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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
BTW, thanks to an alert radio show listener, we are starting a new meme around here: Idiot Liberal Men Alerts. So glad you joined us in our first installment!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
In what can only be described as a loss for reasonable behavior and tolerance, the person who found the cross to be offensive at the building where the Neptune New Jersey School District holds their graduation, has won. The school will now cover the few religious symbols in the building where they have held graduation for the last 60 years without complIant. In addition, parents can now enter like delivery folks through the side door rather than walk under a cross which hangs over the main entrance. Sadly, someone who is not a part of the school district, does not have kids graduating from this school and who is in no way affiliated with the school has taken this case to the ACLU and their influence will effect every graduation at this school from now on.
For group that claims to defend the rights of the people they sure don't spend any time defending the rights of people to do things the way the want, without the interference of others. If it is their right to not even see religious symbols, then what about my offense at them being covered up? Your rights do not outweigh mine. In a country where there is freedom and supposed tolerance, we are always in the position of having the right to look away from things we don't agree with. I don't want to see overweight people in spandex, but I doubt the ACLU will protect my eyes from this atrocity.
The ACLU was wrong to get involved and the court was wrong to decide
In their decision, Chairman Liebman and Members Becker and Pearce stated, “We strike an accommodation between the contractor employees’ rights under federal labor law and the property owner’s state-law property rights and legitimate managerial interests.” They concluded that:There is also a great article on Red State that talks about the slippery slope this could lead to.
“[T]he property owner may lawfully exclude such employees only where the owner is able to demonstrate that their activity significantly interferes with his use of the property or where exclusion is justified by another legitimate business reason, including, but not limited to, the need to maintain production and discipline…”.
(AUDIO) Laura Ingraham makes an excellent point on hypocrisy in the media and pundits on the Presidents response to the tornadoes in Missouri. Meanwhile, the President plays ping pong while the devastation rages thru our state.
(AUDIO) Ed Schultz thinks its OK to attack Laura Ingraham on a personal level because he disagrees with her.
Salon political reporter Alex Pareene thinks the the U.S. Constitution "is archaic and boring and lots of it no longer applies anymore." I wonder if he has the same attitude about the First Amendment. If so I would happy to limit his freedom of speech to things I like. Or how about those pesky military folks that keep him safe everyday of his life.
(AUDIO) Paul Ryan has a pretty good Medicare plan, but no one seems to understand it or want to believe it. Let him clarify.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The man accused of wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly rampage lowered his head to within inches of the courtroom table Wednesday. When he lifted it, he began yelling, angry and loud.
Federal marshals had to drag Jared Lee Loughner out of the packed federal courtroom. Minutes later, he was in a nearby room and, over a closed-circuit TV, could watch as U.S. District Judge Larry Burns declared him incompetent to stand trial.
Mental health experts concluded that the 22-year-old college dropout suffers from schizophrenia.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.
.....and ALL of Nevada.
New documents suggest Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was more involved with crafting legal defense of Obamacare than was previously disclosed. Nice, I wonder how she will rule on Obamacare when it gets to the Supreme Court.
(Judicial Watch) However, following the May 10, 2010, announcement that President Obama would nominate Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, Katyal position changed significantly as he began to suggest that Kagan had been “walled off” from Obamacare discussions.(AUDIO) Newt is a racist.
For example, the documents included the following May 17, 2010, exchange between Kagan, Katyal and Tracy Schmaler, a DOJ spokesperson:
Shmaler to Katyal, Subject HCR [Health Care Reform] litigation: “Has Elena been involved in any of that to the extent SG ]Solicitor General’s] office was consulted?...
Katyal to Schmaler: “No she has never been involved in any of it. I’ve run it for the office, and have never discussed the issues with her one bit.”
Katyal (forwarded to Kagan): “This is what I told Tracy about Health Care.”
Kagan to Schmaler: “This needs to be coordinated. Tracy you should not say anything about this before talking to me.”
Scholastic Books pulls a pro American Energy book off its list but lets the pro Global Warming crap stay.
“Teachers are told that the curriculum aligns with national standards because it teaches children the advantages and disadvantages of different types of energy,” the groups’ petition read. “But while the lessons do extol the advantages of coal, they fail to mention a single disadvantage. Nothing about the chopped down to get at coal seams. Nothing about the poisons released when coal is burned. Nothing about the fact that burning coal is the single biggest contributor to human-created greenhouse gases.”
Scholastic responded to the criticism by saying that despite the materials’ accuracy, they did not want the sponsorship to taint the Scholastic name.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I couldn't disagree more. This certainly leaves the door open to false claims of "hearing" something by officers who do not wish to take the time to get a warrant. There is no reason to follow the Constitution under any circumstances if the only requirement is unidentifiable sounds coming from behind a closed door.
The issue as framed by the majority was a narrow one. It assumed that there was good reason to think evidence was being destroyed, and asked only whether the conduct of the police had impermissibly caused the destruction.
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., writing for the majority, said police officers do not violate the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches by kicking down a door after the occupants of an apartment react to hearing that officers are there by seeming to destroy evidence.
This decision, following the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Indiana-where they have also stepped all over your right to protection from illegal search and seizure-makes one wonder how far from the Constitution we, as a nation, will allow our Justices to stray. With rulings like this there soon will not be any circumstance that would keep the police (or a police state) from entering your home, accusing you of a crime with little or no evidence and taking you off to jail. If you think think this sounds like hyperbole, you might want to become more familiar with history. Combine these rulings with what the TSA is doing to us at the airport and this begins to look eerily like as place I don't want to live.
Justice Ginsburg sums it up perfectly:
Justice Ginsburg, dissenting, said the majority had taken a wrong turn.
“The urgency must exist, I would rule,” she wrote, “when the police come on the scene, not subsequent to their arrival, prompted by their own conduct.”
Justice Ginsburg then asked a rhetorical question based on the text of the Fourth Amendment.
“How ‘secure’ do our homes remain if police, armed with no warrant, can pound on doors at will and, on hearing sounds indicative of things moving, forcibly enter and search for evidence of unlawful activity?” she asked.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
"We believe ... a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence," David said. "We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest."
David said a person arrested following an unlawful entry by police still can be released on bail and has plenty of opportunities to protest the illegal entry through the court system.
While protecting police officers is of the utmost importance, there is no overriding prevalence of their safety over the protection of citizens rights in this instance. There are other approaches that can be taken to ensure the safety of officers while preserving rights-like the long practiced art of getting a warrant to enter a home. In addition, police already have the right to protect people they think are in imminent danger. The police don't need the right to barge into peoples home for no reason at all to protect them from violence. This court presents an illegal solution to a false choice. The wholesale demission of the rights of people is unnecessary and frightening.
Friday, May 6, 2011
".....the Prince said that the need for vast amounts of irrigation in industrialized food production was threatening to deplete reserves of the "magical substance we have taken for granted for so long".I'm not entirely sure where exactly the Prince got his information, but he might want to go back to third grade science where they talk about water being a renewable resource......
"For every pound of beef produced in the industrial system, it takes two thousand gallons of water," he told the Future of Food conference at Georgetown University.
"That is a lot of water and there is plenty of evidence that the Earth cannot keep up with the demand.
Thank goodness plants don't need any water. I mean really, that solves everything doesn't it??? Oh wait......
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Joy Behar: National Security expert Joy Behar said Monday morning on "The View", "If we use these enhanced techniques, then they [the terrorists] can use them on us. It's possible that a $6 million book deal would have worked just as well," Behar said of the interrogation program. "There are other ways – to get information out of people, pay them off. Who knows what would have worked?" Yeah.....we could also just start showing them pictures of you. That ought to get us plenty of information. For disseminating National Security Policy when no one asked you what you thought 8 punches.
Newport Beach, Calif.: This wealthy town decided to spend its federal Community Development Block Grant on "decorative sidewalks, street furniture, landscaping and other city improvements." Sadly, that money is supposed to help improve poor neighborhoods and increase affordable housing. If Newport was unable t find local poor people to serve, they should have returned the money-lord knows the Feds could use it. For taking advantage of the American Taxpayer once again 7 punches