Monday, June 30, 2008
Obama's for Equal Pay, Yet Pays Female Staffers Less Than Males
On average, women working in Obama's Senate office were paid at least $6,000 below the average man working for the Illinois senator. That's according to data calculated from the Report of the Secretary of the Senate, which covered the six-month period ending Sept. 30, 2007. Of the five people in Obama's Senate office who were paid $100,000 or more on an annual basis, only one -- Obama's administrative manager -- was a woman.
The average pay for the 33 men on Obama's staff (who earned more than $23,000, the lowest annual salary paid for non-intern employees) was $59,207. The average pay for the 31 women on Obama's staff who earned more than $23,000 per year was $48,729.91. (The average pay for all 36 male employees on Obama's staff was $55,962; and the average pay for all 31 female employees was $48,729. The report indicated that Obama had only one paid intern during the period, who was a male.)
McCain, an Arizona senator, employed a total of 69 people during the reporting period ending in the fall of 2007, but 23 of them were interns. Of his non-intern employees, 30 were women and 16 were men. After excluding interns, the average pay for the 30 women on McCain's staff was $59,104.51. The 16 non-intern males in McCain's office, by comparison, were paid an average of $56,628.83.
I started in Washington at $12,500.
Disagreement should not be disagreeable among friends, allies and peers. Disagreement makes us stronger. Disagreeable makes us the minority.
Many conservative/moderate Republicans work together to enlarge our reach and the good of the people and our country enduring disagreement without being disagreeable. At the "Ford" convention I disagreed with many and chose to whole heartily support and work for Ronald Reagan, but those on both sides chose to be disagreeable.
I wasn't trying to be contrary though I came by it honestly. My father, as a Goldwater delegate, took me to my first convention in '64 and had to explain his "traitorous" behavior for shouting, "That's the sonuvab*tch we should run" after Reagan's speech. That we shortly after the convention met with Strom Thurman, Jesse Helms (then Democrats) and Fulton Lewis, Jr only further confused my young mind.
It was my father's death in 1967 that caused me to reflect and try to understand those events and my father's place in them. The incredible number of people who attended his funeral and personally wrote to me after to explain their disagreement, but also their admiration for his passion and devotion to his beliefs helped explain a contrarian's place in the workforce of American ideals.
As I said before, I know Lori Viars, I like Lori Viars and I respect Lori Viars. A few weeks ago Lori and I discussed the very subject of Matt's post and I know she has intellectually and as a matter of faith struggled with the depth of her involvement in a McCain campaign. I have tried to consistently urge that we all work toward a McCain victory because the option is really no option.
I will never worry about Lori Viars because I have broken bread with her (actually broken fortune cookies) and Lori has watched my back as others attacked me for personal reasons in a political situation. Lori is one of the most consistent, honest and hardest working people I have come to know in Ohio politics.
This is not an attack on Matt. He is, as well, in the trenches doing important work. This is a defense of a great person and it is a defense of our conservative strength; unity and teamwork once the decision to move forward has been made. This is a defense of disagreemnt, but not of disagreeable behavior.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Israeli Cabinet approves Hezbollah
Soy sauce won't help
Beef dispute confronts Rice
I didn't know Yosemite was unfinished
Transplant recipient completes Yosemite
Berkeley tree-sitters hanging
Does Sharpton know about this
Florida gets 1st black
New Hampshire pissed
Federal court upholds Vermont
He's got some splain' to do
Principal in pregnancy pact
Mexico still suspect
DNA test clears Texas
New law ensures NJ
Friday, June 27, 2008
During a time of economic trouble post WWI and leading up to WWII an almost perfect storm of anarchy, socialism and communism formed attempting to rend societies into an anger that fomented anti-society movements and revolution. It was never the people or for the people. It was for individual power of the players using "the good of the people" as their mantra to destroy societies and rebuild a structure that made people "equal."
I have never thought FDR was a strong man or leader, rather an opportunist reacting to forces foisted upon him as the leader of America. To placate destructive forces within our country he shaped policies he never intended to last, but didn't have the guts to say so, he allowed mouthpieces of anti-American movements to publicly spout their rot as cheerleaders for his policies, thus giving them credence and established a bureaucracy filled with neer-do-well know nothings that made government king and the citizenry vassals.
It was a movement of the fewer to force tragic and consequentially destructive ends onto the greater population that just wanted to live as American society had become accustomed to. Freedom was and is a powerful force, but at the time survival was acceptable. FDR was America's Trotsky who lost out to his bureaucracy of Lenins that promised bread and equality to the masses under the mantel of a socialized good government in return for the abandonment of their hopes, dreams, aspirations and America as they knew it.
Big government programs corrupted society at-large and little societies nesting within the whole all across America. Big government pushed and forced its "new" programs on communities not moving on their own, destroying inner-cities, farming communities and even our burgeoning arts movement. Harlem, as an example, went from a vibrant community to a ghetto, families held together by shared community values were torn apart by our new moral relativism, crime spiraled "out of control" and class rose to the forefront as the new American model of stagnation. The America where any person could be president started to disappear. The America where a poor, not very well educated, person could rise to be an industrial giant started to die, The America within which dreams were made of got lost in the darkly lit halls of bureaucrats shuffling papers that "guaranteed" what the new politicians promised.
We still live in the remnants of this movement and we still suffer from it. As bureaucrats tore down inner-cities, evidence of their failure, in the name of an urban renewal that was to bring us a new and better society, that society became ensconced in a Kafkaesque-like nightmare of broken families, crime, drugs and guaranteed poverty. But it was society at large that was at fault, white society. As bureaucrats then stepped in to help these new broken societies further we, as a nation, watched the poor produce no families, just babies born into a world of absent fathers, welfare and no responsibility.
Churches, such as the Unitarian Church, grew in numbers filled with the dispassionate and the disassociated, not worshiping a God, but the god of socialital changing movement and revolution, led by their messiah, big government. When this movement attacked communities with marches, legislation and ridicule, violence occurred, but it was not the movement's fault, but the redneck crackers who were too stupid to understand what was right and good for them.
The arts, including entertainment, disallowed the embodiment of vision and a lifting to a higher plane, instead replacing it with modern art, revolutionary imagery and propaganda such as King Vidor's pathetic paeans to socialistic values.
Centuries of learning was tossed from our schools and universities because they were bourgeois
and were replaced by new modality of societal action figures, base lessons of socialital behavior and teachings of mediocrity taught by mediocre intellects. The shared history of what worked in our society was replaced by a modality of new beliefs allowing for individual non responsibility for self exploration.
In short, the laws of man, the 10 commandments, the Torah and the other underpinnings of our society were reduced to one: The hell with it, do what you want because big government is here to save you. And save it has. Soccer moms, small business owners, large corporations, churches, associations, non-profits, single dads, children, workers, bums and neer-do-wells all get served a slice of the governmental pie.
We are now all slaves to the government. If you happen to live in a cohesive and still functioning society, our new system of living is looking for you.
If you are part of movements to tear down the past, burn inner-cities or make people adhere to principles they consider wrong and sinful, you aren't a bully, you are part of a community movement. If you function in a community that works and like it to stay that way, you live in a bubble, thus you are a bully and in the wrong.
Enter Lloyd Clarke into the world of Frankenmuth Michigan.
Atheist wants Frankenmuth to remove religious symbols
"The Constitution protects the minority -- that's me -- from the majority," he said. "People here live in a bubble, and like it that way."
The "new person", such as a Lloyd Clarke, wants the benefits and lifestyle of a Frankenmuth, but doesn't want to have to participate in and work for what makes those Frankenmuth work. His ideas, formed as part of groups, parties and societies that do not work, will not make Frankenmuth a better place, they will, in fact, destroy what makes Frankenmuth work, but Lloyd Clarke knows what is right and better and he will tear down Frankenmuth to make it a better and right place. He is a lonely drummer marching to a beat that nobody in Frankenmuth wants to march to.
Frankenmuth survived before Lloyd Clarke arrived and Frankenmuth will survive long after Lloyd Clarke is gone if only they continue to fight for their rights.
UPDATE: I forgot to thank King's Right Site where I found this story. My apology.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
From Organic Fanny Packs to 'Pure' Trash, Party Planners Face Logistical Nightmare
Among them: No fried food. And, on the theory that nutritious food is more vibrant, each meal should include "at least three of the following colors: red, green, yellow, blue/purple, and white." (Garnishes don't count.) At least 70% of ingredients should be organic or grown locally, to minimize emissions from fuel burned during transportation. "One would think," says Mr. Burns, "that the Democrats in Denver have bigger fish to bake -- they have ruled out frying already -- than mandating color-coordinated pretzel platters."
What, no black?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
More evidence of Obama’s ideological trajectory is a television advertisement emphasizing patriotism, personal accountability and tax cuts in Republican strongholds such as Alaska and Montana.
Obama’s campaign is fighting Republican efforts to portray him as an out-of-touch liberal.
Who didn't see this coming.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Politicians should 'feel the pain'
One of the reasons our elected representatives aren't too concerned about high gas prices is that they don't pay for gas ... or in most cases for their vehicles to get to and from work. We pick up the cost of transportation, including gasoline, for politicians.
As the letter writer below suggest, these public servants don't have a good feel for how much pain working Americans are feeling. If we took away their free cars and free gas, they might get the point.
There are a whole lot of freebies that we, the voter, should strip from our vaunted elite "serving" us in Congress. Either that or we should cut to the quick and buy them togas and gilded laurel leaves and chariots.
James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.
"When you are in that kind of position, as the CEO of one the primary players who have been putting out misinformation even via organisations that affect what gets into school textbooks, then I think that's a crime."
Then we'll get the rest of all those right-wing nuts.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The only people I hear talking about race, especially Obama's, are liberals and the media, but I repeat myself.
Republicans and conservatives are talking about his voting record and his liberalism, but I repeat myself again.
There is no wink-wink, nod-nod here. I think a lot of Americans want a black, a woman or a minority elected just so we can can that line of crap and get back to the issues.
Once his halo starts to fade people are repulsed by Obama on the issues, not because Obama is part black, part Muslim and partly from Chicago. On the issues, without the charm surge, he is scary.
Friday, June 20, 2008
In matters of religion, I have considered that its free exercise is placed by the constitution independent of the powers of the general [i.e., federal] government. I have therefore undertaken, on no occasion, to prescribe the religious exercises suited to it; but have left them, as the constitution found them, under the direction and discipline of State or Church authorities acknowledged by the several religious societies.
In 1947, Justice Hugo L. Black authored the opinion in Everson v. Board of Education using Jefferson's letter further stating that the wall of separation must be "high and impregnable." SCOTUS was wrong then to stretch Jefferson's metaphor while ignoring his actions and other writings because the decision was couched in terms to fit their desire.
I write about this because a number of pastors are challenging the government based on the First and Tenth Amendments as seen in the headline below.
Pastors Challenge Law, Endorse Candidates From Pulpit
What caught my eye in the article though, was another example of the media's ever growing use of "facts" to reinforce them subtly in the reader's mind.
The separation of church and state may be one of our democracy's most vaunted values, but its enforcement falls to one of our government's most derided institutions — the IRS.
Vaunted? Sorry, I have to call a BS here. I'll let go the fact that the moron who wrote this story doesn't know the difference between a republic and a democracy, but vaunted value of our country? Double BS. Jefferson never meant that there should be a complete separation and Justice Black knew this. Black and the court needed this interpretation so they could overturn or roll back state and local policies and programs with which they disagreed with.
I wonder if the SCOTUS will use the released correspondence of FDR to roll back the welfare state he built in the U.S.?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Broad, invasive provision touches nearly every aspect of American commerce.
Hidden deep in Senator Christopher Dodd's 630-page Senate housing legislation is a sweeping provision that affects the privacy and operation of nearly all of America’s small businesses. The provision, which was added by the bill's managers without debate this week, would require the nation's payment systems to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly every electronic transaction to the federal government.
FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey commented: "This is a provision with astonishing reach, and it was slipped into the bill just this week. Not only does it affect nearly every credit card transaction in America, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, but the bill specifically targets payment systems like eBay's PayPal, Amazon, and Google Checkout that are used by many small online businesses. The privacy implications for America's small businesses are breathtaking."
If Dodd wants to raise $9.802 billion over ten years he should tax politicians who cheat the system with "special" deals with a tax of 100% of said deals.
'Obama's Red Roots'
The word is that Barack Obama is a mainstream politician who sometimes attracts fringe leftists. The record tells a different story — that he has sought out radicals. What does that say of his agenda?
My question is simple, where does Obango Obama, Barack Obama's Marxist half-brother from Kenya, who also happens to be a radical Islamist or an Islamofascist, fit into the picture?
House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries
Maybe now they can make the trains run on time.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Col. Steven Folsom dismissed charges Tuesday against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani after defense attorneys raised concerns that a four-star general overseeing the prosecution was improperly influenced by an investigator probing the November 2005 shootings by a Marine squad in Haditha.
The charges were dismissed without prejudice…
It wasn't enough that Rep. Murtha callously accused these marines of cold blooded murder, without proof, the minute he could get on TV, now for the
If his constituents don't throw him out of office there is something wrong with the water in that district. Murtha is a bum.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The Associated Press, following criticism from bloggers over an AP assertion of copyright, plans to meet this week with a bloggers' group to help form guidelines under which AP news stories could be quoted online.
Why do we need guidelines from AP? Why do we need a Media Bloggers Association that represents about 0% of blogs?
What we have here is failure to communicate. We're doing AP a favor by quoting them at all, even when they're so wrong and biased, and we spell their name right.
Check your bathwater AP. There's a baby in there somewhere. Or is it there's a pony in that pile of horsesh............?
Monday, June 16, 2008
Top court eases rules for foreigners to try to stay in US
Will the bottom court ease rules for me when I want what is illegal? Uh-uh, I'm a poor dumb sap WASP who pays my bills on time. A five time loser.
Anyone know if Justice Kennedy is from Hyannis?
In the brave new world of AP's inner tubey type thing technology they have issued their view of the world and Al Gore's Internet:
“Cutting and pasting a lot of content into a blog is not what we want to see,” he said. “It is more consistent with the spirit of the Internet to link to content so people can read the whole thing in context.”
If anyone had any doubt that the MSM is living in the past still basking in the glory of deeds and fame, AP has shattered it. It's as if a first year law student, pledging to right perceived wrongs, has announced their world view to a class of admiring peers only to find that little Johnnie Gutenberg has gone and invented the printing press.
I hope that AP doesn't quote me and only provides a link. Otherwise I may have to sue the goobers.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
'100 years to recover from Bush'
It will take the United States a century to recover from the damage wreaked by President George. W Bush, US writer Gore Vidal said in an interview published on Saturday.
"The president behaved like a virtual criminal but we didn't have the courage to sack him for fear of violating the American constitution," Vidal told the El Mundo newspaper.
The author, a trenchant critic of the US-led invasion of Iraq, said it would take the United States "100 years to repair the damage" caused by Bush.
"We live in a dictatorship. We have a fascist government ...which controls the media," he said.
Vidal also said presidential aspirant Barack Obama was "intelligent" adding that it would be a "novelty" to have an "intelligent" person in the White House.
It will probably take a thousand years to recover from the damage of strikingly empty yet pretentious novels written and foisted on students worldwide by agenda driven authors and their agent professors. In a world of vapid artistry and shallow intellectualism, Eugene Luther Vidal, Jr, aka, Gore Vidal, remade himself into a queen's court jester and a renowned author and bon vivant when he is actually a lonely little boy with no meaning or direction in his miserably cheap life. Or he's just po'd that Capote out smarms him alive or dead.
A short (very) novella of Vidal in his own words:
Chapter 1. I can understand companionship. I can understand bought sex in the afternoon. I cannot understand the love affair.
Chapter 2. Never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
Chapter 3. Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Epilogue. I might be President by now if it weren't for this 'queer' thing.
And Europeans take this little, lonely, bitter old man seriously. Sad for both.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Republican members who have not endorsed or publicly backed McCain include Sens. Chuck Hagel (Neb.) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.) and Reps. Jones, Peterson, John Doolittle (Calif.), Randy Forbes (Va.), Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), Virgil Goode (Va.), Tim Murphy (Pa.), Ron Paul (Texas), Ted Poe (Texas), Todd Tiahrt (Kan.), Dave Weldon (Fla.) and Frank Wolf (Va.).
A short list of what is at stake:
1. The Supreme Court
2. 50+ million Afghani's & Iraqi's freedom at stake
3. Government and its bureaucracy out of control
4. The American family under attack
5. Syria, Iran, China, North Korea and the new
6. An education system that isn't educating
7. The War on Terror
And the 14 listed above want to help Democrats and Liberals. The encroachment of liberalism in America has been sometimes slow, but persistent in its growth in our nation and government. People such as these have assisted it every step of the way. They are not obstinate, they are obtuse. They're just better dressed Kucinichs.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The media is busy planting seeds of discord by saying that Christian conservatives want McCain to lose so America will get what it deserves, thus waking America up. Articles such as the one below point this out:
“One experienced, credible activist in Christian politics who would not let his name be used told me that Huckabee, in personal conversation with him, had embraced the concept that an Obama presidency might be what the American people deserve,” wrote Washington Post columnist Robert Novak.
Novak is called "The Prince of Darkness" for good reason. He is just another reporter painting the darkness just before the dawn a deeper shade of dark. I do not believe Christian conservatives, as a group, are jumping for joy over McCain, but I know they are aware of family issues, economic issues, and the possible Supreme Court vacancies. I also know they are not whiners. Christian conservatives will work their tails off within the Party system to make substantive and positive changes.
I hope their leaders have not obtained "stuck on stupid" lessons. It is too critical and their ceding the White House to ultra liberals would be critically, nee criminally, stupid.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Barack needs depth. Hell, he needs width, height and everything else. Outside of a great impersonation of MLK and others, Barack needs a ton of help starting with basic math and history.
He' have the MSM wing of the Democrat Party helping him. That's a plus, even in today's world of MSM jokes. He'll have the unions bagging money and effort for him. They've got no other place to go since the Socialist Party thing didn't pan out.
Barack will also have the entire education union establishment working every class, every lecture and every coffee klatch to lecture on his behalf. They'll belittle Republicans on campus, naming them as Nazis, but only in the name of free speech and truth to justice which requires a liberal victory.
About Michelle, well one man's wife is another's ......
Well, there will always be pluses and minuses for the Obamaman, but why worry. He's got the lock on the nomination and the election which wipes out any problems.
He pulls a Bush and names one of his nominating committee members as veep.
Hidden millions. Weeping babies. Swooning couples. The MSM in perpetual orgasm running similarities, photos and outright lies 24/7.
Enter Caroline Kennedy. Instant Camelot. Instant success, but it won't be Wright. That's something. I guess.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
It now appears that along with hurricanes and divorce, there is another reason somebody's gonna lose a trailer, that being if NASA needs one.
Friday, June 06, 2008
................................................................... This other house is just cool.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
From Ace of Spades, we get the Amazon wish list of troops recovering at Walter Reed.
The movies and games are part of a larger effort by CAUSE, a group founded in
2003 by 4 West Point grads who had served together in Vietnam. The idea behind
CAUSE is that morale among active and recovering soldiers and Marines can be
dramatically improved through R&R activities. At Walter Reed, CAUSE has
facilities at the Mologne House, which is an outpatient dormitory for personnel
and their families. The CAUSE library carries DVDs, as well as video games and
equipment and is open to anyone at Walter Reed, free of charge.
My goal this summer is to try and fulfill the wish list…
And please feel free to pass this link on for others to contribute and for those of you with blogs (you know who you are), please consider publicizing this effort.
It’s cheap and easy so do it.
Huh? It is?
First of all, it is NOT the Confederate flag. It IS the Confederate battle flag. It is the flag of an army and its soldiers, not the flag of a government.
Second, it is ignorance that keeps hatred, bigotry and racism not only alive, but institutionalized in our schools and our governance.
So, Rick, looks like the ball's in your court.
A court martial on Wednesday acquitted a US Marine for his role in the deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha in Iraq in 2005, the sixth man to be exonerated in the affair, a military official said. (June 5, 2008)
Murtha didn't just lie, he killed Marines in cold calculated politics.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
On the other hand, their mommy is gonna be pissed when she finds out they are sneaking computer time without her there to chaperone.
Serious time outs will be had all around. And no snacks after nap time.
via Gateway Pundit
Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?
Did you know his trial is over?
Did you know he was sentenced?
Did you see/hear any of the judges comments on TV/Radio?
Didn't think so.
Everyone should hear what the judge had to say....
Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court:
Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say.
His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his "Allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah," defiantly stated "I think I will not apologize for my actions," and told the court "I am at war with your country."
Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:
January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid. Judge Young: "Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the other.
That's 80 years. On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million. The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines. The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.
The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further. This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence.
Let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect. Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals. As human beings, we reach out for justice.
You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or if you think you are a soldier. You are not----- you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.
So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You're no warrior. I've known warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders. In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were, and he said: "You're no big deal."
You are no big deal.
What your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?
I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing. And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.
It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom... Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose... Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely. It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.
We Americans are all about freedom. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms. Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure. Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done. The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.
See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. And it always will.
Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down.
So, how much of this Judge's comments did we hear on our TV sets?We need more judges like Judge Young, but that's another subject. Pass this around. Everyone should and needs to hear, this fine judge, powerful words that strike home.
Monday, June 02, 2008
All of the Black circles are the titles of the bill.
All of the red circles are the mandates; some are studies, reports and some of these may turn into future regulations.
In total there are over 300 mandates and regulations in the bill. Moreover, each of the regulations when finalized is subject to being litigated under the Administrative Procedure Act. The actual size of the chart is 4 feet by 5 feet with 12 and 8 point font.