- AN 11 ON THE MANLY SCALE
In connection with fnord’s excellent post about religous extremism, I must post this link. Really for no other reason than I love the picture (and the whole site is a hoot, unless you’re sensitive). MY JESUS has a sense of humor, and has approved occasional visits to the General. Your Jesus may be offended, check with him first. I think Turdblossom may hang out with Rummy over here:
by fnord |
May 18, 2009 · 9:05 am
I had long thought the Bush Administration was one of incompetence. The more that comes out the more I think it was an administration of madness.
Here’s a slide show of some of “The Crusades Cover Letters” Rumsfeld hand delivered to Bush and which adorned highly classified daily briefings on the war in Iraq called “The Worldwide Intelligence Update.”
A cover from March 2003 showed soldiers praying while holding automatic weapons. A passage from Isaiah surrounds the photo: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Here I am Lord, Send Me!” Another Isaiah passage adorns a photo of tanks blasting into Baghdad from the same month: “Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.”
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For serious political hacks, the real importance of the next couple of presidential terms is not the same as the average voter’s concerns. For them, the whole thing revolves around SCOTUS appointments. ~sekanblogger
FIRST SUPREME COURT
At a speech this year, Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out that for the first time in history, every single Supreme Court Justice came directly from a federal circuit court. He argued that this was something to be celebrated, but his appraisal isn’t just suspect; it’s perfectly in line with his aggressively conservative judicial agenda.
At his confirmation hearing, Roberts famously compared the job of a judge to that of a baseball umpire. Measure the strike zone, then decide whether the pitches wander beyond it. In his vision, the ideal judge is little more than a technician, coldly dividing the world into balls and strikes.
If that’s the case, then there’s no better training for being a judge than … being a judge. After all, an umpire’s eye only improves with practice, so why not the same for a Chief Justice? Continue reading →
by fnord |
May 18, 2009 · 6:00 am
It’s been said utility poles are the Kansas state tree. (It’s a joke!)
Tornadoes are possible with storms at this time of year. We have basements under our homes and elaborate warning systems. If storms are treated with the respect and caution they deserve we may lose property, but not what is most important. Lightening can also be very dangerous. Strong storms are realities of life on the plains.
The week ahead looks to be dry, no rain predicted. We’ve had a lot of rainy days this spring so we’re ready for a stretch of dry.
What’s on your mind today. This is your thread, decide the topics!