Well, my vacation is over. I am officially EMPLOYED again, having started working at a defense contractor this week. The big drawback is that I now have to decide what to wear to work each day. I’m not wearing a uniform anymore.
Last week, the House was considering a rules change that would allow them to “deem” the Senate Obamacare bill passed when they voted on the corrections bill. Some of the readers of this column and a few other blogs that I frequent opined that this rules change was probably unConstitutional, but that they had no reference on it. Well, The Crawfish delivers. Here is Article I, Section VII, Paragraph II of the Constitution: “Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.” Notice that the votes MUST be cast and recorded. There is no “deeming” allowed by the Constitution, but when has a meaningless document ever gotten in the way of the far left, in this nation or any other?
When directly asked about the unconstitutionality of this procedure, Representative Slaughter deemed to present this response, “I think it’s ridiculous and people who are telling you its unconstitutional should know better and you should be very outraged that people who don’t know better will say things like that. This has been used since 1933. The Republicans used it about 34 times in the last term, and we’ve used it abundantly this last term. There’s nothing at all unconstitutional about this. It’s a perfectly legitimate way to do things.” Oh really? Show us those 34 times that this process was used and I will personally file a federal lawsuit to have those laws overturned because they were never passed according to the Constitution. Have you even read the Constitution, Representative Slaughter? My guess is that the answer to that question is a no.
When Queen of the House Red Nanny P-Lousy’s chief deputy was asked about it, he completely danced around the question while asserting that everything was Kosher. He can’t read the Constitution, either.
The Chosen One is saying that he won’t campaign for the House Dems who vote against the Obamacare bill, which, given his track record, increases their chances of getting re-elected.
Dingy Harry Reid is once again proven to be a complete and total moron. Take a look at this interview, where Dingy tries to say that paying taxes is voluntary, although if you don’t pay you will be fined or put in prison. Can you imagine what would happen if this video were to be played on national TV?
Poor Jessica Simpson. The epitome of blonde says that since her last boyfriend’s revelations about their sex life, men have been undressing her with their eyes. Here’s a hint, deary: that’s been going on ever since you became a celebrity.
Jess isn’t the only dumb blonde in the news this week, as Townhall blogger “Jim” pointed out to me this week. Hillary! is spending $5,400,000.00 to buy new champagne flutes and wine goblets for American embassies around the world. First of all, what the *@#^@% is wrong with the stemware already in those embassies? Secondly, doesn’t she know there’s a recession going on and the Obama Administration is already beyond broke? Thirdly, she contracted with a Swedish company because she couldn’t find an American manufacturer who makes lead-free crystal…well, sorta. She contracted with a Swedish company because she likes finery from foreign lands. That has to be the real reason, since the state that she supposedly calls home, at least in order to have become a Senator, has a company that makes lead-free crystal stemware. Imagine that, a Clinton who lies.
In response to the American people noticing that the Obamacare bill takes $500,000,000,000.00 out of Medicare, which is almost insolvent already, The Chose One actually said “this proposal adds almost a decade of solvency to Medicare.” Let me try to wrap my brain around this. The number of Americans on Medicare is going up, but taking 500 billion dollars out of the system puts it in better financial shape? Sorry, but two minus one is not four, no matter what kind of legislative tricks you try.
Anybody who still believes that there will be any “reconciliation” if the House passes the Senate Obamacare bill obviously still believes in the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, and that Bill Clinton never had sexual relations with that woman…Miss Lewinsky. Shall we remind y’all that the Senate bill makes it illegal to make changes to certain sections of the Senate bill!
Bob Maistros of the North Star National brings us a look at the latest phone call involving Hillary! and Prime Minister Netanyahu.
The Obama Administration’s hatred of Israel and American military capabilities is on display yet again, as Claw contributor “Beachmom” found out. Philip Coyle has been nominated to for the position of associate director of national security and international affairs spot in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, yet he considers ballistic missile defense to be “theology, not a technology” despite having been proven over the past 20 years. He opposes missile defense, obviously preferring to see Iran and North Korea have the ability to hit Israel and Japan without interference.
The evidence trail against those who allowed the muslim terrorist to remain in the Army, get promoted, and murder 13 Americans at Fort Hood is getting deeper. Every supervisor this Islamic terrorist ever had in the Army should be charged with 13 counts of accessory to murder.
Just when you thought His Majesty’s judicial appointments couldn’t get any worse, he decides to promote a Clinton appointee who is clearly not qualified to be a judge from a US District Court bench to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. If you don’t believe me when I say he’s not qualified to be a judge, then explain how any qualified judge could claim that because a serial sexual sadist and murderer had desires to brutally sexually assault young women and girls and then kill them that he shouldn’t be given the death penalty. Yes, his sexual desires are a mitigating factor in his rape and murder of EIGHT women and girls. That is the kind of judge that Obama wants to put a step away from the Supreme Court and possibly replace Justice Stevens next year.
Another legend has passed. Peter Graves, most famous for his roles in “Mission: Impossible” and “Airplane”, died of a heart attack Monday at age 83.
We’ll end this edition of The Claw with a good one that I received in my inbox three times this week, but the first to send it was Poll Katz e-mailer “Bill”: I need some help QUICK! Does anybody know how to cancel a bid on e-Bay? I put in a bid for a “Mickey Mouse Outfit” and now I’m six minutes away from owning Obama and his Cabinet!
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
"The instrument by which it [government] must act are either the AUTHORITY of the laws or FORCE. If the first be destroyed, the last must be substituted; and where this becomes the ordinary instrument of government there is an end to liberty!" - Alexander Hamilton (quote courtesy of fellow blogger “Saltwater”
The Constitution of the United States