The Jury Talks Back

1/18/2011

I will admit to having missed this, but nothing more

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 3:13 pm

I know this won’t come as a great shock to anyone, and maybe I’m a tad bit late to the party, but I’m pretty sure that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) is completely fucking retarded.

“The Fifth Amendment speaks specifically to denying someone their life and liberty without due process,” she said in a speech on the House floor moments ago. “That is what H.R. 2 does and I rise in opposition to it. And I rise in opposition because it is important that we preserve lives and we recognize that 40 million-plus are uninsured.

You’re fucking kidding me, right?  I mean, she’s aware that “deprived of liberty” means “sent to fucking prison”, right?  I mean, she’s aware that “trips to the doctor” aren’t the same as “not being thrown the fuck into prison”.  She has to be.  She’s a God Damn member of Congress; she can’t be so ignorant as to not get it, right?

And one second…

it is important that we preserve lives and we recognize that 40 million-plus are uninsured.

Wait a second.  I though it was 35 million.  Where the shit did these extra 5-plus million come from?  Were they hiding in her attic?  Were they in the corner all this time, but with a lampshade over their heads?

I mean, I get it that she – and those like her – just like to make up shit as they go (under the theory that if they spout off enough bullshit they’ll leave us too confused to point out the mistakes), but come on.  This isn’t a damn Monty Python skit here, after all.

Arguing that the Commerce Clause provides the constitutional basis for ObamaCare

I mean to start with, her assumption is very likely incorrect.  This is an open legal question that is bound for the Supreme Court after all.  Not that a ruling against the abomination of a bill would dissuade her from her erroneous belief, but still…

Besides, even if we accept that the Commerce Clause does indeed give Congress the authority to force me to buy something I don’t want to buy, that does not change the fact that any law can be repealed by any Congress at any time. Just because a law is Constitutional does not mean that getting rid of that law violates the Constitution.

News flash for the Congresswoman: a law passed by Congress is not in and of itself a part of the Constitution. If it was Congress’s intention for it to be impossible for a simple repeal to void the law, they should have actually made it a part of the Constitution.

Though that would have left them with the unfortunate need to get the people to actually ratify the thing, which I somehow doubt would have happened.

So I would like to close this post with something I have not said for quite some time.  Something that I hope the painfully ignorant, dishonest, race-bating diphit of a Congresswoman Jackson-Lee knows I mean with all my heart and soul…

Fuck you, Congresswoman Jackson-Lee.

1/12/2011

And Quinn kills Illinois

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 8:21 pm

After running on a platform that included raising taxes, and with just hours to spare before the new legislature got sworn in, Quinn made good on his threat promise.

A triumphant Gov. Pat Quinn congratulated fellow Democrats early today after the Illinois Senate and House sent him a major income tax increase without a single Republican vote in favor.

Quinn smiled and shook hands on the floor of the Senate around 1:30 a.m. after the Senate voted 30-29 for the bill, which would raise the personal income tax-rate by 67 percent and the business income tax rate by 46 percent.

The House passed the bill hours earlier Tuesday night — likewise without a vote to spare and with nary a Republican in support.

Allow me a moment to share that which I believe properly shares my feelings on this matter:

That complete lack of republican votes is going to be a big point in their favor in 4 years, because there is no way our economy will improve with this hanging over us.

Hell, even Mayor Daley doesn’t like this move.

Mayor Richard Daley today predicted the increase in the corporate income tax rate passed by state lawmakers overnight will prompt a quiet exodus of jobs to neighboring states.

“Businesses don’t have press conferences like this and announce they’re moving 50 people out, 60 people out, 70 people,” Daley said.

But with several major companies in Illinois, I don’t think 50, 60, or 70 is likely.

Bosch Tools owns two companies that are in lawn and garden that are here in Illinois (One up in a suburb of Chicago, another in Peoria), and if Peoria’s people don’t see their jobs leave at the very least, I’ll be shocked.  Not to mention Catapillar, who already isn’t a huge fan of making stuff in Illinois.  I predict whole lines will get either shut down or moved out of states.

Where will they go?  Well, it isn’t like there aren’t options:

“Years ago Wisconsin had a tourism advertising campaign targeted to Illinois with the motto, ‘Escape to Wisconsin,’” Walker said in a statement. “Today we renew that call to Illinois businesses, ‘Escape to Wisconsin.’ You are welcome here.”

While Wisconsin has a higher income tax, corporate taxes will now be lower, and companies that move now get two years exemption from those taxes.

Not to mention the very attractive locale that Indiana provides, what with not being a bankrupt state looking for ways to squeeze every last dime out of every single thing it can lay hand on.

So well done, Governor Quinn.

You just killed the state.  Just like I knew you would.

We’re so proud.

You’re fucking kidding me

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 5:26 pm

“I came to mourn my fellow Tucson residents, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt…”

And applause for each speaker, and DURING the speeches?

I hate these people.  This is a God Damn memorial, not a fucking pep rally…


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