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Map - Iraq - 2014Remember Fallujah:
Remember Fallujah? In 2004, American Marines fought the bloodiest battle in the Iraq War to take the city from Islamic terrorists. Today, the terrorists are back in control of Fallujah and have been since January (2014). At least the Iraqis held it for a couple of years after the American withdrawal.

Remember Mosul:
Now, the terrorists have also taken the city of Mosul; the second largest city in the nation. If you think it was a hard fought battle, it wasn’t. The American trained Iraqis simply abandoned their posts… ohhh, and they left their weapons and ammunition behind for the terrorists to take possession of. Nice touch.

But that’s OK, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has a plan. He called on Iraqi citizens to take up arms against the terrorists to retake the city. Do you get the idea this guy is either a complete idiot or that he has a suitcase full of U.S. greenbacks ready to board a helicopter at a moment’s notice (kinda like Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan)?

Death Spiral:
Democrats - SurrenderPlain and simple, Iraq is in a death spiral. While this was predictable it wasn’t necessary. Bush had pretty well won that war (whether it was just or legal or whatever) and had begun the process of taking care of the next (Afghanistan)? And then… Obama happened. Obama, to appease his liberal base snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq. He found an excuse and simply pulled out; knowing the consequences which are now coming to fruition. He is in the process of doing the same in Afghanistan.

“We defeated ourselves twice in Iraq. For his part, Obama gave away the security and power that came from Bush’s victorious surge of military forces in 2007. Obama intentionally failed to reach an agreement to keep some forces in Iraq and felt he was above dealing with Iraq’s leaders as Bush had… No one is saying our troops should be fighting today in Mosul or Fallujah, but if we hadn’t withdrawn precipitously, we could be bucking up Iraqi troops and deterring Maliki’s sectarianism and toadying to Iran. Instead, Obama chucked what was achieved at high cost to please his liberal base. This will come back to bite us.” — Christian Whiton, (former George W. Bush administration State Department senior advisor)

Doubling Down:
People - Clinton, Hillary - At This PointMeanwhile the leftist are ready to double down on surrender. While Obama is readying to empty out Guantanamo Bay (no matter the costs); Hillary is officially apologizing for her vote in support of the war in 2008 (in preparation for 2016).

“I thought I had acted in good faith and made the best decision I could with the information I had. And I wasn’t alone in getting it wrong. But I still got it wrong.” — Hillary Clinton (in her book Hard Choices)

So, let me get this straight. In all of her career, with four dead American in Benghazi and the massive cover-up afterwards, Hillary’s one regret was her vote to support the war in Iraq. [Eyes rolling.] This could easily be our next commander in chief, though granted it’s hard to imagine anything worse than the current office holder.

If it’s any consolation to Hillary, we on the right (and most on the left) knew the vote was strictly political and that in her heart of hearts she was in the Obama camp all along. It’s kind of like Obama “evolving” and coming to terms on the issue gay marriage. There was no evolution to be made. Obama was always there; even when he was lying about it for political reasons. (Appearances vs. Substance)

Fast and Furious:
United States - Beaten DownI predict that the term “Fast and Furious” will soon replace a specific Obama debacle and begin to reference the pace at which we are subjected to Obama debacles. We seem to be averaging well into one a week at this point.

Elections have consequences. Election of progressives have dire consequences… It’s hard to believe such a level of incompetence could be achieved so quickly by one man.

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Main Stream Media - Bias - Bet Your Sweet AssSuspending Disbelief:
State Department spokesman Jen Psaki was actually mocked by the press on Thursday (5/29/14) after saying “[President Obama] doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world.”

Some would say this (laughter at that statement) is proof that the main stream media isn’t biased after all. They, of course, would still be wrong. There is, after all, a difference between being biased and being blind. What this really shows is frustration on the part of the press in doing their jobs… which is selling the liberal narrative that all is well thanks to Obama. When things are as bad as they are in foreign policy (and just about everything else) the people can only be led to suspend disbelief so much or for so long.

This also falls right in with the departure of Press Secretary Jay Carney. Imagine having the job of pushing this crap day in and day out. One has to ask “Do they put your soul in a jar for safe keeping while you do that job? Do you ever feel clean again?” Sure all press secretaries have to shovel crap to some extent. And chalk it up to partisanship; but I say the degree and volume dished out by the Obama Administration is well above and beyond what we’ve seen in the past (from any administration). There is little equivalency here; and of course the Republican Administrations have the excuse of actually being challenged by the press.

Examples:
Political Cartoon - 2014 05 00 - Benghazi EmailsFor Example: The Administration releases emails from the White House that specifically instructed Susan Rice to lie on the Sunday talk shows concerning Benghazi. This only happened after a judge ordered the release of all emails involving Benghazi because of a “Freedom of Information Act” ruling. Jay’s spin? Oh… THAT email wasn’t about Benghazi… (all said with a straight face). To which a reporters ask “Then why did you release it as part of a court order to release Benghazi related emails?” To which Jay acts befuddled and repeats “That email wasn’t about Benghazi…” It’s the art of repeatedly pissing on someone and telling them it’s raining with a straight face. Normally the media doesn’t mind this from a leftist administration… but the public is increasingly noticing that they’re all wet (and stinky)… and that’s a problem when credibility has some effect on the bottom line.

OK One More: Any release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay requires 30 days’ notice to Congress. It’s the Law. It’s the law passed by a Democratic controlled Senate and singed by Obama himself. Obama actually complied with the law in the past concerning some of the same prisoners but abandoned the idea when he got pushback (from Democrats, Republicans, and the military). Setting aside the wisdom or logic of the decisions, with the swap for Bowe Bergdahl, Obama decided not to follow the law?

Why? Was it A) Because time was of the essence (Bergdahl was sick) B) Because they has re-interpreted the law and decided it didn’t apply here OR C) They decided they couldn’t trust Congress with the information? If you answered D) All of the above you are correct. Various statements from various people at the White House have given all three as the reason for ignoring the law. It’s like these pople just throw crap against the wall to see what will stick.

People - Obama, Barack - Mickey Mouse Ears

    This is but the latest debacle to demonstrate the overwhelming characteristics of President Barack Obama and by extension his administration:

  1. No respect for the rule of law. The rules and the law just don’t apply to this President.
  2. The propensity to lie all the time. These people would rather climb a tree to shout a lie when standing on solid ground and telling the truth would suit them better.
  3. No adult supervision. This administration can’t even coordinate its message/lies; which points back to amateurishness, incompetence, and a lack of engagement.

Again & Again & Again…
Meanwhile, this process of stating absurdity as fact (with a straight face) is repeated again… and again… and again… on every issue and scandal imaginable from the Obama Administration; Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Political Targeting, Foreign Policy, The Economy, The Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap…

It is well past time for the Obama Administration be called out on the absurdities they spout as answers to legitimate questions (no matter the source of the questions). Unfortunately, with the state of journalism today; it may be up to History to do that.

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Main Stream Media - Bias - Bet Your Sweet AssSo I did something over the weekend (2/1/14) I don’t normally do. I watched some of the MSM (Main Stream Media) news broadcasts and morning shows; specifically ABC and NBC. Unfortunately it’s something I do from time to time to gauge how much further into the cesspool our society has slipped. As expected the experience was a painful ordeal of rapid fire, unapologetic, unrelenting…. BIAS and HYPOCRISY.

Of course the topic that dominated the broadcasts was the Chris Christie bridge closing fiasco. The anchors, guests, and pretty well everyone appearing on these programs where gleeful of the troubles now faced by Chris Christie. The big story was new allegations from some lackey that Christie knew early on about the bridge closing. From what I gathered, this guy says there is proof… to which I say… why not produce it instead of just telling us about it?

People - Christie, Chris - Blocking TrafficDon’t get me wrong. The Christie Bridge Closing thing is news. It deserves attention and vetting. And if Christie knew or sanctioned any of that kind of crap his career should be over (even if he is the product of the likes of New Jersey). Anyone who committed crimes should go to jail. And the media should be a watchdog that ensures crap like this is exposed and those responsible are held accountable. At the same time, it should exonerate those who are victims of criminals and idiots as Christie claims to be.

That is not what is happening here. Instead we have a MSM witch hunt where the facts or news is immaterial. There is one goal here and it’s not to inform… it’s to get Christie. This is the exact opposite of what is happening concerning leftist candidates… and more specifically Barack Obama. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS, etc… all deserve the same (actually more) attention. But where was that attention? Where is it today? There is one goal here and it’s not to inform… it’s to cover Obama’s ass.

I remember one leftist (on NBC) say that Christie’s claim of not knowing wasn’t sufficient; that if he didn’t know he should have and therefore should resign either way. You have got to be kidding me! On what planet has this moron lived for the past six years? That has been Obama’s excuse on scandal after scandal from day one! Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Political Targeting, Obamacare Debacle… you name it Obama just wasn’t in the loop. And people freakin’ died because of the claimed uninformed incompetence, people’s civil rights were violated… we’re not just talking being late for work here!

Meanwhile this lack of journalism and accountability allows Barack Obama to claim the absurd.

Obama claims… “These kinds of things (scandals) keep on surfacing, in part, because you and your TV station will promote them.” The problem isn’t that Fox News or Bill O’Reilly actually report on these scandals… but that they are the only ones. The MSM does more than just ignore them… they spoon feed their audience with the leftist spin as fact.

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And Obama claims… “There was some boneheaded decisions out of a local (IRS) office. [There was] not even a smidgen of corruption.” Bullshit! We know the decisions went all the way to Washington. Concept - BlindersThe local offices were taking their orders from way up the chain of command; thus the likes of Lois Lerner taking the 5th then retiring with full pay and benefits. There was definitely corruption there; but it was never looked into and never will be. The MSM is covering the collective asses of Obama, the leftist bureaucrats, and their allies.

Chris Christie deserves scrutiny. Republicans deserve scrutiny. I don’t even mind the higher standard conservatives are held to. If you’re playing footsy and who knows what in public restrooms or using government agencies to punish your opponents, I want you dumb and/or corrupt GOP ass out of there. But what is good for the Goose (Republican) is good for the Gander (Democrat).

Watchdog - BlindfoldYet today, there is very little scrutiny of the left by the MSM. It’s shameful and a betrayal of the public trust. And more it is a betrayal of the first amendment that our founding fathers envisioned as a check on government. And the sad (and scary) part of all this is that the MSM willingly and intentionally tossed its integrity, reputation, and public trust in the trash like so much unwanted garbage.

(Side Note: I will again remind my readers that I am no fan of Christie. In fact I have every intention of abandoning the Republican Party in the 2016 elections when they once again nominate a moderate (like Christie).)

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People - Obama, Barack - Mickey Mouse EarsWe as a nation continue to pay the price of electing (twice) a progressive, ideological, incompetent boob as our Commander in Chief. President Obama is increasingly proving himself to be one of the worst Presidents in U.S. History. At this point… I’d say even worse than Jimmy Carter.

The latest price is a resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq; which has recently (Jan.2014) taken control of the cities Fallujah and Ramadi. If these cities sound even remotely familiar… taking them accounted for one third of the deaths in the Iraq war. Ramadi was the key objective in the final “surge strategy” that put Iraq on the right path.

And what did we get for all those lives and spilt blood? In the long run… (it seems) nothing. Not because the marines (and other fighting men and women) didn’t do a good enough job; but because in 2008 we elected a “Commander in Chief” who placed politics over everything, even our long term national security.

Yes, President Obama was against the Iraq war. I don’t agree with his assessments, but I can understand and even respect that position. But the war had been won when he took office. All that was needed was for someone to continue the effort to secure the gains made in Iraq; to help it continue on the path to democracy and peace or at least American interests.

Instead, Obama and his progressive coalition just walked away. They claim that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and his government were being unreasonable in demanding that troops that remained in Iraq would be placed under Iraq jurisdiction for any disputes etc. They claim that this was unacceptable and in that point they are right. But Obama simply used this as an excuse to quit Iraq; making no effort to negotiate. They didn’t want to be there and that was the excuse they used.

It was a political decision, which Hillary Clinton shared… as is now being confirmed by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. And when the U.S. walked away, guess who filled the void… Iran. Now, Iraq is headed back in the Islamic nut-ball camp and we have only ourselves (and by ourselves, I mean the Obama administration) to blame.

And… we (meaning Obama) are in the process of repeating that process in Afghanistan…

When Obama stated on the campaign trail the equivalent of “Afghanistan is the good war, Iraq the bad war”; he lied. In his mind neither was a good war and he wanted out, out, out of both of them. I don’t agree with his assessment… but if he really believed that he should have pulled the troops our immediately and completely. But again, his decisions are all political and the lives lost and blood shed are the cost to cover his political ass. He can rationalize it as Bush’s fault.

2012 - Benghazi BurnsIn the 2012 election cycle Obama said “Now, four years ago, I made a few commitments to you. I told you I’d end the war in Iraq, and I did. I said I’d end the war in Afghanistan, and we are. I said we’d refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11 — and today, al Qaeda is on its heels and Osama bin Laden is no more.” Another lie wrapped in rhetoric. There was no “refocus” on anybody. Obama isn’t interested in the “war on terror”. He hardly even acknowledges its existence. And al Qaeda is (as we now see more and more clearly) not “on its heels”. Benghazi was clear evidence of that; but was adequately spun by Obama and his minions in the media. Get ready for similar efforts concerning Iraq (on behalf of the 2014/2016 election cycle).

If Obama had his way (though he can never admit this) he’d fling open the doors of Guantanamo, pull all troops out of Afghanistan (and other places in the Middle East) and let Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and other allies fend for themselves. He hates that these distractions have prevented him from focusing on his true passion; which is fundamentally transforming the U.S. into a European styled Socialist Republic.

This is what happens when America elects a commander in chief who is more interested in the politics of withdrawal than the national interest of winning. We elect men to the highest office in the nation to see and act on what is good for America’s national security despite the political price or expediency. This requires honor, integrity, and competence. President Obama is none of these things.

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So here we go into the year 2014. So I thought I’d do a New Year’s posting… first looking back at 2013 and then looking forward to 2014.

I really consider myself a pessimist when it comes to human affairs; so I’ll reiterate that we are doomed. As a whole (humanity) and as a nation (the U.S.), we continue ploughing forward in the wrong direction and I see no signs of slowing, much less tuning around. We count right as wrong and wrong as right and proudly boast our iniquities as rights and then are surprised at what we reap.

Some still try to stop the rising tide; and I guess I’ll continue to do the same; but after decades with little or nothing to show for it… I’m just sick and tired of the whole mess.

At best… personally… I’ll continue to try and carve out a bit of sanity within little niches of friends, family and community; then fortify these against the constant onslaught from bureaucrats and dunce filled confederacies.

My attitude right now can be summed up with a quote from Atlas Shrugged… “Why ask useless questions? How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky? Who is John Galt?”

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Looking back at 2013:

George Zimmerman Trial:
The Positive: Sure it’s good that Zimmerman was acquitted.
The Negative: The sad and scary part is that he was ever tried in the first place. The prosecution got it right the first time by not arresting or charging the man in a clear-cut case of self-defense. Only after race-pimps did their thing was the man prosecuted.
The Media: The media handling of the case was also abysmal. They immediately sided with the race pimps. They also depicted Martin as much younger and more innocent.

Paula Dean Using the N Word:
The Positive: None.
The Negative: Paul Dean supposedly went through her witch hunt because she said the N Word something like 20 years ago. This again shows the poor state of race relations and the dominance of political correctness in our society.

The Boston Marathon Terrorist Bombing:
The Positive: Kudos go to the authorities who quickly found, killed and captured the two terrorist responsible.
The Negative: The two nuts and their families never should have been allowed in the country in the first place. The process that allowed them in was (and still is) severely flawed. We supposedly have an NSA going nuts with intelligence gathering, but it somehow missed these guys who gave us all the signs of being terrorists.
The Media: The media handling of this story was, as usual, horrible. The cover of Rolling Stone was particularly atrocious… but… not surprising.

The New Pope:
The Positive: Pope Francis seems more humble than Pope’s past and in this regard he walks the walk.
The Negative: I still haven’t figured this guy out, but my suspicions are not on the bright side. I get the feeling this Pope is a numbers man. He wants more bodies in the pews and has decided capitulation of the word is a small price to pay for that. Actually the price could be very high… for him and his church.

North Korea:
The Positive: There isn’t any
The Negative: New dictator Kim Jong Un (aka Little Chubby) has wasted no time in solidifying power and ramping up North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. As a bonus he has made the Commander in Chief of the United States look like a pansy (like that was a hard thing to do). This guy will be trouble for years to come.

The Birth of the Royal Baby:
The Positive: Yawn…
The Negative: Yawn… A whole 24 hour news cycle shot to hell. No telling what Obama got away with during that period.

Obamacare:
The Positive: Maybe, just maybe this will help Americans see the true price of progressive policy.
The Negative: Obamacare was a debacle wrapped in a debacle inside a debacle. Based on the competence of the instigators it’s no surprise. The results? Net? Millions have lost their insurance and millions more have seen premiums double and triple. The system was broke, now it’s more broke, and nobody is even remotely discussing the real solution which is to scrap the insurance model as the means to healthcare.

Ammunition Shortage:
The Positive: There isn’t any
The Negative: If you’re not a hunter or gun sportsman you probably have no clue that there is a severe shortage of ammunition in the United states. There are several calibers you just can’t buy. There is much speculation as to the cause. If the federal government isn’t involved in some negative way, I would be surprised.

Snowden:
The Positive: Snowden is freezing his ass off in Russia.
The Negative: There is no telling the damage done to the U.S. by Snowden’s leaks. I might have had sympathy for Snowden and his “stated” cause (I think his stated cause is a lie); but he took his product (stolen secrets) to our enemies. Had he instead taken this information to his Congressman or even to the (gulp) “free” press or somehow made sure our enemies didn’t get this information I would have called him a whistle blower and maybe even a hero. As it is… he’s a dirt bag and traitor and should be treated as such.

The NSA:
The Positive: Don’t know of any.
The Negative: The NSA as it is now is just a symptom of the real problem… BIG GOVERNMENT. This could be said about a dozen or so other government agencies and departments that ALL should be severely cut, brought down to size, and put on a short leash. But we’re well past that aren’t we.

Middle East:
The Positive: Hmmmm… Hmmmm… Nope can’t think of any.
The Negative: Obama has basically negotiated away our victory in Iraq and is in the process of a surrendered withdrawal from Afghanistan. Meanwhile he allows our ambassador and three others to be assassinated in Benghazi and tries to cover it up as a spontaneous protest over an internet video. His ass was just handed to him by Putin and the Syrians. He has basically thrown Israel, Saudi Arabia, and just about any other ally we have over there under the bus. Iran develops nuclear weapons unabated. It’s hard to imagine this inept buffoon handling this barbaric region of the globe any worse.

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Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Other Brain Dead Celebs:
The Positive: Their 15 minutes will expire.
The Negative: There are 10 more waiting to take their place. We will always have these useful idiots clawing to extend their 15 minutes of fame, doing stupid ass stuff to make the headlines (any headlines). They are a pox on society; but an embraced pox.

The Stock Market:
The Positive: It’s hit record highs.
The Negative: It’s all sitting atop a bubble called quantitative easing; which is the federal government printing money out the wazoo and using it to buy up all “safe” investments forcing money into the market. This is basically making our savings worth a lot less and hurts the elderly on a fixed income. All this so money is cheap (meaning interest rates) and Obama can afford to borrow on behalf of Uncle Sam. Every time the feds even mention that they might ease up on this policy the market begins a free fall; to which the feds quickly release a message of “just kidding”. This bubble will be deflated in the long run; either slowly or eventually imploding on its own. So far there is virtually no political will to do it the right way. The fact that’s it has even reached this point is another indictment of Obama ineptitude.

Phil Robertson Controversy:
Phil Robertson (of Duck Dynasty) basically extolled on his Christian beliefs that homosexuality is a sin. For that, he whipped up a &$#@-storm of controversy.
The Positive: The leftist gay organizations (GLADD) got their asses handed to them; and it’s been a long time coming. GLADD is an evil and fascist organization bent on using the jack boots of political correctness to extinguish any opposition to their agenda. It’s good to see these guys finally get what they deserve. Meanwhile companies like A&E and Cracker Barrel got the message loud and clear also. These companies ended up making the right decisions though for the wrong reasons.
The Negative: It’s just further evidence that this nation is lost.

Looking Ahead at 2014:


2014 is looking to be the same crap as 2013 socially. The fundamental transformation of this nation is well underway and has been even before Obama took over.

2014 is looking to be the same crap as 2013 financially. There is no way the Feds are going to ease quantitative easing. Obama needs cheap money for the system to even have a chance at working. This will mean expanding the bubble currently supporting the stock market. The only question is does the bubble have room for expansion or will it burst? We’ll find out.

2014 is looking to be the same crap as 2013 politically. We still have the most inept President is recent history if not centuries. He’s still got two years. At best he’s an early lame duck; at worst… (I shudder to think).

The only fly in the political ointment of 2014 is that it is an election year; which means there is hope that we can slow our dead run to hell down to a trot again. Whooopeee… that prospect just doesn’t excite me as much as it used to. I expect… stalemate… The Republicans holding on to the House and picking up a few seats in the Senate (but not control).

2014 is not something to be looked forward to and hoped for. It is something to be attacked and brought under submission is at all possible… or die trying.

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People - Obama, Barack - Throw Like a GirlPerception is Reality:
Let me start out by saying that when Obama ordered the closing of scores of embassies and consulates in the Middle East (08/04/2013), he made the right decision. Keeping our people safe is the right thing to do, especially when we find ourselves in our current predicament.

That said… It’s finding ourselves in our current predicament and why we are here that’s the problem.

When Osama Bin Laden attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, he expected the United States to lob a few missiles from a warship in response. He saw the United States as weak and lacking in resolve. Why? Well, in his own words in December of 1998 (Osama bin Laden: American Soldiers Are Paper Tigers)…

“We have seen in the last decade the decline of the American government and the weakness of the American soldier. He is ready to wage cold wars but unprepared to fight hot wars. This was proven in Beirut when the Marines fled after two explosions, showing they can run in less than twenty-four hours. This was then repeated in Somalia. We are ready for all occasions, we rely on God…”

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“After leaving Afghanistan they headed for Somalia and prepared for a long battle, thinking that the Americans were like the Russians. They were surprised when the Americans entered with 300,000 troops… The youth were surprised at the low morale of the American soldiers and realized more than before that the America soldiers are paper tigers. After a few blows, the Americans ran away in defeat.”

“After a few blows, they forgot about being the world leader and the leader of the new world order. They left, dragging their corpses and their shameful defeat, and stopped using such titles. They learned in America that this name [i.e., God] is larger than them.”

Why would he think that? Well… back in August of 1998 Muslim terrorists (al Qaeda) attacked American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people (12 Americans) and injuring 5,000.

Our response by then President Bill Clinton? Operation Infinite Reach! (Insert dramatic crescendo here) Which translates to… we lobbed about 75 cruise missiles at a few targets (mostly camps) in Afghanistan AND we lobbed a few more at a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan. Problem solved!

It was after this that Osama Bin Laden became a wanted man. U.S. Intelligence either couldn’t find him or didn’t consider him a high priority. I guess it was a higher priority for John Miller of ABC News who found him in the mountains of southern Afghanistan in order to do an interview that yielded the quotes above.

Of course there was also the attack on the U.S.S. Cole a couple of years later and our response… about the same.

2011 09 11 - Twin TowersThe Consequences:
This attitude eventually lead to 246 dead on four airliners, 125 dead at the Pentagon, 2,606 dead at the World Trade Center; at the cost of 19 Muslim hijackers.

My point in remembering all these events is this. It was our weakness, actual and perceived, that led to 911. Osama bin Laden got more than he bargained for in Bush and the United States. I guess he didn’t study history very well or thought it no longer applied. He woke the sleeping giant and that giant opened up a can of whoop-ass on him.

But now, through great effort from the left, and complacency on the right; that giant has returned to square one. We are sleepy, complacent, and in the eyes of our enemies wimpy and weak.

President Barack Obama cited Guantanamo, our bad reputation with Muslims, and Bush’s cowboy diplomacy with being a big al Qaeda recruiting tool. And maybe he had a point. He made dam sure that would no longer be the case (except for Guantanamo in which case the Republicans stopped him). But now we’re faced with an even bigger recruiting tool for terrorist. Being seen as a pussy again. But why would they come to think of us that way again? Because it’s practically the only message we’re sending them…

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Prisoners of War:
We coddle our captured enemies in Guantanamo. We give them TV, libraries, a soccer field; and all the while we ring our hands about the morality and injustice of keeping them (prisoners of war) in the first place. We release many who simply return to the battle field. As for those we still keep; we consider bringing them to our home soil, extending to them rights that our citizens enjoy and few (foreign) Muslims can even conceive. Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

2013 - Rolling Stone - Terrorist CoverHome Grown Terrorists:
Look at what we do to Americans who join our enemies. Back during World War II they would have been quickly tried and hung (or shot). Today, we take years to actually hold a trial. We allow them to make a mockery of our justice system. In some cases we don’t even acknowledge what they are (terrorists). We call their terrorists attacks “work place violence”. We glorify them on covers of magazines (for money). Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

Declaring Victory:
We announce strategic information for political purposes. When will our commitment to Iraq or Afghanistan end? Here’s the date within a few month window. Just sit tight; then you’ll have free reign again. We declare our enemies to be “on their heels” and that “wars must end” as if our very words make it so; facts be dammed. We not only demonstrate a lack of commitment or resolve, we announce it to the world. Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

Our Friends:
Our policy towards Israel is that they should immolate us; in respect to pussy diplomacy. We pressure Israel to capitulate and not target or respond as their enemies build nuclear weapons. This is what we do to our only real ally in the entire region.

Our main informant that made it even possible to kill Osama bin Laden, Dr. Shakil Afridi, is in prison in Pakistan. He has been sentenced to 33 years and his family claims he is now being tortured. How did he get there? Instead of getting him and his family out of the country like we promised; we leaked the information that identified him. After he was arrested we just let him rot. Sure we talked big but what is that worth when your target knows talk is all it is. Pakistan told us to “respect their legal process” which is Arabic for “go $#@* youself”.

The U.S. through Barack Obama betrays our allies and supporters.

Dr Afridi isn’t the only ally we’ve screwed and continue to screw. Congress set aside 5000 visas to help and protect informants and translators who help us in Afghanistan. 200 have been approved, and the bureaucratic process is mind-numbingly slow. We let thousands who will do little more than suck off the public tit cross our borders every day, but actually help us defend American lives… actually take up arms and kill our enemies… actually put your life and that of your family at risk? You wait… we need to be extra careful with you. This is even after our embassies and military generals do their part (quickly) to vouch for the invaluable service these guys provide.

Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

Response to Attacks:
On the anniversary of 911 or enemies organize, attack, and burn a U.S. Consulate. They kill four Americans in the process, including our Ambassador, Christopher Stevens. Our response? Declare the attack as “a spontaneous demonstration”; shift blame to an internet video we know had nothing to do with it; we even imprison the creator of the video. We then proceed with a massive cover up. We bribe or bully our citizens who were there to keep quiet. Our Secretary of State chastises the people who make a minimal effort to find out what happened by saying “At this point, what difference does it make”. The President himself calls attempts to uncover the truth “false scandals”.

2012 - Benghazi Burns

2012 - Benghazi Molehill

And as for accountability to the terrorist perpetrators? Almost a year later we have finally taken decisive action AND Federal authorities have filed the first criminal charges. Your heard me. We’ve filled out paperwork on the bastards! That’ll teach them to mess with us.

An idiot congressman (Adam Schiff ) on the House Intelligence Committee explained our “progress” this way.

“It’s been frustrating for many of us that it hasn’t moved faster, but it is a very difficult working environment for our agents. Gathering evidence in Libya, you might imagine, is very difficult, finding, interviewing witnesses, extremely difficult. We have identified many of the parties involved. We’re still trying to identify what the command-and-control structure would be. A lot of missing pieces still, but we are finally making progress.”

Translation: We’re back to the mindset of treating these acts not as terrorism, or even acts of war, we’re treating them like a crime… sort of like robbing a liquor store.

Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies?

United Nations - Host TyrantsForeign Respect:
We host and assembly of dictators and thugs on our own soil who routinely denounce us and thwart our diplomatic efforts. We invite our enemies to come and mock us. Our universities embrace them with crowds of adoring (leftist) students.

Foreign dictators give us a total screwing even when there’s nothing really to be gained. They do it simply for the pleasure of doing it. Our traitors find refuge with ease. We don’t even put that much pressure or effort into getting them back.

Talk to China or Russia about giving up an American traitor? Obama’s response? “I have not called President Xi personally or President Putin personally and the reason is … number one, I shouldn’t have to.”

President Obama is absolutely correct in that statement, “shouldn’t” being the key word. And he “wouldn’t” have to if not for the fact that both nations, the dictators involved (and pretty well the whole world) know he’s a pussy.

But it’s more than just that. Obama finds himself in the same position of a mad little boy who has once again lost his lunch money to a bully. He could fight and even likely get a bloody nose; but that embarrassment is worse than anything he can imagine… so he avoids the confrontation and his reputation (and ours) solidifies further.

So Obama cancels his meeting with Putin. He had to. To use the urban vernacular, Putin (and just about everybody else) has treated Obama like a bitch from day one. Someone in Obama’s position doesn’t sit down across from a bully who has repeatedly bent him over without reminding everyone in the world which one of the two is always on the receiving end. The really sad part is watching Obama try and explain his relationship with Putin…

2013 - Obama Putin Meeting - Frosty


Michele: “Is Putin still picking on you?”

Barry: No, No… we’re buds, we have a great relationship. 🙂

Michele: Do you have your lunch money today?

Barry: Ummm… no I gave it to my buddy, Putin.

Michele: Where’s your “Snowden” bicycle?

Barry: (in a hushed voice) Putin’s uhhh… borrowing it… I didn’t like it that much anyway…

Michele: Are you sure everything’s OK between you two?

Barry: Great! great… love the guy…


Conclusion:
Who could watch this absurdity and not think we are a bunch of idiots and pussies? Thus we find ourselves in a position where we must close our embassies and consulates. We must hide. And we’ll keep doing that until we elect a leader (years from now) with some balls; and even then he’ll have to use them effectively for some time before we regain what we’ve lost under Obama and the Democrats.

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[TL Note: This posting was practically pilfered from a column by Paul Greenberg.]

Obama has denied being in the loop (or even being in the same room as the loop) in scandal after scandal after scandal. Benghazi Attacks, IRS Tea Party Persecution, Associated Press Surveillance, Falsely Naming a (Fox) Reporter as a Conspirator in a Warrant…

As the mob bosses say in Chicago when they are finally busted; Obama is sayin’, “I didn’t know nuttin’.”

As I see it there are two possibilities.
1) Obama knew… in which case we will (eventually) find out if the old adage about “honor among thieves” is true.
2) Obama didn’t know nuttin’… in which case we will learn that the left has really learned and put into practice a lesson or power and politics taught by Shakespeare hundreds of years ago.


Obama as Pompey - 002

Antony and Cleopatra: Act 2 Scene 7 [as played out in 2010/2011 Chicago/Obama style politics]

Original Scene Setup: In the original scene by Shakespear, Pompey (a powerful politician) who is entertaining the rulers of the world (Marc Antony, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus) aboard his galley; when his servant, Menas, comes to him with a proposal.

New Scene Setup: Obama (Pompey) is working towards his 2012 re-election. The extent of the incompetence of his rivals is yet to be realized. His faithful servant Lois Lerner (who really represents the entire Bureaucratic system) comes to him with a proposal.

[TL Note: This is almost verbatim from the work of Shakespeare… with only minor changes by TexasLynn.]

MENAS/LOIS LERNER:
(to Obama) Would you like to be king of the entire country?

POMPEY/OBAMA:
What are you saying?

MENAS/LOIS:
Would you like to be the unchecked king of the entire country? Now I’ve said it twice.

POMPEY/OBAMA:
How could that happen?

MENAS/LOIS:
Just consider it. Though I am a lowly bureaucrat, I am the woman who will give you the 2012 election and the country.

POMPEY/OBAMA:
Are you drunk?

MENAS/LOIS:
No, Great Leader, I haven’t had anything to drink. You can extend your term and silence your detractors. Both are yours if you will take them.

POMPEY/OBAMA:
Tell me how.

MENAS/LOIS:
By design, your detractors must board this boat (the IRS) which I command. Let me cut the anchor cable. When we are away from land, cut their throats. Everything that belongs to them is yours.

POMPEY/OBAMA:
Oh, you should have done it without telling me! For me to do such a thing would be villainy. For you to do it would be good service. You should know that to me, profit isn’t more important than honor, but the other way around. Regret that your mouth betrayed your actions. If you had acted without my knowledge, I would have approved your action later. But now I must condemn it. Give it up… and go drink.


Conclusion:
The only difference? MENAS/LOIS Lerner, IRS Commissioner (at the time) Douglas Shulman, the White House Counsel, and many, many others at every level of the Bureaucracy and the Administration did NOT allow their mouths to betray their actions. They knew that “some matters are not appropriate to convey to him (Obama), and this (was) one of them.” as White House Designated Liar, Jay Carney said.

They simply used their positions of power, cut the cable, and systematically fell on the throats of their bosses “enemies” in HIS service.

And why not? Obama and his Democratic allies have made it clear that those were their marching orders for years. Obama said, “We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” OK… that is exactly what Lois Lerner, and her legion of bureaucrats did.

Did Obama know what they were doing… probably not. Did he know they were being good soldiers and serving his interest… probably so. Did he know he didn’t need to (or want to) know the details… absolutely. And every one of them knew NOT to tell him, sparing him from “villainy” and at the same time covering his glorious golden ass.

Political Cartoon - 2013 05 24 - Covering Obama's Behind

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