Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Current Events Coffee Talk
1. A story right up SpySistah's alley, of course, it may not be news to her. The CIA has secret prisons for High Value Targets in the War on Terror. Or, I should say, not-so secret prisons now. Apparently some people are feeling a wee bit squeamish about how we are treating terrorists. Pussies!

2. News that may spike Democrat guns on the nomination of Samuel Alito. It seems that the oft-mentioned case involving husband notification of an abortion is not the only abortion case that Alito has ruled on. In fact, in three other cases, Alito ruled on the side of abortion rights. Now what can the Dems bitch about? The cases involved were:
• A 1995 challenge to a Pennsylvania law that required women seeking to use
Medicaid funds to abort a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest to report the
incident to law enforcement officials and identify the offender. Alito provided
the decisive vote striking down the abortion restriction.
• A 1997 challenge
to a New Jersey law that prevents parents from suing for damages on behalf of
the wrongful death of a fetus. Alito ruled that the Constitution does not afford
protection to the unborn.
• A 2000 challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called
partial-birth abortions. Alito struck down the law based on a recent Supreme
Court decision.

So, it seems that one of two things is possible. Either a) Alito is a reasonable and responsible jurist who doesn't follow ideology but law or b) he isn't as pro-life as Demorats would have you believe. I, personally, tend to believe option a. It isn't like the guy knew in 1995 that he might someday be nominated by a Conservative Republican President to the Supreme Court in a time when Democrats were at full froth and foaming at the mouth. He can't have known the enmity and fury his nomination could bring, (seeing as how he was unanimously confirmed to his current position by a Democrat-controlled Senate), so it isn't like he made this ruling for political reasons. Nay. I suspect he is merely a good judge.

That is really going to piss of the Demorats.

3. Greenpeace to pay fine for damaging coral reefs. You can just smell the irony.

4. Not exactly news: Jimmy Carter is an Ass.
posted by Phoenix | 9:59 AM


At 2:50 PM, Blogger Noble Eagle said...

"The CIA has secret prisons for High Value Targets in the War on Terror."

OK, so where is the media's new-found concern for the protection of classified information that has been in evidence since super-secret agent Valerie Plame was "outed?" As near as I can tell, the rule is this:

-Leaks that hurt Bush are good.
-Leaks that help Bush are bad.

At least they're not completely inconsistent.


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