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commented on Doonesbury
14 days ago
The OTHER Colorado connection is Duke with Hunter Thompson, who resided in Woody Creek, near Aspen.
commented on Doonesbury
2 months ago
In fairness to Ms. Palin, it is true that on a clear day you can see Russia, or at least one little island of it, from one little island in Alaska (and she never claimed she could see it from her house). This is not, however, an impressive credential for foreign relations.
This example falls short of treason, but here goes:
A law was passed following the procedures spelled out in Article I, Section 7 of the US Constitution. It was subsequently challenged but declared by the Supreme Court to be constitutional. It has also withstood something like 41 attempts to repeal it. Now a fraction of the House of Representatives (not even a majority of it) is making an underhanded attempt to repeal it DE FACTO by shutting down most of the government, and playing chicken with default, rather than following the procedures of Article I to repeal it. Their effort may fall within the letter of the Constitution, but not its intent. The Congressmen involved disrespect the Constitution and have put themselves above it. James Madison must be turning over in his grave.
So much for John Adams’ notion that we have a “government of laws, and not of men.”
If the Republicans don’t like the ACA, they will need to win a few elections, so they can improve or repeal it in accordance with Article I, instead of saying “If I can’t be the quarterback, I’ll take my ball and go home,” when it isn’t even their ball.
“…abetted the Benghazi Murderers…”Wow. Over the last year, this has evolved from accusations of a cover-up or a failure to take precautions, into an absurd accusation of abetting. I will guess that SkepticCal has not actually slipped a cog, and that he is simply using a word of which he doesn’t know the meaning (again).
I’m not sure what the policy was when Sr. and Sra. Rubio came over (Marco was born in 1971), but now there are NO illegal immigrants from Cuba – almost every other country in the world, but not Cuba. Once a Cuban sets foot on a beach in Florida, he or she is considered a refugee and able to apply for a green card, under the so-called “wet foot – dry foot” policy. This does not work for North Koreans, Somalis, Zimbabweans, or people from any other country that makes Cuba look good by comparison.
I couldn’t make out the words very well, but it’s a beautiful piece of music.
It will be interesting to see whether the same shrieking occurs in 2016, if either Ted Cruz (born in Canada, American mother, Cuban father) or Marco Rubio (born in the US, both parents Cuban citizens) runs for president. Will we see the same nonsense about the Supreme Court’s decision in Minor v. Happersett defining “natural born citizen”?
Yes, we did have a revolution, but for reasons I can’t fathom, some Americans can’t lose their fascination with the British royalty.
About a generation ago, I heard a noise in my living room early one morning and went to investigate. Rather than the burglar I feared, it was my roommate’s girlfriend, glued to the television with Kleenex in hand, watching Charles and Di get married 6-7 time zones away. (The minister sounded like Alfred Hitchcock.) She was there because my roommate had a large (for its day) color TV, and she only had B&W at home. I muttered something along the lines of “Thought we got rid of those people back in the 1700s,” and went back to bed.
I was surprised that she of all people, a doctoral student in biochemistry, would get caught up in that. Education level apparently has nothing to do with it.
Not necessarily. Click back a few days to September 25, and read the first frame. It’s possible that the general is a Muslim, but he is certainly not an observant one.
It does not say that ONLY those people are natural-born citizens. Read the rest of the sentence: “These were natives or natural-born citizens, AS DISTINGUISHED FROM ALIENS OR FOREIGNERS.” It does not say “as distinguished from some lower category of citizenship.” -I most certainly do not accept your misinterpretation of Minor v. Happersett.
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