Tuesday, July 18, 2017


I've decided to totally revamp the BURNEY MOUNTAIN HERMIT.  You can read more about the decision on today's post at MY AMERICAN OPINION.  

The focus of this blog will change to activities, events and happenings in the Intermountain community of Northern California.  Posts will occur less frequently and on no particular schedule for the moment.  I need to contemplate how this change will take place and get a feel for it.  

I thank my loyal readers and those who have submitted questions for your interest and help. 

Monday, July 17, 2017


The Justice Department has busted a nationwide medical fraud in which 412 people have been arrested and charged with fraud and opioid scams totaling $1.3 billion in false billing, according to The Associated Press.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that medical professionals were among those arrested, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists who “have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients.” 

Official estimates are that it will cost $1.3 billion to build the wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.  Results after several border walls were built in foreign countries is that the wall will reduce illegal immigration by 90%; since those people either end up in jail for committing crimes or end up as extra cost burdens to the American society, the savings will be even more.  The real question here is why didn’t Loretta Lynch catch these crooks?  

Q. How do you feel about the latest Russia flap with Donald Trump Jr.?  (Magdalena ~ Santa Fe, NM)
A. This is not about investigating wrongdoing and bringing people to justice; it’s about trying to usurp the election and the democratic process.  If this was about routing out corruption and holding people accountable for their actions, they’d also be sincerely investigating Obama, Clinton, Lynch, Rice, Comey, Holder and a few others.  They’re not, which reveals their true intentions and I, for one, am sick and tired of this continuous unadulterated horse manure. 

Q. Any thoughts on the hundreds of New York City cops who turned their backs on New York’s Mayor de Blasio the other day?  (Ginny ~ Igo, CA)
A. He should just fire every damned one of them.  I mean, he’s a radical, left-wing, liberal Communist, so he can do that.  He doesn't like cops anyway, so why have them?  

Q. I’m so afraid that Congress is going to just patch up ObamaCare and claim victory.  Don’t they care what we, the people, think?  (Lucinda ~ Pomona, CA)
A. I don’t think there’s a person in Congress, Democrat, Republican or otherwise, who really gives a hoot about what we think or want.  They’re in their own little worlds, and we’re excluded.  They have no principles, no scruples and no consciences.  I can hardly wait for November of 2018.     

“I rant.  Therefore, I am.” ~ Dennis Miller


Thursday, July 13, 2017


Democrats have willfully and repeatedly peddled, discredited and disputed information to tarnish President Donald Trump and his administration, begging the question of who's actually colluding with Russia, The Washington Times reports.

What is even worse is that Congressional Republicans have taken absolutely no steps to support Trump.  They have therefore become complicit in the effort to force Trump out of office, and every damned one of them, along with their liberal progressive Democrat cohorts needs to be removed from office in November of 2018.  We’re going to have to do that ourselves; nobody manufactures a strong enough pesticide to get the job done otherwise. 

Q. What do you know about this so-called Russian lawyer who reportedly met with Trump Jr. and has the Democrats foaming at the mouth?  (Ginger ~ Auburn, CA)
A. She has been linked to Fusion GPS, an operative of the Democrat Party.  In other words, the whole “meeting” was intended to be a set up. She has also been allegedly spotted at several Obama rallies or conferences.  The Democrats need to be fully exposed for who and what they are… liars, schemers and pure anti-American trash. 

Q. What’s your opinion on using U.S., money to build the Mexican border wall?  (Chester ~ Lexington, KY)
A. The wall absolutely has to be built.  We have to secure that border permanently and effectively before we can deal with the issues of illegals in the country.  And the people employed in designing, permitting and building the wall, along with providing materials and equipment, will have a positive impact on a labor market that is still in horrible shape.     

Q. Do you think the Senate will accomplish anything productive by delaying its August recess?  (Boyd ~ Tulelake, CA)
A. No.  I think it’s an exercise in futility and designed solely for the purpose of making us think they really want to do their jobs.  Were they serious and if they really thought they could come together and get something accomplished, they would have agreed to work straight thru until the major issues they are facing are resolved.   

“Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.” ~ Henry A. Wallace


Tuesday, July 11, 2017


At least eighty leftist protesters have been rounded up, charged and taken to jail.  Protests against the House and Senate Health Care bills were organized by such groups as MoveOn.org. 

It’s way past the time when we should have been doing just that.  They flatly refused to dissipate or move when asked. 

Q. With both China and Russia firmly on the side of North Korea, how is Trump ever going to be able to rein in Kim Jong-Un?  (Tiffany ~ Lewiston, ID)
A. I think the obvious answer is to load up Japan with missiles and nukes capable of reaching both countries.  Neither of them wants Japan to have nukes, so that becomes a major bargaining chip for us.  We could also cut off the supply of little yellow rubber duckies Kim Jong-Un has floating in his bathtub. 

Q. I heard from one pundit that Mayor De Blasio went to Hamburg for the sole purpose of making a statement and getting ready to run for president.  Do you actually think the jackass would have the guts to run?  (Byron ~ Tremonton, UT)
A. Oh yes, it’s likely to be a huge shark-fest in the Democrat Party 2020, don’t you think?  Let’s tally up the likely candidates: Chuck the Schmuck, Pocahontas, Michelle, Crazy Hillary and Wiley Bill. 

Q. United Airlines did it again a few days ago, by taking away a seat from a 2-year-old and making him sit in his mother’s lap; his mother had paid $1,000 for that seat and was told by the attendant that it was just too bad, because the flight was overbooked.  Why doesn’t the FAA do something about them?  (Sun ~ Denver, CO)
A. I agree; somebody surely needs to clip their wings.  I’m surprised people still fly on that airline.   

“The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” ~ Mark Russell


Monday, July 10, 2017


Former President Barack Hussein Obama has been playing the “shadow government” game ever since President Trump took office.  If Trump plans to go visit Merkel, Obama jumps on a plane and goes to visit Merkel.  When Trump headed for the G20, Obama promptly booked a trip to leaders of many of those countries. 


It’s the old “kiss ass” game.  You always have to smooch up to other people to protect your legacy because, you know damned well your legacy will not stand on its own merits. 


Q. Why does everyone seem to be second-guessing Trump?  (Yollie ~ Tonopah, NV)
A. Because they lost the election and now they’re on the outside looking in, trying to gain traction. 

Q. How do you feel about Senator McCain coming out and saying that the Republican effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare is dead?  (Lucille ~ Ogden, UT)
A. For the first time in the 31 years I’ve had an eye on John McCain, I think he’s correct.  The GOP boys have been home for a brief recess and have had an earful from us that both the House Bill and the proposed Senate Bill are nowhere near being up to the standards of good and sound legislation.  In other words, after all of the huffing and puffing, they flat suck.    

Q. What is your opinion about Trump’s trip to the G-20 and everything that happened along the way?  (Buck ~ Windsor, CA)
A. I think he conducted himself admirably, and that as time goes on more and more people will come to understand how truly lucky we are to have him in our country at this time.   


“The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.” ~ Andrew Jackson


Thursday, July 6, 2017


Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick traveled “home” to Ghana over America’s Independence Day and proceeded to trash Americans. 

Hopefully, he’ll stay there; he’s not wanted here. Maybe Kathy Griffin will join him. 

Q. It doesn’t appear that China has ever, or will ever, help the U.S. with the North Korean situation.  Why not?  (Justin ~ Wendover, NV)
A. The Chinese would like nothing better than to see South Korea fold and North Korea take the whole peninsula so that the Chinese would then control it.  Remember your history: who backed North Korea in the Korean War?  So, the odds of the Chinese reigning in North Korea are slim and none.  That having been said, if North Korea were to fire off a missile at us, Japan or South Korea, I think China would step in because they don’t want to risk a world war or a war with the United States.  The problem is that the North Korean midget is a total lunatic, so anything can happen. 

Q. With all of the problems the V.A. has been in, did I hear correctly that they are spending $10 million to build a 25-space parking lot?  (Judith ~ Grand Rapids, MI)
A. Yes, at one of its facilities in West Virginia.  That works out to $400,000 per spot, by the way.  I suspect that the Chief Medical Officer and the facility administrator are tired of parking with the peon veterans who are standing in line waiting to get treated.     

Q. How do you feel about Obama’s working behind the scenes to rebuild the Democrat Party?  (Leopold ~ Savannah, GA)
A. His ability to build positive things has certainly been proven over the last eight years, has it not?   

“I do not understand why we send so much money to foreign nations when we have such a horrendous homeless and poverty problem right here in our own backyard.  I thought charity was supposed to begin at home.” ~ The Unknown Scribbler