Thursday, July 6, 2017

Here's The Greatest News Photo In Baton Rouge History

You gotta click through to the picture...

Here's The Greatest News Photo In Baton Rouge History: "...Dudley DeBosier advertises on the sides of buses, right? Well, if you didn’t know that before you’ll certainly know it now – because that fact animates perhaps – as the headline says – the greatest news photo in the history of Baton Rouge."

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

How the Southern Poverty Law Center Enraged Nominal Conservatives Into Betraying Free Speech Values | Popehat

Three things to comment on here...Ken's take on this is spot-on.

Free speech is free speech. Just because you don't like what someone is saying doesn't mean it is wrong. Granted, it can't be libelous, either.

This is where the "Liberty Counsel" group chose the wrong target. If they feel they are being libeled, they should have gone after SPLC instead of GuideStar. But they know that would have cost them a lot more in legal fees.

The last thing is the description of the SPLC...They themselves have become a "hate" group by calling anyone who they don't like a "hate" group:

There are many reasons to criticize the modern SPLC,1 which has sadly fallen from a group that once fought Klansmen and Nazis to protect rights down to the level of a shrill, doctrinaire, orthodox-leftist flailing denouncer of miscellaneous petty thoughtcrime. It is no longer to be trusted or taken seriously. If you want your money to support people protecting the powerless from violent bigotry rather than funding the sophomoric assembly of tendentious enemies lists, you should donate elsewhere.

I am sure there are better ways to spend your  support dollars.

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How the Southern Poverty Law Center Enraged Nominal Conservatives Into Betraying Free Speech Values | Popehat: "The latest culprit is Liberty Counsel, a group that litigates in pursuit of what it identifies as Christian values. Liberty Counsel has sued GuideStar, a database of charities, over GuideStar's controversial adoption of the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate group" designation of entities including Liberty Counsel, which GuideStar later retracted. Liberty Counsel's complaint — which you can read here — is simply vexatious and unethical. It is — to abandon my pretense of decorum for a moment — a thoroughly contemptible and un-American piece of shit, and the lawyers who filed it deserve scorn. Liberty Counsel has filed a frivolous, censorious lawsuit against Guidestar in a cynical and craven attempt to avoid the more well-funded and ready-to-litigate PLC."

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