Archive for the ‘Civil Liberties’ Category

Don’t be confused, these evil bastards are out to get you next

January 7, 2011

Unconstitutional Bill Introduced As Members Recite The Constitution In Pledge To Uphold It
http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/aclu-calls-house-reject-unconstitutional-bill-subvert-14th-amendment

 

I am convinced that these scum sucking, low life, criminals recently elected to our nation’s congress will be after you and me the first chance they get.

These depraved beings have no knowledge of the America I grew up in. The America that had a heart and a soul and believed in freedom.  Not these heartless cowardly putrid foul minded want-to-be dictators.  They hate anyone, you, me, Latinos, gays, blacks, liberals, and everyone that disagrees with them.  Do not think that they will stop once they are successful in removing citizenship from one group of people they hate.  Then they will pursue their next target. Me perhaps, maybe you, perhaps anyone that does not pledge support to their policies.  I don’t know who, but I can assure you that people with the kind of diabolical thinking that leads them to this action will not be content with stopping there.

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What The Bigots Don’t Want.

December 9, 2010

Too many American’s seem to have never really learned to treat their fellow humans with respect. These days we find far too many of our fellow citizens ready willing and anxious to be narrow-minded toward their fellow humans. It is this mentality that promotes hatred of anyone different that themselves; race, color, religion, national origin, etc. etc.etc. They don’t want gays to marry each other. They do not want children born in America to be Americans. They don’t want a mosque built anywhere in America (it will be to close to ground zero). They don’t want atheists. They don’t want any language but English. They don’t want people to immigrate to our country. They don’t want – they don’t want – they don’t want is about all we hear from them these days. Oh how weary I am of hearing all of the decent humane things they don’t want and of all of the inhumane things they do want.

Cop who arrested black scholar is profiling expert

July 23, 2009

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The white police sergeant accused of racial profiling after he arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his home was hand-picked by a black police commissioner to teach recruits about avoiding racial profiling.            The Associated Press

I am not nor never have I been a member of the police department, however as a civilian and after over seven decades of living in America and observing humans I am convinced that regardless of their training and expertise the police in America are bigots.   Not just bigoted towards people of color, ethnicity, or class but mostly they are bigoted against civilians.  If you happen to be of color, speak with an accent, or seem to be of a lower economic group that usually does deepen their hostility.  Their attitude towards civilians has most likely has been shaped by unofficial conversations with their fellow officers, television, the courts, and the old west far more than all of their formal training combined.   Civilians are their enemy and their fellow officers are their allies.  It probably did not much matter what Henry Louis Gates Jr. did or said, the outcome of the confrontation was predetermined by the fact that this policeman had the gun, the badge, and the authority to do exactly as he did.

Actually we should be grateful that Henry Louis Gates Jr. did not get his skull bashed in or worse by this police officer.  Because police officers have the gun, the badge, and the authority to do exactly that if they choose.  They do not need provocation to use force if they choose to because their fellow officers and their superiors sanction the use of force daily.  Oh, not officially of course, but I have no doubt that privately they manage to do exactly that.  Further, across our nation even in those situations when police are video taped beating, clubbing, kicking and even shooting unarmed defenseless people, our nations courts will more often than not absolve them.  So why would this police officer or any other police officer do any less?

When asked if he would apologize to Henry Louis Gates Jr. this police officer vehemently denied that he would even consider doing that.  In effect he was saying “I have the gun, I have the badge, and I have the authority to do exactly what I did, and if you challenge me while I am on the job I will do it again”.

Human Rights mean nothing in America

June 19, 2009

 

In an appalling 5-to-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority tossed aside compelling due process claims, the demands of justice and a considered decision by a lower federal appeals court to deny the right of prisoners to obtain post-conviction DNA testing that might prove their innocence.

…..  We are also puzzled and disturbed by the Obama administration’s decision to side with Alaska in this case — continuing the Bush administration’s opposition to recognizing a right to access physical evidence for post-conviction DNA testing.      NYTimes.com

What is more, they mean nothing to the demented, evil, religious, right wing, ultra conservatives on the United States Supreme Court, the Bush Administration, Barack Obama and his administration.

When will our country finally put an end to it’s continuing war on human rights.  I have serious doubts that I will see that in my life time. 

I no longer believe that Barack Obama is a kind and caring human being.

June 13, 2009

 

Yesterday, a Democratic President of the United States of America, in the year 2009, and an African-American child of inter-racial parents no less, gave his lawyers the go ahead to compare our marriages to incest on the same day that 42 years ago the Supreme Court ruled in his parents’ favor in Loving v. Virginia.
A great nation deserves the truth: A word about Barack Obama and the lawyers in our midst

Yes, the President of the United States of America, a man I voted for, compared same sex marriage to incest and pederasty.  This kind of bigoted attitude is what I expect from people seeped in religion and the hatred that religion fosters.  It is not the attitude and rhetoric that I will tolerate from someone I helped vote into office.  In the next election there is an excellent chance that my vote will be cast elsewhere.  I do not expect to have to endure such a high level of bigotry, hatred and ignorance from a politician I supported.

I am not alone in my reaction to President Obama’s bigotry.  A Coalition of LGBT groups and ACLU issued a statement condemning the Obama administration for their defense of DOMA. http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/relationships/39848prs20090612.html 

Additionally, here are a collection of related comments from around the internet http://www.americablog.com/2009/06/gratuitousness.html
http://www.americablog.com/2009/06/word-about-barack-obama-and-lawyers-in.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/12/obama-defends-antigay-def_n_214764.html

Barack Obama – why did I bother?

May 16, 2009

I am beginning to wonder why I bothered to vote for Obama.  More and more, every few weeks I am becoming aware that he lied to progressives like myself just to get elected.  Okay, okay, I know, all politicians lie.  But he is doing as fine of a job of lying as did/does his predecessor George “The Torturer Bush”.  Consider these articles:

President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military’s decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks.    Washington Times

After initially backing a court order that ruled pictures depicting alleged prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers could be published U.S. President Barack Obama will now attempt to block the move, saying the release of photos would make the job of the military in Iraq and Afghanistan more difficult.    TransWorldNews 

Climate change timetable slips as Obama backtracks on 2008 deadline.     Guardian

Obama backtracks on late-term abortions.    Althouse

White House Won’t End Dismissals Of Gay Service Members.    CBS News

These are just a sample of the frustrations I have with this president and his handlers.  

Perhaps that he and his family are completely surrounded by, are constantly monitored by, and cannot escape the Secret Service has something to do with the changes he is making, not to our government, but to his own positions.

New food for the conspiracy theorists?

It is not on the Supreme Court’s “Banned List”

April 20, 2009

 

The United States Supreme Court turned down a challenge to a jury’s use of the Christian Bible.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge from a Texas death row inmate who claimed his constitutional rights were violated by jurors who consulted a Bible.  News & Observer

But I will bet you my entire wealth that there are plenty of other religion’s holy books that are on that list.  Oh, and there is not a printed list, because then those religious bigots on the Supreme Court would have to publish it.  But don’t you dare use the holy books of IslamismBuddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, or any of the many others while on a jury, because those are most likely on the Supreme Courts “Banned List”.  Atheists don’t need a holy book since we do not require dogma to guide us toward being a better person.

Freedom of religion. What a fucking lie!  People in this country can’t even get Freedom From Religion. as demonstrated by this case.

How did Justice Scalia become a bigoted homophobe?

March 26, 2009

In this post Jack Balkin asks that question:

at what point in history did (or will) Justice Scalia become a homophobe? Balkinization

I think I have a piece of the answer.  I believe that Scalia’s bigotry came about in much the same manner as my own.  We were born at a time in America when bigotry was rampant in our nation.  The KKK was active in many parts of our country and it was an everyday thing for adults to spew their specific bigotry in public and private, with family, with friends, with children, with business associates, at social events, conventions and etc.  There were few places in America where one did not hear cruel bigoted comments on a daily basis.

In my part of the country, northern Wisconsin, we had few African Americans, but we had the local Native American Indians and they were generally treated like dirt. Anyone thought to be homosexual received equal treatment.  So I learned, and I suspect Justice Scalia did also learn, all of the wide array of profanity used by bigots.  How could we not, we heard them on a daily basis and as youngsters it was common for us to use these terms on just about any occasion.

Mother f**king, C**k s**king, ni**er loving, pig f**king wh*re is one I learned to say at a very early age.  Men said that when they dropped a tool while working or when they were discussing someone they disliked.  And they never thought twice about it unless there were ladies present and even then when someone would call them on it they would probably curse out that person as a c**k s**king, mother f**king, qu*er.   As a result, both Justice Scalia and I learned our bigotry from our elders and peers.

But I began to change in my mid teens.  I had made some friends that were Native American, I had spent summers in Chicago where I met a few African Americans.  In my early 20’s I worked side by side with gays and lesbians.  With many of these individuals I found nothing about them to dislike, things to admire and some things to envy.  I began to be very embarrassed by my behavior when the curse words I had learned still flowed from me.  It has been difficult, but gradually, over many years I have used those terms less and less.  But, when angry, even today I find myself saying them about someone I dislike.  When I do even alone at home by myself, I want to eat those words.  But sadly, it seems I may never completely disconnect those terms from my brain for I have been very well trained and I believe so has Justice Scalia.

Scalia seems to have learned, in his adult years, to publically couch his bigotry in a more politically acceptable terms.   But it appears quite evident to me that unlike myself Justice Scalia is not the least embarrassed by his training as a bigot and a homophobe and seems to embrace it.  His rulings on the bench would appear to demonstrate that he delights in his bigotry and has designs to spread that bigotry across our nation.

Rick Warren to give inaugural invocation

December 17, 2008

 

President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony will feature big names like minister Rick Warren and legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced Wednesday.

Warren, the prominent evangelical and founder of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, will deliver the ceremony’s invocation. The minister hosted a presidential forum at his church last summer that challenged both Obama and Arizona Sen. John McCain on a host of faith-related issues. Warren did not endorse either presidential candidate.

His public support for California’s Proposition 8 — the measure that successfully passed and called for outlawing gay marriage in the state — sparked the ire of many gay rights proponents, who seized on a comment in an October newsletter to his congregation: "This is not a political issue — it is a moral issue that God has spoken clearly about."  CNN Political Ticker

 

I am not the least bit surprised at this.  Earlier this year I wrote of how easy it is for Warren to lie and how Obama’s religion is dangerous

Believe me, Obama is just as much of a gay hater and homophobe as Warren.  Why do I say that?  Because he is a jock.  I am a 74 year heterosexual male and all of my life I have listened to jocks use the most vile, degrading and hateful speech when referring to anyone they presume as being gay.  Locker room banter is comprised of three topics; the game, women, and hateful homosexual references. Obama’s basketball locker room probably also includes politics, but I have no doubt of the others.  Obama’s public persona has been to be politically polite to the LGBT community, after all they also contribute to his campaign, but he hardly has been considered a strong defender of them. I seriously doubt his administration will have a strong record of supporting the rights and liberties of LGBT Americans.

I guess I should be happy that McCain / Palin were not elected.  They would probably have chosen Fred Phelps pastor of Westboro Baptist Church and proprietor of the infamous "God Hates Fags" Web site.

Oregon school says 4 confessed to Obama effigy

September 30, 2008

NEWBERG, Ore. – A Christian university in Oregon said Tuesday it has punished four students who confessed to hanging a likeness of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama from a tree on campus.   MSNBC

I moved to Oregon 15 years ago and this entitles me to identify myself as a semi-native. In fact there are very few true native Oregonians here. Those few are the descendents of those that were not slaughtered by the early settlers and the army.

My home state of Oregon is populated with far too many evil. bigoted, hate organizations.  The vast majority of these are religious institutions.  Oregon is very friendly toward religion. We have just about every insane religious sect along with all of the majors and they do very well financially. Drive around the state and observe the well maintained buildings and grounds of any of them and don’t be surprised that there is a school, college or university associated them them. Wealthy, evil, bigoted hate organizations is what they are, and they are teaching the children in this state to hate.

Now don’t get me wrong, they don’t actually preach hate.  Instead what they preach is the ‘evils’ of X, Y, and Z. And they each have their own X, Y and Z that they rail against and challenge their members to slay! And too often those members rise to the challenge as did these 4 students from George Fox University. Believe me, those students did acquire their hate from the atmosphere of their family, peers, and the institution and they slew the ‘evil’ they have been taught to see in Senator Obama.

And the religious faithful here see ‘evil’ just about everywhere.  I have heard epitaphs against those of color, people with accents, the so called ’illegal immigrants’, Californians, anyone non-Christian, gays, foreigners, lesbians, Mexicans, Communists, and the list goes on and on.

And now good old George Fox University has told us that they have effectively punished these students and they are “not pursuing it any further”. To me this is just a slick cover up to protect the asses of the parents and those in charge good name of the university. Hopefully the FBI, ACLU and others will get to the truth of the matter and all of the criminals will be exposed.

And yes, I do believe that my civil rights were violated by this act.