Peggy Noonan (always a good read) discusses how Dean's recent over the top rhetoric
is playing in Peoria.
Normally, I frown on picking on the elderly or the feeble-minded. However, I'll make an exception on both counts for Jimmy Carter. Lorie Byrd of PoliPundit slams the former president
(and current raving moonbat) for his latest foray into criticizing the United States. Carter's recently stated that he thinks we should close down GITMO. No problem. Maybe we can build a prison to house dangerous terrorists on some old farm land near Plains, Georgia.
Wow! It really is a small world after all
Steve Chapman discusses the recent Supreme Court decision regarding medical marijuana in an article headlined Dazed & Confused About Federal Power
. Here's the opening (but read the rest)
The chief author of our Constitution, James Madison, had little patience for those who accused him and his allies of trying to create a large, intrusive federal government. In 1788, he noted pointedly that the "powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined." Those of the states, by contrast, "are numerous and indefinite."
This week, addressing the same question, the Supreme Court said, "James who?
Here is a list of Possible Supreme Court Nominees
. Something important is missing. The article doesn't show the age of the potential nominees. Considering that an appointment to the federal bench is a lifetime appointment you would think that is relevent to the conversation. For example, Ted Olson
will turn 65 years old on 11 September which limits the length of time he could serve. Olson would be a compelling human interest story as he lost his wife Barbara 4 years ago in the 9/11 attacks. Despite his age, I'd enjoy his confirmation hearings as the left would go nuts. Ted represented George W. Bush in the court cases after the 2000 election mess and Barbara was a frequent critic of the Clinton administration and wrote a book about First Lady Hillary Clinton, Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was working on her second book, The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House (published December 2001) when she died. It is safe to say he won't get Hillary's vote.
So who is telling the truth and who is lying? Ron Kittle claims he asked Barry Bonds to sign a jersey for a cancer charity and Bonds replied "I don't sign for white people.
" Barry Bonds responded with
"Who is Kittle? How long did he play? He played in our league?" Bonds said, lying on a clubhouse couch before Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals. "Ha! Do you guys believe that? ... Do you guys know my life history a little bit? ... One, you insult my children, who are half-white.
You'll notice that he did not specifically deny ever making the statement Kittle accused him of making. It isn't fair to either player to leave this story out there without follow up. The media has dutifully reported both players comments. Are they going to interview the other player there for the exchange (Matt Williams)? If Bonds made the statement he should be condemned. If Kittle made up the story to boost book sales he should be condemned. Which is it?