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Batshit crazy Michelle Bachmann, Steve King lie about health care reform

Call your representative. Now. Everything you read below is a fucking lie. Obamacare threatens U.S. future - Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Steve King - POLITICO.com
By now, most Americans know the dirty details of Obamacare. It raises taxes. It will force Americans to pay for other people's abortions. It will put the government in charge of more than 18 percent of our private sector economy. It may provide benefits to up to 6.1 million illegal immigrants. It diminishes liberty and gives government more power. Most egregiously, it is not constitutional. ... one group will be hit especially hard – our senior citizens. Always the wisest folks, seniors have been against this bill from the beginning. And for good reason. Obamacare cuts a half-trillion dollars in health care for seniors to lay the foundation for socialized medicine.... If this bill passes, health care will cost far more than it does now, or ever did in the past. It will be more expensive for individuals and more expensive for businesses — and it will provide less service.

March 17, 2010

FBI trolling social media LOL

FBI using Facebook in fight against crime | World news | guardian.co.uk
Any criminals dumb enough to brag about their exploits on social networking sites have now been warned: the next Facebook "friend" who contacts you may be an FBI agent. US federal law enforcement agents have been using social networking sites ‑ including Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter ‑ to search for evidence and witnesses in criminal cases, and in some instances, track suspects, according to a newly released justice department memo. FBI agents have created fake personalities ‑ in apparent contravention of some of the sites' rules ‑ in order to befriend suspects and lure them into revealing clues or confessing, access private information and map social networks.

Loud fucking is probable cause?

Law.com - Loud Sex Justified Warrantless Search That Led to Drug Bust, Says Court
Screaming too loud during sex can get you or your partner arrested in New Jersey, thanks to an appeals court ruling handed down on Monday. ... Responding to an anonymous 911 call, state troopers went to Brian McGacken's home on Feb. 17, 2007, and he answered the door dressed in a bathrobe. When he explained the source of the noise, the troopers asked to speak to his girlfriend. She came downstairs wearing a towel and confirmed his explanation. Nevertheless, the troopers asked McGacken for identification. He went upstairs to retrieve it and did not object when a trooper followed him. On the second floor, the trooper smelled raw marijuana and saw McGacken use his foot to push a tray under a couch. Asked what was on the tray, McGacken admitted it was marijuana. In the bedroom, the trooper saw bagged and loose marijuana as well as growing plants. Arrested, McGacken consented to a search of his home, resulting in the seizure of 12.5 ounces of loose and bagged marijuana, 15 plants and marijuana-related equipment and paraphernalia. McGacken moved to suppress the drug evidence, arguing that police lacked an objectively reasonable basis to invoke the emergency-aid exception to the warrant requirement, since he and his girlfriend had plausibly explained the screaming. Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ronald Reisner denied the motion and McGacken pleaded guilty first-degree maintaining or operating a facility for the production of a controlled dangerous substance. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with 39 months to be served without parole.

March 14, 2010

Texas rewrites history with a hard right slant

Joe. My. God.: Texas Rewrites History Texas is one of the very few states that chooses textbooks, as opposed to local school districts choosing them. As such, Texas is a huge contract for textbook makers and the books Texas chooses end up being used all over the country. They have so much power that they are able to dictate to the textbook industry what exactly the textbooks need to say. Recently the Texas State Board of Education has been the target of religious extremists who have wormed their way into it in order to control the education of our nation's kids, and to control their exposure to, well, the truth. Below are some example of changes to history textbooks that the Texas SBoE have mandated, along with a general need to focus on white, Christian men and to downplay any achievements by people of color, Labor, Democrats, Progressives, etc.
-The Board removed Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum's world history standards on Enlightenment thinking, “replacing him with religious right icon John Calvin.” -"Teachers in Texas will be required to cover the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation's Founding Fathers, but not highlight the philosophical rationale for the separation of church and state." “I reject the notion by the left of a constitutional separation of church and state,” said David Bradley, a conservative from Beaumont who works in real estate. “I have $1,000 for the charity of your choice if you can find it in the Constitution.” -The Board refused to require that “students learn that the Constitution prevents the U.S. government from promoting one religion over all others.” -McCarthyism will be taught as an example of how communism was rooted out of the federal government.