*************Bogie marvels at the determination of the squirrels around her home to get at the seeds in her bird feeder. It seems that no matter how hard we humans try, squirrels find a way to get to the seed meant for the birds.
*************Eric the Viking gives us three links showing how the White House and the Democrats are trying to spin the IRS, Benghazi, and AP scandals.
I don't think their efforts are going to work.
*************Apparently it hasn't been just Tea Party and other conservative political groups that have been targeted by the IRS. A number of religious groups have been undergoing heavier than usual scrutiny and lengthy delays in processing their tax exempt applications as well.
*************I have to agree with Sabra on this one.
What's the problem with kids today?
Adults today. How many times have we seen adults screw it up for kids because they think kids will cheat, be scared, or somehow be offended by something no one in their right mind would be? That's why lots of things we used to enjoy as kids are no longer allowed, particularly in school.
Scary Yankee Chick has her take on the matter, in this case from personal experience. (Fortunately for me I didn't have the same problem because my teachers knew I read well above grade level and a lot faster than they did.)
*************You that many of the gun control efforts by some states (and the federal government) are in trouble when law enforcement officials file lawsuits against them.
In this case fifty four Colorado sheriffs filed suit against two anti-gun laws passed by state lawmakers in March, stating the laws violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendments and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
*************Speaking of gun control legislation, there has been an ongoing effort by out-of-state gun control advocates to paint Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) as being against background checks because she voted against the Manchin-Toomey bill that would have broadened the scope of an already defective background check system. Even gun control advocates have stated they know the defeated bill would not have prevented the shootings in Newtown or Aurora, so why push so hard for something that was nothing more than feel-good legislation?
Ayotte has stated more than once she believes the existing system needs to be fixed, part of that fix being better mental health laws that would go hand-in-hand with the background checks. Without the first, the second part wouldn't prevent those who are dangerously mentally ill from procuring guns.
It might help if those who are lambasting Ayotte for her vote against Manchin-Toomey had actually read the proposed bill.