US Foreign Policy: The Musical starring Hall & Oates

The Obama administration often makes parody a challenge because, well, because it so often is a parody of itself – usually without even trying. A clear case in point was the recent appearance in France of Secretary of State John Kerry and his friend, singer-songwriter James Taylor. Kerry brought Taylor over to perform the song (actually written by Carol King) “You’ve Got A Friend” at an event at the Paris city hall. I am quite fond of James Taylor’s music and own most of his albums, but this seemed a bit, well, odd. The point, as near as we...

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Liberal Looniness leads in Washington DC

From trusting Obama’s trust in Iran, giving illegal immigrants tax refunds, Hillary Clinton’s illegal cash grab, American jobs down the drain its just looney Refund. It’s a fairly easy word; it means to give back or to make repayment. Someone returns money to you that you had previously paid.   The IRS seems a bit confused by the word. The tax collection agency says that under President Obama’s executive amnesty, illegal immigrants can claim up to three years’ refunds, even if they have never paid any income taxes in the...

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  In the spirit of the season, Barack Obama was in a giving mood, North Korea was just in a “mood,” and is there really anything higher about higher education? President Obama granted the Cuban government an early Christmas gift by cutting a deal to normalize diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. Cuba gets the opportunity to boost its forever flagging economy. Raul Castro hopes the pitiful economic conditions will improve all the way up to dreadful. Boy, he could only hope! Cuba gets tourism from the United States and...

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I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Kim Jong-un

Last week was a busy week for tyrannical dictators. Busy, but good – for them. The Sony hack job was officially blamed on North Korea by the FBI. Apparently, the hacking and subsequent threats were in retaliation for Sony’s production of the Seth Rogan and James Franco comedy, The Interview. The hackers threatened greater harm if the movie was released and shown in movie theaters across the county. Taking a cue from President Obama, who has bowed to so many foreign leaders he made my back hurt, Sony Pictures bowed to the threat. Check out the...

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What I learned in 2014 – and it was plenty!

As the year comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on what I learned in 2014. Boy, I learned a lot! Here are some of the highlights. After the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, I learned that a missing airliner can keep an entire news network afloat for nearly two months. CNN devoted more time to covering missing Flight 370 than E! spent on the Kardashians. Who knew that was even possible? Following another Malaysia Airline mishap, this time a plane shot down by the Russians, or Ukrainian militants, or Lee Harvey Oswald,...

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