You hear them say it almost every day: “As President on day one I’ll repeal Obamacare” or “When I’m President I’ll cut Planned Parenthood’s funding on day one” or “On day one I’ll have Nancy Pelosi abducted and dumped in the ocean”.
But can they really do that stuff? Well, no, according to this article:
For all candidates, it is important to note that an executive order cannot overrule a law passed by the Senate and House and signed by a former president. Therefore, though a candidate may want to abolish the Affordable Care Act with the stroke of a pen, it would take a full-fledged bill to do that.
The FBI says Meredith Lowell, 27, of Cleveland, solicited for a contract killer to murder someone wearing fur. According to court records Lowell wanted the victim to be at least 12 years-old and she wanted to be present at the killing so she could distribute literature afterward. She offered as much as $850 for the job.
There’s no joke here, just the obvious point that the belief animals have rights is a form of mental illness.
We’ve added a new regular feature to GraceLessLand: the WATN? page, or “Where Are They Now?”. From time to time (like maybe never again) a new feature will be added that will catch you up with famous personages from the past.
We kick-off “Where Are They Now?” with the biggest murder trial of the latter half of the tenth decade of the 20th century: The O.J. Simpson Trial.
Everyone who is working themselves into a depressive frenzy wailing over Whitney Houston drowning in a bathtub full of her own vomit please stop and give a thought to, say, all those people in Syria who are being slaughtered by their own government, or the soldiers who just died in Afghanistan for no really good reason, or really just about anyone who wasn’t a pampered pop star who made bad choices and are responsible for their own tragic demise, but are instead victims of an unjust and uncaring world.
Academy Award(TM)(R)(C) winning actor and director Clint Eastwood says he thinks it’s time to take another look at the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan.
“I don’t know why the President asked O.J. and that other guy to come-up with it in the first place, if he isn’t going to push for it” Eastwood said. “It’s simple: say you have some kids in the neighborhood that are selling drugs and raping and looting…you could molly-coddle them and put them in some government program. Or you can fill them full of 44-magnum-sized holes and fix the problem once and for all. And that’s what Simpson-Bowles does: it’s a large-caliber solution, it’s bloody and extreme, and blows the deficits whole head clean off.”