"Virginia consumer protection officials have issued a warning letter to the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, noting that her advocacy group is improperly soliciting contributions in the state.
In a letter sent to Virginia Thomas on Thursday, the Office of Consumer Affairs directed Liberty Central, Inc. to the Virginia law that requires groups to register with the office or request an exemption before seeking donations for a charitable purpose.
Liberty Central is a Virginia-based group soliciting contributions online and is not registered or exempt, said Michael Wright, the manager of regulatory programs at the Office of Consumer Affairs, a branch of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Political advocacy is considered a charitable purpose.
'They should be filed with us,' he said.
....Soliciting donations for a charitable purpose without registering with the Office of Consumers Affairs could result in fines of up to $5,000 for each violation, the letter said. Wright said it was not unusual for a group to be unaware of the Virginia law."*
Everybody has different words that offend them, different things that they hear that they get offended by. To me, the thing that offends me the most is every time that I hear the n-word.
Not "nigger," by the way -- I mean "the n-word." Literally, whenever a white lady on CNN with nice hair says "the n-word"? That's just white people getting away with saying "nigger," that's all that is. They found a way to say "nigger": "n-word!"
It's bullshit 'cause when you say "the n-word" you put the word "nigger" in the listener's head. That's what saying a word is. You say "the n-word" and I go, "Oh, she means 'nigger'" -- you're makin' me say it, in my head! Why don't you fuckin' say it instead and take responsibility for the shitty words you wanna say?
Let us reflect upon Nancy Pelosi: she is so awesome. She wasn’t much of a minority leader or Speaker under Bush, but that has all changed. She has passed every piece of legislation on this Congress’ agenda with a very fractious coalition and not much outside help. If she passes this bill Sunday, she will be one of the most effective Speakers in history. Republicans heap so much shit on her, and she doesn’t care. She is feared in her own caucus. SHE FEASTS ON WEAKNESS. And here she is praying to her evil Italian god “St. Joseph The Worker,” the end.
Agrarian Justice is the title of a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine, published in 1797, which advocated the use of an estate tax to fund a universal old-age and disability pension, as well as a fixed sum to be paid to all citizens on reaching maturity.
"If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that’s in people’s pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States — the Great War of Yankee Aggression."
"...Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) compared health reform to a Japanese suicide bombing attack. And Glenn Beck has continuously referred to health reform as 'reparations' for slavery. But Broun’s analogy between health reform and a 'Great War of Yankee Aggression' might take the cake for its coded racism, historical revisionism, and outright level of detachment from reality." *
"Frank, an openly gay lawmaker, had to call the Captiol Police 'to move away' five or six protesters who were banging on his office door and shouting through the mail slot...While making the trek across the street from his office to the Capitol, Frank was called a 'Homo Communist' and told to 'go homo to Massachusetts' by several protesters, according to witnesses and confirmed by Frank...Frank, a longtime advocate for lesbian and gay rights, called it 'unfortunate' that people protesting in the Tea Party event took to spewing 'bigoted, abusive, personal things' at him and some African-American members. 'If this was a movement that I was part of, I’d be doing more than I think the Republicans are, to differentiate myself,' Frank said in an interview with The Hill that afternoon." *
To undo this, we need a majority in the House, 60 in the Senate, and a GOP President.
We may have all that in 2013. But it’s a tall order.
And then the GOP will have to be tough.
Imagine what they could do if the GOPers were 1/2 as tough at the Dems.
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[F]ormer Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich said Obama and the Democrats will regret their decision to push for comprehensive reform. Calling the bill "the most radical social experiment . . . in modern times," Gingrich said: "They will have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered the Democratic Party for 40 years" with the enactment of civil rights legislation in the 1960s.
No one doubts that Johnson was right to push for those civil rights measures. And he was well aware of the potential damage they would do to a Democratic Party that was then a coalition including whites and African Americans, liberals from the North and conservative segregationists from the South.
Those battles over civil rights set off a political realignment that played out over decades and led eventually to a Republican domination of the South that continues to this day.
A tea party organizer angry over Rep. Thomas Perriello’s (D-Va.) vote in favor of health care reform published what he thought was the freshman member’s home address on a blog, in case any readers “want to drop by” and provide a “personal touch” to their views.
Rather than giving out Perriello’s address however, the tea party activist mistakenly printed the home address of the congressman’s brother. Perriello’s brother and wife have four children under the age of 8.
When the law becomes a deadly tool of tyranny, it is no longer a good thing to be obedient and "law-abiding." It is, in fact, suicidal.
Yet, given the federal mandarins' willful ignorance of our very existence and conviction that we have no opinions that they are bound to respect, is there anything that can be done to prevent civil war?
Yes, there is.
We can emulate the Sons of Liberty of old.
We can break their windows.
Now I did not call for the vandalization of the windows of congresscritters, only local Demoncrat party HQs. But I can certainly understand why someone would.
I am trying to prevent civil war and communal killing, not start it, by warning those who do not understand the unintended consequences of THEIR actions.
"Polls aren't always right, but the Gallup Poll is generally one of the nation's most respected. And a new Gallup Poll released this afternoon finds an immediate and dramatic shift in public opinion toward the newly enacted health-reform law."
"Vandals hit at least five Dem offices nationwide, threaten to ‘assassinate’ children of pro-reform lawmakers."
The NYPD, the FBI and other emergency management officials responded as a precaution, spokesmen for the agencies say. Weiner's Kew Gardens office will be closed pending the completion of the investigation.
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