GDP “GROWTH”

Well, the fourth quarter data are in.  And the great Obama recovery – the one that has cost us 8 trillion new dollars of deficits so far – shows growth of 2.6% for the quarter, and 2.4% for the entire year. That\’s supposed to be a recovery? If this were a Republican administration, and it went 8 trillion dollars into hock over 6 years so that we could get those GDP...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote come to us from that prolific purveyor of quotable material, Vice President Joe Biden. While speaking at a Democrat-only event in Philadelphia, here is what Mr. Biden had to say about the performance of the Obama administration. “Tostate the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hardfor this country.  Andthey\’ve been really tough for our...

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FROM THE “YOU CAN\’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP” FILE….

According to a double-take-inducing article in today\’s New York Post, New York City\’s health department form for new parents now asks the “woman giving birth”… …whether she is male or female. Yes, you read that right.  The question, complete with check-boxes, is:  “What is your DATE OF BIRTH, current AGE and SEX?” You might wonder why...

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HILLARY\’S HIATUS (CONT.)

Suppose you were the presumptive presidential nominee of your party.  Suppose you were a politician with universal recognition. And suppose you were so far ahead of everyone else who might challenge you that they didn\’t have a chance to win.   You might well shut things down for a few months to rest up, build your organization, hone your message, and leave the...

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HILLARY\’S HIATUS

I\’ll make this short and sweet. The Hillary Clinton camp has announced that Ms. Clinton will be on hiatus until July.  No presidential stuff, no campaigning, no nothing. The party line is that this is so she can set and fine-tune her campaign, develop her issues, etc. etc. etc. blah blah blah yada yada yada. I don\’t believe it for a second. As I said in a previous...

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THE YANKEE STARTERS

Apropos of nothing political…. I just read an article that talked in glowing terms about the Yankees\’ relief staff.  But then I made the mistake of also reading this comment, from someone using, appropriately enough, the screen name “Bronx”.  As a long, long time Yankee fan I have to admit I found it more than a little disheartening: Theseare the...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from President Obama\’s designated liar, Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Mr. Earnest, in explaining why our trade of five terrorists to the taliban  (one of whom apparently is already trying to reconnect with his terrorist pals) was not a breach of our “we don\’t negotiate with terrorists” policy, said this: “Theydo carry out...

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ROMNEY\’S NO

Mitt Romney has announced he will not seek the 2016 Republican nomination. That\’s bad news in the sense that this is a man who has spent his entire life succeeding at everything he did.  But it is also good news for Republicans, because – due to a combination of the facts that he has tried and failed in the past, he would be seen by some as a tired retread, he has been on...

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BIBI\’S BARACK BOOMLET

This past week, President Obama – who had already spent 6 years making his dislike of Israel and loathing of its current Prime Minister, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, just about as clear as he could…made it even clearer.  Mr. Obama will not meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu when he comes to the USA to address a joint session of congress in...

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A QUICK NOTE TO SARAH PALIN

A quick note to Sarah Palin: Ms. Palin: I do not dislike you personally.  But, partly because media hate you and partly because your comments, your actions, and those of your family, have brought it on yourselves, you are finished as a national political figure.  Please enjoy your celebrity and, of course, feel free to go on talk shows and give your opinions about...

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SLEEPIING WITH THE ENEMY

Earlier this week, members of our Department of State met with an Islamic delegation which included leaders of the Muslim brotherhood – that\’s right, the Muslim brotherhood:  a terrorist group which would like nothing more than to vaporize Israel and depose Egypt\’s current President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has shown the remarkable courage to speak...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from MSNBC\’s Willie Geist – and I hope he is not reprimanded for it, or worse. First a little context.  The movie “American Sniper”, which chronicles the life of Chris Kyle, who was a remarkably successful sniper protecting United States forces and the Iraqis working with them, has become a transcendentally huge hit.  So...

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THE INTREPID – ROUND II

My wife and I are taking our grandson to see the Intrepid next month. I call it Round II, because Round I, our original date, was January 18th, when the rain and ice made it impossible to go. My purpose in mentioning this is not to tell you that seeing such an iconic aircraft carrier is worthwhile; I\’m sort of hoping you already know as much.  The Intrepid was commissioned...

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WILLIAM KRISTOL EXPLAINS BARACK OBAMA\’S ANGER AT ISRAEL

William Kristol\’s explanation of why Barack Obama is enraged by Israel is not, in my opinion, the complete story.  But he has enough of it right to cause me to show you this excerpt from his latest commentary — and strongly urge you to use the link I\’ve provided to read the rest: Whyhas Obama been lashing out? Because he had a dream. He was to be theAmerican...

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TARNISHED SILVER (CONT.)

Even Captain Renault would have blushed. Excerpted from Aaron Short and Carl Campanile\’s article in today\’s New York Post: Thefounder of a law firm that paid Silver millions over a dozen yearsfor doing virtually no work gave the disgraced Assembly speaker hiswalking ­papers Wednesday. “Wewere shocked to learn about the allegations against him ofimpropriety in the referral...

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