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Republican stonewalling of Scalia's replacement is treason

Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution reads:

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.


Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution reads:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.


18 USC 2381 reads:

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.


Any Republican who prevents the president of the United States from carrying out his duty to choose a justice to replace Antonin Scalia has committed the crime of Treason, and should be punished by five years in a federal prison, fined $10,000 and permanently lose the right to hold a government job of any kind.

Fuck these people. They want war? Well, there's a penalty for committing one against the country you're sworn to serve.

Obama's next Supreme Court appointee needs to meet two qualifications...

1) liberal
2) 50 or under

My first choice was Stephen Reinhardt, who is known to be one of the most liberal judges in America. Problem is, he's over 80 years old. I think he'd be a great Supreme Court justice but he'll probably die in five years.

My second choice is Stacie Beckerman...the magistrate who ordered the Malheur terrorists held without bail. She is known to be fair and knowledgeable about the law, from her years of experience as a federal prosecutor. She's also 44 years old. Question is, does two years as a federal magistrate qualify someone to serve on the Supreme Court?

Who else would be good?

Why does Bernie look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame?

I saw a little of the footage...there's only so much you can take of Bernard Sanders.

Besides the jazz hands and the general rudeness, I also noticed Bernie spent the entire debate stooped over - and when you watch footage of him speaking solo he also stoops. Does he do this for a reason?

How does the NFL pick the band for the Super Bowl halftime show?

Coldplay is who you get when Nickelback is too obvious. "Uhh...I know, let's pick the band whose greatest hit is this orchestral-sounding thing about a deposed monarch!" Come on guys, next year get someone who at least has fun songs...Jimmy Buffett would probably do it.

Do Bernie's fans know we EXPECTED to lose NH?

Worse, do they know we expected to lose by about that much?

Let's put this in NASCAR terms: Dale Earnhardt led, at one time or another in his career, every lap in the Daytona 500. No one remembers the year he led lap 43.



Everyone remembers the year he led lap 200.

Bernie just led lap 43. Hillary will lead lap 200.

I am SERIOUSLY unhappy with the NH results I'm seeing

Trump is so far in front no one is going to catch him. If you thought he was unbearable NOW, wait till he wins a primary!

ARE there transcripts for every speech she's ever given?

The government could seize Shkreli's $2M Wu-Tang album

http://www.complex.com/music/2015/12/government-could-seize-one-of-a-king-wu-tang-clan-album-from-martin-shkreli

Shkreli was arrested for allegedly fraudulently taking $65 million. If the government finds he used any of that money to buy Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the infamous one-off Wu-Tang Clan album he paid $2 million for, they are entitled to seize and auction it.

I would do something a tiny bit different: stream it once, charge a dollar admission, figure out some constitutional pretext to hold Shkreli for a couple of hours so he can't hear it, then enshrine it in the FBI Museum.

One small problem with Bernie's healthcare plan



This is a Harvoni tablet. It cures Hep C, if you take 84 of them over 12 weeks.

They cost $1125 each. That's not a misprint: over a thousand dollars for one pill.

Insurance companies are routinely denying coverage for this drug, and a lot of other high-cost treatments. They can't afford it.

Now...if Bernie's plan is going to cover things like thousand-dollar-per-dose pharmaceuticals that you take for twelve weeks in a row, the $3 trillion the current healthcare regime costs the US will look like a drop in the bucket.

Is a Valentine's Day sale at a mattress store just a bit too...well, OBVIOUS?

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