Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This is Your Brain On Liberalism

This is one of the local libtards that the paper gives space to...


Deep in the heart of doo-doo

For all the talk of term limits, ever wonder if Texas governors now have IQ limits?
Yes, he withdrew, but he's still on our ballot and Mitt Romney needs a running mate — all reasons to vote for Texas Gov. Rick Perry tomorrow.
Seven White House years of Perry's immediate Austin predecessor proved America's taste for oblivious bliss.
How else did we fall for WMDs, a fraud as transparent as Tonkin Bay?
Yes, W's eighth year was catastrophic, but it's easily morphed into President Obama's tenure. Hence, Romney keeps yodeling "the disappointments of recent years."
Romney's problem is not flip-flopping. It is cynicism. He knows his deceit, but he also knows angry voters do not want truth. They want justification.
Which explains Romney's "approved" ad with Obama seeming to despair over today's economy. Networks quickly caught it: Obama was quoting a staffer for Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) — four years ago.
Ducking his deceit, Romney (R-1 percent) had a campaign manager explain, well, "it was Obama's voice."
Forgetting his deceit, he later whined that "I like to fire people" and "I'm not concerned about the very poor" were taken out of context.

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Here is the illustrious author:

And an article I found about him:

Street performer not music to everyone's ears

By Tom Dalton , Staff writer

SALEM - Jack Garvey is a flute player who doesn't want to pipe down.

Garvey, 56, a musical fixture in the city for the past quarter-century, is among the first of the street performers to arrive for the 2007 tourist season. It has not been a warm welcome.

Twice in the past few weeks, someone has complained about the sound from Garvey's flutes - actually they're recorders - and police officers have ordered him to move to a different spot on the Essex Street pedestrian mall. Garvey said he has been in the same spot for 25 years in front of the Derby Square Book Store, has a license from the city and shouldn't have to move because somebody doesn't like his music. Street performers have rights, too, he said.

"I couldn't believe that someone with a telephone could trump a permit from the Licensing Board," he said. "Do we want someone living in a downtown street dictating who can be where at what time?"

Last Tuesday, Garvey was asked to move for the second time this season and got into an exchange with police. In a report of the incident, police said Garvey became heated and "left the area holding his permit, which he believes gives him the right to disturb citizens' peace and quiet."

Garvey says he has a right to be upset.

"Is an American supposed to be calm when stripped of a civil right?" he asked.

Over the years, there have been court cases about the civil rights of buskers, or street performers. Garvey said he follows the rulings closely and believes he is within his rights to play on the Essex Street pedestrian mall, the city's tourist epicenter. He plays for a few hours a week, usually on Sunday and Tuesday afternoons, in front of the Derby Square Book Store and Salem Five Bank, which is a short distance from the Essex Condominiums.

Several residents in the condos have called police to complain when Garvey plays. One resident said she only minds when "he gets right up underneath my window," according to police Sgt. Peter Shaffaval, who took the phone call Tuesday.

Garvey strongly denies that he wanders down to the condos and plays under anyone's windows. An eyewitness to Tuesday's events backed him up.

"He was nowhere near the Essex Condos," said Maria Harris, the owner of Maria's Sweet Somethings, a candy store on Front Street. "He was at least 100 feet from there." She heard him playing and wandered up to the mall to see, she said.

Ted Monroe, an owner of Derby Square Book Store, is another fan.

"He has been playing here for years," he said. "As far as I'm concerned, he's welcome."

Garvey has written to the mayor and the Licensing Board. He also contacted the American Civil Liberties Union, which said it is following the case.

He said he never had trouble in Salem until last year, when police got a complaint and made him stop because he didn't have a license. Garvey said he never realized he needed a license and immediately got one. He was one of the first to renew his license for this year.

He has played in Newburyport for just as long, he said, without incident. Except, of course, the one time architects protested his flute playing by blasting loud music out their office window.

"I think they were playing Wagner," Garvey said. "I know it was opera."

Salem police said they are just trying to keep the peace, to balance the rights of a licensed street performer and tax-paying residents of a downtown condo.

"All we asked him to do was to move a few yards down the street," Shaffaval said. "We just want everybody to be happy, and we're trying to do our best."

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