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Summer

If her ass had a “LIKE” button I’d push it!

 

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The Fork in the Road.

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Polybius believed that Republican Rome had designed a new form of government that could help check this inevitable decline. Rome combined all three forms of government — monarchy (its elected executives, called consuls); aristocracy (the Senate); and democracy (the popular assemblies). In this mixed form of government, each branch would check the corrupting ambitions and power of the others.

How many people know that prior to the 17th Amendment, Senators were not directly elected by popular vote. They were appointed by the States, each State being allowed to decide the method of selection. This was intended to remove the office of US Senator from the hurly burly of the popular election and allow wiser and cooler heads select a man that would be primarily concerned with defending the interests of his state.  Instead what we have today is a super-representative, just like a Congressional Representative but sits in a different room in Washington. With the rise of political parties and their primacy in controlling national elections, many (if not most) Senators are of principal loyalty to their party, not their home state.

(In reading the comments following Doug Ross’s post, I found in this comment a better phasing of my above sentiment):

Yet with the 17th Amendment, with the direct election of Senators, did we do away the “aristocracy” and create two chambers of democratic passion, the 17th amendment also decreased the power of the states.

Before the 17th amendment, states appointed Senators. So not only were Senators insulated from the daily passions of the masses, they were also beholden to protect the rights of the state versus the Federal government.

Either way, we have been and still are on the wrong course.  Power, and not just political power, is gathering, concentrating.  The Executive Branch now includes vast numbers of appointed bureaucrats. Under Obama they have reached the point that they believe they are above the law. And they are right.  The EPA ignores the rulings of State and Federal judges, the Attorney General of the United States ignores censure and instructs his Federal Attorneys to do likewise.

You could kill the current crop of power-mad incompetents and another batch would pop up to grab the reins of power. So how do we dissipate this unhealthy concentration of federal power?

End the War on Drugs. Run up the white flag, we lost.  But continuing to allow it to be the excuse for the crushing intrusion of the government into our homes and the perversion of our laws is worse, far worse. As far as I’m concerned, the government should start selling pure, uncut drugs on every street corner tomorrow. Better all around.

End the War on Terrorizing American citizens. I’m not sure that the worst the Islamic terrorists could do would be much more emasculating or costly than what we have been doing to ourselves.  Dump the new, ineffective and expensive Government Agency and admit it was a bad idea in the first place. Send all it’s employees back to whatever Institute for Sexual Perversion they came out of.

End the War on Business. What more need I say? In fact, across the board lets get rid of all “One Size Fits All” regulations and the narrow minded assholes public servants using them to ride our backs.

The problem with the Republicans, and other potential replacements for the current administration, is that they don’t especially want to see the concentration of power dissipated. They just want their turn at the wheel. (or holding the whip) So who is really interested in reining in Federal Power? The States obviously. How?   Stop sending Democrats (any Democrat) and Rhino’s to Washington, DC.

What can each of us, personally, do and starting today?  Stop watching the Boob Tube. Especially stop watching the News. It is the first link in our chains, the daily attack on our virtue and reason. It is the opiate of our minds. It is how the labels and the libels of the left are implanted; from Pink Slime to Fracking, what is is and blaming the murders of the left on the defenders of the right.

I fear that we may be the last generation to know what liberty is. I hope we don’t go down without a fight.

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Your Second Amendment

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Weymouth, before and after the rain.

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Front and Federal Street in Weymouth

Been a very (very) dry summer, haven’t seen any of these in a long time.

IMG_0447 mushroomOver three days, over five and a half inches of rain.

P1000104 rain guage wed to thurOn Thursday I had to empty the rain gauge and start over…

P1000105 rain guage thur to friQuite a storm, again, been a long time since we’ve had a Wind/Rain storm like that.  I stopped at the gas station during the rain and found that the prices have dropped a lot.  I had the cash in hand; two twenties, and a ten. When the guy finished and said,” thirty-nine”, I just looked at him.  He repeated, “thirty-nine”,  I shook my head  and said, “Sorry, I couldn’t believe my ears.  A pity we couldn’t have had those gas prices and this rain two months ago.”   He agreed.

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Who else needs a laugh?

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Life and death…Carry on.

‘Why did they kill Excalibur? He wasn’t to blame for anything': Husband of Spanish nurse who recovered from Ebola says she is distraught to learn her dog was put down

Javier Limon (pictured with Excalibur), has said his wife, Ebola survivor Teresa Romero, is heartbroken that their beloved dog was put down when she was quarantined.

Waiting for his master who will never come home: Murdered Canadian soldier’s forlorn dogs look out for his return after he was gunned down by Muslim convert gunman

A day after the 24-year-old Canadian reservist and single dad was gunned down in Ottawa on Wednesday, his forlorn dogs could be seen peering out from his family’s home in Hamilton, Ontario. Nathan Cirillo was devoted to his animals, posting image after image of him grinning beside them to his Instagram feed. Friends also recounted the story of him recently finding an abandoned, emaciated puppy that he nursed back to heath and then re-homed. Cirillo, who was shot dead as he stood guard at the National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday, also leaves behind a six-year-old son.

In Spain a woman who survived morns for her friend.   In Canada a dog waits for a friend who will never return.  In my opinion, both were preventable.

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Thanks, but the truth is sufficiently frightening.

Doctor: Health Authorities Covering Up Ebola-Like Cases in U.S.

Exclusive: Patients being “disappeared” to prevent panic!!!

There’s no link because I don’t intend to promote this type of hysteria.  I always make an attempt to check on the stuff I post here or at least stick to reliable sources.  This does not pass the smell test.

Thanks, but the truth is sufficiently frightening.  No need to make shit up.

New York Ebola doctor’s fiancee and TWO friends are quarantined amid fears he gave them deadly virus: Potential victims in isolation – and there could be more after he spent SEVEN days riding the subway, bowling and traveling in Uber taxis

See what I mean?

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“How often does Homeland Security show up to your panty shop?”

KCcrown“These two tall, strong undercover officers had to stand there and count the panties,” she giggled. “They didn’t not seem to want to carry out their appointed task that day.”

Point of order (or is it call to question?).  How many illegals slipped across the border today? How many were militants? How many were exposed to Ebola?

Call me crazy but I don’t think that sending Homeland Security out on panty raids should be in their job description…must be a lot safer though.

Or course there are some women I know…and then there’s this.

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I’ve always wondered what nipple studs were for…

The purpose

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