John McCain Censured By the Arizona GOP…

John McCain

…because they got nothin’ better to do…

According to sources, the censure has no practical effect, but serves as an attempt to embarrass the senator.

It was formally done on Saturday, 1/25/2014.   They stated that McCain is insufficiently conservative.  The resolution cites his support to issues such as immigration reform (aka “amnesty”) and not going along with last year’s strategy to de-fund the Affordable Care Act.

Timothy Schwartz, who authored the censure, said McCain “has abandoned us” and called on party leaders to hold him accountable.  They claim he has a liberal record that has been “disastrous and harmful” to the state and nation.

“Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders,” stated the resolution. “Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened.”

The resolution condemns McCain “for his continued disservice to our state and nation,” and said state Republican leaders “will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.”


Judging the Juggalos

This is a re-blog. The FBI keeping tabs on the followers of the band Insane Clown Posse? Here is another article on the Juggalos:

The Dish

The Insane Clown Posse is suing the FBI for classifying its followers, the Juggalos, as “a loosely-organized hybrid gang.” Natalie DiBlasio reports that the ACLU is backing the ICP’s suit:

“The Juggalos are fighting for the basic American right to freely express who they are, to gather and share their appreciation of music, and to discuss issues that are important to them without fear of being unfairly targeted and harassed by police,” says Michael J. Steinberg, ACLU of Michigan legal director. “Branding hundreds of thousands of music fans as gang members based on the acts of a few individuals defies logic and violates our most cherished of constitutional rights.”

Lisa Needham dismisses the notion that the Juggalos count as a gang:

Federal and state gang statutes are based on the idea that if a group of people affiliates in a specific location with some distinctive characteristics (like a bandana or something…

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It Doesn’t Get Much Weirder

Steve Lipsky

Steve Lipsky, who proved that his well water would catch fire due to gas leakage from fracking, is being sued for “defamation” by the company doing the fracking.  Natural gas has been building up in his well.  He has shown journalists that he can light his water on fire, and also that gas comes out of a vent from his well.   The fracking company decided this was “defamation.”