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  • The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes

    09/04/2012 2:50:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 3, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes The following rich liberals have all used legal tax shelters to legally lower their taxes:Debbie Wasserman SchultzThe Weekly Standard reports:Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past.Nancy PelosiThe Daily...

    08/08/2012 10:21:42 AM PDT · by MrChips · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior. His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.” “African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline,” said the order, titled “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence.” Because of those causes, the...
  • The Minority Victim Value Index

    08/09/2012 4:47:51 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Wednesday, August 08, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Toward the end of Animal Farm when the formerly revolutionary seven commandments have been rewritten to "All Animals are Equal... But Some Animals are More Equal than Others", what began with the promise of equality has reverted to an authoritarian caste system. America's civil rights revolution similarly began with, "All Americans are Equal" and ended up with, "All Americans are Equal... But Some Americans are More Equal than Others." Liberals have seized the commanding heights of the moral high ground by presenting themselves as the protectors of minorities and vowing to replace one racist system with an equally racist, anti-racist...
  • Michelle Obama slaps ‘corporate’ work, ‘fat paychecks’

    06/18/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama took her inspirational family story on the road over the weekend, telling the graduating class of Oregon State University that having a corner corporate office and a big paycheck isn’t the prize it looks like when entering the job market. “Success isn’t about how your life looks to others, it’s about how it feels to you,” Obama said Sunday, retelling how she and her brother, Oregon men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, grew up in a small Chicago home pushed by parents who said “be true to ourselves.” For both, she said, that meant throwing away their...
  • N. Korea: 'He couldn't speak English, didn't pass any exams (but more equal than others)

    12/23/2011 3:41:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/11 | Allan Hall
    'He couldn't speak English, didn't pass any exams and was obsessed with basketball and computer games': Kim Jong Un's Swiss school days revealed By Allan Hall Last updated at 4:14 PM on 22nd December 2011 He is the heir poised to become the next leader of rogue state North Korea. But a probe into the school days of Kim Jong Un - youngest son of dictator Kim Jong Il - proves he is little more than an academic failure who squandered his education playing computer games and basketball. /snip But the signs are not good. Despite having thousands of pounds...
  • How Captain Elliot’s Party Boats Got an Obamacare Waiver

    11/15/2010 9:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    verum serum ^ | 11/15/10 | John
    Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit noted over the weekend that buried deep on the HHS website is a list of over 100 companies/organizations that have been granted waivers from the new health care law. Some of the companies on the list are well know, e.g. Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel restaurants and CIGNA health insurance. Others on the list seem conspicuous because of their small size. For instance, how did a company called Captain Elliot’s Party Boats get a waiver for their 10 employees? It turns out Captain Elliot’s Party Boats is the name of a company in Freeport, Texas...
  • 41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone

    09/10/2010 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 140 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | Andrew Malcom
    Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp. Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest. They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations. We...
  • Are Cameras the New Guns?

    06/03/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT · by RoseyT · 56 replies · 1,031+ views ^ | 6/2/2010 | Wendy McElroy
    In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists. The legal justification for arresting the "shooter" rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which...
  • Does Ted Kennedy deserve his extended cancer care?

    07/23/2009 12:29:02 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies · 1,338+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2009 | James Lewis
    Senator Ted Kennedy, who is now 76 years old and was ( diagnosed with brain cancer) in May of last year, is telling the world that nationalized medical care is "the cause of his life." He wants to see it pass as soon as possible, before he departs this vale of tears. The prospect of Kennedy's passing is viewed by the liberal press with anticipatory tears and mourning. But they are not asking the proper question by their own lights: That question -- which will be asked for you and me when we reach his age and state in life...
  • Citigroup Bailout Blasted [reader comments]

    11/24/2008 3:49:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 839+ views
    The Washington Post - dot.comments ^ | 2008-11-24 | Doug Feaver
    Our Readers Who Comment are up in arms this morning about the news that the government will protect Citigroup against potential losses on a $306 billion pool of troubled assets. Those readers have hated bailouts from the moment they were first proposed, and that anger has not diminished in the weeks since. They complain that huge banking companies who stiff them with astronomical interest charges for being a day or two late on their credit cards are getting help, but they're not. They wonder why government seems less willing to assist the auto industry and its threatened workers than it...
  • Shame of the Fact-Checkers

    10/06/2008 3:47:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 06, 2008 | The Editors
    October 06, 2008, 9:20 a.m. Shame of the Fact-CheckersBy the Editors American journalists take pride in policing political debates for inaccuracies. During the last few election cycles, many news outlets have institutionalized a “factchecking” feature that grades politicians’ veracity during campaigns. Over the last few months, a number of journalists have suggested that John McCain is running a particularly dishonest and dishonorable campaign and that journalists should not allow the desire to be even-handed keep them from saying so. That judgment, by our lights, tells us more about journalists’ political inclinations than about the campaigns. Neither the Republican nor...
  • Report: Rangel's Congress Parking Perk Breaks Law **GASP** (Charlie RAT-NY gets towed!)

    09/18/2008 6:37:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 331+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 9/18/08
    Report: Rangel's Congress Parking Perk Breaks LawNY Dem Has Parked 1972 Silver Mercedes-Benz In House Of Representatives Indoor Lot Sep 18, 2008 2:16 pm US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) - Rep. Charles Rangel is under fire again, this time for stashing an old car without license plates in a congressional parking garage. **SNIP** The Post said Rangel's registration on the vehicle, which is covered with a tarp and has no license plates, expired in 2004. House rules require cars to display proper identification including plates and forbid use of the garage for storage. Also, the House Web site says anyone with...
  • Man Shot After Shooting Police Dog: Family Outraged

    05/07/2008 6:09:50 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 369 replies · 492+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | May 7, 2008 | Michael Hasch
    A Knoxville man shot and killed a Pittsburgh police dog Tuesday before the canine's handler returned fire, killing the man in what city police Chief Nate Harper called "an unfortunate" but justifiable action. The shooting outraged and angered the family of the 19-year-old man, Justin Jackson. He was pronounced dead by a passing paramedic almost immediately after the shooting that occurred at 6:53 p.m. in front of the UPMC facility on Arlington Avenue on the border of Knoxville and Mt. Oliver. Harper said the dog's handler ordered the canine -- a 6-year-old German shepherd named Aulf -- to attack after...
  • O.C. Legislator Works to Stop Abuse of License Plates(CA)

    04/08/2008 10:42:20 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 167+ views
    orange county register ^ | April 7, 2008 | JENNIFER MUIR and BRIAN JOSEPH
    SACRAMENTO – Saying that government employees shouldn't be able to evade traffic tickets because they have secret license plates, Assemblyman Todd Spitzer said Monday that he will propose legislation to help traffic enforcement agencies pierce the shield. Spitzer was responding to an Orange County Register investigation that showed that a Department of Motor Vehicles program designed to protect law enforcement from criminals was giving them another kind of protection: They can drive on toll roads without paying, run red light cameras with impunity and park illegally. For example, 3,722 public employees have run the 91 Express Lanes in the past...
  • Hillary Election Shennanigans in New York?

    02/05/2008 10:32:01 AM PST · by Cincinnatus · 30 replies · 287+ views
    vanity | 02/05/08 | Cincinnatus
    Add another one to the bizarro world of New York politics. It appears that the names of all four of the dropouts in the Democrat primary still appear on the ballot. Now, just which one of the two remaining candidates would benefit by a split of the vote? The Board of Elections has an excuse: "because the candidates dropped out of the race too late for their names to be removed from the ballot." Fair enough. But wait, Dodd and Biden dropped out before Fred Thompson. Kucinich dropped out before Giuliani, and Edwards dropped out the same day as Giuliani....
  • Gore Completes Renovations to Tenn. Home

    12/13/2007 12:25:15 PM PST · by 10Ring · 81 replies · 212+ views
    AP ^ | 12/13/2007 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Al Gore, who was criticized for high electric bills at his Tennessee mansion, has completed a host of improvements to make the home more energy efficient, and a building-industry group has praised the house as one of the nation's most environmentally friendly. The former vice president has installed solar panels, a rainwater-collection system and geothermal heating. He also replaced all incandescent lights with compact fluorescent or light-emitting diode bulbs. "Short of tearing it down and staring anew, I don't know how it could have been rated any higher," said Kim Shinn of the U.S. Green Building...
  • Dems: Amen to Ramadan, but forget about Christmas

    12/12/2007 8:32:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 493+ views
    WND ^ | 12-12-2007 | Bob Unruh
    Only weeks after voting for a resolution that "recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world," nine Democrats in the U.S. House refused to vote for a Christmas resolution that condemns the worldwide persecution of Christians.
  • Dems: Amen to Ramadan, but forget about Christmas

    12/12/2007 8:32:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 103+ views
    WND ^ | 12-12-2007 | Bob Unruh
    Only weeks after voting for a resolution that "recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world," nine Democrats in the U.S. House refused to vote for a Christmas resolution that condemns the worldwide persecution of Christians.
  • CBS 46 Investigates: Cops Over The Limit

    11/27/2007 7:02:45 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 21 replies · 927+ views
    WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA ^ | 11/21/07 | WGCL - Atlanta Staff
    Investigative reporter Wendy Saltzman discovered more than 100 law enforcement officers have been arrested in Georgia for driving under the influence. Her investigation found some of them asked for favors, some wrecked department cars, and some were given special treatment. "I think that is outrageous frankly," said police psychologist Dr. Anthony Stone. "I can't imagine their being fit for duty, because almost by definition they have a drinking problem," Stone said. Habersham County Sheriff’s Captain Freddie Chapman has been arrested 4 times on alcohol related charges spanning back to an underage alcohol violation in 1988. His offenses also include three...
  • Mexican Senate Outraged over US Deportation of Illegal Immigrant Elvira Arellano

    08/26/2007 10:39:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 26 replies · 492+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 25 Aug 2007 | John Semmens
    The Mexican Senate is urging President Felipe Calderon to send a stern note protesting the U.S.’s deportation of Elvira Arellano. Arellano is the illegal immigrant who had taken refuge in a Chicago church for the last year. She was apprehended and deported by U.S. authorities after she snuck out of the church and gave a speech to an illegal immigrant rights rally in Los Angeles. “For the Americans to deny her the human right to live in freedom and prosperity and forcibly send her back here is a crime,” charged Senator Ernesto Mentiroso (PRD-Sonora). “Mexico is no place for a...
  • Gore Goes Guilty (Won't do time even if he wants to)

    07/30/2007 11:20:20 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 57 replies · 1,808+ views
    TMZ ^ | 7/30/07 | TMZ Staff
    Al Gore III pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs, but a judge told the former Veep's son he can withdraw that plea and have the charges dropped if he successfully completes a drug diversion program. What a bargain! Cops say the 24-year-old was going 100+ MPH in his Prius on an Orange County freeway when they pulled him over. Multiple drugs were found in his car.
  • Illegal Immigrants Upset Because Law Applies to Them Too

    07/18/2007 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies · 1,581+ views
    Red State ^ | July 17, 2007
    The Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois has been up in arms lately over a City Council resolution that would allow Waukegan police officers to begin deportation proceedings against immigrants convicted of felonies.,1,48589... The major thrust of this story is that the immigrants and the groups supporting them are upset essentially because the city is applying a version of federal law that allows for all immigrants, legal or illegal, to be deported if they commit felonies. Imagine that, getting felons off the street... I'm against police officers arbitrarily making false pretextual stops (Whren v. U.S.), so that concern might be...
  • N.M. college doors open for undocumented

    07/16/2007 3:06:14 PM PDT · by Sonora · 51 replies · 1,517+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 16, 2007 | Associated Press
    N.M. college doors open for undocumented By Associated Press July 16, 2007 FORT COLLINS - At least 10 undocumented students from Colorado will get to attend classes at the University of New Mexico this fall, with many not having to pay for tuition or books. A new Colorado law prohibits state colleges from providing in- state tuition to undocumented immigrants. In New Mexico, the state is barred from denying education benefits based on immigration status, said Terry Babbitt, director of admissions for the University of New Mexico. While New Mexico's state financial aid is intended for residents, Poudre High School...
  • (Mugabe's Zimbabwe) Business Execs Arrested For Refusing To Cut Prices

    07/09/2007 1:18:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 928+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | July 9, 2007 | Angus Shaw
    Business execs arrested for refusing to cut prices By Angus Shaw ASSOCIATED PRESS July 9, 2007 HARARE, Zimbabwe – Police arrested 16 more business leaders in a crackdown on those suspected of violating the government's order to slash prices by 50 percent, the official media reported yesterday. The mandated price cuts ordered more than two weeks ago are a desperate attempt to confront inflation that has spun out of control during Zimbabwe's economic crisis. The falling prices have caused stampedes, panic buying and near-riots. Among those arrested in the latest sweep were the directors of Edgars, a leading clothing and...
  • Bogus Claims of Bigotry

    07/05/2007 8:11:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 562+ views ^ | July 5, 2007 | Steve Chapman
    Back in the late 1960s, in the heyday of the civil rights movement, I remember a black activist complaining that movies and TV programs treated blacks too respectfully, as if they all resembled Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll -- soft-spoken, noble and almost angelic. We would know things had really changed for the better, he said, when we saw blacks in deodorant commercials, an admission that they could smell bad just like anyone else. In the political world, that day arrived some time ago. African-American and Latino politicians are subject to the same vicious, slimy, partisan mauling as other candidates,...
  • Random Tax Audits ... but not of illegals

    07/02/2007 3:09:44 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 17 replies · 1,247+ views
    Bloomington Pantagraph ^ | 7-1-07 | Tom Herman
    Random tax audtis are coming back. Beginning this fall, the IRS plans to revive a once controversial practice of randomly targeting thousands of taxpayers for audits, even when the agency has no reason to suspect them of wrong doing. IRS officials expect the tax probes to provide fresh data to update the top sccret formulas the agency uses to help select which returns to audit and thus enable it to do a better job. The first wave of random audits will start in October and target about 13,000 income tax returns for the 2006 tax year, selected from various income...
  • Twin Cities / Female worker's suit can proceed (illegal)

    06/07/2007 8:21:09 AM PDT · by Lijahsbubbe · 69 replies · 1,179+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 06/06/2007 11:06:32 PM CDT | SHANNON PRATHER
    A female worker's immigration status doesn't bar her from a filing a sexual harassment lawsuit, a federal judge in Minneapolis has ruled. Maria Torres, a cook at the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood, accused her boss of making sexually suggestive remarks, touching her and showing up unannounced at her house. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Torres filed a harassment and retaliation lawsuit, alleging Perkins started investigating her immigration status only after she complained. Attorneys for Perkins tried to have the case dismissed, arguing her suspected status as an undocumented worker barred her and the...
  • Australian pub bars heterosexuals

    05/28/2007 8:42:17 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 25 replies · 824+ views ^ | 05/28/2007 |
    A gay pub in the city of Melbourne has won the right to ban heterosexuals - the first time such legislation has been passed in Australia. The Victorian state civil and administrative tribunal ruled the Peel Hotel could ban patrons based on their sexual orientation. The pub's management said the move would stop groups of heterosexual men and women abusing gay people. Civil liberties groups have supported the decision. 'SAFE BALANCE' The tribunal's president said groups of straight women found homosexual men entertaining but that such attention was dehumanising, the BBC's Phil Mercer in Sydney says. Managers complained raucous hen...
  • China aghast at ‘sacrifice’ of 288 pupils

    05/07/2007 6:37:03 AM PDT · by oblomov · 12 replies · 1,307+ views
    Times of London ^ | 6 may 2007 | Michael Sheridan
    WHEN the first flames flared around the theatre’s stage, many of the excited Chinese children watching must have thought it was all part of the show. Within minutes 288 of them were dead, a tragedy that has haunted their parents for more than a decade but was forgotten by many as China began its headlong rush to prosperity. It is not forgotten any more, thanks to a band of internet campaigners who have exposed the shameful truth: the schoolchildren perished because they were ordered to sit down in their theatre seats so that Communist party officials could leave first. The...
  • D.C. Lawyer Demands ABC News Keep His Client Secret

    05/02/2007 11:13:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies · 1,698+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2007 | Brian Ross
    The lawyer for a "government witness" in the federal prosecution of Jeane Palfrey, the accused D.C. Madam, is demanding his client's name not be broadcast by ABC News. In a letter to ABC News, Steven Salky of Zuckerman Spaeder in Washington, D.C., said he has "reason to believe" that his client might be named in this Friday's "20/20" report about the alleged prostitution ring. But Salky did not identify who his client is. ABC News has made contact with an extensive list of men traced to phone records of Palfrey's escort service business. In his letter to ABC News, Salky...
  • The Thought Police

    05/01/2007 11:24:42 PM PDT · by epow · 13 replies · 1,131+ views
    AFA site ^ | 5/1/07 | Chuck Colson
    The Thought Police By Chuck Colson 5/1/2007 What the Hate Crimes Law Would Do In George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, the government Thought Police constantly spies on citizens to make sure they are not thinking rebellious thoughts. Thought crimes are severely punished by Big Brother. 1984 was intended as a warning against totalitarian governments that enslave and control their citizens. Never have we needed this warning more urgently than now, because America’s Thought Police are knocking on your door. Last week the House Judiciary Committee, egged on by radical homosexual groups, passed what can only be called a Thought Crimes...
  • Barbara Walters On Rosie's Gun Control Surrender: 'Made Me Sad'

    04/18/2007 11:33:31 AM PDT · by meg88 · 69 replies · 2,647+ views ^ | April 18, 2007 - 14:02. | Justin McCarthy
    After a demoralized Rosie O’Donnell stated the previous day that she gave up on gun control, Barbara Walters, on the April 18 edition of "The View," expressed disappointment in Rosie’s surrender. Rosie, again expressed her frustration with not accomplishing anything in the eight years since the Columbine massacre. Perhaps disarming her bodyguards would be a start. BARBARA WALTERS: When I'm not on, I watch the program. And, I mean this tragedy that has happened is so terrible, but you Rosie are always so passionate. Right or wrong, you're passionate. You care. And you're one of the people who talked about...
  • Gore Refuses to Take Personal Energy Ethics Pledge

    GORE REFUSES TO TAKE PERSONAL ENERGY ETHICS PLEDGE WASHINGTON, DC ? Former Vice President Al Gore refused to take a ?Personal Energy Ethics Pledge? today to consume no more energy than the average American household. The pledge was presented to Gore by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, during today?s global warming hearing. Senator Inhofe showed Gore a film frame from ?An Inconvenient Truth? where it asks viewers: ?Are you ready to change the way you live?? Gore has been criticized for excessive home energy usage at his residence in Tennessee. His electricity...
  • Ted Kennedy Wants Windmills Killed

    02/27/2006 1:17:48 PM PST · by ncountylee · 65 replies · 2,381+ views
    newsmax ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Self-proclaimed alternative energy proponent Sen. Ted Kennedy has strongly opposed an environmentally friendly "wind farm” off the coast of Massachusetts – and now it appears Kennedy will have his way. A proposal before Congress would limit the construction of wind turbines and most likely doom plans for the Cape Wind Project, the nation’s first offshore wind farm. [Editor’s Note: Read the book that first exposed Sen. Kennedy’s hypocrisy -- Go Here Now.] "This is a dire moment for us,” declared Mark Rodgers, a Cape Wind Associates spokesman, who said the proposal "would be totally fatal” for the project. The Cape...
  • Mercenaries guard homes of the rich in New Orleans

    09/12/2005 7:07:38 AM PDT · by linkinpunk · 288 replies · 4,916+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 9/12/05
    Mercenaries guard homes of the rich in New Orleans Jamie Wilson in New Orleans Monday September 12, 2005 The Guardian Hundreds of mercenaries have descended on New Orleans to guard the property of the city's millionaires from looters. The heavily armed men, employed by private military companies including Blackwater and ISI, are part of the militarisation of a city which had a reputation for being one of the most relaxed and easy-going in America. After scenes of looting and lawlessness in the days immediately after Hurricane Katrina struck, New Orleans has turned into an armed camp, patrolled by thousands of...
  • Kansas immigrant-tuition lawsuit dismissed

    07/05/2005 3:56:06 PM PDT · by jackbenimble · 38 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Posted on Tue, Jul. 05, 2005 | By JIM SULLINGER
    TOPEKA — A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas law that allows eligible undocumented aliens to receive in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. U.S. District Judge Richard Rogers wrote in his decision that 24 out-of-state students at Kansas universities did not have the right to challenge the law. The lawsuit was financed by the Washington-based Federation for American Immigration reform. At least seven states have similar statutes and the Kansas lawsuit was considered the first test case whose outcome could have a national impact. Kris Kobach, attorney for the plaintiffs, argued that the state law violated...
  • CBS News supports censoring blogs

    12/09/2004 10:18:50 PM PST · by weegee · 88 replies · 2,117+ views
    Lone Star Times ^ | 12-09-2004 | David_Wildes
    When I was linking to CBS News for my Stupefy Me report earlier today (directly below), I came across this gem of a story (FR THREAD ON THE CBS ARTICLE: Blogs: New Medium, Old Politics NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2004). It appears that CBS News not only is striking back at the blogs and bloggers that took out Dan Rather and embarrassed their entire organization, but they are also supporting censorship of us rascally citizens. Internet blogs are providing a new and unregulated medium for politically motivated attacks. With the same First Amendment protections as newspapers, blogs are increasingly gaining...
  • Moore or less (Great Editorial on Moore!!!)

    05/18/2004 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 64 replies · 808+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 19/05/2004 | Wednesday 19 May 2004
    It must have been a gruesome sight: the elite of the Cannes film festival applauding someone even more self-regarding than themselves. Michael Moore, portly archpriest of the anti-Bush cult, premiered his film Fahrenheit 9/11 at the festival this week. The American documentary-maker sent three undercover film crews to Iraq; they returned with footage - included in the film - claiming to show US soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. If such abuse occurred, then it should be condemned. But no one should rush to judgment on the basis of allegations emanating from Mr Moore. Many of the claims made in Bowling for...
  • Legislator denies DUI charge

    02/07/2004 6:26:58 PM PST · by TankerKC · 28 replies · 463+ views
    Montgomery Advertiser ^ | February 7, 2004 | Crystal Bonvillian
    <p>Authorities stopped state Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, for suspected drunken driving Wednesday night, but instead of arresting him, a Montgomery County sheriff's supervisor drove him home.</p> <p>The Sheriff's Department followed state law that prevents law enforcement officers from arresting or citing legislators for a crime -- except for felonies, treason or breach of peace -- during attendances of a legislative session or going to or from a session.</p>
  • Irate Senator Gets His Money Back Bank (More Equal Than Others Alert)

    10/18/2003 5:06:37 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 28 replies · 393+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 101803 | Tom Jackman
    Irate Senator Gets His Money Back Bank, Blasted as 'Stupid,' Replaces $4,000 Stolen From Wife By Tom Jackman Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, October 18, 2003; Page B01 The day after his wife was abducted and forced to withdraw cash from a McLean bank, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) called the branch manager and chastised her for the bank's "stupid" actions during the robbery and soon was refunded the $4,000 that was stolen, three Wachovia employees said. The branch manager, Parisa Davoudian, said Gregg hung up on her after demanding to speak to a higher-ranking Wachovia Bank official. Davoudian and two...
  • There is a medical problem with being blind to race(CA Prop54-Another lie from the Houston Chron)

    09/01/2003 10:54:29 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 23 replies · 428+ views
    Have you heard about the latest California crusade? It's called Proposition 54, and it's based on the utopian ideal that race doesn't matter. The proposition stipulates that state and local officials can't collect or use information regarding someone's race, ethnicity, color or national origin for the purpose of public education, public contracting, public employment or other government operations. The mastermind behind Prop. 54 is a mild-mannered man by the name of Ward Connerly. He also happens to be African-American. But people are warned not to use that term in his presence. As Connerly sees it, race isn't real. Well, in...
  • 'Gay' film a how-to of Hollywood

    08/08/2003 7:30:31 PM PDT · by weegee · 31 replies · 429+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | August 08, 2003 | By Lynn Elber
    'Gay' film a how-to of Hollywood By Lynn Elber, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Given television's gay boomlet, filmmaker Jeremy Simmons' concerns about his new documentary, "The AMC Project: Gay Hollywood," appear misplaced. "With a name like 'Gay Hollywood,' maybe not everyone will tune in," Simmons said. "Which is kind of unfortunate, because I think it appeals to much more than gay people." Other gay-themed shows certainly have. "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" has done so well for Bravo that parent NBC has aired the makeover show once, plans to air another episode Thursday - and has arranged...
  • Legend of Powerful, Closeted Gays Confronted [Bakersfield, CA]

    03/27/2003 5:36:56 AM PST · by Illbay · 11 replies · 839+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2003 | Brian Melley
    For years, legend had it that there was a group of powerful men in Bakersfield secretly living gay lives, sometimes with deadly consequences. When the county's No. 2 prosecutor was stabbed to death in his home last year, the "Lords of Bakersfield" legend broke out into the open and the city's daily newspaper decided to confront it head-on.In a series of stories that ran in January, The Bakersfield Californian found evidence of a ring of closeted gay men who had sex with teenage boys and used their influence to keep from being prosecuted. Four of the men ended up slain...