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Hestia

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Goddess-centric Pagan, student of Hermetics, Socialist Democrat before it became cool.

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Judge accused of soliciting sex in exchange for sentence reductions

Judge accused of soliciting sex in exchange for sentence reductions

A Cross County judge is accused of soliciting sex from offenders in his court in exchange for sentence reductions, the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission said.

District Court Judge Joseph Boeckmann will have 30 days to respond to charges filed by the commission, which were released Tuesday. He is also entitled to a hearing in front of the commission.

Boeckmann, a district judge since 2009, used his role as judge to seek "out young Caucasian male litigants," for the purpose of sexual relationships, the commission stated in its allegations.

The report says Boeckmann at times told offenders to perform "substituionary sentences" and asked them to "contact him to present their 'trash pick up' requirements at either his office or his home."

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/nov/17/cross-county-judge-charged-giving-leniency-sexual-/

To the Republicans Blaming President Obama for the Attack in Paris: Are You Out of Your Damn Minds?

Many Republicans have reached such a point of absurdity, it’s unfathomable to me that there are people who still take them seriously. Try as I might, I cannot bring myself to the simplistic, small-minded level of thinking that it clearly requires to buy into and believe the nonsense the GOP constantly pushes.

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That being said, following the awful terrorist attack in Paris on Friday, I saw many Republicans suggesting President Obama might be to blame for the attack. They seem to enjoy claiming that his “failed foreign policy” is what allowed this to happen.
Just stop.

First, you can spin ISIS however you want, but the terror group might never have existed had George W. Bush not invaded Iraq, botched the whole damn thing and destabilized the entire region. Furthermore, if you’re blaming President Obama for our troop withdrawal – think again. That, too, was Bush by way of the Status of Forces Agreement he signed with the Iraqi government in 2008 that set the timetable for when our troops had to be out of Iraq.

And if you don’t believe me, just ask Dick Cheney who called the troop withdrawal a “sign of success in Iraq.

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/republicans-blaming-president-obama-attack-paris-damn-minds/


Very well stated.
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