Here’s the Deal On Sanctuary Cities

April 26, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

The the 9th circuit court overturned Trump’s harebrained decision to withdraw federal money for law enforcement from cities that he considers sanctuary cities.

The judge ruled that wasn’t constitutional because …

The Constitution vests the spending powers in Congress, not the President, so the Order cannot constitutionally place new conditions on federal funds. Further, the Tenth Amendment requires that conditions on federal funds be unambiguous and timely made; that they bear some relation to the funds at issue; and that the total financial incentive not be coercive.

I imagine the average fifth grader could understand that.

I want to stop right here and say one damn thing: Republicans do not, no matter what they repeatedly say, support the Constitution.  They try to make laws against it and now they want to hold constitutional conventions to re-write the whole damn thing.  (I suspect the role of Thomas Jefferson will be played by Donald Trump.)

Trump’s lawyers, who understood it perfectly well, tried to say that they agree with the judge completely because they, you know, went to law school.  So they argued that, “the January order was intended to be largely symbolic.” Oh dear, Judges aren’t real big on symbolic stuff and this judge called it an “ominous, misleading, and ultimately toothless threat.”

Holy damn cow. I, for one, am pleased as punch that we finally have a court ruling saying Presidents can’t go around threatening people with his tiny little hands.

Then Trump tells the judge, “See you in court!” which is also the favored weapon of tiny little hands.

The Sean Hannity goes on the electric teevee and says that the 9th circuit is the most overturned court in America, probably because it’s in San Francisco.  Hmmmmm, wildly incorrect, of course.  The most overturned is the 6th Circuit in Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky – Trump’s base.  A very close second is 11th Circuit, which is parts of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

The whole thing was a bustermuck.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

How Actual Tyranny Begins

November 28, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

For 8 years we’ve heard screwballs, fueled by weird conspiracy theorists, rail about “tyranny” from the Obama administration.  That “tyranny” was going to come in the form of gun confiscation, US Army invasion of Texas, and “false flag” mass shootings performed by actors.  The “tyranny” also came in the form of the federal government not permitting social warriors to persecute people different from them. There were a lot more idiotic assertions, but you get the idea.  None of those predictions came to pass, of course, but that didn’t stop the onslaught on BS pouring out of dozens of extremist websites and talking heads.

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