Current Habeas status update

Current Habeas status update from Katherine, commenting at Obsidian Wings.

Legal immigrants who the gov’t deems to be “enemy combatants” do not have any right to habeas corpus, because they are not U.S. citizens. The fact that they are detained in South Carolina is irrelevant.

U.S. citizens detained in Iraq do not have any right to habeas corpus because they are being detained by a “multinational force” (although that force is commanded by a U.S. general and is directly subordinate to the U.S. Central Command, the Secretary of Defense, and the President). The fact that they are U.S. citizens is irrelevant.

Glenn Greenwald comments.

A couple of weeks off

Kev’s out of town this weekend, while next weekend is Thanksgiving. We’re looking at Friday, December 1st for our next game.

As ever, if you’ll have any problem making it, please let us know. (I’ll also try to get to the log sometime soon.

Reading Planning Wearing meme

(from Judd’s, Reading Planning Wearing meme)

Reading: In the middle of The Gods Themselves by Issac Asimov. So far I’m enjoying it quite a bit– there’s better characterization and intriguing interpersonal interactions.

Planning: On tonight’s game and the live Xen’drik that I’ll return to after the Thanksgiving.

Wearing: Blue slacks, blue dress shirt w/ 5x vertical stripes

Procrastination Meme

A very random meme from The Happy Feminist.

When was the last time you shaved? This morning. […]

A very random meme from The Happy Feminist.

When was the last time you shaved? This morning.

What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?Kissing my girl goodbye and heading up the stairs to work

What were you doing 15 minutes ago? Watching the hilti guy setup for a presentation out of the corner of my eye

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A conversation of citizens

It’s kind of a shit hunt, where you’re looking for the flaws under the pretty picture they paint about their amendments. There’s some prestige for political junkies tonight; we’ve heard the arguments and can cut to the chase.

A discussion with Dad:
“I’m undecided on 90– what do you think?” (Flip, flip through the voter information guide.)

“Oh, that’s the trojan horse. The first half of it does a good thing– it restricts the crazy eminent domain stuff that came from the Kelo decision. Unfortunately, they got ambitious and included the second part, which is going to screw land use and zoning. It lets you sue for any property restriction– can you imagine if it’d been passed before the air district limited fireplace use, or if someone wanted to sell his farm for a subdivision and was zoned Ag?”

“What’s going on with 1A?” (Flip, flip through the voter information guide.)

“Mmm, remember how a couple of years ago we voted to restrict the state gas tax for transportation? Well, now they want the sales tax on gas sales too.”

It’s strange– it feels good to discuss the problems and the loopholes. We’re engaged, the way a citizen should be.

Next Game: Friday Nov 10th, maybe

We were scheduled to play this upcoming Friday, but Dad may be out of town. Eric’s wife Tonya broke her hand; Dad will help her while she’s recovering from surgery– if she has surgery. Since she’s near Riverside, he won’t make it back in time for Friday’s game if she does need an operation.

I’ll try and keep you posted.

UPDATE: So far, it looks like she’ll be able to dodge surgery, so Dad’s still in town.