The Difference Between “Choice” and Murder
This case helpfully illustrates the fact that, in this country, the difference consists entirely of the location of the victim. Eighteen and pregnant, Sycloria Williams went to an abortion clinic outside Miami and paid $1,200 for Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique to terminate her 23-week pregnancy. Three days later, she sat in a reclining chair, medicated to dilate her cervix and otherwise get her ready for | Read More »
In the Spirit of Bipartisanship, I Wholly Approve This Plan
It has been probably two years since I have agreed with Markos Moulitsas about anything. But it appears that Barack Obama really is bringing change to this country, because I fully endorse the Moulitsas Deficit Reduction Act of 2009. Here’s how it works: Since the only time rich DC party insiders seem to get around to paying their taxes is when nominated to Obama’s cabinet, | Read More »
Bob Casey Jr. Again Exposes the Myth of the Elected Pro-Life Democrat
Bob Casey Jr. ran for the Senate seat he currently occupies as an ostensible pro-lifer, just like his dearly-departed and still popular father. Sadly, judging by the election results, many pro-life voters in Pennsylvania believed his rhetoric. Today, Bob Casey Jr. voted against the Mexico City policy on the floor of the Senate, indicating clearly that he is not only pro-abortion, he is pro-government funding | Read More »
Mark Kleiman Continues to Disregard the First Rule of Holes [UPDATED]
Earlier, I smacked Mark Kleiman around for this ridiculous post in which he suggested that Sen. Cornyn could possibly be liable for obstruction of justice for saying he’d vote against Eric Holder for AG. Kleiman has apparently responded in an update (which was too cowardly to link to my original post exposing his ignorance) in which he claims: First, he says he doesn’t know what | Read More »
On This Day, We Remember.
The primary function of any just government is to prevent and punish the taking of innocent human life. To but state the proposition is to prove it. Nevertheless, 36 years ago today, in the tradition of Scott v. Sanford, the Supreme Court of the United States took it upon themselves to declare that a certain class of humans were not really humans at all. In | Read More »
I’m Not Really Sure What Mark Kleiman Does for a Living
I have never really taken the time to inquire into what Mark Kleiman does for a living. I know he’s a lefty, he’s annoying, he manages to properly puncutate most of his sentences, and seems to be of the opinion that he knows everything. Therefore, I have always more or less assumed that he was a law professor. Turns out that either I was wrong | Read More »
Hoping Obama is a Failure
In case you’ve managed to completely avoid any source of news over the last two months, today is a Really Big Day in the history of this country. We are in the midst of a recession that may be headed for a depression, the Iraq War is ongoing but appears headed for a successful conclusion, the President (and most especially Congress) have historically low approval | Read More »
Behold the latest television ad from Fidelis. I think it pretty much speaks for itself:
Bush Commutes Sentences of Compean, Ramos
Multiple sources are now reporting that President Bush has commuted the sentences of border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Campeon. President Bush has apparently decided against pardoning the two, who were convicted of essentially shooting a drug smuggler without privilege to do so. I have personally had many go-rounds with commenters here over the propriety of Ramos and Compean’s actions and I think that | Read More »
Welcome to the Joys of Executive Decisionmaking Under President Obama
Ladies and Gentlemen, President-Elect Obama is not messing around whatsoever when it comes to implementing one of his earliest and most insistent campaign promises: closing down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Yessir, he means business, and he is going to show all those people who suggested that his total lack of executive experience would make him a wishy-washy and poor decision-maker that they were | Read More »
Because Nothing Says “Change” Like a Bunch of Retreaded Clintonistas
We offer the following video to all the hopelessly naive hippies who voted for Obama, courtesy of your friends at RedState!* For those who are slow to get the message, we’ve included a helpful road sign at the end! *Thanks to Caleb, who again did an awesome job of putting this together. Note from Caleb: If’n y’all feel like clicking through to rate vid or | Read More »
And Now, a Memorial to Harry Reid on this Momentous Day
The 111th Congress is seated today, and in light of this and this, Caleb and I put together a little… uh.. tribute in his honor. Hope you enjoy. Open thread for all the day’s festivities.
The “Reality-Based Community” Comes Through for Our Amusement Again
[UPDATE]: Apparently, the post in question has been updated. “In context,” the author claims, it is clear that he was writing his post for post-inauguration. “In context,” of course, the 111th Congress will be sworn in pre-inauguration. There is no amount of context that will change the basic fact that January 6th occurs before January 20th. The battle over provisional seating is going to occur | Read More »
In the 13th chapter of the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus told a story that has come to be commonly known as the Parable of the Sower. For those who aren’t familiar, the upshot is that a certain man went about sowing seed. He sowed this seed on various kinds of ground – some rocky, some thorny, some on a path, and some on good | Read More »
Bush Bails out UAW.
In politics, there is no such thing as a “final indignity,” but this is pretty darn close: WASHINGTON (CNN) — The federal government will provide $13.4 billion in loans to automakers General Motors and Chrysler, the White House said Friday. “Allowing the U.S. auto industry to collapse is not a responsible course of action,” President Bush said Friday morning. “The terms and conditions of the | Read More »
TGIF Open Thread
Let it all hang out.
Tuesday Morning Open Thread.
Do you see this diary? This diary is a great example of what not to put in a diary. It is a great example of what to put in an open thread instead. I would delete the diary so that it wasn’t sitting there pushing a diary someone spent time and effort on off the list, but I wanted to leave up an example of | Read More »
Monday Morning Open Thread
And now a palate cleanser courtesy of Failblog
Be advised. (If your diary has gone missing, read this)
I am about to go through, in about five minutes, and delete a whole slough of one-line diaries. The diaries are not the place for you to drop in a link and one or two sentences. If you don’t have al least two substantive paragraphs on something, do not post it in a diary. Post it in an open thread instead. When you do that, | Read More »