Glenn Beck’s new book with coauthor Harriet Parke has two parts so I’ll review it like that…
First the novel. In Agenda 21 the authors depict a 1984ish feel of a dire future world or somewhat like the Hunger Games series. A world very different from what we have. A world that is frankly hard to imagine where a young women struggles with understanding her world and the bits and pieces she learns of the previous world. The story follows the life of this women as she comes of age and faces difficult challenges.
I am not totally shocked that Mitt Romney lost. I felt uneasy going in, but really was hopeful that folks would at least recognize that Obama’s policies were and are bad for America. Living in Pennsylvania we Republicans never have a say in who is nominated for president. I certainly did not like Mitt, but grew to respect him and like the ticket when he added Paul Ryan. Obviously not everyone agreed as many conservatives stayed home and many voted for others. Reading the news and reports since the election there seems to be plenty of blame to go around the Republican camp. One thing that bothers me about the Republicans is how all of the crap comes out AFTER we lose. The crap is carefully hidden.
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this Mid East port
Aboard a tiny ship
The Obama administration, in yet another example of a long string of leadership failures, has jumped in to the fray to rescue United States citizens stuck in Libya amid the rioting. For this White House the reaction was fairly rapid if not effective as the ship that they chartered to haul away our fellow Americans was far too small to handle the number of people and the rough seas and was unable to leave the port. Could have happened to anyone you say and I suppose that is true, but the Greeks and the Turks had the foresight to get a proper boat. No disrespect to those nations, but we should have done better.
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.
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…
Brief 1: I have been somewhat angry at the folks who run the WikiLeaks website as they have repeatedly released classified military documents of the United States. I am all for daylight, but it seems that these folks care very little for the troops that may be affected (and by affected I mean killed) because of the information contained in the data dumps. A recent story suggests that the WikiLeaks people are contemplating a similar dump of documents from the Russian government. The Time Magazine writer coyly suggests that the “Russian reaction will not be as reserved as America’s.” Duh! It will be interesting to see if the WikiLeakers have the stones to take on Russia. They might just end up on the wrong end of a ricin-tipped umbrella.
A while back I presented the Czech Republic’s President Vaclav Klaus as a True American Hero for his demonstrative free market views that paralleled those of America’s Founding Fathers. If you paid any attention to the United Nations’ events last week you were inundated with coverage of Mamoud Imanutjob (I know it is spelled wrong, but the man doesn’t deserve my time to get it right) and our fretful leaders’ anemic response. The United States needs to quit throwing money away at this group of thugs parading around in thousand dollar suits lamenting the plight of the poor.
Update September 28, 2009: It seems that I actually…hold the presses…agree with the French or maybe they agree with me. You will not have read or heard about this in the American Main Stream Media, but French President Nicholas Sarkozy had some tough words for President Barack Hussein Obama after his apologetic speech to the United Nations:
“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.”
“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.”
The 24-hour news cycle is buzzing about the G20 summit hosted by the citizens of the Greater Pittsburgh area and the speeches earlier in the week by numerous world leaders (and I HATE to call most of them leaders) at the United Nations. It was the usual bunch of blowhards, thugs, and apologists making claims and promising changes that will never happen. One of the most frightening things suggested is “a new world order” giving even more power to the various un-elected dictators (and many who were “elected”) who rule with an iron fist.
“There is urgent need (for) a true world political authority that can manage the global economy, guarantee the environment is protected, ensure world peace and bring about food security for the poor.”
This is a recent quote from a world leader. I want you to guess who made the statement.
- Barack Obama
- Ban Ki-moon (head of the U.N.)
- Warren Buffet (second richest man in the world)
- George Clooney
- Hu Jintao (leader of China)
- Fidel Castro