working to make itself somewhat immune to change:
Right now, the prime minister can dissolve Parliament anytime he wants, forcing new elections. He is also obliged to order new elections if he loses a vote of confidence. This power holds the members of his parliamentary majority in check and restrains them from turning on their leaders since, should they succeed in a vote of no confidence, it would plunge them into the uncertainty of a new election, which would imperil their own seats.
The new rules would bar the prime minister from dissolving Parliament during its five-year term and vest that right in a two-thirds majority of parliament. In other words, Parliament would have to vote itself out of office -- something likely never to happen.
More dangerous is the proposed new voting system that must be approved by a popular referendum. Rather than vote for one candidate for Parliament in each district, voters will be obliged to rank the candidates in their order of preference. If nobody gets a majority of first-place rankings, the candidate with the least votes drops off and his second place votes are distributed among the other remaining candidates. The Liberal/Social Democrats are pushing this change in the hopes that there may never again be a parliamentary majority for the Conservatives or Labor and that they will always hold the balance of power in a hung parliament.
Politicians; corrupt bastards the world over.
AG Holder's buddy Clown Shabazz has friends. I'm guessing friends Holder doesn't like us hearing about.
"WE can record YOU anytime we like; but you can't record US or it's jail!" And a possible response.(pointed to by Insty)
Dumbass tourist, extreme level. Apparently the croc wasn't hungry, or he just tasted bad.
The animal rights weenies show their level of- well, I'll refrain from that language for the moment.
Instead of her beloved pet - bought nine years ago after a bad experience at school - there was an empty hutch and a threatening note, apparently from animal rights extremists.
It read: 'This is animal cruelty. Rabbits should not be left in hutches, they should be out in the wild and socialising.'
Yeah, steal a kids pet and turn it loose; that'll turn out well.
You may have heard the NAACP declared itself a bunch of RWPP thugs by passing a resolution accusing the tea party people of being racists. The response in part:
Whereas, the NAACP had an opportunity to preserve some semblance of legitimacy by standing up for Ken Gladney, the victim of a vicious racist battery conducted by a black avowed communist, even labeling him an “Uncle Tom”, but chose instead to use the opportunity to mock the St. Louis Tea Party, and
Whereas, the NAACP has refused to denounce the New Black Panther’s call to murder white cops and their babies, and
Whereas, the NAACP does its entire membership a grave disservice by hypocritically engaging in the very conduct it purports to oppose,
Now therefore be it resolved that the St. Louis Tea Party condemns the NAACP for lowering itself to the dishonorable position of a partisan political attack dog organization, and,
Be it further resolved that the St. Louis Tea Party calls on similar organizations to join in unanimous condemnation of this despicable behavior, and
Be it further resolved that we demand that the NAACP withdrawal their bigoted, false and inflammatory resolution against the tea party for any further consideration, and...
Read it all.
The corrupt democratic-media complex is alive and well in America.
Here’s more proof…
Mort Zuckerman, the 147th wealthiest American, editor of US News and World Report, and publisher of the New York Daily News, admitted today that he wrote a speech for Barack Obama.
Voting fraud? By Obama minions? Big surprise, right?
Ace had a bit the other day saying, basically, 'big deal'; Clinton supporters mad because of Team Obama's actions. What pisses me is that these same people, if it were Obama's people doing this to McCain voters, would quietly cheer it, but they just HATE it happening to them.
A bit more on this at Sondra's place.
A couple of things from RNS:
Anyway, he said the vast, vast majority of folks’ incomes along the Gulf Coast are cash-under-the-table. If BP is faced with a claim for compensation from a fellow with a million-dollar-a-year shrimping operation, but he reported a $20,000 income on his tax return, what’s BP to do?
That is how much your government gladly spent to help to destroy a firearm.
But it didn’t just help to destroy one.
It helped to destroy 1.4 million of them.
And it gave that money to the UN to do the destroying.
Switzerland: Land of fine chocolates, precision timepieces and child rape.
Or at least great tolerance for child rapists who are celebrities and commit their crime in the US
Finally, Day by Day is running their support drive.
I shall now see if the garden can be worked without my sinking into it.