Nice timing Seattle!

    Reports from KING 5 News: May 17: Seattle City Council votes unanimously to boycott Arizona. May 18: Seattle man caught raping a woman near a grocery store in Edmonds. They learn via fingerprints that ICE wants him. May 19: It’s learned that he’s been deported 4 times and uses 35 different aliases. May 21: Oops make that 9 times he’s been deported after getting caught | Read More »

    Racist AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio targets Hispanics yet again!

    Just because some friends gather together for a little fun and games doesn’t mean he should go in busting up the meetings and looking to arrest and deport as many of these people as possible. AG Holder needs to go after him – under the “disparate impact” standard it’s completely racist. I don’t ever read about white people getting arrested for doing this same thing.

    NATO is getting a new mission statement

    Perhaps all you need to know is that the “head of the team of experts” who wrote this draft is former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Unless future NATO warfare will involve dropping giant brooches on the enemy, I don’t see how she can provide anything useful – and clearly she doesn’t. Feel free to read more if you wish, but be prepared to | Read More »

    What the ….? Palin endorses Fiorina (no I’m not kidding!)

    As usual, the news comes from Palin’s Facebook site. Unless someone hacked it, she really is endorsing Fiorina over DeVore. I’d like to tell you about a Commonsense Conservative running for office in California this year… Her name is Carly Fiorina, and I’m proud to endorse her for U.S. Senate. Carly is the Commonsense Conservative that California needs and our country could sure use in | Read More »

    Raise your hand if you thought the $50B bailout for Freddie Mac was the end of it

    They’re saying they need another $10B and change just to cover the past quarter. Who could have seen this shock coming? Freddie Mac is asking for $10.6 billion in additional federal aid after posting a big loss in the first three months of the year. It’s another sign that the taxpayer bill for stabilizing the housing market will keep mounting. The McLean, Va.-based mortgage finance | Read More »

    Going to great pains to avoid use of “illegal”

    We’ve seen lots of this lately. In the most generic sense, all the complaints about the Arizona law ignore that – like every other law on everyone’s books – it’s aimed at combatting things that are, well, ILLEGAL. Here’s another great example. The Santa Cruz anti-AZ protest march this weekend resulted in a good bit of destruction, considering only 250 people were involved. Note how | Read More »

    The Times endorses the Tories

    It seems a bit of a shocker to me, but The Times has dumped its usual support for Labour — first time since 1992 it has endorsed the Conservatives. This election offers a fundamental choice about the future of this country. It offers a moment to put old-fashioned tribal loyalties, class prejudices and social habits aside. We must choose. Either we are to be a | Read More »

    Activist right-wing Supreme Court tries to force Christianity on all of us

    Well, that’s how this decision will no doubt be portrayed. This is the case over the cross in the Mojave Desert. It’s interesting when the Justices weigh in with so many different angles. pp 1-5 – syllabus (overview) 6-24 – Kennedy’s opinion (with Roberts and, in part, Alito) 25 – Roberts adds a humorous note (see below) 26-32 – Alito explains why he thinks it | Read More »

    Justice Stevens smacks down his possible “moderate” replacement?

    While the left and the media are making it look like the evil Chief Justice Roberts condones the most horrible sort of cruelty to animals, it’s worth reading the first four pages of the actual opinion to get the feel of his ruling and to think about what the media is not reporting. For those of you who didn’t see it yesterday, a federal law | Read More »

    NY Times reviews of Kitty Kelley books depend on who she’s bashing

    It sure looks like their review of her Oprah book focuses more on issues with Kelley whereas their review of her Bush book focuses more on issues with Bush. The first half of the Oprah book review can be summed up as: “The only POSSIBLE tidbit of interest is that she CLAIMS to know the identity of Oprah’s father but doesn’t name him, so there | Read More »