Everyone assumes that the particulars of the Hobby Lobby ruling matter at all.
The court "claimed" it was a limited ruling that can't be used as precedent beyond the specific circumstances.
In Reality it created a sweeping new right, never before seen in our country. It also carved out at least two sweeping precedents that we cannot undo.
See more below the orange seal.
Two stories on Huntington post tonight on business, and specifically the Coal industry run amok.
In Fear Is Why Workers in Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self-Interest Robert Reich writes that he thinks is is the damaged economy and other fears that keep red staters voting against their own self interests to re-elect men like Mr McConnell to "Represent them."
And on the front page, Kate Sheppard writes in Mitch McConnell Aims To Torpedo EPA Carbon Rules With Obscure Legislative Tool about McConnell using an obscure legislative tool to stop EPA regulations of the coal industry in it's tracks.
On Thursday, McConnell announced that he is filing a "resolution of disapproval" to stop the EPA "from imposing its anti-coal regulation."
The senator wants to employ the little-used Congressional Review Act of 1996, or CRA, which sets up an expedited process for Congress to overturn regulations from the executive branch. The only time the law has been wielded successfully was in 2001, when Republicans used it to block new ergonomics rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued during the Clinton years. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) tried to employ the law in 2010 to block the EPA's finding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to human health, but the measure failed (despite drawing yes votes from six Democrats).
Follow me below the fold to see why I think this is a golden opportunity to bring several issues to the forefront and end Mr McConnell's career in the bargain.
After all of the buzz over this possable nominee, and that one, I have some things I want to remind folks.
I know many people have posted the Obama help line.
Could some one post it again?
Posted in comments:
National Campaign for Fair Elections
1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
For Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)
I know there are other fraud lines as well.
Please post them all.
We need any contacts to report these issues.
Obama's line, the Democrates, the Republicans, and State SOS offices.
The DOJ and FEC reporting lines would be useful too.
Wolf Blitzer this afternoon. All he can talk about is what happens if their is an electoral collage tie.
They did a long segment about what scenarios would produce a tie, and a segment about what the constitution says about a tie.
It just seems like all the signs point to a massive lead, and even if it does come down to the wire, the combination that result in 269-269 are SO unlikely that there is no reason to even consider the possibility, let alone waste major portions of the broadcast day dwelling on them.
After conversations with people and their thoughts on why McCain is so confide3nt he will win, the following nightmare scenario occurred to me.
A family member has suggested, that if McCain has not personally been in the loop to know that the last two elections were stolen, he might have come to believe that it is natural for pre-election polling to skew so heavily against them, yet they still win.
I have heard the republican talking points, but I know almost nothing about them.
They want me to join to help encourage our representative to get on board their health care plan, and of course to canvas before the election.
I am finally getting off my butt and doing something active, and they keep calling me for help.
What is the reality here? Are they a good organization to join to make a difference, or is there some other way to get involved, that would be morre effective?
I only know the people I have met since signing a card at the convention watch party, but I really want to get involved with a group this year. And I want to get involved in a way that dose not evaporate after the 4th.
The Reichstag fire in Berlin in February of 1933 is considered the moment when the Nazi party took complete control of Germany. Kristallnacht was the day the German government showed what happens to anyone they determined was an enemy of the state.
Follow below the fold to see how that applies to us and our nation.
Please note the added disclaimer at the top befor reading the main text.
I don't know how this is going to come across, but here it goes.
With Cindy McCain sporting a new cast, she seems to have a lot of injuries.
I was listening to savage for a few moments around 5:00 pacific time.
Suddenly he says"I am done" he says if you "... want to hear that Obama is a Marxist, or Macain is a war hero, you are at the wrong spot on the dial."
The Democrats learned the wrong lessons from the 90's and the 00's.
They learned that in a fight between the President and congress, congress will always lose.
This ignores the fact that Clinton was immensely popular, and the republicans had already destroyed any credibility they had.
So what happened? Clinton closed down DC, and Guess what, the Thugs lost that fight, hands down.
It has been occurring to me, that talk radio was born when some money was spent to gather support for St. Reagan (tm, and that that it grew in both funding and volume, in '94 when the republicans "took over" congress.
Both of these events were and still are claimed to be repudiation by the voters of the "Liberal" agenda.
If all of this is true, does that mean that conservative talk radio dies when we sweep the elections next year?
For all of our hand wringing and and worry about the elections, short of the second coming to re-energize the wackos, (that's Christ, not Reagan)
even in truly safe rethug country the Republicans are shaping up to take truly historic losses.
Even talk radio can't smear enough to turn this around, and the negative ad lies this cycle just might repel voters, more than it brings out the robots.