The guy who leaked the info about the paedophile congressman, about a decade ago, finally opined. He regretted it for two reasons. First, it embarrassed his friend whom he didn’t talk to for a decade, until they finally reconciled, which we all should be glad for. Second, it resulted in shutting down the House page program, which had been around over two hundred years.
Through the American wars, including the Civil War, the Great War, and World War II, the page program survived. But it couldn’t survive America’s judgmental Christians. There is too much gossip in America and not enough healthy communication.
The older generation should have listened to the first complaints from those kids. And, the culture should not be so unforgiving that 1. leaders were afraid to act and, then, 2. they over-reacted when they were finally forced to. Zack, the tip-off, wished even the Congressman well and apologized to the victim for releasing the story that everyone involved wanted kept secret. · · · →
The fourth GOP debate dominated headlines through the week. Paris dominated everything, even over the DNC debate, through the weekend. Look at the numbers from Hollywood Reporter: 8.5 million DNC debate viewers, down from 15 million in the first debate. Not only does the GOP have more debates (indicating marketability of what Conservatives have to say), audiences seem less interested in the Democrats. Viewership itself should be a consideration in predicting elections. The Republican base is energized.
The US response to Paris had the usual boilerplate soapbox grandstanding, which is expected from pundits and politicians. The folks, however, seem disinterested in hearing what everyone already knows. Paris needs friends and prayers more than see-I-told-ya-so anecdotes. That being said, relearning from repeating history isn’t entirely foolish. But there is a time to mention the obvious and an obvious time to mourn.
While political and philosophical policies have left the West wide open to all sorts of attacks, both physical and ideological, the West is waking up. · · · →
The world saw shifting this week. Russia dominated in Syria and got welcomed in Iraq. Goldman dumped the BRICS bank, dominated by China and bandwagoned by Russia, India, Brazil, and South Africa. We saw the first distortion about Carson and the first distortion bandwagoned by Trump.
The controversial TPP was seen for the harbor it is for anti-information laws. The terrorist watchlist is too politically incorrect to help a university keep its students safe. German citizens line up to protect their own border. A presidential candidate wants Puerto Rico as the 51st State. Israel reaches out to Washington. Washington has never looked more incompetent while Israel and citizens worldwide have never been more determined. Everyone else is stepping up while old leaders have no choice but to stand down.
History of Charlemagne repeats. The first “Holy Emperor of Rome” was crowned by Pope Leo III on Christmas day, 800AD, while praying at St. Peter’s tomb. Then the pope fell prostrate before him. At least, that’s what the new emperor said. The pope claimed that Charlemagne fell prostrate before him! A huge dispute broke out and, in the end, the “compromise” was that Charlemagne was now the new and first-ever emperor of the “Holy Roman Empire” while the pope could now decide who that emperor would be. Wasn’t that convenient!
So, the GOP can’t find a suitable speaker, suddenly the failed VP nominee saves the day and, now, we’re talking about making a speaker’s control of the House more permanent. Isn’t that convenient!
And, the GOP Establishment had a hard time with the media Establishment. Now, the GOP will come to save the day, rescuing the party from the evils of the media, managing all future RNC debates! · · · →
With Iowa 28-20, the rise of Carson over Trump is of epic proportion. The rise of Ryan is historic repetition. He’s hired an advisor to former Speakers as his top staff. Biden, to whom he arguably threw the 2012 VP debate, praises him, as does the opposition Senate Minority leader. Never trust a man welcomed by his political enemies—he’s probably their friend.
Russia’s navy is very interested in the ocean’s Internet lines. The Internet may not only need protection from corporate entertainment, the driveby media, and SCOTUS, but also the Rusky sailors. Unless the Russians have decided to “protect” the Internet in the Atlantic and join Ted’s “cruise”. Senator Cruz seems to be the only one protecting the Internet in Congress.
Maybe the Russians are just sailing past US Internet cables like the US is sailing past China’s brand new, freshly poured military islands. Maybe Russia is trying to bully the US, despite the manly, masculine, hunting, bear-riding President Obama who makes Putin look like a woose. · · · →
Registration, registration. Changes, changes. Dr. Ben Carson was registered in a small, sideline political party until almost one year ago. It will probably help him since most Republican voters vote Republican under protest. He could be the last viable RNC candidate, if the trend continues, and would be a more viable candidate on account of his former membership.
Homosexuals are announcing their status to the world, finding more and more creative ways to do it. Arguably, “coming out” on Facebook is more of a mating call than a warning to heterosexuals to keep away. “Coming out” is no longer as bold and courageous as it once was.
The courts won’t be able to be fair while differentiating the “Church of the Sword” foam sword fights from the tax-exempt Christian coffee-doughnut meetings on Sunday morning. The New Hampshire Church of the Sword will likely have copycats. The non-necessity of the Sunday morning method of Bible education and Christian friendship has been exposed. · · · →