Daily Archives: June 30, 2004

Acronyms of Pain

It’s unlikely that you will find these acronyms in an IM chat:

The dry-erase boards scream profanity across the ER.
Letters of blue roar:
OOC (out of control — usually after crack or methamphetamine)!”
They cry:
ICH (intra-cranial hemorrhage),
AMS (altered mental status),
SSCP (substernal chest pain),
GIB (gastrointestinal bleed),
AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm),
SBP (spontaneous bacterial peritonitis)!”
They mock:
AOB (alcohol on breath)!”
HOD (heroin overdose)…”
Via Hermes.
(Ed. colors added)

Supremes Sing for bush?

Arthur Silber isn’t very happy with the rulings in Hamdi, Padilla and Rasul:

…as Turley notes, the fact that these questions arose in this form in the first place — questions that lie at the very foundation of what was our original system of government — is a very ominous sign, a sign whose significance a great many people appear not to appreciate fully, if at all.

MORE CONFIRMATION: Of my view — if the Wall Street Journal is pleased about the Supreme Court’s rulings, you can be pretty damned sure that they’re bad news for the defenders of individual rights:
Now I’m not as happy with these rulings as I was two days ago.