A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Calif. tax bill seeks to
punish Scouts for gay ban

Associated Press, by Lisa Leff

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 4/9/2013 6:35:41 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — California lawmakers are considering taking some tax exemptions away from youth groups that do not accept gay, transgender or atheist members — a move intended to pressure the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay Scouts and troop leaders. Some cities have withdrawn free rent and other subsidies from the Boy Scouts over the years, but legislation introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara would make California the first state to target the Scouts for its anti-gay policy. The Long Beach Democrat´s bill, SB 323, is scheduled for its first committee hearing on Wednesday.

Comments:
Enforcing ´tolerance´ with a sledgehammer and sickle.

      


Post Reply   End of Thread  

Reply 1 - Posted by: tren9, 4/9/2013 6:40:39 PM     (No. 9267557)

California legislators are extremely intolerant of anyone who disagrees with them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Tucker, 4/9/2013 6:44:30 PM     (No. 9267561)

Yes indeed...more open mindedness from the crazy left. Don´t agree....punishment for you. Wonder how this will work down the road.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/9/2013 6:44:46 PM     (No. 9267562)

The Supreme Court already ruled on rights of association.
Using courts to punish groups has got to stop.
California is too far gone to be salvaged I fear.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: freightdog, 4/9/2013 6:50:19 PM     (No. 9267571)

When the California economy collapses, the feds had better not bail them out. With leadership that goes out of its way to punish Boy Scouts, no breaks are deserved.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/9/2013 6:54:11 PM     (No. 9267580)

My thoughts exactly OP.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 4/9/2013 6:59:48 PM     (No. 9267585)

A homosexual state senator focusing on attacking an organization which is a national treasure because they won´t accept his deviant behavior as the norm...clearly all the important issues facing CA have been solved...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: chance_232, 4/9/2013 7:01:01 PM     (No. 9267589)

Simple..... The second that this bill is passed, the Boy Scouts should announce a suspension of all scouting activities in the state of California. Divest themselves of any California based operations/properties/investments etc. The Boy Scouts should then ask that their supporters also divest themselves of anything California based. And then file suit.

And its past time for conservatives and like minded people to come up with an alternative to the Hollywood based studios and production companies. I dont know about the rest of you, but I would break out my checkbook to invest in non-leftists studios and production companies.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/9/2013 7:08:23 PM     (No. 9267598)

Kalifornias legilative weenies are doing whatever possible to change life as it has been since signing the Declaration of Independence.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn, 4/9/2013 7:34:38 PM     (No. 9267635)

Well I guess this means the Boy Scouts leave Californication.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn, 4/9/2013 7:40:31 PM     (No. 9267641)

We don´t have a gay ban, we have a ´don´t priest our kids ban´



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: ArtieC, 4/9/2013 8:02:05 PM     (No. 9267671)

Can anybody tell this old fossil (me) what in the name of God has happened to this country??

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Golden, 4/9/2013 8:30:27 PM     (No. 9267691)

This comes from the celebrate diversity crowd? What happens when we don´t agree with them. They name call and obfuscate. The GOP better get a voice and a message soon otherwise I´m afraid well be in the wilderness a little longer..

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: chance_232, 4/9/2013 9:35:00 PM     (No. 9267770)

Re #11

Yes

1. 50 years of public education.
2. Non-stop Hollywood indoctrination.
3. An activist press who has forgotten it´s purpose.
4. Elections have consequences.
5. A majority allowing itself to be silenced.
6. The continued wussification of boys and men.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/9/2013 9:40:20 PM     (No. 9267775)

Always a fricking Democrat who wants to single out anyone who doesn´t agree and punish them. We have no freedom as long as Democrats and statist Republicans are allowed to be in office.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: reddfroge, 4/9/2013 10:26:28 PM     (No. 9267804)

in the history of the world, societies have devolded from within...Rome, etc...we are doing the same thing...and, for no good reason.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 4/9/2013 10:34:05 PM     (No. 9267810)

Yes, #3. The Scouts have First Amendment Rights which include the right of association.

Fight back. Even in CA.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 4/9/2013 11:26:15 PM     (No. 9267843)

#7 has the right idea.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 

Post Reply   Close thread 730458

End of Thread  



Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"



Chef says preparing healthy Passover
seder to suit Michelle Obama
‘is a different (matzo) ball game’
New York Daily News, by Leslie Larson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/17/2014 7:32:07 PM     Post Reply
Chef Vered Guttman braved the challenge of preparing a White House Passover seder in line with Michelle Obama´s healthy eating guidelines and lived to tell her story. "The traditional seder fare is hardly fresh or healthy," Guttman wrote in a post-dinner review about incorporating vegetable sides to "offset some of the Jewish carbs" like gefilte fish and matzo ball soup. And her hard work to keep it healthy paid off, as both the President and First Lady praised her quinoa-kale salad and even inquired after the recipe. Guttman, a D.C. based caterer, worked with White House executive chef Cris Comerford

Poll: Hillary Clinton’s numbers worst
since 2008, as GOP brand surges
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/17/2014 7:11:25 PM     Post Reply
A new poll shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton´s (D) numbers hitting their lowest point in six years. Meanwhile, it finds that the Republican Party is experiencing something of a renaissance. The Fox News poll, from Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and GOP pollster Shaw & Company, shows Clinton´s favorable rating dropping to 49 percent, compared to 45 percent unfavorable. The last time her numbers were in that ballpark was during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary race. After she ended her campaign, her favorable/unfavorable split was 47/46. Other polls have shown Clinton´s numbers --

Colorado Democrats
abandon divisive abortion bill
Associated Press, by Kristen Wyatt    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/17/2014 6:57:59 PM     Post Reply
DENVER | Colorado Democrats abandoned their own divisive abortion proposal Wednesday, axing the bill after one lawmaker expressed indecision and it became clear they might not have the votes to pass it in a chamber where every vote matters. Democrats used a legislative maneuver to shelve a bill that would have banned any state regulation of reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. It had been scheduled for a vote Wednesday evening in the Senate, where the party holds a slim one-seat majority. The move came after Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, said he wasn’t sure if the measure was

IRS fining business on
taxes that were never due
WKMG-TV [Orlando, FL], by Lauren Sweeney    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 6:22:19 PM     Post Reply
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Innovative Title Services, Inc., a real estate title services company established in 2003, faces a tax penalty that could virtually shut down the small business. According to the company´s President, Michael Day, the nearly $20,000 late fee is being assessed on taxes that were never due in the first place. Day and his accountant have been appealing the penalty for nearly a year which is due on April 15. (Snip) "I´m hiring people, wanting to hire people paying unemployment taxes paying payroll taxes and I really don´t understand why they would like to impose such a

   

 



 
What I learned as a liberal
talking head on Fox News
Christian Science Monitor, by Sally Kohn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 2:28:47 PM     Post Reply
New York - In the fall of 2013, I gave a TED talk on what I learned as a progressive, on-air talking head at Fox News, where I worked for two years before leaving and joining my current home, CNN. After all, one of the most frequent questions I was asked during my time at Fox was how I did it, how I was a fox in the henhouse – or a hen in the Fox house, if you will. (Snip) For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point

N. Korea officials ´target
London salon over Kim haircut ad´
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 1:16:08 PM     Post Reply
London - British police said Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong-Un. Mo Nabbach said two officials identifying themselves as being from the Stalinist state´s mission took pictures of his M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London. They then demanded to know his name and ordered him to remove the "disrespectful" poster from the salon window, he told the Evening Standard newspaper. The poster featured a large picture of Kim´s distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo with the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off

Fur flies as US gets
to grips with feral cats
Agence France-Presse, by Robert Macpherson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/14/2014 1:47:09 PM     Post Reply
Washington - It´s Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats -- rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King. "Here, kitty kitty kitty kitty," said King after setting four metal traps baited with flaked shrimp and fish cat food and lined with fresh newspapers. (Snip) Coast to coast, the Humane Society of the United States estimates there are as many as 50 million feral cats, or "community cats" as their advocates prefer to call them. That compares to 95.6 million cats kept as pets. For decades, standard procedure has

Melissa Harris-Perry: Eric Holder Is
the ‘Obama We Had Been Hoping For’
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/12/2014 3:45:41 PM     Post Reply
After remarks he made at the National Action Network conference this week and various actions on voting rights and equality he’s taken over the past several months, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry is starting to wonder if Attorney General Eric Holder is “the Obama we had been hoping for.” Even though she admitted it’s not entirely fair to “separate” Holder from President Barack Obama, that’s the question the host posed to her panel Saturday morning. “I think he may be the greatest addition to the entire Obama Administration,” Fordham University’s Christina Greer told Harris-Perry, saying the “foundational work”

Ukraine prepares armed response
as city seized by pro-Russia forces
Reuters, by Pavel Polityuk and Thomas Grove    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/12/2014 3:29:19 PM     Post Reply
KIEV/MOSCOW - Armed separatists took virtual control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to deal with what it called an "act of aggression by Russia". Pro-Russian activists carrying automatic weapons seized government buildings in Slaviansk and set up barricades on the outskirts of the city. Official buildings in several neighboring towns were also attacked. The developments have increased concerns of a possible "gas war" that could disrupt energy supplies across the continent. "The Ukrainian authorities consider the events of the day as a display of external aggression from Russia,"

Women´s clothing retailer
Coldwater Creek to close its doors
Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN], by Jackie Crosby    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/12/2014 9:53:07 AM     Post Reply
Women’s specialty clothing chain Coldwater Creek filed for bankruptcy on Friday and said it will close all of its stores around the country, including 11 in Minnesota. The Sandpoint, Idaho-based company plans to time its liquidation sales to coincide with the traditionally busy Mother’s Day weekend. Coldwater Creek is the latest retailer to seek protection from creditors as consumers continue to manage their household budgets tightly and hold back on discretionary spending. Others to file for bankruptcy include discount chain Loehmann’s, trendy retailer Dots and the plus-sized Ashley Stewart Holdings. Coldwater Creek announced plans to seek strategic alternatives in October,

IHOP server says customer’s
$200 tip got her fired
Yahoo! News, by Charlene Sakoda    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/11/2014 7:02:27 PM     Post Reply
Chanetrice Carter, a server at the Glen Allen, Virginia IHOP was overjoyed when she received a huge $200 tip, but never thought it would lead to her termination. As reported by WWBT 12 On Your Side, Carter was called into a closed-door meeting with her IHOP manager a week after she received the large tip. "He said, ´That´s his handwriting. That´s his signature.´ But he only meant to write down $2.00. He didn´t mean to write down $200.00," Carter recounted. She said that the manager then told her, "’You have seven days to pay it back or else.’" Ms. Carter

Tax nightmare: What if
you can´t pay the IRS?
Reuters, by Amy Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/11/2014 4:06:22 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK - There are many tax-time nightmares, but here´s one of the most common: You don´t have the cash to pay what you owe on April 15. "A couple of weeks ago, I ended up talking a young woman off a ledge, as it were, because she discovered she had screwed up on her withholding and owed a bunch of tax," says Melody Thornton, a certified public accountant in Cardiff, California. If you find yourself in that situation, don´t ignore the problem. The worst thing you can do is put off filing your return, without at least requesting an

   

Post Reply   Close thread 730458

End of Thread  




Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS