Friday, May 28, 2010

Bad Day for the Bill of rights

So, the pattern set over the last year and a half is that Friday afternoon, especially of a holiday weekend, there is a "data dump" of stuff that the O-Bots have to get out, but hope won't be noticed.

Here we go:

Obama Supports UN Small Arms Treaty:

And that treaty advocates banning and confiscating personal firearms.

Those “reasonable restrictions” they’re always going on about: Shoe, foot:
State Senator Bruce Patterson has an idea to help people sort out the media. He wants to create a state board to license and regulate reporters. Michigan Radio Jack Lessenberry has been thinking about that.
State Senator Bruce Patterson got to thinking about the media recently, and noticed something. Hairdressers and auto mechanics are regulated and licensed by the state.
So are lawyers, doctors, even those who give manicures. So, he reasoned, why shouldn’t reporters be as well?
Little creepy but gets creepier:
His bill would set up a board to review applications and license reporters. Candidates would have to demonstrate that they have a journalism degree, or, failing that, three years of experience, some published stories, and letters of recommendation.
Those who qualify would have to pay a license fee, and would be entitled to call themselves a “Michigan Registered Reporter.” Senator Patterson isn’t suggesting that those who don’t register be prevented from writing or broadcasting anything.He just thinks it would help the public distinguish who was a reputable reporter, and who wasn’t.
You think a license = reputable?
I hate fascists. I really, really hate Michigan fascists. Are you sure they're not from Illinois, or (probably) Ohio...?

Meanwhile, in Virginia:

You must be good little sheep: Two teachers suspended for informing students they have rights and showing them a Flex Your Rights video.
Granted that the sources of the material may be regarded as, um, less than reputable...

(One of the students claimed they were being taught "how to hide drugs"; if so, then teachers have no business advocating or encouraging illegal activities, which does change things.)

Instead, tread on me please: Gadsden flag is offensive.

All items above& h/t Say Uncle.

OTOH, per Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit, GOP Moves to Repeal Obamacare.
House Republican leaders introduced a bill Thursday to repeal and replace the sweeping healthcare law adopted in late March.

According to Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the measure would repeal the current law and replace it with the alternative the minority party offered to the original healthcare legislation last November.

“As unpopular as this healthcare bill is today, it’s at the height of its popularity,” Blunt said. “The more the American people know about it, the more concerns they are going to have, and the more they are going to look at alternatives.”

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