Irony is the enemy of the post-modern left(tm)
A store in Hong Kong drew some criticism (ya think?) for using swastikas and other Nazi party symbols to decorate their clothing and chain of stores. Wow…
Attorney General John D. Ashcroft has ordered U.S. attorneys across the
country to become much more aggressive in reporting to the Justice Department
cases in which federal judges impose lighter sentences than called for in
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) accused Ashcroft of engaging in an “ongoing attack on judicial independence” and of requiring federal prosecutors “to participate in the establishment of a blacklist of judges who impose lesser sentences than those recommended by the sentencing guidelines.”
The shocking revelation that the Department of Justice might appeal sentences ‘that fail to meet the Sentencing Guidelines’ is
transparently upholding the law.
When Sen. Kennedy(D) was asked why he is protesting the action, when Kennedy himself worked with Sen. Biden(D) to pass the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, the law that abolished the federal parole and created a sentencing guideline system in the federal courts, Kennedy responded “Well I was obviously
intoxicated at that time… and speaking of having one too many… anybody need a lift home?”
Insightful professor of Arabic language Abbas Kadhim at UC Berkeley points out that the
“The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", often credited to the Czarist secret police and embraced by
Anti-Semites throughout the 20th century, that detail a Jewish conspiracy to rule the world are in fact…
in dispute as to their authenticity.
This revelation of course makes their dismissal
based on factual inquiry quite impossible. Recently dramatized on Egyptian
Television as A Knight Without a Horse this scholarly
breakthrough is even more amazing when you consider that it was an Arabic
language professor that decisively evaluated the documents, not based on
exhaustive historical evidence, but was in fact able to arrive at this epiphany
based on just the ‘common sense’ approach of courageously refusing to accept any contrary evidence.
Den Beste says the French just don’t get it. Also, I interpret their new logo as a nose ring and a smile, not a “recursive smile”. But who knows.
Please, it’s begging for it.
Some leftists whine that they were arrested for doing illegal stuff while protesting the war. Misha gives ‘em what they deserve.
I’m now at a nice hotel in Atlanta with wireless Internet access (cool). I see there’ve been some great posts today from 2 of our 4 guests. And there’s football
Lee over at RightThinking.com
tips us to a disturbing story coming out of California… the Governor’s
motorcade was clocked at 94
mph in a 55 mph zone on a stretch of highway known as ‘blood
alley’. Apparently the Governor, Gray Davis, had no comment but the
driver, a recently promoted ‘Kindergarten Cop’ was taken away in restraints
screaming it was a ‘Predator’ from the future. "He looked like
Ice" reported his ‘Junior’ partner."I’m just glad the chase didn’t
lead to any ‘Collateral damage’".
Other witnesses did say a ‘Running Man’, or men (
they may have been ‘Twins’), cast a ‘Red Heat’ in pursuit, which officers
dismissed as ‘True Lies’. Speculation is the ‘Total Recall’ of Governor
Davis has left he and his entourage stressed enough to imagine the event as the
Oct 7th election may make Arnold Schwarzenegger, who claims he’s made his ‘Last
Action Hero’ movie, the ‘Erasor’ of Davis legacy which most Democrats consider a
‘Raw Deal’ in these his ‘End of Days’ of his administration.
Sure that sounds like one of Fidel’s newest books, but it’s deserved. Rush’s comments on blogging were the subject of many blogs today. One of the best was at One Hand Clapping. Donald Sensing takes Rush to task and here’s a sense of it.
“Rush, ever alert for the faintest praise, found out about Hill’s article and gleefully read part of it on the air today. Not content to stop there, Rush careened along, offering sarcastic definitions of blogging and bloggers. Bloggers, he said, are “nerds” who “have a journalism degree” and wish they had the influence of major media, but instead email each other and pretend they are having an effect. That’s not precisely what he said, but it is pretty close, and it wasn’t the only thing derogatory he said about blogs or blogging.”
Read the rest at One Hand Clapping. My response: I like being a nerd and thank you Rush for that honorary journalism degree. After that run-on sentence in my first entry I thought I had no hope of being a really, really important writer, after all I already know that the Intergalactic Capitalist will not bring World Peace and Prosperity. That area is best left to AM-band firebrands and beauty pageant winners.
Arianna HuffyTown set the stage for her campaign this afternoon. No stranger to the California High Art of Media Whoring, she patiently waited for Ahnuld to arrive to file his papers to run for Governor. Sitting under the blazing California sun inside her running mate Mr. Toyota Prius, until Ahnuld arrived on the scene, she suffered a massive heat-induced brain fart. The Greek shape-shifter stumbled around hoping to steal some media time from the Terminator until she ultimately knocked over the microphone stand moments before Arnold Schwartzenegger and wife were to address the media.
In a related development, the Department of Homeland Defense raised the terror threat level to high in response to Arianna’s threats to attack SoCal power stations during Arnold’s television appearances. The FBI announced that under intense interrogation, her campaign manager told them that she has purchased two E-bomb Cruise Missiles and a launch-rail system for her car, which like her ex-husband goes both ways.
Needless to say, comedians will probably be behind the curve in trying to make this any funnier than reality.
A professor in Seattle thinks the time has come for the BBC. Stefan Sharkansky isn’t impressed.
Lori relays a story she got in email about trying to sneak into the house late. Drink alert (in multiple senses this time).
Bob knows who to support in the California recall.
TV coverage of a city council meeting is suspended because a woman doesn’t want people to see them eating cinnamon rolls.
Den Beste does a quick (for him) “drive by” on them.
And here’s an excellent WSJ editorial on the same subject.
…what you do when you arrest someone.
Wacky but true.
Charles is right, this is mind-boggling.
announced today they have a copyright pending on unsolicited E-mail and will be requiring all recipients of Spam to immediately purchase a $32 license. SCO CEO Darl McBride announced “People are just irresponsibly receiving SPAM and SCO practically has intellectual property rights to that
privilege.” Come October 15, the single CPU fee for SPAM jumps to a whopping $1,399.
“Clearly, it’s at a point and time where we are going to take matters into our own hands and move forward,” McBride said. “It’s time to start marching onward again with our legal claims.”
SCO is also announcing their new corporate mission statement:
Tomorrow morning I’ll toss out some news items and hit the road. Remember to stop by and see what our guest posters cook up over the next 12 days or so.
RWN’s rounded up some of the best quotes from Lileks’ syndicated newspaper column (not the Backfence – this column doesn’t actually appear in either major Twin Cities daily as far as I know). Great stuff, and Gnat-free.
It’s Glenn’s 2nd blogoversary. If he knew then what he knows now. Heh.
It’s part 2 of Condi’s Coup over in Frank’s world.
Via Doc Searls, it seems BMW/MINI is suing fan/enthusiast sites. That’ll certainly ensure repeat business.
Eugene Volokh asked the professor in question for his side and presented it without commentary. Meryl Yourish adds all you need.