Saturday, September 7, 2013

Warning: alcohol, candles and twerking don’t mix

I’m headed back east overland from my annual systems analysis and upgrade at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Don’t worry - I have a special program that detects any “uninvited” malware that have been surreptitiously added  - like Gerard had installed by NSA operatives in Croatia last week. Butt don’t worry Gerard, they’re “not targeting conservative websites.”

So, until I can get a real post together from the road here’s an instructional video that everybody can learn something from.

I call it “don’t drink (note bottle on coffee table) and twerk.” Especially while doing a handstand; with lit candles in the near vicinity. Honestly, I’m surprised we still need to tell people about this in this day and age. And why are there no laws against this clearly dangerous behavior?

Or if you’re not going to follow my advice, at least lock the door first.

Oh, and a parting question: Who is responsible for this Quote of the Week?

“Yeah, it takes one to know one, jackass.”

Hint: it was NOT Barack Hussein Obama or Vladimir Putin.

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Okay, it’s a tough one; it could be almost anybody. Butt it was actually Anthony Weiner. With snappy repartee like that, look for his rapid return to the New York political scene. In the meantime, Little Tony, here’s my advice: If you don’t want people to opine, don’t do the crime. Apologies to Baretta, although come to think of it, he would have made a pretty good New York politician too, if he wasn’t in jail for murdering his wife.

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Seriously, does Anthony have any business calling anyone else a jackass?

weinerWe need some new laws against this sort of thing too.

I’ve got to go now, my ground transportation is waiting. Maybe I’ll see you as I’m passing through!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

You Go to War with the Clowns You’ve Got

-Oh-oh! As reported by both leftist and righteous on-line sources, Syrian rebels have admitted to using chemical weapons in pursuit of Osama Bin Laden’s directive to kill women and children.

This doesn’t sound good for the regime, the Syrian regime I mean, butt since you brought it up, it doesn’t sound good for our regime either.

TIME-ObamaSyria-Cover1213-774x1024The Cheese stands alone

Accordingly, war plans are kind of stalled for the moment, as they are being re-tooled (by the hour, as reported by Pentagon sources). Indeed, there’s even a growing lack of enthusiasm among our former varsity cheer leading squad:

Rather than rallying to Obama's side — as they have on so many other occasions — the press are actually, almost unbelievably, pointing out some unpleasant facts:

How little support Obama is getting at home, even from fellow Democrats. How little support he's getting abroad. Bogus administration claims about the nature of the rebels.

That’s as close to mutiny as you get, as far as the new rules for old media go. What next, one wonders - unbiased reporting?

Chris Matthews-Loves Barack ObamaHa! Don’t hold your breath.

And it looks like John Kerry’s insistence that evidence of the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has been downgraded from “beyond a reasonable doubt” to “some degree of varying confidence."

To-succeed-in-life-Mark-TwainOkay, we’ve got the first one nailed.

It might be helpful if Big Guy’s ego would allow him to consult with a former president – one who has experience initiating a war. Preferably someone other than Bubba, butt even experience with a “tail” wagging the dog war might be helpful.

By all accounts, even the highly regarded John F. Kennedy, who was pretty green at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, sought advice from those with more military experience than himself. He clandestinely consulted with Dwight D. Eisenhower to gain insight and perspective on how best to proceed with the deathly serious situation of Russian nuclear warheads headed for Cuba. Eisenhower coached the young President thorough the negotiations and mechanics of the Cuban blockade. At one point Kennedy seemed to waver, asking his mentor, “but what do I do if the Russians call my bluff?”  To which Eisenhower replied, “You’re not bluffing, John.”

Big Guy could benefit from some counsel along those lines.

I'll pull the trigger copyDon’t call my bluff!

Unfortunately, he doesn’t consult anyone other than Val-Jar and she doesn’t have any more experience than he does. The only one around here who’ll consult anyone from a previous administration is Chuck Hagel, who did seek advice from his counterpart in the Bush administration.

Unfortunately, he managed to get the correct cadence of Rumsfeld's counsel, without processing its import. Hence, he advised the press today, “As you know, you go to war with the clowns you have, not the clowns you might want or wish to have at a later time.” (h/t Great Minds Mock Alike)

Send In The Clowns: Judy Collins

GUATEMALA/An Army of Clowns: Harry, Gibbsy, JJ, Jean Carré, Big Guy, Axe-man and Joey

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Russian Bear Hug for the Flexible American Lyin’

As if things weren’t frosty enough leading up to today’s showdown in Leningrad St. Petersburg

putin obama g-20 st petersburgThe official handshake: stay flexible my friend!

between the Russian Bear and the American Lyin’. Then Putin has to go and up the ante yesterday by calling the American Lyin’s surrogate a liar too.

obama putinWelcome to my lair, Mr. Smarty Pants

"I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: 'Is al Qaeda there?' He says: 'No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not'," Putin said at a meeting of his human rights council in the Kremlin, according to Reuters.

"Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this," he said, referring to the United States. "It was unpleasant and surprising for me - we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It's sad."

And what sort of treason is this? It looks like even the NYT has come down cleanly on Putin’s side:

“Much of the concern among American officials has focused on two groups that acknowledge ties to Al Qaeda. These groups — the Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — have attracted foreign jihadis, used terrorist tactics and vowed to create a society in Syria ruled by their severe interpretation of Islamic law.”

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“The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as “the Uncle,” fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner’s head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet.”

And these are the good guys? Boy, possibly for the first time in his adult life, Barack Hussein Obama can accurately cite his favorite line: he really did inherit a big mess; from himself, unfortunately.

Butt I think I’ve found a face-saving out for him; right here, buried deep in the NYT article:

“The video ends abruptly after his fighters dump the soldiers’ broken bodies into a well.

I’m quite certain the EPA Crimes Against Humanity Task Force would disapprove of that type of water pollution; oh sure, it isn’t as bad as mining or – God-forbid - fracking, butt do we really want to condone that type of behavior?

Chapter VIII, The Queen’s Croquet-Ground, by Lewis Carroll*

A large rose tree stood near the entrance to the garden:the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red.'

Alice thought this a very curious thing, and she went nearer to watch them, and just as she came up to them she heard one of them say, `Look out now, Five! Don't go splashing paint over me like that!

`I couldn't help it,' said Five, in a sulky tone; `Seven jogged my elbow.'

On which Seven looked up and said, `That's right, Five! Always lay the blame on others!'

james_carvilleJames Carville re. Syria on the O’Reilly Factor last night:

O’REILLY: You’re going to blame Bush?

                                   CARVILLE: Of course,

`YOU'D better not talk!'said Five. `I heard the Queen say only yesterday you deserved to be beheaded!'

`What for?' said the one who had spoken first.

`That's none of YOUR business, Two!' said Seven.

`Yes, it IS his business!' said Five, `and I'll tell him--it was for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions.'

Screenshot Studio capture #1324Al-Qaeda-linked rebels assault Syrian Christian village: tulip roots

Seven flung down his brush, and had just begun `Well, of all the unjust things--' when his eye chanced to fall upon Alice, as she stood watching them, and he checked himself suddenly: the others looked round also, and all of them bowed low. `Would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, `why you are painting those roses?'

Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two.

Two began in a low voice, `Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a RED rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake;

screen_shot_2013-05-16_at_10_02_24_pm_si_It’s so hard to tell them apart before they’re in full bloom

and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off, you know. So you see, Miss, we're doing our best, afore she comes, to--' At this moment Five, who had been anxiously looking across the garden, called out `The Queen! The Queen!' and the three gardeners instantly threw themselves flat upon their faces.

There was a sound of many footsteps, and Alice looked round, eager to see the Queen:

BO-red queenHonestly Vladie, I’m just not sure how much more flexibility I’ve got.

 

cheshire MOTUS copy* An old story that bears retelling, again and again with this Red Queen

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Obama’s Syrian Objective: “It doesn’t matter which way you go, so long as I get somewhere.”

This morning, Big Guy is in Sweden, rambling on and on speaking at length about Syria; explaining and re-explaining that the red line that has been attributed to him was actually the world’s red line – here-to-forth known as “le ligne rouge dans le sable.” 

This new tact is no doubt the work of his old trusted team of really big brains: the Axelrod, Gibbs, Plouffe and Favreau Brain Squad (BS) team was called into an emergency session yesterday to “coordinate the administration’s message strategy on Syria,” as it continued to spin totally out of control, i.e., Big Guy’s favorability polls are dropping like rockets. Because everyone knows that what we need now, more than a strategy, is a message strategy.

destination unknown4Destination Unknown, butt we’re sending a harsh message never-the-less

Maybe the BS would be better utilized going to work for General Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who’s still unable to tell Congress exactly what the U.S. is seeking to accomplish in Syria.

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Butt we’ve got a lot of Cheshire cats really big brains to help us discover the purpose to be gained by bombing the Syrians:

Screenshot Studio capture #1322BS team: Plouffe-daddy, Jon Favreau (groping Hil), Axe-man and Baghdad Bob

Also helpful for the folks back home was BO’s explanation that his politics – sometimes called “socialist” by his critics in the US – would be considered center of the political spectrum, or possibly even center left or right in Europe. Let the record reflect however that since Europe already is socialist, being in the middle of the pack or even “slightly left or right of center” still ensconces you firmly in the socialist camp. Not to let nits like that get in the way of a good point.

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Then Big Guy continued, painfully, stumbling and stuttering obviously jet-lagged, to slog his way through the press conference. He took the opportunity to respond to any question he was asked with yet more insights into why he decided le ligne rouge dans le sable drawn by the whole WORLD should be responded to by US forces, exclusively. Without the UN’s blessings.

This turn of tables is clearly the result of having called in the Brain Squad (BS) whose sole strategy in the past has been to blame stuff on everybody else.  BO then criticized the do-nothing Congress for dithering on the authorization of his “Syria Accountability Act” or, as ACE calls it, “Operation Enduring Hesitation.”  And while the BS team likes that turn of phrase, they’ve softened it to “Operation Enduring Dithering.”

Anyway, then some Swedish reporter spoiled everything by asking BO to reconcile his previously stated “eloquent position on non-violence” to his proposed strike on Syria. Big Guy directed her to read the speech he gave when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, in which he said he “was not worthy.” Boy, that’s become painfully obvious, hasn’t it?

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Ohatter-wm copy“You will follow me down this rabbit hole to wherever it leads.”

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Trumka: Mistakes Were Made

Who could have seen this coming? – “Obama's Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable.”

For the vast majority of Americans, premium prices will be higher in the individual exchange than what they’re currently paying for employer-sponsored benefits, according to a National Journal analysis of new coverage and cost data. Adding even more out-of-pocket expenses to consumers’ monthly insurance bills is a swell in deductibles under the Affordable Care Act.

Health law proponents have excused the rate hikes by saying the prices in the exchange won’t apply to the millions receiving coverage from their employers. But that’s only if employers continue to offer that coverage–something that’s looking increasingly uncertain.

Do you mean that a nearly universal healthcare system imagined by the smartest man ever to be President of the United States, designed by select Special Interest Groups and built by Congress’ elite team of bureaucrats isn’t going to work?

The%20Trojan%20HorseA camel built by a confederacy of dunces

According to somebody who should know, Dick Trumka, it sounds like mistakes were made.

mistakes-were-made-35562I thought I could sneak in on my little cat feet, when all of sudden the ground slipped out from under me.


“It still needs to be tweaked,” said Trumka, who pointed to the possibility that union members will lose their health insurance because of the inability of some union plans to qualify for federal tax subsidies.


“ObamaCare is a major step in the right direction but yeah, I said, we made some mistakes,” Trumka told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.
“We have been working with the administration to find solutions to the inadvertent holes in the act,” Trumka said.

parking_lot_disasters_02 Yes, there are definitely “holes” in this act

“We are working to try solve problems, just like they tried to solve problems with employers, with large business and small business groups.”

I guess that means giving unions more delays? And subsidies? And if that doesn’t work, waivers? That will certainly make Obamacare “more affordable” for the rest of us.

All I know is that somebody better defund and repeal this mess correct this mistake like pronto; before somebody losses their job over it:  Citing Obamacare, 40,000 Longshoremen Quit the AFL-CIO.

Richard_Trumka_yell-550x216Ouch! That hurts where it counts: our membership fees

Apparently the Longshoremen have no problem with universal, single-payer government provided health care:

The ILWU President made it clear they are for a single-payer, nationalized healthcare policy,

as long as it’s not for them:

and are upset with the AFL-CIO for going along with Obama on the confiscatory tax on their “Cadillac” healthcare plan.

Just like Congress.

obamacare for thee

Apparently the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)can’t believe that their own (former) union would stab them in the back like that.

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Note to self: elections have consequences. Even the confederacy of dunces building the Obamacare Trojan Horse couldn’t imagine that it would turn out to be a giant ass.

untitledOBAMA: One Big-Assed Mistake America

 

nixon-obama compositeMistakes were made, butt I am not a crook.

So before we all get distracted by the start of WWIII in the Middle East, let’s just see how we are all feeling about Obamacare today, shall we?

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Hey Trumka, MLK called; he wants his dream back.

Today, America celebrates the 100 anniversary of the first federal Labor Day holiday. In honor of the day, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, Richard Trumka takes the opportunity to address the workers of America:

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“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for solidarity in the history of our nation.  

Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beckoning light of hope to millions of working slaves who had been seared in the flames of big business’ withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

grover cleveland2Grover Cleveland, at the resolute desk, feet planted on floor, signs Labor Day holiday into law, 1913

Butt one hundred years later the American laborer is still not free. One hundred years later the life of the laborer is still sadly crippled by the manacles of anti-unionism and the chains of right-to-work laws.

Union_Label_ObamaDon’t vote for anti-unionists

One hundred years later the have-not laborer lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of the haves material prosperity.

welcome to detroit we've changedLonely island of poverty: former auto assembly plant, Detroit

One hundred years later the laborer is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land.

chrysler happy mealChrysler workers forced into an abandoned field in Detroit in order to enjoy their “happy meal” on their lunch break

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

crowder decked by union thugFox News contributor Steven Crowder assaulted by the “majestic height” of a Teamster thug at Michigan’s RTW rally

So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

WA-state-public-union-WorkersThe dream: “Full” Employment

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created to be unionized."

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I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former mill workers and the sons of former mill owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Wisconsin, a state sweltering with the heat of labor injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of economic freedom and social justice.

WisconsinSalaryAnd only 3 months off! Outrageous.

I have a dream that little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their collars butt by the content of their character.

seiu-thugs(see assault on Steven Crowder, above)

I have a dream that one day up in Wisconsin, with its vicious anti-unionism, with its Governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right there in Wisconsin little blue collar boys and pink collar girls will be able to join hands with little white collar boys and girls as sisters and brothers.

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I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places plains, and the crooked places will be made straight, and before the Lord will be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

Detroit’s all over that “making every hill and mountain” low.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the mount with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the genuine discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of Union brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, pray together; to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom forever, knowing that we will be free one day.

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And when this happens, when we allow unions to reign, when we let them reign from every village and hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, AFLCIO members, AFSME members, UAW members, and SEIU members will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we're free at last!"

GTY_big_mac_tk_130731_16x9_608Would you like some $10 fries with that $15 Big Mac?

And by “free” I mean free to follow your bliss; free to pursue your own special talents, and free to just relax and enjoy life – like our President.

And now, for more on that, here’s a statement from President Obama himself: your political, philosophical and spiritual leader.”

 

 

Notice: My lawyers would like me to advise you that the above is not a real letter from Barack Hussein Obama.

P.S. They also want me to advise you that Richard Trumka did not give that speech. I made it up.

That is all.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

National Defense Takes a Vacation in the Age of Obama

After yesterday’s Rose Garden statement, world reaction was mixed.

Some called it weak, bungled diplomacy or an embarrassment of indecision; others just called it “a mess.” One of the kinder commentators, Charles Krauthammer, said it was like an episode straight out of Amateur Hour.

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Let’s cut right to the chase: BO told the world that he feels that he has every right to frown on Syria’s use of chemical weapons on his own. Butt, having just been advised that this is a constitutional democracy, he’s going to use that loophole to seek Congress’ approval before leveling his lethal frown in Syria’s direction. Finally, a use for our do-nothing Congress: take the wrap for our failure to respond to Syria’s violation of Big Guy’s red line.

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“In a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted,”

Butt not, apparently, until after everybody gets back from summer vacation – sometime in the next month or so. Because, as we discussed here just last week, there is nothing more important to this transparent administration than vacays: not terror threats, not chemical attacks and not even “rhetorical flourishes” threatening military action.

summer vacay

In fact a little “me-time” is considered so crucial to this gang of choom-buddies and vacay-addicts that Big Guy issued an Executive Order, adding “vacations” to the base line of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: along with breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, homeostasis and excretion. He also deemed it to be a human right. (o/t – the same EO  removed “homeostasis” from the lineup and replaced it with “CHANGE”)

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Still, none of the above means that BO isn’t prepared at any moment to go ahead and give Syria a hard stare on his own. If Val-Jar says it’s OK. Or something. No wonder the Belgians and the Brits are laughing at us.

It seems to me that this should be a whole lot easier. Am I wrong, or is this stuff not covered in Parenting 101?

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“Never, ever, threaten a punishment that you’re not prepared to follow through on,” how difficult is that? “I swear, if you pound one more nail in that wall, you’re grounded for a year!” “Drop one more chemical weapon, and you’re blown to smithereens!”  Butt now it looks like we’ve punted the punishment phase to Congress.

That’s like saying “Wait till your father gets home, young man!” Except Dad is on vacation. For a month.

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So while we await to hear the wishes of the people expressed via our do-nothing Congress, what do you say we all get out there and enjoy what’s left of the summer? 

I know! Let’s play a round of golf!

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And don’t worry if you don’t understanding all the rules, we make them up as we go anyway; that way we always win.

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