Tuesday, September 30, 2014


While the incumbent tries to point fingers, as usual, blaming others for his major foreign policy misjudgments, mistakes and errors, the truth continues to prove otherwise.
Wynton Hall of Breitbart writes today that, a newly released report by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) “included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.”
At the same time, as expected by yours truly, huge backlash’s beginning to build from the intelligence community, as evidenced by the following from Mr. Hall: “On Monday, others in the intelligence community similarly blasted Obama and said he’s shown longstanding disinterest in receiving live, in-person PDBs that allow the Commander-in-Chief the chance for critical follow-up, feedback, questions, and the challenging of flawed intelligence assumptions.
“It's pretty well-known that the president hasn’t taken in-person intelligence briefings with any regularity since the early days of 2009,” an Obama national security staffer told the Daily Mail on Monday. “He gets them in writing.”
The Obama security staffer said the president’s PDBs have contained detailed threat warnings about the Islamic State dating back to before the 2012 presidential election.
“Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,” the Obama security staffer told the Daily Mail.
However, here’s further, damning evidence establishing what little regard the incumbent and his senior staff have for those bringing them critical information and intelligence that doesn't agree with their political posturing. “When Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen mentioned the GAI’s findings in his column, then-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dubbed the findings “hilarious.” The very next day, U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American staff members were murdered in Benghazi. As Breitbart News reported at the time, the White House’s very own presidential calendar revealed Obama had not received his daily intel briefing in the five consecutive days leading up to the Benghazi attacks.”
Now, whether or not the incumbent would have understood the input  about Benghazi had he heard it in person, or done anything differently isn’t really the question. What’s far more critical is that after five years he still spent more time “campaigning” and pandering to his constituents than he did performing the duties and responsibilities of POTUS.
Nonetheless, and despite his continual speech-making instead of attempting to perform presidentially rather than as a permanent candidate, it seems the public has caught on to his misdirection attempts and is now seeking truth’s from a well-informed, reliable source.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched primetime across all of cable in more than a decade — even besting USA and ESPN.
Third-Quarter 2014 Primetime Averages 
FNC: 1,797,000 viewers, up 12 percent (313,000 adults 25-54, up 12 percent)

CNN: 555,000 viewers, up 2 percent (186,000 adults 25-54, up 4 percent)

MSNBC: 557,000 viewers, down 2 percent (150 adults 25-54, down 21 percent)

HLN: 352,000 viewers, down 4 percent (120 adults 25-54, down 12 percent)”
So, with the mid-term elections drawing nearer, there appears to be a significant probability that Republicans will obtain substantial power by gaining seats in the Senate while retaining control of the House. And if the incumbent stay true to course, by seeking someone or something to blame for the Democrat’s losses, all he really needs is the nearest mirror. 
That’s it for today folks.

Monday, September 29, 2014


It’s truly astounding, and in fact almost impossible, that after six years in office the incumbent's still nothing more than a total political hack. And instead of growing into the job of POTUS, he’s still more concerned about selling grandiose fables than he is in insuring the safety and security of the nation. 
Eli Lake wrote in the Daily Beast this morning that, “On 60 Minutes, the president faulted his spies for failing to predict the rise of ISIS. There’s one problem with that statement: The intelligence analysts did warn about the group.”
Mr. Lake goes on, “Nearly eight months ago, some of President Obama’s senior intelligence officials were already warning that ISIS was on the move. In the beginning of 2014, ISIS fighters had defeated Iraqi forces in Fallujah, leading much of the U.S. intelligence community to assess they would try to take more of Iraq.”
Nonetheless, in the interview the incumbent said that the rise of ISIS “caught the U.S. intelligence community off guard.” He then specifically blamed James Clapper, the current director of national intelligence, as follows: “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.”
However, this time around it’s quite likely that in behaving like a spoiled child looking for someone else to blame when caught red-handed, the incumbent’s taken on the wrong bunch to fool around with. Because those he’s wrongfully blaming are already beginning to respond quite angrily.
Mr. Lake notes that when, “Reached by The Daily Beast after Obama’s interview aired, one former senior Pentagon official who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq was flabbergasted. “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” the former official said.”
Which indicates that the intelligence community in general will probably react exactly the same way and begin documenting precisely what information was sent to whom, why and when. And if that’s what happens, it’s a pretty safe bet that  the facts will justify the efforts that these folks made all along.
So, considering that Fast and Furious is still smoldering, which may have something to do with AG Holder retiring, and the Benghazi tragedy hasn’t gone away either, since the guy at the top is responsible for all of it, one has to wonder exactly how dense a supposedly intelligent person has to be to keep repeating the same mismanagement fiasco’s over and over again.
That’s it for today folks.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Apparently, a political trend’s taking place that makes some sense for a change.
Reid Wilson of The Washington Post wrote an article titled, “In big races, debates few and far between.”
He explains that, “Across the country, in some of the most competitive contests for Senate seats and governorships and some of the least, incumbent office-holders are refusing to meet their opponents in front of television cameras.”
And that makes perfect sense to me because I’ve always thought that debates are a waste of time. While the media generally tips the scales to favor liberal agendas, biased commentators strive to ask questions deliberately designed to bait and trap opponents into subjects where they’re most vulnerable.
Even worse is that in the short time span of a debate, opponents can present whatever picture of themselves they choose at the moment, which really doesn’t mean very much at all. The things that count are their actual performance to date, as historically documented, including hard information such as their past voting records and prior stances on subjects voters are most concerned about or interested in.
A reader’s comments following the article made the point perfectly, as follows: “A one hour debate does not fully identify or qualify them as viable candidate for the office. Obama is a classic example of why people should look into their past and see if their speeches match past voting records and ideology. Never ever believe what they say but do believe in what they have done.”
A vivid confirmation of politician’s actions being far more important than their words appeared in an item on CBSNews.com today, which says, “President Obama acknowledged that the U.S. underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also called ISIL) and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that will air Sunday on 60 Minutes.”
However, the incumbent’s rhetorical acknowledgement of the ISIS/ISIL uprising really doesn’t concur with what actually happened at all.
It’s far more likely that when pulling out al the U.S. troops from Iraq as promised, there was no thought given to the overall situation or vacuum created whatsoever. Because the story presented to the public was that once Bin Laden was dead, the Middle-East problems were over, and there was nothing further to worry about.
But now that the growing perils and billions in costs keep amassing, due to the horrendous mistakes in Iraq and Syria made by the current administration, the incumbent still uses the same, time-tested, rationalization. All his speeches and explanations boil down to the key words claiming all of the problems are still “W” Bush’s fault, and always were.
That’s it for today folks.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


The incumbent’s colossal mistake of abandoning the U.S. foothold in the Middle-East in order to please political constituents, will likely go down as one of the greatest presidential errors in modern history. Not only was the result of the original effort thrown away, but the door was left open to a terrorist resurgence that now calls for repeating the investment, or perhaps even more, in treasure and lives.
However, what is truly amazing is that while politicizing the Iraq war while campaigning for the presidency, the incumbent consistently hammered the point that not only was our involvement abundantly wrong, but “W” Bush himself was evil incarnate without hint of doubt.
Yet, despite the inane rhetoric spouted during the campaign, the “real world” has finally forced the incumbent come to grips with the fact that our enemies don’t care a whit about his speeches, but are totally focused on doing us in. Which means an acknowledgement that we have to fight back. And in that awakening process, not only is the incumbent now slowly rising to that task, it’s hard to believe who his role model’s become.
Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico, via El Rushbo’s website, writes about “Obama’s new muse: George W. Bush.”
Ms Brown begins, “President Barack Obama drafted most of Wednesday’s United Nations speech by himself, but it often sounded like he had a ghost writer: the predecessor he mocked.
Obama didn’t just run against Bush’s foreign policy. He used to ridicule it. His rejection of the Bush worldview was so emphatic that it seemed to prompt the Nobel Peace Prize committee to give him the award just for getting elected.”
Nonetheless, Ms. Brown suggests that typing “Obama’s money phrase — the evocative description of the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant as a “network of death” — into thesaurus.com and George W. Bush’s “axis of evil” could very well come out, as many tweeters and former aides to the 43rd president noted.”
Furthermore, she explains that, “Bush’s famous slogan, offered an explanation. “When dealing with an ideology that inspires beheadings and mass murder, the English language only offers so many words that carry sufficient moral weight. Evil’ and ‘death’ are two of them.” Even so, the parallel was striking given Obama’s attitude toward Bush.”
Then, while “Obama argued Wednesday: There can be no reasoning — no negotiation — with this brand of evil. Bush, in an address to airline employees weeks after the 9/11 attack, declared: “We face a brand of evil, the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time in the world.” And in a 2006 speech before Congress, Bush stated: “These radicals have declared their uncompromising hostility to freedom. It is foolish to think that you can negotiate with them.”
Also, similar to Bush, Obama has framed the fight as an ideological struggle, stating, “In this century, we have faced a more lethal and ideological brand of terrorists. It is time for a new compact among the civilized peoples of this world to eradicate war at its most fundamental source: the corruption of young minds by violent ideology.”
In a 2006 speech, Bush said, “This is the great ideological struggle of the 21st century, and it is the calling of our generation.”
Additionally, as a reader pointed out, “Let’s not forget, Obama ridiculed Romney for wanting to attack Syria.”
Which brings us to the very sad conclusion that always pans out when fact trumps fiction. While one of the most tragic and immature errors a person can make is believing their own BS, if the person deluding themselves happens to be POTUS, the whole nation bears the cost of the disastrous results.
On another issue, some very disheartening but quite true comments were made by famed chef Emeril Lagasse, as quoted by Bryan Preston of PJ Media via Drudge.
The chef says, “it’s becoming all but impossible to be a successful restaurateur in America today. The government just gets in the way too much.” He specifically singled out the current president’s policies, as follows:
“It’s becoming a very challenging industry to become a very successful average restaurateur. I can’t charge $300 a person in my restaurant or I would not be in business. Am I using any different ingredients? Not really. Am I using any caliber of service staff? I don’t think so. I think our service is as good or better than most places.
“And then you add all the Obama nonsense to what it’s become in the last several years. I don’t have anything against Mr. Obama. I’m just saying the way that, you know… the government should stay out of things. Pretty soon, they’re going to wipe a lot of the middle restaurateurs and restaurant cooks. If it continues, then watch: you’re going to have high-end, and you’re going to have fast food, and you’re going to have chain restaurants.”
So, although I’m sure he threw in the line about not having anything against Mr. Obama because the chef would like to avoid a retaliatory IRS audit, his comments echo the woes of every small business owner regardless of type. 
However it seems incredible that Democrats in general, whose major goal is always fleecing the successful for all their worth, don’t ever grasp the simple fact that when they drive all those who produce income out of business, there won’t be anyone left to support them financially at all.
That's it for today folks.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Considerable speculation continues as to why Attorney General Eric Holder suddenly decided to resign from office. History shows, however, that sooner or later the truth will ultimately come out. 
I mention him today because a Fox News.com article reports that his “legal legacy will be debated for months and years to come, but his most important political benefaction to his party is on display right now as Democrats continue to crush Republicans in campaign spending for November’s midterm election.”
The reason the article’s interesting is that considering the horrendous state of the nation due to Democrat blundering, total incapability and the harm done to the majority of the population by their arrogance and stupidity what difference could campaign spending possibly matter?
To the 50% of the country that’s un or under-employed, or on some kind of government assistance, or had their standard of living decimated, what in the world would an ad or speech do to make their lives any better? Instead, what those folks know for sure is that it isn’t another vacant promise in an ad that’s needed. A total change in government is required. Starting with a Republican Senate in November, and two years later in the White House too.    
On another matter, Dan Pfeiffer, the top communications adviser to the incumbent said yesterday that, “Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is the most interesting Republican in the country, and the only one with a long-term vision that could threaten Democrats’ coalition. Paul has a defined vision with a real appeal… if not the organization to take advantage of it. And the reason I say that is he is the only Republican who seems to know about what their long-term structural problems are and trying to do something about it’…”
Pfeiffer’s statement is a great example of how the game of politics really works. Because he knows for sure that Paul’s unelectable, and therefore if he can drum up support for him it will help the Democrat cause by draining votes away from real threats, such as almost every other Republican likely to run for the office of POTUS.
That’s it for today folks.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Today’s another where, aside from being aware of breaking news, you have to analyze an event carefully to fully understand exactly what’s happening and why.
According to NPR, Attorney General, Eric Holder, “intends to leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed, a process that could run through 2014 and even into next year.”
The story goes on to report that, “A former U.S. government official says Holder has been increasingly "adamant" about his desire to leave soon for fear that he otherwise could be locked in to stay for much of the rest of President Obama's second term.”
Now, while that sounds like the AG has simply decided it’s time to quit after six years in office, his story doesn't quite fit if you do some simple arithmetic. Because, there’s little doubt that whatever replacement is chosen by this administration, Congressional confirmation won’t come quick or easy.
Therefore, it may well be more than a year and closer to two, before a successor’s accepted, very close to the normal end of Holder’s term in office. Especially if the Republican’s control both houses of Congress after this November's elections, further delaying confirmation of a replacement.
Which means that there's probably some major issue that Holder himself, or the incumbent, is worried about that’s about to surface. And although I have no clue as to what the situation might be, the odds are that there certainly is one.
On another issue, FoxNews.com reports that, “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday sought to leverage  the crisis in the Middle East to ease sanctions on his country as part of nuclear talks, suggesting during a United Nations address that security cooperation between Iran and other nations could only occur if they struck a favorable nuclear deal.”
While, the U.S. publicly has said it will not cooperate militarily or share intelligence with Iran to address the Islamic State threat, Secretary of State John Kerry said this week he was "open to have a conversation at some point in time if there's a way to find something constructive." And the U.S. reportedly notified Iran in advance of plans to strike inside Syria.”
Which means that, slowly but surely, Iran will almost certainly wind up arming itself with nuclear weapons, while the administration sits back and let sit happen. Because it’s been obvious from the start of the half-hearted efforts to prevent Iran’s nuclear build-up that the whole Middle-East has been disregarded, up to and including almost a complete abandonment of long-time ally Israel.  
That's it for today folks.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


According to breitbart.com, the incumbent declared that the “world’s at a crossroads between war and peace” when he spoke at the  U.N. on Wednesday.
Trying to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" in the Middle East that has drawn the U.S. back into military action, the “president's remarks came against the backdrop of an expanded U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State group, with airstrikes now hitting targets in both Iraq and Syria. A coalition of five Arab nations joined the U.S. this week in the strikes in Syria: Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.”
However, while his actions now are certainly needed, “W” Bush took care of that problem years ago. And it’s the mistakes caused by the incumbent’s pandering to his immature and irrational political base that’s allowed ISIS to come into being today in the first place. Because the U.S. should never have abandoned the strong foothold gained by its efforts the first time around.
On another purely political issue, two climate-change advocates, one pro, one con, appeared on Fox News this morning. Unfortunately I didn’t record their names.
The one who supported climate-change theories presented statistics and data, primarily gathered from computer models predicating all kinds of anticipated disasters in the nation’s future. The guy had tons of facts, all warning about the coming ruination of the world’s atmosphere.
As far as the other side was concerned, the gentleman said that regarding actual man-caused carbon-dioxide emissions, their affect to date is nowhere near dangerous levels at present. And even if they were, it’s Mother Nature alone that controls 98% of the atmosphere surrounding the planet, while actual temperatures haven’t changed at all in the last 17 years.
That’s it for today folks.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Yesterday Rachael Blade reported that Lois Lerner, sat down with POLITICO in an exclusive two-hour session, still claiming that, “I didn’t do anything wrong. I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”
In the meantime, since her computer files and emails are still lost,  the job of discovering the truth about IRS abuses of power is still close to impossible, which is now, perhaps, the model for all failed administrative undertakings.
Mark Tapscott, executive editor of the Washington Examiner, writes today that: “Federal health insurance officials can't tell Congress how much the government has spent since 2010 selling Obamacare to a key segment of the market, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The accounting system used by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, which manages Obamacare, doesn't track "expenditure totals for CCIIO-related polling, focus groups, or advertising and other public relations activities," GAO said in a report made public Monday.

CCIIO, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s main focus is overseeing implementation of Obamacare provisions that apply to the private health insurance market and the health insurance exchanges created by the program.

GAO said, “The inability of CMS to provide credible data on what CCIIO is doing in a timely fashion means "Congress and other decision makers may not have access to timely and reliable CCIIO-related information that they may need to make resource allocation decisions and assessments of program performance."

So, what this means is that in the year 2014 where technology has become reliable to the extent that the entire nation is automated almost completely, two out-of-control-government agencies, having multi-billion dollar responsibilities are using an updated version of the age-old children’s excuse, “The dog ate my homework,” to cover their tracks.

That’s it for today folks.


Monday, September 22, 2014


While most folks watched football games yesterday, a horde of climate-change wacko’s jammed NYC in a march promoting their cause. By the looks of them, the majority were homeless or close to it, had nothing productive to do, and since they were likely offered a few bucks to show up, why not?
What’s most interesting about these folks is that, just like the current administration, they can tell you what they’re against, but have no satisfactory alternative to offer whatsoever. Which means that while they try to strangle the nation’s economy, they can’t offer solutions that are any better. And that's truly sad especially, because the climate-change they’re fighting doesn’t even exist.
Yet, at the same time, the  U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that “North Dakota leads the nation in personal income growth. No other state even comes close.
From 2008 to 2012, North Dakotans’ per-capita income jumped 31 percent, to $57,367, the highest for any state and just behind Washington, D.C.”
One of the reasons, if not the major one, for the state’s financial success is that while there’s an oil and gas fracking boom going on, there’s also an income tax, a corporate tax and a sales tax. Which means that everyone wins. Because the state has the funds to pursue alternative fuels, conduct research and pay for any damage possibly done to the land or environment.
Therefore, its no wonder that the state is doing so well. Because instead of streets full of parading anti-everything activists, its population actually thinks and acts like mature adults trying to find ways to build a prosperous future for everyone.
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.
According to Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon, “Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveals new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.
Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.”
Ms Goodman goes on to report that, “Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.
The letters obtained by the Free Beacon suggest that Clinton experimented more with radical politics during her law school years than she has publicly acknowledged.”
So, another day, and another sizable problem erupts for Willy’s wife. And there are still more than two years to the next presidential election. Which means that the Republicans likely have barrels of ammunition still hidden away for use farther along. Because, in their history there are very few people, in either major party, the Clinton pair hasn’t tried to harm in their relentless pursuit of personal gain. 
That’s it for today folks.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Many years ago, about to begin my first job in sales which involved calling on prospective customers, an uncle of mine offered me some advice which has proven consistently true throughout my career and life in general.
Most people you meet, in business or otherwise, he said, will always try to make the best impression they can in virtually every situation. Because they believe that the more impressed you are with them, the more you will try to please them, favoring them in every way possible.
Therefore, the best way to determine the true capabilities and worth of those you meet and call on, is not to simply take what they say or present for granted. But instead to examine them closely, searching for truths, regardless of what they choose to show or tell you. That way, those truly deserving favorable treatment earn what they receive, while those who don’t do not.   
As an example, my uncle described visiting an owner’s place of business, which he felt provided excellent opportunities to assess an entity’s capabilities and practices. When you visit, he suggested, look closely at how employees you see and meet act, appear, dress and interact among themselves. Because, professional conduct, attention to detail, timeliness and business knowledge indicate competence, capability and pride in their work, while the reverse suggests indifference, incompetence and more than likely, ultimate failure. 
I mention this today because of an article by Josh Lederman of the Associated Press, via Drudge, who writes that, “The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.   
President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency's ability to protect him and his family.”    
So, here we have a perfect example of an administration that’s rife with incompetence at every level imaginable. Up to and including the protection and safety of the POTUS.    
And no matter what the issue is, foreign affairs, the economy, the health care tax, illegal immigration, the environment, job creation.  reducing the debt, reducing poverty, reducing income inequality and even slowing the rise of the oceans, every single one’s been a colossal failure. 
All of which goes to show that my uncle was right. Because if you can’t even arrange for those closest to you to do things correctly, such as competent personnel to guard your own life, what else in the world could you ever get right?    
That’s it for today folks.    

Saturday, September 20, 2014


When you sort out all the hype, smoke and double-talk POTUS delivers about his “coalition” to eliminate ISIS in Iraq and Syria, you realize that, to date, only one nation has joined the fray. That country is France, and in their case, they’ll only bomb Iraq from the air refusing to deploy ground troops, nor engage with Syria at all.
As far as any other nations are concerned, even Middle-Eastern allies, their reason for hesitation in joining the action is quit clear, and very simple. After six years of actual experience, they know that the incumbent’s words and promises can’t be trusted, making them wary of entering  a fray where the leader may change his mind, leaving them exposed, unprotected and all alone in a battle they can’t win without full U.S. support.
Therefore, it’s conceivable that to win the war, the U.S. will wind up having to go alone. Because the current administration’s history of creating mistrust has scared off just about every ally the nation ever had, including former partners like the UK, Turkey and even neighboring Saudi Arabia.
But, while foreign policy errors and misjudgments are cropping up daily, another huge mistake may cause extremely serious problems right here at home.
CBSDFCBSDFW.COM, via Drudge, reports that “More than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital have been exposed to tuberculosis by an employee infected with the disease, according to public health officials.
The city’s Department of Public Health says the infants along with about 40 employees at Providence Memorial Hospital were exposed.”
Now, according to Wikipedia, El Paso is located in far West Texas, and “as of July 1, 2013, the population estimate from the U.S. Census was 674,433, making it the 19th most populous city in the United States.”
The city “stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), across the border from Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The two cities, along with Las Cruces, form a combined international metropolitan area, sometimes referred as the Paso del Norte or El Paso–Juárez–Las Cruces, with over 2.7 million people. The El Paso-Juárez region is the largest bilingual, binational work force in the Western Hemisphere.”
Therefore, while growing numbers across the nation, now even including many leading Democrats, have grave concerns regarding unbridled entry to the nation by illegal aliens, the situation looks like its getting worse. 
Because, while most are concerned about potential terrorist attacks by enemies crossing into the nation freely, contagious disease is now obviously another, perhaps just as serious, problem. 
All of which makes one wonder how long the nation can sustain when the one at the top is more concerned with a failing political ideology, than the safety and well-being of every citizen, even including  those that voted him into office.
That’s it for today folks.

Friday, September 19, 2014


The more the incumbent publicly discloses strategic plans for dealing with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the more obvious it becomes that, as usual for this POTUS, politics outweighs the long range good of the nation.
To date, there have been far more edicts regarding what he won’t do than input about what he will. Which is why ISIS leadership is relocating its weaponry, supplies and personnel to places defined as safer than others due to the U.S. continually tipping its hand.  
In that regard, former defense secretary Robert M. Gates, still an influential figure at the Pentagon according to CBS News, “bluntly criticized his former boss,” by saying, ”There will be boots on the ground if there’s to be any hope of success in the strategy. Adding that “the president in effect traps himself” by repeating his mantra that he won’t send U.S. troops into combat.
However, what it all boils down to is that the incumbent’s plan is to keep troop commitments quiet until election day passes in November, thereby temporarily appeasing his voting base. Because, “There are signs that the White House is becoming more flexible. Antony Blinken, the deputy national security adviser, allowed Thursday that “there may be cases where American advisers would go with some of the forces on the ground” or help “to call in some air power” — the kind of leeway the Pentagon wants.”
Which means that, sooner or later, despite all the politically-motivated denials, U.S. troops will surely start moving into the region again to regain what was lost by their mistakenly being pulled out in the first place. 
On another matter, Karl Rove wrote a Wall Street Journal article titled: “Why a GOP Senate Majority Is Still in Doubt.”
According to Mr. Rove, “As of this writing, between Sept. 1 and election day, Democratic Senate candidates, party committees and outside groups have run or placed $109 million in television advertising, while Republican candidates, party committees and groups have $85 million in television time.
Still, Republican candidates and groups must step up if they are to substantially reduce that gap.”
Now, to me, Mr. Rove has always come across as one of the most well-informed, insightful political experts there are. What’s more, he possesses an astounding memory containing countless facts, figure and statistics, applying them at his fingertips.
Which is why his subject today is quite surprising, whereas, unless he’s trying to scare his constituents into buying unneeded ads for some unknown reason, I can’t figure out what he’s worried about. Because, all the ads in the world aren’t going to change the damage done to the voting public by Democrats in office today, nor coax voters into allowing them to keep or win seats in Congress.
Furthermore, Mr. Rove thinks that voters want “candidates from both parties to talk about broader concerns like jobs, the economy, health care, energy, government spending and national security, and they are more than open to the GOP message.”
But, despite my respect for Mr. Rove, his comment sounds like someone whose world’s located inside the Beltway in DC. Because on each of the subjects he mentioned, voters don’t want talk or “messages,” they want fixes and solutions to their problems. And most of those ills, if not all of them, were caused directly by a Democrat POTUS and majority in the Senate.
Therefore, although a few more ads might help, this time around the voting public will decide what it wants and needs all by itself. And at the moment, those choices are all leaning heavily toward Republicans, regardless of what any pundits suspect, think or are worried about.
That's it for today folks.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


An article on Breitbart states that, “[John] Kerry got into a heated exchange with Tennessee’s Republican Senator Bob Corker who said, "I want to say as I said personally, we have three senators, president, vice president, secretary of state, that are exercising terrible judgment right now. And to say that you're going to do this regardless of what we say, you're not going to ask for buy-in by the United States Senate or House of Representatives on behalf of the American people in a conflict that's going to be multiyear. Some people say a decade. Taking us into another country with a different enemy, is exercising the worst judgment possible."
While Senator Corker’s outrage at Kerry was unquestionably direct, and his opinion obviously opposed to the administration’s, another senator’s comments were totally ridiculous.
Democrat Barbara Boxer of California said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president instead of at ISIS, a savage group who decapitated two Americans and have warned, and I quote, that their thirst for more American blood is right out there."
"I think it's shocking," she continued. "I'm actually shaking and trembling. This is not the time to show anger at the people who are working night and day, whether you agree with them or not, to protect our people."
Now, if you actually parse her words, she’s opining that simply because people are “working night and day,” everyone should accept what they do, regardless. And therefore, even if they're wrong and making horrendous mistakes, their effort is all that matters. 
However, if those very same people, the three “senators” Senator Corker mentioned, had any iota of an idea of what they were doing, which they do not, there would have been no ISIS in the first place.  
Item two has special meaning whereas it’s about someone I mention every once in a while, because I can never figure out how anyone can be duped by a skirt as empty as hers is. Yet, Democrats have made her their National Committee Chairwoman. But, apparently, that might be finally changing.    
Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere reports that, “Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.”
In this case, what’s really interesting is the reason for the Democrat's change of heart, as follows: “The perception of critics is that Wasserman Schultz spends more energy tending to her own political ambitions than helping Democrats win. This includes using meetings with DNC donors to solicit contributions for her own PAC and campaign committee, traveling to uncompetitive districts to court House colleagues for her potential leadership bid and having DNC-paid staff focus on her personal political agenda.
She’s become a liability to the DNC, and even to her own prospects, critics say.”
Thus, I guess even Democrats finally figure out the obvious if given enough time. Because Schultz’s self-serving motivation and limited intellect were glaring the fist time I heard her open her mouth a couple of years ago. 
But, she’s not the only Democrat having problems within her own ranks, as shown by today’s item about Bill Clinton’s wife. 
According to Alexandra Jaffe, of The Hill.com, “Emails sent by liberal activists and obtained by The Hill reveal significant dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton.”
Emails spanning over a year show that she has a long way to go to assuage skepticism from influential voices on the left, who believe that she’s too much of a hawk, too cozy with Wall Street, hasn’t spoken out enough on climate change, and will be subject to personal questions and criticisms.
“The existence of the group was reported earlier this year by the conservative outlet MediaTrackers.org, but this is the first time the emails have become public.”
So, while this group may have its qualms about whose side Bill’s wife is really on, her behavior should be no surprise to them at all. Because her position's never changed an iota throughout her life. She always aligns with whoever or whatever is best for her personally, regardless of anything else, including her own political party. 
That’s it for today folks.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


September 11th went quietly by, while no terrorists have apparently entered the nation via the open southern border which seemed quite odd to me. Then, giving the situation some thought this morning, a very strong possibility came to mind.
Aside from all else, ISIS has a very intelligent leadership. Therefore, along with their significant funds and weapons cache, they also use their heads. And whereas the congressional elections will be held quite soon, they probably feel that the more Democrats there are in office, the better chances ISIS has for success. So, they don’t want to see a Republican controlled Senate at all, while preserving as much of the House for Democrats is also strongly to their advantage.
On the other hand, should Republicans gain significant congressional power, ISIS knows its days are over. Therefore, it's in their own best interest to be patient for now.
On another subject, taxpayer funds were used to produce a musical stage show promoting climate change, and now the reviews have come in, as follows:
Perry Chiaramonte of FoxNews.com writes that, “The curtain has come down on Climate Change: The musical and reviews of the taxpayer-funded play about global warming are downright icy.
The play, which is actually entitled "The Great Immensity," and was produced by Brooklyn-based theater company The Civilians, Inc. with a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, ended its run early amid a storm of criticism from reviewers and lawmakers alike. It opened a year late, reached just five percent of its anticipated audience and likely fell short of its ambitious goal of informing a new generation about the perceived dangers of man-caused climate change. 
Plus, it apparently wasn't very good.”
So, it seems that folks continue to refuse to buy into the subject of climate-change, primarily because it hasn’t had any effect on them, obvious or otherwise. Furthermore, it has to be quite upsetting for taxpayer’s to learn that not only has $700, 000 been taken out of their pockets, but the frauds and charlatans that stole their cash wrote a musical to sing about it. 
That’s it for today folks.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Marine Corps General, John Allen, meets the incumbent today at the White House. His new role is the State Department’s “Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.” A former chief of NATO forces in Afghanistan and commander of US troops in western Iraq, he’s a respected military thinker. Said to be a “hawk’” he’s urged the incumbent to “eradicate” ISIL. 
The meeting was likely ordered by the incumbent so he could explain the long list of things the general will unequivocally not be able to do in his new role. Such as ever using the word “war.” Similarly, regardless of how many military personnel are sent to the Middle-East, none will ever have their boots on the ground. Nor will any of them ever utter a disparaging word about Muslims, jihad, JV teams, the Koran, or any other aspect of the enemies personal proclivities. In other words, he’ll be told to win without getting the US involved or having any personnel fire a single shot.
On another matter, whereas the ISIS uprising is taking other news out of the headlines, an article by Jim Angle of FoxNews.com might go by unnoticed. However, he reports that, “Health economist John Goodman noted that "three Federal Reserve Banks in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta have surveyed the folks in their area and roughly one fifth of the employers are saying they cut back on employment.”
Moving from full time to part time, ”More than one in ten are saying they're doing more outsourcing - all this because of the new health care reform."
Furthermore, “Doug Holtz-Eakin, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, said “for the smaller employers -- those that have between 20 and 49 employees -- you get a negative impact on jobs, you get a negative impact on wages in those jobs. What this means for small business as a whole is over $22 billion of earnings gone for their workers and 350,000 jobs."
Small business is responsible for the vast majority of job creation in the U.S.
The president repeatedly has delayed the mandate requiring businesses with more than 50 employees to provide insurance. But businesses know it's coming, so many avoid hiring to keep their worker rolls below 50.
And now, today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife, also from Fox News.com.
A former State Department official, Raymond Maxwell, former head of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), has told lawmakers that Hillary Clinton allies privately removed politically damaging documents before turning over files to the supposedly independent board investigating the Benghazi terror attack. 
Congressman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said, “Maxwell claimed Clinton's chief of staff and deputy chief of staff were overseeing the document operation, which allegedly took place on a weekend in a basement office of the State Department. What they were looking for is anything that made them look bad. That's the way it was described to us."  
At the time, “Maxwell was one of four State Department officials disciplined in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attack, in which four Americans were killed. He was put on administrative leave, and has spoken out before about how he felt he was scapegoated. 
Maxwell was eventually cleared, but retired last year.”
So, when Bill’s wife runs for POTUS again at least she’ll be consistent, whereas, throughout her whole career regardless of position, she’s never proven, honest, capable or competent yet.
That’s it for today folks.
PS: Just now, roughly 11AM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey opened the door to U.S. troops on the ground in the fight against the Islamic State. 
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee he said he could recommend "U.S. military ground forces" if the international coalition being formed proves ineffective against the terror group. 
Though President Obama vowed last week that the U.S. would "not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq" and military leaders say ground troops are not needed at the moment, Dempsey said he could change his recommendation if he found circumstances "evolving" in the region. 
Which makes you wonder if any two people in the current administration ever talk to each other and if the White House, right from the top on down have a clue as to what’s really going on in the world, aside from appeasing a political base.

Monday, September 15, 2014


Todays another where despite the nation facing crises around the world, politics trumps competent, professional leadership in each and every case.
Rowan Scarborough reports in washingtontimes.com/news, that, “In a May 2013 speech to a military audience at the National Defense University, Mr. Obama railed against “W” Bush, portraying a law, “Authorization for Use of Military Force,” as dated and as a potential blank check to get the U.S. into wars.
He went on, “The AUMF is now nearly 12 years old. Unless we discipline our thinking, our definitions, our actions, we may be drawn into more wars we don’t need to fight, or continue to grant presidents unbound powers more suited for traditional armed conflicts between nation states.”
Now, today, Mr. Scarborough writes that “President Obama’s first initiated war against an Islamic terrorist group is authorized, the White House says, by George W. Bush-signed legislation that Mr. Obama has criticized and wanted to repeal since last year.
Since beginning airstrikes last month against the Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL, the White House has said it does not need congressional approval to carry out such missions. Last week, on the 13th anniversary of al Qaeda’s attacks on the United States, the administration announced why, saying President Bush’s Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution in 2001 is all the authority Mr. Obama needs.”

So, here we have a case where the foothold and control gained by “W” Bush’s efforts in the Middle-East were abandoned by the incumbent to appease his political base. Then, when that mistake became disastrous, whereas all advantages were lost due to current leadership ineptitude, “W’s” original solutions are now going to be applied again. And that result is tantamount to criminally stupid.

While the next subject isn’t one presenting the clear and present dangers of leadership failures, such as presidential decision-making in time of war by an inexperienced neophyte, it does demonstrate the perils of electing patently unqualified candidates to office.

David A. Fahrenthold writes in the Washington Post that, “Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel. Now he doesn’t. He wanted to scrap the Medicare system. Now he’s not sure.

He didn’t like the idea of a border fence — it was expensive, and it reminded him of the Berlin Wall. Now he wants two fences, one behind the other.

And what about same-sex marriage? Paul’s position — such marriages are morally wrong, but Republicans should stop obsessing about them — seems so muddled that an Iowa pastor recently confronted him in frustration.”

Mr. Fahrenthold concludes that, “Paul has built a reputation as a libertarian ideologue, a Washington outsider guided by a rigid devotion to principle. As the prospect of a 2016 presidential bid looms larger, Paul is making it clear that he did not come to Washington to be a purist like his father, former congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex.). He came to be a politician, like everybody else.

And, Mr. Fahrenthold is absolutely right.

Then, aside from the growing problems caused by misguided policy in foreign policy, immigration, health care and the environment the Wall Street Journal “Opinion” column reports that, the inaugural ranking by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). puts the U.S. at 32nd out of 34 industrialized countries in the world. 

Much of the blame regards taxes, whereas, “A competitive tax code is one that limits the taxation of businesses and investment. Since capital is mobile and businesses can choose where to invest, tax rates that are too high "drive investment elsewhere, leading to slower economic growth," as the Tax Foundation puts it.

With the developed world's highest corporate tax rate at over 39% including state levies, plus a rare demand that money earned overseas should be taxed as if it were earned domestically, the U.S. is almost in a class by itself. It ranks just behind Spain and Italy, of all economic humiliations. America did beat Portugal and France, which is currently run by an avowed socialist.”

Which means that the nation formerly the financially strongest that the world had ever seen, and the driver and creator of capitalism, has now been reduced to almost third-world status in seven short years. A remarkable tribute to administrative failure at the top. 

And finally, today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.

Jonathan Martin and Amy Chozick write in the New York Times that, “In a speech that was her most overtly political since she left the State Department last year, Mrs. Clinton repeatedly hinted at her intentions. She laced her remarks with all manner of pregnant references to the state that kicks off the presidential nominating process and veiled asides about her plans.

“Hello, Iowa, I’m back!” she exclaimed upon taking the microphone, stretching out the “a” in “back” as she smiled in front of hay bales, an American flag and a John Deere tractor.”

So, while Bill’s wife thrills the crowd, pumps them up for another presidential run and double-talks them into hysteria, things look very good for her as far as campaign stops go. 
But, back in the real world, the foreign policy mistakes leading to the rise of ISIS happened on her watch as secretary of state. At the same time, the Benghazi investigation is beginning to heat up in Trey Gowdy’s investigative committee.

And then, all the things yet to be recalled from the past will be resurrected, including Whitewater, the Rose law firm, $100 thousand overnight futures trades, Vince Foster and the 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies that were "lost," to cite a few examples.

Thus what we have here is a tired old bag of history regarding a tired old bag.    

That’s it for today folks.


Sunday, September 14, 2014


Human Rights Foundation Chairman, and Chess Grand Master, Garry Kasparov, appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures today. Asked what he thought about the weak response to the incumbent’s attempts to build an international coalition to deal with ISIL, he replied that there’s been a sense of distrust regarding the U.S. since 2008.
Mr. Kasparov’s thoughts were quite interesting. Because while not a politician or presently involved in government, he is certainly aware of what people think here and around the world. Especially so regarding Russia.
I mention this now because it leads right into an occurrence on Thursday, when Secretary of State John Kerry described the U.S. military effort as “very significant” and a “major counter-terrorism operation,” but said, “war is the wrong terminology.” 
Then, the next day, the White House and Pentagon acknowledged that the U.S. “is at war” with the Islamic State.
However, “President Obama on Saturday restated his plan to destroy Islamic State but did not say the United States "is at war" with the Middle East terror group, creating more uncertainty what exactly is the U.S. mission." According to Fox News.com
Following that, “White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday dismissed accusations that the Obama administration is waffling over whether the United States is indeed at war with Islamic State, saying the administration has been “very clear” about the military mission against the terror group known as ISIS. We’ve made it very clear from the start,” McDonough told “Fox News Sunday. “Just as we have been at war with Al Qaeda, in similar fashion we are at war with ISIL.”
Quite obviously then, the string of comments, beginning with Kerry’s, show either a pattern of inconsistency, or a parade of bumbling incompetents rivaling the three stooges. But either way, Mr. Kasparov’s correct, there’s more than ample reason for former allies to question the sincerity or capability of the current administration. 
In the comments following the articles, two readers made very salient points. Goldrimmer wrote, “Mexican drug gangs killed 48,000 by beheading or blowtorch , they are the same as Isis and Obama is relocating them all over the US at the rate of 60,000 a month.” 
Marrapash added, “Obama's personal plan to eliminate ISIS. Set up remote teleprompters throughout the Middle East, and talk them to death.”
On another subject, Suzanne Goldenberg of the UK’s Guardian writes that, “Richard Branson has failed to deliver on his much-vaunted pledge to spend $3bn (£1.8bn) over a decade to develop a low carbon fuel.
Seven years into the pledge, Branson has paid out only a small fraction of the promised money – “well under $300m” – according to a new book by the writer and activist, Naomi Klein.
The British entrepreneur famously promised to divert a share of the profits from his Virgin airlines empire to find a cleaner fuel, after a 2006 private meeting with Al Gore.”
Ms Goldenberg continues, “By last year, the total of those investments, in corn ethanol and elsewhere, amounted to about $230m, she estimates. Branson made an additional small investment in an algae fuel company, Solazyme. But Branson still puts the total spend at well under $300m – just a tenth of his $3bn pledge.”
But here’s the part that caught my attention, “The British entrepreneur has acknowledged that his efforts to mobilise large investments on cleaner fuels have fallen short. However, he told the Observer earlier this year he had lost many millions in failed green investments.
“There is no question that Virgin is involved in a number of businesses that emit a lot of carbon, and that is one of the reasons why I have to work particularly hard … but, more importantly, to try to help other people balance their books as well,” he said.
“We have invested hundreds of millions in clean technology projects. We haven’t made hundreds of millions profit,” he said.”
So, here’s an entrepreneur building and running businesses, making significant financial investments, providing jobs and helping build the economy who agreed to try to help the environment. But after seven years of attempts, nothing he spent his funds on functioned as promised. Meaning he was wasting his money altogether, thus he trimmed his efforts.
And what do the extremists do? One of them writes a book chastising Mr. Branson for throwing away only $300 million for which he received absolutely no benefit whatsoever. Therefore, to them, he’s obviously nothing but a four-flushing fraud. Whereas he swore to waste $3 billion to solve a problem that doesn’t even exist, except in the minds of scare-tactic charlatans. 
Which leads to the next question of how much of their own money have these scammers contributed to their hoax of a cause? The answer has to be close to zero. Typical of those with nothing to add to life but fears, complaints and their hands in everyone else's pockets.
That’s it for today folks.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Countless articles, TV reports and analysis, along with talking-heads and experts of every stripe are continually dissecting the incumbent.’s plans for dealing with the situations in Iraq and Syria wrought by ISIS.
However, after reviewing significant numbers of opinions, none that I’ve seen yet mention the roots of the problem, which seem to me to be very clear. Because, it appears obvious that the first, and most important question, to ask should have been where in the world anyone with an iota of intelligence imagine that the knowledge, experience or capability would come from for a political hack from Chicago to handle an international threat like this one?
Furthermore, not only is situational understanding missing completely, decisions are being made from a totally political perspective alone. Despite significant disagreement from seasoned advisors far more capable and first-hand familiar with what should be done, how, when, and where.
While Desert Storm had a coalition of 35 nations we now have 13. Showing how much international credibility and trust has been lost under this administration with it's lack of leadership.
According to Anne Bernard and David R. Kirkpatrick of the New York Times on Thursday, “[E]ven those most supportive of the [air] strikes — members of the American-vetted groups that stand to gain new aid to fight ISIS — complained that the United States had abetted the extremists’ rise by failing to help other insurgents earlier. They said the United States was attacking ISIS now only because the group threatened it as well as the broader world.
They said that they welcomed new American aid, but that it remained to be seen whether it would improve on smaller efforts in recent years that have failed to produce a unified, effective or consistently moderate opposition force.”

Consequently, even the nation’s staunches allies, including the UK, Germany and Turkey, are concocting all kind of stories about why they choose not to join in the fight at this time. But, their reasons are still quite obvious, being based on a pattern of falsities wherein only appeasing his voter-base matters at all to POTUS. Therefore, when and where he backs down later, they don’t want to be left holding the bag all alone. 

Along the same lines of political hackery, dailycaller.com reports that former speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, made “dramatic, incongruous statements on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on Friday.”

On the one hand, she claimed that Democrats are not “fear-mongers;” while on the other, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.

When asked her about recent polling showing that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and considering the gridlock in Washington, why it matters that Democrats keep control, she answered, “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”

Now, fully realizing it was Pelosi who said it, and Bill Maher who asked the question, it would still be expected that the host would ask her what she meant. Because her comment was so far beyond rational intelligence, it was totally, unequivocally ridiculous and quite childish.

Nonetheless, the show moved on without further comment about the issue at all.

So, here we have today, two of the Democrat party’s prime leaders, the POTUS and former speaker of the House. And while the nation faces incredibly dangerous threats here and abroad, it’s being led by two of the most unqualified, political slugs that ever existed.

That's it for today folks.


Friday, September 12, 2014


Wednesday must have been nerve-wracking for Republicans. Only seven weeks until the critical mid-term elections, and the crisis in Iraq and Syria gave the incumbent a chance to talk to the American public about his plans for handling the situation. It also provided the opportunity, if nothing else, to appear presidential and give voters confidence in his party. 
However, as it turned out, there was really nothing to worry about whereas the speech was not only a dud, in all probability was a political setback.
Once again, pandering to a political base proved more important to him than the threat to the nation. Yet, that decision also proved to be incorrect, whereas according to a poll by the usually supportive Washing Post shows that “Nine in 10 Americans now see the militants as a serious threat to vital U.S. interests, and roughly 6 in 10 say they are a very serious threat.
As support for military action in Iraq and Syria has risen, public assessments of Obama on foreign policy have declined. Just 38 percent approve of his handling of international affairs, and 56 percent disapprove, with 43 percent strongly disapproving. Through most of the spring and summer, his foreign policy approval rating has hovered in the mid-40s.”
Foreign policy, though, isn’t the only area in which the public feels significant failure. According to Fox News: “The president recently claimed that ‘by almost every measure’ the nation’s economy and American workers are better off now than when he took office. Voters dismiss his boast as ‘mostly false’ by a 58-36 percent margin. That includes 37 percent of Democrats who think it doesn’t ring true.”
On another subject, there’s someone else who seems intent on making his case although by every measure, his so-called beliefs and predications are continually refuted by facts.
Fox’s Chris Stirewalt reports that, “Billionaire Tom Steyer’s NexGen Climate PAC has launched radio ads saying Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s view on climate change defy “basic science and basic common sense.” The ad also hammers Ernst for receiving support from big oil and the Koch brothers.”
So, on one hand, this guy obviously takes the position that voters aren’t capable of realizing that both “basic science and basic common sense” are proving that climate change doesn’t exist. Temperatures themselves have held constant for the past seventeen years while weather services are predicting an extremely cold winter following one of the coolest summers on record in the U.S.”
But, the rest of what he says is so ridiculous, it’s beyond hypocritical. Because this billionaire who made a fortune in oil development in Australia is criticizing a politician for taking money from what he calls “big oil,” while he himself pours millions into his bogus opposition. 
But then again, candidate Ernst and everyone else, don’t really have to worry about this guy Steyer and what he babbles about. Because Mother Nature will shut him up herself.
That's it for today folks.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Today is one for remembering all of those injured or losing their lives at Ground Zero in 2001.

It’s also for recalling and appreciating, those putting themselves at total risk in the aftermath, which requires more than mere words can say.

Never forget!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


The world waits for the incumbent’s speech tonight, about his plans for dealing with ISIS in Syria and Iraq. However, by now most of the world’s aware that whatever he utters, it usually doesn’t mean a thing. Because he rarely, if ever, follows up or delivers. The media, though, will have plenty to write about for the next few days.
Fox’s Chris Stirewalt opined that, “So, that round of golf probably wasn’t worth it, right? President Obama is scrambling in a prime-time address tonight to show that his level of alarm about marauding Islamists in the Middle East matches that of his fellow Americans. How alarmed are Americans? The new WSJ/NBC News poll tells us the story: Only 26 percent of respondents felt the country is safer than before 9/11, awareness of the beheaded Americans is higher than any news story in five years and the president’s job approval rating remained at 40 percent, the lowest of any president ahead of midterms in the past 20 years.”
That pretty much sums it up.
Mr. Stirewalt went on, “Obama adopted a tougher tone last week, but Obama’s golf outing on August 20 immediately after declaring himself “heartbroken” over the beheading of American James Foley can now go down in the books as one of the worst political botches of recent memory. And describing the beheading savages as a potentially “manageable” problem and infamously saying, “We don’t have a strategy yet” sure didn’t help.”
Adding proof to the point, the Daily Caller reports that, “Two months before midterm elections, Obamacare has the disapproval of a majority of registered voters — just above its all-time low level of support, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest tracking poll.” And a new analysis by the conservative group, American Action Forum, makes it even worse, saying, “take-home pay at small businesses was caught to the tune of some $22.6 billion due to ObamaCare, translating to a loss of nearly $935 for workers at companies with 50 to 99 employees.”
On another matter, last week when the incumbent went home overnight from his recent trip to NY, returning the following day, it was joked here that he probably couldn’t get a tee time, so he went back to DC to sleep.
Then today, Jonathan Dienst  of 4 New York.com writes that, “President Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend, sources tell NBC 4 New York.
The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses that rebuffed the president's request to tee off there, according to several sources who were told about the president's advance team's calls to the club managers.
Club managers apparently did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members over Labor Day weekend by shutting down their courses to accommodate the president.”
Then lastly, there’s another bankruptcy for self-proclaimed business mogul, Donald Trump
Wayne Perry, of Wayne Parry, of AP in Atlantic City, NJ writes that, “Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and threatened to shut down the Taj Mahal Casino Resort, which would make it the fifth Atlantic City casino to close this year.
The company owns Trump Plaza, which is closing in a week, and the Taj Mahal, which has been experiencing cash-flow problems and had been trying to stave off a default with its lenders. The company said the Taj Mahal could close Nov. 13 if it doesn't win salary concessions from union workers.
It's the fourth such filing for the struggling casino company or its corporate predecessors.” So, here we have a person who might be the world’s most consistent businessman. Because, in writing about him here and there for the past four years, regarding his enterprises, bankruptcy’s most often the subject.
That’s it for today folks.