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Threadkiller
While many erroneously claim that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone born on American soil, the reality is that is not the law and has never been the law.

Current immigration law—found at 8 U.S.C. § 1401(a)—specifies that a baby born on American soil to (1) a foreign ambassador, (2) head of state, or (3) foreign military prisoner is not an American citizen.

But if the view promoted by the Left that citizenship is automatic (and parroted by many in the middle and even on the Right who have not seriously studied the issue) is correct, then those three exceptions would be unconstitutional.

The debate over birthright citizenship turns on what the Citizenship Clause means by the words “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.”


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/06/Fourteenth-Amendment-Empowers-Congress-to-End-Birthright-Citizenship

Subject to the optics thereof...

MarkO

Were the object to solve the current problem, the solution is simple. A quick change in the law and the "kids" go home.

Anyone making more of this is attempting not to waste a crisis.

rich@gmu

the administration wheeled out Eric Holder for the sunday chatfest ...

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/eric-holder-palin-good-vp-candidate-worse-judge/story?id=24539828&singlePage=true

oh my.

jack

There are numerous and growing media reports that this event was orchestrated by Obama himself in order to force amnesty. Does it make sense? Of course not. But Obama has shown before that he does not think right. For example he ridicules the GOP to get their cooperation. Patterico is reporting that Mexico has given Central America a free pass and is cooperating with the human traffickers. The Last Refuge is reporting that prior to the Mexican agreement a meeting was held by the Hispanic Caucus to start the flood.
It has now backfired, but Obama has tied his own hands. So he plays golf. Not a smidgeon on common sense.

Captain Hate

Maybe as part of his delusional take on his life, 404 imagines with open borders neither of his trash parents would have deserted the needy little brat.

Jane

It's got to be a full time job for the media to figure out how to ignore all these stories.

I say bring them in. Send the gangs to Chicago (because we want them to feel right at home) and the rest to Detroit. Deed the city to them. They can't do any worse.

Threadkiller

MarkO is right again.

I have wondered what it the 2008 law says the "children" need to be released prior to their court date.

The loon Arpaio:

“As I mentioned we have four thousand illegal immigrants in the jails that I run, including a tent city jail. So why not put up tents, at least for those that 15, 16, 17 and put them all in tents. In fact when you look at how they are being incarcerated by the federal government my tents are Hilton hotels comparing to what they’re doing down there. But for six years the Department of Justice has been investigating me. They should be investigating what’s going on right now.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/sheriff-joe-arpaio-my-tents-are-hilton-hotels-compared-to-whats-going-on-at-immigrant-detention-centers-video/

rich@gmu

MarkO-

Doubtful. The change would be challenged in court and the change would be struck down. And would the administration even sign a change or the Senate pass a change. The change would also be demagogued as wild-eyed Reps want to send these poor children back to narco traffickers and condemn them to a life of sex slavery. And any other hook in the volumes of immigration law would be found to stall the process.

They are here. They are staying.

Danube on iPad

Seems like a good time to head for Martha's Vineyard.

pagar

IMO, Sarah Palin was 1000% better than Joe Biden as a candidate for vice president.
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I concur with the post by rich @2:14PM

rich@gmu

pager-

it was nice she got under his skin though.

rich@gmu

Holder said that he and President Obama are treated differently than their predecessors.

“There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder said. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus.”

Asked about his controversial comments from 2009, in which he called the United States a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race, Holder stood firm.

“I wouldn't walk away from that speech,” Holder said. “I think we are still a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues,” rarely engaging “one another across the color line [to] talk about racial issues.”


wit and wisdom of our great AG.

Beasts of England

It ain't the color of those retard's skin - it's the extreme thinness, thereof.

And thin-skinned pols shouldn't run around calling other people cowards. What a pitiful little crybaby.

rich@gmu

thinking along similar lines beasts.

see that you survived your outing with the drink cart girls ...

Beasts of England

*retards' skin*

And Gisele at the World Cup! Wheeee!!!!

Beasts of England

Best that I can tell, rich - glad they drove me around. A DUI would have ruined the celebration...

Beasts of England

I'm picking Argentina to win. That and fifty cents will get you half a buck...

rich@gmu

even better beasts a date and a designated driver.

a 2 for 1 score.

rich@gmu

as he would DoT

#moralhazard

Jack is Back

There are a lot of reasons for me to see the Senate go GOP in 2014 but right up there in importance is to keep Holder off the SCOTUS.

Despicable person with the scent of corruption on him.

rich@gmu

would like to see him impeached and removed from office.

then tarred and feathered.

then bankrupted and jailed.

Rick B

I'm quite willing to give Janet Reno some of the credit for the stench emanating from the wholly corrupt DoJ. There's no doubt in my mind she planted many of the loathsome weeds choking out any honesty there. I'll decline Holder's RaceCard by noting that the stench of his corruption would not be any sweeter if he were emerald green.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Thoughtful article by Kareem on LeBron's move home.

James D.

Just wanted to say, MM, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry to hear about your news (previous thread), and you're in my prayers.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

I'm rooting for Argentina, Beasts, but have thought from the first game of the tournament that Germany looked like the team to beat.

Captain Hate

Reno should be cooling her enormous clodhoppers in some club Fed for sending a couple tanks crashing into a house to "save the chirrun" by roasting them. Not to mention trying to railroad a standup Florida citizen for bogus child abuse charges. Floridians responded to that by trucking her gawky ass in the donk primary for governor in the most pleasing primary result until Forrest Gump's.

rich@gmu

this is a surprising op ed for the WaPo (a few days old, but still):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2014/07/11/the-insiders-more-irs-smidgens-show-up-perfect/

But these revelations are definitely meaningful smidgens. At what point does a flock of smidgens become irrefutable evidence that deserves an independent examination?

narciso

Oh the Fusters, that tale makes the Amirault's seem tame by comparison, her protege in the state's attorney, is the Latin Martha Coakley

Beasts of England

Germany looks a little disheveled...

Jane

I can't imagine that Holder would be approved for SCOTUS given he has a contempt of congress citation pending.

clarice

To deport or not to deport, that is the question--let's go golfing.

Captain Hate

Was that the name of the cop who was being railroaded, narc? I remember the WSJ, whether it was Rabinowitz, who would be the likely person, or somebody else who went full expose on that travesty.

Jane

What tale Narc?

Beasts of England

Indeed, Clarice - when the going gets tough, the tough get golfing. Or something like that...

Captain Hate

Here you go, Jane:

http://fathersmanifesto.net/renorosn.htm

I was thinking of the Snowden case, which was pretty bad too.

Captain Hate

Rabinowitz on Grant Snowden: http://www.lukeford.net/Dennis/p48.html

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

I'll give soccer one massive thumbs up over football; the World Cup halftime show consists of....uh.....pretty much nothing, instead of a three hour extravaganza of wrinkled rockers on crutches and IVs, assorted opening act nitwits, assorted nitwit commercials and a general fog of really bad taste and amazement that every new year's was somehow worse than lasts's.

lyle

So sorry to hear the bad news, Miss M. Prayers for the best.

lyle

And Beasts? Wouldn't you just love some match play with Barry with some serious side bet action?

Beasts of England

Only if he didn't cheat, lyle! I have no doubt in my mind that he does...

Beasts of England

The goalies get some very serious hang-time from those kicks, don't they?

Extraneus

Sorry to read that, MM. I know you didn't request advice, but some has already been offered. As one of the divorced members here, I would like to offer perhaps a contrary view.

Some have advised retaining the best divorce lawyer you can find. This may indeed be a good idea, but it wasn't a good idea in my case, and let me tell you why.

At the beginning of our divorce odyssey, my ex and I hired "good" lawyers. (This generally means lawyers who charge between $200 and $400 per hour.)

After the initial "free" consultation, you have a meeting with your lawyer. Say it takes an hour, and let's just assume both lawyers get $300/hr. The meeting costs $300.

After the meeting, your lawyer writes a letter to the other lawyer. He charges $300 to write the letter.

Your husband's lawyer receives and reads the letter. He charges a half hour for that, or $150. Then your husband has an hour-long meeting with his lawyer, costing him $300. His lawyer writes a response to your lawyer's letter, charging $300 to do so. Your lawyer reads the letter, charging $150 to do so. Then he calls you to advise you of the response, charging $150 for the call.

At this point, you and your husband have racked up $1,650 in legal fees. A single letter was written and responded to.

After my ex and I spent around $10,000 of marital assets in this manner, we decided to discuss some issues without the help of our lawyers. All told, we did fork over around $20,000 to two lawyers before we both fired our attorneys and ended up negotiating an agreeable settlement in the office of my new (and still current) attorney and our accountant.

(Someone else advised securing bank accounts, etc. In my experience, only a fool would try to steal marital assets. Your husband will be required to produce all manner of bank and financial statements.)

Btw, my ex and I are still great friends and have worked together for the past 15 years to raise our children, together. This was only possible after we came to the agreement that our lawyers were milking us for legal fees that could have otherwise gone to ourselves, children's education, etc.

I think it's possible to negotiate a fair settlement, splitting all marital assets and providing an income for you as well, without the bitter battle that lawyers can instigate in their own interests.

Just my 2 cents. Sorry for the long post.

Stephanie tortoise not the hare

Free soccer.

Germany seems off today. Mentally and a half step physically.

Missed the first half, but that was the impression for me.

Jack is Back

WTF? MM is getting divorced? Since when? The finger think sucks but this sucks bigger,

Argies are dragging. Can the Hun take advantage?

narciso

Miss Bardahl doesn't dissapoint in her sampling of raw crazy.

narciso

glad to see you're doing better, JiB, do you use Bright House, because it toads the wet sprocket

Jack is Back

narc,

BH it is. CF13Weather keeps me dry and safe:)

Are you in Port Orange? Frederick is goiing to Embry-Riddle Aviation camp tiomorrow if you want a coffee chat?

Old Lurker

"toads the wet sprocket"

OK, I give up...

narciso

'really carpy and intermittent service,

narciso

no, that one fell through, had to go farther north,

Jack is Back

OL,

You want something ekse - disappointing,

but I gave up DirectTV for it and am pleased.

Jack is Back

Yeah, remember now, Ormand, Even closer, Lets have a coffee.

Threadkiller

This sport needs helmets

GMax

Did I call the shot? Yes I believe I did, although I did not expect it to take 111 minutes to get the first goal of the match.

Jack is Back

Germany's Hazard scores and it was a beauty,

Threadkiller

You seem to call all the shots...

GMax

Bayern Munich will win the WC

Jack is Back

Terrible ref regardless of what NK says, But the best team won.

GMax

The best team 1 thru 11 going into the tourney, is the Champion. Sometimes, that does not happen in soccer.

Jane

MM,

I'm not a divorce lawyer but I agree with Ext. If you can work it out, or even opt for mediation, you will preserve a ton of assets.

Meanwhile I'm very sorry.

Threadkiller

The winning team:

BERLIN –  German police allowed an anti-Israel protester to climb inside a police car and shout slogans including "child murderer Israel" and "Allahu akbar!" — Arabic for "God is Great!" — through a police megaphone, a spokeswoman for Frankfurt's police said Sunday.

Police let the protester use the megaphone during a Free Gaza demonstration Saturday because he had offered to calm down a protest that had turned violent, spokeswoman Virginie Wegner told The Associated Press.


http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/13/man-uses-german-police-car-megaphone-to-shout-anti-israel-slogans-during-free/

World piss-cup.

Old Lurker

I just accidentally clicked through a story and into the comments. Read a few then had to scroll to the top to find who was hosting the thing.

HuffPo.

Boy the commenters there are just plain nuts!

DOOM

Jack is Back

OL,

Welcome to the 2nd Civil War. It is coming. Believe me. No nation can survive like this.

GMax

The Hill does not present it this way, but the realization is beginning to dawn on the donor class of Democrats:

The nonprofit group born from President Obama's reelection campaign said Friday it had raised $3.87 million during the second quarter of 2014.

The group's fundraising effort saw 106,768 individual contributions for an average of $38.40 per donation.

But the haul was the worst quarter in terms of both overall cash raised and the total number of donors since the organization was founded following the 2012 election. By contrast, over the first three months of this year, OFA raised $5.88 million through 124,000 donations

This is precisely why Zero has been so anxious to try to rev up Democrats, he knows they are quite close to throwing in the towel.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

While I agree with Jane, the major reason I recommend hiring the best divorce lawyer MM can afford ASAP is her vulnerable financial position and the apparent difference in earning ability between her and her spouse.

IMO, from what few facts I know, she needs competent advice as to her options, and her bargaining position in an agreement or a mediated settlement so she doesn't sell herself short. A 65 year old female eking out a living on ebay and is abandoned after 35 years of marriage should be able to command a settlement that guarantees her reasonable financial security from here on out. Things would be much different when both spouses are younger or are essentially financially independent.

But I have no idea what the domestic relations law in Indiana is.

Beasts of England

Do the players get a check for World Cup play, or do they, such as Messi, have to squeeze by on $42.5M per year outside of the tournament?

Captain Hate

JiB and narc for coffee sounds like a lot of fun.

lyle

Is the kickball contest blessedly over?

henry

Beasts, Tiger Woods would be awed by the size of the endorsement deals the winners will get.

Threadkiller

The kicking has stopped, the crying has begun, and the riots are imminent, lyle.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Since, unlike MM, we don't know what Mr Marple is like we don't really have any idea if an amicable arrangement is possible.

It is always easier, and almost always cheaper, to fire a lawyer when you determine you don't need him anymore than it is to hire one to repair things when you determine you should have had one in the first place.

Beasts of England

How would you rank the tournament overall, henry - terribly impressive?

Be nice, lyle!!! ;)

(A)Nuther Bub

What a thoughtful post, Ext. I wish I had had the benefit of your wisdom 40-some years ago when my first marriage ended. We wasted so much money and emotion over battles that were trivial, at least in the long view. Hard to remain level headed though, while also dealing with the anguish of divorce.

I'm sorry for your pain, Miss Marple. I hope your children and grandchildren are a comfort to you.

Captain Hate

Is the kickball contest blessedly over?

Please make it so.

henry

Beasts, the tournament was better than average. Today's final was exceptional. Either team could have won in regular time, then again in extra time. Skills displayed were simply awesome, though Steinshweiger obviously dove on 13 of 14 falls. I'm glad it was decided on the field instead of a shoot out. As it happens, I rooted for Argentina today -- they had plenty of chances to win it but missed by that much.

Beasts of England

There does appear to be lots of crying in soccer. I know when the Aubturds ran the ball back with one second left in the Iron Bowl last year, I didn't cry - I just kicked the crap outta my dog...

(Just kidding - I don't have a dog)

Jack is Back

Great WC. Even cotncussions to make it more acceptable to Americans. Wouldn't be great to see the NFL play at such a pace:)

Extraneus

IMO, from what few facts I know, she needs competent advice as to her options, and her bargaining position in an agreement or a mediated settlement so she doesn't sell herself short.

I support that, as long as the lawyer who gives the advice is not the one who gets retained, and that he or she knows, going in, that they aren't going to be able to send their kids to Harvard on your dime.

(The first thing they do is ask questions to determine your net worth. Purely in your own interest, of course.)

Give advice as to the options and bargaining position. Offer to be available for questions going forward. Charge a fair fee for that, but that's it. No restraining orders or knocks in the night by the County Sheriff with an order to confiscate all firearms, or other bullshit moves intended to piss off the other side into retaliating.

[ahem]

Beasts of England

@henry: The goal by Goetz (sp?) was a beautiful feat of athleticism. Not as pretty as the one from the Columbian kid earlier in the tournament, but, seeing those displays makes me sincerely appreciate the sport.

Extraneus

Hard to remain level headed though, while also dealing with the anguish of divorce.

They know that only too well, AB.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

My enthusiasm for futbol rapidly diminished when my daughters stopped playing after HS. But I enjoyed watching the US women's olympic teams, and this World Cup. With the exception of the Brazilian cave in after they lost their star, I thought the quality of play and the all out effort was splendid. But I still probably won't be watching much of it until the next world cup.

Beasts of England

Thank goodness my ex's PI never installed a GPS tracker on my Jaguar. Or found the thumb drives taped to the interior underside of my locked office desk. Or... Okay, I'll shut up.

lyle

What's the Venn diagram look like between the rioting and the crying?

henry

Beasts, not as sweet as the last US goal but beautifully done. (I've only seen a handful of better goals than Green's score v Belgium).

Lowry & Ponnuru think the Tea Party and GOPe are merging. They also think Cochran's moves bogus.

Miss M, no experience to add, but whatever happens don't blame yourself. You have lots more positive things to contribute to your family and community. My prayers for a path that puts you at ease.

lyle

My first divorce cost me $66. My second, $4300. The geometric progression from there keeps me married...

DrJ

My first divorce cost me $66.

My only divorce cost me the filing fee ($0 -- see previous thread). There will be no others.

rse

Be careful about extrapolating from domestic divorces to a situation where the person suing is not physically present in the US, chose to inform MM after he left US jurisdiction but clearly knew this while he was here, and may have an employer with no real jurisdictional presence in the US.

She needs good experienced advice initially to assess where she is and what the real ability will be long term to enforce any agreement that is consented to.

NKonIPad

I agree with henry great WC (except for the 2 semis), and today s game was compelling. Best team won the Tourney.

Captain Hate

Yes the Spurs were the best team and obviously deserved to win.

sbw

I feel that MM has extended us the trust of a private family circumstance and JOMers have extended sympathy, support, and heartfelt advice. I would feel uncomfortable if her personal circumstance became a topic of discussion.

Perhaps we could return to just being here any time she wants us and help her otherwise by carrying on as we do about other issues to help her get some well-deserved respite.

Rick B

"She needs good experienced advice initially to assess where she is and what the real ability will be long term to enforce any agreement that is consented to."

Miss Marple,

I hope you read RSE's advice very carefully. The emotional trauma you are suffering can be compounded by poor legal advice and an expensive good attorney can be the cheapest bargain you'll ever find.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Captain Hate

Excellent advice by sbw imo.

Threadkiller

Best candidate, CH.

rse

One problem with the Reynolds article. He is 100% correct that we are dealing with a global nomenklatura intent on political power to gut individual autonomy in the traditional sense.

But why on earth call Greece a capitalist country. The poor woman had a problem because Greece is operating as a License Raj. That's not capitalism. It's about preventing it for the benefit of the public sector.

DebinNC

Miss Marple's announcement

God will not fail you, dear MM. Lots of prayers for you and yours, especially for wisdom.

rse

It is very important in what jib accurately calls a 2nd Civil War to be careful about the language used. We are going to have to use the narrative and good examples of why what is being pushed has had and likely will continue to have those same consequences to educate LIVs on why what is being sought harms them in the long term as well. I would argue it is harming them now. They simply do not perceive it yet.

Beasts of England

Are those of y'all calling it a second civil war interested in immediate impeachment?

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