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Did the Occupy Protesters Win in Tennesee; Did Kim Kardashian Win in the Marriage Lottery?

November 1, 2011

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Well isn’t this special: U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger issued the order, which state officials did not fight. “Political expression deserves the highest level of protection and it was unacceptable for the state to suddenly shut down protesters’ speech and forcibly oust them from Legislative Plaza that has long been used as a place for […]

Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki Takes Era of Sacrificing Civil Rights to National Security to New Level

October 3, 2011


It began under President George W. Bush – the passage of the Patriot Act to enable a degree of information gathering on US citizens unprecedented in “peacetime” – or wartime for that matter.  But the planned CIA hunt for and killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki brings with it more than questionable means to a […]

Libya: Obama Doctrine – It’s The Right Thing To Do vs. The Law of the Land

June 29, 2011


Forget the Law,  it’s all in the slight of word, it’s the Obama Doctrine:  “It’s the right thing to do.”  At his News Conference today, President Obama was asked if his actions in Libya were in violation of the War Powers Act.  The President of course built his foundation for an answer that stopped short […]

Barack and the Battle for the Budget. A Cautionary Tale for Republicans

April 9, 2011


Once again, the worm has turned and Barack Obama has emerged from a key debate with some portion of the successful outcome.  Like a deus ex machina, he reentered the fray at the eleventh hour and pushed the process over the line – he had done this successfully in December causing a flurry of legislation […]

First They Came for the Anonymous Bloggers…

July 25, 2010


Two of CNN’s morning hosts who will remain anonymous (why give them any more publicity, eh?) have in all seriousness proposed an end to or regulation of anonymous blogging that seems to encourage smearing and slander.  This they say is the “teachable moment” of the Shirley Sherrod affair. [Newsbusters] Hello.  Andrew Breitbart is not an […]

Breaking the American Spirit – Obama and His Posse’s Wild Ride

July 3, 2010


Yes there was a global financial meltdown and yes most people had been suffering the ravages of financial ruin due to medical costs. There were also countless inequities in how citizens were taxed and treated by their government and by each other. But rather than learn the ways of the American “animal”  and try to […]