Move Along Folks; No Slippery Slope Here!

Bisexual men in San Francisco have filed suit alleging discrimination related to a gay softball tournament.  A competitive team complained, resulting in three men undergoing an extensive interview regarding their sexual proclivities.  They were declared “nongay” and stripped of their second place finish.  Sounds a little bitchy!

Some college students in Texas are offended because the date on their diploma is followed by “in the year of our lord”.  The College is, likely, going to remove the offending phrase from all diplomas. 

The FDA has begun a process that could result in federal mandates related to salt and sugar levels in food.  You will obey! Resistance is futile!

In Massachusetts, anti discrimination legislation for transgender persons has become a central focus of the Governor’s campaign.  No matter, transgender individuals are estimated at .000042% of the population. Central issue??

Iran is increasing the size and scope of their Quds Forces in …………… Venezuela!

An atheist group is calling on President Obama to ditch the National Day of Prayer and formally recognize its own “non-theist” version called “The National Day of Reason”.  Could we have both? Are they mutually exclusive?

Despite all evidence to the contrary recent Pentagon reports related to the Fort Hood shootings fail to mention Islamic Terrorism or ideology.

Just one day’s worth of highlights, absent a significant research commitment!!  No slippery slope here!

  • JD

    Where is bill? and why isn’t he asking for links?

  • landreaux

    Off day???

  • Check out this article. With the no immigration law in Arizona, the police have the right to stop anyone that they believe may be illegal and ask for documentation proving you are either an American Citizen or have documentation proving that you are legal to be in America.

    I wonder how man people born and raised American will be harassed to show documentation, and happen to NOT have their State ID on them and get arrested. That is very wrong. So if I am walking down the street and happen to have forgotten my State ID or Driver’s license at home, I will go to jail if I am in Arizona? Wow!

    How would you guys feel?

    “Arizona governor signs immigration law; foes promise fight
    5 commentsby Craig Harris, Alia Beard Rau and Glen Creno – Apr. 24, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Arizona Republic
    Moments after Gov. Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s controversial new immigration law Friday, opponents promised legal challenges and economic sanctions against a state still reeling from the housing meltdown.

    Before and after Senate Bill 1070 became law at 1:30 p.m., civil unrest punctuated by loud protests and several minor clashes took place at the state Capitol, where more than 1,500 people gathered to chant, pray and either praise or castigate the Republican governor.

    At least four protesters were arrested, several after hurling water bottles at police officers in riot gear.

    Brewer, who faces a stiff primary challenge and needs conservatives to keep her in office, said the law represents another tool for the state to “work to solve a crisis we did not create and the federal government has refused to fix – the crisis caused by illegal immigration and Arizona’s porous border.”

    The legislation put Arizona in the national spotlight, with President Barack Obama weighing in on it earlier in the day and cable-news giant CNN broadcasting live Brewer’s signing and the Capitol demonstrations.

    Even the Mexican government issued a formal statement, saying it “laments that Arizona lawmakers and the executive branch didn’t take into account immigrants’ contributions – economically, socially and culturally.”

    “The criminalization isn’t the path to resolve the undocumented-immigration phenomenon,” the statement added.

    The legislation has widespread support among Arizonans, according to one recent poll, but Latino leaders compared the bill to apartheid in South Africa and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. A handful of teenage girls, among the hundreds of high-school students attending a Statehouse rally, openly wept after it was announced that Brewer signed the bill.

    “This is the most reprehensible thing since the Japanese internment,” said Alfredo Gutierrez, a former state senator and community leader. “This is the saddest day for me. It’s shameful.”

    Arizona’s immigration law, now considered the toughest in the nation, makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requires local police to enforce federal immigration laws. It will require anyone whom police suspect of being in the country illegally to produce “an alien registration document,” such as a green card or other proof of citizenship, such as a passport or Arizona driver’s license.

    It also makes it illegal to impede the flow of traffic by picking up day laborers for work. A day laborer who gets picked up for work, and traffic is impeded in the process, would also be committing a criminal act.

    The law goes into effect 90 days after the current legislative session ends, likely in early May.

    Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, the bill’s sponsor, called it “a good day for America,” saying the law is reasonable.

  • Wow, they took the words right out of my mouth.

    People who protested the Iraq war are angry that they didn’t get the same attention that the Tea Party people are getting.

    “A Real Peace Movement”'s_Most_Popular

  • Wow this site has reverted back to saying “your comment is awaiting moderation” when I post any comments with links in it.

  • Bill Hedges

    America seems to be getting alienated by the Democrat controlled Congress. Including Barack Hussein Obama. Just mentioning two reasons, the stimulus package that bombed and that health care crater.

    Well the Republican party listened to the public and was scorned by Democrats as the party of NO. Bad judgment Demos. Polls show obama’s agenda gets a big don’t want. No was the public’s political correct response.

    “Following passage of the national health care plan, 29% of U.S. voters say that, over the past year, Congress has passed legislation that will significantly improve life in America”

    “Calling it “a step forward for Arizona,” Brewer signed the legislation then declared she “would not tolerate racial profiling or discrimination in Arizona.” Polls show that 70% of Arizona voters support the bill, SB-1070.”

    Arizona’s action is a clear sign citizens want a ‘change’. They see none forthcoming . NO additional pending/purposed protection from the Democrat controlled Congress with obama at the helm mentioned in obama‘s scalding response to Arizona’s new law. Obama merely hinted at the troubles border States population face.

    Drug smuggling, murders, violence, and kidnapping on this side of the border occurring at an alarming accelerating pace. Obama’s government not being up to the job. Maybe this not so gentle prodding will wake up obama’s assistance. In any case, Arizona has instigated self help as best they can. Enough.

    “The cost of illegal immigrants to the American taxpayer” in 2008

    “The total cost is a whopping $338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.”

  • “Wow this site has reverted back to saying “your comment is awaiting moderation” when I post any comments with links in it.”

    Your IP address or something must have changed so your comments were held automatically, nothing more. This is the first I have logged in to check in a few days.

  • Bill Hedges

    “In remarks [text] delivered at a naturalization ceremony, Obama stated that failure to enact federal immigration reform has given rise to laws such as the one under consideration in Arizona:”

    “Indeed, our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others. And that includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threatened to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.”

    I wonder what thoughts went through those new citizens heads listening to obama’s speech. They played by the rules to reach this naturalization ceremony point.

    obama says “irresponsibility” & “fairness”.

    Kendale wrote:

    “I wonder how man people born and raised American will be harassed to show documentation, and happen to NOT have their State ID on them and get arrested.”

    Few. Just so happens I have been stopped by police and some how had left my wallet at home. I was not arrested. I suspect in Arizona as in my home State verification of my identity can be affirmed by other means.

    “Latino leaders compared the bill to apartheid in South Africa”

    “apartheid” ??? W O W

  • Bill Hedges
  • JD

    Bill, how does it feel to have a president with the middle name Hussein? Does it scare or threaten you? I don’t think i remember you using any other president’s middle name when you refer to them.

    Interesting. Speaks volumes about you and here is a link for you…

  • Gee JD that was a bit harsh. I don’t think Bill is an idiot. He does have his issues with taking sides though. He will completely ignore any arguement unless it’s a member of his team that is stating the arguement. Then again everyone else on his team does the same thing. Then when you call them on it, they will pretend to disagree with their team for sake of always being right. 🙂