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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

Afghanistan timeline

Soviet Russia supports a moderate Afghan government. Ronald Reagan doesn’t like Communists. Mujahedeen are anti-communist, so Reagan gives them weapons. The Russians leave Afghanistan. The Taliban take over. After 9/11, the Taliban won’t give up Osama bin Laden GWB decides … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s 2020 Financial Disclosure

Reports are due May 15 of the following year. The House has 30 days more to post them. It isn’t clear why Tom waits till the last minute. Tom requested a 90 day extension in 2019 and 2020; it isn’t … Continue reading

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Colonial Pipeline

I suppose the operation of a pipeline requires coordinated control of pumps and valves along its 5000 mile length. This could certainly be done securely. Employees at stations along the pipeline could operate the equipment. Instructions could come from telephone … Continue reading

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Maricopa County Voting Machines

Unfortunately, after a loss of physical custody and control, no comprehensive methods exist to fully rehabilitate the compromised equipment or provide adequate assurance that they remain safe to use. — Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs We won’t use any … Continue reading

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Term Limits for Congress

He went of to Congress and served a spellFixin’ up the government and laws as well.Took over Washington, I heard tell,And patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell. The Ballad of Davy Crockett, words by Thomas Blackburn Term limits … Continue reading

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H.R. 51 — “To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.”

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens For the second time in history, the House passed legislation Thursday to make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state. H.R. 51 would shrink the federal district to a two-mile-square enclave — including federal buildings … Continue reading

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Rep. Tom Reed on Certain Legislation

Tom Reed Wrote: Last week, we voted “yes” on H.R. 1195, a bill that will require the Department of Labor to address instances of work place violence in healthcare, social service, and other areas. This safety measure creates an interim … Continue reading

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Belonging to a movement

Anomie in societies or individuals, is a condition of instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values or from a lack of purpose or ideals. — Émile Durkheim.  Professors back from secret missionsResume their proper eruditions,    Though some … Continue reading

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Firearm regulation

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) generally opposes firearm regulation. On Wednesday, March 10, the house considered H.R. 1446 “To strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is … Continue reading

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The-Presidents-Advisory-1776-Commission-Final-Report

Some observations on “The-Presidents-Advisory-1776-Commission-Final-Report.” Human progress didn’t end in 1776 as the authors of this report would have us believe. The facts of our founding are not partisan. They are a matter of history. Controversies about the meaning of the … Continue reading

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