be vewy vewy quiet

…imagine tonight’s audience participation if WE were to completely miss the point and behave like a bunch of petty spiteful hate-filled sociopaths…

…a liberal activist announced that he’s planning to hold a 30-day, rules-free “Bundyfest” across the ranch in Bunkerville, Nev.

“You don’t send the Seventh Cavalry to collect a bill, and that’s exactly what happened,” Mr. Buchanan told Sean Hannity on his radio show.

Sean Shealy, an organizer of the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada, said the “Bundyfest” event will start Sept. 5 and feature more than 250 bands, Raw Story first reported.
An organizer for the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada has decided to take the party to Cliven Bundy’s ranch for a 30-day, rules-free “Bundyfest.”…

The event appears to blatantly mock the defiant rancher

*waves*


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This is a court of law…not a court of justice*

…justice has a mind of her own…

…Sotomayor read her dissent aloud in the court, usually a sign of significant displeasure with the result. At 58 pages, her dissent went longer than the opinion and the concurrences combined….

Even though Justice Herself wears a blindfold, Toobin complains that Thomas’s “eyelids look heavy.”…

Thomas has confined himself to listening, stroking his chin, and, in recent sessions, reclining in a leather chair “pitched so that he can stare at the ceiling.”…

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia faulted Justice Sonia Sotomayor for making what he regards as a “shameful” suggestion that the Michigan voters who decided to ban affirmative action in college admissions were motivated by racism.

Scalia wrote a concurring opinion upholding a 2006 ballot initiative that amended Michigan’s constitution to ban affirmative action.

“As Justice Harlan observed over a century ago, ‘[o]ur Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens,’” Scalia concluded, quoting the dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson. “The people of Michigan wish the same for their governing charter. It would be shameful for us to stand in their way.”

And then, the Parthian shot: “And doubly shameful to equate ‘the majority’ behind [the constitutional amendment] with ‘the majority’ responsible for Jim Crow,” he added in a final footnote, citing the first two pages of Sotomayor’s dissent.

Sotomayor, in her dissent, opened by describing three stages of “the majority” discriminating against racial minorities in the political process, beginning with the Jim Crow laws that flouted the 15th Amendment…

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just the facts ma’am

Woman forced to file taxes

A Goldsboro woman told police she did not initially report a gunman forcing his way into her home and making her file his taxes at gunpoint, until the man returned a week later for corrections to be made, according to a police report.

Melissa Ann Delagrange, 36, 1903 Palm St., told Goldsboro police investigators that a man with a gun knocked on her back door at about 8 p.m. on April 10.

She opened the door and let him in and he placed a gun to her head, demanding she file his taxes online.

Ms. Delagrange sat down and filed the tax return at her computer while the man held a gun on her, the report said.

The man left when she completed the return, after which Ms. Delagrange decided she would not report the intrusion, considering it to be a one-time incident, according to the report.

She reconsidered, however, when the man showed back up the following week demanding that corrections be made to the filing, the report said.

Ms. Delagrange reported the incident to police on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The alleged gunman is neither identified nor described in the report.

The estimated return for the filed taxes is listed at $15,000.

words mean things

Eric “Je suis la loi” Holder referred to the Bush Administration as the “Old Regime.”
Why that particular choice of words?
Welllll, let’s look at history.
What followed the “Ancien Régime” in France?

I don’t think his choice of words was an accident.

Previously on KisP (BTF): »

RIP that

According to a federal judge Monday in Henry v. Himes, the U.S. Constitution now requires that the laws of one state automatically supersede those of Ohio, whether or not Ohio approves….

riiiiiight

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Tough Daze

hm

Is an anonymous tip sufficient “probable cause” to allow a LEO to stop and search your car?

Justice Thomas wrote for the majority, concluding that under the totality of the circumstances presented in this case, which included a 911 call from another driver who claimed to have been run off the road, it was reasonable to stop Prado Naverette’s truck.

hm…

Justice Scalia dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan. According to Justice Scalia, an anonymous 911 call reporting one incident of erratic driving is not sufficiently reliable to provide for reasonable suspicion that a driver is impaired and is thus insufficient to justify a traffic stop. His opinion concludes:

The Court’s opinion serves up a freedom-destroying cocktail consisting of two parts patent falsity: (1) that anonymous 911 reports of traffic violations are reliable so long as they correctly identify a car and its location, and (2) that a single instance of careless or reckless driving necessarily supports a reasonable suspicion of drunken­ness. All the malevolent 911 caller need do is assert a traffic violation, and the targeted car will be stopped, forcibly if necessary, by the police. If the driver turns out not to be drunk (which will almost always be the case), the caller need fear no consequences, even if 911 knows his identity. After all, he never alleged drunkenness, but merely called in a traffic violation—and on that point his word is as good as his victim’s.

Drunken driving is a serious matter, but so is the loss of our freedom to come and go as we please without police interference. To prevent and detect murder we do not allow searches without probable cause or targeted Terry stops without reasonable suspicion. We should not do so for drunken driving either. After today’s opinion all of us on the road, and not just drug dealers, are at risk of having our freedom of movement curtailed on suspicion of drunkenness, based upon a phone tip, true or false, of a single instance of careless driving.

Of Course NO ONE will evar fake-fone-call / drop-a-dime on an enemy. Or an annoying cow-orker. Or a brother-in-law. Or a boss. Or a SCOTUS judge.

Inconceivable, that.

Also inconceivble is the idea that this will quickly spread to the anonymous fone call about evial weapons ‘n’/or dangerous drugs in someone’s home.
[Who doesn't have one of those big kitchen knives in their house? You know what one of those can do to a human body?!???!22111???! #iiiicky/scary]

Well, this won’t be our refuge.

Following the announcement Monday of [known as Palcohol]‘s approval, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau said later in the day that the approval had been given in error.
[yep. *powdered* alcohol]

Who ever heard of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau?!? Now we know what they do — and how well they do it.

Map Play

hm…

A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading
©mapsbynik 2014

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Yet more »

Which is why we need the Electoral College.

Because of the Electoral College, a presidential candidate must garner a minimum of 270 votes in order to win. It takes a minimum of 11 states to win the White House, thanks to the Electoral College. If it were pure popular vote, the voice of most of the states would not be heard. In fact, without the Electoral College several cities would only have a voice. In 2008, for example, 138 million voted for President. In fact, urban areas would be the only ones that would matter to presidential candidates.

Not to mention that whole what’s up with Iowa thang….

one of these things is not like the other

Chris Haze

just sayin’…

gotta be a false-flag operation

Bloomberg’s anti-gunowner organization? Nnnnn, probably not
It’s too good not to be true, but it’s too stupid to actually be true.

~ story ~

I’m just postin’ it, ’cause some GFWs* seem to have learned about guns by watching Bugs Bunny cartoons.

Hey, we can all use a snicker on a Monday.

More fun (BTF): »
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* Gun-Fearing Wussies (Kim duToit)

then again, mebbe it’s just about school lunches

High school senior forms petition with over ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele Obama speaking at their high school graduation ‘because it would overshadow the students’ big day’

A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate.

For others, it was the notion that Obama’s speech, tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, would overshadow the student’s big day.

[A] spokesman for the Topeka school district … said officials asked the president or first lady to speak at graduation as a tie-in with the anniversary of the Brown decision, which outlawed school segregation. [more]

Happy Easter

Easter Homily

by Saint John Chrysostom

If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let them enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival.
If anyone is a grateful servant, let them, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord.
If anyone has wearied themselves in fasting, let them now receive recompense.

If anyone has labored from the first hour, let them today receive the just reward.
If anyone has come at the third hour, with thanksgiving let them feast.
If anyone has arrived at the sixth hour, let them have no misgivings; for they shall suffer no loss.
If anyone has delayed until the ninth hour, let them draw near without hesitation.
If anyone has arrived even at the eleventh hour, let them not fear on account of tardiness.

For the Master is gracious and receives the last even as the first; He gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, just as to him who has labored from the first.
He has mercy upon the last and cares for the first; to the one He gives, and to the other He is gracious.
He both honors the work and praises the intention.

Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether first or last, receive your reward.
O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy!
O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day!

You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today!
The table is rich-laden: feast royally, all of you!
The calf is fatted: let no one go forth hungry!

Let all partake of the feast of faith. Let all receive the riches of goodness.
Let no one lament their poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one mourn their transgressions, for pardon has dawned from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Saviour’s death has set us free.

He that was taken by death has annihilated it!
He descended into Hades and took Hades captive!
He embittered it when it tasted His flesh! And anticipating this, Isaiah exclaimed: “Hades was embittered when it encountered Thee in the lower regions”.

It was embittered, for it was abolished!
It was embittered, for it was mocked!
It was embittered, for it was purged!
It was embittered, for it was despoiled!
It was embittered, for it was bound in chains!

It took a body and came upon God!
It took earth and encountered Ηeaven!
It took what it saw, but crumbled before what it had not seen!

O death, where is thy sting?
O Hades, where is thy victory?

Christ is risen, and you are overthrown!
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen!
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is risen, and life reigns!
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb!

For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the first-fruits of them that have slept.
To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages.

Amen.

Evidently, judges can be tools, too

Ordinary tools, such as pliers, screwdrivers and wrenches, are “weapons” and so a Chicago school was correct to punish a teacher who brought them to class for a visual aid, according to a new court decision. [more]

So, they gonna search students’ cars in school parking lots for *gasp* toolkits?
Background check and permit for the school maintenance guy?

Hey, don’t get me started on “The pen is mightier than the sword.”

Finish your assignment! »
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cultural ref

Wait … we can do that?

Hey, a SCOTUS guy said it, not me.
(What? Well, yeah, okay, I’ve said it, too; but nobody listens to me … nor should they, now that I think about it.)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.”

Speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, the longest-serving justice currently on the bench was asked by a student about the constitutionality of the income tax, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Scalia responded that the government has the right to implement the tax, “but if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt.” [more]

“That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

That’s not what Scalia meant, I’m sure.
Just sayin’: hey, tax revolts can lead to bigger things.

Harry Reid sez there’s a word for this

…It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

“It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. “The urgency is now.”

Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including her counterparts from Idaho and Montana, during a press conference after the daylong closed-door summit. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee addressed the group over lunch, Ivory said. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington also were represented…

Cliven Bundy sez heh

ToDaZeD *urp*

*Faux-Humility Edition

Prepare yrself... »

Pelosi used the occasion [of a Holy Week foot-washing ceremony] to talk about passing HR15 – bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would “some pile of nonsense“…

Juxtaposed »

By 2005, at least 80 percent of towns with a population between 25,000 and 50,000 people had their own SWAT team. The number of raids conducted by local police SWAT teams has gone from 3,000 a year in the 1980s to over 50,000 a year today.

ToDaZeD *urp*

*running cupcakes*

Prepare yrself... »

just sayin’ weee-ooo-weee-ooo-weee-ooo


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my wife, Morgan Fairchild!

…Biden, to set up a story about how he was almost arrested on Ohio University’s campus in 1963, said he came to Ohio University then because “my football team, the University of Delaware, came to avenge a loss” from 1961.

“I came … I was a football player … I came here in 1963 … and we beat you Bobcats, 29-12,” Biden said…