There is a piece of legislation making its way through both the House of Representatives and Senate that could have real implications for freedom of speech in the media and on the internet. On Wednesday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 (S.2219), which seeks “to examine the prevalence of hate crime and hate speech on the Internet, television, and radio to better address such crimes.” Meanwhile, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced a companion bill in the House – H.R. 3878.
“This really bothers me a great deal. Senator Ed Markey and Representative Hakeem Jeffries… are taking their Hate Crimes Reporting Act and they’re trying to jam it through and get passage in both the House and the Senate. It’s happening simultaneously… Is that part of Cass Sunstein’s old stomping grounds? The information administration looking to analyze all media outlets including radio to determine if they are working to advocate and encourage hate crimes. This is good, huh?”
In a Wednesday press release, Sen. Markey a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, explained why this legislation is particuraly important given the recent shooting in Kansas.
“We have recently seen in Kansas the deadly destruction and loss of life that hate speech can fuel in the United States,” Sen. Markey said, “which is why it is critical to ensure the Internet, television and radio are not encouraging hate crimes or hate speech that is not outside the protection of the First Amendment.”
Glenn happened to have a German radio from the Nazi era on his desk this morning, and he explained the great lengths taken by the Nazi government to ensure the German people only heard what they wanted them to hear.
“This [radio has] the German swastika on it, the German eagle is on it. This was an S.S. approved radio. It would only pick up the right radio stations, so you couldn’t tune into to the BBC or anything else. They just took those frequencies away,” Glenn explained. “I love the people who say the Nazis are extreme right. No, they’re not. The battle of World War II in Europe was communist versus Nazis – communists versus the national socialists… Both of them wanted world domination… Both of them were socialist… It’s the same group of guys.”
(excerpted from Glenn Beck)
YES, the recent shootings in Kansas were horrible. REGARDLESS of the allegedly White supremacist’s choice of targets or his own political thoughts.
Remember when so-called ‘liberals’ championed the First Amendment rights of disgusting individuals like the Nazis who marched in largely-Jewish Skokie, Illinois? Well, these same folks (and their political descendants) are now trying to remove the First Amendment rights of anyone with whom they disagree, for ‘our’ own good, under the guise of the ever popular PC term hate speech.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HATE SPEECH IN A NATION WHICH ESPOUSES PROTECTIONS AS ENUMERATED IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION! PERIOD.
AND, USING IT AS AGGRAVATING LABEL FOR VIOLENT CRIME GIVES THE STATE THE METHOD IT NEEDS TO SUPPRESS NOT ONLY THE SPEECH OF DISGUSTING PERSONS WE ALL DON’T LIKE, BUT ALSO THOSE WITH WHOM WE AGREE, BUT ‘THE POWERS THAT BE’ DISAGREE’.
Don’t like President Obama’s policies or legislation? Must be a racist. Wait a minute – that’s hate speech!
Oh wait, it only works one direction…
…I’m here to protect you!”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a proposed rule Monday (two weeks ago) requiring all new light vehicles — including cars, SUVs, trucks and vans — to have “rear-view visibility systems,” in effect, requiring backup cameras.
The rule — which would be final in 60 days — would start phasing in on May 1, 2016 models and be at 100% May 1, 2018.
Yes, my friends, the almighty government is saving us once again.
It is to be ultimately a NERF™ WORLD!
I thing JayG said it best:
The problem isn’t that drivers can’t see the people behind them, it’s that the drivers aren’t looking. The video that plays in the accompanying story is a very sad one indeed – a woman out for a walk was backed over by a teenaged driver. It’s terrible, certainly, and 100% avoidable. But to think that a backup camera would make a teenager pay better attention? REALLY?
Driving, not unlike carrying a firearm, is an inherently dangerous act!
“Mistakes were made…” (courtesy of Kent McGonigal)
When the first person initiated force or theft and was allowed to live…
And when the first person fell for the belief in “authority“…
Which led to those who survived their initiation of force and theft setting themselves up as “government”.
When the first govthug made up a rule that wasn’t based upon Natural Law.
When a “standing military” was permitted.
When that military was used in wars of aggression.
When “laws” against owning and carrying certain weapons were imposed and not defied universally.
When those rules were applied to people whose ONE JOB (whether it’s a legitimate “job” or not) is to use weapons.
And that leads directly to a government pawn killing government pawns in a “gun free zone”- Ft. Hood.
And, yes, it is a “gun free zone” anytime the right to own and to carry weapons is violated in any way, and there are “authorized” armed people singled out as above the rule.
And, as long as those same old mistakes keep being made, the same thing will keep happening. The enormity of the stupidity is astounding.
I’m one of those old coots who think the 16th Amendment (the federal income tax) amendment and the IRS should be abolished immediately! And, of course, we should abolish the 17th Amendment, as well, and go back to State Governors appointing of U.S. Senators.
Funny how both these amendments came about during the progressive administration of Woodrow Wilson, one of the most evil men to ever hold the office of president.
And more power was usurped by the federal government.
I completed and submitted my federally-mandated tax forms on April 9! The good news is I didn’t have to pay. The bad news is my meager refund was eaten up by the electronic-send-in-the-forms thing.
Published April 11, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service is retiring after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials’ personal use, FoxNews.com has learned.
Director Robert Bray’s home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe, according to sources and documents. Law enforcement and congressional sources told FoxNews.com that Bray’s recently announced retirement, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation.
I keep waiting for stories about law enforcement not taking bribes, or getting benefits/property/money under color of authority.
Doing their f’ing job enforcing the law and following their f’ing oath!
Alas, no such stories exist, anymore. They’re all about bribery, corruption, and filling their pockets or holsters.
Two homebuilt pistols were seized among other firearms on Tuesday by police in Sydney. They appear to be of a closed bolt design, using a plastic lower receiver with an angular magazine well. Both examples appear very well made.
Look at this thing
That’s not a mass produced pistol, that’s something some bikers in the Land Down Under made in a garage. It’s not difficult & with the 3D printing tech becoming common place, these designs will not only become more common, they’ll also be more rugged. And still disposable & untraceable.
This is why laws that only affect the law abiding are useless. (Sharp As A Marble)
And, of course, knives, guns and drugs are not prevalent in prisons, wherein the contraband is tightly controlled and none of those nasty things are allowed.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A veteran Los Angeles police sergeant is suing the city claiming he was discriminated against because of his Wiccan religion, weeks after his wife filed a similar lawsuit.
Sgt. A.J. DeBellis, who joined the LAPD in 1990, filed a complaint Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation, according to City News Service.
DeBellis claims he was “verbally berated” and issued negative comment cards by a captain and a lieutenant after voicing complaints about his mandatory attendance at a training session and holiday gathering at a Christian church in Chatsworth in December 2012.
DeBellis claims he was required to sit through a recital of a Christian prayer and that religious music was played “during a significant portion of the event.”
I’m curious. When did the police start mandating attendance at religious functions? And what would be the reaction if the event had been Wiccan? Or Islamic?
This isn’t the 1950′s – wherein it was assumed everyone was a Christian. Except, of course, for those lovely quirky Jewish folks. (Obviously, there were no Islamic people in the 50′s, and no Wiccans – save those followers of Aleister Crowley.) I do wonder about ‘legitimate’ Wiccans versus folks using a non-mainstream religion to line their pockets, though.
Regardless, I’m all about being able to stand up for one’s beliefs. And government not mandating participation.
h/t CBS Local Media
And here’s the money quote:
Jackboots are still jackboots, even when you look fabulous.
There are many folks out there with whom I disagree.
Some, like statist do-gooders, who insist on promoting a government agenda which forces people to do, spend, work for, believe in, X, because ‘they’ (the do-gooders) believe theirs is the only way.
Some, like Fabian socialists, who want to keep evolving our society to the utopia they envisioned over one-hundred years ago. In spite of the Constitutional protections we put in place over two-hundred years ago.
And the green fascists. To promote their idea of how to save the environment, making it safer for bicyclists to ride along canal banks (at a large cost to the taxpayers who don’t ride there), and eliminating traditional incandescent light bulbs, supporting the new-fangled mercury-laden, dangerous, inefficient Chinese imports instead. (effectively eliminating an entire American industry and jobs with it). All brought to you by the Church of Global Warming (Al Gore, Pope) who changed their name to Climate Change when it was determined the numbers didn’t work for the warming thing. Hardly scientific.
And now the gay fascists. Don’t eat at Chik-fil-A ! Their president is traditionally religious and doesn’t like gays! (In spite of the fact he treats his employees well – even the gay ones!) And now Mozilla. Their CEO has similar religious views to the Chik-fil-A guy! Don’t use Firefox browser! Use your political clout to force him out of his position!
And they did that.
Here’s a news flash: I can disagree with someone and not force society to change to my views, or spend my tax money on a certain project! How about visiting a fast-food establishment because their food is good? Or using a browser because it works? I’m certain there are ultra-conservative folks in charge of (fill-in-the-blank) church organization with whom I disagree.
What about those traditional Islamic folks who believe gay folks should be stoned? I’m not speaking of moving to Boulder, Colorado here. Does this mean we should hate all Muslim folks? Or get them eliminated from their jobs?
(for the record – I’ve never eaten @ Chik-fil-A. There just isn’t one close by. I understand it’s quite delicious, and the breakfast biscuits are to die for! Maybe one day. And, I use Comodo IceDragon browser, a bastard child of Firefox, because all the other browsers became ‘buggy’ after a while. And my best friend growing up is gay. So what?)
not this guy – - – ->
“I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the
Communist PartyJohn Birch Society, “concealed” or otherwise. Moreover, I have never been a supporter of that partysociety.” – Guffaw
Funny, growing up in a white-bread liberal college town as I did, I heard mostly that Robert Welch (of the Welch Candy Company(Sugar Babies) and the John Birch Society) was nothing more than an ignorant, fascistic, fear-monger, as were the members of his society.
Then I listened to the words in the video above…
It appears as though he has been characterized erroneously.
He was actually a libertarian (of some variety)!
(I’m NOT saying I believe in everything the man stood for, and I am NOT a Bircher, but it appears character assassination of non-liberal individuals has been going on for generations!)
I’m guessing none of the members of the current administration (or their parents) were present in the audience to hear Mr. Welch speak. Unless, of course, they were
outside agitators community organizers bent on disrupting the proceedings…
(not unlike the guy on the right)
My Daily Kona recently republished The 20 Rules of Racism, as viewed from the Right and the Left.
As they are politically incorrect, I’m only cherry-picking (‘borrowing’, i.e. thievery) a couple for you to enjoy. You’ll have to visit My Daily Kona to get all the wisdom contained therein!
From the right:
5. There have been two instances in recent history where the concept of “honorary white” held sway. One was in apartheid South Africa where, for example, Japanese were considered “honorary white.” The other was when, in relation to the Trayvon Martin shooting, the American mainstream media made Hispanic George Zimmerman an “honorary white.” This is not entirely coincidence since (see Rule 18) the very liberal American media is as racist in their way as ever the Afrikaner Broederbond was in its heyday..
9. Speaking of slavery, the bulk of slave raiding and trading in Africa was black, usually Islamic black (see Rule 16, below), on black. The Arabic word for black and slave is the same, “Abd.” And the first registered slave owner in Virginia was black. Pointing this out to liberals, white and black, is always fun.
The Left’s 20 Rules of Racism:
6. If you’re mainstream American culture, and don’t hate that culture, you’re a racist.
10. If you don’t take personal responsibility for all the evils of slavery, you’re a racist. This is true even if you only arrived from Poland last week.
Go to the link and read them all. You know you want to…
(and, of course, in doing so you are RACIST!)