If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. - Will Rogers~
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  • The Man Who Would Be King

    “Other than his fundamental dishonesty about certain conditions in America, what he stands for, his record, his failure to accept responsibility for his actions, his demonization, his divisive rhetoric, his arrogant promise to double down on his unc...
  • THE KING IS NAKED - The state of Obama's America.

    It is very important to silence the man who first cries out, ‘the king is naked,’ before others pick up the cry.” — Valentin Moroz, Soviet Dissident It’s State of the Union night. And the state of Obama’s America is not good. The n...
  • Lots of Laughs, but Sad Commentary

    “I admit I dozed off once or twice. And for the first half-hour I thought I was watching a rerun of last year’s State of the Union address. But I hung in there and Tuesday night turned out to be one of President Obama’s funniest addresse...
  • Unmasking Obama’s State Of The Union Misstatements

    “” Obama's record is abysmal at best, yet listening to the President one might think his term(s) in office have been successful. Nothing could be further from the truth - ...
  • Obama's State of Disunion His operating method has been social and political division.

    “The 2008 campaign phrase "hope and change" will haunt future histories of the Obama presidency. Many Americans voted Barack Obama into the White House for that reason alone. That reason is gone. The notion that this president would unify the n...
  • Meanwhile, Back in America . . . The growing distance between Washington and the public it dominates.

    “The State of the Union was a spectacle of delusion and self-congratulation in which a Congress nobody likes rose to cheer a president nobody really likes. It marked the continued degeneration of a great and useful tradition. Viewership was down, to...
  • How to debunk the ‘war on women’

    “What is it about women that causes leading Republicans to grow clumsy, if not stupid? When even savvy, fluent, attractively populist Mike Huckabee stumbles, you know you’ve got trouble. Having already thrown away eminently winnable Senate seats i...
  • So God Made a Farm Bill - A famous speech about those who toil in the fields gets an update.

    “(With apologies to the late radio great Paul Harvey. ) And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows,...
  • On fiscal issues, silence

    “One way to think about the State of the Union is to examine the depressing catalogue of last year’s unfinished business — reforming immigration, repairing crumbling infrastructure, expanding early childhood education. This list resembles New Ye...
  • The Poison of Postmodern Lying

    All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the relativism...
  • IRS rules change seen as limiting free speech for nonprofit organizations - Conservatives say they’re muzzled

    “Conservative groups are mounting a major resistance effort against the Internal Revenue Service’s post-tea party targeting scandal rules, which are designed to clamp down on outside groups’ ability to organize as nonprofits and still play a rol...
  • The Employee of the Month Has a Battery - Minimum wage hikes are accelerating the trend toward automation—and fewer workers—in services.

    “Ten years ago it might have seemed far-fetched that a customer could order food in a restaurant without speaking to anyone. But it's a reality now as service employers across the country—including Chili's, Chevys Fresh Mex and California Pizza Ki...
  • Income Gap? Not Many are Obsessed

    “Though President Obama keeps insisting that income inequality is the "defining challenge of our time," most Americans beg to differ. "What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?" asked Gallup in a nationwide surv...
  • House GOP wants legal status but no citizenship for illegal immigrants - Calls granting them full citizenship unfair and contrary to the rule of law

    “House Republican leaders have ruled out a special pathway to citizenship but do support granting some form of legal status and work permits to most illegal immigrants, according to the broad set of principles GOP leaders released Thursday that push...
  • Four words in the ACA could spell its doom

    “Someone you probably are not familiar with has filed a suit you probably have not heard about concerning a four-word phrase you should know about. The suit could blow to smithereens something everyone has heard altogether too much about, the Patien...
  • Labor unions 'bitterly disappointed' with proposed ObamaCare regulations

    “Leaders of major labor unions are pushing back against proposed regulatory changes that could affect some union-sponsored health plans under ObamaCare, arguing the proposals do nothing to help workers suffering under the law. In a letter to S...
  • Forming a (Trans)partisan Consensus for Public Sector Union Reform

    “Public sector unions are out of control in this country. From sea to shining sea public “servants” have refused reforms to pension programs which threaten to derail public finances. Funding for police, schools, and roads is being sacrificed to ...
  • In Our Hour of Maximum Danger, We Get Bizzaro Jack Kennedy

    “Well it’s clear from president Obama’s State of the Union poetry that we’ve reached the terminal phase of the old deal that’s been foisted on us, also known as the New Deal. Back when the world was young president Kennedy told us that ...
  • All the president’s pens and executive orders - The ‘year of action’ is a year’s distraction from Obamacare

    “Ever the huckster, rarely the statesman, President Obama continued the pitch for the spending schemes he presented Tuesday night in his State of the Union speech. On Wednesday, he began a road trip to take him to carefully assembled fawning crowds ...
  • STATE OF THE UNION: FIFTH VERSE, SAME AS THE FIRST

    “You can click here for a full transcript of President Obama’s State of the Union address, but if you didn’t see it, and don’t want to take the time to read it, I can save you the trouble: most of it was recycled material from earlier speeches...





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