In 1980, presidential candidate Ross Perot used the metaphor of a “giant sucking sound” to warn our citizens on the dangers of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. He correctly predicted that many of our factories would relocate to Mexico to take advantage of lower labor costs. His critics said, “Good riddance. We will replace those low paying jobs with good paying high-tech jobs!”
Well that giant sucking sound from Mexico paled by comparison to the ginormous sucking sound from China. Surely you’ve heard it! China not only sucked the bulk of our manufacturing jobs out of the U.S., it also sucked a good portion of those high-tech jobs away from our country along with the bulk of our technology.
I remember being in a state of shock in 1996, when I learned that the Chinese began launching our satellites. Both American industry and state-owned Chinese companies had been lobbying for years to get satellites off what is known as the ”munitions list,” the inventory of America’s most sensitive military and intelligence-gathering technology. Continue reading “China’s Giant Sucking Sound”
According, to Washington’s messiah, Bob Woodward, one of President’s Trump’s aides (allegedly Chief of Staff John Kelly) described the White House as “crazytown.” That was proof positive to Trump’s detractors in Congress that his cabinet and/or Congress should take the steps necessary to remove him from office.
But wait! Stop the presses! The inter-workings of Congress have been described — more times than I can count — as “herding cats.” What could be crazier than that? That should be reason enough to impeach the entire Congress. Do the country a great service and get rid of all those career politicians, most of whom have never held a real job, in one fell swoop. What a relief that would be!
Another of Woodward’s sources (allegedly Defense Secretary Jim Mattis) said the president had the mentality of a fifth grader. Continue reading “More “Crazytown” Please!”
The United States, the leader of the free world, a proponent of freedom and democracy, almost signal-handedly pushed South Africa into what is becoming a communist failed state. Sure, we had help from other do-gooder countries who ganged up on this once jewel of the African continent, in the 1990’s. However, it never would have happened if we hadn’t led the charge.
It should be no surprise that President Cyril Ramaphosa recently confirmed that his government plans to expropriate private property without compensation. For the uninitiated this means taking the farms of white landowners and supposedly redistributing them to the black majority in the name of “fairness.” This will hasten the country’s economic slide that began shortly after the “universal” elections of 2004, that transferred power to the communist-led African National Congress. Continue reading “How the U.S. Ruined South Africa (What the Mainstream Media Won’t Report)”
There are many ways to take down this powerful country:
- Pack the Supreme Court with ideologues who ignore the Constitution
- Dumb down public education
- Increase the size and scope of government
- Put more people on the public dole
- Put the government in charge of healthcare
- Over regulate and over tax businesses and corporations driving them offshore or out of business
- Demonize the productive members of society
- Refuse an international leadership role
- Go back on your word to foreign leaders
- Strengthen the country out to destroy us
- Weaken the military
Most of these things did not begin with Barack Obama, but there is little doubt that he has picked up the pace. However, two events making the headlines this week should be enough to shake us awake from our political slumber: His bargain with Iran, which has empowered our sworn enemy and accelerated the arms race, and his decision on transgenders and the military. Continue reading “What will Transgenders in the Military Cost America?”
“Is there a doctor in the house?”
Once upon a time, that phrase was a common occurrence when there was a medical emergency at a public venue. Today, most doctors are afraid to treat medical emergencies outside of a hospital for fear of being sued. Our healthcare system, which represents one-sixth of our economy, is upside down and Obamacare made the situation worse.
This inept president has put our country in the ER and it is doubtful that the USA, with its $18 trillion debt and future obligations that can’t possibly be met, can survive in its present form. The current condition is not entirely Obama’s fault. Career politicians from both political parties are to blame for this chronic condition. However, it is Obama who has pushed us into the critical care area. Continue reading “Dr. Carson to Emergency. Nation on Life Support!”
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. Continue reading “Americans trapped in Yemen, Obama Does Nothing”
The U.S. government has far too many overpaid employees who do little or nothing. Once hired they are virtually impossible to fire. They can come in, or not. They can sleep on their desks for the better part of the day and they are protected by a system that, more often than not, rewards failure and punishes accomplishment.
That said, I must offer my apologies to the thousands of sincere, selfless government employees who come in and do their very best for God and country every day in spite of the mess we’ve created for them.
Far worse than the career government employees are some of the 7,000 or so political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president. They are completely untouchable. Many are unqualified for the jobs they now hold and may have little or no knowledge of the agencies that they now control. Some say that these political appointees lord it over the rank and file who are simply attempting to do their jobs.
Now, let me nominate a woman who should go down as the very worst government employee in U.S. history. Her name is Hilary Clinton. Her claim to fame is that she married a charismatic politician and rode his coattails to the White House, to a seat in the U.S. Senate and to the job of Secretary of State. Continue reading “Hillary Clinton: Worst Government Employee in U.S. History”
Fairy tales are simple lessons for children of good versus evil. The villain is easy to spot. Often it’s a big bad wolf.
This week, frustrated Republicans, anxious to prove they are in control of Congress, penned a fairy tale of a letter and sent it to one of the world’s big bad wolves, the country of Iran. Ostensively, the purpose of the letter was to put Iran’s leaders on notice that any deal they sign with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. The real purpose of the letter was to make us believe they are doing something.
It would be laughable if it were not so pathetic. Continue reading “Republicans Confront the Big Bad (Iranian) Wolf”
That is the question for president Obama. No doubt it is every bit as vexing as the one with which Prince Hamlet wrestled in the Shakespeare classic that bears his name.
In Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, he tries to decide if it would be better to commit suicide or struggle with the pains and unfairness of life. His dilemma is not that far removed from the one facing our 44th president. Obama’s choice is between political suicide or pubic ridicule.
Obama firmly believes that he was elected to avoid war at all cost, so much so, that he squandered our hard-fought victory in Iraq in order to declare peace, when there was no peace, and bring our troops home prematurely. But, alas, our enemy metastasized. It is slaughtering our friends in the region, openly beheading our citizens on the internet and threatening to spill blood in our streets.
Does Obama declare war on ISIS and take the necessary action to rid the world of this evil or does he simply invoke the Authorization for Use of Military Force given to his predecessor?
If he does the former, he would need permission from Congress, which likely would mean the political deaths of some dovish Democratic senators. If he does the latter, he will be exposed as a hypocrite. Continue reading “To War or not to War?”
Hillary Clinton would like to become the first woman president. Should she succeed, it likely would be a bit anticlimactic. We’ve already had a girly man president. More correctly, we’ve had a valley girly man president — an uppity little pampered princess who can’t, or won’t, be bothered with things in which he has no interest, like terrorism or foreign policy.
For six years now we’ve looked for an Obama doctrine. Finally we have one. Last April aboard Air Force One, he summed it up for reporters: “Don’t do stupid s – – t!” How very presidential! The only thing missing from that statement was “totally” and “whatever!”
Last week, Obama admitted that he hadn’t developed a policy on ISIS or ISIL in Syria yet, even though Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said it must be defeated there. So did Obama take advantage of the long holiday weekend to come up with one? No. In true valley girl (I’m privileged and don’t have to work) fashion, he spent his time partying with socialites and high rollers at a series of lavish fundraisers and attended an extravagant wedding.
Obama told his guests at the event in Westchester County, N.Y. “(Like) I promise you (like) things are (totally) much less dangerous now (I’m so sure) than they were 20 years ago, 25 years ago or 30 years ago.(Rad!)” Nor was Obama the least bit worried about the growing crisis with Russia in the Ukraine. As if to drive home that point Obama added, “(Like) this is not something that is comparable to the challenges we faced during the Cold War (Duh)!” Continue reading “Our Girly Man President”