Thursday, February 28, 2013


Do you get it?


I spent a couple of hours on a post for today. It was on sequestration.

When I clicked on "Publish" the whole thing disappeared.

I am sore distraught!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


President BO (the amateur president) was speaking to the National Governors Association last Monday. He was repeating some of his regular rhetoric about building a thriving middle class.

He wants to partner with the governors to get it done.

 By "partnering" he means let them do it his way. That's what he always means when he speaks of some form of cooperation.

 Then, in an effort to be transparent by keeping the American public in the loop, PBO (tap) ordered the clearing of the press from the meeting so he could take questions.

 I wonder what questions he was afraid of letting us know were asked?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


GeeeeeZ is here.

What I would like to have is your reasoned response to his comments on "gun control."

Monday, February 25, 2013


 Please don't just attack Judge Jeanine Pirro.

ADDENDUM FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LIVED IN A SHOE BOX: Jeanine Ferris Pirro is a former prosecutor, judge, and elected official from the state of New York.

In 1978, Pirro became an assistant district attorney in Westchester County.

In 1989, she became a judge on the Westchester County Court, the first female to hold such a position.

In 1993, Pirro was elected district attorney of Westchester County, again the first female to hold that position. She was re-elected in 1997 and 2001, Prosecuting murder, rape, domestic violence, and other cases.

As to the title of this post, liberals like to cast aspersions on a person without first finding out what the post is about. Thus, the "requirement." Unless you watch the video, your comments have "0" credibility.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013


There are three branches of government, the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. There are three branches in order to prevent one or the other from having too much power. It is a system of checks and balances.

As head of the Executive Branch, the president’s job is to EXECUTE (hence the title: EXECUTive) the laws that Congress passes, or to veto them, forcing Congress to override his veto if they can.

There is a provision for the president to issue an Executive Order if Congress does not have sufficient time to deal with an issue.

Presidents have increasingly used this power to bypass Congress on some pet issue.

This president is no exception. He continues to issue Executive Orders at an alarming rate.

He also continually disdains Congress for failing to see things his way. His idea of compromise is “Let go of your core values and do what I tell you to do.”

In September of 2011, in a speech about “fixing the ‘no child left behind’ act,” President BO (the amateur president) said, “…but, if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”

In October of 2011 he said, concerning the jobs act, “…if Congress won’t act, I will”

In February of 2012, White House Domestic Policy Council Chairperson, Cecilia Munoz said, “In the areas where we’re struggling to get legislation through because we don’t have the partners we need…this president is going to continue to do what he can to move the ball forward for people, even in the absence of Congressional action.”

In July of 2013, PBO (tap), speaking on immigration, said, “If Congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away.”

In is 2013 State of the Union address, speaking about climate change, President Obama said, “But, if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”

Those are not things I made up. President BO (the amateur president) and/or his administration actually said them.

Maybe you think this is the right direction for presidents of this country to move. You are wrong.

The end result of these kinds of actions is a dictatorship.

Some of you are quite happy with that prospect. Congratulations. You are on your way there.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
    -- John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do
    read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
    Congress. But then I repeat myself. -- Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. --Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George
    Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. --James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. -- Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. --Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. -- Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P. J. O'Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. --Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you! -- Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. -- Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. -- Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. -- Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. -- Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians --Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.  -- Thomas Jefferson

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -- Aesop


1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


“It seems to be, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.

Mean spirited and nasty. 

And then there's (emphasis mine):
"And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody.” 

 Just a slip of the tongue.

Monday, February 18, 2013


Notice the earnestness with which he speaks!

 Notice the body language!

 Notice the pauses to try to find words that make it seem like he's being authentic!

 Notice the out-and-out lies from the first moment his lips move!

ADDENDUM: One of my commenters has challenged me to be specific about what lies are contained in the above video, so here goes.

“Well actually, on a whole bunch of fronts we’ve kept that promise.”

“A bunch of fronts?” That’s very unpresidential. Plus it’s a lie.

“This is the most transparent administration in history.”

That’s a lie…it’s even hysterically funny!

“I can document how that is the case.”

No, you can’t and you won’t. You lied.

“Every visitor that comes into the White House is now a part of the public record…that’s something that we’ve changed.”

Keeping tabs on who comes to visit is transparency? In what universe? Sounds like spying to me.

“Jest about every…uhh…law that we’ve passed, every rule that we…uhh…uhh (searching for some difficult word here?) implement, we’ve put on line for everybody there to see.”

“Jest about…” – equivocating, isn’t it? (and, yes, he said “jest,” not just). After it was implemented! Get it? AFTER. His promise was to put it on line BEFORE it was passed.

He lied.

“There are a handfull of issues, mostly around national security, where people have legitimate questions…where there’s still concern.”

What does that even mean? “Where there’s still concern.” About what? About putting them on line, keeping them a secret or about getting caught doing something? What?

Answering a question with a meaningless statement to avoid answering the question is a lie.

“…About whether or not we have all the information we need.”

The master of clarity strikes again.

“Benghazi, by the way is not a good example of that…”

Lie! Benghazi is a PERFECT example of that.

“That was largely driven by campaign stuff…”

Lie!! That was largely driven by him saying it happened because of a stupid video…another lie.

“Because everything about that…we’ve had more testimony and…uhh…more paper provided to Congress than ever before…”

That’s a lie. 

In the first place, none of it was done for weeks and weeks AFTER the questions started coming. Congress had to FORCE it to be brought up. The testimony was false and the witnesses unforthcoming.

“…and Congress is sort of running out of things to ask.”

That's a lie.

The things they DID ask were not straightforwardly answered.

“But, when it comes to things like…uhh (let me see if I can think of something)…how we conduct counter terrorism, there are legitimate questions there…”

Another meaningless statement. Who was talking about counter terrorism? What galaxy did that sudden side-step come from? Side-stepping to avoid an actual answer is the same as telling a lie.

“…and we should have that debate..”

I’m sorry. Was that part of the interviewer’s question? Or did Obama just deflect to it to keep from telling the truth about the actual question she asked? Not telling the truth is a lie.

“…and what I’ve tried to do coming in to office was to create a legal and a policy framework that…uhh...respected our traditions and our rule of law, but some of these programs are still classified, which meant that we might have shared them, for example, with the Congressional Intelligence Office, but they’re not on the front page of the papers or on the Web.”

Say what????


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


After President BO (the amateur president)'s State of the Union message, Marco Rubio of Florida gave the Republican response.
He was low key in his delivery, but powerful in his words.
He started by reaffirming American Exceptionalism and told why we're different from every other nation that has ever existed.
"The State of the Union address is always a reminder of how unique America is. For much of human history, most people were trapped in stagnant societies, where a tiny minority always stayed on top, and no one else even had a chance.
But America is exceptional because we believe that every life, at every stage, is precious, and that everyone everywhere has a God-given right to go as far as their talents and hard work will take them.
"...This opportunity – to make it to the middle class or beyond no matter where you start out in life – it isn’t bestowed on us from Washington. It comes from a vibrant free economy where people can risk their own money to open a business. And when they succeed, they hire more people, who in turn invest or spend the money they make, helping others start a business and create jobs."
Rubio then went on to expose the reason PBO (tap) cannot possibly maintain or promote America's greatness.
"Presidents...have known that our free enterprise economy is the source of our middle class prosperity.
"But President Obama? He believes it’s the cause of our problems. That the economic downturn happened because our government didn’t tax enough, spend enough and control enough. And, therefore, as you heard tonight, his solution to virtually every problem we face is for Washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more."
He called the tax and spend philosophy one "...that’s an old idea that’s failed every time it’s been tried.
"More government isn’t going to help you get ahead. It’s going to hold you back.
"More government isn’t going to create more opportunities. It’s going to limit them.
"And more government isn’t going to inspire new ideas, new businesses and new private sector jobs. It’s going to create uncertainty."
Dealing with ObamaCare he said:
"For example, Obamacare was supposed to help middle class Americans afford health insurance. But now, some people are losing the health insurance they were happy with. And because Obamacare created expensive requirements for companies with more than 50 employees, now many of these businesses aren’t hiring. Not only that; they’re being forced to lay people off and switch from full-time employees to part-time workers."
Then Rubio illustrated the way Obama misdirects blame and facts to suit his own agenda.
"And tonight, he even criticized us for refusing to raise taxes to delay military cuts – cuts that were his idea in the first place."
He then dealt with the "tax andspend" idea.
"Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in. My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare.
". ...The tax increases and the deficit spending you propose will hurt middle class families. It will cost them their raises. It will cost them their benefits. It may even cost some of them their jobs.
"And it will hurt seniors because it does nothing to save Medicare and Social Security.
"...our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012.
"...Raising taxes won’t create private sector jobs. And there’s no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficits by almost $4 trillion.
"...Simplifying our tax code will also help the middle class, because it will make it easier for small businesses to hire and grow."
On education, he said:
"We need to incentivize local school districts to offer more advanced placement courses and more vocational and career training.
We need to give all parents, especially the parents of children with special needs, the opportunity to send their children to the school of their choice.
And because tuition costs have grown so fast, we need to change the way we pay for higher education.
I believe in federal financial aid. I couldn’t have gone to college without it. But it’s not just about spending more money on these programs; it’s also about strengthening and modernizing them."
On the national debt issue, Marco Rubio said:
"Every dollar our government borrows is money that isn’t being invested to create jobs. And the uncertainty created by the debt is one reason why many businesses aren’t hiring.
The President loves to blame the debt on President Bush. But President Obama created more debt in four years than his predecessor did in eight.
The real cause of our debt is that our government has been spending 1 trillion dollars more than it takes in every year. That’s why we need a balanced budget amendment."
He dealt with Medicare:
"Republicans have offered a detailed and credible plan that helps save Medicare without hurting today’s retirees. Instead of playing politics with Medicare, when is the President going to offer his plan to save it? Tonight would have been a good time for him to do it."
It is common for President Obama to lay out choices that aren't there and to make statements that are deflective in nature. About that Rubio said:
" in Washington, nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the ones the President laid out tonight.
"The choice isn’t just between big government or big business. What we need is an accountable, efficient and effective government that allows small and new businesses to create middle class jobs."
He gave an example with regard to the budget: 
"...In order to balance our budget, the choice doesn’t have to be either higher taxes or dramatic benefit cuts for those in need. Instead we should grow our economy so that we create new taxpayers, not new taxes, and so our government can afford to help those who truly cannot help themselves."
Rubio pointed out that government is not the answer to every problem:
"But our strength has never come from the White House or the Capitol. It’s always come from our people. A people united by the American idea that, if you have a dream and you are willing to work hard, nothing should be impossible.
Americans have always celebrated and been inspired by those who succeed. But it’s the dreams of those who are still trying to make it that sets our nation apart.
"...(The) dream – of a better life for their children – it’s the hope of parents everywhere. Politicians here and throughout the world have long promised that more government can make those dreams come true.
"But we Americans have always known better. From our earliest days, we embraced economic liberty instead. And because we did, America remains one of the few places on earth where dreams like these even have a chance."
It was a fine response (even though some dolt put his water out of reach). 
Marco Rubio knows where we came from as a nation and where we need to go.
President BO (the amateur president) is clueless and flounders about like a fish out of water.


The truth is, he can’t help it.

President BO (the amateur president) is who he is and couldn’t hide it if his life depended on it (that’s an idiomatic expression, not a threat).

In his State of the Union address, he used his typical methods to deflect, side-step and just plain out-and-out lie.

Who but a political idiot would have expected anything else?

OBAMA: "After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over 6 million new jobs."

That’s only if you start at the point in his administration where job losses were the highest. The actual gain, including both the private and public sector is about 1.2 million jobs and the net gain is very close to zero.

OBAMA: "Already the Affordable Care Act is helping to reduce the growth of health care costs."

That’s true if you think “reduce” is the same as “increase.” Under ObamaCare, healthcare costs will grow, not shrink. That’s according to the government’s own projections. Healthcare costs are going up not down.

OBAMA: "We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas."

That is patently untrue. The average distance cars will go on a gallon of gas is about 2.3 miles per gallon better than it was 10 years ago. By his formula, 30.1 MPG plus 2.3 MPG equals 60.4MPG. Is that what your new car is getting?

OBAMA: "Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship — a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally."

So illegal immigrants won’t be able to cut in line any more…maybe. But while they “in line,” they will be in the U.S. without having had to get permission to be here. In other words, illegals waiting to walk their pathway to citizenship are already here, thus having an advantage over those who aren’t here and are waiting to come here legally. That’s fair, right?

OBAMA: "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy."

Reminder: When both Houses of Congress were Democrat controlled, he couldn’t get a “global warming” bill through. So, Obama promised to do what he likes to do best, side-step Congress and operate by decree.

OBAMA: "Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. ... And for poor kids who need help the most, this lack of access to preschool education can shadow them for the rest of their lives. ... Every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than $7 later on — by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime."

No, some studies have indicated that participants in the Head Start program complete high school more often than those who don’t participate. But a recent DHHS study found that the gains realized in Head Start tend to fade by the third grade.

His speech just made me sigh. He is who he is.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Hadn't you heard? Obama got Osama!

Oh, wait! That's old news.

But President BO (the amateur president) is quick to take all of the credit for it, and his liberal friends and the MSM are happy to give it to him.

Actually, he had no more to do with it than to say, "Go!"

He had no hand in planning it. He had no hand in seeking OBL out.  He had no hand in carrying it out. He had no hand in any other part of it except, "Go!"

The real heroes in all of this are the ones who DID plan, seek and carry out.

They deserve accolades of the highest order.

Unfortunately, not only are they not getting the accolades they deserve, some are not getting anything at all.

According to columnist, Paul Bedard, "...(the actual one) who put two rounds into Osama bin Laden's forehead May 2, 2011, is jobless, struggling to pay basic bills and has been offered no protection from the retaliation he anticipates..."

Bedard says it is all going to come out in an Esquire interview, and the news will be very, very sad.

The liberal/progressive know-it-alls who think they own all rational thought and kindness, continually fail to provide for those who have served valiantly, but really put out for those who serve illegally.

Isn't there just a little something a bit backward in their line of thinking?

In the end, who got who?

Monday, February 11, 2013


Tomorrow night (as I write this) President BO (the amateur president) will present his State of the Union address to the nation.

The Republican response will be delivered by Marco Rubio, of my home state, Florida.

Anybody who thinks the state of the union is OK, is blind, wearing rosy colored glasses, is ignorant or some combination of the three.

So, what should Marco Rubio say when he delivers his response?

He should speak well of the president when the president tells the truth.

He won't have anything to use for that.

Rubio should call the president out when he lies, deflects, misrepresents or ignores.

That will give him lots to talk about.

If President BO (tap) indicates that the country is gradually improving, Rubio should call him out on it.

The country is NOT improving, it is getting worse.

If PBO (tap) says unemployment is up, he will be lying and Rubio should call him out on it..

So many people have left the workforce, having given up hope, that the numbers no longer reflect what is actually happening. The actual number of people eligible to work who are not working has gone up since Obama took office.

If the president says inflation is under control, Rubio should call him out on it.

Prices in almost every sector are skyrocketing.

If Obama says that the country is overall improved, Rubio should call him out on it.

GDP has decreased under BO.

If President BO (the amateur president) says housing starts are up, Rubio should call him out on it.

The housing starts figures have been manipulated to make it seem like starts are up when they are actually flat in real figures.

If PBO (tap) touts his ObamaCare, Rubio should call him out on it.

ObamaCare will raise taxes (as confirmed by SCOTUS), on almost everybody, even the middle and lower class!

The truth is, President BO (the amateur president) has nothing on his side except those duped into thinking he is the political messiah for our country: liberals, progressives and leftists.

I know what to expect from Obama. He is who he is.

I am really looking forward to hearing Marco Rubio's response.

Go get 'em, Marco!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013


This is a simple post.

How much of a rich man's income is his fair share in taxes?

Who decides how much a fair share is?

How is the fair share amount arrived at?

How much of a rich man's fair share should poor people get?

Should an employer (either an individual or a corporation) make more than his employees?

How much more?

Who gets to decide that one?

Should a person who works hard and earns LOTS of money get more of it taken away from him than a person who has not worked hard for whatever he gets?

Suppose what he got was an inheritance? Should he pay the same as someone who earned his money?

Suppose he didn't work, ended up poor and didn't have a cell phone. Should somebody be required to give him a cell phone?

What are the reasons a person should work hard and earn a lot of money?

If a person earns $250,000 and pays 10% of his earnings to the government, and another person earns $300,000.00 and pays 40% of his income to the government, is that fair?

Why or why not?

What in the world is a "fair share." (Definition, please.)

Friday, February 8, 2013


Hollywood can make ANY film it wants to, but a "common" citizen cannot. Did I get that right, liberals?

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Sean Hannity had Michelle Malkin and Juan Williams on to discuss the Affordable Healthcare Act. 

Juan Williams is one of the very few more-or-less polite liberals in existence today.

But he IS a liberal and he practices liberal deflection tactics to avoid actually answering hard questions.

For instance, Hannity said:

"Let's see Juan, we have one article in investor's business daily today that the cheapest plan by 2016 is going to be $20,000 and that the CBO says that seven million Americans are going to lose their health insurance. What happened? Should I be upset over this or should we just accept that promises aren't fulfilled here? "

A direct answer might have been something like, "Well, $20,000.00 IS a lot of money, and we should probably take a closer look at what we can do to relieve families of 4 from that kind of burden."

But, no. Williams did not even address that issue. He deals instead with the "implemented in stages" aspect of AHA.
He said:

"I don't understand how it's any promise broken. I think everybody knows the affordable health care act is going to be implemented in stages, Sean and these things just like Social Security when it started, Medicare when started, Medicaid, they all have some difficulty in their starts."

Why doesn't he understand? Is he that dumb? Really? Does that address the issue of $20,000.00 for a family of four?

"...they all have some difficulty in their starts," therefore $20,000.00 per year for a family of four is OK?

No. If you study political science in school, one of the things you learn is how to use a lot of words to sound like you're answering a question while really not answering it at all.

He continued:

"What the CBO was saying was not everybody is going to sign up right away, and so some cases, you're going to have situations where there's a lack of coverage or there's an increase in cost of coverage, that's why there's an individual mandate but just takes time for that to be put in full place, that's why it's done over several years. "

What does that even mean?

So, let me guess what he meant.

"Not everybody is going to sign up..." so it will cost the average family of four $20,000.00 per year and that's OK.

"There will be situations where there's a lack of coverage..." so $20,000.00 for an average family or four is OK.

"There's an individual mandate," so $20,000.00 for a family of four is OK.

"It takes time to put in 'full place'..." (whatever the heck that means), so $20,000.00 for a family of four is OK.

"It's done over several years..." and that's why $20,000.00 per year for a family of four is OK.

After Michelle Malkin spoke about how liberals just ignore all the lies Obama tells, Williams said,

"Now, I think you're, I mean, you know, you're -- the sky is falling, the sky is falling, Obama is bad, but I'm just telling you that in fact what the CBO has shown is that the rate of increase in terms of health care spending in the country has gone down for the last two years, that's good news Sean, and I think that's part of the this process of putting in the affordable health care act. "

You're probably going to need some help understanding that statement as well, so here goes.

"The sky is falling, the sky is falling,..." therefore $20,000.00 per year for a family of four is OK.

"...but I'm just telling you what the CBO has shown..." (which was already stated by Hannity at the beginning) therefore $20,000.00 per year for a family of four is OK.

"...the rate of increase in terms of health care spending...has gone down..." therefore $20,000.00 per year for a family of four is OK.

"...I think it's part of the process of putting in the affordable health care act." (Another meaningless phrase.), therefore $20,000.00 per year for a family of four is OK.

(Watch the whole discussion HERE).

Lest you think Juan Williams is the only one who uses this nefarious tactic, take a look at Jay Carney answering questions about drones killing citizens.

Deflection is a typical tactic of liberals (even liberal RINOs). It is used in the comment section of this blog with unnerving consistency. 

They really, really don't like answering questions that challenge them.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

TL of BO - You Figure It Out

Once a person lies to me, I require him or her to provide me with a list of things on which he cannot be trusted as well as a list of those on which he can be.

President BO (the amateur president) has lied repeatedly, and refuses to provide me with any list at all, so I don’t know what to trust him on.

January, 2009: “The way to make government accountable is to make it transparent…”


January 2009: “… the rule of law will be the touch tones of this presidency.”


April 2011 (Defending DOJ’s lack of action): “In just over two years…prosecutors have filed criminal charges in five separate cases…”


“Every single American has the right to affordable accessible healthcare.” “These negotiations will be on C-Span.”


“If you have insurance that you like…then you will be able to keep that insurance”


“…I wouldn’t sign a bill that didn’t meet that criteria” (wasn’t without tricks)

Lie (The bill he signed will use 10 years of revenue in 7 years of spending. That’s not some kind of a trick?)

“It’s a plan that asks everyone to take responsibility for meeting this challenge.”

Lie (there are increasing numbers of exemptions. How is that everyone?)

“Nobody is talking about some government takeover of health care”


“It should never be purchased with tax increases on middle class families”


“… is absolutely not a tax increase…”

Lie (The administration took it to the Supreme Court in order to get it proclaimed a tax instead of a penalty, which SCOTUS did.)

“George, the fact that you’ve looked up Merriams dictionary (????) …indicates that you’re stretching a little bit now.”

Lie (Turns out it IS a tax increase. In fact, Obamacare has over 20 tax increases.)

“…under my plan, no family making less than $200,000 a year will see any form of tax increase…”


“…paying their fair share…”

Lie (GM paid none at all after a huge government bailout. GE paid none in 2010.)

“All of them have projects that are shovel ready…”


“…starting to turn the economy around…”

Lie (GDP – 2010: 3.0 percent. GDP 2012: 1.9 percent---that’s growth? In what universe?)

“I’m pledging to cut the deficit by half by the end of my first term in office”

Lie (it was $15 T when he took office. It is over $16 T now)

September 9, 2009: “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits — either now or in the future.”


July 13, 2012: “If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that…”


Of course, that's just me speaking.

Let' let PBO (tap) speak for himself.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


President BO (the amateur president) is just SO believable, isn't he?

Everything he says is just gospel.

Like now he is telling us he goes skeet shooting "...all the time."

That's true if you redefine "...all the time" to mean "never."

But wait!

We have an actual picture of him skeet shooting! And we know it's so, because the smoke is coming out of the barrel of the gun! (Pay no attention to the smoke shooting out to the right of the barrel.)

And he is so good!

He shoots at the skeet before it even makes it into the air! WOW!

OK! OK! Here's the picture!

His skill is further demonstrated by the way in which he holds the "shotgun." Of course, he's going to have a very sore shoulder, maybe even some bruises, by the time he is through for the day. Either that or he is the only person on earth who can fire a shotgun like that and not be hurt.

And everybody who has ever gone skeet shooting knows that you shoot at skeet by aiming the shotgun the same way you aim a rifle.

Oh, and never, never lean into a shot when firing a shotgun. Lean back a little from your body's center line so as to increase the likelihood that you'll be knocked on your posterior by the recoil.

But he already knew that.

He doesn't have to wear any headgear that might prevent the sun from getting in his eyes. Those manly looking sunglasses should be enough.

Am I dreaming, or does he have his cheek resting on the top of the gun butt?


I'll bet when he was finished he took his skeet home with him and roasted it for dinner!

Back when I was in high school, some "friends" of mine took me Snipe hunting.

Love Snipe for dinner, don't you?

Monday, February 4, 2013


Have an extra $20,000.00 per year?

According to the IRS, that’s what it’s going to cost a family of 4 (a man, a wife and 2 kids) in 2016 to participate in ObamaCare. That $20,000.00 is the cheapest plan that will be offered, called the Bronze Plan.

Back when I was self-employed, I paid $4,000.00 per year for a top-notch plan that covered my family of four pretty well. It was a so-called catastrophic plan and covered almost all hospital expenses (except for the wife’s extra meals, cold drinks, etc.).

Under ObamaCare, the only plans available will be comprehensive plans and the cost for a family of four is obscene.

Of course your family can opt out of the plan. ..if you don’t mind paying a penalty.

The same IRS report reveals that a family of four earning $120,000.00 per year would pay a penalty (which it still calls a penalty, even after the Supreme Court ruled it a tax, for Constitutional purposes). That penalty would amount to $2,400.00 in 2016. The family would still have to pay the premiums of whatever health care plan they went with in addition to the penalty (because “if they like the plan they have, they can keep it”).

And they won’t be able to purchase “hospital-only” insurance. That's been stripped from ObamaCare.

President BO (the amateur president) claimed that improved care coordination, investments in information technology and more efficient marketing through exchanges would save the typical family $2,000.00 per year.

PBO (tap) probably knows more about the plan than the agency he assigned to administer it, but IRS says it won't save $2,000.00, but will cost $20,000.00. That's a $22,000.00 differential!

Either PBO (tap) is not so good at math, he didn't know any better, or he knew it and forced it on us to show us who is boss. I guess we know, now.

Free health care that costs $20,000.00, free cell phones, free gas...there's just no end to the free things the federal government is willing to give voters by confiscating money from others.

There is a Healthy Choice we Americans can make, and it is not called ObamaCare.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


A commenter on an earlier post told me to warn people about some of the people mentioned in my posts with the warning: SWINE!

Actually, I refuse to do that for a very personal reason.

I am the founder of, and charter member of SWINE.

For the uninformed, SWINE stands for Seniors Wildly Indignant about Nearly Everything.

It's a wonderful organization with a dynamic CEO (me), a uni-static membership (me), and a great history of accomplishing almost nothing.

We (meaning "I") are (meaning "am") actively recruiting members.

To be considered a member, one only has to leave one very indignant remark (preferably pro-conservative, but that is not a requirement) in my comments section, to have been born at an early age and to be able to express himself/herself in a clear manner.

Don't delay! Join now and receive nothing in return.

But wait! There's more!

If you are among the first 50 seniors to join, you will receive two nothings in return absolutely free (just pay separate shipping and handling.)

If you are not a senior, it is perfectly acceptable to lie about your age.

I know. If you are a conservative that will be a challenge. If you are a liberal, it will come easy to you.

(If you are too young, consider joining the youth auxiliary: Students Wildly Indignant about Nearly Everything).

Act now, before the opportunity to join Seniors Wildly Indignant about Nearly Everything passes like the gas from an...well, never mind.

Help bring home the bacon! Join Seniors Wildly Indignant about Nearly Everything.

Be a SWINE today!

Friday, February 1, 2013


Well, let me see if I can get this straight.

When unemployment was climbing toward its high mark, it was an economic emergency, a bad thing and was something we needed to take steps to remedy.

Then, when unemployment started to abate somewhat, it was hailed as evidence that the federal government’s policies were working under the “leadership” of President BO (the amateur president).

We also heard that the economy as a whole was experiencing growth. True, it wasn’t big enough or fast enough, but it was growth…more evidence of PBO (tap)’s expertise at governance.

Housing was “rebounding” and consumer confidence was micrometers higher than it had been.

GDP had grown by ½ of one percent, and it was clear that the recession, which actually ended several years ago, was finally coming to a practical end.

All of this was touted as great!

But a fly flew into the flawed ointment.

We now know that the unemployment rate has actually increased. Dozens of very large corporations have announced layoffs in the thousands. 169,000 people have dropped out of the labor force. Job growth has not really been able to keep up with population increases. The economy has “contracted.” The GDP is stagnant. And consumer confidence has hit a two year low.

But fear not, O Gullible Public. Whereas these indicators were BAD things that needed correcting, they are now being declared GOOD things, indicating that the economy, while shrinking, is growing.(?)

AP news has referred to the apparent set-back as upbeat.

It is upbeat that poverty is up. It is upbeat that middle class incomes are down. It is upbeat that one in five Americans is on food stamps. It is upbeat that the GAO says our deficit is “unsustainable.” It is upbeat that the labor force has shrunk to a thirty-year low since President BO (the amateur president) took office.

If a ceiling fan spun this fast, it would disintegrate before our very eyes.

NBC’s Chuck Todd has helped us understand all of this, explaining that the collapse of the GDP is due to the federal government not spending us into bankruptcy at a fast enough rate.

Uh…Chuckles, would you please snow that again. I didn’t get the drift.

Good is bad and bad is good.


One might be tempted to think somebody had been reading Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

But probably not.