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    When the weather is amenable, I too sit outside...

    When the weather is amenable, I too sit outside after dark watching the fireflies, the stars and an occasional bat as they go about their business. I find it soothing, well, until the mosquitos come...
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    I think a satisfactory answer might require more...

    I think a satisfactory answer might require more specificity in the question.
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    I think I'd use the entire amount on debt...

    I think I'd use the entire amount on debt reduction and consider that a gift to myself.
  4. Thread: Gas prices

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    My diesel pickup with a 26 gallon tank holds...

    My diesel pickup with a 26 gallon tank holds about $160 of fuel at today's price. I last filled up on the 31st of May and still have just over 1/2 tank left.

    Next week we're towing our camper a...
  5. Thread: Roe vs. Wade.....

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    It didn't need to, that's been covered many...

    It didn't need to, that's been covered many times. They only had to determine whether the NY policy of 'May Issue' fit Constitutional standards or if 'Shall Issue' was the more appropriate policy.
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    14th AmendmentSection 1All persons born or...

    14th AmendmentSection 1All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State...
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    If it ever passes, I guess we'll find out.

    If it ever passes, I guess we'll find out.
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    That would be the result if the abortion on...

    That would be the result if the abortion on demand pipedream is ever realized. It was nearly memorialized in the recent Women's Health Protection Act which 49 of 50 Democratic Senators voted to...
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    I guess you don't understand Republicans such as...

    I guess you don't understand Republicans such as myself then. I think the primary objective of our federal government is to protect us from those who may wish us harm. Any government that wants to...
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    Yes, that was all over the news yesterday,...

    Yes, that was all over the news yesterday, presented pretty much the same as you have here. Though when I watched the video it seemed pretty apparent she stumbled a bit as she read her prepared...
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    49 of 50 Democratic Senators recently voted to...

    49 of 50 Democratic Senators recently voted to override all state abortion laws and allow abortion for any reason up to the day of actual birth, even though that's only supported by approximately 10%...
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    I just realized that if it's that easy to turn...

    I just realized that if it's that easy to turn you into a states rights person, your suggestion may have some merit. We'd just have to figure out how your three judge panel would be different than...
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    Probably because the Supreme Court decides the...

    Probably because the Supreme Court decides the constitutionality of other courts decisions and state courts have no standing in that arena.
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    Poll: Yes it can, and it has.

    Yes it can, and it has.
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    It does happen both ways and almost always...

    It does happen both ways and almost always corrects earlier decisions that were flawed in one form or another. Everyone here complaining about legal precedence had no problem when the Obergefell...
  16. Thread: Whiney Whine

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    I've never seen a cheerleader perform while...

    I've never seen a cheerleader perform while wearing a strap-on.

    Serious question: What is the purpose of drag queen shows for kids? Is it just an attempt to normalize a *lifestyle* for future...
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    I saw a video this morning of the Phoenix police...

    I saw a video this morning of the Phoenix police illegally using teargas to disperse a mostly peaceful crowd trying to break down the doors of the Senate office building last night while staffers and...
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    "no religious test shall ever be required as a...

    "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." ~ Article VI, US Constitution
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    Since abortion is obviously a states rights issue...

    Since abortion is obviously a states rights issue based upon any reading of the 10th Amendment, I'd guess they would have to use something like my civil rights example to sneak up on it or do the...
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    And I think rightly so, that should be done in...

    And I think rightly so, that should be done in Congress.
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    After several years of listening to others being...

    After several years of listening to others being chided by the 'party of science', I'd suggest we follow the science on this one.
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    I wouldn't consider filling existing vacancies to...

    I wouldn't consider filling existing vacancies to be 'packing'. To me, court packing would be along the lines of Democrats fairly recent plan to increase the number of justices in order to get their...
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    "The powers not delegated to the United States by...

    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." ~ 10th Amendment to the US...
  24. Thread: A Texas nation?

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    Not to mention Kinky Friedman, Billy Gibbons and...

    Not to mention Kinky Friedman, Billy Gibbons and Me!
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    That is technically true, although slavery was...

    That is technically true, although slavery was essentially outlawed by Federal force in both Texas and Mississippi by the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. I believe the last slaves in the south...
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