Obama said he wants his daughters to work minimum wage jobs because it builds character. Then he announced he will be raising the minimum wage to $100 an hour. Okay, maybe not, but the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least thirteen cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012. It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court with the announcement of two unanimous opinions against arguments the administration had supported.
First, the Court rejected the administration’s power grab on recess appointments by making clear it could not decide when the Senate was in recess. Then it unanimously tossed out a law establishing abortion-clinic "buffer zones" against pro-life protests.
The tenure of both Obama and A.G. Eric Holder has been marked by a dangerous push to legitimize a vast expansion of the power of the federal government that endangers the liberty and freedom of Americans. They have taken such extreme position on key issues that the Court has uncharacteristically slapped them down time and time again.
Historically, the Justice Department has won about 70 percent of its cases before the high court. But in each of the last three terms, the Court has ruled against the Obama administration a majority of the time.
These decisions are very revealing about the views of Obama and Eric Holder. Their vision is one of unchecked federal power on immigration and environmental issues, on presidential prerogatives and the taking of private property by the government.
It also reveals hostility to First Amendment freedoms that don’t meet the politically correct norms and disregard of Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless government intrusion. These are positions that should alarm all Americans regardless of their political views, political-party affiliations or background.
Obama was the first president to try to make recess appointments when Congress explicitly said it was not in recess. The Constitution requires that the Senate and House must get the other's consent for a break lasting longer than three days. At the end of 2011, the Republican-controlled House would not give the Democratic-led Senate permission for a longer break.
The partisan roles were reversed during Bush's presidency, when Senate Democrats sought ways to prevent the president from making recess appointments. In fact, the very basis on which the justices decided the case - that the Senate can use extremely brief sessions to avoid a formal recess - was a tactic devised by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada to frustrate Bush.
|Note to Michelle Bachman, Nancy Pelosi and other female politicians: You screw up enough without help. Don't eat corn dogs or bananas near the media.|
The News As I See It: The U.S. lost to Germany in the World Cup, but because FIFA rules dictate that teams get one point for a tie, three points for a win, and zero points for a loss, and both the U.S. and Portugal had a score of four, and because the U.S. had a higher goal differential, the U.S. still advances. That's the rules and that, in a nutshell, is why Americans don't follow soccer.
The next opponent for the U.S. will be Belgium. The Belgians are favored over the U.S. But so far, the Belgians have been cagey about saying if they think they'll win. That's right, the Belgians are waffling.
Tune in to the NBA draft if you can because it's a great opportunity to see Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian's future ex-husbands. You may even see them on the sidelines sizing up the possibilities.
Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan soccer player who bit an Italian player during World Cup has been fined $122,000 and banned by FIFA, the world soccer governing body, for 9 games and 4 months. Additionally, Suarez has to wear one of those dog cones in future tournaments.
Some of Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics from 1965 went up for auction and got $2 million. The reason the Dylan lyrics are so valuable is because if you buy them, you'll be the only one in the world who knows what Dylan is singing.
|This is a picture taken somewhere in Cuba. I did not bother to learn the exact location but I found it to be quite beautiful.|
This Date In History: 1844; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founder Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Carthage, Ill. 1898; Joshua Slocum became the first person to successfully circumnavigate the earth alone when he landed his sloop Spray in Newport, R.I., a 46,000-mile trip.
1922; The Newbery Medal for children’s literature was first awarded. 1950; President Harry S. Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War. 1954; The world's first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow.
1969; Police and gays clashed at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, fostering the gay rights movement. 1985; The legendary Route 66, running from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., was decertified, the victim of the Interstate Highway System.
2003; The national do-not-call registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolled almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
Picture Of The Day: Today is Friday eclectic picture day and I just grabbed a few that captured my fancy. This pictured was obtained by Jimmy's Journal through unnamed private sources. It proves that Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson are not dead! They are living together in a trailer in New Orleans. Your mileage and conclusions may vary.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I hate it when I mentally undress a woman and my OCD kicks in and I start folding her clothes. 2) Today is the day I go back to the gym. Tomorrow is the day when I stop telling lies. 3) I hate grocery shopping. That's why I just steal a full cart when somebody turns away. I never know what I'm getting, but it sure is faster. 4) With so many unhappy married couples and a 50% divorce rate, I think it's pretty obvious that Americans don't breed well in captivity. 5) Men developed the Theory of Relatively, walked on the moon and painted the Mona Lisa yet are still baffled by bra hooks.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Cancer - June 27th: Today may be a defining moment in your life. You may begin to ponder about the "big" questions. What is life, why am I here? How much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?
Birthdays: Charles Stewart Parnell, statesman 1846, Frank Rattray Lillie, zoologist and educator 1870, Helen Keller, American author and lecturer, blind and deaf from the age of two 1880, Bob Keeshan, Captain Kangaroo 1927, H. Ross Perot, business executive 1930, Vera Wang, fashion designer 1949.
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The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy looking like he'd just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling,his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised and he is walking with a limp. Sean the bartender asks, "What happened to you? Paddy says, "Jamie O'Conner and me had a fight."
Sean says, "That little shit, O'Conner? He couldn't do that to you, he must of had something in his hand." Paddy says,"That he did. A shovel is what he had and a terrible licking he gave me with it."
Sean says, "You should have defended yourself! Didn't you have something in your hand?" Paddy says, ''That I did. It was Mrs. O'Conner's right breast and a thing of beauty it was, but useless in a fight."
A young lawyer decided to get his first tailor-made suit. So he went to the finest tailor in town and got measured for a suit. A week later he went in for his first fitting. He put on the suit and he looked fabulous, he felt that in this suit he can do business.
As he was preening himself in front of the mirror he reached down to put his hands in the pockets and to his surprise he noticed that there were no pockets.
He mentioned this to the tailor who asked him, "Didn't you tell me you were a lawyer?" The young man answered, "Yes, I did." To this the tailor said, "Whoever heard of a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets?"
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: An Indian boy goes to his mother one day with a puzzled look on his face. He asks her, "Say Mom, why is my big brother named Mighty Storm"? His mother explained, "Because he was conceived on an evening when the winds blew strong and the rain came down upon us."
Then he asked, "Why is my sister named Cornflower"? His mother replied, "Well your father and I were walking in a cornfield that was ready to harvest when we made her."
He then asked, "And why is my other sister called Moonchild"? His mother said, "We were lying in a beautiful meadow observing the full moon when she was conceived."
The mother paused and said to her son, "Tell me, Two Dogs Humping, why do you ask?"
Leroy goes to the revival and listens to the preacher. After awhile the preacher asks anyone with needs to be prayed over to come forward to the front at the altar.
Leroy gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks, "Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?" Leroy replies, "Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing."
The preacher puts one finger in Leroy's ear, and he places the other hand on top of Leroy's head and prays and prays and prays.
After a few minutes, the preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks Leroy: "Leroy, how is your hearing now?" Leroy says, "I don't know, Reverend, it's not until next Wednesday."
The Pope was finishing his sermon. He ended it with the Latin phrase, "Tuti Homini" - Blessed be Mankind. A women's rights group approached the Pope the next day. They noticed that the Pope blessed all Mankind, but not Womankind.
The next day, after his sermon, the Pope concluded by saying, "Tuti Homini, et Tuti Femini" - Blessed be Mankind and Womankind.
The next day a gay rights group approached the Pope. They said that they noticed he blessed Mankind and Womankind, and asked if he could also bless gay people. He said, "Sure."
The next day the Pope concluded his sermon with, "Tuti Homini, et Tuti Femini, et Tuti Fruiti."
That's it for today, my little goslings. Remember, it's considered tacky to take a beer cooler to church. I'm off to AREA 51 for happy hour.
Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !