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On Normalizing Relations…

  Barack Obama, America’s would be dictator, once said his job would be easier if America had a government more like that of China. Considering how much time he spends on vacation or playing golf or watching ESPN or signing Executive Orders or Presidential Memorandums, I don’t see how his job could get much easier or more like that of a dictator. His latest unilateral action was to normalize relations with the Castro regime of Cuba. The rhetoric has been flying from those on both sides of the issue. This humble observer of the asylum we all have to live […]

Obama: Cuba, Si! America, NO!

“[Castro] has been a mythological figure to the left-wing press since the 1950s. For 40 years they’ve chosen to ignore the repressive nature of this Stalinist regime that has done so much to try to harm America.” – Brent Bozell “Obama’s dirty deal with Raul [Castro] will make the worst president in American history Castro’s new best friend … This was not a prisoner exchange. This was a Communist bailout …  The Castro regime is on its last legs. Its sponsors in Moscow and Caracas are going bankrupt due to failing energy prices. The last hope of the Butcher of […]

My Exclusive Interview With Presidential Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald

Today at Manhattan Infidel I’d like to welcome one of the most famous figures of the 20th century.  Lee Harvey Oswald himself. MI: Good afternoon Mr. Oswald. LHO: Hey, how are you doing? MI: I’m doing okay.  I’m sure my readers would like to know what you have been up to for the past 50 years. LHO: Oh you know, the usual.  Being tormented in hell fire for all eternity while I wait for the resurrection of the dead. MI: What happens then? LHO: I get reunited with my body and my torments will increase exponentially. MI: Sucks to be you. LHO: Yeah well, I’m a marine. I can […]

The Bankers Are In Charge

  Your humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in is a fan of satire. One of my daily reads is the Manhattan Infidel. If you too are a fan of satire, you need to make the Infidel a regular part of your daily routine. Dan Miller ofDanMillerInPanama, also does great satire; although it is sadly only on occasion. For me, good satire is a way of taking the sting out of the otherwise depressing news of the day. Some times, however, the satire drives home the point so well that it can be painful to read. […]

What Thomas Jefferson Knew That Paul Krugman Never Learned

  And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, May 28, 1816. H/T to Robert Gore of the Straight Line Logic blog Of course, Thomas Jefferson wasn’t an economist with a Nobel prize; so what did he know? He knew the risks ofdeficit financing, that’s what! Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts? . .

Obama And Jamie Dimon Teamed Up To Pass Cromnibus: FED Vice-Chair And Maxine Waters Claim They’re Shocked!

It is being reported that President Obama and the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, worked the phones to help John Boehner find enough votes to pass the CRomnibus bill. The only thing shocking about that is that Fed Vice-Chairman, Stanley Fischer, claims to be shocked that Wall Street Banks still have that kind of influence and Congresswoman, Maxine Waters, claims to be shocked that Obama would team up with a Wall Street Banker. First up, the Fed Vice-Chairman: As The Wall Street Journal reports, Mr. Fischer suggested rules set directly by legislatures can be imperfect, lamenting the role of […]

What Really Happened This Weekend Why I tried To block Obama’s Amnesty

Hat/Tip to Senator Ted Cruz in an Op-Ed in Politico Magazine, and reprinted in it’s entirety. What Really Happened This Weekend Why I tried to block Obama’s amnesty. By Senator Ted Cruz For the past week, Sen. Harry Reid has worked hard to prevent a vote on President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. Finally, after considerable turmoil this weekend, we were able to force a vote. Only one month ago President Obama announced amnesty for roughly five million people here illegally. He did so in defiance of the manifest will of the voters; as he rightly noted, his “policies were on […]

A Parable About Life And The Importance Of Asking The Right Question(s)

The parable you are about to read was part of a an excellent post at Frankenstein Government. An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life… _______ “A fight is going on inside me,” the Chief said to his grandson. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.” “One is evil – he is angry, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.” “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” “This same fight is […]

Thanks To California’s Lefty Birdbrains, Eggs Are About To Get A Lot More Expensive

  So I’m perusing the Star-Ledger business page during lunch and what do I see? An article reprinted from Bloomberg News about an upcoming price increase for eggs. And why are a dozen eggs going to get more expensive? Well, you can thank California’s birdbrain animal rights nuts for that. Eggs are about to get more expensive, as California moves to make sure hen houses are roomy enough to allow the birds to lay down, stand up, extend their wings and dance around. Farmers nationwide who want to continue selling to the most populous U.S. state are moving to comply […]

Is It Time For Trey Gowdy To Be Speaker Of The House? It Sure Looks Like It

Is it time for John Boehner to go? In this author’s opinion, not only yes, but “Hell yes!” But who would we like to see in his place? Well there are some good choices and some not so good choices: Trey Gowdy R-SC Darrell Issa R-CA Jeb Hensarling R-TX Kevin McCarthy R-CA Walter Jones R-NC Jim Jordan R-OH Steve Scalise R-LA Tom Price R-GA Paul Ryan R-WI Cathy McMorris Rodgers R-WA In all honesty, this author would have to say that the best choice for Boehner’s replacement would have to be Congressman Trey Gowdy from South Carolina. He’s a tough […]

The GOP Takes A Dive

Boehner and Obama Join to Pass Bill Funding Obamacare and Amnesty “John Boehner has just squandered the election results before the Republicans even are sworn in.” – Rush Limbaugh “$2.5 billion for illegal immigrants and Obamacare is funded through the fiscal year, that’s a conservative speaker? I don’t think so. It’s a sad day that John Boehner doesn’t realize that there was an election … he is everything that’s wrong with Washington. He’s a Democratic Party-lite … He should not be the speaker. He should be replaced.” – Sean Hannity “I think he ought to be able to pick up […]

Defense Authorization Bill – A Lesson In What Is Wrong With Congress

The Defense Authorization Bill is a well known piece of legislation. It is classified as a must-pass bill mainly because it is reputed that our national defense will go south in a hand basket, were it not to pass. I’ll leave that particular debate for another day, but there are a handful of reasons why this year’s bill should not have passed as it stood. Simply put, amendments dealing with issues that have nothing to do with our national defense were added by legislators who were supposed to be doing what is best for their country. After reading the list […]

How Much More Proof Do You Need That The American Political System Is A Sham?

  If the actions of John Boehner and his establish pukes, after the American electorate spoke out loud and clear, doesn’t prove to conservatives/libertarians that what is wrong with America can not be fixed via the ballot box, then this humble observer at Asylum Watch doesn’t know what it will take. The idea of America that we conservative/libertarians have harbored all our lives is an illusion. Maybe it always was. America’s march toward becoming a totally statist nation goes back, at least, to 1913, if not much earlier. I don’t know when the statists won the fight for America; but […]

Season’s Beatings

“Unlike earlier immigrants who came to our shores for religious freedom, freedom from political oppression, or for jobs, we now have poorly educated, low-skill immigrants who have chosen to snub their noses at the U.S. immigration laws and come in illegally to receive billions in U.S. entitlements…” – Carole Hornsby Haynes “The man who will oversee President Obama’s new temporary amnesty said Tuesday that part of the reason for the program was to get the illegal immigrants working on the books, making it economically impossible for them ever to be deported by a future president.” — Stephen Dinan Sen. Chuck […]

ObamaCare, So Successful That People Can’t Afford To Use It

  Hey Obamabots, what good is “affordable” health insurance if it costs you too much to use it? In a survey taken in the fall, The Commonwealth Fund, a private, independent health care research organization, found that about 40 percent of adults nationwide who had high-deductible private insurance plans reported delaying care because of the cost. In another, the Gallup Poll, which annually asks about health care cost and use every November, reported that the percentage of Americans who had insurance and chose not to go to a health care professional for a routine visit or a need because of […]

Two Americas

  Want to know why citizens who work for a living dislike those who vote for a living? This guy hits the nail on the head! In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk-radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama’s “income inequality speech”: Two Americas By Bob Lonsberry The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have-nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, […]

The Changing Face Of America

  The US Census Bureau has published a series of demographic charts on America’s young adults; ages 18-34, which were reported at Zero Hedge. Here are some of them along with some brief comments. Percent of population age 18 to 34 who reported their ethnicity and race as something other than non-Hispanic White.  Percent of total population age 18 to 34 years who are foreign born Percent of total population age 18 to 34 who speak a language other than English at home The three charts above demonstrate the change in the ethnic make up of the general population brought […]

Russian Sanctions + Low Oil Prices = Pontential Trouble For The West

  No doubt there are many in our government who are delighted at the perceived damage that the West’s sanctions are having on the Russian economy and doubly delighted at the crushing effect the current low oil prices must be having on not only Russia, but also countries like Iran and Venezuela, which are not friendly toward America. Those effects are very real. However, it is a serious mistake for the West to believe that they have won this economic war against Russia. An enemy _ perceived or real _ is most dangerous when backed into a corner. That Russia’s […]