Daily Update Below.
The Pledge of Allegiance under attack.
Also, the Palestinians continue their classless rampage of the Gaza.
President addresses nation tonight.
In this Katrina post Grandmother faces a hurricane of her own named Ophelia.
And evacuation plans are described.
A Guest Writer, Michelle, writes about her turn in the acting genre.
It's a funny behind-the-scenes type of tale.
In this Pic of the Week we learn how to improve our memories.
The secret's been in our desk drawers right along.
The Roberts Confirmation and the Pledge of Allegiance
Michael Newdow, is a "minister" of an atheist church. He is also a man on a mission.
He filed a petition all the way up to the Supreme Court to have "under God" removed from the pledge of allegiance. The liberal moonbats in the 9th circuit upheld the district court's ruling that having those words in the pledge of allegiance served to "create a religion"
Thus it is unconstitutional.
The Supremes wouldn't hear his case because he did not have custody of his child and was considered not to have a horse in this race.
So the obsessed Newdow found a couple of other parents willing to fight the horror of mentioning God in the country's Pledge and he took up the cause again.
Yet another liberal moonbat in a black Darth Vader robe ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional due to the profanity of those two words within the pledge.
This case might make it back up to the Supreme Court and this is where the new Chief Justice John Roberts might make his debut.
I have no idea how the new Chief Justice will rule
Neither does any other Senator in the august United States' Senate know either.
Because with not one note in front of him, nominee for the Chief Justice slot John Roberts, fended two grueling days of questioning from, well from Senators that couldn't hold a candle to the man's class.
They desperately want to know if Roberts will overturn Roe vs. Wade.
That's about it.
For all of the posturing and stupidity of blowhards such as Biden and Kennedy, none of them made a dent in Roberts' calm and classy demeanor. Including a charge of "filibustering", smirk, smirk, by mine own Senator Biden.
As if a nominee required to answer questions could possibly filibuster the ten minute long questions posed by so many of the camera-smitten Senators.
Roberts, in comparison to the Senatorial inquisition committee, disagreed when required with a fine recitation of just the facts, ma'am.
Illinois' Dick Durbin cause a minor rumble as rumors of a damning memo were whispered across the hoi polloi. Which turned out to be a big zero as Roberts had recused himself from the case in question.
It was downright embarrassing.
As for Roe versus Wade, that precious ruling so beloved by the liberals, Roberts did seem to indicate that there is such a thing as "settled law". As such, to overturn the legality of abortion might throw the country into a kind of chaos that is not the intent of the court.
Though hey, this is just a guess on my part. Roberts was respectful, knowledgeable and articulate. Yet he pranced around the issues with a practice that stymied the senatorial blowhards.
For what it's worth, I doubt Roe vs. Wade will be overturned except, perhaps, to return the issue to the states. In which case every state will likely immediately make abortion legal. There's no way women are going to be thrown into jail for having an abortion. That sight bite alone would cause shuddering ripples across the nation.
It might happen, however, that different states will limit the time period during which an abortion can be performed. Partial-birth abortions that require the piercing of an unborn baby's brain with knitting needles are not widely accepted by the American public as quite was they thought was a first trimester abortion.
As for the Pledge of Allegiance, the constitution requires that the government does NOT establish a religion.
Having "Under God" in our pledge, or "In God We Trust" on our money, does not in any way establish any sort of religion.
Left wing moonbats notwithstanding.
I predict Roberts will be accepted by the Senate by 83 votes.
The Classy Palestinians
They really don't want to make their own way. They definitely don't want peace.
American Jewish donors had bought more than 3,000 greenhouses from Israeli settlers in Gaza for $14 million last month and transferred them to the Palestinian Authority. Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, who brokered the deal, put up $500,000 of his own cash.
Palestinian police stood by helplessly Tuesday as looters carted off materials from greenhouses in several settlements, and commanders complained they did not have enough manpower to protect the prized assets. In some instances, there was no security and in others, police even joined the looters, witnesses said.
President to Address Nation
President Bush will address the nation Thursday night-9/15/05 at 9 pm. He will be speaking from New Orleans.
It's a Gossip post.
Featuring more Sean Penn lies, Rod Stewart's mean daughter, and Hunter Thompson's suicide note.
In this Katrina post we discuss the dogs and cats we won't leave behind.
And the heartbreak of one man who had to leave his dog with strangers.
Speaking of dogs, in Fishgiggles we have three dogs at the Vet.
Two will not leave.
One, wink,wink, will live on to happy old age.
TV Events of Note
Celebrity A-List Bloopers
ABC Thursday, September 15 8:00 PM
Funny flubs from popular films and television shows feature performers James Belushi, Wayne Brady, Rebecca Budig, Drew Carey, Andy Dick, Faith Ford, Kelly Ripa.
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