FACILITATING ISIS

Let me start with a question:  do you want members of ISIS – the radical islamist terrorist group which has taken over about 75,000 square miles of Syria and Iraq, routinely tortures, crucifies (physically, not verbally) and kills its enemies – Muslim and otherwise – by the thousands, and has specifically threatened to do the same in the United States, to have valid U.S...

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OBAMACARE UPDATE

So how is ObamaCare doing these days?  You barely ever hear a thing about it from our mainstream media — understandable given that a few NFL football players being disgustingly violent to their family members, is much more important than whether or not our health care system is working. Investors Business Daily had an editorial about this just yesterday, which I think…actually, I...

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THE MOST BUSTED NAME IN NEWS

Ok, ok, I admit that it\’s probably just an inadvertent error (I think). But you have to admit that this screen capture from CNN\’s reporting of the secession vote in Scotland, taken between 3PM and 4PM, is a bit of an eye-catcher: It\’s hard to win, even with a 52% majority, when the other side has 58%.  Or, maybe, 10% of the exit poll sample answered...

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SCOTS ON THE ROCKS?

Though we won\’t know for sure until later today, the vote to determine whether Scotland will stay part of the United Kingdom or become an independent country appears to be very close. It would be difficult to overstate the importance of this vote – which could literally create a war between Scotland and the rest of the UK over who gets what and for how much – and...

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ISIS IN JUAREZ? WHEN WILL WE BE ATTACKED?

If you have any common sense at all, this probably will be no surprise to you. (If you don\’t, stop reading now; there\’s nothing for you to see). Excerpted from an advisory from judicialwatch.com: Federallaw enforcement sources in El Paso say that a United Statescongressman called their office to prohibit contact with JudicialWatch in the aftermath of a disturbing...

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FREEDOM OF SPEECH, PENN ST.-STYLE

No need to explain this one.  Just read along. As excerpted from Ashley Pratte\’s article at breitbart.com: Jolie Davis, chair ofher YAF Chapter, had copies of the Constitution as well as literature at thetable informing students of Penn State\’s “speech code”policies. On the 8,500acres of Penn State, there are only 12 small spaces designated as...

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OUR CHANGING LANGUAGE

I am sitting in my urologist\’s waiting room, and the TV is playing Queen Latifah\’s morning show.  At the commercial break, there was an ad for Cortizone 10… which promised to eliminate “feminine itch”.  When I was growing up, if you found a girl who had a “feminine itch”, it didn\’t mean she needed cortisone, it meant you wanted to go...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from Robert Gates, President Obama\’s first Secretary of Defense – a man he valued so greatly that he held him over from the Bush administration. Here is what Mr. Gates had to say about whether or not the United States needs ground troops to fight ISIS: “Therewill be boots on the ground if there\’s to be any hope of success inthe...

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JACKASS JOE STRIKES AGAIN. AND AGAIN. AND AGAIN.

Someone must have forgotten to lock the closet after feeding time.  Because Vice President Joe Biden, somehow, got out.  And here is what he managed to “accomplish” in just one day, as excerpted from Sean Sullivan\’s article in the Washington Post: Afterleaving a rally in Des Moines, Biden unexpectedly made news at adiner when he seemingly opened the door to...

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UH……MISS GARRETT…..?

On July 7th, I blogged about the smug assurance given us about a possible ebola outbreak. from Laurie Garrett, a Senior Fellow on global health at the Council of Foreign Relations who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for chronicling an ebola outbreak in the Congo.  Here is what Ms. Garrett had to say at that time: “I think the last thing we need to be concerned about is...

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THE PUBLIC\’S REACTION TO MASS MEDIA

I\’ll make this short and sweet. Then next time someone tells you they heard on TV, or read in the newspaper, about how low the public\’s opinion of congress is, mention the following Gallup poll to them: That 40% is an all-time low for the 17 years Gallup has asked this question. And the next time someone tells you that media are not biased in favor of Democrats, ask them why, when...

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SHANEEN ALLEN (CONT.): THE POWER OF SHAME

When it comes to getting people to rethink their actions, few things are more powerful than shame. And I can\’t help thinking that shame – quite possibly along with some long-overdue pressure from Trenton – is motivating District Attorney/prosecutor jim mcclain to “rehthink” his obsessive pursuit of Shaneen Allen.  Ms. Allen, as regular readers of this blog...

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1000LIFEHACKS.COM

My sister just put me on to a web site called 1000lifehacks.com.  Think of it as “Hints from Heloise” – turbo-charged and on steroids. I can\’t wait to try some of the tips I\’ve gotten from this site – such as mixing one part vinegar and one part olive oil, and using it to restore the finish of wood furniture. I suggest you take a look.  I have...

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THE NEW YORK TIMES\’ LATEST POLL

To read the New York Times article on its latest poll (done in conjunction with CBS News), titled “G.O.P. Gains Strength and Obama Gets Low Marks, Poll Finds”, click here. To see the poll in its entirety, click here. To see a few selected data from the poll – data which are, in my opinion, telling a story – keep reading: -Presidential Approval: ...

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AN OBAMABOUT-FACE: THE NEW YORK TIMES NOTICES (SORT OF)

Can a newspaper\’s editorial board be perceptive and obtuse at the same time? Well, let\’s look at the lead editorial in today\’s New York Times and see. You can use this link to read it all (and I hope you do).  But here are key excerpts – in rust, with my comments in blue: Aweek ago, PresidentObama stood before the American people and promised that theexpanding...

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