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Al Gore
Yasser Arafat
Nicholas M. Butler
Barack Hussein Obama
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Kofi Annan
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February 17, 2009) The final list of Nobel Peace Price nominees was drafted three weeks after Barack Hussein Obama took office. 

(October 9, 2009) The award was given to Mr. Obama  for "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."  Do they know something we don't know?

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IN 2001, YOU TAXPAYERS PAID 1/2 BILLION DOLLARS TO REPLENISH  MIAMI  BEACH IN  FRONT OF MY CONDO.  HURRICANE   KATRINA  WASHED IT AWAY.  WE DEMAND THAT YOU REPLACE IT ALL. HOW DO WE WANT IT ?!  FREE ! !  WHEN DO WE WANT IT ?! NOW  ! !  IT’S ONLY FAIR.

FEB, 2006. NEVER MIND, THEY'RE BACK - WITH A REFILL. THANK YOU SENATOR NELSON. THANK YOU, NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS. SURF'S UP.
SO,  WHEN JIMMY CARTER WAS PRESIDENT OPTIMISTS  SAID:
 

   "CHEER UP, THINGS COULD BE WORSE."


"Career and politicians are two thing that should never go together."        Woolery. 

"Amen."                                                                                             Anonymous
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"Does a fish know he's wet?"  Goldberg

"Does the Obama Administration know it's clueless?"    Sawyer
STRAW MAN

Re:  (Dec. 4) Alternative Media, Not Mainstream, are Enemies of Truth - by Ellen Goodman (I thought she was dead).

It’s called “Straw Man.” A fallacy created for the sole purpose of diverting attention from the original issue.

Topic A is under discussion: The Alternative Media wrongly attack the Mainstream Media.

Topic B is introduced  under the guise of being equivalent to Topic A.

You present people who defend a position poorly as the defender, thusly: Your nameless e-mailer says Bill Ayres ghost wrote “Dreams From my Father.” You write “Glenn Beck’s assertion that under Obamacare you could either buy coverage or go to jail,” and “anyone can find a tribe and a ‘fact’ - Global Warming is a fraud! Evolution is a fraud! Then you refute these people‘s arguments - thus giving the appearance that every upholder of that position (and thus that position itself) has been defeated;

Finally,  you attack  your own false premise Topic B as though it were Topic A.: “Myth; fantasy, assertion, fanciful claim, loose with the facts.”

Where is the documentation for your claims? Oh, wait; under the rules of Straw Man you don’t have to present proofs, do you? Perhaps I may be of assistance: Bill Ayres, sarcastically or not, says he did write “Dreams.” What does Obama say? We don’t know. Ellen Goodmen doesn’t know. Where’s the “GOTCHA?” “Glenn Beck asserts that under Obamacare you could either buy coverage or go to jail.” Here’s a direct quote from the House Bill 3962, November 6, 2009, as reported by the Associated Press:

Criminal penalties 

Section 7203 - misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment up to one year.

Section 7201 - felony willful evasion  is punishable of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment up to five years.

Then there’s the Global Warming doubters Maybe you wrote your article before the hacked e-mails exposed massive fraud showing how many of the (well compensated) “leaders” of the Scientific Community for global warming cooked their data, computer models, and faked their research to support their preconceived (and well compensated) opinions on global warming. 

And finally the “Evolution doubters.” Uh huh. The folks who think that maybe a healthy debate in our classrooms concerning Evolution and Creation might be a good thing? No? Like Global Warming Evolution is a settled argument; the Scientific Community says so. Take your time: Name ONE bit of scientific evidence about Evolution that you positively know to be true. To quote Lindsey Graham: Don’t bother, there aren’t any.

Only the left is right - therefore any dissenting opinions are, by this mindset, wrong. Hence “Alternative media” doesn’t simply offer a counterpoint, but also is, to use your words, is the enemy.

When talk radio began less than 30 years ago, almost all of the hosts were liberals:  Phil Donahue, Steve Kane, Al Rantel, etc. When I moved to Miami in 1982, I tuned in. When callers would complain as Kane spewed his bile against conservatives, he would shout: “why don’t you turn me off if you don’t like it?” I took his advice, and later found Lee Fowler, David Gold, and Rush Limbaugh. So did most of the rest of the talk radio listeners. Donahue tried a comeback, but no one tuned in. Kane now gives the business report ½ hour a day (although in fairness, he’s darn good at it). Rantel discovered he was a closet conservative after all( pun intended ). 

The Detroit Free Press, for whom you and I both worked, isn’t going out of business because “ . . . (they) struggled to be right as often and rigorously as possible.” They are going out because they didn’t.

In conclusion, your remark about conservatives having no sense of humor -  sarcasm and snide rhetoric do not a liberal sense of humor make.

“Whatever.”

Cordially

John W. Sawyer III
Sawyer2012.com.
Ft Myers, Fl.



TWO FOR ONE

Pass Tort Reform in the Healthcare Bill mandating that for every doctor that is successfully sued for malpractice, the winning lawyer is required to (pro bono) sue a Senator or Congressman for malpractice.
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January 19, 2010:

Liberals - remember this hick who drives a truck the next time you out-of-touch elitists attack Sarah Palin.
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WORD TO THE WISE (AND REPUBLICANS)

When 51% of the population feels disenfranchised with their government, they change it. When 51% of of the population feels disenfranchised from the free market system, you get Mexico and Venezuela.
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CONGRESSMEN CHARLIE WILSON AND JOHN MURTHA

One was what the Democratic Party once stood for, the other what the Democratic Party now stands for.
ARIZONA LAW (redux)

This Conservative is NOT PLEASED with the attitude of Marco Rubio and Bill McCullom in their denunciation of the new Arizona Immigration Law - both denouncing it.

Their opponents in the coming elections, while self-serving weasels, are starting to sound more conservative than those two. A Floridian, I am keeping my options open.


Click here to add text.African-Americans should stay home on election day
FIRST LEARN WALK - THEN LEARN FLY -  Mr. Miyagi
(June 16, 2011)

Recently  liberal commentator, Bob Beckel, made this comment about a Conservative Candidate for President. "He flunked Drafting, for Christ sake. Who flunks drafting?" Few people do actually. Many who take Drafting go on to become Engineers and Scientists.

To enroll in a curriculum to become an Engineer, Architect, NASA Scientist, you first must take and pass drafting classes. To become a tool-and-die maker or a building contractor; or to be able to read building, electrical, mechanical, HVAC or plumbing blueprints you need to take Drafting. 

Without Draftsmen (like my father and myself) there would be no manufacturing - we would still be making things at home, as in oh, Medieval Times? In order to manufacture a simple six-sided cardboard box, you first must draw it to scale on a sheet of one dimensional paper. Can you do that, commentator? No. You don't know how, because you never took drafting classes. How do I know this? 

Because no one who ever took Drafting would ask "who flunks drafting?" Before I was eighteen, I drew the plans/blueprints for two houses - complete with a detailed cost itemization for every last product, drainage detail, plot plan, landscaping, permitting and labor cost that went into that house. Before I learned that skill in Architectural Drawing class, I learned the basics of Engineering in 4 semesters of Mechanical Drafting classes. 

Of course, one can make Drafting a lot simpler with the use of modern CADD (Computer Assisted Drafting and Design) software. Where it used to take me 2 -3 weeks to complete house plans, I can now do it in 2 - 3 days.

But you cannot. You can read all the manuals you want, supplied by the folks who create those CADD programs, but absent formal training (Drafting classes), you might as well toss that 3-D Turbo-CADD program you just bought to impress your friends with your Formula 1 design acumen right into the trashcan - it looks easy. It isn't. You can't do it. You never learned how while acquiring your Degree in Italian Rennaisance studies.

Who flunks 3-D Turbo CADD? You do, snob. 

So why bring up this elitist's sneering comment? As in his case, we too often are governed by those elitists who talk a good game, but lack the practical experience and well-rounded education to accomplish those tasks for which they claimed they could during their election campaign. When Paul Ryan devised his plan to 'rescue' Medicare and Social Security (essentially by cutting back on benefits for which Seniors involuntarily paid premiums throught their working careers and by extending working age several more years), he didn't even bother to ask the affected Seniors for any input. After all - he knows everything, right?

Maybe. Ryan worked his way through college by driving an Oscar Meyer Weiner Truck and graduated from Miami of Ohio University with a degree in Political Science and Economics. Forbes ranked Miami 243rd in the rankings of U.S. Colleges. While MO has no Noble Prize winners, it has one Pulitzer (poetry), and President Benjamin Harrison, who gave us the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act, was a graduate. Ryan then briefly worked for his 'family business'. 

Never having created a single job, or well (bottom line) never having accomplished anything . . .  at age 22, he went into politics. Hooking up with such Conservative Pols as Bill Bennett and Jack Kemp. he first was elected to Congress five short years later - and there he remains.

Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii and attended the elite Punahou School, before obtaining degrees from Harvard and Columbia. He then taught Law and became a 'community organizer'. Like Ryan, he became President, never having created a single job, or well (bottom line) never having accomplished anything.

In this morning's New York Times, page one, the lead article SAYS  "PAKISTAN'S CHIEF OF ARMY FIGHTS TO KEEP JOB." The gist of that piece is that Pro-American leader General Parvez Kayani is in danger of losing his job because othe military leaders and most of the Pakistani People hate Americans - especially over our killing of their hero Osama Bin Laden.Now we are faced with the possibility of confronting a nuclear-armed Pakistan militarily over our pursuit of Al Queda and Taliban terrorists into Western Pakistan. 

Whenever there is a natural disaster or crippling disease (polio, AIDS, smallpox, liberalism) Americans are there to help. No strings attached. So why do Muslims the world over, including here in the U.S., hate us so?  Mr. Ryan? Mr. Obama? It's simple. In order to consolidate its power after the discovery of oil, the Saudi Arabian ruling family (House of Saud)  made a pact with the small extremist Islam cult Wahhabists (http://www.sawyer2012.com/man-made-disasters.html), who hate all other forms of religion but their own. In turn, over the last forty years, to appease Wahhabism, now Saudi Arabia's ONLY tolerated religion, Saudi princes have provided funding for thousands of Wahhabist schools all over the world, including the United States.

Wahhabist schools do not teach the three r's. They teach only the Quran interpretating the meanings as opposing all other religions and inculcating their uneducated 'students' in the fine points of hating Americans. 40 years ago, even long after Israel came into existence, Muslims did not hate Americans - now they do. You can thank "our friends" the Saudis. 16 of the 20 9/11 hijackers were Saudis. Osama was a Saudi.

So why don't our leaders do something about this? 


I'm sure that Congressman Ryan and President Obama mean well, and that they are trying hard. But trying isn't good enough. We need leadership that can get it done. Maybe someone who didn't flunk drafting.

FEB 12, 2013: On Fox News, the same Bob Beckel whined today about noted Pediatric Surgeon, Ben Carson's remarks before a White House prayer breakfast, wherein Black Conservative Dr. Carson commented on the need for ALL Americans to pay their 'fair share." "Someone who makes a $ billion should pay $100 Million; someone who makes $10,000 should pay $1,000." While the President sternly looked on, mouth slightly agape, the Dr. added that someone who makes more than someone else shouldn't be demonized  for not paying more - his 'fair share.' 

Beckel whined that the prayer breakfast wasn't the proper venue to make such remarks. Of course Beckel knows that neither the establishment media nor President Obama are ever going to solicit Dr. Carson's opinions elsewhere, but that's the idea isn't it? African-Americans who don't follow the Socialist line are 'right-wingers,' not worthy of being heard.

Especially self-made African-Americans, like Dr, Carson, who was raised by his Grandmother and fought his way out of an impoverished Detroit childhood to become one of the foremost Surgeons on the planet. Of course as he is often want to remind us, President Obama was raised by his Grandmother also, in a pricey Honolulu Condominium, and sent to Panahou, the most exclusive private school in America (annual cost $45,000), and onto Harvard and Columbia. And we have heard all about it in countless media interviews and ghost written 'biographies.'

Self-made African-Americans are seldom heard from. When was the last time you saw "Pursuit of Happyness" (Will Smith) or "Gifted Hands - the Ben Carson Story" (Cuba Goodding, Jr.) on TV? 


JOIN THE MARINES

Then, like Bill Clinton, every time you screw up try telling this guy, "Well, 
aahhhh tried. At least ahhhh tried." Men and Women in the military do not 
accept defeat as an option. You do not whine to a D.I. NonCom, Officer, or 
especially your fellow soldiers that you will try, candy ass. You just get it 
done. That Presidents Clinton and Obama have no clue calls into question 
their ability to be Commander-in-chief.                                           


Hmmm I think Gunny Ermey's bootsize is about 10 1/2 ?


Now, where can we put it ?

UPDATE

JANUARY 1, 2010: Nothing in His Life Became Him like the Leaving It (Macbeth). Congratulations on the announcement of your retirement, Ellen Goodman.
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An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading a tired old mule.


The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat.

He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail.

As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, can you dance?"

The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No son, I don't dance... never really wanted to."

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well, you old fool, you're gonna dance now!" and started shooting at the old man's feet.

The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.

Everybody standing around was laughing.

When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.

The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun and cocked both hammers.

The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

The crowd stopped laughing immediately.

The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.

The silence was deafening.

The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin 12 gauge barrels.

The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said; "Son, have you ever kissed a mule's ass?"

The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir ... but ... but I've always wanted to."


There are a few lessons for all of us here:

* Don't be arrogant.

* Don't waste ammunition.

* Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.

* Always make sure you know who is in control.

* And finally, don't screw around with old folks; they didn't get old by being stupid.