Good for the goose, but not the gander

From NRO:

A 19-year-old accused of causing his teenage girlfriend to miscarry two fetuses by stepping on her stomach was convicted Monday of two counts of murder.

Gerardo Flores received an automatic life sentence because prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, which was available under the state’s 2003 fetus protection law.

Erica Basoria, 17, acknowledged asking Flores to help end her pregnancy; she could not be prosecuted because of her legal right to abortion…

I’m pleased that the young man was rightly found guilty of murder. But I think it is an absolute travesty that the woman who was arguably a party at least as responsible was not.

So much for equal rights.

Damned by overexuberant praise

The Sports Guy’s Intern on Michael Vick:

Pretty good rundown of the best and worst NFL draft picks over the years. Of course, picking Bradshaw over Vick as the best overall number one is a joke. Four Super Bowl rings, you say? Please. We’re talking about Mike Vick, the greatest football player of all-time; the modern day Troy; the man who will lead us all to victory against the rise of the machines; quite possibly the most remarkable human being who’s ever lived or ever will. Mike Vick eats Super Bowl rings for breakfast, and then spits them back out because they aren’t refined enough for his palate.

I nearly swallowed my tongue reading that. THE MAN WHO WILL LEAD US ALL TO VICTORY AGAINST THE RISE OF THE MACHINES. Yeah, but he still sucks as a quarterback. I just wish I played in a fantasy league where someone was dumb enough to believe the hype.

LITTLE BROTHER: “Why can’t I join your league? I’ve won my league three years in a row!”

VOX: “Because you won in a league where the first pick was Kordell Stewart.”

Not just greedy, but dumb

During last year’s presidential campaign, John F. Kerry was the candidate often portrayed as intellectual and complex, while George W. Bush was the populist who mangled his sentences. But newly released records show that Bush and Kerry had a virtually identical grade average at Yale University four decades ago.

In 1999, The New Yorker published a transcript indicating that Bush had received a cumulative score of 77 for his first three years at Yale and a roughly similar average under a non-numerical rating system during his senior year.

Kerry, who graduated two years before Bush, got a cumulative 76 for his four years, according to a transcript that Kerry sent to the Navy when he was applying for officer training school. He received four D’s in his freshman year out of 10 courses, but improved his average in later years.

Kerry was quite the looker too. Is there ANYONE who seriously believes our system is meant to bring the best and brightest to the fore?


Rallymonkey sees the opportunity for a federal grant:

Another story about the military mishandling the Koran in Guantanimo today. Yahoo reports that a soldier splashed it with urine. Why is this even news? Whatever happened to this equation? Holy Item + Urine + Federal Money = Art

I always find it interesting how these bold, unflinching rebel artists somehow only have the courage to urinate all over Christianity. Where is Scorcese’s Last Temptation of Mohammed? Where are the portraits of the prophet’s wives painted in elephant dung? Where, for that matter, are the Hollywood terrorists that aren’t Nazis, still plotting nefariously, lo, these sixty years post-mortem.

For all that the artistic Left cries wolf about fears of a Christian theocracy, they know full well that they’re full of Marian painting material. If their fears were genuine, they wouldn’t dare do as they do today.