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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 15 minutes ago

Re: GOP so upset ....

Their JOB is to consider and vote on such bills.

Why? The legislative power includes the power to decide what matters will be addressed, and which matters will not, within any particular Congress. They're not required to take up a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 19 minutes ago

Re: Selective prosecution

I'm not sure this analogy is exactly what happened although Obama couched it in those terms. Obama clearly stated he thinks long term illegals, particularly with US citizen children should be left alone.

The DA will never say they are
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albaby1 replied to the First World Problems board. 38 minutes ago

Re: I may be in trouble.

Make sure you have beer. No TV and no beer make something something...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yGJGTjV2WE

Mon Nov 17

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:07 PM

Re: analysis of ACA suit

You meant UNambiguous, yes? Otherwise I lost your argument somewhere along the way.

Yep- my mistake.

Would the justices have to consider debates (perhaps on "the floor") and speeches by the legislators (and [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:49 PM

Re: analysis of ACA suit

Then why do they consider the founding fathers extraneous writings when ruling on the Constitution?

Because the courts will generally look to legislative history that already existed at the time the measure in question was adopted in [more]

Sun Nov 16

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:05 PM

Re: analysis of ACA suit

One other issue the courts look at is legislative intent. Unfortunately for the plaintiffs in this case, almost every single legislator who voted in support of this bill is still alive and have made their intent quite clear.

That's [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:59 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

Actually, the legislature changed it fairly dramatically, adding eight sections, initiatives, and rules to the program. Romney line-vetoed all eight, but the legislature overrode six of them. So pretending that it didn't "originate" with [more]

Fri Nov 14

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:25 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

But in decades past there was always some middle ground, or the ability to forge compromises in the name of taking care of the important issues. This statesmanship is all but vanished from the current political scene.

The reasons that [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:54 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

And they don't care if they destroy the American people or the country as a whole. In fact, they are right on track to do just that.

Sadly, conservatives sometimes think the same thing of progressives - when the truth is that both [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:22 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

I just don't believe this at any level.
I see no evidence of it whatsoever. None.


You think that conservatives secretly agree with, say, a more progressive tax system or expanding the social safety net....and they're just [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:05 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

Sorry, Al. Facts matter. If they can't refute (or at least explain) facts is that my failing?

It depends on what your goal is. If you want to have a conversation with someone; to find out what they're about and why they feel the way [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:37 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

Ever try to have such a conversation?

All the time - often in real life, and at times here on the boards.

If you're in such a conversation and trying to "discredit everything they believe," then I can see how that [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:09 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

Oh baloney. Obamacare is nearly identical to Romneycare in Massachusetts. Want to find a Republican TODAY who will support it? Romneycare was a clone of the Heritage Org. idea, a blueprint from one of the most conservative think tanks of the day. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:48 AM

Re: ..a letter to the editor..

But it is pretty commonly the same story for any second term President, is it not? And while disapproval ratings of the President is high, the disapproval of Congress is far worse. One has to wonder, like the letter in the OP, what sense this [more]

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albaby1 posted to the Television Banter board. 9:47 AM

Jane the Virgin

Okay, here's what you have to do the next time you have a free 48 minutes or so:

Watch the pilot of Jane the Virgin.

It is an hour-long comedy that is both a loving send-up and homage to telenovelas - [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:37 AM

Re: Why the WWC hates Democrats

I used to own a blue collar bar bar in Syracuse NY. The bar was about three hundred feet from the foundry gate at the old Crouse Hinds plant in Syracuse. I was practically an honorary member of Electrical Workers Local 2084. The night Ronald [more]

Thu Nov 13

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:09 PM

Re: ..a letter to the editor..

Actually, it is the issue in this thread. The author of the letter in the OP is looking for some rational explanation as to why US voters, in his view, have reversed course from what seems to be an overall positive direction (when compared to the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:52 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

I can't think of anything she's done but vote down the party line.

She voted against the Ryan budget:

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:45 PM

Re: ..a letter to the editor..

The decline in poll popularity does not mean that voters wish they had voted for the other guy.

Indeed not, but that's not really the issue in this thread. Obama's job approval rating has plummeted - and that very strongly translates [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:34 PM

Re: Bernie Sanders on Bill Maher

But look at that non-white turn-out. Single-digit.

I wonder if that means the Republican push to disenfranchise non-white voters is working.


I'm not sure you're looking at the right section of the exit polls. Non-white [more]

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