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rampartc's Journal
rampartc's Journal
July 19, 2024

is this how trump did it?

penn gillette was a celebrity apprentice ,,,,,,,,

July 3, 2024

If the debate were scored at 1 point per "truth told"

biden would have pitched a shut out.

trump was a stupid lying ass and "prominent democrats" or "the liberal media" don't bury him in fact checks because biden is old?

what is wrong with these people?

June 12, 2024

maybe the constitution has a way to deal with domestic terrorists

article 1 section 8 clause 15 , well, here is the wikipedia version

Article I, Section 8, Clause 15:

[The Congress shall have Power . . . ] To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; . . .

The states as well as Congress may prescribe penalties for failure to obey the President’s call of the militia. They also have a concurrent power to aid the National Government by calls under their own authority, and in emergencies may use the militia to put down armed insurrection.1 The Federal Government may call out the militia in case of civil war; its authority to suppress rebellion is found in the power to suppress insurrection and to carry on war.2 The act of February 28, 1795,3 which delegated to the President the power to call out the militia, was held constitutional.4 A militiaman who refused to obey such a call was not employed in the service of the United States so as to be subject to the article of war, but was liable to be tried for disobedience of the act of 1795.5

the supreme court, i think scalia wrote for the majority, has held the all individuals are in the militia according to amendment 2 and the original intent.

add them together and

the president can call each self identified militia group, each jan 6 "hostage," the proud boys as a unit, and general flynn as an individual. at na reduced rank, of course.

once enrolled, they can be court martialed, or, even better, rehabilitated.` or, my actual preference, send them to central america to fight for the peons against the chiquita death squads.

May 8, 2024

new state constitution on fast track.

i can't find anything other than the big vote to hold the 2 week convention was 67 to 27. this thing is being pushed by maga governor landry and "gop mega doner" lane grigsby.

everything on the tube is "we have to cut education and health care which is not allowed in the old constitution." but if i know these people we will see a culture war manifesto.

April 30, 2024

louisiana constitution rewrite : this must be stopped

On a party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House and Governmental Affairs Committee passed House Bill 800, which calls for convening a two-week convention next month to rewrite the constitution. HB 800 advances to the full House for consideration sometime soon.


next month ?

a 2 week convention?

how is this possible?

what is the rush?

how can we stop this?

i knew we were headed to the front lines of the culture war but this has gone nuclear.
April 25, 2024

jazz fest live from new orleans

all weekend long


90.7 fm

does anyone use a radio streaming service?

April 15, 2024

are macaques using stone tools

do we have an "animal rights" forum, because this needs to be on the radar.

if, as this article indicate, macaques are teaching their young to make and use stone tools, they have entered a paleolithic era.

that alone entitles them to, i think, extraordinary protection , not only as endangered or threatened species (macaques usually don't qualify) but as fully sentient beings.

should we help them along? or should we enact some kind of "prime directive?."
my instinct is to allow them to make their own mistakes.


April 14, 2024

Home Coming - a very short story of uncertain genre

Home Coming 4/13/2024

"Cassie, my love, come forward. we're home!"
My king. Always the greeking drama.
"At once, my lord"
"What a quaint village of mud hovels, my lord."
"Welcome to my kingdom, and you are my queen."
Again with the Greeking Drama. Who does this barbarian think i am? Ava Gabor?
"You are most gracious, your grace, but you took me out of Troy for this?"
Then this king breaks in to mansplain
"But Cassie, Troy was burning to the plain at the time."
Get me started.
"Only because you burned it to the plain. ..."
"It isn't my fault Odysseus forgot to warn me about lighting the torch inside that damn horse...."
"Forgive me, my lord, but this great joy to be home for our honeymoon is making me emotional"
After all, a priestess of Apollo must comfort the afflicted.
"Not now, Cassie, that is my wife on the pier with her new king.
Again with the Greek Drama. Maybe Orestes is cute.

rampart 4/13/2024

April 12, 2024

misgivings about the stormy danials trial

this crime involves a violation of campaign finance law, and could be used by media to explain these obscure laws to the public and perhaps call for their wider enforcement and if necessary, modification or strengthening.

but i think we know that is not going to happen. the one thing that no politician or lobbyist or media inc that runs campaign ads does not want to happen is actual application of these laws to them.

no. from a cable news standpoint this trial will be a parade of playmates and porn stars. if they are dressed frumpy for court, not to worry, there is plenty of video out there showing every square millimeter of stormy danials and (tastefully edited i'm sure) it will be running 24/7 during the trial.

do you really expect these girls to dress frumpy? the danger is visually confirming to trump's moronic fan boys that their hero is america's "alpha male.."

but this trial, unfortunately, is not about the girls, it is about the money.

March 31, 2024

Alan Toussaint - sneakin' sally throught the alley

there are a few pop versions of this song robt palmer is good , little feat better, but this is the man

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