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Keeping Us Safe From – Republicans, of Course

Posted by Nancy on December 31, 2009

The Obama administration, ever vigilant about homeland security and our safety, is in “full defensive spin mode” after near catastrophe by the Underwear Bomber.

And what are they defending us from?  Why, Republican electoral wins, of course.  Read the whole article here.

On December 26…senior Obama White House aides, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod and new White House counsel Robert Bauer, ordered staff to begin researching similar breakdowns — if any — from the Bush Administration.

“The idea was that we’d show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could,” says a staffer in the counsel’s office. “We were told that classified material involving anything related to al Qaeda operating in Yemen or Nigeria was fair game and that we’d declassify it if necessary.”

They’re trying to find a flaw to – what?  Claim two wrongs make a right?  That will undoubtedly impress al-Qaeda and keep them from trying to blow us up in the future.  And don’t you just love the idea of rooting through classified material for the sole purpose of political gain – at the expense of homeland security?  

Other administration sources also say a flurry of memos were generated on December 26th, 27th, and 28th, which developed talking points about how Obama’s decision to effectively shut down the Homeland Security Council… had nothing to do with what Obama called a “catastrophic” failure on Christmas Day.

Are you feeling safer now?  Why, Obama’s actions have no consequences!  But it keeps getting worse, and really scary, as their incompetence becomes ever more obvious.

“This White House doesn’t view the Northwest [Airlines] failure as one of national security, it’s a political issue,” says the White House source. “That’s why Axelrod and Emanuel are driving the issue.”

Axelrod, who has no foreign policy or national security experience beyond occasionally consulting with liberal or progressive candidates running for political office in foreign countries, has been actively participating in national security briefings from the beginning of the administration. He has also sat in on Obama’s “war council” meetings, providing Obama with suggestions in both venues based on what he knows about polling and public opinion data, say several White House sources.

Say it isn’t so.  Decisions on international politics and our safety are made based on public opinion data instead of information from defense experts?  I don’t know about you, but I am shocked, shocked! to learn this.

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Emperor Obama’s Racist Clothes

Posted by Nancy on December 30, 2009

It’s about time we put vitiation for white guilt behind us and worry about the safety of our country.  Shelby Steele has an opinion column in today’s Wall Street Journal that illuminates the matter precisely:

America still has a race problem, though not the one that conventional wisdom would suggest: the racism of whites toward blacks. Old fashioned white racism has lost its legitimacy in the world and become an almost universal disgrace.

The essence of our new “post-modern” race problem can be seen in the parable of the emperor’s new clothes. The emperor was told by his swindling tailors that people who could not see his new clothes were stupid and incompetent. So when his new clothes arrived and he could not see them, he put them on anyway so that no one would think him stupid and incompetent. And when he appeared before his people in these new clothes, they too—not wanting to appear stupid and incompetent—exclaimed the beauty of his wardrobe. It was finally a mere child who said, “The emperor has no clothes.”

Our President has no clothes.

Barack Obama, elegant and professorially articulate, was an invitation to sophistication that America simply could not bring itself to turn down. If “hope and change” was an empty political slogan, it was also beautiful clothing that people could passionately describe without ever having seen.  [snip]

Mr. Obama won the presidency by achieving a symbiotic bond with the American people: He would labor not to show himself, and Americans would labor not to see him.

It is not only the Emperor’s New Clothes that cannot be seen, though.  According to Steele, Obama has no clothes at all.

I think that Mr. Obama is not just inexperienced; he is also hampered by a distinct inner emptiness—not an emptiness that comes from stupidity or a lack of ability but an emptiness that has been actually nurtured and developed as an adaptation to the political world.  [snip]

But then Mr. Obama always knew that his greatest appeal was not as a leader but as a cultural symbol. He always wore the bargainer’s mask—winning the loyalty and gratitude of whites by flattering them with his racial trust: I will presume that you are not a racist if you will not hold my race against me.

A leader is developed by years of testing the world and personal convictions.  A leader finds out through trial and error what he or she truly believes in, then is an advocate of that belief to others.  A person cannot be a leader if they have emptied themselves of convictions and refused to take principled stands – as witnessed by Obama’s voting “Present” 130 times while serving in the Illinois state senate.

[W]e have a president whose benign—and therefore desirable—blackness exempted him from the political individuation process that makes for strong, clear-headed leaders. He has not had to gamble his popularity on his principles, and it is impossible to know one’s true beliefs without this. In the future he may stumble now and then into a right action, but there is no hard-earned center to the man out of which he might truly lead.

It is a well developed article and deserves reading in its entirety.

With no segue, on an entirely different subject, am I the only one who finds it interesting that Obama is vacationing on Oahu while Nancy Pelosi is on the island of Hawaii?  And the media has with no suspicion that they are working on Obamacare?  Really???

If  I’m wrong it certainly won’t be the first time, but that might explain why he doesn’t seem much interested in the Eunuch Bomber and isn’t returning to the White House to tend to national security.

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A Little Business Parable

Posted by Nancy on December 29, 2009

A short parable:

It’s a slow day in a little East Texas town. The sun is beating down, and the streets are deserted.  Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit….. 

On this particular day a rich tourist from back east is driving through town. He stops at the motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmer’s Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her “services” on credit.

The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything.  No one earned anything.  However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is conducting business today.

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The Greatest Deception of All (so far)

Posted by Nancy on December 27, 2009

Legendary lawyer Percy Sutton has died at age 89, and those writing his obituaries are leaving out one of Sutton’s most remarkable claims to fame.

Sutton claims he helped Obama get into Harvard Law School after being contacted by Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, Islamic supremacist and advisor to a very wealthy Saudi.  Sutton says al-Mansour was raising money for Obama’s benefit at that time.

There has been much speculation about how a person of such humble means as Obama managed financially while attending Harvard.  Is this how?

Where has the media coverage been on this story?

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Chuckle for the Day

Posted by Nancy on December 27, 2009

Listened to it once and can’t get it to stop running through my brain.

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Liberal Denial

Posted by Nancy on December 26, 2009

Christmas brought family, food, and friends.

A very dear liberal friend seen once a year or less brought the opportunity to observe her political outlook, and the most interesting observation was the closed eyes.

   <em>See</em>, <em>Hear</em>, <em>Speak No Evil</em> Happy Monkeys - Style 34513      Yes, closed eyes.  As in, “I don’t want to see that.” 

Me:  What do you think of what has been going on in Washington?

Dear Friend:  (closing eyes) It’s the same as it has always been.  The rich are greedy. 

Me:  I mean about the health care initiative.

DF:  We need changes; the insurance and pharmaceutical companies have been ripping people off for too long.  (closing eyes)  I’ve stopped listening to all of it because it is so upsetting.    

Me:  But some of the things they have put in that bill, like saying it can never be changed in the future….

DF:   Oh, THEY CAN’T DO THAT.  They’ll change that part (eyes close).

Me:  But it’s written in it.  What kind of person would write that in there?

DF:  (closing eyes)   It doesn’t matter. <em>See</em>, <em>Hear</em>, <em>Speak No Evil</em> Happy Monkeys - Style 34513   It’s just business as usual – they’ve always done things like this.

It was amazing to watch.  This well educated person I used to have deep discussions with about life, politics, etc., with total understanding and acceptance of each other’s point of view, now has shut down her “vision” rather than see what is happening.

Amazing.   And it is so unlike her. 

As you have discussions with your liberal friends, watch their eyes.  I suspect this isn’t an isolated incident.

                                                                                   <em>See</em>, <em>Hear</em>, <em>Speak No Evil</em> Happy Monkeys - Style 34513

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Spend An Hour and Educate Yourself

Posted by Nancy on December 23, 2009

How often do you watch videos that last 30 minutes, let alone a two-parter that takes an hour out of your day?

Me neither.

But I did just that after I found these at  DavidHorowitz.com, staying up well past midnight to do so.  I recommend you pour yourself a cup of cocoa, curl up by the fire, end learn a little more about what is going on in the Democratic party.

Then gird your loins and fight for our country.

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Reform? Right.

Posted by liloladenvers on December 21, 2009

This is how I feel today, almost.  I”m not alone, 60% of the people in this country are with me, but the tanks of Congress keep rolling over us with the healthcare bill.  The Dems in the Senate who disagreed with some portion of the bill have been bought and paid for.  They let their voicemail boxes stay full so they wouldn’t have to listen to any more protests.  They ignored the emails flooding in, the turned a blind eye to the protesters outside and the constituents inside their office building pleading with them to stop.  There is no crisis that can be stayed by passage before Christmas, there is nothing, NOTHING, in the bill that will give more affordable, easier to obtain health care to anyone in the next three years.

So, I am dressed all in black today, head to toe.  In mourning ( I hope prematurely) for our country, our flag and our way of life.  Too many bills denying our freedoms, the greatest of which is this garbage filled health care bill.

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The Gore Effect Strikes Again

Posted by Nancy on December 19, 2009

Poor Al Gore.  Every time there is a major climate summit anywhere in the world the weather (not to be confused with the “climate”) manages to thumb its nose at the theory of manmade global warming. 

Today we had the spectacle of Obama announcing his Copenahagen agreement while TV channels ran loops of their top story of the day – one of the top ten winter storms of all recorded history is dropping up to two feet of snow on Washington D.C.  And Baltimore, Boston, and New York, plus the remainder of the eastern seaboard.

Oh, and that snow on the beach at Nice, France?  It’s not really that uncommon to have snow on the French Riviera in December, is it? 

Seems this may be their first recorded snow EVER for this date.

But I feel so much better, knowing our president has committed us to throwing away spending billions in reparations to third world countries for our contribution to climate change.  Right.

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Climategate, Smoking Guns, and the Liberal Mind

Posted by Nancy on December 12, 2009

I have been a global warming skeptic for years, and have followed those who are more learned about it than I as they search for answers about it all.  I enjoy the presentations and discussions on sites like Climate Audit,  Watts Up With That Small Dead AnimalsMinnesotansFor Global Warming (great Christmas album spoof there), and others.  Scientists willingly toss ideas back and forth and discuss holes in the theory of anthropogenic global warming at these places, and teach us all in the process.

Then on November 19 emails from the CRU (Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Great Britain) were released to the public, most likely by someone on the inside with a conscience.  The mainstream media have done everything they can to bury this story, but it won’t go away.  It is the biggest science fraud of the century – perhaps of all time – and the discussions on my favorite science blogs have gotten even more interesting. 

With the code information released along with those emails, skeptical scientists can now see just how much fraud has been used to prove the “settled science” of global warming.  Even I can see that the books have been cooked.

An example: 

Credit:  http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/08/the-smoking-gun-at-darwin-zero/

This is a record of temperatures taken at Darwin Airport in Australia.  Note the records of raw data are in blue, the “adjusted” temperatures in red, and the accompanying trendlines in green and purple.  That blue line sure makes it look like it was warmer in early parts of last century than it is now, but that doesn’t fit the AGW mold.

The blue line is composed of five separate sets of data that all agreed, so why on earth would anyone feel the need to “adjust” it – unless they were manipulating the data to prove a preconceived theory?  And those black stair steps are the adjustments, which show how artificially the data was manipulated.

So, other than the main stream media trying to pretend none of this is happening, what is this doing to those who believe we must all work to prevent earth’s imminent incineration from global warming?

Have you talked to any liberals about this lately?

I have, and it isn’t pretty.

There is no hope on the horizon when trying to have a discussion of facts devolves into “The emails were released without permission.”  The liberal doesn’t care what is in them, just that they were “hacked.”  Never mind that they fall under Freedom of Information Act guidelines and should have been publicly available anyhow.  The fact that they were released without permission makes everything in them irrelevant and/or unreliable, even though they have been proven to be authentic.

If you can get past the red herring of their being released without permission, the liberal mind then says he doesn’t agree with the facts you are presenting.  They don’t really say anything new.  They don’t prove anything.  You must be misinterpreting them.  Those emails were just informal jokes between friends, anyway.  Or my favorite – “You believe your facts and I’ll believe mine.”

Don’t try to ask what facts they’re believing, because there aren’t any.  It is all emotion and their willing things to be the way they believe them to be.

You can see it on the news every day.  With straight faces, newscasters give stories about the dangers of global warming and how progress must be made at Copenhagen to save us all from devastation.  You know they know about Climategate, but they pretend it isn’t happening.

Then the weather reporte announces a major early storm that is paralyzing a third of the country.

That’s the Al Gore Effect.  It comes into play almost without fail, every time there is a major climate change conference anywhere in the world.

God must have a wicked sense of humor.

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