Goodbye Norm

I’ve mentioned this before, but for the price of your morning cup of coffee, you can contribute to helping Norm Coleman go away, giving Minnesota the full representation in the US Senate it so desperately needs and deserves.

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They’re melting, they’re melting…

Bill Maher has a good piece in the LA Times on the GOP meltdown.

It’s been a week now, and I still don’t know what those “tea bag” protests were about. I saw signs protesting abortion, illegal immigrants, the bank bailout and that gay guy who’s going to win “American Idol.” But it wasn’t tax day that made them crazy; it was election day. Because that’s when Republicans became what they fear most: a minority.

The conservative base is absolutely apoplectic because, because … well, nobody knows. They’re mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore. Even though they’re not quite sure what “it” is. But they know they’re fed up with “it,” and that “it” has got to stop.

Yep.  The party of  “not Obama.”

Court returns limits on police searches

In a ruling that’s something of a surprise, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court placed new limits on police searches, saying that police do not have carte blanche to search a person’s car without a warrant when arrested.

Details of the case are here, but what’s most surprising is the coalition that came together.  Stevens wrote for a majority that included Stevens, Ginsburg, Souter, Scalia and Thomas.