LIBERTY: Cut the mic; go to jail

Monday, June 17, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/13/School-Violated-U-S-Constitution-and-Texas-Law-by-Censoring-Christian-Valedictorian

SCHOOL VIOLATED U.S. CONSTITUTION, TEXAS LAW BY CENSORING CHRISTIAN VALEDICTORIAN

by KEN KLUKOWSKI 14 Jun 2013, 4:13 AM PDT

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Joshua High School officials didn’t just act like a school bully when they turned off a valedictorian’s speech after the speaker mentioned Jesus. They also violated Texas law and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported that when a Christian valedictorian at Joshua High School referenced his faith in his graduation speech, school officials literally turned the microphone off. The valedictorian has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy to become an officer, and Principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the Navy saying that this young man is of poor character, attempting to persuade the Navy to refuse allowing this talented student to attend.

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This is wrong on just so many levels. Let’s see if I can point out a few.

Gooferment Skrules — wrong on so many levels.

Valedictorian — agreeing to a set of conditions and then breaking them.

Skrule bureaucrats — redlining speeches. (Guess they have never heard of prior restraint?)

Principal — what a pal; threatening a little kid. (Yeah, if you can’t have sex with them figure out other ways to <synonym for the act of procreation> with their lives.

Christian — going into the military? (Guess he’s got a different interpretation of ‘blessed are the peacemakers’!)

The Navy — why do you want a trouble maker? (Think you can change him?)

Attorney General for the State of Texas — hey, there’s laws being broken! get a posse a go fix it. Or send a Texas Ranger.

Attorney General for the USA — Hey, you remember the First Amendment? Get on it. (Yeah, with the various -gates going on in the District of Corruption, this is chump change.)

Argh!

Move along all you Sheeple; nothing to see here.

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POLITICAL: Congress shall make no law …

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/67260.html

FCC cracks down on religious broadcasters
By BROOKS BOLIEK | 10/31/11 3:29 PM EDT

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While the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau used the Anglers Order as the model to grant at least 298 other exemptions, the full commission overturned that decision Oct. 20 after objections were raised from a coalition of organizations for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The churches may still be eligible to win an exemption from the rules if they can prove they can’t afford closed captioning, but they now have to make their case individually.

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I think the headline writer has it exactly right.

If the FCC can demand that they do this, why not that?

What’s next? Mandatory Spanish Language. Non-discrimintation against pro-choice, homosexual, LGT, … politicians?

Argh!

Lay down with the Devil; wake up with fleas.

Or something like that.

These churches should have said on day one, “Excuse me, First Amendment, remember that? We ain’t even talking to youse bureaucrats. And, I’m calling my Uncle Vinny, … “.

Referring to a blogger or maybe an old reporter! Whatever did you think I meant?

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POLITICAL: Hillary and free speech; say one thing, do another

Saturday, February 19, 2011

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/02/free_speech_for.html

FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Free Speech for Them but Not for Us
David Henderson

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Does Hillary Clinton Understand Irony?

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech at George Washington University in which she criticized foreign governments for cracking down on freedom of speech.

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Right while Clinton was touting free speech and look at the back of the small room and could, presumably, see McGovern, goons roughed up McGovern and hauled him away. Did Hillary Clinton protest? No. She didn’t even miss a beat.

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Interesting. And, no media attention at all.

Hillary is making a lot of missteps if she’s trying to become President?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: An assault on the First?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/

U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs
Written by enigmax on July 16, 2010

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Indeed, 73,000 blogs is a significant number to take down in one swoop, regardless of what some users of the site may or may not have been doing. Time will tell if it was indeed a copyright complaint that took down the service but the signs are certainly there. Not so long ago the conclusion that this type of action could be taken on copyright grounds would have been dismissed out of hand, but the current atmosphere seems to be changing.

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Interesting. If the “wrong party” (R) had done this, then you’d expect to hear the media screaming like stuck pigs. But the “right party” (D) did it, so that makes it OK.

How soon, or how many times, do we have to learn to fight for our rights?

Now I don’t know much about the case. I don’t know if all 73k blogs were bad guys. I don’t know what precipitated “them” pulling the trigger. I do know in my gut that at least one of those was an innocent bystander.

Tonight, I’ll back up my blogs.

And, hope that the tyrants in power don’t pick on me!

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NEWJERSEY: An attack on First, Second, and Fifth Amendments

Saturday, June 12, 2010

http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=5897

New Jersey Politicians Want A List of NRA Members and their Employers!

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In a blatant attempt by entrenched New Jersey politicians to strong arm citizens who oppose their re-election, Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D-14) and her co-sponsors have introduced legislation which would require certain contributors to issue advocacy organizations, including the NRA, to have their names, addresses and their employers information sent to the government. A2595, if passed, will mandate that any issue advocacy organization classified under IRS Code as a 501(C) (3), 501 (C) (4) or 527 that engages in the election or defeat of any person to State or local elective office; the passage or defeat of any public question; or that provides political information on any candidate, must submit the names and addresses of contributors and their employers to the Election Law Enforcement Commission.

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Argh!

Is she, and the political elite, out of their minds?

Does she support “listing” the Teacher’s Union membership? Name and address!

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POLITICAL: O’Reilly vs. Weiner Over Gold Controversy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4210901/oreilly-vs-weiner-over-gold-controversy/?playlist_id=87937

O’Reilly vs. Weiner Over Gold Controversy

I listened to O’Reilly interview Wiener about Beck and Goldline. Now there is no doubt that Goldline is not my choice for a gold coin vendor. I recommend KITCO. And there is no doubt that they and Beck are tight. Like the View (i.e., where the hosts do a live in program ad read that appears like content), the ads are becoming part of the show. And, there is no doubt that Wiener has an agenda. Wiener has a whole industry to target; they have a lot of ripoffs, but he picks out Beck’s sponsor. There is no doubt that the liberals and their willing dupes in the media are out to silence Beck. Either by criticizing him, by their boycott, or now by their smear. It’s a sad day when a sitting member of Congress from the House of Reps takes such visibly partisan swipe at a media comentator. You never see that from the other side. The liberal Press wouldn’t tolerate it. We shouldn’t empower these criminals in the District of Corruption to attack law abiding members of the media and their sponsors with impunity.

Bottom line: (1) The citizens, who can vote, should be ashamed of this man’s attempted use of force in their name. (2) Everyone one should be upset about this backdoor attack on the First Amendment.

imho!

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POLITICAL: What about “free speech”?

Monday, May 10, 2010

http://www.sltrib.com/D=g/ci_15046518

Glover gets ovation, some boos at USU graduation
Some chided actor for not putting hand over heart at flag ceremony.
By Arrin Newton Brunson
Special To The Tribune
Updated: 05/08/2010 09:07:46 PM MDT

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He said he had been booed before. “People have problems sometimes with what I believe and who I talk to,” Glover told The Tribune . “I try to respect people, honor them.”

USU police Lt. Steve Milne, who prepared for protesters by banning signs inside the building during the ceremony, confiscated two posters.

“It is the Spectrum [arena], but this wasn’t a basketball game,” Milne told The Salt Lake Tribune .

It was the crowd surrounding critics that finally quieted the disruptive yelling. For Morgan Jackson, who came to watch her cousin Sidney Allen graduate, the constant booing a few rows behind her was “irritating.”

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Danny Glover is a left wing “loon” imho. Not that I always disagree with him, his statements, or his actions.

“Patriotism”, to me, means living up to the ideals of the nation. One of those ideals is “free speech”.

Glover’s is big man; he can take a little heckling. And, apparently from the report, did handle it well.

My concern is the police “banning signs” inside the building.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but that is NOT the police’s job: interfering with free speech. Political speech!

I assume that USU — Utah State University — is a gooferment college. At least, that’s what it appears to be on their website.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum is a building on the campus built with taxpayer funds.

I’m sure the University is well-involved with gooferment funding.

So will some one please explain to me how the protester’s free speech was abridged?

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POLITICAL: It wasn’t about “war”; it was about politics

Sunday, October 4, 2009

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Without-Bush-media-lose-interest-in-war-caskets-8310113-62427012.html

Without Bush, media lose interest in war caskets
By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
September 29, 2009

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But these days, the press hordes that once descended on Dover are gone, and there’s usually just one organization on hand. The Associated Press, which supplies photos to 1,500 U.S. newspapers and 4,000 Web sites, has had a photographer at every arrival for which permission was granted. “It’s our belief that this is important, that surely somewhere there is a paper, an audience, a readership, a family and a community for whom this homecoming is indeed news,” says Paul Colford, director of media relations for AP. “It’s been agreed internally that this is a responsibility for the AP to be there each and every time it is welcome.”

Colford says the AP has a photographer who lives within driving distance of Dover and is able to make it to the arrivals, no matter what time of day or night. As for the network news, it’s not so simple; a night arrival means overtime pay for a union camera crew. And then there’s the question of convenience. “It seems that if the weather is nice, and it’s during the day, we get a higher level of media to come down,” says Lt. Winter. “But a majority of our transfers occur in the early evening and overnight.”

So far this month, 38 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. For all of 2009, the number is 220 — more than any other single year and more than died in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 combined.

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So all those “anti war” zealots were just playing politics.

Despicable.

I’d like to see a congress critter at EVERY arrival. Some senior administration type too. Maybe we should have a Czar a day.

Sad!

These “representatives” should see the results of their decisions!

Of course, then the congress critters wouldn’t have tome to legislate. Not that is all bad either!

Argh!

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FUN: Michael Moore can’t sing, but he can bring back memories

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/09/leno-tuesday-ratings-.html

September 16, 2009

Jay Leno’s ratings drop notably for second episode

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The Leno episode featured an interview with Michael Moore in the studio

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I think Michael Moore is a muddled thinker. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed “The Times They Are A Changing”. While he’s no Dylan or PP&M, I can remember singing that in Greenwich Village along with all the other audience of the many folk singers.

For the times they are a changing?

How’s that “hope and change” working out for you?

For the loser now, Will be later to win, For the times they are a-changin’.

“We, The People” have been losing for a long time at the hands of the Political and Elite. Time for us to start winning.

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TECHNOLOGY: Freedom of the Press?

Monday, June 29, 2009

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Keeping News of Kidnapping Off Wikipedia

from ResourceShelf

From the Article: For seven months, The New York Times managed to keep out of the news the fact that one of its reporters, David Rohde, had been kidnapped by the Taliban. Days after Mr. Rohde was kidnapped in November, editing tussles began on his Wikipedia entry. But that was pretty …

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Doesn’t anyone think that this is manipulation of the news and casts a pall over Wikipedia as a “reliable” source?

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RANT: BOYCOTT Simon Malls!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/06/july_4_atlanta_tea_party_cance.html

June 23, 2009
July 4 Atlanta Tea Party Cancelled
Jason Lee

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With as many as 20,000 people attendance, the Atlanta Tea Party on April 15 was one of the largest and most successful Tea Parties in the country. The Atlanta Tea Party on July 4, 2009 had been expected to be just as large. Unfortunately, plans have changed. Simon Property Group has forced the cancellation of the Atlanta Tea Party.

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Following the money, connecting the dots:

   1. Gwinnett Place Mall shut down the Atlanta Tea Party.

   2. Simon Property Group owns Gwennett Place Mall.

   3. Melvin Simon (a Forbes 400 billionaire) is Co-chairman of Simon Property Group, Inc.

   4. Melvin Simon has provided large political contributions to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, John Edwards, the DNC and many other Democrats and Democrat organizations.

   5. Melvin Simon was a major contributor to Barack Obama inaugural committee and has given at least $1 million to the William J. Clinton foundation.

   6. Melvin’s wife, Bren, personally donated almost $100,000 to various political candidates, was a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, and contributed to President Obama’s inaugural committee.

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AND IN THE COMMENTS

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Two can play that game. Call for a boycott of all Simon Malls – there are plenty of alternatives looking for our dollar. Write to the merchants management and say why you will not shop at a Simon Mall – they suppress Freedom of Speech and the constitutional right to assemble. Boycotts worked in the South before, they will work again especially if wide spread throughout the country. Nobody tells Simon where to invest his money and it is his right to contribute to whichever candidate he thinks will benefit this country. But our choice of where to shop is beyond his reach. Not that one can’t smell the stink of perversion from Chicago via Washington. Hardball they want? Hardball they get.

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BOYCOTT Simon Malls!

http://www.simon.com/findamall/noflash/find_mall.aspx

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POLITICAL: Can’t beleive anything a politician or his pr flaks report

Monday, May 25, 2009

FROM DRUDGE:

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Obama observes Memorial Day at Arlington cemetery…

PLAYS GOLF?

Subject: Pool report 5/25/09

POTUS is, reportedly, golfing with Marvin Nicholson. No actual glimpses of the presidential golf game. Aides say POTUS paused at 3 p.m. to observe a moment of silence.

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Does anyone REALLY believe that?

I don’t!

Especially since he was out of sight.

Sorry.

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LIBERTY: for all ideas, tolerance. but, freedom for all regardless of ideas they hold

Sunday, February 15, 2009

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=30490  

Globalism vs. Ethno-nationalism
by Patrick J. Buchanan
01/30/2009

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Standing before the Siegessaule, the Victory Column that commemorates Prussia’s triumphs over Denmark, Austria and France in the wars that birthed the Second Reich, Barack Obama declared himself a “citizen of the world” and spoke of “a world that stands as one.”

Globalists rejoiced. And the election of this son of a white teenager from Kansas and a black academic from Kenya is said to have ushered us into the new “post-racial” age.

Are we deluding ourselves? Worldwide, the mightiest force of the 20th century, ethnonationalism — that creator and destroyer of nations and empires; that enduring drive of peoples for a nation-state where their faith and culture is dominant and their race or tribe is supreme — seems more manifest than ever.

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It does seem that the USA is bucking history. Fighting against a tide of religious zealotry. Seeking to maintain freedom in an ever increasing climate of tyranny.

We need to launch a new effort for “political freedom”, just like we have “religious freedom” here. With calm civility. Tolerance.

But we must stand firm that “all men are created equal”.

Unfortunately, e seem to also be swept into intolerance of any idea that doesn’t match our own.

Freedom for everyone!

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RANT: Don’t listen to celebs

Saturday, January 3, 2009

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5401129.ece

From The Times
December 27, 2008
Don’t take health tips from celebs if you know what’s good for you
David Rose

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From Madonna’s quest to “neutralise radiation” to Tom Cruise’s dismissals of psychiatry, celebrities are seldom shy about expressing their views on health and science – even when they appear not to know what they are talking about.

A roll call of public figures such as Cruise and Delia Smith have offered bogus advice or “quackery” this year, according to scientists and doctors. The charity Sense About Science is concerned that celebrities mislead the public when they endorse theories, diets or health products while misrepresenting the science involved.

Some – such as Oprah Winfrey and Kate Moss – espouse “detox” regimes, while others, such as Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, believe (mistakenly) that the Pill can cause cancer.

Nor are politicians exempt from lending credence to health myths. The US President-elect is among several American public figures who continue to suggest that the MMR vaccination is a potential cause of autism, despite an overwhelming weight of scientific evidence to the contrary.

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Why do people take anything from a celebrity?

Health advice, scientific advice, or political advice. Anything!

At least when Ted Turner gets up and pontificates his liberal agenda, he has made a contribution to the world. While I don’t agree with him, he has earned a listen. Madonna, Tom Cruise, and Kate Moss — please give me a break. They have the right to free speech; I have a right to ignore them.

Oprah is a special case of “speak with forked toungue”. Her Obama endorsement was plainly racist. She fell a bunch of notches in my opinion. Like Rosie O’D who was the “Queen of Nice” until she let fame get to her, there was a double cross.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

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RANT: 90 days in prison for refusing to stand

Saturday, November 15, 2008


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” is a concept taught in American schools as a fundamental truth that all people are deserving of respect and life and prosperity. Why then is Ian Freeman in prison for the next 100 days?

read more | digg story

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Here’s the video! I still think this is an over-reaction by the gooferment. Like Gandhi, Ian is showing them up for what they are. A gang writ large.

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