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Too Many Things to Do Individual Posts

May 20, 2008

It seems there’s quite a bit of new Barack Obama news, and I might fill up WordPress’ servers if I did a new post for each one.  Where to start?  Lessee…

First, He warns us that Republicans have been scaring people since 1968 in order to win elections, then he of course goes right out and…scares the olderly folks by telling them John McCain is going to steal their Social Security and make them eat dog food.  (Okay, I made the last part up, but that exact scare line has been used against Republicans before)

“Let me be clear, privatizing Social Security was a bad idea when George W. Bush proposed it, it’s a bad idea today,” Obama said. “That’s why I stood up against this plan in the Senate and that’s why I won’t stand for it as president.”

Okay, that is the same Social Security that is already long ago bankrupt, right?  The one that just last year alone added $900 bln in new unfunded liabilities?  The one that went from 16 people paying in for every one drawing out when I was born, to about 4 to one now, projected to head for about two to one before I even retire?  Yeah, we don’t need any reform or anything, let’s just scare old folks so their children and grandchildren can eat the dog food so they don’t have to!

Next, He gets a bit testy about an ad that the Tennessee Republican Party ran, featuring the lovely Mrs Obama, telling them it was ‘unacceptable’, ‘low class’, and that we should ‘lay off my wife’.

Now, Barry, your Lovely Wife Loretta is putting herself out there on the stump, probably as much as you are.  What she says on your behalf is fair game.  If you don’t want her being brought into the campaign, then don’t bring her into the campaign.  Besides, exactly what is in this ad that she didn’t say?  Are those not her words, from her own mouth?

Last week, President Bush spoke in front of the Knesset in Israel, saying

“Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along,” the President said to the country’s legislative body, “We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”

Barack rather quickly took offense, and went on the offensive, even sending out the great international negotiator Jon Cary to lie for him, among others, despite Bush never mentioning Obama’s name, or even implying it was him.  One member of the dinosaur media even went so far as to say that What Hitler was demanding was not unreasonable, regarding Czechoslovakia.  Indeed, the White House denied Bush was speaking of Obama.  Speculation from the gitgo was that Bush was actually referring to Jimmy Carter, who has been playing kissy-face with Hamas recently.  Or, he could have been referring to Speaker Pelosi, who made a pilgrimage to Syria last year, to assure President Assad that we meant them no harm.  While at the same time, they were busy building a rogue nukular facility in the desert with the Nork’s assistance.  Which the Israelis promptly destroyed.  Bush could have been speaking in fact, of the Fwench, who seem to be reaching out to Hamas.

Which leads us to his statement that he of course would never negotiate with terrorists, unless of course they are the terrorists leading the leading terrorist group in the world, Iran.  Of course, he wanted “all those who have influence with Hezbollah” to “press them to stand down.”  That Hezbollah in Lebanon, taking them down into a new civil war.  The same Hezbollah who is a proxy for…Iran.  The Iranians who are ordering them to cause war on Lebanon, ordered them to make war on Israel, are going to ‘press them to stand down.’  Um hmmmm…and you’re going to go negotiate with Iran, unconditionally, right?

Which leads to the next lil’ fib, in which He claims that we “on the right have distorted and reframed” his views.” and that “…nobody said he would initiate contacts at the presidential level; that requires due preparation and advance work.”

Well, Barack, I think you, among many other politicians, seem to think that there is no such thing as this here Intrawebs Thingy.  You know, where things exist forever?  First, He said very clearly in last July’s debate, that he would, the NYT confirms this last November, it’s even on His own website!

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Speaking of our enemies, he seems to think that nations like Iran, Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela aren’t ‘serious threats’.  So…nations that repeatedly threaten us openly, are rather known for their training of insurrectionist forces in Columbia, Angola, El Salvador, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt aren’t a real threat?  Let’s ask Israel if they would agree with that assessment.  Or the Columbians, et al.

Of course, we can’t forget Sweetiegate, in which he told a Detroit female reporter who couldn’t get an answer to her question from him “Hold on one second, sweetie. We’ll do a press avail, thanks,”. 

Which of course, His Followers in the MSM promptly absolved him of any guilt in the matter.  Now, do you really think that they would have been quite so forgiving if it were, say, a Republican calling a woman Sweetie?

Then, He seemed to get the facts wrong about Afghanistan, Iraq, and the respective languages spoken while bashing the Iraq war.

You certainly can’t forget the ‘Hamas Hearts Obama’ story, in which the terrorist organization in the Middle East has set up a phone bank to cold call people in America, to urge them to vote for Him.  Yes, that’s right.  Terrorists are hoping for Obama to win.  Now, He claims that He wouldn’t negotiate with Hamas, but they sure do see something in Him they like.

Obama managed to kiss up to the mob, promising them He would call the dogs off the Teamsters, ending years’ worth of scrutiny.  The payback for their endorsement of Him, I guess.  I guess it’s okay though, since the Teamsters have no problems with corruption, right?

The Planet Is In Peril, and we must all sacrifice, right?  I mean, it is for the children you know.  Why, just yesterday, He was in Seattle, and told us that

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

This is the Obama who drove a Hemi V8 and a GMC Envoy until charged with hypocrisy, all the while claiming even back in 2006 “the blame for the world’s higher temperature rests on gas guzzling vehicles.”  In addition, he seems to be a Learjet Liberal, flitting to fundraisers in a private jet, getting whisked away from the airport in…you got it, eeevillle SUVs.  Typical for the Learjet Liberals, reduction of lifestyles is only for me, but not for thee.

There’s the Obama version of the Tuzla Dash, in which He kind of fibs about His reception at a speech on the automobile industry.  He claims he was laying down the law to automakers, and they were so offended at this, that ‘nobody clapped’.  Just one problem…they did.  Repeatedly.  Some enterprising soul put a little video together.  A compare and contrast, you might say.

How powerful is Obama?  He’s ‘been to all 57 states’!  He must have done the Time Warp Again and been to the future, in which Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and some others are all added on!  Now, I’m actually guessing He meant to say 47 or something, except that that doesn’t constitute ‘all’ the states either.  But hey, I’m feeling charitable, so let’s do much more for Him than the Left would do for McCain, and write it off to the wear and tear of campaigning ever since he took office in 2005!

I can’t let this go without mentioning the real problem with all these pesky little attacks.  It’s….pssstttt…Fox News.  And nameless, faceless goons!

“Part of it is because there have been these e-mails that have been sent out very systematically, presumably by various political opponents, although I don’t know who,” he said. “And there are a lot of voters who get their news from Fox News.

Yeah, that’s the ticket!  That’s why those bitter, clinging to their guns and religion, typical white folks in places like West Virginia and Kentucky aren’t voting for you!  Hey, it might even be the Joooooosss!

Of course, these things are all just ‘distractions’ and off limits just like we can’t call him a liberal, can’t question his toughness on the ‘WoT’, nor mention his far left views on social issues, can’t mention his background in Chicago, either.  These things have been laid down to us, and we are not to trespass.  The meme that any questioning at all is racism is already going around, and be prepared for it to really ramp up after the convention. 

Well, Diary, I guess I’ll close for now.  How’s about leaving you with a bit of levity, regarding Him before we go?

Barack Chamberlain

May 16, 2008

Today, President Bush spoke in front of the Knesset (their Parliament) while in country for the 60th anniversary since Israel’s modern birth.  while speaking, he had something to say about those who would negotiate with Iran, whether to get them to abandon their nukular weapons program they of course don’t have, or on their program to take over the whole islamic world and wipe Israel off the map.  Bush had this to say regarding the appeasement movement of today:

“Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along,” the President said to the country’s legislative body, “We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”

Seems rather obvious to me.  There was a massive appeasement movement both in England and right here in America.  Chamberlain’s infamous ‘Peace in our time’ speech came after his meeting with Hitler in Munich, dooming the Czechs.  Less than six months later, Hitler showed why appeasement doesn’t work.

Very quickly after Bush’s speech made the news here, Team Obamessiah took a bit of offense, saying

In a statement, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shot across the bow: “It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel’s independence to launch a false political attack. It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally Israel. Instead of tough talk and no action, we need to do what Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan did and use all elements of American power — including tough, principled, and direct diplomacy – to pressure countries like Iran and Syria. George Bush knows that I have never supported engagement with terrorists, and the President’s extraordinary politicization of foreign policy and the politics of fear do nothing to secure the American people or our stalwart ally Israel.”

Considering the fact that Bush mentioned no names in his comments, Obama sure does seem defensive!  Old Bill Shakespeare got it right in Much Ado About Nothing when he wrote ‘thou dost protesteth too much, methinks.’ 

The comments could be said to pertain to a large number of individuals in the Western world.  However, let’s assume Bush were talking about Barack Obama.  Why would he ever think such a thing?

Despite Obama claiming, as of a few days ago, that people on the right have ‘reframed’ his views, and that He would not meet unconditionally with Iran, or any other rogue state, LGF busted Him, going back to last July’s CNN debate.

QUESTION: In 1982, Anwar Sadat traveled to Israel, a trip that resulted in a peace agreement that has lasted ever since.

In the spirit of that type of bold leadership, would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?

OBAMA: I would. And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous.

 

Obama continues this idea to this very day, stating on his own website (as of today, even though the light has been shone on this matter five days ago)

Diplomacy: Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions. Now is the time to pressure Iran directly to change their troubling behavior. Obama would offer the Iranian regime a choice. If Iran abandons its nuclear program and support for terrorism, we will offer incentives like membership in the World Trade Organization, economic investments, and a move toward normal diplomatic relations. If Iran continues its troubling behavior, we will step up our economic pressure and political isolation. Seeking this kind of comprehensive settlement with Iran is our best way to make progress.

This is the same Iran whose leader promised to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ repeatedly, said yesterday that “Israel is dying and that its 60th anniversary celebrations are an attempt to prevent its “annihilation.”, and Israel is referred to as “filthy bacteria” and a “cancerous tumor” and Jews are characterized as “a bunch of bloodthirsty barbarians”. 

Okay, Barack, you want to meet unconditionally with these people?  The same ones whose very holy book orders them to kill Jews?  Repeatedly?

Obama has cried in his defense of meeting with Iran that he would talk to our enemies in the same manner as Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Truman.  A couple of problem with this: FDR never sat down with Hitler, or Tojo.  His diplomatic staff did, and look what all that talk got us.  WWII.  Truman met with Stalin, true, but did Uncle Joe cease to blockade West Berlin, or drop the Iron Curtain across Eastern Europe?  Reagan did in fact sit down with Gorbachev, after instituting the original Star Wars plan which 1) completely threatened any first strike capability and 2) any attempt to compete would utterly bankrupt the Soviet Union even faster than was going on.  Gorby knew he had no chance to compete against America, so he smartly sat down and struck a ballistic missile treaty which has served the world well. 

You don’t offer to negotiate with a dictator, unconditionally.  It only gives them legitimacy, makes you look weak, emboldening them, and dictators are rather infamous for telling you what you want to hear, to buy time, and keep on doing what they want when you walk out the door.  Looking like a paper tiger is what got us attacked on 9/11, among other attacks.

What we have been doing with Ahmadinnerjacket, and what Obama promises to kick into overdrive,  is akin to the parent with an unruly child, who constantly tells that child ‘now you stop that!  I mean it this time!  I’m really going to be upset this time!’  All the while, the child knows good and well Mom or Dad has no intention of ever doing a darned thing, and the behavior continues, unabated.

If there is any solution to the Iranian problem with nukes, it lies in the TR philosophy of ‘speak softly and carry a big stick’.  Tell your enemy how it’s going to be, without bluster.  While showing him that there will be real consequences if he doesn’t comply.  If he comes along, then great.  If not, then whack him with the stick you showed him.  Every parent knows that if you aren’t willing to back up your threats, then your situation will be worse than if you never made them at all.

UPDATE:  Barack’s partner in diplomacy says “The Hidden Imam manages all the affairs of the world.”  When someone is so religiously oriented that he believes the last in muhammed’s bloodline has been living at the bottom of a well for over a thousand years, and will not return until his followers create total chaos in the world, and when he does, he will be the equivalent of Christ returning to Earth…  I don’t think The Obamessiah will be able to speak any magic words to deter such a nutburger from his plans to create that very chaos.  The man used city funds to create a special boulevard leading up to the Mahdi’s well, so he has a nice path to enter the city among adoring fans.  He doesn’t give a rat’s patoot what pretty words Obama has for him, for peace, when he doesn’t want anything but chaos. 

Complicity in Iran’s Anti-Gay Jihad

March 18, 2008

Robert Spencer has written in Frontpage Mag about the case of Mehdi Kazemi.  Kazemi is Iranian, a college student…and gay.  When he left for Britain three years ago, he found out that his partner had been executed.  For being gay.

Kazemi knew that he would be murdered at the hand of the state if he returned, and applied for asylum.  Britain rejected his application.  Why, you ask?  Because according to British authorities, Iran does not persecute homosexuals.  Uhh huh. 

He applied in the Netherlands, and they rejected him as well.  He has reapplied in Britain, and his case is up in the air at the moment. 

The Queen knighted Iqbal Sacranie, who cheered the Rushdie fatwa; London mayor Ken Livingstone honored the appalling terrorist defender Yusuf al-Qaradawi; and the Archbishop of Canterbury has called for a parallel system of sharia law in the U.K. Forty to sixty percent of Muslims in Britain tell pollsters they want sharia in that country, and every day the British government welcomes more immigrants who agree with them. Britain doles out massive amounts of financial support to schools that teach jihad, imams who preach it, and ordinary believers who support it; and it keeps accommodating sharia in various ways, most recently by deciding to recognize Muslim polygamy for the purposes of calculating welfare payments.

But this same government has now turned down an asylum request from somebody who – far from being a supporter of sharia and jihad – would be one immigrant from the Muslim world who would be a 100% guaranteed staunch believer in the freedoms for which Britons, in their finest hour, stood up alone against the Nazis. For all the irrational, despicable, and self-destructive acts of dhimmitude Her Majesty’s Government has committed in recent years, few things that it has done have demonstrated its utter moral blindness in the face of Islam more starkly than its refusal to offer sanctuary to Mehdi Kazemi.

Read the whole thing.  The dhimmitude of once Great Britain is appalling.  This is what awaits this young man if they reject his asylum request.

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Update:

There is a petition available online to support Kazemi.  As of this writing, there are 5,949 signatures.  Please go and lend your support to this man’s cause.  According to an update today, he is due to be deported to England from the Netherlands today, and he is in poor spirits.  Go, sign, if you have a blog, put this up.  This man deserves better than to be murdered at the hands of the mullahs.

Donate your kidney to fight Israel!

March 10, 2008

Via Carl In Jerusalem:

Just when you thought the Iranian regime could not get any lower, they have reached a new low.

“The ceremony will focus on designating rewards for the assassination of three Israeli top officials”. This is how the close-to-state website Farda describes an event to be held in Tehran. The three officials are Ehud Barack, Meir Dagan, and Amos Yadlin. The amount will be awarded for the “revolutionary execution” of these three individuals. The executive committee, which calls itself the “justice-seeking movements of students”, also registers people who would donate their kidney to help increases the reward [Persian].

But let’s keep pretending that they’re rational and really have no intention of nuking Israel.

I trust Carl, he does good stories, but sometimes you just look at something with disbelief.  I clicked over, and don’t read Farsi, but  this is a real Iranian news site the story is coming from.  Just as Hitler spoke out of both sides of his mouth in the 1930s, and the stupid leftist peaceniks fell for it, Ahmadinnerjacket and the Mad Mullahs (sounds like a punk rock band, no?) are doing the same today.  They have every intent of killing Jews.  They were already doing so with their proxies in Syria and Hezbollah, and now it’s confirmed that they have crossed over and made ties with the Sunni Hamas.  They were already pulling strings on both sides of the war in Iraq, to create chaos with the Great Satan, and they are playing both sides of it to create chaos in the Little Satan

These are evil people, and I fully believe that Iran is a part of the reason we went into Iraq.  All the reasons we gave for going in were fully valid, but this had to have been going on as well.  Create a stable, democratic (a reasonable facsimile, anyway) country next door, who is our friend, to counteract Iran’s effects in the region.  The plan got off track, but they’re back on track, and it’s working.  The military plan is working, the politics is getting on, and the people of Iraq see that we are their friends. 

U.S. captures Iranian special forces commander near Baghdad

March 4, 2008

Good news on this one, especially with the surprising news from the military that Iran is trying to weaken the Anbar Awakening, and help AQI.

Monday, March 3, 2008       Free Headline Alerts

U.S. captures Iranian special forces commander near Baghdad

BAGHDAD — The U.S.-led coalition has captured a senior Iranian operative who helped finance and equip Shi’ite militias.U.S. Army paratroopers detained the suspected senior leader of the Iranian-sponsored Special Groups network during an operation in Baghdad’s Beida neighborhood on Feb. 27.

Officials said the Special Groups was trained and equipped by Iran. They said the organization, believed to comprise a series of cells, introduced the Explosively-Formed Penetrator, designed to destroy U.S. — and other Western origin main battle tanks. 

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“The loss of yet another senior Special Groups leader places additional stress on the criminal Special Groups network,” Maj. Trey Rutherford, executive officer for the 2nd Bn., 325th Abn. Inf. Regt., said.”The network’s armament caches are being discovered and destroyed,” Rutherford said. “Even more importantly, the Special Groups element is being recognized by locals for what it is — a criminal force focused on instilling fear, for monetary profit, in the people they claim to protect.”The Special Groups was first detected in 2007 as the Mahdi Army became splintered into rival factions. Since August 2007, the Mahdi Army has honored a ceasefire against the U.S.-led coalition, a decision that raised the profile of the Special Groups.

Officials said the unidentified Special Groups leader was captured after he left Sadr City, the teeming Shi’ite area that serves as the headquarters for Iranian-sponsored militias. They said the suspect has been a key facilitator in the procurement and movement of weapons in northeast Baghdad. He was also said to have been involved in the abduction, torture and death of Iraqis.

The coalition and Iraq have been receiving increasing cooperation from Shi’ites in identifying and capturing operatives from the Special Groups. Officials said the organization has been mostly engaged in intimidating Shi’ite businessmen.

“The network is cornered in Sadr City, and every member of the criminal group who sets foot outside is being captured rapidly,” Rutherford said.

Good job guys, you’re making us proud.