It is around 3:15, and hot in Claremont. We are melting. It's around 105. So, just staying close to a fan and thought I would send this out instead of frolicking outside:
1. This one is hard to pass up. I think you know my distaste for George W. Bush. My reasons for disliking him is that he was actually President for 8 years. So, when I come across an article that is written by someone who shares the same opinion, I smile a bit and pass it on:
2. This will take your mind off of the troubles and news of the day. Had enough of Ebola and ISIS? Slide from "W" to slang:
3. Time to get back on track. At the present time, the debate, if you want to call it that, employs phrases like "boots on the ground" to the GOP wanting to talk about this later - after the midterms. Have you seen the TV news videos of the debates in the British and Turkish Parliaments on entering into a war time engagement in the Middle East? The elected body is actually debating and voting on committing their citizens and treasury to war. What has our elected body (Congress? done? NOTHING. It's as if the agenda of business goes from memorializing a few bridges and ships with names to honor something, to House hearings on the Secret Service's problems, and passing up the BIG discussion about warring action with ISIS. In our local LA paper, it seems as though there is more discussion about phasing our single-use plastic bags at grocery stores than talking about spending billions and billions more dollars and putting troops on battlefields. Let's talk about this:
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
-- Theodore Roosevelt