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Re: “Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs bill for stricter abortion clinic regulations

This is just my two cents, and I'm no legal scholar:

 I think that these type of "laws" might fall under the rubric of "Bill of Attainder".  It is defined as, "...an act of a legislature declaring a person or group of persons guilty of some crime and punishing them without benefit of a judicial trial."

Because these places have done nothing wrong, these a-holes seek to create ways to make them non-compliant or criminal without the "inconvenience" of having to prove any wrongdoing.

Posted by FriedmanIsDead on 05/18/2011 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Area Republicans liked ObamaCare when it went by a different name

You pay for other people's bad eating habits right now.  What the hell do you think insurance premiums are based on?!?!?  Ding! Ding! Ding! It's other people's bad habits. The difference is do we want a private company setting the prices for other people's bad habits or do we want the government doing it?  Your wallet still stays in your back pocket, the check just gets made out to a different entity.

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Posted by FriedmanIsDead on 05/17/2011 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Area Republicans liked ObamaCare when it went by a different name

I don't think you or anyone else on here is a spokesperson for the "liberal northeast" so I am not going to put words in their mouths.  

What I do know about Vermont is they have a very strong 3rd party there that has a very progressive agenda which drives the needle left.  In Vermont, they elected people who ran on a platform to have their own single payer system.  The legislature passed the bill and made it law.  All that means is the government is going to administer it.  It has nothing to do with people's health or eating habits.  The people of Vermont and Texas are free to have whatever healthcare system they choose, so long as it meets the minimum standards set forth in the Affordable Care Act. In this case, Vermont chose a single-payer system and I hope that it becomes a model for the rest of the country.

I am neither fat nor lazy. I am gainfully employed and have enough sense not to go spouting off about something I know nothing about, unlike you.

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Posted by FriedmanIsDead on 05/17/2011 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Area Republicans liked ObamaCare when it went by a different name

Well surely if your statement about the viability of a single payer system in Vermont but not in Texas is true, then you have some sort of evidence to support that assertion.  We'll wait...

Posted by FriedmanIsDead on 05/17/2011 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Why are you even here?: Six bands' random appearances in film

White Zombie in Airheads
Primus in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey

Posted by FriedmanIsDead on 05/11/2011 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Jonathan Villarreal, 17, claims cops shocked him with Taser and broke his arm because his pants were sagging

Regardless of who this kid is, use of tasers seems to have become excessive. It seems like officers use tasers to make their jobs easier, not to make them more effective as officers. I think this type of force is used waaaay to often. So a kid gives you some lip, well being a cop, people are going to give you lip, that's part of the gig. It doesn't mean you need to tase them. Tasers should be used when suspects pose a risk, a kid with an attitude and his "pants on the ground" does not seem to constitute a risky situation, especially with more than one officer present. Totally uncalled for.

Posted by FriedmanIsDead on 05/03/2011 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Sam Brownback cuts taxes of aspiring seed salespeople

You forgot going to the livestock auction and high school football. Those are the other two things that prospective residents of Western KS would have to look forward to.

Posted by FriedmanIsDead on 04/22/2011 at 12:41 PM

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