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Miss America — The Latest Trump Bashing Spectacle (Whatever Happened to World Peace?)

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As hurricane Irma ripped into Florida, Miss America’s finalists were bated into bashing President Trump. While it is too early to assess the damage, my guess is the lasting effects on this historic piece of Americana will linger long after Florida has recovered and they will not be good.

The grand finale of the iconic Miss America Pageant always has been questions thrown at the finalists.  It has been the undoing of many young women in a contest where poise is as important as one’s overall beauty and talent.   The objective was to answer the question confidently without saying anything too controversial or dumb.   Read the rest of this entry »

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September 13th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Trump Wants to Starve Santa’s Reindeer

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In Washington, it’s known as the Rahm Emanuel Rule (Obama’s former chief of staff):   You never miss a chance to convert a crises — even one manufactured to fit a holiday —into political pork for your favorite special interest group.

That’s why the radical environmentalists are out in force this Christmas, scaring children by telling them that reindeer — the kind that Santa uses to pull his magical sleigh on Christmas Eve — are getting weaker due to global warming.

This is not the first time that global warming alarmists have pulled this one out of the hat at Christmas, but this attempt may be the most desperate.  With our country wrapped in a deep freeze and a new team heading the Environmental Protection Agency, some of the money flowing to those trying to prove this theory may dry up if they don’t pull out all the stops.

“Make the public fearful!  Yes!  Scare the children into believing that Trump wants to starve Santa’s reindeer.   Why they are barely able to pull all that weight now!  Who knows what will happen if all the funding flowing to scientists and universities for global warming is cut?  Might have to cancel Christmas!” Read the rest of this entry »

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December 14th, 2016 at 9:40 pm

Obama Declares War!

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Seven years into his presidency Barack Obama finally found his mojo and declared war!

Americans were astonished that within three weeks of the bloody Paris attacks, the U.S. leader dropped everything to jet to the city where the carnage occurred and, after laying a rose at the Bataclan Concert Hall, spoke persuasively to150 world leaders.

This usually mild-mannered man was extraordinarily forceful when he urged those assembled to “take action” in order to save the world against a growing threat that “could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other.”

Obama did not mince words when he warned nations large and small that “there is such a thing as being too late!” Read the rest of this entry »

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December 2nd, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Americans trapped in Yemen, Obama Does Nothing

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The U.S. is no longer a world power to be respected by our friends and feared by by our enemies.  It is not that we don’t have the might to protect our borders or the ability to defend our allies and our interests abroad, its that we no longer have the will.

As the world watches in disbelief, we appear too weak to rescue our citizens trapped in Yemen, a war-torn country we abandoned shortly after Obama held it up as a counter terrorism success story.   Read the rest of this entry »

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April 8th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Nero Fiddled; Obama Putts Around

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The Emperor Nero may have gotten a bum rap.  It is believed this ancient leader fiddled while a great fire burned his Rome to the ground in A.D. 64, but the fiddle, or violin, hadn’t been invented yet.  Nevertheless, Nero did consider himself a serious musician.  Most likely the fiddling was simply a metaphor for his bad judgement, insensitivity and ineffectiveness.

Obama showed some of these same traits last weekend when he jetted to southern California for a commencement address, which was an excuse to spend a long weekend playing golf at two exclusive resorts in Palm Springs, barely squeezing in a fundraiser.

Now I don’t resent the president taking a little me-time or using his taxpayer-funded high-priced transportation to have a little fun, but if ever there was a time to stay in the White House Situation Room, this was it.   Read the rest of this entry »

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June 18th, 2014 at 5:30 pm


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