American Civil War?

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:13

A National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters Conducted June 21 and 24, 2018 By Rasmussen Reports 31% Fear U.S. Civil War

1* How concerned are you that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence?

2* How concerned are you that those critical of the media’s coverage of President Trump will resort to violence?

3* How likely is that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

Weather Hazards

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:37

Hazardous Weather Conditions Heat indices into triple digits in much of the central #USA Critical fire weather conditions expand as a trough increases winds in the Great Basin and Southwest. Severe storms with damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes in the northern Plains.

SCOTUS Battle Supreme

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 22:50

Veteran US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation and the battle line are not being drawn.

He was appointed by Ronald Reagan and considered to be somewhat of a conservative, but Kennedy was better known for his generation-defining liberal opinions.

Kennedy has also been called the man in the middle and appropriately finds himself the middle of a chaotic fight between Republicans and Democrats, which will not be settled any time soon.

Andy The Singer

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:15

I live in The Bronx, which has a majority Latino population. As World Cup fever increases, I hear many radios and TV sets carrying the games in Spanish. These sounds remind me of the days I served as executive producer with Univision Television Network.

Law and Border

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 09:48

The US House of Representative members is expected to hold a vote on an immigration bill that may keep migrant families from being separated as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

GOP leaders are light on details with their latest version of the bill, which is an attempt to find a compromise between immigration hardliners and moderates in their party to fund Trump's border wall, provide real border security and strengthen immigration enforcement inside the #USA

Occasionally New Blue Blood

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 03:46

Occasionally, the Democrats need new blue blood and this one can be classified as the future is female as an old establishment male crashed after losing touch with his New York constituents during double-digit terms in The US House of Representatives.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez worked as a bartender, and around a year later, she defeated the likely next Speaker of the House. This intelligent, street-smart and attractive victorious candidate is Socialist Latina Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old New Yorker, who could become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Always Check It Out

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:12

False information spreads like wildfire across social networks, particularly during primaries, midterm, and general elections.

I learned a long time ago never to believe everything you're told or read until I become engaged in checking all facts. I reject terms like fake news, witch hunt, the enemy of the people.

Never has it been easier than now to do just that. This is the reason I emphasize to all my students to become involved in an exhaustive fact-checking process. Everyone should be doubling down on facts.

Let'm Eat Flour

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:27

First came the cake, then the flowers. Now The US Supreme Court has ordered a new lower court hearing for a florist who refused to service a gay wedding. Flour is made by grinding raw grains and used to make different foods, including cakes.

The US Supreme Court is the highest federal court according to the Constitution and has discretionary appellate jurisdiction over all court cases involving issues of jurisdiction over a small range of cases.