One of the most insane things about what is happening in Congress these days is that, they appear the be making laws that either won’t or don’t impact them. As if they are immune to their own legislation.
As a private citizen, why would you want to allow a company to mine your data?
Why would you want less regulation that would protect your environment?
Why would you want health care that you can’t pay for?
Why would you want the rivers and streams to be polluted in the areas that you live?
Why would you not fund community programs?
Why would you not support programs that make people more educated about arts and science?
Why would you defund medical research that could save your life or the life of a loved one?
Is it Elitism?
Is it White Supremacy?
Is it ignorance?
Is because of the vast amounts of money from lobbying groups?
Is it that they are drunk with power?
The American political system is crumpling before our eyes. This system of partisanship, filibustering, corporate financing of campaigns, and gerrymandering is not conducive to a healthy government.
day in 1979, the Shadow Secretary for Northern Ireland Airey Neave was
assassinated by a car bomb aged 63. Neave was elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament for
Abingdon in 1953, and in the mid 1970s helped lead the effort to install
Margaret Thatcher as party
leader. At the time of Neave’s death, the Conservatives were the
opposition party to the Labour government
of James Callaghan but the Conservatives were poised to win the upcoming election, which would
have elevated Neave to the cabinet. Neave was known for his tough,
anti-IRA policies, which invoked the ire of republican paramilitary
groups in Northern Ireland. As the politician was leaving the House of Commons
car park, a bomb attached to his car exploded, and he subsequently died
from his injuries. The noise
from the explosion could be heard in the Commons, which led to a
suspension of proceedings as MPs rushed to the windows to see what had
happened. The Irish National Liberation Army claimed
responsibility for the murder. The incident occurred at the height of the Troubles,
which saw conflict in Northern Ireland over the country’s relationship
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To My Wonderful Staff,
I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I do not expect, nor do I want, any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work. Family obligations include, but are not limited to, family birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, any religious ceremonies, such as first communions and bar mitzvahs, graduations, and times of need, such as an illness or a loss in the family. This is very important to me. In fact, I will go so far as to say that if I find out that you are working with me while missing important family responsibilities, it will disappoint me greatly. This has been an unwritten rule since my days in the Senate.
Thank you all for the hard work.
“Well, sah, not everone agrees with what he does, sah.” “Are we by any chance talking about Wallace Sonky? The manufacturer of rubber goods?” “Sah!” “Boots and gloves seem noncontroversial to me, Acting Captain.” “It’s… er… the other stuff, sah!” Colon coughed nervously. “He makes them rubber wallies, sah.” “Ah. The preventatives.” “Lot of people don’t agree with that sort of thing, sah.” “So I understand.” Colon drew himself up to attention again. “Not natural, in my view, sah. Not in favor of unnatural things.” Vetinari looked perplexed. “You mean… you eat your meat raw and sleep in a tree?” “Sah?” “Oh, nothing, nothing.”
– on unnatural things |
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant