Monday, January 26, 2015
Although America’s southern border with Mexico has been getting the lion’s share of attention for many years, a for more touchy situation from a national security standpoint exists along the world’s longest border, the border between the U.S. and Canada, which is 5,500 miles long. While security experts agree that the most likely point of crossing into the U.S. for terrorists is along the Canadian border, it is mostly unguarded.
Of course, a potential terrorist first has to get into Canada, but they have their own home-grown terrorist cells just as we do. And there’s no shortage of Muslim groups in Canada, either. Yes, I would venture a guess that they are far more sophisticated when it comes to keeping terrorists off this continent that the U.S. is, but the danger still exists and it appears that our government is far less concerned about our national security and our borders than they are about “global warming.”
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. We all know about the poor care given to veterans across this country, but I often wonder how the seniors are doing. (Anne ~ Henderson, NV)
A. They rank dead last in health care, no play on words intended. One of five seniors regularly skips an essential test or procedure because they cannot afford it. The next thing you know, they’re going to be whacked a fine for not having proper insurance, making the problem worse. But, that’s what the death panel in ObamaCare provides for, isn’t it? Let the seniors die; they no longer contribute to the taxpaying segment of society anyway, and Obama wants the tax revenues so he can spend them.
Q. An Arizona legislator has introduced a few gun control bills, one of which requires private sellers of guns to take the buyer and the gun to a dealer to initiate a $20 background check. I think that’s a great idea. How do you feel? (Vanessa ~ Tampa, FL)
A. On the surface, it sounds great. But, think it through; what criminal is going to go through a background check to get his hands on a gun? There’s already a black market in guns; all this is going to do is jack up the price and make sellers richer, while at the same time providing the government with another avenue of gun registration. If you really want to stop gun crimes in America, you need to euthanize everybody.
Q. What is your opinion on abortion? (Melissa ~ Salem, OR)
A. It’s too damned bad Obama’s mother didn’t have one.
“The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion, because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing in between.” ~ Mother Teresa
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Oozing out yesterday came the news that Barack Hussein Obama has fired off an arrogant epistle to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning that Netanyahu “will pay the price” for his scheduled speech before Congress. Last year, Atlantic magazine quoted an unnamed senior administration official calling Netanyahu a “chickenshit.”
Hussein’s own arrogance and petty petulance has become more than an embarrassment to the United States. Someone really needs to take his belligerent fanny out to the woodshed. He’s starting to sound more and more like a real Hussein.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. You said [yesterday] in MY AMERICAN OPINION that Netanyahu turned down Obama’s invitation to meet, after Boehner extended an invitation and Netanyahu accepted. Then we heard that Netanyahu asked to meet with Obama after he agreed to meet with Congress and that Obama refused. What do you think the truth is? (Larry ~ Seattle, WA)
A. I heard that Netanyahu had declined the president’s invite before I heard that Obama was the one to decline. I believe the second story to have been invented by Obama to try and deflect the fact that he had been outmaneuvered and shunned by both Boehner and Netanyahu. One only has to ask the question: Who do you think is the de facto international Ishmael here, Obama or Netanyahu?
Q. In coverage of King Abdullah’s death in Saudi Arabia, I heard that our relationship with that country hasn’t really been all that good as of late. I thought we were close allies? (Maureen ~ San Rafael, CA)
A. Although Saudi Arabia's social norms are repugnant to America, our relationship was particularly close when Bush II was in office; but it soured dramatically under Obama. As a matter of fact, our relationships with virtually all countries have soured under Obama. I guess it’s true: we have a real lemon for a president.
Q. Why do you suppose we haven’t closed our embassy, or at least removed most of our staffing from Yemen? (Phillip ~ Port Angeles, WA)
A. After being hounded by the press over the same issue, the State Department has quietly begun removing staff from its embassy in Yemen. Obama doesn’t want to admit that Yemen is in deep terrorist trouble; after all, he’s been ballyhooing about what great strides they made with his assistance and he just released five top terrorist prisoners from Gitmo to go there. Once again, he thinks his poop does not stink, while those of us downwind can definitely affirm otherwise.
“A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial and uninformed.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Obama Administration is adamantly against testing welfare recipients for drugs before they can get their food stamps, and they’ve vowed to fight Wisconsin’s Governor Scoot Walker tooth and nails over the issue. Last month, a federal appeals judge upheld a 2013 ruling that Florida's mandatory drug-testing regime for welfare recipients was unconstitutional.
Now let’s see… Marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado. Would this mean that welfare recipients cannot use their food stamps to purchase pot-laced chocolate chip cookies? One wonders how an issue as stupid as this can ever make it to the legislature.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. I hear that the number of illegals caught at the southern border is declining rapidly. Is that another Obama lie? (Manny ~ Las Vegas, NM)
A. You need to parse the words: “caught” at the southern border. That would not include those who were detected but let go, or those not detained. To you and me, “caught” means caught; to Obama, those “caught” and released are not counted. Besides, look at it this way: most of the Mexican population has already crossed the borders; there can’t be that many left.
Q. Within a week, I hear that Obama’s ratings are higher than they have been in 20 months; in another, I hear they are lower than ever in his history. What gives? (Kelly ~ Santa Ynez, CA)
A. It all depends on who is doing the polling, how the questions are asked and who the audience is. The first poll was conducted by CNN and the second one was done by Gallup.
Q. How would you rate our State of the Union? (Josh ~ Belmont, CA)
A. In the toilet.
“You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.” ~ George Carlin
Thursday, January 22, 2015
In the face of growing international terrorism threats, the Obama administration has just released Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from a U.S. prison, (not from Gitmo, but from a civilian jail), after a federal terrorism conviction. Al-Marri is an al Qaeda operative who was planted as a “sleeper” in the United States by Khalid Sheikh Mohamed under orders to await instructions on carrying out a second wave of attacks after the 9/11 atrocities – against water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. military academies, and other targets. The Justice Department quietly sprung him on Friday so he could return to his native Qatar, a country that is notorious for providing material support to Jihadists.
It seems to me that Obama and his thugs are flagrantly guilty of treason against the United States. This is a man who was rescued by Eric Holder, sentenced to 15 years in prison and released after barely serving six. Had the Justice Department filed appropriate charges and taken the case to trial, the 43-year-old al-Marri would have been looking at a life sentence. One really has to ask: Are Muslims now running this country?
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. I was just informed that the healthcare website for ObamaCare is sharing personal information with advertisers. I thought that was against the law. (Ophie ~ Richmond, CA)
A. Obama and his thugs practice the theory that laws are meant to be broken. Information being released can include age, income, ZIP code, whether a person smokes, and if a person is pregnant. It can include a computer's Internet address, which in turn can identify a person's name or address when combined with other information collected by sophisticated online marketing or advertising firms. Isn’t it a shame; you are being screwed and you didn’t even feel it.
Q. Bryant Gumbel says members of the NRA are pigs. Why does HBO keep him around? (Myrna ~ Lancaster, PA)
A. Yeah, I know what you mean; even NBC couldn’t tolerate him. People who say those things wear their imbecility on their sleeves.
Q. Where does Obama get off warning European nations that they’d better start assimilating Muslims into their countries… or else? (George ~ Littleton, CO)
A. He intends to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations and the first World Prime Oligarch.
“White people scare the crap out of me.” ~ Michael Moore
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
H&R Block is warning that Americans are going to be totally confused when trying to tackle their 2014 tax returns; the complicated myriad of regulations associated with the Affordable Care Act will stump even the most knowledgeable of tax payers. Former IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson said the new Obamacare requirements will deliver a "shock to the system." "Low-income filers are not used to itemizing and it will be a big challenge for them," he told the Daily Caller. "You’re introducing a whole new level of complexity."
Just dummy up and file; if you do it wrong, they’ll find you.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. Should Lindsey Graham run for President? (Belton ~ Davis, CA)
A. There appears to be too much of a crowd of potentially good candidates right now. I think Lindsey should stay where he is and keep Mitch McConnell from joining the progressive left, which I think he would do in a heartbeat if Graham left the Senate.
Q. Do you think government bureaucrats have contempt for the American public? (Wanda ~ Folsom, CA)
A. Hmmm, let’s see: I.R.S. and John Koskinen; I.R.S. and Lois Lerner; White House and Valerie Jarrett; White House and Barack Obama; D.O.J. and Eric Holder; D.H.H.S. and Jonathan Gruber… I could go on and on, but do I really need to say more?
Q. I know you have mentioned it before, but the fact that the federal government is warning banks and credit unions not to allow accounts with gun stores or gun brokers is really coming out now. They are legal businesses in this country; how can the federal government force the banks and credit unions to discriminate against them? (Gerard ~ Blaine, WA)
A. It’s called oppression and intimidation. Someone needs to sue the government over this. The next thing you can expect is that they will forbid banks to do any business with citizens who own guns.
“There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli