A post that my friend Kat wrote up on her blog has me damn irate right now. It talks about how “strike teams” are going into breaking into people’s homes in Iowa to “check for structural damage” – yet, there are people in these homes .. the people who LIVE in these homes! They are making the people leave their homes against their will. Now when the hell did the government get “permission” to boot someone out of their home without their permission. (link)
In America we have something called the 4th Amendment; it states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” (link)
These “strike groups” have NO warrant and NO reasoning to BREAK INTO A HOME! Plus, according to an article I read “People who attempt to gain access to their home before it has been “cleared” by authorities are being apprehended, and those who attempt to drive around police checkpoints that have been set up in the affected areas are arrested at gunpoint.” People can’t even go back to their OWN home!
If they tried that with me? They’d find the barrel of a gun right in their face. This is complete bullshit. Where the hell has the FREEDOM that our ancestors (and our current military) fought so hard for? I don’t much care if the government thinks it’s doing the “right” thing, because with their current track record? I HIGHLY DOUBT IT.
Ps. Thomas Jefferson said that the main reason for citizens to be armed was to protect themselves from tyrannical government. Sounds like this is the PERFECT situation for owning that gun.
I did NOT write this blog – I’m merely reposting it to spread the word.
“Inasmuch as a marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.”
If passed, the amendment will ban all recognition and benefits for unmarried couples, straight and gay. It will block civil unions, domestic partnership and repeal existing protections and family benefits relied upon by millions of Floridians.
Currently,Florida law prohibits marriages between persons of the same sex (s. 741.212(1), Florida Statutes), and defines “marriage” as the legal union between one man and one woman and provides that the term “spouse” applies only to a member of such a union (s. 741.212(1),(3), Florida Statutes). Florida also has a “Defense” of Marriage Law DOMA, that was adopted in 1997 and codified as s. 741.212, Florida Statutes.
If same-sex marriage is already illegal in Florida several times over, what are they really up to?
The amendment would have an especially harsh impact on Florida”s large senior population, many of whom form domestic partnerships rather than remarry after they are widowed in order not to risk losing essential benefits. Same-sex couples, who are already denied the right to marry by law, would now be denied the right to any kind of meaningful legal protection. The vague language in the amendment, “the substantial equivalent thereof”, will plunge Florida into lawsuits, much as has happened in other states. In every instance around the country, those behind these amendments immediately seek to have it interpreted in the most restrictive way possible for all unmarried people.
Two primary motives are driving this amendment and neither have anything to do with protecting anyones marriage or family. Those backing the amendment see this as an opportunity to eliminate any protections for unmarried Floridians – gay and straight – by stoking anti-gay sentiments. They want their religious beliefs to have the force of law by being embedded in the Florida Constitution. Others backing the amendment see it as a political tool to drive ultra-conservative voters to the polls in the hope that they will improve the prospects for conservative candidates in the November election. The Florida Republican Party is the single largest contributor to the initiative ($300,000) and State GOP Chair Jim Greer bragged that the amendment “will help turnout.”
Florida4Marriage is the primary group backing the amendment. They are an umbrella group for a far right coalition that includes representatives of the Florida Catholic Conference and Florida Baptist Convention. The group gets the bulk of its disclosed financial support from the Florida Republican Party.
Barack Obama: “But what you don’t deserve is another election that’s governed by fear, and innuendo, and division. What you won’t hear from this campaign – or this party – is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge and patriotism as a bludgeon.”
Okay, so I’m an Obama supporter – but I HAD TO HAD TO post this! I mean, I cracked up watching the Sarah Silverman video called “I’m F**king Matt Damon” and then I cracked up the reply by Jimmy Kimmel (“I’m F**king Ben Affleck” of course!) so of course my screwed up sense of humor will find the following funny.
I’ve heard from a FEW people that it’s just this crazy fantasy that Hillary and Barack will just start making out during a debate. Of COURSE that will NEVER happen, but it’s a funny thought.
Pure crazyness …
I don’t want this post to turn into a political debate here or there – so if you have zero sense of humor please don’t even bother watching the video m’kay?
Ps. Why do I decide to start diets when all I want to do is eat an entire bag of Cool Ranch Doritoes? I mean, damn!
I’ve held my tongue because I honestly didn’t listen to the audio until today because I thought, hey … gee, yet another Republican bashing gays. They do it all the time because, you know … gays are teh evil, right?
Okay, so Sally Kern – an ELECTED OFFICIAL who is the Oklahoma State Representative for District 84 – a Republican made a speech recently to for a conservative Christian group. In her speech she spoke about how homosexuality was more of a threat to the United States than terrorism (or Islam, her words). I’m sure she never expected that speech to be taped and released on YouTube, but there it is and it’s spread like wildfire across the world.
This did not become a national issue because a gay rights group made a video presentation using her recorded comments. It became a national issue because of her calling out various other states, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida. She did so by claiming that various city councils in those states have been “infiltrated” by gays.
The homosexual agenda [Loud snap] is destroying this nation. OK? It’s just a fact. [Volume increases] Not everybody’s lifestyle is equal, just like not all religions are equal.
You know, the very fact that I’m talking to you like this here today, puts me in jeopardy. OK? Uh and I’m not anti, I’m not gay-bashing, but according to God’s word that is not the right kind of lifestyle, it has deadly consequences for those people involved in it, they have more suicides, uh and they’re more discouraged, there’s more illness, their uh lifespans are shorter, you know?
It’s, it’s, it’s not a lifestyle that is good for this nation.
‘Matter of fact, studies show, that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than, you know, a few decades.
So it’s the death knell of this country.
I honestly think it’s the biggest threat even, that our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam, which I think is a big threat. OK?
Because what’s happening now, they’re going after er uh in schools – two year-olds!
You know why they’re trying to get early childhood education? They want to get our young children into the government schools so they can indoctrinate them! I taught school for close to twenty years and we’re not teaching facts and knowledge anymore folks, we’re teaching indoctrination. OK?
And they’re going after our young children, as young as two years of age, to try to teach them that the homosexual lifestyle is the acceptable lifestyle.
You know, gays are infiltrating city councils.
Do you know? Eureka Springs [Arkansas], anybody been there, for the [Great] Passion Play? [A "Creation Truth" production] OK, have you heard that the city council of Eureka Springs is now controlled by gays? OK?
There are some others. Uh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Tacoma, Md.; Kensington, Md.; in Vermont, Oregon, West Palm Beach, Fla. and a lot of other places in Florida.
What’s happening? And they are winning elections. One of the things I deal with in our legislature, I tried to introduce a bill last year, that would notify parents, uh schools had to let parents know what clubs their students were involved in.
And the reason I did that bill, primarily, was this, we had the Gay-Straight Alliance coming into our schools.
Kids are getting involved in these groups, their lives are being ruined, their parents don’t know about it. So I introduced a bill that said you have to notify all clubs, and things. And one of my colleagues said, “Well, you know we don’t have a gay problem in my community, so that’s why I voted against that bill.”
Well you know what? To me that is so dumb. If you’ve got cancer or something in your little toe, do you say, Well you know I’m just gonna forget about it, ’cause the rest of you’s fine?
It spreads! OK?
And this, this stuff is deadly, and it’s spreading and it will destroy uh our young people, it will destroy this nation.
She stands by her words calling upon the “First Amendment” (freedom of speech):
I’m not gay bashing, but according to God’s word that is not the right kind of lifestyle… It has deadly consequences. What is wrong with me as an American exercising my free speech rights on a topic that is a very big issue today?
Kern is speaking with HATE, not morals. And people wonder why we want Republicans like HER out of office? I’m not against ALL Republicans, but when they stand up and give a person like Sally Kern a STANDING OVATION then there is a REAL problem here.
She mentions how “they” are “…going after our young children, as young as two years of age, to try to teach them that the homosexual lifestyle is the acceptable lifestyle.”
Lady, I’m STRAIGHT and teaching my 2 year old (now three) that the homosexual lifestyle is an ACCEPTABLE LIFESTYLE! Who CARES who someone ELSE falls for? Does it really reflect on a person how they have sex? I mean, seriously … I think a Senator who talks trash about gays, then solicits someone of the same sex in the bathroom is a little worse, don’t you think? Hypocritical people are way worse. If someone wants to serve America – land of the FREE and home of the BRAVE – and serve it for the better who CARES who they sleep with?!
Here is a video from the Ellen DeGeneres show (one of my favs, I ADORE Ellen) showing part of Ms. Kern’s disgusting speech and Ellen’s (and her audiences) reaction.
If you would like to voice YOUR opinion regarding Sally Kern’s speech you can find her information at her State Rep. Website.
Ah ha! Finally got a hold of the crime report online. It lists 3 bullet holes in the house. Doesn’t give the actual house – but I’m sure I know which one.
Here’s the one that lists Attempted burglary and shots to bedroom wall, bedroom window and bathroom wall. It lists victims in the house also – I think he was just trying to scare them. Sure scared me! Jesus!! Attempted escape in gold Toyota (which was the 2nd car I saw other then the green SUV). (link)
Here’s the report for the 2nd one, I would assume same house – claims force able rape! (link)
This is pretty scary stuff. Seriously … I live in a supposedly nice, quiet neighborhood. Stuff like this shouldn’t happen here – damn, especially not 3 doors down from me! If I wanted this kind of crap I would’ve moved to the ghetto off Military Circle!