Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jail time for bow hunters called for; Fracking movie; Boy Scouts win decision; We drink far less milk these days; Obama chooses his favorite photos - of himself; Pay raise for do-nothing Congress; We must obey God rather than men; The fiscal cliff

Mich. Mayor Called Bow Hunters ‘Predators’ for Killing Deer, Wants Judge to ‘Inflict the Maximum Fine’ and Jail Time

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Raymond J. Learsy's HuffPo article takes both Damon and anti-fracking celebrity Yoko Ono to task for demonizing a process which could be a game changer for both the American economy and energy independence as a whole.

In a surprising decision last week that drew little press attention, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, handed the Boy Scouts a victory over a lesbian couple and an agnostic couple.  The Ninth Circuit is considered the most liberal appellate court in the land.

The Boy Scouts’ victory came nearly ten years after they were originally sued.

At issue in the case are leases between San Diego and the Boy Scouts which allow the Boy Scouts to build and operate camp grounds and an aquatic center for use by the Scouts and the public. The lesbian and agnostic couples sued even though they had never visited the facilities nor asked to join in scouting activities.

Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel, commented:

“The Plaintiff-couples never visited the facilities in question nor did they ask to participate in scout activities.  Their sole reason for bringing  this lawsuit was because they were offended and outraged by the Boy Scout’s  Oath to do his duty to God and his country and to keep himself morally straight.   Although the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision in favor of the Boy Scouts is to be applauded, the case should have been dismissed at the outset, since being offended by the Boy Scouts’ religiosity and opposition to homosexuality is not a basis for “standing” to bring the lawsuit.”


That's the scenario where Congress fails to pass a farm bill to extend agricultural subsidies, which in turn would cause milk prices to soar.
But USDA data shows 2011 milk sales reached their lowest levels since 1984, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Rick Barrett.
In September, Barrett wrote that total U.S. beverage milk sales last year were 53 billion pounds - about 6 billion gallons, he reports.
Plus, more than half of all adults no longer drink milk at all, data site Informa recently reported.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What with a Presidential election, two severe hurricanes, multiple mass shootings and a fiscal cliff, it has been a busy year for Barack Obama.
But at every twist and turn, his decisions, reactions and emotions have been captured in photographs.

Now, as 2012 comes to a close, the President has pulled together a collection of his favourite pictures for the year and posted them to the White House Facebook page for America to enjoy.
Read more:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, praised on Friday the inclusion of special provisions in the proposed 113th Congress rules package that will keep in place legal obligations on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and others at the Justice Department as a result of “Fast and Furious” subpoenas issued in the 112th Congress.
The inclusion in the House rules will allow a civil lawsuit, authorized by a bipartisan vote of the House in July 2012, to continue. Without the provisions, the Justice Department could have argued that its obligation to produce subpoenaed documents expired with the previous Congress. The lawsuit seeks the federal court to compel the production of the records.

“We must obey God rather than men!”—Acts 5:29.

Now that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied Hobby Lobby’s application for an emergency injunction protecting them from Obamacare’s HHS Mandate on abortion and birth control, Hobby Lobby has decided to defy the federal government to remain true to their religious beliefs, at enormous risk and financial cost.
This is civil disobedience, consistent with America’s highest traditions when moral issues are at stake. The Greens are a law-abiding family. They have no desire to defy their own government. But as the Founders launched the American Revolution because they believed the British government was violating their rights, the Greens believe that President Barack Obama and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are commanding the Greens to sin against God, and that no government has the lawful authority to do so.
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 on August 1, 2012 on a strong bipartisan vote of 256 to 171.  The bill would postpone the "fiscal cliff" tax hikes for one year and set in place a process for fundamental tax reform in 2013.  Now nearly five months later, the Senate still refuses to act.
Even if Senate Democrats insist on tax hikes, their refusal to act on H.R.8 is unforgivable.  The U.S. Constitution is crystal clear in Article I, Section 7: "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."  [Do you see how this works?  The Congress has been constantly chastised by Barack Obama for not doing their job - and then he gives them all a pay raise anyway.....]
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1 comment:

  1. I strongly suspect that those who routinely read this absurd blog are simply too stupid to figure out that the US is a has-been country. It is little more than a third-rate mess, destined to totally collapse far sooner than later. It is populated largely by right-wing idiots who can take ultimate responsibility for the final collapse. The remainder of the world will not miss the nation that once was great.