Friday Funnies – Clear The Bench Colorado celebrity spokespup contributes to Gulf Coast oil spill cleanup efforts
Whew! The Clear The Bench Colorado crew has had a busy week… time for a humor break.
First, a quick recap of “the week that was”:
Although the “Mary-mandering” bill to enable the legislature to abdicate its constitutional responsibilities for Congressional redistricting to the courts advanced out of the House (where a legislator’s use of the term “Mary-mandering” to – correctly – describe the bill in floor debate raised a bit of a stir) to the Senate this week, it has not (yet!) come to a final vote. Perhaps just as well, since many of our legislators appear to have little knowledge of how the judges who will be taking over for them in exercising this important responsibility are appointed to the bench.
Fortunately, despite legislative ignorance (and willingness to turn over responsibility to others), there are some good judges out there who apparently believe in exercising their proper role of applying and upholding the law – as a 3-judge panel on the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned the University of Colorado’s illegal ban on licensed concealed carry.
Finally, on the same day (May 5th) as hearing the good news that the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of upholding state statute, Clear The Bench Colorado received the even better news of an attack (er, “Campaign Finance Complaint”) by the ludicrously misnamed “Colorado Ethics Watch” organization (CEW, pronounced “sue” – it’s what they do). We’ve enjoyed watching CEW’s “cheap political stunt” and “pathetic political ploy” (as noted by other respectable new organizations) backfire, as their complaint is laughably baseless and without legal merit – and we can think of no greater endorsement of our actual ethical compliance and political effectiveness (they are scared, aren’t they?) than being attacked by this completely discredited smear group. (Have they actually ever won a case?)
But on to more important things…
Clear The Bench Colorado celebrity spokespup Nola has been following the news about the oil spill threatening her birthplace (New Orleans) along with the rest of the Gulf Coast with increasing concern. Witnessing another episode of government ineffectiveness (that time, predominantly city & state government failures – along with a less-than-stellar Federal response – this time, despite lessons learned from Katrina and improvements to our response capabilities, an even worse Federal government failure to act) she decided that she would step up as a private citizen to do her part.
Nola asks, “what are YOU doing to help our country?”
Nola went in for a trim in order to donate her most prolific resource (hair!) to help save the Gulf Coast. She also collected the hair trimmings of countless canine companions to send in to help – contributing to help form some of the most effective (and eco-friendly) oil-absorptive measures ever designed & used: the “Oil Spill Hair Mat” (for more information on this citizen-designed innovation, and now you can help, check out the “hair mats info” page here).
Become an informed, involved, and active citizen (Nola does her part; can you do less?). Conduct your own evaluation of ANY official (including judges) asking for your vote, based on how (and whether) they follow the Constitution and uphold the rule of law. Better informed, Yes, you can exercise your right to vote “NO” on the four ‘unjust justices’ of the Mullarkey Majority (Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, Nancy Rice, and Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey) who need YOUR approval to continue taking away your constitutional rights: your right to vote on tax increases, your right to defend your home or business from eminent domain abuse, your right to fair representation in legislative districts, and your right to enjoy the benefits of the rule of law, instead of suffering under rule by activist, agenda-driven “justices.” Support Clear The Bench Colorado with your comments (Sound Off!) and your contributions – and vote “NO” on retaining these unjust justices in the upcoming November elections!