Ever watch one of those chase scenes in a cartoon where the one in the lead heads over the cliff and lands in a devastating crash at the bottom -- only to find whatever he was carrying (adding insult to injury) comes tumbling down on top of him? Well, that´s us. As we collectively head over this fiscal cliff -- we are actually over it right now -- we´re not feeling much because we´re free falling (like the cartoon character) and falling is never really that painful (though the rushing wind can chap the lips and mess up one´s hair)
It seems it will only be after a cataclysmic crash can it rise again. Part of what I´m having to cope with since Nov 6 is that it´s been inevitable since FDR. The Reagan revolution just was not enough. The die was already cast. If we´re lucky there may be a successful secessionist state to flee to.
No. Between election fraud which the Democrats have perfected and the Republicans being so weak about confronting it and all the freebies being handed out by them it´s over. Too many white voters are now voting with the Democrats for handouts and the amnesty coming for illegals we´re toast. Little barry could careless about the Constitution and I don´t see anyone confronting him about all his unconstitutional executive orders. Amnesty for illegals, forgiveness of all student loans, confiscation of 401ks, billions for his cronies it is just endless what he is doing. Who will stop him? Someone please tell me? The Supreme Court? It has become a joke along with Congress.
The whole culture of America has changed from when I was young. I grew up wanting to work hard to achieve a good life and save for the future. We have trained a couple of generations now to expect everything without having to work. The nonworking people all get FREE phones each month, and free utilities, as they have no income. Teens can get pregnant, and we pay for their medical services, pay for taxi´s to take them back and forth to the doctor; they receive many programs to take care of them, welfare, food stamps, WICK, and they do nothing to receive all of this, and are they grateful? No they just want more and more. The people who work and save are punished, because they get no interest on their money; the government prints so many dollars that the money you save becomes almost worthless. These people can buy anything they want with credit cards, they can buy a house they cannot afford with no money down. They can buy a new car with no money. Now 0bama is talking about "borrowing our 401K´s to fund his spending on these deadbeats. No this is a different world order now, and I am very afraid.
No. It has to completely crash and be put back together again from scratch. It´s like a cultural Katrina has hit us and Obama has declared us Chocolate Country now, with those in charge both encouraging and joining in the mass looting.
Not in my lifetime, and then in a form unrecognizable to those versed in the Constitution. History never repeats itself exactly, but there are often broad parallels, My crystal ball reports a course of events not unlike that experienced by post-Czarist Russia following the 1917 revolution. Pray it´s defective.
Those of us who were children of "The Greatest Generation" were handed an amazing (add all the glorious adjectives you want) country by our hardworking and thrifty parents. We squandered that good fortune, and now, no matter how hard we try, I´m afraid it´s too late to get that country back for our grandchildren.
I remember getting my back up when an LDotter called us the most Selfish Generation, but now I think he was correct. We grabbed the goodies for ourselves (Medicare et al) without thinking about our progeny. I feel ashamed.
Truth does not change. We just need to get back to the basics. America´s Founders did just that and it worked out pretty well. ´Never say, ´Never!´ Americans have always cherished freedom, as does every human heart. It isn´t too late nor is it impossible to return to the basics of our Constitutional principles. But it will take willing hearts, personal determination and individual endurance to faithfully pursue what we seem to be loosing due tothe dems & 0bama´s over-reaching BIG Governmental policies. Their current lefty/lib/statist detour from those tried & true basic Constitutional principles which secure equal RESPECT for each individual will not suceed. ...Socialism fails every time it is tried!
In the meantime, we each have THIS precious lifetime to live, so, ´bloom where you´re planted.´ Stay alert & keep the Light burning! Remember, nothing is impossible with God.
That sparkling Tuesday morning 12 years ago changed each and every American in very real ways. It changed the world as well. "Unthinkable" became a personal reality for 2,977 victims, their families, friends and coworkers. For New Yorkers, a strange feeling of vulnerability was punctuated by a shuttered city, lonely abandoned cars at the railroad stations, lost-person posters taped to street kiosks and that awful, black stench that hovered over Manhattan for weeks and months. Four thousand three hundred and eighty days later, the shocking memories remain crystal clear, but the lessons learned are less so and deserve a look back. The New
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Congress´s investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives has been continuing out of the Syria headlines, and it´s turning up some news. Specifically, emails we´ve seen between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn´t politically motivated and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation. In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter is "very dangerous," and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser] Judy Kindell need to be
After writing in the London Telegraph that Monday was "the worst day for U.S. and wider Western diplomacy since records began," former British ambassador Charles Crawford asked simply: "How has this happened?" On the answer, opinions might differ. Or maybe not. A consensus assessment of the past week´s events could easily form around Oliver Hardy´s famous lament to the compulsive bumbler Stan Laurel: "Here´s another nice mess you´ve gotten us into!" In the interplay between Barack Obama and John Kerry, it´s not obvious which one is Laurel and which one is Hardy. But diplomatic slapstick is not funny. No one wants to
Energy: It seems that Great Britain is struggling to keep the lights on. This shouldn´t happen in a developed nation, but it´s where the environmental movement is taking us. In late August, National Geographic reported that Ofgem, Britain´s energy industry regulator, has "warned of an impending ´near-crisis´ of energy supply, calling the situation ´horrendous´ and likening it to being on a roller coaster headed ´downhill — fast.´" Apparently Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has even said he was working to "keep the lights on" while Ofgem´s capacity assessment says "risks to electricity security of supply over the next six winters have increased
Syria: Much is being made of President Obama´s thematic contortions Tuesday evening, arguing both for and against military action. The real news is his full embrace of an untenable new global role for America. It might as well have been our new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power herself, giving the speech. This president can now join a couple of his predecessors in issuing one of the great wink-wink, nudge-nudge denials in history: Slick Willie said, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." Tricky Dicky said, "I´m not a crook." Now President Obama says, "America is not the
The Obama administration’s diplomatic acrobatics over Syria of the past three weeks prove that the president and his team are in way over their heads, amateurs in the deadly game of war and peace. (One wonders if Valerie Jarrett is making the key decisions in this instance, as in so many others.) Lurching from self-imposed trap (the “red line” statement) to self-inflicted crisis (the need for congressional approval), the administration erodes the credibility of the U.S. government and increases the dangers facing Americans. Enemies of the United States, its allies, and modern civilization itself will take succor in this ignominious performance
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RUSH: This afternoon in Washington, the White House spokeskid, Jay Carney, held a daily press briefing. Obama has delayed the vote in Congress on the use-of-force authorization. Why this is even still going on is just purely for show. But Obama has delayed it, and Jonathan Karl... I mean, the spokeskid is in an unenviable position. He´s now gotta lie right to the media´s faces -- and they´ll, of course, accept it and amplify it. Here is the little Q&A between Jonathan Karl and Jay Carney just now. KARL: But you could have gotten that vote from Congress; it helps the diplomacy.
RUSH: It is also 9/11, the anniversary of 9/11, and I´ve been watching it on television today. I don´t know about you, but I can´t help but be stirred and profoundly moved. I think like everybody, I was remembering where I was, which happened to be in the air. I had taken off around eight o´clock for Omaha. It was the last Warren Buffett Charity Golf Tournament. It was my second or third year to be invited to play in it. I was, at the time, experiencing very severe hearing loss, and I had not yet lost enough hearing that would
RUSH: I thought maybe today, folks, I would use my opening monologue to explain why I´m going to postpone my opening monologue and turn the contents over to the Russians, so they can take my monologue and give it to people who might want to do things with it. But then I decided why should I go moderate like that? I´m not gonna postpone my monologue. So here we are. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network. It´s already... This is Wednesday, right? This is unbelievable. Yeah, because Snerdley stayed in bed the past couple days. So it´s Wednesday.
"A nearly immediate impasse over a United Nations resolution on removing Syria´s chemical weapons sent American, British and French diplomats into a huddle on Tuesday, as they sought to craft a version stern enough to ensure Syrian compliance without spurring a Russian veto," The Wall Street Journal reports. At issue is whether the Security Council will invoke its authority under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, "a clause that allows U.N. member states to use all possible means, including military action, to enforce a resolution." Russia is balking at that prospect, whereas an unnamed French official "said Paris considered Chapter 7
So the Syria "crisis" is reaching its culmination. Syria´s WMD´s are likely to be placed under the control of its patron, Russia, perhaps even with the cooperation of other disinterested, responsible states such as Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela. The world´s only superpower, for its part, will loiter on the curb outside, asking hurried questions while the big boys come and go, stepping aside quickly to avoid being shoved into the gutter by their bodyguards. This situation is the sole handiwork of Mr. Barack H. Obama, successor in office to Washington, Lincoln, Truman, and Reagan.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s case for a U.S. strike in Syria seems to rest on two assumptions. One, that it is a crucial test for U.S. national security and the values of the civilized world comparable to the rise of Nazi Germany. Two, that it’s not really a big deal.Over the weekend, Kerry described the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons as “our Munich moment,” telling an audience in France, "This is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter. … This is not the time to send a message where doing nothing is far more risky than
“Sadly, I was an imperfect messenger,” Anthony Weiner (D-NY) noted tonight in his long-awaited concession speech, perhaps the only honest thing he has ever said:Anthony Weiner conceded defeat in the race for New York City mayor Tuesday night.As poll results came in showing the former congressman in distant fifth place, Weiner took to the stage at Connolly’s Pub in Midtown and put an end to a once-promising campaign. “Now, sadly, we did not win this time,” he said. “But I could not be more proud of the campaign we ran.” “
After a week or so of political whiplash, the country heard directly from President Obama as he tried to explain his policy. The speech was exceptionally revealing in the logical disconnect that plagues his policy: Chemical weapons use is beyond the pale and different than any weapon. We cannot let it go on. We have a national interest in acting. But I would ask Congress to hold off on voting for me to do anything. We’ll consider a deal to have Assad turn over his weapons. But remain in power. Several other disturbing inconsistencies were noteworthy. First, he talked about
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will honor former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with this year’s Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center. The award will be presented to Clinton on September 10th, the eve of the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The Christian Science Monitor reports that Bush, a potential GOP contender in the 2016 presidential race, is chairman of the board of trustees of the National Constitution Center located in Philadelphia. “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in
Having insisted for the past two weeks that military strikes are the only appropriate response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own people, the Obama administration muddled its message today by entertaining the possibility of a non-military solution to the crisis. Asked at a press conference in London this morning whether there was anything Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad could do to avert a U.S. attack, Secretary of State John Kerry said ”he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week.” Russia and Syria seized on the remark and
Private citizen Hillary Clinton talks about Syria. Why? In what capacity? Well of course when you’re Hillary you never really stop being Hillary. Who’s on first? Hillary, Kerry, Obama or Vladimir Putin? Readers will recall the recent post The Voyage of the Nikolai Filchenkov, where it first became apparent that the Russian President was getting ready to pull the rug right out from under Barack Obama. It was speculated that the ship was heading for Syria to remove the chemical weapons so that Obama would have no further pretext to attack Assad. Putin looks to be inside the Administration’s OODA
Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.” “The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing
Hillary Clinton hit pause on her presidential ambitions last night as she had to share a stage with former Florida governor Jeb Bush who is thought to be one of the most likely Republican candidates in 2016. In addition to being a politician himself, the son of one president and the brother of another, Jeb is also the chair of the National Constitution Center and was on hand to award the former First Lady with a lifetime achievement award. The evening wasn´t without any awkward moments, however, as a group of hecklers interrupted the ceremony chanting ´Benghazi´ repeatedly, as the
When I wrote in my last but one column that the only winner in the shambles that the West was making over its response to Syria would be Vladimir Putin, I had no idea how prescient that snide comment would turn out to be. So incompetent has the Obama White House been in its on-again, off-again action against the criminal despot Assad, and so eager is Barack Obama himself to find an exit from his own impasse, that Russia is being absurdly elevated to world saviour in a crisis which it has helped to create. Thanks to an ironic aside
An attacker pummeled a bus passenger so hard he smashed the bones in his face after calling the victim a “cracker” in Manhattan – marking the second time in two days that people appeared to be randomly targeted in racial tirades against white people, authorities said. In the latest incident, the suspect passed a 31-year-old rider on the M60 bus riding through Harlem, on West 127th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive, around 2:45 p.m., Friday, when he shouted the racial slur and punched the victim in the face, breaking his nose and eye socket, cops said.
The good news is we´re not at war. The bad news is … almost everything else about President Obama´s handling of Syria – the fumbling and flip-flopping and marble-mouthing – undercut his credibility, and possibly with it his ability to lead the nation and world. As he addressed a global audience Tuesday night, liberal elites blindly accepted White House fiction that Russian intervention this week was somehow part of Obama´s master plan. Their conservative counterparts practically rooted against a diplomatic breakthrough, preferring an Obama black eye over peace. Obama won! Obama lost! The fact is it´s too soon to keep