Monday, August 5, 2013

This & That!

VACATION’S ALL I EVER WANTED…A lot of folks like to take vacations in the summer…and Congress is no exception.   The 113th Congress adjourned Friday for a five week recess having sent just 22 bills to the president in the first eight months of 2013…the fewest amount in history.  They DID hold 40 votes to repeal Obamacare as well as a slew of bi-partisan anti-abortion votes that don’t have a snowballs chance in hell of reaching the president’s desk.
Are you concerned about our high unemployment or crumbling infrastructure?  Do you think our tax system is antiquated or our energy policy ineffective?  Does it bother you that our education system is failing our children or that thousands of illegal immigrants pour across our borders every day? 
No worries!  The members 113th Congress will look into those issues when they get back from the beach.
IT’S A SIGN OF THE TIMES…The federal government closed 19 foreign embassies after US intelligence agencies intercepted messages among senior al Qaeda members indicating that a major terrorist attack was imminent.  There is little doubt that the quick action by the government is a direct result of the fallout from the 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate that took four American lives.
Bin Laden is no longer the face of terrorism.  Al Qaeda is a mere shell of its former self.  Terrorism is now conducted by small splinter groups of radicals that sprout up out of nowhere in the blink of an eye.  
This is the new normal.  This is what the world looks like with the Middle East spiraling out of control.  This is what happens when strong albeit oppressive governments are overthrown and replaced by weak governments unable to control what goes on inside their own borders.  This is the new world order…
…and it is truly frightening.       

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