Tuesday, 11/10/09, Public Square

180px-Sketch_of_Tun_Tavern_in_the_Revolutionary_WarTun Tavern, in Philadelphia, is regarded as the location of the first Marines to enlist under Comandant Samuel Nicholas. When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the Continental Navy was disestablished, and with it, the Continental Marines. The Corps was re-established on 11 July 1798, when the “act for establishing and organizing a Marine Corps” was signed by President John Adams.

The United States Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on the 10th of November with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony.marinesbirthdayImage2



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11 responses to “Tuesday, 11/10/09, Public Square

  1. Good morning!

    Civic duty calls! I’ll catch up with you this evening.

  2. tosmarttobegop

    One problem with the attempt to effect abortion there is precedence for such influence by the Government in to areas they would not normally have.

    Most State’s did not have seat belt laws and highway speed laws if not for the blackmail of the Federal Government. Otherwise saying, in order to receive federal funds for highways the state has to pass certain laws at the insistence of the Feds.

    The stewpack amendment is the closest they have came to overturning Roe V Wade.

  3. David B

    My current opinion is..
    the current House bill with the Stupak (a C Street resident) anti-abortion amendment is unacceptable.

    Of special note… this is the only part of the bill that the Republicans in the Senate seem interested in advancing.

    This is a really awful wrinkle that could sink the bill.

  4. David B

    Boehner: GOP will back Stupak abortion restrictions

    Rumors have been flying this morning about a stealth plan for Republicans — who are almost universally opposed to abortion — to vote “present” on the Democratic compromise restricting federal funding for abortion.

    That could scuttle the Democrat’s hastily-arranged health care endgame, by leaving a bloc of several dozens conservatives with nothing to show for their last minute anti-abortion push.

    But Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) swatted them down saying he knew of no organized effort to sabotage the vote and planned to whip the 177-member GOP conference in favor of Stupak.

    “We are for the Stupak amendment,” Boehner told reporters just now.

    • lilacluvr

      John Boehner says alot of things that he knows nothing about.

      I think Boehner’s only major concern is when his next tanning session is scheduled.

  5. David B

    Eliminating this is going to take some masterful politic-ing.

  6. David B

    Boxer: Senate Has Votes To Block Stupak Amendment

    With Reporting By Ryan Grim

    One of Congress’s foremost champions of abortion rights said on Monday that the Senate did not have the votes to add a more restrictive anti-abortion amendment to health care reform legislation.

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said that 60 votes would be needed to strip the current health care bill of its abortion-related language and replace it with a version resembling that passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday. And, in an interview with the Huffington Post, the California Democrat predicted that pro-choice forces in the Senate would keep that from happening.

    “If someone wants to offer this very radical amendment, which would really tear apart [a decades-long] compromise, then I think at that point they would need to have 60 votes to do it,” Boxer said. “And I believe in our Senate we can hold it.”

    “It is a much more pro-choice Senate than it has been in a long time,” she added. “And it is much more pro-choice than the House.”

  7. tosmarttobegop

    Those supportive of the amendment know from the beginning it served two actions.
    One being it bought up the hot button and emotional over logical issue. If you are failing at your intent then refocus the issue to something you can effect. Suddenly the issue is not about health care and the cost to whether you are pro-choice or pro-life? By and large everyone is for good health care but the numbers change when the issue is abortion.

    Two it reaches into the area they can not change or overthrow.
    This will stop some abortions which is a win in the battle over Roe V Wade.
    It was said yesterday that 80 % of private insurance does cover abortion.
    So by putting the restriction in this eliminates them from being a part of the program.
    Another way to cause the ruin of the health care reform so it does not work and can be overthrown.

  8. A sad, sad case from Great Britain. The ethical questions inherent in this are staggering. Reading the exchanges in the comments both sadden and enrage me.


  9. David B

    Goodness knows we complain enough…

    Doing the responsible thing isn’t always easy, but it’s always the right thing to do.

    To say thank you, we’re collecting notes to Rep. Moore to let him know we appreciate his commitment to health insurance reform through this long, difficult debate. So please, share your message below.”