Newt Gingrich Outlines "Blunders" That Effect Us All

Newt Gingrich has some interesting thoughts on what happens when politicians with the right policy frameworks end up in within the DC Beltway for too long.  They have a hard time on implementation.

That part that resonated with me included:

He cited a series of blunders under Republican rule, from failures in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to mismanagement of the war in Iraq. He said the immigration bill passed by his former colleagues in the House of Representatives is unrealistic and too harsh toward undocumented immigrants, called congressional efforts to regulate lobbying "much too weak" and said the government has squandered billions of dollars in Iraq.


 This seems a little strange to me:

The government has told Rogue Ales to lower the flag on its American Amber Ale. The Oregon brewery has been ordered to stop using the stars and stripes to advertise American Amber. According to U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8, Item I: "The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever." The company began brewing the beer 11 years ago, and uses the flag on beer taps, pint glasses, posters and T-shirts. Even the company's red, white and blue delivery truck will have to be repainted. The order came after an agent for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau who was visiting Newport with her family spotted a Rogue delivery truck with a flag painted on it.

Interesting Items Collected Over The Weekend

Here is a list of stuff over the weekend that seemed interesting to me (I hope people don't mind a consolidated list vice individual posts, I am a consolidated list kinda guy):

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