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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Compare & Contrast

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev:

U.S. President Barack Obama:

All I know is Hillary would be holding that sniper rifle (to Bill's gonads) had she been elected president.

Instead we end up with Mr. Effeminate.

Perhaps we deserve this.

Quip of the Day

On that bus that someone in Obama's political advisory pool thought was a neat idea - "Hey, let's use one of those monstrous black buses and go out on a tour of our tortured and withering country so that we can be ridiculed at every turn in the road" - even the BBC finds reason to mock the effort:
Obama's battle bus no symbol of hope

US President Barack Obama has embarked on his first bus tour in office.

But his vehicle for the trip through the rural parts of three Midwestern states looks like it really is heading for a battle.

Big, blocky, black, with painted-out windows, it looks more like a police mortuary van than a symbol of hope arriving on your street. [link]
 A police mortuary bus.

A metaphor for our time.

And someone thought that this would play well in Peoria.

What a fiasco.

Britain Is Doomed

In the wake of the recent looting and mayhem that occurred across Britain last week comes this assessment from "law enforcement" there:
Former Scotland Yard official John O'Connor told the BBC that what Americans did to control crime is "they locked people up. . . . We haven't got the heart for that over here." A former police union head argued, "Americans police by force. We don't want to do that here." (source)
From the way Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote this piece, it's possible that Mr. O'Connor was advocating the American approach and lamenting the fact that in his home country, violent offenders are not "locked up."  The "former police union head," though, should be ashamed of himself.  For making a good case in favor of anarchy and there being no need for a police force there at all.  What are they, counselors? 

To my thinking, the rioting punks who looted, burned, pillaged, and killed - for no apparent reason other than the fact that it was something to do on a warm summer night - I have contempt for.  But it's the reaction of British authorities to the rioting that is truly shocking.

It's no wonder law and order have broken down there.  Authorities have somehow lost the ability - or the will - to maintain it.

Someone the other day referred to the situation as "A Clockwork Orange" come to life.  Recent days have shown the streets of London being that and worse.

How did they let their once-proud society descend to this level?

What a Worm

I've never watched this show.  And I wonder, after reading this article, what kind of person does:

[Ed] Schultz Admits Editing Perry, Doesn't Apologize for Falsely Accusing Him of Making Racist Remark About Obama

Are there no standards of decency at MSNBC?