Friday, June 25, 2010
Gander Mountain Co. says in a federal lawsuit made public Thursday in Minneapolis that the bank that issues its "co-branded" cards is threatening to deny new applications from about 25 percent of the sporting goods chain's customers -- those with the highest credit scores. The St. Paul-based company wants a court order blocking the practice.
The bank, World Financial Network National Bank of Columbus, Ohio, said it loses money on such customers since they tend not to carry balances or incur late fees.
Required oath of office in Texas
IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God.Stanley v. Georgia, 394 U.S. 557 (1969)
We hold that the First and Fourteenth Amendments prohibit making mere private possession of obscene material a crime.Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
The case does involve two adults who, with full and mutual consent from each other, engaged in sexual practices common to a homosexual lifestyle. The petitioners are entitled to respect for their private lives. The State cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime. Their right to liberty under the Due Process Clause gives them the full right to engage in their conduct without intervention of the government.2010 Texas Republican Party Platform
Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.
Pornography – We urge our governmental bodies to enforce laws regarding all forms of pornography. We urge more stringent legislation to prohibit all pornography including virtual pornography and operation of sexually–oriented businesses.
Conclusion: Oath, smoath. We really don't give a shit about the Constitution (except the Second Amendment).
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We prevailed at trial on a very large case and the other side has retained new counsel for the appeal. This is from the home page of their website.
Our philosophy is reflected in the motto inscribed on the Firm's flag: Vincere aut Mori ("Victory or Death").
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
It was a light drizzle and a chorus of trilling bike bells for this afternoon’s launch of Nice Ride Minnesota, the city’s brand new bike-sharing program, which allows users to rent public bikes for short jaunts through town. According to officials, by the end of the day, the program’s 65 kiosks will be activated, stocked with 700 bikes and ready for use. Nice Ride is currently the largest bike-sharing program in the nation. It will grow to 1,000 bikes in 75 kiosks by the end of summer.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
In Colorado, I went fly fishing for the first time. I hooked 11 trout and landed 7 of them. Six of the 7 looked like this.