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Something To Celebrate

December 23, 2011 by  

My favorite Christmas present. Since Christmas is still around the corner, I haven’t opened all of my gifts yet. But it will be hard to top the delight from one small package I received. It’s the 2012 Barack Obama Out Of Office Countdown calendar. And, yes, it is exactly what the name implies: a day-by-day countdown until the time a new President has been elected. The subtitle is “Yes, The End Is Near!” The list price is a measly $12.99. The message: priceless.

Another person who won’t be flying anywhere. Minnesota’s maverick former governor, Jesse Ventura, refuses to fly anywhere these days because of the Transportation Security Administration’s invasive airport inspections.  In fact, he sued the TSA for violating his 4th Amendment rights to privacy. The case was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Ventura hasn’t decided whether to appeal.

Who says Ron Paul can’t win? The Wall Street Journal, among others. In fact, “Why Ron Paul Can’t Win” was the title of a column last week by Journal political analyst Kimberley Strassel. It will be interesting to see if Republicans in Iowa agree with this neoconservative mouthpiece. I have a hunch a lot of folks think Representative Paul has a lot of the right ideas — even if he got only 89 seconds in a nationally televised debate to share them.

Another victim of the OWS protests. Even though those “jobless, clueless, soapless” protesters, as I called them last week, have been forced to vacate New York’s Zuccotti Park, the damage they caused continues. The latest casualty is Milk Street Cafe, a restaurant adjacent to the park. Barricades put up by the city, ostensibly for “protection,” are still blocking access to the cafe, even though the protesters are long gone. Mill Street’s closure will result in the layoff of 70 employees. It laid off 21 people in October because of slower business brought on by the protesters. I wonder if that bothers the “idealists” of OWS even a little bit. Somehow, I doubt it.

–Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • peter

    You can keep that ( the countdown calendar )as a souvenir Chip to stare at in horror when the countdown is completed, because Obama will definitely be re-elected and the Republican muddlers have’nt a clue when it comes to picking a candidate. This is like the one team getting the victory by default and I,m afraid that you are going to be very disappointed, but hey, enjoy the Festive Season anyway and be blessed.

    • wandamurline

      keep on dreaming dude. Two years ago, we had a three time Demorat representative in our District….even the Republican (RINOS) biggies of the largest city in that District made TV ads. Our little candidate was a black constitutional school teacher and we were told that the Demorat could and would not be defeated….well, with the help of the tea parties across the District, we hit the streets and the shopping arenas and worked from home on our computers, and when the dust settled, guess who was the representative…it sure as hell was not the 3 term Demorat…our little “nobody” had beat him really badly. So, you keep on dreaming….Obama is going to be a one term president regardless of how dirty his politics are.

    • GRusling

      Some people are just born clueless, but hey, don’t lose “HOPE” because Obama is counting on each and every one of you…

    • BGinTN

      Not so fast sir,

      Now Three!

      Happy Christmahanakwamadan from the Legal Department

      Season’s Greetings from the legal department (For the Politically Challenged)

      Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all…

      …and a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only “AMERICA” in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

      (By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.) – The Patriot Post

      • Joe H.

        i only got ONE answer to that. Merry CHRISTmas!!!!

        • USAF VET

          Yes Joe, Merry Christ-mass and a very Happy New Year.

    • JTB

      Peter, you indeed live in la la land. obama is about to get slammed! I can’t wait for debates when whoever brings out fast & furious, solandrya, spending trillions and no one can account where most of it has gone. and without his teleprompter he’ll be stuttering all over the place. See ya obama you’re history and history will not be kind to him! Love it.

      • WickedPickle

        Read the political connotations surrounding that ‘failed’ project.. When Obama okay’d this green project, the parts for it were expensive but not altogether unprofitable but just as the green light came on, China glutted the market with these parts which caused the investment to fail because the parts had already been acquired BEFORE the drop in prices which would have made them all lose profit on the market to keep up (similar to usps’ profit margin before rivals fed-x and ups came on the scene). No one could have anticipated that China would pull off such a ploy but THAT is what helped caused the bankruptcy.. Read up and realize there are other Countries jealous of our success and will at any time squelch our good intentions.. That’s why it’s crucial that we bring back American made products else other Presidents will suffer the same fates.

  • cawmun cents

    My favorite Christmas gift is Jesus Christ,God’s gift to all.
    Obama will come and go,but his legacy will fade.
    God’s legacy lives on forever.
    Praise His Holy Name.
    In Jesus’Name,

    • Robert


      May we all come to know Him as our Lord and Savoir for eternal life.

      He is the Way , Truth and Life; No one comes to the Father but by Him who purchased our sins on the Cross. Halleluiah!!

  • JimH

    Mery Christmas everybody.

  • JimH

    Merry Christmas everybody.

  • Wil

    Clueless O-bots.Even some of the Democrats want him to step down and have Hillarity run instead.

    • WickedPickle

      Now who in hell would want THAT to happen? Even the Hillary is openly rejecting that proposition and for good reason.. She knows and realizes that her winning the nomination either to run or replace Obama and IF she wins, there will be no letting up of the general public accusing HER (a woman) of much more than their piling up on our present President.. It would be a major tactical error and not only does she realize this but so does her party.. and the GOP? Well, the GOP would definitely have a hay day.. Put H.Clinton out of your mind.. She won’t touch it until at least 2016 (if even then).

  • WickedPickle

    Keep your calendar, I’m not about to make someone profitable by knocking someone else’s personality whether deserved or not.

  • James

    Why would you call Ron Paul a neoconservative mouthpiece?

    • James


      He is certainly not “Neo” by any means, and has never acted as
      anyone’s mouthpiece. (only his own)

      • Joe H.

        He is calling KIMBERLY STRASSEL A neoconservative mouthpiece not Ron Paul!!! Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano in 2012!!!!!


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