That great "deliberative" body known as the U.S. Senate voted yesterday to fund the Unknown Syrian Moderate Rebels (USMR) by a margin of 78-22 with only 9 Democrats voting no. I'm pleased to tell you that Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown was one of those nine no votes.
Starting and funding wars is so commonplace for our illustrious, representative Leaders that the bill to fund the USMR was simply attached to a Continuing Funding Resolution to keep the government open......at least until December. Sure, the funding is only good for 90 days...after which Congress must "review" the situation. But when has Congress agreed to fund a war and then later reversed their decision? I can't think of any such reversals.
The rollout of the new "fall line" war product has been a rousing success. So...yay U.S.A.
You see, the U.S. must fight the evil-doers over there....so our wondrous freedoms can be preserved over here.To read more or comment...
As I have mentioned previously, the only issue where congressional bipartisanship can be found is in warmongering. 159 House Republicans and 114 House Democrats voted in favor yesterday, in effect, declaring war on the country of Syria. 85 Democrats and 71 Republicans voted against the new war measure. The final vote was 273- 156.
That vote count mirrors the House vote in the fall of 2002 when the Bush administration asked Congress to agree on attacking the non-threatening nation of Iraq. The final vote count in the House in 2002 was 296-133.
The voted upon measure was for the purpose of funding and training "rebels" in Syria. Those would be the "moderate" rebels yet to be named......so, what could possibly go wrong?
But what truly sickens me is this.....To read more or comment...
I don't care about the return of LeBron. I don't care anything about someone called Johnny Football. I don't care who is winning, who is in the Superbowl, or who is playing in the Finals. And I sure as hell do not care about guys named Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson. I didn't know anything about those two names before they became headline fodder....and I do not care to know anything about them now.
But I am interested in the discussion over how children should be disciplined.....in the wake of the pictures released involving Adrian Peterson. I am interested in this viewpoint, as expressed by former NBA player Charles Barkley.....
"I think the question about whether Adrian Peterson went overboard ... Listen, Jim, we all grow up in different environments. Every black parent in my neighborhood in the South would be in trouble or in jail under those circumstances," Barkley said.
"....Whipping — we do that all the time. Every black parent in the south is going to be in jail under those circumstances," Barkley told Jim Rome of CBS Sports.To read more or comment...
Over the weekend, I asked some conservative family members if they supported raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. One family member said she didn't think fast food workers deserved to make $15 per hour. No specific reason offered. Just that she felt like they didn't deserve to make that much per hour.
How many fast food workers are there in the U.S.? Approximately 4 million.
How many American workers make less than $15 per hour? 51 million. Which means that over one third of the 144 million Americans who are employed earn less than $15 per hour. One third.
Raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour will positively affect the lives of 51 million working Americans. With income disparities off the charts.....that is why raising the minimum to $15 is the right thing to do.To read more or comment...
Osama bin Laden is dead now...but his words taunting the U.S. in 2004.....live on.
"We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat," bin Laden said.
"All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations," bin Laden said.
"Every dollar of al Qaeda defeated a million dollars, by the permission of Allah, besides the loss of a huge number of jobs,"To read more or comment...
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