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Robots Would Have Done It Better



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I knew that I wasn’t feeling well last night. I should have stayed home and tried to fight off the effects of this crud, but that would have meant watching the teleprompter voices, so I headed out to a comedy show and had a great time. When I made it home, I took some knock-off Nyquil and headed to bed. And now? Now I am a hurting unit.

So no, I did not watch the teleprompter readers live. I anticipated that I would get plenty of tweets, texts, and posts that would keep me up to date. But I found myself wondering what happened when it basically went silent.

I figured it out this morning while watching the replays and realizing that politicians are not immune from the robot-ification that comes with trying to read a speech off of a teleprompter. Any passion, any feeling, any reason for anybody to pay attention to these blowhards went out the window…

What I came away with is the confirmation that what I said the other day is true: this shutdown has nothing to do with money or morals. It is 100% a power struggle. That’s all it is. One side or the other will eventually blink, and when they do, the other side will shove the knife in between their ribs.


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INVASION!



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By my unofficial count, yesterday found the word “invasion” being batted about by virtually every Chat Show host in the country and the President during his remarks on the Immigration Crises. With apologies to John, in no way, shape or form does this surprise me. It actually hit me during the break yesterday, but I never got back to it. With the discussion of Wong, we found that one of the three limits placed on Birthright Citizenship is that Invaders, however that might be ultimately defined, is one of the limits. Read the rest of this entry

Jus Soli



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The President has informed us that he is “considering” an Executive Order to end “Birthright Citizenship” in the United States.

Whether you believe that to be wrong or right says more about you and your politics than it does anything else.

The truth is that there is significant debate as to whether or not it should be a thing in the first place. There are also precedents extending far further back than a mere hundred years that make it clear that the Framers might not have seen things the same way as President Trump.

In fact, at one point in this country, the Supreme Court made it clear that the idea that just because you were born here makes you a citizen was not acceptable or Constitutional…


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