Don Surber

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

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Waiting for VA deaths now exceed combat deaths in World War II

Hey Republicans, the Democrats are killing war a heroes and you are doing absolutely nothing to stop them.

For shame.

The VA's inspector general reported that 307,000 veterans died while waiting for the VA bureaucracy to get off its collective fat lazy ass and help them.

In World War II, American combat deaths totaled 291,557 (other GI deaths brought the total to 405,399).

The VA is deadlier than Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini -- combined.

Write off Hispanic vote like Democrats did white voters?

Democratic President Lyndon Johnson wrote off the white votes for his party in the 1960s as he found a way to get minority votes: Civil rights and socialism -- er, the Great Society. He won the white vote in 1964, which was the last time Democrats.

Liberal Republicans in Washington say they don't want to lose the Hispanic vote but have done nothing to court it. In fact, after allowing President Obama to reverse 60 years of Cuban policy, Republicans wrote off the Cuban-American vote.

But a new poll shows Republicans can win by not pandering to Hispanics or any other group.

Get a free autographed copy of "Exceptional Americans 2: The Capitalists"

Maybe I am influenced by the inclusion in the volume of a profile of Madman Muntz, the legendary wild used car salesman in California, but I am giving away free autographed copies of  "Exceptional Americans 2: The Capitalists." I will even pay for shipping. That's free times free.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should resign

Democrat Kim Davis, clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, does not want to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Fine. Let her resign, because that is her job, the issuance of marriage licenses. She should either follow the law or her religious convictions.

The boy the earth spoke to

George Hearst's father was part of Dan'l Boone's party that swept into Franklin County, Missouri, to settle there in 1806, three years after the Louisiana Purchase. Forty years later, the frontiersman died owing $10,000, an enormous sum in the 19th century. But Hearst, 26, was industrious and within two years had paid off the debts, with enough money left over to take care of his mother and his sister.

At 28, Hearst set off to a frontier of his own: California, where he prospected for gold. Unlike his father, when he died, Hearst left his son a fortune that is listed by Forbes as the 53rd largest estate in American history when adjusted for inflation.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Tweet of the day

We spend $132 billion a year more on poverty than we do defense

America spends as much on education (more than $12,000 per child times more than 50 million students) as it does the military, $610 billion a year and falling. That includes local and state spending on schools -- and excludes higher education.

Its spending on welfare programs for the cash poor now tops $742 billion, according to the General Accounting Office. The total does not counting local and state aid, which easily pushes the total beyond the trillion-dollar mark.

Coasties want us to throw money at icebreakers

The U.S. Naval Institute reported: "Coast Guard Analysis Says U.S. Needs 3 Heavy and 3 Medium Icebreakers, Path to Ships Unclear."

Why are we buying icebreakers? Al Gore assured us the Arctic ill be ice free by 2013. This was based on science, not propaganda.

Thank you, Facebook

I spent a goodly portion of my birthday on Facebook, shocked and awed by all the attention I received. It was my birthday and the rollout of my second volume in the "Exceptional Americans" series and several hundred people wished me a happy birthday.