Legislative Lowdown

Obama’s unconstitutional power grab

Obama's unconstitutional power grab

Last week, the President shredded yet another provision of the U.S. Constitution. He used an unconstitutional procedure to install Richard Cordray as head of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Richard Griffin, Sharon Block and Terence Flynn to be on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Obama installed them claiming his constitutional power to make recess appointments. Only problem is, the Senate isn’t in recess.

The President has ignored the clear words of the Constitution. As The Heritage Foundation’s Todd Gaziano wrote, “The Constitution, in Article I, section 5, plainly states that neither house of Congress can recess for more than three days without the consent of the other house.” Congress has been in session conducting business every few days.

Gaziano further observes that the President’s power under Article II to make recess appointments “has been interpreted by scores of attorneys general and their designees in the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) for over 100 years to require an official, legal Senate recess of at least 10–25 days of duration.” The Senate is not even in a recess, therefore the President has abused his power.

This is an effort to circumvent the explicit language in Article II that the President can appoint officials only with the “Advice and Consent” of the Senate. Let’s hope that conservatives in the House and Senate do anything and everything in their power to fight this unconstitutional power grab.

American troops sent to unemployment lines

Last week we learned that President Obama was releasing high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantanamo Bay and will cut tens of thousands of ground troops from the Pentagon budget. The Obama Doctrine—retreating from the battlefield and gutting defense—is expected to be on full display in 2012.

It appears that the administration is so desperate to open negotiations with the Taliban that they may be willing to release high-risk detainee Mohammed Fazi, as well as other Taliban detainees. Add in the announcement last week that President Obama is cutting the defense budget and it looks as if the United States is in full retreat from Afghanistan. Will other countries continue to look at the United States as the leader of the free world?

Debt limit increase

The President is expected to request a debt limit increase of $1.2 trillion very soon. The law that allowed the debt limit to increase stipulated that Congress shall have the power to block another increase in the debt ceiling through a complicated resolution of disapproval process. Both chambers would have to pass the resolution, which is unlikely with the Senate in Democratic control. Expect a few votes in the House and Senate before the end of January on this issue.

Payroll tax fight looming

When the Senate comes back, it will have to deal with the expiring payroll tax holiday, an extension of unemployment benefits and Medicare payments to doctors (Doc Fix) through the end of February.  Specifically, the short-term deal that continued the reduction of the Social Security tax rate to 4.2%, continued benefits for those unemployed for more than half a year and suspended another temporary cut in the reimbursement rate for doctors who treat patients under Medicare.

There is also a provision that forces the President to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, but it is expected that the President will come up with an excuse to block the pipeline so as not to anger radical environmentalists. This action will also kill American jobs, but the only job President Obama seems to care about these days is his own.

Part of the temporary payroll tax deal was for the Senate and House to enter into official conference committee negotiations on a bill that would extend these provisions to the end of the year. Conservatives are going to continue to fight for offsets to the new spending in the bill. If they offset all of the spending programs and the tax cut, then we are talking about $150 billion in cuts to spending to pay for a year-long deal.

The problem with this Congress is that members don’t like to cut spending. Expect another manufactured crisis at the end of February.

Attorney General Holder in trouble

Troubled Atty. Gen. Eric Holder is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in February on the Fast and the Furious scandal. The Justice Department claims there has been too much oversight on this gun-running scandal.

The American people still don’t have answers to some fundamental questions and the attorney general has been less than honest in prior testimony under oath. This will be an important test of an attorney general whom many lawmakers have called upon to resign.

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  • Gregg Weber

    I’m going to write my Representative. Only trouble is I am represented by Representative Inslee (D) WA.

  • http://genelalor.com Gene Lalor

    The Advantages of Having Friends in High Places

    Call them friends in high places or connections or contacts, knowing people with influence in positions to grease the skids for jobs, perks, or to just plain help you out is an inestimable advantage in America.  In turn, when political friends come through, it translates into votes for the politicians.  
      Forget qualifications, education, merit, or need.  Nothing is more beneficial than knowing someone with some pull to get you what you want.  And, who has more pull than the current resident of the White House?  
    Unions have been calling in their chits ever since they blindly–or not so blindly, considering the benefits they reaped– supported the passage of the Obamacare abomination.  They have been reaping ever since in the form of wholesale waivers from the onerous burdens of the Democrat-sponsored 2009 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the law VP Biden called “a big f*cking deal.”
      Over the last six months alone, 543,812 union members have joined federal employees, Congress, and the president in being exempted from Obamacare, a number dwarfed by the millions of unionistas granted exemptions prior to last June when Obamians allegedly turned off the exemption spigot after it came under public scrutiny. 
    See “Obama’s Selective Waivers and Exemption’s,” http://bit.ly/yoAgJ8.
    Reliable friends in high places may retreat but, if they’re truly dependable and know where their bread is buttered and with an election approaching, they continue their friendship. 
    Other deep-dyed Friends of Obama are his huge cadre of federal employees.  
    Their president saw fit to cut tens of thousands from the ranks of America’s military, forces missioned to defend and protect the nation, yet found it within his generous heart in the midst of the Great Recession to propose a salary increase for federal workers. 
    Albeit a modest raise of 0.5%, it’s far more than America’s millions of unemployed and underemployed will receive.  Before their raise, the average civilian federal worker was raking in $75,296 plus benefits valued at $28,323 versus average $46,326 salaries and vanishing bennies in the private sector.  (http://thedc.com/zYVssp)
    Now the people who don’t answer their phones in Washington will be getting a few thou extra to not answer their phones.    
    The 1939 Hatch Act prohibited federal employees from engaging in partisan  political activities, a restriction lifted in 1993 after three union leaders were accused of violations.  The result?  Federal employes are no longer precluded from contributing to political campaigns or from working on behalf of their favorite politicians. 
    Who was it called them civil servants?  They’re more like a civilian army under the command of the man who pays them.    
      In addition to that army of 2.1 worker bees and his union armies of millions more, a third contingent of those owing a deep debt of gratitude to their executive friend in the Oval Office is the Gay Lobby.   
    Homosexuals owe Obama Big Time for favors promised and, unlike so many other of his presidential pledges, fulfilled.  Obama began that fulfillment process by naming an unprecedented number of outspoken gays, including Kevin Jennings, to major posts in his administration and followed up by implementing the homosexual wish list. 
    The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute names names and boasts that Obama “has appointed more than 225 openly LGBT professionals to full-time and advisory positions in the executive branch.” (http://bit.ly/4Y5kRW)
    The crown jewel on the gay wish list was repeal of Bill Clinton’s 18 year old “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military.  Mission accomplished September, 2011 and gays are now permitted to serve and act like gays openly.  
    Other ”accomplishments” included adding homosexuality as a federal hate crime, thereby supplementing the lexicon of what are more properly termed “thought crimes” and just last week HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebellius pressured health care providers and training programs to “include LGBT cultural competency curricula.”  (http://bit.ly/yA2zQD
    Translation: Comply or else!    
    Obama pledged to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman and passed overwhelmingly by Congress in 1996.  He’s still working on that one but his Justice Department effectively gutted DOMA last year when AG Holder announced the DoJ would refuse to enforce the act in court.   
    In the interim before DOMA becomes history, Obama keeps his homosexual constituency content by inviting LGBT couples to the White House “Spring Egg Hunt” and featuring such “entertainers” as the foul-mouthed lesbian Wanda Sykes at his many galas. 
    Labor unions, federal employees, and homosexuals have a close and dear friend in President Barack Hussein Obama and will undoubtedly re-pay him for his largesse and benevolence next November.  The rest of us will pay as well, with four more years of government of, by, and for special interest groups.

  • semperfipar

    What did everybody expect. The President is not American, he is a communist. It is plain and simple. He is also a lawyer and lawyers have this uncanny way of changing the meaning of words to fit what they want to do. Which is why I do not vote for lawyers who run for government because it is a conflict of interest. Legislation and law is suppose to be for the people not the exclusive domain of lawyers.

  • jagscl

    He’s not a good lawyer.

  • jagscl

    Obama has no regard for the Constitution or for the working people of this Country.  He will continue to run roughshod over the Constitution and the citizenry until someone has the intestinal fortitude to stop it.  Right now, the only place where that potential power lies is in the House of Representatives, which is being led by a plough horse when we need a thoroughbred.  Just look at the debt limit deal.  Why on earth would you include a provision that allowed Obama to obtain higher debts ceilings subject only to a blocking resolution by both the House and Senate when the Senate is in the hands of the Democrats and the leadership of Harry Reid?

  • Altosackbuteer

    As much as I despise Øbama Øsama, and as much as I HATE what I’m about to say…I’m gonna say it anyway.

    Øbama Øsama is actually IN THE RIGHT to make his “recess” appointments.

    How so?

    Basically, he has answered TWO sleazy Republican tactics with one of his own, and turnabout is fair play.

    Here are the sleazy Republican tactics:

    1) Filibustering.  The fact that filibustering is time-honored and legal does not make it any the less sleazy.  It is a SLEAZY way for a minority to thwart the will of a majority.  Both parties have practiced this sleazy tactic when they have been the minority; currently it’s the Republicans who are sleazy.

    2) The Senate has “been in session” only in a legalistic, lawyerly sense.

    The Republicans have learned a tactic invented by Harry Reid a few years ago when George Herbert Hoover Bush Jr. was President — to remain technically “in session,” meet once every three day, gavel yourself “into session,” and then that very second gavel yourself “out of session,” thereby giving you three more days “in session.”

    It was sleazy when Reid did it and it’s sleazy now.

    Morally, the Senate has NOT been in session. And as such, Øbama Øsama therefore has a MORAL right to make this recess appointment — ESPECIALLY in light of the FACT that the Republicans were playing filibustering games with him and refusing to let the nominations go through altogether.

    There is an old saying, one ought not see how bread is baked o sausage made, and one ought not see how laws are prepared.

    BOTH sides here are dirty — but Øbama Øsama’s side is simply answering Republican dirty with its own, and thereby holds a kind of moral high ground.

  • Rocco11

    We all know what the Kenyan Marxist Muslim has done, the question is what are we going to do about it?

  • Mr. EMT

    We know what you want to do about it, send in a rino to do more of the same.

  • Mr. EMT

    First place the constitution says different
    Second, the whole “Republicans played dirty so i can to” bs is just that.
    CRAP.
    Obamao has violated law after constitutional law, broken ethics rules and trampled all over the constitution with chicago extortion practices since day one, forcing the GOP to chose between the lesser evil on every leftarded piece of unconstitutional marxist-socialist legislative action he has made when he was not on the golf course.

    Again, your left leaning ideology is slipping out and exposing why your opinions are of no value.

  • Mr. EMT

    not a lawyer period anymore.
    He “voluntarily” gave up his license to practice.
    Because as we all know those state bar exams and licenses dont mean anything to attorneys and they dont care if they lose them.

  • no_pc

    obamma was “outed” as both gay and drug dealer by Larry Sinclair, while obamma was an Illinois state senator. This would explain the affinity for gay job appointments. obamma and rahmbo are also lifetime members of the same uptown Chicago gay bath house.

  • DaneChile

    You are right – and very, very wrong.

    There was no fillibuster.  Either one or more members of the Senate voted against recess or the House refused to permit the Senate to enter into recess.  This is specifically to block recess appointments – in particular that of Cordray.  The issue is not the selection of Cordray;  the issue is the powers given to CFPB and its structure.  According to the Dodd-Frank Bill (signed into law by Hussein), the CFPB cannot exist as an independent entity until its first director has been named.  More importantly, it demands that the first director be “confirmed by the Senate”.  Why not change the law, you ask?  Think of the thirty jobs bills sent by the House to the Senate and the various budget proposals.  Reid won´t let any of them get to the floor.  He would do the same for any amendment to the Dodd-Frank Bill.  The Repubs are left with this tactic to force changes to the bill.

    How do you feel about “trick” plays in football?  One team does something unusual and, perhaps in your mind, “sleazy” just to find out it is permitted by the rules of football.

    Well, the law is the set of rules by which a society plays. Without adherance to the law a little weasel by the name of “Anarchy” pops its head up.  Politicians are subject to the law, also.  If they don´t like a rule there is an approved and permitted method to make changes to the Rules Book.  One team cannot arbitrarilty say that it is not going to abide by the rules.  What happens in this case?  The other side either starts breaking rules or it simply says “we´re not playing anymore”.

    Hussein violated the law – it´s plain and simple.  The first action of the CFPB will be challenged in the courts and the CFPB will be ruled as being nonexistent since its first director was not confirmed by the Senate.  Hussein knows this but he wanted to show his electorate that he “stood up to an obstructing Congress”.

    Wnat to see what happens when a president starts bending and breaking laws? Look at Venezuela…

  • DaneChile

    I read somewhere that renouncing ones license to practice law in Illinois is standard practice when a Board is scheduled to consider revoking said license.  In other words, he must have done something to violate the Illinois Board´s code of ethics (now that´s gotta be BAD!!) so rather than suffer the shame of having his license revoked, re renounced it first.  Kind of like “You can´t fire me – I quit!”

    Moochelle´s license was revoked but we don´t hear much about it, do we?

  • jagscl

    I kind of like mine.

  • DaneChile

    This commentary forum exists to enable comments dfrom differing perspectives.  The fact that you do not agree with an opinion does not make it worthless.  I don´t always agree with your opinions;  would it be fair, then, to characterize your opinions as having no value?

    Civil discourse, Mr. EMT, civil discourse…

  • Anthony998

    This is a pretty good article about things we already knew about the criminal in the White House. How about an article discussing ways to rid America of this tyrant. Even members of Congress should be furious the way this tyrant has usurped their power as well as trampled on the Constitution. If they were willing to bring impeachment charges against Clinton, and that case seemed kind of weak at best, there is ample evidence that this man has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, abused his power, done things that are deliberately hurtful to our economy and violated the separation of powers- including the recent incident of making recess appointments when Congress is not in recess, and the whole laundry list of abuses that warrant impeachment and criminal charges to be brought- especially from the fast and furious gun smuggling scandal.

  • Anthony998

    I think one thing we should do is demand that Congress get rid of recess appointments altogether. But first we need to work on impeaching this tyrant criminal before he completely destroys our nation.

  • boats48

    Actually, on the subject of the NLRB appointments, check out Hot Air’s Obamateurism of the Day: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/09/obamateurism-of-the-day-657/
    Seems he didn’t nominate two of the candidates until the day before the Senate left for the year. In short, he didn’t give any time to consider these fine folks for the jobs he later appointed them to! No sir! I submit, he broke the law and should be impeached.

  • mloraine

    Very precise and well articulated article. It seems you have donned a large hat with many
    facts spilling onto your tongue…I do hope behind some of these facts,come some valuable and useful ideas of how to overcome the abuse we are suffering?
    I like the way you use your words!!

  • Altosackbuteer

    I don’t know anything about Øbama Øsama’s law license, but I find it passing strange that both he and the Lovely & talented Michelle no longer have theirs.

    Neither Slick Willie nor Madame Clinton ever gave up their licenses.

    The Lovely and talented Michelle gave hers up IN 1994.

    Now, THINK ABOUT THAT.

    A law license from HARVARD LAW is a license to print money.  It’s GOLDEN.

    WHY ON EARTH WOULD ANYONE EVER GIVE IT UP???

    DON’T tell me it’s because her husband was a major politician.  That didn’t stop Hillary Clinton from practicing law while Slick Willie was Governor of Arkansas.

    And moreover, in 1994 the Øbamas weren’t even in politics.

    Øbama Øsama himself graduated from Harvard Law in 1991.  She graduated from that school in 1988.  They only met at her law firm, marrying in 1992.

    SHE NO LONGER CAN PRACTICE BECAUSE SHE “VOLUNTARILY” requested to place her bar card on “inactive” status in 1993.

    WHY ON EARTH DID SHE DO THAT??

    I can only conclude it was because she cut a deal with the Illinois Bar Association to go inactive, or they’d move to disbar her for incompetent legal work.

    Which gets into the question of how much she learned at Harvard Law ans why was she there in the first place?  Was she an Affirmative Action unqualified student who was moved along toward graduation because she was Black?

    When she did legal work, whoever was paying had a right to suppose that as a Harvard Law grad, she was competent at least to write legal paper.  Was this incompetence why she was forced to “voluntarily become active”?

    Who, not being in politics, would EVER freely give up a license to print money?

  • Altosackbuteer

    Oh, REALLY, Mr. EMpTy?

    WHERE in the Constitution is there ANY provision for filibustering?  And WHERE in the Constitution is there ANY provision for the Senate to remain technically in session but NOT ACTUALLY in session?

    As USUAL, you’re an IMBECILE for asserting these are Constitutional protections.

    These are nothing but Senate-made rules of procedure which as such have NO Constitutional standing.

    And I am NO LEFTIST, you NUMBSKULL.

    What I am is a rational observer.  BOTH sides are wrong.  How does that make me a Leftist for pointing it out?

    You NITWIT.

  • Mr. EMT

    He does not live in America is not affected by American Laws is not affected by who is our next president and is not voting.

    If those circumstances applied to me then the case would be absolutely correct that my 2 cents are over inflated.

  • Altosackbuteer

    Asking Mr. EMpTy for civil discourse is like Aesop’s Frog asking the Scorpion not to sting him as they crossed the river together.  When the Scorpion did anyway, the Frog asked him WHY, since it would only kill BOTH of them, and the Scorpion answered, “Because I’m a scorpion and that’s what scorpions do..

    Not only attacking — but STUPIDLY attacking others — is simply what the VERY aptly-named Mr. EMpTy does naturally.

  • Altosackbuteer

    They’re BOTH guilty of sleazy procedure.  Absent the recess appointments, those niminees were simply going to sit on their heels until after next November’s election.  That’s an ABUSE of the rules and an abuse of power.

  • Mr. EMT

    Best explanation i heard tossed around is he committed fraud since there is no record of him actually practicing law over any cases or representing any clients that anyone has found.

  • Altosackbuteer

    Twinkletoes Rahm in fact was once a professional member of the Joffrey Ballet, a company in once of the most exclusively GAY professions on earth this side of handing out the towels at the local circle session.

    But how does this square with Øbama Øsama being heterosexually married to the Lovely & Talented Michelle, and with children.  And doesn’t Twinkletoes have children too, now that I think of it?

  • Rocco11

    Your guy is a bust, he’s not electable, deal with it.  Time to adopt the Buckley rule…

  • Altosackbuteer

    Well, they can Impeach for anything they want.

    Or anyway, the House can.  But he didn’t offend them; he offended the Senate, but Impeachment doesn’t go there; only the trial AFTER Impeachment goes there.

    Øbama Øsama SHOULD be Impeached for his gross violations of the War Powers Act.

    I came across a lawsuit that ten congressmen, including the leftist Kucinich, against Øbama Øsama for violations of the WPA.  It got tossed out of Federal District Court.

    I always wondered why those ten — was L. Ron Paul one of the co-plaintiffs? — didn’t exercise their own constitutional remedy — Impeachment.

    I’ve long wondered why neither L. Ron Paul never filed sua sponte their own Motions for Impeachment before the whole house.  It would have done wonders for both of their campaigns.

  • Altosackbuteer

    Why would you say THAT, Mr. EMpTy?  NOTHING Rocco said indicates a love of RINO’s in any way, shape, or form.

  • Altosackbuteer

    Don’t forget ØØ’s gross violations of the War Powers Act in bombing Libya without congressional authorization or even consulting with them.

  • TanongSak

    Nothing at all. What for? In less than a year he’ll be history, and then you will have spent a lot of time and energy working to bring about what the political system can easily do for you. Let it chew him up and spit him out. Maybe then, in future, similar upstarts will think twice before playing hard ball in the real world.

  • DaneChile

    A few corrections:

    -  Her degree is from Harvard (I am accepting your word on this) but her license to practice was granted by the Illinois Bar Association (ILA).

    -  You are correct that, under normal circumstances, nobody voluntary renounces that license-

    -  I  read (a couple of years ago) on the ILA web site that her license had been revoked (she was disbarred).  They do not divulge the reason.

    -  At the same site, the ILA states that Hussein renounced his license.  Common belief is that he did so to avoid its revocation due to serious violations of ILA standards.

    I think it is safe to say she was an Affirmative Action student.  There is nothing to indicate she had any blinding intelligence or aptitude for law

  • DaneChile

    Yes, the popular suspicion is he misrepresented his personal information and history on the license application.   Kinda fits in with the questions concerning his refusal to divulge any information about himself (BC, school records, citizenship questions due to his Indonesian adoption, et al.).

  • jagscl

    By the by, I didn’t know he “voluntarily” gave up his license. Did you locate this tidbit on the internet?

  • Concerned4America

    Another way to look at it is that the Democrats in the Senate agree with Obama’s agenda or don’t have the spine to protect their turf or the American people so they are willing to just stand back and let Obama run free. They get less heat for doing nothing than acting.

  • Mr. EMT

    considering that you brag about Dick Morris telling you what to think(and you arent a leftest, right), I will confine my sources to secular news media:

    Yes, some prior recess appointments
    have been politically unpopular, and a few have even raised legal
    questions. But never before has a president purported to make a “recess”
    appointment when the Senate is demonstrably not in recess. That is a
    constitutional abuse of a high order.

    Article I, Section 5, of the Constitution states that neither house of
    Congress may adjourn for more than three days without the consent of the
    other house.

    The House of Representatives did not consent to a Senate recess of more
    than three days at the end of last year, and so the Senate, consistent
    with the requirements of the Constitution, must have some sort of
    session every few days.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-recess-appointments-are-unconstitutional/2012/01/05/gIQAnWRfdP_story.html

    The fact that you are here promoting EXCUSES for obamao’s latst egregious offense against the constitution to promote an agenda to overthrow our government and attack our constitution through chicanery is evidence of your leftardism.

  • Mr. EMT

    That he voluntarily gave them up is the assertion made from liberals as to why he is no longer allowed to practice law.

    No one from the Right has ever confronted that issue anymore than why his “birth certificate” does not have a state seal and asserts that his father as a subject of Great Britian would have left baby obamao as a duel citizen had his mother naturalized him instead of re-marrying and moving to indonesia.
    And also the matter of “where are his college transcripts?”

    IF you get the answer from all the above that:
    Obamao was not a citizen and committed fraud to enroll in school thus the state bar having done a background check would have found this out and forced him to hand over his license.
    However, as an leftard would tell you, that is all birtherism nonsense and conspiracy theory.

  • Mr. EMT

    All sure adds up that way.

  • Mr. EMT

    Hold your breath right there, i will be back in a minute with a quote from rocco telling us how great newt is and that everyone who does not on the “winning” side is against them.
    Last i checked romney is the leader by default and anyone who does not think he is a rino needs to have their head examined for signs of life.

  • Mr. EMT

    Nah, im still running with the Buchanan rule. Support to the strongest conservative as long as they are running.
    I did not support Mccain until the end and even then that was while I was holding my nose and only because I convinced myself that as a Vet he would not screw over our military and Palin looked good to me.

    Santromgrich has NOTHING i can get behind and whatever endearing qualities they had are being effectively taken from them by their own rhetoric.
    I used to have a higher opinion of newt and santorum until the vetting process showed me what both are really made of.

    I will never cast a vote for a big government nanny statist politicians who vote to raise taxes and use socialist tools to “fix” manufactured crises nor will I ever cast a vote for someone who attacks the second amendment while trying to give voting rights to convicted felons.

    All three of those rinos have NO RIGHT to the (R) after their names or ever calling themselves conservative anything.

  • califfiredad

    Anthony is right, Conservatives need to view the light at the end of this tunnel; a clear path will motivate conservatives to become acutely aware of those representatives that are not following this path back to our Constitution.

    Respectfully, (God, Family, Country)

    Roger

  • Mr. EMT

    Oh, I have civil discourse with people all the time.
    However, I tend to allow them to dictat the rules for civility.
    You lost with me the minute you started trying to have me censored for my opinions.
    furthermore you continued to lose as you became more rabidly intollerant to anyone who did not think everything you said was brilliant.

    So tell me something. Exactly why does the opinion of someone who hates American laws, who fled to poland and can not and will not vote in our elections, who does not have to live under the rule of the next elected president count for anything when it comes to our candidates?

    And considering your attacks against anything are ad hominem and petty childish name calling watching you sit there on your high horse beneath me is pretty damned funny.

  • Rocco11

    In a perfect world your guy, Al Gore’s campaign chairman, would be our nominee.  Unfortunately, he let us all down, and now we’re on to plan B.  Join us..

  • Mr. EMT

    “my guy” was not al gore’s chairmen.

    try another lie, those work so well!
    The cliff is to the left, keep running in that direction and dont worry about slowing down. You have so much to pick from with santromgrichobamao

  • Rocco11

    your guy wasn’t al gore’s campaign chairman?  lol look it up..

  • kipmjf

    Regarding the comments below by DaneChile, EMT and others concerning the law licenses of Barak and Michelle Obama, they included a few errors and erroneous assumptions that need correcting. If you do not trust what I write here, then do your own research and come to your own conclusions, but please make certain that what you write is accurate. When you guess you are likely to spread misinformation. Too many people who post here create confusion by stating their guesswork as if they were fact.

    In Illinois, a license to practice law is not issued by the Illinois Bar Association, which is only a voluntary trade association that no one is required to join..

    A license to practice law in the State of Illinois can only be issued by the Illinois Supreme Court, which swears in the applicants after they have completed all required educational and testing requirements and are adjudged by the Court to be fit to practice law. A license may be denied to applicants who have completed all educational and testing requirements but are judged to be morally unfit to practice law. See the 1998 case of white supremacist Matthew Hale.

    Disciplinary action, including revocation, voluntary and involuntary surrender, etc. are carried out by the Illinois Supreme Court’s Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Even the simple act of placing your license in temporary or permanent retirement must be done through this Commission.

    Michelle Obama performed a court-ordered “voluntary surrender” of her law license in 1993.

    An attorney who is in good standing never “voluntarily surrenders” his law license.

    An attorney who is in good standing always places his license to practice “in retirement”, so that he can come out of retirement and practice law again if certain work should tempt him out of retirement.

    My own license to practice is “in retirement” at the moment, but it was active for 36 years or so before I placed it in retirement status. Also, I can return my license to “active” status by simply paying an annual dues fee to the Illinois Supreme Court, via the ARDC, (which dues amounted to $270 the last year I was registered) and by renewing my professional liability insurance policy and bonding.

    An attorney like Michelle Obama, who “voluntarily surrenders” that valuable license does so only because that attorney is no longer in good standing and surrenders the license in order to avoid being disbarred and prosecuted for her misdeeds.

    Michelle Obama no longer has a license to practice law. She has no license in “retirement” status.
    She has no license in “inactive status”. She cannot get her license back. It is no longer hers.

    Wikipedia is dead wrong when it claims that her license is in inactive status and can be reinstated if she wishes. That is completely untrue.

    Her license was surrendered to the Disciplinary Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court and is no longer hers. It is no more. It is gone forever.

    She cannot get her former license back. She gave it up to avoid being disbarred and will not be allowed to reinstate it, despite Wikipedia’s erroneous statement to the contrary. Someone should correct that erroneous Wiki entry and someone should challenge every talking head who attempts to describe Michelle Obama as “a well-respected attorney” as they so love to do.

    Neither Barak nor Michelle are attorneys, nor can they represent to anyone that they are attorneys without violating Illinois law.

    We do not know how long Michelle had been under investigation and suspension before she was ordered by the Illinois Supreme Court’s Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission to surrender her license, because we don’t know how slowly the wheels of justice grind at the Illinois Supreme Court.

    I have worked on cases in Cook County Illinois, where the Obamas practiced, that took seven years to come to trial not counting the subsequent appellate process. It is possible that she was under suspension for the majority of her brief “law career.” Only the Illinois Supreme Court and Michelle Obama know for sure. Likewise, we do not know what, if any, investigations or suspensions were in progress concerning Barak when he gave up his license.

    Michelle earned her law license in 1988
    She “voluntarily surrendered” her license in 1993.

    She had that license for less than five years after she had spent seven years in college and law school, and many thousands of someone’s dollars, to earn it. This has to be a first, even for Illinois.

    From the research I have done it appears that Michelle “voluntarily surrendered” her license to avoid being disbarred and prosecuted for her part in an insurance fraud scheme that involved one or more of the major insurance company clients of her employer, the law firm of Sidley and Austin. Nobody is talking, so details of the misdeeds and the subsequent settlement are hard, perhaps impossible, to obtain, but it appears to me that she narrowly avoided disbarment and prosecution, and that surrender of her license was a condition for her to receive the leniency that was shown her.

    Barak Obama received his law license in December 1991.
    Barak Obama surrendered his law license in 2008.

    Unlike Michelle, Barak “voluntarily retired” his law license. Whether he could get it back or not is a very good question. I have read of allegations that he retired his license to avoid having it rescinded because he lied on his application, but I do not know if there is any legal or factual basis for those allegations. If these allegations are true, then he would not be able to reactivate his license. If they are untrue, then perhaps he could. We will never know.

    We do know that after spending many thousands of someone’s money and seven years in college and law school to earn his law license, Barak Obama kept it for less than seventeen years.

    Barak Obama worked briefly for a Chicago/Milwaukee law firm that does not acknowledge him on its website or in its official resume. He surrendered his license shortly after Mayor Daley of Chicago greased his way, unopposed, into the Illinois State Legislature, from whence he was greased into the U.S. Senate, and then into the White House. As with all of Barak’s personal history, the reasons for retiring his license are shrouded in mystery, just as his college transcripts and degree, if any, his law school grades, his place and date of birth, his work records, etc. The man keeps a tighter lid on information about his past than the pentagon is able to keep on its top secret documents.

    After looking at their work history, their actions and their statements, it appears to me that neither Barak nor Michelle have a scintilla of honor, conscience, integrity, honesty or patriotism.

    I have known and worked with and against many hundreds of attorneys, and seldom have I seen such slimy characters as these two. I thank God that I have never met them face-to-face, for I have an allergic reaction to dishonesty when I see it.

  • DaneChile

    Hillary´s sexual preferences have long been an open secret in D.C.; it is not inconceivable that the roles can be reversed.  Larry Craig is married. How many years did Bawney Fwank keep his disgusting secret hidden? Homosexuals have long practiced the art of camouflage.  That´s where the concept of “coming out of the closet” originated.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

    you are way over-caffinated.

  • Citizen_Jerry

    Our poseur-in-chief had been using the Constitution as bum fodder since he arrived in Washington. Years prior, he said the Constitution is flawed because it restrains government from doing big things.

    This is only his latest power grab. I’m just puzzled why people are shocked about it. This has been the way he rolls for years. We gave him the power, now we have a dictator. And saddest of all, the establishment GOP is determined to inflict on America another four years of his reign of  terror.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

    To counter this slap in the face Congress should put forth a bill for a Lender Protection Act to give payday lenders more power over the borrowers.  Borrowers should not have the right to bring suit or contest foreclosures.  Write your congressman today and tell them to stand up for the payday lenders of America.  

  • DaneChile

    Yes, he did.  In an earlier comment, I said that I had seen that info on the IL Bar Assoc web site.  I now remember that it was a state gov site.  There is a State office responsible for all professional licensing and on that site I found confirmation that Hussein had, in fact, renounced his license.  Now why would someone do that?  To save the $600 (for example) annual licensing fee?  The more plausible explanation is that he was in danger of being disbarred.  Why?  According to Mr. EMT, he had not argued any case in a court.  If not for professional malfeasance or violating the standards of the IL Bar Association, what was it?  Popular suspicion is that it was for fraudulent information on his license application.

  • DaneChile

    Thank you.  I defer to you on this information.  It sounds as if you have researched it exhaustively.  I do need to emphasize that where I am uncertain of a “fact”, I do not represent it as such.

    You, as an attorney, find nothing wrong with the concept of a “court-ordered voluntary surrender”!!??!!  Would that not be like a court-ordered voluntary incarceration?

  • DaneChile

    Whoa, sport!  I´m not talking about any other recess appointees.  To negate your argument (it´s sleazy), I want to eliminate the part of the question as to whether or not the Senate is in recess.  That still leaves the fact that a law (Dodd-Frank) specifically says that the Director, CFPB MUST be confirmed by the Senate.  It does not allow for an unconfirmed recess appointment.

  • DaneChile

    What you will find in the Constitution is the article that says the Congress will operate by the rules that it devises.
    All rules of the House and the Senate have been established by their members.  Now they must live by thm or change them.  And there are rules for that, also.

  • kazzer66

    Obviously President Obama, his Administration and his minions, don’t like OUR laws, so they’ve decided to bypass the Legislative Branch and make up their own.  Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin and Mao ZeDong would be so proud. 

    Their converts are coming along nicely, aren’t they?

  • Altosackbuteer

    Excellent work, save for a little detail: You say that Øbama Øsama “voluntarily retired” his law license in 2008 and had it for less than 8 years.  Since he graduated from Harvard Law in 1991 — and must have passed his bar exam a year or so later, because he met the Lovely & talented Michelle at that law firm in 1992 — then he must have been licensed for a good 16 years or so. But then you said that he “surrendered” it after Mayor Daley greased his way into the Illinois Senate.

  • Altosackbuteer

    No — he finds a LOT wrong with a court-ordered voluntary surrender.  It’s voluntary retirement, like he did himself, that he finds unobjectionable.  His contention is, Øbama Øsama did the latter; the Lovely & Talented Michelle did the former.

  • Altosackbuteer

    That is CERTAINLY FALSE, you FOOL.

    I am GREATLY affected by what happens in the United States, if for no other reason than currency fluctuations.  I greatly fear that Øbama Øsama will cause the $$ to collapse and drive me — ?? — out of my present life’s circumstance.

    But it is TRUE that i don’t vote.  I don’t vote because it literally NAUSEATES me.  Every time I did it, I felt dirty afterward, like I’d done something to be ashamed of.  Also, that I’d done something really, REALLY inane and stupid.

    And a BIG part of that is because my intelligent opinion is exactly neutralized by any drunken bum the Democrats can bribe with a pack of cigarettes to cancel my vote.

    Also, voting with the likes of YOU, Mr. EMpTy — it’s simply too degrading.

  • Altosackbuteer

    1) I Flagged you for your use of OBSCENITY.  Obscenity on a site that bans it is BY DEFINITION NOT CIVIL DISCOURSE.  So do NOT tell us that you engage in civil discourse.

    2) You LIE when you say I tried to get you censored for your stupid opinions.  That is a LIE.

    I Flagged you for OBSCENITY.  And I have the PROOF of it, EMpTy.

    3) I despise certain American laws — specifically its fascist, nanny-state domestic relations laws.  But generally, the laws of the USA are excellent and well thought-out.

    4) I did NOT “flee” to Poland.  That is another EMpTy LIE.  I freely chose to retire here.

    5) I CAN vote in your stupid, dirty elections anytime I want.  All I gotta do is contact the consulate.

    6) And finally, as for my “attacking” people, mostly, I do NOT.  Because, MOST of the people here are courteous and respectful.

    YOU are NOT.  Moreover, YOU’RE A MORON.  People — not only myself — regularly prick your idiotic thoughts constantly.

    Why do you blame ME?  YOU’RE the moron who exposes yourself.  All I do is point it out and make fun of you., but somehow that’s MY fault?

    PS: Altosackbuteer — 2

    Mr. EMpTy — 0

  • Altosackbuteer

    However, anytime a director steps down, the executive officer of that agency becomes its de facto manager until someone new is appointed.  So if the Republicans sit on a nomination and refuse to pass it along and vote, up or down, in effect, the de facto recess appointment of the deputy is automatic and continues.

  • Altosackbuteer

    Yes — at one time, it took a 2/3 majority to override a filibuster, but that got changed sometime too many years ago when I was young.

    And it used to be that to keep up the filibuster, the filibusterer physically had to filibuster.  He’d have to keep filibustering until he couldn’t go on; then it would stop.  In the meanwhile, he did things like read aloud the Bible or cookbooks or whatnot.

  • jagscl

    It would be fascinating to know. If he had his license, he must have passed the bar. To go through that and not retain your license or even get one is rare, but it does happen. I knew an owner of a large trucking firm who went to law school when I did, receivd his degree, but never took the bar. He specialized in labor law and said he was taking it to deal more effectively with his union. That’s the only person who I know that did this, but could be others.

  • kipmjf

    You are correct.  I need to proofread more carefully before posting.  I will edit my post to reflect your correction.

  • DaneChile

    You´re not following this.  A REPLACEMENT for the director is not possible since the Director does not yet exist.

  • sdebeaubien

    (President) Obama set out his goals clearly just like Adolph Hitler did before he achieved power.  We are seeing the direct result of electing someone with totalitarian designs.

    OMG – (President) Obama Must Go – 2012!

  • DaneChile

    And that´s a fact, Boats.  It is proof that it is Hussein that is playing games.

    R/
    LT

  • Melbo58

    What should be clearly obvious, even to a teabagger is the the Pres. is tired of playing around with the RePug traitors. Now, prior to this, there was some talk about Obama being a: weak leader, man child, easy mark, and last but not the least stupid. So hears the deal……he just broke it off in Boner’s butt and flipped the finger not only the t-bag party but the entire GnOP. Also please observe that he ditched Daley as COS (Too close to WS) in favor of Lew. You talk about the “Chicago Way”, Buddy it’s coming  your way in spades! (pun intended). That was a little red meat, for ya! LOL

  • Melbo58

    Why do teabaggers always use the Nazi rhetoric? I bet you are a denier as well. Sick!

  • Melbo58

    What a pathetically  treasonous thing to say about, and wish for your fellow Americans. But by all means if you have the guts,(I doubt it) please spread that massage as far as possible during the general election. We will be finally free of your cancer once and for all.

  • Melbo58

    Sir, you are a damn liar, I strongly suggest you concentrate on the MAN that is running for re-election and not his woman. I despise cowards.

    “Her license was never ‘revoked’. She voluntarily put it in ‘inactive’
    status because she was not practicing law. In Illinois, an attorney who
    voluntarily puts their license in an ‘inactive’ status requires a court
    order to cancel malpractice insurance, annual licensing fees and the
    continuing education credits otherwise required by law. 

    I hold licenses to practice my profession in several states. In two of
    those states my licenses are ‘inactive’. I’m not practicing in those
    states but may do so in the future. Inactivating my licenses, rather
    than just have them lapse will make the reinstating process less cumbersome. In addition, it’s quite expensive to keep a license active.
    For professionals who are required to have licenses and who are not
    currently working in said profession or in a particular state this is a
    common practice.”Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/politics-other-controversies/773018-first-ladys-law-license-attorney-obama.html#ixzz1j1KzkY1S

  • terry1956

    The federal government has no constitutional authority to regulate pay day lenders in the states but  slick willy and GW worked even more to transfer loan and interest regulations to the federal government in violation of the US constitution plus some state constitutions which sets a maxium rate of interest ( Tennesse constitution sets it at 10%, I think a max is stupid for my state but the federal government had no authority to over turn it)                     
      .Where the federal government does have authority is over bankrpucy which GW Bush watered down for individuals but not corporations.                                 
       Yet the Anti American International Marxist we have now as president did not bother to work to  repeal the unconstitutional power grabs of Clinton and Bush because he Hussein Obama wants more centralize power than  Clinton and GW did.

  • Melbo58

    Also like Newton LeRoy, he’s a stupid man’s idea of what a smart man sounds like.

  • Melbo58

    You seem to know a lot about the Chicago gay bath house scene. We demos try not to lump all teabaggers together but almost every time you guys fart off about gays, the next thing you know, up pops the devil. (Latest case the ole’ Miss. Governor). You will be happy to know that we have urged Obama to use his Marxist powers to declare” GnOP Gay Amnesty Day”. When you come out of your closet, don’t forget to thank the Kenyan in Chief. Rick Santorum will thank you.

  • Melbo58

    Damn Rocco, just as we were really getting a laugh on with the two previous girls, you had to get all serious. You must be the belle of the ball at the klan rallies.

  • terry1956

    melbo, maybe you and the marxist globalist traitor we currectly have in the white house knows something about teabaggers from practice  from the T bag parties you have in bath houses but maybe you could sell the story to the National Enqueier if it is true.      
     Otherwise why would you  falsely accuse the president of going to tea bagging parties  and doing such digusting things to so many men and spreading a lot of disease to his wife?      
      You  should be ashame of your self you should have warned her first if its true before spreading the news in a public forum and maybe you should go get a checkup for STDS that the president got and gave you while teabagging in the bathouses in the windy city.

  • Melbo58

    Finally a sane RePug.(lol)  I thought I’d have to read this whole web site first. You do realize you will be a Kenyan from this day forward, huh? Oh well, as my avatar shows, I always root for the bad guys.

  • Melbo58

    Are you insane?

  • Melbo58

    I guess I just have to say it……….How did impeachment in ’98 work out for ya!? WE double dog dare you tuff guys. We are begging you.

  • Melbo58

    Can we count on you to start to paper work? We need a name to place on the tombstone of the t-GnOP.

  • terry1956

    he can not violate it becauses it is null and void it is unconstitutional just like most of the legislation that as having been passed by congress and signed by presidents for the past 80 years.

  • Melbo58

    Yes you are indeed, insane!

  • Melbo58

    Told you so. Next you’ll be Michelle’s secret lover.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

    The liar Islamic atheist marxist socialist European style pre-anti-colonist Kenya era communist dictator hates American which expect for him every American would have a job and be in the 1%.

  • terry1956

    melbo if you want to debate me then do so but you will probably have  to grow out of your useful idiot stage fot the fascist control freak ruling class majority before you can do so with this here hillbilly highschool drop out factory worker.                          
      But If I have trouble in the debate with you I will put my second against you or your second any day and he will wipe the floor with you or your second in a debate.

  • Melbo58

    Hmmm….this has been a very interesting exchange, I feel like the proverbial fly on the wall. (lmaso)

  • terry1956

    there you go accusing the president of teabagging in bathouses again.                    
     Shame on you!

  • Melbo58

    Mr. EMT, ask your three year old, “Which would you rather be. A lawyer or the POTUS”? It seems that he would be more able to answer that question than you.

  • terry1956

    Does she, Bill and Janet Reno get off on arson too?         
     Is that why they ordered the burning in Waco?

  • unit999

    Have none of you very educated and worldly individuals not figured out that Mr.Obama and his wife are not who they say they are period.  Have you ever heard of a mole or have seen the Manchurian Candidate? 
    Think about it who, what, when, where, there is nothing to find of a past because there is none to find. 
    Between educated dummies and worse in our congress we are going down the tube and it doesn’t smell very at the bottom. 
    We need to get together like the ones trying to run for the Republican offering and focus on the common evil that is now in charge.

  • terry1956

    Well first we need to get a Speaker of the House who will impeach him.                
     But Nancy did not have the guts to impeach GW either, probably because he had to much dirt on the wicked witch of the west.

  • Melbo58

    No we would say it was racist hick and hayseed nonsense. And also we would say we hope you keep it up, all the way till 11/12. The youth and OWS crowd is going to love it. But you will be hatin’ it.

  • terry1956

    appears you all are close to scrapping the bottom of the barrel, the bottom would of course be Obama.             
     Perry might not be up at the top where the best apples are but he is some where in the center he is the best running this year.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

    You just want to punish success by keeping the entrepreneurship payday lender from reaping the rewards of their investment by allow borrowers who make no difference anyway to stand in the way of more job creation. Its the regulation of   by the Islamic atheist America hater that is  destroying the country like when he created the EPA to punish the coal miner.  You have been deceived into believing that the redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich is not in your best interest.

  • terry1956

    its because they impeached him for the lowest charges, Slick did far worse but the esatablishment of either of the two party did not want to charge him with the major crimes because they made it easy for him to commit those crimes.              
     For  Example the Danforth Commision on Waco was a whitewash.

  • Melbo58

    While you’re at it, could you check out the entire GnOP candidate slate for any evidence of white man’s affirmative action. All of them seem to be incompetent fools and idiots incapable of even getting on major state ballots, let alone running the greatest military in the world. There is no way they could be where they are without  white privileged. We know you’re honest and will get back to us.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

    And then the lying Islamic Globalist atheist America hater ended the war in Iraq, too.  The minute we left they started making WMD on the days they have the electricity on.  We need a presidential pledge to re-invade Iraq the first day in office and ask every candidate to sign it. The day before the invasion in 2003 Tom Ridge went on national TV suggesting everyone buy duct-tape plastic and 5 gal of water.   I had to use mine to fix a hole in the roof of my trailer, but I gonna buy more now.  I suggest everybody go buy some now.

  • Melbo58

    I think GL, probably uses his tongue very well also. He knows much of the gay life, rules, and regulations. But then again that’s teabaggers for you!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

    I would have thought Rand Paul.  Ever notice that gaze of his starting off into space like he’s been hypnotized? 

  • Mr. EMT

    My three year old wants to know why you are so stupid?
    My three year old says “you can do both”
    My three year old asks if you are ignorant about how many presidents are also still lawyers with licence to practice, such as the clintons
    My three year old is laughing at how stupid you are since you appear to have no idea how willing any practicing attorney would ever turn over their licence to practice.
    My three year old says go shower and get a job.

  • Melbo58

    You know Dave, it’s true I really have enjoyed picking what little meat there is off of  your (wackos) bones. But do you really believe “the Islamic atheist America hater that is  destroying the country” could not only be elected, but stay in office for over three years all the while confounding his loyal opposition. Without a scratch public or private to speak of. This is what worries us about you Timmy McVey wannabe’s, that just sounds for more visceral than simple disagreement. Sir, I don’t know if it’s me but your last sentence doesn’t  make a damn bit of sense.

  • terry1956

    So melbo you don’t have the smarts to debate so you just throw out words like teabagger and insane?                                                               
      So that shows good signs that maybe you have gone beyond the useful idiot stage to  either the fascist or marxist ( both types get a tingle up their leg thinking about Obama and Obama will lay down with any dog for more power) and in the training stages of being a campign operative or if not you should apply because you would fit in real well with the Obama team.         
      Maybe they will let you make coffee runs.

  • Melbo58

    Sir, now you’re beginning to get scary. (lol)  I feel I’m at a disadvantage because I can’t make hide or tails out of almost anything you’re saying! Does someone hear speak t-bag?
    What’s with this 2nd, 3rds, and 4th crap? How old are you?

  • Melbo58

    Ok Dave, I give up.  You kicked my butt clean up to my shoulders! I’m no match for the power of gibberish. But for all I know, your key board could be all fouled out by spittle and other “discharges”.

  • terry1956

    they should have keep it to still require 67 senators to stop a fillibuster.                             
     They passed less bills then combined many decades before when the House had the fillibuster or at least the disappearing quoram.                                                                         
     It actually  would be better if both chambers had to have 75% yeahs before a bill could pass plus the senators were still picked by state legislators where one chamber represented counties or townships of varying population sizes plus if we had the lowest ratio of representive to represented in the constitution for US house representation- 1 for every 30,000 people or over 10,000 of them.

  • Melbo58

    Terr, I maintain that Smooth”B” is exercising his right as Pres. to make these and Other appointments as he sees fit. If not then we shall see if your boys can EFFECTIVELY do any thing about it. We have little to no respect for the GnOP because: It has acted in bad faith, acted as an obtuse antagonist, refused the offer viable alternatives,lack majority public support, lack moral and legal authority. Now once again, to us you guys are whiners (aka Herman Cain) and hypocrites. We are not playing around. Put up or shut up. The dance floor is wide open, we are moving to the future.

  • terry1956

    LOl I did not write anything about 3rd or 4th but as in duels good debates sometimes allows  each of the two parties to pick a second.             
      Especially if  the other party such as yourself is at such a disadvatage.                
      Anyway you keep talking about all this teabagging stuff I’m not interested in helping you with your Windy City bathouse perversions so can we talk about another subject.?           
     

  • terry1956

    Oh they are not robots or even useful idiots  Obama and his wife lust for power of others being the control freaks they are.

  • terry1956

    Yep all about concentrating more and more power world wide in a fewer and fewer hands and Obama wants to be the Dear Leader.

  • terry1956

    Well  history says many in the Nazi party had various homosexual fetishes involving S&M which maybe included teabagging.     
     You seem to know a lot about teabagging and teabagger from experience with Obama in bathouses or something didn’t you  write?             
     So are you saying you  and Obama took off your Stalin uniforms and Dressed like Nazis from the waist up?                                                                          
      You really should not make up stuff like that about the president.                      
      I don’t know why you ask sdebeaubien about  what you and Obama did in a bathouse in the Windy City because Tea Party people don’t go to those places.           
      Well maybe a few do but they don’t like to dress up like Stalin and Hitler  plus practice S&M like you seem too.                                                                                       
      

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

    You have to understand that before trickle down can work we have to have gush up. We will arm ourselves with stupidity to defeat the dictator in chief and save the country from the over-regulation or drinking water and nuclear waste which has cause the demise of the Western Civilization.  

  • 2shinyshoes

    When does our Congress begin Impeachment Hearings?  Or are they too wimpy, and don’t give a rip if this guy is thrown at the American Public…

  • Altosackbuteer

    You said, “You´re not following this.  A REPLACEMENT for the director is not possible since the Director does not yet exist.”

    My answer: Wrong; I AM following this.

    ANYTIME a directorship is open,  SOMEBODY GOTTA BE THE ACTING DIRECTOR, because in the meanwhile, the agency is still in business, stil up ‘n running, still doing what it does, AND SOMEBODY GOTTA DIRECT IT.

    So therefore, in effect, when a directorship is left open indefinitely because a certain party (and it could be either, depending upon who’s in power) filibusters replacements, then in a de facto sense, anybody who’s the acting director pending the appointment and confirmation of the real future director, is in effect a recess appointment, albeit without actually having been appointed, which may be even WORSE than a recess appointment.

  • Altosackbuteer

    Nice stuff here.

  • Altosackbuteer

    I have heard this before about the War Powers Act.

    But legally, you are quite WRONG.  The WPA IS legal and in effect, unless and until either a court of competent jurisdiction says it’s unconstitutional, or unless and until the Congress repeals it.

    And it’s actually a very FAIR law.  It recognizes that in today’s world, sometimes a President must take immediate action and doesn’t have the time to consult with the Congress first.

    In such a case, the law merely requires the President to consult with the Congress at the first available opportunity and to obtain their consent.

    Congress is SUPPOSED to share war-making with the President. 

  • Altosackbuteer

    How did Impeachment work in ’98?

    The REAL question is, how did it work for BOTH parties?  For BOTH parties promoted things which were AGAINST their interest.

    The Republicans lost the ’98 election because of Impeachment, which is something I’m sure you’ll agree with.  However, the Democrats LOST 2000 because of it; Impeachment is why we got George Herbert Hoover Bush Jr. and not Al Gore.

    This is what the Democrats SHOULD have done: They should have gone along with convicting Slick Willie and removing him — BUT — they SHOULD have screamed publically about how unfair it was.

    Because in THIS case, Al Gore would have become PRESIDENT Al Gore.  And it would have been like 1964 all over again, with an incumbent Democrat running after picking up the hallowed mantle of the fallen, saintly president.

    PRESIDENT Al Gore would have been unbeatable in 2000.  But Vice President Al Gore, running as Slick Willie’s defender, smelled just bad enough that it turned off just enough voters to defeat him.

    Say all you want about Florida — but when Al Gore can’t carry either his own home state or Slick Willie’s home state — he DESERVED to lose.

  • another_engineer

    Mooshelle lost her law license in 1994. I’m not even a damn lawyer, i’m a lowly engineer trying to compete with H1B’s that are pouring out of the neocon/liberal hat.

    BTW: I had attorney’s I know look into it. She paid to have her law license “inactive” and was under some sort of disciplinary action, but amazingly those files were expunged from the records.

  • juniperinthedesert

    Too right!!An example of this was in England when Tony and Cherie Bliar, both lawyers, ripped through parliament in 1997,with hundreds and thousands of quickly passed bills, including the human rights bill. this gave Cherie and her cronies, a lifelong supply of richly rewarding human rites cases, protecting mozlem terrorists from the law, and making the lawyers millionaires in the process. And we don’t have a constitution with any protections!

  • juniperinthedesert

    You are obsessed with “whites”: if you were someone who was obsessed with blacks, you would be called a racist. Only demo-rats/libtards are obsessed with race because that is their only tool in government: manipulate blacks and then scream “waaacist!!”

  • PR_Ohio

    “Michelle Obama performed a court-ordered “voluntary surrender” of her law license in 1993.”

    Always gotta love that “court ordered voluntary surrender”. Hehe.

    Nice post btw.

  • subband

    It’s funny how so many Republicans are NOW complaining about ‘unconstitutional’ acts by a President.  I didn’t hear them moan when Bush violated amendments 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. I guess it’s alright when you agree with the violations…