Monthly Archives: June 2009

Caption Contest!

“do you wanna know how many people I had to walk to get these?”

“this is bottom line sweetie my infomercial drops on the fifth of the month”
“Do these wings, make me look fat?”
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Democrats Refuse To Stand For Pledge of Allegiance

Background

With failed clown Al Franken taking the Senate seat from Minnesota, New York State Democrats refusing to stand for our Pledge of Allegiance and Obama joining in with other socialists demanding the return of a deposed wannabe dictator to Honduras, after he was legally removed for violating their constitution, ordered by the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress, I guess the joke is on America after all.

Can we question their patriotism now?

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Caption Contest!

“do you wanna know how many people I had to walk to get these?”

“this is bottom line sweetie my infomercial drops on the fifth of the month”
“Do these wings, make me look fat?”
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Hey Moveon, Ron Wyden Isn’t a Female

Periodically I receive emails from the left-wing group, Moveon.org. Besides always amazing me that they know so much that just isn’t so, I am amused at how they lend theirsupport to socialist programs and other left leaning persons fall in lock step behind them as they frequently show a certain lack of viable acuity.

Such is the case in the latest communiqué from Patrick Schmitt of MoveOn.org asking, “Do you have a window?” In hawking the massive seizure of our healthcare system, Moveon begins the sent advertisement with,

“Dear MoveOn member,Can you print out this poster and put it in your window, so Senator Ron Wyden will know that folks in her area support real health care reform?”

Thinking it just a simple typo, as all have done at times, I looked on the email and saw the poster they desire printed contains the same “typo.”

If they can’t even get Senator Ron Wyden’s sex right, and they have a 50/50 shot at it, how can you trust them in their subversive support of “hope and change?”

disclaimer: Deeper in the email, they correctly identify Wyden as a ‘He.’

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Hey Moveon, Ron Wyden Isn’t a Female

Periodically I receive emails from the left-wing group, Moveon.org. Besides always amazing me that they know so much that just isn’t so, I am amused at how they lend theirsupport to socialist programs and other left leaning persons fall in lock step behind them as they frequently show a certain lack of viable acuity.

Such is the case in the latest communiqué from Patrick Schmitt of MoveOn.org asking, “Do you have a window?” In hawking the massive seizure of our healthcare system, Moveon begins the sent advertisement with,

“Dear MoveOn member,Can you print out this poster and put it in your window, so Senator Ron Wyden will know that folks in her area support real health care reform?”

Thinking it just a simple typo, as all have done at times, I looked on the email and saw the poster they desire printed contains the same “typo.”

If they can’t even get Senator Ron Wyden’s sex right, and they have a 50/50 shot at it, how can you trust them in their subversive support of “hope and change?”

disclaimer: Deeper in the email, they correctly identify Wyden as a ‘He.’

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Is Government Health Care Constitutional?

Frequent Victoria Taft Show guest, former Justice Department lawyer, David Rivkin, poses this tantalizing question in an op ed piece today in the WSJ (see link to the right, below),

Is Government Health Care Constitutional?

And here’s where Rivkin and fellow author, Lee Casey, look to find guidance: the abortion decisions.

The Supreme Court created the right to privacy in the 1960s and used it to strike down a series of state and federal regulations of personal (mostly sexual) conduct. This line of cases began with Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 (involving marital birth control), and includes the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

The court’s underlying rationale was not abortion-specific. Rather, the justices posited a constitutionally mandated zone of personal privacy that must remain free of government regulation, except in the most exceptional circumstances. As the court explained in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), “these matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and the mystery of human life.”

And Rivkin and Casey write the Obama administration won’t be able to simply write this to be above judicial review,

…A brief review of the Supreme Court’s recent war-on-terror decisions, brought by or on behalf of detained enemy combatants, will disabuse that notion. This area of governmental authority was once nearly immune from judicial intervention. Over the past five years, however, the Supreme Court (supposedly the nonpolitical branch) has unapologetically transformed itself into a full-fledged, policy-making partner with the president and Congress.

Read the rest here.

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More Reaction to SCOTUS Decision Spiking Sotomayor

From Rees Lloyd,

Great news in Firefighters case in USSC. The “wise Latina” who is smarter than Thomas Jefferson is reversed. This was an awful case. Because no black could get a grade high enough for promotion, the whole test was thrown out. That is racism. Institutional, governmental racism that we fought against in the
civil rights movement when it impacted on blacks. It is no less despicable when the perpetrators are black and the victims are white.
–Rees

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Supreme Court Overrules Sotomayor Decision

The United States Supreme Court over turned an appellate court decision on White Firefighters being denied promotion after passing the promotion test, because Black Firefighters did not score high enough to gain promotion also. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was one of the Appellate Court Judges that ruled the decision to deny these promotions was valid.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas agreed with the opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy of, “Fear of litigation alone cannot justify an employer’s reliance on race to the detriment of individuals who passed the examinations and qualified for promotions.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg agreed with Judge Sotomayor saying, “[the white firefighters] understandably attract this court’s sympathy. But they had no vested right to promotion. Nor have other persons received promotions in preference to them.”

If passing the cities promotion test doesn’t entitle someone to promotion, what does?

SOURCE

HISTORY

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Is Government Health Care Constitutional?

Frequent Victoria Taft Show guest, former Justice Department lawyer, David Rivkin, poses this tantalizing question in an op ed piece today in the WSJ (see link to the right, below),

Is Government Health Care Constitutional?

And here’s where Rivkin and fellow author, Lee Casey, look to find guidance: the abortion decisions.

The Supreme Court created the right to privacy in the 1960s and used it to strike down a series of state and federal regulations of personal (mostly sexual) conduct. This line of cases began with Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 (involving marital birth control), and includes the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

The court’s underlying rationale was not abortion-specific. Rather, the justices posited a constitutionally mandated zone of personal privacy that must remain free of government regulation, except in the most exceptional circumstances. As the court explained in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), “these matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and the mystery of human life.”

And Rivkin and Casey write the Obama administration won’t be able to simply write this to be above judicial review,

…A brief review of the Supreme Court’s recent war-on-terror decisions, brought by or on behalf of detained enemy combatants, will disabuse that notion. This area of governmental authority was once nearly immune from judicial intervention. Over the past five years, however, the Supreme Court (supposedly the nonpolitical branch) has unapologetically transformed itself into a full-fledged, policy-making partner with the president and Congress.

Read the rest here.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

More Reaction to SCOTUS Decision Spiking Sotomayor

From Rees Lloyd,

Great news in Firefighters case in USSC. The “wise Latina” who is smarter than Thomas Jefferson is reversed. This was an awful case. Because no black could get a grade high enough for promotion, the whole test was thrown out. That is racism. Institutional, governmental racism that we fought against in the
civil rights movement when it impacted on blacks. It is no less despicable when the perpetrators are black and the victims are white.
–Rees

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Supreme Court Overrules Sotomayor Decision

The United States Supreme Court over turned an appellate court decision on White Firefighters being denied promotion after passing the promotion test, because Black Firefighters did not score high enough to gain promotion also. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was one of the Appellate Court Judges that ruled the decision to deny these promotions was valid.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas agreed with the opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy of, “Fear of litigation alone cannot justify an employer’s reliance on race to the detriment of individuals who passed the examinations and qualified for promotions.”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg agreed with Judge Sotomayor saying, “[the white firefighters] understandably attract this court’s sympathy. But they had no vested right to promotion. Nor have other persons received promotions in preference to them.”

If passing the cities promotion test doesn’t entitle someone to promotion, what does?

SOURCE

HISTORY

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Where Are The Jobs?

You were promised “change you can believe in,” but what have we gotten?

We have soaring deficits projected for years ahead,

And unemployment of American citizens rising to near record levels,

This “change we are supposed to believe in” reminds me a little joke I heard many years ago.

A country Preacher is baptizing a man in the river. He dunks him under the water and pulls him back up asking him, “Do you believe?”

The man says, “no, not really.”

The Preacher dunks him back under and holds him down a little longer before pulling him back up and asking, “Do you believe now?”

The man answers, “No, not yet.”

The Preacher dunks him back under and holds him down for a long time before raising him back up. The man comes up, sputtering and spitting water while shouting out, “I believe, I believe now.”

The Preacher asks him, “And just what is it you believe?”

He answers, “I believe you are trying to drown me!”

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Where Are The Jobs?

You were promised “change you can believe in,” but what have we gotten?

We have soaring deficits projected for years ahead,

And unemployment of American citizens rising to near record levels,

This “change we are supposed to believe in” reminds me a little joke I heard many years ago.

A country Preacher is baptizing a man in the river. He dunks him under the water and pulls him back up asking him, “Do you believe?”

The man says, “no, not really.”

The Preacher dunks him back under and holds him down a little longer before pulling him back up and asking, “Do you believe now?”

The man answers, “No, not yet.”

The Preacher dunks him back under and holds him down for a long time before raising him back up. The man comes up, sputtering and spitting water while shouting out, “I believe, I believe now.”

The Preacher asks him, “And just what is it you believe?”

He answers, “I believe you are trying to drown me!”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com