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Texas Conservatives Provide All The Proof We Need







” Howard Dean thinks Governor Scott Walker isn’t qualified to be President because he doesn’t have a college degree.. really what does having a college degree prove… President Obama has one and he is as incompetent a President as we’ve ever had.. and if Howard Dean thinks having a college degree in some reality proves you’re smart.. well we submit to him as indisputable evidence to the contrary the following... “












The Supreme Court’s New Term Could Be One Of The Most Historic In Years




” Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench for a new term Monday with a number of cases on the docket that could affect the Nation for decades to come.

An article published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday concedes that the court’s conservative justices — if they agree among themselves — have the opportunity to “shift the law to the right on abortion, contraception, religion and campaign funding.” Journalists writing for Buzzfeed,The Washington Post and The New York Times’ editorial board have expressed similar sentiments upon reviewing the list of cases the Nation’s highest court is slated to hear in the current term, which extends into summer.

Here’s a look at a few of the cases on the docket: “










No Silver Linings To SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision




” Put me down, however, on the pessimistic side of the ledger. I think this is a setback for the cause of returning the nation to the color-blind principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. A majority of the Court, it seems to me, continues to agree that “diversity” in higher education is a compelling government interest that survives the strictest of scrutiny by the judiciary. Until Grutter v. Bollinger, the 2003 case that blessed affirmative action in university admissions, the Court had found that the only use of race that could qualify as a compelling government interest was in wartime — and that was in the Japanese internment case, Korematsu. To compare diversity in higher education to the nation’s ability to defend itself while at war showed how mistaken the Court was in Grutter.

In Fisher, the Court declined to reconsider this terrible mistake. Instead, it returned the case to the 5th Circuit for further proceedings because it wants the lower court to seriously examine whether any individual affirmative action program was “narrowly tailored” to achieve the goal of racial diversity in higher education. This left the basic law of Grutter unchanged and only ensures that challenges to affirmative action will focus on the ways that schools measure and count an applicant’s skin color — not on the unconstitutionality of using skin color at all.


    Affirmative action is a direct affront to the bedrock principle of “equal before the law” and the Fisher case presented the Roberts court with a golden opportunity to right this error of reason once and for all which they failed to do . Shame on them . The politicization of the judiciary is complete and liberty loving people should harbor no illusions as to the respect that this present court holds towards our Constitution .

  The transformation is complete . We the people are truly on truly on our own . The government has become nothing more than a self-perpetuating Leviathan and cares not a whit for history , equality , liberty , Constitutionality , or the rule of law . Between the president , congress and the courts we are now o believe that the law is whatever THEY say it is . 





Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court



” In a 7-1 decision that drew several liberal votes, justices directed a lower appellate court to examine more closely the University of Texas’s admissions policies that can take race into account. Though the university now faces tougher scrutiny, the decision leaves intact an earlier ruling that allows affirmative action for colleges.

“A university must make a showing that its plan is narrowly tailored to achieve the only interest that this court has approved in this context, the benefits of a student body diversity that encompasses a broad array of qualifications and characteristics of which racial or ethnic origin is but a single though important element,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority.

The decision sends the affirmative action challenge back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is supposed to determine “whether the university has offered sufficient evidence to prove that its admissions program is narrowly tailored to obtain the educational benefits of diversity.”

The decision may be most notable for what it does not do.

Frustrating the hopes of some conservatives, including justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, the court’s majority did not use the University of Texas case to overturn an earlier 2003 decision involving the University of Michigan.

The Supreme Court in its 2003 decision upheld the University of Michigan Law School’s use of race as one factor among many.”





  Read the whole thing to understand just how effective the ” long march ” towards progressivism has been . The irony of the sixties hippies who preached death to authority morphing into statists par excellence is almost too much to bear .

 ” While you may know Hilda Solis as the current U.S. Labor Secretary, what you might not know is that she was once a left-wing politician with the backing of organized labor and radical causes. Research into the student newspaper of East Los Angeles College, one of the colleges of her former Los Angeles congressional district, reveal as much.

Solis’s activism, in fact, wasn’t always backed by the keenest of social science and often reflected a far left viewpoint. Take these few examples:

  • August 25th, 1999, she participated in an “environmental justice” lecture.
  • In October 1987 she participated in a Compton Community College conference entitled “Women Moving Progressively Into the 21st Century” alongside accused cop killer accomplice and Communist Angela Davis.
  • Her most strident activism came on behalf of affirmative action and increases in the minimum wage law. On October 9, 1996, Solis, then California’s first Latina state senator, equated support for the minimum wage law to support for civil rights at a pro-racial preferences rally, according to accounts in the Campus News, the student newspaper of East Los Angeles College.

At that rally, Solis linked opposition to efforts to undo racial preferences to a minimum wage ballot initiative. “Solis asked people to support Proposition 210, the minimum wage bill. It’s not that different [from opposing Proposition 209, the anti-racial preferences ballot initiative], because most of the people who get minimum wage, are minorities,” wrote Laurie Epinosa for the student newspaper on October 9, 1996. “

Illustration By Gary Varvel

Rodney Graves at Wizbang puts forth his theory as to why the left , Obama and Elizabeth Warren in particular find nothing wrong with giving government credit for ALL advancement …

” The “Inconvenient Truth” was of
course his adoption of Elizabeth
“Fauxcahontis” Warren’s stated belief that no one can create a product or service without the benign assistance of Government.

   In both Obama’s case and
Warren’s case, they clearly have cause to believe this as their life histories are replete with unearned accolades and advancement via entitlement. Both are the antithesis of advancement via merit, and
demonstrate just how little value there is to advancement via quota.”

Video of the Day


  This speaks of the dems as the ultimate in pandering politician/actors …. they are whatever YOU wish to believe they are , black when that’s what benefits them , Cherokee if they see advantage , chameleons are they . There is no substance , just self advancement .

” The nearly simultaneous exposure of the false claims of Elizabeth Warren to Cherokee ancestry and Obama’s to Kenyan nationality is an example of two events that are not quite a pure coincidence. While each of these episodes is causally unrelated, what we’re seeing is the same process working itself out in two distinct cases.

As all the world knows, an author’s bio written in the early ’90s stated that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. There is little or no possibility that it was printed without his knowledge. (One of
the similarities between the two cases is that the institutions involved simply repeated what the
principals said.) The bio made the Kenya claim because that’s what Obama told its fabricators to put down. Furthermore, the claim was
allowed to stand for over a decade, being edited out only in 2006.

So what are we to make of this? “

” But Indian in the sense of checking the “Are you Native American?” box on the Association of American Law Schools form,
which Elizabeth Warren did for much of her adult life. According to her, she’s part Cherokee and part Delaware. Not in the Joe Biden sense, I hasten to add, but Delaware in the sense of the Indian tribe named in honor of the home state of Big F—kin’ Chief Dances With Plugs.   How does she know she’s a Cherokee maiden? Well, she cites her grandfather’s “high cheekbones,” and says the Indian stuff is part of her family “lore.” Which was evidently good enough for Harvard Lore School when they were looking to rack up a few affirmative-action credits. ”


” Martin Luther King dreamed of a day when men would be judged not on the color of their skin but on the content of their great-great-great-grandmother’s wedding license application. “