Category Archives: Crime & Punishment

WTF Florida?

It seems like the majority of the crazy news I have been hearing lately has been coming out of Florida.  Not that I’m surprised.  Living in the Short Bus State I can verify that we are inundated with crackpots and … Continue reading

My Favorite Story of 2013

There were countless events in 2013 that deserve the top spot in anyone’s list of “favorites”. But I think this is one of those stories that most of us can say truly touched our hearts, regardless of political affiliation. Amanda … Continue reading

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Judges Cure For “Affluenza” Killings Will Spread The Disease.

Disease, Disease, Spreading the disease With some help from [Judge Jean Boyd] He’ll bring the world down to its knees. Anthrax: Among The Living.* Much has been made of the decision by Judge Jean Boyd of Texas to allow 16 … Continue reading

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Well What Do You Know, It’s Actually Republicans Who Would Jail Clergy

Indiana’s recently amended marriage statutes have caused quite a bit of outrage, some legitimate, some not. First, there’s this headline: Indiana Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Felony Punishable by Prison Wrong. Indiana’s marriage statute makes it a felony to lie on … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: ‘Reasonable’ To Collect DNA Upon Arrest

On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled that police could take DNA samples routinely from people who have been arrested – even if they have not yet been convicted of a crime.  The police are then free to see if … Continue reading

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The ACLU Does Not Speak for This Democrat

Warning: Pissed-off rant to follow … My usual favorites in the lefty news outlets and blogosphere are falling all over themselves to defend a mass murderer over some misguided attempt to stand up for civil liberties. This is just the … Continue reading

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Why Do Republicans Hate America So Much?

In June of 2012 during a congressional hearing on a Republican proposal to cut nearly $17 Billion from scheduled infrastructure projects Peter Defazio, who happens to be my Representative, had a question for the Republicans on the committee:  “Why do you hate the country so … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech vs. Wall Street’s Interests

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”  –Henry David Thoreau You know that civil rights are in dire straits when Rage Against the Machine starts to seem eerily prescient. … Continue reading

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Leave Idiots Like Judson Phillips out of the Gun Debate

There is a rabid fool that lives in my state; one of many, but the others pale in comparison. Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation President and Tennessee’s own mouthpiece for the absurd, has a plan to prevent more school shootings: … Continue reading

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Atlas Whined

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession  with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, … Continue reading

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