I just read this on another site :-)
I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc .... I called a Suicide Hotline.
I had to press 1 for English. I was connected to a call center in Pakistan . I told them I was suicidal. They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck......
This was written by a political analyst and attorney in SC on the day of the ruling:
"To all my friends, particularly those conservatives who are despondent over the searing betrayal by Chief Justice John Roberts and the pending demise of our beloved country, I offer this perspective to convey some profound hope and evidence of the Almighty’s hand in the affairs of men in relation to the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare.
I initially thought we had cause for despondency when I only heard the results of the decision and not the reason or the make-up of the sides. I have now read a large portion of the decision and I believe that it was precisely the result that Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Roberts and even Kennedy wanted and not a defeat for conservatism or the rule of law. I believe the conservatives on the court have run circles around the liberals and demonstrated that the libs are patently unqualified to be on the Supreme Court. Let me explain.
First let me assure you that John Roberts is a conservative and he is not dumb, mentally unstable, diabolical, a turncoat, a Souter or even just trying to be too nice. He is a genius along with the members of the Court in the dissent. The more of the decision I read the more remarkable it became. It is not obvious and it requires a passable understanding of Constitutional law but if it is explained anyone can see the beauty of it.
The decision was going to be a 5-4 decision no matter what, so the allegation that the decision was a partisan political decision was going to be made by the losing side and their supporters. If the bill was struck down completely with Roberts on the other side there would have been a national and media backlash against conservatives and probably strong motivation for Obama supporters to come out and vote in November. With today’s decision that dynamic is reversed and there is a groundswell of support for Romney and Republicans, even for people who were formerly lukewarm toward Romney before today, additionally Romney raised more than 3 million dollars today.
Next, merely striking the law without the support of Democrats and libs would have left the fight over the commerce clause and the “necessary and proper “ clause and the federal government’s role in general festering and heading the wrong way as it has since 1942. As a result of the decision the libs are saying great things about Roberts; how wise, fair and reasonable he is. They would never have said that without this decision even after the Arizona immigration decision on Monday. In the future when Roberts rules conservatively it will be harder for the left and the media to complain about the Robert’s Court’s fairness. That’s why he as Chief Justice went to the other side for this decision not Scalia, Alito, Thomas or Kennedy, all of whom I believe would have been willing to do it.
Next let’s look at the decision itself. Thankfully Roberts got to write it as Chief Justice and it is a masterpiece. (As I write this the libs don’t even know what has happened they just think Roberts is great and that they won and we are all going to have free, unlimited healthcare services and we are all going to live happily ever after.) He first emphatically states that Obamacare is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause saying you cannot make people buy stuff. Then he emphatically states that it is unconstitutional under the “necessary and proper” clause which only applies to “enumerated powers” in the US Constitution. Justices Ginsberg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan all went along with these statements. They never would have gone along with that sentiment if that was the basis for striking the law in total. This is huge because this means that the Court ruled 9-0 that Obamacare was unconstitutional under the Commerce clause which was Obama’s whole defense of the bill. They also ruled 9-0 on the “necessary and proper” clause. Even better both of these rulings were unnecessary to the decision so it is gravy that we got the libs to concede this and it will make it easier to pare away at both theories in the future, which we must do. Well done.
Roberts, through very tortured reasoning, goes on to find that the taxing law provides the Constitutionality for the law. Virtually everyone agrees that the Federal government has the power to do this as it does with the mortgage deduction for federal income taxes. This too is huge because Obama assiduously avoided using the term “tax” and now he has to admit this law is a tax and it is on everyone even the poor. That will hurt him hugely in the polls and will help Romney. More importantly though is the fact that this makes this a budgetary issue that can be voted on in the Senate by a mere majority instead of 60 votes needed to stop a filibuster. That means that if the Republicans can gain a majority in the Senate, it can vote to repeal Obamacare in total.
Finally the Court voted 7-2 to strike down the punitive rules that take away money from states that do not expand Medicare as required in Obamacare. This too is huge because we got Kagan and Breyer to join this decision and it can easily be applied to many other cases of extortion the Federal government uses to force states to do things they don’t want to. This is also amazing because Obamacare has no severability clause so by striking the Medicaid mandate portion as unconstitutional the whole bill should have been struck. If that happened none of these other benefits would have been accomplished. I haven’t read far enough to know how he did it but I am sure it is brilliant.
So to recap the Roberts court through a brilliant tactical maneuver has: strengthened the limitations of the commerce clause and the necessary and proper clause by a unanimous decision, made Obama raise taxes on the poor and middle classes, converted Obamacare into a tax program repealable with 51 votes in the Senate, enhanced Romney’s and Republican’s fundraising and likelihood of being elected in November, weakened federal extortion and got the left to love Roberts and sing his praises all without anyone even noticing. Even Obama is now espousing the rule of law just 2 weeks after violating it with his deportation executive order.
That is why I have decided this was a genius decision and that I did in fact get a great birthday present today not to mention U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder being held in contempt. What a day."
This will take the wind out of the sails of the professional protesters. How do you get people to protest a win they wanted. With them quiet for a while we can get the message out about how high every bodies taxes will go up and some of those people just might come to their senses.
The brilliance of this decision is starting to make my steps a little lighter and my grin a little more sinister.
Short of martial law, November is looking quite good.
Rs, please refer to my post under the thread "Mark Levin analyzes SCOTUS ruling upholding Obamacare, one of the last postings on that thread. Are we on the same page, somewhat? Happy Birthday.
Had not read that sir. That thread brings back bad memories. Aaahahahaha.
That was eloquent, and extremely well written. I really appreciate that NYGino.
And don't be wishin' birfdays on me. It ain't time :-)
I have to disagree. Although I was not mad at the decision, mostly because the IRS was so much a part of the Ocare bill and thought it was being implemented as a tax by the govt dept in charge of taxing. I still think that the court should have struck down Obamacare because it was before the court to decide if it was Constitutional through the Commerce Claus, as that was the justification through Obamas administration. I am not a lawyer and do not know all of the descretion the court has in this instance, and it is now obvious that CJ Roberts thought it was within his power.
The most disturbing fact of the ruling is that this ruling gives the "Federal" Govt the power to force every citizen to purchase a good or service under the guise of a tax.
If the Chief Justice was trying to be clever and show that the court was not political in it's rulings, he failed in the fact that he eventually used a political tactical move to try and disprove that claim.
Note the recent polls showing a lower approval rating for the SC than before the ruling.
You are quite a shallow thinker who is simply floating down the proverbial river along with a dimwitted crowd. How difficult is that?
Polls, scmolls. Results are what matters. Long term results. I don't think you get it. That's OK though. Most people don't, including democrats, who'll get their clocks cleaned this year.
No offense, but you have said slightly less than nothing here. Don't worry about it, you have plenty of company.
The Governor of Florida, along with others no doubt, will ignore this entire thing, because it is now toothless. The Government has lost it's ability to coerce the states.
There are only 4 types of taxes, and the court did not label which kind it was. This business that says the government can coerce us to do anything in the future and call it a tax, is baloney. Once the first person is assessed this "tax" more lawsuits from people with standing will ensue. I don't think it'll get that far though. The people through their representatives will toss it, in full.
I believe the conservative justices on the court did this in concert with each other because they actually care about our country and it's direction. Progressives will look like absolute liars and idiots. Only this time to many more people.
O' should be saying to himself something like,"be careful of what you ask for, you might get it."
You'll see. Stay tuned.
Shallow thinker along with a dimwitted crowd?
Sigh, it must be nice up on that high horse you are riding. What a sad exposure of the content of your character. What happened to respecting others opinions?
I guess some people just know everything. Enjoy your almighty intelligence over us shallow thinking dimwits.
Excuse me for expecting the SCOTUS to do what they are supposed to do RULE by the laws and Constitution instead of political influence. But then again I'm just a shallow thinker
Ha! I can do that kind of work on an engine in my sleep... When I'm dreaming... When I'm awake... erm... Not so much. Entertaining video none the less!
Please help me get this petition off the ground:
Your avatar says it all. Good luck getting encouragement for your unpatriotic cause on this site. You might want to try some other fishing hole.
I'm sorry Joel, it might just be me, but one of the biggest things I loved about America before I even came was the Star Spangled Banner. To me, that was the whole freedom and perseverence that America was built on. The fact that so many men died, a long night of battle against a huge navy with a small group of men in that fort, kind of like the Alamo... yet in the morning, the flag still waved proud.
I can't imagine America without The Star Spangled Banner.
I love that song! Thanks wodiej! Here's another one I just listened to, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwjTT2bqKk0&feature=related
Thanks Wodiej, this ends my week under the right perspective.
Above All Things, rulings, taxation, kingdoms you name it!!! There's no way to measure HIS worth!
God bless you all guys! And God bless America!!
I need help. We live in a semi-wooded area. The darn chipmunks and now rats have invaded our engine compartment. They are feasting on our wiring. The mechanic said it is because they are coating the wires with a soy based insulation now.
We just replaced the wiring on hubbys car and that set us back 1200.00. This is the second time. We have no room in the garage for the cars.
Does anyone know of any repellent that works?
We have tried everything. Peppermint oil. Ammonia, traps. They eat the bait and run away…its astounding.
If I didn’t know any better I would think they had opposable thumbs.
Rats? Try a meatball massacre.Buy some cheap hamburger,tuna in oil and some Decon rat kill.Make a bunch of meatballs and put them out especially along the wall edge. They will be droppin like rats before you know it.The Chipmunks? Make a catapult that's spring loaded and watch those bad boys fly.
Sounds like an idea, but we have to be extra careful due to our dogs. Thanks for the tip though. Maybe we can make the meatball massacre and put them in the covered bait station things.
Thanks!The meatball massacre is going to take place tomorrow night. That gives me time to go to Safeway and buy the meatball stuff.
Yes it is all out war here.
We have been leaving the lights on at night, which is not within the rules here. We have a dark skys policy in our town, and the city inspector enforces it too.
….. AND we also have the "boom box" on from midnight-8 am. I keep picturing the gopher from Caddy shack, rocking out when the moon comes out.
Count them out and when you put them out make a map of when you place them so you know you got them all back up once the rats have had their fill. Just don't let the other animals near the massacre until you are done.The smell of the tuna/hamburger draws them right in.
My bro swears moth balls work to keep critters out of his old Chevy. It sits covered and he pours moth balls around it on the ground.
YES CATS would be great but we dont want to adopt cats to leave outside- its just too hot for them. When we went to the shelter they woudlnt let us get a cat if we had 2 dogs inside.
We are going to pick up the moth balls too, and put them in the lingerie bag and put them all around the car.
No, people put those over their boats in the marina and the birds sit on em...LOL. Might work for a short time but they figure it out.
Falcons, Hawks, Barn Owls and big black snakes or corn snakes. Had a great big black snake that hung out around the barn...it would scare the Sh** out of me when it surprised me in a bin or behind a bail or something...but it sure ate the varmints. Someone thought they were being helpful and killed it sadly.
I have a drawer full of "leftover" parts from hubby's projects. Never know when or if their rightful place will be found. Every project has been success without them, go figure.