The Republican-led Senate has declared it will not give a hearing to any Obama SCOTUS nominee. They variously cite the “Biden rules” and the “Schumer rules” wherein those senators have in the past declared that Republican presidents in the last year of their term should not do exactly what Obama threatens to do. Should the Senate give Obama‘s SCOTUS nominee a hearing? Continue reading “Should the Senate give Obama’s SCOTUS nominee a hearing?”
Just as with the 2014 Republican primary that saw the big city machine style dishonest politics put down, Burnet County voters spoke up and spoke out again in the resounding defeat of J.P. Wilson by Calvin Boyd in the County Sheriff’s race. Continue reading “Dishonest politics refuted again by Burnet County voters”
GOP stupidity threatens to ensure a democrat victory.
A divisive battle is brewing in the Republican Party over the potential nomination of Donald Trump, as some party leaders warn they won’t back him and could support third-party or write-in candidates.
No, not a play on The Ugly American, the 1958 political novel. And not about an insensitive diplomatic corps. Caution: <rant mode on> Continue reading “The Ugly Americans”
The incompetent child
An incompetent child is one who grows to the age of adulthood without the coping skills to be an adult in a complex world — one that requires the utmost in personal responsibility. My definition. So what.
It is the incompetent child — regardless of chronological age — who causes harm in society and the reason why is simple. That person is under stress trying to exist in the face of family issues, financial difficulties, and just the burdens some people face getting through the day. The incompetent child will, as a coping mechanism, turn to drugs and alcohol or, increasingly, find solace in gang affiliation. Sometimes that gang is the Islamic Jihad. Continue reading “Ban the incompetent child, not guns”
I’m serious. I can solve the federal budget problem without cutting any essential programs. This is a simplistic article espousing what we all know and feel. But writing it will make me feel better, and maybe it will prompt someone to speak up, to write a letter, or to discuss the problem with a neighbor. I/you/we can solve the federal budger. Here’s how. Continue reading “I can solve the federal budget”
Using a play on Bill Clinton’s “it’s the economy, stupid” phrase we now highlight the issue with Hillary. The important issue. Continue reading “It’s Hillary’s incompetence, stupid!”
Firstly, I do not here argue the point of whether the 14th Amendment really does or does not confer citizenship on a baby born on American soil to non-citizens. Another day perhaps.
Secondly, I appreciate the fact that America is populated by immigrants (as with my own ancestors, i.e. John Jones from Wales) and appreciate those who continue to come here for good reasons and do good work when they are here. I understand perfectly well why a couple would want to get here and have their baby here in order to confer citizenship. But it is unfair to those who immigrate legally, and to U.S. citizens, to stop there. What I propose is a way to confer citizenship on that baby in a more rational way and to encourage the parents to become citizens. Continue reading “Anchor babies: a humane, fair and practical solution”
What is the lure of Donald Trump who has yet (as of mid-September) to suggest a real policy or solution for any specific problem? Continue reading “Trump for Cheerleader-in-Chief but please get out of the way for now”
While Hillary Clinton’s email trail about the Benghazi debacle has raised a lot of (justifiable) ruckus, and while there is concern over security leaks from her email system, there is a larger concern to focus on. Continue reading “Do you want Hillary answering the phone at 3AM?”