Posts in category "government"
Pope Francis is headed our way. He’ll speak in September they say. If Republicans listen, They’ll learn what they’re missin’. Why they should do more than just pray.
To Patrick Henry, March 27, 1779: “But is an enemy so execrable, that, though in captivity, his wishes and comforts are to be disregarded and even crossed? I think not. It is for the benefit of mankind to mitigate the horrors of war as much as possible.” To Peter Carr, August 19, 1785: “It... Read more »
At the BBC someone had tweeted That the Queen the Grim Reaper has greeted. But Her Majesty lives. So for God’s sake what gives? Not the Queen, but the tweet was deleted.
Barack Obama joins Twitter, follows every Chicago sports team except the Cubs By Nate Scott May 18, 2015 12:58 pm ET The president’s given his favorite clubs On Twitter; and somehow omitted the Cubs. Of course some will view it As shocking he’d do it, Especially in partisan pubs.
Moody has rated Chicago debt ‘junk’— Which should put us all in a real deep funk. Sure, the pols are to blame. But ourselves just the same, For we haven’t stopped drinking their Kool-Aid we’ve drunk.
“According to a New York judge, two chimpanzees now have a right that until Monday was reserved for humans. The chimps, used in research at Stony Brook University, may never actually be released, but the court’s move represents a historic change in thinking about animal rights. Here’s what happened: In December 2013,... Read more »
”I don’t think we ought to put Israel in position of having to save both themselves and the United States. I think it’s time to bomb Iran — anything that resembles a nuclear facility.” [Louie Gohmert, quoted on salon.com] Says Congressman Gohmert of Texas, it’s time To bomb nuclear plants in Iranian clime.... Read more »
Taken at his word, Governor Pence Has befriended gay ladies and gents. “Our law was designed With no bias in mind. The problem is ambivalence.”
Here is a passage from my commonplace book entered on 2-20-09. Little has changed in Congress. “No one today seriously believes that the actions of the legislative branch are informed by a collective determination to promote the common good. For this reason, periodic Congressional efforts to curb presidential power are mostly for show and... Read more »
“I saw the letter, I saw that it looked reasonable to me and I signed it, that’s all. I sign lots of letters.” [Senator John McCain explaining to Politico why he was one of the 47 Republicans to sign the letter to Iran] Why sign that letter To the leaders Iranian? “I sign... Read more »