Sunday, April 24, 2016

News round-up: Obama's EU suck-up, $20 for Harriet Tubman, Cruz identifies problem with transgender logic, and goodbye to a tax fighter

Looks like feathers were ruffled when London mayor Boris Johnson opined that the "part-Kenyan president" of the United States should not be meddling in affairs concerning Brexit—that is, the upcoming June referendum in which British citizens (which includes me, just so we're clear) will vote on whether or not to leave the European Union. The Leave campaign is furious at Obama's intervention in the battle over Brexit and I don't blame them.
Forget for the moment the no-brainer involved in voting to exit this politically correct, power-hungry bloc with its unelected leaders. Why does everyone think that Obama has the right to interfere as he likes? Would George W. Bush have been given this kind of slack? Would there be anger if Reagan got told off by the Brits for lecturing them on an issue that is for her own people to decide? I think we know the answers to those questions.
Yet when Johnson tries to put this egomaniac in his place, it's so disrespectful to the "Leader of the (Not-so) Free World".
Presidents can of course give opinions on the policies of other nations, but Obama, as always, stepped over the line. Just as his administration previously tried to sway the vote against Bibi Netanhayu in Israel, President Barry has gone so far as to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron in helping to prop up the "Stronger in Europe" campaign.
We all know that Cameron has no balls and is the typical politician, so it's no wonder he hasn't told the President to butt out. Really, David? You get shunted aside at last month's global nuclear conference and you're welcoming this big-eared joke to 10 Downing Street to perform a minstrel dance—yeah, I said it, dear reader!—in favor of European bureaucrats? You really don't have a spine, do you? No wonder Michael Savage calls you "Ca-moron".
The only thing Obama ever got right is when he said that Scotland should stay with the U.K., with respect to the September 2014 Scottish independence referendum. There were very good reasons for Scotland to remain part of the U.K., and I'm glad it has. Obama, however, is all about limiting freedoms to people, so it doesn't take much guesswork to know the angle from which he approached the issue.
Menzies Campbell, the leader of the Liberal Democrats—who are in the "Stronger in Europe" camp—said that the comments made by Johnson that Obama's position on Brexit is "paradoxical, inconsistent, incoherent" and that Barry himself symbolizes an "ancestral dislike of the British Empire," constitutes a "loaded attack on President Obama's sincerity."
Obama and sincerity are two words that do not go together, unless it's about attempts to turn the United States of America into a third-world hellhole.
Hillary Clinton has decided she wants the U.K. to remain in the EU as well. Is there anything this criminal fraudster, this disgusting harridan, won't agree with Obama about?
I'm with Boris Johnson and UKIP leader Nigel Farage on this one. Mr. President, I say with all due respect, of which there is none: Keep your imposing ass out of our referendum. This is for us Brits to decide, not you! Is that clear enough for you?

Tubman is no Jackson
As much as I appreciate Harriet Tubman's contribution to the Union during the Civil War, I do not think she deserves to be on the $20 bill. I am an American citizen as well as British, and I dearly wish the Community Disorganizer in Chief would stop dicking around with American traditions. I know that's like wishing the moon really was made of cheese, but hey.
Andrew Jackson led an incredible life and he shall always be among the most prominent Americans in the nation's history. Not that the Dear Leader gives a stuff about any of that. I am sure that, in Barry O.'s eyes, Jackson was a typical white person with racism in his DNA.
An interesting fact about Jackson is that his struggle against John Quincy Adams reflects the acrimony between the Trump and Cruz campaigns. Jackson blamed Adams and his supporters for his wife's death during the 1824 presidential race as they had referred to Rachel Jackson as a "bigamist." Jackson was convinced that this insult had contributed to her fatally poor health. And you think Teddy Boy and the Donald have problems!
I can go into this in detail, but I won't. Suffice to say that Obama has—golly gee willikers—shown himself as a hypocrite. Yes, Tubman may have been black and a female, to boot. She was also quite bold in her embrace of firearms with which to dispense with members of the Confederacy.
I wonder if this will ever get pointed out by the anti-gun fanatics in the media or other so-called intelligentsia? Probably not. Because as we have seen by now, if this supposed President needs his ass cleaned, a plethora of drooling tongues are at the ready.

Stark raving nuts, the "new normal" of bathroom etiquette
Quoteth Ted Cruz:
Donald on television this morning said gosh he thought men should be able to go into the girls bathroom if they want to. Now let me ask you: have we gone stark raving nuts? It is simply crazy and the idea that grown men would be allowed alone in a bathroom with little girls—you don't need to be a behavioral psychologist to realize bad things can happen and any prudent person wouldn't allow that, and it is only the lunacy of political correctness.
Now, Donald Trump:
North Carolina did something. It was very strong. And they're paying a big price. And there's a lot of problems. North Carolina, what they're going through with all the business that is leaving and strife—and it's on both sides—you leave it the way it is. There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate, there has been so little trouble.
Cruz, to give credit where it's due, is completely correct. How does Trump know that there has been "so little trouble" with regard to transgender restroom legislation? Now then, if he is referring to biologically born men who have had the operation and can suitably pass as women, perhaps not. If, however, we're talking about dudes like Caitlyn Jenner who live as women but still possess their meat-and-two-potatoes, yeah, there's bound to be trouble.
It is worrying how little thought all the "good" people, like Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Zuckerberg, et al., have put into what allowing any man who claims to feel more like Jane than John into women's restrooms will do to the psyches of little girls or rape or other sexual assault victims of any age.

The LGBT lobby, as is its forte, thinks only about what lunacy it demands and screw anyone else, and we've got cowards everywhere who back it up. Courageous positions, my ass. Ask Curt Schilling about true courage. He's got a pink slip from ESPN to demonstrate where genuine courage, and the dissemination of common sense on your own social media page, will end up getting you.
I guess this is the "new normal" about which we hear so much.
Where's CAIR on this issue, when they could actually be of some good to the nation? A boy brings a clock that looks like a bomb to school and, when he is arrested, it's the beginning of an anti-Muslim Gestapo force in the U.S. CAIR screams and hollers when states like North Carolina, Tennesse or Iowa consider legislation barring Sharia law. You know, because every Muslim living in the U.S. is just so eager to experience a seventh-century lifestyle. Yet, American Muslim citizens will, if transgender activists get their way—and they will, you just know it—have to deal with biologically male persons in the same bathroom as their women who are so pure they have to cover up. This should ring alarm bells all over the offices of CAIR. Yet it does not. On this they are silent.
Honestly, if you're Muslim and you believe in CAIR to stand up for you on issues that will actually affect your life, then you've been duped.

Barbara Anderson, R.I.P.
Another person of noteworthiness that 2016 has taken away from us is Barbara Anderson. Who is Barbara Anderson, you ask? She was the head of the non-profit Citizens for Limited Taxation (CLT) organization.
She was a taxpayer advocate for the state of Massachusetts for 40 years, first coming to prominence on Jerry Williams's WRKO talk-show in 1981 where she and veteran reporter (and current talk-show host) Howie Carr would discuss fiscal policy on the Friday segment of Williams's show called "The Governors". She lost her battle with leukemia on April 8 at the age of 73.
Anderson helped craft Proposition 2½ which was passed by voters in 1981, while Michael Dukakis was governor, which, to this day, keeps a wary eye on property tax increases. Twenty-year CLT veteran Chip Ford said that Anderson was a libertarian and "stumbled" into the leadership position of the group. Ford says from that point on, she never looked back.
According to Shira Shoenberg's article on, "Anderson led Citizens for Limited Taxation for years, working to preserve property tax relief, reduce the state income tax and oppose a graduated income tax structure."
Godspeed, Barbara Anderson.

1 comment:

goddessdivine said...

Oh my gosh, don't even get me started on the bathroom thing. Holy Insanity! If I had daughters I would be worried sick. Because you know that perverted boys/men will totally abuse this. Just wait until the first incident occurs. Somehow the libs will find a way to blame it on conservatives....

I'm with you on the $20 bill. Don't break with tradition. Let it be. And for crying out loud--we have bigger fish to fry!