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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Is Congress Surreptiously Ceding Its Constitutional Authority to the Executive Branch??| The Post & Email

Is Congress Surreptiously Ceding Its Constitutional Authority to the Executive Branch??| The Post & Email: "A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT IS AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL SMOKESCREEN

July 6, 2011

Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution states that the president must obtain the 'advice and consent' of the Senate in making appointments

Representatives Broun, Gingrey, Graves, Price, Woodall,

Senators Chambliss, Isakson, by FAX:

S.J. RES. 10, a resolution to amend the Constitution to provide a balanced budget (BBA) is, perhaps, the greatest hoax ever perpetrated against We the People since the equally unconstitutional 17th Amendment. (1)

The superficial intent of the BBA is redundant to the enumerated powers of Congress; therefore the “selling” points are bogus. Sections 1. and 2. to provide a balanced budget under 18% GDP (unless Congress votes otherwise) is already provided for in Article 1. Sections 8. and 9. The House has constitutional authority and responsibility to raise revenue and expend that revenue from the treasury."

Who are the Top GOP Contenders in Texas? (Ron Paul 22% in Texas)

Who are the Top GOP Contenders in Texas? (Ron Paul 22% in Texas): "Question: If the Texas Republican primary were held today, which presidential candidate would you be most likely to vote for?

Ron Paul – 22% Rick Perry – 17% Herman Cain – 14% Newt Gingrich – 11% Gary Johnson – 9% Mitt Romney – 8% Michele Bachmann – 7% Tim Pawlenty – 2% John Huntsman – 2% Rock Santorum – 1% Undecided – 7%

(Excerpt) Read more at azimuthpolls.com ..."

Rush: If Anthony's Baby Was Killed In The Womb, Media Wouldn't Care

Rush: If Anthony's Baby Was Killed In The Womb, Media Wouldn't Care: "'You know, what I don't understand about it is they're [the media] all card-carrying liberals. When does the death of a child bother them? I've never seen them get so upset over the death of a child,' Rush Limbaugh said about the Casey Anthony verdict in his monologue on Wednesday.

'If the child had died, what, two years earlier in the womb this woman would be a star. She'd be a hero. And folks, I don't think that is a cliche to say. And I don't think it is as cheap attempt at humor. I think that while it may be uncomfortable to hear -- one of the reasons it is uncomfortable to hear is that there is an element of truth in it,' Limbaugh added.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ..."

'Team Casey' gives America the finger: How defence celebrated

'Team Casey' gives America the finger: How defence celebrated: "Casey Anthony's defence team have been branded insensitive and loutish after they were spotted celebrating their court victory with a lavish champagne party.

In an unapologetic display many have slammed as inappropriate considering the serious nature of their case, Jose Baez and his team were seen downing drinks as they watched reaction to their client being found not guilty of brutally murdering her two-year-old child, Caylee.

At one point, attorney Cheney Mason could be seen making an obscene gesture to an angry crowd outside, an apparent gesture of contempt towards anyone who dares criticise the team."

Pics, Video, Etc.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2011804/Casey-Anthony-verdict-Jose-Baez-defence-team-celebrate-champagne-party.html
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Court orders immediate halt to gay military ban

Court orders immediate halt to gay military ban: "- A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Wednesday the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy must be immediately lifted now that the Obama administration says it's unconstitutional to treat gay Americans differently under the law.

The ruling was the latest legal development in the long-running effort to end the policy by gay rights supporters.

The panel also noted that Congress repealed the policy in December and that the Pentagon is preparing to certify that it is ready to welcome gay military personnel.

It was not immediately clear what effect the court's ruling, which came in a lawsuit filed by a gay rights group, on the timeline for eliminating the ban."

The Future of Obama’s Stealth Gun Control

The Future of Obama’s Stealth Gun Control:

"It's not 'under the radar' anymore."

Obama: Don't use debt as a gun against ("the heads of") Americans

Obama: Don't use debt as a gun against ("the heads of") Americans: "President Barack Obama says the debt ceiling should not 'be used as a gun against the heads' of Americans to retain breaks for corporate jet owners or oil and gas companies.

Answering questions posed to him on the social Networking site Twitter, the president cast the debate over reducing the deficit in some of the starkest language he has used so far.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ..."

Casey Anthony supoenaed in Zenaida Gonzalez defamation suit

Casey Anthony supoenaed in Zenaida Gonzalez defamation suit: "CNN is reporting that Casey Anthony was served papers in jail Tuesday night for her deposition on a defamation lawsuit filed by Zenaida Gonzalez. Attorney John Morgan from Morgan & Morgan in Orlando is representing Gonzalez in the case.

According to the Morgan & Morgan website, Gonzalez was falsely named as Caylee Anthony's babysitter and that Casey Anthony said that Caylee was with the nanny when she disappeared.

The nanny was never found, but Gonzalez was questioned by authorities. Morgan & Morgan said that Gonzalez has never met Caylee or Casey Anthony. Morgan & Morgan's website says that Gonzalez's 'life has been turned upside down' since the accusation.

According to Morgan & Morgan's website, the suit seeks to 'clear Ms. Gonzales' name and rectify the damage done to her by the devastating, false accusations of Casey Anthony.'"

Pelosi Announces Hearing on Risks of Default to the U.S. Economy and Jobs

Pelosi Announces Hearing on Risks of Default to the U.S. Economy and Jobs:

"Why doesn’t the House Leadership due an Investigation into Nancy Pelosi’s role in creating the crisis?"

City turning red-light cameras back on

City turning red-light cameras back on: "The city of Houston will turn its red-light cameras back on today, Mayor Annise Parker announced after this morning’s City Council meeting.

According to a statement from the mayor’s office, tickets will be issued after a “short period of equipment testing.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ..."

Most Presidents Ignore the Constitution - WSJ.com

Most Presidents Ignore the Constitution - WSJ.com: "By ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO

In a radio interview in 2001, then-Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama noted -- somewhat ruefully -- that the same Supreme Court that ordered political and educational equality in the 1960s and 1970s did not bring about economic equality as well. Although Mr. Obama said he could come up with arguments for the constitutionality of such action, the plain meaning of the Constitution quite obviously prohibits it.
[Commentary] Getty Images

FDR tried to pack the Supreme Court.

Mr. Obama is hardly alone in his expansive view of legitimate government. During the past month, Sen. John McCain (who, like Sen. Obama, voted in favor of the $700 billion bank bailout) has been advocating that $300 billion be spent to pay the monthly mortgage payments of those in danger of foreclosure. The federal government is legally powerless to do that, as well."

Pelosi Announces Hearing on Risks of Default to the U.S. Economy and Jobs

Pelosi Announces Hearing on Risks of Default to the U.S. Economy and Jobs: "Pelosi Announces Hearing on Risks of Default to the U.S. Economy and Jobs July 06, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. on the impact of a default on the United States economy, job creation, and seniors and the middle class. This hearing, the only one in the House of Representatives on this critical issue, will emphasize the pain the American people would face if the United States were to default on its debt.

Witnesses for the hearing include:

Bruce Bartlett, Columnist, Former Advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Alan S. Blinder, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for Economic Policy Studies Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress Matthew J. Slaughter, Associate Dean of the MBA Program and the Signal Companies’ Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth"

Freed mother set to make a fortune from media interviews... but will family take her back?

Freed mother set to make a fortune from media interviews... but will family take her back?: "There is already speculation the compelling case could be turned into a movie, and she is likely to be inundated with lucrative television and book deals worth millions of dollars.

Despite the acquittal of capital murder charges, the Casey family lawyer said it was too early to say if they would welcome Casey back.

Speaking after the verdict he said: 'The family hopes that they will be given the time by the media to reflect on this verdict and decide the best way to move forward privately.'

Although Casey smiled and broke into tears of delight as she learned she had escaped the death penalty, she is also likely to face the fear of attack from an angry public who were stunned by the jury's decision.

She will also have to confront her family, which was torn apart after her defence team dramatically accused both her father and brother of sexually abusing her.

[snip]

Countless chat shows will give her the opportunity of telling her story for the first time - an offer she seems likely to take up, after her defence team had to dissuade her from giving testimony at the trial.

And because she has been found not guilty, there is nothing to stop Anthony selling her story to the highest bidder."

Dr. Manning Prophesied: Not Guilty Casey Anthony | ATLAH Media Network

Dr. Manning Prophesied: Not Guilty Casey Anthony | ATLAH Media Network:

"Dr. Manning Prophesied: Not Guilty Casey Anthony"

Prison Planet.com � Is the Internet Re-Wiring Our Brains?

Prison Planet.com � Is the Internet Re-Wiring Our Brains?: "TRANSCRIPT

Like any technology, the Internet is a double-edged sword, but is the world wide web literally re-wiring our brains, dumbing us down by destroying our ability to think analytically and infantilizing our minds in the process?

Are we becoming a world of wireheads as the constant onslaught of new information reduces our attention span to nothing – eviscerating our ability to concentrate?

Some neuroscientists say the Internet is re-moulding brains to rely on associative thinking – which leaves us incapable of reading or writing at length.

But Oxford University’s Susan Greenfield goes further – warning that the likes of Facebook and Twitter are giving people what amounts to a lobotomy of empathy.

“We know how small babies need constant reassurance that they exist,” she told the UK’s Daily Mail. “My fear is that these technologies are infantilizing the brain into the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights; who have a small attention span and who live for the momen"

The Obama Birth Certificate Forgery Trial Announcement | ATLAH Media Network

The Obama Birth Certificate Forgery Trial Announcement | ATLAH Media Network: "The Obama Birth Certificate Forgery Trial Announcement"

Obama’s ineligibility: A Congress of cowards

Obama’s ineligibility: A Congress of cowards: "As I wrote earlier, Attorney Leo Donofrio has documented evidence that Justia.com, the main resource on the web for all things related to United States Supreme Court holdings, has been censoring various references to Minor v. Happersett (1875), the Supreme Court case which proves that Obama is an illegal President.

These are just a few snowflakes on the tip of the iceberg. There is no doubt in my mind that many of our political leaders and government officials are co-conspirators in the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people."

Pat Buchanan: Overextended U.S. Empire Is Coming Down (video)

Pat Buchanan: Overextended U.S. Empire Is Coming Down (video): "'The United States is strategically overextended worldwide. What are we doing borrowing money from Japan to defend Japan. Borrow money from Europe to defend Europe. Borrow money from the Persian Gulf to defend the Persian Gulf. This country is over extended. It is an empire and the empire is coming down,' Pat NuBuchanan said on 'Morning Joe' today.

'Well you're not going to get the revenue, so you might as well end the war,' he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ..."

Should We Abolish the Jury System?

Should We Abolish the Jury System?:

(READER RESPONSE: Gunny G)

"the jury was correct.

('A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)"

Prison Planet.com � Protect IP Act Gives Government Power to Seize Websites On a Whim

Prison Planet.com � Protect IP Act Gives Government Power to Seize Websites On a Whim: "Law professors warn that new legislation allows state to seize websites merely for linking to other websites that host copyrighted material

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New legislation that would give the US government the power to seize website domains on a whim with no oversight merely for linking to sites that host copyrighted material has been labeled a hallmark of “repressive regimes” by a group of law professors who warn that the bill allows the state to “break the Internet addressing system”."

Putting reelection ahead of nation’s woes

Putting reelection ahead of nation’s woes:

(READER RESPONSE)

"I think Obama got elected to cause woes. His re-election is to cause even more woes. The mission is to fundamentally change the country from a free market capitalist society to a public market socialist society. Maybe the remnants of the Constitution will stop him. I hope. I hate socialism. It does not work."

UN environmental initiative is the Tea Party’s new nightmare

UN environmental initiative is the Tea Party’s new nightmare: "Tea Party activists have started to sound the alarms over a United Nations initiative most Americans have never heard of, one that many in the movement see as one of the greatest threats to America’s sovereignty.

“Americans are so focused on Congress and Obama at the federal level of government right now that most are overlooking the socialism creeping in at the local level through Agenda 21,” the Tea Party publication the Tea Party Tribune warned readers on July 2.

Agenda 21 is a UN initiative that 178 governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) adopted in 1992 under the auspices of saving the environment. It bills itself as a coordinated plan of action to help nations and local government ensure “sustainability.”

“Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment,” the U.N. website explains.

While the aim sounds innocent enough, Tea Partiers argue that it is just a means to an end. The end, they say, is the usurpation of American sovereignty, a planned economy and redistribution of the wealth."

Obama’s ICE amnesty puts us in physical danger as he tells the Middle Class to “go to hell” � Coach is Right

Obama’s ICE amnesty puts us in physical danger as he tells the Middle Class to “go to hell” � Coach is Right: "Over the years Democrat presidents have betrayed America to various degrees. A feckless John Kennedy double crossed CIA efforts to overthrow Castro;Carter gave away the Panama Canal and Clinton sold the Chinese secret missile technology. Now Barack Obama may have topped these dubious “achievements” by stepping up his war on the Middle Class and threatening our very lives in his lust for power.

Not content to tax us into numbing poverty and hopelessness,Obama is throwing our borders open to bring in fraudulent new Democrat voters without regard for the fact they are bringing deadly diseases with them. The consistent evidence is that,many of these illegal aliens are carriers of virulent diseases.

Diseases sneaking in with these illegals"

White House uses Twitter to bully critics

White House uses Twitter to bully critics: "President Obama’s director of progressive media is obsessed with one particular conservative provocateur. Jesse Lee’s duties at the White House include “online response” — and there has been no shortage of responses to one person who routinely communicates with him on Twitter."

20 Linux Alternatives for Common Windows Applications

20 Linux Alternatives for Common Windows Applications: "Looking for Linux alternatives to Windows software? Here are twenty choice Linux apps you might want to consider."

Eugene J. Koprowski, Esq. -- Equal treatment under law 'completely unfair', judges rule

Eugene J. Koprowski, Esq. -- Equal treatment under law 'completely unfair', judges rule: "Some progressive judges now believe that equal treatment under the law is, so to speak, unconstitutional. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over the Midwestern states of Michigan and Ohio, as well as the Mid-South states of Kentucky and Tennessee, last week quashed a 2006 law which amended Michigan's state constitution and banned racial discrimination and preferences in government contracts, and other areas.

Racial discrimination is against the federal Constitution, and has been since the aftermath of the Civil War, in the 1860s, when slavery was banned. These federal laws were updated more than 40 years ago. But Michigan made the next logical step with its new law, ending affirmative action, started by LBJ during the 1960s, on the premise that enough time had passed and that preferences for previously discriminated-against groups were no longer necessary. After all, we have a black president, and we're the first Western democracy ever to be able to make that claim. We also the first black GOP chairman from 2009-2011, and a black woman as secretary of state from 2005-2009 and a black man as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff 20 years ago.

But the appeals court's s"

Manning the Barricades for Virtue and America

Manning the Barricades for Virtue and America: "This a Fourth of July we are reflecting on the Founding Father’s intensive study of the Roman civilization. Knowing history, they embraced Rome’s virtues and eschewed her vices. The Founders understood the currents of history which gave us a collective heritage unrivaled. Sadly, we as a nation are turning our backs on the morality that made America special.

The country has convulsed in the past 30 years as a new modern morality has supplanted the currents of culture built nearly two thousand years ago along the shores of Galilee. This new culture is not yet fully defined, but we stand horrified as we peer into the future.

The culture of the Roman world was brutal and nasty. Ironically, we see its worst practices reviving with vigor. Please give us a moment as we recount a history seldom taught today’s students."

YouTube - ‪Why Tyrants and Criminals hate the Republic!‬‏

YouTube - ‪Why Tyrants and Criminals hate the Republic!‬‏: "Why Tyrants and Criminals hate the Republic!"

YouTube - ‪Media Attacks America on Independence Day!‬‏

YouTube - ‪Media Attacks America on Independence Day!‬‏: "Media Attacks America on Independence Day!"

BREAKING: F&F firestorm: Mexican officials want to prosecute U.S. officials

BREAKING: F&F firestorm: Mexican officials want to prosecute U.S. officials: "And now that the Casey Anthony case has been decided, perhaps more attention will be paid to the gunrunning controversy.

Incredibly, according to The Hill newspaper, the family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry does not want officials here prosecuted, only the straw buyers and gunrunners who may have been involved in moving the murder weapon from a gun shop in this country into the hands of the criminal who killed him.

Yet, as this column reported yesterday, there is ample evidence that quite a few U.S. officials knew about the controversial gunrunning sting operation . It may be some of those officials Mexican authorities want to get their hands on for legal action.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ..."

The Gettysburg Address still gives us hope we can free ourselves � Coach is Right

The Gettysburg Address still gives us hope we can free ourselves � Coach is Right: "In contrast to your article, I posted Dilorenzo's...
http://www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo118...

at FR, and it was promptly deleted.

Perhaps not here?

Gunny G
aka:
Dick Gaines
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Obama: Good U.S.-Mexican relations demand we spare guilty and let innocent die

Obama: Good U.S.-Mexican relations demand we spare guilty and let innocent die: "“President Barack Obama is attempting to block the execution in Texas on Thursday of a Mexican man because it would breach an international convention and do ‘irreparable harm’ to US interests,” Guardian.co.uk reports."

OJ jurors relieved at no longer being the dumbest 12 people on earth

OJ jurors relieved at no longer being the dumbest 12 people on earth: "OS ANGELES – Legal experts and scientists were quick to issue a verdict of their own following the shocking “not guilty” decision announced today in the Casey “Tot Mom” Anthony trial: the 12 jurors who were assigned to the OJ “The Juice” Simpson case are no longer the 12 dumbest people on the planet.

The Juice, a former NFL star running back and master knife wielder, was found not guilty in the “trial of the century” in 1995 despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.

“But at least they had an excuse, an ulterior motive, for liberating The Juice,” explains Dr. Timothy Miser, a law professor, psychiatrist and talk-show host with the Buckhead Community College in Atlanta.

(Excerpt) Read more at wineandexcrement.com ..."

Ron Paul on the Importance of America's Jury System

Ron Paul on the Importance of America's Jury System: "I have known of Dr. Paul for several years due to his dogged antagonism of the Federal Reserve System and Chairman Greenspan. I first blogged about him back in 2002, and when I heard he was running for President, I immediately set up a website – the DailyPaul.com - to support his bid. I've watched the site traffic grow steadily from an average of 10 visits per day (most of them me, checking to see if anyone had found the site!) to one hundred times that, and it is still growing fast. Dr. Paul’s eldest grandson, Matt Pyeatt was one of the first to find the site and now blogs there regularly with news and insights that only a grandson can have."

Truth from Mainstream Media is a Welcome and refreshing thing to see | EUTimes.net

Truth from Mainstream Media is a Welcome and refreshing thing to see | EUTimes.net: "Leave it to KGO, San Francisco’s most historic broadcast station, to be one of the only mainstream U.S. media groups to tell what appears to be, a fair story about the Greek authorities blocking of the Gaza blockade breaker: Freedom Flotilla II.

KGO has always been a hallmark of media freedom on both radio and television. Today it is clear that a spirit of greatness still resides in this in their newsroom and studio.

Regarding Freedom Flotilla II, our regular readers already know that this latest effort is well underway and also that Israel would be there to do everything possible to thwart the flotilla’s success, including enlisting the Greek government, so they can maintain their illegal siege of this section of Palestine that has for years, been under Israeli attack."

Patriot Act most unconstitutional US law | EUTimes.net

Patriot Act most unconstitutional US law | EUTimes.net: "The United States Congress has severely encroached on Americans’ civil liberties and constitutional rights with its post-9/11 adoption of the contentious Patriot Act, says writer and radio host Stephen Lendman.

“The Patriot Act in fact was written many months before the 9/11 event that made it possible for the Congress nearly unanimously to pass this police-state act,” Lendman said on Sunday in an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk.

“There has never been in the U.S. a piece of legislation from the Congress more repressive, more in violation of the U.S. Constitution, more in violation of anything America claims to stand for,” he added.

He also said that the provisions stipulated in the amendments of the bill of rights were put in place to serve the U.S. aristocracy and not the people."

US needs another declaration of independence | EUTimes.net

US needs another declaration of independence | EUTimes.net: "235 years after the American colonies declared independence from Britain, the passengers on the U.S. Boat to Gaza call for a new American Declaration of Independence, this time from Israel.

The passengers issued their call from the decks of the U.S.-flagged boat, The Audacity of Hope, which is currently confined to a Greek military pier near Athens, while its captain sits in jail."

208. Real Freedom and Ron Paul

208. Real Freedom and Ron Paul: "The establishment does not get it. Free individuals are withdrawing their consent to be ruled. And it is free people who create the social condition of liberty, not those who simply mouth bromides. Ron Paul’s singular integrity shines forth as exemplifying the well-examined life.

Butler Shaffer: LRC Archives"

Today's Toons 7/6/11

Today's Toons 7/6/11: "Today's Toons 7/6/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 7/6/11 | pookie18

Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 5:05:23 AM by pookie18

Click on link."