The Blackmail Continues

I see Ted Kennedy has joined Charles Schumer and Pat Leahy in the public vlackmail game that the Democrats have turned judicial selection into:

The process has not always been contentious. When presidents understand and respect the constitutional “advice and consent” role of the Senate on judicial appointments, the process can be smooth and cooperative, especially when the president obtains and heeds the Senate’s advice before requesting its consent on a nominee. But when a president tries to ignore the Framers’ careful decision to have the Senate share the appointment power, then the responsibility the Framers placed on us may require us to stand up to the president, and over the course of the nation’s history the Senate has done so when necessary.

Apparently the Senate Democrats want to give advice like the Godfather- take it, or else. This is simply more blackmail- what they are saying is we do not respect you as a legitimate President, and even though we have been voted out of power in every arena of the federal government, we think it is our job to choose court appointees. Bush should tell them where to stick it, and let the loony left and the Common Dreams crowd moan on and on about how ‘arrogant’ Bush is.

*** Update ***

Real Clear Politics notes that in his current op-ed, Kennedy wrote this:

“Ronald Reagan nominated Robert Bork, and the Senate, after carefully considering and debating his qualifications, defeated him.”

Real Clear Politics then points out these remarks that Kennedy made during the Senate hearings on Bork:

“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would have to sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police would break down citizen’s doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.”

I guess we shall add blackmail to the list of Kennedy offenses, which include serial liar, adulterer, alcoholic, and lest we forget, murderer.

You know, the more I think about it, the angrier I get. Chante Mallard gets stoned, hits a guy, lets him bleed to death in her garage, and she goes to jail for 60 years. Kennedy gets drunk, drives off a bridge, let’s a girl slowly drown to death, and he gets a lifetime Senate seat.

Talk Left Humor

This may be the funniest thing to come from TalkLeft. Here is an entire post discussing the use of x-ray machines as part of airport security:

Thinking of going to London or France? Get ready. They may be looking at your underpants.

Beautiful. I am still laughing.


The real WMD are the ways the Democrats view the world and poltics. Most of us either want to find the WMD in Iraq, find out why our intelligence was wrong if there were none, and in the worst-case scenario, find them if there were weapons and third parties somehow have seized them. What do the Democrats REALLY want?

Asked whether Democratic leaders were pressing the administration hard enough, Rep. Jim McDermott (Wash.), said, The election is 18 months away. We dont want this to go away just yet. Theres plenty of time.”

Why, they want an issue. Scum.

(via Hanks)

Havens of Flourescent Idiocy

Edward Said (University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University), in the latest Palestine Chronicle:

Hardly a single journalist except Helen Thomas has taken the administration to task for the outrageous lies and confected “facts” that were spun out about Iraq as an imminent military threat to the US before the war, just as now the same government propagandists, whose cynically invented and manipulated “facts” about WMD are now more or less forgotten or shrugged off as irrelevant, are let off the hook by media heavies in discussing the awful, the literally inexcusable situation for the people of Iraq that the US has now single-handedly and irresponsibly created there. However else one blames Saddam Hussein as a vicious tyrant, which he was, he had provided the people of Iraq with the best infrastructure of services like water, electricity, health, and education of any Arab country. None of this is any longer in place.

And Mussolini had the trains running on time. Said has inspired me to write a song. Sing along, if you like:

Saddam’s Land (sung to Dixie Land)

Oh, I wish I was in the land of Saddam,
The Glory days are now forgotten,
‘lectricity, WMD, tryanny, praise Allah!
In Saddam’s land Ba’athist were thrivin’,
No mention of Kurds a Dyin’,
Look away, explain away, lie away, where’s the UN?


Oh I wish we had a tyrant, No Cares, No Wares!
In Saddam’s Land I raised my hand
In praise of our new fascism.
No way, USA, no Way, Saddam was better.

Great News

Woo Hoo! The Texas sodomy law has been struck down by the Supreme Court.

[sarcasm] I think, in celebration, I am going to engage in a wild orgy of sodomy. I will sodomize at the office, at the grocery store,- hell, I will sodomize on the ride home to pick up my BBQ smoker today. No one can stop me now- I am going to engage in sodomy 24/7. [/sarcasm]

At least, from the reaction of those in favor of keeping sodomy laws, that is what you would expect everyone to do- I know I was just one step away from having gay anal sex when I found out it was illegal- that stopped me right there. My point, of course, is that it is none of the government’s damn business what my homosexual friends are doing in the bedroom. I see no reason why their sex lives should be under scrutiny (or mine, for that matter). A good day for common sense and privacy, if you ask me.


John Hawkins scores an interview with Ann Coulter. Kinda cool all the big names he is amassing.

Windshield Trial

I am sure you are all familiar with this case:

The chief medical examiners in Tarrant and Bexar counties went head to head Wednesday in the murder trial of Chante Mallard, sometimes offering conflicting opinions about what occurred after Gregory Glenn Biggs crashed through her car windshield.

The prosecution completed its presentation of evidence Wednesday morning, and the defense rested it case in the afternoon after calling only one witness – the Bexar County, Texas, medical examiner.

I found this piece of information just awful:

Tarrant County Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani, who performed Biggs’ autopsy, explained that Biggs suffered a broken right arm, right leg and a nearly amputated left leg. Peerwani ruled the death a homicide.

He testified that Biggs likely survived about two hours before bleeding to death; that he could have been moaning and groaning, or even talking, because he had no neurological damage; and that “positional asphyxia” likely did not contribute to his death.

Positional asphyxia is the inability to breathe because something compresses the abdomen, which sometimes occurs by being lodged in a tight space.

Peerwani also testified that, after reviewing Mallard’s training records as a nurse’s aide, she appeared to be a “medically oriented person” who should have recognized the seriousness of Biggs’ injuries and sought help.

She just let the man die, it really is that simple. I don’t know if it is capital murder (or even murder), but the one thing I do know is that if I hear one more person on television try to excuse her because “she has never committed a crime before in her life,” I am going to wretch. This is an evil, awful, hideous woman, and I hope she never goes five minutes for the rest of her life without realizing what she has done.