Q. When is a war not a war?
A. When it is a “fairly significant counter-terrorist operation” (according to Jean Carré) rather than a “war per se” (according to Josh Earnest); when our State Department rejects the “notion” of us engaging in a “war” on terrorism” (according to Marie Harf) and when the Commander in Chief says that the group calling itself the “Islamic State” is neither Islamic…nor a state; ipso fatso, we can’t declare war on it.
And while we’re at it, perhaps someone can get to the bottom of this mystery too: who forgot to order the White House yard crew to cut the grass on the South Lawn for yesterday’s moment of silence on the National Day of Remembrance and Service?
Ankle high grass is really more appropriate for putting a herd out to pasture.
It’s not like 9-11 occurs on a different day every year. Although I suppose the crew may have assumed that the “remembrance” part had diminished in importance now that 9-11 is really more about “giving back.” By putting playground equipment together, or something:
President Barack Obama uses a ratchet wrench as he helps build a playground while participating in a service project at the Inspired Teaching School, a high-performing public charter school in northeast Washington, DC, to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance:
“KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to the bold goal of bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,000 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 7.4 million children.”
“KaBoom!” - really? You couldn’t find a less appropriately named non-profit to promote for our “September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance?”
I leave it up to you kids to sort this out, as I am going to be busy today getting the MOTUS Twilight Nocturne Lounge ready for this evening’s special event. Whoever used it last apparently left it not only in a mess, butt in serious need of restocking.
See you tonight: Happy Hour begins promptly at 5:00 EDT.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network