The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched a nationwide campaign to assess police militarization in the United States.

Meanwhile, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer begs the state legislature to expand Medicaid, saying, “The human cost of this tragedy can’t be calculated.”

Then there’s this from Tennessee:

Incredulous Vanderbilt officials were forced to come to the legislature today to argue against a bill yanking the university police’s authority to make arrests. This brilliant proposal comes from the Christian Right, which wants to punish Vanderbilt for its all-comers policy.

Evangelicals led by the Tennessee Family Action Council’s David Fowler say Vanderbilt’s policy is an affront to our freedoms because it would force conservative Christian clubs to accept gay people as members if any should ever wish to join for reasons not easy to imagine. That’s right, Vanderbilt’s nondiscrimination policy actually discriminates against conservative Christians. So the state should sanction Vanderbilt by essentially abolishing its police force. We’re not making this up.

Dems rejected Rand Paul’s offer to end his filibuster because they refused to vote for a non-binding resolution that said targeting U.S. citizens on U.S. soil with drones violated their rights. I don’t even know what to say.

4 Responses to Roundup

  1. imhotep March 7, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    When you don’t want to hear the message you shoot the messenger. That’s what lots of Liberals are doing to Rand Paul today. And dare I say that many of them are black Liberals who have a vested interest in not seeing a failed Obama presidency. (Which by the way has already happened.) These Liberals know in their hearts that it’s wrong to kill any unarmed human being not on a battlefield without the benefit of “due process.” But if Obama’s doing it that’s A-Ok ’cause he’s “the man.” To which we should all say…..bullshit!

  2. lless March 7, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    So Rand keeps droning in the Senate. Would that it had any effect.

  3. jawbone March 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Yes, Rand Paul has spoken truth to power. On this issue.

    And I support what he said and why he said it. But it doesn’t mean he won’t say things which will be bat shite crazy.

    However, I was deeply disappointed in our oh, so not brave Dem senators. Craven, much?

  4. ProNewerDeal March 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    1 Dem Senator supported Rand Paul’s fillibuster – Wyden
    3 Dem-caucusing Sens voted against Brennan – B Sanders & Leahy (VT), Merkley (OR)

    not sure which I’m more disappointed in
    1 Partisan Dem Hacks: only 3 of ~55 Dem-caucusing Sens voting against Brennan, who they opposed back in ~2008 when Brennan had a less-extensive criminal/murderous record (compared to record by 2013) & was a Bush43 employee. Flippa to the Floppa, Partisan Dem Hacks just don’t Stoppa.
    2 Elizabeth Warren: good on protecting US citizen from fin svc fraud, but not judicial-free Pres dictator-murder.
    3 myself: fool me n times, definitely shame on me. How naive was I to think E Warren was a genuine Progressive? E Warren must be Evil & not Stupid on this issue – as a Harvard lawyer professor she certainly understands the US Constitution, yet is happy to ignore it & vote for Brennan.

    btw didn’t Al Franken have a job in the 00s, as a radio pundit correctly complaining about Bush43’s Evil-Yet-Less-Than-Obama’s-Dictator-Murder Un-Constitutional policies/actions? *smh*

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