If nothing else, you have to admire Heath Campbell’s perseverance. In 2009, he and his then-wife Deborah lost custody of their four children, all of whom had been given names of notable Nazis. His son, the first to be born, was called Adolf Hitler Campbell.
Now, three wives and a fiancée later, Campbell is at it again.
How would you define chutzpah? Here are three anecdotes, any of which could appear in a dictionary definition as an illustrative example:
A postal worker who ran marathons found her race times improved after she began drawing federal disability checks for an alleged back injury.
Immigration-rights protest in LA, 2010 (Photo: Al Seib, LA Times)
It’s as bad as the Tea Party thinks it is. It’s worse. In some ways, it’s a pig in a poke: it’s not about immigration as much as it is about changing the way government business is done in the United States.
A couple of points up front.
Legal immigration is good
First, I am a pro-immigration voter. Not only am I pro-immigration, I am happy Continue reading
In a campaign fundraising email posted Tuesday at Weasel Zippers, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she’s “sick and tired” of “useless” House Republicans blocking Barack Obama’s progressive agenda, and claims the only way to fix the “problem” is to elect more liberal Democrats.
“I can’t do that alone,” she said in the DCCC email. “I need your people-power to back me up.”
An Oklahoman sentenced to death for brutally killing three people in cold blood is about to be a free man. The reason for the reversal is not that new evidence has been uncovered that exonerates the man. In fact, he has confessed to the crimes of his own free will. Rather, the murders took place on Indian land, and the state lacks the authority to prosecute him.
NewsOK reports that 50-year-old David Magnan’s murder convictions were voided by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Pursuant to the ruling, he was ordered removed from death row, where he has been held since 2004.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. So we were told repeatedly by the upstanding, nonviolent citizens who took to the streets in protest during the administration of George W. Bush. Such an individual is shown at the left, carrying a likeness of the former president, augmented by a Hitler mustache and swinging from a noose.
Defining civil disobedience down
Getting tired of lesbians, bisexuals, gays, transgendereds, pro-abortion choicers, Sandra Fluke anti-conceptionists, and now Espionage Act-violating leakers of national security secrets attempting to usurp the noble civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.? This content-of-character dreamer is.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), one of our tea partier conservative Republican heroes, disappointed us this week when he conflated the domestic spying revelations of Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor currently now living in Hong Kong under the “protection” of the Communist Chinese government, with a southern Baptist preacher who willingly sacrificed his personal liberty to oppose unjust laws denying blacks equal rights under the United States Constitution. Here’s Paul:
File this one under “aren’t you glad we didn’t elect an idiot like Sarah Palin to be one heartbeat away from the president?” Actually, according to the current buffoon who is a heartbeat away from the president, we didn’t elect George W. Bush in 2000 etiher. Maybe it is his dementia kicking in or maybe he’s in a time warp, but Joe Biden claimed at a fundraiser for Ed Markey on Tuesday that Al Gore had actually won and that the Supreme Court was wrong.
It wouldn’t be an American political scandal if there weren’t an element of farce in it. There is a whole periodic table of farce in this one, so it’s hard to choose, but I guess I pick, as Farce Number One, the inability of U.S. national intelligence to find Edward Snowden after he fled overseas and checked into a Hong Kong hotel. I’ll let you know if that changes.
I imagine readers have a clear picture of what’s going on with this NSA collection scandal, but let’s clarify one aspect of it. The phone data collection involves metadata only, at least Continue reading
What difference does it make?
As if the Obama administration were not up to its eyeballs in scandals, Fox News reports that an internal memo from the State Department’s inspector general reveals that the agency tried to cover up several crimes. The memo calls into question the Department’s ability to investigate wrongdoing by its staff.