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(White House)   President Obama once again circumvents those pesky separation of powers rules with his constitutionally given right to executive orders to make this a better country   (whitehouse.gov) divider line 192
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2013-04-04 05:45:02 PM  

Silly Jesus: whidbey: Oh look, 5 years later and subby's still hurt.

Black man in the White House, everybody! Better run!

Race card nonsense didn't take long.  Good job.


Because advocating a form of poll tax/eligibility test has no basis in race at all.
 
2013-04-04 05:45:23 PM  
Lordy, Lordy the next thing you know he will use signing statements to  say a law mwans the opposite or does not apply to his administration.
 
2013-04-04 05:45:36 PM  

meat0918: Infernalist: Good.

Came to say this.

The GOP will say "Obama is circumventing Congress to make sure more people vote for the Democratic Party"

stay on message
 
2013-04-04 05:46:23 PM  
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote the efficient administration of Federal elections and to improve the experience of all voters, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Aaaaand, we're done here.
 
2013-04-04 05:46:28 PM  
That is fantastic.. It is so completely a good idea, and completely in keeping with the intended use of the Presidential role.. and yet it will tie the right up in farking knots of rage.
 
2013-04-04 05:48:02 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Comrades, the glorious day is finally upon us! Allah be Praised! Operation Alinsky is now in motion! All Death Panels are mobilized effective immediately. All guards will report to their respective FEMA Camps. The first Black Helicopters will leave the UN at....wait, what's that? It's just a commission? Not the big one? Dammit so much. Umm, uhh stand down everybody. Just a little joke. heh. Really nothing to worry about. Go about your business.


So, John does not have a long mustache?
 
2013-04-04 05:48:05 PM  
I guess we've heard "they don't want to get ID cards for next months election because they're shifty ne'er do wells" for the last time.
 
2013-04-04 05:49:07 PM  

toddism: Dusk-You-n-Me: toddism: the answer is no.

My answer is yes.

then you are an idiot and you get the government you deserve.


Since you are advocating a form of oligarhy, it seems you are the idiot.

What the hell makes you think an intelligence test would result in any different kind of government anyway? Unless your 'test' is based on ideology... which is even worse than the aforementioned oligarhy.
 
2013-04-04 05:49:13 PM  
www.brokencountry.com
WTF is wrong with that guy?
 
2013-04-04 05:49:46 PM  

theknuckler_33: Silly Jesus: whidbey: Oh look, 5 years later and subby's still hurt.

Black man in the White House, everybody! Better run!

Race card nonsense didn't take long.  Good job.

Because advocating a form of poll tax/eligibility test has no basis in race at all.


You're a racist for bringing historical context into this!
 
2013-04-04 05:52:18 PM  

toddism: then you are an idiot and you get the government you deserve.


Obviously there should only be one vote in this county, and it should very definitely be yours.
 
2013-04-04 05:54:06 PM  
History's.  Greatest.  Panel-appointing.  Monster
 
2013-04-04 05:56:16 PM  

Mrtraveler01: theknuckler_33: Silly Jesus: whidbey: Oh look, 5 years later and subby's still hurt.

Black man in the White House, everybody! Better run!

Race card nonsense didn't take long.  Good job.

Because advocating a form of poll tax/eligibility test has no basis in race at all.

You're a racist for bringing historical context into this!


Hold on there. The original racism charge was leveled against the headline submitter. The headline does not mention a poll tax. The racism charge is hysterical context, as it turns out.
 
2013-04-04 05:56:34 PM  
And since others already covered section 3....

Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The Commission shall hold public meetings and engage with Federal, State, and local officials, technical advisors, and nongovernmental organizations, as necessary to carry out its mission.

Public meetings?  Engage with technical advisors?  We elected a president, sir.  Not a king.
 
2013-04-04 05:56:44 PM  
Phase 1 of P. Fart's nefarious plot to circumvent the 22nd Amendment, install himself on the Iron Throne permanently, and replace the fifty states' governors with what used to be ACORN's board of directors.

Check and mate
 
2013-04-04 06:00:03 PM  

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: Without reading the article, let me guess-- he's doing something entirely harmless, legal, and beneficial to society as a whole and the usual retarded suspects are losing their shiat because they hate him.


Holy shiat!

i375.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-04 06:05:43 PM  

Mrtraveler01: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

That's Silly Jesus's shtick. Get your own copycat!


Actually, there are a lot of people who see the value in an informed and intelligent electorate.  Such people are just rare on Fark.
 
2013-04-04 06:06:44 PM  

theknuckler_33: Silly Jesus: whidbey: Oh look, 5 years later and subby's still hurt.

Black man in the White House, everybody! Better run!

Race card nonsense didn't take long.  Good job.

Because advocating a form of poll tax/eligibility test has no basis in race at all.


Not unless you think that one race is smarter than another.  I'm advocating a standard of intellect / knowledge.  You aren't suggesting that one race is smarter than the other, are you?
 
2013-04-04 06:06:48 PM  

Cletus C.: The racism charge is hysterical context, as it turns out.


Nope. Seeing as how the litany of "outrage" being spewed towards Obama doesn't add up to much, the only rational explanation is that his so-called "critics" don't care for his skin color, and make stupid excuses.

Sorry if that makes you mad or something.
 
2013-04-04 06:07:45 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "(b) The President shall designate two members of the Commission to serve as Co-Chairs."


Ok, I LOLd
 
2013-04-04 06:08:23 PM  
Easy.

1. Make Election Day a Saturday or make Election Tuesday a quadrennial holiday.
2. Remove control of polling station hours/locations from the parties/partisan hacks.
3. Wipe hands on pants.
 
2013-04-04 06:10:25 PM  

whidbey: Cletus C.: The racism charge is hysterical context, as it turns out.

Nope. Seeing as how the litany of "outrage" being spewed towards Obama doesn't add up to much, the only rational explanation is that his so-called "critics" don't care for his skin color, and make stupid excuses.

Sorry if that makes you mad or something.


that's why these same critics impeached President Clinton. Cuz he's black.
 
2013-04-04 06:11:50 PM  

Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

That's Silly Jesus's shtick. Get your own copycat!

Actually, there are a lot of people who see the value in an informed and intelligent electorate.  Such people are just rare on Fark.


C'mon, can't you guys come up with something more original? This material is stale.
 
2013-04-04 06:12:21 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

That's Silly Jesus's shtick. Get your own copycat!

Actually, there are a lot of people who see the value in an informed and intelligent electorate.  Such people are just rare on Fark.

C'mon, can't you guys come up with something more original? This material is stale.


stale jokes? On MY Fark? That's it, Drew. Last straw!
 
2013-04-04 06:12:55 PM  
 
2013-04-04 06:14:17 PM  

skullkrusher: that's why these same critics impeached President Clinton. Cuz he's black.


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Pool's closed
 
2013-04-04 06:14:51 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

That's Silly Jesus's shtick. Get your own copycat!

Actually, there are a lot of people who see the value in an informed and intelligent electorate.  Such people are just rare on Fark.

C'mon, can't you guys come up with something more original? This material is stale.


3.bp.blogspot.com

The 2008 Election was the Zenith. Now, trolling has gone seriously into decline on politically oriented forums and boards.
 
2013-04-04 06:16:44 PM  
The only possible problem I see is with the direct presidential appointment. Congress is supposed to confirm "public ministers" and "officers of the United States". This may be abrogated by the fact that the commission has only advisory power, but I'd have to read up on some SCOTUS precedent to be positive.
 
2013-04-04 06:17:17 PM  
When asked about this Rick Scott replied "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-04-04 06:19:06 PM  

whidbey: Cletus C.: The racism charge is hysterical context, as it turns out.

Nope. Seeing as how the litany of "outrage" being spewed towards Obama doesn't add up to much, the only rational explanation is that his so-called "critics" don't care for his skin color, and make stupid excuses.

Sorry if that makes you mad or something.


Kind of makes me sad, really, that it's come to that. Obama deserves better.
 
2013-04-04 06:29:19 PM  

Silly Jesus: Maybe they will figure out that we need some sort of intellectual standard for voting.  It's quite an important act, people of the Kardashian's caliber maybe should be excluded.


You mean, like a literacy test?
 
2013-04-04 06:32:05 PM  

pciszek: Silly Jesus: Maybe they will figure out that we need some sort of intellectual standard for voting.  It's quite an important act, people of the Kardashian's caliber maybe should be excluded.

You mean, like a literacy test?


Don't encourage him!
 
2013-04-04 06:34:57 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

That's Silly Jesus's shtick. Get your own copycat!

Actually, there are a lot of people who see the value in an informed and intelligent electorate.  Such people are just rare on Fark.

C'mon, can't you guys come up with something more original? This material is stale.


Not sure what you mean.  I want an informed electorate and you are offended by that.
 
2013-04-04 06:35:51 PM  

pciszek: Silly Jesus: Maybe they will figure out that we need some sort of intellectual standard for voting.  It's quite an important act, people of the Kardashian's caliber maybe should be excluded.

You mean, like a literacy test?


Sure, being able to read a newspaper might be relevant to being an informed voter.
 
2013-04-04 06:36:40 PM  

Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

That's Silly Jesus's shtick. Get your own copycat!

Actually, there are a lot of people who see the value in an informed and intelligent electorate.  Such people are just rare on Fark.

C'mon, can't you guys come up with something more original? This material is stale.

Not sure what you mean.  I want an informed electorate and you are offended by that.


Not offended, just bored.

You really need to come up with some new material. This one is putting me to sleep.
 
2013-04-04 06:40:38 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

That's Silly Jesus's shtick. Get your own copycat!

Actually, there are a lot of people who see the value in an informed and intelligent electorate.  Such people are just rare on Fark.

C'mon, can't you guys come up with something more original? This material is stale.

Not sure what you mean.  I want an informed electorate and you are offended by that.

Not offended, just bored.

You really need to come up with some new material. This one is putting me to sleep.


Um, K?
 
2013-04-04 06:40:52 PM  

toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.


absolutely i want them voting, what you are suggesting doesn't even remotely resemble Democracy.

let me ask you this, do you think you should be allowed to vote?
 
2013-04-04 06:42:10 PM  

theknuckler_33: Philip Francis Queeg: Comrades, the glorious day is finally upon us! Allah be Praised! Operation Alinsky is now in motion! All Death Panels are mobilized effective immediately. All guards will report to their respective FEMA Camps. The first Black Helicopters will leave the UN at....wait, what's that? It's just a commission? Not the big one? Dammit so much. Umm, uhh stand down everybody. Just a little joke. heh. Really nothing to worry about. Go about your business.

Oh man!!!  You had me ready to start polishing my jack boots!!!

*slouches in chair*


I'm going to go practice marching around the neighborhood, just in case!
 
2013-04-04 06:43:53 PM  

Isitoveryet: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

absolutely i want them voting, what you are suggesting doesn't even remotely resemble Democracy.

let me ask you this, do you think you should be allowed to vote?


Of course we need uniformed and unintelligent people making decisions that impact all of society.  Hurr durr.
 
2013-04-04 06:44:09 PM  

Isitoveryet: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

absolutely i want them voting, what you are suggesting doesn't even remotely resemble Democracy.

let me ask you this, do you think you should be allowed to vote?


Of course he's smart enough to pass the test.
 
2013-04-04 06:44:40 PM  

Mercutio74: As fine as an idea as this is, it's really just going to be ignored in any state with a heavy GOP presence, no?


Maybe, but at least then they can be called out on it and made to explain their asshattery to the rest of us instead of doing it from the hidden position of public unawareness.
 
2013-04-04 06:44:56 PM  

Silly Jesus: Isitoveryet: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

absolutely i want them voting, what you are suggesting doesn't even remotely resemble Democracy.

let me ask you this, do you think you should be allowed to vote?

Of course we need uniformed and unintelligent people making decisions that impact all of society.  Hurr durr.


I've seen this rerun before.
 
2013-04-04 06:45:34 PM  

MrEricSir: Okay that's a start, but next you can get rid of the electoral college and fire anyone in congress who's voted on a bill without understanding it.

Then we can worry about switching to a form of democracy where people are represented instead of places.

This.

Any power not specifically allowed to congress is reserved to the states.
The constitution says nothing about accidents, making mistakes or 'oops, I didn't know.'
Thus being a dumbass is something that state legislatures do.
By the time you get to the federal level you should have your shiat together and know what the fark you're voting on.
Failure to do so should be greeted with summary execution to deter others.
 
2013-04-04 06:46:36 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Isitoveryet: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

absolutely i want them voting, what you are suggesting doesn't even remotely resemble Democracy.

let me ask you this, do you think you should be allowed to vote?

Of course we need uniformed and unintelligent people making decisions that impact all of society.  Hurr durr.

I've seen this rerun before.


I've seen this rerun before.
 
2013-04-04 06:48:01 PM  

Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Isitoveryet: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

absolutely i want them voting, what you are suggesting doesn't even remotely resemble Democracy.

let me ask you this, do you think you should be allowed to vote?

Of course we need uniformed and unintelligent people making decisions that impact all of society.  Hurr durr.

I've seen this rerun before.

I've seen this rerun before.


I've seen that rerun before too!
 
2013-04-04 06:51:04 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Isitoveryet: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

absolutely i want them voting, what you are suggesting doesn't even remotely resemble Democracy.

let me ask you this, do you think you should be allowed to vote?

Of course he's smart enough to pass the test.


I would be fine with some sort of test to vote. It could be a simple civics multiple choice, or some demonstration that the person can actually think, reasonably. This would immediately disqualify most foxmorons.
 
2013-04-04 07:00:09 PM  
FTFA:

(e) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

Not seeing any usurpation or expansion of executive or government powers.  Just a commission.

Not that this will prevent a bunch of panicked circle running and hand waving.
 
2013-04-04 07:03:37 PM  
Thank God no other president has ever used executive orders for anything.
 
2013-04-04 07:04:19 PM  
OMG the President made an advisory panel!!! Who does think he is the president?


Funny that, these idiots are complaining he is doing this while the also attack him, for not making unilateral budget cuts which is actually against the law for him to do.
 
2013-04-04 07:20:18 PM  

Evil High Priest: Mrtraveler01: Isitoveryet: toddism: most people are idiots and/or grossly uninformed and should not be allowed to vote.

do you really want the guy or gal serving burgers at the braves game voting?  do you really want honey booboo's sperm donor or mom voting? the answer is no.

absolutely i want them voting, what you are suggesting doesn't even remotely resemble Democracy.

let me ask you this, do you think you should be allowed to vote?

Of course he's smart enough to pass the test.

I would be fine with some sort of test to vote. It could be a simple civics multiple choice, or some demonstration that the person can actually think, reasonably. This would immediately disqualify most foxmorons.


The U.S. Citizenship test is a good candidate.

http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20R es ource%20Center%20Site/Publications/100q.pdf

Would it be too much to ask that someone voting know as much about our government as someone who just got here two weeks ago?
 
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