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Victim of your own success?

*Are you a “taker”? If you’ve been even halfway successful, apparently our president thinks so. During a town hall address last week, President Barack Obama said, “[My opponents’] basic view is that no matter how successful I am, no matter how much I’ve taken from this country… somehow I now have no obligation to people […]

Tax Freedom Day, “King” Charles And Shameless Vote Buying In India

*Congratulations! Now you get to keep some. Shame on me. I failed to mention that Tax Freedom Day occurred on Tuesday, April 12. In case you’re not familiar with the phrase, it’s a calculation of when the money you earn is yours to keep, instead of going to Uncle Sam. This year, the Tax Foundation […]

Foreign Banks, Ben Franklin, President Carter And Russian Money

*Ben Bernanke’s foreign bank bonanza. Documents from the Federal Reserve confirm that the central bank loaned more than $70 billion to foreign banks during the 2008 financial crisis—including some $26 billion to a bank owned by Moammar Gadhafi’s Central Bank of Libya. The news is sure to spur increased calls for an investigation of the […]

April Fool’s Day Pranks, The Donald And Pinching Pennies

*A belated April Fool’s Day to you. Although I’ve pulled pranks on family and friends almost every April 1 since I got out of diapers, I didn’t do anything to mark the occasion last Friday. Not so, many other folks. Among my favorites, billionaire British entrepreneur Richard Branson issued a press release stating, “Branson buys […]

John Cleese And The Terror Threat Level Of Nations

*The British response to terrorist threats. Many thanks to my favorite funny Englishman, John Cleese, for the following: The English are concerned about the recent increase in terrorist activities, and have therefore raised their security level from “miffed” to “peeved.” If the threats continue to grow, the security levels may be raised to “irritated” or […]

The Donald, TSA, Obama’s Deceitful Staff And A Crook

Can Donald Trump Save America? That was the unlikely headline of a lengthy (and mostly admiring) article in Human Events, the weekly tabloid that likes to brag it’s been “leading conservative media since 1944.” 

Queen Pelosi, Michael Moore, “Too Much” And Kennedy’s Brothel

*Bet she still won’t be flying coach. A recent tidbit about former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reveals that the Air Force spent more than $2 million flying her and her cronies between San Francisco and Washington for the past two years. The tab includes $101,429.14 for such “in-flight expenses” as chocolate-covered strawberries. Yes, Madam Speaker […]

Fat Pets, Beheading Sarah, Paying More And Congressional Watchdogs

*Is it really this big a problem? The Wall Street Journal touted one of its major stories in an “above the fold” headline on the front page two weeks ago. Ready for the earth-shaking story? “Fat Pets: A Growing Problem.” The article inside, in case you want to look it up, contained all sorts of suggestions […]

Dirty Fighting, Stupid Mullahs, Zimbabwe And Tax Cheats

Did you see what Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, the 20-year-old Saudi jihadist who was just arrested, wanted to do?….Like the leaders in Iran who decided to outlaw Valentine’s Day this year…. 

A Carbon Copy, Media Lies, Pour The Wine And Wisconsin

The people of Egypt forced their president to resign. They were angry because Hosni Mubarak couldn’t get the economy to grow, ignored or punished those who opposed him, defied court rulings that said his edicts were unconstitutional, exploited class differences, and tried to curb or control communications, including the Internet. 

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