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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
From Tim Wise:
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.
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?