Joan Swirsky

Joan Swirsky is an award winning author and journalist. Her work can be found at

Most Recent Articles by Joan Swirsky:

Something Terrible Has Happened To Michael

May 25, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

imageImagine that you’ve learned in your local newspaper and on TV that a serial murderer is stalking and killing people in your community. Anxious and concerned for the safety of your family, you buy a gun.

Then your worst nightmare happens. Lying in bed and drifting off to sleep, you hear a loud sound downstairs – the unmistakable explosion of your front door being battered down and the menacing footsteps of an intruder climbing the stairs to your bedroom. You cock your already-loaded gun, and when the thug lunges at you, you shoot.

Obama’s Jewish Problem

May 18, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

imageIn times past, coalminers working in the depths of the earth took along caged canaries. As long as the canaries warbled, the miners knew they were safe from the methane and carbon monoxide that would kill them in minutes. But when the tiny songbirds stopped singing, the miners knew to run for their lives.

The President Who Hates His Country

May 3, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

The President Who Hates His CountryIn the last century, the impassioned words and actions of patriots like Winston Churchill – along with America’s heroic help and sacrifice – saved Europe. The eloquence and actions of “I’ve been to the mountaintop” Martin Luther King Jr. brought America to an unprecedented level of social justice.

Obama Didn’t Know Nuthin’ Of The Tea Parties – But The Rest Of The World Did!

Apr 21, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

imageAn amazing thing happened on Wednesday, April 15th, Tax Day, when nearly a million people took hours off from their workdays – many sacrificing pay cuts and even the threat of being fired – to attend thousands of Tea Parties across America. What motivated this huge number of Republicans, Conservatives, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, and even apolitical people to come out in mid-week with placards aplenty and passion unprecedented? It was to tell President Obama that they rejected and resented just about everything he and his radical-left Congress have foisted on our nation during his 90-plus days in office. These include:

Obama’s Incurable Nausea

Apr 12, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

imageIn the panoply of human ailments, few compare to chronic nausea, the overwhelmingly sickening feeling that you’re going to throw up at any minute. So revolting is this gagging-in-the-throat feeling that anything associated with it – a hamburger, a chicken dish, or even yogurt that made you sick – is enough for anyone to forswear this-or-that food forever. Memories of the hot sweats, the bile in the esophagus, the retching into the toilet, and then the clean-up are etched into one’s consciousness forever. Added to the horror is the impossibility of staving off the inevitable outcome. Deep breaths, a cold washcloth on the forehead, even anti-nausea medication don’t help. There is something bad going on inside – something toxic –and it’s got to come out…it’s got to be thrown up.

Obama’s Poison Ivy

Mar 24, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

After only two months of the Obama presidency, Americans are horrified, angry, depressed, and on the verge of full-scale revolt against the president and his toadying Socialist acolytes for doing their best to destroy our once-vibrant economy, inflict decades of debt on our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and usher in what historians will surely record as The Age of The Hubristic and Incompetent Presidency.

Bristol Bashing Reflects The Left’s Ongoing Fear of Her Mother

Mar 15, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

The Left’s tolerance knows no bounds.  Practiced in the art of understanding and forgiving human foibles, and averse to the “judgment” they find so intolerable in those who think there are actually values such as right and wrong, good and bad, virtue and evil, liberals demonstrate every day how morally evolved they are. No matter how egregious or even illegal the behavior, they say it’s either a “private matter” or “irrelevant.”  For instance:

Obama’s Revenge

Feb 15, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

Once upon a time, a white teenager from Kansas got pregnant by her black Kenyan boyfriend, Barack Obama Sr., or was it her husband? Whatever. (I say whatever because we’ve never seen either marriage or divorce certificates). Some say the couple was in Kenya visiting relatives when the birth of their son, Barack Obama Jr., occurred. No matter. (I say no matter because we’ve never seen an authentic birth certificate). By the time the baby was two years old his father abandoned him for his other wife and child in Kenya.

It’s The Jews, Stupid

Jan 22, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

For many decades after World War II, Eastern Europe was completely Judenrein, a Nazi term meaning free of – actually rid of – Jews. Small wonder, given that the region’s concentration camps and crematoria – Chelmno, Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Dachau, Majdanek, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald, Flossenburg, Mauthausen, Ravensbruck, et al.– had incinerated millions of Jews in the Nazi’s reign of terror. But even in the utter absence of Jews, anti-Semitism flourished!

Thank You, President Bush

Jan 8, 2009 — Joan Swirsky

As I type this article, I think of the figurative-millions of both mundane and serious things I’ve done over the past seven-and-a-half years with absolute confidence in America’s safety. That confidence was inspired by the steadfast leadership and unblinking courage of President George W. Bush, as he faced our country’s most deadly enemies and succeeded in preventing another ghastly attack on American soil after September 11th.

Obama’s Contempt for the U.S. Constitution

Nov 1, 2008 — Joan Swirsky

On February 10, 2007, Senator Barack Obama stood outside the Old State Capitol building in Illinois and announced his intention to run for the presidency.

“I recognize there is a certain presumptuousness, a certain audacity, to this announcement,” Obama said. “I know I haven’t spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I’ve been there long enough to know that the ways of Washington must change.”

My Mother’s Birth Certificate – And Obama’s

Oct 22, 2008 — Joan Swirsky

Four years ago, when I had just about completed the lengthy legal and financial vetting process required by the U.S. government to place my then-92-year-old-mother in a nursing home, I was asked to produce her birth certificate as “proof” of her citizenship. While she was born in America, had voted in every election for untold decades, and paid her taxes religiously, that wasn’t good enough to qualify my elderly mother –deaf, legally blind, and confined to a wheelchair – to be admitted to the facility I had chosen for her near my home.

Feminists Love Abortion-on-Demand, Hate Sarah Palin

Sep 28, 2008 — Joan Swirsky

Why are the retro-feminists in the leftwing media, the National Organization of Women, and the abortion lobby, among other hysterics, militating so violently against Sarah Palin? It’s because they value abortion-on-demand over every other subject on earth.

In Palin-Gibson Throwdown, Gov Gets A, Media F

Sep 15, 2008 — Joan Swirsky

Charlie Gibson’s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin should be put in a time capsule and saved for future generations to understand why Democrats – in veering far-left during the first eight years of the 21st century – became the extinct dinosaurs of American politics by once again losing their bid for the presidency.

The Obama Voter – Not This Jew

Aug 7, 2008 — Joan Swirsky

For the most part, American Jews are politically liberal. For decades they have supported leftwing politicians who are antagonists if not outright enemies of Israel.