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15201  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Barack Obama, Democratic Party endorsed by Communist Party USA on: July 01, 2011, 01:39:33 pm
I'm shocked and appalled. There is still a Communist Party in the US?

^^^
15202  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Case Against DSK Reportedly Near Collapse on: July 01, 2011, 11:54:28 am
The case was always going to be problematic as the witness would almost certainly need to be without stain for it to be won and it definitely looks like it has too many problems now to be winnable.  I just hope the resolution of this case doesn't undo the benefits of getting the French to reexamine certain negative aspects of their culture.
15203  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What Size of Bed Do You Sleep On? on: July 01, 2011, 09:19:27 am
XL Twin.  (The width of a twin/single combined with the length of a queen.)  I could sleep on a full (i.e. double) if I needed to but I'd be diagonal on it.
15204  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather watch Transformers 3 or read feeblepizza's posting history? on: July 01, 2011, 08:56:42 am
Decepticons rule, Autobots drool!

I haven't seen TF1 or TF2, nor do I plan on seeing TF3.

The only Transformers movie I ever bothered to see in the theatres was the one that introduced Rodimus Prime.
15205  General Politics / Economics / Re: The results of Obamanomics on: July 01, 2011, 08:33:08 am
ROTFLMAO!

You really need to learn something about the volatility in commodity prices.

Which is exactly why I laugh  when you selectively post isolated bits of economic data.  If you posted all of them, I wouldn't laugh, but I don't recall you ever posting any of the positive ones, just the negative ones.

In any case, the recent corn price drop has nothing to with Obamanomics, either good or bad.  Rather it is good old fashioned classical economics.  Higher prices led to more suppliers seeking those prices, leading to more supply, leading to lower prices.
15206  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas to become the first abortion-free state - NOT! on: July 01, 2011, 08:19:40 am
Time to put away the the celebratory champagne or weeping whiskey! Seems one of the three existing Kansas clinics managed to get a license after all
(link -AP via The State)
15207  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Geithner: 14th says govt cant default; Redstate: Time to impeach Obama on: June 30, 2011, 08:33:43 pm
The Democrats and Obama shouldn't risk it, why make things even more messy than it already is.

Well if the choice is defaulting or rubbing 1/2 of 1/3 of the government the wrong way... you know what my vote is Cheesy

No I don't know.  Why should I know the views of a supposedly brand new poster, even if you have racked up 41 posts on your first day?
15208  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which happens first? on: June 30, 2011, 08:28:04 pm
Well the thing that makes the most sense for the country and society in general is marijuana legalization, so obviously in true American form the public will choose something totally irrelevant like gay marriage.

You think there is a greater right to get legally high than the rights of people to have their relationship recognised by the state?

Is there any inherent need for any relationships to be recognized by the state?  If one's goal is anarchy (and I realize that neither of you appear to have that goal nor do I) then legalization of marijuana would be a positive step while having homosexual realationships be recognized by the state is but a case of homosexuals joining us heterosexuals in state bondage.
15209  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mark Halperin calls Obama a "dick" on live TV....... on: June 30, 2011, 05:19:42 pm
He shouldn't be fired for insulting the President but for being dumb enough to forget rule #1 of being in front of a TV camera - the camera and microphone are always on, even when you think they aren't.

But in this instance he knew he was on air so that "rule" doesn't even apply.

But he thought that he'd be bleeped and spoke based on that assumption.  Being dumb enough to depend on the bleep is good reason not to put him back on live TV.
15210  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Sanford's third term on: June 30, 2011, 05:17:26 pm
No, I don't think she's aiming specifically for the Veep slot, tho she'd probably accept if offered.  Rather I think she is showing herself to be the type of politician who doesn't have a firm grasp on how to govern, so she stays in permanent campaign mode.
15211  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Geithner: 14th says govt cant default; Redstate: Time to impeach Obama on: June 30, 2011, 05:14:12 pm
If Obama were to try and incur debt above the debt ceiling, he should be impeached.  Any such debt would not be authorized by law, which is what the 14th Amendment refers to.

However, if the 14th is interpreted as a supremacy of the public debt clause, then it appears Obama would be obligated to impound funds from other appropriations to pay the interest and principle of the public debt, and in the absence of any guidance from Congress as what gets impounded first, he'd get to choose what gets cut.
15212  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Herman Cain's Muslim Loyalty Oaths on: June 30, 2011, 05:00:58 pm
If anyone ought to swear loyalty oaths it should be dual nationals and those who are of an ethnic group who can claim a foreign citizenship any time they want.  Of course, that would never fly politically, but at least with those people you can point to a specific reason to be uncertain that they would place their American citizenship ahead of other citizenships.
15213  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Sanford's third term on: June 30, 2011, 04:56:24 pm
Ernest, isn't South Carolina's Governorship one of the weakest in the nation?

Yes, and that's after several reforms the past couple of decades the past few decades.  I truly think that if it were not that every other state follows the U.S. Constitution's example of divided powers, South Carolina would have ended up with parliamentary government.
15214  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mark Halperin calls Obama a "dick" on live TV....... on: June 30, 2011, 04:52:19 pm
The only reason to come down hard on Halperin is that this wasn't just an instantaneous blurt, he clearly took his time to consider whether to say it.  He shouldn't be fired for insulting the President but for being dumb enough to forget rule #1 of being in front of a TV camera - the camera and microphone are always on, even when you think they aren't.
15215  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: US House Redistricting: South Carolina on: June 30, 2011, 10:39:24 am
General Assembly has set July 26th as the date they'll come back for a special session and try to finish up redistricting.
15216  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Gov. Sanford's third term on: June 30, 2011, 10:34:16 am
I had hopes for Nikki Haley.  She seemed like a bright young face, and while I expected she'd make mistakes, at least they wouldn't be the ones Mark Sanford made.  The most egregious mistake Sanford kept making year after year was needlessly antagonizing the General Assembly over the budget.  Not that I expect or want a governor to be a doormat to the General Assembly on the budget, but he seemed to go out of his way to antagonize them with his handling of budget vetoes so as to ensure he'd be overridden. As you can see below, Haley hasn't learned that.


The State - June 30, 2011
Lawmakers quickly override most of Haley’s vetoes
They uphold only $507,000 of governor’s $213 million in proposed cuts


Quote from: John O'Connor
Lawmakers accused Gov. Nikki Haley of breaking a budget deal on funding for public broadcasting Wednesday and then sprinted to override almost all of the governor’s vetoes of $213 million in state spending.

...

The tone was set when House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham – like Haley, a Lexington Republican – criticized the governor for vetoing $5.9 million of ETV’s $9.6 million budget. Bingham said Haley staffers had told lawmakers that the governor would support the House version of the budget, which finances ETV indirectly by requiring state agencies to pay ETV for its services. Instead, Haley argued in her vetoes that ETV should be privatized.

...

State senators also were unhappy with Haley’s ETV veto. “No good deed goes unpunished,” said Sen. Wes Hayes, R-York. “We were trying to protect ETV and were misled.”
15217  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: The Great Primary Calendar re-shuffle Megathread on: June 30, 2011, 10:11:40 am
SC: The state parties set their own primary dates, and I believe they can wait as long as they want before announcing the date.
They have to set the date 90 days before the primary is held, so I can say for certain that the SC primary will not be held any earlier than September 28 of this year. Wink

Quote from: Section 7-11-20(B)(3)
The political party shall give written notice to the State Election Commission of the date set for the party's presidential preference primary no later than ninety days before the date of the primary.

Note this only applies to a State funded primary.  If the GOP raises funds to hold a primary without State assistance, it can hold it whenever it wants to.  Not they will likely do so now that Haley's line-item veto of the appropriation has been overridden.
15218  General Politics / Economics / Re: Oil to be released from Reserves on: June 30, 2011, 08:56:13 am
Spot oil prices are already back to where they were before this release, proving that this was a 60 million barrel PR stunt for desperate politicians around the world.  A release shortly after the Libyan Civil War started might have made some sense. But this was political pandering of the worst type since it won't even have any effects politically.
15219  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: US House Redistricting: South Carolina on: June 29, 2011, 08:03:43 pm
The way population trends are going right now, a plan with two minority-barely majority districts could end up being a 7-0 GOP plan by the end of the decade.  Why do you think Clyburn hasn't been pushing for minority majority districts?
15220  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: US House Redistricting: South Carolina on: June 29, 2011, 07:42:03 pm
It's so hard to imagine these goings on in SC. It is inconceivable to think that a split among Dems in IL would result in a rogue group banding with the GOP to pass an alternate plan.

Then again, maybe I should be prepared to submit my credentials to the federal court in SC. Wink

I can believe it.  A couple decades we had a similar squabble over reapportioning the General Assembly. The then minority Republicans and Black Democrats worked together to pass a plans that created more GOP districts and more Black majority districts. It worked, but with a couple of white Democrats who switched parties, the Republicans took control of the Assembly and have never relinquished it since. Ooops!

I don't think any three-judge panel plan is likely to create two safe Democratic seats, maybe one safe Dem and one lean Dem seat, but as I posted earlier, for most Republicans, this is about which Republican will be elected from the 7th district, especially since the area the 7th covers will determine who can run and what type of Republican will be likely to win. I haven't checked, but I'm willing to bet that some Republican State Senator from Beaufort County is hoping to run for Congress in 2012.
15221  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Have debt ceiling negotiations failed? on: June 29, 2011, 07:23:39 pm
Deadlines have a way of focusing things.  I will be surprised if any deal will be struck before July 25 at the earliest.
15222  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: US House Redistricting: South Carolina on: June 29, 2011, 05:46:45 pm
Senate passes surprise plan
Beaufort would anchor new congressional district

The State

Quote from: Gina Smith
The odds increased Tuesday that the federal government will draw South Carolina’s congressional districts, including the state’s new 7th District.

A coalition of rebel Republicans and minority party Democrats in the state Senate approved a surprise redistricting plan Tuesday that creates a new 7th District that is centered in Beaufort County, running from Williamsburg to Jasper counties. Under the plan, Charleston and Horry counties would remain in the 1st District.

The S.C. House has approved a plan to put the new 7th District in the northeastern corner of the state, including Horry and the Pee Dee region. Leaders of the GOP-controlled Senate had hoped to approve the same plan.

15223  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: The future of moderation on this forum on: June 29, 2011, 05:30:46 pm
My view on forum moderation: simply put, less is more.

You're such a laissez-fairist Tongue

His sig should be "Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."


With a name like Eraserhead, you'd think he'd be in favor of deleting posts.
15224  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / This court is now is session on: June 29, 2011, 01:31:31 pm
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Constitution and Law Board of the Atlas Forum, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Board now has an active moderator. Dave save the Atlas Forum and this Honorable Board!

This board exists primarily for the discussion of what constitutions and laws are, and how they are interpreted. Discussion about how the law should be interpreted is welcome here, but discussion of what the law should be as opposed to what the law is generally belongs on another board.  Likely boards for topics that involve what the law should be include:
Note that meta-discussions about what should be covered in a constitution and what should be left to general law is certainly on topic for this board.

While this board is likely to see discussion mainly of the U.S. Constitution and U.S. laws, those of other countries are welcome here. Posters are requested to keep the discussion civil as failure to do so may result in penalties criminal.
15225  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CNN "Breaking" (ha) News: Federal Appeals Court rules in favor of Obamacare. on: June 29, 2011, 12:51:46 pm
Unless they offer something new for the Supremes (i.e. Kennedy) to digest when they finally take up the issue, it doesn't really matter much what the lower courts rule.  No reason for anyone to cheer or boo this result (tho maybe the judges if they acted contrary to expectations).
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