Sunday, 8 August 2004

Pickering back in the news (barely)

Charles Pickering (who the national Democratic Party would have you believe is a racist hatemonger, even if many Mississippi Democrats and the reliably left-wing Clarion-Ledger editorial board disagree) just issued a ruling in a racial segregation case, and somehow managed to do so without declaring the Civil Rights Act of 1964 unconstitutional. Stuart Buck and Howard Bashman have more.

Past posts on the Pickering smear campaign here.

“Six Flags over Jesus”

Brock’s post reminds me to share my (past) favorite name for Bellevue: “The God Complex.” But now I think I have a new favorite…


Juan Non-Volokh writes:

Dahlia Lithwick has her first guest column in the New York Times today. It's a very thoughtful piece on the unintended consequences of rape shield laws. It is further proof that most of the Times' guest columnists are better than the real thing.

Would that this were true of guest bloggers at the Volokh Conspiracy.

Roy's Rock on Tour

The controversial Ten Commandments monument is making a stop (reg. required) in the Memphis area today, at Six Flags over Jesus and at the First Assembly of God Church.

If you go, be sure to take special note of number 2.

Quiz time

Since it’s the cool thing to do, I decided to take Michelle Malkin’s diversity test. Apparently, you get 5 points for every statement you agree with.

  1. I have never voted for a Democrat in my life. No.
  2. I think my taxes are too high. Yes.
  3. I supported Bill Clinton’s impeachment. Yes.
  4. I voted for President Bush in 2000. No.
  5. I am a gun owner. No.
  6. I support school voucher programs. Yes.
  7. I oppose condom distribution in public schools. Yes. The bastards ought to have to pay for them, just like the rest of us do.
  8. I oppose bilingual education. No.
  9. I oppose gay marriage. No.
  10. I want Social Security privatized. Yes.
  11. I believe racial profiling at airports is common sense. No.
  12. I shop at Wal-Mart. Yes (but not when I’m in Michigan, because Meijer is better up here). Do I get bonus points for also shopping at Sam’s Club?
  13. I enjoy talk radio. No. I’d rather have my teeth pulled sans anesthesia.
  14. I am annoyed when news editors substitute the phrase “undocumented person” for “illegal alien.” Yes.
  15. I do not believe the phrase “a chink in the armor” is offensive. Yes. Etymology, it’s a wonderful thing.
  16. I eat meat. Yes.
  17. I believe O.J. Simpson was guilty. Yes.
  18. I cheered when I learned that Saddam Hussein had been captured. Yes.
  19. I cry when I hear “Proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood. Yes. (There goes any chance of me ever being seen as “macho.”)
  20. I don’t believe the New York Times. No, I believe more than 50% of what’s in the New York Times. Not all of it, mind you…

Well, I scored 60/100. What do I win?