The outgoing Congress shows how well it represented the American people by making it easier to cut the pensions of working people who worked decades and deserve a comfortable retirement; but bailouts for banks who led this country to economic ruin, and billions for a fighter jet, the F-35, which has proven itself useless in combat? No problem!
Congress Sends Millions of Retirees a Holiday Present – An Historic Pension Cut
via Congress Sends Millions of Retirees a Holiday Present – An Historic Pension Cut.
All through the Cold War, Conservatives admired how the Soviet Union and other Communist countries handily put down any dissention and opposition, and how zealous they were for their cause. That shows how Conservative mind-set, an admiration for authoritarian rule, no matter what the ruler expouses.
Addicting Info – Russia’s Economy Is Collapsing. Thanks, Obama.
via Addicting Info – Russia’s Economy Is Collapsing. Thanks, Obama..
REJOICE, the federal government is coming to its senses about marijuana.
Congress Ends Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition | Rolling Stone
via Congress Ends Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition | Rolling Stone.
The Obama administration has just announced it would open full diplomatic relations with Cuba, over fifty years after the revolution. This is not necessarily to endorse the Castro regime, but I say this is long overdue. For over fifty years, “our” government has waged a futile undercover war to bring down the regime, using proxy military forces like at the Bay of Pigs, economic sanctions, and fanciful ideas to make the regime look bad. All this was to bring down the regime, but it only made THIS country look bad-nations continue to do business with Cuba, and Fidel Castro remains popular.
I have always wondered-“our” government has maintained relations with other Communist-based countries-the Soviet Union, China, Viet Nam, even closed-off North Korea; why not with Cuba? From my understanding, it’s because of the Cuban-immigrant lobby in Miami. But there were ethnic lobbies for immigrants from the other Communist-based nations. Imperial vanity, not logic, has not guided our foreign policy.
With the establishment of an embassy in Havana, issues of human rights can more easily be addressed; but any movement towards democratization of Cuba has to come from the Cuban people themselves, since ‘our own” government throughout history has not pursued democracy in such nations as Iran under the Shah, Guatemala and El Salvador under the military juntas, South Africa under the Apartheid regime, the Dominican Republic under Trujillo, the Philippines under Marcos, and Cuba under Batista. that would be a project for the Cuban people to carry out; and judging by how rank-and-file people brought down the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, I say they can do it, with out “our” government’s “help.”
How’s THIS for a disgrace? Coburn is the kind of “representative” who sends young men and women in harm’s way, so he can look like some big, strong he-man, then, when these kids come back mentally and pphysically damanged, he does nothing for them. Tom Coburn, remember that name for shame.
GOP senator blocks veterans\’ suicide prevention bill | TheHill
via GOP senator blocks veterans\’ suicide prevention bill | TheHill.
Sen. Coburn Sole Opponent to VA Suicide Bill, Holding It Up By Himself
via Sen. Coburn Sole Opponent to VA Suicide Bill, Holding It Up By Himself.
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