Monthly Archives: January 2022

Platitudes

Platitude: a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful. Here are some examples gleaned from here and there. Democratic liberals in Washington want to turn America into … Continue reading

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Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.–Article I, Section 5 of The Constitution. The Constitution is clear: each House makes its own … Continue reading

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Some National Statistics

Nation Area (sq mi) Population GDP (USD) Canada 3.9 million 38 million 1.6 trillion China 3.7 million 1.4 billion 14 trillion Estonia 17,000 1.3 million 31 billion France 210,000 67 million 2.6 trillion Germany 138,000 83 million 9 trillion Poland … Continue reading

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 Letter from Birmingham Jail, August 1963

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, here is an excerpt from his Letter from Birmingham Jail, August 1963: “I MUST make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, … Continue reading

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All negative, nothing positive, nothing concrete.

Republican priorities when we regain the majority next year: 1 – Hold the Biden Administration accountable 2 – Secure the Border 3 – Make our cities safe again 4 – Rein in the out-of-control inflation 5 – Stop the overreach … Continue reading

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Voter Opinions

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE The UVA (University of Virginia) Center for Politics/Project Home Fire survey/data analytics project asked Joe Biden and Donald Trump voters their opinions on the events of Jan. 6. Overall, … Continue reading

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Two Republicans on Agriculture

Tom is Tom. I am me. There are things we agree on, but there are also a lot of things we disagree on. — Joe Sempolinski Tom Reed: Agriculture is the backbone of our local economy. Our region features a … Continue reading

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Rep. Andy Kim on Jan 6, 2021

Compiled / tweeted by Rep. Andy Kim: Remember what Republican leaders said before amnesia set in. I took notes that night: Mitch McConnell (Jan 6): “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people…They … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Kolbert on Hyperpartisanship

Elizabeth Kolbert, in an article titled “How Politics got so Polarized”, which appeared in the Jan. 3 issue of “The New Yorker,” discusses hyperpartisanship. She notes that only about a quarter of new posts on facebook by Democrats are viewed … Continue reading

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Three Candidates on the Issues — Health Care

Andrew McCarthy: Big pharma’s predatory practices have left our nation sicker and poorer than ever before. Costs are going up, life expectancy is going down, enough is enough. Solutions like price transparency, disruptive innovation, cheaper and more readily available generic … Continue reading

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