Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007


Sen. Duncan’s bill that would have drastically overhauled the jurisdiction of SCOTX, among other more controversial changes, was derailed Monday by a point of order lodged by Rep. Senfronia Thompson, a Democrat and Houston solo.

Thompson

Thx to Texas Lawyer

No sh!t.

Apparently because psychiatrists have nothing better to do, assembled shrinks at the 160th Annual American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting handed down their official diagnosis of Darth Vader. He suffered from “borderline personality disorder.”

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The docs further intuited that:

Skywalker’s symptoms, including problems with controlling anger and impulsivity, temporary stress-related paranoia, “frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment (when trying to save his wife at all costs), and a pattern of unstable and intense personal relationships,” including his relationships with his Jedi masters,

indicated that he wasn’t right in the helmet.

Thx to the APA for clearing that up and CBS

John Edwards charged UC-Davis $55,000 to speak on poverty. Irony is such a beautiful thing sometimes.

Edward$$$

If we could get jacka$$es like this out of the profession, we might have a little more moral standing with people.

Thx to NewsBusters

26% of American muslims say suicide bombing is A-OK with them.

Only 40% of American muslims say they believe Arab men carried out the 9/11 attacks.

islam

Thx to NewBusters and—for once—CBS News

Rep. Boehner has always kind of creeped me out, for no really good reason either, but this quote about the new amnesty bill makes me really like the man.

I promised the President today that I wouldn’t say anything bad about … this piece of sh[!]t bill.

boehner

Thx to HotAir

“I’ve loved it,” he says. “It’s a good fit. It feels really natural. I’ll tell you what, from an exposure point of view it’s been incredible. Had I stayed a U.S. Attorney and not gotten forced to resign, no one would know who I was outside of New Mexico. In a perverse way this has already put me on the national map. My own test is: If it’s a show I’ve heard of, I’ll probably do it.”

iglesias

And this man wonders why he was deemed unfit to be entrusted with the public’s welfare.

As an expository aside, the derivation of this picture is that Mr. Iglesias claims–and in fairness, some others do as well–that he was the basis for Tom “Xanu” Cruise’s character in A Few Good Men.

Thx to WSJ LawBlog