January 11 –


The man who repeatedly tells us that weapons don't make us safer takes a different view when it comes to his own safety.

    Barack H. Obama has signed a law that would guarantee his own protection by ARMED Secret Service agents for the rest of his life.

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There's uncertainty about who said it first, but it's been the linchpin of Americans' freedom since the first shot was fired in the war for independence: “An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.”

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Seen the photos of Obama's Oval Office gathering of all the key people in his administration? All men.
    What do his women voters think NOW about the loudly-proclaimed “war on women—by REPUBLICANS” that he blathered about endlessly during his campaign? I know; it's hard to admit you were played for a sucker. Just like the “middle class” sheeple who thought, unlike the “rich,” they'd be untouched by Obama's tax increases.

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Hillary Clinton's sycophants boast of her visits to 112 countries during her soon-to-end tenure as Secretary of State. So what? I am reminded of a word of advice from one of my first broadcasting employers: “Don't tell me how hard you worked. Show me your results.”
    Now we get John Kerry, who called his fellow GIs in Vietnam “war criminals.” He follows Hillary, who was on record as having said she “loathed the military.”

    Then there's Chuck Hagel. If he gets the job of Secretary of Defense, he wants to gut the military.

    There's a clue in all this. If you want a job in the Obama administration, it helps to have a history of hating America and/or the people upon whom we depend to protect us.

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A parade of lies …
    “Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.  Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.'” – Sen. Barack Obama, 2006
    “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children . . . so we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” –Barack Obama, 2008 presidential campaign
    “Today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office. I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay.” – Barack Obama, shortly after 2009 inauguration.

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One reason why I'm proud to have played a minor role in launching the talk-radio career of Mark Levin …
    He refers to self-proclaimed “conservative” Joe Scarborough of MSNBC as a “pathetic troll” who is merely “prancing around” pretending to be a conservative.

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Argus Hamilton –
    “The Washington Post chided President Obama for nominating white men to be Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. The president didn't even notice the color of their skin. He just wanted to nominate three people who are anti-Israel.”

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That “fiscal cliff” bill that just had to pass contained all kinds of pork for Obama's favorite campaign contributors. Among them:
    $12.2 billion over the next decade in tax credits for renewable-energy projects — wind-power, biomass, hydropower generation, etc. (Obama's payoff to the failed “green” industry.)

    $11 billion in tax deferments for corporations with overseas subsidiaries. (After all the Democrat complaints about Romney's exporting of jobs!)

    $430 million in tax breaks for Hollywood producers who make films in the United States.(Remember all that Hollywood campaign money?)

    $222 million for rum producers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. (A booze subsidy for drunks?)

    A $22 million tax break for building a racetrack (a k a, “the NASCAR loophole”).

    $15 million a year for asparagus growers. (What? No subsidy for carrots? What about arugula?)

    $4 million for people who buy “two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric vehicles” — electric scooters, Segways, etc. (Only four mil? Must not have given enough.)
      -- Summary compiled by Jack DeLowe. There's plenty more. –

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The wussies are now in management positions at ESPN, the all-sports cable network. To recap Monday night …
    In college football's (alleged) championship game, Alabama was beating hell out of Notre Dame. If football had Little League baseball's mercy rule, the game would have been stopped in the third quarter. TV cameras, looking for something more interesting than the massacre on the field, got a shot of Miss Alabama, girlfriend of 'bama's quarterback, in the stands.

    The following exchange followed, featuring play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger and commentator Kirk Herbstreit, himself a handsome former QB:

    Musburger: You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman.”

    Herbstreit: “Wow.”

    Musburger. “If you’re a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with Pop.”

    For this, crazed feminists threw a hissy-fit, as did some neutered males (liberals – to be redundant).

    Miss Alabama's totally rational response to this cooked-up controversy: “For a woman to be called beautiful, I don’t see how that’s an issue,”

    Nevertheless, nutless ESPN executives apologized. Musburger, Herbstreit, Miss Alabama and every American with an IQ larger than their shoe-size must wonder where Disney*, which owns ESPN, got the whimpering front-office wimps who were so offended – or cowardly. Look out, Brent; ESPN may replace you with Richard Simmons.

    (* - Disney, a/k/a “The Mouse House,” as it's called by employees, among whom I was one for many years.)

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Larry Thornberry, writing in The American Spectator, wonders what's next for ESPN …

    “Will the network start blacking out the cheerleaders? Will the network start hiring sideline babes who look like Musburger? No. Networks will continue to show the cheerleaders and will continue to hire great-looking young women to ask pointless questions of inarticulate athletes after the game is over.
    “The biggest shame of the Musburger/Webb/ESPN kerfuffle is that it has taken attention away from the far larger story, which is that President Obama Wednesday, by executive order, took points way from Alabama and declared the championship game a draw.     “Alabama didn’t win that game themselves, and they got more than their fair share of points,” Obama said in explaining his unprecedented action in the name of spreading the wealth around. Now THAT’s progressive.”

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Why the dopes who dreamed up the ridiculous BCS rating system for college football teams should be shamed, beaten with sticks, then deported: One of their computer programs still ranks Notre Dame as the #1 team in the nation, even after the total butt-kicking they took from Alabama.
    Let us be grateful that finally, after next season, the present BCS system will die an unlamented death and be replaced by a playoff system that, while imperfect, will be a huge improvement.

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Reader Bill reminds us of a timeless observation …
    "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." -- Ayn Rand

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Proof that a good line can always be recycled …
    There is an apocryphal story circulating on the internet having to do with the recent retirement of Gen. Stanley McChrystal that has him responding to a question by the president regarding the possibility of the General someday urinating upon Obama's grave.

    One version has it that the line originated years ago with comedian Red Skelton, who was asked if he would attend the funeral of the just-deceased Harry Cohn, tyrannical head of Columbia Pictures, just so he could pee on his grave. Red was said to have responded, “No. When I got out of the Army, I swore I'd never stand in line again.”

    Also attributed to Skelton is the alternative version about the large crowd at Cohn's funeral: ”Give people what they want and they'll turn out every time.”

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Craig Ferguson--

    "David Bowie just turned 66. Bowie's been married to Iman, the model, for 20 years.  Marrying a model is a great idea because you save a fortune on food."
Lee Rodgers"...and now, if you'll excuse me..."