We’re paying a cowardly Congress to do nothing as bombs drop

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy As long as Rachel Maddow continues to spotlight Congress's disappearing act, I'll continue to post her rants. Above is her latest. Our Congress has not nearly as much interest (as the UK) in this matter. [Boehner] doesn't want this existing Congress to debate military action, he wants it to be the new one, the next Congress, as in, "the one that isn't elected yet" that will convene next year in 2015. Now that the war has started in Iraq and Syria, and they say it will be a years-long [...]

“Whenever lawmakers are ready to show up again to perform their jobs…”

Once upon a time I posted this: Eric Cantor's 2014 House schedule allows for even MORE time off. I wrote that post because I was utterly exasperated with endless Congressional vacations and the resulting lack of accomplishing any, you know, lawmaking. Congress members take more recesses than elementary school kids, yet it's the kids who seem to have a better work ethic than our elected officials-- who we continue to pay to do absolutely nothing, just by the way. Rachel Maddow pointed that out in this post, Why everybody would like to be a member of Congress: Lots and lots of time off. Lots: "Nice deal right? ... [...]

Is It 2014 Yet?

Once again, my birthday falls on election day. I know I'm dating myself, but I voted in my first presidential election on November 4, 1980 - my 21st birthday.  Exactly one year earlier, Nov. 4, 1979, just 10 days after losing my mother, a group of hostages was taken in the American Embassy in Iran. I voted for Jimmy Carter, but Ronald Reagan was elected.  So much for a birthday present. The next time a presidential election fell on my birthday was in 2008.  On my 49th birthday,  Barack Obama was elected president. 2014 is a mid-term election, but I'd [...]

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