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Glib Fortuna’s Latest Absurdity

It’s been a couple weeks since Glib Fortuna said something really stupid (or at least since I’d noticed it), which may be a record for him. But he’s back with another utterly clueless post about HR 2679. He’s accusing the ACLU of being disingenuous for arguing that this bill deprives “citizens” of the ability to…

Save the ACLU

The New York Times has an article up about Save the ACLU, a new group formed by dissidents within the group who want the current leadership ousted. I am in agreement with them, as I’ve said many times in the past. Anthony Romero has been a disaster as the ACLU’s executive director, though I am…

New STACLU Idiot

You’re gonna love this. STACLU has a new mindless twit posting under the name bullldozetheaclu. Take a look at his first post (at least I assume it is, I’ve never seen the byline before): I found a NEW way to PROTEST THE LEFT!! Number one… what do commies hate most of all? The Bible, God’s…

Good ol’ Gribbit At It Again

I know, it’s not really sound sport to agitate someone this stupid, but I guess I’m just feeding my inner sadist. Here’s his latest bit of nonsense, wherein he makes claims that are either false or completely unknowable about the NSA wiretapping program. He is reacting to an ACLU spokeswoman for speaking out against an…

Boy Scouts Win Oregon Case

The Oregon Supreme Court last week reversed a lower court ruling on whether allowing the Boy Scouts to recruit in public schools constitutes unlawful discrimination (see the court’s ruling here). It was a fairly technical ruling based upon a narrow reading of Oregon law prohibiting discrimination by public school districts. But that hasn’t stopped the…

FISA Reform and STACLU

There are a bunch of bills in Congress right now to update FISA to allow for warrantless wiretaps. The ACLU, naturally opposes this program. That leads Glib Fortuna to posture and preen and call them names, but without a shread of substance in his post. He quotes this comment from a CNS article about these…

Daily Glib Fortuna Critique

If a STACLU contributor says something in a forest with no one around to hear it, is it still ridiculous? I couldn’t let a day go by without pointing out some stupid statement from them, and this one again occurs in the middle of a post on a subject where I actually agree with them…

Black Jack, Missouri Changes Policy

Remember the story of the couple in Black Jack, Missouri who were told they had to leave town because they weren’t married and having three unrelated people living in a home violated zoning laws? The ACLU of Eastern Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city on behalf of the couple and the city council just…

Volokh on an ACLU Brief

Prof. Volokh has a post about a particularly good brief in a student free speech case, filed by the ACLU of Southern California and partly written by a former student of his. The case involves a student who wrote two opinion pieces for a school newspaper, one of which a “expressed unfavorable opinions about Latino…

Glib Fortuna Distorts Reality Again

Not that this will surprise anyone, but even when he’s right, he can’t seem to avoid misrepresenting what the ACLU says or does. In this post at STACLU, he cites a column by Nat Hentoff (one of my absolute favorite writers) where Hentoff takes the ACLU to task for inconsistency in a pair of cases,…