Nowhere in this article do I see any statement claiming Harvard graduates are infallible. Nevertheless, a Harvard Law School graduate may be considered more authoritative on issues of law than someone with no credentials at all.
The next argument is particularly specious. Neither Harvard Law School, nor Columbia, nor the University of Chicago interprets the Constitution. The courts interpret the Constitution. What each school does is teach the case law and review the major decisions.
There is no standard interpretation to which professors must subscribe in order to get or keep their positions with the university. On the contrary, good universities, like Harvard and Columbia, insist on hiring professors from the graduates of a wide variety of universities, with a wide variety of backgrounds, and a wide variety of opinion. I am certain if you were to ask any two Harvard professors about any issue you would get back three different opinions.
Rich, why didn't you post Flakes "at least a dozen" including starting a riot violations while in prison? Why didn't you post his parole violation? You made it sound like this murderer is really rehabilitated. If he comitted crimes in prison like the Denver post reported, we are all in trouble again with this unremorseful murderer! To come back to the scene of the crime and put the families through more pain is cruel and indecent! You wrote his wife "Knows him really well", really, after 1 1/2 years of hearing him downplay his role in these horrific murders? She deserves what she gets from this Evil person!
Staci: you might say "gaining in popularity". I might say, still not a very popular president.
I suppose it is all in the eye of the beholder.
When you refer to "fiscal crisis", can I assume you are referring to the national level? I agree that both parties share in its creation. However, I do not agree with "equally". The Dems and Obama in particular seem to favor the social/democratic ideology (or we could call it quasi-socialism) at one time favored by much of Western Europe. There are many countries in Western Europe that are fast coming to the realization that this concept does not work economically. Why can't we take a look over there and get a little peak as to where we are heading? You do know that Obama is far and away the biggest spender we have ever had in the White House?
Having said that, I do not give the GOP a pass either. They give the economy much lip service, but cannot seem to muster the courage to attempt to fix it.
What I think we need is a good Libertarian with the common sense of Lincoln, the charisma of Reagan, the courage of JFK, the communication skills of Bill Clinton and the good looks of (pick one).
To appease your sense of fair play:
When looking up these articles, it seems the run was about 8 to 2 of polls/stories/articles on Mr. Obama gaining in popularity rather than declining.
RE: Attacking the person rather than the politics. Nice thought. Attendance at Bocc meetings indicate that is a nicety that whizzed over the head of our locals.
None of which is worth a bucket of warm spit when it comes to solving the fiscal crisis which is equally shared as to the creation thereof. Would you agree?
Staci: when attempting to make a point, your opinion would carry more weight if you didn't cherry-pick data to support your predetermined conclusion. Here is a different and much broader perspective on Obama's rating(s).
Additionally, their is a huge difference between "bashing" a person and bashing a person's politics.
Coincidentally interesting stories just popped up bearing relevance to what those of our county commissioners of an unsophisticated nature with relatively non-related educational backgrounds do when they draft policies not in tune with current needs: We have our young talented people move away - and an upswing in the popularity of the President that Littleton/Lathen bash at every opportunity in the spirit of 'cooperative governance'.
Dan: nicely presented. I also expect a high standard from liberal media (and all media), but have been sorely disappointed. It seems there is no standards in the media any more. The media certainly cannot be trusted to supply unvarnished, hard news. They are all (or nearly all) in the tank for their respective cause(s). The sad thing is, even if they recognize it, they will not admit it. They believe (and unfortunately there is evidence to support it) they can influence public opinion by slanting the news.
Daytrip: your post was nonsensical, poorly written and truly offensive.
the wacko teabagger mentality running this county has made us the butt of jokes around the country for decades. the executive orders that the right wing bluster bags keep blathering about has nothing in it that changes regulations!! being that this county receives SO much money from the federal "gubmint" to survive, this "betty" needs to get a clue.
It's interesting how you make such a big deal about a county who refuses to abide by federal laws that infringe on 2nd Amendment rights (which ARE in the Constitution, and plus, were regulated by executive order, NOT Congress), but you seem to be fine with a state that votes to legalize marijuana (which is NOT in the Constitution). I'm pro-Amendment 64, but I'm just pointing out some inconsistencies...
Keeping and bearing arms was put in the Bill of Rights specifically to keep this issue out of public debate (along with the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, due process, trial by jury, protection against cruel and unusual punishment, etc.) All I'm saying is that issue is so weighty that it cannot simply be infringed upon by an executive order... It wasn't even meant to be an issue that was voted on, because it's a RIGHT.
Of course Harvard Law is the preeminent law school in the country, but you can't just say "He went to Harvard Law, so he's right." Harvard Law interprets the Constitution differently from Columbia Law, which interprets differently from Chicago, and so on. Simply invoking "Harvard Law says so" does not automatically make whatever you say right. Come on.
The simplistic arguments and personal attacks are unprofessional and anti-intellectual. I expect a higher standard from liberal media.
All these things going on about gun control and now a convicted felon wants a second chance. Geez, then the wife speaks to back her husband but afraid to show who she is. Aren't u proud marrying this proud Man you heard speak and put twinkles in your eyes Katrina Swenson. I mean come on. Obviously you are ashamed.
Nice story Rich ... we all remember them playing at the town hall .... walking back home you could still hear them (quite distinctly) at the pond. Mary Perry had a reel-to-reel tape (is that what they were called) in her office so she could listen to the music he sent her; she also told us stories of him dating Judy Carne from Rowen and Martin's Laugh-In. I work in a high school and I'm always telling the kids about Joe, Mary and Anne-Marie Perry. We sure did live a charmed life in Hopedale; a little bit of it remains (Clark Tournaments for sure). Ann (Johnson) Kampersal '73
Ahhh... so many of us Hopedale natives have this little "claim to fame." I can add to my story, besides the fact (like others) that Mary Perry (Joe's mom) was my gym teacher and also played bridge with my mom, that the Perrys lived down the street from where I grew up and that I on a few ocasions babysat for Joe and his sister Ann Marie. Of course I like to throw in the fact that I was mostly there for Ann Marie since I'm just a couple years older than Joe. :). I still remember him sitting in one of the living room chairs just quietly strumming his guitar. Who knew?!!
scoot: I'm wondering if you could give the folks an operational definition of the term "teabagger"?
Lamborn is trumpeting his "success" and claiming that now trespassing is legal. Wrong. The heavy lifting was done over a three year period at the local level. It was a complex endeavor that called for agreements between five private and governmental entities. Lamborn just pushed legislation to abandon the railway. While important it was worth maybe 10% of the effort. Like a politician he grandstands it. Too bad he's a teabagger and obstructs the governmental process in all other ways.
Rich - old buddy: Okay, if you are especially petty today, given you missed on your first effort, you can rebuke me for flipping there and their. I don't know what overcame me.
Congratulations Dougie. you are now 1 for 38.
I'm sorry Rich, was their a message?
"payed 1 (pd)
A past tense and a past participle of pay1."
---- or are you attempting to say that you aren't worried because you believe in fairy dust and the ole money tree?
Siggie: "...could never be PAYED"??????
"Seems while other lawmakers focused on silly things like the economy ..."
Tell me Rich, when you stated the above, did you mean that lawmakers are focused on ruining the economy? Did you mean they are focused on helping Obama run the debt so high that it could never be payed? In your twisted, liberal mind, if Obama gives everything to everyone, how is that good for the economy? Do you even know what the "economy" means? Do you even care? Do you believe, as most liberals do, that if you simply close your eyes and sing Kumbayah, the good fairy will sweep down and fix everything?
Way to declare war on a plant. http://www.schoolanduniversity.com I'm sure our tax dollars could be used more wisely.
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