Have a great week!
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...steal, purchase, or possess anhydrous ammonia with the intent of cooking meth. Anhydrous ammonia is used as fertilizer, and farmers' supplies of the product are often the target of meth producers.Fair enough. But I thought it was already a crime to make meth.
A new law, carried by Sen. Don Betzold, DFL-Fridley, renders as useless any rental or homeowner association prohibitions against displaying the American flag or the Minnesota state flag. Anyone denied the right to display a flag must file a lawsuit, which could result in getting money for damages. Rules pertaining to the size of flags that can displayed are unaffected by the law.and
Yet another law will allow high school students to take pain relievers such as Tyenol for minor ailments while in school (...well, right now minors could get an abortion without parental permission; this just takes away the argument on the pro life side regarding the paradox of the requirement for parental permission that was always required in order to take a tylenol).At any rate, 61 new laws will be on the books in the state of Minnesota. In the context of the hundreds or even thousands of old laws, I wonder if simple enforcement of those already existing laws would have made the invention of most of those new laws irrelevant. For example, enforcing a shoplifting law or larceny law should have taken care of the gasoline drive-offs. Obstructing justice should have taken care of providing false information to police. As far as giving one permission to fly the American Flag, I would have figured the First Amendment would have had that one covered (freedom of political speech, anyone?). Still, I believe that lawmakers think that they have to have something to show for their salaries and per diems that they make off of the taxpayer dole. I suppose they have to support their habit of obstructionism and hyperbole somehow.
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"Secondly, though, I would like to convey the message that our system works. We did not need to use a secret military tribunal, or detain the defendant indefinitely as an enemy combatant, or deny him the right to counsel, or invoke any proceedings beyond those guaranteed by or contrary to the United States Constitution.Now again I would say, thank God that Bush was elected. But the Captain points out the disquieting fact that Coughenor was appointed by Ronald Reagan. As saddle blankets once given to Indians were supposedly purposefully riddled with smallpox by unscrupulous traders, perhaps judicial robes are riddled with stupidity by unscrupulous liberals. Thankfully, Rehnquist, Scalia and Thomas have remained immune. It is my fervent hope that Judge Roberts follows suit.
"I would suggest that the message to the world from today's sentencing is that our courts have not abandoned our commitment to the ideals that set our nation apart. We can deal with the threats to our national security without denying the accused fundamental constitutional protections.
"Despite the fact that Mr. Ressam is not an American citizen and despite the fact that he entered this country intent upon killing American citizens, he received an effective, vigorous defense, and the opportunity to have his guilt or innocence determined by a jury of 12 ordinary citizens.
"Most importantly, all of this occurred in the sunlight of a public trial. There were no secret proceedings, no indefinite detention, no denial of counsel.
"The tragedy of September 11th shook our sense of security and made us realize that we, too, are vulnerable to acts of terrorism.
"Unfortunately, some believe that this threat renders our Constitution obsolete. This is a Constitution for which men and women have died and continue to die and which has made us a model among nations. If that view is allowed to prevail, the terrorists will have won.
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"James McElroy, whose client is suing to have the cross removed from Mount Soledad, says the courts and not the voters should decide the issue. "It's fundamentally a constitutional issue," he said."Note that the courts are the left's god, the end all and be all. Who needs legislators or voters if you can get an activist judge to side with your leftist causes? Keep telling yourself: This is why we elected a Republican as president (can you say Judge Roberts?), and why the White House is so important.
Posted by Leo Pusateri at 11:07 PM
Matt 7:15-23If you want to know where Hillary Clinton stands on issues, her history of actions speak volumes more than do her words.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
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My story begins on the parade route at the Waite Park Spass Tag Celebration. We were heading down the main drags of the parade route when I heard a voice from behind me say, "Ryan, why aren't you singing for us?" I turned around and saw Becky, one of the tellers I had worked with from the Wells Fargo Sartell office. It appeared that she had her whole family sitting there waiting attentively to hear some music. I chuckled and said, "You really want to hear us?" She said, "Yeah, let's hear something!" I looked around and yelled for a few of the guys to come over and sing. Jeff, Tom, Bob, Dan and Leo scurried over and we began to bicker over what to sing. Finally deciding on Down Our Way, we sang for the anticipating audience. It wasn't the best you ever heard by far, but we did a decent representation of the song. The crowd of people cheered, and on our way we went.. After reading this I was really choked up. I had noticed that there was a flag on the man's wheelchair, and he looked like he was retired Army, so I saluted him. I have noticed also, that whenever we sing in nursing homes, the people are very appreciative. I do believe that music does have the power to touch people in ways no other force can. It is great to be a barbershopper!:)
A couple of days later I ran into Becky again. She said, "Ryan, I have to tell you something. What you guys did for my family was not just sing a song. You had my family in tears!" I couldn't imagine we were that bad, so I asked, "Why?" Becky said, "My grandfather has been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for many years, and has been relatively unresponsive." She went on to say, "When you guys finished singing, my grandfather had a smile from ear to ear and was clapping for you guys." He has never been as responsive as he was when you guys sang for him!" Becky wanted to thank everyone who was involved with this moment. She had even said that Leo had saluted her grandfather and that her grandfather saluted back to him.
Posted by Leo Pusateri at 12:44 PM
Glenn Reynolds says, "psycho who?"
"When you guys win, you get to keep your money. When we win, we take your money."(MN Rep. Cy Thao, DFL 65-A)
"Teacher says, everytime a bell rings, another democrat wants to raise your taxes."-Zuzu Bailey-