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Letter vs Spirit

The bogus lawsuit against Obama is based on enforcement and prosecution rather than whether a law was broken. The Letter of the law vs the Spirit of the law is and has often been used to determine the efficacy of actions ignored or vehemently pursued. TX and Scalia enforced it's statute against hand jobs and blow jobs, however a jury would likely invoke nullification procedures, yes they're guilty but we don't stone people for peeing in the nautical direction of Mecca either.

Bob McDonell

The story is high soap opera drama. The movie should be good. The lecherous conniving wife, hapless good ol' boy, corrupt business titan, and country club largesse are elements in the formula. Lyndsey Lohan for the wife, Woody Harrelson for Bob, and the Vitamin pusher titan is an open slot. Fade to prison and its tv news coverage..."I want him for my new bitch, he's a cutie". Women's prison scene.."I give her less than a year before she hangs herself, I put 2 packs of cigs on 11 months, and a kicker for December".

Rather than cling to the divisive branding of liberal, let's REBRAND as INCLUSIVE AMERICANS

Progressive radio talk show host Norman Goldman has it right. The terms Democrat, liberal, and progressive are now Pavlovian triggers for conservatives to shut the mind off and fall back on dozens of deeply planted catchphrases. Between Limbaugh and Pox News, the lie imprinting is relentless.

So it's in the best interests of those of the above-mentioned stripes to rebrand ourselves as Inclusive Americans in a way best described in this saying:

H. Res. 428

I've criticized Harry Reid for sitting on bills, this is one Boehner needs to bring to a vote. We (American people) have a right to know!
"Summary: H.Res.428 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

Can Capitalism Thrive Without Free Goodies From Government?

In other threads I've asked what are the freebies corporations get from government... whether the very ability to incorporate is a freebie... and what would be the free market value of all those intellectual monopolies,tax breaks, and immunities we give corporations.

The next question is whether corporations could thrive without those intellectual monopolies, tax breaks, and immunities.

Government granted intellectual property monopolies provide incentives to push the envelope... but if they didn't exist...

"Court rejects atheists’ challenge to ‘Ground Zero Cross’"

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/28/court-rejects-atheists-c...

"One of the nation’s leading atheist groups has lost another round in its legal battle to remove steel beams found in the shape of a cross after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, now on display at New York’s new National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.

Do You Really Want Hillary Clinton?

Politically, she's a copy of Bill Clinton.

Clintonism is Reaganism brought to fruitition.

"Character issues aside, Bill Clinton was the best Reaganite president ever – not the most visionary, not the one with the most competent subordinates, but the most effective. No one, certainly not Reagan himself, did more to privatize and deregulate, and to undo government programs that perform worthwhile functions.

Reagan famously proposed “starving the monster.” This is what Bill Clinton did.

Moyers and Company Interviews the President of the American Enterprise Institute

Watch the video or read the transcript. This guy comes across as the conservative Ghandi. More like a wolf in sheep's clothing.

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-the-conscience-of-a-compassionat...

Repub House Chairman Hostile To Dodd-Frank

Dodd-Frank will be neutered when the Repubs take control of the Senate.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-20140726-column.ht...

The NYT Editorial Board: Repeal Prohibition, Again!

Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you Is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'.

The Public Lightens Up About Weed
http://www.cannabisnews.com/news/thread28199.shtml
Juliet Lapidos New York Times

New York Nine Year Old Girl With Dravet Syndrome Dies Without Medical Marijuana

This is totally the responsibility of drug worriers gossip. At the end of the day all of the future predictions and hobgoblins that never pan out but keep the war going, result in dead kids. Murder that never gets people arrested, actually no less than government subsidized murder. Let it be known that this is the consequences of Sabet and Calvina. Time for Justice!

9-Year-Old Girl's Death Shines Light On Debate

Homophobic Senator Marco Rubio Says it's Supporters of Gay Marriage Who Are the Intolerant Ones

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio acknowledged Wednesday that American history was “marred by discrimination against gays and lesbians.” But in a speech at Catholic University in Washington, Rubio drew the line sharply at marriage equality and accused supporters of same sex unions of “intolerance.”

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/marco-rubio-defends-gays-attacks-gay-marriage

Mitch McConnell's Coal Job Lies

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/213172-mitch-mc...

"In this era of self-serving political myths, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader, is perpetrating one of the most outrageous. Even in typically Republican Kentucky, McConnell is in danger of losing his Senate seat — for good reason.

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Keystone would be way worse than we thought!

We already know that the Keystone XL pipeline is a disaster waiting to happen. But, it turns out that the impact of that tar sands pipeline could be even worse than we thought. According to a new study by the Stockholm Environmental Institute, Keystone could add four times more carbon pollution to our atmosphere than the State Department originally estimated.

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