April 29, 2009
The Bucknell University Conservatives Club tried to hold a version of the now famous "Affirmative Action Bake Sale". Predictably, the University bigshots went out of their way to shut it down.
April 28, 2009
Updated to add link. Sorry for the loose shit.
The Michigan vs Jackson ruling in 1986 established that, if a defendants have a lawyer or have asked for one to be present, police may not interview them until the lawyer is present.
Any such questioning cannot be used in court even if the suspect agrees to waive his right to a lawyer because he would have made that decision without legal counsel, said the Supreme Court.
However, in a current case that seeks to change the law, the US Justice Department argues that the existing rule is unnecessary and outdated.The sixth amendment of the US constitution protects the right of criminal suspects to be "represented by counsel", but the Obama regime argues that this merely means to "protect the adversary process" in a criminal trial.
April 27, 2009
Just a reminder of Jimmy Carter's history of firearm safety,
Lamentably, I killed your cat while trying just to sting it. It was crouched, as usual, under one of our bird feeders & I fired from some distance with bird shot. It may ease your grief somewhat to know that the cat was buried properly with a prayer & that I’ll be glad to get you another of your choice.
I called & came by your house several times. We will be in the Dominican Republic until Thursday. I’ll see you then.
Jimmy Carter is the last person on earth that should be preaching to us about firearms or firearms safety, given his own irresponsible behavior with them, what a stupid asshole.
Does anyone else thing that, in the spirit of "never letting a good crisis go to waste," we'll suddenly be hearing TOTUS say that we need universal health care now, without any debate, lest the Swine Flu overtake the less fortunate members of our society?
April 23, 2009
If you have a Twitter, please link this video, following Jim Treacher's example.
April 20, 2009
Needless to say, she is unimpressed with the Tea Party movement, going so far as to call it "cockamamie" (funny, since that is probably the only time in the last 24 months the word "cock" even came near her. But I digress.). Anyway, beyond the usual discussion about taxes, this snippet caught my attention:
GORDON PETERSON, MODERATOR/WJLA-TV ANCHOR: Nobody does, but we pay, actually in comparison to other countries-
TOTENBERG: We pay relatively small taxes. And what you get for it, let us say, what you get for it, even though you don't like this program are this program for this war or that were, what you ostensibly get for it is a civilized kind of social compact where you don't have massive civil eruptions. That is what taxes are for.
Wait! What the fuck are you talking about, you dry hag? Taxes are mainly to prevent civil eruptions (read: race/poverty fueled riots)? What about fucking defense, roads, basic medical care, postal services, telephones, and the like? What the fuck did you inhale before you went on the air?
So you basically admit you view taxes as nothing more than paying off poor people to keep them from disrupting your life? Jeebus titty fucking Christ, lady! What does that reveal about how you view the poor in this country? Are you so fucking afraid of them and distrust them so much so, you would rather pay them off to stay down and leave you alone instead of helping them get ahead? How fucking arrogant is that?
Growing up, there was a mean angry dog down the street that scared me shitless. I thought throwing an extra dog treat his way would keep him away from me. Instead, it came to me, begging for more, and would start growling at me if I didn't cough up an extra snausage. This seems to be how Totenberg views handling the poor: just throw them a snausage, and hope they don't latch onto you for more.
Here's an idea: why not help the poor get out of their cycle of poverty and dependance? How fucking difficult is that? But, I guess you don't want that, since it means that you might someday have a *gasp* person who was once poor in your midst and not just another trust fund cocktail party circuit legacy.
Fucking elitist hypocrite. You say you want to help the poor, but all you really want is to keep them away from you.
April 19, 2009
"I think that there's a perfectly legitimate criticism against Fox for not so much the coverage, but the commercials, you know - promoting the coverage, which was in effect advertisements for these things," Goldberg explained. "But, this was all transparent, people knew that's Fox was doing. But let's flashback to what GE, to pick up a point that Jim [Pinkerton] made - that GE basically issued a fatwa to NBC for Green Week, where they did hundreds of hours of environmental messaging in all of their dramas, news coverage, "Today" show - throughout the network and it was all hailed as a wonderful progressive thing. That is a much more pernicious promotion than anything Fox did."
Not only that, but Jim Pinkerton reminds us that the parent company of (MS)(C)NBC is General Electric, who received TARP Bailout money. Needless to say, GE figured they better go hog wild after critics of the people giving them money.
April 16, 2009
April 12, 2009
Washington’s mayor, Adrian M. Fenty, has proposed a “streetlight user fee” of $4.25 a month, to be added to electric bills, that would cover the cost of operating and maintaining the city’s streetlights.Sweet. I would say something like "at least this mayor isn't a crack addict," but the crack addict is still on the DC City Council, so it doesn't give me much solace.
The Times reported that Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts added it into a bill they authored.
The provision, which was just released, reportedly would set grounds for plaintiffs who has "suffered" or expect to suffer "harm" attributable at least in part to government inaction. The provision defines "harm" as "any effect of air pollution (including climate change)," according to the Times. Plaintiffs could seek up to $75,000 in damages a year from the government, with $1.5 million being the maximum total payout.
April 10, 2009
The Tea Party Movement is basically a flag for Republicans disenfranchised by last year’s election results to rally behind. Give it up, guys. You lost fair and square. Obama and his policies have the mandate of the people- unlike a certain Bush I could mention.This apparent foe of our First Amendment rights (which is rich, seeing as how he's a apparently a writer) talks about how "The Tea Party movement is an incredibly dangerous concept" and envisions "the potential for chaos if some of these ‘protesters’ decide to exercise the Second Amendment and bring their weapons to these rallies." Um, can you point out any instances where these protests have turned violent, you fucking cockholster?
If the country continues down this dark path, a second Civil War might not just be a cool idea for a sci-fi novel anymore.
And in spite of the supposed fascism of the last eight years, I don't remember anybody on the other side calling for the suppression of this...
On April 15th, hundreds of thousands of PO’d red meat eatin’ Americans will converge on the streets to protest the Obama administration’s policies and platforms.Aaaaaaannnd, this is suddenly a problem. Perhaps the lack of paper mache heads makes it so.
I hope April 15th comes and goes without major incident. And I hope the protesters fail in their mission to bring their message to a national audience. It’s a message of fear, prejudice and, quite frankly, hate.
President Obama was elected democratically, according to the doctrines set forth by the Founding Fathers. The Tea Party movement represents a real danger to the tenets of democracy Americans have embraced for centuries.
I refer the author of the piece, again, to the last eight years. But, oops, silly me! Everything has Hopeychanged.
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