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TWO DOZEN STUDENTS INJURED IN WESTFIELD, INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL STAGE COLLAPSE

Posted in Uncategorized on 24/04/2015 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Westfield Washington High School stage collapse.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
193 Melnar 3 AS

THE ONLY WAY TO START ARBOR DAY IS A WEATHER CHANNEL INTERVIEW BY STEPHANIE ABRAMS WEARING CHAPS

Posted in Uncategorized on 24/04/2015 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Yes, you did not misread the title. Today in the USA is Arbor Day, a day dedicated to well, trees. And trees despite the naysayers on the Right are very important to your first lives. My Afterlife is dominated by different kinds of weather than you have soot storms and violent fire driven cyclones, volcanic eruptions of magma that literally rain molten rock down in the desert between Dis and the Callugo Sea would drive most terrestrial meteorologists insane. The folks here in Hell are nuts about weather both here and on their planets of birth.

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Not Stephanie Abrams though, I think she would handle the rapidly shifting weather systems here in the massive “underworld” with expert skill and a healthy dash of humor. Ms Abrams isn’t just another pretty face [and more!] she is a most accomplished member of the American Meteorological Society and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from one of the best weather schools in America, Florida State University.

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So on this Arbor Day, go hug a tree and thank it for the good work that it does and go to the Weather Channel page and read about how to keep your trees healthy and happy for years to come.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
193 Melnar 3 AS

AN EXPLANATION OF WHY CONSERVATIVES HAVE FORFEITED THE RIGHT TO LEAD AMERICA

Posted in Uncategorized on 23/04/2015 by sarahbloch

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I try not to complicate things this late, or early depending on which Terran time zone you happen to reside. This visual should explain it all. For conservatives this image is immoral, causes harm and is in direct opposition to their “beliefs.”

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And these should be freely available to everyone despite the thousands that are killed by them every year.

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Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
192 Melnar 3 AS

EXPLAINING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONNECTICUT’S RFRA LAW AND INDIANA’S RFRA LAW TO CONSERVATIVES

Posted in Uncategorized on 01/04/2015 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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It’s been a tough week for conservatives. Our eternal adversaries on the Right have made some recent comments about how Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy is being hypocritical because Connecticut has a RFRA law. Here is a simple explanation and comparison that even conservatives can understand.

Here is the Connecticut RFRA Law [emphasis mine]:

Sec. 52-571b. Action or defense authorized when state or political subdivision burdens a person’s exercise of religion.

(a) The state or any political subdivision of the state shall not burden a person’s exercise of religion under section 3 of article first of the constitution of the state even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The state or any political subdivision of the state may burden a person’s exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of the burden to the person (1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest, and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

(c) A person whose exercise of religion has been burdened in violation of the provisions of this section may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and obtain appropriate relief against the state or any political subdivision of the state.

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the state or any political subdivision of the state to burden any religious belief.

(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect, interpret or in any way address that portion of article seventh of the constitution of the state that prohibits any law giving a preference to any religious society or denomination in the state. The granting of government funding, benefits or exemptions, to the extent permissible under the constitution of the state, shall not constitute a violation of this section. As used in this subsection, the term “granting” does not include the denial of government funding, benefits or exemptions.

(f) For the purposes of this section, “state or any political subdivision of the state” includes any agency, board, commission, department, officer or employee of the state or any political subdivision of the state, and “demonstrates” means meets the burdens of going forward with the evidence and of persuasion.

Okay, the word state appears a lot in that doesn’t it? Here’s the Indiana RFRA Law:

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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 101
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning civil procedure.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1. IC 34-13-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
A
NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2015]:
Chapter 9. Religious Freedom Restoration
Sec. 1. This chapter applies to all governmental entity statutes,
ordinances, resolutions, executive or administrative orders,
regulations, customs, and usages, including the implementation or
application thereof, regardless of whether they were enacted,
adopted, or initiated before, on, or after July 1, 2015.
Sec. 2. A governmental entity statute, ordinance, resolution,
executive or administrative order, regulation, custom, or usage
may not be construed to be exempt from the application of this
chapter unless a state statute expressly exempts the statute,
ordinance, resolution, executive or administrative order,
regulation, custom, or usage from the application of this chapter by
citation to this chapter.
Sec. 3. (a) The following definitions apply throughout this
section:
(1) “Establishment Clause” refers to the part of the First
Amendment of the Constitution of the United States or the
Constitution of the State of Indiana prohibiting laws
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respecting the establishment of religion.
(2) “Granting”, used with respect to government funding,
benefits, or exemptions, does not include the denial of
government funding, benefits, or exemptions.
(b) This chapter may not be construed to affect, interpret, or in
any way address the Establishment Clause.
(c) Granting government funding, benefits, or exemptions, to the
extent permissible under the Establishment Clause, does not
constitute a violation of this chapter.
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, “demonstrates” means meets the
burdens of going forward with the evidence and of persuasion.
Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, “exercise of religion” includes
any exercise of religion, whether or not compelled by, or central to,
a system of religious belief.
Sec. 6. As used in this chapter, “governmental entity” includes
the whole or any part of a branch, department, agency,
instrumentality, official, or other individual or entity acting under
color of law of any of the following:
(1) State government.
(2) A political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13).
(3) An instrumentality of a governmental entity described in
subdivision (1) or (2), including a state educational institution,
a body politic, a body corporate and politic, or any other
similar entity established by law.
Sec. 7. As used in this chapter, “person” includes the following:
(1) An individual.
(2) An organization, a religious society, a church, a body of
communicants, or a group organized and operated primarily
for religious purposes.
(3) A partnership, a limited liability company, a
corporation,
a company, a firm, a society, a joint-stock company, an
unincorporated association, or another entity
that:
(A) may sue and be sued; and
(B) exercises practices that are compelled or limited by a
system of religious belief held by:
(i) an individual; or
(ii) the individuals;
who have control and substantial ownership of the entity,
regardless of whether the entity is organized and operated for
profit or nonprofit purposes.
Sec. 8. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a governmental
entity may not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion,
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even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability.
(b) A governmental entity may substantially burden a person’s
exercise of religion only if the governmental entity demonstrates
that application of the burden to the person:
(1) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest;
and
(2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling
governmental interest.
Sec. 9. A person whose exercise of religion has been
substantially burdened, or is likely to be substantially burdened, by
a violation of this chapter may assert the violation or impending
violation as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative
proceeding, regardless of whether the state or any other
governmental entity is a party to the proceeding. If the relevant
governmental entity is not a party to the proceeding, the
governmental entity has an unconditional right to intervene in
order to respond to the person’s invocation of this chapter.
Sec. 10. (a) If a court or other tribunal in which a violation of
this chapter is asserted in conformity with section 9 of this chapter
determines that:
(1) the person’s exercise of religion has been substantially
burdened, or is likely to be substantially burdened; and
(2) the governmental entity imposing the burden has not
demonstrated that application of the burden to the person:
(A) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental
interest; and
(B) is the least restrictive means of furthering that
compelling governmental interest;
the court or other tribunal shall allow a defense against any party
and shall grant appropriate relief against the governmental entity.
(b) Relief against the governmental entity may include any of
the following:
(1) Declaratory relief or an injunction or mandate that
prevents, restrains, corrects, or abates the violation of this
chapter.
(2) Compensatory damages.
(c) In the appropriate case, the court or other tribunal also may
award all or part of the costs of litigation, including reasonable
attorney’s fees, to a person that prevails against the governmental
entity under this chapter.
Sec. 11. This chapter is not intended to, and shall not be
construed or interpreted to, create a claim or private cause of action against any private employer by any applicant, employee, or
former employee.

Two things. First look at the difference in how Indiana treats a person. This bill is set up to protect the commerce of bigots. And, two, look at Connecticut and the clear protection against state interference not commercial interference in civil religious rights. Finally unlike Indiana, Connecticut has protections for the LGBT community codified in law–in 1991. So no conservative hack 18 of the 19 other states do not have RFRAs like Indiana or Arkansas. I wonder if ALEC had any input on those two? Malloy isn’t a dumb ass you are Neocon1 because you refuse to do your homework.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
171 Melnar 3 AS

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA IS BUSINESS: MEMORIES PIZZA AND ALLOWING THE FREE MARKETS TO BE FREE

Posted in Uncategorized on 01/04/2015 by sarahbloch

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There is a bit of a firestorm in both Indiana and Arkansas regarding the recent bills that have been passed in their respective state legislatures regarding religious freedom. In reality these bills are designed to make a privileged class of people who profess a religion that would allow them to discriminate against people they feel are sinners in certain circumstances. Let me be clear here. In all circumstances that allow “Christian” businesses like Memories Pizza in tiny Walkerton, Indiana to make money they should make money. That is generally why people go into business to provide a quality product or service to make a profit. That’s capitalism 101.

Now, after a run of victories for civil rights in regard to the LGBT community, small businesses run by person with deeply held religious beliefs are now becoming adamant about defying the golden rule of capitalism and making the powerbrokers of the GOP lose sleep at night. Memories Pizza has decided to refuse to cater any event related to a same sex marriage. Their religious beliefs, in line with most members of ISIS I might add, are more important than profit. That makes these people a special sort of hypocrite because the young lady who spoke for the pizza shop says she would have no problem serving gay or lesbian or transgender people otherwise.

I feel the Progressives who are shocked at this retrograde moment of bigotry should step back and think this situation through. Most people in America are horribly confused about RFRAs right now. The federal law is nothing like what was passed by Indiana and Arkansas. Those bills codify bigotry on an individual level into law. The federal law protected rituals that were around long before America was a republic.

Oklahoma Rep Emily Virgin had a solution for all of this. Owners of flower shops, bakeries, pizza shops and any other business that caters to the wedding industry should just put up a sign in their store window that says, “Based on my deeply held religious beliefs, this enterprise will not serve anyone having a same sex marriage.” I think that would solve the problem in most cities with large populations quickly and in places where intolerance is de facto because they are in some flyover flyspeck, well . . . it’s almost a matter of who cares.

Memories Pizza has gotten some good press in conservative circles from this and they will likely be a forgotten footnote of this struggle in decades to come. But what I want to convey in this post is that there are those brave enough to fight against the Progressive cause and stand up for their beliefs. i wish the family that owns this place Peace–despite the fact that think they are wrong.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
171 Melnar 3 AS

SPOKESMAN FOR MISSOURI AUDITOR TOM SCHWEICH, ROBERT SPENCE JACKSON FOUND DEAD OF AN APPARENT SUICIDE

Posted in Uncategorized on 30/03/2015 by Robin Naismith Green

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In a shocking development coming one month after the suicide of Missouri state auditor Tom Schweich, his spokesperson Robert Spence Jackson has died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. Jackson, 45, the former press secretary for Governor Matt Blunt, was found dead in his home late Sunday evening by law enforcement sent to check on his well being. The case of Schweich’s suicide which many was spurred by badgering about his ethnic origin by other members of the Missouri GOP is compounded by this tragic outcome. With this second suicide related to the Schweich “whispering campaign” the Laal Hethri has opened an investigation into the actions of Missouri State GOP Chairman John Hancock, Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway and political consultant Jeff Roe. The Laal Hethri would not comment on this ongoing investigation.

Just three days ago, Hancock in a curiously worded response during an interview with Mike Lear of Missourinet said, ““We now have a police report that says there was no whisper campaign. Nobody has come forward … if there’s a whisper campaign, you’re going to have dozens of people out there that were whispered to. By definition, that’s a whisper campaign. There clearly was no whisper campaign. I have taken into account all that has happened and all that lies in front of us, and as long as I can do this job and do it well, and lead this party well, I intend to keep doing it. The only thing at this point that would cause me to step down is if I came to the conclusion that the Republican party in Missouri would be better off without me, and I just don’t think we’re there yet. I’ve got to be in a position to where I can still support my family, and that was a principal concern. I’m feeling better about that possibility now, and I’m feeling better about the party moving forward and I think most people are ready to put this sad chapter behind us.”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Robin Naismith Green, D.S.V.J., O.G.H. [Journ.]
Serratoth Custom House
City Desk Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
169 Melnar 3 AS

DIVERTISSMENT: DEEE-LITE GROOVE IS IN THE HEART

Posted in Uncategorized on 27/03/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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