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    Re: A "Pen and Phone" Throw Down

    While certainly Congress is entitled to have anyone they want address them, I don't get a tingly feeling down my leg whenever Netanyahu speaks. I am particularly troubled by the continued building of...
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    Re: Share your bucket list ideas

    I've done a surprising number of those things.
    Except hot air ballooning:...
  3. Greece Embraces "Radical Leftist" Party

    In elections over the weekend, the Greeks voted. In 2010, suffering from staggering debt (due to overpromising social spending), Greece had to go to the IMF, the European Central Bank and the...
  4. Re: Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama's Same Sex Marriage Ban

    Doing some quick math here...
    Mike's facing 46-460 years in prison and up to $690,000 dollars. Bet Mike's pucker factor is high right now.

    Of course, such behavior in Washington would be praised...
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    Re: A "Pen and Phone" Throw Down

    I keep hearing talking heads telling me that this is a challenge to the "President's supremacy in matters involving foreign affairs," and "this undermines the President's role as commander in chief."...
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    Re: Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits.

    I understand the fiscal argument.
    I really don't care if people smoke weed, or even smoke crack (as long as they are not driving while high or some such behavior endangering others) as long as they...
  7. Re: Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama's Same Sex Marriage Ban

    If you really want to read it, I would suggest Jonathan Elliott's The Debates in the Several State Conventions of the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, 5 vols. (1827) Get a comfy chair, its about...
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    Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits.

    Gov. Walker of the Cheesehead State has proposed that anyone wishing to get unemployment benefits. The idea being that an employer can be reasonably certain that an unemployed applicant has been drug...
  9. Re: Sotomayor: 'We Can't Keep Bending the 4th Amend. to the Resources of Law Enforcem

    Defining what exactly are the "privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States" would seem to be the critical issue.
    It obviously did not include voting, since virtually the same Congress...
  10. Re: Sotomayor: 'We Can't Keep Bending the 4th Amend. to the Resources of Law Enforcem

    My first reaction was "Good."
    Then, I thought, "Why is she bending the Constitution at all when she swore an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States."
    My third reaction...
  11. Re: Jimmy Kimmel's Lie Witness news: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's new speech

    I believe this problem, like so many in America, spring up from the Progressive Era (late 1800s, early 1900s). Progressives liked, inter alia, "democracy" and preferred the term to "republic." Thus,...
  12. Re: Obama's proposed tax on 529 savers hits middle class

    University of Georgia class figures out a plan to balance the budget.
    It can be done. Until K Street gets involved.
  13. Re: Obama's proposed tax on 529 savers hits middle class

    The guy is an arrogant, ignorant punk who knows nothing about much of anything, especially economics. Believing anything that White House has to say is as naive as believing a prostitute in a...
  14. Re: holder places limits on civil asset forfeiture

    I'd bet Virginia is about as bad as Louisiana. Almost anything goes when politicians want to appear to be "tough on crime."
    And if the local community gets to confiscate some personal property and...
  15. Re: holder places limits on civil asset forfeiture

    The federalism issue is slightly troubling. I'm glad that some limit has been placed on civil forfeitures by localities. The place to fix Louisiana localities' abuse of authority is Baton Rouge, not...
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