Bob Beckel's Back On The Five!

Bob Beckel showed up on Fox News The Five today after a stint at CNN. Welcome back Bob! You belong at The Five!

Bob addressed the fact that he is replacing Juan Williams a few days a week, saying Juan 'is smart.' I hate to disagree with Bob his first day back, but, without Juan's daily recitation of the Dem's talking points, Juan really has nothing to say.

Posted by Rick | January 16, 2017 04:09 PM | Just A Thought

A Healthy Skepticism Of Intelligence Agencies

Everyone is in an uproar over the release of emails from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016, even though the veracity of said emails has gone unchallenged.

Whoever obtained those emails and gave them to WikiLeaks deserves an 'atta boy'. The emails gave us a look under the covers of Clinton's campaign and shed some light on some amazing truths about the Clinton presidential campaign that we deserved to know.

Now the 'intelligence' community has prepared a report blaming the Russians for hacking the emails and we are supposed to believe their conclusions without question?

Of course, the intelligence community has never lied to Congress...wrong. The Director Of National Intelligence, James Clapper, lied to Congress when asked if the Obama administration was collecting data on millions of Americans in 2013.

Of course, the daily briefing that is given to the President is always totally truthful...wrong. The fact is that analysts have been pressured to 'massage' the reports to fall in line with HRH Obama's agenda. If I am not mistaken, I believe that at least one high ranking general was fired by HRH Obama because he wouldn't fall in line.

So why are the reports that were given to Congress today and to be given tomorrow to President-elect Trump to be believed without a healthy dose of skepticism?

A Wendy's ad famously said, "Show me the beef!" President-elect Trump has every right to ask, 'Show me the proof!'

Posted by Rick | January 5, 2017 04:12 PM | Political Science

Democrats On Obamacare

All day long the Democrats have been demanding that the Republicans disclose what their new plan is that will replace the 'Un'Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. This just tickles me to death.

Of course, there are a couple quotes from Democrats that they would do well to remember now.

I'm sure everyone remembers, "Elections have consequences."

And remember when the 'Un'Affordable Care Act was being rammed down our throats without any input from Republicans and not a a single Republican vote? Nancy Pelosi said "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."

So here is my suggestion to Schumer, Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats...Elections have consequences! Sit down and shut up. We'll let you know what's going on when we're good and ready.

Posted by Rick | January 5, 2017 02:49 PM | Political Science

It's A Doo Wop Christmas!

Just in case you couldn't figure it out from the headline, my 2016 Christmas compilation consists entirely of some famous, some not so famous, and some obscure doo wop Christmas songs performed by some famous, some not so famous, and some obscure doo wop groups.

                             

A Christmas Long Ago 'Jingle Jingle' - Echelons
A Christmas Prayer - Penguins
All I Want For Christmas - Larks
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Santa's Doo Wop Helpers - Larry Chance, Johnny Maestro, Bobby Jay And Joel Katz
Christmas Of Love - Little Isidore And The Inquisitors
Christmas Plea - Dynamics
Christmas Serenade - Johnny Maestro And The Brooklyn Bridge
Christmas Tears Will Fall - Rocky Sharpe And The Replays
Gone On Christmas Eve - Frankie And The Fashions
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Johnny Maestro And The Brooklyn Bridge
I Remember Christmas - Drifters Featuring Johnny Moore 1964
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Larry Chance And The Earls
It's Christmas Once Again - Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers With Hugo Peretti And His Orchestra
It's Christmas Time - Five Keys
'It's Gonna Be A' Lonely Christmas - Sonny Till And The Orioles
Just A Lonely Christmas - Moonglows With The Red Holloway Orchestra
Little Bitty Snow Flake - Denise And The Double Dates
Merry Christmas Baby - Poets
Merry Christmas Baby Blue - Echoes
Merry Christmas Darling 'And A Happy New Year' - Uniques, Vocal By Stuffy
My First Christmas With You - Eligibles
Old Fashioned Christmas - Kenny Williams
Please Come Home For Christmas - Uniques
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Cadillacs With The Jesse Powell Orchestra
Silent Night - Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
The Christmas Tree - Episodes
White Christmas - Statues
Winter Wonderland - Regals

Posted by Rick | December 13, 2016 04:56 PM | Just For Fun

O Holy Night!

Be sure to check out Kenny Baker, a long forgotten tenor who appeared regularly on the Jack Benny Program in the 1930's, singing O Holy Night in The red meat Jukebox.

He is great!!

The Carpenters follow Mr. Baker with Merry Christmas, Darling. Karen Carpenter had the voice of an angel.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by Rick | December 13, 2016 05:26 AM | Just For Fun

The Left Just Can't Handle It

It's the funniest thing ever when Saturday Night Live pokes fun at Sarah Palin mercilessly. When Letterman skewered Palin's daughter, that was hilarious. When any number of late night 'comedians' hammer away on Republicans it is always 'in good clean fun.' Remember when former Vice-president Dan Quail had his problem with the word potato?

Cartoonist Dixon Diaz has done a some very funny cartoons aimed directly at HRH Obama and Hillary Clinton, but the LA Times decided that he isn't funny anymore and stopped carrying his strip.

Here are some examples that were sent to me that I find very amusing....









Posted by Rick | November 12, 2016 05:42 PM | Just A Thought ~ | Political Science ~ | Social Studies

Election Post Mortems

Donald J Trump is the President-Elect and the hand-wringing, name calling and demonstrating has begun in earnest.

Last night and today, NBC, MSNBC and Fox News all had black commentators who called the President-Elect a racist.

On MSNBC, Eddie Glaude, Jr., the chair of the Center for African-American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University, blamed the election of Trump on 'whitey' saying, white America has just elected "an ill-informed racist who, by any standard, is morally and ethically bankrupt."

A brief analysis of the facts lead to a different conclusion about who elected who.

I saw a report that indicated Trump got about the same number of white votes as Romney got in 2012.

The fact is that Trump made more overtures and appeals to the African-American community than either of the last two Republican candidates combined, so it is likely that Trump got a slightly larger percentage of the African-American vote than Romney got in 2012.

And finally, Glaude and all the other race baiters should remember that many African-Americans who voted for HRH Obama were no-shows this year at the polls.

With all this in mind, the only logical conclusion that one can come to is that the African-American community were responsible for electing Donald J. Trump as America's 45th President.

Posted by Rick | November 10, 2016 05:29 AM | Political Science

And The Winner Is.....

America.

USA!    USA!    USA!

Posted by Rick | November 9, 2016 01:37 AM | Political Science

It's Not Official But...

Chris Matthews just peed all over the thrill that was running up his leg.

Posted by Rick | November 8, 2016 09:00 PM | Political Science

Note To Glenn Beck

I get it...you don't like Donald Trump. Your 3 hour diatribes against him for the past year or so have made that perfectly clear.

I was a Cruz supporter during the primaries, but unfortunately I can't vote for him for President and must choose the lesser evil of 4 candidates. Not voting is not an option. If I don't vote, it only makes someone else's vote more valuable.

It would be nice to stand on principle, but this is the real world. The real world where choices must be made between options that may not always be ideal.

You told a listener who made it clear that she was going to vote for not Hillary, which meant she was going to vote for Trump and you said you disagreed with her choice. She could vote for Stein or Johnson but they can't win and voting for a third party candidate (Perot) who couldn't win gave us Bill Clinton.

I take it that you will not vote for Trump, but suggested recently that it was important that the GOP hang on to the Senate because of the Supreme Court. So you do understand the importance of the Court, where appointees have an effect far beyond the term of any President.

A Supreme Court that would abolish partial birth abortions would be nice. A Supreme Court that would protect our 2nd Amendment rights would be nice. A Supreme Court that would protect the Constitution in general would be nice.

If you think that having a small majority in the Senate would keep a liberal nominee from sitting on the Court, you are wrong. Mitch McConnell will not protect us from liberal appointees for the next 4 years.

The only way to ensure that a conservative will sit on the Court is by nominating a conservative. (Of course, John Roberts is a glaring example of how this could even go wrong.)

The Supreme Court is the ultimate prize in this election and the person who would nominate the most conservative judge is the person that should be voted for.

I am reminded of the true story of the man who had to cut off his arm in order to survive. He must have said to himself...It would be nice to have two arms, but at what cost.

Posted by Rick | October 27, 2016 09:40 AM | Political Science