30 June 2008

28 June 2008

The Beginning...

Thanks to this weeks Supreme Court decision, The National Rifle Association is now on the offensive.

NRA Sues to Overturn San Francisco's Handgun Ban

The National Rifle Association sued the city of San Francisco on Friday to overturn its handgun ban in public housing, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in the nation's capital.

The legal action follows a similar lawsuit against the city of Chicago over its handgun ban, filed within hours of Thursday's high court ruling.

In San Francisco, the NRA was joined by the Washington state-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and a gun owner who lives in the city's Valencia Gardens housing project as plaintiffs.

The gun owner, who is gay, says he keeps the weapon to defend himself from "sexual orientation hate crimes." He was not identified in the complaint because he said he fears retaliation.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said the city will "vigorously fight the NRA" and defended the city's ban as good for public safety.

"Is there anyone out there who really believes that we need more guns in public housing?" Newsom said. "I can't for the life of me sit back and roll over on this. We will absolutely defend the rights of the housing authority."

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the Supreme Court ruling didn't address gun bans on government property and that he was "confident that our local gun control measures are on sound legal footing and will survive legal challenges."

San Francisco also requires residents to keep guns in lockboxes or equip them with triggerlocks. That law, passed by the county supervisors last year, wasn't challenged in Friday's lawsuit.

A state appeals court has overturned a broader citywide gun ban passed by voters in 2005.

The Chicago lawsuit challenges its 1982 ordinance that makes it illegal to possess or sell handguns in the city.

NRA lawyer C.D. Michel said both lawsuits were necessary to expand the Supreme Court's ruling beyond Washington, a federal district, to states and cities.

"The Supreme Court decisions was very encouraging," Michel said. "But it is just a start."

26 June 2008

A Half Victory For Gun Rights

The United States Supreme Court actually did a good thing today by striking down the Washington, DC Gun Ban. More importantly, the court confirmed that the Second Amendment applies to the right of an INDIVIDUAL to possess a gun. Gone are the days of Liberal douche bags jamming the "It applies to the National Guard only" bullshit.

So why do I regard this as a half victory? Because this ruling did not go far enough to overturn the 20,000 or so ridiculous gun laws that are already in the books. This will have the Liberal scum still nibbling our rights slowly away.

But I'll take a half victory over no victory at all.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Douche Of The Week 06.26.08

The Winner: The United States Supreme Court

The Reason: Making it virtually impossible to execute baby rapers.

The Story

Angry politicians vowed to keep writing laws that condemn child rapists to death, despite a Supreme Court decision saying such punishment is unconstitutional.

"Anybody in the country who cares about children should be outraged that we have a Supreme Court that would issue a decision like this," said Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a Republican. The justices, he said, are "creating a situation where the country is a less safe place to grow up."

The court's 5-4 decision Wednesday derailed the efforts of nearly a dozen states supporting the right to kill those convicted of raping a child — and said execution was confined to attacks that take a life and to other crimes including treason and espionage.

At issue before the high court was a Louisiana case involving Patrick Kennedy, sentenced to die for raping his 8-year-old daughter in her bed, an assault so severe she required surgery.

In his majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote "the death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child," despite the horrendous nature of the crime.

Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called the ruling "incredibly absurd," "a clear abuse of judicial authority" and said officials will "evaluate ways to amend our statute to maintain death as a penalty for this horrific crime."

Oklahoma officials said they, too, weren't ready to give up, and would "certainly look at what options we have," state senator Jay Paul Gumm said. "I think the people of Oklahoma have spoken loudly that this is one of the most heinous of crimes."

Even White House hopefuls joined the fray. Republican John McCain called the ruling "an assault on law enforcement's efforts to punish these heinous felons for the most despicable crime." Democrat Barack Obama said there should be no blanket prohibition of the death penalty for the rape of children if states want to apply it in those cases.

Forty-four states prohibit the death penalty for any kind of rape, and at least four states besides Louisiana permit it for child rape — Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. There's disagreement over the status of a Georgia law permitting execution for child rape, although Justice Kennedy said in his ruling that it was still in effect.

Following the ruling, all become unconstitutional.

In Texas, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Wednesday that most Texans believe the death penalty is "an appropriate form of punishment for repeat child molesters. Our top priority remains protecting our most precious resource — our children."

But the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, a nonprofit victim advocacy group representing 80 rape crisis centers, applauded the ruling.

"Most child sexual abuse victims are abused by a family member or close family friend," the group said in a statement. "The reality is that child victims and their families don't want to be responsible for sending a grandparent, cousin or long time family friend to death row."

Nationwide, only two men have been sentenced to death for sexually abusing children — both in Louisiana. The second case involves a man convicted of repeatedly raping a 5-year-old girl. Both men will get new sentences.

Several states, including Missouri, Alabama and Colorado had been considering similar laws.

In South Carolina, Republican Attorney General Henry McMaster said states could ultimately fight Wednesday's ruling by waiting for a change in the makeup of the Supreme Court, or by getting legislatures to redo death penalty laws.

Legal experts were divided on the potential success of such tactics.

According to Douglas Berman, a law professor at Ohio State University, the justices' ruling appears ironclad. "In the absence of death, the death penalty is off the table," he said. The court, he said, "could have left open the possibility of revamping child rape laws, by age for example, but it did not."

Law professor Deborah Denno of Fordham University wasn't so sure. It could be possible to argue for the application of the death penalty against attackers who "intended to kill" their victims, but didn't, she said. Or those who assault especially young children, such as toddlers.

Just think, if Obama wins, he can appoint even more judges like those that decided a baby raper deserves to live.

24 June 2008

A Small Slip Of The Tongue

Barack Hussein Obama is a Fraud and a Liar!

As found from Texas Fred's Blog.

1. Selma Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965.(Google ‘Obama Selma’ for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2. Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3. Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4. My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga’s follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verification of that….and for more. Obama’s cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia Muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians’ homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.

5. My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn’t allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6. My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and ’Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama Barack Hussein Obama is not half black If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya , his father’s family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states he’s Arab, not African Negro).

7. I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office. 4-3-08 Article “Obama was ‘quite religious in Islam’”

8. My School In Indonesia Was Christian - NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book). February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says “Obama’s narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.”

9. I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10. Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience - NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11. I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12. I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.

13. An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

14. A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.

15. I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ‘08 - NOT EXACTLY, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16. Voting “Present” is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17. Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18. I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19. I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20. Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT EXACTLY, you didn’t write it, introduce it, change it, or create it

21. The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22. I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23. I Have Released My State Records - NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24. I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens . You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25. M y Economics Bill Will Help America - NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26. I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27. I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28. No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29. I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel .

30. I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY, you said let the delegates decide

31. I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32. I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself.

33. I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34. I Don’t Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.

35. I don’t Have Lobbyists - NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36. My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37. I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, you weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38. I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - NOT EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don’t have to buy it.

Texas and New York-Personal Observation

Earlier this month, I went for a long overdue visit to my home state of New York. Besides catching up with the family, and friends I have down there, I made a few personal observations regarding how those two states contrast.

These observations were unaided by the news media, talk show hosts, or political junk mail. This is not scientific, but just things seen personally.

>Both Texans and New Yorkers that I interacted with bitch about the state budget.

>Most Texans hate their governor, including myself, for being an inept, ass-kissing son of a bitch. Most New Yorkers I have talked to have some hope for their new governor because he is the new replacement. Side Joke: How do you slow down a New York prostitute? Put a governor on her.

>Many Texans are spiritual. This is, after all, the "Bible Belt". There is some spiritual growth in New York. I was surprised as hell to see a Southern Baptist Church in Liverpool, New York.

>New York hotdogs and coneys RULE!! Especially Hoffman's. No comment on Texas hotdogs.

>See above comment regarding pizza.

>Texas gun laws are still superior to those of New York. It saddened me walk into a New York gun store, and see the neutered Clintonian style AR style rifles, and low capacity magazines on the shelves. And you still need a permit just to OWN a handgun in New York. Texas allows Class III toys. (To all you shooters who will vote for Obama, please take note)

>Texas self defense laws are superior to those of New York. My New York friends still whine about the "duty to retreat" as opposed to Texas' "Castle Doctrine."

>New York labor laws and protections KILL most of Texas labor policies. Whoever invented the Texas "Free To Work" concept needs to overdose on viagra while locked in a sheep pen. To those who do not know, "Free To Work" means employers can fire you for any or no reason whatsoever. The officer who did my field training in New York was fired three times. Texas also does NOT require a break for employees, something I have seen employers take FULL advantage of.

>Both Texas and New York have an agency that oversees rental properties. But it is the New York agency that actually makes an effort to combat substandard living conditions. In Texas, money really talks. (I hope the Barker Family in Weatherford,Texas is reading this.)

>Texas has Mexican illegal aliens who think we owe them something. New York as every other illegal alien who thinks we owe them something.

>In New York, the affluent really run things. Texans call this system of government the "Good Ole Boy" system. Both states have this.

>Texas teachers bitch about there mere 25K salary. New York Teachers bitch about there mere 53K salary.

>New York has a State income tax. Texas has "service fees". Both rob you blind.

>New York is closing two prisons. Texas prisons are overcrowded. This is because you have to commit a harmful crime to get locked up in New York. In Texas, all you have to do is refuse to sell land to a judge, or divorce a cop's cousin.

>New York civil service workers are actually paid for what they do. Yes, the cost of living is higher, but what they do not mention is that you still have disposable income after all the bills are cleared. Texas is strictly living paycheck to paycheck.

Would I move back to New York? ONLY if they eliminated their gun laws, and went alittle to the Right. Besides that, it is a nicer place to live than my part of Texas. I'd raise my children in Central New York anytime. Not so sure about Texas. Believe it, THIS Conservative is actually thinking of willingly moving to the state that elected Clinton as their Senator. Texas is really starting to suck THAT badly.

Well, sorry for what qualifies as a rant.

19 June 2008

Douche Of The Week 06.19.08

The Winner: Quebec Superior Court

Reason: Interfering with good parenting.

12-Year-Old Grounded for Too Much Internet Use Gets Punishment Overturned in Court

A Canadian court has overturned a father's punishment for his daughter after she refused to stay off the Internet, his attorney said Wednesday.

The girl, 12, took her father to Quebec Superior Court after he refused to allow her to go on a school trip for chatting on Web sites and then posting "inappropriate" pictures of herself online using a friend's computer, AFP reported.

The punishment was for the girl's "own protection," according to the father's attorney, Kim Beaudoin, who is appealing the ruling.

"She's a child," Beaudoin told AFP. "At her age, children test their limits and it's up to their parent to set boundaries. I started an appeal of the decision today to reestablish parental
authority, and to ensure that this case doesn't set a precedent."

Otherwise, she continued, "Parents are going to be walking on egg shells from now on."

According to court documents, the girl's Internet usage was the latest in a rash of disciplinary problems. But Justice Suzanne Tessier, who was presiding over the case, found the punishment too severe.