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  • There is a difference ...

    07/12/2011 7:03:29 PM PDT · by Rurudyne · 4 replies
    7-12-2011 | Rurudyne
    There is a difference between these two statements, one of which may be familiar to some forumites hereabout.... The power to tax must be adequate to address the Powers to appropriate. Taxes can never accomplish the objects for which they were collected unless the power to appropriate is as broad as the power to tax. The former may be considered a summation of the explanation of the language in A1:S8:C1 given by Madison and others to the several States before the ratification of the Constitution. This view holds that the terms "common Defence" or "general Welfare" are described by the...
  • My Letter to the Texas Attorney General ...

    03/23/2010 11:13:33 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 6 replies · 753+ views
    To the Honorable Greg Abbot, Attorney General of the State of Texas Hello, Sir I hope this day finds you and yours doing well. My name is **** **** **** and I live in ******** *******, Texas. I am writing you today because of a concern I have with any suit brought against the federal government's plan to 'reform' the heath insurance industry (which they have called 'health care reform'). My concern is that any arguments made should address a few points which, though you are certainly well aware of, I would like to bring up. So if only on...
  • If there really is a 'general Welfare' clause then why ...

    03/20/2010 11:05:24 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 27 replies · 769+ views
    If there really is a 'general Welfare' clause then why doesn't the language of the 10th Amendment mirror that of the 9th to read: 'The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain Powers, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others deemed necessary to provide for the common Defence and promote the general Welfare of the United States of America.'? ... but instead reads: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." I mean, since the 10th Amendment was in no...
  • Discombobamulate

    08/15/2009 10:43:43 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 4 replies · 293+ views
    2009-08-15 | Rurudyne
    Discombobamulate verb, humorous to disconcert or confuse someone on account of manipulations of President Obama's name variations: Discombobamulation: the act of promulgating manipulations of President Obama's name Discombobamulated: to suffer emotional distress over manipulations of President Obama's name
  • Do the People really establish their government or ...

    08/02/2009 7:05:19 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 69 replies · 2,037+ views
    Do We the People really establish our government or is the government 'self-establishing'? Let me explain the basis for the question. The 10th Amendment is an interesting article because of more than just the fact that it advances the idea of delegated powers. Certainly it reserves any powers not so delegated to the several States — excepting those few expressly forbidden to the States in the federal Constitution. Most of the time when people talk about the 10th Amendment this is as far as it goes where their presented logics are concerned and they essentially fail to address the full...
  • Obama Song Brings Back Memories

    10/03/2008 8:59:09 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 26 replies · 1,220+ views
    Arabs for Israel ^ | 10/3/2008 | Nonie Darwish
    Obama Song Brings Back Memories By Nonie Darwish | 10/3/2008 I was born and raised as a Muslim in the Middle East and lived for 30 years in oppressive dictatorships and police states. I remember the daily bombardment on Arab radio of praise and songs of adoration of the Egyptian dictator president Gamal Abdel Nasser. ‘Ya Gamal ya Habib Al Malayeen, ya Gamal,’ that is Arabic for Gamal beloved by millions and the song goes on to say, we are following you in your road and mission. Day in and day out songs like that was chanted by Egyptian...
  • Rurudyne's "Tour of Doody" Bumper Sticker

    07/24/2008 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 6 replies · 54+ views
    With the press dubbing Senator Obama's trip as a "Tour of Duty" I was inspired to cobble together this png file for a 3x10 bumper sticker (blanks can be obtained at Office Depot, I believe). It's resolution is 150 ppi. The phone nunber in the disclaimer is really "so sue me". Also, here is an older, smaller png that is only 75x300 and is good for web use:
  • The President Song

    05/19/2008 8:28:00 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 11 replies · 123+ views
    today | Rurudyne ... sorta
    The President Song Senator Obama: Day after day here in the U.S. Senate People just don't understand the stress Now that we're in control ... sure the cafeteria is the best, but ... But I never really wanted to do this job in the first place! Share the stage with 113 other preening bumbling nere-do-wells! I... I wanted to be... THE PRESIDENT! (piano vamp) Leaping from issue to issue! As they come down the mighty rivers of Public Opinion! With my best girl by my side! The War on Poverty! The Economy! The Global Warming Crisis! Disarmament! And Saving the...
  • Rurudyne's Daily Global Cooling Watch

    02/13/2008 7:53:28 AM PST · by Rurudyne · 449 replies · 2,608+ views
    Brits at their Best ^ | January 31, 2008 | unattributed
    Sun's low magnetic activity may portend an ice age The Canadian Space Agency’s radio telescope has been reporting Flux Density Values so low they will mean a mini ice age if they continue. Like the number of sunspots, the Flux Density Values reflect the Sun’s magnetic activity, which affects the rate at which the Sun radiates energy and warmth. CSA project director Ken Tapping calls the radio telescope that supplies NASA and the rest of the world with daily values of the Sun’s magnetic activity a “stethoscope on the Sun”. In this case, however, it is the “doctor” whose health...
  • Regurgitating the Apple: How Modern Liberals "Think"

    02/09/2008 10:52:51 PM PST · by Rurudyne · 166 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 10 2007 | Evan Sayet
    EVAN SAYET I call myself a 9/13 Republican. I grew up a liberal New York Jew; you don't get much more liberal than that--although it was lower-case "l," not what's considered Liberal today. I graduated from high school knowing only one thing about politics: that Democrats are good and Republicans are evil. I tell a story. It's not a true story, but it helps crys­tallize my thinking that brought me to become a conservative. I say: Imagine being in a restaurant with an old friend, and you're catching up, and suddenly he blurts out, "I hate my wife." You chuckle...
  • Hell: the Worm and the Fire

    11/10/2006 9:20:15 PM PST · by Rurudyne · 18 replies · 485+ views
    Hell––a bone of contention in our culture that often sees an everlasting state of punishment as somehow too sadistic and too cruel ... therefore a state of being that many hotly reject. I have something to suggest about the nature and severity of that punishment and I should be very clear that this is an analysis––MY ANALYSIS––and not a statement of vital doctrine. There are two principal torments indicated in scripture: the worm and the fire. The worm is within and the fire is without. Of the worm: I suggest that this is the "itch" to sin. I've often seen...
  • "Thai coup brings hope for south" ... democracy dies amidst applause

    11/04/2006 10:34:43 AM PST · by Rurudyne · 1 replies · 151+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 2006/10/18 15:42:35 GMT | Kate McGeown
    Despite the sudden change in government after last month's coup, there has been little obvious difference in Thailand's troubled south. The litany of bombings and shootings has continued, with more than 12 people reported dead in the past week. But local Thais have mostly welcomed the coup, seeing it as a glimmer of hope on an otherwise bleak horizon. "People are mostly happy about what happened - they are optimistic that things will now get better," said Srisompob Jitpiromsri, a political scientist in the southern province of Pattani. Even foreign analysts, many of whom have misgivings about last month's...
  • The Perversion of Our Laws

    10/13/2006 11:09:53 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 33 replies · 1,033+ views
    First let me say that the legal profession HAS inflicted an incalculable harm on this nation in the manner in which they have exercised stewardship over our laws. Part and parcel of the problem with our legal system is that it no longer happens in a language that is actually English. Sure, it uses words and syntax that are similar to ordinary speech, but the usage and logic form a specialized jargon that only lawyers tend to have mastery of. The use of this jargon, this legalese, was justified by the stated desire for precision in legal matters; however, it...
  • The Constitution and Gay Marriage, such as it is...

    06/12/2006 7:04:10 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 17 replies · 726+ views
    University of Missouri-Kansas School of Law ^ | December 1872 term | Justices Miler, Field & Bradley
    I would like to offer a thought: the only reason that we are in this situation with gay marriage is that we have a perverted legal class. Please follow me: it is reasonable for the Court to examine Acts of Congress or of the President to see if these fall within the range of their enumerated powers. It is also reasonable to assume that, legislators being mere mortals after all, that any law may have implied penumbras if said law is to function according to original intent, or even function at all. Further, it is reasonable at assert when laws...
  • Genesis ... a novel for your enjoyment.

    06/09/2006 5:50:13 PM PDT · by Rurudyne · 8 replies · 296+ views
    Shivae Studios Forums ^ | June 2, 2006 | Ruic Coil
    Transformers: Genesis actually. Years ago I was reading philosophy and watching daytime cartoons and out of this unlikely combination I told myself a story as an effort to explore the concepts I was reading about. As a result, this is not your average fanfic. It is set a long, looooong time ago in Cybertron's Golden Age. There are absolutely NO humans mentioned (except in the forward, which briefly speculates on if South Park's creators had made the old Transformers show). Expect to be entertained and maybe even challenged. The worst you can say is it was worth everything you paid...

    05/07/2006 10:38:46 PM PDT · by Rurudyne · 8 replies · 345+ views
    Recently I put up an essay on deviantART that may be of interest to anyone who has a BLOG, EXPECIALLY if they sometimes become a bit ... political. Now, a fellow by the "name" of Spctrghst offered a comment that had me respond in an effort to clarify my statements. If you have any of the same problems he had (don't know if I answered his issues yet) then maybe (hopefuly) my responce to his comment will be helpful. Here's the full text what I'd first posted (follow the link to the original article and my response to Spctrghst): Congress...
  • 2005: Goobers in Politics Law

    09/08/2005 9:54:36 AM PDT · by Rurudyne · 18 replies · 472+ views
    Given statements I've read here and there (that the President should have ignored the Constitution and taken charge of a Democrat controlled state) I would propose this very simple law to allow a future president to take just such a course of action... 2005 Goobers in Politics LawIn the event of an impending natural disaster, when it becomes evident that local leaders are either slow or incapable of reacting in a timely fashion in order the safe guard the lives of the people who elected them: The President of the United States shall have Power to declare such individuals "Goobers":...
  • To people looking at a hurricane

    08/28/2005 9:11:00 PM PDT · by Rurudyne · 272+ views
    My Mom's a FEMA trainer. She told me today that if you're looking at the hurricane you can, because President Bush declared the emergency when he did, apply to FEMA to cover your hotel cost if your house gets damaged. So you folks in harms way, please leave for safer elevations and don't use money as an excuse to stay.
  • Hello, I'm starting "slow": Intelligent Design and its implications

    08/25/2005 10:11:22 PM PDT · by Rurudyne · 90 replies · 1,324+ views
    Hi! I'm new here and this is my first post here so I'm starting "slow". My topic is "intellegent design" as it relates to evolution. A topic which has appeared in the news recently in the wake of the President's commented that it should be taught in public schools. I have posted on this topic in the Hannity boards and have found some of misunderstanding there (at least on the part of a number of forumites) as to what intelligent design is and what its scientific merits are. The short, short version is that intelligent design is not scientific (in...