Friday, December 27, 2013

Show Notes 12/19/2013

Thursday Show 12/19/13
“Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said.12/19/13

Veto of federal public works bill March 3, 1817
Having considered the bill this day presented to me entitled "An act to set apart and pledge certain funds for internal improvements," and which sets apart and pledges funds "for constructing roads and canals, and improving the navigation of water courses, in order to facilitate, promote, and give security to internal commerce among the several States, and to render more easy and less expensive the means and provisions for the common defense,"

Under Obama, troops forced to rely on welfare, holiday charity to make ends meet
Jamie Boling and her husband, Joseph, know that providing for a military family can be trying — waiting for orders, often living on a single income, and, in especially tough cases, supporting a spouse wounded in the line of duty. Around the holidays, the challenges — especially the financial ones — can tax families already struggling to make ends meet.

Virginia is the bell weather for military spending because it is the titular home of our Armed Forces. Look at what is stationed there; the Pentagon, Norfolk Navy Yard, and numerous military bases. Virginia Military Institute (Academy) is also located there.

Chinese hackers reportedly crashed Federal election commission
Chinese hackers crashed the Federal Election Commission’s website Oct. 1, the first day of the government shutdown, in “what may be the worst act of sabotage in [the FEC’s] 38-year history,” a non-partisan investigative journalism group reported.

Officials say Max Baucus to be named ambassador to China
President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, tapping a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation's most sensitive diplomatic posts.

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