Declaration Now is diligently working in post production on a new show. It covers several topics one of which being the proliferation of drones abroad and here in American skies. One bright spot here in the Commonwealth, our state legislators recently approved a moratorium on Drones in Virginia. In the show we’ll be sharing some excerpts from an interview with director Oliver Stone on the moral gray areas of the patriot act and the disturbing progression of its uses. We also discuss some entertainment news, and an upcoming short film that DN is helping to produce. #beonthelookout
Michael Bloomberg endorsed president Obama on account of him working toward reversing climate change. This thought must come from Obama saying that when we look back at his presidency, we will be saying it was “the moment the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
Bloomberg used the following words to endorse Obama.
“…like so many other independents, I have found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing.
In 2008, Obama ran as a pragmatic problem-solver and consensus-builder. But as president, he devoted little time and effort to developing and sustaining a coalition of centrists, which doomed hope for any real progress on illegal guns, immigration, tax reform, job creation and deficit reduction. And rather than uniting the country around a message of shared sacrifice, he engaged in partisan attacks and has embraced a divisive populist agenda focused more on redistributing income than creating it.”
It seems like a pretty pathetic endorsement to me.
This picture seems kind of dramatic. Is it easy to look at senators as being the “rock stars” of the congress? It really shouldn’t be though. In the house, states can have more clout than others. The senate is where every state has equal representation. Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, wants to change the rules so that senate debate can be ended with a simple 51 vote majority. The rules have always been a 3/5ths majority.
Even then Senator Obama stated, “what [the American people] don’t expect, is for one party, be it Republican or Democrat, to change the rules in the middle of the game so that they can make all the decisions while the other party is told to sit down and keep quiet…everyone in this chamber knows that if the majority chooses to end the filibuster—if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate—then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse.”(qtd in Heritage Morning Bell 1/4/13)
I have to agree with the president on this one. What do you think?
Pardon its french, but this video is hysterical.