Black Mother talks to her son. Caution! Very vivid language and strong.

We need a few million more black mothers to echo her lecture.

"God Dammit Bill, just how long will I be in here?"

"At this point, what difference does it make?"

Just another example of goverment screwup ! How US Sugar Policies Just Helped America Lose 600 Jobs

It is no secret that liberals hate big business, entrepreneurship, profits, capitalism and would sell their soul for an increase in taxes on the wealthy and confiscating the profits of producers to give to the non-producers.  Government subsidy to sugar producers has been one of the longest and most protected government interventions for 50 years. Look what it has done!!!

America's Favorite Cookie Is Moving to Mexico!!!

The manufacturer of Oreo cookies recently announced plans to move production of Oreos from Chicago to Mexico, resulting in a loss of 600 U.S. jobs.
This should be a wake-up call to defenders of the U.S. sugar program and other job-destroying trade barriers.
The leading ingredient in Oreos is sugar, and U.S. trade barriers currently require Americans to pay twice the average world prices for sugar.
Sugar-using industries now have a big incentive to relocate from the United States to countries where access to their primary ingredient is not restricted.
Read the rest of the story HERE

I thought you might be interested----

It is interesting to read the news in a newspaper published in Iran.  The link below is a link to a the
"Iran Daily" a popular online publication with English translation. The articles certainly are from a perspective totally different from what we experience with the mainstream media mess here in the ol' USA.  Click HERE

Another Surge in Student-Loan Risk

 Enrollment in plans that cap student-debt payments as a share of borrowers’ incomes has grown 56% over the past year, the Education Department said Thursday. As of June 30, almost 3.9 million borrowers under the federal government’s main student-loan program were enrolled in the plans.

Borrowers can reduce their monthly payments and eventually have debts forgiven in many cases—especially if they choose Obama-favored careers in government or the non-profit sector. Earlier this week the Journal reported on a Florida lawyer who plans to stick taxpayers with a $300,000 unpaid bill.

Yet even with recent expansions in such plans allowing borrowers to avoid timely repayment, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that a full 21% of student-loan borrowers are still more than 30 days delinquent. Naturally, Hillary Clinton has decided that the problem in higher education is that it needs more taxpayer Efunding...!!!   



Hillary's track record as Sec. of State is as about as lackluster as you can imagine....but that is current history.  If you examine her track record in ancient history you will find an even worse record of sleaze, duplicity and failure.  Below is a a portion of the recent best seller, "Clinton Cash".   It is a penetrating probe into the murky waters of the Clinton corruption. Hard to imagine that she could be considered to be the "leader of the free world"!

"When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn't even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.

Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood - both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno - husband Bill described her selection as "my worst mistake." Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children.

Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovery of Ms. Guanier's radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration.

Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

Many younger voters will have no knowledge of "Travelgate." Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson - and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours

Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House. Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.

Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the "bimbo eruption" and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle was:

* She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones.

* She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken

Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky,, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.

* Hillary's devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for lying under oath to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives.

* Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, "I do not recall," "I have no recollection," and "I don't know" a total of 56 times while under oath.

* After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.

Now we are exposed to: the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the "pay to play" schemes of the Clinton Foundation - we have no idea what shoe will fall next. " 

But to her loyal fans - "what difference does it make?"

( If U haven’t already done so , take the time to read the book “ Clinton Cash “ – an eye-opener to Bill & Hillary’s corruption.


Monica Crowley is a shrewd and experienced news analyst and rarely off base when when it comes to her views on the political landscape.  She seems to be spot-on with her latest observations.

Hillary Clinton is not going to be the Democratic nominee for president. Yes, the conventional wisdom is that she is still the prohibitive favorite, armed with big money, big connections, and the Big Dog, Bill. But the so-called “wisdom” is “conventional” for a reason.

As a result of endless sordid scandals and predictably Clintonian evasions, her poll numbers on everything from favorability to trustworthiness are in a nosedive. A battery of new polls in key swing states such as Colorado and Iowa show her losing to a number of GOP challengers.

She’s also taking incoming from the left, particularly from Vermont senator and socialist Bernie Sanders, who is scoring major crowds and an increasing percentage of the Democratic vote, indicating that the leftist base sees him as a viable option and not merely a vehicle to register discontent with Mrs. Clinton.

Polls this early in the cycle can be unreliable. But they do indicate a significant downward trend for her that must have her campaign at DEFCON 3.

None of this, however, is her most serious problem. Instead, it’s something much closer to home, much more insidious, much more dangerous than anything else.

It’s President Obama. And he just made his move. Here’s how it’s likely going down:

The Clintons and the Obamas have a long history of bad blood, dating to the 2008 primary race. After Mr. Obama creamed her, he offered her the plum gig of secretary of state. Friends close, enemies closer. She tried to get her dirty tricks consigliere, Sidney Blumenthal, a top position in the State Department, which Mr. Obama pointedly denied. So she hired him anyway through the Clinton Foundation.

Through Mr. Blumenthal, she was fed all kinds of intelligence on global hotpots such as Libya, much of it inaccurate, as she circumvented traditional government communication chains via her private email server. What was she hiding from Mr. Obama? And why? Perhaps because she trusted Mr. Obama about as much as she trusted Bill.

Mr. Obama didn’t trust her, either. In a recently disclosed email, Mrs. Clinton complained that she heard “on the radio” that there was a “Cabinet meeting” that morning and wondered if she could attend. The secretary of state — fourth in line to the presidency — was frozen out, so she set up her own fiefdom.

Mr. Obama needs a successor whom he can control to ensure that the “fundamental transformation of the nation” continues. He cannot control either of the Clintons. In a revealing “tell” this week, he said, “In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys. I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems that the country faces and the world faces.”

He will therefore back the one person he knows will do his bidding: his vice president, Joe Biden, whom he summons to his side for every critical photo op, including the announcement of the Iran deal. There’s more going on there than just symbolism.

So here’s the likely plan: Mr. Biden will announce that he is running for president (the reported dying wish of his late son, Beau). After a respectable amount of time, Mr. Obama will announce that while he admires all of the Democratic candidates, Mr. Biden has earned his particular loyalty.

Following his presidential endorsement, Mr. Obama will then support Mr. Biden with the full weight of the White House, including the sophisticated technical infrastructure his campaigns used to win in 2008 and 2012. For years, Mrs. Clinton has begged Mr. Obama to turn it over to her, and he refused. He’s been saving it for someone else.

Mr. Obama will also use his considerable influence with black and Latino voters to support Mr. Biden, which may be enough to help him significantly.

But Mrs. Clinton is a survivor, they will say. The media protects her. True. But it will be a much different situation if she’s under criminal investigation by the Justice Department or worse, crippled by a Special Prosecutor or even an indictment.

Don’t think Mr. Obama will go there? He already has. Last week, the New York Times reported that two inspectors general from his administration recommended that the Justice Department open a “criminal” inquiry into her handling of classified material. The leak to the Times came from a “senior administration official,” which some have speculated was Mr. Obama’s own consigliere, Valerie Jarrett. The Times walked back some of the details, but the damage was done. If Mr. Obama did not want a DOJ criminal investigation of Mrs. Clinton to go forward, he would not have let it go this far.

He wants the investigation, wants her nailed, wants her out. And he’s doing it, slowly, steadily.

The Clintons used to be champion Machiavellians. But in Mr. Obama, they look like they are being outmaneuvered — again — by the ultimate take-no-prisoners master.

Hillary is being given the Judas kiss by her former boss, a man loyal to no one but himself.
Monica Crowley, PhD



Hillary’s Student-Loan Plan Is a Desperate Gimmick for the Millennial Vote.

The hard truth on the student-loan crisis is that the problem is not being caused by a lack of money. It’s quite the opposite. A recent study by the New York Federal Reserve validated the long-held concerns of many economists and policy analysts alike when it found that “on average, for a $1 increase in the subsidized-loan cap, tuitions rose by as much as 65 cents.” In short, there is too much money available for the taking by colleges and universities because of generous government loans. This is driving up tuition prices. If the government just keeps increasing how much it is willing to lend students, where is the incentive for schools to control costs?

Read the full story on this silly Clinton gambit HERE

Iranian Negotiator Discusses Nuclear Deal

Be sure to read the captions as the negotiater is speakeing Arabic. 

POLL SHOWS HILLARY WAY UNDER WATER IN SWING STATES. (and you can see the polling info)

In a poll of voters in the six make-or-break swing states, Hillary Clinton now trails a generic Republican opponent by 13 points – a jump from last month’s 8-point deficit.
The poll, which will be released later today, was conducted for the pro-GOP group American Crossroads by pollsters Vox Populi. The telephone survey included 1,908 registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia.

While the Republican nominee will certainly have greater liabilities than a generic standard bearer – though likely some advantages, as well – a deficit of this size is bad news for Clinton as she looks to head off other potential intra-party rivals.

Clinton’s best argument for the nomination is her own inevitability. If she is seen as a potential loser with the general electorate, Democrats could easily be forgiven for backing a candidate they like and trust more.

The reason for Clinton’s decline with the swing-state general electorate is not hard to discern. Trust for Clinton waned notably since last month’s survey. In July, 41 percent of respondents expressed at least some degree of trust for the former secretary of state. This month, that’s fallen to 37 percent.

Distrust of Clinton, which clocked in at 56 percent last month has climbed all the way to 60 percent. It’s bad enough to be 23 points underwater on trustworthiness in general but maybe worst of all is that 47 percent this month said they “completely distrust” Clinton.

Clinton’s net favorability fell sharply, too. She was 15 points below the beam last month. This time, it’s at negative 21 percent. That doesn’t necessarily reflect her potential vote share since people will sometimes (albeit rarely) vote for a candidate they do not like or trust, but -23 on trust and -21 on favorable is a dog’s breakfast of an attribute set even at this early date.

Political Pundits frequently question the validity of polling.  They criticize the partisanship of the polling organization and also might complain about the size and nature of the of the selected respondents.  It might be interesting for you to check out the actual inside information of this poll that shows the Clinton plunge.  Click HERE

Some 20 presidential candidates are slated to make pitches over the course of the fair. On Saturday, former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., former Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-R.I., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., take to the soapbox. Sunday will bring Ben Carson, and former Gov. George Pataki, R-N.Y., to the stage. Look out for other candidates milling about the grounds taking a look at how voters in the first caucus state are ranking their deep-fried politicking.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are expected to be at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Saturday, though neither is on the speakers’ schedule.

It's only fair.

An Interesting Piece FYI. Thanks to Mr. Rhodes for it.

The Clinton Meltdown

Given the breadth of her experience, you would think that Hillary Clinton’s scandal-management skills would be better by now. But instead, here we are with Clinton suddenly trailing in a New Hampshire poll just as the FBI seizes her secret email server and her lawyer’s backup files.

Remember, that’s the same server that she defiantly told reporters five months ago “will remain private.”

Recall that Clinton was refusing a request from Congressional investigators that she make the server available to a neutral third party for review. Clinton’s reason was that “no one wants their personal emails made public.” Well, sure. But not everyone sets up a “homebrew” server to circumvent federal email policies.

And what about the rules – especially about classified information? Clinton was absolute: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.”

As has been the case with many Clinton claims about the scandals that have steadily stalked her candidacy, that turned out not to be true.

Clinton’s claim that she had destroyed the evidence – more than 30,000 emails she says were strictly personal – that she claimed would have exonerated her always sounded fishy. Wouldn’t prudence demand retaining the evidence you say would clear you? But her refusal to let anyone substantiate those claims rendered the evidence destruction argument absurd.

The good news for Clinton is that the FBI investigation is focused on the least politically damaging part of the scandal: violation of the email policies themselves. It’s embarrassing for Clinton and could even end up with her facing criminal charges.

But it’s far better for her to have the server in the hands of the Justice Department than of congressional investigators who would be scanning for more than just classification breaches. Being accused of letting enemies steal classified information because she wanted control over her email would be potentially debilitating, but far less so than evidence that might arise about payola allegations from her time in office.

She can be happy for now that the server is in a safe place, but also has to worry what a judge might say or do. This could get out of control quickly. She can be pretty confident that her system functioned as designed and allowed for the permanent deletion of emails. But what if somebody finds a way to recover some? What if the server ends up in Trey Gowdy’s hands?

And it all could have been avoided. Had Clinton agreed to an independent review months ago, or, even better, at the time she first surrendered what she says are all of her work emails, this would be long in the rearview mirror.

Instead, Clinton is being publicly dragged to the place were good sense should have taken her from the beginning and she arrives with her earlier claims and her reputation for accountability in tatters. Hillary Clinton touts the history-making nature of her candidacy. One milestone she obviously hadn’t expected to need to make: First major-party nominee to win while the subject of a federal criminal investigation.


t has shaped up as another bad week for inevitable Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Socialist independent Bernie Sanders is now ahead of her in New Hampshire, according to a new Boston Herald survey: “Sanders leads [Mrs.] Clinton 44-37 percent among likely Democratic primary voters , the first time the heavily favored Clinton has trailed in the 2016 primary campaign, according to the poll of 442 Granite-Staters.” Vice President Biden, who hasn’t even announced a campaign, picks up 9%.

Meanwhile, the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling finds Mrs. Clinton running narrowly behind four Republicans in Iowa: Ben Carson, 44% to 40%; Mike Huckabee, 44% to 43%; Scott Walke r, 44% to 43%; and Marco Rubio, 43% to 42%. With just six electoral votes, the Hawkeye State isn’t exactly a must-win. But weakness in a state Democrats have carried in six of the past seven presidential elections (2004 was the exception) can’t be a good sign.

What can all of this guarantee us to see in the coming weeks. With all of obvious lies, sleaze and plunging polling you will most likely see Hillary become an attack machine with bared fangs and focusing appeals to the non-thinking liberal base that is her stronghold. That segment of her fan club shouts, "Don't clutter my mind with facts---my mind is made up!" and she will take full advantage of it. She will begin a pointed attack with her  imaginary "War On Women"  which she pretends that Republicans endorse. She will find a way to suck up to blacks, Hispanics, teachers, government employees, unions in general, welfare recipients, and youngsters who have never taken and economics course.

From the mailbag??

Dear Fred.     Were you aware of this?

Joe.   (Your Columbine Correspondent)


Yes.   I had seen a similar piece a while back.   It is sickening and what is REALLY scary is when you look at the breeding patterns of Muslims.  The men take four wives minimum..even bedding and marrying first cousins. Add to that the fact that their birth rate, globally, is far higher that any other country.  They breed like jack rabbits and famous for not discriminating against other species!

In 2006, countries with a Muslim majority had an average population growth rate of 1.8% per year (when weighted by percentage Muslim and population size).[1] This compares with a world population growth rate of 1.12% per year.[2] As of 2011, it is predicted that the world's Muslim population will grow twice as fast as non-Muslims over the next 20 years. By 2030, Muslims will make up more than a quarter of the global population. By the year 2100, about 1% more of the world's population would be Muslim (35%) than Christian (34%).[3]

Globally, Muslims have the highest fertility rate, an average of 3.1 children per woman – well above replacement level (2.1), the minimum typically needed to maintain a stable population. Christians are second, at 2.7 children per woman. Hindu fertility (2.4) is similar to the global average (2.5). Worldwide, Jewish fertility (2.3 children per woman) also is above replacement level. All the other groups have fertility levels too low to sustain their populations: folk religions (1.8 children per woman), other religions (1.7), the unaffiliated (1.7) and Buddhists (1.6).

I will not be long before they can breed them right into being able to have
an Imam majority leader in the House of Representatives.  We already have a closet Islamist in the Oval Office !

You can tell there is an election coming.

From the mailbag: "Confederate Flag Protests in South Carolina."

"Great to know that black racism will finally be ended by       
  pulling down the Confederate Flag. 

 Blacks can now be free to keep their families together, value education,  support their own, stop the black-on-black murders,  graduate high school, get married before having babies,
 stop crime in their neighborhoods, and accept white people for the values we instill in our communities too. 
I'm glad the problems have ended."  

I have been saying the same thing....

It was like listening to myself!  I have been saying the same thing for eight years.  Ben is my hero!

Chris Stirewalt Summary of the Debate.. Carly Stars!

You don’t win a debate like that one as much as you survive it.  And for the top of the
leaderboard, at least, no harm was done and quite possibly some good.  But if you had to pick one winner overall from Thursday’s debateapalooza, it’s easy: Carly Fiorina. She stood out on the earlier stage and didn’t have to get caught in any stampedes. It would be no surprise to see her in the main event in the next debate six weeks from now.

Donald Trump proved to be every bit himself, which was the right thing for him to do. He managed, though at times with some difficulty, to keep himself within the confines of the format. And he certainly lived up to his boast that he was not boning up on policy points before the debate. With the air of George Patton at a roller rink, Trump rolled through.

Jeb Bush didn’t exactly light the Cuyahoga River on fire, but he was solid citizen and did little to damage his status as the best receptacle for the hopes of the GOP establishment. Bush’s leaky answer on Iraq, however, cast some doubts that he has found a way to succinctly answer a question that will be with him always.

Scott Walker certainly looked like someone who could be president, which was his job for the night. Walker was steady and even found a few moments to show flair. He likely moved ahead in his bid simply by passing his first presidential plausibility test. And finding ways to bring Hillary Clinton into the fray was smart, indeed.
Ted Cruz tried to bring some Tumptastic flair, but he looked like a BLT next to Trump’s triple-decker bacon cheeseburger of outrage. Cruz didn’t find his first moment of deep connection until he spoke of his father’s redeeming salvation. But overall, he turned in a solid performance that will do his bid no harm.

The best individual performance was that of Marco Rubio, whose high-energy delivery, one-liners and policy riffs will undoubtedly win back some of the supporters who have drifted from his column of late. Rubio, like Walker, passed a key plausibility threshold.

Who would have thought that Donald Trump would not have been the angriest person on the stage? Rand Paul’s sourpuss routine was not exactly expected. It may have gotten him a bit more airtime, but it lijely wasn’t worth the price he paid.

Paul and Chris Christie’s eruptions over domestic surveillance were epic. It certainly gave Christie the chance to show the blast-furnace temperament that he considers to be an asset. (It’s not.) But for New Hampshire national security voters torn between Christie and Lindsey Graham, it may be a help.

Ben Carson was perfectly endearing. He started unsteadily, but found his feet in the second half. Every dopey pundit who says it’s all about rage in the Republican Party ought to try explaining Carson’s enduring popularity.

Who would have thought that the Baptist preacher on the stage would be the one to bring pimps into the scene? Mike Huckabee was charming and showed passion. But unless and until he can find a fight to call his own, Huckabee will likely languish. On debate night, though, he did well for himself.

John Kasich had a built-in advantage with a debate on his home turf and he made the most of it. Kasich was wonky and tough by turns, but seemed to be playing it safe on a high-risk night.

Breaking News:

The media has just released photos from President Obama's trip to Oklahoma to speak with the Choctaw Indian council.

Lest you forget !

Just who Is That Guy Next To Jane as she said:

,"Nothing would give me more pleasure than to shoot down an American fighter plane"
Just who is that guy standing next to "Hanoi Jane" Fonda at an anti-war protest rally back in the 70's?  Golly Gee, Why, it is none other than our very own Secretary of State, the "honorable" Comrade John Kerry!

Now ain't that SPECIAL!!!
 Just wanted to refresh your memory...........since we are supposed to trust him now with an Iranian Nuclear Agreement?  As I recall,  a Purple Heart he was awarded was because of a minor injury received from flying debrise from his own armaments firing at the Viet Cong.

This just makes you ill!!

Troops who were shot and killed and those maimed for life at Fort Hood by Muslim traitor don't get anything because Obama and company classified this as workplace violence. Yet, 9 black folk get killed in a church in SC and all of a sudden their families are millionaires and the taxpayer is out another $29 million because Obama classified this tragedy one as domestic terrorism.

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department will fast track the sending of $29 million to South Carolina to help families of victims of the mass murder of nine church goers at a historic black church in Charleston, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday. An unspecified portion of the money, allocated under the government's national Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program, can be used to provide services to the families of victims of the shootings at Emmanuel AME Church, spokesman Kevin Lewis said."

The DOJ is going to fast track $29,000,000 to the families of the people shot at the Charleston Church. That's over $3 million for each family. It’s being disbursed under the guise of the “National Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program.” GEE!!! Given how the pastor was a big democrat party operative you can’t help but wonder, can you?
Sure smells like reparations to me.

Furthermore, the DOJ has swiftly called this a domestic terrorist act, while remaining firm that the actions committed by a Muslim U.S. Army major at Fort Hood, Texas was merely a “workplace violence.”

So did Ft. Hood victims receive any such payouts too? NO, NONE, NADA !
You don't suppose the fact that the church group were black democrats and the Ft. hood group were mainly white republican, nasty military types had anything to do with it do you? The Charleston incident was blatantly a hate crime not terrorism. Yet they get big payouts from American taxpayers' dollars.  This does  not pass the sniff test!!!


Lunch with the Lord.

A Republican in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked
the waitress for a cup of coffee. The Republican looked across the
restaurant and asked "Is that Jesus sitting over there?"  

The waitress nodded "yes!" So, the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him.  

The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back. He
shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a
cup of hot tea. He also glanced across the restaurant and asked, "Is that
Jesus, over there?"
The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of
hot tea, "My treat."  

The third patron to come into the restaurant, was a Democrat on crutches. He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, "Hey there honey! How's about getting me a cold mug of Miller Light!" 

 He too looked across the restaurant and asked, "Isn't that God's boy over there?" The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Jesus a cold beer. "On my bill," he said loudly so everyone in the restaurant could hear.  

As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Republican felt the strength come back into his legs, got up and began to praise the Lord.  

Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Libertarian felt his back straightening up, he raised his hands and he, too, began to praise the Lord.  

Then, Jesus walked, with a huge smile on his face, towards the Democrat. The Democrat jumped up and yelled, "Don't touch me....... I'm on disability!"    
For Those Who Understand, no explanation is necessary.
For Those Who Do Not Understand, no explanation is possible.


Liberal Conclusion : 
Cold weather from global warming causes murder.

Not many of us left....Enjoy and thanks Hank.

The Sweet Sixteen....

The sixteenth Republican candidate to announce a White House bid, sixteen days before the first GOP debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hoping his launch today in Columbus will provide a quick burst of momentum and land him on the primetime stage in Cleveland. 

To break out of the crowd, Kasich will pitch himself as the only candidate with experience in Congress, the private sector and as governor of a key swing state. A budget hawk in Congress who turned a deficit into a balanced budget in Ohio, 

Kasich’s brand of conservatism hasn’t always meshed with the party base. But supporters say there’s still room for him because no candidate – Jeb Bush in particular – has achieved a commanding lead in polls. His own poll numbers are in the basement and the late start makes for a tough challenge, but if the bounce Kasich is aiming for vaults him into the top ten, his timing may prove perfect.  Fun to watch!!!!

New job for Al Sharpton....

Time is Like a River... You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.

Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida in January, 2015 when he said America will not come back. He wrote:

"The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012 ) in Ohio .The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays , Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell 's America .The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch... The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky 's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod , along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.

Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy " tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!) People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.
You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to"white guilt" and political correctness..."

Judge Andrew Napolitano viewing the Clinton candidancy.

"She obtained permission from President Obama and consent from congressional leaders
in both houses of Congress and in both parties to arm rebels in Syria and Libya in an effort to overthrow the governments of those countries.

Many of the rebels Clinton armed, using the weapons lawfully sold to Qatar by Turi and others, were terrorist groups who are our sworn enemies. There was no congressional declaration of war, no congressional vote, no congressional knowledge beyond fewer than a dozen members, and no federal statute that authorized this.

When Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., asked Clinton at a public hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 23, 2013, whether she knew about American arms shipped to the Middle East, to Turkey or to any other country, she denied any knowledge. It is unclear whether she was under oath at the time, but that is legally irrelevant. The obligation to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to Congress pertains to all witnesses who testify before congressional committees, whether an oath has been administered or not.

Here is her relevant testimony:

Paul: My question is … is the U.S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of
weapons … buying, selling … anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey … out of Libya?

Clinton: To Turkey? ... I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody’s ever raised that with me. I, I…

Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons … and what I’d like to know is … the (Benghazi) annex that was close by… Were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons … and were any of these weapons transferred to other countries … any countries, Turkey included?

Clinton: Senator, you will have to direct that question to the agency that ran the (Benghazi) annex. And I will see what information is available and … ahhhh…

Paul: You are saying you don’t know…

Clinton: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.

At the time that Clinton denied knowledge of the arms shipments, she and her State Department political designee Andrew Shapiro had authorized thousands of shipments of billions of dollars’ worth of arms to U.S. enemies to fight her secret war. Among the casualties of her war were U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three colleagues, who were assassinated at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by rebels Clinton armed with American military hardware in violation of American law.

This secret war and the criminal behavior that animated it was the product of conspirators in the White House, the State Department, the Treasury Department, the Justice Department, the CIA and a tight-knit group of members of Congress.

Their conspiracy has now unraveled. Where is the outrage among the balance of Congress? Hillary Clinton lied to Congress, gave arms to terrorists and destroyed her emails. How much longer can she hide the truth? How much longer can her lawlessness go unchallenged and unprosecuted? Does she really think the American voters will overlook her criminal behavior and put her in the White House where she can pardon herself?

Think about this next time you fly somewhere.

When a plane starts its final descent, are the passengers more concerned about
the competence or about the skin color of the air-traffic controllers on the ground who will help the pilot land safely? The answer may be obvious to readers, if not to the Obama administration.

A recently completed six-month investigation by Fox Business Network found that the Federal Aviation Administration has quietly moved away from merit-based hiring criteria in order to increase the number of women and minorities who staff airport control towers. The changes come despite the fact that the FAA’s own internal reports describe the evidence for changing the hiring process as “weak.”

Until 2013, the FAA gave hiring preference to controller applicants who earned a degree from one of its Collegiate Training Initiative schools and scored high enough on an eight-hour screening test called the Air Traffic Selection and Training exam, or AT-SAT, which measures cognitive skills. The Obama administration, however, determined that the process excluded too many from minority groups. In May 2013, the FAA’s civil rights administrator issued “barrier analyses” of the agency’s employment procedures, which recommended “revising how the AT-SAT is used in establishing best-qualified lists.”

By the start of last year, the FAA was using a biographical questionnaire (BQ) to initially vet potential hires. The questions—“How many sports did you play in high school?”, “What has been the major cause of your failures?”—seem designed to elicit stories of personal disadvantage or family hardship rather than determine success on the job.

“The FAA says it created the BQ to promote diversity among its workforce,” reported Adam Shapiro of Fox Business. “All air traffic control applicants are required to take it. Those who pass are deemed eligible and those who fail are ruled ineligible.”

The FAA would not tell Fox Business what the biographical test is trying to measure and did not return my phone calls. But an FAA report released in October, “Using Bio data to Select Air Traffic Controllers,” concluded that the AT-SAT exam, not the biographical questionnaire, is a much better predictor of performance. “The bio data items assessed did little to improve our ability to select applicants most likely” to complete training successfully, said the study. “If bio data are to be used to select controllers, additional research is required to identify those bio data items that will add to the prediction of controller training performance over and above the effect of AT-SAT score.”

Given that training an air-traffic controller can cost more than $400,000 on average, selecting candidates based on who is likely to complete the process makes economic sense. Hans Bader, a legal scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, writes that the FAA’s focus on diversity is not only inefficient but may be a violation of the Civil Rights Act. “The FAA’s jettisoning of merit-based hiring criteria violated the Supreme Court’s Ricci decision, [Ricci v. DeStefano, 2009] which limits agencies’ ability to discard hiring criteria in order to increase minority representation, especially when there is no strong evidence that the criteria are not job-related,” said Mr. Bader.

After the FAA changed its screening process in 2014, thousands of applicants who were already in the pipeline—people who had obtained an FAA-accredited degree, taken the AT-SAT exam and had been designated “well-qualified” to become air-traffic controllers—were told by the government that they would have to start the process again. “But this time, when they applied for a job, their college degrees and previous military experience would mean nothing,” reported Fox Business. “They would now compete with thousands of people the agency calls ‘off the street hires’; anyone who wants to, can walk in off the street without any previous training and apply for an air traffic control job.”

In other words, the current policy is to deliberately favor less-qualified applicants over more qualified applicants in the name of obtaining the “right” racial and gender mix among air-traffic controllers. Advocates of “diversity” insist that discounting objective measures of ability and competence is harmless, but history shows that it can be deadly.

In 1973 Patrick Chavis was one of five black students admitted to a medical school in California through an affirmative-action program designed to increase minority enrollment. Allan Bakke, a white applicant who was rejected despite having much higher test scores than the black applicants, sued. In 1978 the Supreme Court struck down the program, but Chavis would go on to earn his medical degree and become a poster child for advocates of racial preferences. In 1995 he made the cover of the New York Times magazine. Sen. Ted Kennedy called him “the perfect example” of how affirmative action worked. In 1998 the California medical board revoked Chavis’s medical license, noting his “inability to perform some of the most basic duties required of a physician” after several patients in his care died or were severely injured. Admitting poorly qualified students to medical school increases the number of incompetent doctors. A selection process for air-traffic controllers that favors race and gender over ability is no less dangerous.

One Clinton was enough. But another Xerox of Obama could be the fatal blow !!

Obama Wants Debate on Iran Deal. Just Kidding.

Bernie Goldberg's article today is probably one of the best summaries of  the Obama  presidency and administration as I have seen in a long time.  It pretty well says it all with a three minute read.

"We all remember Barack Obama’s bold promise on the eve of the election in 2008, when
he said he would “fundamentally” transform the United States if he were elected president. Don’t say he didn’t warn us. And he has gone about making good on his promise in many ways. He started with the so­called Affordable Care Act, which he rammed through Congress without a single Republican vote – a massive bulk of legislation that was based on a slick marketing campaign about how we could keep our doctor and health plan if we liked them, which turned out to be untrue for millions of Americans. And there was the promise that our premiums would go down. Instead they’re going up – and in some cases faster than even a lot of critics thought.

He started with the so ­called Affordable Care Act, which he rammed through Congress without a single Republican vote – a massive bulk of legislation that was based on a slick marketing campaign about how we could keep our doctor and health plan if we liked them, which turned out to be untrue for millions of Americans. And there was the promise that our premiums would go down. Instead they’re going up – and in some cases faster than even a lot of critics thought. 

There were Mr. Obama’s new ideas about getting our economic house in order, which mainly consisted of a nearly $1 trillion stimulus plan that didn’t stimulate very much and raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. But after more than six years in office, the economic recovery is still only limping along. As for the national debt, when Mr. Obama came into office it was around $10 trillion. When he leaves it’ll be about double that. How’s that for fundamentally transforming the United States of America? And he wanted to pump life into the long­neglected middle class. Since he’s been president middle class incomes have gone down, not up. 

This President wanted to transform America by ending the long war in Iraq and so he didn’t push for a deal that would have left some American troops there to maintain stability. Now we have an unstable Iraq and something new — the Islamic State. 

As the visionary he believes he is, he determined that climate change was Public Enemy Number One and unleashed the EPA on the coal industry. He has refused to green light the XL pipeline project. He spent truckloads of money on solar energy companies that went bankrupt. He bypassed Congress and issued an executive order allowing illegal immigrants to stay in this country without fear of deportation. He snubbed Congress again when he opened diplomatic relations with Cuba and didn’t push for an end to political expression in that country. And now, we have a deal with Iran – a deal that may very well transform America, and not in a good way

But let’s set aside for now whether the deal with Iran is, as Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu called it, an “historic mistake” – an assessment on which just about allRepublicans and some Democrats concur. And let’s focus instead on something President Obama told the American people during his remarks on national television right after the deal was made. Mr. Obama acknowledged that:

 ....“on such a tough issue, it is important that the American people and their representatives in Congress get a full opportunity to review the deal. After all, the details matter. And we’ve had some of the finest nuclear scientists in the world working through those details. And we’re dealing with a country — Iran — that has been a sworn adversary of the United States for over 35 years. So I welcome a robust debate in Congress on this issue, and I welcome scrutiny of the details of this agreement.” 

Too bad the President didn’t mean any of it, because here’s what else the he said: 

“I am confident that this deal will meet the national security interest of the United States and our allies. So I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal.”   

So he wants the American people and Congress to go through the deal; he welcomes scrutiny of the agreement; he welcomes debate … but for what purpose? Nothing the American people or their representatives in Congress say will matter to him. His mind is made up — and closed to any ideas that conflict with his. Yet he gets away with this kind of thing. Journalists should have pointed out his hypocrisy. They didn’t. Nor did they hold him accountable for what he went on to say, a low­rent tactic he uses quite a bit. “We do not have to accept an inevitable spiral into conflict,” the president said. “And we certainly shouldn’t seek it. And precisely because the stakes are so high, this is not the time for politics or posturing.” 

With Mr. Obama there can be no legitimate disagreement. Those who don’t see things the way he does are unserious; they posture and play politics. He alone is above the fray. This is the way of narcissists. It may be unfair to believe that President Obama cares more about his legacy than he does about America, but one is tempted nonetheless to think just that. To secure his place in history he promised to fundamentally transform this country — and he clearly meant it. Back then, tough questions should have been asked. Why the need to “fundamentally transform” America? What is so wrong with the United States? And if the media weren’t busy slobbering, they might have also paid more attention to something his wife said, five months earlier. 

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation,” Michelle Obama said on May 14, 2008. 

There is a reason they’re dancing in the streets of Tehran. And it’s not because Mr. Obama made a good dealf or the United States or its allies. The mullahs are not concerned about our well being. Nor are they concerned about his legacy. Mr. Obama is on top of that one."

Food For Thought:

"If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there would be a shortage of fishing poles" By Junius P. Long  

                                Food For Thought:  
 If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots.
If you have to get your parent's permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots.
If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.
If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt , you live in a country run by idiots. 
If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you live in a country run by idiots.
If an 80-year-old woman can be strip-searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you live in a country run by idiots. 
If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more, you live in a country run by idiots.
If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is cute, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you live in a country run by idiots.
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you live in a country run by idiots. 
If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but cannot find work, you live in a country run by idiots.
If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more safe according to the government, you live in a country run by idiots.
If you are offended by this article, I'll bet you voted for the idiots who are running our great country into the ground. 

Welfare Parasites fleeing Maine.

Maine Just Put Welfare Leeches in Their Place, Every American Needs to See What Happened Next
Governor Paul LePage of Maine isn’t running for president in 2016. But perhaps he should be. Because he is doing in Maine exactly what Americans want to see — but other candidates are not even talking about.

Last November, just one week after his re-election, LePage did something unusual — he made good on a major campaign promise, by slashing funds for cities who give welfare to illegal aliens. The policy has already had a huge impact, with illegals fleeing in droves, and Democrat mayors having to defend giving handouts to illegal invaders before angry voters.

Now, just 6 months later, LePage is making good on another promise: to put an end to welfare leeches in his state, once and for all. The results are something every American should see — an EPIC victory. And Democrats are FURIOUS.

Governor LePage passed a measure last year that requires recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) to complete a certain number of work, job-training, or volunteer hours in order to be eligible for assistance. The new requirement has resulted in a dramatic decline in food stamp enrollment, resulting in a logical win-win for all of Maine.

At the end of 2014 the enrollment count for SNAP was approximately 12,000 individuals. Now that individuals have to complete either 20 hours of part-time work a week, volunteer for at least 24 hours per month, or get involved in a vocational program, the amount of SNAP recipients has dramatically dropped from 12,000 to approximately 2,500 by the end of March— a nearly 80% reduction in welfare. The drop in numbers exceeded Republicans’ expectations by leaps and bounds.

Instead of just giving welfare applicants an easy way out, Maine is forcing people to explore every opportunity for employment before allowing capable adults to take advantage of the system and the people of Maine.

Of course Democrats are insisting that the program targets those in poverty or rural areas but their argument is invalid. The individuals benefiting from the new food-stamp law are the ones who really need the assistance and aren’t just lazy parasites to society who suck the vitality out of taxpayers.

This is a huge victory for the Republicans of Maine and of course the sore loser Democrats are trying to tarnish the reformation’s success. Democrats are urging for special measures to ease back on some of the new requirements because they are “too strict”. Too strict to get off your butt and earn your money, or at least volunteer or learn a skill? Maine citizens aren’t buying it.

Maine was one of eight other states that took similar measures and declined a federal waiver for the new rule that requires welfare recipients to get off their behinds and contribute to society like everyone else. This huge drop in the number of able-bodied welfare leeches after forcing them to work for their needs proves everything we’ve ever reported about welfare abusers. They’re only looking for the next handout.

Now if only we could get every American governor to do what Paul LePage is doing — against both illegal aliens, and welfare leeches — we might well save our nation.

Greek ATM.

Thanks to Ken Noon for this item from his mailbag.

A most cogent explanation of the problem. It is not racist and it has nothing to do with the Confederate flag. This essay is simply the bottom line truth.

 From Joe, our Columbine Buddy:

“The Baltimore Sun” is definitely not known as a Conservative newspaper, so this very well written assessment of the situation in USA comes as something of a surprise.."

Some great thoughts about other races that have come to the USA and successfully integrated into our society. This will obviously be called racist, and will upset the liberals, but they should really think about the message and this interesting point of view.  
                                  The Black Dilemma

 "For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites.  The hypothesis to be tested:

Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

 The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a majestic civilization. The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled with racial discord ever since.
Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted. They created the Freedmans Bureau, passed civil rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty, ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball.
Their new laws intruded into peoples lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice-versa. They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless hand wringing to close the achievement gap. To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to Celebrate Diversity! And Say No to Racism. Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.
Some thought that what W.E.B. DuBois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of.

There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability. That is what is missing.
Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them. Detroit is bankrupt, the South side of Chicago is a war zone, and the vast majority of black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And blacks never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment.
Across the generations and across the country, as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson, rioting and looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite would tell us that this doesn't mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder. We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, and more opportunities.

 But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president. Some argue its a problem of culture, as if culture creates peoples behavior instead of the other way around. Others blame white privilege.
But since 1965, when the elites opened Americas doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India people who are not white, not rich, and not connected have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black youths are committing half the country's violent crime, which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it that has nothing to do with poverty.
The experiment has failed. Not because of white culture, or white privilege, or white racism. The fundamental problem is that American black culture has evolved into a Un-fixable and crime ridden mess. *They do not want to change their culture or society, and expect others to tolerate their violence and amoral behavior. They have become socially incompatible with other races by their own design, not because of the racism of others — but by their own hatred of non-blacks.*

Our leaders don't seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. *They don't understand that white people aren't out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, and the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.*
The elites explain everything with racism, and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point."---
"You can't legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can't give to anybody anything that the government doesn't first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they don't have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."


Remember a few years ago when pro golfer Tiger Woods crashed his Cadillac Escalade?
Isn't it amazing that within a week the press found every woman with whom Tiger had an affair during the previous few years? They even uncovered photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc.!
Furthermore, they not only knew the cause of the family fight, but they even knew it was a 9 iron from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade.

And, each and every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates o n Tiger's sex rehab stay, his wife's divorce settlement figures, as well as the dates of
tournaments in which he planned to play.

Now, Barack Hussein Obama has been in office for over six years, yet this very same press :
Cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors;
Or find any of Obama's high school or college classmates, or any of his former girlfriends;
Or locate any of his college papers or grades;
Or determine how he paid for both a Columbia and a Harvard education;
Or discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980s;
Or even find Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism.

They just can't seem to uncover any of this. Yet, the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth!

Don't you find that amazing ?

Dear Abby....

Dear Abby,                  

My husband is a liar and a cheat.  He has cheated on me from the beginning, and, when I confront him, he denies everything.  What's worse, everyone knows that he cheats on me.  It is so humiliating.  Also, since he lost his job six years ago, he hasn't even looked for a new one.  All he does all day is  smoke cigars, cruise around and shoot the bull with his buddies, while I have to work to pay the bills.  Since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to like me, and even hints that I may be a lesbian.  What should I do?
Signed: Clueless 
Dear Clueless,                 

Grow up and dump him.  Good grief woman!  You don't need him anymore!  You're running for President of the United States.  Act like one


Have you noticed...?

Have you ever noticed that whenever there is some sort of national hiccup our President,
his administration or lackeys are first in line to take a photo-op and wring their hands over the situation.  It is not just the White House but the entire political machine is paralyzed (except vocally) over things that they have absolutely no control.  A perfect example is the flurry of behaviors regarding the display of the Confederate Flag.  Gun control, race relations and even lunatic mass shootings are the same. These are things that politicians do.but, not as part of leadership but of followership – public cues intended to show voters that a candidate is “one of them.” But they do not do much to shape outcomes. Quite the opposite. These are things you do when you can’t do anything real.

AND RACE !  It is perfectly emblematic of the empty, hashtagging political era that the primary role of government after a mass murder would be as a sympathetic interpreter for the nation. 

Is racism a problem in America? Not nearly what it was, but of course it is. Is it something that the federal government is going to be able to remedy? Not a chance. Are mass killings, regardless of the ideological fixation of the killer, an ongoing problem? America ranks fourth in the world for mass-shooting fatalities, so there’s certainly a problem. Is it likely to be fixed by legislation? Almost certainly not.

So what’s with all the focus on the flag?

As governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton celebrated his state’s Confederate heritage with a special star in his state’s flag. Now his wife is running for president as an ardent foe of Confederate remembrance. The GOP consensus of 20 years ago was that the display of the Confederate battle flag was up to the ones displaying it. Now they are falling over each other to denounce its public display.  None of it makes much difference in the lives of Americans or on the question of good governance.

Not one in 1,000 white males cares about the presence of a Confederate war monument on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse. Not one in 1 million would share the racist worldview of the Charleston killer. The overwhelming majority are focused on keeping themselves and their families afloat in the face of enormous challenges.

Obama's focusing on the "white males" as villains is revealing. Attributing the resistance to gun control and other issues as a personal response to his African heritage is an unintentionally damning revelation.

There’s nothing the president can do about the real issues, so finding and blaming a boogeyman becomes job one.