Archives for category: Justice

The Wall Street Journal came out with the prediction that the GOP would carry the day on the upcoming midterm elections. Small wonder, now that the once venerable financial newspaper is now owned by Rupert Murdock, the British tabloid/paparazzi mogul, and his minions at News Corp.

It seems that everything that he touches turns into an extreme, radical right wing enterprise. Balanced and impartial news coverage ‘be damned’.

I still am amazed how this Australian/American can hold such sway on so many of our citizens, in light of the disgrace he has managed to bring to his publications in GB.Jack 2012 cropped

 

 

 

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Have you ever noticed the resemblance between Ted Cruz and Joe McCarthy?

Who says there is no such thing as reincarnation?Joe McCarthy

 

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Commissioner Adam Silver of the NBA really brought the hammer down  on LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. It really presents a very strong message to owners of sports franchises, business leaders, politicians and educators, that bigotry in any form cannot be tolerated.

Our nation has  come a long way since President Johnson’s civil rights legislation. Obviously, we still have a long way to go. Isn’t it time that we accelerate our progress?Jack 2012 cropped

 

 

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It seems that every time I turn around my right to freedom of speech is further diminished.

The Supreme Court, today, put another nail into that coffin. The extreme right wing of that august body can’t get over equating money with  the freedom of expression. I don’t think it is difficult to realize that my voice is trampled upon every time the Court rules in favor of the ‘Fat Cats’ being allowed to spend, God knows how much, on political campaigns.

Can justices be impeached?Jack 2012 cropped

 

 

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I think that the punishment doled out to General Jeffrey Sinclair amounted to a slap on the wrist with a wet noodle. When he tenders his resignation, he may get only the retirement benefits of a bird colonel. That will be tough to live on.

What it shows to me is that high-ranking officers are looking out for each other. Military law be damned.

Let’s hope that the views of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be revisited sooner than later.Jack 2012 cropped

 

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I was pleased to hear that Gov. Brewer vetoed Arizona’s anti gay bill. I wonder what would happen if it had not been vetoed and became law. The next step might have been to pass legislation requiring gays, lesbians and other undesirables to have ID tattoos etched upon their arms so that they can be readily identified.

It wasn’t surprising to see that Rupert Murdock and his minions at the Wall Street Journal, Fox News and News Corp. refer to the legislation as the Religious Freedom Bill.

I believe that it was a very thinly disguised discrimination bill.  Jack 2012 cropped

 

 

 

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I just don’t get it. Michael Dunn was convicted on three charges of attempted second-degree murder. Were there not four kids in that vehicle? I think that he needed to be found guilty on four accounts of attempted murder. That he was successful in his attempt to murder Jordan Davis, means it does not count. It just doesn’t make sense to  me.

I think that the Florida judicial system is greatly flawed.

It makes me wonder what the outcome of the trial would be if the tables had been turned. Suppose that it was a black man who shot into a car full of white kids for playing ‘heavy metal’ music loudly. Would the verdict been the same? Would the prosecution have been so lax in their pursuit of a stronger conviction? I doubt it.Jack 2012 cropped

 

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