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Some disconnected thoughts, some new, some which have been in my head for a while, below the squig.

-Is the "I have paid my taxes every year" not Mitt Romney's "I am not a witch" moment?  Has his campaign reached that level of comedy (albeit with drier humor)?

-Why do we citizens not put together a class-action suit against Fox News for false advertising, since it is incorporated not as a news network, but as an entertainment network?  Am I wrong in thinking that a network defined as entertainment should not be allowed to bill itself as news?  (Sort of like how, for an orange juice manufacturer to put the Florida seal on its juice, it has to meet certain quality tests.)

-The older and less athletic I get, the more I'm astounded by the athletes in the Olympics.  (Okay, that's not a question.)

Quoting the Constitution, Article V:
"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate."

-There are several draft versions of the "corporations are not people" amendment in the works.  If I read the above aright, it is possible to bring an amendment into effect without the interference of Congress.  I understand that the Citizens United plague is even more effective at the state level than the national, but is it not time for Kossacks, and anyone interested, to start organizing at the state level to bring this about?

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  •  Count me out (0+ / 0-)
    … or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments ….
    If memory serves, about thirty years ago, conservatives got so fired up after the election of Ronald Reagan, they began talking about calling for a constitutional convention.  On “This Week,” David Brinkley posed the question as to who, at this proposed convention, would be the Madisons and the Jeffersons.  George Will responded that everyone would be at that convention from Jerry Falwell to Gloria Steinem, from David Duke to Louis Farrakhan.

    With a little imagination, I am sure Will’s list of delegates could be updated to one that is equally unnerving.  I would rather accept corporations as people, have them over for dinner, and let my sister marry one, than put our constitution at the mercy of such a convention.

  •  And Fox won a court case that basically said (0+ / 0-)

    it was OK for Fox to lie.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 02:45:18 PM PDT

    •  Yeah... (0+ / 0-)

      ...I know that.  My point is, since they're legally allowed to lie, they should be kept from calling themselves "Fox News".  Even ESPN was honest: the "E" stood for Entertainment.  This should be enforceable by law, I'd think.

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