Sunday, December 23, 2012

Opinion: Why School Shootings Will Continue

In the aftermath of the recent Newtown Connecticut school shooting, in which 26 people were slain by a deranged gunman, the entire nation is mourning and asking what can we do to prevent these incidents from happening.

More often than not the proposed solution is to enact more gun bans, to make it harder for criminals and mentally ill people from getting guns.

Many are even calling for the outright ban of private gun ownership, despite this right being guaranteed by our Constitution. The logic is "if people couldn't get guns, then this couldn't have happened."

The only problem with this thinking is it won't work.

This logic is simplistic and wrong, because it fails to deal with the root cause of gun violence. It just is a feel good solution... something we do when we are frustrated and want to do something. Even though we all know it will not prevent these tragedies. We just want to do something.

The only gun control laws that have reduced crime are the right to concealed carry laws. All the others are just cosmetic laws that do absolutely nothing to prevent a determeined criminal or mentally unbalanced person from using a gun illegally.

We already have 25,000 gun laws. More laws won't stop this problem. We need to ask outselves what has changed, because 40 years ago... when guns were MUCH easier to get.... this sort of thing never happened.

Something is causing this besides "it's too easy to get guns." Because right now, it certainly isn't that easy. There is almost an inverse relationship. As guns get harder to get, we see more school shootings. And the places these things happen are the states with the toughest gun control laws, not the weakest. (Note... Conn. is rated as having the 4th toughest gun laws of all 50 states.)

If gun bans stopped gun violence, then LA, NYC, and DC would be the safest places in America, since they have the toughest gun laws. And Utah, Wyoming and Montana would rife with gun violence, since they have the laxest laws. But just the reverse is true.

So, what can we do about this problem? Making it harder for honest citizens to own guns won't solve the problem. Clearly, there must be some other cause for the alarming increase in gun violence.

The answer is simple, but will be very unpopular. In order to revesse this we need to change our culture. We need to raise children with stronger and safer values. This means we need to think hard about:

1. Violent video games (Grand Theft Auto, for example)
2. Violent rap music lyric
3. Medicating children rather than disciplining them
4. The glorification of violence by movies and TV
5. A permissive culture where anything goes
6. The erosion of parental rights
7. Our failure to teach ethics and civics in schools
8. Our failure to keep dangerous people locked up in prisons and asylums.
9. Boys growing up without fathers are much more likely to become criminals.

High School Rifle Club, 1946
While it has become harder and harder for honest citizens to buy and own guns, all those nine things have happened too. The biggest problem with "lets pass another gun ban" is that it won't work. It is just the knee jerk reaction of people who cannot think or who simply don't want to deal with the real problems.

Forty five years ago, when I was in High School, kids would bring their rifles to school on Thursdays for Rifle Club Meetings. And this was in NYC. No one got shot. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Barack Obama Depression Finally Hits NYC

"You didn't build it"
NYC, Dec 2, 2012. After four years of being relatively untouched by the Obama Depression, New York City is finally feeling the effects of the poor economic policy decisions made by this administration.

Despite the fact that NYC has a relatively modest unemployment rate of 9.9% the city seems to be struggling with rising costs.

Higher costs make it hard for businesses to stay open, because their customers just can't pay the higher prices.

The latest victim of President Obama's economic policy was the famed NYC landmark restaurant The Stage Deli, who closed their doors last week after being in business for 75 years.

The Stage Deli told us they just couldn't keep up with rising costs, and had no choice but to shut down. "We sell a very nice corned beef sandwich for only $23 and some people felt it was too much to pay for a sandwich and a pickle" one of their managers told us. "It even comes with a small side order of cole slaw. At that price, it's a real bargain here in NYC."

Even local billionaires are starting to complain about high prices in NYC. Thomas Merhman, a retired Lehman Brothers CEO told us "it's getting so you can't find a decent parking place for your Bentley for under $100 a day."

New York City is unlike most places in the country. Prices are so high here that you could qualify for food stamps if you earn less than $89,000 a year. A modest one bedroom apartment in NYC will often rent for $5,000 a month, A hot dog and a can of soda can cost as much as $8 from a street vendor.

Both the wealthy and the poor New Yorkers don't seem to mind the high prices, and they continue to support the Obama policies of higher taxes and spending. Obama carried NYC with a whopping 80% of the votes in last month's election.

Don't forget the Parking Tax
Stephen R. Goldman, another retired Wall Street billionaire told us "I really feel President Obama is right. Our taxes should be much higher. Just as long as he keeps giving us those wonderful green energy loopholes so we can avoid paying any taxes. I have a wonderful tax attorney, and he makes sure I never have to pay any tax."

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been hard at work making the city a nicer place for it's residents by banning smoking, sugar, salt, transfats and large servings of soft drinks.

"The city needs to be a great place for both rich people and poor people" he told us. "All the middle class can just move to New Jersey if they don't like it here."

Monday, November 12, 2012

Opinion: It Just Doesn't Look Good for the Republicans

Clearly, this election wasn't about the issues. It was about demographics.

The nation has changed a lot in the past few decades, and the GOP has been slow to catch on, and adjust their pitch accordingly.

Meanwhile, the Democrats have been right on top of it, and have campaigned on a theme that says "we represent you, and they don't."

And that's why Obama won despite all the historical precedent that says "a president cannot win if unemployment is so high."

Obama won because the issues didn't matter. Who you are is now more important than anything else.

The polls told us that most people thought that the economy was the most important issue, and that most felt the nation was heading in the wrong direction. The same polls also told us that most people thought Romney was the candidate better suited to deal with our economic problems. Yet Obama won.

Bill Clinton's "It's The Economy, Stupid" campaign theme in 1992 worked in 1992, but it just didn't work in 2012. Because we have a different group of voters today than we did twenty years ago.

 According to the NY Times and CNN exit polls, Obama won:

93% of black voters (which is actually LESS than he got in 2008)
85% of Muslim-American voters
80% of non-white voters
76% of gay voters
73% of Asian voters
71% of Hispanic voters
70% of people who say they have no religion
68% of Jewish voters
62% of unmarried voters
69% of urban voters
60% of young voters (aged 18-29)
60% of poor voters (incomes under $30,000)

In every group above, Obama won a huge landslide victory. Add them all together, and you have 52% of the vote, or a slim majority. But majority does rule, so that's all that counts in our system of government.

Obama had to win most of them, because merely winning half of them would not have created an electoral majority. He did what he had to do. He ran the table for every minority group and created a slim majority out of it.

If you aren't in one of those groups listed above, then there is a 90% chance you voted for Romney. The problem is our population has changed so much that a huge majority of Americans are now in one of those groups, so the Democrats can win every close election for the foreseeable future.



If you look at the very same exit polls you will see that the vote was evenly split on matters involving issues rather than identity. Roughly an equal percentage of voters though Obama would do a good job on foreign policy as thought Romney would. The same thing is true for handling the deficit, healthcare policy, the economy, "saving medicare" or tax policy.

So Obama forged a coalition of people who could identify with him, based on their personal situations, rather than on any political issues. A slim majority of our electorate voted for Obama because "he is more like us," rather than because they were happy about the last four years and his performance.

The nation that rejected Jimmy Carter's reelection bid in 1980 by a huge margin, narrowly reelected Barack Obama 32 years later in 2012. But the voters have changed a lot since then. The issues mattered more in 1980, and identifying with the candidate matters more in 2012.

The implications of all this are profound for the GOP.  Because they simply cannot change our culture with a clever election campaign.  It took the Democrats 40 years to move the nation to the left, and you just can't move it back with a few months of smart campaigning.

The campaign theme that worked best

This means that the GOP cannot campaign on issues anymore, because the issues might not matter. And if they try to run on an identity campaign ("we are the old white people") then they will surely lose in the future.

The one thing that the GOP cannot do is to try to pander to those groups that Obama won by large margins. Because if they do that, then they win very few new voters, and lose a great many of their existing voters.

I'd say that the Republicans are pretty much screwed now.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

He won: America Has Been Fundementally Transformed

President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has narrowly won his reelection bid as President.

A slim majority of the American people have voted for higher budget deficits, more national debt, more entitlements, higher taxes, same sex marriage and legalizing recreational marijuana.

The President promised us in 2008 that he would "fundamentally transform America" and he has delivered on that promise in yesterday's election.

Even if it was the only campaign promise he kept, he has really done it.

President Obama could not have done this alone. He had plenty of help from the fawning media, who successfully buried the news about his poor economic results, his staggering debt policies, and succeeded in playing down his many foreign policy blunders, especially the most recent one in Libya.

The media also did a great job of demonizing Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and portrayed this very decent man as a liar, and a "vulture capitalist" someone who was waging a "war on women" by opposing forcing  churches to distribute birth control pills. They had less criticism for radical Muslims who shoot 14 year old girls in the face for wanting to go to school in Pakistan, then they did for Mitt Romney for failing to want churches to provide free birth control pills.

Somehow a slim majority of the voters have been convinced that every bad outcome from policy initiated by the Democrats was "Bush's fault" and that without Obama's leadership "things could have been much worse."  It really makes you wonder how they know this, but they truly do believe it.

America has truly been transformed when a majority... even a slim majority... is so arrogant that they think "obstructing the president's wishes" are now a criminal offense. They didn't feel that way when they obstructed President Bush's policies for eight years, but they feel that way now. In fact, back in 2006 they claimed that "dissent was the highest form of patriotism" although once they got into control it is now considered an act of high treason.

America has truly been transformed when a majority... even a slim majority...think that we can continue to borrow, print and spend more money forever. Even though none of this seems to be working, they are convinced that this is the right way to go. A nation that used to care deeply about their children's future now passes massive debt onto newborn babies, so they can have more government benefits today. They have elevated selfishness and greed into an art form.

America has truly been transformed when a majority... even a slim majority... think that it is in our best national interest to have a submissive foreign policy that ignores our allies and apologizes to our enemies. Even going so far as to give a higher priority to aid for Hamas and the Moslem Brotherhood... over economic aid for Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

America has truly been transformed when a majority... even a slim majority... think that the biggest problems facing our nation today aren't jobs and economic growth... but legalizing marijuana and gay marriage rights. This just isn't the same America we grew up in anymore. It's like living in an alternate universe.

But the people have spoken.

Our system is based on majority rule, and a slim majority has decided that it likes this newly transformed America. So we will continue on this path for the next four years. And when things continue to get worse they Democrats and their allies in the media will just tell us "it could have been worse."

And it will probably work again in 2016, because America really has been fundamentally transformed.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ten News Stories That the Media Might Rediscover

Today is election day. This election is very close. Either candidate could win it. It could go either way.

If the Republican Mitt Romney, R-MA,  wins the election, then the leftist "mainstream" media will rediscover some of their news items that they used to report.

These are the things they have been ignoring for the past four years in their zeal to protect President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya.

But once we have a Republican president again... then these things will become newsworthy again:
  1. The Sad Plight of the Homeless
  2. Inflation is Killing Our Middle Class
  3. Afghanistan War Drags On - Cindy Sheehan Was Right!
  4. Where are the jobs?
  5. Highest Poverty Rate in 50 Years
  6. More Soldiers Killed in Fighting
  7. Nation Crippled by Record National Debt
  8. College Graduates Can't Find Jobs
  9. OWS is Back - And This Time They Mean It!
  10. Illegal Immigrants Pour Across Borders
Of course, if President Obama wins, then these stories will be suppressed for another four years.
Because that's just the way it works.

The problem with our media today is they no longer see themselves as journalists or even reporters. They are now advocates. People like Chris Mathews will freely tell you "my job is to make Obama a success." Somehow, they never felt that way about President Reagan or either President Bush.

When a Republican is elected President they feel their job is to turn the public against them. When a Democrat is elected President they feel their job is to prop them up, and make them more popular by selectively spinning the news for them.

The proof of this is that we have a President running for reelection today who has failed miserably, even at meeting his own goals. Yet he still has a 50-50 chance of being reelected.

Journalists or Obama Campaign Workers?
Without his solid media support, he would have absolutely no chance to win this election, given his poor job performance.

If Obama loses this election, then the media will continue spinning the news to make him look good, and ignoring all his blunders and failures. If Romney wins, then they will go right back to attack mode, like they did when GW Bush is president.

Every single item on my list will become news again.

Friday, November 2, 2012

President Obama Finally Releases School Records

Barry Soetoro (circled in red) and his classmates
Washington DC. Nov 2, 2012. After months of intense pressure from Republican critics, President Barack Hussein Obama. D- Kenya, has finally agreed to  release his school records from the kindergarten he attended in Indonesia.

According to the records just released, Barry Soetoro (the name he was using at the time) was a reasonably good student and was popular with his classmates.

Barry was also well liked by his teacher.

There are usually no grades given for kindergarten work, but the teachers do leave comments for the parents. Among the comments on Barry's kindergarten report card were:
  • "Barry works and plays well with others as long as they do things his way"
  • "Barry does an excellent job redistributing the crayons among all classmates evenly."
  • "He is highly religious and prays five times a day"
  • "Barry is forceful and assertive, and even told the the head master "you didn't build this school."
  • "Barry is ambitious, and plans to run for school president next year."
  • "He is very fond of dogs"
Unfortunately, President Obama is still withholding his Occidental College records and transcripts, his Columbia University records and transcripts, his Columbia Thesis paper, and his Harvard University records and transcripts, for reasons of National Security.

Of course, the most important report card for the President is the one for his performance during his past four years in office, and those results just aren't very encouraging.

President Obama has received failing grades in the Economy, on Foreign Affairs, in Job Creation and in Leadership Skills.

However, there was some good news for the President. He scored highly in Campaign Fundraising, Golfing and in Wealth Redistribution.

And he did win a Nobel Peace Prize immediately before escalating the war in Afghanistan and bombing Libya into submission.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Michelle Obama calls fat people a national security risk

Candy Crowley, 362 pound CNN Reporter
Washington DC, Oct 25, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama has repeated her claim that fat people a national security risk.

The First Lady sees obesity as a greater than the threat of terrorism or the threat of rogue nations getting atomic weapons. 

Many objective observers have noticed that the First Lady is a hypocrite for dining on lobsters swimming in melted butter and ribs slathered with barbeque sauce while criticizing others for being overweight.

Michelle Obama prefers pants with elastic waistbands, and her waistline clearly shows that she does not practice what she preaches.

Her critics have pointed to Michelle Obama's spread at her Super Bowl party last year, which was almost exclusively foods high in sugar and salt content. Another example of "do as I say, and not as I do."

The net result of her forcing public schools to serve food that children refuse to eat was a doubling of trash collections from school cafeterias, and a huge increase in children smuggling snack foods into our schools.

Michael Moore slimmed down to 418 pounds
If nothing else, the people on the radical left like Michelle Obama are hypocrites who demand that others follow rules that they themselves refuse to follow.

Former Vice President Al Gore, a professional global warming hoaxster, wants you to stop driving SUVs, because they emit too many unburned hydrocarbons and are bad for Mother Earth. But then he flies around in his private jet, which emits more greenhouse gasses in one trip than you car will in 30 years of driving.

But at least one Democrat Activist takes Michelle Obama's advice seriously. Michael Moore went on a crash diet recently and dropped 22 pounds to bring his weight down to a more flattering 418 pounds.

Mr. Moore says he plans to continue the diet until he reaches his goal of weighing "under 400 pounds."

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Obama Tries New Debate Strategy: Childish Insults

Take your pick. mature intelligent man or childish grinning idiot

Boca Raton FL, Oct 23, 2012. Governor Mitt Romney won the third and final presidential debate last night making it a clean sweep for the challenger. The debate topic was foreign affairs and the President completely failed to defend his own string of foreign policy failures and simply resorted to repeating "I killed Osama" a total of twenty six times in ninety minutes.

The Kenyan born President insulted, patronized and mocked his opponent rather than put across a constructive argument. His performance was rude and unpresidential. Obama seemed to be channeling Joe Biden, wriggling about in his chair, waving his hands dismissively and always – always – smirking and grinning in Romney’s direction. At one point Governor Romney got fed up and said "attacking me isn't a foreign policy."

In contrast, Governor Romney calmly endured the childish abuse and retained a serious demeanor all night. He looked like a Commander in Chief; Obama looked like a lawyer. After three debates we have heard absolutely nothing of Obama's plan for a second term. We have to assume he plans to do nothing different during his second term, which will guarentee the same poor results he had during his first term.

While the Obama camp and the faithful at MSNBC claimed victory as we expected they would, they also stepped up their calls for riots if the President lost the election. As the President's poll numbers have been sliding in recent weeks, the Obama fans have been ramping up their threats of riots and violence if the President loses the election.

Obama adopted the Biden debate style
Not only have Obama voters been making open threats that they will riot and cause mayhem, they have also been caught making direct threats to assassinate Mitt Romney, prompting the Secret Service to announce that it was “aware” of the threats and would “conduct appropriate follow up if necessary.”

With only two weeks left in the campaign, desperation is really setting in for the radical left.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Opinion: How to Fix The Illegal Immigration Mess

There really is a way to fix this problem, but it probably will never happen. It won't happen because there are too many powerful forces who actually WANT more illegal aliens here. 

And to be more specific... I am talking about the following special interests:
  • Labor intensive businesses who want cheap labor (like agriculture, construction, food service, and hospitality)
  • The Democrat Party who sees immigrants as part of their voting base. Their hope is to bring in as many as possible, then grant amnesty so they can vote for their candidates.
  • The Republican Party who also wants cheap labor help their business elements, especially those that are fighting unionizing efforts.
  • The Catholic Church for whom these people represent the only real growth they had lately. These are the people who fill their pews and have become their most devout new members.
  • The Hispanic Community in America, even those who are here legally, see this as a fast way to bring friends and relatives here to join them. Virtually 100% of these people want "immigration reform" which means amnesty, and this group is our largest minority now.
I say these are powerful groups because the vast majority of ordinary people, whenever they are polled, say they want illegal immigration stopped. And despite decades of debating this problem it just keeps getting worse. This tells us that these special interests are getting their way in preventing the routine enforcement of our law.

It is also important to remember that all politicians, whether they are Republican or Democrats, are whores, who will do anything they can to win votes. And they love having it both ways, so they will go "on record" voting for tough immigration laws but then never provide adequate funding to actually enforce the law properly. 

A good example of this is how they vote for a border fence, then don't vote enough funds to actually build it.

So while we all generally agree that legal immigration is a good thing, and illegal immigration is a bad thing, we can't agree on a solution to this problem. One side refuses any type of amnesty for those already here, and the other doesn't seem to want any sort of restrictions on immigration.

So how can we fix this mess?

The very first step is to reach a national consensus on what we actually want. This means we might even have to have a national plebiscite on the matter. We need to agree on how many immigrants we want admitted every year. And once we do that, we need to adjust our immigration quotas accordingly, then simply rigorously enforce the law that exists.

The key here is we must bring these people in legally and process them properly. The current free for all system must end. Unless we enforce our own laws, we will have no control over the number of immigrants flooding our labor markets, whether we are admitting criminals, or whether we are introducing diseases that were previously under control.  (if your ancestors came here through Ellis Island, then they were probably screened for TB and Influenza.)

Personally, I feel our immigration quotas are much too low. We actually need these people to come here, and by so many of them being illegals we are making assimilation more difficult for them. And that lack of assimilation is a problem that will come back to haunt us. We could end up like France or Germany in that regard, and that just isn't a good place to be.

We need these people because our birthrate is too low. Our children have children much later than we did, and they have fewer children.  And abortion has become widespread and commonplace.

The net result of this is that the ONLY real population growth we have is through immigration.

Without it we could have a negative population growth like Italy, Spain or Greece. And the net result of negative population growth is bankruptcy due to a shrinking tax base.

That last point is beyond dispute. If you WANT all these generous government benefits to continue, then you need a LARGER taxpaying workforce, and not a smaller one. This is just simple math, and not politics.


The solution to this problem is:
  1. Decide what you want to do
  2. Raise or lower the immigration quotas accordingly
  3. Enforce the Law rigorously
This solution is so simple that it probably will never happen. The problem doesn't exist because the issue is impossible to solve, it exists because we lack the will to fix it. Once we find the will, it can be fixed.

And no matter what you do, you really do have to make some sort of provision for "those who are already here" because mass deportations would just not be acceptable. 

Politically, I am what you might call an arch conservative, but I will promise you that America can not "round them up and ship them out." It just will never happen. We have to legalize those who are good citizens (which means almost all of them) then deport those who aren't, then slam the door shut and really mean it this time. We also need to raise our quotas to match what we actually want to come in every year, and not to what the special interests want.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

UPDATE! Today's Price JUMPS AGAIN!


San Franciso, Oct 6, 2012.  An unprecedented spike in California gasoline prices showed signs of easing on Friday, with some supply-stricken service stations preparing to reopen and retail rates poised to ease after topping $5 a gallon in many places.

This week's abrupt price spike blindsided the state's car-loving consumers and left some retailers in Los Angeles scrambling for supply, causing wholesale prices to surge and driving up pump prices by an average of 36 cents a gallon.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Gasoline Price up 244% Since Obama Sworn In

"I told you to buy a Chevy Volt. You just didn't listen!"

The average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas in California, a state which publishes their weekly gas prices on their official state government website, have soared to a new high of $4.57 per gallon.

The current price represents a 244% increase over the price in January 2009, when President Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, was sworn in. During the 2008 election campaign, the President had vowed to reduce gas prices for Americans. It would be accurate to say he hasn't met that campaign pledge, and has in fact gone in the opposite direction more than doubling the cost for Americans.

Of course, the President really has no direct control over gasoline prices but he can initiate policies that will drive the price up or down. President Obama's policy of banning new drilling off the east and west coast, banning drilling in the Alaskan ANWR region, and banning the Keystone Pipeline have created a domestic shortage of oil which increases our need to import more.

Prices in Santa Monica yesterday, October 4, 2012
Also, his inflationary policy of devaluing our currency ("quantitative easing") encourages foreign oil suppliers to demand more dollars for their oil. After all, if you keep making your dollars cheaper they have no choice but to raise their prices.

Those prices on the chart above are average prices for unleaded regular gas in California. In some places the prices are much higher, and naturally the higher grades cost a lot more too.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Taxpayers Spent $1.4 Billon for Obamas last year

Barack Hussein Obama lives like a king
Washington DC, Sept 30, 2012.  American taxpayers have spent $1.4 billion dollars on staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on their own royal family.

Do the math. That means we spend not just a little more... or even a lot more... but a staggering twenty five  times more entertaining and providing for our presidential family as the British do for their royal family.

We have always spent a lot of money on our first family, but the Obamas have taken this to new levels, smashing all previous records.

President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has the largest staff in our history, and they get paid the highest wages. Despite a well publicized wage freeze early on, the President has continued to give his staff huge raises making them the highest paid serving any president in our history.

He has dozens of appointed Czars who are well paid and completely unaccountable to anyone but him. And the President keeps Air Force One in the air almost constantly, which consumes thousands of dollars per minute. And a lot of the time these expenses are to transport him around for fund raising campaigning, and not for any intended official purpose.

How much sense does it make to take a $2 million trip to raise $1 million? Well, it makes perfect sense if the taxpayers pay for the expenses, and you get to keep the proceeds for your reelection committee.

This is another story that the mainstream media refuses to report. Taxpayer dollars are subsidizing Obama’s re-election effort when he uses Air Force One to jet across the country campaigning.

When the trip is deemed political, it’s customary for the president to pay the equivalent of a first class commercial ticket for certain passengers. But that doesn't even come close to covering the taxpayer cost of flying the president and his staffers around on Air Force One.

In effect, the President can buy his own reelection, using taxpayer funds.

Aside from a salary, the president gets a $50,000 a year expense account, a $100,000 travel account, $19,000 entertainment budget and an additional million for “unanticipated needs,"

Here is a some examples of other pricey taxpayer funded perks exclusively reserved for the president:
  • The president can to appoint high-paid staffers without Senate confirmation: Obama has 469 senior staffers and 226 are paid more than $100,000 a year. Seventy-seven are paid as much as $172,000 per year. He also has appointed 43 “czars.”
  • The president can vacation for free at Camp David: and each round trip made to Camp David costs the taxpayers $25,350. It’s also estimated that the combined transportation and personnel costs for a Camp David visit are $295,000 per night.
  • When the President and his family vacations, which is pretty often unless he is in campaign mode, he likes to bring along hundreds and sometimes thousands of guests. Some of these are personal friends, but most are campaign donors. This imposes huge costs on the taxpayers.
  • The president has a full-time movie projectionist in the White House theater. Projectionists sleep at the White House and are there 24 hours a day in case anyone needs to see a movie.
  • The president’s family’s gets certain travel and security expenses paid while vacationing. First Lady Michelle Obama drew flack from the media and irate citizens when it was disclosed that, not counting Saturdays and Sundays, she spent 42 days on vacation — within the span of one year.
  • The president’s dog gets its own high-paid staffer His dog Bo and his handler get flown to join the President on some of his vacations. Bo’s dog handler was paid $102,000, last year.
  • The president has his mother-in-law on the White House payroll as a babysitter for his two teenaged daughters! And she gets to go with them on every luxury vacation and lavish trip.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Opinion: Obama is wrong to apologize for our freedoms

Our President Barack Hussein Obama finds himself in the uncomfortable position of trying to quell Muslim violence through apology, rationalization, and denial.

Long after the Libyan terrorist attack in which our ambassador was sodomized and murdered he still calls it a spontaneous and random act, and not a coordinated act of terrorism. He still maintains that the mass murder at Ft. Hood wasn't an act of terrorism, but rather is an example of workplace violence.

Obama's first response to this brutal and inhuman attack in Libya, was to blame it on some film made by an American, which Muslims find offensive. The film maker was even taken in for questioning, and he will be very fortunate if he isn't eventually charged with some hate crime.

But this film didn't just happen. It has been floating around since July.

The terrorists used this film as an excuse to whip up a crowd, and make it seem like the attack was just part of the outrage over the film. And Obama took the bait. The simple truth was that there were demonstrations in 23 different Muslim cities over that film, but it was only in Libya that the demonstrators brought mortars and RPGs with them, and actually took hostages then brutally murdered them.

Also, it was no coincidence that this attack came on the anniversary of 911. Everyone understood this except President Obama, who still believes it was a spontaneous attack, caused by this film. Obama's response was to blame the film for inciting the violence, rather than blaming the terrorists. He effectively apologized for our freedom of speech, saying it had been abused.

Whenever there is some horrific act of Islamic terrorism committed, the people on the radical left fringe in America (i.e. the Democrats) are quick to remind us that every group has terrorists.

And they tell us that Christians are no exception.  Then they quickly mention Eric Rudolph or Tim McVie as proof that Christians are "just as bad."  Because those are the only ones they can find. This is supposed to somehow justify or excuse Islamic terrorism.

All reasonable people can agree that there are criminals in every culture and ethnic group on earth. And those criminals who are motivated by religious beliefs are often called terrorists.

Citing examples of a handful of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, or Buddhist terrorist DOES NOT negate the fact that intolerance and hostility towards others is a widespread belief among Radical Muslims, and a rare exception for everyone else.

Like everyone else, all Muslims are not the same. There are religious Muslims, and fundamentalist Muslims, and fanatical Muslims and some who just aren't that religious. Muslim clerics tell us that "not more than 15% of all Muslims are Jihadists."

Now think about this number. 15% of 1.5 billion means 225 million people!

And it only took 19 of them to kill 3,000 people on 911.

This also means that 85% aren't Jihadists. So their point is valid. they really are a minority. But this is a distinction without a difference when the entire civilized world has to worry about, and actively plan for, and devote extensive resources to defending themselves from this minority.

I should make this point clearer. In every case, terrorism is rare. Even for Muslims. However, only one culture actively approves, encourages, supports, and glorifies this behavior, while all the others condemn it.

I don't think you can deny that Islam encourages this behavior if you read their Qu'ron. There are many passages in it that extol the reader to behead infidels and beat their wives.

All religions have had things like this happen in their past, but every religion except Islam has undergone some sort of reformation. Islam still dwells in the seventh century... in fact Islam 100 years ago was much more tolerant of others than it is today. Islam has regressed, while other religions have moved forward.

Here is the critical differences between Islamic terrorism and terrorist acts committed by other groups:
  • Radical Islamic terrorism is inspired and led by their clerics, not by their secular criminals. This is terrorism sanctioned and encouraged by a religion.
  • Radical Islamic terrorism is much more common than terrorism done by other groups. So common that even their overall large population can't explain it.
  • Radical Islamic terrorism is celebrated, supported and encouraged by a LARGE minority of their people. Not the small fringe like other religions, but a LARGE minority.Polls taken in Islamic nations following 911 showed that large minorities, if not outright majorities of the people thought "America got what it deserved."
  • Just look at how each culture regards their terrorists. We hunted down Tim McVie. We tried him and convicted him of murder, then we executed him, and no one complained. Meanwhile, the most popular name for newborn males in Saudi Arabia following the 911 terror attack was "Osama." 
  • Compare how tolerant each group is. We can say anything we please, and Obama won't send a drone to kill us. At least not yet. We can own a Koran or a Torah and not get sent to prison. Our wives can drive cars, and wear sleeveless shirts... The Islamic culture of intolerance breeds an acceptance of terrorism by a large percentage of their people.
  • It probably should be noted that Radical Islam is at perpetual war with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheists, Agnostics, and even OTHER Muslims who aren't sufficiently devout. Their normal conversational tone is outrage. They truly believe that everyone else must conform to their ways.
  • In general, Muslims believe that their religion MUST be respected by all, while they give absolutely no respect to anyone else's religion. This is so arrogant, that it should make you sick.
  • Absolutely no one gets offended as easily as a Muslim can, and no one else thinks that being offended gives you the right to riot, burn, maim and murder. There were no Christians rioting when the liberals put a crucifix in a jar of urine and called it art. We didn't even riot when they demanded that the art be publicly funded. All we did is write angry letters to the editor. Quite a difference there.
Citing a few random acts of Christian terrorism is NOT a proper defense for the tens of thousands of violent acts committed by Radical Muslims in defense of their beliefs.

As far as I am concerned, defending these people is a crime against humanity.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Desperation sets in: "Yard Sales For Obama" Fundraiser

Washington DC, Sep 16, 2012.  As President Barack Hussein Obama's corporate sponsors see his poll numbers sliding, many are holding back on their financial support for the President's reelection campaign.

Their money is either sitting on the sidelines or shifting to the probable winner of November's election, Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The Obama Reelection Campaign has a new strategy for dealing with the erosion of financial support.

They have scheduled a new fundraising effort called the National Yard Sale for Obama, and have it scheduled for next weekend. Additional innovative fundraisers may be scheduled if the President's foreign policy failures continue, and if our economy continues to lose jobs.

Previous fundraising initiatives have included the Obama gift registry along with “skip a meal and send us the money instead.” If you want four more years of inept leadership, then you should set up your own yard sale to help raise money for the President's reelection campaign. If you'd rather have a change in leadership, then you know what to do.

Here's more on the new fundraising technique:





Saturday, September 15, 2012

U.S. Credit Rating Cut Again as Obama Prints More Money

"It didn't work before, but it might save my reelection bid"
Washington DC, Sep 15, 2012.  As President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is besieged by foreign policy failures abroad, failed economic policies at home, and sees his rival candidate Mitt Romney starting to move ahead in the polls, he has found a way to improve his reelection chances.

President Obama has ordered FED chief Ben Bernake to "start printing money as fast as you can," in order to create the illusion of some economic improvement, and flood the economy with cheaper money that might create more jobs.

The FED announced on Thursday that it would start pumping $40 billion in newly printed money into the U.S. economy each month until it saw a sustained upturn in the weak jobs market.

This strategy, known officially as Quantitative Easing, has worked before for the Kenyan born President. Printing more money creates a temporary boost in the stock market, since each dollar becomes worth less, and this creates a false sense of economic improvement.

Unfortunately, the overall effect of increasing the money supply is to devalue our currency, causing inflation and driving prices up over time for everyone. But the inflationary effect will lag by around three months, making this a good strategic move for Obama with an election less than two months away.

This will hit hardest on small businesses, retired people on fixed incomes, and all workers who do not belong to strong unions that can demand and get fat pay increases to offset the new higher prices. It will have the least effect on people who are dependent on welfare and food stamps, since both are indexed for inflation.

In other words, it shouldn't hurt Obama's political base as much as it will hurt Romney's.

In response, the ratings firm Egan-Jones cut its credit rating on the U.S. government to "AA-" from "AA," citing its opinion that quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve would hurt the U.S. economy and the country's credit quality.

In its downgrade, the firm said that issuing more currency and depressing interest rates through purchasing mortgage-backed securities does little to raise the U.S.'s real gross domestic product, but reduces the value of the dollar.

In turn, this increases the cost of commodities, which will pressure the profitability of businesses and increase the costs of consumers thereby reducing consumer purchasing power, the firm said.

In April, Egan-Jones cuts the U.S. credit rating to "AA" from "AA+" with a negative watch, citing a lack of progress in cutting the mounting federal debt.

Moody's Investors Service currently rates the United States Aaa, Fitch rates the country AAA, and Standard & Poor's rates the country AA-plus. All three of those ratings have a negative outlook.

This video explains how Quantitative Easing works, and how the FED is working hard to make sure that Goldman Sachs is profitable:


Monday, September 10, 2012

Vice President Gets Lap Dance from Old Biker Chick

Joe Biden tries to charm a potential voter
Seaman, OH, Sept 10, 2012.  Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop at a  diner frequented by bikers, cozying up with potential supporters in this crucial swing state.

He immediately headed to the counter, where he asked patrons of Cruisers Diner, "Can I borrow one of your bikes? They don't let me ride anymore."

"Probably not," the man responded. "Probably not," Biden repeated, laughing.

AP photographer Carolyn Kaster snapped a photo of the Biden sitting with a group of bikers called the "Shaddowmen" -- one of the members, a female biker, sat on the vice president's lap.

Vice President Biden is well known for his ability to charm voters from various ethnic groups and minority cultures. While usually well intentioned, his comments sometimes are often clumsy and cause controversies.

Biden praises Hindus for the quality of their donuts
While on a visit in New Hampshire in 2006, Biden told an Indian-American supporter that "In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India.

You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking . . ."

That remark created a firestorm of criticism for his patronizing manner. But Biden went on to explain that he has nothing but respect for Hindus who make and sell donuts.

Biden told us "They really do a great job, and they really make the best donuts."

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Presidential Quotes: Some Great, and One Not So Great

Ronald Wilson Reagan
President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, will probably be remembered for some of his most famous quotes.  
 And these will include things like:
  • "You didn't build it, someone else did"  
  • "The Cambridge police acted stupidly."
  • "I've now been in 57 states, with one left to go"
  • "When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Lets look at some quotes from some other American Presidents. These are men who got a lot of things done, and didn't spend a lot of time golfing and vacationing:

George Washington:  
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

Thomas Jefferson:  
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Abraham Lincoln:  
A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Theodore Roosevelt:  
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Franklin D. Roosevelt:   
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
 
Harry S Truman:
The buck stops here.


Gerald Ford
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.


John F. Kennedy:  
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

Ronald Reagan: 
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate.  Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Barack Hussein Obama: (speaking about the Republicans)
If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Democrats Want Barack Obama on Mount Rushmore

One possible treatment for an Obama monument
Washington DC, Sep 3, 2012. Despite his poor job performance, prominent  Democrat Party officials are now calling for President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, to be added to the national monument of Presidents at Mt. Rushmore, near Keystone SD.

"Forget about his poor results," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, told us. "He is still part black, he made history and should therefore be commemorated on a prominent national monument."

As President Obama enters the final weeks of his reelection campaign, his weak poll numbers are causing anger, bitterness and dismay from his loyal supporters. Ultra Leftwing political commentator Chris Mathews, D-San Franciso, is so upset that he is talking even faster, and doing a much better job of not allowing any of his guests to answer any questions he asks them.

President Obama has been most noteworthy for the improvement in his golf game and his lavish vacation choices, rather than any real accomplishments he has made in office. After almost four years in office, he has accomplished almost nothing, with the sole exception of legalizing gays in the military. In fact, every single problem that he promised to fix has gotten much worse.

His socialized medicine initiative will doubtlessly be repealed if he fails to win reelection and loses Congress in November's election.

20 foot tall chair, dedicated to Pres. Obama
Despite all of this, President Obama is still beloved by a large portion of our population because he brings diversity to the White House. No matter how badly he performs his job, he will still be popular with this group. This voting group cares little about actual results, unless a Republican president is in office.

As Clint Eastwood suggested at last week's Republican Convention, the Obama presidency can best be symbolized by an empty chair. And this analogy has seemed to have caught on with the American public. Empty chair memorials are popping up all over the country now.

The City of Martinsville, VA, a state that President Obama narrowly carried in the 2008 Presidential election, has erected a 20 foot tall empty chair as their Obama Monument in their downtown shopping area.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Democrats Plan Multiple Protests at GOP Convention

Code Pink Protestor
Tampa FL, Aug 26, 2012. As the Republicans are preparing for their convention next week, so are the Democrat protesters. The radical Democrats have vowed to move ahead with their plans, rain or shine.

Every leftwing fringe group is planning some sort of demonstration designed to disrupt the GOP Convention. The protesters plan to make it more difficult for the Republicans to get their message out by staging elaborate and disruptive protests that will draw media attention.

Code Pink says they will be there wearing their "vagina suits" to protest the Republican war on women. They believe that if they dress up in "big vagina costumes" undecided voters will rally behind President Obama this November. They will also protest former President Bush's war in Iraq, but not current President Obama's war in Afghanistan.


PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) will be protesting at the convention, because most Republicans aren't vegetarians. The fact that most Democrats aren't vegetarians too has no bearing on this. They aren't planning to protest the Democrat Convention.

Planned Parenthood
will also be protesting at the GOP Convention too, because they say most Republicans are opposed to abortions.They say they have proof that most Republicans refuse to terminate their pregnancies, and they find this offensive.

The AFL-CIO and SEIU will also be well represented outside the GOP Convention in Tampa. Their main complaint is that most Republicans refuse to pay unskilled labor $40 per hour, and refuses to give their employees unlimited job security. They also say it is unfair that some employers are asking workers to pay a portion of their healthcare insurance and pay into their pension funds.

PETA protests against Chicken McNuggets
The CP-USA (Communist Party USA) will be there protesting the GOP's failure to support President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya. They feel there should be no alternative option for voters. They have always been strong supporters of a one party system of government for the USA.

NAMBLA (National Man-Boy Love Association) will be protesting the GOP's hardline on child abuse, especially when it involves the same sex rape of minors. They find the Democrat Party much more tolerant of their lifestyle and their beliefs.

The OWS (Occupy Wall Street) movement has been resurrected for the GOP Convention by their managers at the DNC. They will be protesting against capitalism, student loan repayments, and the unfair distribution of wealth among all people on earth. Their spokesman Warren Buffett will be leading a protest against the very rich.

The NAACP will be out in force, protesting against segregated buses in Selma Alabama in 1953. They say even though these conditions have changed over the past six decades, they really have nothing else to protest about. So they are sticking with the theme that made them famous and put them on the map.

The Sierra Club will be protesting against Americans using electricity, and other forms of energy that are harmful for Mother Earth. They say that Republicans are the worst offenders in this regard, and many of them are addicted to fossil fuels and actually enjoy harming the environment. They feel that the GOP Convention is the ideal place to protest this.

OWS protesters are upset about Supply and Demand
Most on the radical left feel that the GOP should not be holding conventions and selecting candidates. They feel that President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, should be allowed to run unopposed.

They are offended that anyone would not want to reelect President Obama, who they see as one of their own kind.

While each protest group has their own specific theme, they are basically protesting democracy. They feel that only the Democrat party should be allowed to hold conventions and select candidates.

Friday, August 24, 2012

EXPOSE: Fake President Has Fake Followers on Twitter

Washington DC, Aug. 24, 2012. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has a Twitter account has with 18.8 million followers -  but at least three fourths of them really don't exist, according to reports.

A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama's crowd includes "fake followers," The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased.

"The practice has become so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, released a Web tool last month called the Fake Follower Check that it says can ascertain how many fake followers you and your friends have," the Times reports.

"Fake accounts tend to follow a lot of people but have few followers," said Rob Waller, a founder of StatusPeople. "We then combine that with a few other metrics to confirm the account is fake."
Notes the Times:
If accurate, the number of fake followers out there is surprising. According to the StatusPeople tool, 71 percent of Lady Gaga's nearly 29 million followers are "fake" or "inactive." So are 70 percent of President Obama's nearly 19 million followers.

The practice of buying followers is surprisingly easy. A Google search for “buy Twitter followers” turns up dozens of Web sites like USocial.net, InterTwitter.com, and FanMeNow.com that sell Twitter followers by the thousands (and often Facebook likes and YouTube views). 

Obama Follower, John Doe
At BuyTwitterFollow.com, for example, users simply enter their Twitter handle and credit card number and, with a few clicks, see the ranks of their followers swell in three to four days.

It generally costs between one and five cents to buy a follower. Celebrities like President Obama often buy followers to create the impression that they are more popular than they really are.

This can sometimes help sway voters who are undecided. They see this huge number of followers and think "he must be good, look at all the followers he has."

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Reelection Hopes Dim: Obama is stuck with Joe Biden

It's too late now. Obama is stuck with Biden
Washington DC, Aug. 18, 2012. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, got some bad news this week when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused his offer of "swapping places" with Vice President Joe Biden, D- DE.

Vice President Biden is well known for his affinity towards putting his foot in his mouth, and frequently says things that are incomprehensible, completely wrong, or downright offensive. According to informed sources, this was the main reason Obama selected Biden as his running mate. With Biden at his side, Obama would always look like "the smart one."

After a series of recent unfortunate gaffes, the President was persuaded by his advisers to dump Joe Biden from the ticket for the upcoming election, and replace him with Hillary Clinton.  But Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could not be persuaded to change places with the inept Biden to bolster the President's reelection chances.

Ms. Clinton polls significantly better than the gaffe-prone VP, and could have supplied the margin of victory for President Obama. Ms. Clinton told one of our White House sources "Why on earth would I want to go down with a sinking ship? In 2008 the Democrat Party selected Obama over me, despite the fact that I won more primary races with more votes. Now, they can dig their way out of this mess without my help."

Ms. Clinton and Angela Merkel swap Biden jokes
Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder, D-VA, shared his reaction to Vice President Joe Biden's recent series of verbal gaffes. Wilder doesn’t think it’s too late for Biden to apologize for the comments said in Virginia, but pointed out that Biden stated he was in North Carolina, “You’re in Virginia man. Get your act together.”

“This doesn’t help the president,” Wilder said. Although he has serious doubts that Biden could help Obama in the upcoming election, he said, “It’s not too late for Joe Biden to clean up his act.”

Wilder concluded, “[Obama’s] stuck. It’s almost like the tar baby. He’s stuck with what he’s got.”

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kenyan Village Prepares for Barack Obama Homecoming

Obama's grandmother Sara is planning a chicken dinner in his honor
Kogelo, Kenya July 31, 2012. The tiny western Kenyan village of Kogelo is anxiously looking forward to the return of their native son Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, after he loses the election in November.

"We are having mixed emotions about all of this," tribal chieftain B'zongo Umbaca told us.

"We are anxiously wanting to see our brother Barack back home, but we are also very disappointed that he will lose the election."

Our reporter asked the village chieftain why he was so certain that Obama would lose. "We are not stupid. We can see the same polls you can see. We have internet now. We read Drudge Report here in Kenya, and we can watch CNN on the television at town library," he told us.

"We just don't see how he can win. We know all his policies have failed, and he has created huge debts for his nation. The Americans were very kind to give him a chance, but it is such a pity that he wasted it playing golf and going on so many vacations," he told us.

"It is a big problem when Americans are coming to Kenya to find jobs because there are no jobs left in the USA. Barack really tried his best, but the gods were not with him. He have much bad juju. Too much for any man to overcome."

Obama's fourth cousin George Odour
"In Kenya we have a saying "umgowa g'nati bazongo kafries," which when translated means "he inherited a big mess of goat droppings."

"You see, Barack was not the smartest Obama son. He probably would have made a very good shepherd or farmer. It was too much to ask him to lead a big nation.  But we are still very happy that he will be coming home to live with us again. We are looking forward to seeing him with our hearts filled with joy," Chief Umbaca continued.

The President's step grandmother "Mama Sara" is planning a feast of freshly killed chicken when he comes home. "I know he probably would prefer dogmeat, but we don't eat dogs here in Kenya."

"This is a civilized nation. We are not savages like those Indonesians are. That is a bad habit he picked up in Indonesia, and you can blame his Indonesian stepfather for that," she told us.

Kogelo Dance Troupe rehearsing for the Homecoming Festival
"We are all praying for a miracle now. Maybe ACORN can do some voodoo magic, like they did for Al Franken. We are hoping for the best but are also preparing for the worst," President Obama's fourth cousin George Odour told us.

"If the worst happens, at least we will have our brother back home with us. That is not such a bad thing to happen. The whole village will be celebrating and thanking all the gods for his safe return."