VICTORY FOR OLD GLORY … UC-Irvine Executive Cabinet VETOES Resolution Banning the American Flag from the Lobby of the Student Government Offices
COMMON SENSE FINALLY PREVAIL …
The University of California Irvine five member student executive cabinet has vetoed a resolution banning the American flag from the lobby of the student government offices. But this action on the part on UC-Irvine for anyone to even think of banning the American flag from anywhere on campus drew the attention of more than just the school. But this was just an example of a few liberal, America hating lunatics trying to overtake the process. From the reaction to their voting for the ban, it appeared that no one in the student body or the university administration for for this resolution.. In fact they were embarrassed. Also, the State government in Sacramento, CA are looking to propose a Constitutional Amendment that prevents state universities from ever banning the American flag. How sad is it though, that we have so many ingrates in this country that such an Amendment would have to be contemplated.
Maybe the best comment in response to this attempted hijacking of the American flag by six radical was by one UCI student, “I think its fine that they want to keep it, I mean this school is in America and it is the American flag so I don’t see what the problem is”.
In vetoing the resolution, the ASUCI Executive Cabinet made the following statement:
We fundamentally disagree with the actions taken by ASUCI Legislative Council and their passage of R50-70 as counter to the ideals that allow us to operate as an autonomous student government organization with the freedoms of speech and expression associated with it. It is these very symbols that represent our constitutional rights that have allowed for our representative creation and our ability to openly debate all ranges of issues and pay tribute to how those liberties were attained.
As students in an academic institution we encourage all students on campus to participate in open debate about a wide array of issues and to actively engage in academic curiosity, which lies at the backbone of a preeminent academic research institution. It is this freedom to be able to navigate and explore topics on a wide range of issues that we see at risk if we begin to engage in a particular form of regulation of free speech and its expression through symbols in any space associated with our organization.
Matthew Guevara and the 5 other America haters who voted in favor of R50-70 might want to rethink what it means to be an American and live in America. The ASUCI Legislative Council’s resolution, passed six to four on Tuesday, with two abstentions, a resolution calling for the removal of all flags, especially the American flag, noting that it “has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” The clueless 6 might want to read the above statement from the student executive cabinet that soundly excoriated their ridiculous resolution.
New York Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak Accused of Sexually Harassment by 3 Former Staffers … Alleged to Have Told One Female Staffer He Had a Tattoo on His Penis … And Sent Staff Video of ‘Oral Sex’
Another politician forgets that his job is to work for the people, not sexually harass them …
New York state Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak (D-Cheektowaga) has been accused of sexual harassment by three former female staffers according to court papers (see document here) filed in the State Court of Claims. According to the story, , “a minimum of two additional former employees’’ of the lawmaker “will be coming forward in the near future and will be bringing allegations similar to those’’ of the three women who just filed their harassment complaint. Dennis Gabryszak is 62 years old, was first elected to the Assembly in 2006 and has been married to his wife for 37 years. Well for now as both of those things on his bio might be going bye-bye.
Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak is being accused of sexually harassing three now-former legislative staffers, according to court papers filed Thursday.
Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga, is the subject of three separate complaints by former aides, all in their 20s, who accuse him of making repeated sexually charged comments and suggestions to female staffers and, in the case of one, bringing her to a massage parlor in her first two weeks on the job.
The allegations include claims that Gabryszak told one female staffer he has a tattoo on his penis and that he showered one woman with gifts and offered her a well-paying job in Buffalo after learning that she had become engaged – a revelation that allegedly upset the assemblyman.
Within hours of the allegations surfacing, Gabryszak was already losing key Democratic Party support. “If these allegations are even close to being true, the Assembly member should resign immediately and spare the community from further embarrassment,’’ said Jeremy Zellner, the chairman of the Erie County Democratic Party
Married-with-children Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, 62, tormented three workers with lewd antics such as sending a video of himself supposedly receiving oral sex, suggesting they shack up with him in hotels and talking about a tattoo on his penis, new court documents charge.
“I got a boner when I walked into the office today when I saw you,” the seven-year assemblyman allegedly drooled to his then-director of communications, Annalise C. Freling, 28, last year at a governor’s event, according to court papers filed Thursday.
“You’re so hot, you know what I want to do with you,” he allegedly said.
Welcome to Obamaland: This is still America, isn’t it … For Democrats woman have the right to choose for an abortion, but doctors should be forced to accept Medicare and Medicaid, UNREAL!
Virginia Democrats are calling the forcing of all doctors to accept Medicare and Medicaid. Unbelievable, but this is what we get these days from a ‘Gestapo-like’ government that believes in forcing people into doing things when it comes to healthcare. Remember when “We the People” thought it was unheard of to think that the Obama regime could force Americans to buy insurance? Currently physicians have the option of accepting Medicare and/or Medicaid patients. Many physicians do not because of the low reimbursement rate, especially with Medicaid. Imagine being paid $12 for an office visit? It is actually for profitable to see a Medicaid patient for free. However, Democrats now want to force doctors to accept government healthcare. What has happened to this country? These people will not be happy until they destroy the healthcare system in this country and force a single payer system upon us.
The Weekly Standard asks, could Obamacare affect Tuesday’s Virginia gubernatorial election and sink poll leading Democrat nominee, McAuliffe?
From The Mason Conservative:
Kathleen Murphy, Democrat running for the House of Delegates against Barbara Comstock, telling a forum in Great Falls that she believes it should law to force doctors to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients. Forced by government decree, mind you. A birdie sent me this:
FYI last night at the Great Falls Grange debate, Democrat delegate candidate Kathleen Murphy said that since many doctors are not accepting medicaid and medicare patients, she advocates making it a legal requirement for those people to be accepted.
She did not recognize that the payments are inadequate to cover the doctors’ costs. She also did not recognize there is a shortage of over 45,000 physicians now and that it is forecast to be 90,000 in a few years.
Democrats appear to want to make physicians slaves of the state, but Democrats don’t admit they would just drive more doctors out of practice into retirement and other occupations. The Obamacare law and regulations are causing millions of people to lose their health insurance, drop many doctors and hospitals. The HHS internal forecast is 93 million Americans would lose their health insurance due to the Obamacare law and rules about adequacy of insurance. (more)
As discussed at Legal Insurrection, one of the consequences of Obamacare is the millions of individuals going to be enroll in Medicaid. So now there will be an even greater percentage of the healthcare pool where healthcare reimbursements do not cover costs.
The great Obamacare reform is turning into the great thrust of tens of millions of people onto Medicaid.
The problem is, fewer and fewer doctors are willing to take Medicaid patients because the reimbursements are so low.
I have met numerous doctors who tell me they either refuse Medicaid patients or restrict them because the reimbursements do not cover their costs. They also double and triple book, because so many Medicaid patients who make appointments don’t show up. As to Medicare the payments currently are bearable, but only because private insurance payments for other patients make up the shortfall.
Increasingly, doctors are abandoning the government payment train wreck, and going all cash or some hybrid. This all was foreseeable and was foreseen.
Well, it is about time … Barack Obama always talks about having skin in the game, I am sure he would support this.
There are two Michigan bill, one in the Senate that would require those receiving welfare to do some “volunteer” work, while a second in the House would require drug testing in order for recipients to receive public assistance. This should not only exists in states, it should be a federal law. In order to gain public assistance, one should have to give back to the community and at the very least, not be a drug addict. If an individual has to pass a drug test in order to get a job in the United States, why would the same not be true to receive welfare? One should have to meet a standard to get tax payer government assistance, otherwise, where is their skin in the game?
A bill has passed in the Michigan Senate that would require those receiving public assistance to do some “volunteer” work. Another bill, which passed the House Commerce Committee, requires drug testing, revoking benefits for welfare recipients who refuse the test or who test positive.
“What [the legislation] does, it says, in order for your to receive your cash assistance, your welfare check, you must provide some kind of community service to the community,” said the volunteer work bill’s sponsor, State Senator Joe Hune, who represents Livingston and Shiawasse counties in Mid-Michigan.
Hune says he was inspired by a constituent who began to volunteer while on welfare — and that community service evolved into full employment.
“The whole intention is to make certain folks have some skin in the game, and I don’t feel that there’s any problem with making folks go out and do some kind of community service in order to receive their cash assistance,” Hune said.
Remember when the United States used to be a country of laws? What part of “Illegal” is everyone missing here?
California has approved a vote that would allow illegals the right to get a drivers license. UNREAL. Advocates say that the measure would make California roads safer, improve national security and allow immigrants to fully contribute to the state economy. So when are we going to give business licenses to people in the country illegally?
Just curious, why are there any laws in Liberal Utopia? We make it illegal for kids to sell lemonade, but when it comes to illegals in the US, everything is legal.
In the waning hours of the 2013 legislative session, the Assembly on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s licenses.
The surprise 55-19 vote moved California a signature away from putting into law a measure that immigrant advocates have sought fruitlessly for years, with past attempts thwarted by legislative vote and gubernatorial veto.
“This is a moment, members,” sponsor Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, said in closing remarks on the Assembly floor, “that years from now you’re going to look back on.”
By extending licenses to undocumented immigrants, Alejo said, California would open a legal umbrella for everyone on the road to prevent situations in which immigrants face arrest, heavy fines and car impoundment when they are pulled over.
It’s Christmas come early in Texas … ‘Merry Christmas Bill’ expected to become law in Texas soon.
It would appear that the following will no longer have to be asked by school children in Texas, “Daddy, why do we have a Christmas tree at home and a Holiday tree at school?”
Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign legislation allowing public schools to celebrate Christmas and other winter holidays plainly and explicitly without fear of lawsuits. The proposed law, is called the “Merry Christmas Bill,” has already passed both the Texas House and Senate and now awaits the Perry’s signature. The bill allows “students and district staff” to declare such things such as “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and even the soul-sucking “happy holidays.” Oh, the ACLU and anti-Christian organizations are going to lose their mind with this. How sad is it that we have to pass a law to prevent a school from doing this to exempt them from being sued? Is the “war on Christmas” over? Hardly, PC libs are sure to challenge it at the first chance. They will get some 7 year old to say they are being made to feel uncomfortable by being wished a Merry Christmas”.
The text of the bill specifically permits school districts to “educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations.” More importantly and, somehow, controversially, the bill allows “students and district staff” to declare such things such as “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and even the soul-sucking “happy holidays.”
The bill also unambiguously legalizes displays of the religious imagery associated with traditional winter celebrations including nativity scenes, Christmas trees and menorahs. The caveat is that all displays must include imagery from at least two religions or some additional secular symbol. (Messages encouraging adherence to a religion are verboten, too.)
|By: Bohac||H.B. No. 308|
|relating to a school district’s recognition of and education|
|regarding traditional winter celebrations.|
|BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:|
|SECTION 1. Subchapter Z, Chapter 29, Education Code, is|
|amended by adding Section 29.920 to read as follows:|
|Sec. 29.920. WINTER CELEBRATIONS. (a) A school district|
|may educate students about the history of traditional winter|
|celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer|
|traditional greetings regarding the celebrations, including:|
|(1) ”Merry Christmas”;|
|(2) ”Happy Hanukkah”; and|
|(3) ”happy holidays.”|
|(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), a school district|
|may display on school property scenes or symbols associated with|
|traditional winter celebrations, including a menorah or a Christmas|
|image such as a nativity scene or Christmas tree, if the display|
|includes a scene or symbol of:|
|(1) more than one religion; or|
|(2) one religion and at least one secular scene or|
|(c) A display relating to a traditional winter celebration|
|may not include a message that encourages adherence to a particular|
|SECTION 2. This Act applies beginning with the 2013-2014|
|SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives|
|a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as|
|provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this|
|Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this|
|Act takes effect September 1, 2013|
New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. Proposes Crackdown on Crime by Costumed Characters by Registering/Licensing Them
With all the crime going on in NYC, this is what Libs are focusing on, eh?
Liberals never learn, NY City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. thinks that licensing and registering costumed characters will prevent individuals from abusive behavior. HUH? Vallone’s knee-jerk ridiculous legislation is a result of the latest incident where a man wearing a Cookie monster costume allegedly shoved a 2-1/2 year old boy. However, Vallone stated this incident has just been the tip of the iceberg of costume character crimes. He stated, “We’ve had an anti-Semitic Elmo. We’ve had a groping Mario. And now we have a shoving monster,” And I might be old, but I don’t remember ‘Sesame Street’ being R-rated.” So let’s get this correct, registering people in costumes will prevent the crimes, assaults from occurring, really? Don’t individuals wear costumes to hide themselves from recognition when committing crimes? Is this the same reason why over-regulating local/state governments make kids selling lemonade buy a license as well, they are preventing crimes from occurring? This is just one more example of a liberal trying to make it look like they are doing something and really just trying to get a buck out of it.
The following story is brought to you by the letter “C” for crap and the number 100 for the licensing fee
New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. introduced legislation Tuesday that would either ban or introduce tight regulations on costumed characters in New York City.
The proposal comes in the wake of several incidents involving the costumed characters in Times Square. Most recently, a man dressed as Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street” was arrested this past Sunday after allegedly shoving a 2 1/2-year-old boy.
Vallone told CBSNewYork.com that he had introduced two separate bills to combat the problems with costumed characters.
One bill would require registration, as well as a permission slip proving that the character involved has been licensed, for anyone appearing as a costumed character. The other bill would go farther to ban costumed characters outright.
Who honestly thinks that licensing some fool wearing a Cookie monster outfit is going to prevent them from committing a crime? Hey Libs, how many times do you need to be told, Costumes don’t commit crimes, people do.
Rep. Jessica Upshaw Belived to have Committed Suicide at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry in Mendenhall, MS … RIP
Authorities say they are investigating the apparent suicide of a state legislator, Rep. Jessica Upshaw, in Mississippi. Upshaw is believed to have shot herself in the head at a home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry in Mendenhall on Sunday. The 53 year old Republican lawmaker from Diamondhead in Hancock County died of a gunshot wound to the head. Jessica Upshaw had served in the Legislature, representing District 95, since 2004. There have been no arrests, Simpson County Sheriff t stated the gun shot, “appeared to be self-inflicted.”
Authorities say they are investigating the apparent suicide of a state legislator in Mississippi.
Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis tells WLOX that Rep. Jessica Upshaw appeared to have shot herself in the head at a home in Mendenhall on Sunday. The town is about 30 miles southeast of Jackson, the state capital. She was 53.
The sheriff told The Clarion-Ledger that Upshaw was found at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry. He has not been arrested.
Mississippi Passes ‘Anti-Bloomberg Bill,’ Banning Limits on Portion Sizes & Posting of Calorie Counts Requirements … Well, I hope [Mayor Bloomberg] will remember, A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow … “
MISSISSIPPI BURNING BLOOMBERG’S PORTION SIZES AND CALORIE COUNTS …
Mississippi lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed a bill called the ”anti-Bloomberg bill.” The bill does just the opposite from what the liberal mayor of NYC has inflicted upon the Big Apple. The “anti-Bloomberg bill” would ban communities from requiring restaurants to post calorie counts on menus or limit portion sizes. It is not up to the government to tell an individual what to eat or drink or to prevent one from doing to. Is it smart to eat healthy and use some common sense on what one eats, yes. However, it is about personal choice and personal responsibility.
Lawmakers in Mississippi — the most obese state in the nation — have overwhelmingly approved what they’re calling the “anti-Bloomberg bill.”
It would ban communities from requiring restaurants to post calorie counts on menus or limit portion sizes, as Mayor Bloomberg tried to do with his proposed ban on large sodas. Also forbidden: any local rule banning toys from being distributed with kids’ meals.
The governor is expected to sign it.
When asked about the law, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg was highly critical of the bill and called it a farce. Guess what Mayor Bloomberg, no one cares what you think in Mississippi. It may not quite be Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ’Sweet Home Alabama,’ but Mississippi is singing, “Well, I hope [Mayor Bloomberg] will remember, A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow … “
Mr. Bloomberg was highly critical of the legislation when he was asked about the bill this morning in an interview on CBS.
“You know, Saturday Night Live couldn’t write this stuff,” Mr. Bloomberg exclaimed. “How can somebody try and pass a law that deliberately says we can’t improve the lives of our citizens? It’s just farce. Nobody would believe it if you wrote it in the book.”
Mr. Bloomberg proceeded to tout his efforts to improve public health.
How do we say this politely? Mayor Bloomberg, it’s none of your F’n business what people are eating. Especially in Mississippi. It is not your place to tell some one what they can and cannot eat. Worry about your 80% illiteracy reading rate for high school graduates in NCY. THAT IS YOUR JOB! Personal responsibility and personal choice is not.
LIBERAL LOGIC: IT’S CONSIDERED PERSONAL CHOICE TO HAVE AN ABORTION BUT NOT TO SUPERSIZE SIZE A MEAL.
Maryland Lawmaker Republican Sen. J.B. Jennings Introduces Bill after Ludacris Pastry ‘Gun’ Suspension … The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013
Is it possible … finally some common sense legislation for school kids?
A Republican Maryland lawmaker, Sen. J.B. Jennings, has introduced a bill following the ridiculous suspension of a 7 year old boy who shaped a pastry into what a teacher had presumed to be a gun. Because we all know that guns made of pastry are lethal. The bill that would prohibit schools from suspending students for seemingly harmless childish acts, such as playing games with fingers pointed like guns or chewing food into the shape of a firearm. In other words the bill would prevent teachers and school administrators from acting like dumb asses.
A NOTE TO SCHOOL OFFICIALS … THIS IS A PASTRY.
THIS IS A GUN!
Sen. J. B. Jennings, R-7-Baltimore and Harford counties said that “We really need to reevaluate how kids are punished.” Hopefully, this will put some type of common sense and a dent in the “zero tolerance” discipline policies in Maryland public schools. The days of ruining a child’s life over ‘Hello Kitty’ bubble guns, pastry guns, playing “save the world” and playing with imaginary weapons of pointing your finger and thumb like a gun need to end and end now!
A Maryland lawmaker has introduced legislation after a 7-year-old boy in his district was suspended for shaping a pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun. The Star Democrat reports that Republican Sen. J.B. Jennings introduced a bill that would prohibit schools from suspending students for seemingly harmless childish acts, such as playing games with fingers pointed like guns or chewing food into the shape of a firearm. “These kids can’t comprehend what they are doing or the ramifications of their actions,” Jennings told the paper. “These suspensions are going on their permanent records and could have lasting effects on their educations.”
From the Star Democrat: Jennings put Senate Bill 1058 – The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013:
From kids getting kicked out of school for playing games with fingers pointed like guns on the Eastern Shore, to chewing their breakfast pastry into “gun-like” shapes in Baltimore, Jennings said the local trend is getting worse not better. “These kids can’t comprehend what they are doing or the ramifications of their actions,” he said. “These suspensions are going on their permanent records and could have lasting effects on their educations.” The bill, entitled “Education [-] The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013,” proposes what Jennings called in his press release clear, straightforward guidelines on what is and what is not acceptable when handling matters that amount to “children being children.” The bill describes appropriate discipline that must be adhered to during counseling students of all grade levels in any Maryland school that uses public funds, stated Jennings. The bill includes a counseling and disciplinary protocol for violations by school administrators. According to Jennings, another of the bill’s provisions makes it impossible for minor incidents, such as those in the recent news, from being entered into the students’ permanent academic record, unless it involves an upper-school student intent on repeatedly violating school policies with regards to firearms and/or violence.
How sad is it that we have reached a level of political correctness and stupidity that we would have to pass such a law?