Saturday, November 22, 2014


Burney Mountain Hermit is contemplating what we are allowing to happen to our country and will return Monday. 

Friday, November 21, 2014


  "I win; you lose." 


Q. Why didn’t the major networks carry Obama’s speech last night?  (Bolo ~ Santa Fe, NM)
A. Because networks are in the business of having viewers in order to make money and history shows that 93% of Americans either turn off their tubes or switch to another channel whenever he speaks. 

Q. Why did Obama head for Las Vegas right after his amnesty speech?  (Jill ~ Reno, NV)
A. Some say he wants to support Harry Reid as Reid gears up to run for reelection in 2016.  But, if you stop and think about it, Obama always heads for Vegas right after he does something nasty.  Take Benghazi, for instance; he was on his jet plane before the flames in Libya were out.   

Q.  Now that Obama has made his speech, what do you think Congress is going to do about it?  (Vic ~ Pueblo, CO
A.  The last I heard, they were out raising money to send Obama back to Kenya.  They’re selling raffle ticks at $1 each; the winner gets to put him on the plane.  So far, they’ve raised over $315 million. 


“One of my proudest moments is I didn’t sell my soul for the sake of popularity.” ~ George W. Bush


Thursday, November 20, 2014


Workers are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace since 2008.  People typically quit their jobs when they're more confident in finding a new job or already have an offer in hand. The new role usually comes with a higher wage and better prospects. That all adds up to more confidence in the job market. 

Hopefully, that trend will open up some jobs in the labor market because, regardless of what the Obamacrats say, real unemployment is this country probably tops 15%.  No wonder everyone is so damned depressed.  But, the real reason for loosening up some jobs has nothing to do with Obama; it’s been so long since any hiring occurred in this country that a lot of job holders have died off.    

Q. What do you think of the recent charges of sexual misconduct against Bill Cosby?  (Patty ~ Folsom, CA)
A. I do not understand why these women waited so long to tell their stories.  For example, Janet Dickinson says she was assaulted by him in 1982… 32 years ago… in Lake Tahoe.  As far as I am concerned, it either never happened or she was complicit.  I’m sorry, but sexual assault or any other crime is reprehensible conduct and needs to be addressed by law enforcement pronto.  What’s the motive to come forward 32 years after any witnesses could testify or facts obtained?  That doesn’t excuse it, if indeed it happened, but I’m sure as hell not going to jump on the bandwagon to lynch Cosby at this stage of the game.  Personally, the whole thing smells like a publicity stunt or an extortion attempt. 

Q. It looks as if Obama is going ahead with his Executive Order for amnesty for about 5 million illegals.  Do you have any comments?  (Jet ~ Larkspur, CA)
A. Let’s wait and see what’s in it before we jump to conclusions.  Everybody is ready to pounce on him and his amnesty and we don’t know what’s in it yet, although we should not be surprised if our worst fears come true.  I can almost assure you that there will be no conciliation whatsoever. 

Q. I am a religious person and I do not believe in homosexuality at all.  I have every Constitutional right to practice my religious beliefs without interference from the government.  Yet, more and more laws are being passed that trample those rights.  How do we put a stop to it?  (Paula ~ Lincoln, NE)
A. The left-wing liberals are challenging the Constitution on all fronts.  Inevitably, it must all end up before the Supreme Court, which has the inclination to interpret the Constitution according to the dictates of modern times as opposed to how things were when it was drafted.  The founding fathers foresaw the need for change and provided an appropriate avenue; it’s called the amendment process.  It is up to us as citizens to elect a president, senator or representative who agrees with our thinking and who will nominate and confirm Justices accordingly.  Enjoy your pie a la mode. 

“We are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Premier Barack Hussein Obama, recognizing that the Republicans might take control of the Senate, put the 81 year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg under immense pressure to resign; Obama wanted to be able to nominate her replacement and get it approved by the currently Democrat-controlled Senate.  Ginsberg has fired off several shots across the White House bow and made it clear… she doesn’t appreciate Obama’s tactics and motives. 

Gosh… it seems that Obama is even pissing off the liberals.  Isn't he just so cool?  

Q. Where does Obama get the sheer audacity to say he didn’t know a thing about the Gruber scandal until he got home from his trip?  (Fritz ~ Vancouver, WA)
A. You have to understand that Australia has no newspapers.  Besides, he was on the other side of the International Date Line and news gets delayed.   

Q. Do you think the failure of the Senate to pass Landrieu's favored  Keystone Pipeline Bill will doom her future as a politician?  (Sol ~ Tucson, AZ)
A. I think she was probably going to lose her Senate race regardless and don’t think its failure will have any effect, although all Obamacrats desperately need an excuse for their shortcomings.  As far as her political future goes, she’ll probably become a high lama in the Administration. 

Q. It seems to me that, through the planned Executive Order in immigration, Obama is declaring war on Americans and on Congress, both of which are opposing by a large majority his amnesty plans.  (John ~ Oklahoma City, OK)
A. Where have you been?  Obama declared war in 2009.  This is just the latest salvo, albeit a big one.  If Congress lets this slide by, Congress needs to be impeached. 

“Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it’s a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation.” ~ Charles Ruff


Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Thomas Lindenfeld has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud.  He initiated a scheme to funnel illegal money into an as yet unnamed political campaign in 2007.    

What is interesting is that he was a “high muckety-muck” in the 2004 senatorial campaign of Barack Obama.  For the full story, read this:

Q. I heard about this proposal over a year ago and thought the plans were scrapped; they’re going to tax Christmas trees?  (Mimi ~ Orlando, FL)
A. That’s incorrect, according to Washington, D.C.  They say the 15 cents per tree is a fee, not a tax.  They really have a way with words, don’t they?  Further on the subject of taxes, the Obama Administration is quietly and surreptitiously going about starting a tax on the Internet.  They say they are not going to tax the user, just the providers.  Now, who do you think is going to end up paying that tax?  Considering the quality of government we are getting out of this administration, there should be no taxes. 

Q. I see Dr. Ben Carson has weighed in on the Obama immigration plans.  Does his idea stand a chance?  (Goldie ~ Las Vegas, NV)
A. His idea is to defund the Administration portion of the Executive budget, causing direct pain to the White House.  I think that may have Constitutional repercussions, as opposed to defunding a particular program such as the funding for providing illegals with Social Security cards.  But, if they think it’ll fly, I’m all for it. 

Q. I understand Putin walked out early from the G-20 summit in Australia.  What happened?  (Lyle ~ Liberal, KS)
A. It’s not enough that Putin sent a fleet of Russian Naval vessels into Australian waters just prior to the Summit; as you have undoubtedly heard, Putin has also been moving Russian troops into the Ukraine and all-out war seems inevitable.  The Australian government then failed to send a top-level dignitary to meet Putin at the airport, and Putin’s group was put up at a “second-rate” hotel.  Attendees at the G-20 Summit gave him so much heat that he decided to get out of town.  Maybe the bedbugs do bite south of the Equator? 

“I’m so fast that last night I turned the light switch off in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.” ~ Muhammad Ali


Monday, November 17, 2014


Jonathan Gruber’ boisterous bragging about how he led a team of miscreants in perpetrating a fraud during the writing of ObamaCare, finally made the mainstream media over the weekend.  Pelosi denied ever hearing of Gruber; yet, she bragged about him and his MIT expertise in the moments leading up to the passage of ObamaCare.  Obama backed away from any knowledge of Gruber or his fraud; yet, Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Ezekiel, worked side-by-side with Gruber.  Rahm, of course, is as close to Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder as you can get.  There is even documented reason to suggest that Obama himself was in the room with Gruber while the deception was being planned. 

So, there was an apparent collaboration that involved people of importance to the White House.  I believe that when the final I’s were dotted, Pelosi and Reid took one look at it and instantly knew it would not stand up to any serious scrutiny, so they rushed the passage through Congress in the wee small hours of the morning.  It has long been a principle in law that any action or agreement created by fraud is null and void.  So, why doesn’t the new House pass a bill declaring ObamaCare to be null and void?  When the Senate passes the bill, it lands on the President’s desk and, should he veto it, it occurs to be you have yet another impeachable offense.  Hey guys… let’s give it a shot; what can we lose?   

Q. Now that we know ObamaCare was a fraud upon the American people, why aren’t the American people up in arms demanding its repeal?  (Ginger ~ Sedona, AZ)
A. I guess it must be because, like Jonathan Gruber said, the American people are stupid. 

Q. Were you surprised to see the Senate Democrats reelect Harry Reid to be their leader?  (Virgil ~ Redding, CA)
A. Not at all.  Misery loves company.  Besides, if they don’t have a snake in charge, who’s going to keep Obama from getting impeached? 

Q. I know that the Grand Jury is about to deliver its conclusion on the Michael Brown casein Ferguson, Missouri.  Any insight?   (Jordan ~ Blaine, WA)
A. I’m not in possession of all of the facts, but I can tell you this:  We know that Brown had an extensive rap sheet for past problems with the cops; we also know that there was gun powder residue on his clothing, showing he was at close proximity to the officer when he got shot; then, we know that he was shot in the hand, suggesting he was wrestling with the officer trying to get the gun from him.  All of these facts line up with the officer’s recollection as to what happened.  Finally, Brown’s parents took their issue to the United Nations, claiming Brown’s death was the result of racism gone bad within the Ferguson Police Department; the U.N. stuck its nose into the issue and then tossed it out the door, saying Brown was a thug and entitled to what he got.  Given all of that, I would have to surmise that the Grand Jury might charge the officer with manslaughter, knowing that he will be found innocent at trial and thereby avoiding riots in the street should they issue a finding of not sufficient evidence.  Where’s Perry Mason when you need him?     

“Objection, Your Honor!  That question was incompetent, irrelevant and immaterial.” ~ Perry Mason