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To: TideGlider who wrote (482654)4/14/2012 12:03:41 PM
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To make it clear an ALJ isn't a Superior Court Judge or Appellate Judge., however the argument was interesting as will be the appeals.

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From: LindyBill4/14/2012 12:15:55 PM
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how about the story out of San Francisco about the deliberations by the SF Board of Supervisors about whether to ban naked dining in the city’s fine restaurants? After long discussion, the brave Supervisors finally voted that restaurants could deny service to people in their birthday suits for hygienic reasons, disappointing the advocates who said the restaurants should supply towels for au natural customers to place under their derrieres. Others said customers seeking a naked lunch could supply their own. My observation is that most people already supply their own hygienic barriers to public seats: we call then “pants.” This story is . . . true! Here’s part of one account:

Reed’s customers might be more or less clothed, but other Castro restaurants see their share of nude diners. Burger joint Orphan Andy’s has even designated its outdoor tables the “zone of nakedness” (which, incidentally, would be a great band name).

  • According to the Castro Courier, local police have been getting complaints about the naked guys for a while now, and local supervisor Scott Wiener says he introduced the proposal after receiving gripes from constituents. And also, as the San Francisco Chronicle‘s City Insider blog reports, Wiener himself had a fidgety dinner recently alongside a table of nudists. . .

  • “In San Francisco there is no local law on public nudity; we’re guided by the California penal code that does not prohibit nudity unless you’re doing something lewd, like being aroused.”
Doesn’t he mean the penile code? Anyway, to continue. . .

So for now, it’s legal to plop your nude ass down wherever it wants to sit in San Francisco. But if Wiener has his way (and judging from the lack of local opposition, it looks like he will), in public places like restaurants all you’ll have to do is put something down on the seat before lowering your nether parts into it.

Finally, more good news for me and my old college buddies gathered this weekend out at the beach in California for TMR XXIII (I’ll explain later): New medical research shows that drinking makes you smarter!

Drinking alcohol may enhance a person’s problem solving skills, according to a new study.

Scientists found that men who either drank two pints of beer or two glasses of wine before solving brain teasers not only got more questions right, they also were quicker in delivering correct answers, compared to men who answered the questions sober.

Another true story! Who says the media never reports any good news?

I’ve always said sobriety is overrated. So open another bottle of wine, sommelier. As it happens, I’m visiting a couple of central coast wineries this afternoon. Think I’ll bring along a Rubik’s cube or two just for kicks.

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From: LindyBill4/14/2012 12:23:31 PM
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Why Liberals Hate Ann Romney…
from Power Line by John Hinderaker
(John Hinderaker) …and other stay-at-home mothers. To some degree it is political, of course: most (although by no means all) stay-at-home moms are, like Mrs. Romney, Republicans. It is partly envy: many women wish they didn’t have to work outside the home. But there is a deeper, philosophical reason for the left’s enmity toward full-time mothers, which the Bookworm Room explains succinctly: they are a critical counterweight to the power of the state:

I am the counterweight to the state. Therefore, I am dangerous. I am subversive simply by existing. My love for my children is a dominant force that works its way into their psyches and that trumps the state-run schools and the state complicit media world. Some mothers, of course, are entirely in sync with schools and media. They happily reinforce the statist message. But those of us who don’t are a powerful anti-statist force and we must be challenged.

In today’s world, as the author notes, being a stay-at-home mother is the ultimate expression of individuality.

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To: KLP who wrote (482592)4/14/2012 12:25:45 PM
From: skinowski
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>>> our budgets will be in definite tatters <<<

No need to despair - there is always Arroz con frijoles. It's a great budget stretcher. Works for large parts of the world - and the Prez wants us to be like everyone else. Will take some more efforts towards greater fairness, but we'll get there.

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From: LindyBill4/14/2012 12:43:52 PM
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Don’t do business with progressive appeasers

By Michelle Malkin • April 11, 2012 09:24 AM

Don’t Do Business with Progressive Appeasers
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyrigh 2012

Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values.

So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of America’s most prominent companies who’ve chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity.

On Tuesday, McDonald’s told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC, the corporate-backed group that drafts pro-free-market legislation for state lawmakers around the country.”

The fast-food conglomerate follows in the feckless footsteps of Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Intuit (maker of Quick and Quicken Books software) and Kraft Foods — which have all withdrawn support for ALEC after drum-banging from Color of Change.

That’s the minority community activist outfit founded by former Obama green jobs czar and radical Occupy Wall Street supporter Van Jones. Since leaving the White House, Jones has been occupied with railing against capitalism while cashing in on book sales from corporate media appearances.

But I digress.

For years, progressives have sought to take down the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a four-decade-old association of state legislators who believe in “the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty.” ALEC’s veteran policy experts have successfully teamed with public officials and the private sector on crafting model state bills covering everything from education reform and health care to pensions, public safety and civil justice.

Among the group’s greatest heresies in the eyes of the left: support for voter ID laws to protect election integrity, immigration enforcement measures and self-defense legislation to strengthen Second Amendment rights.

The idea that private businesses and public servants could work together voluntarily on public policy is too much for Big Labor and Big Government racketeers. Last fall, leftists from People for the American Way, the Center for Media and Democracy, the Arizona AFL-CIO, AFSCME, the American Federation of Teachers, the Arizona Education Association and Progress Now (a militant group backed by billionaire George Soros) ambushed an ALEC meeting in Arizona to intimidate legislators and corporate backers. In February, the Occupy movement turned from demonizing Wall Street bankers to attacking the policy wonks of ALEC as wretched symbols of “profit and greed.”

And now ALEC’s race-hustling enemies are piggybacking on the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. They’re shamelessly blaming ALEC for the tragedy by claiming the group wrote the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law. But as ALEC points out:

“(The) law was the basis for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s model legislation, not the other way around. Moreover, it is unclear whether that law could apply to this case at all. “Stand Your Ground” or the “Castle Doctrine” is designed to protect people who defend themselves from imminent death and great bodily harm. … In the end, we will always respect people who disagree with us in matters of policy, but it is simply wrong to try to score political points by taking advantage of a great tragedy like Trayvon Martin’s death.”

Color of Change is ratcheting up pressure on ATT, one of ALEC’s corporate board members, to abandon the group or be forever branded as racists with blood on their hands.

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To: KLP who wrote (482592)4/14/2012 12:48:05 PM
From: steve harris
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Help me out here.....

Federal tax on gasoline you buy at the pump is 18.4c a gallon. Doesn't matter if gas is a buck a gallon or five dollars a gallon.

Why wouldn't the politicians be interested in cheap gas, driving up tax revenues due to people enjoying cheap gasoline again?

I don't get it, on the surface at least....

It's all about central committee control of the people I know comrades.......

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From: LindyBill4/14/2012 12:56:14 PM
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Is this legitimate? Or "Crying wolf?"

Severe US Weather: Why this warning is different

Forecasters say to expect "life-threatening" storms throughout the Midwest starting Saturday afternoon, in a path ranging from Minnesota to Texas. Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are projected to receive the brunt of the damage, which could include thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail....

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To: LindyBill who wrote (482661)4/14/2012 12:59:36 PM
From: steve harris
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Same as NASA claiming they found life in Mars a meteorite, "funding".

"Hey, look at what we did, give us more money and we can do more!"

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To: FUBHO who wrote (482573)4/14/2012 1:03:06 PM
From: Brumar89
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Shows how cultures can change. Christianity first civilized the Vikings centuries back, now secular liberalism has changed them again.

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To: skinowski who wrote (482649)4/14/2012 1:05:00 PM
From: Brumar89
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Started out $10,000, they upped it to a million when people started making fun of the chump change reward. Doesn't matter, they're a bunch of punks who wouldn't pay off anyway.

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