Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Cartoon: Immigration children

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Immigration kids, Englehart, Cagle, June 23, 2014

Where’s Arnold in the governor’s race?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Schwarzenegger, conference

Where's ex-Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the primary election races decided today? By far the most successful GOP candidate in California in the last 15 years, he is nowhere to be seen in this important election. He has endorsed nobody for governor, and nobody for any other races. Jus...

Covered CA = VA

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
VA web page

Some thoughts for Memorial Day, which approaches on Monday. If there's one government program I favor, it's helping America's severely wounded veterans. When they signed up to defend our freedoms, they were promised that, should they be hurt in combat, the military would take care of them. Plain ...

CA Senate OKs GOP drought declaration

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Cocos Fire 2014, Wikimedia

  “Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy,” runs an Albanian proverb. So far in 2014, California has been wracked by merciless firestorms and severe drought even before the driest days of summer. And members of both political parties have not had merciful words for each oth...

ObamaChoppers to cost $20 billion

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Presidential helicopter, wikimedia

You would think America didn't have any economic troubles, and the government could waste whatever money it wanted to on anything. President Obama's has ordered a fleet of 23 presidential helicopters -- ObamaChoppers -- that will cost taxpayers an incredible $20 billion. That's $20,000,000,000.0...

Who’s to blame?

Friday, April 25th, 2014
Rush Limbaugh

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh this morning. He was blaming voters for installing President Obama in the Oval Office. But he missed a step. Shouldn't we first be blaming himself and other Republicans for nominating such duds as the Bushes, McCain and Romney? More than 50 years ago, JFK used ...

Chart shows stock-market not at new highs

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Dow Gold

With the stock market soaring again, it seems that happy days are here again for the economy. Except a new Chart of the Day shows that the Dow Jones Industrial Average, when charted against the price of gold -- the only real money -- is nowhere near record territory.     This ...

Colbert rips Common Core

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Stephen Colbert plays a "conservative" on Comedy Central. When he takes over the the "Late Show" from David Letterman next year, Colbert supposedly will reveal his inner liberal self. We'll see. In the meantime, Colbert just attacked President Obama's "Common Core" dumbing-down education scheme t...

Covered California to register voters

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
voting electronic machine wikipedia

Covered California, the state's implementation of Obamacare, now will be mailing voter registration cards to enrollees. Given that most of these folks are poor, and poor people tend to vote Democratic, this is a big boon for the Democratic Party that already dominates state politics. Reported the...

Sen. Feinstein moves toward compromise on drought legislation

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
California Water Balance Summary chart

  Crises commonly produce compromise. That seems to be happening in the U.S. Congress with solutions to California's drought. In particular, Sen. Dianne Feinstein appears to be moving away from her San Joaquin River Restoration Act of 2009, which was a response to a 2006 court decision and gave...