I’m impressed

The Sports Gal on TV bandwagon jumping:

He [Simmons] complains all the time about everyone who jumped on the Red Sox bandwagon after they won the World Series — every time he sees someone in a brand new hat he makes a face, and he won’t let me wear my orange Sox hat, he’ll stick it down his pants and throw it in the garbage so I won’t want to wear it. But how’s that different than people jumping on the “Lost” bandwagon?

Not only is the Sports Gal bringing something to the table, but the glimpse she offers into the Sports Couple’s relationship makes it clear that there is a pair that can be confirmed to be stranger than Spacebunny and I. Not only would Spacebunny never wear an orange hat, but even if she did, I can assure you that the thought of putting it down my pants would never occur to me.

Now, I couldn’t care less about TV bandwagons, but since it’s obvious that some people do, I have to side with the Sports Gal here.

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Remember, women never lie about rape

From the Telegraph:

A woman who falsely cried rape against her former husband was facing jail yesterday after being convicted of perverting the course of justice. Sally Henderson, 40, a mother of two, described by the prosecution as a “wicked liar”, claimed Richard Cooke, 39, had repeatedly raped her during their year-long marriage. But police discovered her claims were almost identical to false allegations she had made five years earlier against a previous boyfriend, Mark Rowe, 42, Gloucester Crown Court heard.

Lifting an order preventing her identification, Recorder David Lane, QC, said: “The public has a right to know the identity of a person who makes such allegations and who seeks to use the system of justice for her own, unscrupulous ends….”

Henderson reported the false rapes only after both men left her. Mr Cooke was held in a police cell for 36 hours following his arrest.

Even worse, think of the quazillion billion non-rapes that already aren’t being reported! The frightening thing about Ms Henderson’s arrest is that it could have a chilling effect on the probability that women who haven’t been raped or bave had a “near-rape experience” will report those fake rapes, near rapes, hypothetical rapes and unicorn rapes to the police.

The most important election ever

Because if you don’t vote for homosexual, pedophile Republicans, those nasty, suppurating San Francisco Democrats who don’t share your Christian, conservative values might be elected to office!

Ia oiolantho skarha uwuhlgn mor quellu Ra Cthulhu f’thagn .
I’m the Elder God Cthulhu and I approved this message.

CTHULHU 2008

Pretty Lady needs your help

The little wide-eyed, white-tailed doe is unsure regarding the merits of a new beau and is soliciting opinions:

What do you think, dear friends? Is this The One? Should she jump on the opportunity, or moulder away in stagnant singlehood a bit longer?

Whilst opinion appears to be running against Pennsylvania’s Finest at the moment, I hasten to remind all and sundry that it’s hard to find a boyfriend who sucks toes….

There is no separation

A Corner reader actually bothers to read the HR6166 law that recently passed the House:

The current status of the bill allows military tribunals to declare citizens and resident aliens to be “unlawful enemy combatants.” Under the language of the bill, there is no test whatsoever for whether a citizen or noncitizen is an “unlawful enemy combatant.” Under the law, someone is an UEC if a military tribunal says so. That is to say, the tribunals have power that is not at all subject to contstraint or law—or even defined by law—but that extends to U.S. citizens….

`(1) UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT- (A) The term `unlawful enemy combatant’ means—

(ii) a person who, before, on, or after the date of the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, has been determined to be an unlawful enemy combatant by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent tribunal established under the authority of the President or the Secretary of Defense….

`(c) Determination of Unlawful Enemy Combatant Status Dispositive- A finding, whether before, on, or after the date of the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent tribunal established under the authority of the President or the Secretary of Defense that a person is an unlawful enemy combatant is dispositive for purposes of jurisdiction for trial by military commission under this chapter.

`(d) Punishments- A military commission under this chapter may, under such limitations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe, adjudge any punishment not forbidden by this chapter, including the penalty of death when authorized under this chapter or the law of war.

In other words, a few Executive Branch employees will now be able declare any American citizen to be a Unlawful Enemy Combatant, sentence him to death and have him executed without allowing him any recourse to judicial due process. Of course, there’s no need to worry about this unless you’re doing something wrong… everyone knows that there’s no such thing as a slippery slope after all.

I somehow doubt those who are so unfortunate as to be familiar with the justice handed out in similar executive-branch administrative “courts” that violate the Constitutionally mandated separation of powers such as Family Court, Tax Court and Immigration Court will be surprised to see these “competent tribunals” similarly abusing their illegitimate powers in the near future.

I find it amazing that those who are so defensive of the mythical “separation of Church and State” find it so easy to accept violations of the actual “separation of powers”.

UPDATE: Some “conservative” fans of military tribunals are arguing that because the overall context of the law is ALIEN Unlawful Enemy Combatants, this can’t be applied to Americans. Given how the tax code is applied significantly more broadly than it is written, color me skeptical.

The ignoble history of feminism

The suffragettes weren’t just nascent fascists, but would-be terrorists as well:

SUFFRAGETTES planned to assassinate the Prime Minister early in the last century and honed their gun skills at a shooting range, according to Home Office advisers investigating the threat.

Their memorandum, from 1909, describes pickets at the House of Commons as “half-insane women” who intended to commit acts of violence.

John Adams was right.

An ugly scenario

Derb paints an unpleasant picture of the 2008 presidential election:

Giving Mrs. Clinton the benefit of the carpetbagger doubt, that is, and taking Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg as the other two — yes, it might come down to this. [An all-Empire State election] Your choices for presidential candidate in November 2008 might be three gun-controlling, abortion-supporting, gay-friendly, illegal-immigrant-amnestying northeasterners, two of them high-tax, welfare-state, social-engineering, affirmative-action liberals.

That may be the only way the PTBs can arrange to have a New York liberal elected president again… by offering strawberry, strawberry, or, for those looking for something different, strawberry. I’d like to think this would make the complete charade of “democracy” apparent to everyone paying even the smallest bit of attention to the process, but I know better.

I’m still keeping my eye on Pataki, but we’ll see. In any case, why vote for the lesser evil? Cthulhu 2008!