In what may be the ironies of all ironies none other than the New York Times ran a series of stories critical of the Bush (“W”) administration because they lied about WMDs in Iraq. That doesn’t sound all that different than most of their WMD coverage during his presidency. You know the “Bush lied, people died” narrative. No since Bush is out of office and has been out for nearly six years (someone please tell Obama) the vulnerable NYT is excoriating the Bush Administration because they didn’t tell the American public about all of the WMDs and yellow cake, etc. that our military found in Iraq. YES THERE WERE WMD IN IRAQ!
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No I am not planning to throw myself off of a tall building, but life as a conservative seems rather harsh and I keep looking at how easy it is for liberals with more than a little jealousy. Life for a liberal is quite simple…
- It’s a life where they can go from Global Cooling will kill us unless we do something, to Global Warming will kill us unless we take drastic (and costly) measures, to a nice balance of Global Climate Change which gives them cover to every climate situation. They seem to have no qualms about making these label changes and are as vociferous in their arguments. Oh and they have the backing of the elitist media. That’s much better than the facts.
Finally there is news that President Obama’s “stimulus” has had some positive effects on our economy. The usually Obama-cheer-leading Associated Press has produced a very deep “news” article boasting the fact that gasoline prices are finally coming down and some predict prices as low as $3.25 per gallon within a month. First I’ll believe and welcome that when I see it. Second there is a rather sinister reason for the recent price drop.
I am starting to feel more and more like a conspiracy theorist these days. The timeline and events in the Middle East and Libya in particular have me wondering. We have so-called popular uprisings in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Libya. None of them have been particularly peaceful yet the World Order chose Libya in which to intervene. Why Libya? They do have oil, but from a geopolitical standpoint they are less disruptive than Syria (though the fact that they hate Israel like most U.N. members may be a factor). Egypt under Mubarak had been a decent ally to the West and fairly peaceful so you would think that would be a better place to try and influence even though Mubarak didn’t use his military to attack the protestors.
Osama’s dead! The bipolar White House (I appologize to people who suffer from bipolar disorder) cannot seem to figure out whether they want to be Terrell Owens or Hines Ward…showman/media hog or someone who has been there before. Their actions speak much louder than their words…
…and these are Obama’s words
“”It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool. That’s not who we are. We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies…we don’t need to spike the football.”
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…
Brief 1: Never content to accept a win, special interest groups (perhaps the bane of our society) have already begun to dissect America’s victory when a team of soldiers killed Osama. The Onondaga Indian tribe released a statement criticizing the use of the code name “Geronimo” for bin Laden,
“Think of the outcry if they had used any other ethnic group’s hero. Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity…Geronimo is arguably the most recognized Native American name in the world and this comparison only serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes about our people…Why would that be honorable to us? All they know is just cowboys and Indians, the stuff they saw on TV.”
Having just returned from a two day “college tour” with our high school junior I actually was in bed at 9:30 last night and did not hear the news until this morning. The great news. It was funny listening to the right-leaning talk shows today as the hosts grudgingly gave praise to Obama, but not quite happy about it. I am happy about it and can acknowledge that “It’s Bush’s fault.” Having taken the mess of our intelligence community left after Clinton and Garelick (the “Wall” lady) and infusing a mass of support and pride our human intelligence (“humint”)capabilities were greatly improved. That’s not saying much since our humint was so lacking, but yesterday’s events prove the value of himint. We may never know what all transpired, but Obama, perhaps unwittingly gave props to Bush,
Money is a little tight, but my car needed new tires. Even though I made it through the winter in decent shape I was always concerned that I’d lose one of my tires at an inopportune moment. I am not sure what an opportune moment would be to lose a tire…perhaps if one blows just as you pull into the bay at a tire dealership. There are a lot of options and you can pay as little as $75 per tire to well in the hundreds of dollars. I really wanted to fall between the two and closer to the lower end. The problem then is that I’d be doing this again in two years. Tires just don’t last like they used to.
It seems like the price of gasoline jumps ten to twenty cents between each time I need to fill my tank. I don’t have a particularly long commute and I am able to start work early to avoid most traffic, but between work and play I fill up twice a week. The price of crude oil is again spiking hurtling us ever closer to four dollar a gallon gasoline. Perhaps the bigger story is how quiet Congress and the lame-stream media are on the high prices; I should point out that not only gas prices are skyrocketing – media also fairly silent. It’s almost as if they are trying to protect someone or like the high prices.
It is often interesting to look at the ease with which non-incumbent candidates can point to the incumbent’s record and critique their performance and bloviate about what they would do in similar situations. It is hard to prevent such a successful strategy and we have learned with the current resident of the White House that a blank slate can be a powerful tool when combined with a thorough lack of inspection of a candidate’s qualifications by both the main stream media and many of the voters.
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