John Ransom

Let’s never forget: Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that does the same. It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: no bailouts, no handouts, and no cop-outs. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody. Except for me. - Paraphrase from president Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

Prepare ye the way for Obama's next State of the Onion speech. By pulling out a TV guide.

Radio host Mark Levin has called on the GOP to boycott the State of the Onion address as a protest against those who "will not use U.S. Constitution to defend this nation, since they will not use the Constitution to confront a lawless president."

I think everyone ought to boycott it.

Judging by previous State of the Onion addresses, I’m recommending that this year, on January 28th, viewers switch over to other shows that might offer a bit more drama and a bit more artistry.

And a lot fewer laugh lines. Oh, and honesty too.

Quality substitutes might be shows like the Vegan Cooking Show, or My Grandmother's Ravioli, or Bad Girls All Star Battle on Oxygen, or Anything Goes With Rick & Shawn on QVC, which bills itself as “Behind the scenes at QVC with hosts Rick Domeier and Shawn Killinger, who also feature interactive segments and (of course) offer products.”

Wow. Products.

Imagine people offering products for money in search of profits…on T.V.

Next thing you know, job creation will break out.

That would actually be a big improvement on the president’s usual tone-deaf recitation of “It’s-Not-My-Fault” and “Yes-We-Can-Raise-Taxes” and “No-We-Can’t-Create-Jobs” litany in his State of the Onion.

John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance, host of Ransom Notes Radio and you can catch more of the best money advice and monetary commentary by him daily 10am PT, 1pm ET at or on Comcast Cable