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Archive for March, 2010

Medical Marijuana Activist Being Denied His Second Amendment Rights

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Legal, War On Drugs

A medical marijuana activist in Washington state has been told by local law enforcement that they will not allow him to own a gun: SEATTLE (AP) — A medical marijuana activist who nearly killed an intruder in his home during a shootout this month has been barred from buying guns because he’s a pot patient, […]

Another Military Officer Refusing To Serve Until He Sees Obama’s Birth Certificate

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Obama Derangement Syndrome, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Via Dr. Conspiracy, I learned of Lt. Col Terry Lakin, an Army physician who is refusing to go to Afghanistan until he sees President Obama’s “long form” birth certificate: The guy is either deluded or is being deluded by people with an agenda and, while no lawsuit has been filed yet, we all know that […]

Republicans Begin Walking Away From “Repeal It”

Senator Richard Burr (R, N.C.): “It may not be total repeal at the end of the day,” said Burr in a radio interview. “It may be a series of fixes over the course of this bill getting enacted that allow us to change and possibly bend that cost curve down.”

David Letterman Gives The Tea Party The Fairest Hearing Its Ever Had

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Politics

Last night, David Letterman gave 13 minutes of CBS’s airtime for an interview with a Tea Party activist: In a quietly remarkable piece of television, David Letterman interviewed Tea Party member Pam Stout on last night’s Late Show. “I know nothin’ about the tea party,” Dave began, saying Stout had come to his attention after […]

Federal Judge Rules That Bush Administration Illegally Wiretapped American Citizens

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under George W Bush, Individual Liberty, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Privacy

A Federal Judge in California dropped a bomb today: A federal judge on Wednesday said the George W. Bush administration illegally eavesdropped on the telephone conversations of two American lawyers who represented a now-defunct Saudi charity. The lawyers alleged some of their 2004 telephone conversations to Saudi Arabia were siphoned to the National Security Agency […]

Vatican Desperate To Avoid Papal Deposition

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Catholic Church, Religion

There’s a lawsuit pending in Tennessee that could result in Pope Benedict XVI being put under oath and forced to give testimony about the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandals: VATICAN CITY — Dragged deeper than ever into the clerical sex abuse scandal, the Vatican is launching a legal defense that the church hopes will shield […]

Hey Chris Matthews, Don’t Tread On Me Means What It Says

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Health Care Reform, History, Individual Liberty, Politics

Last night during a completely one-sided discussion of the “fire on the right,” Chris Matthews and Mark Potok from the Southern Poverty Law Center had a discussion about the prevalence of the use of the Gadsden Flag at political protests: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy To listen to […]

Republicans + Lesbian Bondage + Jon Stewart = Hilarity Ensuing

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Humor, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Jon Stewart tackled the Republican “Lesbian Bondage Gate” story last night: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

Nancy Pelosi Was Right, ObamaCare Is Law And We’re Finally Finding Out What’s In It

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Health Care Reform, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Remember this ? It seems like every day that has passed since March 21st has brought a new revelation about some previously unknown part of the health care reform bill. Today, The New York Times does the honors: Tucked inside the huge health reform bill signed into law last week were many surprising and little-noticed […]

Obama: Drill, Baby, Drill

President Obama announced the first expansion in offshore drilling in decades: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday described his proposal to open vast expanses of American coastlines to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, as a painful but necessary decision. He said that his plan to allow drilling along […]

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