If you die in England…

September 25, 2008

Don’t try to be buried on the weekend. Sorry, Muslims only.

(OK, it’s from the Daily Mail, which makes it suspect, but it fits a pattern.)

 


Religion of Tolerance moment

September 25, 2008

I don’t care if you’re in modern, secular Europe. I don’t care if you’re not a Believer. Don’t you dare drink during Ramadan, dhimmi!

Hey, that homeless wino was asking for it. Not talking

(hat tip: Jihad Watch)

 


Chutzpah

September 25, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson on Senator Chris "Waitress Sandwich" Dodd:

This is called gumption: He is the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. He took $165,000 from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for years resisted more oversight of both those now bankrupt entities. He got discounted mortgages from the now melted-down and bought-out Countrywide financial institution. And? Yesterday he was pontificating about the greed and the need for “oversight,” and his zest to guard the public trust. A screenwriter could not have come up with such a script.


Save us, John Marshall!

September 25, 2008

Ed Whelan looks at a (hypothetical) President Obama’s likely Supreme Court choices, starting with judicial transnationalist Harold Koh.

The reality of Koh’s transnationalism is even worse than this passage reveals. Koh believes that it is “appropriate for the Supreme Court to construe our Constitution in light of foreign and international law” in “at least three situations”: (1) “when American legal rules seem to parallel those of other nations”; (2) when (quoting Breyer) “‘foreign courts have applied standards roughly comparable to our own constitutional standards in roughly comparable circumstances’” and we can draw “empirical light” from their experience; and (3) “when a U.S. constitutional concept, by its own terms, implicitly refers to a community standard”. (Koh, International Law as Part of Our Law, 98 Am. J. Int’l. L. 43, 45-46 (2004) (emphasis added).) As the italicized weasel words indicate, in the hands of a living constitutionalist like Koh, foreign and international legal materials will virtually always be available to a transnational judge to help him reach the result he wants to reach.

Read the whole thing. It’s enough to give originalists like me nightmares. Nailbiting

 


Masterminds

September 25, 2008

The Long War Journal profiles the likely suspects in the Islamabad Marriott Islamic terrorist atrocity.

 


Roots of the financial crisis

September 25, 2008

Bret Baier looks into how this whole mess got started. First name named: Barney "What? Me, worry?" Frank and the Democratic delegation to Congress.

 

 

(hat tip: Ace)


I’d laugh if I weren’t crying

September 25, 2008

The State Department under Condoleeza Rice is "bewildered" at North Korea’s breakage of its agreement to shutdown the Yongbyon nuclear plant.

Someone get John Bolton on the phone. There’s a lack of adult supervision in Foggy Bottom.