Is A New Law Going To Accomplish Anything?

Colo. man convicted of murdering transgender woman /a>

The case was believed to be the first prosecution under Colorado’s bias-crime statute for a crime involving a transgender person. Gay rights activists hope publicity from the case would pressure Congress to add sexual orientation and gender identity to a federal hate crime law.

Why?

The law didn’t stop this guy.

The law didn’t stop him from committing murder either.

Teabag Madness!! It Could Happen Here!!

iowahawk: Red Scare

The story you are about to see is true. Or, at least, could be true. At this very moment dangerous subversive extremist elements are infiltrating our communities and schools, bent on destroying our American Way of Life. These are the shadowy forces of International Constitutionalism. Agents from the Department of Homeland Security are on the trail of these nefarious Red State saboteurs, but it will take a vigilant public – including ordinary high school students like you – to help bring them to justice before it’s too late. Only with your help can we preserve the American Way!

Janet A. Napolitano

You Knew This Was Going To Happen, Didn’t You?

Desert clash in West over solar potential, water

OAKLAND, Calif. — A westward dash to power electricity-hungry cities by cashing in on the desert’s most abundant resource — sunshine — is clashing with efforts to protect the tiny pupfish and desert tortoise and stinginess over the region’s rarest resource: water.

Water is the cooling agent for what traditionally has been the most cost-efficient type of large-scale solar plants. To some solar companies answering Washington’s push for renewable energy on vast government lands, it’s also an environmental thorn. The unusual collision pits natural resources protections against President Barack Obama’s plans to produce more environmentally friendly energy.

Oh, I Don’t Know. The 18th Century Methods Worked Fine

U.S. navy, pirates negotiate over hostage captain

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the lifeboat appeared to be out of fuel and that “a number of assets” were being used to resolve the situation.

“Piracy may be a centuries-old crime, but we are working to bring an appropriate, 21st century response,” she said at a joint appearance with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Australian foreign and defense ministers.

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