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Suburban Chicago Judge Legally Declared Insane Wants Back on Bench

March 31, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Cook County, Courts, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Illinois, Judges, Liberals, Mental Health, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

So, a Chicago suburb has a woman who was fortunate enough to become a Cook County judge even though she has severe mental problems… and by severe I mean besides being a black power-pushing, halfwitted Democrat. I mean she was actually diagnosed as a mental case and suspended from the bench because of it. But typical to Chicago, now this nutcase expects to get her job back. Because raaaaacism, I suppose.

The nutcase in question is one Cynthia Brim, 55, who was a traffic court judge at the Markham courthouse. In 2012 she went off her nut and began ranting from the bench. Ultimately she was diagnosed with a mental disorder, proscribed a drug regimen to keep her ranting to a minimum and then suspended from the bench.

She even had battery charges filed against her when she went crazy in the court room in 2012.
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Federal Judge Doesn’t Know Difference Between Constitution and Declaration of Independence

February 15, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Freedom, Gay Marriage, Gays, Government, Government Corruption, Judges, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Progressives, Public School, The Law, Virginia, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In an important decision striking down the votes of the people of Virginia, a Federal Judge proved she didn’t known the difference between the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence. Thank you liberal educational establishment.

When U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen issued her ruling taking away the vote of the people of Virginia and maintaining that the state’s affirmation of traditional, one man-one woman marriage was unconstitutional, she insisted that it was because the U.S. Constitution said that all men were created equal.

Of course, anyone with a fourth grade education knows that it is the not the U.S. Constitution that makes this declaration but is instead the more aptly named Declaration of Independence.

Here is how this “educated” judge began her cliché-laden opinion.
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Free At Last: Federal Court Hands Bloggers Legal First Amendment Protections

January 18, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Bill of Rights, Blogging, California, Censorship, Computers, Constitution, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Inernet, Journalism, Judges, Law, Liberty, Media, Newspapers, Technology, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

At long last we get a proper ruling on the First Amendment status of bloggers, one affording them the same legal status as “real” journalists; this from the Ninth Circuit Court in California, no less.

The Ninth Circuit is often derided as the “Ninth Circus” because its rulings are almost invariably left-wing and anti-American. But this time the court made a sensible ruling, for sure.

Lawyer Eugene Volokh reports that the ruling in Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox (9th Cir. Jan. 17, 2014) holds that, “all who speak to the public, whether or not they are members of the institutional press, are equally protected by the First Amendment.”

The relevant section in the ruling is as follows:
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Police Union Criticized for Using Video of Cursing Black Toddler to Decry ‘Cycle of Violence’

January 8, 2014 | Filed Under Children, Crime, Judges, Law, Nebraska, Police State, Race, Racism, Security/Safety, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

*Warning* The video above is NSFW, it is filled with foul language*

The policemen’s union in Omaha, Nebraska, has come under fire for using the video of a cursing, middle finger-waving black toddler to highlight the “cycle of violence” and the “thug cycle” that officers have to deal with as children grow up.

The union is being called racist for using the video of a black three-year-old as an example of the “thug life” that some many teenagers grow up to emulate.

The diapered child who appears to be about three or so–just learning to talk–is seen giving his parents the middle finger, repeating curse words, and calling himself and others a “ho.”
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Judge Jeanine Slams Obama: ‘Many Up Mr. President, Give Me a Damn Waiver!’

October 28, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Fox News, Health, Journalism, Judges, Liberals, Media, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro is so flabbergasted by the mess that is the Obamacare website rollout that she recently wondered if a groundhog had advised the administration to dive back into their hole and put the thing off for another six weeks of bleak Obamacare winter.

Pirro slammed Obama for giving the nation a six-week reprieve on Obamacare because, as the administration says, “we are confused” about Obamacare. She goes on to slap Obama for claiming it is we, the people, who are at fault for the disaster that is Obamacare.

Then she amusingly asked where Obama got his “six more weeks” of putting off the law using a clip from the movie Groundhog Day to ridicule the arbitrary decision to make it six weeks.
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George Soros Funding ‘Nonpartisan’ Attackers of Kansas Gov. Brownback

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Campaign Finance, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, George Soros, Government, Judges, Kansas, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It is now being reported that billionaire liberal activist George Soros is the bankroll behind the “nonpartisan” attacks on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s new judicial selection plan.

Two organizations in Kansas have led the charge against the Republican Governor’s proposal and both claim to be nonpartisan. But the two groups, Justice at Stake and the Kansas chapter of the League of Women Voters, are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from two of extremist Sorros’ liberal organizations in a similar way that Colorado’s liberal organizations implemented the “Colorado model.”

Brownback has been supporting changes in the state’s process of appointing judges. Previously Kansas judges were chosen by a commission made up of lawyers who are unaccountable to voters but Brownback has been pushing the adoption of the federal model where judges are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.
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Investigation into Wis. Gov. Walker Ended, No Charges Filed

March 4, 2013 | Filed Under Courts, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Judges, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Republicans, Scott Walker, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The so-called John Doe investigation into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has now come to a conclusion with no charges filed against the Governor.

The probe has dragged on for three years netting a few of Walker’s associates from his days as Milwaukee County Executive and other tangential figures but the Governor himself was left untouched by the investigation. Retired Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim signed the order to close the investigation on March 1.

“I realize the frustration on the part of some people with the length of the investigation. But I’m satisfied with how it went,” Judge Nettesheim said on Friday.

Reviewing the case, the judge pointed out that prosecutors interviewed and took testimony from hundreds of witnesses, and raided the homes of several Walker associates seizing documents.

“The whole purpose of the John Doe is to inquire whether possible criminal activity occurred,” said the retired judge. “The John Doe served its purpose. It’s to resolve uncertainty and to go where the evidence takes you.”
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Concealed Carry Ban Struck Down in Illinois

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Chicago, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Guns, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Judges, Law, Liberals, Progressives, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Well, this is an interesting development. Remembering that Illinois is the only state that has a concealed carry ban still on the books, a federal judge ruled the ban unconstitutional and told the state legislature it has180 days to dump the ban and write legislation allowing for concealed carry.

Judge Richard Posner presides over the Seventh Court of Appeals in Chicago and wrote, in part, that the Supreme Court has already ruled that self-protection and, therefore, concealed carry, is an individual right under the Second Amendment. So, Illinois is violating the Constitution.

Still, Posner felt that some restrictions might be OK under the Constitution.
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CBS ‘The Good Wife’ Pushes Global Warming, Anti-Tea Party Themes

November 8, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, CBS, Climate Change, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Environment, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Judges, Law, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Tea Party, The Law, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

TV’s The Good Wife, an episodic drama on CBS, wears its left-wing politics on its sleeve and this week’s episode was no exception as a TV courtroom judge was depicted pushing global warming from the bench. This isn’t the first time as the same character has in the past pushed anti-conservative themes.

As the courtroom scenes opened, the character portraying the judge in a sexual harassment case entered spouting global warming tropes. “I hope you’re staying cool today on this unusually hot November day.” He then joked, “I hope you don’t mind me saying: Global warming 1, skeptics 0.”

The court case in the episode had nothing at all to do with science or global warming but centered on a male soldier sexually harassing a female army officer.

Admittedly, it was sort of amusing how the show depicted the courtroom’s reception of the judge’s global warming “joke.” After he delivered it, the scene was a dead silent, stonefaced crowd. Immediately after his global warming line, the “judge” went on to slam the U.S. government essentially for misusing America’s armed forces.

“I have great respect for all those in uniform, no matter how our government sees fit to employ them,” the character said.
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Homer-Lockport Tea Party Screening of ‘Injustice the Film’ — July 30

July 28, 2012 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Judges, Labor Law, Law, Liberty, Regulation, Tea Party, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Homer-Lockport Tea Party is going to screen a very special movie at 7PM on July 30. The film is titled “InJustice, The Film,” and is a documentary about “greed and corruption in American’s lawsuit industry.”

You can see more info at the InJustice website or at the Homer-Lockport Tea Party site.

The film will be introduced by WLS radio personality Dan Proft and will start at around 7PM on July 30 at 14326 Golden Oak Drive, Homer Glen, Illinois.

I had the pleasure of meeting the director of the film, Brian Kelly, when his film first came out and he had some interesting things to relate about the film.

Interview
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Indiana Law Gives Citizens Legal Right to Shoot Out-Of-Control Cops

June 13, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Civil Rights, Constitution, Crime, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Freedom, Guns, Judges, Law, Liberty, Police, Policy, Regulation, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apparently the State of Indiana has passed a law allowing citizens to use deadly force against out of control officers of the state, including police officers, who unlawfully enter their home. This is a very touchy subject, especially for conservatives. Can we as law and order types agree that such a deadly force law is a good idea? Or should we defer to the police at every instance?

Well, I can’t speak for all conservatives, of course, but for me, I can’t agree with this law more.

Now, before you get all crazy about how I just don’t understand law “enforcement,” let me warn you that my father, a man I dearly love and respect, was in police work for most of his adult life. I am proud of his service. For the most part I respect and sympathize with our officers of the law. So,l et’s get beyond that.

So, while I most certainly sympathize with our law officials, I sympathize with our founders’ vision and the natural rights they invoked more than I do the expectation that officers of the law can act with impunity. That is why I put “enforcement” in quotes. Properly constituted our law officials don’t “enforce” anything. They really only investigate crime, they don’t and shouldn’t proactively try to “enforce” anything as that implies the power to stop something that has yet to occur.
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The ‘Fairness’ of the US Supreme Court

May 9, 2012 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Frank Salvato, Government, Judges, Law, Liberals, PCism, Republicans, Society/Culture, Supreme Court, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Frank Salvato

In the aftermath of oral arguments in both the Patient Protection & Affordability Care Act and Arizona SB1070 cases at the United States Supreme Court, many in the mainstream media, as well as the many so-called political strategists of the Left, are setting the stage for a political inoculation. Progressive and Democrat pundits and operatives alike are declaring that should Obamacare be rendered impotent, and should the SCOTUS uphold Arizona’s immigration and border protection law, it would all be the doing of Right-Wing judicial activism. While this rhetoric may be a winning strategy politically, it is, nonetheless, what Progressives and committed Liberals believe.

The idea that the Supreme Court might be “fair” or “unfair” in establishing the constitutionality or unconstitutionality of any given case is a matter of perception. The frailty of the human ego – along with the pomposity of ignorance and the intellectual limitations of the constitutionally illiterate mind, sadly, facilitate the belief, by some of the more ardently political that should the Supreme Court rule in a way that does not run in lockstep with their political belief system, somehow the ruling is “activist.” And while I freely admit that the scourge of judicial activism does indeed exist, at the level of the US Supreme Court the action (or inaction) is quite rare.

Granted, each Supreme Court Justice possesses his or her own political ideology, but such is the nature of deliberative bodies stewarded by human beings. It is for this reason that great care needs to be taken by Presidents in making nominations to the United States Supreme Court. It is for this reason that pure ideologues and special interest operatives should be resolutely rejected from consideration for the bench by the United States Senate and not “rubber-stamped” as giving the President his due. And it is for this reason that both past Presidents and members of the Senate have failed the American people by allowing ideologues and special interest nominees to have reached the bench.

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The Motion, text

April 23, 2012 | Filed Under Judges, Missouri, Paleo-Skeptic, Police, Society/Culture, The Law | Comments Off

-By Paleo Skeptic

As stated elsewhere, this is the text of the motion in the US District Court of Western Missouri from an advance copy. There are a few things that I want to note before we get to the text of the motion itself.

One of the big ones is the complicity of the Missouri Attorney General, Chris Koster (D-Cass). Koster is well-known for only taking on cases which are politically significant to him; most recently being the big tobacco settlement, whose funds went to shore up the failing state university system. This makes liberals happy when one of their primary indoctrination mechanisms remains intact. But it should be noted that selective enforcement of the law, and especially when a political opponent is an opposing party, is quite the norm for Koster’s office.

Secondly, it should be noted that the incidents described in this motion are by no means isolated. There are at least two occasions involving different persons that the prosecutor’s office of Platte County, under Eric Zahnd, has relied on the statements of mentally ill persons in a questionable fashion, not to mention the occasions disclosed by commenters at this site.

And third, let me state that I have seen the documentation in question, and studied it in depth. The claims made in this motion are true and verifiable.

Redacted text of the motion below the fold:

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The Motion

April 19, 2012 | Filed Under Judges, Missouri, Paleo-Skeptic, Police, Society/Culture, The Law | Comments Off

-By Paleo-Skeptic

I’ve stated elsewhere that I would publish this here at the time that it is completed. The full text will be forthcoming later.

I’m still working on it, touching up a few things before it’s filed. This motion is to be ruled on by US District Judge David Gregory Kays.

Most of it is establishing that I am, in fact, an integral witness in this case. The rest just pretty much states that I am not at liberty to disclose to the Court the exact nature of the incredible amount of tampering with a federal witness under color of law which has already occurred, causing this federal witness to make numerous public statements as early as March of 2011 regarding having fled the State of Missouri in fear of his life.

Here is the first page of the motion:

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Article On John Edwards Never Once Mentions ‘Democrat,’ But attacks Republicans Five Times

April 17, 2012 | Filed Under Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Judges, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, The Atlantic, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Curiously, the same Atlantic article that rightfully points out that the Old Media was “late to report” on Democrat candidate for President John Edwards’ extramarital affairs an corruption makes its own strange omission from the storyline by somehow forgetting to mention even one time that Edwards was, indeed, a Democrat. Yet five times the piece mentions “Republicans” in order to lead the reader to question motives and cast aspersions on the Grand Old Party.

This one can be chalked up to one of our favorite games, the “name that party” game, where one can read an entire story about a troubled or criminal politician without once being told that the subject is a Democrat.

In his piece headlined, “Why the John Edwards Trial is a Bigger Deal Than You Think,” for The Atlantic, blogger Hampton Dellinger goes into detail about Edwards’ prosecution and tries to tell us what it is all so unusual about the situation.

But it is strange that Edwards is never fully identified as a former candidate for the Democrat nomination for President. On the other hand, Dellinger spares no effort to name Republicans in order, perhaps, to provide mitigation for Edwards.

While Dellinger never uses the word “Democrat,” he goes for the throat of any Republican he can connect to the Edwards case, even if tangentially.
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Comparison: Politico Lauds ‘Forceful’ Gov’t Obamacare Argument, Fox Notes it was Laughed At

March 27, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Health, Judges, Law, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Supreme Court, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The first arguments by the government in support of the already wildly over budget Obamacare law were heard at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday and there is an interesting lesson in media bias that can be seen in the reporting of the day’s presentation. The difference between how the government’s opening arguments was reported by Politico and Fox News is an instructive case of media bias.

First let’s look at how Politico’s Josh Gerstein and Carrie Budoff Brown reported how the government’s arguments were received by the court.

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., representing the government, opened his argument Monday with a forceful and solemn plea to the court to grapple with the key questions in the case.

Well, “forceful,” and “solemn,” eh? That sure sounds like the government presented a serious and well-received argument, doesn’t it?

Now let’s see what Fox News had to say about those opening arguments.
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A Visit to Title 18

January 27, 2012 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Free Speech, Judges, Missouri, Paleo-Skeptic, Rights, The Law | 4 Comments

by Paleo-Skeptic

I plan on making good on every one of the claims that I made in my letter to the Senator.

For now, I want to take a look at the number of violations of federal law that 501 (c) (3) groups are allowed to get away with, simply on the basis that they happen to be “charitable organizations.”

In that letter to the Senator, I stated that there was:

• A government funding an NGO which operates to squelch constitutionally-protected political speech.

These would be some of the applicable federal laws:

§ 245. Federally protected activities

(b) Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, by force or threat of force willfully injures, intimidates or interferes with, or attempts to injure, intimidate or interfere with—
   (1) any person because he is or has been, or in order to intimidate such person or any other person or any class of persons from—
      (B) participating in or enjoying any benefit, service, privilege, program, facility, or activity provided or administered by the United States;

   (5) any citizen because he is or has been, or in order to intimidate such citizen or any other citizen from lawfully aiding or encouraging other persons to participate, without discrimination on account of race, color, religion or national origin, in any of the benefits or activities described in subparagraphs (1)(A) through (1)(E) or subparagraphs (2)(A) through (2)(F), or participating lawfully in speech or peaceful assembly opposing any denial of the opportunity to so participate—

This has to do with a man who had previously worked as a volunteer for two campaigns, one for governor and one for Congress, trying in vain to show the letters that he had received from those campaigns to a judge. The judge in this case was under the undue influence of an attorney from the 501 (c) (3) group, Ms. Katherine “Evidence Tampering” Wessling, who asserted on various occasions during the course of this same proceeding that this campaign volunteer was prohibited from engaging in Constitutionally-protected political speech.

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Democrats Playing Politics With Judges Again

December 26, 2011 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Judges, Law, Liberals, Media, New York, RightPundits.com, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

There was once a time when the courts were considered a place of staid scholarship and considered opinion. Those days have been gone for a long time as decades ago the courts became merely another avenue for Democrats to play politics not to mention a tool with which to install in America a left-wing agenda instead of a place to adjudicate the law. This week aged New Jersey Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg gives us a prime example of the former that will inevitably lead to the latter.

In a move that surprised everyone in both New York and New Jersey, the decrepit Lautenberg submitted the name of New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s brother-in-law as his nominee for a federal judgeship in the Garden State. I say it came as a surprise because no one at all was aware that Schumer’s relative was even in the running until the nomination became public knowledge.

It smacks of backroom political deal making instead of a legitimate choice for the bench….

Read the rest at RightPundits.com.


Media Forgets to Mention S. C. Immigration Law-Blocking Judge is Obama Appointee

December 23, 2011 | Filed Under Associated Press, Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Immigration/Immigrants, Journalism, Judges, Law, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Regulation, South Carolina, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the Old Media’s favorite ways of attempting to hide the ideological track of a story is to somehow forget to mention to which party someone in the news hails or owes fealty to. In this case it is what they don’t report that misleads. This week we find a classic what-they-don’t-say story concerning the judge that blocked sections of South Carolina’s new immigration law.

For those unaware, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel temporarily blocked segments of South Carolina’s new immigration laws because he claimed that some of its provisions impinged on federal prerogatives, things over which the state has no jurisdiction.

The South Carolina law was opposed in court by Obama’s left-wing, activist Department of Justice headed by Eric “Fast And Furious” Holder and a gaggle of civil rights groups and Judge Gergel agreed with these attackers issuing an injunction to stop implementation of the provisions in question.

The Old Media reported a lot of details in the story, of course. We learned all about who opposed the provisions, who scoffed at the injunction, in what District Judge Gergel hailed, and in some of the reports we even get to hear what Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley had to say about it all. But one thing few of these news outlets seemed to report might help readers understand the decision better.

Judge Richard Mark Gergel is an Obama appointee.
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Political BS: But… But… That Super PAC Doesn’t Speak For Me!

December 22, 2011 | Filed Under Campaign Finance, Elections, Judges, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, President, RightPundits.com, Supreme Court, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Since the Citizens United decision emanated from the U.S. Supreme Court politics has seen the growth of the Super PAC. This would be the political action group that is ostensibly unconnected from any particular candidate’s campaign but will push their candidacy anyway. We’ve also seen the growth of the political BS of candidates claiming that they neither have any influence over these PACs nor that they represent what the candidates stand for.

Political Action Committees come in two varieties, those connected to a candidate or party or those not connected. Often PACS are 501(c)(4) groups that fundraise for issues as opposed to particular candidates. But with the rise of the Super PAC we find groups formed specifically to push a particular candidate. The Super PAC is classified as an “independent-expenditure only committee” and can raise cash from corporations, unions, and other large, deep-pocketed groups as well as individuals but are supposed to lie outside the control of the candidates themselves…

Read the rest at RightPundits.com.

The Hon. James Van Amburg of Missouri’s Sixth Circuit— A Pervert who Protects Teacher/Student Sex Relationships

December 22, 2011 | Filed Under Education, Government, Judges, Missouri, Paleo-Skeptic, Society/Culture, The Law | 6 Comments

-By Paleo-Skeptic

Some of you may already be familiar with the misdeeds of the judiciary of Platte County, Missouri; most notably the judge that went on a crack binge and got into a wreck pulling out of the McDonald’s drive-thru with a hooker in his pickup.

Now, as it turns out, noted pervert, the Hon. James Van Amburg of Division 4 of the Sixth Circuit is under the impression that he sits on the bench for the purpose of promoting, protecting, and preserving teacher / student sexual relations.

Essentially, Van Amburg has betrayed the trust of Platte County voters in determining that it is far, far worse to say that a teacher that engaged in (as she put it) “a physical fling” with a student had sex with a student rather than for a teacher to actually have sex with a student.

That is, he believes that having sex with a student isn’t nearly so bad as saying that the teacher had sex with her student.

And I have to wonder what manner of consistency he observes in that determination.

Does he also believe that to say that a burglar has burglarized a home is far worse than to commit burglary?

Does he believe that it’s worse to say that a judge that went on a crack binge actually did so while excusing the behaviors that led to that observation?

Frankly, at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if he did.

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The Top 50 Examples of Liberal Media Bias

December 10, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Anti-War, Censorship, Civil Rights, Clarence Thomas, Communism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elana Kagan, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government, Hate Crimes, Immigration/Immigrants, Journalism, Judges, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, NPR, PBS, Regulation, Republicans, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Let’s face it, liberal media bias has been around since there have been liberals to do the “reporting” of the news. But this fact should surprise no one. After all, the news media has always been filled with bias of one type or another. In fact, there was a time when American customers of the news knew exactly which newspapers sported which point of view. It was taken for granted that one newspaper supported one side and another newspaper a different side.

But in the late 1950s and early 1960s that all changed. Suddenly the folks in the news media began to present themselves as unbiased pursuers of “the truth.” Gone was the out-in-front bias and instead the media cloaked itself in a new air of detachment, a new just-the-facts mien.

This new era in media conceit coincided with the advent of a liberal mindset that took on the weight of the world, a new era in which liberals felt that their ideals rose above God, tradition and country….

Read the rest at The Western Center for Journalism.


Ex Governor Blagojevich Gets 14 Year Prison Sentence

December 7, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Chicago, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Illinois, Judges, Rod Blagojevich, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I won’t waste too much time on this — still it is something that should be put on record here at the blog — but former Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 168 moths, 14 years, in federal prison for his corruption.

In his statement before sentencing, Blagojevich apologized for his “unintended” actions, and said that as governor he should have known better. Rod even had his kids plea for leniency. Judge Zagel didn’t seem to think that the ex-guv’s apology was sufficient enough to lighten the sentence, however.

Sadly, the baneful influence of Blagojevich isn’t over just because he is now headed to prison. “The people that enabled him, all these guys are still in power,” GOP Chairman Pat Brady lamented on WLS radio after the verdict was announced. “As long as you have Mike Madigan and his absentee Attorney General daughter Lisa in office none of these problems will be fixed,” he said.

The Illinois Policy Institute also notes that Blago’s destructive “fiscal legacy is alive and well.”

Rod Blagojevich’s tenure as governor of Illinois will have a lasting effect on the state’s reputation and fiscal condition. From January 2003 to January 2009, Blagojevich made headlines for his sensational comments, political feuds and backroom deals. After being arrested in December 2008 on charges of political corruption, the Legislature removed him from office the following month. He since has been convicted on federal criminal charges.

See the full Ill. Policy Institute report HERE.
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Romney, Newt, Bachtorum, Ron Puntsman: Who Cares?

December 7, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government, Judges, Labor Law, Liberals, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, President, Regulation, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Like nearly every conservative in America today I am unimpressed by the current crop of GOP nominees for president and feel they all have major flaws — especially the two frontrunners Newt and Romney, both of whom have major deficits as far as staunch conservatives are concerned. But at this point I’ve come to realize that I don’t think I care which one of them is nominated. In fact, I think the White House is not where we should be focusing our intensity in 2012.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying we shouldn’t vote for whichever GOP nominee wins the game show plaudits. We should absolutely pick one of them and then we all, conservatives and Republicans alike, should vote for him (or her).

So, what am I saying? I am saying that the White House is less important than people are saying it is. Instead, we need a two-point focus for 2012 that doesn’t include the White House. We don’t need 999 points. Just two. 1). Gaining control of Congress and 2). turning Obama out. The identity and purity of our presidential nominee is the last thing we should be worried about at this point. It is a bit late for that anyway.

Let me assure you that I don’t have a favorite in this GOP race. And I have three real dislikes: Romney, Huntsman, and Ron Paul. This article is no stealth shilling for any particular candidate. I really do have big problems with all of them. But, again, I don’t think it matters which of them we pick if we focus on the two points I note above.

First of all, any of the GOP candidates (yes even the cranky uncle of the GOP, Ron Paul) would be better than Obama. But that goes without saying because I am a conservative that votes Republican. No surprise there, really.

But there are reasons besides blind partisanship that any of the GOP nominees is better than Obama. In fact, it can really be boiled down to but one issue that makes getting rid of Obama imperative: the courts. He has been thoroughly destructive to this country with his judicial picks.
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Obama Fundraiser Tony Rezko Gets 10.5 Year Prison Sentence

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Campaign Finance, Chicago Tribune, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Judges, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Antonin “Tony” Rezko, a long-time Political fundraiser for Illinois Democrats, has been sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison for extorting millions from companies seeking state business or hoping to have favorable regulations written for them by government. The money was sought as donations to politicians such as disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich — Rezko was his top fundraiser — and President Barack Obama.

Rezko, a Chicago real estate developer, has been involved in shady deals with Democrats for a long time but has until now escaped any consequences for his criminal actions. His conviction came in 2008 but Rezko’s sentencing had been delayed because he was ostensibly assisting prosecutors to go after Blagojevich. Apparently Rezko didn’t help a whole lot, though, as he was never called to the stand and prosecutors demanded that Rezko get 15 years in federal prison — a hefty demand if he was, indeed, being helpful.

Rezko was a fundraiser for Obama when he was in the Illinois State Senate. But there is more to the Obama/Rezko connection. It should be recalled that Obama bought his Hyde Park house for $300,000 under market value with Tony Rezko making up the difference for him. To date, no one has ever explained how this was legal.
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Hypocrisy: Left Wants SCOTUS Justice Thomas Recusal, Ignores Kagan’s Clear Conflicts

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Clarence Thomas, Democrats/Leftists, Elana Kagan, Government, Health, Journalism, Judges, Law, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Obamacare, Politico, President, Supreme Court, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

This past weekend the Washington Post published a hit piece on the grand opening of a museum in Georgia dedicated to the birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The paper was desperate to make some grand conspiracy, some lawbreaking evil from the project. But whatever is going on with the museum, this story was just one more shot orchestrated by the left aimed at forcing Justice Thomas to recuse himself from the upcoming hearings on whether or not Obamacare is Constitutional. Of course, this is all a smoke screen to hide the fact that it is really left-wing darling Justice Elana Kagan that should recuse herself from the case.

The Post story was a mish mash of innuendo, guesswork, and partisan claims, all amounting to much of nothing for proof of wrong doing. The Post even took the opportunity to use the word “whitewashed” when describing the color of the building housing the museum commemorating Justice Thomas’ birthplace. None too subtle, that.

There was plenty of other coverage of the opening of the museum that was positive, of course. Still it is apparent that the left hates Justice Thomas so much that they can’t even stand it that a small commemoration of his place of birth be created.

But real facts weren’t on the agenda for this article on Thomas. This article was meant as yet another slap at Thomas in order to mount pressure against him for the upcoming case against Obamacare. The left has been floating the demand that Justice Thomas recuse himself because his wife has worked as a “conservative activist and lobbyist, where she specifically agitated for the repeal of ‘Obamacare.’”
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While We Celebrated, Obama Sneaked Terrorist Into US Courts on July 4

July 21, 2011 | Filed Under 9/11, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Judges, Liberals, President, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Did you know that a suspected Somali terrorist was sneaked into a U.S. criminal court in New York City over the July 4th holiday? Most people don’t. While we were all distracted by celebrating our Independence Day President Obama was sneaking foreign terrorists into our civil court system instead of taking him to Guantanamo.

A few weeks ago, Reuters reported that Somali terrorist Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was brought to New York City to face criminal charges in our home-based court system on July 4th, yet.

Warsame was captured in April in the Gulf region and was held aboard a U.S. Naval ship until July being questioned by the military and the FBI.
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Obama Mixes Clay with Iron – 2012 America’s Valley of Decision?

June 30, 2011 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Christianity, Democrats/Leftists, Freedom, Gay Marriage, Gays, Judges, Liberals, Liberty, Marriage, Michael Bresciani‏, Nanny State, President, Regulation, Religion | Comments Off

-By Rev Michael Bresciani‏

As the economy crashes around us Mr. Obama seems content to continue tinkering with the social fabric of the nation as the elected voice of the far left ideologues and the throngs of citizens who are content to let government collect taxes and make regulations; as long as they can continue in personal prurient pursuits that would make our forefathers cringe.

Social tinkering may be second only to golf for this president. Obama’s public stance on marriage has changed several times since his days as a senator, but now with his influence as president his final stated position seems to have come full circle. His choice to instruct the Attorney General not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA) says it all.

How convenient that Obama happens to be speaking at the “Gala with the Gay Community” this week in New York on the same day a vote may be made in the New York state senate on the redefinition of marriage. A little presidential boost could seriously affect the outcome of that vote. Coincidence; don’t count on it. But at the top of the news, troop withdrawals from Afghanistan have swept away our attention.
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Leftist Judge Leaked Anti-Posser Story Because Her Claim Is Garbage

June 28, 2011 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Judges, Law, Liberals, RightPundits.com, Supreme Court, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few days ago I posted a story about a leftist judge accusing Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser of physically attacker her in a closed-doors meeting of the justices. The lefty sites went mad for this story, but as the days wore on the lefty judge’s claims started to seem less and less credible. Now we are finding out that the lefty judge herself leaked the story in order to hurt Judge Prosser in the court of public opinion because she knew she had no real legal case against him. In other words, she was lying, she knew it, and she launched a program of character assassination because she had no real legitimate case to press in the courts.

Christian Schneider of The National Review’s The Corner blog reports some more of the sad details about this left-wing attack and gives us even more reason to suspect that lefty Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is simply a liar…

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Lefties Try to Smear Wisconsin’s Judge Prosser… Again

June 26, 2011 | Filed Under Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Judges, Law, Liberals, Supreme Court, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Oh, the leftists thought they had him this time (again). So, they began a campaign to smear him (again). Turns out they were wrong (again). And their allegations mysteriously disappeared from the Internet after they found out they were wrong (again).

The left tried once again to smear Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge David Prosser by claiming that he physically attacked another judge (naturally she’s a crazed left-wing judge, too) in a closed-doors meeting late last week. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley actually charged Prosser with “choking her.” Notice she did so only in the press, though. Prosser, of course, is denying it all…

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