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  • John Roberts' One Question on ObamaCare May Be Huge (Next president could reinterpret)

    03/05/2015 11:34:05 AM PST · 23 of 58
    Hostage to SoCal Pubbie

    They can be put back on Medicaid where they came from.

    They always had healthcare but without the heavy hand of federal government foisting a huge tax on the public. This was always about passing a massive tax. And GM wanted to shed all their gold-plated retirement health benefits onto government so Obamacare was born to facilitate that.

    Now if the GOPe gets their guy in the Oval Office, then you would be exactly right.

  • John Roberts' One Question on ObamaCare May Be Huge (Next president could reinterpret)

    03/05/2015 11:29:59 AM PST · 18 of 58
    Hostage to Organic Panic

    Been waiting since the 30s during FDR’s reign. It was shelved as it was deemed ‘too much too soon’.

  • John Roberts' One Question on ObamaCare May Be Huge (Next president could reinterpret)

    03/05/2015 11:28:23 AM PST · 15 of 58
    Hostage to E. Pluribus Unum

    Same cowardice trait as Boehner; always looking to abet Obama while searching for an alibi.

  • Our President and the Constitution: Barack Obama has gone rogue

    03/05/2015 11:14:29 AM PST · 34 of 42
    Hostage to Jim Noble; Jim Robinson

    See if you can word that into Section 3 or create a new section. Let’s get it into shape here on FR and send it to Professors Barnett and Natelson at the COS Project.

  • Our President and the Constitution: Barack Obama has gone rogue

    03/05/2015 10:50:54 AM PST · 17 of 42
    Hostage to Jim Robinson; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Jim Noble

    The Judge is playing catch-up but is performing a valuable service by getting the summarized information out to the public.

    Obama is going rogue obviously because there is no Congress to rein him in.

    What is needed ASAP is described below. Thanks to Freepers Jim Noble and Tolerance Sucks Rocks for valuable input.

    Repeating here an illustrative example of how the power of Article V can be unlocked by the States to restore federalism:

    ************************************************
    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    ************************************************
    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, specific federal statutes, federal court decisions and executive directives of any form shall be repealed and made void.
    ************************************************

    If Section 1 above can be replaced with a repeal of the 17th, then that’s even better but it may be a hard sale. Section 1 above gets the job done by making US Senators pay attention to their State Legislators and at the same time requiring both to interact with the state voters.

    I would strongly recommend the following must-see video of Mark Levin be watched, consumed and studied:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

    And I would strongly recommend all to urge respective state senators and state representatives, and the people that work for them, to view it

  • Spineless GOP justifies an Article V convention of states

    03/05/2015 10:44:33 AM PST · 12 of 16
    Hostage to Jim Noble

    > “Federal statutes should be subject to REPEAL by 3/5 of the State legislatures, not to “override”.”

    > “Federal court decisions should not be subject to “override”, because that leaves the statute books a mess. And the question arises would such an override apply just to the parties to a case, or would it create new law (applying to all)? Good concept, unclear how it could work.”

    Good point. I suppose the terms ‘repealed or made void’ could substitute for ‘overridden’. But the important thing is that state legislators start the debate on terms, definitions, intent and meaning ASAP. The COS Project is one group that can facilitate and expedite that.

    I will keep repeating the example with modifications in threads so that people have a concrete idea of what the outcome can look like.

    > “Likewise, “executive decisions of whatever form”. The State legislatures are not administrators. Could they decide what kind of pencils to buy? (absurd example to illustrate the issue). The scope of Executive branch actions subject to reversal would need to be tightened up before writing an amendment.”

    Obama has shown how crafty his people can be at evading the consequences of their actions, orders, directives, winks and private emails, etc. Something must enable state legislators to rein in the Executive. I don’t believe 3/5’s of states will ‘void’ matters deemed absurd by the casual observer.

    I am going to modify it a bit with your input and post it to another thread created by Jim Robinson. I would like your input on reining the executive branch.

  • Spineless GOP justifies an Article V convention of states

    03/05/2015 10:21:57 AM PST · 9 of 16
    Hostage to Jim Noble

    Good points, most of which are addressed in post #8.

  • Spineless GOP justifies an Article V convention of states

    03/05/2015 10:20:37 AM PST · 8 of 16
    Hostage to cotton1706

    Repeating here an illustrative example of how the power of Article V can be unlocked by the States to restore federalism:

    ************************************************
    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    ************************************************
    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, federal statutes, federal court decisions and executive directives of any form shall be overridden.
    ************************************************

    If Section 1 above can be replaced with a repeal of the 17th, then that’s even better but it may be a hard sale. Section 1 above gets the job done by making US Senators pay attention to their State Legislators and at the same time requiring both to interact with the state voters.

    I would strongly recommend the following must-see video be watched, consumed and studied:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

    And I would strongly recommend all to urge respective state senators and state representatives, and the people that work for them, to view it

  • The Constitutional Flaw That Doomed Our Federal System

    03/05/2015 10:14:10 AM PST · 49 of 49
    Hostage to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    It’s not the fault of the state’s electorate. It’s the fault of the RNC rules providing for an open primary that allows democrats to crossover and vote for McCain while republicans vote in majority for his primary opponent.

    It’s the same play that was used in 2014 in Mississippi by Cochran against McDaniel.

    Democrats know they can control McCain and he knows that without their crossover that he cannot survive.

    McCain reelected to office is just more evidence of Uniparty machination.

  • The Constitutional Flaw That Doomed Our Federal System

    03/04/2015 9:25:06 PM PST · 30 of 49
    Hostage to grumpygresh

    No Constitution is perfect and no public is permanently ignorant.

    Your view is pinned at extremes that do not exist.

    The practical reality is that the public must have means to redress grievances in order that a government maintain stability.

    The current reality is that the public is denied a means to redress grievances because Congress is not currently an effective representative body. The 17th Amendment shut down the pathway of States to affect federal representation.

    The 17th can stay in place but a balancing amendment is needed. Post #19 above illustrates by example what can be done.

  • The Constitutional Flaw That Doomed Our Federal System

    03/04/2015 9:23:53 PM PST · 29 of 49
    Hostage to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    Yes, it was originally 2/3’s but Mark Levin advocates 3/5’s to facilitate that power, to make it easier for States to invoke. I am now inclined to agree.

    And I thought too of adding Executive actions and orders but need a definition to capture all Executive malfeasance. If the word ‘Executive Order’ is used, a President like Obama can skirt the consequences by declaring his moves as ‘Executive Actions’ which is exactly what he has done. This needs further definition but the Amendment 28 above is just an example and illustrates what state legislators could and should be taking up.

    The goal is to get state legislators meeting and talking about it, debating terms and definitions of an amendment that will restore their role in addressing the business of federal government through their US Senators. As Mark Levin says in the link given, it should not be confined to a Balanced Budget Amendment or others issues that fail to capture the scale of the entire problem. Again as he says, the Founders from the various states did not meet to discuss solely budgetary matters, they met to discuss liberty, who would make decisions and how the decision process would be governed.

  • The Constitutional Flaw That Doomed Our Federal System

    03/04/2015 8:34:00 PM PST · 19 of 49
    Hostage to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    Appears an awakening to the power of Article V is taking root.

    Repeating here an illustrative example of how the power of Article V can be unlocked by the States to restore federalism:

    ************************************************
    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    ************************************************
    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years nor more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, federal statutes and federal court decisions shall be overridden.
    ************************************************

    If Section 1 above can be replaced with a repeal of the 17th, then that’s even better but it may be a hard sale. Section 1 above gets the job done by making US Senators pay attention to their State Legislators and at the same time requiring both to interact with the state voters.

    I would strongly recommend the following must-see video be watched, consumed and studied:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

    And I would strongly recommend all to urge respective state senators and state representatives, and the people that work for them, to view it.

  • AL Supreme Court Halts Issuance of Counterfeit Marriage Licenses

    03/04/2015 8:03:19 PM PST · 49 of 50
    Hostage to Sola Veritas

    Good point and good that you get the general idea that a compact amendment focusing on balancing powers and restoring state suffrage in some form is the key to checking all the social tyranny that the left has perpetrated in the last 100 years.

    The next step is to take this example proposed Amendment 28 to your state senator and state representative AFTER you have persuaded them to view the Mark Levin video before ALEC as part of the COS Project which was linked above.

  • Antonin Scalia: Won’t Congress Fix Obamacare?

    03/04/2015 3:33:24 PM PST · 22 of 65
    Hostage to DoodleDawg

    I interpret this to mean Scalia will side with plaintiffs because Congress has the power to fix it.

    But of course the current Congress and like subsequent Congresses will table any bill that sustains ACA in its current form.

  • Scott Walker Comes Out Against Boehner’s And McConnell’s Deal With Dems To Fund Obama’s Amnesty

    03/04/2015 2:31:16 PM PST · 26 of 72
    Hostage to Robert DeLong

    Yes.

  • Constitutional Crisis and the Immediacy of Article V

    03/04/2015 12:32:42 PM PST · 2 of 36
    Hostage to Art in Idaho

    Here is an example of an amendment that the states can propose under Article V:

    ************************************************
    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    ************************************************
    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years or more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, federal statutes and federal court decisions shall be overridden.
    ************************************************

    If Section 1 above can be replaced with a repeal of the 17th, then that’s even better but it may be a hard sale. Section 1 above gets the job done by making US Senators pay attention to their State Legislators and at the same time requiring both to interact with the state voters.

    I would strongly recommend the following must-see video be watched, consumed and studied:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

    And I would strongly recommend you to urge your state senator and state representative, and the people that work for them, to view it.

  • AL Supreme Court Halts Issuance of Counterfeit Marriage Licenses

    03/04/2015 11:49:59 AM PST · 35 of 50
    Hostage to Old Sarge

    Interesting it says Chief Justice Moore played no part in the ruling.

    I have not read the entire ruliing but it seems seminal and substantial and certainly it sets up for a showdown with the US Supreme Court and especially that awful ranting opinion of Justice Kennedy.

    But it is only one state. The ruling which appears quite well written can be used as a template by other states but the US Supreme Court will have the final say until the states assert Article V and amend the US Constitution.

    And a marriage Amendment is not needed.

    What is needed is a more broad amendment that restores state suffrage to Congress and includes an enabling clause to override the Supremacy Clause used by the Courts.

    Here is an example of an amendment that the states can propose under Article V:

    ************************************************
    AMENDMENT XXVIII

    To redress the balance of powers between the federal government and the States and to restore effective suffrage of State Legislatures to Congress, the following amendment is proposed:

    ************************************************
    Section 1.
    A Senator in Congress shall be subject to recall by their respective state legislature or by voter referendum in their respective state.

    Section 2.
    Term limits for Senators in Congress shall be set by vote in their respective state legislatures but in no case shall be set less than twelve years or more than eighteen years.

    Section 3.
    Upon a majority vote in three-fifths of state legislatures, federal statutes and federal court decisions shall be overridden.
    ************************************************

    I would strongly recommend the following must-see video be watched, consumed and studied:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZuV8JnvvA

    And I would strongly recommend you to urge your state senator and state representative, and the people that work for them, to view it.

  • Replace John Boehner as House Speaker (declare the chair vacant!)

    03/03/2015 3:08:14 PM PST · 32 of 94
    Hostage to FredZarguna

    > “This is all on the Senate.”

    Sorry, not true.

    As Senator Cruz told stated, the truth is that the ***GOP Leadership*** comprising Senate and House designed this failure from the start bu attaching the defunding of Executive Amnesty to a bill funding the DHS rather than a bill funding the EPA.

    If today the debate was about defunding the EPA, there would be hardly any resistance to delay.

    John Boehner crammed through the CRomnibus last November with more than 1600 pages of crony pork giving members only 2 days to review IN A LAME-DUCK SESSION!

    There is absolutely NO EXCUSE for what Boehner did. But it is known why he did it. He wanted to pay off his backers before the New Congress was seated because for sure such CRomnibus would never have seen the light of day.

    John Boehner is complicit up to his eyeballs in the sellout.

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 2:46:14 PM PST · 103 of 114
    Hostage to XenaLee

    Time to go underground. Funders need to stay hidden. Conservative leaders can show their face but all others should stay hidden.

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 2:10:28 PM PST · 92 of 114
    Hostage to mrsmith

    Neglected to copy over three more;

    Amodei
    Bucshon
    Conaway

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 2:08:08 PM PST · 90 of 114
    Hostage to XenaLee

    Need a UNITED STATES INDEPENDENT PARTY (USIP).

    Need big $$$ to back it.

    42% of electorate is now registered Independent and most of them are conservative.

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 2:06:02 PM PST · 89 of 114
    Hostage to mrsmith

    There were several that did not vote on the motion ro table but voted aye on the bill.

    Need to get those names to people in their districts and let them know these are snakes.

  • Boehner Caves, Aims Now To Support Obama’s Executive Amnesty With Tax Dollars

    03/03/2015 2:01:49 PM PST · 65 of 67
    Hostage to Jane Long

    There’s still the federal court order against it but enforcement can be a problem now.

    We’ve been sold out. Will be interesting to see what Governor Abbott and the other 25 States can do now.

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 1:59:59 PM PST · 86 of 114
    Hostage to SharpRightTurn

    We got them all listed on later posts here. Need to get these names out on the net and on talk radio.

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 1:58:53 PM PST · 85 of 114
    Hostage to mrsmith

    Beat me to it.

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 1:58:03 PM PST · 84 of 114
    Hostage to BradtotheBone; mrsmith

    Here are 26 republicans who voted to bring the vote but then voted against it:

    Cook
    Cramer
    Crawford
    Crenshaw
    Foxx
    Grothman
    Joyce
    Lucas
    Luetkemeyer
    McKinley
    Messer
    Newhouse
    Olson
    Reed
    Rigell
    Rokita
    Russell
    Thornberry
    Wagner
    Whitfield
    Womack
    Young (AK)
    Zinke

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 1:01:45 PM PST · 32 of 114
    Hostage to TexasCajun

    > ““I am as outraged and frustrated as you at the lawless and unconstitutional actions of this president,” Boehner said.”

    This is Boehner’s technique. He acts like he’s outraged but he works to facilitate that which is supposedly frustrating him. I think we can safely call him what he is, he’s a liar.

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 12:58:54 PM PST · 28 of 114
    Hostage to mrsmith

    So 98-75 = 23 Republicans voted to allow the vote and then turned around to vote against it. I wonder who the 23 are?

    Interesting, Boehner doesn’t show on any of the vote lists.

  • House Concedes Immigration Fight, Passes ‘Clean’ DHS Bill with 75 GOP Votes

    03/03/2015 12:49:04 PM PST · 13 of 114
    Hostage to TexasCajun

    Who are the 75?

  • Boehner Caves, Aims Now To Support Obama’s Executive Amnesty With Tax Dollars

    03/03/2015 12:46:14 PM PST · 63 of 67
    Hostage to Jane Long

    Will do.

    It’s coming down to this, will Judge Hanen involve the US Marshal Service when he finds certain persons and offices of the Obama Administration are ignoring his order? I expect he could consider waiting for the Appeal Court but that could be a long time off. In the meantime millions will be receiving the hologram ID cards that lead to everything else.

    I expect Obama to get a clean DHS bill and to use it to say that Congress endorses his Executive Amnesty policy actions. Then is becomes a showdown between the Judiciary and the White House/Congress. Congress will claim they have nothing to do with Obama’s violation but they are complicit if they vote to fund it.

    The stakes are going higher. Judge Hanen may have to arrest some people to send a message and he may have to do it quick. I hope he’s up to that task.

  • Boehner Caves, Aims Now To Support Obama’s Executive Amnesty With Tax Dollars

    03/03/2015 12:37:06 PM PST · 62 of 67
    Hostage to Cyclone59

    They get in those positions because they are the bagmen for K street. They get to decide who will and who will not receive funds.

    Washington DC is not about what’s good for the country. It’s about what’s good for ***me***. A few newbie principled office holders will try to change that culture but they quickly realize that they and their constituents get left out or punished or both. And they are left barking at the moon.

    Washington DC is a cesspool of corruption. That’s why Americans need to elect more principled Conservatives to Congress and elect Senator Cruz as President. They can drain a lot of the swamp and get K Street more in line but it’s not enough. The States via ALEC and the COS Project need to take back their power through an Article V process.

    What is K Street? It’s just the name of a street in Washington DC where all the political horsetrading occurs. It’s office buildings full of former legislators, attorneys, and influential made members with their hands out. They take money from Wall Street, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and anyone else who wants to buy legislation from Congress or policy from the White House.

    K Street is what buys Boehner and McConnell. And Boehner and McConnell pick and choose winners and losers according to the aims of K Street.

    So now you know. What do you do with our knowledge? Give these guys a call and ask them how you can help:

    http://www.conventionofstates.com/create_your_account

    540-441-7227 (Virginia)

  • Boehner Caves, Aims Now To Support Obama’s Executive Amnesty With Tax Dollars

    03/03/2015 9:56:13 AM PST · 53 of 67
    Hostage to Jane Long; txhurl

    Ruling not due yet. Plaintiff’s response to motion for stay was due yesterday,

  • Boehner to Allow Clean Homeland Security Vote (Updated)

    03/03/2015 7:06:08 AM PST · 4 of 39
    Hostage to GIdget2004

    Boehner caves. What else is news?

    And to think there were posts on FR that stated this time Boehner would hold firm and show courage; foolishness.

  • Boehner Seeks To Dodge Blame For Coming DHS Funding Cave On Executive Amnesty

    03/02/2015 4:53:30 PM PST · 4 of 30
    Hostage to cotton1706

    And imagine there are still posters on FR that thought Boehner was showing that he had some b*lls (courage) even as savvy FR Conservatives responded that Boehner would cave as he always does and as he always intended to.

    Since more than a year ago Conservatives have been warning that Boehner and McConnell needed to be taken out because of exactly what is happening today.

  • Top 10 Viral Videos of All Time

    03/02/2015 4:00:14 PM PST · 34 of 38
    Hostage to InterceptPoint

    3 billion people in India and Asia. There’s your answer.

  • Scott Walker is headed for trouble with the GOP establishment

    03/02/2015 4:26:01 AM PST · 20 of 49
    Hostage to Cincinatus' Wife

    > “For example, in our conversation Saturday, I asked Walker what Republicans in Washington should do in the standoff over funding the Department of Homeland Security. “Not just Republicans, I think the Congress as a whole needs to find a way to fund homeland security going forward,” Walker answered. He explained that he recognized the concerns lawmakers have about giving up their ability “to push back on the president’s questionable, if not illegal, actions.” Walker noted that he was part of the states’ lawsuit against Obama’s action. “I think they’re right that the president is wrong,” Walker told me, “but I also think we’ve got to make sure that homeland security isn’t compromised.””

    Wrong answer. Walker is a good egg but he’s way too predictable and mediocre in his tact. The above is typical middle-of-the-road politicking.

    DHS is classified 70% essential meaning they will not shut down. Walker needed to highlight that angle. But he didn’t.

    He also had no offering nor idea as to how DHS would be funded while shutting down Obama’s illegal amnesty. He could have for example said Congress could authorize an interim loan facility for DHS workers with loan fees and interest to be paid by the federal government when backpay would come. But he offered no ideas.

    He also equivocated as to Obama’s amnesty actions noting they were “questionable, if not illegal”. My God Man! They are 100% without question illegal!

    So my opinion is Cruz is who the nation needs now. Walker comes later. Cruz is the Superstar, Walker is a 1st string player. As posted before Cruz is the Captain needed to save the sinking ship that is America. Walker is the Captain that is needed when the ship is seaworthy again. Cruz now, Walker later.

    Walker will be 56 years old in 2024. He’s got plenty of time. And he would make a fine Vice-President for 2016.

  • Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage

    03/01/2015 6:29:50 PM PST · 29 of 78
    Hostage to hosepipe; SoConPubbie

    Another Anti-Cruz Troll.

  • Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage

    03/01/2015 6:28:44 PM PST · 28 of 78
    Hostage to Reno89519

    Total BS.

  • Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage

    03/01/2015 6:27:45 PM PST · 27 of 78
    Hostage to dowcaet

    Europeans are also stupid, much more stupid.

  • House GOP leader: Senate should change its rules to pass DHS funding

    03/01/2015 1:45:49 PM PST · 18 of 61
    Hostage to Mariner

    Kind of surprising coming from this guy McCarthy.

    I’d have to see this kind of new awakening repeated several times over a good period of time before thinking it represents any change in political views.

  • The truth about the Sound of Music family

    03/01/2015 1:30:07 PM PST · 73 of 119
    Hostage to Hardens Hollow

    Appalachians have a long long history and tradition of mountain singers but then Appalachia is a large large area.

    Alison Krauss does a haunting rendition of a true story of 2 children lost in the Allegheny Mountains. The song “Jacob’s Dream” was written to be sung in the echoing hills where the children were lost:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj1p22kW5Xs

    And one of my favorite unknown but world class talents is Stacey Earle who belts out vocals with no instruments that were created from singers in the mountains of Tennessee, I saw her perform in the Tractor Tavern about 4 years ago and she is incredible. She sang one mountain song without any instruments and it resonated the whole room. Her husband Mark Stuart toured and played with Beatle George Harrison and is as fine an instrumentalist and vocalist as they come. These are people that can make the quiet airwaves of Appalachia come alive with voice alone.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/staceyearleandmarkstuart

    “Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart reach back and grab songs of the past, then fast forward to present and into the future. Armed with clever acoustic guitar interplay, autobiographical songwriting, lovely harmonies, and humorous storytelling this couple will captivate you from the first moment they are onstage. Stacey and Mark draw from blues, pop, country, rock, and more in their heartfelt music. The years of touring the folk/Americana circuit (playing 170 concerts a year) have given them a knack for reaching out to the audience in an intimate “come in to my living room” fashion. A perfect chance to hear them unplugged in “our little living room” in the CWB.”

  • ('Profound f****** socialist') Emma Thompson to evade paying tax until other evaders are jailed

    03/01/2015 8:30:59 AM PST · 15 of 18
    Hostage to Texas Eagle

    HR 25 leads to reducing the size of federal government by removing the smoke and mirrors that are everywhere in legislation of income tax issues, and hitting consumers everyday where they see it up close even though prices stabilize to their current levels. A gallon of gas, a gallon of milk will still cost about the same or lower but the federal taxes paid will be on every receipt.

    People in positions of power cannot escape a retail consumption tax unless it is never spent or invested. If it is invested, they may personally avoid the consumption tax but the investment products eventually reach the retail consumer market in myriad forms and there the retail consumption tax is levied.

    There’s no way around it. All production and supply chains reach an endpoint at the retail consumption level. A retail consumption tax captures everything.

    And for those few who wish to evade a retail consumption tax, they have to find, unlike the income tax, a willing party in the tax evading transaction and how do they know that a willing party is not an undercover federal agent performing a sting? Unlike the income tax where it takes ***one*** person with two sets of books to evade income tax, under a retail consumption tax it takes ***two***.

    Knowing that more than 70% of all retail transactions are performed by about 3000 corporate retail chains that have computerized records of all transactions, the enforcement of a retail consumption tax is orders of magnitude more manageable and effective that a smoke and mirrors one-party income tax.

  • The long knives come out for Ted Cruz

    03/01/2015 8:18:07 AM PST · 6 of 64
    Hostage to SoConPubbie

    Senator Cruz brought the real issue of the complicity of the GOPe into the lives of Americans. He and Mike Lee stood up for principle. Whereas he, Mike Lee and a very few others stood up for America in 2013, now there are more than 20 that stand behind him on issues that grassroots conservatives care about deeply such as Executive Amnesty.

    Ted Cruz is winning.

  • ('Profound f****** socialist') Emma Thompson to evade paying tax until other evaders are jailed

    03/01/2015 8:13:21 AM PST · 12 of 18
    Hostage to God luvs America; Texas Eagle

    The animosity and hostility over people “paying their fair share” via ‘income taxation’ will never end and will always give deceitful socialists a soapbox to stand on.

    The best solution is to abolish, scrap and repeal all income taxes and replace them with a retail consumption tax with provisions for no taxation on essentials of living. Such a solution is embodied in HR 25 and has ten times more support from members of Congress than any other tax reform:

    https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr25/BILLS-114hr25ih.pdf

  • ('Profound f****** socialist') Emma Thompson to evade paying tax until other evaders are jailed

    03/01/2015 8:07:37 AM PST · 11 of 18
    Hostage to Libloather

    What is a ‘profound’ socialist? Is that like a socialist brain buried ‘deep’ in the ground?

  • Scientists are wrong all the time, and that’s fantastic

    03/01/2015 7:52:19 AM PST · 41 of 44
    Hostage to WhiskeyX; ClearCase_guy

    Yes you do type a lot and confuse things greatly.

    Try toning it down and having an intelligent discussion rather than an hysterical rant.

    Focus on a simple example say sickle cell anemia, its causes and the effects of natural selection on the prevalence of resistant haplotypes.

    Depending on the quality of your response I may or may not respond.

  • This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy

    02/28/2015 6:35:37 PM PST · 18 of 60
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    Huffington Post is all I need to know.

  • Scientists are wrong all the time, and that’s fantastic

    02/28/2015 1:56:46 PM PST · 26 of 44
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    You will note that I said ‘species’. Organisms that evolve through natural selection are not ‘new’. They are variants of the same species made prevalent by selective forces.

    Humans did not descend or evolve from Apes. Evolutionists claim ***mutations*** (not natural selection) ‘caused’ such ape to human evolution. That is entirely in the realm of speculation. The maximum likelihood estimates of such mutations are completely speculative and based on ‘wanting’ to prove, in fact groping for a fit to a flawed theory.

    Evolution of species adopted natural selection as an explanatory tool and in time hijacked it as the causal force to explain all things descending from a primordial soup.

    Correlation does not imply causation. But the reverse is certainly true. And evolutionary ‘science’ (actually astrology) utilizes statistics as its method of inferring things. Evolutionary astrology uses statistical correlations and writes from these correlations certain fictions of causation that fit its preordained narrative.

    Evolution is not science. It is not even close. But it deceives by hijacking a narrative of the forces of Natural Selection to its domain of publication.

  • Scientists are wrong all the time, and that’s fantastic

    02/28/2015 1:20:54 PM PST · 22 of 44
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    Global Warming and Darwinism are not sciences, they are astrologies with different zodiac schemes.

    Global Warming and Darwinism are deceptive because they hijack solid scientific results and fold them in to their own heresy. Increased CO2 in a lab experiment increases temperatures but not in the intractable feedback loops of Earth. Natural Selection is an observable event but does not imply evolution of new species.

  • Mark Levin Takes on GOP Estab: ‘In Order to Defeat Democrats, We Have to Defeat Republicans’

    02/28/2015 10:54:26 AM PST · 2 of 26
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    Mark is spot on and could not be more correct in his reasoning. Thank God we have him in our time.