June 28th, 2004

the only earth?

so much for the 51st state

happy iraq sovereignty day.

you know that a country is stable & secure when the transfer of power must take place in an unscheduled ceremony [salon]. but ahead of schedule means "good" right?
  • Current Mood
    hard disk defrag

the supremes

It's Supreme Court scorecard time:
8 to 1: "Due process demands that a citizen held in the United States as an enemy combatant be given a meaningful opportunity to contest the factual basis for that detention before a neutral decisionmaker"

6 to 3: federal courts have the jurisdiction to consider challenges to the custody of foreigners.

5 to 4: Mr. Padilla filed his habeas corpus petition in the wrong court & the proper target for his case is not Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld but, rather, Cmdr. Melanie Marr. [nyt]

I'm staying tuned for updates to the "Supreme Court Breakfast Table" [slate]
chair, apartment

working in

On Broadway, one of the buildings is decorated with shredded French flags hanging from the windows, supposedly signifying some sort of pride. This strikes me more as tacky than creative, political statement, or economical design.


Tonight at the pub quiz, a guy bought everyone in the bar a drink. I thought that sort of thin only happened in movies, but there he was in shorts and suspenders. Possibly using a stolen credit card. I missed the explanation, but it made losing a little more fun.


p.s. "let freedom reign" [yahoo!]
  • Current Music
    Elliott Smith - Baby Britain