Louis B. Butler, Jr., of Wisconsin, to be United Stated District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.A wise choice, and well deserved.
"Atheism has been on the rise for years now,* and the Bible of the atheists is The Origin of Species," Cameron tells PEOPLE.Really. I've never read On The Origin of Species. I don't think it has much to do with biology anymore. Nor has it for several decades. The history of biology, yes. And the Bible of the atheists is, uh, the Bible (give or take an Apocrypha or two and the Nag Hammadi library).
"You can see where [Adolf Hitler, Ph.D., University of Oregon] clearly takes Darwin's ideas to some of their logical conclusions and compares certain races of people to lower evolutionary life forms," the former teen heartthrob explained [sic]. "If you take Darwin's theory and extend it to its logical [sic] end, it can be used to justify all number of very horrendous things."Quoth the devout religionist, with nary a hint of either irony or self awareness. Gott ist mit Ihnen, Mr. Kirk Cameron, child star.
Clarke said he has spoken to several Milwaukee-area legislators about the proposal and hopes they will join him at a news conference to discuss it Monday afternoon.Via JSOnline.com.
As the [supplemental] motion states: "As such, Justice Gableman's views and defense in his judicial ethics proceeding, as expressed through his attorney, reflect an absolute inability to be impartial in a criminal appeal such as this."Of course Gableman can insist on his impartiality until the ungulates are repatriated, but there is much evidence to the contrary that points directly to at least the "appearance" mentioned in the statute.
They told us there's a separation between church and state. And if you read the Constitution, that's not in there. But then they told us there's separation from church and state. And then they had the audacity to show us how stupid we are because during election time, we allowed them non-circumcised Philistines to come in our church and talk politics."Apostle" King is a candidate for, of all things, Secretary of State.
UPDATE — Milwaukee paper confirms: Man, 50, suffers facial lacerations after fight breaks out at area tea party event."Then Joe the Plumber joined the tussle."
"Online phenom" Michelle Malkin congratulates "angry mob."
I'm very much looking forward to my new role, and my new role as I perceive it is going to be to apply the law fairly and consistently and to treat everyone I encounter with respect.To be fair, he did refer to that role 'as he perceives it.'
Which explains why the Founders were right to extend only limited trust and power to government in the first place.Right, because the idea of that limited federal power was to refrain it from restricting State government power, which is near limitless.
Attorney Russell J.A. Jones announced Ellis, 49, is not responsible for the deaths.On Wednesday Gableman's own lawyer, Mr. Jim Bopp of Terre Haute, IN, criticized another former defense attorney's "judgment" for being "willing to relieve a criminal from responsibility for his crime."
At Monday's School Board meeting, all seven board members and six residents roundly criticized Superintendent Phil Ertl's decision to not show the President of the United States' 20-minute speech that was focused on working hard in school, setting educational goals and taking responsibility for learning. No one present spoke in support of Ertl's decision.Good for them. What on Earth was Mr. Ertl thinking. Imagine, these functionaries demanding copies of Obama's address in advance in order to determine whether it was suitable for schoolchildren.
Reporter: Let me ask you first of all, [regarding] the contention from [the Wisconsin Judicial Commission], that it really hinges on that final statement, 'Mitchell went on to rape again.' Without the argument that using the word 'loophole' implies that he was set free because of Justice Butler in some way, what does that final statement have to do with Louis Butler?Can a judge who sits on Wisconsin's Supreme Court possibly agree with this proposition, that exercising the constitutionally guaranteed right to effective counsel in criminal matters is "subversion"?
Jim Bopp: Well, it's the type of person that he was willing to represent, and the type of person that he was willing to find a loophole for. It had everything to do with Justice Butler's, uh, judgment, that he was willing to find a loophole to let such a heinous — or to relieve — such a heinous criminal from responsibility for his crime. Whatever that meant, in terms of finding a loophole.
Justice Butler at the time, as a criminal defense lawyer, was urging that Mitchell get, be released. In fact the Court of Appeals ordered him to be released* based upon this loophole. And so it has to do with [Butler's] judgment and his willingness to subvert our system of criminal, uh, bringing criminals into account. That's what it has to do with.
There is no effort to attribute the finding of the loophole to his release and subsequent molestation of a child. There is no claim made that that is the sequence of events or the result of the finding of the loophole.It's extremely difficult to imagine anyone actually believing this.
[Louis Butler] is willing to find a loophole for a person so evil that he raped an 11-year-old girl with learning disabilities. And that he's so evil, that once he got out of jail, he went on to molest another child.Attorney James Bopp, Jr. of Terre Haute, IN helpfully explains the Honorable Judge Michael Gableman's political strategy, 09/16/09.
So the focus is on Butler's willingness to find loopholes for even people that are as despicable as this person is. And known to be as despicable as he was. Because he raped an 11-year-old girl with a learning disability. . . .
In other words, would you feel safe having somebody on the Supreme Court that is willing to find a loophole for a scumbag like Reuben Lee Mitchell who would rape an 11-year-old girl with learning disabilities and once he got out of jail would rape children again.
He is willing to find a loophole, whatever the result that manifests. It may result in his release, which is of course what Butler was seeking. He was seeking the release of Mitchell, by finding this loophole. And the Court of Appeals granted that.*
If Butler had gotten his way, Mitchell would have been released. . . .
This is not about Mitchell, this is about Butler: What he is [sic] willing to do.
The reality* was they were still wannabes really, pretty young, not that big, or many. And if the several adults there for 9/12 actually needed to do something about it, the kids wouldn't have lasted very long.How do we know this is all Obama's fault? Because a commenter, whose real name is apparently the decidedly non-ghetto "Richard McEnroe," complains that Obama is "setting back race relations a century" — while using the pseudonym "Chlamydia Shabazz X."
You couldn’t join the hundred thousand or more [sic] people on the National Mall ...Actually they marched up Pennsylvania Ave. Was ace journalist Patrick McIlheran duped by the 1997 Promise Keepers photo as well?
Journalists may obtain a .pdf copy of this article by request to Harvey Leifert [of the AmericanNo wonder Patrick McIlheran couldn't obtain a copy!
Within the fact-free conservative blogosphere, lots of people still believe the 2 million nonsense, or are at least repeating it. They believe it despite the fact that nobody can point to any evidence to support it.No surprises there.
But Gableman argues the ad was true because it did not explicitly say that Butler's actions caused Mitchell's release. He can't control how viewers might interpret his ads, his lawyers have argued.By the same reasoning, it's perfectly acceptable to imply that your opponent has sex with barnyard animals. You're just not responsible for the implication. Sounds like a real winner of an argument to me.
I find it very interesting that the people who are outraged at the (few) signs comparing Obama to Hitler are mad that the protesters used "Nazi" as an INSULT.This wisdom appeared shortly after "Power Line" proprietor John Hinderaker posted a photo of a 1997 Promise Keepers march to demonstrate the attendance at last Saturday's teabagger rally.
Do you see what I mean? It's almost as if they were mad that the Fuehrer's memory was being wronged, or something.
Charlie Sykes, like many of his contemporaries in the talk radio business, has again ignored facts to promote his views.Yes, counsel, we are.
During his broadcast Sept. 10, Sykes was discussing the tragic death of UWM student Nathan Potter, allegedly shot and killed by Seandell Jackson. He pointed out that Jackson was arrested in Sheboygan for carrying a concealed weapon and received a three-day jail sentence, which is true.
But he described that concealed weapon as an "illegal handgun" and implied that if Sheboygan knew what it was doing, Jackson would have gotten a longer sentence and might not have been free to commit the homicide.
The "concealed weapon" was a pocket folding knife, not a handgun, and I doubt that Jackson would have even been arrested in Milwaukee County, much less charged, convicted and sentenced to jail.*
I guess the truth doesn't make for good talk show garbage. But we should all be used to that by now.
Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin said in one post that ABC News had estimated the teabagger attendance at 2 million.And there was a number of other events in D.C. today. But what do you expect from persons who equate "Czars" with the Soviet Union and believe that the president can be both a communist and a Nazi.*
Meanwhile D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services said, unofficially, that the angry mob was somewhere between 60,000 and 75,000 people.
The Rev. Rodger DeVore of Owosso's Church of the Nazarene, another place where Pouillon protested, said he doubted Pouillon persuaded many people to his side of the abortion debate."Abortion sign guy" shot dead in American Kulturkampf
"It's strictly my opinion that he was more counterproductive than effective," he said. "If someone yelled, he would yell back louder. That's not in synch with God's word about those who oppress you."
"I'm very distressed," said Florida resident Karen Leach. "I'm distressed when I read the statement, '[Muslims] want to show America how we pray.' ... I feel that any kind of prayer speaks into the heavenly realms. So I feel if they're going to be speaking into the heavenly realm into the forces of darkness, I want to speak into the forces of light."h/t Religion Clause.