My meanderings about politics, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
I’m for national security, who in their right mind would not want it. The Patriot Act was passed right after 911 while the country was still in trauma. It’s time for us to look at the provisions of the Patriot Act and see the ones that seem reasonable and keep those and remove these that’s give the government a blanket ability to look at our private conversations. If one of our enforcement agencies believes that there is a threat they can go to the FISA Court, a court that is secret and I believe allowed 75,000 warrants and denied 2 or 3 in the last 15 years. for them but at least there is a layer of protection because if we give up our rights the terrorists have in fact won, and that’s when we’ll have lost America. Define the age difference age Senator Paul should be wary of the wiry Senator McCann in a scuffle. AVB
I have watched John Dickerson over the years with great interest. He’s a very personable person on television and does make good commentary. Unfortunately, I believe his own personal use leaked out a lot in the way he reports the news. for example he will never say something bad about one of the GOP candidates will file in turn chiming in on some issue that either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama in the past have had. if he is to be a true moderator he needs to learn how to rein in his personal opinions. AVB
Vice President Joe Biden and his family have suffered numerous tragedies. The loss of his son Beau is devastating. My sympathy goes out to the Biden family and I hope we will all keep them in our prayers tonight.
This policy may have had some reason to be during the Cold War. Now it’s outdated and like many things in our country is making us at the bottom of the list and making money in Cuba. Easing of relations with Cuba makes sense since the embargo did not work. I believe the definition of insanity is doing something over and over when it does not work.
Now that former Speaker of the House Hastert has been indicted for multiple counts of fraud, perhaps it is time for the Speaker of the House to stop invoking the Hastert Rule. The Hestert rule says that the Speaker of the House must count the votes within his or her caucus before a bill comes in front of the House of Representatives. This is in theory to avoid embarrassment by having a vote defeated. In actuality, its made for a Congress that has the lowest approval rating of any Congress and that has the least amount of bills passed. Now that this man has been discredited perhaps it’s time for us to also stop using that rule in Congress, just saying. AVB
The geniuses behind this rally have suggested that people coming to it should bring their guns so that they can manifest their 2nd Amendment rights. why are these people so hell bent on stirring an ant hill that is not doing any harm to them. Racism perhaps?
It’s amazing that it’s taken this long for this group to be brought up on racketeering charges. FIFA is nothing more than a giant slush fund controlled by its CEO or president or king whatever he calls himself.