Obama Forges His Legacy Overseas As Trump Sets Up A Chaotic Cabinet (VIDEO)
Rants / December 8, 2016

Obama Forges His Legacy Overseas As Trump Sets Up A Chaotic Cabinet Man, I’m gonna miss this guy… President Obama is in the last months of his presidency. He’s taking this time to cement his legacy throughout the world. By all accounts, Obama’s presidency has been scandal free. Certainly no personal dramas. Even his policies have not been controversial so much as (perhaps) incomplete, which Congress is partially responsible for. Now that President-elect Donald Trump has blundered his way into the White House the contrast in diplomatic styles is monumental. The Orange Menace has implied that he himself would be a much better Commander-in-Chief and foreign policy negotiator. Ugh. One of the (many) things which makes President Obama so fabulous is his willingness to reach out to forgotten countries around the world. This year, he made a stop to the poverty ridden country of Laos. That is a FIRST for any U.S. president. Obama traveled to Indonesia as a boy and understands Buddhist philosophies. He visited several centuries-old temples in the region. At a town hall meeting in the northern Laos city of Luang Prabang, the president spoke to the Laotian people about the benefits of a multicultural society. He scolded Americans for…

Congress Has Immediate Second Thoughts Over JASTA (VIDEO)
Rants / October 24, 2016

Congress Has Immediate Second Thoughts Over JASTA (VIDEO) The JASTA bill, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) may have negative consequences which put U.S. service members overseas, at risk legally. The JASTA bill allows victims to sue foreign government bodies or individuals of terrorism for attacks on U.S. soil. Congress over rode the president’s veto with an overwhelming majority. However, just 24 hours later two top Republican leaders admitted the bill suddenly needed changes. The White House came back with a quick and frustrated we-told-you-so. Although, the JASTA bill could open up trouble from other countries who could use it to launch legal suits against the U.S. The bill is aimed at Saudi Arabia’s ruling family as they are long suspected of being linked to 9/11. Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi Arabian citizens. Of course, Saudi Arabia denies any connection to the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center building and lobbied heavily against the bill. At an exclusive CNN town hall meeting with Jake Tapper, Obama called the override a “dangerous precedent.” Apparently many of the officials who voted on the JASTA bill didn’t know exactly what was…