Morning Coffee Break – 1st Amendment, Keystone XL, Monica and Maureen, what China wants, China gets – Wed, May 7, 2014

A mish-mash of stories this morning, domestic and foreign:

  • Remember Mitt Romney’s “corporations are people” comment which was widely disparaged.  Evidently, some Democrats now agree, especially if your last name is Koch.  Solution, let’s rewrite the First Amendment to put limits on political speech.  Read more on how Sen. Charles “Chuckles” Schumer thinks he can reinvent James Madison.
  • To Keystone XL or not to Keystone XL.  Amazing how a vital piece of American national and economic security is held hostage by Senate gamesmen.
  • While not a fan of Maureen Dowd at The New York Times, her op-ed on Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Affair article is spot on.  The entire Lewinsky resurrection reminds me of that Beatles’ song, “Eleanor Rigby”. Probably the best comment out of the entire article was Lewinsky’s POV on Hillary, “I find her impulse to blame the Woman — not only me, but herself — troubling.”  Enablers always will, Monica.
  • China’s busy practicing regional hegemony, despite President Obama’s recent Asian visit and pronouncements.  The world has a history of conflagrations quickly becoming global starting over small, or not so small, regional disputes.  China’s oil-drilling incursion into Vietnamese waters, and its over-reaching in the Senkaku Islands is fueling the proverbial fire.  All at a time when the US is decimating its military back to 1940’s levels.

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