Thursday, March 26, 2015

Travelers to Tunisia "...Must Be Cautious."

(Image from:  Little Chocolate Donuts)

Yesterday's news contained this "life imitating art" headline:  Tunisian "Star Wars" Tourism Threatened by Terrorists.

Now the Tunisian meccas of sci-fi fandom truly are wretched hives "...of scum and villainy."

Of course, our government hasn't been helping matters.  After last week's attack on the Bardo Museum (new footage has now been released), the State Department issued conflicting Tweets as to whether or not it's safe to travel to Tunisia.

So Mark Steyn asked: Which Tweet is it?

Very few writers I know have talked about the attack against Charlie Hebdo, (or at least I haven't caught any on-line message traffic).

I wonder how many Star Wars fans will talk about this?

How long will the "dead canaries in the coal mine" be ignored by our society?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Double-Dose of Race Discussion w/Your Drink

(Image by Steve Kelley)
You may be getting more than you bargained for in your mocha.  The CEO of Starbucks is urging his baristas to badger customers about race relations.

Latte lovers took to Twitter urging everyone to "race together" to other coffee shops that will simply serve hot beverages without hot-button topics.


(Image by Dana Summers)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sore Loser O

(Image by Michael Ramirez, based on Dick Cheney's comments)

Our Dear Leader is a sore loser.  Because the newly re-elected Bibi is concerned with Israel's survival, he's not all that enthused about a "Two-State Solution" with hostile Palestinians.

For this, Obama feels we need to reassess our relationship with Israel.  There's even talk of imposing sanctions.

Meanwhile, American and Iranian negotiators are quibbling over the number of centrifuges Iran should possess.

How about zero?

(Image by Ken Catalino)
 
Especially since Iran is at the epicenter of the ongoing collapse of the Obama-Hillary "Smart Power" foreign policy.


(Image by Michael Ramirez)
No matter how many "reset buttons" are pushed, Obama is held in contempt by leaders across the middle east.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Obama's Late Congratulatory Call to Bibi

(Image by Gary Varvel)


After a two days of petulant silence from the White House, and obtuse remarks by Obama lackeys, Our Dear Leader finally called Bibi to offer his congratulations on winning re-election.  



(Image by Lisa Benson)

I'm enjoying Israel's election results almost as much as I reveled in the outcome of the "Red Tsunami" back in November (2014). 

I shared both of these Townhall political cartoons on Facebook.  The first one, by Gary Varvel, I called "Changing Channels at the White House," while the second one by Lisa Benson, I called "Hoping On-Board Israeli-One."

But the real "fun" will be watching how the US-Israel relations will evolve over the next 22 months.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Seattle's Slo Mo Slide Down the Economic Scale

(Image by Henry Payne)
Leftist like to paint conservatives as unfeeling towards the plight of the poor.

It's not that us conservative types are cold-hearted, we just look at the cold-hard facts.

The Elders of Seattle seemed to have overlooked those "...stubborn things..." when they decided to jack-up the minimum wage to $15/hour.

Already, Emerald City is losing its luster as businesses downsize or relocate altogether.

Either way, the ones who will be most affected will be the same people the wage hike was suppose to help.
(Image by Gary Varvel)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Secret Service Shenanigans--The Sequel

(Image by Jerry Holbert)

Last week another scandal involving the US Secret Service (USSS) came to light. 

This time, the USSS Director will face a Congressional committee over an incident involving two drunken agents disrupting a bomb investigation at the White House.

(Image by Gary Varvel)

The image of the USSS has certainly taken a beating since Obama was sworn in.

(Image by Steve Breen)

Makes me wonder, as the Romans did:  Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Breaking News: Two Churches Bombed in Pakistan

I'm just catching tonight's headline:  Twin bombings at churches in Pakistan, 14 killed and 78 wounded.

I'm sure in the days ahead, we'll learn more of the tragic details.


The Dems Double-Standard Dance with Dictators

(Image by Lisa Benson)

Last week, while Hillary was in hot water for misuse of electronic mail, Republican Senators stirred up trouble, from Democrats and Iranians, for sending a letter to the Iranian government, reminding them Congress ratifies treaties.

Of course, when reminded of her past appearance on Dancing with Dictators, Nancy Pelosi claims Republicans sending a memo to the mullahs is worse than her sashay to Syria.


(Image by Nate Beeler)
 
Meanwhile, our current e-mail complying Secretary of State, John Kerry, just about admits the Iran Nuke Deal is bogus.
 
And Our Dear Leader claims to be embarrassed by the 47 senators who sent the letter
 
Of course, Obama doesn't really have any room to talk...
 
(Image by Dana Summers)
 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sending in the Second Stringers for 2016?

(Image by Gary Varvel)
 
It may be too early to tell if Hillary's e-mail mess derails her presidential presumptions.  While us like-minded folks can hope for such an outcome, especially since she's more vulnerable than her supporters realize
 
(Image by Lisa Benson)
 
But Clintons have a habit of landing on their feet amidst scandals that would doom lesser beings.
 
So if Hillary is dethroned before the coronation, this may leave the DNC with slim pickings.
(Image by Michael Ramirez)