About that photo of the president speaking for 90 minutes with the Russian master: Were I a cartoonist (oh man, to exchange words for pictures in order to communicate with those who hate or refuse to read, but vote at the polls anyway, self-saturated with candidate and issue ignorance. . .) I'd be inking a scene of President Obama as a ten-year-old, attired in knickers and one of those beanies from the fifties, the ones with the spinning propeller on top. He'd be standing, holding a giant phone receiver to his ear, conversing with Russian dictator Putin and wearing a facial expression akin to a child being informed that his hamster was just found mysteriously dead in a cage decorated nevertheless with sweetness, light, Common Core and government hamster food. How could anything go wrong?
Is anybody really amazed that Putin, following the Sochi Olympics, was pre-set upon conducting his own games, games of a nature he couldn't lose? Has he not long claimed ownership of even vast ocean oil reserves in areas disputed by the international community?
Another vision, another cartoon. . .a stadium in Sochi, V. Putin looks like a monkey, holding a wrench. His monkey wrench wins the Olympics, all the gold. He is Vlad the Impaler for a new age.
But never fear. We have Obama, and he is like one of the one percent, after all. While he was busy making plans to cut military spending back to pre-WW II levels and relying upon less but more “advanced” warfare technology, as he was simultaneously transforming America fundamentally in his assumed role as a national bully, Putin did his own dance, waltzing all over the people of Ukraine. What's to stop him? Oh, right, almost forgot -- a 90 minute phone call from America's Oval Office darling.
While Mr. Obama availed his family of frequent and outrageously expensive taxpayer-paid vacations (oops, here comes another, though put on hold by Putin's discourteous plans), throwing pricey White House dinners for international thugs and parties dripping with Hollywood celebrities and self-important social frauds at his whim, Putin simply played the laid-back role and KGB'd himself up. When Obama debated with Mitt Romney before the last election and ridiculed Romney for classifying Russia our number one geopolitical concern, team Obama laughed their butts off. While Obama's hand-picked regulation wizard Cass Sunstein lurked in the background, virtually unnoticed by the American people, writing rules and restrictions serving, in any case, to put a damper on individual liberty and small business freedoms, Putin made plans to regain for Russia a little of what the Soviet Union had lost just a few years ago. While the Administration dismissed and apparently covered up Benghazi incident essentials, and while some thug element encouraged the IRS to pursue political targets, the details only to be shadowed away by a top-level person embracing the Fifth, Putin was doing his thing. Putin, you the man, Putin -- whose own version of "Fast and Furious" in Ukraine left both the Obama bunch and European Union hoodlums wallowing in the dust. Who’s the good guy here? Zero of those.
We respond by dispatching the laughable secretary of state ketchup John Kerry, clinging to echoes of a declining U.S. military announcement delivered to the world just days ago by secretary of defense Chuck Hagel. Plus (sigh) we observe the efforts and mouthing off of the indefatigable Sen. John McCain (lovely day for a new war, yes?).
But we revel in Obama, the empty suit, the university intellectual surrounded by others of a similar ilk who probably agonize over merely color-coordinating their socks each day -- and, better still, Obama has his phone and knows how to dial, and he speaks and talks and talks and speaks with world leaders, warning and scolding. Putin is not listening. Why would he? Obama's fortunes have been focused primarily upon regulating and admonishing the American people in his party's quest to hope-and-change us against our will. No time to watch much beyond our shores because, after all, we're in a warm and fuzzy global world now. Obama and the bunch bestowed Obamacare upon us, and the world is at peace. Everywhere he goes, the prez seems to make a point of blaming America and apologizing for the history that made America great, despite obvious imperfections and injustices eventually conquered regardless of the odds. Simply put, the internationally and self-beloved leader has no foreign policy. Oopsie.
And while nobody was looking, Russia just signed a new alliance agreement with China -- the same China, by the way, which just killed or captured members of a group of radical Muslims who perpetrated multiple stabbing murders among innocent shoppers a few days ago.
While the world chowed down on that intoxicating drug called the Olympics, Putin kept a cool eye on vast oil and gas reserves -- and accompanying power -- which make he and Russia indispensable to unwilling, yet currently option-less European recipients.
"It is not one world," the late radio news commentator Paul Harvey was fond of saying. Not even "one world" in the USA, where Eric Holder tells states not to enforce laws -- and even if he references just one law, he may as well reference them all. Is gay marriage more important than the power of international thugs? Apparently.
Our president’s foreign policy? What foreign policy? Domestic affairs and bullied transformations are his thing. The primary stake this disappointment seems to have in foreign affairs is the location for his next absurdly expensive family vacation, courtesy of the public dime.
Russia is expected to honor borders, but in the USA we put up with treasonous legislators who ignore ours.
Of course, Obama would never reinitiate plans (which he scuttled) to put up missile defense shields in Russia's global backyard. Better to leave Poland and other nations in that sphere shaking in their shoes. Besides, this is the president who promised the Russians he would have more ability to negotiate changes after the last elections. Well, there you go. . .
Barack H. Obama is destined to go down in history as the
first black worst president ever
elected in the United States. Truly, a
leader of distinction.
So if bakers, despite religious beliefs, have to bake gay wedding cakes under penalty of law now, Muslim cab drivers should certainly have to accommodate seeing-eye dogs and as much booze as their fares can bring along. Test cases should be very interesting, once voters clean house and elect leaders who don't mind angering religions of hatred.
No thanks again, Oscars. Every year I wait for it, and every year it's not there. No words of appreciation spoken directly to active U.S. military personnel or veterans. Plenty of praise for past and current slaves -- which is just fine -- but none for the dead and living millions of Americans who helped bring an end to evils around the world. You folk in the gated Hollywood communities do realize, don't you, that yours would be the first heads rolling down Sunset Blvd. if not for dedicated uniformed people, literally ready to sacrifice their lives so you can continue to produce and star in releases of varying "artistic" quality? Of course there are many who care and contribute generously to military and veterans organizations, but words spoken before international press cameras would also mean so much.
Will Hillary run? Rumors circulate that she may be ill and won't be available for the run in 2016. I'd be more inclined to see her run, and if winning spend only a few weeks or months before resigning for "health" reasons, thus allowing a very party-cunning, strategically chosen vice-president to assume the presidency without caveat, and a progressive hell on earth will continue.
The SATs are reconstructed to appease morons. Oh yeah, sure, the Scholastic Aptitude Test folks are just taking out things they put in back in the nineties. I don't buy it. The vocabulary portion will include commonly used words, rather than terms rarely encountered? Hmm, that probably means the leftist educators will exclude words such as patriotism and heroism so kids, especially the illegal ones, can relate to words contemporary Americans cherish, such as communist sympathizer, obedient Marxist and greetings, comrade! Good thing, too, that the essay is optional because folks scoring tests would be hard-pressed to find a coherent paragraph anywhere in the stack. Lift me up? No, dumb me down. Can't wait until Common Core makes children brilliant.
Drones for everybody: Prices continue to decrease, and soon everybody on your block will find an affordable drone, obviously to spy on somebody else in the finest tradition of governments around the globe. I find it necessary, therefore, to reiterate my contempt for drones, and again I declare that any said drone which malfunctions and lands near me will be promptly sledge-hammered and pieces deposited there, over there, over in that spot and -- well, that's the end of the story.
The Lois Lerner and Darrel Issa love duet, part 2: Once again, the gang was all there and Issa spoke questions of pure love to Ms. Lerner regarding naughty IRS tactics on the loose.. In return, she showered Issa with flowers of the Fifth Amendment, refusing to answer any of five romantic questions. Issa widely closed the session so that Rep. Elijah Cummings could gain political hay by attempting to make some statement that nobody wanted to hear. Someday, I predict that Cummings will be vindicated and a black man will become president. Maybe an attorney general also. I know, it sounds impossible. . .
If the singularity occurs once man and machine become one, what happens if instead a "dualarity" happens simultaneously? Would dueling singularities cancel one another out? Or would they become pals and destroy the earth together? (Pay no attention, maybe I need drugs. . .)