Politics

Getting ready?

In Illinois, we vote for our judges. But they don’t campaign as much so it’s often hard to tell who is good and who is not. Various sources, like Chicago Council of Lawyers, make recommendations based on their findings. The Chicago Bar Association has a similar list.

Keeping our all important 4th amendment rights

If you don’t think it’s necessary to do random (and likely ineffective) searches on public transportation, you may want this Fourth Amendment Messenger Bag.

On the other hand, if you think it is necessary, you may want this “I consent” Classic Thong.

It’s a matter of consent.

Last few links from Boing Boing.

Like a stand up comedy routine

The press tries to ask the White House about Karl Rove:

Q Well, you’re in a bad spot here, Scott, because after the investigation began, after the criminal investigation was underway, you said — October 10th, 2003, “I spoke with those individuals, Rove, Abrams and Libby, as I pointed out, those individuals assured me they were not involved in this.” From that podium. That’s after the criminal investigation began. Now that Rove has essentially been caught red-handed peddling this information, all of a sudden you have respect for the sanctity of the criminal investigation?

The White House guy responds to this, and any question that even mentions Rove’s name, with three stock answers:

1.  No one wants to get to the bottom of this more than the president [I just bet]
2.  The White House will not comment on an ongoing criminal investigation, even if they commented on it before.
3.  The White House guy knows very well what was said at this podium.

Over and over and over.

Doesn’t have to do with Karl Rove but I liked this question:

Q Scott, since President William Howard Taft became Chief Justice after his presidency, you would not rule out the President nominating former law school professor Bill Clinton to the Supreme Court, would you? And if you wouldn’t, we can report that President Clinton is under consideration, can’t we?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, that’s the first time I’ve heard that name suggested. I know there are a lot of names being suggested out there, and you know that I’m not going to get into speculating about any particular names.

Justice Clinton. I’d go for that.

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Would books have been more shocking?Yahoo! News – DeLay Slams Supreme Court Justice

DeLay Slams Supreme Court Justice. But why Kennedy? Says Delay:

“We’ve got Justice Kennedy writing decisions based upon international law, not the Constitution of the United States? That’s just outrageous,” DeLay told Fox News Radio. “And not only that, but he said in session that he does his own research on the Internet? That is just incredibly outrageous.”

Not the Internet! It gets better:

One way would be for the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the clause in the Constitution that says “judges can serve as long as they serve with good behavior,” he said. “We want to define what good behavior means. And that’s where you have to start.”



I guess they figure as long as they’re defining everything else pretty much however they want, why not “good behavior”, too?

Some mandate!

Looks like some people are starting to regret the incredibly bad decision they made last November: Gallup: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Ever for 2nd-Term Prez at this Point:

Truman, 1949: 57%.

Eisenhower, 1957: 65%.

Johnson, 1965: 69%.

Nixon, 1973: 57%.

Reagan, 1985: 56%.

Clinton, 1997: 59% .

Bush, 2005: 45%

This just in

Dana wants us to know that she’s not too happy with the state of SUVs. Go, Prius!

Who says liberals don’t believe in abstinence?

They just use more direct (and crude) language to describe it. From the Great Stop Fucking Him post:

If your man doesn’t understand that if he’s entitled to an orgasm, you’re entitled to an unoccupied uterus – stop fucking him. If he can’t get it through his thick skull that his fleeting pleasure poses a mortal threat to you — stop fucking him. No handjobs, no blowjobs, no orgasms for him whatsoever except by his own hand, until you can be completely assured of a baby-free future, at your discretion….

Stop fucking him if he refers to birth control as your problem, then helps vote in legislation that makes it your really big fucking problem. Stop fucking him if he thinks that your inability to prevent conception should in no way prevent him from having sex with you.



Guess that’s one way to take back the night…

Ummmm

“This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. Having said that, all options are on the table.”

Is anyone else confused? Bush, if we’re not going to attack, then all options are NOT on the table.

If Google says it, it must be true

Our president is a joke.

Doesn’t work in all browsers. This is Google Maps, by the way. Isn’t it cool?

There goes that plan

Darn. Guess I’m not going to be President.

You have no chance whatsover of becoming president, probably a combination of being female, non-christian, younger than 50, not white enough and/or a decent human being.

Could you become President of the USA?

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