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Away with this unfounded notion that UN Sanctioned Iran is some "threat" to Western Civilization. They have ZERO military capability to present the People of the United States with any imminent threat. As for protecting our Israeli allies, it would seem ceasing and desisting from trying to futilely enforce a Police Power over Arab sovereigns such as Iraq- much less warlord-ruled Afghanistan- would be a more prudent Diplomatic approach, coupled with a Trade Agreement or Executive Agreement that creates the necessary currency to help create an independent Palestinian state (read: for job creation and infrastructure projects) and ensure that Israel keeps ALL of its land holdings. If the consideration to the Palestinian people is there, what reason to keep fighting?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Access denied | The Cable
@johnmkelly1 @drudown @Laurel Kaskurs DeFalco
What possible relevance are your alleged credentials to the Speaker's scienter in a pre-meditated "shut down" that injured the credit of the United States, the People and all Treasury holders? Zip.
I find it absolutely amazing that a purported member of the bar has the audacity to assert that "the Constitution doesn't mean what it says". Maybe you should look up "judicial estoppel" and apply it to "strict construction".
I "made up" the term Legislative Veto? You are not a practicing lawyer.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party
@johnmkelly1 @mwbright @first last @Laurel Kaskurs DeFalco
Why should the GOP Speaker not be removed at office for demanding "concessions" via an Unconstitutional Legislative Veto?
You just want to make everything personal. Answer the question or your failure to do so is an admission of veracity.
Perhaps you could care to explain how the Congress doesn't have a LEGAL duty to RAISE revenue under Article I, Section 8 under any reasonable, much less "strict" construction?
I am an officer of the Court.
Are you going to tell me that the Speaker isn't breaking the law by such Anticipatory Repudiation of the United States' ability to meet its obligations? Under what possible legal theory are you going to "trump" the express language of Article I, Section 8? It is the Supreme Law of the Land.
As for the ACA, it passed through three separate branches of government. Once any legislation goes to the President to sign into law...the Congress has NO ROLE TO PLAY after the fact. The Speaker's attempt to "coerce" or "extort" changes to such duly enacted federal law (ACA) via a patently unlawful Legislative Veto is a High Crime.
If you aren't a member of the bar, you shouldn't opine on such matters.
@Laurel Kaskurs DeFalco
In other news, the GOP tries to deflect attention from trying to coerce Unconstitutional concessions via the Speaker's (1) Anticipatory Repudiation of Congress' PLENARY duty to RAISE REVENUE under Article I, Section 8 culminating in a premeditated "default" and (2) proposing same be effectuated via an Unconstitutional Legislative Veto before the DOJ issues subpoena duces tecum to ascertain Grover Norquist's complicity and which Foreign Funds subsidized ongoing effort to "drown the government in the bathtub."
As for the GOP being "separate" from the Tea Party? They ALL voted for the "shut down". What part of that do people not understand? The GOP is advocating we WEAKEN our own government and way of life. For what? Because the elected officials get bribes from FOREIGN nations?
There's a word for that. It's called Treason.
"Thy love afar is spite at home." - Emerson
The Scienter and affirmative acts are already in the record. The Tea Party is the alter ego of the Evil Saudi Empire.
Taken to its illogical conclusion, if Perry "congratulates" the reporter when he loses his job, it is the same thing? Thought so.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on LA Kings reporter congratulates Matthew Perry on his show getting canceled | May | 2013
Give me a break. He "congratulated" him on his show being cancelled. Try to be serious.
I predict that the Bengals regret passing over Lacy as much as the Broncos will regret passing over Lattimore.
You'd think with McGahee would serve as exhibit A [ACL injury is surmountable] and (ahem) Ron Dayne exhibit B [Big 10 running backs not named Eddie George do not do well in the NFL]
"what about Ki Jana's asthma?" - Spaulding
10 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Eddie-Lacy-says-he-will-be-ready-to-roll-from-Day-1.html
I think this is yet another solid move by SF front office.
Man, it hurts to be Bolt fan and watch other teams place capital.
11 months, 1 week ago on McCoy takes high road in discussing Browns | National Football Post
What does that mean? His point is invalid or that anybody that calls out BS is an "internet tough guy"? Curious.
11 months, 1 week ago on Report: Harbaugh didn't want Reed back in Baltimore | National Football Post
Based on what I've seen, the Ravens are a snarky and petty lot of players. Pollard, despite being a Titan, falls into said category.
Just be men. Play the game you get millions to play and show other men some respect.
You are one the few pro-owner posters like myself.
I'm sick of these spoiled prima donnas and their sock puppet posters telling me what contracts should mean in their imaginary world.
12 months ago on The 25 million dollar quarterback | National Football Post
I was talking to seenable
The notion that EMPLOYEE players' compensation should be inversely proportional or somehow measured against owner earnings is asinine.
What's your point? That NFL players are to be deemed "joint venturers" or "partners" instead of employees?
1 year ago on The 25 million dollar quarterback | National Football Post
The data unequivocally proves that the vast, vast majority of the "mega-deals" in baseball have NEVER worked out. Pujos' is going to cost the Angels dearly. As for the NBA, Oden's deal is a cautionary tale. Pay huge money to some fool that can't even play? How is the cost of said fiscal waste not passed back on to NBA consumers? Of course it is. As I'm sure you'd agree, nobody wants to see someone get hurt, but (pun intended) that's the breaks. To effin' bad, you don't DESERVE $50mm if you confer ZERO benefit to a franchise.
Equally inapt is the notion that players "outperform their contracts". Uh, excuse me? Contracts distribute risk WHEN executed. Taken to its illogical conclusion, a homeowner that sold his house for, say, $1mm could knock on the door of the new owner and say "gee, the home I sold you is worth $2.5mm only two years later...it outperformed our contract." That is how unfounded that common, proffered misconception is. Now, can a team try to "lock up" a player to a long term deal mid-stream? Sure. But "holding out" for more $ because the parties misperceived the risks or value is misplaced.
I would hasten to add that the most disconcerting development (i.e., pushing pro sports towards systemic dysfunction) is the guaranteed contract model for Superstar athletes. Tell me, can anyone point to a single overwhelming success story? Chris Johnson? No. Ryan Howard? No. Sam Bradford? No. Greg Oden? No.
The fiscal waste that these guaranteed contracts bestow to teams is ultimately "passed onto the consumer" and this is what is killing the NBA. I mean, at least the NFL teams can "cut their losses" (outside of the aforementioned guaranteed contracts) and it not only creates a better product (i.e., via increased exertion and will to achieve vs. lazy NBA "they can't really fire me" players), but teams aren't saddled with long term contracts (see, Greg Oden or Grant Hill) where the player doesn't even play.
The NBA is a joke. Funnier stil, perhaps, is reading the typical ESPN message boards where sock puppet posters from PR firms, sports agents, players or hanger ons that try to condition the public that "it isn't about the money".
Look at Kobe Bryant's usurious salary. Look at Drew Brees' salary. How can anyone credibly contend that it doesn't materially hinder ANY team's ability to field the best team?
He should be a backup in Seattle.
Also, Pete, you should sign Stephen Jackson for a nice one-two punch with the Beast.
1 year ago on VY to work out at Texas pro day | National Football Post
The NBA is arguably the least compelling professional sport. While I feel there is some credence to the "look at me" athlete syndrome that is perhaps most pronounced in the NBA, it is my sense that the guaranteed contract structure is the real culprit. In short, these players hardly try anymore. And what motivation do they have? They get paid either way. Look at Rose from the Bulls. Not only does his ridiculous contract underscore how imprudent the guaranteed contract structure is (i.e., he is hurt and a team could decide to "cut bait" in the NFL), he has zero reason to return...ever.
1 year ago on Stephen Curry scores 54 points, leaves Draymond Green hanging