Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hillary--a Shill for Wall Street?

(Image by Nate Beeler)

While the Pachyderm Parade and Donkey Drove conducted their debates, news broke last week that prior to launching her bid for the White House Throne Room, she gave about 100 speeches. 

The content of these speeches remain a mystery.

And of course, Hillary will "look in to" releasing the transcripts of her Wall Street Speeches.

Translation:  Stonewall any and all inquiries, along with misdirecting the low-informed to the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy."

When she's not demanding Danegeld from the Baronies of Wall Street, Our Corrupt Queen waxes poetic about us peasants doing service as a form of rent we pay to live in America.

Translation:  Serfdom.

True, Democrats in-general, and Hillary specifically, don't hold a monopoly on feeling like entitled royalty.  I merely want to keep this post short.  Besides, there's plenty of time between now and November to discuss the other usurpers and pretenders to the throne.

(Image by Ken Catalino)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Defizilla in the Room

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Piggy-backing on yesterday's post about the $19 Trillion Defecit, John Hawkins sums up how America is a nation headed for a fall.

Is there time to "turn the ship around?"

I'd like to think so, but with each passing year, I become less and less hopeful.

What caught my attention in Hawkins' article was the observation that, as a nation, we're focused on trivial matters:  More interested in reality TV than reality.

Our current state of affairs reminds me of a story I heard about the Fall of Constantinople.

Sultan Mehmed II wanted to ensure the final assault was successful.  So he sent spies into the Byzantine legislature (I'm not sure what the proper title was) to hear what they were discussing.

The spy/spies reported back that the Byzantine representatives were in a heated discussion, not about how best to defend their city, but over the gender of angels.

Mehmed knew the time was right, ordered the assault and conquered Constantinople.

Bolshevik Bernie, and his fellow leftists aren't the only one ignoring "Defizilla in the room."  So-called conservatives, along with low-informed voting public are too.

The time may not be right for our collective enemies to launch their final assault in "Fortress America-fashion," but they seem to believe H-Hour is approaching.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Growing "Deficit Cancer"

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Lost amid the all the coin tossing, and accusations of voter fraud/stolen elections in Iowa; the US government reached a grim milestone earlier this week:  The National Debt blew past $19 Trillion.

It seems the candidates among the Donkey Drove and Pachyderm Parade are too busy slinging charges of ideological impurity to have noticed this.

I'm not an economist.  The sum total of my economic education consists of Micro-Economics, Macro-Economics in undergraduate school, and Political-Economic Theory in grad school.

So I've always been mystified by the causes of the national debt, and even more mystified by the unwillingness of our political leaders--from both parties--to take steps to begin reducing the National Debt.

I couldn't even begin to guess when our deficit issue will reach critical mass.  (Notice I didn't say "if").

But I fear it will occur in our lifetime.

By then it will probably be irrelevant whether the sitting president has a "(D)" or an "(R)" at the end of their name.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Trump Trumped in Iowa

(Image by Lisa Benson)

I've been off-line spending time with family for the past several days.

So the last thing this "Anybody-But-Hillary-or-Bernie" blogger wanted to do was post about Trump's no-show on last week's GOP debate on FOX News, or adding my own inaccurate prediction of the Iowa Caucuses.

The 2016 Primary Results for the Iowa Caucuses were tallied-up by Tuesday.

For the Pachyderm Parade:  Ted Cruz won, Trump came in second, with Marco Rubio coming third. Here's Five GOP Takeaways from the Iowa Caucuses.

For the Donkey Drove:  Corrupt Queen Hillary beat Bolshevik Bernie by a razor-thin margin.  Accusations of voter fraud and coin tosses are already being made.

Now political tea-leaf readers are wondering how things will pan out in the New Hampshire Primary.

However, before politicians, pollsters and newscasters migrate to the Granite State; Bolshevik Bernie is threatening to follow Donald Trump's lead and skip tomorrow night's Dem Debate.

Overall, the front-runners of both parties aren't doing as well as they imagine they would.

I've never followed business news.  While this latest piece by National Review on Trump's business record of bullying and cheating was news to me--but it wasn't surprising either. 

And since bullies are often cowards underneath, maybe Trump's ducking out of the FOX News debates wasn't so surprising after all.

Meanwhile, of the 22 Top Secret e-mails that passed through Hillary's Secret Server, contained operational intelligence that could put lives in jeopardy

Instead of wearing fashionable pantsuits, Hillary should be wearing orange jumpsuits.

For more entertaining comments about the Iowa Caucuses, there's Everybody Gets a Medal and Second Degree Bern.

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The "Infallible" Queen Hillary

(Image by Robert Ariail)

Just about anyone who's dealt with classified information can tell you that you can get in a lot of trouble for mishandling it.

You can wind up in jail if you did so deliberately.

Although not if your name is "Hillary Clinton."

At a recent televised town hall on CNN, Hillary claimed she did nothing wrong.

Our presumptuous Corrupt Queen is certainly getting dismissive of the on-going scandals

But the peasantry isn't receptive to such royal decrees:  Millenials, and Americans in-general, don't find Hillary trustworthy.

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas Dumps Snow on East Coast

(Image--before the storm hit--by FOX News)
The political campaigning has been put on ice temporarily, as the East Coast hunkers down under Winter Storm Jonas.

Trashing Trump

(Image by Steve Kelley)
There's a civil war being waged among conservatives.

The casus belli:  The alpha male of the Pachyderm Parade--Donald Trump.

The other day, nearly a dozen commentators on National Review contributed to an upcoming "Stop Trump" issue.

In response, the RNC disinvited NR from the upcoming GOP Debate.

(Image by Dana Summers)
While just about every political cartoonist on Townhall isn't crazy about the Tea Party alpha female, Sarah Palin, endorsing Trump, some folks are asking:  Is Trump a menace to American conservatism?
In today's Political Twilight Zone, the in-fighting is over the "ideological purity" of the candidates--and their supporters.
We now  have liberal and conservative media have united against Trump in an "enemy of my enemy is my friend" sort of relationship.
However, the reason for Trump's popularity among the non-media commentators is, in part, due to "the world they [GOP] made."

So, who is the "Producer of Station WTFO" going to endorse?

Anybody but Corrupt Queen Hillary, or Bolshevik Bernie.

(Image by Gary Varvel)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hillary's SAPpy Server

(Image by Steve Kelley)

Despite Queen Hillary's attempt to deflect criticism of her secret server as another "vast right-wing conspiracy," her e-mail woes not only won't go away, but continue to get worse.

The other day, news broke that Hillary's secret server contained material even more sensitive than Top Secret, known as Special Access Programs (SAP).

In fact, the SAPpy stuff was so sensitive that the Inspector General (IG) needed special clearance just to have a peek.

Hillary's minions claim there's nothing to worry about, and this is merely a coordinated effort by the IG and congressional Republicans to smear her.  (Translation:  The vast right-wing conspiracy is at it again).

Things may indeed be fine & dandy inside the campaign headquarters bubble.  However, outside where the voters lurk, according to a CNN poll Bolshevik Bernie is leading Hillary by 27 points.

The Diplomad warns that Bill & Hill have dodged the "...consequences of their corruption..." before, and wonders "...will they be able to do it again?"

I'm about in the dark as The Diplomad.

Ever since E-mailgate made the news, I haven't seen any of the liberals I know on Facebook condemn Hillary's actions.  Instead, they're engaging in a silent disapproval campaign by pledging their support for Bolshevik Bernie.

But oh boy, they're all over the story of  Sarah Palin's son being arrested for domestic violence and possessing a firearm while intoxicated.

Not that Sarah--or the antics of her family--are above reproach, especially since she continues to play with political fire.  Shortly after Palin's son was being hauled off to the klink, she endorsed Donald Trump.

But the same open contempt should heaped on Hillary, or anyone for that matter, who openly defies national security protocols, and continues to lie about having done so.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Honoring Martin Luther King Day

(Image found on Edom Nuts & Bolts)

As someone who's blogging about current events, this picture of, and quote by MLK struck me the most.

While I'd rather be writing fiction, or delving into my wargame projects, I find myself being compelled to write about all the wrongs going on in the world.

Or at least write about as many issues as I can.

Best wishes to all of you.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Os Prisoners for Nukes Deal

(Image by Lisa Benson)

Last week, just hours before Our Dear Leader's last State of the Union Address (SOTU), 10 American sailors were captured by elements of the Iranian navy.

Fortunately, they were released and have apparently suffered no physical harm.  However, the humiliating treatment of our sailors has been a hot-button topic, especially upon hearing things like their captors told them to "act happy."

While on the subject of Americans held by Iran, yesterday it was announced that four prisoners, including a long-held pastor, will be released.

Of course the Obama Administration is ecstatic over how, by concluding the Nuke Deal, they avoided some 21st Century version of the War of Jenkins' Ear.

Yesterday, sanctions were, or are in the process of being lifted against Iran

Yeah, "...and there was much rejoicing."

Despite all this on-the-surface good news, us like-minded folks, especially Bibi, aren't happy about giving-in to Iran.

To put it bluntly:  We haven't trusted the Iranian government since Iran Hostage Crisis.

Since then, Iran has a history of humiliating others when given the opportunity--or more likely, seeking the opportunity--to do so.

Once the mullahs are flush with cash, we won't be surprised by more such non-nuclear actions--or worse--in the future...

(Image by Chip Bok)