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Warnings aren’t enough

May 31, 2014

No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shabby, dishonest treatment of veterans....

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FreedomRings

Jun-19-14 6:29 PM

Well at least my last post is here still. ;-)

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FreedomRings

Jun-12-14 8:22 PM

I was never here...my posts are all gone.

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locomotive

Jun-06-14 9:03 AM

TerriblyBadHair, put your poetry entry up for what should be called "Jack's Maya Angelou Revue." C'mon, you know you "feel" you should...

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MyBadHairDayIsObamasFault

Jun-05-14 10:48 PM

"3 who bear offense

gathered in a row

too bad so sad

popcorn and a show"

Nice try at poetry, Loco.

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locomotive

Jun-05-14 9:23 PM

3 who bear offense

gathered in a row

too bad so sad

popcorn and a show

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locomotive

Jun-05-14 5:34 PM

Agreed, angeR. I like the pitchfork reference and the feeling it invokes...grrr...

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angeR69

Jun-05-14 1:49 AM

"Well, the thing about the truth is that it is true whether you believe it or not."

I wholeheartedly agree. What I reject is your claim to it.

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angeR69

Jun-05-14 1:45 AM

At one time in our history, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress would have been united in outrage by this power grab. It would have amounted to a coup.

But our representatives no longer represent us. Not only are they not outraged, they are participants! And I'm not just talking about Democrats. I am referring to every single member of Congress since at least the 1970s, including Republicans, who have either actively participated in, or failed to act against the gradual process of handing over legislative authority to the executive bureaucracy.

The Constitution empowers Congress to legislate. I does not grant them the authority to cede their legislative powers to any other branch of government.

In another time, this would be a bigger story. In another time, there would be crowds with pitchforks gathering on the White House lawn and the Capitol steps.

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angeR69

Jun-05-14 1:19 AM

This is perhaps best exemplified in the new EPA Cap and Trade rules proposed just days ago. In 2010 Democrats held both houses, passed Cap and Trade legislation through the House, but could not get it through the Senate, even though Democrats had a super majority at the time.

But now, through administrative fiat and barely a whimper of outcry from either house of Congress or from the press, Obama has used the bureaucracy to enact the very same rules he could not get Congress to legislate in 2010. It's a win-win situation for Democrats in Congress because they get Cap and Trade, but they don't have to face angry constituents at home.

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angeR69

Jun-05-14 12:54 AM

"I stand by my claim that it's because they are too gutless and spineless to do it. What's your answer? "

I've explained it before, but just for you, I'll do it again.

There are two reasons.

The primary reason is that Harry Reid doesn't want to set the precedent. He knows sooner or later the Republicans will take the Senate again, and Democrats will need the filibuster to facilitate their own version of obstruction.

Secondarily, Reid and other Democrat leaders in the Senate know that they don't need to - not when the president has demonstrated both his willingness and his ability to legislate from the oval office.

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ndvetrn

Jun-05-14 12:06 AM

One American three declared guns on the border asking to turn around=

PRISON

50,0000 Mexicans with guns and drugs wanting to become part of the dream act=

free health care tuition assistance citizenship food stamps and the list goes on.

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FreedomRings

Jun-04-14 8:16 PM

garr has been undercover and sends in PJ7 a lot lately.

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locomotive

Jun-04-14 7:51 PM

Hate to disagree with you, PJ (7 is it?), but perhaps it's another one of the PJs that's responsible for the line I referenced.

You must get everybody on board with what you've all been saying. I simply can't be the one to archive everything the PJs have said. What a job THAT would be!

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locomotive

Jun-04-14 11:31 AM

"Well, the thing about the truth is that it is true whether you believe it or not..."

PJinfinity often uses this line. Better give credit where it's due, BadHair.

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locomotive

Jun-04-14 11:29 AM

Jun-04-14 12:55 AM angeR's repost

AbysmallyBadHair, many of your "truths" are your opinions only. It's really sad that you don't know the difference.

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MyBadHairDayIsObamasFault

Jun-04-14 7:31 AM

"Aw, what a shame. Back to the talking points, I see."

Well, the thing about the truth is that it is true whether you believe it or not, or whether you call it a talking point or whatever.

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MyBadHairDayIsObamasFault

Jun-04-14 7:29 AM

"I was impressed that you finally got around to answering the question. It was completely off the mark"

Ok, so if my answer was "off the mark", then maybe you, as the genius of the universe, can enlighten me as to why the Democrats did not totally abolish the entire filibuster.

I stand by my claim that it's because they are too gutless and spineless to do it. What's your answer?

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angeR69

Jun-04-14 12:56 AM

But Democrats never stereotype.

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angeR69

Jun-04-14 12:55 AM

"However, the Tea Party is nothing more than an anti-Obama hate cult - basically the KKK without the white robes and burning crosses. They didn't even exist before Obama was elected. They are driven by pure hate, red hot boiling hatred for anyone who isn't a rural uneducated white angry male."

Aw, what a shame. Back to the talking points, I see. And here I thought we had made a real breakthrough.

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angeR69

Jun-04-14 12:52 AM

Mr. BadHair, it appears the MDN doesn't like those rare honest answers from liberals. Why was your post removed? The one about Democrats not having the guts to push their agenda past those nasty Republican obstructionists (I'm paraphrasing).

I was impressed that you finally got around to answering the question. It was completely off the mark, but nonetheless, you answered the question, and you did so without resorting to Democrat talking points. Congrats.

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MyBadHairDayIsObamasFault

Jun-03-14 9:54 PM

"that's it, haha-inthehead,,,you justa keep blaming those Republics for everying, even if we are the cause...that IS the only way we will move this country forword."

Well, Jack-In-The-Fox, when the Republic party controls most of the federal gubbment, maybe the Democrat party IS to blame.

Naw, it's all Obama's fault.

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PoeticJustice7

Jun-03-14 9:30 PM

I love when he comes on as Jack.

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MyBadHairDayIsObamasFault

Jun-03-14 6:34 PM

"I can appreciate many tenets of "rational conservatism" like these two: not spending money I don't have (that's a biggie) and working for a living. Whatever could be wrong with these precepts?"

Absolutely nothing, but neither of those have anything to do with Republicans. In fact, the Republicans have an incredibly dismal record on fiscal responsibility over the past 34 years.

As far as working for a living, that's what I do, and that's what every liberal I know does. There is this fallacious stereotype of being "lazy welfare leeches" that right wingers try to label liberals with, but it's nothing but a bunch of hogwash at least in real life.

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locomotive

Jun-03-14 3:42 PM

FR, for some politicians, the status quo is good enough. In fact, the status quo + "more state" is even better.

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locomotive

Jun-03-14 11:14 AM

In my view, angeR, many Tea Party members are tired of a gov't system that they feel has ceased to represent them, but represents other interests instead.

Hey, this should actually appeal to BadHair - his frustrated viewpoint is that corporate interests presently rule the U.S. Sugar with your Tea, BH?

TEA means Taxed Enough Already. If some members seem inexperienced in their proposals, it's because they don't know the Beltway ways. Any proposal with a "smidgeon" of common sense or rationality can't be understood right away by DC. "That's not the way we do it here."

IMO, vocal Tea Party members have been targeted by people who wish for gov't to stay the same or to go more left (statist). To term them irrational gets more mileage. Yes, Virginia, there are wild-eyed lefties too, but we can't talk about that, can we?

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