Category Archives: Media

Campaign Families

151230-candidate-childrenPoliticians love to drag their families into campaign ads. They also love to complain if anyone comments on the wife and kids. Ted Cruz did it last week.

This campaign ad showed the cute Cruz kids sarcastically reading about the Grinch who stole Hillary’s emails.

A candidate’s kids can be used against his/her enemies but not the other way around. It can be aggravating but the general rule is lay to off the kids.

The aggravation was too much for Ann Telnase so she blasted Cruz with this cartoon depicting him as an organ grinder with his daughters as monkeys. Cruz went ballistic. Ann’s editor, Fred Hyat, pulled the cartoon from the Washington Post’s website.

Enter Hillary, complaining that Donald Trump is sexist while announcing that she is launching husband Bill into the campaign to take him on.

By the way, a 1983 cartoon, portraying Jerry Falwells’s mother in a somewhat worse light than organ grinder monkey, became a Supreme Court precedent for press freedom.

The Real Winner


Host Steve Harvey misread his cue card and named Miss Columbia Miss Universe but the real winner was Miss Philippines.

Real Winner

President Obama thinks he was the real winner of Paris Climate Accord. But only the United States is on the hook for real carbon cuts in the deal.

Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Forum calls Obama the unilateral Climate Warrior. He says, in the WSJ, that Obama made “an unconditional pledge to cut carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025 no matter what China, India, and the rest of the world do.”.

Yellen Takes Off Training Wheels

151218-YellenJanet Yellen took the training wheels off the economy on Wednesday. After seven years of near zero percent interest rates, the Fed hiked rates a quarter percent.

Meanwhile, Congress passed a 2,000 page,  1.2 trillion dollar budget. That tacked another 157 billion onto the 18.5 trillion dollar national debt.


On Friday the Dow dropped 370 points.

David Stockman says, “sell the bonds, sell the stocks, sell the house”. IBD wonders if the markets know something the Fed doesn’t.

Trump Triad

151217-trump-triadeThe Donald may not know much about the nuclear triad but he’s created his own Trump triad for dealing with ISIS. He wants to ban immigration for Muslims, close the internet for ISIS, and take out terrorist families.

Trump Triad

For his part, fellow Republican front runner Ted Cruz channeled his inner Curtis LeMay and promised to carpet bomb ISIS until the sand glows in the dark.

Cruz has been playing nice to Trump, even after Trump called him a maniac. During the CNN Las Vegas debate Trump rewarded Cruz’s good behavior by saying he has a wonderful temperament.

Vetting Process

151216-vetting-processYou may be wondering about the vetting process that allowed killer mom Tashfeen Malik to slip into the US from Pakistan. Molly Hemmingway, in The Federalist, says Malik’s U.S. visa application included theses questions:

  • “Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization?”
  • “Have you ever ordered, incited, committed, assisted or otherwise participated in genocide?”
  • “Have you ever committed, ordered, incited, assisted or otherwise participated in torture?

The New York Times also reported on Dec 12 that “she talked openly on social media about her views on violent jihad”. The feds were never aware of it.

Vetting Process

Yesterday, Dec 16, FBI director James Comey said Tashfeen did not post about jihad on social media. Here’s the story in The LA Times.

Now you may be wondering about the vetting process at …