Shenanigans continue: House Dems try ‘rule change’ to ram through Obamacare – the Constitution stands in their way…

Every day they write RE-write the book…

AceHQ has complete coverage of Louise Slaughter’s (D-NY) attempt to change Teh Roolz so that the House Dems can get around actually passing, you know, the bill into, you know, a law BEFORE they do their fixes etc etc etc…

when in doubt losing, change teh roolz. Hell that’s how Obama ‘won’ the nomination….

(…) So what they’re trying to do is pass a bill which includes 1) changes to the Senate bill and 2) some kind of clause stating that “if these changes pass, the bill we’re trying to change also passes.” And what they’re claiming then is that the Senate bill would be self-executing; it would vote for itself, or something. It would be “constructively passed” if the changes are passed.

And so they are doing this to accomplish two fundamentally irreconcilable goals:

1) Pass the Senate bill without changes so that the Senate can use reconciliation.

2) Pass the Senate bill with changes so that the Senate bill can’t pass without those changes.

But if a bill is changed, it gets voted on again by the Senate. You cannot change this by “rule” — this is a Constitution-level thing. Obviously, all legislation must be voted for by House and Senate; the Constitution says so. You cannot claim that a bill “automatically passes” by voting on some other matter. You cannot claim that you’re passing a changed bill for one purpose but an unchanged bill for another purpose. Either it’s changed or it’s not; either it requires a new vote by the Senate or it doesn’t….

Of course the Constitution is protecting us from their power grab… AGAIN….Have you thanked your Founding Fathers (and Mothers) today? God Bless you Founding Fathers!!! RedState:

…Apparently, some Democrats can’t seem to tell the difference between a rule of debate and just declaring by rule that the House has passed a bill that they have not, when the Constitution itself expressly states that “in all [] Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays[.]” What Slaughter and Pelosi here are attempting here is a blatant violation of the principles of bicameralism and presentment.

And unlike other Unconstitutional things Congress does, there’s caselaw here suggesting pretty clearly that when Congress attempts to pass a law in the absence of proper bicameralism and presentment, a person negatively affected by Congress’s action (e.g., a person required to pay a fine for not having health insurance) has standing to challenge the law’s validity in the Courts. This farce is illegal and unconstitutional on its face, and someone has to be advising the Democrats in the House of this fact….

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March 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. 1 comment.

Twilight: Eclipse 10-second trailer

full trailer releases manyana…

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Sara Stewart parses the clip for us:

01: Bella and Edward embrace in a field. Is this the same field where they once lay on the ground and held hands as a chaste metaphor for sex? Forks, Washington is a small place, so we’re going to assume yes.

.03: Edward tells Bella to consider “the consequences of the choice you’re making.” That choice being, as “Twilight” readers know, to become a creature of the night like him. Which he’s going to fight her on, big time.

.04: Obligatory shot of the woodsy Pacific northwest — looking considerably brighter than when Catherine Hardwick shot it for the original, depressive “Twilight.”

.05: Jacob, shirtless. Chris Weitz, who also directed the ridiculously successful “New Moon,” knows not to mess with a good thing. Plus, Taylor Lautner worked really hard for those abs — let him have his moment.

.08: Jacob tells Bella he’ll fight for her “until your heart stops beating.” It’s been pointed out that this sounds kind of like a veiled threat. But no: he’s referring to her vampiric aspirations — meaning, once she becomes one, her heart won’t be beating anymore.

.10: Bella leans in, looking an awful lot like she’s going to kiss — Jacob? OMG!

 
 
 

March 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Obama comes out swinging on health care reform and his approval *surges*… back to the bottom…

…But keep pushing that health care bill SOOPERGENIUSES…word is next they plan to roll out amnesty aka immigration reform during record unemployment..boy these guys really know how to read the electorate eh? BWAAAAHAAA…

Rasmussen:

… 22% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. That matches the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President (see trends).

Forty-two percent (42%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 72% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major political party, 17% Strongly Approve and 45% Strongly Disapprove.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe that passage of the proposed health care legislation will hurt the economy. Just 25% believe it will help…

March 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Immigration, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

Corey Haim passes away at 38

God Bless. Hollywood destroys kids. I watched the Two Coreys and Haim clearly had serious damage from his career as a kid in tinseltown (including physical abuse). The studios have been destroying young actors since Judy Garland who they pumped full of pills to keep her acting and singing 24/7. Not much has changed. God Bless him.

HorrorHound Weekend, March 28, 2009: The after-party was over and the mini-bar was closed, but that didn’t stop Corey Haim. The Haimster and G Tom Mac (the guy who originally performed the theme to Lost Boys) rolled an amp, a guitar and some drums into the lobby of the Indianapolis Marriot and commenced a spontaneous jam session that went on for more than an hour.

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March 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Film, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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