Thursday the House passed the $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 350-80. My advise is if your are going to read the 4,000+ page bill -which I doubt many of the 430 House members did – that you hold your nose while doing so because it stinks. I’m not talking about the money involved or the programs that it funds – I’ll leave that to other liberals whom I may or may not agree with – I’m talking of two (one totally unrelated) provisions that weaken America’s military readiness and democracy.
From what we can tell President Trump has basically been a liar at least his entire adult life. You would think after all these decades he would be good at it. Unless you have a mental problem or are willfully ignorant you have to admit that he isn’t. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Not Very Sharp But…
The inspiration for this article comes from several sources. Among them is a Joe Biden quote, hearing several authors speak about their disparate books on Book TV and our recent attack on Syria. Let’s explore. Continue reading What War Are We Preparing To Fight?
Monday morning I awoke to the news that a deal had been struck to keep the government funded through the end of its fiscal year (September). That was a pleasant surprise since just last Friday the best Washington could do was a one week kick the can deal. The package, (which still needs to pass both chambers and gets the President’s signature), appears to be a rare example of cooperation between both Parties and among the House and Senate leadership along with the White House. That actually sounds like a functioning federal government which was worth interrupting my regularly scheduled posting. In the blogging world that is the equivalent of a stop the presses moment. Let’s explore. Continue reading Something (Kinda) Nice To Say
I have never worn the uniform of my country’s military and at my age never will. I have almost never agreed with the missions they have been sent on in my lifetime. That being said I have respect for the service of our military personnel and feel safer going to sleep each night knowing they are guarding over my country. While we can’t give our veterans a blank check for the rest of their lives I feel we are not doing enough for most of them and certainly don’t begrudge them the benefits they are receiving. Despite their rhetoric, I can’t say the Republicans have that same respect. A distasteful example of that largely flew under the radar last week and today I’d like to expose it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Friends Of Veterans?