Do They Earn Their Money?

Do you work 8 hrs a day? How about 5 days a week? Or maybe 40 hrs a week? These are questions I ask because I want to point out what you are getting for your money in the Senate.

While watching CSPAN2 today was fortunate enough to catch the Senate adjourning for the weekend at 1230 hrs ET. They return to work on Tuesday the 4th of September and leave at 1230 on the 7th. Not bad huh? But wait there is more! Next week they will work 3 days because they will be off Thursday and Friday for a Jewish holiday.

Maybe we should pay these a/holes by the piece of legislation that they actually pass? We are definitely not getting our money’s worth out of them. I am sorry, but we pay these guys way too much for the work they actually do.

If you think these guys are earning their pay, I suggest that you watch them on CSPAN and your opinion will be altered. It is a pathetic bunch of wealthy people playing games with your money and your lives.


Is It War Or Not?

For months now there has been a war of words between Israel and Syria, both sides say the other is preparing to launch a strike across the border. and both sides have said No-No-you need rehab. This is from the UK’s Independent newspaper:

Syria was considering its response last night after an Israeli warplane violated Syrian air space and was accused of dropping ammunition inside the country. The incident, near the Turkish border on Wednesday, came just after midnight at a time when tensions are running high between the two neighbours. It prompted Syrian air defence units to open fire on the Israeli jets, Syrian officials said.

The Israeli aircraft “infiltrated Syrian air space through the northern border, coming from the direction of the Mediterranean, and headed towards northeastern territory, breaking the sound barrier,” said the official Syrian news agency, Sana. “The Syrian Arab Republic warns the government of the Israeli enemy and reserves the right to respond according to what it sees fit.”

A Syrian official added: “They dropped bombs on an empty area while our air defences were firing heavily at them.” Residents said they heard the sound of five planes or more above the Tal al-Abiad area on Syria’s border with Turkey, about 100 miles north of the Syrian city of Rakka.

The Israeli army refused to comment on the incident but no casualties or damage were reported. “We cannot discuss military operations,” a spokesman said.

Syria has not responded yet to the incident. But if true, who fired the first shot in this new conflict? Is this a provocation by Israel, to force a head to head with Syria? What purpose did the incursion into Syrian airspace serve?

I will look forward to the answers.