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A Change in the Winds

The Health Care debate, and wild hysteria onĀ  the right has finally pushed Democrats to the wall, much like a misbehaving child’s screams and tantrums finally push accommodating and loving parents into instituting quiet time in the corner, or for less patient parents…

Bringing out the “switch”.

What’s gathering here is the push-back, against Republican hysteria, Republican lies, and Republican racism, and over-the-top accusations against the President, Bill in Congress, and resistance to any sort of rational debate…

This first one is an ass whippin’ delivered by Representative Allen Grayson to Republican Georgia Congressman Paul Broun. Keep in mind here that Broun graduated Harvard Law School with honors, and was later a law clerk in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (1984-85) under Robert Bork, Ruth Ginsburg, and Antonin Scalia – so you’d think he would know his stuff about the Constitution. Broun knows damn well that the bill proposed by Republicans to deny any contracts by the Federal Government to ACORN, and ONLY ACORNĀ  is unconstitutional…

This second video is of Senator Al Franken, who a lot of folks seem to want to underestimate because of his background as an entertainer. The person being questioned is Elizabeth Edwards from the Hudson Institute, who is testifying opposing Health Care Reform –

The Adults, indeed have reached the end of their patience.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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Fox News’ War on the White House – Media Matters

“None dare call it TREASON!”

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Posted by on October 23, 2009 in Faux News, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Exercising Freedom? Hardly. Arrest the Gun Toters!

Here is a video of the moron who brought an assault rifle to a Town Hall Meeting attended by President Obama. This was a publicity stunt, coordinated with local police.

What is being missed here, is several Laws which have to do with the President. The first is – wherever the President is, is Federal Land temporarily during his presence. This is done such that the Federal Protective Services and the Secret Service have jurisdiction, and the authority to operate in the State. It also gives them precedence over State authorities in a protective zone around the President.

As such, the applicable law here is Federal… Not State.

The Secret Service is perfectly within the Law to arrest and lock up the bozos, and try them for violations of Federal Law.

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The second group of laws allows the Secret Service to establish “Free Speech Zones” around the President. This was done extensively during the Bushit Administration to hide and suppress protesters. Now, there is a lot of argument about the Constitutionality of such, especially if it is utilized as the Bushit Administration did to suppress political opponents rights to Free Speech. And I agree, the sort of suppression of Free Speech done during the Bushit Administration more closely resembled a Fascist or Communist dictatorial regime than American ideals.

BUT… A valid argument can also be made that when a person brings a gun to a Public Meeting, that such is an actual threat against the Free Speech of people who disagree with them. A cornerstone of Law Enforcement Authority in this country is the implied threat of an Officer carrying a weapon. As such, a protester carrying a loaded gun to a Town Hall style meeting of opposing viewpoints is inherently doing so to suppress the Free Speech Rights of those speaking out against that person’s position.

As such, serving the Constitutional guarantee of Free Speech would be either arresting and charging these bozos illegally carrying guns under Federal Law, or locking them away in “Free Speech Zones” out of possible range of physically threatening or harming other protesters.

Unarmed protesters should be allowed to yell at each other to their heart’s content, and should not be subject to cloister or suppression by placing them in isolated Free Speech Zones as the Bushit Administration did.

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Posted by on August 19, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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Tea Bigot for Lunch!

This is what happens when you ask one of the Town Hall Bigots a few real questions…

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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Weekly Address – Presidnet Obama Unloads on Nay-Sayers

President Obama “Kicks it up a notch” discussing Health Care Reform. I believe this is the beginning of moving aggressively towards getting the job done.

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Posted by on August 9, 2009 in News

 

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Teen Pregnacy and STDs Rise During Bush Administration

Another in a long list of conservative failures –

Babies Making Babies, and Babies Sick

A Time Magazine Cover from 1985 covering the epidemic in Teen Age pregnancy. After years of turning this around, it's on the rise again, along with the rate of deadly STDs among children because of policies of the Bush Administration.

Teenage pregnancies and syphilis have risen sharply among a generation of American school girls who were urged to avoid sex before marriage under George Bush’s evangelically-driven education policy, according to a new report by the US’s major public health body.
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Posted by on July 27, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich Catches Think Tank Liar in the Act

This is an oldie but goodie. For the past few months the Manhattan Institute, a conservative organization misnomered as a “Think Tank” has been fronting some fake numbers and statistics about Canada’s Health Care System for conservatives to parrot.

The conserva-clown being shredded by Kucinich is supposed to be a “Health Care Expert”…

Nothing like the smell of toasted conservative in the morning…

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2009 in General, You Know It's Bad When...

 

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