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Neither Hillary or Condi can even be President. (US Constitution is only for men) (Mods are so mean)
Dale Gribble

Posted on 02/17/2005 4:21:50 PM PST by Deadbug Dale

I was just reading Article 2 of James Madison & Ben Franklin's opus magnus and started counting the number of times that masculine gender is indicated. Hmmm, I doesn't appear that Hildabeast (or "Law of the Sea" Condi for that matter) can even be president.:

Article II.
Section. 1.
Clause 1: The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows

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Clause 6: In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, ...

Clause 7: The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Clause 8: Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear ...

Section. 2.
Clause 1: 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.

Clause 2: 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 ...

Section. 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of 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.

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My insecticide permeated brain counts 19 times the male gender is specified. Women can't be seated to this office...But then again, I don't expect congress to start following the Constitution.
1 posted on 02/17/2005 4:21:53 PM PST by Deadbug Dale
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To: Deadbug Dale

New to the English language, or just languages in general?


2 posted on 02/17/2005 4:22:46 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Deadbug Dale

By your logic women don't have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I guess it sucks that we don't follow the constitution in those areas, too, huh?


3 posted on 02/17/2005 4:23:36 PM PST by Darkwolf377 ("Drowning someone...I wouldn't have a part in that."--Teddy K)
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To: Americanwolf; AQGeiger; Beaker; BenLurkin; baltodog; BJClinton; big'ol_freeper; Borax Queen; ...

Enjoy!


4 posted on 02/17/2005 4:23:51 PM PST by Old Sarge (In for a penny, in for a pound, saddlin' up and Baghdad-bound!)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Yawwwwn.


5 posted on 02/17/2005 4:23:51 PM PST by Pusterfuss (You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right. LBJ)
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To: Deadbug Dale

You used to be able to say "he" instead of the lengthier "he/she" or "person" not very long ago to indicate any nonspecific individual.


6 posted on 02/17/2005 4:24:27 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Deadbug Dale

I guess the English language is not your first. In English, the male pronouns and the word "man" have both a gender-specific meaning and a gender-indifferent meaning. The latter is to be assumed absent a gender-specific context.

In other words, you're way off base on this.


7 posted on 02/17/2005 4:25:24 PM PST by thoughtomator (If Islam is a religion, so is Liberal!)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Nice try. In that era the masculine gender was commonly used to mean either. Where have you been?


8 posted on 02/17/2005 4:25:53 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Dale Gribble--from King Of The Hill?


9 posted on 02/17/2005 4:25:57 PM PST by silent_jonny (I'm fringier than you)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Assuming they taught grammar at the grade school you attended, you are no doubt aware that the masculine gender includes the feminine in the English language.

That is why we have fought so hard to keep the feminists from neutering the old hymn tunes such as "Good Christian Men Rejoice", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Faith of our Fathers."

You'll have to find another club house for your "No Girls Allowed" sign.


10 posted on 02/17/2005 4:26:08 PM PST by KateatRFM
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To: Deadbug Dale

ofercrynoutloud....


11 posted on 02/17/2005 4:26:11 PM PST by ExGeeEye (Condi is My HomeGirl.)
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To: Deadbug Dale; cyborg; farmfriend; wimpycat; Howlin; Miss Marple; Billie; Mama_Bear; swheats; ...
Neither Hillary or Condi can even be President. (US Constitution is only for men)

Stop it! I can't take anymore!


12 posted on 02/17/2005 4:26:19 PM PST by rdb3 (The wife asked how I slept last night. I said, "How do I know? I was asleep!")
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To: Deadbug Dale

You are talking about He-llary.


13 posted on 02/17/2005 4:26:37 PM PST by Radix (This country needs a seriously good buggy whip government subsidy program.)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Even today the english language is not equipped to deal with he/she issues without the cumbersome slashmark.


14 posted on 02/17/2005 4:26:41 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Deadbug Dale

"He" and its derivatives are generic for anyone whose sex is not known.


15 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:04 PM PST by SolidSupplySide
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To: rdb3

LOL!!!!


16 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:04 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Deadbug Dale

You signed up two days ago just to post this? "He" in The Constitution is considered Gender Neutral...soon to be your situation, once the Viking Kitties have at ya, LOL!

Or would that be "Gender Neutralized?" ;)


17 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:09 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Yeah, so they weren't exactly as PC back then as we are now. What exactly is your point? That you don't want to see Rice possibly become the next president? Or that you think that the Constitution is too "chauvinistic"?


18 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:12 PM PST by Ex-Dem (This tagline has been defaced.)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Boy, are you in for it now. Glad I'm not you bucko.


19 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:35 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Darkwolf377

"....women don't have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"

Wow! I didn't know the founding fathers were Muslims! Guess one learns something everyday!


20 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:42 PM PST by hardworking (-O-U)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Newwwwwwwwww-BIE!


21 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:48 PM PST by Ladysmith (Wisconsin Hunter Shootings: If you want on/off the WI Hunters ping list, please let me know.)
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To: Deadbug Dale

I knew of a Garren Gribble from Wisconsin. He is in jail for the murder of a toddler I believe. Any relation? He had a brother Dale.


22 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:54 PM PST by commonguymd (My impatience is far more advanced than any known technology.)
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To: Deadbug Dale

LOL! Noob :-)


23 posted on 02/17/2005 4:27:55 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Deadbug Dale
You signed up the other day just to deliver this?

Gee, thanks.

24 posted on 02/17/2005 4:28:03 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Well, president, y'know, big deal. How can we revoke all the women's drivers licenses?

(ducking for cover)


25 posted on 02/17/2005 4:28:06 PM PST by ovrtaxt (McClellan: Do away with daily press briefings! Come straight to the New Media!)
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To: Deadbug Dale
My insecticide permeated brain

'Nuff said.

Welcome to Free Republic!

26 posted on 02/17/2005 4:28:07 PM PST by Flyer (Got Domain? - $8.99 a Year! - https://dahtcom.nameservices.net)
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To: Deadbug Dale

The masculine gender is used to reference both men and women. Or at least that was the case until the feminists came along.


27 posted on 02/17/2005 4:28:37 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Deadbug Dale

It is proper grammar to refer to an individual of indeterminate gender (or to refer to individuals from a large group) in the masculine. Think "he or she" if it makes you feel better.


28 posted on 02/17/2005 4:29:05 PM PST by Still Thinking (Disregard the law of unintended consequences at your own risk.)
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To: Gunslingr3
New to the English language, or just languages in general?

LOL!! Nicely, albeit not particularly diplomatically, put.

29 posted on 02/17/2005 4:29:06 PM PST by yankeedame ("Born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.")
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To: Deadbug Dale
Watch the insects come out of the woodwork and scream to have the entire volume of Founding Documents rewritten and ratified in gender-neutral terms. Get a beer and some pretzels, folks, this show is going to be a humdinger. LMAO


30 posted on 02/17/2005 4:29:15 PM PST by Viking2002 (Let's get the Insurrection started, already..............)
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To: Deadbug Dale
Reminds me of the original Star-Trek series opening statement, which then was changed for Star-Trek Voyager.
31 posted on 02/17/2005 4:29:27 PM PST by rocksblues (Liberalism is a sickness not a political ideology)
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To: Deadbug Dale

This wasn't posted by Dale Gribble, this was posted by Rusty Schakelford.


32 posted on 02/17/2005 4:29:32 PM PST by Moleman
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To: Deadbug Dale

Welcome to FreeRepublic!


33 posted on 02/17/2005 4:29:33 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: Deadbug Dale
You signed up two days ago to post this drivel?

Why do I see kittens in your future?

34 posted on 02/17/2005 4:29:42 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear ( At least now we know that migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes...)
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To: Deadbug Dale; MeekOneGOP; mhking; King Prout; Darksheare

You've got to be kidding????????


35 posted on 02/17/2005 4:29:56 PM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Interestingly, this is neither news, nor breaking, yet it sits in Breaking News.


36 posted on 02/17/2005 4:30:02 PM PST by sharktrager (The masses will trade liberty for a more quiet life.)
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To: All
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"But I'm Dale Gribble!"
37 posted on 02/17/2005 4:30:09 PM PST by silent_jonny (I'm fringier than you)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Zoooooom!

Talk about missing the point....


38 posted on 02/17/2005 4:30:12 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (2)
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To: Deadbug Dale

I smell a DU troll.


39 posted on 02/17/2005 4:30:22 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (Isn't it ironic that the spleen, most useless organ in our body is also on the left side of our body)
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To: Deadbug Dale
Yea Right, and ships can only legally be piloted by She's. Someone fell off the boat.
40 posted on 02/17/2005 4:30:26 PM PST by MaxMax (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: Deadbug Dale
Women can't be seated to this office.

I suppose that means that Condi will have to stand.

41 posted on 02/17/2005 4:31:01 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Deadbug Dale

42 posted on 02/17/2005 4:31:04 PM PST by Spruce
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To: TypeZoNegative

Or maybe someone that got sent to the doghouse by his wife.


43 posted on 02/17/2005 4:31:06 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Were you born this stupid/


44 posted on 02/17/2005 4:31:11 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: Moleman

HA--I'm not the only "King Of The Hill" fan here I see :)


45 posted on 02/17/2005 4:31:12 PM PST by silent_jonny (I'm fringier than you)
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To: hardworking

Wha--?


46 posted on 02/17/2005 4:31:37 PM PST by Darkwolf377 ("Drowning someone...I wouldn't have a part in that."--Teddy K)
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To: sweetliberty; Brad's Gramma; Mo1; MeekOneGOP
was just reading Article 2 of James Madison & Ben Franklin's opus magnus and started counting the number of times that masculine gender is indicated. Hmmm, I doesn't appear that Hildabeast (or "Law of the Sea" Condi for that matter) can even be president...

Ping

47 posted on 02/17/2005 4:31:44 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Deadbug Dale

Welcome to FR....I think. Here's another one for ya' - the bible refers to "sinful man".....because us gals never sin.


48 posted on 02/17/2005 4:31:44 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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They say HE when referring to GOD too. But I know better.


49 posted on 02/17/2005 4:32:18 PM PST by Katy_Katarina (http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz.html)
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To: Deadbug Dale

Hello Deadbug Dale. Do you ever wonder what life would be like if you'd had enough oxygen at birth?

50 posted on 02/17/2005 4:32:56 PM PST by PilloryHillary (Welcome to America...now speak English)
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