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Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Tuesday Highlights
by Cordeiro
The Circus Is In Town

If you're in the mood to see Senate Jackasses thoroughly eviscerated by a SCOTUS nominee, tune into CSPAN. So far, the Junior Senator from New York, Chuck Schumer has accused Alito of spewing forth "empty platitudes" - and of all people, Chuck would know. Scotch Kennedy is "deeply troubled" by Alito's writings. I take comfort in Scotch's troubles.

The Senate Jackasses are backed up by staff and reams of paper holding their Moveon.org talking points and George Soros' thesis on how to alienate all of America. Alito sits there very calmly - without notes - and makes short work of their attempts to slime him. Go figure.

Ian the Political Teen has promised live blogging.

New Jersey Freezes Capital Punishment

New Jersey politicians, in a bipartisan attempt to show how compassionate and caring they are toward the worst criminal offenders in a state that has more criminals per capita than any other, passed a measure suspending capital punishment in the state. It will be signed by a lame duck governor personified by Richard Codey.

Before you go thinking these pols have gone and done something phenomenal, here are some interesting details
- New Jersey's Death Row houses 10 inmates. To put that in perspective, Texas usually executes that many inmates in any given year.
- While capital punishment was reinstated in 1982 by the SCOTUS, New Jersey's last execution took place in 1963.

So, dear reader, how can anyone put a moratorium on something that hasn't happened in 42 years?

Hillary Holds A Grudge

Hedgehog has an interesting post about Hillary's efforts to stonewall the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Federal Bench. Kavanaugh crime? He worked for Ken Starr. You'd think the smartest woman in the world would've learned the dangers of playing political "gotcha". You don't own the media anymore, Senator. Your fingerprints are all over this and it will come back to haunt you.

Binny Laden Dead - Again?

Greyhawk at Mudville has the details.

Family Keeps Corpse In Front of TV for 2 1/2 Years

A morbid story, but I have to ask the question: Did she still get her voter registration renewed?
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