Clinton on SCOTUS

 Posted by at 15:32  Election 2016, Politics
Mar 292016
 

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered what I consider to be the most important speech thus far in the 2016 election season. She spoke in Madison, Wisconsin about Republican obstructionism in general and of the Supreme Court nominee in particular. She talked about how the Republican party found itself in its current state. She talked about several important issues that you should probably care about. Regardless of your current ideology, you probably should take time to listen to the entire speech.

I was amazed at how little attention the media paid to this speech. It deserved a lot more. Seems they are too obsessed with The Donald to spend time on anything else.

Weekly Address 03-26-16

 Posted by at 10:59  Politics
Mar 262016
 

“Defeating ISIL”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama offered his thoughts and prayers to the people of Belgium and to families of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, including at least two Americans. He reiterated our support of Belgium as a close friend and ally of the United States, especially in the fight against terrorism. The President emphasized that defeating ISIL remains our top military, intelligence, and national security priority. He reminded us that as we move forward in this fight, we must use the power of our example as a Nation that is open to refugees escaping ISIL’s violence, refuses ISIL’s hateful and violent propaganda, and rejects any attempt to stigmatize Muslim-Americans. Together, we will not abandon our values and way of life – we will succeed and the terrorists will fail.

Transcript after the break.

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Clinton or Sanders?

 Posted by at 17:02  Humor, Politics
Mar 202016
 

The following was clipped from the front page of The Dallas Morning News online edition…

Hmmmm…. It seems that our media is so obsessed with The Donald that they are unable to differentiate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. That is Bernie Sanders, is it not?

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Weekly Address 03-19-16

 Posted by at 10:30  Politics
Mar 192016
 

“President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President discussed his decision to nominate Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Judge Garland has earned the respect of both Democrats and Republicans through his years of public service. The President made clear that even though we are in the midst of a volatile political season, we should treat the appointment of a Supreme Court justice seriously. The President repeated his call for Republicans in the United States Senate to give Chief Judge Garland a fair hearing and a vote. The President did his job. Now Senators should do theirs and quickly move to consider the President’s nominee.

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Mar 182016
 

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Supreme Court nominee

 Posted by at 13:47  Politics
Mar 162016
 

President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States…

The President has fulfilled his Constitutional duty. We shall now see if the Republicans in the Senate will fulfill theirs. Here is the oath of office taken by each and every member of the United States Senate:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Related Dallas Morning News editorial: “Obama’s done his job, now it’s time for senators to do theirs

The transcript of the remarks by President Obama and Judge Garland follows the break.

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Weekly Address 03-12-16

 Posted by at 10:46  Politics
Mar 122016
 

“The Legacy of Nancy Reagan”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the life and legacy of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. From redefining the role of First Lady of the United States to becoming a staunch advocate for stem cell research and research on Alzheimer’s disease, a disease that afflicted her husband, Nancy Reagan was an inspiration to the American people. During his Administration, President Obama has signed an order to resume federal stem cell research, announced the Precision Medicine Initiative to enhance our ability to tailor health care and treat diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, and launched the BRAIN initiative to increase our understanding of how the human brain works. President Obama noted that because of the efforts of people like Nancy Reagan, we continue to get closer to the day when every patient can get the care they deserve, and finding a cure for devastating diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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SNL 03-05-16

 Posted by at 09:23  Humor, Politics
Mar 062016
 

I usually watch about the first six or seven minutes of Saturday Night Live, then I’ll switch to something entertaining. What I’m saying is that the first few minutes of that show are usually all that are worth watching. Last night’s opening was no exception. You should watch it if you missed it, or perhaps you just want to indulge again.

Told you it was good.