Tuesday, November 24, 2015

How about enforcing the border

As appropriators work to craft an omnibus spending package to fund the federal government, one of them is making a pitch for additional funding to combat heroin.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is proposing a $600 million emergency supplemental for health care and law enforcement expenses associated with fighting the heroin epidemic that’s swept through communities across the country, including in the Democratic senator’s home state of New Hampshire.

Shaheen outlined her supplemental proposal early Monday, also sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell seeking Obama administration support for increased funding.

Every cop I talk to tells me that most of the heroin trade is coming up through Mexico.

So here's a novel idea. How about securing the freakin' border


The JV Team

As a kid, one of my dreams was to play in the NBA. Except for the height and talent, I probably would have made it.

As a sophomore in high school, I was being pressured by the track coach to give up basketball and run indoor track.

It was rare for a sophomore to play varsity ball back then so I talked to the coach to see what my chances were of playing on the varsity team as a sophomore.

After about five minutes of incessant laughter, I got the hint.

I didn't want to play JV ball so I went for the track deal.

With that said, If I had known the the JV team could put out a worldwide travel alert I might have reconsidered.......

Travel at your own risk.
 Just in time for the holidays, the State Department issued a global travel alert to U.S. citizens warning of the increased likelihood of terror attacks by legions of terrorists — including the murderous Islamic State. 

The terse warning, posted on the State Department website Monday, said American travelers should use “particular caution” in the coming weeks and through Feb. 24.