Sonia Smackdown

The possible coworkers of Obama’s first high court pick, his “I wish I could pack the Courts like Roosevelt wanted to” selection who will subvert law with ideology and activism, decided to hand Sonia “Shemp” Sotomayor her legal lunch today. The typically dismissive tone that elitist liberals invariably take when confronted by the law was again utilized when she made the 135 word “ruling” in the discrimination case of Ricci v. DeSefano. The Supremes didn’t think too much of her pooh-poohing such a matter. Actually, her contemporaries on the bench didn’t like the idea as well. An elitist who places race above ability, a perfect fit for the Obama oligarchs..

The “particulars” of the case highlights the “potential” that Sotomayor has as a Supreme Court justice. In 2003, 118 applicants took the exam to fill fifteen command level positions (seven Captains, eight Lieutenants) at the New Haven Connecticut fire department. The top nine scorers after the tabulations were seven whites and two Hispanics. None of the 22 blacks who took the test scored “high enough”.. Uh-ohh.. That used to mean that someone didn’t study enough, now it means that there is discrimination and subterfuge afoot..

With that, the New Haven fire department decided to “scrap” the test because they feared a LAWSUIT based on the Title VII segment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The city KNEW that they would lose if blacks sued the city or the department regardless of the demerits of their alleged case. They were apparently willing to roll the dice guessing that they would easily win a case if the whites decided to sue, so they dumped the test. The test was flopped on the basis of “fairness” (the 80% rule”.. job related tests in which the passing rate of a racial minority is less than 80% of the white rate is PRESUMPTIVELY flawed..) and the flawed theory of “racial recognition”.

For years the left brayed and snorted over the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King who believed in “color blindness”. The left has decided to interpret color blindness as “color consciousness” in the hopes that everyone will simply give them a pass.. Thus we get “reverse discrimination” blanketed in the sophomoric synonym: “affirmative action”. Race is apparently only relative or worth “recognizing” when the hue becomes less alabaster..

This then became what is known as a “Per Curiam” (by the court) opinion. Here the judges can anonymously hide behind the ” group decision”. In this case they chose 135 words to tell the white firefighters that neither their race nor their accomplishments mattered. They begged to differ.. In the end, the Supremes overturned the Sotmayor (et al) racial folderol. What does all of this tell us about Obama’s nominee and her liberal provenance?

First, the liberal “idea” is to always blame an inanimate object when one of their pet projects fails or acts feloniously. For example, they blame the gun. Here they blame the “test”. I blame those who are apparently inadequate and their demand for inclusion despite their inadequacies. Here however, the “failures” didn’t even have to file suit, the reflexology of the liberal lawsuit mill and all of the negative implications invariably implied by the “impartial” media made the city of New Haven flinch. I commend those who prepared and who succeeded in their examinations.

This all came from the defective theory that the test was exerting a “disparate impact” on minorities.. Was the test that these firefighters were taking based upon the principles of firefighting and command leadership? Or was it overburdened with an inordinate amount of questions about quantum physics? Maybe there were too many queries about molecular biology or there were too many questions about arcane architectural analysis.. If we MUST recognize race (remember: we are color blind..) 22 applicants failed who happened to be black. If we have to recognize race, 89 white and Hispanic firefighters failed to score well enough to be considered for the seven Captain’s spots. Where is their lawsuit?

When the liberals try to determine the “equality of outcome” and when they find themselves stumbling over their feebleminded “fairness”, they do it via the same type of discrimination that they used to bellyache over.

Equality of opportunity (color blindness) means that the best, regardless of pigmentation and plumbing, ascend the ladder (a firefighting pun..) of promotion. To “recognize” the race of the losers and to punish those who accomplish and succeed based upon their race is to DISCRIMINATE. The left would never do something like that..

No one should therefore study or prepare for these types of examinations. As long as the “proper proportions and percentages” show up to be promoted, everyone regardless of ability should be promoted!

Those who “lost”, the ones who DIDN’T file a lawsuit, might very well be superlative firefighters but it seems that they had not sufficiently studied this time to be considered as potential commanders. It’s not as though they will never be allowed to take a promotional examination ever again because of their scores during this promotional process. THAT would be discrimination. They weren’t fired, they just weren’t promoted and they didn’t even file a lawsuit.. So to stave off a lawsuit that hadn’t been filed, a lawsuit that the city felt they would have lost BASED SOLELY (pardon the pun..) ON THE RACE of the plaintiffs, they threw out the “test” because any suit filed by whites based upon the claim of “racial discrimination” would never have been substantiated.. That particular kind of discrimination is apparently fine with the city of New Haven.

The liberal’s beloved “fairness” can NEVER be anything other than an arbitrary and amorphous hodgepodge of wishes and feelings as opposed to actual law. Basically, they believe that “justice” (their distorted view of it) should take precedence over the law. This is called “judicial activism”. This is the “thinking” of someone who wants to have a job for LIFE, someone who endorses the “views” of such organizations as La Raza.. One wonders if those who bleat about “fairness” (the ones who recognize race, not ignore it.) have the capacity to understand the true meaning of “fairness” or whether they are just concerned with the implementation of their own definition of the word..

“Equality” is a misnomer when the left sounds their horns of heresy. It is nothing more than a scam covering for their patented racial discrimination. When the inanimate object, the “test” (2+2=4 or does it?) becomes the issue, it actually isn’t the issue. The issue was actually the race of those who failed.. That bizarre type of liberal dichotomy will prove to be one of many “issues” with this selection for the Supreme Court.

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36 responses to “Sonia Smackdown

  1. I was so glad to hear that the Supreme Court slapped down old Sonia baby and her reverse discrimination crap.

    You have, once again, hit the nail on the head! The points you make seem so obvious and not much more complicated than plain old common sense… I just can’t figure out how they can miss something so simple. I know, it’s me, right?

    Thanks, Larry, for all that you do… both here and in the real world. Oh, and by the way, my sincere condolences on the loss of your faithful partner.

    I have been playing catch-up on my reading again. Ain’t life grand!

  2. Larry:

    Her slap was certainly well deserved.

    A lot of us rember that the Senate refused to confirm Robert Bork for the Supreme Court in 1987. He recently did an interview with Newsweek that was rather interesting.

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/202874

    When he was asked : “What are your thoughts about Judge Sotomayor’s nomination? “, his response was :

    “I think it was a bad mistake. Her comments about the wise Latina suggest identity-group jurisprudence. She also has a reputation for bullying counsel. And her record is not particularly distinguished. Far from it. And it is unusual to nominate somebody who states flatly that she was the beneficiary of affirmative action.”

    As we also know, Mr. Bork’s “name has become a verb, one so crisp and eloquent that it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary: if you’ve been blocked from appointment to public office, you’ve been “borked.” If we’re lucky she’ll get “borked” as well. Judging by his interview, he shouldn’t have been. One of the commentors on the link above (clearly a liberal) said: ” He is a right wing lunatic, with emphasis on the lunatic.” Seems like he would fit right in with the rest of us extremists.

  3. I found a list of House representatives and how they voted on the No-Energy, energy bill. You can see the names here http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml

  4. Margaret in CT

    Ginsberg, writing for the dissenting side on the Court, said that the white firefighters had “no vested right to a promotion,” but you can be certain that if the reverse had been true and only the black firefighters had scored well enough on the test to be considered, there would have been no question of whether they had a “vested right.” Transparent hypocrisy…or is it? I often think that in these 5-to-4 opinions that go in favor of constitutional law, rather than touchy-feely law, those on the losing side know that the majority opinion is correct; but, wanting to remain politically correct, they vote on the dissenting side. No one can look at this from a common-sense, not to mention legal, standpoint and come to the conclusion that the 2nd Circuit ruled correctly.

    If they had ruled in favor of the 2nd Circuit’s decision, we would be back to the old days of cronyism and favoritism in deciding who gets promotions in the public sector–ability and knowhow be damned.

  5. It`s simple.
    Put Sonia Snortnomore on the second floor of a burning building.
    She has one chance to be saved from sure death by burning.
    One mistake and she fries.Ah, super size that.
    She is given a choice between a fireman who passed the test or a fireman who flunked the test
    to be the one to rescue her.
    One mistake and the building explodes in flames.
    I think this is the way the she should decide the case.

    Rick

  6. Larry,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your partner. You are in my prayers.

    This commentary on the firefighters case in the Supreme Court was excellent as usual.

    It seems simple to people who are logical and free-thinking. Does the left read from a script? It’s of great concern that this Sonya gal would be in a position to change history when it seems apparent she is most racially biased.

  7. The liberals view of discrimination has nothing to do with fairness. Their definition of discrimination is a concept that mandates the courts to look out for the monorities who need to be protect from white people (males).

    They are not applying justice to all under the law, they are applying advantage to some under the law.

  8. noleftturnz

    Louise,

    Basko doggie is fine, he is just “retiring”.

    He has his own couch in the basement and his best friend, Little Butch (Jack Russell Terrier) will have ample time to play and to bark at each other.

    I’ll be bringing my new buddy home on July 4th, this time I will have an explosives detector.

    I’ll miss finding the drugs though. So will Basko.

    How good was Basko at what he did? Since the start of ’09 he has found 111 POUNDS (55,500 grams.) of bad stuff and seized cash in the five figures..

    Thanks for your prayers and your kind thoughts, we still need them..

    Larry

  9. I’ve decided that the liberals (the ones who are still liberal in their 30’s and beyond, that is) actually have a genetic defect that inhibits the ability to see logic and common sense.

    Normal person, “The sky is blue today.”

    Genetically defective, “No it’s not.”

    Normal person, “Yes it is. Look outside.”

    Genetically defective looking outside straight up at the sky, “No, it’s green.”

    And they honestly believe that their way of seeing things is accurate; it makes sense to them. They really cannot even comprehend logic and facts. 2 + 2 can be 5 in their world. Crazy. Makes me think we should actually feel sorry for them. Maybe they need a sign or something on their car to identify that they are genetically challenged. Oh, wait, the Obama sticker is actually the giveaway. Interestingly, the number of those I’ve been seeing in my neighborhood and around town has dramatically decreased. Hmmm…voter remorse? I think so.

    We’re going to the tea party on Saturday and looking forward to hanging out with like-minded people!

    Happy Independence Day to all on this site!

  10. Up date on Teaparty in Longview Texas. I went out yesterday and today passing out posters to advertise our party on the 4Th. I went to 19 places in our small town, and not one person refused to put up our poster.Numerous people wanted to talk about the party, why have one, and who can come. It was nice to be so accepted and how people were interested in being educated on what is really going on. I found a new acronym VITAL- voter induced term limits. I do not remember where I found it. It is not my original though, but I think we need to spread it around so Obummer looses the opportunity to turn us into Cuba with a majority in both the house and senate. GOD bless the USA. Join a 2nd ammendment support group.

  11. Don’t we as consumers and taxpayers deserve the best money can buy? This certainly must be the argument for the NBA, where blacks disproportionately represent each team/city.

    Makes you wonder if Michael Jackson’s doctor is the product of “affirmative action” and if so, might he still be grabbing his vacated nut sack?

    Now it becomes clear why “white men can’t jump”, they were all studying while the “brothers” were playing hoop!

  12. Hey Margaret …(Ginsberg, writing for the dissenting side on the Court, said that the white firefighters had “no vested right to a promotion,”). Except of course they passed the test that was given for the express purpose of determining who would be given a promotion. Their “vested right” was their accomplishment. Luckily the dissenting opinions were quite short as compared to the justices for the majority opinion. It just goes to show you, even earning something is discriminatory in the eyes of the “progressives”. Imagine if their philosophy was applied to say umm I don’t know the NBA! lol nah can’t do that.

  13. Larry,

    Wow, way to go Basko. Maybe we can send him to the Treasury to see if he can locate Tiny Tim’s brain.

    Does he get a cheap gold watch when he retires? Let’s hope he at least gets a lifetime of doggy treats, it’s certainly well deserved.

    So what is the name of his replacement and what breed?

    If they ere searching for food instead of cash and drugs then Clancy would be your girl. I could take a pretzel out of a pack in my room that’s on the second and she could be in the den. In two seconds she would be next to my bad looking for her sample. (my medicine sometimes makes me want to vomit so I use whole wheat pretzels to stop my quievesness.)

  14. noleftturnz

    Eileen,

    No gold watch.. They actually the city gives me a form saying that he “is no longer of any value”..

    How appropriate. His care, food, medicines etc. are my responsibility because he has outlived his usefullness to the city that he served.

    No problem, I consider it an honor to have him as a partner, it is the least that I could do for him.

    Maybe if the Obama health care scam goes through, I can put him in the program. He deserves medical care more than most of the the mendicants who will end up bilking the “system”..

    His replacement is a German Shepherd as well, Sable in color (He is actually a carbon copy of Basko..) and as of now his name is Damien..

    I will wager that someone will want to change the name.

    Hope that all is going well for you, I can’t imagine how you can do so much research and then so much typing. You are an inspiration to all of us.

    Thanks as always,

    Larry

  15. Arthur Nankervis

    Larry,

    Nice yarn about your workmate cobber. Not a nice way for the ‘City’ to treat the loyal dog ‘Basko’ but I’m sure that ‘Little Butch’ will not complain one bit. Should be loads of fun when the new boy makes his debut in the basement.

    I do agree that he (Basko) is probably more deserving of Health Care than the Yobbos on Capitol Hill and those who swallowed the bait last November 4.

    I viewed John Boehner’s 1 hour of enlightenment on the floor of The House prior to the ACE & SA being passed into law. An insult to intelligence. JBs accent? Is that the accent of folk from Ohio, or is he originally from more Southern Climes?

    This weekend the owner of a ‘Dog Farm’ will be bringing to the house 3 Chocolate Lab puppies and I will have to choose. He (the owner) has given us pics and a rundown on the 3 pups and advises that the dog is of ‘Show’ standard, so I am leaning toward the male. Do you agree with his summation that males are better company, are less prone to the sulks and crave company, more so then females?

    All the best to you and the new fellah – Damien.

    Arthur

  16. Get ready now for the Cram-Down Congress to do its work. Why they even bother with the charades of a hearing is hard for me to understand.

    Our only hope is that the American people are waking up – seeing this over-reaching number this administration and congress are doing on us and when Kennedy and Byrd kick the bucket (soon I hope – sorry) things will change. But while we wait – bend over and do your best to keep smiling.

  17. We should take up a online telethon to get something nice for Basko for his work as a worthy police officer who uses all fours to the best of his ability and his contributions to your community and he is of great value just because they cannot see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

    How old is he? If they change his name let’s all pray it’s not Obama or Barack, because of the sable coloring as the man with the tan. The name Damien always reminds me of the Omen.

    I’m doing a little better but I take it one day at a time. I think my doctor needs to change my meds because I’ve been getting lighted and when that happens I need to sit down right away. I’m guessing my blood pressure is under control and maybe getting too low.

    If I didn’t keep busy I would go crazy.

  18. Arthur, good luck in picking out one, if it was me I’d take all three. I love animal and most have been grasp of wrong and right then most people.

    I’ve only have had females but I have cousins who have had males. When I showed affection, I got the hump dance on my leg. I was less then pleased, but is why I chose females. Once they were spaded they’ve been great. They are both very happy, they love to play and they do not sulk.

  19. The Western Conservative Political Action Conference (WCPAC) announced today that the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty will speak at this year’s conference, Oct. 16 and 17 at the Radisson Newport Beach, California. They also have a number of interesting guest speakers. Here is the info from their website. http://www.westerncpac.com/agenda/

    I honesty don’t understand why their costs are so high.

  20. Arthur Nankervis

    NLTZers,

    At Breitbart TV : “White House Reporters Grill Gibbs Over ‘Prepackaged’ Questions for Obama,” ( http://www.breitbart.tv/white-house-reporters-grill-gibbs-over-selected-questions-for-obama/ ) a posting by a commenter directs to : A clip on White House Clowns and those in their pay : ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CAX3aJCoDg ).

    Chip Reid & Helen Thomas sure gives Gibbs a lot of stick. Is the MSM slowing turning against that which they gleefully setup?

    Arthur

  21. Arthur Nankervis

    Folks,

    Another 2 clips suggested by a commenter at Breitbart TV shows a 1985 interview that is very much alive and is happening right now.

    Ex-KGB Uri Bezmenov On Ideological Indoctrination – Part 1

    Ex-KGB Uri Bezmenov On Ideological Indoctrination – Part 2

    Read it and …

    Arthur

  22. Americans for Prosperity Foundation will be holding a 2009 Defending the American Dream Summit on October 2 and 3, 2009 in Arlington, VA at will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. If you are interested you can register here http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=186324

  23. Right Online will be holding its 2nd annual conference on Aug 14-15 in Pittsburgh PA. There will be many heavy hitters of the the conservative intelligentsia and media. They are portraying themselves as the anti-“Yearly KOS”, which sounds to me like a great thing. here is the link as the e mail I received is far too long to copy here…
    http://www.rightonline.com/

  24. I stumbled on a new conservative website operated by a black man. He is a good writer and highlights how the black community has been brainwashed by the liberals, he believes the liberals are the racist. Anyone wanting to read his stuff you can go here. http://theblacksphere.blogspot.com/

  25. Even though it has been previously posted, I thought this might be an appropriate time to re-post it. (Dedicated to STITCH)

    Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” speech:

    “No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it. I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free–if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained–we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace–but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

  26. (Note to Senator Ted Kennedy):

    WHITE’S CHAPPAQUIDICK THEOREM:
    “The sooner and in more detail you announce bad news, the better.”

  27. I wish everyone here a happy 4th of July. Remember those who helped get us free and died in battles trying to get it or keep it. Freedom is never free and some pay a high price for that privilege.

  28. Larry and Family:

    Happy Fourth of July to everyone.

    Never give up, never give in, never again.

  29. Arthur Nankervis

    Larry and all the folk,

    Allow me to echo the sentiments of Eileen & LadyWolf in extending to all Americans my very best wishes for the 4th of July. I have celebrated ‘Your Day’ before in the Funny Farm, but it would not be appropriate here to give any details. Suffice to say, that the consumption of pyrotechnic devices went through the roof as did many other devices/projectiles on one such day, way back – Our Special Forces Cluurrb [U.S. pronunciation] was in a perpetual state of repair or disrepair, whichever way you looked at it.) The price for discharging a firearm in the ‘cluurrb’ at anytime was to ‘shout’ all members free drinks for one day. Needless to say, I never paid for a drink for many a week. Those days are gone now and we (those of us who participated in festivities that would have us locked up in today’s tame society) are left with just the fond memories of mates who went their different ways and rejoined a more hostile way of life on returning home. (Going ‘Home’ was a lot harder for many than a tour of Duty). I miss the 4th of July that I knew and hope that one day, I will again see Americans celebrate in a way that would put the fear of Christ into any who would besmirch the Great Nation that we call a friend. Not many friendlies left now, which in a way is good, as it makes the task of “Knowing your Enemy” a lot easier. All we have to do now, is to teach the pollies who they are.

    Eileen & LadyWolf always seem to be on the pill and usually post early. Well done! Sorry, when I say on the pill it means to be on the ball, not the other sort of pill.

    Arthur

  30. Happy 4th of July to all.
    May we all take the time to truly understand what today means. That freedom should be cherished…not taken for granted.
    Freedom isn’t free…so pray for those who gave all and paid the highest price and those who defend us now need our prayers most of all.
    Pray for enlightenment to replace apathy in the hearts and minds of Americans across this great land….it’s the only thing that will save us now.

  31. A bit of Presidential trivia for this important day in history:

    Not only did John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both die on July the 4th (1826–the 50th anniversary!), but James Madison also died on the 4th of July (1831)!

    Today’s revised lyrics of the last line of America’s national anthem:
    “O’er the land of the FEE
    And the home of the SLAVE!”
    May it end soon…2012 or sooner!!

  32. Arthur Nankervis

    Britain and America are drowning in debt

    Well worth the look at:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/danielhannan/

  33. Larry, I guess I should hyave worded it differently, I knew that Basko was retiring, I was refering to your commments about missing him. It was obvious that your bond was a stong one. The police department treats dogs just like the military… as an asset, like a tank… when they are too old to be used they use them for target practice at tank school.

    I hope Damien does well.. I think it is a great name!

    Happy 4th to all.

  34. noleftturnz

    Family,

    If anyone is out there on the Fourth, all my best to each of you for making NLTZ fun for me.

    Maybe someday: profitable..

    Head over to the “thought of the day” entitled “Hidden Agendas, Dirty Little Secrets”.

    Thanks as always to each and every one of you.

    Larry

  35. This is an email that was sent to the media yesterday. Only more horse excrement from the propaganda patrol.

    Dear (you know how it is with “me and Barack” – we’re on a first-name basis);

    This weekend, our family will join millions of others in celebrating America. We will enjoy the glow of fireworks, the taste of barbeque, and the company of good friends. As we all celebrate this weekend, let’s also remember the remarkable story that led to this day.

    Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, our nation was born when a courageous group of patriots pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to the proposition that all of us were created equal.

    Our country began as a unique experiment in liberty — a bold, evolving quest to achieve a more perfect union. And in every generation, another courageous group of patriots has taken us one step closer to fully realizing the dream our founders enshrined on that great day.

    Today, all Americans have a hard-fought birthright to a freedom which enables each of us, no matter our views or background, to help set our nation’s course. America’s greatness has always depended on her citizens embracing that freedom — and fulfilling the duty that comes with it.

    As free people, we must each take the challenges and opportunities that face this nation as our own. As long as some Americans still must struggle, none of us can be fully content. And as America comes ever closer to achieving the perfect Union our founders dreamed, that triumph — that pride — belongs to all of us.

    So today is a day to reflect on our independence, and the sacrifice of our troops standing in harm’s way to preserve and protect it. It is a day to celebrate all that America is. And today is a time to aspire toward all we can still become.

    With very best wishes,

    President Barack Obama

    If I had a male dog, he would have lifted his leg to show Obama what he of his version of freedom is. Kind of what O is doing to our Constitution. Pissing in the wind.

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