It’s Barack Obama In Crisis, Not America

Update II: Check out our new hashtag #JohnKerryBotox. We wrote an article months ago about #JohnKerryBotox that got a lot of attention today after Kerry appeared on TV (see, Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads; Update: Kerry making the full Ginsburg) and displayed his freakish appearance. A woman (Hillary or Palin for instance) with that much botox would be nonstop breaking news. StrayYellaDog made us giggle with this: “@HillaryIs44 I remember when Barack was the “anti-war” candy date. And Hillary was the warmonger.” We like “candy date” as substitute for candidate Obama.

As for Syria, what we wrote in the update below is so on target we can now add some developing evidence. Vodka for victorious and strong Putin: Analysis: Putin sees chance to turn tables on Obama at G20″. Champagne for Syria: “President Obama has announced yesterday, by prevaricating or hinting, the start of the historic American retreat.” Exponential weakness from flaccid Weak Obama. Those that support Obama foolishness on Syria by applauding his forced going to congress (even though we are told Obama might still attack if the vote goes against him) or even an attack on sideshow Syria are wrong. Wrong. Syria might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and leads to Obama impeachment. It’s also a way to break Obama on ObamaCare and “immigration reform” and all his other treacherous flights of fancy. Hey Republicans/conservatives, read the introductory paragraphs of our main article (below) to read what you should say.

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Update: Weak Obama has been forced to go to congress for authorization for an attack on Syria. Breaking: Obama says he will seek Congressional authorization for strikes. At his “press statement” today Obama tried to appear tough in demeanor but the central message is weakness multiplied. Big Media will applaud and protect Obama but world leaders and the sensible will see weakness tied to stupidity married to treachery.

First, Barack has been forced to go to Congress for an authorization vote. Congress returns on September 9. From ‘this is an immediate threat’ to ‘fiddle de de I’ll do it tomorrow’. Obama began this crawl by stating that the military is ready now or “a month from now” to strike Syria. Of course American military readiness has not been a point of contention. We know our servicewomen and men are ready. It’s Barack Obama that is not ready. The Obama “red line” is a “yellow streak” and maybe he wants congress to get him off the hook.

Second, Obama has thrown a lot of supporters under the bus. John “we must strike now” Kerry has been carpet bombed by Barack. The Syria strike is now a major political hot potato for Republicans and Obama Dimocrats. What Obama Dimocrats – you know the ones deranged by the Hillary vote for authorization of force in Iraq – will do is now a cause for Santa Clause style giggling belly mirth. All those Obama Dimocrats now have to become war-mongers like Obama in order to support the Nobel Peace Prize winner that rode an authorization for use of force in Iraq to career advancement. No doubt Obama Dimocrats will attempt to cloak this as an anti-WMD highfalutin moral crusade. Well played Dick Cheney, well played. And Bill Clinton… kudos. When Bill Clinton called Obama a “fool” a “total fool” a “total wuss” he was right on target.

Republicans too now have to put up or shut up. What will Republicans running for reelection do? What will Obama supporter Lindsay Graham do? Will Lindsay vote for a flaccid “strike” on Syria knowing it is so weak it will do nothing but give Syria survivor bragging rights? Good luck on that primary Lindsay. Good luck on that primary McConnell. The Big Question: Will Republicans vote to help Barack Obama and provide the votes for authorization and thereby cover for Obama Dimocrats that in their heart of hearts don’t want to be seen as “baby killers”. Or will Republicans take the wiser course we suggest below which Sarah Palin so sharply summarizes as: “Let Allah sort it out” a.k.a. let them (Muslim Brotherhood Syria) kill themselves (murderous government thug Assad). As in the Iran-Iraq war American policy should be to have both sides lose.

Third, the headline is “Syria Wins“. Champagne in Damascus tonight. Derisive laughter from strong leader Putin in Moscow as the vodka flows in celebration of victory. Putin will be hosting Obama next week and we would not be surprised if Putin pisses in a cup and forces Obama to drink – either from the cup or the “faucet”. The “rebel” groups and Jordan will be drinking hemlock. In Israel, more proof if any was needed that Obama is a boob and they will have to defend themselves if Israel is to survive. “Never Again!” Get ready to strike at Iran Israel because Obama will get you killed.

Fourth, this “debate” is going to take up a lot of ink and time. September was supposed to be about ObamaCare but now it is going to be a trip down Memory Lane as we relive the Iraq War debate. The young Obama Hopium Guzzlers and the older Obama Hopium Guzzlers now have to decide if they want to defend Obama’s deadly ObamaCare or Obama’s Latest War.

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What should Republicans do about Syria and war monger Barack Obama? We’ll do all the work for them and write exactly what they should each and every one say (minus the kookoo birds like Lindsay Graham). Here is the statement every Republican should, in an organized, coordinated, well publicized manner, read from the Capitol steps or on every TV show they can get on:

The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.”

Then add:

The president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran Syria, and if he does, as Foreign Relations Committee chairman a member of Congress, I will move to impeach.”



Use Barack Obama’s exact words and the exact words of Joey Biden. Watch the DailyKooks and the nothing Left debase themselves even more in service of Obama.

If there was any integrity left in them we would suggest the Obama Hopium Guzzlers in congress read the exact same statement on TV but there is no integrity left in the left. As to Republicans, unfortunately Keith Koffler reminds us all, the Congress will remain supine because they are on vacation and nothing is more important to these loafers than vacations.

Even though 80% of Americans, in an NBC(!) poll want congressional approval before attacking Syria that is not going to happen. The Republicans, even with 80% of the public on their side, are refusing to act with unity and strength. This is the party that says it will take Barack Obama on and defund ObamaCare? If they won’t fight with these poll numbers….

Republicans could even quote Barack Obama on the question of going solo and attacking unilaterally:



It is Barack Obama that has lost legitimacy. The “man” that attacked George W. Bush for acting like a cowboy and not acquiring universal consent before attacking Iraq – even though George W. Bush did go to congress and the United Nations – now intends to attack Syria unilaterally.

The contradictions and hypocrisy are at such a level that the horse had to whinny today. Kerry: The UN can’t do anything, so we’ll go it alone

“Golly, that sounds a lot like … what George W. Bush said in 2002-3, too. And when Bush said it, he put together a coalition comprised of dozens of nations for the invasion of Iraq, including large numbers of British troops and no small amount from other European nations, even with Russia, China, and France balking. Barack Obama can’t even get the British to come along on long-range air strikes, and the only other partner we seem to have now is France. And unlike Barack Obama and Kerry, Bush did go to the UN to at least force a vote on ending Saddam Hussein’s depredations, which included using chemical weapons to massacre his own people.”

We’re still laughing about the Bush-like Obama hunt for WMD. But in-between our guffaws we ponder the ugliness of chemical warfare.

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Chemical warfare is not a nice way to die. But then again, what is? The French, ever gallant, invented the Guillotine as a more merciful way to die from state sponsored death. The Guillotine is a long way from disembowelment and that rather painful get-pulled-apart-by-horses execution method. Chemical warfare, used extensively in the most horrific war ever, is generally considered outmoded for two reasons.



The first problem with chemical weapons is the potential for the wind to change and other mishaps. The second problem is that if one side uses this grisly form of violence, it is fairly easy for the other side to reciprocate. Not only is the death particularly horrid, the medical costs are high. A pleasant war can get very gruesome very quickly.

After the unpleasantness of World War I it was generally observed by all sides during the subsequent conflagration to forgo chemical weaponry. But in order to forgo chemical warfare it has to be accepted by all sides that use by one means use by all.

The United States was supposed to get rid of all its chemical warfare weapons by 2012 but, as with ObamaCare, the deadlines have been missed. Why did the United States agree to this disarmament? Apparently we regard any chemical attack as a nuclear attack and will retaliate accordingly.

Less white glove than the good ol’ USA some countries use chemical weapons with regularity. Sometimes, when we have a president that is not 100% boob, we take advantage of the situation. Shocked?

Yes, sometimes we applaud the use of chemical weapons. Sometimes, when we have an American president who cares more about the country than his “brand” or a smart president who has a worldview and sees the bigger picture, a president who puts his duty to country above duty to polish his celebrity credentials, we wind up applauding chemical warfare.

Consider the Iran-Iraq War:

“The Iran–Iraq War began when Iraq invaded Iran via air and land on 22 September 1980. It followed a long history of border disputes, and was motivated by fears that the Iranian Revolution in 1979 would inspire insurgency among Iraq’s long-suppressed Shia majority as well as Iraq’s desire to replace Iran as the dominant Persian Gulf state. [snip]

The conflict has been compared to World War I in terms of the tactics used, including large-scale trench warfare with barbed wire stretched across trenches, manned machine-gun posts, bayonet charges, human wave attacks across a no-man’s land, and extensive use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas by the Iraqi government against Iranian troops, civilians, and Iraqi Kurds. At the time of the conflict, the U.N. Security Council issued statements that “chemical weapons had been used in the war,” and U.S. intelligence officials both knew of Iraqi chemical weapons use and provided Iraq with satellite imagery to guide strikes against Iranian troop concentrations. U.N. statements never clarified that only Iraq was using chemical weapons, and according to retrospective authors “the international community remained silent as Iraq used weapons of mass destruction against Iranian[s] as well as Iraqi Kurds.”

Iran and Iraq had grievances against each other. Both tried to overthrow the other’s government. Both Iran and Iraq were horrid hellholes intent on causing damage to the entire region. There were no good guys in the conflict. American policy was to have both side lose.

That may appear monstrous at first glance. But as with Syria now there were no “good” people to cheer in the conflict. American policy was based on what was in America’s interests.

When Americans elect a president it is so that the president makes the hard decisions. It’s not to make a person a celebrity who cares more about himself than the nation. In the Iran-Iraq War self-interest drove the policy. The president is hired to make the decisions that benefit the country and its interests. Whether it is to drop a nuclear bomb on cities, order carpet bombing, air strikes or whatever, policy should be guided by the nation’s interests not the celebrity status or “comfort zone” of the president.

What was in America’s interests? Both Iran and Iraq were a menace to the region and to American interests and therefore American policy was to get both sides to lose. The United States propped up each regime as it was about to falter. The United States sold weapons to both sides. It was a brutal piece of realpolitik that can be debated but during the 1980s the American president unquestionably was on the side of American interests.

What we have now is a president in crisis because he is not qualified to be president.

Why is Barack Obama in crisis? Obama is in crisis because he was so desperate to win reelection that he boobed it up without a TelePrompTer:

“While Obama has long spoken out against Bashar al-Assad and the use of chemical weapons, it was the president’s apparent off-the-cuff comments one year ago that may now be most responsible for putting the U.S. in a bind.

Obama’s warning in August 2012 that use of a “whole bunch” of chemical weapons would cross a “red line,” triggering “enormous consequences,” went much further than aides had planned, several told the New York Times earlier this year. Some reportedly wished Obama could have taken those words back.

Now, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who has made ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan his signature foreign policy achievement, is at risk of entangling the U.S. in a fresh Middle East conflict.

Perhaps equally troubling to Obama is the prospect of acting without a robust international coalition. He twice campaigned on a vow to restore an American policy of multilateralism and hailed the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya as a new model for coordinated military action. [snip]

Now, the loss of British backing of a strike against Syria is a significant blow to Obama’s vision, setting up two undesirable options: not keeping his word on “enormous consequences” for crossing that “red line,” or going it relatively alone.

What a boob! It’s the ad-libbed war. And this is the guy that was sold as a brilliant communicator.

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Barack Obama is not qualified to be president. We’ve discussed why before. In brief, Barack Obama is not qualified to be President because he does not have a world-view which is congruent with reality.”

[N.B. For the purposes of our discussion we are generous and arguendo assume that Barack Obama is acting in what he perceives to be the best interests of the United States and is not, as the pattern of his actions logically suggest (witness Obama’s unyielding support for Muslim Bro/thug Morsi contrasted to his knee jerk attack on reliable U.S. clients such as Mubarak and ally Israel. And why oh why is Barack Obama helping the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria take power and helping the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt regain power?), more Muslim Brotherhood than P.O.T.U.S.]

Barack Obama is also weak. The “man” has daddy issues. Sperm donor dad dumped Obama and only tolerated the ten year old’s presence for all of 10 minutes. Mommy meanwhile was a flower spreading her petals anxious to be pollinated repeatedly by third world men. Mommy Obama dumped big eared fat boy Obama on the grandma and grandpa (Obama later denounced his grandma as a “racist” because granny once expressed fear that black men at the bus stop she took to work threatened her) so she could pursue uninterrupted her botanical imitations.

These daddy issues led Barack to become an insecure back-slapping flim-flam man dedicated solely to his advancement. Filled with the complementary narcissism and self-loathing which so often accompany each other, Barack Obama advanced but always with that deep knowledge that he is a piece of sh*t unloved by the sperm donor (we do not refer to Larry Sinclair her but rather to the black economist thrown out of Harvard for donating too much sperm to too many women) and rejected by the flower that put the Pacific Ocean between herself and her spawn.

The talented Mr. Obama has been a very successful flim-flam man. Obama has fooled a lot of the people a lot of the time. But a flim-flam artist has to know his own limitations. It’s one thing to impersonate a surgeon at cocktail parties and an entirely different bloody job if forced into the operation theater. That’s where Barack Obama now finds himself – in crisis.

It’s not the United States that is in crisis. America will survive this buffoon and thrive once Obama and his hoodlums are sent packing. It is Barack Obama that is in crisis.

World leaders have known for a long time that Barack Obama is a hapless boob. Back in early 2009 while Obama vacationed in Europe we wrote:

The BOob is a pushover – that is the message from Barack Obama’s European vacation. The news from Asia is not much better as North Korea sizes up Obama and sees a dwarf.

World leaders sized up Obama and decided he is a celebrity wannabee. So world leaders gave Obama the soul craving celebrity he wants for himself and then smartly picked the pockets of Uncle Sam while Obama grinned.

This is all in keeping with the Obama history of self-agrandizement and doing nothing, zero, for anyone else. During the European Vacation Obama backslapped as if he was back at Harvard University bamboozling conservatives and liberals in order to advance himself. During the European Vacation Obama grinned and laughed and cameras popped but Americans were about as comforted as Obama’s freezing Chicago constituents. During the European Vacation Obama insulted America in order to make himself more popular.

World leaders took a page from Madame Mao, the “White-boned Demon” and flattered and built up Obama on a pedestal so high Obama became irrelevant.

Social power and popularity can be potent weapons if you are Louis XIV of France, the “Sun King”. But Obama’s yearning for celebrity, social power, and popularity are to fill a void in his fatherless self not to help America nor Americans.

Big Media won’t say Obama was made a fool of and mocked by real world leaders. Big Media prefers to focus on the sleeveless scowler and praise her clumsy protocol pratfalls.

World leaders saw Obama, shuttered their eyelids, smiled, and whispered “Sucker”.

World leaders kept quiet about their contempt for Barack Obama because it profited them. Now the contempt is open and near universal. The United Kingdom, America’s staunchest ally yesterday slapped Obama so hard the sonic boom crossed the Atlantic to shake the botox on John Kerry’s face.

The 11 year old son of Hafez Assad has even taken to FaceBook to mock Barack. The eleven year old who lives with his daddy, is double daring Barack to do something. ‘We laugh at you Barack’ says the Syrian tyke. The little Syrian boy who lives with his dad is not afraid because Barack has already stated and restated that his actions won’t amount to much other than sending a telegram via Navy ship not Western Union.

American national interests are not served by putting the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Syria and restoring the Muslim Brotherhood to power or even as a legitimate political force in Egypt. American interests are best served by removing the Muslim Brotherhood and like minded organizations from power. American interests are best served by an Egypt that stomps out Muslim extremists and stripping Iran of power and any audacious dream of nuclear weapons.

Syria is a sideshow – chemical weapons or not. Keep eyes and arms focused on Iran. Defend Israel. That’s what Americans should care about.

As to an attack on Syria, that’s incompetent war monger Barack Obama’s ugly baby. It’s another ugly baby, but it is all yours daddy Barack.

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194 thoughts on “It’s Barack Obama In Crisis, Not America

  1. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/charles-krauthammer-obama-humiliated-96081.html?ml=po_r

    “This is a complete humiliation for the Obama administration,” Krauthammer said. “Forget about the narrative of what Obama wants to do, which I think is a bad idea, but let’s assume it’s a good idea. This involves the elementary conduct of international diplomacy, trying to get some allies aboard so you don’t act unilaterally.”

    “And here is Obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and he gets nothing,” he added.

    Krauthammer then questioned what officials were thinking this week when they leaked information about possible attacks in Syria.

    “Did nobody actually think to check on the allies?” he said. “I mean, these are guys who couldn’t organize a three-car funeral.”

  2. Spot on, Admin. Another great one.

    Hopefully America won’t let Barack, aided and abetted by MSM, the Dem Party, as well as the Republican Party, do any further damage. How much more will it take for our elected officials to act in the best interest of this country, rather than the best interest of Barack?

    Obviously, the progs never will. Hell, if you look at the comments on some of the prog hangouts like Kooks and DU, they’re still stuck on the fact that he (half) black. I guess they can’t move into the 21st century with the rest of us, and recognize that the country they felt was too backwards and racist to elect a (half) black POTUS, actually did – or at least it allowed him to be selected by MSM, the DNC, and a bunch of votes by dead people and cartoon characters. Still, he became president. They need to get over the fact that he’s (half) black, and realize that their thinking has not kept up with that of the rest of the country. They, indeed are the backwards ones.

    Do the progs not care about the expansion of Bush’s patriot act? Do the anti-war progs not care about Barack’s Syrian threats? Over and over again he has betrayed his promises to the Progs. and over and over again, they make excuses. They will not reject him. They won’t recognize the truth and act on it. They prefer to remain deluded, and focus on his race.

    But what about MSM, the Republicans, and any decent moderate Dems that might be left – when will they speak up?

    As the saying goes: The only thing necessary for bad men to prevail is for good men to do nothing. As much as I reject the implied sexism in the saying, the message is true.
    Many people have been doing something for more than four years now. And, still, Barack succeeds in damaging this country and it’s people.

    America is better than Barack. But, Americans are being exploited and by him, while those elected to represent us lift not a finger to stop it, and the media cheer him on.

  3. Too true, Admin. Another spot on analysis. Teh one’s world view is not that of a leader. It has never been. It will never be. Sadly, we get a front row seat to watch both the GOP’s uselessness and the MSM’s treachery.

    In some Hillary news, there is a dollar figure as to how much more respected Hillary is over bumbles. This is not a trivial thing. World leaders at the same time that bumbles was recognized as the leader of the American people paid homage to who they felt was the true leader. Money talks.

    Hillary 2016

    http://news.yahoo.com/clinton-tops-obama-gifts-foreign-leaders-161435061.html

  4. Places to cross off your holiday list….if you don’t want to be shot, raped, murdered, robbed or stabbed.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/08/30/study-ranks-americas-top-25-most-dangerous-neighborhoods-all-have-one-thing-in-common-they-are-predominantly-black/

    “Using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all,” that website reported.

    “Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread.”

    Rank 25: Chicago, IL (S Indiana Ave / E 60th St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 65.77

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 15

    Rank 24: Tulsa, OK (E Apache St / N Quaker Ave)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 66.88

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 15

    Rank 23: Memphis, TN (Saint Paul Ave / Walnut St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 67.26

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 15

    Rank 22: St. Louis, MO (Cass Ave / N 9th St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 67.75

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 15

    Rank 21: West Memphis, AR (E Broadway St / Stuart Ave)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 68.9

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 15

    Rank 20: Indianapolis, IN (North Indianapolis)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 69.02

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 14

    Rank 19: Flint, MI (Chambers St / Stonegate Dr)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 70.05

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 14

    Rank 18: Nashville, TN (8th Ave S / Wedgewood Ave)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 70.59

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here: (in one year): 1 in 14

    Rank 17: Indianapolis, IN (N Meridian St / E 34th St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 72.71

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 14

    Rank 16: Chicago, IL (S Ashland Ave / W 76th St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 73.05

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 14

    Rank 15: Houston, TX (Sauer St / Mcgowen St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 75.89

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 13

    Rank 14: Rockford, IL (Kishwaukee St / Grove St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 77.6

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 13

    Rank 13: Chicago, IL (S Homan Ave / W Roosevelt Rd)

    Violent Crime Rate: (per 1,000): 80.17

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

    Rank 12: St. Louis, MO (Delmar Blvd / N Euclid Ave)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 82.76

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

    Rank 11: Memphis, TN (E Eh Crump Blvd / S 4th St)

    Violent Crime Rate : (per 1,000): 82.91

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

    Rank 10: Saginaw, MI (E Holland Ave / E Genesee Ave)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 85.64

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

    Rank 9: Atlanta, GA (Hopkins St SE / Adair Ave SE)

    Violent Crime Rate: (per 1,000): 86.14

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

    Rank 8: Greenville, SC (Woodside)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 86.38

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 12

    Rank 7: Detroit, MI (Wyoming St / Orangelawn St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 90.82

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 11

    Rank 6: Houston, TX (Scott St / Wilmington St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 91.27

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 11

    Rank 5: Spartanburg, SC (Washington Heights)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 96.55

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 10

    Rank 4: Chicago, IL (S Halsted St / W 77th St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 116.56

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9

    Rank 3: Detroit, MI (Gratiot Ave / Rosemary)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 123.93

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8

    Rank 2: Detroit, MI (Mack Ave / Helen St)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 145.29

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 7

    Rank 1: Detroit, MI (W Chicago / Livernois Ave)

    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 149.48

    Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 7

  5. It seems to be a new game these days for the “bored kids”

    http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_north_pinellas/clearwater/clearwater-police-announce-arrest-in-jason-pauls-murder

    CLEARWATER, Fla. –
    Clearwater Police announced the arrest of 16-year-old Mychal King on Thursday. He is accused in the January murder of Jason Taylor Paul, the city’s first homicide of 2013.

    Police said King admitted to killing Paul for no reason other than he had a hard day with his family that night of January 6, and “just wanted to kill the first person he saw.”

    Police say 22-year-old Jason Taylor Paul was stabbed multiple times while riding his bike home from work late.

    Jason’s parents, John and Renee Langfritz had been distraught since the news of Paul’s death, and desperate for closure, even offering a $10,000 reward for information.

    Renee described her son as an intelligent, loving, funny man. She said his sudden loss has left a hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

    “This coward, truly a coward, who would leave a young innocent man to die alone in the dark in the middle of the street, must be caught,” she said at the time.

    King will be charged with 1st Degree Murder. Detectives say he has a long criminal history and was already in jail on other charges.

    ………………….

    lets correct that…..and “just wanted to kill the first (white) person he saw.”

    I mean, “i had a hard day with my family” so i just think i’ll kill someone…he just needs putting down really, mindless scum, society does’nt need him, no return from that really, maybe doing away with dopey judges and fixed sentencing might make them scared a bit more and bring the death penalty back in All states, might just give them something to fear. I’m getting to the point where i sometimes think Judge Dredd had the right idea, put them down on the spot like a sick dog, thats how angry i feel sometime at humanitys behaviour. I know i should not feel that way but surely a tipping point has been breached where we say enough is enough. Where does it stop. They dont see the penalty anymore as a deterrent or they don’t even think of it. Maybe we need a bit more of “you do this, we will put you down like a rabid dog no questions asked”

  6. Court Rules WH Visitor Logs Not Public, Therefore Not Subject To Disclosure Requests

    This is pretty bad; it’s always been generally assumed that these were public. It is easy to understand that some visitors might be classified. The answer is simply to black out their names. This ruling means that they can hide whoever is visiting and thereby, what is actually happening.

    It is our house they are visiting, yet we are not allowed to know who goes in it, and we are not even allowed to visit it. Unreal…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/08/30/court-rules-wh-visitor-logs-not-public-therefore-not-subject-to-disclosure-requests/

  7. Obama The Destabilizer

    Every time there has been a destabilizing force that poses a greater threat to Israel, the Obama administration has supported that force. Cases in point:

    • whether people liked him or not, Mubarak was a stabilizing force in Egypt–he was thrown under the bus in favor of the destabilizing Muslim Brotherhood revolution;

    • whether people liked him or not, Qadafi had become a stabilizing force in Libya–he was ousted by radicals supported by this administration;

    • when the Arab Spring fever tried to take hold in Iran to overthrow [Iran’s] Ahmadinijad, this administration sat by silently while the revolution was quelled;

    • Assad has been a stabilizing force in Syria–now this administration is talking about taking him out;

    • now that the people of Egypt have spoken out against the abuses of power by Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, this administration has been silent and absent in its support for the people;

    • Saddam was a destabilizing force in his own right.

    It is clear that the Obama administration is working diligently, either actively or by apparent inaction, to destabilize the Middle East and northern Africa while alienating Israel at the same time.

    The question is, why?

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/08/obama-destabilizer.html

  8. As has been said here before, Obama overruled Hillary Clinton’s advice regarding Mubarak. Obama was intent on rapid removal of him, while Clinton privately and publicly argued against this.

    I mention this again only because some far right wing broadcasters are attempting to blame Obama and Hillary equally for the instability in Egypt. The bulk of the blame falls squarely on Barack.

  9. Syrian Rebels Use Sarin. Obama Silent.

    By: streiff (Diary) | August 30th, 2013 at 09:35 AM | 67

    RESIZE: AAA

    As we wait to see what our unaccountable president decides to do in Syria in response to an alleged use by Syrian government forces of the nerve agent Sarin, it is interesting to watch the White House studiously ignore the use and possession of the same Sarin agent by the people they want us to help: al Qaeda backed rebels.

    Back in May the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria determined that the Syrian rebels had used Sarin:

    Testimony from victims of the conflict in Syria suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has said.

    Carla Del Ponte told Swiss TV that there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof”.

    Al Qaeda seems to possess Sarin and may be intending to use it destabilize the Turkish frontier with Syria:

    Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.

    The sarin gas was found in the homes of suspected Syrian Islamists detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia following a search by Turkish police on Wednesday, reports say. The gas was allegedly going to be used to carry out an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.

    On Monday, Turkish special anti-terror forces arrested 12 suspected members of the Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda affiliated group which has been dubbed “the most aggressive and successful arm” of the Syrian rebels. The group was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in December.

    If we take off the table that Obama is deliberately trying to hand over a large part of the Middle East to al Qaeda, this, by the way, requires us to ignore his actions in Egypt and Libya (though you should never attribute to malice what can be accounted for by stupidity), then the only possible reason Obama has for attacking the Syrian regime to the benefit of al Qaeda is to attempt to send a message that he is ONE TOUGH HOMBRE.

    The latter is actually very likely.

    One U.S. official who has been briefed on the options on Syria said he believed the White House would seek a level of intensity “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not so devastating that it would prompt a response from Syrian allies Iran and Russia.

    He’s four years too late to avoid mocking, too bad the rest of us have to wear the dunce’s cap.

  10. Admin, I have a photo gallery owner I would like you to visit, the next time you are in Santa Fe. You would drive her screaming into the street.

    The extremes in either party really bother me, as I feel that my democracy has failed to function when people think that cheating, lying, and ignoring things they would normally be outraged about is OK, as long as it is their candidate.

  11. Just muscular enough not to get mocked but not so devastating as to prompt a response from Syrian allies Iran and Russia?

    I do understand why the regime does not want to provoke a response from Iran, the most likely result of which would be an attack on Israel, which would provoke a counter attack by Israel on Iran’s nuclear facilities, which would provoke an even more deadly attack upon Israel, which would engulf the entire region in war. In other words, The Guns of August.

    What I do not understand is why the regime believes that a response which is just muscular enough not to get mocked will not get mocked. The needle they hope to thread–without saying so, is to degrade Assad’s defenses to the point as to upset the balance of power in the civil war against Assad and in favor of the al Qaeda rebels. If that is the true objective, then it is hard for me to believe that Russia will not double down on its support for Assad, and in that case we are once again back into the Guns of August scenario.

    I guess it is too much to hope that the 52% has awakened on what a pathetic excuse for a leader Obama is, and how he has done irreparable harm to the standing of this nation in the world. Reality must not be allowed to intrude on the carefully constructed illusions about him that the democratic party has created and the republican party has conceded to.

  12. “One U.S. official who has been briefed on the options on Syria said he believed the White House would seek a level of intensity “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not so devastating that it would prompt a response from Syrian allies Iran and Russia”.

    _________________

    How much has it cost this country for Barack to save face. He shot off his mouth. He drew a line in the sand. He erased it, moved a few yards, and drew another. But nobody listened to him.

    Obama’s not accustomed to such shabby treatment. At home, in Washington when Obama speaks, people listen – people like his friends in media, the kids from OFA, John Kerry, and even some of the Dems in congress, his caddy. All sorts of people.

    What an absurd endeavor this is, and it won’t accomplish the desired goal. It won’t save him even a little bit of face. It’s a gesture. A really expensive gesture.

  13. He is in a trick bag. It is not so much proving that chemical weapons were used. I think that can be proven. But if that is the standard, then how can he ignore the prior use of those same weapons by the al Quaeda rebels. To “punish” as he calls it those who use chemical weapons makes of him a tin plate hypocrite. But that is something he has been all along with impunity thanks to the censorship and flag waving of the real enemy of democracy big media. The real dilemma is first of all will the attack which is coming be effective from a military standpoint–and that depends on the military goal which has been hidden from public view at this point. Second, will it further de stablize the Middle East. And, third, will it be perceived as a legitimate response by the nations of the world, including our allies, who are so skeptical of Obama at this point that they refuse to honor old alliances. I refer to Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I think his acolytes in big media will effectively blind the American People to these risks and the disasters which they are apt to engender, but I seriously doubt that the world at large is so easily bamboozled by the Obama/big media cabal. Here, the sheeple will always be the sheeple–they are uneducable, but highly manipulable. Foreign leaders by contrast are not. They see through the Obama/big media smokescreen and weigh their own response in terms of their strategic interests, whereas this country no longer does so. It is not much of an exaggeration to say now that this nation exists for one reason: to worship at the feet of Obama, lest they be called racists.

  14. Isn’t this the time when Biden was supposed to take over? Didn’t he tell us, in substance, that that Obama would be tested, and because he lacked the experience, uncle Joe would provide a steady guiding hand? That having been said, the pertinent question becomes, where is that delusional Irish drunk at the moment? That fool on the hill, now when we need his steady hand at the helm? Or, is that steady guiding hand laboring under the effects of the delirium tremors? It is like that point in a stage play, when everything is set for the hero to waltz on stage and save the day. Only in this case, he doesn’t.

  15. A new poll shows President Obama‘s approval ratings at an all-time low, and for the first time, more people disapprove of his foreign policy handling than approve, and Syria is to blame. This NBC News poll [PDF] finds that Obama’s approval ratings currently stand at 44 percent, the lowest in the history of the poll, tied with a few months towards the end of 2011.

    49 percent of people said they disapproved of how Obama has handled foreign policy, as opposed to 41 that approve. As for Syria specifically, it’s 44 to 35 against the president. Compared to previous polls on the subject, more people want military action in Syria (26 percent) but it’s still outpaced by the 40 percent.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-poll-numbers-drop-to-record-lows-partly-thanks-to-syria/

  16. It is pretty obvious, of course, why Uncle Joe is nowhere to be found at the moment. He is estopped from supporting this “impeachable offense” by virtue of his prior statements on the subject when Bush was in office. Lets face it, Joe is an embarrassment, but compared to Obama he is a piker in that department.

  17. Cannonfire has the following analysis. Cannon did not ditch the Dims as some of the rest of us did when we saw the party’s true colors – not blue, by the way, but a sickly shade of yellow. I don’t always agree with Cannon’s views, but thought this article was pretty good.

    _________

    Saturday, August 31, 2013

    “The “Trojan” trick: You can’t understand what’s going on now unless you know what happened in 1986″

    (This one’s important, folks. Please pass the word.)

    “Well, here it is, such as it is: The administration has delivered its “evidence” backing the idea that Assad suicidally ordered the use of chemical weapons in a militarily useless attack on civilians.

    Bottom line: This isn’t exactly one of those “Adlai at the UN” moments. The proof (if we can call it that) is onionskin-thin.

    Multiple streams of intelligence indicate that the regime executed a rocket and artillery attack against the Damascus suburbs in the early hours of August 21. Satellite detections corroborate that attacks from a regime-controlled area struck neighborhoods where the chemical attacks reportedly occurred – including Kafr Batna, Jawbar, ‘Ayn Tarma, Darayya, and Mu’addamiyah. This includes the detection of rocket launches from regime controlled territory early in the morning, approximately 90 minutes before the first report of a chemical attack appeared in social media.

    Why don’t they tell us the name of this “regime-controlled” area? We’ve already seen evidence that the launch area was actually in the hands of the rebels.

    Here’s more from the White House:

    We assess the Syrian opposition does not have the capability to fabricate all of the videos, physical symptoms verified by medical personnel and NGOs, and other information associated with this chemical attack.

    Oh, come off it. Nobody (that I know of) was talking about video fabrication. Skeptics, such as moi, have repeatedly raised the possibility that the rebels launched the CW attack in order to draw America into the war. Why doesn’t the White House address that issue instead of diverting us with a straw man argument?”

    cannonfireblogspot.com

  18. Like him or not, he knows how to lead. I wonder how he would have handled WW2 had it been him instead of Stalin.

    http://news.yahoo.com/putin-demands-us-prove-syria-chemical-arms-105200603.html

    Excerpt from article – {EMPHASIS MINE} –

    Speaking after the United States released an intelligence report, Putin rejected US intercepts of Syrian communications as evidence, saying that they cannot be used to take “fundamental decisions” like using military force on Syria.

    “Common sense speaks for itself,” he told journalists in Vladivostok when asked about claims that the Syrian army used chemical weapons last week.

    “Syrian government troops are on the offensive and have surrounded the opposition in several regions. In these conditions, to give a trump card to those who are calling for a military intervention is utter nonsense.”

    Putin said he is sure that the attack is “nothing but a provocation” by those who want to drag other countries into the Syrian conflict and demanded to be proved otherwise.

    “Regarding the position of our American colleagues, friends, who affirm that government troops used weapons of mass destruction, in this case chemical weapons, and say that they have proof, well, let them show it to the United Nations inspectors and the Security Council,” he said.

    Saying that such evidence is classified “does not stand up to criticism,” Putin said. “It’s outward disrespect toward partners and world actors. If there is evidence, it must be presented. If they don’t show it, that means there is none.”

    “Talk that these are once again some kind of intercepts of some kind of communications that don’t prove anything cannot be used as a basis for such fundamental decisions like using force against a sovereign state,” he said.

    ………………

    Russia had also welcomed Friday’s rejection by the British parliament of military action against the Syrian regime.

    “Over the last few years, everyone, including me, has gotten used to the western community deciding things without much discussion… and according to the wishes and position of the main partner, the United States,” he said.

    “If this time there is some kind of glitch, to me that is unexpected, and I am actually surprised by this position. On the other hand that shows that even in Britain, although it’s the main geopolitical ally of the US… there are people that rely on national interests and common sense and value their sovereignty.”

    Whatever bumbles decides to do, he has been painted into the smallest of corners. Russia, once the world’s biggest bully, has now shown the US to be everything that it used to be. Putin, being a true world leader, even in praising the British people was able to mock and minimize the British government. I’m telling you, this is the stuff you would expect to see in a movie theater, not the evening news.

    Hillary 2016

  19. Obama to make a public fool of himself soon with another “statement” on Syria. While we wait enjoy this not related treat:

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/08/31/cornel-west-mlk-50-was-coronation-bonafide-house-negro-obama-plantati#ixzz2dXu6ot8m

    CORNEL WEST: Well, on the one hand as you can imagine, that was a beautiful thing. I was there in D.C. to see the magnificent expression of, like, faces and sparkling eyes of everyday people of all colors, hungry, thirsty for justice, hungry, thirsty for truth. Then you turn to so many of the major organizers and major speakers at the march – not too much truth. Not too much talk about justice. Mainly talking about voting rights, and every once in a while you see a vague reference to jobs.

    Now, they had some wonderful speakers earlier in the day, but most of the country didn’t get a chance to hear them. But for the most part, there was, Brother Martin himself, I think, would’ve been turning over in his grave. He wants people to talk about Wall Street criminality, he wants people to talk about war crimes, or drones dropping bombs on innocent people. He wants people talking about the new Jim Crow and the privatization of education, and the various ways in which the well to do, the oligarchs and plutocrats are getting away with murder. You didn’t hear that whatsoever. You not only got a tame Martin Luther King Jr., but a real sense in which who he really was at the end of his life hardly surfaced at all.

    And we saw of course the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton supported by the Michael Dysons and others who’ve really prostituted themselves intellectually in a very ugly and vicious way.

  20. What he doesn’t mention is that it costs us hundreds of millions to keep those assets in the region at the ready.

    Asshat.

    Hillary 2016

  21. This is one of those times that a very public record of the vote should be made by the MSM. Sadly, of course, that won’t happen.

    Hillary 2016

  22. Admin, not forced to .. he is using it to his advantage after pushing himself against the wall into a corner. But most people can see through this charade. He is a coward and calling present, passing the buck after all that bluster, saving face and his butt.. now he can whine ‘they’ didn’t let him do what he wanted which is his usual MO. What a fantastic humanitarian he is but alas, the congress and the rest of the world does not see it that way. He just saved the butts of all the hypocritical lefties (where are those war protests?). They sighed a sigh of relief.

  23. Krauthammer — “it looks like a president who boxed himself into a corner and looking for a way out”.. you bet. His base thanks him.

  24. I can’t lie. It was so funny to watch how proud of himself he was when he said ‘I’ve made a decision’ and then again ‘I’ve made a second decision’ as though it was something he wasn’t allowed to do very often! Then of course no questions taken after his ‘announcement’ from the Rose Garden (I was glad to see him at work).

    Asshat.

    Hillary 2016

    P.S. – I’m glad the address was so short. That was the only way I could sit through it without throwing up…

  25. admin

    August 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    _________________________

    CORNEL WEST:…But for the most part, there was, Brother Martin himself, I think, would’ve been turning over in his grave. He wants people to talk about Wall Street criminality, he wants people to talk about war crimes, or drones dropping bombs on innocent people…

    And we saw of course the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton supported by the Michael Dysons and others who’ve really prostituted themselves intellectually in a very ugly and vicious way

    Sounds like West was on Tavis Smiley’s show. Tavis has been an advocate for truth, and a big Hillary supporter since 2008, right from the start. I think the West was among those that got caught up in the rhetoric early backed by bumbles’ skin color. But he has since been a huge critic of this administration dating back to the nonsensical beer summit. It should be noted that CNN and MSNBC have not invited West onto any programming since around early 2011 when West started to become more and more vocal against this administration.

    Hillary 2016

  26. Update: Weak Obama has been forced to go to congress for authorization for an attack on Syria. Breaking: Obama says he will seek Congressional authorization for strikes. At his “press statement” today Obama tried to appear tough in demeanor but the central message is weakness multiplied. Big Media will applaud and protect Obama but world leaders and the sensible will see weakness tied to stupidity married to treachery.

    First, Barack has been forced to go to Congress for an authorization vote. Congress returns on September 9. From ‘this is an immediate threat’ to ‘fiddle de de I’ll do it tomorrow’. Obama began this crawl by stating that the military is ready now or “a month from now” to strike Syria. Of course American military readiness has not been a point of contention. We know our servicewomen and men are ready. It’s Barack Obama that is not ready. The Obama “red line” is a “yellow streak” and maybe he wants congress to get him off the hook.

    Second, Obama has thrown a lot of supporters under the bus. John “we must strike now” Kerry has been carpet bombed by Barack. The Syria strike is now a major political hot potato for Republicans and Obama Dimocrats. What Obama Dimocrats – you know the ones deranged by the Hillary vote for authorization of force in Iraq – will do is now a cause for Santa Clause style giggling belly mirth. All those Obama Dimocrats now have to become war-mongers like Obama in order to support the Nobel Peace Prize winner that rode an authorization for use of force in Iraq to career advancement. No doubt Obama Dimocrats will attempt to cloak this as an anti-WMD highfalutin moral crusade. Well played Dick Cheney, well played. And Bill Clinton… kudos. When Bill Clinton called Obama a “fool” a “total fool” a “total wuss” he was right on target.

    Republicans too now have to put up or shut up. What will Republicans running for reelection do? What will Obama supporter Lindsay Graham do? Will Lindsay vote for a flaccid “strike” on Syria knowing it is so weak it will do nothing but give Syria survivor bragging rights? Good luck on that primary Lindsay. Good luck on that primary McConnell. The Big Question: Will Republicans vote to help Barack Obama and provide the votes for authorization and thereby cover for Obama Dimocrats that in their heart of hearts don’t want to be seen as “baby killers”. Or will Republicans take the wiser course we suggest below which Sarah Palin so sharply summarizes as: “Let Allah sort it out” a.k.a. let them (Muslim Brotherhood Syria) kill themselves (murderous government thug Assad). As in the Iran-Iraq war American policy should be to have both sides lose.

    Third, the headline is “Syria Wins“. Champagne in Damascus tonight. Derisive laughter from strong leader Putin in Moscow as the vodka flows in celebration of victory. Putin will be hosting Obama next week and we would not be surprised if Putin pisses in a cup and forces Obama to drink – either from the cup or the “faucet”. The “rebel” groups and Jordan will be drinking hemlock. In Israel, more proof if any was needed that Obama is a boob and they will have to defend themselves if Israel is to survive. “Never Again!” Get ready to strike at Iran Israel because Obama will get you killed.

    Fourth, this “debate” is going to take up a lot of ink and time. September was supposed to be about ObamaCare but now it is going to be a trip down Memory Lane as we relive the Iraq War debate. The young Obama Hopium Guzzlers and the older Obama Hopium Guzzlers now have to decide if they want to defend Obama’s deadly ObamaCare or Obama’s Latest War.

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  27. In a short speech just a few moments ago Obama announced he will seek congressional authority on attacking Syria even though he believes he has the authority to go ahead with strike. But Charles Krauthammer said that it was astonishing the lack of urgency he displayed, suggesting he could carry out this attack in the next week or the next month. “This is amateur hour,” Krauthammer said, and if you were sitting in Syria, Iraq, or Moscow watching this speech, then it looked like Obama was looking for a way out of striking Syria after he had boxed himself in.

    http://therightscoop.com/amateur-hour-krauthammer-obama-boxed-himself-in-and-now-hes-looking-for-a-way-out-of-attacking-syria/

  28. http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/31/amateur-hour-krauthammer-slams-obamas-sudden-decision-to-delay-syria-strike-video/

    “[T]he most astonishing thing is the lack of any urgency,” Krauthammer said. “As you say, Congress will be back in a week. He says, ‘I can strike in a day or a week or a month,’ as if he is a judge handing down a sentence and the execution can be any time in the future. There is a war going on. Do you think everybody is going to hold their breath, hold their arms, step aside until Obama decides when he wants to go to Congress?

    “Look, I think he should go to Congress,” he continued. “I think it is absolutely necessary. But he has done no preparation. What they should have done — I mean, this is sort of amateur hour. When there were the first attacks six months ago or if you like, when we had the current attacks, he should have immediately have called in the Congress the way the prime minister of Britain had called in the parliament, had a debate and got a resolution and then went out and told the world we are going do x or we are not going to do x.”

    He went on to say this gesture from Obama looks as if he was seeking a way out of a position he had boxed himself into.

    “But the idea that you make the case, you leak the details, you tell the world that this has to be done and then you say, ‘Well, I will take my time. I’ll go to Congress and we’ll see,’” Krauthammer said. “This should be done in three days. It isn’t as if people are not aware of the arguments. You should go out there, bring them in [and] have it done by the end of the week. And the world, I think, will have higher respect. But this looks as if you are a cynic, meaning if you are sitting Syria, Iran, Moscow, it looks like a president who boxed himself into a corner and is looking for a way out.”

  29. Is Obama getting ready to put Boots on the ground in Syria?? 😯

    The amphibious transport dock San Antonio, carrying elements of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has joined the five Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, a defense official confirmed Friday evening.

    “No specific tasking has been received at this point,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The San Antonio is being kept in the sea as a prudent decision should ship capabilities be required.”

    The five destroyers positioned near Syria are the: Barry, Gravely, Mahan, Ramage and Stout.

    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20130830/NEWS/308300039?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  30. ” But for the most part, there was, Brother Martin himself, I think, would’ve been turning over in his grave.”
    ******
    same song, second verse:

    “Dr. King Was A Man, “The Dreamer” Is A Zombie”
    (snip)
    “In the four decades since, I never saw anything like the instant turnaround the establishment media did on Dr. King. Overnight the chorus of praise and approbation turned into a perfect media storm of abuse and calumny. He was denounced as arrogant and ungrateful, traitorous and deceitful, a hypocritical dupe of the communists, and on and on. By the time of his death a year later Dr. King was one of the most reviled and hated figures in the nation.

    When King was murdered, civil uprisings occurred in scores of US cities, and the establishment myth makers made a second 180 degree turn. While the smoke rose from burning cities you heard the first references to Dr. King not as a champion of economic justice, not as a moral voice against militarism and empire, not the fighter for a guaranteed minimum income for all, but as “The Dreamer.” Media figures began instructing us on “Dr. King’s Dream” – something nobody ever heard of before – as the reference point for our past struggle, our present predicament and our future agenda. Thus, as Gary Younge points out in his recent book, a new Dr. King was constructed

    This new Dr. King didn’t call into question poverty. But he did have a dream. This new Dr. King stopped wondering, as the living King once did, why people pay water bills in a world that’s two-thirds water. But still, he had a dream. This new Dr. King never again mentioned the right of black workers to form unions and negotiate for their dignity and livelihoods. But this new guy, he had a dream.

    The Dreamer as we know him today bears little resemblance to the man who was murdered in 1968. The Dreamer was constructed out of whole cloth by the same powerful media institutions which built King up in 1965 and 66, which denounced and slandered him 67 and 68, and made him a useful saint after his death. King never lived to be forty, so the Dreamer has already lived longer than the man, and for the powerful, has been far more useful. It’s no mistake that a single speech in 1963 commemorated this week, was chosen by the establishment to represent the man’s life work, and to negate it.”
    (snip)

  31. I want congress to vote 50% yes, 50% no (match for every yes vote with a no vote) and hand this back to Barrrrack.

  32. Matt Drudge: “Putin Is The Leader of the Free World”

    After two weeks of posturing from the Obama administration, including claims that a cruise missile strike was mere hours or days away, President Obama backed off the possibility of a limited attack on Syria, saying that he wanted Congress to debate the issue and then vote on it.

    It is believed that Obama backed down after being threatened with the possibility of large-scale counter strikes by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

    Is Matt Drudge right? Did Putin give Obama the smack-down on Syria?

    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/matt-drudge-putin-is-the-leader-of-the-free-world_082013

  33. Must say Obama and Kerry look like complete clueless idiots right about now and its for all to see….Hillary must be sitting watching stunned at the incompetence on full view.

    I have never seen so weak a President in my lifetime, this is the crumbling of a Presidency right before our eyes…we knew it would happen eventually.

  34. This is what happens when you put a man who was basically a half 1st term Senator into the WH…the political equivalent of making the agency temp the company CEO after a week typing letters up and watch it crash and burn in weeks.

  35. I support an attack on those using chemical weapons . We did nothing when Hitler gassed 6 million Jews and killed millions of others. I am no fan of Obama, but morally how can the leader of the free world allow this to go on ? We let Saddam do this and it ended up costing thousands of American lives and many others years later. Now I agree that the way it is being handled is incompetent , but the concept of letting this go unpunished is not an option IMO.

  36. I think King Obama really revealed himself today with two comments. First “MY MILITARY” and the second, and to me the most telling that somebody clipped his wings, was “While I BELIEVE I have the authority..”.

    Apparently the King of governance by fiat was told flat out..no you don’t. Does anyone really believe he wouldn’t have done this on his own if he wasn’t told otherwise by one of his minions?

  37. jbstonesfan
    August 31, 2013 at 9:37 pm
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    Fine. But suppose both sides have used chemical weapons, as the evidence now indicates (supra). What should he do then? Launch cruise missiles at the rebels as well.

    I think the policy has changed in the past 42 hours. If all he was looking to do was to conduct a strike which was muscular enough not to be mocked, but not so muscular as to provoke a response from Iran or Russia, then there would be no reason to dispatch marines, or go for a congressional vote. That is a policy of defeat for the reasons previously suggested. I think now he is thinking about a broader range of attack with ground troops backing him up, and he has determined, wisely in my judgment, that this course is fraught with risk, and in view of the parliament vote, he wants Congress to approve the attack so if it fails or if it leads to a wider war, he cannot be blamed. There are enough democrats who worship at his feet, and enough RINOs who never met a military strike that they did not like so long as they did not have to be one of the people who carry it out, that he will get congressional approval–even though the RINOs rail against us being the word’s policeman, and even though the American People have no strategic interest in launching such an attack. As that line in A Man For All Season: I am not God. If he needs to be punished let God do it.

  38. First “MY MILITARY
    ——————-

    That is the imprimatur of a sociopath.

    And we are entering the act out phase, as predicted.

    The angry ossified child who resents the treatment he received in his childhood takes vengeance upon the world stage.

  39. Our greatest president evah—NBC

    A Constitutional Lawyer who reminds the blood thirstiest among us that he shares view, but we must follow the Constitution–CNN

    A man of towering intellect and iron convictions–WashPo

    A quintessential leader—NYT

    A man (mench) not to be trifled with—Politico

    Well, I guess that makes it unanimous

    Except for that pesky Larry Johnson who does not know a Messiah when he sees one–

    Or consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds

    —————————-

    Barack Obama Overrules Barack Obama

    By Larry Johnson on August 31, 2013 at 6:06 PM in Current Affairs

    What a weird, bizarre little man? Oh sure, Barack is tall. But when it comes to political stature and leadership, he reveals himself to be the tiniest of Lilliputians. If this were a Monty Python skit, we would be rolling on the floor, gasping for breaths because of the hilarity of the moment. Pay close attention to what he said:

    Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets. This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope.

    What the what? He decided we should take action? So, when do the bombs and missiles start flying?

    Here’s a video hint:

    Yes. The super moonwalking black man has got to be Obama. Why? He’s made not one, but two, count them, TWO BIG BOY DECISIONS:

    But having made my decision as Commander-in-Chief based on what I am convinced is our national security interests, I’m also mindful that I’m the President of the world’s oldest constitutional democracy. I’ve long believed that our power is rooted not just in our military might, but in our example as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. And that’s why I’ve made a second decision: I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people’s representatives in Congress.

    What drugs are they using in the White House? Let me get this straight–Obama consulted with his ironically named “brain trust” of Susan Rice, John Kerry, Samantha Power and Denis McDonough and they thought it a dandy idea to announce a non-decision decision?

    So, basically, he has decided to fulfill his 2007 promise to follow the Constitution before authorizing military action against a foreign government. How damn quaint?

    I can only imagine the Twitter hilarity about to ensue:

    “I have decided that every American should have long black hair.”

    “I have decided that every man should have a ten inch penis.”

    “I have decided that only nice people should run the world.”

    “I have decided that Martians are my new best friends.”

    I’m sure you get the idea. Make up any bizarre shit you like. Blurt it out in public, but do it with a scowl on your face and a voice tinged with self-righteousness. And you know what? You’ll be doing a perfect imitation of Barack Obama.

    Pathetic.

  40. For those that6 missed it:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151832583113588&set=a.10150723283643588.424640.24718773587&type=1

    LET ALLAH SORT IT OUT

    “So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” – Sarah Palin

    * President Obama wants America involved in Syria’s civil war pitting the antagonistic Assad regime against equally antagonistic Al Qaeda affiliated rebels. But he’s not quite sure which side is doing what, what the ultimate end game is, or even whose side we should be on. Haven’t we learned? WAGs don’t work in war.

    * We didn’t intervene when over 100,000 Syrians were tragically slaughtered by various means, but we’ll now intervene to avenge the tragic deaths of over 1,000 Syrians killed by chemical weapons, though according to the White House we’re not actually planning to take out the chemical weapons because doing so would require “too much of a commitment.”

    * President Obama wants to do what, exactly? Punish evil acts in the form of a telegraphed air strike on Syria to serve as a deterrent? If our invasion of Iraq wasn’t enough of a deterrent to stop evil men from using chemical weapons on their own people, why do we think this will be?

    * The world sympathizes with the plight of civilians tragically caught in the crossfire of this internal conflict. But President Obama’s advertised war plan (which has given Assad enough of a heads-up that he’s reportedly already placing human shields at targeted sites) isn’t about protecting civilians, and it’s not been explained how lobbing U.S. missiles at Syria will help Syrian civilians. Do we really think our actions help either side or stop them from hurting more civilians?

    * We have no clear mission in Syria. There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one. And where’s the legal consent of the people’s representatives? Our allies in Britain have already spoken. They just said no. The American people overwhelmingly agree, and the wisdom of the people must be heeded.

    * Our Nobel Peace Prize winning President needs to seek Congressional approval before taking us to war. It’s nonsense to argue that, “Well, Bush did it.” Bull. President Bush received support from both Congress and a coalition of our allies for “his wars,” ironically the same wars Obama says he vehemently opposed because of lack of proof of America’s vital interests being at stake.

    * Bottom line is that this is about President Obama saving political face because of his “red line” promise regarding chemical weapons.

    * As I said before, if we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting “Allah Akbar” at each other, then let Allah sort it out.

    – Sarah Palin

  41. From under the bus John Kerry will be on TV today to explain the unexplainable. BTW, is this for real?:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/08/31/state-dept-official-tells-fnc-james-rosen-obama-will-take-syria-action-even-if-congress-says-no/

    State Dept Official Tells FNC’s James Rosen, Obama Will Take Syria Action Even If Congress Says No

    I think this is just posturing, perhaps to reach Syria. But if it’s true, hello impeachment!

    Via Gretawire:

    A senior State Department official tells Fox News the president’s decision to take military action in Syria still stands, and will indeed be carried out, regardless of whether Congress votes next week to approve the use of such force.

    The official said that every major player on the National Security Council – including the commander-in-chief – was in accord last night on the need for military action, and that the president’s decision to seek a congressional debate and vote was a surprise to most if not all of them. However, the aide insisted the request for Congress to vote did not supplant the president’s earlier decision to use force in Syria, only delayed its implementation.

    “That’s going to happen, anyway,” the source told me, adding that that was why the president, in his rose Garden remarks, was careful to establish that he believes he has the authority to launch such strikes even without congressional authorization.

    Approval does not mean approval anymore.

  42. If Congress says NO and he does it anyway, they need to move articles of impeachment immediately as a direct violation of congressional authority and abuse of Presidential power. I think the public may actually support that if they can make it stick that Obama had no intention of listening.

  43. The nerve and ugliness of politics and their lies.

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/britain-sold-nerve-gas-chemicals-2242520

    Revealed: Britain sold nerve gas chemicals to Syria 10 months after war began
    1 Sep 2013 07:21

    FURIOUS politicians have demanded Prime Minister David Cameron explain why chemical export licences were granted to firms last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.

    BRITAIN allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas, the Sunday Mail can reveal today.

    Export licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride were granted months after the bloody civil war in the Middle East began.

    The chemical is capable of being used to make weapons such as sarin, thought to be the nerve gas used in the attack on a rebel-held Damascus suburb which killed nearly 1500 people, including 426 children, 10 days ago.

    President Bashar Assad’s forces have been blamed for the attack, leading to calls for an armed response from the West.

    British MPs voted against joining America in a strike. But last night, President Barack Obama said he will seek the approval of Congress to take military action.

    The chemical export licences were granted by Business Secretary Vince Cable’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.

    They were only revoked six months later, when the European Union imposed tough sanctions on Assad’s regime.

    Yesterday, politicians and anti-arms trade campaigners urged Prime Minister David Cameron to explain why the licences were granted.

    Dunfermline and West Fife Labour MP Thomas Docherty, who sits on the House of Commons’ Committees on Arms Export Controls, plans to lodge Parliamentary questions tomorrow and write to Cable.

    He said: “At best it has been negligent and at worst reckless to export material that could have been used to create chemical weapons.

    “MPs will be horrified and furious that the UK Government has been allowing the sale of these ingredients to Syria.

    “What the hell were they doing granting a licence in the first place?

    “I would like to know what investigations have been carried out to establish if any of this
    material exported to Syria was subsequently used in the attacks on its own people.”

    The SNP’s leader at Westminster, Angus Robertson MP, said: “I will be raising this in Parliament as soon as possible to find out what examination the UK Government made of where these chemicals were going and what they were to be used for.

  44. Family says veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74

    Sad to see him go as he was one of the true real journalists who destroyed many a corrupt politican and held their lying feet to the fire.

  45. moononpluto
    September 1, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Family says veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74

    Sad to see him go as he was one of the true real journalists who destroyed many a corrupt politican and held their lying feet to the fire.
    ____________________________________

    Prayers for the family

  46. Watch Obama and Kerry try to find any sort of “evidence” they can now they have been cornered….if they don’t find it, it will be fabricated.

  47. Secy. of State Kerry tells CNN: Blood and hair samples collected from eastern Damascus have “tested positive for signatures of sarin”

    Would that be the same Sarin gas that the Rebels/AQ used in the chemical attack they have forgotten about in April and the UN verified?. How convenient…..

  48. Flipflopper for Kerry was so right….

    Kerry position on Congressional authorization: he was for it before he was against it before he was for it. Until he’s against it.

  49. Secretary of State John Kerry referenced this photograph when making his speech today, trying to drive home how awful the Syrian chemical attack was as he tried to convince us why we should go to war.

    One problem. The picture isn’t even from Syria. It’s from Iraq in 2003.

    The photographer, Marco di Lauro, said he nearly “fell off his chair” when he saw it was being used to promote a war in Syria. It’s getting pretty disturbing to see how far our politicians, both Republican and Democrat, are willing to go to drum up support for a war nobody wants.”

    https://www.facebook.com/RightWingRantsRaves?ref=stream

  50. I was at a golf course yesterday and they had Gothic Boy (David Gregory) on television, recounting in exquisite detail the preparations which are being made to attack Assad, in fast, staccado, breathless type of way which conveyed precisely the impression the administration wanted which was that Obama IS god, and because he is god it is axiomatic that he knows what is best, and god’s wrath will consist of brutal but lazer like strike. Obviously, when he murders civilians in the process, his cadre of left wing supporters and big media whores will carry him in the streets on their shoulders, because the corruption we see in those people knows no boundaries–it is limitless, and contrary evidence is for racist. What you are seeing is the emergence of the totalitarian mind in all its glory. With nothing to stop it, it will one day lead to the gulag. It is the path which history has shown leads only to despair and from which no one ever returns. He will get the votes. You can make book on it.

  51. What drugs are they using in the White House? Let me get this straight–Obama consulted with his ironically named “brain trust” of Susan Rice, John Kerry, Samantha Power and Denis McDonough
    ———————————
    A cabal of losers, who are depending on our military (which he now calls my military) to pull their chestnuts out of the fire. They are in that fire because they have pursued an incoherent strategy, which has undermined the support of key allies and made us a bankrupt pariah nation.

    Pray tell what do you suppose would happen if Russia stepped in directly. They have their advisers on the ground already. What if they told Obama and his camp following congress that an attack upon Syria would be regarded as a serious and provocative act, fraught not only with risks but with dire consequences.

    Would Obama go Dr. Strangelove?

    No doubt in my mind he would. He is first and foremost a sociopath. There is no effective check and balance. And big media will cast a propaganda shield around him whatever he does. And half the American People are sheeple. That is the going proposition, and it is unstoppable. There will be no profiles in courage in congress this time.

    And no doubt that big media and Congress would support. Oh we would yell like hell, and wave our spears. But he and his minions are inside the castle and they really do not care one wit what we think. And neither for that matter does congress. But the brain trust he refers to is like calling Moe Larry and Curley a brain trust, when it comes to foreign policy. They are the least impressive people on earth, again, hoping that our military will bail them out of the corner they are in. And, I for one, think it is likely to happen, because there are no effective checks and balances in the system. All power is being consolidated in Washington D.C>

  52. What a tragedy that big media has forsaken the nation for their messiah. If they had an ounce of integrity (which they do not) then they would read and heed what admin said:
    —————————————————–

    “The BOob is a pushover – that is the message from Barack Obama’s European vacation. The news from Asia is not much better as North Korea sizes up Obama and sees a dwarf.

    World leaders sized up Obama and decided he is a celebrity wannabee. So world leaders gave Obama the soul craving celebrity he wants for himself and then smartly picked the pockets of Uncle Sam while Obama grinned.

    This is all in keeping with the Obama history of self-agrandizement and doing nothing, zero, for anyone else. During the European Vacation Obama backslapped as if he was back at Harvard University bamboozling conservatives and liberals in order to advance himself. During the European Vacation Obama grinned and laughed and cameras popped but Americans were about as comforted as Obama’s freezing Chicago constituents. During the European Vacation Obama insulted America in order to make himself more popular.

    World leaders took a page from Madame Mao, the “White-boned Demon” and flattered and built up Obama on a pedestal so high Obama became irrelevant.

    Social power and popularity can be potent weapons if you are Louis XIV of France, the “Sun King”. But Obama’s yearning for celebrity, social power, and popularity are to fill a void in his fatherless self not to help America nor Americans.

    Big Media won’t say Obama was made a fool of and mocked by real world leaders. Big Media prefers to focus on the sleeveless scowler and praise her clumsy protocol pratfalls.

    World leaders saw Obama, shuttered their eyelids, smiled, and whispered “Sucker”. “

  53. If you think my indictment of big media is too severe, and that they are just honest people busy doing their jobs, and feeding their families, and buying their Ferrari minivans and buying their castles in Spain, then I really cannot help you. My friend who is connected to big media reminds me that for a couple years big media did not want to cover the Watergate story, and Ben Bradley himself, despite his democrat loyalties, was worried that taking on Nixon could mean the end of his newspaper, stayed the course, and eventually a turning point occurred. I have argued that point with her. She now agrees with me. There will be no turning point. If everything turns to shit, they will seek and find scapegoats for Obama and big media will protect him forever. It is sad, but true.

  54. Rand Paul
    John Kerry has asked: How can you ask a man to be the last to die for a mistake? I ask: How can you ask a man to be the first?

    ___________________________________

    Good question Rand. I wonder how Obama’s Military will answer 🙄

  55. I Love this. Admin and friends you will too. 😆

    Now that right there is something Barack Obama, who’s fixin’ to make like a modern-day John Wayne and bomb Syria, should contemplate while looking in a mirror. That’s right – Barack Obama, the man who’s always the “smartest guy in the room,” wants to send a message to Bashar al-Assad by dropping bombs in the Syrian desert. The problem is ‘The Duke’ may have shot himself in the foot instead. Seems when the president was throwing his weight around by cutting tens of billions of dollars out of the US military budget, he didn’t foresee the possibility of needing to use the US military for something other than holding his umbrella.
    Read more at http://theblacksphere.net/2013/08/barack-honcho-obama-shoots-foot/#qEhvFDCRrBUGj5fr.99

  56. The howitzers of the left mount a take no prisoners defense of Obama, and one writer is not impressed. He is such a racist that he honestly believed that the state of Florida failed to prove its case against Zimmerman, such a skeptic that he fails to perceive the god like qualities of Obama, and such a fool as to stare down the howitzers of the left. He sees them for the Nazis they truly are, and dares to dismiss the Big Lie they feed to the sheeple as “nonsense wrapped in stupidity inside of bull”–quoting Churchill, who was also an enemy of Nazis like your present day leftist, progressive, defender of Obama, or whatever you want to call them.

    William Saletan Shills For Obama. Water Is Wet

    By: streiff (Diary) | August 31st, 2013 at 08:58 PM | 8

    RESIZE: AAA

    Even before Obama’s disastrous Press Conference About Nothing today which gave us more insights into his utterly vacuous thinking and lack of strategic vision, the usual suspects on the left lined up to help him out of the hole he has dug for himself.

    One of those, naturally, is William Saletan of Slate. In defense of the incoherent foreign policy of the Obama administration, Saletan tries to pull on his big boy pants and sound tough:

    The better reason to hit Syria is colder and simpler: If Bashar al-Assad doesn’t pay for gassing his people, he and others are more likely to use weapons of mass destruction again. To discourage that, we have to make him suffer.

    But to continue to hold onto his fringe-left club card he has to find someway to blame President Bush.

    Nobody wants another Iraq. Iraq is why we don’t trust our intelligence agencies when they tell us Assad used chemical weapons. Iraq is why we dread another invasion. But our mistakes in Iraq also conceal the perils of the road not taken. What would have happened if Saddam’s defiance of the U.N. inspectors had gone unpunished? What would other regimes have concluded about the world’s willingness to police the development and use of weapons of mass destruction?

    Just to refresh Saletan’s memory let’s revisit what we did to Iraq between 1992 and 2003. We establish no-fly zones over at least half of Iraq and regularly targeted any actions by anti-aircraft batteries. When inspectors were expelled in 1998 we initiated an air campaign aimed at, wait for it, punishing Saddam Hussein. All the while Iraq was under trade and financial sanctions, a policy that Slate editorialized against as ineffective and counterproductive.

    The decision to invade Iraq was the result of the sanctions regime beginning to fail in the face of a coordinated public relations campaign sponsored by the left, one that downplayed Saddam’s aggressiveness and brutality. The invasion of Iraq was the end of a failed 11 year program of, in Saletan’s words, inflicting pain on Saddam.

    Contrary to Saletan’s assertion, Obama is not threatening to make Assad “pay” for his alleged use of chemical weapons. In fact, he has said Assad will not be a target, we are not trying to overthrow him, and:

    One U.S. official who has been briefed on the options on Syria said he believed the White House would seek a level of intensity “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not so devastating that it would prompt a response from Syrian allies Iran and Russia.

    I use the word alleged deliberately. To date there is zero forensic evidence that chemical weapons were used. They may have been but one would think whatever “rebel” force controlling the area of the strikes would have made a priority of getting blood, tissue, and soil samples to the West rather than YouTube videos. If chemical weapons were used, we don’t know for a fact who employed them as the “rebels” have been accused of using them in the past. Further, we really don’t know whether the weapons were used as a result of an order from Assad (in my view unlikely for a whole host of reasons from the target chosen — totally irrelevant from a tactical or strategic viewpoint — and his knowledge of the repercussions.) or a local commander decided it would be fun.

    Saletan’s final zinger is:

    If you don’t want a military strike in Syria, fine. Make your case for sanctions or some other alternative. Whatever you propose doesn’t have to save Assad’s people. But it had better hurt him.

    What is being contemplated, under a best case scenario, is what did not work in Iraq even when combined with a vigorous international sanctions regime. There is a word for trying the same thing over and over in hopes of achieving a different result but it escapes me at that moment.

    Nothing proposed by Obama, or by Saletan, will hurt Assad. Some of his troops will be killed. Inevitably we will kill innocent civilians. He will stay in power and will not even have to worry about being a target. If he uses chemical weapons again, he knows the extremely low price he will have to pay.

    To be clear, what we heard today from Captain Bull****, and what this article by Saletan represents, is nothing but a shallow political ploy. Obama is going to toss the issue to the Congress, hope (as I do) that they do nothing, and then blame them for every successive atrocity. This is not a strategy aimed at Syria or the Middle East. It is aimed at the 2014 elections. It is a strategy that will fail because most Americans clearly see that Syria is irrelevant to our security and Obama’s plan does nothing to remedy the situation there, but Obama is hardly a political savant.

    Saletan’s essay is just another example of him acting as a butt-remora for Obama and any other administration toad that gives him a work assignment. It is, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, nonsense wrapped in stupidity inside of bull****.

  57. PUTIN EMBOLDENED

    Putin, in fact, seems emboldened as Obama’s problems pile up and some of his allies face difficulties over Syria.

    British Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure after parliament refused to back military action and Obama’s decision to seek Congress’ approval for strikes has put French President Francois Hollande under pressure to let deputies have a say.

    Putin said the British parliamentary vote last Thursday was a sign that even people in countries closely allied to the United States were drawing conclusions from what he depicted as Washington’s foreign policy mistakes.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/01/us-syria-crisis-russia-g20-analysis-idUSBRE98007P20130901

  58. I will add a fourth reason. This is the same adminstration that told the American people Benghazi was the end result of a year-old YouTube video. THIS ADMINISTRATION CANNOT BE TRUSTED………PERIOD.

    Sidenote: Congress better figure out real quick the only reason he is coming to them is so he can later BLAME THEM. THIS POTUS CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

  59. Admin your 31 Aug 4:09 pm video is active every time you reload, and must be turned off or it continues to play. Hopefully you can change that so you have to activate it to play.

  60. UNITED NATIONS:

    U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said any notion that the departure of the chemical weapons inspection team from Syria opened a window for a U.S. attack is “grotesque.” He said about 1,000 international and U.N. staff remain in Syria, and the United Nations is just as concerned about their welfare as it was about the inspectors. Nesirky spoke after U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane briefed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the investigation into the alleged chemical weapons.

    http://tbo.com/ap/world/a-look-at-syria-developments-around-the-world-ap_world7c48879b30f44bb09444bc977d996d62

  61. What role will Chelsea will have in the race?
    ===

    The return of the first daughter: Experts weigh in on what role Chelsea Clinton will play if her mother runs for office again
    The next presidential election may be three years away, but political hopefuls are already planning their runs in the republican and democratic primaries.

    And it’s looking even more likely that former first lady Hillary Clinton will take another stab at the White House.

    This time, however, experts are wondering what role her daughter Chelsea will have in the race.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408057/The-return-daughter-Experts-weigh-role-Chelsea-Clinton-play-mother-runs-office-again.html

  62. Foxy, that pic alone, was worth clicking on the link you posted. Barack in western wear lol. It just accentuates his wimpiness. Thanks for posting it.

  63. “She now agrees with me. There will be no turning point. If everything turns to shit, they will seek and find scapegoats for Obama and big media will protect him forever. It is sad, but true.”
    ____________________

    A small jump, I guess from reporter to prostitute, turning tricks for BO.

  64. Putin said the British parliamentary vote last Thursday was a sign that even people in countries closely allied to the United States were drawing conclusions from what he depicted as Washington’s foreign policy mistakes.
    ————————————————-
    True.

    But big media,

    The RINOS, and

    The sheeple

    Believe in the tooth fairy

    And they cannot handle the truth.

  65. freespirit
    September 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Foxy, that pic alone, was worth clicking on the link you posted. Barack in western wear lol. It just accentuates his wimpiness. Thanks for posting it.
    _______________________________—-

    I just knew everyone here would love it. 😆 😆

  66. Reuters: Saudi Arabia says it is time for world community to do everything in its power to stop aggression against Syrian people

    …………hellooo why not get off your own ass and do something about it, its not like you dont have the money to do it…..

  67. Why are all the media outlets hitting out at Hillary for saying nothing about Syria…..

    Firstly why should she jump into this mess…..she is not the current SoS, thats Kerry’s job, you wanted it you got it.

    secondly, she aint a part of the administration, it is not her place to do so.

    Thirdly……never let your enemy of the rope when they are swinging on it…………

    Always trying to blame her.

  68. What is going on at the WH……..many people are not talking to each other….

    Joe Biden & John Kerry have 64 years in Senate between them yet Obama didn’t consult them re going to Congress on Syria. Just weird. Makes you wonder if its bunker time mentality over there.

  69. Saudi Arabia says it is time for world community to do everything in its power to stop aggression against Syrian people
    ————————
    Coming from the country that spawned al Quaeda and wants to us to overthrow Assad, so they have no skin in the game, tius is hardly surprising. They are in a position to control Obama, since he is their mole.

  70. Why are all the media outlets hitting out at Hillary for saying nothing about Syria
    ——————————-
    Because Kerry is a poor messenger. I hope she does not get mixed up in this, but I am sure she will. And that will be a mistake. If I were Putin, I would put my best forensic specialists to work disproving the evidence which as been presented, proving that the rebels have also used chemical weapons, and casting this attack by the US as a colonialist war of aggression. And, I would find a way to open the books of Saudi Arabia. I would light a fire under the asses of the left in this country to either condemn this action or be labeled a hypocrite. Send Jean Garfulo over there as Ambassador with a one way ticket.

  71. Joe Biden & John Kerry have 64 years in Senate between them yet Obama didn’t consult them re going to Congress on Syria
    —————————–
    Then they are approaching retirement age, and should retire.

  72. A couple of headlines from Buzzfeed.

    Apparently, Corey Booker was very much against another war, until he was for it.

    The second article comments about the fact that Hillary has abstained from commenting on a proposed strike on Syria, but, the author assumes that she probably supports it.

    You know that old saying about what happens when we assume….

    “Cory Booker Walks Back Opposition To Military Intervention In Syria”

    “After making an impassioned case earlier this week against another war, the senate candidate defers to Obama’s judgement. “I expect that the president will clearly delineate what the strategic objectives are,” says Booker.”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/cory-booker-walks-back-opposition-to-military-intervention-i

    _______________

    “Hillary Clinton Stays Quiet On Syria”

    “The former Secretary of State, who once pushed to aid and arm the Syrian rebels, has yet to weigh in on Obama’s plan for military intervention.”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/cory-booker-walks-back-opposition-to-military-intervention-i

  73. I have less respect for most of the leftist journalists personally, than I do for their work product. I think many of them are frauds and four flushers who love Obama, promote the racial grievance, and are more devoted to the narrative than to the truth. The writer scorned in the piece below as an Obama shill, may be shilling for Obama, but unlike so many of his colleagues, he is willing to listen, to look at the facts, and when he realizes the he is wrong, he admits it and revises his opinion. http://isteve.blogspot.com/2013/07/william-saletan-speaks-sense.html

    Most big media people–at NBC, CNN, etc. are corrupt people, but this guy is not. He is at Salon. I agree with the writer who is criticizing his piece, I think the tone should be more collegial, as it will be between people who have different opinions, but realize that we are all fallible–except of course Obama. Good old infallible because he is final, and not final because he is infallible, our dearly beloved sociopath B. Hussein Obama.

    Or maybe he is infallible, and like many people I just cannot stand to see a black man in the White House, which is the only explanation for any opposition to Obama, that his most ardent supporter tearful Jeanne Garafulo can think of.

  74. Corey Booker
    —————
    Another dead soul.

    This guy backs down faster than John Boehner.

    And they said the four minute mile would never be broken.

    But how could they know how fast Booker could run for the exits when his position draws fire from his own party.

    Fiercely against the other party, a Muppet when his own party is questioned, and another Obama shill for the elites.

  75. wbboei

    September 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Why are all the media outlets hitting out at Hillary for saying nothing about Syria
    ——————————-
    Because Kerry is a poor messenger. I hope she does not get mixed up in this, but I am sure she will. And that will be a mistake.

    Also a fear of mine, especially in this age of stupid news. However, as freespirit posted above, it seems that this is a minefield that she is avoiding like the plague.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/hillary-clinton-stays-quiet-on-syria

    Hillary 2016

  76. A three tour veteran and a bot had a stimulating exchange of views on a different site, and to help the young bot appreciate some of the complexities which elude him, offered this assessment:

    You have never seen iraq, or afghanistan, or libya or lebanon, or any of the third world cesspools where we are damned no matter what we do. You are an effete little pos who relies on better men to keep your little bubble intact. Your are contemptible.

    Nice. He sounded a little like Jack Nicholson, didn’t he?

  77. The Republican Party has lost the debate AGAIN.

    How did they lose it this time????????????

    The way they always do: by allowing the other side to define the issue.

    If the issue is do we attack Assad, there are at least two ways to frame the issue.

    Option I: we are the only nation in the world with the will and capacity to defend international law, and to prevent the wanton killing of human beings by a man who is worse than Hitler. We are blessed to have a decisive leader in the White House, a greater than Kennedy, who is ready willing and clear, cogent and convincing proof that chemical weapons were used by this monster. Therefore, the pertinent question is should we launch a few cruise missiles, and prevent a recurrence of Auschwitz, or sit idly by and let history repeat itself?

    Option II: we have no national interest at stake in Syria. We already have three wars on our hands, none of which is succeeding. The moral equities in Syria are murky: both sides have used chemical weapons. The side we would attack has not attacked us, whereas the side we support attacked us on 911. We have not prepared for such an attack diplomatically, we have no international coalition, our misguided policies in the region have exacerbated sectarian conflict, and the Guns of August are a distinct possibility. Therefore, the pertinent question is not whether it is in the national interests of this country to intervene in this civil war.

    The Republicans have allowed Obama and his butt boys in big media to frame the issue the first way. And that is why I am quite sure we are headed to war, even though it makes no sense to anyone who cares about the fate of this nation.

  78. Correction: Therefore, the pertinent question is whether it is in the national interests of this country to intervene in this civil war, and assume all of the costs, risks and losses which it will surely entail.

  79. WRONG AGAIN RINO NUTCASE RICK MORAN WEIGHS IN, AS EXPECTED. A “rocky road” Rick? Really? Not with assholes like you, McNutt and Light in the Loafers in the picture. The fear that I have (among many when in relates to that unholy triumverate? is that by the end of the process they will all be singing bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran. And the dims will say, the country be damned, we have got to save Obama. The party uber alles.
    ————————

    Rocky Road Seen for Congressional Authorization of Syria Attack

    At present, there is no way to predict which way Congress will jump on the resolution to authorize force against Syria.

    On the one hand. you have a sizable number of both Democrats and Republicans who could be considered non-interventionists. The libertarian wing of the GOP seems to have united around the idea of a “no” vote. Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are leading the charge against Syrian intervention in the Senate.

    But there are also members like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham who have already indicated they will vote against authorization because the president’s actions don’t go far enough. Taken together, the doves and hawks might unite, making it a tough coalition to beat and delivering a crushing defeat to the president’s meager plans for intervention.

    Reuters reports:

    Because Congress will not even begin floor debate until September 9 at the earliest, a question mark will hang over Washington’s Syria policy for weeks, punctuated by emotional and probably bitter debate.

    That became evident on Saturday immediately after President Barack Obama’s surprise announcement that he would seek authorization for limited military strikes in Syria from members of Congress, many of whom, he has complained, reflexively oppose anything he proposes.

    No one knowledgeable about Congress was willing to predict with any confidence how it would deal with a resolution to permit strikes in Syria.

    The uncertainty is compounded by Obama’s often strained and distant relationship with Congress.

    A House Democratic aide, on condition of anonymity, said “the vote will depend on the Republicans” because Democrats “will be split down the middle.”

    Asked how the votes might go in the House and Senate, Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee said he thought it could be “problematic.”

    PUBLIC OPINION FACTOR

    Some members “may not understand what’s happening” in Syria, he told CNN, and “the American people today are not supportive of this. … I do not think the country is there.”

    Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said: “The decision to get Congress on board when hasn’t had a huge amount of success working with Congress strikes me as a gamble.

    “The president and secretary of state have tried to signal resolve, but the question becomes – what happens when they don’t get the support that they want and what does that mean about the administration’s ability to lead the country?”

    The Syria issue is highly complex politically, causing divisions both within and between the parties, particularly at the extremes.

    Some traditionally liberal Democrats, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have been skeptical of intervention, with several dozen Democrats signing a letter on Thursday worrying about getting into an “unwise war.”

    Some of the most conservative Republicans, such as Michigan Representative Justin Amash, have also expressed skepticism.

    There is also a question of timing. Some Congress-watchers are scratching their heads over the lack of urgency displayed by both the president and leaders in Congress. The fact that the president refused to call Congress out of recess for a special session (and that Speaker Boehner and Leader Reid also rejected the idea) points to an almost surreal situation where the country stands on the brink of war and Congress is still enjoying their fun in the sun.

    As if to underscore the weirdness, after the president’s speech from the Rose Garden yesterday, he got in his limo and was driven to the golf course.

    At this point, it looks grim for the president, but he may yet be able to rally his party and pick up just enough Republicans in the House for an authorization to squeak through. I doubt whether the GOP will be in any mood to pull the president’s hide out of the fire. Republicans will force Democrats to bear the burden if they want to save the credibility of their party leaders.

  80. and fuck you russia…..

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/police-charge-russian-activist-under-gay-propaganda-law-for

    Dmitry Isakov holds a sign reading “Being gay and loving gays is normal. Beating gays and killing gays is a crime!”

    An LGBT activist risks becoming the first person convicted under Russia’s new anti-gay law after police charged him for holding a one-man protest against it.

    Police in the central Russian city of Kazan filed charges against Dmitry Isakov Thursday for his protest on July 30 this year, his legal team told BuzzFeed. Isakov stood in the city center holding a sign that said, “Being gay and loving gays is normal. Beating gays and killing gays is a crime!”

    Isakov, 24, is not the first person charged under the law, passed in late June, but stands a good change of being the first person convicted under it, his legal team said. Police in the northern city of Murmansk arrested four Dutch nationals making a film about discrimination faced by LGBT Russians in July, but a local judge decided not to pursue the charges. A Moscow court referred charges against six activists arrested for a protest outside a children’s library a few days later back to the police, citing irregularities.

    Police filed the charges on the basis of a complaint from a teenager in the northern Arkhangelskaya province who had seen Isakov’s protest online. The teenager, Erik Fedoseyev, wrote that he had been forced to write the complaint by his father, who hates LGBT people because his ex-wife, Fedoseyev’s mother, had left the family to live with another woman when he was four. Intolerance and incomprehension lead many LGBT Russians to hide their orientation and start straight families.

    The charges are only the latest consequence Isakov has faced for his protest. He told London’s The Times that four policemen beat him so badly after he left the protest that he had to walk on crutches for 10 days. When his injured knee allowed him to return to work at a local branch of Sberbank, the former Soviet banking behemoth, he learned that he had been abruptly fired. Sberbank said that the woman he was providing long-term maternity cover for had cut her three-year leave early and that the protest was not a factor in his dismissal.

    Isakov attempted to hold another one-man protest in the same place, but it was broken up by his own parents, who had been told by police that he would be jailed under the propaganda law. He faces a fine of up to 5,000 rubles ($150) if convicted. Officials found guilty under the law can be fined ten times that, while the maximum fine for people who use the media or the internet to promote homosexuality to minors is 100,000 rubles ($3,000).

  81. Perhaps you noticed how Obama said he did not have to go to congress for support, but would do so nevertheless.

    I am sure he said it that way on the advice of White House counsel.

    His lawyer has advised him that if he goes to congress, and loses, then his opponents will argue that he cannot take us into this war now, because by his actions, he has conceded the point that congress not him has the power to go to war.

    Its a waiver argument, which they hope to overcome by having him parrot their words I am going to congress even though I do not have to.

    I am not sure that argument works, although I have used in myself in other contexts.

  82. Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said: “The decision to get Congress on board when hasn’t had a huge amount of success working with Congress strikes me as a gamble.”

    Well now, there is a typical academician for you. It is not confusing at all if you understand Obama:

    Obama is going to toss the issue to the Congress, hope (as I do) that they do nothing, and then blame them for every successive atrocity. This is not a strategy aimed at Syria or the Middle East. It is aimed at the 2014 elections. It is a strategy that will fail because most Americans clearly see that Syria is irrelevant to our security and Obama’s plan does nothing to remedy the situation there, but Obama is hardly a political savant.

  83. Kerry is one hell of an orator. Tries to filibuster the interview. Like his boss, full of empty rhetoric. Like Paul Revere’s ride: a little light in the belfry. The peace activist who counsels war. The effete man who lost the presidency to W. How can anyone take him seriously?

  84. Update II: Check out our new hashtag #JohnKerryBotox. We wrote an article months ago about #JohnKerryBotox that got a lot of attention today after Kerry appeared on TV (see, Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads; Update: Kerry making the full Ginsburg) and displayed his freakish appearance. A woman (Hillary or Palin for instance) with that much botox would be nonstop breaking news. StrayYellaDog made us giggle with this: “@HillaryIs44 I remember when Barack was the “anti-war” candy date. And Hillary was the warmonger.” We like “candy date” as substitute for candidate Obama.

    As for Syria, what we wrote in the update below is so on target we can now add some developing evidence. Vodka for victorious and strong Putin: Analysis: Putin sees chance to turn tables on Obama at G20″. Champagne for Syria: “President Obama has announced yesterday, by prevaricating or hinting, the start of the historic American retreat.” Exponential weakness from flaccid Weak Obama. Those that support Obama foolishness on Syria by applauding his forced going to congress (even though we are told Obama might still attack if the vote goes against him) or even an attack on sideshow Syria are wrong. Wrong. Syria might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and leads to Obama impeachment. It’s also a way to break Obama on ObamaCare and “immigration reform” and all his other treacherous flights of fancy. Hey Republicans/conservatives, read the introductory paragraphs of our main article (below) to read what you should say.

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  85. As The Rock said regarding the issue of Hillary inserting herself into the Syrian situation – If she were still SOS, she would bring a clarity and sense of reason to this debate, which Kerry, whose interest lies more in being in charge of CYA efforts for his boss, lacks the ability to do.

    I think she is wise to remain out of this. No matter what she says, the Right will find a way to slam her, even if she agrees with them. The progs expect her to cover for Barack. If in addressing the proposed attack against Syria, she didn’t defer to Barack’s great wisdom, and swear that he was incapable of making a mistake about this (or anything), the progs might not say anything at this point in time, but you can bet they would hold it against her, and use it as reason to start candidate shopping – as if they weren’t already.

    Hillary should just let this one play out. Barack is the one who kicked sand in Putin’s face, and backed off the beach, expecting to get away with anything he said or did. The grown-ups had to get involved and put him in time-out for a while. I’m sure he would love to have someone who garners the level of respect Hillary does from world leaders, to support him publicly on this, but he made this mess. He needs to handle it. Life’s hell when you’re held accountable.

  86. GERMAN report outs Turkish PM Recep Erdogan, backed by Barack Hussein Obama, as the instigators behind the war in Syria, with their mutual goal of removing Assad from power

    Erdogan not only has been the main supplier of arms to the Islamic jihadists fighting in Syria, he has allowed jihadists from 40 different countries to freely pass through Turkey on their way to Syria, and he is treating the wounded jihadists in Turkish hospitals. Of course, you may remember that Obama used Benghazi as the point of origin from which Ambassador Stevens transferred thousands of weapons to Turkey which they in turn have been supplying to the jihadists.

    Erdogan, like Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood whom they both want to replace Assad in Syria. Having suffered a major blow in Egypt with the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood leader from power, Obama and Erdogan are desperate to set up a new Muslim Brotherhood base in Syria. Now we know why Obama is suddenly so anxious to bomb Syria, having nothing at all to do with chemical weapons.

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/09/01/german-report-outs-turkish-pm-recep-erdogan-backed-by-barack-hussein-obama-as-the-instigators-behind-the-war-in-syria-with-their-mutual-goal-of-removing-assad-from-power/

  87. From update II: Hey Republicans/conservatives, read the introductory paragraphs of our main article (below) to read what you should say.
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    Great, stuff admin. Outrageously funny, sadly true.

  88. I am posting this article from May because of a point that NO ONE is making in Washington. What is the proof that ASSAD used the gas? We know for a fact that the gas was used….but no one has yet to offer proof that it was Assad.

    And our brave men and women WILL, and don’t doubt this for a second, have to once again go to a war that is NOT in the national interest, but in saving the face of our national fool.

    From the Washington Times, 5/6/13:

    “Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday.

    Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

    But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons, according to the BBC, but she added that more investigation was needed.

    Damascus has recently facing growing Western accusations that its forces used such weapons, which President Obama has described as crossing a red line. But Ms. del Ponte’s remarks may serve to shift the focus of international concern.”

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-not-assads-regi/#ixzz2dh3P5zQv

  89. For your general amusement courtesy of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Hmmm, did she feel this way about the Scott Walker recall?

    I swear to you all this isn’t from The Onion though it reads like it. The link is at the end:

    “As Chair of the Democratic Party, I’ve been to more GOTV events than I can count. I’ve visited almost every state and have been involved in everything from the Presidential election to Governorships to ballot initiatives and small town races.

    But never have I seen an election like the one that’s happening in Colorado right now.

    After the Colorado legislature passed commonsense gun violence prevention measures, national deep-pocketed gun lobbyists and their allies decided they weren’t satisfied. They weren’t going to let a small thing like the democratic process get in their way. So instead of waiting until the next election (which is only a little more than a year away), they’re bankrolling a wasteful recall effort on two current elected officials — elected officials who have strong track records on job creation, education and strengthening Colorado’s middle-class families.

    This effort is a blatant attack on our Democratic principles and it’s a waste of Colorado taxpayer dollars. A recall will cost Colorado’s citizens hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also sets a dangerous precedent for communities across our country. Local elections are supposed to be about the people in their districts, not extreme national groups trying to impose their policies.

    These national gun lobbyists have already tried to buy votes in Congress. Let’s not let them buy elections, too.”

    http://www.democrats.org/news/blog/the_worst_election_youve_never_heard_of

  90. Anderson Cooper and CNN have been caught staging fake news about Syria to justify military intervention.
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons
    By JG Vibes
    Intellihub.com
    August 30, 2013

    The primary “witness” that the mainstream media is using as a source in Syria has been caught staging fake news segments. Recent video evidence proves that “Syria Danny”, the supposed activist who has been begging for military intervention on CNN, is really just a paid actor and a liar.

    While Assad is definitely a tyrant like any head of state, a US invasion of the country is a worst case scenario for the people living there.
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    This is why thinking people need to drop CNN and NBC like a hot potato. They are completely untrustworthy. We saw it in the primary, we saw it with St. Travon, and we are seeing it again now. They have no business moderating the debates either.

  91. Exclusive: USS Nimitz carrier group rerouted for possible help with Syria

    Filed September 1, 2013

    By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON – The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ships in its strike group are heading west toward the Red Sea to help support a limited U.S. strike on Syria, if needed, defense officials said on Sunday. The Nimitz carrier strike group, which includes four destroyers and a cruiser, has no specific orders to move to the eastern Mediterranean at this point, but is moving west in the Arabian Sea so it can do so if asked. “It’s about leveraging the assets to have them in place should the capabilities of the carrier strike group and the presence be needed,” said the official. “We try to reduce the physics of time and space so we can be as ready as possible should we be needed,” said a second official, cautioning that decisions about ship positioning in the Mediterranean were still being finalized. President Barack Obama on Saturday delayed imminent cruise missile strikes by five destroyers off the coast of Syria until Congress had time to vote on the issue, effectively putting any military action on hold for at least nine days. The delay gives military planners more time to reassess which ships and other weapons will be kept in the region – and which may be swapped out – before the military launches what defense officials say is still intended to be a limited and narrowly targeted attack on Syria. The U.S. Navy doubled its presence in the eastern Mediterranean over the past week, effectively adding two destroyers to the three that generally patrol the region. The destroyers are carrying a combined load of about 200 Tomahawk missiles, but officials say a limited strike on Syria could be accomplished with half that number.

    http://mobilebeta.reuters.com/exclusive-uss-nimitz-carrier-group-rerouted-for-1

  92. One commenter on another blog said this:

    Polls showed dramatic pro-war shifts as Obama set out his canned hyperbole. Not yet a majority, but a huge upwards tick.

    In other words, the ignorant sheeple are weighing in like the Pavlov’s dog that they truly are.

  93. Barack Hussein Obama, the metrosexual man, the love interest of big media, and the object of all their purple prose . . . is one tough hombre. Who would have thunk that? How tough? So tough that he surprised his staff by deciding to seek Congressional approval. That is the propaganda line, used to cover what the world knows was a strategic retreat. The truth is exactly the opposite: Barack Hussein Obama is a second class man gifted with a third class intellect whose improvident decisions have the quality of a James Bond martini: they leave you shaken not stirred.
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    Barack Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Staff

    By: streiff (Diary) | September 1st, 2013 at 07:15 PM | 6

    One of the more unseemly tendencies of the Obama administration is the near non-stop efforts to convince the nation, and themselves, that Obama is a tough guy. If ever a phrase will be used to describe Obama’s regime it will be the one he used to Eric Cantor during budget negotiations: “Don’t call my bluff.”

    The stories purveyed by the administration’s propagandists range from the unbelievable (Obama being intimately involved in the decision to pot a few unlucky Somali pirates), to the macabre (the orgasmic rhapsodizing on how he personally decides who get hit by a drone attacks), to the banal (the whole “gutsy call” on Osama bin Ladin). These parables of manliness are apparently believable to the rubes who write for major publications because they result in hilariously fellatory article, an article that would have been illegal in most states before Lawrence v Texas, like this one in Esquire titled The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama.

    These stories all have a particular sameness to them. Like a latter day Münchausen interjects himself into a current event and morphs it into an example of his toughness, his courageousness, and his general manliness.

    Today we get a new one in the series. A USA Today article titled “Obama surprised staff with decision on Syria” opens with this lede:

    The president’s decision to seek congressional approval for a military strike against Syria came out of the blue — none of his national security team saw it coming, according to three senior administration officials.

    .

    The fable continues:

    Obama told some of his senior advisers during a National Security Council meeting last weekend that he was leaning toward taking action against Syria, but had not made a final decision, said the officials, who spoke on the condition they not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. As Obama mulled his next steps, the aides advised him not to seek congressional authorization for a military strike, they said.

    But when Obama convened his senior advisers Friday night to tell them he had settled on launching a narrowly focused strike against the Bashar Assad regime, he also told them something stunning: He would ask Congress to authorize it first.

    So Obama made a snap decision Friday night to ask for Congressional approval for a strike on Syria. His advisors disagreed and the first thing they did was run to the media to tell them that the president is so much his own man that he disregarded their advice.

    Ladies and gentlemen, in Washington, DC, you don’t become important by boasting you boss ignored you. You become important by being the voice of reason who convinced your boss to to the right thing despite his instincts and the advice of the morons you work with.

    What we have here is just another example of the White House propaganda machine inventing stories out of whole cloth to shape Obama’s image as a decisive leader rather than a pathetic [derogatory term for female pudendum].

  94. As Obama mulled
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    This is a word that big media has introduced into our vocabulary in speaking about Obama. It is used to cover up his attention deficit problem, and his inability to stay focused on anything but himself. It applies to the time interval which begins with the moment he decides he can no longer avoid or duck the issue, to the time when he and his inner cirle have figured out a way to try and turn it to his political advantage with no regard for the interests of the nation–and often in derogation of the national interest. Yes, mull it over is yet another code word designed to cover up his utter incompetence.

  95. Wbb, the idea of Obama’s “mulling” reminds me of Obama’s process of determining whether to actively support gay marriage – I believe that was the hot button issue being debated. Press reports put out at that time said something to the effect that the WH view on this was “evolving”, rapidly, and they would have a decision soon. I remember thinking at the time that “evolving” for Obama meant polling and re-polling, talking with prog players, assessing the potential negative and positive impact of his position, figuring out what was in it for him, then asking Valerie Jarrett’s permission.

    I think mulling must mean about the same thing when talking about Obama.

  96. He wanted to be secretary of state so badly that he threw a hissy fit when Obama broke his promise to him and gave it to Hillary. Poor John. And now finally he got what he wanted. Secretary of State John Kerry. His boffo performance came last week when he played the role of Nemesis like a grand Shakespearian actor in stentorian tones ringing through the Old Vic. But no sooner had he stepped down from the stage, confident that a military strike was only hours away, when Obama pulled the rug out from under him. No strike imminent. Wait for Congressional approval. Poor John. And then he was forced to go out on all the Sunday talk shows and pretend that there was no reversal in policy. In other words, he had to keep a stiff upper lip, and that meant a double dose of botox, and a run of the mill performance, which left him open to attack questions from big media who, in their undying loyalty to Obama, were fixin to bamboozle the American People, only to have their chain jerked. And so the sad morose man who had his own chain jerked had to sit there like a zombie, offer up a pathetic civics lesson and endure such questions as:

    Do you feel undermined? Do you feel the United States has undermined its leverage in the world?” David Gregory asked.

    “This isn’t ‘CSI.’ This isn’t a civics lesson. People’s lives are at stake,” Chris Wallace said.

    “They already declared victory in Syria this morning, the Assad regime,” said George Stephanopoulos, who also spoke of the chances of “getting sucked into a wider war.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/01/kerry-lacks-firepower-in-sunday-morning-blitz/#ixzz2dhfnslVg

    Even worse, he had to pretend that nobody had their chains jerked, when everyone knows they did, from here to Moscow, to Damascus, to Tel Aviv. In a word, Obama blinked. And poor john? Well he too would have blinked but for the botox.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA4hdBDHqjQ&feature=player_detailpage

    Here’s Howie assessment of Poor John’s not so boffo performance.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/01/kerry-lacks-firepower-in-sunday-morning-blitz/

  97. The Sheeple lack the mental acuity and awareness to connect the dots. The proof is below. Even a trained ape flipping a coin comes up with heads 50% of the time. In other words, they are no better than their simian cousins.
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    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).

  98. freespirit
    September 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm
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    Very true freespirit.

    Mulling, and evolving used in this manner mean the same thing.

    If big media had any integrity, they would say he was temporizing to gain political advantage.

    Temporizing means to act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision.

  99. How did our allies feel about Obama’s decision to postpone the decision?

    FOX Middle East correspondent Leland Vittert give us the truth with the bark off:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/02/kerry-confident-congress-will-back-syria-attrack-but-lawmakers-express/

    Peter King (R-Li) is an idiot neocon. He is in the same league as McNutt and Light in the Loafers Lindsay.

    Jack Reid (D-RI) thinks time is not of the essence.

    Quite frankly, Senator Inhoffe makes the most sense, because he knows how thinly stretched our military is, and sees that this will not be the fine little war that Admiral Mahan spoke of in the late 19th century, which Obama anticipates.

    Interestingly, none of them except Jack Reid agree with Kerry that congressional approval is a slam dunk.

  100. Their argument that we must attack Syria in order to uphold the principle of international law which forbids the use of chemical weapons is unpersuasive, in a world where far more lethal forms of genocide exist–namely nukes. Their argument that we must attack Syria in order to send a message to North Korea, Iran and to protect Israel is nonsensical. Obama is the one who has ventured out on the limb. If he had acted differently starting with his infamous apology tour and his Cairo speech, we would not need to be sending such a message. Furthermore, unless the military response is massive and overwhelming it will convey a sense of weakness, not strength. In Israel they are calling Obama a coward to have blinked and not attacked now after indicating that an attack was imminent. 50% of the electorate has no inkling of any of this.

  101. Gonzo, I was reading Levin’s new book The Liberty Amendments and it is superb. Better you should get a copy than that I attempt to quote from it here.

  102. How can you read this without thinking of obama?

    A POST TURTLE

    A post turtle is precisely that, one set upon a post in a somewhat balanced but precarious position.
    The post turtle did not get up there by himself.
    He doesn’t belong up there.
    He doesn’t know what to do while he is up there.
    He is elevated above his ability to function.
    You have to ask what kind of idiot would put him up there?

  103. In a weird way I guess this makes sense – according to their point of view.
    ==

    Syrians Should Launch Preemptive Strike on American Targets, Says Syrian Minister

    The U.S. has declared war on Syria and Syrians should use all means necessary to launch a pre-emptive strike, a Syrian cabinet minister reportedly said on Sunday.

    “I am among those who call for a preemptive” response by Syrians, Syrian Minister for Reconciliation Ali Haidar reportedly told Bloomberg News in a phone interview on Sunday.

    Haidar was responding to a set of firm remarks delivered by President Obama on Saturday in which the president said he would seek congressional authorization for a military strike on Assad regime strongholds in Syria.

    “It’s unacceptable that a Syrian is afraid to leave his home for fear of the U.S. threat, while an American ambassador can wander about as he pleases,” Haidar said.

    “It’s unacceptable that our leaders have to go into hiding to protect themselves while U.S. interests are proceeding normally,” the minister continued.

    “He’s kept the sword in his hand, he just hasn’t chosen to limit himself to a date,” Haidar added. “When Syria is targeted, every Syrian has the right to respond with all possible means available and against any U.S. or Western interest or any country linked to the aggression.”

    According to Bloomberg News, the U.S. has no known interests in Syria. The Syrian government expelled U.S. and other Western diplomats in June 2012.

    On Sunday, Syria hailed a “historic American retreat,” mocking Obama for allegedly being too timid to strike, according to Reuters.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/01/syrians-should-launch-preemptive-strike-on-american-targets-says-syrian-minister/

  104. Obama Commemorates Labor Day with Communist Promises and $23,000 Dinners.

    During President Obama’s weekly address commemorating Labor Day, he seemed to channel Karl Marx as he laid out his ideas for building up the middle class:

    “That’s why, over the past month, I’ve traveled all across America, laying out my ideas for how we can build on the cornerstones of what it means to be middle class. A good job that pays a good wage. A good education. A home of your own. Health care when you get sick. A secure retirement even if you’re not rich.”

    How a President of a free nation can seemingly promise a job with good pay, healthcare, a home and retirement while keeping a straight face knowing that it is not within his power to provide such things, is beyond me. In order for the President to come through on that Christmas list of goodies he would have to fundamentally transform the nation into Communism so that everything would be owned by the Government and therefore distributed “equally” to every citizen.

    While that may give a warm and fuzzy feeling to our American Comrades on the left, it is a thought which churns my stomach because history has shown any such form of government only leads to a totalitarian state run by murderous, political elites.

    If irony were an item of clothing, President Obama would have a closet full of it because while he spoke of strengthening the middle class a few days ago, he plans on spending an evening at an event that no middle class family could afford to attend.

    According to an article on The Hill, President Obama plans on flying to Los Angeles in order to give a speech to his Communist pals in the AFL-CIO. Upon completion, the President will then spend that night at a $32,000 a plate fundraiser:

    “President Obama will travel to Los Angeles on Sept. 9 to recognize organized labor.

    Obama will appear at the AFL-CIO convention, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Thursday.

    That night the president will also appear at a $32,400 per plate Hollywood fundraiser held at the home of Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of the sitcom “Friends,” according to an invitation obtained by the Sunlight Foundation.”

    – See more at: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/09/obama-commemorates-labor-day-with-communist-promises-and-23000-dinners/#sthash.JIPX4GYl.dpuf

  105. Allen West
    Watched the Chris Wallace interview with Secretary of State John Kerry today and I must admit, Kerry is seriously delusional. He actually believes America demonstrates strength by showing Assad, Iran, and our other enemies the “power of our democratic process.” Obama came out Saturday in the Rose Garden and voted ‘present’ then departed to do what he does best, play golf. And this conglomeration of ineptness called the Obama Presidential Cabinet believes they have actually shown resolve? We have lost all credibility and the weak attempts by Obama, and Kerry today to now set Congress up for blame just proves the lack of conviction emanating from the White House. US Navy warships are now cutting donuts in the Mediterranean Sea and I apologize for subjecting our men and women in uniform to this abomination. Obama has made a joke of American exceptionalism and power. Once again I must repeat, elections do have consequences.

  106. admin
    September 2, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Wbboei, it is easy to picture the heads of European/world leaders rotate 360 degrees after Obama spoke.
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    Yes indeed admin.

    Like a James Bond Martini, I rather suspect they were “shaken not stirred” by his I have the right to attack, I have led everyone to believe I will attack, but having ignored congress up to now, I think now–or rather a week from now after I get back from vacation would be an appropriate time to pitch this hot potato I have created into the lap of my lap dogs in big media and congress. I have more important things to attend to like paying homage to the golf god. Besides, I have this new pair of bermudas which will warm the cockles of Andrew Sullivan’s heart, so far be it from me to keep him waiting. Meanwhile, Obama fiction writers held a special briefing session for Congress, which was a little vague on the scope of the operation, and trivial details like that. Less than 10% of congress (60-70 representatives plus a few senators according to what Lucianne reported) bothered to show up. Of course they were on vacation, but that does go to show you where their priorities lie. Despite the uncertainty reported by RINO Rick Moran, Obama will get his vote, he will launch an offensive, and given the calculus at risk my fear is it will be Viet Nam all over again.

  107. I thought Kerry looked like Lurch the Butler during that interview. He had a corpse like palor to him, and is face seemed frozen. Triple shots of botox are not recommended. Just ask Miss Luberack. The only thing on her face that moves is her mouth, and not very quickly. It is amazing how she and Harry never go on the Sunday shows. They can handle the soft balls but not the high inside fast balls, or even those which come over the plate. Pathetic, anti democrats that they are. Pus pockets of evil and corruption.

  108. I never knew they stopped, but according the this article at The Hill, Republicans have begun ratcheting up attacks on Hillary, in preparation of her emergence as a 2016 candidate for POTUS. Just watch – the attacks on Hillary will be totally off the charts, compared to their attacks on Barack. It’s always been ok to slime the female candidate with sexist humor and misogynistic critiques. The black man? That’s another story entirely. No one really minds being labeled sexist (probably gets back slaps and thumbs-up from the good ole boys), but no one wants to be labeled racist.

    The Pubs figure that media has already begun to support her candidacy. This brings up a point that Admin made in a recent article, regarding the fact that having media electing Hillary would be just as objectionable as media electing Barack – which we all opposed. How strange it will be to see those who treated her with such antipathy during 2008, now singing her praises – if in fact that happens – a pretty big IF. But, if so, I hope you’re watching from the other world, Tim Russert

    Politics gets complicated, just as life does, but some values must be absolute. If media has a change of heart – which it won’t unless Barack allows, as we have said here before – and shines down on Hillary with favor, the dilemma (for me – not speaking for others) won’t be whether to vote for Hillary. That’s a total given, unless something crazy happens. It will be how to respond to the fact that the fourth estate has taken on the role of selecting our leaders.

    ____________

    “GOP tries to damage Hillary Clinton ahead of expected 2016 presidential bid”

    By Alexander Bolton – 08/06/13 05:00 AM ET

    “Republicans have begun trying to damage former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s political image ahead of her expected 2016 White House bid.

    The GOP calculates that it needs to make an early start in ramping up public scrutiny of Clinton — and that it will be too late if it waits much longer.

    The party assumes Clinton will announce a presidential campaign in early 2015 but sees that preparations are well underway and fears that the media have already begun to rally to the Democratic banner.”

    (snip)

    http://www.thehill.com

  109. “Kerry is seriously delusional.”
    ******
    Kerry is just getting an introduction to the situation that Hillary had to deal with for four years and likely is not up to the job. The Idiot King “draws red lines” after receiving advice from his small group of insiders, such as the architect of Mid-East policy, Ben Rhodes and not the Dept. of State. Things really go into the shitter when the I-i-C slips his lease and speaks words that were not written for him. ie “red line”.

  110. Something really weird just happened when I attempted to post a fancy version of this. So here’s the plain one:
    Scott Rigell (R-VA2) Responds to President Obama’s Decision to Seek Congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria
    Washington — Today Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-2) released the following statement:
    “I applaud and respect President Obama’s decision to seek Congressional authorization for the use of military force in response to the tragic chemical attack in Syria.
    “The debates that will take place in the House of Representatives and Senate will increase our understanding of the President’s strategy. The votes that will follow will reflect the collective wisdom and the definitive position of the American people on the use of force in Syria as expressed by their elected representatives.
    “Absent, though, was a commitment from President Obama to honor and adhere to the outcome of these votes. Setting that issue aside, I look forward to the House coming back into session and engaging in this critical debate. Only then, after all sides and voices are heard, can I cast a fully informed vote.
    “President Obama seeking authorization is a very welcomed announcement, one that advances an adherence to our Constitution. That is good for every American, especially, I believe, for those who wear our nation’s uniform and would be called upon to execute any order that the President might issue.”

  111. American imperialism began with the Spanish American War and it sought as its objective the control of territory, whereas today it is more about the acquisition of resources. I was reading about Admiral Mahan a minute ago and found this. It is a distant mirror of what we are seeing now.

    Such were many of the voices current in 1898. They were not necessarily what the majority of Americans thought. But such influences cannot be precisely defined. Hard and determined minorities may acquire an impact on a majority beyond numerical calculations. Still, in any event, they cannot be very influential when they represent something quite different from broader popular inclinations. The politicians knew that. So did the progressive intellects.

    When Captain (later Admiral) Mahan wrote that the Navy must have bases abroad, he added: “At present the positions of the Caribbean are occupied by foreign powers, nor may we, however disposed to acquisition, obtain them by means other than righteous; but a distinct advance will have been made when public opinion is convinced.” In 1890 a Republican Congress voted on seven battleships and eventually authorized the building of three first-class battleships, even though the Secretary of the Navy had asked only for two. The former Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine wrote to President Harrison in 1891 that the United States should annex Cuba and Puerto Rico and perhaps all of the West Indian islands.

    In June 1896 the Washington Post editorialized: “A new consciousness seems to have come upon us—the consciousness of strength—and with it a new appetite, the yearning to show our strength. . . . Ambition, interest, land hunger, pride, the mere joy of fighting, whatever it may be, we are animated by a new sensation. We are face to face with a strange destiny. The taste of Empire is in the mouth of the people even as the taste of blood in the jungle. It means an Imperial policy, the Republic, renascent, taking her place with the armed nations.”

    It was thus that in 1898 the majority of the American people took satisfaction from the pictures of the Stars and Stripes solidly planted on faraway islands and floating over the oceans, just as their ears took satisfaction from the originally somewhat odd, but soon intensely familiar, martial band music of John Philip Sousa, music with a Central European flavor, but no matter, for it was at that time that American popular music—indeed, the tuning of American ears—was changing too, from the simpler Anglo-Celtic strains to newer rhythms and melodies. It was thus that the American Dominion Over Palm and Pine came into being at the very time when Kipling in his Recessional warned America’s British cousins that their dominion over palm and pine might be short-lived: “Lest we forget!”

    In an article entitled “Our Blundering Foreign Policy,” Henry Cabot Lodge wrote in March 1895: “Small states are of the past and have no future. . . . The great nations are rapidly absorbing for their future expansion and their present defense all the waste places of the earth. It is a movement which makes for civilization and the advancement of the race. As one of the great nations of the world, the United States must not fall out of the line of march.” During the war Theodore Roosevelt wrote him: “You must get Manila and Hawaii; you must prevent any talk of peace until we get Porto Rico and the Philippines as well as secure the independence of Cuba.”

    Would the United States have become a world power in the early twentieth century even without the Spanish-American War and the events of 1898? Probably. But the consequences of 1898 are still with us. Was it worth it? That was the question that American opponents of the War of 1898 were asking, among them Mark Twain. Their vision of American destiny was different, but then they were overwhelmed by the great national success of the war. However—sooner rather than later—events themselves accumulated to reveal that all was not well with this acquisition of peoples in distant parts of the world. Only a few months after the “liberation” of Manila, a rebellion in the Philippines broke out against the American occupiers. Its suppression took two years and hundreds of lives. The “liberation” of Cuba from the “tyranny” of Spain led to the rule of that island by a series of native tyrants.

  112. American imperialism began with the Spanish American War and it sought as its objective the control of territory, whereas today it is more about the acquisition of resources. I was reading about Admiral Mahan a minute ago and found this. It is a distant mirror of what we are seeing now.
    ——————-
    I neglected to mention the most important aspect. In all cases, the costs of empire were born by the American People, and the profits inured to the benefits of small groups of capitalists who manipulated the political process from behind the scenes. The statement of the former commandant of the Marine Corps and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor at the Wall of Legations in China in 1905, was crystal clear on this critical point. You are seeing the same thing now, both the rise of war fever, as evidenced by the rising numbers in the polls as noted last night, and the behind the scenes machinations of capitalists under the thinly veiled cover of enforcing a prohibition against chemical weapons which is more historical than real today, given the presence of more lethal forms of genocide which are not similarly prohibited. Interestingly, our fine little war in Nicaragua was undertaken for the benefit of Brown Brothers Harriman, which was the bank of Averil Harriman’s father–Harriman being the king maker of the Democrat Party mid century and his wife the hostess with the mostest at those divina Washington political parties was referred to as the great horizontal. Also part of the Brown Brothers Hariman was Prescott Bush, I will say no more about that.

  113. such as the architect of Mid-East policy, Ben Rhodes
    —————–
    He is barely out of diapers and still believes in the tooth fairy. The tooth fairy consists of believing that nations whose entire culture has been shaped by eighth century religion and autocratic rulers can with the benefit of thousands of Harvard trained experts who need work leap forward into the twentieth century and acquire a fine taste for the theories of Jefferson and Madison.

    In my book, it is intellectuals like this who are ultimately responsible for the failure of grand strategy and the deaths of thousands of innocent people. As for Obama, he is too self absorbed and stupid to know the difference. You can be sure that Rhoades led him to this debacle through flattery and constant choruses of how great thou art. If you have not noticed, Obama is susceptible to that sort of manipulation.

  114. The image John Kerry WON’T want you to see: U.S. Secretary of State pictured dining with Assad and his wife at Damascus restaurant before war broke out in Syria
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    This astonishing photograph shows U.S Secretary of State John Kerry having a cozy and intimate dinner with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

    Kerry – who compared Assad to Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein yesterday – is pictured around a small table with his wife and the Assads in 2009.

    Assad and Kerry – who was then a senator for Massachusetts – lean in towards each other and appear deep in conversation as their wives look on.

    A waiter is pictured at their side with a tray of green drinks – which are believed to be lemon and crushed mint.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408805/The-image-John-Kerry-WONT-want-U-S-Secretary-State-pictured-dining-Assad-wife-Damascus-restaurant-war-broke-Syria.html#ixzz2dksU845c

  115. The image John Kerry WON’T want you to see: U.S. Secretary of State pictured dining with Assad and his wife at Damascus restaurant before war broke out in Syria
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    Just a small dinner among four friends. What is wrong with that?

  116. “Also part of the Brown Brothers Hariman was Prescott Bush,”
    ******
    Another example of the evils of affirmative action. A “legacy” Yale grad who went from one mediocre job to another until his father-in-law, Herbert Walker, made him VP of Harriman where he made a lot of money bank rolling the Nazi war industry, especially Fritz Thyssen.

  117. Into every life some rain must fall. Take yachtsman Johnn Kerry for instance. First, he has dinner with Assad and his wife, and picks up the tab–or rather the taxpayers do. Everyone in that picture looked so happy–it was like those paintings that hang in the Museum de Orsi in Paris, showing happy families in the splendor of summer picnicking beside the river a week before the War of 1870, cherishing the fleeting moment. Then there was that Periclean speech he delivered indicting his erstwhile dinner companion, and like behaving like Sitting Bull preaching war. After than magnum opus, did he dare to hope that his justification of another limited war for limited objectives, might be called not the Obama doctrine but the Kerry doctrine, inscribed on the walls of the skull and cross bones chapel? But then fate steps in and reminds us the “we at our height are ready to decline’, etc/ Now suddenly, the ground is moving under his feet. Look out Lurch, lest you fall flat on your face. Is it it an earthquake, is it a shock, is it the real turtle soup or merely he mock, no its Obama, pulling the rug out from under your twinkle toes, and forcing you to appear on all five networks like Susan Rice (Obama’s first choice for the job) and swear that the messiah has been steady as the rock of Gibralter through these trying times, pledging your undying fealty to that four flusher. Smile John if you can.

  118. Can’t Smile Don’t ask him.
    Probably can’t dance either. 😆
    ————————
    Then let him slither.

    We know he can do that.

    And so could Teddie Kennedy.

    Even though he could not swim.

  119. “Probably can’t dance either.” 😆

    Unlike Hillary, who has been known to cut a rug or two in her SOS days. lol

    _____

    Barry and Kerry running things in an area as volatile as the Middle East. Really helps you sleep well at night, doesn’t it?

  120. This from the Drudge-linked DailyMail article:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408805/Kerrys-cosy-dinner-Syrias-Hitler-Secretary-State-man-likened-German-dictator-pictured-dining-wives-Damascus-restaurant-civil-war-broke-out.html

    Democrats, too, are expressing frustration at Obama’s failure to act decisively after his ‘red line’ speech.

    Charles Rangel, who represents the Harlem section of New York City, said Monday said ‘of course it’s embarrassing’ that the president didn’t act immediately after chemical weapons use was discovered.

    Rangel opposes a Syrian military strike but said Obama’s delay on Saturday was also a major embarrassment to Kerry – who had demanded strong action a day earlier.

    It’s ‘unheard of,’ Rangel said on MSNBC, that a president would allow the world to see him issuing an empty threat.

    ‘So of course it’s embarrassing, I wish it didn’t happen, ‘ he said. ‘

    I guess Secretary Kerry is even more embarrassed than me after making his emotional speech that this was urgent.

    Botoxed Horseface should resign after Obama bulldozed him. This Syria debate is going to be lots of fun to watch.

  121. wbboei

    September 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

    ______________________________________

    Despite the uncertainty reported by RINO Rick Moran, Obama will get his vote, he will launch an offensive, and given the calculus at risk my fear is it will be Viet Nam all over again

    This is where Hillary’s silence and Palin’s ability might just pay off for the American people. If the worst case scenario happens, and we do enter into this mess, the GOP won’t be able to tie Hillary to this fiasco. In terms of Palin, the problem with most of the entrenched GOP elite’s is their ability to run unopposed with super corporate majorities. An action in Syria with congressional approval (plus immigration, plus budget, plus general ineptness) MUST include high level GOP support. That could be the impetus to primary challenges, with Palin’s backing, that could have some legs.

    freespirit

    September 2, 2013 at 10:57 am

    ______________________________________

    If media has a change of heart – which it won’t unless Barack allows, as we have said here before – and shines down on Hillary with favor, the dilemma (for me – not speaking for others) won’t be whether to vote for Hillary. That’s a total given, unless something crazy happens. It will be how to respond to the fact that the fourth estate has taken on the role of selecting our leaders.

    Couldn’t agree more, free. The underlying issue here as well is what happened to this society where the citizens, even with the interweb and every other means of research available, would LET the fourth estate rule them in such a manner. The selection of the Manchurian candidate must be made by the people. What happened in Florida that led to Bush vs. Gore would not have been an issue if Gore would have won just 2 more states.

    Hillary 2016

  122. Shocking Report! Egyptian Media Says Obama is a Muslim Brotherhood Member

    The Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center, Shadi Hamid, tweets out about the Egyptian media depicting Obama as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    Newspaper also claims that son of Muslim Brotherhood leader threatened Obama with release of “papers” revealing his MB membership.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/09/shocking-report-egyptian-media-says-obama-is-a-muslim-brotherhood-member/

  123. The revelations come amid high tension in the Middle East, with US, British, and French warship poised for missile strikes in Syria. Iran has threatened to retaliate.

    The strategic jitters pushed Brent crude prices to a five-month high of $112 a barrel. “We are only one incident away from a serious oil spike. The market is a lot tighter than people think,” said Chris Skrebowski, editor of Petroleum Review.

    Leaked transcripts of a closed-door meeting between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan shed an extraordinary light on the hard-nosed Realpolitik of the two sides.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/10266957/Saudis-offer-Russia-secret-oil-deal-if-it-drops-Syria.html

  124. Not sure having McCain and Graham as your cheerleaders is gonna do Obama and Kerry any good….it’ll probably make matters worse.

  125. As I wrote in that article published on October 8, 2012, “All that is needed now is for a dutiful media to present one image, a video, or some other proof that Assad or someone else is using, or has their hands on, unconventional weapons. This will provide the necessary pretext for the U.S. and NATO, to intervene and ramp up the war against Assad. The UN will assist, and the red line will then have been crossed.” That will be the trigger event for U.S. involvement, and the escalation into a global conflict.

    We are now at that critical moment, as the images of the use of chemical weapons are all over the news, and all fingers are pointing to Assad as

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/57454

  126. She Did It! Congratulations to Diana Nyad!
    ===

    US swimmer Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim without shark cage

    Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on Monday, arriving in Key West two days after starting her 110-mile trek.

    Nyad, 64, arrived at the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after she began her swim in Havana early Saturday. She had unsuccessfully tried to swim the Florida Strait four times, mostly recently in 2012.

    “I have three messages,” Nyad said on the beach. “One is, we should never, ever give up. Two is, you’re never too old to chase your dream. Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it is a team.”

    he New York City native’s latest journey began when she jumped from the seawall of the Hemingway Marina into the warm waters off Havana. As she closed in on the Key West shores, a couple of hundred people gathered on the beach to watch her make the final leg of the swim. Nyad swam within a couple dozen feet of the beach and walked on to dry land, appearing dazed and sunburned. She was later taken by ambulance to a hospital.

    “I have to say, I’m a little bit out of it right now,” said Nyad, gesturing toward her swollen lips and adding “seawater.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/01/us-swimmer-nyad-looking-very-good-after-1st-night-cuba-florida-swim-jellyfish/#ixzz2dlx7jG5v

  127. Citing Obamacare, 40,000 Longshoremen Quit the AFL-CIO

    In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation.

    In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the dissolution of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamare.

    “We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along,” McEllrath wrote in the letter to Trumka.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/01/Citing-Obamacare-40-000-Longshoremen-Quit-the-AFL-CIO

  128. Probably can’t dance either.” 😆
    ————————
    Well . . . yea.

    But on the dance floor he is a danger only to his dance partner, who is well advised to don steel toed boots while so engaged.

    However—

    In his day job, Horseface is a danger to us all, except when he is dining with Assad and whispering sweet nothings in his ear . . .

    Like, he Ass, you gotta know I work for a boob. But you and I pal, we can work around him and get things done.

  129. Poor Charlie. 🙂

    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Monday said “of course it’s embarrassing” that President Obama warned Syria of a red line for using chemical weapons but then didn’t move forward immediately with a military strike.

    Rangel, who opposes a military strike against Syria, also said Secretary of State John Kerry must be even more embarrassed after making an aggressive speech calling for a military strike on Friday, and then seeing Obama delay it to ask Congress for authorization a day later.

    They say they don’t understand why their concerns so far have fallen of deaf ears.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/319883-rangel-of-course-its-embarassing

  130. Good for Bob (McEllrath). He is a good guy, but I never believed that he was much of a leader, or a deep thinker. Nobody did. Guess I was wrong on both counts. This is huge. Obamacare may be the end of Richard Trumka, who never really worked in the trade, but got by by being a rough hued staff lawyer. I suspect that my friend Jim Hoffa is a little worried at this point too. I wonder if there is any dissention in his ranks. Undoubtedly there is. And that is why he sent Obama that letter a few months ago. I have a great respect for Jim’s father. No way in hell he would have gone to bed with a four flusher like Obama. Not in a million years. And, by four flusher, I don’t mean the card table, I mean the c-mode.

  131. Leanora
    September 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    She Did It! Congratulations to Diana Nyad!
    ——————-
    Wonderful. When Obama turns 52 he will walk on water from Miami to Havana without breaking a sweat. Maybe he will find a floating golf green or two en route if he is lucky. Maybe he and the great white will do a meet and greet along the way–if the rest of us are lucky. He can persuade the great white to stop eating people, show him the virtues of becoming a vegetarian, and sign him up for some stimulus money if he accepts Sharia law. And if the great white wants a morsel of flesh so he does not have to go all the way cold turkey, well, there is always David Brooks.

  132. This is where Hillary’s silence and Palin’s ability might just pay off for the American people. If the worst case scenario happens, and we do enter into this mess, the GOP won’t be able to tie Hillary to this fiasco.
    ————————–
    Exactly.

    After seeing how Obamacare got passed with all the bribes and the threats, I think congressional authorization is a foregone conclusion. I refuse to hold out hope here, and I have no faith in the Republican Party to support the interests of the American People over the interests of the military industrial complex and its lobbyists. I think if we get into a war with Assad, the Benghazi issue will be a forgotten matter. The Sheeple have forgotten it already. How half the country can sit there and watch the kind of utter incompetence by Obama and tell Rasmussen we approve of the job he is doing, is a question best suited to Medieval Scholars. But take away their Monday night football and their soaps, and you will have a revolution on your hands. Ah, yes, the sheeple.

  133. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ships in its strike group are heading west toward the Red Sea to help support a limited U.S. strike on Syria, if needed, defense officials said on Sunday.

    The Nimitz carrier strike group, which includes four destroyers and a cruiser, has no specific orders to move to the eastern Mediterranean at this point, but is moving west in the Arabian Sea so it can do so if asked. It was not immediately clear when the ships would enter the Red Sea, but they had not arrived by Sunday evening, said one official.

    “It’s about leveraging the assets to have them in place should the capabilities of the carrier strike group and the presence be needed,” said the official.

    http://mobilebeta.reuters.com/exclusive-uss-nimitz-carrier-group-rerouted-for-1

  134. foxyladi14
    September 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm
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    Yes. And the reason we are being walked into a war opposed by the American People is because the opponents of that war allowed supporters to frame it as a moral question, rather than what it is—a question of statescraft, diplomacy and real politic. War

  135. foxyladi14
    September 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    As I wrote in that article published on October 8, 2012, “All that is needed now is for a dutiful media to present one image, a video, or some other proof that Assad or someone else is using, or has their hands on, unconventional weapons. This will provide the necessary pretext for the U.S. and NATO, to intervene and ramp up the war against Assad. The UN will assist, and the red line will then have been crossed.” That will be the trigger event for U.S. involvement, and the escalation into a global conflict.
    ____________

    And now we have this from NATO head, apparently supporting Barack’s allegations against Syrian government. I Wonder about this.

    Excerpt from article posted at The Hill.
    ********

    “NATO head convinced of Syrian chemical attack; France reports evidence”

    By Alexandra Jaffe – 09/02/13 12:33 PM ET

    “The head of NATO said Monday he was “convinced” Syria used chemical weapons, bolstering the White House’s case.
    “I have been presented with concrete information and, without going into details, I can tell you that personally I am convinced, not only that a chemical attack has taken place …, but I am also convinced that the Syrian regime is responsible,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said….”

    (snip)
    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/

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