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CONSERVATIVE JUDGE ON GAY MARRIAGE BANS IN WISCONSIN AND INDIANA (FROM SLATE.com)

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Listen to a Conservative Judge Brutally Destroy Arguments Against Gay Marriage
By Mark Joseph Stern

(Listen to the exchanges between Judge Posner and the Attorneys at the red SlateRadio arrows. Trust me, it's worth it!) Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court is a moderate conservative with an unapologetic bias toward reality and logic. This bias makes him an ideal Slatecolumnist. It has also turned him into something of an iconoclast among his conservative colleagues, who frequently jettison prudence and precedent in order to achieve results that just happen to align with the Republican Party’s platform.
MARK JOSEPH STERN Mark Joseph Stern is a writer forSlate. He covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues.
On Tuesday, Posner put his judicial independence front and center during marriage equality oral arguments at the 7th Circuit. While lawyers for Wisconsin and Indiana attempted to defend their state’s marriage bans, Posner issued a series of withering bench slaps that unmask…

YOU JUST GOTTA LOVE FOX NEWS

FOX NEWS JUST CAN'T SEEM TO HELP THEMSELVES




"CHAVEZ: I think that what is happening is really not calming racial fears but is actually enhancing them by acting as if, you know, this mantra of the unarmed black teenager shot by a white cop. You know, that description in and of itself actually colors the way in which we look at this story. We're talking about an 18-year-old man who is six foot four and weighs almost three hundred pounds, who is videotaped just moments before the confrontation with a police officer strong arming an employee and robbing a convenience store.


Hmmmmmm......  So I guess the more appropriate description in Fox World would have been:

"a 6'4" 300 pound teenage Black thug, gangbanger, and violent 18 year old,  possibly armed to the teeth as a result of his stealing cigars from a nearby convenience store, was shot and killed by a friendly police officer In Ferguson, MO." 

Yes!!!!  Now that's more like it! 

Of course I wonder what is …

FERGUSON UPDATE

JON STEWART DEMOLISHES FOX NEWS' FERGUSON COVERAGE



THE LIBERAL AGENDA

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HOW LIBERALS ARE DESTROYING/HAVE DESTROYED AMERICA

I mean you see this all the time don’t you?You’ve heard it on Fox News, you’ve heard on Rush Limbaugh's and Michael Savage's radio broadcasts, you’ve heard conservative Congressmen and Congresswomen say that the reason American is in such bad shape is the fault of the Liberals. Socialists and Communists, too, but let’s keep it simple.So let’s take a look at the kinds of policies, laws and attitudes that have been adopted over the past thirty years here in America.
Since 1980 (ground zero for conservative economics and the culture wars) these are some of the polices, laws and initiatives that have been instituted across America:
Voter ID Laws That Disenfranchise Minority VotersGreater Restrictions On Access To Legal AbortionsLess Stringent Gun Control LawsNew Gun Carry LawsTax Cuts After Tax Cuts After Tax CutsDemonization of the Nation’s First African American PresidentFederal Government ShutdownNo Tax C…

FERGUSON, CLIVE BUNDY AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Video from Channel 8 News, Las Vegas, NV April 16, 2014


This is a reply (not mine) to an online article about the Ferguson mess  I saw a few days ago.  Just food for thought. 
Ferguson, Clive Bundy and the Second Amendment
This past week, the nation was collectively transfixed by the unthinkable events in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. On August 9, teenager Michael Brown became just the latest in an all-too-long string of unarmed black men killed by the police.
What happened next was shocking and appalling: as demonstrators gathered nightly to honor Brown's life and decry how cheap some authorities consider the value of black lives, an interdepartmental police force with little leadership and even less self-control did everything they could to escalate tensions. Equipped with weapons, vehicles, and uniforms more suited to an urban war zone than to keeping a watchful eye on a peaceful demonstration, the police on site in Ferguson leveled machine guns at the unarmed crowd…

FERGUSON MO. ADDENDUM

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From a Front Page Washington Post Article Sunday, August 24, 2014


“FERGUSON, Mo. — The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired. New officers were brought in to create a credible department from scratch.”
Jennings, MO, is a mile away from Ferguson and has a similar racial make-up.The article goes on to state:
“Racial tension was endemic in Jennings, said Rodney Epps, an African American city council member.You’re dealing with white cops, and they don’t know how to address black people,” Epps said. “The straw that broke the camel’s back, an officer shot at a female. She was stopped for a traffic violation. She had a child in the back [of the] car and was probably worried about getting locked up. And this officer chased her down Highway 70, past city limits, and took a shot at her. Just ridicu…