Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A Federal Appeals Court panel has ruled a strong blow against ObamaCare, in that the Federal Government cannot issue subsidies to people who sign up for ObamaCare through the Federal ACA exchange. The ruling deals a huge financial blow to the Affordable Care Act and may be the final nail in the coffin.
The White House is sure to request a hearing on the matter to the full Court and then to the Supreme Court. I believe the ruling to be correct, but that’s never stopped Obama from rampantly displaying his audacity.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. I think the international freeze on airplane flights into Tel-Aviv is designed to put pressure on Israel to end the war. What do you think? (Harv ~ Kellogg, ID)
A. That does sound like Obama, doesn’t it? However, he knows darn well that if he openly comes out against Israel he is going to face one, huge irate America including Democrats. No, I think the move is actually designed for safety reasons. Up until now, no one in the territory has had a missile system capable of bringing down airliners over Tel-Aviv, but I suspect the Russians have sent some of those missile launchers like the one used in Ukraine to Iran and Syria.
Q. What do you think of the idea of sidewalk lanes for cellphone users? (Trish ~ Pensacola, FL)
A. That is as about as mindless an idea as I’ve ever heard of. Given the serious nature of problems facing this country today, you would think that government officials could come up with a more creative way of wasting their time… and our tax dollars.
Q. I see Jay Carney is going to work for the Washington Speakers Bureau at a rather high rate of pay. What do you think about that? (Olan ~ Salt Lake City, UT)
A. It’s appropriate: Carney is a liar, a spinner, a conniver and a nincompoop. He’ll fit right in with the rest of the Washingtonians.
“A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.” ~ Aesop
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry has ordered at least 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexican border due to criminal activity which is exploiting the children involved. He said the state has a responsibility to act after "lip service and empty promises" from Washington. "I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor."
I look for Holder to file legal action against Texas claiming they are exceeding the limits of their authority on the basis that immigration is a federal matter. That’s what they did in similar circumstances Arizona. He just loves rubbing people’s faces into the messes he creates.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. Why is the U.S. talking down the Israeli policy of defending itself? (Darla ~ Vicksburg, MS)
A. Because we don’t want Netanyahu to look like a better leader than Obama. You know, if we’re not going to support them in defending their nation, we have no business telling them how to do it. None. Zip.
Q. I’m so upset about the shooting down of the Malaysian jetliner and the way it’s being handled. (Earnest ~ Lake City, CA)
A. Let me be succinct. You have a President who chastises Israel for killing too many Hamas while he continues to send U.S. Aid to Palestine; he doesn’t give a hoot about Israel. You have a President who basically waffles over holding Putin accountable for the airplane being shot down. Now, here’re the facts: (1) the plane got shot down by Russian backed Ukrainian separatists; (2) the wreckage, evidence and bodies are being removed from the scene; (3) no international observers or analysts are being allowed onto the scene; and (4) the black boxes are long gone, probably never to see the light of day again. Putin has not budged. This whole scenario is over, done with, finished. It’s not going any further, period. So, quit the whining and get over it. That’ll make both Putin and Obama very happy. Got it?
Q. Do you think, as Obama suggests, that Russia is isolating itself? (Irv ~ Park City, UT)
A. No. When you deal from a position of power, others are actually attracted to you. If any country is isolating itself, it’s us.
“My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.” ~ Ronald Reagan
Monday, July 21, 2014
They talk out of both sides of their mouths. War is war. Wars bring casualties. If you don’t want and expect casualties, don’t start a war. Hamas has been relentlessly attacking Israel without regard for Israeli lives. Israel warned the residents of Gaza to get out of town ahead of time; Hamas does not. Obama and Kerry don’t have the slightest idea of what war is all about… I don’t care HOW many Purple Hearts and Bronze Stars Kerry says he has. At least Netanyahu, unlike Obama, does know how best to defend his country: don’t pick fights, but kick the crap out of anybody who does.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. It seems to me that Russia has seized world power and is now the dominant nation of all. Do you agree? (Cleotus ~ Oakland, CA)
A. Yes and no. We willingly ceded world power to Putin; he did not have to seize it. Since we emerged as the world leader at the end of World War II, we have consistently been THE world power. But, starting with the Syrian red line that quickly turned yellow when the chips were down, it became known that this President was no world leader and that America was willing to step down from its role. From there, in such a short time, it snowballed into a world full of dangerous chaos. The only thing left in America’s power arsenal these days is Obama’s dangerous left hook on the golf course.
Q. Dr. Ben Carson is suggesting that we remove the party tags from candidate names on election materials in order to force people into learning about their candidates as opposed to voting for straight party-line tickets. It sounds good; do you think it will work? (Dana ~ Tulsa, OK)
A. No. Experience teaches me you cannot force people to do what they would otherwise not do on their own. The only way to encourage people to learn more about the candidates is to have more candidate nights on the tube during prime time. Or, I suppose you could develop game cards where you answer which candidate is for gun control, which is for state rights, etc. and the ones with the most correct answers have a drawing for a free year of text messaging, fries at McDonalds, or something like that.
Q. What do you think of the Republican plan to slash the President’s $3.7 billion border spending request? (Cliff ~ Albany, OR)
A. They didn’t think their plan through. Modify it to include mandatory closing of the border as a precondition to using any of the money for anything else. Politically, I think they’ll lose ground if they just simply cut the budget, not that they have much ground left to lose.
“The most important thing for me is to have a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you, sent his Son to die for your sins; that’s very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward.” ~ Dr. Ben Carson
Saturday, July 19, 2014
A large number of Southside Chicagoans protested last weekend over government spending on illegal immigration while native Chicagoans suffer. “Barack will go down as the worst president ever elected,” one man said. Others compared the modern situation in Chicago to the slavery of yesteryear.
Hmmm… I wonder why that didn’t make the news. You’d think MSNBC, CNN or one of those outfits would have reported on it. Check out the video, below.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. I hear Obama enjoys a high percentage of favorability among the Muslim population? (Chuck ~ Coalinga, CA)
A. A recent report shows that 72% of the Muslims give him a high rating. So here’s what this means: our nation is led by a man who enjoys by far his highest approval from a demographic that descends from an ideology which has been in conflict with the Judeo-Christian ideals of Western Civilization (aka American Exceptionalism) from its very inception. At the moment, less than 1% of the country is Muslim. That translates to .72% of the population thinking he’s doing a great job. Wow… bowls me over!
Q. What do you think of Chris Christie’s chances of getting the Republican nomination for President? (Violet ~ Roy, UT)
A. He has stated that he is not against gun control. Being ambivalent, he’s also said he’s not for gun control. As far as I am concerned, anyone who says he’s not against control is for it. I think the NRA will be all over him. I also sometimes think he is a closet liberal. That all being said, the Republican hierarchy is dumb enough to put him on the same ticket as Mitt Romney.
Q. I’ve heard more than one person say that the Congressional investigations into Benghazi, the I.R.S., Fast & Furious, the V.A…. they’re all just dog and pony shows. I think I saw you say it once or twice as well. What do you base that on? (Seth ~ Burns, OR)
A. If they were serious about it and not getting responses, like they are not, they could start defunding the White House. They don’t need the Senate to do that and it would force things straight into the Supreme Court. But, they just keep on sending out subpoenas and accepting the Obama’s middle finger. This thing about suing the President is, to me, a blatant sign of impotency. I think Obama called their bluff when he said, “So sue me,” and what did they decide?
“Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.” ~ Ronald Reagan
Friday, July 18, 2014
A V.A. whistleblower now says that a large number of employees were shifted from processing V.A. applications last summer to working on ObamaCare enrollment. Scott Davis told the Journal-Constitution that health benefit applications for more than 10,000 veterans may have been improperly purged from the Health Eligibility Center’s national data system. He began filing complaints in January 2014, revealing that managers were focused more on meeting goals linked to the Affordable Care Act than processing V.A. applications. Their bonuses were held out as “carrots.”
How much more putrid is the stench of this Administration going to get? Aren’t you ready to gag yet?
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. How’s Hillary’s book doing? There was a lot of hype over it when it first came out and now the hype has died. (Lana ~ Prescott, AZ)
A. So has her audience. The publisher will be lucky to sell enough books to recoup his advance payment. Hopefully, that’s a sign of things to come.
Q. They are letting illegals fly on commercial airlines without having to show any identification? (Jorge ~ Silver City, NM)
A. That’s right. As the story goes, most of them don’t have I.D. when they get here. What I can’t figure out is: if they don’t take the illegal’s picture for their files and issue him some type of I.D. before they ship him off to wherever, how are they going to track him down and make him go through his court appearances pending deportation? Sounds like another deliberate oversight to me. The second question I have is: how do they know this illegal is not carrying an infectious disease before they put him in a passenger cabin with unwitting citizens for a few hours?
Q. The Gore global warming folks are now claiming that the hotter weather causes more kidney stones. Are they just full of hot air? (Judie ~ Fremont, CA)
A. Careful there; you’re stealing my lines. I also heard that Gore is starting a new cable channel called “Chicken Little.”
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marx
Thursday, July 17, 2014
There’s a rumbling in the domestic spy circles that we are in imminent danger of terrorist acts on our homeland. Some conclusions by counter-terrorism experts are so explosive that the WASHINGTON POST has refused to print them.
Don’t worry: Obama has everything under control. He’s cool, man, cool. As a matter of fact, he just recently said that Muslims have the same desire for peace as we do. So, don’t sweat it; Obama has never told a lie.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. Col. Ralph Peters on Fox News really rips Obama, calling him the worst President in history. What say you? (Arlie ~ Albuquerque, NM)
A. That’s what you get when you vote for a good looking, smooth talking Black Democrat who wants to change everything about us, instead of voting for someone who has an education, who is a patriot, who understands sound management principles and who puts the well-being of the country first... regardless of color. Those who perpetrated this sham upon the country should be sought out, identified, and pilloried.
Q. Now that I.S.I.S. has what appears to be more highly enriched uranium than we thought, do they have the ability to put together a dirty nuke against Israel? (Myron ~ Rocklin, CA)
A. I don’t think so, but Iran could, especially with a little help from North Korea. Now, how do they deliver it? I think an Iranian missile might be able to reach Israel, but I don’t know about the accuracy. A missile from Syria could probably deliver the payload. Two camels from Palestine could definitely do the job.
Q. Harry Reid claims the Mexican border is secure. Where does he get his information? (Mandie ~ Eureka, NV)
A. Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Whatshername Schultz. He has also been known to smoke Nevada sagebrush, after which he occasionally straddles a fence and bays at the moon.
“There are three kinds of men: the one that learns by reading; the few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” ~ Will Rogers