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June 26, 2013

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rse

Since Green Energy is an essential component of all bo's and Van Jones' fundamental transformation plans for the US, this wasn't just a speech.

Beyond the Tax laws report issued yesterday wanting to assign a price to carbon dioxide to cut GHGs, there was another Interim Report on moving everyone to electric cars or public transportation. Final report due in 2014.

Then there was Denver's release yesterday of the plan to push businesses and housing redevt around the public transit hubs.

Busily remaking America with our tax money or indebtendness to coerce compliance.

Extraneus

The globe hasn't warmed in 15 years.

Marlene

Just when you thought Obama couldn't insult another group,he went after the Flat Earth Society. : )

Marlene

rse,I asked my school teacher sister-in-law about Common Core being implemented in Maine next year. She said,oh lots of changes are being made.I said,no kidding,have you studied what Common Core is really about? She shrugged her shoulders and talked about a conference she had attended.I said who sponsored the conference? Shrugs again,oh I think it was sponsored by a grant.What entity gave the grant? Shrugs again.
The "in the trenches" teachers don't seem to be questioning any of this.She has taught about 25 years and at this point, just shrugs her shoulders.

pagar

The Obama regime taking us back to the Dark Ages.

Jack is Back!

An aternate juror has been excused for non trial case reasons. He is B71, the young man who is an arm wrestler. Plus since the defense shredded the State's star witness yesterday, Nelson decided to even things out by allowing the prior GZ.

What a coward.

Jack is Back!

....the prior GZ phone calls.

MarkO

Are the calls in because Zim's lawyer failed to object at the outset?

Danube on iPad

Unexpected:

"The economy grew at a 1.8% annual rate in the first quarter, the government reported Wednesday, well below previous estimates of 2.4% growth and missing forecasts."

Jack is Back!

MarkO,

No. They have objected under 404 of Fed Evidence but as Branca has pointed out that is for "prior bad acts" and these calls will show only "good diligent acts" by GZ. The theory is that by showing those responsible acts they can then show that killing Martin was off-track from his prior acts. I think the defense will make hay out of all of this by showing GZ was indeed off- track because the element of confrontation by Martin was the different factor.

MarkO

JiB,

Well, it is Florida.

Captain Hate

Is anybody in the "opposition party" giving any pushback to this unconstitutional power grab on the energy sector? I saw that Eric Cantor is pledging to reinstate everything in the VRA because he's so impressed with John Lewis. Lose the hick accent, Eric; it makes you sound as ignorant as you are.

MarkO

The VRA recalibration is not unlike the continued domestic surveillance. The underlying legislation was based on a particular set of circumstances, if those circumstances change, so should the law.

Unfortunately, Progressives don't progress.

Marlene

Jack,thanks for the Zimmerman updates. Is Frederick on puffin watch?
I'm starting to think a watched egg never cracks! Obama's blah,blah about climate change made me think about the puffins and how nature takes its own time.

Jack is Back!

marlene,

He's in tennis camp week 2. Next week its surf camp. But we check in every day or two.

MarkO

DOMA unconstitutional.

MarkO

I know you will want to read this:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_g2bh.pdf

MarkO

SCOTUSblog ‏@SCOTUSblog

Dissent in DOMA says the Prop 8 ruling will be no standing.

Thomas Collins

CH, I am hopeful that Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, a SCOTUS decision released Tuesday on the Takings Clause, will help in holding back government running roughshod over private property rights in the name of Gaia. It was a 5-4 decision with Alito writing the Opinion of the Court. The proper gentry liberal types are all up in arms, so it was no doubt the correct decision. A Typepad Link Enabled JOMer might want to link to the decision or an article on it.

Joan

I wonder how the president thinks the USA is going to pay to close all of the existing coal plants and build new ones. Does his plan include closing the present plants and everyone going without energy for a decade or two? Wonder what he'll heat his house with? Wood? Oh, sorry, I meant 'mansion.'

Do any of our politicians (except a few) actually know what runs this economy?

May George Zimmerman be found not guilty.

That's all for now.

NK

Just a fucking disgrace. SCOTUS has ruled that the const. protects to liberty interest of of a few buggerers to 'marry', but there is no liberty interest protecting tens of millions of young people from paying a 'tax' for refusing to buy heathcare covereage they don't want. Fucking disgrace. So tax buggerer 'marriage' under Roberts unlimitedtaxing power, and tax divorce by anyone to pay for the huge social costs of divorce. Fucking disgrace.

Account Deleted

You have to acknowledge King Merde's exquisite touch and timing in making this speech within hours of Green Gillard getting her ass canned in Australia.

rse

Marlene-how much Maine ever rejected the OBE reforms of the 90s is a question.

The biggest effect on individual teachers initially has to do with whether you still have an experienced principal or they are pushed to retire and whether you are in a district headed by a Super with additional ambitions.

Gag on Cantor. VRA was a godsend to elections actually being fair compared to disallowing voter id in urban areas and he wants to undo it?

Captain Hate

TC, thanks for the heads up on that. I'll look for it now.

http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/details-koontz-v-st-johns-river-water-management-district/

http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/supremes-blast-property-shakedown-by-government/

James D.

Do any of our politicians (except a few) actually know what runs this economy?

I'll take "Questions that answer themselves" for $500, Alex...

Jane

YIPPEE!

BREAKING: Boehner Tells Republicans Behind Closed Doors He Will Not Bring Senate Immigration Bill To House Floor…

Jack is Back!

There is something "alternate universe" Bout listening to the plaintiffs talking about how the prop 8 decision is about "the kids".

MarkO

Wait until we see if it really is about "marrying the person(s)you love.

Captain Hate

Jane, if that's correct and he follows through on it, I'll take back most of the negative things I've said about him.

Frau Klimawechsel

NK - I share your sentiments. I wish I had your way with words.

Razberry

You just can't depend on that guy Kennedy.

Porchlight

Totally agree with Frau, NK.

Disgrace in TX last night - after failure of Dem filibuster with 15 minutes remaining in a special session that ended at midnight, pro-choice spectators in gallery yell so loudly that a vote couldn't be taken on SB 5 (pro-life bill). They had the votes and fully expected to pass it.

"The people's filibuster" is how the a-holes are describing it. I would call it the tyranny of the locality. Because of a handful of Austin douchebags, the rest of Texas can't be properly represented by their elected officials.

Just a disgrace all around.

henry

Porch, welcome to Madison. I hope it takes less than 2 years to sort out in your neck of the woods. (Yes, the idiots are still trying to do that in cheesehead land... although the police remove them more quickly these days).

NK

Texas Legislature-- are special sessions permitted? This calls for one to defeat mob interference with the sound administration of the people's business.

DublinDave

We need a federally mandated gay agenda included in every aspect of the National school curriculum. Having young people exposed to new modes of thought and new experiences is the very essence of "education".

I hate the term 're-education' but it's true...we need to re-educate a lot of Americans and I think todays ruling will give us the tools to do this.

narciso

Yes, there was one for that redistricting session, that was the model for the Madison meldown eight years later.

Jack is Back!

Planned Parenthood more evil than Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot all together.

Ignatz

-- I think todays ruling will give us the tools to do this--

Your side already has all the tools it needs, WeeDavey.

N. Y. Nick

Hmmmm, you know, the problem with Liberals and other Democrats could be nothing simpler, nor more complicated than the probability that, intermittently or for intervals, their brains aren't getting sufficient oxygen for their brains to function properly, rationally and logically. Seriously.

narciso

So call this by it's proper name, the Gosnell filibuster.

OldTimer

Alan West thinks a miracle could happen.....I hope he's right. So far, Barry's insidious machinations have cost our country dearly.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/question-absurd-michael-moriarity/2013/jun/25/moriarty-alan-west-fly-barak-obamas-new-world-orde/#.UcrpgLWaAJw.facebook

narciso

btw, in an ironic twist, Mr. Quradawi's deputy visits the White House, today,

Sue

I'm sure if Hit feels like it he can find my post where I predicted this.

NK

Putin bitch slapping Obummer; a perfect summary from Hirsh at Nat Journal: http://www.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/snowden-watch-why-putin-is-loving-it-20130625

Jane

I think we should take federal benefits away from everyone. As a single person I am so sick of being discriminated against. Pretty soon I'll work up the ire to use NK's language.

Porchlight

OldTimer, I had no idea Michael Moriarty wrote stuff like this. Always liked him and now I know why.

NK

PS: The Hirsh article applies to John Kerry/Hildabeast as well. Re-Set was HildaBeast's pet Sec State project, and Obummer has left Snowden to Kerry. Putin has treated all three of them with appropriate disdain.

Enlightened

"We need a federally mandated gay agenda included in every aspect of the National school curriculum"

Now you're thinkin. Let's write that mandate asap and teach kindergartners that your butt-hole ain't just for pooping, it's an instrument of Love. Obama has said all along these little tykes need sex ed in kindergarten, so what the hell.

On the one hand we don't want pedophiles touching their young butts, even though they profess it is out of Love, on the other hand it's OK to touch butt when you are in Love.

Sounds like a great plan.

NK

Apologies for vulgarities this morning, but the SCOTUS antics of Roberts and now Kennedy acting as kingmakers based on their personal preferences disgusts me beyond description.

Rob Crawford
"The people's filibuster" is how the a-holes are describing it. I would call it the tyranny of the locality.

It's the "heckler's veto".

If guns rights folks did this, they'd be cuffed and forced out of the building at gunpoint.

Account Deleted

CH,

Boehner did not say anything new at all. He pronounced the Senate bum's rush of a bill was DBA (Dead Before Arrival) months ago.

The House already passed the SAFE Act and it should mark the starting point of actual legislative action on immigration for this session. The Senate manure pile is theater for yokels.

DublinDave

"Now you're thinking. Let's write that mandate asap and teach kindergartners that your butt-hole ain't just for pooping'

Roflmao...you can't reduce homosexuality to a man's back passage anymore than you can reduce heterosexuality to a woman's front passage. Not being gay myself ( blowing a guy for food money doesn't make you gay) i'm sure the inner-emotional lives of homosexual couples are a little more varied and complex than 'poopy holes'.

Captain Hate

Rick, I'm still not happy with the idea of a House bill after listening to Ryan on Mark Levin's show a week ago. I'm not saying that something shouldn't be done but it's very very low on my list of priorities.

derwill

Having had to pass the immigration bill in order to find out what's in it, the Senate has found out that they just created a law that gives businesses incentives to hire illegals over American citizens. This gives the House a great piece of propaganda to use now in killing the bill for good. I mean, just think of all those poor, hard-working African American citizens--like the single mother working three minimum wage jobs in order to send her kids to a good school-- who would have their jobs taken away and given to the illegals now pouring over the border if the Senate bill were allowed to stand.

Heh.

Captain Hate

derwill, that would be so chock full of win if the House repubs could make exactly those points and shove them up the Senate Donks and Repuke's heinies.

Porchlight

So call this by it's proper name, the Gosnell filibuster.

Excellent, narciso. Thank you. I will pass that around.

NK to answer your earlier question, this was a special session and I would expect Perry to call another and do it all again. This time people will be better prepared.

Account Deleted

CH,

I noted Ryan whoring for Bathhouse Billionaire money. I now have him in the Norm Coleman file - "permanently not quite ready". Goodlatte will give Gowdy the opportunity to fatten his resume in anticipation of taking on Senator Lovely in Lavender in the primary next spring. I'm hoping Goodlatte will announce that the Senate trash will be taken up right after the Senate vote on the SAFE Act.

Rob Crawford

So, Rubio is left arguing, "Hey, guys, there's no way this bill gives people cars -- that's just silly. What it does do is make it better for people to hire foreigners than US citizens. Isn't that better?"

Porchlight

I never trusted Rubio. I must say I'm grateful he's putting it all out there now so there can be no question of stealth later.

Enlightened

Roflmao...you can't reduce homosexuality to a man's back passage anymore than you can reduce heterosexuality to a woman's front passage. Not being gay myself ( blowing a guy for food money doesn't make you gay) i'm sure the inner-emotional lives of homosexual couples are a little more varied and complex than 'poopy holes'.

No - but you can reduce teaching GAY SEX to KINDERGARTENERS to their poop holes moron.
Now - go back and rewrite the Gay Agenda/Sex Ed mandate. And make sure the kindergarteners can undestand it because they must be re-educated about sex.

As usual a moron such as yourself cannot understand the lowest common denominator in your f**ked up arguement.

Clarice

Rick: " The Senate manure pile is theater for yokels."
Precisely==Bring it up on the floor of the House and there's an opportunity for the Senate whore to prevail on the worst stuff in Congress no matter what the House does.

Immigration reform--it's over.

Now to work on a strategy to stop Obama's global warming mere/

Captain Hate

Ryan's been quite the disappointment. Maybe he's just been in office too long and puts more faith in House procedures than he does listening to the people who elected him. One thing's for sure: he's never delivered those promised spending cuts he made on Hewitt's show after the 2010 elections. It stands out in my mind because it was the only time Hewitt made sense to me as he kept pushing Ryan to take advantage of the issue that led to the Repubs taking the House and Ryan kept saying "trust me". Still waiting, Paul.

NK

I agree with derwil's take. Apparently, the House will do what I hoped it would. It will cherry pick the sensible parts of "reform" mandatory e-verify, border security, visiting farm workers, 'high tech' green cards for Euros and Asians, pass those in separate several page bills, NO PORK, plus pass a resolution to bring up path to citizenship after the borders are secured and employers are complying. This firms up Repub base, appeals to persuadable indies, exposes the Dems as vote whores when they say NO to everything without new voters FIRST, plus it humiliates Senate Repubs, they won't mind, they're politicians.

Danube of Thought

IRS strikes again:

An Internal Revenue Service official on Wednesday invoked his right not to answer questions at a congressional hearing, a day after a Republican report accused the official of inappropriately awarding federal contracts worth millions of dollars. At a U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Gregory Roseman, an IRS official involved in awarding IRS contracts, repeated four times that he would not answer questions. He was then excused from the hearing. "I respectfully decline to answer any questions and invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege to remain silent," Roseman said, referring the Constitution´s protection against self-incrimination.
Captain Hate

plus it humiliates Senate Repubs, they won't mind, they're politicians.

McCain will mind; his boundless ego will take him completely off the rails like it did with the "whacko bird" comment. The meltdown should be very enjoyable as he flails around like a senile fool.

NK

CH-- true enough about McCain, he's so deluded, he takes himself seriously.

N. Y. Nick

Coincidence, @ 12:33? I never trusted your judgment. LOL
He will be okay, you ditz. This was a touchy issue for him.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Porch, that was disgraceful in TX, land of my parents and grandparents. That's what democracy rule of the mob looks like: a violent minority, out of control zealots forcing their will on the majority. Reminds me of the Taliban who take it one step further and cut off noses and slit throats.

matt

The IRS hearings are sounding more and more like the Kefauver Hearings.

I would suggest that Issa and the Oversight Committee take their show on the road.

"The entire country was held in awe by the parade of over 600 gangsters, pimps, bookmakers, politicians and mob lawyers testifying before Congress, showcased on television."

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Time for a quote from Mal Reynolds:

...may have been the losing side,
still not convinced it was the wrong one.

NK

Texas-- I'll add one thought to Texas. Texas is our biggest State that respects individual liberty and minimal government interference with liberty interests and property rights. That is a proud Texas tradition* But another Texas tradition is the rule of law to protect the weak against the powerful brutes. The Texas abortion rules uphold that tradition by protecting the unborn against the Abotion Industry, especially Planned Parenthood. PP is politically powerful, and amoral, the unborn need the rule of law to protect them from the political power that creates monsters like Gosnell.


* Jim Crow was a disgusting blemish on that Texas tradition, but hey it was a monopoly Dem state then, so Dem problems came along with Dem government.

Porchlight

Yes, Frau. We will have to be better prepared next time. I should have been down there, and gone early so as to stake out space to keep out the mob. I won't make that mistake again. Thinking of wearing a pro-choice shirt as a stealth move and encouraging my fellow pro-lifers to do the same.

Dave (in MA)
DOMA unconstitutional.
That guy who won the presidency claiming that "marriage is between a man and a woman" must be really pissed off right now. Is he going to criticize the SCOTUS during the SOTU again?
NK

a Let me extend and revise my DOMA remarks today. The result? I'm almost ambivalent. My white hot anger? was about the way it was decided. If DOMA Article 3 was vacated on strict Federalism grounds? personally I might have voted for that; The Congress has no business telling States how to handle matters of State Sovereignty like marriage and election ant-fraud. So if however the 50 states define marriage, they are entitled to FFC of their laws, and Congress shouldn't eradicate massachucetts marriages under Federal law. So if we agree on that, how is it Arizona can't write its own election laws, and how comeformer Jim Crow states are forever trapped in 1964 like flies in amber--- or proteting the unborn from Planned Parenthood sponsord monsters like Gosnell. It's kennedy's picking and choosing which State rights he likes and doesn't that drives me crazy. Plus the 100% situational ethics of the Lefty 4 on the SCOTUS that disgusts me.

NK

DaveinMa@113-- heh HEH!

pagar

"rule of the mob looks like:"

Where were the police?

Porchlight

Spot of good news. Obama at all time low approval in Ohio per Quinny, and the poll was taken before the announcement of the newest war on coal initiative. Also Kasich is looking good.

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2013/06/26/poll-obama-approval-hits-record-low-in-ohio/

Too late for 2012 of course, but good signs for 2014.

Porchlight

pagar, I don't know. I suspect they had the usual number of officers for this type of situation (last minute controversial bill on the floor) but weren't prepared for the mob eventuality, as that hasn't happened before in TX to my knowledge.

Captain Hate

Kasich has lost a lot of luster with me. I'd surely vote for him over any commiecrat but him sucking up the fed lucre for Medicaid means he's anything but as conservative as he should be. Just another Voinovich bean counter.

Glad to see the JEF taking a dive here but in fact the people from the coal counties have never trusted or supported him.

matt

The hefty federal lucre only lasts for a few years, CH, from my understanding. Then it gets shoved down to the states. I think these pols are grabbing the nice fat bribery check and then will find ways to evade full implementation.

The sticker shock on health care is going to hit very hard and very fast come Jan 1.

As usual the federal government simply destroys a functioning if imperfect system.

rich@gmu

Just a fucking disgrace.

Yep. Worked a 14hr shift so I slept in this afternoon. Should of stayed in bed.

Thomas Collins

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the provision in DOMA authorizing a State (State A) to refuse to give legal effect to a same gender marriage in another State (State B) for State A law purposes is still in effect.

MarkO

DOOM. Double DOOM.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/06/banned-in-britian-uk-caves-to-jihad.html

Danube on iPad

Chaco on AGW via Insty. Excellent read.

rich@gmu

October when people lucky enough to have jobs sign up for benefits. Expecting my hc to about double and more of the cost shifted to my side.

pager-

Texas has a Capitol Police and they could have been caught flatfooted by a "flash mob". It happens, unfortunately. Most civilized people don't expect that sort of fascist outburst.

Captain Hate

I agree, matt; it's still a cowardly way of taking the money to buy time.

NJJan

TC
According to scotusblog you are correct. The decision pertains to federal level benefits, but does not compel states to recognize gay marriages from other states.

Danube on iPad

I don't see how that provision would survive a challenge under the Full Faith and Credit Clause, although the clause does give the congress the power to legislate how State A's laws will be given effect in State B. Maybe that includes the power to say no effect at all.

NK

TC@1:36-- correct. The DOMA article invalidated was the federal Pub Policy refusing to give FFC to state homosexual marriage-- in this case the fed Gov't refused financial benefits to the female spouse of another woman. The jurisdiction provision barring Federal Courts from recognizing out of state homsexual marriage when it's barred in that District Courts state was not an issue in this case.

NK

DoIP-- I don't think that's right. FFC has been interpreted for 200 years as allowing states to refuse FFC to other state's actions that violate the first state's public policy. The real danger in this decision is the 'equal protection' lunacy that kennedy slobbers on about. As Scalia points out, it's an invitation to equal protection attacks on the vast majority of States that define Marriage as ... well marriage.

Danube on iPad

"FFC has been interpreted for 200 years as allowing states to refuse FFC to other state's actions that violate the first state's public policy."

I was unaware of that. I've done zero research on that clause.

matt

It is tragic to me that a Constitution founded on the clearly outlined principles of Judeo - Christian moral philosophy has been completely purged of it.

At the most fundamental level, relativism has become our national philosophy.

Thomas Collins

Aaron Hernandez is being arraigned on several charges, including murder.

Ignatz

A cheap and abundant supply of energy is vital to the economic health of a country.
This is not a war on coal. It's a war on America.

NK

Ig@2:58-- agree completely.

AliceH

General q for lawyers: What determines when a jury is permitted to take notes during a trial? I've served on 4 juries and each time it was verboten to take notes of any kind.

Danube on iPad

Hernandez isn't just a scumbag. He's extraordinarily stupid.

Ignatz

Anthony Kennedy:
A bipolar David Souter.
That's probably not fair. Kennedy in fact is as much an ideologue who applies his ideology to decisions as any of the lefties; it's just that he is a libertarian with a liberal social view.
From that viewpoint you can simultaneously argue that Obamacare should be struck down in its entirety but also argue as today and in Lawrence that equal protection means the Feds can prevent states banning homosexual acts but the Feds can't prevent states endorsing homosexual acts.
Ideology in place of law is never healthy.

Captain Hate

Would one or more of the attorneys here read this post and comment on the main point of it? http://minx.cc/?post=341225

Carol Herman

More like a War on Competence. To say nothing of the fact that Harvard no longer has anything to brag about. (Unless they think Obama's Nobel Prize is a stunning achievement.)

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