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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ya Gotta Love Journalists

Does this surprise anyone?

Par for the course.

Me?  I couldn't care less about Palin's emails or the fact that they were released to those who own them.  Us.

But the slimy hypocrisy regarding the high-and-mighty media is disgusting.

And expected.

Quote of the Day

From Scott Swett:

"In closing, let us consider the leaders of the National Council of Churches -- ostensibly a Christian organization -- and their eager willingness to bear false witness for political and financial gain.  If Jesus had been invited to attend the NCC/CDR planning sessions, he might well have excused himself to get a whip."

"Fanning Imaginary Flames: A Look Back At The Great Church Fire Propaganda Campaign," American Thinker, June 11, 2011

Who Cares? He's a Democrat.

You honestly think if liberals didn't care that Bill Clinton was accused of rape that this is going to make them turn away from one of their heroes?

Now if she were a Christian conservative virgin, and Weiner was, say, Todd Palin (a private citizen, ahem), we might have us a story. A BIG story.

Keep going through those emails, fellas.  We're sure it's there.

As for Weiner?  Hey, nice wife.

Going Down That Road Again

So what are we to do if the Republicans decide to nominate Mitt Romney?

I don't know.  But I don't think I'm ready to go here.  Yet.
FreedomWorks chief: If Romney’s the nominee, tea partiers might have to stay home
Hot Air

I knew that FreedomWorks was intent on torpedoing him in the primary but I didn’t think they’d take it quite this far quite so soon. Better Obama II than Romney I?

"If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination for president, Tea Party activists may not show up at all to vote in the general election, one leading group associated with the Tea Party movement is warning.

"'I think that’s a potential problem,' said Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks’ president, during a wide-ranging interview with reporters at The Daily Caller.

"He also warned that if Republicans nominate another 'John McCain,' activists might even vote third party in 2012.

"'I believe in redemption, but at some point, you sort of give up,' he said. 'And we’ve given up on Mitt Romney.'” [link]
I sat out on Clinton/Dole election day.  The latter gave me no reason to vote for him and the former was a disgusting, lying troll.

I can't see myself not voting against Obama and the damage he's inflicted.

But Romney would test my resolve.

A test that may very well come ...

Still Fighting The Last War

... er, make that four wars ago.

The question must now be asked: Why does NATO exist?

With it's primary mission being a distant imperative, it reminds one of that old, grizzled - and somewhat batty - veteran in full uniform standing guard waiting for the Rooskies to attack his little town in Nebraska, an attack that never comes, with neighbors looking upon the spectacle with more than a bit of pity and concern.

I think Bob Gates agrees:
'Collective Military Irrelevance'
Wall Street Journal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is leaving office with a bang, and yesterday his target was a NATO alliance that he said is risking "collective military irrelevance" by spending so little on defense that it can't defeat a two-bit dictator like Moammar Gadhafi after 11 weeks of military action. His ordnance landed directly on target.

In other words, the frequent warnings that declining European military budgets would undermine NATO have finally come true. Mr. Gates said the reality is that NATO is now a "two-tiered alliance," with the U.S. bearing 75% of alliance spending on defense, while 27 other countries pay for the rest. Only the U.K., France, Greece and powerhouse Albania spend more than the 2% of GDP on defense that is supposed to be the price of alliance membership. The U.S. spends about 4.7%, including the cost of Iraq and Afghanistan. [link]
So the question needs to be asked: Why are we participating in this misguided and anachronistic endeavor?

The sad truth?  No one, including our Secretary of Defense, can provide a reasonable answer.

So we're there because we're there.

And $14 trillion in debt.