Daily Archives: May 27, 2011
“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a GIFT. That’s why it’s called the present.” — Bill Keane
Memorial Day weekend has begun. From now through Monday we’ll be celebrating the founding of our country and the sacrifices made by soldiers in wars and conflicts.
Also, at some time this weekend (probably tonight), we’ll be going to the Old Opera House to see a film I’ve been waiting for: Pom Wonderful presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold by Morgan Spurlock.
Monday I’ll be hosting Winners and Losers for John Case on WSHC (89.7 FM) from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. To listen on your computer if you are out of our limited broadcast range, go to http://www.897wshc.org/listen_live/index.html.
Have a great weekend, my friends, and if you are at any of the things in Shepherdstown I’m going to, say “Hi”.
by Ben Hoffman
The ruling by Judge Harry A. Jefferson of Federal District Court dramatically changes the political landscape in America.
Before the judge’s decision, right-wingers disrupted the hearing with outbursts about socialism, communism, and fascism that seemed to have no contextual relevance. It was found that most of them didn’t know what those words meant. That prompted deputy marshals to order the right-wingers out of the courtroom. Several complained that their First Ammendment Rights were being violated.
It remains possible, legal experts said, that prohibiting right-wingers from voting could have Constitutional issues. “Our goal has always been and always will be allow all sane people to vote,” said Benny K. Mount, a United States attorney, speaking to reporters outside the courthouse. “Allowing insane right-wingers the right to vote, however, is not what our founding fathers had in mind for our country.”
Right-wingers looked haggard and confused after the decision. “The judge is obviously a Marxist,” commented one. “Sarah Palin will save us. She’s really smart,” remarked another. “Where is the Denny’s,” asked another.
Now I feel much better.
- Right-Wingers Predictably in Denial about NY-26 (firedoglake.com)
- Right-wingers believe Obama hates flags now (salon.com)
- Palin to embark on national bus tour this weekend – First Read (firstread.msnbc.msn.com)
- 7 Things to Do When Right-Wingers Attack (alternet.org)
Speaking in support of gay marriage, Mayor Bloomberg uttered a 4 word phrase that I think should be spread on T-shirts and tattoos everywhere:
“Near-equality is no equality.”
Speaking at The Cooper Union, Bloomberg added:
“We are the freest city in the freest country in the world — but freedom is not frozen in time… I see the pain that the status quo is causing, and I cannot defend it”
- FULL VIDEO: NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Marriage Equality Speech (towleroad.com)
- NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Delivers Speech Supporting Same-Sex Marriage (bilerico.com)
- Mayor Bloomberg Gives Marriage-Equality Speech at Cooper Union (nymag.com)
- New York Mayor Makes Good Case For Marriage Law For Gays (therainbowpost.com)
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg Revealing ‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Bloomberg To Make Case For Gay Marriage Law (newyork.cbslocal.com)