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Old 10th Jun 2015, 16:08
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Baltimore Homicides - baltimoresun.com

I note the homicide rate in Baltimore continues to increase; 6 dead in the first 2 days of June, yet the media seems to be ignoring it.

Are there problems elsewhere, or is it just Baltimore?
Chiraq seems to have written the template.
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 17:28
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Brawl Breaks Out at High School Graduation - NBC News

We'll see if the AG figures out a way to blame this on the Baltimore cops.
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Old 11th Jun 2015, 02:17
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If he does, I hope that he'll take our governor with him.
Not before NY is rid of the Cuomo pest.
And Dannel Malloy next door in, well, you know where.

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Ah yes, Gov Danell Malloy of the Great Satanic State of Connect-The-Shit. A scoundrel of the first order.
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Kennedy?
He could not even get a hooker across a bridge ha ha.
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 12:19
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Kennedy?
He could not even get a hooker across a bridge ha ha.
Earl: she was no hooker. Not well played, sir.
Mary Jo Kopechne was an American teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist who died in a car accident at Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, while a passenger in a car being driven by U.S. Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy.
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 13:16
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Earl may be confusing Teddy with another politician who kept bouncing back:
(Jerry) Springer was elected to the Cincinnati city council in 1971. He resigned in 1974 after admitting to hiring a prostitute. The episode was uncovered when a police raid on a Fort Wright, Kentucky massage parlor unearthed a check Springer had written for its services. The check subsequently bounced due to lack of funds in the account. Springer came clean at a press conference.

Long-time Cincinnati newsman Al Schottelkotte pronounced Springer's career over, but Springer's honesty helped him win back his seat in 1975 by a landslide. In a post-election interview, Schottelkotte good-naturedly reminded Springer that he had declared Springer's career over. Springer told the newsman, "I'm glad that you were wrong." In 1977, he was chosen to serve one year as mayor by the City Council.
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How can there be any sin in Cincinnati?
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 15:18
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Currently reading a biography on James Madison. (aka, Thomas Jefferson Jr.)
Anyway, Madison was a rather learned gentleman and undertook the writing of many letters. In one of his many letters I've been reading I found a sentence that I find very prescient and rather interesting:

"If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a strict adherence to the rules of distributive justice." óJames Madison, in response to Washington's first Inaugural address, 1789
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Old 20th Jun 2015, 03:44
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I just posted here to bring this new version (2.0) of the USA politics hamster wheel to the top. The old dysfunctional version was inadvertently used by someone...

So El Presidente was here in LA screwing up air and ground traffic for the last couple of days. I presume he's spent millions of taxpayer dollars to make the trip, with no official governmental purpose other than collect Hollywood money for the Dems.

Just have them mail ya a check!
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Old 20th Jun 2015, 04:23
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I presume he's spent millions of taxpayer dollars to make the trip, with no official governmental purpose other than collect Hollywood money for the Dems.
Doesn't need to do that does he, they will just do that anyway. I thought they where going to rename the joint Demowood?

Just have them mail ya a check!
I think the main purpose was to maybe go somewhere where he might have some friends
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Mary Jo Kopechne ... died in a car accident at Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969
The news from Chappaquiddick was largely overshadowed by news from 240,000 miles aloft.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 11:35
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Constitution? What Constitution? http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...care-subsidies

How ironic this dictum came down on the birthday of George Orwell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell

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Old 26th Jun 2015, 12:27
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The Constitution? Only a meaningless piece of paper. (Or so it seems.)
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 14:10
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Speaking of the Constitution. SCOTUS just ruled that the Constitution guarantees the "right" to same-sex marriage.

Funny thing is: I can't quite find that passage in my copy of the document. I guess I'll have to look harder.

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Old 26th Jun 2015, 14:29
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Originally Posted by rgbrock1 View Post
Speaking of the Constitution. SCOTUS just ruled that the Constitution guarantees the "right" to same-sex marriage.

Funny thing is: I can't quite find that passage in my copy of the document. I guess I'll have to look harder.
Probably in the IXth and Xth amendments, something like "all other rights are reserved to the people ... "
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 14:40
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Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50 View Post
Probably in the IXth and Xth amendments, something like "all other rights are reserved to the people ... "
I'm not convinced that same-sex marriage falls under that right.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 14:46
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I'm not convinced that same-sex marriage falls under that right.
To take your PoV, one can argue that "all other rights" are reserved to the states, and the state laws in that regard are under some attack. In that regard, there is some question as to the constitutional validity of the overturn. I think that somewhere lurking in the back of all this is the Commerce clause.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 14:50
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I always thought, as you pointed out, that "all other rights are reserved to the people" was an explicit reference to State's rights. And that any right not explicitly granted to the Federal government remained with "the people".

To me SCOTUS just trumped those same States' rights.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 14:51
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Originally Posted by rgbrock1 View Post
To me SCOTUS just trumped those same States' rights.
Gee, who saw that coming?
There may also be the matter of Article IV of Section I "full faith and credit" but that might be a reach.
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Old 26th Jun 2015, 15:20
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As the day to day running of Congress has now become a daily pi$$ing contest between the completely useless, self-serving, mouthpieces; why would we be surprised that SCOTUS is now just an extension of the political parties and fu(* the public?
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