Hello Goodbye


It would seem that at least someone in the House has a little sense. “House Democratic leaders Monday dropped President Obama’s request for $81 million to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp” With no plan to put them anywhere it sure didn’t make sense to try and figure out how much it would cost.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, previously dismissed the Republicans’ objections as another example of partisan obstructionism by the minority.  Dang those GOP guys for wanting to know little things like where are they going, what are we going to do with them, and wanting to know before we actually allocate the money for it.

“It would be highly irresponsible for Republicans to attempt to hold up funding as part of their just-say-no strategy,” Reid spokesman Jim Manley said.  Just say no to what?  Not having a clue to what and where the money is going before having facts?  I guess that is how we manage to waste $750B and then cry about how it was used.  Sign first respond later.  By The Way fool, all they can do is say no, you have the majority.

“Lawmakers in both parties oppose bringing the prisoners to their states”.  Now who would have thought that NIMBY would apply to any in Congress, except Kennedy of course, who wants wind power as long as it doesn’t block his view of the water.  Too bad they don’t look at things like taxes that way.  We’d never see another tax increase.  Just like if the members of Congress had to lead our Army into battle, guess how many battles we’d fight?

Judge For Yourself:

I’ve been reading a couple of alarming, but not unexpected comments on the replacement of Justice Souter.  One I read talks about considering a Law Professor on the Court, mostly because they are accustom tot he administration aspects of the job.  Well, yea, and I can type, read also, but I don’t think I should be on the USSC.  Why? well I might have a pretty good, no, better than average understanding of the Constitution, I have only law enforcement experience.

You know the old saying, those who can do, those who can’t teach.  Although to be honest, if the USSC worked the way it was supposed to run, the only thing that they would be ruling on is, Does this meet Constitutional Muster?  Is it or is it not Constitutional?  The Court stopped doing that under FDR.

The other somewhat alarming trend is towards someone who has no legal background at all.  This must be what the President is talking about when he talks about the USSC having a Judge with empathy.  Well, empathy isn’t really what the Court is about.  While some have said in fact the Court should look beyond the Constitution, nothing could be further from the truth.  The Courts job is to determine if a law falls within the Constitution construct.

This would, however fit well into the Presidents guidelines for his “people”.  He had no experience to hold the job, his Secretary of State had no experience to hold her job.  The Treasury is run by a tax evader and the list goes on.  Fill more positions with less experience.


“Rebellion to Tyranny is Obedience to God”


6 Responses to “Hello Goodbye”

  1. Salvatore Says:

    Good Morning Chas,
    Like chas said to Sterling,
    not much change with just this one,
    but if he gets a second term we are in serious trouble.
    I’m not sure how much it matters any more Sal. The USSC stopped doing their job decades ago.


  2. Gini Says:

    Well Chas, you must know that the citizen of today is a touchy feely type, hum? LOTS of Oprah in the afternoon..hum? Except, of course, if the “touchy feely” applies to “them” of course, i.e. Where to put the prisoners, the “wind mills”, the STRIP MALL! Excellent piece, yet again, and by the way!!! YOU would make an excellent Supreme Court Judge. After all, anyone can memorize the info, but it takes a person of character, to apply it correctly…yes, I think so. Could that be what is missing in our government today? ah! Stated so nicely in the last paragraph, Chas. Great piece! Gini
    Again thank you Gini. But what is scary is how little I know as opposed to how much I do not know. Worse than that is how little they know but pretend to know. I believe that knowledge begins with the question “WHY“? I never hear why from Congress or the President.


  3. capmotion Says:

    There’s no guarantee that being a law professor will properly inform the debate: Obama was a con law professor at U of Chicago, one of the best law school anywhere, and he practices dangerously contra-constitutional policies. Indeed, having “empathy” as one of his litmus criteria for the new justice is setting off alarm bells all over.

    And, uh, chas, please! Your understanding of the Constitution is far better than “average,” and your understanding of what this Republic is supposed to be about, in contrast to what it has and is becoming, is superb.
    Thank you cap. “Empathy” just means, to me, forget rule of law, principles of law and established legal case rulings. More of the feel good society, more of the easy way to expand Federal power.


  4. Sterling Says:

    I agreed with many pundits who, before the election, said that the biggest danger to the fabric of our nation would not be electing Obrainless, but who he may appoint to the Court. That is damage that may not be undone, and may be the death of our republic. And sadly, it’s starting now.
    Not much changes with just one, but more could follow. Our best bet is to ensure he doesn’t see a second term.


  5. Frank C Says:

    Another great piece. It makes too much sense for our NIMBY congressional establishment to understand. They want everything in the other guy’s back yard. Remember the saying one man’s pork is another’s bacon…lets change that to One Man solution is another’s joke. One of these days they will come back to earth and hear the real people of this country.
    I doubt that Frank, but Jefferson was also full of optimism.


  6. βɛʈʈɥ Says:

    I am not for relocating the GITMO prisoners but if they are brought to U.S. soil, take them to Thomson Correctional Facility in Illinois, the brand new, unused adult male maximum-security unit ~ Illinois works!
    The second they hit US soil, the ACLU will be filing suit to have them released for being held too long. Bank on it.


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