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Sidwhite
Abilene, Texas
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Yes GUS, 16 Year old douche bags on bicycles coming out of the woods are no longer a threat with a tiny safety pocket knife. Like I said, my friend the city policeman practically went into a programmed trance telling me the evils of a safety knife. Scary!
Ignatz If the knife had the agility to close on his fingers, it would be legal (in SA TX). only the safety feature made this tiny knife illegal. A Lowes retractable blade utility knife is also illegal to "carry" there, unless it is used in your job and you are traveling to or from a work location where it could be used.
I agree that our police forces are good Americans and I try to take opportunities to thank them for what they do. I like to think people of this quality would refuse to turn on neighbors, but… My son was biking in the neighborhood, in and around several hundred acres undeveloped, with two or three buddies during summer break when he was about 15 – 16. He had about a 1½” pocket knife with a safety lock in handle in his pocket. I bought it for him a few years before for a scout soap carving competition. The safety lock was a recommendation from his scoutmaster. One of the boys did something to get the attention of the patrolman who stopped and was questioning that guy. My son and the other kid were across the street, probably giggling or laughing. The patrolman proceeds to require all them to empty their pockets and saw my son’s knife for which he was arrested (paper warrant – no ride to jail) under a “buck knife violation”. I explained this to my friend at church (a really great guy) whom I expected to understand the ridiculous nature of this. I swear this dude went into another personality and told me all the reasons for this (City of SA TX) law about the evils of such activity. It was a friggin baby knife on a street adjacent to acres of woodlands. … I am not absolutely sure?
Thanks again JMH for your thoughtful input. What originally got me riled was a discussion in Breitbart article quoting the NYT saying that justice had broken ties on procedural and process votes in the Andrew Johnson impeachment. I just don't read the words in the constitution to allow that. I hope I have exhausted my limited ability to add anything more. Maybe tomorrow I'll explain the SCOTUS total failure on the commerce clause! The dudes believe case law at the expense of the constitution. Appreciate all of you regular JOMers!!
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2020 on Bring On The Verdict! at JustOneMinute
JMH, I guess I am hung up on the fact that the vice president never presides over the senate during its legislative action. I look at it like you the justice is presiding in a "judicial capacity", EXCEPT: The Senate is the jury. The judge gets no vote in a deadlocked jury. I don't see the judge becoming a juror. The VP, however is, per the constitution, to break any tie, and I see no exception for impeachments. Per my original "conflicts" thought, Article one section 3 clause 6 cannot completely render meaningless a statement in section 3 clause 4 ANYTIME the senate become "equally divided". Thanks for the very thoughtful discussion.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2020 on Bring On The Verdict! at JustOneMinute
Schumer claims that any senate acquittal would be void if without “all documents and witnesses” Dems want. Does that mean the Dems think the house impeachment is void since thy didn’t want or allow to have “all” documents and witnesses republicans wanted? Couldn’t wait for rulings on exec branch testimony or privileged documents. “…cant wait – must impeach now - no time to spare!!!” Plus - No republican requested fact witnesses allowed by house. America please LOOK and SEE
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2020 on Bring On The Verdict! at JustOneMinute
JMH at 3:36: 'The Vice President's tie breaking authority would not apply, since the Senate is not being convened as a legislative body, or for any other Senatorial purposes over which the VP might preside." From US Constitution: 4: The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided. I see nothing about "legislative body, or for any other Senatorial purposes" I am not convinced.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2020 on Bring On The Verdict! at JustOneMinute
Funny thing OL, The attorney drilled into me is that "words have meanings". The jest of which is that if a contract uses two different but similar words, they SHOULD be construed to have different meanings. I sent emails to my associates (after years of preaching this) that with Roberts new rulings, (there is the tax one and another) we can shitcan that contract language principle.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2020 on Bring On The Verdict! at JustOneMinute
I’m here again, way behind as usual, so maybe this has been covered. News readers (democrat operatives) and various journalist keep saying that Justice Roberts will break any tie votes. I don’t think that squares with the constitution. I work on the edge of legal things (contracts), and one thing lawyers drilled in early is a document must be read not to conflict with itself. The US Constitution specifically states that as “president” of the Senate the VP will break tie votes in the body. I see no exclusion for impeachment. The same Constitution states that the chief justice will “preside” over the trial, with no assignment of any right or obligation to vote. The VP “president of the senate” does not “preside” over senate activity, hearings or floor votes, yet can (per the same constitution) vote to break any tie among the senators. The ONLY way I see to avoid creating a conflict between the sections, is to follow all provisions of the Constitution without adding unwritten language. I do not see where the impeachment section changes or modifies that. Can our legal beagles correct me on this…
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2020 on Bring On The Verdict! at JustOneMinute
Jane, I am way behind. I just saw your TV problem and maybe your Outdoor TV / remote issue had been resolved, but it sounds like a "source" issue to me. I'm guessing that you source is not set on the HDMI from the cable but is on Wifi or some other input? Hope this has already been resolved by the excellent brain trust here at JOM. May not be the issue but I will find out later tonight when I catch up.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2020 on Trial Of The Millenium at JustOneMinute
Way behind – as usual. Today’s (first?) thought/question 1.) I Think, the senate should petition SCOUTS or at least Roberts to rule as to whether Trump has or has not been impeached. I have thought this though and determined that he has and hasn’t been impeached. Whether the speaker "as of now he is impeached", or the majority leader (waiting on transmission) is right or wrong, Since I consider myself VERY smart, I expect the Senate needs help. 2.) There may be something in the House rules that govern the houses “sole power of impeachment” that will shed light on when it actually occurs. 3.) Absent that, ISTM that the senate is required to start a trial according to its rules. What say ye?
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2019 on Real Men (And Women!) Of Genius at JustOneMinute
Moar current event thoughts: If Hunter Biden has been debunked. WTH was he doing for his excessive pay? Has anyone even given a lousy answer to that? Regarding the obstruction of congress dream… When did this become an impeachment hearing in the House. After the dem vote in the inquiry procedures, Nancy was quick to point out no impeachment hearing had been authorized by the vote. That is only an inquiry. According to Nan, the House has not authorized an impeachment hearing. If the Judicial committee voted to open a hearing, I missed it
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2019 on Saturday Action at JustOneMinute
Happy Saturday Random thoughts on current events: Back when Fusion determined that the DNC hack was the result of Russians, wasn’t the originating server in UKRANE? “Russian sympathizing oligarchs.” Do I remember this correctly? Why doesn’t Barr look into that Discussions about Carter Page, Stone and others talking about “Russia has Hillary’s emails”. MOVE GOALPOST to Hacking DNC and seeing dirt on Brazil and Wassy Shultz. I don’t think anyone has hacked Hill’s emails that were bleached. Do I remember all this correctly? Speaking of… Trump makes joke about Russia selling Hillary emails to MSM and low and behold MOVE GOALPOST and this gets tied to the DNC hack.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2019 on Saturday Action at JustOneMinute
Link below regarding brand new impeachment hearing rules. GOP Congress critters can only ask dem questions. They should ask a legitimate question then walk out when shifty instructs witness not to answer. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/07/adam-schiff-makes-up-new-rules-for-impeachment-inquiry-restricts-republican-witness-questions/
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2019 on We'll Never Have Paris at JustOneMinute
There was no 50% + 1 vote winner in MD. Will there be a runnoff?
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2019 on South of the Border at JustOneMinute
Posted by: clarice | November 06, 2019 at 10:52 AM Thanks Clarice!
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2019 on South of the Border at JustOneMinute
Looks like Lucianne is back up as of about 40 minutes ago. Quite a spread between yesterday's 11:47 pm and 11:19 this am consecutive posts.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2019 on South of the Border at JustOneMinute
Don't think I seen it mentioned here yet but it appears that Lucianne has been down since about midnight. That is my best source for articles/news - replaced my previous "go to" Drudge a couple of years ago. Anyone hear anything?
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2019 on South of the Border at JustOneMinute
…Another comment: As Mulvaney said, all “foreign aid is provided on a quid pro quo – we do this all the time”… and that is quite acceptable when Dems do in. FOR EXAMPLE: (sorry GUS) BIDEN explicitly told Ukraine that you do "this" (fire guy investigating Hunter’s company) or you don’t get "that" (money). They fired him and got the money. This is EXACTLY the way Mulvaney says foreign policy works.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2019 on South of the Border at JustOneMinute
Couple of things I have been wanting to comment but am catching up for first time in weeks. (I still had to skip several groups overnight posts and the last few pages of some of the threads). I’ve not seen this so here I go: The Dems and MSM seem to be admitting that the Biden is “dirty” and involved in Ukraine meddling in the 2016 election. How else to explain that asking Ukraine to dig into Ukrainian activity in the 2016 US elections is “digging up dirt on a political opponent”?
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2019 on South of the Border at JustOneMinute
Wow, previewed and hit post one time???
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2019 on Trouble For Trump at JustOneMinute
Jim, I don't think they are doing anything illegal. Nancy can have a "Speaker" study anytime she wants. I just would like the Pubbies to stop calling it what it is not. it is not a "House" anything.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2019 on Trouble For Trump at JustOneMinute
Jim, I don't think they are doing anything illegal. Nancy can have a "Speaker" study anytime she wants. I just would like the Pubbies to stop calling it what it is not. it is not a "House" anything.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2019 on Trouble For Trump at JustOneMinute
Jim, I don't think they are doing anything illegal. Nancy can have a "Speaker" study anytime she wants. I just would like the Pubbies to stop calling it what it is not. it is not a "House" anything.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2019 on Trouble For Trump at JustOneMinute
If this has been discussed, can someone please point me to a thread and time. I generally stay way behind on this site and have skipped large chunks of posts trying to get somewhat current. I may have missed it if it has been covered.
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2019 on Trouble For Trump at JustOneMinute