Really? English is a second language in Canada? Scalia is an activist because he can read plain and clear English language? Seems to me the activists are on the other side of this decision. The guy who essentially WROTE the language has explained that the intent of using the term “the state” in this passage was to FORCE “the states” (no general government implication there) to adopt exchanges so that their residents would be assured of federal subsidies. It is pretty obvious what Gruber intended with the language. The court has failed reading comprehension 101. Scalia appears to be in the minority operating as a judge instead of an activist.
First off, none of the congressmen on either side interpreted the law to mean that subsidies would be available only on state created exchanges. That is simply not what they voted for or against.
Second, if what you’re suggesting was indeed the case the law would be unconstitutional because the Federal government cannot coerce the states into doing something they don’t want to do. There is case law precedent for this.
This was the argument justice Kennedy used in his questioning. Essentially asking the challenging attorney if the entire law is unconstitutional if their argument was correct.
But putting that aside just reading Justice Scalia’s opinion you get the clear impression that he loathes this law and will do anything in his power to overturn it and that is pure judicial activism.
 June 26, 2015 at 2:51am
Except that the guy who essentially WROTE the language has explained that the intent of using the term “the state” in this passage was to FORCE “the states” (no general government implication there) to adopt exchanges so that their residents would be assured of federal subsidies. It is pretty obvious what Gruber intended with the language. The court has failed reading comprehension 101.
 June 20, 2015 at 3:59pm
This happens EVERY time any man steps up and tries to do the right thing in the witness of others. Some people hate him for it. Look, I admit, stepping up into a leadership role, regardless of where or what, tends to be the difficult thing to do. Ego, pride, self-”fill in the blank” are a huge problem. So what to do? Is the best thing to let evil win and stay out of the battle because your ego might trip you up? That works for a little while. Cowards do it all the time. I’ll grant you that fortune and fame and popularity and being a leader people look up to is a great way to set yourself up for a fall. Happens all the time. Still I thank God some men and women do it in spite of the danger.
So if there actually ARE people out there beck worshiping too bad for them. Sooner or later they are going to be disappointed. It’s a pity they are focused on the man instead of the Spirit on display. Same goes for the folks who can’t see past the man because of their anti-worship.
 June 7, 2015 at 3:52pm
61% islamic. More ignorant underdeveloped savages stuck in the 16th century. I wouldn’t visit or waste my time and money in any country that was predominately inhabited by muslims.
 June 2, 2015 at 5:09pm
So called “moderate mooselems” K!l! ‘em all and let God sort it out. Boy I’ll bet that doesn’t make it by the editors. It is FINE if they say they want to kill me but SHhhhhsssssss You better not speak out against them.
Why the hate towards muslims? What have they done to you ot your loved ones?
May 23, 2015 at 11:09am
Judging from the color of that rice beer I would say the moose was dehydrated. Please give the animal more water before your bottle his waste. Stone Brewery makes a couple of acceptable concoctions but beyond that I would rather have a water or a soda.
 May 16, 2015 at 1:47pm
It would be interesting to see by labor grade or position where the 14% came from. My guess would be primarily the clueless process-only oriented middle management. Speaking as someone at the grunt level working for a large US corporation formed in a classic inverted pyramid model of ever increasing bureaucracy I can give a witness that as the top and middle become fatter with MBA styled ladder climbers the quality, productivity, and employee satisfaction diminishes. As more and more barriers (middle managers) are pulled in the possibility for innovation or improvement dwindles to zero. You might as well work for the government. Actually we are working for the shadow government. It is sad but it is an increasing reality for many US companies. Individual talent, skills or ability become valueless commodities. Those character features are actually determined by the process geniuses to be in the way of progress. We now create what is falsely proclaimed as quality and innovation by ONLY process control, not people. If the company wants innovation they setup a department of innovation, staff it with “heads” that are merely hollow suit placeholders with labels on them and then declare victory. So while this approach seems a bit strange to some I can see the appeal of it. Provided they aren’t overcome by affirmative action requirements they may do pretty well.
 May 16, 2015 at 12:46pm
Alex, From what I hear from you I’m think we could make the case for retro-active abortion. Seems like a reasonable choice up to about the 200th trimester in your case. Why make it a “hard” cut-off? Or we could opt’ for a little early end-of-life euthanasia. Whatever is the most convenient. Our body – our choice.
 May 16, 2015 at 9:22am
Starbucks is the only coffee place I ever purchase coffee in a cup. Nothing else is even close. Except their “Americono” light dishwater. Coffee made for tea drinkers. Personally I like to roast my own from low acidic beans from Central Africa but Starbucks will do in a pinch. Hey if ya don’t like it don’t buy it but hardcore bean freaks tend to tolerate the higher prices because sometimes ya get what ya pay for. Beans roasted to the second crack are not “burned” they have flavor. No accounting for taste. Hey force carbonated rice water passes for beer today so there ya go.
As far as the employee I find it comical that Starbucks posts -”the partner no longer works for Starbucks”. I guess she isn’t much of a “partner” then, is she? Gotta love left-speak. I am TRULY surprised how intolerant Starbucks is of their “partners”. Why isn’t she sent to a few months of re-education and training? Maybe her mental breakdown is a byproduct of poor policies and/or poor training? I thought all quality training now was focused away from personal responsibility. In my french managed corporation if there is a problem it is the process not the people. People are never at fault. Hey! How can we EVER hold people responsible? Perhaps she had some intense personal conflict or trauma going on.
Oh hey I guess when the entire investment in training consists of someone pointing and nodding their head and then you are paid $15 a hour we expect better. There is hope. Think robots.
Thank God I don't even like their coffee because I wouldn't routinely pay that much for any cup of coffee. This woman is nuts for threatening to call the cops for stealing a straw, like the cops would run over there to arrest this woman. Hell, anything under $50 they don't care about. I do agree with you she should have been retrained. I do like Fox News for keeping two of their ppl after having problems with their addiction & one was even arrested but was given a second chance by Aile.
 May 11, 2015 at 5:24pm
Where are the freakin’ morons watching TV these days? Really? Is there one person here stupid enough to watch some network television channel? Wholly cow. Idiots! Ahahaha. That is really a riot! Watching TV. Oh ho that is a scream.
 May 6, 2015 at 6:34am
Yes we were offended by the p#$$ Jesus “art”. So let me ask you. How many pagan disrespectful artists did you kill after that event? 10? What?! None? Wow your moral superiority really saved the day on that one.
Okay even if we agree that the contest was “stupid”. Even if it was irresponsible to have it. I’ll give you all those things. HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU KILL the last time you were offended? The problem isn’t people saying offensive things. The problem is the fundamentals of the ideology being proclaimed by islam. Oh and at least one of these guys wasn’t taught from birth to kill anyone who does not agree with him. He was a relatively recent convert. Here’s the thing – There is no right, natural, constitution or otherwise, to not be offended.
I’ll tell ya what is stupid. Stupid is thinking the American people will lay down and take it. Sooner or later these violent attack are going to spawn something terrible and it will likely manifest itself in what Glenn calls “the bubba” effect. Some guy, some place is going to decide he has had enough of being bullied by these barbarians and will strike out. God help us when it comes to that point.
 March 30, 2015 at 9:47am
Canceled my subscription. Nice service. STUPID management.
 March 29, 2015 at 10:04am
and really a disgrace to all humanity or any living breathing organism on earth. A cockroach would be embarrassed to be seen with you.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:47am
He will enjoy them immensely. Right up until he draws his last wretched breath and then goes straight to burn in hell for all eternity. Oh that really does make me feel better.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:30am
The whole damn crew (with a few exceptions) should be publicly flogged, stripped of every bank account and property and deported. Every damn one of them is a criminal. Get out. American doesn’t need you stealing from us and paying off your buddies any more. Get out. Term limits. Four years and you are never even allowed to SAY the name “Washington” again let alone go there. GET OUT. Four years and NEVER another political position for life including dog catcher. No more “political career” path anymore. CLOSE IT. Net annual pay for congress is equal to the median national income and members are DRAFTED for mandatory 4 years of service and then released. Time for a second standing up of the people. Close down the elitist wealth trough called Washington DC.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:12am
Ya know, what I would like to see is a couple of good ol’ fashion cane fights in the senate. Maybe a few senators and congressmen wearing side arms. Stop all this PC playing footsie under the table with the money changers and put some serious passion for ideas back in the game. Ted Cruz is fantastic because he really doesn’t seem to give a rat’s azz what the “ol’ boys” in the power positions think about him. Bravo. I really think folks might watch those C-span shows if there was a reasonable amount of violence sprinkled in.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:05am
FOX(es) is fantastic if you can just remember to turn off the sound. I’m with GumRock on this one.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:01am
TargetDestroyed01 I pray that you are wrong – but I am betting you are not. Excellent assessment.
 March 29, 2015 at 8:55am
The stupidity of American voters knows no bounds. Liberty and freedom from tyranny are the responsibility of the PEOPLE. When the people grow apathetic, stupid and greedy then freedom and liberty die. Welcome to the death of an idea. Men like reid are allowed to be in power because the voters at home are too busy watching judge judy and dancing with the turds to THINK.
Socialism? Ah sure we can try that as long as I keep getting my check.
You're on the money with that but in all fairness Reid was helped by unions when they stuffed the ballot box. The same thing happened with Al Franken, the unions found 'last minute' votes for that vile prog as well.