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Posts by AnAmericanMother

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  • The Religion of Racism

    05/14/2018 7:57:30 AM PDT · 8 of 22
    AnAmericanMother to Cletus.D.Yokel
    Two small corrections:

    You are a neo-communist TOOL and here ARE 3 reasonS why:

    Under item 1 - number does not agree - one minority person . . . his or her behalf.

    Sorry - proofread for a living. It's a great card, but it needs to be perfect to work . . .

  • The Fading Glories of the World, as Seen in an Attic

    05/09/2018 9:45:53 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    AnAmericanMother to marktwain

    Happy to. “Encourage one another . . . “

  • The Fading Glories of the World, as Seen in an Attic

    05/09/2018 9:37:34 AM PDT · 10 of 22
    AnAmericanMother to marktwain
    Lord, you accepted those workers who arrived at the eleventh hour. Look with mercy on Your child, Don, and grant him grace and perseverance, dispose his heart to You.

    Blessed Mother, take Don under your protection, turn your eyes of mercy towards him, and after his exile, show him the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus the Christ.

    Amen.

  • Is John McCain Endangering His Soul By Preventing Trump From Attending His Funeral?

    05/08/2018 1:07:33 PM PDT · 69 of 71
    AnAmericanMother to scan59

    Just shows you the power of the media.

  • Is John McCain Endangering His Soul By Preventing Trump From Attending His Funeral?

    05/08/2018 10:26:04 AM PDT · 29 of 71
    AnAmericanMother to scan59
    Can't believe everything you see in the movies (but you as a freeper must know that).

    That would never, ever happen unless the priest in question was a faithless shepherd. In cases of danger of death, the priest is authorized to give General Absolution to all present. No confession is necessary. Of course, once the danger of death is past, if you survive you're expected to make an auricular confession at the first opportunity.

    One of the most powerful portrayals of General Absolution is in the splendid book by Giovanni Guareschi, "Comrade Don Camillo", in which a priest goes incognito to the Soviet Union. There is a terrible storm, and all on a ship are in danger of death, and Don Camillo breaks character to give General Absolution to all. Nobody says a word afterwards except the political officer . . . who like the political officer in "Das Boot" is shut up by the rest . . .

    It was made into a movie starring the French actor Fernandel.

  • Prom dress prompts 'cultural appropriation' row

    05/01/2018 1:01:24 PM PDT · 145 of 148
    AnAmericanMother to Disambiguator
    . . . one other thing. If a utility kilt has a hem, it is not a kilt. All kilts use the selvage edge of the cloth as the bottom edge of the kilt; adjustments in length are made at the waistband, or you belt the kilt at your natural waist and let the rest ride above.

    Of course, this is all what one of George MacDonald Fraser's characters called "a right Professional Highlander trick" - although in that case he was talking about the affectation of ordering single malt Scotch neat, with a glass of water on the side, and taking alternate sips.

    Read "The General Danced at Dawn", "MacAuslan in the Rough", and "The Sheik and the Dustbin" if you want a very accurate and amusing account of life in a Highland regiment. Much better than Flashman, in my not particularly humble opinion!

  • Prom dress prompts 'cultural appropriation' row

    05/01/2018 12:52:50 PM PDT · 144 of 148
    AnAmericanMother to Disambiguator
    In Aberdonian accent:

    "Nothing is worn - it is all in perrrrr-fect working order!"

    Canvas is heavy (if we're talking the equivalent of Duluth fire hose pants) but it is not as heavy as the regulation double-weave wool with Army pleats, which usually contains about eight yards of full selvage width cloth. A civilian dress kilt may contain a little less yardage, because it is knife-pleated rather than box-pleated, but if you measure the bottom hem of a utility kilt I think you'll find it contains around 4 yards of cloth, more or less.

    I have an old Army kilt and it weighs several pounds at my best guess, even though I've never thrown it on a scale. (I wear it for Highland dancing and casual day wear, even though not strictly correct for a woman to wear at all - I'm built straight up and down, no waist, no hips, and it is in my father's regimental tartan, the 79th Cameron Highlanders (since amalgamated out of existence). I argue right of inheritance and old time's sake if anybody calls me on it.)

  • Prom dress prompts 'cultural appropriation' row

    05/01/2018 8:19:26 AM PDT · 140 of 148
    AnAmericanMother to Disambiguator
    There are LOTS of wrong ways to wear a kilt! (1) Wearing any undergarment that *shows* is one (in the Highland regiments you are out of uniform if you wear *anything* under the kilt - unless participating in athletics, dancing, or marching band, because all those activities are likely to make your kilt flip up. But if you DO feel the need to wear something, nobody should know. I have seen men with their boxer shorts playing peekaboo under the hem.) (2) Wearing a kilt that is too long (should hit between the center and top of the kneecap). You'll occasionally see one too short, usually the re-enactment folks who are wearing belted plaids, but that's a whole nother story. (3) Wearing a ladies' dress thinking it's a kilt - the pleating and heavy weight of a kilt is distinctive (utility kilts fall in this category. They are not pleated correctly and the fabric is much too lightweight). (4) Wearing inappropriate accessories. If you go casual, a plain leather sporran, a nice belt, wool hose and sturdy shoes are about it.

    Some people gripe about the tartans; I don't. Only 3 or 4 "setts" (patterns) predate the 1746 outlawing of tartan and Highland dress. Most were created in the Victorian era, after Walter Scott made the Highlands fashionable.

  • Prom dress prompts 'cultural appropriation' row

    04/30/2018 6:36:37 PM PDT · 10 of 148
    AnAmericanMother to Simon Green
    . . . and anybody's welcome to wear a kilt as far as I'm concerned.

    But if you wear it wrong, we will make merciless fun of you!

  • Prom dress prompts 'cultural appropriation' row

    04/30/2018 6:35:16 PM PDT · 9 of 148
    AnAmericanMother to Simon Green
    OK, let's really get down on this "cultural appropriation" thing.

    I won't wear your traditional dress - but you have to give up indoor plumbing, automobiles, higher mathematics, the rule of law, and all the other culture and technology you appropriated and copied from Western Europe and the USA.

    See how you like honey pots and ox carts and working an abacus.

  • Woman who uses her gun to save officer’s life is being sued by criminal’s family for wrongful death

    04/29/2018 6:20:29 PM PDT · 23 of 58
    AnAmericanMother to Gay State Conservative
    Most states have an equivalent to Federal Rule 11 - if a lawyer files a suit that he knows to be abusive or meritless, the court can sock both the client AND the lawyer for penalties, attorney fees, etc.

    I only Rule 11'd one attorney and his client in my misspent legal career. Got all my client's attorney fees paid, and it was a joint judgment against the client AND the attorney.

    He richly deserved it. He was a bad actor who made a habit of filing worthless lawsuits and bludgeoning the opposition with abusive discovery to try to extort a settlement. He got a few nasty words on the side from the judge as well.

  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/27/2018 5:22:51 PM PDT · 103 of 104
    AnAmericanMother to alstewartfan
    Wrong.

    I'm tired of arguing with you, you have zero understanding of the law and the Constitution.

    You just want what you want, and anybody who goes against you is - all those obscene and vile words you used.

    Good evening.

  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/26/2018 7:04:19 AM PDT · 99 of 104
    AnAmericanMother to alstewartfan
    "If a law is unfair, a disputed PORTION of s aid law may come before a court and be struck down."

    Only if there is a severability clause, otherwise, no.

  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/26/2018 7:02:52 AM PDT · 98 of 104
    AnAmericanMother to alstewartfan
    What you "believe" has no relevance to what the well established law of constitutional construction IS.

    Changing the law at whim to serve political circumstances is a Democrat trait. No Constitutional conservative should EVER countenance it.

    It's not "legalistic" - or a "technicality" - or any of the other buzz-words that people who don't understand the law throw out there.

    As Justice Scalia (may he rest in peace!) remarked, "If you're going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you're not always going to like the conclusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you're probably doing something wrong."

  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/24/2018 1:11:37 PM PDT · 96 of 104
    AnAmericanMother to alstewartfan
    OK, I'm going to say this as plainly as possible.

    The rule of law does not allow a judge to uphold a law just because he agrees with its intent.

    The void-for-vagueness rule protects you and me from "prosecutorial discretion" fueled by partisan animus. While the administration currently in power would (probably) enforce the law the way you would like, another administration could take the same law and beat you over the head with it.

    The cure is not for judges to rewrite the statute or "blue pencil" it to remove offending verbiage. That is outside their jurisdiction. The cure is for the legislative branch to rewrite the law and clarify it.

    So this is a separation of powers issue, a vagueness issue, AND a selective enforcement issue. The fact that the liberal justices voted the same way (probably for entirely different reasons) is irrelevant to whether Gorsuch voted correctly.

    And the fact that you resort to over-the-top namecalling the first time a justice rules adversely to *your* opinion does not speak well of your knowledge of the law or the Constitution.

  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/23/2018 5:36:13 AM PDT · 94 of 104
    AnAmericanMother to alstewartfan
    Nonsense.

    Unless the law has a severability clause, you can't pick and choose bits to get rid of.

    That's legislating from the bench. As I said before, I thought we were agreed that is a bad thing.

  • Georgia deputy stabbed in sheriff's office restroom, suspect shot dead, officials say

    04/23/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    AnAmericanMother to higgmeister; Vigilantcitizen
    High Sheriff Earl Lee was legendary, a friend to citizens and a terror to malefactors.

    There was a famous car chase here a number of years ago - armed robber fled Atlanta with a gaggle of squad cars in pursuit. We were watching on TV, suddenly he pulled over and got out of the car, hands up.

    "Must have run out of gas," I said to my husband. But then a deputy got in the car, cranked it, and moved it. WHAT?

    Then we noticed the sign in the background "WELCOME TO DOUGLAS COUNTY."

  • Yeti Coolers Cuts Ties with NRA Foundation

    04/23/2018 5:29:45 AM PDT · 15 of 80
    AnAmericanMother to FreedomPoster
    Yep, A/O sells Yetis with their logo on the lid.

    Guess that's going to come to an abrupt halt.

    I bought one when they had a REALLY good sale (more than 50 % off demo models).

    Now I'm sorry I did. Do I burn it in the town square, or what?

  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/17/2018 5:00:15 PM PDT · 70 of 104
    AnAmericanMother to BillyBoy
    Don't be ridiculous.

    There is NO judge who will vote the way YOU want, 100 percent of the time.

    Because J. Gorsuch is a textualist and originalist, when he runs up against an ambiguous law, he is not going to uphold it just because YOU think it's a good law.

    The whole idea of strict interpretation is that you do NOT consider whether a law is good, or bad, or well-intended. You ask only whether it passes constitutional muster.

    Doing otherwise is legislating from the bench. Thought we agreed that was a BAD thing.

  • California Considering Unprecedented Law Restricting Police Firearm Use

    04/03/2018 5:46:58 PM PDT · 33 of 55
    AnAmericanMother to CivilWarBrewing

    Good old Buster Keaton! Must have had one of the longest careers in movies ever . . . last appearance was I think “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” -