Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Barack Hussein Obama is standing shoulder to shoulder with the mad mullahs who hold Iran hostage in the fight against the Islamic State. These are the same mullahs who orchestrated the barracks bombing of US Marines at the Beirut airport. These are the same Shiite fanatics who have blessed and/or led more terror attacks against Americans and Jews than anyone else. Yet, Obama is grooming the tyrannical theocrats to be a new US ally at the same time America is distancing herself from Israel. This turn of events will not advance peace, but ease Iran's path to possess nuclear weapons and to dominate the Middle East. Israel is being backed into a corner wherein the Jewish State must act unilaterally to preempt nuclear destruction by Iran.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Barack Hussein Obama is determined to complete an agreement with Iran. Iran is demanding concessions and the US President is prepared to grant them. Obama has so much vested in the deal that he cares more about securing it than the details that will actually facilitate Iran arming up with nukes. Iran has the upper hand in the talks because Obama believes he can not afford to walk away from the table. The mad mullahs have a win and those who love freedom or who actually want a peace that can be kept are about to suffer an awful loss. Obama is actually making regional and world war much more likely and rewarding the theocrat oppressors who are the leading exporters of terror for their intransigence and brutality.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Barack Hussein Obama is empowering the Shiite theocracy that enslaves the people of Iran to dominate the Middle East. The Green Revolution was an attempt by the majority of Iranians to throw off the leadership of the mad mullahs. This fight for freedom preceded the so-called "Arab Spring". Barack Hussein Obama, who supported the Arab Spring, failed to back the freedom-loving Iranians who took to the streets risking and too often losing their lives in that Green Revolution. Obama is about to be party to a deal to permit the mullahs to produce their nuclear arsenal in a little more than a decade with America's blessing, or rather Obama's blessing in America's name, as Americans with any sense and/or any memory of the hostage crisis are opposed to Obama's appeasement of the world's worst sponsor of terror. The Sunni states of the Arab world and Israel are terrified by this turn of events that will allow End Time religious fanatics to possess the most dangerous weapons known to mankind. Obama is unconcerned though and believes that this bargain with Iran will cement his legacy as a "peacemaker".
Saturday, March 28, 2015
One hundred and forty-nine innocent souls perished. They are going to be quickly forgotten by everyone in the world except for their relatives and close acquaintances. One devil in human form is being mentioned on every newscast. Andreas Lubitz will forever live in ignominy. Lubitz has consigned himself to fire. His legacy will not quickly fade. Lubitz will linger like Charles Manson, in our collective memory for a self-destructive act of barbarity.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Light-brain Nevada Democrat Harry Reid will not seek reelection to the United States Senate. Reid has been a crucial ally of Barack Hussein Obama in Obama's "fundamental transformation" of America. I am not sorry to see Reid go. The damage Reid, Obama, and Obama's other henchmen have done to this country is immeasurable. It will take generations to reverse, if it ever can be reversed. Reid should go down as the worst ever leader of the US Senate. Good riddance Harry!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Germanwings passenger jet was apparently deliberately brought down by the copilot. Andreas Lubitz evidently locked the pilot out of the cockpit. Lubitz then allegedly steered the plane right into the mountains. This tragedy was no accident at all. It was a barbaric act of mass murder and a suicide. Commercial aircraft are only as safe as the people piloting them.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
There has been some blowback about yesterday's column about the German airliner that crashed. I know commercial aircraft have safety technology and built in redundancy that make them safer. Yet, jets still crash. I heard in the last twelve months, more than one thousand travelers have died or disappeared in commercial airline crashes and a vanishing. Someone said if I never leave the house, chances are I will be fairly secure. I guess that is true until the food runs out and I starve to death. I know no human endeavor is free of risk and am aware that there are things beyond these four walls worth seeing.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I have always read that taking a commercial flight is statistically much safer than driving. I think that when I am driving, I have a greater degree of control than when I leave my destiny in the hands of an airline pilot. I know millions of airplane passengers reach their destinations safely. I am aware millions of miles are flown without incident. Two of my uncles died in airplanes. My father narrowly avoided boarding a commercial flight that crashed. He kept the unused ticket the rest of his life. Today, a German passenger jet went down. Apparently, one hundred and fifty people were aboard. The plane disappeared in the Alps. It is presumed all souls were lost. This tragedy is yet another reason I will fly only when absolutely necessary.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz declared his intention today to seek the Presidency of the United States. Cruz is a logical inheritor of the legacy of Ronald Wilson Reagan. This is not to say Cruz is the only candidate who could carry the mantle of Reagan. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is equally conservative. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is also on the right but more libertarian than the aforementioned candidates and America's fortieth President. Any of these candidates would be better for the country than anyone the Democrats might offer or moderate Republican Jeb Bush.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Under the rationale of taking Netanyahu to task, Barack Hussein Obama is undercutting the very existence of the Jewish State. Israel has been America's only consistent, reliable ally in the Middle East. Netanyahu's campaign for reelection was marked by realistic rhetoric that reflected the changing realities on the ground in and around Israel. The factors which have changed include a unity government between supposed peacemaker Abbas and the genocidal terror organization Hamas which continues to insist that the Jews must be obliterated, the rising threat of Iran in both Lebanon and Syria, both through Iran's Hezbollah proxy and Iranian Revolutionary Guards themselves who are now deployed on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, and the rise of the Islamic State with no limits on brutality and depravity edging ever closer to Israel. What Netanyahu said in his campaign was based on the situation on the ground as it actually exists. What Obama seeks is a fantasy. Israel can not make peace with murderers who seek to expel or kill the Jews of the Middle East.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
People immediately jumped to the conclusion that the New Orleans airport attack might have had a connection to jihad. That angle certainly needs to be investigated, but I doubt the attacker was motivated by misplaced religious fervor. It is more likely that Richard White had some sort of mental condition. Would a hardened terrorist attack his target with bug spray? A jihadist would probably first use his vehicle as a weapon. A terrorist would probably have the aptitude to construct or attempt to make an improvised explosive device to use in the attack. There will likely be no doubt that Islamist ideology is behind a much bloodier outcome when authentic jihadists launch their next attacks against the American homeland.
Friday, March 20, 2015
No deal is better than a bad deal. In the context of the current negotiations with Iran, any agreement that would continue to allow Iran to make progress toward a nuclear weapon must be rejected. If Iran continues to be ruled by End Time religious fanatics, that maniacal regime can never be allowed to possess the type of arsenal they could use to extort or destroy neighbors. Also remember that Iran has not rescinded their call to wipe the "Zionist Entity" off the map. That declared intention to wipe another nation off the face of the earth is not rhetoric but the aim of Iran since Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah. If the mad mullahs make their atomic weapon, they will surely attempt to obliterate Tel Aviv and kill millions. That is why negotiation that does not stop Iran from completing their nuclear enterprise will inevitably bring about a war the likes of which the world has not witnessed since 1945.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tunisia is not blessed with vast oil reserves, like Saudi Arabia or Libya. Tunisia's economy is much more dependent on tourism than the oil-rich states. When Islamists attack an internationally-renowned tourist destination, they are damaging Tunisia far more than the physical destruction they inflict. The Islamic State has "taken credit" for the massacre. What these terrorists have achieved is scaring off thousands of foreign visitors whose spending sustains much of the commerce of Tunisia. These thugs acting under the color of Islam have hurt the many believing Muslims whose incomes are contingent on serving foreign visitors to Tunisia.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu did not merely overcome long odds to defeat his political opponents. The Israeli Prime Minister did not just beat local rivals. Netanyahu thrashed Barack Hussein Obama's political operatives who had been deployed for the specific purpose of unseating Netanyahu from his premiership. Bibi bested Obama. Netanyahu triumphed over the international Left. He triumphed over the the world media that is Leftist and had aligned against him. Bibi vanquished the Left in the Israeli press that had sought to besmirch him and his family in their effort to destroy his political viability. Congratulations to Benjamin Netanyahu and more to the people of Israel who had the good sense to reelect him.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
What kind of woman would leave the West to join the bloody-handed terrorists of the Islamic State? Who would trade relative peace and prosperity to murder and risk being killed for fanaticism? The woman who leaves the comfort and safety of London for Latakia lacks sense, sanity, or both. The Islamic State does not treat the distaff sex equally or fairly. The men of the Islamic State are every bit as misogynistic as the Taliban. Western females who have any romantic notion about these jihadist thugs are engaging in a pitiful act of self-deception.
Monday, March 16, 2015
I am no Al McGuire. I know less about basketball than I do geopolitics. I do not believe that I watched a college game from start to finish all season. I am well aware though that the basketball team from the University of Kentucky completed the regular season undefeated. The Wildcats did not suffer a blemish in the Southeastern Conference tournament in my hometown of Nashville either. There are plenty of teams that could defeat the UK team. They are in the National Basketball Association. In a given game, any team can lose, but for the sake of my father-in-law who graduated from the pharmacy school there, I certainly hope the Wildcats from Lexington win the whole ball of wax this year.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Two churches were attacked today by human bombs acting in the name of Islam in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Fourteen worshipers were murdered and more than seventy others wounded. Sadly, this is no isolated incident. Recently, twenty-one Christians from Egypt had their heads chopped off on a Libyan beach by fanatic Islamists. A Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, who is an American citizen, is imprisoned in Iran because of his faith. In the Arab, and more broadly, the Muslim world, it is becoming increasingly dangerous to practice Christianity. Leaders of Western nations, nominally Christian countries, have said little in support of the besieged Christians of the Middle East, and done even less. Barack Hussein Obama has done next to nothing to protect the Christians of the Middle East and Muslim-majority countries, as more are persecuted and even martyred in Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Our nation is for sale. Crony capitalists are making offers. K Street lobbyists are making their pitch. Foreigners giving millions to the Clinton Foundation think they will receive something for that money. Money is buying access, favor, and favors in Washington. Influence peddling may be criminal, but there are politicians getting by (or even getting rich) with it. Free enterprise is the greatest way to create and spread prosperity ever devised, but crony capitalism that benefits the few at the expense of the many is not free enterprise. Too many in the political class are involved in rent-seeking. Too many palms are being greased. Our political class have enriched their bundlers mightily while most Americans languish in hard economic times.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Republican leaders who support amnesty for illegal aliens are consigning their own party to the ash heap of history. When millions of Latin Americans and Mexicans who have snuck into the US are granted citizenship and voting rights, they will vote for the political party that gives them the most. That party of benefits and entitlements is not and will never be the GOP. These "new Americans" will always vote Democrat because Democrats will always feather the nests of the dole dweller class more than Republicans will. That bidding war over who will give away the most tax-confiscated largesse will always be won by the sitting President's party. Republicans will always be pikers in the giveaway game; therefore, the GOP will never win the majority of votes from the gatecrashers who have come here to take advantage of our welfare and benefit system.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Barack Hussein Obama ran for President as a "post-racial" candidate. In the event of his winning the nation's highest office, Obama has too often governed by deliberately pitting blacks against the police and even against whites ever since the Henry Louis "Skip" Gates incident in 2009 in which Obama declared that the police "acted stupidly". Obama chimed in about Trayvon Martin that, "if I (Obama) had a son, he'd look like Trayvon". I wonder if this imaginary son would also attack a neighborhood watchman, pummelling him so much that the sentinel feared for his life and had to fire his pistol in self-defense. There are certainly white racists, as was evinced recently at the University of Oklahoma, but there are blacks too who prejudge based on color. People should never be judged based on their skin color and political opportunists should not be allowed to profit by polarizing the races.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Rush Limbaugh was bloviating today that the "millennial" generation is not nearly as talented in the US than their contemporaries abroad. A study Limbaugh cited had America's youth ranked at or near the bottom of the world in every category examined. There have always been ordinary Americans. There have always been extraordinary Americans. Let us hope Limbaugh and the study he cites are wrong. Some want to fearmonger or exaggerate America's decline. For the sake of the future for the United States and the world, let us hope that the millennials, like every past generation has capable people able to move us toward a bright future.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The miniscule percentage of the world that is comprised of some right-wing Zionists still support Benjamin Netanyahu. The rest of the world wants Netanyahu gone as the leader of Israel. That is because the vast majority do not want a strong Israel. The hundred million or more Jew-haters of the world want no Jewish State at all. Many people detest Netanyahu because he stands for and defends the existence of an Israel strong enough to defend itself and with some power to protect Jews outside the secure boundaries of an independent Jewish State. To those who hate Jews, anything that weakens Israel is a good thing. The Jewish State electing a leader who would compromise on Jewish claims to Jerusalem would delight Muslims and make it that much easier for the Islamists of the world to realize their dream of liquidating the Jewish State.
Monday, March 9, 2015
If you happen to be a member of one of the three political dynasties that America currently has, you could probably kill someone and escape justice. The Republican family seemingly above reproach from our courts is Bush. Clan Kennedy is there for the Democrats, but the Kennedys may have been matched by the Teflon Clintons. I am less than impressed with any of these political powerhouse families. I would not vote for any of them. It is incredibly sad that the next US Presidential plebiscite might be the horrible Hillary against the jester Jeb. If they are the nominees, millions of potential voters will stay home on election day.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
I have just finished going through my inbox. I was deleting some of the detritus of the political campaign. I opened a bunch of solicitations to contribute to Republicans. Just about all of them contained promises of how the GOP was going to overturn Obamacare when they won. The Republican candidates talked a great game on how they were going to block amnesty too. So, how are these Republicans who literally took the money (contributions) and ran doing on fulfilling their commitments to their donors? I say they are batting .000, which is why I did not give these liars a penny.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the best President of my lifetime, yet he lost the 1976 GOP nomination to the hapless Gerald Ford, who was subsequently defeated by the atrocious Jimmy Carter. George Bush, the father, enjoyed a ninety-plus percent approval rating after evicting Saddam Hussein from Kuwait, but lost his chance for a second term to "Slick Willie" Clinton. Hillary Clinton was thought to be a shoo-in for the 2008 Democratic nomination, but the process gave us one Barack Hussein Obama in her stead. There are great legislators who somehow lose to cretins. Allen West being unseated in the US House is one such example and Rick Santorum being ousted in the US Senate is another. Some candidates are unelectable. No candidate is unbeatable. Voters can be manipulated and elections are not always on the up and up. Hillary Clinton may never be President. Do not feel secure though that she can not win.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Hillary Clinton is thought by some to be unbeatable as a candidate for the next President of the United States. Of course, prior to her defeat for the Democrat nomination in 2008, Hillary was presented as "the inevitable President". Hillary is actually shedding some momentum now as her use of private email while she was US Secretary of State becomes a scandal. Ms. Clinton is actually very beatable. I am not even sure Hillary will secure the Democrat nomination for the Presidency. Cory Booker could be the next telegenic, articulate, younger, more magnetic choice to block her hopes for nomination. If Hillary does manage to gain the Democrat nomination, there are several Republicans, most notably Rand Paul, who can beat her for the Presidency.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The national Democrat leadership wants to quick march America down the road to socialism. The Republican elite are happy to slow walk the country down the same path. Either way the destination is far from the place our Founding Fathers wanted for our nation. Progressives completely comprise Democrat leadership at the national level. Show me a conservative Democrat. Is there a single moderate Democrat now in the upper echelons of the Democrat Party? The Republican Party still has conservatives among the ranks, but the GOP elite now are infested with progressive ideology. Boehner and McConnell are to the left of where Democrat icon JFK was on many issues. It is time either for conservatives to retake control of the GOP or for there to be an authentic conservative party that rises to save the nation.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Some so-called "scientists" were recently trying to sell us on the notion that man was causing the earth to warm. Now, these same opportunists are claiming our miserably icy and snowy winter is in fact an extreme condition caused by man as well. Are these not mutually exclusive positions? How can man be causing the globe to cool and warm at the same time? I have a different notion about the weather conditions that America is experiencing. I call these conditions "winter".
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The last leader that the world is able to depend on to resist Islamism spoke to the United States Congress today. A number of petulant fools who belong to the Democrat Party boycotted the speech. Benjamin Netanyahu is a stalwart defender of the State of Israel. Israel is charged with defending Jewry, as Jews more than any other identifiable group have been subjected to murder, rape, pillage, and even attempted genocide. The Jewish State is also far in a way the most reliable ally America has in the Middle East. Netanyahu has warned America and the world of the singular danger that a nuclear-armed Iran would be. It is not merely Israel that would be under threat, but the Sunni states of the Middle East, parts of Europe, and with the rise of Tehran's missile arsenal, even the United States itself. Netanyahu was not talking exclusively about how Iran is menacing the Jewish State, but more broadly talking about the threat that a regime led by religious fanatics armed with atomic-tipped intercontinental missiles holds in store for the whole world.
Monday, March 2, 2015
An obligation has called me away from where I most want to be. My situation is not like being drafted into an army. It is not like being deployed out of the country. I am, however, forced to be over one hundred and eighty miles from my month old baby and my beloved and devoted wife. I am not able to see our child grow. I hear the baby's neck muscles are strengthening but I am not there to see it. I hope I am back by the time the infant starts to crawl. I love them my wife and baby so very much. I miss them more than words can describe.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Do you remember when George W. Bush was President, how so-called "civil libertarians" raised a fuss about government agents proverbially looking over our shoulders in public libraries? Do you recall how in the wake of September 11, 2001, supposed voices of conscience on the Left like the American Civil Liberties Union were warning of the potential for the rise of a Big Brother-type surveillance state? Now, in the United States, we are spied on more than ever by government, but these civil libertarians are nowhere near as robust in their criticism of Barack Hussein Obama as they were toward Bush because they see Obama as a fellow traveler. It is alright by them if an ideological soulmate expands the surveillance net cast by government because in the eyes of the Left that authority over the citizenry is only dangerous in the hands of right-wingers. When politicians of any stripe and the army of bureaucrats who put their policies into action gain or grant themselves more power, they are loath to ever relinquish it. When Republicans implement an expansion of authority, Democrats are likely to grouse about it to win votes, but will almost never give back the expanded power the GOP initiated. Conversely, when Democrats grow the prerogatives of government, Republicans may talk a good game about reversing what the Democrats have done, they rarely roll back Democrat initiatives when next they achieve governing majorities, and bureaucrats never want less, but always want more regulations, to enhance their own control over the populace. That is why it seems that government interference in are lives only and always grows deeper.