Sunstein Says Obama Can Ignore SCOTUS?

Apr 08 2012 Published by under salt

I’m not an attorney, so I’m a bit out of my depth here, but this 2006 paper by “the most dangerous man in America” appears to argue that the President can ignore The Supreme Court…  Please tell me if I am right, if you do, actually, plow through it.  I’ve only skimmed it very superficially. 
Cass R. Sunstein – Beyond Marbury: The Executive’s Power To Say What the Law Is

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Another Brilliant American Thinker Cartoon

Feb 16 2012 Published by under salt

Obama, Pill, Morning After Pill, Catholic, Church, Mandate, ObamaCare, Sacking Rome And Pope

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Feb 15 2012 Published by under salt

Obama’s new, green, budget director, Mr. Zeints, looks like he wishes took that offer from H&R Block. Watch him SHRINK as this GOP Rep just NAILS him into undercutting the VERY ARGUMENT the Obama Administration is making to the SUPREME COURT in support of ObamaCare, never mind their whole 2012 campaign of class warfare! OMG. It’s BEAUTIFUL.  Really. I need to go have a glass of water and a little nap it made me so happy.


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May 21 2011 Published by under salt

OVERHEARD in the NYT Comments Editorial Cubicle, where they screen incoming Reader Comments before they publish them:

(Dial tone. Ring.) ‘Hello? Hi. It’s Jane down in Comments. Look, we’ve had this ‘Mass Health Reform Doesn’t S*ck No Matter What the Critics Say’ up on the website taking comments for a while and I can’t find a single one I can publish. What? What’s wrong with them? Well, sir, they all say we’re full of sh*t. Who? Well, sir, they’re all from Massachusetts… (silence… waiting… *sigh*) Okay. I’ll just shut her down with 0 Reader Comments.’

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We Quit England Over This

May 10 2011 Published by under salt

They cannot force a man to take stamps who chuses to do without them. They will not find a rebellion; they may indeed make one.

Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in London, to Parliament.

They didn’t listen then about The Stamp Act, then the tea. They’re not listening now about Obamacare.

And they wonder why we’re p*ssed off.

You can find the quote here, in The Parliamentary History of England, page 147.

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Medical Speakeasies

May 10 2011 Published by under salt

Why doesn’t Krugman just change his name to Keynes and be done with it? Oh! Right. Both Krugman & Keynes are/were closet-capitalists, investing their money carefully and using every legal means possible to shelter it, but shhhh… forget about that… don’t look at the man behind the curtain, again, and again, and again… Just do what he says you, the little person, should do, the hypocritical bastards.

Damn, I’m grumpy this morning.

The point is, Krugs is at it again. Mark my words, in about 10 years, if this madness stands, we will have a full-fledged two-tier medical system. The rich will pay for premium access to skilled physicians and the poor will have government sh*t.

We’re already seeing it start with the… oh, damn. I forget what they call them, but you can pay $1500 per year or so and get 24/7 access to your physician.

Medical Speakeasies. ObAmerica.


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ObamaCare May 29, 1775

May 08 2011 Published by under salt

Yet more evidence we QUIT ENGLAND over this sh*t!  Look at this letter from a young British sailor relaying his palpable frustration that the crown cannot force those upstart colonists to buy a commodity (tea)…

May 29, 1775 British sailor H. Finlay on board the King Fisher, just off the New England coast, in a letter to his brother, shortly after battle with one Ethan Allen…

PCUSA cannot force a man to buy that commodity-1

Now, he describes the colonists as anarchists, which, of course, nobody rational thinks is a good thing. But taken in context, their reaction makes perfect sense. They were humming along just fine for over 150 years before the crown went Hey! Now that they have a century+ of sweat equity into some basic infrastructure that’s actually worth something, bloody marvelous! Let’s TAX ‘em and tax ‘em GOOD!

Mother England knew the landscape wasn’t dotted with weavers, haberdashers, or spice and tea dispensaries. It was friggin’ woods with the most basic to-ing & from-ing laced through 3,000 x 2,000 miles of dense forests, raging rivers, and big, bad mountain ranges. They knew they were picking on someone largely dependent on them for desperately needed provisions they simply hadn’t yet developed capacity for, either in resources, manufacture, or distribution. Many of the fundamental staples of early colonial life were available only by the FedEx of the day, european ships’ cargo, which, if they were headed for pre-Revolution America, didn’t deliver unless the King said so – and when they did, the King dictated what and how much… It’s not like they could call someone in India and have their tea just mailed to them. Given that America is (I’m just guessing here) the size of 50 Englands, it would have been just as difficult, if not more, to transport something, with no roads, via horseback, from coast to coast as it would from England to New England. They had a whole lot of land and not a lot of options. England had been in the import/export business for quite some time and the early American colonists liked the tea & fabrics and other essentials they were long familiar with.

It was simply unthinkable to many of them that they would someday not be subjects of the crown. It was, as usual, the one-third. The one-third, mostly upstart north-easterners, who whipped up a Revolution…

Health care is a commodity. To call it a right is to elevate it to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness, none of which can be had via a pre-tax deduction on your paycheck, or by calling Blue Cross. Rights in America are like the Visa commercials: PRICELESS. YOU CANNOT PURCHASE THEM AT ANY PRICE. That’s why this fight is so important.

Read the rest of the letter in this volume at Google Books and just flip through some of the pages in the text.  It’s great stuff.

Calendar of home office papers of the reign of George III:

preserved in the Public Record Office, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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Land of (Raw) Milk & Honey?

May 04 2011 Published by under salt

Didja hear the one about the Amish guy & the federal government? Seems he committed a crime with a cow. No. No that one. He milked it. BWAHAHAHAHA. That’s it. That’s the joke. He milked it and it p*ssed off the feds but good so they arrested him. I’m not kidding. I wrote the post below in March, but in light of Bessie going rogue in Amish country I thought I’d post it anew. Below is the start, the entire post is here.

(Grrrr… having trouble getting image inserted here!  Is WordPress overrated or is it just me! aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!)

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It’s the Trillions of Thoughts that Count

Apr 26 2011 Published by under salt

It’s a GIFT!!! If I bring my laundry home on weekends, will you do that, too?

From none other than The Huffington Post (“HuffPo”):



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NYT FINALLY Waking Up to the Reality of “Death Panels”

Apr 20 2011 Published by under salt

Medicare Panel Runs Into Bipartisan Opposition –

April 19, 2011

Obama Panel to Curb Medicare

Finds Foes in Both Parties


WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans are joining to oppose one of the

most important features of President Obama’s new deficit reduction plan, a

powerful independent board that could make sweeping cuts in the growth of

Medicare spending.

Mr. Obama wants to expand the power of the 15-member panel, which was… (click link above to read more)


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