The recent FBI report on the Clinton eMail investigation is… well.. since both sides are claiming “victory” in it, you know that it is most assuredly not victorious for either side. What is it? At the end of the day, it’s a graywash that in no way, shape or form addresses the real issue.
Earlier this week the Supreme Court ruled that the State of Ohio could go ahead with it’s purge of Voter rolls, as it – the Court held – did not violate the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. This, naturally, has set off a firestorm of accusations that “Republicans are suppressing the vote!” and screeching that the Trump Supreme Court is dangerously (politically) right and therefore he should be impeached or unelected or catch the Ebola. Anything.
The resulting ruling in the case gives us a great view of the political influences at work on the Court. You might think that the Court can easily answer a question, “Is this legal under this law or not?” The problem comes in when two things happen. first, congress writes a law is that both mandates that something be done, and at the same time makes exceptions to that mandate (think the Affordable Care Act). Second, when the policy question of “Why did Congress make this law?” enters into the discussion. once the Court is debating policy, it’s open season on the whole enterprise.
I have informed you thusly of this over the past weeks. Nothing happens in a vacuum. So when the Colorado State Civil rights Commissars let the cat out of the bag and told the entire world that they are anti-religious bigots, savvy people immediately understood that the Supremes smackdown of their “despicable” actions was intended to send a message.
So… what was the message and for whom was intended? That’s actually pretty easy to answer.
Facebook is under fire again for sharing your data with pretty much anybody and everybody who said they had at least an idea of a reason why they should have it. Much pontificating has taken place, with bloviating politicians explaining to us that they “really mean to do something” about this.
Please… that is exactly what Facebook wants…
The Sailor convicted of taking classified pictures aboard a US Navy nuclear-powered submarine was pardoned by President Trump. He says that it is his intention to sue President Obama. His argument will be the traditional “That person did it too and you didn’t punish them, so why did you punish me?” argument. The whole thing disgusts me. Just go away and enjoy your freedom.
The change to Daylight Savings Time is just hours away. It doesn’t bother me, then again, I am not tied to a strict schedule. But there are reasons that I prefer it.
The President pardoned the submarine sailor who took unauthorized photos of his boat. The reason is fuzzy to me, but it seems to be that Hillary Clinton did it too, so why punish this sailor for doing “the same thing?” Well… for starters, it wasn’t the “same thing.” For seconds, a Nuclear Machinist Mate First Class Petty Officer is a tad bit more important to the National Security than the Secretary of State… yes, I said that. Secretary of State is a “non-job.”
The Seattle Seahawks released Richard Sherman and now he has signed with the 49ers. People up here aren’t sure what to think about that. The Angels new $uper$tar isn’t doing very well…
The Military Parade is a “Dog and Pony Show.” If the President really wants to say “Thank You” to the troops, there are some better ways to do it…