Friday, August 20, 2010

You either support freedom or you don't....

Both sides do this. But you have to have it one way or the other.

I support both the mosque and the Glenn Beck rally.

in reference to: Left Supports Ground Zero Mosque but Protests Glenn Beck Rally? (view on Google Sidewiki)

This was a stupid move for World Net Daily...

I agree with Ann on every point she made.

A speaking agreement is not an endorsement.
This is all about publicity for the World Net Daily site.

On a side note, however you view the issue of being gay, it is only one aspect of a persons life. Taking such firm stands against people who identify themselves as being gay is to needlessly push them into voting for democrats.

in reference to: » World Net Daily’s Intolerance is Bad For Conservatives - Big Government (view on Google Sidewiki)

It is times like these that make me love Greg...

Greg connects Dr. Laura's use of the N word on her radio show, with the building of a mosque near ground zero.

In doing so, he makes a solid point. I am sicked by those who oppose the mosque, and want the government to take action. This is America, and the government cannot do that, not while remaining the country so many have fought and died for. I understand people died on Sept. 11, and families are hurt but they are being used by parties on the right with their own agenda. I firmly believe that waving around your grief is not only tacky, but a weak political argument. That is where I agree with Greg the most, this shouldn't be a political discussion like it has been.

The forces against the mosque have turned this into a fight, and a fight demands defensiveness from both sides.

Even governments make mistakes...

Two things about this story have always bugged me.

1) There is an assumption in the conspiracy community on both side of the political spectrum that every government mistake is a cover-up. While I am not discounting the fact some cover-ups are played off as mistakes, I want to be shown why I should believe that. I haven't seen a solid why in this case.

2) The cry for those pushing the story has always been that the administration used TIllman's death for political ends. Simply put, isn't that exactly what opponents to the war are doing? Two wrongs do not make a right.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cop Pulls Out Gun On Motorcyclist

You can skip to 3 mins in... I have questions about the true nature of the encounter after watching the video. In it you see a marked police car behind him, at one point before he is stopped he looks back. If he was being chased before the stop, it would put things in a different light.
That being said, it does not change the fact he shouldn't have been punished for recording the stop, and the police treatment of him following the stop itself is inexcusable.

This is just wrong in so many ways...

The officer was in an un-marked car, in plain clothes. He gets out and brandishes a weapon, while yelling at the victim. The man, who had no criminal record had his life torn apart for no reason, this smells like police terror and intimidation tactics to me.

If anyone should be going to jail it is the officer involved in this case.

This is nuts... Police should be recorded.

If anyone needs to be video taped, it is the police. I say people should do it more often, not less. I also think laws should encourage the taping of police encounters. They are often dangerous, and often the events of them are disputed. Video tape of police events will encourage good cops to be good cops and help remove the bad cops.

On a side note, I bet no officer is going to complain in a case where an abuse claim is made, but the video proves it to be false.

in reference to: Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime? - TIME (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Anchor babies shouldn't get citizenship

Based on what Ann is saying it was never the intent of the 14th amendment. It also seems like an automatic magnet to attract people to this country, and not the people who want to come and work and support themselves. I am not making a racist statement here, people who are responsible citizens, don't have babies they can't afford.

in reference to: Justice Brennan's Footnote Gave Us Anchor Babies - HUMAN EVENTS (view on Google Sidewiki)

Fight continues for Nigeria oil spill victims


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