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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Stop the ACLU!: Keeping an Eye on the ACLU So You Don't Have To

John at Stop the ACLU sends along the following stories. That guy must be on some serious crank to maintain this kind of posting frenzy. Which, ironically, the ACLU would probably be the first to sue to defend his right to blog while on crank. Maybe he should take that to heart.

1. First, today is Stop the ACLU's birthday. Congratulations, and you don't look a day over 9 months. The link includes a Top Ten Myths About the ACLU.

2. For conservatives, if you support Bush's use of wiretaps, would you support a hypothetical President Hillary! using such wiretaps? It's an interesting question. My own answer is yes, if (like Bush) she were using it to spy on suspected al-Qaeda operatives, but not if (like her husband) she used a government agency to spy on her political opponents for partisan reasons.

3. Lawyers cry abuse about military refusing to starve detainees. In their defense, few things can clear your head like a good cry. Also in their defense, lawyers will cry about whatever you want them to, if the price is right. Wait, maybe that's not such a good defense ...

4. Howard Dean compares Bush to Iran's Ahmadinejad (but don't you dare question his patriotism!). Well, the day we stone girls to death for fighting off would-be rapists, the analogy might hold. But for now, Dean's just an idiot.

5. Some Boy Scout groups are abandoning charter agreements with government entities for fear of lawsuits. Um, yeah, because they require allegiance to God, so I guess that somehow makes scouting a "religion." Not that I really care. I won't get worked up until the ACLU tries to classify my almost-fanatical devotion to old Laverne and Shirley episodes as a religion. Because that will definitely cross the line.