Archives for: January 2009, 16
Nordyke v. King
Appeals court heard arguments for Nordyke v. King yesterday.
The judges were extremely favorable towards the idea of applying the Second Amendment to state and local governments.
That's What I'm Talkin' About
These are two words I like to see in a headline:
"That spirit of bipartisan partnership for low-income children appears to be disappearing before our very eyes. It's being replaced with partisan exploitation" said Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the usually collegial Finance Committee.
He called it "damn disgusting."
Grassley blamed Democratic leaders rather than committee Chairman Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, for producing a bill that he said omits a number of items sought by Republicans including provisions aimed at preventing the government run program from "crowding out" private insurance plans.
Leave it to the GOP to be "damned disgusted" by legislation that doesn't favor insurance companies over health care for children. It's no wonder they're wandering the wilderness.
Obama's AG pick on track for confirmation
"Waterboarding is torture," was his blunt response to the first question thrown at him.
That answer was one that many on the Senate Judiciary Committee had sought after years of frustrating non-answers on the subject from Attorney General Michael Mukasey and his predecessor, Alberto Gonzales.
BTW, Arlen Specter has lost any claim to being a "moderate", with me.
Bush's Farewell Speech
Setting aside the tentative joy I feel whenever I type the words "Bush's final" anything, did anyone watch the speech?
I had the teevee on, but after hearing him confirm that he's a dirty, lying scoundrel by claiming he wishes Obama well in cleaning up his mess, I couldn't bring myself to pay close attention.
He seemed to go on to claim that the greatest failure to protect the country since Pearl Harbor never happened, and that torture should be a new American "value", but like I said I wasn't listening that closely. If he mentioned the role of his (and the GOP's) rigid ideology's role in the near destruction of the global economy I didn't hear it.
Normally, I'd say "good riddance to bad rubbish", but the damage this man has caused will be with us for decades, particularly in the form of Alito and Roberts.
What an utter disaster the phony rancher, who's retiring in a formerly all-white neighborhood in Dallas, has been.
Five days to go.