Liberal improvements are in red italic

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof unless it in any way conflicts with Obamacare, the liberal agenda or the need for 30 something college students to get laid without personal expense ; or abridging the freedom of speech unless one is a conservative speaker on a college campus, unless said speech in any way conflicts with Union demands or said speech could in any way be considered an insult to the prophet of Islam (peace be upon him)  , or of the press unless the person chooses an uncomfortable time to ask a question to the Obama administration; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble unless they support Israel on a college campus, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances with the understanding that said Government does not have to answer said grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.  Unless said people are law abiding citizens who tend to vote republican or unless they reside in cities or states controlled by the Democrat party.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law particularly if said quartering increases the chances of said member of the military voting.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated unless the government really wants to , and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; said danger to be defined by the Obama Administration, nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation, or unless the administration wants to call in a drone strike.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, excepting in cases where the accused falls under the ‘crazy bastard’ standard, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed,’ which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law or unless such person is a ‘crazy bastard’ and/or such a trial could lead to political trouble for the Obama administration.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.  For the purpose of this amendment “cruel and unusual” shall be defined by the Obama administration or the mainstream media as needed.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.  Until or unless said rights are claimed by the Obama administration.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people or to the Obama administration if they so claim. said powers.

Updated: Added: unless said speech in any way conflicts with Union demands to 1st Amendment per Michigan events

George Patton: You’re now commanding officer. You’ve got 4 hours to break through that beachhead. lf you don’t make it, I’ll fire you.

Patton 1970

Ben Franklin:   These men, no matter how much we may disagree with them, they are not ribbon clerks to be ordered about – they are proud, accomplished men, the cream of their colonies. And whether you like them or not, they and the people they represent will be part of this new nation that YOU hope to create. Now, either learn how to live with them, or pack up and go home!

1776 (1972)

One of the things that I never forget about the congress is in theory these people are the cream of the crop.

Each member of congress represents over 600,000 people. Now with two parties competing for the office we can split that in half, but in most districts you have a significant advantage to one party or another so say the member of congress comes from a pool of 360,000.

In theory such a person likely was interested in history or current events in school, involved in student government, perhaps went into the service and served seeing first hand what had gone on. During their live they managed to rise in local and state politics not only accomplishing things but being able to navigate the pitfalls that stop you before you even get started.

Then such a person not only manages to win nomination of their own party, not easy when there are dozens of smart people just as impressive as you wanting the same job and willing to fight dirty for it, in fact maybe that person IS the one who learned to play rough and get that nomination and finally win a general election were you are called every name in the book and tens of thousands to millions of dollars are spent to destroy you.

None of these steps suggest idiocy, nor a set of people around you who are dumb.

And if all of those steps to get into this exclusive body of 435 people are tough managing to become a leader is even tougher because each person in that group has managed to do what you’ve done AND comes to it with a little bit more English that you do.

That being the case how does one fall for something like this:

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Republican leaders are fuming after a late night phone call with President Barack Obama was leaked to the press, despite an agreement that it would not be, according to several GOP aides.

I’m sorry you’ve seen the type of campaign these people have waged, you’ve seen their tactics and their loose relationship with the truth, you’ve seen the media cover for them in Benghazi on the Budget and more, you’ve seen all of this right before your eyes, and you STILL fall for this kind of stuff?

I’d compare it to Charlie Brown & Lucy but at least he has the excuse of being a ten-year old kid totally inexperienced in the world. The GOP leadership does not.

The country deserves all it gets from Obama over the next four years and the low information votes who put them there, but the conservatives who provided the votes to give these men the leadership position they currently have certainly don’t.

We are a free market party, let me remind each member of the GOP house they are temp workers on a two-year contract. If they don’t want to do the job they’ve been hired for, there are dozens of ambitious people waiting for the chance to take it from them.

Remember Drew Bledsoe was a great Quarterback and Tom Brady a low draft pick, right up until the moment he was not.

Your call.

(Yeah I was going to use Wally Pip instead but how many people today remember him?

Max Bialystock: The two cardinal rules of producing. One: Never put your own money in the show.

Leo Bloom: And two?

Max Bialystock:  Never put your own money in the show!

The Producers 2005

In both versions of The Producers and in the Broadway play. Max Bialystock raises money for his plays by diving into “little old lady land”

This came to mind when I saw this story at Politico:

Amid speculation that Hillary Clinton might make a run for the presidency in 2016, her husband is taking another swing at shrinking her lingering 2008 campaign debt, which totals $73,000 as of Sept. 30.

In an email to supporters Wednesday, Bill Clinton offered a chance to spend a day with him if donors chipped in to drive down his wife’s campaign debt before Dec. 6.

That Hillary might still have campaign debt 4 years after the race was not a big surprise, as the article says it was as high as 25 Million at one point, but what really struck me was the figure that is left after four years.


Now for me and you $73,000 is a lot of money.  If I had $73,000 more that I do now it would have a dramatic effect on my life and prospects, but Bill Clinton?

That thought seems to be a general theme in comments at Politico this one is typical:

$73,000??? Honestly, doesn’t Bill earn something like $100,000/speech. Maybe he could sign up for one more gig and pay the bill himself – or possibly Hillary could earn a few shekels now that she’s retiring.

That is the big difference between Bill Clinton and the fictional Max Bialystock.  Max was wearing a cardboard belt and needed to dive into little old lady land to do anything.  Bill Clinton turned his political career into a vast fortune. He could pay this debt off with no effort, his welcoming ladies young and old into presidential kneepad land is likely purely recreational. This fact obscures an overriding truth about the Bill Clinton way.

Yes it’s true Bill Clinton can retire this debt himself if he chooses to, but why would he choose to? As long as there are democrat donors willing to spend their money why would he ever think about paying this himself?

This not only makes him the perfect patron saint for the Democrat party but would make him an excellent Hollywood or Broadway producer.

I’ve been staying up later post-election and this has caused me to miss Morning Joe more often that not.

But today in the midst of the conservation on the Bi-partisan Joy terrible threat of Sequestration and the conversation turned to what to cut.

Joe Scarborough mentioned that Howard Dean would not want to raise the retirement age although in VT he was supposedly a deficit hawk.

Dean disagreed to some degree, he claimed he didn’t mind an increase in the age of social security but objected to any change in the qualifying age for Medicare because the Obamacare law covers seniors so poorly in terms of costs.

I was shocked SHOCKED!

For those who have forgotten Obamacare passed without a single GOP vote in the house and senate. Its 2000+ pages is 100% pure democrat.

Even in the preparation lets remember that Democrats had voting majorities on EVERY COMMITTEE IN BOTH HOUSES that any section of this bill came before

Therefore if we are to believe the left’s image of Republicans as propagated in the late election, this bill is free of all of the evils of the GOP. The bill by definition: No Racism, no Sexism, no favors to the Rich, no homophobia and of course no problems for the poor ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY POOR since the party that wants to throw them off of medicare and onto the street had nothing.

How then is it possible that the elderly might not be fairly treated by this now permanent national monument to the caring and compassion of the Democrat party?

Might it be because Barack Obama no longer has to face the voters in the future and the democrats remaining in congress who voted for the bill are in districts so blue you would think they were in the ocean?

Nancy Pelosi told us two years ago we had to “pass the bill in order to see what’s in it”. Now that America has chosen to keep Obama and by extension Obamacare it I wonder what other surprises they will feel safe to share with us.

I’m sure it’s nothing, I trust that Obamacare will take care of the American People just as effectively as Obama has dealt with Hurricane Sandy.

It’ll be fun to find out!

No matter what a stripper tells you, there is NO Sex in the Champagne room, None

Chris Rock No Sex (In the Champagne Room) 1999

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Gandalf: Always remember, Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001

George H.W. Bush did that. He was hailed as a conciliator for a day, then savaged brutally by the same press until he lost the 1992 election.

Glenn Reynolds 2012

Shortly after their (deserved) victory lap in an election they had no business winning the media began reporting on upcoming “fiscal cliff”

The press is all full of the need for a deal to be made because of the disastrous consequences that will come on Jan 1st. They also urge the GOP to be “bi-partisan” in agreeing to such a deal.

While a large amount of the uninformed public might be nodding their heads in agreement to  anyone who pays attention and has access to any media that existed last year, this might be slightly confusing. Let’s elaborate

The Deal known as the Budget Control Act of 2011 passed the House with 269 votes out of 433 members available to vote that’s 62%. On the Democrat side 49.4% voted for and 49.4% voted against (the remaining 1.2% didn’t vote) On the Republican side 72% voted for and voted for and 27.3% voted against. On the House side it took tough negotiation and no little amount of arm twisting to win over enough conservative members of the GOP to score the 72% that voted for it, some Tea Party types like Allen West and Renne Ellmers took a lot of heat for voting for the deal while other notable Tea Party favorites like Ann Marie Buerkle of NY, Ron Paul of Texas and Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota defied the leadership of the speaker to get stronger cuts and were hit hard for it.

In the senate the vote was 74-26 With less pressure from the GOP to get everyone on board more conservative republicans were free to vote against a deal that didn’t have the cuts they wanted. The 19 Republicans who voted against read like a Who’s Who of the conservative movement in the Senate: Sessions & Shelby from Alabama, Rubio from Florida, Chambliss from Georgia, Coats of Indiana and Grassley of Iowa, from Kansas Moran & Roberts, Paul from Kentucky, Ayotte of New Hampshire, Coburn & Inhofe Of Oklahoma , Toomey of Pennsylvania, Demint & Graham of South Carolina , Hatch & Lee of Utah. As the New York Times said at the time:

It is also the reason that many conservative Republicans refused to vote for the agreement, calling it a grossly inadequate answer to a pressing problem.

“The current deal to raise the debt ceiling doesn’t stop us from going over the fiscal cliff,” Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, wrote Monday in an open letter explaining his opposition. “At best, it slows us from going over it at 80 m.p.h. to going over it at 60 m.p.h..”

But in the end, objections of Tea Party stalwarts not withstanding a bi-partisan bill gathering 88% of Democrats in the Senate and 49.4 in the house (50% of those who voted) along with 59.6% of Senate and 72% of House Republicans was sent to the president’s desk where it was signed.

President Obama said the following:

“It’s an important first step to ensuring that as a nation we live within our means, yet it also allows us to keep making key investments in things like education and research that lead to new jobs and assures that we’re not cutting too abruptly while the economy’s still fragile,” Obama said in a statement from the White House Rose Garden before signing the bill.

Harry Reid Said the following:

“There’s one winner throughout all of this and that’s the American people,”

And Tim Geithner had this to say:

“You’re going to see this basic underlying growth we’ve see in the United States improve over time because people will be more confident we can live within our means,” he said. “With more confidence we can get our arms around this long term. We will have more room to do the things we need to strengthen investment jobs now.”

So my question to the media is this: Harry Reid celebrated this agreement, Tim Geithner likes it, Nancy Pelosi voted for it and The President signed it. Yet now this deal is responsible for a fiscal cliff that is apparently a disaster for all America.

And moreover, the MSM is laying the blame for said potential “disaster” squarely at the feet of the same GOP who the very same media urged to make the in 2011.

Even more amazing this very same media is telling the very same GOP to make another deal, or ELSE face the consequences.

So to summarize:

Last year The Budget Control Act of 2011 was a bi-partisan success that Nancy Pelosi found voteworthy and Harry Reid, Tim Geithner and President Obama could rightly take credit for to media cheers

This Year that same deal is the cause of a fiscal cliff and if the GOP doesn’t do something to stop it they will be responsible for unless they give President Obama what he wants.

People might ask why a GOP that retained the house by a wide margin should have to make a deal, I think the better question is why is a deal that a mere 16th months ago was so worthy of votes and praise no longer is.

I think when the press asks GOP members to make such a deal they should remind them of bi-partisan nature of the existing law that drew their praise and ask why they are suggesting it is so horrible now?

As Glenn Reynolds linked and Dan Mitchell said: This is an IQ test for the GOP.  I hope they pass.

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Via Unedited politics we have video of Senators John McCain (R-AZ) Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) impromptu press availability after talking to Susan Rice today on Benghazi.

Senator Graham makes a good point about John Bolton and I think Senator Ayotte hits it out of the park with this statement:

Just to be clear, when you have a position when you’re Ambassador to the United Nations, you go well beyond unclassified talking points in your daily preparation and responsibilities for that job. And that’s troubling to me as well why she wouldn’t have asked.: ‘I’m the person that doesn’t know anything about this I’m going on every single show’ but in addition the fact that it’s not just the talking points that were unclassified but clearly as part of her responsibility as an Ambassador to the United Nations she reviewed much more than that.

That’s a point that nobody seems to be making, it’s as if all of this happened in a vacuum but while the words were strong and mean trouble for the administration there are two things about this video I find most interesting.

1. At 3:09 as soon as Senator Graham finishes but before Senator Ayotte begins to speak a reporter tries to question Graham. When Senator Ayotte is done speaking questions are directed to Senator Graham but none to Senator Ayotte.

2. This video was uploaded to a Youtube Chanel called: Buzz Source. The Chanel has over 1.2 Million combined views of its videos. As of 2:10 pm the title of this video is: ” McCain And Graham Still ‘Significantly Troubled’ By Rice’s Statements On Benghazi After Meeting With Her”

Maybe it’s just me but I saw three Senators there and Senator Ayotte seems to be just as troubled as her colleagues yet for some reason she doesn’t rate mention in the title or description or worthy of a question from the assembled press.

Now if these were Democrats complaining about say Condoleezza Rice we would be told how sexist it is to be excluding the one women in this event from questions or even mention, but as these are Republicans complaining about Susan Rice Senator Ayotte will be safely ignored and excluded as her presence doesn’t serve the “old white men” meme. As Dana Loesch noticed in an exchange with MSNBC host Torue:

Obviously? Apparently Torre missed the initial press conference where Senator Ayotte was present and frankly towered over Senator’s McCain & Graham. saying this:

Let’s also not forget that, I think you all appreciate you don’t end up on every single major Sunday show without affirmatively putting yourself out there of wanting to carry forward a message on behalf of the administration.

Here is the full video in case he missed it:

Dana Loesch continues to notice her even if Torre doesn’t

But this is the left, if the truth and the reality is not favorable we shall simply ignore it, deny it or pretend it was never there.

On the bright side they can still play the race card if they include her.

Update: Jennifer Rubin appreciates Ayotte, but she is not the left.

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One black man, overcome by emotion, dropped to his knees, prompting the president to conduct a curbside colloquium on the meaning of emancipation. “Don’t kneel to me,” said the president. “That is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank Him for the liberty you will enjoy hereafter.”

Shelby Foote. The Civil War a Narrative Vol 3

“I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.  You shall not have other gods besides me.”

Exodus 20:2-3

Herod, after instituting a search but not finding him, ordered the guards tried and executed. Then he left Judea to spend some time in Caesarea.He had long been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, who now came to him in a body. After winning over Blastus, the king’s chamberlain, they sued for peace because their country was supplied with food from the king’s territory.

On an appointed day, Herod, attired in royal robes, (and) seated on the rostrum, addressed them publicly.  The assembled crowd cried out, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.”

At once the angel of the Lord struck him down because he did not ascribe the honor to God, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.

  Acts 12:19-23

One of the reason’s why I was so surprised by the results of the late election was the black vote. I suspected and some polls indicated that the inordinate hardship among black Americans in the Obama years combined with the Gay Marriage issue and the position of the Black Church, the center of the Black Political community, would stay home.

This turned out to be wrong still turned out en mass to support the president.

I imagined that unlike the Catholic Church we have a large amount of people who are “Cafeteria Catholics” people who claim the label but do not practice nor go to mass I suspected there was a great conflict between Black Christians loyalty to God vs “race loyalty” that the president’s campaign exploited.

At least I did until this pronouncement from Jamie Foxx:

This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.

A fair amount of folks on twitter took objection to this but the final test comes from both the president and the black churches.

The president claims Christianity, if he is even the least bit serious, he needs to say something and mean it. Granted we can only measure by the first if he is willing to mimic Lincoln but it will be by the second that one to whom this isn’t above their pay grade will judge if he is mimicking Herod

The second test is of the Black Church.

I am writing this at 10:38 AM on Monday the 26th of November.  This broke over the last few hours.  The next 72 hours will say a lot.  The statement that comes out of major black churches and their pastors if any,  will be telling.   It will determine if they are political organizations and slush funds masquerading as Churches or actual Christian Churches that believe.

I’m sure given the re-election of the president and the sheer idolatry that the media and left has for them, any pastor who decided to let this go, to ignore it, to pretend it was never said and move on, will not have a problem, particularity if their flock overwhelming voted Obama.  Their silence will be rewarded and they will be able to enjoy prosperity and a steady parish income for the rest of their lives…

…after that, they’re on their own.