Thursday, March 29, 2012

Obamacare changes the relationship of the Federal Government to the individual in the very fundamental way; EPA limits could end construction of coal-fired plants - just as Obama promised; Circuit court judges sign Recall Scott Walker petition; JFK's flea market; Obama's lack of originality in speech; Cruel and unusual punishment; Eligibility bill offered in AZ; Forbidden words on school test material; Now it is "a bi-partisan bill" and an "individual responsibility"; US won't state that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel; High-fat diets may not be causing heart disease

Redstate writes: As the clock approached 11, Kennedy spoke again, sending shockwaves through the legal community. He stated matter of factly, "The reason this is concerning, is because it requires the individual to do an affirmative act. In the law of torts our tradition, our law, has been that you don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him absent some relation between you. And there is some severe moral criticisms of that rule, but that’s generally the rule.
“And here the government is saying that the Federal Government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases and that changes the relationship of the Federal Government to the individual in the very fundamental way.”
It was the quote heard round the world. It is what the tea party movement, libertarians, conservatives, and so many private citizens have been saying. It was an expression of what nearly every legal scholar on television has pooh-poohed as the troglodyte rhetoric of plebeians not educated enough to understand their own founding compact.
That Justice Kennedy expressed something so obvious to so many Americans that so many well educated legal analysts have mocked for two years as an outmoded view of the constitution put forward only by hicks, rubes, and the racist middle class tea partiers not cool enough to defecate on police cars like the Occupy Wall Street hipsters should deeply, deeply trouble every radio station, newspaper, and television news network along with the American people.
Just how out of touch are the people the news media relies on as legal experts used to help form both their and their audiences’ opinions? More so, is it not abundantly obvious that legal experts let their own partisanship shape their opinions?
Redstate reports: The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of conventional coal-fired facilities in the United States.
The proposed rule — years in the making and approved by the White House after months of review — will require any new power plant to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. The average U.S. natural gas plant, which emits 800 to 850 pounds of CO2 per megawatt, meets that standard; coal plants emit an average of 1,768 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt.
Whether it be in the form of directing you to purchase a product you don’t wish to buy, telling religious organizations what they have to allow, or making electricity unaffordable, the cancerous growth of regulations presents the greatest danger to our liberty. Until the Congress decides to man up and take back the power that it has relinquished we are in a death spiral as a free people.  [Obama stated in 2008, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can, it’s just that it will bankrupt them.”]
American Thinker writes: An investigation reveals 29 sitting circuit court judges in Wisconsin sign a union-driven recall drive targeting Republican Governor Scott Walker. Newspapers and radio-TV news are outraged -- OUTRAGED! -- that jurists put their names to such an overtly political document, showing their utter lack of impartiality -- bias, if you like. Media painstakingly name all 29 judges, city-by-city, and spank them for their partisanship.
What happens when another inquiry turns up the fact at least Wisconsin 25 journalists in just a single 10-newspaper chain also signed the politically-charged petitions to recall the governor?


CBS NY reports: Exclusive: The Stunning JFK Airport Baggage Scandal; 200 Thefts Per Day

Sources: Baggage Handlers, Jetway Workers, Security All In On Ongoing Scam

“The belly of the airplane has become like a flea market for airport employees. They go in there and go through all the luggage unencumbered, unchecked,” JFK security lawyer Kenneth Mollins said. 


Weekly Standard reports: Thomas Buch-Andersen, host of the Danish TV show Detektor, mocked President Obama's political rhetoric in a recent episode. "Obama used a metaphor from boxing to explain Denmark's role in the world," says Buch-Andersen, introducing the segment.
He then roles the tape. "That's fairly typical of the way that Danes have punched above their weight in international affairs," President Obama says at a press availability in the Oval Office with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark.
The tape roles yet again. "We have no stronger ally than the Netherlands," says Obama. "They consistently punch above their weight." [It seems these two lines were used at every opportunity with the head of every country visiting the White House.  I think Obama forgot that it is all on video....]
Free Beacon writes: Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia humorously invoked the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids cruel and unusual punishments, when discussing the Obamacare legislation during oral argument today at the Supreme Court.
JUSTICE SCALIA: Mr. Kneedler, what happened to the Eighth Amendment? You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?
JUSTICE SCALIA: And do you really expect the Court to do that? Or do you expect us to — to give this function to our law clerks?
Is this not totally unrealistic? That we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?
Expose Obama reports: Western Journalism has released an exclusive must watch video of today’s (March 27,2012) news conference at the Arizona Capitol announcing new legislation based on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation findings.
State Representative Carl Seel,who introduced the bill,was joined by Sheriff Joe Arpaio,State Senator Lori Klein,and others in support of the bill. Important new information was revealed during the news conference including a request by Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the current head of the Selective Service Board to investigate the criminal forgery committed in the case of Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration. Inaddion,Carl Seel reveals some of the resistance that other Republicans are creating to stop the bill from even heading to a vote.
[In the "you can't make this up" category], Redstate reports: Recently, the New York City public school system put out guidelines to providers of test materials to the district. The guidelines included a list of naughty words that should not be included in the materials, so as not to stress out, offend, or cause boo-boos to the children of the city, who are mainly made of glass it would seem. Among the no good, very bad words were “birthday”, “dinosaur”, “Halloween”, and references to junk food, swimming pools, and computers.
This, dear friends, is unarguably a good thing. Take, for example, birthdays. Did you know that some people don’t celebrate birthdays? And since they don’t celebrate them, they would obviously be emotionally distressed to consider that other people do. Tsk, tsk. Likewise, Halloween might evoke paganism, and everyone knows school children are vehemently and actively opposed to such talk, ever since the Great Pagan and Gradeschooler War of nineteen aught seven.
Swimming pools and computers, you would imagine, are banned because some people don’t have one or both of these things, and might therefore forget what two plus two equals when presented with the horrible reality that some people do.  It’s scary words too, like “slavery”, “terrorism”, “space aliens” and Lady Gaga (but I repeat myself). All in the interest of protecting virgin minds from seeing words on tests they see every day in life and, indeed, the normal course of their classrooms.
Weaselzippers reports: The Obama administration is now referring to Obamacare as a “bi-partisan bill” and calling the unpopular individual mandate “a Republican idea,” following three days of tough questioning by the Supreme Court.

He also referred to the individual mandate as the “individual responsibility” clause of the bill, in an attempt to distance the administration from the term individual mandate.
Q:  Is it the view of the — of the United States that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, notwithstanding the question about the embassy — the location of the U.S. embassy?
MS. NULAND:  We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem.
Q:  Does that — does that mean that you do not regard Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
MS. NULAND:  Jerusalem is a permanent-status issue.  It’s got to be resolved through negotiations.
Q:  That seems to suggest that you do not regard Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Is that correct or not?
American Thinker reports: As we skeptics have seen, the global warming enthusiasts often had more enthusiasm than science.  Climate science is a young science, and it doesn't know all that much about the climate.  Not yet.  The same was true back when heart disease became the number-one killer in the years immediately after World War II.  What was killing all those middle-class Americans?  Ancel Keys decided that it was the saturated fat in foods, and he couldn't wait for the results of his research -- people were dying.  So he persuaded the government to fight cholesterol with low-fat diets right away.  When the research results came in, they were close to the Folgers taste test: "no difference."  But by then, big budgets and reputations were committed to the idea that a high-fat diet causes heart disease, and the government couldn't change its mind. 



1 comment:

  1. You just cannot make this stuff up !! Go Sheriff Joe !
    Hope Justice Kennedy IS really starting to see the liberal craziness for what it has been !!
    Thanks for the news !!