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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Glozell vs Bibi


O M G

Remember when a member of the Obama administration called the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, a chicken shit?

(Can I say that?)

The prime minister is coming for a visit to talk to congress by invitation of John Boehner, the speaker of the house.

Hey, if Obama is going to keep going around congress on his way to the golf course, why is it a bad thing that the adults are going to meet with our allies during this dangerous time?

For some reason, Obama is furious that Netanyahu is coming.  And, he can't find the time to meet with the prime minister of our closest ally in the Middle East.

But, Obama has somehow been able to clear his schedule to be interviewed by Glozell Green.  Green is a YouTube star, most known for donning a bathing suit and eating a tub full of fruit loops with milk.  (She wisely noted that one could use soy when trying at home).

All kudos to Green.  Hey, if I got 42 million hits, I would probably hop in that tub, too.

But, does our president really need to be so in touch with popular culture and so out of touch with, like, the real world?

I am sorry, Bibi, that our president is living in some sort of alternate universe.  But, I think that it is pretty clear which one of you is really a chicken sh@&.

Rebekah

What ever happened to investigative journalism?  Is nothing sacred?  Does the press even mind that it has become nothing more than a puppet for the Obama administration?

I want to say this first, if a Republican did this, it would be front page news.  You would hear about it 24/7.  It would be Rebekah-gate and you would know every detail because the press would never let up.

But, it is not a Republican president and our watchdog media is nothing more than a lapdog.

What am I talking about?

Rebekah Erler.  Rebekah sat between the First Lady and Dr. Biden during the state of the union address this week.  Her story was presented by Obama as an example of someone who is benefiting from all of his wonderful policies.

Great.  Why does this have me so peeved?

She is a former democratic staffer!  Obama has already used her in another publicity stunt and he knows her.  He didn't get a letter from her, a complete stranger, and then use her story.  This isn't just implying that he doesn't know her.

Pretending that he doesn't know her is outright lying.

I guess that I should just accept it, even expect it.  Obama is going to lie whenever her wants in order to further his political agenda.

And, the media will remain silent about it.

I miss investigative journalism.

I guess the only thing that will bring it back is a Republican president.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Consistent liberals

Liberals are so mixed up, it is impossible to figure out what they are going to say next.

Some people, when they are senators, say that we shouldn't have limitless debt, executive orders and are against amnesty for illegal immigrants.  But, then, they become president and completely reverse their opinions on all of those things.

Hmmmmm.

Conservatives aren't so difficult to understand.  I like low taxes, limited government, and all of the freedoms and excellent lattes that come with it.  No matter what the issue, my views won't change.

Liberals have gotten themselves all mixed up.  They are supposed to be for women, but they openly and aggressively support a religion that militates women.  Liberals are supposed to be for free speech, but they want to silence political opposition.

So, when a liberal says something that actually makes sense or at least is consistent I have to take note.

Bill Maher is a religion-hating liberal.  He absolutely hates Christianity and he has every right to do so.  Right now, he is the only liberal (that I have heard about) who has the guts to call radical Islamic terrorism exactly what it is.  He is being consistent with his beliefs.  He doesn't like religion and he is willing to stand up and say that he doesn't like a religion that abuses women and chops people's heads off.

He has been banned from Berkeley.  Good job, Bill.

Whoopi Goldberg says that she is for free speech.  Of course, if someone is saying something that she doesn't like, she has a tendency to walk right off the set.  But, when liberal leftist loonies are calling the movie "American Sniper" all sorts of awful things, she defends the movie and the right of Clint Eastwood to make it because of free speech.

I am also afraid to say it, good job, Whoopi.

As our president continues to live in a land of magical unicorns, a place devoid of reality and completely mutually exclusive of the real world, it will be interesting to see how liberals twist themselves into knots.

In the meantime, I am going to keep right on loving low taxes, limited government and that latte.

I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE

The Obama administration just announced that an envoy will be sent to Cuba this week to normalize America's relationship with the communist, tyrannical Castro regime.

Aw, isn't that nice?  And, why would we do that?

Because the communist, tyrannical Obama regime is best buds with Castro!  I mean, BeyoncĂ© had an absolute ball when she was there.  That place is just so misunderstood.

If we were just more understanding, everything would all work out.  You know, like with Islamic terrorists.  If we just let them know that we understand them, they will stop slicing off heads, right?

Even my most liberal friends throw up their hands in complete disgust at the refusal of the Obama administration to call Islamic terrorists "Islamic."


And, just in case you had the slightest inkling that Obama has any interest in you or your well-being, he is trying to make absolutely sure that you are clear:

He doesn't.

He is actually going to propose even more tax hikes on the rich.  Here is the problem with that: rich people move their money to protect it from punitive taxes.  So, the people who actually get stuck paying more taxes are you and me, the people in the middle who don't have offshore accounts or those fancy Swiss banks with only the cool numbers.  So, really, to a liberal administration "taxing the rich" translates to "taxing anyone with the audacity to have a job."

Finally, are you enjoying all of that extra cash in your pocket from lower gas prices? Well, put down your mocha, Obama is already trying to figure out how to tax that, too.

Honestly, I can't stand it anymore.

Seriously, can you?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A tale of two salons

I am on a business trip this week.  I had a few salon appointments to take me from "redneck" to "fabulous redneck" in preparation for the trip.

One salon that I have gone to off and on over the years is owned by an Italian woman.  She employs (mostly) gorgeous, thin, talented Italian women.  Oh, and everyone is Christian.

There is one employee at the salon who has Down's syndrome.  You know how they treat her at the salon?  Exactly like everyone else, that's how.

Guess what that is?  Real equality.  Why is this real equality?  Because it isn't any social justice crap or income inequality nonsense.  This is God-given equality.  Everyone at the salon knows that God created each one of us and loves us all the same.  So, they treat everyone the same.

At a different salon, I was talking about wearing a fur coat on the business trip.  The woman next to me said, "I always feel bad for the little critters when I wear fur."

I asked, "Have you ever spent much time with live vermin?"

Of course she said, "No."

"Give it a try, you might change your opinion."

At the second salon, the clientele can't even figure out that people are above vermin.

The gal who does my manicures and I were just chit-chatting away happily, noisily and, I noticed, alone.  No one else was talking much.  The clients were on their electronics not paying any attention to the people who were working on them.

At the second salon, clients aren't very nice to the salon employees.  The salon is in a very liberal area, so most of the clients probably vote for tax hikes and other things that liberals love.

(Actually, they mostly do vote for that stuff.  Remember, I am a poll worker and we count each vote by hand).

See, they are all in to the liberal social-justice-income-inequality crap while looking down on the people who polish their toes.

They have it all mixed up.  God made us all the same and He put us above the animals.

Which do you prefer: real equality from God or made-up equality from confused people?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

We really are all Charlie.  Well, all of us in western civilization are Charlie.  Hold on, all of us in western civilization who actually believe in western civilization, that is who Charlie is.

Is the Obama administration Charlie?  I am thinking, not so much.

But, are you really that surprised?

This is the administration that sent back the bust of Winston Churchill.  This is the administration that sent no one to Margaret Thatcher's funeral.  This is the administration which, however, found plenty of time and was able to rearrange schedules to get someone to Ferguson for a photo-op.

I can see that maybe the president of the United States can't walk down the middle of an open street in any country, even in France, no matter how many world leaders are locking arms.

Here is the litmus test - would I be ok with Ronald Reagan being out in the open like that, vulnerable to an attack from anywhere?  No way.

So, I can actually understand Obama not strolling down the street.  However, John Kerry's schedule is pretty light these days.  And, I am pretty sure that Eric Holder was just down the street sipping an espresso during the march.  Somebody definitely could have shown up to represent America and say that we are against radical Islamic terrorists.

But, the Obama administration is incapable of even saying Islamic terrorist.  They aren't really against it, they can't even admit that it exists.

This is where we find ourselves.  We have a drastically cut military, we have propped up our society on entitlement programs.  We can't even call evil what it really is, evil.   We are totally open, vulnerable for an attack.  We won't let the president be in a situation like that.  Why are we putting the whole country in the exact same position?

I have no idea.  It is just you and me, Charlie.
It is as though liberals don't know how disastrously their idiotic policies affect anybody or they just don't care.

I am starting to think that they don't care.

I mean, for the past few years, premiums for most families' health insurance has gone up $200 a month.  They promised the premiums would go down $200 a month, instead they have gone up by that amount.  Has anyone apologized to you about that?  Has any democrat worked quickly and diligently to fix that problem for you?

Um, no.  They don't care at all.  And, you have seen what happens when actual liberals have to pay for their own disastrous ideas - they go ballistic.  Ahem, Harvard professors.

But, Nancy Pelosi can't even begin to comprehend the value of $200.  She is a billionaire.

The cost of food and gas (yes, we are getting a slight reprieve, hallelujah) has tripled and doubled, respectively in the last six years.

Has any liberal condescended to let you know that they feel your pain, that they understand that it is tough to suddenly have to pay double or triple for something that your family needs?

No way.  By her own admission, Hillary Clinton hasn't driven a car in decades.  Does she even know or care how much gas costs?  Snort.

If you haven't figured it out by now, rich, elite liberals who run Washington want to make America socialist.  They want you to pay for it and they don't expect a change in their standard of living.

How else can you explain Obama snorting and saying that the Keystone pipeline will only produce 35 jobs.  Who is he kidding, who would actually believe that?  All 35 guys spread out and yell, "OK, everybody, lift!"  That is idiotic, the pipeline will bring thousands of new jobs.

It will also bring OIL here where we need it.  When we don't get it from terrorists, they will have to start working at bake shops to get their money for guns.  You know, instead of terrorizing bake shops.

Yes, oil is dirty.  Have you ever gotten one drop of gasoline on your hand?  It doesn't come off, even after a napkin, a wash with antibacterial soap and some Purell.  You can still smell it.

You know what?  It makes my car run perfectly and that is how my husband and I get to work everyday.  Guess what else is true about that "dirty" oil that Obama hates so much - it is used in every single of his presidential motorcades.

But, he doesn't care about any of that does he?  You pay for his presidential motorcade and he doesn't care, at all, about how much it costs.

As he slashes our military, remember this, terrorists will bomb elite liberal hang outs while they pig out on lobster and steak.  Obama and his cronies being sympathetic to the terrorists won't save them.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Harvard Hypocrisy

Oh. My. Gosh.

This is the worst case of liberal hypocrisy that I have ever seen.  Professors at Harvard, who make upwards of $100,000 (I even heard as much as $300,000 for teaching one class) are having hissy fits because their healthcare costs have gone up.

How much?

Their co-pays have sky-rocketed to $20 and their deductibles to $250.

Didn't all of those liberals go nuts to get Obamacare passed and call us all stupid because we didn't want it?  And, now that it is here and the rest of us are paying out the wazoo, they can't handle paying a teeny-tiny bit more?

Sheesh.

Let me educate Harvard professors.  Our premiums have gone up several hundred dollars a month.  And, when we had to actually use our insurance, we had to pay between $7,000 and $9,000 out of pocket.

Yup, you read that right.  (If you want to read the whole story, go to the blog and type in "Cat Scratch Fever.")

But, just like liberals, they want universal healthcare, they don't care how it actually affects anyone and they don't want to pay a thing for it.

Harvard professors, liberal policies hurt everyone, even you.  Conversely, capitalism helps everyone.  Everyone gets more freedom and even whiny, stompy-foot liberals get what they want - more tax dollars to re-distribute.

When Reagan came into office and slashed tax rates, federal government revenue went up.  That is right - he decreased the RATES significantly and the actual amount of REVENUE went up.

That is because he unleashed the power of the American economy.  When tax rates go down people have more money in their pockets.  So, they go buy more shoes and they go out to eat more.  They go places.  All of the money that they are spending goes into the economy and creates a ripple effect.  The person working at the shoe store gets paid and then buys food.  The server at the restaurant gets paid and buys gas.

See?

When tax rates go down for companies, they have more money, too.  So, they can hire more people.  Companies can also make more stuff when they have more money.  So there is more stuff in the marketplace and we all have more choices.  That makes prices competitive.  All of those people who get hired also have money to spend and the whole, beautiful capitalist system goes on and on.

And, for all the liberals, each one of these transactions that I am describing - they are all taxed.  So, the big, fat-nosed government gets its cut of everything.  And, that is how capitalism, the free market and low tax rates help everyone and the government even benefits.

If our healthcare system was still subject to the free market, instead of being all mucked up by the government, healthcare costs would go down.

Hey, Harvard professors, why can't you people understand that?

Nomanisan Island

Remember in The Incredibles when Mr. Incredible had to go to Nomanisan Island to figure out that NO MAN IS AN ISLAND?

Mr. Incredible's motto was "I work alone."  He had to learn to cherish his family and those around him to make a better life and a better world.

I keep thinking about that when I hear or read about New York City mayor Bill De Blasio and his abhorrent treatment of his own police department and the president.

They are so attached to their principles, they are so arrogant in their political correctness.  They don't care who they hurt in order to achieve their political agenda.  They, like Mr. Incredible, don't seem to appreciate the people around them.

I get a mental picture of each man, alone on an island.  Alone.  When you are a radical liberal, you actually don't help anybody, you hurt everyone.

And, it is done with surprising aplomb.  Obama has had no problem discussing his disdain for white people, for capitalism, for America, the police, Christians.

De Blasio is of the exact same ilk.  He distrusts police.  That was cute when he was a young hippie, but now that he commands the police force, not so cute anymore.  The NYPD is made up of real human beings who put their lives on the line everyday to keep the city and De Blasio safe.

It is different to call a nameless, faceless group "pigs."  But, now it is time to take off the tie-dye, cut the hair and be respectful to the men and women in blue.  I have heard a lot about the police turning their backs on De Blasio at the funerals for the murdered NYPD officers.

Turning their backs was a respectful, silent protest.  It was peaceful and it was a perfect response to a man who clearly distrusts them.  It showed how they really feel about a man who, unfairly, implies that the police are racist and oppressive.

Did you know that the 35,000 member NYPD is mostly minority?  Both men who were brutally murdered while doing their jobs were minorities.  One was Asian and one was Hispanic.  Think about that for a second.

In our nation's largest city and across the country, radical progressive liberalism is on full display.  Do you agree with it?  Do you want to stand with these principles?  With these men?

Remember, no man is an island.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Socialism at Downton

Sunday night was the premiere of the 5th season of Downton Abbey.  And, things are not all jolly good in merry old England.

I leave it up to you to catch up on the previous 4 seasons.  Today I am only going to discuss the socialism that has creeped into the castle walls.

A teacher from the local village befriends a member of the Grantham family.  (The Earl of Grantham owns the Downton Abbey estate, Google it).

The teacher is invited to dinner at the Abbey.  She is a socialist.  She believes that everyone should be equal.  She believes that everyone is the same and so everyone should have the same amount of stuff.  She doesn't like the privilege of the aristocracy.

Believing this way makes her sympathetic and, like, super kind to everybody.  Right?

Nope.  She is so prejudiced that before she even meets the count and countess, she decides that she doesn't like them.  When confronted by their kindness, she has no response.  Her prejudice prevents her from returning the kindness.

Even after she is invited to dinner and is graciously received by the Granthams, she is very rude to the Earl at dinner.  There are guests, it is the 34th wedding anniversary of the Earl and the Countess and she is totally obnoxious.

Her behavior was disgusting.  Did she get her point across?  Did she accomplish a thing?  No, she just looked like an ass.

Could there be conservative writers on this show?

Hmmmm.

The whole scene reminded me of a picture I saw this weekend of a "protester" shouting in the face of a police officer.  I don't know what the protester was screaming about or why she was screaming in the officer's face.  But, I do know this, if she was the victim of a crime, he would be the first person that she would call.

Whether it is a fictional character in Downton Abbey or a very real protester in America, the problem is the same.  Both people live in a great country and have the lifestyle that comes with it.  Unfortunately, neither person can see what she has and appreciate it.  Instead, she begrudges others of what they have.  It is sad, really.

Gentle reader, this is the face of liberalism.  It is intolerant, it is prejudiced, it is rude, even obnoxious.  But, we must carry on.  The British aristocracy may not have made it through intact, but conservatives can.

Can't we?

(Originally published Jan 6 on eaglerising.com)

I miss Bill Clinton

I bet you do, too.

I am nostalgic for the days when the fight between Democrats and Republicans was simple.  A southern gentleman wanted more social programs for the south and a northern businessman wanted less government intrusion for the north.

Sigh.

But, we were all American, we all loved America.

The liberal progressive movement that has high jacked the Democratic Party bears no resemblance to the party in previous generations.

I bet that Bill and Hillary have stood open-mouthed numerous times over the past 6 years and marveled at the lies Obama has gotten away with.  They are probably thinking, "Sheesh, we could have done way more stuff!"

When Bill Clinton was elected in 1992, whiny, capitalist-hating liberals got what they wanted - a liberal in the White House.  After only two years of liberal-reign, however, the country had something of a Republican revolution.  In the 1994 mid-term elections, Republicans picked up 8 senate seats, 54 house seats and 10 state governorships.

After having his butt handed to him, Bill took a right-hand turn.

That is why I miss Bill so much.  While he was chasing skirts around the Oval Office, he had the good sense to let the country keep running.  He didn't actually want to destroy the country.  Thus preoccupied, Bill let Newt run the country and he did a darn good job of it.  We got welfare reform and the contract for America.

While Obama parties with Jay-Z, we get total gridlock.  Harry Reid has kept all legislation sent to him from the house in some closet somewhere and promises that they will never see the light of day.

When Bill got a shellacking in the mid-term elections, he went to McDonald's or kept up his favorite pastime.  Not Obama, he sees yet another mid-term Repubcan revolution, the biggest of all time and what does he do?

He takes a hard left.

Guess what we have to look forward to this week?  A week of Obama criss-crossing the country to tell us about all of his upcoming executive actions.

Remember, he is an ideologue.  His ideas are so good and work so well that if he could just explain them to you properly, you would get it.  Can't you get that through your thick head?  He knows better than you and you are going to get liberal policies shoved down your throat no matter how much you vote against them.

Oh, Bill, I miss ya, buddy.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Liberals just don't care

It is as though liberals don't know how disastrously their idiotic policies affect anybody or they just don't care.

I am starting to think that they don't care.

I mean, for the past few years, premiums for most families' health insurance has gone up $200 a month.  They promised the premiums would go down $200 a month, instead they have gone up by that amount.  Has anyone apologized to you about that?  Has any democrat worked quickly and diligently to fix that problem for you?

Um, no.  They don't care at all.  And, you have seen what happens when actual liberals have to pay for their own disastrous ideas - they go ballistic.  Ahem, Harvard professors.

But, Nancy Pelosi can't even begin to comprehend the value of $200.  She is a billionaire.

The cost of food and gas (yes, we are getting a slight reprieve, hallelujah) has tripled and doubled, respectively in the last six years.

Has any liberal condescended to let you know that they feel your pain, that they understand that it is tough to suddenly have to pay double or triple for something that your family needs?

No way.  By her own admission, Hillary Clinton hasn't driven a car in decades.  Does she even know or care how much gas costs?  Snort.

If you haven't figured it out by now, rich, elite liberals who run Washington want to make America socialist.  They want you to pay for it and they don't expect a change in their standard of living.

How else can you explain Obama snorting and saying that the Keystone pipeline will only produce 35 jobs.  Who is he kidding, who would actually believe that?  All 35 guys spread out and yell, "OK, everybody, lift!"  That is idiotic, the pipeline will bring thousands of new jobs.

It will also bring OIL here where we need it.  When we don't get it from terrorists, they will have to start working at bake shops to get their money for guns.  You know, instead of terrorizing bake shops.

Yes, oil is dirty.  Have you ever gotten one drop of gasoline on your hand?  It doesn't come off, even after a napkin, a wash with antibacterial soap and some Purell.  You can still smell it.

You know what?  It makes my car run perfectly and that is how my husband and I get to work everyday.  Guess what else is true about that "dirty" oil that Obama hates so much - it is used in every single of his presidential motorcades.

But, he doesn't care about any of that does he?  You pay for his presidential motorcade and he doesn't care, at all, about how much it costs.

As he slashes our military, remember this, terrorists will bomb elite liberal hang outs while they pig out on lobster and steak.  Obama and his cronies being sympathetic to the terrorists won't save them.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Preview

You don't really need me to give you another year in review, do you?  Let's face it, we are going to hell in a hand basket.  Our enemies are so emboldened that they slice off heads like a vegan slices tofu.  Our economy is in the crapper while our president jets off to exotic vacations that you paid for.

See, you knew all of that already.

But, two fabulous things did happen in 2014.  The first was our fracking innovation that finally forced gas prices to go down to pre-Obama levels.  This, hopefully, broke the gridlock in your wallet.  The second was the landslide victory for republicans from coast to coast in the mid-term elections.

*Let's talk about fracking.  America's energy revolution is the linchpin in our strategy of peace through strength.  If we are energy independent, extract our own oil and  natural gas from the good old USA, we don't have to pay our enemies for oil.  If we are not sending millions of dollars a day to, say, Russia or the Middle East for oil, that is millions a day less that they have to spend on military operations.  So, instead of buying shiny weapons with all that money, they have to go back to their caves and fight over the last falafel.

Would you please explain that to liberals around the water cooler?  You better because Obama has already vowed to curtail drilling on private lands.  While you were partying and I was hopped up on NyQuil, the Obama administration has already put in motion the plans to stop this innovation that has started a party in your wallet and is keeping us safe.

No thinking American can defend this man any longer.  His policies hurt the American people.  His policies are only good for him and his rich, elite liberal cronies.

*Another great thing that happened was the midterm elections.  You know that we took over the senate and gained lots of seats in the house.  But, did you know that local and state legislatures went so red that about 70% of state governments are now run with a Republican majority?  Not only do people want to stop Obama and his anti-American policies, they want to stop pervasive liberalism that is destroying their towns.

But, that trusty pen is still doing its work-outs while Obama is on vaca in Hawaii.  He has already vowed to veto any legislation that doesn't fall in line with his progressive, liberal, America-killing ideology.

Stay strong, patriots.  2014 gave us a few great reasons to hope.  But, we have to continue fighting and hope that one day soon, we can set this great nation back on a path to prosperity, for everyone.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I am going to save you $9.50

Don't go see Annie.

The kids really wanted to see it and I know why - for the music.  Although, I found that the musical numbers were sparse and left something to be desired.

I just didn't want to see it.  Something about the commercials made me think that some modern twists had been made to this depression-era classic that I wouldn't like.

I was rewarded for my intuition in the very first scene of the film.

The (spoiler alert) illiterate Annie uses the medium of song to describe the New Deal to her classmates.  As her peers beat box, she extols the virtues of "getting paid" to build roads and bridges.  She praises how this raises everyone out of poverty and finishes by explaining that the rich get richer at the same time.

It was so early in the film that I couldn't walk out - and I had that $9.50 on the line.  I didn't even lecture the kids about it.  But, you are not so lucky.

Annie's ideology, as with so many other liberal ideologies, is completely backwards.  The New Deal didn't make poor people better off and rich people richer.  One trillion dollars later, we know for sure that it has created a dependent class that, for three generations, has lived on welfare.

Taking from the rich and giving to the poor doesn't make the rich richer either.  It makes everyone poorer.  Instead of being rewarded for hard work and making as much as you can based on your ability, the great taker - government, distributes as it sees fits.

This philosophy hurts everyone.  Can't we all see this now?

We scibbled along through the movie living out the whoever-is-richest-is-the-best-parent-philosophy.  Really?  This isn't the depression.  We are the wealthiest country in the world.  Why is this particular story line relevant today?  I don't understand.

Late in the film, at a fundraiser at the Guggenheim the rich guy refers to "liberal guilt."  Then he says, "All except you, Senator, you are still trying to build that wall."

Sigh.  That went right over even my Republican kids' heads.  Liberal guilt means that liberals give to a lavish charity fundraiser, not actually, you know, like, helping poor people.

And, of course, the one person not under liberal guilt was the Republican who is against immigration (?)

Why do I even leave the house?

One last thing, in this adaptation, Annie has no endearing qualities.  In Anne of Green Gables, Pippi Longstocking, Pollyanna, the original Annie, the child is endearing.  You fall in love with her.  That plot line is missing from the story, unfortunately.

Add that to the blatant liberal agenda and you have yet another reason to stay home and watch reruns of Duck Dynasty.

Hey, with the money you saved, you can buy me a latte.

Happy New Year, everyone.