Category Archives: The Constitution

Yeah, About That 2nd Amendment Thing…

An interesting video from Disturb Reality: “What happens when a white guy walks down the street with an AR-15 versus what happens when a black guy walks down the street with same gun and same laws.”   Wonder if the NRA saw this video… nah, I’m sure they’d be screaming about this black gentleman’s rights… aren’t you? – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, and World News

Lead Story ♀ ‘ISIS Hit List’ Targeting Law Enforcement Actually Made By Right-Wing Christians (SCREENSHOTS) – Your not going to freak out our followers unless your way more threatening.  Here, let us help you. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ There Are No Abortion Cakes ♀ Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education – When exactly did our government make the decision that the best method to deal with any problem is the one that won’t work? – Read the full article

Dear Right Wing Fundamentalist Whacko: Stop Being Stupid

Alabama’s Jackson County Commissioner Tim Guffey (R. of course) wants to erect 3 monuments outside the county courthouse. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Ten Commandments. Guffey says that displaying the Ten Commandments is not a promotion of any particular religious outlook: Guffey says he wants to be sure the public understands the reasoning behind the proposal. – Read the full article

Contra Frank

Thomas Frank is a columnist for Salon and his effort today is certain to get a lot of attention, mainly from gleeful right-wingers pointing to Frank’s article as proof from the left that President Obama is a failure. The title of Frank’s column is Admit It: Obama Has Failed. – Read the full article

Roberts Other ACA Ruling May Kill Obamacare, Or Not

When the Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate in Obamacare was constitutional the vote of the Chief Justice was the focus of much discussion.   Conservatives lost their cool, accusing Justice John Roberts of being a traitor while liberals celebrated the survival of Obamacare thanks in no small part to Roberts’ ruling. – Read the full article

Hobby Lobby and the Right’s Phony Christianity

As everyone has heard by now, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby against the contraceptives mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Samuel Alito (I will not call him “Justice”), attempted to cover the Supreme Court’s ass in the majority opinion by stating: “This decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate, and should not be understood to mean that all insurance mandates, that is for blood transfusions or vaccinations, necessarily fail if they conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs.” Well isn’t that convenient, and also bullshit; the “Supreme” Court cannot make a decision like this, and believe it will not be used as precedent for future cases. – Read the full article

Navigating the Politicized Return of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl Sgt. Berghdahl in captivity Since Saturday’s prisoner exchange of Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl’s for five Guantanamo Bay, “Gitmo”detainees”, whose freedom was brokered by the Qartar government with Afghan insurgents, controversy and rehashing American policies in dealing with the enemy have plagued the Administration. – Read the full article

Republicans Use Crisis To Dismantle Good Government Programs

In 2006 Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. That law requires the Postal Service to prefund 75 years of potential benefit obligations, and spells out in detail the amounts that must be given to the treasury year by year for that mandate: “(3)(A) The United States Postal Service shall pay into such Fund–“(i) $5,400,000,000, not later than September 30, 2007; “(ii) $5,600,000,000, not later than September 30, 2008; “(iii)$5,400,000,000, not later than September 30, 2009; [etc. – Read the full article

The New Nimbies

A brand new species of Nimby was discovered in Georgia last week. For those who don’t know, Nimby is an acronym for “Not in my back yard”; which the Oxford dictionary defines this way: “A person who objects to the siting of something perceived as unpleasant or potentially dangerous in their own neighborhood, such as a landfill or hazardous waste facility, especially while raising no such objections to similar developments elsewhere.” While Nimby sightings are common at protests against everything from toxic dumps to wind farms, the open carry Nimby is a new breed. – Read the full article

George Will, Wrong No Matter How You Look At It.

“On May 8, here in the second-most important court in the land — the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — there will be an argument that this is objectively a revenue measure,” Will explained. “The Supreme Court said as much, a tax measure.” “It did not originate in the House. – Read the full article

Yet Another Madman Rampage Results In Mass Casualties

Today a man intent on killing as many people as possible went on a rampage that resulted in 13 casualties. The unemployed man reportedly told police that he wanted to “kill people” and he did not have a particular target when he attacked. – Read the full article

The Arizona Religious Discrimination Law Is Self Defeating

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is deciding whether to sign or veto a bill passed in the name of religious freedom.  In order to protect religious freedom, Brewer should veto Senate Bill 1062. While passing the bill in the guise of protecting religious freedom, Republicans noted several examples across the nation of businesses that were sanctioned for not catering to gay weddings.  – Read the full article