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Posts by AuH2ORepublican

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  • Cop-Hating Leftist Tishaura Jones Wins St. Louis Mayoral Race – As Homicides Soar in St. Louis City to 50-Year High

    04/08/2021 6:57:58 PM PDT · 68 of 70
    AuH2ORepublican to campaignPete R-CT

    LOL! I didn’t consider that name for either of my daughters, but had I had a son ... : )

  • Cop-Hating Leftist Tishaura Jones Wins St. Louis Mayoral Race – As Homicides Soar in St. Louis City to 50-Year High

    04/08/2021 12:19:11 PM PDT · 65 of 70
    AuH2ORepublican to LS

    I believe that it was Denmark and that the parents who named their son Christoppher (I think that you got the spelling right) weren’t charged criminally but had to pay a fine once a year for refusing to change the spelling of their son’s name to a name on the official list. That case is from where I got the idea of having a national registry of acceptable names.

    Were I in charge of the government, I just wouldn’t let parents register a child with such name, and instead would register the child with the closest acceptable name until the parents chose an acceptable name.

    I once knew someone from Venezuela who swore to me that he knew a girl whose given name was “Clitoris.”

  • Cop-Hating Leftist Tishaura Jones Wins St. Louis Mayoral Race – As Homicides Soar in St. Louis City to 50-Year High

    04/08/2021 8:55:06 AM PDT · 63 of 70
    AuH2ORepublican to Impy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; NFHale; campaignPete R-CT; LS

    I’ve been sayin’ it, we need a national registry of appropriate baby names, with correct spellings for each name. Do you want to use a real name from another language or culture? Then you can petition to use it based on your ancestry, and I would be generous in granting such waivers. But no made-up sh1t or misspellings—it’s Antoine, not Antawn, Cindy, not Cyndee, and Juanita, not Wahneeta. (Before you accuse me of stereotyping black parents, here’s a true story: My wife and I once e-mailed with a bed-and-breakfast employee named “Wahneeta” regarding our reservation, and when we met her in person we were shocked to encounter this blond, blue-eyed, middle-aged lady with a New England accent.) And if an 18-year-old wants to change his name to “Moon Unit,” I won’t stand in his way, but child abuse is illegal and parents shouldn’t be allowed to commit child abuse through child-naming practices.

  • Matt Gaetz names former DOJ official he says tried to extort his family for $25 million

    04/01/2021 12:59:12 PM PDT · 145 of 166
    AuH2ORepublican to Who is John Galt?

    In general, ignorance of the girl’s age is not a defense to statutory-rape laws. But presumably Gaetz would be prosecuted under the federal Mann Act (transporting females across state lines for illicit sex), and I guess that it’s possible that there could be a mens rea defense to the federal charge (even if there would not be one under the underlying crime).

    Gaetz claims that there is no 17-year-old girl, and that he paid for a flight fir someone of legal age. If the girl was 18 and the age of consent in all states in which she traveled was 18 or less, then the feds have no case. I just hope that his answer was straightforward and not Clintonesque, because if the girl was 17 when he “dated” her and he says “well, yes, she was 17 back then, but she turned 18 the day before I said “there is no 17-year-old girl,” so it depends on what the definition of “is” is,” then I’ll never forgive him.

  • No to DC Statehood

    03/26/2021 2:54:02 PM PDT · 19 of 23
    AuH2ORepublican to campaignPete R-CT; Impy

    Pete, forgot to ping you for #18. It’s Impy’s fault, really. : )

  • No to DC Statehood

    03/26/2021 2:52:35 PM PDT · 18 of 23
    AuH2ORepublican to Impy; Vinnie; RuS; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; LS

    I think some of you know what I’m going to say here:

    I fully support the admission of a State of New Columbia (or, even better, the State of Douglass) that includes all of DC except for the White House, Congress, etc.,

    PLUS Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudon counties and Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park cities from VA, and

    PLUS Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and (if we can swing this) Howard counties from MD.

    The new state would be overwhelmingly Democrat, but it would make MD a relatively competitive state (with Democrats having the advantage, but not that big of one) and it would make VA a solidly GOP state. The Democrats would gain 2 Senate seats from DC, but 2 Democrat-held seats in VA would become Republican seats within a few years. And our 2012, 2016 and 2020 EVs from the region would have gone from 26 D, 0 R to 16 D, 10 R, so Trump would have gotten to 270 in 2016 even without PA, MI and WI and to 269 in 2020 merely by winning GA and AZ.

    It is beyond me why congressional Republicans, and Presidents Bush and Trump, for that matter, didn’t spend the past 20 years talking about how DC needed suburban counties to join it so that it can have the tax base and diversified economy to become a state and to shame VA and MD into giving up those counties so that DC residents can finally be fully enfranchised.

  • Israeli Arabs Are the Big Winners in Israel’s Election

    03/25/2021 6:36:28 AM PDT · 18 of 23
    AuH2ORepublican to AuH2ORepublican

    folliwing = following

    not could = nor could

  • Israeli Arabs Are the Big Winners in Israel’s Election

    03/24/2021 10:00:55 PM PDT · 17 of 23
    AuH2ORepublican to BillyBoy

    Ra’am was expected to win 0 seats folliwing the exit polls; after they counted 90% of precincts, they were projected to surpass the 3.25% threshold and get 4 or 5 seats. No coalition can win more than 0 but fewer than 4 seats, not could a party running alone.

  • Israeli Arabs Are the Big Winners in Israel’s Election

    03/24/2021 7:22:19 PM PDT · 15 of 23
    AuH2ORepublican to BillyBoy

    You are wrong. Gesher formed a joint ticket with Labor and Meretz for the March 2, 2019 election *precisely because* its leadership feared that, if it ran alone, it would not reach the 3.25% threshold and thus get shut out of the Knesset. Gesher didn’t split from the joint ticket until *after* the election, and that’s how Orly Levy served as the “sole member of her party” in the Knesset. From the Wikipedia article that you linked:

    “For the 2020 March elections, Gesher-Labor unified with Meretz in light of worries that neither party would pass the 3.25% threshold needed to enter the Knesset. Many Gesher voters were surprised at this merger, because when it comes to the politics of the Arab–Israeli conflict, Gesher was seen as more of a centre-right party, while Meretz is a left wing party.[citation needed] On 17 March 2020, Gesher leader Orly Levy requested that she be allowed to withdraw her party from its alliance with Labor and Meretz.[12] The Arrangements Committee approved the split on 23 March.[13]”

    So I was correct that one can’t get elected unless one runs with a party that gets at least 3.25%. No way that a Christian party, unless it forms a coalition with a non-Christian party, would elect anyone to the Knesset.

  • Israeli Arabs Are the Big Winners in Israel’s Election

    03/24/2021 4:19:55 PM PDT · 11 of 23
    AuH2ORepublican to BillyBoy; Kaslin; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; LS; SJackson; jjotto

    If I’m not mistaken, Israeli political parties can’t win 1 or 2 seats in the Knesset. If they get below 3.25%, they get 0 seats, and if they break 3.25%, they will get a minimum of 4 seats.

  • BREAKING: Biden ‘Under Investigation’ By GAO For Halting Billions Of Dollars To Finish Border Wall, Report Says

    03/24/2021 11:00:57 AM PDT · 33 of 33
    AuH2ORepublican to fieldmarshaldj; kaehurowing; Impy; BillyBoy; NFHale; LS; campaignPete R-CT

    Third, the Speaker being in the line of succession is almost certainly unconstitutional. Article II provides that Congress may designate through legislation which “officer” should act as president if both the presidency and VP are vacant or if they are unable to act as such; the best reading would be to limit the line of succession to “officers” under Article II (i.e., Cabinet secretaries, etc.).

    The word “officer” as used in such clause cannot be understood to refer to any old officer of government or branch thereof that Congress chooses, or else Congress could designate the Governor of NY as the next in line, which would violate the entire structure of the Constitution and our system of government to boot. Designating judicial officers (such as the Chief Justice), or congressional officers such as the Speaker (who aren’t even “officers of the United States” under the Constitution) also would violate separation of powers, and having them resign to act as president would mean that they no longer would hold the office that made them eligible to act as president in the first place.

    “Father of the Constitition” James Madison himself made that constitutional argument when Federalist congressional majorities placed the (Federalist) President Pro Tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House in the line of succession (it was a partisan move to prevent Democratic-Republican Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson from being second in line after VP Adams), and Congress finally corrected the error in 1886, only to have that idiot Harry Truman bring it back because he wanted “elected officias” atopt he line of succession; yeah, the fact that Nancy Pelosi and Pat Leahy were elected by a few hundred thousand San Francisco or Vermont moonbats sure gives them legitimacy to preside over all Americans.

    If a Speaker tried to claim that he was Acting President, the Secretary of State (next in line after the Speaker and PPT) would go to court and claim to be the next constitutionally eligible officer after the VP, and, unless SCOTUS chickens out by calling it a “political question,” the Secretary of State would win.

  • Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth vows to stall Biden nominees over lack of Asians

    03/24/2021 10:38:48 AM PDT · 46 of 47
    AuH2ORepublican to BillyBoy; Freedumb; Impy; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; LS; AnonymousConservative

    To put it more succinctly, natives of West Asia are not deemed to be Asian American (a term reserved for South Asians and East Asians, which are non-white ethnicities), because West Asians are white. That has always been the way that the Census does it. It would be silly to say that Israelis or Lebanese or Turks or Saudis or Iranians are “Asian” as such term is used in the U.S. Your analogy to someone from Yucatan calling himself an “American citizen” is quite apt; we use “America” to refer to the U.S., not “the Americas,” and, similarly, we use “Asian American” to refer to Americans of South Asian and East Asian descent.

  • Julia Letlow wins Louisiana congressional seat, CBS News projects

    03/22/2021 9:41:10 PM PDT · 27 of 28
    AuH2ORepublican to Impy; mewzilla; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; campaignPete R-CT; LS

    We’ll see whether Julia Letlow votes as a conservative; I’ve always been apprehensive about electing widows to their late husband’s seat, and the Letlows don’t give me the warm and fuzzies. If I lived in LA-05, I would have been one of the 0.32% who voted for Sancha Smith:

  • Julia Letlow wins Louisiana congressional seat, CBS News projects

    03/22/2021 9:36:15 PM PDT · 26 of 28
    AuH2ORepublican to fieldmarshaldj; LS

    Correct, it’s not impossible for GOP to win the special election in the Albuquerque-based NM-01 (particularly if the Green Party runs a strong candidate). But it’s also not impossible for the RAT to win in TX-06, which is in the Democrat-trending DWF area. The GOP presidential nominee’s percentage victory margin in TX-06 has gone from 17.1% in 2012 to 12.3% in 2016 to a mere 3.0% in 2020. I’m sure that the GOP legislature will shore up the district in redistricting, but the special election will take place under the current lines.

  • Julia Letlow wins Louisiana congressional seat, CBS News projects

    03/22/2021 8:06:13 PM PDT · 25 of 28
    AuH2ORepublican to fieldmarshaldj; Impy; LS; BillyBoy; campaignPete R-CT

    Yes, before Letlow, Swigert in 1982 was the most recent Representative-elect to die prior to being able to take office; before Swigert, one has to go back to 1931:

  • 8 Senate Democrats Join Republicans in Rejecting Bernie Sanders’ $15 Minimum Wage Hike Bill

    03/05/2021 5:31:32 PM PST · 33 of 45
    AuH2ORepublican to Hartlyboy

    The people calling on Coons and Carper to be primaried for their votes on the minimum-wage bill are doing so because they think that they aren’t Leftist enough, so they’d probably like the Leftists that ran against Coons and Carper last time.

  • Growing evidence Capitol attack was pre-planned undercuts Trump impeachment premise

    02/23/2021 9:04:57 PM PST · 72 of 77
    AuH2ORepublican to Impy; campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

    “I don’t care where he lives, he should’ve gone against Kinz again instead of going for the open 14th. Catalina Lauf would have won that seat. Oberweis did but was robbed.”

    Maybe Jim Oberweiss would have beaten Adam Kinzinger in the IL-16 GOP primary (if he did, he’d definitely win the general in that safely GOP CD), and maybe hottie Catalina Lauf would have defeated Lauren “DJ Lance Rock” Underwood in the general in the swing IL-14 (I definitely would have liked her chances), but that’s over and done. Looking forward to 2022, Lauf already has announced her candidacy against Kinzinger in IL-16:

    While we don’t know for certain what IL-16 will look like, Democrats likely will make it even more heavily GOP in redistricting in order to prop up Bustos and Underwood in their marginal districts. I am confident that Kinzinger has put his foot in his mouth once too often and would get trounced by Lauf in a one-on-one race; my only concern is that two other Republicabs also have declared so far and others are likely to
    jump in, so Kinzinger might be able to skate with a plurality of 30% or less.

  • Yahoo News Congressman says he's 'tired of playing defense' against conspiracy theories and domestic extremism

    02/23/2021 9:43:26 AM PST · 41 of 44
    AuH2ORepublican to fieldmarshaldj; central_va; Impy; BillyBoy; NFHale; LS; campaignPete R-CT

    “Fun fact about Tom Malinowski. He was one of numerous Demonrats who won by voter fraud in 2020 (and quite probably 2018). Miraculous “victory” in a Republican district by 1% over State Sen. Tom Kean, Jr.”

    Alas, Malinowsi’s reelection in 2020 was not “miraculous,” but Kean winning would have required divine intervention. Biden carried the NJ-07 54.2% to 44.3% over Trump, and a 10% deficit atop the ballot is very difficult for a candidate to overcome: The only congressional candidates to win in 2020 despite their party’s presidential candidate losing by 10% or more in the district were California Republicans David Vadalao, Mike Garcia and Young Kim. Trump had done much better in NJ-07 in 2016, losing it to Hillary by only 1.1%; and Romney had carried it over Obama by 52.5% to 46.3%.

    Election fraud is a real problem, but so is the GOP bleeding support in suburban areas.

  • Biden Fires Chicago U.S. Attorney Hot on the Trail of Democratic Corruption

    02/22/2021 5:36:30 PM PST · 46 of 48
    AuH2ORepublican to Impy

    President Trump’s mistake was not firing everyone (including Comey) during his first day in office. (Well, asking for their resignation, and if he didn’t receive it, then firing them.) Trump repeated GW Bush’s mistake from 2005. If you fire a few hundred people as part of a general housecleaning, no particular case will get much attention; firing Comey a couple of months later, though, got Trump a special prosecutor.

  • Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio Legend, Dies at 70 of Lung Cancer

    02/18/2021 8:12:05 AM PST · 45 of 59
    AuH2ORepublican to Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; NFHale

    Like you, I loved Rush’s TV show and was disappointed when he discontinued it. And I certainly busted a gut laughing when Rush kept replaying Clinton yukking it up with his Secret Service detail while walking towards Ron Brown’s funeral but then, catching the TV camera out of the corner of his eye, commencing to pretend to weep. Rush kept going back and forth on the video so that we could see when Clinton’s eye caught the camera and when he started to pretend to weep. And his play-by-play commentary, of course, was perfect.

    The other hilarious bit that I recall was when Ted Kennedy introduced Clinton at a rally in Boston back in the spring of 1994 (during the second semester of my senior year in college, when polls showed Mitt Romney within striking distance of Kennedy), and Kennedy said (IIRC) “And after you reelect ol’ Kennedy, you’re going to do the same for Bill Clinton, as rrghgh rrgfhhgh rehrhjgfh” while Clinton nodded and smiled smugly in the background. Rush kept playing the video and audio over and over, to see if he could discern what Kennedy had said, and even played it backwards to see if, Stairway to Heaven-style, its true meaning could be ascertained. After fooling around with that for several hilarious minutes, Rush announced what he understood, to the best of his abilities, that Kennedy had said: “And after you reelect ol’ Kennedy, you’re going to do the same for Bill Clinton, as *unelectable as the rest of us*.” It was absolutely hilarious, particularly with Clinton nodding smugly in the background, and I remember thinking that Rush had nailed it. (Alas, while the 1994 midterms were glorious for the GOP and for conservatism, Kennedy was reelected that year, as was Clinton two years later, so that old drunk murderer’s specific prediction turned out to be correct.)

    Rush was the best, and there will never be another one like him. May he rest in peace.