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Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#172463 Sep 21, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
The criminal case is indeed over. However, that only establishes legal innocence of the crime he was charged with, not actual innocence of criminality, and it does not require anyone to believe that Zimmerman is actually innocent. The jury's verdict certainly does not curtail anyone's right to comment on the case. The Play Justice seems to have forgotten about the First Amendment.
<quoted text>
What do you mean? I just used my 1st Amendment right!

BTW, congrats on the ND victory.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#172465 Sep 21, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you mean? I just used my 1st Amendment right!
BTW, congrats on the ND victory.
A nutball can exercise his 1st Amendment right to claim there is no 1st Amendment. So what?
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
The criminal case is indeed over. However, that only establishes legal innocence of the crime he was charged with, not actual innocence of criminality, and it does not require anyone to believe that Zimmerman is actually innocent. The jury's verdict certainly does not curtail anyone's right to comment on the case. The Play Justice seems to have forgotten about the First Amendment.
<quoted text>
American Lady

Danville, KY

#172466 Sep 21, 2013
THEN - early AM Friday ...
American Lady wrote:
Canadian truckers to shut down
628 likes
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-truck...
Joined Facebook
10 hours ago
Truckers To Shut Down America
63,048 likes - already JUMPED again :)
https://www.facebook.com/truckerstoshutdownam...
Joined Facebook
September 15
Truckers against Truckers to Shut Down America
57 likes - STILL the same :)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Truckers-again...
Joined Facebook
September 18
GOOOOOOOooooooooo Truckers! <3
NOW :)

Canadian truckers to shut down
3,097 likes · 3,350 talking about this
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Truckers To Shut Down America
77,344 likes · 144,743 talking about this
https://www.facebook.com/truckerstoshutdownam...

R~I~S~I~N~G ...
:)

Huuummmmm ...
Can't GET

Truckers against Truckers to Shut Down America
57 likes - STILL the same :)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Truckers-again...
Joined Facebook
September 18

Comes UP ...
https://www.facebook.com/

Musta went 'private'[benefit of the doubt]
OR
Just 'shut down'...
Cuz
They couldn't get it going ...

;~)

TOMMY ROE- "BABY I LOVE YOU" [Truckers]


They'll "learn" eventually ...

Hooray for Hazel ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

like *Hazel* did ...

FATE
IT gets ya every time ...

;~)
Justice LRS

Shreveport, LA

#172468 Sep 21, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
A nutball can exercise his 1st Amendment right to claim there is no 1st Amendment. So what?
<quoted text>
I was joking Wojar.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

RationalState

#172469 Sep 21, 2013
Justice LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
I was joking Wojar.
Henny Youngman you're not.
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
A nutball can exercise his 1st Amendment right to claim there is no 1st Amendment. So what?
Dale

Wichita, KS

#172470 Sep 21, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
The criminal case is indeed over. However, that only establishes legal innocence of the crime he was charged with, not actual innocence of criminality, and it does not require anyone to believe that Zimmerman is actually innocent. The jury's verdict certainly does not curtail anyone's right to comment on the case. The Play Justice seems to have forgotten about the First Amendment.
<quoted text>
LMAO!! What jurisdiction are you going to try him in, now!
Dale

Wichita, KS

#172471 Sep 21, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
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I hear you loud and clear.
I am always flummoxed by rightwingers un-appreciation for Obama, Pelosi, and Reid for not impeaching Bush and Cheney.
Rightwingers dislike Obama for continuing over 90% of all Bush/Cheney failed policies. Only the wealthy benefits.
Rightwing healthcare, Rightwing Tax Cuts for the wealthy, Rightwing Wars, Rightwing spying on Americans, Rightwing everything in the Obama administration.
We just had 8 years of Bush/Cheney and another 8 years of Obama/Bush.
2016 looks very favorable for another Clinton vs Bush matchup.
Hillary and Jeb.
Very sad, but very true, unfortunately.
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Bush's disapproval rating worst of any president in 70 years
Apr 22, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/5bwryk
WASHINGTON — President Bush has set a record he'd presumably prefer to avoid: the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup Poll.
In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday, 28% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing; 69% disapprove. The approval rating matches the low point of his presidency, and the disapproval sets a new high for any president since Franklin Roosevelt.
The previous record of 67% was reached by Harry Truman in January 1952, when the United States was enmeshed in the Korean War.
Bush's rating has worsened amid "collapsing optimism about the economy," says Charles Franklin, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who studies presidential approval. Record gas prices and a wave of home foreclosures have fueled voter angst. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/200...
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The Constitution 101:
In the Federalist Papers it said: We were not going to have a monarchy, and we were not going to have a democracy.$$$$$$$
And to this day we have neither. For two hundred years we have had an oligarchical system in which men of property can do well (Dumbya Bush), and others are on their own.$$$$$$$
American politics is essentially a family affair, as are most oligarchies. When the father of the Constitution, James Madison, was asked how on earth any business could get done in Congress when the country contained 100 million people whose representatives would number half a thousand, Madison took the line that oligarchy's iron law always obtains: A few people invariably run the show; and keep it, if they can, in the family.$$$$$$$
Our founding fathers had such a fear and loathing of democracy that they invented the Electoral College so that the popular voice of the people could be throttled, much as the Supreme Court throttled the Floridians on December 12, 2000.$$$$$$$
We were to be neither a democracy, subject to majoritarian tyranny, nor a dictatorship, subject to Caesarean folly.$$$$$$$
As American media is controlled by that corporate America which provides us with political candidates a well-informed electorate is not possible.$$$$$$$
LMAO!!! Looks like you libs are the basis for the movie, you didn't Launch, just live off the fat of the land, we are getting very slim.
Dale

Wichita, KS

#172472 Sep 21, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Henny Youngman you're not.
<quoted text>
LMAO!!! Just who is Henny Youngman!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#172474 Sep 22, 2013
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Henny Youngman you're not.
<quoted text>
Dale wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO!!! Just who is Henny Youngman!
Henny Youngman "Geraldine" on The Ed Sullivan Show

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#172475 Sep 22, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>
I hear you loud and clear.
I am always flummoxed by rightwingers un-appreciation for Obama, Pelosi, and Reid for not impeaching Bush and Cheney.
Rightwingers dislike Obama for continuing over 90% of all Bush/Cheney failed policies. Only the wealthy benefits.
Rightwing healthcare, Rightwing Tax Cuts for the wealthy, Rightwing Wars, Rightwing spying on Americans, Rightwing everything in the Obama administration.
We just had 8 years of Bush/Cheney and another 8 years of Obama/Bush.
2016 looks very favorable for another Clinton vs Bush matchup.
Hillary and Jeb.
Very sad, but very true, unfortunately.
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Bush's disapproval rating worst of any president in 70 years
Apr 22, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/5bwryk
WASHINGTON — President Bush has set a record he'd presumably prefer to avoid: the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup Poll.
In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday, 28% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing; 69% disapprove. The approval rating matches the low point of his presidency, and the disapproval sets a new high for any president since Franklin Roosevelt.
The previous record of 67% was reached by Harry Truman in January 1952, when the United States was enmeshed in the Korean War.
Bush's rating has worsened amid "collapsing optimism about the economy," says Charles Franklin, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who studies presidential approval. Record gas prices and a wave of home foreclosures have fueled voter angst. http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/200...
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The Constitution 101:
In the Federalist Papers it said: We were not going to have a monarchy, and we were not going to have a democracy.$$$$$$$
And to this day we have neither. For two hundred years we have had an oligarchical system in which men of property can do well (Dumbya Bush), and others are on their own.$$$$$$$
American politics is essentially a family affair, as are most oligarchies. When the father of the Constitution, James Madison, was asked how on earth any business could get done in Congress when the country contained 100 million people whose representatives would number half a thousand, Madison took the line that oligarchy's iron law always obtains: A few people invariably run the show; and keep it, if they can, in the family.$$$$$$$
Our founding fathers had such a fear and loathing of democracy that they invented the Electoral College so that the popular voice of the people could be throttled, much as the Supreme Court throttled the Floridians on December 12, 2000.$$$$$$$
We were to be neither a democracy, subject to majoritarian tyranny, nor a dictatorship, subject to Caesarean folly.$$$$$$$
As American media is controlled by that corporate America which provides us with political candidates a well-informed electorate is not possible.$$$$$$$
You do know it was Conservatives and Libertarians who were upset with Bush, don't you? Libtards will stand by Obama no matter what whereas Conservatives will turn on Country Club RINOs like Bush.
Bill Clinton committed a half dozen FELONIES in the Paula Jones case but that does not bother you. Richard Nixon had no prior knowledge of the Watergate break in but he did try and cover it up and the Conservative Republicans forced him to resign.
Conservatives will clean their own house whereas Libtards are happy to sleep with pigs!
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172476 Sep 22, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
You do know it was Conservatives and Libertarians who were upset with Bush, don't you? Libtards will stand by Obama no matter what whereas Conservatives will turn on Country Club RINOs like Bush.
Bill Clinton committed a half dozen FELONIES in the Paula Jones case but that does not bother you. Richard Nixon had no prior knowledge of the Watergate break in but he did try and cover it up and the Conservative Republicans forced him to resign.
Conservatives will clean their own house whereas Libtards are happy to sleep with pigs!
So you must be appalled when John Boehner and Eric Cantor removed all the Tea Bags in Congress from leadership positions?

Even after the Tea Bags sold out to Wall Street!

Poor You!

LOL

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THE LEADERS OF THE TEA BAGS ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO DESTROYED AMERICA! Republicans Newt Gingrich & Dick Armey

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999
Bill Clinton and the Republicans did away with oversight.
President Bill Clinton signed this into law with 54 Republicans voting yes and 44 Democrats voting no./ http://tinyurl.com/5lwv6z
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_ca...

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GOP freshmen, big-bucks donors hobnob at resort
Tea Bags Sold Out To Wall Street
March 16, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/85yw3o9
In 2010, many freshmen Republicans were swept into Congress on the promise of doing things differently.
But fast-forward to 2012, and the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla.-- an exclusive seaside resort and home to 54 holes of championship golf and a private marina full of luxury yachts.
"Book your Key Largo getaway now," reads the invitation, obtained by CBS News. The hosts are veteran congressmen Spencer Bachus, of Alabama, Pete Sessions, of Texas, "and 12 of your favorite Republican freshmen!"
The 12: Sandy Adams (Fla.), Quico Canseco (Texas), Rick Crawford (Ark.), Bob Dold (Ill.), Sean Duffy (Wis.), Stephen Fincher (Tenn.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Daniel Webster (Fla.), Mike Grimm (N.Y.), Nan Hayworth (N.Y.), Jim Renacci (Ohio) and Cory Gardner (Col).
Congressmen Canseco and Gardner were seen on camera heading in to host happy hour. To get in, donors had to pay at least $10,000.
During his campaign, Gardner promised average voters would inspire his actions. One ad said, "I will always put Colorado families before the Washington special interests."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505267_162-573986...
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172477 Sep 22, 2013
Dale wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO!!! Looks like you libs are the basis for the movie, you didn't Launch, just live off the fat of the land, we are getting very slim.
Obama and Clinton were the best Republican presidents by implementing Republican policies.

Heritage Foundation Healthcare.

NAFTA.

Terminating Glass/Steagall

And Obama's tax cuts for the wealthiest just to name a few.

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How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform
It's bad enough that the banks strangled the Dodd-Frank law. Even worse is the way they did it - with a big assist from Congress and the White House.
MAY 10, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/bqethu7
Two years ago, when he signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, President Barack Obama bragged that he'd dealt a crushing blow to the extravagant financial corruption that had caused the global economic crash in 2008. "These reforms represent the strongest consumer financial protections in history," the president told an adoring crowd in downtown D.C. on July 21st, 2010. "In history."
This was supposed to be the big one. At 2,300 pages, the new law ostensibly rewrote the rules for Wall Street. It was going to put an end to predatory lending in the mortgage markets, crack down on hidden fees and penalties in credit contracts, and create a powerful new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard ordinary consumers. Big banks would be banned from gambling with taxpayer money, and a new set of rules would limit speculators from making the kind of crazy-ass bets that cause wild spikes in the price of food and energy. There would be no more AIGs, and the world would never again face a financial apocalypse when a bank like Lehman Brothers went bankrupt.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how...
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172478 Sep 22, 2013
Truth Detector wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you appreciate gay sex? I don't.
do you appreciate fraud? I don't.
Somebody told you SHEEPLE that Obama would have an asterisk next to his name...Hmm...Who was that?
A Forbes columnist is calling into question whether or not President Obama’s second term should have an asterisk next to it.
The entire pResidency should have an asterisk on it because it should have never been allowed!
I do not condone it either.

You seem to have a very short memory because look what the Republican Conservative Activist Judges did on the Supreme Court.

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No other future Supreme Court or any court is allowed to use Bush v Gore as precedent. Bush is truly an illegitimate President. http://tinyurl.com/2ps3e3
George W. Bush's January 20, 2001 inauguration was unconstitutional. This isn't because Bush lost the popular vote. Nor is it because he lost Florida and thus the electoral vote. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the Florida recount lawsuit, Bush v. Gore, violated the U.S. Constitution. It's a states' rights issue. Elections fall under state law; the highest court that may resolve a legal challenge about an election is a state supreme court. The U.S. Supreme Court--a federal body--didn't have jurisdiction in the case.
http://yalelawjournal.org/2006/11/07/flanders...

Has Bush v. Gore Become the Case That Must Not Be Named?
August 15, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/qbx2s
At a law school Supreme Court conference that I attended last fall, there was a panel on “The Rehnquist Court.” No one mentioned Bush v. Gore, the most historic case of William Rehnquist’s time as chief justice, and during the Q. and A. no one asked about it. When I asked a prominent law professor about this strange omission, he told me he had been invited to participate in another Rehnquist retrospective, and was told in advance that Bush v. Gore would not be discussed.

The ruling that stopped the Florida recount and handed the presidency to George W. Bush is disappearing down the legal world’s version of the memory hole, the slot where, in George Orwell’s “1984,” government workers disposed of politically inconvenient records. The Supreme Court has not cited it once since it was decided, and when Justice Antonin Scalia, who loves to hold forth on court precedents, was asked about it at a forum earlier this year, he snapped,“Come on, get over it.”
There is a legal argument for pushing Bush v. Gore aside. The majority opinion announced that the ruling was “limited to the present circumstances” and could not be cited as precedent. But many legal scholars insisted at the time that this assertion was itself dictum — the part of a legal opinion that is nonbinding — and illegitimate, because under the doctrine of stare decisis, courts cannot make rulings whose reasoning applies only to a single case. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/opinion/15t...

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Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#172479 Sep 22, 2013
Truth Detector wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you appreciate gay sex? I don't.
do you appreciate fraud? I don't.
Somebody told you SHEEPLE that Obama would have an asterisk next to his name...Hmm...Who was that?
A Forbes columnist is calling into question whether or not President Obama’s second term should have an asterisk next to it.
The entire pResidency should have an asterisk on it because it should have never been allowed!
Sandra Day O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore
April 27, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/c9sy69e
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor hasn't given much thought to which was the most important case she helped decide during her 25 years on the bench. But she has no doubt which was the most controversial.

It was Bush v. Gore, which ended the Florida recount and decided the 2000 presidential election.

Looking back, O'Connor said, she isn't sure the high court should have taken the case.

"It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue," O'Connor said during a talk Friday with the Tribune editorial board. "Maybe the court should have said,'We're not going to take it, goodbye.'"

The case, she said, "stirred up the public" and "gave the court a less-than-perfect reputation."

"Obviously the court did reach a decision and thought it had to reach a decision," she said. "It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn't done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...

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O'Connor Forecasts Dictatorship
Why didn't the American press chase the story?
March 13, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/47td37h
Totenberg had attended a speech at Georgetown University given the night before by retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in which O'Connor invoked the word "dictatorship" to describe the direction the country may be headed if Republicans continue to attack the judiciary.

O'Connor's voice was "dripping with sarcasm," says Totenberg. But the retired justice didn't name Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, or Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, as the leading perps, in part because she didn't need to.(See Rawstory.com 's transcription of Totenberg's NPR segment.)

Filled with fury, the bloggers wanted to know why the mainstream media—outside Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's Countdown—hadn't mentioned O'Connor's broadside. The only newspaper stories I could find on the topic today were from England's Guardian, with Julian Borger reporting and writer Jonathan Raban filing an opinion piece on it.

The bloggers were right, of course. A retired justice needn't predict the end of democracy to make news. All she has to do is burp. So, why didn't the U.S. press react more strongly to her comments?
http://www.slate.com/id/2137961/
Grand Birther

United States

#172480 Sep 22, 2013
Truth Detector wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you appreciate gay sex? I don't.
do you appreciate fraud? I don't.
Somebody told you SHEEPLE that Obama would have an asterisk next to his name...Hmm...Who was that?
A Forbes columnist is calling into question whether or not President Obama’s second term should have an asterisk next to it.
The entire pResidency should have an asterisk on it because it should have never been allowed!
Poor Kentucky Klown Kar is still labouring under his birfoon fantasies.

So sad.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#172481 Sep 22, 2013
Now Jacqueau will probably claim that "I" predicted Merkel will win when this source is the one that is predicting the win. Two years ago a local newspaper here in Jacksonville predicted that the TEA Party candidate, Mike Hogan, would win by ten points but in the end Alvin Brown, the Blue Dog Democrat won by one point yet Jacqueau continued to claim that "I" had predicted it.
Jacqueau seems to have a problem with reading conprehention.

Germany votes as Merkel eyes third term
Kate Millar 16 minutes ago

BERLIN (AFP)- Germans voted Sunday in a closely watched election that is likely to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a third term at the helm of Europe's top economy but may force her to govern with her main rivals.After shepherding Germany through Europe's lengthy financial turmoil, Merkel has emerged more popular than ever, seen as a safe pair of hands as the crisis felled leaders in France, Greece, Italy and Spain.Polls suggest that voters will re-elect the 59-year-old pastor's daughter from East Germany, whose nickname "Mutti" ("Mummy") can seem at odds with her billing as the world's most powerful woman.But the burning question is whether she will be able to keep her preferred coalition partner or be forced into an alliance with her centre-left rivals.Under clear skies and mild temperatures, Merkel, dressed in an autumnal russet blazer and her customary tailored trousers, walked to a central Berlin polling station to vote, accompanied by husband Joachim Sauer.Voters trickled through the university cafeteria to cast their ballots. "I think we have a good standard of living in Europe, and for me, this must remain stable. So, to me, voting for the extremes, on the left or the right, isn't an answer," Elisabeth Bauer, a nun, told AFP.Marissa Kutscha, 26, admitted it had been a tough choice."I was extremely uncertain voting... because not much differentiates the parties," she said.Nearly 62 million voters were called to the polls.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#172482 Sep 22, 2013
Initial television estimates were expected shortly after booths close at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT).Merkel boasts that her current centre-right coalition has been Germany's most successful since reunification in 1990, enjoying a robust economy and a low jobless rate.But her stated aim for her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to stay in power with its junior partners, the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), hinges on the smaller party's unpredictable fortunes. "The continued governing by this coalition remains uncertain," said Gero Neugebauer, a political scientist from Berlin's Free University.If the alliance fails to secure a ruling majority, Merkel could be forced back into the arms of her traditional rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom she governed in a loveless "grand coalition" during her first term.Under the watchful eye of Germany's European partners, a new eurosceptic party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), is a wild card, potentially clawing enough support to send MPs into parliament or wooing away disgruntled centre-right voters."If the protest party manages to jump into the Bundestag (lower house of parliament), that may cost the black-yellow coalition power," Spiegel Online said, referring to the colour code for Merkel's current alliance.Three pre-election opinion polls showed the AfD, which advocates ditching the single currency and an "orderly dissolution" of the 17-member eurozone, falling below the five percent hurdle needed to enter parliament.But some analysts have not ruled it out amid fresh Greek aid fears, stressing the difficulty of assessing the party's chances in the absence of an election track record and noting that supporters may not admit to backing it in surveys.Merkel hammered home Europe's importance for Germany at a last-ditch push for votes in Berlin on Saturday."The stabilisation of the euro is not just a good thing for Europe but it is also in Germany's fundamental interest," she said.Merkel's opponent, Peer Steinbrueck, 66, dressed in his signature red tie -- his party's colour -- voted with his wife in his western home city of Bonn. "Today is election day. It's in your hands. Please go vote," he tweeted earlier.His gaffe-prone campaign again stumbled in the home-stretch with a front-page photo of him making a surly middle-finger reply to a question on his limping candidacy.The former finance minister in Merkel's 2005-09 grand coalition has zeroed in on a growing low-wage sector and calls for a national minimum wage, but his SPD party still trailed the conservative bloc by 13 points in the last opinion poll.Wrapping up at the stump, he urged voters to remove "the most inactive government that has made the least progress" in over two decades and mocked the famously ideologically flexible Merkel for "going round and round".Analysts say no major U-turns in economic policy are expected if a left-right alliance emerges from the election, including on Germany's Europe policy where the opposition has backed Merkel on key decisions.Bild newspaper said Sunday that whoever wins faces major problems, beginning with the ongoing euro crisis."The winner takes it all -- all the troubles, too," it said.
http://news.yahoo.com/germany-votes-merkel-se...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#172483 Sep 22, 2013
Well the election in Germany is now over and all we are waiting for is the count. Right now it looks like Merkel will remain Chancellor but we will still have to wait a few more hours to be sure.

German Federal Election Sep 2013
Bundestag
Emnid at 15.09.2013
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#172484 Sep 22, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>
Sandra Day O'Connor questions court's decision to take Bush v. Gore
April 27, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/c9sy69e
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor hasn't given much thought to which was the most important case she helped decide during her 25 years on the bench. But she has no doubt which was the most controversial.
It was Bush v. Gore, which ended the Florida recount and decided the 2000 presidential election.
Looking back, O'Connor said, she isn't sure the high court should have taken the case.
"It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue," O'Connor said during a talk Friday with the Tribune editorial board. "Maybe the court should have said,'We're not going to take it, goodbye.'"
The case, she said, "stirred up the public" and "gave the court a less-than-perfect reputation."
"Obviously the court did reach a decision and thought it had to reach a decision," she said. "It turned out the election authorities in Florida hadn't done a real good job there and kind of messed it up. And probably the Supreme Court added to the problem at the end of the day."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...
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O'Connor Forecasts Dictatorship
Why didn't the American press chase the story?
March 13, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/47td37h
Totenberg had attended a speech at Georgetown University given the night before by retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in which O'Connor invoked the word "dictatorship" to describe the direction the country may be headed if Republicans continue to attack the judiciary.
O'Connor's voice was "dripping with sarcasm," says Totenberg. But the retired justice didn't name Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, or Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, as the leading perps, in part because she didn't need to.(See Rawstory.com 's transcription of Totenberg's NPR segment.)
Filled with fury, the bloggers wanted to know why the mainstream media—outside Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's Countdown—hadn't mentioned O'Connor's broadside. The only newspaper stories I could find on the topic today were from England's Guardian, with Julian Borger reporting and writer Jonathan Raban filing an opinion piece on it.
The bloggers were right, of course. A retired justice needn't predict the end of democracy to make news. All she has to do is burp. So, why didn't the U.S. press react more strongly to her comments?
http://www.slate.com/id/2137961/
The USSC decision would not have mattered as the State of Florida had already convened an emergency legislature and they would have nullified the whole election and then voted for the electoral college. And since the legislature was, and still is, dominated by Republicans, Bush would have won.
You need to read our Constitution as our Constitution does not tell the states how to appoint/elect the members of the electoral college!!!

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#172485 Sep 22, 2013
Do you know why the Liberals do not like the Electoral College. Well, each states gets the same number of Electoral College members as it does Senators and Congressmen which favors the smaller populated states like Alaska which tend to be ..... Republican states!!!!

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