Yesterday was interesting enough when it was reported that in a vote of 97-1 (the only rebel being one-eyed Harry Reid), the Senate voted to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).
It was expected that the House of Representatives would take up the issues next week. It only took one day for them to overwhelmingly override Obama’s Veto of Bill Allowing Terror Victims to Sue Foreign Governments – the first such rebuke to Himz-elf since he took office. The House voted 348-77 to overturn Buckwheat’s Friday veto of the bill. Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have long sought the right to sue Saudi Arabia for any alleged role in the attacks, which the kingdom has denied.
The White House has warned that the U.S. could ultimately end up facing lawsuits in foreign courts, putting American service members at legal risk, should the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act take effect – a view shared by many legal experts.
OK – now you understand the groundwork, which led to the following conversation between Granny and myself… Continue reading →
Sunday morning I received an email from Father O’Leary asking me the question posed in the title of this column.
I was referred to a column on Economy and Market entitled, Harvard Economist Warns “$700 Gold by Mid-2017″. While visiting the column, I noticed another column titled, “Property Prices to Drop 40%” (in actuality – it was an advertisement).
Well – for one – if “column” #2 is accurate then the Harvard Economist is an idiot – but we are getting away from the point of this post…
No, this is not a story of sexual perversion so if that is what you are looking for – just go find yourself an ostrich and… Oh – nevermind!
Over the past twenty-one years of broadcasting, I have been privileged to cover such subjects as YOUR Financial, Physical, and Spiritual well-being, education, news, Federal and local legislative issues, which will affect our future, political satire (with a twist), and editorial commentary on current events through the teaching of history.
Under normal circumstances and so-called ‘normal’ times, I would put forth the effort Continue reading →
The Federal Observer was born July 24, 2001 – a mere 50 days before 9/11, and next week we will be full of nearly every broadcast in the country re-airing as much footage as they possibly can, but…
For just one minute – let’s buy into the official story spun by Washington DeCeit… and pretend that it was a bunch of Rag Heads that did the dirty deed…
If in fact this was the case, then why are the American borders open to every damn one of their cousins who want to come to this nation and inflict their evil ways upon us? It’s like ‘Three Blind Mice’ – they want to “cut off our heads with a…” – well – you get the idea.
“…to realize the the problems of this world don’t amount to much. After all – we’ll always have muffins!” ~ Rick
For someone who is “manhandled” by her boss, I always thought that she was rather attractive.
As Craig T. commented in our initial commentary about Huma ‘severing‘ relations with the Weiner:
What are the chances that the whole debacle has been written, rehearsed, and laughed at by them before it was turned into the contemporaneously publicized vomit? It seems to me that they’re all going to hell as fast as they can. But who am I, shy of another idiot? As for Hilrod & Huma making each other’s carpet minty fresh…good, they’ll breed each other outta existence.
But let’s face it here, what the hell was a Muslim woman doing marrying a Jew in the first place. It was only a matter of time before she would cut his ‘head’ off – but then – he always was a dick anyway. Continue reading →
Well – this one is not really a fishin’ trip. Daddo and buddy – my 12 year old granddaughter Kit-Kat are heading to the coast for a few days to cool off in the Fukushima infected waters of Southern Californicate.
Watch for a few updates but nothing profound – unless Hillary drops dead of a Bern attack – then the fireworks will be runnin’ fast and hard in mass celebration.
I guess that I was long overdue – far more than I realized. Sitting out on the deck of a house just north of Morro Bay, California. The surf is pounding onto the beach – which is better than the pounding in my head that has been going on for too long.
Will I post this week? I don’t know. Right now – I don’t really care. On the 28th of June – I will remember 21 years of broadcasting. For what have I continued to do this? What has changed? What has improved in the United states and around the world? What have we lost? What have we gained?
Change? Not much for the good – if anything.
Improvement? Nothing that I have found to be acceptable.
Gained? Tens of millions of illegal invaders and mixed bathrooms for all to share.
It is no more for me to answer. It’s up to you.
In the words of Barry Manilow, “What am I doing here…?”
For the moment – I am not.
Oh – and my “fishing partner” above?… only in my dreams.
As I prepare to leave on my annual – uh – uh – fishing expedition (yeah – yeah – that’s what we call it) with my ‘Nam Brothers – I have put myself into overload – BUT it will be you who may not be able to handle it all.
I’ll be around from time to time to check up on who seems to get it – and who no longer gives a damn.
Which one will you be?
Watch your backs and keep the powder dry and your ‘instruments’ well oiled. I am packing and I come ready.
As you may have noticed – updates have been few and far between lately – other than the occasional political statement made through images. Well – I’ve got myself into another fine mess as I am doing clean-up, some minor repair work, landscaping and painting at my daughter’s home before we put it on the market.
Seems like we have been here before. My old team of Craig and Riley are working with me on this project as well – but it won’t be a long one. Should be done in about 4 to six weeks – then I am off to Calee-fornicate and Morro Bay for a week on an annual retreat with two friends from the Jungles of ’68 to ’70.
So why the pic of Snake with the eye patch? Apparently I damaged my dominant eye by using my smaller, traveling laptop for the past week. It felt somewhat swollen and painful to the point of general discomfort. Sometime during the night on Saturday, I must have rubbed it in my sleep – which exacerbated the situation and I awoke with a huge purple mark just off of my nose. Scared the hell out of me and the doc says that I need to not use it too much for the next few days – kind of stay off of the computer. I brought the Big Mac from the office – and I can SEE the damned thing – but still want to be careful for a few more days. Then we’ll get back to work.
Until then – just tune in to Life, Liberty & All That Jazz – won’t-cha? And I’ll TRY to be there everyday this week – but no promises. Life happens.
Oh – and one more thing. On Saturday (May 7th) I stopped by my old home to see Armando and his wife and to bring them a bottle of wine to celebrate. It was the one year anniversary of the day I closed the door for the last time on MY home and turned it over to some marvelous people. They have maintained my dream, decorated it beautifully and expanded upon my original plans.
Over the past few months, many of us have been watching the beautiful but ultimate end of one journey and the beginning of another. The story of Country Music entertainer, Joey Feek, her husband Rory and their now two year old daughter, Indiana has been a wonder to watch. Continue reading →
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.
Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.
According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body.
And so now the battles begin, and the RepublicRATS in Washington DeCeipt had better be on their guard. Let’s be honest – we already have three left-leaning women serving in the United States Supreme Court; Clarence Thomas who is still looking for pubic hair on a coke can; and John Roberts – who sold out to the Obama Administration (on ObamaCare) the minute he read letters to the Editor of the New York Times that swayed his vote.
So that cares for six who “serve.” I don’t know enough about the rest of them to be able to make a determined assessment – but we are in trouble.
Who will be chosen? Eric Holder? He’s making too much money in the private sector now. Obama can’t nominate himself (although Biden might like that). We could have an open gay nominated, but I suspect that there might already be some LBGT types up there already – besides – they already crammed deviancy up our wazoos anyway. HEY – about one of B.O.’s Muslim buddies to the Supreme Court.
YUP – that would just about guarantee Sharia Law in this nation.
We are doomed.
Statement from Mitch McConnell
Rest in Peace Justice Scalia. Have a glass of Chianti on us. You will be missed.
Men, Women and Manettes – I love you all! Finally – a gross image that got your juices flowing, but – but – but – where is that butt-head Snarky to disagree and tell us that, “Wikipedia tells ME that this is impossible! There is no way the three elected officials would ever stoop to such vulgarity.“
Well Snark-one – you lose buddy, because each of them do it WITH each other each and every day they are in session. Don’t believe me? Tonight is the State of the Onion address by YOUR boy from the South Side – except this time – they all be sticking it up our a….. Don’t you know – it’s an annual ritual. Continue reading →
~ Forewords ~
It has been a long time since I have had any desire to write any new columns for this publication, and frankly this is the closest that I am able to come at this point. You will soon understand why.
Earlier today, I received a phone call from a great friend and former contributor to The Federal Observer, Karen-Lee Bixman. Our conversation was comprised of catching up with the world around us – in other words – our families – among other things. Amongst the reasons she called me, was to thank me for having maintained her archives all these years (her last official submission was on January 28, 2004), as her now grown children are beginning to inquire of her work. While doing a quick archival search of our old files, the following column came before me, and while some of the details have changed, my sentiments persist. (NOTE: Due to some technical updates of this site, the old archives of the Federal Observer are no longer available.)
For those readers, who listen to my daily internet-radio broadcast, Life, Liberty & All That Jazz, you will have noticed my recent ongoing frustrations and anger over the direction of this nation, politically, financially and spiritually – sentiments, which I have visited before. The following I share with you, realizing that I am not alone in my feelings. (JB)
The following column was originally published on the first generation Federal Observer April 25, 2006 and subsequently republished in 2013. Some columns never go out of style. Tonight, I have made some minor edits – but nothing has really changed… Continue reading →
~ Forewords ~
The following post has been erroneously attributed to Chuck Yeager, a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot. However – on review, it has been established that Yaeger has never offered any such support of Mr. Trump. Another Urban Legend gone awry, HOWEVER…
… although we at the Federal Observer do not currently endorse ANY person currently attempting to take up residency at 1600, we thought, “sure, why the hell not?” – and so we post the following for your consideration. It will be up to you – the reader to investigate the accuracy of said post. (Editor) Continue reading →
I hate to use the term, I’m baaaaack!” – because I am not sure that this is where I want to be.
Over the next several days, I will get this site caught up with many submissions by our bank of contributors such as Ewart, Gaddy, Ross, etc – and much more.
My focus right now is on health – both mine from a physical and emotional standpoint – but equally as important – YOURS.
Keep on top of health related commentary, issues and counsel by visiting Dr. Kelley’s Victory Over Cancer site each day. THIS is where we can truly make a difference for all who care enough about themselves to get healthy, stay healthy – and get ready for the fight ahead.
I know, I know…. “but Bennett, this is just too incendiary. It’s politically incorrect.”
Well… let’s just say that I have never been too concerned about just who the hell I offended. My goal has always been to bring an alternative thought process to the table – and more importantly – a little something called TRUTH!
Thank you Donald Adair. You are still my inspiration over sixty years later.
What you are about to read (80 pages of book print) was written by Samuel Augustus Steel in 1914 – a mere half-century after the end of the War of Northern Aggression. The book was published by the The R. L. Bryan Company of South Carolina – yes THAT South Carolina – where the Confederate Battle Flag was just removed from the South Carolina State Capitol recently. Shame on them all!
“A nation that is ignorant of its past, is a nation that is ripe for deception and manipulation. Therefore, it is not what happened, but rather what people believe happened which determines the present actions of a nation.” ~ Warriors of Honor Continue reading →
Eddie:“I have no memory of ever being bit by any kind of bee.”
Slim: [interjecting] “Were you?”
Over the past year as I have completed a ten month long project of home restoration, I began to note something I had never witnessed before – not to the degree I have seen now – dead bees laying on the ground. Sometimes there is just one, sometimes several – and even on one occasion – several dozen. Continue reading →
May 31, 2015: My wife and I have had tickets for Phantom of the Opera at Gammage Auditorium since my birthday (a present you know), and so as beat as I am we left her house (hahahahah) at about 11:20 for a 1:00 p.m. curtain call. If you get their early enough – you are guaranteed a parking spot nearby.
I am now fully packed for my uh – ‘fishing trip‘ – yeah – that’s what I call it, so we were easy breezy, except that I had not been to Gammage in some years, so it took a bit of driving around the May pole to remember where it was. We made it in time for a great parking spot – but too early to be seated – that would be another 20 minutes or so – and God – I am tired… Continue reading →
Without a lengthy diatribe, suffice it to say that we am trying to get rolling again.
At the present time it is not easy for many reasons. We have posted numerous updates tonight, some of which date back to April 22nd of this year by writers such as Neal Ross, Michael Gaddy, Ron Ewart and Rick Biesada – along with a bit of off the wall humor as well – although it isn’t really very funny…