prosecutorial and judicial misconduct and being vindictive assholes:
By speaking out in defense of a Kansas doctor and nurse accused of running a “pill mill,” pain treatment activist Siobhan Reynolds annoyed the federal prosecutor assigned to the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Treadway was so angry that in April 2008 she sought a court order telling Reynolds to shut up. Concluding that such an order would be an unconstitutional prior restraint of speech, U.S. District Judge Monti Belot said no.
But by the time Belot sentenced the defendants, Stephen and Linda Schneider, last October, he was so irritated by Reynolds’ advocacy that he could not contain himself. He said he hoped the harsh sentences—three decades each—would “curtail or stop the activities of the Bozo the Clown outfit known as the Pain [Relief] Network, a ship of fools if there ever was one.”
After Treadway failed to obtain a gag order silencing Reynolds, she instigated a grand jury investigation of her for obstruction of justice, obtaining subpoenas that demanded material related to PRN’s activism. Reynolds unsuccessfully challenged Treadway’s fishing expedition on First Amendment grounds, and last November the Supreme Court declined to hear her appeal. Perhaps the Court was impressed by the reasoning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. We can’t judge for ourselves, because the appeals court’s decision is sealed, like almost every other document related to Reynolds’ case.
I've mentioned the preacher asshold Jim Wallis before; he's currently pushing "Jesus would increase funding for the needy, no matter how badly it would/things are screwed up." Mind you, this is from a shithead who, if someone of a more conservative bent pushed their viewpoint, would be screaming "SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!" a loud as he could.
Among the excuses for AG Holder not prosecuting the Black Panthers:
Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Democrat from Philadelphia, said the Black Panthers "should not have been there." But he said the GOP was making too much out of a fleeting incident involving a couple of people.
"The most unethical thing a person can do is make allegations based on absolutely nothing," Fattah said. "The only issue of race is singling out this particular decision...That this rises to national significance is bogus on its face."
Got that? Honest-to-God voter intimidation by a couple of racists is a fleeting incident; these bastards ON VIDEO doing this is allegations based on absolutely nothing; demanding the Justice Department deal with this the exact same way it would if whites had done it is bogus on its face.
Bull-Fucking-Shit. Fattah, at best you're an ass-kissing excuse maker; at worst you're a racist yourself. And Holder is a racist bastard who wants very much for this to just go away.
But it won't.
"Do not surrender to the ICANN!" Nabil Kisrawi yelled during one of the conference's sessions, according to a story in the Register, an online publication on Internet governance. "There is even a representative of the ICANN in this room!" Kisrawi said. (Kisrawi recently died.)
Translation: "We want to be able to shut up anyone on the internet who offends us!" And, not surprisingly, this administration seems to sympathize with the assholes.
What? People who want the peasants disarmed lying about the facts?
Are you surprised?
Hmmm. Democrat nailed for sexual misconduct whines 'the charges are a distraction; then yells "You are fucking dead!" to a female Republican. Some polite discourse, huh?
Code Pink demonstrates once more that they don't care about peace, they're just on the enemy side.
To Connecticut: fuck you. You defining a standard magazine as 'high-capacity' demonstrates once more that 'Gun control is what politicians do instead of something'.
Why yes, I am using a lot of bad words tonight.
Attention S&W and Kahr: Oklahoma would love to have you move here. Tell the PROM to screw itself and get out.
This is what happens when assholes with badges get to spend other peoples money with the 'oversight' people not bothering:
School Police wouldn't show us any of those guns, but confirm that over the last few years they bought 14 AR-15s for training.
Add in the weapons maintenance kits and the grand total comes to nearly $13,000, plus another $23,000 for bullets--just in the last two years.
Even though they train on the assault rifles, if patrol officers want to carry them, they have to buy their own.
So they spent all this damned money for rifles used ONLY FOR TRAINING?
AND the $450 blouses AND $130 belt buckles... and the people supposed to oversee the spending?
Darcy Spears: "Of course, it's an expense that's approved by the Board."
Carolyn Edwards: "Yes."
Darcy Spears: "So...?"
Carolyn Edwards: "Many expenses are approved by the Board. We don't go through every expense with a fine-toothed comb."
Darcy Spears: "But don't you think the taxpayers expect that?"
Carolyn Edwards: "Well... they may expect that, but the purchase orders that we see every month, every Board meeting, is hundreds and hundreds of pages."
God-damn you, Edwards, and every other shithead on the Board; one of the things THEY PAY YOU BASTARDS FOR is to go through the damn orders to make sure money isn't being wasted and/or wrongly spent, but you apparently think that's too much trouble. You should be fired, immediately.
Richard The Turd Daley & Co. in meltdown. A beautiful sight. He lies, too.
Japete provides more entertainment. Or demonstrates a need for new meds. Or something.
That's about enough for now; I need to think about some far more pleasant things.