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Quote from: rekcuf on June 14, 2016, 05:11:01 PMI still on the bench and make poses for Twitter memes.
Quote from: jaz on June 14, 2016, 06:15:01 PMRED and I will be interviewing Art on the final episode of The Bell Philes on Thursday 9pm ET/6pm PT.Listen and chat LIVE @ http://thebellphiles.com/live-show/Skype: LiveShow 99Phone: 317-708-4500As our show is a retrospective on classic shows from the 90s and early 00s we will be focusing on this time period and those classic shows so if you have any questions you have always wanted to ask Art about those classic shows send me a PM or just respond here.
Quote from: MV on June 14, 2016, 06:24:34 PMfinal episode? well, this is at least a great way to wrap it up.
Quote from: jaz on June 14, 2016, 06:15:01 PMAs our show is a retrospective on classic shows from the 90s and early 00s we will be focusing on this time period and those classic shows so if you have any questions you have always wanted to ask Art about those classic shows send me a PM or just respond here.
Quote from: chinaclipper on June 14, 2016, 09:07:02 PMwhat REALLY happened to Buggs' bigfoot map?
Quote from: Value Of Pi on June 14, 2016, 09:19:23 PMI hope you're not going to confirm that RED means redacted, minus a few letters and parentheses. If so, I can see the marketing genius in making that at least a little unclear. Also, please break it to me gently if it is in fact "she who must be ignored."
Quote from: jaz on June 14, 2016, 09:22:32 PMRED is themudking.
Quote from: Art Bell on June 13, 2016, 12:06:28 AMWe only have two choices in the real World
Quote from: creepygreenlight on June 14, 2016, 10:25:22 PMYes, simple as that. It's an unfortunate reality that ultimately we have to choose the "lesser of evil" when it comes to our next President. For me, I just can't morally vote for Hillary knowing what an evil, scandalous person she is and the fact that she's under an FBI probe. Now it's coming out that she used our government to raise millions for her own "foundation" while IN OFFICE, electing someone as corrupt as her would be devastating.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/2/22/1489369/-Hillary-s-aides-cheer-F-15-Christmas-present-for-Saudis-after-10-million-to-Clinton-FoundationAnd for those afraid of Trump - Relax, courts will block half the shit he wants to do. At least he has a spine and has new solutions and ideas, though, and that's better than what we have now.
Quote from: Value Of Pi on June 14, 2016, 10:52:29 PMTo paraphrase the famous quotation, "How many divisions has the Pope?", how many divisions has the courts?
Quote from: jaz on June 14, 2016, 09:22:32 PMRED is Redacted.
Quote from: albrecht on June 14, 2016, 11:34:27 PMYes, hopefully our next President will stop the autocracy of the Court and bring back some semblance of actual division of powers. And some balance between the Federal areas, but more importantly, the balances of State and local against Federal.
Quote from: Value Of Pi on June 15, 2016, 12:21:06 AMNot what I meant, actually. If we follow the Constitution, SCOTUS has the last word...
Quote from: Paper*Boy on June 15, 2016, 12:49:51 AMThey were never meant to. First off, the Federal government as a whole was meant to be small and limited. The states created the central government and granted it very limited powers, which were listed. All other legislative and governing power was retained by the states. That included a limit to issues the Supreme Court was to be involved in. The Supreme Court was named third, after the Congress and the President, it was expected to have the least power among the three.And Congress was to have the Final Say. The Congress has the ability to withhold funds. They have the ability to remove justices. More than that, they create the lower Federal Courts (and implicitly define their jurisdiction) (Article I, Section 1 and Article III Section 1). They have the power to limit what the Supreme Court may rule on ''...In all other cases before mentioned, the supreme court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.'' (Article III, Section 2). Appellate jurisdiction is hearing appeals and making rulings on lower federal court cases - federal courts the Congress creates and whose jurisdiction they define.We were never meant to be ruled by a handful of unelected justices, serving lifetime appointments, making decisions in private. That's silly on the face of it.
Quote from: Who on June 14, 2016, 08:18:08 AMThe ability to criticize one's leaders is essential in any free and open society. To keep it legitimate, however, criticism needs to based upon facts, things we can verify. Where do they stand on issues that are important to us. Bigotry has no place in American politics. There were people who were against Kennedy because he was Catholic, Romney because he was Mormon, Obama because he's black. Colin Powell was the most admired man in America in 2000. The GOP nomination and the Presidency were probably his for the taking. According to media reports, he declined because his wife Alma was concerned there might be attempts on his life by white supremacists. If that's true, then the bigots won and America was denied a potentially great president.
Quote from: From Somewhere Out There on June 14, 2016, 09:58:06 AMThis is utter Bullshit. Powell didn't run because his wife had been fighting depression for at least ten years at the time and did not want this to become a campaign issue. You are obviously a member of the left goon squad to post something like this. Do you have a fucking conscience?
Quote from: JesusJuice on June 14, 2016, 09:58:54 AMOnly white people can be racist. Racism is abuse of institutionalised power against another race. Denial of employment for example. Black people don't have any power to abuse so they can't be racist. They can be prejudice against white people but not racist. Racism and prejudice are two different things.
Quote from: Redwolf on June 14, 2016, 08:56:16 PMArt,Um, you do know there is a Libertarian candidate right?His name is Gary Johnson. You don't have to vote for Clinton or Trump!You keep saying for years and years you are a Libertarian...then actually vote that way!!Vote for Gary Johnson...otherwise you are just another wanna be Libertarian who is really a Republican.You are too smart to vote for Trump or Clinton...They are both terrible and yet you say you will vote for Trump...what a joke of a statement that is. You don't have to endorse one or the other...there are other options and even if there wasn't, why come out for either one of them? Why not just say they both are terrible...at least that would be honest and true.Worst candidate choices...EVER!!!!
Quote from: Value Of Pi on June 15, 2016, 01:32:58 AMAccording to you, the Congress has a whole lot of power that they not only are not using but don't even appear to recognize. They can simply get rid of all those pesky justices they don't like and tell the SCOTUS what cases they can and can't rule on, thereby having the power to make the laws and also effectively decide on how they're interpreted. Someone should tell them about all this.The executive branch also sounds fairly powerless, since it can't do anything without money and Congress controls that. Except, as Ted Cruz and others have shown in recent years, shutting down the government or cutting off funding is ineffective and a lousy way to govern.As for the SCOTUS, voters elect the presidents who nominate these justices and the senators who confirm them. So we and those two branches (executive and legislative) have some say about what kind of justices end up on the court. If the judiciary has taken on too much power, we already have the ability to change that. All the same, I suggest telling your representatives about any power they have but are not, for some reason, using. They're always looking for that kind of help.
Quote from: Segundus on June 15, 2016, 04:00:53 AMI think a lot of people say they are libertarian because they like what they say on the media. If they actually studied the platform of the movement as defined by its founder, Ayn Rand, they might think otherwise. Libertarian is capitalism on steroids. No government regulation at all of business. If you don't like business and the wealthy controlling government today, those things are the foundations of Libertarianism. There are great things about capitalism, but Libertarians pick out the worst parts and embrace them. Read Ayn Rand - not the novels, but her philosophy.
Quote from: Segundus on June 15, 2016, 02:56:26 AMBefore Bush and Cheney's little trick, Powell probably would have been our first black President, and a great win for Republicans.
Quote from: jaz on June 14, 2016, 06:15:01 PMRED and I will be interviewing Art on the final episode of The Bell Philes on Thursday 9pm ET/6pm PT.Listen and chat LIVE @ http://thebellphiles.com/live-show/Skype: LiveShow 99Phone: 317-708-4500
Quote from: 73s on June 15, 2016, 07:48:10 AMVery cool. So, MV, does this mean Art won't be joining your upcoming show(s) or is this still on the table as well?