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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scotland Votes!

Scotland Votes!

The big issue for the vote on Thursday:

R&A Set to Allow Women Members After 260 Years

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LONDON — It is a simple yes or no vote but Thursday's ballot could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland. So, will women be allowed to become members of the Royal and Ancient golf club?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Legal Corruption

Legal Corruption

"The Senate just rejected a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United"

So, with enough money, you can still own your own Senator or Representative.

Health Care

Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Wait for Abortion

Outrageous that this law would be enacted and perhaps upheld by courts since it interferes with a constitutional right for no reason and no connection to a woman's health.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Oath of Office


Atheist Excluded from Air Force for Refusing to Say 'So Help me God'

Wall Street Journal (blog)-Sept 8, 2014
An atheist airman stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was denied reenlistment for refusing to sign an oath with the words “so help me God"

Outrageous - and dumb.   Dumb because we need and want people to reenlist. Outrageous because religion has no place here. The Air Force is part of the state and should respect the separation of church and state, as well as the beliefs of individuals.


Income Inequality

Income Inequality - the Top 1%

Congress has just returned from a five week summer vacation. It will be in session for two weeks and then take off again until mid-November. When you add this to all of the other weeks off during the year, it is clear the pay to members per hour of governing is among the very highest in the land.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Justice


Mom Going To Prison For Giving Daughter Abortion Pill

 

 Outrageous

Friday, August 22, 2014

ISIS

" Halting ISIS Would Require Strikes in Syria, General Says""

So, strike in Syria. There is no real border there and ISIS operates without regard to country boundaries.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Obama and Golf

Obama and Golf

NY Times  "... But only twice in more than 180 rounds has the president invited members of Congress to play with him..."

Maybe one outing with John Boehner was enough to convince Obama  not to ask any other members of Congress to join him for a round.

Monday, August 18, 2014

IRAQ ACTION

"The administration’s letter to Congress said, 'The mission is consistent with the president’s directive that the U.S. military protect U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq, since the failure of the Mosul Dam could threaten the lives of large numbers of civilians and threaten U.S. personnel and facilities — including the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.'  "

This is a stretch, claiming that action against ISIS is just to protect US personnel in harm's way. Let's just admit that ISIS is an evil, dangerous group that we must help stop, thus protecting citizens of the Middle East, Berlin, NYC, London, , etc.