Saturday, July 12, 2003

Santorum was right. A state district court judge threw out the charges against a man arrested on solicitation of sodomy in a public park in Charlotte, NC.
Links/E-mail. I finally updated my links and e-mail. I had previously had a mailto: with my e-mail address in it. The spambots got ahold of it and I got to the point where I couldn't bear to open my mailbox. Anyway, you know the routine. substitute the @ for the -at-.

Friday, July 11, 2003

Bonhoeffer. This movie will be playing in town at the Avalon -- I'd like to see it (and perhaps take my son, age 5, to it. He is very facinated with DB -- he has a book that he regularly asks us to read to him). Here's a good article on the documentary.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Foreign Law. USA Today has an article today noting the reliance by several justices upon case law from other countries. I've noticed this for awhile in Justice Breyer's opinions -- basically it turns out to be an appeal to authority to support one's own predetermined opinions.

What strikes me as interesting is that it's the white liberals on the court who are the leaders in this trend. As can be imagined, they only look to European opinions -- one never finds reliance on any African Courts or, say Jewish courts.
Liberal Supreme Court. Get used to the phrase -- start using it, it reflects the reality. See Stuart Taylor, here, if you need convincing.

Monday, July 07, 2003

"Bring 'em on". I don't see what the Democrats problem with this is. But then, I grew up the son and grandson of a Marine -- this is typical talk.

My Grandfather fought at Belleau Woods, the spot that GySgt. Daniel J. "Dan" Daly uttered the famous line to his men: "Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?" (near Lucy-le-Bocage, 5th Marines June 6, 1918.) Same battle: "I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold. " - 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates, July 19, 1918.

Here are some more:

"You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em." -Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, 1962.

"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking!" -Ferdinand Foch

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!" -General Puller

"We're not retreating, Hell! We're just attacking in different direction!" -Gen. Oliver Smith