THE BERGDAHL BLOCKADE

Common sense tells me that the issue of whether to charge bowe bergdahl with desertion should have, and could have, been resolved almost immediately.  On June 30, 2009, bowe bergdahl went missing from his post.  Where did he go?  In 2010 the Pentagon conducted its own investigation and determined that he deserted. When added to the fact that, one after another, the soldiers...

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WARMEST YEAR? OR A PILE OF (COW) MANURE?

Was 2014 the warmest year in history? If you believe the global warming/climate change believers, it was (NOTE:  the correct term varies, depending on temperature – if it\’s warm, the huge scientific grants are to study global warming; if it\’s cold, the huge scientific grants are to study climate change). But was it? Excerpted from syndicated columnist Jeff...

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THE BIGGEST LOSER…..FOR REAL

If you think The Biggest Loser is only a reference to weight loss…consider the case of Joel Ifergen.   Seven years ago, Mr. Ifergen bought the winning ticket in the Canadian lottery – worth about $27 Canadian, or $21 million American dollars.  Or so he thought. Except….. The lottery machine expelled the winning ticket 7 seconds after the drawing had...

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NETANYAHU\’S INVITATION: A NEW YORK TIMES “CORRECTION”

Here are the first two paragraphs of a 20-paragraph article in the New York Times, about Benjamin Netanyahu circumventing the Obama administration and accepting John Boehner\’s invitation to speak before congress when he comes to the United States in March: PrimeMinister BenjaminNetanyahu of Israel has been reaching out to leading Capitol HillDemocrats to try to ease criticism over his...

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AMERICAN SNIPER UPDATE

FYI:  Going into this weekend (thus two weeks into general release), American Sniper has grossed $227 million domestically, and a remarkable $47 million internationally, for a total of $274,000,000. Moreover, it is still in thousands of theaters, and probably will be among the highest-grossing films again this weekend – maybe the single highest. Take a good look, Hollywood –...

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OBAMA SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL: FALSE HOPES

The invaluable drudgereport.com web site currently has a link to Adam Goldman\’s and Ellen Nakashima\’s article for the Washington Post, headlined “CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing”. For a fleeting moment, I thought “This couldn\’t have happened without a presidential OK.  So maybe President Obama recognizes that Israel must...

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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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