Alito Nomination Hearings to Begin This Coming Week
The Senate (AKA House of Lords) Judiciary Committee is set to begin hearings on Bush Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. Assuming Alito passes the Judiciary, his confirmation will be sent for an up or down vote in the House of Lords.
The hearings will be televised on C-Span or can be live-streamed at KCRW.
By all accounts, the Alito hearings should go smoothly.
That is, by all accounts excluding the Moonbats.
The abortion lovers have already been out and about and championing the killing of unborn babies. They have “issues” with Alito and the NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) group were doing their usual. Which was to vilify all conservative supreme court nominees as the evil-doers who will take away their precious right to abort their children.
Although the likelihood that abortion on demand will ever be eliminated in this country is slim. Take one young adolescent made pregnant by her own father and the American public will not stand for any position that would force her to give live birth to the child against her wishes.
It is possible, however, that the heinous practice of partial birth abortion, the act of piercing a viable unborn baby’s head with a knitting needle, will be stifled somewhat. A position that polls repeatedly show the American people do not approve.
NARAL and Planned Parenthood have jobs, positions and power invested in this procedure. Can’t risk losing it over such as an 8 month term baby killed in its mother’s womb.
Chuck Schumer, Lord from New York, had some thoughts on the Alito hearings. Specifically Lord Schumer thinks that while all judicial nominees are required to answer the Lords’ questions, by Schumer, Alito has to answer even more of the Lords’ questions than most judicial nominees.
"The obligation, however, is greater for some nominees," he said. "It is greater when a nominee has taken a clear position on a legal matter."
Of course Judge Alito has been around for a while and has some solid decisions on the record.
In the case of John Roberts, however, there was not so much of a jurisprudence record as he’d only been on the federal bench a few years before his supreme court nomination. THEN Schumer claimed Roberts would too receive an excessive grilling by the Lords due to his paltry legal record.
Wethinks Schumer wants to keep the option open in case the Democrats figure out a way to “Bork” this guy.
In an interesting development this past week, the NY Times gleefully reported on a cadre of vaunted speakers the Dems had lined up to question Alito and his alleged “checkered” history.
One such speaker, a Stephen R. Dujack, was listed in the Times as follows:
The other witness expected to address Judge Alito's character is Stephen R. Dujack, a journalist who has criticized a conservative alumni group to which Judge Alito belonged. The group, Concerned Alumni of Princeton, opposed the university's admission of women, criticized its affirmative action policies and urged the admission of more alumni children. It went out of business around 1987.
Now that bit about Alito belonging to some Princeton Alumni group opposed to the admission of women is really a stretch. Alito belonged to a Princeton Alumni group, period. If once upon a time this group protested the admission of women to that famed institution, come on, it’s no indication that’s Alito’s position.
But forget that a second. Thanks to talk radio and the Blogosphere, Mr. Dujack has been pulled as a speaker at the Alito confirmation hearings.
Turns out, heh, ole Stevie D is a Moonbat of the highest order.
Seems Dujack likens the consumption of animal meat to the Holocaust.
We kid you not. Read the following excerpt from Dujack’s post on the Animal Liberation Front web site linked above.
Like the victims of the Holocaust, animals are rounded up, trucked hundreds of miles to the kill floor and slaughtered. Comparisons to the Holocaust are not only appropriate but inescapable because, whether we wish to admit it or not, cows, chickens, pigs and turkeys are as capable of feeling loneliness, fear, pain, joy and affection as we are. To those who defend the modern-day holocaust on animals by saying that animals are slaughtered for food and give us sustenance, I ask: If the victims of the Holocaust had been eaten, would that have justified the abuse and murder? Did the fact that lampshades, soaps and other "useful" products were made from their bodies excuse the Holocaust? No. Pain is pain.
My grandfather wrote, "[A]s long as human beings will go on shedding the blood of animals, there will never be any peace. There is only one little step from killing animals to creating gas chambers a la Hitler.... There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is."
The Blogosphere and Rush Limbaugh were all over this Moonbat Friday, 1/6/05. It was announced Saturday that Dujack will not be speaking at the Alito confirmation hearings.
The point here, the anti-American NY Times were ready to paint this fine fellow as a smart and happening pundit of our era.
What would have happened were it not for Bloggers and search engines?
This Moonbat would have been given a national forum. The public might have seen a sound byte on the Dan Rather CBS news report.
Soccer moms across the nation would have been enraged by a possible supreme court judge who would bar women from Princeton.
The kook’s comparison of eating animals as the good Lord meant us to do to the horror of the Holocaust would never have received even a blip on the national radar.
I don’t think the Democratic extreme Moonbat interest groups are going to let the Alito hearing go unchallenged. The abortion lovers and other assorted Moonbats contribute entirely too much to the Democratic party to allow their puppets in the House of Lords not dance to their tune.
Stay tuned for the fireworks and check back in for the latest updates.
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Put the Bureaucrats in Charge, That’s the Ticket
James Risen, he whose book release coincided conveniently with his newspaper’s release of classified information, had an interview this past week with perky Katie.
Katie noted how Cheney, Rumsfeld et al,- only the people responsible for running the damn war and protecting us from future attacks like 9-11- do not “come across very well” in Risen’s book.
Then Risen himself admits that from 9-11 on, the administration dared to take the job of foreign policy away from the bureaucrats.
Not that the attack on this country wouldn’t be an example of sorts of how these same bureaucrats failed to protect the nation’s security but forgive me for such common sense.
Pretty much gives a clue as to who might have been leaking to Risen, huh?
COURIC: Meanwhile, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet do not come across very well in this book.
Mr. RISEN: Well, I--I think that during a period from about 2000--from 9/11 through the beginning of the Gulf--the war in Iraq, I think what happened was you--we--the checks and balances that normally keep American foreign policy and national security policy towards the center kind of broke down. And you had more of a radicalization of American foreign policy in which the--the--the career professionals were not really given a chance to kind of forge a consensus within the administration. And so you had the--the--the principles--Rumsfeld, Cheney and Tenet and Rice and many others--who were meeting constantly, setting policy and really never allowed the people who understand--the experts who understand the region to have much of a say.
The Quote This Week That Says It All
No attribution. But I like it.
"The individual activity of one man with a backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone."
Taking a Moment for Man’s Best Friend
The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. - Samuel Butler
Point to Remember When the Abramoff Damage Hits the Radar
Sure, we know the congress critters are not angels, go on.
It’s that bit about obliging the government to control itself that they keep mucking up.
The 2005 Campaign Finance Reform Incumbent Re-election Insurance Act didn’t do a thing to keep the government in control of itself. Save preventing ordinary citizens from criticizing candidates 90 days before an election. Lamestream media excepted, of course. And we know how honest they are.
Note this now, soon enough they’ll be out shouting about “lobbying reform”.
It’s never about controlling themselves, ladies and gems.
It’s always about insuring control of their precious power.
Madison again, in Federalist 51: "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself."
Speaking of the Celestial
Why Stop Now With the Heavenly References?
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Ending With a Smile
Or maybe a smirk.
The vaunted NY Times. Can always count on them to lay it out fair and balanced.
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