“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Brown Signs Act - California Dreaming - How Could a Broke State Flooded with Illegal Immigrants do it?



The Dream Act

Most Cal Grants pay the cost of basic tuition, currently $12,192 at UC, and $5,472 at CSU. To be eligible for state aid to attend UC or CSU, an undocumented student must meet the following requirements:

-- Sign an affidavit saying they are in the process of requesting legal status

-- Have attended a California high school for at least three years

-- Have maintained at least a B average in high school if applying to CSU or UC, or a C average if applying to community college

For more information about Cal Grants:

Other Bills

In addition to the Dream Act, the governor also signed:

-- AB1112, by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, which raises fees on imported oil to pay for oil spill prevention.

-- AB438, by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, which imposes restrictions on public libraries that seek to privatize. This bill was a priority for labor unions.

Read more if you can take it: 


  1. In 2005, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that up to 3 percent of the 30,000 individuals called for jury duty from voter registration rolls over a two-year period in just one U.S. district court were not U.S. citizens.

  2. The percentage of 3% of voters results in a 6% difference in the results, enough to turn the results of the majority of US elections.

  3. In 1996, Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, making it a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in any federal election (or state election, unless authorized by state law). As a penalty, ineligible non-citizens who knowingly vote may be deported. Additionally, a non-citizen who falsely claims to be a United States citizen is in violation of this law.

    However, there are many documented reports of non-citizen voting,1 2 and there is no evidence of prosecution of the aliens for their action.

  4. One of the greatest burdens in L.A. County is welfare for children whose parents are undocumented.

  5. in 1994, 59 percent of California voters passed Proposition 187, a ballot measure that outlawed education, health care and social services to illegal immigrants and their children. At that time there were estimated to be three-hundred thousand illegal immigrant children in public schools.

    Even though Proposition 187 passed, the measure was declared unconstitutional in federal court and was never enforced.

  6. Why do you pay taxes and follow the law in a country where the elected officials, from the president on down, routinely ignore the law to the financial detriment of you? Because, unlike the illegals or the politicians, you will be punished, your freedom and property taken.

    Why do you put up with that?

  7. The left embraces illegals to bolster their voter hell with the law, to hell with the taxpayers. It's all about RACE...LaR­­aza.

    Can you say reconquist­­a ???

  8. If a lifeboat holds 30 people and you put in 45, you're going to sink it and kill us all. The US does not have unlimited resources. We permit about a million immigrants a years to come here. Children who were snuck into the country should be given citizenshi­p? Why bother to be born here? This will only encourage more illegals to keep bring their children, when will it stop?

    We need hardliners in government and the day is coming they will be here. If not we only have to look south to see what our future will be.

  9. What in the whirled would you expect, after you annex large swaths of a foreign country, but foreigners in your country?

  10. What does Los Angeles mean, in English?

    San Fransisco?

    San Diego?

    El Paso?

    The oldest town in North America, Santa Fe.

    Thought we spoke English in "America".

    Why didn't the names change, with annexation, if we did not want to continue the foreign influences?

  11. If we did not want Mexicans in the US, why did we annex large swaths of populated Mexico?

  12. To all those who are opposed to AB 131, please understand that this measure is not as economically dentrimental as you would think, "The California Department of Finance estimates that 2,500 students will qualify for Cal Grants as a result of AB 131, at a cost of $14.5 million. The overall Cal Grant program is funded at $1.4 billion, meaning that 1 percent of all Cal Grant funds will be potentially impacted by AB 131 when the law goes into effect."
    Now you may have contentions that stem from principles/philosophical beliefs that people who were born here or have legal residency should ONLY be benefiting from the state's education system. This state's population is growing and people are going to retire, we need teachers, policeman, and other workers who need to be educated with degrees. I hope you find it in your heart to have some compassion and allow your intellect to see that immigrants who are allowed access to social services can then only CONTRIBUTE to our economy & communities. Immigrants from all different demographics (from white Eastern Europeans to brown Southeast Asians), there are too few of us to be divided and I can only speak for myself, but all of us in the immigrant rights' movement hope that you can simply join us in attaining equal rights for all, no matter our designated status in this country.

  13. When the Constitution says "People" it odes not abide discrimination against non-citizens, as they are people, too.

    When the Founders wanted to make citizenship an issue, they did.

    They understood the meanings of the words.

    The Revolution lives.
    It is growing.

    Embrace the Enlightenment.

    Become illuminated.

  14. Naturalization, immigration, solely Federal issues.

    The Supremes concur.

    Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a state statute denying funding for education to illegal aliens and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district's attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal alien student to compensate for the lost state funding[1].

    The Court found that where states limit the rights afforded to people (specifically children) based on their status as aliens, this limitation must be examined under an intermediate scrutiny standard to determine whether it furthers a substantial goal of the State.

    From our friends @ wiki.

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  16. Kinda funny, that the first shot in the religion as tactics election, that doug pined for, was not against Obama and Reverend Wright, but Mitt Romney and Joseph Smith.

    Illustrative of the "Main Stream" Evangelical thinking, at least as regards Texican pastors.

  17. One's status as an immigrant, substantially equivalent, legally, to one's gender.

    Which is the other legal category where Intermediate Scrutiny is the standard used to perceive illegal discrimination.

  18. Pure politics, anon.

    If there was a real case against Mr Holder, those Sheriffs could get an indictment against him and his agents, in State courts.

    Misprison of Felony is a crime.
    He may well be guilty, of that.

    Mr Holder is not above the law, while he enforces it.

    ... in its decision found that misprison of a felony does not require as an element either active interference with proceedings of tribunal or investigation or action or threat of action against those who would cooperate in the process of justice.

  19. Concerns over Wall Street practices and economic inequality have led to sit-ins and rallies in New York and a long list of other cities.

    Columbus will be added this week. Two events are planned: On Monday, Occupy Columbus plans an 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. demonstration at the Statehouse. On Tuesday, a group that is associated with Good Jobs Not Bad Cuts announced a noon rally planned Downtown at S. Wall and W. Broad streets.

  20. "Christian" said: ...all of us in the immigrant rights' movement hope that you can simply join us in attaining equal rights for all, no matter our designated status in this country

    Lawbreakers have rights, such as the right to remain silent, or the right to an attorney, but they do not have the right to continue breaking the law.

  21. Mr Cain, is raising some.

    "I am not running for theologian in chief," Cain said today on CNN's State of the Union.
    "He is a Mormon, that much I know. ...I am not going to get into an analysis of Mormonism vs. Christianity. "

    To merely frame the question, as "Mormonism vs Christianity", well, Mr Cain establishes his position that there is a substantial difference 'tween the two.

  22. Sure they do, Ms T.

    The immigrant has the inalienable rights to Life, Liberty and Pursuit of property and happiness.

    The Congress is tasked with creating the process for Naturalization.
    They have created the legal morass through which we slog.

    The Federal Legislators, gridlocked on the issue.

    The Supremes have ruled.

    The Executive now protecting Federal authority, from State intrusions.

  23. DR: To merely frame the question, as "Mormonism vs Christianity", well, Mr Cain establishes his position that there is a substantial difference 'tween the two.

    Cain is right. Mormonism is basically the fourth Abrahamic religion, and the most recent one to come along, in 1830, about 1200 years after the third Abrahamic religion came along, which was Islam.

  24. I am not saying he is wrong, Ms T.

    I do know that Mormons self-identify as Christians.

    That Jerusalem centric Christians may see it as you, understandable.

    What the political ramifications of those perceptions are, amongst those that believe the US is a "Christian" nation, well, that remains to be seen.

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  26. DR: I do know that Mormons self-identify as Christians.

    I can self-identify as a follower of Martin Luther King Jr., but then carry around a book that says black people carry the Mark of Cain (dark skin as punishment for Cain killing his brother) and are doomed to eternal slavery at the hands of the fair and wholesome white people of God, and I can call this book the "teachings of Martin Luther King."

    Or, I can judge men by the content of their character, and ignore the color of their skin, and actually follow the teachings of MLK.

    That's kind of what Cain is getting at.

  27. .

    The immigrant has the inalienable rights to Life, Liberty and Pursuit of property and happiness.

    But not here.


  28. Do not forget that the first Catholic candidate for President, Al Smith, was done in by Southern Baptists and German Lutherans, believing that the Catholic Church and the Pope would influence his policies.

    In 1928 Al Smith lost in a landslide.

    32 years later, JFK won in a squeaker of a stolen election.
    Barely overcoming his Catholicism, by being a war hero.

    Mr Romney is no war hero.

  29. That, "Not Here" Q, does not represent Federal policy.

    Like it or not.

    The Supreme Court HAS ruled on the question and "Here" means "USA".

    The Supremes have ruled that a child has no more control over his immigration status as does a woman over her gender.

    That's the "Law of the Land".

    One wonders what the Supremes thought would occur, as those children reached their majority, but I doubt that was addressed in Plyler v. Doe.

    We're waiting upon Congress, it seems.

  30. .

    The should be a rule similar to Godwin's Law that says the first one to bring up religion in a campaign automatically loses.

    The fact that Cain is a Babtist preacher and Associate Minister in his church makes me leery of him.


  31. The "Religion Thing" as it regards Mr Romney ...

    It's only just begun.

  32. .

    Why do you put up with that?

    What would you have us do?

    Most people in the country are law-abiding. More they have priorities. When their own government stacks the deck against them they have to pick and choose what they protest against.

    During good times, they have the time and flexibility to be concerned about social issues. During times like these, you get OWS.

    Immigration, while some regard it as tied to our current economic problems, is in fact peripheral.


  33. I did not know that Cain was a minister.

  34. Mr Obama is no war hero. The fact that he attended a racist church for 20 years and never held a private sector job should make one leery.

    Of course he has performed so spectacularly as POTUS.

  35. What religion is Obama?

  36. Is he a BLT still?

  37. Mr Obama went to the Church of Oprah, for almost 20 years.

    I believe he remains amongst the faithful, in the OWN.

    The primary voters, on the Democratic side of the ballot, are not the religiously driven.

    This well exemplified by the alliance of the Catholic Dioceses of Chi-town with Saul Alinsky.

  38. .

    For Rufus:

    On Saturday Night Live it was reported that shortly after Chris Cristie said he wouldn't run for president, Sarah Palin did the same.

    She reportedly said that while she would love to be president, she couldn't take the two-year commitment.


  39. What do BLTs believe in?
    does Obama still attend the church, thought he disassociated himself from his mentor?
    Wonder why?

    How's that hope and change lil rat?

  40. The next prophet,
    of the OWN

    “The Rosie Show.”

    Think Dick Cavett with humor, she said.

    Rosie O’Donnell on her OWN terms

  41. I don't know, anon, Mr Barr lost. Didn't carry a single State.

    I never doubted he would, lose.

    So, there was never any hope for change.

    "Stayed the Course"

    No doubt of that.

  42. The Debil, he must be laughing.

    874,000 Workers went Part-Time in the last two months, and we're talking about what undies the candidate wears to Church.

  43. As for the post. It's Chinatown, . . . . er, California, Deuce.

  44. Bush Tax policy, continued.

    Bush Defense policies, followed in Iraq and expanded upon in Afghanistan.

    Federal Reserve policy unchanged.

    Health Care has a proposed change, but not yet implemented, No Change, until the Supremes decide.

    A listless economic recovery, predicted here at the EB, well before the election of '08 was decided.

    In fact, many predicted worse times than we've experienced, to date.

  45. The economy has "survived" due to massive governmental borrowing to make up for plunging private borrowing.

    This kept demand propped up enough to keep most people on the job.

    What happens if/when the government exceeds the amount the market thinks it should borrow?

  46. .

    Takin; the Train
    to Jacksonville

    Obama's actions are based more on an appeal to populism in an effort to get re-elected than to any political philosophy.

    Back out Jackson's disdain for a central bank and he can be more associated with the Tea Party than with Obama.


  47. And, the tea party will accomplish the same thing Jackson accomplished; leave us in Depression.

  48. .

    Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen

    The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, according to people who have read the document...

    The memo, written last year, followed months of extensive interagency deliberations and offers a glimpse into the legal debate that led to one of the most significant decisions made by President Obama — to move ahead with the killing of an American citizen without a trial...

    The Obama administration has refused to acknowledge or discuss its role in the drone strike that killed Mr. Awlaki last month and that technically remains a covert operation. The government has also resisted growing calls that it provide a detailed public explanation of why officials deemed it lawful to kill an American citizen, setting a precedent that scholars, rights activists and others say has raised concerns about the rule of law and civil liberties..."

    Legal Case for Killing a US Citizen Without Trial


  49. Nobel peace prize winner. There's ur explanation.

  50. Quirk said...

    The immigrant has the inalienable rights to Life, Liberty and Pursuit of property and happiness.

    But not here.


    You are one sick motherfucker, 'Rat.

    You observe the country going to shit via elimination of all respect for the rule of law.

    ...and Cheer

  51. ...and back it up with weak shit "logic" re: Mexican names and racebaiting crap about whether we want Mexicans in the country or not. if the same arguments would not apply if our problems were caused by 20 million welfare sucking, law breaking, anti-American Poles breeding like the flies that thrive on the garbage they leave around when they trash the neighborhood.

  52. Forty of Eric Holder’s assault rifles made it across the border and into the home arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad Juarez.

    Eric Holder repeatedly lies under oath for the same psychological reason Gary Hart engaged in Monkey Business with Donna Rice and dared reporters to do something about it. At one point he found he could get away with it, and now he’s pushing the boundaries to see how far he can take it. Besides, he knows the Libstream Media has got his six.

  53. .

    Ten years in Afghanistan.

    Obama says we will be there until 2014.

    Gen. Allen says don't count on it, we'll be there longer than that.

    John Boenher says Obama has done a good job in Iraq and Afghan and with the war on terror.

    Herman Cain says Iraq was a good idea and that we should stay there.

    Romney wants to increase the size of the military.

    Perry wants to send troops into Mexico to help in the drug war.

    Generational war. What a concept. Hardly Jacksonian.

    It will be interesting to see what all parties have to say when the military budget is cut by $500 billion when the Supercommitte fails to reach a compromise on the budget.


  54. This is one of those reasons why you Have to have Government.

    The immediate returns aren't high enough to justify the Capital Expense in the market. However, in 20 years, when this plant is paid for, and coal is $300.00/ton, how does it look?

    24/7 Solar

  55. Seville, Spain is 37 degrees, latitude. A little North of Memphis, Tn.

  56. Well North of Tucson, which is 32 degrees.

  57. And, way, way North of McAllen, Tx, which is 26 degrees.

  58. I side with Doug and Duce,
    the Democratic Party sees those illegal aliens as potential votes down the road. That would mean the Democratic Party would have a smashing lead if they could snag them. The Dream Act is a slap in the face of every law-abiding American. The Republicans were thinking the same way in a milder form, but finally threw it in when the realized it would not fly. Accepting that idea means you are walking away from a massive number of American Voters, and at this point.. perhaps they saw it as risky.

    There is a second element.

    The economists are saying the way to a healthy economy is found if the population continuously expands. That means we essentially throw the environmental efforts out the window and go for big populations regardless of the costs. The Real Estate people are absolutely overjoyed with the idea, and push it hard. But suddenly we also realize Mexico is such a place.. constantly growing population and no where to send those folks. We discover India and China are also such places and while India doesn’t care. China is desperately, and very courageously, attempting to control population by government policy of allowing each family to have one child. I thoroughly believe in God, and I adamantly do not believe God put us here to destroy earth with to many people.
    We have very big issues out there the people need to solve. Not half baked idiots in Washington. We are not electing these people to tell us what to do.. we want them to do what WE tell THEM to do which is exactly how a democracy works. Nor do I want Congress to sneak these items through in the middle of the night in an emergency session no one knew about.

    We have had very good government in times when the population was not expanding. We don’t need an expanding population to achieve a good economy.

    Ahh…. but we do need good government, and at this point, we don’t have that.

  59. Rat's a dick.
    That's what makes him tick.
    If you say "blue,"
    hes says, "black."
    He's a "know it all" that
    don't know jack.

  60. Rat's a dick.
    It makes him tick.
    You say "blue,"
    He says, "black."
    A "know it all,"
    Who don't know jack.

  61. much better, thanks.

  62. We have more than 5 million more working Part-time than in 2006

    More than Twice as many

  63. The Spengler article is imbecilic.

  64. No wonder we have so many people that don't know "come here," from "Siccem."

  65. .

    Spengler @ Pajamas Media

    This isn’t going to be easy, and the sooner we decide to roll up our sleeves and get back to work instead of looking for bankers to blame, the better our chances of coming back.

    Spengler accurately describes the public's part in the current crisis. However, his perspective and the conclusions he draws from the graphs he posts is skewed.

    He states the banks have suffered more than the public.

    1. That is because they have refused to come clean on the assets they hold. They have refused to mark to market the toxic assets in their inventory. They have fought all efforts to share the info. Wall Street has blasted the banks because it has no idea how much trouble the banks are actually in.

    2. Also, it comes down to how you define the banks. Bank shareholders (and in some cases bondholders) took it in the ass. The dicks running the banks and making the decisions that got us to where we are didn't suffer at all, neither financially nor legally.

    3. In fact, the same dicks are still in charge making the same decisions that got them into the situation in the first place. They are also the same guys stamping their feet and saying that new regulations the government is 'attempting' to implement to make sure the same mistakes are not made again, are anti-business and as Jamie Diamond said "...un-American...".

    4. How they can say this with a straight face is their greatest asset. Currently half the government is trying to prevent any new regulations and recall any that have already been passed. They do this by offering new legislation and by denying funding to regulatory agencies like

    5. The banks suffer? Evidently, you didn't bother to read the post rat put up on the previous thread.
    For the trillion dollar damage done illegally by the banks, the government proposes charging them $20 billion.

    Looking for bankers to blame?

    Let's face it you don't have to look hard. The same guys who got us into this mess are still there drawing their millions.


  66. I am a California resident and a student at a university in northern California­. With the recent 12% tuition hike that all California State Universiti­es have implemente­d this semester, school keeps getting more and more expensive. I have about 2.5 more years of undergrad left and I am getting worried that by the time I graduate I will have a very large amount of debt. I was apart of the student government 2 years ago and I protested against this bill, because we hardly have enough money in the grant and scholarshi­p section for our own citizens. This definitely puts more of a stress on American citizens like myself who are trying to find a way to pay $7,200 a semester for classes.

    And for those of you who commented that we are catering to illegals..­. you should check out a CSU nursing school applicatio­n, you get extra points on your applicatio­n if you are bilingual or fluent in Spanish, but if you are fluent in another language they only "take it into considerat­ion." I thought this was an English speaking country? I guess I thought wrong... Good luck to all of the students trying to afford college! Hopefully California doesn't mess up our chances of affording school in the future!

  67. In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) distanced the Republican Party from Cain's previous remarks that the protesters should blame themselves if they are unemployed.


    Ryan also slammed Obama for "sowing class envy and social unrest."

    "I think he's preying on the emotions of fear, envy, and anger, and that is not constructive to unifying America," Ryan said.

  68. Violence has broken out in Cairo, beginning today at about 8 p.m. Demonstrators outside the state television station began firing on soldiers patrolling the area, according to reports from government sources. Two soldiers were reported dead and 25 soldiers were reported wounded so far.

  69. Food is heavily subsidized in Egypt. A small loaf of bread costs a penny, I believe.

    The problem is Egypt runs out of money in three, or four months.

    No clue what happens, then.

  70. Except it probably won't be pretty.

  71. Rufus II said...
    Food is heavily subsidized in Egypt. A small loaf of bread costs a penny, I believe.

    The problem is Egypt runs out of money in three, or four months.

    No clue what happens, then.

    I know...

    It's called mass starvation!

    and no one will rescue them...

  72. Let's see Obama and the fed added 6 trillion in qe1,2 &3

    thus 3xing the cost of fuel and wheat....

    then obama forgave 1 billion to egypt and asked for an additional 1 billion in aid for egypt and then met with the nazis of egypt, the moslem brotherhood...


    let nature take it's course...

    I guess 20-30 million dead egyptians will be the result of it all...

    I got popcorn....

    do you?


  73. Israel as the Dutch Republic
    in the Thirty Years War
    By Spengler

    Now, I see why Spengler came under criticism earlier. For those interested, try Jonathan Israel’s “Dutch Republic”.

  74. WiO:
    I guess 20-30 million dead egyptians will be the result of it all...

    I got popcorn....

    There was a time when famine struck Canaan and Jacob told his sons, "Well don't just stand there gaping at each other, geniuses, go down to Egypt and get us some grain!" So watch it with the schadenfreude because what goes around comes around.

  75. Yes, he really said that:

    Genesis 42:1-2 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another? And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.

    The most vivid character in the scriptures, bar none.

  76. A Treasury Department official warned that the restructuring of the controversial loan to solar-panel maker Solyndra may not be legal, according to a report.

  77. Ms T comment on the bible...

    It's like Obama giving an Atlas Shrugged commentary...

    There was a time when famine struck Canaan and Jacob told his sons, "Well don't just stand there gaping at each other, geniuses, go down to Egypt and get us some grain!" So watch it with the schadenfreude because what goes around comes around."

    This aint famine... And at last check the Egyptians just looted the Israeli embassy and has created and supported Hamas and the PLO and they have rained down terror in Israel for 60 years...

    What went around is going around...

    Egypt and the arab world (include the islamic hoards as well) are getting theirs after decades (if not centuries)

    So excuse me if I dont take your words without a major shovel of salt....

    Egypt is burning down their own house...

    And I aint getting off the couch to help them...

  78. Ah, Jeebus; I've been watching this guy for years, and he is never wrong.

    ECRI (Economic Cycle Research Institute) says we're, Definitely, on our way into recession - 1st qtr of '12, at the latest.

    Click on the Video

    I had just about convinced myself (I really wanted to believe) that we might be pulling out right at treetop height. But it probably ain't so.

  79. Name calling, to be sure, but not an argument sufficient to change a mind.

    Those that dismiss history, are bound to repeat it.

    Doug complains about the condition of America, from his home in Polynesia.

    boob returns, no longer fearful of indictment, for Misprison of Felony.

    Misprison of felony, which makes Jury Nullification pale in comparison.

    The Story of "o" finds entertainment in the prospect of millions dying.

    His neighborhood, chuck full of shitty little countries.

  80. Never said, that there was substance, in the President's takin' the train to Jacksonville, Q.

    Just that he was buyin' the ticket, and loading the baggage.

    An audit is no more the "End of the Fed", than a Palestinian State is the end of Israel, even if it is limited to the 1967 borders.

    The solutions, they are not binary.

  81. The deal, doug, is that I do not reject the challenge, just the solutions you offer, based upon false premises.

    We annexed the best parts of Mexico.

    We are not going to "Build a Fence". Whether or not it is a "Good Idea".

    You realize the truth of that, which is at least part of the reason why you went to Polynesia.

    To then complain about how the ethnic Hawaiians vote, in bloc, for your ideological opponents.

  82. While governments may agree to the placement of the lines, on a map, the "little people" often don't acknowledge it, on the ground.

    Place names, doug, an indication of the native culture.

    If the names of the places pre-date the governing culture, the assimilation was not complete.

    Just a reality.
    Especially in the lands annexed in the American West, by the United States, from Mexico.

  83. Mrs Bachmann says she does not understand, this questioning of religion, as part of the political process.

    Little wonder she's a looter of the Federal purse..

  84. While in Egypt, US proxies strengthen their hand. Using religious violence as their pretext.

    Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said the violence, which also left 272 wounded, was part of a "dirty conspiracy" and called on Egyptians to unite in the face of what he called meddling by foreign and domestic hands in their nation's affairs.

    "These events have taken us back several steps," Sharaf said in a televised address. "Instead of moving forward to build a modern state on democratic principles, we are back to seeking stability and searching for hidden hands — domestic and foreign — that meddle with the country's security and safety."

  85. Rat comments (again and again and again) but this time something I never heard of...


    The failure to perform a public duty.

    Misprision is a versatile word that can denote a number of offenses. It can refer to the improper performance of an official duty. In Arkansas, for example, rule 60 of the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure provides that a judgment, decree, or order may be vacated or modified "for misprisions of the clerk." In this sense misprision refers to neglect, mistake, or subterfuge on the part of the court clerk who performed the paperwork for the judgment, decree, or order.

    The term I liked from the EB described the Rat (and not Bob) "unconvicted felon", after all Rat is the one NOT IN UNIFORM that was shooting people in central america with the claim that if he did that in another nation and was not arrested it was not a crime here...

    yep the "unconvicted felon" has quite the volume of comments...

    but usually adds as much as "Cliff Claven" sitting at the Cheers Bar...