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So I finally got to see the party that the Crazy Hippy Chick had over at her place. Some of the women folk there mentioned a pic of Da Man. So I figured I would be so kind as to show you a couple of pics, since he is under the weather now. The man has been having abdominal pains for almost a week now. So I don’t think he can hit all that hard right now. I bet he forgot all about these! Notice how dressed up he was that day, he wore jeans with the cammo hat, shirt, and boots! I guess I might have to stay away for a few days after he gets better. Bwahahahahaha! Cross … Continue reading
If we shame them, perhaps they’ll go away.
Whether it’s a bolt from the blue — or, as with many decisions handed down last week, a blot from the blue — the Supreme Court has broken with tradition to reverse itself on whether to reverse a ruling on our weird naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a country it’s allegedly illegal for Michael Moore or most any other American citizen to visit: From the International Herald Tribune (New York Times) Supreme Court to hear habeas corpus claims of Guantánamo detainees By William Glaberson Published: June 29, 2007 The United States Supreme Court reversed course on Friday and agreed to hear claims of Guantánamo detainees that they have a right to challenge their detentions in American federal courts.
I had the opportunity to review an article by Shadi Hamid, Project on Middle East Democracy‘s Director of Research, called “Parting the Veil.” It is well worth the read, I checked at the articles section at POMED, but they didn’t publish it online yet, I am sure they will later. I will keep an eye on it, and when they do, I will let you know. For now, some thoughts on this article. “Parting the Veil” is an interesting, thought provoking read. I cannot say that I agree with everything Hamid writes, but he makes some good points, and raises some interesting questions. The main point the author makes is that the West – better, the US – should stop … Continue reading
It’s like throwing dice and coming up all fives and fours these days whenever the court announces a decision. Hart has more here on the day the law died and I’m still scrolling through it (the race-based admissions for schools opinion is 185 pages long, the bastards). But here’s what we know on this final day of the ’06-’07 SCOTUS term: In a 5-4 decision, the conservative “gang of five” struck down school district integration plans in Washington and Kentucky. Writing for the majority in Parents v. Seattle School District, et al (2007) CJ Roberts said “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” The districts had “failed to … Continue reading
Let me see if I get this straight: EVERYONE* who’s seen it thinks Michael Moore’s new movie is the best thing he’s ever done, and addresses a critical issue in American life that’s being ignored at — literally — the peril of every American. (The Fox News reporter at Cannes was, reportedly, moved to tears by it.) [* within reason, and I mean “reason” literally. HW] And Michael Moore, being successful and having made a good movie must be pissed on. I kid you not.
Well, you knew it was coming. The White House has imperiously thrown out house AND senate congressional subpoenas, and the Roberts Supreme Court decided that 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education, the legal bedrock of the entire Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the case that put Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court, that overturned the horrific Plessy v. Ferguson “separate but equal” rationalization for Jim Crow laws, well, the Roberts Court has declared THAT struggle over: