Killing Santa Claus

One of the saddest moments in a child’s life is when one learns there is no Santa Claus.

That jolly old elf who has a large belly and an even larger bag of toys has brought smiles to children for hundreds of years.   It’s his ability to grant every wish, large or small, that causes us to hang our stockings with care and makes us giddy with anticipation every Christmas Eve.

Of course when one is quite small, wishes are of a similar scale and the cost quite nominal.  Somewhere between the doll house and the Ford convertible, we got a needed dose of reality.  Someone has to pay for all those goodies.  Nothing in life is free.

Unfortunately, some people never grow up.  For these folks, the federal government replaced the man in the red velvet suit.   Continue reading “Killing Santa Claus”

Defending Elizabeth Warren

Let me make one thing perfectly clear:  If I lost my mind and moved to Taxachusetts, I would not vote for Elizabeth Warren for the U.S. Senate.  Truth is, Warren, who misrepresented herself as a minority in order to gain affirmative action status and get a job at Harvard, would be unlikely to get my vote for dog catcher in “The Old Colony” or any other state.

The fact that Warren has Roseanne Barr campaigning for her is all you really need to know about her challenge to Scott Brown, R-Mass, for the seat once held by Teddy Kennedy.  Warren is a left-wing opportunist who never sees a government program she doesn’t like and alternately beats the tomtoms of class warfare, angry feminism and gay activism in her bid to hitch a ride to Washington.

That said, the latest attack against her is over-the-top.  Last weekend, the Boston Herald reported that this Cherokee wannabe, who has railed against predatory banks and heartless foreclosures, had, in the 90’s, turned a tidy profit by purchasing foreclosed homes and flipping them. Continue reading “Defending Elizabeth Warren”

Mitt has the Skill, not the Will

“U.S. files for Chapter 11!”

That should be the headline the day after the new president takes over next January.  Chapter 11 is not bankruptcy, per se,  it is a chance to reorganize.

When a business is unable to service its debt or pay its creditors, the business or its creditors can file with a federal bankruptcy court for protection while this reorganization takes place.   During this process, all existing contracts may be cancelled and assets are sold in an attempt to put the company on the road to recovery.   This week, we learned that the U.S. debt is now equal to the size of the entire U.S. economy.   Continue reading “Mitt has the Skill, not the Will”

Obama needs a Sister Souljah Moment

The occupiers of Wall Street were silent as the President of the United States approached the podium in downtown Manhattan and begin to speak. Obama was expected to embrace the protesters bu,t much to their surprise, he delivered a stinging attack.

You have disgraced yourself by your public displays of indecency, the disrespect for your fellow citizens who live and work here and by trashing this park and the restrooms of nearby merchants. Just look at some of the signs you are carrying. ‘Jump you F—ers,’ pigs in police uniforms and ‘Shoot Sperm not Bullets.’ Is that who you really are? Continue reading “Obama needs a Sister Souljah Moment”

Earth to “Occupy Wall Street”

“Occupy Wall Street” is a movement in search of a goal. The growing hoards of malcontents offer a convenient stage for anyone or any group with a cause.


It’s a street fair for the disenfranchised with too much time and money on their hands. This may seem incompatible with one of its reoccurring themes: social and economic inequity, but hear me out. The hoards that have gathered in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, etc. do not appear to be the underclass. They are not malnourished or diseased. As street mobs go they are well-dressed and appear quite comfortable.


If anything, they resemble their brethren in Greece. They are coddled, overpaid and over subsidized by the very systems they despise. If this were not the case, how in the world could they afford these extended vacations? To be sure, many are sleeping on the street. However, many have more conventional accommodations and use their state of the art pop-ups as a convenient place to hang with the crowd in order to whine about their lack of power, political influence, wealth or whatever. Continue reading “Earth to “Occupy Wall Street””