I Have Nothin To Say by John Cole| June 16, 20089:41 am| 51 CommentsThis post is in: Site MaintenanceFacebookTweetEmailNot that this is anything new.
Good morning garbage trucks. (why else would I be up at this godforsaken hour?)
This thread clearly is not showing enough respect for Tim Russert!!
Considering the shit that went down when you died, I think its a bit lame to begrudge anyone else their grief.
I don’t see Ted Koppel sacrificing a dozen trojans.
This is good news for Hillary!
A chick with an Australian accent automatically bumps up her hotness factor by at least 3-fold.
He could blow them up and make balloon animals.
Well, find me 12 chicks who want to nail him, and I can prove you wrong…
damn you, libarbarian, for making me go a-googling patroclus.
There, I said it for you.
J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford
John and Cindy McCain Are Just Like You
**BREAKING** Obama Excoriates Absentee Blog Administrators
“Too many blog admins are M.I.A, too many blog admins are AWOL, missing from too many lives and too many websites,” Mr. Obama said, to a chorus of approving murmurs from the audience. “They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like children instead of adults. And our workdays are much more dull because of it.”
We hit on sports now and then here. Tiger’s birdie on 18 to force a playoff was teh awesome yesterday.
Meanwhile, Agent Flowbee is directing his super duper constitutional lawyerin’ powers to the issue of Obama’s birthright citizenship. Turns out according to Hawaiian state law, he’s not a US citizen! Despite having been born there! And despite the fact that his mother was a US citizen! So he can’t be president after all!
And at last checking, his busy little minions are checking the kerning on his birth certificate.
Larry must get a huge laugh out of how easy it is for him to get his useful idiots chasing their tails.
Dennis - SGMM
Watched the Lakers-Celtics game last night with my son. Damn. It was like the whole Laker team was replaced with lookalikes after the first quarter.
Lanny Davis signs up with Faux News.
how many times over the next five months will he be asked to repeat the Clinton campaigns primary-season criticisms against Obama ? twice an hour, three times an hour ?
Telecomm immunity is coming, maybe as soon as this week, saith Glenzilla. Question: How can the Legislature usurp the function of the Judiciary? I always think of immunity as something worked out within the judiciary context. Even if this goes through, has anyone heard of any effort to challenge the law?
He does know how to bring in the ratings doesn’t he? I missed almost the entire last day (at the beach with the kids, dutifully skipping Sportcenter and 8th grade) but caught the last hole.
I remember watching him make the best golf shot of all time. Even if you can only catch him for a few minutes here and there, it’s often worth it.
ACLU is suing the telecoms on behalf of customers.
Has anyone yet commented on the possibility of successful-exorcism-performing Bobby Jindal as McCain’s VP pick? I could almost drool with anticipation.
Martin – totally agree. I only caught the last couple of holes as well on Sunday and only caught parts here and there of the Open the other days. He did the same thing on Saturday as well.
I know it is just golf for most people, but the comparisons to the great historic players from other sports are justified.
Good piece on cnnsi today about how they need to drop the full round playoff and go with a four hole playoff same day as the final round. The Monday playoff really saps the drama.
Yes, but pointing out that reality tends to tarnish his halo. Someone please consign all offending posts to the memory hole, pronto! If word gets out that Timmeh did not walk on water…..well…it better just NOT!
Dennis - SGMM
Here’s the correct link to the Greenwald story that Garrigus Carraig mentioned above.
If Greenwald is correct then our courageous Congressional Democrats are about to bravely vote immunity for the telecoms. The money quote:
The Democratic Congress is about to immunize the tcoms for participating in illegal and unconstitutional acts at the behest of a lame duck president with a 28% approval rating. Pelosi and Kneepad Harry Reid must be removed from leadership positions. This is a craven and despicable act.
Oh I went to NQ and now I feel sick. All these mental gymnastics, clicking of the heels and wishing Obama’s citizenship away. Reference to a Hawaii “state law”, with no link, a law that at first blush seems to contradict jus soli citizenship.
Someone really thinks he was born in Kenya? Did Ann Dunham ever even visit Kenya?
These people shouldn’t be allowed to vote if they don’t actually live on planet earth.
Dennis - SGMM
If Greenwald is correct then the courts will be directed to throw out all of the lawsuits.
Ooohh! I can name that tune in TWO notes.
You start a conversation and you can’t even finish it
You’re talking a lot, but you’re not saying anything
When I have nothin to say, my lips are sealed
Say something once, why say it again?
The TPM website had an article that said the federal courts will decide if they should be immune. Not FISA courts, and not blanket immunity. A court(s) and judge(s) will iron this out. Not sure if that’s good or bad.
The Moar You Know
When asked why, Elian said he “did it for the lulz”.
The Moar You Know
Fixed for accuracy.
@Dennis – Thanks for providing the correct link.
@Dork – Link? I smell a fig leaf, something to make it look like it’s being done on the up and up. The sole recourse I can imagine at this juncture is to challenge the apparently imminent law itself. Which seems like a sensible thing to do, as the courts may not take kindly to having their authority usurped, no matter what their political/ideological persuasion.
My favourite commenter at that No Quarter link is the guy arguing that Obama’s not an American citizen because Hawaii isn’t actually a state.
That one’s been floating around Wingnuttia for a little while. I think it morphed from the tax resisters’ contention that the 16th amendment is invalid because Ohio was not a state at the time of ratification (don’t ask, I don’t understand it.)
Anyone see this diary over at the GOS? Good insight into what’s really behind a lot of the Hillary dead-enders’ rage.
Does Hawaii know this? Has anyone bothered to tell them the grim news?
about that judge and his porn? LA Times = Irresponsible
This commenter = Shocked
The idea of immunity for certain actors originates in common law, but I believe the various types are pretty well codified by statute now, confirming or changing the common law ideas. So for example, traditionally the government has sovereign immunity from suits, that has been partially waived by the Federal Tort Claims Act and if you can find an exception in there to sue under, you can sue.
When did Hawaii become a state??? I am still trying to get my head around “New” Mexico!
Scalia has trouble finding the word ‘Supreme’ in the dictionary:
Ties in nicely with the bullshit arguments that he made regarding the Habeas Corpus decision. Apperently one of the three branches of goverment is worth squat in the eyes of some of its members.
I wonder if there’s a reason he links to sheep research in a halirious article about Teh Gayh
It was either Scalia or Rhenquist who supported a constitutional amendment to give Congress the power to overturn any Supreme Court decision by a simple majority vote.
What happens if Rocky and Tigger are tied after today’s 18? Is there another 18 tomorry, or co-champs?
Dennis - SGMM
Scalia is obviously waiting for a decision from the Commander in Chief. What’s 200+ years of Constitutional government compared to the wisdom of George W. Bush?
They just tied. On to the 4 hole sudden-death that they should have played last night.
There’s a Winnie the Pooh joke in there somewhere…
Sad note: Practical film effects master and amazing monster creator Stan Winston has died. I feel like watching a crappy 80’s horror movie (with excellent effects, of course) as a tribute.
Tiger wins on the first playoff hole. Took 19 holes to decide what should have only needed one.
Bummer. Thanks for the news. From the LA Times entertainment blog:
And what’s up with that picture of him on the CNN home page?
I have nothing to add.
Via a link at Sully’s another production by Crazy Larry’s crew. This one proved too far over the line even for them and got axed, but not before Rumproast preserved it for all time through the miracle of screenshots.
This appears to be the only open thread currently going.
So – where is the “flood” of Habeus filings that we were supposed to see from Gitmo? Didn’t every Right Wingnut Website use that as part of their Standard Talkingpoints Post? Aren’t they qualified to start filing them today? Aren’t the trial lawyers and left-wing interest groups drooling over themselves to get these filed immediately?
So, how come I haven’t seen one single post about any of them today?