Tuesday, February 28, 2006

GEMS: From the Blogosphere

... these caught my attention, what could I do?

The Black Kettle: judges, focus on applying law, not making it!

A conservative voice from our neighbor to the north, some encouraging words ... yeh they have a home on the range too!
It's one thing to say it but quite another to do it. Still, it is more than a little refreshing to hear these words coming from a potential [Canadian] supreme.
Judges should stick to the law and leave social agendas to elected politicians, says the man nominated by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to be the newest member of the Supreme Court of Canada.
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And this sobering news from the war front via one of the best blogs in the blogosphere, Decision '08 ...

Decision '08: Iraq's Deadly Toll in Prequel to civil war: 1,300
Grisly attacks and other sectarian violence unleashed by last week's bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine have killed more than 1,300 Iraqis, making the past few days the deadliest of the war outside of major U.S. offensives, according to Baghdad's main morgue. The toll was more than three times higher than the figure previously reported by the U.S. military and the news media.

Hundreds of unclaimed dead lay at the morgue at midday Monday -- blood-caked men who had been shot, knifed, garroted or apparently suffocated by the plastic bags still over their heads. Many of the bodies were sprawled with their hands still bound -- and many of them had wound up at the morgue after what their families said was their abduction by the Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
We're either going to have to do some horrible "civilian" warfare (there are no civilians in Muslim countries) or get the h__l out of that mess one of these days. Good news aside, these people tolerate Barbarians as their leaders ... political and spiritual!

And as long as we're sobering news!

Is Cheney ready to quit?

Tell me it isn't so boys? Tell me the truth; don't lie? You do remember you are the #1 & #2 leaders in the free world ... right?
Vice President Dick Cheney is expected to retire within a year.

Senior GOP sources envision the retirement of Mr. Cheney in 2007, months after the congressional elections. The sources said Mr. Cheney would be persuaded to step down as he becomes an increasing political liability to President Bush.

The sources reported a growing rift between the president and vice president as well as their staffs. They cited Mr. Cheney's failure to immediately tell the president of the accidental shooting of the vice president's hunting colleague earlier this month. The White House didn't learn of the incident until 18 hours later.
HT: Professor Bainbridge

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