Archive for September 2013

Obamacare: John Boehner is a bald-faced liar

John Boehner (hereinafter and sometimes referred to as “Boner”) is a liar and it pains me to say it (not really). What does pain me, though is his ability to lie as if the rest of us are too stupid to know he’s lying. He has an uncanny ability to disregard history and the fact... Read more »

Back to my future

The king of all adages goes something like, “If I only knew then what I know now.”    We live in the present with the conviction that we could change our lives for the better if only we could take our experiences back with us to an earlier time in our lives. Having lived a pretty... Read more »

Chicago: Guns and roses at the OK Corral

Chicago’s history is rich with guns, violence and bloodshed. From post-Civil War cowboys bringing their cattle to our stockyards to the Haymarket Riot of 1886 to gangland shootouts of the Prohibition Era, business disputes in Chicago seem to have always gotten settled with the six-gun, the Tommy Gun and now the Glock. In a 1920... Read more »

House votes on $40 Billion in cuts to food stamps

The Tea Party-controlled House of Representatives voted last night to cut $40 Billion in food stamp assistance over the next 10 years. The ability of about 4 million people to eat would be affected. In England, the lower house is called the House of Commons. Here in America, the lower house could accurately be called... Read more »

Ras-Putin asks, "Why can't we all just get along?"

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an op-ed piece in the New York Times that all of us are created equally in the eyes of God. Doesn’t it just make you want to puke? Just so we’re all on the same page, this is the same Vladimir Putin who spent 20 years in the KGB... Read more »

Obama Falls Into Putin's Trap

Written by Michael Bohm for the Moscow Times: President Vladimir Putin loves to set traps for U.S. President Barack Obama. The only thing Putin loves even more is when Obama falls smack into one. Trap No. 1. Putin set his latest trap Monday with a seemingly attractive proposal to have international monitors identify and destroy... Read more »

9/11/2013 - Islam, the TSA and our grand illusion of security

The Transportation Security Administration was created in the wake of events on this date in 2001 under the authority of The Aviation and Transportation Security Act, passed by Congress and signed on November 19, 2001. The name itself seems a bit over-reaching, but the fledgling agency was transferred from the Department of Transportation in March... Read more »

Syria, John McCain and dementia

The use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad against his own people has pundits and pols wringing their hands. President Obama thinks Assad needs to be punished, but has clearly stipulated that Assad will not be targeted by U.S. missile strikes. I can’t be the only one who would a whack a few people... Read more »

Jews start 5774 locked in a region of turmoil

Jews around the world celebrated the beginning of the year 5774 today and asked forgiveness for the sins they have committed against their fellow man. Such is the religion. Israel begins the year as she has begun every year since her birth in 1948, surrounded by neighbors who outnumber her 100 to 1 and support... Read more »