While searching the Internet last week, I stumbled upon a Google Archives article that made me chuckle.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The Washington Post reported Monday that President Obama has begun brewing his own honey-ale beer at the White House. He's trying to save the taxpayers some money. The cost of catering a beer summit every time he ticked someone off was breaking the budget. The Chicago Tribune ran an editorial calling for Obama to step aside and not run for re-election, and let Hillary Clinton run. Both ...
YORK, Pa. - It's fitting that Pennsylvania is land of the pretzel - where "Pennsylvania Dutch" Swiss and German immigrants introduced the food to America in the 19th century.
Generally speaking, generals do not tell lies. Nor are generals in the practice of concocting stories before congressional committees.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? California's unemployment rate jumped to 12 percent in August in statistics out Friday. However, jobs were added in motion picture and sound recording. The voters are so desperate for someone to listen to them that they're actually paying for studio time. President Obama told a North Carolina crowd Wednesday if they love him they must help him pass his jobs bill. The president's emotion was real. Obama ...
Corruption inside the Obama administration runs rampant. The list of scandals grows longer by the moment, with a new one popping up at an ever increasing rate. However, the Republican leadership empowers the corruption by refusing to fight. They fear Obama and are resigned to waiting for the buzzer instead of stopping the madness. This week we learned of three more corpses resulting from Obama's operation Fast and Furious. This is the Bureau of Alcohol, ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's job stimulus bill was jettisoned by House Democrats Wednesday because it taxes charitable donations. Everybody can read the tea leaves. Caroline Kennedy just released a recording of her mother saying Barack Obama can't be re-elected. Congress probed a stimulus loan to Solyndra solar power Wednesday. They took $500 million in taxpayer loans and the money just vanished. Solar power generates electricity by mixing the energy ...
As the Democratic National Committee (DNC) launches an ad campaign in battleground states to promote rapid passage of President Barack Obama's "American Jobs Act," I cannot help but to ask: "Why the rush, Mr. President?"
Recently, I was reminded of the value of freedom while attending a military retirement ceremony in Washington D.C. Driving down the hill after the ceremony, my soul was stirred as my eyes caught a glimpse of the late-summer sun reflecting across the sea of white-washed stones at the adjacent Arlington National Cemetery - and wondered what it is that defines a person who is willing to give his or her life in exchange for freedom.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's speechwriter Jon Lovett resigned to pursue what he called a more fulfilling life in Los Angeles writing comedy. He helped write the stimulus bill, the health care law and the president's jobs plan. His work as a comedy writer in Washington is done. Republicans refused to give a TV response to the president's jobs speech to Congress Thursday. They weren't going to fall for that ...
If you have the sort of face that only a mother could love, you may not be surprised by the ugly truths documented by Daniel Hamermesh.
Summer is a time of strong memories. Memories of sunshine, lemonade and bicycles flood our minds. Summertime is the season when our youth is so close we can almost reach out and touch it. This summer we have been extra reflective, the marriage of our first child and the contemplation of our parents mortality have only heightened our introspection. Because it is so integral to our lives, much of our analysis has focused on America ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - As you enter this city of 58,566 two hours from the Colorado-Utah border you can swear you almost see facial images in the red rock and gorges carved and gouged by Mother Nature.
Perhaps a kindergartner needs to have his dad wait with him and wave bye-bye as he steps onto the school bus in the morning, but Rain Price is a 10th-grader in American Fork, Utah, and his dad, Dale Price, nevertheless waves from the bus stop every morning, right in front of Rain's friends.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama's jobs speech to Congress Thursday isn't expected to make that big a splash. It could also cause a sensation. If he wants to make an authentic Jobs Speech he should wear a black pullover, introduce a new Apple product and then resign for health reasons. Labor Day weekend was spoiled when the Labor Department reported Friday the U.S. economy added no new jobs last month. ...
Here we go again. Pointing to a conservative study, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed, "The discussion's over. The debate's over. The proof is in. Texas wins." And who did we beat? California, of course. It's enough to make you wonder if little Ricky got enough love growing up on the dirt farm. Someone get this kid a 4-H ribbon so the grownups can talk, because we've got some work to do.
I've heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.
Ahh. Thanksgiving. Best Holiday Ever! Love it all. The fact that a national holiday falls not on a Monday but a Thursday. How wacky is that? A regular Thursday in dead-solid center fall. Where the weather could be 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing. Or, in certain parts of the Midwest, both.
Since June when the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization bill, tens of thousands of stories and broadcasts have been devoted to comprehensive immigration reform. Yet only a handful have outlined the bill's most crucial feature, namely that it will in most cases give immediate legal status and therefore work authorization to between 11-20 million illegal immigrants. On top of that, 20 million more overseas workers will be issued non-immigrant work ...
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.
It's not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against "white, suburban moms" whose "child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were" has sparked outrage from the tea party to teachers unions-not to mention the PTA moms who are heavily invested in their children's schooling. Sec. Duncan is still walking back his remarks, but if a ...
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.
Come on, Oprah.
We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next.