Tuesday/Wednesday open thread

Posted by: ST on February 27, 2007 at 10:23 pm

My day tomorrow promises to be extremely hectic, so blogging will be light to non-existent until Wednesday evening.

Until then, I’ll leave you with a few links you may find interesting:

—– Caught: The Huffington Post expunges 100s of comments on their post re: the assassination attempt on VP Cheney in Afghanistan. Dean Barnett responds appropriately to criticism by one of the far left’s favorite blogospheric blowhards that the comments aren’t in any way representative of the left’s attitudes in general. Jeff Goldstein responds as well and he is, of course, always a must-read.

—– CNN reports that Senate Democrats still can’t get it together on how to handle the Iraq issue. More on that here. In other news, dog bites man.

—– Happiness is? The media gleefully reports that stocks had their worst day today since 9-11.


—– One of my favorite bloggers, George Gooding, is hanging up his blogging hat tomorrow. I’m very sad to read this, but nevertheless wish George all the best in his future endeavors.

—– No new interesting news on the jury deliberations in the Libby case (hat tip: Tom Maguire).

—– Senator Obama wasn’t aware of a statement his campaign made in regards to the Clinton/Geffen war of words? Oooookay. Speaking of Obama, guess who “African Americans” are shifting their support to?

—– 91 cats in one apartment?

—– Reliapundit on Al Gore’s gw hypocrisy:

Like Leonid Brezhnev in the old USSR, Gore is a Leftist who would live the high life, as he made everyone else suffer. FOR OUR OWN GOOD.


—– Speaking of Al Gore, have you read C. MacLeod Fuller’s poem about the Goracle titled “The Saint, Algoreia”? ;)

—– Bill Roggio reports on the latest news from Iraq.

—– Blog advertisers like to know that readers are clicking on and viewing their ads, even if they don’t buy anything at the moment. Would you take a few seconds to click on the ads you see on the top left side this site? Those ads help me keep this blog up and running. Thanks in advance.

—– Oh, as a follow-up to this Valentine’s Day post to Phoenix Suns PG Steve Nash, I’m happy to report that he’s been back in action the last few games (and had a monster game tonight). However, two other players on my NBA fantasy league roster (the Bobcats’ Emeka Okafor and Washington Wizards’ Caron Butler) are now listed as ‘day to day’ which translates into ‘we don’t know when they’ll be playing again’ – this, as one month is left in the fantasy league season, as I struggle to retain the number one spot. Ugh. Get better real soon, guys.

—– Tonight’s retro-vid? Fleetwood Mac’s Gypsy:

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19 Responses to “Tuesday/Wednesday open thread”


  1. Great White Rat says:

    Great video choice, Sis!! :)

    Of course, more than 20 years after its release, I’m still trying to figure out exactly what the closing part means. :-?

  2. karl says:

    great video choice. FM is a long time favorite.

  3. sanity says:

    Ok can the stupidity stop now please?

    Bill would mandate nicer term for illegals

    TALLAHASSEE — A state legislator whose district is home to thousands of Caribbean immigrants wants to ban the term “illegal alien” from the state’s official documents.

    She has introduced a bill providing that: “A state agency or official may not use the term ‘illegal alien’ in an official document of the state.” There would be no penalty for using the words.

    In Miami-Dade County, Wilson said, “we don’t say ‘alien,’ we say ‘immigrant.'”


    Ok, my understanding is she has a problem with alien being used and not immigrant.

    SO I assume that there still is no problem with calling them illegal immigrants.

    Personally I think this is a garbage bill, and a waste of time to try and define language being used.

    Here is an idea, try and DO SOMETHING ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and not play around with the meaning of the words.

    You object to the word alien, how about invader, does that sound better? Especially since we have illegals coming into this country by the MILLIONS.

    You object to the word alien, while I object to you having a problem with the wording of people who should not be here in the first place.

    You object to the word alien, while I object that you are wasting time with the meaning of a word meanwhile wasting more time and not helpng curb the illegal immigrant problem flooding into America.

  4. PCD says:

    Sanity, what do you expect when you elect stupid, spineless people to office?

  5. Tom TB says:

    Why don’t we just call them trespassers?

  6. Great White Rat says:

    A state legislator whose district is home to thousands of Caribbean immigrants wants to ban the term “illegal alien” from the state’s official documents.

    OK, let’s play “Guess the Legislator’s Party.”

    Your clues are:

    1. She’s pandering to the illegals in her district.

    2. It would be a useless bill since there’s no penalty for ignoring it.

    3. She’s more interested in politically correct language than in solving real problems.

    Anyone want to take a wild guess? :d

  7. Severian says:

    All of the above?

    Do I win a prize?

    Probably a moonbat who thinks “alien” means “Roswell.” ;)

  8. Baklava says:

    Regardless of party GWR, it’s a LEFTIST !!!

  9. Severian says:

    Misunderstood the question, but Democrat is the probable answer. Idiot would be a good second guess, but I’m afraid that would be insulting to idiots.

  10. reliapundit says:

    1 – thanks for the link.
    2 – u r gorgeous.
    3 – blogrolled u.
    4 – u r brilliant 2.

  11. Lorica says:

    Pundit, We all feel the exact same way. :) She is gorgeous, and brillant. :x – Lorica

  12. forest hunter says:

    Thanks ST! :">

  13. sanity says:

    No Friday Open thread yet, so here this will go…heh

    Nifong Fights Back: Duke lacrosse prosecutor claims, ‘I was not always able to give the case my full attention’…

    He offered several explanations for some of the problems that have arisen:

    * The lacrosse case arose “during the last few weeks of a hotly-contested Democratic Party primary in which I was seeking to retain my office,” he said. “I was not always able to give the case my full attention.”

    [Load of BS this one is. He sure had time for the multiple interviews he was doing in regards to the case and him pumping up his status off the back of the innocent – sanity]

    * The volume of material to be copied for each defendant meant that a number of lawyers and support workers were involved in the numbering and copying of pages, he said. “These people were neither concentrating on the actual contents of the documents being copied nor familiar enough with the facts of the case to have known whether anything was missing.”

    * He said he had never before encountered such determined pretrial resistance. “A well-connected and well-financed (but not, I would suggest, well-intentioned) group of individuals — most of whom are neither in nor from North Carolina, have taken it upon themselves to ensure that this case never reaches trial.”

    [And here I thought it was Nifong that was ramrodding things the way he wanted – but now that he is busted on it, it is suddenly everyone elses fault but his – sanity]


  14. sanity says:

    Plame film in works at Warner Bros.
    Studio sets movie about CIA leak scandal.

    But I am sure they will get it right….

    Wonder who is doing the producing, Michael Moore?

  15. sanity says:

    Could Justice Ginsburg’s health be failing?

    Faith & frailty
    Today’s arguments in the lawsuit over President Bush’s faith-based grant initiatives went at a dizzying pace—even more so when you consider that the issue was “standing”and whether taxpayers have legal grounds to file suit attacking the program in the first place. The justices were so engaged in the questioning it seemed like some of them were about to leap out of their high-backed leather chairs.

    Chief Justice Roberts really ran the show, completely directing the argument against taxpayer standing—and even stepped in a couple of times to help Solicitor General Paul Clement explain why the atheist group, Freedom from Religion Foundation, had no legal right to sue. Roberts nailed Andrew Pincus, the group’s lawyer, with a pointed question right out of the box: “I don’t understand, under your theory, why couldn’t any taxpayer sue our marshal for saying, ‘God save this honorable court?'” It was Pincus’s very first question, and it turned the argument. By the end, it appeared that the atheists were going to be on the losing side—though the justices didn’t seem especially taken with Clement’s proposals, either (or, for that matter, with the line-up of their own precedents they have to take up to decide the case).


    But today, we all were held in place for nearly a half a minute more –an eternity to a TV reporter–as Justice Ginsburg slowly collected her things and carefully left the courtroom. Justice Souter lingered behind at his chair, waiting to walk alongside her—almost as if he wanted to see if she needed assistance.

    It was strikingly odd. I was standing next to Jim Vincini of Reuters, and we looked at each other with some alarm. No one could recall seeing Ginsburg in such slow motion, and it immediately begged the question of her health—which of course begs the question of whether any of the justices are going to be leaving the court anytime soon and give George W. Bush his third nomination. I have predicted with confidence that no one else will leave by design, and I’ve flatly rejected any suggestions that Justice Ginsburg was not at the top of her game physically. She’ll be 74 next month, and she’s active and social—and said to be recovered from her bout with cancer. People who don’t know Justice Ginsburg always say she looks so slight, so frail. But that’s Justice Ginsburg. She is slight. Even when she fell asleep during oral argument awhile back, I didn’t read anything into it since she’d just returned from out of the country and could easily have been suffering from jet lag.

    The Court’s public information office said this afternoon that Ginsburg is absolutely fine. And she did ask several of the questions during the argument—she was focused and involved. So perhaps she twisted an ankle during her workouts ( she does exercise regularly). But it still made me think I’d better start pulling those possible retirement files together. As Justice O’Connor showed us all in 2005, big surprises can happen.


    Not trying to be ghoulish and hope for someones health to fail, but I am just pointing out that anything is possible as the article states.

  16. sanity says:

    And so it begins…

    Democrats send out first round of subpoenas

    A House Judiciary subcommittee approved today the first in what is expected to be an avalanche of subpoenas to Bush administration officials. They will likely explore corruption and mismanagement allegations on everything from pre-war Iraq intelligence to the mishandling of the response to Hurricane Katrina.

    The first round of subpoenas concern the recent controversial firings by the Bush administration of seven U.S. attorneys, some of whom were pursuing public corruption cases against Republican members of Congress.

    The House Judiciary subcommittee on commercial and administrative law, chaired by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), approved subpoenas requiring four former U.S. attorneys to appear at a subcommittee hearing next Tuesday. The former U.S. attorneys include Carol Lam of California, David Iglesias of New Mexico, H.E. Cummins III of Arkansas, and John McKay of Washington state. The subcommittee approved the subpoenas by voice vote; no Republican lawmakers were present.


  17. Lorica says:

    Sanity there is a good possibility this is a dog that will bite them. If you supeona someone who was fired for impropriaties, you will make youself look like an idiot. Which, let’s face it, seems to be a never ending process for some Dems. – Lorica

  18. Baklava says:

    Who are the uninsured that need health care for all?

    More than 1/3rd make $50,000 per year and above. Another set of people have access to Medicaid and other programs.