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Law of supremacy.  Since Congress can't do it, State governments can't do it either. That means the State governments can't choose favorites either.  Verboten.  If someone wants to put up religious symbols on public land they have the first amendment to protect their right, and I'm all for it.  If the good citizens of Maryland really want their cross they can privately raise the funds to maintain it.  I will applaud their efforts.  But their government's hands are tied, since that particular symbol is associated with one particular religion, and the State isn't allowed to choose favorites, again due to the First Amendment.
Wrong. The Amendment requires that congress makes a law. I’m not quite sure why you keep ignoring that part. The words matter.

Picking and choosing favorites is not in the Constitution. That’s what you and others WANT it to say, but that’s not what it says.

Spin Zone / Re: CNN Hires Hot Conservative - Staff Losing Minds
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:41:52 AM »
Please tell that to the Danish, Swedes, Icelanders, Flemish, Dutch, German, Austrians, and the French.

All of which have a demographic just like the U.S.


Every now and again Costco sells a very nice low profile floor jack. It's a beast, I have one. Jack stands are cheap and should be used in addition to a jack. I like at least two forms of protection from being smushed by the car. And if I have a tire off I'll throw that under as well.

Been thinking about this need for there to be hate. And when it isn’t there, you have to make it up.

Racism has to be taught, to be fueled. Democrats just can’t let it die, even though conservatives let go of it long ago. We see the threat from a behavior, or an ideology, not a race.

Why would you even need to come up with a term like “microaggression,” unless there weren’t enough actual aggressions against your victim group du jour to make a case?

Archive of faux hate crimes:

Spin Zone / Re: Carlos Danger will be on the prowl again
« on: February 17, 2019, 07:40:44 AM »
Probably not.  His political career is over, and she's a rug muncher, like Hillary (probably with Hillary) anyway.  She's probably after Valerie Jarrett, or Michelle Obama at this point.
Thanks for ruining breakfast asshole.

But you’re probably right.

Spin Zone / Re: He's done it
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:59:45 PM »
Do you beleive border security is a national security issue or not?  What is the President's role and responsibilty in these matters of national security?
Trump’s role as Commander in Chief under the Constitution provides broad authority for him to fulfill his obligations to protect this country.

Comparing this to Obama using EOs to grant DACA recipients status is not anywhere near the same. Any comparison is infantile.

Spin Zone / Re: He's done it
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:48:25 PM »
I believe you're confusing emergency with Executive action.  They're quite different.
Well, if you want to pick nits, I suppose you could say that he issued an executive order, to address a declared national emergency.  But the point remains, Obama declared all of those national emergencies (which were mostly for other nations), and then placed an executive order to address that emergency.

Sort of like saying we won't allow a wall, but a fortified, enhanced fence might be ok.  WTF is the difference?

Spin Zone / Re: RGB is back at work
« on: February 15, 2019, 01:55:13 PM »
Who's RGB???    ???

Ruth Gator Binsburgh.

I think you're confusing National Emergencies with Executive orders.
Nope.  Those are actual national emergencies declared by Obama:

I'm astounded at how many of those "national emergencies" had nothing to do with THIS nation.  At least Trump is addressing a clear and present danger to our nation.

Wasn't that basically an older FIAT?

Actually, a very bad eastern European copy of a very bad Fiat Lol!

Spin Zone / Re: Green New Deal
« on: February 14, 2019, 09:10:00 AM »
^^^This. The problem is: “doing something about it” has consequences- known consequences- devastating economic consequences. All for a hypothetical and unproven future benefit.
Even if the science is “science”, the ”cure” is pure religion. Not politics, religion. We are asked - TOLD - that surrendering our liberty and our treasure to the government is mandatory in order to cure the planet, and anything less is effectively murder. And we are being told this not by scientists, but by politicians who have no more knowledge of this topic than my English Labrador.

So pardon me if I say “Fuck you” when you (basically the left, not you Rush) call me a science denier. I don’t deny science, I reject what this MMCC religion has done to science.

Spin Zone / Re: Invasive hippos in Columbia
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:51:46 PM »

Spin Zone / Re: Green New Deal
« on: February 13, 2019, 02:41:30 PM »
Obviously you can't if you have no handle on the changes in that baseline. But it's not true that we have NO handle on the changes. There are cycles, especially short term (e.g. ENSO) that we do understand. The longer timescale variations (multi-decadal and centennial) we aren't quite on top of yet. There has been some interesting work recently on millennial and multi-millennial scale variability - see the postings by Javier on Judith Curry's blog. (AFAIK this is not peer-reviewed so it's hard to judge its quality - but it's interesting still.) But it's true that we have a long way to go still before we can say that we know what the climate WOULD HAVE done had we not started burning dinosaurs.

So yes, I agree that there is a large uncertainty in how much of the recent warming is due to us. That doesn't mean that it is all a hoax. It just means that we have much more to learn about the climate system. I think we know enough to be concerned  - just not enough to be sounding the alarm of imminent catastrophe.

Spin Zone / Re: Happy Birthday, Chuck Yeager
« on: February 13, 2019, 02:07:09 PM »
Great pilot, great man.  Supposedly a real asshole too.
Totally true, from what I’ve heard from
People with direct personal knowledge.

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