Jan
22
2015
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The Swamp #16

#20WeekAbortionBan Undone

The Swamp #16: #SOTU, #SOTU2015, #20WeekAbortionBan, @moelane Guest!

Today, the lovely Laura and Moe Lane help me beat the SOTU2015 five ways until the speech turned to glue (no horses were harmed in the making of this podcast).

I am Pro-Life and that means I am against murder in all forms (being supportive of the Death Penalty weighs on my heart, but being Pro-Life just reinforces my stance on the Death Penalty). Even when I was an Atheist (long ago it now seems), I could not justify Abortion in any way shape of form. Today I rant and rave on behalf of the people who are taking part in the March4Life everywhere right now, because they are in the cold fighting for life and people like Renee Ellmers fucked them over! I am so angry I can’t think, talk, or see straight!

Reads:

The State of the Union Response is Not Strong

Late-term abortion ban bill dropped in House after GOP women object

Renee Ellmers Says She Won’t Flip-Flop on Bill Protecting Viable Infants from Late-Term Abortion

Why Everyone Should Be Terrified By The GOP’s Abortion Bill Debacle

If The GOP Can’t Pass A Late-Term Abortion Ban, What Can It Do?

Well, see ya’ later!
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Jan
15
2015
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The Swamp #15

The time is now for “Free” Community College! Or not…

The Swamp #15: #FreeCommunityCollege, #TortReform, #DeathPenalty, @ClarkHat Guest!

I have to say, this has got to be the best podcasts to date. I think about all the latest podcasts, but this one will be hard to top for sure. First, me and the Texas Blonde Laura, talk about “Free” Community College. I go in it on how these local governments are being shafted with these top down mandates. Then we talk about Tort Reform, where Laura kicks my butt to remind me we need to do this at the state level.

Then we bring in @ClarkHat, to talk about the Death Penalty in America. I toss the questions after two failed attempts and we all have a grown-up discussion on the pros and cons. He did a really good job putting on his case. I am grateful for everyone on this debate. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

I’m #ProLife And Support The #DeathPenalty. Why Do You Ask?

Well, see ya’ later!
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Jan
13
2015
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#TortReform: The Time Has Come!

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes – and ships – and sealing-wax -
Of cabbages – and kings -
And why the sea is boiling hot -
And whether pigs have wings.”

I was reading this article about how repealing ObamaCare is not enough:

If Republicans achieved repeal without agreeing on a way to reform healthcare along free market lines, it’s inevitable that Democrats would eventually lead another overhaul of the system that would grant even more power to the federal government than the Affordable Care Act does. This would gradually morph the system into a full single-payer program.

And I fully agree with him. One of the things we can do to keep Health Care costs down along with free market ideals, is real meaningful tort reform. Right now doctors preform every test in the book before giving treatment in order not to be sued. This not only raises costs, but also prevents timely treatment. I have seen, first hand, EMTs identify what was wrong with my grandmother just by sight, but still tested her and asked what medications she takes before treating her (Long-story short: Her blood-sugar was low and in the middle of Night-Terrors, and all she needed was some sugar).

I used to believe in capping punitive damages, but I have since changed my minds on the issue. One thing I think we should do is pass Loser Pays and capping Lawyer’s Out-Of-Control Fees.

Loser Pays

Fraudulent lawsuits are filed all the time and some are caught. Remember Glenn Taylor, who push over a boulder in Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park? Well, before that happen he filed a injury lawsuit claiming “serious, permanent and debilitating injuries” in a car accident. But the damage, they say, has been done. I bet you now the defendent, Alan MacDonald, has to pay his lawyer fees and court costs. It is high time that changes:

America differs from all other Western democracies (indeed, from virtually all nations of any sort) in its refusal to recognize the principle that the losing side in litigation should contribute toward “making whole” its prevailing opponent.

Agreed. Some states do have Loser Pays reform, but you can shop around to sue whoever in those states that don’t have them.

I just don’t see how the winner of the lawsuit has to pay the court costs.

Lawyer’s Out-Of-Control Fees

Lawyers are also competely out-of-control:

An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday. …

Under the terms of the settlement of Warren’s 2009 federal suit, in which he accused five Birmingham police officers of excessive force, his attorneys will receive $100,000 for expenses and $359,000 in fees…

That is outrageous! Lawyers don’t care about you or your safty, but only getting their pound of flesh from their client’s misery. Someone who does sue sucessfully and on the merits, should be able to get the vast majority of the judgement. We should require lawyers to have an itemized list of expenses and limit their fees to 25% of total judgement.

Hey, if Democrats are truely in it for the little guy, then they’ll be for that too!

Conclusion

Kate Sullivan: Well, for someone who has nothing nice to say about lawyers, you certainly have plenty of them around.

Lawrence Garfield: They’re like nuclear warheads. They have theirs, so I have mine. Once you use them, they fuck up everything.

Look, I have nothing against lawsuits and lawyers. If I legitimately break my arm in a car accident and someone else is at fault, I would that person. Everyone has a good lawyer joke, until you need one.

However if I spill my coffee on myself, it is my fault and not McDonalds. If I fake an injury just to get money from the insurance company, then that makes me no better than a thief and liar.

Both these reforms are in good taste, because it punishes the lawsuit loser and rewards the winner. It is time for honest tort reform, let’s get this done!

Well, see ya’ later!
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Jan
11
2015
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Jan
08
2015
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The Swamp #14

#TheInterview to end all interviews!

The Swamp #14: #BlueLivesMatter, #Unemployment, #114thCongress, #TheInterview, @FilmLadd Guest!

Bad News/Good News Time! First, the bad news. Laura is leaving The Swamp after this month. The good news, Laura will be heading to FTR Radio to start her own show in February! I am not sad, because Laura is chasing down her dream just like me. I hope LaDuke and the FTR listeners treat her right! I have been hinting at this on my twitter feed, but I do need a new co-host (male or female, 18+ please) starting February. Email me for more information.

Today we talk about Blue Lives Matter, Unemployment, and what is before the 114th Congress. I am in rare ranting form today. Then we get @FilmLadd onto the show to talk about the events surrounding The Interview. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

#BlueLivesMatter: Nowhere Does @AmityShlaes Point To How #NYC Mayor @BilldeBlasio Is “Right”

Mulvaney: Where were these guys in November?

Well, see ya’ later!
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Jan
01
2015
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#BlueLivesMatter: Nowhere Does @AmityShlaes Point To How #NYC Mayor @BilldeBlasio Is “Right”

I have seen a couple of these articles in which conservatives are rushing to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defense and for no other reason other than to smack the unions around a little. This article by Amity Shlaes is no different. Amity even promised “how” Mayor de Blasio is “right” in some way:

…And if the police formalize and escalate their strike to make their point that de Blasio is anti-police, many New Yorkers will likely back them up.

But they shouldn’t. That’s the takeaway from a similar labor action, the Boston police strike of 1919.

Oh good. She is going to explain a similar labor dispute and how it was resolved. Let’s see what happen:

In Boston in 1919, the policemen also had compelling reason to complain: Inflation had climbed wildly after World War I, but police pay was not keeping up.

And let’s stop there. I will spear you further insanity: Amity does not explains how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is “right” in any meaningful way.

Nothing about this is in anyway similar to the Boston 1919 Police Strike. That strike was about pay and horrible working conditions. In her own words, Amity explains how the Boston police were underpaid and how “…authorities neglected upkeep of police-station houses, which were becoming unbearably filthy. In at least one house, vermin actually chewed on officers’ helmets.”

Yikes! I can understand why the Boston police where understandably upset at the time. Where the Boston 1919 police went wrong, is that they went on a complete strike instead of working out their differences. In fact, it wasn’t resolved, elected officials just ended up firing the striking police officers and replacing them.

However the NYPD isn’t fighting for better pay or better working conditions. This is not about picking the taxpayer’s pocket to keep electing Democrats. They are being demonized as “racist” by Democrats like Bill de Blasio and now their very lives are in danger, two have already targeted for outright assassination. Now the NYPD hasn’t gone on a full strike and I would not support that in anyway. They are currently “slowing down” enforcement of petty crimes and writing of parking tickets. Big deal. As Amity well noted, the city is still in good enough shape from years of good policing that they can get away with that for now.

I will agree that unions are now generally greedy, but Amity Shlaes is wrong to assume this is about unions. This is about police officers being broadly slimmed as racists and demonized for nothing more than doing their jobs well. Even as de Blasio is “trying” to make good with the police officers, he is crowdly asking others to slime the NYPD.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is wrong and you are wrong Amity, for trying to give him any cover. Shame on both of you.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Dec
17
2014
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#KosKids: #Russia Loving And #PoliceState Busting

I like to start a feature where every once-in-a-while, I take a look at the distorted views of the clinically insane. Or more commonly known to us on the right-side of the blogosphere, as the KosKids. They are the deadicated and brain-dead followers of Markos Moulitsas, and they have brought prime real estate at the bottom of the rabbit hole. This feature will take a look at how far down they have gone. I am going to link them, but I beg you don’t click on them.

Russian economy in free fall – will the right wing disavow their crush on Putin?

Er, what? I know I have never had a crush on Putin. In fact, I hate Putin. I think he’s a epic bastard thug. I don’t know anyone on the right who crushes on Putin, at all.

I have seen this from the left off and on, but never understood it until now. Lucky enough for me, “stophurtingamerica” was kind enough here to walk everyone who happen to see this KosKid diary through this delusion. Appearently, some conservative pundits have made some comments that seem to have been taken out of context.

You see, they have taken insulting Obama’s lack of moschino for crushing on Putin:

Well, did you hear that the White House put out a photo of Obama talking on the phone with Vlad, and Obama’s sleeves were rolled up? That was done to make it look like Obama was really working hard – I mean, really taking it seriously. His sleeves were rolled up while on the phone with Putin! Putin probably had his shirt off practicing Tai-Chi while he was talking to Obama. -Sarah Palin

No, this is a joke. We know Putin puts out those cheesy propaganda photos. We are just ripping Obama for trying to doing the same, because Obama looks weak and dumb doing that kind of stuff. Clearly “stophurtingamerica” sense of irony is gone.

The Frankenstein We Have Created (Police rep speaks to MSNBC)

Here a one “JoanMar” laments Police Unions. Just let that little fact sink in a little. While you soak in that knowledge for a second or two, let me get to the money quote:

It may be time that the police unions and their members be reminded that we live in a democracy and not a police state.

Right on! Or should I say, reality off? First, let us go over what “JoanMar” has in mind for these police state loving police unions.

*re-reads article*

Right, my bad, this person dosen’t offer any solutions. I think I can guess (and I hate to use strawmen arguement, but this person leaves me with no choice) what this person wants and that is more government. Which is funny, because more government leads to more police and a then to a police state.

Think about it: Democracy is where the “Majority Rules” to force their will onto the minority and they will need a large police force to keep the minority in line. A Republic is where the “Rule Of Law” is upheld and since the minority is protected, a large police force is completely unnecessary.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Dec
11
2014
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#MinorityRights: The #SilentFilibuster Must Be Fully Restored

I’m going to go on the record here and strongly disagree with my fellow conservatives. I am angry that you have all of a sudden turned hypocrites on this matter. Well, I am not one of them!

…the Democrats are going to flip it back to 51 whenever it’s advantageous to them anyway.

You’re full of shit Moe, and you know it. We’re going to have a Democrat President and a Democrat Majority again, and you (along with many other conservatives) are going to scream bloody murder how they are ramming liberal/progressive judges and stuffing the executive branch with out of control liberals. Sure, talking filibusters are all good and fine. But they last, what, 12 hours? A day at most? What happens then?

This is about minority rights. The Rule Of Law tells us we can’t ride roughshod over the minority or the little guy. The silent filibuster ensures that in congress. The Silent Filibuster is enshrined in Treaty Clause, so we do have constitutional precedent for a silent filibuster.

Of course there is a political element to the silent filibuster too! Sure the Deomcrats can do it again, but we can tell Democratic voters they can feel easy voting for the GOP, since we will protect their rights as the minority. They will have a “buy in” to judges and the executive branch, even with a Republican president. It is not just good policy, but good politics too.

So I implore both Democrats and Republicans to fully restore the silent filibuster (with the exceptions of budgets and non binding resolutions, because that’s the majority’s right). I call on my fellow conservative commentators.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Dec
04
2014
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About That Funny As Hell @Explosm Video

Ok, nothing is going to make sense until you watch the video. Just as a warning, not safe for work or little ones:

Now I am only going to talk only about the Star Spangle Bastard segment, so I only embeded that part. If you want to watch the whole video, go here.

I want to first start out by saying that this is funny, REALLY funny. No Gun Rights activist with a sense of humor should honestly be offended by this video. I was laughing my ass off by the end. In fact, it showed a few things right about gun control:

  1. In Common Law, the Fleeing Felon Rule permits the use of force (including deadly force) against an individual who is suspected of a felony, poses a threat of serious physical harm, and is in clear flight. Force may be used by the victim, bystanders, or police officers. The bank robbers all came in with guns and the Star Spangle Bastard had every reason to believe that the fleeing criminal posed a physical threat to other people. Thus the Star Spangle Bastard was not arrested and the left-wing MSM vilified him, yet honored the criminal. Very subtle there.
  2. Getting rid of all guns won’t stop wars. To be brutally honest, there were wars before guns. We’ll just rediscover old ways of warfare.
  3. Even if guns are magically wisk away, it won’t stop criminals. Again, they committed crime long before guns. We still have strong-arm crime even to this day.
  4. Gun Control advocates will lose in the end, just like in this video.

What the video got wrong:

  1. Every Gun Rights advocate would be appalled by Star Spangle Bastard’s gun use. This is just a false characterization by the left of the avarage Gun Rights advocate.
  2. Every Gun Rights advocate knows the Second Amendment is there, for the people, to protect the rest of the Bill Of Rights.

The other stuff is open to interpretation, but very amusing video neverless. The only reason that we shouldn’t be angry over this video, is that the gun control arguments presented here are strawmen and can be easily dismissed in any debate. We should see this as the beginning of the conversation and not the end. Check out my podcast on the subject.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Nov
20
2014
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The Swamp #13

Stepping right up to Russia’s front door.

The Swamp #13: #Rape, #Ukraine, #Azerbaijan, @RaziNurullayev Guest!

With a brand new mic, the ever lovely Texas Blonde Laura rages at the whole Bill Cosby mess. There are no winners here. Then I full Hulk against the newest International Bully, Putin and Russia (which Laura pulls me back a little on this subject). Our guest for this week is the fearless Razi Nurullayev for our first international podcast. Razi came to me and wanted to be on, so we talk about the importance of Azerbaijan. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

No reads, as I am lazy. Back on Januray 8th, 2015!

Well, see ya’ later!
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