Posts by Armando Guerra

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  • Disneyland's Flag Retreat: Semper Gunny

    09/05/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    Armando Guerra to ImNotLying
    Do they conduct a similar ceremony at Disneyworld?

    Yes, but there they raise and lower the rainbow flag while singing Barbara Streisand show tunes. Just kidding (I hope). It would be nice if they did do a similar ceremony if they don't already. I know they had a resort at WDW that had ties to the military where vets could get special rates.

  • Poll: Majority of 18-24 Year Olds Believe Every Kid Should Get a Trophy

    08/24/2014 11:31:34 AM PDT · 45 of 65
    Armando Guerra to rktman
    a majority (51%) of Americans aged 18-24 feel that everyone who participates in a sport should get a trophy

    These are the same kids now working (at least those fortunate to find a job in the Obama economy) that want a participation paycheck. You'll know who they are because they are the ones posting on social media how much they hate their job and complaining that they haven't been promoted or gotten a raise WHILE AT WORK!

  • When You Harm Those You Mean To Help, You Should Immediately Stop (book review)

    07/18/2014 11:05:24 AM PDT · 2 of 10
    Armando Guerra to reaganaut1
    When you harm those you intend to help...

    Right there is the problem. Who says the programs are intended to help? When viewed from the perspective that the programs are intended to create a dependent class that will vote for you 90+% of the time, then the programs are spectacularly successful. Why would those who put the programs in place and benefit from them to such extreme have ANY incentive to change them?

  • Aereo: 'Okay, You Can Call Us A Cable Company'

    07/10/2014 5:19:42 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    Armando Guerra to Brookhaven

    Please, please don’t throw me in the briar patch...

  • Pope Francis calls out 'greedy' bankers: 'Stop getting rich on financial speculation!'

    06/17/2014 11:19:51 AM PDT · 72 of 101
    Armando Guerra to Gamecock
    I am a true believer in free markets and was an economics major in college. I cannot say whether I agree with the Pope because many of these "the Pope says..." articles deliberately twist and take his statements out of context. If he is against futures markets in general, I do not agree with him and think he is wrong on the subject and does not understand how they actually help keep prices down and stable. I will reserve judgment until I read his words and not just someone's interpretation.

    However, while I studied economics many years ago I no longer comprehend some markets. When I see the Debt Clock showing the credit derivatives default swap market at $730 TRILLION I start to think something is not right and the relation to real economic activity and some of these markets are just not there. (If someone could please explain the relation, I would appreciate being able to understand).

    I read "The Great American Bubble Machine" regarding Goldman Sachs and believe that there is a difference between free markets and the manipulated, not-so-free markets we have. If the Pope's intent was to point out the greed of financial market manipulators (usually the "too big to fail" bankers with the revolving door between Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue), then I would agree with him. If that was not his point then I don't agree with him. But, just saying that there are those in the financial markets who are in need of ethics does not make you a Marxist.

  • Our Future Is 1979

    06/03/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    Armando Guerra to SeekAndFind
    I don't foresee an about-face by Obama. It is either that this is his intended consequence (taking America down from super-power status); or, that he is too full of himself to see that anything he does has a negative impact. Either way, no chance of a change in his policies.

    Where I do see a similarity with 1979 is in the fact that we are at a crossroads in our country. We need another Reagan. My money is on Cruz being the one although there are a couple of others who may also be able to turn the tide. If we end up with Hillary, Joe, Jeb or Christie, stick a fork in it because this country is in for a long nightmare.

  • Pentagon to destroy $1 billion worth of ammo. This makes sense because…?

    05/01/2014 10:01:55 AM PDT · 24 of 24
    Armando Guerra to yoe
    We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. - Barack Obama

    Compare that quote to:

    When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

    A well armed military is necessary when the enemy to fear is outside the borders. This administration believes we the people are the enemy to fear.

  • Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy

    04/16/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · 15 of 31
    Armando Guerra to SpinnerWebb
    I’ve argued that we are a corporate oligarchy for years. Every politician is persuaded (controlled, paid off) by some corporate lobby or another.

    I agree with you. The question, however, is who is at fault? Is it the evil corporations corrupting the politicians with their dirty money? Or, is it the government syndicate shaking down the corporations in a pay to play situation?

    The reason to ask "who is at fault?" is because the belief of who is at fault drives the proposed solution. My concern is that when faced with the realization of a corporate oligarchy, most people tend to believe that it is the corporations that are to blame so what we need is a government that is bigger and more powerful than the corporations to reign them in. Personally, I believe it is the government that is to blame. The prime example was the anti-trust shakedown of Microsoft back in the day when they weren't playing along with the campaign donations and lobbying game.

    Big government, big business and big labor are all in bed with each other. However, only one of them can "legally" deprive you of life, liberty and property. Diminish the power of government and corporations and labor have to compete in the marketplace against their competitors rather than curry favor with the powers that be to take down rivals. Unfortunately, the result of this article about the oligarchy will be a push for more government which will only exacerbate the problem.

  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: ‘Sometimes You Have To Do the Unexpected’

    04/04/2014 1:45:08 PM PDT · 27 of 62
    Armando Guerra to Olog-hai

    This is great news since the “unexpected” from her would be to actually uphold the constitution. Unfortunately, that’s probably not what she means.

  • Alex Sink's Concession Speech ["The bars are open..."]

    03/12/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT · 36 of 54
    Armando Guerra to SoFloFreeper

    The district was always won easily by Young on local and veteran’s issues. The GOP-e did their best to lose it by running only generic national issue advertisement. Jolly was able to win a slim victory because the democrats brought in a candidate from outside the district and also focused on generic national issues. If they had gone with a strong local democrat running on local issues they probably would have won. This goes to show that the democrat party machine can be equally as stupid as the republican party machine so should give some hope. The only thing that they proved themselves better at was voter fraud. While voting I witnessed an elderly DNC get out the vote worker leading a young Vietnamese lady from table to table to vote. She had one hand grasping her arm and the other hand on her should as she lead her around and said she had to help her because she didn’t speak English. Despite the poll worker pointing out that her signature didn’t match her driver’s license signature she was still handed a ballot. The poll worker told the DNC person they couldn’t accompany her to the voting machine so the DNC individual took the ballot, pointed to the bubble the lady had to mark, repeated it several times and then sent her to the machine. The poll workers witnessed this but allowed it to happen. Voter fraud does appear to be a DNC strength but campaign operations don’t appear to be any better than the GOP-e.

  • National GOP turns on Florida candidate

    03/10/2014 4:43:24 PM PDT · 15 of 42
    Armando Guerra to Clintonfatigued

    You’ve got your candidates confused. Jolly was born and raised in the district. Sink lost the governor’s race and was then recruited by the DNC to run for Young’s vacant seat. She doesn’t live in the district and only rented a condo at the foot of the bridge to where she lives outside the district. When asked if she was actually planning on moving to the district even if she lost she gave the non-response of “I don’t plan to lose.” What is actually going on is the GOP-e sees that Jolly’s numbers don’t look favorable so they are leaking hit pieces to blame him for the loss. However, he is right to be critical of the ads that the GOP-e is running. Yes, Obamamcare is unpopular but they have saturated the airwaves with nothing but generic anti-Obamacare ads that are probably being run in every other district with GOP-e ads. Young would always win the district easily on local and veteran issues. Jolly was his assistant. Rather than seizing the mantel of Young and running as a local product and his heir, the GOP-e ran generic national issue ads. Young’s name and Jolly’s ties to him have gone unmentioned. Now, they are blaming Jolly for their attempt to impose on him what the “smarter” GOP-e consultants are saying how his campaign should run. Meanwhile, the carpet bagger will probably win. Since she won’t be representing the district because she has no ties there, she will just be representing Obama and Pelosi in congress. Talk about taxation without representation. Their was a better candidate than Jolly in the republican primaries, but Jolly would sure be better than Sink.

  • George Washington's Birthday

    02/17/2014 7:27:31 AM PST · 8 of 13
    Armando Guerra to kristinn
    Well, Washington, Lincoln and Reagan all have early birthdays in February. Maybe Congress should make "President's Day" officially a day to recognize all 3 just to make liberal heads explode.
  • Cornyn wants U.S. taxpayers to fund Mexican development (July 13, 2006)

    02/15/2014 11:37:22 AM PST · 19 of 19
    Armando Guerra to jimbo123

    I don’t agree with the plan that Cornyn was putting forward, but there is a point in that, ultimately, the solution to our immigration problem is having things improve in Mexico. I’ve always wondered why Walmart had to go to China for cheap labor when Mexico was right next door. The Mexicans could make more money than the Chinese and still undercut them because of reduced transportation costs. Yes, Mexico is corrupt but so is China. China has become wealthy being Walmart’s supplier yet the Mexicans continue languishing. Until things improve in Mexico we will have them continue to try to come here.

  • A Winning Alternative to Obamacare ["pave the way for full repeal"]

    02/10/2014 2:57:43 PM PST · 8 of 8
    Armando Guerra to Balding_Eagle

    I really was impressed with the Whole Foods approach when the article was published. I also pulled up some numbers from the government after reading the article. At the time ObamaCare was being debated, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had government expenditures per person on health care of $3866 per year. Also at that time, the Federal Benefits Handbook was offering nation wide a high deductible plan that included covered preventive medical, vision and dental care services paid at 100% in network along with prescription benefits at $3216.46 per year. In other words, the government could have just bought everyone in the country a high deductible plan and saved about $200 billion that could have been used to assist low income persons with their deductibles. Personally, I’ve been an advocate of the FairTax plan where the prebates would be paid into a health savings account and you could access funds above your deductible. This would provide incentive to control health care costs which none of the other plans have.

  • Should Republicans Embrace Universal Healthcare?

    01/31/2014 10:07:49 AM PST · 36 of 47
    Armando Guerra to SeekAndFind

    If universal coverage had been the goal of Obamacare it sure could have been done cheaper and better. When the Whole Foods article came out basically advocating high deductible plans with health savings account during the debate I did a little research and crunched numbers. Based on what the CMS reported was the per capita expenditure on medical care by the government and what the OPM had as a high deductible plan they offered in every state, I calculated that the government could have bought everyone in the country a high deductible plan and still have saved $200 billion per year. That was before Obamacare was passed. Now we have spent hundreds of billions and have even more uninsured. I think control and not universal coverage is the true goal.

  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:42:38 AM PST · 20 of 123
    Armando Guerra to Conspiracy Guy
    How is the left going to connect the perp to the Tea Party?

    Expected story from Chris Matthews: "The poor boy was so bullied by tea baggers that he turned the guns he so loathed against their advocates. If only he hadn't been so bullied by those evil tea baggers."

  • Detroit protesters demand super-sized $15-per-hour minimum wage for fast food workers

    12/05/2013 12:20:10 PM PST · 56 of 67
    Armando Guerra to gr8eman
    I have no doubt that some of these fools vote

    Every single one of them voted for Obama this past election, at least 2 or 3 times.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker reveals violence, death threats in upcoming autobiography

    11/12/2013 5:27:47 PM PST · 24 of 36
    Armando Guerra to TribalPrincess2U

    I swear Rove and the other “GOP consultants” are actually on the DNC payroll.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker reveals violence, death threats in upcoming autobiography

    11/12/2013 4:44:39 PM PST · 20 of 36
    Armando Guerra to Elsiejay
    It’ll be over!!

    Unless something drastic happens, it may already be over but for the wake. Right now, she is the clear favorite and the GOP-e is going to do everything possible to put Christie on the top of the ticket in the glorious tradition of Dole, McCain and Romney.

  • Reforms which might help thre situation

    11/12/2013 4:35:17 PM PST · 7 of 10
    Armando Guerra to SC_Pete

    Thanks. That’s the best political news I have seen in a while. I hope it succeeds, although I fear we have already past the tipping point where the takers out number the givers. I think going Galt only feeds into what the Alinskyites want, so secession would be the next step. I have no faith in the 1 1/2 party system (at best) that we currently have.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker reveals violence, death threats in upcoming autobiography

    11/12/2013 4:23:45 PM PST · 13 of 36
    Armando Guerra to Jack Hydrazine
    So we have Walker, Cruz, Lee, and Palin as possible candidates for POTUS in 2016.

    Which just means Hillary will be defeating the Christie/McConnell ticket the Republicans nominate.

  • Reforms which might help thre situation

    11/12/2013 4:19:01 PM PST · 5 of 10
    Armando Guerra to varmintman
    My suggestions:

    WHEREAS pursuant to Article V of the U.S. Constitution the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States may call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes as Part of this Constitution when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, the following Amendments to the Constitution are proposed:

    AMENDMENT XXVIII (Repeal of Income Tax)

    The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

    AMENDMENT XXIX (Repeal of Direct Election of Senators)

    The seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

    AMENDMENT XXX (Marriage Defined)

    Marriage in the United States shall consist solely of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of alternative unions to marriage. State established alternative unions to marriage shall not be imposed upon other states. No marriage benefits established by Congress may be provided to alternative unions.

    AMENDMENT XXXI (Balance Budget)

    Section 1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year, unless two-thirds of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific excess of outlays over receipts by a roll call vote.

    Section 2. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year, unless two-thirds of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific amount in excess of such 18 percent by a roll call vote.

    Section 3. Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to the Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that fiscal year in which--

    (1) total outlays do not exceed total receipts; and

    (2) total outlays do not exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year.

    Section 4. Any bill that imposes a new tax or increases the statutory rate of any tax or the aggregate amount of revenue may pass only by a two-thirds majority of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress by a roll call vote. For the purpose of determining any increase in revenue under this section, there shall be excluded any increase resulting from the lowering of the statutory rate of any tax.

    Section 5. The limit on the debt of the United States shall not be increased, unless three-fifths of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide for such an increase by a roll call vote.

    Section 6. The Congress may waive the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration of war against a nation-state is in effect and in which a majority of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide for a specific excess by a roll call vote.

    Section 7. The Congress may waive the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this article in any fiscal year in which the United States is engaged in a military conflict that causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security and is so declared by three-fifths of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress by a roll call vote. Such suspension must identify and be limited to the specific excess of outlays for that fiscal year made necessary by the identified military conflict.

    Section 8. No court of the United States or of any State shall order any increase in revenue to enforce this article.

    Section 9. Total receipts shall include all receipts of the United States Government except those derived from borrowing. Total outlays shall include all outlays of the United States Government except those for repayment of debt principal.

    Section 10. The Congress shall have power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation, which may rely on estimates of outlays, receipts, and gross domestic product.

    Section 11. This article shall take effect beginning with the fifth fiscal year beginning after its ratification.

    AMENDMENT XXXII (Term Limits)

    Section 1. No person shall serve in the office of Senator more than twice, and no person who has held the office of Senator, or acted as Senator, for more than two years of a term to which some other person served as Senator shall serve in the office of the Senator more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of Senator when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of Senator, or acting as Senator, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of Senator or acting as Senator during the remainder of such term. Senators currently serving at the time of ratification of this article will be subject to this article at the time of their next election.

    Section 2. No person shall be elected to the office of Representative more than four times, and no person who has held the office of Representative, or acted as Representative, for more than one year of a term to which some other person was elected Representative shall be elected to the office of the Representative more than three times. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of Representative when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of Representative, or acting as Representative, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of Representative or acting as Representative during the remainder of such term. Representatives currently serving at the time of ratification of this article will be subject to this article at the time of their next election.

  • Two Major Fact Checkers Are Saying President Obama Isn’t Telling You the Full Truth

    11/07/2013 9:39:47 AM PST · 19 of 31
    Armando Guerra to Cincinatus' Wife

    Politifact gave the “Lie of the Year” award to Sarah Palin for the death panels. They still haven’t retracted that. This just shows that even Politifact has reached its limit on carrying water for this administration to still be able to feign the slightest bit respectability. Although, if they were really concerned about the truth they will be giving the “You can keep your plan” the lie of the decade award and retracting the Sarah Palin award.

  • $1.1T: CMS Sets Record for Annual Spending by a Federal Agency

    11/05/2013 4:41:58 AM PST · 4 of 5
    Armando Guerra to Olog-hai

    That’s over $3500 per year for every man, woman and child spent by the Federal government and does not include the over $400 Billion that is spent by government at the State and local level. Until recently when ObamaCare started killing the market, a high deductible health plan that included free annual check-ups for medical, dental and vision, as well as free immunizations, was about $3500 per year. Imagine, without the bureaucracy and need for a 2700 page bill the government could simply have given everyone a voucher for a high deductible plan which they could get as a minimum and we could have had true universal health coverage at enormous savings. What people normally spend on health insurance premiums could just be paid into a health savings account to cover the deductibles.

  • The Tea Party Wants to Win

    11/04/2013 2:57:02 PM PST · 5 of 13
    Armando Guerra to servo1969

    To quote Reagan: “Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: we win, they lose.” I’m old enough to remember what the GOP-e thought of Reagan. The GOP-e then thought he was a reckless cowboy as much as the Democrats did for confronting the communists rather than trying to get along. The GOP-e of today are still wanting to get along with the communists and vilify anyone (Sen. Cruz and the Tea Party) who prefer to win instead of trying to get along. Unfortunately, the communists of today control the Democrat Party and sit in the White House.

  • Alex Sink Officially Runs for Congress

    10/31/2013 12:51:36 PM PDT · 11 of 13
    Armando Guerra to Hardraade

    LOL - I get the reference.

  • In Virginia, signs Ken Cuccinelli is the 'Comeback Kid'

    10/31/2013 12:48:14 PM PDT · 44 of 45
    Armando Guerra to RKBA Democrat

    I hope you are correct about Virginia. The last 5 years has me very cynical.

  • Company plans to turn Hyperloop dream into hypercool reality

    10/31/2013 12:42:52 PM PDT · 41 of 42
    Armando Guerra to Freeport

    I’m all for it and would even contribute to help fund it, as long as we can have the entire Obama administration and Congress on the inaugural run.

  • In Virginia, signs Ken Cuccinelli is the 'Comeback Kid'

    10/30/2013 9:28:18 AM PDT · 3 of 45
    Armando Guerra to Maelstorm

    Unless it’s +7 or more, he’s within the margin of theft and has no chance.

  • Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young has passed away (Florida Republican)

    10/18/2013 6:38:24 PM PDT · 15 of 83
    Armando Guerra to shortstop

    I worked his campaign the same year I worked Reagan’s back in the ‘80’s and got to meet him. He was a good man. He had already announced his retirement so it was going to be an open seat. Now, Gov. Rick Scott can appoint his replacement which should give an advantage.

  • Design company holds contest for new name and logo for Redskins

    10/18/2013 9:35:17 AM PDT · 101 of 145
    Armando Guerra to Charles Henrickson
    Washington Griffins Grifters. There, fixed it for you.
  • How NOT To Argue with Parents About Common Core

    10/18/2013 7:03:12 AM PDT · 26 of 33
    Armando Guerra to Kaslin
    Just read a newspaper article that freshman English classes are dropping novels like “To Kill a Mockingbird” to make room for nonfiction texts such as “How to Re-Imagine the World.” From Amazon about the book: Who says that all possible social and political systems have already been invented? Or that work—or marriage, or environmentalism, or anything else—must be just what they are now? This book is a conceptual toolbox for imagining and initiating radical social change.
  • Obama Orders Federal Workers To “Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can”

    10/10/2013 12:26:10 PM PDT · 31 of 56
    Armando Guerra to Maurice Tift

    Bill Clinton: “I feel your pain.”
    Barack Obama: “I’ll make you feel pain.”

  • Pisgah Inn Owner: National Park Service 'Out There with Lights Flashing Right Now' (Update @ 92)

    10/05/2013 6:14:20 AM PDT · 79 of 128
    Armando Guerra to don-o

    I wonder if they have a lease and what the contents of the lease says. They should file for an injunction against the Park Rangers. It may either be a breach of the lease or tortious interference with a contract. The bad part is that they will most likely get an Obama supporting judge since they are the majority of the bar and thus of the judiciary.

  • U.S. poverty rises despite economic recovery (but they got an Obamaphone)

    09/17/2013 6:59:34 PM PDT · 17 of 17
    Armando Guerra to tobyhill

    The “economic recovery” bit was funny enough, but “government austerity?” This guys a comedian. I wonder if he plays the Improv when not writing for Reuter?

  • Maria Sharapova: Poster Child for Russia

    09/03/2013 8:55:50 AM PDT · 57 of 64
    Armando Guerra to staytrue
    Vitas Gerulitis and Guillermo Vilas in the 80’s. Those two never won a single grand slam

    Guillermo Vilas, the Argentine, won the French, the Australian twice, and the US Open in an epic battle against Connors. 1977 was his greatest year and one of the all-time great in the game's history: 17 of 33 tournaments, 145 match wins against 14 losses, a record win streak of 46 matches and the French and US titles.

  • Article V Invocation -- Is There a Better Way to do it?

    08/21/2013 5:12:21 AM PDT · 7 of 31
    Armando Guerra to Kaslin
    Why stop just with a balanced budget? Here would be my suggestions:

    AMENDMENT XXVIII (Repeal of Income Tax) The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

    AMENDMENT XXIX (Repeal of Direct Election of Senators) The seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

    AMENDMENT XXX (Marriage Defined) Marriage in the United States shall consist solely of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of alternative unions to marriage. State established alternative unions to marriage shall not be imposed upon other states. No marriage benefits established by Congress may be provided to alternative unions.

    AMENDMENT XXXI (Balance Budget) Section 1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year, unless two-thirds of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific excess of outlays over receipts by a roll call vote.

    Section 2. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year, unless two-thirds of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific amount in excess of such 18 percent by a roll call vote.

    Section 3. Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to the Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that fiscal year in which-- (1) total outlays do not exceed total receipts; and (2) total outlays do not exceed 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year. Section 4. Any bill that imposes a new tax or increases the statutory rate of any tax or the aggregate amount of revenue may pass only by a two-thirds majority of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress by a roll call vote. For the purpose of determining any increase in revenue under this section, there shall be excluded any increase resulting from the lowering of the statutory rate of any tax.

    Section 5. The limit on the debt of the United States shall not be increased, unless three-fifths of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide for such an increase by a roll call vote.

    Section 6. The Congress may waive the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration of war against a nation-state is in effect and in which a majority of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress shall provide for a specific excess by a roll call vote.

    Section 7. The Congress may waive the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this article in any fiscal year in which the United States is engaged in a military conflict that causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security and is so declared by three-fifths of the duly chosen and sworn Members of each House of Congress by a roll call vote. Such suspension must identify and be limited to the specific excess of outlays for that fiscal year made necessary by the identified military conflict.

    Section 8. No court of the United States or of any State shall order any increase in revenue to enforce this article.

    Section 9. Total receipts shall include all receipts of the United States Government except those derived from borrowing. Total outlays shall include all outlays of the United States Government except those for repayment of debt principal.

    Section 10. The Congress shall have power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation, which may rely on estimates of outlays, receipts, and gross domestic product.

    Section 11. This article shall take effect beginning with the fifth fiscal year beginning after its ratification.

    AMENDMENT XXXII (Term Limits) Section 1. No person shall serve in the office of Senator more than twice, and no person who has held the office of Senator, or acted as Senator, for more than two years of a term to which some other person served as Senator shall serve in the office of the Senator more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of Senator when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of Senator, or acting as Senator, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of Senator or acting as Senator during the remainder of such term. Senators currently serving at the time of ratification of this article will be subject to this article at the time of their next election.

    Section 2. No person shall be elected to the office of Representative more than four times, and no person who has held the office of Representative, or acted as Representative, for more than one year of a term to which some other person was elected Representative shall be elected to the office of the Representative more than three times. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of Representative when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of Representative, or acting as Representative, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of Representative or acting as Representative during the remainder of such term. Representatives currently serving at the time of ratification of this article will be subject to this article at the time of their next election.

  • [National Geographic Current Issue] Rising Seas [Alarmism]

    08/20/2013 1:18:14 PM PDT · 18 of 47
    Armando Guerra to mbarker12474
    The only true constant is change. What I find laughable is the arrogance of these people in thinking that what we have now is the norm and we have the power to change it or stop it from changing. New York may end up buried under water if sea levels rise; it may end up totally landlocked if sea levels drop; or, it may end up, yet again, buried under a mile thick sheet of ice.

    The change in sea levels, climate and geography has been going on since well before the invention of the SUV. We will need to be able to adapt to the changes if we want to survive. Hopefully, we won't have the EPA and government regulations preventing us from adapting.

  • Vatican's shift on gay priests may influence civil law in US

    07/29/2013 11:45:08 AM PDT · 42 of 60
    Armando Guerra to Buckeye McFrog

    Wow, the main street media is evil... unless it is twisting the words of the Pope and bashing the Catholic Church. Then the press is sacrosanct and everything it reports is 100% accurate. Sheesh.

  • Ted Cruz’s Cuban Father Delivers Epic Speech Comparing Obama To Castro

    07/06/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT · 26 of 55
    Armando Guerra to kabumpo

    Castro didn’t fall from the sky and take power the same day. The revolution and attacks began years before. Many chose to flee the strife which, by definition, means they are refugees even if they didn’t file as refugees for their immigrant status. In addition, he was no longer free to return to his country of origin because of the communists who would have labeled him a “gusano” and subjected him to persecution. Don’t buy the left’s weak attempt to discredit the family by splitting hairs. He is still a refugee even if he didn’t file for refugee status.

  • Francis Reportedly Confirms "Gay Lobby"

    06/11/2013 6:37:54 PM PDT · 21 of 44
    Armando Guerra to HarleyD
    What part of Under no circumstances can they be approved implies approval? I take it you're anti- Catholic and don't agree with the lack of fire and brimstone approach; but, even with the Pope here admitting there has been homosexual influence in the Church, the Catholic Church stands as "enemy number 1" to the homosexuals for a reason. They have been the largest and most consistent voice against homosexuality and abortion the world over in spite of the Catholic-in-name-only politicians and even clergy and religious.
  • Report: Patriots Sign Tim Tebow

    06/10/2013 3:02:00 PM PDT · 42 of 146
    Armando Guerra to Rennes Templar

    Not to be overlooked are the strong ties between Bill Belicheck and Urban Myers in addition to the Josh McDaniels connection. Really, it isn’t a shock.

  • The Big Apple Circus: Apple pays all the taxes it legally owes, and Congress pretends it’s a crime.

    05/22/2013 8:09:46 AM PDT · 7 of 23
    Armando Guerra to SeekAndFind
    In 2012, Google spent $18 million on lobbying Washington DC while Apple spent $2 million (a 13% reduction despite it being an election year).

    Whether Apple paid the taxes legally owed is not relevant. They have not been paying enough of their protection money. "Nice company you got their Mr. Cook, now you wouldn't want to see anything happen to it, would you?"

  • Russia: Record breaking Siberians hit the slopes in swim wear (VIDEO)

    04/23/2013 1:25:24 PM PDT · 14 of 24
    Armando Guerra to Mount Athos

    1:24. The real reason Gérard Depardieu moved to Russia.

  • The Glenn Beck Program, Monday, Apr 22, 2013

    04/22/2013 8:37:05 AM PDT · 131 of 197
    Armando Guerra to Fresh Wind
    INA: ACT 212 [8 U.S.C. 1182] - GENERAL CLASSES OF ALIENS INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE VISAS AND INELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION; WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILLITY

    Sec. 212(a) Classes of Aliens Ineligible for Visas or Admission.-Except as otherwise provided in this Act, aliens who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible to be admitted to the United States:

    (3) Security and related grounds.-

    (B) Terrorist activities-

    (i) 3/ 4/ 4a/ IN GENERAL.-Any alien who-

    (I) has engaged in a terrorist activity,

    (II) a consular officer, the Attorney General, or the Secretary of Homeland Security knows, or has reasonable ground to believe, is engaged in or is likely to engage after entry in any terrorist activity (as defined in clause (iv));

    (III) has, under circumstances indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily harm, incited terrorist activity;

    (IV) is a representative (as defined in clause (v)) of--

    (aa) a terrorist organization (as defined in clause (vi)); or

    (bb) a political, social, or other group that endorses or espouses terrorist activity;

    (V) is a member of a terrorist organization described in subclause (I) or (II) of clause (vi);

    (VI) is a member of a terrorist organization described in clause (vi)(III), unless the alien can demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that the alien did not know, and should not reasonably have known, that the organization was a terrorist organization;

    (VII) endorses or espouses terrorist activity or persuades others to endorse or espouse terrorist activity or support a terrorist organization;

    (VIII) has received military-type training (as defined in section 2339D(c)(1) of title 18, United States Code) from or on behalf of any organization that, at the time the training was received, was a terrorist organization (as defined in clause (vi)); or

    (IX) is the spouse or child of an alien who is inadmissible under this subparagraph, if the activity causing the alien to be found inadmissible occurred within the last 5 years, is inadmissible.

  • Are We in Danger of a Beer Monopoly?

    02/26/2013 8:41:32 AM PST · 25 of 51
    Armando Guerra to 1rudeboy

    Check how much they give annually in terms of campaign contributions to the ‘rats. My guess would be this is like when they went after Microsoft. “Nice business you’s got here, wouldn’t want anything to happen to it now, would you?”

  • Sequester is not a cut.

    02/23/2013 3:23:25 PM PST · 21 of 25
    Armando Guerra to donmeaker

    I weighed 200 pounds going into the holiday season. Unfortunately, with the numerous holiday feasts I was sure I had packed on 10 pounds by the end of the holiday season. When I stepped on the scales again I found out I weighed only 206. Under the government accounting principles and with the magic of baseline budgeting I could claim to have lost 4 pounds! I think it’s great.

  • Law-Abiders Under the Bus : Standing in line to be a legal immigrant? You’re a chump!

    01/30/2013 9:53:13 AM PST · 15 of 19
    Armando Guerra to USAF80
    The wait time to get a sibling into the US legally is about eight years.

    Actually, the sibling applications filed in April 2001 are the ones now coming up for visa numbers. That is unless you are from the Philippines, in which case the June 1989 applications are they ones coming up for available visa numbers. Once the number is current you can then file for the final step which means another 6 months or more wait.

  • The U.S. Constitution: 'A Mere Thing of Wax'

    01/17/2013 12:37:06 PM PST · 5 of 12
    Armando Guerra to morethanright

    The power of the states to repeal federal law (the States Veto proposal) would be the first amendment that should be passed.

  • Biden Proposals Include Framework for Gun Registry and Confiscation

    01/16/2013 8:11:38 AM PST · 88 of 93
    Armando Guerra to FR_addict
    Scalia already addressed liberal talking points in DC v. Heller:

    Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous, that only those arms in existence in the 18th century are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret constitutional rights that way. Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications, e.g., Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U. S. 844, 849 (1997) , and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, e.g., Kyllo v. United States, 533 U. S. 27, 35–36 (2001) , the Second Amendment extends, prima facie,to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.

    Scalia also makes clear that one of the purposes of the Second Amendment is to protect against tyranny:

    There are many reasons why the militia was thought to be “necessary to the security of a free state.” See 3 Story §1890. First, of course, it is useful in repelling invasions and suppressing insurrections. Second, it renders large standing armies unnecessary—an argument that Alexander Hamilton made in favor of federal control over the militia. The Federalist No. 29, pp. 226, 227 (B. Wright ed. 1961) (A. Hamilton). Third, when the able-bodied men of a nation are trained in arms and organized, they are better able to resist tyranny.

    ... That history showed that the way tyrants had eliminated a militia consisting of all the able-bodied men was not by banning the militia but simply by taking away the people’s arms, enabling a select militia or standing army to suppress political opponents.

    Sadly, however, it probably doesn't matter. I see the Constitution (that "little book") bearing little or no importance to the liberals now in power.