As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn’t any “more”. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.
It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let every one of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, “He was my friend, and I know where he stood.”
So, just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please know this:
“I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House!”
I came to this country in the mid-eighties as a political refugee. My father fought communist forces in Vietnam for the South Vietnamese military alongside U.S. armed forces. Following the fall of Saigon, our family fled the country by boat and spent nearly three years in refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines. We were consequently sponsored to the U.S. by a church and our family eventually settled in California.
When our family first arrived in the U.S., in an effort to help us assimilate, a man whom we all called “Dad” drove his van around town every Friday to take newly settled immigrants on a shopping trip to K-Mart. His wife would then make us dinner and we’d all watch a movie before he’d drop us back at our homes by the end of the evening, marking some most indelible footprints in my heart. I further benefitted from charitable Americans in the form of welfare, Medicaid, federal student aid, and a host of other entitlement programs I’d likely forgotten, which were made available to us to help us get on our feet by hardworking, taxpaying Americans. I became a naturalized American citizen and attended both public and private schools, and subsequently went on to achieve some career highs (and lows) in the private sector, all of which richly contributed to my road to achieving the American dream.
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama focused on reversing the growth of economic inequality in the United States and restoring the American dream. At the same time, he also announced his support for fast track authority that would limit Congress’s role in determining the content of trade agreements.
The president’s call follows on legislation introduced earlier this month to grant him fast-track authority as a way of forcing Congress to speed up its consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation pact with Latin American and Asian nations.
But Mr. Obama’s desire for fast-track authority on the T.P.P. and other agreements clashes with another priority in his speech: reducing income inequality.
This month is the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which significantly eliminated tariffs and other trade barriers across the continent and has been used as a model for the T.P.P. Anyone looking for evidence on what this new agreement will do to income inequality in America needs to consider Nafta’s 20-year record. Continue reading →
Mr. Obama, I address this letter to you concerning your recent statements pertaining to your belief Rush Limbaugh and Fox News are responsible for your being viewed as a caricature. Also it’s your statement you are being prevented from engaging with the rank and file Republicans and conservatives. I would like to disabuse you of those thoughts and beliefs.
First let me address your belief we see you as a caricature. A caricature (according to The Free Dictionary by Farlex) is a pictorial, written, or acted representation of a person, which exaggerates his characteristic traits for comic effect. It could also be described as a ludicrously inadequate or inaccurate imitation such as: he is a caricature of a statesman. In this sense and understanding of the word you can see you’re NOT viewed as being a caricature. You’re seen as being a JOKE: something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line. It can further be understood (in the same reference) a mischievous trick; a prank and informally as something not to be taken seriously; a triviality or as an object of amusement or laughter; a laughingstock. Continue reading →
We all know who he is, he knows damn well we know, at some level he actually agrees. Self-pity is the only thing he still has going for him. He’s managed to deprive the U.S. even of this last bit of suspense. His one expressed hope is that we will honor precedent and defer our call until after the 2014 elections, as if that would change anything. As he sees it, if he repeats as Enemy of the Year a year from now, it at least won’t be recorded as a twofer. Always a doggedly slow learner, he’s begun to appreciate the false allure of re-election success. Continue reading →
First off, based upon the anecdotes from those who have gone to the exchanges, the costs cited make the Affordable Care Act title seem Orwellian.
But based upon what happened with Medicare & Medicaid, I think we will see a runaway explosion of costs. Demand will outrun supply and, at least initially, physician incomes will rise. But as the overall costs soar, ‘controls’ will be slapped on by the government and the insurance companies and bureaucracies will expand, both public and private.
Later, physicians and other providers will see none of the increases and will have their reimbursements for every service decreased incrementally with each year or two. Ten cents here or twenty cents there on every service will be a small amount to any particular physician but multiplied through the system by the hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of such services everyday will amount to huge amounts of money. Continue reading →
William F. Buckley once said that he never heard Sen. Joseph McCarthy say anything that matched in viciousness the things that were said about him. I have only very rarely heard or read anything said by Republicans, conservatives or libertarians, that even come close to matching the vitriol that those from the Left spew about Republicans, conservatives and libertarians. What appalls me even more, is how rarely anyone from the Left criticizes even those most disgusting and horrible of statements.
Thus, we have Martin Bashir’s statement about defecating into Sarah Palin’s mouth. I saw no repudiation of it by leading liberal commentators. Were there any? Of course, he is now fired (or did he resign?) from MSNBC.
Meanwhile another obnoxious, lying liberal slob, Ed Schultz, comes out regularly with attacks on conservatives including Rush Limbaugh & Bill O’Reilly. He’s apologized to O’Reilly but this is just a continuing pattern by this guy. There can be no doubt that these attacks fall into that pattern and they are, obviously, said with malice aforethought and are not, simply, angry outbursts. Continue reading →
Obama has created a fantasy peace, just as with ObamaCare he created a fantasy healthcare program.
If you think ObamaCare is bad, just wait till you hear the new “peace” agreement that is due to be imposed on the Middle East over the coming weeks. Even if it works – a giant IF – it will make the world much more dangerous: Continue reading →
If no one else, WND, the New York Post, and now Fox News have started paying serious attention to an urban pastime known as “the knockout game” or occasionally as “polar bear hunting,” a phenomenon that has caused at least seven deaths and countless serious injuries.
The “polar bear” refers to the invariably white or at least non-black victim of a hunt by a young black male, usually one of a pack of the same. The hunters tend to prey on those who seem vulnerable. This includes old people, women, children, and, most often, clueless male liberals– like the Pittsburgh teacher seen in this video — who have trained themselves not to “profile” young black men even when they approach with malice in their eyes. Continue reading →
Was it the pioneer who rode horseback across the Midwest, settled in a wide-open space without paved roads, grocery stores or hospitals, and had to build his own home, cultivate his own food and educate his own children?
Or was it the less-adventuresome brother he left behind in an Eastern city who lived next door to a hospital, across the street from a public school and kitty corner from a grocery store — but in his later years could only get to work if he rode a public transit line and if the transit line ran on time?
I vote for the pioneer. He was not dependent on government. His brother was. Continue reading →
Before committing the blasphemous and daring act of openly criticizing Dear Leader, it is obligatory that I first purify my spirit by reciting Dear Leader’s prayer.
That way, the Black community doesn’t condemn my soul for placing critical thinking over Black solidarity. It’s common knowledge that Blacks who criticize Dear Leader are considered “sell-outs” while Whites are labeled “racists.”
Even the Congressional Black Caucus knows that Dear Leader is untouchable. Congresswoman Maxine Waters once confessed to a Detroit crowd:
“We don’t put pressure on the president, let me tell you why. We don’t put pressure on the president because ya’ll love the president. You love the president. You’re very proud…to have a black man [in the White House] …First time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us.” Continue reading →
The side-by-side comparisons of President Obama’s statements then and now are devastating. Especially the “period.” Period here is no punctuation mark. It’s a way of underscoring the word of the President of the United States.
For him to have made such unqualified assurances to the American people — not once but dozens of times — and for us to learn that he always knew that promise could not be kept — will haunt his presidency. He has impeached himself.
The president’s word has been called “the coin of the realm.” Well, we don’t have a realm, and we have far fewer coins these days. But the point is made: His word has value. Or had value. Continue reading →
How goes the captain of RMS Obamacare as water pours through the open holes and hatches of what was supposed to be a masterpiece of social engineering? How does he feel as the forward deck of his eponymous vessel sinks beneath the waves while the stern lifts high into the air — cracking the doomed ship into two?
Does he say a prayer for those he has condemned to an early death — like Edie Littlefield Sundby, who wrote an article (“You Also Can’t Keep Your Doctor,” WSJ, Nov. 4) describing how she has survived stage-4 gall bladder cancer for almost seven years, but how her existing medical insurance has been canceled effective Dec. 31 , leaving her with no hope of finding an affordable replacement through the government health exchange that would enable her to keep her lifesaving team of doctors in place?
Does he grieve for those condemned to live in straitened circumstances — forced to pay two, three or even ten times as much for the same or worse coverage? According to some experts, that may be as many as hundred million people by the end of 2014 when the employer mandate goes into effect. Continue reading →
Industrial Policy: Four years ago, the insurance industry decided to get in bed with President Obama to help him get his health reform passed. But as soon as things started to go wrong, guess who Obama blamed?
Soon after President Obama won the 2008 election, the big insurance industry lobby laid down its arms. Instead of fighting a government takeover of health care as it did in 1994 — it announced it would partner up.
“Universal coverage is within reach,” said Karen Ignagni, head of the America’s Health Insurance Plans trade group. And just as the president signed Obama-Care into law, AHIP teamed up with a big liberal health reform lobby, Families USA, to form Enroll America and “make reform work.”
But whatever goodwill the industry hoped to gain by this was short-lived. Once ObamaCare’s inherent flaws started to surface, Obama and his liberal chorus immediately pointed their fingers at evil insurers. Continue reading →
If you like your health insurance, tough. Progressives have long put their collectivist schemes ahead of individual liberty.
“If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance,” President Obama declared in his 2012 State of the Union address. The oft-repeated promise was one of the left’s central arguments in favor of Obamacare, a salve for the right’s painful warnings about the destructive effects of the law. And it was all a lie. Continue reading →
Scandal: In recent days, President Obama has claimed ignorance about spying on allies and the ObamaCare meltdown. How can it be this president is always the last to know whenever anything goes wrong in his administration?
Even though the NSA tapped the phones of German Chancellor Angela Merkel some time ago, President Obama claims he didn’t know anything about it until after an internal review he ordered earlier this year.
Why should he? After all, “the president doesn’t sign off on this stuff,” one official said. Continue reading →
There’s a reason for why education sucks and why it’s never going to be fixed, and that’s not the only hard hitting truths that George Carlin shares in this video. If what he says resonates with you then share it with your friends!