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December 16, 2008

The Lucky-X-Chromosome Senator For New York

Donald McNowski (scroll past Michael Daly's heavy breathing to the comments section)

I think it's great that the son of Basil Paterson gets to choose between the daughter of JFK or the son of Mario Cuomo in order to replace the wife of Bill Clinton in the Senate. Thank God for democracy.

(Yeah - why not Chelsea?)

Posted by Kate at December 16, 2008 11:49 AM
Comments

Now you know where the coalition gets its ideas.....no need for elections when you appoint.

Whats old is new again.

Posted by: Stephen at December 16, 2008 11:56 AM

I think Chelsea looks a lot like Hubbel, the AR pigman that helped Hillary pass the Bar...

Do you think that Susan.H. went to Jail to hid a Secret?

Posted by: Slap Shot at December 16, 2008 12:17 PM

I was mentioning to my wife last night the irony that the US is a country who fought a bloody revolution to rid themselves of inbred aristocracy which now finds itself trying to replicate feudalism's worst attributes in the likes of some of the most despicable families to manipulate the government in their favour.

I mean, given the choice between the Kennedys and the Windsors, at least the Windsors have class and no longer kill and rape people.

The US patricians are no less addled than Europe's retarded clans. After WWI, most of Europe had the good sense to remove their monarchs and hangers-on from political power (many kept their ceremonial roles but lost real power.) Although, one of the leading backers of the EU is none other than the current Arch-Duke Dr. Otto von Hapsburg so the more things change...

Posted by: Warwick at December 16, 2008 12:21 PM

Considering it is for a New York State Senate seat, whichever of the two may be related to the Roosevelt's should be picked.
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Posted by: FAA067 at December 16, 2008 12:49 PM

Warwick, we Yanks could swap the Kennedys or Clintons for the Hapsburgs. One clan's arrogant air of superiority and entitlement is no worse than another.

And if the Sheeple of New York have so little regard and value for Democracy, THEY are also the ones to blame, for spinelessly permitting this outrage without protest.

Posted by: Dave in Pa. at December 16, 2008 12:50 PM

Dave,

Yup. An old-money crank is much the same wherever you go. I'd have though the US (given its history) would have moved beyond such idiocy but I guess not.

Given the Clintons though, the money doesn't even have to be old to stink.

Posted by: Warwick at December 16, 2008 1:01 PM

feudalism's worst attributes in the likes of some of the most despicable families to manipulate the government in their favour

It's true, since George Bush II adopted one of the least respectful attitudes to the republican Constitution of the Framers among all those to have held the office.

Posted by: Stephen at December 16, 2008 1:23 PM

No Stephen, the disrespect shown the constitution was done so by those leftards who read in to it what they wanted to hear.

To a leftard, illegal is whatever they disapprove of regardless of the law.

Unconstitutional is something they REALLY disapprove.

Posted by: Warwick at December 16, 2008 1:34 PM

Like I have said many times in these threads. Our democracy has devolved into an unworkable joke, and our lickspittle press providing complete coverage of Obama, from forelock tugging analysis to chin wipe coverage.

Stephan,
Please list for me some of those areas where George W. Bush disprespected the constitution. Please be precise and point out the part of the constitution he violated. It is helpfully organized in into "articles." I don't really think you can. I think you just keep repeating a lie and never think about whether it is actually true.

If what you mean is that he disrespects the consitution as you interpret it, then think about using that phrase.

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 16, 2008 1:46 PM

I think that most people with any grasp of American history and our constitution would put Abe Lincoln (suspended habeus corpus for US citizens) and FDR (attempted to pack the court) as the two presidents who least respected the constitution.

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 16, 2008 1:58 PM

I'm still hoping there's a lucky sperm club Xtreme avalanche ski party/ kegger over the holidays, let the Trudeaus bring Maggy's stash and the Kennedy's can bar tend and drive.

Posted by: richfisher at December 16, 2008 2:00 PM

>"George Bush II adopted one of the least respectful attitudes to the republican Constitution..." ~Stephen

Well, Stephen, that's quite the climb down from the former Leftist assertion of the last 8 years that G.W.Bush was going to change the constitution so that he could be Emperor for Life.

If regular folks aren't paying attention you Leftists almost seem human these days....almost.
Human maybe, enthusiastic about democracy?
Naw.

Posted by: Oz at December 16, 2008 2:01 PM

Justin Trudeau anyone??
Until someone proves Maggie spread her legs and accepted a sperm from someone besides PET I will assume he is a Trudeau.
If he is as smart as any other educator I have come across in my time he has less than no qualification to be in government.

Posted by: saynototndp at December 16, 2008 2:13 PM

After reading the comment section, it appears that sadly, the people don't get it, and seem unwilling to follow the beautiful dramatic arc as outlined by Daly. The sycophancy is a bit over the top, no?

I continue to be amazed by the incurious and idolatrous media.

Posted by: Erik Larsen at December 16, 2008 2:15 PM

Why not have Chelsea and Caroline form a coalition? Another twofer.

Posted by: Shaken at December 16, 2008 2:16 PM

What's that puckered look on Daly's face? Is he preparing to kiss her butt again, or did he just have a sip of 85 year old gin smuggled by her grandfather?

Posted by: Ghost of Ed at December 16, 2008 2:22 PM

O/T the NL government is revoking water and timber rights that have been held for 99 yrs by various Pulp and Paper companies and it is expropriating the hydro facilities.

http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081216.wabitibi1216/BNStory/Business/home

It is not, as the G&M states, expropriating the resource assets - The company never owned them.

As someone who is from this area I can say that this is a great thing. These assets have been very poorly managed for 99 years and combined with the other assets that were given to the P&P companies early in the 20th century, nearly half the island's landmass and almost all of its timberland is under their control. Hopefully these lands will be available for other uses besides P&P such as recreational property (some of the most beautiful land in all the world was in their control), mineral exploration, further hydro development and other timber-based products besides P&P.

Posted by: Gord Tulk at December 16, 2008 2:32 PM

Just a question.
Don't they have by elections in the US to replace those who have left office?
Wouldn't that be the most democratic thing?
OK so it was two questions.

Posted by: Largs at December 16, 2008 2:32 PM

To quote from the Movie "The Good Sheperd":

"Joseph Palmi: Let me ask you something... we Italians, we got our families, and we got the church; the Irish, they have the homeland, Jews their tradition; even the niggers, they got their music. What about you people, Mr. Wilson, what do you have?


Edward Wilson: The United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting. "

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343737/quotes

Posted by: Gord Tulk at December 16, 2008 3:03 PM

I am all for William F. Buckley Jr's suggestion. Throw a dart at a phone book, after excluding all Ivy League graduates.

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 16, 2008 3:24 PM

If Chelsea is appointed I believe that last reason necessary for a second revolution will have been realized.

Posted by: PatrickP at December 16, 2008 3:26 PM

"Until someone proves Maggie spread her legs and accepted a sperm from someone besides PET..."

You're new here, aren't you?

Posted by: Edward Teach at December 16, 2008 3:32 PM

I had wondered for sometime whether democracies eventually become kingdoms. I think the romans tended from a republic to just a series of first families and then a Caesar. greek history is similar. it may be an unintended consequence of a disillusioned electorate.

Posted by: cal2 at December 16, 2008 3:36 PM

Good day, dipstick

ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/081215/canada/winnipeg_prairie_cold

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at December 16, 2008 3:49 PM

God.Speaking of new here....Steve VD can't even stay on topic.And guess what,Sherlock....the frigging ice melts every summer.Are all AGW cultists/lefties really this stupid???

Posted by: Justthinkin at December 16, 2008 3:50 PM

Now.Why can't Monica be parachuted into the NY spot? She has some DNA from the Clinton family.

Posted by: Justthinkin at December 16, 2008 3:52 PM

I was amused in the Chelsea link to see that they felt the need to point out which of the two was Bill.

Posted by: steve at December 16, 2008 4:05 PM

I guess it is too late for Iggy Puffin to put his name in since he has his eyes set on the Canadian throne.

btw, Justthinkin... ROFL

Posted by: Texas Canuck at December 16, 2008 4:06 PM

Might need a pretty big parachute for Monica if she hasn't shed some of the baby fat of her younger days!

Posted by: steve at December 16, 2008 4:11 PM

Can you say Neputism, or Entitlements ?

We The People don't even know these People anymore, including many so-called RINO's.

Oh Yea, I do hear that several prominent and well-known Scientist have reported that the Northern Ice Caps on Mars have lost some 22% of their mass, as of yet, there is no evidence that Soccer Moms were involved.
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Posted by: Ratt at December 16, 2008 4:19 PM

I have to wonder. We were told over and over that S Palin should not be VP because she didn't have enought time in office. So they want C. Kennedy to replace Hillary because she's been in gov how long?? Try ZERO.

Typical Libs.

Posted by: Dustoff at December 16, 2008 5:05 PM

Hey cherry picker, Why 2003, and not since the satellite era began, as would seem logical?

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/12/14/global-sea-ice-trend-since-1979-surprising/

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 16, 2008 6:41 PM

KENNEDY EYES HILLARY'S SLOT - a promiscuous political pursuit

WINSTED CT, December 16, 2008 - In what can only be characterized as blatant, entitlement-driven opportunism, Caroline Kennedy has been a busy little socialite in anticipation of a U.S. Senate seat in the state of New York soon becoming vacant. Kennedy is calling all the right people and rubbing important elbows to ensure Governor Blind Melon Paterson chooses her to fill the seat so torturously punished by the expansive hips and gluteous maximus of one Hillary Rodham Clinton.

And if that isn't bad enough, philanderer, adulterer, and disbarred lawyer, former President Bill Clinton has aspirations for daughter Chelsea's political future.

After the Bush and Clinton years, two decades worth in the Presidency alone, perhaps it's time for the American people to stand up and demand a Constitutional Ammendment prohibiting such dynasties to exist in the political world.

Neither Mary Jo Kopeckne, Marilyn Monroe, nor Rosemary Kennedy were available for comment.

Posted by: alienjeff at December 16, 2008 7:13 PM

So, US Senators are not elected??? Sounds like Canada.

Posted by: RW at December 16, 2008 7:30 PM

U.S. Senators are elected. However, in the case of a senate seat being vacated for any number of reasons mid-term, the Governor of the state chooses the person to fulfill the position.

Posted by: alienjeff at December 16, 2008 8:27 PM

"U.S. Senators are elected. However, in the case of a senate seat being vacated for any number of reasons mid-term, the Governor of the state chooses the person to fulfill the position.

Posted by: alienjeff at December 16, 2008 8:27 PM "

So what you are saying is sometimes they are elected,and sometimes they aren't. Yup.Sounds pretty democRatic to me!

Posted by: Justthinkin at December 16, 2008 9:11 PM

Warwick and Tim in Vermont may be interested in the CATO Institute's work on GB II and the Constitution.

A 2006 CATO publication authored by Gene Healy and Timothy Lynch argues that included among other elements of Bush's "astonishingly broad" interpretation of the federal executive power is the following:

"a president who cannot be restrained, through validly enacted statutes, from pursuing any tactic he believes to be effective in the war on terror;"

And that's from a group of people who claim to support "individual liberty, free markets and peace."

By the way, Tim and Warwick, is either of you willing to defend Bush's aggressive and abusive use of "signing statements"?

Posted by: Stephen at December 17, 2008 12:36 AM

Chelsea can't be nominated because she was born in 1980. The Constitution requires U.S. Senators to be 30 or older.

...so in 2010, when Biden kicks off (easy to make the death of someone his age look like natural causes), O makes Caroline Kennedy VP and Chelsea takes Hillary's seat.

Ta-da!

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 17, 2008 7:35 AM

Stephan,
That's it? That is your grounds? Some Libertarians, whom you wouldn't let near the reins of govt on a bet, Libertarians who believe in nearly absolute personal liberty are "astonished" by the efforts of a commander in chief to protect the country from terrorism after 9-11? These are people who think that the freedom to talk to known terrorists in Syria or Pakistan at a time of war outweighs the government's obligation to protect its citizens? Bill Clinton used warrentless wiretapping on US citizens. Did you know that? Didn't think so. Dick Nixon? GWB is worse than Dick Nixon?

You rate that over the national outrage, even among his Democrat supports, against FDR's attempt to pack the Supreme Court?

It is just another lie that you are so used to repeating that you never question it.

For your next performance, why don't you list a couple of Bush's lies?

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 17, 2008 7:49 AM

By the way, this time, be more specific. A specific quote from George Bush which it turns out that he knew at the time to be false or that he made up on the spot, not making any effort to find out if it were true or not, I would accept that to.

But please look up the definition of "lie" in the dictionary. It does not mean "said something I disagree with."

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 17, 2008 7:52 AM

Stephan,

"a president who cannot be restrained, through validly enacted statutes, from pursuing any tactic he believes to be effective in the war on terror;"

So "Commander in Chief" in time of war really means that the POTUS is subject to the kibbitzing of Congress? It means "Commander in Chief ... but not really?" Take that to the Supreme Court for a test, why don't you?

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 17, 2008 10:16 AM

"I think that most people with any grasp of American history and our constitution would put Abe Lincoln (suspended habeus corpus for US citizens) and FDR (attempted to pack the court) as the two presidents who least respected the constitution."

Posted by: Tim in Vermont at December 16, 2008 1:58 PM

Tim...are you really that stupid? bush also suspended habeous corpus and went just a little further...extraordoinary rendition I think they called it...add in torture, massive warrentless wire tapping, premeptive war, taking executive power to have US citizebns killed without trial in forign countries...and...and little timmy packing the freaking supreme court, and whatcha got? yes dipshit, ya got the most uninhibited assault of the constitutuion ever seen. even richard nixon(you forgot about him it seems) wouldn't have dared. Tim...why doncha move to canada. I think you should since you don't deserve to live here. better yet,let me know where ya live and i'll come help with the deporation. ya f*ckwit

Posted by: HARUMPH at December 18, 2008 2:49 AM
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