Wednesday, October 31, 2012

THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT!

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I realize that some people have been raving about Obama’s final two debate appearances. But, for the most part, those are people named David Axelrod, Jay Leno, Joy Behar, David Letterman and Chris Matthews. But the truth is that no rational person would ever say he mopped the floor with Mitt Romney; the most you can say for Obama is that he did better after awakening from his self-induced coma, even if in doing so, he spouted more fibs than Joe Isuzu.

I have no doubt that Team Obama now wish they had gotten out of the first debate by claiming that their guy had come down with the flu. Up until then, their negative ads had convinced a lot of voters that Romney was a heartless plutocrat, the sort of ogre who would chuckle while helping Paul Ryan push old people off a cliff. Once they saw and heard Romney for themselves, saw a devout Mormon who regularly donates well over 10% of his income to charity -- and not just during election years -- a guy who knows how business works because he has spent most of his life running businesses, as opposed to someone who has spent most of his own life badmouthing capitalism while promoting Marxism, it was, as they say in tennis, game, set, match.

One of the things Obama likes to say is that one of the worst things that we can expect of President Romney is that he’ll start shipping jobs overseas. Is he unaware that his own unemployment numbers would be even worse than they are if such foreign car companies as Toyota, Honda, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and VW, didn’t have factories in America that employed hundreds of thousands of workers? And, what’s more, none of them had to be bailed out of bankruptcy with billions of tax dollars and handed over, lock, stock and carburetor, to the UAW.

Four years ago, the late Geraldine Ferraro, who was helping Hillary Clinton in her primary campaign, was tossed under the bus because she had the audacity to state that Barack Obama was lucky he was black because no white guy with so little political experience would have dared run for the presidency.

What she didn’t say was that no white guy who had attended a racist church for 20 years, and counted among his nearest and dearest a rabid black minister; a native-born terrorist who had tried to blow up the Pentagon; a Chicago fixer who was serving a prison sentence; and America’s foremost anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan; would have ever dreamed of being the standard bearer for a third, fourth or fifth political party, let alone one of the two majors.

I guarantee that if Obama had been a white man, people would have questioned what it meant that he had been a community organizer. The fact that the community in question is the murder capital of America makes you wonder what it was exactly that he was organizing.

When you look over his record, which he’s done so much to suppress, you hear that people at his college remember him, if at all, as a student who was lazy, left-wing and egotistical. By his own admission, he enjoyed smoking pot and hanging out with radicals. He also made a point of denying that he was half-white because he so closely identified with his natural father, an avowed Communist who despised Caucasians and the free market in equal measure.

Years ago, Laurence Peter came up with a notion, which he expanded into a book called The Peter Principle. It was his theory that people tend to rise to the level of their incompetence, that being the nature of organizations. So it is that an excellent teacher will more often than not be removed from the classroom and promoted to an administrative position as a principal or member of the Board of Education, where they can comfortably settle into a permanent state of mediocrity.

These days, if they brought out a new edition of the book, they could do worse than have Obama’s picture on the cover.

When you realize that during his six years in the Illinois State Senate, his most memorable accomplishment was voting in favor of laws that allowed doctors to kill babies born during botched abortions; and that during his four years in the U.S. Senate, his voting record was even more left-wing than that achieved by such liberal pinheads as John Kerry, Patty Murray, Dick Durbin and Ted Kennedy, it’s even more bizarre that he was elected in 2008.

Furthermore, when you consider what has happened to America over the past four years, both in our relations with allies and enemies, and with an economy on life support, you have to wonder why the polls continue to suggest it will be a close election.

Obama, after all, is the anti-Midas. Unlike the mythological king whose touch turned everything into gold, everything this guy touches turns into dreck.

Still, even now, this near to the election, there are people who claim they’re still undecided if they’re voting for Obama or Romney. How is that possible?

I mean, by now even dead people have made up their minds.

Unfortunately, as is usually the case, they’re all Democrats and they’ll be voting for Obama.

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COMMUNISTS, SOCIALISTS & OTHER PLAGUES

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Recently, when Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit to Greece, she was greeted with violent protests. Because Greece’s socialist government had long retained power by caving in to every last demand of its left-wing labor unions, much as we have done in America, when economic circumstances inevitably changed for the worse, the worker bees inevitably turned into greedy, self-righteous, sons of bees.

It was only natural that the Greek strikers would revile the head of the nation that has done the most to keep their economy afloat, thus setting a new low when it comes to ingratitude. The world now sees that the major difference between Greeks and the mangiest of curs is that only the former is so contemptible that it bites the hand that feeds them.

Ever since the Trojan Horse, people have been advised not to trust Greeks bearing gifts. In recent years, the world has discovered that you also shouldn’t trust Greeks accepting gifts.

Starting in 1901, using the money generated by royalties accruing to the estate of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, the Swedes have awarded Nobel Prizes dealing with literature, physics, medicine, chemistry and since 1969, economics. However, when it came to the Peace Prize, the Swedes jobbed it out to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, in Oslo.

I have no clue as to why they did so, unless it was in order to make their Scandinavian cousins the endless target of ridicule and derision. Perhaps the Swedes harbored a sneaky hunch that the Norwegians would eventually hand out these million dollar prizes to such nincompoops and ne’er-do-wells as Woodrow Wilson, Le Duc Tho, the U.N. Peacekeeping Forces, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Barack Obama, while ignoring the contributions to and sacrifices for world peace made by the likes of Winston Churchill, the R.A.F., Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Patton and the entire U.S. military.

In keeping with its proud tradition, Oslo gave its most recent Peace Prize to the European Union. It is just possible that the Norwegians, who are even more left-wing than their wacky relatives in Minnesota, figured that any group that referred to itself as a union was prize-worthy.

When people, including some conservatives, insist that Mitt Romney is stiff or, worse yet, a stiff, I suspect they’re merely repeating guff they’ve heard from the likes of Jon Stewart, Bill Maher and David Letterman, much the way that liberals who dismiss Fox as a right-wing megaphone must overlook the constant presence of Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, Leslie Marshall, Marc Lamont Hill, Bob Beckel and Alan Colmes.

After seeing Mitt Romney and Barack Obama delivering jokes at the recent Al Smith charity dinner in NYC, you would have to revise your opinion as to which of them is the dullard. Whereas Obama came across like the sort of no-talent amateur who used to show up regularly on The Gong Show, Romney proved he definitely didn’t require my writing services in order to channel his inner Bob Hope.

Speaking of Obama, like most politicians, he is fond of pretending that he subscribes to Harry Truman’s line about the buck stopping with him, so long as he can bob and weave, eluding the pesky buck the way that Walter Payton used to elude tacklers. Among those things that Obama has blamed for his own failings are George Bush, Japan’s tsunami, Europe’s economy, the oil and coal industries, congressional Republicans, the Tea Party, Hillary Clinton, droughts, earthquakes and Kim Kardashian’s divorce. He has laid the blame on everything, in fact, but Michelle’s hot flashes and his own incompetence.

The only bucks that stop with Obama are those donated to his re-election campaign. And in the end, like those billions of dollars he has used to subsidize green energy companies owned by his major bundlers -- all of which have gone bankrupt -- this money, too, will be foolishly wasted. But at least the billion dollars squandered in an effort to keep this schmuck in the White House came out of the pockets of boobs like Bill Maher, Jeffrey Immelt, Eva Longoria and the two Georges, Clooney and Soros, and not, for once, out of yours and mine.

Finally, it’s a shame that Obama inherited his disdain of white people, Englishmen in particular, from his loony Commie father. Otherwise, instead of banishing the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office, he might have harkened to Churchill’s sage advice that “A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year and, of course, have the ability to explain why it didn’t happen.”

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Monday, October 29, 2012

THE FINAL DAYS

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by Burt Prelutsky

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I won’t beat around the bush. I watched all of the GOP debates, I watched the Biden-Ryan debate and I even sat through all three of the presidential debates, and I don’t think it’s fair that I only get one vote that can be canceled out by the vote of one of those louts who got a free cell phone, thanks to Obama, or one of the guttersnipes who befouled our streets as a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In spite of that, I am feeling pretty confident about the upcoming election. It’s not just that Romney buried Obama in the first debate and more than held his own in the final two, or that Joe Biden, when confronting Paul Ryan, came across like one of those bizarre-looking characters who were always menacing Batman and Dick Tracy. I just figure that when Big Bird tells Obama not to use his name in vain and even the AARP tells Team Obama: “While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party.”

I know, I know. I, too, started chuckling when I got to the part where they claimed to be nonpartisan. You sure could have fooled me when they worked harder to push through ObamaCare than Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Henry Waxman, put together. Still, if I were Obama, my blood would have run cold when I realized that even the AARP was deserting me.

Like a great many conservatives who were tuned in to the final debate, I kept waiting for Romney to nail Obama to the wall over all the lies that he, Biden and Susan Rice, have told regarding the attack on the Libyan consulate. But I then realized that if the moderator, Bob Schieffer, wasn’t going to bring it up, Romney was wise to leave it alone. For one thing, even the lap dogs in the mass media are finally pressing the issue, no longer leaving it to Fox News to demand answers. The bottom line is that the media simply won’t allow left-wing politicians to treat them with the same contempt that both display towards the American public.

For another thing, if it had been Romney who brought up the White House cover-up, it would have wound up like the petty squabbling that broke out during the second debate, when Romney pushed Obama to come clean about there being a reduction in the number of oil leases that had been granted on federal land over the past few years. After all, when a guy is running for president, he doesn’t want to come across like a seven year old yelling “You did so!” while the other brat is yelling “Did not!” in rebuttal.

The Democrats spent six months painting Romney as a wealthy robot who didn’t concern himself with the plight of others, but all Romney had to do in the first debate was to speak honestly without having his words filtered through the liberal media. Once he did that, the voters got to see a man who was decent, compassionate and, best of all, ready and able to restore America’s greatness.

On the other hand, the Obama they saw was the one that the rest of us had seen since Day One: an arrogant, lazy, narcissistic, incompetent, who wanted nothing less than to radically transform America in his own socialistic image.

Prior to the third debate, David Axelrod and the rest of Obama’s handlers had attempted to win back the female vote by portraying Romney as a warmonger. Watching the propaganda roll out, I was reminded of 1964, when LBJ destroyed Barry Goldwater by pretending that the Arizona senator only wanted to be the president because he yearned to get his finger on the nuclear trigger.

It took people a while to wake up to the fact that Goldwater had more character in his big toe than Lyndon Johnson had in his entire body. As for warmongering, it was sweet irony that Johnson met his own Waterloo over his mishandling of the Vietnam War. He went from garnering over 61% of the vote in 1964 to failing to get his party’s nomination four years later.

Something that far too many Americans can’t seem to grasp is that a robust American military doesn’t cause wars, it helps prevent them. Still, when war is inevitable, winning is a far better option than losing.

One of the problems with Democrats is that they still believe, as they did during the frostiest days of the Cold War, that a unilaterally disarmed America sets an example that will be copied by our enemies. It was idiotic when our enemy was the Soviet Union, an evil empire that had already gobbled up all of Eastern Europe, and it is no less idiotic when we have to deal with enemies in North Korea, the Islamic world and a Russia governed by a neo-Stalinist like Vladimir Putin, who learned everything he knows about diplomacy while heading up the KGB.

The idea that, in spite of the fact that Obama’s own Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, has stated that a cut in our defense budget would threaten our national security, Obama could only defend the cuts by telling Romney that we no longer need horses and bayonets. But, then, this is the same creep who pulled security out of the Benghazi consulate because the impression that things were stable in Libya was more important to his re-election campaign than the lives of Ambassador Stevens and his three colleagues.

As of the first of the year, thanks to sequestration, the military budget will be automatically slashed by half a trillion dollars. And anyone who believes Obama when he says the Pentagon is just fine with those cuts shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near sharp objects, heavy machinery or a voting booth. In the present circumstances, sequestration is a fancy term for castrating the U.S. military. During the debate, however, Obama, who did absolutely nothing to avert the lunacy in the first place, confidently announced that it would never take place.

For a brief moment, I was reassured. But then I remembered that in 2008, he vowed he would slash the national debt by five trillion dollars; that he would work to bring people together, including Democrats and Republicans in Congress; and that he would lower the unemployment rate to 5.6% by the end of his first term.

Fool Americans once, shame on you. Try to fool us twice, you better remind Michelle to start packing up Bo’s chew toys along with the kids’ video games and the White House silverware.

And don’t forget to leave the key under the mat.

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RANCID RHETORIC

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Liberals are always up in arms over what they deem to be pollution of the atmosphere, whether it takes the form of global warming, oil exploration, fracking, coal mining or the internal combustion engine. What doesn’t concern them in the least is the polluting of society, whether it’s obscenity on the big screen, the small screen or, worse yet, the endless lies spewed by left-wing politicians and their whores in the media.

Consider that liberals are always demanding that tax dollars be used to subsidize NPR and Public Broadcasting on the grounds that they provide education for children and adults, alike. They deny that the actual reason they campaign on behalf of these enterprises is because they are run by and for liberals. Instead, they go to the ramparts to defend Big Bird. It should be understood that Big Bird can buy and sell Mitt Romney, and needs our tax dollars about as much as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

It should also be noted that PBS is so fair and balanced that here in California, when it offered free time to Senate candidates Dianne Feinstein and Elizabeth Emken, it only took Feinstein’s rejection of the offer for PBS to rescind its invitation to Mrs. Emken. With what passes for a straight face in liberal circles, they told her that it wouldn’t be fair for her to appear if the senator didn’t have equal time.

Speaking of California, a state that has long based its own economy on that of Greece, you may have heard that we poor souls are now paying somewhere between $4.80 and $5.20 for a gallon of gas. Naturally, liberal loons such as Gov. Jerry Brown have made a career out of bashing those greedy bastards in the oil industry. But what they fail to mention is the actual reason why, whereas everywhere else in the U.S., people are paying twice as much for a gallon of gas as they were paying when Obama took office, we are paying about three times as much. Those reasons are two-fold: one, we have the strictest environmental regulations in the country, which makes it far more expensive to refine our gas; and, two, because, thanks to the Democrats in Sacramento, we pay the highest state taxes in the nation.

I occasionally hear from liberals who insist that the real reason I object so strenuously to Barack Obama is because he’s black, although calling someone who is 5% black, 45% Arab and 50% white, a black man strikes me as absurd. Having said that, I will admit that it pleases me no end knowing that when Obama leaves the White House next January, he will be taking Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Eric Holder and Mrs. Obama, with him.

But lest that be taken as a slur against blacks, I will readily admit that I would be even happier if he took along my fellow Jews, including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Henry Waxman, Charles Schumer, Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Bernie Sanders, Frank Lautenberg, Brad Sherman and Mrs. Feinstein.

Recently, it dawned on me that those on the Left learned well from the various dictators of the 20th Century that all it took for a lie to be mistaken for the truth is that it be constantly repeated. Those on the Left are never ashamed to be caught in a fib because, like Muslims, they feel that their destiny is to bring enlightenment to all mankind, no matter how much death and mayhem they cause along the way.

The Left wears you down by attrition. Eventually, they assume you will get so tired of refuting their propaganda that you will simply toss in the towel. It’s the way that the Communists took over several of the Hollywood unions back in the 1930s. The left-wingers simply out-waited the normal rank-and-file members who would get sleepy during the endless meetings and finally go home; at which point, those who remained would pass motions and elect leaders in the wee hours. Such people, you may have noticed, always work best under the cloak of darkness.

If you tuned in to the Vice-Presidential debate, you saw yet another tactic of the Left. You saw Joe Biden interrupt Paul Ryan repeatedly and talk over him. Then, for good measure, Biden had the gall to complain to his aider and abettor, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, that he was being deprived of his fair share of the time, although, as Bret Baier later reported, he actually spoke for about two minutes more than Rep. Ryan, who never once interrupted him.

It was a bizarre display by Biden, who generally comes off as a slightly boozy buffoon. As he smirked, sneered and gawked, at Paul Ryan, a man who has more brains in his little finger than Biden has in his entire hair-plugged head, I could hear millions of independent voters sitting home and saying, “That boor is our vice-president? That’s the man a heartbeat away from the Oval Office? Why he’s nothing but a schoolyard bully.”

Finally, I’ve heard that the folks behind both the AARP and Big Bird have informed David Axelrod that they do not wish to be used in Obama’s trashy campaign ads.

That was bad enough, but the final straw was when Joe Biden told him the same thing.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

THE OCCUPY PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE MOVEMENT

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by Burt Prelutsky

Some people were surprised that in their desperation to recover from some of the damage that Romney inflicted on Obama during the Denver debate, the Democrats sprang to the defense of Big Bird. Frankly, I saw it coming as soon as Romney told Jim Lehrer that as much as he liked Big Bird and Lehrer himself, he saw no good reason for the American taxpayer to subsidize Public Broadcasting.

It figured that when recent events in the Middle East confirmed that Obama’s foreign policy is every bit as awful as his fiscal policy, the Great Pretender was going to throw up some silly smokescreen. One time, it was Sandra Fluke and her birth control pills. The next time, it was accusing Romney of being the Grim Reaper where cancer victims are concerned. It stood to reason that David Axelrod would send his hand puppet off to defend the world’s tallest Muppet.

What Obama and his liberal enablers refuse to explain is why an outfit as rich as PBS requires a federal subsidy, financed with money borrowed from China. To suggest that PBS is any more educational than the Discovery channel or the History channel or Turner Classic Movies, for that matter, is absurd. The only thing that makes PBS stand out from the crowd is that it is as liberally biased as David Letterman and Joy Behar.

If PBS is so absolutely essential to American culture, I say let the same goofballs who are donating hundreds of millions of dollars to Obama’s re-election campaign send their checks to Big Bird, c/o Sesame Street. He can then further feather his extremely plush nest, proving once again that fowls and their money will soon be parted.

What Team Obama doesn’t wish to discuss is why they denied additional security to the American consulate in Libya when Ambassador Stevens and others begged for protection leading up to 9/11, and why this administration then spent the week after the terrorist attack left the consulate in flames, the ambassador sodomized and murdered, and the al-Qaeda flag flying from the smoldering ruins, lying to the American people.

What is particularly revolting about what occurred in Benghazi is that nobody was actually surprised that the jihadists staged the attack on 9/11. What’s more, it could have been easily averted. If Mrs. Obama had decided to take one of her countless vacations in Libya, instead of in Spain, Manhattan or Martha’s Vineyard, and thrown a celebrity bash at the consulate, I can assure you that the Muslim thugs would never have breached security.

For that matter, is there any question that if Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been in the neighborhood, the mob would not have gotten within a mile of Ambassador Stevens and his three colleagues?

They tell you that America isn’t a monarchy, but don’t you believe it.

For that matter, they also tell you that America is a democracy or, depending on the time of day, that it’s a republic. But in either case, the voice of the majority is supposed to be the trump card. However, that didn’t prevent judges from overturning photo ID laws, although the overwhelming majority of Americans are in favor of anything that prevents voter fraud from corrupting our elections.

Not too long ago, one judge threw out parts of Arizona’s immigration law and another over-ruled Wisconsin’s legislation involving the negotiating rights of public sector unions. Over the past few decades, judges here in California have over-ruled honest elections involving capital punishment, illegal aliens and same-sex marriages.

When judges decide whether something is legitimate not on the basis of the Constitution, but merely on whether it squares with their personal bias, the ultimate victim is respect for the law.

When so many people objected to Obama’s placing people like Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court, it wasn’t because we think a woman’s place is in the home and not on the bench, but because during their hearings, they mentioned they thought they would be wonderful additions to the Court because of such things as their race, their gender and their overriding concern for social justice.

The significance of Lady Justice being blindfolded is because justice is supposed to be race, class and gender, neutral. And as I have written elsewhere, once you start augmenting justice with adjectives such as “social,” you destroy the very thing that makes America exceptional. It means that you believe that there should be one sort of “justice” for whites and another for blacks, one sort for the poor and another for the rich, one sort for men and another for women or the sexually bewildered.

Finally, this just in: In news that has stunned the nation’s capital, Barack Obama today announced that he is dropping Joe Biden from the ticket and replacing him with Big Bird.

In a prepared statement, Mr. Obama said, “My advisors think I’m nuts, but I’ve been hearing from millions of my fellow Americans. The folks are telling me they want the Bird, and I’m just the guy to give it to ’em.”
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

LIBERAL HYPOCRISY

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by Burt Prelutsky

We all know that when it comes to hypocrisy, the Left holds the copyright. For instance, take Hollywood. If there are two things that those in the entertainment industry are always ready to promote, it’s public education and the sanctity of unions. In truth, however, none of them have their kids in public school. If they even thought about it, their friends and colleagues in the industry would accuse them of child abuse.

Speaking of education, I found it fascinating that in a recent poll, 93% of Chicago’s public school teachers rated themselves superior or excellent. This is in spite of 45% of students dropping out of high school. I bet Chicago’s kids wish the teachers graded them as generously as they grade themselves

As for unions, why do you think so many movies and TV shows are shot thousands of miles away from Hollywood and Vine? The obvious answer is that they pack their bags in order to keep the costs down by shooting in Canada and in right-to-work states. But, then, even Michael Moore, who passes himself off as a proud member of the proletariat, avoids hiring union members to work on his movies, thus saving more for Moore.

Pinheads like Juan Williams, aka Barack Obama’s bitch, took umbrage when Newt Gingrich suggested that food stamps provide Democrats with a convenient way to buy black votes. Liberals inevitably point out that more white people than black ones dine on the taxpayers’ dime. However, the 800-pound gorilla they choose to ignore is that while 78% of the population is white and only 12% is black, the number of whites receiving the stamps is only twice as many. In other words, if the percentage of whites was equal to the percentage of blacks, instead of 46 million people dining on the taxpayers’ dime, there would be close to 80 million freeloaders at the trough.

Last year, when the Democrats were trying, as usual, to raise taxes, they kept trying to embarrass Republicans by asking if they would agree to a deal if for every dollar in additional taxes, they, the Democrats, agreed to cut spending by $10. It was all a scam. For one thing, no self-respecting left-winger would ever actually agree to cut taxes. For another, a question I never heard asked is why if you cut spending, there’s any reason on earth to increase taxes.

Five weeks before the presidential election, a Pennsylvania judge ruled that the state’s law requiring a photo I.D. was constitutional, but that it couldn’t take effect until after November 7th. Judge Robert Simpson, just possibly Homer’s idiot brother, said it wouldn’t allow people enough time to get the photo. I wonder how long he thinks that takes. He also didn’t explain why if Pennsylvanians really cared about voting, they hadn’t taken care of business long before now, knowing, as they did, that the law had been passed and might very well take effect before the election.

This boneheaded decision merely confirms my prejudice against people who get to wear their bathrobes during working hours.

Yet another recent example took place in Massachusetts, where a judge ruled that a convicted murderer was entitled to become one with his inner woman by having the state pay roughly $40,000 for a sex change operation. On Fox, perennial ditz Lis Wiehl, yet another schlemiel with a law degree, weighed in to say she agreed with the decision because to deny him the operation would be a violation of the 8th Amendment, constituting cruel and unusual punishment. Coincidentally, that pretty much describes how I feel every time I see her pontificating on The Factor.

Mitt Romney came in for a firestorm of criticism for suggesting that 47% of Americans paid no taxes and, moreover, regarded themselves as victims. By inadvertently including those who depend exclusively on Social Security, a program into which all of us have to contribute, he slightly over-estimated that number. But that doesn’t contradict the fact that 58 million people receive more in benefits than they have ever paid in, and, moreover, I’ll wager the ingrates regard themselves as victims of the system.

It struck me recently that this administration continues to act the role of a befuddled middleman, borrowing billions of dollars from the likes of China in order to pass it along to our sworn enemies in Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan. If they’re going to be that casual with our money, I suggest we follow their lead and write the IRS an IOU next April 15th.

Speaking of money, two black guys in Illinois were arrested a while back for stealing $50,000 from Team Obama’s slush fund.

Although I don’t make it a rule to defend thieves, I think it’s a gross miscarriage of justice to prosecute them. The way I see it, Willard Elam and Jessie Adams were merely taking a page out of the Obama playbook and redistributing the wealth.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

LIBYA, OH LIBYA

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I was wondering how long it would take Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take the blame for the murder of Ambassador Stevens and the other three Americans at the Libyan consulate. After the ensuing brouhaha promised to hurt Obama’s chances in November, her only choice was to throw herself under the bus or wait to be thrown.

Normally, in spite of the four murders by Islamic jihadists, the American media would have glossed over the event. The New York Times, whose motto used to be “All the News That’s Fit to Print” but is now “All the News That Doesn’t Embarrass Barack Obama,” pretty much ignored the events in Benghazi until U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on a bunch of Sunday news shows and pretended the attack had everything to do with a video that had an even tinier viewership than The Chris Matthews Show. As it has proven since 2008, the MSM not only doesn’t object to this administration lying to the American people, but is eager to aid and abet in the deception.

However, once Team Obama started lying to the members of the media, a line was crossed and it proved to be a deal breaker. You can imagine Obama’s shock. After all, when it came to sitting up, heeling and rolling over, these spayed and neutered lap dogs had all proven themselves to be far more obedient than Bo.

On the other hand, one can readily understand the media’s heartbreak. After all, the unspoken arrangement had always been that they’d do everything within their power to prop up Obama even if it meant acting a lot more like pimps and flacks than like reporters, and, in return, he would not embarrass them any more than they were willing to embarrass themselves.

As you probably noticed, the media was anxious to attack Romney and Ryan for “politicizing Libya,” as if somehow it was traitorous to ask why the State Department had answered Stevens’ pleas for greater protection at the consulate by diminishing what little security he had, leaving him essentially unguarded in one of the most dangerous places on earth just prior to the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

The idea that David Axelrod and other members of Obama’s re-election gang would accuse Romney or anyone else of politicizing the situation would be laughable, were it not for the mutilated corpses of those four dedicated Americans. Talk about pots calling kettles black, there hasn’t been a single moment during the past four years, aside from when he was goofing off on some golf course that Obama hasn’t been politicking.

For the sake of having life in Libya appear to be terrorist-free, Obama needed to have the Benghazi consulate appear to be as safe and secure as if it were located in Branson, Missouri. After all, he had just given a major campaign address in which he boasted about his foreign policy by stating that Osama bin Laden was dead and al-Qaeda was on life support.

But, suddenly, thanks to a series of barbaric attacks that stretched from Egypt to Indonesia, Joe Biden was having to change his favorite mantra from “Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive” to “Osama bin Laden is dead…and, hey, how about those Atlanta Falcons!”

Speaking of Biden, whoever thought that it was a good idea for him to spend 90 minutes at the Vice-Presidential debate, sneering, sniping and giggling like a school girl, because that would be all that was required to fire up the Democratic base must have even greater contempt for the Democratic base than I do.

Is it just me or does everyone get the feeling that perhaps when Joe Biden got his hair transplant, the plugs were inserted with such force that they caused permanent brain damage? As for all those facial contortions he engaged in at the debate, the only rationale I could come up with was that he figured if he just kept flashing that Joker-like smirk, the IRS would finally allow him to deduct the teeth-whitening procedure as a legitimate business expense.

The takeaway from all this is that there isn’t a dumber group of people in America than politicians. In spite of the preponderance of evidence to the contrary, they continue to believe that they can carry on tawdry affairs, accept bribes and cover up various sins and misdemeanors, and get away with it. In spite of guys like Gary Hart, Mark Sanford, Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton, all caught with their pants down; in spite of any number of mayors, governors and congressmen, being discovered with their grubby mitts in the cookie jar; and in spite of Richard Nixon being driven from the Oval Office, not because of a minor kerfuffle, but because of a clumsy cover-up; politicians continue to believe they exist in a cocoon when it’s actually a glass house without curtains.

If Obama had simply fessed up to his self-serving mistake instead of pretending the Benghazi bloodbath was motivated by a video, which was what he told the U.N. General Assembly before jetting off to a fund-raiser in Las Vegas, the media would have been only too happy to cover his heinie, insisting, no doubt, that George Bush had done far worse things.

Moreover, if Obama had spent a tenth of the time he’s devoted to begging for campaign funds to working with Congress, “sequestration” would just be another hoity-toity word none of us had ever come across.

Finally, there is probably no truth to the rumor that between now and Election Day Joe Biden will feign a heart attack and be replaced on the ticket by Obama’s new best friend, Big Bird. On the other hand, Vegas bookmakers are offering 2-1 odds that Mr. Bird will be our next secretary of state, replacing Hillary Clinton, who will require months of recuperation after being accidentally run over eight or nine times by Obama’s bus.

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THE GEEK CHORUS

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I admit I can relate to Barack Obama far more than I can relate to his enablers, both in and out of the media. After all, he’s living high off the hog. The only time he’s not on the golf links is when he’s being stroked by wealthy supporters or cheered by juvenile college students.

But why would anyone want to keep indulging him? After all, the economy he’s destroying is also their economy. A lot of the jobs he’s not creating are their jobs. The America that is no longer feared or respected by our enemies is also their America, as is the America that is no longer trusted by our erstwhile allies.

Why is it that when the Obamas made one of their frequent visits to “The View” and Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Barack a legitimate question, instead of replying, he turned his back on her and gave Barbara Walters a kiss and wished her a happy birthday, and the audience, instead of booing his rudeness and arrogance, gave him a rousing round of applause?

Worse yet, when they showed the segment on Conan O’Brien’s late night TV show, he went off on Hasselbeck, demanding to know where she got off asking Obama about the failing middle class. It’s worth noting that he wasn’t even slightly upset that Obama went on the stupid show instead of meeting with Bibi Netanyahu or even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York. Since I never watch his show, I always assumed the worst thing about O’Brien was that he looked like a burn victim. Now I know that’s probably the best thing about him.

Another irksome thing about liberals is that they bend over backwards to find nice things to say about Islam, even though Muslims would like to see them dead, but they have only contempt for Christianity and Judaism. If you somehow manage to engage them in a discussion and you ask them why they are so contrary when it comes to America’s two major religions, they will recount events that took place in the distant past. They particularly like to mention the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, while ignoring the fact that in modern times it’s Muhammad’s followers who are responsible for most of the torture and blood-letting taking place around the world.

Ambassador Stevens and his three colleagues at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were not killed by Christians or Jews, but by those sworn to do the same to the rest of us, but Obama and his journalistic lapdogs continue to pay lip service to the barbarians.

The violence that erupted in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tunisia, are the direct result of Obama’s conciliatory foreign policy as applied to the Islamic nations. It was the inevitable result of his dissing Prime Minister Netanyahu, while at the same time signaling Iran that we won’t do anything militarily to prevent their producing a nuclear bomb. As I see it, the violence was inevitable. It was, for those of a poetic bent, the Arab Spring in full bloom.

In spite of having convinced himself that nobody could possibly resist his personal appeal, it seems that according to the Pew Poll that between 2009 and 2012, Muslims have found Obama to be even less likeable than they did George Bush. The percent of those in the Middle East who despise America has risen from 70 to 79% in Egypt, 68 to 80% in Pakistan and 74 to 86% in Jordan. Even the bubonic plague would have better numbers than that.

Obama went to the U.N. and had the gall to blame the violence on the shmoe who produced the anti-Muslim video; to insist that the future doesn’t belong to those who slander Islam; and that the values of the U.N. must prevail. To which I say, one, our First Amendment guarantees the putz the right to make any sort of video he wants, so long as it isn’t a snuff film or child porn, either of which would probably have drawn throngs to the Tehran Cineplex; two, truth is its own defense; and, three, the U.N. has no values, except for those it shares with the Mafia and al-Qaeda.

I would say that Albert Einstein must have had someone like Barack Obama in mind when he observed: “The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”

That brings us to Gitmo. Just because conservatives in Congress prevented Obama from keeping his campaign pledge to shut down the detention camp for terrorists doesn’t mean he’s not doing his best to carry through on that particular promise. Even though we all know that at least a third of the terrorists who are released wind up back in business, doing exactly what they did before they were captured, Obama is trying to do through attrition what he couldn’t do through legislation.

Even after the recent unpleasantness in the Middle East and North Africa, which was masterminded by former Gitmo resident, Abu Sufian bin Qumu, Obama decided to release Omar Khadr to Canadian authorities. Khadr, whose father was an Egyptian-born Canadian, with close ties to al-Qaeda, killed U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Speer. After serving another year in an Ontario prison, Khadr will be eligible for parole. What he will do upon his release is anybody’s guess, but, considering that the recidivism rate among terrorists rivals that of pedophiles, I’m betting that a lot of people will have cause to regret that capital punishment isn’t the mandatory punishment for jihadists.

Finally, just in case anyone is wondering, I’m not really betting on Romney so much as I’m betting on America.

And God help us if I lose that wager.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

ROMNEY WON IT ON POINTS

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IIf the second presidential debate had been a prize fight, the ringside announcer would have said, “In the right corner, wearing white trunks, is Mitt (“The Gentleman Pugilist”) Romney. In the left corner, wearing black trunks, are Barack (“The Low Blow Kid”) Obama and Candy (“I Wuv You, Barack”) Crowley.

I know that people were complaining about the replacement referees, who officiated at the first few football games this season, but at least they were merely incompetent, they didn’t play favorites.

It figured that at a debate where the live audience was asked not to cheer or boo, the agreement would be broken by Michelle Obama, when she led the applause after Ms. Crowley backed up Obama’s lie about referring to the Benghazi attack as an act of terrorism, in the Rose Garden, on 9/12.

In my eyes, Romney won the night. But he won on a decision. He would have scored a clear knockout if he had been more verbally aggressive. Instead, he came across weakest when he tried to come across strongest, as when he engaged in childish face-to-face squabbling with Obama. It was then that he lowered himself to his opponent’s level.

If I had been prepping Romney for the debate, I would have made certain that he blasted Obama for lying about his plans for immigration reform. During his first two years in the White House, Obama had super majorities in the House and Senate. He didn’t need a single Republican vote, as he proved all too well when he shoved through ObamaCare. In 2008, he lied to Hispanic voters and they rewarded him with two-thirds of their votes. We will have to wait and see if they are equally gullible this time around.

Romney missed a great chance during their exchanges on energy by neglecting to mention that not only had Obama done what he could to destroy the coal industry, to cut oil leases on federal land and doing nothing to counteract soaring gas prices, but he squandered billions of tax dollars investing in solar and wind companies like Solyndra, which quickly went belly up. Apparently, the only collateral these outfits required was proof that their CEOs had donated big money to Obama’s war chest.

What’s more, when asked about the reason that gas is two or three times more expensive in 2012 than when he entered office, Obama said it’s because the economy was so weak in 2009. That is perhaps the looniest answer to a question I’ve ever heard. If the state of the economy had anything to do with the price of gas, shouldn’t the price be the same or even lower in 2012?

Romney also goofed when he let Obama get away with defending Planned Parenthood for providing cancer screenings. They do not offer those services. They merely refer women to places where they are done. Planned Parenthood, which, on top of everything else, flies under false colors, and should be called Planned Non-Parenthood, is in fact the world’s largest abortion mill.

He might also have pointed out that the actual “War on Women” is being waged in the Obama White House, where women doing the exact same job as men, and not an arbitrarily determined comparable job, are paid less than their male counterparts.

When it comes to capitalism, Romney would have done well to point out that Obama is vehemently opposed to the free market version. It’s only crony capitalism that makes his eyes light up and his tail wag.

I also thought that Romney should have done more with the first question from the audience. When 20-year-old Jeremy Epstein, who is apparently a college sophomore, asked Obama what sort of job market he could expect two years down the road, Obama gave one of his canned speeches about the way he planned to improve manufacturing in America. Romney should have pointed out that not only had Obama overseen the loss of many such jobs during his term in office, but, as nice and as necessary as factory jobs are, neither Jeremy nor anyone else goes to college in order to wind up working on an assembly line. But because so many of those jobs require union membership, they are the only ones that Obama really cares about.

Finally, although Romney mentioned the fact that the middle class has been buried for the past four years, it would have been nice if he had mentioned that he heard this from none other than Joe Biden.

As everyone knows or should know by now, the reason that Obama bailed out GM with our tax dollars is because he could then screw the bond holders and turn the company over to his groupies at the UAW.

The most offensive moment during the entire debate came when Obama claimed he had described what occurred at Benghazi as a terrorist attack the day after it occurred, and when Romney tried to rebut, the moderator chimed in to say that Obama was telling the truth. If Obama had actually been telling the truth, we wouldn’t have needed Ms. Crowley to tell us so. The tipoff would have been the moon turning blue and hell freezing over.

Romney’s best moments came when he described his five point plan for restoring America to her full potential and when he described Obama’s agenda as “trickle down government.”

Where Romney’s handlers have let him down is in not providing him with a Reagan-like “There you go again” line with which to underscore every lie Obama tells.

On the other hand, the big story of the evening wasn’t anything Romney said. It was the one-two combination of Obama lying and Candy Crowley backing him up.

If Obama had actually described the attack on our Libyan consulate as a terrorist act, why would he have sent out UN Ambassador Susan Rice five days later on five different Sunday news shows to lay the blame on some dumb video? And why would Obama go to the UN a week later and blame the murder of four Americans on that same video?

For that matter, why would Jay Carney deny the true nature of the attack for two entire weeks, pretending that they needed an FBI investigation to get to the bottom of things, when the consulate cameras and Ambassador Stevens’ own journal told us everything we needed to know about the non-existent demonstration that allegedly led up to the al-Qaeda attack.

And, finally, why 30 days after 9/11, was smarmy Joe Biden still lying about what had taken place in Libya during his debate with Paul Ryan?

Still, I shouldn’t complain. After all, the media has spent four years providing cover for Obama, propping him up and whitewashing his endless lies to the American public. But the one thing they will not abide, we belatedly discovered, is Obama and his stooges lying to them. As a result, instead of the media helping him bury the mess in Libya, they are now helping to bury him.

I found it fascinating that Secretary of State Clinton agreed to go through the motions of falling on her sword for Obama. But that sword was more like a wet noodle. It seems to me that once the Secretary of State takes responsibility for removing security from a consulate and it leads directly to the murder of four members of the diplomatic service, a letter of resignation is called for, and not just a phony pledge to learn from her mistakes and to do better next time.

As we rush towards Election Day, I am reminded of a story a reader sent me a while back. It seems that the director of human resources at a large company was told to hire a black man named Barry to fill an executive position. It was soon discovered that he lacked the necessary skills to do the job, and the director was told to fire him.

When he called the guy into his office to break the bad news, Barry accused him of being a racist.

Patiently, the human resources director explained to Barry that whereas he had been hired because he was black, he was being fired because he was incompetent.

Perhaps during the third debate, Mitt Romney could find the time to share this anecdote. It strikes me as highly relevant.

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I happen to be one of those rare individuals who, unlike Freud, understand both what women want as well as the infield fly rule. But, like most normal human beings, even I have a hard time figuring out what goes on in the echo chambers that pass for minds in liberal circles.

For instance, Democrats recently conducted a poll to determine who were the worst Republican members of Congress. The finalists were Michele Bachmann, Allan West and Paul Ryan. When you pause to consider that the likes of Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman, Charley Rangel, Nancy Pelosi and Sheila Jackson Lee, all sit on the other side of the House aisle, even a child of six could easily see that our “worst” are far better than their best.

That same child would understand that if Obama were to get away with raising taxes on capital gains, he would not only discourage people from investing in the Stock Market, thus preventing companies from using the infusion of capital in order to expand and hire new workers, but would diminish the actual amount of tax revenue going to the government.

Of course Obama, who knows less about economics than most six year old children, would merely roll out his tired old Marxist rhetoric, condemning people like Mitt Romney, who live off their investment income and thus pay their taxes at a rate of 14%, ignoring the fact that such people have already paid income taxes at the going rate on the money they earned before investing it. And when these people die, the feds get another bite of that wormy apple in the form of death taxes.

The real scandal isn’t that wealthy individuals don’t pay enough in taxes, but that, one, they’re taxed multiple times on the same money; and, two, that the feds then piss it away on things like Solyndra, the UAW and free phones for welfare recipients, while simultaneously gutting MediCare and the U.S. military.

To be fair, to the extent that the economy isn’t even worse than it is, the credit goes to none other than Barack Obama. Before you start throwing tomatoes in my direction, hear me out. If ObamaCare hadn’t been so universally despised, all those Republican governors wouldn’t have been elected in 2010. In which case, they wouldn’t have been able to lower taxes and bring down the state deficits and, therefore the unemployment rolls, in places such as Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia and Florida. Were it not for guys like Kasich, Christie, McDonnell and Scott, Obama would be running for re-election saddled with an unemployment rate closer to 10.2 than to 8.2.

Still, you would have to think that a president who was convinced that if he paid lip service to Arabs and Muslims, they would see him as the second coming of Muhammad, instead of as the weak-willed, limp-wristed, left-wing incompetent we all know him to be, would be running for his life in this election, instead of running neck-and-neck.

In a sane world, Bernie Madoff, let alone Mitt Romney, would defeat Obama. Madoff, after all, merely conned a few thousand people, costing them merely several million dollars. Chump change, so long as you weren’t one of his willing suckers. Obama, on the other hand, conned tens of millions of innocent Americans, to the tune of six trillion dollars!

Even after the Muslims showed their appreciation for Obama’s cowardliness by burning down our consulates, torching our flag and sodomizing and murdering our ambassador, His Fatuousness flounced off to the United Nations to announce, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

I can’t speak for everyone else, unfortunately, but I, for one, find it reprehensible that the putz in the Oval Office voices outrage over some stupid video that ridicules Muhammad, but rarely seems to notice when Muslims threaten six million Jews with extinction, burn Bibles and churches, and crucify Christians.

God forbid that anyone, least of all the leader of the free world, speak honestly about or to the barbarians who are constitutionally unable to abide those of us who don’t prostate ourselves to Mecca, who treat women as human beings, who promote liberty and free speech, and who don’t refer to the sixth century as the “good old days.”

Recently, Obama, in referring to Romney’s foreign policy position vis a vis Iran, said, “If he wants a war, let him say so.”

Well, if war is out of the question when it comes to preventing Ahmadinejad and the blood-thirsty imams from developing a nuclear capability, let Obama say so. For years, while Iran has gone its merry way, ignoring threats of boycotts and blockades, he has insisted that everything is on the table. But then the bozo-in-chief also said that when it comes to energy, he was in favor of all of the above, except, as it turns out, coal, oil and nuclear power.

Thus one can only surmise that when Obama says that he will do everything in his power to prevent Iran from nuking Tel Aviv and holding the entire Middle East hostage, he’s referring to an all-out campaign that would include everything up to and including flowers, candy, candlelight dinners, sweet talk and a little slow dancing.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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by Burt Prelutsky

Over the course of my life, I have occasionally been labeled a know-it-all, but I’m happy to say that those who’ve said it have generally been those who know nothing. The fact is that there are any number of things I can’t begin to fathom. For openers, I am hopeless when it comes to things mechanical and electronic. I just don’t get how things work. I don’t look down on those who do; if anything, I’m in awe of them.

That’s one of the reasons that I wish our educational system made sense. Instead of acknowledging that most young people would be better off learning a trade, they are shuffled off to colleges and universities where they’ll waste four years and a lot of their family’s money as liberal arts majors.

As the story goes, most jobs in the future will require a college degree. That is a load of hooey. What it really means is that employers may demand the sheepskin, but performing the actual job will probably require nothing more than half an hour of instruction.

Although doctors, lawyers, engineers and mathematicians, have their own trade schools, the system dictates that they, too, squander four years running up enormous tuition bills as undergrads. But the truth is that most people are far more grateful when a plumber or an electrician shows up at their front door to solve a problem than when a literature major or a sociology grad drops by for dinner.

As far as academic types go, I recently read a fine description of them in Robert Barnard’s The Case of the Missing Bronte, in which he has a Scotland Yard detective observe: “Of course, you could say I don’t as a rule see them at their best; mostly when I’ve met them it has been in connection with some kind of offence or other -- thieving from bookshops, mostly; or sexual offences of a slightly ludicrous nature. But I have to admit that they have seemed the most sniveling, self-important scraps of humanity you can imagine, and as windy and whiney a bunch as ever demanded special privileges without doing anything to deserve them.”

Why so many people are dedicated to the notion that a B.A. in any way is a measure of wisdom, intelligence, competence or commonsense, is one of the great mysteries of modern life. Another puzzle is why Fox feels compelled to provide a bully pulpit for so many left-wing ignoramuses. I seriously question the wisdom of constantly airing the cockeyed views of Alan Colmes, Geraldo Rivera, Leslie Marshall, Marc Lamont Hill, Bob Beckel, Kirsten Powers and Juan Williams. I understand that their motto is “Fair and Balanced,” and they want to present both sides of every issue. But do they really imagine that in a media world dominated by the NY Times, the Washington Post, Time magazine, Newsweek, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC, we conservatives aren’t hearing often enough from the other side?

Hell, even in my dreams, I’ve got Juan Williams, Joy Behar and Jay Carney, spinning nonstop on behalf of Barack Obama.

It confounds me that there are millions of Americans just itching to re-elect a guy who owes everything to affirmative action and a gang of thieves and political fixers who crawled out of the Chicago sewers. To me, those voters who will happily cast their ballots for any schmuck with a (D) after his name are even more inscrutable than soccer fans. In fact, it’s my guess that there’s a great deal of overlap between those two groups. I mean, who else but a nincompoop could look at a 3-1 outcome and wonder why the winning team felt compelled to run up the score that way?

Baseball, the greatest game ever invented, has no clock. Basketball and football each have a clock, although the final two minutes of a game will often expand to fill half an hour. Then there’s soccer, a sport so boring that instead of a clock, they use a sundial.

The greatest mystery of all is why so many people seem to still be infatuated with Obama. How does any American relate to the guy? It’s not that he’s black and has an odd name, either. It’s that he throws a baseball like a little girl and that he once bowled a game, which means sending 20 balls down the alley, and he only knocked down 39 pins.

Furthermore, in a nation that likes muscle-cars more than hot dogs, he keeps trying to get everyone to drive little kiddy toys that might as well be propelled by foot power. He hates oil and coal the way most of us hate Islamic jihadists and Madonna.

He says nicer things about the religion of our enemies than he has ever said about the one he claims to follow.

His friends, mentors and advisors, people such as Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett, are all people that most of us wouldn’t have in our homes. Then, to further show his contempt for us, he selects as his second-in-command, Joe Biden, a world-class goofus we wouldn’t trust to pick out our socks.

Over the course of the years, I have put together three collections of interviews. In the process, I have questioned well over 200 notable figures in a variety of fields. One of my standard questions is to ask them to list any eight people who have ever lived that they would invite to a dinner party, assuming that for this one evening they could all speak English. The person mentioned most often has been Jesus Christ, but running a close second is Winston Churchill.

I’ve never had the opportunity to interview Barack Hussein Obama, but, inasmuch as he attended a racist church for 20 years, I very much doubt if Christ would make his list; and, considering that the first thing he did when he moved into the Oval Office was to remove the bust of Churchill and send it back to the British embassy, it’s obvious that he also doesn’t share America’s affection and respect for our greatest wartime ally.

Obama would have you think that I regard him as unfit to be the commander-in-chief because of his race and his name, but of course that’s not true.

Otherwise, why would I think so highly of a black woman who happens to be named Condoleezza, for crying out loud?!
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