Daily Archives: June 26, 2012

Michelle Obama Announces Last Supper; No Word On Knives and Forks

First President Obama sent out another email this time telling us he’ll be outspent by Mitt Romney. That was pathetic enough. Now Michelle Obama is announcing the last summer. 

Victoria —

I’m sad to say this is probably the last dinner with supporters that Barack and I will be able to host together before the election.

Today’s the last day you can chip in to be automatically entered for the chance to join us — and I hope you will. You can donate all the way up to midnight tonight, when the campaign will randomly select the winners:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Meet-Us-for-Dinner

Thanks for everything you’re doing. Every little bit makes a difference.

Hope to see you at dinner,

Michelle

Unknown at this point is whether they’ll be able to use knives and forks.

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Rees Lloyd: Supreme Court Won’t YET Take Up Case of Mt. Soledad Cross; We Fight On

Rees dashed off these notes to me following yesterday’s decision NOT to take up the Mt. Soledad cross case by the US Supreme Court:

In this opinion on denial, Justice Alito makes clear that the denial is not based upon  the merits. Rather, it is stressed that review is denied because the 9th Circuit decision remanded the case to the U.S. District to determine a proper remedy. Thus, says Alito, he joins the denial only because it is premature in that it is unknown what remedy the lower court will fashion. He notes that the 9th Circuit decision states it is not holding that the Cross, or a Cross, could not be maintained if there were changes in the context. He notes that it is unknown what action the government may take re; the context, or 
 
other action. He makes clear that the decision is not, therefore, ‘on the merits,” and stresses that the government may re-petition after the lower court’s decision is made. 

It is significant that the Supreme Court held in the Mojave Cross Case that a transfer of the site to private hands cured the constitutional problem. Therefore, that same approach, i.e., transfer of the Mt. Soledad Memorial to private hands, e.g., the Mt Soledad Memorial Association,  might we applicable.
 
Here’s part of Justice Alito’s order:

Because no final judgment has been rendered and it remains unclearprecisely what action the Federal Government will berequired to take, I agree with the Court’s decision to denythe petitions for certiorari. See, e.g., Locomotive Firemen v. Bangor & Aroostook R. Co., 389 U. S. 327, 328 (1967) (per curiam) (denying petition for certiorari because “the Court of Appeals [had] remanded the case” and thus it was“not yet ripe for review by this Court”); see also E. Gressman, K. Geller, S. Shapiro, T. Bishop, & E. Hartnett,Supreme Court Practice 280 (9th ed. 2007) (hereinaf- ter Stern & Gressman). Our denial, of course, does not amount to a ruling on the merits, and the Federal Government is free to raise the same issue in a later petition following entry of a final judgment.

In short, the fight to save the Mt. Soledad Cross is NOT over in the courts. The fight goes on there, and should go on in the Congress and the Executive Branch.


For God and Country Forever; Surrender To The ACLU–Never!

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Obama Declares War on Arizona. Stops 287g Program and Sets Up Hotline to Report Law Enforcement "Abuses"

The federal government isn’t done messing with Arizona. After taking Arizona to the US Supreme Court over it’s anti illegal immigration bill SB 1070 and losing the centerpiece of it; after personally going after outspoken Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio;  the Obama White House is going after Arizona again.

The Obama Department of Homeland Security, headed by former Governor Janet Incompetano (thank you Mark Steyn), is ceasing the successful 287g program which trained local law enforcement to enforce immigration law.

And now the Holder “justice” Department is setting up a hotline for illegal aliens. See Pat Dollard’s piece about that here. Money quote:

The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons.
The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov.

Holder has set up a government fishing expedition. There should be no violations, of course, but you know that Holder et al have already begun trolling for a host of “Juan Does” to take this case back to the Supreme Court. The phone line is tantamount to ambulance chasing.

Sheriff Arpaio calls it a War on Arizona. No doubt. 

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

Michelle Obama Announces Last Supper; No Word On Knives and Forks

First President Obama sent out another email this time telling us he’ll be outspent by Mitt Romney. That was pathetic enough. Now Michelle Obama is announcing the last summer. 

Victoria —

I’m sad to say this is probably the last dinner with supporters that Barack and I will be able to host together before the election.

Today’s the last day you can chip in to be automatically entered for the chance to join us — and I hope you will. You can donate all the way up to midnight tonight, when the campaign will randomly select the winners:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Meet-Us-for-Dinner

Thanks for everything you’re doing. Every little bit makes a difference.

Hope to see you at dinner,

Michelle

Unknown at this point is whether they’ll be able to use knives and forks.

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

Rees Lloyd: Supreme Court Won’t YET Take Up Case of Mt. Soledad Cross; We Fight On

Rees dashed off these notes to me following yesterday’s decision NOT to take up the Mt. Soledad cross case by the US Supreme Court:

In this opinion on denial, Justice Alito makes clear that the denial is not based upon  the merits. Rather, it is stressed that review is denied because the 9th Circuit decision remanded the case to the U.S. District to determine a proper remedy. Thus, says Alito, he joins the denial only because it is premature in that it is unknown what remedy the lower court will fashion. He notes that the 9th Circuit decision states it is not holding that the Cross, or a Cross, could not be maintained if there were changes in the context. He notes that it is unknown what action the government may take re; the context, or 
 
other action. He makes clear that the decision is not, therefore, ‘on the merits,” and stresses that the government may re-petition after the lower court’s decision is made. 

It is significant that the Supreme Court held in the Mojave Cross Case that a transfer of the site to private hands cured the constitutional problem. Therefore, that same approach, i.e., transfer of the Mt. Soledad Memorial to private hands, e.g., the Mt Soledad Memorial Association,  might we applicable.
 
Here’s part of Justice Alito’s order:

Because no final judgment has been rendered and it remains unclearprecisely what action the Federal Government will berequired to take, I agree with the Court’s decision to denythe petitions for certiorari. See, e.g., Locomotive Firemen v. Bangor & Aroostook R. Co., 389 U. S. 327, 328 (1967) (per curiam) (denying petition for certiorari because “the Court of Appeals [had] remanded the case” and thus it was“not yet ripe for review by this Court”); see also E. Gressman, K. Geller, S. Shapiro, T. Bishop, & E. Hartnett,Supreme Court Practice 280 (9th ed. 2007) (hereinaf- ter Stern & Gressman). Our denial, of course, does not amount to a ruling on the merits, and the Federal Government is free to raise the same issue in a later petition following entry of a final judgment.

In short, the fight to save the Mt. Soledad Cross is NOT over in the courts. The fight goes on there, and should go on in the Congress and the Executive Branch.


For God and Country Forever; Surrender To The ACLU–Never!

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

Obama Declares War on Arizona. Stops 287g Program and Sets Up Hotline to Report Law Enforcement "Abuses"

The federal government isn’t done messing with Arizona. After taking Arizona to the US Supreme Court over it’s anti illegal immigration bill SB 1070 and losing the centerpiece of it; after personally going after outspoken Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio;  the Obama White House is going after Arizona again.

The Obama Department of Homeland Security, headed by former Governor Janet Incompetano (thank you Mark Steyn), is ceasing the successful 287g program which trained local law enforcement to enforce immigration law.

And now the Holder “justice” Department is setting up a hotline for illegal aliens. See Pat Dollard’s piece about that here. Money quote:

The Justice Department has set up a hotline for the public to report potential civil rights concerns regarding the Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop for other reasons.
The hotline phone number is 1-855-353-1010. The email is: SB1070(at)usdoj.gov.

Holder has set up a government fishing expedition. There should be no violations, of course, but you know that Holder et al have already begun trolling for a host of “Juan Does” to take this case back to the Supreme Court. The phone line is tantamount to ambulance chasing.

Sheriff Arpaio calls it a War on Arizona. No doubt. 

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

Savage Savaged by His Own Remarks in Comment, But It’s Censored for Being "Threatening"

The Portland Smirkury has a love affair with their favorite militant gay, Dan Savage. Savage is a writer of some repute with the leather chaps and pink boa crowd. His syndicated “Savage Love” weekly column dishes sex advice to the gay and lovelorn. The national new media is beginning to notice.
 
Savage is vile, in your face and disgusting. But the paper prints his stuff anyway, thinking Dan Savage brings their alt weekly a little street cred. Besides, his commentary is the yin to the paper’s classified ad yang.

When then-Commissioner Sam Adams asked the Seattle based Dan Savage for an endorsement for Mayor in 2008, Savage told Willamette Week, 

“Sam?” Savage said, when asked why he was endorsing Adams. “He’s a pole smoker like me. I’m like those old women voting for Hillary.”

Just the man to lecture the nation’s youth, no? Yes! Savage is lecturing the nation’s youth on suicide prevention and that’s why he came to the attention of Breitbart News when he recently uttered:

Savage had tweeted that GOProud, the conservative gay organization’s endorsement of Mitt Romney was wandering a little too far off the ideological plantation for his taste:

GOProud sent Savage their own message which you can find here.

Savage was also quoted in the Breitbart story as saying:

In 2006, Savage said that Green Party Senate candidate Carl Romanelli, who was running against Democrat Bob Casey (the eventual winner), “should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there’s nothing left but the rope.” Casey was so offended he refused Savage’s campaign donations.

It appears The Smirk can dish it out but can’t take it. Recently 5th Listener “Andy from Beaverton” decided to use one of Savage’s own lines in his comment on one of Savage’s stories.  

The paper censored it.

From: Andy from Beaverton
To: Victoria 
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:31 PM
Subject: I DID IT! I finally had a comment removed at the sMercury


I finally wrote something so offensive, they removed it.  So I just posted it once again.  What did I write?  I just posted a quote by Dan Savage to a Dan Savage article;  Savage “should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there’s nothing left but the rope”

SL Letter of the Day: Do Monogamous Gay Couples Exist?

Let’s count the minutes until they remove it.  Don’t they know it’s a Dan Savage quote?

 
Andy asked in a comment why he was censored when he was only quoting Savage. It produced this reply:

After some discussion among Merc editors, Andy, we decided that, lacking any context, suggesting that Savage be “dragged behind a pickup truck until there’s nothing left but the rope” was just plain threatening, whether or not it was a quote.

Then he asked for clarification but got none:

PM editors,
Your response is quite confusing. Are you saying that if I can provide context to Savage’s death threat against Carl Romanelli, that it would be allowed? Or are you saying that if I use any death threat, intimidation, harassment and/or homophobic slander by Savage it will be removed, regardless of context?

So disgusting and vile Savage can say anything in the Smirk, but if anyone quotes him that’s threatening. Please make a note of it and perhaps send a reminder to the Smirk that perhaps they should reconsider putting such a threatening columnist in the pages of their own paper.

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