Thursday, June 09, 2011

... two judges appointed by Clinton,

Healthcare overhaul fight in pivotal Atlanta court

The latest round in the fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was held Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta.

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on whether to reverse a Florida judge's ruling that struck down the law. The judges seemed receptive to arguments from critics challenging the health reforms as unconstitutional during the three-hour hearing.

But Wait

2 Bill Clintons + 1 American

It unfolded in what's considered one of the nation's most conservative appeals courts. But the randomly selected panel includes two appointees of Democratic President Bill Clinton, and observers say it's hard to predict how they'll decide. The Clinton appointees are circuit Judges Frank Hull and Stanley Marcus, while Chief Judge Joel Dubina was tapped by President George H.W. Bush
Hard to predict? I would love to be pleasantly surprised, but I won't hold my breath.  If this panel upholds the Florida decision, I believe it will be the first court that didn't decide an Obamacare challenge on party lines (Democrat v. American).

Solar Flare Maybes

Rays from solar eruption will start hitting Earth today


Boned Jello

I depend on TV EARS at night because I like my TV audio setting at 40, and MoSup likes hers at 5.  So, her hearing is acute, mine not so much.  I like to listen to stuff in bed, so these are necessary.  Last night I put them on and all I got was fuzz.  Sounded like an olio of Big Bang noise, with the glayvin and the debigulation. I tried reconnecting wires - nope.  So I figured the damned thing had broken. Then for snickers I put them on and placed me noggin about two inches from the transmitter.  Voices! Sound! But move to 3 inches away, and white noise.   I wondered if maybe there was some electrical malfunction in a light, but went to bed; without entertainment.

This morning MoSup showed me an article in the paper about the big solar flare. I said, yeah,  there's no telling how that will affect us, but the Goreons will be blaming carbon emissions. And Bingo!  Could it be that's what neutered my TV Ears?  *Jaws music*

I just bought the .Sennheiser RS120

Waiting for Winky-Dink and You

Watching the test pattern
waiting for
Winky-Dink and You

Watching the test pattern

Richard Dreyfuss reads the iTunes EULA

Richard Dreyfuss reads the iTunes EULA

This Friday's Reporters' Roundtable is on a topic that vexes us all: why are end user license agreements and terms of service so long and convoluted? To get ourselves in the mood for this show, we asked CNET fan (and Academy Award winner) Richard Dreyfuss if he'd help us out by doing a dramatic read of the Apple EULA. He said yes. So, without further ado, we present to you,

Dramatic readings from the iTunes EULA by Richard Dreyfuss

Please read:
Your responsibility:

This one's our favorite:

Effective until:


cuzzin ricky

Piers Morgan, Retard

CNN Host Slams the Tea Party: "Not the Brightest," Akin to Hitler's Mobs?
  And, when Coulter said she "loved" the Tea Party, Morgan seemed flabbergasted: "I don’t get that because you’re a smart cookie," before again impugning the Tea Party: "They're not among the brightest of spellers." [MRC-Full]

This guy is more than a few peas short of a casserole -

PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Where is the similar mob to Mussolini’s and Hitler’s in the modern democratic era?

ANN COULTER: Well, I would say that there are a lot of similarities. The French Revolution.

MORGAN: Tea Party?

COULTER: No. No, no, no.

MORGAN: Nearest thing to it?

COULTER: No, they're much closer to the original Tea Party, which, and actually not as, not as much of a rabble as the original Tea Party, which as I point out, the Founding Fathers weren't wild about the original Tea Party curiously enough because they were so against mobs.

MORGAN: Are you wild about them?

COULTER: About who?

MORGAN: The Tea Party.

COULTER: Oh, the current Tea Party?


COULTER: Oh, yeah, I love them.

MORGAN: See, I don’t really get that.

COULTER: I speak to them.

MORGAN: I don’t get that because you’re a smart cookie.

COULTER: So are the Tea Partiers!

The commie's enemy
MORGAN: What do people think about you? You're intelligent. You live a provocative life.

COULTER: I believe you're insulting the Tea Partiers.

MORGAN: Well, they're not among the brightest of spellers, are they?

COULTER: They're smarter than any liberal.

MORGAN: Do you think so?


MORGAN: You really think that?

COULTER: Yes, I do.

MORGAN: In your heart?

COULTER: Are you some kind of retard? *

*I made that one up

Redneck Fixology

Redneck Fixology

A part of you wants to mock and laugh but then you step back and almost admire their ingenious ways.


It was bound to happen - Weiner *gag* unveiled

It was bound to happen
Doug Ross:
Me, I try to run a family-friendly blog here. That, and the fact that I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Opie and Anthony release Weiner's X-rated wiener photo

The X-rated photograph of Anthony's Weiner that Andrew Breitbart obtained from one of the esteemed Congressman's sexting partners has made its way to the Internets.

Apparently, in the process of showing various Weiner shots to news producers, radio hosts Opie and Anthony obtained a photo of Breitbart's iPhone screen.

[Teeny Weeny Miny Mo Weener]
Teeny Weeny Miny Mo

Mitt McCain

Mitt Locks It Up
NYT Endorses Mitt McCain
It seemed like a straightforward question on a second-tier issue: Would Mitt Romney disavow the science behind global warming? The putative Republican presidential front-runner, eager to prove his conservative bona fides, could easily have said what he knew many in his party’s base wanted to hear. Instead, the former Massachusetts governor stuck to the position he has held for many years — that he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to it.
WaPost - Romney draws early fire from conservatives over views on climate change
Mitt Romney, author of the prototypical government Health Care plan, rides shotgun on Al Gore's man-caused global warming express. Giddyup. The dream Republican candidate—   if you're a Liberal.  He'll  get the full John McCain treatment now, for sure. He already is.  A billion words of favorable media coverage, and then the New York Times endorsement.

NYT Endorses Mitt McCain

There's not a person in this room who voted for John McCain in a primary.  McCain benefited from a strong get-out-the-vote effort— oh yeah, by ACORN.  And  labor unions.  And  the New Black Panthers,  Democrats were urged to cross party lines and vote for him in the Republican primaries, in violation of the law in some cases. Turned out in droves, they did. And we - the nation at large - we were stuck with him. 

I never understood how a political party could be forced to let outsiders (who hate their guts) vote in their nominating process; something akin to Rush Limbaugh subscribers nominating the slate of National Organization for Women officers. What the hell is wrong with Republicans?   There should be court cases filed repeatedly until they secure the right of self governance.

Too late now.  Mitt's got the nomination locked up.  Then he's back to being treated by the media like, well,  like John McCain.  Loser.  Unless—   Hmmm.  I'm trying to think.  Is there a candidate who could rally support,  from so many people, that all the Donk monkeyshines in the world would fall short?  Someone who lights up a room.  It would probably the very last person the New York Times would endorse.  Hmmmm.  There must be someone.