Questions that Should be Asked Until Substantively Answered

Questions posed to Mike Huckabee:

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A Photo that America Should not be Allowed to Forget

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Duggar – Rhymes With…

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The Criminals are the Principal, the Cops and the Judge

…and it is they who should be convicted – and not simply fined.

Shea Love wondered why the school district contacted the police to discuss a violation of wiretap statutes instead of confronting the students who were bullying her son, a sophomore at South Fayette High School with attention deficit and an anxiety disorder.

On the recording — which the 15-year-old made on his iPad — one student can be heard telling another to pull Love’s son’s pants down.

My first thought is: Why doesn’t that qualify as attempted sexual assault (at least for over-charging purposes – because its clear here that someone loves overcharging)?  Or, at the very least, generic assault?

The teacher can be heard intervening, telling the students that they need to stop talking if their discussion isn’t about math.

A few minutes later, a loud slam can be heard, followed by the teacher telling students to sit down. “What? I was just trying to scare him,” one of the boys can be heard saying.

The 15-year-old said he made the recording “because I always felt like it wasn’t me being heard.”

Upon learning of the recording, South Fayette High School principal Scott Milburn and assistant principal Aaron Skrbin contacted Lieutenant Robert Kurta, asking that he come to the school because he believed there had been “a wiretapping incident.”

School district officials forced the student to erase the recording and ordered him to attend Saturday detention. Kurta charged him with disorderly conduct, but didn’t believe that the incident warranted a felony wiretapping charge, though according to court records, he was adamant the student had “committed a crime.”

South Fayette District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet found the student guilty, fined him $25 and ordered him to pay court costs.

Too bad the NSA didn’t record it, eh?

Addendum (Or: Way to Go, Suckerberg!)

I came across the Media Matters item about the Wall Street Journal’s rape apologist on Facebook – a thingamabob which now tacks on ‘suggestions’ for other links to check out following posted items.

Any bets as to what one of the ‘suggestions’ was following the posting of an item about one of Rupert Murdoch’s henchmen trying to turn the media, et. al., against the victims of rich-boy rapists?

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I shit you not.

I think that if I ever bump into either  – or both – of the Winkelvoss twins, I’ll buy them a drink.

Wanna Bet that if a Drunk Vandalizes the Wall Street Journal’s Offices, He’d Demand Prison Time (or the Death Penalty)?

From Media Matters:

Wall Street Journal editor James Taranto claimed that cases of “‘sexual assault’ on campus” that involve alcohol are really victimless crimes in which both parties are equally guilty.

Now, here’s Jimmy’s reasoning:

If two drunk drivers are in a collision, one doesn’t determine fault on the basis of demographic details such as each driver’s sex.

So, Jimmy, you’re in favor of legislation that would prevent insurance companies from basing their car insurance rates – before and/or after such a collision – on “demographic details,” eh?

And you’d be in favor of aggressive investigations into whether or not cops actually do make decisions as to who to arrest or not arrest – or just pull over – based on “demographic details”…

such as race?

How enlightened of you!

I”m sure that the New Jersey State Patrol – or, rather, its victims – will be happy to hear about your point of view.

Republicans: They Put the Con(Artist) in Conservative

From PoliticsUSA:

An open mic and camera caught Rand Paul discussing shutdown strategy with Mitch McConnell. Paul admitted that Republicans don’t want to be there, and their only hope is to look reasonable.

Rand Paul admitted to the world the Republicans only hope of getting out of the government shutdown is if Democrats didn’t focus group test their talking points enough. It is nice to see Mitch McConnell confirm that there isn’t going to be a secret deal. Obama is telling Republicans privately the exact same thing that he is saying publicly. They are going to get nothing.

However, Republicans are saying something publicly that they don’t believe privately. Publicly, the Republicans are talking tough. Privately, they are desperate for a way out of the shutdown that allows them to claim some little symbolic or token victory.

Translated: The white, racist millionaires of the Republican party are fiddling while the ability of millions of Americans who actually work a living – having the audacity to do so for the federal government (and, lets not forget, Americans who have the temerity to run businesses that accept federal government employees as customers) – to pay their bills burns.

In lieu of buring those bills that can no longer be paid, they all should be forwarded to Closet Case McConnell and Rapist Rand.