"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill
ADVOCATE FOR TERM LIMITS

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Sunday, November 23, 2014


THE ALBATROSS AROUND OBAMA'S NECK
 
"Ah ! well a-day ! what evil looks
Had I from old and young !
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung."
 
Samuel Taylor Coleridge  "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
 
Barack Obama may have been too cute for words with his Executive Action on Immigration timed to be in sync with the Latin Grammy's.  His pandering like his lying simply knows no bounds.  Even if you believe that he had some uber prosecutorial discretion for not deporting millions of illegal foreign nationals, he did not have any constitutional authority to grant them Work Authorization Permits and Social Security Cards which despite his protestations to the contrary are the gateway to almost every Federal benefit.  Besides if you are still one of the dwindling few who still believe this man please buy one of my bridges in NYC!
 
This was a callous and ultimately cruel act of political trickery disguised as compassion to avoid the ripping apart of the families of the "Dreamers"  he created  in 2012 through DACA.  His prosecutorial discretion or amnesty or whatever you may want to call it however is not tied to any Immigration Law passed by Congress.
 
It is ironic that and disingenuous that Obama and his supporters of his illegal overreach want to justify it by saying the Senate passed a bi-partisan comprehensive bill in 2013 that the House refused to pass and thus the President now gets to make law on his own.
 
According to a detailed Heritage Foundation analysis, the so called "Gang of 8" bill was a seriously flawed bill that granted amnesty and path to citizenship to 11.5 million illegal foreign nationals and authorized billions of dollars of spending without the guarantee of a secure border.  The cost to the taxpayers would have been trillions of dollars which would have increased both spending and the debt enormously because of the huge dependency on government it would have engendered.  The already bloated Federal bureaucracy would have become morbidly obese.  Hidden in the bill was also tons of pork and sweeping new powers for DHS which is turning  into this administration's  version of a secret police.
 
 On a moral basis more than 4 million people are waiting in line to come here legally.  They are paying outrageous fees for forms and verification documents and doing everything by the book yet Washington just doesn't seem to give a damn about them.  Last but not least the bill disregarded federalism by not bringing the States into the process.  
 
The fact that supporters of amnesty keep harping on this bill is supposed to make the public forget that the House passed over 370 bills many with bi-partisan support or even Democratic sponsorship, that Harry Reid refused to let see the light of day as per his instructions from Obama.  What Chutzpa!
 
As he tugged at the heartstrings of America  which even included the invocation of scripture, he even lied about the "record" number of deportations his administration had performed which is a fiction since he has included people caught at the border and sent back immediately.  No other administration has done this because of the obvious fraud it creates statistically.
 
Moreover his illegal action will double New York Medicaid costs without the Feds paying their 50% share.  New York also has 350,000 illegal foreign students in the public school systems of the state pursuant  to Federal law.   This year another 5,000 will join them with State and City officials predicting many more in the years ahead.  These are serious revenue and tax consequences caused by Presidential decree.
 
Obama knows that a new President can wipe out what he has done with a flick of a pen.  He is trying to tie his successor's hands by making a repeal by Executive Action too politically destructive and suicidal. 
 
Again he has used the hopes and aspirations of millions of decent people looking for a better life for cheap political gain.  They are pawns in a cynical attempt to make the new progressive  neo fascism the dominant political  ethos.
 
So we are left with the question of what should the country, the GOP and the Constitutionalists do to restore the rule of law and prevent this rogue President from destroying the nation?
 
One answer lies in de-funding  what he attempting to do by reducing the fees for every one of the  myriad CIS forms, applications and processes to $0.  Years ago when Washington thought that a comprehensive Immigration was imminent they tripled  the fees on virtually  everything to pay for it .  The legislation didn't happen but the fees stayed.  If Obama is going to play his violin for compassion then what could be more compassionate than this?  The message to CIS should be do more with less and give the long line of legals applicants a break.
 
But the most intriguing thing is the distinct possibility that Obama has now place a giant Constitutional albatross around his own neck.  If the new Congress begins to pass legislation   directly related  to the content of the Executive Action either in whole or in part and  Obama  vetoes  these bills, what is he saying to the nation and indeed the world... The law I made is superior to the law or laws Congress made? 
 
This would be a new and  far more serious breach of the separation of powers than what he had even done previously.  The Congress would have acted in accordance with it duties and obligations.  How could even this President ignore it and say his unconstitutional fiat stands above all else? 
 
Of course it is utterly possible that he would do it simply to create more chaos.  Let him... and keep sending bill after bill to his desk until it is apparent to all but those who too blind to see or too corrupt to care, that Washington gridlock and dysfunction has always been the bastard child of the 44th President of the United States. 
 
ERLANDSSON

Friday, November 21, 2014


A TERRIBLE RESOLVE
 
Barack Obama went to Beijing and  the country received   a symbolic  t-shirt saying " Obama went to China and all we got was higher energy prices and more lost jobs while China gave up nothing"  The results of this farce  will fall most heavily of course, on the working class and middle class of the nation.
 
While the far left "Greens" and sycophant Obama press swoons over this mythical game changer, much of the real story  goes untold.
 
First, President Xi simply agreed verbally in a non binding format to do what China was already planning to do by 2030 without this agreement.
 
Second, the U.S. would be made even more economically weak if we were to cut the emission rates for the nation that Obama promised Xi.  Already reports are circulating that he has a slew of Executive Orders ready to fulfill this pledge.
 
Third and the piece not discussed at all is that Xi and his new best friend, Putin, both know  that the politics of this phony agreement will add to the mass turmoil, Obama is planning domestically to stop the new majority in the Country and de facto nullify the 2014 mid-term elections.  While the U.S. rips itself apart thanks to a hard left partisan press, China will continue to rearm in its bid to become the leading economic and military power in both Asia and the world.  Russia likewise will have free and easy sailing to continue to threaten  Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Central Asia.
 
Fourth, the cabal of friends and enemies who use this nation for their own selfish reasons, do not want to see the U.S. become either energy independent or a reliable energy exporter because it will lower the world wide price and dramatically reduce the energy strangle  hold that  dangerous countries have on the rest of us.  Obama will be complicit in this by refusing to sign the XL Keystone pipeline deal because that now would be in contradiction  to his bogus deal with Xi.
 
So this is just one more political tactic in helping to keep this President on course to weaken this country in the eyes of both friends and foes.
 
Like wise his "go it alone" policy on the non urgent issue of illegal alien amnesty as opposed to the urgent issue of closing the borders, is just another major arrow in his quiver to control the national debate on virtually everything while daring the GOP to impeach the country's first black President while he  attempts to create a permanent progressive majority. 
 
The nation should demand at a minimum if he does this, that the names, addresses and other vital data of these illegals be put in a digital data base to be checked against other data bases for criminal activity, failure to report to CIS, Social Security numbers, tax returns, driver registrations, terror watch lists and most importantly a nation wide digital data base on voter registration and actual voting that is compiled before any amnesty registration goes forward.  Further the CIS should be required to compare this nationwide voter data base with the last 25 years of when people were naturalized as opposed to when they began voting.  Violators of any of the above should be stripped of citizenship and/or deported.
 
He has other issues ready to go also.  Secret letters to the Ayatollah and trying Taliban POWs in civilian courts are just two issues he intends to turn into national issues to gum up the works. But have faith more will come.  Just wait until the Ferguson Grand Jury report comes out!  The new AG designee, Loretta Lynch is going to have her work cut out for her if the confirmation process is thorough and non partisan when she is questioned about the last six years.
 
Obama and the radical progressive left are merely following the rules in "Rules for Radicals" by the late Saul Alinsky who admired Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Lucifer whom he called the first radical.  His mentor in real life was Frank Nitti, legendary gang boss of Chicago and successor to Al Capone.
Alinsky preached total control of the agenda by raising emotional issues to a fever pitch coupled with unrelenting and vicious personal attacks on the opposition.  Alinsky and Obama both combine Chicago thug politics in a totalitarian framework.  Sounds like Putin to me.
 
Obama has two years to fundamentally transform us by fundamentally destroying us.  Political correctness, multiculturalism and lying about big stuff and small stuff have been his mass weapons of this destruction.
 
As I have said and written before, the new majority cannot allow this man to control the political agenda and the fate of the nation any longer. 370 bills have passed the House to help restore the nation to prosperity and military strength.  Harry Reid can no longer block these and assist Obama in killing the country.  The new Senate should  send one bill a week to the Presidents desk and dare him to either pass it or veto it and then face the consequences.
 
Even repeal and replacement of the ill named "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" is now on the table because of the arrogance of Professor Gruber  who has admitted at least three times on tape that it was all a lie to snooker the "stupid American voters".  Pelosi now denies she knows this man even though she praised him in 2009.  The fact that the Dems in the House re-elected her as minority leader should be worth millions of votes to the GOP in 2016.
 
Meanwhile Gruber and his elitist  ilk  should heed the words of Admiral Yamamoto  after Pearl Harbor "I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled it with a terrible resolve"! 
 
The Obama years have become one huge pile up on the highway after another. It way past the time  for someone who knows how to drive and who does not just use the country as a demolition derby.
 
ERLANDSSON

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A SYMPHONY OF TREACHERY
 
Barack  Obama took a far worse "shellacking" on Tuesday November 4th 2014 than he had in 2010 but you would never know it to hear him talk about it a day later.
 
Repudiated by his own party for a year, the GOP wave rolled in and all he really had to say in effect was that none of it was about him.  Apparently in his imagination the two thirds of the electorate who stayed home were still his voters and there fore he was still master of the universe. 
 
The Republican drubbing was both wide and deep and included a majority in the U.S. Senate, a gain of 14 seats in the House, 60% of all the Governorships and an increase in control of state legislatures from 60 to 69.  The people were more than angry ...they have had enough!.
 
Charles Krauthammer sagely opined that Obama would not offer an olive branch to the GOP because that would weaken his intention and need to be relevant once again.  Thus he threw down the gauntlet of a unilateral fiat by executive decree for millions of illegal aliens to be given amnesty while open borders would in all probability remain open out of political need for a weakened party.
 
Then he doubled and tripled down by the disclosure of a new secret letter to the Ayatollah Khamenei for military support against ISIS in return for alleviating sanctions  and guarantees  that Iran could continue to enrich as long as they would "promise" not to become a nuclear military power.  Next he decided to try a Russian born Taliban POW in a U.S. Federal Court as a trial balloon designed  to finally shut down Gitmo and transfer all remaining POWs to Super Max facilities in the U.S.. 
 
All of the above and especially his immigration ultimatum is designed to sow confusion and anger in the ranks of the new majority.  It is a tactic he has used successfully for most of his six years as President.  It is also only tangentially about immigration, ISIS and Gitmo.  He knows these are hot button issues for the GOP and are designed to make them throw away their victory out of rage. 
 
More than that it is about both Obama's psyche and his true agenda which many talk about privately but not publicly for fear of ridicule.  He is daring the new majority to impeach him because he knows that this would suck all of the oxygen out of the nation for the remaining two years of his term.  It would place the country into uncharted territory that might well end in racial and civil conflict the likes we have not seen since 1860.  He will attempt to goad the GOP until they are at the limits  of normal restraint  and he will always be at the center of this storm he has created, cool , calm and collected...the ultimate victim awaiting a national crucifixion.
 
A second and important  part of this to understand is that this national crisis he will generate will be his coup de grace for the nation...a fitting climax for his agenda that has always been his true one...the one which "no one dares speak it's name."
 
Go back and analyze every action this President has taken during his six years and tell me truthfully that the vast majority of them have not hurt the country, economically, politically, culturally, defensively and Constitutionally.  The fact is that when you connect the dots you begin to see a clear pattern designed to weaken and bring down the nation.  This phony battle for the rights of people who are here illegally is simply the crescendo of a symphony of treachery.
 
The new majority cannot let this happen.  They must be disciplined and restrain themselves from falling into Obama's trap and begin immediately  looking for plaintiffs with standing to sue him over immigration.   They must not let him dominate the agenda by passing legislation and sending a bill a week to his desk to grow the economy, grant tax relief, achieve energy independence, restore U.S. military superiority in the world, repeal the most destructive parts of ObamaCare, repatriate $2 Trillion in money earned abroad,   make the U.S. Corporate Tax Rate the lowest in the world, scrap the IRS Code and the IRS by replacing it with a flat tax or fair tax, fix Medicare and Social Security before it is too late and "defang" the regulatory agencies that have crippled our economy, job creation, and home ownership and lending.  If necessary defund these new fourth branches of Government and the Presidents  illegal immigration mandate  as well.
 
The smart way to stop this man from his serial unlawful behavior is to turn his radical party against him out of sheer fear they will lose in 2016 if they continue to either support him or remain silent as to his actions.  He will not have Harry Reid, the "Uriah Heep" of modern politics to cover for him any longer, a man  who  killed over 360 bills passed by the House, many with Democratic support.  These and other  bills critical to the life of the nation will now have to be either signed or vetoed and this will force many to see Obama for who and what he really is.
 
The reign of Obama has been one long campaign built on his charisma.  All that is gone and he has been exposed as the snake in the garden. He has used the White House as a cloister, shutting out all but those who are true believers and those who work inside a building that has become in fact, a prison of his own ego.  He represents and has represented,  no one except himself and those who hate this country.  He has not been a real President but he has played one on TV.  To heal this country the new majority has to beat at his own game.
 
ERLANDSSON
 

Friday, November 7, 2014

THE CURSE OF MODERN CULTURE 
 
“Is this the curse of modernity, to live in a world without judgment, without perspective, no context for understanding or distinguishing what is real and what is imagined, what is manipulated and what is by chance beautiful, what is shadow and what is flesh?” 
― 
Terry Tempest Williams
 
The new alternative culture is in reality the old traditional culture.  The Progressives who were once  Fascists and Communists, have taken what once was commonly shared and historic morality, values, rights and common sense and made them political .  Once they have been repositioned as such, they have been attacked, compromised, made immoral and then destroyed. 
 
Mark Steyn makes perhaps the most salient point of the of our current political situation when he states "you can't have conservative government in a liberal culture".  Steyn is not alone in understanding that culture drives politics and not the other way around.  That's why the hard left has invested so much time and effort in the subjugation of the arts, the media and the academy. 
 
These are the gaps in the lines where the progressive invasion have attacked and laid waste to  traditional  America even as the census numbers still reflect a center-right majority.  The thrust of the progressive cultural putsch has been to dismiss and demean the traditional  values of "old" America such as patriotism, free speech, a free press,  religious rights, the nuclear family, the melting pot, the sanctity of unalienable individual rights, rugged individualism, American  exceptionalism, a free market system, respect for the law, the military and the flag, sobriety, chastity, the second amendment,  equal opportunity not equal outcomes, and national unity when foreign affairs and national defense takes us to the waters edge.
 
In the place of all of this, these new Gauleiters  promote global citizenship, group rights, multiculturalism, intolerance towards Christianity and Judaism in particular and unlimited tolerance towards Islam by contrast, an American history dominated by racism, homophobia, sexism and ethnic bigotry,  massive dependency on the Government, all rights emanating from the Government, income redistribution and equality of outcomes based on statistical models, nanny state socialism, disarming the American population, sexualizing our children at the earliest possible age through  public school curricula labled as social justice,  crony  capitalism and crony socialism,  legalization of drugs, the emasculation  of boys and men, raising unlimited Abortion to the level of a civil right, selective law enforcement, censorship, hate speech, and vicious intolerance towards any one, any group or any philosophy that disagrees with those who dictate to the new Jacobin culture.
 
The media, entertainment industry and academia have promoted this new dominant culture for generations.  The old America in the throes of economic decline, uncertainty and weakness at home and abroad stands  like a punch drunk fighter absorbing too many blows to fight back, dazed and wondering where their world went. 
 
Conservatives, independents, libertarians and even moderates are still for the most part behind the cultural curve.  They can't defend their historic way of life because it has become so estranged from what their children have been taught and now believe.  The new replacement culture is edgy, hip and debauched with no edge to the envelope.  It has no boundaries in the name of progress and inclusivity and figuratively tries to guns down  the despised old  guard like an ISIS killing squad in a blood frenzy.   At its virulent , poisonous center is the reality  that  it is a recipe for chaos  and anarchy because a world without stable and fair rules is nothing more than a jungle.  For these hyper-secular libertines with a cult like devotion to celebrity idolatry, nostalgia means the good old days of the Emperor Caligula.  
 
Modern progressives like their communist, fascist, and pagan antecedents always fail in the end because people will revolt over their repression, lack of a spiritual and moral center and nonsensical anti-freedom dogma.  People who accept the best of western and other peaceful civilizations as a fact of nature, want to be free and independent.  If they are not, soon or later they will begin to fight back.
 
The battle at hand is to take back the culture and that means that simply ignoring the new culture as an aberration must end.  Governor Mike Huckabee reminds us that there are 80 million Evangelical  Christians in America and only half are registered to vote.  Only half of them moreover, do vote.  If this demographic is not ready to defend the old culture than who will be?
 
It all begins with saying "no"..."stop"..."no more"...and finally "you have gone too far".  We need to start demanding  instead of being the ones under assault. For example, we need to demand an equal number of conservative academics at state universities where the taxpayer pay the freight. We need mandatory imprisonment for those who rig or cheat at elections.  We want a balanced teaching of American History and a solid grounding in civics and how government is supposed to work. Parents need to be in control of their children's moral education and not the state. We need to decide not to listen to or watch media or entertainment that mocks, lies about and ridicules the beliefs and values we love and cherish.  People of faith and our clerics must storm back into the public square and become a major part of the national conversation.  After all is said and done all we want is a return to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness  on our terms and not  that of a culture that has corrupted our politics and turned our government into despotism.   We are still the majority and we have had enough!   I want the America my old man left me and so should we all.
 
ERLANDSSON
 

Friday, October 31, 2014


DAMN LIES
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics."
Benjamin Disraeli
 
When the public finally decides that the Emperor has no clothes, it becomes impossible to find a tailor to fix the problem.  In a somewhat  similar vein, Casey Stengel the first manager of the hapless New York Mets once asked plaintively of the team "Can't anyone here play this game?"
 
Today America is full of both Casey Stengel's and aroused,angry skeptics pointing out the President is incompetent and naked to boot. His incompetence however is merely a cover for his lying. Our politics have always been full of liars coupled to a partisan  press who reports on them in ways that enable their lying.  We have always had a free press but it has not always been an honest press. 
 
Today with the technical capacity to deliver massive information  to the average person there is ironically a growing tuning out and turning off on the part of far too many citizens.  Past generations had what would be arrogantly determined today as a sub-standard or limited education emanating out of one room school houses or the early public schools sans any teachers union.  These however produced a well informed and comparatively sophisticated educated class that could  follow and understand complex legal, political and economic arguments  on a level  and in numbers you would not find today.  Now the information overload and ideological social justice propaganda disguised as factual knowledge has in fact made far too many people ignorant. 
 
The cultural hype that echoes  and sustains this travesty in subtle and insidious ways have also given the pathological liars of politics an open field with few defensive tacklers.  Lincoln once said "You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time!".  But today there is a sinking and forlorn feeling that we are close to if not arrived at an "all of the people...all of the time " moment in our public affairs.
 
Virtually everything that comes out of the white house or the Democratic Party at all levels  now needs to be fact checked by the Washington Post to see how many "Pinocchios" they deserve.   This due in large part to a President who came to adulthood being told he is brilliant, infallible and perfect.  He has surrounded himself with so many "yes" people that the word "no" has been banished to the "terra incognita" where they sent "Islamic terrorism". 
 
He and his party lie about war and peace, health and sickness, God and man, citizens and aliens, humans and the environment, friends and enemies, and good and evil.  Their lies are about such basic, essential and deeply personal issues that the only curiosity that remains is why it has taken so long for he and they to be exposed? 
 
It has become so bad for him  that even his fellow Democratic prevaricators  shun him for fear of  defeat by association.  The Democratic senator from Alaska, Mr. Begich goes so far  as to say that the President is now irrelevant which has to be the unkindest cut of all for a narcissist with a self declared mandate to heal the world while his words say one thing and his actions say quite another.  He has become the first President in the history of the nation that requires a personal polygraph  along with his TelePrompTer when he make public statements.
 
We are less than a week away from a vital mid term election.  We have to take the country back and clean up the cess pool that the professional political class have created and tried to sell as  democracy.  In God's name go vote to save the nation...go vote  to save yourselves...go vote to save future generations!  You have been persistently and cruelly been made the victims of untruths, half truths, calumnies, mendacities, disinformation, deceptions, fabrications, fictions and falsehoods  and maybe when the truth become so elusive as to be almost non-existent, that's why you feel your life sucks...maybe that's why over 60% of you feel that's there's no future for you or your kids...maybe it's because of all those lies...lies about big things and little things that never seem to end...those damn lies!
 
ERLANDSSON

Saturday, October 25, 2014

THE EBOLA  CIRCUS
 

 
The American public is anxious over the spread of Ebola (EVD) within the U.S. because our officials are creating that anxiety.
 
As Peggy Noonan wrote in last Saturday's Wall Street Journal, "Who do they think we are?"  Are we children, idiots, simpletons, schmucks?
 
For example authorities should have to once and for all either logically and cogently explain how containing and treating EVD in Africa but allowing people to travel from the Hot Zone to other parts of the world makes any common sense or just shut up!
 
Calming public nervousness and effectively treating and containing the virus actually require doing and communicating the same things.  If new Ebola Czar Ron Klain has the power, the intelligence and the will to accomplish this, then he will be the man of the hour.  If he does not then he will be what so many now think him to be, just a political hack  with phony authority designed  to protect  the Presidents political ass by any means necessary.
 
So that's the first  issue to address i.e. how an adult  with an  important title who doesn't even report directly to the President (in order to give Obama plausible deniability) will be able to cut through the political White House crap and become the Patton of this war and then have the balls to seize the necessary legal powers and not to be blocked or undermined   by the incompetent, malicious and vicious hacks that dominate the beltway. 
 
The second issue which must be addressed swiftly and comprehensively is  to stop the influx of passengers from the three hardest hit West African countries by either/and visa denial, a 21 to 42 day quarantine  in the country of departure  before being allowed to travel here if they are virus or symptom free.  African countries are shutting their borders and best practices of diagnosis, containment and treatment can be learned from Nigeria, the Congo, Senegal and Cameroon for starters.  Isn't interesting however how the homicidal PC left aren't calling these countries racist for closing their borders and cutting off travel? 
 
Additionally, why should anyone believe that non-medical personnel at American airports with temperature devices constitute  safe or valid  protection when travelers could be asymptomatic or have taken a fever suppressant and/ or lied on their questionnaires?  
 
 
In that regard the common belief is that Mr. Duncan lied on his entry questionnaire  about having any personal direct contact with an Ebola victim.  His relatives deny this and say he told the truth.  If he and they are right, then how did he contract Ebola? 
 
The third issue is to de-politicize this  epidemic so that it doesn't dissolve into the circus that actually ended by killing people during the opening years of the AIDS/HIV crisis.  Quarantines  and travel bans are not racist or discriminatory.  People who want to demonstrate their stupidity and score cheap political points at the expense of people's lives should be ignored and shunned for the jackals that they are.  
 
The fourth  issue is to answer basic questions about the crisis in a candid and forthright manner so that the public which is smarter than this administration, no longer knows it is being lied to or treated like morons and that it has accurate and the most up to date information.
 
For example...How did the two nurses get Ebola?...
 
Were they dressed in proper protective gear?...
 
Did they suit up and suit down properly?...
 
If their protective clothing was not optimum then what is?...
 
What strain is this outbreak of Ebola?  One source says it is a new strain which is 97% similar to Ebola Zaire. Today there are five sub-strains, (Zaire, Bundibugyo, Sudan, Reston and Taï Forest ). four of which are transmitted to humans by direct contact with bodily fluids and one (Reston EVD) which is primarily contacted by primates or animals by air born means.  So is this a new strain, a mutated old strain or totally new and can non air born strains mutate and become air born?  Can the Reston strain mutate and begin to infect humans?  What animals besides fruit bats are or can be carriers of or be infected by EVD.
 
What exactly is the incubation period?...The CDC say 21 days but the WHO says it may be as long as 42 days...
 
What constitutes being asymptomatic?...
 
What constitutes being symptomatic?...a slight fever... one bout of vomiting or diarrhea ...?
 
What will our military and other volunteers be doing in the Hot Zone and how will they be protected there  and we protected here when they return?  Already conspiracy theories are in play that assigning National Guard troops in country is a pretext to later using them  for crowd control and martial law domestically should the virus get out of control.  Such is the lack of trust in Barack Obama today!...
 
Can sputum, sneezing, sweat or phlegm carry the virus in an infectious way?  Again some say spit can't contain the virus and others say don't come into contact with it,  Another rumor flying around is that cold weather can make the virus air born.  These need to be addressed and answered. ...
 
Exactly what surfaces can contain and sustain the virus for infectious purposes and how long can the infectious virus live on these surfaces?...
 
General Kelly of the Southern Command has publicly warned of illegals with Ebola crossing the porous Southern border with Mexico.  In point of fact there have been press reports of Liberian nationals being identified in Nicaragua waiting for transportation north to the U.S.. Are we finally going to close our deadly southern border?...
 
How safe and effective is self quarantine?...
 
How is it being monitored?...
 
What is necessary to make it as fool proof as possible?  Typhoid fever started with a cook and AIDS started with Patient Zero.  Viruses like Ebola expand exponentially and always with the threat of mutation...
  
 
Lastly there is no known cure for Ebola so early identification is critical.   Will work on vaccines or use of drugs already in use abroad but not approved here be speeded  through the FDA bureaucratic  maze in order to save lives if need be?...
 
Political Correctness and bureaucratic inertia is in reality more deadly than Ebola itself.  Without vanquishing them, it will be the same as if there were a deliberate effort to spread Ebola in this country because doing what we have been doing to date would be the most efficient  way to accomplish this.  This would be death by Political Correctness, the inevitable result of madness over science and something many of us have been predicting would happen for many years.
 
POST SCRIPT:
Since the first version of this was written, we now have a Doctor who worked with EVD patients in Guinea now diagnosed and in isolation at Bellevue Hospital.  He was in NYC for at least 6 days before he presented symptoms on Thursday with a fever of either 103 or 101.3 or 100.3.  Again basic facts are not rock solid.  He also had diarrhea and isolated himself  in his apartment until FDNY staff in protective clothing could take him into quarantine.  The night before he had traveled on three subway lines, taken an UBER cab with his fiancee and two friends, gone to two bowling allies, and ate out in a restaurant.  While he did not present distinct symptoms  until Thursday, he began feeling fatigued as early as Tuesday.  The lesson learned here is that he should have been in quarantine in Guinea for 21 days before being allowed to leave to fly home.  Governors Cuomo and Christie have now superceded the Federal Government and mandated  a quarantine for any travelers from the affected countries.  In addition Mali has now reported its first case of EVD. 
 
News reports are that nurses at Bellevue are calling in sick at greater than normal numbers.
 
ERLANDSSON
 
 

Friday, October 24, 2014


THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
 
When Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, the Royal Fife and Drum played a tune called "The World Turned Upside Down".

 
The greatest military machine of the 18th century had been defeated by a colonial rag tag fighting force which had been turned into an inspired and effective army.  The world in truth had been flipped over!
 
Today as the planet and in particular the United States descends into paralytic despondency, "We the People" are taking the brunt of incompetence beyond imagination born out of arrogance or outright malice.
 
Whether it is the incomprehensible policies on treating and containing Ebola, fighting Islamic terror in general, degrading and destroying ISIS in particular, deliberate policies and actions to keep the economy stagnant and make good paying jobs disappear or the unilateral disarmament of our military, the world  we have known and trusted is disintegrating before our eyes.
 
Our popular and political cultures have become our mortal enemies, celebrating every possible appetite that will spiritually, psychologically or physically devour us as individuals and as a people.  When the radical progressive left makes moral issues political issues, it is an attempt through fraudulent "legal" means to silence their opponents.  It becomes a thinly disguised attempt to extinguish religion,  religious believers and patriots by making them 2nd class citizens or worse...bigots  or criminals.  This has become a major front in the war against "We the People".
 
Our political leadership assaults us on multiple battlefields...
religion by atheists with the support of progressive courts...patriotism and love of country  mocked and derided as jingoism...dependency  promoted and instantly gratified.  Our educational system wallows in anti-American bile and PC propaganda making our children both ignorant and seditious. 
 
Immigration and climate change have become simply other strategies for Democratic Party political hegemony.  The Southern Border has become so porous that people, many who are minors, with major health problems, terrorists, drugs and possible carriers of Ebola come across almost at will.
 
In foreign and military affairs we are no longer respected or feared.
 
If we are to upright the "Ship of State" we must face the distinct possibility that everything we have suffered and everything we continue to suffer has been deliberate.  There is simply too much evidence for it to be mere incompetence or sheer coincidence.
 
Today in Houston Texas, city lawmakers and the Lesbian Mayor believe they have the power to subpoena Clergy  and demand among other things that they clear their sermons and homilies with the government.  Where in God's name do they believe that they have either the power or the legal or moral right to do this?  The world has truly turned upside down!
 
ERLANDSSON

Friday, October 17, 2014

A MODERN TALE OF TWO CITIES


IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES IF YOU WERE CRAZY, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES IF YOU WERE SANE, IT WAS THE AGE OF DECEIT, IT WAS THE AGE OF IGNORANCE, IT WAS THE EPOCH OF FALSE MESSIAHS, IT WAS THE EPOCH OF LYING RULERS, IT WAS THE SEASON OF MURDER, IT WAS THE SEASON OF MARTYRS, IT WAS THE SPRING OF DEPENDENCY, IT WAS THE WINTER OF UNCERTAINTY, WE HAD EVERYTHING BEFORE US IN THE PAST, WE HAD NOTHING BEFORE US IN THE PRESENT, WE WE'RE ALL GOING DIRECT TO CALAMITY, WE WERE ALL GOING DIRECT INTO THE DARK UNKNOWN- IN SHORT THE PERIOD WAS SO FAR LIKE PERIODS OF TURBULENT DISASTER IN THE PAST THAT SOME OF ITS MOST DESPICABLE AUTHORITIES INSISTED ON IT BEING RECEIVED AS GOOD WHEN IT WAS MOSTLY BAD IN THE SUPERLATIVE DEGREE OF PROPAGANDA BEING PEDDLED AS TRUTH!
(with apologies to Charles Dickens )


Washington D. C. and New York City are capitals. One of the nation and the other of the world. What happens in either has enormous impact on people far removed from those who actually live there. With their access to political, economic and cultural power, they set things in motion for everyone else and often what they set in motion is not good.


In both D.C. and NYC the inmates are running the asylum. Standards, laws, rules and regulations are now subject to the whim of those in charge. In both cities the governments are run by zealots who dislike law and order, capitalism, religion with the exception of Islam, conservatives, educational choice, tax cuts, non union workers, Israel, the military, cops, free market health care, energy provided through coal, gas, nuclear and oil, counter terrorism and the Constitution for starters.


In Washington, President Obama has crippled the economic, military and political power of the United States. He has done everything possible to create a socialist nation that is not the freest or the strongest nation on the globe. He has undermined the rule of law and the Constitution and used the agencies of government to attack and punish his enemies. His Health Care, tax, budget and energy policies have made most Americans poorer save the wealthiest 1% whom he rails against and then solicits money from.
His administration is inept, amateurish,incompetent, ideologically driven, prone to thuggery, illegal activities, race baiting, using dual standards for friends and enemies and unable or unwilling to solve the real problems of real people.


His handling of the IRS , Benghazi, Ebola, ISIS, ObamaCare, the Ukraine, Russia, China, Iran, immigration, energy and Syria and Iraq are just a few examples of a man who through his own ineptitude or willful design has now built a scaffold to hang himself on as the country burns. To be fair he did not do this alone he had the help of a Democratic Party comprised of people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid who has castrated the Senate and not allowed even bi-partisan bills to see the light of day. Congress does not function because Obama, Pelosi, and Reid don't want it to. If it did they would not be able to blame the Republicans any more.

Friday, October 10, 2014

REBELS WITHOUT A CLUE

High School students in Jefferson County Colorado are up in arms over an Advanced Placement History Curriculum that wants to promote patriotism, the benefits of free enterprise and the cessation of promoting civil disorder and instead stressing civic responsibility. For many in the media this has been deemed "controversial" and Media Matters for America, a progressive, left wing Soros funded entity which blames Fox News for this controversy, has moved in to ratchet up the discontent over efforts to stimulate love of country. 
These students are pawns yet again in the multi generational crusade to portray the U. S. as a bad country and the source of evil both domestically and in foreign affairs. 
Advocates for the new curriculum say historic figures such as Franklin, Jefferson, Martin Luther King and Madison are currently minimized while the wars against the Indians, the Black Panther Party, slavery (without any mention of the Gettysburg Address) and the dropping of the A bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are prominent. In fact the question is asked with regard to the latter "Does this makes you question the values of America!" 
Are these people kidding? Do they have any historical perspective or knowledge whatsoever as to what the country had gone through during WW II or the bloody sacrifices to free black Americans in bondage of the American Civil War? It is difficult to impossible to believe they  want balance or objectivity. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN IGNORANCE

Recently Bill Maher of all people, challenged Charlie Roses's understanding of Islam which charitably put was sort of like Baptists and Muslims were cut from the same theological cloth.  Maher demolished Rose and exposed an all too common intellectual laziness that both liberals and progressives demonstrate on a consistent basis.  Simply put they are guilty of either willful or woeful ignorance.
Willful ignorance is a state of mind where ideology is substituted for reality and thus bad things happen.  Woeful ignorance is when people are badly educated (often by ideologues) and when they become active in the real world...bad things happen.  In either event those suffering from either are seemingly comfortable in their own ignorance. 
Academia today is an intellectual cesspool masquerading as a font of knowledge which indulges adolescent utopian fantasies divorced from the human condition.  Since the academic elite have an anti-America bent, its message is that the world is a mess because of rich, white, male, straight, religious Americans who stole everything they have from the "have nots".   In other words behind every "bank account" there is now a great crime! This has become the monolithic launch pad for "being educated and credentialed" for far too many of the leaders of tomorrow who cannot distinguish propaganda for fact.
Generations of  impressionable young people beginning in the sixties, have created a vivid false reality which is buttressed daily by celebrities and the media and which causes them not to recognize evil when it stares them in the face.  In this false universe they proceed to elect incompetent poseurs who parrot feel good slogans but who are incapable of solving problems.
All too often their causes degenerate into pseudo-religions because they cannot be defended in either the arenas  of either faith or reason.  Climate change and global warming come to mind.  Both have computer models that omit vital data and all too often are gamed to provide conclusions that fit a pre-established narrative and an improvable therm which in reality is not science  but  dogma.

Friday, September 26, 2014

WAR AS A MEANS OF PEACE

The new war began with bombing on  Monday evening at 9:26 PM EST.   Twenty sites around Raqqa, the northern Syrian  which serves as the capital for the Islamic State, were hit by air strikes from the U.S., Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates assisted by Qater.
These strikes included the use of B-1 Bombers, F-16 and F-18 fighter jets, F-22 stealth Raptors, Predator Drones and Tomahawk Missiles fired from off shore aircraft carriers such as the USS Arleigh Burke.
The U.S. alone attacked positions in Eastern Syria held by the al-Qaeda affiliated Khorasan Front from Central Asia who were using these sites as staging areas for terrorist attacks on commercial passenger jets and the American homeland.
And so the war began and the question remains what is next?
First... almost every military person either serving or retired who has commented on the President's strategy has stated that ground troops are necessary to achieve the degradation and destruction of ISIS.  Therefore how fast will we get to this stage and whose boots will be on the ground?   
Second...where are the other Muslim and Arab nations in this fight?  The President and Secretary of State Kerry have done "yeoman's work" in getting Sunnis to fight other Sunnis but some big regional actors are missing.
Where is Egypt and where is Turkey which after all is a member of NATO?  Turkey has been non-committal and reluctant to engage ISIS which it has assisted in the past.  Turkey also has the largest standing army in the area but has said that its hesitancy was due to forty Turkish nationals including the Turkish Consul General being held captive in Mosul.  They have now been released and the elusive and slippery Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, continues to dodge.