Sunday, June 13, 2010

Preserve "Miranda"

Today is Sunday, 13 June 2010.

On this date in 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, resulting in the “Miranda Warnings”.

Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder stated that it is the policy of the Obama regime to facilitate narrowing the protection of Miranda by expanding the public-safety exception. Holder claims this is part of the War on Terror. However, no reasoning or evidence has been advanced by the regime in justification. It’s not unreasonable to suspect that this policy is, at best, a cynical sop to Teabaggers, anti-Arab/anti-Islamic racists, and other hysterics.

The Museum of the Bourgeois is completely opposed to this attempt to dismantle constitutional rights.


Many thanks to for reminding me of a 1992 Pat Robertson fundraising letter, wherein he claims that the feminist agenda isn’t about equal rights: "It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

(And, presumably, always to "have a headache”.)

Pat Robertson: still reliably one of the biggest turds in the toilet bowl of Life.

William B. Yeats was born on this date in 1865.

Herewith, a favourite poem, “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”, by Yeats:

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

On this date in 1971, The New York Times began publication of the “Pentagon Papers”.

Benny Goodman died on this date in 1986.


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