Friday, August 19, 2011
Anyway....It's Blogging By Numbers Time!!!!
1 - The official Facebook fan club has been moved. We like "likes", so come on over and and join the party.
2 - It's been a bad week for the Obama administration in the courts. The administration, who has often used an activist judiciary to vacate electoral decisions and nullify laws which have inconvenienced them, have been dealt some significant setbacks. Last Friday, the 11th Circuit declared Obamacare’s individual mandate unconstitutional. This is a victory for the 26 states currently fighting the mandate, and also fast tracks this fight to the Supreme Court, much to the chagrin of the President, who had hoped to keep this tied up in legal limbo until next year. The court did not mince words in their decision, stating;.
"It is over inclusive in when it regulates: it conflates those who presently consume health care with those who will not consume health care for many years into the future. The government’s position amounts to an argument that the mere fact of an individual’s existence substantially affects interstate commerce, and therefore Congress may regulate them at every point of their life. This theory affords no limiting principles in which to confine Congress’s enumerated power."
Essentially, the 11th Circuit ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional.
On Monday, a federal district court in Wyoming struck down regulations the Interior Department have been using to delay the issuance of drilling leases. This is a victory for American energy independence and a slap in the face to the President, as the decision was handed down from a partisan judge picked by Obama under ethically shaky circumstances.
The Imperial Judiciary the President had banked on are not playing along. Let's hope the Constitution continues to win the day.
3 - I hear they're thinking of bringing Sex and the City back to TV after all these years. I thought they already had a show like that. It was called the Golden Girls.
4 -I'll try to do this in the best taste possible considering the levity of - and the seriousness attached to - this situation, so buckle up junior.
My brother wants to go to New York. You know, do all the touristy things - Stay near 5th Ave, see Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, catch a show, go to Barney's and buy expensive pants...I don't know, whatever you do when you go to New York. My brother is king of the deal, but sometimes, the emperor finds himself without his robe. A few days ago, bursting with the energy of that bald guy from the Six Flags commercials, he called me to boast of the mother of all deals.
His flight from Canada to New York? Peanuts!! His ride from the airport to the city? As cheap as a duplex in Cleveland. His accommodations? Inexpensive and near the action. This deal did not take him much time at all to find. For some odd reason, everything was really cheap this one weekend. This one weekend in September. The weekend of September 11th - The 10th anniversary of September 11th.
Yep, things are pretty cheap when there's a good chance your flight is going to be one way, your limo is going to get hit with an RPG, and the coat check at your restaurant has a special ticket for suicide vests. My brother only realized this as we were speaking, which made the tirade of one liners I unleashed while I was talking to him on the phone all the more delicious.
OF COURSE - I do not think anything will happen to my bro. It's probably one of the safest times ever to go to New York, considering the heightened security, and he'll get to pay his respects to those whose names we remember and pray for every year...still though.
5 - Last weekend a few people told me I should blog about a certain subject which seemed like a good idea at the time - but I don't remember what it was. Bet it would have been awesome though.
6 - Have a great weekend!
Posted by Joe Leger at 5:59 PM