The county clerk in Kentucky deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a Muslim woman who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without her man’s approval.
Why should she (follow federal law) when the DOJ and other civil authorities don’t follow federal law when they choose not to, i.e. Washington State and Colorado (POT) come to mind…or the abstract notion of ‘sanctuary cities.’ I always thought that sanctuary was the province of churches.
Our Take Back America Strategy: NO Risks, NO Inconvenience, NO Courage, NO Poking the Bear and NO Support for Anyone Who Does
White House on Jailing of Kentucky Clerk: “No public official” is Above the Law — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) September 3, 2015
As a Gay Woman #IStandWithKimDavis because I’m tired of Gay Gestapo planting their flag wherever they want–Enough Already— linda_her (@linda_her) September 4, 2015
But We Would’ve Followed THE LAW and Could Self-Righteously Pat Ourselves on the Back for Being Such Good Citizens — Lesbian Conservative (@lesbianoutsider) September 4, 2015
Trump is full of it, too. But at least he’s full of it in English rather than bullsh*t. Which is what you’re speaking when you talk about “pathways to citizenship” and “comprehensive immigration reform”. They’re Democrat evasions, and the Republican base is entitled at the very minimum to demand (answers from) Republican candidates who come up with some weaselly duplicitous evasions of their own.
A significant section of the GOP base is sick of dialing Republican headquarters and hearing: “Press 1 for Spanish, Press 2 for Consultant-approved claptrap, Press 3 for artful straddle, Press 4 for all disavowals of last year’s positions, Press 5 for endless looped replays of John McCain’s amusing primary-season-only super-butch ‘Build the danged fence!’ commercial, Press 6 for live audio feed of John McCain teaching Lindsey Graham how to say ‘Danged!’, Press 7 if you know the Spanish for ‘Danged!’, Press 8 to hear Jeb Bush say ‘No amnesty, not on my watch, No Sirree!’, Press 9 to hear Jeb Bush say ‘Viva la danged Amnistía!’ If you wish someone to speak to you in Non-Forked-Tongue English, please stay on the line and wait for an operator.”
August 10, 2010:
I think a 2016 run for the White House is the action plan for the Clinton clan. The Hill wants her butt on that presidential chair as the first female President of the United States and she’ll do whatever it takes. So, as far as her playing second fiddle to that Affirmative Action diddle, well, I think Hillary will do exactly what she’s doing now: suck it up, play ball, and wait.
Shell-shocked liberals are beginning to grasp some inconvenient truths. No gun massacre is horrible enough to change Americans’ ideas about gun control. No UN Climate Report will get a climate treaty through the U.S. Senate. No combination of anecdotal and statistical evidence will persuade Americans to end their longtime practice of giving police officers extremely wide discretion in the use of force. No “name and shame” report, however graphic, from the Senate Intelligence Committee staff will change the minds of the consistent majority of Americans who tell pollsters that they believe that torture is justifiable under at least some circumstances. No feminist campaign will convince enough voters that the presumption of innocence should not apply to those accused of rape. Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
The Obama presidency has been a devil’s bargain for Democrats…the administration’s political impact has been virtually catastrophic…Democrats are down seventy seats in the House and fifteen in the Senate, giving an increasingly reactionary Republican Party the power to stymie most if not all of the Democrats’ agenda. But this actually understates the damage. Democrats are now the minority in over two-thirds of the nation’s partisan state legislative chambers, their worst showing in history. In twenty-three of these, Republicans will control the governor’s office, too. Eric Alterman, The Nation
We should give thanks that our country still stands…despite the number of turkeys we’ve voted for over the years.
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time! pic.twitter.com/QIDBQTBmmL
— British Embassy (@UKinUSA) August 24, 2014
Our suffocating political correctness and hypersensitivity to all manner of perceived offenses are among the most tiresome features of modern American culture. We all profess to want to get along in perfect harmony, but these days any joke or quip that is even remotely controversial will get you shipped off to (Chinese style) reeducation camp. Which is why both the British Embassy and Harry Reid buckled under pressure and immediately issued formal apologies. For trying to be funny.
“When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts–a child–as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the dependent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters.” Mother Teresa
“I certainly supported a woman’s right to choose, but to my mind the time to choose was before, not after the fact.” Ann B. Ross
This year’s Victims of Communism post gains added relevance due to recent events in Russia and Ukraine. The ideology of Vladimir Putin’s regime is authoritarian nationalism, not communism, and its misdeeds are orders of magnitude smaller than those of the Soviet Union. The threat it poses to the West is likewise far smaller than that of its predecessor.
Nevertheless, it is significant that Russia’s current ruler is a former KGB colonel, and a longtime apologist for communism who has called the fall of the Soviet Union “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the twentieth century. If a former Gestapo or SS colonel became chancellor of Germany and began repressing opposition media, persecuting gays and lesbians, annexing territories that Germany lost in World War II, and calling the fall of the Third Reich the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth century, there would be a great outcry. The Volokh Conspiracy
Senator Dean Heller of Nevada said he told new U.S. Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze in Washington, D.C., that law-abiding Nevadans shouldn’t be penalized by an “overreaching” agency.
Republican Governor Brian Sandoval pointed earlier to what he called “an atmosphere of intimidation,” resulting from the roundup and said he believed constitutional rights were being trampled.
Heller said he heard from local officials, residents and the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association and remained “extremely concerned about the size of this closure and disruptions with access to roads, water and electrical infrastructure.”
The federal government has shut down a scenic but windswept area about half the size of the state of Delaware to round-up about 900 cattle it says are trespassing. CBS Las Vegas