Wednesday, December 01, 2004

The Color of Irony...

The president slips off to Canada so he can snub the Canadian Parliament, and while his back is turned, Tom Ridge says, ‘fuck this shit, I’m so outta here, sucka.” Too bad he can’t take the ridiculous to the point of being insulting “terror alert color scale” with him. His legacy? Can you say ‘duck tape, plastic and bottled water?’

And now for some irony… reported by the New York Times:

Universities are allowed to bar military recruiters from their campuses without risking the loss of federal money, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.

A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, found that educational institutions have a First Amendment right to keep military recruiters off their campuses to protest the Defense Department policy of excluding gays from military service.

The 2-to-1 decision relied in large part on a decision in 2000 by the United States Supreme Court to allow the Boy Scouts to exclude gay scoutmasters. Just as the Scouts have a First Amendment right to bar gays, the appeals court said, schools may prohibit groups that they consider discriminatory.

Can’t you just hear Thomas and Scalia screaming bloody murder.

Important to remember, however, they can ban recruiters at the university level, but not in high schools, because it's MANDATED in the No Child Left Behind Act: two visits a year per service, as well as a list with every student's name, address, and phone number.

THAT should be the main explanation for Desperate Housewives…


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