Tagged: Barack Obama

Random Reflections on Tyranny and Thugocracy

If I were an old man, and I were told that for the sake of my health, the government was going to universally restrict normal life throughout my community indefinitely, causing widespread unemployment, poverty, small business failures, suicides, untreated cancers, mass hysteria, and a general breakdown of civility and goodwill among my fellow citizens, would I thank the government for protecting me at...

When Obama is your moderate voice…

If you needed a simple example of how far off the left side of the beam the Democratic Party has fallen of late, you could do no better than to consider the fact that Barack Obama is now the party’s moderate voice. Here is America’s first overtly Marxist-inclined president, quoted at Patterico’s site, addressing today’s “woke culture”: “This idea of purity and you’re...

Trump kills ISIS leader with his (tiny) bare hands!

The U.S. military, apparently with considerable assistance from the Russian and Turkish governments that recently sat down to divvy up the territory which used to belong to the Kurds, before Donald Trump abandoned them to mass slaughter, has found and killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Needless to say, Trump is telling the world that he personally did this, and taking full credit...

Trump vs. Obama: A Study in Narcissistic Contrasts

In response to my post about President Trump’s “Tariff Man” boast about China, a great friend notes that Trump’s public statements (primarily tweets) almost invariably emphasize the first person singular, a mannerism he shares with his predecessor, and one very much in keeping with both men’s entrenched narcissism. I would only qualify that reasonable comparison with the observation that if there is one...

Back in Limbo: How Low Can America Go?

I apologize to regular visitors for my uncharacteristically long absence from Limbo. I have just returned from a visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Canada — but more on that later. For now, I will merely offer a few observations about the week’s big TV event, namely the latest and greatest episode of Trump’s Sellout Summit Series with Global Killers, Season One....

Obama’s Birth Certificate Reborn

Right Scoop gleefully announces that former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is reopening his extremely helpful and productive investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Even the hardcore “birthers” of 2011 have to be hiding their heads under their pillows at this news. Among other things, the more intelligent among them will see that this would be the Trump presidency’s worst nightmare. Back when Trump first...

Redshift: How Obama’s Marxist Transformation of America Succeeded

Redshift is the astronomical phenomenon in which light-emitting objects moving away from us at speed appear red, because their receding motion lengthens the light waves reaching our eyes, which constitutes a “shift” toward the low frequency end of the color spectrum — the red end of the rainbow, if you will. For eight years, American conservatives struggled to understand why their warnings about the existential...

Parting Shots for 2016

Happy New Year, Everyone! I like to say that to my friends, as we all do, because it is another way of wishing them well, which is always pleasant. To be honest, however, New Year’s Day as such is probably the least interesting of all the major festive days for me, just slightly below Hallowe’en. Yes, it’s time to restart the yearly time counting system, at least for those of us...

Captains Uncourageous

“The captain always goes down with the ship.” This old seafarer’s adage, which has come to have the force of a moral principle, was violated in tragic fashion in South Korea this past week. As investigators and divers try to determine exactly what caused the Sewol to sink, and families and friends mourn the loss of hundreds of souls, the rest of us...

Obama’s Court Marks Churches for Death

(Originally published in July 2013)  The American Catholic Church, along with any other religious institution that resists granting “equal status” to homosexuality, is about to be killed. If you doubt this, just wait and see. The death sentence has been issued and the U.S. Supreme Court, cheered on by Barack Obama, has just denied the final appeal.  The SCOTUS decision to strike down...