Friday, February 27, 2015
Barack Hussein Obama is essentially ruling by fiat. Obama can do this because he has a "loyal opposition". Elite Republicans are absolutely craven. GOP leadership took impeachment off the table before the last election. The threat of impeachment was the only tool Republicans had to rein in an out-of-control President. The GOP unilaterally disarmed by pledging not to seek impeachment. This capitulation by those elected to prevent Obama from arrogating power to himself that the Constitution does not grant him opened the doors to despotism.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Barack Hussein Obama is proving to be the despot I always knew he wanted to be. Obama has just cajoled the Federal Communications Commission into imposing his vision of "net neutrality", that is actually executive overreach of the highest magnitude. The FCC was going to pass a watered down net neutrality, but the President pressured one of the three Democrats on the panel who was wavering to go the whole hog, which means that the Federal government is asserting sweeping new powers that the people by in large do not want and which Congress never authorized. On the very same day, it emerges that Obama, who has tried but failed to ban guns due to the US Supreme Court upholding the plain meaning of the Second Amendment, will instead seek to ban ammunition. This scheme is now trying to deprive the citizenry of .223 (.556x45) ammo, which is used in among other weapons in AR-15 style semiautomatic rifles that are so popular with the buying public. Our clever little dictator now says if the courts will not permit me to ban and confiscate the guns, I will take away the bullets for them.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
My home state of Tennessee is suffering one of its hardest winters ever. At least thirty Tennesseans died due to the last bout with snow and ice. Even worse, the state is expecting even more snow that we certainly do not want or need. As Southern states look more like Northern ones, or even like tundra, I ask myself where we can grab some of that global warming Al Gore was warning us about. At this point, few of my neighbors think man can cause the planet to warm. If they did buy the premise, then they would do all they could to warm things up around here. I, for one, can not wait till spring.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Millions of people agitated to "save the whales" by initiating campaigns to end whaling. Environmentalists by the thousands rallied to save trees. There is hardly a peep about the deliberate slaughter of Christians in the Middle East. An ethnic cleansing or even the start of genocide is being carried out by Sunni fanatics against Christians in Syria and Iraq. Barack Hussein Obama can not even bring himself to say it is "Christians" being slaughtered. Obama did not say that the Islamic State massacred Christians but merely called the twenty-one martyred believers "Egyptian citizens". Where are the mass protests demanding Western government intervene against the Islamic State to save Christian lives?
Monday, February 23, 2015
The "Sunny South" has been downright cold lately. Conditions that are easily dealt with by Minnesotans or those in upstate New York kill people in Tennessee and Georgia, because these Southern states have limited snow and ice removal capabilities. What Chicagoans shrug off closes schools in Memphis and Atlanta. Folks are not any less hearty in Dixie. State and local governments down here have simply made the decision not to invest public resources to combat weather phenomena that only occur once or twice every decade, rather than daily the way snow and ice grips the North during winter. Unfortunately, the money saved by not purchasing snow and ice removal equipment in the South has sometimes led to road deaths that would not have happened further north.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
The Clintons really must be the most brilliant and capable people on earth. Bill Clinton never made as much as thirty thousand dollars a year as Arkansas governor, yet he finds himself with a two billion dollar foundation. Hillary mystically parlayed a thousand dollar cattle futures investment into a hundred thousand dollars in ten months. Curiously. with such apparent acumen in the zero sum game commodity market, Hillary never attempted to repeat the coup. If nothing suspicious was involved in her one-time futures success, then why would Hillary have not continued commodity trading? Even Chelsea is amazing in achieving financial success. Chelsea was paid several hundred thousand dollars to work as a journalist at one of the national television networks even though she hardly ever managed to have any of her reports actually air. There are many reporters whose stories make it to air frequently who are only compensated a fraction of what the basically invisible Chelsea was paid. It must be good to be a Clinton.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Our infant must want to be a rock star. Our first child mostly sleeps all day. Our baby raises a ruckus all night long. An odd aspect is that when aunts, uncles, great uncles, and cousins are over wanting to interact with baby, baby sleeps like a rock. When we parents are desperate for rest, the baby produces ear-shattering noise worthy of a German death metal band. My poor wife is sleeping about two hours a night. I am thankful for four or five hours of rest. I have taken to occupying the living room couch to avoid the baby and the dog, who suddenly likes to occupy my half of the bed. I never realized how refreshing a good night's sleep was until I lost the chance to sleep through the night.