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BigmanPigman

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Hometown: Phila.,PA
Home country: USA
Current location: San Diego, CA
Member since: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:12 PM
Number of posts: 37,904

About Me

I am 57, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (a lot). My 17 year old "puppy" died on June 2, 2020. She grew up listening to Animals (Pink Floyd). She has kept me sane through the tRump years, not easy, and has given me endless love, companionship, kisses and tail wags.

Journal Archives

Lincoln Project has a good sense of humor.....

Helluva drug. @DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/pHGvU3YPnn https://twitter.com/ProjectLincoln/status/1311449480286224385?s=20

McConnell moves to protect vulnerable Republicans on health care after Schumer's rare effort to forc

Source: CNN

Republican leaders took steps Wednesday to protect their vulnerable senators ahead of an unusual vote that will put them on the record about whether they support the Trump administration's push to have the Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

The GOP move is a clear response to the rare effort by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to seize the floor and force a vote requiring them to make a choice: Support a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump or side with the law protecting people with pre-existing conditions, which has emerged as a central theme in the battle for control of the Senate and the White House.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a procedural vote on a Republican bill -- authored by vulnerable North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis -- that they say would maintain the protections for pre-existing conditions should the Supreme Court toss out the ACA. That would give GOP senators something they can point to as evidence they want to continue those protections and also allow them to vote against and defeat the Democratic bill Thursday.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/30/politics/health-care-vote-senators/index.html



Call the Senate (202) 224-3121 to encourage Dem senators and tell the GOP senators they will not be reelected if they continue with their agenda and fast tracking their SCOTUS pick.

How bad was it , Mark?

That debate was the worst thing I've ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special. https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1311198722001235968?s=20

I am confused about the chosen state electors being sent

to decide the vote . Pelosi said each sate gets one and the GOP has more than Dems. I don't get what happens between election and inauguration this year.

The Supreme Court is too powerful and anti-democratic. Here's how we can scale back its influence.

University of Chicago professor Ryan Doerfler explains how to restrain “judicial review,” the Court’s power to strike down laws.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/21451471/supreme-court-justice-constitution-ryan-doerfler

Two law professors, Ryan Doerfler of the University of Chicago and Samuel Moyn of Yale, recently released a paper laying out a way to “democratize” the Supreme Court by weakening its ability to strike down federal laws as unconstitutional (an ability usually referred to as “judicial review”). In order to pass transformative progressive legislation like Medicare-for-all or a Green New Deal and ensure the Court does not tamper with them, Doerfler and Moyn propose either stripping the Court of jurisdiction over certain legislation or imposing a supermajority requirement under which a 7-2 majority would be required for the Court to overturn acts of Congress.

When people use the term “judicial review,” usually what people are referring to is the judicial evaluation of either legislation or executive activity for conformity with the Constitution. Because the Constitution has legal priority over legislation and executive actions, courts in the US will decline to enforce either if the Constitution conflicts with them.

A whole lot of judicial activity is not judicial review, including, for example, review of executive actions for conformity with statutes when making regulations.

Olbermann on Wallace's performance tonight during debate...

No. 112: His career ended tonight, about 9:17 PM EDT https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/1311143318722695168?s=20

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-09-28/who-is-chris-wallace-presidential-debate-moderator-fox-news?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true

"Who is Chris Wallace? Meet the presidential debate moderator from Fox News?"

Daniel Dale (CNN) on fact checking the debate....

@ddale8 🔥🔥🔥: "I think it's important for us as journalists to say when both sides are not alike. and they are not alike tonight. we had an avalanche of lying from Donald Trump." https://t.co/H3ZDUjzeqT https://twitter.com/PodSaveAmerica/status/1311140174491869184?s=20

Debate microphones can't be turned off unless both debaters agree.

Team tRump won't agree with that. (MSNBC reported).

Daniel Dale fact checking debate coming up next on CNN.

I am sure he deserves a medal.

DU Poll: For how long did you watch the debate?

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