THE CHUCK HAGEL RESIGNATION (FIRING?)

Multiple sources are reporting that Chuck Hagel is resigning as Secretary of Defense – either that or he has been told to resign, which is marginally more pleasant than just being canned. I have to admit I have no opinion on this.  I never got any sense that Hagel was a player in this administration, nor that President Obama ever intended that he be one.  To...

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WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CHECK PRICES

My wife and I did Route 9 today, hitting a number of stores on a stretch from Rte. 520 down to Freehold Raceway Mall. One of the stores we hit was the Christmas Tree Shop.  My wife was interested in buying a small, folding hair dryer for travel, and found a Revlon unit – model RVDR5001 – at what appeared to be a very good price:  $9.48. But since we were also going to...

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WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER MIX REQUESTS

Apropos of nothing political: I drove by the Marlboro, New Jersey, volunteer fire department this morning. Evidently, they are in need of new members. They are also in need of turkeys which will be given out to the needy on Thanksgiving. These are two very noble efforts. But, it seems evident to me, they do not mix well when combined into a single sentiment. Why do I say this?  Well, here...

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THE DOJ, AND FERGUSON VULNERABILITY

You read this kind of crap and you cannot believe it happened. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, acting with eminent logic – something I do not always credit him with doing – has declared a state of emergency and ordered the National Guard into Ferguson, Missouri. As he absolutely, unequivocally should have. But – you better be sitting down to read this – the eric holder-led...

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A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THE FERGUSON GRAND JURY

A quick question: What reason, other than being intimidated/being fearful that they will be blamed for the violence which seems sure to occur if Police Officer Darren Wilson is not indicted, would cause the grand jury to take this long before issuing its conclusions? Intimidation works.  And intimidation aided and abetted by an Accomplice Media which barely report the ugliness, the overt...

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THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION AS FANTASY

Is a two-state solution, Israel and Palestine co-existing in peace and harmony, desirable?  Yes, of course it is.  It always has been.  And Israelis – certainly according to the polls I have read over many years – very much want it to be a reality. But is there any realistic, or even long-shot chance of this happening in the foreseeable future?  No, not a...

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THE PARAGRAPH OF THE DAY

Today\’s Paragraph Of The Day honors go to Ed Morrissey, of hotair.com – who is an ongoing source of intelligent, thoughtful commentary on just about every other day as well. Mr. Morrissey\’s latest blog cites part of a Friday document-dump by the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), in which it floats this brilliant idea: “Undercurrent rules, consumers...

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A QUESTION FOR THE AUTHORITIES IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI

I have a question: If the “protesters” have threatened to shut down Ferguson, Missouri, which they have, and have threatened Police Officer Darren Wilson with death, which they have, and if barricades had to be erected and plywood put up in front of all the stores because it is feared they will be trashed and probably looted again, as they were in August, because a grand jury is...

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THE FAST & FURIOUS SCANDAL: UPDATE

Another of the scandals of this eminently scandal-ridden administration is Operation Fast & Furious – which resulted in the deaths of two U.S. agents, Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata (not just Mr. Terry, as many reports have mistakenly said), along with hundreds of Mexican victims and God only knows how many non-fatal criminal acts. Judicial Watch, which has gone after the documentation of...

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A STUDY IN HOW QUICKLY FORTUNES CAN CHANGE….

Suppose you were a window washer, working on the 11th floor of abuilding, and you fell from your scaffold. If someone could interview you on the way down, and asked if youconsidered this your lucky day, I\’m guess you would probably respondin the negative. But would you be right? From CBSNews – San Francisco: Awindow washer remains in critical but stable condition after fallingfrom...

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THE IRS SCANDAL: UPDATE

With so many Obama administration scandals, and so many examples of ineptitude and incompetence, it is not easy to keep up with them all.  But I\’m trying. Here is the latest on the IRS scandal, excerpted from Susan Ferrechio\’s article for the Washington Examiner: Upto 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Serviceofficial Lois Lerner have been recovered by the...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from George Kenneth (G.K.) Butterfield, Democrat congressperson from North Carolina and new chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus. Here is what Mr. Butterfield has to say about the upcoming (almost certainly this weekend) grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael...

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