"hate vs thought" crime
friday, april 24th, 2009
"how the new Hate Crime Legislation (HR 1913) would be an infringement of Free Speech and Religion.
On Wednesday, April 22, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on so-called "hate crimes" legislation, which would give "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" the same federal protection as race. If enacted, it would provide federal assistance to state and local law enforcement to prosecute hate crimes. It would also authorize the federal government to investigate crimes where the victim was targeted because he or she belongs to one of the protected groups.
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) have reintroduced the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 1913). The earlier plan died when President George W. Bush threatened a veto, describing the idea as unneeded and probably unconstitutional. However, Barack Obama's White House website affirms his dedication to strengthening "federal hate crimes legislation" and expanding "hate crimes protection."
Hate crimes laws are actually "thought crimes" laws that violate the right to freedom of speech and of conscience. Hate crimes laws will have a chilling effect on people who have moral or religious objections to homosexual behavior. Evidence of a person’s beliefs will be used against any individuals who are even suspected of criminal activity.
Let me say this, crime against any person is evil and should be prosecuted, but the H.R. 1913 is not just about stopping crime, it is also drafted to give sexual preference equal legal status as race under federal law. This legislation could be interpreted as a gay bill to inhibit the speech of those who support traditional family values. Bill sponsors claim that free speech activities are protected in this version of the bill, but exemptions can be overturned by courts or targeted for later removal.
I fly this historic flag, right below my American Flag, so that makes me a "right-wing extremist"? Then, I take that as a *badge of honor*. Revolutionary War Flag Histories are here.
Although many supporters of the bill argue that it contains language that would prevent it from infringing upon First Amendment rights, in a debate, Rep. Artur Davis, who supported a similar bill, admitted that a minister could be charged with the hate crime of incitement for preaching that homosexuality is a sin, if a congregant later committed a crime against a homosexual.
In a statement to the bulletin, Catholic League President Bill Donohue noted "The idea of being prosecuted for reading Scripture may seem delirious, but it is just as crazy to think it couldn’t happen. The problem in general with hate crimes legislation is that it invites the government to probe way beyond motive. And in instances like this, it trespasses on free speech and religious liberty. This is a road no defender of liberty should ever want to go down."
Hate crimes laws are unnecessary, as criminal laws already provide criminal penalties for the violent crimes. Additional penalties will subject individuals to scrutiny of their beliefs, rather than focusing on a person’s criminal actions, and will do nothing to prevent crime.
According to the website for Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, "One of the gravest threats to religious liberty and freedom of speech is proposed hate crime legislation. Even while national attention is focused is on the economy and Obama’s radical economic and foreign policy, the far left is at work undermining our First Amendment rights at home with hate crime legislation." It goes on to say, "Now we are on the verge of passing Federal hate crime laws that will be used to silence believers like in Canada, Europe and Australia. No more will your pastor be able to declare the truth about Islam or homosexuality because it will be considered a hate crime."©2009 By Sherea Atkins
JS' Note: I have been unable to find much of anything out about the progress of US House of Reps' HR 1913, so far, other than this Open Congress Scorecard, which says that the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009", has gone nowhere.
19th Anniversary Open House, Sat, April 18th.
Saturday's 19th Open House was a roaring succcess, eclipsing even last year's in attendance in sales, despite the economic doldrums the country's in, right now.
We went through 60-18½" cheese pizzas (cut into 8 pieces), 200+ bottles of water, 200+ cans of diet Coke and Pepsi, 600 paper plates and almost 1,000 paper napkins. Everyone loved the pizza from Frank's Pizza & Italian Restaurant in Red Lion (Winterstown). Very good Italian food; nice menu. The John Link & Lisa Evans Jazz Duo was awesome, too! They set-up at 10am, and played/sang Sinatra etc etc etc from 11am-2pm. I've invited them back next April for our 20th Anniversary.
I had Dad, Sister Becky, Alan, Jennifer and hubby/former employee Dave, James, Seth, Arthur, Tyler, Jan, former employee Bob, friend/customer Lee, and my humble self in to handle the 1,600+ people who were there on Saturday. Two Winterstown Fire-Police supervised parking; I'd had "Parking in Field" signs printed-up and we got almost 200 vehicles into the lower 1Ҥ acre field, alleviating much pressure on my entrance road and Rt 24, unlike the traffic/parking mess we had last year.
We had a beautiful day in the upper-70°Fs, while the Denver area got blasted with 3-5ft of snow.
As a follow-up to Saturday's Open House, Sunday was also very busy, with scores of people continuing to take advantage of my one-time *19% discount*, carried-over from Saturday. Here are the pics from last Saturday's 19th Open House.
Around The Garden Center.™
Monday was a rain-out, so I rescheduled jobs, called a Key Staff Mtg for 11am, and the LSCP Crew & Staff went home for the day around 1pm. I stayed until 3pm doing paperwork, working on a new ad, just listening to the rain on the roof. Nice sound after a Winter without any snow, a March with a 5-inch deficit of rain, and now an April where we're catching-up to the April average. I don't mind losing the work days, as we can make those up in the coming weeks and months. The rain is more important. I managed to stay awake until 9pm, and watch anoher episode of "24", my favorite show, next to "Jericho".
The past two weeks have been disappointing, very costly and eye-opening for me, as a major garden center & nursery owner, as we've discovered insect and disease infestations through various blocks of fieldgrown trees. I've removed all diseased and infected trees, and destroyed them. And I've taken another large retail loss. I've next spoken to the one rep whose multiple west coast and southern nurseries are among those 4-5 responsible for this problem, and informed him that I won't be doing anymore business with those businesses, but will now look locally to closer regional nureries, for 2010. I've done this periodically over the past 19 years, ridding myself of other, numerous questionable and irresponsible growers.
Gas prices have risen sharply 10¢ this week, with Unleaded Regular (87oct) at $2.06, Unleaded Premium (89oct) is at $2.16/gal, and Unleaded Super Premium (92oct) is at $2.26/gal, with Diesel rising 11¢, to $2.37/gal. Take a guess, why...
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were days of small LSCP Estimates, minor billing and small LSCP & Maintenance Jobs, post-Open House fervor. We're getting back into the Friday tree installation routine, as per previous seasons. I'm seeing a lot of older (been with us since ealy-90s) customers "resurfce" and need work done; that's gratifying. Apparently, they're "tried other places", and have been sorely-disappointed with the work and results, so they're back with us. And those I pass on to James, or go visit and estimate the job, myself. "Auld Lang Syne" stuff.
Sister Becky flew back to SF on Thursday morning. I hope she finally decides to get out of that socialist hellhole, and move back here with Her Family. Mom & Dad sure do need her and me, in their waning years.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
Get out the HEAVY DUTY duct tape. This subhuman, piece-of-shit-skank-lib-dem, mentally-ill bitch, Janeane Garofalo, and her PMSNBC puppet, Keith Olbermann, pontificating on "The Tea Parties". So this is what "we're all about", huh? Fat fucking chance, you two assholes!
The Commie holiday, Earth Day, Wednesday April 22nd? Total Bullshit. Here's a few of the poseurs, hypocrites, scumbags, lowlifes and liars, who celebrate it. Here's the truth about Earth's power and how powerless Mankind is to destroy life on Earth.
Fonts For You™.
Many Journal entries are best viewed in the Charrington Roughened and the Orlando typefaces. You may already have Century Gothic on your Windows-XP machine, and that's almost always used for the body copy or subheads, so grab it, if you don't already have it; you're reading it now. They're free from my website. Grab 'em! Save them to your HD, and install to C:/Windows/Fonts (folder), thru your WIN XP Control Panel > Fonts > File > Install New Font. Simple stuff; just takes a few minutes.
Here are a few others, which have been used in my Journal: Papyrus and Acoustic Bass, and Caesar Regular and Carleton and Charrington Strewn and Catherine. If you get and install them, you'll see how much nicer these pages are to view and read. Plus, they add to your repertoire of available fonts in MS-Word, as WIN-XP System Fonts, so you can use them for your daily documents.
Here's a new one, for your Windows/Fonts folder: Sketchy.
The Global Warming Money Pit™.
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's what the Global Warming Scam is all about. Sweet, huh? They're so transparent, aren't they?
Here's everything you need to know about the Global Warming Fraud, and why it's a good thing. It's a l-o-n-g article, so get a sandwich, iced tea and settle-in, for a very informative read. I'm right there with you, BTW.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. O2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, FUCK-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-skeptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. Read this article, and find out why both lying, corrupt, criminal, subhuman idiots, GoreBore & Hansen, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO. In fact, the pathetically-socialist, left-wing UK, has just begun to awaken to what the "Climate Change Bill" will do to destroy their nation, or what's left of it. IMO, it's probably too late now to save the UK, but at least some of the more Conservative people over there, will at least get the chance to flee to America (or elsewhere), before we also "go down the proverbial dumper", as they've done. Heh.
On Friday, January 2nd, I ran a fully-attributed story in my weekly "Journal", which had links to other stories and facts, thoroughly-debunking AlGoreBore's trillion dollar scam and fraud, Global Warming". The Daily Telegraph UK's columnist, Christopher Booker, was the erudite author, and here is the link to that story. Nice job, Mr Booker!
Now, lowlife shit-for-brains dirtbag, Arkansas Gov Mike "DumbAss Turd-Boy" Beebe (ASSHOLE-AR), said that global warming is serious problem, not a "hoax," and requires more than a state response. "I think it's a threat, and I think global warming is occurring," Beebe-The-Shithead said in response to a caller to his statewide radio program who said he believed the climate change crisis was a "hoax." Idiot. Stupid idiot. Global warming is bullshit, you two-bit asshole! Crawl back inside of AlGoreBore's rectum, dumbfuck!
And global cooling goes merrily along, without any help from us mere humans, as it has for millions and millions of years.
Another "lie/error" in the favor of Glo-BULL Warming's false bullshit and lies? Got duct tape?
Some People Just Need Killing.™
It's not my intention to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/robbers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey; call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Just RIGHT!
This subhuman, racist, murderous, piece-of-lowlife-dirtbag-shit, D’Andre Howard, needs killing in the worst way, and *if I could get the shot, I'd kill him in the blink-of-an-eye". Count on it.
Put a bullet through this subhuman, diseased, mentally-ill, liberal faggot's hate-filled head. End of problem!
Do you think you could have done a better job naming the colors in Crayola's box of 64? Do you often find yourself staring at a butterfly to identify its mix of hues? Do you analyze the palette of clothes in your closet/suitcase/laundry basket? You might be a COLOURlover. With an unending choice of colors, palettes, and trends, this site is a valuable resource that measures real world use of tint and shade. Besides the vivid butterflies, here are some of my favorites: The range of tones in popular children's books. Flags of the world, identified by color usage. The symbolism of different hues (in this case, green). A list of the 11 great color legends. Those sweet vacation memories — my coral sunset.