Saturday, February 28, 2015


Yesterday, many hard-line Conservatives took issue with Jeb Bush during his remarks at the CPAC convention in Palm Beach. Their belief is that he’s far too liberal for them, especially regarding his stance on illegal immigrants now in the U.S. and his acceptance of Common-Core principles in education.
As a practical matter, his stance on immigration is that “first and foremost” the federal government should secure the borders. Then he went on to emphasize that at present, “there is no plan to deport 11 million people.”
Since that’s the case, and it won’t likely change, he opined that, “We should give them a path to legal status where they work, where they don’t receive government benefits … where they learn English and where they make a contribution to our society.”
What was most interesting however is that while Conservatives remain hostile, “His comments were met with a mix of applause and scattered boos from the crowd – a change from earlier in the day when just the mere mention of his name triggered a chorus of boos.”
The scenario struck home because there should be little doubt that any hard-line Conservative has very little chance of being elected POTUS. Much like the liberal left, they can’t attract more than 40% of the presidential vote at best. Which means that somewhere, somehow candidates must figure out how to gain strength with the 20%, and growing, independents in the middle ground.
Even Rush, speaking in another context yesterday, said pretty much the same thing, as follows: “Particularly now.  It's serious! We need to elect somebody who can do a bunch of things: Beat the left in an election and beat the left legislatively.  Other than that, all this is academic; we're just flapping our gums here.  But what I fear, the more full-fledged... I say "Republicans" as opposed to "conservatives."
Thus, he fully understands the Conservative problems and acknowledges that a way is needed to get Republicans foot in the door.
Two readers of the article made very astute comments in the same vein.
repealobama wrote: “I think a winning combination would be someone who is socially moderate and fiscally conservative.  Most people are worried about the future of our country financially with all the debt and would love to see someone take a stand to cut the spending.
BadEgg added: “I like that, a socially moderate fiscally conservative candidate. Where is that person? A socially liberal fiscally conservative combination would be even better.
So, what that means is the two who presently have the best credentials to give their party what’s needed are current idol, Scott Walker, and slowly but surely gaining Jeb Bush. 
On another topic, the relentlessly cold winter simply refuses to let up. reports that, “The unseasonable cold is expected to continue over much of the U.S., with some interruptions, and the latest GFS model forecast shows some snow for portions of all 50 states in the next seven days.”
Most of the comments following the article focused on global warming as an administration fostered hoax derived for self-serving political purposes. In fact, many of those adding their thoughts made erroneous politicizing their primary topic, citing such things as the president saying he visited all 57 states when campaigning. 
One reader listed other speechmaking gaffes, such as calling Europe a “country.” Saying Austrians speak “Austrian.” Hawaii is in Asia. Thinking we need more “Arabic translators” in Afghanistan so we can understand the natives, believing we have an “intercontinental” railroad, thinking the Constitution was written “20 centuries ago." Emma Lazarus raised funds to build the Statue of Liberty. Mexico was a nation before the US was even an idea and that the American army liberated Auschwitz.
However, as far as the “climate change” farce itself is concerned, reader remy A offered the best explanation by far, as follows: “Imagine that time on earth is a football field and each year is a blade of grass. Now imagine 60 minutes of hard-fought football has been played. Once the field is cleared we march out to the 50 yard line and pluck 125 blades of grass and then we use those blades, damaged as they may be, to guess the condition of the rest of the field. That’s us on climate — we’re guessing as to what a “normal’ climate is based .0000001% of Earth time. In no other science could you establish a baseline with .0000001% of information.”
Nonetheless, although remy A is precisely correct, he’s forgetting that when it comes to applying actual facts, this administration relies on the old Dean Martin line I’ve used several times in the past: “If you’re going to hit me with logic, I don’t want to chit-chat.”
That's it for today folks.

Friday, February 27, 2015


Sometimes, things you read have you laughing out loud, sitting there all by yourself. Unfortunately though, as humorous as today’s opening items are, when think of the damage to the public they reveal, they really aren’t very funny at at all.
Yesterday, Katie Pavlich wrote in that “Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in front of a Senate Armed Services Committee today that the terror threat against the United States is expanding and revealed 2014 as the deadliest year on record for attacks around the world. 
"When the final accounting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled," Clapper said, detailing thousands of attacks throughout the year.” 
At the same time, “Secretary of State John Kerry said in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the world is safer than ever from terror. 
"We are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally; less deaths, less violent deaths today, than through the last century.”
So, here we have the U.S. Secretary of State refuting facts presented by the individual responsible for tracking and recording terrorism as a full time job. Because the secretary sees his primary responsibility to be endorsing a political agenda, rather than dealing with hard data gathered by experienced, hands-on professionals.
Similarly, as far as factual information’s concerned, many news agencies carried the story that Oklahoma Senator, James Inhofe, tossed a snowball in the Senate chamber Thursday, using the stunt to emphasize his long-held belief that climate change is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”
Inhofe is the chair of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee. After a blizzard blew through the southern states in recent days, reaching Washington D.C., he took advantage of the snow to make his symbolic point that extreme winter weather disproves global warming.
However, this isn’t the first time he’s done so. After a winter storm in 2010, he and his family built an igloo, naming it after Al Gore.
On another, and repeating matter, it seems that the Republican party may be using Carly Fiorina to front attacks on Bill Clinton’s wife.
National Journal reports that, “Unlike every other Republican presidential hopeful at CPAC, Fiorina is uniquely able to criticize Clinton without having to worry about cries of sexism. ‘This is not leadership,’ she said of Obama. ‘Nor is it leadership when Secretary Clinton asks what difference does it make when our embassy is deliberately attacked by terrorists and four Americans are murdered,’ Fiorina said. ‘It makes all the difference, Mrs. Clinton, and the required response has never come.’ … ‘She tweets about women’s rights in this country and takes money from governments that deny women the most basic human rights. She tweets about equal pay for women, but won’t answer basic questions about her own office’s pay standards’ [Fiorina said] ‘Hillary may like hashtags, but she does not know what leadership means.’”
And, if that wasn’t enough about Bill’s wife yesterday, an article in National Review adds: “From the very first moments of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides were advised that the compound was under a terrorist attack. In fact, less than two hours into the attack, they were told that the al-Qaeda affiliate in Libya, Ansar al-Sharia, had claimed responsibility. These revelations and others are disclosed by a trove of e-mails and other documents pried from the State Department by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.”
Which means that there’s likely a reason for all the cash that the Clinton’s are raising all over the world, from any and all that'll give them a dime. Because the costs involved in buying all the ads and endorsements needed to cover up and smooth over the truth regarding Bill’s wife’s horrendous faults, weaknesses and incapability's are going to be an incredibly expensive proposition. 
That’s it for today folks.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Much clamor’s arising in the media regarding today’s vote on new Internet regulations. reports that the FCC’s two Republican commissioners have asked to delay the vote to allow more time for review. The changes would allow the commission to regulate the Internet like a public utility, setting new standards that require the provision of equal access to all online content.
Published items regarding the vote, however, indicate that the proposed regulation changes will likely be held up by court cases and lawsuits for several years to come before taking any real effect. But, nonetheless, this is another case where it came down to the wire before anyone in Congress woke up as another freedom was almost spirited away by the government. 
With little else changing much in the news, the Washington Examiner published an article titled, “Early Warning” regarding Bill Clinton’s earnings from speeches while his wife was in office, as follows:
“Bubba’s overseas buckraking raised eyebrows last summer, as reported by WashEx: “A joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clinton gave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. …State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill Clinton's proposed speeches did not object to a single one.”
Added to that is another article, this one from yesterday, saying, “The Clinton Foundation was on the defensive Wednesday after disclosing that it had accepted millions of dollars from several foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, including one donation that violated the foundation's ethics agreement with the Obama administration.
“Most of the contributions -- which had not previously been detailed by the foundation -- were possible due to exceptions written into the organization's 2008 agreement with the White House that limited donations from foreign governments, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the contributions. 
“But foundation officials acknowledged that they should have sought approval from the State Department's ethics office in one instance. In a statement to Fox News, the foundation said it had received an unsolicited donation of $500,000 to its Haiti earthquake relief fund from the Algerian government in 2010.”
So, with the next presidential election still almost two years away, the story's keep surfacing regarding Bill, his wife and money they glom. Which suggests that at the rate both of them are raking bucks in now, neither will be happy with the income cut caused by the chump-change earned as POTUS, despite all the perks and power of the job.
That’s it for today folks.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


I’ve wondered for a very long time, and have mentioned here often, that it seems quite confusing that American Jews vote Democrat as often as they blindly do. And especially so in the case of the president, who not surprisingly at all is currently doing his best to strike a deal with Iran that increases that nation’s nuclear threat to Israel and Saudi Arabia, also perhaps making Iran the most powerful nation in their region.    
Even more odd, when Israel needs support from the U.S., who immediately stepped up to help? None other than Republican leader in the House, Speaker John Boehner.
As a further step toward putting non-supportive Democrats in their place the Associated Press reports that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, turned down a meeting with Senators Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who on Monday invited him to meet in a closed-door session with Democrats during his visit. 
Netanyahu wrote: “I regret that the invitation to address the special joint session of Congress has been perceived by some to be political or partisan. I can assure you that my sole intention in accepting it was to voice Israel's grave concerns about a potential nuclear agreement with Iran that could threaten the survival of my country." And that, “at this time could compound the misperception of partisanship regarding my upcoming visit."
As far as the Iranian negotiations are concerned, Fox’s Bret Baier writes that, “The structure of the deal is being dramatically reframed by the Obama administration. As Bloomberg reports, gone is the idea of a grand bargain that would empower moderates and lead to lasting change in Iran’s leadership. This now appears to be just a temporary arms deal that could leave Iran at the brink of having nuclear weapon. That prospect looks different, though, after reading this piece from the Weekly Standard that lays out details of the funding of Al Qaeda operations. It is no wonder that Israel and Gulf State nations are worried. In a remarkable switch, these allies seem to be hoping for the ayatollah in Tehran to have a change of heart and turn the deal down. Because at this point, it seems the Obama administration is trying extremely hard to – in the president’s words – ‘get to yes.’”
The Weekly Standard piece Mr. Baier referred to is by Thomas Joscelyn to be released on March 2, 2015, as follows:
“Obama believes that the United States and the Shiite jihadists of Iran have a common interest in pushing back the Sunni jihadists of the Islamic State. If the two sides can just resolve the thorny issue of Iran’s nuclear program, Obama reportedly thinks, that will pave the way for détente, and possibly a de facto alliance against our mutual enemies. Indeed, the president entertains the idea that Iran can be America’s partner in combating Sunni extremism throughout the region.”
So, what’s taken place is that in six short years the president has changed U.S. allegiances in the Middle-East, cutting Israel loose and replacing it with Iran. Just like Chicago’s Reverend Wright has desired for at least the past twenty years that the president's been in his congregation. 
As far as Chicago itself goes, yesterday a very close presidential pal took a shot in the shorts.
Chicago CBS reports that, “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the first mayoral runoff election in Chicago history on April 7.”
The results are ominous for Emanuel not only because he failed to secure enough votes for reelection but, he “enjoyed a significant financial edge over his opponents. The mayor’s campaign raised $13.6 million for the election, compared to Chuy Garcia’s $1.4 million. He also received the backing of President Barack Obama, who supported Rahm in political ads and during an appearance in Chicago to declare the Pullman neighborhood a national monument.”
Thus, just like the results of the mid-term elections just past indicate, the president may be quite pleased with himself and his pen and his phone as he legislates all by himself. But at the rate Democrats are paying for his self-serving attitude by being voted out of office, his ink, his elected term and those of his fellow party members are all about to expire quite soon.  
That’s it for today folks.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Yesterday, a transcript from Rush’s radio broadcast focused on the host’s conclusion that Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, has found a method for overcoming leftist bias in the media. The example Rush used was the recent  media bashing of Rudy Giuliani’s saying that the president doesn’t love America.
Rush sets the stage by saying that, “So, the standard operating procedure, media hears about it, first thing they do is act shocked and outraged, start bashing Rudy. 
“The next thing they do is go to prominent Republicans: "What do you think about what Rudy said?  Are you prepared to condemn Rudy Giuliani for saying President Obama doesn't love America?"  The setup is, the media is gonna make sure that other Republicans throw another Republican overboard, which, I cannot tell you how frustrated that has made me over these years. I've been doing this program 26 years, and I've watched it for every one of those 26 years, and I have watched Republicans dutifully comply.” 
It’s Rush’s belief that Republicans “do so 'cause they want to be in good graces with the media. But it doesn't get them in good graces with the media.  So after they throw the Republican overboard -- this is way it used to work, and may still, in isolated occasions.  After the media succeeds in getting other Republicans to throw Rudy overboard, they then go to Republicans a second time and say, "Will you now admit that Obama is somebody who loves America?" 
So they get a double whammy out of it.  They go to the Republicans to get a Republican to throw one of their own overboard, which has always worked, and then they go back a second time demanding that the Republicans validate the Democrat and say that the Democrat's a good guy, the Democrat is not what that idiot Republican alleged that got all this started.  This is how Republicans sell out their own and have been doing that for as long as I've been doing this.”
However, although these kinds of tirades against the media are Rush’s stock and trade, and have been from the beginning of his stellar radio career, in this case he may be overreacting a bit. Because, statistics show that the so-called “liberal’ media is not only steadily losing audience, some outlets are almost out of business altogether.  
According to, Friday, February 20th ratings show the following audience results:
Total day: FNC: 250 | CNN: 126 | MSNBC: 104 | HLN: 117
Primetime: FNC: 301 | CNN: 150 | MSNBC: 149 | HLN: 103
Which means that Fox outdrew its closest competitor by 2 –1 in both categories and Turner’s HLN by almost 3 times the audience size.
So, while Rush is correct in his analysis of how the leftist media tries its best to get Republicans to degrade and destroy each other, the listening audience is not only well aware of the tactic, they don’t even tune in to the left anymore. Which is another reason why the mid-term elections were an anti-Democrat landslide and Rush can stop worrying. Because on the other side of the coin, the president sets his party back immeasurably worse every time he opens his mouth.
That's it for today folks.

Monday, February 23, 2015


Most top comedians know that, aside from the quality of their material, timing is everything.
And when it comes to jokes, one of the biggest in political history happens to be Secretary of State John Kerry, who is not only laughable but stays that way even though his timing is always awful. 
According to Jeryl Bier of the Weekly Standard, Kerry “continued to beat the drum on the dangers of climate change Friday, noting that "there is no Planet B." The secretary made the remarks at the swearing-in ceremony for Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom David Saperstein. He drew a religious connection to the issue of climate change, saying that "when it comes to the fundamental health of Earth, folks, we’d better stick to the Creator’s original plan." 
“Kerry said he and Saperstein had worked together on a number of issues in the past thirty years, including climate change.”
The problem for Kerry, however, is that it seems that apparently the Creator either didn’t properly fill him in on his plan for the climate, or what’s more likely, Kerry didn’t understand what he thought the heard.  Because, according to Boston (CBS): “The winter from hell is bringing people of all faiths together in Boston.”
What’s more, many of the Creator’s closest followers don’t seem to agree with Kerry’s global-warming preaching either because, “Reverends, rabbis and imams appear in a YouTube clip posted Friday by the Temple Israel of Boston called “A message from the clergy of Boston. . .,” directed at those sick of the snow.
“In this winter of record-breaking snow Boston clergy with a prayer. . . and a shovel,” the introduction states, before 13 religious leaders take turns offering words of support from different corners of the city.
“Boston has received 99.9 inches of snow this winter, its second-highest total in recorded history. The unprecedented snowfall has devastated public transportation, collapsed dozens of roofs and made life generally miserable for residents stricken with snow fatigue.”
Which leads to the biggest question of all, which is why anyone in the public eye like Kerry would keep babbling the same incorrect information time after time when anyone simply looking at snowdrifts outside their window knows otherwise. 
Kerry, though, isn’t the only Democrat that has problems with reality contradicting positions foisted on the voting public. As can be seen in today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife. 
Brent Scher on February 23, 2015 reported in the Washington Free Beacon via Fox that, “Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a champion of women in the workforce, but women working for her in the U.S. Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of her Senate years’ salary data.
“During those years, the median annual salary for a woman working in Clinton’s office was $15,708.38 less than the median salary for a man, according to the analysis of data compiled from official Senate expenditure reports.”
“The analysis compiled the annual salaries paid to staffers for an entire fiscal year of work from the years 2002 to 2008. Salaries of employees who were not part of Clinton’s office for a full fiscal year were not included. Because the Senate fiscal year extends from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, Clinton’s first year in the Senate, which began on Jan. 3, 2001, was also not included in the analysis.”
Mr. Scher concludes that, “The salaries speak for themselves. The data shows that women in her office were paid 72 cents for every dollar paid to men.” And that, “Clinton herself has raised the issue, saying last year that there is still “more work to do,” and that 20 years ago women made just “72 cents on the dollar to men”–a figure identical to the gender pay gap in her own Senate office.”
Which leads to the same circumstances as almost every other subject concerning the Clinton’s. Very rarely does anything either one of them says have anything to do with reality, facts or the truth. 
That’s it for today folks.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


There’s lots of noise being made in DC about funding the Department of Homeland Security whereas its $40 billion budget runs out  onFeb. 27.
Fox reports that, “Governors in both parties meeting in Washington this weekend warned of economic and security concerns should Congress fail to resolve its latest budget standoff. Republicans, however, want to use the issue as an instrument reflecting their opposition to the president's granting of amnesty to almost 5 million illegal aliens.
After all is said and done, though, a little research shows that, also according to Fox, “A department shutdown would have a limited impact on national security. Most workers across agencies, including the Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection, fall into exempted categories of workers who perform work considered necessary to protect human life and property and would stay on the job in a shutdown.”
Furthermore, although “all personnel involved in administering grants would be furloughed, including Federal Emergency Management Agency workers who make grants to state and local governments, fire departments and others to help them prepare for or respond to various threats and emergencies, there’s plenty of leeway in this area too, as follows:
“According to a FEMA spokesman, during a lapse in funding, grants for major disasters and emergencies would be processed only if the requests were determined to be necessary for the protection of life and property. FEMA could also acknowledge -- but not process -- requests from governors for presidential declarations of emergency that are not deemed necessary.”
So, when you boil it all down, might there be some inconvenience? Probably, yes. But when you research all the fine print, there really isn’t much risk, if any, in delaying the department’s funding. It’s just more headlines about politics as usual.
Then, this morning, after I dug my car out for the third time this week from under the latest snowfall, I did some quick research to see what the latest poll show about global warming. Because it sure isn’t warm around here in NY and hasn’t been all through the long winter.
Sierra Rayne writes in that; “The latest poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press shows clearly that Americans don't really care about global warming.  Out of 23 public priorities, global warming ranked second to last, just ahead of the vague "global trade" priority.
The details show that, “Only 15 percent of Republicans ranked "dealing with global warming" as a top priority for the president and the Congress in 2015, placing it dead last by a mile among all priorities for those on the right side of the political spectrum.”
However, “Even Democrats didn't rank global warming as a high priority, putting it mid-range among the 23 options.  Independents ranked global warming second lowest among the options, tied with "supporting scientific research" in the basement of the priority list.
“Age wasn't a major player, either. The 18- to 29-year-old group ranked global warming as the fourth lowest of the 23 priorities, the 30-49 year old cohort ranked it second lowest, 50-64 year olds placed it fourth lowest, and the 65+ age group ranked it second lowest."
Therefore, Ms Rayne concluded that, “Whether it is the young or the old, or those on the right or left of the political spectrum, Americans simply do not rank global warming as a high priority.”
But, that likely won’t deter the administration because most people don’t like anything else that it does, but that doesn’t matter to the president either and never did.
That’s it for today folks.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Rudy Giuliani continues to take heat, particularly from Democrats, as he tries to explain his controversial comments that President Obama doesn’t love America.
On Friday the former NYC mayor said that he believes the President has been influenced by communism and socialism. “Look, this man was brought up basically in a white family, so whatever he learned or didn’t learn, I attribute this more to the influence of communism and socialism” than to his race, Giuliani told the Celeste Katz of the NY Daily News.
Giuliani continued, “I don’t (see) this President as being particularly a product of African-American society or something like that. He isn’t. Logically, think about his background. . . The ideas that are troubling me and are leading to this come from communists with whom he associated when he was 9 years old” through family connections."
Ms Katz further reports that, “When Obama was 9, he was living in Indonesia with his mother and his stepfather. Giuliani said he was referencing Obama’s grandfather having introduced him to Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party.”
The article registered with me, however, because it goes on to note that, “The former mayor also brought up Obama’s relationship with “quasi-communist” community organizer Saul Alinsky and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright,” both of whom I’ve referenced numerous times over the past four years regarding the president’s beliefs and allegiances.
Giuliani, set off a national firestorm when he told an exclusive gathering of conservatives, pols and media figures on Wednesday night: “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that this President loves America. He doesn’t love you. He doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up: To love this country.”
What was most interesting though, is that while Mr. Giuliani pulled no punches, speaking out quite clearly on a subject that many agree with, particularly regarding where the president’s allegiances lie, others tried to dissociate themselves from the former NYC mayor.   
The host of the “21 Club” get together, “billionaire Republican John Catsimatidis, distanced himself from Giuliani’s remarks, saying “I wouldn’t have said it. I respect the position of President.”
However, what the billionaire said is illogical because, it's far more than likely that just about all those finding fault with the current incumbent “respect the position of President.” But that doesn't mean they cannot find fault or completely disagree with and/or mistrust the individual holding the office.
At the same time, White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked about Giuliani’s comments and said he felt “sorry” for him, saying, “It’s sad to see when somebody who has attained a certain level of public stature, and even admiration, tarnishes that legacy so thoroughly.”
Earnest went on to say, “And the truth is, I don’t take any joy, or vindication, or satisfaction from that. I think, really, the only thing that I feel is sorry for Rudy Giuliani today.”
In the meantime, though, while listening to Earnest in press conferences is ordinarily a total waste of time whereas he most often dodges question or answers incoherently in blind adherence to whoever gives him instructions, his credentials seem far below what one would except from one in his position. 
According to Wikipedia, “Immediately following college, he worked in the 1997 Houston Mayoral Election for Lee Brown. Earnest served as a congressional aide to U.S. Congressman Marion Berry from 2002-2003 after working on Michael Bloomberg's first mayoral campaign. He then joined Senator Obama's presidential campaign as Obama's Iowa Communications Director. He also later served as Obama's Texas Communications Director during the primaries. He then served as the principal deputy press secretary to Jay Carney, replacing Bill Burton, occasionally filling in during press briefings and hosting West Wing Week, the president's "video diary" of the week.”
So, as far as depth of experience goes at the national or White House level, this guy Earnest has no real substance at all. Which explains why so much that he usually says sounds like totally disassociated gibberish. And whereas he has no personally achieved basis for determining fact from fiction whatsoever, he simply spouts what he’s told, not even aware that he sounds like a fool.
That’s it for today folks.

Friday, February 20, 2015


From the outset, one of the most critical problems with the health care tax was that it was to be administered by the government via the IRS. Because, there's simply no way that outmoded, incapable, conglomeration of bureaucrats could possibly do an effective job. They just don’t know how, and never will.
Therefore, it's no surprise that while according to the administration, about 11.4 million people signed up this season, errors in tax information mean that nearly 1 million people may have to wait longer to get their tax refunds this year.   
California, which is running its own insurance market, just announced a similar problem affecting about 100,000 people in that state.
Fox News reports that, “The Obama administration revealed Friday that it sent about 800,000 customers a tax form containing the wrong information, and asked them to hold off on filing their 2014 taxes. 
The self-inflicted bungle follows weeks of administration officials touting a successful enrollment season -- one that saw far fewer technical glitches than the rocky launch in late 2013.”
However, aside from technical inability to administer the health tax, even the enrollment figures were misstated.’s  Avik Roy writes that, “We also can’t predict whether or not the uninsured fraction will be higher in 2015 than it was in 2014. But if we carry forward the more generous Kaiser estimate of 57%, and combine it with the 84% retention rate, we can estimate that about 5.4 million previously uninsured individuals would be enrolled in Obamacare’s exchanges by the end of the 2015 enrollment period, based on current figures.
Needless to say, 5.4 million is not as impressive as 11.4 million. And it means that  the White House is being deceptive when it claims that there are 11.4 million sign-ups “thanks to the Affordable Care Act.”
What’s more, as far as enrollment goes: “Basically, the main people signing up for Obamacare exchange coverage are the ones who most heavily benefit from the law’s complex subsidy scheme: those with incomes near the poverty line, those with expensive diseases, and those nearing retirement. Most others are staying uninsured.
"For all of the disruption that Obamacare has caused, it’s worth noting how few people the law has helped."
Which is perhaps why last Fall, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said, “it wasn’t the change we were hired to make.”
Which brings us to today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.
Fox’s Chris Stirewalt writes that, “Hillary Clinton’s family foundation has decided to continue accepting money from foreign governments and oligarchs, despite the practice having been revealed in a series of damning reports. The organization announced that it might reconsider “should Secretary Clinton decide to run for office,” which is a pretty funny thing to say about a woman who is hiring staff, picking out a headquarters and who has been seeking the highest office in the land for the better part of a decade. If there were some concern about the ethics of what is clearly a shady practice, wouldn’t the correct answer be to stop now and consider resuming if Clinton opts not to run?”
Now, Mr. Stirewalt’s a very bright, well-informed guy so it’s probable that his last question was facetious, or perhaps, rhetorical. Because, as he and everyone else even remotely aware of the Clinton’s attitude toward money in any amount knows their mantra is to grab it when and wherever they can and worry about the consequences, if any, when they’re caught red-handed.
That’s it for today folks.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


A friend sent an email yesterday showing photo’s of Jordan’s King Abdullah II reacting to the recent ISIS attack on his nation. Below is some of the text.
The fist picture was accompanied by the following: “ISIS put a captured Jordanian pilot in a metal cage, poured gasoline all over him, set him on fire, and filmed it. They then released the video to the world, showing how bad they were.  What they DIDN’T think of was what little, poor, broke Jordan would think about it.  Jordan’s king is totally fired up about it.  He’s declared war on ISIS and says that they will fight until the last round has been sent downrange.  ISIS MIGHT want to be concerned that burning the pilot alive was a very bad idea.  Forget macho Vladimir Putin, tough guy from Russia. You see, King Abdullah II is also a military pilot who today led an attack on ISIS:
Further photo's regarding Jordan's monarch show that, “Oh, he also rides a Harley Davidson."
“AND he was trained at Sandhurst, the esteemed British Royal Military Academy.  He is specifically qualified in special warfare and has ensured that Jordan has the best equipped and most highly trained special warfare troops in the region AND he is a qualified jumpmaster:
“What the King is, is a total warrior, a stud and he leads from the front: not from a golf course.
The last picture shows President Obama holding a mug of beer and saying, “Gee, I wish WE had a leader like that…”
Then a few minutes later, a link on Drudge led to an article from CBSDC/AP in Washington that began, “NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley would like to see President Barack Obama act like Jordan’s King Abdullah II when dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
“In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the TNT analyst was asked who he would like to meet today and he answered with the Jordanian king. When asked why, Barkley said it was the actions he took in response to ISIS burning alive captured Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh on video.
“Because I think his actions when they burned that kid alive, I thought his actions were heroic. He was like, ‘No, you cannot do that to my people.’ I wish President Obama was like that sometimes. I do. I think that is the way we have to treat ISIS,” Barkley told Sports Illustrated. “We can’t keep thinking it will go away. I thought it was heroic what Abdullah did.”
Further along, Sir Charles said, “I am paying close attention to the political situation. I have always voted Democratic. But I like some of the Republicans this time around. I like Chris Christie. I like Jeb Bush. I like those guys.”
And when asked what he thought about Hillary Clinton: “Well, I just told you I was thinking about voting Republican,” Barkley said laughing.
That’s it for today folks.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Over the past few days, a recurring theme has been how critical applicable experience and knowledge are to those holding public office, particularly regarding governorships and especially, the presidency. That's because it’s not public speaking ability alone that’s required for job effectiveness, it’s hands-on prior similar success and proven capability.   
Furthermore, as also mentioned previously, performing the managerial requirements of effective governance not only prepares individuals for similar, or bigger, jobs but teaches those in those positions about what’s needed in support personnel and associates. Because, if one’s holding office have no personal expertise or experience, they can neither choose, evaluate or assess subordinates at any level below them effectively.
That premise became quite clear this week, when State Dept. Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf  said on MSNBC's Hardball, regarding terrorism. "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether –. We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them.”
Now, as a practical matter, Ms Harf’s suggestion that a solution to defeating ISIS might be offering jobs to terrorists -perhaps flipping burgers or washing cars- her idea may be presently impractical. Since at the moment half the nation here is also unemployed as well.
However, on a personal level, Ms Harf may well go down in history as having uttered words similar to others remembered well world-wide, supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon learning that the peasants had no bread.
According to Wikipedia: “The quotation, as attributed to Marie Antoinette, was claimed to have been uttered during one of the famines that occurred in France during the reign of her husband, Louis XVI. Upon being alerted that the people were suffering due to widespread bread shortages, the Queen is said to have replied, "Then let them eat brioche.”
On another issue, the media’s still reporting full blast on the coldness that’s developed between the White House and Bibi Netanyahu, who will be addressing Congress in March at the invitation of Speaker John Boehner.
However, while support of Israel shrinks regarding the administration, Adam Kredo of, reports that, “A controversial U.S. Muslim leader who has been highly critical of Israel and said that the Jewish state should be on the "suspect list" in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks participated on Tuesday in a White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) that featured Vice President Joe Biden.
“Salam Al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), tweeted out a photo of himself at the White House with Biden and bragged, "We joined VP @JoeBiden for a discussion at the @WhiteHouse #CVESummit which kicked off today." 
“Al-Marayati has been viewed as a controversial figure due to past statements characterized by his critics as anti-Israel and soft on terrorism.” Such as, “"If we're going to look at suspects [for 9/11], we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what's happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies," he said in a radio interview shortly after the attacks in 2001, according to the Los Angeles Times.” 
So, all its taken the administration is six short years to displace Israel as a U.S. favored nation in the Middle-East. A relationship that began under Harry Truman in 1948.
And then, today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife.
The Wall Street Journal reports that, “The Clinton Foundation reportedly is seeing an increase in contributions from foreign governments after ending a self-imposed ban on such donations, raising new ethical questions as Hillary Clinton prepares for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.
“Citing the foundation's online database, recent donors to the foundation include the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Oman, Australia, Germany, and a Canadian government agency promoting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. 
“The foundation instituted a foreign gifts ban in 2009 after Hillary Clinton was named Secretary of State by President Barack Obama. The Journal reports that the ban was not a total one, and some donations were permitted after receiving the approval of State Department ethics officials. Hillary Clinton re-joined the foundation after leaving the State Department in 2013 and has fronted a $250 million endowment campaign.”
The most interesting aspect of the short  article is that the word “ethics” appears twice. Because usually when that word is used regarding either Bill or his wife, it has an “un” in front of it.
That’s it for today folks.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Aside from the extremely bad news the president received regarding his attempt to grant amnesty to 5 million or so illegal aliens, there isn’t very much new going on today.
As far as the illegal’s go, reports that a “federal judge late Monday halted President Obama’s deportation amnesty, ruling he overstepped his powers in trying to grant legal status and “benefits and privileges” to millions of illegal immigrants, in a stunning decision that chides the president and throws the White House’s plans into disarray just a day before applications were to be accepted.” So, it seems like it’s back to the drawing boards on that one.
The lull in the news, however, provides time to return to the premise made here yesterday regarding basic qualifications required for those seeking the presidency of the U.S.. Because, as history’s proven, especially recently, the damage an unproven amateur can befall on the nation is beyond disastrous.
First and foremost, although political belief is at the core of presidential candidacies, the nation doesn’t run on theories and ideological beliefs, Continued presidential success depends primarily on managerial capability, knowledge and experience in similar circumstances.
For example, $18 trillion dollars in debt can’t be repaid or reduced by talking or theorizing about it. Debt reduction derives only from curbs in spending, budget decreases and dedicated, continual payments toward the outstanding balance. Governors of large states know how to do that.
Job opportunity doesn’t derive from government plans or programs. Gainful employment stems from entrepreneurs, business investment, overall economic growth and unencumbered opportunity. Rising tides raise all boats, including economic ones. Governors of large, successful industrial states know that.
Success in business, or government, also depends extensively on leader's ability to attract, train, promote and retain the most highly qualified individuals available. Which means those at the top must have a clear, accurate and comprehensive understanding of what their subordinates responsibilities entail. Otherwise, underlings can cause extensive damage to the entity, or give competition a clear, unwarranted advantage. Successful managers of large business entity’s know that, as do governor’s of large productive states.
Clear, comprehensive communication is another critical factor in business or government success. However, “communication” doesn’t mean platitudes, barbs and canned rhetoric blown through a bullhorn or microphone on a podium. Communication is two-way, with feedback heard and learned from. Successful business leaders and governors of large thriving states know that.
While the list goes on to include innumerable aspects of what’s required to “manage” a commercial enterprise, or government entity as well, regardless of the oratorical skills possessed by any individual, if the managerial experience, knowledge and capabilities don’t exist, success cannot be accomplished. And, as the last six years have proven unquestionably, when the one at the top has no skills, the only kind of success attainable is purely theoretical.
That's it for today folks.

Monday, February 16, 2015


Reading poll results, political expert’s commentary and listening to talking head’s pontificate regarding presidential candidates chances of capturing the White House in 2016 is amazing.
On one hand, America has become by far the greatest result and example that the world has ever seen of what people can accomplish in a free society. Accomplishment's have been huge in almost every walk of life while opportunity remains boundless. There is seemingly nothing Americans can’t achieve or overcome when they wish to.
Yet when it comes to their own government, these same individuals make and repeat horrendous mistakes of the most fundamental kind that exist. Because, while it’s the public that produces the wherewithal for politicians to employ to their own benefit -most often financial resources- those same politicians use those resources to curb, control and micro-mange those that produced them.
But, what’s far more dangerous is that there is no real limitation, except age and citizenship requirements, regarding qualifications for those seeking public office. While outstanding on one hand, whereas anyone can become a candidate, there is no requirement, or test, for capability. Which brings me to my point today.
For most citizens, should they have a serious problem or need of any kind, they ordinarily spend considerable time searching for the best solution. Be it a doctor, dentist, realtor, attorney, accountant, therapist or professional practitioner in any other endeavor, they’d demand references and evidence of success in similar circumstances. To take the risk of employing an unknown without proven credentials would be unthinkable.
For example, someone with any intelligence whatsoever would quite likely avoid a new surgeon who told them he’d never operated before, but has some ideas about how procedures could be accomplished cheaper and faster if the AMA would only approve this idea he came up with while thinking about heart transplants. However, even though he’d never operated before, he was brilliant, articulate, and presented himself far better then others in the field, his only drawback being that no one really knew whether his ideas worked or not. So why not give it a try? 
Yet, as ridiculous as the preceding premise is, in American presidential elections, voters allow this to happen.
Therefore, as a practical and logical matter, regardless of inexperienced candidates ability to enter the presidential race by law, the public itself should at least apply some basic logic. For those lacking similar experience, such as successful governance of a large, populous state, all that can be delivered by candidates is unproven hot air. And since any presentable, articulate, professional speaker can deliver undocumented clap-trap, until evidence of similar successful experience can be documented, unproven candidates should be avoided until they’ve done so.
Most Americans demand that much from even their auto mechanic.
Yet they’ll vote for some unqualified, inexperienced bozo who sounds good. And that, in and of itself, is beyond preposterous when it comes to selecting the president of the greatest nation on earth.
That’s it for today folks.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Scanning today’s news events doesn’t present very much worth commenting on. However, I’m still fuming over yesterday’s assessment by a “second former U.S. official” regarding Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s reaction to the letter he’s received from the president.
The U.S. official stated that “Mr. Khamenei’s failure to reject outright the possibility of a compromise on the nuclear file also raised hopes. “You don’t know how important it is for the supreme leader of Iran to actually write a letter to the U.S. It’s a sign he recognizes the country.”
Reading the official's statement  again has me sitting here wondering if I’ve drifted off into the twilight zone. And, since I know that hasn’t happened, the answer must lie within the comment itself. Which, right off the bat made me consider where this U.S. official obtained his education, particularly the part regarding his own country and it’s status in the world.
Apparently, this official is totally unaware that in any category you choose to consider the U.S. is by far the world’s leader. Be it the economy, military, education, even health care at the moment until it collapses under the health care tax, technology, innovation, integration, science and almost everything else.
However, until positions are backed up by hard fact, opinions are subject to speculation. So, here’s some data:
The United States' GDP was estimated to be $17.711 TRILLION as of Q4 2014. Iran’s was $945.5 billion, not even a drop in the comparative bucket.
Iran ranked 152nd out of the 189 countries surveyed in the 2014 World Bank’s Doing Business Report, while Heritage Foundation "ranked it last out of 15 countries in the Middle East/North Africa region, and its overall score is well below the world and regional averages." reports that, “In September 2012, the Iranian rial fell to a record low of 23,900 to the US dollar.”
A little more research out of curiosity got me to which notes that: “Led by $1.4 trillion in New York, the (GMP) of 33 U.S. metros surpassed $100 billion in 2013, as Austin, Columbus (Ohio), and Sacramento (Calif.) joined that elite club,” the report says. “In 2014, we project that Las Vegas and Nashville will as well.”
So, aside from the social backwardness of this pile of sand in the desert, it’s economy is dwarfed by a US city, New York. Which means that if the administration doesn’t want to confront our enemies for whatever reasons, perhaps they can call Rudy Giuliani who will probably be willing to take a couple days off from his business and shut Iran down for them once and for all.
But, whatever the outcome in Iran, its simply incredible that the people running the nation at present don’t understand a single thing about it or what it’s accomplished.
And then, an article on by Beckie Strum, Gabrielle Fonrouge and Bob Fredericks reports that “The Big Apple will be more like the Big Icebox this weekend.
“An arctic cold front packing dangerous winds of up to 60 mph could make it feel like it’s 20 below zero by Sunday — the coldest wind-chill factor since 1993’s “Storm of the Century,” forecasters warned.

“You better snuggle up,” AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines said, noting the arctic blast will blow through after another snowstorm slams the already hard-hit Northeast this weekend.”

Which makes me wonder that if the president has no plans for his retirement, maybe he and Tom Steyer can go into the commercial heating business and make another fortune for themselves.

That's it for today folks.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

BloggeRhythms’s Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee wrote about what appears to be an unbelievable state of events presently existing in US relations with Iran, as follows:
“Iran’s paramount political figure, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has responded to overtures from President Barack Obama seeking better relations by sending secret communications of his own to the White House.
“The Iranian cleric wrote to Mr. Obama in recent weeks in response to an October presidential letter that raised the possibility of U.S.-Iranian cooperation in fighting Islamic State if a nuclear deal is secured, according to an Iranian diplomat. The supreme leader’s response was “respectful” but noncommittal, the diplomat said.”
Which means that, after countless discussions, promises of concessions by the US, continuing alienation of Israel, permitting the Iranian nuclear development to continue, the tacit support of that nation as a leader in the region, and likely many other unknown acquiescence's, the Iranian’s are still pulling all the strings.   
But, the most incredible paragraph in the article says: “Mr. Khamenei’s failure to reject outright the possibility of a compromise on the nuclear file also raised hopes. “You don’t know how important it is for the supreme leader of Iran to actually write a letter to the U.S.,” said a second former U.S. official briefed on the correspondence. “It’s a sign he recognizes the country.”
As for myself, I write all day long, and done so for many years. However, I can’t come up with the words to describe how incomprehensible it is that the administration of the most powerful nation on earth, the US, thinks it’s a good thing that a two-bit desert hell-hole leader “recognizes the country.”
This situation has been handled upside down by the administration from the beginning and at other times could have been chalked off as a diplomatic error and forgotten. But, that isn’t the case. Because what’s happened here is that little desert nation is dedicatedly building toward the nuclear weaponry that will make it one of the most dangerous threats to the entire Middle-East and, eventually, the US. Aided and abetted all the way by the current US administration.
Item two is another case where the administration put itself on the wrong side of what hard facts and significant data clearly indicate.
Michael Bastasch writes on that “Yale anti-fossil fuel campaigners have indefinitely postponed a protest that was set for this weekend due to “unfavorable weather conditions and other logistical issues.”
Fossil Free Yale, a group pushing the university to divest itself from fossil fuels, told the Yale Daily News that frigid, snowy weather set for this weekend will mean their global warming protest will have to be postponed.
May Boeve, executive director of, the group that started the divestment movement, said “The fossil fuel divestment movement has grown exponentially over the last two years–now it’s going global. From the Pacific Islands to South Africa, from the United States to Germany, people are standing up and challenging the power of the fossil fuel industry. We know that fossil fuels are the past and clean energy is the future.”
Divestment, however, has been criticized by global warming skeptics, conservatives and even liberals. The American Security Project, a D.C.-based left-wing think tank, argued that divestment will “not cause any meaningful financial impact to fossil fuel companies, but could hurt the universities and colleges dependent on fossil fuel share dividends.”
Additionally, “The North East has been pummeled by poor weather and snow all week and Yale’s divestment rally is not the first global warming event to be cancelled. Earlier this week, a state legislature forum on global warming was cancelled due to bad weather.”
As often happens, the best summation came from a reader. oldwhiteguy4deuce wrote: “I wonder how they manage to smelt the steel used in those wind turbine towers? I wonder how they transport those towers to the sites they are on? I wonder when the idiots of this world will realize that the planet and all that is on it is carbon based. jeez, carbon based organisms trying to eliminate carbon. it really does not get dumber than that.”
That's it for today folks.

Friday, February 13, 2015


Following the blueprint set in Saul Alinsky 101, confusing issues to his advantage, the president went after Staples yesterday. Two major points made obvious were, Staples knows precisely how the US economy works, while the president either knows less then nothing about the US economy, or simply chooses to ignore the damage his policies are doing to it.
While the details are interesting, because they reveal so much about how the president despises a free economy, he particularly lashed out against CEO’s and business leaders who have cut hours in response to costly Affordable Care Act mandates which would force them to provide insurance for employees working more than 30 hours a week.
But in using Staples specifically as his target it seems he made significant error, because the company instituted its employee policy more than 10 years ago, before the health tax existed, and hasn’t changed their polices since.
In that regard, Rush presented a detailed overview :  

Item two covers another story involving money and one of its hungriest stalkers, Bill Clinton’s wife.
According to, “The charitable foundation run by Hillary Clinton and her family has received as much as $81m from wealthy international donors who were clients of HSBC’s controversial Swiss bank.”
Revealed identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva include several high-profile business magnates, including Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate and one of the foundation’s biggest financial backers, and Richard Caring, the British retail magnate who, the bank’s internal records show, used his tax-free Geneva account to transfer $1m into the New York-based foundation.
The issue has caused the Guardian to note that, “Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over growing economic inequality in the US and is expected to make the issue a cornerstone of her widely anticipated presidential campaign in 2016. However, political observers are increasingly asking whether the former secretary of state’s focus on wealth inequality sits uncomfortably with the close relationships she and her husband have nurtured with some of the world’s richest individuals.”

So, like always, if you can’t find Bill's wife but need her, just follow the money and she’ll be there.
That's it for today folks.


Thursday, February 12, 2015


A friend referred me to an article in the Washington Post last week about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s decision to speak to Congress on March 3, against the wishes of President Barack Obama.
The editorial’s purpose was to make clear that, “as the Obama administration pushes to complete a nuclear accord with Iran, numerous members of Congress, former secretaries of state and officials of allied governments are expressing concerns about the contours of the emerging deal…We share several of those concerns and believe they deserve a debate now—before negotiators present the world with a fait accompli.”
The editorial outlined three major areas of concern:
“First, a process that began with the goal of eliminating Iran’s potential to produce nuclear weapons has evolved into a plan to tolerate and temporarily restrict that capability.
“Second, in the course of the negotiations, the Obama administration has declined to counter increasingly aggressive efforts by Iran to extend its influence across the Middle East and seems ready to concede Tehran a place as a regional power at the expense of Israel and other U.S. allies.
“Finally, the Obama administration is signaling that it will seek to implement any deal it strikes with Iran — including the suspension of sanctions that were originally imposed by Congress — without a vote by either chamber. Instead, an accord that would have far-reaching implications for nuclear proliferation and U.S. national security would be imposed unilaterally by a president with less than two years left in his term.”
Those are not tactical concerns; they are urgent, strategic concerns with global implications.”
What the three preceding paragraphs point out clearly, is that step by step, and with a concerted effort the administration has methodically taken Iran from a potential regional threat and stood willingly by as that nation evolved into a dangerous nuclear world power. And in doing so, alienated Israel and its prime minister, effectively reversing the status of both nations within their region, and perhaps elsewhere in the world. 
Iran’s transformation took place without subterfuge, and with each step boldly taken, up to and including Iran’s stalling tactics in dismantling its nuclear capability. 
However, until Bibi Netanyahu accepted Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address Congress, no one stood up to the White House, although the president’s objective has been clear for two years now, or longer. And for those paying attention, the current evidence of the president’s intentions should be no surprise. Because those intentions were obvious long before he was elected the first time, dating all the way beck to his long-term relationship with Reverend Wright in Chicago.  
That's it for today folks

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Two items today, both brief and succinct but speak volumes about the president himself and his former sidekick, Bill’s Clinton wife. reports that: “President Obama on Wednesday opened the door to "limited" ground combat operations against the Islamic State, as he asked Congress to formally authorize military force against the terrorist network.
"The president, in a proposed resolution and a letter to Congress, underscored the "grave threat" posed by ISIS." 
However, here's the clincher from the President, regarding the group he continually labels “Junior League”: 
“If left unchecked, ISIL will pose a threat beyond the Middle East, including to the United States homeland," Obama said. 
Next, according to’s Paul Bedard, “Populist groups cheering "Run Warren Run," today released 2016 election polls from Iowa and New Hampshire showing Sen. Elizabeth Warren ahead of dominant Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters for and Democracy for America also found that 79 percent want Warren and majorities support her anti-Wall Street positions.”
So, once again the Soros supported has harpooned Bill Clinton’s wife who hasn’t been seem around very much lately. Wonder if she’s out getting herself jacked up in order to have some badly needed replacement parts reconfigured and/or reinstalled.
Just one more add-on from Fox’s Bret Baier, as follows: “In the president’s interview with Buzzfeed this week, he was asked about ISIS and Vladimir Putin and other world threats. But here was interviewer Ben Smith’s take: ‘Obama saved his sharpest words Tuesday for American companies who have not entirely embraced the spirit of the Affordable Care Act, his health care overhaul.’ Is it possible that the president used his ‘sharpest words’ to discuss American companies?”
However, what most likely happened is that in keeping with community organizer Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” the president threw in a total non sequiter. And by changing the subject, he confused the interviewer, while completely evading a question he didn’t want to answer, or couldn't perhaps respond to intelligently.
That's it for today folks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Viewing commentary from the administration, up to and including the president and sidekick, United States National Security Advisor, Susan Rice regarding the nation’s present status in conflicts in the Middle-East brought back memories of a gentleman I’ve referenced before:  Iraqi Information Minister, Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahaf, also known as “Baghdad Bob.”
Currently, the administration presents a profile of ISIS advances in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and now Yemen, as a “Junior Varsity” effort. Continually downplaying the growth of the terror group as one that is overrated as a potential threat, and no real threat whatsoever to the US.   
In that regard, Baghdad Bob did very much the same thing when he was known for his daily press briefings in Baghdad during the 2003 Iraq War.
Nearing the end of the conflict, according to Wikipedia, “His pronouncements included claims that American soldiers were committing suicide "by the hundreds" outside the city, and denial that there were any American tanks in Baghdad, when in fact they were only several hundred meters away from the press conference where he was speaking and the combat sounds of the nearing American troops could already be heard in the background of the broadcast.
“When asked where he had got his information he replied, "authentic sources—many authentic sources." He pointed out that he "was a professional, doing his job.
“His last public appearance as information minister was on April 8, 2003, the day before the fall of Baghdad, when he said that the Americans “are going to surrender or be burned in their tanks. They will surrender, it is they who will surrender.”
And, if I recall correctly, the last time he was seen on the air was when US troops entered his studio during his broadcast and carried him out by the shoulders and heels while he was still spouting his victory spiel.
Along the same lines of facts that don’t always seem to jibe with the administration's canned rhetoric, reports that “Snow sets historic records in Boston.”
The station notes that, “The seemingly never-ending snowfall gave Boston more than 73 inches for the winter, passing the 72.9 inches that fell during the winter of 1903-1904. 
“Boston also set a record with the most snow in 30 days with 60.8 inches.

“The previous record was 58.8 inches that fell before, during and after the Blizzard of 1978. However, this time, that record was set in 17 days, not 30.

"No city administration has ever dealt with this much snow in as short a period a time in history," Boston Mayor [Marty] Walsh said.” 

A reader, SerfCityHereWeCome porchhound commented: “Lessee...17 Fahrenheit equals 265 Kelvin, add them together and divide by 2 to average them out to 141 degrees in Boston today, then divide yards of snowfall by Boston's population to get per-capita snowfall, then...”
What’s just as interesting, however, is that in visiting today, The Old Farmer's Almanac's long-range weather predictions for 2014–2015 were found, originally posted at the end of 2013.

The forecast was, “and another teeth-chatteringly cold winter is on its way across the United States! 

"Colder is just almost too familiar a term," Editor Janice Stillman said. "Think of it as a refriger-nation."

Additionally, way back then they wrote, “With its traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts, The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation. The extreme weather will continue into Summer 2015, which is expected to be predominantly hot and dry.”

So, perhaps we might be better off if we all chipped in and paid for a subscription to the almanac for the president, Kerry and Gore. Because, although I didn’t look up the subscription price, it’s got to be substantially lower than the two or three trillion tax-payer dollars they're planning to spend on global-warming that, obviously, real experts say is never going to happen.
That's it for today folks.