WRITING IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Daniel Henninger had these thoughts about the current political "madness." Here are just two excerpts from his excellent column. "Some 30% of Republican voters want as their president the former host of “Celebrity Apprentice.” About the same percentage of Democrats prefer a 74-year-old Socialist who seems to believe federal revenue is created by pixies. The British Labour Party just cast its lot with a leader whose choice for finance minister includes among his interests “fomenting the overthrow of capitalism.” A torrent of Syrian refugees has unhinged European liberalism. Islamic State is drowning history itself in blood, while the pope is giving speeches on climate change. Not least, the future of the slow-growth, anxiety-producing American economy is in the hands of one nice lady named Janet Yellen, who presides over what is literally a central-bank black box. Crazy. A friend last weekend said he thought the story about the University of New Hampshire’s website publishing a bias-free language guide, which declared that use of the word “American” is “problematic,” was a hoax. Of course, it was real." …"In the U.S. and Western world generally there is a spreading sense of weak or poor political leadership. Because he sits as president of the United States, the lead nation, Barack Obama bears responsibility for much of this madness. His conduct of the presidency, more than all the other pilloried persons in public life, led us to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. People think politics is a system for getting what they want. So it is, and the vast ideological gulf between the public-sector Democratic Party and private-sector Republicans has a lot to do with the frustration. The other traditional purpose of politics, though, is to be a release valve, a place to vent, to at least be heard. Barack Obama is fundamentally anti-political He claims Congress doesn’t work. That is an excuse. Doing politics, left or right, isn’t his thing. He has transformed the presidential veto power into a blanket nuclear option that deters politics. You think you’re mad? Talk to members of Congress, Republican or Democrat, and you will discover people also driven nuts by the virtual impossibility over two presidential terms of practicing normal politics."
An Obituary printed in the London Times....Absolutely Brilliant!!
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, NOT children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death;
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
WHY can’t WE seem to Pinpoint The Problem—IT IS VERY SIMPLEThe Shoe Bomber was a MuslimThe Beltway Snipers were MuslimsThe Fort Hood Shooter was a MuslimThe underwear Bomber was a MuslimThe U-S.S. Cole Bombers were MuslimsThe Madrid Train Bombers were MuslimsThe Bali Nightclub Bombers were MuslimsThe London Subway Bombers were MuslimsThe Moscow Theater Attackers were MuslimsThe Boston Marathon Bombers were MuslimsThe Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were MuslimsThe Air France Entebbe Hijackers were MuslimsThe Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by MuslimsThe Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were MuslimsThe Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by MuslimsThe Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were MuslimsThe Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were MuslimsThe Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were MuslimsThe Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were MuslimsThe Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were MuslimsThe Besian Russian School Attackers were MuslimsThe first World Trade Center Bombers were MuslimsThe Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were MuslimsThe Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were MuslimsThe September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims[ED. NOTE: ARE ALL MUSLIMS BAD? NOT AT ALL—JUST THE RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS]Buddhists living with Hindus = No ProblemHindus living with Christians = No ProblemHindus living with Jews = No ProblemChristians living with Shintos = No ProblemShintos living with Confucians = No ProblemConfucians living with Baha'is = No ProblemBaha'is living with Jews = No ProblemJews living with Atheists = No ProblemAtheists living with Buddhists = No ProblemBuddhists living with Sikhs = No ProblemSikhs living with Hindus = No ProblemHindus living with Baha'is = No ProblemBaha'is living with Christians = No ProblemChristians living with Jews = No ProblemJews living with Buddhists = No ProblemBuddhists living with Shintos = No ProblemShintos living with Atheists = No ProblemAtheists living with Confucians = No ProblemConfusians living with Hindus = No ProblemMuslims living with Hindus = ProblemMuslims living with Buddhists = ProblemMuslims living with Christians = ProblemMuslims living with Jews = ProblemMuslims living with Sikhs = ProblemMuslims living with Baha'is = ProblemMuslims living with Shintos = ProblemMuslims living with Atheists = ProblemMUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEMThey're not happy in GazaThey're not happy in EgyptThey're not happy in LibyaThey're not happy in MoroccoThey're not happy in IranThey're not happy in IraqThey're not happy in YemenThey're not happy in AfghanistanThey're not happy in PakistanThey're not happy in SyriaThey're not happy in LebanonThey're not happy in NigeriaThey're not happy in KenyaThey're not happy in SudanThey're happy in AustraliaThey're happy in EnglandThey're happy in BelgiumThey're happy in FranceThey're happy in ItalyThey're happy in GermanyThey're happy in SwedenThey're happy in the USA & CanadaThey're happy in Norway & IndiaThey're happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? Not Islam... Not their leadership... Not themselves, THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!And they want to change the countries they're happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy! STUPID!Islamic Jihad:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONISIS :AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONAl-Qaeda:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONTaliban:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONHamas:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONHezbollah:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONBoko Haram:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONAl-Nusra:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONAbu Sayyaf:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONAl-Badr:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONMuslim Brotherhood:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONLashkar-e-Taiba:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONPalestine Liberation Front:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONAnsaru:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONJemaah Islamiyah:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONAbdullah Azzam Brigades:AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATIONAND A LOT MORE!And We just can’t figure out who's causing the problems?