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November 24, 2007
Out of Range: Why the Constitution Can't End the Battle Over Guns
Topic: US History

From The New Republic book review of Mark V. Tushnet's "Out of Range" :

In 1991, Warren E. Burger, the conservative chief justice of the Supreme Court, was interviewed on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour about the meaning of the Second Amendment's "right to keep and bear arms." Burger answered that the Second Amendment "has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud -- I repeat the word 'fraud' -- on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime." In a speech in 1992, Burger declared that "the Second Amendment doesn't guarantee the right to have firearms at all." In his view, the purpose of the Second Amendment was "to ensure that the 'state armies' -- 'the militia' -- would be maintained for the defense of the state."

Posted by damnintellectuals at 5:58 PM PST
Updated: May 9, 2008 2:50 PM PDT
November 21, 2007
Government and Dirty Tricks
Topic: US History
In the late 1960's, the FBI printed and distributed "The Black Panthers Coloring Book" as an effort to discredit the counter-culture organization.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 9:38 PM PST
Updated: May 9, 2008 2:53 PM PDT
November 20, 2007
"Destiny... You cannot destroy my destiny!"
Topic: Film

Orson Welles and his last screen credit.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 10:38 PM PST
Updated: December 17, 2007 11:44 AM PST

Topic: Poetry

 Sign your name across my heart I want you to be my baby = poet.

 "Because both music and poetry are born of passion and strive to express the inexpressible, they unite quite naturally. Often it happens within the mind of a musician/poet who utilizes both art forms within a single expression. For me, one such artist is Terence Trent D’Arby...." More here...

Posted by damnintellectuals at 2:06 PM PST
Updated: May 9, 2008 2:54 PM PDT
November 19, 2007
He called his church "Eagle's Nest"
Topic: Religion

He called his church "Eagle's Nest". They gave him millions. From The San Antonio Express News:

Pastor Rick Godwin constantly presses his flock at Eagle's Nest Christian Fellowship to give generously for a new $36 million megachurch under construction on the North Side at the same time he spends tens of thousands of dollars of church money on luxury items for himself. Click here for article.

A response from the article by one of the Eagle's Nest paritioners:

This article is so low. You people have nothing else better to do than to make up rumors about people. I recently had a chance to tour the Summit(Our new church) and i KNOW where my money is going. And I will continue to give because I know of all the people I am helping for generations to come. So if your complaining about the way Rick spends his money GET OVER IT because it's none of your business AND it's GOD who has blessed him tremendously for what he is doing in the community and to people everywhere. Click here for other responses to article.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 1:23 AM PST
Updated: November 25, 2007 10:15 AM PST

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