November 18 –
ROMNEY'S LOSS BEGAN 50 YEARS
PETRAEUS A PATRIOT? ...
HOSTESS WITH THE LEAST-EST
At the risk of
offending liberals/progressives/socialists/communists by adopting
one of their pet terms, let us address “root causes.”
While conservatives are sorting thru the rubble of the election
searching for reasons why more than half of American voters
chose to continue an utterly failed presidency in the midst of
economic disaster and foreign policy failures while mired in a
slough of lies, they might look at the real root
The radicals who cheered for Che Guevara, communist
murderer and spat upon American troops returning from Vietnam
achieved their long-term goal. They infiltrated the structure of
American education. They and their acolytes took advantage of
the deeply-held respect for teachers ingrained in generations of
parents while spoon-feeding their children the very political
doctrine other Americans had died resisting. “America is evil,
socialism is good, etc. etc.”
let them get away with it. And now we see the result.
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Precisely what grade of moron believes Attorney
General Eric Holder didn't tell Obama that the head of
the CIA, Petraeus, was being investigated long before the
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Please. Let us hear no more bullfeathers from or
about General Petraeus and his noble commitment to “Duty, honor,
country.” The man knew he was lying – to Congress, yet – when he
went along with the bogus story that the Benghazi murders were
provoked by some video about Muslims.
He's a self-aggrandizing scumbag who not only
betrayed his wife, he betrayed the whole country. In a rational
world, he'd have his scrawny butt thrown in prison for perjury.
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One ongoing episode and its permutations tells
you all you need to know about liberals' understanding of
Hostess is a company that makes bakery
products. Twinkies, Ho-Ho's, Wonder Bread and cupcakes are its
best-known products. It is in a competitive industry. It got
caught in a cost vs. price bind. It was forced by economic
circumstances to tell its workers it could no longer continue
doing business on a money-losing basis.
Union leaders and activists evidently
thought the company could, should and would continue to pay
workers wages and benefits, regardless of economic realities.
They thought wrong. The company, bankrupt,
has gone out of business, causing 18,000 workers to lose their
Unions certainly have a place and an
obligation to obtain for workers the best pay, benefits and
working conditions that economic circumstances permit.
But no matter how fervently union activists wish to believe
otherwise there are immutable laws of economics, the first of
which is: If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be
Now, typical of leftist thinking,
there are actually demands that the government take over Hostess
... and keep cranking out those Twinkies!
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Lovers of sweet junk-food are in distress over
the shut-down of Hostess, purveyor of such goods. Many complain
they can't find a Ho-Ho anywhere. Yet Gen. David Petraeus and
Gen. John Allen managed to find at least one apiece.
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:General Petraeus agreed to testify before
Congress. I guess he figured, 'Why not?' Those
questions can't be any tougher than the ones he's getting at
home right now."
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Why did Obama want to downplay the FACT that the
Benghazi murders came in a terrorist attack? Because it makes
obvious that his claim that “Al Qaeda is defeated” was a blatant
lie and undermined his sophomoric stance that (as a fellow
Muslim?) his overtures to that murderous culture had improved
relations with its adherents.
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Here's the American – make that “human” –
mentality in a nutshell:
Poll-taker – “At what level of income should
a person pay higher taxes?”
Citizen – “Anyone who makes ten grand a year
more than I get.”
Establishment Republicans never learn …
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Put up a candidate who throws softballs at his
opponent – Dole, McCain and yes, Romney – you lose. Unless you're
luck enough to draw a buffoon as an opponent – a Dukakis or Gore –
the chance of victory is slim.
While it is a sad fact that most Americans are so ill-informed
the Benghazi murders had little impact (especially given media
collusion in the cover-up), a strong attack by Romney in the
final debate might have made some small difference. Instead, he
didn't even mention the outrageous lies and dereliction of duty
The Tea Party element within the Republican
party has made mistakes – the choice of idiots as Senate
candidates in Indiana and Missouri, plus the Nevada debacle that
allowed Harry Reid to keep his seat two years ago – the fact
remains that they have given some badly-needed backbone to the
By the way, I'll be surprised if House
Speaker John Boehner doesn't cave in to Obama on a tax increase,
however it may be disguised. Also look for “comprehensive
immigration reform,” for which Republicans will get no credit;
only more opposing votes. And what will we get? Mark Steyn probably has it right
“Republicans think they're importing hardworking
immigrants who want a shot at the American Dream; the Democrats
think they're importing clients for Big Government. The Left is
right: Just under 60 percent of immigrants receive some form of
welfare. I see the recent Republican proposals for some form of
amnesty contain all sorts of supposed safeguards against gaming
the system, including a $525 application fee for each stage of
the legalization process. On my own recent visit to a U.S.
Immigration office, I was interested to be told that, as a
matter of policy, the Obama administration is now
rubber-stamping all 'fee waiver' requests for 'exceptional
hardship' filed by members of approved identity groups. And so
it will go for all those GOP safeguards. While Canada and
Australia compete for high-skilled immigrants, America
fast-tracks an unskilled welfare class of such economic benefit
to their new homeland they can't even afford a couple of hundred
bucks for the necessary paperwork.”
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Middle-East Arabs have clearly
decided that they can now attack Israel without fear that the
U.S. will intervene or support the beleaguered little island of
Democracy surrounded by an ocean of Muslim hatred. It is equally
clear that the Israelis now understand that they are on their
own with no expectation of support from Barack Hussein Obama.
If Israel comes to a bottom-line choice of
either use their nuclear weapons or face extinction … well,
which would you do?
And yet American Jews still voted overwhelmingly
for Barack Hussein Obama.
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Note to Ashleigh Banfield of CNN: Yes, Jerusalem
IS the capital of Israel. Dope.
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Here's how one small business has chosen to deal
with the expensive burden imposed by Obamacare.
This particular businessman owns several
fast-food franchised restaurants; a half-dozen or so.
Collectively they employ a couple of hundred people – enough
that he would be required to provide the stipulated Obamacare
health plan. He sold them individually for one dollar each to
his family members and for about $500 in legal fees he converted
his company into five or six smaller companies, none employing
more than 49 people. Presto! No need to comply with Obamacare!
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takes note of the company shakedown factor in Obamacare
“Among the objections to
ObamaCare, one that has not gotten as much attention as it should
is the president's power to waive the law for any company, union
or other enterprise he chooses.
“The 14th Amendment to the Constitution
provides for 'equal protection of the laws' for all Americans. To
have a law that can cost an organization millions of dollars a
year either apply or not apply, depending on the whim or political
interest of the President of the United States, is to make a
mockery of the rule of law.
is any freedom when there is this kind of arbitrary power in the
hands of one man?”
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A life in radio ... (Cont.) ... the
Chicago mob ...
spent a good part of my early radio career in Chicago --
two turns adding up to more than a dozen
years. You can't live in
Chi-town that long, especially in a job with a fairly high
level of media visibility, without getting to know a bit
about the mobsters who've long played a prominent role in
the politics, economic and social structure of the
Here are a few more
examples from personal experience.
I lived most of my time in
Chicago on one of the highest floors of one of the Marina
City round towers that were a Chicago landmark located on
State Street at the Chicago River, just north of the loop.
Bertrand Goldberg, the architect who designed the
then-revolutionary project, was a friend of a friend and
got me a great deal on an apartment there.
My upstairs neighbor,
directly above my apartment, turned out to be Murray "The
Camel" Humphries who was the equivalent of Meyer Lansky as
counsellor and solon of the Big Five of the Chicago Mafia.
He was always pleasant
in the elevator and I didn't know who/what he was for my
first few years in the building. Eventually he died in his
apartment. Natural causes. When the police had to remove
the solid-steel door he'd installed in order to get it,
they found that his master-bedroom closet, directly above
mine, was full of weapons and enough explosives to
decapitate the building.
late travel business partner had one of Chicago's Big Five
Mafiosi marry into his family. The bride didn't know what
Joe "Little Caesar" DiVarco really did for a living (you
can look him up on the internet) until their honeymoon,
when he gave her a sketchy summary and informed her that
the only way out -- for her or him -- was "feet first."
had worked his way up by being a hit-man for Sam Giancana
and was known to have murdered at least 37 men without
ever spending a night in jail for any of his hits.
He ran gambling, vice and the
"juice" racket (short-term loans at extortionate rates) on
Chicago's north side and owned "The Shirt Shop," a modest
menswear store on Rush Street in the nightclub district,
as a front for his business. His bookmaking operation
alone was reported to take in over a million dollars a
week. Nicest, most soft-spoken chap you'd ever want to
meet. I made it a point during our few casual meetings
never to annoy him.
of my best friends was a promotion guy for Decca Records.
His family name ended in a vowel, and only after a long
acquaintance did I learn that Sam "Momo" Giancana had
grown up with him. As little boys, they'd even slept in
the same bed when his family took the Giancana lad in from
a life on the street.
friends, although their lives took very different paths.
My friend was totally legit; Sam killed people for a
get together for lunch or dinner and Sam would ask if
there was anything his childhood friend needed. The answer
was always, "Thanks, but nothing."
the time I was dating a young woman whose ex-husband was
discharged from the Marine Corps on grounds of being
mentally disturbed. He'd returned to Chicago from
California and had begun calling and threatening her.
casually mentioned it to my record-promoter friend over
lunch and he replied noncomittally.
few days later he asked if my lady friend was still having
problems with her ex- and I told him the calls had
suddenly stopped. Suddenly an alarming possibility
occurred to me. I asked if he'd mentioned my lady friend's
little "problem" to Sam.
and it was like pulling teeth -- he admitted that, while
he told Sam -- as he always did -- that he needed no
favors himself, he did mention a minor annoyance a friend
(me) was having.
hastily added that nothing disabling had happened to the
ex-husband -- whom the police had been unable to find, by
the way. It seems he had been found and visited by a
couple of large men, one of whom was carrying a baseball
bat, and handed a one-way airline ticket to Los Angeles.
It had been explained to him that he could use the ticket
and never return to Chicago ... or he could say goodbye to
disturbed he may have otherwise been, the choice was not
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Jay Leno –
"The economy is
so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen. The
economy is so bad, President Obama sent Susan Rice out to
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...and the week's best from the
redoubtable Argus Hamilton …
If the terrorists who attacked
the U.S. consulate had committed adultery with the four Americans
instead of killing them, in two hours we'd have known all there
was to know about the attack and the attackers.
The sex scandal cost General Petraeus any
chance of the GOP nomination for president in four years, however
it virtually guarantees him the Democratic nomination.
Bill Clinton just asked Paula Broadwell to
write his life story.
General John Allen's
nomination as NATO commander was held up Tuesday. There is
evidence that Allen engaged in phone sex and sex-texting with
Petraeus's groupie Jill Kelley. At one point in the transcript,
she gets so aroused she offered to be his biographer.
Congress and the White House are approaching
the fiscal cliff and President Obama's campaign slogan is