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Justin Stapleton
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My full name is: The Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Mere Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath.
My full name is: The Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Mere Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath.

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YYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!

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I did not see that coming. WooHoo!

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History Time!
Why Worchester v Georgia (1832) is important today

So there is a lot of hope right now about the Appellant Court's decision to balk Trump's executive order on the immigration ban. And if I had any belief that Trump intends to act reasonably, I guess I would have hope too. But the situation of an intransigent POTUS against the Supreme Court does not always go well.

Worcester v Georgia was an important decision in establishing Native Nations as being autonomous bodies solely under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government and not the states. While it may seem obvious now, it directly flew in the face of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal act and more cynically, the state of Georgia who wanted the gold on Cherokee held lands.

Jackson's response? Apocryphally, it was: "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!" More historically it has been reported to be: "The decision of the supreme court has fell still born, and they find that it cannot coerce Georgia to yield to its mandate."

Either way, when the Federal Troops did march in, it was not to enforce the Supreme Court decision, it was to enforce the Indian Removal act. The Trail of Tears killed 4000 people on its forced march from Georgia to (now) Oklahoma. A quick check of census data shows a population growth rate of about 2400% from the 1830's to the 2010's, so to put that into perspective that would amount to almost 100 thousand people in today's America dying as a direct result of the Executive Branch not upholding the decision of the Judicial Branch.

Do you see why I am not feeling all that hopeful?

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Am I the only one these days who is pining for the fnords?
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Science!

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So last year my doctor put me on a new medication. Almost immediately my blood glucose shot through the roof. After weeks of arguing, I stopped taking them and got a new doctor.

Last week, my new doc wants me to try them again, just to verify that it was an actual allergic reaction and not something else that caused the elevated sugars.

Guess what today was like...
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"no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/627235-anyway-george-comes-up-to-me-the-first-day-of
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Fuck fuck fuciking fuck fuck.

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A lot of Good News, Bad News, No News here.
Notable to me:
I am sure my wife will be sad that Reign is ending after season 4.
Is the show Z Nation actually a zombie? It seems to just keep shuffling along.
Yay yay yay! More Dirk Gently!
WTH is CW thinking with a 17 episode season for Legends of Tomorrow? Back in my day, network seasons were either 13 or 26 episodes, and we liked it!
Lucifer graduates from mid-season replacement to full season show, congrats!
BOOOOO! Braindead was one of the best shows of the year, it so deserved a second season. Van Helsing gets renewed and Braindead doesn't? That is just brain dead.
Halt and Catch Fire gets to go out with a final season. Nice.
When was the last good season of AHS? Three? After the lameness of season 6 I have no hope that 7 will be any good.
The Strain gets a final season? I guess I am OK with that.
I would have liked to see more Roadies, but I am a Cameron Crowe fan.
Dark Matter seems to be getting better as it goes along, while Killjoys seems to be fading, I hope both have a good third season.
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