Lets make a new law about how the American Flag can be used, or at least manufactured. I'm thinking something like this...
Any item that has a representation of the American Flag, or previous versions (Including the Confederate Flag and varients), on it, and is intended to be sold in the US, must be made in the US.
Democrats would agree to it I'd bet, brings back some jobs at least. Convicing Republicans and their crazy cousins the Tea Party would take some effort, but I don't think it would be to hard to do so. We'd just need to word things the right way - Imply that allowing our symbol to be created in other countries serves to weaken us.
We'd just need a name for the law. I was thinking the Flag Act, but we've already got that... Actually, since that law is about the design of the flag, we could add this as a amendment to it. Or something.
I was thinking about the old Conservative cry, one that many still repeat, of Government Death Panels.
So I was wondering - Is their a toon of Cruz dressed up as a doctor, with uncle sam on the operating table, and Cruz is saying kill him?
I'd think that someone would have drawn that up during the shutdown that he pushed for, but I haven't been able to find one.
Republicans are somewhat correct about the necessity of entitlement reform. I think I speak for a lot here when I say that we really, really, need to take a look at reforming congressional entitlements.
With as bogged down as the healthcare exchange sites are, does anyone else think that some RW/TP groups have decided to ddos them?
As chosen by the House, who decided to end voting for the night, we will now have out first government shutdown in over two decades.
This shutdown plays just like the last - Democratic President, Republican controlled House, and (In part) over health insurance. What was that saying about history? Oh yeah, Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
The ironic part about the shutdown is that even with it, the ACA will still go into effect. A shutdown wouldn't have affected it, but a shutdown would be a raised middle finger. Basically, the shutdown was out of spite.
In the most basic terms I can put it - The baby didn't like it's food, so it decided to throw up over everything.
Have they seen what goes into food these days? How about cigarette smoke? Car exaust? Smoke stack exaust?
If a dictator wanted to use chemical weapons, he could easily make a new one with the chemicals that make up cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and smoke stack emissions. Oh, and lets not forget topping the tank off with a wide plethora of preservatives... to keep the toxic brew nice and fresh.
No country could say a fucking thing about it either - The weapon is made up of nothing more then what they allow their own civilians to be exposed to, daily, for their entire lives.
You know something really ironic about the chemical weapons situiation in Syria?
Pepper Spray - Used both by civilians and police forces around the globe (Including the US) - is a chemical weapon. In fact, the CWC specifies it as such and also prohibits it's use in war.
Funny isn't it? That for all our talk about how Assad is evil for using chemical weapons against civilians, we routinely use them against our own civilians.
For lack of healthcare, we have people starving for lack of food, we have people living on the streets for lack of a house...
Yet we are preparing to spend billions on attacking Syria for humanitarian reasons?
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