Sunday, July 31, 2005

Dean Unhinged

“The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is,” - Howard Dean

Ok first off Bush has yet to appoint a Supreme Court Justice, John Roberts hasn't been confirmed yet.
Second, the "right-wing" of the court was the group that voted against emminent domain in the Kelo case.

comments, concerns, contacts to send meds to the "doc."?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

It has been decided.

Frankly based on this little bit of news most of my reservations about SCOTUS nominnie Roberts have been taken care of:

After the Supreme Court struck down efforts by Congress to veto actions taken by the executive branch, Mr. Levitas, a Democrat from Georgia, proposed that the White House and Congress convene a "conference on power-sharing" to codify the duties of each branch of government.Asked to comment on the congressman's proposal, Mr. Roberts mocked the idea, and him. "There already has, of course, been a 'Conference on Power Sharing,' " Mr. Roberts wrote in a memo to Mr. Fielding. "It took place in Philadelphia's Constitution Hall in 1787, and someone should tell Levitas about it and the 'report' it issued."

Thursday, July 07, 2005

July, 7 2005 Today we are all British

On 9/11 we were all Americans. On 7/7 we are all Britains

You all know by now of the terrorist attack on London and as I was sifting through the news I found an excellent speech by Ken Livingstone, London's Mayor:

"I want to say one thing, specifically to the world today — this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful, it was not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian ... young and old … that isn't an ideology, it isn't even a perverted fate, it is an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder."
"They seek to divide London, they seek Londoners to turn against each other ... this city of London is the greatest in the world because everybody lives side by side in harmony. Londoners will not be divided by this cowardly attack."

Livingstone also had words specifically for the terrorists: "I know that you personally do not fear to give your own life in exchange to taking others ... but I know you do fear you may fail in your long-term objective to destroy our free society ... in the days that follow, look at our airports, look at our seaports and look at our railway stations ... you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world, will arrive in London to become Londoners, to fulfill their dream and achieve their potential … whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail."

God Save the U.K.