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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Massive Tax Increase On The Way. Again.

This will probably come as a surprise to a sizeable percentage of the morons who voted for the Democrat in the recent gubernatorial election:
Transportation fixes
Under two plans to improve state's roads, you could pay....
By Jeff E. Schapiro and Tyler Whitley, Times-Dispatch Staff Writers

• a higher tax on car purchases

• a higher tax on car insurance

• higher fees to register vehicles

• higher fines for traffic offenses

• a new tax on auto repairs

The governor and the Senate's top budget writer yesterday rolled out highway-financing plans paved with new taxes, triggering the equivalent of road rage among opponents. (
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Not to be outdone by the Democrats, Senate Finance Committee Chairman John H. Chichester, Republican, is proposing a few tax increases of his own:
[He] is pushing additional titling taxes ... and favors a tax on the wholesale gasoline prices that would likely be passed to consumers.
All this despite the fact that the state is awash in cash. Right now the government is sitting on a $1 billion surplus.

Those of you who voted for these clowns deserve this. As do all you who sat on your dead asses and chose not to vote in November. Many of us warned you - repeatedly - that this was what was going to happen when a Democrat - any Democrat - (leaving Chichester out for now) gets in office. You have no right to complain now.

The rest of us can only hope now that the Republicans in the General Assembly find their collective spines someday soon and block this reprehensible - and completely unnecessary - slate of taxes.

Expand Guantanamo

This is good news:

Grand jury indicts 11 in eco-terrorism
By Jerry Seper, The Washington Times


A federal grand jury in Oregon has indicted 11 members of two extremist environmental groups on charges of arson and destruction of an energy facility in what the government said was a campaign of domestic terrorism in five Western states.


The 65-count indictment, unsealed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., accuses the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) members of committing acts of terrorism in Oregon, Wyoming, Washington, California and Colorado from 1996 through 2001 -- including conspiracy, arson, attempted arson, the use and possession of a destructive device, and destruction of an energy facility. (link)
No terrorist group, save al Qaeda*, has wreaked more damage on the USA. These lowlifes need to get their speedy trial and be sent down to Gitmo - never to be heard from again.

* Not to forget Timothy McVeigh, arguably a terrorist group of one.

When Judges Become Legislators

What the Maryland legislature giveth, one liberal judge taketh away:
Gay 'marriage' ban struck
By S.A. Miller, The Washington Times


BALTIMORE -- A Circuit Court judge yesterday ruled that Maryland's 33-year-old ban on same-sex "marriage" is unconstitutional.


In issuing her ruling, Judge M. Brooke Murdock imposed a stay on it pending an anticipated appeal -- and preventing a rush to the altar by homosexual couples.

The ban had been challenged by 19 homosexual men and women who filed suit against court clerks in Prince George's, Dorchester, St. Mary's and Washington counties and Baltimore. The clerks had denied the homosexuals applications for marriage licenses, citing the 1973 law.

"After much study and serious reflection, this court holds that Maryland's statutory prohibition against same-sex marriage cannot withstand this constitutional challenge," Judge Murdock said in her 22-page ruling. (link)
" ... much study and serious reflection." It is fair to say there was none of the first and a whole lot of the latter.

This judge found marriage to be a "right" in an amendment to the state's constitution that no other jurist in the history of Maryland had found.

Much was made in the Supreme Court hearings for Samuel Alito and John Roberts about precedent. That concept seems forgotten - oddly - by the people who demand fealty to precedent when it comes to such things as abortion. But these same leftists will overturn long-settled law and the will of the people in a heartbeat in order to push their "seriously reflected" personal agendas.

Shame on Judge Murdock.