Monday, July 28, 2014

V.A. DEAL MAY BE IN THE WORKS


At long last, both the House and the Senate may have reached a deal to breathe new life into the Veterans Administration.  Essentially, the deal calls for $10 billion in immediate emergency spending and $25 billion in improvements over the next three years, including the purchase of some more clinics.  Vets would be able to go to private doctors in the event of unusual delays or if they live more than 40 miles from a V.A. clinic. 

COMMENTS:
This all sounds too good to be true.  In the first place, the news comes after they spent the weekend in a rush deal to get the problems addressed before going on summer vacation; whenever Congress starts moving faster than a snail’s pace, we end up getting things like… ObamaCare.  Secondly, there is a huge problem with the antiquated V.A. medical computer system that needs to be fixed before anything else stands the slightest chance of working, and we need to keep the gurus who designed the ObamaCare website away from that project. I have my hopes, but I’m not holding my breath.   
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. Congress is going on vacation for five weeks. The border problem continues.  Do you think Obama will try any executive order type moves?  (Olan ~ Las Vegas, NV) 
A. I don’t think he will try a declaration of amnesty; there is growing concern that impeachment proceedings are just around the corner.  However, there is growing use of the word “refugee.”  If he declares all of the illegals who are here to be refugees, that move would certainly thicken the plot. This is almost better than watching J.R. Ewing…

Q. I hear a lot of discussion about Dr. Ben Carson for President.  I like a lot of the things he advocates, but how can he effect any change in Washington with the way things are being run? (Alma ~ Durango, CO)
A. Well, that’s a $2 million question.  The only possibility is if we manage to replace virtually every incumbent who is running for reelection.  We have to remove the current Washington “culture.”  It might be easier to convince Al Gore that there is no global warming. 

Q. What do you make of North Korea’s missile test over the weekend?  (Bob ~ Clackamas, OR)
A. With everything that’s been deteriorating on the international scene, I’ve been wondering when we’d hear from that sawed-off little runt again.  Well, you don’t really need to test a missile unless you intend to use it, do you? 

TODAY’S QUOTE:
“The lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis is plain: Strength prevents war; weakness invites it.  We need a Commander-In-Chief who understands that – and who won’t leave us facing a foe who thinks he doesn’t.” ~ Arthur L. Herman

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

OBAMA’S NEXT BLUNDER?



King Barack the First is having trouble on the border.  The House is cutting his funding request, Rick Perry is threatening his plan to leave the border wide open, there’s a threat of impeachment brewing, (see MY AMERICAN OPINION), and illegal children continue to make the dangerous trek from Honduras and other Central American Countries.  So, the King is seriously considering sending U.S. planes to Honduras to fly these children to the U.S. at taxpayer expense and "eliminate the danger."  How will he get away with that?  By labeling them as “refugees.” 

COMMENTS:

Go ahead there, King Barack.  Make my day. 

TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:

Q. What’s this about Schumer and medications for pets?  (Tony ~ El Segundo, CA)
A. Here we are in a world full of huge problems and a President who continues to be A.W.O.L. and Chuck Schumer is trying to push legislation through Congress that would put a control on prices of prescription pet meds.  Now remember: He’s a “top dog” in the Democratic Party and barks a lot in the halls of Congress.  He’s obviously got his important ducks in a row.  Talk about the tail wagging the dog…

Q. Up to 90% of these illegals are not showing up to their deportation hearings.  We all knew in our hearts that this would be the case.  What is Obama going to do about that?  (Garth ~ El Paso, TX)
A. Play 18 holes at a Palm Springs resort.  Don’t worry about a thing, Garth; Barry has everything under control.  Just look at his recent successes in Syria, the Ukraine, Israel and Iraq.  He’s cool, man… cool. 

Q. I heard that John Kerry was “humiliated” during his visit with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi?  (Claudia ~ Mesa, AZ)
A. Can you imagine the audacity of the Egyptians to require Kerry to go through a wand-style security screening before being admitted to the meeting place?  Don’t they know that he has over 233 Purple Hearts and 28 Bronze Stars hanging in his closet?  They obviously distrust Kerry as much as I distrust Obama. 

TODAY’S QUOTE:

“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” ~ Dalai Lama

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Friday, July 25, 2014

PUTIN RESPONDS TO OBAMA SANCTIONS: WAR IN UKRAINE PROCEEDS


Russia started firing heavy artillery into the Ukraine yesterday in response to Obama’s placement of more sanctions.  Russia is also dramatically increasing its shipments of arms and supplies to the Ukrainian separatists. "We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to separatist forces in Ukraine and have evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russian to attack Ukrainian military positions," according to a State Department spokesperson.

COMMENTS:
Yesterday was a bad day for both Obama and Kerry.  Kerry showed up in Tel Aviv in an attempt to broker peace and Hamas killed 15 children in an attack.  Both Israel and Hamas basically told Kerry to take get out of town.  Israel discovered huge, sophisticated tunnels fortified with concrete leading from Gaza into Israel; the tunnels are capable of storing rockets and hiding terrorists for weeks at a time.  It should be noted that Obama continues to send aid to Palestine which is undoubtedly ending up in the hands of Hamas.  What a sad sack of manure we have for a President.    

TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. We had another botched death sentence the other day.  Why do we have to have a death sentence anyway?  (Karen ~ Gardnerville, NV)
A. Oh, yes, those poor, mistreated murderers on death row.  It is such a crying shame; I wish our government would just commute their sentences, credit them with time served and release them, don’t you?  As a matter of fact, maybe you would consider taking one of them in.  You know, these guys who get sentenced to death have committed some of the most brutal, cold-blooded beatings, rapes and murders in the history of mankind; you can feel sorry for them, but I do not. 

Q. What do you think about the V.A. claims that they may have to close their doors if we don’t fork over more taxpayer money?  (Henry ~ Salinas, CA)
A. Poppycock.  That seems to be the only answer Obama has to anything: “Give me more money.”  Now, I’m a veteran and I’m damned upset at what that agency has done to my fellow veterans, but I’m not in favor of forking over a dime until we have a full and complete investigation on the status quo and a full and transparent report to the American public, all accompanied by a responsible plan to fix this mess. Why throw crisp, $100 bills onto a raging fire?   

Q. What’s the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant?  (Barb ~ Santa Ana, CA)
A. The Japanese now acknowledge that crops some 20km from the plant were destroyed by radiation.  They are currently trying desperately to stop the flow of radiation from the plant into groundwater by building a huge underground freeze field.  Back on July 6th, they had to stop pumping water into one of the reactors due to leaks and the danger of a meltdown rose dramatically.  Finally, they’re reviewing current exposure limits for workers at the site with the possibility of raising them.  I guess the United States isn’t the only country with a jerk in charge. 

TODAY’S QUOTE:
“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline.  It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” ~ Frank Zappa

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

IMMIGRANTS GOING TO CLOSED SHOPPING MALLS



The Obama Administration has decided to house the influx of illegal aliens and children in shuttered shopping malls across America. 

COMMENTS:
They’re telling the states where these illegals are being sent that they’ll be there for a 35-day max.  I’ll bet you my bottom dollar that these illegals will still be here, probably in these shopping centers and at our expense… when Obama gets out of office.  

TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. What is your response to the fact that 12 fictitious GAO employees with phony social security numbers were able to sign up for ObamaCare and get subsidies?  (Tyler ~ Pottsboro, TX)
A. That’s good; that explains why Obama was able to get signed up with his phony birth certificate and fraudulent Connecticut-issued social security card.  Now then… We all know that ObamaCare is the biggest government rip-off of the American citizenry in American history.  Everything about the program is as phony as a four-dollar bill.   

Q. Obama last week signed a new Executive Order mandating non-discrimination in Federal contractor hiring based on sexual orientation.  There are no exceptions for religious organizations.  Is that going to be headed for Court as well?  (Florence ~ Davis, CA)
A. Many religious groups obtain Federal grants or manage Federal contracts, especially when it comes to provision of services to youth groups, substance abuse programs and the like.  This would ban religions that have anti-gay provisions from participating in those grants and contracts.  That, in and of itself, is discriminatory and a violation of the Freedom of Religion clause.  Obama is bound and determined to force his will on everybody, isn’t he? 

Q. What do you think about the Forbes empire selling out to the Chinese?  (Rusty ~ Boise, ID)
A. I hear Steve was directed to sell by a fortune cookie. With the oppressive anti-business climate in America today, I think the Forbes people made a wise decision.  They probably have had enough bad treatment and decided to either sell or shut down and I don’t blame them.  The U.S. is reaping what it sows. 

TODAY’S QUOTE:
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” ~ Galileo

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FEDERAL COURT RULES AGAINST OBAMACARE

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. 

COMMENTS:

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. 

TODAY’S QUOTE:

“A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.” ~ Aesop

TODAY’S VIDEO:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PERRY ORDERS NATIONAL GUARD TO BORDER


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."

COMMENTS:
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. 

TODAY’S QUOTE:
“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 

TODAY’S VIDEO: