A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Can Texas Really Secede from
the Union? Not Legally

Time, by Adam Cohen

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 11/20/2012 5:54:52 AM

It’s beginning to feel a lot like the 1860s — and not just because Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln opened nationwide this past weekend. There is a secessionist movement afoot: hundreds of thousands of Americans from all 50 states have signed petitions to secede. Texas is in the lead — no great surprise, perhaps — with ABC reporting last week that the Lone Star State’s petition was the first to get more than 25,000 signatures. It now has more than 100,000. That 25,000 mark, which at least seven states have hit, is significant. The petitions were shrewdly placed on a White House website

Comments:
Oh, we probably could, but it´s not going to happen. It´s fun to think about, however.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: jed, 11/20/2012 5:59:15 AM     (No. 9024793)

We should focus more on States Rights and throwing off the shackles of the Federal Governemnt

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/20/2012 6:10:46 AM     (No. 9024802)

The goal really isn´t about secession,it´s about a protest of the Obamastyle ran government and the loss of the Constitution. People just don´t have a lot of options in protesting the government and people don´t care if they hold massive protests in the streets because they´re all white.

Obama´s plan was always to create a minority majority and he pulled it off by opening the borders and stopping deportations the past 4 years.According the republican pundits,politicians and advisers we should just jump on this illegal bandwagon instead of pushing for self deportation measures.

It´s a cop out and cowardice to say there´s too many to deport so let´s give them a welcome wagon instead. Stop the welfare to anchor baby mommas and watch how fast they flee back to their own country.

The whole anchor baby provision was really set a longtime ago to assure blacks got citizenship,it had nothing to do with outsiders plopping in here for welfare.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/20/2012 6:33:52 AM     (No. 9024826)

An insignificant remora, writing for Time as he swims alongside the DC sharks, declares secession illegal.

I usually avoid the express, but DUH!

Far too many of these punks in the press corps, eager to release their inner hall monitors.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 11/20/2012 6:33:59 AM     (No. 9024827)

The Fed does not own the States and it certainly does not own me. I am a free man bound only by Natural Law.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 11/20/2012 6:46:46 AM     (No. 9024852)

The federal government no longer follows the law, why should the states be concerned about it? If it becomes necessary to throw off a dictatorship, I´m in.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/20/2012 6:49:25 AM     (No. 9024855)

You may not see the states seceding, but you´re sure going to see a lot of people seceding from the economy. As we become more like Europe, one of the ways we´ll be copying them will be in tax evasion and an underground economy. People who feel cheated by the government will themselves start cheating the government. Watch for tax revenues to plummet even though they will be raising the rates.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Lefticide, 11/20/2012 6:54:35 AM     (No. 9024863)

We can´t LEGALLY have a foreigner for president, the gov´t can´t LEGALLY force its citizens to buy something they don´t want, the courts can´t LEGALLY legislate from the bench...See where I´m going?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 11/20/2012 7:04:56 AM     (No. 9024878)

#7 The frightful thought that came to mind is Courts. Obama now has the opportunity to stack the quourt with at least 3 Justices to assure a 5 justice liberal majority. Possibly 6 with the Chief Justice Roberts.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: R. Edgar, 11/20/2012 7:19:06 AM     (No. 9024893)

#7, if you are willing to sit in jail for your beliefs (think very seriously about this) I am with you.

Everbody don´t think for a second it won´t go that far.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: dmjr, 11/20/2012 7:26:38 AM     (No. 9024903)

Was it "legal" for the original 13 colonies to secede from England in 1776?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 11/20/2012 7:32:00 AM     (No. 9024914)

It may not secede, but its state Legislature (and only its state Legislature has the right to do it) can legally split the Lone Star state into five states, each with (most likely) two Republican US Senators.

ta-da!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/20/2012 7:33:18 AM     (No. 9024917)

It´s a reaction to being outvoted again by Democrat constituencies on the coasts that are bankrupting he nation and whose own Democrat-run states are going bankrupt as well.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/20/2012 7:47:34 AM     (No. 9024950)

I´m fine with it. If Texas leaves the union, I hope Oklahoma follows. I´ll vote for that.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: mws50, 11/20/2012 8:00:29 AM     (No. 9024980)

The White House has expanded their enemies list, via the "petition" process. That was obvious.

Can Texas resign our membership in the Union? Yes, of course we can. The 10th amendment gives us that authority. The US Constitution prevents Congress from denying a resignation from the Union.

The question is "Do we take back our US Constitution rights, or do we create a more perfect union?". That is up to us.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 11/20/2012 8:02:02 AM     (No. 9024984)

Can a person whose father neither was born here nor ever became a citizen become president of the United States?

Not legally.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: lazyman, 11/20/2012 8:08:26 AM     (No. 9025003)

It could be done now because the military will not fire upon the states, world opinion would not back it up either. More important the 0bama voters don´t have the brains or the courage to stop it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: knowThem, 11/20/2012 8:08:40 AM     (No. 9025004)

will Texas grant a citizenship to a very red family leaving in a very blue state?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: gator, 11/20/2012 8:18:43 AM     (No. 9025032)

14, you can’t do the latter until you do the former.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: MissMann, 11/20/2012 8:34:26 AM     (No. 9025062)

It is most certainly legal now and it was legal back in 1860.

I truly hope the current secession talk prompts more people to reconsider what an absolutely horrible president and human being Lincoln was.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/20/2012 8:45:56 AM     (No. 9025089)

Hey, we all can´t move to Texas. But Texas will be home to the capital of the new United States of America that´s coming.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: bubby, 11/20/2012 8:50:40 AM     (No. 9025104)

#2 Is right on about the anchor babies. I live in a community north of Houston in which there are several homes owned by Mexicans and are used only for housing pregnant Mexicans who come here and have their babies. It´s probably a very profitable business. Just another way of destroying this once great country. We will end up with a citizenry that has no connection, no idea what it means to be an American and really doesn´t want to. They are just coming for the freebies period.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: coldborezero, 11/20/2012 8:56:02 AM     (No. 9025123)

Could the thirteen original colonies "legally" secede from the British Empire? Nope. They did it anyway. We have an illegitimate and unlawful government that completely ignores the Constitution. Screw legal.

"If you want to use force against me, bring guns."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: chumley, 11/20/2012 9:02:04 AM     (No. 9025147)

The Mafia and the government have something in common: If you try to quit the gang you will be destroyed. Lincoln proved it. To him, maintaining the union was more important than maintaining the liberty of the union. We see where that has gotten us. Thanks Abe.
What this will hopefully be is a wake up call to the few politicians with a conscience and a true love of country, that something is very, very wrong.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: mws50, 11/20/2012 9:03:14 AM     (No. 9025152)

#18, of course.

However the process will go a lot faster if you bring at least 10,000 rounds of ammo with you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/20/2012 9:15:56 AM     (No. 9025184)

Liberals think secession is preposterous, but it is a common event in history: Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Roman Empire, India, Korea, Vietnam. Scotland wants their own Parliament. There are separatists movements in Tibet, Quebec, Basques in Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey. Cypress is divided. The U.S. had civil war. But the Liberals guffaw, and I despise them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: nerdowell, 11/20/2012 9:29:17 AM     (No. 9025207)

Lets not call it secession.
Texans are simply asserting their right of self-determination.

First, send an envoy to the UN.

Obama will never defy his future employer.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/20/2012 9:39:36 AM     (No. 9025236)

All states joined the union FREELY and thus have the right to withdraw from that union. If they don´t then our government has exceeded the Constitution.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 11/20/2012 9:41:04 AM     (No. 9025242)

Actually yes..it can. And it can take everything in it within it´s original borders when Texas came into the Union....stick to what you know Adam instead of pontificating on what you have no clue about.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/20/2012 9:50:29 AM     (No. 9025267)

When did "the united states of America" become "the United States of America"? The former described a loose coalition of autonomous states, the latter became obligated parts of a whole.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/20/2012 10:08:47 AM     (No. 9025318)

#6 - I´ve been saying the same thing. A couple of anecdotal items: 1. In a small independent restaurant, pay at the register with cash and watch how often the cash register drawer is opened instead of a sale rang up; 2. As someone in Finance at large corporations, much of the theft and pilferage that I noticed occurred was perpetrated by people who felt that they were not getting paid "fair" - and the person would come right out and say so.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/20/2012 10:11:04 AM     (No. 9025326)

A constitutional amendment ratified by 3/4 of the states is about the only way a state could secede.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/20/2012 10:16:29 AM     (No. 9025342)

If the First Mooslim has his way, there won´t be much to secede from. Buy your Texas pesos asap. Thanks to tim geithner, you´ll need a dump truck load of dollars to get a loaf of bread.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: yo-yo, 11/20/2012 10:43:44 AM     (No. 9025443)

King George had an attorney on his legal team named Adam Cohen; is this THAT Adam Cohen?

If so, is he allowed to bill twice for the same advice to different clients; especially, when it turned out so spectacularly bad the first time?


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/20/2012 11:23:30 AM     (No. 9025552)

The sates certainly have the right, legal and otherwise, to secede. In practice it would be difficult consdering how attached people (and states) are to the federal teat.

The Union knew it was legal. It´s why they never actually tried Jefferson Davis for treason. If the courts found him not guilty it would mean the federal government promulgated an illegal war that killed hundreds of thousands of people.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: John21, 11/20/2012 11:28:21 AM     (No. 9025566)

Could we get that lucky and could Texas handle the mas immigration of 250 million Americas into it borders? Most would gladly go there just to escape the Obama destruction of a once great nation.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 36 - Posted by: craige, 11/20/2012 11:29:57 AM     (No. 9025570)

"The Constitution, which provides processes for new states to enter the union and for current states to divide or reconfigure, does not have a provision for states to leave the union."

10th Amendment does. It is backed up by the 9th Amendment.

Interesting that a journalist has not even read the Bill of Rights. Probably boring....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    3 persons like this.


Reply 37 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 11/20/2012 12:48:01 PM     (No. 9025780)

The constitution is the law of the land that supports the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration states that we have the right and the responsibility to throw off tyrannical government.
Secession is one of the ways this can be accomplished. However, the remedy that will work better today, is to have State legislatures with the guts to stand up to DC.
In their discussions this is one of the primary duties of State legislators, to stand in opposition to the over reach of the feds.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 38 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 11/20/2012 12:54:18 PM     (No. 9025802)

Apologies, my last sentence should read, In their discussion the founders said that this was one of the main duties of the State legislatures, to stand in opposition to the over reach of the feds.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 712711




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"



New grand jury expected to be seated
in Gov. Rick Perry´s ethics case
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 1:18:20 PM     Post Reply
AUSTIN — A Texas judge was expected to seat a grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors last year. Special State District Judge Bert Richardson was to oversee the impaneling in Austin. The governor’s office didn’t return messages seeking comment, but The Austin-American Statesman and KVUE-TV reported that Perry took the unusual step of hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent him. The attorney, David Botsford, did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment. In June, the governor threatened to veto funding approved by the Texas Legislature

A Pitiful Pulitzer Pick
Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 12:34:31 PM     Post Reply
The Pulitzer Prize board has just managed to do the impossible. It has awarded a prize that deserves to be spoken of in the same conversation with its risible 1932 award to the New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty for articles whitewashing the evils of Stalinist Russia. The award of the Public Service prize to the Washington Post and the Guardian for serving as a mouthpiece for Edward Snowden is an attempt by the journalistic establishment to put its stamp of approval on the actions of one of the most destructive traitors in U.S. history—a former NSA contractor who has done

Texan, 23, Headed To State Prison
For Urinating On The Alamo
Smoking Gun, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 12:27:47 PM     Post Reply
A Texas man was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in state prison for urinating on the Alamo. Daniel Athens, a 23-year-old El Paso resident, pleaded guilty earlier this year to a criminal mischief charge in connection with the April 2012 incident at the Texas shrine. While Athens could have faced a maximum of two years in custody, a plea deal saved him up to six months in custody. Athens was also ordered to pay $4000 in restitution by District Judge Ray Olivarri. Since Athens is not eligible for parole, he will have to serve the entirety of his 18-month sentence. As detailed

Rand Paul for President
Wall Street Journal, by Bret Stephens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 9:25:40 AM     Post Reply
Republicans, let´s get it over with. Fast forward to the finish line. Avoid the long and winding primary road. It can only weaken the nominee. And we know who he—yes, he—has to be. Not Jeb Bush, who plainly is unsuited to be president. He is insufficiently hostile to Mexicans. He holds heretical views on the Common Core, which, as we well know, is the defining issue of our time. And he´s a Bush. Another installment of a political dynasty just isn´t going to fly with the American people, who want some fresh blood in their politics. Unless the dynasty is

Progressive Puritans
Reason Magazine, by Matt Welch    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:42:20 AM     Post Reply
When I first started hearing people on the political left describe themselves with some frequency as progressive back in the 1990s, the term did not seem tethered to the epoch-defining, early-20th-century spasm of moral crusading and government centralization that helped give us everything from trust busting to Prohibition to the Federal Reserve. As articulated by champions like Ralph Nader and Molly Ivins, the progressive label was both a way to get out from under the generation-old baggage of liberal-a term Ronald Reagan and others had turned into an epithet-and to differentiate lefties from seemingly apologetic triangulators like Bill Clinton and

Eleven Days to November
Politico Magazine, by Larry Sabato    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:39:40 AM     Post Reply
For political junkies desperate for clues to the hottest House, Senate and governors’ races around the country, April is the cruelest month. While Illinois and Texas primaries were held last month, the 48 remaining state contests don’t start up again for three weeks. Here’s the good news for those of us hoping to determine whether Democrats or Republicans will be celebrating in the fall: From early May to early September, we’ll have a steady stream of conventions, primaries and runoffs to keep us busy. We’ve already learned a little from the first two contests. On March 4, Texas told us two contradictory

Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Brandeis University Faculty Sent
Letter Demanding School Rescind
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Honorary Degree
Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:18:07 AM     Post Reply
Over 80 members of the Brandeis University faculty sent a letter to the school’s president earlier this month, demanding the school withdraw its honorary degree invitation to women’s rights activist and critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Brandeis rescinded the invitation to Hirsi Ali last week, prompting a public backlash from Hirsi Ali’s supporters. In the April 6 letter, faculty members called on Brandeis President Fred Lawrence to drop Hirsi Ali from the ceremony because of comments she has made about her opposition to Islam. “We are writing to urge you to rescind immediately the invitation to Ms. Ayaan Hirsi

The World Cup Just Got Bidenified:
Here´s What We Can Expect
Atlantic Wire, by Sara Morrison    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:13:13 AM     Post Reply
He may not have been able to attend the Sochi Olympics, but Vice President Joe Biden is set to return to the world sporting event stage this summer by hanging out at the World Cup, the White House announced today. Biden is very excited. "You know, we have our Super Bowl, we have our World Series, we have the NBA Finals, we have March Madness, but my Lord, it is nothing quite like the World Cup," he said today as he and Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled the World Cup trophy. Kerry, meanwhile, stuck with boring comments like "I can´t think

Obama´s Numbers Worse News For Democrats
American Spectator, by J.T. Young    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:10:50 AM     Post Reply
Bad as Obama’s poll numbers are, they bode worse for Congressional Democrats. Obama is being buoyed by continued strong support from Democrat voters. The problem for Congressional Democrats is that November’s election outcome will not be determined in Democrat strongholds. Recent Quinnipiac polling data (released April 2, of 1,578 registered voters nationwide, with a MOE of +/-2.5%) showed the president with a deeply negative rating on his handling of the economy: 40% approval and 55% disapproval. In his sixth year in office, and the fifth year after the recession, 74% of respondents still rated the economy as “not so good” to

HHS nominee got $1.2M at
‘zero’ salary job at Wal-Mart
Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:05:34 AM     Post Reply
During her brief but lucrative stint as president of Wal-Mart’s charitable foundation in 2012, Sylvia Matthews Burwell received at least $750,000 in bonuses from an organization that doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions but keeps a tight lid on its own compensation practices, records show. Ms. Burwell spent a little more than a year running Wal-Mart’s foundation before President Obama tapped her to be his budget chief last year — and then last week asked her to take over as health and human services secretary. Her White House biography touts her key private-sector experience as president of the massive

Can You Lie in Politics?
Supreme Court Will Decide
Roll Call, by David Hawkings    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 4:45:45 AM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court has made pretty clear that putting your money where your mouth is deserves broad protection as a form of free political speech. The justices are about to consider whether outright lying in a campaign deserves a similar First Amendment shield. The court’s recent decisions easing the flow of generous campaign contributions already shifted the electoral landscape. If the court finds that even the most patently outrageous statements about candidates may not be barred by law, those two decisions combined could expand the rhetorical battlefield of the midterm elections and raise the attack ad volume as never before. With Congress



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

49 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

39 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

35 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

35 replie(s)
Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

35 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

35 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

35 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

34 replie(s)
Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

29 replie(s)
The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

28 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

27 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

27 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


Post Reply   Close thread 712711





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS