Monthly Archives: January 2014

Political Compassion…

President Obama’s compassion goes out to those 40 million Americans who survive with food stamps (now called: SNAP) and the millions out of work somehow during this ‘recovery’ and especially, to those whose unemployment benefits have run out or who … Continue reading

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Maybe Janet Yellen Knows…

Just as Janet Yelling is taking over the Fed from ‘Helicopter’ Ben Benanke, something is happening. Last October, Chase Bank put a limit on cash withdrawals and international transfers. Banks generally do that to fend off a possible run on … Continue reading

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Who’s In Charge Here, Anyway?

The Prez’ ‘State of the Union’ speech is a big piece of that “bully pulpit” the U.S. President is said to own. Everybody listens. Tonight, it’s especially meaningful since it’s the first opportunity the President has had to shape debate … Continue reading

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Income Inequality: (Look At What I’m Promising; Don’t Look At Obamacare!)

Our President is concerned about income inequality. What is that, exactly? Are we to assume that everybody is somehow, entitled to identical incomes? The Communists did not preach that, they wanted: “From each, according to his ability; to each, according … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene…(Politically Uncorrected)

Another week having evaporated somehow, we present you some of the leftovers in search of significance. Mall shooting: 3 dead. We seem to be getting used to piles of corpses in malls, movies and schools. Our parents would have been … Continue reading

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Poverty…And Political Poverty

We were told a couple of thousand years ago that: “The poor, you will always have with you”\…” ¬†and sure enough… But now we need to parse the term: “poor” before we get too excited over it. Consider: We were … Continue reading

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The First ‘Black’ President vs. The First In Cable News… A Grudge Match?

Unavoidably it would seem, Fox News’ leading news pundit, Bill O’Reilly, will shortly interview President Obama for the second time. The Prez clearly could use a ratings boost and perhaps the same is true of O’Reilly, or perhaps he is … Continue reading

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How Much Irony Is Required For The Irony To Become Ironic?

Devotees of irony need not look far, these days. America’s President, of whom we know mostly that his prior life had to be locked away in order for him to be electable, has promised the most open, transparent administration ever … Continue reading

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Debating Immigration (While Not Forgetting Obamacare)

One of the screen plays hoping to distract from Obamacare will be the upcoming and much ballyhooed ‘immigration reform,’ a joint program of Democrats (votes) and Republicans (cheap labor). This has opposition on both sides, from unions unhappy with non-member … Continue reading

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“Why Me?” (President Obama And The Persians)

Hmnn… Our President, who has just been caught with his arm in the NSA cookie jar up to the elbow and made a speech apologizing-sort of–and saying ‘but now you can trust me’ is negotiating for us with the Iranians … Continue reading

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