Friday, December 30, 2016

Saboteur

This is another thing Obama can add to his "legacy", the fact that his spitefulness is deliberately sabotaging Trump even before he takes office.  There are 20 days left till Inauguration Day - what damage will he do next?

I like what Roger L. Simon wrote: "One of the great mysteries of our times is why Barack Obama is still so popular.  His presidency achieved nothing, not even for his own core constituencies, and now, on his way out the door, he is doing everything in his power to make life miserable for Donald Trump, his voters, the American people at large actually, the state of Israel, naturally, and even the world.  And Obama has already made clear that he does not intend to go quietly after January 20.  He will make his views known loud and clear. Please, no."

All I can hope is that Trump and his team can reverse all the damage this petty man has done, and throw it all back in his face.  Among other things, I'd love to see Trump meet with Putin and end this new Cold War with Russia; discover that the real hackers were members of the DNC; prove to be a genuine friend to Israel; and successfully drill for as much oil as possible.

Whitman and Volvo


I had guessed that “The east and the west are mine, the north and the south are mine. All seems beautiful to me." was Walt Whitman, but I had to look online to learn that it's Josh Brolin who narrates this Volvo commercial.  His voice, the words, and the music, more than the car itself, make me stop and watch.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Lots 'o Links

This outrageous week is summed up nicely in posts at Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page.

As a bonus, here's an amusing analogy, from Flopping Aces:  "The 'Russian Malicious Cyber Activity – Joint Analysis Report' is pure nonsense. It outlines nothing more than vague and disingenuous typical hacking activity that is no more substantive than any other hacking report on any other foreign actor. This might as well be a report blaming Nigerian fraud phone solicitors for targeting U.S. phone numbers. DUH! Just because your grandma didn’t actually win that Nigerian national lottery doesn’t mean the Nigerian Mafioso are targeting your employer to hold you accountable for her portion of the bill."

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Obama Administration: Vicious, and Vichy

I was enraged when I read this. Are they kidding? "Kerry Rebukes Israel, Calling Settlements a Threat to Peace. 
WASHINGTON — In a harsh rebuke of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry declared on Wednesday that the United States cannot 'allow a viable two-state solution to be destroyed before our eyes.'
Mr. Kerry, in one of his last speeches as secretary of state, said that Mr. Netanyahu was allowing the agenda of the settler movement to define the future of Israel. But he said 'there is still a way forward if the responsible parties are willing to act.'
And he defended the Obama administration’s policy on Israel, citing what he called unprecedented military assistance and cooperation. 'No American administration has done more for Israel’s security than Barack Obama’s,' he declared."


Just how low can these people go in the 22 days they have left? It's not nearly soon enough for me. They are showing themselves to be the enemy, and any Jews who still insist on voting for Democrats after this are deluded and crazy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Obama and His Legacy

The only think missing from this Ramirez cartoon is the shameful U.N. resolution laying on that chair on the left.

Happy Retirement, Thomas Sowell!

Here is Dr. Thomas Sowell's final Random Thoughts column, which I've greatly enjoyed over the years.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Obama the Backstabber!

Note that the headline of this article is "Israel fears Obama will strike again": "David Keyes, a spokesman for Netanyahu, said Sunday that Israel has 'ironclad information' that the US worked with the Palestinians on the anti-Israel UN resolution."

"Kulanu leader Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon criticized U.S. President Barack Obama, saying, 'We've talked a lot about the significance of the Security Council resolution, but we need to take note of one thing: how our best friends in the U.N. turned their backs on us at the moment of truth. That's the most shocking part of the story.'"

Let's be very thankful that Donald Trump will be our President instead of Hillary Obama Clinton! And be thankful presidents can only run for two terms, because Obama Says He Would Have Defeated Trump for a Third Term.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Obama Lie of the Day

WH: Obama Has Done More For Israel Than Any Previous U.S. President.
Of course, this is obviously a typo. The newspaper meant to write that Obama has done more TO Israel than any previous president.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Obama's Anti-Israel Legacy

What an absolute disgrace this soon-to-be ex-President is! This is just unbelievable:  "The United States intended to allow the U.N. Security Council to approve a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, two Western officials said on Thursday, a major reversal of U.S. practice, which prompted Israel to ask President-elect Donald Trump to apply pressure."

So after 8 long years, Israel still can't trust Obama and has to appeal to a man who hasn't even taken the oath of office yet.  What a desperate situation.

He's obsessed with his legacy, and now Obama will go down in history alongside Jimmy Carter as the most blatantly anti-Israel Presidents.

Melodious Melodica!

Watch this unique version of The Nutcracker Suite performed by two guys calling themselves The Melodica Men.  A melodica, which I had never heard of till now, is like a harmonica and a piano at the same time.

Lots 'o Links

After another tumultuous week, it's nice to read the news and culture recaps at Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page.

Also:congratulations to Kellyanne Conway, newly appointed Counselor to President-Elect Donald Trump! She was the best thing to happen to his campaign, and she will continue to be a great asset in this role.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Argus Hamilton Quips

Here's Argus Hamilton's latest column full of his observations on the news, including this item: "President Obama held his final press conference of the year Friday before he goes on vacation to Hawaii. He sounded buoyant. Barack Obama came outside on Friday morning and saw that he was still president, and traditionally that means six more weeks of light interviews on late-night TV."

But this is no laughing matter: it's frightening to think of the damage Obama can still manage to inflict on us in his final 30 days in office.  This action today sounds like pure spite to me: Eyeing Trump, Obama takes new action to ban Arctic drilling.  What else does he have up his sleeve?

Wheel of Misfortune

I saw this Glenn McCoy cartoon over at Lucianne.com today.

Christmas in Black & White

The deliberate lack of Christmas lights and decorations here has been positively eerie. Last year was the first time I noticed the bleakness, but it's even worse now.  It's like going from color to black & white, and I remembered how drab and grey China was under Mao.  I thought maybe I was imagining things until I saw this Dennis Prager column today.  It's called Where Have All the Christmas Decorations Gone?  He blames it on secularism and writes, "When I compare blocks of homes without Christmas decorations with blocks filled with homes that have Christmas decorations, I think of my trips to the Soviet Union and other Communist countries. One of the first things that struck any visitor from the West was how gray everything looked. There was essentially no color – just as today’s decoration-free homes appear in comparison with those with decorations."

Sad -- they've not only taken the Christ out of Christmas, they've also taken the delight out of it. Our Hanukah candles will be the only light on the block.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Here We Go Again Saying Here We Go Again!

History keeps repeating itself, and people keep having trouble admitting it's terrorism. Today, a terrorist drove a truck into a crowd in Berlin: How Christmas market carnage unfolded: 'Afghan refugee' turned off HGV's lights and drove stolen lorry into shoppers at 40mph killing 12 and injuring 48 after first 'hijacking and killing the driver'.

Does anyone remember the attack in Nice, France this summer in which an Islamic terrorist drove a truck into a crowd? This must be the latest terrorist weapon of choice. Yep, ISIS is on the run all right -- right across Europe.

Also, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey was chillingly assassinated in an art gallery today, but remember: 'Obama brought a welcome sense of calm and stability to the relationship with Europe after the turbulence of the Bush era,' Mr. Robertson said."

Cuckoo Coup

These Democrats and liberals are nuts, sending death threats to electors pledged to Trump, and thinking their commercial full of nobodies can sway people. In case you missed it, the presidential election was on November 8, Trump won, Hillary lost -- and you fools should stop acting like the spoiled babies you are!  Shut up and get a life already, or start planning for the 2020 elections (which you'll lose if you keep this up.)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Hollow Heads

While watching the marvelous "The Hollow Crown" on PBS tonight, I thought of this latest self-destructive example of political correctness:   "Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers.
In fact, the chair of the department confirmed in a statement that the portrait was stripped from the wall by his students as 'a way of affirming their commitment to a more inclusive mission for the English department,' The Daily Pennsylvanian reports.
Additionally, Department Chair Jed Esty explained that the portrait was 'delivered' to his office and replaced with a photograph of Audre Lorde, a celebrated African American feminist and author, in a move that was intended to send a message to Esty, whose department agreed to replace the portrait several years ago.
Esty went on to confirm that the portrait of Lorde will remain in Shakespeare’s place until he and his colleagues can reach an agreement on what to do next, announcing the establishment of a 'working group' to help monitor the process."

Did this Audre Lorde write ever write great tragedies and comedies to compete with the language and the scope of William Shakespeare? These so-called students are cutting off their noses to spite their moronic faces.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Normal Vs. Abnormal

I like the 5 minute argument at American Digest titled "Within Living Memory: Norming the Perverted" - or as I call it, normal vs. abnormal.  At least I'm old enough and lucky enough to remember what normal was really like, whereas kids growing up today think this IS normal!

Lots 'o Links

It's Thursday, so it must be time for the news roundup, thanks to Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page!  (Keep your Pepto Bismol handy just in case.)
(Cartoon by Bob Gorrell.)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fiction Is Stranger Than Truth

The constant reporting on the alleged Russian hackers who supposedly caused Hillary Clinton to lose the election reminds me of the Muslim filmmaker who supposedly caused the "spontaneous riots" in Benghazi. I half expect Susan Rice to pop up on all the Sunday news shows again.

Red Line = Dead Line

Here's World Jewish Daily on Obama's culpability in Syria:  "When the Iranian army and its goon squads entered Eastern Aleppo and began murdering and raping men, women, and children, it was the United States that was standing idly by as a feeble, culpable witness. No greater crime can be lobbed at the failed presidency of Barack Obama than his inaction in Syria. He leaves the world an utterly more dangerous, disastrous place than when he took office."

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Grand Sleigh Ride

I'd never heard of pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, but after seeing this article and video, I want to know more!

Real Fake News

I just love this Gary Varvel cartoon, which I saw at Lucianne.com today! But it's too bad the newspaper wasn't open wider to show headlines about the faked 2012 unemployment data and the phony success rate against ISIS!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dump the Mumps

I thought the mumps had been eradicated, but it looks like I'm wrong:  "Mumps cases at a 10-year high, colleges hard hit."  That's just great.

Argus Hamilton Quips

You will enjoy the latest column of Argus Hamilton, whose comments on the current news includes this item:  "The California Assembly proposed a bill Monday to protect illegal aliens from being deported by President Trump by creating a sanctuary state. The next day, illegal immigrants told CNN that they were determined to stay in America and live free. All they have to do now is qualify for disability."

Friday, December 09, 2016

Regretful About Rudy

I was very surprised and sorry to learn that America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, had withdrawn from consideration for the post of Secretary of State.  It's a loss for our country. Trump's picks for his cabinet have been very smart until now, and I hope he will at least still consider John Bolton. Can you imagine the confirmation hearings for David Petraeus? Pro-Hillary Democrats will be positively salivating to get their hooks into a man with his own e-mail scandal!

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Closer He Gets to Leaving Office, The Worse He Looks

Obama is ending his Nobel Prize-winning Presidency with the same old obsessions and lies. He sounds desperate and petty, and he will probably turn out to be as obnoxious an ex-President as Jimmy Carter has been. I can't picture Obama leaving a gracious note in the desk drawer for Trump to find, the way GW Bush did for him, can you?

Item: "White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest castigated Congress on Wednesday for preventing the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba." Yes, keeping dangerous terrorists out of our country is a bad thing.

Item: "President Obama’s Deceitful, Deliberately Misleading Claims On Terror Are Dangerous And Irresponsible."  Yes, it's been a very peaceful 8 years.

Item:  "Now they tell us.  A new report on the economy finds that productivity growth is at a 50-year low and that much of the positive talk about the nation's financial situation in the last election, much of it coming from the administration, was a lie."  Gee, what a surprise. This is reminiscent of the lies about the unemployment rate right before the 2012 election.

Keep it up -- your "legacy" is looking more pathetic by the day!

Lots 'o Links

It's time for your weekly dose of internet medicine, thanks to Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Bonus: the word "hero" is bandied about all too casually these days, but John Glenn truly was a great American hero.  Godspeed, John Glenn!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Real Man of the Year

I wouldn't be surprised if Time already had a version of this cover ready to go with Hillary Clinton as its Person of the Year.

Here's Ben Stein's latest column, titled They've Gone Insane.  He says ""I just don’t get it. People are going insane about Donald Trump being president-elect. It’s beyond the wildest anger and fear I saw even about Richard Nixon, my hero. And, as I say, I just cannot see it."  Me neither.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

December 7, 1941 - A Date Which Will Continue To Live in Infamy

Go to this History Matters web page to listen to, and read the text of,  FDR's December 8 request for a declaration of war against Japan.

"..always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. . . "

Friday, December 02, 2016

He's Got a Secret

A secret deal, that is, and this time Obama's secret deal is with Australia: Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are.

Isn't that wonderful? Once again he is going to dump undesirable aliens into our country without our knowledge or our say-so.  How does he keep getting away with this stuff?