October 2013

Wish More Judges Would Get the Boot

A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin’s controversial ruling requiring restrictions on the use of stop-and-frisk by cops but didn’t stop there — the three-judge panel also took the extraordinary step of booting her from the case altogether.

That's Politics. You Need To Pay Attention To It

Most young, middle-class Americans I know are happy that millions of previously uninsured people will receive free or heavily subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

We just didn’t realize that, unless we had health insurance at work, we’d be the ones paying for it.

(Young man, politicians will steal you blind and then brag about how compassionate they are. You need to learn this.)

A Sign of the (End) Times...

Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division of the British court system has said that only “secular” judges can serve a “multicultural” society, and that judges must not “be swayed by Christian values.”  (If you, or a society, chooses death, they can have it. Or they can have life, THE life - Jesus.)

Gosh, Imagine That

The Other Holiday on Oct. 31

It’s no accident that October 31 is both Halloween and the day remembered for the start of the Reformation. Both key off November 1, All Saints’ Day — or All Hallows’ Day (Hallows from the Latin for saints or holy ones).

On All Hallows’ Eve, October 31, 1517, the Roman Church received the world’s most memorable trick-or-treater at its door — though barely noticed at the time — when a lowly priest named Martin Luther approached the threshold of the Wittenberg branch in Germany and posted his 95 measly theses

Chicago-Style Politics?

   Souces: White House told insurances executives to shut up about Obamacare. (The civility and tolerance crowd strikes again.)

Changing History