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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Monday, February 24, 2014



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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I am a Ukrainian!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Penn & Teller: Hypocrisy of Green Energy and Enviromentalism...

great video:

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

CBO Refruits Claims of Factcheck on ObamaCare

 I wrote the following to about thier claims that the GOP was overstating the case against ObamaCare.  They were wrong.  The CBO has recently released a report (link below) stating that ObamaCare will actually be a major tax increase as well as cause significant losses in jobs in the near as well as long term.
Dear Sir,
Three years ago you said that ObamaCare wouldn't hurt is what you said:
We find:
  • Independent, nonpartisan experts project only a "small" or "minimal" impact on jobs, even before taking likely job gains in the health care and insurance industries into account.
  • The House Republican leadership, in a report issued Jan. 6, badly misrepresents what the Congressional Budget Office has said about the law. In fact, CBO is among those saying the effect "will probably be small."
  • The GOP also cites a study projecting a 1.6 million job loss — but fails to mention that the study refers to a hypothetical employer mandate that is not part of the new law.
  • The same study cited by the GOP also predicts an offsetting gain of 890,000 jobs in hospitals, doctors’ offices and insurance companies — a factor not mentioned by the House leadership.
Now, the Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan organization has found that:
"The nonpartisan agency found the reform law’s negative effects on the economy would be “substantially larger” than what it had previously anticipated.
It said the equivalent of 2.3 million workers would be lost by 2021, compared to its previous estimate of 800,000, and that 2.5 million workers would be lost by 2024. It also projected that labor force compensation would be reduced by 1 percent from 2017 to 2024 — twice its previous estimate — and that declining economic growth would add $1 trillion more to deficits."
You said that Republicans were misstating the facts of the law...are you willing to retract that statement?
"When it comes to truth in labeling, House Republicans are getting off to a poor start with their constantly repeated references to the new health care law as "job-killing.""
It now appears that you were wrong. When will you issue a retraction?

Rich Vail
Pikesville, MD

"The task of weaning various people and groups from the national nipple will not be easy. The sound of whines, bawls, screams and invective will fill the air as the agony of withdrawal pangs finds voice."
-Linda Bowles
I suspect that because in the blogging world, I'm a small fish and they will ignore me.

hat tip: Instapundit

Sunday, February 02, 2014