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Weekly standard: Fake Law- How Trump-hatred warps the judiciary.

“Something ugly is happening to the First Amendment. It is being contorted to enable judges to protest Donald Trump’s presidency. The perennial impulse of judges to manipulate the law to achieve morally and politically desirable ends has only been exacerbated by the felt necessity to “resist” Trump. The result: Legal tests concerning the freedoms of speech and religion that in some cases were already highly dubious are being further deformed and twisted.

Welcome to the rise of fake law. Just as fake news spreads ideologically motivated misinformation with a newsy veneer, fake law brings us judicial posturing, virtue signaling, and opinionating masquerading as jurisprudence. And just as fake news augurs the end of authoritative reporting, fake law portends the diminution of law’s legitimacy and the warping of judges’ self-understanding of their constitutional role”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/fake-law/article/2007934

What’s this?

It  seems that the mainstream of America is finally getting it

They given up their worship of all things law and order no matter how totalitarian

They seem to have lost the idea that “You must follow the law”

Maybe they have thought about some of the precepts of ruling now that it has turned on them

“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”

There it is plain and simple

If we don’t agree to your laws, they don’t work

Period

You can’t arrest us all, jail us all, penalize us all

In the end we far outnumber those “Lawmakers” who rule our daily lives, telling us what we can eat, what type of light bulb we can burn, how much water we can flush and how our children are to be raised

When it comes to the point that tyranny outweighs the security that comes with it, the consent of the governed is withdrawn

When our consent is withdrawn all the petty laws that are passed become meaningless

When meaningless laws are used to penalize people who refuse to consent then real trouble is set to start

Fear is not a good motivator in compliance with the law

It is about respect for that law and the fact that we as a people participate in it

“I know, I was doing 60 in a 30” is a good example

Take away the aspect of participation in the public good and that law becomes nothing more than a penalty that is imposed for being caught

Laws don’t stop robbers, thieves and murderers

Fear doesn’t stop them from committing crime

Nothing does

So, let’s see what happens when you de-legitimize the law for the mainstream of America

Let’s see what happens when all of the law abiding citizens of what is called “The silent majority” become disenfranchised from the law

It will not be pretty

 

 

 

 

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A farewell to the idiot that brought us #ISIS

“OBAMA: I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week. He keeps on proving it. The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family, that [General] Hayden — had made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he does not appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, the Middle East, in Asia.

It means that he is woefully unprepared. This is not just my opinion. What’s been interesting has been the repeated denunciations of his statements by leading Republicans. Including the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, prominent Republicans like John McCain.

The question they have to ask themselves is if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? What does this say about your party, that this is your standard bearer?

This isn’t a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily, and weekly, where they are distancing themselves from statements he’s making. There has to be a point in which you say, this is not somebody I can support for president of the United States. Even if he purports to be a member of my party. And, you know, the fact that that has not yet happened makes some of these denunciations ring hollow.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/08/02/obama_trump_unfit_woefully_unprepared_for_presidency_has_to_be_a_point_where_you_say_enough.html

My God, talk about unfit and unprepared

This  is the guy who gave us:

Corpse men

ISIS

Libya

Egypt

Crimea

The Arab spring

The part time Obamacare economy

The Iranian nuclear deal

A worldwide Muslim insurgency

The loss of Iraq

Millions upon millions of illegal immigrants

The Zika virus and a host of other central American diseases

The NDAA 2012

Cash for clunkers

The loss of the shuttle program

The largest tax hike in the history of our nation

A national debt that exceeds all other presidents COMBINED

And he claims that Trump is unfit?

Seriously, my dog is more qualified to be POTUS than Obama

Look below and tell me he is not

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That is one serious ass Alpha dog that is firmly in charge where ever he goes

Look at that face and you tell me whether you think that Iran would have pulled any shit on him

“Woefully unprepared”

The only thing that Chairman Zero was ever prepared for was to subvert our constitution and try to wrest control of our country and turn it into a leftist utopian dream

Now his panties are in a wad because there is a serious chance that some guy who won’t play ball with the globalist elite is going to undo everything that he spent a lifetime dreaming about doing

What a dose of reality this narcissistic jerk needs

A community organizer turned politician who had the world laid at his feet and was so incompetent that he has managed to fuck up every endeavor that he has attempted

Talk about incompetent?

This asshole has been trying to lead us into a European style socialist state even as Europe collapses from that very same socialism

Even as it is proven not to work this Man boy who would be king is still stuck in the moldy tenets of what was spewed at him by his leftist college professors when he was twenty years old

When faced with the reality of a worldwide Muslim insurgency all this idiot can do is blather on about bigots and the “Religion of peace”

Talk about a lack of basic knowledge?

Look at this PARTIAL list of insurgencies:

Syria
Mali
Yemen
Somalia
Iraq
Pakistan
Southern Philippines
Sudan
Kenya
Uganda
Algeria
Egypt
Iran
Israel/Palestine
Southern Thailand
West Turkestan
Chechnya
Ingushetia
Uzbekistan
Krygystan
Indonesia
Kurdistan/Turkey
Northern India

Yes, this list is from 2012 and does not even include such notables as China, Indonesia, Nigeria, central African republic , Libya and a bunch more

The worst president in the history of our nation who has done more to damage morale, race relations, social relations , our world standing, our military and us as a people has the audacity to claim that someone is unfit for the presidency?

This bumbling idiot would have been forcibly removed from his position as president years ago if being unfit was actually a criterion for not serving

What an arrogant, egoistical, self inflating, pompous ass he is

And the best part about all of this?

He did this at a joint press conference with the prime minister of Singapore

That’s right

A sitting president trashing the Republican nominee for president

With a foreign leader.

I have to to stop now

Farewell

Before my head explodes

I’m a bad patient

I was at the doctor yesterday and he would say something and I kept adding on to what was supposed to be my already complete medical history

“Do you ever have chest Pains ? ”

I make a funny face “It’s hard to say”

He looks at me a little perplexed

“You know I have myofascial pain disorder , what used to be trigger point syndrome, along with intercostal neuralgia,  So I always have chest pain. But I don’t think that’s what you mean”

“When did that start?”

“After I broke my neck”

“You broke your neck? When?”

“97”

He is poking around my back and hits a spot

It’s obviously tender

“That hurts?”

“Yeah have a break at T10 too”

“97?”

“No, that was a different time

He moves me around a little

“Can you sit up straight for me?”

“Uh, not really I have lumbar scoliosis”

“Lumbar? That’s a kind of rare area”

“Yeah, that’s because I’m all crooked because my pelvis was busted in 3 places”

He makes me lie down and starts feeling pulses in my thigh

He doesn’t catch one at first in my left

“Does this leg or foot ever go numb?”

“No, even though that’s the hip that was broken it is usually the other one that goes numb”

“That was broken?”

“Yeah”

“Well why would the other one go numb?”

“Oh that’s the one I dislocated. Every now and then it tries jump out on me and after it hurts like hell it gets all numb and tingly”

“Anything else down here? (He is starting to catch on)

Yes, I have two inguinal hernias”

“Two, how do you know that?”

“I had a CAT scan”

So now he starts doing the regular hernia check

I am flinching after coughing

“That’s pretty tender huh?”

“Yeah but I can’t be sure why. My bladder was detached from my pelvis and healed back into place”

“Is there anything else that you forgot to tell me? I mean I have your two knees surgeries on file?

“Well I did get hit by lightning in 94”

“Lightning? What do you mean?” (I am serious about that response)

“You know, POW, comes out of the sky. Left the house and never made it to the car.

They told me they could never tell what the long term ramifications would be health wise.”

“And that’s it? Anything else that may have effected your General health?

“Well, I did tak an intra venous hit from a 6 ft. diamond back that damn near melted all my organs”

“Did they give you anti venin?”

“Yeah, 25 vials, I was paralyzed in 12 minutes since she shot me in a vein”

“They gave you all of that?”

“Yeah, I used Florida’s up. They had to fly the rest in from Georgia”

Now he is shaking his head

I can tell that he is half assed amused and irritated at the same time

Then he finds out I had two ER trips this year

One for the amputated finger tip and one for the leg that got hit by the 16′ 2 X 6

Then he asks me “Weren’t you going to tell me any of this?”

Now he seemed like he was definitely leaning more toward irritated

I kind of shrugged like ” No big deal”

The guy is a G.I. doctor

What the hell does he need to know any of that for?

Next time they ask me I going to send them here to this page

I know , I am a dick and a bad patient

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A trip to see my father

I look at him
Illuminated  by the dim yellow glow
of warm lamplight

He smiles
reclined and comfortable
in the chair of my youth

His rough unshaven face
carries the lines
of a million good times

His warmth makes
the slightly tattered furniture
look better, more comfortable

He stays up late into the night
telling worn old jokes
still funny

He basks in the love of his family
come to see him
and is warmed

I am carried back
carried to my place
in that chair

Loved and protected
rough whiskers on my skin
always safe with him

Sitting in that chair
always with a laugh
always with a smile

Now the oxygen tube snakes
’round his neck
while he tells stories

But his laugh
is still deep
and loud

The hour is late
and I drink his fine whiskey
that he no longer can

I look deeply
into his sparkling eyes
and know that he will die

But not when he can laugh
and still feel
like a child

 

……………………….

One of the best, now gone

Happy Father’s day Pops

Gotta break a few eggs…..

sandwich

My wife is amazed at how I can destroy a kitchen just to make a couple of sandwiches

You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette

And sometimes you have to make a mess to make something good

Yes, that is an actual photo from making just two sandwiches

She does start to get irritated if I do it three times a day

But especially in this case it is worth it

Don’t believe me?

Try the recipe below

I know ,Wirecutter would think it is one of those gay sandwiches

But I believe that I have achieved culinary perfection

Ingredients:

Baked chicken breast that is pull apart tender (Warm)

Cooked Bacon marinated at least 10 Min. with liquid smoke before cooking (Warm)

Edam cheese (Gouda can be substituted)

Ciabatta rolls (The more tender the better)

1- Ripe Avocado mashed *

1/4 C. finely chopped Spinach*

3- Large red globe grapes minced*

2-TBLS Cream cheese*

1-slice Edam cheese 1/4″ thick

1-Tsp. Grey Poupon or similar mustard*

1/2- Tsp. salt*

1- Tsp. pepper*

2-tsp. Garlic powder*

1/2 Tsp. lime juice*

1 -Tsp. 1st cold pressed olive oil *

1 -TBLS red wine vinegar

1-TBLS Balsamic vinegar

1- 1/4″ sliced Tomato for each sandwich

Butter

Start by marinating the Tomato slices in the Balsamic and red wine vinegar for at least 10 minutes

Mix all of the asterisked ingredients together making sure the cream cheese gets mixed in well with the avocado and dry ingredients

Slice the Ciabatta rolls and butter the cut side and grill at medium heat until golden brown

While the rolls are grilling put butter on the grill and lay the Edam cheese directly on the grill removing when it begins to soften

Put the Edam on the top of the roll and then the bacon

Take chunks of of the chicken breast and put on the bottom of roll adding a very liberal amount of the Avocado mix on top

Add the marinated tomato slice and then assemble the sandwich

Perfection

 

 

I don’t know if it’s good luck or bad

That is how it goes with me

Take my truck for instance

I drive a 1998 Toyota Tacoma for work

One morning I pull into the parking lot, coming off the highway, and the drivers side wheel falls off as I pull into my parking spot

It’s a bad ball joint and it just fell apart

So I get a new one and replace it

Just as I am finishing up a couple of my guys come in and offer to finish up for me

Having paperwork to do I let them wrap it up

About two months later I pull into the parking lot and as I pull into my parking spot the drivers side wheel falls off

The ball joint has fallen apart because the nut fell off because my guys forgot to install the retention pin

So I buy a new joint and install it start to finish myself making sure the pin is in

About a week later just as I am pulling out of my driveway I blow out the drivers side front  tire

Back in the driveway and switch cars

About a month later I run up to the office to let one of the guys in for something he forgot

I am driving home and I am in my neighborhood

I just turned onto my street with about 5 houses to go and Bam!

Drivers side front wheel falls off and rolls up into the neighbors yard

I don’t even hesitate , I just floor it shooting sparks and carving a groove down the road and into my drive way

Now I have to go and retrieve my wheel

I look at the truck and I don’t have lug nut one

I found the whole pile of them right where I turned the corner 2 days later

Oversized lugs nuts, who would have guessed?

The repair consisted of a set of new lug nuts

Sounds like bad luck right?

Except I have that truck on the highway every single day

There is busy highway between my home and work

If any of those events happened on the highway, I would have been toast

Good luck?

Not really, but it sure could have been a whole lot worse bad luck

Book of poetry

Clods of dark brown earth break
With each determined thrust of boot and blade.
Revealing in the core of warmed embrace
Some small and welcome fruit of labour made.

Roots of month-long summer toil
Lie exposed in conquered disarray
And sit, hard won, on frozen winter soil.
I smile. We shall be fed yet again today.

Fay Slimm

 

This is Fay Slimm a poet from Cornwall U.K

In the online poetry world we go way back

I have associated with her for many years

And although we have never met, I consider her a friend

The above poem is a sampling of her work

I assure you that it is far from her finest because she  is a talented and prolific poet

It just happens to be one of my favorites because I am a gardener

She just achieved what all writers and poets strive for and has her first book of poetry published

I have a link below

If you like poetry, please check her book out

She is a wonderful woman and a wonderful writer

 

http://www.amazon.com/Versing-Beyondness-Selected-Poems-1/dp/1326477048/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1453829152&sr=8-1&keywords=fay+slimm