October 2005


Jerry Pournellediscovers that “educators” in California think they can do better than King Canute.

“…the State of California officially insists that all children in the public school system be educated to above average. I will explain and do a short essay on that, but I am not making it up. The D.Ed. types in Sacramento apparently were so deficient in their math education that they do not understand that this is impossible.”


Heh

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Stolen outright *s* from iHillary.com (Forgiveness is easier to ask than permission, Pete.)

😉

AlitoShowdown

Now, it only remains to be seen if Republican’t Senators have anything elephant-sized save their… uhm, trunks.

[Throw some sand in various moonbat gears, eh?]

So, Alito’s next. The big question: will Republican’t Senators do a pants check and find—to everyone’s amazement—the stones to carry the nomination through?

For those who aren’t familiar with “Scallia Lite” try the Wikipedia entry for Samuel A. Alito Jr., which includes this comment in a section on opinions he’s authored”

Alito wrote the opinion for ACLU v. Schundler (1999), holding that a holiday display on city property did not violate the Establishment Clause because it included secular symbols, such as a large plastic Santa Claus, in addition to religious symbols.

(There’s more, of course)

I have several problems with the opinion, but at least it has the virtue of slapping the ACLU in the face (even while giving it a “mini-win” in framing the argument about religious expression in the public square*).

Alito’s nomination may well be the raw meat some on the Right have wanted. Donnybrook coming? Or tempest in a teacup (dunno: if Teddy slurs in with something,  it may become a dark and stormy night in Chappaquiddick. Mary Jo Kopeckne could not be reached for comment)? Expect some attempt to spray metrosexual demoncrapped Republican’t Senators with some artificial testosterone so that they’ll uncharacteristically attempt to act like a majority party.

Will this nomination demonstrate that Karl Rove really is channeling Niccolo Machiavelli? No, but it may fuel that sort of speculation among the Demoncrappic Underpants, the Daily Kosoverians and other podpeople, moonbats and speech-impaired piscines (Oh my!).

*Allowing the ACLU to have their “mini-win” by framing the religious expression in the public arena as a “religious v. secular” cultural balance issue is problematic. And not at all within the Framers’ thinking. Less of an originalist than I’d ideally want on the court, but then aren’t all the viable options in that vein? *sigh*

Open Trackback/Linked at Euphoric Reality’s comments at DROP ZONE Open Post: Samuel Alito Is Next, Stop the ACLU’s Bush Nominates Samuel A. Alito for Supreme Court and TMH’s bacon Bits’ grinning WaPo: Alito To Get SCOTUS Nomination.

“There are probably about 12,000,000 illegal immigrants in the U.S. How do you round up this many people? How many cops would it take?”

Dafydd ab Hugh makes some troubling observations… and talks some hard sense about how we need to Guard Our Borders. On some minutiae, I can find points to quibble with him (processing 12 million illegals—or 20 million—for deportation need not “take more than 37 years” for example… still, I’d hate to entrench the bureaucratic army it’d take to do it more quickly *sigh*), but he has the broad picture roughed in well. Unless the U.S. does first stop the flood of illegals and then make a way for those who want to enter our country (or are already here, in some cases) for otherwise lawful and decent behavior to do so—and be assimilated into our culture!—we are in very serious trouble.

A fence and gates. Get rid of those who are here to wreak havoc in our society; expel those who refuse to actually become Americans and contribute to a healthy American society. Let me modify that to “Get rid of those illegal aliens… ” since otherwise the statement above could as easily apply to Teddy Kennedy, Jean Fraud sKerry and their ilk. heh.

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Carnival of the Recipes #63—enough good eats to scare the pants off dieters…

Check the delish stuff out here.

“Testing… testing… 1… 2… “

Lovely Daughter just brought me this. She’d been checking a friend’s Xanga notes (the friend attends the church noted in the article below) and found this.

A good argument for having trained sound techs and better mic-ing.

*sigh*

The site linked above requires registration, so here’s the meat:

WACO, Texas – A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday morning after grabbing a microphone while partially submerged, a worker at the church said.

University Baptist Church Rev. Kyle Lake, 33, was standing in water up to his shoulder in a baptismal when electrocuted, said Jamie Dudley, wife of UBC community pastor Ben Dudley and a business adminstrator at the church.

Hmmm… another contributing factor:

“…doctors attending the service did chest compressions for 40 minutes before Lake was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.”

Looks like I’m glad I live in America’s Third World County™ instead of Waco, Texas. When my own Wonder Woman’s heart stopped one day seven years (three weeks and six days) ago, the EMTs were HERE in well under 15 minutes, and by the time 40 minutes had gone by, she’d already had another episode of SCD in the hospital… 15 minutes away.

He leaves a wife, three children and a grieving congregation behind.

“…we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose…”

Update: In comments, a virulent, pustulant leftist spews some hate, offering himself as an example for an expanded version of Michelle Malkin’s new book, Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild.

God must be punishing him. He must have been gay. (toad734)

I’m not giving the hatemonger any front page linkage… and if he wants to play this kind of game, he may discover that what he wants will give him a rash…

Yes, the left really is populated by people who openly slander and rejoice in the death of someone just because they are a Christian. Sounds kinda like an Islamic jihadist murdering savage, eh? At the very least, it seems “toad734” shares the values of those who celebrate whenever an Islamic jihadist murdering savage SOB kills someone who doesn’t share their moon god religion. Islamic jihadist murdering savage.

Sick bastard.

…than betting on the Republican so-called “majority” in the Senate being able to show some backbone.

Taken from a comment made at TMH’s Bacon Bits

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I’m still on the fence as to whether the Miers nomination/Loony RIGHT Moonbat flap/withdrawal was a Machiavellian plot to trap Republican’t Senators into faking some testosterone… or Divine intervention to accomplish the same end.

I don’t think Karl Rove is Niccolo Machiavelli re-incarnated, but ya never can tell, the way this is now shaping up. Republican’t Senators who let Demoncrap Senators push them around over the Brown nomination in 2002 (and just barely found enough synthetic testosterone to get the job done with her nomination this year) are now thumping their (hairless metrosexual, Demoncrap-inspired) chests to a degree that perhaps GWB can slip Janice Rogers Brown into the SCOTUS.

But I fully expect the Republican’t Senators to fully embrace their “We’re the Stupid Party, and we’re determined to follow the Demoncraps’ game plan!” model of recent memory.

It’s a crap shoot: can the Eunuchs of the Republican’t Senate actually stand up to the Demoncraps? Time will tell. (And what it will tell is, “Probably not.”)

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