Thursday, June 30, 2005

The largest freakin zit in the whole world

This is amazing, try to watch the entire video without throwing up

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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Joe Bannister

What happens when you swear an oath to uphold the law in the service of an organization who acts like it is above it? Ex-IRS agent Joe Bannister was a CPA who decided to try public service by working for the IRS. Research that he did on his own led him to believe that the income tax is enforced illegally. Going to his superiors with his research led to an invitation for his resignation a week later. The story isn't over, the government has gone after him for vocalizing the research that he has done. This week is the first week of his trial. Read the story here

I hope Joe kicks their ass.

Update 6/23/05: Joe Bannister acquitted. Read full story and links here

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Saturday, June 11, 2005

My Pick for Chief Justice

Respondents Diane Monson and Angel Raich use marijuana that has never been bought or sold, that has never crossed state lines, and that has had no demonstrable effect on the national market for marijuana. If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually anything—and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers.
Justice Clarence Thomas in his dissent in Gonzales v Raich (03-1454)
Here's another quote from his dissent:

If the majority is to be taken seriously, the Federal Government may now regulate quilting bees, clothes drives, and potluck suppers throughout the 50 States. This makes a mockery of Madison’s assurance to the people of New York that the "powers delegated" to the Federal Government are "few and defined," while those of the States are "numerous and indefinite."
Just for recognizing that the federal government is actually limited by the Constitution sold me. Now, if only there were a strict constructionist majority on the Supreme Court. . .

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