Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Free-Market Solution

Free-market solution: Sue the shooter's family, the University, the NRA, the Isla Vista police department, and every single vendor that sold him a gun for damages. Do the same with every mass murder until liability insurance is required for gun ownership. Then let the insurance companies tell gun owners what they can or cannot have.

Looks like Tom Tomorrow called it: "The occasional horrific civilian massacre is just the price the rest of us have to pay. Over and over again, apparently."

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Monday, May 05, 2014

Sunshine and Rainbows

Supreme Court: Opening prayers at council meetings constitutional  

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says prayers at open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. 

The court said in 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion.


O HAI! I was just reading the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment when you came in! Nope, it still says the same thing it always said. [/smdh.]

Again, the SCOTUS wingers are happily pretending that there is nothing but sunshine and rainbows shining out of the asses of everyone concerned (at least on their side), so what's your problem, anyway, hippie?

Certainly, religionists are not going to discriminate against other religions or non-religionists; we don't need affirmative action any more because racism no longer exists; there is no need for campaign finance restrictions any more, because OF COURSE there won't be any corruption!

Naturally, the states won't restrict voting rights in the South because the laws have kept them from doing it for fifty years, so they certainly won't go back to that (now will we? *wink*), so we can just roll back those pesky old laws protecting "voters' rights", right?