September 13th, 2005

Scorpion

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"The extreme Right has conquered the executive and legislative branches of government, but it has not been able to bring the federal courts to heel... yet. Undoubtedly, this group has a prodigious impact on the Supreme Court and the other federal courts, but it wants so much more. Its leaders have taken an entity that innately resists politics and turned it into a highly politicized battle zone. They seethe over this unelected, independent third branch of government, the last bulwark between the American people and their attempted coup. That some federal judges have proven well educated, fair, and unintimidated by these voices and methods has further stymied their best-laid plans... Most of them would like to see the United States under biblical law. Comparable to countries like Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, all of which live by Sharia (the strict Islamic code of the Koran), America's right-wing fundamentalists seek a nation governed by Old and New Testament scripture. Born-again Christianity will supplant the Constitution."
-Catherine Crier (Courtesy Howard Kurtz)
Scorpion

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Thanks to the dilligent efforts of Selene's brother (and the purchase of some ether-net cable) I am now on *my own computer* from the seventh floor of Baltimore! It's fantastic.

Bebe was very cute today, though I can't remember anything in specific. Might post a couple recent pictures shortly. I will note she's taken to calling people 'buddy' in the past couple weeks, and thanks to my mom, she now sings the theme song to Cops. Well, her own version of it. Which involved calling people bad boys.