Thursday, December 31, 2009

Shammy Man Can

The shammy man can wipe away the country without leaving a trace of the way we have known her/ The shammy man can/ The shammy man can legalize pot to win the vote of every stoner/ The shammy man can/ The shammy man can spend our future away, squandering trillions/ The shammy man can/ The shammy man plans to legalize foreign aliens in the millions/ The shammy man can/ The shammy man can pull a flimflam on all of us without transcripts or even birth certificate ever revealing/ The shammy man can/ The shammy man can because idiots find him so appealing

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pray for Rush

Rush Limbaugh is like a trusted friend many have shared lunch with for twenty years; to some who share three hours most weekdays with him, Rush is more like a member of the family. Preliminary reports (on Drudge- linking to Breitbart)indicate that a serious health issue has befallen this man who is the embodiment of American optimism. I will be saying prayers for him. Perhaps you will join me.

The Hype Presidency

Having underlings try to assuage the public that the Obama administration, that does not battle radical expansionist Islam and the terror that it inspires seriously, come out to show just how serious our efforts are, just after the woeful Janet Napolitano betrayed the true lack of resolve on the Sunday shows, rang hollow, so the President himself had to come out to try and make the message stick. In this administration of style over substance, Obama had to appear sufficiently dour in the midst of his Hawaii celebrations to pretend determination. If team Obama was serious, the communication would be directed at Yemen and would go something like this: "We want you to produce the bodies of those plotting mass murder against the USA which we can verify through DNA, or we will have to assume that like the Taliban in Afghanistan, you are becoming actively complicit by harboring them, and we will direct our full might against not merely them but you who are their accomplices." Yemen could not help but understand and comply or a serious leader like the last President Bush would simply crush them. But Obama will never do this.

A Political Corpse

Nebraska's Democrat Senator, Ben Nelson, formerly portrayed himself as a pro-life, fiscal conservative, who was purported to be to the right of so-called moderate and now evidently non-existent middle of the road Democrats in the US Senate who have now all rubber stamped Obama's leftward path and Nelson has veered along with them. Nelson is crashing in his home state polls and flailing like the drowning man he is trying to save himself before he goes under for the third time. The people of Nebraska are the essence of Middle America, the embodiment of patriotism, hard work, and thrift. Nebraskans do not want even the inkling of socialism tainting our Republic. Nebraska despises heavy-handed tactics of big government. Nebraska abhors the enormous spending of Federal dollars by Obama, and the huge amount of taxes being taken from industrious Nebraskans to pay for it. Ben Nelson could not after his political suicide of voting in "hell care" win a race for dog catcher anywhere in the Cornhusker state.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

More Good News

After describing the spin over the attempted terrorist bombing yesterday, today's commentary undertakes to reveal manipulation of the public in puffing an at best barely noticeable to non-existent recovery that Obama is being feted with credit for when TARP was passed and "Helicopter Ben Bernanke" began throwing money at Wall Street when the last George Bush was still President. My contention is that any recovery is incidental to all the grotesque government intrusion into the markets and the breathtaking squandering of our tax dollars by Washington. We should never forget that after the billions in bailouts at our expense, some of the Wall Street firms that benefited from taxpayer largess are handing out huge year end bonuses. So traders, bankers, and brokers who forgot basic fiduciary responsibility and helped put us in a sinking boat with their insanely risky investments will celebrate a glorious New Year greatly enriched at our expense while over ten percent of our workforce remains jobless. And more spin is in play here with glowing reports about the purported recovery. The media hypes a 3.6% increase at retail sales over the holidays but fails to put it in proper context that the baseline of sales in the prior year reflected catastrophe with the previous year's sales as bleak as in the Great Depression. So there may have been a slight increase in sales and profits but even this better number looks anemic when you study sales just two years back (2007). The media will crow about the great job their boy Obama is doing, but the widely despised last President Bush only presided over one worse Christmas sales season. I will admit the numbers may have improved marginally- from depression to mere prolonged (hopefully not endless recession), but this occurred in spite of government interference, not because of any brilliant recovery plan by Obama, Geithner, and Bernanke.

Monday, December 28, 2009

So Many Superlatives

The initial public pronouncements by officials following the attempt to bring down an international flight deliberately minimized the event. The public was initially only told that a passenger had set off a firecracker on board a plane bound to Detroit from Amsterdam. So what vigilant travelers were informed of seemed to be relatively trivial, only a (somewhat malicious) prank. After all, those in authority would not want to panic, scare into staying home, or increase awareness of possible attacks so much that air travelers might actually avert the next "man-caused disaster" by acting to protect themselves- a Muslim or two might be singled out, profiled, or heaven forfend, even offended. After downplaying the incident originally, then the spin takes place with the active assistance of the complicit media, and vested interest airlines who do not want customers further spooked. So on the Sunday shows, the Obama administration sent Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who sees potential right-wing terrorists in every Obama political opponent, out to calm the public with statements about how flawlessly security worked with "the system has worked very, very smoothly over the past several days" when there was a lapse of unbelievable magnitude with utter chaos as the purported protectors tried to catch up to the threat. This puffing by Napolitano was so obviously not merited that she had to essentially reverse her statement from Sunday, on Monday, not with a mere retraction, but with the admission that the system had failed miserably as a man whose own family had warned US authorities in Nigeria about his Jihadist inclinations, who paid for the ticket with three thousand dollars cash, and who had no baggage to check for what was supposed to be a trip from one continent to another, raised no flags amongst examiners to prompt additional scrutiny. The painfully glaring security failure brought a slow grudging concession that matters should have been handled differently by Secretary Napolitano. The acknowledgement is accompanied by more spin, spin, spin as the dinosaur media continues to portray the Obama administration in the best light possible. Nothing in the screening worked as it should have, but fortunately, the terrorist was just as incompetent as the security personnel. Whether you believe it was dumb luck or the intervention of God who is on our side (as I do), tragedy was only averted as the bomb did not detonate as designed- only partially igniting and setting the bomber himself alight. Had the weapon functioned properly, we would be mourning hundreds of lives lost with no way to spin the blatant negligence that would have allowed it. An act of willful mass murder was averted, but it was in spite of Janet Napolitano and team Obama, not because of them.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Shabby Presidency

Barack Hussein Obama always seems impeccably turned out. Regardless of what tragedy afflicts the nation (Fort Hood shootings, swine flu crisis), the President looks like he stepped right out of the pages of GQ. We have never had a leader who dressed so well while accomplishing so little. Obama is conducting our first fashion plate Presidency. It is no coincidence that a Paris Hilton-type President who is celebrated for being a celebrity receives so much glowing attention from the vacuous entertainment press.  In a time that cries out for intellectual rigor, the US is suffering under a President who emphasizes style over substance. 

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Three Christmas Gifts

In addition to the Christmas "blessing" (said to honor the memory of the Chappaquiddick drowner) the Democrats are choking us with of health care, Americans were given three gifts from abroad, and no, they certainly are not the gifts of the magi. Brought to us from the dar al-salam to reward we infidels in the dar al-harb, the first present was from the Taliban in Afghanistan- a video of captured US soldier Bowe Bergdahl callously released at this time to taint Christmas for our nation and further torture the hostage's family. The second surprise for us was on an international flight where a Nigerian national ignited himself presumably in an attempt to bring down the packed passenger jet, the terrorist said at the behest of al Qaeda who he said had trained him for the suicide mission in Yemen. The last present is a Dusey- a gift that promises to keep on giving- a nuclear armed Iranian terror state led by end time madmen. If these presents do not warm your heart, just think of how much worse the new year may hold.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Time for Reflection

As the year's end draws near, many of us take personal inventory, engage in thoughtful self-assessment, and heartfelt analysis of our actions (taking into account shortcoming and failures) during the year- unless you are Barack Hussein Obama. If you our the current mal-President, then you blithely judge your performance to be worthy of "B+" stature that you will soon raise to an "A" with the passage of "hell care". "BO" is utterly unconcerned about the growing number of homeless, he is nonchalant about rising poverty, and he is cavalier at joblessness hovering at or over ten percent. But what else would you expect of a millionaire attorney who allowed his own half-brother to languish in a twelve foot hut in Kenya and never bothered to help his Aunt Zeituni rise out of the Boston projects or clarify her immigration status to allow her to legally remain in the country? The President is cold and heartless with his own flesh and blood, so what care could he ever be expected to show strangers (like the newly unemployed or recently evicted). No the dinosaur media will not remind you of Barry's many failings, with a whitewash of the nation's many struggles. So, beware cap and trade and illegal alien amnesty will be along in the coming year with ACORN de-funded at first, but recently "re-funded" easing the way for many A-plus Democrats to cheat their way back into office. Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Very Dreary Christmas

When times look bleak/ With employment so weak/ Computer crashes, malicious hackers, national security leak/ I bite my tongue and dare not speak/ Instead, I reminisce with dear old Dad/ About the eighty-eight blessed years he has had/ But even the old eternal optimist is sad/ We find this a not so festive season/ And Obama is the reason/ Our brash unqualified boy/ Has robbed the season of mirth and joy/ He treats the nation as a toy/ Robs our liberty with every ploy/ We will not bow down to this freedom thief/ Nor ever salute usurper-in-chief.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lumps of Coal

Certain politicians, particularly Democrats in this current health care debate, merit nothing but coals but have instead received lavish legal bribery as a payoff to support the legislation. Ben Nelson has been a very bad Senator with his egregious behaviour, but he was not punished but rewarded with the other forty-nine states being forced to pick up the tab for Nebraska. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner praised himself and venerated his master Obama in an interview on ABC news this morning for saving the nation from recession, but bad little tax cheat economists who puff success and glom onto credit for a natural economic cycle that would have brought recovery possibly even faster without so much intervention do not deserve a full stocking. And when Geither insists in the same interview that banks loosen credit and provide loans to members of communities that have no interest in ever paying them back, the door is once again open to a new crash with government insisting that those who are not credit-worthy receive loans anyway- just the type of circumstance brought on by allegations of redlining that caused the sure to default loans that started the recession in the first place. Geithner should not have even a coal- a cinder is plenty for him. And what of the responsible citizen who has payed his taxes all along and who has often borne the burden of medical insurance himself, sometimes paying outrageous premiums to insurers of last resort because of pre-existing conditions. We will have nothing left but coals while Obama's core supporters, shiftless dole-dwellers will enjoy a glorious Christmas at our expense- paid for by our hard-earned but all too easily confiscated tax dollars.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Screw Your Health

A toast heard in several languages since ancient times is "to your health". The Obama "hell care" debacle inverts this old phrase slightly, giving it a brand new meaning. What may be coming out of the mouths of politicians supporting the initiative sounds oh so similar, but if you listen carefully, you hear the distinction. "Screw you- responsible taxpayer." "Screw you senior citizen" who saved the country from Great Depression and the scourge of the Axis but who will now face care rationing and pressure to accept euthanasia, stripping dignity and prematurely ending lives. "Screw you unborn child" and incidentally, make those who revile the idea of abortion subsidize them anyway. All these are your Christmas gifts from your Democratic politicians. Enjoy them now and remember them next November.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Speed the Plow

The rise of Obama meant freedom was imperiled. I started this blog in October of 2008 because to me this was obvious. Obama admitted in his off the cuff Joe the Plumber moment that he was a classic redistributionist. Central planning and the control economy were coming. I thought the American people still loved liberty enough to shout(but most can not engage in street theater like the left because of jobs and obligations, so only a few were heard at townhalls and tea parties) and GOP office holders, I hoped, would still have the backbone to fight. A few Republicans have resisted, notably South Carolina's Joe Wilson, but far too often when crunch time came, they were mute. They wanted to be collegial as our nation was sold down the river. A few, shamefully, even grabbed their share of the pork Obama was offering. Do you not know Obama would be coming for your guns already if the Fort Hood massacre had been perpetrated by a civilian? Obama could not plausibly claim though that soldiers like the attacker must also always be denied access to guns. Our Congress is for sale, our process is corrupted, and our Constitutional Republic is under siege from within. America is going down with a whimper.

Dark of Night

The US Senate, once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, descended into one more corrupted organ of Obamaism last night, voting party-line to force Obama care on us. The vote occurred at one a.m., the perfect time for thieves in the night. This bill is purchased at the cost of liberty but with generous payoffs to two Senators who agreed to go along. Louisiana's Mary Landrieu sold her vote early on in the process and now, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson has been bought and paid for with the Obama administration forcing the rest of the country to bear Nebraska's newly engendered costs. Sounds fair- doesn't it? A few billion in "incentives" to a couple of enterprising Senators to sell out our freedoms and our future.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hell's Cold Day

The eleven month nightmare in Washington has been capped off with the greatest snowstorm in more than seventy years. Do you think it is any coincidence that this occurs as the global warming summit wraps up in Copenhagen, Democrats finalize the care rationing scheme to destroy the best medical system the world has ever known, and D. C. Mayor Adrian Fenty signs a bill to allow homosexual marriage there into law?

Behind Closed Doors

Behind closed doors, Democrats have plotted to take control of one-sixth of the American economy (in addition to car companies and bank already "assisted"). Behind closed doors, Democrats conspired to limit benefits of senior citizens, raise taxes, and increase government intrusion into private lives. Behind closed doors , Democrats schemed to force taxpayers of conscience to subsidize abortions. Behind closed doors, Democrats concocted an accounting trick where revenue is increased several years before expenses begin to hide the true cost of the program. (Seniors will bear the brunt of costs if they happen and doctors will be expected to forgo twenty plus percent of their reimbursement- and already over-burdened physicians will simply smile and accept the greater patient load engendered by thirty million newly covered patients and drastically reduced incomes.) Behind closed doors, Democrats manipulated an election in Minnesota whereby party apparatchiks replaced the moderate Republican Norm Coleman who seemed the leading vote-getter and who would have opposed Obama care with the unrepentant radical Al Franken who is in essence the deciding vote. Behind closed doors, Democrats made a mockery of open government and transparency promises with backroom deals and a bill Democrats seek to pass without public scrutiny and without many even reading the full text with three hundred plus pages of amendments just added to an already behemoth two thousand plus pages to know what they are voting for in their "careful deliberative process". Behind closed doors, Democrats have ignored your will, your rallies, your calls, your emails, and your letters indicating most voters do not want Obama care. Behind closed doors, Democrats are ruling without consent of the governed.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Stealing the Future

Western nations, first worlders, developed countries at the Climate Summit in Copenhagen agreed to give away the opportunity that their children and future generations should have had by right to enhance the power of the international elite. The Third World despots will have their lavish lifestyles further subsidized by the West with a plan to channel one hundred billion dollars to them to help them address environmental issues. Of course, like virtually everything else sent to these petty kleptocracies, the money will largely slip into the pockets of the powers that be and any environmental help will be incidental. And those in the industrialized world will deliberately inhibit their competitiveness. They will further sap their own prosperity and restrict economic freedom- perhaps even freedom of movement with new surveillance on driving habits and new fees and taxes on driving and flying. And all of this based on an environmental hoax, a scam actually that will enrich the few at the expense of the many. Man simply lacks the ability to raise or lower global temperatures two degrees, only God can do that. One Mount Etna-type eruption can spoil all our pitiful plans, but we are sacrificing real freedoms on promises we can not keep.

Friday, December 18, 2009

What Good Feeling?

Barack Hussein Obama's ascendancy was supposed to be accompanied by an era of good feelings in international relations with the world warming to the new US President as the anti-George Bush, but in the event the opposite has happened. In what was supposed to be a slam dunk climate summit with Obama arriving to receive more garlands and be crowned "Green Leader" of the world after his Nobel triumph, there has been nothing but finger-pointing and acrimony. So, our new tone leader who was going to lead the world in a giant kumbaya is slapped down once again as he has been on every significant issue since he entered office, from bilateral relations with Russia, to Iran and North Korea, even down to Hugo Chavez who handed Obama a book but continues his delusion that even Obama's US is about to invade. From economic to environmental concerns, to matters of security, the world with the exception of squeezed and beleaguered little Israel, has basically shrugged of the new US leader.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Poison Entertainment

The most expensive movie ever made is being released. The movie is a transparent, reflexive, deconstructionist, revision of the "conquest" of the American West, set in a future time on some distant planet. James Cameron uses dazzling computer-generated images to make the same point as Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves, that white America was just no darned good- expansionist, exclusionary, brutal, almost Hitlerian in scope and reach of evil. So while old SS veterans in Germany celebrate at annual reunions, young Americans are taught to hate their own country, the greatest sanctuary for the oppressed the world has ever known and the liberator of nations and people. So the American Indian in the world view of these filmmakers was living an idyllic, peaceful life until those mean white Europeans popped up, notwithstanding a documented historical record of warfare between tribes, including human sacrifice and even cannibalism. So you who follow the Hollywood left, worship your avatars, while those with any sense will be glad the Great Commission existed to bring civilization, progress, and prosperity to the Americas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Said and Meant

Barack Hussein Obama campaigned on "hope and change" and while he has failed miserably on the hope part, Obama is living up to the transformational message- but not for any gain for our nation. Anyone who thought domestically that Obama could be thwarted did not take into account that he rose to the top through the cesspool of Chicago politics, proving himself able to glide easily amongst Illinois political gangsters. Obama did not reach the US Senate by being a nice guy, and he has surrounded himself with means to an end hardballers like Rahm Emanuel and Hillary Clinton. I was well aware that the "hell care" battle was not over with Republicans prematurely proclaiming victory. I said some socialistic measure to advance government and impede freedom will pass, and sadly, I will be right. The GOP is incredibly feckless and lacks the will to throttle our Marxist monarch in the making.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pearl of Wisdom

A friend of my mother is an educated woman of a certain age. She found a coupon offer for an inspection and tune-up of her heating unit in a mass mailing. The price was under fifty dollars so my Mom's contemporary thought she had little to lose and could have her system performing optimally through the coming winter. Well, the offer was a come-on to encourage people to buy new energy efficient systems and take advantage of the government-offered Federal Income Tax credit on a new system. The first question the salesman pretending to be a maintenance man asked her should have been the red-flag. "So- you know much about HVAC systems?" Any time a mechanic or service person asks this type of question, you should run (or send him away), particularly if you are of the distaff sex. But this poor lady is a trusting soul, so on a seven year old system that was functioning flawlessly, with a cheap offer of a tune-up, she ends up buying an Obama compliant unit which will cost five grand but on which she is told she will receive a fifteen hundred dollar tax credit. The company that trapped her even had the gall to charge for a service call as she needed more than inspection and tune-up. So with this one good lie deserves another Obama administration warping the market with stimulus that as we see here rewards graft, in this con-artist world, my Mom's old classmate just found herself taken for at least thirty-five hundred dollars. Another victory for Obama-bots over morality and reason and another example of how government mucks things up- this lady had a perfectly functional central heater that should have had years more life but rushed to take advantage of a tax break, which means that when she would have actually needed a new unit in due course, her purchase will not be made as her buying decision has already been manipulated by government, with the net result being that ultimately the stimulus stimulated nothing, it simply unnaturally prompted advancing the date of a purchase that would have been made anyway and rewarded two grifters- the one from the HVAC company and the one in the White House.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Can Our Currency

The Congress of the United States, led by the sneering Harry Reid in the Senate and old stone-face Nancy Pelosi in the House, has just approved a trillion dollar appropriation to keep the Federal government running until September. This amount is in addition to a plan to raise the US debt ceiling that will allow 1.8 trillion dollars to be borrowed from foreign competitors including "implacable friends" like the oil sheiks and Red China. Further leveraging the dollar will give the Pretender in Chief even more money to play with- the boy President who rewards himself with a B+ will have that much greater opportunity to reward the shiftless at the expense of the productive. The inevitable consequence of spending by government as if it is using Monopoly money will be inflation, perhaps even hyperinflation. No nation can thrive by spending beyond her means with fiscal mismanagement and devalued currency.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Utterly Irresponsible Madness

A golfer, formerly of the greatest repute was conducting his personal life as if he lived in a house of ill-repute with a bevy of what one hopes at least were bathing beauties at the expense of his two children and his wife, who may have been blissfully unaware Tiger had been at least figuratively soiling the sanctity of the marriage bed even if the cavalcade of sluts had not literally visited the bed. The wool may have been pulled over the wife's eyes just as the American people were fooled and sold a bill of goods during the campaign where they were seduced- one must wonder who was bedazzled the most, the wife or the voters? I would contend a nation about to throw away the best health care system in the world and about to relinquish economic self-determination to developing foreign competitors really got the shaft. Either way, one very unhappy woman victimized by a husband experiencing "the most a man can get" or three hundred million misled Americans, one must concede a lot of folks are getting the short end of the stick.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Not a Goalkeeper

Though they may never enjoy the fame of a Pele or a Zinedine Zidane, no club ever leaves the football (soccer) pitch victorious without a skilled net minder blocking more of the opposition's attempts on goal than goals they are able to produce themselves. People often make analogies between politics and sport. Barack Hussein Obama made certain promises as he campaigned. Among them were keeping unemployment under eight percent. While the official figure is hovering around ten percent, economist say the actual rate may be near seventeen percent when discouraged job seekers and the underemployed are taken into account. If this figure prevails, we have more than double the jobless that Obama envisioned. Obama said he would close the Guantanamo Bay facility for terrorist detention as he sought the highest office. Thankfully, to this point, Obama has not fulfilled that one either though a letter has been leaked that the remorseless detained jihadists will be his gift to his adopted home state of Illinois. Nothing says gratitude like sending a few hundred head choppers to menace his former neighbors. Obama has not met any expectations for the good, but he has realized some of our worst fears to his true leftist leanings. Obama has failed already in the primary mission, allowing the Fort Hood Massacre and then equivocating about its cause. He already allowed one opponent's ball into our goal, and it is sadly certain more enemies are determined to take their shots on goal, promising greater destruction as well.

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Rogues' Gallery

Over the course of time, some real baddies have flourished, from Caligula and Nero, to Hitler and Stalin, to your work-a-day Jack the Ripper or Charlie Manson. Some of the human horrors are most notable for stealing little but damaging greatly like Bonnie and Clyde or Dillinger while other like Ken Lay and Bernie Madoff stole big. Today, a new list must include Kim Jong-il who I would not trust as a sushi chef, but who is still running a country that menaces South Korea and Japan and is bent on acquiring missiles that can threaten the United States. The North Korean leader should be put on the mentally unable to perform list- permanently. Mad Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his mullah backers are on the kill them all, let Allah sort them out march, trying to turn the Iranian people, the inheritors of the glory of Persia, into an End Time cult. Wahhab crazies like bin Laden, al Qaeda, and the Taliban have similar aims, to force the infidel to submit or wipe the unbeliever from the earth. Bernie Madoff has certainly earned his dishonorable mention, but what he took is chump change compared to the racketeers running D.C. who have just raised the debt limit another 1.8 trillion dollars. The chief rogues are the ones (like Soros) behind the installation of an unvetted and previously untested pretender into the highest office. Those who created Obama and prop him up are stealing the United States.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

All Too Cozy

Republican US Senators Tom Coburn and vanquished Presidential candidate John McCain came out Tuesday in high dudgeon to denounce some of the wasteful stimulus spending, but in so doing, they missed the forest for the trees and showed how incredibly weak the poor old GOP is and how the old line media has ossified. What should be a scandal of Teapot Dome proportions is barely remarked upon as a few Republican semi-stalwarts mention that two firms Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's campaign pollster runs, received nearly six million stimulus dollars (snatched from honest taxpayers) to preserve three (3), count them- three jobs. McCain and Coburn said that this outrage was an "inefficient" use of Federal funds. Hundreds of jobs could (should) have been created, not three jobs saved for that amount, so in so far as the statement went, the Senators were right. It is a poor and inefficient way to squander taxpayer dollars, but it also  should be emphasized by  Republicans with real backbone that this must be seen as an emolument that reeks of Chicago-style cronyism. That so few Republicans even trotted out for a whimper when they should roar, that public accountability groups that crucify Republicans  for much less are silent, and that the dinosaur media yawns is itself as great a scandal. Republicans and journalists should be shouting "corruption" but are too dazzled by Obama's prestidigitation to notice (or a cynic might argue, some of the Republicans are quiet because they could be caught in the same net). In what could be a penitentiary matter over payoffs or a hidden quid pro quo to retire Obama's Secretary of State Clinton's campaign debt to Penn or even through improper diversion of funds, rise to the level of an impeachable offense,  bringing a cacophony of protest, the silence is deafening.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nobel for Nothing

Barack Hussein Obama jaunts off today to accept the accolades of the world's leftist elite by collecting his prize for elocution, not grandiloquence as he is merely reading from a text someone else prepared as he burns out his teleprompters. The content of these speeches mattered little to Obama or to the people presenting him with the award. Obama is garnering the honor in the way Seinfeld had a premise- it was a show about nothing, but plenty of people with empty lives tuned in anyway. This Nobel reflects perfectly on both the Nobel Committee that has formerly awarded the same prize to the founder of modern terrorism, the late but only lamented by fools, Yasser Arafat and the man who was formerly America's worst President, Jimmy Carter. Obama fits perfectly on this list, receiving an unearned so-called honor from a bunch a self-satisfied elite twits.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chicken Little Bull

What is emerging in the climate hoax summit in Copenhagen is utterly predictable but dangerous dribble with First World nations employing environmental regulation as a mechanism of control over their citizens, Third World nations demanding compensation for the environmental damage the First World nations have supposedly wrought on them and for the development that they claim they will now have to eschew to protect the atmosphere (which development I must say never happened in these backwards places before the global warming hysteria anyway). The elites at this summit comprise a bunch of self-serving scientists whose grants have been contingent on them advancing the notion that man is destroying the earth, power-hungry politicians and their bureaucratic minions who seek one more way to grab from your wallets and intrude into your lives, Leo DiCaprio and Ted Danson-type celebrities who will ignore the very regulation that they are advocating and continue to live large in their own lives with their beaches and ski slopes less crowded with the riffraff like me who will no longer either be permitted to travel or will not be able to buy the thousands of dollars in carbon offsets that will eventually have to be purchased to buy an airplane ticket. Little things like private aviation and plasma TVs will be out of reach of ordinary people under the coming "green tyranny". And all this to protect the privilege of the Western elites and Third World kleptocrats (borrowed with grateful acknowledgement from George Will) who corrupt the United Nations and stymie decency around the world. Save the earth- preserve human progress- reject Copenhagen.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Aware and Alarmed

The Environmental Protection Agency "Pearl Harbored" the citizenry of the US today with a finding that that agency has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions with the release no doubt timed to coincide with the Climate Summit in Copenhagen. These uncivil masters have forgotten that they are our civil servants. We do not work for them; they work for us. The President and his enviro-minions want the power to intrude further into our lives and further strip our freedoms. The EPA does not run us, even with the neophyte Marxist as President, we still run the nation and it is long past time that we assert our rights. Enough of Obama and his intolerable acts.

Awake and Alert

Today marks the sixty-eighth anniversary of the day the cat jumped, that date that "will live in infamy" as FDR so rightly declared. So where are we (the United States) today when it comes to being caught with our guard down? We are nearly as unprepared as we were on December 7, 1941 or September 11, 2001- our two great national security disasters, both of which, had intelligence been read correctly, could have been averted. Our Secretary of Defense Robert Gates just declared this very weekend that "we have no good intelligence on the location of Osama bin Laden", in fact, despite rewards available in the many millions and great national resources devoted to finding him, that we have not had actionable intelligence on the arch terrorist in years. And this is not the largest part of the security deficiency as it exists today. Our failure to screen jet cargo, lack of screeners at ports, lax security around chemical and nuclear sites are not the worst of the lapses either. The glaring dangers are complacency, that permits all the aforementioned problems to continue, along with re-imposition by the Obama administration of the pre-9/11 mindset, complete with regarding the war as a criminal issue and re-inititating some of the barriers to intelligence sharing that were started by the Clinton administration to further criminal prosecutions of those who should be regarded as enemy combatants and not afforded Constitutional protections and due process rights. This, coupled with political correctness, that absolves clear motive of jihad from events such as the Fort Hood massacre and the recent murder of Professor Richard Antoun at Binghamton University, shows we are no longer serious about naming the enemy as expansionist political Islam as manifested in worldwide jihad including attacks directed against the homeland. The last President Bush never fully embraced the concept of "the religion of peace" as the enemy, but Obama has kowtowed altogether, singling our ally Israel out for opprobrium and in so doing, feeding the flames of jihad and contrary to what Obama intends, making peace less, not more likely, causing both Arabs and Israelis to dig in their heels. The United States after Pearl Harbor should have been ever vigilant, but we are once again blinded by the veils of political correctness and complacency.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Slam Dunk Socialism

Since the rise of FDR, conservatives have railed against slowly encroaching socialism, a steady creep toward the left, only really delayed briefly by the Reagan Revolution before "read my lips" no real backbone George the First rolled around to protest meekly as he made common cause with tax raisers and freedom robbers. There is nothing slow anymore with the leftward slide as the crawl becomes an avalanche. Obama will jaunt off to pick up his "Nobel for Nothing" and bring back binding greenhouses gas reductions for free- leaving US in dire straits. Obama will win on "hell care"- we lose. Every aspect of Obamaism raises our costs and impinges our freedom. Obama's former sport was basketball. Now the President plays mostly more sedate golf, but he won a state championship on the hardwoods of Hawaii. Now, Obama is in his glory again, wrecking what serves us and advanced human freedom for more than two centuries. Obama delivers "slam dunk socialism".

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Obama's Green Phase

Green has always had a number of associations. An inexperienced newbie has often been called "green"- still wet behind the ears. By his actions, being rolled by foreign adversaries and seemingly at sea for months on Afghanistan, Obama is proving to be a babe in the woods and easy pickings for realpolitik tough guys like Vladimir Putin and China's Hu Jintao. Obama even managed to harm relations with India by focusing on himself and praising his own graciousness for hosting the Indian premier in his first official state dinner. Obama appeared to be asking the leader of our great ally India, the world's second most populous nation, if he knew how lucky he was for the chance to be received by the Obamas. Obama remains committed to the "green" agenda on the environment and will further cripple job creation by signing on to carbon reductions that are bound to destroy industry on his coming trip to Copenhagen despite the documented evidence of scientific fraud by climate researchers pushing man-caused global warming. Obama's environmental overreach is bound to grab more green from American wallets as businesses by necessity will pass their newly engendered green costs on to the consumer who will also have to foot higher utility bills. And as far as green goes in terms of lucre, the last President Bush was accused of enriching cronies playing by "rules according to oil" and aiding Cheney's Halliburton cabal. Surely, Obama's friends continue the practice of spreading this "green" around with Obama just as ethically challenged as the worst of his predecessors. Obama loves to play the green with envy game- he is the foremost shill for class envy we have ever had in the highest office. Finally, Obama himself has a literal green hue, not a pleasant Kermit-like bright green either but a kind of Qaddafi mauve shade. Maybe, Obama needs to get out into the sun more which he will have plenty of time to enjoy in surf Hawaii after we send him home as a one-term President.

Friday, December 4, 2009

"No Job" Summit

Barack Hussein Obama brought out the breathing props yesterday including "bobble-head" Biden to stage the appearance of concern over the depression level job losses the nation continues to sustain under Obama's mismanagement. The dinosaur media, of course, continues to spin feverishly for Obama as they try to present the "tailored" (read manipulated) figure of 11,000 new jobs lost in November as good news. The President's pronouncements after the theater of the summit continue to demonstrate that he blames the private sector for the situation and will show no faith in traditional free market capitalistic fixes that have worked every time they have ever been tried. Obama, at the least, remains an overt socialist as every program he embraces grows the government at a cost to the private sector. Obama's minions including those in the media will present our national disaster as rosy recovery as we continue to slide into public option "hell care" and "cap and tax" oblivion. Obama has the perfect recipe not for recovery but for one part European, one part Zimbabwean collapse.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Define a Settler

I am, as it happens, Jewish but have scrupulously avoided parochial commentary in this forum, but as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acquiesces to Obama's desires and betrays his own base by agreeing to a ten-month "settlement freeze", I feel I have no choice but to comment. Either Israel has a Biblical claim, a right to exist on the land as was ordained by God Himself or the Jewish state is a wholly illegitimate enterprise. I believe and am firmly convicted that the Lord commended the Holy Land to the Jewish people who after generations of exile for a large diaspora (but with a continued presence through most of that sad era as a minority in some places on the Land) have fulfilled their called destiny and returned to what was Promised. After the Zionists emerged and the state was born, access to holy sights of all faiths was maintained only by the Jews as the Arab-administered areas systematically excluded Jewish religious practice, limited Christian access, and indeed, even desecrated ancient Jewish graves and holy sites routinely. Jews have not crafted some exclusionary Zionist entity but welcomed the world to worship and even after liberating East Jerusalem in 1967, continued to allow Muslims to administer the Dome of the Rock. Israel has been successfully demonized as a Nazi-like tyranny with poor repressed Arabs as victims of the Jews, but the Jews have been the targets of Arab animus leading to murder long before the Jewish state came into being in 1948. Jews were the dispossessed people reclaiming what was rightfully theirs, and it is my belief that Jews have an absolute right to live anywhere on the Land. There are no "settlers". Settlers are Jewish citizens of the sovereign state of Israel. They can not and should not be distinguished from their brothers and sisters in Tel Aviv. If it is right for a Jew to live in Netanya or Herzliya, it is equally right for a Jew to reside in Hevron. What Obama has demanded and Netanyahu now has kowtowed to is inherently racist, wrong, and a slap at the God of the Bible. Ten million people calling a dog a horse does not make it so. A minority of the righteous will ultimately prevail over a vast assembly of the wicked. Either no Jew should be anywhere on the Land or all are there as answer to a Divine Promise. World pressure, Muslim hatred, Arab oil money, Obama's wrongheadedness, and even Netanyahu's craven capitulation can never thwart or reverse the Will of God.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mighty Narrow Shoulders

Last night, President Barack Hussein Obama addressed the cadets of West Point, the troops, our allies, the nation, our enemies and the world concerning his plans to relinquish Afghanistan to her own devices starting in 2011 when we begin retreat to ignominy. Barack Hussein Obama's speech did not inspire; he did not encourage our forces in the field who based on his grim tone and failure to provide all that was requested might be expected to be disheartened and demoralized. Obama began the speech with a clever bit of buck passing by way of self-serving fractured history, holding the previous Bush administration to account while absolving his own team entirely for whatever outcome Afghanistan ultimately yields.  Obama has inadvertently aided the cause of the Taliban and al Qaeda and no doubt, boosted their recruiting as they now know that if they can merely hold out until 2011, our forces will start to leave no matter what. Obama mentioned "mutual respect" with the Afghans, which defies logic as Afghans were the willing hosts of al Qaeda and are amongst the most misogynistic and atavistic haters in the world who must be acknowledged only as fearsome warriors  (based largely on a near total disregard of the value of life including their own) and prodigious opium producers and nothing else. The jihadists may decide to lie low until then and bide their time until they know we are headed out the door or they may increase the pace of their attacks throwing martyrs into the grinder as they are not casualty adverse but wish to fall as shaheeds and harass us on the way out causing more US deaths in what if we are leaving anyway can only be called a lost cause. The President's speech was not inspiring but shows weakness and should provoke fear that we have lost our national prestige and our losing our nation. But Obama still enjoys the power of the office with the clout of the Presidency and allies running both chambers of Congress and many fellow travelers presiding over our courts. This skinny weakling can do untold harm domestically and abroad- at the moment, Obama has the will and the power to irrevocably alter the nation as we have known her, the America we have loved.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Flea on Pachyderm

 A little nuisance of a faux journalist attempted to smear former Alaska Governor and former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin with a non-story that she has flown on an expensive private jet for parts of her book tour. This attempt to spur a populist backlash against a real down-to-earth leader with more balls than most anyone in Washington D.C. is laughable. The report even mentions Palin sold Alaska's state jet to further the smear. There is a huge difference between taxpayer funded extravagance and what an individual with their own wealth or with a publishing company's backing is able to enjoy. No tax-confiscated funds were used on the Going Rogue book junket, no citizen was involuntarily forced to foot the bill for the Palin flights. To David Wright trying to sink Sarah Palin's future political prospects- you are less than a gnat on an elephant. 

Day of Decision

December 1, 2009 is the day President Barack Hussein Obama announces his plans for our forces in Afghanistan, using the venue of the US Military Academy at West Point as a prop for political brownie points. June 6, 1944 was another date of consequence to the future of the world with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt listening to General Dwight David Eisenhower and providing every available resource to make the crusade started on that D-Day successful. It is a shame that we now have a leader who rightly termed Afghanistan a war of necessity (which in my mind means a war that must be won) who will not even give General Stanley McChrystal, the full number of additional forces that were requested months ago that McChrystal, the Eisenhower of today leading troops there, said were the minimum not needed to prevail but simply to stave off defeat. Both the US entry into the Second World War and the current Afghan campaign were triggered by a "day of infamy" (to borrow from FDR) with December 7, 1941 setting off the first and September 11, 2001 triggering the latter, but back when America's leaders still had backbone, we knew any war our nation embarked on, we had an obligation to win. This Obama with benchmarks and timetables for troop withdrawal makes a mockery of the loss of 3000 in two towers in Manhattan, in a field in Pennsylvania, at the Pentagon itself, and the thousand who have died since in the effort to avenge the outrage in the lair where Osama himself planned, Afghanistan. Pray the pretender in office is replaced by a leader who will not settle for defeat but will pay any price for victory before the US losses not only all credibility as as world power but even as a reliable nation.