July 9, 2010 archive


RTAmerica | 06 July 2010 The power of the United States in the world is predicated on defense spending that overshadows all other countries in the world combined. But with nearly a $14 trillion dollar deficit that top military brass are calling the greatest threat to national security, and a country becoming impoverished in the wake of a fiscal collapse, it appears something has to give. Will it be the America’s influence in the world?

Last Thursday July 01, 2010, after hours while nobody but a few were paying attention, Pelosi & the Democrats were forced to cheat to fund war

Since they couldn’t bring themselves to go kill children and women themselves up close and personally, of course.

And in doing so they made sure that the Pentagon’s budget will remain, as it has been for a long time,  higher than than all state governments combined spend for the health, education, welfare, and safety of 308 million Americans – at least $880 billion – more than all the state governments collect in taxes.

BP Apologists

BP Apologists.

Excuse Pollution.

Ban Regulations.

Reward Incompetence.

Protect Corporations.

Outsource Prosperity.

Embrace Unemployment.

Ignore Homelessness.

Shelf Compassion.

Pocket Donations.

Federal judge rules nation-wide gay marriage ban unconstitutional

RawStory today:

A U.S. district judge in Boston, Massachusetts declared Thursday in two separate rulings that a nation-wide ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional because it prohibits individual states from defining what marriage is and is not.

In one decision, U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro, according to a breaking Associated Press report, “said the act forces Massachusetts to discriminate against its own citizens.”

Obama administration attorneys had argued that in administering federal benefits, the federal government has the right to require marriages are between a man and a woman. That case is Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, which was litigated by attorneys for the Boston-based rights group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).

In another decision also issued Thursday, Judge Tauro noted that the Defense of Marriage Act, passed in 1996 during the Clinton administration, violated protections inherent to the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.

“The federal government, by enacting and enforcing DOMA, plainly encroaches upon the firmly entrenched province of the state, and in doing so, offends the Tenth Amendment,” he ruled, according to the AP. “For that reason, the statute is invalid.”

That ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who contended that legally married gay couples in Massachusetts had been unjustly denied federal benefits.

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