Friday, July 29

The Supreme Court is like baseball?

Heard on Rush today (Walter E. Williams was sitting in) regarding The Swimmer (Ted Kennedy) asking "whose side is John Roberts on" - is like asking an umpire which side he's on. You don't ask that question. (unless you're playing against the Pistons in a playoff game...oh, sorry. That's basketball.) You ask the umpire if he understands the rules of the game and will fulfill his umpire duties based on his knowledge of the rules of the game. It's totally irrelevant if he hates the Tigers. Who cares what team he likes better? He's supposed to umpire the game based on the rules of the game. Not his personal preferences.

Likewise, you don't ask a Supreme Court nominee what side he/she's on. (Walter Williams called it "stupid!" not "uninformed". "Stupid".) A fairer question would be "can you read?" "Did you read the constitution?" Roberts' job is to interpret the constitution. That's it. Not make laws, not "choose sides" and not be an activist, legislating from the bench.

I was discussing this with The Sage yesterday - a friend of hers is all in a tizzy that Roberts will overturn Roe v. Wade and "how dare George W. nominate someone who will take away women's rights". It shows that she doesn't understand the constitution - otherwise she wouldn't have been in such a tizzy.

Update: "When Roberts was asked about abortion during the 2003 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to the federal bench, he said, 'Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land.'" Irrelevant what his personal beliefs are. Irrelevant that his wife is a "Pro life feminist". But of course the Dems want you to believe otherwise. Isn't that called "projection"??

Dubya flippin' the bird?

Oh, I *wish*!!

(it's a liberal blog, and the comments are nauseating. Couldn't figure out how to just post the ignore the bleatings and idiotic commenting below)

Turns out he was giving the "thumbs up", not the "bird". Wish he'd pull a Cheney one of these days and tell those whiners to F themselves. Now THAT would make my day.


John Bolton. Recess appointment? I'm sorry, but that cracks me up. And of course the Dems are all flipping out, Lott says W "can't make choices in a vacuum" and all that typical nonsense. What. Do we want some namby-pamby UN Ambassador over there? I mean, it's been working SO WELL up till now, right? No, we want some guy that's going to go over there and slap some people around. In a nice, diplomatic way, of course.

Trent Lott thinks it would be akin to W "thumbing his nose" at the Senate...and this is a bad again? Barbara Boxer and Joe Biden of course want to know what Bolton did or did not say regarding Valerie Plame. I'm not kidding.

Update: He did it! Yeah! Even Kofi is making sounds that sorta make it seem like he's open to working with Bolton and isn't getting involved in the whole "a recess appointment is perceived as weaker" and yadda yadda. Of course Biden and Kennedy are none too pleased. Tough.


I don't mean any disrespect to the people in Britain, but I can't help but think that after 9/11, we didn't have any more terror attacks. None. That's 4 years without another attack. And now they're on...what, three? Or two and a scare this morning?

The news was saying how in Britain they have a more "lassez faire" attitude toward Muslims in general. Should that serve as a lesson to the anti-profiling people here in the US? These people want to KILL US, ya'll. That means that we don't target the little old ladies and 12 year old girls for searches at airports. Muslims, people. Specifically males. That's not racist, that's the facts.

Update: YEAH!! All four July 21st bombing suspects held. "Scotland Yard described Friday as their 'best day yet' since 21 July."

Thursday, July 28

Promises, promises...

Drudge is reporting that:

Veteran wire reporter Helen Thomas is vowing to 'kill herself' if Dick Cheney announces he is running for president.The newspaper HILL first reported the startling claim on Thursday. MORE"The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself," she told the HILL. "All we need is one more liar."Thomas added, "I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if he does."

Wait. Aren't we still waiting for a bunch of Hollywood liberals to move to, like, France or something?

WHEN are they going to start keeping their promises?

p.s. if Cheney runs, I'm throwing a parade. That man rocks.

Update: On Fox News this morning they said that "upon hearing the news, Dick Cheney immediately announced his plans to run". Har.

Update II: Bwa-hahahahaha!!! *wiping eyes*

Update III: Now Helen Thomas is all bent out of shape that a her "longtime friend Albert Eisele" would report on her suicidal rantings. She's vowed to "never talk to a reporter again". Boy, they sure can dish it out, but they certainly can't take it, eh?

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