WHY IS JULIA PIERSON STILL DIRECTOR OF THE SECRET SERVICE?

Julia Pierson is the person in charge of a secret service that allowed two different people who had no business anywhere near the White House to get inside – not a few feet beyond the fence, not on the lawn, but IN THE WHITE HOUSE.  One of them ran through the green room, among other places, before being stopped.  Another actually rode in an elevator with the President. I am no...

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BILLY SAMPLE – ONE LAST BLOG

As regular readers may recall, about two months ago I blogged about being “unfriended” on facebook by former Major League baseball player, then announcer, now independent movie producer Billy Sample. You would need a pretty good memory to do so, because I never mentioned him again afterwards.  Losing a facebook friend is not exactly a seminal experience in my life.  The...

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THE LATEST CABLE NEWS RATINGS

In case you are into cable news ratings (and even if you aren\’t), here are the latest data: Third-Quarter2014 Primetime Averages FNC:1,797,000 viewers, up 12 percent (313,000 adults 25-54, up 12percent)CNN: 555,000 viewers, up 2 percent (186,000 adults 25-54,up 4 percent)MSNBC: 557,000 viewers, down 2 percent (150 adults25-54, down 21 percent)HLN: 352,000 viewers, down 4 percent...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from Marie Harf, the Obama spokesperson whose most recognizable quality is that she talks to us with a sing-song quality reminiscent of a 10th grader reciting her oral mid-term exam. Here is how she tried to explain away President Obama\’s gross negligence regarding the intelligence information he ignored for all this time, and his lamer-than-lame...

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GEORGE CLOONEY\’S WEDDING

It\’s bad enough that George Clooney married an Israel-hater from an Israel-hating family. But did he have to spend the equivalent of $13,000,000 to do it? From Nick Squires\’ article at London\’s Daily Telegraph: GeorgeClooney\’s four-day wedding celebrations in Venice, which involvedpool-side cocktail parties, dinners in five-star hotels and a lavishwedding reception on...

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HOW BIG A LIAR IS BARACK OBAMA?

How big a liar is Barack Obama? Here are the first three paragraphs of Peter Baker and Eric Schmitt\’s page 1 article in this morning\’s  (usually Obama-loving) New York Times: Bylate last year, classified American intelligence reports painted anincreasingly ominous picture of a growing threat from Sunniextremists in Syria,according to senior intelligence and military...

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GAY VENGEANCE

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am staunchly in favor of full gay rights, including marriage.   To me, it is a simple issue of personal freedom – along with the fact that no one\’s sexual orientation is anyone\’s business but their own. That said, however, the following story absolutely disgusts me.  Here it is, via excerpts from Kelsey Harkness\’s...

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PAT ROBERTS/GREG ORMAN (CONT.)

A week and a half has passed since I wrote that “I do not bet on political campaigns.  But if I did, I would lay odds on Mr. Roberts returning to the senate for a fourth term.” At that time, two relatively fresh polls had Roberts\’ competition, the Democrat-running-as-an-independent Greg Orman, up by 6% (Fox) and 5% (Rasmussen) respectively….which looked good for...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA\’S EXCUSE FOR THE RISE OF TERRORISM

Here is Mr. Obama\’s explanation of why, since he became President, terrorism – which he has told us for years was “virtually decimated”, just a “jayvee squad”, and other similar kiss-off descriptions – has, in actuality, become stronger by far than it ever was in the past: “[Directorof National Intelligence James Clapper] has acknowledged...

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HONG KONG EXPLODES: TIANANMEN SQUARE II IN THE MAKING?

Massive peaceful – repeat, peaceful – demonstrations in Hong Kong, demanding more freedom. Police, at least so far, not able to contain them. China\’s communist leaders have not yet figured out how to stop them – other than blacking out any news of freedom demonstrations on the mainland. This cannot last in this form for more than a short time.  Something is...

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BENJAMIN NETANYAHU\’S SPEECH

I don\’t need a brilliant speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make me proud I am Jewish, proud to support Israel, and profoundly concerned about the rapid spread of radical Islam – with Iran being among its chief facilitators. But a lot of the world does need such a speech, to understand why people like me feel as we do. And Mr. Netanyahu gave exactly such a...

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NETANYAHU BEING APPLAUDED AT THE UN

As I write this blog, Israel\’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is speaking before the UN.  Many members pulled their delegations from the floor when he started.  But as he talked about the danger of a nuclear Iran,  the spread of ISIS, and Israel\’s herculean attempts to protect Gazan civilians from its bombing of hamas targets – which is certainly...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA\’S RACIAL PARALEPSIS

Paralepsis – a word that sounds like some kind of physical condition, doesn\’t it?  But actually it is a rhetorical device, whereby someone tells you something he pretends not to be telling you (“Since unfounded charges have no place in my campaign, I will not discuss my opponent\’s alleged wife beating and gambling debts”). Here, excerpted from David...

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BRUCE BRALEY? MEET BRUCE BRALEY

Bruce Braley is an Iowa Democrat congressperson attempting to win the U. S. Senate seat currently held by retiring Tom Harkin. Braley has already made quite a splash with voters when, during a fundraiser held among a group of lawyers in Texas, he disdainfully insulted Iowa\’s long-time Republican incumbent Senator Charles Grassley as a “farmer”.  His exact...

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