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…up front. I’m easily amused.

…we have this little gem from a NY judge. This is the end of America. This is institutionalized racism.

Morons.

From Kickin’ and Screamin’:

LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY? YOUR FIREMEN JUST BECAME MORE STUPID AND INCAPABLE OF DOING THEIR JOBS

by Vilmar

Why? Political correctness from a black robed tyrant mandating stupid, less qualified blacks and Hispanics be allowed on the force at the expense of more qualified whites.

If any black or Hispanic got a score of 25 out of 100 they are eligible for back pay on a job they never got.

25 OUT OF 100!!!!!

A federal judge is ordering the New York City Fire Department to implement racial quotas to address grievances from minorities who failed entrance exams.

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Since the SCOTUS is apparently chock full of morons, the Stolen Valor Act was declared unconstitutional on the grounds that it had something to do with “free speech.”

How some asshole that has never served a day, or just felt that he didn’t do enough when he was in, and now needs to pretend he’s a SEAL, SF, Ranger, Marine or whatever constitutes “free speech” is beyond me.

It’s disgusting to think that some asshole is reaping the benefits of something not earned. It’s a slap in the face of EVERY Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Coast Guardsman, both living and deceased.

Bad call SCOTUS. Bad call.

Over at This ain’t Hell there this gem of a post, free speech.

Stolen Valor Tournament

What a shame. That wasn’t what I expected. It’s not the end of things, this puts it back into the people’s hands. Now you vote the son’s of  bitches out of office that voted for that shit.

Get rid of it.

Here’s CATO’s take on it.

Supreme Court Unlawfully Rewrites Obamacare to Save It; Four Votes (Led by Kennedy) to Strike It

Posted by Ilya Shapiro

Today’s baby-splitting decision rewrites the Affordable Care Act in order to save it. It’s certainly gratifying that a majority rejected the government’s dangerous assertion of power to require people to engage in economic activity in order to then regulate that activity. That vindicates everything that we who have been leading the constitutional challenge have been saying: The government cannot regulate inactivity.  It cannot, as Chief Justice Roberts put it, regulate mere existence.

Justifying the individual mandate under the taxing power, however, in no way rehabilitates the government’s constitutional excesses.  As Justice Kennedy said in summarizing his four-justice dissent from the bench, “Structure means liberty.” If Congress can slip the Constitution’s structural limits simply by “taxing” anything it doesn’t like, its power is no more limited than would it be had it done so under the Commerce Clause.  While imposing new taxes may be politically unpopular and therefore harder to do than creating new regulations, that political check does not obviate constitutional ones—and in any event, Congress avoided even that political gauntlet here by explicitly structuring the individual mandate as a commercial regulation.

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This is a step in the right direction.
More needs to be done.

Temporary Victory: Aaron Walker’s First Amendment Rights Restored; Judge Stays Brett Kimberlin’s “Peace Order” Against Him

The “peace order” issued by an incompetent judge had stripped Aaron Walker of his First Amendment rights, ordering him to not mention Brett Kimberlin publicly.

That order has been stayed, with a full hearing to decide if the order should stand or fall on July 5th. Note, however, that emergency relief (as here) is usually given only when there is a “substantial” likelihood of prevailing on the ultimate merits, so, at the moment, it seems likely the peace order will be struck down on July 5th, too.

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Here’s what came out of the SCOTUS today.

Another chink in the armor of the anti-gun assholes in Chicago just got handed to them.

What part of “shall not be infringed” do they not get?

Federal judge kicks out part of Chicago’s gun law

Ban on permits for those convicted of unlawful use of weapon is called unconstitutional

By Dahleen Glanton and Liam Ford, Chicago Tribune reporters

Chicago’s firearm ordinance took another blow Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that the section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional.

The city must now decide whether to appeal the ruling or rewrite the part of its gun ordinance that bars individuals convicted of even misdemeanor offenses from possessing a firearm in their home for self-defense.

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Shawn Gowder, who claimed his constitutional right to bear arms was violated when he was denied a firearm permit two years ago because of a misdemeanor conviction for possessing a gun on a public street.

The lawsuit, backed by the National Rifle Association, is one of at least five cases pending against the city’s gun ordinance, which was passed in 2010 just days after theU.S. Supreme Court struck down the city’s 28-year ban on handguns. The Illinois State Rifle Association also filed a brief in support of Gowder.

via Federal judge kicks out part of Chicago’s gun law – chicagotribune.com.