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Bill Ayers admits writing Obama's book. OK, maybe he was kidding. Who knows? Photo is home-grown commie terrorist Prof. Ayers. I hope he was paid for his work.
Another Obama nominee nutjob. She wants polygamy. Where do they find these people? I mean, like, who could afford polygamy except multimillionaires? Well, but on the other hand, you could send them all out to work and just hang out and collect their paychecks...
Is "Obama Trauma" beginning to sink in? (Ms. Robin, note you have mixed up cow-tipping with kowtowing. "Cow towing" is a distasteful sexist term for a method of removing a spouse from the mall)
Australian police are gearing up for an annual crackdown on motor-racing fans - limiting race-goers to 24 cans of beer a day. Spectators at the Bathurst 1000 - a three-day race meeting staged this week - will be told to stick to just the one "slab" of beer while at the racetrack. Wine-drinkers must also show restraint, facing a four litres per day limit.
One carton or four bottles of wine per day? Have the Aussies become pussy drinkers?
I used to think that giving away the Panama Canal was the dumbest thing Carter did, but nowadays I think it was creating a Federal Dept of Education. Education is neither a Federal responsibility nor a Federal power.
The Ayers story is a joke, as Billy Boy is further quoted as saying that if you can prove I wrote Dreams From My Father, we can split the royalties. Billy Boy is just jacking our chains. So what else is new?
What is interesting is that Bill Ayers has been quoted on the authorship of Dreams From My Father twice in the last week. HotAir cites The Corner , which cites Will Englund of National Journal.
It sounds like Ayers is jerking some chains. From National Journal (no link):
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009
National Journal caught up with Ayers at a recent book festival where he was exhorting a small crowd of listeners to remember that they are citizens, not subjects. "Open your eyes," he said. "Pay attention. Be astonished. Act, and doubt." When he finished speaking, we put the authorship question right to him. For a split second, Ayers was nonplussed. Then an Abbie Hoffmanish, steal-this-book-sort-of-smile lit up his face. He gently took National Journal by the arm. "Here's what I'm going to say. This is my quote. Be sure to write it down: 'Yes, I wrote Dreams From My Father. I ghostwrote the whole thing. I met with the president three or four times, and then I wrote the entire book.'" He released National Journal's arm, and beamed in Marxist triumph. "And now I would like the royalties." —Will Englund
The previous citation was from Ann Leary at the airport. This could simply more of Bill Ayers jerking our chain, as The Corner puts it, and as I put it before reading The Corner. Or could it be that Ayers is sending a message to the White House to tell the Justice Department to lay off any further investigation of his and his wife Bernadine’s previous deeds? There has been some pressure from outside the government this year to further investigate.
Given how Holder held off on prosecuting the Panthers, this should be a slam dunk.
Obama nominee nutjob: very probably, but I feel you've chosen the wrong point to prove it. The fact is that polygamy runs through a lot of cultures, including Jewish culture -- I don't know when Jews ended the practice but the Old Testament speaks of it with acceptance.
I believe that the 19th century Mormons had as much right to practice polygamy as Catholics had to practice monogamy. I think they still do -- the First Amendment guarantees the free practice of religion (human sacrifice is clearly too much). Yes, there would be problems with accepting polygamy. Yes, some polygamist groups are coercing young women against their real wishes and are hard on their own teen boys. So you go after those problems, not polygamy as such.
hah... I had to look up 'regicide'. How interesting.
I think the rest of your suggestions are already in place. The prostitution thing has always been hopping on the hill, and good for us for accepting homosexual stepping-out on both sides fair 'n balanced. It's a mere matter of time before our no-longer revered WH will be anointed The Temple and some Chicago Sicilian appointed Temple Czar. Temple rules will demand he remove most of the vowels from his name and replace them with 'K's' and 'G's'. Animal sacrifice? Been there, done that with Ms. McKinney, that phone-thowin' virago. I could come up with some more stretching of the First Amendment in this manner, but the rituals of religion that some seem so blithely to accept make my head smoke.