Friday, August 18, 2006

ramblins of buddy don: good news fer a fridy

[note: a post wuz killt -- deleted -- sos i could make this post!! i larnt i wood half to do that after i tride to publish whut ye see below. twuz sum pitchers of the qm2 that had to git pulled.]

i aint been as eager to post ever since i started gittin over my limit, witch i coulda sworn they had writ thay wudnt no limit on the account. but taint the furst time i been rong bout sumthin.

innywho, i have been deeletin ole posts to gimme a lil room till i kin git moved, ifn i go thru with it. i wood luv to stay with blogger, but tiz so hard to git innybidy besides a cumputer to anser yer pleas fer hep.

but in hopes that thays room left, heres sum stories that kindly sprized me:
  • furst up, i wuz wunderin when the moms of amurka wood ever git round to this on a counta aint it thar kids over thar fitin to stay a corse we caint deefine? so tiz a bit of good news to have a story name of Republicans Losing The 'Security Moms':
    CLINTONVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 17 -- Married women with children, the "security moms" whose concerns about terrorism made them an essential part of Republican victories in 2002 and 2004, are taking flight from GOP politicians this year in ways that appear likely to provide a major boost for Democrats in the midterm elections, according to polls and interviews.

    This critical group of swing voters -- who are an especially significant factor in many of the most competitive suburban districts on which control of Congress will hinge -- is more inclined to vote Democratic than at any point since Sept. 11, 2001, according to data compiled for The Washington Post by the Pew Research Center.

    Married mothers said in interviews here that they remain concerned about national security and the ability of Democrats to keep them safe from terrorist strikes. But surveys indicate Republicans are not benefiting from this phenomenon as they have before.
  • tiz grate to find out that our system kin wurk even ifn so minny wood sell out thar liberty fer securty (i reckun that ole idee of 'give me liberty or give me death' is too quaint fer the modern world), witch ye kin read bout a brave judge standin up fer her branch of gummint in a articull name of U.S. Judge Finds Wiretapping Plan Violates the Law:
    A federal judge ruled yesterday that the National Security Agency’s program to wiretap the international communications of some Americans without a court warrant violated the Constitution, and she ordered it shut down.

    The ruling was the first judicial assessment of the Bush administration’s arguments in defense of the surveillance program, which has provoked fierce legal and political debate since it was disclosed last December. But the issue is far from settled, with the Justice Department filing an immediate appeal and succeeding in allowing the wiretapping to continue for the time being.

    In a sweeping decision that drew on history, the constitutional separation of powers and the Bill of Rights, Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of United States District Court in Detroit rejected almost every administration argument.

    Judge Taylor ruled that the program violated both the Fourth Amendment and a 1978 law that requires warrants from a secret court for intelligence wiretaps involving people in the United States. She rejected the administration’s repeated assertions that a 2001 Congressional authorization and the president’s constitutional authority allowed the program.

    “It was never the intent of the framers to give the president such unfettered control, particularly when his actions blatantly disregard the parameters clearly enumerated in the Bill of Rights,” she wrote. “The three separate branches of government were developed as a check and balance for one another.”
  • finely, tiz grate to see how folks dont wonta be led by them that makes fun of otherns, speshly the way Eugene Robinson puts it in a bit of punditry name of The 'Real World' of Sen. Allen:
    You know a politician is having a bad week when he spends it trying to convince people he's too unsophisticated to have possibly understood the racial slur he tossed at a man who happened to be armed with a video camera.

    Sen. George Allen's mental journey to the imaginary land of Macaca has brought the one-term Virginia Republican -- considered a presidential hopeful for 2008 -- more national attention than ever before. But not in a good way.

    The Macaca incident became a sensation on the video-sharing Web site, where some visitors helpfully posted clips of macaques, which are monkeys. It spawned a host of predictable jokes -- "Funny, you don't look Macacan" -- and inspired a hilarious bit on "The Daily Show" that ended with a potty-humor punch line not entirely suitable for the opinion pages of a distinguished newspaper. Suffice it to say that another make-believe realm called Yapipi was invoked.

    As you probably know by now, Allen was making a campaign stop and spotted a college student who was shadowing him -- videotaping all his appearances -- to gather possible ammunition for the campaign of his opponent, Democrat James Webb. The young man, S.R. Sidarth, is of Indian descent. Allen pointed him out for the all-white crowd, calling him "Macaca, or whatever his name is," and then said to Sidarth, "Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia." Sidarth happens to be a Virginia native.
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