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

Barack Obama, the Bathroom President

By John Ruberry Below, courtesy of Monty Python's Life of Brian, is more proof that there is a Monty Python bit for every occasion, even when the characters are living in the first century AD. Stan: I want to be a woman. From now on I want you all to call me Loretta. Reg: What!? … Continue reading Barack Obama, the Bathroom President

Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

By John Ruberry Colonel Ahmed: "Not the President of America, sir. The President of Earth." Doctor Who, Death in Heaven. Not content with "fundamentally transforming" America, Barack Obama is in Europe right now causing mischief. During a joint press conference with German Prime Minister Angela Merkel that concluded a few hours ago Obama praised her open … Continue reading Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

Barack Obama is a Democrat ward hack and a complete fraud

By John Ruberry You can once and for all drop any lingering belief you may possess that Barack Obama is a bi-partisan unifier. A Chicago Democrat in the Illinois House who believed in compromising is now a lame duck because of our leftist president. Illinois has been locked in a budget battle for nine months. The … Continue reading Barack Obama is a Democrat ward hack and a complete fraud

Obama’s anti-free speech ’08 campaign set the tone for Chicago attack on Trump

By John Ruberry "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America." Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, 2004. Inspirational words, yes. But the spirit of the Democratic Party is now embodied by the leftist mob in Barack Obama's hometown who packed the house at the UIC Pavilion, preventing a possible presidential … Continue reading Obama’s anti-free speech ’08 campaign set the tone for Chicago attack on Trump

Destination: Kenya (UPDATED)

by baldilocks UPDATE: The trip dates have been changed to 21-29 February. ORIGINAL: In less than two weeks—February 14th--I’ll be going to Kenya for the first time, courtesy of an old blog fan-friend who prefers to remain anonymous for now. As I said here, it’s a dream come true. To give you some background on … Continue reading Destination: Kenya (UPDATED)

Why I Won’t Endorse a Candidate

by baldilocks First off, I never have, at least explicitly. There is no way of guessing which candidate, if elected, will keep his/her word after getting elected. Promises—like rules—are made to be broken among those of the political class. Endorsing a candidate implies that I think that a single person would make the best president … Continue reading Why I Won’t Endorse a Candidate

About the whacked-out leader of the world’s newest Islamic republic

By John Ruberry The world has a new Islamic republic. On Friday Gambia's strongman president, Yahya Jammeh, declared the impoverished west African nation that is almost completely surrounded by Senegal, a Muslim state. Other such nations are Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Mauritania--none of which are well-known for freedom or prosperity. Jammeh promises freedom of religion … Continue reading About the whacked-out leader of the world’s newest Islamic republic

The Fed has Written A Suicide Note for the States

By A.P. Dillon From the instant the news broke there was an attack going on in Paris, I knew it was them. Everyone in the world knew it was them. Whereas I and the rest of the world seem to be able to say the words, Islamic Terrorist', the 2016 Democratic candidates and President Obama refuse to. And this is a … Continue reading The Fed has Written A Suicide Note for the States