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  • The rough road ahead for GM (After running nothing in his life, Obama lands CEO position)

    03/30/2009 5:33:41 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    You Dirty Rats to tobyhill

    Below are excerpts from two different documents. Which document better supports the President’s view of his actual powers?

    The Constitutional Powers of the President (From Article II):

    Section 2.

    The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

    He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

    The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

    Section 3.

    He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

    The powers granted to the Reich Chancellor, 1933 by the passage of the Enabling Act:

    Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation

    The Reichstag has enacted the following law, which is hereby proclaimed with the assent of the Reichsrat, it having been established that the requirements for a constitutional amendment have been fulfilled:

    Article 1

    In addition to the procedure prescribed by the constitution, laws of the Reich may also be enacted by the government of the Reich. This includes the laws referred to by Articles 85 Paragraph 2 and Article 87 of the constitution.[1]

    Article 2

    Laws enacted by the government of the Reich may deviate from the constitution as long as they do not affect the institutions of the Reichstag and the Reichsrat. The rights of the President remain undisturbed.

    Article 3

    Laws enacted by the Reich government shall be issued by the Chancellor and announced in the Reich Gazette. They shall take effect on the day following the announcement, unless they prescribe a different date. Articles 68 to 77 of the Constitution do not apply to laws enacted by the Reich government.[2]

    Article 4

    Treaties of the Reich with foreign states which affect matters of Reich legislation shall not require the approval of the bodies of the legislature. The government of the Reich shall issue the regulations required for the execution of such treaties.

    Article 5

    This law takes effect with the day of its proclamation. It loses force on 1 April 1937 or if the present Reich government is replaced by another.

  • Murtha: "If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district."

    03/30/2009 5:08:57 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    You Dirty Rats to RobinMasters

    “Everybody is talking these days,” he begins, “about Tammany men growing rich on graft, but nobody thinks of drawing the distinction between honest graft and dishonest graft. There’s all the difference in the world between the two. Yes. many of our men have grown rich in politics. I have myself. I’ve made a big fortune out of the game, and I’m getting richer every day, but I’ve not gone in for dishonest graft — blackmailing gamblers, saloon-keepers, disorderly people, etc. — and neither has any of the men who have made big fortunes in politics.

    “There’s an honest graft, and I’m an example of how it works. I might sum up the whole thing by saying: ‘I seen my opportunities and took ‘em.’

    “Jest let me explain by examples. My party’s in power in the city, and it’s going to undertake a lot of public improvements. Well, I’m tipped off, say, that they’re going to lay out of a new park at a certain place.

    I see my opportunity and I take it. I go to hat place and buy up all the land I can in the neighborhood. Then the board of this or that makes its plan public, and there is a rush to get my land, which nobody cared particular for before.

    “Ain’t it perfectly honest to charge a good price and make a profit on my investment and foresight? Of course, it is. Well, that’s honest graft.”


    03/28/2009 4:36:01 PM PDT · 117 of 401
    You Dirty Rats to Lisa_from Buckeye Country

    IMHO there was nothing common about Ray except his screen name. He was a special poster with valuable insights. He will be greatly missed.

    Condolences to his family and friends.

  • CA: Another first lady plants a garden (Maria Shriver on the Capitol Park grounds in Sacramento)

    03/24/2009 8:45:56 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    You Dirty Rats to NormsRevenge

    Neither the garden in Sacramento nor the garden in Washington will have any shortage of fertilizer.

  • McCain says Obama needs to work on bipartisanship (generation theft)

    02/13/2009 4:51:03 PM PST · 22 of 40
    You Dirty Rats to meandog
    McCain says Obama needs to work on bipartisanship


  • O"Reilly Reporting that Caroline Kennedy having affair with NY Times publisher

    01/22/2009 5:54:53 PM PST · 64 of 161
    You Dirty Rats to pgkdan
    Is there a more immoral, indecent and irresponsible family anywhere in America than the Kennedy’s?

    Not unless we were to have a Secretary of State whose husband ordered deadly attacks on aspirin families while President, was impeached, and who continues to accept payoffs from foreign governments in a shocking conflict of interest. What are the chances of that ever happening?

  • Live Thread: President Bush Farewell Address 8 P.M. EST ("this great Nation will never tire …")

    01/15/2009 6:57:54 PM PST · 270 of 343
    You Dirty Rats to silent_jonny

    One thing we do know about Obama — his track record shows he is indecisive. In the Presidency, that will show up as weakness.

    I think Obama is capable of being the second President since 1896 to lose the Presidency after his party holds it for only one term.

    Republicans will need to get it together quickly. We’ve done it before and we’ll do it again.

  • Live Thread: President Bush Farewell Address 8 P.M. EST ("this great Nation will never tire …")

    01/15/2009 6:50:41 PM PST · 265 of 343
    You Dirty Rats to Miss Marple
    Miss Marple, with all due respect our job is NOT done. It never is. Defending freedom will be necessary one thousand years from now.

    The President tried to tell us tonight -- his supporters -- that this is a great country and we should always be optimistic. I fear what Obama and the 'rats will do but I am not fearful that my country will be ruined. We must continue to fight for our principles!

  • Live Thread: President Bush Farewell Address 8 P.M. EST ("this great Nation will never tire …")

    01/15/2009 6:46:11 PM PST · 261 of 343
    You Dirty Rats to StarFan
    I will write him asking how he can criticize a man who followed his principles rather than be guided by the whims and opinions of others.

    Chrissy and his unindicted co-conspirators in the lamestream media believe that America should be guided by the whims and opinions of the media! This is the main reason President Bush is hated.

    Note that Sarah Palin said right off the bat that she doesn't care what the media says and they attacked her faster and more viciously than they ever did with Reagan or GWB.

    Writing to Chrissy is a waste of tree. He is an incredibly small and insignificant "man" compared to our President. If he wants to be Obama's Monica then I say to him "you go girl!"

    We need to find worthy men and women to place in office. That will take time, so now is a good time to start.

  • Live Thread: President Bush Farewell Address 8 P.M. EST ("this great Nation will never tire …")

    01/15/2009 6:09:53 PM PST · 227 of 343
    You Dirty Rats to Dog
    No we are not ..we are Americans we will survive.

    Good to see someone was paying attention to the President's real message!

    I suspect the President -- who contrary to popular opinion is not stupid -- does not think much of Obama's likely competency as President. The President talked of freedom, freedom and freedom and he knows full well that the 'rats, led by Pelosi and Reid and Obama, will do their best to reduce freedom both in this country and overseas to reduce it. They are blatantly opposed to freedom as evidenced by the proposal to abolish secret ballots in union elections.

    And yet the President refused to be downbeat. He's optimistic despite the prospect of the poorman's Jimmy Carter taking office. That sunny optimism -- like the sunny optimism of another courageous Republican President -- is the right attitude to take.

    The 'rats will overplay their hand and we need to get prepared for 2010 and 2012. As far as I'm concerned, THAT'S what GWB was telling those of use who elected Reagan twice, elected GWB twice, and will elect the next Republican President.


    05/06/2007 11:40:29 AM PDT · 183 of 531
    You Dirty Rats to Cincinna

    I wonder if there will be a meeting soon between President Sarkozy & President Bush. Sarko and France could be helpful in the Middle East. I suspect Sarko and France would like to do something to improve relations now that Chiraq is gone, and GWB certainly could use the help. Not that France would send troops to Iraq, of course, but there are other ways they could be helpful.


    05/06/2007 11:33:44 AM PDT · 174 of 531
    You Dirty Rats to unspun

    His three main themes were:

    - Work is necessary for prosperity

    - Lower Taxes

    - Law and Order

    On those issues he’s arguably to the Right of the current Republican Administration — to say nothing of the ‘Rat Congress.

  • The House of Representatives fails to override President Bush's veto

    05/02/2007 12:39:43 PM PDT · 67 of 119
    You Dirty Rats to Moose4
    Interesting that Kookcinich only voted “present.”

    And even "present" stretches the truth -- that guy is in orbit around some planet, just not Earth.

  • The House of Representatives fails to override President Bush's veto

    05/02/2007 12:38:11 PM PDT · 65 of 119
    You Dirty Rats to Tulsa Ramjet

    The moonbats are having a “Support The Troops - Override The Veto” rally in Cincinnati at 4:30pm today. Nice timing for the rally — since the House already voted and failed.

    I also heard from fellow Ohio Freepers that the ‘bats are having a rally in Kettering as well (suburb of Dayton). No doubt they spent money setting up these ridiculous media stunts all over the country. Too bad Queen Nancy suffered another defeat.

  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/30/2007 7:10:59 PM PDT · 16,855 of 18,468
    You Dirty Rats to Jim Robinson; GoldwaterChick; XJarhead

    Note Date / Time:

    Yeehaw!! Over the top!! Thank you TEXAS!!

    Thank you all very much!!

    1,983 posted on 04/21/2007 7:14:51 PM EDT by Jim Robinson


    Do you really expect me to do that?

    1 posted on 04/21/2007 9:42:27 PM EDT by Jim Robinson

    Frankly, I never expected that you would collect money for three weeks and then, within a couple of hours, conduct a Soviet-style purge of Freepers. The timing of this is very suspicious and suggests a premeditated strategery.

    Had I known that such a purge would be conducted — particularly a purge characterized by viciousness, cruelty and a pack of hyenas tearing into long-time Freepers, I would never had renewed my monthly donation. The most offensive part of this horrible thread has been the savage behavior towards many female Freepers by some of the male Brownshirts. Please cancel my monthly donation effective immediately. I cannot in good conscience support a site that tolerates abusive behavior towards women.

    All you had to do was ask all Rudy supporters to leave, Jim. You didn’t need to drag this formerly great forum and your own reputation through the mud. I for one would have left with no hard feelings.

    I’m not changing this tagline and I hope that one day in the future this will once again be a “family conservative “ friendly site. If not, it’s been a wonderful five years Freeping and two additional years lurking before that. I have no illusions that control of this forum rests with anyone but you. I’ll respect whatever decision you make regarding termination of any Freeper’s account.

    Thank you for your work in founding this site. You provided a wonderful home for all of us locked out of the political discourse of this nation because we did not go along with the singleminded view of the MSM. You are so much better than this thread, Jim. It is very sad to see what anger and frustration has done to this forum.

    To all of those who invoke the name of Ronald Reagan on this thread, all I can say is that the comments on this thread — on all sides — would sicken him. Ronald Reagan was LOVED by this country — not for his conservatism or any other political quality, but because he was above all else a kind and gentle soul who never hated anybody — even his political enemies. Far be it from me to claim that I will ever live up to his example of grace, kindness, compassion, and humility — but I hope that readers of this will think carefully about the Greatness of Reagan and how it was his very human soul that made him so successful as an actor, a politician, a President, a husband, a man, and an American. He was the last person who would ever claim perfection — he was too reverent and God-fearing a man to believe that.

  • About 200 Concordia grads caught skinny dipping

    04/30/2007 11:41:59 AM PDT · 14 of 68
    You Dirty Rats to skeptoid

    Wouldn’t the water be awfully cold in that part of the country?

    I would think it would be so cold that you couldn’t tell the boys from the girls even if they were nekkid.

    It’s obvious the cops had absolutely nothing better to do. A bunch of graduating college kids go skinny-dipping — there’s a real threat to the commonweal.

  • Oh, Oh, It's the Confederate flag! (Vanity)

    04/30/2007 11:33:16 AM PDT · 20 of 35
    You Dirty Rats to 2ndDivisionVet

    You forgot the Party of Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove

  • Oh, Oh, It's the Confederate flag! (Vanity)

    04/30/2007 11:32:45 AM PDT · 18 of 35
    You Dirty Rats to PanzerKardinal

    That is priceless.

    Place Mitch McConnell behind that same podium and he’d already be the EX-Majority Leader.

    That’s because, historically, the Confederacy was made up almost entirely of Republicans, while it was the Democrats who won the Civil War and freed the slaves. I believe it was President William Jefferson Clinton in fact who signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

    Of course, had the South’s President been a better military man instead of Republican Strom Thurmond, who knows?

  • Al Gore Says Breast Feeding Deters Global Warming

    04/30/2007 10:34:57 AM PDT · 32 of 69
    You Dirty Rats to Omega Man II
    If one out of two mothers in developed countries were to breast feed their children, the mean temperature of the Earth could be lowered one degree by the year 2090.

    He made that up.

  • Royal tries to woo centrist vote

    04/28/2007 7:58:44 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    You Dirty Rats to D-fendr

    Royal would be much worse than Chirac.