Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UK RACIST LAUNCHES PUBLIC TIRADE (Isn't she sweet the rednecks say)






Saturday, November 19, 2011

POLICE WAY OUT OF CONTROL IN NY





2ND WAR VETERAN BEATEN ON BY COPS

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PEPPER SPRAYED FOR SITTING!




UPDATE!


November 20, 2011, 2:58 PM

Officers Put on Leave After Pepper Spraying Protesters

The University of California, Davis, said on Sunday that two police officers had been placed on administrative leave after using pepper spray on seated protesters in a widely recorded encounter on Friday afternoon.
Reflecting widespread anger over the police behavior, the university chancellor, Linda P.B. Katehi, said Sunday that she would insist that the investigation be completed in 30 days. A day earlier, she had said it would take 90 days.
Meanwhile, students and others affiliated with the Occupy U.C. Davis movement planned for a Monday-afternoon protest on campus. AFacebook page for the protest asked attendees to call for Ms. Katehi’s resignation and to “show solidarity and support to the students who were beaten and sprayed by U.C. Davis police in riot gear.”
The Facebook page also promoted a way for sympathizers to donate tents and pizza for the rally. The Amazon.com page set up for donations indicated that more than 70 tents had already been donated by Sunday morning.
The use of pepper spray came after students and other protesters set up tents on campus, an occupation tactic that has been used in cities and towns across the country. As police officers took down the tents, some protesters linked arms and refused to stand up from a sidewalk on the campus quad, even when police officers tried to pick them up to arrest them.
In one of the many YouTube videos of the spraying, bystanders chant, “Don’t shoot students” before an officer shakes a red pepper spray canister and sprays a line of the protesters with orange-tinted pepper spray. The protesters’ faces and clothes are quickly covered in the pepper spray. Some protesters are heard screaming and crying as they are arrested. One bystander is heard screaming: “These are children. These are children.”
Eleven protesters were treated after being pepper-sprayed. Two were sent to the hospital. Ten protesters were arrested, cited and released on misdemeanor charges of unlawful assembly and failure to disperse, according to the university.
After the episode, a police official suggested that the police officers felt threatened and encircled by the protesters. The videos, however, do not show evidence of threats.
The University said Sunday in a statement that two police officers had been “suspended,” but the university later clarified that the officers had been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the investigation, a common procedure in cases like this one.
The university did not identify the two officers, but they were well known to students on the campus. The home and cellphone numbers for one officer was widely distributed on the Web, and that officer’s voicemail box was full by midday Saturday.
The university said that it had been flooded with comments, as well.
Reached by telephone on Sunday, Mitchel Belson, the associate vice chancellor for university communications, said, “We’ve been inundated with people sending messages.” He added, “It literally brought down our servers.”
In her statement on Sunday, Ms. Katehi said: “I spoke with students this weekend, and I feel their outrage. I have also heard from an overwhelming number of students, faculty, staff and alumni from around the country. I am deeply saddened that this happened on our campus, and as chancellor, I take full responsibility for the incident. However, I pledge to take the actions needed to ensure that this does not happen again.”
She also said: “These past few days our campus has been confronted with serious questions, which will challenge us for many months and years to come. We have created great universities which are challenged in their capacity to accommodate our human needs of expression, anger, frustration and even civil disobedience together with the need to feel safe. We need to find a way to change that while at the same time remaining true to our mission of teaching, research and service. We need to think hard and together on how to accomplish this.”
Ms. Katehi held a news conference on Saturday afternoon where she resisted calls for her resignation. Students and other protesters gathered outside the news conference location, and for a time afterward she did not come out of the building. The protesters decided to clear a pathway for her to exit; they sat down and watched in silence as she walked to her car.




Thursday, November 17, 2011

OH HERMAN, FOR GODS SAKE! HE SAID LIBYA, NOT LABIA!

BUSTED!!!!!







HERMAN ALSO BELIEVES, AS DO SARAH PALIN AND MICHELE BACHMANN, THAT PAUL REVERE RODE TO WARN THE BRITISH WITH A RINGING BELL THAT THAT THE GERMANS HAD INVADED SOUTHERN MAINE AND INTENDED TO TAKE ALL THEIR GUNS AWAY

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FLORIDA'S RICK SCOTT: INDIFFERENCE! DIE, PEOPLE DIE!

Florida GOP Turns Down Federal Money For Life-Saving Cancer Programs

In their relentless ideological crusade against President Obama’s health care reform law, Florida’s GOP lawmakers have repeatedly proven willing to throw the state’s most vulnerable citizens under the bus to make a statement. Gov. Rick Scott (R) hasrejected millions of federal dollars to provide health care for retirees, seniors, children, and people with disabilities. Florida Republicans have even turned down money to fight child abuse and neglect.
Now the Florida Independent reports that cancer patients are the latest group to suffer from Republicans’ political games and unwillingness to accept federal grants:
Among the long list of federal health grants the state has shunned in the past year was a small award that would have “reduced the burden of cancer.”
A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health tells The Florida Independent that budget authority was denied for a competitive grant “awarded to Florida beginning October 2010 for $175,000 yearly.” [...]
The grant did not require any contributions from the state. [...]
According to a recent report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Florida is among many states that have “missed opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save money and generate revenue, but also save lives.”
State advisory councils working on the Florida Cancer Plan noted that the rejected grant would have “accelerated prevention and risk reduction policies and efforts.” The grant money would have been used for several important plans, including creating a forum to improve continuing care for cancer patients, initiatives to reduce tobacco use, and programs to reduce obesity in school-aged children.
Local officials throughout the state have voiced their frustration at Scott for turning away money they desperately need simply to grandstand against health care reform.
Scott is a former private health industry executive who made his fortune downsizing hospitals for profit. His partisan demagoguery on health reform and other issues has helped make him the least popular governor in America.
Scott’s claim to be standing on principle by vetoing health care money is especially disingenuous given that this year he signed a budget that uses $370 million of federal stimulusmoney after he vowed to “fight all stimulus money.”




Sunday, November 13, 2011

SCREAMIN' JOE WALSH!!!!



Joe Walsh! Tony Perkins' Family Research Council's "FATHER OF THE YEAR" !!!!! Family Values, right?



WHEN MISSISSIPPI FINALLY GETS SOMETHING CORRECT, SATAN WINS!

Personhood Initiative Defeated, "Satan Wins"

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who was elected as governor yesterday, also co-chaired “Yes on 26,” the campaign to pass a “Personhood” amendment in the state, and said on Election Day that the fight over Initiative 26 was “a battle of good and evil of Biblical proportions” and warned that “Satan wins” if the initiative fails. Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, which heavily funded the “Yes on 26” effort, warned that the country would face God’s judgment if Initiative 26 lost and urged voters to “choose life lest the flickering flame of our liberty be extinguished forever.”
But the initiative did indeed fail, with a whopping 58% of Mississippi voters rejecting the extreme personhood law.
Along with Personhood USA and the American Family Association, Religious Right groups including the Family Research Council, Faith 2 Action and Liberty Counsel all backed Initiative 26.
Hours after the initiative was trounced at the polls, anti-choice activists are already blaming Planned Parenthood, the media, and Satan for the defeat.
Personhood USA’s Keith Ashley pledged to bring the personhood initiative back to the Mississippi ballot:
Personhood USA firmly believes that our campaign fell victim to the outright lies of our opposition, and because of their lies, children will continue to be murdered in Mississippi.
We recognize that the right time to end abortion in Mississippi is now, and that is why the citizens of Mississippi will attempt a personhood ballot measure again—and again, if necessary—until every person’s life is protected.
Brad Prewitt, the executive director of “Yes on 26,” likened the personhood fight to the struggle against slavery, and Gualberto Garcia Jones of Personhood USA blamed the media and the “culture of death” for the defeat, in interviews with the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow:
"It's easy to look at things in a linear fashion, but we know that God's provision is not easily discernible by us in terms of his will -- and we have to await his will," he tells OneNewsNow. "And in the meantime, we have to be committed to biblical truth."
Meanwhile, Prewitt stresses the pro-life movement is not on life support in Mississippi. "There has been and there will continue to be a pro-life movement in Mississippi," he assures. "William Wilberforce started the anti-slave movement in England [in the late 1700s] and it was a 20-something year process. So if you have to start somewhere, I think it was a productive dialogue to have."
A spokesman for Personhood USA say advocacy groups for personhood learned a lot from the campaign. "I think definitely the lies that were put out there by Planned Parenthood definitely took their toll on the people of Mississippi, and a lot of them believed them," says Gualberto Garcia Jones.
He laments that that misinformation converted to no votes on Election Day, even among pro-life residents.
"One of the things that was very telling to me was that the media, even in a conservative state such as Mississippi, was incredibly negative," Jones notes. "We had to battle uphill the whole time. They just carried the water for the opposition at every level.
"It's an indicator of how deep the culture of death has taken root of our nation.
Susan Tyrrell of Lou Engle’s Bound4Life wrote that it was a victory for “the kingdom of Satan”:
When push came to shove Tuesday night, Mississippians voted that the unborn could not be defined as people according to the proposed personhood amendment.
The kingdom of Satan is united, which is why, for this season, it’s successful. Eventually the church will be united. At the end of the age we will be a powerful, praying church that stands for the only definition of justice that exists: the Jesus one. But right now we’re not there. I don’t want to be cynical. I know many wonderful praying people of all denominations who stand for LIFE and the word of God. We are advancing, but tonight, once again, we have let the kingdom of darkness advance ahead of us.




HEALTHCARE MANDATE A HERITAGE FOUNDATION IDEA

By Paul Breer, a former ThinkProgress intern.
The Heritage Foundation’s website declares that the individual mandate “violates personal liberty” and is “inherently at odds with the original vision of the Framers,” but they conveniently forget to mention that the individual mandate was actually their idea. In 1989, the Heritage’s Stuart M. Butler gave a lecture titled “Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans.” Stuart’s lecture disclosed Heritage’s plan to reform the health care system, which called for an individual mandate:
If a young man wrecks his Porsche and has not had the foresight to obtain insurance, we may commiserate but society feels no obligation to repair his car. But health care is different. If a man is struck down by a heart attack in the street, Americans will care for him whether or not he has insurance. If we find that he has spent his money on other things rather than insurance, we may be angry but we will not deny him services – even if that means more prudent citizens end up paying the tab.
Many states now…require anybody driving a car to have liability insurance. But neither the federal government nor any state requires all households to protect themselves from the potentially catastrophic costs of a serious accident or illness. Under the Heritage plan, there would be such a requirement…Mandate all households to obtain adequate insurance.
Even Newt Gingrich admitted in the Republican debate on Oct. 20 that the individual mandate originally came from the conservative Heritage Foundation. In fact, many Republicans in the 1990s, including Charles Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bob Dole (R-KS), and Richard Lugar (R-IN), supported a national requirement for health insurance. As ThinkProgress’ Igor Volsky writes, many of the GOP presidential candidates have supported the individual mandate, including Romney, GingrichHuntsman, and former candidate Tim Pawlenty.
Showing just how far to the right the Republicans have moved, the Heritage Foundation originally touted the individual mandate as a way to help “those who need it most” and make the “health care industry as efficient and consumer sensitive as possible.” But now, from David Brooks calling his own Party not “fit to govern” to Pat Roberts calling the GOP field too “extreme,” Republicans are moving so fast to the right that their own ideas can’t keep up.

BACHMANN: OBAMACARE ENDANGERS NATIONAL SECURITY!

FROM AN ERRATIC ASTEROID TUMBLING THRU SPACE, MICHELE BACHMANN SPOKE TO HER MINIONS OF MUSHROOMS,
OBAMACARE WILL ‘ENDANGER THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF OUR NATION’ | In a sure sign that she’s gearing up to talk about her number one priority — “repealing Obamacare” — during Saturday’s national security debate, Michele Bachmann argued that the Affordable Care Act would undermine American’s “strong national defense” during a foreign policy address in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina this afternoon. “Admiral Mike Mullen warned us, the greatest enemy of our national security was not a foreign one, but it was our own national debt,” she said. “And Obamacare only threatens to exacerbate this problem. Because President Obama’s plan for socialized medicine will threaten the very heart of the U.S. economy and endanger the national security of our nation as it drains valuable resources away from a strong national defense.” Someone should tell her the law is fully paid for and actually reduces the national deficit. Watch it:

Bombast, Bigotry And The Bible

Inside The 2011 Values Voter Summit

Editor’s Note: Church & State Assistant Editor Rob Boston has been writing about the Religious Right since 1988. In this article, he gives a personal perspective on the recent Values Voter Summit sponsored by the Family Research Council and other Religious Right groups.
Colonial character at the Values Voter Summit

JESUS OR JAIL!

Jesus Or Jail

Alabama City’s Proposed Plan To Send Offenders To Church Sparks Controversy

If you commit a misdemeanor in Baldwin County, Ala., you might find yourself behind bars in the local jail or slapped with a fine, but there’s one way to avoid those unpleasant scenarios: Agree to go to church.
In late September, Police Chief Michael Rowland of Bay Minette, a city of about 8,500 people north of Mobile, announced the implementation of something called “Operation Restore Our Community.” Under the plan, low-level offenders would have an option of paying a fine, going to jail or attending church weekly for one year. At the end of 12 months, their records would be wiped clean.
“It’s an easy choice for me,” Rowland told The Christian Post. “If I had to choose between going to jail and paying a heavy fine or going to church, I’d certainly select church.”
But that, according to critics, is exactly the problem with the scheme. Offenders, naturally eager to avoid fines and time behind bars, will take the church option. Bay Minette’s police department will become a conduit for Christian evangelism.
Church-state separation advocates were quick to weigh in.
“I have just two words for this ill-considered scheme: blatantly unconstitutional,” said Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “Government simply can’t put people in a position where their only choice is Jesus or jail.”
Americans United’s Legal Department also spoke up. In a letter to Rowland, Bay Minette Mayor Jamie Tillery and members of the city council, AU Legal Director Ayesha N. Khan and Litigation Counsel Gregory M. Lipper warned officials that they are on thin constitutional ice.
“Under well-established decisions, the City may not force individuals – even those convicted of crimes – to choose between religion and jail,” wrote Khan and Lipper.
The AU attorneys added, “The Program would be unconstitutional even if participants could, as the City has asserted, attend the religious service of their choice. For one, any such choice is purely theoretical: only churches participate in the Program, and so in practice defendants must attend Christian services. In any event, the Program would violate the Constitution even if other religions did participate, because the First Amendment also requires the government to remain neutral between religion and non-religion.”
Rowland says more than five dozen churches have agreed to take part in the plan. Although he insisted that Jewish and Muslim groups would be welcome to participate as well, it doesn’t appear that houses of worship like that even exist in town. A survey of the city’s religious community found plenty of Baptist churches as well as Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic, Holiness and other Christian denominations – but not much else.
As for non-believers, Rowland was blunt that they can’t take part in the program. “We would not have an option for them,” he said. “It’s a faith-based program, so it has to be a faith-based organization.” Some religious leaders are eager to take part, seeing the program as a mission field.
“You show me somebody who falls in love with Jesus, and I’ll show you a person who won't be a problem to society but that will be an influence and a help to those around them,” Pastor Robert Gates of Christian Life Church told WRKG-TV in Mobile.
In Washington, the Family Research Council endorsed the approach as well. FRC blogger Ashley Skidmore said the program “should be an interesting example of how a community can join together to help local non-violent offenders get their lives on the right track, and hopefully get their spiritual lives on the right track as well.”
Faced with mounting criticism, Rowland began insisting that no one would be forced to choose between going to church or going to jail. Offenders, he said, could always choose community service.
In Bay Minette, community service consists of some type of physical labor, such as cleaning up trash or doing yard work in local parks. Again, critics pointed out, for many it’s a less attractive option than attending church.
Rowland hasn’t been shy about his preference. He told the Mobile Press-Register, “It was agreed by all the pastors that at the core of the crime problem was the erosion of family values and morals. We have children raising children and parents not instilling values in young people.”
As criticism mounted (and the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue), officials in Bay Minette started to waver. Tillery announced that city attorneys were reviewing the program.
“The city will ask the Alabama Attorney General to review the program as well. The city will reserve further comment until these reviews have been completed,” Tillery wrote in an email to ABCNews.com. Rowland, however, continued to insist that critics had misunderstood his plan and said it was legal.
Bay Minette didn’t pioneer the idea of sentencing offenders to church. In 2005, a state judge in Kentucky came under fire after it was revealed that he had, on about 50 occasions, given drug and alcohol offenders the option of going to church instead of spending time behind bars or in a rehabilitation center.
Laurel County District Judge Michael Caperton said he saw no problem in the unusual sentences, remarking, “It’s not mandatory and I say worship services instead of church.” AU wrote to the judge, urging him to stop the practice. (The issue died down when Caperton moved up to the state Court of Appeals, where he no longer directly sentenced offeders.)
More recently, Idaho resident Janene Cowles found herself facing a “Jesus or jail” situation due to some unusual circumstances. Convicted of a drug offense in 2006, Cowles was told she could serve a year in the Ada County Jail or attend a “discipleship/ recovery” program at the Boise Rescue Mission. She chose the program.
Although not a Christian, Cowles knew the program was religious and thought she could get through it. But once she got there, she determined that it was not a good fit. The program was heavily Pentecostal in nature, and Cowles was expected to pray, sing hymns, lay hands on the afflicted and even take part in exorcisms to cast out demons. (She was even forced to attend National Day of Prayer activities at the state capitol.)
When Cowles complained she was kicked out – and sent back to jail. Cowles and another mission resident sued over the matter. Backed by the Intermountain Fair Housing Council, they asserted that the mission had engaged in religious discrimination for tossing her out and had violated the federal Fair Housing Act. Two federal courts rejected the lawsuit.
Religion and correctional institutions have a long history – and often a complicated one. Recidivism, the tendency of an offender to commit another crime after being released, remains a serious problem. A recent report published by the Pew Center on the States found that more than 40 percent of convicts who win release from prison are back behind bars within three years.
Corrections officials, criminologists, social scientists and others have tried various approaches to reduce recidivism – some of them religious in nature.
Religious programs in prisons and jails that are voluntarily supported and funded don’t usually present a problem. But some states have gone beyond that. In 2003, Americans United sued to block government support for the InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI), a fundamentalist program run by Charles W. Colson’s Prison Fellowship Ministries. In court, Americans United proved that IFI is saturated with fundamentalist dogma and that inmates taking part in it were given special perks not available to others.
A federal judge ruled tax-funded support of the program unconstitutional in June of 2006. In December of 2007, a federal appeals court upheld the decision.
Noted the appeals court, “In the present case, plaintiffs demonstrated…that the InnerChange program resulted in inmate enrollment in a program dominated by Bible study, Christian classes, religious revivals, and church services.”
InnerChange has claimed success in helping former inmates go straight, but another researcher looked at the data and found that InnerChange had skewed the results by excluding participants who failed to complete the program. Other researchers have looked at the impact of religious programs in prisons and jails and concluded that their effect on recidivism remains unclear.
Prisons and jails, like the larger American society, contain a diverse population of religious believers and non-believers. Rather than push “Christians-only” programs, Americans United urges correctional officials to tend to the spiritual needs of all inmates in a manner that comports with the Constitution.
After word of AU’s letter to officials in Bay Minette hit the media, the organization heard from a prison chaplain in Maryland who discussed his work with inmates at a federal penitentiary in Cumberland – an approach that stands in stark contrast to Bay Minette’s plan.
“I was invited to serve a need as a faith representative as a Wiccan minister,” the chaplain wrote. “They have, in addition, Native American, Santeria, Baptist, Seventh-day Adventist, Muslim, Jewish and others. Essentially, if a prisoner requests a faith representative, they will take all due diligence to find them.
“The faith-based community program to help restore prisoners to society seeks out faith houses of many religions to help in restoration, rehabilitation and sometimes habilitation as the person has come from an environment of crime and so has no social or physical skills to hold down a job,” continued the chaplain. “From math to taking care of dogs to horse training, to woodworking, to farm work, the prison in which I serve is out to care for the individual – not be a solely Christian release program.”

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MORE FOX STUPIDITY ON GLOBAL WARMING

THESE DOLTS DON'T REALIZE THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS CAUSED BY INCREASED MOISTURE IN THE AIR CAUSED BY OVERALL WARMING. BIGGER STORMS, INCREASED FRQUENCY, FLOODS, ETC. DUH. SEEN ANY FLOODING LATELY? DEATHS BY NATURAL DISATERS BROKE ALL RECORDS IN THE USA THIS YEAR.





 NOW HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?




                                             

ANN COULTER: OUR BLACKS ARE BETTER THAN THEIR BLACKS!

WINGNUTS ATTACK THE 14TH AMENDMENT!

THEY HATE THE CONSTITUTION!

CRAZY SHIT-4-BRAINS NUTJOBS SEEK TO BAN BIRTH CONTROL!

Again, the clown car of wingnuts doesn't know that the Supreme Court already set precedent in 1965 in Griswold V Connecticut  That ruling on contraception affirmed the right to privacy which the religious nutjobs HATE! Can you say American Taliban? Ayatollahs of the GOP?

OCCUPY! PAT ROBERTSON ON THE MONEY CHANGERS!

JESUS LOVED THE MONEYCHANGERS! RiiiiiiiiiiGHT!

NH: RICK PERRY DOING GEORGE BUSH DOING A DRUNK GEORGE CARLIN

MICHELLE BACHMANN'S HISTORY OF THE PLANET URANUS: IRAN THREATENED TO NUKE ISRAEL