First world problems and the First Amendment

From The Washington Post: Remove the Southern belle from her inglorious perch By Elizabeth Boyd1 | August 14, 2015 When administrators at the University of Georgia declared a ban on hoop skirts in the spring, I could only think, what took you so long? But in that sense UGA was really no different from other …

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#BlackLivesMatter but freedom of speech does not

Remember when former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) actually had to apologize for saying that all lives matter? Governor O’Malley is a very liberal Democrat, and he was speaking at the Nutroots Netroots Nation, a liberal forum: Phoenix (CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley apologized on Saturday for saying “All lives matter” while discussing police violence against …

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Prior Restraint

From Donald Douglas: Los Angeles Superior Court Issues Restraining Order Barring Release of New Planned Parenthood Videos At the Sacramento Bee, “Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos” (via Weasel Zippers): LOS ANGELES – A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California …

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The practitioners of Freedom of Speech and of the Press criticize other people exercising their Freedom of Speech

From Donald Douglas: Los Angeles Times Pushes ‘Extremist’ Moral Equivalence Attack on Pamela Geller in #Garland Jihad Shooting A particularly odious comparison at today’s Los Angeles Times front-page, claiming moral equivalence between Pamela Geller and the Islamic jihadists who attempted a Charlie Hebdo attack in Texas. I tweeted the photo of the piece this morning, …

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#JeSuisCharlie : Don’t think that the #CharlieHebdo attacks suddenly made the French support freedom of speech

Stolen, in it’s entirety, from Donald Douglas: In Wake of #CharlieHebdo March, France Cracks Down on Hate Speech. Wait. What? It was a nice march, but pessimists sure didn’t have to wait long to be proved correct. At the BBC, “Paris attacks: Dieudonne held as France tackles hate speech,” and the Guardian, “Dieudonné arrested over …

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The Danes Will Discuss It, Why Not Obama

Nicolai Sennels: “Cultural psychology: How Islam managed to stay medieval for 1,400 years” JANUARY 4, 2015 , BY NICOLAI SENNELS While almost all other cultures changed from primitive and medieval to democratic and egalitarian societies, one culture has managed to keep even its most brutal and backward traditions and values for 1,400 years until today. …

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How can the left be this stupid?

From Donald Douglas: Violent Leftists Shut Down Ron Wyden Town Hall in Portland All they want to do is shut things down. Damn thugs overran the place, and that was it. At Oregon Live, “Wyden town hall disrupted by ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ protests.“ And at Progs Today, “CHAOS ERUPTS As #Ferguson Protesters Shut Down …

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Where are the liberal professional media when it comes to the government trying to shut down free speech?

Hat tip to Gretchen! City subpoenas pastors’ sermons in equal rights ordinance case By Katherine Driessen | October 14, 2014 | Updated: October 14, 2014 3:46pm Houston’s embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in an unusual step, subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose …

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#Ferguson: We don’t know enough for informed commentary, but we do know that #AlSharpton is despicable

In today’s Philadelphia Inquirer crossword puzzle, 34 down was “Sharpton and Jolson,” the correct answer being “Als,” and I thought, what an insult to the actor and singer once called “the world’s greatest entertainer,” to be mentioned in the same breath with the famed race baiter. Things are going well for the man known as …

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Wisconsin Democrat Prosecutors Not Having Fun

HT Hogewash Wisconsin, known as “The birthplace of Progressivism” (view with a grain of salt), had recall elections that didn’t work out so well for Democrats after Governor Walker and the Republicans passed sweeping reforms that severely cut into the slush money Public Employee Unions (and their off-shoots) got out of their subjects — reforms …

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