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  • #OpenWhineWednesday – HOV Edition

    03/14/2018 7:43:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-14-18 | MOTUS
    "Visiting California, Trump says Gov. Jerry Brown is doing a ‘terrible job’"  Trump has repeatedly bashed the state, dismissing California as "out of control" during a 2017 interview, a comment he repeated Tuesday. I can’t speak to those allegations first hand but I can pass along this  #OpenWhineWednesday anecdote via my neighbor. He had been on a business trip in California last week. When I ran into him yesterday he had just received a citation in the mail for unlawfully using the HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lane while he was there. Oddly enough the citation was not because he...
  • Federal Judge Rules It’s Unconstitutional To Forbid Women Going Topless In Public

    02/15/2018 1:36:45 PM PST · by Enterprise · 135 replies
    http://thefederalist.com ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    "The brave women of Fort Collins, who for years have been struggling against the cruel oppression of breasts imprisoned in clothing, were cheered when last February U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson agreed with them. The law, said the judge, is based on gender discrimination, and violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of “the equal protection of the laws.”
  • Miami passes resolution condemning hate speech, violence against Muslims

    11/11/2016 12:23:34 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2016 | Paradise Afshar
    MIAMI - Nezar Hamze stood in front of the Miami Commission last week, holding back tears before thanking officials for placing a resolution condemning hate speech and violence against Muslims on the agenda. Hamze looked down, cleared his voice and began to speak. "Wanted to thank you for your courage commissioner," Hamze, operations director with the Council of American-Islamic Relations, and Broward Sheriff's Office deputy. "As a father I appreciate your courage. It's hard raising children when politicians attack your faith and for you to have the courage, the political courage, which is often absent, is tremendous." On Oct. 13,...
  • CA: Lawsuit Challenges Ban on School Carry on Equal Protection Grounds

    08/13/2016 12:12:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from dailybruin.org On August 8th a hearing is scheduled for the case of  Ulissies Garcia et al v Kamala D. Harris( Case 2:16-cv-02572-BRO-AFM ) . The case concerns bill SB 707, which bans people with concealed carry permits from carrying on school grounds, but allows certain retired government employees to do so.  The suit claims that the law violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Here is the argument from The Firearm Policy Center in California: FPF filed suit challenging SB 707, which divides law-abiding gun owners into two classes – and an upcoming hearing could...
  • Sowell: The Fraud Goes On

    06/27/2016 12:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 28, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution's requirement of "equal protection of the laws," by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal. Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that "separate but equal" facilities were consistent with the...
  • Sonoma County debuts court specializing in cases of homeless defendants

    04/17/2016 1:41:24 PM PDT · by rey · 7 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 15 April 2016
    Things were looking up for Roy Burress. After a few years living on the streets, he moved into a Santa Rosa motel converted to homeless and veteran housing where he started volunteering with an eye toward full-time employment. Then financial disaster struck. Burress was pulled over by the CHP for driving in the carpool lane on Highway 101. He was slapped with a $500 ticket. Fearing he would never be able to pay it and could lose his license, Burress turned to Sonoma County’s new homeless court, where Commissioner Anthony Wheeldin allowed him to work off the steep fine with...
  • Walmart wins suit against Puerto Rico; tax declared invalid

    03/28/2016 8:20:31 PM PDT · by cll · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 3/28/2016 | Danica Cotto
    <p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Retail giant Walmart won a legal victory Monday in a fight over taxation by Puerto Rico's government.</p> <p>A federal judge in the U.S. island territory ruled that a modified tangible-property tax is invalid. The ruling was issued as Puerto Rico's government rushes to find new sources of revenue and a debt restructuring mechanism from the U.S. Congress while struggling through a decade-long economic crisis.</p>
  • Walmart wins suit against Puerto Rico; tax declared invalid

    03/28/2016 6:53:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 7:54 PM EDT | Danica Coto
    Retail giant Walmart won a legal victory Monday in a fight over taxation by Puerto Rico’s government. A federal judge in the U.S. island territory ruled that a modified tangible-property tax is invalid. The ruling was issued as Puerto Rico’s government rushes to find new sources of revenue and a debt restructuring mechanism from the U.S. Congress while struggling through a decade-long economic crisis. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said his government will appeal the decision. “The judge just took away $100 million from the people of Puerto Rico and gave it to Walmart,” he said, referring to the revenue the...
  • Donald Trump Voters Told They Can't Rent Colorado Peace Activist's Apartment

    03/21/2016 7:56:47 AM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    Westword ^ | 03.21.2016 | Michael Roberts
    "For rent: Downtown apartment, 2 bedrooms. Includes organic garden space, hot tub, great backyard. You can bring your dogs if they have references as good as yours. If voting for Donald Trump, do not call." This ad appeared in The Nickel, a free paper in Grand Junction — and even before the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel published an article about it on Saturday, landlord Mark Holmes received push-back from fans of Donald Trump by way of ugly voicemail messages.
  • Donald Trump Voters Told They Can't Rent Colorado Peace Activist's Apartment

    03/21/2016 7:59:11 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 28 replies
    Westworld ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Roberts
    "For rent: Downtown apartment, 2 bedrooms. Includes organic garden space, hot tub, great backyard. You can bring your dogs if they have references as good as yours. If voting for Donald Trump, do not call." This ad appeared in The Nickel, a free paper in Grand Junction — and even before the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel published an article about it on Saturday, landlord Mark Holmes received push-back from fans of Donald Trump by way of ugly voicemail messages. And that's not to mention the comments that have appeared in posts about the ad that have appeared on conservative websites, some of...
  • You Can’t Live Here If You Are Voting For Donald Trump

    03/21/2016 9:29:38 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 71 replies
    cbs ^ | March 20, 2016
    Landlord Refuses To Rent Apartments To Anyone Who Supports Trump... GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – A landlord in Grand Junction is not breaking the law by refusing to lease an apartment to anyone who supports Donald Trump for president. According to The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Mark Holmes is renting out a two-bedroom apartment on Main Street, but he refuses to rent to anyone who supports Trump. The ad prompted people who don’t agree with his tactic to leave hate messages on Holmes’ voicemail. “I don’t know what to do anymore about what’s going on in this country,” he...
  • Prediction time: Will John Roberts break with the right on gay marriage too?

    06/25/2015 5:12:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Having totally predicted the outcome of today’s ObamaCare decision, I feel obliged to try to guess the vote count on tomorrow’s (or next week’s?) gay-marriage outcome too. In some ways this is an easier call than King v. Burwell, in some ways it’s harder. It’s easier in the sense that the outcome isn’t in doubt. There was, at least, a chance (according to some people, not me) that Roberts and Kennedy would side with the other conservatives and strike down federal O-Care subsidies. To predict King correctly, you had to guess the outcome before you guessed the votes. The gay-marriage...
  • LGBT State Workers Lose Protected Status (Kansas)

    02/10/2015 8:47:00 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    WIBW ^ | 2/10/15 | By: Melissa Brunner, Justin Surrency
    WIBW – Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the protected classes of state employees. His order rescinds a prior order from former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, which expanded the protections. Brownback also issued a separate order which includes language to encourage employment practices of veterans and people with disabilities. Executive Order 15-02 reaffirms the commitment of the State of Kansas to employment practices which do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry or age. It further establishes that state entities will implement employment management practices for veterans and...
  • Federal Judge Rules Florida Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    08/22/2014 2:11:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 8/21/14 | Curt Anderson
    A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled....
  • Committee to DOJ: IRS Official Denied Conservative Groups ‘Due Process and Equal Protection’

    04/09/2014 12:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2014 - 2:43 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Lois Lerner, who was director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Division, used her position in the IRS to deny conservative groups their constitutionally protected rights to due process and equal protection of the law, the House Ways and Means committee alleged today in what the committee called a “criminal referral letter” sent to Attorney General Eric Holder. The letter presents information the committee says “tends to show intentional wrongdoing, including targeting specific taxpayer groups for adverse treatment, making misleading statements to law enforcement, and the possible disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.” …
  • Law Enforcement Inequality

    01/27/2014 11:03:52 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 1 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 1/27/2014 | Guy Smith
    Inequality mainly evokes jealousy, but it can also get you killed. This week we face that dismal ritual of the State of the Union Address. I dearly long for days that existed before I did, when presidents summarized the national condition in a brief letter to Congress. Instead we witness an unseemly joint session where every move, gesture, utterance and blink is scripted except when Joe Wilson is around. Sustained applause for speaking common truths is a grand waste of energy and television bandwidth, though it may be the only exercise some congressmen get. Our Statist in Chief plans on...
  • You'd Better Believe This Is Obama's America

    06/10/2013 3:55:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 11, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Isn't it ironic that President Obama, having acquired the highest office in the land by agitating — all his political life — against privilege and discrimination, is now systematically wielding his executive power lawlessly to favor his friends and punish his enemies? We are witnessing an unmistakable pattern from Obama and those under his command of establishing different rules for different groups of Americans. I'm not just referring to his opportunistic championing of the "poor" and his vendetta against the "wealthy" or his relentless vilification of "fat cat banks," big corporations, private jet owners and the insurance, oil, coal, natural...
  • The 14th Admendment, section 1

    04/04/2013 12:00:51 PM PDT · by tiger-one · 13 replies
    Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
  • The Unions vs. Obamacare

    03/17/2013 9:58:42 AM PDT · by Dysart · 11 replies
    Weeklystandard ^ | 3-17-13 | Mark Hemingway
    "I heard [Obama] say, ‘If you like your health plan, you can keep it,’ ” John Wilhelm, chairman of Unite Here Health, representing 260,000 union workers, recently told the Wall Street Journal. “If I’m wrong, and the president does not intend to keep his word, I would have severe second thoughts about the law.” Besides Wilhelm, some of the nation’s largest union bosses have taken to publicly criticizing the Affordable Care Act.Of course, keeping your health care plan, like many Obama-care promises, has turned out to be demonstrably untrue. According to the Congressional Budget Office, about 7 million Americans stand to...
  • The most dangerous place in America

    01/14/2013 7:47:02 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 16 replies
    What is the most dangerous place in America? Is it the mean streets of the south side of Chicago? Well, it's very dangerous there, more dangerous than Afghanistan, apparently. But no, that is not the most dangerous place in America. Is it Detroit? No.  South Central LA? No. Miami? No. Is it the war zone we call our southern border? No. Those are very dangerous places, unfortunately. But the most dangerous place to be in America is in the womb of your mother. Abortion is the leading cause of death in this country. Think about that. What should be the...