It has been irritating to watch the #Shampeachment at times, but there are elements that make it bearable.
Particularly the memes that tell the stories of the loser who cannot get over the 2016 election, and who in all probability eat a lot of fingernails the night of November 3, 2020. Add your own in the comments. I will add as I get them
It’s the first major electric-vehicle legislation since Stabenow’s unsuccessful bill, which would have allowed automakers to offer a slightly lower tax credit of $7,000 for another 400,000 plug-in cars on top of the pre-existing cap.
In 2018, General Motors Co. and Tesla hit the lifetime ceiling of 200,000 electric vehicles, triggering a phase-out process cut the tax credit in half every six months until they hit zero at the beginning of this year.
Grand Traverse County has about 92,000 People within it’s boundaries.
Of those 92,000 people, there are 72,891 adults, (16,856 of whom are seniors) with most being (presumably) literate. But of those who are literate (and some who are not), most are blessed with their own perspective, ideals, their own take on the community and thoughts on each day’s events. In short they have their own opinions.
And for the time of all humanity before the early 1990’s, those opinions might have been limited to written correspondence, trips before a jury, the occasional party, social gathering, political event, or even a torch and pitchfork mob. Daily expressions of perspective were hardly possible or practicable, or anything close to what can be done now within seconds on new media platforms such as email, Facebook, Gab , instagram, or Twitter.
And newsprint media has always had, yet strangely maintains it’s own limits. The local newspaper is typically published daily and has one, and rarely two pages dedicated to the pulse of the community.
Of those nearly 17,000 seniors in our county (as described above), how many don’t have any interest in Facebook or the other platforms? Out of those shouldn’t we be curious how many have given up on trying to let their views be seen because of limits that the print media enforces in its soy-ink ‘community’ forum?
Congressman Jack Bergman recognizes the difference between an executive act as commander in chief, and that which is a declaration of war.
Constitutionally, congress has the sole authority to declare war. No one has any argument against that, and throughout the last several administrations this authority has been tested far too often. However when the 45th POTUS, who has pledged to reduce and remove our presence in the region responds (as he should) to an immediate need to defend our men in the theater of wars created by all of his predecessors, he is backhanded by our congress.
The feckless congressional leadership in its attempt to undercut the efforts of the president to implement his peace through strength mission voted to morally support our enemies by allowing the passage of a resolution that claims the president has none of the powers guaranteed him by our constitution.
General Jack accepts none of that. He says:
“I voted against H. Con. Res. 83, the House Democrats’ dangerous War Powers Resolution. As it’s merely a resolution, this type of legislation is never presented to the President and therefore holds no force or effect of law. The Democrats are clearly not serious, and this purely political resolution is just another attempt to weaken President Trump and ultimately weaken America.
“Attempting to tie the Administration’s hands at this time is dangerous, and Democrats publicly projecting to our adversaries that we won’t use force puts Americans at risk and endangers the safety of the United States and our allies.”
The 1st District representative is right.
If congress wants to end our efforts in the middle east region, This is not the way to do it.
For folks who simply hate our president too much to pay attention to the facts, understand one thing:
Soleimani was a bad guy and has been undermining our efforts to conclude our business in Iraq and get the hell out of there. For a little perspective, its good to have people who have been in the business of #WAR offer their thoughts.
Michigan’s congressman General Jack Bergman issued the following statement last evening:
Tonight we pray for safety for our Service members and allies fighting to destroy terrorism across the globe.
I’ve flown in and out of Al Asad Airbase in Iraq many times as a Marine and have witnessed the important work done by our troops there. This oppressive Iranian regime has always been an aggressor and bully in the region, and as we see yet again tonight, they’re continuing down the path of evil escalation. The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with the good people of Iran who seek freedom and do not support this terrorist regime.
Let’s be clear: The United States eliminated a terrorist when we killed Soleimani – the Iranian government must take note and end its aggressive actions immediately. Our troops stand ready and in position to counter any attack on our positions and our allies.