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February 06, 2014

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DrJ

NK,

I have a colleague and friend who teaches at Michigan Tech. The irony is that he originally is from the Philippines. He assures me that it was from the mountains there, but that sounds like a rationalization to me.

daddy

NK,

Here's a decent story on the Senate Election from a local but important lefty Blog that really hates Joe MIller, and was instrumental in helping Lisa defeat him.

In US Senate primary, a three-way split could break for Miller

And I cannot disagree with this closing comment by some Political Science Prof at our Local University:

It is also believed that Begich, who has a fierce fight ahead regardless of whom he might face off against in November, will have the easiest time fending off Miller.

“It would be stunning if (Miller) were to win,” said Nabors, who predicts if it happens, Republicans themselves may be lured into a crossover vote just to stop him. “Moderate Republicans would rather have a moderate Democrat than Joe Miller represent the state of Alaska.”

lyle

Napolitano’s presence may help cultivate better relations between the two nations, according to Wetzel.

Makes sense. Bruno Nap believes wingnutz are far more dangerous than commies. She's probably stopped shaving her upper lip in a show of solidarity with terrorists.

Threadkiller

Report: Federal Judge To Submit Obama Birth Certificate Forgery Evidence To Grand Jury

http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/02/report-federal-judge-to-submit-obama.html?m=1

miss Marple

I thought the teams got to pick who carried the flag, and that it was always an Olympian.

My rage meter will explode if I see Napolitano carrying that flag.

On the other hand, hilarity would ensue if the team picked Mitt Romney.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

OL,

Cleta Mitchell was on a recent NR cruise - (I don't think it was the one to Norway.) I had a conversation with her about the IRS cases and the Judge, who I thought should recuse himself because of a conflict. She thought that was a good idea. I have no idea if she ever brought the motion. I haven't heard about it if she did.

Daddy, I wonder what the real Schulz story he.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

So Sebelis is considering delaying the ACA from kicking in for another 3 years (there must be a deal with Hillary in place). Of course she has no authority to do that - not that it would matter.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

I have no idea how this would work - does it have to be voted on by the senate?

House Bill Introduced to Sue Barack Obama for Betraying the Constitution

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) recently drafted a resolution that would direct the House of Representatives to sue President Obama for his illegal use of executive power.

The bill has 74 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, including Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who recently discussed why he’s supporting the resolution.

The resolution allows the House to seek “declaratory or injunctive relief” for the unconstitutional actions of the administration. It was drafted in response to Obama’s unilateral executive actions on Obamacare, immigration, welfare, and other unconstitutional acts of the president.

Danube on iPad

"Issa is more useful than a retired Admiral l because he provides a shoulder to cry on."

Among many other things, retired Admirals cannot convene hearings and don't have subpoena power.

G Willikers

"Taking out a sub-station only affects local distribution. Now, if you are truly committed terrorist and want to do the maximum damage you take out a high-voltage transmission tower or corridor."

You're former military right? In the rear with the gear, or paper pusher.

Because, if you had an inkling, you'd have heard of 'probing'.

Threadkiller

http://mcclintock.house.gov/2014/02/opening-statement-water-and-power-subcommittee-1.shtml

rse

The state think tank is pushing this entity's Executive Director's inspiring story and stressing his commitment to free markets.

This is the immigration platform. http://www.thelibreinitiative.com/issue/immigration#

I think the DC Republicans believe that you can push the Chamber of Commerce vision and as long as someone utters the phrases "free market" and then Milton Friedman or Hayek said and we all nod and say it fits with the Tea Party and do not further research.

The only reason I looked into this guy is that the previous presentations all seem to be pushing a Big Govt reality using small govt rhetoric. The fact that the Feb meeting is pushing the Con Con should give us pause.

jimmyk

joanne nosuchinsky

Seriously? Not "nosuchluckski"? Or was that just the last guy who tried to ask her out?

jimmyk

Ha, Taranto found someone who really out-Butterfielded the original:

"Despite his lifelong stated opposition to Big Government, Reagan succeeded in restoring many voters' faith in the nation's future in the wake of widespread disillusionment triggered by the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and the high inflation of the Carter years."--Andrew Glass, Politico.com, Feb. 6

Old Lurker

Jane, I have a Cleta story that will have to wait until I see you in person. Our daughters were in the same class in MS&HS, leading to a funny story not tellable in public so to protect the innocent.

Try hang gliding

Nordic Combine athlete Todd Lodwick is carrying the flag.

daddy

I am listening to David Horowitz on Dennis Miller's Show talk about his new book. Just making the observation that Horowitz is breathing so hard I would not be surprised at all if he was soon to have a heart attack. His breathing sounds hugely unhealthy. Hope he takes some time off, calms down, and loses some weight.

Danube on iPad

The Birther Report "reminds" us that a witness before a grand jury cannot invoke the 5th Amendment to avoid answering questions. That is utterly, laughably false (where do they come up with this stuff?), but entirely irrelevant.

If a grand jury subpoenas the original and the various WH and Hawaii officials, no one will take the 5th, and the original will be produced. No crime has been committed; no indictment will be handed up. (I wish they would identify the judge in question; if they did so I didn't catch it - hard to read the BR on iPad).

The loons will then claim that the document produced to the grand jury is a recent fabrication.

http://www.wisenberglaw.com/Articles/Taking-the-Fifth-Amendment-in-Front-of-the-Federal-Grand-Jury-in-Order-to-Protect-White-Collar-Defendants-and-Their-Papers.shtml

Old Lurker

Now how are you supposed to run an insurance company with this clown show in DC?

AP: "The Obama administration is considering an extension of the president's decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if they are not compliant with the health care overhaul, industry and government officials said Thursday.

Avalere Health CEO Dan Mendelson said Thursday that the administration may let policyholders keep that coverage for as long as an additional three years, stressing that no decision has been made. Policymakers are waiting to see what rate hikes health insurers plan for the insurance exchanges that are key to the overhaul's coverage expansions."

NK(withnewsoftware)

OL-- indeed, how can underwriting decisions concerning risks and rates be made if the rules are constantly changing. The ExchangeCare Insurers will be subject to huge financial risks. WAIT-- that's where the Risk Corridor bailouts come in. They are gambling with your money OL. Congrats!

rich@gmu

...another 3 years (probably subject to lots of conditions).

afternoon all.

rich@gmu

great change on the masthead Tom.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

OL,

I'll look forward to the Cleta story.

jimmyk

keep that coverage for as long as an additional three years

By sheer coincidence, that takes them just past the November 2016 elections.

Ignatz

--Because, if you had an inkling, you'd have heard of 'probing'.--

Have we managed to find the subject yet which Dana is not an expert on?

rich@gmu

jimmyk-

>>>Seriously? Not "nosuchluckski"? Or was that just the last guy who tried to ask her out?<<<

lol.

NK(withnewsoftware)

The Masthead? Didn't notice that.. BravoZulu TomM!

NK(withnewsoftware)

"By sheer coincidence, that takes them just past the November 2016 elections."

Gobsmacked! This is my SHOCKED FACE!

rich@gmu

Iggy-

he did threaten me with a lawyer last night;)

Bori

TM,
Does that makes us Obama approved?

cindyk

NK: Michigan Technological University graduate here. Our first year of marriage (we were juniors) the hubby and I transferred to MTU from the University of Wyoming. It began to snow one early October afternoon. I said to my new mate - "So how long does it snow?", and he replied, "May!". No kidding!!

NK(withnewsoftware)

Immigration dies in the House... with a whimper. Boehner uses the Rubio Obummer can't be trusted meme: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-06/boehner-stalls-immigration-bill-citing-lack-of-trust.html

rich@gmu

...with all this extra content. the only thing missing is the cowboy poetry.

snow, Wyoming, wilds of Alaska...

daddy-

why not run for the seat? seriously.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Catherine Engelbrecht: Stop The IRS's Systematic Silencing of Ordinary Americans

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/02/06/Catherine-Engelbrechts-Powerful-Plea-to-Stop-The-IRS-Systematic-Silencing-of-Ordinary-Americans

She is so well spoken & strong.

Organizing For Action - web address barackobama.com - is a 501(c)4 organization

It all makes me sick...how is this not a huge story?

Threadkiller

That I understand, there is no guarantee to your 5th Amendment privilege in a federal grand-jury.

"18 U.S. CODE § 6003


(a) In the case of any individual who has been or may be called to testify or provide other information at any proceeding before or ancillary to a court of the United States or a grand jury of the United States, the United States district court for the judicial district in which the proceeding is or may be held shall issue, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, upon the request of the United States attorney for such district, an order requiring such individual to give testimony or provide other information which he refuses to give or provide on the basis of his privilege against self-incrimination, such order to become effective as provided in section 6002 of this title.

(b) A United States attorney may, with the approval of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, or any designated Assistant Attorney General or Deputy Assistant Attorney General, request an order under subsection (a) of this section when in his judgment—

(1) the testimony or other information from such individual may be necessary to the public interest; and

(2) such individual has refused or is likely to refuse to testify or provide other information on the basis of his privilege against self-incrimination."

Are you saying invoking the 5th is foolproof in a federal grand-jury setting?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

TK, Thanks for the church-going link.

Threadkiller

Remember when we first exchanged links, Janet?

It was a pocket monkey, I believe.

:-)

rich@gmu

>>>McAuliffe diverted inaugural funds to campaign, state party despite legal prohibition...

Opens Governor's Mansion, Declares '60 Parties in 60 Days'... <<<

Great job Virginia, great job. Not only did we manage to elect this crook but put Dems in the Lt Gov and AG slots and Dems took the state senate.

lyle

It all makes me sick...how is this not a huge story?

It's not a huge story because the MFM is tacitly (and not so tacitly) cheering this behavior on.

Danube on iPad

"Are you saying invoking the 5th is foolproof in a federal grand-jury setting?"

Unless the witness is granted immunity, in which case he can be compelled to testify because he cannot be convicted by his own words.

rich@gmu

When in doubt Blame Bush...
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/06/cnn-poll-is-bush-still-to-blame-for-economy/

it seems to still be working.

>>>More Americans continue to blame former President Bush and the Republicans.<<<

DOOM!!!

NK(withnewsoftware)

And if so complelled by judicial order, Immunity results for the witness-- in fact 6003 in an immunity section of the Crim Code. This provison of the Crim Code protects witnesses. In fact this can be a get out of jail free card, if you're ever so ordered and the court writes a sloppy immunity grant, treat the grand jury like a confessional, including testifying about looking at the Nat Geographic Africa photos in PS 209 in 1965.

Do you read these things bfore linking?

Threadkiller

Ok.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Yeah, the pocket monkey...
How was THAT not a huge story?!

What's in Obama's pocket?...Hanuman - the monkey god, that's what!!
Goes to church every other Sunday, my ass.

Porchlight

"The president's decision"?

They don't even pretend anymore.

Porchlight

Every other Sunday - sure. It makes headline news the couple of times a year that he does show up.

G Willikers

"Have we managed to find the subject yet which Dana is not an expert on?"

It's more like a Jack-is-back-of-all-trades, but a master of none.

Holly

Today I learned something new about unemployment. Hubby and I have owned a small business since 1978 and throughout the years we've had few encounters with TWC (Texas Workforce Commission), so I don't have much experience with these issues. Every case I've dealt with was a clear-cut firing due to cause, and in our chemical business, the cause was typically an egregious breach of safety. Workers who quit have always had another job lined up. A couple months ago,however, one of our drivers quit because he wanted to move closer his daughter. Evidently he was unable to get a job in the new location because he filed for unemployment.

The Notice from the TWC was different this time. Not much there other than asking for start and end dates and the Reason for No Longer Employed. So I checked the Quit box and wrote out an explanation that the guy gave two weeks notice and never came back. I made it clear that we question eligibility and object to payment of benefits I also said that his job is still available to him. [He's a great employee and we would love to have him back.]

Today we got the Employer's copy of the Decision sent to the applicant, and to my surprise, it granted unemployment benefits to him. Reason for Decision: We mailed a notice to your last employer that you applied for benefits. Your employer responded within the time allowed and did not object to the payment of benefits to your claim.

So I've been talking to several idiots at the TWC today. Apparently, "did not object" is a reference to the box checked. If an employer wants to "object," he MUST check the Fired box, otherwise, it is deemed the employer agrees to pay the benefits.

When I pointed out that his job is still available, the idiots countered with, "He moved. He physically can't come to work."

I'm appealing this sucker. Pisses me to no end. Gotta do some research. Surely we have not devolved to this.

Danube on iPad

See 18 U.S..C. Section 6002.

Porchlight

That is all wrong, Holly. Sorry for the hassle but I am glad you have decided to appeal. What were you supposed to have checked if the employee quit, as yours did? He doesn't get benefits if he quit, right?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

I got the picture from an old JOM thread fom 2011 that is hilarious. http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2011/01/maybe-we-need-a-jewish-cosby-show/comments/page/1/#comments

Ideas for Muslim TV shows. Some are just too funny....

Danube on iPad

Sorry NK - hadn't seen your post.

NK(withnewsoftware)

DoT-- don't know if you saw the last thread.
Question-- why is the aftmost port of a CV flight deck called 'the Ramp'? Anything to do with Gramps' first flight?

Jack is Back! (From Resetting Safari and Clearing History)

Janet,

its what Mrs. JiB was told, she was surprised to hear that but it is what the guy told her. I also believe the same as you that he is a fake non-christian. Catholic churches around the world are full two times a year - Christmas and Easter. The fact he didn't attend church on Christmas says it all to me.

Off to dinner with family.

rich@gmu

Happy Birthday Jack is Back.

G Willikers

Not attending churchiness is a sure sign of non-christian behaviors.

Midnight Mass is a must. Go figure...

henry

Holly, I think the UI people get a bonus for approving payment (it drives you experience rate up). We use the "Terminated- abandoned post" option for people who quit.

pagar

Clearly?

http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/75816529174/pro-abortion-obama-at-prayer-breakfast-killing-the

"Obama condemning the taking of innocent life as “the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.”"

21_cathy_f_in_tripep@d_prison_98

Happy Birthday, JiB!

maryrose

Happy Birthday JIB!
Sorry I am so late. I hope you have a great day andthat posting becomes easier for you.
Jane: I also caught part of that IRS hearing and Trey Gowdy was fabulous. I stake claim to him.
Cummings looked surly and defensive. I soo believe he sicced his dogs on that gal catherine Engelbrecht's company. Now he is just trying to cover his tracks. So what if his mother who is 88 couldn't vote. That doesn't mean we have to allow felons to vote though I believe that is now legal in Virginia.
McAuliffe- once a crook,always a crook...
Hopefully you people in Virginia will recall him.
Agree Cleta is da bomb!

Porchlight

Happy birthday, JiB!

pagar

The Doctor fix!

http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/75804180911/as-predicted-obamacare-causes-massive-doctor-shortage

"Enrollees in Oregon’s Obamacare state exchange are finding out that their new “affordable” health plans aren’t actually all that useful."

Amazing! No one could have predicted this.

Holly

Porch, I have always believed that an employee who voluntarily quit his job is not eligible for unemployment benefits, but I don't know for sure. I asked several people at TWC today about his eligibility and I got the same bullshit from each: The employee didn't "quit;" he "moved." When I tried to pinpoint them on which box I should have checked, I got more bullshit. Of course I was supposed to check the Quit box, because no other box was better suited. He wasn't FIRED. No PERMANENT LAYOFF. No REDUCED HOURS. No NEVER WORKED HERE. Not STILL WORKING. And not TEMPORARY LAYOFF WITH RECALL DATE. So we all agreed, QUIT it is. But, the idiots then proclaim, he didn't quit quit. He moved. When I tried to pin them down on whether "quit quit" makes an applicant ineligible, they hem-hawed around, refusing to give a direct answer. And neither would they give a direct answer to the question of where in the statutes is there a "moving" exception to "quit."

It was like talking to asshole David. :)

henry

Oops. I missed by that much.

Universal Knowledge Allah, arrested for stealing a Stradivarius, is not a relative of Rep Moore (D Milwaukee).

Supreme Allah, Rep Moore's son, is a long time partner in crime of Universal Knowledge. Supreme was/is a suspect in the case, but is not under arrest.

Universal Knowledge and Supreme run some sort of tax exempt thing -- without any questions from the IRS.

henry

Forgot the link.

Threadkiller

NK, will you please show me where I went wrong with the language of 6003? I was led there by this from the DOJ:

9-11.154

Advance Assertions of an Intention to Claim the Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Compulsory Self-Incrimination

A question frequently faced by Federal prosecutors is how to respond to an assertion by a prospective grand jury witness that if called to testify the witness will refuse to testify on Fifth Amendment grounds. If a "target" of the investigation and his or her attorney state in a writing, signed by both, that the "target" will refuse to testify on Fifth Amendment grounds, the witness ordinarily should be excused from testifying unless the grand jury and the United States Attorney agree to insist on the appearance. In determining the desirability of insisting on the appearance of such a person, consideration should be given to the factors which justified the subpoena in the first place, i.e., the importance of the testimony or other information sought, its unavailability from other sources, and the applicability of the Fifth Amendment privilege to the likely areas of inquiry.

Some argue that unless the prosecutor is prepared to seek an order pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 6003, the witness should be excused from testifying. However, such a broad rule would be improper and make it too convenient for witnesses to avoid testifying truthfully to their knowledge of relevant facts. Moreover, once compelled to appear, the witness may be willing and able to answer some or all of the grand jury's questions without incriminating himself or herself.

From what I gleaned, 6003 is a tool to compel a witness.

Thanks in advance.

Captain Hate

maryrose, do you ever listen to the Todd Allyn show on WELW? He and his sidekick, the Conservative Sage, had a caller about Elijah Cummings' antics today and they fired back that he knows nothing except to continually harp on race issues even when it's not the topic at hand.

I feel sorry for Issa being basically powerless except to preside over this clown car of a show. I'm convinced that Boehner will never convene hearings on this with subpoena power because he's afraid it will reveal impeachable offenses far worse than Nixon committed and he doesn't want to be remembered for being part of impeaching Preznit Historic First.

Danube on iPad

"Americans overwhelmingly favor a bill that would give most undocumented immigrants a pathway towards citizenship, according to a new national poll.(CNN)

"The CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of the public says that the government's main focus should be on legalizing the status of the undocumented rather than on deporting them and beefing up border security."

Threadkiller

http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/11mcrm.htm

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

its what Mrs. JiB was told, she was surprised to hear that but it is what the guy told her.

I understand..that's why I wrote -

"The guy was lying."

maryrose

Captain H:
I will start listening to that station and that show.
Cummings is a race hustler ala Sharton and Jesse Jackson. He wanted to put his victim hat on today. Using his mother as an example i thought was cheesy and he was grandstanding to the base with his ugly mug on camera. We know his game. He's beating up on the white woman's independent and successful business because HE CAN. Shame on him and Connelly. There is a special place in hell for them. However if not, they have to answer to God for causing this innocent woman so much grief. Soon all of this will be over. I saw some dope on MSNBC say repubs are trying to tarnish Obama's legacy- Yes we can!
TM: Love the new tagline- I agree with Iggy. I must have missed a day...

Captain Hate

According to the poll, 54% say the top priority for the government in dealing with the issue of illegal immigration should be developing a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants with jobs to eventually become legal U.S. residents. Just over four in ten questioned say the main focus should be developing a plan for stopping the flow of undocumented immigrants into the U.S. and for deporting those already here.

I'd like to hear how the questions were posed to the few respondents who didn't slam the phone down when they heard it was CNN; particularly how they factored in the people who didn't think an immigration bill is a smart idea.

Porchlight

Holly,

How infuriating. His reason for quitting is irrelevant. He chose to stop coming to work. That's all that is relevant.

narciso

Napolitano, the Rosa Klebb inpersonator, yes what could go wrong,

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

TK:

18 USC Section 6002 provides in pertinent part:

...no testimony or other information compelled under the order [granted under Section 6003] (or any information directly or indirectly derived from such testimony or other information) may be used against the witness in any criminal case, except a prosecution for perjury, giving a false statement, or otherwise failing to comply with the order.

In plain language, if a witness is forced to testify before a Grand Jury by an order granted under 18 USC Section 2003 nothing he says can be used against him either directly or indirectly.

maryrose

Immigration reform and gun control-key Obama wishes-DENIED!
Janet: The guy was told if anyone asks you about Preezy -say this...

maryrose

I quit the same job twice once in 1987 and then again in 2010 after working there for over 23 years. No unemployment insurance was given.

Captain Hate

Holly, I've never heard of anybody quitting a job being eligible for unemployment. That must be part of the JEF's transforming the country into a nation of deadbeats.

maryrose, here's a link to the podcasts in case you can't listen from 4-5 on Thurday: http://64.199.31.202/welw/Todd%20Allyn%20Show

miss Marple

Narco, that Rosa Klebb comment is spot on. I wouldn't be surprised if she had a poison knife blade in the toe of her shoe.

NK(withnewsoftware)

"A tool'-- it's a Fed Crim Code provision that allows US Attorneys to make application to a federal district Court Judge for an order compelling testimony, if narrow grounds are satisfied. But such a court order in order to pass constitutional muster, must immunize the witness against any risk of self-incrimination. So if you assert your 5th Amendment rights, and the court determinnes that the narrow grounds for compelling testimony are met, the court order immunizes the witness against use of any statements against the witness. So no, this provision doesn't overide the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination in testimony in District Court, Grand Juries Congress, or agency proceedings, it respects and protects that right.

clarice

The theme of being liberated by communist forces is apparently also haunting The New York Times writers: "The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law."

Rejoice, comrades! The Red Army has finally come to liberate you from the shackles of capitalist employment! The ACA, erroneously known as Obamacare, but recognized by the Party as the Affordable Communism Act, is only a tool - a weapon, if you will - a fiery sword in the mighty hands of the Red Army warrior. - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/rejoice-you-have-been-liberated-by-the-red-army-t13019.html#sthash.svJtgOzI.dpuf

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce said that she wouldn't be surprised if Elizabeth Hurley was carrying on with Slick; saying that having a relationship with Tom Sizemore was an example of the bad choices she's capable of making. She also said that the episode should serve as a reminder for anybody stupid enough to be thinking about voting for Rodham that the reincarnation of the Snopes family will turn the White House into a whorehouse again.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Impeachment: the 1998 House elections went crappy for repubs. The causus turned against Gingrich and forced him out as a result.Bad result because of the Impeachment hearings? who knows? but I doubt Boehner sees any personal or political upside to impeachment hearings, especially before 11/14. I think the best read of the electorate is them saying: you don't like Obummer? Gives us better candidates and win elections, don't piss us off with Impeachment, which the electorate views as a politician circle jerk.

narciso

Having summoned that image from the briny deep,
I provide a counter from the same film;

Threadkiller

Thanks NK.

Would that make this statement:

 "Additionally, the players in the Obama Birth Certificate pageant would all be called to testify as to their roles: Remember, there is no Fifth Amendment privilege to refuse to answer a question put to a witness by a Grand Jury."

not inconsistent with the rules?

Since he is not speaking to their immunity but rather their testimony, I fail to see how Sibley misrepresented the Fifth and its application.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Sorry, NK, but when there's been such an obvious flaunting of the Constitution as has occurred under the JEF, I'm not all that interested in how the party of stupid chooses to play politics since they invariably screw it up anyway. The 2010 gains happened by running hard against the jugeared goof and there's no reason that can't happen again.

NK(withnewsoftware)

the last clause if incorrect. there is a privilige against, which on narrow grounds can result in compelling testimony, if immunity is provide.

daddy

"The CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that a majority of the public says that the government's main focus should be on legalizing the status of the undocumented rather than on deporting them and beefing up border security."

Just for comparison, in Australia the Govt has turned away another boatload of illegal immigrants (non-criminals ala Sotomayor)

Another boat turned back. And still no sorry from the “couldn’t, shouldn’t, wouldn’t” critics


In addition, we learn from a Tim Blair link, that Climate Change is way down the list of what Aussies care about:

DESK CHANGE WORSE THAN CLIMATE CHANGE

1. Health
2. The cost of living
3. Employment
4. Education
5. The Australian economy
6. Crime and justice
7. Electricity prices
8. Affordable housing
9. Water
10. The natural environment
11. Government and politics
12. Immigration
13. Drug problems
14. Climate change
15. Population
16. Terrorism

Ignatz

--"The Congressional Budget Office estimated on Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That is mostly a good thing, a liberating result of the law."--

Then, if I'm following the argument, expanding Barrycare 10 fold would result in the liberation of 25 million and 100 fold would liberate essentially the entire adult population of the USA from the unseemly burden of working for a living so they can then braid each others hair and make bad pottery.
Am I missing something? Where's the downside?

Beasts of England

Happy Birthday, JiB!

Just say the banner quip. Is that what Steph suggested last night? Love it, nonetheless...

Threadkiller

Does immunity only need to be offered? Once offered, whether accepted or not, is the witness now essentially forced to testify?

daddy

The theme of being liberated by communist forces is apparently also haunting The New York Times writers

Clarice,

Your first sentence above reminded me of this story I came across yesterday: Finland's politicians push for more defense spending

Finland’s major political parties are backing a proposed increase in defense spending after 2015.
Of the groups represented in the Parliament, only the junior government partners the Left Alliance and Green League appear to be stuttering on the issue.

That has me wondering who the Fin's might think they need protection from? The Swedes? The NorWegians? The Icelanders? Maybe the Estonians?

Geez, I thought we were at The End Of History or something a decade ago, so why in the heck would the Fins (with the exception of their rabid Left parties) want to increase Military spending?

Who could they possibly be afraid of?

Danube on iPad

In support of his claim that a federal judge has committed to submit the BC matter to a grand jury. Montgomery Blair Sibley shows us this:

http://www.montgomeryblairsibley.com/library/Judge3.pdf

The witness hasno say in the matter. If the prosecution grants him immunity, he must testify or be jailed foi contempt. Remember the Whittewater babe, Susan Mc Dougal?

NK(withnewsoftware)

Immunity is not offered under that USC provision, it is a condition of the order. Jim Rhoads could tell you better, but my recollection is that this provison became very problematic for prosectors as defense counsel used court orders to immunize their clients to a degree prosecutors didn't apprciate.

daddy

Lou Dobbs starts off with this from the Duke University report out today on ObamaCare:

Nearly half of US companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). One in five firms indicate they are likely to hire fewer employees and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law. Other firms will shift toward part-time workers.

Off with the dogs. Later.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Again, Jim Rhoads could probably tekll you better, but by the time Iran Contra was over, Fed prosecutors had decided the best practice was to separate targets from witnesses. Offer immunity to witnesses, and prosecute targets without having to face an immunity defense. Susan MacDougal is an example.

narciso

The important thing doesn't seem to beat Begich or Murkowski, funny how that works, same with Virgiaia, and Boyd Marcus's thirty pieces of silver, illustrate the point,

Threadkiller

Thanks guys.

narciso

Well the Czars fought at least two wars against Scandinavia, a matched set with their wars with the Turks, and their bout with Persia

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

I also caught part of that IRS hearing and Trey Gowdy was fabulous. I stake claim to him.

You are way too late on that one. I think I'm already involved with multiple mud-wrestlings over him.

George Will fawned over Cleta calling her an incredible lawyer and if she says something is true, than it's true. She is his lawyer.

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