Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on June 30, 2014 by Allahpundit

1) The government must provide religious accommodations to for-profit companies

Corporations aren’t people, but they are owned by people, and the religious beliefs of those people must be protected regardless of how those people choose to incorporate their businesses. The court ruled today that the accommodations provided to non-profit religious organizations by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act also apply to for-profit companies.

“[W]e hold that a federal regulation’s restriction on the activities of a for-profit closely held corporation must comply with [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” Alito wrote in the majority decision.

It’s a big win for religious liberty and against the belief that your faith no longer matters once you decide to open a business.

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Just as notable is what the Supreme Court’s ruling did not do. Women who work for the plaintiffs, Hobby Lobby, remain able to use their employer-provided insurance coverage to finance the most popular forms of contraception. They remain free to use their wages to finance the ones Hobby Lobby will not cover. They remain free to find other jobs, too, if they want employer-provided insurance coverage that includes the abortifacients to which Hobby Lobby objects. Congress remains free to enact a new law that requires employers to cover abortifacients and contraceptives and explicitly rules out any RFRA exemptions. It remains free, for that matter, to repeal RFRA altogether.

The ruling does not even make it clear whether the Little Sisters of the Poor will, in the end, remain free from the requirement that they authorize another party to provide contraceptive coverage. That question will be answered in a different case. The Court’s ruling today, in short, is an extremely limited one. It does not even restore the full scope of freedom employers had in these matters as recently as 2012. Nobody then, you may recall, was agitated over the fact that throughout the entire course of American history up to that point, their supposed “rights” to free contraceptive coverage from employers had been continuously violated.

It can be safely predicted that any change in birth rates and rates of contraceptive use based on this ruling will be undetectable. All that has changed is that employers are a little freer to refuse to engage in conduct they consider religiously objectionable. That this increase in freedom makes some people so very upset tells us more about them than about the Court’s ruling.

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The Supreme Court had already granted all kinds of other special rights and powers to corporations — including "corporate personhood" or the right for businesses to be treated as people under the law. And because corporations are people, the Court has ruled that corporate spending to influence elections is equivalent to speech and cannot be infringed. At a time when economic inequality is reaching record highs and support for big business is at an all time low, the Supreme Court has consistently seen fit to confer more and more power and privilege to already powerful and privileged corporations. At a time when we should be putting more checks and balances in place for corporate America, the Supreme Court is loosening the reigns.

Moreover, this case is a perversion of religious freedom. Our values of religious freedom and tolerance were meant to protect individuals in our nation from the tyranny of government and business. Recall that in the earliest days of American history, it was not only the King of England but the powerful East India Company out from under the mutual thumb of which American colonists were trying to crawl. Moreover, as I have written previously, freedom of religion explicitly includes not only the freedom to practice one's religion but to be free from the imposition of someone else's religion. The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cannot be allowed to impose their religious beliefs on their employees.

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[The reaction is] instructive because it demonstrates the extent to which the Left is emotionally and ideologically committed to the power of the regulatory state. For some time, the Left has been selling the public and the courts on the notion that somehow the act of forming a corporation and opening for business operates as an effective waiver of your most basic liberties, including free speech, free exercise of religion, and virtually the entire panoply of property rights. In effect, your business is not “your” business at all, but instead all aspects of its operations exist at the whim of the state, and if the state wants to draft you into its child-killing abortion crusade — or wants to muzzle you during political campaigns – then you best salute and fall in line…

The desire to make money does not act as a waiver of constitutional or statutory rights, nor is it morally suspect, but it certainly is indispensable to a system of free enterprise that all too many on the Left view as the enemy of “social justice.” As one of my colleagues at the ACLJ stated (full disclosure: We filed seven lawsuits against the mandate, filed an amicus brief in the Hobby Lobby case, have two mandate cases before the Supreme Court now, and have filed more than a dozen amicus briefs against the mandate nationwide), “If anything rivals the Left’s passion on the abortion issue, it’s their commitment to the regulatory state.”

When a case combines elements of both issues, for the Left a loss is cataclysmic. And if much of your public “argument” depends on creating a sense of cultural inevitability, then a dramatic halt to the latest leap forward of the allegedly unstoppable sexual revolution and regulatory state is a cause for leftist weeping indeed.

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All signs Monday pointed to the fact that Democrats would rather stage a political fight over the issue than quickly resolve it for the affected women. Both the Democratic Party and the White House Twitter accounts spend much of the day rallying people to outrage on social media over the decision. “It’s time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women,” tweeted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Legal observers say it would not be difficult for the Obama Administration to resolve the situation unilaterally. The Department of Health and Human Services has already taken unilateral executive action to ensure that women employed by religious nonprofits get contraception coverage in cases where the employer declines to pay. “There was nothing in the statute that specifically allowed them to create the exemption for non-profit organizations so I don’t see why they couldn’t extend that to for-profit corporations,” said Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University and an expert on the Affordable Care Act’s regulations. “I don’t know why they couldn’t do it themselves.”

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The communications director for EMILY’s List said the ruling will motivate women to cast ballots come November.

“Ninety-nine percent of women of women aged 15-44 have used birth control – this should not be controversial,” Jess McIntosh told CNN. “But conservatives in every branch of government are determined to undermine our ability to make our medical decisions on our own – just like men do. Women have decided every election in recent memory. Women were watching today, and it will absolutely be a motivating factor in November.”
Some conservative women rejected the notion that the ruling will motive female voters to support Democratic candidates come November.

Concerned Women for America, a socially conservative group, said that it preserved “religious liberty for everyone, including the women represented by the other side.”

Alison Howard, the group’s communications director, said the ruling would motivate women in a different way: “This is so affirming to those women who believe in freedom and that’s bigger than those who believe that taxpayers should fund abortion inducing drugs and contraceptives.”

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2. “President Obama believes that women should make personal health care decisions for themselves, rather than their bosses deciding for them.”

Agreed, but there was nothing in the Supreme Court’s decision that took the decision away from women and gave it to their employer. Women are still free to obtain contraceptives.

Hobby Lobby wasn’t telling its employees that they couldn’t seek those contraceptives, just that the company wouldn’t pay for them through its health insurance.

That’s not the bosses deciding women’s health care decisions, that’s the bosses deciding not to cover something that wasn’t previously a required health care service.

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There is one way that House Republicans can stay a step ahead, however. That is following the lead of Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and more recently, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. (who is now running for U.S. Senate). That is, they should support a bill to allow oral contraceptives to be purchased over the counter

Philosophically, it’s consistent with limited government principles. It removes unnecessary government regulations and increases choice.

It doesn’t impose new burdens on businesses or religious institutions, nor does it require an increase in government health care spending.

And politically, it would also be beneficial to Republicans. It would make it a lot more difficult for Democrats to portray the GOP as being only interested in obstructing Democrats rather than supporting their own ideas, and harder to accuse Republicans of being broadly against access to birth control.

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The obvious solution to this dilemma is to take health insurance away from employers altogether. In a very, very limited way, the Obama administration has already done that by arranging for separate contraception coverage, via third party insurers, for churches and other truly religious organizations that object to such coverage. In principle, it could do the same here. And, over the long run, it’s easy enough to imagine a world in which employers were truly out of the health insurance business altogether—a world in which all people got health insurance directly from the government or tightly regulated insurers.

But the people and groups who oppose government’s providing insurance directly tend to be the same people who object to the contraception mandate. That’s not a coincidence. While I don’t doubt the religious objections to birth control are sincere, I do think they are masking another belief conservatives bring to this debate: As a general rule, conservatives don’t think government should be compelling them to pay for other people’s medical expenses. Voluntary insurance arrangements are fine, they say. But government shouldn’t be making them pay for other people—or for services they might not like, want, or use.

The Hobby Lobby case raises a whole bunch of important and complicated questions—about religious freedom, the definition of corporations, and so on. But fundamentally this is also a case about the responsibility each of us has for the well-being of our fellow man—and, yes, for our fellow woman.

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Via NRO.

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Via RCP.

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JONATHAN TURLEY: It’s a huge blow to the Obama administration. You know, this has been an awful ten days. They were previously found to be in violation of the Fourth Amendment and privacy. Then they were found to be in violation of the separation of powers, and now they have been found to be in violation of the First Amendment and the religion clauses. I mean, you just don’t want to get out of bed after a week like that.


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Last out for me…good night to all
Doobie Brothers – Give Me The Beat
lineholder on June 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Niters and sleep well, LH!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM

G’night lineholder…

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM

G’night lh…

OmahaConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Page 4 Ratso. Or Leo. Or Bishop, or….

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM

bimmcorp on June 30, 2014 at 11:49 PM

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You know what? Unless what I said was “otherwise objectionable” (and 25% of your side’s comments could also fall into that), nothing I wrote was remotely bannable under the terms of use.

And no, I didn’t beat or hit my wife.

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM

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We’re all taking your advice, and we’re “dealing with it” … so, what’s the problem?

listens2glenn on July 1, 2014 at 12:02 AM

canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 11:53 PM
Thanks. Copy that, canopfor.

Jaibones on June 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Jaibones:

canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Long day. I’m tired. I’m out. g’nite all. Sorry if I offended y’all…
bimmcorp on June 30, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Niters and sleep well, Bimm!

No apologies needed, Darlin’… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:02 AM

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Btw: It’s tallit-not ‘prayer shawls’.
I wouldn’t expect a Jew-hater like you to know that.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Don’t go wearing yourself out in the first inning. cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Yea,, it might get sporty here, huh?

wolly4321 on July 1, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Does the government pay HL back all the fines?

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:03 AM

You know what? Unless what I said was “otherwise objectionable” (and 25% of your side’s comments could also fall into that), nothing I wrote was remotely bannable under the terms of use.

And no, I didn’t beat or hit my wife.

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM

I would put mocking dead children under “otherwise objectionable”. Get lost.

Doc Holliday on June 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM

They were teenagers, not children. And no one has claimed responsibility for their supposed kidnapping. And Muslims have also condemned this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/jews-muslims-pray-for-missing-teens_n_5511385.html.

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

And no, I didn’t beat or hit my wife.
jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM

But you do now.

Get lost, rectum.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

d1carter on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Good stuff! People are posting links on Mark’s Facebook page for him to see.

This is going viral fast. The Red State article already has about 2000 facebook likes and over 1000 tweets, and it hasn’t been up very long.

The site even crashed for a bit.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

hawkdriver on June 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Wasn’t promoting harm upon HL and the Greens ban-able ??

pambi on July 1, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Does the government pay HL back all the fines?

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:03 AM

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Damn … that’s a good question. They absolutely should.

listens2glenn on July 1, 2014 at 12:05 AM

I’m bugging out,…night everone,

me has a gut feeling ALLAHP’s Ban
Hammer Warning Strike is inbound!!!

“Broken Arrow ”

We Were Soldiers – Broken Arrow Scene
*************************************
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T6_bpLwTrc

canopfor on June 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM

canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 12:06 AM

G’night canop…

OmahaConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:06 AM

I didn’t know that Wal-Mart had stores in the West Bank. Did they buy made in China prayer shawls before they were killed?

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM

you are a bad man..

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 1, 2014 at 12:07 AM

They were teenagers, not children. And no one has claimed responsibility for their supposed kidnapping. And Muslims have also condemned this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/jews-muslims-pray-for-missing-teens_n_5511385.html.

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Teenagers are children. No matter what they think. And is it somehow less horrifying if they are >12 years old? I was not commenting on Muslim reaction, but rather on your asinine comments.
And don’t ever post a Huffpo article and expect anyone to take you seriously.
Get lost.

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Does the government pay HL back all the fines?

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:03 AM

I don’t have a source, but I thought any collection of fines was stayed because of the ongoing litigation.

22044 on July 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Joe Jackson–Steppin’ Out

RickB on July 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Btw: It’s tallit-not ‘prayer shawls’.
I wouldn’t expect a Jew-hater like you to know that.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:02 AM

It is a prayer shawl.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_shawl

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM

These guys in the Cochran scandal better batten down the hatches…..incoming is on the way.

d1carter on July 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

The killers were Hamas operatives. The muzzies don’t want the IDF to go medieval on their azzes so they’re in full-out taquia mode(won’t save ‘em)and the oldest of those boys was only a year younger than my son.
They were KIDS.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

This azz, who’s chief, would urge the same after the caliphate would take Israel.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Reverend Fielder has claimed to have evidence that would prove illegal activity took place in the Mississippi GOP Senate run off election. Furthermore, the evidence he claims he has would implicate the Barbour machine and a staffer to Cochran’s Senate campaign. The motivations of the Reverend are not those of a saint. As is made clear throughout the interview and in the transcript, this Reverend is looking to get paid to provide information, just as he sought to get paid to deliver votes by illegal means. Reverend Fielder claims that Cochran’s people were supposed to pay him approximately $15,000 for his efforts, but failed to do so after the incumbent Senator had achieved victory in the run off.

With all of that said, if the evidence is produced and validated, I don’t know how much longer Thad Cochran will be a Senator.

http://www.redstate.com/2014/06/30/breaking-new-allegations-point-cochran-campaign-mississippi-senate-vote-buying-scandal/

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 12:10 AM

You know what? Unless what I said was “otherwise objectionable” (and 25% of your side’s comments could also fall into that), nothing I wrote was remotely bannable under the terms of use.

And no, I didn’t beat or hit my wife.

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM
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I would put mocking dead children under “otherwise objectionable”. Get lost.

Doc Holliday on June 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM

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They were teenagers, not children. And no one has claimed responsibility for their supposed kidnapping. And Muslims have also condemned this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/jews-muslims-pray-for-missing-teens_n_5511385.html.

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

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We all know there are some level-headed muslims over there, jim’.
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But I suppose their status as “teenagers”, versus “children” does dilute the severity of the crime, a little.

listens2glenn on July 1, 2014 at 12:10 AM

They were teenagers, not children. And no one has claimed responsibility for their supposed kidnapping. And Muslims have also condemned this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/jews-muslims-pray-for-missing-teens_n_5511385.html.

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

That’s your excuse for mocking them?

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Does the government pay HL back all the fines?

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:03 AM

I don’t have a source, but I thought any collection of fines was stayed because of the ongoing litigation.

22044 on July 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM

How about all their legal costs incurred by defending their rights already enumerated by the Constitution?

viking01 on July 1, 2014 at 12:11 AM

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Jew-hater…I know better than you what the proper terminolgy is.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:11 AM

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:10 AM

It’s jimbo3.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:11 AM

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

The killers were Hamas operatives. The muzzies don’t want the IDF to go medieval on their azzes so they’re in full-out taquia mode(won’t save ‘em)and the oldest of those boys was only a year younger than my son.
They were KIDS.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

No proof that the Hamas operatives did this.

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:12 AM

These guys in the Cochran scandal better batten down the hatches…..incoming is on the way.

d1carter on July 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

This is all due to the work of one guy…… Chuck Johnson! He’s a hero.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Evenin’ all…. Been gone a while… Gay Pride week bu$y, bu$y, bu$y….

PointnClick on July 1, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Ignore him. He is bluegills without the cuteness.

cozmo on June 30, 2014 at 11:38 PM


ROFLMAO!

Thank you, cozmo.

I was just scrolling through … no intention of saying anything …

… and tripped right over your “dead pan” mine!

Tell the troll to behave or someone might post a psycholgical profile based on his comment stream these last few weeks.

… and lest he puff up & start blustering …

EVERYTHING said in a public forum by someone as comment is considered as free source material that can be made use of by third parties. Re-read the “Terms of Use” if you don’t understand that and other implicit consents contained within it.

Or phrased more simply: the possibility of Disqus coming to Hot Air is completely unimportant since Google has it ALL already.

PolAgnostic on July 1, 2014 at 12:13 AM

canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Niters and sleep well, Canopfor!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:13 AM

jim56 on July 1, 2014 at 12:04 AM

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The killers were Hamas operatives. The muzzies don’t want the IDF to go medieval on their azzes so they’re in full-out taquia mode (won’t save ‘em) and the oldest of those boys was only a year younger than my son.
They were KIDS.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

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What’s the UN response been over this, so far?
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If anyone can “save the day”, it’s the UN. I sure hope they do something soon.

listens2glenn on July 1, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Goodnight Canopfor!

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM

listens2glenn on July 1, 2014 at 12:14 AM
*sad laugh*

To the UN-dead Jews are a feature rather than a bug.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM

108°f tomorrow. I’m out.

I’ll talk to you fine folks tomorrow.

You are all in my prayers.

Bill.

wolly4321 on July 1, 2014 at 12:16 AM

PointnClick on July 1, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Hey, PnC! I understand you’ve been just a wee bit busy the last few days… o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Glad I got to be here on Jim’s last nite…

PointnClick on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

How about all their legal costs incurred by defending their rights already enumerated by the Constitution?

viking01 on July 1, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Their law firm was Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, who represnted them pro bono.
http://www.hobbylobbycase.com/about-the-becket-fund/

22044 on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Proceed to give jimbo his due, y’all.

Must exit soon.
‘Niters to all who’ve left, and will before the AM.

pambi on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Get him to say something untoward about…

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

wolly4321 on July 1, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Niters and sleep well, Wolly!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Glad I got to be here on Jim’s last nite…

PointnClick on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Hopefully you’re right!

22044 on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

me too, am also out.

Good Night all and God Bless :)

** POP **

Scrumpy on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Gnight Pambi…:)

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

hawkdriver on June 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Wasn’t promoting harm upon HL and the Greens ban-able ??

pambi on July 1, 2014 at 12:05 AM

I didn’t see those comments pambi. But it would be in keeping with his comment history as Jimbo3. He tried to always come off as reasoned and polite but when he “typically” lost debates or commented on article where his side lost, he turned nasty fast. But all liberals do. They’re hateful.

If everyone remembers, as Jimbo3, he was also one of the biggest proponents of the ACA. He begged us to support it because his family couldn’t afford healthcare without it. He called all of our predictions and fears nonsense.

TaDa!

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Glad I got to be here on Jim’s last nite…

PointnClick on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

He’s been banned before.
He’s not fooling anyone.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Oh well, goodnight Scrumpymuffin!

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:19 AM

I didn’t know that Wal-Mart had stores in the West Bank. Did they buy made in China prayer shawls before they were killed?

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM

you are a bad man..

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 1, 2014 at 12:07 AM


O M G ! ! !

Archiving this one.

PolAgnostic on July 1, 2014 at 12:19 AM

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

I’m pretty certain that he was banned from Twitchy as well.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Their law firm was Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, who represented them pro bono.
http://www.hobbylobbycase.com/about-the-becket-fund/

22044 on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Thanks, though I do hope the expenses incurred to fend off gummint harassment can be recovered.

viking01 on July 1, 2014 at 12:21 AM

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM

WTF?

gophergirl on June 30, 2014 at 11:36 PM

The kind of crappy comment that got him banned as Jimbo3.

hawkdriver on June 30, 2014 at 11:39 PM

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:21 AM

williamg on June 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Oh, yeah, Baybee!

ROFL. Hey, williamg. How are you this evening?

lineholder on June 30, 2014 at 11:25 PM

,,,I’m GOOD, Sweetie!……..Why don’t you come over here and make my Heart Swell with a Hug!

[[Hug!}}

williamg on July 1, 2014 at 12:21 AM

G’night wolly, pambi & Scrumpy…

OmahaConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:21 AM

me too, am also out.

Good Night all and God Bless :)

** POP **

Scrumpy on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

….durn it – I MISSED ya, Scrumpy!

williamg on July 1, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Scrumpy on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Niters and sleep well, Scrumpy!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:23 AM

listens2glenn on July 1, 2014 at 12:14 AM

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*sad laugh*

To the UN-dead Jews are a feature rather than a bug.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM

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Nonsense . . . . . the UN are our saviors.

listens2glenn on July 1, 2014 at 12:23 AM

williamg on July 1, 2014 at 12:22 AM

[pulls out "My Name Is Chopped Liver" nametag...puts it on...tries to look conspicuous...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Was closing windows and found this. … Enjoy a coupla giggles …
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/25891045/missouri-man-heads-to-bar-in-chicken-suit

pambi on July 1, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Obama is an arrogant, anti-American narcissist. He cannot stand being in the presence of those smarter than himself, so his staff and inner circle and most major figures in the Administration have been selected from a pool of people dumber than Obama. Neither does he tolerate dissent; Valerie Jarrett immediately cuts off access to any who challenge or disagree with the boss.

So it is just not reasonable to believe Obama will change, even to help his party in the midterms. Oh, he will try to change subjects and find new ways to attack Republicans, but that’s nothing new for him.

Only a stiff rebuke this fall, and continuing his slide in polls after that will force Democrats in Congress and nationally to try to reign him in before 2016, for fear of an even worse debacle then.

Adjoran on July 1, 2014 at 12:26 AM

I’m hoping for a series of “unfortunate” accidents to happen to Hobby Lobby stores and the Greens.

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:17 AM

What pampi was referring to I’m assuming. Utter reprobate.

Jim wishes harm to come to people for their religious beliefs. But is fast out of the blocks to defend the Islamists who killed these teenagers.

What an utterly disgusting human being.

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Can’t believe we live in a world where we’d even consider letting big corps deny women access to basic care based on vague moral objections.

Senator Lieslikeadog Warren sums up the lefts’ stupidity in one utterly ludicrous tweet…

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:28 AM

pambi on July 1, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Oh, Pambi…it takes all kinds, doesn’t it… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:28 AM

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:27 AM

He hates both Jews and Christians.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:29 AM

True the Vote also is getting in on the Cochran vote buying illegality. Getting reports of it everywhere:

Gregg Phillips @JumpVote · 2h

It’s funny, people are so willing to talk about these felonies. I suspect another story about payments for votes will soon emerge.

Gregg Phillips @JumpVote · 2h

I think some of the folks who were paid $15 are gonna be pissed when they find out some folks got $25 and some groceries. #mssen

Gregg Phillips @JumpVote · 2h

We have eye witnesses with names, dates, times watching vouchers for free groceries being passed out after the vote was cast. #mssen

NWConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:29 AM

This is a cool story.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Moreover, as I have written previously, freedom of religion explicitly includes not only the freedom to practice one’s religion but to be free from the imposition of someone else’s religion. The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cannot be allowed to impose their religious beliefs on their employees.

Sally Kohn is an ignorant tool.

Nothing is being imposed upon anybody except the need to finance for themselves, any behavior to which their employer has firmly held religious objections. The logical construct of this scenario is as follows: The government cannot force a business to spend money on the whim of an employee. Yes, choosing an abortifacient because of an unplanned conception is a whim, and one which is abhorrent to any person with humane morals. A rhetorical argument to the contrary, delivered with passion, doesn’t magically become logical or legally sustainable.

Freelancer on July 1, 2014 at 12:30 AM

I didn’t know that Wal-Mart had stores in the West Bank. Did they buy made in China prayer shawls before they were killed?

jim56 on June 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM

…LOOK! ^ ^ ^ A ‘Walking’ Piece of SHIT!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 1, 2014 at 12:31 AM

williamg on July 1, 2014 at 12:22 AM

[pulls out "My Name Is Chopped Liver" nametag...puts it on...tries to look conspicuous...]

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:25 AM

….Oh, Jeez – Newtie, you little Sweetheart, you – Come In For The Real Thing!

{{HUGS!!}}

…..”Good Talk!……”

williamg on July 1, 2014 at 12:31 AM

He hates both Jews and Christians.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 1, 2014 at 12:29 AM


He hates everyone
… himself most of all.

He is disgusted with the things “others make him do”.

PolAgnostic on July 1, 2014 at 12:32 AM

This is a cool story.
Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:29 AM

S-w-e-e-t!

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:33 AM

…LOOK! ^ ^ ^ A ‘Walking’ Piece of SHIT!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 1, 2014 at 12:31 AM


LOL!

You must be new here – that’s nothing compared to some of the long time trolls round here on any given thread.

PolAgnostic on July 1, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Heading out also. Every comment exchange with Jimbo needs to have a question attached to it as to whether he really meant harm should come to Hobby Lobby and the Green Family.

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:35 AM

{{HUGS!!}}
…..”Good Talk!……”
williamg on July 1, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Why G!! You sweetie you!

*smooooch!*

;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:36 AM

hawkdriver on July 1, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Niters and sleep well, Hawk! Our best to Dear Mrs Hawk (NHRN) ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on July 1, 2014 at 12:37 AM

May they all really get thrown out.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:38 AM

They must always have a Great Evil to crusade against, because only crusading against a Great Evil can excuse their own actions.

— Glenn Reynolds on the Left

Quote of the day from AoSHQ. Heh. Spot on.

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:38 AM

G’night Hawk…

OmahaConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:39 AM

He is disgusted with the things “others make him do”.

PolAgnostic on July 1, 2014 at 12:32 AM

He’s intoxicated from it.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Did anyone see coolr today? Must have been a tough day.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:40 AM

He is disgusted with the things “others make him do”.

PolAgnostic on July 1, 2014 at 12:32 AM

“Others” ??
Who?
The voices in his head?
His masters at OFA?
The talking points from MediaMatters?
The Martians?
Who?

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:41 AM

HUGE Cochran story reported tonight on Red State, Breitbart, and The Right Scoop. I’ve posted links but no one seems interested. If you are, check those sites out.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 12:41 AM

The Martians?
Who?

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:41 AM

hey now…no need to disparage the Martians…

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 12:47 AM

hey now…no need to disparage the Martians…

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 12:47 AM

So you deny using your mind control rays to make Jim56 say utterly asinine things? WELL, DO YOU?:)

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:48 AM

It’s getting close to bedtime, I expect Dire will be here any minute…

Doc Holliday on July 1, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Ned, you idiot, HL provides contraceptions, 16 different kinds. The case was about abortion, moron.

The media is as stupid as you; so are the pollsters.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:49 AM

HUGE Cochran story reported tonight on Red State, Breitbart, and The Right Scoop. I’ve posted links but no one seems interested. If you are, check those sites out.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Very interested and read them. Thank you and nova, and all who care.

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 12:50 AM

tell you what Doc…
I deny using anything of any of these fools…

(thou I did drop the house on the guppy last night) laffs..

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 12:50 AM

HUGE Cochran story reported tonight on Red State, Breitbart, and The Right Scoop. I’ve posted links but no one seems interested. If you are, check those sites out.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 12:41 AM

…if it’s about the Reverend c_o…they have been talking about it!…and hope the shit hits the fan!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 1, 2014 at 12:51 AM

HUGE Cochran story reported tonight on Red State, Breitbart, and The Right Scoop. I’ve posted links but no one seems interested. If you are, check those sites out.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Don’t take it personal. The QOTD crowd is more interested in saying hello to one another and inside jokes than politics. It is a different crowd than the daytime people. Tomorrow, it will be the day’s top story.

bw222 on July 1, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Wonder if Noah Rothman has a hammer to swing yet? Seems like he would be outraged by Jimbo’s comments…

OmahaConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:52 AM

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Already read those. I was following Aaron Gardner and Chuck Johnson on twitter all afternoon. And seeing Gregg Phillip’s stuff from True the Vote.

NWConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:52 AM

G’night Doc…

OmahaConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Tomorrow, it will be the day’s top story.

bw222 on July 1, 2014 at 12:52 AM

I hope so. We will see!

NWConservative on July 1, 2014 at 12:53 AM

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