Congress? An inconvenience.
The Constitution? An obstacle to be overcome.
Fifteen times as many executive orders as any other president in history.
If only Obama were as smart as he thinks himself to be.
If only Obama were as tough on our enemies as he is on our allies.
If only gall were courage, he would be a great man.
Worst in history, and it's not close.posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:14
Yet another multiple gun murder in a mall. This time, it was in Maryland, a state with very strict gun control laws. How long, how many lives will it take until gun grabbers realize gun control takes weapons only from law abiding folks?
Gun free zone = happy hunting ground.
The overall US murder rate is one of the highest in the world. However, when you omit statistics from areas with the strictest gun control - D.C., New York, Chicago, etc. - we are near the lowest in the world.
For heaven's sake, folks, figure it out.posted @ Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:09
It's "the defining challenge of our time," says President Barack Obama...
whose policies have made it much worse than ever. But he'd like to do so much more. Perfect. If only he were as smart as he thinks himself to be.
Here's one glaring error:
"Q. Does it matter if some people are much richer than others?
... It can slow economic growth, in part because richer Americans save more of their income than do others."
No, they invest more. That stimulates the economy and provides jobs and growth.
Another flaw in the statistics underlying this analysis:
"Saez's figures don't include government benefits, such as Social Security or food stamps, or employer payments for health insurance, that benefit the less-than-rich."
The lowest income quintile spends, on average, 140% of their annual income. Guess where the extra money comes from - you and me.
Help get lower income Americans off the plantation. Vote conservative.posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 09:27
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - @snarkydude: Had the same remark been made by a conservative commentator, the left would still be shrieking that they be fired.
Actually many on the left, me included, think that A&E made a huge mistake by suspending Phil Robertson. Phil has a perfect right to make asinine comments about gays and blacks. But we also have the right to call him on his comments. That is what a free society is all about. [/quote]
Bingo. Ignore, if you like. Criticize, if it suits you. But no one should be silenced. Let the ratings speak for themselves. Which they have been doing regarding MSPMS.posted @ Monday, January 6, 2014 - 15:35
The government serves itself.
In a recent Gallup poll, 72% of respondents cited big government as the greatest threat to the nation, while 22% cited big business. The public is figuring it out.posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 16:06
@loveUSA: Yep. The worthless MSM bend over backward to avoid mentioning the 'mission' of the expedition - to collect empirical evidence of global warming. Apparently, the belief of these warmists is invulnerable to empirical evidence.
Still, it's good that progressives have religion, of sorts.
Perhaps it's time for anti-capitalists to hatch a new scam.posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 15:57
Justice.posted @ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 15:50
If Islamic extremists lay down their arms, there would be no war.
If Israel lay down her arms, there would be no Israel.posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:34
"Not their fault.."
Must be Bush's fault.
Pitiful.posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:33
@AF Redux: "Palin delighted after Martin Bashir was fired from his MSNBC TV show..."
What do you think she is, a liberal? She probably, gasp, prayed for him.posted @ Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 20:01
Chik-Fil-A revenues are still as a result their punishment. If GQ didn't want Phil to voice his opinion, they ought not to have asked him. They wanted controversy. They got controversy.
"Hatred and bigotry" is NOT the same thing as expressing a viewpoint with which you disagree. What do you want, freedom of speech for everyone who agrees with you?
The apology will come from A & E. Duck Dynasty will continue to be successful on any channel.posted @ Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 08:20
Semper Fi.posted @ Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 09:24
[quote][b]melmarino[/b] - Hey, Tim and his wife own a house in Athens. They did a good job of picking up a bargain, too. They bought a foreclosed house at 2/3 of its regular price.
The irony (and wrinkly) is that he has spent most of the last two years with Occupy Athens talking about evil banks and foreclosures, but saw no reason this year not to capitalize on a foreclosure for his own benefit. (The same way that Edwards fellow and his wife did.)
Lovely set of principles, there, Timmy.
Imagine that, a liberal hypocrite.
But I repeat myself.posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 09:12
Superb column, Ed. Eloquent, evocative, elucidating.
One of your very best, IMHO.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 19:07
[quote][b]RightIswrong[/b] - I just remember that the holiday season that followed was the absolutely worst in my eleven year existence; truly a sad, sad time.
Bingo. Well put.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 19:04
Pitts picked a peach with this one. Brilliant column. Perhaps we should all wear buttons that read, "I don't want to hear half of your conversation."posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:43
ostrygod - "We may be a bunch of tiresome, whiny losers online, but in real life, we are much worse."
Speak for yourself. I am a hail fellow well met, whether I agree with your politics or not.posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:42
[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - (If a judgeship an be bought on a local level, why not the Supreme level?).[/quote]
I'm sure all the conservative justices bought their position. But the liberals are all righteous crusaders, richly deserving of their title. Right?posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:36
"If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system — and it has — brace yourself for something worse."
Obviously, the government created huge problems when it tried to fix it, with McCain-Feingold, and 527's entered the picture.
Government is the king of unintended consequences, and Obama is the prince of big government. He tried to close the 'gap between the rich and the poor,' and it grew.
The 'problem' is that successful people are smarter than government.
The solution is the smallest government possible.posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:34
1) term limit of one, to take us back to citizen legislators;
2) FairTax, to put the lobbyists out of business.posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:28
Bush's fault, no doubt.
Obama is a child sitting in a grown-up's seat. His feet don't even touch the floor.posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:22
Global warming strikes again.posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 08:19
Takes a while to adjust to married life.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 10:11
Al Sharpton will be here right away to demand justice.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 10:05
Obama says fight for gun laws 'ought to obsess us'
Too bad he's not obsessed with saving lives.posted @ Monday, September 23, 2013 - 01:58
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more