Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Court: Sharia Law Can't be Banned

Bad Judges




10th Circuit: Amendment Banning Sharia Law is Not OK



WYSIWYGSometimes voters get behind an idea, and we think to ourselves, why? Why are they even bothering when that idea, were it to become law, would be struck down as unconstitutional faster than we can utter “temporary restraining order?”

We smugly revisited that thought on Tuesday upon hearing that the Denver-based 10th Circuit had upheld a lower-court ruling keeping an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution from becoming law.

The amendment, overwhelmingly approved by Oklahoma voters last year, prevents judges from basing rulings on international law — and specifically mentions Islamic law, often known as Shariah law.

Specifically, the 10th Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision to preliminarily enjoin the amendment from going into effect. It ruled that there is a legitimate issue as to whether the initiative violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause
[Full 10th Circuit: Amendment Banning Sharia Law is Not OK]


Why do we have legislatures when, in the final analysis,  a judge can undo their produce with a pen stoke.  I am not the first to propose, nor is it even my first time doing so, that the United States is ruled by a judicial oligarchy.  I am quite certain that a current Tom Jefferson instruction would be "kill everybody and begin you anewith."  John Wayne would,  for sure.




Debbie Wasserman Speaks Words



Debbie Wasserman Test's Special World





In Debbie's world, today's political incivility, including the shooting of  her"good friend"  Rep. Gifford— by a deranged leftist,  would never have occured before unruly Teapartiers crashed the scene.  This is all the more insane given the recent thuggery perped by Obama's sanctioned Occupy movement, but no mention of that.  The really terrifuying part?  Debbie Wasserman Test believes every word she says is gospel truth. Er, Torah truth.   Yes, Debbie is a   rabid female dog.  Ahem.
Debbie Wasserman Test




The New Military

Culture




 
Have things gone this, er, cozy?



Talk about morning wood ...






Whoops. I forgot grinning Michelle

                                                                         STFU Michelle

Michelle Obama says people have inaccurately cast her as an "angry black woman"
Roll hte tape Poncho ...



The Many Faces of Michelle Obama



Fun Michelle

Ecstatic Michelle

Euphoric Michelle

Mischivous  Michelle

Jocular Michelle

Laughing Michelle

Jubilant Michelle

Elated Michelle


Quiz




Testing 1-2

 

They must have cheated - I missed # 23 & #29



Below is a link to a 30-question test to see how well you know US Laws.  Not exactly grade-school level. Give it a shot, and see how well you do!

Supposedly 96% of all High School Seniors FAILED this test ... AND if that's not bad enough, 50+% of all individuals over 50 did too!! Take the test and be surprised at what we don't know.

http://games.toast.net/independence/

Grin


mysco

Rolling-over the cheater's picture reveals how other Marylanders did on this test.  My gawd; it would appear that only 4990  Maryland Democrats took it, and not one scored  better than 15 right. Figures.


A good beginning

Let's Begin Today on a Bright Note




Today's Bad Science

GREEN CRAP

Study of shrinking Mt. Adams glaciers—
a good example of bad science.

 

WYSIWYG
A Sierra Club soirée no doubt

The recent Portland State University study of glaciers on Mt. Adams by is a good example of bad science, i.e., how a dogmatic bias and selectively leaving out contrary factual data can lead to bad conclusions. As an exercise in critical thinking, I used to have my graduate students take a paper like this apart, piece by piece, to show any scientific errors. Here is an analysis of bad assumptions and errors in the Mt. Adams study. [Anthony Watts, cont]

Bad science; a.k.a. ideology friendly science,  is one  thing Algore might actually have invented, when as senator he bequeathed taxpayer funded grants to science mills willing to play flash-for-cash.  Who's funding them now?  The political left, and groups like the Sierra Club, who use bad science as $fear-raisers. 

By the bye, my Man of the Decade is Anthony Watts.  He, as much as, and prolly more than any other individual, was most prominently involved in exposing  the bad science of man caused climate change. He wins $10,000,000 in the event I am able to pay it.