When Obama mocked McCain

By John Ruberry While "the betters" on the Sunday talk shows were praising John McCain, who died from brain cancer Saturday, Mrs. Marathon Pundit turned to me and asked, "Why isn't anyone talking about the number of houses he owned?" The TV talking heads weren't. In his laudatory statement about the Arizona senator's passing, of … Continue reading When Obama mocked McCain

Slouching Toward Damascus

As the Syrian civil war slouches toward its brutal end, it’s time to take stock of one of the most significant diplomatic and military failures in my lifetime. More than 200,000 civilians have died, including more than 25,000 children, and many more have been critically injured. Six million refugees have created havoc in Europe and … Continue reading Slouching Toward Damascus

Barack Obama, Chicago mayor?

By John Ruberry Early next year the first round of the Chicago mayoral election will be held, If no candidate achieves a majority, then the top two face each other in a runoff. The two-term incumbent, Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's first chief of staff, is running, as are several other candidates, each with baggage, including … Continue reading Barack Obama, Chicago mayor?

The Obama cult

By John Ruberry Until the latest leftist outrage---the need to eliminate Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)--the gripe about President Donald J. Trump was that he is the leader of a cult. It all started when outgoing US Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said that his party was in a "cult-like situation" over Trump. The left-wing media … Continue reading The Obama cult

Inside the Gates: the Enemy [UPDATED]

by baldilocks After previously denying it, James Clapper admitted that the FBI “might have been” spying on the Trump campaign. Real Clear Politics: Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN's Don Lemon Thursday night that the president's claim that the Obama administration spied on his campaign is "hyperbole" but if it is true, … Continue reading Inside the Gates: the Enemy [UPDATED]

Illinois bicentennial: The 14 worst leaders from the state

By John Ruberry In honor of Illinois' bicentennial, Kerry Lester of the Daily Herald compiled a list of Illinois' best-known leaders. There is some good in it--Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln, and some bad. Ethel Kennedy? Robert F. Kennedy's widow was born in Chicago but grew up in Connecticut. And besides, her contributions don't amount … Continue reading Illinois bicentennial: The 14 worst leaders from the state

In Illinois the Democratic Party is Michael Madigan and Michael Madigan is the Democratic Party

By John Ruberry Unless you live in Illinois' 22nd state House district, Michael Madigan's name will not be on your ballot when you vote in the March 20 primary in the Land of Lincoln. Not directly, that is. But his foul spirit will be there. Even when there is a Democratic governor in Illinois, the … Continue reading In Illinois the Democratic Party is Michael Madigan and Michael Madigan is the Democratic Party

Obama’s Hezbollah Drug Report Mirrors the CIA Drug Cartel Theory

by baldilocks I’m old enough to remember when it was considered a lunatic conspiracy theory to assert that a government entity would knowingly and intentionally allow drugs to enter the United States and, thereby, allow drug cartels to become filthy rich. Politico: In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration … Continue reading Obama’s Hezbollah Drug Report Mirrors the CIA Drug Cartel Theory

Review: Season one of Ozark

By John Ruberry Last night I ended another binge-watching venture, this time it was Ozark, a Netflix original series starring Jason Bateman. Season one, consisting of ten episodes, was released in July and Ozark has already been renewed for a second run. Marty Byrde (Bateman) is a financial planner who makes a deal with the … Continue reading Review: Season one of Ozark

America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

By John Ruberry Barack Obama's Model United Nations style foreign policy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they'll-be-nice-to-you is a failure. Five years ago Syria's thug president, Bashar al-Assad, crossed Barack Obama's red line by using chemical weapons against his own people. Obama did not retaliate. Last Tuesday the brute crossed that red line--and on Thursday President Donald J. Trump fired 59 … Continue reading America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

To Russia With Love: Obama and the Ruskies

President Obama's dreadful policies toward Russia allowed Vladimir Putin to regard the United States as an impotent power. The misguided approach started at the beginning of Obama's regime. For example, he surreptitiously sent a letter to the Russians just after taking office, offering to cancel plans to install a missile defense site in Poland and … Continue reading To Russia With Love: Obama and the Ruskies

A Chinese Fire Drill

For the United States to have an effective policy with China, Americans have to stop buying iPhones. Or Apple has to move some of its production facilities from China. And a whole lot more. The trade imbalance between the two countries is so out of whack, amounting to a deficit of more than $300 billion a … Continue reading A Chinese Fire Drill

Breakdown

by baldilocks American rule of law is almost extinct, but it isn’t as if no one tried to warn the others. I wrote the following in November of last year and this post wasn’t the first of its type. Personally, I don’t think any warning will be heeded until something YUGE happens. But, until then…Normalcy … Continue reading Breakdown

Get ready for America’s sestercentennial in 2026

By John Ruberry Tomorrow, July 4, 2016, will be the 240th anniversary of America's independence. Which means in ten years the United States will be 250 years old, one-quarter of a millennium. I'm old enough to remember America's bicentennial, and while there was some feeling of bicentennial overkill--CBS TV's daily Bicentennial Minutes aired for over two … Continue reading Get ready for America’s sestercentennial in 2026

Obama regrets these 36 (x 100,000) Americans are alive

In Aug 1945 a 23 year old carpenter was sitting on board a ship in the Pacific when he discovered to his delight that there would be no invasion of the Japanese Mainland and neither he nor his fellows would have to risk their lives to support an invasion. Despite the lure of a promised … Continue reading Obama regrets these 36 (x 100,000) Americans are alive