Time to Bid No Trump
Donald Trump has unquestionably enlivened and contributed to global politics and economics. He’ll be the first to expand and expound on that premise, so there’s no need for me to.
This past week, two things happened. Trump rose virtually meteorically in the polls rating candidates for the Republican Party nomination for U.S. president in 2016. Shortly thereafter, Trump mouthed off about John McCain in a way that makes Howard Dean’s screamer…Continue
What a Difference a Weekend Makes
Seems only yesterday, maybe it was, that Greece was about to call it quits and Iran was about to declare victory, withdraw from the fray, and return with increased vigor to its nuclear workbench.
But today it appears that the Ketchup Consort has cast his secret sauce over the troubled waters of Iranian ambitions and that a bunch of headline-hunting politicians have caused contentment, fiscal abundance, and a bright future for Greece to sprout…Continue
Pope Francis spent the last day of his latest South American tour visiting the poor in Paraguay. Bueno.
In an apparent effort to pump up the legacy, concern for which clearly consumes him during these dwindling and impotent days of his presidency, Barack Obama has decided to do the Pope and Johnny Cash one better by planning a visit to the guests of a high-security penitentiary. As he’s clearly on a singing jag, t’s not clear whether he’s going to regale the inmates with an inimitable…Continue
Let’s Get Real About Rape
Murder and manslaughter have degrees. Does rape? Should it? The Bill Cosby story raises this issue.
My candidates for first degree rape are what happens when conscious women are forced at gun or knife point to suffer the intrusion of someone, probably not horny, but rather hell bent on exercising power over a victim. That’s truly heinous and should send the offender to the slammer where he may suffer more than a glimpse of what he…Continue
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Independence Day, 2015
Without the suggestion of a question, the best thing that ever happened to me was being born a citizen of the United States of America. The country’s Fourth-coming celebration is a favorite holiday, second only, in my view, to Valentine’s Day.
I would like to celebrate this year’s Independence Day by listing publically my fundamental philosophical and, derivatively, political convictions. I believe that the erosion of adherence to these principles over…Continue
SCOTUSCARE and Same-Sex Marriage Rulings
The two are very different in terms of their permanence.
The gay thing is definitely here to stay, as Obama erroneously characterized the health care ruling. Only a constitutional amendment or a Supreme Court reversal could overturn the gay thing. Either would be highly unlikely, wrong, and an epic waste of time. Republican contenders who favor either should be excluded from consideration as presidential candidates not for…Continue
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Dialogue Tag Lines
Recently, while editing a book for a client, I came across the following line, “’You bitch,’ she said.” In my angel innocence, I suggested that maybe “said” could be spiced up a bit to underscore the obvious inherent intensity of the line. I thought that perhaps the author would consider “screamed,” “hissed,” or “cried” as alternatives, depending upon the author’s view of the precise emotional underpinnings of the scene.
Well, I may as well…Continue
With intonations, gospel tag lines, and theatrics that would have made his vile and racist mentor, Jeremiah Wright, proud, Barack Obama performed a eulogy today for a fallen South Carolina politician.
Flush with victory born of two Supreme Court rulings and courage born of his permanently expiring presidency, Obama flexed his vocal cords with speech and song that transfixed his audience and media lemmings. I doubt that the Sermon on the…Continue
The Prince of Peace Strikes Again
Barack Obama’s predictable public address on the occasion of the tragic and senseless murder of nine Bible enthusiasts in a historic South Carolina church necessarily included a gratuitous dig at his country, a personal reference to his kids, and a political plea for more gun control even though, being the bright fellow he allegedly is, he must have known that the strictest of gun control laws would not have kept the weapon out of…Continue
Insanity Right and Left
When Obama hinted that he might be in favor of compulsory suffrage in the United States, I thought that the lunacy threshold had been clearly crossed. Even though his motives were transparent, (it’s interesting: Obama’s motives are always transparent; it’s his actions that are opaque and deliberately obscured), one look at countries that have such a policy, e.g., Brazil, would convince any rational being that such a policy would be disastrous. A…Continue
What Could Americans Have Been Thinking?
The question has long ago been answered. The Obama political machine, not once but twice, managed to cobble together a coalition between those who measure a candidate’s appeal solely in terms of food stamp generation and those who, from the vantage points of their liberal education and relative financial security, sought to assuage their groundless guilt with romantic visions based on a disrespect for the very concepts that…Continue
Memo To Republicans in 2016—Don’t Fuck It Up!
A Republican presidential victory in 2016 should be a piece-of-cake walk. If the tired trilogy of Hillary (old-car smell) Clinton, Elizabeth (Minnie HaHa) Warren, and Joe (Bumblin’) Biden is the best the Democrats can offer or threaten, then, what’s the problem? That none of these potential contenders is in a position to identify, much less apologize for, the scandals that have infected almost every agency or branch of the…Continue
Can the Liberal Media Stem the Conservative Tsunami?
One might think the liberal-dominated media, which touted to the bitter end the ability of liberal candidates to prevail in Israeli and U.K. contests, might have learned something, but no such luck. Embarrassment is not in the tool kit.
Without media influence and interference, there is no reason to believe that the U. S. electorate will not evidence equal awareness of the folly of producing domestic scarcity…Continue
When Conservatives Collide
Conservatives generally have no problem finding common ground in demonstrating how misguided, morbid, counterproductive, and just plain silly liberal positions are.
Therefore, it is more than worthy of attention when conservatives disagree about a particular event or expressed position. One such is the holding of a contest in Texas asking artists to submit pictorial representations of the “Prophet” Mohammad.
Was this a…Continue
As a mostly ungrateful nation suffers the results of Obama’s efforts to turn the United States toward socialism and to weaken the country in international affairs as well, which have never been so desperately aflame than now, concerned citizens must necessarily ask what drives this president toward taking or not taking specific actions that have led the nation so far away from the brighter future he promised.
His approach to international affairs is a morbid blend of doing too…Continue
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