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Thanks Kids for Paying Our Health Bills
November 29, 2009, 7:33 pm
Filed under: News Views

A special shout out to all the 20 and 30-somethings who are enthusiastically, albeit naïvely, supporting the Democratic upheaval of our health care system. My boomer friends and I are being enrolled into the system in unprecedented numbers as our age and health issues increase. We really appreciate you all hocking your futures for this bankrupt system. Medicare is up to at least 36 trillion in unfunded liabilities so far and that’s just one massive government (ie: taxpayer-funded) program.  Support it? You bet you will.



Sarah Palin “Confuses” Ex-Con Martha Stewart
November 22, 2009, 5:51 pm
Filed under: News Views

My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe I heard America’s most bland, boring, former jail-bird, Martha Stewart, call Sarah Palin “boring”, “confused” and “dangerous”. Now whether you like Palin or not even the mainstream media find her, based on their obsessive coverage, “interesting”. She certainly couldn’t be “boring” or the ADD national media would have dropped coverage of her in a skinny minute following the 2008 Presidential election. Let’s review: it was Martha who served time in prison. Wasn’t she the one “confused” about that insider trading deal? And “dangerous”?  Maybe Martha was referring to the danger Sarah Palin poses to liberal power. Martha, Martha, Martha…go home, have a glass of wine and start working on those all-important, homemade, wire Christmas ornament hangers. On second thought: have a bottle of wine and lighten up! But don’t talk stocks with anyone; you might get “confused”.



Health care: Liberals Taking vs. Liberal Giving
November 21, 2009, 8:43 pm
Filed under: News Views

Democrats in the U.S. Senate have voted to move forward with debate on the health care bill that will cost into the trillions, lead to rationing, raise premiums, cut Medicare for the elderly and disabled, fine those who don’t buy into their program, send them to jail if they don’t pay the fine and tax businesses (ie: employers) that make life changing, enhancing devices such as artificial limbs. And all this when 90% of Americans have health insurance and most like their policies! It ought to tell you something when Congress is so desperate for money that Democrats want to tax Botox (the Bo-tax) and other cosmetic procedures. Smile everyone!

Then again liberals are the caring people, the ones who have the big hearts and in Congress especially the really big wallets. But evidently liberals don’t like to spend much if it means spending their own money. Yours: yes; theirs no. When it comes to charitable giving, those who believe in big government give less than those who believe in limited government. Those from conservative states give more than their liberal counterparts. It reminds one of the quote often attributed to Margaret Thatcher: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”



Longer terms=Fewer Conservatives?
November 21, 2009, 6:47 pm
Filed under: News Views

A new Gallup survey indicates what we all know: we don’t think much of Congress. Their approval rating is abysmal: only 26% of Republicans and Democrats approve of the job Congress is doing and even fewer Independents think much of Congress. An interesting observation by American Thinker writer Larry Anderson: the longer a conservative is in Congress the more moderate they become. The longer a moderate is in Congress the more liberal. In Anderson’s words: “Your congressman may have kissed your baby or found your lost social security check, but odds are that if he has been in office for more than a decade…he is no longer a conservative.” Sure makes you wish for another groundswell for term limits.



The Joke’s on Newsweek/Feminism
November 19, 2009, 6:26 pm
Filed under: News Views

NY Times columnist David Brooks has labeled Sarah Palin quote, “a joke”. She continues to handle the onslaught of demeaning portrayals with with grace and dignity. Newsweek swiped a picture from Running World of Palin in shorts to put on their cover. Where are the liberal women denouncing the sexism? (I’m waiting…listening…reading…where are you?) Newsweek may be showcasing a buff Palin but they’re also showcasing the joke they and feminism have become. It’s also interesting: arguably the best picture they could have taken (since when did news magazines start ripping off other magazines’ pictures anyway? Can we spell “lawsuit”?) from Running World was an equally attractive Sarah in snug, below-the-knee jogging pants,  a gorgeous view of an Alaskan lake and mountains behind her, one hand on a stroller, the other holding Trig. Wonder why they didn’t use that one if they really wanted to swipe a picture from another magazine? Maybe that one would have been a swipe at pro-abortion feminists.

The Picture Newsweek Didn't Use



Go Rogue: Buy “Going Rogue”
November 18, 2009, 6:49 pm
Filed under: News Views

Sarah Palin’s book “Going Rogue” is officially on sale. Send a message to the mainstream media: buy as many copies as you can and share them with relatives and friends. Let’s make Sarah Palin rich!

 Whether or not you like her as a potential Presidential candidate, no decent American deserves the excoriating treatment the mainstream media aimed at her and her children. They wouldn’t dare mention anything negative about Sasha and Malia Obama.



Low Bow, Low Morale
November 17, 2009, 6:48 pm
Filed under: News Views

The President is off on another trip, this time to Asia to bow to the Emperor of Japan. He has also bowed to the Chinese Premier and the Saudi King! The deference to foreign royalty is certainly puzzling coming from Barack Obama, or maybe not. It’s another show of weakness that even seems confusing to those to whom he’s bowing. The President of the United States should bow to no one, and I hate to bring up race here, but why in the world would the first “black” President show such subservience to those in power? I just don’t get it.

The President obviously doesn’t have back problems to go that low. So while he’s jet setting around the world bowing to leaders, and in the case of Saudia Arabia and China, suppressors of the common man, the only place the President doesn’t have time to go is Afghanistan.

New Army surveys indicate the morale of our soldiers fighting the Taliban has fallen sharply.  President Obama, it’s time to live up to your primary responsibility: Commander-in-Chief. Maybe if Oprah got more involved so would our President.

12/16/09

I thought the President might really stick it to his critics and I’d eat crow: figured he’d make a surprise visit to the troops over Christmas. We’ll he didn’t. I don’t have to eat crow but that’s not much consolation. What we did get was a Christmas Day terrorist visit to the skies of the U.S.



Docs in a Box
November 15, 2009, 5:43 pm
Filed under: News Views

If you’re headed to your doctor’s appointment, take a minute during your chat with the doc to ask what he or she thinks of current health reform efforts. One of my doctors, foreign born, says America is rapidly becoming a nation of victims, lacking initiative. He says the American dream is still true: everywhere but America. Another doctor says physicians,  already forced to take reduced payments from bankrupt Medicare, will simply stop taking as many Medicare patients.

One survey says as many as 45% of doctors will consider early retirement or getting out of medicine altogether if current plans pass. And the Obama Administration insists there won’t be rationing? Dramatically fewer doctors, millions of new patients: if you don’t think there will be rationing maybe you need to try some new meds.



PR Bonanza for Terrorists
November 14, 2009, 6:50 pm
Filed under: News Views

President Obama says there will be inquiries by Congress into the Fort Hood massacre perpetuated by Islamic radical and butcher Malik Nadal Hassan.

Quoting the President:

“…all of us should resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theatre that sometimes dominates the discussion here in Washington”.

Uh, excuse me, but what does the President think will happen when the mastermind of 9/11, Kalid Sheik Mohammed, among others held at Guantanamo Bay, goes on trial in civilian, not military court? The “confessed” terrorist will be afforded the rights of an American citizen, in the city where more than two-thousand innocent people perished in the fiery hell of the twin towers collapse. Does the President not think THAT will turn into political theatre? Political theatre that allows Kalid Sheik Mohammed to blast America and glorify his horrendous ideology?

But Mr. Obama wants the world, the Arab world in particular, to like America.

Well, I’m sure when the 9/11 mastermind and other terrorists get their civilian trials and when the President finally shuts down the state of the art Guantanamo Bay prison, Islamic terrorists the world over will say, “Gee, aren’t those Americans magnanimous? Why don’t we emulate their democracy and stop slaughtering them and our fellow Mulims?” 

Civilian trials for the worst type of enemy combatants will make for great PR for terrorists and a greater recruiting tool than Guantanamo ever was.



Odd Couple (Palin/Obama) Expose Liberal Media
November 13, 2009, 6:51 pm
Filed under: Political Commentary

Who’d have thought it? Sarah Palin and Barack Obama together have done more to expose the left leaning media than decades of previous coverage by ditto writers and broadcasters. I use the term left leaning, but I know that’s not fair; actually, they’ve bent themselves backwards into contortions to destroy and demonize Palin and glorify and indulge Obama. And the American people, all too trusting, are waking up, noticing and getting angrier by the minute.

If we the people, the average Americans who for so many years trusted the big three networks, CNN and their demon news offspring (who, for  as long as TV news has been around, have taken their marching orders from the badly discredited New York Times) hadn’t noticed the bias, had thought journalists were objective, had thought they were the watchdogs of big  government and hot-shot politicians…well, we were wearing rose-colored glasses. We’ve taken off the shades and have seen the light and it’s a glaring, blinding light that leaves spots before our eyes.

It’s not that a lot of us didn’t know it and didn’t notice the liberal, Democratic bias of the national media. We’d get frustrated and then let it slide and go back to our trusting ways. Until we couldn’t ignore it any longer. Until it was sickening. Until it really slapped us in the face when we saw the blatant, over the top vicious cruelty intently and intentionally focused on Sarah Palin and worse, so much worse, against her children. I don’t think that prized voting block known as moderates and independents got just how awful, how prejudiced the mainstream media are when it comes to covering people who don’t fit in with “their” crowd: the liberal elites– until it came to Sarah Palin. Where was the equally tough coverage of Barack Obama? His background, his relatives, his associates and his children (who are off-limits to the obliging media).

Americans have been be too complacent when it comes to media coverage: letting it wash over them, catching bits and pieces here and there as they go about trying to make a living, getting kids to school, unloading the groceries, chatting on the phone, checking their e-mail, talking over the day with their spouses as the TV news anchors chat away in the background. But you’d have to be living in la-la land or under a rock not to notice the extreme variance in coverage of Sarah Palin compared to Barack Obama, who has been practically worshipped by a pathetically fawning media. A few of the mainstreamers are starting to wake up but they’ve been embarrassed into doing so by critics on FOX and talk radio. And let’s face it, if FOX and Rush and Beck and Hannity are as popular as they are the reason is that the mainstream media haven’t done their jobs. So thanks ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, etc. You did it! You brought conservative programming to the airwaves: long may it play!

And since I mentioned Rush, who can forget the firestorm of controversy when he was doing a stint at ESPN and dared say Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, who is black, was “overrated” and that, “The media have been very desirous that a black quarterback can do well—black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well.”

We all know the hysterical overreaction that followed that comment. No wonder everyone tiptoes around all “ PC”; we’ll never have an honest dialogue on race because anyone who dares to say anything the mainstream media deem unacceptable is usually drummed out of a job.

Allen Barra writing for politically liberal Slate came to Rush’s defense:

“But the truth is that I and a great many other sportswriters have chosen for the past few years to see McNabb as a better player than he has been because we want him to be. Rush Limbaugh didn’t say Donovan McNabb was a bad quarterback because he is black. He said that the media have overrated McNabb because he is black, and Limbaugh is right. He didn’t say anything that he shouldn’t have said, and in fact he said things that other commentators should have been saying for some time now. I should have said them myself.”

So, isn’t it just as obvious as the nose on your face that the mainstream media are not covering Obama as toughly as they should have or could have because a.) he’s not conservative and therefore b.) they want the first black President to succeed? Would they want a black, conservative president to succeed? Of course not. Where is the praise from the liberal media for the brilliant, black conservatives like Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell and many others? I think some of the most courageous people in the political arena are black conservatives. But they are either ignored or vitiated by intolerant liberals. It takes a lot of guts and character to be a proud, black, conservative.

Even if Barack Obama wasn’t your or my candidate because of his policies and liberalism we were proud of the process that elected him the first black President. It also drew attention to the fact that America is not the racist country that much of the rest of the world seems to think it is. But then, alas, he started to govern– or try to. Within mere weeks of the collective national swoon over his election Americans were waking up hearing Da-da-da-da…da-da-da-da: the theme to the old Twilight Zone TV series. What the heck is he doing today? How much did you say he’s spending? What’s happening to our health care system? Why is he making speeches denigrating our country? Why is he jetting off to Copenhagen with Oprah and playing round after round of golf but he can’t find the time figure out what to do about our troops needing support in Afghanistan? Excuse my language but Jesus H! This is just getting to be too much and Americans, conservatives, joined by heretofore wishy-washy moderates and independents are finally seeing the blinding light and it’s not Obama coming down from Mt. Sinai. It’s the glare of the danger he poses to our freedoms and not even the mainstream media can cover for him anymore.

Who needs them anyway? 

11/13/09