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Article II, Section 2 is clear enough:

[The President] shall have Power…, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint… Judges of the supreme Court….

Simple. The question is, will he take the advise of the Senate before he nominates someone.

According to David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent with the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribute, Reagan presented a dozen candidates to the Senate Judiciary Committee. One of those candidates was Robert Bork. Sen. Biden, then the Chairman of that committee, told Reagan that Bork was not acceptable. Reagan nominated him anyway, and his nomination was rejected. Reagan then nominated Kennedy, whom Biden said was acceptable, and he was approved 97-0.

The role of the Senate is also clear. There is no requirement for the Senate to confirm an objectionable nominee.

So, 0bama has to make a choice. He can nominate a left-wing lunatic with no respect for the Constitution whatsoever (yes, I’m being redundant), and try to brow-beat enough RINO’s into confirming him/her. If he fails, the next president will choose the next member of the Supremes. Or, he can nominate someone who is not a left-wing lunatic and who does respect the Constitution, embarrass any Republicans who refuse to give him a vote, and possibly get to appoint the next Associate Justice.

CAUTION: Death occurs in this article so you should have your feeble, progressive children avert their eyes!

I love squirrels. I love them in a rural environment where they eat naturally. I have loved them since I was a kid, especially when they are fried, sautéed, and stewed. Very tasty. Mama liked them also, that is, up until the time they started destroying her bird houses, feeders, flower pots, garden equipment, etc. then she changed her mind. I warned her that they were rodents (just like progressives ) and very destructive (again, just like progressives) but I guess it takes getting hit in the pocket book before any true realization sets in (just like what is happening with progressives today).

I have tried to live and let live with the squirrels, even though they tear up my yard with a multitude of holes; either burying nuts or looking for the ones they already buried and forgot to get GPS coordinates when they became hungry. But a problem occurred for me. About 10 days ago I could hear a disturbance in the attic above my bedroom. Upon investigation, I found Mr. Fuzzytail darting for the attic roof vent and disappearing. It had pushed its way around the screening and invaded my attic. Ok. I can make a permanent fix in the summer but, in the meantime, I just installed heavy diamond grating over the opening for the time being. The next day I heard another disturbance in the attic. Upon investigation, I found that the progressive rodent had chewed his way THRU THE ROOF SHEATING, around the grating, to re-enter my attic; kinda like a progressive occupier. Ok. Game on.

Rodents have memory. They tell their buddies what they found and I could see an endless chain of invasion and destruction (just like progressives). I shored up the opening again and waited. It wasn’t long before I could hear a noise in the attic and upon investigation, I found Mr. Fuzzytail trying to get OUT! Ok. I removed my fix in order to give him a day to leave. The next day I re-installed my barrier and that afternoon heard another disturbance. Mr. Fuzzytail figured he could come and go again as he pleased so he decided to set up his winter nest. Ok. I put a Have-a-Heart trap with delectable goodies to munch on and waited. After 3 days of attic and insulation destruction, I changed the rules of engagement. I went nuclear. Armageddon!

Mr. Fuzzytail decided he would eat the roof, roof beams, and any other material around my fix to get out. Each time I heard the noise, I opened the attic stairs and he would scampper off to his hidey-hole. I spent 5 hours in the attic yesterday, poking and prodding every nook and cranny but to no avail. I could not find the little bastard. Needless to say, Mr. Fuzzytail’s anxiety was up from being stuck up there for 6 days now but MY anxiety was up past Devcon 1. I would wait for the noise, pull down the stairs, and see him working on his escape before he would jump down and hide. I did this 15 times and Mr. Fuzzytail would realize that there was no consequences to this action so that his frequency of returning to escape was reduced to minutes, and he would hang on the grate, just waiting for me to close the stairs. An hour ago I succeeded on extricating the squirrel. It got lead poisoning and died from an instant heart shot. I and Mr. Fuzzytail are at peace once more.

Now there are a couple of morals to this story. I could have paid out money to have a professional help, along with the money I need to put out for repairs. I really don’t need any lame-ass suggestions on what I COULD have done or SHOULD have done. I took my stress out for what was right for me. Lead poisoning seems to be a cure for what ails and I would suggest its use in certain circumstances. At least in this circumstance there was a happy ending. No, I don’t hire out. You take care of your own vermin as you see fit. I’m going to relax now.

If you missed the last GOP debate, they are still showing re-runs. Regardless, Trump has really shown over the last couple of weeks how important, special, self centered, egotistical, blah, blah, blah, he is. In an interview with Bret Baier, Trump addressed the issue with his foul mouth at rallies. He stated that that would change when it got closer to him being elected. That it would not be a problem because HE CAN CHANGE AND BE ANYTHING HE WANTS TO. Hmmm. That doesn’t sound good, does it? Then he gets to the last debate and starts trashing G. w. Bush about invading Iraq, knowing there were no WMD’s, and that the 9-11 attacks were because Bush wasn’t keeping us safe. You know, we already dispelled those myths and proved where the change of events and faults lie. I guess Trump wasn’t listening; mainly because he was a devout Dem at the time and, apparently still is. Zebras can’t change their stripes. After the debate, Trump made a comment about all the booing he was getting while trashing G. W.. Know what he said? He stated that the pledge he signed was a two edge thing where he could run another party and that Rense Priebus should be fired. Don’t say you weren’t warned about this knucklehead Trump.

We went through this crap with Obama. Obama hung himself many times over in his first year and what happened? He got re-elected. Sanders, a devout Socialist, listed as an Independent, is running for President on the Dem side, and he is getting strong support. Hillbilly, who should be in jail or worse, still has a massive following. What does this all mean? People are still sheep. Voters are not doing their homework and this country is going to hell in a hand basket with people’s eyes wide open. What needs to happen to change all this and put things in their proper order?
1) Make Sanders run under the Independent ticket.
2) Kick Trump off the GOP ticket and let him run with one of the other parties or, better yet, let him run under the Trump party banner.
3) Have the GOP coalesce around all members (conservatives, moderates and establishment)–just no RINOs like McCain, Trump, et.al.
4) Do your homework and vote. DO NOT SIT AT HOME AND HOLD YOUR NOSE!!!!
When a conservative wins, abolish the NEA, make it mandatory to learn every aspect of the Constitution and give free one-way tickets to anyone that wants a different democracy than what America stands for. There are plenty of countries out there with the ideology these idiots are trying to inflict on us and, while we are at it, ex-patriate these fools so that they can no longer call our Republic “home”. While we are at it, teach skills to re-train individuals how to obtain and utilize common sense. Yes, I know I am barking at the moon here but, then again, I ain’t fooled by Trump either. Silly rabbit!

Don’t you hate it when the title of an article is a lie?

Well, this one isn’t, but the title of the article I’m citing is:

The Economist explains: Why lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women

They don’t actually explain why lesbians earn more than heterosexual women.

They come up with a few theories, but neglect the obvious one. Most of the mythical “pay gap” comes from women’s choosing flexibility, fewer hours, easier work, less STEM work, etc. Well, if lesbians’ brains are wired more like men, they would be making career choices more like men do. Similarly, the first article cited shows that homosexual men (who would probably choose more like heterosexual women do) earn less than men.

You make your choices, live with the consequences.

0bama will nominate a Black Muslim lesbian and yell racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamaphobia when the Repubicans try to block her confirmation.

The Repubicans will cave.

Both Sen. Sanders and Sec. Clinton want to take money from taxpayers to provide 12 weeks of maternity leave. The recurring line is, “The United States is the only developed nation in the world without guaranteed, paid parental leave.”

To be clear, they seem to be advocating for the government’s pay for the leave, not the individual employers’. While that will take the direct costs off the employer, the employer will, of course, still need to replace that employee. Naturally, if the new mother were to simply quit, the employer would also need to replace her. So the idea is to allow new mothers to take time with the newborn children without losing their jobs.

So let’s look at those other developed countries, and see how that’s working.

In the U.S., for the first month of 2016, 55.6% of women over 20 are employed, and 68.5% of men are — a 12.9% gap. In the EU, 70.1% of men are employed and 59.6% of women — a 10.5% gap. So that aspect of the program seems to be working.

Let’s look at the other side — fertility rates. Is paid maternity leave encouraging women to become mothers? In a word, NO. The fertility rate in the EU is 1.6 children per woman — far below the replacement rate. It is better in the United States, at 1.88 children per woman, but that, too, is well below the replacement rate. (Just the throw the Canadian statistics out there, their fertility rate is 1.61, right along with that of the EU.)

Emphasizing personal, selfish careerism over children, feminism and liberalism are, literally, killing European civilization. By making it easier to have both a family and a career, rather than choosing one or the other, many women are going one-and-done.

Even worse is that it is the most intelligent women who are having fewer children. In their selfishness, they withhold their intelligence from future generations. When they do have children, they have them later in life. Where a closed population of a thousand less educated people would have five thousand great-great-grandchildren in a hundred years (average of three children per woman at an average age of birth of 25), a similar set of well-educated people would have only 420 great grandchildren (an average of 1.5 children at an average birth age of 33.3).

Not only are feminism and liberalism killing Western Civilization, they are making the remnant stupider, too. Twelve weeks of paid maternity leave won’t fix that. More women leaving the work force to have children will.

I could say something like “stupid is as stupid does”, “you can’t make this stuff up”, “we are living in Bazarro-world” or any number of other things, and they would all be correct, and they would all have been said many times before, so why bother.

As you know, the Iowa caucus is over and Cruz when on the GOP side. I am surprised at the overall outcome; surprised that Huckabee got out but “happy Gilmore” still trudges on in his own happy world. I mean when you get 12 votes and there were 100+ “other”, some little voice is commanding him to stay in. Okay, listen to that little voice. The way Trump talked at the caucus speech, he and Huckabee are CLOSE friends now. Betcha Trump gets Huckabee’s delegates. Betcha Huckabee openly regrets that later on down the road too. Only speculation.

Now, on the Socialist……oops…..Dem side, Hillbilly came out on top over Sanders by…..hmmm….4 votes. But did she really? It appears that there was a virtual tie between them and Democrat rules (That’s right. They where totally prepared for a tie breaker) states you can decide with a coin toss. That seems like pure luck to me. The GOP rules do it scientifically. They do rock/paper/scissors.

Do you maybe think that these Dem “rules” are used universally, like making decisions in seats of power? Maybe that is why those Americans in Benghazi died. They lost the “coin toss”.