Wednesday’s Potpourri

Welcome to Wednesday! Hold on – I’ve heard a rumor that the weekend will soon be here! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today’s topics include:

  • Hillary Clinton & Questions
  • 18 Potential GOP Presidential Candidates
  • Congressional Pay Raises
  • Origins of Same-Sex Orientation
  • George Stephanopoulos

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Same Tune Different Day

In case you missed it, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) continued to stick his foot in his mouth over the weekend when he was asked about passing a no strings attached continuing resolution (CR).  The Speaker told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos “There are not the votes in the house to pass a clean CR.”

Several Democrats jumped on the remarks saying Boehner “should prove it” by holding a vote. Boehner knows he would lose leverage if he held a vote. Almost everyone who follows Congress knows there are enough moderate Republicans who would join with Democrats to pass it.

If they held this one vote, then the crap sandwich that Boehner is serving the people of the United States would end.

Speaking of crap sandwiches, Gallup released poll results showing “Americans give Congress an 11% job approval rating, down eight percentage points from last month and one point above the worst rating in Gallup history.”

A United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll found that “two-thirds of Americans say Congress should keep the government open and deal with health care separately.”  Continue reading

Dennis Rodman: Diplomat

In case you missed it, former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman visited North Korea for a few days and met with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Rodman was the first American to meet with Kim Jong-un, who has been the “Supreme Leader of North Korea” since December 2011.

Let me repeat that: Dennis Rodman was the first American to meet with Kim Jong-un.

It was a very successful diplomatic mission. Plus it gave Rodman five more minutes of fame.

Kim Jong-un and Rodman reportedly watched a Harlem Globetrotters game and talked basketball. Rodman is six feet seven inches tall and he was a five-time NBA Champion and seven-time NBA rebounding champion. Kim Jong-un is five feet five inches tall. He has trouble rebounding, but he is the dictator of over 24 million people.

I have not confirmed the rumor they acquired matching tattoos and piercings.

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