Saturday, July 23, 2016

Nothing to see here




Here's the text of the pledge which was signed by all of the Republican candidates:

I (name) affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for president of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is. I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate nor will I seek or accept the nomination for president of any other party.

In March of this year, Cruz reaffirmed that pledge.

"My answer is the same," Politico reported Cruz told reporters when asked if he would support Trump. "I committed at the outset, I will support the Republican nominee, whoever it is."

Cruz is not along in violating the pledge. Joining the Texas Senator are former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Ohio's Gov Kasich went on to trumphet: Trump probably can't win Ohio

Jeb Bush said, with great venality, that 

  • "Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.
Ravings of petulant losers.


Richard Cordray Cancer


Federal Courts Must Enforce Limits OnPresident's Appointment Powers

“Judge Ellen Huvelle ruled in State National Bank of Big Springs v. Lew that Cordray, after finally receiving Senate confirmation, could simply wave a magic wand and retroactively approve all of his unauthorized acts.

No one any longer contests that President Barack Obama acted in excess of his constitutional powers when, on January 4, 2012—a day on which the Senate was not in recess—he purported to grant a recess appointment to Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Yet, in a troubling decision issued last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia indicated that it was of no moment that for a period of 18 months Cordray, although no more than a private citizen, issued dozens of significant decisions in the name of CFPB.

Judge Ellen Huvelle ruled in State National Bank of Big Springs v. Lew that Cordray, after finally receiving Senate confirmation, could simply wave a magic wand and retroactively approve all of his unauthorized acts. That decision eviscerates the Constitution’s explicit limitations on the President’s appointment powers and encourages future Presidents to disregard those limitations.

The Appointments Clause Violation

President Obama attempted to make several recess appointments on January 4, 2012, including Cordray’s as well as several appointments to fill vacant slots on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Supreme Court disapproved President Obama’s efforts in NLRB v. Noel Canning, ruling unanimously that the recess appointments were unauthorized because the Senate remained in session on that date.

So what to do about official actions taken by the improperly appointed officials?

NLRB and CFPB adopted diametrically opposed approaches. NLRB carefully reconsidered each of its actions taken while the recess-appointed members were purporting to serve on its five-member board, and ultimately issued new decisions.

In sharp contrast, CFPB’s Cordray simply rubber-stamped every action he took during the 18 months (from January 2012 to July 2013) that he improperly exercised authority.
Treatment for Obama metastasis?  Chemo may leave traces, so cut it out with a machete.

Kerry "DUHBY"

Secretary of State John Kerry has said that terrorism is a more dangerous global threat than climate change, according to the Washington Examiner.

"Let me just say that one of the greatest challenges of our times besides the fight against extremism is to deal with the enormous battle of climate change," Kerry said in Denmark, perhaps indicating that he is changing course from earlier pronouncements that climate change is the greater threat.
"The threat of climate change is, without question, one of the defining if not the defining challenge — I'd probably give violent extremism — the defining threat of a generation, and it is a challenge that everybody has to approach with urgency," Kerry said while in Norway.

Even bigger than a President Trump?  
Kerry is just too, too special.

When Mexico Threatens ...

                                           Mexican Invaders


The President of Mexico threatened at the world economic summit grave consequences if Trump gets the Presidential seat: all the Mexicans in the USA will be going back home to Mexico.

And in case you’re reading this, Mr. Trump – yes, that does include Mexican prostitutes you’re so secretly fond of. So, you can forget about the Sunday night specials with all-you-can-undress free deals. Because, we know everything.”
The Mexican government announced they will close their borders to Americans in the event that Donald Trump is elected President of the United States. President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the country fears Americans will flood their country and bring violence and chaos to their streets. “Many Americans have expressed a desire to relocate to our country in the event that Donald Trump becomes President. We cannot have Mexico flooded with criminals and rapists,” he said.

In an interview with Telemundo, Nieto also announced that “further action will be taken by the Mexican government to ensure every single citizen of Mexico currently residing in the United States is brought home safely.” “We will not play around with something as important as the lives of our people. In our eyes and the eyes of every Mexican in the world, Donald Trump is a xenophobic, bigoted terrorist and imperialist who will ruin a country that was once a true friend of Mexico.”

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto must think he's addressing G.W. Bush with this bizarrely idle "threat."  

Pre-planned mass murder

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was likely steered into the sea intentionally, by its own captain, in a pre-planned mass murder-suicide, a new report reveals.

In an exclusive story posted online Friday, New York magazine says that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, “conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances.”

The story cites as its source a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation.

It took the FBI to discover the grim news of the captain’s apparent suicide test runs, the magazine said. [FULL]