Friday, May 7, 2010

Impressions on the Rochester 9/12 US Senatorial Debate (Republican) held last night

by Tom May 7, 2010

Luckily, I was able to attend the Senate Candidate debate last night in Rochester. I watched last week’s NHIOP "debate" (online) but heard that the Rochester event might be more of a true debate, where candidates actually engage each other. Well, it didn’t exactly go that way, but it was better than the ‘infommerical" that […]

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Rochester 9/12 – US Senatorial Debate (Republican) – Intro ceremonies & opening speeches

by Skip May 7, 2010

Update:Tom just emailed that the video is not working – am investigating! Last night the Rochester 9/12 (NH) group sponsored a US Senatorial debate for the Republican candidates.  The major focus was not the candidates themselves; rather, this was a chance to see member submitted questions for the candidates around the US Constitution and how […]

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Rochester 9/12 – US Senatorial Debate (Republican) – Question 1

by Skip May 7, 2010

Question 1:  Do you carry a copy of the Constitution, when was the last time you read it, and why do we need a Constitution? Last night the Rochester 9/12 (NH) group sponsored a US Senatorial debate for the Republican candidates.  The major focus was not the candidates themselves; rather, this was a chance to […]

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Rochester 9/12 – US Senatorial Debate (Republican) – Question 2

by Skip May 7, 2010

Question 2: Do you support the Patriot Act, is it Constitutional, and if yes, where does the Constitution say it is? Last night the Rochester 9/12 (NH) group sponsored a US Senatorial debate for the Republican candidates.  The major focus was not the candidates themselves; rather, this was a chance to see member submitted questions […]

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Rochester 9/12 – US Senatorial Debate (Republican) – Question 3

by Skip May 7, 2010

Question 3: Do you support the Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigrants? Last night the Rochester 9/12 (NH) group sponsored a US Senatorial debate for the Republican candidates.  The major focus was not the candidates themselves; rather, this was a chance to see member submitted questions for the candidates around the US Constitution and […]

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Rochester 9/12 – US Senatorial Debate (Republican) – Question 4

by Skip May 7, 2010

Question 4: Do you support Amnesty or other policies that reduce the number of illegal aliens? Last night the Rochester 9/12 (NH) group sponsored a US Senatorial debate for the Republican candidates.  The major focus was not the candidates themselves; rather, this was a chance to see member submitted questions for the candidates around the […]

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Rochester 9/12 – US Senatorial Debate (Republican) – Question 5

by Skip May 7, 2010

Question 5 – Read in the Constitution: Article 1 Section 8 Paragraph 15 Article 1 Section 10 Paragraph 3 According to these Constitutional definitions, does the current immigration crisis rise to the definition of "invasion"? Last night the Rochester 9/12 (NH) group sponsored a US Senatorial debate for the Republican candidates.  The major focus was […]

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Rochester 9/12 – US Senatorial Debate (Republican) – Question 6

by Skip May 7, 2010

Question 6: Is Education a States’ Rights issue?  How should Federal Education mandates be funded? Last night the Rochester 9/12 (NH) group sponsored a US Senatorial debate for the Republican candidates.  The major focus was not the candidates themselves; rather, this was a chance to see member submitted questions for the candidates around the US […]

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Rochester 9/12 – US Senatorial Debate (Republican) – Question 7

by Skip May 7, 2010

Question 7: Would you support abolishing of the Federal Department of Education, and if so, why? Last night the Rochester 9/12 (NH) group sponsored a US Senatorial debate for the Republican candidates.  The major focus was not the candidates themselves; rather, this was a chance to see member submitted questions for the candidates around the […]

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The Suns Also Set

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2010

  Here’s an appropriate letter to the editor of a Phoenix Newspaper regarding Suns Owner Robert Sarver’s approach to illegal immigration law.   What if I sneaked into a Suns game? May. 6, 2010 12:00 AM So, Mr. Sarver, if I can sneak into a Phoenix Suns game without getting stopped and occupy a seat […]

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“I’ll get back to you on that”

by Skip May 7, 2010

I posted this last night upon returning from the Rochester (NH) 9/12 US Senate candidate debate (Republican) last night: …NOW, this was a Constitutionally based crowd – THEY came up with the questions and NOT the moderators.  They KNOW this stuff better than the candidates – even better than most lawyers.  All night long we […]

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Notable Quote – Patrick Henry

by Skip May 7, 2010

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1778)

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Unemployment is 9.9%

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2010

This months Bureau of labor statistics (BLS)report issued every month on the first Friday (at about 8:30 am), reads like there is a positive trend afoot, except that 15.3 million Americans (and some unidentified number of illegal immigrants) are not employed.  They make no mention of unemployed illegals.  I just tossed that in because it will piss off […]

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The Peoples Republic of Hodesistan

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2010

  In the People’s Republic of Hodesistan (PRH) unemployment always hovers around 9-10%.  That’s the new normal.  And it has to be.  No matter how many bail outs and prop ups and incentives Mr. Hodes conceives to redistribute your earnings, there is never enough of other peoples money.  As the tax dollar pool from which his […]

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Results of Governmental Dependency

by Tim Condon May 7, 2010

What’s happening in the increasingly violent protests in Greece is interesting. As near as I can make out, it seems that the rioters are rioting against "reality," i.e. the fact that the Greek government no longer has money to give them, and can no longer support them (the obvious solution of course is to get […]

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A sobering thought on a possible future:

by Skip May 7, 2010

From National Review (emphasis mine): Radio Free New Jersey has an open letter to the Greek protestors. It does not mince words: Morons, There is no money. There is no one else’s pocket left to pick. You can’t borrow anymore, you can’t print anymore, and you can’t steal anymore from anyone else. Of course it’s […]

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“Not Juxtaposed Enough”

by Skip May 7, 2010

I generally don’t just put up whole posts from other sites without some kind of commentary, but I think this speaks for itself: Not Juxtaposed Enough Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterizes the United States Federal Government approach to BP: “Our job basically is to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum to carry […]

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