• Thanks for the link

    I didn't know about votesmart.

    I checked him out on maplight.org http://maplight.org/us-congress/legislator/203-john-abney-cu...

    and sure enough, he's a typical sycophant career politician, meaning, he votes for the monied.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • sorry to report, AP just announced another Obama victory -

    Boehner's Omnibus just passed, 219-206.

    The bill must now be approved by the Democratic-run Senate. And the 'catch-me-if-you-can' prez must sign it before midnight.

    That's over 2 hours from now. No problem.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • ha! It's true tho-

    the 17 attorneys general knew according to Abbott and Judicial Watch attorney, Fitton, and probably many more.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • signed EO or not, the 'catch-me-if-u-can prez' should be facing

    a multitude of criminal charges (won't hold my breath) and Jeh Johnson (DHS)for following his boss's memorandum.

    This is a follow-up interview to "Head Fake" with Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.

    “Jeh Johnson did the bidding of his boss, engaging in a political act, not a legal act, that involves misappropriating public funds..."

    "...potential criminal violations of law in the federal government taking money for one purpose and spending it for another”

    "...the White House’s effort to suggest Obama had signed an executive order to implement his immigration plan had all the earmarks of a cover-up of a criminal conspiracy."

    “The federal government cannot spend money to violate immigration laws,” Fitton said, pointing to the Anti-deficiency Act, which prohibits government from creating an obligation to pay money before funds have been authorized."

    Fitton said Johnson “ought to be worried about going to jail for spending money he does not have the right to spend, including hiring employees to do things there’s no authorization for them to do, including issuing work permits to illegal immigrants.”

    There's more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/watchdog-executive-order-ploy-cri...

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Nicely arranged

    .

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo

    'society and religion have taught us all along that it's wrong (while those in high places constantly prove that the principal is true)...'

    Whew! Glad we got that excuse outta tha way...

    Another scientifically proven fact is that men 'think' no means yes...

    What are we trying to prove here...the birds and the bees? Again?
    Kinda thought that was a foregone conclusion...

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • But please,

    get clipped first so the rest of us don't have to pay for your 'indulgences'!

    Is that too much to ask?

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • pitiful for sure

    Most of us (not all, thank goodness) are not made of the same fabric as our founders...no matter how much we quote them verbatim. As a too-proud-nation, before the fall, we are more like their spoiled brats, living off their glory. What could possibly go wrong with that? Plus, little did anyone know, the founding of the Americas seeded the idea of NWO.

    Benjamin Franklin's prognoses "We gave you a Constitutional Republic. Now let's see if you can keep it", has haunted me from day one. He knew something, intuitively or otherwise, about human nature. I just wish he'd gone on and said it.

    But pretending we didn't keep it all these years is just postponing the inevitable - having to admit - we are, actually, pitiful: We say what we mean, and mean what we say...but we DO little. Mea culpa.

    Alas, I hate it when we allow ourselves to be compared to other countries. We don't need them to know where we went wrong... just look in the mirror...afterall, it was OUR founders who tagged @unalienable rights!

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Blunt and honest - that's the ticket

    I'm thinking that since the financial coup d'etat in Dec. 1913, then the governmental coup d'etat in Nov. 1963, by the CIA Nazi cabal who J. Edgar Hoover unsuccessfully tried to prosecute earlier for WWII war crimes...

    and without a trace of effort to acknowledge these realities, much less reverse the damage...it's about time we acknowledge we are not, nor have we been 'a shining city on a hill' bullshit - for 101 yrs.
    And all the pretending in the world won't make it so.

    US President is "the most powerful man in the world"...so laughable. But the ones pulling his strings, now that's real power, and not at all funny.

    Great post!

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • This exercise is so juvenile, Buck50...

    (would that be 50 cents? Surely not 50 years.)

    Sam Anderson - your new found guru - is in denial about free will and determinism - at least the kind between our ears. He also seems to be confused about 'conditioning' verses 'teaching' right-from-wrong.... morals and the like...consequences/responsibilities.

    The Huffpo article by Anderson you linked us to... was similarly juvenile, (surprise, surprise, thank you very much Huffpo.) Anderson surveyed a whopping 120 juvenile boys...undergraduate males?!!!? That made me laugh by itself.

    When this horny sociologist - Anderson - decides to survey 120K 50 yr.old men and women, well, that might be something worth discussing...

    and how ironic that when I clicked on your Huffpo link, a popup encouraged me to sign up for Huffpo's daily news on DIVORCE...

    If you are really serious about reconciling your personal conflicts with society's "unwritten rules", then, like you, I will suggest another 'guru'...Aristotle. Specifically, "Nicomachean Ethics". Named after his son. Crafted for his son. Written long before the birth of Christ. Possibly more relevant today than then...or just check out the 'cliff notes'- aka - Wikipedia: "Aristotle describes his ethical work as being different from his other kinds of study, because it is not just for the sake of contemplating what things are, but rather to actually become good ourselves. It is therefore practical rather than theoretical".

    Mind you, it was only because of your self-described 'rant' that I even thought of Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics", after all these years. He obviously wrote this for his son's benefit.

    Audio: http://free-audio-books.info/philosophy/the-nicomachean-ethics/

    But come on, "Men need to CHEAT!!?" The very word itself - CHEAT - male or female, implies Liar - and goes to the very heart and soul of CHARACTER, which either = Trustworthiness, or, Not.

    Not a wit about CHARACTER in Anderson's interview. 'Just DO as u feel'! Hell, my 22 yr. old kitty relates to that...and she's spade! lol

    Cheaters, my friend, want their cake...and have it, too. Many call them - hypocrites - euphemistically.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Thank you so much

    for this reddit link. Thru technology, we can actually talk to these incredible do-or die guys. Much to my surprise, they seem to want to operate there like they would here. Thing is, I for one, would prefer them here than there because they are the only ones who swear an oath and live by it, judging from their submissions.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • "So it will never happen again"....epitaph

    when I hear that, I know they think we're bent over. Or at best, suckers!!

    "they are gonna "fix" things - liars!"

    Indeed. So it never happens again...the "fix" is in.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Still listening-

    but I'm also still trying to wrap my head around this unique preacher and his message, like those outspoken preachers who initially invoked and supported the first revolution...true heroes...relevant, but, rare today.

    Thanks! Uplifting!

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Biblical

    Have to admit, I like his fire

    On this matter...

    Thanks for the post!

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • When it comes to congressional

    dog and pony shows - pots calling their kettle partners in crime - black...every once in a blue moon, one running for reelection comes out with something useful like this


    http://youtu.be/f4yBex1S7E4
    Of course it's possible. But John doesn't really care that the ordinary people are risking ID theft, 'cause he's immune from Obamacare. He would not have asked this question in a non-election year.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • The P. Roberts of congress

    can STFU as far as I concerned until he and his office aids sign up for Obamacare. Who does he think he's kidding with all this bluster?

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Obama.

    Presidents appoint the heads of agencies. All Congress can do is lean on her and Obama at this point.

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • hilarious! and the crowd loved it-

    It's a work in progress. Can't wait for the finished product.

    Hard to believe it really matters to some if this comedic duo is CW, pop, or opera singers, the point is they made fun of Obamacare on national TV and the crowd cracked up.

    Obama will now figure out a way to punish ABC and the CMA

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • We have the right to opt out! No 'should' about it!

    Granted...It's an individual's choice...but...

    We each should choose. That is our right.

    As individuals- to null & void bad laws, to opt out of federal mandates:(corporatism)...

    If you use that civil disobed right, the consequences are guaranteed...and will be quite painful.

    (But remember... Fed. Income tax is "voluntary"! "Right, Mate?")

    Well, so is Obamacare...

    (...oh, yeah... they will make it hurt if you opt out...)

    But if we all civilly agree to F++k All...
    What choice... do they have?

    (Crimey...i can't hardly believe we've paid fed.inc.txes for 100 yrs.. without at least one stab at the heart... --civil disobedience...

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

  • Sure! But first -

    What does "Wuf" mean? I always prefer some semblance of an even playing field when cheating...

    "If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina