Perry Mason Must Be So Proud
Via Roy at Alicublog, we learn that K. Lo is not just one of our nation's foremost experts on the Brad/Jen split, but is also a legal scholar (oh, and that she really is that stupid):
But hey, here's another Kathryn Jean post about medical records from a few months back:
So, apparently the way it works is:
Since investigators with a warrant were able to obtain DNA linked to medical records (as the DNA was possible evidence in their case against suspected serial killer), then AG Kline should be able to seize the medical records of 90 women who had abortions, so he can see if the records indicate that possible crimes may have been committed by some other people.
Oh, but investigators with a warrant shouldn't be able to seize the medical records of admitted addict and suspected black-market drug buyer Rush Limbaugh (records which could be evidence that could help them prosecute him for the crime of "doctor shopping"), because that would violate Rush's medical privacy.
Next time: KLo joins the new "Law & Order" series and prosecutes serial killers and women who have had abortions, while also exonerating conservative celebrity defendants.
Jeff Gannon: So Feared By the Left That It Made Him Offer His Services to Maureen Dowd
Over at www.JeffGannon.com, JimJeff is really starting to get into this blogging thing. He's even introduced a new feature:
Todays question: "Does Alan Greenspan's recent comment about the economy growing at a 'reasonably good pace' mean that Greenspan agrees that the President is a super genius with a really great bod, and that the Democrats are stinkyheads who are wrong about everything?"
But my favorite bit is this item from today:
I think it's nice that Jeff has finally found a new niche in journalism for himself: servicing the Maureen Dowds, Peggy Noonans, and Sean Hannitys of the world.
(Hey, Maureen may not be Jeff's type, but a man's gotta do who a man's gotta do. Escorting has a code of ethics you know -- unlike journalism.)
The President and His Traveling Revival Show
From the LA Times:
"And by "everybody in between," they apparently mean, "some hand-picked people, and you're not one of them."
Say, for instance, you want to get tickets for the President's meeting at Notre Dame. Well, tough beans, because the local paper says the general public can't get any.
Kochvar was apparently more blunt in his response to this reporter:
Take that, average person -- you wouldn't have supported the President's privatization plan anyway!
Bloomberg has a very interesting and informative piece about the plan to sell America on social security reform. Here are a few highlights:
So, expect that only scripted questions will be allowed in these "town meetings," that demonstrators will end up in Gitmo, and that some rich Bush supporters will fund a group dedicated to making stupid people believe that the current Social Security plan is what's keeping them bald, poor, and from being successful with the opposite sex. (Oh, and folks, this group found that Social Security has been saying bad things about you behind your back, hangs out with Michael Moore, and likes the Dixie Chicks.)
Because that's what we pay the President for: to spend his term campaigning to be the President of Social Security.
Hey, it doesn't matter if his resolves anything. No, what matters is that Bush wins on the issue, thus proving to his father that he's better at presidenting that Dad was. Plus, if he can sell the rubes on social security reform, then he automatically gets a mandate for his hand-picked successor, Condi Bush.
This part of the story was especially disturbing:
Yes, your President is spending up to 20% of his time (and big chunks of your money) traveling around the country to sell you on his administration's policies. And you aren't even allowed to attend his meetings!
Oh, and while his friends may have hired the guys behind the Swift Boat Vets to smear a few Democratic leaders or something in order to keep you from being swayed by those who claim that Social Security is okay (and could stay okay inthe future if the rich just gave back their tax cuts), this doesn't mean that his program can't stand on its own merits. No, it just means that Karl Rove loves plotting, scheming, and dirty tricking, and George can't say no to the little dickens.
And the Wash Post's Dan Froomkin has a great collection of quotes and clips about this issue. Here's a sample:
But see, if you have a mandate, you can tell the 49% of the country who didn't support you to go screw themselves -- and apparently George Washington didn't have a mandate, or he would have known this.
But 9/11 changed everything. And if George Bush doesn't stump, then the terrorists ... I mean, social security has won.