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Well we knew this was coming! Found a link to this over at New Hampster’s site:

 http://www.partizane.com/node/775

and I thought it was important enough to spread far and wide. People need to know what is going on. Take a look:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:hj5ih.txt.pdf

 

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ST SESSION H. J. RES. 5

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal

the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation

on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to

the Committee on the Judiciary

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United

States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment,

thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms

an individual may serve as President.

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

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of the United States of America in Congress assembled

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(two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the fol4

lowing article is proposed as an amendment to the Con

 

 

 

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stitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all

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intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when

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ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several

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States within seven years after the date of its submission

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for ratification:

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‘‘The twenty-second article of amendment to the Con5

stitution of the United States is hereby repealed.’’.
 

 

So it didn’t take long at all for them to get started on their wet dream of having Obama be president forever did it? I think people need to know about this and we need to make it clear to our lawmakers that we DO NOT approve of this attempt at turning our country into a full blown dictatrship! We DO NOT want to abolish term limits and as a matter of fact I would LOVE to see some term limits imposed on members of Congress as well!

We are fed up with Career Politicians who stay on the payroll and do nothing for the citizens. Fooey to these people who sit there year after year collecting government paychecks AND lots of perks and contributions from lobbyists and special interest groups!

But most important of all WE DO NOT WANT TERM LIMITS FOR THE PRESIDENCY TO BE DONE AWAY WITH!  There are/were very valid reasons and arguments for term limits the main one beiong that we are a democracy not a monarchy. If we wanted a king we would have chosen to do that a long time ago. Our founders wanted no kings, no royalty just the process of electing our leaders and the knowledge that all natural born citizens were eligible for the job. Allowing any elected leader to take more than two terms is completely against the idea of a free and democratic society where no one is automatically entitled.

I saw some idiots were going on about how they could handle a dictatorship as long as Obama was in charge! Yeah! They actually call themselves democrats  Americans and spew this crap!

Perhaps the average Obamabot likes the idea of being told what to do and how to do it and not having to think for themselves but the rest of us would lie to keep the democratic process that we have used for over two hundred years thank you very much! Truly these idiots have no clue and it would serve them right if they were to get their wish. However the rest of us do not want to live like that just to teach them a lesson.

We cannot allow this to happen!

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I have to say it’s been quite entertaining to watch the parade of people withdraw themselves from nominated positions as they head over to find their places underneath the bus. It’s probably a  fleet of buses or a long train by now there are so many people under it!

 It seems many of them have a hard time remembering  to pay their taxes. Hmm are these the same people who were blathering on about how paying taxes was patriotic and we should all want to pay higher taxes? Isn’t that what Joe Biden said?

Of course I forgot to mention Bill Richardson who is currently under investigation by a federal grand jury in a pay to play scheme thus he had to withdraw from his nomination for Secretary of Commerce.

Then we have Tom Dashel and Nancy Killefer withdrawing for not paying taxes and Tim Giethner was confirmed despite having a similar embarassing problem. Not to mention the whole “nobody will work in my administration if they have been a lobbyist.” thing.

Give us a break! Now the media is finally starting to report on the plethora of problems. Well all I can say is where the hell were they for the last two years? How is it no one saw this coming? WE saw it coming! We told you so idiots!

I’ll tell you why no one saw this coming because the mainstream media deliberately played the role of public relations representative rather than do their job and report accurately the facts and or lack of them in an unbiased and professional manner. They in fact became more than a little responsible for the outcome of the primaries and the election and they will share the responsibility of the aftermath.

I will admit to being pleased with the decision to limit the salaries and bonuses of top executives of companies that take Bailout funds. I think pretty much everybody agrees on that except maybe the execs who will have to take a pay cut.

Listen if they want the taxpayers to bail them out they should expect some conditions. After all if they are in bad shape and need bailing out shouldn’t they be looking for ways to cut expenses and railse more capital? Isn’t that more reasonable than to continue spending on lavish office remodels or over the top business retreats? Or paying say, $400 Million to have your name on a stadium?

If they want us to foot the bill they should expect not to go on as though it’s business as usual. It’s not. Not when you need bailing out that is about as far from business as usual as you can get and still be in business and it dictates that you do some serious evaluation and re-tooling at the very least. To get out of the position where you need a bailout and get to a position where you make a profit they should be thinking this way already.

If they don’t like the conditions they should look elsewhere for help. Now if they want to pull their own fat out of the fire it is their business how they spend their gains. That’s the American way.

Though lately I’ve had some interesting conversations with people on this subject and find myself wondering what some people are really thinking. One friend suggested that we go even further and limit the salaries and bonuses of all company executives regardless of whether they accept bailout funds or whether they are private or public companies.

His theory is that no one can possibly make more than the president without having broken some law or regulation and without having screwed over “the rest of us”. My reaction was something like WTF?

I think that is way too far myself. Isn’t one of the greatest things about our country? Isn’t the American Dream the idea that if you have an idea or a product, a service or whatever and you do what it takes to make a sucsess the sky is the limit? The idea that anyone can make it regardless of who they are?

I understand the anger and the feeling that many times the Big Shots get where they are on the backs of the rest of us. I mean I get just as PO’das the next person over all these people who rip others off or waste money on stupid things then cry about needing a bailout even as their own bad management caused the problem but do we really want to go so far that nobody can make more than a set amount?

Who decides what that amount is? Will that amount be different for different people or will everybody have the same limits? What happens if your idea makes more than that? Should you not benefit from your efforts?

I’m all for doing what we can to preserve the idea of freedom we have here. I want to improve it as well by doing what we can to make all of us more free and insuring equality but if we get too involved in legislating people’s freedom it can have the adverse effect of making us all less free.

JMO what’s yours?

 

CQ

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Please be advised that I am dedicating more time to work and less to the blog now that the campaign and elections are over. Therefore it may be a while before I get here to approve comments. Be patient please. I’ll try to get to them as quickly as I can but after the last two years of spending way too much time blogging and such I need to spend more time on projects that provide an income. 🙂

CQ

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since I’ve posted anything. Real life has kind of gotten in the way. Work, taxes and one of my favorite shows, Big Love, is back so I’ve been busy!

First of all is anybody else out there as addicted to HBO’s Big Love as I am? Season 3 is in full swing and it seems like it will continue to get more and more crazy! That’s good for all of us fans.

When the last season ended I predicted Sara, Bill’s oldest daughter was pregnant and sure enough it’s true. Roman is scheming from his jail cell and his sneaky and conniving son, Alby, has moved in to the Big House, taken over as the next “True Prophet” of Juniper Creek and is working to keep Papa behind bars by giving the “Joy Books” to the prosecution. After all it was Alby who gave them the information that put Roman behind bars at the end of last season.

There is so much more going on it would take an entire post to discuss it all. With crazy Wanda and her penchant for poisoning people, Nikki working at the DA’s office under sister wife Margene’s name is working secretly to help her father by getting inside info in the case such as the identities of the “Jane Does” who are slated to testify against him.

The family is formally courting Ana and it’s predictably not going very smoothly. Barb’s sister is on yet another vendetta to destroy the family and most riveting is Lois, Bill’s batty mother has kidnapped and tied up Frank and dug a hole for him. He is after all the father that everyone loves to hate played so well by Bruce Dern. I hope she doesn’t really go through with her plan as he is a great character and the interaction between the two of them is always hilarious!

We are finally finding out some of the answers to the burning questions left by the first two seasons. Nikki was married before, Maggie committed suicide because she was married against her will, possibly to Roman and Don and Peg have found themselves “unhappily monogamous” (Peg’s words) as their wives Verny and Jo Jo have run off, TOGETHER! We saw the scene with the two of them playing footsie under the table in Season 1 and now we know it was more than sister-wife playfulness!

Like most fans of the show I am totally obsessed and can’t wait for the next episode. The characters and story lines are so well written and acted with so much depth it sucks you right in and you find yourself wanting more. It’s a shame more shows are not written and produced of this quality. Unfortunately there is a trade off though. You get better quality but less episodes and a longer wait between seasons but it’s definitely worth it!

So, any other Big Love fans out there? Got any thoughts or predictions?

 

CQ

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