Tag Archive: ACLU

Bios & Biases

Every so often, so many items capture my attention that I either have to get them down on paper or accept the fact that I can never hope to catch up. But never let it be said that Prelutsky took the easy, logical, sane, commonsensical, approach. To get the ball rolling, let me confess that…

Was This the Day the ACLU Lost its Integrity?

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(I am taking the liberty of posting here an excerpt from my book “Journalism and Other Atrocities”  (2010). Fortunately, I am the only person who can do this without having to pay royalties.) In 1963, toward the end of my tenure at the Philadelphia Inquirer, I began to think that I would like to get…

Obama Moves Another Step Closer to Tyranny

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's home by Los Angeles County Sheriff's officers in Cerritos, California

If you need proof that President Obama places little value on the Constitution he has sworn to protect, go visit the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles and ask to take a peek at Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man who produced that God-awful film called “The Innocence of Muslims.” Nakoula, if that is his name…

The ACLU Shuts Down Father-Daughter Dances

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Fathers can no longer take their daughters to father-daughter school dances in the state of Rhode Island. A law suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union put the kibosh on such time-honored, festive events. It seems that a mother complained to the ACLU because there was no father in the house to take her…

Delay Execution, But Not Abortion

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A couple of stories caught my eye this week.  One was about those whacky, naked kids over at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), protesting in Seattle against fishing because fish are intelligent, sensitive animals that feel stress and pain when they are hooked or hauled up in nets. On a more somber…

Disagreement = Hate Speech

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Last month, a teacher in Florida was temporarily reassigned to a non-student contact position because of something he wrote on Facebook.  “I’m watching the news, eating dinner when the story about New York okaying same-sex unions came on and I almost threw up.  And now they showed two guys kissing after their announcement.  If they want to call it…

Drug Free for Free Money

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Anyone who’s ever read my posts knows how much I hate government waste.  The only thing I hate more than the government hemorrhaging money is the lack of oversight and accountability to the taxpayers. I work for my husband so I don’t have to drug test.  But think of how many millions of workers have…

I Thought Affirmative Action Was a Good Thing

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If affirmative action was such a great idea, then why is the left branding anyone a racist who might suggest that President Obama benefitted from the policy? Donald Trump has brought the President’s academic record into the spotlight by asking how he gained admittance to Columbia University and Harvard Law School after having less than…