Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Link for Leo

For Leo, who seemed to doubt my claim of reports regarding rising obesity in Europe - a pfd report can be found here. The file name is "Euobesity", which I found kinda funny.

Some fun trivia I found there:

"In parts of Europe the combination of reported overweight and obesity in men exceeds even teh 67% prevalence found in the USA's most recent measured survey. Finland, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Malta all have overweight rates which surpass that of the USA."

"In the United States of America, obesity stands at 28% of men and 34% of women, although this rises to as much as 50% among black women, including a very significant component of morbid obesity"


(that must be because we are a racist society, huh?)

But, for the money, the most satisfying figure was on the rising prevalence of overweight children (ages 5-11). Leo was kind enough to take a swipe at our kids, leaving a nice comment about not seeing kids eating apples and riding bikes over here in the good old USA. It appears, though, that England and the USA are nearly neck and neck (the chart shows the USA ahead by a percentage point or so) as far as having overweight children. Huh? I guess they're not riding bikes over there as much as you thought??

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Time Out

I'm taking a time out from thinking about Schiavo ... a little bit of Pride and Prejudice to cure the soul. Yesterday, it was West Side Story ... and let me tell you, as a grown woman, I've grown to appreciate that movie in a whole new light. By "light" I mean, tight @sses on those male dancers. Hubba hubba.

The all powerful Religious Right Marches ON!

From The Washington Times:

The Supreme Court yesterday without comment declined to reinstate an Idaho law that required girls under age 18 to have permission from their parents to get an abortion legally.
    The rejection marked the second time in as many months that the high court has declined to weigh in on abortion matters. Last month, the justices refused to reopen Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973.
    Yesterday's development effectively lets stand a ruling by San Francisco's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to permit teenage girls in Idaho to have abortions without their parents' permission. The Idaho law allowed abortions for minors without permission only in cases of extreme medical emergency.


Yes ... fear us ... the all powerful RELIGIOUS RIGHT.

Next on the agenda? Teeneage girls will no longer have to seek parental permission to stay out after 11 pm. Developing.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Sigh

Between Blogspot being a PILL (loading is slooow), and the Terri Schiavo stuff, there has been very little blogging. As you can see, I still haven't figured out how to get my blogroll back where it belongs (it's on the bottom).

Honestly, I think everything to be said, HAS been said regarding the Schiavo situation. But, I can't simply "move-on", at this point, because she is still down there, dying. It consumes my thoughts.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Q and A from Canada

Matthew Good, Canadian, had some questions for America. And Alarming News had some answers. Not sure, but the following might be my favorite :

4) How come most of your citizens supported the invasion of Iraq? Is it because they didn’t have all the facts or because they just wanted to see someone pay for 9/11 and were open to suggestions?

See, it's the way you're asking the questions that is the problem. It makes you come off as really full of yourself and kind of hateful and it makes me want to be mean to you. I'm guessing you and your friends get a big kick out of the 'stupid America' shtick but someone needs to tell you: your obsession with us gets a little old. We supported the Iraq war for many, many reasons. If you haven't heard of them, it's because you've chosen not to hear them.


As they say ... read it all.

UPDATE: Leo, I did see your comment on Good's blog ... and FTR, my neck is not bigger than my head, thankyouverymuch. Didn't you read the report last week that many countries in Europe were on par with the US for fatties? Put down your anti-American prejudices for a minute, and maybe your thinking will clear up.

BEWARE; the Religious Right

I've been reading and hearing, ever since W's reelection, that the RELIGIOUS RIGHT is in control. The populous is under the thrall of the bible thumpers (of course, not the liberals, who take their anti-thrall medicine, and are the only ones able to avoid the zombie-like affects of the religious right's rhetoric.)

Anyhoo ... I want to do a little run down of the accomplishments of the ALL POWERFUL RELIGIOUS RIGHT:

...


Ok, moving right along ...

Terri Schiavo - still no feeding tube.
Abortion - check, still readily available up until delivery.
Pornography - still "protected speech".
Offensive TV shows - available every night.
Prayer in schools (edit) - not on this continent.
Boyscouts -those little bastards have GOD in their pledge, let's kick 'em out of every park and building we can.


Shudder ... yes, that Religious Right ... I feel like I'm back in Footloose.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Don't unplug me

Just FTR, if my eyes are open, and even ONE member of my family thinks they see a special glint in my eye - DON'T UNPLUG. I don't care if I can't scratch my ass, and I'm drinking Ensure through a tube in my tummy ... for me, even seeing how my kids will turn out will be worth it.

Unless, of course, they all end up in jail, or married to creeps. Then, feel free to turn everything off.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Don't mince words ...

If she wasn't a girl, I would just kiss Blue-Eyed Infidel. You have to read the whole thing, but I'll tease you so you do :

Now that I know that in America, many many people (mostly liberals) are totally fine with starving living things to death - specifically, living things with "rights", which would imply some sort of sentience or consciousness or soul but apparently that includes vegetables - I've been thinking of all sorts of practical applications of that belief.

Let's see. I have a dog named Sunny, as many of you know. I signed a contract at the pound taking responsibility for her and I clearly am her legal "next of kin." Now, it's very likely that some day, Sunny will have arthritis in her hips and legs, and she might eventually be unable to move around on her own.

So! Who knows Sunny better than me? No one! So you must take my word for it when I say that I "know" Sunny would not want to suffer from arthritis to the point that she couldn't even walk around. Really, she wouldn't. I am telling you.

So here's my idea to (1) save time and money, (2) to fulfill Sunny's "wishes", and (3) to enforce her "rights": when she gets to the point where the arthritis in her hips and legs is so severe that she can't even stand up and/or walk over to the food and water bowls....WE JUST LET HER LAY THERE AND DIE!!

It's fucking brilliant, I tell you.


It gets better ...

h/t - John at wuzzadem

A response to the demonstrators

From Husayn to those that question the war in Iraq in his blog Democracy in Iraq:

Iraqis see the finish line, the finish line of freedom and democracy and a functioning nation. We can smell it, taste it, and like a sprinter, one who has broken his legs, but who has a heart full of passion, we will crawl there no matter what the cost. No matter what we must endure, we have realized what we can become, and that is the biggest result of the last two years.

Noone can take that from us. Not the terrorists, not those who want to question the good of the removal of Saddam, not those who want to reduce our glory for politics, none.

We have been brought from darkness to light. And not only has the future been made better for Iraq, but the martyrs of our nation, their blood is watering the roots of democracy across the world. We are watching our neighbors come closer to the light, and this only pushes us more, and makes us stronger in our burning desire to reach the finish line, to realize the dream that our people have had for so long.

No, we will not give up, and we will not say that the last two years were a waste. They for all their trouble have been momentus. They for us, have been a turning point in history. Whether or not you agree, this is how it looks from Iraq.

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Hit me with your best shot

I'm a home schooler. I think I should be able to enroll my kids for sports and extra-curricular activities (band, art classes) AND I think the state should give me money to help pay for my supplies. Whattayathink of THAT?

You know ...

I can change the templet as many times as I want, and it's still not going to fix my blogroll stuff .... sigh.

Update: Great - I'm just screwing this up more and more. I've lost my comments (well, I have blogger stuff, but I hate those.) DRAT. I'm pissed that I've lost old comments, because - really, the reason I blog is for discussion. So, I'm sorry :( I had read the most recent ... I don't know if I can recover, but I will try. YOu know, I should know better than try to fix stuff on a MONDAY.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Who?

I just want to know who F'ed up my blog??? I have not idea why all the "stuff" Is on the bottom, instead along the sidebar, but it's pissing me off.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Cherry picking ...

Since everyone else is quoting Krauthammer (can I call him "the Hammer"?), I thought I'd cherry pick my favorite part of today's Washington Post article :

The international left's concern for human rights turns out to be nothing more than a useful weapon for its anti-Americanism. Jeane Kirkpatrick pointed out this selective concern for the victims of U.S. allies (such as Chile) 25 years ago. After the Cold War, the hypocrisy continues. For which Arab people do European hearts burn? The Palestinians. Why? Because that permits the vilification of Israel -- an outpost of Western democracy and, even worse, a staunch U.S. ally. Championing suffering Iraqis, Syrians and Lebanese offers no such satisfaction. Hence, silence.

Until now. Now that the real Arab street has risen to claim rights that the West takes for granted, the left takes note. It is forced to acknowledge that those brutish Americans led by their simpleton cowboy might have been right. It has no choice. It is shamed. A Lebanese, amid a sea of a million other Lebanese, raises a placard reading "Thank you, George W. Bush," and all that Euro-pretense, moral and intellectual, collapses.


'The Hammer' is right about the first part, but I"m not going to hold my breath waiting for the left to acknowledges it was wrong.

Think of Terri today

Rev. Robert Johansen has written an excellent article for NRO about Terri Schiavo - but I went digging into other things he had written (he has a blog too) and found this good one : Killing Terri Schaivo. Excellent reading (both articles) which covers many of the facts of the case. The second article brings up a very chilling account of what happened to another PVS diagnosed woman, and of what this supposedly "peaceful death" is like:

Kate Adamson, who appeared on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor on November 6, recounted her own chilling story. She had also been diagnosed as in a PVS, and doctors removed her feeding tube.
I could see and hear everything going on around me, and I had no way...of communicating with anyone…. I was completely paralyzed…. When the feeding tube was turned off for eight days, I was—thought I was—going insane. I was screaming out [in her mind], “Don’t you know I need to eat?” ...Michael [Schiavo] on national TV had mentioned last week that it’s a pretty painless thing to have the feeding tube removed. It is the exact opposite. It was sheer torture...
Thanks to the persistence of her husband, Adamson’s feeding tube was restored, and the doctors reluctantly began to treat her. Her recovery suggests that the untreatability of PVS isn’t as absolute as some would like to suppose.

If we can do this to Terri, I say Scott Peterson should be next.

Now, go read one, or BOTH, of his articles. Before it is too late.

Must read

Victor David Hanson, in NRO:

In fact, what do Linda Ronstadt, Harold Pinter, Scott Ritter, Ted Rall, and George Soros all have in common? The same thing that unites Fidel Castro, the European street, the Iranians, and North Koreans: an evocation of some aspects of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany to deprecate President Bush in connection with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At first glance, all this wild rhetoric is preposterous. Hitler hijacked an elected government and turned it into a fascist tyranny. He destroyed European democracy. His minions persecuted Christians, gassed over six million Jews, and created an entire fascistic creed predicated on anti-Semitism and the myth of a superior Aryan race.


So, if you are calling Bush "Hitler", take comfort in knowing that Castro, and the Mad Mullah's of Iran, and the Madman in Pajamas in N. Korea are of that same opinion.

And ... one more thought to ponder, while liberals claim our country is headed toward Fascism ... give me ONE example of the suppression of freedom of speech. Especially speech against the president. Cripes, one gets in LESS trouble for burning our flag in a public space, than hoisting up a crucifix.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Anniversary Plans

Amir Taheri in a recent article for The Australian:

Why are so many Westerners, living in mature democracies, ready to march against the toppling of a despot in Iraq but unwilling to take to the streets in support of the democratic movement in the Middle East?

Is it because many of those who will be marching in support of Saddam Hussein this month are the remnants of totalitarian groups in the West plus a variety of misinformed idealists and others blinded by anti-Americanism? Or is it because they secretly believe that the Arabs do not deserve anything better than Saddam Hussein?

Those interested in the health of Western democracies would do well to ponder those questions.


Appareantly, there are plans in the works for large demonstrations for the upcoming two-year Anniversary of the liberation of Iraq. Oops, I mean, the "occupation of Iraq." Say's Taheri:

The aim is not to celebrate the event and express solidarity with the emerging Iraqi democracy, but to vilify George W. Bush and Tony Blair, thus lamenting the demise of Saddam Hussein.


Taheri called up the organizers to see if it were possible to have representation for the support of the democracy movements in the Middle East.

In both cases the answer was a categorical no, accompanied by a torrent of abuse about "all those who try to justify American aggression against Iraq".

But was it not possible to condemn "American aggression" and then express support for the democratic movement in Iraq and the rest of the Arab world? In most cases we were not even allowed to ask the question. In one or two cases we received mini-lectures on how democracy cannot be imposed by force. The answer to that, of course, is that in Iraq no one tried to impose democracy by force. In Iraq force was used to remove the enemies of democracy from power so as to allow its friends to come to the fore.


There is not even room for dialogue that Democracy in the Middle East MIGHT be a good thing, and deserving of our support.

h/t: Littlegreenfootballs

Unwilling Martyrs

So ... what do you do when you start running a bit low on WILLING martyrs? Well, as Major K reports from Iraq, you have the assisted suicide form of the car bomb:

In Armyspeak, it is known as the VBIED(Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device).  The dirty little secret of the Islamo-fascists is that many of these car bombs are not the suicide sacrifice that they tell of in their recruiting propaganda.  All too frequently, the driver of many of these vehicles is unaware that he is doing anything more than smuggling supplies through a checkpoint or planting a car bomb for later detonation.  These murderers are often driving not far behind the VBIED with a remote control detonation device.  The bomb is detonated as soon as the vehicle gets close enough to the target, or, as in many cases, the device is about to be discovered and the mission compromised at a checkpoint.  The checkpoint becomes a target of opportunity, no matter how many innocents are there.  We refer to this as a Kervorkian, or an assisted suicide bombing.  It is loathsome.  I have only seen USA Today ever report on the practice.  It was a story about a maimed Saudi teenager in an Iraqi prison for an assisted suicide bombing that didn’t quite kill him.  The mind of the terrorist believes “the end justifies the means,” and innocent victims are “insha allah – the will of God.”  Any innocents killed in jihad go to Heaven.  I figure that jihadis go to hell to keep the afterlife ledger balanced.
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Loverly.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Hollywood thinks you're stooopiid

Way behind current pop-culture here, but I just saw Troy over the weekend. Now ... the question that screams out at me is WHY (oh why) do they have nekkid Brad Pitt butt in the movie? Why the sex scenes? Well, of course,it's because us stoopid redneck Americans certainly won't go see Homer on the big screen unless there is gonna be some sex in it. So, in a 2 and a half hour movie, you add five minuets of "R" rated material to spice it up, and make it unwatchable for little boys (who would otherwise really dig a movie about Greeks and boats and war.)

The movie was otherwise pretty darn good.

And, don't even get me started on Alexander which I will never -ever- watch.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Monday, March 14, 2005

In honor of the UAW

With regards to the action of the local UAW office and the Marines, my husband and I are almost 80% sure our next car will be a Honda. I just got back from the dealership (to make sure we'd all fit), and hubby will stop by after work.

THE UAW CAN KISS MY ASS. Now I can have the joy of driving a foreign car with a BUSH sticker on it.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

They welcome diverstiy ... sorta

Wizbang brought this up, but it's too funny to pass on ...There is this happy-hippy vacation spot that BANS BUSH VOTERS!

Nature-friendly cleaning & maintenance. Committed to limiting human impact on nature. No Hummers, No RVs, No Bush Voters (due to his environmental destructive policies e.g.; nonparticipation in Kyoto Treaty, The Clear Skies Act, continuation of naval sonar in marine mammal habitats...) For more information, see the Advocacy Page.


Really, you can't parody this. I dare anyone to give me ONE example of a resort that restricts Dem voters, by POLICY. Whenever some wacky story comes up, the refrain always is "Well, both sides do it." Someone, please find me an equivalent "right" example. I'll post a mea culpa.

Another reason to hate the UAW

I heard this story, last night before I retired, and was so angry I couldn't sleep. The UAW in Detroit has long allowed Marine reservists to park in their lot for weekend training (of course, it needn't be said that the UAW doesn't have a FULL lot on the weekends.) Tuesday morning, they were told they were no longer welcome if they drove a foreign car, or if they had a Bush sticker on their vehicle.

"While reservists certainly have the right to drive non-union made vehicles and display bumper stickers touting the most anti-worker, anti-union president since the 1920s, that doesn’t mean they have the right to park in a lot owned by members of the UAW.


Now, I'll try to refrain from profanity, but it's difficult. If I had the means, I would NEVER BUY ANOTHER AMERICAN CAR. Unions are destroying our manufacturing industry. The UAW cares only for it's own existence. How can they say they care for the worker, when they allow factories to CLOSE versus making a few changes in personnel? Living in Detroit, I have more than a few stories about the abuses of union workers - punching in for work, and then spending their day reading the newspaper and drinking from a bag (something my husband witnessed EVERY day.) That is enough to piss me off. But, now for these pukes to get indignant about a bumper sticker on a reservist's car? FEAR THE BUMPER STICKER.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Was Bu$hHitler right?

THAT is exactly what many are asking themselves now ... could democracy spread throughout the middle east? Here, the Washington Post's Jefferson Morely compiles the mea culpas of various liberal writers across the globe - admissions that seem to be appearing with increasing frequency lately.

The tipping point came last week when Lebanon's pro-Syrian government fell. The international online media, much of which had been critical of Bush during his first term, had to acknowledge democratic developments on the American president's watch. Many commentators also cited free elections in Afghanistan last fall, Palestinian elections in early January followed by the Jan. 30 Iraq elections. Then came local elections in Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's announcement of constitutional changes allowing his opposition to challenge him electorally.
Given Bush's insistence that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq would lead to a democratic political order in the Middle East, many Europeans are "somewhat embarrassed" by these developments, Sorman wrote in Le Figaro.
"Hadn't they promised, governments and media alike, that the Arab street would rise up [against U.S. military forces], that Islam would burn, that the American army would get bogged down, that the terrorist attacks would multiply, and that democracy would not result nor be exported?"

RĂ¼diger Lentz, a writer for German Deutsche Welle, asks if it is time to stop laying blame, and admit what is happening ... is, like, GOOD.
"After all, one has to acknowledge that Afghanistan and Iraq might have been catalysts for what we see now happening in Lebanon, in Egypt and even between the Palestinians and Israel."

Goodness ... that had to have hurt.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Scary stuff

While we debate how America is "controlled" by the Religious Right - and the Fascism of Bush ... here is what the other side is plotting.

Ward Churchill: Still a jerk

I went and watched Ward Churchill's performance (or, should I say, Bill Maher's, because Maher didn't really let Churchill make or explain his own argument.) Many different comments on this can be found here, and here a probably a dozen other places. My problem with many libs (Micheal Moore inluded) is that they name/fact drop a dozen things in support of their position - BUT NONE ARE FACTUALLY BASED. Inaccuracies, distortions, and lies make up the entirety of their argument.

Watching the Maher/Churchill - the first thing that jumped out at me was when the duo where trying to set it up that there was "blood" on America's hands. "Slaves, America did that", Maher mentions, upon which they bandy about the figure of 30-60 MILLION slaves being on the bloodied hands of America (that crossed the MIddle Passage.) A rather impressive figure, huh? Well, 15 million (not 30- 60 Million) is the accepted figure of slaves that were shipped out of Africa (some say that is too high.) But, even that figure cannot be "pinned" on our Colonist hands ... just a tad over 500,000 African slaves landed on our shores- we got 6% of the exports. The bulk (38%) when to Brazil.

I could go on with discrepancies and intellectual dishonesties in this piece, but it's starting to bore me.

These two are anti-American. Maher suggests, at the end of the interview (as he's suggested before) that we erect a "Why they hate us" memorial. They have "valid reasons" to hate us, he says. I have yet to hear any intellectually honest reasons why they should "hate us." We are not perfect, but problems they (in the ME.E.) have in their society rest squarely on their own shoulders.

Bring it on.

Friday, March 04, 2005

One of the many given reprieve

Just an FYI - one of those who will not be facing the punishment befitting his crime:

On December 27, 1993, respondent stabbed and killed Margaret Owings while burglarizing her home. Respondent carried Margaret Owings' body to a wooded area near the home. Respondent then went back to the Owings' residence where he saw Margaret Owings' sixteen-month-old daughter, Kori Rae Owings, sleeping in her bed. Respondent carried the child, who was still sleeping, to the woods where he had left her mother's body. After retrieving a shovel from his residence, which was located across the street from the Owings' residence, respondent returned to the woods where he began digging a hole. The child subsequently awoke, started to approach her mother, and fell into the hole. Respondent buried Margaret Owings together with her daughter, who thereafter died of suffocation. Pet. App. A3, A4-A5, A9-A10. Respondent returned to the Owings' residence and removed a stereo, VCR, videotapes, and a bottle of tequila. Pet. 4-5

Stolen and Posted

This is totally stolen from SondraK: Jon Stewart interviewing former Clinton aid Nancy Soderberg:

  

As a microcosm of the Democrats' dilemma, the interview proved enlightening. One such moment came when Mrs. Soderberg said, "[A]s a Democrat, you don't want anything nice to happen to the Republicans, and you don't want them to have progress. But as an American, you hope good things would happen." To which Mr. Stewart replied, "Do you think that the people of Lebanon would have had the courage of their conviction, having not seen -- not only the invasion but the election which followed [in Iraq]? It's almost as though that the Iraqi election has emboldened this crazy -- something's going on over there. I'm smelling something."
    Mr. Stewart should be applauded for his intellectual honesty, as well as his obvious pride in America's accomplishments. Mrs. Soderberg, however, couldn't be deterred from her rank partisanship. Here's one of her more odious comments: "Well, there's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget. There's still hope for the rest of us ... There's always hope that this might not work."


So - lemmegetthisstraight. This woman is hoping that bad things occur in Iran and North Korea because it would be good for her (party) politically?

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Stats I just wanted to know ...

In the US there are 3,487 people on death row.

72 of those people are (or were when convicted, and before yesterday's Supreme Court ruling) under 18. Matter of fact, 58 of them were 17, and 14 were 16 at the time of their crime.


There are around 1,312,990 abortions a year (2000 most recent stats I could get)

In that year, there were 8,560 abortions for women under 14.

Same year, 15-17 age range - 84,770 abortions

Same year, 18-19- 150,770 abortions.

18 states do not require parental permission for girls under 18 do have an abortion.

In another 14 states, they only require "notification", but not permission to have an abortion.

So ... a very small number of underage criminals can not be put to death, because they were too young at the time of their crimes ... yet 150,770 babies can be aborted by those under 18 ... many of them (I'm sure) in states where their parents didn't need to be asked or informed, because these same youngsters are able to make such decisions? So, regarding youth and the killing of life -if that life is INSIDE you, that a young person can make a decision independent of "higher" authority (their parents), but if they kill someone ELSE -that is an entirely different matter? Only THEN were they not old enough to be judged for their actions?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The two thing that piss me off/Supreme Court Decision

I'll quote from the dissenting opinion Scalia:

 We need not look far to find studies contradicting the Court's conclusions. As petitioner points out, the American Psychological Association (APA), which claims in this case that scientific evidence shows persons under 18 lack the ability to take moral responsibility for their decisions, has previously taken precisely the opposite position before this very Court. In its brief in Hodgson v. Minnesota, 497 U. S. 417 (1990), the APA found a "rich body of research" showing that juveniles are mature enough to decide whether to obtain an abortion without parental involvement. Brief for APA as Amicus Curiae, O. T. 1989, No. 88-805 etc., p. 18. The APA brief, citing psychology treatises and studies too numerous to list here, asserted: "[B]y middle adolescence (age 14-15) young people develop abilities similar to adults in reasoning about moral dilemmas, understanding social rules and laws, [and] reasoning about interpersonal relationships and interpersonal problems." Id., at 19-20 (citations omitted). Given the nuances of scientific methodology and conflicting views, courts--which can only consider the limited evidence on the record before them--are ill equipped to determine which view of science is the right one. Legislatures "are better qualified to weigh and 'evaluate the results of statistical studies in terms of their own local conditions and with a flexibility of approach that is not available to the courts.' " McCleskey v. Kemp, 481 U. S. 279, 319 (1987) (quoting Gregg, supra, at 186).


And:
     It is interesting that whereas the Court is not content to accept what the States of our Federal Union say, but insists on inquiring into what they do (specifically, whether they in fact apply the juvenile death penalty that their laws allow), the Court is quite willing to believe that every foreign nation--of whatever tyrannical political makeup and with however subservient or incompetent a court system--in fact adheres to a rule of no death penalty for offenders under 18. Nor does the Court inquire into how many of the countries that have the death penalty, but have forsworn (on paper at least) imposing that penalty on offenders under 18, have what no State of this country can constitutionally have: a mandatory death penalty for certain crimes, with no possibility of mitigation by the sentencing authority, for youth or any other reason


And to tie the second point up with the first :

 And let us not forget the Court's abortion jurisprudence, which makes us one of only six countries that allow abortion on demand until the point of viability.


So, underage girls in America can get abortions without their parent's permission, but 17 year old cold-blooded murderers cannot face the death penalty because they are too young to understand their actions, because foreign powers think we're big baddies to have the death penalty in the first place but most of them don't have our liberal abortion rights (and a few of 'em stone to death 14-year-old-girls because they had pre-martial sex).

You follow?

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Bushhitler does it again!

.Hundred Percenter

But, you know - as Jeanine Garafalo would say ... "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WMDs?"

Yea, Jeanine ... it's all about the oil.

h/t - Vodka Pundit