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The Senate Just Became A Democracy. Harry Reid And The Nuclear Option.

Harry and the Boys just crossed a 200 year old line in the sand.

What’s that you say we are a Democracy? Nope sorry , but we are a

Constitutional Republic/ Federal Republic depending on who you ask. The difference is in a Democracy the Majority/Mob rules. A simple majority.

In other words Mob rules. Here’s an example.

You have 100 people 60 Men and 40 Women.

Certain Men want to rape the Women and they keep voting on it , but they keep losing by a vote of 59-41. So they can not rape.

Now simple rule change and “Democracy/Mob Rule” they vote and it is now 51-49 Men win and get to rape Women. Do you now see why it was important to keep the vote at 60.

But Karma is a Bitch and after 2014 the Demtards will have to pay the piper.

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Legal expert says Senate Dems’ nuclear option could lead to ‘mass destruction’

Published November 21, 2013

FoxNews.com
 Jay Sekulow, the Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice , told Fox NewsMegyn Kelly Thursday Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to invoke the so-called “nuclear option” could change the face of the federal judiciary, saying “when you use a nuclear weapon there is mass destruction.”

Sekulow said on “The Kelly File” the Senate decision to approve a rule change that strips the minority party of its primary power to block nominations could be a slippery slope.

“I think Supreme Court nominees aren’t going to be off the table either, I don’t think legislation is off the table,” Sekulow said. “I think what Harry did today was use the nuclear option and Megyn, when you use a nuclear weapon there is mass destruction.”

He said Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, Obama appointees considered to be very liberal, could seem moderate in comparison to future appointees in other federal courts.

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“The president said he wants to remake the federal judiciary and you can imagine the image in which that is going to be remade,” he said.

However, Sekulow said the Democrats’ move may backfire, because Republicans will be able to do the same when they regain the majority in the chamber and there is a Republican in the White House.

“The fact of the matter is they need to play tough too because it is good for both, this is not a one-way ratchet here,” he said.

~Steve~

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/21/legal-expert-says-senate-dems-nuclear-option-could-lead-to-mass-destruction/

 

A Dying Senior Citizen Tells It Like It Is… Awesome

This is just so awesome. What a Man. Don’t make them like that anymore.

This is well written!
 It will be well worth the two minutes it requires to read this. It is quite impressive.
 You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or Libertarian  and I bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.
 This gentleman is obviously quite smarter than the two senators he sent it to. All I can say is amen to everything he said. A very articulate letter sent to the two U.S. Senators from Washington State .
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April 3, 2013
Washington, DC , 20510
Dear Senator:
 I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement.  It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments.  I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.
 
Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government.  I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold.  I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers.  So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.
 
 Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year!  And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America ‘s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.
 In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obama Care,”  a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several  paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves  from it, substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.
 You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making  3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep)  ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course,  you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).
 You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an  eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of  truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and  under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking  for a handout rather than a job.  Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy.  And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democratic voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?
 
 I would offer that you are not entirely to blame.  What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves.  It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role.  To paraphrase President  Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics),  bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.
 
 As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”  I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?
 While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what  cars we can drive, gasoline to use and what health care we must buy.   Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.
 
 As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible  health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator, while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of  course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.
 
 The  chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto  signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or  representative, has heard us and actually cares.  This letter will, however, go online where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.
 
 I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all  the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just  goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours,  and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually  try to pick up the tab.
 
 My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off, while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.  For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.
 
Sincerely,
 Bill  Schoonover
3096  Angela Lane
Oak  Harbor, WA 98277
~Steve~

H/T  Jean

I verified it thru snopes. Yea I know.  LOL

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/schoonover.asp

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Pretty incredible, eh?
Mr. Schoonover may not get to live through the horror that the full implementation of Obamacare will bring, but most of the rest of us will get to experience it.
As CNSNews.com recently noted, the federal regulations governing Obamacare are already more than 8 times longer than the entire Gutenberg Bible. We are heading toward an unprecedented bureaucratic nightmare…
Since March 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA), the administration has published in the Federal Register 109 final regulations governing how Obamacare will be implemented.
These regulations add up to 10,516 pages in the Federal Register—or more than eight times as many pages as there are in the Gutenberg Bible, which has 642 two-sided leaves or 1,286 pages.
And health insurance premiums are already starting to go through the roof at the same time that many Americans are having their hours cut back at work as a result of Obamacare.
We are seeing a fundamental transformation of the workforce, and it is all thanks to Obama. Billionaire Mort Zuckerman made the following statement on the McLaughlin Group this past weekend…
“Part-time employment is going to grow from 25 percent of the workforce to close to 50 percent of the workforce in part because of the problems of healthcare obligations.”
Can you survive on a part-time income?
In the years ahead you might have to.
And of course the Republicans are doing nothing to stop the implementation of Obamacare even though they have had opportunity after opportunity…
“When the Democrats passed Obamacare, every single Republican in the House and the Senate voted against it. Every single Republican in the House and Senate vowed to do something about it,” said L. Brent Bozell III, the chairman of ForAmerica.org. He noted that Republicans took control of the House in 2010 by campaigning against Obamacare.
“Sean, the problem is, they have done nothing about it,” Bozell told Sean Hannity Monday night. And while Republican lawmakers talk about all the things they have done to defund and repeal Obamacare, “they have done nothing of substance,” Bozell said.
Our politicians don’t want any part of Obamacare themselves, but they are more than happy to force it on the rest of us.
The video posted below is less than 2 minutes long, but I think that it is one of the best videos about Obamacare that I have seen. I think that you will agree that it is extremely funny…
So what do you think about all of this?

http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2013/09/cgis-lymerick-awesome-letter-that-dying.html

Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban goes down in defeat

ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN WON’T BE IN DEMS‘ GUN BILL

I Love it when a plan comes together.    ~ Steve~ —————-

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BY ALAN FRAM
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP)Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided that a proposed assault weapons ban won’t be part of a gun control bill the Senate plans to debate next month, the sponsor of the ban said Tuesday, a decision that means the ban stands little chance of survival.

Instead, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she will be able to offer her ban on the military-style firearms as an amendment. Feinstein is all but certain to need 60 votes from the 100-member Senate to prevail, but she faces solid Republican opposition and likely defections from some moderate Democrats.
“I very much regret it,” Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters of Reid’s decision. “I tried my best.”

Asked about the decision, Reid, D-Nev., said he wanted to bring a gun bill to the full Senate that would have enough support to overcome any GOP attempts to prevent debate from even starting.

He said that “using the most optimistic numbers,” there were less than 40 votes for Feinstein’s ban. That is far less than the 60 votes needed to begin considering legislation, and an indication that Reid feared that including the assault weapons ban in the main guns bill would risk getting the votes needed to begin debate.

“I’m not going to try to put something on the floor that won’t succeed. I want something that will succeed. I think the worst of all worlds would be to bring to something to the floor and it dies there,” Reid said.

Feinstein, an author of the 1994 assault weapons ban that expired after a decade, said that Reid told her of the decision on Monday.

There are 53 Democrats in the Senate, plus two independents who usually vote with them.

An assault-type weapon was used in the December massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that revived gun control as a top issue in Washington. Banning those firearms was among the proposals President Barack Obama made in January in response to those slayings.

The assault weapons ban was the most controversial of the major proposals to restrict guns that have been advanced by Obama and Senate Democrats. Because of that, it had been expected that the assault weapons measure would be left out of the initial package the Senate considers, with Democrats hoping the Senate could therefore amass the strongest possible vote for the overall legislation.

Having a separate vote on assault weapons might free moderate Democratic senators facing re-election next year in Republican-leaning states to vote against the assault weapons measure, but then support the remaining overall package of gun curbs.

Gun control supporters consider a strong Senate vote important because the Republican-run House has shown little enthusiasm for most of Obama’s proposals.

Feinstein said Reid told her there will be two votes.

One would be on her assault weapons ban, which also includes a ban on ammunition magazines that carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The second would just be on prohibiting the high-capacity magazine clips.

Many Democrats think the ban on large-capacity magazines has a better chance of getting 60 votes than the assault weapons ban.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved four gun control measures this month, including Feinstein’s barring assault weapons and high capacity magazines. The others would expand required federal background checks for firearms buyers, increase federal penalties for illegal gun trafficking and boost school safety money.

© 2013 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

 H/T Drudge

 

This just in: Sen. Holstein (ain’t that a cow?) Feinstein coming for your guns

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You have to admit it looks like that ugly, buffalo breath, no talent hack, who should have been put out to pasture 30 yrs ago.    :D    

But how do you really feel, steve?

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a controversial ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, but the measure faces nearly certain defeat on the Senate floor.

The proposal, authored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), bans 157 different models of assault weapons, as well as magazines containing more than 10 bullets.

The vote was 10 to 8, with all Democrats supporting and all Republicans opposed. 

For more information… http://www.politico.com

Keep ‘em oiled boys and girls

-Steve

Fiscal Cliff averted! And What’s wrong with this story?

The White House and congressional leaders have reached a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, a Democratic source familiar with the negotiations confirmed. The agreement includes a two-month delay of the sequester, which had been scheduled to begin on Jan. 2. President Barack Obama spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about the agreement and both leaders have signed off on it, according to the source.

Does Any one happen to see John Boehner’s name anywhere in this drivel?
~Steve~
For more information… http://www.politico.com

Harry Reid Double-crosses Himself

The Pro-Drone Senators

For Your Consideration in the next election cycle:

Here is the list of Senators who voted FOR (Aye) the use of 30,000 drones over the land of Liberty:    Votes by Senator

Sen. Daniel Akaka [D, HI] Nay
Sen. Lamar Alexander [R, TN] Aye
Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R, NH] Aye
Sen. John Barrasso [R, WY] Abstain
Sen. Max Baucus [D, MT] Aye
Sen. Mark Begich [D, AK] Aye
Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO] Aye
Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D, NM] Aye
Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D, CT] Nay
Sen. Roy Blunt [R, MO] Aye
Sen. John Boozman [R, AR] Aye
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] Aye
Sen. Scott Brown [R, MA] Aye
Sen. Sherrod Brown [D, OH] Nay
Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC] Aye
Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA] Aye
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D, MD] Nay
Sen. Thomas Carper [D, DE] Aye
Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA] Nay
Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R, GA] Aye
Sen. Daniel Coats [R, IN] Aye
Sen. Thomas Coburn [R, OK] Aye
Sen. Thad Cochran [R, MS] Aye
Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND] Abstain
Sen. Chris Coons [D, DE] Aye
Sen. Bob Corker [R, TN] Aye
Sen. John Cornyn [R, TX] Aye
Sen. Michael Crapo [R, ID] Nay
Sen. Jim DeMint [R, SC] Nay
Sen. Richard Durbin [D, IL] Aye
Sen. Michael Enzi [R, WY] Aye
Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D, CA] Aye
Sen. Al Franken [D, MN] Nay
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] Nay
Sen. Lindsey Graham [R, SC] Aye
Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA] Aye
Sen. Kay Hagan [D, NC] Aye
Sen. Thomas Harkin [D, IA] Nay
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R, UT] Abstain
Sen. Dean Heller [R, NV] Aye
Sen. John Hoeven [R, ND] Aye
Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX] Aye
Sen. James Inhofe [R, OK] Aye
Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI] Aye
Sen. John Isakson [R, GA] Aye
Sen. Mike Johanns [R, NE] Aye
Sen. Ron Johnson [R, WI] Aye
Sen. Tim Johnson [D, SD] Aye
Sen. John Kerry [D, MA] Aye
Sen. Mark Kirk [R, IL] Abstain
Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN] Nay
Sen. Herbert Kohl [D, WI] Aye
Sen. Jon Kyl [R, AZ] Aye
Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA] Aye
Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D, NJ] Aye
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT] Nay
Sen. Mike Lee [R, UT] Nay
Sen. Carl Levin [D, MI] Aye
Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT] Aye
Sen. Richard Lugar [R, IN] Aye
Sen. Joe Manchin [D, WV] Aye
Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] Aye
Sen. Claire McCaskill [D, MO] Nay
Sen. Mitch McConnell [R, KY] Aye
Sen. Robert Menéndez [D, NJ] Aye
Sen. Jeff Merkley [D, OR] Nay
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D, MD] Nay
Sen. Jerry Moran [R, KS] Aye
Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK] Aye
Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA] Aye
Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE] Aye
Sen. Bill Nelson [D, FL] Aye
Sen. Rand Paul [R, KY] Nay
Sen. Robert Portman [R, OH] Aye
Sen. Mark Pryor [D, AR] Aye
Sen. John Reed [D, RI] Aye
Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] Aye
Sen. James Risch [R, ID] Nay
Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS] Aye
Sen. John Rockefeller [D, WV] Aye
Sen. Marco Rubio [R, FL] Aye
Sen. Bernard Sanders [I, VT] Nay
Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] Aye
Sen. Jefferson Sessions [R, AL] Aye
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D, NH] Aye
Sen. Richard Shelby [R, AL] Aye
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow [D, MI] Nay
Sen. Jon Tester [D, MT] Aye
Sen. John Thune [R, SD] Aye
Sen. Patrick Toomey [R, PA] Aye
Sen. Mark Udall [D, CO] Aye
Sen. Tom Udall [D, NM] Aye
Sen. David Vitter [R, LA] Abstain
Sen. Mark Warner [D, VA] Aye
Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA] Aye
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI] Aye
Sen. Roger Wicker [R, MS] Aye
Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR] Aye
Source: OpenCongress.org

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/63-active-drone-sites-in-usa/

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/drone-activity-getting-scary/

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/theres-a-drone-for-everything-now/

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/rumor-that-obama-administration-is-preparing-for-civil-war/

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/air-force-drones-getting-to-know-you/

LTG

Duct Tape Time. We are a bunch of Dopes.

Since 2003 there have been 8 attempts by Congress and Senate to ..Ahh, amend what article 2 section 1 . They have been setting this up for skippy all along. These people are all traitors to our Nation. They should be put in prison. This means they all understood what the founders meant when put this in. Why would they try to change, unless they knew damn well what the clause meant?

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Links to each of the resolutions.

LIVE LINKS TO EACH HJR and SENATE RESOLUTION
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:H.J.Res59:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:H.J.Res67:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:S2128:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:H.J.Res104:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:H.J.RES.2:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:H.J.Res15:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:H.J.Res42:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:S2678:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:S.RES.511:

~Steve~         H/T The always searching for the truth May

545 Spending Monkeys

~~LTG

Skippy’s Jobs Bill Fails

POLITICO Breaking News
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The Senate voted Tuesday night to block President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill, falling well short of the votes needed to break a Republican filibuster. The final vote was being held open so that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) could give Democrats their 51st “yes” vote, but the measure required 60 to move ahead.

For more information… http://www.politico.com

~Steve~