The title of today’s article tells my personal story of the last several days. It all started when the news broke of another mass shooting in a school this time an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
The House website is not nearly up to date as of this writing. It’s been that way, or worse, for a few days now. Therefore, instead of a detailed article on one vote I’m going to do a catchup style article. Continue reading A Messy House And Some Other Issues
Today’s article is relatively short. Do not mistake its brevity for proof of lack of importance. It is as much proof of a theory as an observation. While it is based on the situation in Ukraine it has much wider implications and sadly, applications. I hesitate to write of Ukraine, especially in an article whose publication date is uncertain at the time of its writing, but the message is too important for me to remain silent any longer.
There are a lot of people in a tizzy, and rightfully so, over the handling of Haitian refugees at the southern border. I’m not going to go into that situation today other than to use it to illustrate how ill prepared the world is for a coming much larger migrant problem. In case you haven’t noticed sea level is rising and we collectively are doing woefully little about it.
As a legislator you are occasionally faced with difficult votes. The most challenging among them are bills where you have to accept some provision you are less than thrilled with in order to get parts you enthusiastically support. Some bills are just repugnant to you and they are easy nays. Some are primarily something(s) that reflect your core beliefs and they are easy ayes. Then there are the no-brainer bills where you simply vote in the affirmative and move on. It is one such bill that I want to discuss today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Four Head Scratchers