Well, I certainly hope everyone is enjoying President Obama’s “Recovery Summer II — The Empire Strikes Out.” Unemployment hovers just below 10 percent. Of course, that’s the number the Department of Labor is willing to admit. Any economist outside the Department of Labor will acknowledge the real rate is closer to 15 percent.
How long before every aspect of government has its own police force? Apparently, we are nearly there, as an 83-year-old New York woman found out on June 25. On that day, Darbe Pitofsky threw a brown bag filled with old papers in a city litter basket — a crime for which a city sanitation worker wrote a summons.
This past Monday evening, I mused silently for a moment about the “reason for the season,” so to speak. Taking in the patriotic panorama around me, I couldn’t help but wonder: How many of these people have spent a single moment wondering why we’re not at work today?
Senator Charles Grassley continues to peel back the layers of the U.S. inJustice Department’s conspiracy to send arms to Mexican drug dealers and use those gun sales as a pretext to impose stricter gun laws on the American people. Grassley has told news agencies that high-ranking Justice Department officials were briefed on Operation Fast and Furious and Operation Gunrunner as early as October 2009.
To suggest President Barack Obama is thin-skinned is an understatement on a par with: “Michael Moore should cut back on the Ben and Jerry’s.” In fact, as our embattled President has watched events spiral well beyond his meager talents, he appears to be developing a mild case of paranoia — even lashing out at his friends.
If there’s one thing President Barack Obama does well, it’s talk (as long as his teleprompter is handy). On Tuesday, Obama spouted more empty rhetoric from a manufacturing plant in Bettendorf, Iowa, when he said: “I want the cars and planes and wind turbines of the future to bear the proud stamp that says ‘Made in America.’”
I speak Spanish. Well, I speak high-school-distracted-by-the-hot-chick-in-front-of-me-in-class Spanish. As the Democratic-led U.S. Senate again tries to push through the amnesty-for-illegal-aliens DREAM Act, more and more often I’m noticing a sizable number of people who struggle with English the way I struggle with Spanish.
The Texas Legislature blinked Monday and passed a watered-down anti-groping bill that gives Transportation Security Administration agents carte blanche to continue groping travelers at Texas airports based on reasonable suspicion.
As it turns out, what Billy Sunday failed to accomplish, some unruly teenagers — with some assistance from the Democratic Party — are close to finishing. Chicago — the home of deep-dish pizza, Al Capone and a sizeable number of adolescents in dire need of an extended stay at a juvenile detention center — is facing a new crime wave.
Protecting your property — whether your home, your animals or your garden — is key, especially if there’s been a breakdown in civil order. Protection is something everyone needs to consider, no matter his level of preparedness.