Been away for awhile, rebuilding the server this site, and a dozen others of mine are hosted on. Seems the server admin (moi) was a bit too aggressive in purging unnecessary, unwanted, un-doublechecked files. Oops! Hopefully, I’m better at delineating some thoughts on recent events than I am at server sysadmining.
So, with that said, on to issues of more importance than my clumsy fingers on a keyboard at a linux command prompt.
The Santorum Candidacy
This has bothered me about Santorum since the Arizona GOP debate a month ago.
At least three times in that debate, Mr. Santorum said words to the effect of: “I didn’t agree with what was in that bill, but I voted for it.” And at least once, he said (paraphrasing) Politics is a team sport. Some times you have to go along to get along.
Where’s the spine and the courage in that? What about voting for your convictions? And now that he’s running for president he wants us to believe that he has suddenly grown a back bone? He’s somehow managed to splice the intestinal fortitude to stand up for what he believes in onto the DNA that makes up his political self? I’m not buying it.
Trayvon Martin Killing
A tragedy that a young man is dead. A travesty that the New Black Panthers are calling for vigilante justice. A total farce (but predictable) for the current President of the United States to try to make political hay out of the situation.
SCOTUS hears arguments on Obamacare
The Obama administration is attempting to argue before the Supreme Court that the penalty for refusing the mandate to purchase health care is not a tax. Except when it is. But it isn’t unless we need it to be to curry favor with SCOTUS to keep this law in place. Just so we’re clear on that.
If justice were the actual intent, she would recuse herself from the hearings on Obamacare.
Coming soon: Assault on America. A look at the Bill of Rights and how the federal government is attempting to strip those rights from us.
Reading List today
Which Government Does the US Bill of Rights Limit?
Project Gutenberg: Abraham Lincoln Writings – [for Kindle]