U.S. Air Strikes

Iraq bombWho knows how many air strikes are conducted each day in Iraq? (70 armed sorties in the last two days according to the DoD website)! We’ll never know because it is NEVER reported!

Even NPR has stooped to the subservient level of topping the day’s news with BIRD FLU – despite the fact that the CDC itself assures us that it is NOT a REAL THREAT. What, does Rumsfeld need a paycheck? And if that’s not enough… there’s this so-called report on the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

Meanwhile, 26 Iraqi civilians (not “insurgents”) were killed in airstrikes yesterday in Iraq. Granted, news outlets are allowed a day off from LeakGate… but what of Scalito?

How about the fact that half a million are still without power in South Florida and schools have been closed for over a week.

Its November 1, not April Fools… if I hear one more thing about Tonkin or Bird Flu today, I might have to drop out of j-school.

UPDATE: Dems call for Senate meeting. Frist; accusing the Dems of hijacking the Senate: “They have no convictions, they have no principles, they have no ideas….”

Looks like we’re really gonna get somewhere now.

Sam Alito??? I sure don’t hope so!

Samuel AlitoIs Bush’s new pick for SCOTUS justice – Sam Alito, nickname “Scalito,” – a hard-core conservative…. or just a heartless asshole? read his dissension in the 1990 Planned Parenthood v. Casey case in which the 3rd Circuit struck down a Pennsylvania law that included a provision requiring women seeking abortions to notify their spouses:

The Pennsylvania legislature could have rationally believed that some married women are initially inclined to obtain an abortion without their husbands’ knowledge because of perceived problems — such as economic constraints, future plans or the husbands’ previously expressed opposition — that may be obviated by discussion prior to the abortion

in other words: the state can tell a woman that she must check with her spouse before she gets an abortion.

Anti-abortion is one thing… but it sounds like this guy is just a JERK!

His confirmation should not go smoothly.

The opposition speaks in WaPo’s SCOTUS blog.