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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Laugher of the Day

Weird Roanoke Times columnist Christian Trejbal this morning:

"Obama has racked up many accomplishments. He appointed two Supreme Court justices. Health care reform and economic stimulus passed. And Iraq is winding down. Not bad for less than two years."

Say what?

Let's talk about those "accomplishments":

1) Obama appointed two Supreme Court justices.  Like he had a choice?  Like he might not have when two openings occurred on the bench?

2) Health care reform is an accomplishment?  Tell it to the American people.  Rasmussen on Monday:

"Support for repeal of the health care reform bill is at its highest level in over a month, while the number of voters who believe repeal will be good for the economy has reached a new high."

Not repeal of its most egregious facets and most punitive mandates.  Repeal of the whole damn thing.

An accomplishment?  When the Republicans take control of Congress in January, you'll think accomplishment.

3) "[The] economic stimulus passed."  An exercise to prove a point: Google this - "economic stimulus failed" - and you get 70,900 hits.  Google "economic stimulus succeeded" and you get ... 2.

An accomplishment?  Maybe it's time to define the term:
Noun: accomplishmentəˈkämpliSHmənt
1. Something that has been achieved successfully.
2. The successful achievement of a task.
Notice the root word "success"?  Unless you buy into that goofy "jobs saved or created" bullshit, how can Obama's stimulus be considered an accomplishment?  Take a look at "accomplishment's" antonym:
Noun: failure feyl-yer
1. Obama's pledge to not let the unemployment rate ever go above 8%.

4) "Iraq is winding down."  And it has been since George W. Bush launched the surge in 2007.  Your point?

5) "Not bad for less than two years."  Such a ringing endorsement.  Just remember this, kid: Much of that two years encompassed the traditional "honeymoon" with the American people after the election.  Those were - ask any former president - to be his best years.  It's all downhill from here.

Two more years of such "accomplishments," the experts now agree, and America is doomed.

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On one point I and a growing number of Americans will agree with Mr. Trejbal.  Obama should consider not running for reelection. We'd all be grateful - and much better off - if he did indeed "pull a Polk."

They Have a Lot To Own Up To

Regarding that 9/11 Victory Mosque, the reason it isn't being digested well here in the USA is because those connected by religion to the terrorists who perpetrated the crime of the century have never - in a serious way - denounced the movement within their faith that brought it about.

Where are all the Muslims who are willing to renounce radical Islamism and its closely connected violence?

They all sit by, silent as ghosts.

Maybe when they decide to join the human race, they'll be perceived differently.  Until then ...

Tom Friedman, writing this morning in the New York Times:
Indeed, the big problem is not those Muslims building mosques in America, it is those Muslims blowing up mosques in the Middle East. And the answer to them is not an interfaith dialogue in America. It is an intrafaith dialogue — so sorely missing — in the Muslim world. Our surge in Iraq will never bear fruit without a political surge by Arabs and Muslims to heal intracommunal divides. It would be great if President Obama surprised everyone and gave another speech in Cairo — or Baghdad — saying that. [link
America to Muslim world: Get your house in order.  Then come talk to us about a mosque near Ground Zero.

Israelis To Sit Down With Palestinians

Did you hear the news?  Hillary announced the other day that "Israel, Palestinians to resume peace talks."

If you didn't, don't be embarrassed.  The "big news" dropped from the mainstream presses with a resounding thud. Israel and the Palestinians are going to resume their talks?  The ones that have been going on since, well, I was set upon this earth, a babe in swaddling clothes?  Who cares?

I think columnist George Will agrees.

Expect the "talks" to begin to degenerate at about that point in time when the two sides try to agree on a lunch menu.

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Skip that last point.  Things are already degenerating.  This morning:

It's comforting knowing some things never change. 

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On a more important note: What's up with this?

Bill keeping you up at night?  Get some sleep, babe.  And find a hair brush.  Or a blow torch.  Whichever will get through that mess.

Hate Comes From All Directions

Everyone is familiar with that "preacher" from Topeka, Kansas whose preferred sermon has been entitled by others "All fags must die."  And, as depicted in the photo to the right, "Thank God for dead soldiers."  His is the group that protests at military funerals, for some bizarre reason.

There have, in response, been lots of editorials written.  Plenty of YouTube videos have been shot.  Gobs of denunciations.  Even more than a few death threats.

All of which, except for the threats, he well deserves.  He tarnishes the word Christian.

His existence is, to many of us, unfortunate.  He's the kind of Baptist who fuels the stereotype nurtured by the left in this country.  He's Jerry Falwell in a ten-gallon hat.  How they love the comparison.

"Thank God for dead (American) soldiers."


I wonder, though, how those same leftists would view this:
Code Pink Tells Gold Star Mom: Your Son Deserved to Die
By Debbie Lee, Big Peace

Numerous times over the past four years I have confronted the antics of Jodie Evans and her anti-war Code Pink cronies. We’ve all seen the nightly news with them being arrested time and time again throwing their leftist temper tantrums with their pink boa feathers wrapped around their necks as they kick and scream like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum to get attention. They have sent over $600,000.00 to the terrorists in Fallujah, or as they called them, “freedom fighting” heroes. You would think treasonous acts like this would have them locked in jail. Over and over they have attacked our military recruiting offices causing thousands of dollars of damage to the offices and threatening the recruiters.

In 2008 they barricaded the recruiting office in Berkeley with the blessing of the Berkeley City Council. We at Move America Forward had all we could stomach when we heard them tell the Marines they were unwelcome, unwanted intruders, not in Iraq or Afghanistan but on American soil in Berkeley, California. Americans from across the nation joined us in Berkeley to counter-protest these anti-war hippies. Numerous times they told me they support the troops but not the war, yet over and over when I asked if they had sent care packages, phone cards, written letters, or helped the families left behind in anyway, they conveniently couldn’t remember anything they had done. Yet they had a successful fundraiser to send $600,000.00 to our enemies in Iraq? Yet Jodie Evans and her Code Pink degenerates taunted me and made light of my son’s sacrifice telling me, “Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.” It took every ounce of reserve in my body to not level these idiots to the ground. These same people who call terrorists “freedom fighters” says that my son, who gave up his life for their freedoms, deserved death. [link]

"Your son deserved to die in Iraq."

Jodie Evans.  Fred Phelps.  Soulless mates.

I'm waiting for the editorials.  And the YouTube videos.  The denunciations ...