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May 29, 2004

California Re-Legalizes Racial Discrimination

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 11:31 am

Well, not exactly, but close enough for Drudge. The Daily Bruin reports (hat tip: John Rosenberg) that Ass. Bill 2387, authored by liberal firebrand Marco Firebaugh, recently passed the as-yet-unrecalled Califorina Assembly by a 45-30 margin, with no debate. It remains to be seen how this bill will fare in the equally unrecalled Senate, or whether our allegedly Republican governor will sign it into “law.”


May 28, 2004

Baby Xrlq Update

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 6:45 pm

Baby Xrlq is now over 20 weeks old. For those of you who have kids, you know that that means; it’s finally late enough in the pregnancy to see if we have a son or a daughter on the way. Mrs. Xrlq and I were in the doctor’s office today, and now, at long last, we know.


Croche-ity Post #5: PETA Takes Over O.C. Register

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 2:48 pm

In the ongoing struggle between Orange County homeowners and fire ants, the Orange County Register sides with the fire ants. God damn animal rights wackos in the liberal media.

Croche-ity Post #4: Michael Moore Has the Video But Won’t Show It

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 2:35 pm

It’s official, Michael Moore really does have the extra video of footage of Nick Berg’s execution. How do I know? The Beeb says so, right there in the headline. We all know the Beeb would never lie to make an American look good. So why Drudge reporting that Berg’s sister is “very skeptical” about it? Probably just another story made up by Drudge, like that infamous “stained dress” from the previous millennium.

Croche-ity Post #3: California Senate Dissolves Assembly, Installs John Burton as Prime Minister

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 2:17 pm

Matt Drudge says “California restricts GOOGLE’s Gmail.” Cool! I had no idea that the California Senate could restrict anything on its own.

Croche-ity Post #2: Saddam’s Our Man

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 1:57 pm

L.A. Times letter writer Victoria Miller proposes a brilliant solution to the violence in Iraq.

Croche-ity Post #1: More Turmoil and Instability

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 1:35 pm

Another strangling, another apparent kidnap-murder, beheadings, what next?

And to think, some idiot in the White House thought the U.S. was ready for democracy.

Troll Day

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:52 pm

As promised, today is troll day. My own entries will be patterned after M. “Clod” Croche, a.k.a. Der Mann Ohne Eier. Croche-ity entries will follow later this afternoon. If you aren’t familiar with Patterico’s blog, you may not have known he is Sofa King. We, Todd, did.

Watcher’s Council

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 5:58 am

The results are in. Congratulations to Raging Dave on the winning Council entry, “Religion and Politics,” and to Bill Whittle for the winning non-Council entry, “Strength, Part 1.”

May 27, 2004

Straight Marriage Upheld in Arizona

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 5:47 pm

The Arizona Supreme Court has declined review of Harold Standhardt and Tod Keltner’s unsuccessful attempt to persuade the courts to do to Arizona’s marriage laws (A.R.S. §§ 25-10166205(C), 125(A)) what WordPress does to special characters and the letter “c” when it’s surrounded by parentheses. Reached for comment, their attorney, Michael S. Ryan, told the Arizona Republic that:

“I’m a little bummed out.”

This case probably means the gay marriage issue is dead and buried in Arizona, but not necessarily. Unlike the earlier, more successful challenges in Hawaii, Vermont and Massachusetts, this challenge was brought under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as a similarly worded provision of the Arizona Constitution. Thus, this case could be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. I can think of few faster, and more thorough ways to kill the gay-marriage-by-judiciary movement than to put this issue in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Whether this will be that case remains to be seen.

In early March, I blogged about the fact that unsuccessful court challenges to marriage laws like this one tend to get under-reported in the national news media. This time, it’s pretty much the same. the Dog Trainer does not appear to have reported on the challenge at all. The San Francisco Chronicle did, but only barely so.


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