Monday, September 30, 2013
Those who rely on government become dependent on it. They allow themselves to be wards of the state. Our Founding Fathers did not want us to be slaves to the State. Obama Care breeds greater dependency on government and makes Americans less free.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
The Affordable Care Act can not work. It is too expensive for a nation already operating on fiat currency and money borrowed from other countries (notably Red China). Obama Care is neither affordable to the nation nor individuals. It is intrusive. It funds abortion on demand and rations medical treatment. It was never designed to succeed, but to cause such disruption that the American people would rise up to demand a single payer system, which if ever implemented would be just as bad.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The United States is making common cause with al-Qaeda in Syria in an effort to unseat Bashar al-Assad. Barack Hussein Obama just had a conciliatory fifteen minute chat on the telephone with the Islamic Republic of Iran's Cheshire Cat new President Hassan Rouhani. At the same time, America is restraining Israel from any preemptive action against Iran and exerting massive pressure against the Jewish State to retreat to 1967 "suicide borders" as a concession to the Palestinians. It is a world turned upside down where we comfort our enemies and chastise our friends.
Friday, September 27, 2013
You have to hand it to Ben Bernanke, the soon to be departing Federal Reserve Chairman. He has presided over a monetary easing that should have provoked inflation, indeed even hyperinflation, but somehow managed to hold it off while watching US stock markets rise back to pre-recession levels, even if the gains seem to be measured in fiat dollars. Investors have realized that despite all of America's problems, markets in the rest of the world are even more unstable. Some will say he is no Alan Greenspan, but Ben Bernanke did help our economy survive what could have been a crushing blow. Let us hope who ever replaces him has as much skill or luck in holding our heads above water.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Nothing has been more destructive of liberty in America recently than the expansive regulatory regime of the Federal government itself. The legitimate function of national government as defined in the US Constitution has been exceeded for generations, but Barack Hussein Obama has grown Federal authority further and faster than any President before. If a so-called "shutdown" constrains or at least delays tyranny, let those who would resist the progressive agenda hold the line now.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Ted Cruz did what most Republicans no longer do- he stood for something. The GOP leaders are spineless little men who stand for nothing beyond perpetuating their own perks and power, and seem to fall for any crumbs the Democrats, who are destroying America as she was founded, are offering. Americans are increasingly despising politicians, Ted Cruz shows them there are still some honorable men in Washington.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Just before Adolf Hitler sparked the greatest conflagration the world has ever known, those who would soon have to defend themselves from Nazi aggression confidently assured the world there would be "peace in our time". A new Iranian President showing a less aggressive public face in no way means that the mad mullahs who actually control Iran are relenting in the slightest on their twin aims of 1.)destroying the Jewish State of Israel and 2.)creating sufficient world chaos and destruction to draw the Twelfth Imam from his hiding place in the well to bring their notion of a savior to the world. This is not time to "trust but verify" when Hassan Rouhani puts a more moderate spin than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did to the world, but the time to remember that Iran is only months away despite assurances to the contrary from producing a nuclear-tipped missile to use against Tel Aviv.
Monday, September 23, 2013
What could be a more everyday normal activity than going to a shopping mall? What sort of monster would attack the defenseless as they browse or shop? Just like the Beslan Massacre aimed at children on their first day of school, the mall attack in Kenya will reverberate in the annals of craven and dastardly infamy. Make no mistake that though the crime is being perpetrated in Africa, the jihadi thugs dong the killing would like to bring a similar murder spree to a mall near you.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Epic sales of a newly released profane and violent video game have been feted in the main stream media this week. The game is a first person shooter contest that features armed robbery and prostitution. This is not mindless entertainment but a circus for the soulless mass. The billion dollars made on this game in a week are not a marketing triumph but a disgrace and a shame.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
I would rather have a Federal government shut down than death panels determining my medical destiny and the fate of my loved ones. I doubt the US Senate under majority leader Democrat Harry Reid will ever defund Obama Care, but the stakes are so high- our very lives- that Republicans must try. Their effort to block the Affordable Care Act is the last hope for America as she was founded.
Friday, September 20, 2013
By gum, the Republican majority in the United States House did it. They acted! The GOP Representatives voted to defund the care rationing, freedom-threatening plan known as Obama Care. I was not sure they had the gumption to stand but stand they did. Unfortunately, this may turn out to be a hollow gesture, as Democrats control the US Senate, and there will likely never be a vote on removing funding for Obama Care on that side of Congress. Even if a vote is taken, defunding will not pass because of the Democrat majority. Well, at least the House GOP stood for something.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Man-caused global warming was hyped and then used as the rationale to attack industry and carbon-fuel based power generation. Climate change skeptics were thrown in the same boat as Holocaust deniers by those with a vested interest in promoting the "green" agenda. Science is finally catching up to logic that man is just not that powerful that his cars and factories are or will be controlling weather patterns. Now, honest researchers are admitting that the earth is no longer warming at an alarming rate, and perhaps, politicians will now relent on the job-killing regulation they passed and ease some of the unnecessary emission laws they have foisted on job creators.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The leader of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has opted to skip an official state dinner with Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Hussein Obama because Obama's intelligence services were spying on her, her nation, and apparently, even the leading Brazilian energy company. Rousseff is in accord with Obama over their shared Leftist ideology, but even a fellow traveler like her could not ignore such a slap at Brazil's national honor.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Washington Navy Yard massacre is as bizarre as it was unprecedented. A navy veteran reportedly fascinated with violent video games turns his guns on coworkers and in the end, a dozen innocents are dead. The gunman was no political radical or religious fanatic but evidently a Buddhist, a member of a faith generally regarded as peaceful. Jihad is not the only cause for concern with even video games now possibly contributing to causing mass murder.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Ridding Syria of chemical weapons would certainly enhance stability in the Middle East, but the plan Russia has crafted to prevent an American attack will not be easy to implement. The Assad regime may play games and there already is a report circulating that Assadists have just transferred twenty trucks of chemical weapons to Iraq. The US can not rely on Russian assurances and must verify that Syria comply or American intervention may yet be in the offing.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I am not worried about the slackers within the ranks of the army of government bureaucrats squeezing the life out of us. They exist in every field of endeavor. It is the diligent clerks who insist on crossing every "t" and dotting every "i" within the growing Federal monolith who under Barack Hussein Obama's "regulatory state" under the rubric of "consumer protection" or the flag of a "cleaner environment" or the banner "Obama Care" can make our lives miserable and make it next to impossible to run a small business. Excess regulation smothers freedom.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Barack Hussein Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize, and for good or ill, is living up to his promise to "transform" America. His backers were convinced Obama would be beloved by the world as he was replacing the widely reviled George W. Bush. Obama's supporters and the main stream media seemed certain that the world would love Obama as much as they did. In the event, Obama and, by extension, the United States are as despised as they were even under the last President. On the other hand, Vladimir Putin, who has engaged in several stunts to build a cult of personality following, repressed internal opposition within Russia, and been a bully to former Soviet republics that have broken away, is now, on the basis of Syria, revered by much of the world as a "peacemaker". The irony that a presumed champion of peace like Obama threatens bombing while a cold calculated thug like Putin is heralded as a dove is not lost on me.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Russian leaders have ranged from cruel Czars to even crueler Communists, and now the world must contend with a Russian leader cut from the same cold cloth. This anti-democratic leader Putin, who intimidates and silences domestic opposition, is now planning on selling Iran more missiles and helping the mad Mullahs there build another nuclear reactor. Putin courts every opportunity to show the world he is a strong man. He has not killed millions like Stalin . . . yet.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Twelve years ago, almost to the minute, innocent people in the United States were wantonly murdered by nihilists masquerading under the banner of Islam. Americans went to sleep on September Tenth to a world at peace and awoke the next day to find ourselves dragged into a seemingly endless war, not of our choice or of our making but forced upon us. We can never forget, we must never forget, and we will never forget that there are those who despise our liberty and seek to destroy us for it. We must always stand on guard for freedom. May God bless America.
Barack Hussein Obama spoke last night to the nation and the world. The President, who has never seemed enthusiastic about attacking Syria, expressed a willingness to give diplomacy more time to work. Let us hope that avoiding a small conflict now does not lead to a larger war later.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I watched Charlie Rose's interview of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. The most salient point the tyrant made was that if Barack Hussein Obama orders an attack on Syrian government forces, he will be siding with al-Qaeda against a "secular" regime. Assad is right that if American forces attack, they will be doing the bidding of Sunni Wahhabists, including al-Qaeda and their sympathizers. Assad is no gentle democrat but his forces were (as others have pointed out) winning at the time the (alleged) chemical attack occurred, making it at least possible that rebel forces might have launched the sarin gas attack themselves in the hope of drawing in Western forces to battle Assad on their behalf. If America launches a punitive strike with the Russian proposal to have the Assad regime's chemical weapons placed under international control on the table, Obama will have played into al-Qaeda's hands.
Monday, September 9, 2013
If Barack Hussein Obama is intent on giving up his long-held anti-imperial and anti-colonial posturing and embarking on a foreign adventure in Syria, he should study how Great Britain threw her weight around when the sun never set on her empire. The British exercised unmitigated cruelty at home and abroad, using both corporal and capital punishment with stunning regularity, holding their rule by spreading fear, and by projecting force to the distant corners of the earth with the leading navy of the world to that time. I have my doubts that Obama has the stomach for imposing his will through Draconian means, and I know Obama has decimated the US military, including of course, the Navy. If Obama wants to flex American muscle in Syria, he should look to Rome versus Carthage, and how the Romans subjected their foes to utter destruction, or to the abject subjugation of conquered peoples by England when she held her empire and do a gut check to see if he has what it takes to play in the conquerors' league.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Hasty action in the Middle East has lasting (and often unintended) consequences. If we proceed down the war path, we may leave Syria in the hands of al-Qaeda sympathizers and make the situation there literally unlivable for that nation's Christian minority. If America pauses now to fully pin the blame on those culpable in the apparent chemical weapons attack, US intelligence agencies and military advisers working in Turkey or Jordan under their auspices can develop, form, and train a true free Syrian militia to ensure that those who will replace Assad share the democratic principles that we hope take hold across the Arab World.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Barack Hussein Obama is evidently planning a more vigorous campaign against the Assad regime in Syria than most initially surmised the United States would. The American public however seems almost uniformly against US military involvement in this enterprise and in spite of a concerted effort by leaders of both the Democrat and Republican parties to overcome public resistance, the opposition to military intervention seems to be stiffening. The force of public opinion is galvanized against the United States entering another Mid East war.
Friday, September 6, 2013
ABC's Good Morning America once again displayed their obsession with George Zimmerman by devoting a segment to Zimmerman's wife filing for divorce. With such an issue of moment as taking the nation to war in Syria, what is the significance of a young couple ending their marriage? I would rather have had that airtime spent exploring the connections between the rebels Barack Hussein Obama wants to help in Syria to al-Qaeda than hear more about the dissolution of the Zimmerman's marital bliss.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
With numerous threats against his life in the wake of his acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, ABC News made sure that those who would do neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman harm know where he is, what he is driving, and how he now looks all because he was caught doing what millions of Americans do every day- driving above the speed limit. I do not understand what is news-worthy about a motorist being issued a traffic citation except that now those who seek vengeance for Trayvon will be able to find Zimmerman more easily.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
According to The Jerusalem Post, Saudi Arabia is generously donating two hundred million dollars to prevent the Jews "judaizing" the country that they have claimed as their homeland since the time of King David. The Saudis are nothing if not brilliant in their mendacity, funding opposition to domestic oil production and fracking in the United States, thereby increasing dependence on them, paying for the construction of Wahhabi mosques around the world with the most intolerant and violent brand of Islam taught within, and being the primary source of funding for al-Qaeda with all the nihilistic rage that organization has wrought on the world. Read more about Saudi trouble making in this Ariel Ben Solomon article here: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Saudi-Arabia-donating-200-million-for-Palestinian-cities-prevent-Judaization-325203
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Early in the Syria conflict, the type of "limited" US intervention being proposed now might have made a substantive difference. Now, such American involvement will not alter the course of the conflict, and during the course of the Syrian fighting, both sides have revealed themselves to be absolutely bestial. The Assadist forces have at the very least deliberately bombed and shelled civilians, while the so-called "free forces" had a commander take video of himself literally eating the heart of regime soldier. The United States must abhor the recent Sarin gas attack, but can not side with al-Qaeda sympathizers and terrorists simply because they are fighting Assad.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Israel has not loudly urged the United States to attack Syria. Turkey has sought more robust international intervention against Assad, but the most vigorous proponents of America taking sides against Assad have been the Sunni Arab states, particularly Saudi Arabia. In opposing an Alawite regime with abundant Shia backing from Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah, the Sunnis are revealing their true face that is more intolerant of other brands of Islam than anything else. The United States should not be goaded into a war against America's self-interests to settle internal Muslim scores or even end internecine violence between the two equally culpable parties in Syria's relentless bloodletting.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
I am not certain whether the Assad regime or the administration of Barack Hussein Obama is more fortunate that the United States has postponed military action until Congress is consulted. The limited aim of Obama's planned strike, which evidently was to bombard Syria from afar with cruise missiles, but "no boots on the ground", actually betrayed a lack of determination on Obama's part to do enough to change the strategic equation on the ground in Syria. In all likelihood, Assad would personally survive action wherein America holds back so much power and in so doing, be able to claim victory over Obama because in the perspective of Middle Eastern perception such a David against Goliath fight as the last superpower versus a tiny tyrannical regime that has already fought its way off the ropes, the mere survival of Assad's ruling cadre after an American attack will be seen to have been Assad vanquishing a weakened United States. The "limited" nature of Obama's planned military involvement may mean that no action at all is better than half measures. It might be better to have Congress hold Obama back than leave America's enemies with the notion that America is now only a paper tiger.