Mailvox: Starve a judge

Annie quotes someone named John in DC:

Newsflash people. As I suspected, it’s, once again, the GOP judges who are staking out the position that Terri Schiavo should be permitted to finally die with dignity. Not only is the Florida judge a big ole Republican, but of the 3 appellated court judges deciding on this yesterday, the dissenter (i.e., agreed with the religious right) was a Clinton appointee, and the two judges who said it’s time to let Terri go were a Bush and a Clinton apppointee.

But oh, it gets even better. When an emergency appeal is filed with the US Supreme Court, it’s filed with one justice who gets to decide if they’ll take up the case. Well, last time the appeal was made to conservative Justice Kennedy, A REAGAN APPOINTEE, and rather than simply accept the appeal like a good Republican clone, he instead referred it to the entire court for THEM to decide. The entire court, the majority of which is republican appointees, voted it down.

Let me reiterate that. A Reagan judge declined to take the appeal – i.e., declined to save Terri – then the majority Republican appointed US Supreme Court declined as well.

So now the religious right and congressional republicans think even Reagan appointed judges are too activist and too liberal. Then who IS proper to be a judge if even a Reagan appointee is too liberal? Or, is the problem simply that the religious right and the GOP won’t accept ANY judge that doesn’t rubber stamp any and all of their extreme views?

Yeah, yeah, whatever. Look, as almost everyone knows, I don’t believe there is any difference between the two political factions. They both work towards the same ends, and their purpose is to take turns playing good cop and bad cop for their respective constituencies, both of which are dumb enough to repeatedly fall for the act, ad infinitum.

The Schiavo situation demonstrates one half of how the political leadership plans to solve the demographically doomed Social Security program. The meeting today between the three would-be regional governors of the future pan-American superstate demonstrates the other half. So, the good news is that you’ll be assured of receiving your retirement benefits, the bad news is that you won’t be collecting them quite as long as you might like.

I’m just wondering, if someone were to lock a judge in a closet and deprive him of food and water, would it be murder? Apparently not in the eyes of our legal system. And quite a few of those fellows are fairly old coots… the moral imperative suddenly becomes clear.

Starve a judge for Social Security!

Defending the borders

From the Washington Times:

President Bush yesterday said he opposes a civilian project to monitor illegal aliens crossing the border, characterizing them as “vigilantes.” He said he would pressure Congress to further loosen immigration law.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Republican president! Too bad he’s loyal to the Union of the Americas instead of the United States of America.

He defends the borders about as well as he defends the Constitution.

Washing Their Hands II

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to order Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube reinserted, rejecting a desperate appeal by her parents to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive.

The decision, announced in a terse one-page order, marked the end of a dramatic and disheartening four-day dash through the federal court system by Bob and Mary Schindler.

Justices did not explain their decision, which was at least the fifth time they have declined to get involved in the Schiavo case.

But when there’s a need to find an emanation or penumbra to kill an unborn child, well, the unelected nine-man American Commission can always find the time for judicial review. Mrs. Schiavo never stood a chance, you see, because demographics require killing off a lot more elderly people in the next thirty years.

Next up: the elderly….

The horra, the horra

Big Chilly reels in shock:

That book is excruciating. I am not a porn fan and this book, in my mind, qualifies as soft porn for women. Good grief. To give you an idea…

Only sexual tension can bring out her latent psi abilities so they put her in a suit that automatically kisses and massages her, starting with her lips and neck and finishing with her bits and pieces. But wait, it doesn’t work on her because “How could she respond to a machine?” No, she must be engaged emotionally too. So, this hunk has to do it (even though he really doesn’t want to because women on his planet are not treated this way, but he will if only to save the world). So, the first non-machine induced simulation ends (shortly after the spankings) with her bursting into tears for his failure to allow her to climax and him feeling terrible about what he’s done, but at the same with an ever growing respect for her as a person.

I am not kidding.

Hmmmm. Maybe it’s a good thing that women can’t write hard SF. Who knows what’s going to happen when you start mixing in black holes, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and higher mathematics in with tears over orgasmic difficulties.

Of course, it’s always been my impression that women did just fine with their mechanical massagers…. Well, ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long!