Saturday, November 12, 2011

Crazy stuff

The city of Jacksonville, NC has passed an ordinance requiring pro-lifers in groups as small as 2 people to obtain a permit in order to pray outside the local abortion clinic. When pro-lifers gathered on the public sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic, the police asked them to move and sited the ordinance. When asked to justify the ordinance, the police chief cited safety concerns in case a car ran off the street, jumped the curb and hit one of the protesters.

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A Minnesota congressman has proposed federal legislation that would impose his state’s type of voter registration – which leads the nation in voter fraud cases – on the other 49 states, according to critics who have launched online campaigns to make people aware of the dangers of Rep. Keith Ellison’s H.R. 3316 and its companion H.R. 3317.

In a commentary promoting his H.R. 3316, which would banish all photo identification requirements, and H.R. 3317, which would allow people to walk into a polling location, register and vote immediately, Ellison said his intent is to curb “voter suppression.”

“The Same Day Registration Act would require states to provide for same day voter registration for a federal election. The Voter Access Protection Act would make sure election officials cannot require photo identification in order to cast a vote or register to vote,” he said.

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A couple discovered a thief in their home recently after a man told a joke and heard a laugh upstairs.

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Occupy Oakland has voted to deposit $20,000 with Wells Fargo & Co., just days after Occupy protesters shattered windows of one of the bank's downtown Oakland branches during the group's attempt to stage a general strike in the city.

The decision was posted at Occupy Oakland's website for its general assembly. According to the link, the group made the decision to deposit the $20,000 with Wells at a meeting Monday night.
Wells Fargo quickly trumpeted the decision.

"If this report is true, it demonstrates that even Occupy Oakland understands -- first-hand – the value and service that Wells Fargo provides its customers," Wells Fargo spokesman Ruben Pulido said in an email to the Oakland Tribune.

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Crazy stuff emanates from all over, including from people who live and work in the White House (who ought to know better).

For example, Vice President Joe Biden said the following at an event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “The other thing I’ve heard from my friends who oppose this – this whole jobs bill and this – that this is just temporary," Biden said. "Well let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape, it’s not temporary to that woman. It’s not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and a gun is being pointed to his head. If a cop shows up and he’s not killed, that’s not temporary to that store owner. Give me a break, temporary! I wish these guys that thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion what it’s like to be on the other side of a gun or a 200 pound man standing over you telling you to submit. Folks, it matters. It matters!”

Not exactly, Joe. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

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One of Barack Obama’s great gifts is the ability to say things that are absolutely absurd and make them sound not only plausible, but inspiring. – Dr. Thomas Sowell

“The Republican plan says that what’s been standing in the way between us and full employment are laws that keep companies from polluting as much as they want,” President Obama said in a speech at the regional airport in Asheville, NC. “On the other hand, our plan [Obama’s plan] puts teachers, construction workers, firefighters and police officers back on the job.”

“That’s my plan. Then you’ve got their plan, which is, let’s have dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance. So far at least, I feel better about my plan.”

Yes, that’s right. Republicans and conservatives want dirtier air and dirtier water for their children and spouses, and fewer people with health insurance, so that they will suffer and die sooner.

It is terribly disturbing that a President of the United States would stoop to such idiotic rhetoric. But it is downright scary that so many Americans believe that crap.

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