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”
Democrats have an answer for their critics who question why they are spending time investigating President Trump instead of addressing the urgent needs of the country: “We can walk and chew gum at the same time,” they tell us.
Well its time they start chewing gum! Continue reading “Time to Chew Gum (Call Democrats’ Bluff on Immigration)”
Have you ever been the victim of a con? Let me tell you about my experience in France. My husband and I took the late night Chunnel, the undersea train that goes from London to Paris. Tired after a day of sightseeing, we were anxious to get our money changed from British pounds to Euros and head to our hotel.
There was no one else around the terminal when we arrived at the glass-enclosed exchange booth. As my husband handed the man on duty some money, the agent spoke softly but offered to give us a better deal if we exchanged a different amount. My weary husband could not understand him so he bent down and put his ear to the window as he reached for his wallet. In doing so he took his hand off the luggage he was carrying, and when he reached back to grab it, it was gone. Continue reading “The Great Congressional Con Games”
While much has been written about worthless college courses, the “Angry White Male Studies,” course, which will be offered at the University of Kansas in the fall of 2019, takes the cake. It is right up there with a course offered at Stanford, “White Identity Politics,” and one at Hunter College in New York called the “Abolition of Whiteness.”
How is any of that garbage going to help a young person land a good job and succeed in life unless one is seeking employment as a race-baiter? It might help if you are applying with Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/Push Coaltion or Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, non-profits in the business of shaking down businesses for contributions, concessions or contracts. Rather limited, don’t you think?
The Angry White Male Studies course requires students take “Women, Gender, and Sexuality” 101 or 102 as a prerequisite. But of course! What a natural transition between gender studies, i.e. radical feminism, and hating Continue reading “Angry White Male Studies — The latest Worthless College Course”
As an unabashed conservative, I’ve always considered myself to be fair-minded and rather independent, voting for the best candidate available for an office whether he or she is a Republican or Democrat. I’ll admit I haven’t voted for many Democrats since they began drifting further to left, forcing out conservatives in their ranks.
However, be that as it may, I simply cannot sit idly by and see the malicious, if not ridiculous, attacks hurled at a number of the left’s leading politicians. I cannot fathom the attention devoted to these attacks by the press, in particular the major networks. Have they no shame, no sense of proportion when they publicize this dribble? Are they devoid of any real news? Do they feel they must publicize things that should be reduced to tabloid trash in order to gain ratings?
The attacks against Democrat frontrunner (though undeclared) Joe Biden are ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong: I think Joe Biden’s political career, though long, has been mediocre at best. Frankly, I can’t think of any issues on which we would agree, although there must be some. Nevertheless, to assert or suggest he is unfit for public office simply because the grandfatherly Biden attempts to show affection for the people he encounters is laughable. Continue reading “I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This (Defending two left-wing Democrats)”
Legend has it that the emperor Nero played the fiddle while the ancient city of Rome burned for six days, destroying 70 percent of the city and leaving half of its population homeless.
While it is unlikely this actually happened, given that the violin hadn’t been invented yet, it is true that he was an unpopular, evil, ineffectual leader in a time of crises. Some believe he actually started the fire because he used this opportunity to build a magnificent palace surrounded by lush gardens for himself on the land that had been cleared by the blaze.
Now it’s Congress that is fiddling around while the country is facing, not one, but two crises. The first is our national debt that has reached a staggering $22 trillion, with no real plan for relief in sight. Continue reading “Congress Fiddles while U.S. Burns”