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 29, 2004
May 28, 2004
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.
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.
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.
Matt Drudge says “California restricts GOOGLE’s Gmail.” Cool! I had no idea that the California Senate could restrict anything on its own.
L.A. Times letter writer Victoria Miller proposes a brilliant solution to the violence in Iraq.
And to think, some idiot in the White House thought the U.S. was ready for democracy.
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.
May 27, 2004
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:
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.