Now where was I? Oh, right; talking about distractions.
Yesterday as we learned from Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey that we did “everything possible” even though neither BO nor Hills were kept appraised of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi.
Apparently nobody in news central found that odd, as the evening’s newscasts, podcasts, posts and tweets were preoccupied with other critical issues. Most were busy communicating dire warnings and hand-wringing over the impending blizzard in New England. Because it’s winter, and these folks have never seen a blizzard before. Not one like this anyway.
Oh, and the manhunt in California for the murderer who has killed several people was also high on the must play list, as it plays into the cause du jour - gun control. No mention of the murderer’s political affiliations however (because being a member of the anti-gun club, the I-heart-Obama club and the Piers Morgan fan club seems to rule out his being a right-winger; although he may be a bit mentally instable).
And speaking of gun control and the mentally instable, what is it with celebrities and politics anyway? Why do they feel compelled to share their meager thoughts on real issues with the rest of us?
Is it because their talent, training and experience gives them special insights?
Take Chris Rock...(“Please!” h/t: Henny Youngman) for example, one of multiple celebs who showed up in Washington this week to support Big Guy’s gun control plan and to “DEMAND A PLAN.”
“The President of the United States is, you know, our boss. But also, you know, the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country.”
On dear, another little Hollywood genius who flunked Civics: it’s the other way around. Big Guy is not the boss of me. The preezy works for us, remember?
And as far as BO and MO being our mom and dad, well let’s just say that if I had a mom and dad, they wouldn’t look like this:
BO and MO enduring Dr. Benjamin Carson’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast
And dear old Tony Bennett – how can I put this? Shut up and sing, already! No wait: I heard your last live performance; shut up and lip-synch!
Butt seriously, we need gun control to avoid the “kind of turn that happened” in Nazi Germany? Not to put too fine a point on it, butt, uh, the Nazis were really good at using “gun control” for their own nefarious purposes.
And I happen to know that Tony’s old enough to remember what actually went down in WWII. So even while gun control advocates like to point out that Hitler actually passed legislation allowing individual gun ownership (with registration) again following a post WWI ban - always deemphasizing the registration requirement. And while you’ll never read a word on any of their blogs about that little incident just before Kristallnacht, where the Nazis confiscated all the guns registered to Jews, Tony has no excuse for not knowing about it.
Even so, I don’t know what Tony was rambling on about “the Nazis came over, and created tragic things, and they had to be told off.” All I’m getting from all of their “Demand A Plan” shenanigans is the whiff of mendacity in the morning.
Butt speaking of Nazis, who-in-the-hell is in charge of Big Guy photo optics these days! Sheeze, check out this shot from yesterday of Big Guy’s gun control and immigration campaign stop in Leesburg, VA:
Knowing how people read things into optics, and jump to conclusions, I just don’t see how the shot with the eagles is going to be helpful in this debate, or any other.
“DEMAND A PLAN”
OFF TOPIC POST SCRIPT FYI: MOTUS will be going on a semi-sabbatical soon, more on that situation tomorrow.