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  • Same-sex parents sue over North Carolina adoption law

    06/14/2012 3:47:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/13/12 | Colleen Jenkins
    A civil liberties group filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging North Carolina's prohibition against same-sex couples adopting each other's children. The ban on so-called second parent adoptions violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian parents and their children, according to the complaint filed in Greensboro by the American Civil Liberties Union. North Carolina is one of eight U.S. states where same-sex couples are barred from adopting children together and/or are not allowed to have one partner adopt the other's biological or adoptive children, according to the ACLU. A December 2010 decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court held...
  • OUTRAGE: Obama Bypasses Congress; Gives Amnesty, Work Permits to 1 Million Illegal Aliens

    06/15/2012 9:18:19 AM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona He's done it again. After enacting a virtual amnesty-by-decree for 300,000 illegal aliens last August, Obama is once again showing his total contempt for the rule of law by announcing a new amnesty and work permits for up to 1 million illegal aliens - effective immediately.DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, people who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and meet certain criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those eligible will receive deferred action for a...
  • RI ACLU says Cranston police illegally took a man's weapons

    06/13/2012 4:33:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    publicbroadcasting.net ^ | 12 June, 2012 | FLO JONIC
    PROVIDENCE, RI (RIPR) - The Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Cranston Police Department, charging it with illegally seizing a man's weapons. The ACLU says the Cranston Police Department violated Robert Machado's due process and Second Amendment rights when they seized his lawfully obtained guns and samurai swords back in September. Police took the guns when they were called to Machado's home on a potential suicide call initiated by a concerned friend. Machado says the friend misinterpreted his comments. A mental health evaluation cleared Machado of any suicidal tendencies but Cranston...
  • Minnesota: Muslims walk off job in protest of new dress code, call Hamas-linked CAIR

    06/08/2012 5:08:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6-8-12
    The new skirt length policy was instituted for safety reasons, but as far as these Muslim employees are concerned, safety be damned. It is all about forcing accommodation, in line with the principle that wherever Islamic law and practice conflict with American law and practice, American law and practice must give way. "New skirt length policy prompts Muslim walk-out at Minn. business," from KMSP TV, June 6 (thanks to all who sent this in): LE CENTER, Minn. (KMSP) - More than 30 Somali employees walked out in protest of dress code changes at a privately-owned business in Le Center, Minn....
  • 53-Year-Old Cross To Be Torn Down, Thanks to ACLU

    06/01/2012 10:56:08 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 27 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 6/1/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In 1959, the Middleboro Kiwanis Club in Massachusetts put up a large cross that said “WORSHIP” on it on a traffic island off one of the local freeways. It stood for 53 years. Then, a liberal lawyer spotted it. Now, the state may have to tear it down. According to CBS Local, the cross “sits mostly on town land. The state owns a small fraction of the traffic island where it is located, and thus, the ACLU says, the cross violates church and state separation laws.”
  • ACLU vs. SB-1070 again [You won't believe it]

    05/31/2012 11:04:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Attorney Dan Pochoda of the American Civil Liberties Union, whose organization represents some of the challengers, said Bolton's new ruling provides an opportunity to present a new set of arguments about why SB 1070 is unconstitutional. He said arguments range from the likelihood of racial profiling to whether the time spent questioning someone about legal status amounts to an illegal arrest. This order does not address the merits of those claims; it only clears the way for the plaintiffs to make their case in court. The lawsuit was brought by organizations like Friendly House and Coalicion de Derechos Hermanos, along...
  • Voter ID amendment question challenged by ACLU

    05/31/2012 5:37:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-31-12 | billy salisbury
    The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to keep off the Nov. 6 ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo ID. The ACLU petition, filed Wednesday, May 30, argues that the ballot question is misleading and fails to inform voters of changes in election law that could undermine their right to vote. "The question is misleading and false," said Charles Samuelson, ACLU Minnesota's executive director. The question asks voters whether the state constitution should be amended to "require all voters to present valid photo identification to vote."
  • WH Logs Reveal Obama Met With AFL-CIO & ACLU Lobbyists Over 50 Times Each

    05/21/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/21/12 | Wynton Hall
    An interactive and searchable database of White House visitor logs is turning up some interesting findings and reveals a “steady stream of lobbyists” visiting the Obama White House, reports the Washington Post. For example, AFL-CIO lobbyist Bill Samuel visited the White House over 50 times, and American Civil Liberties Union lobbyist Laura Murphy visited almost as frequently. By comparison, Speaker of the House John Boehner has only visited the White House 23 times.
  • Alabama Governor Signs Revised Immigration Law – Illegal Alien Advocates Enraged

    05/19/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaThe Alabama Legislature scored a huge victory on Friday, as Gov. Robert Bentley reluctantly signed immigration law H.B. 658 - after legislators refused to "moderate" provisions Bentley (and open-borders activists) had complained were too "harsh" against illegal aliens. Alabama's immigration law H.B. 56, patterned after Arizona's S.B. 1070, passed in 2011, and has been called the toughest state immigration law in America. But several issues were causing legal Alabamans longer lines to obtain state documents and foreign executives issues with being detained, and those provisions were fixed in the new bill. But H.B. 658 (PDF) also...
  • Banning Crosses, Erasing History

    05/16/2012 4:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Michael Medved
    A simmering controversy surrounding the "Ground Zero Cross" exposes the intolerance and absolutism behind ongoing battles over religious symbols on public property. Contrary to popular belief, it's not Christian conservatives who normally start these bitter disputes. It's more often atheist activists who seek to alter the long-standing status quo by scrubbing the landscape of the most visible signs of the nation's religious heritage. American Atheists, an organization representing the civil liberties of agnostics, filed suit in 2011 to block display of the Ground Zero Cross anywhere on the grounds of the new memorial museum planned for the World Trade...
  • STAND WITH JOE: PLEASE SIGN PETITION for Sheriff Joe Arpaio (FReep to beat MoveOn.org petition)

    05/11/2012 7:30:52 AM PDT · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Stand With Joe ^ | 05/11/2012 | Stand With Joe
    URGENT: PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THIS LINK to show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show you stand behind him. [UPDATE: MoveOn.org and La Raza have launched their own petition AGAINST Sheriff Joe, and it has already gathered 38,700 signatures, and rising fast as LA RAZA, the...
  • ACLU Sues Over Indiana Marriage Law

    05/09/2012 8:46:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    WIBC ^ | 9 May 2012 | Ray Steele
    The ACLU says you shouldn't have to be a preacher or a judge in order to conduct weddings. The group has filed a federal lawsuit against the state on behalf of two agnostics claiming the state's marriage laws are unconsitutional. "There are entities out there like the Center for Inquiry made up of people who are not religious, but have deep beliefs, deep philosophies, and they would like their leaders who are trained to marry people to be able to do so," said Ken Falk, Legal Director for the ACLU of Indiana. Falk says two members of the Center For...
  • ACLU Files Lawsuit To Overturn Pa. Voter ID Law

    05/01/2012 4:00:18 AM PDT · by SueRae · 37 replies
    KYW ^ | 5/1/2012 | Cheri Gregg
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania announced that it is filing a lawsuit today in an effort to overturn the state’s new voter ID law. The lawsuit will name the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of Commonwealth Carol Aichele. The goal will be to stop the law before it goes into effect in November. “It’s one of the most draconian of such laws passed within the United States,” says NAACP Philadelphia Branch President Jerry Mondesire, whose organization has joined the ACLU lawsuit. He says time of the essence, because if the law is...
  • The Tea Party's Inner ACLU

    04/30/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 April 2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    A left-right alliance against military detention of terrorists. The tea party movement has generally been constructive, but every so often it runs off the road. A case in point is its emerging condominium with the anti-antiterror left to block terrorist detentions. This strange alliance has developed in response to one of Congress's rare bipartisan achievements—the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). That bill affirmed the long-standing distinction between civilian justice and the rules of war by letting the President detain terrorists (including U.S. citizens) captured anywhere and question them as long as necessary. A President can decide to try them...
  • Land Swap Gives Mojave Desert Cross Permanent Home

    04/27/2012 5:21:24 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 7 replies
    New American ^ | 4-27-12 | Dave Bohon
    Following 10-plus years of legal conflict thanks to a nuisance lawsuit filed in 2001 by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a federal judge has finally ruled that a cross placed in the Mojave Desert in 1934 to honor World War I veterans may remain there permanently. In the settlement approved April 23, the National Park Service will turn over the hilltop area known as Sunrise Rock, upon which the simple cross sat before being removed by the park service, in return for the private donation of five acres elsewhere in the 1.6 million acre preserve in Southern California. The...
  • Teenagers' Death Threats on Facebook Are Subject of Free Speech Lawsuit

    04/26/2012 8:25:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2012 | MARISA TAYLOR
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against an Indiana middle school for expelling three students who allegedly threatened to kill other classmates on Facebook. The ACLU suit says the girls' right to free speech was violated and the use of emoticons and "LOL" showed they were only joking.
  • ACLU sues Border Patrol over traffic stops

    04/26/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/26/12 | MANUEL VALDES
    SEATTLE (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Border Patrol seeking to bar agents from making traffic stops, saying people are being pulled over and questioned for the way they look and without reasonable suspicion. The lawsuit stems from tensions between immigrants and the expanded presence of Border Patrol agents on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula, which shares no land border with Canada. "People are being stopped based solely on their appearance and ethnicity. This is unlawful and contrary to American values," said Matt Adams, legal director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, which...
  • Mojave Desert Cross War Memorial Will Stand

    04/25/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 4/25/2012 | Matthew Clark
    A cross that was first erected nearly 80 years ago by the Veterans of Foreign Wars in honor of the heroes of World War I will finally be allowed to stand. More than a decade after the ACLU originally sued to have the cross memorial removed from public land, a case which ended up at the Supreme Court, a federal judge has approved a settlement of the case allowing the cross to remain. The ACLJ has been fighting to allow this cross to stand for years - an important war memorial in honor of those who have heroically served in...
  • It would be better for us to turn our guns upon every vessel bringing Japanese to our shores

    04/13/2012 9:13:15 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    In what was known as the "Ross Affair" back in the 1900's, connected with Stanford University - because that's where he worked at the time - Professor Edward Ross said the following: And should the worst come to the worst it would be better for us if we were to turn our guns upon every vessel bringing Japanese to our shores rather than to permit them to land Ross is not an insignificant name to be familiar with. He was a big believer in Eugenics, and it was he who coined the term "race suicide" - which was an important...
  • Judge: federal grants to USCCB for human-trafficking victims are unconstitutional

    03/27/2012 1:19:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 27, 2012 | Diogenes
    Siding with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a federal judge has declared that grants made to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to assist human-trafficking victims are unconstitutional because the grants represent a government endorsement of Catholicism. In 2005, the Department of Health and Human Services solicited grant applications to assist victims of human trafficking. In its application, the USCCB declared: As we are a Catholic organization, we need to ensure that our victim services are not used to refer or fund activities that would be contrary to our moral convictions and religious beliefs … Specifically, subcontractors...
  • ICE Shooter Described As ‘Rogue Agent

    03/03/2012 2:03:27 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies
    OCRegister ^ | March 2, 2012 Updated: March 3, 9:00 a.m. | BRUCE CHAMBERS, CINDY CARCAMO
    An immigration agent killed after he shot his manager during a work dispute last month is being described as a "rogue agent" who became the subject of several complaints by immigrant rights attorneys after he oversaw a 2010 workplace raid in Fullerton, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California officials said Friday. ACLU officials accuse Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Ezequiel Garcia of using abusive and intimidation tactics toward immigrant workers after a workplace enforcement action at Terra Universal, a Fullerton manufacturing company, according to a federal court amended complaint document filed Thursday.
  • Occupy Oakland, then lock and load

    02/19/2012 6:27:37 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/19/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    Occupy Oakland activists have filed a lawsuit against Oakland and are seeking damages. The ACLU-backed suit argues that protesters are engaged in "peaceful expressive activity," while Oakland police have used "excessive force" that has inflicted "mental stress" on activists. The lawsuit also complains that police have not sufficiently warned activists before dispersal orders. Thus Occupiers "did not have an opportunity to gather their belongings and leave the camp without being arrested or harmed." Of course, participants are aware that when they trespass on others' property or block streets to keep people from getting to work that police are supposed to...
  • They Have Islamist Fanatics, We Have Secularist Fanatics

    02/07/2012 2:53:28 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 31, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. Both seek to dominate society and to use state power to do so. Both seek to eliminate the Other -- for Islamic fanatics, that means non-Muslim religions and secularism; for secular fanatics, it means Christianity and virtually any public invoking of God. The Islamists impose Sharia law; the American Civil Liberties Union and the left generally impose secular law. The Taliban wiped out public vestiges of Buddhism in Afghanistan; the ACLU and its allies seek to wipe out public vestiges of Christianity in America...
  • ACLU, Obama rob Americans of their rights

    02/06/2012 7:36:41 AM PST · by SmileRight · 4 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 2/6/2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The American Civil Liberties Union announced recently that it was suing the Obama administration to release records of the military’s “drone strikes in Yemen that killed terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki and other Americans.” I had to read the article twice to make sure I got it right -- I did. The “Americans” the United States was hunting down had renounced their U.S. citizenship long before in the most direct, absolute and unequivocal manner imaginable -- by becoming traitors to their country and openly and joyously reveling in their betrayal. The fact that the ACLU took up this cause didn’t surprise me....
  • WI’s GAB sides with transparency in petition privacy debate

    02/01/2012 4:25:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-31-12 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — The state’s elections watchdog Tuesday announced it would release all 153,335 pages of recall petitions online, 24 hours after pausing to consider the impact of posting personal information about domestic violence victims. The decision comes after victims’ advocates and the state’s attorney general weighed in on the question. ‘Balancing test’ Following an analysis, the Government Accountability Board [1], or GAB, determined the petitions will be released, in accordance with Wisconsin law, as well as a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, “Doe v. Reed [2],” which involved the release of referendum petition in Washington state. “Unlike an elector’s vote,...
  • COMMENTARY: Privacy should not trump transparency (WI)

    01/31/2012 8:22:31 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-31-12 | M. D. Kittle
    Democracy isn’t always pretty. Look no further than the nasty business surrounding Wisconsin’s recall campaigns for daily proof. The Kenosha teacher harassed and ostracized simply because she supports a governor that many of her peers don’t. Or the West Bend man charged with election fraud after allegedly trying to scribble out the names of recall petition signers in a reported burst of anger. Then there is, to many observers, the general childish behavior of lawmakers so swept up in partisan politics that they’ve forgotten that they’re in Madison to do the people’s business. There are a lot of people in...
  • Privacy concerns stall release of WI recall signatures

    01/31/2012 8:06:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 1-29-12 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON — What’s in a million names? Wisconsin and the world were supposed to find out Monday. Now, the Government Accountability Board, or GAB, which oversees state elections and campaigns, is reportedly holding off posting the reported 1 million signatures on petitions seeking to recall Gov. Scott Walker due to privacy concerns. GAB spokesman Reid Magney told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday evening the board was holding off on posting the names online after hearing concerns about a stalking victim and others who did not want their names released. Earlier in the day, Magney told Wisconsin Reporter that the...
  • GAB delays release of recall petitions over privacy worries (WI)

    01/30/2012 6:39:09 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-30-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - State election officials put off making recall petitions available publicly on Monday after hearing privacy concerns from people who signed them. The state Government Accountability Board provided copies of the petitions against Gov. Scott Walker to Walker's campaign on Friday and had said that it planned to post copies of them on its website on Monday. But agency spokesman Reid Magney said the board was holding off on posting them online after hearing concerns about a stalking victim and others who did not want their names released. Recall organizers say more than 1 million people signed petitions to...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks (After CIA worked as a senior Democrat Senate aide)

    01/23/2012 12:58:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post World ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    The Justice Department on Monday charged a former CIA officer with repeatedly leaking classified information, including the identities of agency operatives involved in the capture and interrogation of alleged terrorists. The case against John Kiriakou, who served as a senior Senate aide after ending his CIA career, extends the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on disclosures of national security secrets to journalist. Kiriakou, who was among the first to go public with details about the CIA’s use of water-boarding and other harsh interrogation measures, was charged with disclosing classified information to reporters and lying to the agency about the origin of...
  • Ruling on ethnic students program splits Arizona community

    01/15/2012 6:17:17 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/2012
    Years ago, many urban school districts around the country created ethnic studies programs in an effort to help minority students succeed in the classroom and learn about their heritage. The Tucson Unified School District in Arizona was no exception, considering about 61 percent of the student population there is Hispanic. The courses first started being offered a little more than ten years ago but top education officials in the state say the program has spiraled out of control in recent years because of failed oversight. Now the issue has a community divided. John Huppenthal, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, says...
  • Virginia court likely to allow Gingrich, Huntsman, Perry and Santorum on the ballot

    01/10/2012 5:34:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2012 | Tina Korbe
    The Virginia primary isn’t until March 6; who knows what will happen between now and then? Perhaps one or more candidates among Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum will have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure their names will appear on the Virginia ballot only to be out of the race by the beginning of March anyway.Nevertheless, those left out in the cold in Old Dominion haven’t given up without a fight — and it looks like they might win it after all. Recall that Perry has filed a ballot access lawsuit — in which he was...
  • Comic book hosts ‘gay’ wedding.ACLU among groups celebrating soldier 'marrying' his therapist

    01/08/2012 4:42:09 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 1+ views
    world net daily ^ | 1-8-12 | Drew Zahn
    “Life with Archie No. 16″ hits newsstands next week, featuring the interracial, same-sex wedding of character Lt. Kevin Keller, a white American soldier wounded in Iraq, and Clay Walker, the black physical therapist who helped him recover. Archie Comics CEO Jonathan Goldwater told CNN it’s part of a concerted effort to make Archie Andrews’ universe mirror the diversity and complexity of today’s world
  • STAND WITH JOE: PLEASE SIGN PETITION for Sheriff Joe Arpaio (FReep to beat ACLU petition)

    12/29/2011 10:40:46 AM PST · by montag813 · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Joe ^ | 12-29-2011 | Stand With Joe
    URGENT: PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THIS LINK to show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show we stand behind him. [UPDATE: The ACLU already has a petition calling for Arpaio's resignation with 16,911 signatures, and rising fast as LA RAZA and The People for the American Way...
  • Feds' War on Religion (Part 2 of 2)

    12/27/2011 4:48:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I documented more than a dozen ways in which, in just the past six months, the Obama administration is trampling on the religious liberties of America's finest military service members. (If you haven't read Part 1, you can find it at creators.com.) I am very disappointed by the dissolution of religious liberties in the U.S. military. Times have sadly and radically changed since my father served in World War II, since I served four years in the Air Force and since my two brothers, Wieland and Aaron, served in the Army in Vietnam. (My brother Wieland paid the...
  • Atheists Continue War on Christmas

    12/20/2011 5:45:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.13.11 | Raven Clabough
    For a number of Americans, the Christmas season is a time for joy and love, but for others, it’s an opportunity to stage a war against Christianity. The latest battle entails a blasphemous nativity scene from a group of atheists, which they have defended as a response to counteract the Christian “War on the Constitution.”  Wisconsin is once again at the center of a major dispute, this time because Governor Scott Walker made the mistake of referring to the “holiday” spruce as a “Christmas tree.” That prompted the Freedom from Religion Foundation to call Walker “a Teabagger governor wearing religion...
  • In Pitman (NJ), controversial Christmas banner polarizes Gloucester County borough

    12/20/2011 5:37:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies
    star ledger ^ | 12.16.11
    The big black letters on the water tower that looms over this small South Jersey town announce “Everybody likes Pitman.” Except that someone doesn’t. Or so say many of the borough’s residents. Located just 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia, the Gloucester County town has the rural feel of fictional Bedford Falls in “It’s a Wonderful Life” — the kind of town where the barber shop is called just that in a window sign and has a working barber pole spinning out front. There is no snow on the ground, but wreaths encircle lamp posts like halos, the marquee in front...
  • Holder Plays the Race Card Even Before Election Day (Without it the Left cannot win)

    12/20/2011 7:42:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2011 | Robert Knight
    Is it racist to require people to show a photo ID when they vote? You need a photo ID for nearly any meaningful transaction, such as cashing checks, including government checks. If this simple requirement “suppresses” the vote, maybe we need to ask why it’s such a great idea to push for universal suffrage for every adult who is merely breathing. Of course, even this latter requirement would suppress the vote in Chicago and New Orleans, where dead people get to vote all the time – and do so cheerfully! In a speech Tuesday at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library...
  • I am a socialist - Theodore Schroeder

    12/17/2011 12:58:31 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The name Theodore Schroeder probably seems like an obscure name to anybody who comes across my blog or happens to be a regular reader. I know it was obscure to me, when I came across a book titled Free Speech for Radicals. Written in 1916, this book is linked with a group which titled itself The Free Speech League.(FSL) The more I dug, the more I realized I found something worth blogging about. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (a place I normally wouldn't want anything to do with) has quite a bit of information about Schroeder Friends with anarchist Emma...
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS, ACLU Scum!(Now It's Backlash Time)

    12/17/2011 4:48:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 17, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Putting Christ back into Christmas... or else! _______________________________________________________________________ What a great idea... and beautifully produced and performed by vocalist Carrie Rinderer and the American Christian Life United (ACLU!) Choir... Video/more at Reaganite Republican_______________________________________________________________________ ~Say 'Merry Christmas'~ If you don’ see merry Christmas in the window, no you don’t go in that store If you don’t see merry Christmas in the window, yes you walk right by that door Oh it’s all about the little baby Jesus and my Savior’s birthIt’s the one and only reason that we celebrate the season wishing love to all and; peace upon the earth...
  • Merry Christmas, From Satan Claus

    12/16/2011 7:03:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 16, 2011 | MARK STEYN
    Christmas in America is a season of time-honored traditions: The sacred performance of the annual ACLU lawsuit over the presence of an insufficiently secular "holiday" tree. The ritual provocations of the atheist displays licensed by pitifully appeasing municipalities to sit between the menorah and the giant Frosty the Snowman. The familiar strains of every hack columnist's "war on Christmas" column rolling off the keyboard as easily as Richard Clayderman playing "Winter Wonderland" ... This year has been a choice year. A crucified skeleton Santa Claus was erected as part of the "holiday" display outside the Loudoun County courthouse in Virginia...
  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Press Conference Statements From 12/15/11

    12/16/2011 6:37:51 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 72 replies
    Maricopa County ^ | December 15, 2011 | Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    NEWS RELEASE Sheriff’s Response to DOJ Letter December 15, 2011 (Maricopa County, AZ) The following statements were made by Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a press conference held on 12/15/11 in response to the 22 page Department of Justice letter received 1 hour prior to DOJ press conference. “Before we get started today, I want to say something to the citizens of Arizona and the rest of the nation. On the surface, it may appear that today’s findings and actions by our federal government are directed towards this Sheriff and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The truth of the matter is...
  • At 84, she lacks ID, but not will to fight voter ID law [but ACLU will]

    12/15/2011 2:55:04 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 90 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 14 December 2011 | Bill Glauber
    The biggest opponent of the state's new voter ID law just may be an 84-year-old woman who stands less than 5 feet tall, has lived in the same house nearly her entire life and has served on her Village Board since 1996. Ruthelle Frank doesn't have a driver's license, doesn't have a birth certificate and hasn't been able to get a state identification card, which means that she could be out of luck the next time she tries to vote. "The whole thing upsets me," Frank said Wednesday. "You could live in the U.S. of A., live in the same...
  • ACLU sues Wisconsin over photo ID law

    12/14/2011 1:27:50 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukke Journal Sentinel ^ | 14 November 2011 | Jason Stein
    The American Civil Liberties Union sued the State of Wisconsin on Tuesday over a new law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification, charging that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit says that the state is infringing on some citizens' right to vote and to be treated equally under the law and amounts to a kind of poll tax on voters who lack the documents needed to get an approved ID. Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker, who is named in the lawsuit along with a long list of other state officials, have said they believe the measure...
  • 'Holiday' Out, 'Winter Celebration' In at U of M (Minnesota)

    12/12/2011 2:25:25 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 12-9-11 | joe mazan
    The University of Minnesota sent employees its seasonal celebration guidelines for office activities. The school recommends using "winter celebration" as terminology instead of "holiday party." Also they say to keep decorations, music, and food general, not specific to any religion. The University says the policy mirrors federal guidelines.
  • Justices Hear Arguments in a Police Search Case

    12/05/2011 9:15:59 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2011 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Police officers in Los Angeles stormed Augusta Millender’s home early one morning in 2003. They were looking for Ms. Millender’s foster son, Jerry Bowen, and for a shotgun he had used in a domestic assault. They found neither. But they did seize a gun owned by Ms. Millender, who was 73. The gun was legal, and she said she kept it for self-defense. Scalia, “If he’s so stupid that he executes a warrant that no reasonable officer could think was correct,” the justice said of a hypothetical officer, “he’s in the pot, right?” Both the National Rifle Association and the...
  • Occupy Boston’s “vision” of democracy: racism, crime and third world conditions

    12/01/2011 3:48:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-01-11 | Mataharley
    We now have a clearer picture of what the "occupy" movement has planned for their version of a new America... and it's a society that is riddled with drug crimes, sexual assaults, arguments, third world conditions and racism. Proudly solidified in the the ACLU's brief introduction, filed in the Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of the Occupy Boston movement, is a rather twisted vision of what the movement insists is "what Democracy should look like." Citizens walking by Dewey Square on Atlantic Avenue - or stopping in at Occupy Boston to satisfy their curiosity about what Occupy Boston is all...
  • Siri can't direct you to an abortion clinic

    12/01/2011 9:41:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 12/1/11 | John D. Sutter
    (CNN) -- Siri can help you find drugstores and bars, but the iPhone 4S digital assistant is clueless when it comes to the locations of abortion clinics, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The advocacy group this week launched an online petition asking people to send e-mails to Apple saying that "if Siri can tell us about Viagra, it should not provide bad or no information about contraceptives or abortion care. Send a message to Apple: Fix Siri." "Although it isn't clear that Apple is intentionally trying to promote an anti-choice agenda, it is distressing that Siri can point...
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas .... AGAIN...2011

    11/30/2011 8:48:32 AM PST · by 47samurai · 5 replies
    RadioActive with Steve Mitton ^ | 11-30-2011 | Steve Mitton
    According to the author, this will be the last year he posts this....copy it and pass it on. EVERY WHO DOWN IN WHOVILLE LIKED CHRISTMAS A LOT, BUT THE GRINCH, WHO LIVED JUST NORTH OF WHOVILLE, DID NOT. THE GRINCH HATED CHRISTMAS THE WHOLE CHRISTMAS SEASON. NO ONE KNOWS WHY, NO ONE KNOWS QUITE THE REASON. IT COULD HAVE BEEN THAT THE GRINCH WAS JEW, BUT HE WASN’T THE GRINCH SIMPLY HATED EACH WHO. HE HATED THEM ALL SINCE THEY ALL SEEMED SO HAPPY AND THE GRINCH'S ..........
  • ACLU sues AATA over refusal of anti-Israel bus advertisement

    11/29/2011 7:13:36 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 9 replies
    Annarbor.com ^ | 11-28-2011 | Cindy Heflin
    The ACLU has sued the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority and CEO Michael Ford over the agency’s refusal to accept an advertisement calling for a boycott of Israel from pro-Palestinian activist Blaine Coleman of Ann Arbor.The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Detroit alleges AATA violated Coleman’s First Amendment right to free speech and 14th Amendment right to due process. It argues AATA’s policy is vague and overly broad. It asks the court to order AATA to display the advertisement under the same terms offered to other advertisers and to award Coleman damages, court costs and reasonable attorney fees...Coleman sent...
  • Congress to Vote Next Week on EXPLICITLY Creating a Police State

    11/27/2011 7:22:36 AM PST · by DManA · 108 replies · 1+ views
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/27/2011 | Submitted by George Washington
    IF YOU THOUGHT POLICE BRUTALITY WAS BAD … WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT CONGRESS WANTS TO DO NEXT WEEK The police brutality against peaceful protesters in Berkeley, Davis, Oakland and elsewhere is bad enough. But next week, Congress will vote on explicitly creating a police state. The ACLU’s Washington legislative office explains: The Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a...