When the space shuttle Endeavour was flown along the California coast on the way to its retirement home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles last September, it passed right over my house in the Monterey area.
All during shootout number two with Boston bombing suspect number two on Friday night, I was hoping he would not be taken alive. But the worst case scenario prevailed, and now that he has been captured the liberal coddling will begin.
Imagine being told by your doctor that you needed a double organ transplant and if it didn’t happen within two weeks or possibly a month you wouldn’t live. That was the fate faced by Bobby Rydell, one of the most talented and popular singers to come out of the “teen idol” era of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
There’s a moment in the classic John Hughes movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” when the John Candy character (Del Griffith) asks the Steve Martin character (Neil Page) if he has ever traveled by bus before. When the answer is no Griffith says, “I don’t think your mood is going to improve any.” Republicans assessing future prospects are in the same fix. The outlook is not a mood enhancer.
While some pundits see the November 6 presidential election as shaping up similarly to the President Jimmy Carter – Ronald Reagan matchup in 1980, I think it more closely resembles the election of 1992 between President George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. President Barack Obama is becoming Bush.
The ridiculous “This or That” questions put to the Republican presidential candidates in Monday’s debate were not exactly CNN’s finest hour. If it really wanted to provide a public service it would have used the same format to ask 20 meaningful questions of Barack Obama in 2008.
Actress Jane Seymour now says The Terminator has fathered two more illegitimate children other than the one he has admitted to. The big problem I have with Arnold (Please Tell Me That Bump in Your Tummy is a Tumor) Schwarzenegger is not so much what he did to impregnate various women, although I think it’s despicable, it’s that he did the same thing to California for seven years as governor. Depressingly, only in our celebrity-obsessed culture could someone who had as much business being a governor as you or I be elected as chief executive of the most populous state in the union. Had he, instead of being Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor been Arnold Schwarzenegger, insurance agent, or held any other job, his candidacy would have been a joke. As it turned out, that’s what his time in office was.
If any administration was going to invite to the White House a rapper whose lyrics have supported a cop killer and advocated the killing of President George W. Bush, it would be this one, as demonstrated by its hosting of rapper Common at a “poetry” event. But why should rap “music” be the preserve of thugs who preach violence. How about a conservative rap song, like this:
Added to the certainty of death and taxes is the certainty that the mainstream media will give virtually all the credit for the death of Osama bin Laden to President Barack Obama. As it’s shilling for Obama continues right up to the 2012 presidential election, one would eventually be led to believe it was Obama himself who burst into bin Laden’s compound and shot him. But how differently the MSM would have played it if what happened Sunday had happened during the presidency of George W. Bush. The coverage might look something like this:
Five months after most U.S. voters sided with Tea Party philosophy by rejecting big government and big spending at the polls, Democrats are still charging that their losses were not based on policy but on racism.
Civil War documentarian Ken Burns has famously observed that, before the war when the country was divided, people would say, “The United States are. . . ” After the war when the country became as one, they said, “The United States is. . . ” I wonder how long it will be before Americans say, “The United States was. . . ”
Liberals have made it clear that if you oppose any of President Barack Obama’s policies, you’re racist. And if you oppose illegal immigration, you’re racist. But it doesn’t stop there. With new guidelines being issued minute by minute making it hard to keep track of what’s racist, here’s an update:
The National Football League has a rule that calls for a penalty when a player scoring a touchdown celebrates excessively. It’s normal for a player to spike the ball in the end zone, but if he taunts his opponents or dances around crazily in a burst of uncontrolled exuberance, he draws a referee’s flag.
Despite Barack Obama pledging to unite the country and create a post-racial America, race friction appears to be more heated now than it has been in years. As more and more events are viewed through the prism of race, news reporting such as this may soon become commonplace:
This is going to be critical of Tiger Woods, and because he’s a non-Caucasian and I’m a Republican I feel it’s necessary to clarify something. I’m not a racist. If I were a Democrat I’d be free to rip into Woods and I’d be given a free pass as far as race is concerned, but as a Republican I realize that this issue automatically comes into play. So what follows is not hate speech; it’s an opinion.
With the passage of so-called health care reform, the United States of America that we have known will eventually cease to exist. This legislation begins the end of an America with emphasis on the individual and the beginning of an America with emphasis on the government. The transformation will eventually kill the American spirit and America’s greatness forever. Anyone who thinks the new law is only about health care does not understand the ramifications. Now that a former community organizer has succeeded in the start of reorganizing the way of life of the once most free country on earth, anything is possible.
I don’t know precisely when the dumbing down of America began, but my guess would be sometime during the 1960’s, the decade historians may someday identify as the beginning of the end of the USA. I believe this dumbing down has now caught up with us to the extent we are, collectively, one of the most stupid countries on the face of the earth.
I’m one Republican who is tired of being demonized because of my party affiliation. A recent poll showed that only 21 percent of Americans identify themselves as Republicans, but just because there are apparently fewer of us doesn’t mean we have to stay on the ropes. I’ve had it with taking it on the chin because I refuse to participate in the national orgasm over Barack Obama.
There has been a lot in the news lately about marijuana, both its use for medicinal purposes and its possible legalization in general. President Barack Obama revealed that the matter of potential legalization was the most asked question by people participating in his internet town hall this week.
Were it not for Paul Harvey, who passed away this past weekend, I would never have had the great honor of writing for President Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and many other leading Republicans from the early 1980’s until the present.
WASHINGTON: New White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs withstood a tough grilling from reporters in the Executive Mansion’s briefing room today, an indication of how hard the media intends to be on the administration of President Barack Obama.
On Election Day last November, 48% of voters cast their ballots against Barack Obama. With his approval rating now somewhere in the 70’s, it shows that a lot of Republicans are willing to give him a chance. There should be a flip-side to this. How about Democrats giving Republicans a measure of civility in return.
WASHINGTON: The National Organization for Women today expressed anger in the aftermath of the miracle landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. NOW issued a statement saying, “The fact that one of the men aboard yelled ‘Women and children first’ as passengers were exiting the airplane is an outrage and an insult to all women. This viscious slur not only reduces women to the level of children, but implies that women are not as capable as men in situations like this and need special treatment. Once we identify which of the male pigs aboard the plane made the sexist remark we will consider a lawsuit against him for defaming an entire gender.”
I have been telling friends and colleagues I refuse to believe Hillary Clinton is not the eventual Democratic presidential nominee until I look at the ballot on Election Day in November and her name is not on it in her party’s number one slot.