Commentary

George Soros has donated more than $8 billion globally to his Open Society Foundations. Couple that with decades of investing around the world and it would be easy to assume Soros in a figure of global popularity. Only he isn’t. He’s almost the polar opposite. Soros made headlines recently warning of increased economic problems, the growth of Occupy Wall Street and government repression what he characterized as “strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order.” In short, the kind of chaos helped foment in the old Soviet Union and elsewhere. In his book “Open Society,” Soros credits his foundation with “mobilizing... continue reading
Four years ago, global tensions were rising and gas was on its way to a mid-July peak of $4.11 per gallon. Conservative leaders called for a nationwide push to access our energy resources - long denied by the eco-nuts. The campaign to "Drill Here, Drill Now," was a rallying cry throughout 2008. Even martial arts tough guy Chuck Norris urged voters to "tell Congress we're the bosses and they're not." Today circumstances are much the same. Iran is destabilizing the Mideast again and Egypt, Libya, Syria and other nations are in chaos. Gas is at $3.45 a gallon and CNN's... continue reading
The lead financial story January 20 th 's USA Today was headlined "Are corporate defaults set to rise?" My answer, before reading, was: of course. As are government defaults - directly, at municipal and possibly state levels, by currency devaluation via printing money at the federal level. As are personal defaults, via rising numbers of home mortgage walk-aways and bankruptcies. But since it's private sector business that creates real jobs, let's narrow the consideration here to the subject of the article, corporate defaults. Five U.S. companies and six globally have already defaulted on their debt in 2012, suggesting a pace... continue reading
It Super Bowl time and 308 million people are poised for the battle between … left and right. That insignificant contest between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots will be over Sunday Feb. 5. But the battle between red and blue has taken on epic proportions. It hasn't always been that way. For decades, America was called the great melting pot. One trip up and down through your cable offerings and you know that's no longer true. We've been sliced and diced, segmented and marketed. We are no longer one nation under God. Heck, one segment doesn't... continue reading
If it must be Gov. Romney, let him defend himself and his career forcefully. We are already seeing how Romney is being demonized because he is rich and successful and owns multiple homes and eliminated some jobs in the course of saving, fixing and strengthening companies. If he gets defensive about this, he loses. If he shies from it, he loses. Here is how I think he should start every speech: " I'm Mitt Romney. I'm rich . In case you haven't gotten the message from my GOP opponents, and from President Obama and his minions, I am rich. President... continue reading
When Rick Santorum essentially tied in Iowa, he gave his campaign new life. He also guaranteed America would finally learn just how disgusting, vile and despicable the left is in this country. And how major news outlets and one of the most well-known businesses in the world - Google - are complicit in trying to destroy Santorum because he opposes gay marriage. Santorum is the victim of what Reuters partner The Wrap and many other organizations call a "Google problem." That's quite the understatement. He was attacked with a Google bomb from the vomitous Dan Savage, a gay advocate and... continue reading
The post-Christmas headline reads: ''THE MOLOTOV PARTY,'' and it's not talking about a fiery New Year's Eve bash. Naturally, it refers to the GOP and accompanies a photo of the top candidates, with every single letter of the headline capitalized for emphasis. Within a few hours, it morphs into '' THEY ♥ MANDATES ,'' an attack this time on Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Political junkies would recognize that level of anti-Republican vitriol and readily identify the perpetrator - Huffington Post. HuffPo, as it is sometimes called, has evolved from a simple news aggregator into one of the most sophisticated... continue reading
Twas the night before Solstice, and all through the park No protesters were stirring, even after the dark. Occupiers were seething, all mad at The Man, 'Tis Wall Street we're blamin' and we're not a fan. When out of the mud there arose a great crash, Perhaps it was thugs or a junkie on hash. I undid my sleeping bag, made fine from bamboo. (Thank Gaia it was clean and recyclable too.) I climbed from the muck (or maybe the mire), And looked through the tents or just a bit higher. My friends to the left (there were many of... continue reading
This past week, MSNBC has repeatedly advanced the claim that this year as many as 5 million voters will be disenfranchised by unjust state laws requiring them to produce government-issued photo IDs when voting. MSNBC's newest 'star,' Al Sharpton, even hosted a special program devoted to this outrage. On Friday, I changed the title on a car, and needed photo ID. I bought something at OfficeMax with a credit card and needed photo ID. Neither you or I can travel by air, rent a car, check into a motel, cash a check or money-order, rent a post office box, win... continue reading
It's easy to see George Soros's imprint on most major American left-wing organizations. All you have to do is look at their financial forms. George Soros aids hundreds of left-wing groups in America each year under the auspices of his Open Society Foundations. In just 10 years, Soros has given more than $550 million to liberal organizations in the United States. And that's really just a beginning. That total represents about 27 percent of the $2 billion given out by the American branches of his Open Society Foundations from 2000 to 2009. (2010 forms are unavailable and Open Society staff... continue reading