The students can take religiously-oriented holidays off with no penalty. Besides, you can’t really close schools on such short notice like that (short of an emergency) because the other parents have to get childcare on very short notice (wich can be very hard to do).
 September 5, 2015 at 5:11pm
Katie’s family should have included the state of California in their lawsuit. The state government has all but declared our state a sanctuary state and rewards those who come here illegally with drivers’ licenses.
 September 5, 2015 at 5:05pm
My understanding of the Constitition: Article 1 is the longest article for a very good reason. Article 2 is shorter, and Article 3 is the shortest of all–for a reason.
Article 1 has to do with Congress, which is supposed to be the closest to the people (the House more so than the Senate). Each side has specific duties (the House has the power of the purse and can bring charges against an elected federal official; the Senate confirms appointments and has the impeachment trials).
Article 2 has to do with the President. Notice that the words for his oath are there (but this is the only oath in the Constitution).
Article 3 has to do with the judiciary. Some believe that federal judges are appointed for life. Not so–the article clearly states that they serve “during Good Behaviour”.
“The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_Three_of_the_United_States_Constitution
 July 6, 2015 at 7:42pm
You are correct here–San Francisco PD was asked directly by ICE to hold the guy for deportation. SFPD refused, citing their status as a sanctuary city (Los Angeles is also a sanctuary city. I think NYC is as well).
I’d not be surprised if the city and state were sued for wrongful death.
line up and sue them until they squeal.....they will listen to that
April 19, 2015 at 1:33am
Hillary’s entire record as Secretary of State disqualifies her from the Presidency. Anyone who allows our ambassador and three citizens to be murdered (and our embassy looted and burned) and blames it on someone’s video should not be President. If using a private server and private e-mail is how she believes State Department business should be conducted, then Hillary has shown herself unfit for the Presidency.
Anyone who looked at a calendar when the Benghazi attack happened knows it had nothing to do with a video and everything to do with the anniversary of 11 September 2001.
April 19, 2015 at 1:14am
I did hear that a couple in England wanted the Church of England to perform same-sex ceremonies. Haven’t heard yet how that Church will rule on it.
April 19, 2015 at 1:13am
From what I have read on our history (after I finished school), the Revolutionary-era pastors spoke on current affairs and political issues from the pulpits loudly and often. It was only in the 1950s that the 501 status was stuffed into a law that then-Senator Johnson was involved with.
Nowadays, there are some pastors speaking about political issues from the pulpit.
You might want to check out Wallbuilders (David Barton’s site).
March 20, 2015 at 1:31am
There is no “lifetime appointment”–Article 3 of the Constitution says that appointments are “during Good Behaviour”. Federal judges, including SCOTUS justices, are removed via impeachment/conviction.
I do not think you can enforce the part about the KJV Bible, though (because that might be considered a religious test–prohibited by the Constitution).
 November 12, 2014 at 3:27pm
Not all of the younger generation are like that, Peckmom. I think it depends on how they were brought up: some parents actually teach their children the value of work and all.
However, parental influence only goes so far.
 October 5, 2014 at 9:53pm
According to Wikipedia, the Pitbull that WE know is a crossbreed between a mastiff and a terrier. Hope it helps!
American Pitbull Terrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pit_Bull_Terrier
The essential characteristics of the American Pit Bull Terrier are strength, confidence, and zest for life. This breed is eager to please and brimming over with enthusiasm. APBTs make excellent family companions and have always been noted for their love of children. Because most APBTs exhibit some level of dog aggression and because of its powerful physique, the APBT requires an owner who will carefully socialize and obedience train the dog.
Staffordshire Bullterrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffordshire_Bull_Terrier
Although individual differences in personality exist, common traits exist throughout the Staffords. Due to its breeding, and history, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is known for its character of intelligence, fearlessness and loyalty. This, coupled with its affection for its friends, its off-duty quietness and trustworthy stability, make it a foremost all-purpose dog.
American Staffordshire Terrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Staffordshire_Terrier
According to the American Kennel Club “The Am Staff is a people-oriented dog that thrives when he is made part of the family and given a job to do. Although friendly, this breed is loyal to his own family. “
October 5, 2014 at 9:44pm
There is no reason for ONE person to have TWELVE dogs, especially when it seems that he cannot care for any of them properly.
“Detective Pacteles said the dogs that were seized Friday were thin and looked malnourished. He called the condition of the home, which had ample clutter visible through an open front door, “deplorable. … I took one step in and it smelled pretty bad.””
I’ll bet that being malnourished wasn’t the dogs’ only problem. Hopefully animal cruelty will be added to the other charges.
October 5, 2014 at 9:12pm
We have had a Rednose Pitbull, who helped raise a longhaired Akita (they became the best of friends). Shortly after Rednose #1 was put down, someone gave us a Rednose puppy–who got on great with the Akita.
Whoever had Rednose #1 TAUGHT her to be gentle (she was a pound rescue). Only time she got serious was when she was in the car–and then she watched anyone who came near the car. Same thing at the ATM.
We currently have a Bluenose Pitbull (who we took in at 8 months when her owner couldn’t keep her); she is now 2 years old. I have been spending most of this year in classes to train her (after unsuccessfully doing it myself).
If you are going to own a dog, at least take the time to train the dog. There was no reason for anyone to have TWELVE dogs of any breed; you simply cannot care for that many dogs properly.
 September 15, 2014 at 7:37pm
This did not happen when I was in the Girl Scouts. This sort of political correctness is why our church chooses to sponsor a Heritage Girls troop (and the boys switched from BSA to Trail Life).
Had I been in that troop, I’d have opted out. If it had been my daughter, I would have kept her home. I’m not being intolerant; I just don’t think this is appropriate for children of any age.
 September 8, 2014 at 11:28pm
Actually, it’s six states. But you are right: not everyone agrees with the nonsense out of Sacramento. I’m still trying to find out why my state senator (who is now a convicted felon) is only suspended (when he should be expelled).
September 8, 2014 at 11:25pm
I had not known about the MECHA ruling. Please enlighten the rest of us.
September 8, 2014 at 11:24pm
No one said that non-Christian members were not allowed. They are simply not allowed in the leadership of the group.
Would you mandate a hunter in the leadership of the animal-rights group? A Protestant in the leadership of the Roman Catholic group? A pro-abortionist leading a pro-life group?
The state university is the one being intolerant here. Instead of being a bastion of the free exchange of ideas, it has become the bastion of political correctness. The state is now stepping on the believers’ rights.
 August 25, 2014 at 7:37pm
She took that down for ONE complaint? Last time I looked, bacon was perfectly legal. Was the owner worried about a possible lawsuit?
 August 25, 2014 at 7:36pm
My guess is that, like many other business owners, this owner might have been afraid of a lawsuit. On what grouds for the suit, I don’t know–but this is Vermont (Biden’s home state)….
August 25, 2014 at 7:33pm
Coming from a group that would have us do as they say, but not as they do makes the whole thing suspect to me.
Besides, there was nothing wrong with the food pyramid. You have to have SOME fat in your diet (the fat in avacados isn’t bad for you).
[-1] August 24, 2014 at 11:48pm
Are you saying that it’s the lady’s fault because some man who’s acting like a thug drops something into her drink and then takes advantage?