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The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 4.

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

Article. II.
Section. 4.

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

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Clinton Impeachment Trial February 12, 1999. Bill Clinton was impeached and brought to trial in the Senate, but they did not get the two thirds vote needed to remove him from office.


Richard Nixon shows the political developments that led to the demise of his presidency.





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Assorted Links 9/28/09





baby sign language






Is Your Alarm Too Quiet? Hook Up A Pair Of 140-Decibel Horns!




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Assorted Links 9/22/09





Parkour on a bicycle






Tennis scene from Mr. Hulot's Holiday





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Posted September 22, 2009 09:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 3.

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

Article. II.
Section. 3.

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

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President Bill Clinton's final State of the Union speech-January 2000






President George W. Bush called a special Joint Session of Congress in response to the September 11 attacks on our country.






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Assorted Links 9/19/09





The Devil Wears Fake Prada





The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
The Audacity of Hos
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Jon Stewart slams media for missing ACORN story: 'Where the hell were you!?'






Learning from Milton Friedman’s Rhetoric




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Assorted Links 9/16/09





No American Should Have to Choose Between Health Insurance and Getting Drunk






One Senator's Thoughts on the CPSIA
"You elected me to lead, not to read."






(see next link about parking on the wrong side of the street)




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Posted September 16, 2009 08:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 2.

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

Article. II.
Section. 2.

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.





Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) chairs this 9-second session of the United States Senate on December 26, 2008, to prevent recess appointments by President Bush.



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Assorted Links 9/13/09





Seven Ridiculous Ticket Camera Blunders






Free Panfilo!






Inflation, explained by Pete Smith - Vintage pro-inflation propaganda





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Posted September 13, 2009 09:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 1.

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

Article. II.
Section. 1.

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President.

The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

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.

In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

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Electing a US President in plain English-an explanation of the Electoral College.



Barack Obama takes oath of office as written in the end of Article Two, Section One.





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Posted September 11, 2009 09:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Business Etiquette, Dining Etiquette

What's wrong with this picture?


Caution: this is a professional actor. Do NOT attempt this at a business meal!

There are at least eight things in this picture that demonstrate bad business etiquette. The answers are below the fold.





Dining Etiquette - European vs. American Dining Style, with Kimberly Law


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Assorted Links 9/8/09





Richard Feynman - Ode on a Flower






Scan to Evernote: Fujitsu ScanSnap






People Lie About Alpha




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Posted September 8, 2009 10:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Wash Your Hands!





Wash Your Hands!


Staying Healthy:

From the William & Mary Flu page

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Posted September 7, 2009 10:57 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 9/6/09





Rapping Through The H1N1






FCTP






Sold Right Away: Zoomdoggle’s Buckyballs




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Posted September 6, 2009 10:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 10.

The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription

Article. I.
Section. 10.

No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.







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Posted September 5, 2009 12:17 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 9/4/09





Richard Feynman on the "Inconceivable nature of nature"






Guiness World Record for most T-Shirts worn at one time






721 claps per minute




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Posted September 4, 2009 10:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 9/1/09





Richard Feynman on "Social Sciences"






Hillary: The Movie
"More broadly, campaign finance regulation is thought control: it takes a position on whether money should influence political outcomes. Whether or not one agrees, this is only one possible view, and freedom of speech is meant to prevent government from promoting or discouraging particular points of view."




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