Monday, January 15, 2018



Man! You can't make this stuff up!  Our President made an error any kid in a high school history class could counter.  Instead of countering the thesis, the news media goes on another lynching mob calling him out for being "vulgar" and "racist".  (Always the "racist".  When they can't come up with an counter argument, go to name-calling.) 

It doesn't matter whether President Trump used vulgar language in
describing certain African countries and Haiti as "s-hole countries".  Frankly, they are!  

The problem is that the President's thesis stated that these countries make for undesirable immigrants.  Somewhere, I read that he suggested Norway provided better immigration candidates. 

Folks! People who are fat and happy don't run away from home.  Once in a while, boy from country A meets girl from country B and one of them moves.  That's been known to happen.  By and large, American immigrants are people who fled countries that were stressed by tyrants, natural disasters, economic failure, violent political upheaval etc.  In other words, "S-hole countries". 

I'm not going to waste a S-load of my valuable time explaining this.  Why should I!  Sam Kinison gives a brief, simple, and far more vulgar presentation of a counter argument to President Trump's. 

So here's a link to Sam's "presentation":

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas!

The following note is a piece of humor sent to me about 15 years ago; possibly more.  It is as relevant today as it was then.  

Friends: Rest assured!  If you greet me with "Merry Christmas", I'll be happy to return the kind gesture in the exact same manner.  My personal religious beliefs do NOT prevent me from wishing all my Christian friends a Merry Christmas.

Sadly, thanks to the effort by Liberals to outlaw any reference to the Creator, the following absurdity is slowly becoming the baseline norm.

"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

We also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2017, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great.

Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than other countries or the only America in the Western Hemisphere, our wishes are without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.

This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher."

I'm cool with just saying "Merry Christmas".


There is NO Santa Claus

Friday, December 08, 2017


I'm pleasantly surprised that President Trump has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  The law has been on the books for 22 years.  It's a fact.  It's about time we got realistic about this.  Moreover, after the previous 4 years of the O'Bama Administration (The 2nd term was especially bad.) I think Israel badly needed a meaningful gesture of reassurance from the White House. 

In addition, the news media needs a definitive policy from the State Department that gets their story straight.  Now, no matter what dis-information the news media shovels at us, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It's really not a big thing.  Unfortunately, the news media hypes every little thing about Israel.  That's just the way it is.

I hope that the President plans a modest building in Jerusalem.  This is a guy who likes to build big, fancy buildings in high rent districts.  That's what he does.  He likes it.  He's good at it.  People try  to place obstacles in his way or stop him. That only makes him more determined to build it.  (Are you listening Tayip Erdogan?)

Our embassy should be functional and consistent with the current architecture of the modern area (i.e. the undisputed portion) of  Jerusalem.  I know it seems nice to the President to build something grand that would leave his legacy in Jerusalem.  However, with patience I think Donald Trump will find that the the State of Israel knows how to honor their friends.  There are 3 years left in this term of office.  That leaves plenty of work to do.

So... just as the diplomacy keeps it real, let's hope the building plans are kept realistic too.  For now, I'm happy that our President personally stood up against every anti-Semitic bully, coward, and (above all) every irrational human being on this planet.

The great philosopher, Ayn Rand once said: "You have to start with 'A is A'...."  Countries choose their capital.  The other countries move their embassies there.  It's just that simple.


There is NO Santa Claus

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Trump wins!

Well wadda ya know!  "My guy" finally won. 

This is the first time I voted for the winner in a Presidential Election since 1996.  (Yah!  I know!  Don't go there!)

The Clintons used to be cute... 24 years ago.  Now, they're just old politicians who have overstayed their welcome. 

Hillary didn't know it, but she was (is) un-electable.  She couldn't win in 2008.  She barely survived a primary challenge from a senile, babbling old man.  Did she not get the memo?

Oh well!  Not my problem.  Eventually, I'll get sick of Trump too.  For now, it's nice to see someone who has some core Republican values.  These values aren't the ones you think.  These are core values that favor tariffs, and defend the dignity of the working class.  I'm talking about free trade for free people.  I'm not talking about duty-free trade with massive labor forces under-paid by tyrannical governments. 

I'm talking about physicians who can remain in private practice and not have to be employees of a monstrous corporation trading political favors with politicians.  I'm talking about college professors whose labor won't be promised out for "free" only to find themselves overworked and underpaid.

Those are my core hopes for a Trump presidency.  Free trade between free people.  Let's hope we get at least that.  The rest was just a lot of theater.


There is NO Santa Claus

Friday, July 29, 2016


Hey!  Thank you, Carlos!  Glad to see you made it back to Israel.

Israel is a good place for popular music.  In fact, Israel is one of the few countries in the region that will let a guy like you put on a large public rock concert.  There are some people who have a problem with that inconvenient fact.  I'm glad you got a handle on it all.

I've long said: the only popular music entertainers who need fear the BDS movement are the second and third stringers.  Anyone with a real fan following ignores BDS pressure because it doesn't have anything to do with the music people like or dislike. A concert is performed.  People have a good time.  Life moves on.  The musicians move on to the next venue. 

Your passion is music.  Put your shoulder into it and ignore things that have nothing to do with playing a guitar.  It's nice to know music comes first.  I appreciate your performing in Israel. 


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I still like Ted Cruz

Dear Sen. Cruz:

I liked your speech at the 2016 RNC.  You did good.

I took some time to consider who did NOT speak at the 2016 RNC:

Former President George H.W. Bush
Former President George W. Bush
Former Vice President Richard Cheney
Former Vice President Dan Quayle
Former Sec. of State Jim Baker
Former Sec. of State Colin Powell
Former Sec. of State Condoleza Rice
Former Gov. Jeb Bush
Sen. John McCain
Former Gov. Mitt Romney

You had the courage to speak.  You had the courage to re-state your values.  You had the courage to support Republican values without endorsing the nominee.  That's what conventions used to be like.

There are times to confront.  There are times to rally.  I would have liked you to have rallied a little more and support the nominee for President.  You didn't.  When asked why you didn't endorse Donald Trump, you gave a straightforward answer.  I respect that.

There are times when we all feel a bit lonely.  Winston Churchill certainly had those moments.  Abraham Lincoln definitely had those moments. 

Time and time again, our nation's leaders show themselves to be shameless.  They have no principles.  They refuse to fight for anyone; not even their own family.  Often times, they fail to fight even for themselves like a certain Democratic Candidate did tonight when after all the harsh talk of the primaries, he prostrated himself before  Hillary Clinton.  (What a surprise!  Eh?)

After debating against Hillary Rodham against her gun control policy proposals, this Democratic Candidate for President told the entire nation tonight that he trusts Hillary Rodham to nominate Supreme Court Justices that will uphold our civil liberties.  On CSPAN, the cameras quickly focused on Sen. Charles Schumer of New York standing and cheering loudly in response to the remark. 

Are we to really believe that this senile old man was REALLY against the "billionaire class"?

I know there are a lot of terrible compromises a political leader has to make in the course of working the job.  As far as I ever witnessed for myself, you stayed true to your values and principles. 

For that I thank you.  And just to pass along a little advice: don't worry too much about all those idiotic "political analysts" who say you're "through".  There's work for you to do no matter what title you hold or endeavor calls you. 

Best Regards,

There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Why do people listen politely to outright lies?

Abbas: Israel is committing mass-murder

If there were any truth to this claim, Europe would be flooded with Arab refugees from Israel and/or "Palestine".  That clearly isn't the case.  

Rather, the worst refuge crisis since World War II is currently caused by Arabs fleeing Arab League states.  These states are in turmoil from Muslims killing Muslims for not being Muslim ENOUGH.  

If the Jewish State were so brutal (as Abbas claims), Arabs would be fleeing "Israeli Occupied Territory"  en masse along with all the Iraqis, Syrians, Libyans, Somalis etc.  Since that is not the case, Abbas' claims are clearly a deliberate lie.

Why do Europeans listen politely to Abbas' lies?  I think I know the answer, but it doesn't matter.  The mere fact that a lie of this magnitude goes unchallenged tells me all I need to know. 


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)