A Streetcar Named Reform

The Supreme Court has (predictably) expanded police powers broadly, ruling broadly in a case involving strip searches and jail visits, to expand all police’s rights to strip searches (including cavity searches) of anyone for just about any violation — including, as Justice Breyer notes in his dissent, a traffic offense:… Continue reading

Franklin Graham Apologizes for Questioning President Obama’s Faith

Yesterday, Evangelist Franklin Graham apologized to President Obama for questioning his Christian faith. Graham had said in a recent MSNBC interview that he “did not know whether Obama is a Christian” and he suggested that “Islamic law considers him to be a Muslim.” Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, said he now … Continue reading

Rep. Issa Bars Minority Witness, a Woman, on Contraception Hearing

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa chaired a hearing on Capitol Hill today on religious freedom and the new mandate that health insurers cover contraception.  As the hearing got under way,  an argument broke out over Democrats could add a female witness to the all-male panel. “Where are the women?” the minority Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., asked early … Continue reading

Susan G Komen Defunds Planned Parenthood

In a move that has instantly infuriated feminists, it was announced today that “Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, will cut off its funding to Planned Parenthood affiliates, where the foundation has traditionally paid for preventive screening services.” Planned Parenthood has been at the center … Continue reading

‘God’s Rottweiler’ Visit’s the U.S.

“God’s Rottweiler” is visiting the U.S.. NBC News has a little history on Benedict and the views that earned him the name “God’s Rottweiler”: George W Bush and family rolled out the red carpet for the Pope at Andrews Air Force base today:

Snob-Obama is Not Just Out of Touch. He’s From Another Planet

This is how the Republicans are trying to define Barack Obama: Too Liberal, Too Out of Touch. “I know what makes people there ‘bitter.’ It’s slick-talking politicians who look down on their beliefs and values.”  Michael Goodwin wrote in Sunday’s Daily News about his small town in Pennsylvania. The well-circulated … Continue reading

Saturday Round Up

I’m playing catch up this weekend and getting ready for another busy week. There’s a host of news I’d love to find the time to write about but instead I’m opting for a round up of links… Feel free to add more links worth sharing and reading in the comments below. What a mess… … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

My apologies. My brain appears to be suffering a 404 page error, today. Maybe it’s the lack of caffeine. Maybe I’m suffering from “John McCain Syndrome”. Not good for a lass of my age. Of course, it could just be that I am still recovering from my usual work-weekend. During … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Crazy, crazy days, these have been. Reading the headlines crossed over from April Fool’s Day and finding that the stories that seemed like jokes were not laughable, at all. Little kids plotting to kill their teacher. Bernanke speaking in hushed voice about the current impending great depression recession. A Democrat … Continue reading