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I discussed Sarah Palin's call for the impeachment of President Obama and the causes of the crisis on the US-Mexican border on The Weekend Show with Kenny Shelton Saturday July 12, 2014. We also discussed President Obama's use of executive orders to implement portions of the Dream Act and how his use of executive authority compares to previous presidents. I'm on the show every Saturday right after the 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific network news.
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The quantity of executive orders is not the salient point. All presidents have used them to varying degrees. That's not what matters and what disturbs many people about Obama's use of the device. He implements in executive orders what are laws that congress wouldn't pass. He creates legislation by executive fiat, not simply ordering implementations of enacted laws. Deciding not to enforce laws that have been passed by congress and signed by a president is a failure to perform his responsibilities. The number of E/O's is not what matters, it's the nature and content of the specific orders that are flagrant violations of the people's rights and the separation of powers.
The Smithsonian's main endangered species research facility is in Front Royal.
This happened to an Englishman in France who was totally drunk.
The French policeman stops his car and asks the gentleman if he has been drinking. With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a French man, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception and a quite few glasses of single malt thereafter.
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to alcotest (breath test) him and asks the Englishman if he knows under French Law why he is going to be arrested.
The Englishman answers with humour: "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you know that this is a British car and my wife is driving... on the other side !!
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00:00 • Samsung Gear Fail? http://bit.ly/1j9LcM0
00:00 • Amazon UK launches a dedicated storefront for wearable devices http://bit.ly/1j9M9Uk
00:00 • Flying to the US? Make sure your devices are charged http://bit.ly/1j9Md6J
00:00 • LG G Watch available from AT&T July 11 for $229 (less 50% discount if you also by an LG G3) http://bit.ly/1j9MvdH
00:00 • Samsung to shut down its Video and Media Hub August 1 http://bit.ly/1j9LCBV
00:00 • Google will keep absolute control over the look and feel of Android Wear http://bit.ly/1j9LIth
00:00 • Android L developer preview ported to the Nexus 4 http://bit.ly/1j9LSky
00:00 • Android Wear App Section Added To the Google Play Store, Including A Ton Of Updated Apps [Update: 10 More] http://bit.ly/1j9M4jN
00:00 • [Bug Watch] Paid Apps Cannot Be Installed On Android Wear, Play Store Encryption Likely At Fault http://bit.ly/1j9MmqF
00:00 • Google adds ‘Occasionally’ reminder option to Google Now http://bit.ly/1j9Mx5x
Coming up Friday on Google Plus Week
I agree that Google is learning from developers of 3rd party apps. That's how OS development goes. Stuff gets added that was part of some 3rd party innovation. Nothing I'm saying would stop that. I just want OEMs to differentiate with their hardware and services. Leave the OS itself alone. Or at least follow the guidelines for a consistent platform experience.
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0:00:00 • Welcome the panel
Google and Google+
0:00:00 • Way to screw up Google Drive http://bit.ly/1reYAyA
0:00:00 • . shutting down Orkut on Sept. 30 http://bit.ly/1zuFfOD
0:00:00 • Larry Page tells his employees to eat cake http://goo.gl/fz0Wqw
0:00:00 • compares Google’s product approach to Apple’s and more http://bit.ly/1kMD5jF
0:00:00 • In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline http://n.pr/1reZ73E
0:00:00 • .Inside Google’s Big Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door http://on.recode.net/1kMG63j
0:00:00 • After short revival, Google service disruptions in China return http://reut.rs/1mlWpIR
0:00:00 • Use Your Mind to Control Google Glass http://bit.ly/1mlYrIZ
0:00:00 • Google Maps Update Lets You Measure Distances (or Aimlessly Doodle) http://bit.ly/1mlYYe3
0:00:00 • .Google creates geography game (and it’s fun!) http://smartypins.withgoogle.com/
0:00:00 • Google, Dropbox band together to fight patent trolls http://bit.ly/1reZfQF
0:00:00 • Google gently tells users to blame ISPs for poor YouTube performance http://bit.ly/1zuF1Hp
0:00:00 • 'Practical' Google exec caught in fatal sex web http://usat.ly/1reZs6p
0:00:00 • Facebook tries to explain motives for secret user experiments http://bit.ly/1zuFqtb
0:00:00 • Guy launches kickstarter to raise $10 to make potato salad. It went well http://kck.st/1zuFGZg
0:00:00 • Steven Spielberg didn’t really kill a dinosaur http://bzfd.it/1zuFUja
0:00:00 • Wal-Mart's Future Fleet of Transformers is BADASS http://fxn.ws/1zuG5eg
Monday on Our Android Week
0:00:00 • Correct Google Now with 'No, I said' command http://goo.gl/pzlArw
0:00:00 • Mirror your Android screen to the TV with Chromecast http://bit.ly/1reZUkU
0:00:00 • .Kyocera adopting sapphire crystal for upcoming smartphone? http://bit.ly/1rf0eAj
0:00:00 • Global tablet shipments decline for first time, large screen phones to blame? http://bit.ly/1zuGvBo
0:00:00 • LG's new wearable is a child tracker that lets parents listen in http://bit.ly/1zuG0qV
0:00:00 • FTC accuses T-Mobile of intentionally lying to customers, excessive charges http://bit.ly/1zuF5H0
0:00:00 • *How was your Google Plus Week?*
The post below is a classic example. You get there and there is an auto-play video (GRRRRR) that adds absolutely NOTHING to the story. It's some monotone guy reading three paragraphs from the story you are about to read. (After a 30 second ad, of course. The video itself is 36 seconds. Of nothing.) [As an aside, one of the most helpful things ever did was add the little speaker icon in tabs so you could tell "WHERE IS THE SOUND COMING FROM??????"]
I see a general trend in newspaper sites where they do a horrible video (even big sites like The ) that adds nothing to the text of the story. It's just a play for an ad. A 90 second throw-away video. But I see sites like the conservative paper doing awful things like pop-ups and just billions of crazy ads.
I know they are trying to make money and most of these sites aren't. And I really appreciate the ability to read good quality content without paying for it. (I know every trick in the book to avoid paywalls.) And I support ads. I don't use an ad blocker. I want them to make money and to keep producing good content. But I read sites from all political viewpoints and I definitely see a pattern. The liberals are definitely better at not pissing off readers than the conservatives.
Very interesting. Tired of arresting the same offenders over and over again, the police offer to have a chaplain drive them immediately to a treatment center.
What is so surprising to me is that this is very unusual.
They should also have facilities for detox, rehab, and have classrooms setup to allow prisoners to enroll in both high school diploma programs and online degree programs. Although I'm not sure how the degree programs should be paid for, since I doubt very many prisoners would take on extra duties to cover it themselves, which puts it back on the tax payers.
In short, make prison a hand up system instead of making it extra baggage on their life. Still needs to be a punishment too though, so they need to work for it.
Might have to make some preserves before the birds and black bears eat them all.
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How the would-be mighty have fallen.
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