April 20, 2005

A quick look at the news.

So, without pope-blogging, what is there? There's Tom DeLay zeroing in on Justice Kennedy, but that's just a rehash, though I suppose we can snort at this line:
"He said in session that he does his own research on the Internet? That is just incredibly outrageous."
There's the Nanny News: maybe fat isn't so fatal, let's redraw the food pyramid.

There's the postponement of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote on John Bolton, over some mystifying story of him banging on a woman's door in a Russian hotel and because Senator Voinovich, who skipped last week's two-day hearing, suddenly didn't "feel comfortable."

Enough for me, for now!


dax said...

I'm glad that finaly someone (Tom Delay) has the B*LLS to take a shot at the Supreme Court. These guys have been legislating from the bench much too long and in my opinion have overeached many, many times. The Supreme Court justices are not made of teflon.
I'm still waiting to see how long the Republican "led" Senate and House are going to put up with the antics of the Democrats. The latest Bolton delay (yeah, I know that Voinovich caused this delay)is just another page in the out-of- control, obstruct-at-every-turn, playbook of the Democrats.

chuck_b said...

Well, there's always doodles, & we haven't seen any old doodles in some time...

(i was going to write some statement about how i liked the doodles they did perhaps open you up to parodizing, but when I got to the end of the sentence I couldn't remember my point, so I'll leave it as this sentence.

In the meantime, this article about the the Spanish artist Botero's recent work seemed blogworthy for somebody. If I still blogged, I'd take it. But the blogging, it was not for me.

(So target="_blank" is not accepted in comments...? Or did I script that wrong?

Too Many Jims said...

dax said...
I'm glad that finaly someone (Tom Delay) has the B*LLS to take a shot at the Supreme Court.

Hmmmm, wasn't Mr. Delay at NRA just recently. Or were you thinking of a different kind of shot. Also, legislating from the bench is so 2oth century, these guys are legislating from the internet.

chuck_b said...

And this may not necessarily be bloggable, but it's interesting.

Maybe it's just Drudgeable. I'd expect to see it there.

Uncle Jimbo said...

OK Ann,

You want something beside the Popefest and helmet-haired right wing wankers. Here you go.

The Zen of golf and hostage rescue

LGF's reader's are a pretty rabid bunch and I would wear boots or just stay out of his comments section. I love a lot of what Charles writes but too many of his folks have gone around the bend.


Uncle J

bill said...

I'm a fan of the food pentagram. Or at the Guinness part - meal in a can.


Allison said...

Let's all give three cheers...and a brownie...for the news that being overweight might not kill you as fast as being seriously underweight or obese!

nappy40 said...

There's always sports news:
Retief Goosen says women who enter PGA events should be forced to qualify.

Shaquille O'Neal still can't bend his right leg.

And this bit from Texas via MSNBC.com: Texas may ban gay foster parents. “It is our responsibility to make sure that we protect our most vulnerable children, and I don’t think we are doing that if we allow a foster parent that is homosexual or bisexual,” said Republican Rep. Robert Talton, who introduced the amendment.

If the bill becomes law, Texas would be the only state to prohibit homosexuals and bisexuals from becoming foster parents, according to the American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian and Gay Rights project.

price said...

I second Leland Burrill's post about the doodles. I miss them. I miss them like the deserts miss the rain, in that my longing both defeats me and defines me. No, I'm being serious... They are neat.

HaloJonesFan said...

Wouldn't be an Althouse comments thread without Uncle J plugging his blog!

Kathleen B. said...

Rep. DeLay said: ""He said in session that he does his own research on the Internet? That is just incredibly outrageous."

Can someone explain to me what this means? I know I am not the target audience for this comment, so maybe it is code for something?
Seriously, I just cannot understand what he is talking about.

Ann Althouse said...

Kathleen: on the assumption that DeLay isn't out of his mind or a complete idiot, I've got to think he's thinking of the internet as an unreliable swamp of information and that Kennedy by using it is showing incompetence. It can't be that doing one's "own research" is bad, but must be that using the internet for legal research is bad. DeLay just doesn't seem to know how one finds useful things -- like court cases -- on the internet.

nappy40 said...

and the internet is where one would find Westlaw or LexisNexis.

HaloJonesFan said...

Ha, ha. The internet is also where you find http://www.timecube.com and http://www.popmartian.com/mcelwaine

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