Saturday, 3/31/12, Public Square


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22 responses to “Saturday, 3/31/12, Public Square

  1. prairie pond

    Fnord, you come up with the best graphics. That one just says it all.

  2. prairie pond

    Did you all see this yesterday? The WE sure buried it in the on-line edition.

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union has won a legal round in its efforts to overturn a Kansas law restricting abortion insurance coverage.

    U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Thursday sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in rejecting the state’s request to dismiss a key claim over equal protection of the law.

    The ACLU contends the Kansas law discriminates against women because men can buy full comprehensive coverage for all their health needs, but women need to buy a separate policy to add abortion coverage. It contends the purpose of the law is to inhibit women from getting abortion care.

    Robinson said the ACLU might be able to show at trial that Kansas imposed an undue burden by creating a substantial obstacle to a woman seeking an abortion.

    Read more here:

    Following the bigots’ logic in CA regarding PropHate, I suppose Judge Robinson should have recused herself because she’s a woman…


    But they always have time to invent new ways to keep women under their thumbs. And waste Kansas taxpayer money playing abortion politics. I wonder Que Bono? Who benefits from all this? What law firm is raking in the fees to defend these indefensible laws? I read the AG’s office doesn’t do it. They hire outside counsel. Wonder who that is?

    • I was honored to meet all the district judges here in Wichita when I served on the federal grand jury. The indictments had to be presented in court in a rather formal proceeding conducted by a judge. I remember her as detail oriented, thorough, pleasant, and when she had time she would turn to us and ask if we had questions. We had the opportunity to learn a lot. Actually all the judges were all the words I used to describe her, but some were a bit more brusque.

    • wicked

      That’s one for our (women) side. Finally.

  3. Trickle down still doesn’t work, but that doesn’t stop these guys from doing the same thing overandover and their supporters from believing them. You can’t fix stupid! After they cut all social programs to the bone, they’re still able to give the most wealthy even bigger tax cuts!

    • prairie pond

      And now we have Arthur Laffer as the architect of pastor sam’s “new” kansas economy. He was, ya know, the genius behind the oh so successful reaganomics. We all know how well that worked out.

      Sarcasm off on the “oh so successful” part.

      And they all knew it at the time. Even daddy bush had it right when he called it voodoo economics. But I guess he couldnt tell shrub a damn thing, so we all paid the price. Except for the one percent, of course.

    • R.D. Liebst

      It happens to be my favorite line from a Abbot and castello movie.
      A: to C::: ” HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE?”
      C in response:” How stupid do you want me to be?”

  4. Has absolutely nothing to do with politics, but this is reeeeeaaaallllly cool!

  5. wicked

    I should’ve posted this yesterday, but time was short—although the day seemed to go on forever—and I didn’t think to look at it until today when I heard it on my playlist.

    Listen to the words as you watch it. It sounds upbeat, but the words tell the truth in their sarcasm.

    • prairie pond

      I loves me some Country Joe McDonald!

      Those words are just as true today as they were back then. Just substitue “Af-gani-stan” for “Viet Nam” and it’s all.the.same.

      Humans. We never seem to learn a damn thing.

  6. This is the guy who owes a large amount in back child support.

    (from the article):‎ “While in Iraq in 2004, Duckworth lost both of her legs and part of her arm when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.” “The Tea Party (Walsh) favorite faces Duckworth, a Democrat, in one of the most closely-watched congressional races of 2012.”

    Joe Walsh: Tammy Duckworth A ‘Wounded Veteran — What Else Has She Done?’

  7. An overview of the Justices and bits about their backgrounds —

    Supreme Court Could Become an Election Issue

    (from the link): “…a 5 to 4 decision along partisan lines is the worst possible outcome, both for the Court itself and for democracy, since it would then become obvious to everyone that the key to winning cases is not having the better case or even the better lawyer, but having more justices from your side than from the other side on the Court. In this light, it is useful to take a closer look at the current justices.”