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21 January 2016

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fish

Does anyone have an idea about what the FBI is still doing in its investigation of Hillary.


They're poll watching.......if she continues to weaken that will increase the probability that they force an indictment.

They're political animals too!

(Additional evidence supporting your Last Great Century of Man premise)

George Rebane

fish 948am - Understood but disappointed at the portents. Is there no honest and courageous bureaucrat left in DC? My hope is that Comey may be the last man standing in that category.

fish

Posted by: George Rebane | 21 January 2016 at 10:06 AM


Isn't the revealed wisdom that if an indictment isn't presented that the FBI will have mass resignations as protests.

Never let a crisis go to waste means let those FBI types with a shred of integrity resign voluntarily......I can practically hear the gleeful laughter from of Oval Office from here!

George Rebane

fish 1011am - True enough. But what would the country's reaction be to Obama's DoJ ignoring a ton of culpable evidence from the FBI while still continuing to pursue Petraeus? Are we that far beyond the tipping point?

On another matter - Stratfor reports that Turkey (consulting with Russia and the US) looks like it is ready to attack ISIS in its Syrian cross-border regions. If so, then ISIS' attacks in Istanbul and other Turkish cities may have been a bridge too far for them - Erdogan is not prepared to take any more crap from those ragheads.
https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/iraq-syria-battlespace-0

fish

Posted by: George Rebane | 21 January 2016 at 10:23 AM

Are we that far beyond the tipping point?


Lets see.....10% of college students polled think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court and Americans are routinely caught out willingly volunteering to sign away their rights in the name of the latest lefty cause. So I would say yes, it's quite likely that we're well past the tipping point!

Russ Steele

The Elite are concerned:

The prospect of Trump in the White House is ratcheting up anxiety among the 2,500 business and political leaders gathered at the Swiss ski resort for the annual World Economic Forum. With less than two weeks before voting in primaries gets under way and Trump in the Republican Party lead, those who fear a rise in protectionism and economic mismanagement are speaking out against the billionaire property developer.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-21/trump-fear-stalks-davos-as-elite-pray-for-spring-reality-check

Who's ox is going to get gored?

fish

Posted by: Russ Steele | 21 January 2016 at 11:15 AM

Frankly Russ I'm surprised that Trump is still in it at this fairly late stage. I assumed that he would have let himself be bought off with all sorts of concessions by now in exchange for a graceful exit.

Russ Steele

Steven Frisch call your office:

Once again global business leaders at Davos have gone off narrative, by failing to identify “climate change” as their number one priority; instead voicing concerns about “over regulation” and economic issues.

Despite concerns about its impact on extreme weather events, such as recent flooding in the UK, climate change failed to register near the top of the list of business threats, according to a survey of 1,400 CEOs from around the world compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and published at Davos this week.

Instead, over-regulation was listed as the biggest threat to business (by 79% of CEOs), followed by geopolitical uncertainty (74%) and other key threats including cyber attacks (61%).

Governor Brown did not get the PwC memo before preparing his State of the State address for the Legislature. He still thinks that anthropogenic climate change is a huge threat to the State and the Nation. He is promising us more regulations to reduce CO2 emissions and more taxes to further strangle the state's economy. The only way we can explain this disconnect between international business leaders who do not think AGW is a threat and state leadership who does is that we are being lead by UN Agenda 21driven leaders.

Russ Steele

Posted by: fish | 21 January 2016 at 11:23 AM

But, Trump is still in the game and winning. What now?

Bill Tozer

Hmmm. It all depends on the skin color of the 150 FBI agents' 2 pronged investigation into Hillary espionage offenses and Hillary living a lavish lifestyle as a direct result of trading favors at State for "gifts" to the Foundation.

First, they can't do it during Hate Whitey Month. Second, there are still E-mails being gone over, still e-mails being recovered from the cloth wiped server, still waiting to see if she will win Iowa. Plus, they have to interview her first. Hmm, they don't have to interview her, but it is a professional courtesy usually granted to a person of her experience.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/01/21/portland-community-college-white-history-month/79105648/

Maybe in March. After March Madness when they can get the White House's attention for 5 minutes. Boy, this decision is a biggie if not based on anything other that the objective facts. Besides, we all know this is just a simple matter of inter-agency bickering that goes on all the time in Washington, fueled of course by the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy with its lackey the Inspector General trying to discredit Hillary because they cannot handle a woman in the Oval Office.

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fish

Posted by: Russ Steele | 21 January 2016 at 11:35 AM


Not a clue!

My more paranoid side thinks that 18 to 24 months into a Trump administration the PTB finally decides to quietly engineer a scuttling of the economy that can be conveniently be blamed on "the businessman" occupying the White House. This would allow significant latitude in discharging all the undeliverable promises (Medicare, SS, etc.) while placing blame on a "Non Compliant" Chief Executive.

Russ Steele

Common Core Reality Check:

A former marketing executive for textbook publishing giant Pearson Education reveals the anti-American agenda behind Common Core and the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework in the third video of a series produced by Project Veritas and focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as Common Core.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/21/exclusive-former-pearson-exec-reveals-anti-american-agenda-in-common-core-on-constitution-guns-christianity/

Home-school is beginning to become an imperative for Christians.

Bill Tozer

Did any of you find the recent slamming of General Petraeus a canary in the coal mine? They ain't done with him yet. Besides stripping him of his rank (demotion) and the 100k fine and a long probation period, looks like they are just warming up. Strip his pension? That Espionage Act has some nasty sharp teeth. I see it as a shot across the bow. Ain't no secret that Defense hated State when Hillary has there, but I see this as a warning that handling state secrets is of upmost importance.
Hey, Hillary sent and received higher secretier secrets on her unsecured private server than even Snowden released. Plus, Bubba had access to her private server account. Bad Clinton's, bad!

Hillary is toast. In this day and age of Internet hackers, Homeland Security surveillance on us, an explosion of Intel, and our Information Age, carelessness cannot be given home, nor even an inch. Otherwise, Hillary's attitude will spread like gangrene through government and dissolve "into loose lips sink ships" from top to bottom in Government.
The FBI has to act upon evidence discovered. Has to. It's too big of a threat to our nation. When? Ah, the billion dollar question.
BTY, I see pushback from Federal LE everywhere. They did not like having their reputations trashed under O. They had to carry his water and take the fall for O and his highly politicalized Justice Department. Justice? Ha, that is a misnomer under O. Now that O has less that 365 days in office, the ATF leaked (reported boldly and proudly) that those 50 caliber guns (2) that ended up El Grande Drug Lord's hands came from Fast and Furious as Fish pointed out yesterday. No holding back!! There are reputations to be saved, credibility issues to be rehabilated, and trust issues to be corrected now that O has hit 364 days left in office. Not 100% mind you. Don't hold your breath for VA or IRS reforms/investigations, but Defense and Federal LE are hunting for opportunities to set the story straight. Another canary in the coal mine.

Bonnie McGuire

I enjoyed Ann Coulter's latest. True and too funny...along with Bob Crabbs shorter version of media mania and mass mentality.

Liberal and Conservative Media Unite Against Trump.
http://humanevents.com/2016/01/20/liberal-and-conservative-media-unite-against-trump/?utm_source=coulterdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

You never know what you're gonna get. http://www.rlcrabb.com/

Bill Tozer

This one is a no-brainer. Double duh. Must be a cultural thang in Islamic countries with genocide on their radar. Peace and tolerance is a Islamic no-no. Triple duh.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/17/world/christian-persecution-2015/

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/780081945459178/?type=3&theater

Gregory

Oh, golly, the usual suspects are fawning over another bit of global warming 'research' they don't understand, pushed by AP's Seth Borenstein, who doesn't understand it, either.

The "warmest year ever" meme will continue until the El Nino event is over. It remains completely demonstrable that the warming predicted for the atmosphere which drives the high surface temperatures predicted by modeling... doesn't exist. And as all good scientists know ... if your theory doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.

fish

Always a good day when Soros is in a snit!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/2016/01/21/billionaire-hedge-fund-mogul-george-soros-donald-trump-is-doing-the-work-of-isis/

fish

Hey Toz......got a car for you!


http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a27946/isetta-corvair-hybrid-for-sale/


Try not to wreck it on the first day!

George Rebane

Gregory 232pm - who said anything about "good scientists"? ;-).

Bill Tozer

Mr. Fish 3:46 in the pm
Thanks for thinking about me. Appreciate it there Lounge Lizard. Looks like I will have to make some modifications where the passenger seat used to be so I can get more torque. Boy, squirrelly as catfish in a gunny sack.

Corvairs and I argue since I put a Corvair engine in a sand rail and got a little too much altitude flying blind up and over a nice sand dune in the desert. I was quite surprised to find out there was a huge deep bowl on the other side and that darn engine started going up over the top of me on the long descent. Bent the transmission and frame when it hit nose first. Jan 1st, 1984. Took 2 months to cough without hurting bad. But I digress.
Nah, Fish, this is more my style now since the van got swept away in the 2014 Perfect Storm of the Century that knocked over my beach umbrella. That was some carnage. :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QFLAtaiv5VA

This really chaps my hide worse than a saddle burr.

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Russ Steele

I have posted an update to the NOAA claim that 2015 was hottest year on record HERE. The post includes a graphic demonstration that 2015 was only the THIRD warmest, and like all previous warm years during a natural La Niña cycle.

Russ Steele

In case you missed it, here is Governor Brown's State of the State on Climate Change (With Comments):

Besides the immediacy of the drought, there is the overarching threat of a warming climate. Incredibly - though last year was the hottest on record - there are still those, particularly in Washington, who are in denial. But even the deniers can't deny the carbon pollution that exists all over the world. It is causing serious injury and respiratory disease to people of all ages, but especially the young and very old.

Thankfully the rest of the world has heard the message: Humankind must change its ways and radically decarbonize the economy.

The Paris climate agreement was a breakthrough and California was there leading the way. Over 100 states, provinces and regions have now signed on to our Under 2 MOU. The goal is to bring per capita greenhouse gases down to two tons per person. This will take decades and vast innovation. But with SB 350, we're on our way.

. . . last year was the hottest on record (Actually the third warmest, all the result of an El Niña weather pattern)

. . . deniers can't deny the carbon pollution that exists all over the world. (As you exhale you are adding to Governor Brown carbon pollution, stop breathing)

. . . Thankfully the rest of the world has heard the message: (They sure did, they refused to sign any binding agreements, recognizing that economic development is more important than saving the world from anthropogenic carbon pollution. Brown is too wed to environmentalism to appreciate the irony of the situation.)

. . . But with SB 350, we're on our way ( And,"100 states, provinces and regions" are glad they do not have an economy busting SB 350.)

Russ Steele

Oppss a correction to my 21 January 2016 at 05:56 PM

"natural La Niña cycle" Should read "natural El Niño cycle"

Bill Tozer

Oh my. Now I need to defend Bill Clinton of all people. I must do the right thing no matter who this helps. Ok, just because Bill Clinton currently is in Las Vegas and the Porn Convention happens to be going on now at the exact time in Vegas, does not mean the two events are related, contrary to unsubstantiated rumors flying around.

Oh my, this election cycle is going to be the most fun we have had in decades. I ventured over to the Hillary vs Sanders sites and those Sanders folks are having the time of their lives as well. Way to much fun. Favorite replies:

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The 1,340 Classified documents stored on Hillary's non-secure server that she shared with 2 non-secure companies points to a probable violation of USC 18 Section 793, “gross negligence” in the handling of secure information under the Espionage Act. Each violation carries a mandatory 5-25 year non-concurrent sentence. Say a judge goes easy on the very old hag and gives her only 5 years each on the well over 4,000 crimes, that means Hillary will only spend 20,000 years in jail.
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Oh, GOd that she would. Frankly, about 50 would be enough.

Bill Tozer

Pushback time. Not earth shaking, but pushback nonetheless. Libs always overreach.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/20/oberlin-president-refuses-to-consider-student-activist-demands/

And if I see this ugly mug one more time, I will consider ripping it off her pathetic face as a selfless act of dispensing mercy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/01/21/mizzou-should-fire-the-professor-who-pushed-reporters-away-from-protesters-governing-board-of-curators-member-says/

jon smith

How about a new category for the Oscars? Best black actor. Or maybe an asterisk next to the name of an Oscar winner if said actor isn't white? Some really great actors who happen to be black are ruining the standing of future great actors who might happen to be black. What am I missing here?

Todd Juvinall

I listened to Tom Sullivan yesterday when he was talking about this. Some black actress apparently has a rant on this and I totally agree with her. Stopping the whining she said. You (black actors) get your jobs in Hollywood and are biting off the arm that feeds you. Grow up and knock off the complaint she said.

Walt

OK Bill,, just what did you do to warrant this?
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/man-banned-from-having-sex-unless-he-gives-police-24-hours-notice-a3162771.html
I don't want to see the the notification on The Union's web page every other day.

Gary Smith

Russ at 7:40 PM:
The Porter Ranch natural gas leak in L.A. kind of makes all of Gov. Brown's and the legislators work on SB350 a moot point to me. From an L.A. Times article several weeks ago. "The leaking well at Aliso Canyon, as of Dec. 22, had emitted as much greenhouse gas as 330,000 passenger vehicles produce in a year". The article talks about lax safety regulations and Gov. Browns slow action. I take these articles with a grain of salt, but even if it half right it casts a very hypocritical light on our state leadership. Anyway here is a link to article.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-porter-ranch-emergency-20160108-story.html

Michael R. Kesti

From the Clashing Cultures Count thread...

Todd Juvinall 22Jan16 08:59 AM

Never having done illegal or mind altering drugs...

Really? Have you never ingested enough alcohol to become intoxicated?

...MJ is a gateway drug...

I have observed that an overwhelming majority of those who have used marijuana first used alcohol. How is it that alcohol is not considered a gateway drug?

jon smith

Gary- Are you asking for even more regulations in this over regulated state? Say it ain't so. We all know the oil and gas industry is being repressed and kept under "the man's" thumb by over zealous regulators. As an aside, these natural gas reservoir leaks were identified (with warnings) in the 70's. Brown's fault for "lax regulations"? I think not.

Robert Cross

Kesti 10:08 -- A recent study found that very few MJ users become junkies but all junkies have used alcohol. Another study found ZERO deaths last year attributed to MJ but tens of thousands of deaths related to alcohol poisoning, accidents, etc. MJ is bad only because corporate America hasn't cashed in on it yet and people can grow it in their back yards bypassing big ag altogether.

Todd Juvinall

Michael R. Kesti | 22 January 2016 at 10:08 AM
Robert Cross | 22 January 2016 at 10:25 AM

Not being a drinker either I can attest to knowing many people who would rather sit on their butts and smoke a bong rather than partake in the productive world of work. All MJ users get high, that is why they do it. All people who drink alcohol do not necessarily drink to excess. French start drinking at a young age. They like their wine. They are a first world nation. Same for Germany and beer. Bolivia and Ecuador are coca chewers and are far from third world. All stoned

So you can site all the stats but in my view they are bogus. I have seen this all my life. Any addiction is bad for the person or the country.

And I am no prude by any stretch.

Gregory

Mother's milk leads to everything.

Walt

I call BS and throw a flag on the play! "Another study found ZERO deaths last year attributed to MJ"
MANY an accident resulting in death has been a direct result of MJ. From car wrecks to "watch this dude,," have claimed lives. I know! I have seen it first had in my time.( when was a volunteer in the local fire dept.)
There have been many a news story on them as well. Plenty after CO. made it legal.
If you stick "death by O.D." you might have a better argument. But the hospitals get plenty of O.D. cases. ( yup,, in CO. again)

Paul Emery

So Todd in your view what is the cure for the epidemic of partaking in the evil weed? Criminalization, jail time, exile. more cops (bacause what we have now obviously can't do the job) required smoke detectors for known offenders ??? What ideas do you have to cure what you consider a terrible problem.

Michael R. Kesti

Todd Juvinall 22Jan16 10:34 AM

None of what you say justifies continuing the prohibition of marijuana.

Michael R. Kesti

Walt 22Jan16 10:40 AM

You make a valid point, Walt, but it is hypocritical of you use this argument while you are addicted to a drug that kills almost 500,000 people each year.

Walt

Just pointing out a bogus statement. So I smoke cig.s SO WHAT!? Not "mind altering", or causes one to do stupid shit. (other than smoking them in the first place)
The only "withdrawals" I'm going through is BBQ.

Bill Tozer

Yo Mr. Walt @ 09:13 today.

Oh. I did a berry berry bad thing on The Tube. Yes, His Majesty's Court did tell the bailiff to wack my pee-pee. What a bunch of limp wristed lefties. I should have got time in the poky, but noooooo! Idiots.

Keep the hardhat on hold down the fort. (Pssss, have them laid out their plan what marihuana cultivation will look like in a couple of years in yer neck on the woods). Later Numbnuts and keep that hammer down. :). Trigger Warning: there's a bear in the sky, looks like it's from the DEA...

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/780578302076209/?type=3&theater

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Bill Tozer

Ps: Rock n roll and rodeo are synonymous .

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Walt

Hell Bill,, a cop with wings you say? Was just outside enjoying a coffin nail, and a rumble from the South sounded like it fell out of the sky. Sound doesn't travel far in weather like this.(too soon for thunder)

Gary Smith

Jon Smith 10:12
I am talking about safety items. Here is a quote from the article.
"The leaking well didn't have a working safety valve, which could have stopped the flow of gas once a problem was discovered. But such a valve isn't required by law."
Yes we are way over regulated in Calif. But having pipelines that don't burst like the PG&E San Bruno explosion and natural gas wells that don't leak are a good idea in my view. The fact that is spewing out mass quantities of methane that the State is trying to stop is ridiculous. What is the point of this overzealous regulation of greenhouse gases, which I don't agree with, if this well can leak for months, due to lack of something along the lines of valve that shuts off the flow if their is a leak. This is just another example of a totally dysfunctional, hypocritical, State Government.

Michael R. Kesti

Walt 22Jan16 11:39 AM

We've been, as our host sometimes says, around that barn, Walt, but I'll say it again. The nicotine to which you are so very strongly addicted very much alters your mind. They do not get you high but your mind is altered none the less. And you'd do plenty of stupid shit if tobacco was criminalized and you had to break the law to service your addiction.

I understand that you do not accept these, though. Addicts are very adept at rationalization.

Walt

Swing and a miss Kesti. That analogy can be applied to everything."if it was criminalized".
Never mind the "G" man sticking it to us in the form of taxes. DO tell us the real reasoning for them. It's sure not the excuse to keep people from starting. Talk about criminal.
BTW.. GOV/ Moonbat is wanting more taxes AGAIN... And not just on cigs. The State has raided the highway funds for goofy LIB shit programs. Now the roads are showing it.
Now that gas is cheaper, stick it to the people once again. (They got used to high gas prices. so let them pay more in taxes.) Our state gov. is worse than a crack addict.

Walt

Kesti... This guy was just in need of a pack of smokes.... Right?

"The Grass Valley Police Department has arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with the attempted robbery of a Colfax Avenue jewelry store on Dec. 30.

Vincent Delavega was taken into custody by detectives from the Grass Valley/Nevada City Joint Investigation Unit at his Mystic Mine Court home on Jan. 21.

Delavega was charged with attempted robbery, burglary, conspiracy, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with committing a felony while out on bail for previous theft- and drug-related incidents in Nevada and Yuba counties."
http://www.theunion.com/news/20278966-113/gvpd-arrests-nevada-city-man-in-connection-with

Prop 47 is working SO well. ( Criminals need to make a buck somehow...)

Russ Steele

In looking at the National Review attack on Trump, the elites have missed the point, the issue is really not about Trump it is about angry voters. Voters who believe the political system, Republican or Democrat, have screwed them. Taking a look at the Drudge Super Poll, 36% voted for Trump and 29% voted for Sanders. The closest is Cruz at 19%. If you add the angry Trump and angry Sanders votes together, you get 65% percent of the total voters in the poll. Add the angry Cruz voters and you get 85% who are upset with the current political system. There are lots of angry voters out there and most will not read the National Review, or give a damn about what the Republican elites think.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 22 January 2016 at 10:43 AM

Education and teach respect for your body should be taught. Then tax the holy hell out of it. The government does that to discourage use. So if I catch you with a ounce, maybe a $1,000 fine. A pound? $10,000 fine. And on up. Caught selling to minors, death by firing squad.

MKesti, you have your opinion and we disagree. Isn't that special? You get 50% plus one vote and you win. Same for me. So go win and I will abide by the people's choice. I bet you would not.

Todd Juvinall

Russ Steele | 22 January 2016 at 02:29 PM

What I find interesting about the attacks on Cruz and Trump are the elites of the party failing to see their positions and the actual turnout of the voter. Both party's voters stay home to the tune of 60% or so. The reason is both party's leadership are BORING!! Trump and Cruz have livened up the political scene and many people are getting back in!

So as far as the detractors in the National Review, I say good luck with that. They are out of touch.

Paul Emery

Todd writes

"Then tax the holy hell out of it."

Well spoken from a Republican who believes in lower taxes.

Account Deleted

I'll take a stab at George's concern over the lack of progress regarding the investigation into the further criminal deeds of our next president.
There is an 'ongoing investigation'.
Since the matter is still under investigation, there will be little or no information as to what is actually going on.
She will be elected as president.
Before leaving office, Obama will pardon her.
"In 1866, the Supreme Court ruled in Ex parte Garland that the pardon power "extends to every offence known to the law, and may be exercised at any time after its commission, either before legal proceedings are taken, or during their pendency, or after conviction and judgment." (In that case, a former Confederate senator successfully petitioned the court to uphold a pardon that prevented him from being disbarred.) Generally speaking, once an act has been committed, the president can issue a pardon at any time—regardless of whether charges have even been filed."
Of course, she had better be nice to Obama in the meantime.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 22 January 2016 at 05:26 PM

You have just proved how shallow about the issues you are. That is all you gathered from my rant? Jeeze, you libs are so easily manipulated.

Walt

Scott might be right. Save Hillary at all costs. We know how "O" loves using that pen.
And word has it, he has a binder full of pardons to sign. Hillary keeps getting moved farther to top top each passing day.

Gregory

Todd, where in the Constitution is the enumerated power to tax the hell out of things the Congress doesn't like that individuals do in the comfort of their own home?

[cue the Final Jeopardy! theme]

Hint... the Interstate Commerce Clause is the closest you'll come.

Todd Juvinall

Gregory, remember ObamaCare SCOTUS? Roberts found that Congress has the right to tax. I can't recall the part. But it unfortunately seems to have the power.

My point on the taxes was taught to the country by the left. If you want people to use something less, tax the hell out of it. Smoot Hawley and other tariffs were the best example I can remember.

Walt

Yup, and Ca. wants to bend over anyone who buys a gun, and "tax'm" hard and dry. You won't be able to sit down for a week.(if your lucky.)

Michael R. Kesti

Todd Juvinall 22Jan16 09:20 PM

You cannot "recall the part" because it doesn't exist. It is Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution that grants Congress the power to tax.

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.

What the Supreme Court (Not only Roberts.) decided was that The Affordable Care Act is constitutionally valid because it is a tax.

Taxes can be used to control consumption but, if excessive, often lead to illegal production, distribution, and/or sales of the product that was to be controlled. This has been demonstrated, for example, by states excessively tax tobacco leading to criminals purchasing tobacco in neighboring states and selling it at a profit.

Tariffs are used to restrict trade with other countries rather than to control consumption.

You're batting 0.000 here, Todd, but that's no surprise.


Note to spelling Nazi wannabes: "Defence" is the British spelling and was used in the original, hand-written Constitution.

Bill Tozer

Mr. Kesti....the writers of the hand written Constitution should have used my old 2 foot tall dictionary. It has lots of pictures. :). Maps and names of countries are way off, though.

To anyone:
When will DOJ indite Mrs. Clinton?? New twist, and it is a political one, albeit one with merit. If Hillary (who is throwing the whole Dem machine into Iowa this last week...the whole Dem machine with Planned Parenthood setting up phone banks and Dem Party stars and Music Stars and Movie Stars pouring into Iowa as planned)....if she wins Iowa and starts winning Super Tuesday states in March....well the argument goes that the Justice Department would be taking an election away from the voters. Interesting.

Now, can she make it through March without being charged?? Looks that way. State has asked for a 30 days delay on releasing the last batch due January 29 by court order. Seems a 2-3 day delay caused by snow equates to a 30 day delay, lol.
Always deny, stonewall, then call it yesterday's news.

Todd Juvinall

Michael R. Kesti | 22 January 2016 at 10:24 PM

Actually you are batting a thousand for not understanding what I wrote and what it was in response too. So I would suggest before you embarrass yourself again you follow the thread comments with more diligence.

And you made my points better than I did for my position. Jeeze what a dolt. But that is your usual.

jon smith

In the footsteps of the Oscars best black actor category, now the Olympics has gone gender neutral. So much for "women's" soccer. Wonder who the first he/she will make the Wheaties box as your child's role model? Believe me, this is only the start, soon we'll have men in every woman's sport category kicking ass and laughing all the way to from the women's shower room to the podium.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3412969/Olympics-change-policies-allow-transgender-athletes-compete-without-having-gender-reassignment-surgery.html

jon smith

To qualify as a female athlete the man has to have undergone sex hormone therapy for at least a year. These include anabolic-androgenic steroids and GnRH antagonisists - both banned under current law as performance enhancing drugs. The boys get to play as women AND take banned drugs at the same time. God I wish were 16 years old again.

fish

"Help us Bloomy Wan Kenobi........you're our only hope!"


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/nyregion/bloomberg-sensing-an-opening-revisits-a-potential-white-house-run.html


They may want to keep a real close eye on poor old Hill.....been a rough week for her!

Bill Tozer

Bloomberg? He gives super size sodas a bad name.

Now, Fish, I am glad the NYT is finally up with the times. Finally after avoiding what we all have been reading about for a couple of years...if not more. Poor UC system paying Hillary Rodham all that money and no questions allowed and no one allowed backstage. It was for her being broke and all.

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2016/01/22/only-now-does-ny-times-describe-scale-hillarys-speaking-fees-almost

Now, what is the official Dem response?? Boilerplate. "It's yesterday's news", lol.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/01/22/nh_sen_jeanne_shaheen_defends_hillary_wall_street_speaking_fees_are_in_the_past_like_bernies_socialism.html

Well, it's more yesterday than the way back yesterday when Hill was called Madame Secretary at State. That was so long ago, like stealing $200,000.00 in White House furnishings.. So long ago...almost 2 years ago shaking down Golden Slacks for money...by talking, lol. Sorry for bringing up yesterday's news....

fish

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 23 January 2016 at 09:30 AM

.....I am glad the NYT is finally up with the times.

Yes....they continue to demonstrate their irrelevancy! And perhaps the only issue that your local virtue signaling editor and I (and of course I shouldn't neglect Dr. Egon Spengler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38zm6F3PGR4) agree upon....print is dead.

Walt

Speaking of "old news",,,, How is that " snow will be a thing of the past in D.C." working out? " Our children will only read about it in history books".
Gotta love those AGW chicken Little predictions.

and has anyone seen the pictures in the news about the lines of people to see Trump?
Snow two feet deep, and the line stretches and disappears into the falling snow!

Michael R. Kesti

Bill Tozer 23Jan16 at 05:23 AM

Without aggressive intention (Really!) I am compelled to inform you that "indite" means to "put down in writing" and has become only rarely used. To "bring formal charges" is to "indict."

fish

"Other migrants were caught "emptying their bowels" in the children's pool and masturbating in a hot tub, according to reports."


Good call Angela......you would had greater success leaving flyers for cheap labor in Camden...or Detroit...or the Appalachians....maybe frat houses!

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/637276/Johannisbad-baths-Rainer-Kallweit-Zwickau-Saxony-Germany

Bill Tozer

Michael R. Kesti @ 11:34 in the am.
My, Mr. Kesti, while I appreciate your trigger warning preceding your non-micro aggression, all I can say is don't be a dict. You can indict that. :). Hay hey, while I have your undivided attention, is "infrequently" one word or two?
Please excuse my immature adolescent behavior ingrained so deeply in my essence.. But, but, but, there is indeed a need and place for such foolishness in our new economy. I am well qualified.

https://www.facebook.com/YaBoyKhalilUnderwood/photos/a.130634087037597.19002.124260564341616/928913893876275/?type=3&theater

Bill Tozer

Mr. Fish @ 12:03 in the pm.
Hey, an Islamic, a commie, a progressive, and a socialist walk into a sauna and laugh and become good friends. Must be a male bonding thing.
Like the line about "trying to force penatration". Over here in the USA, we call that "attempted rape".
Plus, remember that little New Year's celebration of a 1,000 asylum seekers doing a little pick pocketing and the unwanted touch thang with coarse language that was properly buried for a week by the multicultural crowd?? Well, come to find out that silly groping is called "gang rape" on this side of the Pond and that harmless pick pocketing is called "strong armed robbery" of cash, purses, and personal contents. Must be a language barrier thing. I know we have flash mobs hitting the 7-11s in Chicago, but over here our women folk join in on the smash and grab thang. We are more enlightened I suppose.

Oh, Europe should fly them back to their native lands and drop them off (at 10,000 feet). Or maybe just castriate the MoFros. Donate a pile of their gonads to science.

You won't believe this. Now the Islamic spiritual and cultural leaders are blaming Germany!!! Germany needs to ban alcohol because candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. Devil in the bottle made them do it. No, Islamics and Multicultural Gurus, the answer is not to ban alcohol in your host countries. The solution is to ban Islamics. Don't see Ahab the Arab Christian doing the smash, grab, and penetrate thang, now do you??
Oh, where is little jon when we need him????. Maybe he can mail them some primo Nevada County medicinal weed until this becomes yesterday's news.

Bill Tozer

Oh Walt, way back @10:27 am, almost yesterday!

That snow storm is causing flooding along the Jersey Shore! The polar caps are melting like a hot knife through butter and the sea level is rising, causing widespread carnage and mayhem where Kim K used to tan her bum-bum. Flooding!
Ahem, nothing to do with the full moon and high tides during a storm, uh Wally? Gee Beaver, that was a nutty question.

Bill Tozer

Good Grief, Charlie Brown. Is nothing sacred???

ssein Nayeri, 37, had been held without bond since September 2014 on charges of kidnapping, torture, aggravated mayhem and burglary. Nayeri and three other men are accused of kidnapping a California marijuana dispensary owner in 2012. They drove the dispensary owner to a desert spot where they believed he had hidden money and then cut off his penis, authorities said.

After the crime, Nayeri fled the U.S. to his native Iran, where he remained for several months. He was arrested in Prague in November 2014 while changing flights from Iran to Spain to visit family.

http://news.yahoo.com/3-inmates-held-violent-crimes-escape-california-jail-171117754.html

Todd Juvinall

And you thought aliens cannot be stopped.This was sent to me today.

Trump was right…about the law...

Here is number eight US Code 1182, inadmissible aliens. This law was written in 1952. It was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress, House and Senate, and signed by a Democrat president.

"Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."

All of the pundits that are claiming that what Trump said is dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous, and/or unconstitutional, need to educate themselves. It is already the law of the land. And it was utilized by Jimmy Carter, no less, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States, but he actually did more. He made all Iranian students already here check in, and then he deported a bunch. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the United States, 1979.

Paul Emery

Todd

Here is your "Rant" on this post:

"Education and teach respect for your body should be taught. Then tax the holy hell out of it. The government does that to discourage use. So if I catch you with a ounce, maybe a $1,000 fine. A pound? $10,000 fine. And on up. Caught selling to minors, death by firing squad."

Sure, education to teach respect for your body is a good idea. Then you go into the tax and shoot rant which is applauding big government and immoral (death by firing squad)

did I miss anything?

By the way, I'm glad to see you support legalization even with your stipulations.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 23 January 2016 at 05:04 PM

Putting words as conclusions in my mouth again it appears. Where did I say I personally support MJ? No where. If you libs think you can tax something you do it. If you are illegal fine it. I think my words are pretty clear. You simply don't have a cognitive ability to read and understand them.

Bill Tozer

Oh my boys, look at the big picture. Things could be worse. My gal needs me. Too hip, gotta go.

https://scorchedearthnews.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/hillary-clinton-suicide-watch-begins-as-email-scandal-goes-nuclear/

Bill Tozer

Yo Walt, Russ, and Mr. Fish. This writer speaks my language. I need not say more....except I am sooo far beyond "conservatives values" right now that I don't care if Trump is pro-life or pro-choice, what he did in college or even care that he does not even have any political machine on the ground in any state. Waste of money anyway. I don't care if he just hops in his jet and goes to one appearance to another. I don't care about his ex-wives or his daddy pissed off Woody Gutherie.

The only thing I care about are some things on the list provide below. I am not voting Republican or Democrat or Independent. I am voting for a movement and Trump is just a handy wrench in the toolbox. The right tool for the right job, nothing more, nothing less.

http://www.varight.com/opinion/trump-doesnt-have-to-be-conservative-humble-or-polite-to-fix-america/

Paul Emery

Todd

Suggesting MJ should be taxed $1000 a pound certainly implies legalization since you cannot tax something that is not legal. Please clarify your statement.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery, I said fine not tax and where do you get iply from my comment? Are you a ventriloquist? Putting words in others mouths is your forte". This would be your scenario.

Paul Emery

Todd 2:36

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"ducation and teach respect for your body should be taught. Then tax the holy hell out of it."

Paul Emery

Also Todd should the firing squad in the public square be conducted by State, Federal or local jurisdictions? You prefer local control si it is conceivable that under your policy the sheriff's dept or city cops would service the punishment you desire.

Todd Juvinall

I don't care who carries out the firing squad dyties. As long as the pushers go to hell.

As far as the comment about taxing the crap out of the pushers products, I was making a example of what the left does. It seems to work but I am no fan.

Jon

Todd done got pnked today! Too funny. Caught making another idiotic statement.

moron.

Todd Juvinall

Well I see "jon" is the anonymous poster on my blog who is quite the perv. Are you not aware I boot your comments "jon"? You sure are persistent and creepy.

Don Bessee

The administration of king Emanuel in Chicago must be proud of themselves, only 3 weeks in the new year and they have 202 shootings. That's double the whole month of Jan in 2014! Quite the accomplishment 0's former chief of staff has to brag about in implementing that 0 gun control policy.

Bill Tozer

New topic, rarely if ever mentioned on this social-political blog. In memory of an old friend. I really don't give them much of a chance, but, hey, I am a Westerner, and my buddy really was a fan's fan. Here's to you Russel.

https://www.facebook.com/BroncosVisuals/photos/a.833101873448464.1073741829.823384811086837/959308230827827/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=936678876402850&set=gm.1055635627791461&type=3&theater

Yo Jon. Welcome back! Missed you fabulous insights. Hillary still leading in every national poll, bar none. It's still early..blah, blah, blah, but she may make it to the Big Showdown after all. Leading big in the Debbie Whatshername poll as well. Looks like you are still stick with my gal. Oh boy, a threesome.
Look at this. Hillary is finally showcasing her experience. It's her strength.

https://www.facebook.com/themafiabossgame/photos/a.411133840755.190522.134523435755/10153528017080756/?type=3&theater


Gregory

"Jon" is shaping up to be Steven Frisch, the six figure rentseeking CEO of a progressive Truckee 501c3 that just can't figure out how to hire any blacks.

Steve, you really aren't smarter than Todd, just more educated.

Todd Juvinall

Gregory you crack me up. I have been deleting these nuts like him for really perverse talk. I think he is a whack job anyway. LOL!

Paul Emery

Todd

Still considering a run for District 1 Supervisor? You can do it despite the nearly 30 years you've been out of office. Brwn did it. Go Todd! It will be fun.

Gregory

All may get a kick from this chat with Thomas Sowell (I can't get the Harvard Lampoon's quoting him as "Thomas Soweto" out of my mind despite it being both unfair and outrageous) but this might give all some insight into left leaning intellectuals and those, like Frisch and the others feeding off the uncounted teats of the State of California, who fancy themselves to be intellectuals.

http://greenjihad.net/2014/12/13/thomas-sowell-on-the-vanity-and-vulgar-pride-of-intellectuals/

Todd Juvinall

You limosine liberals like Paul Emery may get a chance to put me in my place. LOL!

Walt

Uh, Paul.. How did they get Al Capone? Hint. Booze was illegal at the time.
Now please fill in the history. Wiki cut and paste not acceptable, and NO peeking at Berkeley U of the net.
(In response to your " you cannot tax something that is not legal")

Bill Tozer

Well, you gotta pay taxes on whatever income you derive from whatever you do, legal or not. Even barter, which includes swapping a couple of bucket of rusty bolts old farm machinery with some hunks of metal from old Mac Donad's farm down the lane. It's an economic occurance subject to taxation, but what do dummies like Walt and moi know anyway? Keep swatting them flies, Mr. Walt, as they are a'buzzin' today. Weather bugs. But, they are so harmless no wasp spray needed. That saves money and helps the environment as a super duped bonus.

Nice sidestep of Paul's real question. Boy, he is getting frustrated, lol. Come on, just say the government cannot tax a bag of grass until the sell of which is legal. Sales tax, that is. That's all Mr. Paul wants to hear......ok, let him dangle in the wind for awhile...he ain't going nowhere...he be checking in.

Gregory: Watched the whole thing. Bravo.

Paul emery

Sounds like fun todd. i'm sure your opponents will research these pages for some tasty goodies to ask you about

Bill Tozer

Todd, have security escort them researchers off the premises and take their coats! Velvet Elvis has left the building. Good job, Russel.

https://www.facebook.com/topoftherockco/photos/a.528150360618266.1073741828.528000810633221/737771559656144/?type=3&theater

Todd Juvinall

Paul emery | 24 January 2016 at 04:14 PM

Yes I am am sure your pals will come over to support me when they read all my common sense positions.

Todd Juvinall

Oh and now they creepy dude posting on my blog who I am forced to moderate off has sited Gregory in this blogs comment stream. So someone here is this pervy scumbag.

Todd Juvinall

I just deleted a comment from the homosexual perv who commented on my post just above this. So he reads both blogs. Who could this perv be? Hmmm.

Bill Tozer

Todd, I was going to read your blog, so couldn't ya have left up the lefty porn for awhile longer? I wanted to feel the love they are sending yer way. Well, whoever it/he is, he is not this perv and this one is alleged to be female. Boy, this puts the mechanics of it all in a whole new light.

http://nypost.com/2016/01/24/hillarys-team-copied-intel-off-top-secret-server-to-email/

That be enough to piss off Bubba....again. Poor Billy, having to hear it coming home from a long day at the office, not once but twice!

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/05/12/clyburn_on_2008_bill_clinton_told_me_if_you_bastards_want_a_fight_you_damn_well_will_get_one.html

Bill Tozer

Todd, I think I have found the culprit. Fits the description to a tee, even the anonymous name.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3414915/Huge-funnel-web-spider-Newcastle-taken-Australian-Reptile-Park.html

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