Here’s how common sense works: a company should not be able to dictate how a state governs itself. Even libs get that one.
Here’s how the US Constitution works: states have the right to enact their own laws.
Here’s the gray area: while Delaware is legally able to allow sports betting … they are trying to allow betting they didn’t used to allow before federal law trampled upon state’s rights.
So, the NFL is suing the state to prevent the state from allowing sports betting.
The NFL joined the three other major pro sports leagues and the NCAA in suing Delaware on Friday, seeking to block the state from implementing sports betting.
Delaware’s sports betting plan “would irreparably harm professional and amateur sports by fostering suspicion and skepticism that individual plays and final scores of games may have been influenced by factors other than honest athletic competition,” the leagues and the NCAA say in a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Delaware.
Congress banned sports betting in 1992 but grandfathered four states — Delaware, Nevada, Montana and Oregon — that already had offered it. But the lawsuit argues that Delaware’s plan to allow single-game betting would violate the legislation because the state has never previously offered single-game betting.
Under the ’92 law, the leagues and the NCAA said, a state like Delaware may only reintroduce sports betting if it had been conducted between 1976 and 1990.
The NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA, NHL and NCAA also argue that Delaware’s plan is illegal because it allows betting on all sports, going beyond the professional football betting program that constituted the state’s brief failed experiment in 1976.
It’s close to the margin of error I mind you. However, best case scenario is that Obama has done nothing to make hostile nations like us. Worst case scenario is that he’s actually pissed them off more.
It’s bad enough that he continues to anger most of our allies, most notably Israel, but to accomplish nothing with our enemies is in a league of its own.
A rare poll of Iranians says that few of them have favorable opinions of the United States, a view that hasn’t changed much from before the election of President Barack Obama.The survey, taken last month, shows that 29 percent of Iranians view the U.S. positively. In February 2008, a similar poll of Iranians showed 34 percent with favorable views of the U.S.
But at the same time, support in both surveys remains strong for democratic institutions like free elections and a free press.
We tried warning all of you that Obama is no uniter, but you didn’t listen. He hasn’t united our allies … he’s angered more of them than Bush. He hasn’t mended fences with our enemies … they hate him just as much as Bush. Plus, he is the worst in history at uniting Americans.
Zogby International has released a grim poll for President Obama. Most of you know Zogby as a self-admitted “flaming liberal” who spins his polls to benefit Democrats. However, this latest one is not keeping with that tradition.
45% approve of the direction of the country, but 47% don’t … uh oh.
His job approval has dipped below 50%, but he is still viewed as favorable by 56% of people polled. A favorable rating with a poor job approval rating just further confirms Obama mania. Even though they don’t like the direction of the country, or what he is doing, they still like him … interesting.
Most of the remains from the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, were never recovered, making the bowl-shaped crash site in the western Pennsylvania countryside an unofficial cemetery and, for surviving relatives, sacred ground.
But efforts to buy property for a national Flight 93 memorial have bogged down in federal red tape and a protracted land dispute, angering family members and risking plans to hold a dedication ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The delays have prompted an advocacy group, Families of Flight 93, to ask President Bush to personally intervene during his final weeks in office to allow the federal government to seize the land needed for the memorial and to allocate part of the money for the project.
Excuse me, I threw up a little in my mouth.
I think everyone would love to see a memorial for the victims of Flight 93. Undoubtedly, we’d prefer the memorial on the site of the tragedy. Is memorializing the victims of one tragedy worth creating another tragedy?
This land is privately owned by a company who is willing to sell it for a fare market value, but they haven’t been offered that yet. Frankly, it shouldn’t matter if they never wanted to sell the land … it’s theirs! For the relatives of Flight 93 victims to demand that the federal government steal land from a private land owner is a travesty, and it dishonors the memories of their loved ones.
The passengers of Flight 93 didn’t just fight back to save their own lives. They fought back against the terrorists to uphold American ideals. Ideals like freedom, liberty, and private property. How would Todd Beamer react to this group asking the government to use eminent domain to seize privately owned land in order to build him a memorial? Somehow, I doubt Mr. Beamer would be in favor of such treachery.
The Flight 93 group, and the federal government need to cease their selfish, grandiose land grab. There is no honor in what they are doing. Only dishonor for the flight that fought back.
Everyone under the sun is posting this video, and it is good for a laugh. Normally, I’d say it’s only a handful of people interviewed. However, their answers are the same that I got when I’d ask Obama supporters (number 2′s) why they were supporting Obama.
Zogby is being attacked for the poll results that coincide with this video, but Zogby is a self-professed “flaming liberal” who used to be a Democrat politician. Zogby is most famous for spinning polls to fit his ideology … not for helping conservatives. Maybe he is a Hillary supporter who is still pissed.
Now you know Zogby is no right-winger (quite the contrary), let’s see what his poll says.
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
Some would say at this point that most voters are relatively uninformed. I would tend to agree with that. After all, most voted for Obama. However, it isn’t that they didn’t know the answers to these questions … it’s where they got their information from, and that they did know the answers to other questions.
We all know the results of the recent election. WordPress was interested in how their users were voting, and did their own poll on who WordPress bloggers were voting for. While the results were predictable, they were also humorous.
Here’s the graphic WordPress has put up:
As you can see, WordPress bloggers chose an Obama/Biden ticket with 69% of the vote. That’s 17% more than the US population.
The results are interesting because of the fairness doctrine, which some in government would also apply to blogs. While Obama’s most recent statement on the fairness doctrine is that he doesn’t support it, he has gone back and forth on the issue, and does support various other fairness type initiatives. But forget what he says … actions speak louder than words.
We all know that Obama is blatantly opposed to free speech, and has put great effort into censoring news and broadcast elements during the campaign. Even censoring a debate between a critic, and supporter, of his. Obama is also a huge supporter of net neutrality laws which are a form of internet fairness doctrine. However, the most concerning event with Obama and the fairness doctrine is his appointing former Federal Communications Commissioner Henry Rivera to head the team that will select the next FCC chairman. Why is Rivera’s appointment so concerning? He is an extreme supporter of the fairness doctrine.
Rivera is a partner at the Washington law firm Wiley Rein, headed by former FCC Chairman Richard Wiley. He “is expected to lead the push to dismantle commercial talk radio that is favored by a number of Democratic Party senators,” Maloney wrote.
“Rivera will play a pivotal role in preventing critics from having a public voice during Obama’s tenure in office.”
While we may not be 100% positive Obama supports the legal restoration of the Fairness Doctrine … we do know that Democrats in Congress do, especially Pelosi. The question then shifts from whether Obama supports it, to will Obama veto it. I’m not so sure he would use his veto power to kill the fairness doctrine if it passes Congress.
So what about Biden … does he support the fairness doctrine? Biden does have a history of censoring news outlets himself. CNET is also pretty concerned about the lies Biden has told us during the campaign about technology fairness, and privacy issues. Given Biden’s vast history of not supporting internet privacy, and his support of various fairness initiatives as well … can we really deduce that he doesn’t support the fairness doctrine?
69% of WordPress bloggers expressed their support for a ticket that has all the makings of an executive branch that will put in place provisions that may censor them. Intriguing … isn’t it?