Mr. Words Goes to Washington

President Obama is a man or words, not of deeds; so Rally Round the Pole (sans flag), Boys!

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And why should we expect anything different from someone who operates from the mini-context of a community organizer? “Words” is his only tool – his hammer. And every issue, every problem – domestic or foreign – looks just like a nail to Mr. Obama.

We manage our expectations of Mr. Obama by expecting nothing, and so far we have not been disappointed.

The President’s Middle East strategy speech was written as a damage-control-crowd-pleaser to combat the calamitous rise of his administration’s un-favorability ratings in the poles in the wake of ISIS beheadings of American reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff. Predictably, ISIS responded to Mr. Obama’s feckless threats by beheading British aid worker David Haines.

The President’s grand strategy is already backfiring, based on the lack of support at home from Democrats facing re-election and abroad from any potential allies. With just a little help from the President’s mainstream-media-sycophant friends, the whole thing may collapse entirely.

The unvarnished truth: We will never obliterate ISIS by bombing alone or by any other of Mr. Obama’s grand-strategy points. We will need the resolution of the American people to go it alone if necessary, a declaration of war, and boots on the ground – lots of boots on the ground, 60,000+ boots on the ground.

The likelihood of ever achieving that, short of a Pearl-Harbor-like event? Zero to none.

Human beings seem genetically incapable of learning anything from history. It may well take something like a mushroom cloud over an American city before we are ready to do the right thing – the thing that must be done.

Until then we are stuck with the impotent bleating of our incompetent president proclaiming, “Peace in out time.”

Expendables

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Why everything went wrong in Ferguson

You have a nasty thug boosting Swisher Sweets from the corner store and roughing up the merchant.

Then, like flies to a barnyard, you have swarms of race pimps breathlessly buzzing to the scene to further fuel the rage and delegitimize the very banner behind which they march.

Then come the “po-po,” dressed in military gear and riding in tanks of war — all of it the final designs of a big government welfare state that came to power promising to solve all your problems.

This black-clad brute force stings all the more deeply coming from the hand that delivers food stamps, free cell phones and health care for everyone. It is the moment that slaves of the Dependency State learn that government bestows only a false dignity upon them. Indeed, they are despised now more than ever.

Finally arrive the media, swooning to relive Freedom Summer in Selma. But these modern frauds come from such narrow and sheltered lives they don’t know the difference between ear plugs and rubber bullets.

What could possibly go wrong?

via HURT: Why everything went wrong in Ferguson – Washington Times.

Enter Governor Jay Nixon:

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Shows Us How Not to Govern

The late arrival in Ferguson, the disastrous curfew—the governor’s handling of the shooting of Michael Brown reveals how little our politicians have learned from the riots of the 1960s.

The images from Ferguson, Missouri, of protesters clashing with the police, of looters raiding local shops, the sirens, the tear gas, the gunshots, recall the long, hot summers of the 1960s.

It’s fair to ask what, if anything, local elected officials have learned in the intervening decades.

via Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Shows Us How Not to Govern – The Daily Beast.

Undaunted

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Spectacular shot of a body-boarder at Sandy Beach, Hawaii riding the wild surf churned up by tropical storm Iselle yesterday. Note the Blow Hole spouting foam in the background.

Religion of peace

Interesting: Palestinian worshipers in the “religion of peace” derive their self-worth from murdering Israelis.

What would these people do without the Jews to blame everything on?

Sad fact is, progress only occurs when we finally give up being life’s victims and begin to take responsibility for ourselves.

Former PA Official: Firing Rockets at Israel ‘Restores Our Human Dignity’

And as long as Palestinians derive their sense of human dignity from killing Israelis, peace will never be possible.

via Former PA Official: Firing Rockets at Israel ‘Restores Our Human Dignity’ « Commentary Magazine.

What’s past is prologue

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

Found this compelling and prophetic email in the in-box this morning:

The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come.’

‘My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

‘We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.’

‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.’

‘The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China ‘s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.’

‘The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda , which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

‘History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.’

‘Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.’

‘Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa , too, while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.’

‘In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.’

‘In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.’

‘As for us [we] who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.’

Heaven and Hell

Good one.

The gateway between Heaven and Hell is broken. No one can get into the underworld. As a result, the lobby where the souls of the newly dead must wait to be judged is getting very crowded.

The archangel Gabriel calls Satan.

“According to our contract, it’s your job to fix this,” Gabriel says.

“I know,” Satan says, “but what can I tell you, Gabe? My handymen all went on strike.

”“That’s not my problem,” Gabriel says. “We have a contract.”

“Look, be reasonable,” Satan says. “They’ll get to it, maybe next Thursday.”

“You leave me no choice,” Gabriel says. “We’ll have to sue.”

“Oh, come on,” Satan says. “Where are you going to find a lawyer?”

via « The Heaven and Hell Joke Commentary Magazine.

Japan reacts to First Lady’s snub

Some in Japan are pissed at Michelle Obama’s absence during her husband’s Tokyo visit this month – particularly in light of her extensive vacation in China last May.

Guess it’s time for Obama to move on, having run out of people to alienate in America.

The Obamas’ failed marriage and looming divorce is an ‘open secret,’ claims a member of Japan’s parliament, and the president is using the Secret Service to hide his affairs
A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it’s an ‘open secret’ that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs.

via The Obamas’ failed marriage and looming divorce is an ‘open secret,’ claims a member of Japan’s parliament, and the president is using the Secret Service to hide his affairs | Mail Online.