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"Who Are These People?" and "Alas, Poor Obama, I Knew Him Well"

by Burt Prelutsky on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Sometimes, as I take in the passing scene, I find myself wondering if I went to sleep on earth and woke up on some other planet. And, mind you, it’s not just the politicians who are giving me this queasy feeling.

For instance, Eric and Charlotte Kaufman are apparently the kind of people who are the envy of other couples in their circle. I can hear the wives in that circle looking disdainfully at their own husbands and saying, “Why can’t you be more like Eric? Why don’t you ever decide to take us on a 3,000 mile sailing voyage? You’re such an old stick-in-the mud.”

The husbands are now in a position to give their wives the horselaugh because when the Kaufmans decided to sail from Mexico to New Zealand, they also decided to take their one-year-old twin daughters along. Not too surprisingly, one of the little girls took sick 900 miles out, and the Kaufmans had to be rescued at sea at a cost to California’s taxpayers of $663,000!

Once on dry land, Mrs. Kaufman, defending herself against those who called her a lousy mother, said, “Kids get sick.” She seemed unaware that she was actually making the case for those of us who regarded them as a pair of irresponsible dunderheads. Kids do get sick. With annoying regularity, I would add. That is why normal people with little kids take them to the park or the zoo. Where they don’t take them is on a 3,000 mile ocean voyage in a sailboat just so that their friends will gush, “Those Kaufmans sure are a fun couple.”

While we’re on this subject, I think that anyone, with or without kids in tow, who gets it into his head to sail around the world or climb a mountain should be compelled to take out the appropriate insurance, so that innocent taxpayers don’t get stuck having to foot the bill to finance rescue operations. If you require an adrenaline rush to make your life worth living, it’s no business of mine, just so long as I don’t have to pay for the helicopters and the brave crews who are going to have to risk their necks to save your silly one.

Another example of a civilian behaving as foolishly as a politician was the guy who fell asleep at a baseball game and is now suing ESPN because when he was caught snoozing on camera, the broadcasters made a few jokes at his expense. He is suing for $10 million because of the emotional distress he was caused.

Of course he won’t win, but imagine the precedent if he did, and everyone who ever fell asleep at a baseball game decided to sue. I mean, so what if ESPN broadcasters didn’t humiliate you on national TV? It’s possible you were hit with a bag of peanuts thrown by a vendor or spilled a cup of your over-priced beer while sawing logs. The problem, as even the greediest shyster will acknowledge, is that everyone knows that falling asleep at a baseball game is the real national pastime.

But when dealing with the loons of America, you can only go so long without mentioning politicians. So let us consider Harry Reid.

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Cartoon Round Up

by Alan Caruba on Friday, July 18th, 2014

This is article 14 of 14 in the topic Humorous

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Sen. Harry Reid accused of endangering U.S. troops by his fellow lawmakers

by Jim Kouri on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

This is article 128 of 129 in the topic US Congress

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is continuing his modus operandi of refusing to allow GOP-supported bills to move forward for senate floor votes so that he can accuse the Republicans of failing to perform their duties for the good of the nation and the American people especially when it comes to anti-terrorism, according to a veteran member of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

According to Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., Sen. Reid’s political strategy aimed at maintaining Democrats’ control of the Senate is endangering the men and women in the Armed Forces who are deployed throughout the world including the war-torn Afghanistan theater of operations against Islamists.

“The entire U.S. defense apparatus, as well as the U.S. military, depends on a key yearly spending bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a piece of legislation that outlines and funds the nation’s national security priorities,”Sen. Inhofe said in a press statement.

The 2015 NDAA has already been voted on by the House of Representatives without any serious disputes between the GOP and the Dems. However, like so many bills in the past, Reid uses his control over which bills receive a vote in order to prevent passage of Republican’s legislation.

Inhofe has been vocal regarding the dangers posed by Reid’s obstructionism. He has been encouraging the American people to call Reid’s offices in Washington and his home state of Nevada to urge him to bring the bill to the floor of he Senate so it can be voted on prior to members of both houses of Congress leaving for vacation in August.

“If the current NDAA does not come to a vote before the end of the fiscal year, there will be a funding gap for national security priorities,” wrote Inhofe.

Inhofe’s latest comments signal his dissatisfaction with Reid, who has alienated GOP senators and others by refusing to allow important pieces of legislation to receive “an up or down vote,” and Reid’s comments to members of the Democratic Party water-carrying brigade within news organizations.well

Most conservative Republicans find Reid’s comments and his actions to be distasteful at best, despicable and dishonest at worst. For example, conservative talk show superstar Mark Levin has denounced the members of Democratic-controlled Senate whom he repeatedly exposes as up to their necks in hypocrisy.

Levin, who served in the Reagan administration as the Department of Justice’s chief of staff, frequently reminds his millions of listeners of Harry Reid’s praise of Barack Obama when he commented that Obama had a gift for speechmaking since he speaks with “no negro dialect.”

In another incident, in 2010Sen. Reid had to apologize for his quotes in the book, “Game Change.” The book’s writers noted that Reid excitedly proclaimed he “was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a “light-skinned African American with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one, ” CNN reported.

“At a time when our men and women in uniform are being challenged by unparalleled threats around the world, they need our support more than ever. The NDAA must come to the floor now, before the August recess, so that we can debate these important issues and move quickly to conference,” Inhofe said.

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Black conservative joins Palin’s impeachment rallying cry

by Lloyd Marcus on Monday, July 14th, 2014

This is article 989 of 996 in the topic Obama

I have said it before and I will say it again, I love Sarah Palin. Governor Palin has come out strongly calling for the impeachment of President Obama. I say, “Way to go, sister!”

During an interview, Sarah expressed the frustrations of millions of patriotic Americans, myself included. http://bit.ly/1swJnJf Enough with being intimidated and impotent to act because Obama is black. Enough with the smartest pundits in the room’s explanations why it would be politically unwise to challenge Obama’s unprecedented lawlessness. Enough with being politically castrated by fear of the mainstream media.

Palin is calling for Obama’s impeachment simply because it is the right thing to do. Palin cites 25 impeachable offenses by Obama thus far.

While politicians express their shock and awe regarding Obama’s daily acts of lawlessness, a tsunami of illegals is flooding our country with Obama gleefully having ordered the opening of the floodgates. Some say allowing the invasion of illegals to continue will change America forever.

Remarkably, the Administration will not allow the GOP to visit the federal facilities where illegals are being held to assess the situation. http://bit.ly/1oBVdze This is astoundingly arrogant and totalitarian – the action of a supreme dictator rather than a U.S. President.

We cannot allow a lawless imperial president to run rampant wreaking havoc on our great nation for two more years, in the hope his behavior will harm Democrats in elections. Reversing Obama’s vote-winning entitlements and laws may be extremely challenging, if not impossible.

And another thing, this Administration’s secrecy, stonewall cover-ups, and iron fist tactics against any individual or institution that challenges or disagrees is outrageous and totally unacceptable. It should no longer be tolerated. It is vitally important that Americans immediately wake up and smell the tyranny and act accordingly.

Here is a recent prime example of this Administration brazenly attempting to bully even the U.S. Supreme Court. Henchman Harry Reid has announced that he intends to punish the “five white guys” on the Supreme Court for ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. http://bit.ly/TSIYoa

By the way, one of those so-called five white guys is black, Justice Clarence Thomas. Note the Democrats’ trademark tactic of insidiously playing the race card in Reid’s “five white guys” statement. This man is an awful evil human being, characteristic of the many hit men and women of the Obama Administration – Lois Lerner and Eric Holder to name a few. Remember, leadership emanates from the top down.

Relentless in their efforts to force everyone to yield to king Obama, Reid has basically said screw the Supreme Court ruling. He will continue going after Hobby Lobby.

What more evidence of an out-of-control tyrannical Administration, believing themselves invincible, does one need? Obama is king and whatever he says or desires is law. Period.

A movement to impeach Obama has been underway for awhile. Governor Palin as the face of it is the perfect leader to give it legs.

As an individual proud American who happens to be black, I wholeheartedly support Governor Palin’s movement to impeach our imperial president, Barack Hussein Obama.

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Faces of bipartisanship: Classic photo op at Congressional Gold Medal ceremony

by Doug Powers on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This is article 127 of 129 in the topic US Congress

The Vine below is from today’s Congressional Gold Medal ceremony.

Pick which one looks like he has to go to the bathroom really bad:

My money’s on Carl Levin:

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Caption Harry Reid:

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“Hands across a Koch obsession.”

Harry looks like he finally came to the realization that Romney actually did pay taxes and that the entire photo op was set up by the Koch brothers.

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Redskins & Thin Skins

by Burt Prelutsky on Monday, June 16th, 2014

The U.S. Senate, under the guidance – or, if you prefer, the thumb — of Harry Reid isn’t interested in getting to the bottom of scandals involving the IRS Benghazi or the Veterans Administration. But half the Senate—50 members, count ‘em, 50 – decided that the worst problem facing us was that their hometown football team continues to call itself the Washington Redskins.

Even though a poll has shown that 80% of actual Native Americans have no problem with the name, Harry Reid and his coven of chowderheads have decided that something must be done. The very idea that Reid, who refers to Republicans as un-American– and that’s on one of his more civil days — and calls cancer victims liars if they complain about ObamaCare, should set himself up as a moral arbiter and as the last word on decorum is ludicrous at best, stomach-turning at worst.

And the Senate Democrats go along with it, ignoring the fact that if you take the ravings of a nutburger to heart, it’s a lot like giving money to an addict. It’s the one fool-proof way to ensure he’ll never get well.

On the same day that the Senate Democrats proved how compassionate they are, they refused to pass a House bill that would have given Secretary Eric Shenseki the authority to fire members of the VA for malfeasance. The actual reason why was that the Democrats are beholden to the public sector unions for campaign contributions, and would screw military veterans every day of the week and twice on Sunday rather than risk pissing off federal bureaucrats.

But as bad as that was, the reason that Bernie Sanders, who now calls himself an Independent even though he caucuses with the Democrats and proudly admits to being a socialist, gave for postponing the vote was that he needed more time to read the bill. Isn’t it odd that no Democrat asked for time to read the Affordable Care Act, and that ran longer than “Gone With the Wind” and “War and Peace” put together? But, then again, Nancy Pelosi famously pointed out that there’d be plenty of time to read it once it was passed.

Just for the record, the House bill that Sen. Sanders couldn’t digest in one afternoon ran about 500 words, or about half as long as this article.

Speaking of numbers, while nine million American vets have to make do with 267,000 VA employees – not nearly all of whom are medical professionals – 150 Muslim terrorists at Gitmo have 100 doctors and nurses at their beck and call. It begs the question: What sort of people are we that we treat the creeps trying to kill us better than we treat the men and women who risked their lives and lost their limbs trying to defend us?

Recently, I confessed to being sick and tired of having “gate” added to every Washington scandal for no other reason than that Nixon met his Waterloo over the Watergate break-in. But even worse is having “phobic” added as suffixes by those who are perpetually offended.

A phobia, after all, is defined as an unnatural fear. I don’t happen to believe that people who object to either sodomy or to same-sex marriages are suffering from a mental disorder.

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Reid Blames GOP Opposition for LibDem Senate Production Failures

by Jerry McConnell on Friday, May 30th, 2014

This is article 126 of 129 in the topic US Congress

Reid Blames GOP Opposition for LibDem Senate Production FailuresAnother blaring headline digs Harry Reid’s hole of darkness and lack of leadership career more deeply with lies and cheating. The Personal Liberty Digest online article by Ben Bullard on May 22, 2014, “Harry Reid’s Dictatorship, The Real Reason For Congressional Gridlock” is an enlightening of Reid’s selfish, arrogant bullying as the Majority Leader of the U. S. Senate.

Reid’s absence of leadership of any fashion with his political party members in that body and a total vacuum of any guidance for the other members is appalling and contributing not even a modicum of cooperation amongst the 100 member group.  As the Senate Majority Leader,  it is Reid’s responsibility to chaperone, explain and guide new legislation through the entire population of United States Senators for an effective and informed vote by all hands towards passage of such potential laws for the good and benefit of the entire country.

To say that Reid has failed would be an understatement of gigantic proportions.  His performance, which is greatly hindered by his egomaniacal personality and desires of being the controlling personage of power, is seriously affecting his already limited abilities and causing a paucity of completed legislation movement.  Using a metaphor of the game of baseball, as a producer at the plate, he uncommonly STINKS.  He gets a total of ZERO in his batting average of producing established and well accepted legislation for the country.  He hasn’t produced a budget in his Party’s name for so long his own colleagues probably wouldn’t recognize one.

Those other members of his political Party should, as another baseball euphemism suggests, bench him and bring in a responsible, less self-acclaimed, and much more intelligent substitute with better production numbers.  Reid’s power madness is definitely a monster hurdle to even remote constructiveness.  One more euphemism and I’ll quit:  “THROW THE BUM OUT.”

As mentioned in the Personal Liberty Digest online article above, by Ben Bullard, “Even though President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats have spent the better part of two years hammering obstructionist Republicans for refusing to compromise on legislative measures, it’s interesting to take a step back and look at Senator Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) conduct as Majority Leader during that time.

“Reid’s domineering control over Senate Democrats, as well as his ironfisted grip on Senate procedure, reveals a dictatorial leadership style that has stifled activity in the Senate to a degree that Republicans – as well as his predecessors in the Majority Leader’s role – surely must envy.” To which I might add: ‘or strenuously object to.’

To bolster Bullard’s conclusions on Reid, he quoted a very well noted political source simply titled, “The Hill” saying, ” – an ostensibly impartial observer of political goings-on in Washington, D.C. – released a report on Reid’s leadership style Thursday that carried a remarkable headline for a publication that attempts to play things down the middle: “An imperial majority leader?”  Years ago political pundits showed their ‘scoffishness’ at such an attitude by tongue and lip gestures, “Tsk, tsk.”

Bullard explains that The Hill story stated that ‘no Senate Majority Leader has ever had the power Reid has, but due to his historically unprecedented use of “strong-arm tactics” and promotion of an acrimonious partisan atmosphere they make it virtually impossible to get a damn thing accomplished.’

And it seems that the self-effacing, dictatorial Reid uses his position as Majority Leader to “hog” all the opportunities for others to advance amendments to legislation so only his offerings will be considered.

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This black does not think Bundy is racist

by Lloyd Marcus on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

This is article 154 of 160 in the topic Racism

Pick a card, any card. Racist. Sexist. Homophobic. We all knew it was only a matter of time before Democrats/Liberals played one or more of their Big Three Cards to silence, intimidate and crush opposition to their latest power grab/tyrannical attack on our freedom.

With a majority of Americans taking rancher Cliven Bundy’s side against Obama’s BLM thugs, Democrat Harry Reid concluded that it was time to play their old faithful, tried and true race card. As Gomer Pyle use to say, “Surprise. Surprise.” We knew it was coming.

This is how the Left rolls. When America rallied around Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson after being targeted for destruction by the Left, the Left played a twofer on Robertson; accusing him of being homophobic and racist.

Thank God it did not work. Coming to Robertson’s defense, conservatives played their ultimate trump card which overruled all the Left’s lies, distortions and evil intent. Our ultimate weapon is the Truth & Righteousness Card. I believe boldly and confidently standing up for truth and righteousness always defeats evil. And make no mistake about it, the Democrat, liberal, progressive and socialist agenda is evil.

The Left’s vision for America is counter to the Will of God and the human spirit. Their anti-God agenda places man on the throne as the ultimate power, able to fix everything – the environment, income inequality, equal outcomes and everything under the sun via legislation. The Bible says, “The fool says in his heart that there is no God.”

Not to wander too far off topic, back to the Left’s nonsensical allegation that Bundy is a racist.

Any decent fair-minded human being would understand that Bundy was condemning the slavery of government dependency in his comments regarding Negros. The elderly gentleman is a rancher who is not media savvy, nor is he schooled in the nuances of political correctness. http://bit.ly/PABbJF

The Left are not decent human beings. Their bully minions went on high alert viciously in pursuit of a “gotcha” comment to squelch Bundy’s proven leadership and ability to inspire millions to push back against the Obama regime.

Prominent conservatives running for the tall grass to get away from or running to microphones to denounce Bundy is testimony to their fear of the Left’s high tech lynching machine. It truly sickens me.

I hate allowing jive turkey Leftist bullies to push us around. Rather than conservatives fighting back, far too many cower in fear and allow the Left to proclaim what is considered racist. It reminds me of the school yard when I was a kid. The only way to defeat bullies or at least gain their respect was to punch them in the face.

Before a Leftist’s hack accuses me of advocating violence, I am talking about “politically” delivering a hard left hook to the Left’s jaw by standing up for Bundy.

Mr. Bundy spoke the truth about cradle-to-grave government dependency wreaking havoc in the black community. We all know this. But any white person who dares to acknowledge the huge elephant in the black community’s living room is vilified and branded a racist; Bill O’Reilly, Congressman Paul Ryan and now Cliven Bundy. Meanwhile, black families continue to suffer and vote monolithic for Democrats who vow to fix their problems, but never do.

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‘Nation of laws, not men’: Cliven Bundy makes Harry Reid do pitiful impression of John Adams

by Doug Powers on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

This is article 430 of 450 in the topic Government Corruption

Taking a short break from winking and waving at those in the country illegally while looking the other way as “the law” of Obamacare is unilaterally altered during implementation, Harry Reid cranked up the tough talk about Cliven Bundy while John Adams rolled over in his grave:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land.

“It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”

Meanwhile, Al Sharpton’s group still owes almost $2 million in back taxes and President Obama headlined his conference this month. Any John Adams-ish reaction to that, Harry?

Related:

The government claims Bundy owes about $1.1 million, hence all the hullabaloo. But maybe the government needs to collect that amount to cover bonuses paid to IRS employees who owe or owed back taxes:

The IRS paid a total of about $1.1 million in bonuses over approximately a two-year period to more than 1,100 employees who had been disciplined for “substantiated federal tax compliance problems,” according to an inspector general’s report.

Apparent moral of the story: Cliven Bundy should have worked for the IRS and Harry Reid isn’t even qualified to be a tortoise inspector at Rancho del Lunatic.

 

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Standing Up To Government Is Now Domestic Terrorism

by Bob Livingston on Monday, April 21st, 2014

This is article 429 of 450 in the topic Government Corruption

Standing Up To Government Is Now Domestic Terrorism

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The political class is now demonstrating a level of hubris rarely, if ever, seen in the American system.

Within just a few hours, three of the top four most post powerful politicians in the country unabashedly revealed the low opinion they have of liberty and the American people and a willingness to persecute, prosecute and lie to those who advocate and fight for Constitutional government. And by their silence, the rest of the political class nodded their agreement.

First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Bunkerville, Nev., rancher Cliven Bundy and the hundreds of Americans who rallied to Bundy’s defense domestic terrorists. Then, President Barack Obama brazenly lied to the American people in claiming that 8 million people had signed up for Obamacare and that the program was a success, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And early Friday morning, we learned Speaker of the House John Boehner has proclaimed once again to big money donors and crony capitalists that an immigration bill would be passed this year over the wishes of the majority of Americans.

Within hours of reports circulating in alternative media of Reid’s use of the Bureau of Land Management in his land grab on behalf of a Chinese solar energy firm, BLM pulled its goon squad of armed enforcers out of the area. It also scrambled to delete evidence from its own website that the area the Bundy family has used to graze their cattle is needed for “utility-scale solar power generation facilities on public lands” and that need was hindered by “trespass grazing” cattle.

Reid and his son Rory have worked in lockstep with the BLM and transnational green energy firms to wrestle land and use rights from American ranchers for years. Bundy is the last rancher standing in an area that once saw dozens of them.

What few reports on the standoff between Bundy and BLM that have made it into the mainstream media speciously claim the Bundy ranch is some 200 miles from the proposed site of the ENN Energy Group’s solar farm and panel building plant, and that the ENN project was shelved last year. Even the supposedly reliable “right wing” websites Breitbart.com and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze have carried the Federal government’s water on this dispute. The two-faced Beck — who has called for a pitchfork revolution and sells shirts calling for one — even went so far as to call Bundy supporters “frightening” and compared them with Occupy Wall Street, which was a CIA-funded operation designed to foment unrest in America.

Claims have also been made that the Federal government owns the land in question. But the Constitution specifically describes in Article I, Section 8 what land the Federal government can possess, and there are subsequent Supreme Court decisions that lay out the legal framework. (Hint: It does not include protecting tortoises or building solar plants.)

A BLM document discusses the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and specifically mentions the Gold Butte area (which includes Bunkerville) and “cattle trespass grazing” as being part of critical concern to future utility-scale solar energy development.

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