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January 20, 2006

Friday morning quickies ...

Dr. Rusty Shackleford is being a tease

Southern Californian's take note, Digger covers the reaction to Burbank's day [illegal] laborer center. There's going to be a rally Saturday, Jan 21, primarily organized by Save Our State.

Captain Ed covers the DoJ memo on NSA intelligence intercepts. Captain Ed asks very pointedly about those that have declared the intercept program "illegal" --

And if the entire legislative history of the United States cannot come up with a single reference to electronic surveillance and intelligence during wartime, then (a) the silence makes it legal, not illegal, and (b) it just proves that Congress doesn't have a lot of expertose in warfare. How long have we had wireless communications now -- a century? Does Bamford argue that breaking the Japanese diplomatic and military codes during World War II somehow constitutes a felony, since according to Bamford the legislature never considered it as part of a military effort during wartime?

I certainly recall the old controversy about c-sections back in the 70's and 80's. The line went that doctors pushed women into the procedure because it was more profitable, convenient for the doctor and because of The Patriarchy. But it seems that the contemporary trend towards elective c-sections is at women's insistence. The Matriarchy?

Posted by Darleen at January 20, 2006 06:52 AM