14 Nov 2012

Erick Erickson Is Like A Pudgy Modern Day Gated-Community Lincoln

As you may have heard, there are many citizens of this fair and Godly land of ours who have, after four years of hard concentratin’ and cypherin’, just recently figured out that the President guy is a black Black Man and, HO-lee-shit! “there goes the neighborhood”, and now they want to

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14 Nov 2012

Nobody Gives A Shit.

Once again we are being lied to.  Once again we are faced with the disastrous environmental consequences of our insatiable desire for profit…..and the mass media is….wait for it…..silent.  Are you aware of what has been going on in Southern Louisiana?  Have you seen any information on the news about

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14 Nov 2012

The Fiscal Cliff Impacts You

Sometimes things don’t turn out right. It is easier to believe everything is going to be fine, but the reality we have seen through history should humble each of us. Look around the nation and the globe at the various crises facing average people. What would you do once you

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14 Nov 2012

Brain drain: The new Israeli diaspora

“Are you talking about the kind of people referred to in all those Israeli-sponsored subway ads,” I replied, “bragging that Israelis have invented thus-and-so hot new gadget or found a cure for this or that horrendous disease? Those are the ones that are leaving?”

“Like rats from a sinking ship.” I guess no one with any brains wants to keep living in a country where its leaders are always either declaring war, waging war or industriously hunting for a new war to declare.

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14 Nov 2012

Report to Come out Thursday Suggests ‘Enron’ Style Manipulation of West Coast Gas Prices

The video is from the Enron tapes of two traders colluding to defraud the electricity market in California Just what we’ve suspected seems to have been confirmed. From Kevin G. Hall of McClatchy West Coast gasoline price spikes in May and October were widely blamed on refinery outages, but new

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14 Nov 2012

Late Night: Operation ‘Pillar of Defense’: Cast Lead 2

As Reuters is reporting… Israel hammers Hamas in Gaza offensive * Israel says major operation may last days …Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist

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14 Nov 2012

Be Prepared for Watercooler Wednesday

Hi, y’all. Tonight I was at the OccuQueers meeting, Occupy Austin’s queer working group. With other members of Occupy, we’re preparing for the opening of the Texas Legislature in January (our state government only meets every 2 years). We’re writing letters to some newly elected queer legislators to ask them

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14 Nov 2012

Sorry Religious Right, But the Gay Community Isn’t Buying What You Are Selling

As far as I am concerned, it’s always a good thing when religious right figures trot their hypocrisies out in the public square.

My only concern is that we as a community don’t take advantage of this more.

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14 Nov 2012

The Exclusionary Rule: What Is It and What Does it Mean?

Cross Posted from Frederick Leatherman Law Blog The SCOTUS created the Exclusionary Rule in Weeks v. United States, 232 U.S. 383 (1914) to prohibit the prosecution from using evidence against a defendant that federal law enforcement officials had seized from the defendant’s residence without a search warrant, a violation of

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