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Friday, December 28, 2012

Hillary''s Headache, John Kerry's Moneychicks and Obama's Return

Imagine if it were learned that the weapons used at the consulate murders in Benghazi were found to be the same weapons involved with Fast and Furious.  That would bring it all to a head and Hillary would be having royal conniptions.  When you read those sentences, perhaps you chuckled, but think of all that has happened under the Obama administration and you can see how serious this really is.  We have weapons-illiterates making laws about weapons when they cannot even define what an assault weapon is.

But gun control aside, let's all pray for Hillary to recover from her immaculate concussion so that she can testify about Benghazi before that Communist sympathizer, John-Swift-boat-Kerry, takes over as Secretary of State.  That is, if he actually gets the appointment.  As for me, I'd rather see his wife get the assignment since that's where Kerry got his monetary success in the second place--the first place was through his wealthy first wife.  Imagine Kerry bashing the USA during the Vietnam War--we marines put a person like that in the same category as Hanoi Jane Fonda.
Oy my head hurts

So will Hillary actually say anything of real substance about what she knew regarding Benghazi?  Will OJ ever find out who really killed Nicole?   I suspect not.  In fact, I suspect Hillary will do an Obama--she'll claim ignorance of the facts due to the large number of people in the agency.

I have to give our fearless leader credit for cutting short his Hawaiian vacation (although Michelle and the kids are still there spending our tax money at about a million dollars a day) to deal with the fiscal cliff.  Why he left for vacation in the first place vexes me, but I am easily vexed by irrational behavior.   But getting back to Benghazi--see how easy it is to get distracted with all the crap that's going on--I listened to Glenn Beck pointing his finger at Obama with a theory that the Ambassador, Chris Stevens, was probably more involved with gun-running for Syria, than with "helping the little boys and girls of Benghazi."

Politics stinks and politicians are the source of the odor.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Violence, Hillary, Gun-Control and Asperger's

If Hillary Clinton is responsible for the State Department and its handling of the Benghazi murders, why is she getting a free pass because she hit her head?  Why isn't the lamestream media not covering it? Oh wait--they're covering a more important issue--gun control and how guns were responsible for killing those sweet innocents in Newtown, CT.  They jumped on the anti-gun, anti-NRA bandwagon before the echoes of the shooting faded.   In fact, Piers Morgan was gleeful about the shooting because it helped push his anti-gun agenda forward.  This is just one example of how sick some liberals can be. To see his tweet, go here .  This is what a liberal looks like when he thinks he's not being watched.

The carnage in Newtown wasn't the fault of the guns that were fired, but of the young man who pulled the trigger.  They say he had Asperger's Disorder but I have my doubts.  I've worked with patients with this disorder and I am not certain Adam Lanza suffered from it, in spite of the fact that I have never met the killer.

Some of the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's are: 

a) inability to pick up on social cues and lack of appropriate social skills.  People with Asperger's just don't seem to understand the other person's body language, for example, and they have difficulty maintaining a normal conversation because they  tend to interrupt or go off on their own tangent.

b) like the movie "Rain Man," they are generally creatures of routine and habit and dislike changes in these routines.

c) they may display a formal way of speaking and use vocabulary advanced for  here .  This is what a liberal looks like when he thinks he's not being watched.

The carnage in Newtown wasn't the fault of the guns that were fired, but of the young man who pulled the trigger.  They say he had Asperger's Disorder but I have my doubts.  I've worked with patients with this disorder and I am not certain Adam Lanza suffered from it, in spite of the fact that I have never met the killer.

Some of the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's are: 

a) inability to pick up on social cues and lack of appropriate social skills.  People with Asperger's just don't seem to understand the other person's body language, for example, and they have difficulty maintaining a normal conversation because they  tend to interrupt or go off on their own tangent.

b) like the movie "Rain Man," they are generally creatures of routine and habit and dislike changes in these routines.

c) they may display a formal way of speaking and use vocabulary advanced their age, but may also have difficulty understanding a simple joke by a peer, or have problems understanding sarcasm.  Also, their conversations tend to be very one-sided--they talk mostly about what they want to discuss.

d) they may avoid eye contact and have strange facial expressions or postures, not unlike Chris Matthews, Joe Biden or Michael Moore, but unlike these liberals, they are often intelligent, likeable individuals.

e) they often have only a few interests in life.  My patient, for example, was interested in owning a yacht, a farm, or land in Pennsylvania, all for the purpose of making money.  His only other interest was in astronomy, which is supposedly fairly common with Asperger's syndrome.

These are many, but not all of the symptoms in Asperger's, but what is true about all of those individuals with this syndrome is that no two are exactly alike.  What I have found in the cases I've worked with (and I must admit that these were merely a few cases overall), is that not one person with Asperger's syndrome showed any propensity for violence, and, in fact, abhorred it.  The other thing I've found is how frequently many clinicians have had difficulty in performing a clear differential diagnosis--that is, diagnosing Asperger's where schizophrenia may have been more accurate for a particular patient.  Interestingly too, is the fact that Medicaid did not reimburse the clinic for patients with Asperger's syndrome and what the administration tended to do was to rediagnose the patient with schizophrenia because of some similarities of symptoms between the disorders.

The problem of gun control, as I see it, is not keeping guns out of the hands of responsible Americans, but in keeping them out of the hands of those with severe mental disorders, like schizophrenia, where 18% of murders are committed by people with this diagnosis, not with actual Asperger's.  If state laws made it easier to commit adults with schizophrenia and other severe disorders, I believe gun-related violence/murders would incrementally decrease.

What do you think?  Please comment.



USA Christmas in the Future


Well it's almost Holiday Day, but first we have Holiday Eve.  That's when all the little girls and boys wait for the arrival of toys under their holiday tree.  Songs will be sung on the radio; old familiar tunes like, "White Holiday,"  "The Twelve Days of Holiday," and my favorite, "Here Comes That Fat Guy."  Other songs from the past are no longer sung, tunes like "Little Drummer Boy," "Silent Night," and "Good King Wenceslas," (a.k.a. "Good King Worstershire Sauce") because they offend atheists.

I remember a time when movies were innocent and bereft of "cool violence." Today we have the cool guy, good or bad, acting violent but it's okay because he's cool.  Gone are such flicks like:  "It's a Wonderful Life," and more hard boiled movies that had characters who actually fought against evil, like "Dirty Harry."

In my little town of Bedford Falls, New York, we used to have a manger scene in the town square.  We had Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Hindus in the town who loved the way it looked and respected the celebration of those who believed that the child in that manger was the son of God, even if they may not have believed it themselves.  We even had a few atheists who didn't believe in God at all, but were okay with others believing in Him, so they looked upon the nativity as something perhaps quaint or interesting, but certainly not offensive.  But that was then and this is now.

Now the atheists and Muslims are offended by Christian displays of Christianity.  The atheists feel sick when walking past a nativity scene, and Muslims feel angered that a "false god" is being worshiped.  Orthodox Muslims are funny that way--just not "ha ha" funny.  They have warned the town fathers that if this obscenity continues, heads are going to roll.

But my mind keeps going back to the past, to the days of Bing, and Nat the King, and Johnny Mathis and the Beaver.  I miss Christmas trees, and movies like "The Bells of Saint Mary," and people greeting me in stores with "Merry Christmas," instead of "Happy Holiday."  Dang--even the word 'holiday' comes from the words 'holy day.'  So why are people so offended?

I believe it's a lie.  I think atheists are just angry creatures who see life in concrete terms, and Muslims believe that life begins at death where "it's my way or the highway for nonbelievers. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

Have a safe, wonderful, enjoyable and spiritual Christmas.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Why Liberals are Wrong About Gun Control

Gun control is hot on the burner again. Liberals have the fantasy that if we put regulations on the ownership of guns, like liberals have put enormous regulations on business, this will solve the problems of the lunatics who go out and kill innocent victims.  This will be as effective in preventing these crazy killings as the business regulations have been on improving business.  In states where there has been gun control, the problem still exists.  We will always have crazy people who do horrible things, whether they do it with guns, like in Newtown, or with a knife, like in China this week.

Liberals want a simple solution because the problem with these murders registers with the least logical part of their brains, their emotions.  If we keep people from getting guns, then people cannot shoot other people with guns and the problems with guns will be solved.  Presto.

If this were only true.

Max Fisher, in the Washington Post (12-14-2012) speaks to the fact that the USA has a significantly higher number of gun-related killings than all other developed country--about 20 percent higher than average.  This means, according to Fisher, that you are twenty times more likely to die of a gunshot wound in the USA than in most other nations.  (Curiously, Mexico, Syria, Libya, and Egypt were not mentioned).  It almost sounds like just by going out your door, you stand a really good shot at getting shot.  

It's the old liberal mathematical fallacy about cause and effect: the more guns, the more people will be killed by guns.  That's like saying that 97.3% of all people who died of lung cancer in the USA were daily users of toilet paper, therefore toilet paper causes cancer.

Professor Stephen P. Segal studied murder rates and mental treatment policies in a report entitled "Civil Commitment Law, Mental Health and Services and US Homicide Rates."  The shocker was his finding that "less access to psychiatric inpatient beds, and more poorly rated mental health systems were associated with increases in homicide rates of 1.08 and 0.26 per 100,000, respectively."  And the real clincher was the fact that there was a far different rate of homicides between states with different involuntary civil commitment (ICC) laws.  Segal stated: "Broader ICC criteria were associated with 1.42 less homicides per 100,000."  In other words, the easier it was to commit some crazy person with homicidal tendencies, the greater the decrease in homicide--the decrease being around 1/3 fewer incidents.  In fact, where the prison population was examined in Indiana, it was found that at least 18% who committed violent crimes with firearms, were schizophrenic or otherwise mentally ill.

So the NRA is correct in saying that guns don't kill people; people kill people.  But even more importantly, seriously mentally ill people kill people at disproportionate rates.  

As a former psychotherapist-turned-writer, I believe that a big part of the problem lies within the entertainment industry.  Movies glorify violence and video games gives you practice at it, but with a detached, psychological distance.  Interestingly, the movie industry is overwhelmingly liberal (just ask Obama), and liberals are the biggest anti-gun group on earth.

We need to be silently respectful.  We need to bury those little children and hug our own.  We need to come up with real solutions rather than "feel good solutions," because those do not work.

We need to love, and we need to pray.  We need to treat each other better--we're all Americans, but you almost wouldn't know it anymore with the current administration.

Peace and love.

Friday, December 14, 2012

An American Tragedy

Newtown, CT: Adam Lanza, twenty years old, woke up this morning, got his mother's gun and shot her in the face, killing her.  Then he went to the school where she taught and began shooting the children from her class.  Eighteen children died outright and two more died in hospital, and six adults were dead when it was all over.

Lanza used weapons that belonged to his mother, and they were legally purchased.

So what we know is that the shooter shot his mother in the face, then killed the children she loved, and then he shot himself.

I believe that this is not a matter about gun control.  This isn't political.  This is becoming a serious societal issue having to do with the devaluing of human life and the media's glorification of violence.  My heart and prayers goes out to the parents of the children and families of all the victims, whose shock is unimaginable, and whose grief has to be boundless.

Please have the sensitivity to not make this political and keep it in perspective--it was the act of a seriously mentally ill person, an act that needs to be better understood to prevent a recurrence; not to ratify or support a political agenda.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Boiled Rice and Chicken Obama

Get Outta My Face
The Obama administration has done nothing to keep North Korea from firing a long-range missile.  Will he write them a strong letter?  We  can count on that.  Victoria Nuland, after she appeared as the host of SNL, and Susan Rice, after she admitted that she lied about the Benghazi debacle, have both spoken about North Korea and we are safer as a country for this.  And if you believe that, you might also believe that chickens will one day blacken the sky.  

As I write this blog, I have just learned that Susan Rice has withdrawn her name for consideration for Secretary of State.  That makes room for Swift Boat Kerry, the man who posed for a photo op at the Communist Museum and refused to support our nation in the Viet Nam War, and the guy who made his money the old fashioned way: he married into it--twice.

So here's the situation: we have Iran with its obvious disregard for stopping its nuclear proliferation, and North Korea, with a means of getting a missile to the USA.  We also have an administration that does nothing more than talk about it, write strong letters and impose useless sanctions that are laughed at by our enemies.  We can all hold hands and sing Kumbaya, pretending that all is well with the world, but before long, we'll all be singing it in Arabic.


My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       



Banning All Weapons: Guns, Knives, Cars, Wit

If AR-15s were banned, the shooting in Portland, Oregon would never have happened with an AR-15.  If Chevy SUVs were banned, there would have been no honor killing of a young Muslim girl by her "dishonored" father by a Chevy SUV.  And if honor killers and other murderers only used Chevy Volts, President Obama would not have been re-elected, or maybe he would have anyway.

Whenever a senseless killing takes place with a firearm, the liberals knee-jerk response is to spout anti-gun rhetoric.  They actually believe this will stop the killings. They blame the gun rather than the shooter.  That's like having a war on terrorism, a tactic, rather than a war on Islamic terrorists, the people using the tactics of terrorism.

If gun control really works, then why does Chicago, one of the nation's strongest gun control cities, have a disproportionate number of firearm murders than cities with lighter restrictions?

I'm not a pro-gun advocate like some people I know, but I am a strong advocate of our Constitution, and I see how it is being circumvented and basically laughed at by this administration.  Some liberal politicians, like Al-I-Sucked-At-Being-A-Comedian-Franken, are even trying to pass legislation that would allow cell phone companies to implant a phone application that secretly tracks the user.  How unconstitutional is that?

If our country continues to go along its present course, we will become a Big Brother state.  We will continue to give up our basic freedoms because somehow we think the government can do a better job at protecting us from terrorists even though North Korea, Iran and China, not to mention the Islamic world, are on a crash course to crash with us.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

They're Going Nuts in Lansing

They're going nuts in Lansing.  They knocked down a Koch Brothers tent with people inside, cut the ropes, then cut the canvas as they swore at the victims of their violence who were still inside the tent.

They're beating drums in protest like children throwing a tantrum.  But it looks like the Freedom to Work Bill is going to pass.  If Michigan becomes a Right to Work state, which it appears will happen, workers will have the right to join or not join a union.  But Democrats, like Doug Geiss, say "there will be blood."  Even Obama stuttered his approval of the demonstrations and the socialist values of the demonstrators.

Now Obama can talk about something else other than the fiscal cliff.  Maybe that isn't so important anymore, like Benghazi, Solyndra, or Fast and Furious.  Unkions are important to him--maybe because they gave so much money to his campaign.  You would think Obama would be in President Mode rather than Campaign Mode, but he's a much better campaigner than he is president. He is a much better socialist than he is a capitalist.

The Great Uniter Obama is and always was, the Great Divider.

Hey Hey Ho Ho

Hey hey, ho ho, union choice has got to go!  

That isn't exactly the chant that's being voiced in Lansing, Michigan, but that's what it's all about.  A right to work state is unfair because it gives individuals the right to join a union or not to join a union.  That's just not fair to those people who choose to work without a net--the protection of a union that ensures that work gets done at the level of the poorest worker, the slowest on the assembly line, the guy who takes the most sick days.  Everyone should pay union dues whether they like it or not--freedom of choice is un-American--wait--maybe I'm wrong.

One of the protestards said that everyone has the right to work, but they don't have the right to work for lower wages.  Why not?  Isn't that free market?  And now that Obama won a second term (and hopefully a final term), he jumped on the pro-union bandwagon.  Surprised?

But Dumbocrats say right to work is a political ploy.  Interesting in light of the fact that unions have contributed to Obama's re-election overwhelmingly while Republican union members are forced to pay dues that go to re-elect a socialist.  Now that, my friends, is un-American.

In the states that have passed the Freedom to Work Law, there is a significantly higher rate of employment.  The only people who really benefit from unions in today's world, are union leaders whose salaries are enormously disproportionate to the actual workers they represent, and people like Obama whose re-election was due to unions and the media.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The War on Eid and Christmas

Secular liberals and the atheist organization Freedom From Religion, have been attacking Christians and Muslims in their ongoing war against religion.  At this time of year it is Christmas that is being attacked, but during the Islamic holy time of Eid, they have been loudly protesting the public prayers that go on in the streets or in pubic malls, and they will not rest until all religions are quietly praying to be left alone.


Wait, I just remembered, Freedom From Religion hasn't protested against Islamic public displays of prayer.  Maybe they need to go to London where Muslims have been blocking streets with their bodies, praying to Allah and making a big fuss about how great their god is and ours not so great.  Like the secular left, they too would like Christmas to die--like Coptic Christians in Lebanon, for example.

The Constitution provides for freedom OF religion, not freedom from it.  Calling a Christmas tree a "holiday tree" is a lie and an insult to several billion humans on this planet.  But is it surprising that this administration, and these socialists who hide behind the title of liberals, shred our Constitution?  Obama wants to do it with congress and their power of the purse.  Why not everything else?

It's getting dangerous folks.


My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       



Half Time Bloviating

A man murders his girlfriend, the mother of their 3 month old daughter.  He shoots his girlfriend nine times as the infant's grandmother arrives at the scene and calls 9-11 as she lay dying in her mother's arms.  The killer goes to his job--a football stadium--and fatally shoots himself in front of his boss--the head coach.  Bob Costas, a sportscaster speaks about this crime at halftime of a football game.  Instead of speaking about the killer, Jovan Belcher, he speaks about the "culture of guns."  In effect, Costas blames guns for the crime--if Belcher did not have a gun, this would have been prevented, he said (I paraphrase).

If Nicole Brown Simpson had a gun, maybe she would be alive today and O.J. would be dead.  If Belcher killed his girlfriend by running her over with a Chevy Volt (fat chance he would have owned one, but I'm just trying to make a point), would the liberals ask for a ban on the car voted sexiest by Obama?   Of course not; don't be ridiculous.

So now we have to watch football half time announcers make political statements about what they obviously are not expert about? 

Where Costas took the opportunity to denounce the "gun culture," he said nothing about what the real issue was--domestic violence.  That's what happened.  That's what Belcher did--he was a murderer and Costas used his sports platform to discuss guns rather than murder.  That was my take and the take of many viewers I've heard speak.


My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Got Dem Blues with Obama

Since the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama, I've been blogging much less than during the campaign.  Part of the reason may be due to the fact that this month is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, and I'm doing my 1667 words per day to get my 50 thousand novel completed by November 30th.  That's the goal.  But another part of the reason I've not been blogging like before has to do with my enthusiasm level, and I suspect I'm not alone when it comes to enthusiasm.

We've watched Fox News, read political blogs that tend to agree with our personal politics, and some of us have written in our own blogs about the failures of this administration and its failures.  In fact, to many of us, it seems inconceivable that anyone, much less the majority of our great country would re-elect a president that has done nothing to improve our economy, our security, and our trust in the government.  In fact, Obama has done the opposite with our economy, our military, and with trust of the government when you consider Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and Solyndra, just to name a few.

Obama won because he, like the mainstream media, is a leftist.  The media will always support the left, attack the right, and leave out what they don't want you to hear.  Those of us on the right know this but we have a lot more information to compare the facts and fictions with because even conservatives can't escape the mainstream new so we get to hear both sides.  Maybe we don't intentionally watch PMSNBC, but we go online where companies like Google and Yahoo lean obviously to the left in their news reportage.

 But liberals think news organizations like Breitbart or Fox are biased because they get all of their news from people like Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow, and these people are hypercritical of the right and anyone who represents it politically.  Most of them haven't spent any time actually watching what Bill O'Reilly or Brett Baier has to say, and how they might lean to the right, but at least show both sides.  Try seeing both sides with "Tingles" Matthews--it doesn't happen.


So I've decided to get my mental motor started again and get back down to blogging.  Maybe it'll be sparse this month as I write my novel, tentatively titled Scent of a Movement a parody about Occupy Wall Street, but I've promised myself to get back in the saddle for the new year.

As I write this, Ed Henry of Fox News is talking about how Obama is meeting with certain business leaders like Home Depot and others, and I wonder if he ever feels uneasy over the fact that he never held a real job beyond being a community organizer, never led a company, and never built anything like he claims the builders of this country are also guilty of failing to do.

Call this an early New Year's resolution. It is what it is.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Timing is Perfect

Israel and Hamas are taking a break from war.  If Israel had its way, the break would be forever.  However the truth is, Hamas will hold off killing Jews only as long as they need to, in order to complete their agenda.  But the timing is good.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's president, is brokering the deal with Hillary Clinton and the smiles abound for the cameras. The United States cannot broker a deal directly with Hamas because we supposedly do not deal with terrorist organizations, just organizations that support them, like the Muslim Brotherhood.  And it's to Morsi's best interest to cooperate with us if he wants to get anymore money from our taxes, and besides, he can always destroy the Jewish state at a more convenient time--perhaps when the Muslim flag is flying over the White House, like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood have declared will happen.  But Morsi's timing is good as is Hillary's.

Susan Rice spoke to the press today--a day when Americans by the millions are traveling to family and friends and will not be around to watch the news, to attack her attackers regarding the fact that she either lied or was an incompetent fool over her claim that the murders of four Americans in the Benghazi consulate were the direct result of a crappy YouTube video seen by about 300 people world wide.  Can you see how good her timing of this attack was?

Then we had David Patraeus' affair disclosed right after the election.  What are the odds?  James Clapper's flip-flopping makes the Democrat claims of Mitt Romney flip-flopping  look like a flip-flopping clinic by Clapper.  Barely a day went by when he changed his story regarding Benghazi.  But with Hillary dealing with Israel and Egypt instead of testifying on Benghazi, Rice's self-righteous indignation over claims of her ineptness with Benghazi,  and the uncovering of David Petraeus' after the election, is more than coincidental--it shows me the incredible sense of good timing the Democrats have that keeps them in power, keeps them out of prison, and keeps our country going in a downward spiral.

Now Obama has four more years as president and so far, his timing has been impeccable, or should I say 'unimpeachable'?  What do you think will happen?

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Peace out.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hamas Loves Obama

Hamas is thrilled with the outcome of the American election.  Imagine if Romney won and they had to deal with a president who might actually cancel his appearance on The View to intervene for our ally, Israel.   Hamas knows that Obama is the softest president we've ever had when it comes to dealing with threats to our people and our allies, (Benghazi Benghazi), so once they knew Obama had won, it was a go to attack Israel.

Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt, is also happy Obama won.  He knows that if Egypt steps into the conflict and calls for a cease fire by Hamas, his country will still get their yearly pay off and line his pockets with enough shekels to support twelve wives--not that Morsi has twelve wives like the original Mohammed. 

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must be ecstatic with the Democratic victory.  In spite of the fact that a larger proportion of American Jews are Democrats, it is this party who exhibits the much more anti-Semitic rhetoric than the Republicans, and the most racist behavior while pointing fingers at conservatives.  But in addition, there seems to be nothing stopping Iran from continuing to enrich uranium and developing an anti-Israeli, anti-West bomb while Obama plays another round of golf.

Meanwhile, the smokescreen is getting thicker with misdirection from the real issues that face us today.  Specifically, why wasn't the consulate in Benghazi properly protected and when attacked, why didn't we send help to save our people?  Why wasn't Obama's orders to "do what is necessary" to help Chris Stevens and the others obeyed?  Why did Obama not know about Petraeus and his mistress until after the election?  And finally, what was Valerie Jarrett's involvement in all this?

Monday, November 19, 2012

What Israel Must Do

Michael Oren, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, was asked by Fox News' Bill Hemmer, what he thought it would take for Israel to not attack Hamas with ground troops in Gaza.  His answer was simple: all that Hamas would need to do would be to stop firing rockets into Israel so that Israeli children can go to school and adults can carry on with their jobs and their lives.  Highly unlikely.

Benjamin Netanyahu once said that if the Palestinians laid down their weapons there would be no war.  But if Israel laid down their weapons, there would be no Israel.  This is absolutely true.

The stated goal of Hamas is for the total destruction of Israel.  It's how they roll and it's a religious mandate by none other than that guy we love to draw, Muhammad, when he dictated the koran to his scribe (Mo was illiterate), and made it clear to the Islamic world that the Jews had to go.  You see, Muhammad was a sore loser and when the Jews refused to believe in his made up religion, along with such hard to accept ideas such as drinking camel urine to cure certain ailments, he became very upset and went on a killing spree that has yet to end.

Now we have the Koran-inspired Hamas terrorists lobbing rockets into Israel.  They lob them from sensitive areas such as schools and mosques.  Israelis have been very sensitive to this and have tried to keep collateral damage at a minimum, but whenever a terrorist-loving civilian or child is killed, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, and The New York Times show graphics of the carnage and report on how heartless Israel is, but it never reports the whole story.  The problem is, while Israel is being politically correct, they are simply prolonging a war that will only end when Hamas is brought to its knees.  This can only happen when moderate Muslims decide that they have had enough of the violence their 'holy book' requires, and this can only happen when the world sees the resolve of the Israeli nation.

Hamas, (or Goliath), started this recent attack against Israel, (or David). They like to hit you but complain when you hit back. They pretend to be the victims in all of this--they've done this since the religion of peace first began--but it is Hamas who are the aggressors.  They cite the Koran as their justification and their goals are clear.  Is the West too dense to understand that Islamic doctrine calls for a world caliphate?  They want the Muslim flag to fly over the White House--they've said that so why don't we believe them? 

Israel cannot win this war by being PC and they cannot negotiate with barbarians--they tried that a few years ago by giving up land in Gaza for peace, and look what that got them.  No, Israel  must strike with a vengeance or face a war that will never end, a war that will slowly kill its people one by one.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bully for Israel

Israel is a big bully.  Just because the country is about the size of Rhode Island (with shrinkage), and is surrounded by Islamic nations (whose religious scripture calls for the death of all Jews) doesn't mean they aren't big bullies.

When a nation's leader takes out the arch enemy of the nation, like Obama did with bin Laden, we all cheer.  But when  Benjamin Netanyahu, a Jew, takes out the military leader of Hamas, a group dedicated to eradicating all of Israel, (men, women, children, babies), the Islamic world is appalled and every anti-Semitic, mindless uninformed student is appalled right along side of these barbarians and call Israel terrorists.  Doesn't this sound a lot like the same tactics used by the left when they accuse the right of what they perpetrate?  Remember Obama telling us how he would be the most "transparent president ever."

Did anyone notice how the mainstream media reported on pregnant Palestinian women who are under attack by the evil Israelis?  But they don't report about the Hamas rockets being launched from their own mosques and schools, knowing the Israelis will not hurt children or religious houses intentionally.   Hamas fires rockets indiscriminately into Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and other cities, hoping to kill Jews, but the mainstream media reports on a Palestinian child killed when Israel fired back.  Obama first said recently that Israel has the right to protect itself, but now doesn't want them protecting themselves on the ground--he probably thinks they should do it with the safety of drones, but they don't have the same luxury as he has.    It's time for payback to those who strike at the only Jewish nation in the world. 


 My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Flushings: Global Warming, Benghazi and the Media

Obama had his first press conference in eight months.  Isn't that great?  He still used his buzz words like middle class, taxing the rich, fair share, middle class--oh, I already said that--but that's his biggest buzz word today.  What about the poor class--he said nothing about them, and what about small business--he's meeting with big business leaders and not with the smaller business leaders.  Not one small business leader was invited to the White House--maybe it's like inviting the enemy to the victory party.  Of course, one of the big business leaders he will meet with is Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of GE, his Jobs Czar.  Imagine a Jobs Czar who created more jobs in China than in the USA.  Immelt--remember that name.

Al Gore, a Nobel Peace Prize winner wants a tax on carbon.  Yes, earth's rectal thermometer wants to tax carbon emissions because he believes that taxing will reduce global warming.  Obama agrees that global warming is caused by human beings and that plastic bags are the scourge of mankind.  He will likely send millions of dollars to paper bag companies that produce each bag at the cost of a nickel and sell for a penny.  He did something like that with Solyndra where the solar cells cost more to manufacture than what they sold for because China makes them cheaper.

But let's get on to Ben Ghazi.  I mean, who is this guy?  I know Obama doesn't want to talk about him so maybe he did something to anger him.  Lots of things anger Obama--Israel, the Catholic Church, Fox News, Mitt Romney and the list is longer than my computer's memory.  Seriously though, it has been over two months and Benghazi is still not being honestly discussed along with the lies told by Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton, and yes, President Obama.  Obama became visibly angry when Susan Rice was mentioned regarding Benghazi, and made her sound like a poor, defenseless, little girl instead of US Ambassador to the UN.  The truth is, Rice didn't tell us the truth and the people want to know where she got the information.  She appeared on five talk shows to lie about Benghazi--was this a dress rehearsal for Obama's second term? Was her goal to replace Hillary?  Only her hairdresser knows.

Why did Obama get angrier over the questions about Benghazi that he got from the press, than what the terrorists did to our four Americans?  I believe his strongest allegiance is to himself, not the truth, not America.

Bin Laden is dead, and al Qaeda is alive.


My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Will the General Betray Us

Bill Clinton had more extramarital affairs than Barack Obama attended Intelligence Committee meetings.  But Clinton didn't resign his presidency; in fact, he fought to keep his job.  David Petraeus, on the other hand, had an extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, a woman who wrote a book about him aptly titled All In, and he resigns his post as Director of the CIA.  President Obama accepted his resignation just a mere few days before Petraeus is scheduled to testify about the mishandling of Benghazi, which resulted in the unnecessary death of American Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans at the hands of Islamic terrorists.  Coincidence?  I don't think so.
All Bomber Jacket, No Bombs

To become Director of the CIA one must be vetted so extensively that the individual up for the post will reveal everything about himself, or have it revealed in the process.  By the time the vetting process is over, they will know everything about you--your hobbies, your childhood friends, their friends, how often your dog goes to pee, and where it does this, for example.  So to say that they just found out about this affair only three days after the election, and just a few days before testimony on Benghazi is scheduled to be heard, makes as much sense as Tom Cruise discussing his feelings about Scientology.  

But you can't blame the government.  After all, if the nation as a whole turned out and most people ended up voting for Obama, then they're gullible enough to believe anything they are told to believe just as long as it's being spun to them by the mainstream media or the Daily Show.

My wife told me this morning that she is finally getting over the election results.  She admits that she has been feeling a strong sense of gloom and doom, and I reassured her that she just has a case of them Obama blues.  We both laughed for a few seconds, then became quiet again.  It's serious what has happened, and I'm not sure what the long-term effects are going to be during this lame duck term of his.  I love America but it's in a tailspin.  Canada doesn't even want to do business with us like before because it's wiser for them to work with countries like India and China where they can get more for their products.

Yet I believe that we still will come back after the 'anointed one' is finished socializing us.  We are a strong nation with good people and maybe when he's gone off to that golf course somewhere in Illinois, we can stop hating each other on opposite sides of the aisle.  It has never been this bad in America where liberals and conservatives actually hate each other.  That's what Obama meant by 'revenge.'  How apt and how low this guy who finds himself as president is as his followers gloat from what will become a pyrrhic victory when his policies affect us all.

I find this week so very sad, but I think we have a chance to turn it around.


My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Now That the Dance is Over

So now we have Benghazi--now that the election is in the books, will the left actually hear about what took place where four Americans were killed?  We know the mainstream media is going to continue to protect the administration but will they at least show responsibility and describe what is actually known about it?  

When flaming liberals like Chrissy Matthews says that he's glad the east experienced Hurricane Sandy because it helped Obama get re-elected, do you have any doubts that the mainstream media will continue to withhold what they know about what took place on September 11th in Libya?  Do you have any doubts that Chrissy Matthews is in the bag for BHO?  And New Yorkers and storm victims in New Jersey still voted for Obama even after Matthews was happy for him at their expense.


It feels like America is continually morphing into a Orwellian-like state where the media controls the message and the message supports the left's agenda.  The media, in this case, is also the celebrity media--The View, David Letterman, Leno, Pimp with a Limp, and Oprah (once upon a time).  Obama has made myriad appearances on these entertainment shows where he could show his fans his Colgate smile, his cute wit, and intense intelligence, if you buy the hype.

Benghazi hasn't gone away, however, and we will hopefully get to the bottom of this slaughter.  There are certain facts that seem quite damning to the Obama administration and maybe Darrell Issa and his committee will be able to learn where the responsibility lies.  I know that it doesn't lie with the video, but they lied about the video.

Susan Rice has not been heard from since she stated that it was the video that cause the spontaneous protest that got out of hand.  And Hillary is supposedly leaving office to pursue a career in dusting and sweeping, but Issa wants to have her testify about Benghazi.  Will she?  It depends on how you define the word "testify."

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What is Likely to Happen Now

The election is in the books and Barack Hussein Obama has been re-elected as President of the United States, with Joseph Francis Biden re-elected as his Vice President.  The country has shown itself susceptible to the influence of the mainstream media, celebrity endorsements, and free stuff.  Success will now be determined not by one's vocation, but by how well one can fill out government entitlement forms.

Now that Barack has won his second, and hopefully final term, we can bet the house on his unchained socialist policies.  Spending will likely stay the same and our debt will likely continue to increase at astronomical rates.  By the time he is done, Obama should rack up enough debt to keep our progeny in an economic hole for many years into the future.  


There will likely be huge government growth and regulations will keep businesses from prospering.  Our dollars will continue to decline and soon it is likely to be on par with Monopoly money.  And speaking of monopolies, the government will likely have one on our power and we will be locked into companies that work best on sunny days and not at all in the night.

Obama will pick winners and losers, except even his winners, like Solyndra, will lose.  The Reverend Jeremiah Wright just might make a comeback now that Barack doesn't need to worry about what we think.

The Muslim Brotherhood, who already have been invited to the White House, may eventually be welcomed as a working partner with the administration as the country will have experienced amnesia about who they really are.  Beware of "Blasphemy Laws" which will only apply to Islam and not to Christianity nor Judaism.  

Finally, I have a sneaky suspicion that two terms will not be enough time to steer America into the abyss of socialism--I fear Obama will want more time to "finish the job" and will seek a third term.  Then a fourth.

Be careful, America.  The election may be over, but it ain't over for us yet.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last Minute Flushings on the Election

Throw Like a Girl Olympics
Mitt is on his way to Columbus Ohio while Barry heads out to play.  Barry likes to play--he plays basketball, he plays golf, and he plays with our money by investing it in what he likes to invest it in--not what we necessarily like.  But his chances of getting re-elected seem pretty good. What does this tell me?

It tells me just how incredibly powerful the leftist media is.  They have continued throughout Obama's dismal four year run, to convince liberals that he's doing a good job and the country is heading in the right direction.  No, no, no--the country is heading in the left direction (said in Reverend Jeremiah Wright's voice, if you can imagine).

Everything Obama said when criticizing George Bush about the economy he has made much worse, but the leftist media doesn't discuss this.  Everything Obama failed to do as a leader has gotten Americans killed in Benghazi, but it took one news outlet, Fox, to get the leftist media to even discuss it, and the cover up will not be discussed until after the election.

Bruce Springsteen has accompanied Obama on the royal jet and sang a song he wrote about Obama.  Like The Boss, our president is a celebrity, not a leader, and cannot honestly claim any success in his four years beyond calling the go-ahead for the SEALs to get bin Laden--even an idiot like Joe Biden would have made that call--wait--he advised Obama against it because it wouldn't look good politically if he screwed it up.  This is the crappy leadership we elected in '08 and I hope, I really pray, that we have learned from our mistake.


My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

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