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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    You and I are in agreement here, LA, but you have to admit it. These city municipalities are getting on the band wagon and following in Obama's footsteps.
    Please, for once in your life, back up your preposterous claims about Obama with real facts. And then when you're wrong, admit it and learn from it and think next time. How has Obama clamped down on free speech?

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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

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    Norfolk judge orders anti-Burfoot website taken down | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

    "A judge Wednesday forced the removal of a website attacking Vice Mayor Anthony Burfoot and the city's treatment of downtown clubs.

    Circuit Court Judge Charles E. Poston ordered an immediate removal of the website May4thCounts.com, stating that other legal action "is not adequate under the particular circumstances of this case."

    GoDaddy.com, the site's host, removed the content later in the day.

    The website appeared last week, about a month before City Council elections. Burfoot, a target of the website, brought the suit in Circuit Court."

    This is my hometown. I am ashamed of it. Talk about suppression of free speech combined with ugly politics! This story should go national soon.
    It was a libel thing. Apparently he proved to the judge it was libelous. Surprising, as he's a public figure.

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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    UPDATE:

    NORFOLK (AP) -- A day after ordering a Website shut down, the same Norfolk judge has now vacated that order, WVEC.com has learned.

    Judge Charles E. Poston vacated his order late Thursday afternoon that removed May4thCounts.com from its host website, GoDaddy.com.

    Read the decision: Judge vacates order that shut down Website critical of Norfolk vice mayor | 13NEWS / WVEC.com | Hampton Roads News, Breaking News | wvec.com | News for Hampton Roads, Virginia

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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Socialist is the new liberal. It means anything bad.
    And Progressive is the new Socialist. Every few decades it changes and reverts.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Please, for once in your life, back up your preposterous claims about Obama with real facts. And then when you're wrong, admit it and learn from it and think next time. How has Obama clamped down on free speech?

    Would the revival of the Fairness Doctrine stir some thought processes in that little head of yours? What regime constantly berates conservative talk radio and TV? What regime hints at bringing back the Fairness Doctrine when you know quite well fairness is the furthest from the agenda? Think, little one.
    Who wants to kill conservative talk shows because he claims that blacks, Hispanics, and women are not represented by talk radio?

    What about Obama's new FCC Czar, Mark Lloyd? It seems he wants to make private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees up to an amount equal to their total operating costs to fund Public Broadcasting. The fee that these broadcasters would pay would vary based on the station's programming of “diverse views” and government activities. In other words, no all-conservative talk radio. This anti-free speech should be sinking in about now MM.

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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    And Progressive is the new Socialist. Every few decades it changes and reverts.
    Yep. Soon it will surface as full-blown communism.

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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    UPDATE:

    NORFOLK (AP) -- A day after ordering a Website shut down, the same Norfolk judge has now vacated that order, WVEC.com has learned.

    Judge Charles E. Poston vacated his order late Thursday afternoon that removed May4thCounts.com from its host website, GoDaddy.com.

    Read the decision: Judge vacates order that shut down Website critical of Norfolk vice mayor | 13NEWS / WVEC.com | Hampton Roads News, Breaking News | wvec.com | News for Hampton Roads, Virginia
    I think that Judge is one of the elected type judges and could be facing a re-election hurdle.

    Burfoot wants to sue the website author for slander. That shows how dumb the Vice Mayor is. He doesn't even know the difference between slander and libel. Norfolk gets what it votes for. I wonder if he plans to sue his political opponent when his opponent blasts him for his lack of leadership skills?
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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    It was a libel thing. Apparently he proved to the judge it was libelous. Surprising, as he's a public figure.
    How could he prove libel? He wants to sue the guy for slander. It's obvious he doesn't know the difference between the two. A decent judge should throw his case and him out on his rear.

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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    You and I are in agreement here, LA, but you have to admit it. These city municipalities are getting on the band wagon and following in Obama's footsteps. I know you are an Obama fan, yet you are incensed at the Courts stepping on freedom of speech. I predict come next election, you will be voting Republican straight through. Now, back to Burfoot. I don't live in this city, but exactly who does Burfoot think he is and why does he think he has the right to sue a citizen for questioning his ability to lead? It has been a long time rumor that the Norfolk City Council is one crooked machine. Looks like they have the Courts in their back pockets as well.
    I seldom vote for a republican. The last republican I voted for, was my wife's employer.

    I am not really a liberal. I am an extreme centrist, though. I don't care who they are or what party they belong to. It is a non partisan issue for me. It is about free speech and crooked politicians.

    This country is in no mood for the crooks.

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    Re: NorfolkVA judge orders website shut down

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I seldom vote for a republican. The last republican I voted for, was my wife's employer.

    I am not really a liberal. I am an extreme centrist, though. I don't care who they are or what party they belong to. It is a non partisan issue for me. It is about free speech and crooked politicians.

    This country is in no mood for the crooks.
    I'm with you, brother.

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