Monday, May 12, 2008

Fired for a magic trick

A substitute teacher at a Florida middle school performed a simple magic trick and was fired for "wizardry."

Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Gospel According to Scalia

Ask any "conservative" how they would want Supreme Court vacancies filled, and they'll tell you they want another "Scalia." Antonin Scalia is their model as an "originalist", one who would interpret the law based on the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution.

Scalia was interviewed on "60 Minutes" on April 26, 2008. He's an intelligent man with an impressive background. It's no surprise that he believes that "Roe v. Wade", the landmark decision protecting reproductive rights, should be overturned.

What IS surprising is his view (actually it is the truth because according to him, he is always right) about the status of the so-called "unborn child", so often the focus of the anti-choice crowd. Here is a direct quote from Scalia:

My job is to interpret the Constitution accurately, and indeed there are anti-abortion people who think that the Constitution requires a state to prohibit abortion. They say that the equal protection clause requires that you treat a helpless human being that’s still in the womb the way you treat other human beings.

I think that’s wrong. I think when the Constitution says that “persons are entitled to equal protection of the laws” I think it clearly means walking-around persons. You don’t count pregnant women twice. [emphasis added]

There you go. Scalia, never wrong, clearly says that an unborn fetus is not a person. Case closed.

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