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  •  That's funny in the right context. (6+ / 0-)

    Well done sir.

    Handful of senators don't pass legislation. And marches alone can't bring integration. When human respect is is disintegratin'. This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'. -- Barry McGuire

    by pizzedlib on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 07:34:02 PM PST

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    •  "I don't need to come and take it..." (10+ / 0-)

      "I'd much rather wait until you trip over your own tongue and say something stupid enough that even Texas voters will turn their back on you... Although I guess that's not too likely. I would've said "trip over your own dick" but being that it's very small I kind of doubt you'll trip over it,"

      Focus on the love! The Republicans can keep the disco.

      by Mr Horrible on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 08:44:49 AM PST

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      •  No need to come down there and take it (2+ / 0-)
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        reasonshouldrule, laffmyao

        We only need send a couple of B-52's.

      •  He might just trip over the shotgun though (2+ / 0-)
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        twocrows1023, JerryNA

        Honestly. Suing the EPA? Proposing a constitutional amendment that breaches the first amendment (Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof)? How damn stupid are you there boy?

        •  Unfortunately, it is theoretically possible (1+ / 0-)
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          to repeal the First Amendment or any other, by a contrary Amendment.  It has happened before; the 21st repealed the 18th (Prohibition), at least partially: it supported a state and local option for prohibition, which a few states and counties retain even now (Jack Daniels is distilled in Lynchburg, Moore County, TN, which is dry, so they can only sell it by shipping it outside the county), and also supported the power of states, municipalities, and the federal government to regulate times, places, prices, conditions, and minimum customer ages for alcohol.

          However, it is extremely unlikely, because UNLESS and UNTIL such an Amendment could take effect, citizens still have freedom of speech to protest and organize against it and against politicians who support it.  Even Tea Party fanatics would have second thoughts about voting for what would be their own death warrant (hey, they think the "liberals" are ALREADY ignoring the First Amendment).

          •  Yeah but he doesn't consider how that'd impact him (0+ / 0-)

            That makes him stupid, or at least exceptionally shortsighted.
            There were other more signification changes to other amendments that impacted on things like the right to vote.
            Still you mess with the first amendment at your own peril, you'd all really be screwed if he got something like that through. But honestly "TP fanatics would have second thoughts..." I hope to God they had ANY thoughts on how it'd be suicide to begin with before bumrushing it and then realising they'd shot themselves in the foot.

            Amendments can be a slippery slope in other words, especially when you mess with who has the right to say way.

      •  Or, alternately: (1+ / 0-)
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        "Two words, Mr. Lieutenant Governor - predator drones.  It's on now, so watch your back."

        These idiots will never get that you don't mess with the man who has his finger on the big red button and the infamous Red Telephone close at hand to make one very brief phone call.

        •  You're confusing the current President with his (1+ / 0-)
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          immediate predecessor, or an insane loon, or a bragging wanna-be dictator with dreams of an imperium. But I repeat myself.

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