Category: politics

Read This NSA!

President Obama Should Be Arrested And Jailed!

There. I said it.

Now, the NSA can come knocking at my door because I said something bad about our President.  We have all heard stories about how cars have been pulled over because they sported a bumper sticker that was less than praise oriented towards our Chief Executive. That may be nothing compared to what I just said.

Plus, now we know that the NSA is reading our emails, and documenting our home telephone and cellular telephone calls. Add that all together and you have an out-of-control government. In view of that kind of snooping, can reading all our blogs and comments be far behind? Freedom of speech has seen better days. We voted for change and we got it.

Why should the President of The United States be arrested? For the simple reason that he is breaking the law by changing laws that were passed by the US Congress, and signed by the Chief Executive. It makes no difference whether the Chief Executive who did the initial signing was the same one changing the law. The law is still being circumvented.

So, how do you enforce the laws with a rogue President? Do you publish a court opinion telling him to cease and desist? What if he were to thumb his nose at the Supreme Court. There is no way for the Supreme Court to enforce its rulings. There is precedent for this when Andrew Jackson ignored a Supreme Court ruling about the Cherokee Indians being defrauded of their land by the State of Georgia. This situation is called nonacquiescence.  Jackson moved the Cherokees out of Georgia to Oklahoma in an event that is called the Trail of Tears, today. Andrew Jackson was never punished for this crime.

In our national history there has been no solution for the rogue Executive, or other branch of government. We are truly screwed.

There are only two solutions that have played out in world history to reign in rogue governments. One is by military coup, and the other is by a civil revolution. I support neither.

If you think this kind of thing is rare, just read the history of the last two-hundred years. Or, you can just watch the TV news tonight to see what is happening to the poor souls in the Ukraine. Take heed of the protests, fires burning in the streets, and the police shooting citizens. Their government has gone rogue.

What Did Phil Robertson Do Wrong?

First of all, he opened his mouth in an interview run by someone who would try to trap him into saying things that would be easy to misinterpret.

Secondly, Mr Robertson talked about happy black people when he was growing up. That’s what called Jesse Jackson into the act. My problem is that I understand the man, having grown up in the same time, and similar cultures. My difference is that I had an advantage in that I grew up in a city. Everybody, including blacks, had shoes in the city, but not in the country.

As a matter of fact, my father bought my shoes and clothes at a Jewish owned department store called, “The Black And White Store”. The marketing strategy was obvious, to sell to the poorer white community, and to the black community. This was something the large department stores in downtown Memphis did not do.

Phil Robertson grew in a rural community, where the swamps were a major feature, and furnished part of the living for poor families in Louisiana, both black and white.

It was part of the old South where economies during he Civil War had been devastated, homes and farms were burned, and legislative barriers to trade between the southern states and the northern states were the norm. The entire US southern states were in abject poverty from the time of the end of the Civil War until the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Of course, these economic deprivations were not only visited on white southerners, but black citizens were acutely affected. Reconstruction greed of the northern states knew few boundaries, punishing all living the south. A crying shame after the Civil War is that the anti-slavery advocates in the northern states paid little to no attention to the condition of black America after their freedom from slavery.

So it was that in Phil Robertson’s childhood in the 1950’s and 1960’s, he was probably just as barefooted as the black kids with whom he saw and communicated every day. How can I say this? Even though I was born in the City of Memphis, I still visited kin in the Mississippi Delta where poverty was still the normal in living for millions in the deep South. I was witness to these conditions.

So, before you get off criticizing Phil Robertson, you might want to take a look at what almost everybody in the Old South had to do, black and white, to get along. White people were way better off, but if you were an elementary kid, or even high school kid, you really didn’t know all the facts and history of that society. Opportunities were stolen from black and white, alike.

It is a rewarding thing today to look up and down my street in the Atlanta Georgia area and count the number of black families with whom we are friends. My best neighbor, ever, is a black family. Our kids grew up together, and they are welcome in our house, or our daughter’s  wedding.

We have discussed some things about our racially motivated society, and I have no fear that our mutual love and people and our Christianity will overcome any problems that might arise. I believe we have come a long way.

This Phil Robertson thing will blow over, soon. Nobody will learn anything from it.

“False Controversies” Do Not Exist, Susan Rice!

Shame on Susan Rice, again. First, she lied to the American people about what happened on the 9/11 anniversary when our ambassador to Libya was murdered by Al Qaeda terrorists in a planned attack. She insisted that the reason for the attack was a dumb anti-Islam  video on YouTube.

Recently in an interview with CBS 60 Minutes, she told Leslie Stahl that the Benghazi scandal was a “false” controversy. Now, an event can either be controversial or not, but there is no such thing as a false controversy.

Got that? There is NO SUCH THING AS A FALSE CONTROVERSY! How can I say this with confidence? Well, it is just a little bit of logic, and a bit of the King’s English employed to point out another fallacy in Susan Rice’s words.

OK. If something happens, or somebody says something that someone else questions and pursues the perceived truth of a matter, then the situation is controversial. If something is controversial, it is controversial no matter the position of any one party of the discussion/argument.

A controversy is a controversy. It is the duty of the Administration to lay out their time line, explaining where every one was, and allowing the participants and witnesses to be interviewed. The Obama Administration has consistently stonewalled the Congress and the press on the Benghazi controversy.

We have a dead ambassador, and dead US citizens who were charged with protecting out people in a hostile country. Instead we get Susan Rice with her false controversy testimony.

The citizens of the United States and the employees of the Government who put themselves in harms way, daily, deserve better.

Susan Rice should resign, and be investigated for her culpability in the death of our representatives. The Cover Up begins with her.

It takes a lot of Tennessee Sippin’ Whiskey to cover-up this one, but I’m trying.

New Ad Campaign for Obama Care

picture of Burma Shave advertising signs
Burma Shave Signs – Wikipedia

For those of you who were born in the south in the early to mid-twentieth century, you will remember the famous bill board advertising campaigns of Burma Shave, Rock City, Ruby Falls, etc.

This was before the limited access interstate highway system when farmers could rent out the sides of their barns to let advertising companies paint their messages for all to see. What a trip down memory lane.

picture of bird house with Rock City on it
Rock City Ad on Birdhouse

Since our President is having a tough time selling his signature health care insurance program, I thought I would do some out-of-the-box creative stuff and help the Prez out a little.

Barry Baby needs to have his own Burma Shave type sign campaign, and here I offer a few example slogans to help put some lipstick on that pig called, Obama Care.

As you drive along
Life’s dreary highway
If you need help
Get ready to pay

Check your underwear
Make sure there’s no stain
If you crash your butt
You get nothing but pain

When times are tough
He’s got your back
Just watch your wallet
‘Cause that’s his knack

Check yourself
Before you wreck yourself
If you do
You’re in the poo
(hat tip to police chief David Oliver, Brimfield Ohio, and his Tweet vis-a-vis Kanye West)

Well, that’s my effort for the day. What would your signs say?

Keep Your Plan, The Man Says

I got that one right. Pundits say that this is the death knell of Obama Care, but I think the man has a plan to get through this in spite of the current problems. The web site will be fixed, and all those government and insurance computer systems will eventually be able to talk to each other. It will not take that long to fix it, either.

OK. Now that people can keep their old health care policies, they probably will not be able to resurrect the old policies because of bureaucratic inertia in the state governments and the insurance companies.

So, let’s look at how Obama gains.

1. Barack Obama has taken steps to stop the political bleeding. He doesn’t give an old sock about people as long as he is worshiped, daily, in the press. He knows that his legacy depends on what he can force the press to say about his performance.

2. The Affordable Care Act may have problems paying for all those policies that sick people will buy, but once again, Obama doesn’t care. He doesn’ t hesitate to spend money on things that he wants.

3. The ACA will still be around, even though it racks up stupendous deficits. Once again, Obama doesn’t care.

Long after Obama leaves office, the ACA will have embedded itself into our society so deeply that we cannot get rid of it.

My opinion is that Obama wins.

The “Keep Your Policy” Strategy

I have some suggestions, and so do you. Our wishes with respect to this President will never come true. He will never get lost on the way to work; he will not get the slobbering snots from his kids; he will not succumb to our deadly TV stares; and he will not fade gracefully into history. President Obama is like a bad dream. We cannot get rid of him before his term is ended.

Where Obama will go is pretty clear. He will stay his course, defending the despicable Affordable Care Act until the very end, whatever that is. I envision him making only a few compromises. This is out of character for him, but it may come to pass,

The Affordable Care Act will be Barack Obama’s legacy, and the left-wing press will do everything they can to tell us that ACA is a resounding, historical success. The press has so much invested in Barack Obama that they cannot let his administration die the natural death it deserves.

If the Republican Party plays its cards right, they will take over the Senate in 2014. Given their propensity to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, they may not make it.

In view of panicking Democrat Senators, there may be something happening, soon. Most likely, the Democrat Senators will suggest that Obama delay the individual mandate for some time. Bill Clinton has a better proposal.

Clinton suggests that Obama let people keep their existing health care policies. Whether Barack likes this or not, it is the best way out of a tough situation. Think about it.

If people get to keep their policies there will no longer be the hue and cry of lie, lie, lie addressed to the President. He will be viewed as contrite, and will even be forgiven for spending extra Billion$ to give millions of people free health care without having compensating funds on the income side of the ledger.

Free health care? Don’t you know that’s a real winner for the Democrat Party?

So, now you know the Big Plan. Free stuff for poor people and illegal aliens. What’s not to like about those votes?

Obama Care Surge

The Obama Care internet web site has cost over $500,000,000 to date, and will cost a lot more before it is in working order. I could go into hour-long rants of just how incompetent this administration is, but that will not save us any money. ‘

Indeed, the way to save money is to get rid of our most ignorant spendthrift, President Barack Obama.

Now, our lack-luster chief executive is instituting a so-called technology “surge” to correct a problem that should not have happened. Obama has already surged with our money.

Obama’s first surge in correcting the problem is a surge in misleading speeches. He says the product is great, but there are “glitches”. Oh, my! Glitches? The system is a Full-On Obama patented train wreck.

I don’t believe there has been a bigger failure in our history than Obama care. The problems are systemic, and almost no amount of money can fix the myriad problems. If we are really going to have this worst of all health care systems, they need to start over on the technology part, and demand those hundreds of millions of dollars back from those companies that gamed the system for fun and profit.