Happy Halloween 2015

 Posted by at 10:57  Humor
Oct 312015
 

Here’s wishing y’all a safe and happy Halloween. And don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed tonight.

I hope none of these geniuses show up on your doorstep!

Weekly Address 10-31-15

 Posted by at 10:47  Politics
Oct 312015
 

“It’s Time To Reform our Criminal Justice System”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President spoke to the need for meaningful criminal justice reform in America. America faces a cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities. The President believes that we can disrupt the pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails, and make our criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more effective. That’s why in recent weeks, he has been traveling the country and meeting with Americans who are working to improve the criminal justice system, from law enforcement officials working to lower the crime and incarceration rates, to former prisoners who are earning their second chance. And on Monday, the President will travel to Newark, New Jersey to highlight efforts to help Americans who’ve paid their debt to society rejoin their communities.

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Oct 302015
 

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Weekly Address 10-24-15

 Posted by at 11:28  Politics
Oct 242015
 

“Protecting our Planet for Future Generations”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President laid out the importance of serving as good stewards of the environment and maintaining the planet for generations to come. Since taking office the President has prioritized protecting the places that make America special. He has repeatedly said that no challenge poses a greater threat to our future than a changing climate, which is why he’s taken bold actions at home and encouraged historic action abroad on the issue. In his address, he encouraged Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund which has protected more than 5 million acres of land for more than half a century, without costing taxpayers a dime. Republicans in Congress let the fund expire despite strong bipartisan support. And he reminded us that we all have to do our part to address climate change, promote clean energy and energy efficiency, and ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations.

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Oct 212015
 

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that he will not be candidate for the presidency in 2016…

About time. Personally, I don’t like that he blames the death of his son for this decision. It was his son, after all, who really encouraged him to run. Plus, grief is something that every family deals with. You do not put your whole life on hold. Most of us get two or three days of bereavement time, then it’s back to work.

If Vice President Biden had gotten into the race earlier he would have had my support. I believe he is a very intelligent and very dedicated man. However, as he said, the window has closed. I could not have supported his candidacy at this late stage.

So, who am I supporting? Stay tuned. I’ll let you know.

Weekly Address 10-17-15

 Posted by at 11:40  General
Oct 172015
 

“Working for Meaningful Criminal Justice Reform”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the problems in our criminal justice system. Our country faces a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities. There are 2.2 million people behind bars in America today, compared to 500,000 just 30 years ago. This topic isn’t new – the President has talked about the unfairness of much of the criminal justice system since his time in the Senate. And while we’ve taken steps to address this issue, members of both parties agree that we can do more. Over the next few weeks, the President will travel the country and meet with Americans who are working to fix the criminal justice system, from law enforcement officials working to lower the crime and incarceration rates, to former prisoners who are earning their second chance. And he promised to continue to work with Congress to pass meaningful criminal justice reform that makes the system cost-effective, fairer, and smarter, while enhancing the ability of law enforcement to keep our communities safe.

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Weekly Address 10-10-15

 Posted by at 10:28  Politics
Oct 102015
 

“Writing the Rules for a Global Economy”

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In this week’s address, the President spoke to the merits of the high-standards trade agreement reached this past week. The Trans-Pacific Partnership helps level the playing field for American workers and businesses, so we can export more Made-in-America products all over the world, supporting higher-paying American jobs here at home. The President acknowledged that past trade agreements have not always lived up to expectations, but emphasized that this is a good deal, with the strongest commitments on labor and environment of any trade agreement in history. It reflects America’s values and gives our workers the fair shot at success they deserve. The President encouraged everyone to read the agreement, which will be available online well before he signs it, and looked forward to working with lawmakers from both parties as they consider and approve this deal.

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