Thursday, April 03, 2008

Refresher Course

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."

John Stuart Mill

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

It's not really a 1st/14th Amendment free speech question but...

it still stinks.

Police arrest anti-war protester, 80, at mall

An 80-year-old church deacon was removed from the Smith Haven Mall yesterday in a wheelchair and arrested by police for refusing to remove a T-shirt protesting the Iraq War.

It isn't really a constitutional issue (the 1st Amendment applies to the feds, 14th to the states, as an aside) because private property owners have the right to manage their premises far beyond what the police can do in public, but it is still sad.


Sunday, March 30, 2008


So, they've got the Giggling Murderer in the booth. I changed the channel to avoid throwing anything important at the TV. He's been in there for like 20 minutes. Doesn't he have a fuckin' job?

Inappropriate humor of the day

On "Baseball Tonight" before the Braves-Nationals game, they were playing clips of US Presidents who have thrown out at first pitches at Major League Baseball games. The gang on the set began critiquing the throwing styles of the Commanders in Chief, and yes, some of them were awful. One of the biggest guffaws was at the expense of the president who served the US during the Great Depression and World War II. You know, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, polio survivor.