Archives for posts with tag: unconstitutional

Starting with the poor, but not stopping there.
We’ll let this senior GOP official lay out his party’s “conservative” vision:

“You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations,” said Russell Pearce on his weekly talk radio program. Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] then get a job.”

He also suggested Spartan accommodations and strict rules for anyone who received government housing assistance.

“Ever live in a military barracks?” he said. “You’ll maintain your property in a clean, good state of repair, and your home will be subjected to an inspection at any time, possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or an X-Box 360, then get a job.”

Got that? Forced surgery, like they do in China, and did in Nazi Germany. No Constitutional rights, like they do in Russia and Iran. You will have no rights at all, none, zip, nada. That is the Repub agenda, and has been for the entire century (remember the Patriot Act?).

Why the f*** is anybody voting for these Fascist bastards? And why the f*** isn’t everybody voting against them? Christ on a ballot box, people, we need to wake the f***ing f*** up.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Both have said it straight out, Gentle Reader, so this is not Cranky hyperbole.  Let’s start with Ducky Daddy , OK? He said this to Sean Hannity just yesterday: “I’m just saying either convert them or kill them”. There’s video at the link if you don’t believe it.

ISIS, the “Too Crazy even for Al-Quaida Brigade”, kill people from other religions. And they have been doing it. Hopefully, Duckie Boy and his faux-redneck crew of TeaVangelicals aren’t doing THIS in their swamps (yet):

As previously reported, ISIS gave villagers the choice of converting to Islam or facing death. Everyone in the village, whose name is also spelled “Kocho,” chose conversion. Everyone, that is, except their sheikh.

The one man’s refusal was enough to push ISIS militants over the edge, Reuters reports. After looting the village, they loaded the men into buses and took them to the middle of the desert, where they shot them.

That, Cranky Nation, is exactly what “Christians” like Phil Robertson will do if they can take over. It’ll be “Kiss the Cross or be kissed by a sword”. Oh, and you had better be the RIGHT kind of Christian: Presbyterians are considered just as Hellbound as Moslems to crazy f***ers like the Ducksters, so this writer’s head would be rolling down the street, too. Likely yours would as well.

It’s time and past time to remind our country that we ALL have freedom of religion. Nobody should be threatened with death because of their faith. NOBODY. Nowhere. Never. Phil Robertson should take his Bin Laden Beard overseas and join ISIS. The murderous lunatic would fit right in.

Heck, he could star in the next video as he beheads a journalist. Even better propaganda value than a cowardly Brit who is too scared to take his mask off while killing bound, unarmed infidels.

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Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Ohio, a Purple State that was stupid enough to elect a 100% Red government, has been dealing with the consequences of that idiotic decision. And so it goes today, when Ohio’s AG has decided it is his Christian duty to harass, abuse, and discriminate against a legally-married couple, one of whom is about to die, because they are gay. And only because they are gay.

As noted here, a Federal judge ordered Ohio not to do this. And AG DeWine is telling them to pound sand. Of all the inhuman, unconstitutional, jackass things to do. An Attorney General should know better.

Because of this hateful course of action, a man may not be allowed a decent burial in his family plot. General DeWine has done some great work on human trafficking, sexual assault, pill mills, and other criminal matters, and had been praised (including on this blog) for so doing. But this action is beyond the pale.

The AG will waste taxpayer money, harm an Ohio family, go against the wishes of the local government and defy a federal judge, and will lose in the end. WTF?

Really, WTF, Ohio?

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Update: DeWine is not appealing the TRO, so some people think that means he is not out to shaft these poor guys. However, if Mr. Arthur lives past early August, he WILL fight a preliminary and permanent injunction to allow Arthur, who is in hospice care, to be listed as married on his death certificate and Obergefell to be listed as his surviving spouse.

So, he’s still a hateful, discriminatory dick for doing this.

One of the many things Wingnuts blame Obama for is the recently “revealed” Domestic Surveillance State. These fools forget that domestic spying goes back at least to the end of World War II, and has been doing nothing but grow ever since. So blaming any one President is ignorant at best. And blaming Obama is particularly idiotic.

If you’re going to complain about some of the more recent manifestations of our “one nation under surveillance” state (and really, you should be complaining, and that loudly), you have to go back to the reign of Bush the Dumber, the so-called “Patriot Act”, and all of its bastard children. These shameful bits of fear-based liberty destruction were rammed through after the Bushies let 9/11 happen, and have been the bane of  freedom ever since.

One surprising little part of that law can be found in this article from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/05/did-you-know-john-roberts-is-also-chief-justice-of-the-nsas-surveillance-state/  Briefly put: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court is made up of 11 jurists who have the power to approve or disapprove of wiretaps, email monitoring, and all the other spying activities many of us seem to just be finding out about.

And one man, with no oversight, guidelines, checks or balances, chooses each and every one of those judges: John Roberts, the chief justice of the Supreme Court. And he has picked “conservative” judges that pretty much follow the Bush/Cheney philosophy towards the Bill of Rights: that being, “f*** your so-called-rights, peons”. Small wonder that pretty much every request for surveillance gets approved. From the article:

“No other part of U.S. law works this way. The chief justice can’t choose the judges who rule on health law, or preside over labor cases, or decide software patents. But when it comes to surveillance, the composition of the bench is entirely in his hands, and, as a result, so is the extent to which the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation can spy on citizens.

“It really is up to these FISA judges to decide what the law means and what the NSA and FBI gets to do,” said Julian Sanchez, a privacy scholar at the Cato Institute. “So Roberts is single-handedly choosing the people who get to decide how much surveillance we’re subject to.”

Roberts was and is, of course, a Bush appointee, and Obama has no power over him. None. Zippo, Zilch. Nada. Ixnay. So, to blame Obama for the actions of the FISA court is far, far, FAR beyond stupid. There are many things we can blame him for, of course, but not this.

Memo to wingnuts of all sorts: Before blaming Obama, check to see if the facts support your case. If they don’t, then kindly STFU.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

P.S.: Another Supreme Court action, taken before Obama took office, helped make this current state of affairs possible: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323873904578571893758853344.html#articleTabs%3Dvideo . He’s not to blame for that, either.

Lots of so-called “conservatives” claim to be in favor of small government: Mr. Blunt and Cranky has waxed quite wroth on these hypocritical preeves before, like right here, for instance.

A stupid, bigoted, Big Government lesbian-hating judge has decided he has the right to tell taxpaying citizens where they can live and with whom they may live.

Short version: a Texas woman divorced her stalking ex-husband and is living with a woman. A “conservative” judge is enforcing a “morality clause” against her.

People, here is yet another example of the lie that is “small government conservatism” in today’s America. These antediluvian louts are actually lovers of Big Government; nay, frickin’ HUGE Government. They love running things just as much as Liberals do. These alleged “Conservatives” just want to control different aspects of our country.

If it’s a choice between the Liberals wanting to tax a few über-rich twerps, and the “Conservatives” wanting to stick their pimply noses into the bedrooms of the rest of us, this writer knows which one he prefers. And it sure as H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks ain’t the pervert judge, getting his jollies by monitoring our sex lives.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

This really should be a George Carlin punch line, but is scarily quite real. Mississippi: the Red State that imprisons young kids for acting up at school. Below is the link:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/feds-authorities-in-meridian-miss-violated-rights-of-black-children/

A couple of choice quotes from the article:

“The system established by the City of Meridian, Lauderdale County, and DYS to incarcerate children for school suspensions ‘shocks the conscience,’ resulting in the incarceration of children for alleged ‘offenses’ such as dress code violations, flatulence, profanity, and disrespect.” The Justice Department findings letter noted.

Describing the “school-to-prison pipeline” the Justice Department findings letter noted of the alleged abuses by the police, “By policy and practice, [the Meridian Police Department] MPD automatically arrests all students referred to MPD by the District. The children arrested by MPD are then sent to the County juvenile justice system, where existing due process protections are illusory and inadequate.”

This is a waste of taxpayer money and an insult to the parents and children who are required to send their children to these “schools”. It is also unconstitutional on multiple grounds, abusive, counterproductive and un-American to an unbelievable level.

Oh, and as it chances, there is a for-profit, privately-owned prison in Meridian (one of five in the state). It would be interesting to see if anyone in the MPD or on the local School Board had a financial interest in this school-to-cell scam, now, wouldn’t it?

Mr. B & C