Month: January 2006

How Can This Be?

UMass bans drinking games. Okay, at least they have Amherst and Northampton to go out in, if they can’t drink on campus, and maybe perhaps I’m letting my own experience at UConn, where there was pretty much nothing else to…

PBA Ban Unconstitutional. Again.

Figure it out, kids (pdf). The Ninth Circuit Court ruled on Planned Parenthood v. Gonzalez, and, unsurprisingly, that the so-called Partial Birth Abortion Ban is illegal. According to the FindLaw summary: Planned Parenthood v. Gonzales, No. 04-16621 (9th Cir. January…

Dying to Avoid Rape

Female soldiers in Iraq are having to make an impossible choice: Risk being raped , or risk dying of dehydration. Many of them have ended up dead. In a startling revelation, the former commander of Abu Ghraib prison testified that…

It’s over

The filibuster that wasn’t. The Senate voted 73-25 to cut off debate. I can’t find a list yet of who voted which way. However, Lincoln Chaffee voted to cut off debate yet plans to vote against Alito — something that…

Hamas Continues Its Hard Line

Well this will ruin your morning. The exiled political head of the radical Islamic group Hamas said Saturday in Damascus that the group would adopt “a very realistic approach” toward governing the Palestinian Authority and would work with the Fatah…

Ten Views Meme

This one via Hugo is a little old, but I’m doing it anyway. Ten Views I Hold Without Evidence 1. Indian food is the best cure for the common cold. The spicier the better. 2. Nice skin is all about…

Saturation Point

…Is it just me, or is every show currently on the air a formulaic crime drama? These are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head: Law & Order: Original Flavor Law & Order: Now…