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We are no longer ‘innocent until proven guilty’

Take a look around you. We are no longer “innocent until proven guilty.” Our media has created a “rush to judgment” mentality that, when combined with the modern day microwave mentality of ‘get it NOW,’ guilt is proclaimed and sentences are passed in the same time it takes one to go through the drive-through window of a fast food restaurant.

Repeat the Lies Often and People Think They’re Truth 

Just look at the mad rush to condemn Larry Craig. The twisted stories appearing on Television, in newspapers, and on the Internet have stated he pled guilty to soliciting homosexual sex in a public bathroom.

Um … no.  He pled guilty to ‘disorderly conduct.‘  We don’t KNOW whether or not the Senator was soliciting sex, because the cops acted too soon. In reality, the man broke no law at all!!!  BUT — between people rushing to judgment and other people twisting the truth, he’s been tried, convicted, and sentenced all within a matter of days.

NOTE: Before people rush to judgment and consider me two-faced because I said Craig should resign, please read about WHY I said he should resign. You’ll note it is not a rush to judgment.

Rush to Judgment (the status quo) Proves Deadly

Unfortunately, rush-to-judgment has become our status quo, and this mentality recently resulted in the murder of an innocent Connecticut man.  According to the report found at FoxNews.com, a woman experiencing post-partum depression told her husband that a neighbor had sexually molested their two-year old daughter. The woman’s husband, a LAWYER (aren’t they supposed to be familiar with this ‘innocent until proven guilty’ concept?) goes over and STABS THE NEIGHBOR man to death.

A subsequent investigation found NO evidence of the accusation.  (Gee — did the PPD have anything to do with accusation?)

Thankfully, the knife-wielding lawyer-murderer just got 12 years in prison —- and the family of the man who was murdered has filed a wrongful death suit against the wife for fabricating the molestation story.

Innocent Until Proven Guilty is SUPPOSED to be The Law …. BUT ….

Innocent until proven guilty is a nice idea.  It’s even supposed to be our law.  But frankly, I’ve lost faith that anyone lives by it anymore. I even have my personal experience as additional evidence:

Years ago, while serving in the US military, I was wrongly accused of a crime. Being a poor 20-something I had no money to hire my own lawyer, so I went to the base legal office for help. I will never forget the unfathomable conversation I overheard in that office:

– After explaining the situation to one of the lawyers, I was asked to have a seat.  The lawyer then walked into another lawyer’s office and said “There’s a guy out here who’s been accused of ______.”

The other lawyer — whom I never met and never saw, and who apparently did NOT know I could hear ever word he was saying — replied, “He must be guilty, or he wouldn’t be here to see us.”

To this day my blood boils even as I recall those words.

All it Takes is ONE False Accusation

All it takes now is one, simple, false accusation and one’s career can be totally ruined. 

As just one example that hits close to home, one person I know who words for a Fortune 500 company was accused of sexual harassment at his work and forced to attend classes and endure the subsequent whispers and humiliation.

Here’s the KICKER: The accuser told him privately she KNEW he did not sexually harass her. She told him she just didn’t like being around him, and she wasn’t going to back down from her accusation so he would be forced to stay away from her.

WTF ? ? ?

The Truth No Longer Matters

When he approached his HR department with this, they said it didn’t matter that he didn’t do anything. Just the mere fact that the woman felt uncomfortable around him was enough to warrant a sexual harassment case.

Turn it all upside, people: The USA is no longer a practicing constitutional republic. We are now seen as guilty as soon as an accusation is made.

It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of government we devolve into.

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Wichita’s Counter-Intelligence Force

I can’t help wonder what dirt the gay lobby has on Wichita’s mayor and assistant police chief.  Why are they bending over backwards (or … maybe forwards?) for the town’s gays and lesbians?

Why, immediately after a speech by the mayor on the value of celebrating diversity, do Christian pastors get arrested for saying nothing to anyone and doing nothing but laying down on their bibles to pray?

You can bet your banana that if the gays were wanting to be present at a Christian function, they’d be given a free pass to do whatever they wanted. 

I recall seeing photographs of a pastor on his knees at a pro-life event, and a lesbian woman holding her shirt open and rubbing her bare breasts in the mans face while he prayed … with a police officer standing a mere ten feet away. The news story said the policeman DID NOTHING.

But can you believe the SIN of  a pastor saying nothing to anyone while being on the same ground as the gay/lesbian event?  The scoundrel!! </sarcasm>

What’s even stranger? It seems the far left is actually proud of their double standards.  They no longer try to hide it.  In fact, they laugh that they get away with it.

Yes, I think the gay and lesbian lobby has some dirt on the Wichita mayor (possibly here) . . . and maybe the police chief and/or his assistant, too.  They’ve certainly got them leaning over the counter for SOME reason.

😉

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Why I won’t ever, EVER live in L.A. . . . .

Yeah, I know some inner-city hospitals can be the pits.  But this story is more like the pit of hell.

 Brief scenario: A woman is on the floor of an emergency room waiting area, writhing in pain, vomiting blood.  And they just leave here there …..  for FORTY FIVE MINUTES.  When hospital employees aren’t helping and people ask some cops to help, what do these schmucks do?  They go “oh, she’s been in violation of her parole,” and they ARREST her.  She DIES while these IDIOT cops are wheeling her out to take her downdown to the police station.

If anything ever falls under the WABOS* category, this is it.

Tragedy: Two 911 calls were made by two separate people and both 911 operators blew them off because the woman “was already at a hospital.”

Dipshits.

Thankfully, the chief medical officer of the hospital is on “ordered leave,” but people need to lose their jobs on this one. INCLUDING those dipshit cops AND those two dipshit 911 officers.

*WABOS = What a Bunch of S#!+

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Don’t let anything illegal happen to the illegals!

Get this tripe: The AP is running a story about a city in Oklahoma (New Haven, to be specific) that will issue ID cards to illegals so they can get bank accounts.   Only 15,000 illegal folks there, so it won’t be TOOOOOOO bad, eh?  The problem seems to be that these illegals carry cash around (because they don’t have bank accounts) and they’re getting robbed.  Can’t have that — taking something that doesn’t belong to you is ROBBERY, and that’s a crime.  Sort of like going onto someone else’s property without their permission is called either TRESPASSING, BREAKING and ENTERING, or BURGLARY.  Oops!  Did we just discover some really ironic BS?

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Actual letter applying for illegal immigrant status

(Actual letter from an Iowa resident – sent to his senator.)

The Honorable Tom Harkin
Phone: (202) 224-3254
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Harkin,

As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.

My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S.Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill’s provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.

Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I’m excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2K fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.

Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year.

Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as ‘in-state’ tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.

Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver’s license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.

If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative.

Thank you for your assistance.

Your Loyal Constituent,

Donald Ruppert Burlington, IA

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Nutcakes in Caleefornya (+bonus: an IQ trivia question!)

Get this — if you live in any urban / suburban area you’ve probably seen kids dancing around with a sign reading “Caesar’s Pizza = $5” . . . or perhaps somebody dressed up like the statue of liberty during tax season, holding a sign for Liberty Tax Service.  Sometimes the person holding that tax service sign is someone dressed as Uncle Sam.

Personally, I think it’s great. Something to smile at, actually. Here’s a kid with his iPod cranked up to 12 dancing around with a sign for Caesar’s Pizza.  He’s having fun, he’s making money, and store is probably selling more pizzas.  Or, in the case of Lady Liberty, here’s a person reminding me it’s tax time!

Liberty Tax Service But you won’t see these folks anymore in family-friendly Poway, Caleefornya anymore.  Seems that Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam were doing their annual stand-on-the-corner-with-a-sign routine, and someone complained that their presence was a “traffic hazard.”

No accidents had occurred.  No fender benders.  No bumper thumpers.  Not even any black  tire skids appearing on the road from people trying to stop.  But someone goes whining to city hall, and they passed a law making it illegal to hold signs on sidewalks because they create “traffic hazards.”

WABOS.  (for the uninitiated, that stands for What A Bunch Of S***).

Here’s what I think happened:  Some influential guy who runs an H&R Block nearby was losing a lot of business to Liberty Tax Service, so he pulled in some favors down at city hall.

With no accidents occurring, why should we think differently? Follow the money.  Some stuffy tax preparation service (who sees themselves as above putting someone in an Uncle Sam costume) is losing business to another company that’s taking the initiative to get out and bring in business.

WABOS.  Next thing you know it will be a crime to fart there in Poway because you’ll be endangering the environment.

By the way, here’s a quick quiz to determine your Caleefornya IQ:
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Q.  What do you put on a Caleefornya pizza?

A.  Fruits and nuts.

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Right-Wing Whackos in Idaho

Seems that the state of Idaho has some right-wing whackos of questionable mental capacity with their heads in the sand and their feet firmly on the brakes of reality.  

A bill was recently introduced in that state to tighten up restrictions on how daycares operate.  But six Republicans on the House Health and Welfare Committee wouldn’t even let it come to a vote.

Even stranger (and perhaps more prehistoric) was when these “representatives of the people” made comments that mothers needed to stay home with their children.

But first, some tidbits from the Star-Tribune (a Jackson, Wyoming paper!):

– The bill would have set standards for health, safety, training and staffing, and required criminal history checks for day cares with as few as two unrelated children.

– Elena Rodriguez of Idaho Voices for Children testified that “The current lack of adequate standards for child care puts children at risk. That’s what we want to correct.” 

Rodriguez also stated that over 70,000 Idaho children under the age of 5 are in some form of daycare.  

My note: What is so wrong with wanting child care providers to meet at LEAST the same minimum guidelines as other states?

What follows are some of the comments attributed to some of Idaho’s State Representatives, as quoted in the Star Tribune. I’m not sure which comment from these Extreme Right-Wing Republican Ostriches are more idiotic:

 Idiotic Comment #1:  By State Rep. JoAn Wood, R-Rigby, on why the bill needed to be rejected:
  The committee heard the same information 25 years ago when she served on it.

What the _________? Dear Representative Wood:

–First, what are you still doing on the same committee you served on 25 years ago?
–Second, please enlighten us as to what made the information invalid 25 years ago.
–Third, please enlighten us on how society today resembles society from 25 years ago.

And might it be that your perspective today is just as out of step with reality as it was 25 years ago?

You also stated, “I would plead with you I think it’s working well. We just don’t see the problems there in the rural area where I am.”

Ms. Wood, the 2000 Census shows Rigby, Id. has having 2,998 people.  But the southwest corner of the state has at growing metropolitan area, does it not?   I would plead with you to turn off your reruns of Leave it to Beaver long enough to see the REAL concerns of REAL people living in a REAL 21st century.

Idiotic Comment #2: by State Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona.  Actually, this ostrich had several:

“What can we do to keep mom at home?”
“There is no substitute, there is absolutely no substitute for families taking care of children.”
Loertscher also said he “cannot imagine” ever taking a child to a day-care center.

Is this the 21st Century?  Is Mr. Loertscher sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States?  You know, the document that gives RIGHTS to the people?  When Mr. Loertscher want to “keep mom at home” he’s sounding more like a member of the Taliban.

If Mr. Loertscher “cannot imagine” the need by some families to take children to daycare, then either his mind must be VERY VERY SMALL or he is living in another universe.

Someone needs to wake this man up from his Rip van Winkle slumber.  Please tell him we have color TV now and Leave it to Beaver is off the air.  I will agree that it would be really nice if we could bring back the old days, when Dad worked 9-5 and mom could stay home with the kids IF SHE WANTED. And yes, there is no substitute for families taking care of children. Maybe that’s how Mr. Loertscher grew up, and maybe he can’t imagine life any other way.

I grant him that much latitude. But I understand he’s a big boy now and as a representative of thousands of women, he needs to show them some respect.  And he needs to come to grips with the reality that some people are not as fortunate to be have a nuclear family that do all the things Mr. Loerstcher thinks are right.

I could understand it if he asked, “What can we do to help mom stay at home if she wants?”  But “what can we do to keep mom at home?”  That’s a tad sexist, sir.  Actually, it’s very sexist.

Idiotic comment #3: by State Rep. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett.

   “Being separate from your mother there’s reason to believe this could be harmful.”

Oh . . . my . . . God.

Did he really say that? 

I have so many comments I could make here, but I am not wanting to sink even further into making personal insults than I already have.

In the name of parents everywhere, you should all be ashamed. All of you who voted against this bill should be ashamed of yourselves for not creating regulation to screen people who work with children.

My question is this: What personal agenda are you hiding? Are you protecting your own sister or your own Aunt Sally who provides daycare for six of her neighbors? Do you not want Aunt Sally to “be screened” by the state?  Is THAT what this is all about?

I appears that your lack of action here is simply a lame effort to force your values on others while answering your own question, “What can we do to keep mom at home?”  You might feel all proud that you’ve forced your values on others or that you’ve kept your personal relatives from having to be screened, but at the same time you’re risking the safety of your constituents’ children.  This is extreme quackery that gives Republicans a bad name.  Please find some common sense.

First, Mr. Loertscher should apologize for his deeply offensive, sexist comments.

Second, they should reconsider that bill and bring common sense to the daycare industry in that state.

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