The more things change, the more they stay the same. Same song, different verse. More of the same. All of these adjective phrases aptly describe what happened in Congress yesterday. Darrell Issa had requested Lois Lerner return to his committee and testify about the IRS targeting of conservative groups for political purposes. As it was last year, her answer was the same. She came, she sat, and when she was asked a question, → Read More
If the news from the past few days hasn’t been enough to dampen your fire, try this on for size. Tis the season for budget proposals in Washington. President Obama is the first to reveal what he wants to spend our money on, with Paul Ryan soon to follow. I’ll try to take a look at Mr. Ryan’s, when he turns it loose, but for now, all we have to go on is → Read More
Is this what Obama meant when he said he wanted to improve relations with Russia? As news continues to pour in, one thing is clear: The Russians have seized the Crimea, a part of the sovereign nation of Ukraine. Thousands of heavily armed troops wearing uniforms without any identification but in vehicles with Russian license plates have surrounded key buildings and facilities. The Crimea is just several hundred miles from Sochi, site of the → Read More
If ever there was evidence of the upside down world of our immigration system, it would be the story of the Romeike family from Germany. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are Christians and because of their Christian beliefs, they decided to home school their children, even though German law does not grant them that right. They felt it important enough that they defied that law and were facing increasingly higher fines and the possibility → Read More
When Barack Obama was running for President, many of us had doubts about his commitment to Israel. Even though he claimed to support them with no reservations, we were not so sure of his real intentions. This is what he said when he was bidding for the White House, claiming Israel’s security was non-negotiable and sacrosanct. He has repeatedly reiterated that statement throughout his first term and into his second. Again, many of → Read More
A Western leader cannot look at Russia the same way he would a Western country. It’s a huge mistake and Obama is making it!
The lack of any real foreign policy expertise around Obama is really shocking. The White House staff is mostly populated with Obama cronies, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, known for lying about the Benghazi attack, is just a hack. Things are little better at the State Department. What did → Read More
I have said many times, President Obama is good at what he does. And what does he do, you may ask? He divides our country, stirring up hate and strife wherever he goes. He uses the same tactics on every issue he addresses. It matters not if he is talking about income inequality or the rights of homosexuals, he always uses the same kind of inflammatory speech to stir up his captive → Read More
Last weekend’s meeting in Washington, D.C. of the National Governors Association was covered as a genial meeting of the governors with President Obama. I believe I have heard it described as positive and constructive. As it turns out, and is now being revealed, those adjectives do not seem to apply. Not at all. What really happened is something that many of us have grown to expect from President Obama. He has his say → Read More
I have been pondering the question posed in the title of this post for quite some time. I believe the main source of this pondering is the furor that is ongoing in America over the rights of individual business owners, who happen to be Christians and hold certain religious values, to refuse to service certain segments of our population. I was informed last year in a discussion on this blog that these Christian → Read More
[Note: Originally published at Mike's America, this post is a few days old. But the main point is one that needs to be made. New and disturbing events are taking place in Ukraine and an update may be forthcoming soon].
Any effort to criminalize legitimate opposition ultimately leads to tyranny and violence!
In Ukraine, a bloody government crackdown on protesters created scenes that look like they are right out of some Hollywood horror story.
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For some reason the left can never see the dark red side of communism. Yet they’ll trumpet every flaw about America!
Yesterday I posted in pictures the story of student protests in Venezuela and asked why the left was either silent in support or on the side of the oppressive government thugocracy? A day earlier, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), an arch liberal reported on a recent trip to Cuba where he swallowed every bit → Read More
Make no mistake about the upcoming midterm elections. Even though ObamaCare is extremely unpopular, the Obama administration is not backing down in their attempts to force its implementation down the throats of Americans who want no part of the train wreck. The latest evidence of that comes from Ms. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. After meeting with the National Governors Association over the weekend, she blasted the GOP members of → Read More
I suspect many who will read this post already know who Justina Pelletier is. For those of you who do not, she is a 15-year-old girl from Connecticut who is trapped in Massachusetts. She was just ordered to a non-medical foster care facility by Judge Joseph Johnson on Monday. I’ll try to fill in the back story as briefly as possible, but the details we know are important.
Until just over a year ago, → Read More
Here is a flashback for you. On December 23, 2013, I wrote about ObamaCare had a surprise in store for New Year’s Day, 2014. There was a planned cut of 14% to the funds that help provide home health services to patients who do not go to the hospital. As it turns out, not only is that 14% cut a reality, but Kathleen Sebelius has doubled down on the cuts, to the tune → Read More
Many times, a given issue is defined by the rhetoric used to describe it. Its importance is determined by how well said rhetoric is accepted by the news media and the American people. Global warming, ie. climate change, is no different. The rhetoric abounds. Secretary of State John Kerry described those of us who disagree with the disproved theory that global warming and climate change are the greatest threats we face as akin to → Read More
Do you remember the saying, truth is stranger than fiction? Much of the time, that really is the case and the IRS could be placed on display as a case in point. Remember now, the IRS is the most hated of all government agencies. They seem to be impervious to the pain and suffering of the American citizen, interested only if you are paying every red cent you are supposed to pay in → Read More