June 30, 2006
The Constitution today

After today's Supreme Court ruling in the Hamdan case, I've decided to update Article II, Section II of the U.S. Constitution to what current Supreme Court jurisprudence has changed it to. Article II. - The Executive Branch Section 2 - Presidential power The president only has the power the Supreme Court chooses to give him, […]

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June 29, 2006
Our treaty with al Qaeda

The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 today that al Qaeda is a signatory to the Geneva Conventions -- seriously. Terrorists who wear no uniform and purposefully target civilians are covered by the Geneva Conventions. What's troubling is that the Court did this in the face of the Detainee Treatment Act passed by the Congress in December. […]

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June 29, 2006
He'd hate the headline

A U.S. Marine recruiter who was "featured" in Michael Moore's "documentary" was killed in Iraq. The headline: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Marine killed in Iraq Not included in this short wire story (a longer version is here) was an anecdote about Staff Sgt. Raymond J. Plouhar that brought a smile to my face. Raymond Plouhar said that […]

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June 29, 2006
Live by the sword

The Supreme Court yesterday let stand the vast majority of the Tom DeLay-engineered gerrymander of Texas. The GOP gerrymander had undone a Democrat gerrymander that resulted in Texas sending a Democrat majority to the House of Representatives in a state where nearly 60 percent of voters voted Republican and every statewide office was held by […]

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June 28, 2006
Because the American people are stupid

Yep, that's what this whole New York Times disclosure of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program is all about -- the stupidity of the American people. Today's San Diego Union-Tribune editorial page boldly steps forward and defends the the Times' disclosure of the program because -- well, apparently because journalists have to stick together. The Times […]

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June 28, 2006
Flag desecration amendment fails in Senate

Yesterday a constitutional amendment that would give the Congress the power to ban flag desecration failed by a single vote. Good. Why? Because I'm lazy and it's a heck of a lot easier to spot the idiots by watching them burning the flag than it is to listen to what they're saying. Frankly, if Congress […]

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June 28, 2006
Figures

Vandenberg AFB launches a rocket at a decent hour -- something they never did when I was covering the base.

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June 26, 2006
Massachusetts can pick 'em

If having elected senators Kerry and Kennedy weren't evidence enought that the majority of Massachusettsans aren't all there (though I don't have much room to talk with my own Sen. Dumbasaboxer), then Congressman Ed Markey should cinch it. After last week's disclosure by the New York Times of the Terrorist Financing Tracking Program, only one […]

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June 26, 2006
Iraqi amnesty

There was a brief brouhaha over the weekend over a proposed amnesty for insurgents in Iraq. Such a proposal is pretty good PR, but the targets of the amnesty went about immeditely rejecting the idea by continuing to kill civilians and soldiers -- both U.S. and Iraqi. That didn't stop Wisconsin Sen. Russ "cut and […]

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June 26, 2006
Flipping channels

Hundreds of channels and nothing good is on, so I'm flipping and I come across CMT's (Country Music Television) 40 sexiest videos show.... Wait for it... hosted by Roseanne Barr.

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The @sdutOpinion Editorial pages used to be fairly mainstream conservative. When I applied for a letters editor opening there in the mid-00s, I was asked if there's an editorial I wouldn't write. I replied: a pro-abortion one. 1/

Supreme Court: “The Second Amendment is not a second class right. States can’t use subjective criteria when issuing carry permits.”
California: “But what if we added in illegal viewpoint discrimination, and violated the First Amendment at the same time?”
https://reason.com/volokh/2022/06/26/state-attorney-general-suggests-considering-applicants-ideological-viewpoints-in-denying-carry-licenses/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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