Come on in. It’s me. And this is What’s Up? I just figured I was being awfully lazy in not coming up with some slick little title that would leave you scratching your haunches, err, neck, I mean head, and coming to see what cockamamie junk I was spewing today.
Well, I did some investigation (a word not in the GOP lexicon I can assure ya) about the 14th amendment.
It seems that our GOP infantiles haven’t read the Constitution a goodly lot, nor have the media mavens either. The headlines keep reading that various sorts such as Kyl of Arizona and Lindsay (I can’t get the brown off my nose from sticking it up McCain’s behind) Graham, are pushing to repeal the 14th amendment.
This is surely poppycock. Two things come to mind, if that were in fact true. One is that the GOP is more bat-shit imbecilic than is humanly imaginable. The second is that not a one of them has read the document in question or the amendment. The third is, oh I said only two.
There are four sections to the amendment. Sections 2,3, and 4 deal with matters regarding representation, and elective federal office as it pertains to those who were in active rebellion during the civil war. I’m thinking, if read the GOPer’s would not be interested in those sections, if in fact they could understand what they said.
No, they seem primarily interested in section 1:
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
If indeed the wingettes wanted to repeal the entire thing, then we would be in deep cow poo. But again, I don’t think they do. Doing so would in fact abrogate the application of all the amendments to the states and your state could then legislate that the only religion allowed in Texas was the Baptist church.
Come to think of it, perhaps they do have that in mind.
You would not be safe in regards your 4th, 5th, or 6th amendment rights. States could independently ban handguns! Oh, see? I’m sure they don’t mean that!
Actually, the intellectually challenged only want to repeal the first sentence of the section. Just so’s they can send brown babies to countries in which they have never been. And hopefully, their parents with them. This is cuz Lindsay (still wiping the brown away)Graham says that the Mexicans are comin’ cross the border to “drop” babies, thereby ensuring their children are citizens.
This is of course raising all sorts of trouble, mostly imagined. Most all of this stuff is imagined. All the crime statistics for the last three years show down trends in all of Arizona for instance, center of the present showdown. Even in the border towns, crime has being going down for three consecutive years.
So we all know what this is all about. It’s about voting, and worries on the Rightie that all those brown skins will be voting like blue bloods and turning their red state into a robin’s egg shade of blue. Yep. People don’t count, but maintaining control does.
Except that if these walking morons got their way, everyone would be required to prove their citizenship, meaning providing the birth certificates of both their parents. Imagine how much dough that might run?
I’m thinking to send the GOP a big box of Nancy Drew novels and tell them to go vacation at the beach and leave the thinking to people with brains.
On that note, I was glad to hear this morning that recent polling suggests that women who are college educated (meaning educated) really don’t like the Sarah (that woman is an idiot) Palinator. I’m on the right side of that equation. Whew!
And I am constrained to say that just because you write a great book that should be read by nearly everyone, Tim O’Brien, you do not have the right to put in chit that I cannot get out of my head. And that makes me wanna cry. I will say no more than it has to do with a baby water buffalo, and it makes me clutch my own pets to my heart and kiss the livin’ dickens out of ’em.
And, basically I don’t have an opinion (yet) on the WikiLeaks thing. I really don’t. Shocking isn’t it?
I still have opinions on a few hundred thousand other things, so not to worry.
And just so you know that this is truly “What’s Up?” do take a look at a fabulous post by Chris Dashiell at Black Magpie Theory, “What Happened (After ’68). A truly excellent analysis. Having lived through it, I know it’s accurate.
Sometimes I think, when I’m daydreaming, that the funnest head trip would be to slip into the brain case of a creationist, young earther. I mean what psychedelic goings on must be in there. I wonder, do they actually even know that 2 + 2 = 4? Do they know their right hand from their left? Do they know there are Crayola color boxes with more than 8 colors? Do they know that you can walk and chew gum at the same time? Do they know where they are when they wake up? Do they think that the voice in their head is Satan? I wonder, and then I find something important to think about.
You go think about something good yourself. It’s what’s UP today.
It seems that our GOP infantiles haven’t read the Constitution a goodly lot, nor have the media mavens either.
Neither of which surprises me in the least.
Lol..I guess that would be true of me as well Lib.
I posted this on FB earlier today: I can’t help thinking the whole “anchor baby” idea is untethered. (But I’m mildly amused that the same zealots who extol the Founders and slaver after Justice Scalia’s originalist POV will leap to alter the Constitution when it’s handy for them. The contradiction goes beyond the Palin.)
Indeed Tim, the idea that strict constructionists now wish to pick and choose and then alter the Constitution to fit “today’s world” just reeks of hypocrisy.
Sherry, even if we faced a disaster in November, there is no way Republicans could get the 2/3 majority in House and Senate required to propose an Amendment to the states, and Sharon Angle will be President before 3/4 of the states agree to ratify it.
Knowing this, Republicans have no intention to seriously attempt to repeal the Fourteenth Amendment. They may make a few motions, but that’s all.
They have two intents with this:
1. Distract from real issues with another non-issue.
2. Hoodwink the racist hate-mongers that form their base into voting for them.
Of course you are absolutely right. No more than they seriously expect to pass an abortion amendment. It’s all to placate the idiots they enlist to do their voting bidding.