How do you encourage [citizen engagement] while simultaneously taking away the ability for citizens to vote for representation in the senate?
is rooted in a non-grasp of what the Founders were out to achieve. See http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Constitution-Akhil-Reed-Amar-ebook/dp/B000SEPKIU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393979724&sr=1-1&keywords=akhil+reed+amar for some desperately needed understanding.
The Senate is to be a set of ambassadors from States, to DC. Much of our collapse is due to the States being diminished as political objects. The House, inevitably, is going to want to borrow and spend endlessly; the Senate is supposed to be the adults in the room. OOPS! The Senate's not going to pass a budget. Why? It's an election year! They'd rather protect their careers than do anything statesmanlike. Do. You. Fail. To. See. The. Problem, damn_registrars, you ignorant SNL reference?
By your degenerate, MOAR VOTES==BETTA logic, we should have the Supreme Court run for election, as well.
Since the Kochs are the bad guys, I'm sure my stable of trusty analysts can help me see where these free market principles are insincerely or incorrectly spouted:
"I think one of the biggest problems we have in the country is this rampant cronyism where all these large companies are into smash-and-grab, short-term profits, and that's true even at the local level," Koch explained.
Companies have created an environment in which entering an industry comes at a serious cost that off-sets innovation and economic development. Cab drivers can pay anywhere from $100,000 or $300,000 to get a medallion to drive a taxi, while hairdressers must pay for a two-year education for a license to style hair.
Koch freely admits the subsidies in place are ideal for large companies like his because they make more money through a marketplace that is difficult to enter.
Read the whole thing.
Suitable for when you see
Someone cover himself in turd
And trundle on all merrily
At first you think him unaware
He's covered himself in filth
You try hygienic ideas to share
But it starts to look like stealth
For his crap-splattered ideas go
From this sewer to that
With only moral inversion to show
Under his fecal hat
And then you wonder if at last
This scatalogical glee
Is only someone having a cowpie blast
As the service is so free
It thus seems best to point & laugh
At this moronic git
His Biden-esque mind is born to gaff
And that's just how the bulls hit.
Right, and American chattel slavery was just having a few guests over wearing heavy bracelets.
Man, I wish the United States hadn't been so foolish as to elect that airhead Mitt in 2012. So many valid candidates, and we go with a no-talent vulture capitalist clown.
When have I not defended even the parts of the Constitution that I oppose, specifically
Being as you are supporting movements to overturn the 1st, 5th, 13th, 16th, 17th, and 22nd amendments at least in part, you are not defending the entire constitution. Considering you especially don't see the 5th as relevant to your political agenda, you are very much one who does not practice what he preaches regarding defending its ideals.
This malarky would make sense if Article V didn't exist, I guess. However, we do have Article V, and we also have an example pair, Amendments 18 and 21, where something was tried and rejected.
So, I invite you to lay by your dish, damn_registrars. Yet another one of your asinine accusations, "you are not defending the entire constitution", is revealed as pure bunk.
Jokes you just can't get away with, irrespective of abstract value: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bibi-merkel-photo-makes-waves_783416.html
It's almost like Americans don't believe the Democrats or the NYT, insofar as there is a difference.
I realize that, to the slack-jawed Statists, scandals are OPRA => Only Problematic in Republican Administrations.
Nevertheless, the weaponization of the IRS is an issue in the real world, and represents a pressing need for reform. Not that the GOP is championing that, mind you.
Alas, neither is the craving for power amongst the statists.
"Wut? Me no see no evil," say Slashdot toady.
Polar Vortex to Make Encore Performance Midwest, East
Oh, yeah: trapped under ice.
The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs" study also has George Soros' fingerprints all over it.
While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros' gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010.
Two schools were working with FCC on the project, according to Byron York of The Washington Examiner. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, were tasked by the FCC with coming up with criteria for what information is "critical" for Americans to have. The FCC study would have covered newspapers, websites, radio and television, according to The Washington Post.
On top of the 1st Amendment problems with this proposal, the schools involved have strong ties to liberal billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundations and have gotten more than $1.8 million from since 2000.
Read the whole thing, and don't forget that the Kochs are bad.
If Bush43 had pulled something as asinine as ObamaCare, they'd've impeach not only him, but Bush41 as well.
The Democrat gets a pass from the codpiece media, though.