EyeBlast TV - Topics in today's show: -- The Obama administration renames the war on terror -- The Afghanistan surge -- Earth hour -- Rihanna and Chris Brown take a break
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Please don't close your mind to the real issue.
I've been around the block a few times and in my many years I've probably seen the following tricks used by Greedy Self-serving Politicians at least a hundred times or more, maybe even a 1000 times. It's an old trick; Politicians take the Heat or Attention off of themselves by diverting attention elsewhere.
Billy Boy Clinton was a master of this.
One event that stands out in my mind is the bombing of Libyan Pharmaceutical Factory when the Sexual questions were getting too hot for him.
The REAL ISSUE is that Obama and his Evil Minions do not care about anything but staying in power.
Even if it means destroying the Economy. oops, WAIT, that's the twist, they DO WANT to destroy the Economy!
Why do you think they passed all the Pig-marks loaded so called "stimulus" bill? Why the Budget so loaded with Greasy Pork that it will clog our Economy?
It's their plan.
This is a good article to read to explain my point.
"Creating a national or international crisis is a long standing, time-proven way for a politician or political group to either gain more power or solidify its hold on the power it already has - meantime distracting the attention of “The Great Unwashed” from what it is actually doing. By the time the voters’ attention is once again trained on the politician or political group, these individuals have managed to acquire more power than they had and they will explain that the power grab was necessary to get a handle on the crisis (which did not exist before they created it)."
See the rest of this article: Liberals’ Socialist Strategy: Lurch From One Crisis To Another
So I want to alert you to an article just posted by CAMERA ( the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America)-- Charges of IDF "Wanton Killing" Crumble. Turns out that contrary to what was on the front page of the New York Times, the supposedly "eyewitness accounts" by Israeli soldiers of atrocities in Gaza were actually just hearsay, unsubstantiated rumors, and "Urban Myths". It is time for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, the Guardian, the Financial Times, etc., to be held to account for their reckless reporting of fictitious Israeli War Crimes and their anti-Israeli incitement.
And this applies doubly to Ha'aretz, (the Israeli newspaper which is a constant source of Jewish Defamation of Israel) which originated the false story.
To read the article Charges of IDF "Wanton Killing" Crumble written and researched by CAMERA's Associate Director Alex Safian just click here.
So what's your reaction?
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Saturday, March 28, 2009
Instead of the Negative “Earth Hour” Hocus-pocus nonsense, Celebrate Human Achievement Hour.
Rejoice in the fact that your fellow human beings have mastered fire, created an agricultural world, built wondrous monuments, invented miraculous machines, and otherwise exercised their creative powers to make the world the great place it is today.
Turn ON your lights from 8:30 - 9:30 pm Tonight!
For some insight into this “Earth Hour” Farce see TonyfromOz's article The Earth Hour Fallacy
Thursday, March 26, 2009
BRUSSELS (SR) - The head of the European Union, Mirek Topolanek, slammed President Barack Obama's plan to spend nearly $2 trillion to push the U.S. economy out of recession as "the road to hell."
"Even an ex-crackhead community organizer should know that trying to repair an economy by spending trillions you don't have is idiocy," said Topolanek.
The blunt comments by the Czech Prime Minister to the European Parliament on Wednesday highlighted simmering European differences with Washington ahead of a key summit next week on fixing the world economy.
Obama insisted Tuesday that his massive and bloated budget proposal will put the ailing U.S. economy back on its feet. "Borrowing trillions of dollars for temporary building and pork projects just makes sense to me," he said, "because it lays the foundation for a secure and lasting prosperity, at least until we have to pay it back."
President Obama defends stimulus plan
Read More Satire at Scooter's Report
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
RightBias Idiot Awards
By Nancy Morgan
AND THE WINNER IS:
A Maryland woman is the winner of our Top Idiot of the Month Award. Alas, she is unable to accept the award in person as she is currently in the hospital recovering from injuries she incurred after she attached a sex toy to a saber saw blade and proceeded to, well, experiment. Suffice to say, she probably saw the error of her ways.
A Japanese groom got cold feet as his wedding approached. In order to buy more time to decide if he really wanted to tie the knot, he set fire to the hotel the wedding was supposed to be held in. Hey, it worked! He now has 5 years (in prison) to debate the merits of attaching himself to the old ball and chain.
A British woman deliberately bit off her boyfriend's tongue during a kiss after she complained that she wanted a baby and wasn't getting pregnant. We'll go out on a limb and predict she won't be winning a future 'Mother of the Year' award.
A Florida man has been arrested. His crime? He decided to put out his brother's cigarette with a fire extinguisher. "I asked him to put it out, but he wouldn't." Sounds reasonable to me.
A Florida woman and a card-holding member of the "I've Got Rights" generation, called 9-11, not once, but three times. Her emergency? Her local McDonalds was out of Chicken McNuggets. I bet you $100 bucks she voted for Obama.
Last, but not least, we have a bureaucrat over in Germany who proposed a novel and high-tech way of dealing with the menace of dog poo on city streets: DNA testing to identify the canine culprit and fine its owner. Enough said.
Thousands of bike riders have decided to shed their clothes in the hopes they can get us all to start thinking about the negative effects that cars, and the pollution they create, have on the environment. Is anyone else having trouble finding a connection between banning the internal combustion engine and a bunch of naked people on bikes?
MOST IDIOTIC STATEMENTS AWARDS:
Sen. John Kerry, (Vietnam vet) is the winner in this category. He gravely intoned last week that deferring costly actions to combat global warming because of the economic crisis amounted to "a mutual suicide pact." Words fail...
Tied for first place is Father Earth, Algore, who actually expects people to believe him when he says, "There is a very impressive consensus now emerging around the world that the solutions to the economic crisis are also the solutions to the climate crisis," Say what?
Vice-President Joe Biden has figured out somehow that only "5 percent of the Taliban is incorrigible, not susceptible to anything other than being defeated. Another 25 percent or so are not quite sure, in my view, the intensity of their commitment to the insurgency. And roughly 70 percent are involved because of the money, because of them being -- getting paid." How could Rasmussen have missed this poll?
Prince Charles has earned inclusion and honorable mention in the Idiotic Statement category for bravely warning the world that we have "less than 100 months to act" before the damage caused by global warming becomes irreversible. Oh well, at least he's not King.
Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said, with a straight face, "There seems to -- some people think there seems to be a market for saying that I am very partisan, and that I don't give the Republicans their opportunity. That simply is not true." Here's a thought - how about we collect a dollar for every 'misstatement' made by a politician. Poof - no more economic crisis. (You heard it here first:)
So many idiots, so little space. Try to keep laughing,
By Tim Potts, Co-founder Democracy Rising PA
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced charges against former House Democratic Whip Mike Veon, D-Beaver, in connection with a non-profit organization called the Beaver Initiative for Growth (BIG).
According to Corbett, Veon and his assistant, Anna Marie Peretta-Rosepink, used BIG as a personal and political piggy-bank, receiving $9.9 million in state taxpayer funds between 2003 and 2006 and no other funds from any other source. The funds came through "legislative grants," commonly known as WAMs, that were channeled through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
Instead of using the funds for the stated purpose of spurring economic growth, a Pittsburgh grand jury found that BIG essentially amounted to a money-laundering operation, turning tax dollars into campaign dollars and rewards for political allies and Veon's brother. Among other things, Corbett says Veon and Peretta-Rosepink used tax dollars for:
- Rent for two offices that served as campaign headquarters in Midland (Beaver County) and Pittsburgh.
- Bonuses for legislative staff who worked on election campaigns for House Democrats.
- Consultants who then made campaign contributions to Veon and other House Democrats.
- One consultant which received $20,000 per month after Veon arranged for the consultant to hire his brother at $160,000 per year.
Click here for the news release issued by Corbett's office this afternoon.
Click here for a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about today's events and about a BIG insider who saw the handwriting on the wall, bailing out in 2003 and leaving PA altogether rather than abide the corruption here.
Veon, Peretta-Rosepink and 10 others connected to the House Democratic Caucus were the first charged last year in the Bonus Scandal that Corbett continues to investigate. Click here for last July's DR News.
- Is this emblematic of DCED's oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in WAMs? Will Corbett or Auditor General Jack Wagner (also a candidate for governor) investigate DCED?
- Why were no charges filed against the consultants, Veon's brother or legislative staffers who received bonuses for campaign work through BIG?
Putting Profit in Non-Profit
This is the second time in as many weeks that non-profit organizations sponsored by lawmakers have come under scrutiny. Last week, former state Sen. Vince Fumo, D-Phila., was convicted of 137 counts of public corruption that included using a non-profit to provide Fumo with personal services, tools and a variety of other benefits using tax dollars.
- Is Corbett investigating other local non-profits created by state lawmakers? (At least one other is known to exist.)
Fallout for Corbett
Today's charges are certain to raise the volume of the chorus of complaints that Corbett, a Republican, is letting fellow members of the GOP off the hook. After more than two years of investigations, Corbett so far has charged only Democrats with corruption although he has said that he also is investigating House and Senate Republicans.
Corbett also faces charges from a fellow Republican for engaging in the same activity that he is investigating and prosecuting in others: using state resources to campaign for elective office. Last week, Corbett filed papers for his expected run for governor next year. The filing prompted former U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan, who prosecuted Fumo until Meehan resigned last year in preparation to run for governor, to suggest that Corbett ought to do the same. Meehan says that only by removing himself as attorney general can Corbett credibly claim that he is not using high-profile prosecutions as a taxpayer-subsidized campaign tactic.
- Will Meehan's complaint stick? Will Corbett's credibility with voters be the next victim of the culture of corruption in the capitol?
- When will the cost of corruption become high enough for lawmakers and the governor to do something about it? Or will voters have to take matters into their own hands again?
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
What we’ve got here is an example of “chutzpa” which rises above the ordinary.
Actually, it reminds me of an old Jewish joke:
Every Friday, before the Sabbath, Cohen would drop twenty Shekels into the tin cup of Yossel the beggar. One week, to Yossel’s surprise, Cohen put only five shekels into his cup. Cohen sighed and explained that his company had gone bankrupt, and that he himself had fallen upon hard times. To which Yossel replied “Your business goes bad and I should suffer?!”
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Topics in today's show:
--Chavez calls on Obama to become a socialist
--President Obamas hair is starting to turn gray
--Janeane Gerafalo implies RNC chair, Michael Steele, is a self-loathing black man
--The New York Times rails against toilet paper
Starring: Jodi Miller
Director: Bruce Roundtower
Executive Producer: Matthew Sheffield
NewsBusted is a comedy webcast about the News of the day
Thursday, March 12, 2009
|Shredding the Constitution|
"With respect to the two words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." --James Madison
"If you compare the vision of our nation's founders to the behavior of today's Congress, White House and U.S. Supreme Court, you would have to conclude that there is no longer rule of law where there is a set of general rules applicable to all persons. Today, we are commanded by legislative thugs who, with Supreme Court sanction, issue orders commanding particular people to do particular things. Most Americans neither understand nor appreciate the spirit and letter of the Constitution and accept Congress' arbitrary orders and privileges based upon status." --economist Walter E. Williams
"Barely two months into his Presidency, Obama is wreaking havoc, crippling the nation, oblivious to consequences and monumentally arrogant, believing the timbre of his voice and the manipulation of the media will win public confidence until the socialist utopia he believes in comes to fruition. Who knows how bad it will be in a year, let alone four?" --columnist Lance Fairchok
"Wall Street -- including the banking sector -- is burning itself down. The fire is fueled by panic -- the final stage in a decline of confidence -- and can only be put out by measures that restore confidence. ... But President Obama -- having first claimed that only government can solve the economic problems -- is failing to provide any solutions Wall Street can believe in." --Human Events editor Jed Babbin
"Obama is a great pretender. He repeatedly says he's doing things that he isn't, trusting his powerful rhetoric to obscure the difference." --Washington Post editor Robert Samuelson
"You can't expect people to unite behind you if you're trying to jam a whole bunch of things down their throat" --investor and Obama supporter Warren Buffett
"The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or in literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government." --economist Milton Friedman (1912-2006)
"We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money." --American hunter, frontiersman, soldier and politician Davy Crockett (1786-1836)
"Politics are not the high class, marvelous thing that lots of you picture. Our whole government workings are crammed with 'baloney.'" --humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935)
"What's a life worth? Apparently not much in Great Britain. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the government agency that decides which treatments the National Health Service will pay for, has effectively banned Lapatinib, a drug that was shown to slow the progression of breast cancer, and Sutent, which is the only medicine that can prolong the lives of some stomach cancer patients. Banning beneficial drugs due to cost is nothing new in Britain. NICE, which has to be one of history's most ironic acronyms, forbade the use of Tarceva, a lung cancer drug proven to extend patients' lives, and Abatacept, even though it's one of the only drugs that has been shown in clinical testing to improve severe rheumatoid arthritis. Once again, we have to ask: Do we really want to use the British system as the model for a U.S. health care regime? Promises of an effective, cost-effective health care system operated by the federal government are cruel fabrications. The British system shows that the state makes a mess of health care. So does the Canadian plan, which is plagued with unhealthy and often deadly waiting times for treatment. The Swedish government system is no better. It also refuses to provide some expensive medication and, inhumanely, refuses to let patients buy the drugs themselves. Why? According to a Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons article, bureaucrats believe doing so 'would set a bad precedent and lead to unequal access to medicine.' Like Canadians, Swedes are subjected to long waits. They also have denial-of-care problems that sometimes lead to death. A reasonable person would see the record of repeated failures in government-run medicine as evidence that such a system is not sustainable. Yet every central planner thinks he or she -- or his or her immediate group -- is smart enough to correct the flaws of socialist programs and therefore has the moral authority to force others to participate in his experiments. It is the same thinking that will move a person to say we are the ones we've been waiting for." --Investor's Business Daily
Get the shovel ready: "It's the government that's going to have to pull us out of this recession." --CBS reporter Anthony Mason
Spinning for the White House: "The recession has now cost nearly four-and-a-half million Americans their jobs. We'll show you the new jobs his stimulus plan is creating. ... Some of the $787 billion in stimulus money designed to create new jobs is already flowing through the pipeline. At the other end of it, millions of people are waiting hopefully for work." --CBS anchor Katie Couric
A liberal wakes up to liberalism: "President Obama's team, unlike Bush's team, demonstrates a thinness of skin that shocks me. When I somewhat obviously and empirically judged that the populist Obama administration is exacerbating the crisis with its budget and policies, as evidenced by the incredible decline in the [stock market] averages since his inauguration, I was met immediately with condescension and ridicule rather than constructive debate or even just benign dismissal. I said to myself, 'What the heck? Are they really that blind to the Great Wealth Destruction they are causing with their decisions to demonize the bankers, raise taxes for the wealthy, advocate draconian cap-and-trade policies and upend the health care system? Do they really believe that only the rich own stocks? What do they think we have our retirement accounts in, CDs? Where did they think that the money saved for college went, our mattresses?" --MSNBC's Jim Cramer
Getting the facts wrong: "Reversing course. President Obama lifts the ban on embryonic stem cell research... But is the president going far enough?" --CBS's Julie Chen ++ From the Department of Corrections: "And we should say, this under President Bush was not banned or illegal, except now we're getting federal funding." --CBS's Maggie Rodriguez later in the segment
Politics over science: "President Obama is going to fulfill one of his campaign promises by ending restrictions on federally funded research using embryonic stem cells. This could lead to better treatments and possibly cures for many diseases. But it will not end a visceral debate." --ABC's Lisa Stark **Name one cure for any disease found through embryonic stem cell research. Just one.
Free Pizza Delivery and Video Rental?: "Feds Unveil Plan to Help 9 Million Stay in Homes" --Associated Press
We Blame Global Warming: "Pinconning Area High School Will Become Tropical Rain Forest on Monday" --Bay City (MI) Times
'This Trail Really Stinks': "More Than 800 Protest Sewer Hike" --Yuma (AZ) Sun
Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control: "Burping Worms May Contribute to Climate Change" --FoxNews.com
News You Can Use: "Drivers Find Roads Are Slippery After Snow" --Baltimore Sun Web site
Bottom Stories of the Day: "Gas Problem Reported at Local Taco Bell" --Dayton Daily News
(Thanks to The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto)
Here he comes to save the day: "There are a lot of people out there who are desperate. There's a lot of desperation out there. Today I want them and the people like them across this country to know that I have not forgotten them." --the Almighty Barack Obama
Troubles with the media: "It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question." --Barack Obama to New York Times reporters who dared ask such a thing about his policies
The BIG Lie: "[W]e've actually been operating in a way that has been entirely consistent with free-market principles. ... The fact that we've had to take these extraordinary measures and intervene is not an indication of my ideological preference, but an indication of the degree to which lax regulation and extravagant risk taking has precipitated a crisis." --Barack Obama
Please do leave it alone: "[I]f coming in [to office] the market was doing fine, nobody would be happier than me to stay out of it. You know, I have more than enough to do without having to worry about the financial system." --Barack Obama **We'd be more than happy for you leave the financial system alone, too.
Quid pro quo: "We're going to make sure that in every policy, every decision, we don't lose sight of the folks that brought us to the dance. And toward that end, we have to make sure that the jobs we're creating come with fair wages and decent benefits." --Vice President Joe Biden to the AFL-CIO Executive Committee
The real agenda: "Never waste a good crisis ... Don't waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security." --Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Politics over science II: "By lifting the executive ban on federal funding for stem cell research, President Obama has given hope, and potentially health, to millions. ... President Obama has also restored science to its rightful place in our national debates." --House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
The truth about pork: "That there is something inherently evil, wicked or criminal or wrong with ... [political pork earmarks], it's just not the case. Otherwise, what happens? We give the money to the agency downtown and they decide where to spend it. It isn't as if the money won't be spent. Oh, it will be spent. But it may not be spent as effectively or for projects that are as valuable." --Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Stop debating? But that's what science is: "The scientific community has gone through this chapter and verse. We have long since passed the time when we should pretend this is a 'on the one hand, on the other hand' issue. It's not a matter of theory or conjecture, for goodness sake." --Al Gore
Blame Rush: "President Obama's a good friend of mine, and I'd just like to think about him and, you know, I know -- you know Rush Limbaugh and a lot of jackasses give him a hard time right now. They always trying to divide and conquer the country. They've already ruined the country, and now he's trying to save the country, and I want him to keep his head held high." --former NBA star Charles Barkley
Maybe she actually gets it: "If you are just fed up, at some point, just lean out your window and scream, 'I'm mad as hell,' 'cause that's what's happening to me. I'm losing my mind, because I don't understand why -- like they -- one of the things that I saw recently, they have this whole thing about taxing 'the wealthy.' Okay. Now, I don't mind that. I don't mind paying a little more tax 'cause I make a good living. But I don't want to get it coming and going. I don't want to get the federal raised and then the state raised and then the phone tax raised and then the television tax raised and then the city tax. Back off me!" --entertainer Whoopi Goldberg
"[M]any of us are hoping that all those in power fail, because those in power have a grating habit of being annoyingly self-righteous, hopelessly corrupt, resolutely incompetent and completely apathetic about the freedoms that they have sworn to protect. Embrace the failure. It's patriotic." --columnist David Harsanyi
"Obama brags -- albeit dishonestly -- that he's only raising taxes on rich people. Ninety-five percent of the American people will get a tax cut, the president insists. Well, which is it? Do the times demand shared sacrifice from us all, or from just 5 percent of Americans? If I say to 10 co-workers, 'We all need to chip in together to get this done,' and then say, 'So, Todd, open your wallet and give five bucks to everyone else in the room,' it would sound ridiculous. But when Obama says the same thing to 300 million Americans it's called 'leadership.'" --columnist Jonah Goldberg
"President Obama defended his plan for higher taxes on the rich. He is determined to level out the distribution of wealth in America. It wasn't historic enough for him to be our first black president, he also wants to be our first red one." --comedian Argus Hamilton
There's talk President Barack Obama wants to lift trade restrictions with Cuba, which is great news for anybody here looking to buy a '58 Buick.
Astronomers say they have discovered enormous black holes five billion light years from Earth that is sucking up everything in their path. They name the black holes "AIG-1" and "AIG-2."
Politicians in the state of Iowa have voted to rename their Department of Elder Affairs. They're changing the name to the Department of Aging. Have they thought this through? I mean, now, elderly people will be calling the DOA.
Well according to National Enquirer, John Edwards has admitted to his wife that he fathered a love child with his mistress. Is it really a love child? Isn't it more like a "hurry up before my wife gets home" child?
Read more great articles at The Patriot Post.US
Friday, March 06, 2009
Aside from their political differences, the outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents take divergent approaches to dealing with the media. MarketWatch's Jon Friedman explains. (Jan. 20)
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Posted By DoNotTreadOnMe
Beijing, China -- Sources at the United States Embassy in Beijing China have just CONFIRMED to me that the United States of America has tendered to China a written agreement which grants to the People's Republic of China, an option to exercise Eminent Domain within the USA, as collateral for China's continued purchase of US Treasury Notes and existing US Currency reserves!
The written agreement was brought to Beijing by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and was formalized and agreed-to during her recent trip to China.
This means that in the event the US Government defaults on its financial obligations to China, the Communist Government of China would be permitted to physically take -- inside the USA -- land, buildings, factories, perhaps even entire cities - to satisfy the financial obligations of the US government.
Put simply, the feds have now actually mortgaged the physical land and property of all citizens and businesses in the United States. They have given to a foreign power, their Constitutional power to "take" all of our property, as actual collateral for continued Chinese funding of US deficit spending and the continued carrying of US national debt.
This is an unimaginable betrayal of every man, woman and child in the USA. An outrage.
I am endeavoring to obtain images or copies of the actual document but in the interim, several different sources both in the US and in China have CONFIRMED this to me.
More details as they become available. . . . . spread the word ASAP.
-------------- UPDATE 1:40 pm EST
Eminent Domain is the power of government to TAKE private property for public use without the consent of the property owner. Under our Constitution, the government can only "take" when providing "just compensation" for what they've taken.
Who decides what constitutes "just compensation?" The government!
Homeowners who felt the government was not paying them enough for property in past "takings" have filed lawsuits. In absolutely every such case, the value placed upon the property by the government was upheld by the courts.
Our federal government has now granted to China, this power to "take"our homes and businesses in the event the US Gov't defaults on its debts. Let's play this out as a worst case scenario. . . . . .
The US Gov't goes belly-up and China comes in and says, "they owed us $2 Trillion in Treasury Notes and another $2 Trillion in actual cash money which is now worthless. We are taking the entire state of Hawaii and the entire state of California in lieu of this bad debt. "
With the stroke of a Chinese chop stick, Hawaii and California -- all the land and buildings in those states -- are now owned by China.
The "taking" would be a "valid public use" because it was "taken" in payment of the public debt!!!!
China could then turn around and declare the value of all that land to be worth. . . . . I dunno, ten cents on a dollar?
For your $200,000 house, you get a Chinese check for $20,000.
Needless to say, the property owners would go ballistic and demand "just compensation" for what was taken. Who gets to decide what is "just?" China! Don't think you got a fair price for what they took? No problem, sue China.
People who live in those states and own their land outright, might be able to negotiate with China to "rent" back their own property, as long as the property owner continued to pay all his taxes; but the land and buildings would belong to China!
This is what our own Government has just done to us and it is the single most vile act of betrayal in the history of human existence.
------------- SECOND UPDATE 3:48 PM
In early February nine U.S. States began the process of re-asserting their Sovereignty pursuant to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the US Constitution; declaring null and void any actions by Congress that violated the Constitution.
At the time, I wrote about those state efforts (Here) and wondered why so many states were taking-up such an arcane issue in such a seemingly urgent fashion. I guess now, we know why.
The states were obviously privy to what the feds were planning to do with granting Eminent Domain to China. The states took action to make certain the feds couldn't give away cities or the states themselves!
This situation is going to get VERY ugly, VERY fast as one sovereign power (the feds) try to literally give away the land of other sovereign powers, (the states). This is the type of thing that starts civil wars.
Our present federal government makes the treachery and betrayal of Benedict Arnold look like child's play.