It was always just a question of time for Al Gore. The man who was nearly elected president in 2000 has flipped his lid, cracked his nut or popped his cork. His latest ingenious idea is to remove cars from all the cities of the world. And all it will take is $90 trillion.
“American Sniper” is the “true story” of Chris Kyle, a man we are told is America’s most proficient sniper with “160 confirmed kills” to his name. Yet there may be a gap between the real Kyle and the fictionalized one developed by director Clint Eastwood.
I wrote this article before the State of the Union address, so I don’t know what President Barack Obama said. My best bet is that he bragged about how well his policies have rebuilt the economy. It’s a lie. Obama and his lapdog, the Federal Reserve Board, have barely held the country together.
In the wake of the Paris slaughter that took place last week at Charlie Hebdo, the President’s mouthpieces have already busied themselves in explaining away any connection between that act and the peace-loving followers of Islam. It’s time for him to come out of the closet as a Muslim.
The price of oil is sinking faster than the Titanic. The influence on it is Saudi Arabia, which has opened up the spigots, forcing down the price of oil to $50 per barrel compared to $110 last summer. The big winner in the crude sweepstakes is Saudi Arabia. The big losers are U.S. petroleum and shale oil producers.
I’ve gotten old enough to have a modicum of wisdom to go with my gray hair and pot belly. On the basis of my experiences, I urge you to spend this Christmas sharing your love and not worrying about who got what.
Following 9/11, President George W. Bush wanted Baghdad to be another Venice with the Tigress River as its picturesque canal. A dozen years later, American intervention has led to ethnic cleansing and the rise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Sunni leader of the Islamic State.
Race relations are the touchstone for the current outrage. But the principle reason for the outrage has more to do with the political divide within the country after four decades of ruinous economic policies.
It is a misconception that liberty is handed down to us by government. Liberty has to be earned through individuals’ acting responsibly. Government is the thief in the night who takes away our liberty when we, as a society, act irresponsibly.
Our ongoing war with Islam, largely over their oil, can be won soon. That is because American oil is being easily pumped from our domestic oilfields and refined into cheaper and cheaper gasoline. To me that smells like victory!
President Barack Obama has said he will approve the Keystone XL pipeline only if it proves to be in the strategic interest of the United States. The president seems to forget strategic interests change, sometimes in a heartbeat.
Like the first knife-thrust into Julius Caesar, the awful era of President Barack Obama came to a crashing end last week with Republican victories in the House and Senate. But the ongoing celebration over Obama’s political death is utter nonsense.
Pride has been discussed much this past week, mostly gay pride because of Tim Cook’s statement about something very personal. It got me to thinking: What can I be really prideful of or, more importantly, why are some people so prideful for no other reason than they are simply different?
Is ISIS, the devil we don’t know, any worse than the House of Saud, the devil we do know? Neither wants to drill for petroleum in the United States or run a pipeline from Canada. That is an evil that President Barack Obama and most of Congress cannot accept.
AIDS! I remember reading about it in The Wall Street Journal like it happened yesterday. The truth is it was back in 1985 and Rock Hudson had it. An insidious disease was carried by one of Hollywood’s great leading men.
The majority of Americans now believe that airstrikes alone will not destroy the Islamic State (aka ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq and that, therefore, American boots will be needed on the ground. I have an alternative: America does nothing.
What we all need is the proper balance between thought and action. Everyone knows the consequences of too much action and not enough thought. But ruination can also come from too much thought and not enough action.
The network news is selling the next planned blockbuster: “Iraq II, The Return to Baghdad.” Never mind that the original project was an abject failure and that the crisis that exists today is entirely the result of the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
It rarely makes the news when Saudi Arabia, one of America’s closest allies, beheads nonviolent criminals. Yet in a recent PBS interview, Bill Maher quoted a New York Times story, saying 19 beheadings have occurred in the kingdom since the news broke that the Islamic State had begun beheading Westerners.
I grow furious as ever more apologists speak to the popular media to proclaim that the Islamic State (aka ISIS or ISIL) is an evil group but is in no way a reflection of the loving, peaceful religion that is Islam. It is time to wake up to the truth that Islam is both a religion and a dangerous ideology bent on world domination.
Last month, the president ignored everything else that was going on in the nation and the world to have dinner with 50 leaders of African states as well as some 350 other guests, including key members of his administration and the few supporters on Capitol Hill whom he can count on.
That there is something wrong at the White House is becoming apparent in the wake of the cancer that can be seen in the growing violence in the Middle East by the Islamic State. The terrorist group also known as ISIS or ISIL is a cancer that is a long-term threat to all of us.
African-Americans are mad as hell. And at least some of that blame must fall on the shoulders of President Barack Obama, who promised blacks racial healing along with economic prosperity in his 2008 presidential campaign and then miserably failed at delivering either.