Like any good son, I call my mother every week. I sit through the usual litany of complaints about how I don’t call enough, I don’t visit enough, etc. Sometimes, Mom gives me both barrels. Take last Sunday. Mom turned to a topic that disappoints her more than I ever could have: politicians.
Global warming costs us all billions of dollars annually. Global warming jacks up your utility prices and it skims a layer of cash off the top of the taxpayers’ till through treaty obligations and Federal study programs. And sometimes, global warming exacts a real human cost.
If I were coming off as miserable a year as the one President Barack Obama and his Democratic accomplices endured in 2013, I suppose I might try some wild stunts to distract the increasingly unhappy electorate. Hell, if my 2013 had been as bad as Obama’s, I’d be almost desperate to turn my New Year’s frown upside-down.
According to Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, by offering yet another extension to the sign-up date for Obamacare, “President Obama has given us a gift.” But Obamacare is no gift. And those who cheer it as such forget the millions of Americans whose holidays Obamacare ruined.
The arrival of a new year often brings not only a chance to reflect on the year that just ducked out the back door, but also to make the usual empty promises we call “New Year’s resolutions.” Being the ruminative sort, I considered the New Year’s resolutions President Barack Obama might make were he the resolution-making sort.
On Dec. 19, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a partial delay in the individual mandate portion of the massive government overreach. This delay affects the millions of Americans whose policies were canceled by Obamacare’s ludicrous regulations.
Organizing for Action says we should all #GetTalking about enrolling in Obamacare this Christmas. Bah humbug! But we can get political, and we can do it without sacrificing Christmas cheer. And I’m going to help. Just sing along with this jaunty little jingle and satisfy the whole family.
As of this moment, Obama has the approval of only 43 percent of his employers. Presuming the Democrats are correct in believing that a majority trumps everything, then I have some very bad news for President Barack Obama and his peeps: You’re done.
President Barack Obama’s signature achievement coughed up more reminders late last week that it would probably work just as well had it been implemented by whoever writes all those kicky one-liners for Vice President Joe Biden.
No matter what your opinion of Nelson Mandela, you can’t argue that he was super-duper famous. His funeral was the biggest-ticket event of year. If a man’s measure can be taken by his funeral, then Mandela leaves the world with a gaping hole in its A-list photo ops that not even Jay-Z can fill.
Confronted with a vexing relative, Barack Obama automatically defaulted to dishonesty. Obama lied. Obama always lies. If Obama were just another liquor store clerk, his lying would be creepy and sad. But Obama is the President of the United States.
It’s almost as if the left simply refuses to comprehend it, despite its simplicity. Americans will not pay more for the borderline-toxic trimmings and unidentifiable animal parts that we call “fast food.” They’re never going to convince anyone that a “McRib” should cost $14.
Whether it’s a crowd trampling some poor security guard to death at the 5 a.m. Doorbuster Black Friday sale at the mall or someone stabbing someone else over the chance to buy an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, I’m still routinely unprepared for the holiday season headlines of mayhem and manslaughter amid the mirth and merriment.
I wish you all a sincerely happy Thanksgiving Day. May your holiday be filled with family, fun and enough caloric excess to keep you in a permanent food coma through the New Year. Here are a few suggestions for a festive holiday.
Last Thursday, the Senate Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), committed what might have been the most important assassination in 50 years. In a shocking move, Reid murdered the lone protection against a misguided Congressional majority: the Senate filibuster.
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is one of the few unsettled long-term debates that hasn’t become a crushing bore. I don’t know who killed Kennedy. And I’m beginning to suspect we may never really know. However, I do have some doubts about a few of the more prominent possibilities.