@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: Here it is my friend.
The Article says plainly that they can set rules to make or change rules.
The made a rule that it takes two thirds majority to change the rules.
They broke it to change the rules.
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: Well, I guess the two past senate parlimentarians are wrong. Both said they used "parliamentary maneuvers" to "circumvent" the rules to change the rules.
Is there a difference between breaking and circumventing?
It does take a two third majority to change the rules, does it not?
@Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass: The presiding officer (Sen. Leheay) over road the senate parliamentarian.
He broke the rules. At the minimum he circumvented the rules.
The rules were not followed.
It takes a two thirds vote to change the senate rules.
The rules were broken.posted @ Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 18:48
@cyou299: It does not matter a hoot who said what or did what.
This is a power grab of definitive proportions.
The rules were BROKEN to CHANGE the rules.
That means from now on, there are no RULES.posted @ Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 14:25
@helligater69: From your reply, I am just going to guess: You are under 35, have never served, never sacrificed, never made any significant contribution to the country, and have lived off government grants, scholarships, loans, or mommy and daddy, etc.
Am I wrong?posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 - 16:32
@counter spin: Yes, of course, The Tea Party will take America down the ugly highway path to doom.
The Democrats will take us down the scenic route, which I am sure you prefer.posted @ Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:43
"nightmare we were all forced to endure????"
Bernie Sanders did not miss a paycheck or perk.
What means this we s**t.
@RightIswrong: I hope you are a young man and will live to see who is what and why.
You sound very young and very stupid.
Time will tell who is right.
AS one who had family in New Orleans I must comment that Mr. Pitts is full of it.
Katrina was a failure of "citizenship" from top to bottom. The Mayor of New Orleans rode out the storm on the 30th floor of the Hyatt Regency hotel. The governor of La. was busy spending half a million dollars remodeling the executive office.
She also did not call for Federal assistance until "after" the levee broke.
FEMA had actually backed off when the storm subsided and passed.
Then the levee broke.
Failure to evacuate. Proper preparation by local residents. "let the good times roll" attitude by the people of New Orleans.
Just had to get that off my chest. The facts have never been made clear and the truth never told about this tradgedy.
I also remind you that the response to Hurricane Sandy has been pathetic and incompetent as reported by Brian Williams of NBC and a local resident.
Just because one party and one president is immune and the other is open to criticism by a "totally" corrupted media does not change reality.posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:37
@johnthebrewer: No sir. You call the Republicans radical, extremist, right wing, terrorists, homophobes, illiterates, etc.
There is nothing democratic about the Democrat party. Overturned primaries, "special" delegates who overturn primary elections, bypass normal procedures in Congress. Then if they cant get want they want through legislation take their enemies to courts which are loaded. If that does not work they try to get their opponents indicted.
Exclude their own who have different viewpoints.
Democratic!! I think not.posted @ Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:30
Iran will get a nuclear weapon. The region will panic. There will be rushes for other countries, like Saudi Arabia, to get them.
Negotiations are futile.
These people are medieval. Their evolution is not complete. They seek a great cataclysmic moment. They hate and despise the west.
One day, when the BOOK says it is time. They will use the bomb.
There see how easy that was, and I did not even go to a real big fancy school.posted @ Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 14:15
The man is describing Liberalism.
If you get into the bowels of Liberalism there is no room for a middle class.
There is only the wealthy elite, and then everyone else. That is why Obama and the Liberals use the words "middle class" in almost every sentence.
I forget what they call that. Oh yeah! Deception.
The dependency class is well on it's way to full creation and one hundred thousand new millionaires have been created in the last five years during this administration. In other words, everything is going according to plan.
This was predicted to come in 1927 but I guess no one paid or is paying attention.posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 11:38
@Farmer GA: Reply meant for maxcat. Seems like we agree.posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 20:32
@Farmer GA: You are not quoting from the Constitution you are quoting from the Preamble.
The Constitution is law. The Preamble is REHTORIC. REHTORIC IS NOT LAW.
The word PROVIDE appears only twice in the Constitution and the Preamble.
"Provide" for the common defense.
If you don't have a lawyer, the government will PROVIDE one for you.
That's it. That's all.posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 15:08
@hjfedrick: I believe there are more than 320 million people living in this country legally and illegally.
The 10 percent figure comes from the Obama administration.
Health care cost go up because it is subsidized.
The two fastest rising costs in the US are health care and college tuition.
Both are the two most heavily subsidized.
I have coverage. The law is affecting the hell out of me.
You should not speak for others.
@melquiades: This is such bovine fecal matter. None of this happened before the law was passed. You are as good as Pravda and Tokyo Rose combined.
The problem before the law was 10 percent of the country had no health care. 90 percent did and were happy with it.
Plus we had the best health care system in the world. Everyone comes here for treatment from Arab Sheiks to illegal immigrants.
Instead of fixing the ten percent, we endured a government takeover of the health care system or 18 percent of our economy.
This is something we have been warned about from the Founding Fathers to Ronald Reagan.
Just watch what happens my friend. Hope you are young enough to be around to see it.
@johnthebrewer: You might want to read this. It will kind of wash away some of your sense of superiority.
But only for a while.
@melmarino: You want to know how?
Executive Orders, over 900 of them.
Signing Statement, attached to almost every bill.
War Powers Act, takes away the power of Congress to declare war.
Failure to execute the laws of the land, by selectively issuing wavers and exceptions.
Spying and evesdropping on Americans far beyond what the law allows.
I could go on but I am developing writer's cramp.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:46
@melmarino: Bravo!! One little inkling of sanity on this entire posting board.posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:55
@dzogchen: Read Federalist Paper 57.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:33
President Obama is the first and only president to not visit Normandy on June 6th to honor those brave men who fought there.
Seems this woman has a lot more respect for our veterans than President Obama does.
Shameful.posted @ Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 13:18
@Abc: Having nothing to do with him being gay, Dan Savage is a smart mouth, arrogant, habitual lying, sorry bit of bovine fecal matter.
Unlike most of the gay people.
Pitts, naturally puts his focus on Christians. Does he know that Muslims despise gay people. Unlike "Christians" they will stone them or behead them on sight.
Mr. Pitts does not mention Muslims because he is chicken fecal matter.posted @ Monday, September 9, 2013 - 11:35
This is all a waste of time.
Your next president is being PICKED FOR YOU and you don't seem to realize it.
@Jim Thompson: Jim Thompson knows as much about the origin of gas prices and who is in office and who is not and why, when or how as my 14 year old granddaughter.
His is the typical moronic attitude that "it happened on his watch" attitude.
If you want to use the standard "it happened on his watch" a lot of so called great presidents would be besmirched.
What has happened on "Obama's watch" does not put him in the presidential hall of fame, if one wants to measure things in that manner.
Grow up.posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:52
@marshalld: It is a known fact that one third of the New Jersey Turnpike is built on what used to be Islands.
that means the oceans used to be up on that part of the land.
When, eight hundred thousand years ago.
There were not many money makers or vote getters around in those days.
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
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