Daily Archives: July 31, 2011

How to win a war

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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I think I was led to this by a Higher Power. My usual habit is to log on, check out Fox News (my home page), then zip on over to the Grudge Report.

Today, I felt a kind of “check” when I went to click on my PN bookmark and instead chose Legal Insurrection. Then I did something I almost NEVER do anywhere but here. I clicked on comments.

Someone posted a link to this article and the guy just made So Much Sense. I’ve been wondering a lot lately, shouldn’t we just take whatever we can get and move on? Focus on 2012? I mean, why worry about future this or that. If we take over Congress and win the White House in 2012, we can scrap all the Democrats’ bad legislation anyway, right?

But I’m partial to the Tea Party and suspicious of the entrenched Republicans, so … just wondered. Not that I can DO much but shoot my graphics out into the ether. But like I said, this guy Made Sense. So this is me, launching a graphic. Vroom!

Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2054116070056011884DYCSBA

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Snickering at Christians

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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This reminds me of Glee. The pilot was so offensive, I would have stopped if I hadn’t heard such rave reviews. Had to take it out half way through the second episode, as I just couldn’t take another minute of having my most sacred beliefs used as the butt of half their jokes.

What is it with these people who pride themselves on being open-minded and tolerant, who preach at us about courtesy and civility, yet have no problem whatsoever making juvenile jokes ad nauseum about the faith and practices of millions of their fellow Americans?

Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2997275310056011884AZhgPX

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Bragging on me! (And Dearest!)

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This is what I made for Tech Guy, to thank him for fixing up my new-old laptop! It’s named for his parting shot the day Dearest dropped the machine off at his house. LOL

I am super duper proud of how this set came out. And also of the FANTABULOUS photos Dearest took of it for me!  Photographing shiny and translucent materials is really tricky. He did several photo shoots in different parts of the yard at different times of the day. Then he gave me 30+ photos and I picked the best of them.

I’d expected the best to come from one shoot, but in fact, they came from EVERY shoot. I am so blessed to have such a supportive spouse who would put that much effort into getting me the best possible images of my art work. Love. That. Man.

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Pastor Hoye vindicated at 9th circuit

Posted by Chrissy the Hyphenated

Got this in email:

San Francisco, Calif.: On Thursday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Hoye v. Oakland, the case in which Pastor Walter Hoye challenged Oakland’s “bubble zone” ordinance as an unconstitutional infringement of free speech. In the 3-0 opinion authored by Circuit Judge Marsha S. Berzon, the court stated, “We agree with Hoye that there are grave constitutional problems with the manner in which the City has understood and enforced its Ordinance.”

Oakland’s ordinance makes it unlawful, within 100 feet of the entrance of an abortion clinic, to approach without consent within eight feet of a person entering the facility, for the purpose of picketing, leafleting or speaking with the person.

In its opinion, the Ninth Circuit held that the ordinance is facially valid pursuant to the Supreme Court decision in Hill v. Colorado, stating “we do not find any relevant differences between the Ordinance’s purpose and text and those of the Colorado statute that the Supreme Court held to be constitutional in Hill.” The Court noted that the reasoning of the Hill decision “has been criticized by scholars of various stripes.”

However, the court reversed the district court’s determination that the ordinance is valid as the city applies it, because the City discriminates in enforcing the ordinance against Hoye but not other speakers. The City only prosecutes persons for “approaching” women within the “bubble zone” if they are trying to persuade the woman not to have the abortion. Clinic “escorts” and others “facilitating” the women entering the clinic can approach and give the women whatever message they want,” often urging women to ignore Pastor Hoye. While Pastor Hoye has scrupulously followed the law, he has suffered arrest, prosecution and imprisonment due to the City’s determination to shut out his message. On the other hand, clinic escorts routinely break the law as written, yet have never faced prosecution.

Based on these facts, the court concluded, “Oakland’s enforcement policy is a constitutionally invalid, content-based regulation of speech.”

Pastor Hoye stands on the public sidewalk outside Oakland abortion clinics to offer hope to women. His sign reads, “Jesus loves you and your baby. Let us help.” One of the problems Hoye has faced in reaching women stems from the activities of clinic “escorts.” These clinic volunteers will surround Hoye, block his sign with blank posters, and drown out his voice, making it impossible for Hoye to reach his intended audience.

The Ninth Circuit noted that the Supreme Court in Hill had not considered this scenario in upholding the Colorado statute. If, on further hearing, Pastor Hoye can show that the ordinance leaves him without ample alternatives for reaching his audience, this would be grounds for striking down the law, the Court said.

“This part of the decision points to a possible narrowing of the Supreme Court’s awful decision in Hill,” said LLDF Legal Director Katie Short. “In evaluating a constitutional challenge to a bubble law like this, courts will not turn a blind eye to the challenges facing pro-lifers in communicating their message, including when those challenges come from the bad behavior of clinic escorts.”

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THE SUNDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

I can’t get noo accreditation

it’s all such aa humiliation

well I try and I try and I try and I tryyy

I can’t get noo

no I can’t get noo

accreditation

Sung to ‘Satisfaction’ by The Rolling Stones

(if you didn’t figure it out,already)

Lotsa video today so as not to give you brain cramps

YOUR SUNDAY HUG FROM PETE–PASS IT ON

THE ESSENTIAL RULES OF TYRANNY

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/198-the-essential-rules-of-tyranny

BARACK OBAMA’S VULGAR TWITTER SPAMMING CAMPAIGN IS A CLASSLESS ACT OF DESPERATION BY THE US PRESIDENT

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100099148/barack-obama%e2%80%99s-vulgar-twitter-spamming-campaign-is-a-classless-act-of-desperation-by-the-us-president/

LAST MINUTE DEBT AGREEMENT MAY BE CLOSE

Maybe it’s the right thing to do,but I’m still too dumb to see how giving this buttmunch $2.4T to spend now and promise future cuts that we all know will never come seems like peeing on a 5-alarm fire.

PAGES FROM THE DNC PLAYBOOK

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/pages_from_the_dnc_handbook.html

OUTLINE OF DEBT COMPROMISE REVEALED

I’m watching Sen. Kyl and “The Dick” agreeing on Fox.Anything “The Dick”  and ‘The Toad’ Reid  are excited about can’t possibly be good for the country

http://nationaljournal.com/budget/outlines-of-debt-compromise-emerge-20110730

C’MON,REPUBLICANS,BE BIPARTISAN.ABANDON YOUR PRINCIPLES AND GO ALONG TO GET ALONG.IN THE END,I’LL TAKE YOUR WORK AND CRAWL OUT FROM UNDER MY DESK AND CLAIM SOLE CREDIT FOR GETTING THINGS DONE.REMEMBER,”I WON.”

HOW I WISH THIS MAN WERE RUNNING;WATCH HIM DISEMBOWEL ‘LIVESHOT’ KERRY

BLABBERMOUTH SCHULTZ:GOP PLAN CAUSES PAIN

NO,WHAT CAUSES PAIN IS HAVING TO LISTEN TO SOMEBODY WHO LOOKS LIKE A DISEASED CHICKEN

CONGRESS TAKES UP AMAZON SALES TAX ISSUE

We’ve all known for years politicians have looked greedily on how to get their hands on the huge volumes of capital raised through retail transactions online.God help us if they ever do.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-amazon-tax-congress-20110730,0,6544519.story

COIN OF THE REALM

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/coin_of_the_realm.html

THESE PEOPLE ARE TRULY CONTEMPTIBLE WRETCHES

REID FILIBUSTERS HIS OWN PLAN

You can’t make this stuff up!

ABC SEES CONSERVATIVES MOUNTING ‘UNPRECEDENTED ASSAULT’ ON ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS

Damn right we are.Destroying lives of people in the San Joaquin Valley by cutting off their irrigation sources to save a stupid little fish in Pelousy’s district,throwing hundreds of thousands out of work by strangling our domestic oil production and imposing so many regulations on the coal industry they’re forced to shut down all to appease enviro-lunatics  who give you gobs of money just seems like the right thing to do.Prick.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2011/07/31/abc-sees-conservatives-mounting-unprecedented-assault-environmental-r

SENIORS:WE NEED OUR SOCIAL SECURITY

http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/30/news/economy/debt_ceiling_social_security/

WHITE HOUSE’S OVER-THE-CLIFF MOMENT

http://townhall.com/columnists/salenazito/2011/07/31/white_houses_over-the-cliff_moment

HE DID,BUT HE DEFLATED HER BEFORE MOOCH GOT HOME

(Hope somebody can compress this a bit,I can never tell when I upload a scan from photobucket how big its going to be)

HOPE I MADE YOU SMILE TODAY!

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