Thursday, November 27, 2014




Wednesday, November 26, 2014


John Koskinen has announced that his I.R.S. employees are going to get bonuses again this year. 

I’m speechless; literally speechless. 

Q. You said way back last year when Obama announced that their enrollment target number for ObamaCare had been met that you though it was a lie.  I mean, it was obvious, because the numbers took a big jump at the end.  Now, the White House is admitting that they added the numbers of people who signed up for a dental plan to the total.  At the same time, there were allegations that people who had signed up were not in fact paying their first premiums.  The target was 7 million.  How many do you think actually signed up and paid?  (Timmy ~ Tyler, TX)
A. Somewhere between 4 and 5 million.  That means it is financially collapsing of its own weight.  But, I think Obama has a plan to save it; he’s going to put the 5 million illegals he just gave amnesty to on ObamaCare and the taxpayers will pay the premiums.  Gruber was right: We Americans are stupid. 

Q. Is it true that Regan also issued an order for amnesty for illegals?  (Joe ~ Palo Alto, CA)
A. That’s just another blatant Obama lie.  A Democrat-controlled Congress wanted to pass a law granting amnesty, but Reagan refused to sign it unless they agreed to increase border security.  They agreed and he signed the law, but they never increased border security.  It looks like all Democrats are not only liars, but they never keep their promises either. 

Q. Did I hear that taxpayers are going to pay for the children of illegals?  (Penney ~ Pahrump, NV)
A. Obama didn’t mention that in his announcement?  Illegals are getting Social Security cards, which means that they will be eligible for some Social Security benefits and disability pay.  This also puts them into the income tax system, which means they are eligible for earned income tax credits. It also means that he's buying future Democrat votes with your tax money. 

“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” ~ Stephen King


Tuesday, November 25, 2014


No true bill. Insufficient evidence to support a filing of charges. 

Eric Holder and Barack Obama were quick to throw the Ferguson Police under the bus.  Neither one had any business commenting on the shooting of Michael Brown until an investigation was completed; even then, they should keep their collective mouths closed so that comments would not interfere with anyone’s right to a fair trial.  They didn’t keep their mouths shut and their remarks, coupled with inciting statements by the illustrious Al Sharpton undoubtedly fueled almost two weeks of destructive riots.  They both should be reprimanded and censured by the Congress and the Supreme Court for their egregious actions.  Unfortunately, the odds of that happening are slim and none. 

Q. I am totally against Internet gambling.  It is ruining a lot of lives.  Now the Indian tribes are starting it.  But, if we outlaw it, how do we control the offshore operations?  (Glenn ~ Tacoma, WA)
A. All we need to do is to pass a law making it illegal for any credit or debit card company to process gambling transactions for Internet gaming operations.  That’ll dry them up faster than Obama can sign an Executive Order.  . 

Q. It seems to me that Obama has a very nasty temperament and is intensely focused on “getting even” with anyone who crosses him, including the American public.  (Mia ~ Needles, CA)
A. Yeah, you’re right.  They just quietly released 3,415 new government regulations, all aimed at making life more miserable for us. 

Q. What’s next in Iran?  (Chester ~ Logan, UT)
A. The Iranians are in the driver’s seat.  Once again they refused to strike a deal by the deadline and once again…. the deadline was pushed back.  It reminds me of the disappearing “red line” of Syrian fame.  Interestingly enough, Kerry’s announcement of a failure in a deal and pushing back the deadline again was timed to be exactly when Obama was gushing praise to Hagel after he fired him.  Obviously, the White House prefers that the “stupid” American public not pay attention to the Administration’s failure at foreign policy. 

“Men are like steel.  When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.” ~ Chuck Norris


Monday, November 24, 2014


Federal investigators from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, (which audits the IRS), have uncovered encrypted copies of some 30,000 emails from a backup system, including those of Lois Lerner’s.  While it may take some time to decrypt them, toss out duplicates and edit them to take out names of taxpayers, the emails should shed significant light on the question of what Lerner was emailing and to whom. 

I am going to guess that Lois Lerner’s, Valerie Jarret’s and Barack Obama’s blood pressures have shot way up.  Maybe that’s why he pulled his unconstitutional immigration stunt, because he has nothing to lose?  Could an impeachment be in the offing?   

Q. What do you think Obama is willing to give Iran to get a deal on their nuclear energy program?  (Lenny ~ Phoenix, AZ)
A. Everything, including the kitchen sink.  Here’s the fact: If Iran was only interested in building a nuclear reactor for the purpose of providing nuclear energy to its country, we could provide them with it and operate it for them.  They fact that they insist on building it and operating it themselves “for peaceful purposes” speaks for itself.  So… they want nukes.  Obama wants to rule America as “Despot-in-Charge” and he desperately needs the popularity of the country to make that happen.  In his twisted mind, he thinks striking a deal with Iran will accomplish that.  He’s psychotic; he has no grasp of reality and he is therefore very dangerous to us and our national security.   Besides, he likes Al Sharpton. 

Q. What do you think about the plans for the Republicans to sue Obama?  (Li ~ San Francisco, CA)
A. The thing about it is Obama continues to violate the law, finger Congress and ignore the Constitution.  The country just gave the Republicans a mandate to fix it…. And they’re fumbling the ball again, looking at each other and shrugging their shoulders while screaming like sick pigs.   They won’t impeach him and a budget cut isn’t going to hurt him one damned bit because he has discretionary spending.  Oh… they’re going to sue him?  That won’t get to the Supreme Court until long after Obama is out of office.  I’m so outraged I can’t stand it.  Now, I need a good stiff drink… maybe a straight shot or two.  Anyone got any ethanol? 

Q. I have a friend who came here from Taiwan on a special program where you can invest $500,000 and get a visa for you and your family and a chance at citizenship.  He’s madder than hell about this Obama amnesty thing.  What can I tell him?  
A. “T.S.” and that doesn’t mean “tomorrow’s Saturday.” 

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.  I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

With this President, what do you expect?

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