Framing the Dialogue

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As The Chamberlain’s Waffle

Iran misslesReports are that this satellite photograph is the first one released to the West or at least the public in the West.  It shows an Iranian ballistic rocket; a rocket with the range to reach Europe and the United States and capable of carrying a warhead.  But we should trust them.  They want nuclear energy and have no interest in following up on their threat of destroying the Great Satan…that’s us you know.  Let’s keep negotiating with them until they invade other countries and ultimately come for America.

Indefensible (in·de·fen(t)-sə-bəl )

The dictionary defines indefensible as:

1. Incapable of being maintained as right or valid

2. Incapable of being justified or excused .

indefensibleSynonyms: inexcusable, inexpiable, insupportable, unforgivable, unjustifiable, unpardonable, unwarrantable

This is where I usually start the examples and I will soon.  The muse for this post was a commercial shown on Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren’s show last night.  The commercial was from a group opposed to Stand Your Ground Laws throughout the United States.  The images and sound in the commercial exploit the Zimmerman/Martin killing in Florida.  I began to think of the number of issues that the left/progressives/liberals/Democrats oppose that make the most sense to the rest of us.  Here we go!

Parsimony – Good Green Jobs

green jobsI have to wonder if elected representatives, upon taking their seat in the legislature, are given a notebook with official buzz words to use. I doubt that there is such a document mostly because its existence would become known and published. Based on news reports newly elected officials are promptly “initiated” by senior elected officials and put in their place; nothing written; nothing recorded. This episode of parsimony features a Pennsylvania politician proposing to increase (i.e. FORCE) power companies to purchase more solar and wind power…

Korea Strait

The Korean War is perhaps the least understood of America’s modern conflicts. It is hard for me to understand the deep hatred between the different countries in the Pacific forged through centuries of occupation and wars. Former enemies are now allies; countries are split apart by ideology. Korea Strait is a novel using this geopolitical canvas as the base for an intense naval exercise reminiscent of Tom Clancy’s Hunt For Red October. While not in the same class as that novel, Korea Strait moves beyond the Cold War to what may be today’s version. Unless one has his head buried in the sand, it is hard not to envision some future conflict with North Korea who may just be capable of nuclear strikes.

2011 Top Ten News Stories

I hesitate to call my list “news stories” because many of them have not been covered by the Obama-media because they would make the liberal administration look like the miserable failure that it has been.  On with the list.

  1. The Economy:  If you look past the cheerleading reporting that the recession is over and jobs are being created, and a falling unemployment percent, you might just see how bad things still are.  I don’t remember a time where I have sweated my employment for so long.  I am not consumed, but the gnawing feeling is always there in the background.  As of November 2011 the U6 Unemployment (U-6 = Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force) rate is 15.6 percent. 

The OBA Administration

I’d like to suggest that the Obama Administration be renamed the OBA Administration or the Obama Back-Assward Administration.  When most of us have a problem we try to find and fix using logic.  For instance, my car was having some trouble starting so I had the battery and alternator checked.  If I were to act like the Obama Back-Assward Administration, I would probably have my key checked.  It would be funny except that these folks are “running” the country or should I say “ruining” the country…

Parsimony – Edison Deconstructed

In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…

First the headline:

Bill fails to overturn light bulb standards

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday failed to stop the enactment of new energy-saving standards for light bulbs they portrayed as yet another example of big government interfering in people’s lives. [“portrayed” is incorrect as the new standards are an example of government interfering in people’s lives by mandating what kind of light bulb will be available for them to use – taking choices away is interfering!]

Dancin In D.C.

“He’s like a man who took two dates to the prom and is trying to keep them both happy. He may not pull it off, but he is dancing as fast as he can.”

                                              – – Brit Hume

Mr. Hume of course was discussing President Obama as he continues to wiggle to be all things to all people while refusing to lead on important issues as a world leader should. Obama has become the quintessential politician whose sole goal seems to be getting reelected. As of this writing and reported in The American Thinker, Obama has made 31 fundraising trips so far in 2011. This is above and beyond the numerous rounds of golf.

Stop START Stop

The Obama talking points for the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (“START”) sound worthwhile…reducing nuclear arms.  Like the manmade global warming fraud this treaty raises hackles on my neck.  I have not read START, but I trust Putin and the Russians about less than I trust Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.  Anytime a politician really pushes an agenda, really pushes an agenda we should be wary.  The good thing about America is that we generally play by the rules, but the bad thing is that others don’t.  No greater proof is our rules of engagement in Afghanistan. 

United Against U.S. Nations

The United Nations was founded in 1945 against the backdrop of World War II and had lofty goals to ease international disputes, provide security, improve economic development and improve human rights.  There are few who would argue against these goals even today, but did the United Nations experiment deliver?  It delivered, but not really on any of those promises.  Here we are 65 years later and the world has many disputes, security seems to be worse, we are in a severe economic downturn, and the UN is attacking the United States for human rights violations.