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VNV Tuesday – …Doomed to Repeat It (Lochner v. New York, 1905; Part Two) 7/17/18

Lochner’s Home Bakery, where it all started.

Last week, the background leading to the Lochner v. New York lawsuit was discussed, as well as the decision of the majority which reversed the holdings of the county court, the New York Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals. (Part One) Initially, the vote was 5-4 in favor of upholding the New York law, and Justice John Harlan wrote the draft opinion, while Justice Rufus Peckham wrote the draft dissent. Somewhere along the way, however, one justice changed their vote (most sources suggest it was Chief Justice Melville Fuller), and the opinion of Justice Harlan, with Justices Edward White and William Day concurring, became the dissent. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote a separate dissent.

The Resistance News : We the People – 7/16/2018

Grass Roots Activism- Our salvation


Resistance News:

Democratic lead in the generic ballot by as much as 10 points in some polls, but  more important is the many groups formed to help with the 2018 Elections on is the Tech Group:

Dozens of progressive groups are organizing for Democrats in this year’s midterms. But Tech for Campaigns has focused on a particularly challenging assignment: dragging Democratic campaigns into the digital age, before it is too late.



Good morning meese!

Seems like Dump gets worse every damn minute. He want’s to make chaos out of everything all the while ruining our alliances with every western nation.


Excellent thread on Louie Gofart and the morons in TX that voted for him….


I’ve really had it with this stupid bitch, Ocasio-Cortez Sanders…Thread!





Hope this PC got fired…The goddamn stupidity is flourishing in FL.



Thread…encouraging numbers and Dotard can’t argue since it’s from his propaganda rag…


Fuck off Bernie!



Suck on this Dotard!




Fire away!

VNV Tuesday – …Doomed to Repeat It (Lochner v. New York, 1905) 7/10/18

Lochner’s Home Bakery, where it all started.

Like most non-lawyers, I struggle to understand the nuances of Supreme Court decisions, and I rely heavily on SCOTUSBlog (found here) to explain decisions in terms that I can understand. When the Janus v. AFSCME decision came down, followed by Justice Kennedy’s retirement announcement, I heard a lot of people talking about a return to the Lochner era. I had a vague recollection of the decision, but that mostly consisted of Lochner = bad. Today’s post is my IANAL attempt to provide an overview of the 1905 Lochner decision.



Good morning meese!

Going to give my notice 2 weeks in advance…I’ll be able to do two more TGIF threads before I leave on a jet plane bound for Colorado…I might attempt a thread or two while there but not guaranteeing anything becasue at this point not sure what my daughter and grand children are going to do to keep me occupied. Fishing, hiking and marijuana related shenanigans are sure to be on the menu so I don’t know how much free time I’m going to have. I suspect not much as it’s been over 5 years since I’ve seen them and I want to get as much time with them as I can. I’m leaving on July 21st and coming back on August 23rd. I’ll be checking in from time to time and since I’ll be taking my Canon I should be able to get some good pics to post.

Seems if we bide our time a little bit the Repukes will self explode like Jim Jordan. The Dems need to keep on this pedophile so he gets canned. One of the worst ones in Congress and I think if any other of them have skeletons in the closet they might keep a low profile moving forward. Hope for the best!




Important thread!!!!


Holy shit…This is just so wrong!





Excellent article!!!!

Up yours Raphael!!!


Whoa..Now if could get the lightning to hit Republicans.


She’s so what we need in the WH to fix the mess Republicans have made.



Fire away!!!



VNV Tuesday – 1000 Words 7/3/18

WWI Political Cartoon

I’m taking the easy way out this week and letting political cartoons do the talking for me again. I have plenty of topics I want to write about, but they’re all research- and writing-heavy, and with this week being incredibly busy at work, I just don’t have the time I need to complete everything. I will be around today, but sporadically and as my work allows.


Good morning meese!

.Let’s all hope today is better than the last two days. In fact what we want to see and I think is going to happen sooner than later will be some one getting wind of indictments coming down and we will see the Repukes performing the Chinese fire drill.This will happen, and while it will whittle some of the deplorables out of Congress it won’t get them all. So no matter what happens we need to GOTV and vote in November.


I want him back!!!!!!!!!!!!









Excellent thread!!!!!!!!




Fire away!

VNV Tuesday – …Doomed to Repeat It (Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930) 6/26/18

Willis C. Hawley (left) and Reed Smoot meeting shortly after the signing of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act.

If you’re like me, the Smoot-Hawley (sometimes called Hawley-Smoot) Tariff Act is a vague memory from high school history class and a less-vague memory from this scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:

Since tariffs have been in the news lately, I thought this would be a good time to review the most infamous tariff act in United States history, the Smoot-Hawley Act of 1930.











Morning meese!

What a completely demoralizing week…but we persist. DD(DumDonnie) thinks he can shock us into giving up…He’s got another thing coming..The dipshit works for us even though he seems to think he’s boss and we work for him. Not the way it works in our democracy.








This is awesome!



I’m not going to be here this morning as I have a doctor appointment at 8 AM so you’re on your own.


Fire away!








































VNV Tuesday – …Doomed to Repeat It (Chinese Restriction Act of 1882 ) 6/19/18

As usual, I present this post with the caveat that I am neither a scholar nor a specialist in this field; I’m merely providing an overview for those who wish to have a cursory explanation and enough information to enable continued research on one’s own. For the parenthetical part of the title of this post, I chose the less-common, but contemporaneously-accurate, reference to the Chinese Restriction Act, although today it is most often called the Chinese Exclusion Act. This was a conscious choice, guided by my desire to show the fluidity and evolution of the immigration restrictions directed at the Chinese, and later other Asian immigrants.