Friday, January 08, 2010

Our Court System

Fasten your seatbelts ...

Judge tosses out most evidence on Gitmo detainee
 ..... on grounds his confessions were coerced, allegedly by U.S. forces, before he became a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Since Obama chose to, in Sarah Palin's words, treat 9/11 as a crime spree, instead of a war, I don't fault the judge.  I fault our own Liberal terrorists.   Besides,  Judge Hogan is no wine-sipping, Brie-eating, ACLU-loving Liberal in a black sack.  He was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1983, and his most recent notable court action was rule that the FBI raid, on now imprisoned Rep. William Jefferson's (D LA) Capitol Hill office, was legal.  Hogan himself had signed the warrant.  Your serve. 

Chicago Guns

ALERT – Supreme Court Case
on Chicago Handgun Ban

 In a nutshell ...

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Last year the SCOTUS agreed to hear McDonald v. Chicago, a case identical to the successful challenge of DC's handgun ban.  You'da thunk Parker (Heller) v. the District of Columbia settled this.  But no. The 7th Circuit Court ruled that Heller doesn't apply to states, so Chicagoans, unless they're gang bangers, can't own handguns.

*As I write this, I'm taken back to the Chicago of my  youth , where I, armed with my dad's captured German P-38 semi-automatic pistol, and  joined by my friend Timmy, with his dad's captured Mauser, and Joey, with his dad's captured Jap bayonet, took on assorted Comanches, Apaches, Chink Commies, and icky girls who threatened our forts. Only the Indians and Commies were ever hurt. *

This seems like a win-win.  If Alan Gura, the lawyer who won Heller, and who's challenging Chicago's gun ban, wins his challenge, then areas under the Seventh's  jurisdiction ought be bound by it . If Chicago wins, so what?  It's doesn't apply to states. *snort*

Interesting References:
Fundraising Bleg for Illinois 2nd Amendment Case
7th Circuit Rules 2nd Amdt. Doesn't Apply To States
Heller Ain't No Bad Place to Be

The bigger issue, of course, is that the decision, no matter which way it goes, will be 5-4. So once again, we are just another Sotomeyer away from a summary amendment of the Constitution. Today's Left are far more dangerous than Apaches, Chink Commies, and icky girls. Click-click.

re Todd

In Passing

In Passing
 My crack team cleans things up

Poor Sen. Butters.  A gag reflex causes him to lose his chairmanship of the Utah State Senate Judicial Standing Committee (video right)

Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological Group

This is Great News! For Sarah Palin! (Really)
I find this truly remarkable: in a National Journal survey of 109 Republican "party leaders, political professionals and pundits", not a single one deemed Sarah Palin to be the most likely Republican nominee.

‘60 Minutes’: McCain staffer feared Sarah Palin’s debate could be historic ‘debacle’ 
She tended to call Joe Biden “O’Biden.” Several people suggested that she say, “Can I call you Joe?” And she did, but one “O’Biden” did slip out. Now Schmidt says she “more than held her own” against Biden and that she prevented the Barack Obama-Biden victory from being lopsided.

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"Turn on the air conditioning, my ass is freezing here"
After a report on cold weather, ABC's Sawyer considered it evidence of global warming

Why is the State Department getting an UndyBomber pass?
When abysmally lax visa issuance policies at Hillary Clinton’s State Department — a problem that festered before 9/11 under GOP and Democrat administrations alike, continues now (hello, James Riady).

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
Who is this Maddow person? 
"I used to be an activist, too, so I understand the strategy of using the name of a well-known person to try to get publicity," Maddow told TPMDC in an email.

Tough Times for Sheriff Joe?

Holder's NKVD have him in their cross-hairs.

John Kerry is outraged:!
"George Bush-Karl Rove shadowy attack politics have no place in the race for Ted Kennedy's seat or in Massachusetts politics," Kerry said in a statement. A t issue - this video produced by America Future Fund, a group who helped make Kerry the unpresident.

  TERRORIST, WHERE?! (Featuring Racist Willy) (video)


Hang 'Em Low

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical
You've seen the news -


And you've heard the whining -

Women Fear Being Ogled!

 Ogle what!?!  This?
Okay, the scan evidently shows nipples.  Big whoop.  They look like this  . .

Scanner violates Child Porn Laws!
Give me a freaking break.


No, the real victims here are men.  You know what I mean.  How the hell are you going to flirt with the airport security babe if ... you know?  Your INTERNET knob means nothing here.   I foresee real tragedy.  Anxiety.  Fear of Flying.  Suicide!

Carville: Airport scanners can 'measure my penis'...

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Curmudgeonly & Skeptical