Saturday, June 29, 2013


I think by now, just about everyone will agree this administration is the most incompetent they have ever seen.  Below is a chart that may shed some light on the reason for that.
This chart shows the percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. 
You know what the private business sector is, a real-life business, not a government job.  Here are the percentages. 
           T. Roosevelt....................  38% 
            Wilson ............................52% 
           Harding........................... 49% 
           Coolidge........................ 48% 
           Hoover ........................... 42% 
           F. Roosevelt...................  50% 
           Truman.......................... 50% 
          Eisenhower................ ....  57% 
           Kennedy......................... 30% 
           Johnson......................... 47% 
           Nixon............................. 53% 
          Ford................................ 42% 
           Carter............................. 32% 
           Reagan.......................... 56% 
           GH Bush......................... 51% 
            Clinton .........................  39% 
           GW Bush........................ 55% 
           Obama..................... 8% 

That's right!  Only eight percent---the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents!  And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business? 
How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he's never worked for one?  
Or about jobs when  he has never really had one? 
And when it's the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers?  They've spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as "community organizers." 

ObamaCare Update

YOU can't really keep your Healthcare plan if you like it.



A new report commissioned by the White House titled Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-related Violence suggests that MORE GUNS MAKE US SAFER, not FEWER.
This is exactly what self defense gun proponents have been saying for years. 
The President commissioned this study in the hopes of justifying a gun ban.
The report, ordered under one of President Obama’s 23 Executive Orders signed in the wake of the Sandy Hook incident, asked the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Research Council and other federal agencies to identify the “most pressing problems in firearms violence.”

To the surprise of the authors and those who would no doubt have used the report to further restrict access to personal defense firearms, the study found that gun ownership actually saves lives and those who have a firearm at their disposal improve their chances of survival and reduce their chance of injury in the event they are confronted by a violent criminal:

Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year…

The estimate of 3 million defensive uses per year is based on an extrapolation from a small number of responses taken from more than 19 national surveys. The former estimate of 108,000 is difficult to interpret because respondents were not asked specifically about defensive gun use.

A different issue is whether defensive use of guns, however numerous or rare they may be, are effective in preventing injury to the gun wielding crime victim. Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was “used” by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self protective strategies.

Full Study available at the National Academy of Sciences
Via: Blacklisted News / Story Leak

Consider that 3 million people use a gun to defend themselves from harm every year. This means that over 8,000 Americans every day act with potentially deadly force to prevent injury or death to themselves or a family member.

In addition to overwhelming evidence that owning a gun reduces your chances of injury when attacked, regardless of whether you fire your gun or not, the new report proves that there has been a decades’ long obfuscation of national statistics that have been used to determine the importance of guns in self defense. Up until this study became available, anti-gun politicians often cited figures that indicated that just 108,000 people a year used guns in self defense. The new study suggests that those numbers were off by over 2500%.

The new White House report coupled with evidence from Australia, Britain and Canada shows that reduction of personal gun ownership is a road to more violence, injury and death.

NEVER IN AMERICA? Think again...

This MUST have happened in Cuba, or Iran, or the Old Soviet Union.
There’s NO WAY this could happen in the USA.

Friday, June 28, 2013


Hobby Lobby wins crucial appeals court decision against ObamaCare

A divided 10th Circuit found that Hobby Lobby and its smaller sister operation, Mardel, a Christian-oriented bookstore and educational supply company, have a right to religious freedom under federal law.


It seems to me all this same sex marriage controversy is a case of the government attempting to solve a problem which government created in the first place. 
Government never had the right to give special privileges to married couples in the first place.  That in itself was unconstitutional.

And, if they had not done so, we wouldn't be having this debate to begin with.  Marriage is, and always has been, a religious bond between a man and a woman, in the eyes of God, not the eyes of government.  I guess that’s nothing new.  Most problems government attempt to solve are problems they created.

The important news you may not be hearing is that the U.S. Supreme Court did not redefine marriage across the nation. That means the debate about marriage will continue. States are free to uphold policies recognizing that marriage is the union of a man and a woman, so that children have a mother and a father.

Bottom line: The more government gets involved, the more screwed up things become.


This 1943 Disney Cartoon on Public Education in Germany tells a lot about Government controlled Education.

Pat Buchanan, March 2008

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America... Fair enough.
But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation…
White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to....
This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

IT PASSED THE SENATE,,,No big surprise

The sorry excuse for an immigration reform bill passed the senate.    
14 Republicans voted for this. 
If one of them is yours, you might want to give them a piece of your mind.
John McCain (Ariz.)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Marco Rubio (Fla.)
Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
Susan Collins (Maine)
Bob Corker (Tenn.)
John Hoeven (N.D.)
Lamar Alexander (Tenn.),
Orrin Hatch (Utah)
Dean Heller (Nev.)
Mark Kirk (Ill.)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Jeffrey Chiesa (N.J.)


Mitch McConnell’s Riveting Immigration Speech


That’s an acronym for “Give Me A Freaking Break”

The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for conducting criminal background checks on job applicants because they say it’s a racist policy.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new guidelines last year which warned companies against rejecting minority applicants who have committed a crime and cautioned companies to remove all employment policies that made criminal records part of their criteria.

Aside from the obvious concerns about the federal government ordering private companies to hire criminals, there is an issue here of the federal government violating states rights.

I’m telling you, we MUST get the Democrats out of power.  They are absolutely ruining this country…


Top Poll Shows That 26% of Obama Supporters View Tea Party as Nation’s Terror Threat

I have NEVER heard of anyone associated with the Tea Party being linked to ANY terrorist activity.  This poll proves just how uninformed (or misinformed) Obama supporters are.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


In recent weeks, I’ve caught a lot of flack from well meaning patriotic people about my blog posts criticizing the government’s practice of spying on American citizens. 
If you missed them, here are a few examples, ONE, and here TWO, and here THREE, and here FOUR.   I never let the flack bother me.  When I was in the Air Force, there was a popular saying, “You catch the most flack when you’re right over the target”.

Anytime any government that wants total control, and needs to know what the people are thinking and saying, and have a built in system that allows for that capability, they do so under the guise of protecting the "mother land".   Those who are presumed to be a threat to that total control are then monitored, regardless of position in life or political stature. Information that can be used against someone, even if it consists of personal opinion, is stored for future use.  This is the basis of the revelations that have come forward and are constantly vilified daily by the power structure and their propaganda arm.

Think about this, lets say one of our elite Political figures who heads a committee ( lets say a Senator) on ethics or defense and they are caught in a situation that compromises their position (lets say prostitution) then they are slated to vote on something.   Couldn’t they be swayed by blackmail to vote or not to vote on something to keep that from coming out?  After all they are being watched and wiretapped also aren’t they?  And it may depend on who’s in office at the time –Democrat or Republican.  I’m just saying this compromises the way people could or could not vote.

I believe that this Administration has "something" on everyone so that when push comes to shove - they can turn the screws and determine the outcome.  If anyone ever doubts that this Administration owes someone powerful, and dances to their tune, think again. How else could anyone move so quickly from community organizer to President?

This is terrifying when you consider how easy it could be for the government to target someone, then make it look like they “inadvertently acquired” their confidential information after poring through gobs of information.  The government is permitted to retain the information for up to five years.   I assure you it is easy to retain records for longer than that without anyone noticing. Snowden said that he had access to obtain this information from virtually anyone with a personal email address.

This administration cannot be trusted not to abuse its authority and target political enemies.  The government has already been caught using the IRS to target conservatives, so it should not be trusted with wide access to the average American’s personal information without a warrant.

As terrifying as it is to think about the administration having the ability to sway the outcome of an important congressional vote, or a Supreme Court vote, it is even MORE terrifying to consider the possibility that they already have.  As an example, lets consider the Supreme Court ruling if favor of ObamaCare:
What the Court did in that case was to make law, to legislate.  The chief justice rewrote Obamacare in order to save it.  He amended it, not just once but twice, in order to save it from an otherwise inevitable finding of unconstitutionality.   Chief Justice Roberts’ ruled that the mandate failed several constitutional tests but survived as a tax, which is within the power of Congress.  Democrats have always insisted that the fee imposed for not complying with the mandate is not a tax.

Shortly after the 5-4 ruling was handed down last summer, reports surfaced that Roberts originally sided with the three conservative justices and swing vote Anthony Kennedy to find the individual mandate unconstitutional.  Sometime between the oral arguments in March and the final verdict in June, Roberts flipped his vote to uphold Obamacare. Kennedy reportedly tried for one month to convince Roberts to stick with his initial instinct and rule the mandate unconstitutional.
But Roberts refused to budge.

On April 2, Obama publicly declared, “Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.   And I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint – that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example.  And I’m pretty confident that this Court will recognize that and not take that step.”

Think about it.  Why was Obama so confident?  Why did Justice Roberts change his mind?  How can anyone with half a brain not understand how dangerous it is for the government to have the ability to collect and save dirt on EVERYBODY?


IRS Credit Cards Used for Pornography, Wine and Romance Novels

Read more here:  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Let Our Soldiers Express Their Faith!

Should our military personal lose their “freedom of religion” just because they choose to serve their country?

When is Statutory Rape OK?

Statutory Rape not OK if Straight.

But, Okay If Gay?


Millions in Tax Refunds Sent to Thousands of Illegals at One Address

Was this just another case of incompetence on the part of the IRS, or was it something even worse?
Could it have been another case of the Democratic Party buying votes?

The Internal Revenue Service sent $7.3 million in refunds to 7,000 illegal aliens who had the same bank account.    Two IRS employees spotted this years ago. 
The IRS did nothing.   So, they leaked the story 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Doesn’t EVERY dictator do this?

Obama Wants to Eliminate All Education that Does not Support the State

Doesn’t EVERY dictator do this?


Don’t Take Your Cell Phone anywhere you don’t want to be tracked by the government, like a Gun Range.

Your phone doesn't need to support GPS for them to track you, and it does NOT need to even be turned on.
All location information comes from a (cellular) tower.  The towers the phone connects to can determine your location.  Not as good as GPS, but less than a city block most of the time, even with no help from the phone.  In addition, cell phones sold since 2002 in the US are required to have some level of location capability that is supposed to be accurate to 150 meters 95% of the time.  Yes, even dumb phones, and yes, even without GPS or with GPS turned off.  This is tower based triangulation with handset assistance. Even if you buy a prepaid phone with cash, your call activity will probably be able to reveal who you are, or at least who you associate with.

You can store your cell phone in a small Faraday Cage when you’re not using it.  A METAL ammo box should do the job.  Or, you COULD just remove the battery...

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Obama Suggests Further Cuts to U.S., Russian Nuclear Arsenals.
Apparently, China can have all the nukes they want.


Irish Incur Huge Costs to Secure Michelle’s Vacation


Who’s watching you while you’re watching TV.

Cameras in the cable box to monitor TV viewers

From The Washington Times


I am of the opinion that the political pendulum swings both ways in this country, and I believe at this point it is coming to a stop at the extreme left of its swing.  We have a Presidential Administration which is so far left it is socialist.  Have you noticed how the Democratic Party has stopped denying its socialist tendencies?  Apparently, they now openly embrace socialism.   
Those of us on the right realize that socialism is the greatest threat to democracy on the planet.  I see socialism as presenting an even greater threat than the Islamo-facist terrorists!   Americans are sick at heart about it and they intend to shove the pendulum hard—back towards the right.

The broad attempts of those on left to define and redefine those of us on the right side of America’s political spectrum, only lends credence to the right’s claim that the political left is simply not up to the job of governing a country in crisis.  There is no time for a vision quest (as some have referred to it) or social experiments.  America desperately needs experienced leadership to begin the long climb out of the quagmire we have gotten ourselves into by implementing the leftist agenda.

Far too many Americans have been unconcerned about the state of the country, especially Democrats.   Until recently, they have said, “it’s not like we have a dictator like Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro or Cambodia dictator Pol Pot, who enslaved and murdered their own people”.

I believe many are beginning to see the light, and not a minute too soon.   Our Government has many skeletons in the closets, beginning with slavery and continuing to this day.  For example: do you know about the syphilis research on black people that began in 1932?  Six hundred impoverished black sharecroppers in Alabama, who had contracted syphilis, were NOT TOLD they had it.  They were divided into groups in order to study the effects of many different types of treatment.  Some were not given any treatment at all, but used to compare with the different experimental treatments.  But NONE of them were ever told they had the disease.

Another example: did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a boat loaded with Jews escaping Hitler back to Germany, where all of them perished?  And, I’m sure you must know about the concentration camps where all the AMERICAN CITIZENS of Japanese descent were sent right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

OK, so you're thinking “all of this is ancient history”.   Let’s just look at recent history since electing Barack Obama.

Obama’s Internal Revenue Service persecuted honest people for the crime of being conservative critics of Obama, yet Obama nominated proven tax cheats like Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, Hilda Solis and Ron Kirk to major positions in his Administration.

Obama criticized Mitt Romney for keeping some money in the Cayman Islands, but then named Jack Lew to become Treasury Secretary, even though Lew keeps his money in the Cayman Islands.  

Obama and Hillary Clinton lied about Benghazi, Libya, and ordered Susan Rice to lie to the media for two weeks.   Obama even lied about the terrorist attack multiple times in front of the United Nations.

It now appears Clinton ordered a cover-up of a prostitution scandal in her own State Department.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied in front of Congress about the National Security Agency surveillance program.

The head of the IRS lied in front of Congress about the scandal involving the targeting of conservatives.  

Obama stated on numerous occasions as a U.S. Senator that he stood against the Patriot Act and other invasions of privacy and violations of civil liberties.  Then, he doubled down as President.

Obama claims he knew nothing about IRS persecution — even though the head of the IRS visited the White House 157 times in his first term and even though Obama met with the head of the IRS employees union the day before the targeting began.

Attorney General Eric Holder appears to have lied under oath about spying on journalists, including James Rosen of FOX News (and his parents).  Holder said he knew nothing about it, while he was the one signing the request for surveillance.

Then there are the scandals themselves: the Fast and Furious scandal, the IRS scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the Justice Department media-spying scandal, the Kathleen Sebelius Obamacare extortion scandal.   There are so many scandals, I’ve lost track.

Obama supports strict gun control, but he had no problem selling guns to Mexican drug lords.  And no one bothered to keep track of where the guns were until 300 Mexicans and a U.S. Border Patrol agent were dead.

These scandals all tie together.  They represent government gone wild.  Our government is out of control.   How many executive orders away are we from a full fledged dictatorship?

Considering the recent track record of the IRS, is this who you want making your healthcare decisions?  When I need approval for expensive cancer treatments, will they withhold approval or delay reimbursements until I die?  Will they simply make my life miserable, while I’m dealing with a life-threatening illness?  Will they run targeted “death panels” by denying treatment to critics of Obama?

We heard under oath that NSA could not listen in on calls.  It only compiles the list of who is calling whom.  Then we found out only days later that NSA personnel can listen in on any call, anytime they choose.  My guess is they listen in only on Republicans. After all, to listen in on Muslims would be religious persecution.  

Should I assume that the same Obama Administration that labeled Ron Paul supporters as “terrorists” and suggested law enforcement pay them special attention, won’t target Rand Paul supporters for destruction by listening to calls, reading their emails or auditing their tax returns?

Should we assume the government won’t listen in on the privileged conversations of lawyers and American Civil Liberties Union executives to gain an edge in high-profile trials?

Do you honestly believe that if government wants to silence your criticism and dissent, it will wait for a warrant to listen to your calls?  Based on what we’ve seen with the IRS scandal and on what the NSA just admitted (that it can listen in anytime it wants), I’d expect our government to target conservatives’ conversations and emails and then, only after finding something they label as “questionable,” ask a judge for a warrant.

America made a huge mistake in 2008 and now we are paying dearly for that error in judgment.   But we can and WILL survive.  Such is the faith I have in America and her people.  It won’t be easy.  It will be a long hard grind but, the American public really is beginning to wake up.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Distrust  -  By Charlie Daniels
It's pretty scary when you look at the ability the government has to look into our lives, our personal habits, our financial dealings, our preferences and who we communicate with and for how long.

President Obama has basically stated that this is the new reality that it is needed to track down terror plots and if it inconveniences our private lives we may as well learn to live with it.

Well Mr. President here's a reality for you to live with.

You're asking, no you're telling, the people of this nation to trust you with pertinent and intimate information about their lives and as you and many of your predecessors have proven you're not worthy of that trust or basically any trust at all.

Do you think you have the right to violate our privacy and not even tell us about it? Do you think there's any difference in what you're doing now and what the governments in nations like
Germany and Russia did, in gathering information on their citizens without their consent or knowledge?

In the days after 9/11, confronted by an enemy we had never had to face and didn't know how to deal with, America rushed to judgment and granted sweeping powers to the federal government, powers to arrest and detain, gather electronic information and powers to do just about anything as long as it could fall into the category of defending the homeland.

Now those chickens are coming home to roost.

How can we watch your administration using federal agencies to spy on and intimidate American citizens and not believe that there's not a deeper, darker purpose concealed in the smoke and mirrors of the recent rash of events.

You claim to know nothing about the abuse of power and incompetence that members of your administration are guilty of, yet you ask us to trust you with even more power that has the potential to destroy privacy in

Did you ever stop and think, Mr. President, that the powers your administration has used against the people, the
IRS, the FBI and the DHS are not tactics of democracy but the tools of dictatorship used to intimidate the masses and keep the political dissidents in line.

Your rush to control health care, your endless attempts to control guns, your steady move toward socialism, your willingness to allow out and out lies to be told to the American people, your blatant use of executive privilege and your arrogant support of the guilty parties smack of a political philosophy, not of the people, by the people and for the people but suppression, control and a government that interferes in every aspect of the lives of their citizens.

Great powers fall not from without, but from within when the populace becomes complacent and dependent and the government becomes so redundant, top heavy and chained with debt that it cannot operate efficiently, taxing the productive to sustain the ever increasing non productive.

One thing I will admit, Mr. President, you're not the only politician I don't trust, and I've lost my confidence in all three branches of government.

I don't know what it looks from the inside out but from the outside in it looks like a three-ring circus, donkeys and elephants going around in circles while the ringmaster keeps raising the ticket prices.

Trust just took the last train out of town.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and for the peace of

God Bless

Charlie Daniels

©Copyright The Charlie Daniels Band

The Supreme Court and Voter ID

3 Things You Should Know About the Supreme Court and Voter ID

Sunday, June 16, 2013


The two biggest problems our once great nation has today are CORRUPT DEMOCRATS AND COWARDLY REPUBLICANS.
If we could just find a way to resolve those two problems, all other problems would soon fade away.

It has been clear for the past five years that conservative politicians are a bunch of spineless cowards. Fear of being called racists, or even mean-spirited sets them to whimpering, trembling, and hand-wringing, eyes rolling as they desperately search for the nearest hole to hide their heads in.
They have lost the ability to use words like “liar,” “abuse of power and/or office,” “criminal acts,” much less “treason” and “traitor.”  They cower in the background, literally letting Obama, Holder, Hillary Clinton, Jarrett, Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, et al. get away with murder.

The current rash of “scandals” is but a continuation of the lawlessness that has characterized the Democrats for the past 60 years.  Republicans seem to have totally forgotten that it was Democrat Lyndon Johnson who completely fabricated the huge lie known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, a supposed attack on U.S. naval forces by the North Vietnamese, that he used to justify massive insertion of American troops into Vietnam.

The cowardly Republicans didn’t have the backbone to bring up the fact that in 2009, the bailout of Chrysler resulted in 789 dealerships being closed, nearly all owned by Republicans, or Democrats who opposed Obama.  Leftist apologists like Snopes and others bent over backwards to spin this as a not intentional coincidence, but given Obama’s abuses of power, before and since, everyone knows better.

This cowardly behavior has allowed Obama and the self-avowed Marxist revolutionaries he has appointed to dozens of positions of power within the administration to move forward, virtually unobstructed, with their looting of the treasury, emasculation and hobbling of the military, undermining of national security, persecution of Christians, vilification of conservatives, especially those who believe in government by the Constitution.

The do-nothing Republicans have allowed the border of our once sovereign nation, and our immigration laws which served us so well for so long, to be turned into a memory.

They have said nothing about elections like the blatantly fraudulently one in Minnesota that foisted Al Franken on We, the People, or the one in Nevada where the votes of thousands of criminal invaders from Mexico let fascist Harry Reid steal the election from solid Tea Party conservative, Sharon Angle, and continue his reign of corruption as Democrat Senate Majority Leader.  It allowed leftist political hack, Sherod Brown, to steal the Ohio Senate election from solid Tea Party conservative, Josh Mandel.

The Senate clearly should have had a Republican majority, but the craven cowards allowed the fraud to stand unchallenged.   The radical racist who runs the Injustice Department has totally refused to even consider investigating, much less bringing charges.  No surprise, since, with the unequivocal approval of his boss, Obama, he has decided that he and the administration are above the law, and can do anything they damn well please.

The chances of any serious resistance to Obama’s selling us out to radical Islam, at home and abroad, are worse than slim, they are none.

The Benghazi fiasco was, among other things, about gun-running to Obama’s Al-Qaeda allies who have taken over the anti-Assad forces in Syria. Yet the Liar-in-Chief had the temerity to publicly announce – again – that Al-Qaeda has been defeated and that Muslims are a “fundamental part of the American Family.”

Our country is being sold out, our Constitutional republic is being undermined, and We, the People, are being set up for life under a collectivist, totalitarian police state. Unfortunately, We the People, through our neglect of our civic duty to be active in the affairs of our towns, counties, states, and nation, have allowed this to happen.  The Question is: do we have the necessary backbone ourselves to stop it?

Oh, by the way, Obama’s private KGB knows you just read this.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Importing Jihad

Obama Considers Bringing Syrian Refugees To America

Obama’s Spying Database

A Democrat Unknowingly Revealed Scope Of Obama’s Spying Database

California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters fits well in the style of today’s Democrats.  She’s kind of a cross between Joe Biden and his gaffs and Nancy Pelosi for stupidity.



Obama falls flat on economy


You don’t have to be a financial whiz to know that the economy isn’t good. Times are tough, and they’ve been tough for some time. The middle class has shrunk; wealth has diminished; poverty is up; and unemployment, especially for minorities, is nothing short of miserable.

But how bad is it, really?

Up until very recently, this was hard to quantify and thus became in large part a political argument. Today, however, enough time has passed that economists now have data points to scientifically put President Barack Obama’s economic policy in its proper place.

On the old legacy-o-meter, things aren’t looking good for Obama and his supporters, who so desperately wanted him to succeed.

I’m tempted to compare Obama’s performance on the economy to this year’s Phoenix Suns basketball team. But that might be too harsh — on the Suns.

The Suns were a crummy basketball team this season, for sure. They were pathetic from start to finish. But when things were not going well, they at least changed things up to get a better outcome. The Suns finished ahead of Cleveland and Charlotte. Had they suited up their old star, Connie Hawkins, they might have finished ahead of a few other teams, too.

President Obama, meanwhile, kept the same economic game plan and failed policies in place for 4½ years. Clear evidence is mounting to show that Obama’s stubbornness (or shall we call it ignorance) might earn him the title of Worst Economic President Ever.

An overreach, you say? Au contraire, mon ami. Ponder this: In what historians consider one of the most unsuccessful presidential terms in modern history, Jimmy Carter still produced four times as much economic growth as Barack Obama. If that doesn’t put it into perspective for you, nothing will.
For a definitive analysis of Obama’s economic failure, Peter Ferrara, the director of entitlement and budget policy for the Heartland Institute, writes in Forbes magazine this month that by all rights, Obama should be presiding over a robust recovery.

Because historically speaking, the worse the recession, the stronger the recovery, “Obama should have had an easy time producing a booming recovery by now,” says Ferrara.

Instead, Ferrara continues, “What is clear is that Obamanomics has produced the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.”

Ferrara goes on to cite Jeffrey H. Anderson, a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, to point out that as bad as the economic performance under President George W. Bush was, Obama’s is even worse.

In an article for Investor’s Business Daily, Anderson writes: “Prior to Obama, the second term of President Bush featured the weakest gains in the gross domestic product in some time, with average annual (inflation-adjusted) GDP growth of just 1.9 percent ... but average annual real GDP growth during Obama’s entire first term was less than half as much at a pitiful 0.8 percent.”

That performance will establish Obama firmly as the worst president ever on the economy. Obama’s GDP growth is less than half as much as the worst president in the past 60 years.
 That’s bad. So bad, in fact, I want to circle back and apologize to the Phoenix Suns. You’re bad, but you’re not Obama bad.

Sherman Frederick, former publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and a member of the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame, writes a column for Stephens Media. Read his blog at

Friday, June 14, 2013


I’m an OLD FART.  
I can remember Bill Cosby back when he used to be funny.
Apparently he’s trying to be funny again.  IT AIN’T WORKING BILL.

Or perhaps he’s just getting senile in his old age.