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Why Isn’t The Middle Class Ready To Throw All Of The Bums Out Of D.C.?

  America’s middle class _ if it can still be called that _ continues to be shafted by government policies and the Fed’s money printing and yet they keep sending the same clowns or clones of the same clowns back to Washington to do more of the same. Do you see why the name “Asylum Watch” is appropriate? America’s electorate should be on suicide watch. But then, who is there to save them from their folly? Let me share with you some information that every voter should have burned into their brains whenever they go into their voting booth. This […]

Movie Sequels Are Generally Worse Than The Original. What About Financial Bubble Sequels?

  Are you ready for Sub-Prime Mortgage Bubble _ The Sequel? You’re probably thinking you still haven’t recovered from the 2008 original. Well, if Mel Watt gets his way, the sequel will be coming to a neighborhood near you soon. Who is Mel Watt? He was named by President Obama last year to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). If you recall, that is the agency that took the bankrupt Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac into receivership after the collapse of the original sub-prime mortgage bubble popped. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Watt was a long time […]

42% Of Americans Are Brain-Dead? Or Is It 52%?

I say they  are brain dead because, try as I may, I can’t come up with a better explication of why President Obama’s approval rating, in spite of his narrative coming unraveled everywhere you turn, is stuck rock solid at 42%. I can’t tell you how many times over the last several months I’ve read headlines claiming that Obama’s poll numbers are at an all time low. Every time I immediately click on Real Clear Politics, which maintains an average of all polls, and scroll down to segment on polls, and, sure enough, the President’s approval rating is still 42%. […]

Why Is NJ Road Construction More Costly Than Anywhere Else? Uh, “Utilities”

  It costs $2 million dollars a mile to build roads in New Jersey. That’s 8 times the national average, and almost 3 times more than Massachusetts, the next most costly state. Why? Uh, “utilities.” Because no other state has those, or something. The Reason Foundation says New Jersey spends just over $2 million per state-controlled mile on construction, maintenance and administration, triple the roughly $675,000 spent by the next-highest state, Massachusetts, and more than eight times the national average of $162,200. Its pavement conditions nevertheless rank poorly, too, with the state’s only positive ranking being the nation’s fifth-lowest fatality […]

It’s Official! More People Watch Airport Radar and Ultrasounds Than Watch MSNBC

Hat/Tip to Andrea Billups at Newsmax. Conservative Talk Show Host, and the defacto “Godfather” of the Tea Party movement, Mark Levin often derides MSNBC (or as he calls them, MSLSD) on his radio show for their unflagging brown-nosing and sucking up to President Obama and his administration. The network consistently tacks far to the left on virtually every issue that comes down the pike, and they also don’t mind playing fast and loose with the truth, especially if it will advance their agenda. If you doubt me, think back to early in the Tea Party movement when they showed a […]

The Obama Doctrine: When Everything You’re Doing Is Wrong, Keep Doing More Of The Same

To be fair, this doctrine didn’t start with Barack Obama. He just made a more precise science out of it. It is not hard to see the evidence of my assertion. The laundry list of examples could go on and on. Here, for your reading pleasure, is Asylum Watch”s  short list of what the Obama administration has screwed up and continues to screw up. Please forgive me if the list seems disjointed. After six years of economic “recovery”, has the percentage of Americans of working age with jobs increased or decreased while the governments touted unemployment figure has decreased? It’s […]

Does the truth matter anymore? Does voting matter anymore?

  This humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in believes the answer to both questions is no. The percentage of people, who care enough to seek the truth or who will accept the truth and act on it when exposed to it, is too small. The percentage of people who take their responsibility as voter seriously is, also, too small. And sadly, this has been true for a very long time. Here are a few examples of truth that is leaking out that shake this country to its core and bring on immediate change. It won’t […]

SCOTUS Affirms Homosexual War on Christianity, Declines To Hear Same-Sex “Marriage” Cases

By choosing to Do Nothing today, the Supreme Court has escalated the homosexual war on religious freedom. The same-sex “marriage” juggernaut is now cleared to run roughshod over Christians nationwide. Many if not most observers expected the Supreme Court to take at least one of the cases for which review was sought in which the issue of whether same-sex marriage bans were constitutional was squarely presented. None of the Supreme Court’s decisions in DOMA or the Prop. 8 litigation decided that issue. But the Supreme Court did not take any of the cases, leaving in place Court of Appeals decisions […]

America: $old Off to the Highest Bidder

  America’s politicians have been selling their influence for votes and money since 1789, if not earlier.  Those elected by “The People” who have gone to Washington to manage America’s affairs in the interest of their electorate have been the exception and not the rule. Most enter politics for self interest rather than out of any noble sense of duty. So, we know who the influence peddlers are: the 536 people we so carelessly elect every few years to “represent” our interests, as well as, countless agenda driven bureaucrats. It’s common knowledge who the buyers of the influence being peddled […]

Political Correctness – The Death Of The America We Know And The Rise Of A Strange New World

  This is a post that has been a long time coming. I have pondered some of these things in my mind for several weeks, having arrived at the conclusion that political correctness may very well be the one thing that causes the America so many of us knew and loved to draw her last breath. Political correctness should be the bane of our society. It should be the one thing we draw back from and reject. Instead, it is the issue that so many Americans, who should know better, are embracing. In doing so, they are embracing the death […]

What? Me, Worry?

Here in the land of 21st century socialism, where I live, it was clear to about 40% of the population in 2002 that the country was coming apart at the seams. There were mega-protests by the opposition in the streets of the capitol and in all the major cities. Foreign news media were here in abundance and reporting on the crisis. The president at the time and other high officials would take to airwaves and say day after day ” ¡Aqui no passa nada!” (Here? Nothing’s happening here). The opposition protestors were quick to turn that phrase in their own […]

Shaneen Allen vs. Ray Rice – You Be The Judge

Shaneen Allen is not a new name on Political Realities. I have written twice about her plight after she accidentally went afoul of New Jersey’s antiquated gun laws. You can read those posts here and here. Suffice it to say, this young mother of two young boys from Philadelphia never envisioned being thrown in jail for bringing a gun legally purchased in Pennsylvania into New Jersey. As much as that may be, that is what she is facing. It seems the Garden State doesn’t abide by anyone bringing a gun into their state that isn’t approved and they are throwing […]

The Asylum Watch “Nut Case of the Week” Award

It’s Sunday, which makes it a good day to reflect on man’s follies. No where are man’s follies more visible than in the halls of any government in the world. We Americans certainly have countless examples in our government. While browsing the web this morning, I came across an article titled Idiot of the Week, in which  the author had a hard time deciding between John Kerry, for his use of bible quotes to support global warming, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for accusing Scott Walker of abusing women. He went with Schultz. But allowing words to escape one’s lips in […]

Obama: ‘I Should’ve Anticipated The Optics’ Of Golfing After Foley Beheading [VIDEO]

Hat/Tip to The Daily Caller. Even when he offers a mea culpa of sorts, he still manages to get a little whining squeezed into his rambling reply… Basically, he said that when “…you’re supposed to be on vacation,” that “you’re followed everywhere.” Supposed to be on vacation?? And he has the audacity to whine about the press? The press that falls all over itself to prop this empty suit up? Mr. President, I submit the idea to you that maybe, just maybe since we have Americans being beheaded, mutilated, tortured and killed and since we have a systematic genocide against […]

An Open Letter to Barack Obama: World War III is Here

Hat/Tip to Larry Gatlin and Fox News. Here, in its entirety is the open letter that country music legend, Larry Gatlin penned to President Obama. Dear Mr. President, It’s been quite a summer. The world is not a pretty place right now but I see you have had a chance to play golf. In fact you’ve played golf through the worst of it. Right after announcing that American journalist James Foley had been beheaded. Now I play golf and I enjoy it. But I’m not president of the United States… so I have a little more time. But I digress. […]

Despicable Prank!!!! So Wrong!!

A boy living in Ohio was the victim of an atrocious prank. The boy thought that he was participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge but instead other high school students played a cruel, vile prank pouring human waste and cigarette butts on the boy.  Plus, the pranksters even went so low as to make a video of their bullying the boy with autism.  Sick!!!  Friggin awful!!  I feel so sorry for the autistic boy.  Drew Carey is spot on when saying that after these teens who committed this horrible act are found, they should be arrested and expelled from […]

New Six Flags Ride Captures The Essence of Obama’s Domestic and Foreign Policy

For six years of this abomination known as the Obama Presidency, most us feel like we’ve been trapped on some incredibly insane roller coaster. Six Flags has captured that feeling in their new ride. (H?T to Right Scoop) . .   They should name the Obama Policy Comet. Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts? . . .

Three Examples of Why America is In A State of Irreversible Decline

Three Examples of Why America is In A State of Irreversible Decline   Being a self-appointed observer of the asylum we all have to live can be a daunting task. Although there are times when one can find humor in the observed insanity, more often than not the observations are unpleasant in the extreme. And, what could be more unpleasant than having to conclude from observing so much insanity that the irrefutable decline our once great nation is a permanent and irreversible. Think of the inertia in a spinning flywheel. For over a hundred years, the idealogues on the left have […]

Douches Wild

“Obama simply decided to trade in Jeremiah Wright for someone objectively worse: Al Sharpton. Wright was a divisive, racialist demagogue, no question, but I’m unaware of anything in the Chicago preacher’s past that rises to the level of Sharpton’s behavior, past or present.” – John Nolte The worldview of Barack Obama has always been shaped by a wrecking crew of assorted communists, socialists, Islamists, pacifists, and perverts, so it should come as no great surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention over the last 6+ years that in matters of race, he has taken to relying on the inflammatory advice […]

Honey, I Shrunk The Presidency

  You know a leftie like Obama is in hot water when sycophants like Tingles Matthews,Maureen Dowdy, and the editorial lackeys at the New York Times begin to carp.  Of course, that posse of progressive punditry is not really as exercised over Barry’s inane policies (or lack thereof) as they are over the excessive amount of time he’s spent bogeying the back nine when he could have been back in the Oval Office with his brat pack of latter-day Bolsheviks devising more ways to screw up the country and the world.      For a silver-plated narcissist like Obama, the day-to-day grind of […]