”Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.”

   Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

In the June 27 issue of the “Weekly Standard” Barton Swain reviewed Stephen Hess’ book about the improbable association of President Nixon and Patrick Moynihan during the first two years (1962-64) of Nixon’s presidency.  Though a liberal, Moynihan had been vilified by fellow believers for his “Moynihan Report,” which declared that “government policies aimed at solving economic problems were predestined to fail if they neglected to account for cultural habits.”  Moynihan concluded that “at heart of the deterioration of the fabric of the Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family.  He had concluded that culture, not government policy, determines outcomes.

You can imagine all the liberal waste matter that hit the political fan when the leftists read that.  Blaming the victim, they cried, a mantra that exists to this day and prevents any hope of progress.   Moynihan also wrote that government policies had consistently worsened outcomes for black Americans   “The steady expansion of [welfare programs] … can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.”

In one of his first memos to Nixon, he summarized the essence of a lecture by Harvard sociologist, Paul Weaver.

From Moynihan:  “His (Weaver’s) central point — an immensely disturbing one — is that the social system of American and British democracy that grew up in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was able to be exceedingly permissive with regard to pubic matters precisely because it could depend on its citizens to be quite disciplined with respect to private ones.  (Italics mine)

Hillary To Propose Universal Hotel Care

Hillary Clinton gave a shriekingly rousing speech on the campaign trail yesterday announcing a bold legislative plan to provide Universal Hotel Care to every travelling American.  The AHCB or the Affordable Hotel Care Bill would guarantee every American an affordable hotel room or suite in any city in the United States, with no co-pay.

“Our spy in the Sanders campaign told us that Bernie was flirting with the same idea so we pre-empted it,” said Huma Abedin, the Good Wife of famed penis portraiturist, Anthony Weiner.  “All’s fair in love and politics,” she continued.  “We got there first, and Bernie can suck wind.”

In her speech, Hillary screamed out the question “Why should any citizen of this great country have to stay with friends or family because they can’t afford a decent hotel room?  Why should a hard-working American have to crash in someone’s living room, or pump up an airbed in an acquaintance’s basement because a hotel room would crash his budget?”

Patterned after the deliriously successful Affordable  Care Act, Americans would sign up for Hotel Care Insurance, even if they never travel.   If they do travel without being insured, hotel rooms will cost them three times the going rate.  Pre-existing travel conditions will be covered with proof of  planned family gatherings of any kind.

The Clinton staff coordinated her speech with commercials showing  stories of  horrific American travel experiences, like families having to wait in line to use their host’s bathrooms and insufficient towels.   Another traveler tearfully said she had to make her own bed before breakfast.  Others told of guest rooms without a television, or a television that wasn’t cable ready.  We then see true but “simulated” scenes of house guests forced to get out of bed to change channels because there were no remotes.

Why I Love Liberals

After a few years of disparaging liberals, especially the ones who’ve morphed into leftist progressives (or whatever they’re calling themselves) I started to realize that I’m really in sync with them much more than I realized.  

They are the watchdogs against all that is wrong with America.

The latest example is Stevenson College in California.  Students and some faculty created a Star Wars sci-fi binge-watching event for fans of this genre.   The question about what food to serve came up and someone (a definite racist) suggested Mexican food.  This insidious attack on Hispanics would have gone unnoticed in America’s racist culture were it not for some alert, ever watchful liberals, who unearthed the truth behind this racist food choice.

This is the reasoning that revealed the truth:  Sci-fi deals with aliens, aliens mean illegal aliens, illegal aliens mean illegal immigrants which means that Mexican food is a racist attack on Hispanics.

Thank God someone discovered this racist insult.  Action was swift by the liberal administration.  The event was cancelled and the heroic Dr. Carolyn Golz, a college administrative officer, issued a three paragraph apology (as if three paragraphs is enough, but that’s for another time.)  Ms. Golz wrote “As a result of this incident, I will require cultural competence training for Programs staff, in addition to implementing mechanisms for future program planning that will ensure college programs are culturally sensitive and inclusive.” 

Hurrah and kudos to Dr. Golz for her courageous response and to the alert liberal students who called this abusive event to her attention.  The name of the student who suggested Mexican Food is being severely disciplined and his identity hasn’t been revealed to prevent attacks (justified, we think) on his person by the powerful tweeting, army of liberal social media.


The Pettiness Of Democrats

It’s being reported that Senate Democrats will block a resolution to honor Margaret Thatcher.

If so, I’m asking whether there is a limit to their pettiness.  What a churlish, smug, unfeeling bunch they are.  They are so bewitched by their cultish agenda that they have no room in their shriveled souls for decency.  They have lost whatever capacity they may have had for humanity.

When talking about these hypocritical, soulless, agenda zombies I’m reminded of a young lady I dated when I was a young man living and working in New York.  She lived on the Upper West Side, which is a coven of liberalism.  Her mother went marching for Chavez on a couple of times I visited them.  She was ardent, almost hysterical in her support of Chavez.  She refused to buy grapes … even grape jelly.  What a committed heroine to the cause she was.

And yet, I many times witnessed her treating her Hispanic maid like shit, with no courtesy, kindness or consideration.  She used her authority like a cudgel, insisting she work extra hours when she had a whim to include a never-before-mandated chore, preventing her from going home to prepare a meal for her family.  She humiliated her in in my presence a number of times and then headed out for her cause, her love of Chavez and her hatred for grapes.

This is how I view todays Democrats, or liberals or progressives or whatever they call themselves — anything but Socialists or Marxists.

They are totalitarians, brooking nothing they disapprove of.

As Denis Prager said, ‘The right thinks the left is wrong, very wrong.  The left thinks the right is evil.’




St. Barack Of Ward 42

In a stunning announcement, Pope Francis has declared that he will make Barack Obama a saint, glorifying this clean, articulate young President as the Church’s two thousandth six hundred and forty-first saint and the only one sanctified while still alive.

His official canonical designation will be St. Barack Of Ward 42. The Vatican’s holy people are consulting with the President’s holy people to determine what he’ll be saint of. Current speculation is that he will be named the Patron Saint of Celebrities.

Pope Francis first learned about Obama’s saintly qualities some years ago when rumors of his miraculous effect on people began to emerge after his trip to Europe.

“These were indeed wondrous stories of transformations,” said Vatican spokesman, Cardinal Annuncio Proclamma. “People in his presence came away in ecstasy, their minds clouded with ardor and blankness.” He added, “few people have the holiness to cloud men’s minds. Only The Shadow did that.”

Others were so frenzied they endlessly repeated the name Obama, often speaking it in tongues — Obama, Ojamba, Jamabun, Mabamba, Balloona, Ombajaba, Pahjamah, Behnihanah, Cinnabonna, Kakadoodie, Bubonah, Kokomomah, Peckinpaba, Cahwahbonga and Jub.  It was wondrous to hear the babble of his followers.

Soon after the initial reports of Obama’s fervent hold on the blank minded, stories of individual miracles began to emerge. Gunnar Schmidt of Munich said that after Obama walked past Schmidt’s Mercedes, the car started getting sixty-three miles to the litre — in city traffic. A woman who requested anonymity claimed that after fifteen years of being unable to bear children, she now likes them a lot.  She plans to open a day care center in her village.


Joe Biden, the man we’re burdened with as vice president just admitted that he and Obama plan to tax the rich for one trillion dollars.  We’ve heard their litany for years now.

  • Tax the rich
  • The rich should pay their fair share
  • If the rich paid their fair share we could lower our debt
  • If the rich paid their fair share, we could reduce the deficit

As far as we know, Obama’s budget is projected to be three point eight trillion, a budget the entire Congress rejected, including all Democrats.    And let’s remember, that Obama had the house and senate for two years and did nothing.  No budget was ever presented or passed.

So much for taking care of business.  Oops!  Just slipped our minds.  This little truth is like that item you stick in a drawer for safe keeping and forget it’s there.   But that’s another story of administration incompetence.

So, let’s start solving our debt and deficit by taxing that disgustingly rich 1% to pay their fair share, — whatever that is. But why stop at one percent? Let’s take the top eleven percent. And let’s not tax them. Let’s CONFISCATE their income for a year and give it to the government. According to Obama, that would make a big difference.

A chart  made by Emmanuel Saez of Berkeley was published some months ago in the NY Times.  It shows where the hated 1% fit in the hierarchy of income as of 2008. I’m going beyond the 1$, let’s take the top 5%.  Full disclosure, it was taken from 2008 figures.  I suspect we’re not that far off and, in fact, given the lousy economy the figures might be even lower.  Nevertheless:
  • The first column below indicates the number of families in that row.


Please Take Me Home


Went missing January 6, 2008


Eighteen by twenty four inches, beige with black impressions.   Probably armed, but not violent. 


Last seen in White House January 5, 2008 by George W. Bush.


Last person in its possession calls himself Barack H. Obama,  a Progressivist who considers the document an inconvenient obstacle to his goal of transforming the country to Socialism.

The document is being daily abused by its abductors.  Calls for media coverage and investigation have fallen on deaf ears.


If not found on November 6, it will be dead in four years.


If you know the whereabouts of this document, please contact Romney Headquarters.


They’ll know how to get it back.


The Official Diaper Of the Obama Administration

Hide the Stink

Valerie Jarrett, the Obama Administration’s Dick Cheney³ , has told Obama operatives that  PANDERS is the official diaper of the Obama administration and urges all Democrats and Progressives to use them at will.  They can be dispensed at town hall meetings, mall openings, meet-and-greets and, of course, on the campaign trail, where Obama B.S. has become too great for shovel ready disposal.

Obama PANDERS will also come in two boxes:  Red and Blue.   The Blue box will target the blue states to keep them in the Obama B.S. corral, while the heavy duty Red box will be used in Red states. These will be very powerful Panders, although they haven’t yet been tested on voters who are actually paying attention to the country’s troubles.

PANDERS will come in separate pander poop absorbencies for gays, women, Hispanics, African Americans,  students, the disabled, unions, the unemployed (except for white men), native Americans, Asians, environmentalists, the jobless, underwater home owners and, of course, the largest constituency of all –  morons.

Smell the Win
Win the Smell

Pander poop absorbency levels are determined by complex algorhythms utilizing vectors of each groups’ susceptibility quotient, I.Q, previous pander impact, cynicism velocipede and a very secret ingredient provided by Al Gore, who invented algorhythms, along with the Internet and Man Made Global Warming.

Low poop absorbency PANDERS are expected to be used for those who still intend to vote for Obama despite impending economic Armageddon, high rates of unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcies and sixteen trillion in debt, will get the light B.S. absorbency PANDER because little pandering needs to be done to win their votes.  They’re Pandered up.   A similar  B.S. absorbency PANDER will be used in the African American community for similar reasons.  They have already absorbed the Obama.

What Is Romney Hiding?

Just askin’

This is the calling card complaint  made by people about Romney when they wonder why he’s only released two years of tax returns. Another way it’s put is “If he has nothing to hide, why won’t he release them?”  (An ad of pictures of presidents who have revealed their tax returns indicates Romney only released 1 year of tax returns.   Another Democrat deception — it’s been two years,  not one.

Okay, let’s get real.  Let’s think about this.  If Romney hasn’t filed tax returns over the past ten years, does anyone in their right mind think that the IRS wouldn’t have been on his ass by now?  Knowing what we do about this buzzard bureaucracy, who’ll come after you for unreported profits from a lemonade stand, do we REALLY think that they OVERLOOKED Mitt Romney?  What the hell are people smoking?

What is he hiding, then?  That he made a lot of money?  Big effin’ deal.  Lots of people make lots of money.   Many of them Democrats and Liberals.   Do you have a problem with that?  I don’t.  If you do, why?

Is he hiding the fact that he didn’t pay ANY taxes some of those years as the scurvy Harry Reid suggested from unnamed sources?  Like … you think the IRS wouldn’t have noticed?

Is he hiding the fact that he took advantage of EVERY LOOPHOLE AND SHELTER that our Congress, Democrat and Republican, put in the tax code to satisfy their Republican AND Democrat cronies and constituents so that THEY can take advantage of the same loopholes and tax shelters as Romney might have?  Is that it?

If it is, then tough.   Until you fix Congress, this shit happens.  And Romney is no different from every other “rich” American.  Hey, General Electric hasn’t paid ANY taxes.

Three Things About Ryan’s Medicare Plan in 100 Words

There is so much misunderstanding and outright lies about Paul Ryan’s medicare proposals, chief among them being that the GOP wants to get RID of Medicare as we know it.  GET RID of it!  How can you reason with such blatant ignorance!? So, to start straightening some things out:

From James Pethokoukis

Number one: No one over the age of 55 would be affected in any way.

Number two:  Traditional Medicare fee-for-service would remain available for all. ‘Premium support’ — that is, government funding of private insurance plans chosen by individuals — is an option for those who choose it. No senior would be forced out of the traditional Medicare program against his will.”

Number three:  Overall funding for Medicare under the Ryan-Wyden plan is scheduled to grow at the same rate as under President Obama’s proposals. Is this ‘gutting Medicare’ and ‘ending Medicare as we know it’? In reality, it’s the market giving seniors cheaper, higher quality choices they can take if they wish, with the traditional program remaining an option.”

Otherwise, Medicare “as we know it” is going broke.

Ten Reasons To Vote For Paul Ryan

Well, when you compare him to the other guy……………………………………..>>>>>>>

    1. Ryan never asked a crippled man to stand up.
    2. He never announced at a public function that an Irish Prime Minister’s mother was dead when she was alive.
    3. Ryan knows that FDR never went on television.
    4. He never mistook a living Supreme Court justice for a dead one.
    5. He never suggested that you had to be a foreigner (with an accent) to go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts.
    6. He’s not surprised that a black man is bright, articulate and clean.
    7. Ryan knows that the President’s name isn’t Barack America.
    8. He knows that “jobs” isn’t a three letter word.
    9. Ryan hasn’t plagiarized the speech and life of a British Labour politician, nor  his own law school papers.
    10. And, most important — Ryan doesn’t need hair plugs.

What Would Jiminy Cricket Do?

Some research has demonstrated that the belief  that  first thoughts are more right than wrong is a myth.  In a survey, students who changed their first test answers to others were right a significantly larger percentage of times than those who stood pat.

But what about first instincts?  Say you find a wallet full of money somewhere.  Tempting!  My guess is our  first instinct would be to keep the money.  But then that darned conscience kicks in and most or us  would try to return the wallet.  It’s the right thing to do.  The moral and ethical thing to do.  The decent thing.

The leaders and spokespeople of today’s progressive movement are challenging that response.

Oh, they might return the wallet and act ethically in small day-to-day matters, but that second thought, the one with the conscience, doesn’t seem to be a part of the progressive political and media arsenal.  This isn’t surprising because their first instinct is victory, keeping power and promoting their zealously held totalitarian agenda.

The most recent example is Obama’s Joe Soptic ad, which implies that Mitt Romney’s decisions and actions at Bain Capital were strongly responsible for his wife’s death.

Now, politicians at both ends of the spectrum fudge issues, omit facts, skew content and spin the truth out of existence and into the political ether.  The left is way better at this, by the way.  But both sides frame issues in a way that’s favorable to their side.

But this is not spin.  It’s a lie.  A blatant lie.  The truth is:

Mitt Romney gave up leadership of Bain Capital in 1999. The steel plant was closed in 2001.   Soptic lost his health insurance, but his wife was still working and had hers. She lost her job and insurance in 2003. Her illness and cancer were discovered in 2006, when Romney was ending his fourth year as governor of Massachusetts.