Commentary

To most Americans, the battle over the Ground Zero Mosque is about honoring the victims of 9/11. To those in the news media, the numbers tell a different story. For weeks on end, news outlets have parroted the most left-wing talking points – crying “racism” or “Islamophobia” in an attempt to paint mosque opponents as bigots. The media’s attack on Americans who still remember what happened on Sept. 11 2001, could be called a crusade. But that word that makes you a pro-Western bigot in their eyes. So let’s call it what it is – jihad. An out-and-out pro-Islamist assault... continue reading
A $787 billion bailout. A health care “reform” law that could bury the entire nation in debt. And a trillion-dollar deficit that could repeat every year for the foreseeable future. All that spending means it’s time for the Bill. Bill Clinton, that is. The media and the left are so intent on saving the Obama presidency from its inner Jimmy Carter that they have brought back the one man they know could keep those evil conservatives at bay. The Big Dog himself has returned for yet another romp in the sun. Obama supporters called in their last, best hope –... continue reading
The news media tend to report facts about the economy distinctly and separated from each other. Here is a collection of facts brought together, to provide a clearer, fuller snapshot of the incredibly dangerous position President Obama has us in … Foreclosures are at near record highs despite pumping billions into bail-outs for homeowners in mortgage default. In July, one in every 397 homes got foreclosure notices in the mail. That number is up 9 percent from June. Regular real estate value recovery is prohibited by this inventory glut and the further wave of foreclosures certain to come. The impending... continue reading
JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater snaps, hurls obscenities, grabs some beer and slides down an emergency exit – tossing away a 20-year career. And he smiles on his way to lockup. An angry customer “loses her cool at an Ohio McDonald’s.” She gets upset they stopped selling Chicken McNuggets, so she attacks several employees through the drive-thru window and goes to jail. Even Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs got into the act, bashing liberal critics. Those who think Obama is “like George Bush,” he said, “ought to be drug-tested.” Gibbs later recanted, calling his complaints “inartful.” High unemployment, high stress... continue reading
All last week, poll results had pundits like Chris Matthews puzzled and outraged that a near majority were willing to question President Obama’s very legitimacy. Matthews and co. chalk it up to ignorance, stupidity and – most of all – racism. But for the most part, they’re wrong. I’ve just returned from a business trip to Idaho Falls , Idaho . It’s a place where, yes, they drive pick-ups, own guns and carry Bibles. But, no, they are neither racists nor radicals. In fact, they prefer to be apolitical, focusing on family and community and being as trustworthy as they... continue reading
Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday dear Barry, Happy birthday to me. Today is Barack Obama’s 49th birthday and an ideal time to mark a little more than a year and a half causing havoc in the White House. What could be more appropriate to celebrate his 18 months of self interest and self involvement than a day honoring him? According to the Associated Press, Obama will have dinner with friends and then settle down to a nice evening in his Hyde Park house. With his wife and children away, he’ll be “spending his birthday instead... continue reading
“The Happiest Place on Earth” is not , apparently, the most optimistic place on earth. Last week Disney dumped Miramax for $660-million. A few weeks before, Disney abandoned its own prohibition against residential community development on adjacent-to-parks property in order to convert hundreds of acres into cash. Not long before that, CEO Iger proclaimed a moratorium on one-and-done movies, a reduction in total films per year, and focus only on movies well connected to existent characters and brands. What do you call all this? A pulling back – conversion of assets to cash and conservation of cash. If Disney hasn’t... continue reading
As a holiday present to himself, on a TV holiday special with Oprah, President Obama gave himself a first year grade of B+. This he earned, apparently, by stacking up a sky-high unemployment rate, points higher than the worst case scenario forecasts and assurances he himself made in promoting his stimulus spending spree. Maybe he earned that grade by allowing an emboldened Iran to openly accelerating nuclear weapons development, hold U.S. hostages and putting them on trial, and even invade Iraq . Or for doing nothing while the Mid-East conflict worsened without even a semblance of a Mid-East peace process... continue reading
For husbands everywhere, Tiger Woods . By comparison, we all look good. Even Letterman, Gov. Sanford and former Sen. Edwards said – “See!” It’s like going to your wife’s high school reunion and discovering the quarterback she could have married is a lot fatter than you, balder than you, and selling used cars. Tiger’s another illustration of the principle: if it seems too good to be true, it is. Just like Obama. For conservatives, Sarah Palin . She’s managed to replace the thrill up his leg that Chris Matthews’ Obama-induced leg thrill with nightly indigestion and, from the look on... continue reading
In “Rich Dad Poor Dad , ” author Robert Kiyosaki explained the different views of wealth that poor and rich people have. Kiyosaki showed readers how to learn from those opposite outlooks and be successful. President Barack Obama must be vying to write the la test sequel. Only, Obama wants to turn things upside down. People who make money in the private sector now are evil. Obama made big headlines recently calling out “fat cat bankers on Wall Street.” The only people who are good in Obamaland are government employees. And they aren’t just doing good , they are doing... continue reading