"For many years, the familiar face at the podium was Billy Graham, who called on the Lord on the president's behalf. At George W. Bush's first inaugural, those prayers took a sharp, sectarian turn when the invocation by Franklin Graham, standing in for his frail father, and benediction by Texas pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell each concluded in Jesus' name.
Critics observed that by doing so, they cut out a swath of American citizens who don't pray to Jesus but do want to say amen to blessings for their president. Franklin Graham gave no ground on this. Caldwell later said he would have handled his prayer differently, to be more inclusive."”
“Actually, Politico is full of it...surprise, surprise.
Nancy has frequently kicked @ss in this administration - it doesn't matter to her whether she is the Majority or Minority Leader. Nancy expects the President to communicate and consult with the Congressional leaders of the Democratic Party.
She's right to expect that.”
Salukeitis on Apr 15, 2011 at 13:01:37
“Well said! F&F”
LiveMind on Apr 14, 2011 at 21:33:04
“Nancy is one of the greats. It's why the right hates her so much.”
“You are absolutely correct. I saw in an earlier post where someone commented that we needed to keep a Democrat "the White House" -- folks,if we don't elect more liberals to CONGRESS, we will continue to see these kinds of opinions and rulings coming out of ALL levels of the justice system.
"Justice Elena Kagan, in a blistering dissent — her first dissent since joining the court — said Monday's decision "devastates" the ability of taxpayers to challenge government actions that favor religion. In reality, she said, there is no difference between a tax credit and a direct appropriation. "What is a cash grant today can be a tax break tomorrow," and the court's decision, she charged, "offers a road map — more truly, just a one-step instruction — to any government that wishes to insulate its financing of religious activity from legal challenge."
University of Michigan law professor Douglas Laycock: "It is mostly Republicans who support these aid-to-religion programs, and Republicans don't want to raise taxes to pay for vouchers," Laycock says. "But if they can do it through a tax credit, they can support religious schools and claim it's a tax cut all at the same time."”
“The District Four appeals court pointed to two previous cases that would support the district attorney's position, and two that would support the Wisconsin secretary of state's:
1943 - Goodland v. Zimmerman
1976 - Lynch v. Conta
1983 - La Follette v. Stitt
2009 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel v. Wisconsin Department of Administration
“Without going into detail, we think there is a rough parallel between the constitutional provision and statute in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the constitutional provision and statute at issue here,” it added.
“Megyn Kelly (Faux News) aggressively promoted GOP activist's "explosive new allegations" against Obama DOJ. On the June 30 edition of America Live, host Megyn Kelly promised "explosive new allegations" in the New Black Panthers case and introduced her interview with former DOJ official and Republican activist J. Christian Adams by commenting: "A Justice Department lawyer giving America Live a dramatic interview today alleging politics and race were to blame for the decision not to pursue serious charges against members of the New Black Panther Party." Kelly's America Live discussed the phony scandal during 45 segments totaling more than 3.5 hours between June 30 and July 14 alone.
** Kelly's promotion relied on deceptive and misleading editing. ** While promoting the phony New Black Panthers scandal, Kelly deceptively cited the testimony of Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to advance Adams' allegations, omitting the portion of Perez's testimony that directly rebuts Adams. Kelly also falsely characterized a documentary about the New Black Panther Party as evidence of "the incident" that gave rise to the Justice Department's investigation into alleged voter intimidation on Election Day 2008. But according to the general counsel for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the video was completed before Election Day.
- Media Matters http://mediamatters.org/research/201007220032”
“Oh, who cares about a silly little ol' court order anyway?”
SarahCuda2 on Mar 25, 2011 at 20:06:09
“That's right, Obama ignores them too. He doesn't even bother prosecuting people who broke the law whenever it's someone he likes such as a member of the New Black Panthers intimidating voters outside of a polling precinct.”
“Generally, the cost of the device itself, the implant procedure (including the cost of the implanting surgeon and his or her staff, the surgical facility, and the administration of general anesthesia), and the necessary return visits for turning on and programming the device to fit your unique needs will be approximately $30,000.
enkidu360 on Apr 12, 2011 at 03:07:22
“or you can always find a used one from a deceased person and install it yourself”
Dave Harrison on Mar 25, 2011 at 10:16:11
“Yes $30K. Mine was $0 for being in the trial. It was a long process with 24 hours of testing before the operation and 2 months before activation, then 4 trips back to adjust. I live 2.5 hours away from the implant site. Batteries/processor last about 9 years before a $2000 replacement. It comes with a remote to turn the volume up, down or off and to change programs for the setting you are in. It was worth every trip back and forth.”
“CAIRO, March 20, 2011 (AFP) - The Arab League on Sunday criticized Western military strikes on Libya, a week after urging the United Nations to slap a no-fly zone on the oil-rich North African state.
"What has happened in Libya differs from the goal of imposing a no-fly zone and what we want is the protection of civilians and not bombing other civilians," Arab League secretary general Amr Mussa told reporters.
On March 12, the Arab League urged the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone on Libya and said Moammar Gadhafi’s regime had "lost legitimacy" as it sought to snuff out a rebellion designed to oust him from power.”
bmike on Mar 20, 2011 at 10:50:45
“The agreement was no fly zone but we have add-on. That's how we get it to a full war. Plus nobody would want to cooperate if we told them the real plan”
Barbara Hill Bissonnette on Mar 20, 2011 at 10:50:40
“I guess the Arab League just wanted people out there with semaphore flags?”
“Best part of the Newsweek post is one of the comments:
by Ye Devolutionist
And after we've gained control over the people's mode of transportation, we'll set our sights on the meandering babbling of bowtie-wearing nerds with a tenuous hold on reality and an intellectualism so vapid they make Pee-Wee Herman look like Aristotle. Power to the proletariat, comrades! The day of the Glorious Great Leap Forward (Leap To Be Taken By Train) is almost here!”
brenobacci on Mar 2, 2011 at 21:33:53
“LMAO... I definitely think we progressives should start calling ourselves comrades just to piss them off.
Though it could spark a new McCarthy era, but even that would be entertaining.”