Reply to: Greenpeace Responds to National Review Piece by Richard Garneau of Resolute Forest Products
Terrific idea, Einstein. Let's shoot the lights out of more citizen's groups so that powerful corporations will not be pestered when they exercise their benevolent greed to make us nothing but happy. What a better world it would be! Because, after all, government is looking out for our interests, and those of our children's children. Why should we need citizens to care? Also, while we're at it, let's screw the whales. I've never even seen one.
Reply to: Kochs Bankroll Move to Rewrite the Constitution
The "inaccuracy" is that there is a difference. There is no "convention of states" authorized in Article V. There is a "Convention for proposing Amendments" (plural). There is no requirement in Article V for applications to include an issue for which they are requesting said convention, nor is there a requirement that the aggregate applications be on the same subject, nor does it limit the subject matter at such a convention, were one to be called by "Congress." The states are welcome to call whatever interstate convention they wish, provided that any such compact they enter into is approved by Congress. I find it extremely Orwellian that proponents of an Article V "Convention for proposing Amendments" believe they can control a "federal process" already sanctioned by the states via ratification of the Constitution, or that they can make the rules. And then there is the 800 pound gorilla: The Constitution isn't the problem. Amending it isn't the solution.
Reply to: A CMD Special Report on ALEC's Funding and Spending
These legislators are politicians from all 50 States! I CALL THEM "TURNCOAT POLITICIANS" WHO CAN BE BOUGHT BY ANYONE". THE SAME GOES FOR THESE "TURNCOAT COMPANIES AND LARGE CORPORATIONS"! IF WE STOP VOTING FOR THESE "TURNCOAT POLITICIANS" AND BUYING FROM THESE "TURNCOAT COMPANIES/CORPORATIONS THAT WOULD MAKE AMERICA "GREAT"! AND ALEC YOUR BILLIONS WILL NEVER EVER "BUY GOD OR YOUR WAY INTO HEAVEN OR THE "TURNCOAT POLITICIANS" EITHER!! JUST GO TO YOUR INTERNET AND PUT IN YOUR BROWERS "ALEC EXPOSED" AND YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF ALL 50 STATES. CLICK ON YOUR STATE TO SEE THE "TURNCOAT POLITICIANS" OF YOUR STATE THAT ARE MEMBERS/FUNDERS OF ALEC! LIKE I.DID 3 YEARS AGO AND WAS STUNNED TO FIND MY STATE OF O-HELL-I-O GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH IS A CO-FOUNDER OF ALEC A SPEAKER FOR ALEC AND AN AWARD WINNER OF ALEC! CALLED HIS OFFICE 3 TIMES TO ASK HIM "WHY" HE CHOSE TO BE A CO-FOUNDER OF ALEC. NEVER RECEIVED A RRSPONSE. SO I EMAILED HIM AT LEAST 10 TIMES. NO RESPONSE TO THIS DAY! STRANGE ISN'T AMERICA
Reply to: Koch Convention to Rewrite Constitution Runs Into Roadblocks
First we are not fooled by your misdirection! The States have the Right to use Article V of the United States Constitution to call for a Convention of States which is NOT a Constitutional Convention! Your snake oil will not work on an educated Citizenry. The facts are, Government in general is out of control. The Federal Government dally disregards Our Rights to privacy. Federal Courts legislate from the Bench, interpreting the Constitution not recognizing it as a supreme, legally binding, contract which protects the Citizen from Their Government. State Rights are constantly degraded. This must end and the best, peaceful solution is for the States to use Article V of the United States Constitution to reign in Our out of control Federal Government. Calling for term limits, limited spending and restricting Federal taxation have nothing to do with your misdirection. 34 States meeting to propose Amendments will not result in 38 States voting to destroy the US Constitution!
Reply to: Why Don't We Talk About Smoking and Celebrity Deaths?
You stupid people. Don't you think smokers hate themselves every f*ing day of their lives for smoking? Look at some of the people mentioned in this article. Lucile Ball, for example, died in her late 70's. My grandfather and grandmother and other grandfather and grandmother all died in their 70s after chain smoking. One had colon cancer. One had bone cancer. One had lung cancer. The other one, I don't know what he had. But all died old, in the 1990s. And medicine these days can keep people alive longer. I hate to say this but I wonder how many of you have ever looked at the fat on your bodies or the genes in your history. Do an ancestry.com test and download your raw data. Upload it to Promtethease for $5 and see what gene you're carrying that you have to worry about instead of pointing the f*ing finger at everyone else. Some die young. Some die old. Some live a longer life. Keep eating those cookies and leave us alone.