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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    ^^I like that idea.
    Sorry to beat up on basketball players but when I read stories of "athletes" complaints its like dragging chaulk across a blackboard to me.
    Somehow when it comes to actors, athletes and lawyers any complaints
    that involve money rub me the wrong way.

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Well its starting to close in on Christmas. So I thought it would be
    "giving" of me to give these folks some free advertising

    http://www.news10now.com/content/top...asp?ArID=87913


    More than 600 report illness related to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
    Updated: 12/2/2006 8:29 AM
    By: Staff

    The number of illnesses connected to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse is now up to more than 600. Initial complaints came from people who ate at the restaurant either last Friday or Saturday night. But now, people who ate leftovers taken from the Dinosaur on those nights and others who may have come into contact with those that were ill are coming forward

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    While Im complaining? I spotted this brief passage in my travels:

    I won't rehash too much of what Marc Ambinder and Chris Cillizza said, but Sen. John McCain's pick-up today of Iowa GOP operative Marlys Popma is a significant "get."

    A "get"? That comment may be ok on the telephone but I dont want to read it from a news source....unless of course you preceed it with "at the end of the day" so the reader wont wonder if you are an idiot. Hell be convinced.

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Well its starting to close in on Christmas. So I thought it would be
    "giving" of me to give these folks some free advertising

    http://www.news10now.com/content/top...asp?ArID=87913


    More than 600 report illness related to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
    Updated: 12/2/2006 8:29 AM
    By: Staff

    The number of illnesses connected to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse is now up to more than 600. Initial complaints came from people who ate at the restaurant either last Friday or Saturday night. But now, people who ate leftovers taken from the Dinosaur on those nights and others who may have come into contact with those that were ill are coming forward
    Looks to me like Cynthia has a contaminated corncobb up in her ass.......

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Well? Since its Saturday we have a feature video from our friends at memri.

    http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1322#

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    I could write such a funny parody of "The Flying Imams" but you know what?
    You cant improve on the truth.

    http://pajamasmedia.com/2006/12/the_...amas_media.php

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    This is positive. Good for the Pope.

    http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...d=970599119419

    ^^I actually half expected hed get his head chopped off or something...but it worked out ok.

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    Bud products are now the "officially endorsed" products at Rolleyes.
    How good is this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lj4EZyTJ40

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/12/02/sa....ap/index.html



    Every day some new restriction is added under the guise of "protecting children" or "inappropriateness".
    Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

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    ^^Pretty foolish sometimes.

    Heres an interesting one [Ann Althouse]

    Saturday, December 02, 2006

    "Suppose the Secretary of Homeland Security, who has unearmarked funds in his budget, decided to build a mosque..."


    Enough about "Bong Hits 4 Jesus," let's pay attention to another of the cases the Court decided to hear -- same link as the previous post -- Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation. This case raises the question of who may sue to enforce the Establishment Clause. The plaintiff (which filed the case in Madison, Wisconsin) relied on the status of its members as taxpayers to challenge the practice of holding conferences the White House to assist religious groups in applying for federal grants -- part of President Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiative. Judge Shabaz dismissed the case on the ground that Congress hadn't earmarked the money to go to religion and therefore that the plaintiffs could not use the special doctrine -- articulated in Flast v. Cohen, 392 U.S. 83, (1968) -- that allows taxpayers to enforce the Establishment Clause. The Seventh Circuit reversed, with Judge Posner writing the opinion.



    Here's Posner's opinion. (I'm linking to the opinion at "Project Posner," a website devoted to Posner's judicial opinions.)
    The Court decided in Flast that they should not stand in the way of challenges to "exercises of congressional power under the taxing and spending clauses of Art. I, 8, of the Constitution," provided that the expenditure complained of is not just "an incidental expenditure of tax funds in the administration of an essentially regulatory statute" and that "the challenged enactment exceeds specific constitutional limitations imposed upon the exercise of the congressional taxing and spending power and not simply that the enactment is generally beyond the powers delegated to Congress by Art. I, 8." 392 U.S. at 102-03. The Court found that this two-part test was satisfied by a challenge to the use of "the taxing and spending power . . . to favor one religion over another or to support religion in general." Id. at 103....

    At argument the plaintiffs' counsel was unable to identify the appropriations that fund the conferences. The complaint does, however, allege that the conferences are funded by money derived from appropriations, which means from exercises of Congress's spending power rather than from, say, voluntary donations by private citizens. There is no suggestion that these are appropriations earmarked for these conferences, or for any other activities of the various Faith-Based and Community Initiatives programs, or for a statute pursuant to which the programs were created. The money must come from appropriations for the general administrative expenses, over which the President and other executive branch officials have a degree of discretionary power, of the departments that sponsor the conferences. Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Pub. L. No. 108-447, 118 Stat. 2809, 2853, 3115-16, 3136, 3150, 3311-12; Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005, Pub. L. No. 108-334, 118 Stat. 1298-99.

    The difference, then, between this case on the one hand and Flast and Kendrick on the other is that the expenditures in those cases were pursuant to specific congressional grant programs, while in this case there is no statutory program, just the general "program" of appropriating some money to executive-branch departments without strings attached. The difference cannot be controlling. Suppose the Secretary of Homeland Security, who has unearmarked funds in his budget, decided to build a mosque and pay an Imam a salary to preach in it because the Secretary believed that federal financial assistance to Islam would reduce the likelihood of Islamist terrorism in the United States. No doubt so elaborate, so public, a subvention of religion would give rise to standing to sue on other grounds, just as in the St. Charles cross case; taxpayer standing in the hypothetical mosque case would not be essential to enabling a suit to be brought in federal court to challenge the violation of the establishment clause. But it would be too much of a paradox to recognize taxpayer standing only in cases in which the violation of the establishment clause was so slight or furtive that no other basis of standing could be found, and to deny it in the more serious cases.
    Citing precedent, Posner identified the standing problem here as involving only the "prudential" limitations on federal court jurisdiction -- as opposed to the Article III constitutional limitations. Since "the prudential principles of standing, like other common law principles, are protean and mutable," Posner thereby freed himself to speak in practical terms and to avoid the Article III doctrine -- which has tightened up in the years since Flast and which has long made Flast seem like an anomalous safe harbor for Establishment Clause litigants.

    Since the constitutionalized standing doctrine of the Burger and Rehnquist Courts presents a problem for those who want to argue that Flast was correctly decided, I should think it would be quite hard to argue nowadays that Flast ought to be broadened. Yet Flast is stare decisis, and Posner's practical reasoning is impressive. What if the Secretary of Homeland Security used general funds to build a mosque and pay an Imam?
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    Let me have a quarter pound of your smoked rodent and half a pound of the lungs....and be sure to wrap them individually!

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2695754

    I dont know. How far do we push this junk? Like inspection is some seal of quality?
    Tell that one to Honeybaked Hams.

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    Spas for babies. Right. I think Ive just about seen it all.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/Heal...2695853&page=1

    "We offer over 25 different services, ranging from baby massage, baby yoga, baby sign language, brain awakening through classical music [and] baby chakra chi," said Jonathan Baker, the owner of Skin Spa Baby in Encino, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles. "It's aligning the baby's chakras through warm towels. We play a trance-type of music. We take warm towels. We place them on the chakras and we bring them to a calmness."



    "Calmness" Who is this guy trying to kid? The only calmness is in his wallet.
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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    ^^^^^ But Jim, remember what Phineas Taylor Barnum always said........



    "There's a sucker born every minute...and two to take 'em."

    He wrote the book on bullshitartistry - the rest are only wannabe's.
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    My favorite PT-ism:
    "THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS -------->"



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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Now, I know Jim that you hit this one a few days ago... the court ruling that US Money discriminates against the blind because it is the same size, color, etc.

    Another article on this today; got it from Captain's Quarters. Guy called Palamas in his forums pointed out this quote from the LA Times' article:
    In his opinion, Robertson ordered the Treasury Department to consider such options as changing the size and color of the banknotes for each denomination and adding tactile differences, such as foil, raised numbers or perforations, to the bills.
    Beyond the travesty of puncutation ond display there, the commenter on CQ qustions another aspect of the article:
    ...And COLOR? How will this help the blind, exactly? I mean, is it possible for a federal judge to really be THAT stupid?
    First, yes... but then remember that this is an article in the LA Times... I'd re-check that ruling to see if Color was actually mentioned 'nStuff.

    Still, best laugh I've had all week!



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