Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tepid Response from a Dying Superpower

***I am so tired of watching people make excuses for this shell of a president we have. I'm tired of watching the media cover for him, trying to focus our attention on anything other than what a failure he has been. Mark Steyn has an excellent piece up at National Review.

In the real America, the president is too busy to attend the security briefing on the morning after a national debacle, but he does have time to do Letterman and appear on a hip-hop radio show hosted by “The Pimp with a Limp.” In the real State Department, the U.S. embassy in Cairo is guarded by Marines with no ammunition, but they do enjoy the soft-power muscle of a Foreign Service officer, one Lloyd Schwartz, tweeting frenziedly into cyberspace (including a whole chain directed at my own Twitter handle, for some reason) about how America deplores insensitive people who are so insensitively insensitive that they don’t respectfully respect all religions equally respectfully and sensitively, even as the raging mob is pouring through the gates.

He asks some very good questions:

The men who organized this attack knew the ambassador would be at the consulate in Benghazi rather than at the embassy in Tripoli. How did that happen? They knew when he had been moved from the consulate to a “safe house,” and switched their attentions accordingly. How did that happen? The United States government lost track of its ambassador for ten hours. How did that happen? Perhaps, when they’ve investigated Mitt Romney’s press release for another three or four weeks, the court eunuchs of the American media might like to look into some of these fascinating questions, instead of leaving the only interesting reporting on an American story to the foreign press. 

I'm sure there's a lot more outrage in America than the media is letting on. I only hope there's enough.

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***THIS will never see the light of day in the mainstream media:

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt laid the blame for the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the Benghazi, Libya American mission on Hillary Clinton and the State Department:

The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards and an outhouse for a mission, you’re inviting it.
Earlier, on Howie Carr's radio show Thursday, Colonel Hunt said that the American mission at Benghazi "was like a cardboard building, there wasn't even bullet proof glass." In addition, Hunt said the security guards inside the mission didn't have bullets:
Howie Carr: They weren't allowed to have bullets, is that correct? 
Colonel Hunt: That's true. They were private security. The rules of engagement were ridiculous.

Our "leaders" are cowards, putting our people overseas at risk. Simple as that.

***U.S. credit rating cut again. 

***Liberal activist judge strikes down Wisconsin collective bargaining law. Think about this. An unelected official has overruled the will of the people, who elected the governor and legislature that passed this. We will get more of the same if Obama is re-elected. This is the kind of "rule" Democrats like. Can't win at the ballot box? Overrule it in the courts! To hell with the people! We don't know what's good for us, you know.

***Abject stupidity: Michelle Obama agrees with Dr. Oz that obesity is our greatest national security issue. I'm speechless.

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***They might call this "fashion," I call it ugly.

                                                                    Talk about a "girly man"...

                                                                 Yes, folks, this is a ... male.

                                                Not sure what this is...

***Metabolism myths. This is interesting.

***Ew...Miley Cyrus' haircut is...what's the word...UGLY.



***I've heard it all, now there's the "Starbucks diet."

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IF

-- By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

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***For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

***Have a great day!

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