Monday, March 29, 2010

Favorite WSJ Online Post of the Day. 3.29.10

Two Papers in One!

"Seizing the opportunity presented by the Congressional holiday break, Mr. Bush announced 17 recess appointments--a constitutional gimmick that allows a president to appoint someone when Congress is in recess to a job that normally requires Senate approval. . . . Modern presidents have employed this power to place nominees who ran into political trouble in the Senate. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton made scores of recess appointments. But both of them faced a Congress controlled by the opposition party, while the Senate has been under Republican control for Mr. Bush's entire five years in office."--editorial, New York Times, Jan. 9, 2006

""--New York Times editorials commenting on President Obama's Saturday announcement of 15 recess appointments, quoted in full as of March 29, 2010

Favorite Facebook Thread of the day 3.29.10

Copeland Winthorp Hennesy At work two days ago, a co-worker of mine was claiming that Obama is the anti-christ. And she was dead serious. I almost went ballistic but instead tolder that statement was ridiculous and that she was severly misguided. Man people are fucking nuts.
Sat at 10:49am · Comment ·LikeUnlike

Jason Price Dude...who was that?
Sat at 11:07am

Copeland Winthorp Hennesy Lori D****y (name removed to protect non-participants)
Sat at 11:36am

Jason Price Ha! Thats cute.
Sat at 11:38am

Peter Nichols I thought Obama was the Anti-Buddha. I am so confused!
Sat at 12:46pm ·

Martin Baba Here's the straight dope. B. Hussein Obama is the Anti-Christ. There is irrefutable PROOF on the website link below: only hope is prayer, God and the upcoming mid-term elections (provided that Obama doesn't declare martial law and declare himself dictator for life).
Sat at 2:45pm

Evan Morris dat's nucking futz!
Sat at 8:32pm

Beth Bee Republicans are the worst man!!
2 hours ago

Peter Nichols What does this have to do with Republicans?
about an hour ago ·

Jason Price you tolder.
about an hour ago

Peter Nichols “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.” - Thomas Jefferson
about an hour ago ·

Jason Price What does this have to do with republicans? does Thomas Jefferson and sedition have to do with my cousins original status update?
47 minutes ago

Peter Nichols Granted , your familial status gives you the edge, but I too have an article:
Take that!
35 minutes ago ·

Peter Nichols As for Thomas Jefferson & sedition. I didin't even know he used his basement for hiding people!
34 minutes ago ·

Jason Price clearly, with what may be true in the article you refered to, you should acknowledge that the people who agree that the president is the Antichrist are delirious. No? John may or may not be my cousin.Some things that you read are not true.... See MoreAssuming that all that is writtin is true, this worry about who the antichrist is or is not is a waste of everyone's time.
25 minutes ago

Peter Nichols Protecting a person's right to say something does not assign agreement with the statement. I once saw a guy link a Thomas Jefferson quote with Sedition. As foolish as it sounded, I believe he had the right to say it.
12 minutes ago ·