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June 29, 2012

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when are you going to review your posts about global warming?

People are saying that Roberts' opinion will rein in the commerce clause but I am skeptical. The four liberal justices indicate in Ginsburg's dissent that they were ready to uphold Obamacare on those grounds and you can be sure that this precedent won't matter if the balance of power in the court tips any further.

I love the idea that someone who has studied law dismisses a matter of mere wording.

SCOTUS has, at this point, lost all my respect. I no longer have any interest in what the law says. I go my own way now.

Like the electric car income tax credit -- Have a child and get an income tax deduction (or Earned Income Tax Credit) or not have a child and get penalized.

There is evidence that Scalia wrote his opinion expecting it to be the majority opinion. However, Roberts wrote the actual majority opinion, and it is too long and too polished to be something he did at the last minute.

It seems likely there was no agreed majority position at the initial conference. Different justices started writing up their opinions. Scalia expected to be able to get Roberts on board with his opinion, but could not.

The Scalia opinion ignores 200 years of precedent on severability to get to his goal of throwing the whole bill out. That may have been too much for Roberts.

I think Roberts is jurispruditionally correct.

Now Obama has to explain why we should want to be taxed to provide medical coverage for illegals, whose taxability is not enforceable.

Obama is absolutely rockin' it.

Starts with Leadbetter Act because there's no difference between sexes,
Follows with giant stimulus transfer to friends,
Ends deportation to shore up Hispanic vote,
Starts cracking down on employers who don't hire felons because it's raaaacist,
Jedi mind tricks Roberts into some unreal transfer from old whites to NAMs,
Pushes food stamps for ALL,

Gets big ups from HS.

Either Obama is awesome or conservatives are completely useless.


[Slightly off-topic]

A young, sporty and dynamic French MP dies at 42 years old from cardiac arrest: http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2012/06/30/olivier-ferrand-le-president-du-think-tank-terra-nova-est-mort_1727447_823448.html

Guess what? He had begun to run marathons a few days before.

Do people here ever wonder that Obama is half NAM? It could be the part of him which pushes all these welfare policies down our throats.

When did Blacks ever had the intelligence to create a self sustaining society without the help of others?

Anyone read this? Asians are the happiest group of people in America, with the highest household income and educational attainment.

http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/19/asian-americans-more-than-latinos-are-largest-group-of-new-arrivals-in-u-s/?hpt=hp_t2

On the contrary, NAMs and their liberal ilks are always downers and have tried to destroy this country. We know that. When will White Americans wake up to the cold hard fact that they have a problem that needs to be taken care of.

"I think he was pissed at Obama and was going to find the law unconstitutional (which would have created a 5-4 majority), but then decided it would be bad jurisprudence to find a law unconstitutional because of a “technicality of wording.” As I wrote in April (and it wasn’t an original thought), everyone agrees that it’s OK to raise taxes and give people free health insurance."

Obama and the Democrats went to the court and insisted Obamacare and the mandate were not taxes because Obamacare would be a revenue provision if it were technically considered a tax. Whether Obamacare is a revenue provision/tax is important for the future of the act because revenue provisions such as tax hikes or tax cuts can employ "reconciliation" to bypass the standard 60 Senate threshold to end a filibuster (Reconciliation is how Bush 2.0 got around Democrat filibusters to pass his original tax cut bills passed in the early 2000s when the Senate was split 50-50 with Cheney acting as the tie breaker).

Reconciliation is a problem for the Democrats because a Republican congress and president could avoid the filibuster and pass repeal with only 51 Republican Senators if Obamacare was legally considered a tax.

Although I agree that Robert's decision was atrocious, the fact Obamacare *has* been declared a tax by the Court means Republicans could repeal the whole bill using Republicans if the hold the House, take the Senate, and capture the White House. The odds favor all of those things happening because the economy is terrible and will only get worse and because the Democrats have many vulnerable Senate seats that they are likely to lose this cycle. The Republicans will probably end up with more or less 55 Senate seats after the election, they will hold the House because of gerrymandering and because they will take out some vulnerable Democrats who survived the 2010 GOP wave, and Romney will likely beat Obama because of the poor economy.

To suggest the ruling is correct is to ignore another aspects of reality. Remember the Constitution is not a suicide pact, yet now you have made it one. The country was obviously founded on limited government with majority power to the states. Therefore, it takes someone with balls to push it back to the baseline laws that still exist but are not followed. To suggest pussy footing around is the way to go is also the road to doom. Soon the Executive will have near unlimited power. The unlimited power of the Nazis is what enabled the Holocaust; not hate is often promoted by clueless idiots. When the Executive has full power to tax, imprison and interpret regulations, the injustices are going to pile up faster and faster. Already, the Executive abuses power like nobody's business; a quick check at Lew Rockwell's blog will show plenty of examples.

"When will White Americans wake up to the cold hard fact that they have a problem that needs to be taken care of."

The problem the conservatives have fighting the left is that they concentrate all of their political firepower at Democrat politicians, while leaving the liberal bureaucracy/Cathedral untouched. The liberal institutions are not accountable to even elected officials, and certainly not the people, for their disastrous policies. In fact, the liberal bureaucracy becomes larger whenever their policies like diversity, high carb diets which have bloated American waistlines, carbon reductions, etc, fail, because they use the failure of their policies to demand more government. And bigger government means more Cathedral sector jobs for the liberal arts graduates in think tanks, colleges, government agencies, newspapers, who then go on to be administers within the cathedral apparatus.

When government meddling in healthcare caused premiums to rise, the liberals blamed higher health care costs on the private sector and demanded the only solution to bad government policy is more government interference and control over the medical sector.

By causing new problems (carbon emissions) or making a bad problem worse (non-white immigration) liberals create more Cathedral jobs for themselves.

In this way, the left operates as a self-perpetuating feedback loop.

Voting against Democrat presidential candidates is fine, in and of itself. And, to be fair to the Republicans, as weak and feeble as the GOP is, they are still good at knocking out whatever goon the Democrats nominate every 4 years. The GOP has won 7 of the past 11 presidential elections and they are going to be 8 for 12 by election day, and this is despite every organ of the Cathedral apparatus doing everything possible to get the Democrats elected.

While Democrat politicians, as lousy as they are, can at least be voted out of office, the liberals are mostly concentrated in public sector organizations that can't be held responsible for the consequences of their actions.

Fortunately, there is some success to attacking the Cathedral incentive structure. Scott Walker dealt a harsh blow to public sector unions, and the newspapers are going bankrupt thanks to the trends set by Steve Jobs with his iPad (The Washingtonpost's revenue and circulation is plummeting, the Los Angeles Times is going to broken off from the Tribune company and sold for a fraction of its former value after the Tribune leaves bankruptcy), private sector unions are dying out.

However, the liberal arts departments still need to be brought to heel because they give credibility to whatever big government generating schemes the Cathedral feedback loop cooks up.

That's why conservatives need use the tuition debt crisis to promote policies like Rick Scott is starting to do in Florida that will defund the liberal arts.

Those anti-liberal arts policies include:

1) Making colleges co-sign student loans,

2) making both federal and private student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy after a few years.

3) Cutting out two to three years of college tuition by legislating all undergrad degree programs should be offered in a 60-80 credit degree format where there are no gened requirements. Throwing out the gened (which is where most liberal arts professors teach) is how the British and Australians run their programs. If the gened is cut of of undergrad course schedules, then students will graduate two to three years sooner, with two to three years less of debt, and most liberal arts professors would be out of jobs because there aren't enough liberal arts majors to keep their classes full.

4) Impose price controls on colleges like Rick Scott is doing.

5) Divert funding away from the liberal arts programs on public colleges and towards STEM like Rick Scott of Florida has threatened to do.

Going after the Cathedral needs to be as much a priority (if not more) than beating liberals at the ballot box.

Because if the Cathedral institutions (especially the Cathedral centers that are not directly located in DC) are brought low, the left would be crippled. Without public and private sector unions, the left would be at an even bigger monetary disadvantage. Without liberal arts professors' squid ink, the left can't attach "scientific" credibility to their next big government scheme. Without newspapers, the left can't generate mass hysteria for more government agencies to handle problems that don't exist (e.g. no more support for global warming).

Florida governor Rick Scott is showing how to take on the liberal arts. Of course, he wisely is not explicitly saying he want to pull the plug on the aptly named *liberal* arts, but I'm sure the fact the average humanities professor would deport every Republican governor to Siberian detention camps if they had the power to do so is weighing on Scott's thinking on how to make college more affordable and economically beneficial:

http://htpolitics.com/2011/10/10/rick-scott-wants-to-shift-university-funding-away-from-some-majors/

Future anthropology majors be warned, Gov. Rick Scott does not believe such programs contribute much to Florida’s economy and wants them on the losing end of university funding decisions.

Reforming Florida’s college and university system will be one of Scott’s top priorities when the state Legislature convenes in January, the governor said in an interview Monday with the Herald-Tribune.

Leading Scott’s list of changes: Shifting funding to degrees that have the best job prospects, weeding out unproductive professors and rethinking the system that offers faculty job security.

The governor has been discussing the ideas in interviews across the state as he previews a soon-to be released 2012 legislative agenda. Scott also is paving the way for the changes by making them central to his appointment process for new university board members.

Scott said Monday that he hopes to shift more funding to science, technology, engineering and math departments, the so-called “STEM” disciplines. The big losers: Programs like psychology and anthropology and potentially schools like New College in Sarasota that emphasize a liberal arts curriculum.

“If I’m going to take money from a citizen to put into education then I’m going to take that money to create jobs,” Scott said. “So I want that money to go to degrees where people can get jobs in this state.”

“Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists? I don’t think so.”

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But the proposals are being met with skepticism from college and university leaders who worry that the reputation of Florida schools will suffer and that the state will have a hard time attracting top faculty and students if certain programs are being slashed and professors feel under attack.

“It’s sheer and utter nonsense,” said former University of Florida President Charles E. Young. “They have a total lack of understanding about what a university is and what universities do.”

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While much of Scott’s higher education agenda is borrowed from Texas, his proposal to emphasize science and technology over liberal arts has been kicked around in Florida for years with limited success.

In 2010, lawmakers used federal stimulus money to increase STEM funding by $12 million. Sarasota’s New College used the money for a science program studying local watersheds.

Earlier this year, a proposal by the state Board of Governors — which sets higher education policy — to substantially boost STEM funding was ignored by lawmakers who wanted the money to come from reductions to other programs like psychology.

Led by Gaetz, lawmakers began questioning the number of psychology graduates, the most popular degree program at some state universities.

A group of psychology professors countered with a white paper noting that Florida is hardly unique.

Scott wants universities to provide students with information on average salaries for each degree program.

The median income nationwide for someone with a bachelor’s degree in psychology was $30,000 in 2006, according to the white paper.

The governor also said he hopes to come up with other ways to incentivize STEM programs and discourage liberal arts majors. But increasing overall college and university funding seems unlikely with economists predicting another budget deficit of up to $2 billion this year.

Any increased STEM funding would likely have to come from other programs, something university leaders oppose. “We do not want to, and don’t intend to, rob Peter to pay Paul,” Board of Governors spokeswoman Kelly Layman said Monday.

Governor's Rick Scott and Scott Walker are showing the GOP how to fight the left. They're going after the Cathedral tumor itself by cutting off the flow of money to the public sector unions and the liberal arts.

Defunding the Cathedral is going to be more important in the long term for conservatives than any sideshow election because the Democrats are simply an empty vessel for the Cathedral agenda much as the Republicans are have been an empty vessel for the Corporate agenda since 1865. Without the Cathedral to back it up, the Democrats are nothing and the GOP would be the ruling party/inner party just as it was between 1865-1932 and before FDR hijacked the country with unaccountable government agencies which can't even be reigned in by the Democrats.

Working the streets to gather signatures for public union defunding referendums and lobbying your state legislators to defund the liberal arts is the path to victory.

According to SurveyUSA polls of Florida and California, the law is still unpopular.

Especially the mandate.

Florida

Florida Democrats 3:1 support today's 06/28/12 Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. But Florida Republicans 6:1 oppose today's ruling. When the two groups are proportionally blended, the state of Florida comes down this way: 39% support the ruling, 50% oppose, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WFLA-TV in Tampa.

* 51% in Florida say they expect the cost of health care to go up as a result of the decision.
* 47% in Florida say they expect the quality of their health care coverage to get worse as a result of the decision.
* Moderates say the Supreme Court of the United States has integrity. Conservatives say the Supreme Court lacks integrity.

http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=3c025172-d766-4ce7-928f-01f11c9c0671

California

California Divided Over Supreme Court Health Care Ruling:

California Democrats support today's 06/28/12 Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. California Republicans oppose today's ruling. When the two groups are proportionally blended, the state of California splits: 44% support the ruling, 45% oppose, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KFSN-TV Fresno, and KGTV-TV San Diego.

* 48% in California say they expect the cost of health care to go up as a result of the decision.
* 38% in California say they expect the quality of their health care coverage to get worse as a result of the decision; 34% say it will stay about the same.
* Liberals say the Supreme Court of the United States has integrity. Conservatives say the Supreme Court lacks integrity.

http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=fba8cc3f-0bbd-48da-a99d-754e5520765c

Undiscovered Jew,

Here's an example of how fundamentally wasteful and liberal universities are:

http://www.weeklyweinersmith.com/?p=226

It's a podcast about Science Exchange, which only recently started developing a market for scientific equipment and experts. For decades, universities have sat on billions of dollars of obsolescing, taxpayer-funded equipment while highly trained scientists have been sidetracked with tasks that they're unskilled at because.... there was NO market development.

Most STEM is bullshit, too. And almost all scientists are clueless liberals.

"Either Obama is awesome or conservatives are completely useless."

Obama has done a good job of delivering to the people he needs to come out and vote for him in the upcoming election. The government doesn't have any resources, though. So in order to give something to person A, he needs to take it from person B. The Republicans haven't done a good job of finding each individual person B, making him aware that he's getting screwed under the Obama regime, and forming him into a coalition with every other person B. Even if they manage to do that, it may not be enough. They can get the vote of the white middle class but immigration and welfare policies of previous Democrat administrations have made that group a minority. The other big current loser under Obama is the future generations that will have to pay back the trillion dollar yearly deficits he ran. The Republicans can't get their vote because they aren't even born yet.

"Most STEM is bullshit, too. And almost all scientists are clueless liberals."

There's BS research in STEM too, but the benefits of the good research outweighs the negatives by quite a bit.

And while scientists do tend to be very liberal because they are more atheistic than the rest of the population, they don't lead liberalism the way liberal arts profs do, in part, because scientists aren't telegenic and are normally busy with research.

The liberal arts professors, though, are the hardcore ideological fanatics who need to be brought down via budgetary measures.

Again, conservatives need to worry less about winning presidential elections and start going after the Cathedral bureaucracy.

Scott Walker has shown us the way, and Rick Scott of Florida is clearly eyeing some way to choke off money to the lib arts.

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