Either my caffeine intake is not enough and the neurons are still zombified, or Minnesota is one weird state. Caught these quotes article from the Crookston Times about Castle Doctrine:
Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights, said that the bill could enable violent felons to use deadly force once they are allowed to carry firearms again.
“We’re saying that people that have been violent felons in the past can now also basically shoot people anywhere that they feel threatened,” Goodwin said. Her motion to send the bill to the Judiciary Committee for further discussion was rejected.
I am gonna coin a term here: Legis Magicae. And it will be defined at that supposedly magical legislation that will force criminals to do the right thing or stops them from doing the wrong thing. It is a legal incantation approved by the Harry Potters of a legislative body and once signed by the Sorcerer in Chief of the State, it creates a magical force field on each criminal controlling his actions.
More from the same article:
Dennis Flaherty, executive director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said the bill could result in dangerous situations for police officers, who regularly enter homes without permission.
So in Minnesota, search warrants and Probable Cause are ignored in a regular basis? Is the Constitution known in the State or is it something vague & vapid?
Dayton said when lawmakers were debating the bill last year, he was “concerned because law enforcement in Minnesota was mostly opposed to it, felt that it gave citizens more freedoms and rights than they had.“
Mother of Mary! Is it really that bad up there?
The Judge said on his facebook page the final show is Feb 13th 8:00 PM This video is allowed under DMCA Fair Use Act.
Judge Andrew Napolitano has his “Eisenhower’s farewell address” moment on the eve of his Fox Business Network program’s final broadcast.
This is my WORLD RECORD HOLDING Fastest mobility scooter being thrashed in the snow which as you can see was BLOODY WICKED.
I reached around 51mph on snow and found it easyer to ride as the steering isnt so responsive.
This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series on Media Matters For America. Daily Caller reporters Alex Pappas and Will Rahn contributed to this report.
David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs.
Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.
The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled.
“He had more security than a Third World dictator,” one employee said, explaining that Brock’s bodyguards would rarely leave his side, even accompanying him to his home in an affluent Washington neighborhood each night where they “stood post” to protect him. “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.
Extensive interviews with a number of Brock’s current and former colleagues at Media Matters, as well as with leaders from across the spectrum of Democratic politics, reveal an organization roiled by its leader’s volatile and erratic behavior and struggles with mental illness, and an office where Brock’s executive assistant carried a handgun to public events in order to defend his boss from unseen threats.
(JPost) — US aid to Egypt is guaranteed by the Camp David Accords, and stopping it would be a violation of that treaty, a high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker said Sunday.
Essam El-Erian, who also serves as chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said that should aid from Washington be cut, the Brotherhood would consider changing the terms of Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel.
El-Erian told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat the US needs to understand that “what was acceptable before the revolution is no longer,” and that should the aid provisions outlined in the treaty be modified, it could open the door to further changes in the agreement.
A Gallup poll released last week found 71 percent of Egyptians oppose US economic aid to their country, and a similar percentage oppose Washington sending direct aid to civil society groups. Last month the US administration announced it would speed up aid to Egypt as the country copes with mounting economic problems during the transition from president Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade term in power.
Congress has already approved $1.3 billion in military aid and $250 million in civilian aid for the current fiscal year. That assistance, however, is conditioned upon Egypt meeting all of its obligations under its peace treaty with Israel. That factor that may help explain the unpopularity of US aid — the treaty is widely unpopular in Egypt, and many see the conditions on US aid as an infringement on the country’s sovereignty.
(islamics! only them and liberals could come up with shit like this)
Remember that teacher in California that sexually abused kids by having them drink/eat his semen, etc?
The district fired him.
They paid him off rather than taking him to court and fighting not only his outrageously deviant behavior but that of unions that defend scumbags like him.
The Los Angeles Unified School District paid Mark Berndt, the teacher at the center of the Miramonte Elementary child abuse scandal, $40,000 to drop the challenge to his dismissal last year.
The payout consisted of four months of back salary plus reimbursement for the cost of health benefits. Berndt was fired by the Board of Education in February 2011 after officials learned that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was investigating him for alleged lewd acts against students. He was arrested last week.
The firing took Berndt off the district payroll. But he fought to keep his job through an appeal process that lasted until he settled with the school system and resigned in June.
The settlement with Berndt came in the face of a dilemma, said L.A. Unified general counsel David Holmquist. A hearing on the dismissal was pending and the district didn’t have evidence to justify the firing because the Sheriff’s Department investigation was ongoing.
“We were told we could not do any investigation” to avoid interfering with a law enforcement probe, said Holmquist. “We didn’t have any evidence, and we couldn’t put on any witnesses. We didn’t have anything to successfully defend a challenge.”
Berndt was charged last week with 23 counts of lewd conduct against children; another teacher, Martin Springer, was charged this week with three counts of lewd conduct. Berndt is alleged to have taken photographs of blindfolded children being spoon-fed his semen. Springer is accused of fondling a girl in his class. The Berndt and Springer cases are believed to be unrelated.
(again, unions should be stopped!)
The election-year budget battle ramped up Sunday, with both sides trading barbs over the honesty and effectiveness of President Obama’s budget plan for 2013.
White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew blanketed the Sunday talk shows to trumpet the president’s plan as striking the proper balance between short-term stimulus and long-term deficit reduction. Republican leaders responded immediately with a very different assessment, hammering the proposal as just another product of a “tax-and-spend” administration lacking fiscal discipline.
The bill itself is largely symbolic, as Congress almost always dismisses the White House budget in favor of its own spending plans. Still, such sweeping proposals are a good summary of a party’s legislative priorities, and the budget is sure to play a major role on the campaign trail this year.
Both sides think they have the upper hand in the coming debate, with Republicans hoping their focus on spending cuts resounds as loudly this year as it did in 2010, and Democrats banking that voters are more concerned with jobs and the preservation of government programs.
The White House is scheduled to issue their budget wish-list Monday morning, while House Republicans are expected to release their counter-proposal in late March.
Against that backdrop, Lew, Obama’s former budget director, made the rounds Sunday to rally support for a budget he said will “build an economy that will last in the future.” [snip - Yeah, as if a zero growth economy is something to praise and wish for in the future.] “It’ll make sure we have a manufacturing base; [snip - More stimulus for his union buddies] it’ll make sure we have Americans with the skills we need for the future [snip - which means more meddling with college loans tied to what classes a student is allowed to take] and we’ll make sure we have an energy program that gives us independence,” [snip - independence from our money because we are wasting it on foolish industries that bankrupt companies even when given our taxpayer money to play with] Lew told Fox News Sunday.
Consistent with Obama’s election-year theme of “fairness,” [snip - I abhor that overused childish word. From now on when someone tells me something isn’t fair, I will reply, “Yes, it is not fair. That’s where you go to ride the tilt-o-wheel, not live in reality.”] Lew emphasized that the plan asks for sacrifices from everyone, [snip - except for Obama and his buddies] even the wealthiest Americans. [snip - Oh, don’t even suggest that Obama and his buddies are included in the ‘wealthy’ status.]
“Everybody has a fair shot, pays a fair share and plays by the same rules,” he said. [snip - But rules are not meant for them.]
Republicans wasted no time pushing back, with the office of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the Budget Committee, accusing Lew of “failing … to articulate how their upcoming budget would lift the crushing burden of debt and tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges.”
“Instead, Lew confirmed reports of familiar ‘stimulus’ spending initiatives, recycled tax increases, and exploiting tired budget gimmicks,” Ryan’s office said.
Read the article here.
PDF of Obama’s 2013 Budget
Ted Nugent overpowers liberal nut job Piers Morgan…
Ten Nugent on CNN speaks out against Obama’s gun control agenda
If a White History Month would be racist, then why is Black History Month OK? Why should Black Americans settle for a month of history when they are making history every day? Isn’t this just another form of segregation? Find out.
Here’s a letter to the New York Times:
You think it’s heartening and good that, as you report, “Michelle Obama is on the road, campaigning and telling Americans to eat their vegetables” (“Helpings of Energy and Cheer for the Trail,” Feb. 11).
I think it’s creepy and obnoxious.
Who the hell is she to tell – or even to advise – people outside of her own family what to eat? Free and responsible men and women do not take seriously those who use their fame as a platform to issue advice about matters on which they know nothing – and politicians’ spouses (no less than politicians themselves, Hollywood entertainers, sports stars, and the like) have zero knowledge about each individual American’s tastes and preferences over a wide range of lifestyle options. I’m downright repulsed by the media’s habit of mistaking a person’s celebrity for expertise, popularity for acumen, and visibility for enlightenment.
Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
The very architect of Obama-Care is now saying we can expect health care premiums to skyrocket.
A Commissioner in Louisiana is trying to ban the wearing of pajamas in public.
Here’s his wish list for a dress code
- Shirt and shoes required
- No exposed underwear
- No hats worn backwards
- No dew rags or baggy pants below waist (check spelling in video at 1:53!)
- No brimless hats, bandanas, or gang colors
Seems reasonable to me, which doesn’t bode well for him.
If the video on the above does not work, just go here: VIEW VIDEO
Pajama Jeans might get GloZell in trouble according to the above…
This is a POP QUIZ on our CONSTITUTION.
It’s only one question.
Okay, that is basically what I offered blog owners on 4 forums.
All a blog owner had to do is place my anchor text and url in a blog post.
And I would place their anchor text and url in a blog post here.
Well, yet again after 3 days, I have found that blog owners do not want free advertising!
Such an easy thing to do, takes no time, and is there permanently. For both of us!
But no, not one taker yet!
Washington’s House of Representatives voted today 55-43 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
This makes the bill effectively a law: The state Senate passed it last week, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has already stated publicly that she intends to sign it right away.
However, same-sex couples would have to wait at least until June before they can get married — and that’s only if opponents of gay rights are unsuccessful in obtaining the required number of signatures necessary for a referendum.
If they succeed, same-sex couples in Washington will have to wait until the state’s voters decide their fate at the ballot in November. The latest poll numbers show an near-even split between those would approve same-sex marriages and those who would ban them.
Today’s vote in Washington comes 24 hours after California’s 9th Circuit Court upheld a previous ruling declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
Deadline reports that creator David Shore told the network he felt it was time, creatively, to bring the show “home.”
“The producers have always imagined House as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party,” Shore said in a statement. “How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air.”
The showrunner went on to suggest that House might live to snark another day on a different network.
The show, which has been on the air since 2004, is produced by NBC Universal, and the possibility exists that NBC might pick it up. However, NBC Entertainment head Robert Greenblatt all but dismissed that option last month when he indicated that the move would be too expensive to justify.
Still, some good news for fans of Fox’s Terra Nova: The cancellation of House makes a second season all the more likely.
(Guardian) — The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows.
The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.
The study is the first to survey all the world’s icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data. Overall, the contribution of melting ice outside the two largest caps – Greenland and Antarctica – is much less then previously estimated, with the lack of ice loss in the Himalayas and the other high peaks of Asia responsible for most of the discrepancy.
Bristol University glaciologist Prof Jonathan Bamber, who was not part of the research team, said: “The very unexpected result was the negligible mass loss from high mountain Asia, which is not significantly different from zero.”
The melting of Himalayan glaciers caused controversy in 2009 when a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change mistakenly stated that they would disappear by 2035, instead of 2350. However, the scientist who led the new work is clear that while greater uncertainty has been discovered in Asia’s highest mountains, the melting of ice caps and glaciers around the world remains a serious concern.
(ABC News) — President Obama “reinforced” his stance on the controversial contraception mandate while speaking at the Democrats’ annual retreat at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. today, Senate Democrats said.
The retreat was closed to media.
Following President Obama’s speech at the retreat, a small group of Senate Democrats, mostly women, left the retreat early in order to hold a news conference on Capitol Hill to counter the Republicans’ news conference today at which they called for the mandate to be overturned.
Democrats said they will “fight strongly” to keep the mandate in place.
(he is not legit)
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a sharp rebuke Wednesday from Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan that put even more pressure on the president to calm a widening election year uproar. The issue at hand was the president’s insistence that Catholic institutions provide free birth control to their employees.
Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control, the morning after pill and other services for people who work for them.
“The federal government should do what it’s traditionally done since July 4, 1776, namely back out of intruding into the internal life of a church,” Dolan told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
The leader of the New York Archdiocese picked up support from Speaker John Boehner, who said either Obama reverses the policy or the House will.
“The federal government has drifted dangerously beyond its constitutional boundaries. This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country must not stand and will not stand,” Boehner said.
The attacks left the White House foundering. It wants to find some way to calm Catholic opposition, but will not back down on the policy, itself.
“I want to be clear today that the commitment to insuring the women have access to these important health care services remains very strong,” Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
(Bloomberg) — The U.S., lacking a plan to contain $1 trillion deficits, faces the prospect of another rating cut in six to 24 months depending on the outcome of November elections, according to John Chambers of Standard & Poor’s.
America has had an AA+ rating with a negative outlook since Aug. 5 when the New York-based unit of McGraw-Hill Cos. stripped the nation of its AAA ranking for the first time, citing the government’s failure to agree on a path to reduce deficits. The U.S. has a one-in-three chance of another downgrade, Chamber said today during an S&P sponsored Webcast.
“What the U.S. needs is not so much a short-term fiscal tightening, but it has to have a credible medium-term fiscal plan,” said Chambers, managing director of sovereign ratings. “That is going to have to say something about entitlements, and that is probably going to have to say something about revenues.”
Bond investors ignored the downgrade, driving Treasury yields to the lowest levels in history, amid concern the U.S. economy was stalling and as Europe’s debt crisis intensified. Treasuries have returned 3.9 percent since the rating cut and gained 9.8 percent last year, the debt’s best performance since 2008, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch index data.
“I don’t think anything is going to happen between now and the election in November,” Chambers said.
(am sure though that the liberals and the MSM will say this is racist because obama is not white)
In-home health care workers in Connecticut, like their counterparts in Michigan, may see so-called union dues deducted from paychecks they receive through a state subsidy for the poor, but two free market groups are trying to stop it.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is trying to unionize in-home health care workers, based on the theory that they qualify as public employees because the money paid to them is subsidized by the state. “The only notice home health care workers receive concerning a union election is a nondescript mailing asking them if they wish to join the union,” says the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). “Under this process, the union only needs to receive a majority of returned cards—not a majority of all workers—to be recognized as those workers’ exclusive bargaining representative.”
The SEIU achieved this goal in Michigan, with the result that even low-income families who receive a Medicaid subsidy to take care of their adult, disabled children are losing $30 a month to the union. “Our daughter is 34 and our son is 30,” retired police office Robert Haynes said of the Michigan unionization. “They have cerebral palsy. They are basically like 6-month-olds in adult bodies. They need to be fed and they wear diapers. We could sure use that $30 a month that’s being sent to the union.”
“Forced unionization of home health and day care workers shows government at its worst,” said CEI Policy Analyst Trey Kovacs in a statement. ”Across the nation, union political influence has swayed elected officials such as [Gov. Dan Malloy, D, Conn.] to divert tax dollars intended to cover medical expenses for their states’ poor residents to enrich union coffers instead.”
To oppose the SEIU effort, CEI and the Yankee Institute for Public Policy began a mail campaign this week designed to encourage workers to vote against the scheme, pointing out to the in-home employees that the “SEIU wants to take up to $780 from your pay in union dues.”
The SEIU says it wants to help the in-home health care workers unionize in order to help negotiate a better contract for the workers, and to help keep the employees in the industry.
(they needs the monies to pays to obama so theys cans gets more monies)