Tuesday, September 29, 2009
If France, who's national anthem is "Surrender", calls us out on Iran, tell me, where are we now?
Is Iran building and designing a nuclear warhead? Did they stop work on such an endeavor in 2003 as American intelligence has suggested? Are they enriching nuclear fuel for medical reasons or for defence purposes.
The New Your Times article today says:
"When President Obama stood last week with the leaders of Britain and France to denounce Iran’s construction of a secret nuclear plant, the Western powers all appeared to be on the same page.
Behind their show of unity about Iran’s clandestine efforts to manufacture nuclear fuel, however, is a continuing debate among American, European and Israeli spies about a separate component of Iran’s nuclear program: its clandestine efforts to design a nuclear warhead.
The Israelis, who have delivered veiled threats of a military strike, say they believe that Iran has restarted these “weaponization” efforts, which would mark a final step in building a nuclear weapon. The Germans say they believe that the weapons work was never halted. The French have strongly suggested that independent international inspectors have more information about the weapons work than they have made public.
Meanwhile, in closed-door discussions, American spy agencies have stood firm in their conclusion that while Iran may ultimately want a bomb, the country halted work on weapons design in 2003 and probably has not restarted that effort — a judgment first made public in a 2007 National Intelligence Estimate.
The debate, in essence, is a mirror image of the intelligence dispute on the eve of the Iraq war.
This time, United States spy agencies are delivering more cautious assessments about Iran’s clandestine programs than their Western European counterparts.
The differing views color how each country perceives the imminence of the Iranian threat and how to deal with it in the coming months, including this week’s negotiations in Geneva — the first direct talks between the United States and Iran in nearly 30 years."
You know what? This is getting very strange and we have been here before.
Here's the answer: Who cares?
They withheld knowledge of a plant which enriches uranium. They had a plan to build...who cares if they ended it or not. They have thumbed their noses at the USA and the UN and the entire world for that matter. We blew a golden opportunity to change the leadership in this country and help the Iranian people.
What are we waiting for? Proof? We already have it.
The problem is we have a leader in America who has no stones and no idea how to open a can of woop-ass. I mean, come on, he's met the top man in the Afghanistan war ONCE since taking office. The guy couldn't win in Grenada if he had to.
Even leaders of terrorist nations love Obama: "My views are identical to the American views. We pray for him that he will be able to achieve the visions that he has in his mind and made it public and we are comfortable." Quote from Moammar Khadafy.
Another golden opportunity presented itself to Obama at the UN where he had a chance to really plaster the Iranian president to the wall and announce the clandestine nuclear plant Iran had, but he failed...on purpose. According to the Paris daily Le Monde and the WSJ: "President Obama wants a unified front against Iran, and to that end he stood together with Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown in Pittsburgh on Friday morning to reveal the news about Tehran's secret facility to build bomb-grade fuel. But now we hear that the French and British leaders were quietly seething on stage, annoyed by America's handling of the announcement. Both countries wanted to confront Iran a day earlier at the United Nations. Mr. Obama was, after all, chairing a Security Council session devoted to nonproliferation. ... With the world's leaders gathered in New York, the timing and venue would be a dramatic way to rally international opinion. ... But the Administration told the French that it didn't want to 'spoil the image of success' for Mr. Obama's debut at the U.N. and his homily calling for a world without nuclear weapons."
So, if I read this right, Obama's image is more important than the United States image in the grand scheme of things...Barf bag please!!
The only thing we have to fear is, Obama himself. Have we ever seen an ego this big in the Oval Office? Have we ever seen a weaker man?
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Katie Couric joined producer Tony Maciulis for a live facebook video chat this week. They discussed her interview with Glenn Beck, what it's like to sit down with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, social media, and the fact that she often does the evening news barefoot.
She also shared her opinions on the health care debate and how it's covered. "To be honest with you, the whole debate has kind of depressed me," she said. "The idea of kind of sitting down and working things out...is a really necessary part of the political process, but it seems increasingly difficult to do that in this day and age." She told the facebook audience, "The one thing I really don't like are opinions without portfolio or judgments without knowledge or basic information, and I think we have a lot of that. And then there are people fanning the flames, encouraging that."
Yeah…Like YOU read the bill Katie. And even if you did, which bill did you read? When did you read it? Because whenever you read it, it’s changed since then Katie. Obama spoke to a joint session of Congress saying his healthcare bill this and his healthcare bill that… Where is this “bill” Mr. President? Did you write one too? Is that the senate version, the house version?
For a man who was supposed to be 5 times as smart as Bush, he sure lacks intelligence.
Friday, September 18, 2009
IT'S JUST ANOTHER ISOLATED INCIDENT... IT'S JUST ANOTHER ISOLATED INCIDENT... IT'S JUST ANOTHER ISOLATED INCIDENT... IT'S JUST ANOTHER ISOLATED INCIDE
The pattern is frightening.
I don’t swear much anymore but what I see and what is happening should scare the hell out of every American. So I use the word in a very literal sense and I mean every word I am about to type.
Once in a great while a change of such magnitude takes place that might not seem great at the time but hindsight tells us all that it was a point where the shift was so great it changed history and changed what is just and what is unjust, what is evil what is good. I realize things are not always black and white and it’s hard to make the correct choice. But what is black and white to me is the fact that the United States has sacrificed more lives, more blood in the cause of liberty and freedom than all other nations of the world combined. This is done for liberty for liberties sake and not to conquer. Not just for the sake of those here at home but other countries such as France, Kuwait, Bosnia and many others. Over and over America has come to the aid of other countries or peoples forsaking their own interest and vanquished tyrants and terrorists simply because it was the right thing to do. We do not hold power over others. We do not subjugate or occupy, we simply help.
There are times when we have had to align ourselves with bad guys to find the greater good. Sometimes you join forces with the bad to get closer to the good and subdue the very bad.
Call it arrogance or boasting or haughty or whatever you will, but The United States is the greatest country on the planet.
Some may call that conceit, I call it clarity.
People all over this globe in the back of their minds know this is true. May not be what they want or what they express to others but it just is what it is: The Truth.
We have a huge illegal immigration problem in the U.S. for one reason: Everyone wants to come here. Everything is better here. It’s not perfect it’s not nirvana or Shangri-La, but it’s the best system man has ever made, and when it was put together, God was called on to weave His will into our destiny. The idea that man is endowed by God with inalienable rights makes this a better idea than any idea anyone breathing has ever come up with. We shed blood for the oppressed all over the globe.
There are some that feel we need to apologize for what we’ve done and what we represent. They say we are the bad guys and we need to admit our mistakes so others can feel better about their atrocities. This is a tremendous philosophical fundamental change that has come about mostly in academia. We have seen inklings of this lately and they are becoming more and more prevalent and it is alarming.
Remember Georgia? June 2008 Russia attacked a sovereign country south of its boarder. One of our greatest allies in that region looked to the U.S. for help. They had always looked at us as that “beacon on a hill” and we turned our backs on them. We let Russia invade them and the Bush administration made some moves but because the U.S. elections were close at hand our president turned his back to their repeated pleas for help. Joe Biden has told them they will never get their land back.
Iran. Elections their universally seen as rigged and fraudulent. Iran is a world away but a country and a culture we have tried to connect with for decades. So many people wanting to connect better with America. The electronic age making it possible for millions to see the oppression. Many people, mostly the young in that country, desperately trying to bond with us. In that region of the world all we could do was try to help those who wished to overthrow the theocracy and tyranny of their government. A wide open touchdown pass was thrown our way to overthrow this government without bloodshed in the aftermath of this jacked-up election they held. Many risked their lives to send video to the internet in a desperate attempt to get our help.
They died in the streets pleading for our help.
Israel: Our strongest allies in the Middle East. We have always stood shoulder to shoulder with Israel without question.
That has changed.
Barrack Obama went from ‘there should be a wall’ to ‘there shouldn’t be a wall’ to ‘there should be a wall just not that tall’. Now Israel has been forced to try talking to Russia in an effort to protect their freedom because they can no longer trust America to ensure it. They have circumvented, for the first time, the United States, and decided to try dancing with the devil in the hope they don’t get burned because they feel that is a better option than dealing with this administration. This occurs as the United States tries to force Jews from their homes in the west bank and Gaza.
A poll taken in Israel during the Bush administration showed 88% saw the United States as pro-Israel while 2% said they were pro-Palestinian. Now a new poll shows 6% see us as pro Israel and 50% see us as pro-Palestinian.
From 88% to 6%.
Another country that may not seem consequential but bears mention is Honduras. This week long story of President Manuel Zelaya who tried to shred the constitution of that country. The constitution of that country said no President can serve more than one term in office. As a matter of fact the constitution says even if you are an interim president for even one hour, you cannot be President again. President Zelaya decided that was not in his best interests and declared himself President again. The Supreme Court of the country said “You can’t” and this is a pretty cut and dry situation here. The people said, “You can’t” and this is a pretty cut and dry situation here. The Congress said “You can’t” and this is a pretty cut and dry situation here. He then tried to use the military to back up what he was doing and they said, “You can’t” this is pretty cut and dry.
The Barrack Obama administration said they support Zelaya and demanded they take back this wana-be dictator. And when they didn’t take him back we cut off all funding to Honduras. We have also invited Zelaya’s former ambassador to represent Honduras at the UN, even though his visa has been revoked. The State dept. has so far not given an explanation of how he can get into America without one and why the United States is recognizing him when he has been linked to bombings in that country back in the 80’s when he tried to overthrow the government.
And now we come to today. The New Your Times reports Obama is scrapping plans for a missile shield in Europe, once again stabbing in the back a freedom loving ally.
Where once was the promise of a shield against rouge nations missiles now stands a man saying it’s not worth it.
And liberals wonder why we call him a socialist.
Each in and of itself is an isolated incident. You can’t draw conclusions from isolated incidents. But this "change" in the air has many losing "hope".
Each time our President sides with those who have little or no regard for the law, each time he stands with those who would be dictators, each time he supports having a dialogue with terrorists and those who support terror, it brings us closer to realizing what many of us knew all along: Freedom and liberty and justice and truth have little to do with running Obama’s America.
This President must not succeed. He must fail. We must stop him and we must stop him soon before he dismantles this shining city on a hill into a mound of rubble at that hills base. Fight we must. Fight we shall. The struggle continues….
Friday, September 11, 2009
"It was disgusting and it was reprehensible and it was predictable. ... The office of the president of the United States was demeaned last night. President Barack Obama gave a grossly inappropriate and ... embarrassing speech, a campaign speech disguised as a big speech to a joint session of Congress. It was grossly inappropriate in content. There were lies, falsehoods, distortions, it was embarrassing in tone. He called his critics liars when his own positions have been proven to be untrue. ... It was dishonest. It demeaned the office of the presidency. ... It was an awful speech. He was petulant; he was childish; he was a community organizer and agitator; he lied; he was divisive; he attacked me; he attacked Sarah Palin; he attacked conservative Republicans in Congress who dare to challenge government-run health care. He continued to attack tens of millions of Americans who spent the summer attending town hall meetings. It was crude. It was disgusting. The most crude and disgusting performance by any president I have seen." --radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
In this post I will attempt to display and explain my predictions for the coming NFL season and my very favorite team, The Green Bay Packers. I’ve been a fan all my life and was born in the blood by my father, who was a lover of the team and only by God’s grace, was still around for their last run for greatness in 1996-97.
Anyone who loves the sport as I do know it’s a passion. We cheer and support our team without pause or even reason. We hindsight and Monday morning quarterback as if we know what went wrong and who’s to blame. I don’t care much for pointing fingers unless it’s the man standing in the goal for the green and gold.
After a great pre-season in which the first team destroyed Cleveland, Buffalo, and at Arizona (who were last years Super Bowl losers) we lost to Tennessee mostly because the starters went only one short series. Barring injury, this team will win the division and Aaron Rodgers will become one of today’s top 5 quarterbacks in the league.
Here are the predictions:
Home against Da Bears: 34 – 9 Win
Home against the Cincinnati: 35-28 Win
Away in St. Louis: 24 – 6 Win
Away (Monday) at Minnesota: 28-27 Loss
Home against Detroit: 44 – 9 Win
Away at Cleveland: 34 – 10 Win
Home against Minnesota: 45 – 21 Win
Away against Tampa Bay: 34-31 Win
Home against Dallas: 38 – 13 Win
Home against San Francisco: 31-12 Win
Away in Detroit: 38 – 3 Win
Home (Monday) against Baltimore: 24 – 21 Win
Away … Da Bears: 28 – 13 Win
Away at Pittsburgh: 30 – 27 OT loss
Home against Seattle: 23 – 0 Win
Away at Arizona: 34 – 31 Win
That makes the prediction 13 and 3 and I have no reservations. This is an extremely easy schedule (30 out of thirty two, which means 29 teams have harder schedules than we do) with only the Vikings and Bears having easier seasons based on last years won-loss records. Nine wins in a row is a huge run in the NFL and I just feel we will hit the wall in Pittsburgh. Hope not, but the Steelers are going to be very tough this year and may be champs again. My greatest hope is we are there at the end to stop their run for the Lombardi trophy. Have a great season Y’all.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I attended a Tea Party here in Walworth County this Labor Day Weekend and so did about 5 or 6 hundred others. It was good to see friends and strangers joining together and literally speaking in one voice. The rally cry is now clear: We will not stand by and watch this president disassemble the principles of the Constitution. We will not be taxed to death and have our children and their children be made to pay for a plan destined to fail. You can't say that the system is totally broken and in need of radical reconstruction, but nothing will change for you; that Medicare is bankrupting the country, but $500 billion in cuts will have no effect on care; that you will expand coverage while reducing deficits -- and not inspire incredulity and mistrust. When ordinary citizens understand they are being played for fools, they bristle.
This great bi-partisan who blames his predecessor for all the bad things happening to America says he is trying to save us from a Rome-like fall while playing his fiddle so badly half the country can’t listen anymore.
Sometimes, you’ve got to let liberals be liberals and watch them eat each other.
Come on… Who doesn’t like good comedy?