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2014 08 20 - Michael Brown - PictureIntroduction:
On Saturday, August 9th Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. The killing of this teen has causes protests throughout the country; and violence (looting) in the actual community. The left (media, and race pimps) quickly played the race card in condemning the shooting, the police in general, and the officer in particular. And while there were legitimate questions concerning the young man’s death the vitriol (instigated by the left) has now insured that nothing will be looked at objectively. If something is ever done to the officer or the system it will be for no other reason than revenge and political correctness, regardless of the facts either way.
This is the “post racial” America the likes of Barack Obama and Eric Holder envision.

While it is a little early to post on this tragedy; I’ve decided to go ahead and put in my two cents.

The Facts [With a few TexasLynn Observations]:
Michael Brown is a 6’4″ 292 pound black male described by family and friends as a quiet and shy homebody who lives with his grandmother. [This immediately brings up the rhetorical question of “Where are his parents?” This is probably yet another example of the moral and social decline we are facing in this nation; one that is not limited to, but is epidemic in the black community.]

2014 08 00 - Michael Brown Robs StoreJust before noon on Saturday, August 9th shy, quite, Michael Brown used his size and strength to rob the Ferguson Market and Liquors of a handful of cigarillos. Brown is seen in the store surveillance video shyly and quietly strong-arming the store manager/owner as he exits the store with his stolen merchandise.

About ten minutes later, just after noon, Michael Brown and companion, Dorian Johnson, were walking in the street of Canfield Drive. Brown had a fistful of cigarillos. [Note: At the time there was likely no way the officer knew that the cigarillos were stolen.] [The practice of walking in the street (often in the middle) and blocking traffic is a young male equivalent of pissing on trees. I have personally seen this activity in the streets of Houston. As with any activity of this nature its seriousness is dependent on how far the ill-behaved are willing to take it. According to the law, it is considered a form of jaywalking; and at a minimum, it would be any officers duty to correct the situation anytime they saw it.]

Officer Darren Wilson observed the behavior and ordered the two men off the street and onto the sidewalk… It is at this point that the stories of what happened differ going forward.

2014 08 00 - Michael Brown DeadOfficer Wilson’s account says that he stopped the car next to the men when they refused his order. As Officer Wilson exited his vehicle to confront the men, Brown rushed him “pushed the police officer back into the car [and] physically assaulted the police officer. Within the police car there was a struggle over the officer’s weapon… There was at least one shot fired from within the car.” During the struggle, Officer Wilson exited the car and shot the aggressive Michael Brown a number of times (apparently six) until he dropped.

Dorian Johnson, the companion walking down the middle of the street with Michael Brown says the following. He and Brown were walking in the street (though maybe not the middle) and were ordered to move to the sidewalk by Officer Wilson. They refused (his account). The office backed up his car to get closer to them, opened his door which struck Brown. Officer Wilson then grabbed Brown by the neck. “It’s like tug-of-war. He’s (the officer) trying to pull him in. He’s (Brown) pulling away, that’s when I heard, ‘I’m gonna shoot you.’” [I (TexasLynn) will be honest here. This account sounds really stupid on the part of the police officers’ actions. We are to assume if this accounting is correct that a police officer is going to grab and try to manhandle a 6’4″ 300 pound man. That would be against all training he has received, not to mention a modicum of common sense. I just don’t see it happening. The officer would have to be a complete idiot.] Mr. Johnson continues that after the initial shot from within the car, he and Brown begin to run away; he managed to hide behind a parked car but Brown was struck by a bullet to the back as he ran away. Michael Brown stopped, turned to face the officer, raised his hands and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” The officer proceeded to shoot several more times killing Michael Brown.

Tiffany Mitchell, a witness said (on MSNBC) she heard a tire squeal and then saw Brown and Wilson wrestling through the open car window and heard an initial shot from within the car. Brown and Johnson began to run, but the officer pursued Brown, and then continued to shoot. [Again, this would indicate that Brown was shot in the back.] “Michael’s body jerks as if he was hit and then he put his hands up.” The officer proceeded to shoot several more times killing Michael Brown. [Note that this was an interview on MSNBC.]

Other witness statements have been given to police (probably not seen in Main Stream Media “reporting”) backing up the officers account of events. It is important to note the distinction in the venue of the statements made. Dorian Johnson (and I believe Tiffany Mitchell) have refused to give statements to police, their venue is simple the media, the Main Stream Media seeking that anti-police, anti-white angle to the story. What’s the difference? It’s not illegal to lie to the media; but lie to the police in a statement? That’s perjury. Personally? I question the honesty and integrity of someone not willing to make an official statement of what they saw.

2014 08 00 - Michael Brown AutopsyAn official autopsy was done by the city of Michael Brown. The results of that autopsy have not been released. I believe that would be standard procedure with an investigation. The family hired/requested that well known medical examiner, Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, perform a separate autopsy. I understand that he waived his 10K fee for the procedure out of sympathy for the family (which is admirable).

Dr. Baden released the results of his findings though I don’t think they were exactly what the family was hoping for. Michael Brown was shot six times; four times in the right arm, twice in the head. All shots were to the front of the body. Michael Brown was facing the officer who shot him the entire time; thus discrediting completely any statements that he was shot in the back.

Dr. Baden did try and throw the family a bone. “This one here looks like his head was bent downward.” (indicating a shot at the top of Brown’s head] “It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”

Dr. Baden did not find any gunpowder residue on the body. He did not have access to Brown’s clothing or the interior of the police car. This would be important in confirming the close quarters struggle for the gun.

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Justice Department will perform its own autopsy as part of its investigation. Normally I would have no problem with this. But here we’re talking about Eric Holder who himself is a race pimp with little or no interest in the truth behind the matter.

Concept - Point, CounterpointThe following are some of the arguments concerning the shooting that I would like to address.

“The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community.” — Benjamin L. Crump (lawyer for the Brown Family)

I don’t see that. The officer definitely had an obligation to the citizens to get two men walking in the street to instead walk on the sidewalk. This would be the officer addressing a misdemeanor. The police would have the same obligation of two men were walking around pissing on every pole, tree, and fire hydrant they came across. The situation escalating as the officer contends happened is not beyond the pale. Misdemeanors (especially traffic stops) escalate in this way hundreds if not thousands of times a year.

As for the number of shots, police (and just about anybody trained to use a gun) are taught that if you ever make the decision to pull the trigger, don’t just pull it once. Doing that will get you killed when the first bullet doesn’t do the job. I’ve heard that you are to pull the trigger at least three times. So the question is, “Is six too many; does six show disregard?” I don’t think so.

“We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight.” — Benjamin L. Crump (lawyer for the Brown Family)

Again, this is just lawyer speak, and that is indeed the case he and his clients and the race pimps are presenting. That doesn’t make it true. There is probably evidence supporting what did happen, but since the race card has been played here it is very unlikely that evidence will now have any effect on the case now.

“The fact that Michael Brown had just robbed a convenience store (not of money but of merchandise) is not relevant to the case since the officer did not know of this altercation.” — — General Statement from witnesses, protesters, etc…

Not entirely true. Yes the officer did not have the excuse of confronting a thief in mind even though in reality that was indeed the case. But the officer did have a legitimate reason (a misdemeanor) to confront Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson. But… the nature of the theft just 10 minutes earlier does speak to the violent mindset of Michael Brown when approached by the officer. Plus Brown does not know the officer is unaware of the theft, which may have provoked him to be more aggressive and/or violent.

“Michael Brown was shot in the back by the officer” – Dorian Johnson and Tiffany Mitchell

Not true. Period. The autopsy from Dr. Baden discounts this completely. And I will add this would be a detail I think would be hard to be mistaken about. So what am I saying? Dorian Johnson and Tiffany Mitchell LIED. Again it should be noted they lied to the media which to my knowledge is not a crime… and in this case was even encouraged by the media itself.

“Michael Brown had his hands up surrendering to the officer when he was shot.” — General Statement from witnesses, protesters, etc…

Here, I will throw the opposition a bone. The autopsy report from Dr. Baden shows the entry wounds to the right arm to be to the front. This would be consistent with raised arms, so the autopsy does not disprove this assertion. But neither does it prove it. The same wounds could have been sustained from a young man rushing forward with arms raised.

Almost everything thus far is pointing to the witnesses being mistaken (at best) concerning what Mr. Brown was doing when he was shot and very little corroborate even the possibility of their accounts.

Race and Poverty Pimps:
People - Race Pimps - Sharpton & JacksonOn cue the race and poverty pimps have swooped down upon the community of Ferguson to work their magic. The likes of the “Reverends” Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton repeat this process again and again to line their pockets. The damage they do to these communities they claim to represent and the nation as a whole is incalculable. I can only imagine there is a special corner of hell reserved for such men. “You will know them by their fruits.”

People - Race Pimps - Obama & HolderBut I will add two more poverty pimps to the mix this go round. Oh, they aren’t in the same league as Jackson and Sharpton who have been doing this professionally for decades, but they can match the damage of these pros this go-round at least. I am of course referring to Attorney General Eric Holder and his boss President Barack Obama. Yes… they say the words of restraint, but their actions say something completely different.

    Eric Holder’s stated concerns so far.

  • “[Arrest patterns] must not lead to disparate treatment under the law, even if such treatment is unintended.” Translation: We’ll not waste this opportunity to claim the white police officer was racially profiling.
  • “And police forces should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.” Translation: We’ll not wasted this opportunity to push affirmative action (which is just more racism.)
  • “[The Justice Department will] defend the right of protesters to peacefully demonstrate and for the media to cover a story that must be told.” Translation: We’ll not waste this opportunity to depict the police as heave handed and pressure them to allow the media (out toadies) to push our agenda.

Holder and Obama have decided to stir the race pot, I believe for 2014/2016 political reasons. The dividends could be enormous, and all it will cost them is the career and life of one St. Louis police officer. They have thrown much greater men (and friends, and relatives) under the bus for much less payback than that.

2014 08 20 - Michael Brown - Protest SignThe Community:
As for the community; they fell into the trap of allowing the racial fervor to take control. They were inclined to believe the young man was killed in cold blood by heartless police; so they jumped on that bandwagon as soon as they were given permission to by the liars and community leaders (race pimps). I’m not saying that a community of a different persuasion would do any better under the circumstances. Its human nature… it’s just bad human nature and should be exposed for what it is.

In defense of some in the community, there are a few out there encouraging peace. God bless them, they are the children of God.

There were legitimate members of the community who came out to peacefully protest; raising their arms in the air in mock surrender. It is their right to be vocal after all so long as they are peaceful as they seek redress of their grievances (based on fact or not). Unfortunately the barbarians among them have taken control of those originally legitimate protests. Some are simply full of racial hate, while others are simply looters and thieves taking advantage of the situation. The solution in both cases should be the same. They should be arrested if possible and shot if necessary. But politicians lack the will to do the right thing here and thus citizens and property owners lose the very protection they entrust to government and pay excessive taxes for.

Political Cartoon - 2014 08 00 - Micheal Brown Sale

“I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community. St. Louis — not going to take this anymore.” — DeAndre Smith (Ferguson Looter)

Police have said that a lot of the looters are from out of town; calling it ““looting tourism.” I’m sure there is some of this but question the extent. It is the nature of people to blame bad things on outside influences. I would still guess that a vast majority of thugs are local. I would be curious as to what percentage of those arrested are from out of town. That would tell the tale.

The Media:
Template - MSM - WhiningAs with any national news that has the potential to further divide the nation along racial lines the Main Stream Media is doing its Democratic duty. They promote a narrative that is anti-police (unless it is federals assaulting conservatives), and anti-white.

Thus we have CNN (Jake Tapper) and many others bringing up the heavy handedness and militarization of the police response. They would have you think police in riot gear are baton whipping granny protesting in a wheel chair; instead of going after looters burning and pillaging.

“Reporters” Wesley Lowery (Washington Post) and Ryan Reilly (Huffington Post) were arrested briefly when they didn’t pack up and leave a closed restaurant quick enough for police last week. Seeing the video of the arrest, I think it is clear that the two men were intentionally being as slow as they could while feigning cooperation. It was like two children having to do something they didn’t want to and making a show of doing it as slow as possible. The two needed to be arrested or at least manhandled off of the premises with or without whatever crap they were taking their sweet time in packing up.

[Side Note: It is a further indictment of the state of journalism when the likes of a Huffington Post employee is considered a journalist.]

There are also reports that police have harassed reporters (up to and including tear gas). To which I say… “Good. If you guys are going to pretend that you’re performing some public service, that you have no agenda here, and that your profession entitles you to be assholes with impunity then don’t be surprised when a stray rubber bullet or tear gas canister accidentally veers off in your direction.” Pretending goes both ways.

Officer Darren Wilson:
Officer Darren Wilson is likely on a quick path to indictment. (The grand jury begins deliberation Wed. 8/20/14.) My guess is that there is currently a 70% chance there will be a trial. Not that I know everything the grand jury will see, but what little I’ve seen points to a no-bill (not indictment or trial). But like I’ve already said, facts have been taken out of the equation. Race is probably the deciding factor here.

No indictment, probably means more protests (which would be fine); but it also means more riots, and burning, and looting. No indictment means more effective racial hatred stirred up by the left; which will actually happen not matter what. It’s what they do; and do well.

So it comes down to this. Is the injustice of destroying the life of one likely innocent and above all white police officer worth the mitigation of massive injustices by the immoral and guilty? If the politicians, and the media, and the left have their way, the answer will be a swift and incontrovertible “Yes!”

Indictment or no, Officer Darren Wilson’s life is likely wrecked already; the media, the left, and the race pimps will see to that.

Obviously my bias shows here, but I still think I’m being objective in my analysis of the situation. Admittedly, as a conservative I’m inclined to give the police officer the benefit of the doubt. That’s not saying I take his word as gospel. Every account is slanted in favor of the teller. And I’m very interested in hearing from other official witnesses and results of other tests concerning the case.

To date everything that has come out has supported the story of the police officer. It is obvious now that the witnesses (through the leftist press) are, to be blunt, lying; at least about the officer shooting the teen in the back and probably about much more. With that in mind, who now gets the benefit of the doubt concerning the rest of the story? For me… it’s pretty simple.

Thus far when one side is proven to be a liar on one important point (Brown shot in the back), my propensity to believe them on other points greatly diminishes. I think I can reasonably say that if the autopsy had said the young man had been shot in the back I would be much less inclined to believe the officer.

And still, evidence could come out that would convinces me that I’m completely wrong on this. I don’t expect it, but it could happen. I submit, not so with the opposition. Those who claim the officer is guilty refuse all evidence to the contrary. NOTHING will prove otherwise.

There are two sides to the opposition. First there are those who will use this as an opportunity to use race as a means to money, power and social change (through racial strife); and those who empower them by blindly accepting their assertions of this event and society in general.

Many of the racists taking advantage of the situation scream of the coming “race war”. For them it’s already in progress and will be for the rest of their lives (unless they change their evil ways). The question of the damage this war will inflict is simply one of numbers. How many of their kind will reach this level of abject racial hatred? This does not bode well for the nation when such hatred is the source of riches and power for many community leaders and organizers; a hatred that has blinded a people who cannot even admit such demons can exist, much less flourish, within their community.

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Dog - (cartoon) - Lifting LegA Monday (7/14/1014) Wall Street Journal article mentioned various world crises such as Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Ukraine and the South China Sea. The article said “the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn’t been seen since the late 1970s.”

Citing Iranian nuclear talks, the conflict in and around Gaza, and the Syrian civil war, Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry asked Josh Earnest (the new Obama Administration Press Secretary), “How does the White House react to the notion that the president is a bystander to all these crises?”

The answer…

“I think that there have been a number of situations in which you’ve seen this [Obama] administration intervene in a meaningful way, that has substantially furthered American interests and substantially improved the, uh, you know, the – the tranquility of the global community.” — Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest

The obvious follow-up question (which I’m sure Ed Henry was not allowed to ask) would be, “Can you name ONE.”

Maybe it’s me. Maybe my partisan haze prevents me from seeing ANY of the “meaningful”, “substantial”, “tranquil” improvements ushered in by this administration’s intervention. I don’t think so, but maybe some of my leftist friends can enlighten me. The fact that even some leftist are now admitting the man’s ineptitude, I hope, give weight to my observations.

So from this perspective let me again say that the Obama administration (along with many leftist leaders like Reid and Pelosi) befuddle me. I just can’t figure them out. Do they really believe what they say, or is this some political game where they know they can get away with such statements?

Looking at this answer given by Josh Earnest specifically; it’s factually absurd. No rational human being would think anything other than the exact opposite is the truth. The statement even has an Orwellian nature to it.

Concept - Get Inside Head, GearsI have to question the message hidden in the answer. I can think of only three possibilities
1) The real message to Ed (the reporter) and to conservatives is “^%$# you!” We’re going to just say the damnedest things to prove to you just how broken the system is and that we can get away with it.
2) This answer is meant for consumption by their base, the Kool-Aid drinkers. The leaders (like Josh Earnest) know it’s bullsh!t, but will spoon-feed this crap to the base via the Main Stream Media.
3) They (the administration) actually believe this crap themselves; which would bring up question of how such mass-delusion is humanly possible. (Maybe a question for Dr. Charles Krauthammer)

I admit it. It drives me mad that I don’t know the motivation behind the absurdly maddening statements made by the left’s leaders. These statements are not the exception but are practically the rule coming from this administration. And while Republican administrations have tried to emulate this art of diversion and deception, their attempts pale in scope (of untruth) and sheer volume.

If only I could get into the minds of these scoundrels to understand why? But then what is in there might be the very definition of madness…

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Turd - (cartoon) - 001The Obamacare implementation is a debacle, a bureaucratic and technological nightmare. The administration won’t give any meaningful information on how many have successfully navigated it; instead going into campaign mode to spin this as much as they can. Spin is what they do (and do best) after all. For the left; spin is the only answer they have for any and all problems.

Their message? “Look at the concept, look at the policy, not the implementation… we’ll work it out over time.”

Translation? Look at our intentions not the actual result… which is the leftist mantra if there ever was one.

Meanwhile Obama had a Rose Garden dog and pony show that showcased a few people who “successfully” navigated the system. As usual it was heavy on appearance and non-existent on substance… but don’t just take my word for it (see below).

I know, I know… I’m just a hateful tea party type who wants Obama to fail. And that’s a fair (and somewhat true) assessment. I do want Obama to fail in many, many aspects of his policies; for the simple fact that I think his failure would be best for the nation and our posterity.

But nothing I can say will convince anyone on the left that Obama has laid yet another steamy one on America’s doorstep.


So let me turn this over one of the main spokesmen for the left who has recently given a rare (very, very rare) objective, intellectually honest assessment of what we have in Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) in his own humorous way.

[Side Note: If you haven’t seen the segment, it’s really funny… unfortunately Viacom has removed it from YouTube and it’s much harder to find now… I’m sure the WH had nothing to do with it.]

John Stewart on The Daily Show (Oct. 21, 203)

[Democrats needed only a] “mildly competent implementation” of Obamacare to soar in the polls and toss Republicans out of office. But they couldn’t do even that.

[After watching a report that the main problem is… logging in] “Ok, so the first step doesn’t work… I get a feeling after that it’s smmmoooth sailing…”

[After watching a report that the calculator has problems] “The %$#$ calculator doesn’t work!? The one thing that’s been included in computers since 1972!? You couldn’t make that work!? What!? Is the only thing the calculator does is spill out the word boobs no matter what you plug into it!? How does the calculator not work!?”

[After watching a report that fewer than 10% who try successfully enroll] “Oh my god! Less than ten percent! How bad is that? [Answering his own question] Twenty percent is the number of dentist who recommend sugared gum. How low is it? According to a recent poll, more people in this county believe Obamacare has been repealed than have been able to sign up for Obamacare. The whole point of web sites is to design them so that it is nearly impossible to NOT sign up for something. If I go to Amazon there’s a forty percent chance I’ll mistakenly overnight myself six seasons of Night Court. It’s just the way it’s designed… Are you sure you want to leave this page… Yes I am… Ooops, it turns out I ordered something…

“So how are the Democrats going to spin this turd.” (Cue Chuck Schumer spin)

[After watching Obama try and sell this monstrosity from the Rose Garden] “When did the President of the United States turn into Gill from the Simpsons.”

(Cue Gill [the desperate salesman from the Simpsons] Clip) “You can’t beat a Colico… so how many can I put you down for… A lot? Please say a lot… I need this…”

“He didn’t stop baby [referring to the President], Ron Popeil kept on selling.”

(Cue Obama clip from Rose Garden) “You just saw Janis’ story… she owns a small business… she recently enrolled through Delaware’s exchange…”

“So… that’s… one… [making a check mark on his notes] People say you can’t use the web site… have you told them about Janis!? From Delaware!? You know what? God Bless, She signed up. She deserves to be up there to prove it can be done easily.

To which we learn from a news clip “It took her seven hours on the phone and online. She had to go through and clean out all the cookies from her cache; but eventually she was able to sign up, she was able to sign up from the small state of Delaware…”

Stewart’s reaction “She had to move… She had to move and she is no longer married but it is done… She had to do a giant tattoo of a spider… on her neck… but it’s done, she has it… it’s done…”

Stewart: As it turns out, even the photo-op to address the poorly planned rollout of Obamacare suffered from a clear lack of planning… As evident by the decision, perhaps unwise in hindsight… to place the pregnant woman with diabetes in the sun next to the President. [Clip of President supporting the fainting woman] Good save… [Fakes fainting]…

Stewart: But fear not, help is on the way.

Obama (clip): We’ve had some of the best IT talent in the country join the team, and we’re well into a tech surge to fix the problem.

Stewart: A Surge! Your website is so $#@$ed!, we have to use the same strategy we used to salvage the Iraq war.

Back to Texas Lynn:

So back to Stewart’s main question. “How are the Democrats going to spin this turd?”

Who can even begin to fathom that answer? But spin it will.

If Iran had the centrifuge this thing is going to be subjected to they would have weapons grade plutonium in a week.

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People - Cornyn, McConnelThe Establishment Republicans have cast their lot with the Democrats. They actually did it years ago but have somehow hid it. And I admit this is largely the fault of conservatives. We so hope for some meaningful opposition to the road to hell we as a nation are on, that we have been willing to bestow principles on those who don’t have them, and never will. I hope (and think) the fooling and pretending are getting harder and harder to do. It’s time the charlatans are exposed and I’ll continue to try and do my little part.

In the latest example, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Whip John Cornyn (from Texas) are siding with Harry Reid. Behind the scenes they “are actively whipping Senators to shut down debate on the House continuing resolution so that Harry Reid can gut it with just 51 votes.” (Senior Staffer in Senate) This means they are using their positions to pressure other Republicans to allow amendments (with just 51 votes) against the House Bill to continue funding the government (minus Obamacare) as led by Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The amendments they (Establishment Republicans) want to allow is for the reinstatement of the Obamacare funding.

The Democrats aren’t leading the fight to push the Obamacare train-wreck forward, the Establishment Republicans are doing it for them. “To be clear, nobody is fighting harder to make sure Obamacare is funded than Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn.” (Senior Staffer in Senate)

And I would be OK with that. I would even respect it… IF these guys would own up to what they are doing instead of this behind-closed-doors crap. But they intend to continue (as they have for years) to do one thing (we’ll call that substance) and put forth the image of something else (we’ll call that appearances). The “Me-Too” party has learned this lesson well from their co-conspirators.

Sure, both McConnell and Cornyn have publicly stated that they oppose a filibuster from Cruz to prevent Reid from adding funding for Obamacare to the continuing resolution (government funding)… but with the other hand they point Reid to another avenue, another back-door to accomplish the same thing. Not only that they run interference for the Majority Leader. It’s disingenuous at best.

And once they have helped the Democrats to defeat Cruz, the House, and us (conservatives); they will switch to appearance mode. They will then vote AGAINST Reid’s amendment that they made possible in the first place.

“I intend to support the House bill that defunds Obamacare and will vote against a bill that funds it.” — Senator John Cornyn (on Tweeter)

“Once it’s a 51-vote threshold, both McConnell and Cornyn will hide behind a ‘no’ vote on Reid’s amendment—so they will have yet another show vote.” (Senior Staffer in Senate) Again, appearance over substance.

I would say it is time… but it’s not. It is past time (years past time) for conservatives to realize that the Republican Party is not only not our friends, but are our enemies. They smile, they pretend, the talk the talk, but that’s all there is. Their actions, (the substance behind who they are), are against us. WE (conservatives are the RINOs) and we need to stop pretending and move on.

The meaning behind “I Am the RINO”.
I’ve always called many of the old Republican stalwarts RINOs (Republican in Name Only)… but lately I’ve come to question that label as it applies to them. When you hear someone use the term. It really means the individual is not “conservative” as if “Republican” and “conservative” are synonymous. They’re not. They never were. And I’ve decided never will be.

I’ve come to question if the likes of John McCain are RINOs. Now I think maybe HE is what the Republican Party was, is, and always will be… which means I’ve been the RINO all along. One thing is for sure… ONE of us is a RINO. And now, I’ve reached a point where I don’t know which. And I’ve reached a point where I don’t really care. I just want the question settled so we can part ways, amicably or not.

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“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot? Bottom line is that this is about President Obama saving political face because of his ‘red line’ promise regarding chemical weapons… President Obama wants to do what, exactly? Punish evil acts in the form of a telegraphed air strike on Syria to serve as a deterrent?… We have no clear mission in Syria. There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one… Mr. President, please give America justification before you spend blood and treasure to intervene. Start with: who are you rooting for in this?” — Sarah Palin (former Alaska Governor)

The left (through the Mainstream Media) has continually tried to paint Sarah Palin as an idiot which they do with pretty well all Republicans. Sometimes it sticks, sometimes is doesn’t; as for as they are concerned it doesn’t hurt to try. The leftist media does this mostly through gaffes which are readily available from anybody on the public stage. Meanwhile they ignore and cover-up the same types of gaffes from real idiots on the left, like Joe Biden, Al Gore, John Kerry, and to a lesser extent Barack Obama (though Obama’s issue is incompetence rather than intelligence). For the left; it’s all about the spin and it helps to have a vast majority of the national media on your side when plying that trade.

The Governor made these statements via Facebook. And while the statement is biting and right on the money, the title applied to them is even better…

“Let Allah Sort It Out”

Amen sister!

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People - Obama, Barack - Pussy - Golf“Because we recognize the great danger Assad’s chemical and biological arsenals pose to Israel and the United States, to the whole world, we’ve set a clear red line against the use or the transfer of the those weapons.” — Joe Biden (March 4, 2012) [And you can bet he didn’t come up with this on his own.]

“I’ve made it clear to Bashar al-Assad and all who follow his orders: We will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, or the transfer of those weapons to terrorists. The world is watching; we will hold you accountable.” — Barack Obama (March 21, 2012)

“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.” — Barack Obama (August 20, 2012)

??????????????[Wow… that sounds like a pretty clear message to me. Do you hear anything about the world setting a red lie, or this being a history lesson on a world or U.N. dictum? Despite “the world is watching” it is very clear these statements represent the United States and Obama Administration… “my” calculus… “my” equation.]

[We the U.S. as led by Obama refuse to] “get involved with everything immediately [and] drawn into very expensive, difficult, costly interventions that actually breed more resentment in the region.” — Barack Obama (August 23, 2013) [After Assad pissed all over his “red line” the first time]

“There is no doubt that when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale — and, again, we’re still gathering information about this particular event, but it is very troublesome. If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work, and, you know, those are considerations that we have to take into account.” — Barack Obama (August 27, 2013) [Waiting on clear evidence, international law, a U.N. mandate, a coalition, and other considerations… red line, my words, credibility?]

[Now we’ve reached a point where he didn’t even say that… He was just giving a history lesson on a decision the world made decades ago… Why don’t we see that? Answer: Because it bullshit… which is the very definition of the Obama Presidency…]

People - Obama, Barack - as Idiot“That’s not something I just made up. I didn’t pluck it out of thin air. I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line… My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line, and America and Congress’s credibility’s on the line.” — Barack Obama (September 4, 2013)

You can almost hear a higher pitched voice of panic and exasperation. Sure we have “evidence” (though no more solid that of the “weapons of mass destruction” that led to the Iraq war). And I even believe the evidence, as I did back then. But where are the international law and the U.N. mandate and the coalition and all that other stuff that was necessary a few weeks ago? Syria and Assad aside… Is it always just spin with the left? Do you guys ever say anything that you actually mean or will stand behind?

The fact that the answer seems to be “NO” is why we’re in this (latest) mess. And we haven’t even thought about dealing with Iran and it’s nukes yet!

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Concept - Credibility - DictionaryWe (and by “we” I mean Obama and his administration) have really screwed the pooch on this one. It’s just the latest example of the wages of “Pussy Diplomacy”.

Our main problem with Syria (and our foreign policy in general) is in the value of words. Words mean things. People, (and governments and tyrants) watch them and the actions that follow to back them up… they then place value (capitol) on the words based on how true the original words were. (On a side note this is a currency still accumulated and spent on the world stage… but has completely lost its value domestically. Here rhetoric is king thanks to the Main Stream Media.)

We (and by “we” I mean Obama) have little or no capitol in our words. Our enemies don’t fear us (because of the past actions behind our words); and our allies don’t trust us. And who can blame either of them?

Instead of rehashing all the situations that have brought us to this low point, you can read my previous entry (Been There, Done That, Doing it Again – The Consequences of Being Seen as American Pussies).

People - Obama, Barack - Red LineOne More Example:
I will recount one instance here that happened since that posting that is a great example of the problem I am describing. It’s even specific to Syria.

Of course Obama talked big a year or so ago; warning Syria not to use Chemical weapons… or else that would be a “red line”. Of course this was nothing less than Obama spending the capitol of words backed by the actions of previous Presidents. As an amateur he gave no thought to the capitol that would need to be built by his actions. Obama understands only the concept of spending and consuming… not saving or building up.

When that line was obviously crossed months ago… Obama hemmed and hawed and finally… finally… announced that we would send “small arms” to the rebels fighting Assad. Everybody knew this was wuss-out. He might as well have sent them boxes of condoms to throw at Assad’s tanks and jets. But that’s not the end of it… He didn’t even follow through on that meager threat. Nothing to date has been sent. He wussed-out on the wuss-out. His words… his threat… meant nothing. The man IS an amateur and a pussy!

As I said a couple of weeks ago… “If we say we’ll act when a line is crossed, we act. If we’re not really willing to act then we shut the $#@# up! Just doing what we say will go a long way in gaining the respect we need to operate in the world.”

Now the line is crossed again. And Obama seems ready to act this time. No really… Assad has gone tooooo far…

So Obama says this is “not about regime change” so Assad can rest assured he isn’t going anywhere. There will be no boots on the ground and this will be an exercise that is completed in hours, not days, so Assad can just wait it out. We can do this anytime we want (days, weeks, months) so we’re not really committing to anything here other than lobbing a few hundred missiles at most. And even though he doesn’t need it; he’s going to let Congress vote on it, seeking their approval; but it’s not so important that we’re going to actually call them in now. We’ll just wait until they get back.

All this is just another look at amateur hour.

And where are our allies in all of this? The UK? They’re out. Germany? Nope. Italy? Insists on a U.N. mandate (which is laughable). France? Still In? One out of four… and the one is France! But again, who can blame them. I don’t. Our words no longer have any value. Depend on actions behind the words or Barack Obama and you’re bound to get screwed. Just ask Dr. Shakil Afridi doing 33 years in a Pakistan prison for helping us get Osama bin Laden.

Sure all this is Obama’s fault. His words and actions on the world stage; which I term “pussy diplomacy” is little more than one “amateur” mistake after another.

But what did we expect from a junior Senator with little or no experience in anything other than rabble rousing (community organizing) and teaching a few college classes. Sure he’s pretty (hansom), and talks the talk (rhetoric), and… and… that’s about it. But that seems to be all you need to be President of the United States these days.

I guess what I’m saying is we get the government (and President) we deserve… and boy are we getting it. Twice now! Buy hey, who can really put a value on a “light-skinned African American with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” — Harry Reid. Just look at the dividends that fact is paying in domestic policy and race relations.

People - Obama, Barack - Mickey Mouse EarsNow What?
So where do we go from here?

Long term? We as an American people need to elect real men (I don’t mean this as sexist) to the office of the Presidency. Rank amateurs no matter their skin pigmentation are still rank amateurs. Even Bill Clinton knew that.

“Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s an amateur!” — Bill Clinton

“A few years ago, this guy (Obama) would be getting us coffee.” — Bill Clinton (reportedly to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.))

Short term? I’ll admit I’m not sure what we need to do in Syria. My complaint and this post has more to do with how and why we are in such bad shape globally and diplomatically.

As in most of the Middle East, there are few if any good guys in these conflicts. If the rebels were half-way decent (not Sharia-law pushing radical extremists) and really wanting democracy and freedom… I’d say we take action. Real action and make sure they won. I would even be willing to help… If I thought they would set up a dictator or junta that was favorable to us for a decade or two; but I don’t.

They’re not our friends. They’re Islamic (which is the antipathy of democracy and freedom). And not the watered down Islam we pretend is prevalent (there or here). They’re nut-jobs vying for power; who will kill Jews and Christians (and their own people) and turn on us at their first opportunity. Who needs this crap?

Religion - Islam - Symbol and Book

The Obama “plan” (if it could be called that) will not protect the people being slaughtered by Assad or from the next tyrant who will take his place if we get him. As Obama campaigns (the only thing he is good at) to try and convince Congress and the American people that we should lob a limited number of missiles at Syria; to convince me, he’s got to show me a real plan to really help those people AND protect our interests over there. But this would have to appeal to reason and facts, which is not something Obama can do… his only tool is emotional manipulation. With that said, and with the understanding of what Obama has planned right now… I say No.

We need to shift our Middle East policy to reflect that we have few friends in the Muslim world; and if we do they’re really just rich secularist dictators from a Muslim culture. We need to weigh the benefits to us and take actions that support those benefits… and that’s it. We need value for our buck and nothing else. If anybody over there wants to be our “friends” let them prove it first.

The Syrian rebels want our help? OK. A few questions first. How will you purge the Al Qaeda elements in your ranks? What do you have to offer in return and what will you do to guarantee delivery? And please understand your answer will directly affect the level of support… if any…

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