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Assorted Links 2/28/10





Treat Me Like a Dog!





Art Blakey's Wisdom






Shame On You, Rhonda Smith
She then sold the car to someone else....







America, These Are Your Leaders: Maxine Waters Edition
CBS follows up with a reasonable question: "Is Maxine Waters really as dumb as she seems?"




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Posted February 28, 2010 09:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)


The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 24 (24th Amendment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 24 (Twenty-Fourth Amendment)

Amendment XXIV.

Passed by Congress August 27, 1962. Ratified January 23, 1964.

Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other tax.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Posted February 27, 2010 11:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/25/10





7 of the most powerful persuasion techniques by expert Robert Cialdini






GoMeals iPhone App Makes Food Management Easier for Diabetics






Advertising Is Content, Content Is Advertising, I'm On A Horse





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Posted February 25, 2010 08:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 23 (23rd Amendment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 23 (Twenty-Third Amendment)

Amendment XXIII.

Passed by Congress June 16, 1960. Ratified March 29, 1961.

Section 1.
The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct:

A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

Section 2.
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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2008 election night returns include 3 electoral votes for the District of Columbia.






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Posted February 24, 2010 09:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 22 (22nd Amendment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 22 (Twenty-Second Amendment)

Amendment XXII.

Passed by Congress March 21, 1947. Ratified February 27, 1951.

Section 1.
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

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Hell-Bent for Election 1944 Part 1





Hell-Bent for Election 1944 Part 2





FDR Accepts Nomination For 4th Term





The Truth About Taxes 1939






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Posted February 22, 2010 10:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/22/10





School Accused Of Spying On Kids In Their Homes With Spyware That Secretly Activated Webcams






How a Movement is Made






LAPD hassles food trucks




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Posted February 22, 2010 09:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (21st Amendment )

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (Twenty-First Amendment)

Amendment XXI.

Passed by Congress February 20, 1933. Ratified December 5, 1933.

Section 1.
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2.
The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

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Stay Wet on Repeal Day (Part 1)



Prohibition Repealed, Industry Booms ca.1933



Budweiser Prohibition Repeal Announcement



Prohibition Doesn't Work!






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Posted February 20, 2010 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/18/10





The Truth About Taxes 1939






A scene from Mr. Hulot's Holiday




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Posted February 18, 2010 07:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/15/10




Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution and Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide





Apparently This Is What Economics Does To People…






What is the Hexayurt?






Domino's Turns A Loss In A Lawsuit It Wasn't Involved In Into A TV Commercial





The End, Perhaps, of Hitler Parodies




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Posted February 15, 2010 07:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (Twentieth Amendment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (20th Amendment)

Amendment XX.

Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933.

Note: Article I, section 4, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of this amendment. In addition, a portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by section 3.

Section 1.
The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Section 2.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

Section 3.
If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

Section 4.
The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

Section 5.
Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.

Section 6.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.

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Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States (POTUS) on January 20, 2009





Prior to his inauguration, FDR was almost killed by an assassin. Had he been killed, presumably vice president-elect John Nance Garner would have assumed the presidency.





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Posted February 14, 2010 10:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 19 (Nineteenth Amendment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 19 (19th Amendment)

Amendment XIX.

Passed by Congress June 4, 1919. Ratified August 18, 1920.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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The Suffragists and the Suffragettes






The female vote





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Posted February 13, 2010 09:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/12/10





Steve Meyers: Global Debt Crisis and 2010 Forecast Update






Attn, DC Reasonoids: Conquer Snowpacalypse 2 Tonight With Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson at Reason's DC HQ






Google Fiber for Communities




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Posted February 12, 2010 08:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 18 (Eighteenth Amendment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 18 (18th Amendment)

Amendment XVIII.

Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21.

Section 1.
After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Section 2.
The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 3.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

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Prohibition: To Drink or Not to Drink (Britannica.com)



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Posted February 10, 2010 11:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/9/10





Some Excerpts from Comedy Session at AEA Annual Meeting






Pen spinning gets competitive in Hong Kong






What if famous filmmakers directed the Super Bowl?




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Posted February 9, 2010 09:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/7/10





Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health






Has Carly Fiorina jumped the shark -- or the sheep?






Mike Gravel 2008






Ray Hudson, GolTV: "like a Jedi knight"





Ray Hudson, GolTV: "Stop talking about tennis players and stupid Hollywood hackers!"





Hudson described the goal to me this way. “It was an overhead kick, at an angle, just into the corner of the box, and I called it, if I remember correctly, ‘A Bernini sculpture of a goal, that rivals the Ecstasy of St. Teresa.’ Now, there are probably two people around the United States tuning in who had even heard of Bernini. But for me, it was that good. And in my opinion, instances like that need to be compared to something monumental, to something of an exquisiteness completely unique. And that sculpture came immediately to mind.” He went on: “[During the replays] there was this one wonderful shot of the defender who had been the closest to Ronny, who had just seen this goal, and he was simply stupefied. I described him like Lot’s wife, turning to salt. And then the next second the camera cut away to this little blonde boy in the stands, this little cherub in a Barcelona shirt, and he started smiling. I remember saying, ‘His big bright eyes have just grown the size of saucer plates. He’s never seen anything like this in his life, and he never will again.’"






"In The Loop"




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Posted February 7, 2010 10:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (Seventeenth Amendment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (17th Amendment)

Amendment XVII.

Passed by Congress May 13, 1912. Ratified April 8, 1913.

Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment.

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

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.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

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Posted February 6, 2010 11:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 2/3/10





Avatar Review: Part 1





Part 2






Welcome to North Korea by Peter Tetteroo and Raymond Feddema / Documentary Educational Video








Unipartisan PAYGO Lite





New Orleans coroner’s race ad




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Posted February 3, 2010 09:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 16 (Sixteenth Amendment)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 16 (16th Amendment)

Amendment XVI.

Passed by Congress July 2, 1909. Ratified February 3, 1913.

Note: Article I, section 9, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 16.

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

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16th Amendment





The Beatles - Taxman





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Posted February 2, 2010 10:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  U.S. Constitution   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)