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Wednesday Evening News Roundup

Wednesday Evening News Roundup

Been extremely busy the last 48-72 hours. I thought the trauma season was supposed to end when the cold weather begins to creep on in. Not.

There was a time, in the not-too-distant past, when politicians were actually relatively thoughtful. They didn’t say ridiculously stupid things out in public. Freshman Representative Roger Rivard stated, “some girls, the rape so easy.” You know, it doesn’t matter in what context you say something this stupid. It should never be said in public.

Syria appears to be in a world of trouble. Turkish fighter jets forced down a Syrian airliner that left Moscow heading towards Damascus. This is starting to get ugly, really ugly.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform had what some would call a hearing, but others recall a knockdown drag-out, partisan fight that resembled something from WWE. At the center of the finger-pointing was the attack on our embassy in Benghazi. Republicans have accused the Obama administration of not providing enough security. Hell, an argument erupted over whether a particular photo was classified or not. In my opinion, shouldn’t the State Department know whether a photo they have is classified? If they don’t know, they should be fired. The bottom line – I don’t know what the protocol is for security at an outpost like Benghazi, Libya. After a day of finger-pointing, I don’t think they were any closer to understanding what happened in Benghazi and whether the security was adequate or inadequate, nor whether the embassy asked for more security or not.

According to the US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit, the South Carolina voter ID law does not discriminate against African-Americans. Yet, they have stated that the ID law cannot go into effect until 2013.

Get out your Etch-a-Sketch, Mitt Romney has significantly changed his positions on multiple issues including taxes, immigration, healthcare and even education. Are you surprised?

 

By |2012-10-12T11:59:49-04:00October 10th, 2012|Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Wednesday Evening News Roundup

Sunday Morning Roundup

I’m still deeply saddened by the death of Whitney Houston. There’s some speculation that she may have drowned at a Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. Here’s a slide show of her great career.

Mitt Romney wins Maine, barely. I was surprised at Ron Paul’s very strong second-place finish.

Greece continues to be in deep trouble. They need a bailout. Europe needs the stability which comes with all of its member countries pulling their weight.

The Conservative Political Action Conference chose Mitt Romney in their straw poll. I’m very surprised that Ron Paul did not do better in the straw poll.

Researchers have created a robot which can remove stomach cancer.

Although the subject is incredibly divisive, marijuana does need to be legalized. Even some police officers think so.

Did you see that the CIA public web site had been hacked? If someone can hack the CIA, how secure are those web sites that we don’t see?

Right now, it is 17° here in Asheville.  There is some extremely cold weather gripping parts of Europe. Over 500 people have died because of the cold.

Rachel Maddow has written an extremely thoughtful piece in the Washington Post which summarizes the War on Birth Control.

Bubbleheads? No, that’s harsh. Impressionable women were waiting to talk with Sarah Palin at CPAC. A few described the half-term governor as an inspiration. Wow. I would describe sister Sarah as a lot of things, but an inspiration is a little bit of a stretch.

Stay warm. What’s on your mind?

By |2012-02-12T07:48:24-04:00February 12th, 2012|Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Sunday Morning Roundup
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