My head may burst into flames but Madcow is correct on the civics part re: SCOTUS. Congress and the President don’t decide what is constitutional, SCOTUS does. BUT if Congress passes a new law with language and intent that is different from what SCOTUS previously ruled on, that law could be constitutional and in effect overturn their previous ruling.
In this case the homosexual aspect is the diversion from SCOTUS’ abandonment of constitutional principles with the 4 Lib justices rubber-stamping anything this excuse for a president wants and 1 conservative turn-coat assisting.
The SCOTUS just made up what the US Constitution said with this ruling.
Nowhere in Article III of the Constitution establishing the judicial branch does it mention judicial review or give the branch the sole responsibility to decide constitutionality. Judicial review came about as a way for SCOTUS to perform the checks part of checks and balances on the other two branches. However, as they were not addressing a law passed by the other branches, even this excuse for the power does not come into play.
Fact of the matter is that all the branches were expected to hold back the others, including keeping them within the bounds of constitutionality. Hence why the presidential oath (coming straight from the Constitution itself) includes "and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
 July 22, 2015 at 6:06pm
So when the appeasement of ISIS by the current admin is compared to Chamberlain and the Nazi’s it means, in your world view, that the argument is invalid because the word “Nazi” arises? Try a history book instead of a soapbox.
 July 22, 2015 at 2:27pm
I thought it was Hillary in her red pant suit w/o her industrial strength Spanks
Ain't enough Lycra on this whole Earth to hold back what Hill is stuffing in there on a daily basis.
Well, it is a good analogy to Progressiveism !
Big and Commie Red, and it keeps getting bigger and bigger until one day it blows up in your face and you find it was actually just a thin facade with no depth. (But by then it's all water under the bridge!)
Right before the explosion...he sort of looks like Mr. Creosote.
July 17, 2015 at 4:51pm
Sorry, calculators aren’t allowed when it comes to evaluating projects like this. It’s not about the money, it’s about the fun and the nostalgia and the fact that “government” money paid for it so it didn’t cost anyone anything. So stop complaining.
 July 17, 2015 at 4:48pm
“A Streetcar Named Stupidity” The Libs think this sort of idiocy is great because they don’t understand where the money comes from. What possible justification is there for a “free” 1.5 mile streetcar ride unless you’re at Disney World.
At only $4700 per foot to build and several million dollars per year to maintain and operate, Charlotte could have a line of taxis waiting at each end of the route and give taxpayer funded rides to all for a fraction of the streetcar cost.
Somebody suggested this same lunacy for midtown Atlanta a few years ago and only the flaming Libs I know thought it was a great idea. Let them pay the actual cost per ride of about $600. each way and see how neat they think it is then.
 July 15, 2015 at 2:40pm
“I’ve met with the families of some of th(ese) folks.” Way to go Mr President! Who has time to meet with 4 families, anyway? You’re obviously way too busy doing to work of the American people as it occurs on golf course all across this great nation, meeting with just married gay couples and rushing to erroneous conclusions on many events about which you have no knowledge.
 July 14, 2015 at 10:56am
Gerry has two things going against him before the politics even get started: he’s a shrimp with a Napoleon complex and he’s panicked that he has no credibility on any topic.
So he blusters and rants when facts fail him as they usually do and he thinks acting like a tough guy will give him credibility.
The last thing he spoke of about which I agreed was the former Marine locked up in Mexico on the trumped up gun charge. Otherwise hot air and BS.
Juan Williams is a Lib/Obama puppet, just scroll the Dem talking points across the bottom of the screen while showing an empty chair and you get the same thing as Juan actually being there, only better because you don’t have to look at his many faces of incredulity and disgust as Conservatives speak near him.
 July 10, 2015 at 12:12pm
Bullets + nail clippers = full auto Didn’t anyone else watch McGyver? It therefore obvious why they must ban both from flights.
 July 9, 2015 at 4:17pm
or a brown one unless you want to suffocate
July 9, 2015 at 4:15pm
Another problem in claiming Dixie refers to 10 states: 11 states ultimately seceded from the Union. Slang reference to area south of the Mason-Dixon Line was the history I was taught in Atlanta in the 50′s and 60′s, but what do I know compared to a Lib professor in Utah?
Even the NY Times in it’s top 3 speculations about where the word Dixie came from omits any reference to the number 10.
No more iced tea sweetened with Dixie Crystals Sugar bought at a Winn-Dixie grocery store drunk from a Dixie cup for me.
“- Old times there must be forgotten…get away, get away, get away Dixie-land”
 July 9, 2015 at 9:30am
Who needs all those extra letters anyway? Plus it’s much too white European to keep the ” -ough” when we lazy Americans can get by with just an “o”, bro.
I got dinged in a spelling test in 3rd grade for spelling highway “hi-way” like all the store signs I’d seen. I still carry that scar.
 July 3, 2015 at 11:08am
Put all the gear in a plain duffle, change clothes and gear up for the photographs, reverse the process and go home. Why not think ahead a bit and save yourself and everyone else a lot of grief and give ammunition to the anti-gun nuts who’ll seize every opportunity to make all of us look bad.
2nd Amendment, I get it; common sense’ he didn’t get it.
Those of us who support the 2nd A need to look at the big picture and understand that the media is 99.9% against us and that we need to think strategically if we want to hold back the anti-gun wackos. Don’t give them any more news footage with which to bludgeon all of us. Example: holding an open carry event at a Starbucks is just poking the bear with no good outcome, the Libs will still hate us and LE will respond to their hysteria rightly or wrongly and we lose the stacked-against-us pubic debate once again.
 June 22, 2015 at 3:30pm
And how many of those 11,000 deaths from gun violence are committed by people already breaking the existing gun laws? 90%, 98%?
The Left never has an answer for why do they think new guns laws, short of banning all gun ownership, will stop gun violence when the thousands of gun laws already on the books don’t. And even banning all gun ownership, as felons are currently banned from gun ownership, won’t change things if the risks of breaking the law isn’t a deterrent.
And the right never has an answer for why we're the only country in the developed world with such an obsession over guns, and the resulting death toll to prove it. Why do we need guns so badly, and so many of them? Why are we so much better than those other countries?
 June 19, 2015 at 10:03am
John Lewis is dumb as a post and sees things only through the filter of racism, yet he owns his US House seat in Atlanta and will until he keels over. Remember that’s also the area that sent even dumber Cynthia McKinney to the House several times before another black woman won the seat…a win that McKinney claimed was a result of racism. Go figure.
If a black politician blames everything on Whitey, slavery and rich people, he or she will get elected no matter how stupid they are. Remember the brainiac, also from GA (alas my home state), who was concerned about Taiwan capsizing?
 June 3, 2015 at 3:35pm
A former navy pilot friend for mine who flew in Vietnam and I were chatting over lunch one day and when the waitress asked if he wanted coffee he said never drank it. I kidded him that I thought navy guys lived on coffee to which he replied:
“When you get shot off a carrier, have people trying to kill you for 2 hours and then have to come back and land, that was plenty of stimulation for me.”
The absolute best carrier ops video I’ve ever seen is a PBS special segment about pitching deck ops that begin late afternoon and end well after dark. 100,000 ton ship with 40 feet of vertical deck movement. About 20 minutes total in 2 parts. Very cool.