Category Archive: Civil Liberties

Could the LSM be seeing the light?

I was surprised to see that WaPo, which so far has done an awesome job of providing cover to the Obama administration when it comes to the plethora of scandals its involved in, was finally admitting that the whole IRS is no scandal meme from the admin now seems to bely a campaign of lies:

Anyone paying attention to the Internal Revenue Service scandal has been waiting for the next smidgen to drop. Well,

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The Big Shoes Drop

Two 5-4 decisions from SCOTUS today. The first was on forcing non-union employees to pay union dues. The Court decided they can not be forced to. The second was on mandated contraception coverage. The Court ruled narrowly that closely-held corporations can get a religious exemption. But it kept the door open for the government to provide such coverage.

I think the Court ruled correctly in both cases but expect very ugly commentary, especially on Hobby Read more

What Do You Think?

New gun ad, check it out;

Good thing they did not find dad’s crotchless panties and fishnet stockings. Is that dildo loaded?… Read more

SCOTUS Protects Our Phones

A lot of breaking news today, so short posts while I prepare two big ones. The Court will be issuing its biggest decisions over the next week. Today they ruled against Aero (and much as I like the idea of Aero, I kind of see their point). But the most important decision they handed down was in Riley v. California. The Court decided — unanimously — that cops need a warrant to search your … Read more

Baby Bou-Bou and the War on Drugs

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Last week, a horrifying incident occurred in Habersham county. Cops on a drug raid tossed a flash-bang grenade into a house they were raiding when they found something blocking the door. That thing was a crib and inside the crib was 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh. He’s now in critical condition after suffering severe chest and face wounds and burns when his crib caught fire. Doctors give him only a 50 percent chance of survival. One lung … Read more

Post-Memorial Day Quick Hits

My browers tabs are filling up faster than I can empty them. So here are some quick reads going into this week:

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George Will has a great piece on the Presidential candidate we need. The problem is that we’ve had people run like that. They don’t get as far as someone promising the American people the world for free.

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Bjorn Lomborg reminds us that Paul Ehrlich is a pathologically wrong doomsayer. We should … Read more

Prepare for more economic havoc

So, it seems that according to the NYT, whom I will admit is neither impartial or trustworthy when it comes to reporting the facts and truths about things the left does, that there was a ruling, not by any court but just by the rogue IRS agency that would deny employers the ability to not offer healthcare:

WASHINGTON — Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their

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Another Kelo Atrocity

Kelo v. City of New London is one of the worst Supreme Court decisions of my lifetime (and that’s saying a bit). Once the Court decided that people could be forced to sell their homes to wealthy interests, the gloves were off for developers all over the country. The Institute for Justice — have I said recently how awesome they are? — has the details on the latest atrocity:

Charlie Birnbaum’s is a classic American

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Educating Our Educators

This is going to be a multi issue rant; our education system, zero tolerance policies (zero tolerance anything is just stupid, period) our falling down on the job criminal justice system (indolence or duplicity, not sure here) and the extinction of the ability to weigh sound judgment in determining outcomes.

First off, I hate always dumping on the teaching industry and our education system in general, it is not the fault of the average teacher … Read more

The Battle for the Internet

So, this happened:

Russia has taken another major step toward restricting its once freewheeling Internet, as President Vladimir V. Putin quietly signed a new law requiring popular online voices to register with the government, a measure that lawyers, Internet pioneers and political activists said Tuesday would give the government a much wider ability to track who said what online.

Mr. Putin’s action on Monday, just weeks after he disparaged the Internet as “a special

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