Archive for July, 2010

Constitution Pt. 35

July 30, 2010

AMENDMENT XII

Passed by Congress December 9, 1803. Ratified June 15, 1804.

Note: A portion of Article II, section 1 of the Constitution was superseded by the 12th amendment.

The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; — the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; — The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. [And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President. –]* The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

*Superseded by section 3 of the 20th amendment.

As you can see this is where they started messing with the election process. Until this time the guy with the most votes was President and the guy with the next highest number of votes was the Vice-President. An example would be Bush as President and Gore as Vice-President. It kept balance as the VP was President of the Senate as well. The beginning of the end? We shall see. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

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Illegal Decision

July 29, 2010

What we have here is an illegal decision regarding the illegal aliens. A sword that cuts both ways. Rather clever I thought. Before I get too far along let me give you the opportunity to read the actual decision for yourself right here. Now, in a decision that appears to have been dictated by the slickster himself, Eric Holder, this judge has made an illegal decision.

Why, you may ask, do I feel that it’s an illegal decision? Well, to start with I have checked several times and I can’t find where the Constitution gives the feds the power to tell a State who can and cannot enter their borders. Citizens yes, aliens no. And the feds have determined that these people are illegal aliens not the State of Arizona.

That’s another thing, when the heck did they become immigrants? They are not immigrants. That implies legal status. They are aliens. Illegal I might add. I’m sick and tired of this progressive attitude where when it suits their purpose they round up American citizens and put them in concentration camps but when the party in power needs more votes they OK any and all illegal activity by their constituents (or anticipated constituents). Arizona needs to pursue this to the end and call the feds responsible for this to justice.

Honestly, for my money, I would want the State to turn Joe Arpaio lose to remedy the situation. If anyone can turn this into a fair and legal situation it’s him. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

I had to come back and add this on 8/2/2010, apparently I am not the only one who thinks this is an illegal proceeding. Here it is and for different reasons.

Penn And Teller, And Houbama

July 28, 2010

Well sports fans, I think it’s all going south for our hero Chairman Zero. Let me see if I can break it down for you. Have you ever seen the bit by Penn and Teller where they do this magic trick and then they do it again but with all the smoke and mirrors gone? If not you can check it out here.

Now, you may or may not be aware but Penn Jillette is a Libertarian and he is not very fond of Zero. Nobody knows what Teller is but he usually just goes along with Penn. Now I’m not suggesting they took their show on the road with Houbama in tow, however Michelle is taking the girls to Spain for a month on your dime (30 rooms in a five-star hotel) so who knows. But I’m thinking more along the lines of them pulling a stunt like is on the video with his trickery and bringing all of Houbama’s deception into the light of day.

You see it has been pretty grim on the socialism trail lately. All of Zero’s plans keep getting exposed. Maybe that’s why he has been so hard on leaks. Do you realize that he has had more trouble with this than any other President? I think I heard that on Beck’s show but navigating his web site is like a corn maze in the dark and it always leads to paying him some money. And all of this from the most transparent Presidency ever. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

More On Tea Parties

July 27, 2010

OK. Beck seems to have a handle on the tea party movement. He understands it. If you use Willie Nelson’s definition of a leader (someone who sees a whole bunch of people moving in one direction so he jumps in the front of the line), he leads it. But the fact of the matter is there is no leader. It is not a gang, not a party, not an organization, not a group, not a congregation, not an institution. So what can it possibly be? It’s a social movement.

Now Beck, with his correct understanding of the movement, has a piece called “The Eight Stages Of Social Movement” on his site. See that here. He believes that the tea party movement is on stage five. I don’t really care what stage we are on, I just want to see the job through. We came together for a reason and I’m in it for the long haul. If the majority of the Silent Majority don’t follow through with this then it will be lost. But, like me, most of the Silent Majority are hard-working people who have just had enough of the vocal minority.

So there it is for your edification. I know why I’m there. I know why the people I meet at the events are there. I know why the politicians are there. But I hate to tell them that when they get up in front of us and spew rhetoric it’s only going to hurt them bad at the polls. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

The Media

July 26, 2010

Poor Rush Limbaugh has been struggling with a proper name for the “mainstream media”. He has tried all kinds of things one of the funniest was apparatchiks. Now that’s comedy. It means a member of a communist apparat. Apparat means a political power structure. Not bad and quite entertaining but I think I have a more precise name for them. The Ministry of Propaganda.

Think about it. Ministry of Propaganda. What else could you possibly call our alphabet apparatchiks? I have been to tea parties with thousands of attendees but I have never seen it reported. Do you have any idea about Chairman Zero’s background? What’s in the Obamacare bill? The answers to all these questions and more when we finally get around the Ministry of Propaganda.

It’s kind of ironic that Zero should have a Ministry of Propaganda because his mentor had a Ministry of Propaganda. Joseph Goebbels was his Minister of Propaganda and Robert Gibbs is Zero’s Minister of Propaganda.

Propaganda means “information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.” Doesn’t that pretty much sum up what the MSM is doing? Think about it. At any rate there’s my offering. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

Constitution Pt. 34

July 23, 2010

AMENDMENT XI

Passed by Congress March 4, 1794. Ratified February 7, 1795.

Note: Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 11.

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

OK, this one seems tricky but it’s not. You can go back and read Article III, section 2, or you can take my word for it. Basically this Amendment just negates Article III, section 2. That being said this Amendment is another arrow in the quiver of sovereignty for States. It’s application is to prevent an individual from say, Montana, from suing the State of say, Alaska. To help explain what I am trying to put across here is a page from Wikipedia. It quotes some law cases but nothing too intense.

Suffice it to say that if you go to Ohio you are subject to the laws of Ohio not the laws of your home State. When traveling check the local laws and reciprocity. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

Where’s The Oil

July 22, 2010

I know you won’t believe it but they are having a hard time finding oil to clean up in the gulf. Look here. And that’s from Google. If anybody was going to sugar coat it it would be the kind of people that have goats mow their lawn. Check that here.

As I said in my post of May 5, 2010, Oil Spill, the ocean handles this stuff itself. My goodness, a Nobel Prize Winner agrees with me? Please don’t hold that against me. See that here. Many numbers have been kickedĀ  around in attempts to make this the biggest catastrophe ever but at this time I still don’t think it makes the list. Maybe they don’t update the list that frequently, I don’t know.

What I do know is that Thad Allen is calling boats in for repairs and such and the administration is hoping this rain shower in the Caribbean turns into something horrible so they can say that’s why the boats are in and that it must have dissipated the oil.

Poor Chairman Zero, none of his evil plan to take over the world is working out any more. Now he’s had to put his tax on farting on hold. See that here. Oh well, I have to go celebrate. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

Electric Cars

July 21, 2010

Let me, hopefully, be the first to clue you in on a little physics lesson. When you convert raw energy from one form to another you lose a little bit in the conversion. This cannot be avoided and there is no way around it. Maybe someday some genius somewhere will come up with a way but at this time this is a solid law of physics.

So, when you burn coal you lose a little bit of the energy as you heat water. When your steam turns your turbine you lose a little energy. When your turbine generates electricity you lose a little energy. As the energy travels across the wires to your home you lose a little energy. When you charge your battery you lose a little energy. And finally, when you turn the wheels of your electric car you lose a little energy. Whatever is left is used up moving your Prius down the road. See why they have an internal combustion engine on board.

That’s right my friends, it’s a farce. The electricity that your Prius is using is one of the filthiest forms of power available. On top of that you have wasted quite a bit just getting it in your car. Does this really sound like the clean green wave of the future? Yeah. I think not. On top of that an electric car is the dog from…well you get the idea.

Now, in a departure from my usual whining and complaining about greenies I am here to offer the solution that everyone seems to want to overlook. What can it possibly be? Hydrogen. What you say? Well let me tell you. For about two thousand dollars any internal combustion engine can be made to operate on hydrogen. In addition it will be much peppier. And the best part is steam comes out the tailpipe. Yup, breath deeply. Steam won’t poison you.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Hydrogen? Isn’t that what was in the Hindenburg? Why yes, yes it was. I know you’re next thought. Well that was a catastrophe. Yes, yes it was. But, and this is a big but, suppose the Hindenburg would have been filled with gasoline. All those people you see in the video running from the crash would have been, at the very least, badly burned. And I venture to say that a lot less would have survived.

You see, when the container that contains hydrogen is ruptured, even if it catches fire, the majority of the lighter than air fuel goes up and dissipates, not down and all over the ground to hinder escape and rescue efforts. Can you say bonus? You see the major argument against hydrogen is one of it’s best attributes.

So, let’s recap. Your 1969 Road Runner is converted to hydrogen. Somehow it is even faster than it was. If you’re cold you can just start it up and let it run into the house and you are not only warmed but humidity on a cold winter day is raised as well. I don’t know, with this out there it just seems to me that some people don’t really care about the environment, they just have a problem with your SUV. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

Deadliest Catch

July 20, 2010

As I have stated before, I am not a big fan of the little screen. Or the big screen. Or anything Hollyweed. Dirty shame about Lindsey Lohan, huh? My heart bleeds. Anyway, I’m watching this program one night and it’s that show, “Deadliest Catch”. A friend recommended it and I was just laying back so I turned the thing on and started surfing and I come across this so I watch it.

First I must admit, it’s not your typical Babe Winkleman or whatever so that was pleasing. And I’ve always liked Mike Rowe. So these people are trapping crab somewhere near Russia and they get about half way through this thing and they tell us that this is the end of an era. Yeah, no more derby style fishing. Now I don’t know about you but I needed clarification on what they were telling me.

Well, as Mike Rowe continued to break it down for me I realize, “Oh, Alaska Fish and Wildlife (AFW) has just socialized crab fishing.” I know what you’re thinking, WTF is he talking about? Well you see, derby style fishing means that there is an allotment of crab available for a season. When that’s caught that’s it, season over. So he who fishes best wins. In a nutshell, derby style fishing.

So what has AFW done? I’m glad you asked. They will now set the allotment, as before. They will set the season time, as before. Only now they will take the allotment and divide it by the number of participants and that’s all you can catch in a season. Gay as soccer, wouldn’t you agree? Where’s the incentive to excel in that? Another industry driven awry by bureau weenies. Oh well, until next time, screw environmentalists.

Still Not Getting The Tea Party Movement

July 19, 2010

I read here that Newt Gingrich said the tea party should reach out to the NAACP to have town hall meetings. This is just further evidence that Newt has no clue what the tea party movement is about. If you don’t go you aren’t getting it.

First, people involved in the tea party movement have no desire to start chumming around with a racist organization like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Colored People? Exclusively? It just doesn’t get any more racist than that.

Next, if we were to have a town hall meeting, that in itself brings a whole set of problems. We are not an organization so who does the speaking for us? Do we get together and spend millions of dollars to have an election? I don’t think so. Sorry, we are not here for that purpose. If you don’t like it join the NAACP.

Let me see if I can spell it out for those of you still not getting it. Just because it’s called a tea party does not, I repeat, not, mean we are a political party. People from all political parties attend tea party events. We voice our concerns in a civil fashion. We are working men and women who are simply working toward a common goal, taking our country back from the riff-raff that has attached itself like a parasite to our gubmint.

Come November we hope to give the parasites a shock. Then in 2012 we hope to finish the job. From then on we will stay vigilant to the developments in the gubmint so this doesn’t happen again. One hundred years of liberal feces that has been dumped on us won’t go away overnight but we intend to stay the course regardless of who calls us what. Until next time, screw environmentalists.