Sunday, March 28, 2010



By Kevin Stoda, already living abroad but considering returning to the USA

This past week (and month), it has become clear to most good and honest Americans that some people living in the United State’s, like Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, do not need to live any more within the geographic United States anymore—that is, if they continue to evoke violence and oppose the fact that 32-Million more Americans will receive healthcare this next year due to recent congressional passage of the government health care plan.

This past week, DN [Democracy Now] noted, “Lawmakers are continuing to receive threats in the wake of the healthcare vote. New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner was forced to close an office in Queens Thursday after his staff received a threatening letter with a suspicious white powder. The letter directly referred to Weiner’s support for healthcare reform. At least ten House Democrats have reported death threats or incidents of harassment since last week. On Sunday, Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa addressed a group of Tea Partiers and urged opponents of healthcare reform to beat the other side to a pulp.”

By the way, I would say that Americans will also need a real public option really soon to get me to move back to the USA.

However, in the meantime, the couple of 1000 Americans belonging to and supporting the TEA PARTY ANTI-HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICANS MOVEMENT, should emigrate off-shore for the rest of this century.

Iowa representative, Steve King, was a bit out of control last week speaking to the Tea Party folks, “If I could start a country with a bunch of people, they’d be the folks that have been here standing with us the last few days. Let’s hope we don’t have to do that. Let’s beat that other side to a pulp! Let’s chase them out. Let’s chase them down. There’s going to be a reckoning!”

I recommend that Representative King get on a boat and find an off-shore island to found an alternative America on, too.

What do you think, America? Am I fanning flames or calling a spade a spade? [1]


[1] On Thursday, Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the House, accused Democratic Party leaders of “fanning the flames.” Cantor said, “It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain. That is why I have deep concerns that some, DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen and DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, in particular, are dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon.”



Blogger Kevin Anthony Stoda said...

Fred Phelps and friends should be asked to leave USA.

Fred Phelps, who has been leading a movement to harras parents and family of dead American soldiers should be asked to leave the USA, too, don’t you think?

HERE IS WHAT WAS ON THE COVER OF THE STARS AND STRIPES TODAY and you can be sure Many military personnnel are uspest with him and his church back in Kansas.

Dead Marine’s dad ordered to pay protesters’ court costs

From staff and wire reports
Stars and Stripes online edition, Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The father of a Marine killed in Iraq whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters has been ordered to pay the protesters’ appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday.

On Friday, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., ordered Albert Snyder to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist Church. The group has picketed numerous soldiers’ funerals since 2001, including Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder’s funeral in 2006, using anti-gay and anti-military signs and slogans.

Snyder successfully sued the group in 2007, and a Baltimore jury awarded him $5 million in damages for invasion of privacy and emotional distress. The appeals court overturned that decision last fall.

The Supreme Court agreed to consider whether the protesters’ message is protected by the First Amendment or limited by the competing privacy and religious rights of the mourners. Those arguments are expected to take place this fall.

However, attorneys for Snyder told The Baltimore Sun that the appeal costs must be paid to Phelps before then, whenever Phelps requests them. If Snyder doesn’t have the money available, the matter will go into collections and Snyder could lose his property or wages.

“The Court of Appeals certainly could have waited until the Supreme Court made its decision,” Sean E. Summers, an attorney for Snyder, told the Sun. “There was no hardship presented by Phelps.”

The two-page decision by the Fourth Circuit Court offered no details on how the court came to its decision. Attorneys also said Snyder is struggling to come up with fees associated with filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Snyder has set up a fund to pay the court costs, accessible through

On Tuesday officials at the American Legion announced they would also collect donations through their http://burnpit. site to help pay for both the court-ordered appeal costs and the Supreme Court appeal.

“I don’t think we’ll have any trouble raising the money,” said Mark Seavey, assistant legislative director for the American Legion. “We already heard from members interested in donating.”

The veterans organization also plans on filing an amicus brief supporting Snyder in the Supreme Court case.

Stars and Stripes’ reporter Leo Shane contributed to this story.

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