John Robert’s Obamacare “Accomplishments”

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Chief Justice Roberts’ decision to allow Obamacare to ‘live’ accomplished several things:

1) It really pissed off Mark Levin! That may or may not be a good thing but a pissed off Mark Levin is high entertainment.
( Mark Levin vs. George Will: Radio talker lashes out at columnist [AUDIO])

2) It gave President Obama the recognition he deserved as a president whose promises about taxation can’t be trusted (not that any of his promises could be trusted before this).
( With court ruling, $1.7 trillion Obamacare tax now violates Obama’s 2008 tax pledge

3) It gave Republicans new ammunition to use in their attempt to defeat ‘American Socialism’.

4) The word “tax” ‘woke up’ a lot of already tax-poor Americans the way the words “penalty” and “mandate” never could.

5) It made the Supreme Court look apolitical, effectively taking it off the Democratic “hit list” during the runup to November.

and sadly:

6) John Roberts, by blithely avoiding hard decisions on the issues presented to him as Chief Justice, made many Americans realize that John Roberts cares much more about the reputation of the court than he does about justice. Not a good thing for a Supreme Court “justice.”
( What’s behind Roberts’ surprising decision?

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Arizona’s Illegal Immigrants Blessed by the Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court decided today that illegal immigrants in Arizona have very little to worry about! Should they be stopped by the police for such things as traffic violations, they can be asked about their immigration status but they can’t be detained. Also, according to the absurd logic of Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and (surprisingly) Chief Justice John Roberts, illegal immigrants don’t have to carry any kind of documentation and can feel free to seek and obtain employment without worrying about being arrested by city, local or state police.

In comments from the bench, Justice Antonin Scalia described the majority’s refusal to allow the state to enforce Federal Immigration laws as mind boggling. Indeed it is! Federal law always overrides state law! Logic dictates that states should be at least encouraged (if not required) to enforce the law of the land — but then, as most of us have figured out, logic does not have a place in Federal law or, apparently, in Supreme Court decisions.

Illegal immigration to the United States is being encouraged by UN-enforcement of Federal law. That is not just a frivilious alligation!

If the federal government will not enforce it’s own laws and will not allow states to enforce those laws and, beyond that, if illegal immigrants are given all of the benefits of American citizens (health care, food stamps, education and etc.) we are obviously encouraging illegal immigration to continue.

While, arguably, no one has done as much damage to the American economy as President Obama, illegal immigration must be in second place; it wastes our tax money and reduces employment opportunities for American citizens.

The worst thing the Federal government’s encouragement of illegal immigration does, however, is prove to American citizens that they are at the mercy of a cadre of hippocrites and cowards in Washington D.C..

Reference:

Daily Caller: High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

The ‘Paper Tiger’ must show it’s claws

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There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth today by many Egyptians, as well as by those who watch Egypt, because of the newly elected Islamic president MOHAMMED MORSI who will, without much doubt, impose Sharia law in Egypt. That worries a lot of people.

Sharia Law is brutal, and considered uncivilized in many parts of the world but all that is beside the point; Egypt gets to choose it’s government and the majority of Egyptians have apparently chosen the Muslim Brotherhood as well as the Sharia Law that comes with it.

More worrisome however is that the Muslim Brotherhood is in charge in Egypt and that may also mean that we in the U.S. will most likely, eventually, have another hostile government to deal with in the Middle East and, given the well-deserved reputation of Islamic radicals in the Middle East, we will also most likely have more terrorist activity emanating from Egyptian borders.

To counteract this eventuality as well as the growing Islamic Fundamentalist threat in the Middle East, the United States must start to act like the Super Power it once was and still claims to be and we must start NOW before it’s too late.

We still have the strongest military and the most dedicated patriots of any country in the civilized world. It’s time to make sure that the rest of the world fears — that’s right fears and respects our military and has no doubts about our determination to use our power to protect ourselves and our allies. But instead what are we doing? We are standing by and watching terrorists take advantage of our inaction and our fear of international perceptions. We are leaving our only real Middle-East ally, Israel, virtually alone in the Arab world rather than standing by it and assuring it’s enemies that any attack against Israel is an attack against the United States; an attack that will have severe repercussions. The current administration has proven that it does not have the guts to do that.

On our southern border we are giving the narco-terrorist drug lords the impression that we are afraid to do anything but stand around waiting for them to make a mistake. We should instead be standing strong and taking aggressive, proactive stances against the cartels — including chasing them back to their encampments and eliminating them — if we did that once, there would be a drastic reduction in drug trafficking. The Mexican government would, no doubt, be outraged (at least on the surface) but they would also have more respect for our determination to end drug trafficking and narco-terrorism.

The alternative to standing strong against terrorism with decisive action is to watch the methodical destruction of our people, our structures, and eventually, piece by piece, the once indomitable American spirit; unfortunately, by their words and inaction, one must assume that the Obama administration has similar goals.

Right now it doesn’t appear that any world power is afraid of the U.S.; they view us as a paper tiger. That must change.

To be fair, none of us “normal” citizens really know what is going on behind the scenes in Washington. The current administration may have a plan and our elected officials may have more courage than it appears that they have. We can only hope; but, at the same time, not place any bets on it!

Reference:

God Discussion: Egypt elects Islamic president who will impose Sharia law

The Lessons of the Cheney Family

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne are unquestionably politically and economically Conservative but they obviously have not drunk the poison that is known as Social Conservatism. Evidence of this is their attitude toward their daughter Mary Cheney. Mary is gay, she was, to quote a rather well known pop song, “born that way.” Since then, she was never forced to hide ‘in a closet’, she attended, along with her life-partner Heather Poe, White House functions (as pictured in the below referenced news article) and has always been supported by loving parents.

On Friday, Dick and Lynne Cheney proudly supported the Washington-D.C. marriage of their daughter Mary to her long-time partner Heather Poe. Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years; during that relationship, Mary has given birth to two children, a now 5-year old son and a now 3-year old daughter.

Mary and Heather have never used their relationship as a political statement and have no intention of doing that now but the fact of their marriage and the fact that they are both Conservative women should send a message to all the Conservatives out there who wrongly feel that being Conservative is an all or nothing proposition.

That they have not bought into that ‘all or nothing’ philosophy is what makes the Cheneys different from the majority of those who identify themselves with a political label.

The “traditional” Social-Conservative positions on gay rights and woman’s abortion rights rely on biblical inhibitions and traditions that are thousands of years old and should rightly be enshrined in cobwebs rather than in public policy.

Tradition, like a fist, is fine until it threatens the integrity of an innocent party.

The lesson taught by the Cheneys is simply this: Being a Conservative or a Liberal should not equate to mind control; your decisions and actions — your very humanity — depends on your free mind and your free will not on a convenient label. Thorny issues such as gay rights and a woman’s right to absolute control of her reproductive system have not been decided for you unless you are satisfied with surrendering your free mind to an institution.

REFERENCE:

CNS News: Former VP Cheney’s daughter marries partner

The Sound of One Brain Farting, i.e., Nancy in Wonderland

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Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi once again, yesterday, displayed her incredible inability to connect dots. Dots that, in this case, are not only not on the same page but dots that are in different dimensions.

As an example of her extraordinary inability, here is a direct quote from Mz. Pelosi

“Contempt of Congress. Contempt of Congress! To frivolously use that really very important vehicle to undermine the person who is assigned to stop the voter suppression in our country. Im telling you, this is connected. It is no accident. It is a decision and it is as clear as can be. Its not only to monopolize his time, its to undermine his name. To undermine his name, undermine his name, as he goes forward to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

(The repetitions are hers, not typos. Follow the referenced link and watch the video.)

Apparently Mz. Pelosi is pretending to be unaware of the “Fast and Furious” scandal that is the subject of the Congressional hearings or of the documentation regarding the scandal that A.G. Holder has refused to submit.

A U.S. border patrol agent was shot in the back by a weapon that that was supplied to Mexican drug lords by agents of the U.S. Justice department and hundreds of innocent Mexican citizens were killed by weapons that the Justice Dept. supplied to these same Mexican drug lords. To Mz. Pelosi, these facts are insignificant justifications for even questioning the Attorney General — all this, according to her, was just manufactured by the ‘evil’ Republicans to get even with AG Holder for his attempts to kill voter’s rights legislation enacted by several states.

Mz. Nancy has apparently followed a white rabbit and joined Harry Reid in some virtual world (like Alice’s Wonderland) where nonsense is the rule of the day, the kind and benevolent king is named Obama and the evil, racist tyrants are all Republicans.

Let’s all hope for a happy ending! 😉