Monday, June 09, 2014

Hillary on ABC

What difference does any of this make?
I've watched just five minutes and I want to vehemently projectile vomit on the TV.  Hillary is full of non-sequitors, women-issue defensive language and just middle of the road krap.  What a load.

And as for Benghazi?  She sluffed it off saying she "hired experts" to handle that.  In fact, she handles this whole part of the interview frankly badly   It's embarrassing.  We know what she did - and knew.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

President Incompetant

Anything for a photo op...when I'm in trouble
President Obama announced on Saturday in the Rose Garden that he traded 5 major Taliban terrorists for a suspected deserting PFC held captive for 5 years.  With him were his parents, one who seemed to support releasing all Gitmo prisoners and also thanked Allah.  Just on the face of that photo op - this seemed somewhat perplexing.  They even broke into "I Love Lucy" (an LA Saturday afternoon staple) out here to bring us this news.  The initial reaction was "man, this guy won't stop for any photo op".

And of course the preceding month leading up to this had Congress establishing a special committee to investigate Benghazi (where we did leave military people behind), the economy contracting by 1% in the first quarter of this year and the explosion of the VA scandal (an issue that Obama claimed that he substantiated his Presidency on - but which he has done nothing).  On Friday his VA Secretary was fired and his Press Secretary stepped down.  Not a good time.  (And Obamacare is still bad, the IRS scandal is still there, Russia is in Crimea, et al). 

So Saturday he trots out these poor parents and announces this swap for five terrorists?  I couldn't even believe this was on TV!  And they thought this would be good news?  The press is all over this massive miscalculation and tone-deafness in this administration.  He traded 5 high ranking radicals for a deserter?  His fellow army corpsmen have come on TV saying he should be court
martialed or even face the firing squad!  Six soldiers lost their lives looking for this fool.  And even on Sunday morning that purveyor of truth Susan Rice said he served with "honor and distinction"!?  Who gave her the "talking points" this time?

Later asked about this, as he made his way abroad to Poland, Obama claimed that the " US leaves no man behind"  Tell that to the Benghazi victims.  This man is unbelievably incompetent - and for this act alone - and his cavalier approach to the world stage and our security - should be now be seriously considered for impeachment.  The man cares nothing for the country at all - and is a disgrace to the office.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bad Music Awards 2014

She can sing damn good....
The Grammys 2014 - and the pop music scene in general - were (and are) so bad that I actually switched to see the Batchelor wedding of Sean and whatshername from time to time on ABC.  Even while the music scene has had its immeasurable lows recently you could almost always count on a great Grammy's show as they have strived to place great performances on stage - usually with impressive team-ups of performers you wouldn't expect to play together.  It wasn't all awful - but it was a pretty uninspiring bunch - and when a bunch of DJ's win best album - well what does that tell you?

But Taylor Swift was just fantastic.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving: The Price of Politics

No joke: This is what you pay for...
I encourage everyone remotely interested in our country to review this article by Jay Cost entitled The Price of Politics.  Mr. Cost very neatly pinpoints the nature of today's politics as it has generally degenerated from the vision the Founding Fathers gave to us.  He says that since its inception every administration has tried in some way to trample on its principles and the very nature of what national government was supposed to be.  He argues that America was never set up to establish benefits for public welfare but over time that barrier has been pushed and pushed to a point now that we have the inevitable unworkable debacle - Obamacare.

His other major point is how politics today is not so much about "messaging" and "what voters in this part of the country think" or any other "political talk" that you will hear on the Sunday shows.  Its all about cutting deals with prominent stakeholders so that you can get whatever you want done. In this case Obama cut deals with unions, insurance companies, big Pharma, AARP, you name it.  They even lied to the American people so they wouldn't rise up en masse.  But who got cut our?  People who buy insurance on the private market.  They aren't "organized", so they didn't have to be paid off.  That is today's politics.
Mr. Consistent

And so what's the price for this?  Well look at what happened yesterday - we find out Obama lied again (man, he is nothing but consistent).  The nuke deal with Iran - that was trumpeted last weekend as a major breakthrough - well it really isn't a deal at all.  Iran is already saying that the US is lying about what they agreed about.  I remember seeing this news breathlessly broadcast on local TV like the Berlin Wall was coming down and fully understanding that no such breakthrough occurred.  Anyone following this knows that we did not win any major concession during these talks and it was just a 6-month respite before they started up again - all the while Iran keeps on doing what we are supposed to be arguing against - development of nuclear capability!  Well, its all a sham - just days after Obama declared this as a major achievement!

Yup, just like Obamacare.  He cut another bad deal so he would have something to get O-care out of the news (and for only a day). That's your price of politics - bungled  diplomacy with a terrorist state - just to mask your other disastrous failings.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody - Gobble, gobble!