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Mitt was right. Except it's the Zip-Line that wasn't quite ready.
If I recall correctly, I thought I had read that the initial experiment was inaccurate due to a "loose wire" in the test equipment. I also recall the team from the initial experiment also being quite skeptical of their own results. So, bottom line, we're just seeing the "sausage being made" in the scientific world.
I'm less concerned with what Turkey has that the "others" do not. I'm much more concerned with what they still have in common with the other Muslim-majority countries.
Tom Lindholtz: No problem, Jason. As soon as you open the link you can look down at the bottom and see that it is almost two hours long. And it is worth the watch just for the education in Constitutional law.
The thing I find perplexing is that the Senate would not have standing before the court. ISTM, they do have an actual injury; their constitutional role and power was usurped unlawfully.
Question, would the President's un-Constitutional act be sufficient to warrant impeachment? The House gets to bring those charges. It might be impossible to get the Dem Senate to convict...or maybe not with an election coming up and 2010 in the rearview mirror. But it would certainly liven up the election season. · 11 hours ago
If i recall correctly, the impeachment of Clinton destroyed the R's image and only made Clinton more popular than ever.
I applaud Sen. Lee's brilliant testimony. He was well reasoned, moderate in tone, respectful and his constitutional arguments were spot on. Stark contrast to his detractors.
I think that the point that continued to be lost on the Democrats was that the prerogative of the Senate not to act, even if doing so negates existing law, being a fundamental power of the body. In the very same way that Congress can de-fund a lawful program (e.g. the war in Vietnam), the Congress can also chose to disable and/or mitigate the power of lawful programs that it choses not to support. This power is clear and used by both D's & R's.
As for the mock outrage of the D's w.r.t. the process of the Senate, I find it laughable after the Obamacare fiasco, they would believe that they have any credibility on the topic of process in any case.
How is this any different than the riots in UK this summer? Perhaps OWS is a bit less violent (for now) but ultimately it's all about the same thing; where's my free stuff?
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