Monday, December 2, 2013

A STINKWEED BY ANY NAME

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by Burt Prelutsky

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE to be able to get through a single day without being reminded that something in the air or in the water has polluted America to such an
extent that we have come to accept insanity as the norm?

For instance, the annual furor over Christmas has already begun. While it appears to be perfectly fine for textbooks to praise Islam while ignoring all the other religions and for schools to celebrate Muslim culture while denigrating our own and for teachers to indoctrinate our kids with the glory of socialism, the one place where the line gets drawn is when it comes to singing Christmas carols. The three options seem to be that they are banned entirely, banned only during the month of December or merely sprinkled in among such holiday ditties as “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

A news item that should be of even greater concern is that during this calendar year, at least nine generals and flag officers have been purged from the military by this administration. Although everything done by this administration can and should be traced back to Obama, whether it’s the IRS targeting conservatives; Operation Fast & Furious; encouraging the Benghazi massacre to happen and then covering up the gruesome facts; or the disaster known as the Affordable Care Act; Obama can always be counted on to remain in the shadows, letting others – Lois Lerner, Eric Holder, Susan Rice, all the Democrats up for re-election next November – take the heat, apparently the military purge has Valerie Jarrett’s fingerprints all over it.

In case you’ve never heard of Ms. Jarrett, she is the confidant of both Obamas, and pretty much plays the role for Barack and Michelle that Rasputin, the Mad Monk, played for Czar Nicolas and the Czarina, Alexandra. She, like Barack, comes out of the sewers of Chicago politics. Therefore, it didn’t matter whether the fired brass were pretty good at their jobs; what really mattered were whether they were in sync with Obama’s left-wing policies, which included gays serving openly in the military, women serving in the front lines and this administration playing footsies with Syria, Russia and Iran.

It is ironic, though, that at the same time that Obama is dismissing men who have actually engaged in warfare, he apparently bragged, according to Mark Halperin’s new book, “Double Down,” “I’m really good at killing people. I didn’t think that would be my strong suit.”

Personally, I can’t help wondering if Oslo has already sent a guy named Gunderson to the White House to take back the Nobel Peace Prize.

Apparently, Obama was referring to the drone strikes, but one could easily expand the statement to include the Affordable Care Act, which has already deprived nearly four million people of their health insurance, and which, by the end of 2014, when the employer mandate kicks in, could easily add another 50 or 60 million.

I know a lot of people are wishing that the election for governor in Virginia had taken place a few days later. Thanks to ObamaCare, all the momentum was shifting to the Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, and away from the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe, best known as a bag man for the Clintons. But what they’re overlooking is that Cuccinelli, who was the first state attorney general to file a lawsuit against ObamaCare, would have won if only a besotted egotist named Robert Sarvis, running as a Libertarian, had stayed home. In an election McAuliffe won by fewer than 55,000 votes out of a total of 2.2 million, Sarvis managed to get 145,000 pinheads to waste their votes on him.

Speaking of politicians who might consider vocational guidance, Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford, when asked if he’d ever smoked crack cocaine, admitted he probably had “during one of my drunken stupors.”

He remains popular with the electorate, though, because he believes in lower taxes. And I, for one, say it’s just not fair. Here’s a Canadian politician who’s strung out on booze and crack, and he still makes more sense than every Democrat in Congress.


Thomas Devine of Greenwood Village, Colorado, won the November drawing. a Copy of "Barack Obama, You're Fired!" is on its way to him.


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