Wednesday, March 30, 2011
On the one hand, maybe we should congratulate that fine journalistic organ, Rolling Stone [see example of pioneering edgy cover art, left -- NO WARNING re: extremely graphic and disturbing image], for covering the story that no one else in the MSM will touch, for fear of making the Anointed One look bad from what's going on under his watch [see my post below] -- but wouldn't you know it, their version has to turn out to be a MASSIVE LIE.
How to we know? Because a guy in the know, on the scene, totally ahead of this story, has "called BULLSH*T" on Rolling Stone's heinous distortions.
Go ahead and read them here, if you have nothing better to do -- and be sure to watch the Motorcycle Kill video ["WARNING!...extremely graphic and disturbing images" says Rolling Stone!] to see what kind of MURDEROUS MANIACS we have running around in the American uniform.
I watched it, and found myself scratching my head as to what was the big deal.
Of course, as it turns out, the soldiers involved in that incident were never members of the so-called "kill team" which is the so-called subject of the article, and had turned their filmed record of this encounter over to Michael Yon a year ago because they had nothing to hide.
So if you really want to know what goes on, read Michael Yon as he calls bullsh*t on Rolling Stone -- which may not be gathering any moss, but certainly knows a lot about collecting slime.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I only heard part of el Presidente's Libya speech tonight. Managed to miss this little gem:
To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and - more profoundly - our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances, would have been a betrayal of who we are.[emphasis added]
Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries.
The United States of America is different. And as President, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.
Well, some images of slaughter are more action-making than others, I guess.
And it is all about image, isn't it?
So glad the President was able to exercise a bit more patience rather than meddle in Iran's internal affairs, while this woman bled out on the streets of Tehran.
By the way, Mr. Obama...
Monday, March 28, 2011
GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE DISSES OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY!
As read in my Tridentine Missal, in lovely Douai English:
When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things are in peace which he possesseth. But if a stronger than he come upon him and overcome him, he will take away all his armor wherein he trusted, and will distribute his spoils. He that is not with Me, is against Me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.So there.
Message: Carry a big stick. Soft walking optional. Strong horse/weak horse. Not complicated.
IN OTHER NEWS...
I took a running-on-vapor empty gas tank to the pump this morning and filled it to the brim. I stopped pumping in little squeezettes when the meter hit
for 75.6 litres of petrol.
Gotta love that economic recovery.
Did I mention that up here in Canada we managed to suffer almost nothing of the recent recession? I'm just sayin'.
STORY OF THE DAY, IF NOT THE AGE
Arnold Ahlert gives a depressingly bang-on assessment of news management in the Age of Obama: How the MSM is doing a complete down-the-memory-hole dance with news of deliberate murder of Afghan civilians and coverup by a few bottom-feeders in the American military -- did so because they did it under the OBAMA REGIME, and it might, just might, reflect badly on the Annointed One.
Read it and fume. [hat-tip Jewish World Review]
Friday, March 25, 2011
ANNOUNCES CEASEFIRE!!! ....
...between NATO members
The FOX News guys (and the other networks, no doubt) had their camera trained on a large wood-panelled door and an empty podium, with the promise of an appearance at 6:15 p.m. by the Sec-State to make the announcement of a NATO decision to take CCC (committee consensus command) of the No-Fly-Zone over Libya.
By 6:45 the news panel was starting to suppress giggles and grope around for more commentary, but the podium remained empty. By the close of broadcast at 7:00, no-Hill-no-thrill. More giggling.
Eventually, Madame Secretary emerged with her triumphant announcement, laying out some sort of less-than-coherent plan, which the reader can untangle here.
UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU
TO WET YOURSELF AND HIDE UNDER THE BED
The more earth-shaking news of the day turned up on Pajamas Media, where Ed Driscoll relates the key graf of an Obama address deftly delivered below the radar on his stopover in El Salvador. I'm quietly meditating on whether his self-described dereliction of duty constitutes an impeachable offense. Check out this peach:
And we will continue to support the efforts to protect the Libyan people, but we will not be in the lead. That’s what the transition that I discussed has always been designed to do. We have unique capabilities. We came in, up front, fairly readily, fairly substantially, and at considerable risk to our military personnel. And when this transition takes place, it is not going to be our planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone. It is not going to be our ships that are necessarily involved in enforcing the arms embargo. That’s precisely what the other coalition partners are going to do.
["I'm proud to be an American -- where at least I know I'm free... From the halls of Montezu-uma to the shores Tri-po-leeee....."
Keep reading, it gets better.]
And that’s why building this international coalition has been so important because it means that the United States is not bearing all the cost. It means that we have confidence that we are not going in alone, and it is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally. And we will accomplish that in a relatively short period of time.
[Emphasis added.] Authority abdicated. Treachery confessed.
Just another day at the Oval Office.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A nifty compilation from MEMRI, via Powerline.
Make some popcorn and gather the kids around the crystal set for that old-timey Saturday Night hit, "Fibber McGee and the Blood Libel".
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
If you need a break from thinking about the three-ring circus in Libya (as the President clearly does), take a gander at...
EPISODE #257 OF
"WHAT IN GOD'S NAME [ ! ] IS THAT WOMAN WEARING?"
"Fashion Icon" FLOTUS Michelle Obama swept through a swath of countries south of the equator sporting a series of outfits which, as usual, leave us, uh, wondering.... And she seems to have been put in charge of dressing her children in equally oddball concoctions.
The Fabulous Tom and Lorenzo weigh in with sensible opinions.
A pageant of 95 testimonies to the worst/weirdest-dressed First Lady in history -- masses of misses, and a few hits -- and hits are big ones, showing that with the right designs Mrs. O can wear dashing colours and cuts like few women can. So why has she accumulated such a collection of ill-fitting little cardigans that can spoil anything she puts on?
FashionFoisGras, shows what some of the outfits are supposed to look like.
(On the right: A great dress ($1000), if properly worn by someone who wears good shoes and stands up straight -- in the wrong hands, bears an uncomfortable resemblance to a Hudson's Bay blanket.)
It don't "sit" well or fit well.
How are things in Guacamole?
One of two cute sundresses worn down south. Both great dresses, but too little-girl to be worn in any but the most informal settings, not for tarmac arrivals by the President or official engagements.
Seems like a great dress. Curses, spoiled again! Yet ANOTHER crap necklace.
Now, wasn't that fun, ladies? Meow, meow, meow.
Much more fun than applying one's brain matter to the current crisis-es-eez, brought about by the presence of a swell-headed student council president in the Oval Office with his lanky, free-throw hands limply grasping the reins of power as leader of the Free World. God help us.
I defer to Instapundit. Here, here, here.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
THE RUNNING BOARDS OF HISTORY
SEC-STATE CLINTON BOASTS:
"WE DID NOT LEAD THIS"
PREZ OBAMA AFFIRMS:
"WE WILL NOT DEPLOY ANY AMERICAN TROOPS
ON THE GROUND"
Brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it folks?
The world's last remaining superpower treads water and waits for the FWENCH to take the lead -- and they do.
Not so super.
So the French have already gone airborne and dropped their first package, to be joined by the Brits, the Canadians, the Danes, the Norwegians, and various other players to be named later -- forces which, all combined, aren't half what is needed to enforce a no-fly zone, according to military talking heads on the tube.
The U.S. now maintains command and control of the operation, but will [PROUDLY] surrender the con to a coalition committee, or some such thing.
Kinda gets ya right here, don't it?
Meanwhile, certain well-trained pilots on a certain American aircraft carrier twiddle their thumbs in nearby waters, wondering why their C-in-C has plunked them unceremoniously into the rumble seat.
Well, we'll see how long this long-distance involvement lasts -- over a hundred Tomohawk missiles have departed their Mediterranean-based chutes, as President Obama pushes the red button on "Operation Keep Your Head Down".
Unconfirmed reports tell us that the Commander-in-Chief, currently on tour in a production of Flying Down to Rio,
has been heard to mumble,
"I got me some of these...."
"Now if I can just grow me a pair of these."
BTW: Anybody heard from Code Pink?????
Damn you, George W. Bush!!!!!
Friday, March 11, 2011
UPDATE: video has been removed from the YouTube. Well, it is pretty disturbing. Try here.
Don't worry, folks -- the United States Navy is on the case, surfing the tsunami to deliver the necessaries. I have it on the highest authority. (My baby boy.)
Meanwhile, back on "solid ground":
OBAMA WISHES HE WERE PRESIDENT OF AN ASIAN WORKERS' PARADISE
Gee, ya think?
Governing a country full of people who refuse to be coerced and ignored can be such a pain. There was nothing in the Alinsky manual about putting up with pesky voters' expectations.
Sheesh!!! Can I play through?
And at the other, er, extreme: some people just
keep wanting to be president of the U.S.
NEWT, THE HELPLESSLY PATRIOTIC -- JUST GIVE IT UP, DUDE!
Jeffrey Goldberg, over at the Atlantic, is properly disdainful of Newt Gingrich's limp attempt to explain away his, er, "colourful" (read: "tawdry") personal history. Apparently he got distracted from his duty to be a decent human being by the seductive siren song of patriotism.
Step out of the way, Newt. If it was ever your moment (and I doubt that), it has most assuredly passed. Make way for the New Kids on the Block (Kantor, Ryan, Rubio, even Palin. No Newt, no Mitt, no way. That's it.)
I believe his name was Barry Maguire, and once upon a time he wrote:
THE EASTERN WORLD, IT IS EXPLODIN' --
VIOLENCE FLARIN', BULLETS LOADIN'
So, class, let's review: these are some of the images we've been meditating on for the past three years. Keep them in mind during your daily perusal of the Drudge Report.
Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, piracy in Somalia, slaughter in Darfur, Al Qaeda in Yemen -- and the strange shrunken spectator watches the World on Fire.
This is how we "Win the Future". Yeah?
Thursday, March 10, 2011
MANLY WISDOM FROM A BRITAMERICANUCK
Don't know what's been up with columnist-to-the-world Mark Steyn -- some 'health issues' apparently -- but he has surfaced and is swinging away in full form.
He whacks another demographic analysis out of the park, while giving us his latest assessment of the American Chief Executive and C-i-C: 'The strange shrunken spectator who serves as president of the United States.'
Hey, he said it, not me!
Wish I had.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
National Post's Barbara Kay sums up the Palin Revolution. Nicely, of course.
Back in Hogtown (Toronto) and recovered from big green ear infection.
Watching my new favourite Canadian TV show, Republic of Doyle (family detective business in St. John's, Newfoundland). Big caper about the theft of the famous "Veiled Madonna" from the Basilica. Get one for yourself from Victorian Trading Co.
Not cheap, though [$250]. And not available for shipping to Canada. Heh.