Fred Henneke, Attorney & Counselor-At-Law

RIP, RBG; 09/27/2020

First of all, sincere thanks and admiration to departed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. For decades, through her skill as an advocate, her teaching and mentoring, and her service on the Supreme Court, she helped to bring about change in American life. Small in stature but huge in intellect and passion, the “notorious RBG” dedicated her life to public service. Whether you agreed with her or not, she will be missed.

The presidential race remains relatively static. Poll numbers nationwide and in the battleground states are essentially where they were last week and even last month. The impact of Justice Ginsburg’s death and the rush to confirm her successor has not been tested by the pollsters. If anything, it appears to merely solidify the respective bases. The confirmation process per se may move the needles; will the Democrats attach the nominee per se, or just the rushed ;process. President Trump clearly has the constitutional authority to nominate a successor, and Senator McConnell has the political muscle and desire to push the nominee to confirmation expeditiously.. The outcome is pre-ordained; just how messy will the battle be?

This Tuesday marks the first presidential debate. The first of these was in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. Since then, these debates have become virtually a required part of the election, even being overseen by a separate commission rather than the individual campaigns. Some have been game changing; most have been somewhat entertaining but not really that significant.

It seems clear to me that, on Tuesday, President Trump will come out firing, in full attack mode. He will try to find a ;label to stick on Mr. Biden that appeals to his base and any undecided voters. His goal is to fluster Mr. Biden and cause him to misspeak or otherwise appear unfit to be President; I expect the President to make many unsubstantiated claims about Biden’s position and record.. Mr. Biden’s task is to basically ignore the President’s rants and attacks and attack back on the lack of  leadership by Mr.. Trump during the pandemic and his attitude and positions on race and social justice. Mr. Biden must appear up to the job of President during the debate.

From time to time in past debates, there have been some funny yet telling moments, One noteworthy one was Ronald Reagan’s repeated responses to President Carter of “There he goes again!” I truly believe that, if Mr. Biden can find a time to make light or even ridicule President Trump, it would be a telling moment in the debate.

Voting by mail, whether absentee or just generally, is already underway. Here in Texas, early voting in person is scheduled to begin October 13. For the love of democracy and our Country. PLEASE VOTE.

STAY TUNED!

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AND THEY ARE OFF AND RUNNING; 09/07/2020

Traditionally, Labor Day has been the start of the presidential election contest. Oh, for those days of 2 month campaigns! Today Labor Day is just another day on the hustings. Random thoughts 55 days from the real election. 1. RIP NOMINATING CONVENTIONS. Both parties tried their darndest to resurrect tho excitement of big, mass political… Continue Reading

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SNAPSHOTS; 08/09/2020

As we all know, a Snapshot captures the picture or image as of a particular moment in time. Today’s conversation is about how I perceive various issues and situations today, August 9,  2020. .What value these thoughts have for an event that will happen November 3, 2020, is up to each individual. Presidential Campaign. As of… Continue Reading

2 responses to “SNAPSHOTS; 08/09/2020”

  1. Gerry Gentry says:

    Great analysis of the current state of affairs in the U.S.! However, I believe you forgot Sarah Palin (running mate to John McCain).

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PORTLAND; 08/03/2020

Our Constitution, which I revere, guarantees us the right to peacefully assemble and to petition the government for redress of our grievances. Fundamental, essential rights fought for during the Revolution and honored ever since. Nowhere in the Constitution is there a right to riot and destroy public or private property. That constitutes criminal behavior and… Continue Reading

3 responses to “PORTLAND; 08/03/2020”

  1. Susan Shorter says:

    Regardless, it appears that the various mayors and governors were doing almost nothing to stop looters and rioters. So far as I know, none called in their state guards. At least one state so severely restricted their police response that it became dangerous for police to enter the area. I agree calling in the “troops” was a “lawn orda” reaction but considering that city and state officials did nothing but tsk about looting, and bow down to the 1% of the 13%, I do not think there was much choice.

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TO MASK OR NOT TO MASK; THAT IS A QUESTION?; 07/18//2020

ALL of the medical experts – the doctors, epidemiologists, pandemic specialists – agree that the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID 19 is to (1) wear a mask in public, and (2) socially distance (i.e., STAY HOME). What’s so difficult about that? You can make your own mask or buy one if… Continue Reading

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WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW; 06/27/2020

Well, this has certainly not been the lazy, relaxing summer we envisioned back in January/February. Mother Nature had other plans for this summer. And, other events also interfered Let’s look at them .1. COVID 19. The world-wide pandemic did not spare the United States. We now have the most confirmed cases and deaths of any country… Continue Reading

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GEORGE LLOYD – RIP; 06/02/2020

Plain and simple, George Lloyd was murdered by white Minneapolis policemen simply because he was black. No question about it. He was arrested for a minor offense, never resisted, posed no threat to the officers or society, yet was brutally murdered. As day follows night, protests sprang up throughout our land. The protests were, and… Continue Reading

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POTPOURRI; 05/18/2020

Random thoughts while hunkering down and social distancing:  Give It A  Rest. Democratic members of the House of Representatives are petitioning the US Supreme Court to order the Trump Administration to turn over documentation so they can see if there were other “impeachment” offenses perpetrated. Isn’t one old-fashioned fanny kicking enough? Why don’t you turn… Continue Reading

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COVID 19;04/15/2020

We are now a nation deep in the throes of the pandemic. Every state has now issued some form of “shelter in place” order intended to keep people home and away from potential virus exposures. We have more confirmed cases than any other nation and the death toll continues to rise. We all would like… Continue Reading

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COVID 19; 03/23/2020

COVID 19 – a virus that is part of the Coronavirus family, is presently sweeping around the world like a California wild-fire. It is a natural disease, like the annual flu, albeit a new version. No one person or nation is responsible for COVID 19. It just happened to erupt first in China before spreading… Continue Reading

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