Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good Bye Arlen...and Good Riddance

The weasel Arlen Specter, who jumped parties because he couldn't beat his GOP challenger, was decisively defeated by retired Admiral Joe Sestak, 53% to 47%.  Sestak, who had a distinguished military career prior to entering politics was offered the Secretary of the Navy Job by Barack Obama...if he didn't run for the US Senate seat held by the now departing Mr. Specter...but the spin is (by Gov Ed Rendell) that the "rain hurt Mr. Specter's chance to win..." Yeah right.  The Dem's didn't want the weasel any more than the GOP did.

Another also ran is Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas who is falling behind her main challenger in an attempt to retain her seat in the Senate.  Bill Halter is leading with 43% of the vote, Lincoln has 40% and D.  C. Morris is trailing a distant 3rd at 18%...So, Blanche is forced into a run-off in which it's likely she'll lose.  After all, she's been in the Senate for a while, and so far 61% of her constiuents have voted AGAINST HER!

So, all in all, with Rand Paul winning and Arlen losing and Blanche in a run's been a pretty good night.


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