Monthly Archives: November 2004

Raich v Ashcroft

This is what you should be paying attention to today! Drug War Rant has a detailed guide on the issues and links to the supporting documents.
Though I do not have high expectations that the Supremes will do the right thing Lawrence v Texas does give me a bit of hope. Heck, maybe they will go just a bit extreme and just whack Commerce Clause legislation back to its foundations: the feds only business in regulating interstate commerce is to make sure the states do not establish laws that discriminate against the citizens of other states.

Friday Ark

Cats, Dogs, Spiders and ? every Friday.
Warning: Ark loading delays this week. The regular staff is on the road with limited time and bandwidth. Expect delays until Sunday or Monday.
I’ll post links to sites that have Friday (or shortly thereafter) photos of their chosen animals as I see them (no photoshops and no humans).
Leave a comment or trackback to this post and I’ll add yours to the list. If there is interest I’ll keep this as a weekly feature.
Do remember The Carnival of the Cats every Sunday.
Privious editions: 11/19/04, 11/12/04, 11/5/05, 10/29/04, 10/22/04, 10/15/2004, 10/8/2004, 10/1/2004 and 9/24/2004.

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Didn’t Make It

Making the Drug Thugs Useful

The DEA is about as useful as an appendix. It and the rest of the thugs participating in the so called war on drugs do much more harm than good to the citizens of the US and its dependent countries.
They could, if we must allow them to continue to exist, make themselves a little more useful if they focused their efforts on a real problem. Something that kills 5 million people a year world wide.

Let’s Get Rid of Voter Fraud

Are any of you tired of hearing whining cries of voter fraud every time there is an election?
Some US dems raised the cry after the recent presidential election and it certainly isn’t something that is limited to the US as this plaint about Sunday’s election in the Ukraine highlights and Google currently lists 388,000 entries for “voter fraud.”
It seems to me that if we dramatically reduced the power currently vested in these elected positions we would simultaneously get rid of the voter fraud issue. After all, who would want the positions if they wield no power and who would care who held these powerless positions.