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I would like to welcome all of you to the T.G.I.F. Simple Man Politics post for this week. Today I am not going to get into any heavy topics today, instead I thought I would share a few of my favorite political cartoons that I think are funny, which I have received since this blog started. I knows that they are all on serious topics that are important to the citizens of the United States and I hope you all don't stop thinking about them, but you have to be able to laugh at these people too.















Simple Man Politics will be on a semi-hiatus starting on June 1st, but there will be posts published here if anything seriously important politically occurs until we are back full time, which should be in about two or three weeks at the most. After all like I always say business is business and I got to pay the bills. I will see you all again very soon so have a fantastic day and a wonderful weekend.

P.S. If you want a big surprise check out the link I posted below.

http://www.usdebtclock.org/


Hmmmm lets see what makes a good United States Supreme Court Justice? I’m sure there are lots of qualities that we can think of that would go into making an excellent Supreme Court Justice pick. We see a lot of these extraordinary qualities in many federal and state judges all around the country although Supreme Court Justices are generally chosen from the ranks of federal judges or those who have practiced before the Supreme Court.

I think the foremost quality I would look for in a Supreme Court Justice is someone with a razor sharp knowledge of the US Constitution; yep that’s a good start. Another excellent quality would be someone who is a constitutionalist who would strictly interpret the constitution and the laws that are governed by this invaluable document. I also think another excellent quality in a justice would be the ability to be an impartial observer as well as a fair justice who uses the US Constitution as his or hers only guideline for passing judgment.

Unfortunately these qualities are not always evident in justices to those who have an opinion that runs counter to that of a particular jurist. A large part of this problem exists on a purely ideological level considering some of the topics that the SCOTUS has to rule on with ever increasing frequency. Topics like Roe v Wade and the 2nd Amendment just to name a couple of those hot button issues off the top of my head.

Then of course there is the problem that is associated with political party partisanship. This problem inevitably occurs every time there is a Supreme Court Nomination to be made. If the President making the nomination is a Republican he attempts to seat a conservative justice and if he is a Democrat he attempts to seat a liberal justice. The reason for this of course is that he wants the justice he picks to have opinions similar to his own.

Of course with a Supreme Court Justice seat being a lifetime appointment these justices will influence the SCOTUS and its opinions for decades potentially. That is at the heart of what makes these nominations so vehemently contested especially by those whose party does not represent the sitting President. Of course the President and his party try to push their nominees through every bit as hard as those fighting against the nominee.

Some of the biggest battles in seating these nominees are trying to find one who does not believe that the SCOTUS should legislate from the bench because they are the Judicial Branch and not the Legislative Branch of our government. Another big battle and the one that is currently brewing in the nomination process is the battle against racism on the bench.

At this time in our history our current President has had a chance to nominate a replacement for sitting Justice David Souter with another whose judicial views are similar to or maybe even more liberal than Souter’s and this nominees name is Sonia Sotomayor a Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the first Hispanic female to ever be nominated although not the first Hispanic nominated.

The current battle against her nomination stems from her statement supporting policy making from the SCOTUS by saying that policy is made all of the time on the appeals level. Another battle being waged against her nomination is because of an apparent racist statement that she made in which she said that a Latina female justice would make better judicial decisions than a white male justice because they would be unable to relate to the regular people who are the ones that the SCOTUS is supposed to protect. As always the battle against judicial activism will be fought on this nomination.

Now I will be honest with you and tell you that I would not support her for the simple reason that I fervently disagree with her notion that government policy is made on any federal judicial bench whether it be in federal circuit court, federal appeals court, or the SCOTUS. No justices are sworn in as legislators they are sworn in as judges or justices. As for the Latina female versus white male statement it may be racism in reverse and is certainly ignorant at the least.

As always I will tell you that it is up to you to do your own research and decide what you believe about this nominee. And as always all I can do is tell you the facts as I know them and my very educated opinion on the topics I write about. I hope all of you do take the time to read the things I write and decide if you like the direction our country is moving in and if it is where you want to go.

I hope you all have a fantastic day and I will see you all again tomorrow CIAO4NOW!!!!!



Well here I am and as I promised todays topic is going to be somewhat more serious than the last two subjects we discussed right here. That does not mean that I thought Memorial Day and racism are not important because they are. However I have to put them in their order of their importance especially with regard to todays topic, which is the immediate national security challenges that our President has facing him.

The two most important national security challenges that are currently on Obamas plate are North Korea and Iran. These two countries are a danger to our national security for a couple of reasons. The first and foremost dangerous of these two to our security is North Korea although Iran is running a very close second on our national security radar.

North Koreas immediate threat to us is the fact that this country and its despotic dictator are a nuclear power with the weapons and the technology to create more. Fortunately for us they lack an efficient delivery system with which to attack the continental United States.

However they continue to try to develop a successful ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) that will reach our west coast or even Hawaii. They even tested another Taepodong missile this past weekend along with another underground nuclear test as well, once again proving that they have no interest in ending their nuclear weapons program.

On the other hand Iran presents a danger to our national security for other reasons as well as its attempts at nuclear proliferation. Fortunately for us Iran is not at this time an immediate nuclear threat but they are not that far away from acquiring nukes according to the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and other intelligence sources both within Iran as well as in the region.

The threat that Iran offers to our national security at this time is the destabilization of the Middle East particularly in Iraq. Iran also poses a potential threat to us as well with its constant threats against Israel’s existence. Over the weekend Iran also placed six warships in the Gulf of Aden, which is within striking distance of the Straits of Hormuz where the bulk of Middle East oil is transported.

Also Iran’s denial of the holocaust and support of terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas who continue to attack Israel’s civilian population with absolutely no regard for innocent casualties, which continues to keep tensions in the region high and Israels alert status at its highest. All this does is increase the likelihood that Israel will react preemptively against Iran if they perceive a real threat.

What is even more threatening to the nation security of the United States is the fact that both North Korea and Iran are working hand in hand. Intelligence reports from within North Korea as well as around the region place Iranian officials inside the DPRK (North Korea) at the launch site of their latest missile test. The same intelligence also indicates that North Korea supplies Iran with uranium as well.

When you sum this all up Barack Obama has more than enough to worry about. Not only are these activities a direct challenge to test Obamas toughness and resolve by both of these rogue nations, but a sure sign of these countries willingness to pursue weapons of mass destruction programs with the goal of destroying their perceived enemies as well holding the civilized world hostage with nukes.

Now I will be the first to tell you that all of this makes itself into one hell of a dicey situation and I don’t pretend to know how to handle this diplomatically. I will tell you this though if I were President of the United States and one of these two countries even remotely appeared to be preparing to attack either us, or allies, or any peaceful nation they could reach I would turn the surface of their nations into a nuclear winter wonderland.

That’s it for today my friends but I will see you all again tomorrow. Have a wonderful day and CIAO4NOW!!!!!




Well as we all know President Obama is a consummate politician and he proved that again on Memorial Day. I must tell you that I actually applaud his effort at dodging the race card and doing so effectively.

We all know that as President it is his duty to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. However, very few people know about the ceremonies at both the African American Civil War Memorial, and the Confederate Civil War Memorial.

Apparently there was a petition from a group of about 60 professors asking the White House and our first black President to break with tradition and to not memorialize military members of the Confederacy because the Southern states supported slavery. This group also stated that the Arlington Confederate Memorial is a denial of the wrong committed against African Americans.

In true politician style fashion our first black President Barack Hussein Obama not only laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, but he also sent representatives to both the African American Civil War Memorial and the Confederate Civil War Memorial with wreaths for them both.

While sending a wreath to the Confederate Memorial is a traditional practice though not well publicized it is an unprecedented step by the President to send a wreath to the African American Memorial in Washington D.C.’s historically black U Street neighborhood.

I must tell you that I personally feel that any American who died in a war representing people of this nation including the War Between the States deserves to be honored on Memorial Day both white and black, Yankee, or Johnny Reb. For the record not only did whites fight for the Confederacy but blacks did so as well and they should be honored also.

That is all I have to talk about today, but tomorrow we will be discussing the national security challenges that Barack Obama is facing especially in light of both North Korea and Irans actions on Memorial Day. I hope you all have a terrific day CIAO4NOW!!!!!




I just dropped in today to say hi and Happy Memorial day to ya’ll, I am not going to get political at all today. I’m just going to give you all a little history on when why, and how Memorial Day started. Then you will all know why Memorial Day is celebrated and it might mean something more to you than just a day off, if you are lucky enough to be a federal employee or in the banking industry.

The federal holiday formerly known as Decoration Day and now known as Memorial Day commemorates those who have died while serving in our nations military services. It was first enacted to honor those Union soldiers who had died during the Civil War. After World War One it was expanded to include all American casualties of any war or military action.

The Memorial Day Order

I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but Posts and comrades will, in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.
We are organized, Comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, "of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers sailors and Marines, who united to suppress the late rebellion." What can aid more to assure this result than by cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead? We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security, is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.
If other eyes grow dull and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us.
Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains, and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledge to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon the Nation's gratitude—the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.
II. It is the purpose of the Commander in Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to call attention to this Order, and lend its friendly aid in bringing it to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.
III. Department commanders will use every effort to make this Order effective.
—General Orders No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters[1].
Although we now celebrate Memorial Day on the last Monday in May this was not always the case. Originally Memorial Day was observed on May 30th and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) as well as the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) advocate returning the Memorial Day observance to this fixed date. They feel that changing the date in order to accommodate 3 day weekends contributes a lot to the general public’s nonchalant observance of Memorial Day.

We as Americans observe and celebrate Memorial Day each in our own way. Whether you visit or decorate the graves of fallen patriots at their cemeteries and memorials, or go to picnics, barbeques, and sports events remember that without these valiant warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us we may not have had the freedom to enjoy these events or have these hero’s to look up to and honor. One other thing you can do is honor those who are still alive that have fought besides them because they are the living witnesses for those who laid down their lives that we celebrate this day.

That is all from me for now but I will see you all again tomorrow where it will be business as usual but until then have an awesome Memorial Day and enjoy the video. Sempre Fi Do or Die OOORHAAAAAAAA!!!!! CIAO4NOW!!!!!








Yesterday saw an extraordinary political event occur on the national stage and brought to all of us by our favorite news outlets. This extraordinary event that I am talking about is the back to back speeches made by President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney both of which were on national defense and the war on terror. Both of these speeches were in stark contrast to each other as well and immediately sparked sharp debate from both sides of the argument.

I found both of these speeches to be very well thought out and written by and for their respective speech makers. What I mean to say is that if you support the Obama position on the war on terror, closing Gitmo, and national security then his speech was just what you wanted to hear, and if you support the Cheney position then likewise he said just what you wanted to hear. As I said both sides of this argument will be talking about the speeches for a couple of days at least.

I applaud Obama for his choice of venues for delivering his speech, which was the National Archives where the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are enshrined, which are the three documents that he said in his speech he would defend. However I found the consensus that Obama was giving this speech from a position of weakness. On the other side Cheney chose to give his speech from the American Enterprise Institute and seemed anything other than weak from his position.

He also restated his intention to close down the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility stating that it was not only illegal but a sore point with our enemies and a recruitment tool for them also. He likewise stated his position on the Enhanced Interrogation Program and its termination saying that it was illegal, inhumane, and immoral. He also said that it was a recruitment tool for terrorists also. He further stated that bringing the Gitmo detainees to the US and trying them here with all of the rights of a criminal defendant was the right thing to do under the law.

On the other side of this argument Cheney said that the construction of Guantanamo was designed to house just these sorts of animals that attacked our homeland on September 11th, 2001 and was legally developed. He also staunchly defended the Enhanced Interrogation Program stating that it was not only extremely effective, but constitutionally legal as well. Cheney went on to say that Gitmo was there so that we wouldn’t have to bring these vermin onto US soil and implied that the detainees were not eligible for the rights our legal system affords its citizens.

Now I will give you my own thoughts on this subject. I agree with Obama that he has sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and likewise the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights and he should defend them. These documents are the very foundation, heart, and soul of our nation and its democracy, but there is little if anything else that he said yesterday, which I do agree with.

On the other hand I do agree with Cheney that 9/11 changed forever the way I look at our enemies and in particular those in the Middle East that support, harbor, fund, equip, train, or otherwise take part in terrorist activities against our country. I do not believe that they are eligible for Geneva Convention Protections because they are not a recognized national military. I will also tell you that I think we should leave them in Gitmo or put them in some more inhospitable environment where they could not survive without our assistance such as a place like ANWAR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or maybe Alcatraz Island, which is a federal military reserve.

As enemy combatants I also do not believe that they are eligible for habeas corpus rights or any rights afforded a simple criminal in our federal criminal court system including legal defense. I say a military tribunal is just what is needed for them. With regard to our Enhanced Interrogation Program and its apparent success in gaining intelligence from high value detainees I believe that it was not only a successful program, but legal as well and as far as water boarding in particular it was only used on three of those terrorists and with great effect. By the way their recruitment tools are nothing more than their hate of freedom and democracy.

I personally don’t care what we do to the detainees or what happens to them for that matter as long as it is extremely unpleasant. I don’t believe that animals and these animals in particular are deserving of the rights and protections of law abiding citizens of the world or of the United States in particular.

I would just as soon shoot them like rabid dogs myself personally and if I cannot then send them back to their countries of origin, but apparently we can’t do that because it would be a death sentence for most of them at least, but I don’t care if they are killed by us or their own kind. All I care about is that they never again have the ability to raise their hands against another citizen of the United States or any other democratic country.

Well that is my Friday rant for all of you to read and I hope it leaves no doubt where I stand on the issue of this nation’s defense and its enemies. I hope you all have an awesome weekend and I will be back again on Monday CIAO4NOW!!!!!


WOW I’m here to tell ya them people on the left coast always seem to find a way surprise me. Usually they just surprise me with the amount of excess air contained inside their heads where the grey matter should be, but this time they surprised me in a way that can only be described as being conservatively fiscally responsible. In California who woulda thunk it huh?????

This past Tuesday the Governator of California Arnold Schwarzenegger put six ballot measures up for a vote that would have increased taxes in the state of California for more than 16 billion dollars in tax increases on an already overtaxed citizenry. Apparently California tax payers had had enough and shot all but one ballot measure down sending a message to Sacramento that it is time for their state government to do their jobs without placing more financial burdens upon the people.

Of course the very next day Arnold was in D.C. meeting with the Obama crime family and I can just guess what that meeting was about. Schwarzenegger was there to ask Obama to bail out the state of California, can you believe that. Since he can no longer tax his own state residents to death he wants the American tax payer to shoulder the burden of the 6th largest economy in the world, which by the way is in to toilet. I wonder how the hell that happened and why it should fall on the American people because his state mismanaged itself for decades.

Don’t get me wrong I love California and I was born there in beautiful San Diego and lived there till I was 17. The sun, the beaches, the waves, the Betties, convertibles, and bon fire’s every weekend man it is the California dream. I continue to go back there as often as possible to stay in touch with friends and family that I still have there to, but all of that doesn’t make me feel responsible for what happened to the states economy and I don’t think that the rest of our nation is responsible for it either, it’s a California problem and they should fix it themselves.

My family in the California are die hard dyed in the wool Democrats and some of my more colorful friends are as well, and with the exception of one person whom I know that voted for all six ballot measures purely because the Democratic Party in her district wanted the measures passed but all the rest of them whom I know voted the ballot measures down. They all also told me that it was because of the tea parties, which were right on the money about excessive taxation and an insanely increased national debt created by the very man that they voted into the White House.

I am willing to bet you all that Obama will ultimately bail out the state of California if for no other reason than to keep the state employed union workers employed and empowered in order to support himself and his next set of radical agendas in his 2012 run for the White House. The sad part about that is that is just more debt heaped on the nation when we are already struggling under a massive amount of debt in this current weakened economy compliments of the Obamanator.

That’s it for today my friends, I hope you all have a great day, and I will be back again tomorrow CIAO4NOW!!!!!


Welcome back to Simple Man Politics for yet another hump day post. The man of the hour today who may be bestowed his hump honor eventually but not today is the RNC (Republican National Committee) Chairman Michael Steele. I have been considering doing a piece on this man for some time but other topics have taken precedence till now.

Former Lt Governor of Maryland Michael Steele (R-MD) now chairs the RNC and has the almost impossible and unenviable task of reviving and rejuvenating the Republican Party. He must not only ensure greater success of the party’s wins in at least the next two election cycles, but he must get his party’s base expanded, energized, and actively into the fight to regain GOP dominance in D.C. as well.

To say the least Mr. Steele faces some opposition to these goals and not just from the Democratic Party. He faces critics and opposition from within his own party also. Since his appointment to the RNC Chairmanship he has been blasted by Rush Limbaugh, and had ideological differences with former VP Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Newt Gingrich just to name a couple of his detractors.

In addition to these troubles he has had trouble with the RNC board who have attempted to place limitations or regulations on what he can and can’t do as Chairman including funding, which has caused him to say at one point that if they want a figurehead as the Chairman they picked the wrong man. As if all of this isn’t enough for the man to deal with he is now taking heat from within the RNC for hiring friends, which every Chairman before him has done.

Michael Steele also laid out his game plan Tuesday 05/19/09 for bringing back the GOP strong. He says that regardless of Barack Obamas immense popularity with the public that the Republican Party will attack the President and his policies head on. He says that even with a revamped Republican Party there will still be clear differences between Democrats and Republicans politically and ideologically.

He cites this stance as a comeback of the two party system and said that the GOP has turned the corner predicting a Republican resurgence and that the comeback has begun and it is not in Washington. He also stated that this comeback is underway with the rebirth of the American dream and the change came to the party in a teabag referring to the Tea Parties of last month. All of this however seems to fly in the face of the fact that less people now identify themselves as Republicans when compared to the 2000 through 2004 election cycles.

I personally hope that Michael Steele is successful in his endeavor to reconstitute the Republican Party, but until a consensus is reached within the leadership of the Grand Old Party and the figure out how to present a new streamlined fresh image of the party to the base and potential members this is all just rhetoric. Unfortunately this may also be how Steele gets humped and by no one and nothing else but his own party the GOP. I do wish him all the luck in the world and I hope he is careful about bending over to pick anything up right now.

That is all I have to write about for now, but I am sure I will come up with something very interesting for all of you to read tomorrow. I also hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and I will be back again tomorrow CIAO4NOW!!!!!


Welcome to the Tuesday edition of Simple Man Politics. I think from now on I am going to make Tuesday “Tim’s Targets Tuesdays”. I think I need to do this at least once a week because I can always find some political idiot out there who will qualify for the title. It just so happens that I happen to have a particular target picked out for todays post to and todays target is none other than our un-esteemed Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

This thing that is loosely referred to as a lady was a thorn in the side of former President George W, Bush and now serves at the behest and probable displeasure of our current Commander in Grief Barack Obama. Even though I am sure he likes the fact that this witch supports all of his wacko socialist policies and programs he probably can’t stand her and her trouble making ways. My god the only differences between Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden are anatomy and the fact that Joe actually believes what he says.

Now in addition to her ramming her poison agenda down the throats of the American tax payers she has also managed to put her hoofs in her horses’ mouth. You may ask well how did this happen and I will tell you. Quite simply she lied and not once or twice but over and over and over again about what she knew about enhanced interrogation techniques. Not only that but she blamed anyone she could think of that she thought wouldn’t defend themselves, while never once taking responsibility for what she really did know.

After the original memos on these techniques were released by the White House she attacked the CIA for not only knowing about and using the techniques but for not informing her they were used as well and the CIA proved that wrong. Then she said she had been briefed once that they might be used, but not that they were in use. The CIA promptly released memos showing she was at the briefings that were given on the usage of the techniques and the results and was rebuffed by the current Director of CIA Leon Panetta.

As a result of all of this she then said she blamed the Bush administration and its lawyers not CIA for any deception and got a face full of former Vice President Dick Cheney for that statement. In addition to having had to endure being rebuffed by Leon Panetta and Dick Cheney she has since been proven a liar by others who were in the same meetings with her. What she should have done was apologize and keep her B.S. dispenser shut but she just seems to like being knee deep in her own cesspool of controversy.

I really hope for the sake of the American people both in her district in California and nationally that she is so discredited and humiliated that she loses the Speakership of the House of Representatives and ultimately her congressional seat in 2010. Unfortunately for the American people shit really does float to the top and this piece has too much buoyancy.

That is all of my rant for today and I hope I got it all off of my chest for now with her. However I am sure she will do something else very soon to deserve my ire again. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday my friends CIAO4NOW!!!!!


President Obama has promised us a transparent government and has started the ball rolling with a website called Recovery.gov, which is supposed to allow the taxpayer to follow the 787 billion dollars in economic stimulus authorized in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This is supposed to show us what states, cities, contractors and non profits have received these funds.

The web is definitely the right place to do this and will show us the taxpayer if the government is ultimately really becoming more open. At this point though this program is still in its infancy and with many hurdles still to go before Obama can say it is a success. I for one think it has great potential as long as it is not mired down in bureaucratic red tape and political manipulation.

One of recovery.govs biggest obstacles is the vast amount of data sources it will need to incorporate, there are virtually hundreds of thousands of different sources that the government will need to disseminate and incorporate into one site to give us the whole picture. Unfortunately todays agencies only email spreadsheets that show the first step in funds distribution but not the entire trail from start to finish. There is much more at stake here though than just tracking the stimulus money this could ultimately change the way government shares data.

Greg Elin, Chief Evangelist for the Sunlight Foundation, a non profit that promotes government transparency compares the possibility to the way Wal-Mart using the web and data sharing within its corporate structure to maximize revenue, performance, and reliability between itself and its vendors. Wal-Mart has been in the forefront of using web based technologies and tools in the private sector but not without a lot of trial and error.

The possibility that this new effort by the Obama administration could fall prey to the same sort of failures as USAspending.gov, a site that came out of the Federal Funding and Transparency Act of 2006. This act was introduced by then Senator Barack Obama (D) of Illinois and Senator Coburn (R) of Oklahoma is very real. Due to the bills requirements for pilot programs, XML data formatting, and unresolved chronic issues the bill went no where and shows no potential.

There are five big risks that recovery.gov still faces and they are very challenging to the success of this latest attempt at governmental transparency by the Obama administration. Here is a list of these five risks as posted in Information Week.

1) Stale Data- Manual email updates won’t deliver enough fresh data and will be costly to maintain. A better route: Web standard data feeds.
2) Useless Data. Unless citizens can easily search and analyze the information, it’s just a portal into yet another data silo.
3) States Resist. The feds are working out what data they can demand. Without it transparency hits a dead end at the state level.
4) Feds Resist. Agencies can’t refuse OMB rules, but they can drag their feet on needed IT investments.
5) Delays. Stimulus spending gives transparency unusual urgency and delays can squander this momentum.

The OMB (Office of Management and Budget) is the agency running point on addressing a lot of these IT questions. Their current plan is to receive all data centrally at a site tentatively called FederalReporting.gov and it is from this site that data will be drawn to present on the Recovery.gov website. The worry here is that they will not have all of the information available to the public until fall when first quarter spending reports are due. By that time there will have been tens of billions of dollars paid out.

The Obama administration has not been very bashful about asking for help in resolving IT issues, which is a good thing if Recovery.gov is to get off of the ground and work effectively. The week of April 27th 2009 Recovery.gov aired a video on YouTube asking for help. Earl Devaney the former Inspector General of the Department of the Interior who now chairs the Recovery Board has asked leading IT developers, thinkers, and consumers to take part in an online roundtable at TheNationalDialogue.org so that their knowledge could influence the development and operation of Recovery.gov.

To say the least there has been a lot of effort, thought, and talent put up to try to make Recovery.gov a viable, valuable, and important entity in this supposed new age of governmental transparency that has been promised by the Obama administration. This idea of a transparency 2.0 could very well be the important first step and I think a good one as well. My worry is not that Recovery.gov cannot be done my worry is that transparency was just an empty campaign promise.

There has already been evidence that this administration and its supporters have used secrecy, diversion, and outright deception to achieve their goals, which is not surprising to me since most of them seem to be tax cheats and liars anyway. Then again most politicians are liars at one time or another if it furthers their cause. I think transparency is a wonderful dream but a dream none the less although I hope I am wrong.

That is all for today my friends but I will see you all again on Tuesday. Have a marvelous day all CIAO4NOW!!!!!


Welcome to the T.G.I.F. post for Simple Man Politics my friends and faithful readers. Today we are going to talk about something that has been causing quite a stir and not a little controversy as well in the past couple of weeks. Todays topic of conversation is Obamas expected commencement speech at Notre Dame this Sunday May 17th 2009.

While Obama has recently given commencement speech’s at a couple of universities lately the most recent being ASU (Arizona State University) the big difference between ASU and Notre Dame is that ASU is a secular university while Notre Dame is a theological university. This is where Obamas visit becomes a problem especially for those who attend and work at Notre Dame.

Here is the reason that this makes the Obama commencement speech such a bitterly opposed event. Since Notre Dame is a theological university and a part of the Roman Catholic Church. As a result Notre Dame is obviously a Pro Life advocate rather than Pro Choice, teaching that human life begins at conception and thus is a sacred living person and soul at that point.

Obama is obviously a Pro Choice advocate, which automatically puts his belief system opposite of the Roman Catholic doctrine. He has also recently implemented a couple of policies that are in direct contradiction to the Pro Life point of view. The most perceived direct assault to the Pro Life movement is the implementation of funding overseas for organizations who promote abortion as a family planning alternative.

Because of these to totally opposite points of view there is a lot of anger and frustration from students, faculty, alumni as well as the rank and file of the Catholic Church at the invitation from the President of the University of Notre Dame to President Barack Obama to make the commencement speech. These same people are also opposed to the honorary law degree for Obama from the university saying it honors an individual who does not honor the Catholic ideal.

Unfortunately this commencement speech event has also caused a rift in the Catholic Church also. Many of the more moderate Catholics will say that to have a US President give the commencement speech at Notre Dame will only add more prestige to an already very prestigious university. These moderates within the church will also say that by having someone like Obama with his beliefs visit the campus will help to promote greater understanding with his kind and the church faithful.

I will tell you all that I was baptized in the Catholic Church however I am what one would call a lapsed catholic. I cannot even remember the last time I attended a mass. I will also tell you all that I have my own ideas about what this invitation to Obama is all about. I think it is all about the money for the President of Notre Dame and his administration. Money is tight and federal funds are usually free.

I also think that even with Obamas speech at Notre Dame that the core principles and teachings of the university will not be corrupted. I do find it a shame however that the Laetare Medal will not be awarded at this commencement this year to Mary Ann Glendon who declined the honor. I also believe that both sides of this issue have to right to protest either side of this issue as well. Organized public protest and debate are rights we as a democratic society enjoy under the 1st amendment.

Whatever side of this argument you might fall on I only hope that you and I both pray for a peaceful day this Sunday. There is enough hate, discontent, and hostility going around elsewhere and it is not needed at Notre Dame on the day the next new crop of bright young minds enter the real world to try to make their dreams come true. I wish them all good luck, Gods speed, and Gods blessings in their new lives.

That is all I have for you all today but I will see you all again on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend my friends and CIAO4NOW!!!!!

P.S. The Video is from ndresponse.com check it out.




Today’s topic of conversation is the infamous congressman of the Pennsylvania T John Murtha (D-Pa). An individual who served with honor in the United States Marine Corp during wartime and has been a constant political figure on capitol hill for more than 30yrs although lately the shine has kind of worn off this piece of obsolete political machinery.

No one can say that good ole John ever lacked for something to say publicly and I am sure he likes to court controversy. You only have to look as far back as the Iraq War during the 2nd Bush term to see that.

At that time John Murtha made a statement that would come back to haunt him and what he said was that US Marines were responsible for killing innocent women and children out of bloodlust, which was definitely an incendiary remark.

He has since followed up the last nonsensical remark with another one. Now he tells Obama and congress that his district and his constituents are more than willing to have the 241 Guantanamo detainees in Pennsylvania. A comment for which is no support for him from within his district.

Everyone also knows that Mr. Murtha can soak up pork barrel funds like no one else. His latest project is the local airport in his district, which is named after him. After some concerns about a project there the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) would be releasing the $800,000 in stimulus funds for the Johnstown, Pa airport project.

It also appears that Rep Murtha doesn’t much care for being challenged for his congressional seat either. In 2008 Republican Bill Russell who is himself an Iraqi War veteran was threatened by Murtha who told him he would have him recalled to active duty and court-martialed for engaging in politics, which is illegal to do. Russell was not on active duty at the time.

Another subject involving Murtha’s abuse of his political power comes at the expense of his own nephew Robert Murtha Jr who owns Murthech. Rep Murtha saw to it that his nephew received over 4 million dollars in pentagon work without competition. John must pride himself on his ability to use nepotism without a guilty conscience when it involves the tax payer’s money.

I guess it doesn’t matter to John Murtha who he slanders, what he steals, or who he runs over in his never ending quest to maintain his power although it is dwindling. I was also happy to hear that Bill Russell will run for Murtha’s seat in 2010 maybe he can send this political dinosaur to the bone yard for good the next time.

The important thing to remember here though my friends is that it doesn’t matter what side of the aisle that 99.998% of these politicians sit on either Democrat or republican they virtually all crave one thing and that is power. I just happened to pick John Murtha as an example.

That is it for now but I will be back again on Friday with the T.G.I.F. post. I hope you all have a great day today CIAO4NOW!!!!!




Hello my friends and welcome to the Hump Day post for Simple Man Politics and since it is Hump Day today we are going to talk about public figures who get humped over political comments they have made or for being politicians themselves. Unfortunately this will happen to someone when they enter the court of public opinion and make a comment that is either not popular or hotly contested.

Usually the ignominious honor of getting humped publicly is reserved for politicians who in my view are substandard intellectually and ideologically and usually deserve it anyway. However on occasion other public figures have been bestowed with this honor as well. Unfortunately when one enters the public political arena of ideas with their own opinion they can usually expect a smack down particularly if their argument or idea is not very well thought out or lacks an intelligent theory.

As far as that goes well I have some bad news for all of you thinking about attempting this often ill-fated and demoralizing venture of public political discourse and that is that once you do this you are not only fair game for honest, intelligent, and motivated political journalists like myself, but you are also open to attacks from every on the fringe kook, idiot, and loon in the media or with a public forum with an ax to grind whose point of view opposes yours.

These media rapes happen everyday and they are everywhere all you have to do is turn on the cable news channels, talk radio, or the internet and it is all right there. Currently today I have seen the supposed Limbaugh/Sykes feud discussed yet again for the hundredth time, and the same with the supposed Cheney/Limbaugh/Powell feud also. Other people who have recently been savaged in the press are Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama. However these are political figures that are used to being in this type of shark infested territory and in my opinion have deserved it.

Of course political innocents are often sacrificed at the altars of the public humping gods on a regular basis as well as some not so innocent political activists. One of the new innocents that the kooks attempted to ravage publicly is the new Miss California Carrie Prejean. Apparently her traditional view on marriage was not very popular with some numbnuts by the name of Perez Hilton so he personally attacked her in his blog and then he and some of his rainbow butt buddies attacked her using news media outlets.

Fortunately for Miss Prejean Donald Trump who owns the Miss USA Pageant makes his own decisions and kept her in her position as Miss California. Donald Trump even went so far as to say that the views on marriage that Miss Prejean espoused were the very same views expressed by our current President. I guess if these views are good enough for our Commander in Grief then they are good enough for the Donald as well.

Another figure who continues to enter the arena of public opinion and usually deserves the media humping she eventually receives is none other than the dog faced Janine Garofalo with her DOCTORATE in DUMBASS. Her latest personal revelation is that everyone who either opposed Obama in the national election or who opposes Obamas policies are obviously all racists. Now while I will concede that at some point race did enter into the picture particularly since Obama was the first person to bring up race during his 04 election campaign it is patently absurd to say that all who oppose him are racists.

Now I will admit that I will often use this blog as well as other forums that I read and write in to attack public figures and politicians in particular and more often than not they appear to be more and more on the left politically. However I do not nor will I ever attack anyone on either the left or the right that does not step into the middle of the political arena and throw down the gauntlet.

I will also tell you that I myself have also been attacked for my views, beliefs, and truths that I have expressed here and elsewhere. When I have been right I have fought back even harder and dirtier than when the fight started and when I have been wrong I have apologized and have eaten crow. Fortunately I am seldom if ever wrong, but there is one thing I know going in and that is that I have thrown my hat into this political coliseum and had my say and they have the right to challenge me.

The best advice that I can give anyone who is considering doing this type of writing and reporting is to think about what I have said here today. But if you consider all of these things I have said and still decide to go ahead with getting into the middle of the political arena and throwing down the challenge then expect me and others like me to take up the standard and go right after you if I or we believe that you are on the wrong side.

I hope you all have a wonderful Hump Day and I will be back again tomorrow CIAO4NOW!!!!!




As promised I am back here again today and chances are I will be back here again tomorrow and for as long as I think I need to be here and that people want to read what I have to say. Also as promised today we are going to talk about the radical criminal group known as ACORN. (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)

I know the name doesn’t sound so criminal or radical when you read it does it? Believe me though this organization in its current form is nothing more than criminal and radical now. ACORN was perhaps the most politically active group during the past national elections that saw the Obamination elected to the Presidency.

ACORN and other groups like them along with Saul Alinsky the godfather of the community organization genre were the ones who gave Barack Obama his political and ideological education. I am here to tell you that they re-educated our President well to and in the process took him from a lowly community organizer to the highest office in the land using the same sort of Chicago style thug politics that is synonymous with the windy city.

Currently ACORN is under investigation for voter fraud in as many as ten states including Nevada, Washington, Colorado, and Ohio. However allegations against ACORN for voter fraud have been made in almost every state, which makes this much more than a few isolated incidents or coincidence.

The problem that investigators have is that it is not just ACORN they have to look into but the other approximately 300 organizations under the ACORN umbrella. Fortunately the do have some help in their investigation from former board members of ACORN who have spoken out against the organization for its illegal practices including voter fraud. There are other informants as well who help out on these investigations.

One of the things that bother me most is that ACORN who claims to be non-partisan in the first place was out there stumping for Obama and at the same time collecting voter registrations, which is supposed to be done by non partisan groups. It also came to light that this group actually registered more voters in Indianapolis Indiana than there were legal age voters in the city.

However that is not the thing that does bother the most because what bothers me the most is the fact that this organization is actually going to get federal dollars in the Obama stimulus package and they are currently under federal investigation for more than one count of voter fraud, which is a federal felony charge.

Although there was legislation introduced to remove these stimulus funds from eligibility from ACORN Democrats put these funds for ACORN right back into the stimulus bill. This is proof positive that if you supported Obama for President then you will get paid just like the United Auto Workers Union did.

That is about all I have for now, but I am sure I can find more back room deals and political corruption to write about tomorrow and you know I will. I hope you all have a terrific day today CIAO4NOW!!!!!



You all want to talk about a lousy deal for the American people well I got one for ya right now and both of these rotten ideas are coming courtesy of our “Commander in Grief” Barack Hussein Obama. Part one of the deal is accept the terrorists from Gitmo into your states and part two is accept the release of all criminal illegal aliens back into your communities.

I have to tell you frankly that this deal SUCKS for the American people. It is bad for us because not only are we going to import 241 of the most dangerous animals who have declared war on our nation, but we are going to put thousands more dangerous criminals back on the streets and into our neighborhoods where they can terrorize American citizens.

It is apparently not going to be so easy for Barack Obama to bring the terrorists here to the US though. It seems that most states and their residents are not to thrilled about the possibility of them coming to their states and are taking steps legally through state constitutional amendments and law making to deny them entry into their states should Obama attempt to place these vermin where they are not wanted.

It is also apparent that most states that have to deal with criminal illegal aliens on a major basis are not going to stop arresting criminal illegal’s when they commit crimes. It will be harder on them to hold them in jail or prison financially, but it appears that the arrests and convictions won’t stop for now even if Obama does cut of the aid for imprisoning criminal illegal aliens, which is what he is proposing to do.

Like everything else that Obama wants to do he is attempting to make himself popular with the world and in the court of world opinion. The reason for this is that he believes like any good socialist that he is smarter than everyone else and that he alone knows what is best for all Americans and that is to please the rest of the world. It doesn’t matter that they need us more than we need them, Barack is a good global socialist and that is the way he wants it.

Remember this my friends we need to fight these policies and the way we do that is to tell those we elected to represent us that they either oppose these idiotic policies or they will be out of a job when their next election comes around. Remember folks they and our government work for us the American tax payer and not the other way around. Unfortunately for us until they are taught this lesson harshly they will not believe we have the intestinal fortitude to carry out the threat of them losing their jobs.

That is all I have to say for today but I will be back again tomorrow when we will discuss ACORN. I hope you all have a marvelous day my friends CIAO4NOW!!!!!


There are a lot of subjects that I can close out the week with like Obama cutting 17 billion dollars out of his budget by going line by line, which aint much less than 1%. Or I could talk about Obama giving the UAW (United Auto Workers Union) The Chrysler Company, which is no big surprise. Or I can talk some more about the closing of Gitmo, which is exactly what I am going to do.

If my timing is still right President Obama only has about 7 months left out of the 12 months he designated at the start of his administration to close down the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and relocate 241 of the worlds most rabid terrorist animals. As of this post there has still been no executive decision as to where this scum will be going either.

In February of this year congressman John Shadegg introduced a bill (H.R. 1238) known as the “Keep Terrorists out of America Act”. The bill has the support of the house Republican leadership and it would keep all of the Gitmo detainees from ever stepping foot on US soil. I think the senate Republican leadership should get behind this bill to and pass it in its original language. Many states are looking at passing legislation that would bar this scum from coming to their states also.

Now I personally think that we should send them back to the countries that they came from thereby placing the burden of their presence on the nations that have spawned them. Unfortunately for them that would be a death sentence for the majority of these radical Islamists, which sounds good to me. There appears to be a few countries that would be willing to take the detainees but most of these nations have a strong Islamic radical presence and they would probably go right back to the battlefield once inside one of these nations.

As a result of all of this though I believe that ultimately the Obama administration and his personality cult in both houses of congress, are going to attempt to strong arm states into taking detainees inside their borders, which tramples these states constitutional rights to govern their own residents within their own borders. Of course we all know by now that Obama and company don’t care about anyone’s rights, because they only care about their power to force the American people into submitting to their wills.

Like I said originally I think we should send them all back to where they came from. However if that is not an option we should bring them all here turn them loose up in the Big Empty of Montana and have ourselves a terrorist hunting season that does not end until all 241 of these creatures are hunted down, killed, stuffed, and mounted by any tax payer that blows their brains out. I don’t know about anyone else but it sounds not only like a good idea but fun to.

That is all I have to rant about for today my friends, but I will be back next week with more Simple Man Politics just for you. I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and a fun filled weekend, CIAO4NOW!!!!!


Today in Simple Man Politics we are going to discuss “The Future of Journalism”, which is unsurprisingly the title of the Senator John Kerry (D) commerce subcommittee hearing held this very day. Make no mistake my friends the future of journalism is definitely an issue both politically and economically. This hearings subtopic was about the survival of the newspaper industry, which is becoming an endangered species.

For me personally I have a lot of great memories of sitting down at my dining room table to have my first cup of morning coffee, my first morning cigarette and my newspaper. It was a ritual for me as I’m sure it was for most of you a ritual to read the morning paper. I liked to read the front page, the sports page, and the most important page of all the comics.

To be honest though that tradition is the past and the industry helped to put itself there by not thinking ahead to their future and their appetite for the almighty dollar. Along the way the newspaper industry also ceased to be about keeping the public truthfully informed by keeping an eye on those in power for us.

Another unfortunate condition that may be contributing to heir demise is the political agenda and bias that most publications present nowadays. These are the things that the newspaper industry is responsible for doing to themselves.

There are other contributing factors to the failing health of the newspaper industry as well. First there is the 24 hour news cycle created by cable news outlets like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Another dangerous news outlet to the health of the newspaper is the internet, where you can find out anything you want on any subject with the typing of a keyword in a Google search and a click of the mouse on the search button.

One of the things that the committee discussed was the quality of good journalism, which some contributed to the newspaper industry. It seems to me however that in light of the newspaper industry and its assured demise that a lack of quality journalism might have helped to contribute to their loss of readership and shrinking subscriptions.

The newspapers argue that it is the internet and cable TV that are doing them in and I agree, because there is quality journalism in both outlets and I am living proof of that. Most of the good unbiased journalists who have written for the newspaper industry in the past now use the internet as a forum to get the word out. Alas though just like the newspaper industry bias has found its way into the cable and internet as well.

Another subject that this committee hearing addressed was how to keep the newspaper industry afloat financially. There was discussion of giving the industry tax exempt status. Another topic was charging for online content. The only phrase that was not uttered today was bailout but I am sure that that topic won’t be too far behind in future hearings particularly since we are bailing everybody else out.

That is all for today folks so have an awesome day and I will be back tomorrow CIAO4NOW!!!!!


You know I have been doing a lot of thinking about how big Hollywood stars and the entertainment industry attempt to shape the direction of our nation in all aspects. They try to influence everyone into seeing things their way on everything from ecology, energy, and economy to healthcare and defense. Now-a-days they seem to support every wacko activist group that come down the pike to.

However I have to wonder how some of these actors of today would stack up to the ones I grew up with. I mean sure some the entertainers we watch today are very good at their work and with the technology that Hollywood has at its disposal they can make these folks look even better than they are, but what exactly do these performers do for our nation other than entertain us.

Let’s take a look at the actors and entertainers I grew up with and see what they have done for our great nation then we will compare them to the crop of today’s performers and see how they measure up okay what do you say? I don’t know about you but I am a little bit curious now.

In researching this blog I found fifteen star actors from my childhood that I am very sure will prove themselves to be US Patriots in every sense of the word. After this we will compare them to fifteen of todays star actors and see how well the new guys measure up. Are ya ready to see because I am?

1) Jimmy Stewart served as a bomber pilot in the US Air Force during World War II and ultimately retired a Brigadier General after his service in the reserves post WW II
2) Clark Gable served as a Major in the US Air Force during WW II aboard B-17 bombers.
3) Charlton Heston served in the US Army Air Corps during WW II
4) Charles Bronson served in the US Army Air Corps during WW II
5) Eddie Albert served in the US Navy during WW II and won the Bronze Star for aiding Marines on the island of Tarawa in November of 1943
6) Ernest Borgnine served in the US Navy as a Gunners Mate during WW II
7) James Doohan served in the US Army and was at Normandy on D-Day
8) Charles Durning served with the US Army Rangers at Normandy where he won the Silver Star and a Purple Heart
9) George C, Scott served in the US Marine Corps during WW II
10) Brian Keith served in the US Marine Corps during WW II as a tailgunner
11) Lee Marvin served in the US Marine Corps during WW II
12) John Russel served in the US Marine Corps during WW II where he received a battlefield commission while on Guadalcanal
13) Robert Ryan served in the US Marine Corps during WW II with the O.S.S. in Yugoslavia
14) Tyrone Powers served in the US Marine Corps during WW II as a pilot in the South Pacific more specifically during the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns
15) Audie Murphy served in the US Army during WW II enlisting as a Private but by the time he left the Army he had received a battlefield commission and went on to become the most decorated serviceman of WW II receiving the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross however his other commendations are to numerous to list here

Now let’s take a look at todays star actors and what they have done in the service of their nation.

1) Colin Farrell served no where
2) Jamie Foxx served no where
3) Samuel L, Jackson served no where
4) Denzel Washington served no where
5) Kiefer Sutherland served no where
6) Alec Baldwin served no where
7) Martin Sheen served no where
8) Charles Sheen served no where
9) Emilio Estevez served no where
10) Lou Diamond Phillips served no where
11) Hugh Laurie served no where
12) Anthony LaPaglia served no where
13) David Caruso served no where
14) Russel Crowe served no where
15) Clive Owen served no where

I see a very big difference between the stars that made Hollywood great and the stars that make up Hollywood now. While todays stars may be very good at playing cops, soldiers, doctors, or fire fighters it appears that when they are compared to the stars of just 20 or 30 years ago that while they new guys played the parts the old guard lived the parts.

All you seem to hear from these FNGs is how lousy the US is today. They say we are responsible for everything from Global Warming to the unrest of nations everywhere from Africa to the Middle East. Some of these same people that we enjoy on TV or in the movies have even gone so far as to say they hate the United States and if that is the case then why are they here. I say to them all don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you.

I think the actors I grew up with would be very ashamed of what Hollywood and its representatives have turned Hollywood into and the way these adult adolescent crybaby spoiled brats say about this nation, These FNG’s would not have the good life like they have here anywhere else. I am sure none of the guys I grew up watching would ever utter such hateful things after all they are the ones that paid in blood and sometimes with their lives in order to find their successes.

That’s my rant for today and I hope you all enjoy it. I will be back again tomorrow have a wonderful day CIAO4NOW!!!!!




Hello ya’ll and welcome to the Tuesday installment of Simple Man Politics. As a rule I normally write about political policy issues or politicians. However today I’m going to do something different, something out there on the edge, I’m going to push the envelope, and you guys know what I mean. Todays targets are some in the media or supposed comedians and all of them think they are smarter than us.

Bill Maher:

Bill Maher is my first target for today and deservedly so. Bill Maher is a man who is known for his often vicious political satire and as such he often savages any political topic or figure particularly if it is against the politically conservative side. Since Barack Obama has been elected into office we have not heard even one derisive comment about the President while he attempted to commit wholesale character assassination on former President George W, Bush.

This comes as no surprise to me though considering his known political affiliations. The two most notable of these affiliations being PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) where he sits on the board, and The Reason Project where he serves as an advisory board member. Bill Maher is a vocal supporter of gay marriage and an out spoken critic of religion.

Janeane Garofalo:

What can I say about this woman that could possibly put her in a good light? The obvious answer is not a damn thing unfortunately. There was a time when I really liked her comedy she was a great stand up comedian. In recent years she has become politically active way to the left, which now makes her a target of those who are conservatives or are on the right. Janeane Garofalo and Bill Maher have a lot in common the only difference being is that Maher is vicious and Garafalo is just stupid. Janeane Garofalo is a known left wing political activist and former co host with The Weenie Al Franken of Air America Radios failed radio talk show The Majority Report.

This darling of the entertainment industry is a devout atheist and has participated in a radio interview held by Free Thought Radio, which is run by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. She has participated in the Code Pink anti war march in Washington D.C. Her latest foray into political commentary led her to group all the Tea Party protesters as racists against Obama. I find this to be odd considering there were a good many protesters who were Democrats as well. As for Garafalo I think this dimwit would be hard pressed to explain the original Boston Tea Party.

Drive by Media:

This blog would not be complete without giving the Drive by Media, CNN, and MSNBC its due attention. The liberal left wing bias of the Drive by Media and those within CNN and MSNBC has been incredibly obvious especially over the eight years that George W, Bush sat in the Oval Office and right through the last national election that put Barack Obama in the same office.

You could see it in the eyes of the news anchors at CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC they could smell McCain’s blood and were salivating at the chance to get their share of the conservative carcass. Commentators like Chris Matthews, Ken Olberman, and Dan Rather were having orgasms on the air in anticipation of ultimately electing Barack Obama as the next US president.

You know after having read, watched, and listened to most of those people out there that are supporters of Barack Obama I have learned a couple of things that I wasn’t really ready to believe. I learned that most of them were themselves racists against their own race. I learned that those we trust to bring us unbiased political news were not reporting that news they were trying to create the news as they saw it. I learned that none of these people were really any smarter than us.

I also learned that the one common thread that linked all of these people was hate. They hate anyone who does not believe as they do and they want to threaten and intimidate their opposition into silence. Basically they hate the American dream and do not believe that it belongs to anyone who dares question them. Their belief is that they and they alone are the chosen keepers of the American dream.

That is all I have for you guys today but I will be back again tomorrow. I hope you all have a terrific day CIAO4NOW!!!!!


Well here we are once again discussing the issue of our valiant men and women who wear the uniform and how they will get the medical care necessary to treat the injuries they received in battle. Apparently President Obama (Commander in Grief) still doesn’t understand why military personnel can’t purchase their own insurance to pay for injuries sustained during their service to our nation.

Even after Obama backed off from the issue earlier in the year he is still surprised with the amount of opposition to his proposal. “Look it’s an all volunteer force” said Obama. Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn’t compute”. Obama went on to say “I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country”.

Obama went even further in saying “I wasn’t asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in history, I’d have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation’s deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans”.

It so totally amazed me when I first read these quotes sent to me in an email and I was even more amazed when I checked the quotes out myself and found them to be true. I just could not believe that the man who is supposed to be the Commander in Chief of our armed forces would want to deny these American warriors the care they deserve for serving our nation. They get so little pay for the burdens that they bear that the last thing they should have to worry about is getting medical services for injuries sustained on our behalf.

However I probably shouldn’t be so surprised considering everything else that Obama expects the American people to sacrifice for the good or bad of his Presidential legacy, and I’m willing to bet it will be a bad legacy. It seems we will have to sacrifice life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness before this guy will even be a little satisfied. Not only does he want to kill the American dream, but he doesn’t even care if those defending these rights die from lack of necessary medical services.


This man has no love in his heart at all for the American people, but I am not surprised about that because I personally don’t believe that he is an American at heart. I think he is what is name portrays him to be a radical Muslim whose agenda is to drag our country down to their standard of living. Not only that but he wants to have our laws interpreted by the use of international law, and turn over our sovereignty to someone like the United Nations, which makes Obama a global socialist.

I guess those who voted for Obama are getting just what they wanted and making us suffer along with them for their ignorance and idiocy in voting this sham and con artist into the White House and make no mistake we will definitely pay the price for that and look on that day as a day that will go down in infamy. To steal another line from one of my favorite characters “Stupid is as stupid does”. You got that one right Forrest Gump.

I will be back again tomorrow my friends and I hope you all have a marvelous day, CIAO4NOW!!!!!


Well I was going to write some about the Republican Party effort to reinvent themselves and their intention to appeal to more independent, conservative democrat, and moderate Republican voters. However in recent hours leading up to the drafting of this blog post there has been an important piece of news out of the US Supreme Court. It appears that US Supreme Court Justice David Souter is due to retire from the bench in June after completing the courts business for the summer.

The information about Souter’s retirement has come to the public by means of a source inside the Supreme Court who asked to remain anonymous because the source was not authorized to speak for Justice Souter. As of yesterday evening Justice Souter had not released any statements either confirming or denying his potential retirement. It should be known though that for sometime Justice Souter has longed to return to New Hampshire and a life outside of Washington D.C.


There were many people who actually thought that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg would be the first to go especially after her fight with pancreatic cancer and the chemo that she undergoes regularly. However she has consistently stated that she plans to serve on the bench in the US Supreme Court until well into her 80’s. Justice Souter however is just 69 years of age with 19 years on the bench.

While this will be Obamas first Supreme Court appointment if Justice Souter does indeed retire it will not give the Obama administration any distinct advantage in the high court either politically or ideologically since Justice Souter is known to be one of three liberal justices that currently sit on the Supreme Court. What this means is that Obama would be replacing a sitting liberal justice with a justice of like mind.

Obamas advantage in getting his Supreme Court justice nominee confirmed is his party’s absolute power in the lower house of congress and his near filibuster proof majority in the upper house of the Senate. However there are still enough of Obamas detractors on the hill to make this potential appointment both painful and time consuming before there is a confirmed justice appointment to the Supreme Court. So what ever the outcome the status quo will remain unchanged at least for now.

That is all I have for you guys today but I will be back again next week. I hope you all have a superb weekend and CIAO4NOW!!!!!

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