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My eyes glazed over as terror-promoting imam Anjem Choudary of London jabbered breathlessly on and on on Hannity last night. But at last the Great American had had his fill:
“You’re one sick miserable evil S.O.B but thank you for coming on anyway.”
Anjem Choudary is best known for praising the Muslim atrocities of 9/11/01 and 7/7/05; calling for the imposition of sharia law in Britain and the assassination of the Pope; and giving his stamp of approval to murder and rape by Muslims.
But he’s also made a positive contribution to public discourse. For example, he has openly spelled out the Muslim strategy of using demographics to conquer Britain. Having been warned, if the British don’t prevent it from happening, they will have only their own feckless moonbattery to blame for their annihilation.
Choudary also helpfully laid to rest belief if a chimerical entity called the “moderate Muslim” with this remark:
You cannot be a non-practicing vegetarian. Therefore, similarly, if you’re a Muslim, you submit to the Sharia.
By extension, if you don’t support killing any infidels who won’t submit to dhimmitude, you aren’t a Muslim. Only by recognizing that this attitude is a key component of Islamic ideology can the world defend itself.
On a tip from SR. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.
Now, they make an interesting excuse. The company that sold and can service the ship are located in Rhode Island. They say it has nothing to do with avoiding the taxes.
Of course, in 6 months, he will have avoided the tax and can move the yacht back to Nantucket without concern for taxes. I guess we will know in 6 months if he is telling the truth or not. Write it on your calendar.
John Kerry, who fights on behalf of the little people on whose backs the rich get richer by avoiding taxes most Americans can’t afford to dodge, is seeing to it that the little people aren’t burdened by an extra $500k in his home state’s tax coffers.
From the Boston Herald:
Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.
Isabel – Kerry’s luxe, 76-foot New Zealand-built Friendship sloop with an Edwardian-style, glossy varnished teak interior, two VIP main cabins and a pilothouse fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage – was designed by Rhode Island boat designer Ted Fontaine.
But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern.
Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven – like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau – for tax-skirting luxury yacht owners?
Why am I not surprised?
Mary Frances Berry admitted this at the Politico:
Professor of American Social Thought and History, U. Penn. :
Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.
And, there you have it. Democrats are flinging the r-word as a political maneuver. We all knew it. Now they admit it.
LEON—An Amish teen who tried to flee police faces charges of alcohol possession and “overdriving an animal” after he crashed his getaway vehicle— a horse and buggy.
Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies reported over the weekend that Levi E. Detweiler, 17, ran a stop sign and refused officers’ attempts to stop the buggy. Deputies chased Detweiler for about three quarters of a mile, and when he tried an unsafe turn into a driveway, he crashed the horse and buggy in a ditch. The teen then fled on foot but was found later in the area.
The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau completed an investigation and charged the youth with possession of alcohol by someone under 21, overdriving an animal, second degree reckless endangerment, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle in the incident that occurred at about 1:30 a. m. last Monday. He is free on $500 bail.
Iowa Sheriff Refuses Gun Permit Because Person Is Pro-Life And Politically Active. Judge Overturns And Orders Sheriff To Class On US Constitution!
Can he order the president to take the same class?
Here’s a lighter story for fans of McDonald and Heller, and perhaps a reminder of just how much gun rights have become mainstream. A week ago, a federal judge in Iowa ordered Osceola County Sheriff Douglas Weber to take an in-depth course on the US Constitution after overturning his decision to deny Paul Dorr a concealed-carry permit. Weber had rejected Dorr’s application because of his political activism:
A federal judge has lambasted an Iowa sheriff for denying a gun permit to an outspoken government watchdog and anti-abortion advocate whom some in the area considered “weird.”
It was wrong for Osceola County Sheriff Douglas Weber to deny Paul Dorr of Ocheyedan a permit to carry a concealed weapon three years ago, according to a court ruling issued Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett also ordered Weber to successfully complete a court-approved course on the U.S. Constitution within five months.
“In denying (Dorr) a concealed weapons permit, Sheriff Weber single-handedly hijacked the First Amendment and nullified its freedoms and protections,” Bennett wrote in the ruling. ….
“The court finds a tsunami, a maelstrom, an avalanche, of direct uncontroverted evidence in Sheriff Weber’s own testimony to conclude beyond all doubt that he unquestionably violated the First Amendment rights of … Paul Dorr,” Bennett wrote in the decision.
Pre-Obamacare: It’s NOT An Unpopular Tax. Post-Obamacare: Now, It’s A Tax, Because We Don’t Have The Right To Force You To Buy Anything.
The mandate that requires citizens to buy insurance is not defined under any power of the Constitution. The federal government is not allowed to compel anyone to purchase products they want us to.
This left them in a quandary. How to convince people they could have a power that is not theirs. Well, as we saw, in the end, they ignored what the US wanted anyway an forced it, but before that, they did actually try to push the lie.
So, Dems started using a lame “Interstate Commerce” excuse. It didn’t stand up to any examination, since Congress limited all interstate health insurance anyway (which was to set the stage for ObamaCare) So, the only real excuse they could come up with was “it’s a tax”.
There are several problems with this new self-appointed power that Congress granted itself. First, by this argument, any Congressman could push a bill requiring everyone in the US to purchase something from a company they own. That is tyranny. Secondly, nothing in the Constitution allows for forcing anyone to purchase something.
This resulted in additional problems for the Dems in the days leading up to ObamaCare. First, at the time, Obama was still pushing his “no middle class taxes” lies. Second, because the argument of tax was so weak, they would get reamed by every intelligent person out there. Finally, no one wanted to hear “tax” when the economy was so weak. The result: “It’s not a tax. We can do it because of ‘Interstate Commerce"’”
Well, now the courts are involved. A lot of states called bullshit on the Dems arguments and reality is setting in. The lies are starting to be exposed and they realize that the only chance they have to defend this in court is to say it’s a tax and hope the courts are stupid.
When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”
And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.
Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.