Thursday, September 04, 2014

Muted response to Supreme Court inaction yesterday.

Of course, there really isn't anything they CAN do... legally.

That Constitution they're so infrequently concerned about contains this little beauty:
SECTION 16 PRIVILEGES FROM ARREST. Members of the legislature shall be privileged from arrest in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace; they shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the legislature, nor for fifteen days next before the commencement of each session.
"Privileged from arrest" is pretty straight forward. Because of that, there's really not much the Court CAN do, particularly given how the Legislature can retaliate if, as the Court has done in the past, they ignore this State's Constitution.

That said, the responses are telling. Three fringe-left whack jobs chime in thus:
  • Jason Cowley · Cascade High School
    I sincerely wish you had not let Senators Rivers get away with such glib lies. The plan the court is ordering the legislature to follow is a plan the legislature itself came up with in 2009. That is five years they have had to address funding deficiencies, not two. For reference, the bill I am referring to is ESHB 2261
  • Mike George · Top Commenter · Clark College -- Vancouver, Washington
    Ann Rivers (R) should remove herself from her undying love affair with Grover Norqui$t, and then remove herself from the conversation, after which time any voter with a school age child should remove her from office come November this year. Typical Republican politicrat who thinks she's above the law. Ooohhhh, the courts are.... "dangerous"....oh yeah, finding ways to fund PUBLIC education for our children and grandchildren is just soooooooo subversive to the American way.
    • Loren Lee · Top Commenter
      Mike George@@and when will ever hear more politicians give some honest attention to all of the current tax exemptions which have been handed out to special interests in Washington state. We both know there is plenty of money to be found to fund education thoroughly despite our current crop of pusillanimous legislators. Holding them in contempt should also get their attention.
  • Cowley is a teacher, God help us: If I HAD a kid in his class today, they wouldn't be there tomorrow.

    NO ONE shares his bizarre, fringe-left, WEA toady position; not even the morons cheering on the Supreme Court's effort.

    According to SPI, the bill this ignorant twit is babbling about requires nothing before the 2018-19 school whenit comes to funding.  In fact, this simple idiot points to an out, had the legislature required an "out" (which they don't.)

    NO law passed in one session restrains a legislature in future sessions; the legislature can and frequently does amend or otherwise change laws passed in past legislatures and this could be/is no exception.Democrats have had control of this state's government for the better part of the last 30 years.  They certainly had full control of state government through the start of session in 2013.  What are these clowns holding THEM responsible for?

    The next two, George and Lee, are typical of the fringe-left who hang out the witch's cauldron of hate that is known as the C3G2 hate site.

    Their ignorance clearly extends beyond their hatred of David Madore: it also extends to the state Constitution.

    White boarding this a bit further... even if the Court DID find the legislature "in contempt," so what?

    What would that mean?  How would they implement it?

    Individual legislators cannot be fined for legislative acts; anything they try and fine the legislature as a whole for would result in immediate retaliation: if the legislature was somehow ordered into special session by these clowns, they wouldn't have to do anything once they got there... so besides beating the Court's collective head against a wall until it bleeds, what would the court be accomplishing?

    Does the WEA own the Supreme Court as well?

    Leftists clearly don't THINK.  They "feel." 

    In this case, they don't "like" what's going on; it angers them... so they want to strike out at the de jour target of the day... who typically have "R" after their names.

    Law?  They don't need no stinkin' law.

    I'm struck, however, by the almost complete lack of participation in the comments under the article in question.  Since most people to the right of Mao have long since stopped taking the fish wrapper and since Lefty Lou has banned everyone who isn't to the left of Lenin, it's not terribly surprising that only one has commented from the right..

    Apparently, it's not nearly as big of a deal as the democratian and their fellow left wing nutters would like us to believe.

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