Monday, April 8, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli - #4464 - 'No, Ken Cuccinelli's Sodomy Law Petition Doesn't Have Anything to do With Gay Rights - Townhall (2) Democratic Party of Virginia Defends 'Pedophilia,' Calls Opposition an 'Extreme Social Agenda.' (3) Media Covers Up Democrat Backed Planned Parenthood's Support for Infanticide - Redstate (4) People Not in Labor Force Soar by 663,000 to 90 Million, Labor Force Participation Rate at 1979 Levels - Zerohedge

No, Ken Cuccinelli's Sodomy Law Petition Doesn't Have Anything to do With Gay Rights - Townhall - Shock: Virginia Attorney General and presumptive gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli is trampling gay rights by trying to re-criminalize sexual behavior between consenting adults! That was the shrill storyline on liberal blogs yesterday, touched off by a legal petition filed by Cuccinelli's office over a court ruling on the state's anti-sodomy laws. Unsurprisingly, the "anti-gay" frame is a total red herring. Cuccinelli's narrow interest in the case lies in upholding a conviction of a 47-year-old man who solicited a sexual act from a 17-year-old girl. The Washington Post reports: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has challenged a recent court ruling finding Virginia’s anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. The appeal has gotten national attention as Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial bid ramps up. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled on March 12 that Virginia’s “Crimes Against Nature” statute, which banned oral and anal sex, violates the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. One judge dissented, agreeing with a lower court that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawrence v. Texas on sodomy laws applied only to consenting adults. The case in question involved a teenage girl and a 47-year-old man, William Scott MacDonald, who was convicted of soliciting a minor to commit a felony. A petition was filed on Cuccinelli’s behalf asking for the full 15-judge court to reconsider the panel’s decision. LGBT advocates have expressed disappointment, saying the law is unconstitutional and anti-gay. “This case is not about sexual orientation, but using current law to protect a 17 year-old girl from a 47 year-old sexual predator,” Cuccinelli spokeswoman Caroline Gibson said in a statement. Read more......

(2) Democratic Party of Virginia Defends Pedophilia; Calls Opposition "An Extreme Social Agenda" - Bearing Drift - The word outrage in politics is much abused. Today, it will be applied in a case so appropriate, the extremes certain members of the progressive left — Lowell Feld at Blue Virginia and the Democratic Party of Virginia in particular — are willing to embrace will give you a true window on just how sick the progressive wing of the Democratic Party has become. First, let’s go to Cuccinelli’s strongly worded (and very brief) response to the DPVA/Lowell Feld/Think Progress feeding frenzy: “It is sad and unfortunate the day has come that Democrats attack someone for protecting children from sexual predators. This case is about prosecuting a 47 year-old man who solicited sexual acts from a 17 year-old girl. It’s appalling Terry McAuliffe and his cronies would stoop this low.” – Cuccinelli Campaign Spokeswoman Anna Nix. So what incurred that? Before we get there, let’s provide another, seemingly separate news event. Fast forward here to radical progressive California Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) who believes — are you ready for this one folks? — that pedophilia is a sexual orientation that ought to be protected… by law…   Read more.........


(3) Media Covers Up Democrat Backed Planned Parenthood's Support for Infanticide - Redstate - For almost as long as there have been two parties, there have been accusations of mainstream media bias. Conservatives know it’s real. Liberals insist it’s imagined. Bias is evident not only in how events are covered but also in what is covered—and more importantly what is not covered. Consider two events from last week. First, in North Dakota the governor signed into law bills that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is present and when the procedure is sought solely because of the baby’s genetics. The media, including most major outlets, went into a frenzy to stir up controversy, often casting pro-life conservatives in a negative light. Then later in the week in Florida, lawmakers held a hearing about a bill to protect the lives of babies born during an attempted abortion procedure. The bill requires the abortionist to provide medical care to the newborn. It might seem obvious that a newborn should be cared for—but not to Planned Parenthood. They sent a lobbyist to the Florida legislature to testify in opposition to the bill. Here are some excerpts between the legislators and the lobbyist, Alisa LaPolt Snow, published earlier in the Weekly Standard. They pretty much speak for themselves. Rep. Jim Boyd: “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?” Snow: “We [Planned Parenthood] believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”  Read more......


People Not in Labor Force Soar by 663,000 to 90 Million, Labor Force Participation Rate at 1979 Levels - Zerohedge - Things just keep getting worse for the American worker, and by implication US economy, where as we have shown many times before, it pays just as well to sit back and collect disability and various welfare and entitlement checks, than to work .The best manifestation of this: the number of people not in the labor force which in March soared by a massive 663,000 to a record 90 million Americans who are no longer even looking for work. This was the biggest monthly increase in people dropping out of the labor force since January 2012, when the BLS did its census recast of the labor numbers. And even worse, the labor force participation rate plunged from an already abysmal 63.5% to 63.3% - the lowest since 1979! But at least it helped with the now painfully grotesque propaganda that the US unemployment rate is "improving." Read more..........

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