Now that the President has made regime change in Libya a personal goal, his war there will be a failure if Khaddafi and his family wind up staying in power. Thus, his belief that he can prosecute this war from the air and in a limited way and without calling it war and without appearing to be responsible for it is delusional. Obama has abandoned so many of his own anti-war principles that he is simply incredible. Will his partisans hold him responsible? No, but some of the more clever ones might try to show they have a little intellectual integrity by criticizing him by proxy in criticizing his Administration, particulary Hillary. They’ll use her as soon as things turn so bad that not even Sulzberger or Immelt or Soros could work to hide it from the public.
Bottom line: the President waited too long to defend the people of Libya against their own government. By missing the window so badly, this war will be prolonged. And it may even turn Obama’s uncritical masses in the soft middle against him.
Reagan tried to kill Khaddafi; Obama now must kill Khaddafi.
Obama could have rattled off that same laundry list with the same robotic delivery several days ago when some word of resistance from the President of the United States to Khadaffi and his bully-boy spawn might have made a greater difference to the revolutionaries in Libya. What a bloodless ideologue you Democrats have foisted upon us. Obama is here to help kill the Hegemon and exonerate the post-American foe.
And you’re here to help him.
Has the President of the United States had anything to say about this Col. Khadaffi business today? The neo-isolationism of this Democratic regime in Washington is appalling.
And what about that smarmy bastard son of his sitting there like a pimp on the TV this past weekend telling the Libyan people that he and the old man will slaughter or starve as many of them as necessary? WTF?!
Note to the Hope-n-Change artist: if the diplomatic corps of the Libyan regime itself has the courage to stand there before the world demanding that Khadaffi be tried for war crimes, you’re probably free and clear to say a few words on the topic yourself. Have a care, Barry, and see what you can do to bring some stability to the oil markets and some hope of solidarity to the Libyan people.
Just think about all the eerie similarities between the Religion of Global Warming and certain monotheisms we know:
There’s certainly prophecy.
As well as eschatology.
And a seemingly inexhaustible measure of zealotry.
Did I mention disputes over doctrine and the constant striving for orthodoxy, generally?
Could also mention tithing and rituals and martyrdom and all the lying.
Lying? You bet. There’s a lot of nonsense that one is obligated to believe. Credo quia absurdum. But the hippies don’t see it my way. Instead, they believe themselves to be heroic saviors of the Earth because of where they come down on the “issue” of carbon dioxide.
This carbon tax that Henry Waxman and other discredited Californios are trying to implement is a giant fucking Socialist power grab. Wherever you live, tell your Congressman that you don’t want to fork over a mortgage payment’s worth of taxes every year to some United Nations-managed treasury of carbon-meritoriousness. This is a scam, dude. A post-American economy-destroying scam intended to enrich the Democratic Party and its collaborators.
The surest evidence that what we are witnessing in this country is a Socialist power grab is the Democrats’ pursuit of the carbon tax. It is a measure that, by any measure, is unnecessary and highly ideological. The Leftists have convinced themselves, however, that their ideology in this regard is entirely justified by Science. Therefore, they seek to impose a tax on fossil fuels that will immediately burden the Little Man in the name of [higher reason]. And to what other end and into whose pockets? Well, uh, we’ll get to that later. But Science is God and God says let there be penance paid and sins remitted. The United Nations, I guess, will become the Arbiter of Nations and administer the programs funded by this disgusting tithe that is to be extracted from the pocketbooks and wallets of the American People.
To the Marxist, every truth may be divined by a deconstruction of the economics of a particular society, but there are equally essential cultural considerations that are never fully weighed by these people. There are morals and mores and folkways that do not submit to the quantifications and the soulless calculations of the America-hating Leftist because he pursues only [economic and scientific truth].
But do not doubt the turbulence of the thought now coursing through the ranks of what Nixon called the Great Silent Majority. I predict there will be moments of full volume to come when real Americans will speak out against this crime and demand proportion from their Government again and at last.
Barack Obama’s glib and assholish response to a recent question put to him regarding the legalization of marihuana really pissed me off. A very large number of people submitted questions to him about this online for his so-called town hall meeting on Thursday and here is how he dismissed them:
I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy — (laughter) — and job creation. And I don’t know what this says about the online audience — (laughter) — but I just want — I don’t want people to think that — this was a fairly popular question; we want to make sure that it was answered. The answer is, no, I don’t think that is a good strategy — (laughter) — to grow our economy. (Applause.)
No rationale given, no acknowledgement of the seriousness of the question, no nothing: just the usual ignorance from someone who is in a position to finally stop a very wasteful and destructive front in the so-called War on Drugs —but who will not because of his essential cowardice.
The question isn’t going away, Barry. Hemp is for victory. You’ve got the wife out in the backyard growing vegetables, so why are you afraid of this plant? Hell, you’re a tobacco smoker! You fucking smoke poison every day of the week —so what is your argument against marihuana? Well, there isn’t one —unless you’re an asshole who would prefer to keep marihuana illegal as a pretext for prosecuting and investigating other actual crimes.
At some point, critical political mass will be reached and the logic of ending the criminalization of marihuana will become inescapable. You want cellulosic ethanol? Industrial grade hemp will give you that. It will also give you tens of thousands of “green jobs.” Those are the good ones, right? The ones that don’t get “shipped overseas”? You want natural alternatives to pharmaceutical pain management for people fighting cancer and other diseases? Safely and domestically grown marihuana varieties will give you that. They will also give you hundreds of thousands of home farmers and cottage industrialists of every imaginable kind. And do you want to see a dramatic reduction in the violence and lawlessness inflicted on this country by the smuggling operations of the Mexican criminal class? Then disincentivize what they do, dumbass! After 70 years of ostensibly trying to stop marihuana, how about some real change in the Government’s “thinking” for once?
Eric Holder suggests that changes are coming in the War on Drugs:
San Francisco — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sending strong signals that President Obama – who as a candidate said states should be allowed to make their own rules on medical marijuana – will end raids on pot dispensaries in California.
Asked at a Washington news conference Wednesday about Drug Enforcement Administration raids in California since Obama took office last month, Holder said the administration has changed its policy.
“What the president said during the campaign, you’ll be surprised to know, will be consistent with what we’ll be doing here in law enforcement,” he said. “What he said during the campaign is now American policy.”
“You’ll be surprised to know”? Why? Just because Obama was in favor of liberalizing the policy as a candidate, then allowed the raids to continue once in office, and now is reversing himself again?
There’s no doubt that the criminalization of marihuana in America makes for stupid and counterproductive policy and law. How much more effective would our border security be if the rationale for smuggling marihuana into our country were disincentivized? Only those drug dealers who were intent on moving coke and crank and other hardcore drugs into this country would find it worth the risk. And since their numbers are much smaller, our present interdictions would thereby become proportionately more effective.
I applaud the President and his race-baiting attorney general for this important first step towards full legalization, and I hope they are not bullied off their position by the drug war absolutists whose lack of common sense is destroying lives, wasting money, and undermining our border security.
Drudge links to this Bloomberg report:
Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s administration will examine a “buy American” requirement in economic stimulus legislation that has raised concern among U.S. trading partners, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.
The administration “will review that particular provision,” Gibbs said today at his regular briefing. The president’s advisers understand “all of the concerns that have been heard, not only in this room, but in newspapers produced both up north and down south.”
It may have made the citizens of the world all warm and fuzzy to watch Barack Hussein Obama take the White House —and it may have given liberal partisans great satisfaction to see the stranglehold of the Democratic Party on Washington strengthened— but the reality of a Leftist America is one that will soon unnerve the whole planet and invite new disasters. The first post-American American President is some sort of internationalist, right? I certainly regard him as a cosmopolitan. I am interested in knowing how he is going to reconcile that with trade protectionism here in Unionized and Subsidized America. Our trading partners and neighbors depend on us —and now his own party wants to withdraw and make this Plantation America.
Which is Leftist America’s most ferverent secret wish.
ADDENDUM: “Ferverent” is more interesting than “fervent,” which is somehow lacking, perhaps in its induplicative labio-dentality. If you’re already in tha hiz-ood, the extra syllable is effortless and cold kickin’ it ai’ght p/0<3
I just watched about as much as I’m ever going to watch of Al Gore’s world-changing masterpiece An Incovenient Truth. It was something I had DVR’d off the Science Channel, so I can only hope that none of his sage insights were lost to the commercial breaks. And I stuck it out, too, for probably 90 percent of the whole sermon, so give me my propers.
The verdict? It is easily the most self-serving product I have ever seen a politician deliver. It was like a cross between Nixon’s Checkers Speech and a highly speculative episode of NOVA, like that one they did about the species of hobbit-people who once lived on the island of Flores. The Gorebot is a doctrinaire man and only superficially recognizant of systems that exist off the program. But this was the apologia he had burned to issue, so peace be upon him. What is it to me? Gore was an example to me in my early 20s, but now he is an object lesson. He doesn’t practice as he preaches, so he’s easy to ignore.
I don’t understand why T. Boone Pickens has put his much-touted wind energy plans on hold. Does he know something about the mid-term future of fossil fuels that the rest of us do not? Regardless of how much he’s invested in wind-tech thus far, it rather undermines the seriousness of his recent proposition that we are facing a crisis when this is how he responds to such a drop as we have lately seen —albeit a pretty huge one— in the prices of oil and gas. It just seems strange. Pickens is in the last quarter of his life —and you gotta figure he’s got the mortgage covered— so why wouldn’t he persist with the next big thing?
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