Iraq and Afghanistan: Are We in It to Win It?
You don’t have to be an infantry General to see all these many years that Iraq and Afghanistan operations have been “clusterf–ks.” We haven’t “won” in Iraq, and we surely have not won, and will not have “won,” in Afghanistan—drones notwithstanding. From the controlled footage that trickled out, we’ve seen combat mainly by “rifle companies.” They’re no longer called that, of course, armed as they | Read More »
Hey, If Obama Can Get Elected . . .
Substance over style. Facts over flim-flam. Gingrich over Romney. The individual has been, and will forever be, elusive: the “perfect candidate.” Virtually all past presidents have checked in with varying pieces of personal “baggage,” some openly, others secretly kept from the national bellhop’s attention. Gingrich is no exception. Still, there’s a growing sense this DC-experienced hand is the sharpest knife in the GOP drawer. In | Read More »
A Gingrich-Obama Debate: A Sight to Behold
Well, sure as rain, the klaxon is blaring among the monolithic left, who, this very hour, are frantically, feverishly sniffing out, hunting up any dirt they can get on Gingrich. And, as will likely happen–and has happened with many past candidate-targets of the left–they will get some political grist (and, for good measure, manufacture other fantasies). All for the intended goal to demonize the guy, | Read More »
Time for an AARP “Membership Check-up”?
HERE WE ARE, well into the 2012 presidential election run-up. And, lo, whom do we find larger than life across the cover of the September|October 2011 issue of AARP the Magazine? First Lady “I’m-ashamed-of my-country” Michelle Obama—fashionably outfitted and coiffed to appeal, I’m guessing, to Middle America in general and to “Retired Persons” in particular. “The First Lady and Jill Biden set out to help | Read More »
Obama At His “limit” on Foes’ Limiting His Limitless Spending
“I’ve reached my limit,” Obama huffed, as he stormed out of a meeting on the “debt ceiling.” He’s reached his limit? Such colossal brass from this neo-Socialist pushing the nation onto the road of economic ruin. If any “limit” has been reached, it is ours, for all of our struggles during our daily lives under his insufferable, failing presidency. He talks about it, but “tax | Read More »
Citizen of the World Obama: Birthplace Waived
It is very much an issue that shills say Obama’s pedigree is a “non-issue.” If he didn’t know then, he surely knows now that millions are just not satisfied. They believe it’s one of many contrivances and political sleights of hand designed to protect this president’s questionable past political and social conduct and to keep selectively secret certain “personal information” his employer (that’s us) may | Read More »
The Droning Obama
IT IS CLEAR this inept president has been advised to deploy drones in Libya. Perhaps some high REMF’s have determined Qaddafi is gaining the upper hand. None of us knows which way it will go, except that we do know it’s going to cost us Americans in many painful ways. But you don’t have to be a Patton (or a Rommel) to see the “public | Read More »
The Political Oilyness of Obama’s Libya Speech
Some campaign-fine, high-minded words, I’ll bet Obama’s betting this March 28, 2011. “But America is still left ‘rudderless’” should be our response to his disingenuous reason-for-being-there speech on Libya. Then, again, even that wouldn’t begin to describe the depth and breadth of the misery Obama ramps up for this nation with each passing day. The Issue is larger than the large Libya Issue. When this | Read More »
It Takes a Good Liberal Tune to Make a Charlie
We are too much with ourselves. We’re fraying at the seams; the world is fraying at the seams. Yet it seems Charlie Sheen is the news of the day. This tells me the American penchant for humor persists, during war and even during bad—really bad—economic times. So, as in Obama, there is in Charlie, much humor to be mined, the Dark kind, but humor nevertheless, | Read More »
Don’t Turn That Dial: Stay Tuned for “Washington Hills 2012”
Let us not say Barack Obama is “un-American,” since the tag leads to byzantine arguments on definition. But with every passing day, this politician of demonstrable Socialist-Marxist persuasion demonstrates in words and in action how antithetical he is to our Capitalist society. How harmful he’s become to our polity, to us ordinary citizens, and to our children. He is that far reaching. In all of | Read More »
The Sixties “Sit-in” Ambiance in Wisconsin Is Also a Tip-off
If nothing else, the union crowd can really put up some fiery political stagecraft worthy of praises from 1915 American Communist “labor organizer” Joe Hill. Indeed, it wouldn’t surprise me to witness on the evening news, the Wisconsin assemblage of these public- and private-sector workers, and bussed-in “supporters,” shoulder to shoulder, emotively singing the 1930 workers’ movement hymnal, “I dreamed I saw Joe Hill Last | Read More »
Wisconsin Political Pie à la Mode
The curdling of representative government is not peculiar to the Dairy State. What we’re witnessing in Wisconsin is symptomatic of the alarming decline in conduct and job performance of the stewards whom we “hire” to work for us at the local, state, and federal levels. Which should beg the question, Who helps create the environment that permits such brazen malfeasance to root and behave like | Read More »
The Shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
Very sad, this tragedy. That it is fast becoming hotly politicized is not unexpected these days. If only it would be otherwise, but there it is. What is becoming most apparent are the leftists among the ranks of politicians, civil servants, media, et al, who’ve shifted into “nexus mode”–feverishly looking for political grist, to find and/or manufacture some connection between this killer and “The Right”; | Read More »
Will There Now Be No Atheists—and No Gays—in the Trenches?
Over forty years ago, a Pacific-WW II Marine, himself gay, once attempted to disabuse a young, pre-Army me of the traditional view of combat Marines. He said, “Listen, buddy boy, I can tell you about the Marines . . .” The subtext was clear and unsettling, although he never elaborated. Historian and WW II Pacific-combat Marine William Manchester recalled in Goodbye, Darkness the Marine caught | Read More »
Arab Allies Fund Terror Groups: On the Slippery Slope of Oil Dependency
So what else is new? The oxymoronic label, “Arab Allies” should more accurately read, “Arab ‘Allies.’” Notwithstanding the reality that Saudi Arabia is no friend and “ally,” America has effectively continued to fund the very enemies who continue to kill our countrymen. The Saudi’s derive a goodly portion of their money from the oil they sell us, money not to supply cooking oil to Mid | Read More »
“Deficit Panel”? What Deficit?
In virtually every facet of presidential stewardship of our republic, Obama continues to shove us headlong into utter failure, driving our republic deeper into an abyss of national calamity. Never in our history have we had a president so antithetical to American values and way of life. Apart from the intractable adherents whose fealty to Obama remains unshakable, can anyone expect our current condition to | Read More »
Airport Pat-downs and Flying Pantry Prohibitions
That saucy Obama. Here, now, is a clear view into our American life under this Socialist-Marxist president and equally spurious administration. No matter the circumstances, the underlying end-goal remains: utter control of our lives. For all these many years, the government has continually moved subtly, openly, and in a myriad of other ways, to achieve effective centralization and authority. But unlike any past president, Obama | Read More »
The Mosque Behind Obama’s Political Mask
Barack Obama’s support of the building of a mosque in lower Manhattan, near Ground Zero, is yet another cogent reason why he and his administration must be removed from office. Let us not say Barack Obama is “unAmerican,” since the appellation can lead to byzantine arguments on definition. But with every passing day, this unabashed, Socialist president clearly demonstrates in words and in action how | Read More »
That’s Right, Comrades: Sarah Louise Palin Just Won’t Go Away
Nothing new in New Hampshire State Representative Timothy Horrigan’s “Death Wish” for Sara Palin. Time and again, I’ve seen it, experienced it. For decades, the left and today’s left-Democrats have always used the “emotive” ploy from their large political playbook. Those among us who are now on to their trickery, notice it on the evening news. We see it made manifest right now, when this | Read More »
The View of Obama Gets Still Clearer
Who sought out whom? The View, Obama? Or Obama, The View? No matter. The hard left, and the innumerable liberal/left organizations and people thereunder, never miss an opportunity to shill for this Socialist President. Like no other American President, Obama purposely avoids news conferences–as if he discovered early on, “I’m the President; I do not have to answer questions or provide explanations for what I | Read More »
Obama: Orbiting Within the Islamic World
NASA as a bridge for “Sharia in Space” to mollify the anti-American Islamic world? There’s no end to it. Obama continues to insult us while he disarms us and disassembles America. Before he’s through, he will have done more than destroy our marvelous space programs. NASA is dead. And with that goes yet another defining character of America into this leftist’s political waste bin: American | Read More »
In the Matters of Kagan and Arizona’s “Immigration” Law
KAGAN It’s not enough that any of us would not “vote” to put Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court bench. We need to tell our representatives not to vote for this ringer-jurist—tell them now, even if we plan to vote that representative out of office this November. Our entire nation, its people, our Judiciary, Legislative, and Executive branches—our very polity, is now under accelerated attack | Read More »
Obama, His Administration, and the Leftist Media: Why Bother to Spy?
Ah, yes, nothing new under the sun about the latest news of Communist spies among us. Communists have been here since the 1920s, when they began infiltrating ever so inexorably into key areas of American society: labor/labor unions of all sizes; all channels of electronic, print, and entertainment communications providing local, national, and international output; so-called institutions of higher learning that are today patently left | Read More »
Obama, et al: Circumnavigating American Law and Beyond
To our Republican Representatives: Don’t just “warn” us. Move! Move fast to stop this administration in its tracks from effectively usurping Congress’s function. To our Supreme Court justices: Do your job! You shouldn’t have to be reminded that ours is a representative republic that lives under the rule of American law, not under the crafty “directives” from Obama he hopes would have the force of | Read More »
So You Think the Battle Is Over, Rhode Island?
6.17.2010 On the issue of an 8-year-old Rhode Island student “inappropriately” wearing to school a military camouflage baseball cap, on which was embroidered the American flag and festooned with plastic toy soldiers. The boy’s intention was to honor the military. The school principal’s intention was to declare the boy in violation of the district’s “no-weapons policy” because the tiny toy soldiers were . . . | Read More »