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Archive for January 12th, 2011

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. (for dumba*s) Chafee issued a directive stating he will no longer participate in interviews over talk radio because of its “ratings-driven, for-profit programming.”

Rhode Island’s top administrator says he will only to talk to news reporters from local radio stations and the local NPR affiliate. What’s more, Chafee’s Banana-Republic directive prohibits state employees from talking on talk radio.

“[T]alk radio would be an ideal outlet for Governor Chafee because it’s a great way for him to speak directly to the people. It’s also one of the few places where he can have a back-and-forth with the state’s citizens.”—Bill George, WHJJ Program Director

Chafee either doesn’t know or has forgotten that “most media outlets, whether news or opinion, are profit-making entities.” By appearing only on state-controlled NPR or favored media outlets, the poster boy for the completely clueless hopes to avoid the unscripted questions, probing interviews, and embarrassing moments that he would likely engender over talk radio.

Four years ago Rhode Islanders tossed the missing Linc from the U.S. Senate, but now they’ve made this pivot man of the cluster f**k head of state. Soon they will reap what they have sown and will justly deserve the government they get.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see No talk radio for Chafee, and on-duty state workers, too.

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A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals ruled that the 29-foot concrete memorial cross on federal land at Mt. Soledad, California, violates the First Amendment’s establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution.

“[T]he premise of this lawsuit is the offense of a few individuals trumps the way veterans choose to honor fallen veterans. Veterans should be allowed to honor heroes … [who] gave their lives for this nation, in the manner they choose.”—Joe Infranco, Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel

In a 3-0 ruling, the activist judges concluded that the Mount Soledad Memorial, which has stood for 57 years, “projects a government endorsement of Christianity.”

“The decision represents a judicial slap in the face to the countless military veterans honored by this memorial”—Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice Chief Counsel

The Ninth Circus has achieved notoriety for its activist decisions; its decisions have been reversed more than any other American circuit court.

“If the case had come up in a different federal circuit, there likely would have been a different result.”—Joe Infranco

Initially a cross was put up on Mt. Soledad in 1913, but it was blown down by heavy winds in 1952 and the 29-foot concrete cross was put in its place in 1954.

The lawsuit to remove the cross was brought by the ACLU at the behest of Jewish War Veterans.

How ironic! To think that so many American Christian servicemen died in WWII to thwart Hitler’s genocide of the Jewish race, and this disgraceful act by Jewish War Veterans attempts to erase their memory.

I.M. Kane and U.R. Repugnant

For more on the story, see U.S. court says Christian cross is unconstitutional Ninth Circuit ignores Supreme precedent in Mojave case.

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Duplicitous Democrat congressman Heath Shuler (N.C.) has withdrawn his support to repeal ObamaCare. In 2010, Schuler and other so-called “Blue Dog Democrats” voted with House Republicans against ObamaCare, but now that the November election is over it looks like his vote had more to do with political posturing than actual opposition to ObamaCare.  Furthermore, Schuler plans to vote to continue to fund ObamaCare’s many provisions that are already in effect.

Shuler is infamous for brokering passage of HB 5175, the DISCLOSE Act, the bill designed to silence gun rights groups (excluding the NRA) and conservative organizations during elections.

Spokesmen for the NRA said the organization did not take a position on the DISCLOSE Act because the NRA is a Second Amendment rights organization, not a First Amendment rights organization. If that’s true and the NRA does not see the danger to the Second Amendment in gagging political speech, why then did it go before the Supreme Court and argue to overturn McCain-Feingold? Obviously, the duplicitous NRA understands that stifling the political speech of Second Amendment organizations is an overt attack on gun rights.

The NRA enthusiastically endorsed and helped Schuler defeat Marine Corps officer and combat veteran Ilano Pantano in North Carolina’s Congressional District 7.

Progressives should applaud the NRA leadership for undermining genuine Second Amendment candidates to elect phony Blue-dog Democrats the likes of Heath Schuler to Congress.   

Well done comrades! You make world socialism possible.

I.M. Kane and U.R.A. Disgrace

For more on the story, see Rep. Shuler: Repealing Obamacare Would be ‘Immoral’ and Take Away Health Insurance from Children.

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I’m shocked, shocked to find that Republicans are being treated unfairly by the mainstream media!

On New Year’s Day, Susana Martinez was sworn in as the nation’s first Latina governor. The Associated Press and several mainstream news outlets failed to mention the GOP governor’s Hispanic heritage, while other media outlets ignored New Mexico’s historic event completely.

“I think it’s quite obvious that first Latino Democrats are celebrated but first Latino Republicans are the objects of scorn. The media wants the public to think of the Republican Party as an old white guy party and they’ll downplay anything that contradicts with that image.”—Tim Graham, Media Research Center.

The Democrat-controlled media refuse to thrust conservative Hispanics into the national spotlight because they are not stereotypical angry leftists.

“It goes against the narrative … [the] liberal media [classify Hispanics as] another liberal group.”—Mike Gonzalez, Heritage Foundation

Martinez doesn’t denounce America as racist, disdain its Constitution, or despise its conservative heritage; consequently, she’s caricatured by the media as a traitor to her race and a Neanderthal of progressive thought.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see First Latina Governor’s Historic Inauguration Gets Little National News Coverage.

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