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Hurricanes and Caravans


As far as Hurricane Willa goes, no, it was NOT sent by the Deity, whichever one you claim to “Stop the Honduran Caravan.” If G-d worked that way – that is to say as a “Push button” response to your wishes, then we’d have a bigger problem than 4,000-15,000 “immigrants,” as it would mean that you might start calling on Him to smite those who disagree with you. That would be a problem because I’m pretty sure that my version of G-d would smite you in reply.

Seriously though, there are a whole lot of other problems with this Caravan that go beyond the question of what G-d thinks about it. Read the rest of this entry


Jumping The “Best People” Shark

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Happy 727 Day!

Once upon a time, it was explained to me – at great length – that I “needed” to get on board and support an increase in pay for some legislators who were feeling like they weren’t being paid enough. If the pay rise didn’t get passed, they explained, it would be tragic. Not for themselves, you see, but for the long-term health of government. Without higher pay, you see, the “best people” would never be interested in serving in government.

Uh-huh, I said… so if it’s such a crappy, low paying, difficult job, why did you want it in the first place? Read the rest of this entry

Flag Me!

It’s Flag Day on the show.

We start with a re-look at the California Ballot initiative to split into three States. It’s actually quite remarkable what the Initiative is attempting to do, which is turn this issue into a direct-democracy instead of a republican form of government and force Congress to accept the vote as the actions of the State Legislature. Of bigger concern is what would a Flag look like is it had 52 stars instead of 50?

The Pledge of allegiance to the Flag of The United States has caused a good deal of debate and argument through the history of the Country.

And the SCOTUS decides that Minnesota’s ban on “political” buttons, shirts and insignias is unconstitutional, mainly because nobody has any real idea of how vast the definition of “political” can be…

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