Category Archives: Politics

Vietnam, U.S. Lifts Weapons Embargo

A few weeks ago,  the business channels were noticing stocks rise for defense contractors and asking why that would be? Here’s one reason.

On May 1, the Royal Australian Air Force boasted a fleet of no fewer than 93 Boeing-built F/A-18 fighter jets, with 12 more on order. The country also has orders in for a dozen more F-18-derived EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft from Northrop Grumman — and 100 of Lockheed Martin’s fancy new F-35 stealth fighters, with two already in training.

And here’s another. Today, while President Obama visits Vietnam, we learn this.

President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States would begin selling weapons to the communist nation of Vietnam, a final shift four decades after the two countries engaged in war.

 Not that there’s anything wrong with helping Vietnam protect itself from an ever-belligerent China. Will be interesting to see if his political base will call him out with their “industrial military complex” rant or if the Limbaugh Theorem will prevail.

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Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Never mind the 1st Amendment issue. This is PC gone wild. It’s also proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.

Students at California State University–Los Angeles have set up a “healing” space to deal with pain they were caused by having Ben Shapiro speak on campus — even though that speech was three months ago and most of them didn’t even go.

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Zimmerman Sells His Kel-Tec PF-9

While the online auction to sell the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin was beset with trolls trying to circumvent the process, George Zimmerman got over six figures for it.

“The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin,” he wrote in the item description.

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Looking at others your own age

Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can’t look that old?? Well . . . You’ll love this one.

My name is Alice, and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS Diploma on the wall, which bore his full name. Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 30-odd years ago. Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then?

Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.

After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Morgan Park High School. “Yes. Yes, I did. I’m a mustang.” He gleamed with pride. “When did you graduate?” I asked.

He answered, “In 1975. Why do you ask?”

You were in my class!” I exclaimed. He looked at me closely. Then, that ugly, old, bald, wrinkled faced, fat-assed, gray-haired, decrepit son-of-a-bitch asked ”What did you teach????”

Transgender, A Mental Condition

Contrary to what the letter says, there is no groundswell of discrimination against the .02% of the population that requires 99.8% of the population to lose their privacy, safety, and security given by normal, common sense behavior like using the bathroom consistent with what’s between your legs and not what’s between your ears. It is rather, the lobbying efforts of a special interest group called  the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

If anything, that .02% of the population with this mental condition might get some counselling. But it is no reason to further tear apart the cultural, moral, and ethical fabric of the country because Barack Obama identifies as a dictator.

Links: National Association of Secondary School Principals  |  Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students   |  U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms

 

President Hates America

Media headline, “Obama says U.S. race relations have improved, but work to be done.” Don’t you mean Obama “claims” U.S. race relations have improved? More work to be done? Like this?

First President ever to hate his country. So much so that he wants to fundamentally change it.

And the only way he’s getting away with it is, because he’s Black. And if you disagree with his agenda, then you are called a racist. Not patriotic. A racist. Not only by his acolytes, but by the willing media as well.

Part of the American Dream is the mobility of the people that liberty and opportunity affords. Blacks don’t have a monopoly on being “poor.” He wants to make sure that if you succeed and want to move to a better place, regardless of the color of your skin, that it won’t exist.

His agenda includes killing the American dream.

Links: Obama says U.S. race relations have improved, but work to be done  |  Obama’s last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy

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Two Economic Pictures, Real & Obama’s

+160,000 jobs in April… Fewest in 7 Months
94,044,000 not participating…
BUT 25,460,000 Foreigners Working…
Economic growth slows sharply
JCPenney taking emergency measures to stay afloat

Pictured above, in front of a graph that shows unemployment below 5%, realize that the real number, not the BLS massaged number, is 9.7%. The BLS calls it the U-6.

Meanwhile President Obama touts 74 straight months of private-sector job creation. Good choice of words. “Creation.” He couldn’t use the word “growth.” That’s because it takes over 250,000 jobs to “break even” with population growth and retirements. Anything less than that is a net loss. Hence, record number of people out of work since Jimmy Carter.

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The Media’s inoculation of President Obama

Accounts of our soldier killed in Iraq yesterday begin like this, “the first US casualty since military forces have gone in as advisors . . . ”

By contrast, under the previous administration, every account of the war began with “President Bush . . .” and “Bush’s war . . .”

And all this is happening when, under Barack Obama, our military is at its smallest and the rules of engagement are, in terms of keeping our service members safe and in defeating the enemy, ridiculous.

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After data came to light that $100’s of millions had been spent on First Family vacations during a recession, Mrs. Obama’s unpopular new regulations that changed food in America’s schools and other negative news including the disastrous Obamacare roll-out & website mess, Jay Leno took his comedy to a new level and his ratings skyrocketed – none of the other comics were so bold.

NBC couldn’t tolerate the fact that Leno’s jokes about Obama were always right on target about the first black president… and left-leaning executives at NBC were being harassed by Obama himself who thought the comedy was a racist attack on him.

GOLDEN OLDIES FROM JAY:

“I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke, but I don’t want to get audited by the IRS.”

On NSA surveillance: “We wanted a president who listens to all Americans – now we have one.”

On a new IRS commissioner: He’s called ‘acting commissioner’ because he has to act like the scandal doesn’t involve the White House.”

On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: “If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month.”

Concerning the Benghazi, Associated Press, and IRS scandals: “Remember in the old days when President Obama’s biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?”

On Obama saying he didn’t know about the IRS scandal: “He was too busy not knowing anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS.”

“The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi: Hope and change the subject.”

“It’s casual Friday, which means that at the White House, they’re casually going through everybody’s phone calls and records.”

“It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took the fifth.”

“Fox News has changed its slogan from ‘Fair and Balanced’ to ‘See, I told you so!’

On Obama’s commencement address: “He told the young graduates their future is bright unless, of course, they want jobs.”

On a Chicago man who set a record for riding a Ferris wheel: “The only other way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi.”

On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: “They took ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ out of the Pentagon and moved it into the White House.”

Now the last and possibly the best…..

“These White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. It’s gotten so bad that People in Kenya are now saying he’s 100% American.”

Clinton’s Email Server

The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin (aka Mrs. Anthony Weiner), Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Cheif of Staff, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.

This is the part of the entire investigation that just floors me.

The FBI and Justice Department have been investigating whether sensitive information that flowed through Clinton’s email server was mishandled. (emphasis added)

Why she hasn’t already faced charges for the obvious is beyond me.  The obvious being the ‘Clinton’s email server’ part of the investigation. Never mind for a moment how much secret information has already been lifted by hackers or destroyed by her or people under her, or people contracted by her. What has been known from the start was that she violated the law when she set up her own server for her official State Department business instead of the secure government servers for her department’s use.

The longer this drags on, the more it looks like a case is being built to exonerate her instead of bringing what is already known to a grand jury for an indictment.

Link: AP Source: Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation

Petrobras ‘Godfather’ Scandal Rocks Brazil

A $2 billion corruption scandal going back to 2009. What happened in 2009? George Soros invested in Petrobras, becoming the single largest investor in that company, just before the Obama administration and the controversial Export/Import Bank gave them . . . a $2 billion loan guarantee.

The ongoing investigations in Brazil involve politicians from President Dilma Rousseff on down. So far, the Obama administration and the Ex-Im Bank are not part of that investigation.

Links: Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff could face criminal charge  | Brazil’s Petrobras corruption: a multi-layered scandal  |  OBAMA TO FUND OFFSHORE DRILLING  |  Petrobras corruption scheme

Deport Illegals & Keep Families Together

The popular meme about citizenship is if you are born here then you are a citizen of this country.  That’s not the law. The law in the 14th Amendment says . . .

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

 Naturally, illegals who run across the border are not subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S.. They are subject to the jurisdiction of the country they came from. The 14th Amendment was written so that freed and emancipated slaves would become citizens, the same as other “free people” like their former owners.

But for argument’s sake, let’s say that a child born (in an American hospital paid for by American taxpayers, or not) a week after his mother ran across the border is a citizen. Proponents of open borders, sanctuary cities, and general all-around lawlessness will say “well, you can’t deport the mother because that would break up the family.” Hence the term “anchor baby” was also born.

There is no compelling reason to split up this family. Only a compelling reason to send them all back across the border they came from. You deport the parents, and the parents take their minor child with them. They have a distinct choice. Either be deported with your whole family or go to jail for a few years for child abandonment for not taking your infant with you.  Followed by losing custody of the child. But, the illegal birth parents will go one way or the other. With or without their child.

The whole notion of an anchor baby is one part of the “welcome mat” that needs to be pulled if we are ever to regain control of our borders and sovereignty.

Links: Anchor Babies  |  What Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Be

Imam Demands Halal Meat

An Imam in Hong Kong contacted McDonalds, KFC, and Pizza Hut to request that they begin serving halal meat in many of their outlets. Halal means ‘permissible’ in Arabic. This is what you can expect from the Sharia Law side of Islam. The chains declined.

The trouble is, these Muslims don’t see the opportunity before them. They can open up their own shops and serve what THEY want to serve. Taliban Tacos, Jihad Jerky, Prophet’s Pizza. Whatever!

Or something like this.

aluas_yak_barLink: McDonalds, Pizza Hut And KFC Refuse Muslim Demands To Serve Halal Meat – Muslims ENRAGED

2016, It’s Still Bush’s Fault

In year eight of the Obama administration, it is amazing to watch the Democratic candidates on the campaign trail.

They both say how terrible the economy has treated Americans. And the town-hall regular citizens complain to them about unemployment, high cost of health care, etc.. And neither of them lay the blame on the Obama regime. It’s as if he was not in charge for the last seven years.

Then you hear President Obama talk about how wonderful his recovery and economic policies have been. Especially Obamacare. And how he has created a gazillion jobs.

Listening to it all can subject you to political whiplash. Watch the candidates, and watch President Obama. The economy is good. The economy sucks. The economy is good. The economy sucks. See how dangerous that can be for one’s psyche?

When asked why two-thirds of Americans still think the country is on the wrong track, President Obama has an explanation for it. For “some people” (that would be two-thirds of Americans), it’s all Bush’s fault.

Here’s the kicker.  “There’s still more we can do.” Like “investing” in infrastructure and education.  Isn’t that what that $787 Billion stimulus bill in 2008 was for? And the $302 Billion more two years ago? The same old RBI line. Roads, Bridges, and Infrastructure.

Obama’s explanation . . .

[Wages and incomes] haven’t gone up as quickly as people had been accustomed to in previous generations. There are a lot of reasons for that. Global competition. Technology. You know, corporate practices have changed. In some cases tax policies that I’d like to see changed, and I’ve tried to push Congress to change have made a difference.

“Haven’t gone up as quickly as people had been accustomed to?” You mean like when there was a competent leader in The White House who understood free-market economics? Wages and incomes have dropped.

Why is that? According to the president, it’s because of global competition, technology, and, corporate practices have changed. Spoken like a true ignoramus on free-market economics and capitalism. In his world, which Ms. Sinclair refused to penetrate, companies and industries are not supposed to protect their interests. They’re not supposed to react to market or government pressures. They are supposed to do what the government wants them to do, including pay higher taxes and spend shareholder’s investments where he says they should. That’s economic fascism.

You can’t spend your way into prosperity, nor borrow your way out of debt. Winston Churchill understood economics, “We 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.”

It’s disgusting to see financial reporter Nicole Sinclair let Obama get away with his excuse without challenge and, in light of more than doubling the national debt, sit there and say “we need to spend more.” Zero accountability for the last seven years and 10 trillion dollars (and climbing) national debt. It is typical of the way the media has given this president a pass throghout his presidency.

Link: Obama articulates why Americans are so unhappy