What If Trayvon Martin Had Stood His Ground?

Let’s take a look at the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law and put the shoe on the other foot, or in the Trayvon Martin case, the gun in the other hand. The law reads: “A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or […]

While We Wait, a Prediction

Now that the Supremes have finished hearing arguments and begin to deliberate the fate of the Affordable Care Act it seems to be the time for predictions on how they’ll rule, so I’ll throw in my $0.02 worth. I see a 5-4 decision to not only throw out the individual mandate but the entire law. […]

Conservative Annise Parker Keeps After The Homeless And Says That Public Is Private

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has been pushing an anti-food sharing ordinance in Houston that would criminalize  many acts of kindness towards those most in need in our city.  (Above–The type of sharing with others that may soon be illegal in Houston.)   Beyond that, Mayor Parker, in explaining her support for the anti-giving ordinance, has some […]

Of All Sad Words of Tongue or Pen…

…the saddest are these, it might have been: “With the Supreme Court arguing the legality of the Affordable Care Act, it is a good time to remember that almost nobody disputes that single payer, such as Medicare for All, would be undoubtedly constitutional. Even Michael Carvin, one of the lead lawyers arguing (for the non-state […]

Useful Idiots

AFP (Americans For Prosperity) sponsored a rally attended by AFP (Astroturf Fools and Pawns) yesterday across the street from the Supreme Court. The speakers at this gathering of people against government interference in health care included Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sen. Jim DeMint, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Allen West, Sen. Ron Johnson, and Sen. Pat Toomey. […]

Cheney’s New Heart Needs To Last Long Enough For War Crimes Trial

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has received a heart transplant. (Above–Former Vice President Cheney) Good. I hope that Mr. Cheney’s new heart lasts long enough for him to be prosecuted for war crimes. Human Rights Watch says that both former President Bush and Mr. Cheney should be investigated for war crimes because they ordered people to be […]

Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Wear Hoodies

Geraldo Rivera on Fox and Friends this morning, via Media Matters: “I believe that George Zimmerman, the overzealous neighborhood watch captain should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law and if he is criminally liable, he should be prosecuted. But I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let […]

I Always Feel Like, Somebody’s Watching Me

Now that Big Brother is taking the time and the $2 billion expense of building a  massive data collection center in Utah (details later), they need something to put in it. So here we go: “The Obama administration is moving to relax restrictions on how counterterrorism analysts may retrieve, store and search information about Americans […]

Just What We Need–More Deregulation

If there’s one thing you can take to the bank, so to speak, in these times of political polarization in Washington it’s this-any bill that passes the House and Senate with margins like 390-23 and 73-26 isn’t, in the words of John Nance Garner, worth a warm bucket of spit. The passage of the so-called […]