damnum absque injuria

January 24, 2010

Liberals v. Constitution

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 6:44 pm

Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 not to decimate the Bill of Rights. Thank goodness for small favors. Last time, the Douche in Chief lied an claimed to have supported the decision all along. This time, he’s doubling down and asking Congress to either repeal the First Amendment or simply ignore it, it’s not clear which.

But … he’s a good man, and heaven forbid anyone hope he fails.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, Chuck Schumer calls for Congressional hearings on the separation of powers, and the ACLU re-thinks its support of the one American civil liberty this union has mostly supported in the past. ‘Cuz allowing Nazis to march in Skokie is one thing, and allowing the Obamessiah’s scapegoats to talk back to The One is another.

January 14, 2010

Wal-Mart: Self-Defense is Gross Misconduct

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:41 am

If Wal-Mart’s refusal to fire idiot employees who don’t do the right thing isn’t enough reason to boycott them, how about their policy of firing the reasonable ones who do?

‘Hat tip: Uncle.

January 9, 2010

Excusing Fraud

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 8:43 am

Old excuse: “Fake but accurate.”
New excuse: “Not faked, but not pretty.”

January 6, 2010

Not Dead Yet

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 8:42 pm

Hot Air and DRJ catch on to Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi’s unfulfilled promise to die in three months in exchange for his ill-gotten freedom. You read it here first (assuming, of course, that you are one of the three people who still read this blog at all).

January 3, 2010

About Friggin’ Time

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 9:17 pm

Doubts, (which are not to be confused with reasonable ones) notwithstanding, is justice delayed finally about to mean something other than justice denied?

One can only hope.

December 24, 2009

Pious A-Hole of the Year: Irv Sutley

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:41 am

I’m not sure who to be madder at, Irv Sutley for demanding that an angel be removed from a Christmas tree, or Sonoma County, California for complying with his demand. It’s bad enough having local governments take down crosses off hills or re-write the Pledge of Allegiance when some activist judge requires them to. Here there was no credible threat of a lawsuit at all, just the whining of one individual citizen who, perhaps not coincidentally, is also the chairman of the local, Orwellian-named “Peace and Freedom” Party. Sutley non-explains his position thusly:

“I just don’t believe government has the right to intrude on anyone and force them into sectarian behavior. I’ve opposed Buddhist statues, the star of David — anything of a religious nature.”

In other words, so what if I’m a jerk, I’m consistently a jerk to everybody. Normal people might find such consistency even more upsetting than jerkhood per se – let’s face it, we all act like jerks a little bit every now and then – but I’m sure the principle fetishists will be happy that he’s acting consistently according to a principle, any principle, and therefore it’s AOK that he is acting like a jerk so long as he’s a principled jerk. Only in this case, even his purported principle about government intrusion isn’t quite right:

[Sutley] now intends to ask county officials to remove a steel cross near Ernie Smith Park in Sonoma that serves as a memorial to an accident victim.
“It was put up privately without a permit,” Sutley said. “It shouldn’t be there.”

So first government “intrudes” by placing an angel on a Christmas tree, now it’s “intruding” by not insulting grieving family members of an accident victim by allowing them to put something up without a permit. Not that a permit would have mattered, anyway. Does anyone doubt this jerk would have found it equally “intrusive” if a permit had been issued?

November 22, 2009

Scottish Compassion

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 11:28 am

On August 20, 2009, Scotland released Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi on “compassionate” grounds because he had only three months to live. Those three months are up, but per Wikipedia he’s not dead yet. I say, Scotland has made this deal, so let Scotland enforce it.

September 28, 2009

Criminal Justice for Me vs. Thee

Poland is enacting a new law providing mandatory castration of anyone convicted of raping children under the age of 15, unless the rapist was a really famous guy and the rape occurred nowhere near Poland.. Or something like that. There’s a bad Polack joke in there somewhere…

September 18, 2009

Advice to Massachusetts

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:54 pm

Instead of playing games with your law every five years, why not just enact a new law stating that the governor can appoint an interim Senator if the governor is a Democrat, and there will be a special election if the governor is a Republican? Or, better still, just allow the last Democrat governor to appoint every time?

September 15, 2009

Organized Crime

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 11:38 pm

I recently compared ACORN to the Mob. Apparently, the analogy was terribly unfair to the Mob. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

 

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