Semi-Daily Misc. Journal 4-03-2012

Arrested for reading the Bible? I can buy the claim that this man was preaching to a captive audience that may not have wanted to listen to him, but how is spreading the Word of God an act of intimidation by any reasonable measure? Don’t listen to anyone who says the rights of Christians are NOT under assault in this country, because they mostly certainly are! …Rest in Peace: Rhode Island soldier killed saving Afghan girl to be buried with full military honorsA Massachusetts man is a true hero after saving an elderly couple from a blazing fire in East Boston. I’m thankful to God there are still people like this in this country … One town in Mass. is enforcing the state’s marijuana law, which calls for a $100 fine for possession of any amount under an ounce. Ten defendants had not paid their fines, dating back to 2009, and apparently the town’s police department was the only body interested in collecting those fines. Of course, I think this is the ONLY jurisdiction in the state to do this, as marijuana is for all intents & purposes legal now. If a cop catches someone with it, it merely gets confiscated and they get ‘fined.’ But the cops don’t go around looking for it as they once did. Which is all well & good in my mind, for the authorities have much more important things to be doing than going after pot smokers … Former Massachusetts Treasurer and independent gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill has been indicted on corruption charges, including the allegation that he used state lottery advertising dollars on his 2010 campaign for governor …

Prayers for all affected by the terrible shootings at Oikos University in Oakland, CA …  More than 3,100 illegals – including many dangerous criminals among them – were rounded up as part of a national, six-day sweep by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.)145 of those were arrests were in New England … How’s this for irony? The leaders of the three largest North American nations are once again discussing how to further integrate and undermine national sovereignty. Except, of course, in the one other area where we should integrating, that being the Keystone XL pipeline …

Other Headlines of Note:
Obama Release Your RecordsAdolf Hitler and Obama’s illegal alien aunt able to donate to Obama 2012: Online credit card verification disabled
Iain Murray, Washington TimesWar on coal escalates: Obama emissions rules impose real costs with illusory health benefits
Critical MassHow do we know the Patrick Administration WANTS our energy to cost more?
New Hampshire Union LeaderAn Obamacare lesson: Where would you limit state power?
Ramesh Ponnuru, BloombergDemocrats resort to magical thinking on Obamacare
Pat BuchananWhy the nation is arming itself
My Fox Tampa BayNeighbor defends George Zimmerman
CNNTrayvon Martin’s family seeks federal review of prosecutor 
Kevin Jackson, American ThinkerIs profiling racist, or does not profiling make your ignorant? 
Washington TimesAppeals court upholds California affirmative action ban 
New York TimesSupreme Court ruling allows strip searches for any arrest
APLiving history: More than 21 million people could find themselves in 1940 U.S. Census records
Anthony MartinTrouble brewing for Romney
Boston GlobeBrown, Warren deadlocked, poll shows
NewscoreBill Clinton ‘happy’ if Hillary opts to run in 2016 
CBN NewsUK revisits massive, e-mail surveillance plan
APAFA Foods files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy, citing ‘pink slime’

(NOTE: This posting originally appeared in the now-defunct Last Days Bulletin blog. It is Copyright 2012, Bay State Conservative News. Follow me on Twitter – @Sunking278)

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