Saturday, November 30, 2013

Some Thanksgiving Misgivings

I have always thought the United States was Providential in conception and creation and until recently, that we had largely lived up to our mission of being the repository of human freedom for mankind. When I hear of broad programs to electronically eavesdrop on everyone who sends email, surfs the web, or makes a phone call, I have had to question that judgement. I fear America has become a surveillance state that uses drones that have killed many innocents (along with the guilty) in far flung corners of the world. My country would no longer be recognizable to those who founded the US to be both bastion for and beacon of liberty.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Marking the Markets

We are all delighted that US stock markets are at all-time highs and that our 401ks are growing, but is the dollar worth anywhere near what it was when Bill Clinton was President? I would contend that the 85 billion dollar a month pump by the Federal Reserve has helped the markets surge, but also, inflated our currency to levels not seen since just before the 1929 Crash. At some point, the bubble will burst and those paper gains we are all enjoying today will be gone like the wind.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

With Much Gratitude

I am thankful that the United States Constitution will limit the blunderer in chief to two terms. I fear the damage done in Barack Hussein Obama's eight years of misrule may not be reversed in my lifetime. Nonetheless, I will thank the Lord today for being born into a nation that consecrates freedom, and I thank our armed forces for continuing to protect our liberty today as it has since American independence was purchased with the blood of their Revolutionary War predecessors.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Loyal Opposition

Do the DC Republicans not see that by rubber stamping amnesty for illegal aliens, they will be ensuring defeat for GOP candidates in a state that up to this point has been securely Republican- that being Texas- and handing competitive states like Arizona and New Mexico to Democrats for generations to come? Do they not realize that if a particular initiative benefits Barack Hussein Obama politically, it is by necessity bad for the Republican Party? Why are Washington Republicans bent on creating a Balkanization of America by turning us into a polyglot land of illiterate or semi-literate non-English speaking sneak-ins who could not make a success in their own countries and who will come here taking ever more scarce jobs, grabbing benefits, and driving down wages?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

America Is Redefined

Barack Hussein Obama has succeeded in transforming the United States of America. Obama has destroyed the value of our currency. Obama has throttled initiative with higher taxes and a massive regulatory regime, and he has created more dole dwellers than any previous US President. Obama crafted and maintains unemployment numbers that are a fiction, first to gain reelection, and then to burnish his reputation, but around one hundred million Americans who are of working age have never been able to find work or have exhausted unemployment benefits and no longer even seek gainful employment. A true unemployment measure would be much higher than what Team Obama claims. Obama is in the process of abdicating sovereignty with his open borders amnesty under the guise of "comprehensive immigration reform", and the Republican establishment is prepared to let him. Now as twenty-four million Americans are having their individual medical insurance plans cancelled because of Obama Care, eighty million more will lose the coverage they formerly received from their employers. The details of this looming medical insurance horror are detailed by Jim Angle here:

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Proper Course

With Iran rapidly making strides to be able to fulfill the threat, is Israel able to take a wait and see approach toward a nation that has publicly pledged since the late Ayatollah Khomeini came to power to destroy the Zionist entity? I would contend the Jewish State does not have the luxury a larger, more powerful country would in dealing with the threat of possible nuclear attack. Iran is not a normal adversary either. North Korea, under an evil but sane leader, stages a nuclear test but does not nuke Seoul. The 12th Imam worshipping End Time religious fanatics running Iran are content to test their super weapon on Tel Aviv and the largest concentration of Jews in the world that happen to live there. As world powers and the Obama administration reach their "historic agreement" with Iran, Israel's hand is forced. Ironically, the push to avoid having to confront Iran by the Western Powers means that the Jewish State will almost certainly have to launch a unilateral preemptive strike, which will, at the least, throw the Middle East into a regional war, and could be the spark for a third world war.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Sellout Complete

Iran is led by End Time Shiite clerics. The new President of the Islamic Republic, Hassan Rouhani, is being called a "moderate" by most of the media as the Obama regime and those other nations unwilling to confront the evil of looming Iranian atomic weapons make a devil's compromise on Iran's diabolical machinations. Often, in the same reports, Israel's Benyamin Netanyahu, who recognizes that the ongoing appeasement of Iran is a mortal threat to the Jewish State, is characterized as the "hard-line Prime Minister". In this world turned upside down, the religious fanatic who hangs homosexuals in the public square is the moderate, and the world's leading opponent of Islamist terror is the hard-liner. Iran, the leading sponsor of terrorism for the last generation and a nation racing to obliterate the so-called "Zionist entity" with the nuclear weapons now under development is the blessed peacemaker, and their target, the tiny nation of the Jews, is the world's bete noire. Thus endeth sanity in the world today.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Nothing But Hope

Barack Hussein Obama's regime has demonstrated that they could not manage the roll out of the Obama Care website. What could possibly give anyone any confidence that they could administer the healthcare of more than three hundred million Americans? This incompetence would be funny if the stakes were not so high.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Greatest Deliberative Body?

Until yesterday, the United States Senate was considered to be the "greatest deliberative body" in the world. The Senate was intended to be and was acting as a moderating force. The Democrat majority in the Senate decided to dispense with that by raising the standard for filibuster yesterday in all nominations except those to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate Democrats by exercising the so-called "nuclear option" in one fell swoop made the Senate into nothing more than an appendage of a looming Obama dictatorship.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hurting the Multitude This stunning article reveals that when the other shoe drops and the implementation of Obama Care is forced on small businesses, fifty to one hundred million more Americans will lose their medical insurance coverage. The goal of the Affordable Care Act was supposed to be to insure the thirty to forty-five million Americans who did not have health insurance before Obama Care's passage. In the event, fifteen to thirty million Americans were not going to be covered even after the law, twenty-four million or more Americans who held private coverage before Obama Care were going to forfeit what are now being called "substandard plans" by Team Obama (in spite of the fact, Obama promised numerous times before Obama Care was passed, that if we liked our plans, we could "keep them"), and now, it is certain, if the law is maintained, that as much as a third of the nation's population will forfeit their plans that have been provided through their workplace. So, vastly more Americans will lose their coverage than ever were uninsured before Obama Care was forced down our throats.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

No Silent Witness

With Syria in a self-destructive death spiral and with violence mounting in Libya, the world focuses their ire on Jews trying to build in the ancient capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem. International leaders agree that the City of David does not belong to the inheritors of his legacy. At the same time as "settlement" rather than genocidal sentiment among the Palestinians is called the cause of the conflict, Iran grows ever closer to their goal of implementing a nuclear holocaust against the Jewish State. The United States consistently gave Israel security assurances, but it is becoming increasingly evident that Barack Hussein Obama favors rapprochement with Tehran more than he values the continuing existence of a Jewish State. Jews who supported Obama need to shout now that Israel is America's only friend in the Middle East and that the President they helped put in office must honor US commitments to keep Israel secure as a Jewish State with Jerusalem never divided again.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Leftist Putsch

In Wisconsin, supporters of Republican Governor Scott Walker are now subject to intimidation through investigation by Democrat apparatchiks in public prosecutor offices. This hounding comes after the IRS was used to push down TEA Party participation in the election cycle leading to Barack Hussein Obama's second term. I have no idea how courts populated with Leftist judges will ultimately rule on this proverbial butcher with his thumb on the meat scale, but know they should put a stop to this disruption of fair voting processes if there is any fidelity to the original intent of the US Constitution left in our judiciary.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Nature's Destructive Wrath

The Philippines (a few days back) and now the US Midwest felt the fury of storms. These acts of nature were in no way caused by man. They are simply natural events that people should prepare for as best they can, and after the storms, unify and rally to spark recovery. Reputable charities are already in place that help deliver aid. People in a position to help should extend a hand today, because they may be beset with similar natural catastrophe tomorrow.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Losing Sane Restraint

A small town in New York became the scene of drunken, destructive, injurious rioting inflicted on the community to celebrate a victory in a minor college football game. Law enforcement from across the state had to be deployed to calm the hooliganism. This collective misbehavior is sadly no anomaly. Urban youth across America have videoed themselves assaulting strangers in the so-called "knockout game". Some of those innocent victims have died from the punches. Urban predators have turned formerly innocent "flash mobs" that used to involve a seemingly spontaneous song or dance routine into orchestrated group theft in convenience stores and even larger retailers. We were once a country that held law and order in high esteem. Now chaos and anarchy seem to have seized the day.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Leftists Enjoy Immunity

No matter how personally despicable the conduct of a famous liberal is, that leftist will always have apologists, so long as he supports abortion or gives proverbial "lip service" to supporting the struggle for "gay rights". Bill Clinton's personal conduct with women was shameful, but as long as he kept the abortion mills up and running, he was A OK with the feminists. Alec Baldwin has used slurs against gays and minorities but remains in the good grace of his left-wing audience. Barney Frank and Gerry Studds gained popularity with the Democrat base after conduct that would have been held reprehensible by GOP voters. If a married Republican in a position of authority had an affair with a much younger intern, do you think he would have been permitted to retain his power?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Blessing of Dean

I thought my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee had a lousy mayor in Karl Dean. He suddenly does not look quite as bad, if only in comparison to the buffoon afflicting Toronto. Dean still can not keep his hands off taxpayer wallets, spending on grandiose and unneeded projects, but at least his hand is not on a crack pipe. Then again, I may have just offered "faint praise indeed" for Music City's self-identifying "progressive" leader.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our Porous Border

I am so tired of the establishment members of the so-called "conservative" party pushing for an amnesty by another name. Do they not realize one of the first casualties will be the end of the Republican Party itself because those they are putting on the path to citizenship and their citizen offspring will vote for Democrats over the GOP by huge margins? More important, by abdicating sovereignty, America will be abandoning the rule of law and stepping irrevocably away from the nation our Founding Fathers envisioned. You will allow gatecrashers to enjoy privileges that will make those who followed the law to enter the country in the right way real suckers, and you will encourage an endless flow of others entering illegally because they know at some point our craven politicians will relent and legalize them as well.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Israel's Existential Peril

The government of Israel is kowtowing to the world and crushing expansion of so-called "settlements". In so doing, Netanyahu is assuring that parts of the Biblical heartland of the Jewish people remain Judenfrei, which is a Nazi concept. The Jewish government is abandoning legitimate legal claims to lands that belonged to Jews as far back as three thousand years in the faint hope that the world will still take substantive action to thwart the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear enterprise. The rest of the world including America has already lost the will to delay Iran. Israel might as well expand their presence in Judea and Samaria because once again, Jews can only rely on themselves to prevent genocide.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

An Early Snow

Much of the Lower Forty-Eight seems to be the deep freeze today. Snow has fallen in areas that typically do not see it so early. When I went out to start the car this morning, I fervently wished for some of that global warming Al Gore has been pitching, but sadly, shivering away, I could not find any.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saluting Their Sacrifice

Those American who have served in the US military have often put life and limb at risk, too often shed blood for freedom, and at the very least been separated from home and family to defend nation and liberty. On Veteran's Day, our country with enshrined liberties their service preserved, salutes them. Without our veterans, if America continued to exist at all, we would certainly be a very different United States. Thank you veterans!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

By the Numbers

If there were forty-five million Americans uninsured before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and twelve to sixteen million are anticipated to remain uninsured in the Obama administration's best case scenario, there are deficiencies to go around even without the so-called technical "glitches" and security lapses that leave those who apply for coverage vulnerable to identity theft. Now, Kevin G. Hall and Anita Kumar of the McClatchy Washington Bureau have revealed that from 2010 on, Barack Hussein Obama was advised that as many as fifty-two million Americans who already had medical insurance would lose their existing coverage, yet Obama kept promising that if we "liked our doctor" and "liked our coverage" we could "keep it". Read by Hall and Kumar here and see if you think the President ever intended to keep that promise or was simply lying his way to victory in the 2012 election.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Burnt Pizza

Most Americans enjoy pizza. If a pizzeria leaves your pizza in the oven too long and your crust is burnt black, a good pizzeria will offer to remake your pizza, prepare your other menu items in its place, and/or refund your money if you paid in advance or comp you a whole meal. On a subject far more crucial than pizza, Barack Hussein Obama intends to force you to eat the pizza with the carbonized crust. In fact, as regards the Affordable Care Act, Obama is determined to make ordinary Americans not in his favored castes of Congress and their staffs or protected unions devour a steaming pile of something else. Remember before you taste that first bite, the President is not a king and your master and that you are free citizens not subjects.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Watching Iran Triumph

I am observing the disgusting spectacle of the world appeasing the Islamic Republic of Iran. Do our "leaders" not remember the lessons of World War II? Do they not remember that they have been manipulated in negotiations with Pyongyang to the benefit of North Korea? Iran lacks reasonable leaders but Tehran is rational enough to let the West grant concessions that Iran does not have to reciprocate with any actions that would impede their ultimate plan to liquidate the Jewish State of Israel.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Obama's Managed Decline

I believe Barack Hussein Obama is not suffering any misapprehension about the way successful business works. Obama knows precisely what it takes for businesses to prosper and is determined to impede those enterprises that are not run by his cronies. I long ago said Obama would become America's Shiva and contend that what we see now with the Affordable Care Act is just a means to push us towards single payer. Obama is crushing the American coal industry. Obama is throttling major US banks who were forced under redlining regulations to provide loans to those who were not credit worthy; then, these same banks were asked to absorb "troubled assets" by regulators and political leaders and now they are being fined for doing what the Federal government demanded of them. Why injure shareholders in JP Morgan or Bank of America for actions they were not a party to just when these corporations are almost back on their proverbial feet? Obama has not and can not remedy the plight of the poor, but he can knock those who have earned success down a peg or two. I believe Obama's guiding ethos has been getting even.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Real Voter Suppression

What Barack Hussein Obama's Internal Revenue Service did and may still be doing to TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party groups by delaying their tax free status or denying it based on their viewpoint will continue to have ramifications as we have just seen in the race for Virginia's governor. That and hidden Democrat operatives running a shill Libertarian candidate to draw votes from Republican Ken Cuccinelli from the Right certainly contributed to McAwful's victory. I am glad I do not live in the Old Dominion today.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Waiting for Moderates

The world believes that the new leader of Iran Hassan Rouhani is cut from a different cloth than the former leaders of that Islamic Republic. I spoke with an ordinary Iranian last week who now resides in America, and from her perspective, Rouhani is just as bad as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was. I do not think a leader who wanted accommodation with the West and the United States or was willing to countenance the continuing existence of Israel as a Jewish State could have risen through the ranks of fanatic mullahs to power in a system premised on Shiite fundamentalism. The world can not let their guard down based on words alone and must carefully watch Iranian actions, and I do not think Rouhani has been dissuaded from building an atomic arsenal and fear only Israel has the will to prevent Iran from deploying nuclear weapons.

Monday, November 4, 2013

An Unprecedented Betrayal

Barack Hussein Obama lied when he pitched the Affordable Care Act. If the intentions of Obama Care were to help, who so far sees how it improves their access to quality care? Many though have seen their existing medical insurance policies cancelled and newly available replacement plans costing more with higher deductibles and covering less in areas where it was needed most. No you can not keep your oncologist, sixty year old man with lung cancer, but dread not, you now are paying for and have access to comprehensive maternity care. Obama told us, we could keep our plans and our doctors if we liked them. We can not. Obama sold his signature domestic achievement with baldfaced lies.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nashville Mass Transit

Instead of embarking on a major and costly expansion of mass transit in my hometown of Nashville with the controversial AMP proposal, Nashville should explore why our existing bus services are so underutilized. I am convinced though that our self-identifying "progressive" Mayor Karl Dean is determined to impose his will over sensible opposition, and that the project will go through, to benefit the few at the expense of the many.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Two Term Blunder

Some of Barack Hussein Obama's voters may be coming to the realization that they were flat out lied to by the President and Democrats in Congress in regard to the signal domestic achievement of the Obama administration, the Affordable Care Act. We were told by the President that if we "liked our insurance plan and our doctor, we can keep him" and that the cost of medical insurance would "drop twenty-five hundred dollars for the average family" under the Affordable Care Act. In the event, most Americans with individual health insurance plans are losing their coverage and most Americans will find their medical insurance costs and deductibles rise, not go down. The nation is also witnessing an unprecedented degree of technical incompetence in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which should also be a revelation to those who want to rely on government. In the end though, those who draw more from the Federal government than they have confiscated by way of Federal taxation will still regard Obama as their champion, a two-term wonder.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lamar "Amnesty" Alexander

Lamar Alexander, one of the two establishment Republican US Senators that represent my home state of Tennessee, is running for reelection. An honest, good, and capable man who is an authentic conservative is running against him in the Republican primary. His name is Joe Carr. He believes in our Constitution, supports our gun rights, is not interested in back room deals with Democrats, and will protect our nation's sovereignty. Lamar Alexander and his big business backers want the cheap labor to continue to flow across America's Southern border. They do not care if the border breakers are exploited or that their willingness to work cheap depresses wages. Lamar and his ilk do not represent us but deep pocket corporations and K Street lobbyists. Send Joe Carr to Washington to join Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz to turn the nation back to our Founding virtues.