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These days, the opposing party will attack you for anything — even your World of Warcraft character. (Guess which party thinks this attack is a great use of their time and resources? Guess! Here’s a hint:)
“Colleen may play ‘World of Warcraft’ online, but it has been far more harmful to Maine people that Tom Martin has been playing ‘Worlds of Hurt’ (at level 90) with their pensions, access to health care, and public schools…. It’s time GOP grew up and talked about the real issues.”
Making Light posted a few fun tweets along with links to the opinion and SCOTUSblog’s concise explanation.
If you’re looking for something with more of an academic bent, Faculty Lounge has a bunch of links to law professor posts.
One more: Prof. Sheldon Nahmod’s explanation is pretty helpful, too.
Random things I found Google Reader I thought Seth should know about:
Anyone need an iPod Touch? This would be a better promo if it offered an iPad 2 instead.
Where do they find these people and can they keep on saying stuff like this for our amusement?
I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under Democrat President Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it is an interesting coincidence.
If by “interesting” you mean “the Ford administration“, um, sure, why not?
A weird quote from a right-wing blogger, found at Talking Points Memo, The Importance of Being Earnest:
Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed. If Obama doesn’t raise his standards, he will exceed Bush’s total before he is inaugurated.
“We’ve got a lot of relations with countries in our neighborhood.” –George W. Bush, Kranj, Slovenia, June 10, 2008. Of course we do.
“I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.” –George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008. Hm. Maybe not.
“So long as I’m the president, my measure of success is victory — and success.” –George W. Bush, on Iraq, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2008. Wait. What?
And that’s just 2008. What about old favorites:
“They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it’s some kind of federal program.” –George W. Bush, Nov. 2, 2000. Wouldn’t want that.
“You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.” –interview with CBS News’ Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006. You don’t say.
“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” –Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000. We’ve been wondering about this one for years.
“I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.” –Washington, D.C. June 18, 2002. Good you cleared that up.
“Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?” –Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000. A very rare question, indeed.
Obama’s going to have to work very hard to top this.
Found on Alas, a blog: Dennis Prager says, “Americans Hate Equality.”
Equality, which is the primary value of the left, is a European value, not an American value.
Because equality is a French value, or anti-American, or something. And the Founding Fathers never said anything about equality. Except when they did. Or something.
I think I need to look at puppies now.
Aided by informants planted in protest groups, authorities raided at least six buildings across St. Paul and Minneapolis to stop an “anarchist” plan to disrupt this week’s Republican National Convention.