Monday, February 27, 2012

MORT’s Meanderings:

The Trio of #1 threats to our national security.

I am very, very concerned about the number one threat to our national security – the encroachment of the deadly stealth enemy of the United States. That threat is violent ‘Shariah Islam’. Shariah is best defined in the book titled:

“Shariah – the threat to America” ( a report of Team B11 – Get it and read it):

“The enemy adheres to an all-encompassing Islamic political-military-legal doctrine known as shariah. Shariah obliges them to engage in jihad to achieve the triumph of Islam worldwide through the establishment of a global Islamic State governed exclusively by shariah, under a restored caliphate.”

This sworn enemy of all ‘infidels’ by which it means, anyone and everyone who has not succumbed and submitted to the totality of the shariah-compliant laws that govern every aspect of the Islamic way of life – is commanded by tenets of sharih law, to do violence including murder, to those whom they consider, ‘infidels’. This is the kind of off-charts insanity we are faced with when we confront this rapidly metastasizing cancer.

Islam uses outright lies, deception, bribery, intimidation and violence to achieve its objectives. These tactics have proved effective in enabling their progress toward infiltrating and therefore, influencing all aspects of America daily lives. Islam is quickly becoming an increasingly influential force in the control and conduct of all our governmental, military and civilian institutions. And seemingly, we are totally deaf, dumb and blind to what is happening around us. Are we all wearing blinders, or what?

Number two in this triumvirate of aberrant anomalies that comprise the #1 threat to our national security – is the current President, his entire administration and the Democrat majority leadership in the Senate and the Democrat minority leadership in the House of Representatives. Plus, the two most recent Jurists to sit on the Supreme Court. This conglomerate of corrupt ideologues centered in Washington, DC, believes that the major impediment to achieving their objective of affecting a total transformation of the basic structure of our Government, is the Constitution of the United States.

They openly acknowledge their disdain of this unique document that was created by the genius of the Founding Fathers of this nation. Despite the audacity of mounting such a challenge to the basic principles upon which this nation was founded, they continue a reckless, relentless pursuit of their nefarious objective. They choose to ignore, or circumvent or run roughshod over our Constitution, that most magnificent master plan that has served so well in governing this nation of free people, for more than two centuries since its founding.

The result is a tsunami of regulations, edicts, executive orders and an endless litany of what I believe to be unconstitutional mandates that are being jammed down the throats of our citizens. All, without the slightest regard for our traditional institutions, established legislative practices, historical precedent or the tyrannical trampling on our freedoms – freedoms that are guaranteed under The Constitution. We are being led toward a disastrous demise by this current President and his mindless minions and enablers.

Number three culprit in this trio of the #1 threats to our national security, is what is popularly referred to as, the Mainstream Media. This amalgam of TV & radio outlets plus, the mass print media (periodicals and newspapers) is slavishly beholden and embarrassingly subservient to Obama and this administration. And as such, they are complicit in enabling this president and his administration to achieve remarkable progress in the incremental destruction of our system of government. They do this by selectively reporting on significant events, by slanted coverage of the news, and by omitting or skewing vital facts that are integral to the news. This is by any measure, a dereliction of duty on behalf of the free press in the performance of their traditional role as monitors of elected government. That role calls for the ‘fourth estate’ (press/mass media) to delve into the actions of elected representatives, to seek out the truth and to report the entirety of their findings in a factual, unbiased manner.

Thanks to traditional TV networks plus satellite and cable technology, we now have the capability of viewing news broadcasts from around the globe, 24/7. The reality is that this massive flow of news is funneled through a relatively few news bureaus agencies, a large percentage of which are little more than propaganda outlets for governments or huge international conglomerates. Thus, much of the information (i.e.,news) that winds up on our TV tubes and in the print media, is highly filtered and dominated by strictly controlled, agenda-driven special-interest overlords.

A Johny-come-lately addition to the mélange of information is the burgeoning world of blogsites, a phenomenon that puts scant effort into vetting original sources or bothering to verify facts and figures. Thus, we have this flood of rumor, innuendo, inexpert opinion and quasi-information spewing onto our screens via the social networks and YouTube look alikes & sound alikes. Very little of this volume of Ethernet space junk is ever validated but, that doesn’t preclude it from being multi-plexed and booted along by insatiable e-mail forwarders. Of course this too, contributes to the overall chaos and adds a further threat to our national security.

And so, we come to the inevitable question used by so many people as an excuse for inaction: “What can I do about it?” The answer lies in an axiom taught by leaders in the military: “When you are caught in an ambush, DO SOMETHING!” Inaction in the face of the threats to our national security leads to certain defeat.

Therefore, it is incumbent upon each of us to become informed. We are obliged to do the uncomfortable. It is time to do the unthinkable.

This is the time to ‘educate ourselves’ to the #1 threat to our national security.

Get off your duff. Get involved and do something!

The very survival of our nation is at stake.

Conservative Commentary by MORT KUFF © 2012

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

What is the “99%”?

It seems like the loony left have latched onto the figure of “99%”, a figure I'm sure they just picked our of thin air or out of their butts to make a ridiculous point in trying to give their left-leaning agenda some legitimacy that it ordinarily doesn't get.

You saw this bogus figure being used by the “Occupy Wall Street” mobs as they tried to gain validity by claiming that they were representing “99%” of the general public. In reality, it seems that instead of the “99%”, they were actually representing the “1%” of losers who were Marxist/Socialist anarchists, not the the “99%”. By the way, where did this “99%” figure come from? Who did the study to arrive at that figure? Just by observing these goofball, disheveled, anti-Semitic, and anti-capitalist “social disruptors”, you get the impression that most of these people are unemployed social misfits who, in some cases, are professional protesters, in other words, part of a “rent-a-mob”.

Another area where this bogus “99%” myth has taken hold is in the area of birth control. You keep hearing that “99%” of women (especially Catholic women) use birth control. I agree that many women use birth control, but how did they come to the figure of “99%”? This is another example of people with a political agenda using bogus statistics to justify their silly conclusions, in this case birth control. The idea behind using this figure is to say some fanatics (the “1%”) want to impose their religious values on the “99%” of the “enlightened” people (of which they claim they are part of).

The President put his foot into deep doo-doo, when he mandated that the Catholic Church provide birth control to its employees or clients. Whether you agree with the Catholic Church's position or not, the government should have no business in telling any church or church related organization to do something against the principles of their religion. His compromise of “ordering” insurance companies to provide the birth control “free”, is a flim-flam that is typical of the Obama administration's way of doing things. What insurance company, a profit-making organization, is going to give away “freebies” without being compensated? Any sane person will figure out that the insurance companies will charge the Catholic groups more in premiums to cover the “free” birth control they will be forced to provide. It was just a back door attempt to cover up a stupid decision on the part of Obama and his Health Secretary Sebelius.

So, when the liberals and left-wing lunatics (a/k/a Democrats) tell you that they represent the “99%” of the public, try not to laugh in their faces, as they really mean well, but their logic just seems out-of-whack with reality, which is a common liberal trait.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Monday, February 20, 2012

MORT’s Meanderings

With regard & disregard to OBAMACARE:

OBAMACARE, also known as the ‘Affordable Healthcare Act’, is an ill-conceived idea. I’ve always held that an ‘ill-conceived idea’, carried to its fullest potential and then implemented – is still an ill-conceived idea.

When this ill-conceived monstrosity was born as a 2000+ page bill, it had been written behind closed doors and introduced in the wee hours. Both houses of the Congress were sand-bagged by this President and his enabling Democrat majority leadership, to pass it immediately, before anyone could possibly have had the opportunity to read it. They managed to pull off this dastardly stunt.

That is not actually, how the Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution, envisioned that the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government would function.

OBAMACARE is a monstrosity that is fraught with snares, traps, loop-holes and legislative time bombs. It is so weasel-worded and open-ended that it is as welcoming to creative interpretation as is the vaunted Quoran.

In other words, it can mean anything and permit anything that future Legislators interpret it to mean or permit. That isn’t a law to make health care services available at affordable cost to the general public. It is rather, a legal (albeit, arguably unconstitutional) license to steal; commit murder, mayhem, and work unrestricted violence against our most sacred personal freedoms that are guaranteed under The Constitution. It is the ultimate power-grab by a president and administration that is committed to achieving complete and total control over every aspect of the lives of each and every American.

And, when that goal has been achieved, the plan is to blend us into the family of third world nations that have already succumbed to the Marxist ideology – a famously failed concept that has corrupted most of Europe and brought it to its knees.

As mentioned earlier,
An ill-conceived idea, carried to its full potential and then implemented – is still and ill-conceived idea.’

The effects of such an unspeakably bad law, can only be neutralized and negated by its total obliteration. And by the way, that goes for its namesake, also.

Ready for ‘four more years’ of this lunacy from Mr. Hope & Change?
NO? Then, all who would preserve this nation under the Constitution - follow me into the voting booth and vote for the Republican candidate who will defeat and replace Obama, his minions and his ideological lunacy.

Conservative Commentary by MORT KUFF © 2012

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Did the U.S. Buy a “Pig in the Poke” in 2008?

That term (idiom) has been used since the Middle Ages to refer to someone buying something without first checking it out as to what it really is. That idiom could also be used to explain how Barack Hussein Obama came to be President of the United States. Did the voters buy a “pig in the poke”?

Never in our modern history has there been so little knowledge of a sitting president than we have by the present occupant in the White House today. Everything about him seems to be shrouded in mystery. He has not been “transparent” like he said his presidency would be. Where was he born? (it took him over 2 ½ years to produce a birth certificate, that some today still thinks is a “photo shopped” phony). What did his parents and grandparents really believe in? Where are his grades that he got in his high school and the colleges he attended? (he has not released them as yet). How did he get into Harvard Law School, was it through pulling strings, by merit and superior grades, or by affirmative action? Where are his medical records? (does he have something to hide relating to his admitted past drug use?). What was his religion before he attended and was baptized in that anti-Semitic and anti-American church run by the “black liberation theology” Pastor Jeremiah Wright? How closely was he tied to the nefarious characters in Chicago like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (admitted domestic terrorists), Tony Rezko, a convicted felon who helped him buy his house in Chicago, and Louis Farrakhan, the rabidly anti-white leader of the infamous Black Muslims?

The leftist news media fell in love with Obama during the primaries in 2008, abandoning along the way their previous love affair with Hillary Clinton, and “carried his water” right up to the election of 2008, and which has continued ever since, up till today.

If you noticed, the Republican challengers for the Republican nomination have been given a thorough “anal exam” as to the good and bad things that have happened during their lives, no stone has not been unturned, but that was something that was not done to Obama, as the media “slobbered” over him as the the second coming of Christ. He was their Messiah and he could do no wrong, and besides, he was black (the most important part of his whole make up).

Even today, we only have an inkling as to who and what Obama is. He's like a chameleon, one minute he is a wide-eyed liberal, and in the next minute he's a moderate pragmatist saying some soothing things to the more conservative voters, that he constantly throws under the bus. He tries to please everybody, but he winds up practically pleasing nobody. His actions do not correspond to his words. In other words, he's all talk and no action.

Will he be able to pull off a successful re-election, nobody knows for sure, as the general public might be fooled again by his oratory skills and his “silver tongue”. It'll be up to the motivated Republicans to point up the hypocrisy, deceit, and animosity that he has generated during his first term (hopefully, his last).

It will be a difficult sell for the Obama campaign, but the people did buy a “pig in the poke” before, and it is not out of the realm of possibility that he won't be able to do it again. Heaven help us!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Raiding Social Security and Mortgages

Yesterday, CBS news had an interesting story – one that has not received much press or discussion amongst politicians. In fact, the one Congressman who warned about this scam was Allen West.

This past December President Obama joined pushed through a deal whereby the payroll tax would be extended by a whole two months. Supposedly this savings would save the economy and country. But guess who will be paying for this tax cut? Home buyers and those attempting to refinance their mortgages!

The payroll tax cut law mandated that a new minimum tax of 1/10 of 1% on all Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac backed loans – and this amount could well go higher. The tax will be imposed for the next 10 years and lasts for the life of the loan. New home owners could find themselves paying an extra $10,000 over the course of the loan to pay for the “tax cut.” That should do wonders for the housing slump we are facing. But don’t look for an explanation of this tax on your closing statements. It is hidden and built into the interest rate you will pay. Imagine if a bank or mortgage company tried to sneak something like this through without disclosing it. But if the government does it, it’s OK.

Well, where will this tax go to? Believe it or not it won’t replenish the Social Security Fund that the payroll tax cut is raiding. [By the way, whatever happened to the “locked box” on Social Security that John Kerry talked about? I guess the locked box does not apply to a President who is a Democrat.] No, the taxes collected will go to the general treasury to be spent at the whim of politicians. Makes you feel good, doesn't it?

Conservative commentary by James J. Pirretti

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

MORT’s Meanderings

Gov’t stats under Obama:

Whole cloth, thin air and cooked books.

This President who by his own admission makes mistakes every day and according to his own self-assessment repeated ad nauseam, learns to be a better president every day (*sigh*), liberally sprinkles his pronouncements of self-aggrandizement with what he blithely cites as ‘official government statistics’. The figures we see flash across the TV screen are cut from whole cloth, pulled out of thin air and are the result of cooked books. To quote Rush Limbaugh: “Don’t doubt me.”

Who among us, accepts that such government smoke-mirrors & tortured numerology put out by agencies of this administration - the figures that are swallowed hook, line & sinker by watchers of MSNBC and CNN and the NYTimes and Tribune papers – have any validity, whatever?

That is, except for a majority of the umbilical cord Democrats; millions of entitlement recipients; recipients of George Soros’ largess; truly gullible believers in ‘Hope & Change’ - racist folks of color who proudly emblazon their cars with Obama logos and bumper stickers; radical Muslims who follow the tenets of Sharia; Shia Islamists insurgents; Union thugs; Communists; Socialists; Marxists; Al Jazeera; Administration lackeys and the ever-growing army of Obama- appointed Czars; the Democrat leadership in the Congress and the careless, clueless people in our midst who figure that somehow, someway – things will work themselves out if we’ll all just vote Democrat. In other words, Obama’s core base.

Other than the above-mentioned, who believes the things Obama says or any of the government stats he quotes?

Four more years of ‘Hope & Change’ and ‘learning on the job while our nation is being plundered, emasculated and brought to its knees? I don’t think so.

Conservative Commentary by MORT KUFF © 2012

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Social Security or Social Insecurity?

Social Security is all trust and no fund. There’s no stash of your cash in an account with your name on it that nobody can touch. The money that beneficiaries get comes from the paychecks of their working children, grand-children, friends and neighbors. If you had private accounts, there would be cash in an account with your name on it. Therefore, Social Security is not a“social insurance plan” like it is described by some, but a welfare program that takes money from working people to give to retired people (who, by the way, must pay income taxes on a certain amount of the benefits received).

Just like Ponzi’s plan, Social Security does not make any real investments – it just takes money from later “investors” or taxpayers, to pay benefits to earlier, now retired, taxpayers. Like Ponzi, Social Security, in the future, will not be able to recruit new “investors” fast enough to continue paying promised benefits to previous investors (today and tomorrow’s retired seniors). Because each year there is fewer young workers relative to the number of retirees, Social Security will eventually collapse, just like Ponzi’s scheme. It is now estimated that by the year 2017 (or sooner if the recession continues), Social Security will be paying out more than it will be taking in. It is expected to become insolvent around the year 2040 or there about.

How long will it be before our elected representatives finally try to make Social Security a financially viable program so that future retirees will be able to count on receiving benefits during their retirement years? The most “politically incorrect” answer is what Pres. Bush tried to do a few years ago, after reading a report by the late Sen. Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) and former Sen. John Breaux (D-LA), who suggested using part of the payments, now being made by today’s workers into the present Social Security system, into private accounts that become the property of the worker, which can be passed on to his/her heirs upon death. It has been shown that over the years, a three or four times better return can be realized by letting people put some of their F.I.C.A. contributions into “blue chip” equities or debt instruments (AAA Bonds).

Even in today’s down market, a worker would be getting a greater return on his contributions than he would get from the present system, if he had a partially “private” Social Security account as described above (if it was setup 20 or more years ago). Yes, there is no 100% guarantee, but past experience, over the last century, has shown that it is most probable that a worker would be vastly better off with a partially privatized system, even taking into account the ups and downs of the market, through good economic times or bad. We must try something as the present system is going broke, just like Bernie Madoff’s financial empire which came crashing down. Even a “Ponzi Scheme” run by the government is not immune from disaster.

Written by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Is This Progress?

With all the new fangled gimmicks, gadgets, procedures and products like the I-Phones, H-D T.V., Blue tooth, medical marvels like angioplasty and colonoscopies (to name only a couple), etc., etc., why are we so backward when it comes to sex education, and other social activities in trying to maintain a normal family environment?

Let's take sex education. When the birth control pill arrived and sex education classes were instituted in the schools in the 1960's, 5.3% of births were out-of-wedlock births. In 2010, after more than 30 years of abortion on demand and sex education in the public schools, over 40% of American babies were born out of wedlock, the figure in the black community is a disastrous 70%. Our permissiveness in the area of sex and personal relationships (gay marriage, one night stands etc.) has spawned a plague of sexual diseases, including HIV, broken homes, domestic violence and general unhappiness.

Is that progress?

Around the turn of the century (around 1900) there was a real need for labor unions as many workers were being exploited and their working conditions were less than adequate. The unions proved to be a good thing for the workers then, as they helped many workers become part of the burgeoning “middle class”. But, as time went by and unions became very powerful, the need for unions lessened and in some cases became quite non-useful. The unions hit its membership zenith in the 1950's, but since that time until today, unions have been scaled back by many millions of workers in the private sector. Modern corporate executives today realize that they should treat their employees well, as that would be good for business as well as doing the right thing, therefore unions are not needed as much today as they were around 1900.

Also, with the advent of “Right-to-Work” laws in quite a few states, companies have moved from union-intensive states to the right-to-work states, and they have prospered much more than before they made the move. Oppressive union wages and work rules were no longer required by the companies in those states.

But, bucking this trend of declining union membership, the public sector (government jobs) workers have found a “cash cow” by forming unions all across the public sector job field, and they have used their clout in the political arena to “cajole” (a form of bribery) politicians into sweetening their “economic environment” (wages and fringe benefits) in return for campaign contributions and a host of campaign workers, come election time. The excessive wage and fringe benefits derived from this unholy relationship has brought many of the states and the federal government to the brink of bankruptcy.

Is that progress?

Another phenomenon we are facing today is in the area of “political correctness” whereby our lives are turned upside down as we try to adhere to the “unwritten decrees” set forth by unelected self-serving busybodies, mainly represented by the legal profession and special interest groups like the ACLU and the NAACP. We can't do this, we can't do that, we can't say this and we can't say that, all because of these busybodies. If you do what they say you shouldn't do, you are open to a lawsuit (probably frivolous) or ridicule on the public stage. Many worthwhile activities had to be curtailed or done away with all together, to avoid the stigma of being “politically incorrect”. That is one of the reasons why we have our present President, Barack Hussein Obama, because people wanted to erase their “imagined guilt” of racism of a black man by electing him president to assuage that guilt. Look where that has gotten us - over $15 trillion in debt and our economy in shambles.

Is that progress? I, for one, don't think so!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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