News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories. This edition is all about how Obama’s unconstitutional actions WILL affect your life
Brief 1: One option that a president has to get some of his controversial nominees appointed is to wait for Congress to recess and then is able to appoint them to a limited term. I remember celebrating W’s recess appointment of John Bolton as U.N. ambassador. Obama stired controversy on recent recess appointments because Congress was not actually in recess. The Supreme Court and settled law had determined that if Congress was not in session for three or more days then they were in recess. Obama, with the backing of his Justice Department waited ONE DAY to claim a recess and appoint his henchmen. Fortunately we have a strong Congress who cares about maintain the delicate balance of the three branches of government and will soon fix/find a way to reverse the appointments – – Oh wait we don’t have enough Congressmen with the guts to take on Obama.
In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…
First the headline:
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday failed to stop the enactment of new energy-saving standards for light bulbs they portrayed as yet another example of big government interfering in people’s lives. [“portrayed” is incorrect as the new standards are an example of government interfering in people’s lives by mandating what kind of light bulb will be available for them to use – taking choices away is interfering!]
“Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shade of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field; that, of course, they are many in number; or that, after all, they are other than the little, shriveled, meager, hopping, though loud and troublsome, insects of the hour.
This series is a variation of the game you play with your fortune cookie by adding the phrase “in bed” after your fortune. In this case the headline will be displayed followed by the phrase that should follow. I hope that you enjoy.
Ahmadinejad says Iran may end enrichment…
It’s just cheaper to buy it from Russia
Council on American Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) promises to sue and that heads will roll
Miracle Whip could not be reached for comment
You may have gathered from reading my posts (Thank you so much for coming back) that I listen to a lot of talk radio. A recurring theme that I have noticed lately is when the host “goes to the phones” to talk to callers. Many have been asking about what to do next. They have attended protests, called their elected officials, they e-mail, they get frustrated. A local host (Glen Meakem) made a suggestion recently that is a great idea.
I have been listening and writing about President Obama’s push for ” I have been frustrated by the misinformation that is constantly provided by a frighteningly benign main stream media. Even conservative pundits slide and use terminology that gives strength to the plunge into Obamacare.
Everybody in America (that includes those who are here illegally) has HEALTH CARE, what they all do not have is HEALTH INSURANCE! 100% of Americans have HEALTH CARE; the best health care in the world. Ask the Canadians, Brits, and others who come here for treatments not available from their nationalized health care systems.
“The seeds of the Little War were planted in a restless summer during the mid-1960s, with sit-ins and student demonstrations as youth tested its strength. By the early 1970s over 75 percent of the people living on Earth were under 21 years of age.
The population continued to climb — and with it the youth percentage.
In the 1980s the figure was 79.7 percent.
In the 1990s, 82.4 percent. In the year 2000 — critical mass.”
William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson (Introduction to the novel Logan’s Run)