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Update 2 – Liberal Alters – Unions

It’s been a whole day since I updated the Union Liberal Alter, but the events in Wisconsin scream for comment.  First off a little recent history.  In 2008/2009 we were repeatedly told that “elections have consequences” and that Democrats won and they could rule as they pleased.  It turns out that the electorate was not very pleased and in 2010 we had more of those election consequences only this time the Republicans swept.  The Republican sweep in the U.S. House was the primary focus of most news reports, but perhaps more importantly was the Republican sweep in the states.  The Republicans now have 29 governorships and have “more seats in the state legislatures than they have had since 1928” and they are itching for real change.

News Briefs – Volume II

ankle-braceletBrief 1:  The first story is about a convicted sex offender being paroled after first receiving what seems to be a minimal sentance for a crime where he “broke into the woman’s residence on Sept. 21, 2007. He dragged her upstairs by her hair and tried to rape her. When she resisted, he forced her to perform a sex act.”  You can all feel comfortable with our court system as the creep plead guilty to burglary and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse receiving 11.5 months to 23 months for the burglary and probation for the sexual assault.  It should be noted that the judge was a female who later paroled the sexual predator after serving only the minimum sentence. 

I Am From the Government And I Am Here To Help – Part 7

Part 7 – A Willing Suspension of Logic

star-trek-spock1This slogegment of the Government Series is all about how government action defies logic.  Quoting our Secretary of State when she called the military leader in the Iraq a lier during a war; you have to have a “willing suspension of disbelief” to think that government can be logical.  I started writing this posting a few days ago when I heard some stories of government action that defied logic, but this afternoon, a friend experienced a more personal example of a willing suspension of logic.