July 3, 2007
Sen. Clinton on the Libby commutation

You can cut the hypocrisy with knife. Ms Clinton, a frontrunner in the Democratic race for the presidency, said she was incensed by the move. "What we saw today was elevating cronyism over the rule of law. And what we saw today was further evidence that this administration has no regard whatsoever for what needs […]

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July 3, 2007
Good thing he wasn't singing Hillary's theme song

A Philadelphia cop got a lot too full of himself and a deputy district attorney failed an inteligence test when they arrested and then charged, respectively, Anthony Riley with singing in a public park. Riley, 20, had faced a three month sentence after loudly singing "A Change is Gonna Come" in Rittenhouse Square in downtown […]

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July 3, 2007
Fireworks on the 4th

Peter Hartlaub, the editor of The Mustang Daily when I was doing my two quarters as a reporter on the paper, has a great column in today's San Francisco Chronicle on the dwindling right to set off small explosives to celebrate the 4th of July. This country was founded on blowing stuff up, and 231 […]

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July 3, 2007
It's like a Garth Brooks song

Today I turn 35 years old and there's no words of wisdom or assorted platitudes that come to mind, just a line from a Garth Brooks song: "I'm much too young to feel this damn old." As always, gifts to mark this solemn occasion can be delivered in the form of cold, hard credit cards […]

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July 3, 2007
Get your facts straight

From today's editorial on the Libby commutation on the "conservative" San Diego Union-Tribune editorial page. Libby – and Cheney, too – were highly reckless in leaking the name of CIA official Valerie Plame as part of a payback scheme aimed at her husband, an administration critic. Apparently no one was following the case closely. There […]

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16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes. https://thereload.com/the-california-gun-law-dashing-young-female-champions-olympic-dream/

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

New talking points just dropped in WaPo -- if that's the excuse for the raid, how does the FBI also justify letting Clinton skate when she also had docs "classified at the highest classification level"? https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/08/11/garland-trump-mar-a-lago/?tid=ss_tw

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