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Peter Martin is championing a woman suing to enforce the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the California Constitution against what she says is the active government promotion of religion.

The Times Standard coverage.

According to Martin, Jager testified that city staff drafted a proclamation and prepared a letter promoting the 2012 prayer breakfast.

”These two documents were prepared by city staff during working hours,” Martin said. “He may not feel that is inappropriate, but I think we will leave that up to a court to decide.”

Jager confirmed Friday that he had asked Deputy City Clerk Suzanne Ziemer to type up a letter promoting the breakfast, but said he doesn’t see that as a misuse of city time.

”It maybe took her two minutes to type up,” he said. “I mean God Almighty, we are really splitting hairs here.”

As a matter of law, I’m not certain that the time is relevant, only that public resources were used to promote a religion.  It comes down to the details of the prayer breakfast.  Public prayers have been upheld at the Federal level, but Peter Martin is arguing that California law is tougher.

The complaint cites a Hindu prayer delivered last summer as in violation.  Is the City of Eureka really promoting Hinduism?  In the movie Slackers it was suggested that the cartoon Smurfs was part of a plot acclimating us all to blue people – so we can deal with the return of Govinda.

Hmmmm.

 

This is the best Onion video I’ve seen in a long time.

So I did KMUD my show last week on the Boston Bombing’s aftermath, and someone called in with a “false flag” theory.  I guess I just didn’t have the patience that night for conspiracy theories.  The guy said his piece:

Caller:  False flag, yada, yada yada (not a literal transcript).

Me:  Yeah, and the government is making chem trails to turn your kids gay…

Caller:  Oh, you don’t believe in the chem trails Kirk?  You must be blind as a bat, or maybe you don’t go outside all day.  I can see them every day here in Willits!

It was that kind of a show.  Tonight’s show on KHSU, where I had Andy talking about the Council on Foreign Relations and the plan for one world government, was a little better.  But next month, I’m bringing the subject matter back out of the clouds (whether the clouds are real or artificial).

By the way, did you know that Democracy Now is part of the conspiracy?  Yes, it’s part of the faux-left media created and maintained by the elites.  And that means KMUD is part of the conspiracy too!  And there’s a chart through the link that proves it all!  I mean Katrina Vanden Heuvel a CIA agent?  Say it ain’t so!

But then, an intrepid KMUD supporter outed me a few years ago!

hysl-logo2I’ll be there, as will both of my kids!

REMINDER!  Breaker Tryouts Tomorrow! BREAKERS TRYOUTS: 2013/2014 COMPETITIVE /DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM TRYOUTS April 20 (Sat) AND April 28 (Sun) ~ ROTARY FIELD, Eureka (Zoe Barnum) … Girls U10 9:30 am -11 am Boys U10 11 am – 12:30 pm Girls U12 & U14 12:30 pm -2 pm Boys U12 & U14 2 pm – 3:30 pm Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior in order for parent/guardian to complete registration paperwork. No fees collected until first team meeting. Players must bring cleats, shin guards (socks over) and water bottle. For more information, go to www.humboldtysl.org
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For the Eel River Soccer League, the tryouts are also tomorrow, with U-10 and U-12 at 10 a.m. and U-14 at 1:00 at Newburg Park.
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For Mad River
MRU Evaluations:
U12 & U14: Saturday, May 4th, HSU Field
House. Times TBA. ** All players MUST be pre-registered to
attend tryouts **

U-10 Evaluations Sunday, May
19th, Pacific Union School, Back Field. Times TBA. ** All
players MUST be pre-registered to attend evaluations

As we wait with baited breath to know the skin color of the Boston Marathon Bomber, after the right portion of the media went off half-cocked to pin it on a bisexual Saudi student who was tackled and detained for the crime of running from the blast with too much melanine in his skin, some thoughts from across the web for your consideration.

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From Barbara Ehrenreich:

“The wait to find out the identity of the marathon bombing suspect is like a ghoulish version of the presidential election: The left desperately wants a homegrown rightwing terrorist; the right smugly expects a Muslim jihadist. Really, just the guilty person will do.”

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From Tim Wise:

“White privilege is knowing that even if the Boston Marathon bomber turns out to be white, his or her identity will not result in white folks generally being singled out for suspicion by law enforcement, or the TSA, or the FBI.
White privilege is knowing that even if the bomber turns out to be white, no one will call for whites to be profiled as terrorists as a result, subjected to special screening, or threatened with deportation.
White privilege is knowing that if the bomber turns out to be white, he or she will be viewed as an exception to an otherwise non-white rule, an aberration, an anomaly, and that he or she will be able to join the ranks of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols and Ted Kaczynski and Eric Rudolph and Joe Stack and George Metesky and Byron De La Beckwith and Bobby Frank Cherry and Thomas Blanton and Herman Frank Cash and Robert Chambliss and James von Brunn and Robert Mathews and David Lane and Michael F. Griffin and Paul Hill and… John Salvi and James Kopp and Luke Helder and James David Adkisson and Scott Roeder and Shelley Shannon and Dennis Mahon and Wade Michael Page and Byron Williams and Kevin Harpham and William Krar and Judith Bruey and Edward Feltus and Raymond Kirk Dillard and Adam Lynn Cunningham and Bonnell Hughes and Randall Garrett Cole and James Ray McElroy and Michael Gorbey and Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman and Frederick Thomas and Paul Ross Evans and Matt Goldsby and Jimmy Simmons and Kathy Simmons and Kaye Wiggins and Patricia Hughes and Jeremy Dunahoe and David McMenemy and Bobby Joe Rogers and Francis Grady and Demetrius Van Crocker and Floyd Raymond Looker, among the pantheon of white people who engage in (or have plotted) politically motivated violence meant to terrorize and kill, but whose actions result in the assumption of absolutely nothing about white people generally, or white Christians in particular.”
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From the “suspect’s” roommate as he’s being harassed by a Fox News hound.
Fox:  “Do you think your friend did it….?”
Roommate:  “Let me go to school dude!”
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On that “Saudi person of interest” – the best summary so far.  Really, his facebook page identifies him as a bisexual who likes the Ellen Degeneres show and still the right was painting him as a potential Islamic extremist.
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And from what is unfortunately not:
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It does appear that the person likely to be arrested is a “dark skinned man.”  So I guess all is justified.
More later.  This will be the topic of my radio show tomorrow night, 7:00 on KMUD.
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Addendum:  This is being spread around represented as Palestinian kids, but Salon identifies them as Iraqi.  Heartwarming in either case.  Photo is borrowed from Salon.
Kids

This is a very sad week.  More to say later, maybe.  For now, your prayers or thoughts for Allison, one of the strongest Moms I know, would be appreciated.

Allison and Cameron

Park Tour

Kym has details. 

I may have something to add later.

Yes, I know that we have to address the issues of drugs and kids.  Can we put that off for a day or two?

As long as you’re away from Willits, where it seems the entire fleet of CHP are hanging out daily.

On Monday I left for Sacramento and there were about seven or eight cars on the south side.  Today there were six cars on the north side “protecting” the survey team.

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By the way, here’s a question for you.  Before I left for Sacramento, I consulted several map/driving directions programs out of curiosity.  Map Que mast says to take Highway 20 out of Ukiah, which has always made the most sense to me.  Google Maps sends me over Highway 36, which is odd, because last year when I wanted to get to Red Bluff, it sent me over 299.  But Jana actually had one program send her down to Petaluma, across to Vallejo, and back up 80 – which certainly doesn’t make sense if you get to Petaluma during rush hour.

Which route would you take from Eureka?

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