The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Oregon Law Would Jail War Protesters as Terrorists

Easily the most craven and stupid attempt yet in America to stifle dissent. I have no doubt that AM talk radio host Michael Savage is praising Oregon state senator John Minnis (Republican, of course) for his proposal to make protestors blocking the street punishable by 25-to-life. If you ever needed proof that Republicans are evil, stupid, and that they don’t give two shits about freedom, there you go. Bush, Rummy, Wolfowitz, and their Canadian Alliance allies on this side of the border constantly talk of their love of ‘freedom’—and they’re in bed with that kind of thinking? Hypocrites!

Here’s what’s scary: CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin opined on-air that this bill is probably not unconstitutional. Whatever happened to “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted?” Shows you how far the Eighth amendment has been weakened.
Comments: Post a Comment

Reports, opinions, columns, and anything else on this site, are © 2002-2003 Ian King unless otherwise noted. Permission granted to use material on this site for non-commercial purposes provided that the work is attributed to the original author. All other uses require specific permission of the original author. Contact weblog owner with any inquiries.

Feel free to link to this web log. The management likes getting lots of traffic.