A Tuesday Boehner

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“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court…”
— United States Constitution, Article III, section 3

Inviting a hostile head of state to challenge the U.S. president from the shelter of the U.S. Congress may not rise to the level of “levying war” in the literal sense. But it is surely an act of virtual war that recklessly raises the stakes of drawing the U.S. into more actual wars from Gaza to Iran.

Lacking any lawful authority to conduct foreign policy, Congressman John Boehner has invited Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress in direct opposition to the American president. This kind of vigilante foreign policy is tantamount to a declaration of war on the constitutional authority of the executive branch. It is also a deliberate effort to destroy the possibility of peaceful relations with Iran, in the midst of serious negotiation headed toward normalization. Defending the U.S. against the threat of peace is a traditionally mindless Republican stance. It becomes an obscenity when it is rooted in nothing more substantial than Israeli intransigence.

William Boardman @ SMIRKING CHIMP

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22 Responses to A Tuesday Boehner

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Maybe so.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Put the Maglite together and bulb appears ok but it doesn’t turn on.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    First ant of the year.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Another 40+ minutes on the sticks; that’s over 130 minutes so far this week.

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  5. Den says:

    Jeepers, I’ve been so busy I totally spaced this place out although in review, a pretty slow day, except the flashlight issues above. I love the internets, everything you want to know and many you do not, is readily available @ the click of a mouse.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Waved to Alice in the Hillside Cafe and she waved back.

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  7. Den says:

    Noam Chomsky at his finest: (I had to use headphones to hear him clearly)

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  8. º¿carol says:

    Doc, what did you mean yesterday that you spent most of the day in bed?

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  9. º¿carol says:

    LED flashlights, OH, yeah! I have a pistol grip one that is sooooo bright. When I pick up the big Maglite now I can’t see anything with the light. I need the white light. I have a little one that rides around in my pocket for when I go out at night. It’s about the size of a BIC lighter. It’s also wonderful.

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  10. º¿carol says:

    I’ll be happy when Jill gets home and my life goes back to normal where Quincy goes home every evening. He wants to play, play, play. His favorite thing is the red laser light. Drives me nuts with that. We play “light” first thing in the morning. Then after his dinner. Then a couple hours before he goes to bed. I keep telling him, go get a toy. Let’s play something else.

    They’ll be home Friday. Poor Brian got “swimmer’s ear the first day and hasn’t been able to hear Jill every since. He said he likes it, lol. He can hear, but everything is muffled. First they bought ear drops for $20. Yesterday they snagged some antibiotics somewhere. Haven’t heard from them today so I don’t know how Brian is, but I fired off a text a little while ago, asking.

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  11. º¿carol says:

    Lots of sun today, my solar lights are happy, so I’m going outside for a few. I’ll check back when I get back.

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  12. jimhitchcock says:

    Tweet from the Dropkick Murphys after Scott Walker used Shipping Up From Boston as a walk up song:

    @ScottWalker @GovWalker please stop using our music in any way…we literally hate you !!!
    Love, Dropkick Murphys

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  13. Den says:

    Just where are “cockles” located in the cardiac anatomy?

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  14. Den says:

    The sheepsters (gangster sheep) are ‘encouraging’ me to return to the
    Sheep-A-Torium where the counting of the sheep takes place, Baaaadios!

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  15. David B. Benson says:

    Gunna sack out early tonight.

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