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  • Cruz citizenship case should be tried in court of public opinion ("the political question doctrine")

    01/19/2016 12:05:02 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/19/15 | Akhil Reed Amar
    (snip) The problem is not, as some commentators have claimed, a legal doctrine known as "standing" -- a rule that requires that a person who comes to court must have a proper legal interest at stake in the litigation. Rather, the biggest barrier is a principle of judicial restraint known as "the political question doctrine." A key idea underlying this doctrine is that the Constitution itself, in its text or spirit, sometimes takes a certain sort of constitutional question away from ordinary courts and makes some other decision-maker the real judge -- a special court for a special question. In...
  • Zot Is the Health of the State

    04/09/2010 11:29:45 AM PDT · by fascistsoup · 79 replies · 1,771+ views
    Fascist Soup ^ | 4/9/2010 | Michael Suede
    "…The more terrifying the occasion for defense, the closer will become the organization and the more coercive the influence upon each member of the herd. War sends the current of purpose and activity flowing down to the lowest level of the herd, and to its most remote branches. All the activities of society are linked together as fast as possible to this central purpose of making a military offensive or a military defense, and the State becomes what in peacetimes it has vainly struggled to become—the inexorable arbiter and determinant of men’s business and attitudes and opinions…" -Randolph Bourne Dear...
  • Obama to give speech on financial crisis Monday

    09/10/2009 5:10:32 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 73 replies · 1,743+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 10, 2009 | Jeff Mason and Ross Colvin
    U.S. President Barack Obama will give a speech about the financial crisis on Monday, marking the anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the White House said. "He will discuss the aggressive steps the Administration has taken to bring the economy back from the brink
  • Do NOT take the man's smokes!!

    02/09/2009 9:22:31 PM PST · by brycemax · 6 replies · 1,509+ views
    Smoking may be politically incorrect and bad for a politician's image, but consider the alternative! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thank you!
  • Evolution as Described by the Second Law of Thermodynamics

    08/11/2008 11:22:05 AM PDT · by Soliton · 73 replies · 2,223+ views ^ | August 11, 2008 | Lisa Zyga
    By viewing evolution as the motion of energy flows toward a stationary state (entropy), evolution can be explained by the second law of thermodynamics, a law which conventionally describes physical systems. In this view, a cheetah serves as an energy transfer mechanism, and beneficial mutations allow the animal to transfer more energy within its environment, helping even out the energy.
  • Unnngh..

    10/05/2004 11:42:29 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 4,725 replies · 73,100+ views
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: Katherine Prudhomme confronts Hillary over Broaddrick rape, is threatened with arrest

    07/13/2007 8:59:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 407 replies · 31,342+ views
    Katherine Prudhomme ^ | July 13, 2007 | Katherine Prudhomme
    <p>HERE'S THE NEW YORK TIMES STORY. Gee, no mention of the confrontation.. Here is the WMUR story.</p> <p>How is it that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the smartest woman in the world, does not know who Juanita Broaddrick is?</p> <p>Earlier today I spoke with Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien, our own KPfromDerryNH. I knew she was heading for a showdown with Hillary today and didn't know if they would even let her into the event. She became somewhat famous for challenging Al Gore at a townhall meeting in New Hampshire in late 1999. Kath asked Gore if she believed Juanita Broaddrick, and Gore claimed he knew nothing about the story.</p>
  • US Government Office Of Property Disposal GSA

    08/20/2006 3:04:02 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 1 replies · 539+ views
    Further Property Description: IFB / Sale No.: 1PR-06-05 Property Address: 111 West Huron Ave Buffalo, NY 14202 Type of the Property: COMMERCIAL Property Address: 1 mile WSW of Kent Point, offshore,Chesapeake Bay Kent Point, MD Type of the Property: OTHER Type of the Structure: Offshore lighthouse, structure only Potential Usage: recreational, museum
  • Protest Warriors sleeping with the enemy?

    04/23/2006 9:40:17 PM PDT · by T_M_P · 105 replies · 2,058+ views
    Protest Warrior forums ^ | 04/24/06 | T_M_P
    It seems that a "clean up" has taken place at the Protest Warriors Forum. They have banned several of there conservative members that supposedly had been posting gay pornography, starting personal attack topics against users, and/or spamming the forum. I have been a member of Protest Warrior for almost three years and have not seen one of the people mentioned ever post "gay porn", and the only time they have ever insulted or attacked anyone from the forum was in self defense. Most of the banned did have strong conviction when it came to homosexuality. Obviously there are quite a...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"

    09/09/2005 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Kay · 36 replies · 2,876+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 9/9/05 | Janice On RUSH show
    Janice, an African American woman, age 55, is all fired up against the Democrats in Louisiana. Said "I bet you those buses were running on election day!"
  • How will an Islamic rule in Iraq benefit the US?

    08/22/2005 5:13:37 AM PDT · by thorlock · 132 replies · 2,880+ views
    I am an independent and have become uneasy about what is happening in Iraq. The constitutional crises now going on is pitting the various factions against each other. What bothers me the most, however, is the fact that Iraq is on it's way to becoming a country ruled by islamofacists. I realize this was not our goal, but the reality is our policy there has created a situation that does exactly the opposite of what we wanted. How does this benefit the US?
  • New Asia-Pacific climate plan (US, China, India, S. Korea, Australia secret pact to replace Kyoto)

    07/26/2005 10:12:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 586+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 27, 2005 | Dennis Shanahan
    AUSTRALIA has joined the US, China, India and South Korea in a secret regional pact on greenhouse emissions to replace the controversial Kyoto climate protocol. The alliance, which is yet to be announced, will bring together nations that together account for more than 40 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. To be known as the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate, the grouping will aim to use the latest technologies to limit emissions and to make sure the technologies are available in the areas and industries that need them most. The US and Australia have refused...
  • Filmmaker rehashes politics in Dome speech (Moore Gag Alert)

    09/23/2004 7:04:11 AM PDT · by Elijah27 · 18 replies · 463+ views
    The Daily Orange ^ | 09/23/2004 | Dana Moran
    Michael Moore doesn't want to admit it, but he thinks Republicans are very good at what they do. "They're up at the crack of dawn trying to figure out what minority group they want to prevent from getting married today," he said. "On our side, we never see the crack of dawn, because we've been up all night." Moore spoke to a sold-out Carrier Dome crowd last night as a part of the 2004 Syracuse Symposium: Humor. The audience of 10,000, however, wasn't only expecting a good laugh. "He's more than just funny," said Eric Holtzwarth, assistant dean of The...
  • Kerry Purple Heart Doc Speaks Out

    05/04/2004 2:47:46 PM PDT · by rwfok · 322 replies · 2,092+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 04, 2004 | Byron York
    Some critics of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry have questioned the circumstances surrounding the first of three Purple Hearts Kerry won in Vietnam. Those critics, among them some of Kerry's fellow veterans, have suggested that a wound suffered by Kerry in December 1968 may have made him technically eligible for a Purple Heart but was not severe enough to warrant serious consideration, even for a decoration that was handed out by the thousands. Whatever the case, Kerry was awarded the Purple Heart, and, along with two others he won later, it allowed him to request to leave Vietnam before his...
  • The Capture of Saddam Hussein Was Staged

    12/18/2003 7:35:00 AM PST · by The Rant · 103 replies · 598+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | December 18, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    "I've been surprised [Bush] waited, but then I thought, well, politically, it probably doesn't make much sense to find [Saddam Hussein] just yet." Those were the words of Washington State Congressman Jim McDermott during a recent interview with KIRO radio in Seattle. He implied President Bush would have preferred to have waited until closer to the election to capture Saddam Hussein in an effort to “score more political points with voters.” He continued by saying, "There's too much by happenstance for it to be just a coincidental thing." Thus is the mentality of the liberal left in the United States...
  • ***NASCAR Bristol Food City 500 Sun. 3/23 on FoX at 930/1230 PT/ET***

    03/22/2003 4:50:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 328 replies · 434+ views
    Bristol, the shortest track on the Winston Cup circuit, also has the highest banking, making for an appealing combination for driver and spectator alike. Added to the schedule in 1961 and resurfaced from asphalt to concrete in 1992, Bristol's attendance has increased from 18,000 to well over 150,000.
  • Seat Belt Laws Save Lives, Kill Liberties

    01/27/2003 12:21:52 PM PST · by shortstop · 153 replies · 3,453+ views ^ | 1/27/03 | Bob Lonsberry
    What do you think of seatbelt laws? Are they a good idea, or a bad idea? You know the ones I mean. They vary from state to state, but they’re basically alike. If you’re driving a car, and you don’t have a seat belt on, you can get a ticket. Sometimes it’s just the driver, sometimes it’s everyone in the car. You’ve heard the sob stories. They roll out some state trooper, or a paramedic, and have him tell you a heartbreaking story about how many accident scenes he’s been to, and how it breaks his heart to see the...
  • Caption this: Walter Fritz Mondale nomination photo op

    10/30/2002 9:51:11 PM PST · by weegee · 91 replies · 324+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Wed Oct 30,10:16 PM ET | AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale waves to the crowd as Minnesota Secretary of State Judi Dutcher, right rear, and DFL gubernatorial candidate Roger Moe, second from right, applaud after Mondale was endorsed by the DFL Party in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, to run for U.S. Senate in place of Sen. Paul Wellstone who died in a plane crash Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)