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2007-02-24 02:09:31 AM
American Communists and Liberals Union.
 
2007-02-24 02:10:01 AM
This'll be a fun thread.
 
2007-02-24 02:10:21 AM
Bring on the ACLU haters that will attempt to somehow point the finger at the ACLU instead of the accused.
 
2007-02-24 02:11:12 AM
"The ACLU, also known as NAMBLA..."
 
2007-02-24 02:11:24 AM
Anyone who's still afraid of Communists needs to pull their head clean out
 
2007-02-24 02:11:45 AM
Like the Catholic haters?

FU Drawing.
 
2007-02-24 02:12:38 AM
This is gonna end well...
 
2007-02-24 02:13:05 AM
Another Clueless Lunatic Unleashed (ACLU)

/my first impression on the acronym
 
2007-02-24 02:14:00 AM
gterz

Like the Catholic haters?

FU Drawing.


Yes, like the Catholic haters.

/and you thought I would be a hypocrit
 
2007-02-24 02:14:03 AM
suck it, kids?
 
2007-02-24 02:15:31 AM
screams incomprehensible: suck it, kids?

winner, thread over.
 
2007-02-24 02:15:33 AM
I didn't know the ACLU used to have a preacher as a president.
 
2007-02-24 02:15:34 AM
mmagdalene
The ACLU, also known as NAMBLA..."

I thought NAMBLA was an official branch of the republican party?
 
2007-02-24 02:16:44 AM
Asura-HiME: Another Clueless Lunatic Unleashed (ACLU)

ACLU of MA Defends Students Punished for Distributing Candy Canes with Religious Messages (02/21/2003)
NORTHAMPTON, MA -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts today asked a federal district court in Springfield to protect the First Amendment rights of high school students who were disciplined by school officials for distributing candy canes with religious messages just before Christmas.

ACLU of Virginia Defends Federal Law Guaranteeing Religious Rights of Prisoners (06/12/2006)
RICHMOND, VA -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals defending the constitutionality of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).
Madison v. Riter

ACLU of New Jersey Defends Second-Grader's Right to Sing Religious Song (06/05/2006)
NEWARK, NJ -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a case seeking to uphold an elementary school student's right to religious expression.
O.T. v. Frenchtown Elementary School

ACLU of Georgia and Baptist Church File Religious Discrimination Lawsuit (04/19/2006)
ATLANTA -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, charging that the city of East Point, Georgia violated a federal religious discrimination law when it denied the church a zoning permit needed to establish its house of worship.
Tabernacle Community Baptist Church v. City of East Point,

ACLU of Rhode Island Files Appeal on Behalf of Christian Prisoner Barred from Preaching at Religious Services (01/12/2006)
PROVIDENCE, RI -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island announced today that it has filed an appeal in federal court on behalf of a Christian prisoner who was barred from preaching during religious services at the state prison.

ACLU of New Jersey Joins Lawsuit Supporting Second-Grader's Right to Sing "Awesome God" at Talent Show (09/20/2005)
NEWARK, NJ -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey today announced that it is seeking to participate as a friend-of-the-court in the case of a second-grade student who was barred from singing a religious song in a voluntary, after-school talent show.

ACLU of New Jersey Successfully Defends Right of Religious Expression by Jurors (12/22/2004)
NEWARK, NJ-- The State Supreme Court ruled today that a prosecutor violated the New Jersey Constitution when he removed two jurors from a jury pool, one for wearing Muslim religious clothing and another for having engaged in missionary activity.

Following Threat of ACLU of Virginia Lawsuit, Officials to Agree Not to Ban Baptisms in Public Parks (06/03/2004)
RICHMOND, VA -- Under pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, Falmouth Waterside Park Manager Brian Robinson has agreed not to prohibit baptisms in Stafford County, the ACLU announced today.

ACLU of Virginia Warns Park Officials Not to Discriminate Against Religious Groups (05/27/2004)
RICHMOND, VA -- Based on news accounts that a riverfront park in Stafford County has banned baptisms and may be limiting other religious activities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia said today that is has sent a letter to park officials seeking written assurances that religious expression will not be curtailed in the future.

After ACLU Intervention on Behalf of Christian Valedictorian, Michigan High School Agrees to Stop Censoring Religious Yearbook Entries (05/11/2004)
DETROIT - The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today announced an out-of-court settlement between the Utica Community School District and a local student over the censorship of her 2001 yearbook entry. The student's entry had been deleted from the yearbook because it contained a passage from the Bible.

Pennsylvania Superior Court Rules: Amish Can Stick With Reflective Tape on Buggies (10/21/2003)
PITTSBURGH -- The required display of orange triangles on their horse-drawn buggies is a thing of the past for Pennsylvania's Swartzentruber Amish after a panel of three Pennsylvania Superior Court judges ruled 2-1 today that the triangle is no longer the only legal means of calling attention to their buggies.
 
2007-02-24 02:16:57 AM
newsimg.bbc.co.uk

Really, it was research !
 
2007-02-24 02:17:47 AM
I saw this on digg and I woulda bet my house on it showing up here. Sho nuff.

There's a nice community of UN,ACLU,ATF jewish conspiracy types that fark makes sure it panders to.
 
2007-02-24 02:20:27 AM
0lcky0 said it
 
2007-02-24 02:20:56 AM
screams incomprehensible

"I thought NAMBLA was an official branch of the republican party?"

Seems they have caucus in both partys.
 
2007-02-24 02:23:29 AM
ACLU = essential for American liberty. This guy = hang him high.

The ACLU defends legal, but unpopular speech. Popular speech needs no defense; however the speech of NAMBLA, the KKK, NIZKOR, and other disgusting fountains of hatred and perversion also need to be defended. Why? because the first amendent says so, and governments change. Administrations change. The speech you enjoy today may be listed as undesireable at some point. Best it be protected now, along with the speech you disdain, than it be banned later.


Your neighborhood newsletter now may be tomorrow's seditious underground propaganda. The ACLU prevents it from being so.

When's the last time you heard Rush Limbaugh castigate the ACLU since they came to his defense?
 
2007-02-24 02:23:39 AM
screams incomprehensible: I thought NAMBLA was an official branch of the republican party?

I thought the Republican party officially hated homosexuals and ate puppies for breakfast?
 
2007-02-24 02:24:07 AM
Darn it, there goes the Liberal Media again!
 
2007-02-24 02:24:36 AM
Yes! Finally! The Other Team has pedophiles!

Sweet. Now I don't have to care about the pedophiles on MY team!
 
2007-02-24 02:24:41 AM
Funny how
"Former ACLU Chapter President"
turns into
"Former ACLU president"
 
2007-02-24 02:24:48 AM
beaverfetus - 0lcky0 said it

Doesn't matter what 0lcky0 said or what the ACLU does.

"Rush say ACLU BAAAADDD!!!!"
 
2007-02-24 02:25:09 AM
j__z: Seems they have caucus in both partys.

Kid caucus, apparently.
 
2007-02-24 02:25:10 AM
Why exactly do people hate the ACLU? They fight to protect people's rights. If you have a problem, try and change the law but until then shut the fark up.
 
2007-02-24 02:25:14 AM
What say we call this even?

www.alaskareport.com
 
2007-02-24 02:25:20 AM
To be fair, that was a chapter president, not the president of the ACLU. Then again, if it were fair, it wouldn't be FARK.
 
2007-02-24 02:25:24 AM
buckler: When's the last time you heard Rush Limbaugh castigate the ACLU since they came to his defense?

Right on.
Now if only Hillary would save his life or something, he could go off the air.
 
2007-02-24 02:26:30 AM
The_Sponge

American Communists and Liberals Union.


www.morphizm.com
 
2007-02-24 02:27:44 AM
Kiddy porn aside, why does the ACLU get such a bad rap? I don't know much about them. From Wikipedia, their mission statement seems to be noble:

"[Their] stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States"

And I'm in agreement with several of their positions (listed below - again from Wikipedia). I have mixed feelings on affirmative action, and banning moments of silence may be taking things a bit too far, but most of these ain't half bad. I'm even for legalizing marijuana. Heroin - I don't know. Is there even a push for this? Many of these seem reasonable.

- Religious Liberty: Defends the individual right of Americans of all religions to practice and/or display affirmations of their faith in public, but not on public property with government sponsorship or endorsement.
- Separation of church and state; under this mandate, the ACLU:
* Opposes the government-sponsored display of religious symbols on public property;
* Opposes official prayers, religious ceremonies, and some kinds of "moments of silence" in public schools or schools funded with public money;

- Full freedom of speech and of the press, including school newspapers;
- Reproductive rights, including the right to use contraception and to have an abortion;
- Full civil rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, including government benefits for homosexual couples equal to those provided for heterosexual ones;
- Affirmative action as a means of redressing past discrimination and achieving a racially diverse student body;
- The rights of defendants and suspects against unconstitutional police practices;
- The decriminalization of drugs such as heroin, cocaine and marijuana;
- Privacy as it "works to preserve the American tradition that the government not track individuals or violate privacy unless it has evidence of wrongdoing."
- Immigrants' rights by "challenging unconstitutional laws and practices, countering the myths upon which many of these laws are based."
 
2007-02-24 02:27:46 AM
"Recognizing that individuals will continue to behave responsibly and appropriately while in the library, the default should be maximum, unrestricted access to the valuable resources of the Internet."
 
2007-02-24 02:28:26 AM
Sen. Frothy Santorum - Funny how
"Former ACLU Chapter President"
turns into
"Former ACLU president"



Yep, I got a chuckle out of that, as well... Fox News has trained them well. It's like they've been giving out Fox News' Official Secret-Spin-Coder rings with 6 proofs-of-purchase.
 
2007-02-24 02:30:33 AM
FTFA:

Rust-Tierney allegedly used his e-mail address and credit card to subscribe to and access a child pornography website.


This makes me think he was framed. Are people that dumb that they would use their actual credit card for child porn?
 
2007-02-24 02:31:05 AM
Sen. Frothy Santorum:

Funny how
"Former ACLU Chapter President"
turns into
"Former ACLU president"




I too had a little chuckle at that. Even though I was pretty sure it was going to be something along those lines...

What an idiot, though, huh?
 
2007-02-24 02:32:17 AM
ever1261: Are people that dumb that they would use their actual credit card for child porn?

There was probably a notice on the site that said, "Secure Payment System"
That's good enough for me!
 
2007-02-24 02:34:02 AM
Yes, the ACLU. Holocaust survivors should have to watch the Nazis have a parade, cop killers should go free but the police should be put under a microscope, suspected terrorists should be coddled but tools the government needs to prevent terrorism should be taken away, women should be free to abort their babies, but the death penalty is a no-no, and parents have no business meddling or even knowing about their own children's health care.

"Supporting the Bill of Rights (well except for the 2nd amendment) whenever it weakens the United States since 1920"
 
2007-02-24 02:34:26 AM
evajyna: Why exactly do people hate the ACLU? They fight to protect people's rights. If you have a problem, try and change the law but until then shut the fark up.

Because they spend a lot of time fighting Christians in court. The problem is Christians ignoring the Constitution, but right-wingers ignore that and go after the ACLU.

Or at least, that is how I have figured it.
 
2007-02-24 02:35:02 AM
BEER STEAK - Kiddy porn aside, why does the ACLU get such a bad rap?

A.) They defend the right to voice unpopular speech... which is often misunderstood by the uh... 'less-nuanced' thinkers among us as agreeing with that speech.

B.) They piss off the hardcore fundies by wagging a finger and saying "not so fast" everytime they try to put up an 27' Jesus on the local high school lawn.

c.) Rush and Bill say they should. (get such a bad rap, that is)
 
2007-02-24 02:35:08 AM
evajyna:

Why exactly do people hate the ACLU? They fight to protect people's rights.



Yeah, but sometimes they fight to protect those other people's rights. That we cannot condone.
 
2007-02-24 02:35:29 AM
ever1261: Are people that dumb that they would use their actual credit card for child porn?

Bingo!

All that child porn purchased on my credit card was someone else! I swear!

/disputed the charges
 
2007-02-24 02:36:49 AM
i147.photobucket.com
 
2007-02-24 02:41:21 AM
I like how the headline implies that if you are an advocate for free speach, it's img.fark.com you're a gross sexual deviant.

leap in logic.
/this guy needs to go away forever, though.
 
2007-02-24 02:41:45 AM
Sen. Frothy Santorum:
Funny how
"Former ACLU Chapter President"
turns into
"Former ACLU president"


For the sake of brevity, I suggest the headine be revised to
"President Arrested for Child Pornography"
 
2007-02-24 02:42:05 AM
beerbaron: Holocaust survivors should have to watch the Nazis have a parade,

So you think there should be a poll of local residents on whether or not a group of people can freely assemble?

beerbaron:cop killers should go free but the police should be put under a microscope

Example of the ACLU supporting the release of a legally-convicted cop killer:

beerbaron:suspected terrorists should be coddled but tools the government needs to prevent terrorism should be taken away

You may have noticed the "suspected" part of your statement.
Or are you so against American ideals that you would like to do away with that part?

And what tools have been taken away? The ability to listen in on conversations? You still got that.
 
2007-02-24 02:42:06 AM
beerbaron - Yes, the ACLU. Holocaust survivors should have to watch the Nazis have a parade, cop killers should go free but the police should be put under a microscope, suspected terrorists should be coddled but tools the government needs to prevent terrorism should be taken away, women should be free to abort their babies, but the death penalty is a no-no, and parents have no business meddling or even knowing about their own children's health care.

Yes America, land that I love, where everyone has the freedom to express any viewpoint... that I agree with.
 
2007-02-24 02:42:29 AM
The solution to all this madness is easy:

-We need a watch group to watch over this watch group.
-Its headquarters should be strategically located in Jackson, WY.
 
2007-02-24 02:42:50 AM
...err...Speech, that is.
 
2007-02-24 02:44:23 AM
FTA....

Rust-Tierney admitted to investigators that he had downloaded videos and images from child pornography websites onto CD-ROMs, according to the complaint.

The videos described in the complaint depict graphic forcible intercourse with prepubescent females. One if the girls is described in court documents as being "seen and heard crying", another is described as being "bound by rope."


Where he works isn't relevant to me. He could work for any company and I'd feel the same way and hope for the same punishment.
 
2007-02-24 02:44:46 AM
Damn the ACLU! Defending amendments 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10. What a bunch of farks.
 
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