Posted in accountability, Barack Hussein Obama, christianity, Institutional Stupidity, Politics, Priorities, The Politics of Lowered Expectations™, What Really Matters, Why the Internet Is Fun and Informative, WordPress Political Blogs on March 18, 2011 |
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I would like to join in the party slamming President I-Won EmptyArmani’s apparent indecision on Libya, but two things prevent me from doing so.
The first is that it is emblematic of his reaction to every other consequential event that has happened on his watch.
The second is that I have plenty of reservations about getting involved.
1. It is undoubtedly a civil war.
I admit, this reservation is purely a selfish one. I consider this, and I always think of the “special” things I would want to inflict upon an opportunistic interloper who had the nerve to intervene in an internecine conflict here.
2. Who benefits?
I’m sure that there are those who say that this is about the Libyan people wanting freedom. However, if the Muslim Brotherhood has really fomented this the same way that they have in the other nations in the Middle East, then freedom is what drives the cannon fodder, but they are being used by people with a larger agenda that doesn’t include freedom at all. A middle east that is ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood is not our friend, and fighting their battles for them would only make us suckers.
3. I can’t forget this:
This is the triumphant return of Pan Am 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, released by the Brits after serving only 8 years of a 27 year sentence for his role in killing 270 people aboard the airliner in 1988. This “terminally ill” man was released as a compassionate gesture. All those people in the bottom of the photo? Those are Libyans, celebrating the return of this “hero” to his native shores. Now Libyans want Americans to risk their lives to help them because after decades of rule by a crazed brutish dictator, they claim to have figured out that he is a crazed brutish dictator. I really don’t feel like we have a dog in this hunt, and I think that when it was just two years ago that they celebrated someone convicted in the wanton murder of 270 people many of them Americans, they can fight their own battle. Especially when there are billion$ of reason$ for them to settle the matter without our assistance. I’m a Christian, not a sucker. And I don’t much care for ingrates, either.
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When Democrats Win, and then proceed through backroom deals and ramming bills through without even the promised opportunity to read and discuss them, we’re told that “elections have consequences.”
When Republicans Win on the promise to actually get budgets under control, compile bills to do so in the open with opportunity for review, progressives refuse to show up and conduct the people’s work, and labor union shills use intimidation, violence, obstruction, and threats, in the name of “the people”, to prevent those promises from being kept because a central tenet of doing so means outlawing collective bargaining…in a situation where both sides of the negotiation are playing with OUR money, and complaining about the loss of a “right” or “freedom” when they have no choice about membership and paying dues in the very organization they claim to be fighting for.
But if you support public sector unions and their right to collectively bargain, this makes sense. Somehow.
And if you don’t like it, you’re a h8ter. And probably a fascist. And obviously one of the rich who are illegally keeping people from the natural resource of wealth. Or something.
Why don’t you just die, preferably in a horrible and painful fashion.
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Posted in 'dialogues' with the left, Miles Across and Inches Deep, Politics, Priorities, The 'lions' of pislam, The Politics of Lowered Expectations™, The Religion of Peace, What Really Matters, Why the Internet Is Fun and Informative, WordPress Political Blogs on March 12, 2011 |
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Thankfully, not everyone in government is practicing the ostrich manuever and ignoring the creeping threat that is sharia law.
I can understand the attraction for liberals. Much like progressivism, sharia cloaks itself in the garb of a reasonable request, and moves along by inches. It is like the object you see out of the corner of your eye that you swear just moved toward you, but when you turn your full attention on it, it seems to not be moving at all. Only when you practically meditate on it, spending time between the passing seconds, that you actually realize that it is indeed moving, and that it is a threat.
And Progressivism, hating what America was established to be as much as an other enemies of our freedoms, sees a ready ally for today, and an opportunity to tar its opponents as the real extremists with nary a thought given to threat that sharia poses to them, and the choices that they themselves have embraced. Thankfully, not everyone in politics has chosen to be blind to this threat, or cowed by the oft-brandished club of political correctness used to silence those who would speak frankly about the threat to the American public. Case in point? Rick Santorum:
“Jihadism is evil and we need to say what it is,” he said at the Strafford County Lincoln-Reagan dinner, remarks that show how the former Pennsylvania senator continues to establish himself as the candidate most-aligned with the Republican Party’s conservative base.
“We need to define it and say what it is. And it is evil. Sharia law is incompatible with American jurisprudence and our Constitution.”
Santorum added, “Sharia law is not just a religious code. It is also a governmental code. It happens to be both religious in nature an origin, but it is a civil code. And it is incompatible with the civil code of the United States.”
But this extraordinary moment of clarity was not reserved for new threats to our liberty. He had a few words for those who have been exchanging freedom for dependency, and calling it something else for decades now:
Santorum said the Democrats talk about entitlements the way dealers talk about drugs.
“Close your eyes, like you’re listening to a drug dealer outside a schoolyard,” he said. “They see entitlements as a way to make you dependent, weaker, less of a person than you are, drugging you into submission to a government who promises a high to take care of you.”
This man isn’t just bucking the trend in American politics, he’s daring the lightning to hit him. If he keeps recklessly saying true things, he just might rouse a few people from their slumber.
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…I haven’t been posting here much. Work has been very busy, I have been dealing with the trial that will not end, and I have more trials in waiting, as well as some other things I have been working on.
Besides, it isn’t like my ability to process so many recent events hasn’t been overwhelmed by the sheer weight of OMG! , WTF?, and YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! moments. Where would I even chose to start?
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…the only person who would pay real money to watch Judge Vinson school Eric Holder?
(A guy can dream, can’t he?)
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