Have we dispensed with enough thinking and praying? Has enough “respect and mourning” time passed? Have our hearts had enough time to go out to the victims and families? Perhaps now we can start a national conversation on some common sense gun control legislation. Yes, the current thinking is “if murdered children in Newtown won’t […]
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From Politico: Murphy: ‘Time for Congress to get off its ass’ in the wake of Las Vegas shooting By CRISTIANO LIMA 10/02/2017 10:26 AM EDT Updated 10/02/2017 11:16 AM EDT Democratic lawmakers called for swift congressional action in response to the Las Vegas shooting that left at least 50 dead — the deadliest mass shooting […]
Is it ugly that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price spent an estimated $1 million on chartered flights after railing against such action while in Congress? Yes. Is it even worse when he said he would pay for “my seat” on these planes? Absolutely. But these serious lapses in judgment are nothing compared to […]
President Trump sidled up to the podium Wednesday at a rally to kick off his tax reform effort and made a claim that even die-in-the-wool Trumpers couldn’t possibly have thought was true. He said, “We have the votes for Graham-Cassidy.” He then complained about the filibuster rule. He either doesn’t know that since the bill […]
The Hanging Shad’s Twitter feed has been banging! Follow along on Twitter @TheHaningShad Odds and ends piling up as I wait for October baseball… With apologies to Boston Globe sports writer Nick Cafardo for lifting the name, it’s The Hanging Shad’s “Apropos of Nothing.” 1. Kneel, protest, repeat. NFL players played right into President […]
It’s a last ditch effort to decimate an Obamacare policy that simply needs fixing. Backers are banking on Americans being tired of the subject and whose attention is fixed on the fact that we broke the planet (hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes). But make no mistake. The latest Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is a […]