"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Thursday, July 31, 2014


The DC Circuit Court recently handed down a 2 to 1 decision in a case entitled Halbig v Burwell.  That decision sent shock waves through the Beltway because it ruled that anyone who receives health care through an exchange established  by the Federal Government and not by a state is not eligible for and should not receive a Federal subsidy in the form of a tax credit or other relief.  "Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states," wrote Judge Thomas Griffith, who was joined in the majority decision by Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph.
The  ACA was purposely designed to make the states the portals whereby "ObamaCare" was delivered.  Confining the subsidies to qualified individuals who purchased their health insurance through a state created "Marketplace " was a deliberate effort to create incentives for the states to participate, as those who conceived and wrote the law intended.  The language is as the court noted, plain and unambiguous leaving little to no confusion as to its intent.  
36 states however, refused to establish an exchange thereby requiring the Federal government to step in and create a Federal Exchange.  As a result, 4.7 million Americans who enrolled through the Federal exchange and who have been receiving subsidies due to an IRS ruling which turned the plain language of the statute on its head, may down the road lose this assistance.  This loss is estimated to  increase the cost of their coverage by a factor times four or greater and would gut "ObamaCare" to the bone. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014


On Thursday July 17, 2014. Israel began a land, sea and air incursion into the Gaza Strip, in order to neutralize Hamas, one of the most pestilent Islamic terror groups on earth.  On that same day Pro Russian separatists, most probably working with or under the command of Russian Federation Spetsnaz forces in the rebel Donets region of the Ukraine, used a very sophisticated ground to air missile system to shoot down a  Malaysian Air 777 passenger jet  killing all 298 on board.  This included 80 children, 3 infants and at least one American citizen.
While all of this was unfolding, Barack Obama went to two fund raisers in Manhattan.  Six days later as the fighting in Gaza intensified and the bodies of the dead from MH-17 were put into body bags , he jetted out to the west coast for six more.
This was not the first time he has shown such bizarre detachment.  He did exactly the same thing the day after Benghazi,  when the Russians invaded the Crimea,  and most recently in Texas at the peak of the crisis of the "Border Children.  He steadfastly refused to visit the southern border or any of the detention camps where the children were being warehoused.
Having to face the predictable outcomes of his awful domestic and foreign policies is not Obamas strong suit.  His vision of being President is  first and foremost being adored by either mega-rich celebrities in Hollywood where he is the star and they are relegated to supporting roles or  Texas oil men or bankers, hedge fund moguls and financial titans from Wall Street  or billionaire "geeks" from Silicone Valley... and the list goes on. 
These are the comforts zones for the strangest man ever to be President.  These venues appeal to him even more than the golf course or extravagant vacations which have now cost the taxpayers over $44 million.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Abortion has become a secular sacrament for the secular left. 
The response by so called "feminists" and Democratic female politicians to the "Hobby Lobby" decision would have you believe that Sharia law  has just been instituted in the United States.  The irony in this is that normally these same actors are silent about the real evils of Sharia inflicted on women in Islamic countries.  They explain this by not wanting to be" Islamophobic" and so it goes in the "progressive asylum" that America has become.
We have heard from Hillary and NOW and Sandra Fluke and Elizabeth Warren and Debbie Wasserman- Schultz and of course  Nancy Pelosi, who just the day before told us that border states and Mexico are just one big community with a river running through it.  "San Fran Nan" also seems unfazed by a Cardinal's call to deny her communion.  I supposed she sees it as just another way to lose weight.
Hillary's denouncement is also ironic since the decision was based on the regulatory requirement to provide birth control  being a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993.  Put more succinctly this was not an "ObamaCare" statutory requirement ...it was an Obama personal requirement.
The always foaming at the mouth Dems see the Burwell v Hobby Lobby decision handed down on June 30th as a new opportunity to whip up the base in order to avoid disaster at the polls in November.  The very idea that people who own the majority share of for profit companies might have genuinely held religious beliefs seems quite beyond their ken.

Friday, July 4, 2014


The IRS is a government agency on life support!  As many have said before me, it is and has been the most hated and feared agency in the history of the US.  Now it is also the most distrusted and despised.
Being hated as a part of a bureaucracy is not a fatal flaw but being mistrusted in a democracy is.  The American people will not for long countenance the scandal that is turning into a demand for a criminal investigation.  This IRS scandal is far more serious than the one that faced the Nixon Presidency where the "plumbers" and the President merely "endeavored" to use  the agency to attack their enemies. 
In the present situation, the feeling is mounting that crimes have been committed, a Special Prosecutor should be appointed and people should go to jail.
Lois Lerner has a history of inappropriate partisan activity and she comes across as contemptuous of both the Congress and the people who paid her salary but she and others could not have concocted and managed  this assault on the enemies of Obama, without orders from above.  Nine Democratic Senators   wanted to sic the IRS on 501 (c) (3) and 501 (c) (4) tax exempt applicants whom they believed privately were political enemies while claiming publicly they were law breakers but they would not have taken this unethical and probably illegal path without a White House which micro manages all things political...giving the OK.