I need to power down for a bit this weekend, so I leave you with this to discuss amongst yourselves: From the Washington Free Beacon – some reporter had the audacity to press BHO on his waffling on the red line in Syria. So Big Guy schooled him on the fact that chlorine is just a toilet bowl cleanser:
During a press conference at Camp David, President Obama said that chlorine isn’t ‘historically’ a chemical weapon.
“We have seen reports about the use of chlorine in bombs that had the effect of chemical weapons. Chlorine, chlorine, itself, historically has not been listed as a chemical weapon, but when it is used in this fashion, can be considered a prohibited use of that particular chemical,” President Obama said.
“And so we’re working with the international community to investigate that and, in fact, if we have the kinds of confirmation that we need, we will, once again, work with the international community and the organization charged with monitoring compliance by the Syrian government, and we will reach out to patrons of Assad, like Russia, to put a stop to it.”
Except, umm, when it is a weapon of mass destruction:
And since we’re talking about certain inconsistencies of thought, here is your mandatory weekend reading assignment. There will be a pop quiz so be sure to read all of it: The Inconvenient Truth About Ghetto Communities’ Social Breakdown by the great Thomas Sowell.
We are told that such riots are a result of black poverty and white racism. But in fact — for those who still have some respect for facts — black poverty was far worse, and white racism was far worse, prior to 1960. But violent crime within black ghettos was far less. (snip)
You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility, and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.
Have a good weekend, peeps. If you have time, maybe you can bake some cookies for somebody you love.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network