Immigration reform is needed, but it would be foolhardy to suggest that the DREAM act satisfies the requirement. It would seem that we have entered a new era of protectionism. Perhaps we should revive the quota system while we are at it. Though exact numbers will not be regulated, immigrants allowed to attain formal citizenship will be sharply curtailed. Each subsequent revision of the original bill adds hurdles to what will be a lengthy, tedious process of measured steps to follow. The act makes it plain that the process towards citizenship will unnecessarily protracted. The only immigrants allowed the formal right to be called Americans will be high achievers. Granted, good old fashioned Americans can be lazy, unproductive, and not of high moral character, but not illegal and deportable aliens, as the wording of the bill itself reads.
I mean, that’s really the only question worth asking anymore.
I get the emails every day, they are asking to see me, for my signature, my money, my attention.
I figure the only way I would waste an hour of my life on them is if there was gonna be a really good orgasm involved. Why else would I waste my time with any of them anymore? God knows, I’m not speaking to them.
They have abandoned me on every principle, every promise, and now their leader is flat out raging at me in public. Trust me, it won’t be make up sex. I’ll get mine and be gone without a backward glance.
But I am good enough to change their political persuasion. Maybe I can remind them that “suck” should only refer to a thing of beauty, not the economy. Or that getting boned doesn’t mean at the unemployment office. Or that the only decent “control” is good muscle control. Or that talking dirty shouldn’t mean our water and air. Or that true power is more in giving than receiving.
So, inbox full of pleas from limp-dicked faux-leftists, the only way you will get a minute of my time anymore is if there will be actual sex involved.
Because you have been fucking me so long, I figure its time I got at least something out of it…
So from now on, every email campaign I get? I will reply, “Will there be sex involved?”
Facebook, Twitter and smart phones cause mistrials, appeals and overturned verdicts
ATLANTA – The explosion of blogging, tweeting and other online diversions has reached into U.S. jury boxes, raising serious questions about juror impartiality and the ability of judges to control courtrooms.
A Reuters Legal analysis found that jurors’ forays on the Internet have resulted in dozens of mistrials, appeals and overturned verdicts in the last two years.
For decades, courts have instructed jurors not to seek information about cases outside of evidence introduced at trial, and jurors are routinely warned not to communicate about a case with anyone before a verdict is reached. But jurors these days can, with a few clicks, look up definitions of legal terms on Wikipedia, view crime scenes via Google Earth, or update their blogs and Facebook pages with snide remarks about the proceedings.
So here it is, almost halfway through this President’s first term, and it’s starting to become abundantly clear that there is no way Obama is going to pursue the same agenda that he ran on in 2008.
In fact, as the President announces a deal that even he agrees the majority of the American people do not support, and he prepares the Nation for the news that we’re going to have to borrow money for the very tax cuts he said we couldn’t afford a few weeks ago, it’s starting to look like Obama isn’t even going to pursue the same agenda he campaigned for in October.
Now it is true that a lot of the problem here is the President’s-but it’s also fair to say that we Progressives have failed to force the President, and certain reluctant Members of Congress, to govern in a way that promotes that agenda.
That’s a real problem, and it needs a real solution; before we get done today I’ll offer a suggestion that could be not only highly effective, and a lot of fun besides, but a great chance to release your artistic muse as well.
JULIAN Assange has received a glimmer of hope in his battle against sexual abuse allegations.
A British judge says the WikiLeaks founder may be released from jail next week unless Swedish prosecutors produce evidence in London to back up their allegations.
Senior district judge Howard Riddle said Swedish authorities would need to show some convincing evidence if they wanted to oppose bail for the 39-year-old Australian when he appears in court next Tuesday to oppose extradition to Sweden.
Mr Assange was yesterday refused bail and sent to Wandsworth prison when he appeared before Judge Riddle to answer a Swedish extradition application.
The internet activist’s lawyers say if he stays in jail, it will be much harder for them to organise his defence against the Swedish sex charges and to stave off what they believe is a US government plan to charge him with espionage-related crimes over the publication of thousands of secret American cables.
Gemma Lindfield, the lawyer representing Swedish authorities at the initial extradition hearing in the City of Westminster Magistrates Court, said she believed the strength of the evidence over the sex charges was not relevant to the process of extraditing him under a European Arrest Warrant.
Judge Riddle disagreed, saying the four charges, including rape, were “extremely serious allegations (and) if they are false, he suffers a great injustice if he is remanded in custody”.
The judge said he would “suggest” to Ms Lindfield that “if she is going to oppose bail in future”, she would need to be armed with some substantial material to back up the allegations.
Mr Assange’s lawyers, including Australian human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC, are worried that if, as seems likely, he is handed over to Swedish custody, the US government would then mount its own extradition case to try to prosecute him over the release of the cables on his website rather than his personal life.
UPDATE #2 — REMINDER: The Senate will reconvene on Monday, December 13, 2010, 3:00 p.m. EST, on C-SPAN, and a rollcall will be commenced.
Sen. Sanders is on right now: December 10, 2010 — 12:11 p.m. CST and is filibustering the President’s Bush Tax Cuts, etc. bill in the Senate watch him RIGHT NOW: Sen. Sanders
This is a “MESSAGE!”
Last night, I listened in on a “tele-conference call” wherein Bernie Sanders spoke his mind about the latest Obama “Bush tax cut extensions,” as well as so-called benefits for the rest of us “humbled” Americans. Excellent questions were asked!
Senator Sanders, stated vehemently, that HE is totally opposed to the Obama, “New Taxation Bill,” in every respect, and that HE will seek every means possible to oppose the proposed bill by Obama!
I admit that I truly love the absolute saneness of Bernie Sanders in a world gone mad!
I urge you to watch a “warrior” amongst “sheeples.”
B E –
President Obama is right about one thing — Republicans in Congress are holding the middle class hostage.
We have a $13.8 trillion national debt, a collapsing middle class and the most unequal distribution of wealth of any major country. With all this in mind, Republicans in Congress say they will block tax cuts to the middle class and block unemployment benefits to more than two million families unless the President gives huge tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires.
Their behavior is morally bankrupt. It is reprehensible.
But instead of challenging the Republicans for their absurd demands and their outrageous tactics, the President gave them virtually everything they wanted.
I cannot and will not support this deal. I will do everything I can to uphold the promise made to the American people to end the Bush tax cuts for the rich.
Join me and my friends at Democracy for America today and sign our pledge calling on Congress to reject this deal.
One of the most under-reported parts of this deal is a cut to the Social Security payroll tax. In just one year, over $120 billion of revenue will be cut from Social Security under the President’s compromise plan, weakening the program and virtually guaranteeing benefit cuts in the future.
Make no mistake about it. Social Security has not added one dime to the national debt and this cut will only embolden Republican attempts to privatize the program and increase the age of retirement. Social Security is a vital safety net for all Americans and a cornerstone of our commitment to protect the middle class.
We are not alone in standing against this compromise. Republicans are holding the middle class hostage and the American people know it. I come from a small state and yesterday my office received more than 1,000 calls on this issue, with over 90% of them in opposition to this deal.
Last night, thousands of DFA members joined me on DFA Live where we had a lively discussion on this issue. One thing was clear to me during that call — DFA members nationwide want Democrats to stop this deal and fight for the middle class, working people, senior citizens and the unemployed while making sure that millionaires and billionaires are not given massive tax breaks.
Make sure Congress gets the message — Join the fight now and sign the petition opposing this so-called “compromise.”
The thing that Sen. Sanders stressed OVER and OVER again last night was that Americans MUST act, call their representatives, e-mail, write LTE’s — do everything possible that we can do! HE SERIOUSLY SAID ALL OF THAT!