like to go on record by saying that the
hounding of USDA employee Shirley
Sherrod into an undeserved
forced resignation by Fox News and Andrew Breitbart
as one of the most pointlessly
slimy moves in a long political season of Conservative
stink and spew.
What makes Fox News' part in all this even
sleazier is that they spent all day demonizing
and then, after she was fired, trumpeting how the Obama administration overreacted.
where are you? (If you're pissed, too, go
here and file a complaint.)
Mr. Breitbart, responsible for the doctored video,
may have to face criminal harrassment charges
for this venal stunt. Fingers
Meanwhile, good luck to you, Ms. Sherrod. You're
obviously a fine person and I hope you land on
your feet real soon.
To be a bit serious here, I think the Supreme
Court is seriously screwed-up. It's currently sloppin' over
with judges that act for the benefit of corporations, not
people. It's clear we need either
an expanded roster of
judges or a system of electing Judges to the office by the
Lest you think that second option is simply MAD, allow me
to remind you that the 17th Amendment, adopted in 1913, was
created to allow the citizens of the U.S. to vote for their
Senators. Until then, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.
We can stop this 5-4 madness
if we want to.
Incidentally, the number of judges is not set in stone and
it has ,at times, had has many at ten and as few as six sitting
can read more about the Supreme Court here.
The first test of the new comments box went well and I think
it's clear that Skibot (if indeed that is his real name)
won for Comment of the Day. So here's a No Prize for ya,
I got to thinking earlier today that this strip should
really be called the "Far Center Side" because
I think reason and science should collectively be the
fulcrum of dispassionate discourse. Pseudoscience is
obviously to the left of center, as it'll accept anything,
and religion nestles solidly on the right as it only
wants to believe one thing and one thing alone.