Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Whorehouse Harry Ried can't even do THAT!!!

BAIL'EM OUT!!! ????  

Hell, back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it.  They failed and it closed.  Now, we are trusting the economy of our country, our banking system, our auto industry and possibly our health plans to the same nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling whiskey?!"

"What the Hell are we thinking?"

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's not only the English who have a sense of humor.
The Scots do as well!
New Antiseptic

How sad that the world is laughing at the  US while we sit by and watch and wonder what will happen next!
"This one nails it perfectly!!".

President Obama’s approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States ..”

Friday, July 8, 2011

Where are the N.O.W. protestors?

A Texas high school student who was kicked off her high school’s cheerleading squad after refusing to cheer for her rapist had her lawsuit dismissed as frivolous and was ordered to pay $45,000 in legal fees. 

The 5th Circuit upheld the ruling and the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court declined to review the case of a recent Texas high school student who was kicked off her school’s cheerleading squad after she refused to chant the name of a basketball player who had allegedly raped her. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most conservative courts in the country, ruled last November that the victim — who is known only as H.S. — had no right to refuse to applaud her attacker because as a cheerleader in uniform, she was an agent of the school. To add insult to injury, the Fifth Circuit dismissed her case as “frivolous” and sanctioned the girl, forcing her family to pay the school district’s $45,000 legal fees.
According to court documents, H.S. was 16 when she was raped at a house party by one of her school’s star athletes, Rakheem Bolton. Bolton was arrested, but by pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault, he received a reduced sentence of probation and community service. Bolton was allowed to return to school and resume his place on the basketball team. Four months later, H.S. was cheering with her squad at a game when Bolton lined up to take a free throw. The squad wanted to do a cheer that included his name, but H.S. refused, choosing instead to stand silently with her arms folded.
“I didn’t want to have to say his name and I didn’t want to cheer for him,” she latertold reporters. “I just didn’t want to encourage anything he was doing.”
Several school officials of the “sports obsessed” small town took issue with H.S.’s silence, and ordered her to cheer for Bolton. When H.S. refused again, she was expelled from the cheerleading squad. Her family decided to sue school officials and the district. Their lawyer argued that H.S.’s right to exercise free expression had been violated and that students shouldn’t be punished for not complying with “insensitive and unreasonable directions.”
Leading legal scholars have pointed out that this case is about more than justice for one purported rape victim — it’s a civil rights issue that goes to the heart of students’ right of free speech under the First Amendment. Though it might seem obvious to most people that H.S. had every right to sit out that cheer, the lower court insisted that as a cheerleader, she was speaking for the school and as such had no right to stay silent when coaches told her to applaud her alleged rapist.
TP’s account of the facts is accurate; their timeline, however, is somewhat misleading in that it implies that Bolton had already pled guilty to assault at the time his accuser was suspended from the cheerleading squad.
The first link goes back to a story in The Independent and a quick Google search reveals dozens of stories in local and national news sources over the last two years. KDFM reports that Bolton plead guilty to assault last September and quotes the prosecutor saying, “The State feels it’s a fair resolution for the victim, and the victim agrees. I think it’s a fair resolution also. The State is happy he has finally come forward and admitted his guilt.” Bolton was sentenced to “2 years probation, a $2,500 fine, 150 hours of community service, and he must attend an anger management course.”
Back in 2009, KDFM reports, the NAACP protested the indictments of Bolton and  cohort. Apparently, a previous grand jury had failed to indict.
The Ms. Blog, by contrast, has three postings on the matter, treating the allegations of Hillaire Soignet, the former cheerleader as undisputed fact.
Regardless, this is a classic example of hard cases making bad law. The only pertinent facts, legally, are these:
  • Bolton was a player for the high school basketball team
  • The high school cheerleading team is expected to cheer for the basketball team and its players
  • Soignet refused multiple times to cheer for Bolton and was dismissed from the team
Not legally relevant but noteworthy: Bolton had been convicted of no crime at the time of the incident; the misdemeanor assault plea came later.
The 5th Circuit ruled, correctly, that cheerleaders are agents of the school, serving as a “mouthpiece” for it. The notion that individual cheerleaders on the squad have free speech rights while on the floor performing is absurd. Her “sitting out” a cheer every time Bolton’s name is called or is shooting free throws obviously draws negative attention to Bolton–which would appear to be directly sanctioned by the school while she’s in its uniform. Naturally, the school had to dismiss her from the team.
Soignet was in an untenable position and I truly feel for her. Having been, at bare minimum, assaulted, she had a desire to get back to some semblance of her former life. Cheerleading was, presumably, a vehicle for that. And the fact that her alleged rapist was not only free and attending her school but a star athlete on the football and basketball team had to be a constant reminder of the worst night of her life.
But the school had no choice. They couldn’t expel Bolton or prevent him from playing sports. Again, he was not convicted of any crimes. Even after the assault plea, he apparently expects to go on to play college football.
This left Soignet with an awful choice: punish herself for being a crime victim by forgoing a key part of the high school experience or suffer the additional indignity of cheering a man she believes raped her. She tried to do both but it wasn’t an option.
As to having to pay the school’s legal bills, that seems harsh. Then again, the suit actually is rather frivolous. There’s no “right” to participate in cheerleading. Lots of girls are left off the squad each year, usually for no greater infraction than not being popular enough. And, surely, cheering for athletes is a core duty of a cheerleader.

and are YOU OK with this line of thinking... and this school is teaching what?  That it's OK to rape a girl and then still be on the basketball team.  No wonder so many of our so-called athletes are having charges leveled against them when they have all the substantiating evidence such as DNA, still deny it and in most cases are allowed to remain on their team. 

and yes, I am vividly aware of what false accusations can to to a man/or woman.  Since 
I 've taken courses and got a Criminal Justice degree AFTER I retired  with 23, years in the classroom I know the havoc false charges can bring.... and the havoc to the victim if she has to meet with the attacker on a frequent basis.


He's unfit to be commander in chief. Say what you like about Dubya posing on the aircraft carrier: at least it reminded people that he'd once been in uniform and showed he cared about the military. But as the infamous Rolling Stone interview with General McChrystal revealed, Obama simply isn't interested in military issues and is unprepared to talk in a substantive manner with his commanders. No wonder he had to sack the man who told it like it is.


Rah, rah, sis boom bah: Silsbee High School in Texas wants their cheerleaders smiling, energetic, and willing to cheer for their rapists by name.
H.S., a Silsbee student, reported being raped by Rakheem Bolton, a fellow student and athletic star. Bolton pled guilty to a lesser assault charge against her.
Bolton was allowed to continue playing on the varsity basketball team, which meant that in her role as cheerleader, H.S. would have to cheer for a team that included her rapist. She continued to do so, but refused to cheer for him by name during his individual free throws.
In a display of extreme disrespect for a rape survivor and disregard for her well-being, school officials insisted that H.S. had to scream "Rakheem" with the rest of the cheerleaders, or she'd be kicked off the squad. School officials also pushed H.S. "to keep a low profile, such as avoiding the school cafeteria and not taking part in homecoming activities." She refused these instructions and lost her spot as a cheerleader.
Tell Silsbee officials that this is no way to treat rape victims, and insist that they publicly issue an apology to H.S. immediately. Furthermore, tell them to instate a policy outlining appropriate treatment of sexual assault survivors, which does not put the onus on the victim to ensure smooth interactions at the school, and to instate prevention programs that have been suggested by H.S.'s father.
Update: H.S.'s family lost a First Amendment lawsuit, with the court deciding that cheerleaders are only a "mouthpiece" for their schools, with no right to refuse their to cheer their rapists. The court further declared the lawsuit "frivolous" and has ordered the family to pay more than $35,000 in legal fees. For the school to take money from a rape victim over their clear misconduct -- even if it's not for free speech reasons -- is beyond the pale. Demand that Silsbee refuse to take money from the victim's family.
Update: Want to do something else for H.S.? Journalist Scott Rose is calling for people to mail one penny to the Silsbee School District if the superintendent will not waive the fee as a form of protest. You're encouraged to send a note expressing your POV on the subject as well. Pennies should be mailed to:
Richard Bain Jr.
Silsbee Independent School District
415 Highway 327 West
Silsbee, TX, 77656

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Arabs aren't happy !

They're not happy in Gaza. 

They're not happy in Egypt. 
They're not happy in Libya. 
They're not happy in Morocco. 
They're not happy in Iran. 
They're not happy in Iraq. 
They're not happy in Yemen. 
They're not happy in Afghanistan.
They're not happy in Pakistan. 

They're not happy in Syria. 
They're not happy in Lebanon.
So where are they happy?

They're happy in England. 

They're happy in France. 
They're happy in Italy.
They're happy in Germany. 

They're happy in Sweden. 
They're happy in the USA.
They're happy in Norway. 

They're happy in every country that is not Muslim.

And who do they blame?
- Not Islam.
- Not their leadership.
- Not themselves.

some people are just chronically malcontent 

Lessons from Noah's Ark

Plan ahead... It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask 
you to do something REALLY big.

Don't listen to critics- do what has to be done.

Build on high ground.

For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

Two heads are better than one.

Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were 
on board but... so were the snails.

If you can't fight or flee---float!!

Take care of your animals as if they were the last 
ones on Earth.

Don't forget that we're all in the same boat.

When things get really deep, don't sit there and 
complain-- shovel!!!

Stay below deck during the storm.

Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.

If you have to start over, have a friend by your side.

Remember that the woodpeckers INSIDE are often a bigger threat than the storm outside.

Don't miss the boat.

No matter how bleak it looks, there's always a 
rainbow on the horizon. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

What DOES 'Change' mean????

There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who 
inspected his sailors,  Afterward told the 
first mate that his men smelled.

The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the 
sailors would change underwear occasionally.

The First Mate responded, "Aye, aye sir, I'll see to 
it immediately!"

The First Mate went straight to the sailors berth 
deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys 
Smell bad and wants you to change your underwear."

He continued, "Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, and Brown, you change with Schultz."

Someone may come along and promise
But don't count on things 
smelling any better

What Will We Leave Our Children?

What will we leave for our children...
Will they have a land that is free?
Will they feel the love for our country?
That was inbred in you and me?
Will they sigh when they see the flag flying?
And wipe a tear from their eye?
Or forget the words of the anthem?
Or even the pledge by and by.

What will we leave for our children?
What will you do or try?
When I think of this problem I'm weary
And have a tear in my eye.
Good Lord look with grace on our country
And be with our children too..
For we are so often helpless
And for strength we need look to You.

Good Lord keep Your blessings upon us
And remind all of us what You give.
For without You our country's in trouble
And we don't know the right way to live.

Saturday, July 2, 2011



Conservative history:
Torment a liberal with the horrible tale of affirmative action gone oh-so poetically wrong: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke(1978). Allan Bakke was a white med school applicant, initially denied a place despite his superior grades because of the University's PC affirmative action program that gave preference to ethnic minorities with much lower grades. One of the five black students admitted to themed school instead of Bakke was Patrick Chavis, whose subsequent "successful" career was compared favorably by affirmative action champions with Bakke's relatively undistinguished one as proof that social justice had been secured. What they neglected to report was Chavis's subsequent suspension by California's medical board for his "inability to perform some of the most basic duties required of a physician." He botched one patient's liposuction, hiding her in his home for forty hours, while she lost 70 percent of her blood; caused another patient severe bleeding, again stashing her in his home; and caused another to suffer a heart attack before bleeding to death.