It seems the Democrats actually want to shut down the government, because they know the DNC meida arm (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR) will falsely blame the shut down on the Republicans.
The Republican-dominated house of Congress, the House of Representatives, passed a budget with only modest budget cuts, but the Senate Democrats prefer to saddle future taxpayers with today's excesses. The Senate Democrats refuse to let the House-passed legislation come to a vote. Note: budget bills MUST originate in the House, under the Constitution.
Of course the Democrats are unhappy that the House refused to fund Obamacare and the House does not think that carbon dioxide, a natural element of our atmosphere, is a pollutant (because it is not).
As for Obamacare, did the Democrats not notice the trouncing that Obamacare proponents took in November 2010? If they are really so deluded they think that the public wants Obamacare, pass the budget defunding it, blame the Republicans for def…
Oregano is a herb that is a staple in my favorite Italian foods. Oil of Oregano is thought to have health benefits, specifally as a natural anti-fungal treatment.
So, why was Hickory Middle School 7th grader, and National Honor Society candidate, Adam Grass along with four other boys suspended for possession of a healthful substance? It look too much like marijuana. Adam was suspended over the Chesapeake Schools zero intelligence policy, the schools call a zero tolerance policy.
The school district superintendent thus narrowly escaped our coveted Moron of the Day award. Granted the school should never have proposed to impose a suspension for possession of a natural healthful substance, but at least it did the right thing in the end ... under threat of an embarrassing lawsuit.
This is a gun buy-back program that actually makes sense.
The Austin police offered a $100 grocery coupon for handguns, so they could destroy them. Texas pro-gun activists outside the facility offered $110 cash for the same guns.
This is weird. The guns turned in to the Austen police are forensically analyzed to see if they were used in crimes. But it is a "no questions asked" turn in policy. So if they find out a gun was used in a crime, what good does that actually do?
The judge was right. The case was an arbitration, and the judge decided that the arbitrator could be guided by Sharia law, because that is what the parties had agreed.
The agreement to arbitrate is the heart of the arbitration and establishes the rules. The parties could agree that the arbitration be guided by Klingon law if they could figure out exactly what Klingon law was. (Need a Trekkie arbitrator, I guess.) An arbitration is a private contractual matter.
The arbitrator may not fashion a remedy that violates our law, like a beheading or stoning or anything. If the Sharia remedy does not violate Florida law, the Sharia remedy would be perfectly OK in a private arbitration.
Gun banner Senator Charles (Chuck) Shumer has introduced the misnamed (as is typical) "The Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011" that would bar anyone arrested for a drug crime from possessing a firearm for 5 years. Reference the Daily Caller.
Yes, you read that right. Arrested. Not convicted.
We don't need no stinkin' trials to take away gun rights. Let the police be the judge and jury. Just make an arrest.
Someone hitting on your wife, just make an arrest for drugs, it doesn't have to stick, and no gun rights. Someone looks at you sideways, arrest on a false drug charge. someone smart-mouths the officer, arrest on a false drug charge. You want justice, I'll give you justice, man.
In what strange universe does Mr. Shumer think that would pass constitutional muster. Hey, it really doesn't have to as a teomprary measure. It would take years to get it to the supreme court. We don need no stinkin' rule of law in Mr. Shumer's America.
I am not criticizing the administration on int military strike against Libya ... yet. I do not understand it well enough.
Mr. Obama has not explained his rationale. Where is the address to the nation? I personally am holding off judgement until I have more facts. From the fact I have so far, I do not understand the appropriateness of our intervention.
I do understand this. Mr. Obama won the Nobel Peace prize before he had done anything as president, but based upon what the Nobel committee expected him to do. Will they take it away now? If not, why not?
For years after we militarily conquered the country of Iraq, the news media continued to claim we were still at war, when in fact we were in a period of (violent, perhaps) occupation. The last two years, the news media has been awfully silent about Iraq. Yet, we are still there. Why? Why the silence? Why are we still in Iraq? The President has not been a model of consistency.
Hot Air is reporting the Jackie Seier, California Democrat, plans to introduce federal legislation about bullying in schools.
OK. No one approves of bullying in schools, but what moron would make it a matter of federal legislation? Under what provision of the United States constitution does school bullying become a proper subject for congressional action?
Jackie Speier is just the moron who would do it. For threatening to introduce federal legislation on school bullying, she is today's Moron of the Day.
The tea parties are all about smaller government. Here is the good news: The Daily Caller is reporting on studies that show that whites who want smaller government are less likely to be racist than whites who want more government.
Of course this makes sense. Whites who want less government generally believe that all people, white, black, and other have the inherent ability to fend for themselves.
Big government liberals believe that blacks need to government to give them a boost.
Which attitude is the racist one? No contest.
Another important finding: White Democrats are more likely to be racist than white Republicans.
The State of Georgia apparently purchased one of its lethal injection drugs from a foreign pharmaceutical unapproved by the food and Drug Administration. apparently the feds are worried that the drug might not be safe enough to use to kill death row inmates. Really. Read it here.
As on blogger on IMAO so clearly put it under the headline, "Making Death Safer": This is one of those things that, a few years ago, would have been a story in the Onion or some other satiric source.
In Obama America (AKA Bizarro World), it’s business as usual.I want to make one thing clear. I favor the death penalty, but only in cases of murder where the (1) the circumstances are particularly nasty (torture and murder, serial killers etc.) and (2) the perpetrator is proven beyond any doubt. I don't want to chance the execution of a possibly innocent person, despite conviction by a jury supposedly beyond a reasonable doubt. Eyewitness testimony and even confessions are suspect. Read Fals…
Fox News is reporting that the criminal enterprise ACORN that filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in August 2010 continues to take poor people's money automatically withdrawing money from their bank accounts.
Fox reports on the story of Kerry Sheldon who sign up for membership when Acorn promised to help her with her mortgage in default. It sounded good at $10 per month.
But Acorn did not help and did not communicate with her. Ms. Sheldon worked out her own problems with the bank and asked Acorn to cancel her membership. Despite promising that the membership was cancelled, Acorn kept taking her money directly from her account. Ms. Sheldon was afraid to close her account, because with her credit problems she feared she would not be able to open another.
Fox News spoke with Acorn's bankruptcy lawyer: Joseph W. Shulter, a bankruptcy attorney in San Antonio, tells FoxNews.com that under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, it is illegal for ACORN to continue collecting funds from members.
I am getting angrier and angrier as I go through Blacklisted by History by M. Stanton Evans. Using original source documents, in contrast to most historians commenting on the subject, Mr. Evens demonstrates that Senator Joseph McCarthy was more a victim of "McCarthyism" than the perpetrator.
Most Americans naively seem to think that the House Un-American Activities Committee was run by Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy was a Senator from Wisconsin and therefore had nothing to do with running a House committee. Joseph McCarthy's sins for which he was censured had to do with exposing the lax security for vetting employees of the State Department, not Hollywood. The censure was about supposed lying, where unchallenged and unsupported State Department denials were taken as gospel over Senator McCarthy's evidence.
Before the famous hearings in 1950, Sen. McCarthy pleaded repeatedly that his discussion of Soviet agents and sympathizers in the State Department be done not pub…
The US News and World Report is saying that President Obama thinks that race is a component in the Tea Party opposition to him and his policies.
I am not surprised that he thinks so. This is a guy who thought that everyone would like the federal government take-over of the nations health care system if he explained it well enough. He explained it over and over again, but the problems exist in the concept and in the legislation and cannot be explained away.
So, the President needs a scapegoat. No one will listen to his wonderful explanations for his far left programs, because we are all racist. It has nothing to do with the Tea Party folks valuing personal freedom more than big government nannies intruding into every aspect of our lives. No. The Government-is-good crowd truly cannot conceive anyone disagreeing with their unrealistic utopian views.
Yesterday the Supreme Court announced the decision of Snyder v. Phelps (full opinion here if you want to read it), upholding the right of the nasty folks at the Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of fallen soldiers. The court said that the peaceful picketers in a place where they could lawfully be expressing themselves (however disgustingly) on matters of public concern, could not be held liable to the soldier's family for intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court said, The jury here was instructed that it could hold Westboro liable for intentional infliction of emotional distress based on a finding that Westboro’s picketing was “outrageous.” “Outrageousness,” however, is a highly malleable standard with “an inherent subjectiveness about it which would allow a jury to impose liability on the basis of the jurors’ tastes or views, or perhaps on the basis of their dislike of a particular expression.” Hustler, 485 U. S., at 55 (internal quotation marks omitt…