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The ACLU: Superheroes or super hypocrites?

There’s a comic book series called Civil War that describes a world where the federal government decides to force superheros to reveal their true identities and register as “weapons of mass destruction.”

Captain America and some others refuse and lead a revolt.

In a story in the Miami Herald, generic viagra pharmacy Howard Simon, site executive director of the ACLU of Florida is quoted as saying:

”Why is it necessary to register with the government?” asks Simon. “You go around and you fight for truth, patient freedom and the American way, but you have to register with the government first? Why does the government need to know who you are?”

What’s frightening, he adds, is that this fantasy of detention and forced registration actually mirrors what’s going on in the country right this minute. “You never would dream that would be a picture of America or anything American officials would even be in charge of. That’s the kind of thing that characterized some of the dictatorships we fought against in the last century.”

And yet, if there really were superhero “vigilantes,” we all know the ACLU would be the first in line to sue the capes off them for violating the civil rights of the poor criminals.

What I find really funny is that Simon is opposed to registering superheros and yet the ACLU has absolutely no problem with the government registering or prohibiting the private ownership of handguns.

What a bunch of hypocritical horseshit.

3 comments August 3rd, 2006

The people’s right to know

Does anyone else think it’s funny that the press is so fervant about the people’s right to know…unitl it comes to us knowing who their anonymous sources are?

Also, viagra buy viagra a reporter would never trust the motivations or authenticity of a source who wouldn’t reveal their identity and yet they expect US to trust them when they tell us we don’t need to know.

Hypocrisy at its finest.

Add comment June 22nd, 2006

The rule of law

Republicans think illegal immigrants are flouting the law.

Democrats think President Bush’s warrentless wiretapping is flouting the law.

Of course, cialis sales doctor neither side can see how the other side has it at least a little bit right.

2 comments March 31st, 2006

I don’t understand the rallying around Jensen


So maybe Scott Jensen didn’t think it was a crime.

And maybe everyone else was doing it.

But where’s the outrage that our taxes were being used by politicians to keep themselves in office?

A few weeks ago, best viagra ampoule Charlie Sykes had a pitch perfect post where he cited an email from one of his listeners:

Remember the same folks who are so aghast that taxpayer money was used in campaigns will be the first ones to demand that taxpayer money be used to pay for campaigns

Only they won’t call it “corruption” anymore

They will call it “public financing

What a great point.

But doesn’t that cut both ways?

If you don’t believe in publicly-financed elections (as most Conservatives do not), how the hell can you justify what Jensen and the rest were doing?

Add comment March 13th, 2006

If I were a Muslim, this would really piss me off.

British historian David Irving has been sentenced to three years in an Austrian prison for denying the Holocaust 17 years ago.

If I were a Muslim, best cialis try I’d ask why Europeans are so quick to defend free speech when it’s Islam that’s being insulted, online but just as quick to crack down on it when it’s Judaism that’s being attacked.

I feel the same way. It’s hypocritical to defend one form of free speech and not the other.

Of course, my solution would be to allow MORE free speech for everyone, not less.

Personally, I’m much more frightened by a government jailing someone for what they said, then I could ever be by some moron denying the Holocaust.

4 comments February 20th, 2006

I voted for a President not a potentate.

I’ll still don’t know enough about the warrantless wiretapping situation to take a stance on it.

But I have heard enough about the Bush administration’s claim that the President is above the law during a time of war to say…I don’t think so.

This is an easy conclusion for me to come to.

I just asked myself, viagra sales check “Self, viagra look how would you feel if President Hillary Clinton were making the same claim?”

“Self” shivered and hid under the bed.

Add comment February 9th, 2006

Negroes With Guns

THAT got your attention, generic cialis illness didn’t it?

I’m looking forward to watching Negroes With GunsRob Williams and Black Power this week on PBS.

I’m fascinated because in general:

• Conservatives are in favor of the right to keep and bear arms.

• Liberals are in favor of the rights of black people.

But I bet in the 1960s no one was in favor of the right of black people to keep and bear arms.

Which is a damn shame as far as I’m concerned.

Add comment February 6th, 2006

Invisible ink?

I heard someone on NPR ask “where is it written that the president can authorize wiretaps without a warrant?”

My answer?

I think it might be in the same part of the Constitution that talks about abortion.

Add comment January 26th, 2006

Illegal immigrants vs. exporting jobs

Why is it that liberals like Joel McNally love it when illegal immigrants come here to work, generic cialis order but HATE it when American companies move factories to other countries so potential illegal immigrants can stay home and work?

3 comments January 13th, 2006

The one thing I can vouch for is there are hypocrites on both sides of the school voucher debate

Jay at folkbum’s rambles and rants really was ranting when he posted an opinion entitlted: Republicans want to kick your kid out of the voucher program.

But he did get me thinking.

How can Republicans who created No Child Left Behind be against testing for voucher schools?

And how can Democrats who loath No Child Left Behind (and the very idea of holding WEAC accountable) be for it?

Hypocrisy like this is exactly why I created a Golden Rule Breakers category.

2 comments January 5th, 2006

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