Sunday, September 29, 2013

Poor Baby, Government Shutdown Will Strip The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer Down To A Skeleton Staff

Bloomberg is reporting that a government shutdown means that fewer people, about three-fourths of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s 1,701-person staff, would be sent home.  That means fewer people to cook meals, do the laundry, clean the floors and change the light bulbs.

Of the 90 people who maintain the president’s family living quarters, only 15 would remain to provide minimum maintenance and support and Joey Plugs, who has a staff of 24, would have to eek by with 12.

There will be fewer economists tracking the economy and fewer budget officials to track spending.  Policy decisions on the environment and drug policy might get postponed.

No word yet if his golf caddies will be furloughed.  Meh.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

At The Corner Of Not-So-Happy Today

“If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out…Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
I’m a fairly patient person.  I expect good customer service.  I demand that my doctor, my insurance company and my pharmacist take good care of me.  When that doesn’t happen, well, I can be a bear.

I have an app on my Smartphone that allows me to scan the barcode on my prescriptions for refills.  On Sunday, I scanned two refills; one for my insulin injector pen and one for the pen needles needed for use with the pen.  I requested that they be ready on the following day by 10:00 AM.

This allowed plenty of time for the pharmacy to contact my doctor’s office for authorization of the refills.  Like most pharmacies nowadays, my store is open 24 hours a day.  I drove to the drive-through window Monday and told the pharmacist at the window that I was there to pick up two prescriptions.

I was told that they had not heard from my physician yet.  Alright, I thought.  I’ll stop by tomorrow night after work.  No problem.

Tuesday night, I drove up and was told that my refills weren’t ready.  Huh?  A pharmacy should instinctively order drugs based on what their regular patients need on a regular basis.  They order drugs and dispense drugs.  That’s their gig.

I drove away feeling assured that the next night my prescriptions would be ready for me.

Nope.  Last night I pulled up to the window and some goofball whom I have never seen before looked at his computer display, set down the phone, walked over to the refrigerator, walked back over to where the hoppers are filled with prescriptions that are waiting to be picked up and then walked back to the window and said, “I don’t have anything for you.  I honestly don’t know what to tell you.  We got a delivery today but there is no Lantus® in the refrigerator.”

He offered to call another Walgreens for me.  I shut him down saying that I did not want to ride around to find my insulin because I was tired.  I could barely hold my eyes open.  I was that tired.

This guy looked like a deer caught in the headlights.

He asked, “Is this an emergency?”  I answered, “Son, I’m not stupid enough to wait until I’m out of insulin to refill my prescription.  I’m not an idiot!”

I’ll admit it.  I squealed my tires pulling away from that window!

This morning, I called my local Walgreens and spoke with the pharmacist on duty.  I told her that I was becoming disillusioned with her company.  I recounted the events of the last few days and informed her that this incident and the one last January was prompting me to take my business elsewhere.

She scrambled to explain that the goofball from last night was a “floater” and that her research indicated that another vendor was delivering their pharmaceuticals.  She offered to call another store and have someone pick up my insulin and have it ready for me tonight when I try for the third time to pick up my medication which is vital for treating my diabetes.

I appreciate her willingness to correct a bad customer service experience.  I am not done yet, though.  I reviewed a consumer affairs site where I skimmed through some of the complaints lodged against Walgreens.  Reading some of the complaints chapped my ass. 

A letter to corporate will be on its way.  The little guy has to stand up.  With the cost of medicine continuing to rise and the level of customer service declining, somebody needs to know that this sort of thing is unacceptable.

I know I could easily transfer my prescriptions to another pharmacy, but that doesn’t solve anything.  Walgreens must be held accountable.

Monday, September 16, 2013

CNN’s Carol Costello: Just Enough Intelligence To Open Her Mouth When She Wants To Eat, But Certainly No More

Newsbusters writes that during this morning’s live coverage of the horrific shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, CNN’s Carol Costello confessed on air that she couldn’t recall the last time a gunman wreaked "havoc at a U.S. military facility."

Costello’s words, captured in the video here  were cringe-worthy.  

Seems Carol couldn’t remember a little thing like the 2009 Fort Hood Massacre and Maj. Nidal Hasan who was just convicted and given the death penalty.

Beauty fades.  Dumb is forever.

“The Power Of Giving”

The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, "Giving," which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Afterburner: Umbrella Men—Neville Chamberlain and Barack Obama

Busy writing up my employees’ evaluations.  As result, don’t have time to create a Photoshop or write a post, so I offer you this powerful piece by the inimitable Bill Whittle of PJ Media/Afterburner.  You can thank me later.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Syria: The Squirrel And The Slapstick Clown

“I do not know that I have a carefully thought-out theory on exactly what makes people laugh, but the premise of all comedy is a man in trouble.” That quote is attributed to comedy icon Jerry Lewis. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I Still Remember

In one his finest pieces, Gerard Vanderleun expresses so forcefully what I, and countless other Americans, feel this morning:

We were soon to know the nature of the new hell and we were all thrust into it without repeal. The days turned to months and the months turned to years and now we have turned around and a decade is gone. What might have been ours, for good or ill, in that decade was forever stolen from us. Stolen from us not—never doubt this—by one man alone, but by a host of savages and throwbacks spread around the world and here among us and dedicated to our destruction. A host that will use any means necessary to destroy this nation while this nation "serves justice" up in spoonfuls and creates "Rules of Engagement" with which to hamper those who would defend it with their very lives. 
What the nation has become, through death by fire, bravado, war, forgetfulness, treason, and blunt stupidity could not have been foretold on September 10, but here we are—a lurching ship of state captained by a malicious hater of the American soil. That same captain, maddened by his own stunted heritage, will today disgrace the soil of Ground Zero. It is a difficult reality that has been dealt by the hands of fate; one that is still being played out.
Now over a decade has passed, "a low dishonest decade," since the day after September 10 and the thing that looked like a man, the monster that set the events of the 11th in motion, has been expunged from the Book of Life. Too easily and too quickly for my tastes but my tastes in these matters are rooted in Scots' blood, and that blood demands punishments too severe to write down here or to hold in the mind for long. 
Some would say that his death with a bullet to the brain and then the use of the body as food for crabs and worm on the bottom of the ocean means "Debt paid" and "War over" and "Victory." Let that be to them as it will be, but my blood says that it is not paid, not over and not a victory. 
My blood says that all of those in his line need to be expunged, and that all of those who emulate and revere his manner of thinking need to be expunged, and all of those in his part of the gene pool need to be drained away and destroyed, root and branch. My blood says, "Carthago delenda est." 
From what little I know of history, what little I know of our enemies, I know in the marrow of my bones that there will come a terrible day in which that final judgment will be rendered and that final act shall be done. And as it was on the day after September 10, I remain relentlessly for this reckoning; a reckoning that is still to come, but like September 11 itself, certain to arrive.
We stood aghast at the horror before us.  Twelve years on, the memory still sears the soul; ushers forth great tears and sorrow.  One announcer covering the news said, “America, offer a prayer.”
It was against that background of works and days that the doors of history swung open and we all walked through them forgetting to ask, "What fresh hell is this?"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Here's The Baseline Against Which To Measure Tuesday's Spin From The World's Most Dangerous Community Organizer

WASHINGTON — President Obama woke up Monday facing a Congressional defeat that many in both parties believed could hobble his presidency. And by the end of the day, he found himself in the odd position of relying on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Putin, of all people, to bail him out.

Monday, September 9, 2013

To Be Discussed In War Colleges For Centuries To Come: The Cheerios Doctrine

I’ve been trying to recuperate from yet another bout of chronic bronchitis over the weekend.  This morning as I trolled Tweet Deck, the tweets were coming hot and heavy over Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement following his meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London.
“We will be able to hold Bashar al-Assad accountable without engaging troops on the ground or any other prolonged kind of effort, in a very limited, very targeted, very short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for Syria’s civil war. That is exactly what we are talking about doing; an unbelievably small, limited kind of effort.”
Wait.  What?

Shortly afterward, Stephen F. Hayes tweeted the USA Today story recounting how a senior official familiar with this feckless administration’s recent strike planning offered a metaphor to describe a strike against Syria:
“If Assad is eating Cheerios, we're going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he'll still be able to eat Cheerios.”
I wish that General George S. Patton were still alive just so he could amble over to that numbnut and bitch-slap his ass.

A Cheerios Doctrine?  Is this the best that the mightiest nation in history can come up with?  This is unambiguous evidence of the out-and-out demise of strategic military thinking in this country.

No longer does this administration even pretend that Assad will be deterred, which is presumably the whole point of U.S. military action.  Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. 
And tomorrow night as The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer speaks to the nation pleading mightily that we must strike a match to his “red line” fart and save his ass, we will undoubtedly hear him utter these immortal words:
Ladies and Gentlemen, 
I’m speaking to you tonight from the Oval Office where, let me be clear, what I am about to say is one of the most insanely idiotic things you will ever hear.  At no point in my rambling, incoherent diatribe could anything that I say be considered a rational thought. 
No matter where you are as you listen to my soaring rhetoric accompanied by a god-like echo, everyone in that room will be dumber for having listened to it. 
I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul. 
UPDATE:  Linked by Predictable History, Unpredictable Past 

The Man Who Would Be President Butthurt Because Global Cooling Proves We’ll Never Be Out Of Party Ice

Only six years ago, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013, citing a scientist in the US who claimed this was a ‘conservative’ forecast.

His predictions now appear to be gravely flawed.  Billions of dollars have been diverted to implement “green” measures.

What has happened, instead, is that the Arctic ice cap has grown at a tremendous rate, by almost a million square miles. In other words, it has grown by a whopping 60%, due to constantly repeating periodic ocean cycles.

Wes Pruden, writing for The Washington Times writes, "On the contrary, what frustrates Al Gore and the snake-oil industry is that the skeptics can no longer be shut out of the conversation.”

We can expect the climate crisis industry to grow increasingly shrill, and increasingly hostile toward anyone who questions their authority,” Kenneth P. Green, a former member of the U.N. panel, predicted three years ago.

Another former panelist, Dr. Kimimori Itoh, a Japanese physical chemist, calls the phenomenon “the worst scientific scandal in history.  When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.”

Next thing you know, scientists will announce that Betty White is carrying Methuselah’s baby.

Meanwhile, polar bears living along the Arctic Ice Cap have been overheard howling with laughter at Algore.  Truth truly is inconvenient.

Linked at The Pirate's Cove.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Taking A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill:  Released February 25, 1977

Celine Dion The Power Of Love:  Released November 1, 1993

Chris Isaak Wicked Game:  Released 1999

Fleetwood Mac Never Going Back Again:  Released February 4, 1977

Never Realizing The Glory In Their Wings Part Two

Two weeks ago, I posted a story about an amazing visitor I had.  I recounted that a magnificent raptor, a red-shouldered hawk, made an appearance in my yard.

I was struck by its beauty.  I managed, just barely, to photograph the hawk and include the image with the post.

Today, I woke up around seven-ish and fixed myself a sausage, egg and cheese croissant and a hot cup of Tazo Passion Fruit tea, grabbed the newspaper and went outside to enjoy the 70° late summer morning on the deck.

I set my plate and cup down on the table and went back inside the house to grab my camera because I had seen some butterflies fluttering in the morning sun in the rock garden.

My property has a lot of trees; white oak, black oak, pin oak and post oak.  There was a trickle of leaves lilting to the ground in the gentle morning breeze. 

I was skimming the headlines and moved on to the Op-Ed page and began to read a letter written to The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer from former ambassador to Obama, Mark Erwin (U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros).

He ended his letter this way:  “Our military is an organization of war, not peace. Military leadership is trained to destroy the enemy. Our actions have consequences far beyond the contemplated limited attack.”

I looked up from the page to see another large bird that had landed on the ground.  It was scouring the ground for something.  When it heard the rustle of the paper, it flew up in a branch of the white oak tree just above it.

Trying to be as stealthy as possible, I grabbed the camera and snapped a photograph of a juvenile red-shouldered hawk.  Perhaps the offspring of the hawk spotted two weeks ago.

I was far more poised this time than last.  I was able to zoom in fairly closely and I think I got a good picture to share with you.

I think I’m safe in assuming that the hawk from two weeks ago has, in fact, built a nest in one of my trees or one nearby and that today’s visitor must be its offspring.  That’s my hope and today, once again, I can say life is good and I have been blessed.

Enjoy your Sunday and may you find an unexpected blessing in your day.

The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer

The Administration’s Ministry of Information was in overdrive reporting on the latest G20 Summit held in St. Petersburg, Russia last week.

A throng of photographers lined up like vultures to capture the shot of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer being greeted by Russia’s Vladimir Putin at Konstantin Palace.

The body language “experts” hired by NBC prattled on making fools of themselves in a flagrant attempt to have Obama snatch a public relations victory from the jaws of an unmitigated defeat.

Putin greeted Obama with a thin smile, a vivid indicator of the strains between them.

"There’s no real warmth," said Erik Bucy, a professor at Texas Tech University who researches non-verbal communication. "It looks like Putin’s basically a hotel greeter at a five-star establishment and Obama is coming out of the limo as the important invited guest he’s not particularly thrilled to see."

The leaders arrived one after another in Russian-assembled Series 7 BMWs that were provided by the hosts. Putin laughed with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and spent more time talking to German Chancellor Angela Merkel than to any of his other guests. Obama was the last to appear—in his own Cadillac.

Patti Wood, author of "Success Signals: Body Language in Business," made a similar analogy. "It was very odd. Obama is treating him like he was greeting a doorman," she said.

Later that evening a decadent ball with lavish displays greeted the world leaders.  The president was nowhere to be seen and only arrived at the palace a good half-hour after the rest of the group.

Women dressed in elaborate Marie Antoinette-style costumes evoked a “Let Them Eat Cake” display of luxury that stood in stark contrast to the topics of poverty and war.

The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer was also photographed appearing “uncomfortable” as he stood beside a gilded statue at the venue.

The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz jested in his column, The News Reshuffled:
Hopes for a positive G20 summit crumbled today as President Obama blurted to Russia’s Vladimir Putin at a joint press appearance, “Everyone here thinks you’re a jackass.” 
The press corps appeared stunned by the uncharacteristic outburst from Mr. Obama, who then unleashed a ten-minute tirade at the stone-faced Russian President. 
“Look, I’m not just talking about Snowden and Syria,” Mr. Obama said. “What about Pussy Riot? What about your anti-gay laws? Total jackass moves, my friend.” 
As Mr. Putin narrowed his eyes in frosty silence, Mr. Obama seemed to warm to his topic. 
“If you think I’m the only one who feels this way, you’re kidding yourself,” Mr. Obama said, jabbing his finger in the direction of the Russian President’s face. “Ask Angela Merkel. Ask David Cameron. Ask the Turkish guy. Every last one of them thinks you’re a dick.” 
Shortly after Mr. Obama’s volcanic performance, Mr. Putin released a terse official statement, reading, “I should be afraid of this skinny man? I wrestle bears.”

Iowahawk had two thoughts about Borowitz’ brand of humor on the subject:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Tilting At Windmills

Since last Saturday when The Insufferable Airhorn spoke in the Rose Garden about the “crisis” in Syria, we have seen the political role reversals of hawks and doves.

Bill Kristol, whom I abandoned some time ago, suggested in his op-ed at The Weekly Standard that “using this resolution to cast a vote of no confidence against Obama would empower those abroad making the case against placing confidence in the United States. That would be damaging. And in the real world, a vote against Obama will be seen as a vote for Bashar al-Assad, and for Vladimir Putin, and for the regime in Iran.”

Kristol insists “the right vote” by Republicans, a party that for at least two generations has held the banner of American leadership and strength, should not cast a vote that obviously risks a damaging erosion of this country’s stature and credibility abroad.”

Kristol continues, “A Yes vote is in fact the easy vote. It’s actually close to risk-free. After all, it’s President Obama who is seeking the authorization to use force and who will order and preside over the use of force. It’s fundamentally his policy. Lots of Democrats voted in 2002 to authorize the Iraq war. When that war ran into trouble, it was President Bush and Republicans who paid the price. If the Syria effort goes badly, the public will blame President Obama, who dithered for two years, and who seems inclined to a halfhearted execution of any military campaign. If it goes well, Republicans can take credit for pushing him to act decisively, and for casting a tough vote supporting him when he asked for authorization to act.”

Kristol, to my way of thinking, is correct on one point:  President Bush and the Republicans did pay the price when the Iraq war effort went badly and if Syria goes badly the current Oval Office occupant will be evisorated.  Kristol’s only concern is about Republican senators and congressmen re-establishing their “anti-Obama credentials.”  Good grief, man.  Sending our men and women to another pesthole is all kinds of wrong.

Caught between Iraq and a hard place are two of our betters—Hollywood actors Ed Asner and Mike Farrell.  In a stunning revelation about the silence of Tinseltown and their disappointment in their idol’s penchant for military action Farrell said, "I'm frankly deeply disappointed in the president's foreign policy, war-making, his reliance on military rather than diplomatic responses, his use of drones, continued allowance of the Guantanamo prison. He's a disappointment to me and other people I know."

"I voted for him, but I'm not proud. He hasn't thrown himself on the funeral pyre. I wanted him to sacrifice himself. Instead, he has proved himself to be a corporatist, and as long as he's a corporatist, he's not my president," Asner said. "A lot of people have lost hope—with the betrayals, the NSA spying…People aren't getting active because 'Who gives a shit?' is essentially the bottom line."

Another reason some Hollywood progressives have been reticent to speak out against war in Syria, according to Asner, is fear of being called racist.  "A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama," he said.

What a magnificent example of cowardice.

Then there’s this.  District of Columbia delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) who has been a member of Congress since January 1991 confessed recently that if President McBombypants actually gets the votes he needs for the resolution “it’ll be because of loyalty of Democrats. They just don’t want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage."

On Thursday, September 5th, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus issued what is, in effect, a gag order asking members to “limit public comment”.  The request was designed to quiet dissent while “shoring up support for President Obama’s Syria strategy.”

That “red line” The Insufferable Airhorn has now disowned has gotten all over him, Hollywood and progressive activists.  It’s one big clusterfuck..

It reminds me of Don Quixote de la Mancha.  Quixote, as we all remember from our high school or college lit classes, was a victim of his delusions.  In Miguel de Cervantes’ novel, knight-errant Quixote tilts at windmills that he imagines to be giants:
“Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty windmills that rise from that plain. And no sooner did Don Quixote see them that he said to his squire, ‘Fortune is guiding our affairs better than we ourselves could have wished. Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them. With their spoils we shall begin to be rich for this is a righteous war and the removal of so foul a brood from off the face of the earth is a service God will bless.’" 
"What giants?" asked Sancho Panza. 
"Those you see over there," replied his master, "with their long arms. Some of them have arms well nigh two leagues in length." 
"Take care, sir," cried Sancho. "Those over there are not giants but windmills. Those things that seem to be their arms are sails which, when they are whirled around by the wind, turn the millstone."
It is obvious to this observer that we have Don Quixote in the White House begging for lawmakers to unleash the dogs of war in a vicious snake pit of cannibalistic rebels and savage Islamic extremists.

I believe that America should stay out of Syria.  Let neighboring nations deal with the barbarians at their gate.  I am quite certain that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the spine of steel needed to protect his people.

"Once we take action, we should be prepared for what comes next," wrote General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, only one month ago. "Deeper involvement is hard to avoid."

We have learned in this decade via the Iranian Green Revolution in 2009 that barbarian elements in social revolutions cannot be harnessed.  Neda Agha-Soltan died of a single gunshot wound to the chest. Her last moments—captured on a cell phone camera and shown around the world—catapulted her into the symbol of the postelection reform movement in Iran.

No one will say how many have died in Egypt’s coup against the Muslim Brotherhood.

Two years after the Arab Spring revolution that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gaddafi, and one year after the assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others, Libya’s fragile government has little control over the nation’s security.

The whole of the Middle East is a powder keg and the blast wave that we invite by interfering in Syria may well involve America in a conflagration of tectonic proportions.

One final thought, the errand boy sent by grocery clerks is slated to speak to the nation this Tuesday on taking military action against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.  For the whole of his second term, this president and his apparatchiks have deflected and distracted through sleight-of-hand and carefully coordinated propaganda, not the least of which has been on the issue of Benghazi.  The lies are damnable. 

I think it’s important to note that Obama will use the eve of 9/11 (the World Trade Center attack and the Benghazi murders) to create an imagery and recount emotions meant to sway Congress.
As he feigns outrage, his argument for intervention is weak and this nation does not need to be thrown into the crucible he created.

While battling for reelection in August of 2012, he drew a “red line”.  Saying now, “I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line,” is his desperate attempt to rescue his personal credibility from his hubristic foolishness.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Photoshop™ Of The Day: The Breakfast Of Consistently Embarrassing Amateurs

I was wandering in the wilderness of the Interwebs this morning and happened upon Ace’s hysterically humorous take on the breakfast cereals of our long ago childhood and I got an idea.

Happy Thursday everyone.  Have you disowned your “red line” today?

UPDATE:  I didn’t win the Internet today, but it sure feels like it to me.  Thanks to rdbrewer your humble correspondent made the Top Headlines Sidebar at Ace of Spades

Oh yeah...I'm feelin' the love.

Click to enlarge

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Genghis Con: He Spoke In Words Scented With Cloying Hypocrisy

The denizens of Capitol Hill preen and talk as if into a magic looking glass that reflects loveliness to the beholder while the rest of the world sees them as frightening clowns, satiated on self-righteousness and a reckless ease for squeezing the trigger. 

In two speeches last week, to save the head of the Democratic Party, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the chemical attacks in Syria “a moral obscenity,” and “a crime against humanity.” He said that “fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility.”

Today, as Kerry ended his opening remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee on The Insufferable Airhorn’s use of force resolution in Syria, a Code Pink protester disrupted the hearing shouting, “We don’t want another war.”

As the protester was led out of the hearing room, John “Christmas In Cambodia Is Seared In My Memory” Kerry was reminded of his appearance before the same committee on April 22, 1971.

“The first time I testified before this committee when I was 27 years old. I had feelings very similar to that protester. And I would just say that is exactly why it is so important we’re all here having this debate, talking about these things before the country. And that the Congress itself will act representing the American people. And I think we all can respect those who have a different point of view.”

In that testimony 42 years ago, Kerry said, “They told stories that, at times, they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”

In his depraved conspiracy, America was a monster.  Kerry is a political schizophrenic—from America-Basher to Secretary of State.

“Ketchup Boy” trashed the honor of Vietnam vets without a thought.  He walked all over them in order to launch his political career.  He stripped them of their dignity as he called them “baby killers” and placed POWs in harm’s way that were still in the hands of the Viet Cong.

It still pisses me off the way he pronounced the name Genghis Khan.

It Started With This

‘Damn’! Slacker summation: Obama presidency captured in one photo.

The gauntlet was thrown down, and I, your humble correspondent picked it up and ran with it.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Mock Him Not

It seems that officials in the West Wing plan to emulate the Clinton administration’s cruise missile strikes against Sudan and Afghanistan after the 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings as a model for intervention against Assad’s chemical warfare on his people.

Flashback:  President George W. Bush, unlike Field Marshal von Unicorn, made it clear following the 9/11 attacks on America what his strategy would be—“When I take action I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt.  It’s going to be decisive.”

Apparently, not even the camels in Syria fear the neophyte currently occupying the Oval Office.

UPDATE:  Linked by BigFurHat at IOwnTheWorld
UPDATE:  Linked by Diogenes' Middle Finger

Happy Labor Day

As the warm summer gives way to the mellow autumn, here’s wishing you a doggone good Labor Day.

Belly Laughs Emanate Throughout The World’s Capitals At Our Feckless Community Organizer

On Saturday, The Insufferable Airhorn was scheduled to speak to the nation and the world about the situation in Syria from the Rose Garden at 1:15 PM.  He was 20 minutes late, but then he’s always late ala Billy Jeff who seemed to be busy with blue dresses and cigars when he occupied the Oval Office.

Roughly half-an-hour after repeating his fine-tuned sense of moral outrage he left the White House for a round of golf accompanied by VPOTUS and Marvin Nicholson.

By postponing military action until Congress gives him the authorization to strike Assad’s regime is, to me, a political ploy to give him cover for his blustering gaffe about a red line.

Democratic pollster and one-time Bill Clinton advisor, Doug Schoen, writing at Forbes asserted that “the President’s move was calculated to force responsibility on a reluctant Congress and to play to 80% of the American people who have said in polls that they are against intervention in Syria, that does not mean that the US is offering anything but a confused image of our mission in the world to both our allies and foes.”

Schoen continues, “Thus, in the short term the President may have managed to escape from the political quandary he faces. But in the longer term, America looks weaker, feckless and more uncertain.”

To prove Schoen’s point, the day after the Rose Garden speech, a front-page article in Syria’s state-run newspaper, Al-Thawra, called his decision to seek congressional approval “the start of the historic American retreat.”

On Thursday and Friday of this week in St. Petersburg, Russia President McBombypants will meet with Vladimir Putin for the G20 Summit.  If you’ll remember, he called Putin “the bored kid in the back of the classroom,” during the G8 Summit in Ireland where the world took notice of the icy meeting between the two.

Reuters reports that the former KGB spy referred “ironically to Obama as a Nobel Peace laureate” describing U.S. global policy as a failure.

This president’s handling of the Syrian crisis showcases his every weakness in foreign policy and portends an emerging strategic calamity.  A war in the heart of the Middle East where al-Qaeda is far more active in Syria than it is in Libya could spill over into Turkey and Jordan and prove perilous to our ally in the region, Israel.

Reuters reported at 9:02 PM Sunday evening that the USS Nimitz strike group has been rerouted to the Arabian Sea for possible help with Syria.

Nobody knows what’s going to happen, but it is clear to this observer that prayers for our military are in order.

In case anyone needs a reminder of what a real man in the Oval Office looks like when dealing with barbarians here is the epitome: