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Nanny of the Month for March 2015: Never before in the (five year!) history of this sorry award has a winner exhibited such stunning disregard for personal liberty and public relations.
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Even with cameras, the police are still out of control. They need to be monitored, period!
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There are rules, you know. And they'll tell you what they are for $23.
There are rules, you know. And they'll tell you what they are for 23 bucks.
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Yet another reason to drop direct taxation, along with 90% of these b.s corrupt federal agencies.
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Did I get pulled off a plane because of improper attire? Did I yawn?
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That conservatives can't just own the plain fact that Indiana's RFRA law does sanction discrimination is one more sign that they've lost their fighting faith, even as they claim this fight is about faith. So too is their unwillingness to countenance potential boycotts of Indiana and other jurisdictions that support similar laws.
That's the front-page image of today's Indianapolis Star. The Hoosier State's leading newspaper editorializes: Gov. Mike Pence and the General Assembly
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Here is the law, easy to read and simple for those who panic over every media generated fear campain.
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/27/text-indianas-religious-freedom-law/70539772/
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WATCH: Brunch with Sex Offenders --- Do these men pose threats to society? 
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Sex Crime Laws are based on Hysterics, not logic. The registry only exists because a biter mom petitioned to have the registry put in place. In a fantasy world, we would have a list of all bad people, a schedule when tornadoes and Horricans would happen, and we could know when we will die. In Reality, you dont know who is going go do what. EVERYONE has committed what could have technically been a "Sex crime" at one point in their lives. The registry does not include anyone who were convicted before 1993, and new laws are putting poeple on it that wouldnt otherwise not have had to register if they were convicted before 2008. Plus, I am sure there are TONS who have comiited crimes and have not been caught. The point of my story is.. Be cautious of EVERYONE, not just those on a LIST! 98% of all new sex crimes are committed by people not previously convicted of sex crimes, and 99% of Child molestations are carried out by Parents and relatives, not strangers.
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The National Security Agency knew full well that its mass telephone metadata collection program was actually contributing very little to the War on Terror and considered ending the program.
Prior to Edward Snowden’s revelations, there was a push to end it.
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Sadly true....they simply "restructure". ;)
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It's no coincidence that the would-be Tea Party presidents were the only GOP votes against the Senate budget
It's no coincidence that the would-be Tea Party presidents were the only GOP votes against the Senate budget
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The Joe McCarthy clone, and the 'because I said so', eye doctor.
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When it comes to religious freedom, boycotts, and the culture wars, there is clearly a lot of hypocrisy to go around.
When it comes to religious freedom, boycotts, and the culture wars, there is clearly a lot of hypocrisy to go around.
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I think that people who are trying to paint this as a Free Speech/Religion issue are missing the point. This is not some bill which says "Christians can go to church and practice their religion". This is something which says "Christians are free to discriminate against people and say it's because of their religion"

If this were being applied to Islam, and said "Muslims are free to persecute non-muslims, because the Quran says to do so" then you would ALL be up at arms about it.
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Senator Ted Cruz's plan to secure the border is not fiscally conservative (or smart)

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I know they drive wages down and cause unemployment ! I will not dig a ditch in the S.Texas heat for $25 a day . They will ! I will not shovel shit in the S.Texas heat for $25 a day ! They will ! This applies to all construction jobs not just these ! So they get hired for that low wage !
They don't pay any tax or Insurance or S.S. ! They don't have a Drivers License or Auto insurance so when they crash into my car after running a red light I get screwed ! My car is now junk and they are long gone ! If MY insurance fixes my car my premium doubles and I get put into the "high risk" pool !
The list goes on and on for you who don't think they cost millions to others !
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What the law actually says is mostly irrelevant in our cultural climate.
What the law actually says is mostly irrelevant in our cultural climate.
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The article reads, ... Pence simply refused to answer George Stephanopoulos directly when asked whether the law would allow florists to refuse to offer their services for gay weddings. ... It's entirely possible that Pence actually doesn't know. That's what's awkward about an RFRA.

Well, not really.  It's actually very clear: the law does not allow anyone to discriminate.  *If* someone discriminates in violation of an existing statute, and they challenge that statute under RFRA and their challenge is upheld, it is still incorrect to say that RFRA allowed the discrimination.

Realize what RFRA says: essentially, that we ask the Constitution whether the law violates the rights of the people.

Simply put: if a RFRA case ends up successfully challenging a law that prohibits discrimination it is the Constitution, and not RFRA, that is allowing the discrimination.


If somebody claims the right to ignore a law or government regulation due to religious beliefs, then the state is put in the position of having to prove that the law is in the state's interest and is the least restrictive means of doing so.

Which every level of government should always have to do in defending a law that substantially burden's anyone's exercise of their fundamental civil rights (of which religious liberty is, clearly, one).


Therefore the courts would actually be deciding on a case-by-case basis what it actually means.

Yes, but this is the Court's fault, not RFRA or its supporters, because jurisprudence on discrimination -- especially when you throw in the bizarre and unconstitutional nonsense that is substantive due process -- is a muddled mess.
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The American approach in the Middle East is to act so nuts and untrustworthy that allies sense an implosion of crazy and reluctantly take on new responsibilities. 
Being the craziest guy in the room can sometimes get results.
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crazy like a fox. Americans are tired of being the world's nursemaid. Let 'em go at each other, and if we have to , we'll take on what's left.
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced that he would issue an executive order prohibiting state-subsidized travel to Indiana after the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was signed into law. This is especially hypocritical because Connecticut also has an RFRA in place
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+Wayne Johnson says, ... making up silly claims that are not true.

Wow.  So you say a lot of stupid things that I prove are false.  You are left with literally zero evidence to support your claims.  And somehow you still feel confident in asserting that I am making things up?

You're either a complete moron, or a dishonest asshole.
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