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RAPID RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section.  It will offer fresh, quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in this rapid-fire world of ours.  Of course, as in military campaigns, a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction.  Charge that to "the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or military campaign must maintain to be effective.  But the mission will always be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick", supported by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.  That's all I promise.
GS

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WEDNESDAY through FRIDAY, January 29 through 31, 2014

Sounds pretty good. But who checks the main - stream media news "fact-checkers"?

GS

State of the Union Fact Check: Obama's Rhetoric vs. Reality | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo


TUESDAY, January 28, 2014

Finally, some COMMON SENSE on the subject of Immigrtion Reform. Meanwhile, too many Repubicans are OUT OF THEIR MINDS.

GS

New DHS chief endorses 'earned' citizenship idea - Yahoo News


SUNDAY
and MONDAY, January 26 and 27, 2014

AND THIS IS WHY THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS OF 2014 WILL BE SO IMPORTANT.

GS

Is Barack Obama an imperial president? - Yahoo News


SATURDAY, January 25, 2014

Here's a real-life dilemma with medical, legal and moral dimensions.  My approach is as follows:

  1. At the moment of conception, there are two human beings with rights. 
  2. At that moment, the mother loses some of her rights "to her body". This includes the right of "self-determination" articulated in an "Advanced Directive".
  3. The exception is the right to protection, in the least invasive but effective method, of her physical life.  
  4. Even in the advanced state of medical science, "brain dead" is dead.  Any further medical "treatment" is "futile", something that no physician is required - or even allowed - to render. 
  5. In the case of a pregnant woman who has died, leaving a demonstrably living human being in her womb, she becomes no different from an incubator for that child until or unless the child also dies or gets to a point where viability outside the womb is likely. 
  6. Any demonstrable deformities of the fetus considered incompatible with life outside the womb, like the absence of a functioning heart or brain, would make the above approach for the fetus also "futile".  
  7. All of the above is predicated on a legal standing of the conceptus - fetus as a "human person", a human being under a post-Civil War interpretation of the U.S. Constitution (ie. 100% human, not "3/5's).
  8. Of course, that "standing" does not now exist. 
  9. Thus, the above moral / ethical approach will defer in a Court of Law to the current state of the applicable law, involving concepts of "self-determination" and "futility".  
The key to this "gordian knot" must await a legal - legislative - Constitutional declaration of a conceptus as a human being, a human person with all and equal attendant rights.  Will that ever occur?

GS


FRIDAY
, January 24, 2014

ECONOMICS: THE “DISMAL SCIENCE”.

This is my one foray into a field which has only a very tentative hold on my knowledge, my experience and my interest.  But I was brought back to it with the recent publication of a book by Alan Greenspan entitled “The Map And The Territory: Risk, Human Nature, And The Future Of Forecasting” (The Penguin Press, New York, 2013).  This is the economist who was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board from 1987 to 2006, an agency which (according to Sec. 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, is empowered “to lend nearly unlimited cash to virtually anybody”. (P1).  This is also the man who, after the great crash of Sept. 2008, declared in essence: “I didn’t know the gun was loaded”.  So, Mr. Greenspan went “back to school”; and this is the result.  For that effort, I greatly commend him.

·         He admits to the great disparity between economic forecasting and being able to follow the immutable rules of the physical sciences.

·         Recalling his comment of years about “irrational exhuberance”, we now read about some elements of Economics: “animal spirits”; fear and euphoria; risk aversion; time preference; herd behavior; dependency; home bias; competition; code of values; self-interest; self-esteem; rationality….  To that I might add the most pervasive element underlying all human behavior: insecurity.  Of course, this all begins to sound like “psychobabble” rather than “economics”.  But it is undoubtedly true. 

·         After an in-depth analysis of what happened, much like the  “forecasts” of weather forecasters until recent years, Mr. Greenspan arrives at conclusions that will be approved by most of us. We must stop the massive borrowing.  We must eliminate the concept of “too big to fail”. We must reduce the oppressive level of government regulations on business.  We must heal our broken political system. 

·         But in his last book paragraph, “…before I despair of the future, I need to remind myself that we have been here before”. (pp306-307).  Here he refers to 1940, when “…the future appeared bleak. America’s greatness was in our past.  Less than a decade later, the American economy was humming on all cylinders”.  But, Mr. Greenspan, THAT REQUIRED A WAR!  So, should we be reassured?

But the economic forecasters continue to prognosticate. 

See “The Emerging – Market Comedown”, by Rushir Sharma, in WSJ Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, Opinion, pA19.  See also “U.S. May Roar Back As Upstarts Stumble”, by David Ignatius, in TheDay Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, Opinion, pA6. 

On more solid ground are the following two articles: 1) “Obama’s Homework Assignment: Study The  Role of Parents”, by Thomas L. Friedman, in The Day Tuesday, Jan, 21, 2014, Opinion, pA6; and 2) “A Key Strategy: Save The Family”, by Nicholas Kristor, in The Day Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, Opinion, pA6.  These belatedly begin to address the core problems underlying rising economic inequality, reduced social mobility, and FAILURE: parents, parenting, two-family households, education, and respect for society and law.  However “politically incorrect”, these are the issues that in the last four decades have replaced personal responsibility and independence with dependence, absent self-esteem and Failure.  There is the diagnosis…and there is the treatment.

GS


THURSDAY, January 23, 2014

COLD? A little perspective, please.

GS

This is the coldest city on Earth, but people still choose to live here | Compass - Yahoo Travel


WEDNESDAY, January 22, 2014

SOCHI - THE WINTER OLYMPICS

Be Afraid.  Be Very Afraid.

GS

The Caucasus Snake Pit - American Center for Democracy


TUESDAY, January 21, 2014

POT POURRI...

GS


MONDAY
, January 20, 2014

RR#1

GOP must recall civil rights heritage - The Day

RR#2

ABORTION: AMERICA'S CURSE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.

January 22, 2014 marks the 41 anniversary of the most judicially arrogant Holding of the USSC since the Dred Scott decision.

Roe v Wade was decided without legal or medical or moral / ethical basis.  Since then, over 50 million babies, human beings, persons have been killed by abortion.  

For reflection, I offer two quotations:

"The Lord said to me:You are my servant, 

    Israel, through whom I show my glory.

Now the Lord has spoken

    who formed me as his servant from the womb,

that Jacob may be brought back to him

    and Israel gathered to him;

and I am made glorious in the sight of the Lord,

    and my God is now my strength!"    Isaiah 49 :3, 5-6


"Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord".    Romans - 1 Corinthians, 12:19.

GS

SUNDAY, January 19, 2014

RR#1

THAT'S ME DOING MY FIRST APPENDECTOMY, 1957.

GS



RR#2

The Fence Test
You can't get any more accurate than this!
This is straight forward country thinking.
by Jeff Foxworthy

Which side of the fence?
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
A Democrat demands that those they don't like be shut down.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended".

RR#3

ANOTHER MOVIE REVIEW: The "Jack Ryan..." pot-boiler.

First of all , the viewer must TOTALLY  suspend credulity...as well as suspending several of the Laws of Nature.

Secondly, you must be willing to accept one of the longest romantic courtships in movie history with incomplete insight into the emotional bond on which that relationship had to rely. 

However, you will get a nice visit to Moscow and action sequences which, although "faster than a speeding bullit", will raise your pulse about 10 points at times. 

The best part is the premise, which highlights the real risks this nation faces, in addition to cyber - warfare: "Economic War".

So: Plot: B; Characterization: B-; Acting: B-; Visuals and Music: B; Execution: C. Overall, B-.  But good enough on a rainy day.

GS

RR#4

ABOUT SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE

Robert Gates.  What a breath of fresh air, after the miserable tenure of Donald Rumsfeld.  After having spent much of the several years following our invasion of Iraq in 2003 bemoaning the stupidities and arrogance of Rumsfeld on my frequent Rapid Response offerings of those years (all of which are posted on this web-site), I will not reach for the Nexium now.  

Having read "Duty" by Robert Gates, and having observed him in numerous extended TV interviews on the subject of his tenure as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Bush (43) and Obama, I offer him as Republican candidate for next President of the United States.  What a breath of fresh air in the otherwise toxic atmosphere that engulfs Washington, D.C.  I declare this as the BEGINNING OF THE ROBERT GATES CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

RR#5
With the start of the NFL season, perhaps all team owners should be
sent the following:
  
From a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan:
  
"So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of
advice to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem
at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical
gyrations for your concerts. Just
 sing this song the way you were
taught to sing it in kindergarten - straight up, no styling.
  
"Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors,
airmen and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the
world.
  
Don't make them cringe with your self-centered ego gratification.
Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WWII vets
wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and flag pins on their
cardigans and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and
the country they love - not because you want them to think you are a
superstar musician.

They could see that from your costume, makeup and your entourage.
Sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' with the courtesy and humility that
tells the audience that it is about America , not you.

And please remember, not everything has to be sung as a spiritual.
We're getting a little weary of that.

Francis Scott Key does not need any help."


Semper Fi
RR#6

DIVORCE AGREEMENT.

GS

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, etal: We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course
 
Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.
 
Here is our separation agreement:
 
--Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
 
 
--We don't like "spreading the wealth" so we'll keep ours and you can spread yours all you want.
 
--We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.
 
--Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.
 
--We'll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and the coal mines, and you can go with wind, solar and bio diesel.
 
--We'll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.
 
--You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, home boys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.
 
--You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.
 
--We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.
 
--We'll keep "under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance and we'll keep "In God we trust"
on our money.
 
--You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. But we will no longer be paying the bill.
 
--We'll keep our Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood .
 
--You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.
 
--You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell. You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them.
 
--We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks.
 
--You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.
 
--You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or
our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.
 
--We'll keep the SUV's, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt and Leaf you can find.
 
--We'll keep "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "The National Anthem."
 
--I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute "Imagine", "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", "Kum Ba Ya" or "We Are the World".
 
--We'll practice trickle-down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.
 
--Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.
 
Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to
other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you might think about which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.
 
Sincerely,
 
John J. Wall
 
Law Student and an American
 
P.S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin & Charlie Sheen, Barbra Streisand, & ( Hanoi ) Jane Fonda with you.
 
P.S.S. And you won't have to press 1 for English when you call our country.


TUESDAY through SATURDAY
, January 14 through 18, 2014

ISRAEL AND PALESTINE: "JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM".

Here is a proposal from me: a) No "Right of Return"; and b) Jerusalem declared an Open City, belonging to the three major Religions and to the world at large.  Alternative proposal: Israel becomes a Commonwealth...or a State...of the United States, with all of the attendant rights, duties, protections and responsibilities.  I kid you not!  Either alternative makes more sense than World War III.

GS

Kerry’s Oblivious “Peace” Efforts - American Center for Democracy


SUNDAY and MONDAY, January 12 and 13, 2014

EDUCATION IN AMERICA.  "Je accuse".

GS

Decorum and Readin’, ‘Ritin” and ‘Ritmetic! - American Center for Democracy


FRIDAY and SATURDAY, January 10 and 11, 2014

"Okay, you've had your fill of punishing Black students this month. Good luck with the remaining days."

Leftists are clinically insane. This is a fact.

Education experts blast DOJ's apparent call for race-based system of punishment of schoolkids - FoxNews.Com

...and it's getting worse. 
But why?
I've been giving this a lot of thought lately.  The following are some not-so-random observations that need to be put into a "treatment plan" that is much more democratic and much less traumatic than the events of the 1850's that led directly to our catastrophic Civil War. 

  1. The developing level of hateful and even violent discourse flooding a now vastly expanded public media is becoming reminiscent of the tone - and then the actions - of the 1850's as regarded slavery then.
  2. It was then - and is now - felt that there was and is no possible level of compromise on the issues involved.
  3. The Federal Government then was a feckless observer of the conflict.  Today, the Federal Government is the main combatant  in our citizens' conflicting foundational views about the nature of America: a mammoth nanny-state for all who can't - and won't - take care of themselves vs. a free and independent citizenry that values self-sufficiency while being ready to help the "deserving under-served". Today's role of the Federal Government is much more dangerous and obstructive to the prospects for compromise than was its role in the 1850's.
  4. The election laws, election financing with massive amounts of money, and the lack of both statutory and effective forms of term limits (ie. the vote), have produced a massive class of professional politicians whose primary goal is to be re-elected and to amass personal wealth, in the process engaging in all manner of illegal and unethical "quid pro quo" behavior.
  5. This nation as always been in more danger from a tyranny of the Left than from a tyranny of the Right.  The Left wants to Control, thereby assuring its own permanence.  The Right wants to be left alone.  We are seeing this today in the Left's constant demands for "more" and in the Right's strident complaints against that. 
  6. And now, the Left is collecting  more and more dependents (recently reported to include over 50% of Americans who receive some sort of government largess in the form of "entitlements"); and the Right is collecting more and more guns for a possible war - just as in the 1850's.  
  7. This is CRAZY - and unnecessary.  The inmates are taking over the asylum because the vast majority of mentally competent Americans are on a coffee break. 
  8. WHAT TO DO?
THE ALTERNATIVE?  At this rate and direction, we may not reach 2016 as a "United States".

GS


THURSDAY, January 9, 2014

AHA!  THE INSIDE STORY ON TURKEY, ANOTHER OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY FAILURE.

GS

Erdogan’s Russia Problem and Vice Versa - American Center for Democracy


WEDNESDAY, January 8, 2014

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?

The current situation within the Republican Party is not only ridiculous...but it is also potentially fatal.  The Tea Party - type purists have no chance to win anything significant at the national level.  But they do have the power to reduce the Republican Party to a fringe group and even to enable the establishment of an alternate third party.  That will guarantee Democratic Party successes for decades to come...and will also guarantee the loss of what this nation has represented for over two centuries.

The only non-negotiable for "Republicans" should be the issue of Abortion.  All other issues (taxation, immigration, gender issues, etc.) must be subject to negotiation and principled compromise in a government structure that is based on compromise and not on dictatorship.

Thus, moderate Republicans who agree with the above observations must clearly and overtly work, in the absence of Tea Party fundamentalist accommodation, to suppress and to marginalize those people.  Such action will of course lose their votes.  But it will attract a much larger number of Independents - and even moderate Democrats - to a redefined Republican Party.  And this process must begin TODAY.  The national elections of 2014 and 2016 will be pivotal in defining the direction and character of America for decades to come.

GS


TUESDAY
, January 7, 2014

He meant so much to the millions of Americans who fought in World War II, and to those who had waited for them to come home. He was a kid cartoonist for Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper; Bill Mauldin's drawings of his muddy, exhausted, whisker-stubble infantrymen.

Willie & Joe (.pdf)


MONDAY, January 6, 2014

ON REFLECTION, A COMMENT IS IN ORDER.

The author of the piece included in the SUNDAY, January 5, 2014, Rapid Response (below) is the latest of high-profile military leaders who have been demeaned, denigrated and whose power has been eviscerated by our current "Commander-in-Chief".  The personal choices he made should never  have cost him his career.  At worst, they should have warranted a severe reprimand, considering this man's decades of sacrifice and service to his country.

But his actions were exploited (something that this "Commander-In-Chief" is brilliant at, along with his fellow "Progressives") for the sole purpose of systematically and ideologically picking apart America's military global strength and reputation.
The personal choices made by Gen. Petraeus pale in comparison to the shameful behavior of Barack H. Obama, the sad and unfortunately permanent stain on the American Presidency.

GS


SUNDAY, January 5, 2014

THIS NEEDS NO COMMENT FROM ME.

GS

Gen Petraeus About Our Military Today

Thanks to my fellow veterans:

I remember the day I found out I got into West Point . My mom actually
showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of
class. She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up
my admission letter. She wasn't crying because it had been her dream for me
to go there. She was crying because she knew how hard I'd worked to get in,
how much I wanted to attend, and how much I wanted to be an infantry
officer.

I was going to get that opportunity. That same day two of my teachers took
me aside and essentially told me the following:

"David, you're a smart guy. You don't have to join the military. You should
go to college, instead."

I could easily write a theme defending West Point and the military as I did
that day, explaining that USMA is an elite institution, that it is actually
statistically much harder to enlist in the military than it is to get
admitted to college, that serving the nation is a challenge that all
able-bodied men should at least consider for a host of reasons, but I won't.

What I will say is that when a 16 year-old kid is being told that attending
West Point is going to be bad for his future, then there is a dangerous
disconnect in America, and entirely too many Americans have no idea what
kind of burdens our military is bearing.

In World War II, 11.2% of the nation served in four (4) years.

During the Vietnam era, 4.3% served in twelve (12) years.

Since 2001, only 0.45% of our population have served in the Global War on
Terror.

These are unbelievable statistics. Over time, fewer and fewer people have
shouldered more and more of the burden and it is only getting worse.

Our troops were sent to war in Iraq by a Congress consisting of 10% veterans
with only one person having a child in the military. Taxes did not increase
to pay for the war. War bonds were not sold. Gas was not regulated. In fact,
the average citizen was asked to sacrifice nothing, and has sacrificed
nothing, unless they have chosen to out of the goodness of their hearts.

The only people who have sacrificed are the veterans and their families. The
volunteers. The people who swore an oath to defend this nation. You stand
there, deployment after deployment and fight on. You've lost relationships,
spent years of your lives in extreme conditions, years apart from kids
you'll never get back, and beaten your body in a way that even professional
athletes don't understand.

Then you come home to a nation that doesn't understand. They don't
understand suffering. They don't understand sacrifice. They don't understand
why we fight for them. They don't understand that bad people exist. They
look at you like you're a machine - like something is wrong with you. You
are the misguided one -- not them.

When you get out, you sit in the college classrooms with political science
teachers that discount your opinions on Iraq and Afghanistan because YOU
WERE THERE and can't understand the macro issues they gathered from books,
because of your bias.

You watch TV shows where every vet has PTSD and the violent strain at that.
Your Congress is debating your benefits, your retirement, and your pay,
while they ask you to do more. But the amazing thing about you is that you
all know this. You know your country will never pay back what you've given
up. You know that the populace at large will never truly understand or
appreciate what you have done for them. Hell, you know that in some circles,
you will be thought as less than normal for having worn the uniform. But you
do it anyway.

You do what the greatest men and women of this country have done since 1775.
YOU SERVED. Just that decision alone makes you part of an elite group.

"Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so
few." --Winston Churchill.

Thank you to the 11.2% and 4.3% who have served and thanks to the 0.45% who
continue to serve our Nation.

General David Petraeus
West Point Class 1974


SATURDAY, January 4, 2014

MORE ON HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"

GS

A good article.  I have been ridiculing employer-provided health insurance since the 1970's.  I have been espousing Health Saving Accounts since the 1980's, all the while that the health care insurance industry and the government have been suppressing them.  I have been predicting in the years since ObamaCare became law that this house of cards will fall of its own weight after a three or four year period of misery...and that by then the disparity between the many millions of patients seeking care and the inadequate number of MD's will restore laws of supply and demand.  And I have been calling for total reform of the medical malpractice industry to relieve us all of the inefficiencies and great cost of "Defensive Medicine".  Look it up.  It's all on my web-site (www.asthma-drsprecace.com).  In addition to taking care of my patients, all comers, that's the best that I can do.

GS

In case you didn't see this Wall Street Journal article…

What to do when ObamaCare Unravels - The Wall Street Journal

And a blog post about the article that I thought was good…

Cochrane on ACA's unraveling: parallels to electricity - KnowledgeProblem.Com

It's the second post, although the first one is pretty interesting too…


THURSDAY and FRIDAY, January 2 and 3, 2014

WHO LOST IRAQ?

Here is a question that has been bothering me for many months as we witness the descent of that country - where America actually won vs. the Fundamentalist crazies - into a civil war.  And today we read, in addition to the recurrent suicide bombings, of a concerted effort by the enemies of both Iraq and of America to recapture their old strongholds there.

And then I bought Charles Krauthammer's new book: "Things That Matter" (Crown Forum - New York - 2013).  See his article, originally published in the Washington Post on November 3, 2011 (p299) entitled: "Who Lost Iraq".  As an enthusiastic follower of this observer's clear insights through the years, how did I miss that one?  It's all there, and in great detail:  another of the many abject failures of the Obama administration in the area of foreign policy.  By now, one can only ask: is this blinding stupidity and negligence; or is it through intent?  This brings back my question, raised during Barack Obama's first Presidential campaign: could this be our Manchurian Candidate?

GS


WEDNESDAY, January 1, 2014

LEGALIZING MARIJUANA...a bad health idea, except for legitimate medical indications prescribed by a responsible physician. 

Regarding the possible political implications, that remains to be seen...although we have already diagnosed untra-liberals as functionally schizophrenic.

WELCOME TO 2014.

GS

2014 – When Doping Duped Americans Begins - American Center for Democracy


TUESDAY, December 31, 2013

RR#1

"THE PROBLEM OF MUSLIM LEADERSHIP", by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, WSJ Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Opinion, pA15.

How did I miss this when it was published?  This is directly on point regarding whether "moderate Muslim" really exists or whether it is an oxymoron.  If it is the latter, and if there exists no moderate Muslim majority to expunge the Fundamentalists from their midst - and ours -, we are headed for World War. All I can do is to pray that that is not our destiny in 2014 and beyond.

GS


RR#2

Regarding the field of Economics, aptly termed "the dismal science", I must pull a Sergeant Schultz: "I know notttthhhhink."

But Alan Greenspan knows something, even though he had to admit after the 2008 meltdown something to the effect that "I didn't know the gun was loaded". 

Only Paul Krugman, the perpetually liberal economist of the New York Times, is absolutely and eternally secure in his pronouncements regarding the validity of this administration's economic manipulations. 

However, now come two articles worth reading suggesting that Krugman and the Obama administration have had it all wrong.

See "How Britain Returned to Growth", by George Osborne (United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer), WSJ Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, Opinion, pA17. 

See also "The Case For Repealing Dodd-Frank", by Peter J . Wallison, in Imprimis (Hillsdale College), November 2013, Volume 42, Number 11.  

Now I know something.

GS

RR#3

Folks, NUMBERS DON'T  LIE: 2013 STANK.  SO...

HAPPY NEW YEAR.


GS








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