Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Smart Diplomacy"

***This is the kind of thing that happens when you elect a man with no military experience, no job experience, no experience at anything other than having elections handed to him by the media.

Taliban joyous over Bergdahl swap.

This is sickening. Oh, and listen to Obama crow about it - never mentioning who exactly it was he let go.

There are good reasons why the Taliban has long wanted the five freed from Gitmo. All five are among the Taliban’s top commanders in U.S. custody and are still revered in jihadist circles.
Two of the five have been wanted by the UN for war crimes. And because of their prowess, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) deemed all five of them “high” risks to the U.S. and its allies. 

More insidious is Bergdahl himself - this is what his father tweeted, it has now been deleted:


Hmmmm...Kinda sounds like he's for the other side, doesn't it?

Obama broke the law in order to do this - but what is the law to a president who has nothing but disdain for it, as he has proven time and time again?

Top Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out.
“Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl’s release may have consequences for the rest of our forces and all Americans. Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. McKeon (R-Calif.) and the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, James M. Inhofe (Okla.), said in a joint statement.
Lawmakers were not notified of the Guantanamo detainees’ transfer until after it occurred.
The law requires the defense secretary to notify relevant congressional committees at least 30 days before making any transfers of prisoners, to explain the reason and to provide assurances that those released would not be in a position to reengage in activities that could threaten the United States or its interests.

Bah. Laws are for the little people. He's desperate to act tough, to be taken seriously again on the international stage, so who cares what the law says? They'll spin it, and the media will cover his skinny butt once again.

***GOP candidates show signs of retreat on Obamacare as midterms approach. Well, they seem to be all about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, don't they? Don't you just love seeing the words "GOP" and "retreat" in the same sentence? I'm gonna barf.

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***115 lb woman wins hot dog eating contest. That always amazes me. Seems the winners are always tiny little things.

Michelle Lesco is petite, but the 115-pound competitive eater still managed to gobble down more than 28 hot dogs -- and buns -- to win an eating contest in suburban Chicago.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the Arizona native won Saturday's qualifiers for the July 4 hot dog-eating contest at New York's Coney Island.
The competition in Bloomingdale, about 20 miles from Chicago, was one more than a dozen preliminary rounds before the main event. Eight people faced off to see who could eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes.
Lesco set a new Illinois record and beat Eric "Badlands" Booker, who gobbled more than 27 hot dogs. He weighs about four times that of Lesco.
After winning, Lesco said: "I can't wait to burp."

***George Clooney mulls running for office. Just what we need, another ignorant Hollywood liberal in office.

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Yeesh.

***And Then Some from Inspirational Words of Wisdom


Recently, I was talking with a friend and they were telling me about a speech they had read. The speech was about a salesman and the one simple principal of success that he saw over and over again in successful people. He saw:

  • They were successful in obtaining top positions because when it came to their work, they did what needed to be done and then some.
  • They had the happiest families and these were not the ones that were rich but the ones who spent time with each other, helped each other, and had respect for each other, and then some.
  • They had strong friendships because they were friends who were good friends, and then some.
  • They were always willing to help out, were kind, and thoughtful, and then some.
  • In any situation, you knew you could always count on them and then some.
  • They never gave up on any goals; when met with challenges they took action to over come the challenges and then some.
A Simple Principle
These three little words "and then some" are full of wisdom when you think about it. When I started thinking about it, you can apply these inspirational words to any situation in your life. You can always do what is needed to be done and then some. If you apply this principle, you will find that you will find success because over time "and then some" adds up to success.
 


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***The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people
Woodrow Wilson

***Have a great day!

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