Category Archives: Misc

In Afghanistan, Rage at Young Lovers – yeah, they’re worth dying for, not!

http://mobile.nytimes.com/article;jsessionid=8E0552FB6D55AE5100DCA165D6E1E58B.w5?a=823035&single=1&f=20

HERAT, Afghanistan – The two teenagers met inside an ice cream factory through darting glances before roll call, murmured hellos as supervisors looked away and, finally, a phone number folded up and tossed discreetly onto the workroom floor.

It was the beginning of an Afghan love story that flouted dominant traditions of arranged marriages and close family scrutiny, a romance between two teenagers of different ethnicities that tested a village’s tolerance for more modern whims of the heart. The results were delivered with brutal speed.

This month, a group of men spotted the couple riding together in a car, yanked them into the road and began to interrogate the boy and girl. Why were they together? What right had they? An angry crowd of 300 surged around them, calling them adulterers and demanding that they be stoned to death or hanged.

“The DUI Exception to the Constitution”

Bet you didn’t know there was a DUI Exception to the Constitution did you.

Yep, its right there. The courts have said so. Right between those printed lines.

Read Lawrence Taylor of DUIblog.com explain exactly why.

In the course of various postings concerning MADD, I have received emails suggesting that they are a civic-minded organization which does not deserve my criticisms. As I have said on many occasions, I believe them to be a well-intentioned group of “true believers” — who, like most zealots, have a rigid and narrow focus and are ignorant of the harm they cause to others. And in other posts I have tried to explain the nature of that harm.

Many years ago, I was invited to give a lecture to a “think tank” of government, corporate and academic types. In the years since then that I have given versions of it to other groups, the legal and political situation has only grown worse.

Perhaps the lecture itself might better explain why I consider MADD to be a continuing threat to our institutions and constitutional safeguards…..

I hope to convince you in the next hour, some of you, that the greatest single threat to our freedoms, the freedoms set forth in the Bill of Rights, is not from Iraq or Iran. I don’t think it’s from North Korea. I don’t think it’s from the extremists of the Muslim world. The threat, as it has always been throughout history, is internal: It is from within. But I do not think it is from the American Communist party or extremists on the right. I hope to convince a few of you that the greatest single threat to our freedoms today comes from a group consisting largely of American housewives. They call themselves the Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD.

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Brian Miller for Congress, AZ – CD 8

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Each country recorder publishes a list of those voters who mailed a ballot on each given day. And given the approx 2 to 3 day of the USPS to delivery, there is the narrow window of opportunity to reach someone that you KNOW will have a ballot in their hand and not just be a “likely vote” that may eventually go to the polls.

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