Category Archive: Senate

Discussions of activities in the United States Senate

Jul 05

Article V Proposal: Investigations

Today I’m outlining the first of two proposals I have for the Convention of States to Amend the Constitution. Originally, I intended this was supposed to be presented as the second, but in light of the announcement today by the FBI of a recommendation of no charges for the clear violation of the law by Hillary Clinton, …

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Jul 14

American Made?

With all the news this week that the Ralph Lauren produced Olympic outfits being made in China, including Harry Reid’s comment that they should all be destroyed and remade in America, I thought this parody by the “Capitol Steps” was appropriate:

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Feb 27

Make Mine Freedom

In the late 1940’s, the United States was watching the developing threat of the Soviet Union, Communism, and ultimately, the Cold War. It was no surprise, then, that the movie theaters of the day would run Pro-America/Pro-Capitalism “Propaganda” to remind citizens that our way of life is under attack. Harding College stepped forward with one …

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Jan 23

TSA picks the wrong person to harrass…

Rand Paul - Official Portrait

If I were a TSA agent, I would become very familiar with certain travelers coming through the checkpoint.  Obviously, this morning, they were not quite awake at the airport in Nashville, and the wrong person was “randomly” selected for a pat down screening. That person was Rand Paul, the Republican Senator from Kentucky.  As he passed through one of …

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Dec 31

So Long 2011 – Welcome 2012

Champagne

As we pop the cork to celebrate the new year, it’s time to reflect back on the past year, and the year to come. 2011 started off with the Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, with Campaigner-in-Chief Obama’s political grandstanding, along with the Democrat controlled Senate, gridlock was the order of business …

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Jul 31

As expected…

The President and Congress has reached a reported deal to raise the debt limit, with some spending reductions over the next decade. Of course, they promise the cuts, and establishes yet another commission to produce a report (which they have to approve their recommended cuts) before a long-term debt limit increase will go into effect.

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Jul 22

For goodness sakes, it’s a debt limit, not a default…

It seems like every day I turn on the TV and some other talking head from Washington is talking about the impending “default” by not raising the debt ceiling. To you and me, the debt ceiling is the credit limit on our credit cards.  Once we reach our limit, we have to stop borrowing – we …

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May 27

TSA smackdown of the Texas State Senate

Transportation Security Officers

As the state legislative session began winding down last week, I started following certain bills of interest, including HB 1937, which, as I discussed before, would prohibit the TSA from touching “private parts” during screening. Much to my surprise, the bill, which passed  unanimously out of the House, was withdrawn before being brought to the vote Tuesday.  With …

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Apr 14

TSA Does it again!

Less than a week after I first opined (and the TSA and family weighed in) on the TSA’s use of enhanced pat-down on a 6-year-old girl, new video has surfaced from Portland, Oregon, showing a similar incident with an 8-year-old boy. Seattle’s KING-5 has the story (from YouTube, story not on KING-5 Website):

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Nov 02

Today’s Election Day: Get out there and VOTE!

With the ratification of the US Constitution in 1787, the framers set a course of a then unheard of form of Government, a Republic. Under that Republic, it is up to the people to select Representitives (and later by the 17th Amendment, Senators) to represent our interests on a National level. Today represents the one …

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