Full of the sort of Emoluments via Hunter Biden that Jefferson had hoped we would avoid - Titles of Nobility functionally replaced by LLC memberships, Corporate directorships, and so on - and the pragmatic effect of being held to a very different standard legally than the rest of us


Thus, we have Bushes and Cheneys, Clinton's and Pelosi's, Kerry's and McCain's, apparently having achieved the same sort of American Aristocracy that Jefferson had hoped we would avoid

And of course, now we have the Biden clan...


Titles of Nobility - Thomas Jefferson noted that an underlying concept was not just the titles themselves, but the private law or privileges gained - being held to a separate standard from everyone else, whether by a title held through hereditary means or outright purchase via wealth - and a famous family name

An American Aristocracy

Ref: press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founde

Emolument: a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office

US Constitution says:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Buried in the text of today's EPA SCOTUS ruling is the phrase "Administrative State" used to describe federal agencies


"A bill under consideration by the Legislature would pave the way for California lawmakers to extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the state’s last nuclear facility, past its scheduled closure"


10 an EST tomorrow... wonder if SCOTUS will significantly modify the Chevron Deference


"An unusually advanced hacking group has spent almost two years infecting a wide range of routers in North America and Europe with malware that takes full control of connected devices running Windows, macOS, and Linux, researchers reported on Tuesday."


The United States of Leftardia

Gets degrees in Leftardianism, funded by ESG corporatists, dye their hair purple, light it on fire, genderblender kids' genitals, nix everyone who disagrees with them, steal an election, claim everyone who doesn't set their own hair on fire is a Russian agent Nazi criminal racist transphobe out to wreck "their" democracy

No bridge too far to burn, they've burned their own bridges as they ran straight past Mao, Stalin, & Che, hurling headlong into oblivion


"Boom" doesn't mean what he thought it did in this context 🤔💥

GarryN boosted

Listening ( belatedly) to Quods get gold, and the speaker introducing Saul’s list of achievements and positions in many organizations. I’m thinking to myself, and this is the same man who has favorited and boosted some of my little toots. Unbelievable.
We also have gold here on the forum. A big ol nugget of gold. Thank you sir.

The Washington Post should formally add the second part of their masthead motto "Democracy dies in darkness" - "We are that darkness"

The New York Times should modify theirs too - "Only the news that gives you fits"

"Biden calls for peaceful protests..."

Last time a President did that, there was an impeachment

Just sayin'...


Yup, agree - the new Star Trek kicks ass - just watched first episode


"An audit released on June 16 of the Illinois Department of Employment Security found that half of federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits the agency paid out during the height of the pandemic were stolen."


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