Mitch McConnell The Enemy From Within

Mitch McConnell: Citizens United Amendment Is An ‘Absurd Proposal’

Since he’s against it, you know it must be good, honest, and right!

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate corporate personhood rights on Friday, calling the idea “absurd.”

The amendment, proposed by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday, would establish that corporations are not people with constitutional rights. This would overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which holds that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited funds on political campaigns as long as that spending is independent from candidates and political parties.

After McConnell gave a speech on the First Amendment at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington Free Beacon reporter asked him about the Democrats’ proposal.

“They were not uncomfortable with corporate free speech when corporations that owned newspapers or television stations were engaging in it,” McConnell said. “They only become uncomfortable with it when the Supreme Court said, ‘Why should there be a carve-out for corporations that own the media outlet and for no one else?’ It’s an absurd proposal and it won’t go anywhere.”

Prediction: he will proven wrong.

Mosquito Food

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Went up into the White Mountains this past weekend to enjoy time with friends and take in live music at an outdoor party. The weather was perfect. The second day of clear skies, temperature flirting with 90f, with a very light breeze, but also humidity. A quite manageable environment with the wearing of light weight clothing and substantial liquid refreshments.
At these events the weather is frequently a topic of conversation. It’s not unusual to start with “How’d ya make out this winter?” or “Spring broke late this ye-ah around he-ah.” Inevitably the conversation transitions to plants or pests. Overheard, 1 “Did you have many Noseeum’s?, 2 “I didn’t see um.” I heard that the recent temps had been more cool than normal and not many Mosquitoes were around. Well, apparently on the second day of 90f with no rain a new batch of vampire Mosquitoes had joined our party.
These are strong bugs. Even after an overall repellent spray these vampire Mosquitoes will land on your clothing and get at you through your clothing. I’m writing this to alert others and remind myself for my next White Mountains visit.