March 2012

Poison Pen Alert

Get ready bloggers! We’re about to kick off our annual VAVE contest. For new members who may not be aware of these annual intellectual gymnastics that’s short for Vile and Vicious Epithets contest. The competition reckons to be especially keen this year with well-armed and seasoned veterans pitted against clever and creative newcomers. Originality, a quality that these recent members appear to have in abundance, will count heavily in the final judgment (sorry, I meant judging).

Pro Life? Not even anti abortionists...

Pro Life? Not even anti abortionists...
Wall Street's Spontaneous Abortionists

Cigarette and alcohol use by pregnant women has adverse effects on the fetus. Cigarette use causes an increase in SIDS and miscarriages. It is estimated that 3700 children die by the age of one month because of complications from the mother's smoking during pregnancy.

Pope calls for more killing...

Pope calls for more killing March 23rd, 2012
The Pope landed in Mexico today and doubled down on the failed drug war.

Catholic Church on Cannabis - 12/31/01


blog note

"Conservatives" and, apparently some judges, seem to have no trouble with the principle of "all for one" and the sovereignty of personal freedom, but struggle with the couplet line "one for all" (which libertarians find ridiculous). Responsible citizenship and commercial standards and practices we need to achieve such has been ignored, I fear, and the public discourse reduced to the catastrophic damages and costs of broccoli markets (about which Congress could be reasonably expected to legislate, I suppose).

What acronyms should we use for bills?

SCROTM Social Cival Reform of Telecom and Media

DA protecting law, or Zimmerman?

In my opinion, the D.A. is not protecting Zimmerman for political reasons. The Sanford police started doing the right thing, but they were stopped. The D.A. is protecting the Make My Day law. Subpoena his phone records. See how much he was involved in the 65 previous murders in his states. Did he make similar phone calls and visits to other police departments with these cases? Hmmm.

How does Trayvon get justice?

The more information that comes out the more it shows how our justice system works. Zimmerman called his father immediately after the shooting. I'd like to see a copy of his fathers phone records for that night. I'd like to know if his father who is a retired judge from Virginia contacted someone in power to try to prevent a real investigation. It would explain why high ranking officials allowed Zimmerman to be let free and take all evidence of the crime with him.

An Open Letter to George Zimmerman

By Jerry Waxman

March 29, 2012

Dear George,

Thom on the SCOTUS - is he WRONG? Answer from Thom please.

After publishing at a respected liberal blog Thom's perpective that the Supreme Court has no Constitutional authority to rescind laws enacted by Congress, I had a blogger post this rebuttal to Thom's perspective:

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Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.