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Thursday, June 29, 2006
What is going on out there?

So the Supreme Court ruled against the administration in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Looks like those of us who said that they couldn't just toss out the Geneva Conventions when they found them inconvenient were right. Just like we were about the WMD. And the yellowcake. And the "mobile biological labs". And Saddam not being involved in 9/11.

But man, it seems like the entire right wing has just gone completely, utterly, totally around the bend today. To wit:

The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler (no link, he doesn't deserve the traffic) seems to have been the first to call for the assassination of the USSC.

Five activist tyrants in black robes have just decided that terrorists are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions in spite of said Conventions specifically saying that they aren't.
In other words: It doesn't matter what laws and conventions actually say, all that matters is what unelected fascists in black robes want them to say.
The Supreme Whores are in dire need of Intervention by Lynch Mob™.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, the American Caliphate Litigating Unit call the Supreme Whores' surrender to al-Qaeda a victory for the Rule of Law. Shariah law, maybe. The ACLU, proudly embracing everything that might aid terrorists in bringing about another 9/11. Hang them.

How nice. What is it with these fuckwits and their incessant harping on "unelected" judges? Don't they realize that (a) they have to be confirmed by elected representatives, and (b) they are a key part of the system set forth by the framers of the Constitution? To hear them talk, you'd think that an independent judiciary was invented by FDR or something.

I've been hearing people say that applying the Geneva Conventions to the detainees will result in the military adopting a "take no prisoners" approach on the battlefield. Well, that's not only barbaric beyond anything we've seen so far, but it's also a violation of the Geneva Conventions (and, coincidentally, a violation of the War Crimes Act).

Trent Lott joined the idiot brigades on Neil Cavuto's show, announcing that the decision was ridiculous and outrageous before admitting that, well, he hadn't actually read the whole thing yet. At least he didn't suggest killing anybody.

Also on Cavuto: Ann Coulter (and really, isn't just having her on your show at this point evidence that you've gone completely batshit crazy?) said that[Y]ou just expect Democrats to side with al Qaeda before admitting that, like Trent Lott, she hasn't read the decision yet. I mean, why bother? It's not like their comments are actually based on the content of the decision, anyway, so it's good that they're dropping the pretense.

Putting in a strong effort on the "just plain fascist" front is the whole Fox "News" crew:

On the June 29 broadcast of Fox News Radio's Brian & The Judge, co-host Brian Kilmeade, who also co-hosts Fox News' Fox & Friends, suggested that the U.S. government should "put up the Office of Censorship," in the wake of reports in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal detailing a Treasury Department program designed to monitor international financial transactions for terrorist activity. Similarly, during the June 29 edition of Fox & Friends, co-host E.D. Hill wondered if it would be appropriate for the U.S. government to create an "Office of Censorship."

But I think that today's winner on American Idiot has to be Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote in his dissent of Justice Stevens' unfamiliarity with the realities of warfare. John Paul Stevens served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945, and was awarded a Bronze Star. Clarence Thomas has no military record.

I couldn't put it any better than Duncan Black did:In a just world, Thomas would resign in shame and spend the rest of his life tending to the needs of disabled Vets.
We don't live in a just world.

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