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  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT · 301 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to Jim Robinson
    Those who wish to work us against us and or troll us on this will probably find themselves sitting it out for the duration. FR will not be an anti-Cruz site.

    Jim, with all due respect, I am not nor have I ever been anti-Cruz and I do not understand why such a claim is being leveled against me.

    If others here believe that I am anti-Cruz and have reported as such to you, then I submit they have misinterpreted my remarks.

    And, if you are going to ban me for expressing an honest opinion, please say so.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 5:10:18 PM PDT · 297 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to xzins
    Vattel did not use the term “natural born” in his writings.

    Allow me to reiterate:

    "Let me help you out, here, you do realize that I am NOT the author of the essay I posted, right?

    And, you do understand that Vattel was a reference in the article and NOT the subject of the article itself.

    From what I am seeing, you are arguing about the shape of the table instead of the issue ON the table.

    When you figure that part out, feel free to get back to me."

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 4:36:10 PM PDT · 284 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to xzins

    Let me help you out, here, you do realize that I am NOT the author of the essay I posted, right?

    And, you do understand that Vattel was a reference in the article and NOT the subject of the article itself.

    From what I am seeing, you are arguing about the shape of the table instead of the issue ON the table.

    When you figure that part out, feel free to get back to me.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 4:32:54 PM PDT · 280 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to Kansas58
    You are the one basing your claim on emotion and personal whim.

    Ahhhhh, so now I'm emotional and basing my opinion on whims. Good to know. Thanks for your insight and intellectual analysis of me and my opinions.

    BTW, I fought to preserve both yours and my right to express our opinions.. You are free to disagree (which you clearly do), just as I am free to express mine, based on whatever reference I choose.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 3:34:01 PM PDT · 243 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to xzins
    Get the facts right.

    Take a page from your own book. The Naturalization Law does not supersede the NBC requirement of the Constitution.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 2:54:18 PM PDT · 214 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to Kansas58
    There is NO qualified legal authority, in HISTORY, who supported your weird interpretation of the “law”. You are wrong.

    Well, the Supreme Court and the British Parliament will be surprised to hear that.

    And, I'm sorry you don't like how the law is written. It's not my interpretation, it is the interpretation of a number of legal and Constitutional scholars.

    But, the law is a funny thing. We like the laws that go our way but the laws that don't support our views are either bad laws or misinterpreted. And that, my FRiend, is the nature of human beings.

    Right now, I don't have a dog in this fight so I don't really care. If you think Cruz is eligible to be POTUS, go for it. That's your belief and you are entitled to it. However, after reading and researching the whole NBC issue, I hold a different opinion based on what the law says. So, this boils down to DustyMoment liking America as a nation of laws and, apparently, Kansas58 liking America as a nation of men. If we drop all standards and requirements, Osama bin Laden could have been POTUS if the SEALs hadn't taken him out. Where do we draw the line? Cruz good because we like him, even though he was born in Canada of a Cuban father and McCain bad because he was born in Panama of an American father? Where is the reference line so that we clearly know who meets the eligibility requirement and who doesn't? Right now, all we're doing is moving the goalposts to accommodate the guy we like.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 2:38:37 PM PDT · 206 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to Kenny Bunk
    That is precisely what makes me itchy about Cruz. He could possibly claim (or have claimed) to be a Canadian, or a Cuban.

    You are on the right track. One of the reasons that the Founding Fathers inserted the NBC clause is that they wanted the POTUS to be someone who didn't have divided loyalties. Until recently, Cruz held dual citizenship in both the US and Canada. He renounced his Canadian citizenship (IMO) to lay the foundation for a POTUS run. And, as you quoted, he doesn't meet the NBC requirement.

    But, then again, neither does the Kenyan muslim communist.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 2:33:30 PM PDT · 203 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to xzins
    Why attack him now when amnesty and obamacare are on the table again at the same time, front and center in the news?

    Sorry, I meant to respond to this in my previous post. I'm not attacking Cruz, I'm simply posting a factual essay that clearly defines the term Natural Born Citizen.

    That's not an attack. I like Cruz and will support him for any elected position he is legally entitled to hold. But, you asked why I was attacking him when ZeroCare and amnesty are on the table again. I didn't post the article to which we all responded. I posted an essay that is intended to clarify a legal term that has been muddied and confused. So, if you want to know why I posted the essay on a thread posted by someone else when, as you say, ZeroCare and amnesty are on the table again (amnesty having never been taken off the table, btw), then you should ask that of the original poster, not me.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 2:27:47 PM PDT · 202 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to xzins
    . . . . he’s a citizen by birth, and that equals natural born. And it’s been proven to many times.

    Well he is a citizen and he was born. Those are facts. However, he was born, by his own admission, in Canada to a Cuban father and an American mother. A Natural Born Citizen is one who was born on American soil and whose parents were both American citizens.

    Until recently, Sen. Cruz held dual citizenship in both Canada and America. All of these things are matters of public record, by the way. And, unfortunately, having a Cuban father and being born in Canada does not equal a Natural Born Citizen according to the Constitution.

    That's not DustyMoment saying it, that's the Constitution and the Founding Fathers saying it. However, if you want to live in a nation of men and NOT law, as zero is making America, then you are correct - Cruz is eligible to be POTUS. For that matter, as a nation of men, we can decide that Prince George can be POTUS when he gets old enough. Because that's how nations that live by the rule of men function.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 2:18:41 PM PDT · 199 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to kabumpo
    Where were you for the past couple of days when I had a mob at my throat for saying (a very simplified version) of the same thing?

    There are certain threads that I try to avoid on FR because the lions will come after you and rip your throat out. Saying unpopular things will get you flamed here and, if you aren't wearing your asbestos undies, you'll get burned.

    Unfortunately, the issue of NBC has been so muddied by teachers, courts and politicians, most of whom don't like or understand either the meaning or the intent of the NBC requirement, that incurring the wrath of others here is to be expected.

    I'm sorry that you got hung out to dry the past couple of days. However, as long as the prevailing opinion of NBC remains so muddy and so many people don't understand the ramifications, if you stand by the law against a popular politician like Cruz, you better have a fire extinguisher handy!

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 2:11:16 PM PDT · 195 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to CodeToad
    That IS your OPINION. The Constitution says nothing of what you claim it says. You’re so stupid as to not know the difference between opinion and fact.

    Well, if you are determined to consign matters of law and the Constitution to being my opinion, so be it.

    However, if you spend a little time investigating these issues as I have, you will begin to see that they are matters of legal fact.

    I'm sorry that you don't agree, there's nothing that says either of us have to. And, since you have convinced yourself that I am an illiterate idiot, I think this is one issue in which we will have to agree to disagree, ok?

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 2:06:52 PM PDT · 193 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to CodeToad
    Yes, I called you an idiot because you ignorantly believe in something you have never read. That’s an idiot.

    Well, as one idiot to another, I have not only read this essay multiple times, I even conducted my own research into the term "Natural Born Citizen". The term stems from British Natural Law, something that the Founding Fathers would have used as a reference when they began writing the Constitution.

    Under British Natural Law, a Natural Born Citizen is one whose parents were both citizens of Britain and subject to British domain. In addition, a Natural Born British citizen derived his/her citizenship from the parents according to the following formula - 2/3rds of the offspring's citizenship was derived from the father and the remaining 1/3rd was derived from the mother.

    If we extend the British definition to both Cruz and zero, neither are eligible under the Natural Born Citizen requirement because neither was born on American soil and, at best, both are only 1/3rd American citizens since their mothers were American citizens.

    The British adopted their version of Natural Law from Aristotle's creation and definition of Natural Law. And, the British concept was what the Founding Fathers predicated the Natural Born Citizen requirement for American presidential candidates.

    We know, from a variety of sources that zero was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as he claims, and his father was Kenyan. So, under the Natural Born Citizen requirement, he doesn't qualify. Sen. Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban father and an American mother. Again, like zero, Cruz doesn't meet the Natural Born Citizen requirement.

    However, while he doesn't meet the POTUS eligibility requirement, I would certainly support and endorse him for VP. There is nothing that I have seen that would preclude him from being VP. As President of the Senate, Cruz would be an instrumental member, bringing some sanity and control back to a legislative body that is, currently, out of control.

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 10:31:57 AM PDT · 73 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to CodeToad; onyx; Kansas58; xzins
    You guys trying to impugn Cruz by repeating these legal citations without actually reading the cases are looking dumber every time you post that crap.

    First, Sen. Cruz is my Senator. I voted for him in the primary and I repeated that vote in the general election. So, claiming that I am trying to impugn him is false at its core.

    One of the things about America that makes it exceptional is that it was founded on the rule of law, NOT the rule of man. zero has changed us into a nation that follows the rule of man by shredding the Constitution. I'm sorry that you don't like the fact that, under our system of laws, Cruz is not eligible to be POTUS. Like you, I wish he were. But, if wishes were nickels, we'd all be rich! Cruz does not qualify under the Natural Born Citizen requirement of the Constitution because he was not born on American soil of two people, both of whom were American citizens at the time of his birth. That's not my opinion, that's what the Constitution requires of presidential candidates.

    We all know that zero doesn't qualify under the same clause, but no one has the cajones to challenge him on it. Every court challenge against his eligibility has been dismissed because the plaintiff was found by the court to not have the standing to bring such a case to court. Should Cruz decide to run or even be elected POTUS, you know as well as I that the left will flood the courts with challenges to his eligibility and you know that they will win because the left has loaded up the courts with leftists judges.

    Like it or not, my FRiends, that is the rule of law!

  • Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada

    10/29/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT · 13 of 1,042
    DustyMoment to txrangerette
    NATURAL BORN CITIZENDEFINED
    T.J. McCann, III

    This authoring involves no consideration whatsoever of the contentious “birth certificate”, as the contents of that document are entirely irrelevant to the final conclusion. This analysis examines the importance of historic context in considering the terms of qualification for the Office of President of the United States, resolving that Barack Obama is incapable of being a natural born citizen and is thereby forever ineligible to hold that Office, based on established fact.

    Introduction:
    The positive mandate in Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5, that “No person except a natural born Citizen,… shall be eligible to the Office of President” is neither irrelevant nor antiquated and originates from the core philosophy of the Declaration of Independence, and U.S. Constitution, and is of the very same origin as our “unalienable rights” as American citizens.

    “Natural born citizen” is a known, static definition, derived from Natural Law,a term of art outside of any Positive Law, hence the reason it needs no definition within the Constitution. This Natural Law involves a “self-evident” status so fundamental to our “unalienable rights” and freedoms, that it is expressed in the very first sentence of the Declaration of Independence: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, …

    A “natural born citizen” is a “self-evident” status upon birth because that offspring could not possibly be a citizen of, and owe allegiance to, any other country or peoples. Natural Born incorporates all aspects of citizenship heritance at birth, including that conveyed by the soil (jus soli) and that conveyed by both parents ‟blood allegiance” (jus sanguinis).

    “Natural Born Citizen”, Not “Citizen”
    The requirement for President in Article II is not "citizen" nor “citizen at birth”, but rather“ natural born citizen". In Alexander Hamilton's first draft of Article II the requirement was indeed only "citizen" or more accurately citizen at birth ("born citizen"). However they did not go with Hamilton's early draft of Article II.

    From the Yale Law Journal [Vol. 97: 881] referencing John Jay’s letter to George Washington leading to the inclusion of “natural born citizen” [8]:On June 18, a little over a month before Jay's letter, Alexander Hamilton submitted a "sketch of a plan of government which 'was meant only to give a more correct view of his ideas, and to suggest the amendments which he should probably propose ... in... future discussion.' "40 Article IX, section 1 of the sketch provided: "No person shall be eligible to the office of President of the United States unless he be now a Citizen of one of the States, or hereafter be born a Citizen of the United States.": "Hamilton's draft, which appears to be an early version of the natural-born citizen clause, contains two distinct ideas: first, that those currently citizens will not be excluded from presidential eligibility, and second, that the President must be born a citizen. What actually transpired over this change in wording , replacing “born a citizen” with“ natural born citizen”, was that the President was no longer to be elected by Congress, but rather by the people, and therefore the office required more stringent safeties regarding the allegiance of the office holder.[12]By selection among the duly qualified and elected Congress, a certain degree of security was established for the office of President. However in transferring the responsibility to the citizens, a more stringent requirement was needed to ensure that any occupant of the Office would have allegiance to Constitutional principle sand American society. Especially given this draft change, it is clearly wrong to equate "natural born citizen" with anyone who is a citizen at birth. Similarly, it is improper to ignore the word "natural" in the phrase "natural born citizen" simply because one has no innate understanding of the meaning of "natural". Again, "natural" in "natural born citizen", in the language of our founding documents and principles, is a “self-evident” status upon birth, owing no allegiance to any other country, and thereby a full participant in this society. Given that the requirements for the Office of President have long been inscribed on parchment, since the founding of this country, it would be unreasonable to assume that the definition of "natural born citizen" was unknown or vague. This same Yale Law Journal article [Vol. 97: 881] recognizes that the only reasonable interpretation of “natural born citizen” would be that held by the founders at the time of ratifying the Constitution, and that this meaning was “clear.”[8]: "Constitutional scholars have traditionally approached the uncertainty surrounding the meaning of the natural-born citizen clause by inquiring into the specific meaningof the term "natural born" at the time of the Constitutional Convention. They conclude that a class of citizens should be considered natural born today only if they ould have been considered natural-born citizens under the law in effect at the time of the framing of the Constitution"(see footnote 8)

    8. These writers assume that the phrase "natural born citizen" was a term of art during the preconstitutional period since the phrase is not defined in either the Constitution or the records of the Constitutional Convention. See Gordon, supra note2, at 2 ("The only explanation for the use of this term is the apparent belief of the Framers that its connotation was clear."); These two conclusions together indicate that 'scholars' believe that the one interpretation of "natural born citizen" by the founders from 200+ years ago remains intact, discernable, and the only valid interpretation today.

    Natural Born Citizen vs. British “Common Law” Natural Born Subject:
    Many reference British Common Law in search for a definitive answer as to the meaning of natural born, and resolve, by that Common Law, the definition of natural born to result from birth on the native soil of a country. Justice Gray does a thorough job of delving into British history in the landmark case of U.S. vs. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898), even going back to Lord Coke and Calvin’s case (1608), some 180 years before this nation’s founding ,and preceding the Ark decision by 290 years.

    However, in truth, Lord Coke’s decision in Calvin’s case is as fundamentally alien to these United States’ founding principles as the rest of British Common Law citizenship. Calvin’s case was landmark in its day, and the early modern common-law mind, for being the first to articulate a theoretical basis for territorial birthright citizenship. Calvin’s Case was not only influential in establishing the citizenship right of American colonials, but also was much later argued as the basis common-law rule for U.S. birthright citizenship. Calvin's Case is the earliest, most influential theoretical articulation by an English court of what came to be the common-law rule that a person's status was vested at birth, and based upon place of birth. .[7] However this recognition of British common law also ignores the inherent conflicts with the fundamental tenets of our Constitution, conflicts so profound philosophically that they were causal in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. In Lord Coke’s decision, the law of the Creator is conflated with the law of England and being lain down via edict to the common man from that divine Crown through the judiciary. Even as described by Justice Gray in Wong Kim Ark, the Coke decision involves feudal concepts of “‘ligealty,’ ‘obedience,’ ‘faith,’ or ‘power’ of the ‘King’”.[11]

    This feudal oblige and extension of the dominion of the Crown to ANY territory held by the King, even making “natural born subjects” of those born in America, contributed to British settlers leaving Britain in the first place and ultimately became a primary factor in the "Declaration of Independence", with colonists declaring themselves free of such an involuntary burden of the Crown while having no protection and no representation. In 1765 the British Jurist William Blackstone recognized the mandate of the Crown having changed the inherent meaning of "natural-born Subject", progressively over time, to be anyone born in British territory, regardless of the parents' allegiance or citizenship. Initially a child was born a natural-born subject if born on British soil, even if the child's parents were aliens. However, Blackstone later wrote in his 1765 Commentaries, the following[2]1:To encourage also foreign commerce, it was enacted by statute 25 Edw. III. st. 2. That all children born abroad, provided both their parents were at the time of the birth in allegiance to the king, and the mother had passed the seas by her husband's consent ,might inherit as if born in England: and accordingly it hath been so adjudged in behalf of merchants. But by several more modern statutes these restrictions are still farther taken off: so that all children, born out of the king's ligeance, whose fathers were natural-born subjects, are now natural-born subjects themselves, to all intents and purposes, without any exception; unless their said fathers were attainted, or banished beyond sea, for high treason; or were then in the service of a prince at enmity with Great Britain. This passage indicates that even those not born on British territory are to be thenceforth considered "natural born" because of blood lineage no less, and for the purpose of trade (aswell as the Treasury), showing that this is not a static understanding of "natural born", but one evolved over time and by “executive” mandate of the Crown – hardly any sort of “common law.”5

    What Gray has represented as British “common law” natural born subject, was not static and was the evolution of Crown dictate over time, expressed in statutory law. This statutory definition is far removed from any sort of natural, “self-evident‟ term employed by the United States in its Constitution. Only 30 years prior to Blackstone’s writings, in 1736, British scholar Matthew Bacon recognized the fundamental meaning of "natural-born Subject" to be: "All those are natural-born Subjects whose Parents, at the Time of their Birth, were under the actual Obedience of our King, and whose Place of Birth was within his dominions." (Matthew Bacon, A New Abridgement of the Law, 1736, Vol 1, pg 77)2

    Not only does this indicate that the place of birth must be within the "dominion" (British territory) itself, but it also indicates that the parents must be under the “actual obedience” of the King. The emphasis on “actual Obedience” seems to strongly differentiate that from a presumed obedience resulting from mere happenstance of birth within the dominion. Given this, those who had foreign allegiance did not give birth on British soil to British natural born subjects. This is definition by Bacon is the same as our own “Natural Law” Definition today, involving (1) the allegiance (citizenship) of both parents and (2) birth within the U.S. territory (dominion).

    In Gray’s majority opinion for Wong Kim Ark, Gray makes two references to natural born citizen which directly conflict with his British common law approach. The first is a reference to Justice Waite’s opinion from Minor vs. Happersett[6], in which Waite refers to a Vattel’s definition of natural born citizen as birth to two citizen parents on country’s soil[10]. In the second, Justice Gray quotes from a pamphlet entitled “Alienigenae of the United States”, by Horace Binney, which used the term "natural born" in connection with a child of a citizen, but not in connection with a child of an alien parent. :The right of citizenship never descends in the legal sense, either by the common law or under the common naturalization acts. It is incident to birth in the country, or it is given personally by statute. The child of an alien, if born in the country, is as much a citizen as the natural born child of a citizen, and by operation of the same principle. (Binney’s statement, as cited by Gray U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark (1898)[11]) While Binney references both children as citizens, only the child born of a citizen is referenced as "natural born".

    Justice Gray’s articulation of British Common Law in Wong Kim Ark regarding U.S. citizenship should be considered nothing short of an abomination, because it is truly runs contrary to the very origins and hard-won principles of this country. While Gray’s argument in Wong Kim Ark has had deleterious effect on citizenship, the case did not affect natural born citizen because Gray never pronounced that a natural born citizen was equivalent to a natural born Subject, despite obviously desiring to do so, and Gray never at all undermined 6 the definition provided by Justice Waite from Minor vs. Happersett. While Wong Kim Ark was pronounced a citizen of the United States, Ark was never declared to be a natural born citizen of the United States. George Mason, called the "Father of the Bill of Rights" and considered one of the "Founding Fathers" of the United States, is widely quoted as saying: The common law of England is not the common law of these states. (Debate in Virginia Ratifying Convention, 19 June 1788) More recently Justice Antonin Scalia confirmed the irrelevancy of British Common Law: The common law is gone. The federal courts never applied the common law and even in the state courts it's codified now. (Audio/Video: Justice Scalia speech, Nov 22, 2008)

    Citizen vs. Subject:
    Those who argue that meaning of “natural born citizen” can be resolved by looking to British common law “natural born Subject” ignore the vast difference between Citizen and Subject. AMichigan Law Review article considers the profound difference between Citizen and Subject[9]: So far we have assumed that the conventional meaning of “natural born citizen” for those learned in the law in the eighteenth century was equivalent to the meaning of “natural born subject” in nineteenth century English law. But is this assumption correct? Does the substitution of the term “citizen” for “subject” alter the meaning of the phrase? And if those learned in the law did recognize a difference, what implications does that have for the meaning of the natural born citizen clause? The distinction between citizens and subjects is reflected in Chief Justice John Jay’s opinion in Chisholm v. Georgia, the first great constitutional case decided after the ratification of the Constitution of 1789: “[A]t the Revolution, the sovereignty devolved on the people; and they are truly the sovereigns of the country, but they are sovereigns without subjects. . . .”

    Justice James Wilson confirmed Jay’s articulation of the opposition between subjects and citizens. The term “citizen” reflects the notion that individual citizens are the soil, and via “blood” heritance from the parents. While both British common law “natural born subject” and American “natural born citizen” might be said to involve “birthright” citizenship, the former involves an unequal obligation to the Crown and the latter involves natural, self-evident recognition of at-birth conditions of the citizen, with that citizen being sovereign, and a full member of American society having no allegiance to any other society.

    Supreme Court Opinion:
    While there are deviations from the Natural Law definition of “natural born”, these deviations have generally been asserted on the state rather than federal level and part of court “obiter dicta” , offered without any supporting legal argument. Both British common law and American statutory history involve such assertions, yet these do not change the fundamental meaning of “natural born”, as it is exerting statutory definition on a term outside of Positive Law, when it is resolved by natural, self-evident means.

    Not surprisingly the first 100+ years of this country’s history are spanned by Supreme Court opinions clearly indicating the definition of natural born citizen, and repeatedly indicating the same reference consulted by our founders as they authored the Constitution in Carpenter's Hall, that reference being Emmerich de Vattel's "Law of Nations".

    1814 The Venus, 12 U.S. (8 Cranch) 253, 289 (1814) (Marshall, C.J., concurring) (cites Vattel’s definition of natural born citizens);

    1830 Shanks vs. Dupont, 28 U.S. 242, 245 (1830) (same definition without citing Vattel);

    1875 Minor vs. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, 167-68 (1875) (same definition without citing Vattel);

    1879 Ex parte Reynolds, 1879, 5 Dill., 394, 402 (same definition and cites Vattel);

    1890 United States vs. Ward, 42 F.320 (C.C.S.D. Cal. 1890) (same definition and cites Vattel);

    1898 U.S. vs. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) (same definition and C.J, Fuller’s dissent confirming Vattel’s definition of a “natural born Citizen” );

    1899 Keith vs. U.S., 8 Okla. 446; 58 P. 507 (Okla. 1899) (common law rule that the offspring of free persons followed the condition of the father was applied to determine the citizenship status of a child);
  • Obama Reportedly Unaware of World Leader Phone Tapping

    10/28/2013 12:13:23 PM PDT · 84 of 100
    DustyMoment to lbryce
    Obama Reportedly Unaware of World Leader Phone Tapping

    Obama Unaware

    NOW it's correct!!

  • Rand Paul, Bill Clinton wade into Virginia governor's race

    10/28/2013 12:04:28 PM PDT · 6 of 11
    DustyMoment to Maelstorm

    This is great news for Cuccinelli!! Every candidate that Bubba has ‘endorsed’ in the past has gone down in defeat!!

    So, when McAwful shakes Bubba’s hand, he might as well kiss the Godfather’s ring and be prepared for a bullet to his campaign!!

  • GM Dealers Say Low Demand, Not Lack of Supply Explain Poor Truck Sales

    10/28/2013 11:43:45 AM PDT · 23 of 52
    DustyMoment to jazusamo
    GM Dealers Say Low Demand, Not Lack of Supply Explain Poor Truck Sales

    Yeah, maybe your manufacturer should have taken bankruptcy instead of letting zero screw the investors AND the taxpayers! And, maybe zero shouldn't have tried turning GM into VW like Hitler did. And, maybe GM should have paid back ALL of the money they got from the taxpayers instead of going on TV and lying about how they paid it all back.

    Payback's a biatch!!

  • Dream Chaser spaceship test article damaged during 1st Free-Flight Drop Test

    10/27/2013 9:24:24 PM PDT · 16 of 17
    DustyMoment to BenLurkin
    A report at NASA Spaceflight.com indicated that the Dream Chaser “flipped over on the runway” after touchdown.

    An ANOMALY!!??? What has to happen for it to be called a "crash"??

  • Immigration reform rally draws hundreds to Wyandanch

    10/27/2013 9:21:22 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    DustyMoment to moonshinner_09
    The marchers, who stepped off at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church and stopped half a mile away at the U.S. Post Office branch in Wyandanch, carried signs that read "Stop the Deportations" and "Immigrants are all God's children."

    Seriously!?? 'Wyandanch' and 'Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church'?? Is this from the Onion??

  • Sen. Joe Manchin: Obamacare can work if everyone gets on board

    10/27/2013 9:16:57 PM PDT · 11 of 83
    DustyMoment to Tailgunner Joe
    Sen. Joe Manchin: Obamacare can work if everyone gets on board

    What a maroon!! Socialism works if everyone is on board! Mass murder works if everyone is on board! Communism/Nazism/Fascism works if everyone is on board!

    What collection of nimrods elected this maroon to Congress!??

  • Another Obamacare glitch: Data center shuts down

    10/27/2013 5:28:22 PM PDT · 13 of 76
    DustyMoment to xzins

    It is clear that the “fixes” currently in-work on the ZeroCare website are going to be little more than applying bandaids to a gaping wound and hoping that they will stop the bleeding!

    With an estimated 500 million lines of code, I don’t believe that they can adequately fix the problems in the time allotted. John McAfee observed (rightly so) that (1) the whole thing needs to be scrapped and re-done and (2) these websites are a hackers dream!

    Every bandaid they apply to the current site will only expose new problems. All zero is doing is a little symbolism over substance and throwing more of our money down a black hole!!

  • Right flanks join to push conservative goals

    10/27/2013 5:21:25 PM PDT · 4 of 9
    DustyMoment to mandaladon
    . . . . a bicameral GOP caucus has emerged as a congressional power bloc increasingly comfortable with trying to seize the driver’s seat of the Republican agenda. Building on the foundation laid by tea party godfather Jim DeMint, the right flanks of the House and Senate have been getting together for months — or in some cases years — to design an agenda around trimming food stamp benefits, impairing Obamacare, hacking away at spending and other reliable red meat.

    I'll reserve judgment until I see proof positive that these folks are actually able to work together to wrest control of the GOP from The GOPe. So far, the only thing the Bawlin' Boehner and McConnell wing of the GOPe has been able to do as a group is find better ways to cave to zero and/or Hairy Reed and the Dems.

    While Sen. Cruz is a definite force to be reckoned with, I fear that too many others in the GOPe (RINOs) are too comfortable being Dem doormats and will oppose anything that threatens to change the status quo!!

  • Chris Christie: I Never Hugged Obama

    10/27/2013 5:10:07 PM PDT · 3 of 49
    DustyMoment to Innovative
    Chris Christie: I Never Hugged Obama

    Clearly, Tubby did too much LSD and pot in college.

    It leads to memory loss. Perhaps if someone showed him the tape . . . . . .

  • Meghan McCain says tea party has dad ‘depressed’ and ‘frustrated’

    10/26/2013 9:41:12 AM PDT · 119 of 121
    DustyMoment to null and void
    It will be less “depressing” and “frustrating” than getting REJECTED BY THE VOTERS!

    Ya know, after being re-elected so many times, I'm not sure that the AZ voters WILL toss him out on his keester. For some reason, they seem to think his "maverick" style represents them.

    I don't get it.

  • Video: ObamaCare meltdown raises serious questions about being unmanageable, says … David Gregory

    10/26/2013 9:38:53 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    DustyMoment to Ernest_at_the_Beach
    Try 500 million lines of code.

    You're right, I missed adding the two 0s to my 5.

    Stupid keyboard!! It knew I meant 500 million!! :-)

  • Video: ObamaCare meltdown raises serious questions about being unmanageable, says … David Gregory

    10/25/2013 8:04:39 PM PDT · 8 of 23
    DustyMoment to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    John McAfee postulated recently that the only way to fix the ZeroCare website is to scrap the current product and start over. He’s right. With more than 5 million lines of code, what is going to happen between now and the end of November is a bazillion band-aids will be applied that may or may not work. And, a fix in one area may cause 5 more problems to crop up!!

    zero can apply all the lipstick he wants to this pig but, at the end of the day, it will still be a pig!

  • Sen. Ron Johnson to Introduce the ‘If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep it Act’

    10/25/2013 7:55:52 PM PDT · 13 of 42
    DustyMoment to sheikdetailfeather

    Sounds like too little, too late. With all the lead time for ZeroCare, he should have been ahead of the curve months or even years ago.

    Besides, the Hairy Reed ‘Rats will never let it pass!

  • Meghan McCain says tea party has dad ‘depressed’ and ‘frustrated’

    10/25/2013 7:52:51 PM PDT · 18 of 121
    DustyMoment to Altura Ct.

    Meghan, honey, maybe you’re dad is “depressed” and “frustrated” because he is so wrong on so many issues.

    Suggest he retire . . . . . . . . for the good of the country!

  • Speaker Boehner hopeful of immigration action this year

    10/25/2013 9:37:03 AM PDT · 13 of 28
    DustyMoment to jimbo123
    Boehner publicly and privately raised the possibility of a House vote although he faces strong opposition from tea partyers even more resistant to giving President Barack Obama a domestic achievement after the recent rancorous fight over the partial government shutdown.

    Boehner publicly and privately raised the possibility of a House vote although he faces strong opposition from tea partyers even more resistant to caving to President Barack Obama with a domestic achievement after the recent rancorous fight over the partial government shutdown.

  • 'The Pornography of Meat': School offers course exploring connection between misogyny and meat

    10/24/2013 3:58:05 PM PDT · 7 of 80
    DustyMoment to Libloather

    Faux liberal intellectualism passing as philosophical genius.

    Makes me ill that so many are suckered into this crap!

  • Those Intransigent Democrats: Political fights are risky, unattractive, tough — and a necessity...

    10/24/2013 3:14:42 PM PDT · 2 of 2
    DustyMoment to neverdem
    Today’s politics are defined by disagreement. Republicans and Democrats have irreconcilable values from which spring different goals that must be accomplished to avert catastrophe. It’s a clash and it’s potent enough to turn even the quotidian business of passing a continuing resolution into a fight over priorities.

    The problem between the left and the right has been getting worse since the 80s. Run-of-the-mill Dems are bad enough but, the current schism between Dems and 'Pubbies began with zero's arrogant attitude that Republicans no longer drive the car, they can ride in the backseat.

    zero has resisted every effort that conservative Tea Partiers and GOPe politicians have made to try to compromise with him during both his first term and, now, his second. Hairy Reed Dems in the Senate have made it clear that virtually every initiative Republicans try to pass is dead before it ever leaves their hands.

    The intransigence of elected politicians, regardless of which party, is only widening the discord and the schism that is spreading across America. We are no longer "one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all" but, instead, we are becoming the unthinkable - a very divided country comprised of organizations whose goals are increasingly more mutually exclusive of each other.

    America is currently a simmering cauldron of anger, disillusionment and frustration. People on both sides of the political spectrum are being drawn to one or the other hardline position and each increasingly sees compromise as surrender.

    None of this bodes well for the future of our beloved country. And, our choices are becoming more limited with every passing day.

  • Obamacare Redefines the Shutdown (suddenly Obamacare isn't settled law)

    10/24/2013 11:59:44 AM PDT · 12 of 21
    DustyMoment to Ray76
    When are Repubs going to tell Obama that he can’t change the law?

    Ummmm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I'm guessing never!??

  • How Chief Justice Roberts Saved America in His Obamacare Ruling

    10/23/2013 5:14:10 PM PDT · 10 of 58
    DustyMoment to dontreadthis
    Then Roberts did this amazing, totally judicial thing that no one else can possibly do except someone with his vast power at their fingertips - he actually looked up the law that Obamacare quoted. And when he did, he found that subchapter B of chapter 68, specifically at § 6671 (a), says: The penalties and liabilities provided by this subchapter shall be ... assessed and collected in the same manner as taxes. ...any reference in this title to "tax" imposed by this title shall be deemed also to refer to the penalties and liabilities provided by this subchapter.

    Then, after reading these actual laws cited by Obamacare itself, Roberts made this blockbuster observation: "The requirement to pay is found in the Internal Revenue Code and enforced by the IRS, which-as we previously explained-must assess and collect it "in the same manner as taxes."

    I read as much as I could tolerate of this nitwit. My opinion of Roberts isn't changed by this article which selectively ignores certain aspects of Roberts' actions.

    In essence, what Roberts did was legislate from the bench, something that Judge Bork noted was a growing problem during his approval hearing. He also played semantics with the words "penalties" and "taxes". After twisting and turning his opinion every which way, CJ Roberts arrived at his now infamous convoluted ruling that stuck us all with this pig legislation.

    The nitwit who wrote this article ignores the thousands of pages of legal analysis following Roberts' ruling that highlighted how far he had to go around the bend to make a very poor, very weak argument to allow ZeroCare to become law. Dozens of legal analysts far more educated and experienced than nitwit all agreed that Roberts had more twists and turns in his opinion than pretzel dough, but nitwit thinks he knows better.

  • Carney blames Republicans for healthcare.gov testing failure [VIDEO]

    10/22/2013 9:59:00 PM PDT · 10 of 30
    DustyMoment to Nachum

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    Wake me up if this thugocracy ever comes up with someone new to blame for their failures or even (gasp!) . . . . . . . . . . accepts the blame themselves!

  • Jerky treat mystery: Nearly 600 pets dead; still no source, FDA says

    10/22/2013 11:18:38 AM PDT · 18 of 47
    DustyMoment to Slings and Arrows

    We have been suspicious of any food products coming out of China and took our animals off of these things long ago.

  • Should Hillary be Worried About Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer?

    10/22/2013 9:13:54 AM PDT · 15 of 19
    DustyMoment to Hot Tabasco
    All those issues have been addressed and swept away long ago.......

    No, they weren't. HitLIARy did her usual duck, bob and weave to avoid answering those questions satisfactorily. And, any conservative POTUS candidate that wants to win will pin her down and ask the questions again and again and again.

    She still won't answer them satisfactorily, but the point is to bring them back into the public's memory along with her infamous "we're going to take things away from you" line.

  • Should Hillary be Worried About Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer?

    10/21/2013 9:57:39 PM PDT · 5 of 19
    DustyMoment to 2ndDivisionVet
    Should Hillary be Worried About Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer?

    HitLIARy should be worried about having to answer questions about Benghazi, Whitewater, Travelgate, USAttorneygate, Vince Foster, Huma, and her endorsement of ZeroCare.

    Should she manage to leap THOSE hurdles, THEN she can worry about Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer!

  • Got this via email... Speaker Pelosi

    10/21/2013 7:24:07 PM PDT · 18 of 26
    DustyMoment to null and void

    Ya know, it’s a wonderful thing to vent and bluster against RINOs and talk about sending them packing or standing them against a wall. However, it is altogether something else to do it.

    I have been among you saying I wouldn’t vote for a single incumbent again, only to find myself having to eat my words, choke on my vomit and vote for the same sellouts over and over again. Why? Because there isn’t anyone else to elect. Our elections are rigged so that we either vote for the other guy, or we vote for the guy we can’t stand.

    If we truly want to unload the RINOs and deadwood, we have to provide an alternative. Maybe that’s you, or someone you know. If we just sit around at our keyboards venting and doing nothing, guess what? A year from next month we’re going to be choking on our vomit and voting to re-elect the guy we don’t want.

    They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Well, that’s us. Every 2 years we re-elect the same people and we’re surprised that we end up with the same despicable people in Congress. There’s only one way to break this cycle - are you the one??

    Of course, there’s a long time to go until November 2014 and a lot can happen in the meantime. America is angry and in an ugly mood. We have been sold out and enslaved by our government and we don’t understand that we have lost the philosophical battle. That means we have to win the war - the looming civil war.

    As soon as enough of us throw open our window and scream “I’m mad as h%ll and I’m not gonna take it anymore”, we can begin the war to re-establish the America we grew up in; the America ruled not by thugs but by the Constitution and the rule of law. An America that, once again, is the beacon of liberty and freedom in the world in contrast to the dozens of tinpot Obama-style dictators around the world.

    But, nothing will change until we open our windows and scream. And, don’t bother to open your window and scream if you’re not ready to back it up with action.

  • Will There Be Blood?

    10/21/2013 9:21:31 AM PDT · 51 of 70
    DustyMoment to FiddlePig

    I have been saying since before zero was elected that our government is irreparably broken. 5 years later, media “pundits” are starting to agree with me.

    We are rapidly building to a perfect storm that will end in Civil War, the Sequel. I don’t see any other outcome unless conservatives capitulate and self-report to leftist “re-education” camps.

    This is what zero and the left have brought us to.

    Always remember that elections have consequences and when people who have no stake in the government (don’t pay taxes), they will always support the thug that buys then breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  • CNN poll shows majority opposed to GOP House control, Obama approval 44/52

    10/21/2013 9:14:07 AM PDT · 30 of 116
    DustyMoment to SeekAndFind

    First, it’s CNN and second, they probably oversampled leftists and low information (shudder) “voters”.

  • Obamacare Threatens to Implode - Its software problems might get ironed out. Or they might not.

    10/20/2013 6:11:11 PM PDT · 61 of 65
    DustyMoment to o2bfree
    Two different things; complete opposites in fact.

    I disagree. The RINOs wanted to fund ZeroCare so they could still go to the Dems' cocktail parties. Conservatives had only part of the equation right - defunding the pig. Delaying it for a year only gives zero a year to fix it, something I believe that the conservatives never considered.

    IMO, the conservatives believed that if they could delay it for a year, that was a year they had to work on getting it defunded. I don't think they ever considered the alternative that zero and crew would use that year to fix the piece of crap. It was Boehner and McConnell who thought they were tossing zero a bone by delaying it for a year if he would approve the bill the House passed. And, I don't think that most Republicans would consider either Bawlin' Boehner or McConnell "conservatives".

  • Authorities probe threat against Cruz (Video)

    10/20/2013 1:42:25 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    DustyMoment to yoe

    If Holder’s Dept. of (In)Justice is conducting the “investigation”, they won’t find any substance to the threats.

    Now, if Crus were African-American, however .. . . . . . . .

  • U.S. Marines training al-Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadists in Saudi Arabia

    10/20/2013 1:39:56 PM PDT · 14 of 44
    DustyMoment to george76

    Freedom Outpost News had an article the other day asking if civil war was upon us following the sellout over the shutdown and debt ceiling. I believe that we ARE in a civil war, we’re just not shooting at each other, YET!

    It is beyond clear that zero and his “administration”, the Dem Party and their RINO fellow travelers are out of control and doing everything they can that the majority of taxpayers and voters oppose. This is the very scenario the Founding Fathers tried to avert when they created the Constitution and, before the ink was dry on the original document, greedy politicians began plotting ways to undermine it.

    Well, they have succeeded. For all intents and purposes, the Constitution is trash and we are letting these traitors wipe their feet on it! The rule of law is dead and the thugocracy is in control.

    And, all we will ever do is sit around going “we’ll get’em next time”, meaning the next election. Well, the thugs have finally figured out how to stuff the ballot boxes and CHEAT the next election. They keep proving it.

    But, we take comfort in knowing that “we’ll get’em next time.”

    (sigh)

  • Lew: Obama "Frustrated" By Snags In Healthcare Rollout (But Not Crony Contractors!)

    10/20/2013 1:25:19 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    DustyMoment to JPG

    WELL DONE!!!

    A PERFECT analogy!!

    (Take 4 pats on the back out of petty cash and the rest of the day off!)

  • Lew: Obama "Frustrated" By Snags In Healthcare Rollout (But Not Crony Contractors!)

    10/20/2013 9:02:11 AM PDT · 7 of 15
    DustyMoment to whitedog57
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said that President Obama is “frustrated” by snags in the Obamacare rollout.

    Seriously?? Snags!? This piece of crap has more than "snags", it is unraveling before their eyes!!

  • Obamacare Could Go Way of Prohibition

    10/20/2013 8:59:43 AM PDT · 18 of 36
    DustyMoment to ReaganÃœberAlles

    God willing (and the Creek don’t rise), the ZeroCare debacle ill cost a LOT of entrenched Dems and RINOS their political positions next year.

    The only question is - Can we fill those seats with Tea Party conservatives who will defund/repeal this dreck law??

    The candidates for those seats need to be campaigning NOW!!

  • Paperless Problems: Doctors Hurting From Obamacare’s Digital Record Mandate

    10/19/2013 8:09:09 PM PDT · 30 of 30
    DustyMoment to Mygirlsmom

    OMG!! I’m glad that your dad survived the idiot who laid him flat, but that’s scary. This is exactly a situation in which paper records kept in his chart at the foot of his bed are far more necessary than the razzle dazzle of highly vulnerable digital files.

    With a paper record, they can put a note in big, bold letters on the front not to lay him flat. Even a moron would have a hard time missing that note.

    Prayers up.

  • Obamacare Threatens to Implode - Its software problems might get ironed out. Or they might not.

    10/19/2013 10:49:45 AM PDT · 14 of 65
    DustyMoment to neverdem
    “At what point,” she asks, “do we admit that the system just isn’t working well enough, roll it back, and delay the whole thing for a year?”

    NO!! Make them go through it and let it be the disaster it is becoming. If it is delayed for a year, it gives them time to fix it and the Dems come away with a major coup.

    Right now, the conservatives need ZeroCare to fail on an astronomical level so that voters remember in 2014 the disastrous crap that was shoved down their throats by Dems. That's how conservatives (hopefully, Tea Partiers) will make major gains in the mid-terms!!

  • Paperless Problems: Doctors Hurting From Obamacare’s Digital Record Mandate

    10/19/2013 9:03:02 AM PDT · 27 of 30
    DustyMoment to Mygirlsmom

    I hope your dad is ok and back with his family.

    My sister is an RN and the stories she has told us about hospitals are enough to curl your hair. The stories underscore the old (black humor) “joke” - What do you call the person who graduates from medical school with a C average?

    Doctor!

    Good luck and God bless.

  • Paperless Problems: Doctors Hurting From Obamacare’s Digital Record Mandate

    10/18/2013 3:29:56 PM PDT · 10 of 30
    DustyMoment to grundle

    I’m not a fan of digital healthcare records. Hackers and scammers have proved countless times that they can get information from supposedly “secure” servers with very little trouble.

    The whole ZeroCare idea is little more than a giant disaster in the making.