Scalia speaks out of both sides of his mouth

The other day, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia questioned whether the 98 senators and 390 representatives who voted to renew the Voting Rights Act in 2006 were maybe influenced by crass political considerations (“This is not the kind of question you can leave to Congress.”).

But when it came to the Defense of Marriage Act, Scalia thinks that it’s not within the purview of the Supreme Court and they should defer to Congress (“[W]e have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation.”).

Scalia is a puddle of pus. And he can BITE ME.

Scalia Slams ‘Legalistic Argle-Bargle,’ Re-Argues ‘Homosexual Sodomy’ In Dissenting DOMA Rant.

cf: Forbes

Bloomberg is $2 BILLION dollars over budget on Croton Water Filtration Plant, but $100 million under on his promise to build parks and playgrounds

One friend recently said about Bloomberg, “At least he made the trains run on time.” Not hardly. If you scroll through this blog, you’ll find example after example of mismanagement, fraud and cost overruns. The best you can say is that Bloomberg is not stealing to line his own pockets.

Back in 2004, Bloomberg promised nearly $200 million in improvements to parks and playgrounds in the Bronx in order to win City Council and state Legislature approval of a new water filtration plant under the Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx. The project, originally projected to cost $1.2 billion, is now at $3.5 billion. But the parks and playgrounds are a different story. There, the mayor only spent half the promised money.

In fact, the last public program that Bloomberg got right was the 311 system, and that was in the first year of his first term.

H/t to MrMild for this one.

Ten years later, Croton Water Filtration Plant deal to invest in parks, playgrounds a mess of broken promises – NY Daily News.

Citi Bike stations moved to make way for limousines

‘[New York City] has quietly removed at least 10 Citi Bike stations since May, The Post has learned — including racks at Barry Diller’s IAC Building in Chelsea, a Midtown East condo that’s home to millionaires and a West Soho co-op where a “Mad Men” star lives.’

via City moves Citi Bike stations from richest areas while letting other contested racks stay –

Right-wing activists demand Lindsey Graham’s email passwords

Apparently Sen. Lindsey Graham said that Americans have nothing to fear from government snooping if they have nothing to hide. When FreedomWorks, a bunch of young libertarian-leaning community organizers, heard about it, they got all kinds of pissed. So they are demanding that Sen. Graham reveal his email passwords so we can all see what he’s been up to.

Sounds good to me, after all, I’m in favor of more government transparency.

Demand Lindsey Graham’s Email Passwords – FreedomWorks.

Toddlers Killed More Americans Than Terrorists Did This Year

It’s true and Stacie Borrello actually dug up the numbers: four deaths from domestic terrorism, eleven killed by kids age six and under.

The bleeding heart liberals will say that we need more restrictions on guns, but your Bitemaster thinks the problem isn’t the guns but the people who misuse them.

Killers — regardless of age — must be prosecuted for their crimes. Let’s have no more of this coddling of tiny criminals.

Toddlers Killed More Americans Than Terrorists Did This Year.

Let’s You and Him Fight

Cathie Adams, president of the Texas Eagle Forum and former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, says that Grover “The Lunatic Anti-Tax Guy” Norquist is showing signs of converting to Islam because he has a beard and is married to a Palestinian Muslim woman.

Sigh. There are plenty of reasons to despise Grover  — like his dumb policy ideas — but his beard and spouse don’t make the cut.

Cathie Adams: Grover Norquist ‘Showing Signs Of Converting To Islam’ Because He Has A Beard.