An Analysis From Afar

November 16, 2012

November 15, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier

(and are located immediately following this commentary):


June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist

July 31:           On Being Nasty and Arrogant

August 15:       On Being a Socialist/Communist

August 31:       On Being an Egomaniac

September 15: On Being a Crook

September 30  On Being Lazy

October 15      On Being Un-American

October 31      On Some Final Thoughts; posted 11/7 due to Superstorm Sandy


Zzzabuu is his name.  He just recently arrived from the planet Zzokki in a far-away galaxy, having been dispatched to Earth on a second fact-finding trip.  Zzzabuu had been selected by the Superiors because of his great intellect and analytical mind.

On reaching Earth on his first visit in early 2008, Zzzabuu set out immediately to accomplish his new assignment:  to determine (1) the meaning of life (2) the extent of progress on the Planet Earth, and (3) provide details on the upcoming U.S. Presidential election between John McCain and Barack Hussein Obama (BHO).

Several months of intensive study followed at his base of operation in East Williston, home of a nondescript former Professor of Chemical Engineering who would serve as his contact.  After obtaining all the facts and having a flair for the dramatic (he had minored in liberal arts and drama), Zzzabuu prepared his 2008 report in a manner that any Zzokkian could relate to and understand.  His unedited 2008 z-mail to the Superiors regarding the 2008 Presidential election follows.

“I humbly submit this report to the Superiors.

One of the Presidential candidates – BHO – was attempting to baffle the electorate despite being devoid of any professional accomplishments.  This individual could not possibly serve as the Commander-in-Chief of the planet’s most powerful military machine and also direct the world’s largest economy.  I am also reasonably certain that BHO is lazy, incompetent, nasty, arrogant, un-American and an egomaniac.  Worst of all, he is definitely a LIAR – as you all know, this is an act subject to life imprisonment on the faraway barren planet of Zzalcatrazz.  I have concluded, and can assure the Superiors that it would be impossible for such a dastardly individual to be elected President in the great nation known as the USA.”

Soon after returning to Zzokki from the planet Earth in August 2008, Zzzabuu received the prestigious Rruzzokki Prize, awarded for excellence in investigative reporting.  This was followed by a lecture tour.  Zzzabuu shocked and stunned audiences with his description of BHO and of the level of corruption in media reporting, medicine, and law in America.  Later, as a Visiting Professor at the University of Ssirrozz (his undergraduate school), Zzzabuu extended his analysis of corruption in America to include professional sports, some college sports, and a Board of Education in a school district on Long Island, referred to as the EWSD.  Unfortunately, Zzzabuu was brought up on perjury charges by the Elders (judges who report to the Superiors) immediately following BHO’s election in November 2008.  In a split 8-7 vote by the Elders, Zzzabuu was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor at the prison Zzzattica in Zzokki.  Interestingly, the deciding vote was cast by the Superior Superior.

In early 2012, the Superiors realized that they had no one capable of reporting on the 2012 Presidential election in the U.S.  By a 9-6 vote of the Elders, Zzzabuu’s sentence was commuted to temporary probation so that he could return to plant Earth for reporting purposes.

Some time after returning to Earth in 2012, Zzzabuu again concluded that BHO could not possibly be reelected given his dismal economic, health, energy, illegal alien, and foreign policies, as well as a host of other disasters that his Administration had successfully covered up to an indifferent and uneducated public.  The debt had skyrocketed, his healthcare program was astronomically expensive and a deterrent to business, the EPA had instituted regulations that were destroying business activities, there was no energy or illegal alien policy, and the U.S. was closer to a nuclear confrontation than in the Russian days, etc.  However, this time, Zzzabuu decided not to submit his report until after the election.  Fortunate for Zzzabuu!  As it turned out, a host of factors impacted the election result.

Here is the report Zzzabuu prepared and submitted to the Superiors several days after the 2012 election.

“BHO’s reelection was a shock, although our contact fellow Zzokkian Zzztheodore, here on Earth (code name Lou Theodore)–although an enterprising but not particularly bright individual–had predicted it.  His basis?  There were several factors.  The voting days were extended without apparent legal justification.  Beside the biased media reporting, the debates were shrouded with unethical media conduct; Romney was interrupted again and again, had his time allocation reduced, and the moderator once misrepresented the facts.  And, of course, there were the voters who were certain to support BHO:  all of the Blacks, most of the Hispanics, a handful of academics who are poisoning the minds of the young, a few of the Hollywood elite who have no need to balance their checkbook at the end of each month, nearly all civil servants, many union workers, those who have been successfully brainwashed by the leftist media that includes CNN, NBC, CNBC, the New York Times, etc., young single women who have yet to experience life-learning activities and remain influenced by the distorted mentality of Liberal Arts educators, and the entitlement (food stamp) recipients who no longer need to work.  What a group of quality supporters, who, for the most part, lack meaningful education and are not particularly bright.  The most befuddling part of all of the above analysis is how this totally incompetent and full-of-horse manure egomaniac managed to con the electorate to vote for him.

I offer the following analysis of the future requested by the Superiors.  The U.S. appears to be moving toward a socialist economy and away from a capitalist economy.  The economy will recover slightly in the years ahead but the debt will continue to skyrocket.  The winds of war are appearing on the horizon with BHO’s inept foreign policy.  Lying, corruption, deceit, etc., will become the mode of operation of BHO, as well as for many Americans who will also adopt his conduct.  BHO’s ecomania will balloon and he is certain to pass himself off as God’s gift to Americans.  He is also certain to miss more daily briefings, golf more and vacation more while additional national and international problems develop.  And, he will continue to prance around with his cocky horse-manure eating grin as if all is well . . . all the while looking with disdain on the average citizen, his own media servants, and in particular, those in the military.  He will also continue to refer to spending as investments, tax increases (that will be directed at the working class) as the need to be fair and balanced, the decreased cost of health care (a total lie) that the corrupt media will ignore, the increased the size of government to create jobs (I call it socialism), expand entitlements as necessary for the nation, and claim his foreign policy of appeasement as a success.  He will also continue to lie (as he did during his four years and the campaign) to both the seniors about Medicare and Social Security, as well as to women about their impoverished state.  And finally, he will continue to blame everyone but himself – since by definition he is infallible – for his failed economic and foreign policies.  Time will cure many of the above ailments as more Americans come to realize BHO’s true character, particularly his lying.

BHO’s massive lies and cover-ups (Black Panther case, Fast-and-Furious, Benghazi, General Petreas, etc.) have been essentially totally ignored by his media.  At the same time, this astounding conduct has been ignored by a majority of the electorate; my only explanation is to attribute this to their lack of intelligence and/or brainwashing ability of the media and/or an indifference to the state of the nation.  This may be hard for the Superiors to believe and understand, but it appears that many American should not be allowed the privilege to vote.

No one seems to be willing to face the fact that BHO bought the election through bribes via giveaways and entitlements.  Romney correctly attributed the election results to “policy gifts that the President gave to young voters, Blacks and Hispanics.”  (We in Zzokki would refer to the gifts as bribes, a term politicians in the U.S. are reluctant to use since it is considered politically incorrect).  Nearly 50 million people are receiving food stamps and as that will increase in the future the liberal support base will correspondingly increase.  This trend is certain to destroy and terminate the traditional American economic way of life.  It appears BHO is committed to weakening the U.S. by placing more Americans in a state of lifetime dependency through entitlements.  I think it is fair to conclude that this great nation—that we as Zzzorkians have come to admire and respect–is doomed.  Unfortunately, I just cannot see a way out of the cunning and disastrous policies of BHO.

Another interesting phenomenon associated with BHO is that he is viewed by many as being a brilliant, sincere, truthful, compassionate, reasonable, caring, industrious person who projects the qualities of a statesman.  However, in reality, I now know for certain that he is not only a liar, but also a racist, nasty, arrogant, egomaniac, lazy, and un-American.  In effect, he is by Zzokkian standards, a thoroughly rotten human being, and his wife, who Zzztheodore refers to as the Last Lady, for the most part is no different.  I sincerely thank the Superiors for this opportunity to visit Earth again and interact with Ambassador Theodore (despite his short comings) on the key issues in the U.S.  It is disconcerting that seniors, women and the working class (not civil servants or teachers) are certain to suffer in the years ahead because of BHO and the majority of accompanying corrupt liberals and his adoring media.”

It was just reported that, based on the above report and Theodore’s letter of recommendation, Zzzabuu’s sentence was reluctantly commuted by the Elders (with the Superiors approval) and placed on 14-weeks probation consisting of house arrest plus the wearing of an ankle bracelet.  Despite being considered inept and rather useless, the Elders chose to commend Theodore for the assistance provided Zzzabuu during his second stay on Planet Earth.

NEXT POSTING:      January 1, 2013;   “On a School Board Revisited”



November 11, 2012

October 31, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier

(and are located immediately following this commentary):

 June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist

July 31:           On Being Nasty and Arrogant

August 15:       On Being a Socialist/Communist

August 31:       On Being an Egomaniac

September 15: On Being a Crook

September 30  On Being Lazy

October 15      On Being Un-American

   (Please excuse the unfortunate late posting of this article, but Sandy and the Northeaster created havoc.  Power and internet/phone service were not restored until November 5 and 11, respectively.  Hope all of you survived it all and are doing well.   LT)

I make it a policy of trying to keep up with the enemy.  Even though I would never subscribe to the New York Times or Newsday, reading their headlines (since my wife subscribes to both papers) has become a matter of policy.  What one regularly gets are statements like “white conservatists” to describe Tea Party supporters (white implying racists and conservatives implying they don’t give a damn) while emphasizing statements like “those individuals concerned about their children’s’ future” or “caring environmentalists” when, in realty, they are “white liberals.”  This sort of reporting on a regular basis, by the admiring lapdog liberal media seems to me to be not only biased but also un-American.

Where are we headed?  Perhaps the answer lies in the scriptures or the oracles at Delphi.  Some of my people will claim that – according to Greek mythology – Hermes, son of Zeus (and Maia) and the King of the gods, guides dearly departed souls down to the edge of the murky River Styx.  From there, the miserly unkempt boatman Charon will ferry them across the river to Hades, King of the underworld and the hidden wealth of the Earth, and into his realm.  It is here that decisions are made; heroes and men with good souls are either led to the Elysian Fields and live a new life happily ever after in a pristine environment with never-ending light or languish in darkness forever more.

In a very real sense, we Americans will experience an analogous either/or decision with the coming Presidential election, i.e., either prosperity via capitalism or entitlements via socialism.  However, this decision will be left to the voters – not to Hades who is a king.

Let us part company with my Greek ancestors and delve into reality.  Here is what a dozen great men have had to say in the past about the political arena.

  1.  What author said, “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul?”
  2. What famous television newscaster said, “We are not educated well enough to perform the … act of intelligently selecting our leaders?”
  3. What famous world leader said, “I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”?
  4. What famous philosopher said, “In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party to give it to the other.”?
  5. What famous author said, “No man’s life, liberty or prosperity is safe while the legislature is in session.”?
  6. What famous individual said, “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!”?
  7. What President of recent times decided to rewrite and reinterpret history?
  8. What famous world leader said, “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessing; the inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”
  9. What famous American said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.”?
  10. What President said, “government’s view of the economy can be summed up in a few short phrases: if it moves, tax it; if it keeps moving, regulate it; and, if it stops moving, subsidize it.”?
  11. What famous personality first described Barack and Michelle as “The Entitlement Kid” and “The Last Lady,” respectively?
  12. What famous industry giant said, “It is not about charisma and personality; it’s about results.”?

Answers are posted at the end of the article.

BHO and his crew have successfully committed a significant percentage of those on food stamps to a life of dependency based on entitlements.  And the more the better for them since a decrease of government handouts also corresponds to a decrease in their voter support base.  Their best interests are served by keeping people on entitlements.  Thus, as entitlements and government handouts increase, our country will move to a socialist state due to the voters’ support of the liberal/democrats; BHO and his gang simply cannot survive without a significant number of our citizens on welfare.  Our great nation is doomed if corrective action is not taken in the immediate future…. and that means voting Obama out.  It may already be too late due to BHO’s disastrous economic policy (and an even worse foreign policy).

It is true that a Romney-Ryan will benefit the rich.  But, more importantly, it will benefit the poor more.  The quality life of the rich will not improve if their assets double from $100 million to $200 million.  But when this occurs, the quality of life of the poor will improve when their annual salary is increased from $50,000 to $100,000, and finally, be removed from BHO’s prescription of a life of dependency.  It is a win-win situation.

Remember when, as youngsters, we were told that anybody could become president?  Well?  And, whatever happened to the need for the President to handle a call at 3:00 AM in the morning?  Remember, it took BHO 3 months to decide what to do about troops for Afghanistan and nearly 2 months to clarify what happened in Libya.  Now, that is what I call quick action.  Had he been Commander-in-Chief on December 7, 1941, it probably would have taken him a month to conclude that the Japanese had indeed attacked Pearl Harbor.  One can only wonder how he would act in a real crisis.

The greatest concern is the fundamental changes BHO has brought to our foreign policy.  Voters should not underestimate the impact of BHO’s disastrous pacifist approach that is based on appeasement (appeasement:  the policy of giving in to the demands of hostile or aggressive power in an attempt to keep the peace.).  His inept policy has brought us closer to World War III that is sure to feature nuclear action.  The recent terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda in the Middle East are proof positive of BHO’s failures.  As with the policies of Nevelle Chamberlain, how many millions will either die or suffer if the threats to the world today are not addressed in the immediate future?  Make no mistake.  BHO is definitely the second coming of Nevelle Chamberlain.  Here is what the great Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia had to say about this issue:  “I am against war, and because I am against war, I went to war to fight against another war.   I don’t think we can end war by merely talking against war on the corners of the East Side … None of us wants war, but do you know anyone who can give us any assurances that it will not come again? … No country ever strikes at another until its military leaders believe they can win.  That is why it will be a good thing if we, who do not want war, make ourselves invincible.”

And what about the Presidential debates?  It was a man against a boy in an empty suit.  Governor Mitt Romney (MR) proved his worthiness to serve as our President, despite the attempt of three (3) liberal moderators to sabotage him.  Anyone who has debated or lectured knows that nothing could be more disastrous and embarrassing when your opponent confronts you with the statement, “I have no idea of what you are talking about.”  MR sledge-hammered BHO with this statement TWICE — with BHO choosing not to offer a response.  Since his lapdog media and teleprompters were obviously absent, it forced the egomaniac to parry the questioning of knowledgeable debater.  As for the Vice Presidential debate, it was a brilliant newcomer against a career civil servant inside-the-beltway moron.  Remember the phrase, “one heartbeat away” when comparing these two; it has to be frightening – even for Democrats – to think of Biden as President.  Who in his/her right mind would want Biden as our President?  It brought new meaning and concern to the aforementioned phrase, “one heartbeat away,” as applied to our VP.  As it turns out, both these morons hit a stone wall when their lies, distortions, etc., were challenged.

And what about the Vice Presidential debate?  It was a shocker to both liberals and conservatives.  Any honorable statesman, confident of the facts and the truth, would never carry on as did Biden.  His attempt to degrade, insult and embarrass Ryan was creepy.  Despite BHO’s earlier call for collegiality and civility, he has repeatedly rejected it as applied to both his conduct and his Administration’s conduct.  I almost felt sorry for Biden.  We all know Biden is dumb, but his conduct during the debate could only be explained in the following manner:  Biden is either mentally unstable or was on something, or is just simply nasty and arrogant like BHO, or some combination of these.

And what about the media?  The moderators for the debates were all left-leaning liberals who did their best to waylay MR.  Crowley (second debate) was the worse.  Given BHO’s lying and underhanded tactics, I believe there is a reasonable chance that BHO had worked in concert prior to the debate.  Here is what happened when the terrorist attack in Libya came up:  BHO lied when he claimed he called it a terrorist attack.  The following day, told MR to check the transcript, Crowley conveniently had the transcript and claimed BHO was correct, to which BHO requested Crowley to repeat her claim.  This exchange sequence simply didn’t jive considering that BHO was lying.  Crowley also interrupted MR three times more than BHO and eliminated MR’s closing 2-minute statement.  Ryan’s moderator also repeatedly interrupted him.  It was the representatives of BHO’s lapdog liberal media at work, personified.  I cannot believe the manner in which they have disregarded their responsibilities to the citizens of our great nation.  Whether it is the Black Panther fiasco, Fast-and-Furious, voter registrations, unchallenged lies during the debates, the embarrassment in Lybia, a blanket refusal to provide information on lies academic performance, the inexcusable personal attack on MR, the truth about Obamacare, etc., etc., etc., then have consistently chosen to ignore BHO’s shortcomings.  Even worse, they have repeatedly heralded BHO as the second coming of the Messiah.  And what about the Last Lady?  She has seething contempt for both whites and America because it is white.  She has conveniently forgotten that it was white Americans who gave their lives for her to carry on as a racist and it was white Americans who elected her fellow racist husband into office.  Add to this her extravagant vacations and entitlement lifestyle at the expense of white Americans.

My two major concerns at this time are the economy and terrorism.  Ask yourself these two simple questions relative to BHO and MR:

1.  If you owned a major multi-enterprise business who would you want to run it?  Given their work ethic, vacation history and   business experience?

2.  Who would you want as our Commander-in-Chief if a major military crisis arises?

Here are some reasons why one should not vote for Barack Hussein Obama (BHO):

  1. Check      the cost for a full tank of gasoline.
  2. Check      the cost for home heating oil (mine is in excess of $5,000/yr.).
  3. Who      is attacking his opponent rather than discussing the issues of concern to      the American public?
  4. Who      never worked an honest day in his life, and has no business and foreign      policy experience?
  5. Which      of the two candidates has management skills?
  6. Who      was elected because many Americans wanted a black president, irrespective      of his qualifications?
  7. The      Congressional Budget Office stated in no uncertain terms that Obamacare is      destined to be terribly expensive.
  8. Think      about credibility and leadership with regard to both creating jobs and      keeping our nation safe.
  9. Teleprompters      are required for important speeches and messages.
  10. Consider      whether leveling the playing field will benefit our nation.

It’s decision-time.  Those who choose to vote for BHO will be joining a special group:  nearly all of the Blacks, most of the Hispanics, a handful of academics who are poisoning the minds of the young, a few of the Hollywood elite who have no need to balance their checkbook at the end of each month, nearly all civil servants, many union workers, those who have been successfully brainwashed by the leftist media (CNN, NBC, CNBC, the New York Times, etc.), young single women who have yet to experience life-learning activities and remain influenced by the distorted mentality of the Liberal Arts educators, and the entitlement (food stamp) recipients who no longer need to work.  What a group of quality supporters.  I’m glad I’m not in their ranks.

Lou Theodore


1)      George Bernard Shaw

2)      Walter Cronkite

3)      Winston Churchill

4)      Voltaire

5)      Mark Twain

6)      P. J. Rourke

7)      Jimmy Carter

8)      Winston Churchill

9)      Thomas Jefferson

10)  Ronald Reagan

11)  your author, Lou Theodore

12)  Steve Jobs


“On an Analysis From Afar”      – November 15, 2012

“On a School Board Revisited”  – January 1, 2013

As a senior citizen, I would be remiss not to include a slightly edited recently forwarded email note of interest to seniors (like yours truly) in the reading audience.  I doubt anybody could have done a better job in expressing the frustrations and fears that we seniors are experiencing.

I know some of you are not old and have never done without or worked without a minimum wage.  You spend all your free time playing with a hand held gadget that accomplishes nothing but passing your time so you don’t get bored.  However, its time you started spending time doing something for your country!!

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs who have been retired for some time.  We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.  We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true.  But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.  We studied English, history, math, and science in school, which enabled us to lead America into the technological age.  Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience.  We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.  For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, they are electric today and referred to as refrigerators.  A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.  Yes, many of us lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many.  But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off.  We won World War II and fought in Korea and Viet Nam.  We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.  We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield.  We didn’t fight for the socialist States of America; we fought for the United States of America and for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”  We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful, by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing.  We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are older and slower these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us.  We have loved this country, fought for it and died for it, and now we are going to make every effort to save it.  It is our country and, hopefully, nobody is going to take it away from us.  We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.  There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.  It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected BHO and the Democratic Congress in 2008.  You fell for the “Hope and Change” line which, in reality, was nothing but “Hype and Lies.”  You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all.  You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.  Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse.  With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and brainwashing, and instead, drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’ Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it … no jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.  This is what you voted for and this is what you got.  We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and many of you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here.  We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2012 we’re going to the polls by the millions.

This land does not belong to the man in the White House today or to the likes of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.  It belongs to “We the People” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.  We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren.  So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Grey-Haired Brigade.”

Contributed by Gene B.

On Being Un-American

October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier

(and are located immediately following this commentary):

 June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist

July 31:           On Being Nasty and Arrogant

August 15:       On Being a Socialist/Communist

August 31:       On Being an Egomaniac

September 15: On Being a Crook

September 30: On Being Lazy

The title of this article contains the word “un-American.”  Question:  Can we apply the word to Barack Hussein Obama (BHO)?

Ever watch BHO leave Air Force One with the two marines at the base of the exit ramp?  The two marines provide BHO with a crisp salute as he passes them.  In return, BHO gives what amounts to a “screw you” salute with an annoyed look on his face.  By the time he reaches the crowd and/or dignitaries, he has that horse manure-eating grin on his face and is all smiles, casual and jovial.  And, he does it every time.  I often wonder how our military can serve with BHO as the Commander-in-Chief.  My conclusion:  He has a distain for our military that knows no bounds.  Another conclusion:  He is un-American since no one who loves our country would conduct themselves in this manner.  This pattern of behavior on BHO’s part was the driving force to initiate BHO’s un-American file.  Here are some of the key points I was able to extract from this file.

BHO:    “Bring dignity to the Office of the President.”

FACT:  BHO and his VP are on tape using the magic four letter word.  Both, along with their supporters, have referred to Governor Palin and her daughter as whores, Governor Romney as a tax cheat, felon and murderer, and President Bush as un-American and stupid.  So then, what’s wrong with Clint Eastwood ridiculing BHO and questioning why BHO wants both Clint and Mitt to do something to themselves?  Ordinarily, Clint’s comment would be in poor taste….but not when commenting on BHO.

BHO:    “We are no longer a Christian nation.”

FACT:  BHO cancelled the National Day of Prayer Ceremony at the White House because of “not wanting to offend anyone.”  Yet, there was a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion in 2009 adjacent to the White House.  Furthermore, there were the recent attacks on the U.S. in the Middle East for which BHO refused to condemn the Muslim fanatics.  Interesting!  More on this later.  And then, there is the failure to reference God in BHO’s platform.  He later claimed it was an oversight which, of course, was simply a lie.

BHO:    “I will not weaponize space…I will slow our development of future combat systems”. . .  “a reasonable, well-thought-out foreign policy” (of course, this is a joke) . . .  “I want to carefully examine our priorities” . . .   “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.”

FACT:  Plato, one of my ancestors, once had this to say:  “Revolutions break out when opposite parties are equally balanced, and there is little or nothing between them; for, if either party were manifestly superior, the other would not risk an attack upon them.”  What can we infer from this?  Earth is doomed without a Superpower.  And, the most benevolent Superpower (and conqueror) known to mankind is none other than the US of A.  BHO’s attempt to level the playing field consists of attacking the military budget, weakening the US military and its defense capabilities, ignoring our allies (Israel and Great Britain), and providing aid and encouragement to the enemies of the civilized world.  This is about as un-American (and idiotic) as one can get.  But even worse is that he is now the official second coming of the pacifist Nevelle Chamberlain.  Remember him?  Have the liberal historians ever estimated how many millions died and suffered because of his accommodating/appeasement policy toward the enemies of the world?  Keep in mind that (I believe) a superpower can maintain its dominant position only through economic and military might; wars, particularly nuclear wars, benefit no one.  Thus, it is economic and military strength that will primarily determine the destiny of wars.

BHO:    “I support our military.”

FACT:  Actually, he is destroying our military budget…mothballed part of the Navy…and is decreasing the number of military troops.

BHO:    “The missile defense systems in Europe.”

FACT:  I’m sure Russia is happy.

BHO:    “…people in the world for whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.  You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”

FACT:  I guess BHO didn’t realize that the above refers to the Civil War.

BHO:    “I might salute (the flag) if we redesigned it so not to offend our enemies.  The nation’s anthem should be replaced with something less bellicose like “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.”

FACT:  Hello….Nevelle Chamberlain.

BHO:    His partner, the Last Lady, commented: “America is a mean-spirited country.”

FACT:  Please name me one person that is more mean-spirited.

BHO:    Once again, the Last Lady: “for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.”

FACT:  How many working Americans do you know who would make such an outrageous statement?  She really is a prize.

BHO:    “…promise to transform America.”

FACT:  This is from an individual of questionable diverse heritage.

BHO:    “…fundamentally change” his (adopted?) country.

FACT   Why the fundamental need for change?  The Constitution is probably the greatest political document ever written, and will hopefully continue (not with BHO) to withstand the test of time.

BHO:    “The leaks of classified information did not originate with my Administration.”

FACT:  It did! And, he has done nothing about it.

BHO:    His main man, Justice Eric Holder, is attempting to overturn voter photo ID laws.

FACT:  I was recently asked for photo ID at a local library.  I guess voting isn’t nearly as important.

BHO:    “My Attorney General.”

FACT:  Holder has implemented an all-out attack on all states that have passed voter ID laws and has consistently ignored voter fraud.  We have now moved from racial harmony to racial discrimination-American style thanks to BHO and his Attorney General.

BHO:    “My Attorney General.”

FACT:  Thanks to BHO’s blessing, Holder refused to prosecute Black Panther voter intimidation tactics in 2008 and not only fired those opposing abortion but also allowed them to be attacked.

BHO:    “My Attorney General.”

FACT:  Holder chose to dismiss the Black Panther case.  What happened?  BHO’s US Commission on Civil Rights refused to investigate Holder.  The Commission?  Made up of BHO’s Commissioners and Czars.  This is BHO’s American view on racial justice.

BHO:    “Bush’s tax cuts for the rich are the main reason for the current crisis.”

FACT:  It is President Bush, you disrespectful egomaniac.  And is it un-American to blame others for your failures?

BHO:    A policy of insulting President Bush, the Supreme Court, American workers, the Constitution, etc.

FACT:  It is everybody’s fault but his.

BHO:    George Bernard Shaw had to be thinking of BHO when he wrote: “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on Paul’s support.”

FACT:  In BHO’s case, it is the entitlement recipients, particularly those on food stamps.  If BHO gets reelected, he can thank that industrious group of Americans who receive food stamps.  Also, why the need for food stamps when a majority of Americans are obese?  And this number has increased significantly the past four years.

BHO:    “Change must come to Washington.”

FACT:  I need a definition of his word “change.”

BHO:    “I aim to fundamentally change this great nation” (and his adopted country?).

FACT:  He is hell bent on changing it.

BHO:    “A change we can believe in.”

FACT;  Does this include his role in ACORN?

BHO:    Will “improve our image internationally.”

FACT:  They are, particularly our enemies, all laughing at both him and our country.  Has he improved our image with Israel?  I’m sure he will claim that, if it were not for his appeasement policies, the recent attacks on the US embassies in the Middle East would have been worse.

BHO:    “I am committed to attaining energy independence.”

FACT:  His non-existent energy policy is destroying our country.  Gasoline is approaching $4.50/gallon and I hate to think about my home heating oil bill.

BHO:    “Capitalism has never worked.”

FACT:  How in the hell did I get from where I was at birth to where I am today?  I guess it was FDR’s failed socialist policies.  Actually, it got this way because the energy and individual genius of man was unleashed to a greater extent than has ever been done before.   Thank you both democracy and capitalism; it certainly wasn’t socialism and entitlements.

Does BHO believe we should be industrious, independent, successful, etc.?  Or, does BHO believe in manipulation, class warfare, intimidation, etc.?  Or, is BHO hell-bent on using the power of the Office of the Presidency to reduce our citizens to a state of dependency?  And, possibly more importantly, will he surrender this power when his term is up?  I could trust George Washington to do the right thing, and history demonstrates that there were other Presidents who would and did the right thing.  But, BHO?  I don’t think so.  I say this because BHO does not possess the spirit of the Founders nor the principles of the Declaration of Independence nor the willingness to comply with the Constitution.  Plus, he’s an egomaniac.

Unlike BHO and the Last Lady, I am proud of my country.  Make no mistake.  I love my country.  Always have.  Maybe not nearly as much as the Navy Seals, most of the military, and our operatives abroad, but I consider myself lucky to have lived my entire life in this great country.  BHO does not meet my standard for any US resident who loves his country; he does not deserve to be called an American.

Lou Theodore

UPCOMING BHO POSTINGS:  “Final Thoughts,” October 31st.

“An Election Analysis From Afar,” November 15th.

Commentary will primarily return to education issues with a monthly article starting on

January 1st.

On Being Lazy

September 30, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier and are located immediately after this article:

 June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist

July 31:           On Being Nasty and Arrogant

August 15:       On Being a Socialist/Communist

August 31:       On Being an Egomaniac

September 15: On Being a Crook

 September 30, 2012

I recently read a biography on George Washington, our first President.  The author described that Washington demanded “self-sacrifice from his aides, who had to follow his schedule uncomplainingly.”  They slept in open air before a battle, gave up soft beds and forwent habits of ease and indulgence that included the hard floor of the fields, early rising, and almost perpetual duty.  Washington’s choices for his family (including Martha) and military were permeated by an ethos that one could never square with an entitlement attitude.  On reading this account, I couldn’t help but think of Barack Hussein Obama (BHO), a person who has never worked an honest day in his life.

Never worked an honest day in his life?  Could this be true?  Here’s his record (from my BHO files):

 A no-show community organizer;

a no-show state senator;

a no-show senator; and

a part-time President.

A community organizer!  Anyone in the reading audience ever deal with civil servants?  Can you imagine what that job entailed?  The recent riots in Chicago tell the whole story about BHO’s accomplishments despite massive federal funding.

The author and many of his colleagues have extensive experience dealing with civil servants like BHO.  We all essentially have the same assessment.  They are complainers, indifferent, and continuously claim that they are underappreciated, overworked and underpaid.  But the one word that is used repeatedly to describe nearly all of them is LAZY.  They’re LAZY, just like BHO.

Need more proof about civil servants?  Those in the New York metropolitan area are all too familiar with Off-Track Betting (OTB) failures THAT WERE INITIATED BY Hazel Dukes during the Dinkins regime.  Imagine that a bookmaker couldn’t make money; thankfully for the taxpayers, Mayor Bloomberg shut them down.  And then there’s the Motor Vehicle Bureau at the state level and the Post Office at the national level.  And don’t forget the majority of teachers who are slowly but surely destroying our education system.

Here are a dozen notes from my LAZY file on BHO:

  1.  BHO has broken the record for vacation days for a President.  The Last Lady?  She’s even worse.  No self-respecting CEO would take as many vacation days as he does.  And how about both of them once flying in separate planes to the same destination at approximately the same time.
  2. Golf?  He’s broken that record too, including that of President Eisenhower.
  3. As noted by author Ed Klein (“The Amateur”), BHO simply doesn’t have enough time to meet with not only senators, congressmen, governors, the common folk, etc., but also with his staff.  He’s simply too busy.
  4. Anybody believe BHO wrote the book “Memories from My Father”?  Besides being LAZY, he’s also not capable.  I know…I’ve written nearly 100 books.  He doesn’t have what it takes to write a book since it is virtually impossible for a LAZY person to write a book.
  5. Most LAZY individuals have received lousy grades in school.  Every attempt to obtain his grades and performance during his earlier years has been rebuffed.  I wonder why?  Think about that.
  6. BHO is campaigning nearly all of the time.  He seems to love it – perhaps due to the fact (as detailed earlier) that he never stops lying.  Lying about the economy.  Lying about Israel.  Lying about President Bush.  Lying about the impact of his healthcare bill.  Lying about the cost of healthcare.  Lying about the state of the nation.  Lying about his book.  Lying about Fast-and-Furious.  Lying about the leaks of classified material.  Lying about transparency.  Lying about the jobs he saved.  Lying about Reverend Wright and, more recently, lying about his failed foreign policy.  Lying.  Lying.  Just lying.  It’s easier that way with a LAZY individual.  As I said earlier, it’s a way of life with BHO.
  7. BHO claims to have saved jobs.  BHO claims to have created jobs.  BHO promised to eliminate waste in government.  But, how can BHO claim the aforementioned when he is basically LAZY and never worked at a legitimate job before becoming a part-time President whose only assignment has been to read the teleprompter and continue to con the public?
  8. BHO has repeatedly appeared dumb because he was too LAZY to do his homework.  He criticized an Arizona Law that he admitted he had never read.  The same can be said about the Trevon Martin and Boston policeman/professor confrontation.  Could he be that LAZY (and perhaps dumb) not to get the facts first?
  9. BHO pushed hard for his healthcare bill despite the FACT that he had not read it.  No one could possibly believe that BHO would read a bill with its length and complexity.  Another FACT was that the bill was concealed from the public; so much for transparency.
  10. BHO and the Last Lady travel and vacation in style, being too LAZY to do otherwise.
  11. Finally, do the readers remember the concern raised about how a President would handle a “3:00 AM call in the morning.”  BHO had an opportunity to demonstrate quick-decision ability when he took 3 months (!!!) to decide on what action to take on increasing troop involvement.
  12. BHO finally (last month) held a press conference.  Could the explanation be that he is LAZY or unwilling to face his failures, i.e., the economy, the deficit, the energy dilemma, the immigration dilemma, Fast-and-Furious, White House leaks, his on-the-job attendance record, etc.?  And then, there is his foreign policy…a policy that has further polarized the world and moved us closer to a war, perhaps one of a nuclear nature.

Webster defines LAZY as:  “slack, not eager or willing to work or extend oneself; indolent; slothful.”  Whaddyathink?  Is he like most of you in the reading audience, or is he just plain LAZY?

Lou Theodore

NEXT POSTING: “On Being Un-American” October 15th

LAST BHO POSTING:  “Final Thoughts” October 30th


September 15, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier:

 June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist

July 31:           On Being Nasty and Arrogant

August 15:       On Being a Socialist/Communist

August 31:       On Being an Egomaniac

September 15, 2012

This was a tough one.  I couldn’t decide whether to title this article “On Being a Fraud” or “On Being a Crook.”  After much soul-searching and a quick check of Webster’s dictionary, the latter choice was selected since a crook is a more all-encompassing term.  Here’s Webster’s definition of a crook:

“…someone who has committed a crime…a person, who steals, cheats or is dishonest…”

As a lead-in to this article, I once again turned to Greek mythology and referred to the God Hermes.  He is the one God who practiced deceit and thievery almost from the moment of his birth.  There are some clear-cut analogies between Hermes and Barack Hussein Obama (BHO).

It is usually inappropriate and politically incorrect to call and refer to the President as a crook since the presidency is a powerful office that commands respect, due in part to President Washington.  He set a host of precedents in a wide variety of areas, including executive privilege that has endured because of his honesty and integrity.  In fact, unlike BHO, President Washington refused to favor friends, fellow party members, relatives, etc., in any financial matters or appointments.  But, unfortunately, this “favoring” policy aptly describes BHO.  And, since this is an election year, there is no reason why an individual like me, who loves his country, should not put all the cards on the table.

I’ve already proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that BHO is a liar.  The question is:  do lies fit into the category of a crook?  I think it does.  And the reason I bring it up is the Hollywood theatrics that took place at the Democratic National Convention last week.  Reality was nowhere to be found while lies were the order of the day.  The convention was infested with individuals who just told us one lie after the other.  All most of them did was lie.  At the top of the list was the Last Lady who had an epiphany of suddenly loving our country … now that her partner is President.  For me, these two now join Bill and Hillary in my Thoroughly Rotten Individuals Club.

My BHO “crook” file provided the material below.  Note that I chose to include BHO’s lies and fabrications as well as his associations and relationships with individuals/organizations that would fit in this “crook” category.

BHO:     “…my home teams.”

FACT:   There is nothing wrong with rooting for the Bears, Bulls, Black Hawks, etc., but let us not forget that he is a product of the most corrupt political system in the U.S.  And, let us not forget that BHO brought many of the key players of the Chicago Democratic machine to Washington to supposedly help clean up the corruption.  No doubt this is why BHO’s administration experienced numerous turnovers and has been repeatedly accused of improper, illegal and corrupt conduct.  Bottom line:  Yes, BHO is a CROOK…but he isn’t the only one.

BHO:     Assured the American people of “transparency.”

FACT:   Check the proposed second stimulus bill.

BHO:     Assured the American people of “transparency.”

FACT:   Check the first stimulus bill.

BHO:     Assured the American people of “transparency.”

FACT:   Check his healthcare reform bill.

BHO:     Promised “tort reform.”

FACT:   Perhaps I missed it but I have nothing on tort reform.

BHO:     Promised to “eliminate lobbyists.”

FACT:   He had 11 on the government payroll at one time.

BHO:     Has successfully bribed American with “entitlements.”

FACT:   It will be very difficult to reverse these handouts.  There are 47 million (and counting) Americans on food stamps.  Don’t be surprised when the recipients start taking to the streets, ala Greece, Spain, Portugal, etc., for more giveaways.

BHO:     On “executive privilege.”

FACT:   BHO has set a list of negative precedents, unlike (as noted above) the high quality and honesty of most of President Washington’s earlier decisions.

BHO:     “No favors.”

FACT:   He has lowered the standard for future presidents.  I just finished a biography on George Washington.  As noted above, he absolutely refused to favor friends, associates or relations in making presidential appointments.  Most of BHO’s appointees are borderline crooks.

BHO:     Essentially refuses to comment on “ACORN,” an organization cited on numerous occasions for financial irregularities and voter registration fraud.

FACT:   He has essentially refused to discuss ACORN; apparently, it is off limits.

BHO:     “ACORN”

FACT:   He earlier served as an ACORN attorney.

BHO:     On Tony Rezko, “a friend.  Just a guy in the neighborhood.”

FACT:   A convicted felon.  BHO was apparently the recipient of a questionable sweetheart deal from Rezko.

BHO:     “I only saw Ron Blagojevich one time from a distance.”

FACT:   A blatant lie.  RB is also a convicted felon when he tried to sell BHO’s vacated senate seat to one of BHO’s associates.

BHO:     Eric Holder, “my Attorney General.”

FACT:   Holder negotiated an executive pardon at President Clinton’s request for Marc Rich, who was a fugitive from justice.

BHO:     “My Attorney General.”

FACT:   BHO continues to support Holder despite Holder’s lying under oath, being indicted by the House on his refusal to honor subpoenaed information on the “Fast and Furious” fiasco, and refusing to discuss the source of the leaks of highly classified documents.

BHO:     “My Attorney General.”

FACT:   BHO supports Holder’s attempt to overturn voter photo ID laws.

BHO:     His “Car Czar,” Steve Rattner.

FACT:   Rattner successfully bribed numerous elected officials.

BHO:     “I will cut waste.”

FACT:   Not according to the recent exposés on a host of lavish conferences.  I believe heads would have rolled with any other President, even Carter.

BHO:     “I don’t approach this from a partisan or ideological perspective.”

FACT:   This is what he promised the American people.  What were the stimulus, healthcare, etc. bills?”

BHO:     “Entitlements.”

FACT:   Many of the entitlements are today simply financial bribes by BHO.

BHO:     Acknowledges the “financial and budgetary matters.”

FACT:   BHO’s involvement with financial and financial-related matters fit in the “CROOK” category.  Why do we have deficits if he is against deficits?  Why do we have high taxes if he is against high taxes?  Why do we have no federal budget if he is responsible for the federal budget?  Why hasn’t BHO revised the tax laws?  Why does he continue to refer to the economy and inflation to account for his failures?

BHO:     “Lawyers” and “lobbyists.”

FACT:   When one thinks of “CROOK,” do we not almost automatically think of lawyers…or perhaps lobbyists.  Whatever happened to BHO’s promises regarding the aforementioned tort reform and the elimination of lobbyists?

BHO:     “…need for integrity.”

FACT:   Actually, it’s more like patronage, cronyism, corruption, and outright giveaways.

BHO:     “There is a need for federal subsidies.”

FACT:   Would a CROOK allow companies who receive massive federal funding (that’s our tax dollars, folks) donate a significant portion of that back to the political party of the CROOK?  The answer is YES as it applies to BHO.

BHO:     “…my beautiful wife Michelle.”

FACT:   The Last Lady is no HalleBerry but she is a savvy businesswoman when, as a part-time employee, had her salary increased from $100,000 to $300,000.  I need to note that BHO previously earmarked $1,000,000 for the Last Lady’s employer.  Does this also make the Last Lady a CROOK?

Here is what Mahatma Gandhi once wrote about “The Roots of Violence” in his book with the same title:

“Wealth without work…politics without principles.”

Does this apply to BHO?  You make the call.  But for me, BHO has brought lying, deceit, manipulation, dishonesty, etc., to an unacceptable level.

Lou Theodore

NEXT POSTING: “On Being Lazy,” September 30th

FOLLOWING POSTINGS:  “On Being Un-American” October 15th

“Final Thoughts” October 30th


September 1, 2012

August 31, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier:


June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist

July 31:           On Being Nasty and Arrogant

August 15:       On Being a Socialist/Communist

Is he an egomaniac?  Here’s Webster’s definition:

An intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs.”

And, here’s what I have drawn from my Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) file.  Please note that a few of the quotes have appeared before, under a different category, in earlier articles.

BHO:     “I believe in American exceptionalism.”

FACT:   No one is more wise, virtuous and/or prudent.  NO ONE!  He believes he is exceptional, and unfortunately, he is … dumb, a racist, nasty, arrogant, etc., and, of course, an egomaniac.    Bottom Line:  He is an aloof, immoral intellectual.

BHO:     “I’m Lebron baby.  I can play at this level.”

FACT:   I’m 78 and I could take him, and I never played either scholastic or collegiate basketball.

BHO:     “I don’t want the folks who created this mess to do a lot of talking.  I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess.”

FACT:   The American people are going to have to pay to clean up his mess.

BHO:     “I was a Professor of Law.”

FACT:   He was a lecturer on leave…a title quite removed from Professor.

BHO:     “All the choices we’ve made have been the right ones.”

FACT:   Healthcare?  Stimulus bill? Eric Holder? Claiming executive privilege?  The debt?  How can a fair and objective individual classify these as the correct choices?

BHO:     “A democracy requires accountability and accountability requires transparency.”

FACT:   Like with the healthcare bill?  Or the stimulus?  Or “fast and furious?”  Unfortunately, he often legislates without accountability.

BHO:     “I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters.”

FACT:   That’s why he needs a teleprompter.

BHO:     “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors.”

FACT:   Wow!  And this from someone who is basically dumb.

BHO:     “I tell you right now that I’m a better political director than my political director.”

FACT:   Of course.  Why not humor this egomaniac!

BHO:     “I make no apologies for being reasonable.”

FACT:   This is a measure of how delusional BHO really is.

BHO:     “I passed 900 bills in Illinois.”

FACT:   How about only 26?  It turned out he had no interest in the process or in learning about being a good senator at either the state or national level.

BHO:     “Overall, I think it is going to be pretty hard to argue that we have not executed a strategy over the past three years that has put America in a stronger position than it was when I came into office.”

FACT:   He actually made this statement.  Obviously he believes the electorate is not that bright…and he may be right.  Does he believe it, or is he lying, or is he just plain dumb?  Must be a combination of the three.

BHO:     My book:  “Dreams from my Father”.

FACT:   This was written before he was 30 years old and before he worked an honest day in his life.  How many people do you know would have written their autobiography at that early a stage?  Don’t be surprised in the near future to see pictures of this saint-like (or is God-like) individual plastered all over the country.

BHO:     When warned about the potential disaster for the Democratic Party in the 2010 elections, he commented:  “the big difference here (is) you’ve got me?”

FACT:   As we know, the Democrats got clobbered.

My thought process turns to Greek mythology (home of my ancestors) when I think of BHO.  He reminds me of Zeus, King of all Gods, who is immortal and able to see what is obviously obscure to others.  He is also similar to the Oracles whose decisions and thought process required no justification.  Or perhaps Midas, who was granted the power to turn whatever he touched into gold.  Or perhaps (and even more appropriately) Hermes, the psycopomp god of thievery, cunning wiles, diplomacy, etc.

All of the above may be explained since everything was handed to him (as well as the Last Lady) because of his pedigree.  He just doesn’t understand that he is a servant of the people.  And, in the end, he and the Last Lady, unlike those who came before them, continue to be sanitized by the liberal media, rather than presented in a fair and objective manner.

A prediction:  If the race is close, or it looks like BHO is going to lose, look for him to increase entitlements, just like his recent move to retain the Hispanic voters with his delayed (3-1/2 years) illegal amnesty program.  Both he and the Last Lady now have such gigantic egos that they would sacrifice our country to get re-elected.  They are both spoiled brats and I do not think either would be able to handle a rejection.

Lou Theodore

NEXT POSTING: “On Being Lazy,” September 15th

FOLLOWING POSTINGS:  “On Being a Crook” September 30th

“On Being Un-American” October 15th

“Final Thoughts” October 30th


August 15, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier:

 June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist

July 31:           On Being Nasty and Arrogant

Is Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) a capitalist, socialist, or communist, or does he embrace some combination of these three economic systems?  The Rev. Al Sharpton has proudly proclaimed that BHO is a socialist.  I believed BHO is a cross between a socialist and communist.  I know that I, like most readers, believe in capitalism.

 I think it is important to first set the ground rules and describe the above three terms, keeping on capitalism.

Capitalism is based on the concept that people are rewarded for their labors, socialists feature nonproductive, lazy individuals who are provided almost everything for free.  Capitalism helps ensure that individuals will be rewarded no better than they deserve.  Thus, in this system, all individuals can better their economic state; a process that does not prevent another from creating (and possessing) wealth.  It helps ensure the survival of the individual in terms of his success and wellbeing.  The system has created more wealth and opportunity for more people than under any other economic system.  Ultimately, it encourages success and discourages the basic tenets of socialism.  As I have said in the past, give someone a free lunch and they will eat today, but provide opportunity and the individual will eat indefinitely.

Socialism, ultimately, will lead to a self-indulgent, degenerate society; most individuals will become useless freeloaders.  Socialism demands state ownership and control of the fundamental means of production and distribution of wealth.  It specifically advocates nationalization of natural resources, basic industries, banking and credit facilities, and public utilities.  It also advocates state ownership of most corporations.

 Communism is a system that has repeatedly failed, and will continue to fail until the makeup of man changes.  The terms socialism and communism were once used interchangeably.  However, communism, in accordance with Karl Marx, advocates the abolition of capitalism and all private profit-by means of violent revolution if necessary.  Lenin later defined a socialist society as on e in which the workers, free from capitalist exploitation, receive the full product of their labor.  In a general sense, communism is a term used to describe an economic system in which the major resources and means of production are owned by the community rather than by individuals.  Ideally, such societies provide for equal sharing of all work, according to ability, and all benefits, according to need.

 In any event, here is more from my socialism/communism file:

BHO:     “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

FACT:   These are his words.  I could close the case here—he is either a socialist or communist, or both.

BHO:     “What is good for all Americans.”

FACT:   He has attempted to condition Americans into surrendering their personal desires and happiness to the needs of the government in order to serve the common good.

BHO:     “We are exceptional.”

FACT:   Not really.  He believes that this is a nation that exploits, that it is a nation of the haves and have-nots, and where one, the wealthy, can succeed and the poor can only fail.

BHO:     “…fundamentally transforming the USA…”

FACT:   What could he possibly mean if we are presently a capitalist state?

BHO:     “I don’t begrudge people’s success and wealth.  This is part of the free market system.”

FACT:   This has got to be a lie.

BHO:     Continues his attack on “millionaires and billionaires.”

FACT:   I never heard a capitalist attack the rich.

BHO:     “We are no longer a Christian nation.”

FACT:   I never heard a capitalist attack the religious.

BHO:     “I don’t want government bureaucrats meddling in your healthcare.”

FACT:   Isn’t that what BHO’s healthcare plan is all about?

BHO:     Nancy Pelosi offered this comment: “We need to work toward this goal of equalizing income and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest.”

FACT:   BHO offered no rebuttal to this pure unadulterated socialist statement.

He is certainly not a capitalist.  He simply doesn’t believe in capitalism.  Perhaps he is a theologist; or maybe something else.   Apparently, the rich prevent others from becoming rich.  Any reader aware of anyone in the U.S. who prevented someone from getting rich?

Lou Theodore

NEXT POSTING: “On Being an Egomaniac,”  August 31st

FOLLOWING POSTING:  “On Being Lazy,”  September 15th


July 30, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier:

June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

July 15:           On Being a Racist 

Just prior to Barack Hussein Obama’s (BHO) election, I had a discussion with our best man on the McCain-BHO election.  He mentioned, in passing, that his in-laws, who reside in Great Neck, were diehard liberal Democrats.  He then informed me how unimpressed they were with BHO, and they concluded that BHO was both arrogant and nasty.  Thus, the title of this article.

It was at that time that I started my “Nasty and Arrogant” file.  Here is part of what was accumulated over the past four years.  Please note that I have also included material on how BHO has inconvenienced people in the past.

BHO:  Last month, BHO spoke at the Air Force Academy Graduation.  He left early to campaign and attend a fundraiser.  Unfortunately, the graduates and the audience were forced to endure a half hour delay in order to insure his safe departure for the fundraiser.  Everyone was inconvenienced.  This is the same guy who vacations, campaigns, fundraises, plays golf, etc., but he couldn’t afford these Americans a half hour of his time.

FACT:   What a dog.  How many think President George Bush (or his father) would have conducted himself in this manner and would have inconvenienced thousands on that special day?

BHO:     A theater-goer.

FACT:   I placed this point in the arrogant category.  BHO spent nearly one million dollars and inconvenienced nearly one million citizens when he took the Last Lady to a play in New York City.  No doubt he was pressured by the Last Lady, another proof beyond a reasonable doubt that she, too, is spoiled, arrogant and inconsiderate.

BHO:     Bypassed the Congress and created over 30 Czars.

FACT:   Many of the Czars proved to be either radicals,  racists, un-American, unqualified or crooks…..or all of the above.  One thing we know for sure is that they are BHO unaccountable cronies.  What’s worse is that it has been reported BHO recently increased their salaries by $5 million (collectively).

BHO:     Has surrounded himself with ideologs like himself.

FACT: Could it be that BHO is so arrogant that he doesn’t want to hear anyone question his assessments?

BHO:     “All the choices we’ve made have been the right ones.”

FACT:   This highlight will also make the egomaniac article.

BHO:     “We are no longer a Christian Nation.”

FACT:   How about “We are primarily a Christian Nation.”  Shades of Bill Maher insulting Christians.

BHO:     The Last Lady: “For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.”

FACT:   Does BHO feel the same way?  And, what will the Last Lady think if BHO is voted out of office?

BHO:     “…promise to uphold the law.”

FACT:   Well, not quite.  He has chosen to bypass immigration laws that he disagrees with.  He also chose to snub the unanimous Supreme Court decision to uphold Arizona’s immigration law that he disagrees with.  The guy is power-crazy and is hell bent on finishing his term as an emperor.  His arrogance is unlimited.

BHO:     “…promise to enforce the law.”

FACT:   Promises don’t count with BHO.  He has chosen to refuse to enforce a law passed by Congress and signed into law by the President.  This is raw arrogance.

BHO:     “…my Attorney General.”

FACT:   BHO has chosen to apply executive privilege to save his cohort who lied under oath.  The two can’t simply accept responsibility for their conduct and have come to believe that lying is one of their entitlements.

BHO:     “This is a nation of laws.”

FACT:    For us, yes.  But we now know it does not apply to BHO and Eric Holder.  What arrogance!

BHO:     Nasty insults of the rich.

FACT:   BHO has used such terms as “the enemy,” “greedy” and “fat cats.”

BHO:     Attempted to intimidate the Supreme Court.

FACT:   How arrogant can this guy get?

BHO:     Has improperly by-passed the Congress.

FACT:   I guess this is part of the “change” he promised.

BHO:     Promised “to unite Americans.”

FACT:   Has done nearly everything in his power to declare class warfare (even some of this supporters admit this) on the American people.  I believe this is just the beginning – he will do anything in the months ahead to get himself re-elected, including endangering the lives and foregoing the best interests of Americans.

BHO:     Continues to lecture us.

FACT:   I’ve had enough of it.

BHO:     Preached for civility and collegiality following the shooting in Arizona.

FACT:   The White House continued berating and insulting others the very next day.

BHO:     “I was a Professor of Law.”  See earlier “On Being a Liar” article.

FACT:   He couldn’t be that dumb not to know what the rank of Professor represents.  As it turns out, he was simply a lowly (relatively speaking) Lecturer on Leave.

BHO:     Repeatedly claimed that he knew nothing of Reverend Wright’s rambling sermons.

FACT:   Check Ed Klein’s book: BHO and Wright agreed to a cover-up.  Wright has not denied it.  Only someone arrogant would blatantly lie to the American public.

BHO:     Continues to berate President Bush, claiming he is responsible for our present economic woes.

FACT:   He once stated “Bush ought to go back to school.”  Not President Bush, but Bush.

BHO:     His White House called for respect for the Office of the President.

FACT:   I guess that does not include President George Bush.

It’s bad enough that he is nasty and arrogant.  He’s also an egomaniac – a topic I will address in the August 31st article.

Lou Theodore

NEXT POSTING: “On Being a Socialist/Communist,” August 15

FOLLOWING POSTING:  “On Being an Egomaniac,” August 31st

Suggested Reading:  Ed Klein’s The Amateur and David Limbaugh’s The Great Destroyer.  Both books provide extensive details and documentation of most of the BHO material to date, as well as what will follow.


July 16, 2012

July 15, 2012

The following articles on Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) appeared earlier:

June 15:          On Being Dumb

June 30:          On Being a Liar

Usually, it is not easy to prove that a cunning individual is a racist.   But, in Barack Hussein Obama’s (BHO’s) case, it really is not that difficult.  I feel comfortable claiming this because a number of my childhood friends (fromAstoria) are still racist.  With them, every time a black-white problem arises, it is ALWAYS the fault of the blacks. ALWAYS!  The reverse case in point are the racists Sharpton and Lamont Hill (the Columbian professor who regularly appears on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor program).  BHO showed his true colors (??) with theBostonepisode between the white detective and the black professor.  BHO immediately, and falsely, accused the detective of wrongdoing.  The same result was observed in the recent Zimmerman-Martin case inFlorida.  BHO concluded on this occasion, as well that “whitey” was wrong before he had the facts.  In any event, here is more from the BHO racist file.

BHO:   Rev. Jeremiah Wright:  “my mentor.”

FACT: This really says it all and proves, beyond a reasonable doubt, that BHO is indeed a racist.  BHO and the Last Lady attended 20 years of his racist, anti-American sermons… later claiming they weren’t aware of Wright’s ranting.  BHO threw him under the bus and then successfully gave Bill O’Reilly the spin on this issue.

BHO:   Louis Farrakan, head of the Nation of Islam, “a friend.”

FACT: He threw him under the bus as well.

BHO:  Richmond,Virginia:  two white journalists attached by a group of blacks.

FACT: Did BHO demand an investigation?  Did BHO condemn the attack?

BHO:   Van Jones, one of BHO’s appointed Czars.

FACT: He also threw him under the bus.

BHO:   “Eric Holder, my Attorney General.”

FACT: Refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers, who, in open violation of the law, intimidated white voters at an election site during BHO’s successful election bid in 2008.  Holder also once claimed that “Americans are wards in matters of race;” true, but there are also blacks, like BHO and himself, who are guilty of the same matter.

BHO:   On the recent riots inOakland,San Francisco, and more recently, BHO’s home town ofChicago.

FACT: BHO ignored them.

In addition, it was Holder who was able to obtain a pardon for the traitor Marc Rich.  Holder is presently about to be indicted in the “Fast-and-Furious” scandal, and is also using every questionable means to overturn the voter photo ID laws.  This guy is really a prize.

BHO:   Samir Shabazz, Black Panther

FACT: Never offered a comment on Shabazz’s: “You’re going to have to kill some crackers; you’re going to have to kill their babies.”

BHO:   Has chosen to NOT brag about his book, “Dreams from my Father.”

FACT: I always brag about my books.  So does O’Reilly and every author I know.  I wonder why BHO doesn’t.

BHO:   From his book, “Dreams from my Father.”

FACT: “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.”  His mother, as most of you know, was white.

BHO:   From his book “Dreams from my Father.”

FACT: “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that, by doing so, I was integrating myself to whites.”

Based on the above, how would you classify BHO (as well as the Last Lady)?  Also keep in mind that the word “racist” and “racism” is routinely used by blacks and liberals, and, in particular, blacks who are liberals.  It hurts that I’ve placed myself down at the level of these societal misfits.

Lou Theodore

NEXT POSTING: “On Being Nasty and Arrogant,” July 31st

FOLLOWING POSTING:  “On Being a Socialist Communist,” August 15th


June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

Reader – Please note that a submitted letter on the Roslyn Country Club follows this article. 

Webster defines a liar as “a person who lies.”  And a lie as “to make a statement that one knows is false, especially with intent to deceive; to make such statements habitually.”  Now let’s see if it is appropriate to apply the term “liar” to Barack Hussein Obama (BHO).  Here are some of the facts that were drawn from my BHO files.  You can decide whether the following justifies sticking a “liar” label on BHO.

BHO:     “Our relations withIsraelhave never been better.  They are better than any previous administration.”

FACT:   Ouch!  Folks, lying is a way of life with BHO.  Its part of his modus operandi…it just comes naturally to him.

BHO:  “Our nation only possesses 2% of the world’s oil supply.”

FACT:  Present estimates are that we possess 26% of the world’s oil supply.

BHO:     “My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

FACT:   This one is really a beaut.  He’s as guilty as Pelosi and Reed.

BHO:     “I think my initial measure of success is creating or saving over 4 million jobs.”

FACT:  How can this be if unemployment increased from 6.5% to 8.2%?

BHO:     “We cannot continue to borrow against our children’s’ future.”

FACT:   Duh!  The deficit is now $16 trillion.

BHO:     “In my wildest dreams, I never thought the $800 billion stimulus program would work this well.”

FACT:   Most Americans are still waiting to get stimulated.

BHO:     “This is going to be a transparent administration.”

FACT:   Really?

BHO:  “We cannot generate sustained growth without our deficit under control.”

FACT:   Why hasn’t he done something about the deficit if he really believes it?

The deficit is now increasing at an exponential rate.

BHO:     “A big part of our campaign was about changing the wayWashingtonworks – including the responsibility to live within its means.

FACT:   BHO did change it; it’s more corrupt and spending more.

BHO:     “Physicians collect $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 for foot amputations.”

FACT:   Foot amputation costs are in the $1,000 range.  (Three years ago, my toe surgery cost $300.)

BHO:     “The least of my concerns at the moment is the politics of a year from now.”

FACT:   His major effort since that comment has been to promote to the electorate his accomplishments?!*!  It has been one campaign fundraiser after another.  He’s a regular no-show at the White House.

BHO:     “I have done more than any other candidate…to take on lobbyists…They have not funded my campaign; they will not run my White House.”

FACTS: Someone please check his appointments (some of whom were forcefully dismissed) and grants to so-called deserving corporations (many of whom have gone belly-up!).  Also remember the SET union’s comment: “We’ve spent a fortune to elect BHO…$60.7 million, to be exact.”

BHO:     “I am proud that we passed the recovery plan free of earmarks.”

FACT:   There were over 7,000 earmarks!!!  He is either lying or just plain dumb.  It’s probably a combination of the two.

BHO:     “Washingtonwill have to tighten its belt and put off spending.”

FACT:   Anybody believe he’s put off spending?

BHO:     “I only saw Rod Blagojevich one time, and that was in the stands and from a distance at a Bears football game.”

FACT:   He met and talked with RB several times.  Like I said, lying is a way of life with BHO.

BHO:     “I passed 900 bills in the Illinois Senate.”

FACT:   He passed 26 bills – 3% of the true number.  Another gigantic lie.

BHO:     “I never practiced Islam.”

FACT:   He practiced Islam while a student in a Muslim school inIndonesia.

BHO:     “I was a Professor of Law.”

FACT:   He was a lecturer…about the same level as an adjunct lecturer, which is one step above a graduate student.

BHO:     “I want to disabuse people of the notion that somehow we enjoy meddling in the private sector.”

FACT:   You make the call here.

BHO:     “The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of a recession.”

FACT:   He’s planning on raising taxes on both the rich and middle class.

BHO:     “I don’t believe in bigger government.”

FACT:   Then why is our government expanding?

BHO:     “Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctors you have.”

FACT:   We have since determined that this is a blatant lie.

BHO:     “We have done more to advance the cause of healthcare reform…not because I believe in big government…I don’t.”

FACT:   Once again, why is government expanding?

BHO:     “More young black men languish in prison than attend college.”

FACT:   There are twice as many blacks aged 18-24 in college than in jail.  He obviously feels he can say anything he wants, even if it’s not factual.

BHO:     “I’ve laid out how I’ll pay for every dime – by closing corporate loopholes and tax havens.”

FACT:   BHO has had nearly four years to do some closing, but has done nothing to day.

BHO:     “A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.”

FACT:   I guess Pelosi and Reed were not aware of this.

BHO:     Promised “line-by-line vetoes.”

FACT:   Not yet.

BHO:     Promised “tort reform”.

FACT:   Not yet.

BHO:     “The private sector is doing fine.”

FACT:   He’s not joking, is he?

BHO:     Promised to eliminate lobbyists.

FACT:   He had 11 on his payroll that the taxpayers were paying for.

BHO:     “Healthcare for all Americans.”

FACT:   Did he knowingly lie and deceive us when he claimed it was definitely not a tax?

BHO:     BHO and the Last Lady “never realized” about Reverend Wright.

FACT:   After nearly 1,000 sermons!!?*?!  Check Ed Klein’s new book “the Amateur” that the liberal media (NBC, CNBC, New York Times, etc.,) essentially refuses to acknowledge exists.  They must take us for fools.

Of course, there is more, but hopefully, you get the picture regarding Barack Hussein Obama, our President.  In the meantime, I ask you to think about the above and return to Webster’s definition of a liar.

Any comments?  Have I distorted the facts, as some have accused me?

Lou Theodore

NEXT POSTING:  The next article is scheduled for July 15th and will deal with the fact that                                     BHO is a Racist.

FOLLOWING POSTING:  “On Being Nasty and Arrogant,” July 31, 2012.




To the Editor:

The June 8th article “Deal would get town a new park” cites the town’s deal to purchase 7.3 acres of the 10-acre Roslyn Country Club.  It also mentions that “the 668-homeRoslynHeightsdevelopment hold exclusive rights to access to the club”.  However, it does not address the fact that the town has not made a “deal” to purchase those easement rights.  The easement rights in past years have been valued in the aggregate at approximately $10,000,000 or $15,000 per home.

Another issue is the approximately 250-car on-site parking area, which cannot accommodate a 1,000 family membership plus guests attending functions at the catering hall.  The facility is located in the center of a residential area, making it difficult and unsafe for the streets to accommodate both the additional street parking and the influx of massive traffic that will be produced.

Furthermore, the $1,000 fee (which does NOT include use of the tennis courts), is almost 4 times the cost for theManorhavenBeachPark($280, INCLUDING tennis) as well as the Clinton G. Martin Park ($250, INCLUDING tennis).  The exorbitant fee proposed by the town would make the facility an exclusive club rather than aTownPark.  Town parks should be welcoming to, and inclusive of, ALL town residents, and not priced so as to exclude the majority.

In addition, if the quest for a 1,000-family membership does not materialize, ALL town taxpayers, whether or not they have the financial ability to obtain membership in the park, will in effect be non-members paying additional taxes to cover the shortfall in order to subsidize those who can afford membership.

It should further be noted that the entire 10 acres of the Roslyn Country Club, by a Judgment of the Supreme Court, and affirmed by the Appellate Division, “shall be restricted so as to be used for no purpose other than a country club”, including allowing the building on the premises to be used for catering.  If the remaining 3 acres, which includes the catering hall, would remain privately owned and re-zoned to “commercial”, this would not only violate the court decision but would open the property to future undesirable development.  It was in the infinite wisdom and intent of the courts to have this property remain open space, and not have any portion of this property turned into a commercial venue.

Robert and Sheila Kushner

Roslyn Country Club Residents