Capital Punishment for Capital Crimes?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jeez! The man isn't even cold in the ground yet...

And his critics are already dancing the conga on his grave. Seriously, now.

Yes, I know the man didn't walk on water, but c'mon.

Yes, he made bad life choices; if you haven't made as single questionable choice, I really want to meet you!

He was a supreme idiot for running from that car back in 1969. Should he have gone to jail? Not sure; I'm pretty certain that the hell he went through about it since then trumps any time in the slammer. Jail isn't always the answer.

He was a fool for even being within spitting distance of his stupid nephew back in 1991. But if there is anything I know about the Kennedys, they are a close clan. And apparently, he was the surrogate father of a great deal of the 3rd generation. Oh, and did I mention that WKS was found not guilty?

I believe he drank to distraction. I guess if my 3 eldest brothers had been killed by violent means, and the entire family looked to me to carry the torch, I would take a couple of snorts too.

And, heck no, he shouldn't have run for President in 1980. Did you seriously think his family didn't expect him to? I don't think George Washington could have won against Ronald Reagan that year. Well, maybe he could have. Washington might have just gone to Iran and kicked some butt, took some names and brought our hostages home. But again, that's just my opinion.

I'm sure that, when he realized his time had come, he spent a lengthy time with his priest confessing what sins he needed to confess. I'm sure he made his peace and, guess what? We don't get to judge him anymore. Let the poor man rest.

Oh, yeah, and another thing:

"When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct." The 17th Amendment, The Constitution.

If the MA legislature wants to allow Governor Patrick to make a temporary appointment, they can do it, despite any thing that happened in the past. Es la ley. If you don't like it, too bad.

Get over it.

I do believe that the "Democrats" voted against it before because Kerry's leaving the Senate was essentially voluntary (John Kerry decided to run for President; no one held a gun to his head. And, in case I'm really senile, Sen. Kerry LOST, so it was a moot point.). Senator Kennedy's leave-taking was far from voluntary. Apples and Oranges in my humble opinion.

/end soap box rant

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Why, yes, I'm a knowledge junkie; why do you ask?

So I've been reading the Constitution of United States. Yes, I'm that crazy at times. I've never really read the thing from beginning to end and have always been curious what all the fuss and fadoodle is all about.
I'm actually surprised.
The handwritten copy of the Constitution is only four pages long. If you go to the wonderful site above, you can actually read a transcripted version. I've found quite a few things that are very, very interesting within the Constitution, some of which is worth conversation in this day and age.
One of the things I found super interesting was Article II, Section I:
"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."
Now, this simple woman may be mistaken, but I read this to be that a Naturalized Citizen or a Resident Citizen, who has been here at least 14 years, can be President of the United States. What? What? How can that be? Say it ain't so, SW!
That's what it says. So, IMHO, let's say I believe that our current President was NOT born in the United States. Let's say he was born in Kenya, as crazy people want to claim. So?
1. His momma was an American Citizen. Back then, born to a citizen, you are a citizen.
2. If #1 is true, he would have been a resident of the United States for MORE than 14 years.
Case closed. Stop looking for the birth certificate; it doesn't matter.
And look out. Arnold Schwarnegger could be next.
Starting tomorrow, I'm going to continue this little series with posting the different Amendments to the Constitution. I'm just going to post them and leave them to you to determine what this means. Of course, I'll probably be unable to resist giving the IMHO post as well; put let's just see what all the fuss is about in this crazy little country.
Man, I jumped in with both feet, didn't I?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Seriously, Another Blog?

Yeah, another blog. This one is where I talk about things that are not craft-related, where I wax eloquent on world related topics. There are just some things I like venting about that I don't think belong on my other blogs.

Hopefully, you'll find this a readable thing, and an even bigger peek into the "real me".

Now I must toddle off to put my Tiny Dancer to bed and let K-94 go and IM with his girly-girl.

See ya soon!

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