Sunday, July 08, 2012

Ugly Bride; Ugly Person

Must Eat Brains             

Here Comes The Bride
no, really

Haha, Barney Frank has been ruined by his love for his sweet, caring, nurturing, and also nagging young husband. Let us remember together happier times.

Res Ipsa Loquitor

Here is a lovely thing about gay dudes: they really want their lovers to be happy. And that is why Jim Ready was pretty much pushed into retiring Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank’s lecherous old arms by his own dying partner. And now Ready and Frank are married, and Barney Frank is nice. Man, those gays can make over anything.- WONKETTE

Barney Frank is responsible for more human misery, and more yet to come, than—who knows?  What a ridiculous and evil man. 

Holder's "Usted puede tener nuestra casa" moment

                                                         Provoking Racial Unrest
Holder At National Council of La Raza
Convention Promises Aggressive Civil Rights Protection

But, for who?
Holder also offered a specific warning to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and any agency wanting to emulate Arpaio’s efforts to round up and expel undocumented immigrants at any cost.

“These policies simply have no place in responsible law enforcement, and they must not and simply will not be tolerated as long as I am attorney general of the United States,” Holder said.

The statement drew cheers.

What does that mean to La Raza?  Well, NCLR’s major policy positions include the following:

  • It supports access to driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
  • It opposes the REAL ID Act, which requires that all driver’s license and photo ID applicants be able to verify they are legal residents of the United States, and that the documents they present to prove their identity are genuine. According to La Raza, this law “opens the door to widespread discrimination and civil rights violations.”
  • It opposes the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act (CLEAR), which would empower state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws. La Raza argues this would “result in higher levels of racial profiling, police misconduct, and other civil rights violations.”
  • It lobbies for racial and ethnic preferences (affirmative action) and set-asides in hiring, promotions, and college admissions.
  • It supports bilingual education and bilingual ballots.
  • It supports voting rights for illegal aliens.
  • It supports stricter hate-crime laws.
  • It opposed the Aviation Transportation and Security Act requiring that all airport baggage screeners be U.S. citizens.
  • It opposed President Bush’s signing of the "Secure Fence Act of 2006” which authorized 700 miles of new border fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
As columnist Michelle Malkin reports, La Raza seeks to inculcate young people with its worldview by funding a number of charter schools that advocate ethnic separatism and anti-American, anti-white attitudes.  [Discover the Networks]

Week in Review

The Week in Review

Sunday Cream Pie

Life After The Computer

TECHNO CHILLS                               

Life after the personal computer

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How long before the PC as we knew it is dead? About five years I reckon, or 1.5 PC hardware replacement cycles.

Nearly all of us are on our next-to-last PC.

Microsoft knows this on some level. Their reptilian corporate brain is beginning to comprehend what could be the end. That’s why the company is becoming increasingly desperate for ways to maintain its central role in our digital lives. We see the first bet-the-company aspects of that in Redmond’s recent decision to run the Windows 8 kernel all the way down to ARM-powered phones and tablets even though it requires shedding features to do so.

I doubt that will be enough.    [
I, Cringely.]

It'll just take another form, like a chip in your gonads, although the players may be different.



"Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative Barack Obama "autobiography," offering a divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and politics. - Coach Vanderleun

Sentence of the day

Sentence of The Day

Ernest Hemingway’s great love and war novel, A Farewell to Arms, is being re-published with the inclusion of the 39, or perhaps 47, alternate endings Hemingway considered before going with what he kept.

“After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain.”  Sentence(s) of the day

Still, a happy ending compared with this:
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The Perry Bible Fellowship

A Short History of Congress's Power to Tax

A Short History of Congress's Power to Tax
The Supreme Court has long distinguished the regulatory from the taxing power.

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The first enumerated power that the Constitution grants to Congress is the "power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States." 
The text indicates that the taxing power is not plenary, but can be used only for defined ends and objects—since a comma, not a semicolon, separated the clauses on means (taxes) and ends (debts, defense, welfare).

This punctuation was no small matter. In 1798, Pennsylvania Rep. Albert Gallatin said that fellow Pennsylvania Rep. Gouverneur Morris, chairman of the Committee on Style at the Constitutional Convention, had smuggled in the semicolon in order to make Congress's taxing power limitless, but that the alert Roger Sherman had the comma restored. ...

The punctuation debate simply reinforced James Madison's point in Federalist No. 41 that Congress could tax and spend only for those objects enumerated, primarily in Article I, Section 8 [Continue WSJ]

We are now faced with a new constitutional dilemma, it seems to me.  That is, what if a significant number no longer care about original intent, or even about the constitution itself—except as a cloak of legality where none exists?  What then?

Fun With Gammy


Inside Scientology's Scrotum

Inside Scientology's Scrotum

Res Ipsa Loquitor

Given that Katie Holmes had reportedly just ended her marriage amid fears Tom Cruise planned to send their daughter Suri to Clearwater – known to Scientologists as ‘Land Flag Base’ – my curiosity was piqued and we decided to go along. [full fun]

My interest in Scientology goes back to 1991, when Time Magazine published a rare article about them, and especially their teaming up with Ralph Nader to suppress the sale of Prozac.  Rare because the "church" would spend whatever it took to fight any criticism.  If you spoke negatively using the fledgling internet, for instance,  you'd most likely find police at your door with a court order to seize your computer and  floppy disks. 

Founder, and science fiction writer L/Ron Hubbard harbored "long harbored a profound and obsessive hatred for psychiatrists"  They also see pharmaceutical companies and doctors as competition.  Ralph Nader sold "lawsuit kits" to tort lawyers, and laid the groundwork for myriad suits, including Prozac.

Scientology, Islam, and the Italian Mafia  share the common trait of treating apostates as mortal  enemies.  Unlike the others, Scientology is a comic opera bizarre.  I mean that in the good way.