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Monday, June 20, 2011

Headline of the Day

Would this have even made sense just a month ago?


I love words well chosen.

Quote of the Day

From the head journalist at the New York Times:

"However tempting the newsworthy havoc of a Palin presidency, I’m pretty sure most journalists would recoil in horror from the idea."

Substitute the word "journalists" with "leftists" and ... nothing changes, does it?

At least Bill Keller doesn't mince words when it comes to the esteemed members of his dinosaur media and their flagrant - and shameful - bias.

Remember that next time these prejudiced blowhards try to convince you that they are reporters.

Measuring Success & Failure

Steve McCann, writing in American Thinker, compares "insolvency indices" ("a combination of the budget deficit as a per cent of GDP and the unemployment rate") of the Bush years to Obama's to try and get a fix on how close we are to implosion.

The hard truth?

The Bush Years (2001-2008):     7.4

The Obama Years (2009-2012): 19.1

To compare, Greece, which is all but insolvent today, comes in at 24.3.

Not a good trend line, is it?

And to have our president freely admit that he doesn't know what he's doing (in a joke, no less) is tantamount to admitting defeat and padlocking the gates.

How were we able to make such a mistake?


At least we'll always have the fact - as we stand in the unemployment line - that our current president is more or less black.  We'll always have that.

A Case Of Self-Preservation

Let me summarize this article in a few choice words:


Briefly put: The Democrats are eyeing ways to keep their jobs next year.

Not havin' much luck though.

OK. Make The Case, Big Guy.

You read a headline like this and you naturally become curious:


Really?

I'd be impressed if he could define the policy.

So a "vigorous" backing of the policy?

Let 'er fly, big guy.

But no.  If this article fairly relays Gates's defense of our Libya policy, pity the messenger.

The "details":
In two farewell interviews Sunday as Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates launched a robust defense of the operation in Libya, despite his closed-doors opposition to U.S. involvement in the mission to oust Libyan President Muammar Qadhafi.

In interviews on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley and “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace, Gates defended both the strategy and legality of the ongoing U.S. operation there.

Gates told Wallace that President Obama made the right call in letting NATO take the lead on the operation, what has been referred to as the United States “leading from behind.”

“When this operation stated,” [sic] Gates told Wallace, “we were at war in Iraq still, we had 50,000 troops in Iraq, we have 100,000 troops in Afghanistan, we have 24,000 people engaged in Japanese earthquake relief - we have a number of commitments around the world.”

“So, the arrangement and the understanding that the president had with our key allies form [sic] the very beginning was the U.S. would come in heavy at the beginning, establish the no-fly zone and then had [sic] off the operation to our allies - and that we would recede into a support role,” Gates said. [link]
I see no "vigorous backing of our Libya policy" in any of that.  A defense of our strategy perhaps.  But not the reason for our being involved in the war hostilities "limited kinetic operation" there. (Gates even offends the English language in his "defense" of Obama policy.)

So why are we bombing Libya?

For the very reason we're not bombing China.

Though you'll not hear it from Gates, or from anyone else in Washington, we're bombing those poor Arab bastards because we can.

Nothing more.

What? They Thought No One Would Notice?

This is so wrong. And so pitiable:
NBC Apologizes For Editing Out 'Portion' Of Pledge--But Doesn't Mention Omitted Words Were 'Under God'
By Mark Finkelstein, NewsBusters

As Noel Sheppard reported earlier, in the show-opening feature of its coverage of the final round of the US Open golf championship today, NBC--twice--edited out the words "under God" from its clip of school children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clearly many Americans were offended and let NBC know about it. Because later in the broadcast, host Dan Hicks issued an apology on behalf of the network. But NBC simply compounded one omission with another. The apology spoke of "a portion of the Pledge" being edited out--but never mentioned that the omitted words were "under God." [link]
NewsBusters offers up the video of both transgressions.

Someone went to a lot of trouble putting together some film footage intended - one would guess - to make us proud.  Instead I feel ashamed.

Way to go, genius.