Articles by Lloyd Billingsley

An October Surprise in the Waiting

t the Republican National Convention last month, Carl and Marsha Mueller told the nation how in 2013 their daughter Kayla was kidnapped by Islamic State terrorists, tortured, and repeatedly raped by the Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. During this 18-month ordeal, Kayla’s father explained, the government let them down, but “if Donald Trump had been […]

2010: An Election Fraudyssey

emocratic strategists of the Hawkfish firm, funded by Michael Bloomberg, are touting a scenario in which President Trump wins big on election night, but when all the ballots are counted, Trump is the loser and Joe Biden the winner. Such a production already played out with Kamala Harris, in her 2010 race for California attorney […]

The Big Set-Up

ADE IN. An iPhone rings in the San Francisco residence of ERICA, a salon owner. ERICA Hello? CUT to a rather frazzled NANCY PELOSI, speaker of the House of Representatives, in a state of nervous agitation. NANCY PELOSI I need a wash, tint, and blow-out right away.  ERICA I’m sorry, all hair salons in San […]

Canceling Olympic Cancel Culture

he Olympic Games, scheduled for July and August in Tokyo, were called off this year due to COVID-19 fears. With no games expected until sometime next year, the time-out provides a chance to restore a hard-fought American win. In the 1972 Munich Olympics, the United States fielded a basketball team of Mike Bantam, Jim Brewer, […]

WHO’s on First with Joe Biden

uilding back better means building back greener,” sounds like the latest bromide from the Democratic Party’s chief cellar-dweller Joe Biden. But the speaker is actually World Health Organization boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, back on August 21.  The coronavirus pandemic, Tedros said, “has given new impetus to the need to accelerate efforts to respond to climate […]

Art of the Iran Deal

his is really a grievous and potentially very harmful act by Secretary Pompeo. Secretaries of state and defense have traditionally stayed above partisan politics because they represent America to the world. It is truly breaking a norm to have the secretary of state do this.” And it was “wholly inappropriate to use Jerusalem as a […]

TheoJoelian

n the final night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, host Julia Louis-Dreyfus found a need to remind viewers that “Joe Biden knows how to read, and he reads everything.” By way of proof, an undated clip showed the former U.S. senator from Delaware citing philosopher Søren Kierkegaard that “faith sees best in the dark.” […]

Triumph of Poontronage

o, I did not hear from her, but I’m very pleased that she did accept the offer from Joe Biden to be his running mate.” That was former San Francisco mayor and California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, in one of the few reports that sought his take on Kamala Harris being named Joe Biden’s running […]

Boston Blowup

arely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,” said President Trump in a recent tweet. “So many lives lost and ruined.” And yet, “the appellate court tossed out the death sentence,” and “it is ridiculous that this process is taking so long!” Hard to deny that the president has […]

Defund the Word Police!

n the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Americans may recall, looters had a field day. In 2020, with anarchy and arson on the march, the Los Angeles Times has banned the term looting. “Looting is a crime that occurs only during a state of emergency,” the paper’s style guide explains. “Do not use it as […]

The Skin Game

FL’s Washington Redskins to change name following years of backlash,” runs the headline on a July 13 “ABC News” story. The team, owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, has not announced the new name and logo, but some ideas have been overlooked. One can understand Native American objections to “Redskins” but those who want to […]

Calling out the Head Cheerleader for Cop Killers

uring the George Floyd riots, Weber State University criminal justice professor Scott Senjo posted tweets that displeased the school’s bosses. Senjo apologized, resigned, then rescinded his resignation. Weber State then placed him on leave and now announces that Senjo is “no longer employed at the school.” North of the border, University of British Columbia board […]

The Time Has Come to ARM

ast week in St. Louis, an angry mob trespassed on the property of Mark and Patricia McCloskey and threatened harm to the couple. “I was a person scared for my life who was protecting my wife, my home, my hearth, my livelihood,” McCloskey told reporters, describing his state of mind as he brandished an AR-15 […]

Compared to What?

he late Gene McDaniels came up as a jazz singer but in 1961 he scored pop hits with “A Hundred Pounds of Clay” and “Tower of Strength,” co-written by Burt Bacharach. McDaniels went on to write “Compared to What,” performed in fine style at the 1969 Montreaux jazz festival by Les McCann on piano and […]

John Roberts and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamer Robe

he U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ruling that the Trump Administration failed to comply with federal regulation procedures.  In an opinion for the 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts explained, “we address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation […]

Obama Left African Americans No Choice

ack in 2009, when golf great Tiger Woods crashed his Escalade, comedian Wanda Sykes wondered if the black part of him bought the Cadillac and the Asian part of him crashed it. That hilarious routine did not prompt calls for Sykes’ “cancellation” but it also did not invite any parallel speculation about actions of the […]