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Archive for the month “June, 2012”

What’s the Frequency, Justice Roberts?

We can only assume that John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, had an “epiphany” this week, believing he was George Washington crossing the Delaware to deliver “health care” to the American public, rather than sitting alone in bath salts along the Potomac.  It might be time for a qualified psychiatrist to check out some of these folks in Washington.  The 5-4 decision to uphold ObamaCare reminds me of the film, The President’s Analyst.  Does art (film) create life, or does life create art?

Homeland Security: A Bridge Too Far?

There was a fine film made some years ago entitled A Bridge Too Far.  The film was based upon an actual military campaign during World War II.  As the title implies, the mission was overly ambitious and ended dismally.  In recent years, we have seen other “bridges” that, perhaps, should never have been built.  One can only wonder what was in the minds of the individuals who came up with the idea of the Department of Homeland Security, as if we weren’t already awash with federal departments here in the U.S.A.  Has the Department of Homeland Security become a bridge too far?  Actions by this department have, if anything, created the perception of an out-of-control behemoth with no guidance control.  This past week, the Department of Homeland Security refused to share its database of illegal immigrants with Arizona and Florida which, for somewhat different reasons, need this information to maintain law and order.  Regardless of what Mr. Holder or the current resident of the White House may think, illegal immigration is, well, illegal.  If we, as a country, allow illegals, some of whom may be terrorists, to enter our country, then what may we next expect?  Russian and Chinese troops enjoying the fine cuisines of America’s great cities?  Every “bridge too far” is a slippery slope to disaster.  To the point, is it time for Congress to pull the plug on Homeland Security?  Don’t count on it.  Bureaucracies are virtually indestructible, much like asteroids, until they crash into something.  In 1963, Harry Truman stated that the worst mistake he made during his Presidency was the creation of the National Security Act.  If he were alive today, he no doubt would have believed that the Department of Homeland Security was a “bridge too far.”

Grinch-in-Chief Wants Your Gifts

 

 

President Obama, our Grinch-in-Chief, states at his campaign website that it is the duty of all Americans to forgo happiness by giving all their gifts to a worthy cause, namely HIM.  I’m not making this up.  Boldly going where no American President has ever gone before, he is asking his royal subjects to forgo the exchange of birthday and anniversary gifts and instead provide stimulus dollars to his reelection campaign.  Being a patriotic American, I had to give this suggestion some serious thought.  I’ve arrived at a compromise.  I’ve decided to give my wife a Ferrari for our anniversary and a fully restored 1967 GTO for her birthday.  The Ferrari is hers.  I get to drive the GTO.

 

 

Dinosaurs A”R”EN’T US

Janet Napolitano has once again kept us safe by her vigilant attention to details.  Nothing escapes her radar.  She has secured an order from a New York judge to confiscate a dinosaur skeleton from the Heritage Auctions folks in Dallas, the home of  “arch villain”  George W. Bush.  The Obama Administration has proudly announced that the old skull and bones will be returned to China from whence they came.  According to the Associated Press, Department of  Homeland Security spokesman Luis Martinez has assured the American public that the seventy-million-year bones will be moved to a government warehouse under strict security before the costly voyage home.  Hallelujah!

UFOs to Attack London Olympics!?!

Will UFOs from other planets attack the upcoming London Olympics?  British UFO writer Nick Pope, a former employee of  that country’s Ministry of  Defence, warned of this possibility in the June 7, 2012, on-line edition of the Daily Mail.  He went on to assert that the Ministry of Defence “has planned for the worst outcomes,” specifically, “attack and invasion.”  Amazingly, Mr. Pope seems to have virtually no concerns over a possible terrorist attack, a rational and far more reasonable concern for Olympic officials.

I met Mr. Pope in the late 1990s at a large gathering of  UFO enthusiasts in England.  I was an invited presenter from the United States, following publication of my book, The Great UFO Hoax (Galde Press, 1997).   While my talk was well-received by the audience, it went over like a lead balloon among other presenters, all of whom held firmly to the belief that Earth is being regularly visited by ET.  In my book, I argue that many “UFOs” seen racing through our skies are, in fact, secret military aircraft, mistakenly identified by otherwise honest witnesses.  A growing number of  UFO investigators now agree with my conclusion.  I often remark to UFO enthusiasts, promoting one sighting or another,  that they need to ask the question, “Was it built by Boeing or Lockheed?”  This may seem like an odd question, but it goes to the real meat of the matter.

U.S. intelligence agencies are rightfully concerned that an influx of  UFO reports, whether generated by UFO devotees or malevolent  foreign powers, could interfere with the military’s ability to properly defend this country.  Unfounded reports of  “alien craft,” they argue, could clog military channels, allowing for a very real invasion by terrorist nation states or other adversaries.  Recently declassified documents reveal that the Central Intelligence Agency has, in the past, resorted to such techniques as a cover for spy craft overflights of other countries.  One may only speculate on  Mr. Pope’s true motivations.  In any event, his pronouncement, intentionally or otherwise, lays the groundwork (and possible cover) for future terrorist activities in London and elsewhere.

Earlier this month, an experimental drone was transported on a flatbed truck down a major thoroughfare near Washington, D.C.  This event resulted in a rash of 911 calls from people claiming to have seen a “UFO.”  We, in the U.S., are lucky that a major terrorist attack did not occur during this time frame.  The resulting chaos might have been devastating, leaving military and intelligence officials befuddled just long enough for our Nation’s capital to be wiped off the face of the map.

Will aliens attack the London Olympics?  No.  Will a terrorist attack occur there?  We can only hope not.

 

 

An Impending Tsunami

The gaiety of  Pentagon higher-ups over the impending Democrat-controlled U.S.  Senate’s ratification of  the so-called Law of  Sea Treaty has hit a strong headwind in the form of  former U.S. Secretary of  Defense Donald Rumsfeld, despite a gust from the rear by the U.S. State Department.  Rumsfeld testified recently before the Senate Armed Forces Committee, registering a strong protest against ratification of this U.N. treaty.  This treaty is yet another giveaway of  U.S.  national sovereignty.  If the tone-deaf  in the Pentagon hear creaking doors around the place,  it just might be the ghosts of Admiral Nimitz and Generals Doolittle and Patton.

Give Unto Caesar!

There is an old adage:  you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip.  Apparently, the Obama Administration thinks it can.  President Obama is having difficulties in the Middle East,  so he is now shifting attention to those “nasty college students,” who are, incidentally, voicing displeasure at the possibility of  Obama being elevated to the level of Caesar via a second-term in the White House.  According to recent statistics, only one in two college graduates is being rewarded for their hard work with a real job.  To the point, there are no jobs to be obtained.  Now our  Caesarian President wants to make these very students he “harvested” for votes a few short years ago to be hounded by collection agencies and by all other vile means.  We can only imagine what Mr. Obama has in mind for the labor unions that are retreating from him as if  he had the plague.  Will we someday see a return to debtors’  prisons that existed in the Eighteenth Century?  Who knows?

 

 

Redemption. Not Excuses.

Most folks are nice, generous and patriotic.  Then there are the miscreants, at all levels of society, who just don’t “get it.”  These are the folks who cut you off  on the freeway, while dunking their donuts in their latest electronic phone device that does everything except “get them a job,”  after taking three mood-altering pills prescribed for  “attentive disorders” by some physician who is carrying on an affair with the pharmaceutical rep who will, likely, crash his or her  SUV into a tanker truck, causing a catastrophe approaching the destructive force of an asteroid hitting the  Earth.  To these “Ladies and Gentlemen”:   Read your Emily Post.   Manners.   Respect.   Honesty.  Duty.   Concern.   Awareness.

 

 

Climate Change of the Fourth Kind

Our friends  “across the pond”  have announced they will create clouds that actually rain during the opening ceremonies of the upcoming Olympics.   It would seem proper to dispense this rain on, say, Arizona or California, which are in dire need of water, considering the fact Roosevelt, Patton and others helped them out so in that conflict known as WWII.  I trust ale sales are booming “across the pond.”

Can You Say “Depression,” Mr. Bernanke!

2012 just became 1992.  Who said time travel would never happen!  Unfortunately, this time we can’t  go back to prevent the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, founding the now-crumbling European Union, but we can use this bit of time travel to look at some facts.  The U.S. Federal Reserve has given us our “treats” for the day:  the net worth of the “typical” American family fell to its lowest level in twenty years. 

 Home equity is down forty percent.  And there is more:  American families are settling for annual household incomes of seventy-seven thousand dollars, plunging them back through the black hole  to 1992, with faded memories of the days in 2012 when they raked in one-hundred and twenty-six thousand bucks annually.  The Fed strikes again.  Will a day come when U.S. Marines enter this inner sanctum to serve arrest warrants!?!

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