Nothing makes me happier than liberals who reveal what they truly are: close-minded bullies who believe they and they alone own the franchise on enlightened thinking. Nothing exemplifies their true nature better than their collective reaction to the new immigration law enacted by Arizona. Two stories top the list: In Los Angeles, the City Council voted to boycott Arizona businesses; in Illinois, a Highland Park H.S. girl’s basketball team, scheduled to play in Arizona after winning their first conference championship in 26 years, had their trip cancelled by school officials.
Any Americans who still wonder why our public school system has been the epitome of mediocrity over the past forty-plus years should focus on the battle currently being waged in Florida. A new bill there aims to eliminate tenure for teachers, and offer them merit pay based on the test performances of their students. Naturally–if we assume that nature has been turned completely upside down–teachers are adamantly opposed to the bill.
“Starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years. Spending related to our national security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will not be affected. But all other discretionary government programs will. Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need and sacrifice what we don’t.”–Barack Obama, State of the Union, Jan. 27, 2010
There is a show on cable TV’s Discovery Channel that has me thinking about the best way to reform government. It’s called “Dirty Jobs” and the premise is simple: in each episode, host Mike Rowe endeavors to perform a job so unpleasant that most people wouldn’t want to do it if their livelihoods–or their lives–depended on it.
I’d like a nickel for every Massachusetts Democrat who, after seeing Scott Brown win “Ted Kennedy’s seat,” said or thought to themselves, “I don’t understand it. Everyone I know voted for Martha Coakley.”
It is no secret that a substantial number of Americans are fed up with the federal government and its gross fiscal irresponsibility. Yet the first line of defense against such irresponsibility is not the people themselves. Perhaps it is time for individual states to step up to the plate and deliver a clear message to Congress and the White House: we will not allow you to drive us into bankruptcy.
President Barack Obama continues to prove the American left is immune to common sense whenever it conflicts with their “enlightened thinking.” Less than two weeks after a terrorist attack failed as a result of nothing more than dumb luck, our “post-modern” president has embraced another pillar of utterly irresponsible liberal dogma: a unilateral reduction of our nuclear arsenal.
“At the time of the winter solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is just myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”–sign posted by atheists at the Illinois state capitol Christmas display.
Is there anything worse than a president who spent three minutes speechifying at a Dept. of Interior tribal leaders conference before mentioning the massacre of American soldiers at Ft. Hood? Maybe not. But coming in close second is the CBS television network, which decided to edit those first three minutes out of its news presentation in order to spare the president the national embarrassment he so richly deserves.
If published reports are accurate, Barack Obama’s presidency is effectively over. Strong words? Ask yourself this: what other president of the United States would have spent almost three minutes speaking at the Dept. of Interior before getting around to mentioning the fact that twelve soldiers had been killed, and thirty one wounded in a massacre at Fort Hood in Texas?
You have to hand it to liberal Democrats and their media sycophants. They are virtually impervious to both common sense and reality. Let me spell it out for both groups: Americans have had it with big government–and you’re still going to try and ram nation health care and cap-and-trade down our collective throats?
In the 2002 movie, “Minority Report,” police are empowered to arrest people for crimes they will commit in the future. That was a movie. In real life–or what passes for such in Washington, D.C.–predicting future “crime” has become part of the equation by which the Congressional Budget Office is calculating “savings” in the latest healthcare bill concocted by the House of Representatives.
Sometimes the trivial is annoying enough where it warrants comment. Within the context of the disclaimer, a few observations about ex-ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips and his purported “sex addiction.”
Everything Americans need to know about the economic implications of the Obama administration’s determination to mandate a 90% cut in Wall Street salaries and bonuses is contained in the above proverb. Let me paraphrase:
The attempt to buy the NFL’s St. Louis Rams by a group reportedly including two of the most unlikely bedfellows ever imagined–Rush Limbaugh and George Soros–illustrates yet another incident of gross malfeasance by the mainstream media.
–”The White House stopped providing guests to ‘Fox News Sunday’ after Wallace fact-checked controversial assertions made by Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in August. Dunn said fact-checking an administration official was ’something I’ve never seen a Sunday show do.’”–FoxNews.com
In my opinion, Ronald Reagan was the best president of my lifetime. Historically speaking, I’m also a big fan of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. I wouldn’t want any of them–or any other politician–giving a nationwide address to school children as young as five years old.
“It’s bulls***. It’s disgraceful. You wonder which side they’re on”–Rep. Peter King (R-NY) commenting on Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to conduct an investigation of CIA terrorist interrogators.
Is it possible a couple of enduring myths perpetrated primarily by the left were shattered on the same day? Consider such a premise as it relates to the release of terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
“And these are the idiots we want to weigh in on the minutia of health care policy? Please, this country is like a college chick after two Long Island Iced Teas: we can be talked into anything, like wars, and we can be talked out of anything, like health care. We should forget town halls, and replace them with study halls. There’s a lot of populist anger directed towards Washington, but you know who concerned citizens should be most angry at? Their fellow citizens. ‘Inside the beltway’ thinking may be wrong, but at least it’s thinking, which is more than you can say for what’s going on outside the beltway.”–Bill Maher’s assessment of ordinary Americans
Much to the surprise of the arrogant liberals who control the federal government, many Americans are resisting their “vision” to re-make an America they see as hopelessly broken. Currently the battleground is healthcare, but only a liberal twit would believe this particular subject is the sole repository of American disgust and discontent. Healthcare is only one battle–in a much bigger war.
For anyone still wondering what level of contempt our political ruling class has for the American people, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) makes it crystal clear. During a speech at a National Press Club luncheon, Rep. Conyers wondered why his fellow House members should bother to read the health care bill: “I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.’ What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”