Sunday, October 14, 2012

Arlo "Magic Bullet" Sphincter RIP

AP: Sen Arlen Specter Has died

The Boss- My Ass

What I See        
Born in the USA. 
So was Barbara Streisand

There are things in life, cultural things, that I never really understood.  Georgie Jessel?  There was a time in the 60's when he was on every variety show imaginable, where the likes of Dean Martin and Bob Hope would howl at his every utterance.  WTF?

And  "The Most Trusted Man in America."  WTF?  Who decided that?  Has anyone ever pinned down the first time someone used that Walter Cronkite appellation?  And Why?

And the Dallas Cowboys—"America's Team."  WTF? Who said?  If there was ever an America's NFL team, it was Lombardi's Green Bay Packers. Dallas? 

Bruce Springstein—"The Boss."  WTF?  See Cronkite. And maybe it's just me, but, STG, Dion Dimucci, Chuck Berry, Jerry Butler and even Percy Sledge delivered more memorable music than this guy. 

Stab me in the liver,  Sheesh.

St Ann Slays Dragons

Ann Coulter Cuts Off C-SPAN Caller
... and other delicious things

I taped this last week, and got around to watching it last night.  Trust me here; this will be the best thing you see on television all week. The callers, many spectacularly stupid, are handled with aplomb and cool efficiency by Saint Ann (yes, Saint Ann!). .

Let the kids do it

Kids at Play
An abstract for the paper debunks the claim that the president has the Constitutional to not enforce civil laws crafted and passed by Congress.

Res Ipsa Loquitor

“It’s the duties of the president. He must always uphold the law.”

- John Yoo, Berkeley law professor and former State Department attorney

In the paper entitled, “The Obama Administration, the Dream Act and the Take Care Clause,” authors Robert Delahunty of the University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] and John Yoo, a law professor at University of California at Berkeley and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, blast Obama's moratorium on deporting certain illegal immigrants. The professors dismissed the idea that the decision on whether to deport illegal immigrants who are arrested for minor infractions is a matter of prosecutorial discretion.

“If there’s one case and it’s left to the prosecutor well that’s fine, but what Obama did was take a million cases and leave it up to prosecutorial discretion, “John Yoo said to “The only reason it’s under [Department of Homeland Security Secretary] Janet Napolitano’s discretion is because Obama had made his decision. If she’s doing it under her own, she would have to be fired.” [Full]

Let's say you could take a group of 3rd graders,  and in a flash inculcate their little brains with the full text and meaning of the U.S. Constitution; and an honest history of the United States.  Having done this, we have them read the law professor's argument, and ask— " what should be done?"   The answers would undoubtedly be:
  1. Impeach and remove this President
  2. If the Congress will not impeach and remove the President, remove them.
  3. If they resist, nourish our "Tree of Liberty" with their blood. 
  4. Give Free Ice Cream to Everyone*
That's how simple this is.  So where have we gone wrong?

* There's always one retard in every class,