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rse

Too bad the world's bad guys need not follow his script.

Why isn't anyone calling Putin racist? Isn't he being disrespectful?

Extraneus
Speaking of weaker, National Journal’s Major Garrett laments the weak tone set by Obama’s announcements on Afghanistan — although in fairness, there doesn’t seem to be much Obama could do about it absent a popular surge in support for a more robust and long-term mission there
Yeah, it's not like the President has anything to do with popular opinion on foreign policy matters. Especially after touting the good war in order to bash Bush over the bad one.

I'm getting to the point that I can hardly read Morrissey anymore.

hit and run

TM:
Bring On The Pretty Words

Pretty to whom? Obama?

Is Obama reciting the Muslim call to prayer at the commencement?1!?1?!

Captain Hate

Poppin' pulling out the "in fairness" is always a good head's up that much squishiness lies ahead.

henry

Radio goodness on run to lunch, Top Men skewered over John Doe settlement rumors. Nobody knows any facts related to the rumors.

Danube on iPad

The principal element of weakness in Obama's Afghanistan statement was his gratyiyous announement of the withdrawal date for the 9,800 troops. That was a purely self-inflicted wound.

lyle

If you'll allow me to repost from the previous thread:

But a strategy that involves invading every country that harbors terrorist networks is naïve and unsustainable

Who the hell has ever promulgated such a strategy? This jerk has torched a battalion of straw men.

Bori

DoT,

If memory serves me right we were supposed to withdraw all forces by the end of this year. Now we have 9800 non-combatants as target practice for the Taliban and al-Qaeda to pot shot at and bomb at. It is just another CYA move to pretend we did not abandon the Afghans.

hit and run

DoT:
The principal element of weakness in Obama's Afghanistan statement was his gratyiyous announement of the withdrawal date for the 9,800 troops.


“NOBODY expects the Obama Inquisition! His chief principal weapon is a lack of surprise for our enemies...lack of surprise and absence of fear...absence of fear and lack of surprise.... His two weapons are absence of fear and lack of surprise...and his ruthless inefficiency.... His three weapons are absence of fear, lack of surprise, and ruthless inefficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to Hope.... His four...no... Amongst his weapons.... Amongst his weaponry...are such elements as absence of fear, lack of surprise.... I'll come in again.”

[...]

NOBODY expects the Obama Inquisition!... Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: absence of fear, lack of surprise, ruthless inefficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to Hope, and nice red uniforms - Oh damn!

Rick B

Henry,

I was very surprised to see Jacobsen miss the cui bono aspect of a WSJ fantasy appearing on the day when the Tea Party wake was so rudely interrupted by the Texas primary results. The Top Men running RomBush operations are neither clever nor adroit in their tactics on behalf of the nonexistent GOP establishment.

GMax

Based on the results of primaries, it will be a tad bit more difficult for Speaker Strauss to hang onto his job as well. That will also be evidence of the Tea Party simply fading AWAY...

**Bill in AZ**

Picked up on scanner on air emergency channel a few minutes ago: Attempted hijacking, passengers subdued hijacker, passengers injured, need LEO and medical at Phx... also heard escort say he was coming up on left wing, and attempting to verify pilot/co-pilot authenticity. I think I could hear them overhead, but just cloudy enough today could not see.
...could be a drill, dunno...

Jane

Yikes!

centralcal

Oh my, Bill in AZ - let's hope it's a drill.

Speaking of Poppin' Fresh, he will have a new co-worker now - Noah Rothman, formerly writing for Mediaite.

rse

Anyone else hear that another part of the holiday weekend Friday regulatory dump was bo's desire to implement the Akaka bill by XO and push a native Hawaiian govt?

Cato has a story up on it today, but I am mostly off jousting with bad ideas in other areas.

All race. All the time now unfortunately.

Miss Marple

I don't see how you could institute what would essentially be apartheid in Hawaii.

Doesn't that sort of violate (like in a massive way) the equal protection clause?

Not that following the Constitution is something he wants to actually do, but that is pretty blatant.

henry

rse, heard a mention of it this morning on the radio, no details though.

Marlene

Jane,TC,Dave,I know what Howie Carr will be talking about today.A Florida court overturned John Connolly's conviction of second degree murder re:the murder of John Callahan. Connolly (the rogue FBI agent who enabled Whitey Bulger) has already served ten years in federal prison for racketeering. I listen to Howie's first hour,so if he has any new info,I'll report.

Captain Hate

Tammy Bruce is slattering the MLA jew haters by name. Isn't it time this klanish embarrassment to academia be sent packing? Or has it become mainstream in the ivory towers?

narciso

Carlos Slim keeps the muddle uninformed kinda, Michael Shear has a paragraph on the CIA internal probe, Charlie Savage, notes in passing, what Risen
realized too late 'they told me if I voted for McCain (and the Huntress) reporters would be thrown in Jail', Flathead, insists despite the
repo in the Donbass, we are winning with 'Tiger Blood'

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Eliminating equal protection of the law on behalf of favored classes is one of those "positive" rights Barry thinks the Constitution should include.

matt

The only problem with a native Hawaiian government is the lack of native Hawaiians. Very few full blooded Hawaiians today. A lot who say they are. The Bishop School/Kamehameha schools were set up for the education of native Hawaiians and the definition is regularly revised.

The general issue in Hawaii is the aloha attitude. "let's go surf" is another part. Things just don't happen very fast. I just couldn't see the Filipinos, Chinese, Japanese, and Anglos becoming disenfranchised.

And how 'bout that article on AA reparations in The Atlantic? Time for me to cancel my subscription.

This administration has done more to degrade race relations than any other in history. From the Cambridge cop to Trayvon and on and on they have thrown gasoline onto the fire. They are enabling fools like Ta-Nehisi Coates. Just wait for Sharpton to start up.

I'm waiting on Irish American reparations. Or maybe German American ones. Let my people go!

rich@gmu

narciso-

every time I see Flathead I think back to that column he penned about a year ago yammering on about having to dial 3 for a rental car transaction. Surprised he didn't get a merit badge for that ...

Extraneus

Video: Obama leads America to glorious victory over straw men at West Point

There are those who believe military action is always the answer and there are those who believe military action is never the answer, but the president — wait a minute. No one believes either of those things!
Extraneus

Obama: "We need to do stuff. And the stuff we will do will not be stuff that a crazy person says we should do. It will be good stuff."

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 28, 2014
Jack is Back!

Still getting lots of press coverage front and center of the Jewish Museum killings in De Standaard. Very positive and wondering if anti-semiticism is on the rise in Antwerp? They seem to know how they feel in Brussels with so many Muzzies and left-wing Eurocrats educated by so many left-Wing Eurocrats.

Just had a typical Belgian dinner of chacuterie and Asparugus Vlaams (White Aspargus steamed and served with minced egg, drawn butter and parsley). The bread was fresh and sliced at the table the Belgian way. Thick and robust with a lack of air but full of its bounty. The butter was real but there was fake if you wanted it. The wine was both red and white and very drinkable.

God, I love the way the Belgians eat but not so much the way they govern. But then, they are so ineffective and dsyfunctional perhaps they are the model to follow.

The problem there is the bureaucrats are now enabled without resrtrictions since there is no government to rein them in.

rich@gmu

yikes!!!

yeah, he is the most brilliant dude ever to hold the office.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Did Obama really say that?

Jack is Back!

The man is a danger now clear & present. The real problem is that there are people who believe this but never believe in our exceptionalism. I give you DuDa, BuBu and KaKa as this platform's examples. They can multiply if nothing is done to stem the tide of apology and appeasement to the religion of the left.

Steve

Edward Snowden Interview "I was trained as a spy" (preview video)

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2014/05/edward-snowden-interview-i-was-trained.html

rich@gmu

no (thankfully we haven't descended to that depth), it was an adaption of his West Point speech.

Had to look it up just I couldn't be sure.

rich@gmu

weird ... that sentence made sense when I first typed it.

Had to look it up to be sure.

lyle

That was the most appalling speech coming from the mouth of the CinC at West Point since...the last time the JEF spoke at WP.

Has there ever been a US President who hated this country more than this wad?

narciso

At best, he was an IT drone, like the support for Strahovsky's character on '24, you know what their fate usually is;

You ask for a miracle, Theo

http://therightscoop.com/mike-rogers-to-keynote-event-honoring-ground-zero-imam/

any questions why the Benghazi inquiry has been
slow as molasses

lyle

Bill BJ Clinton famously "loathed" the military but at least he seemed to generally not overtly dislike America. I mean, he liked all the American poon he could grab--coerce, whatever--right?

rich@gmu

>>>That spirit of cooperation needs to energize the global effort to combat climate change, a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform, as we are called on to respond to refugee flows and natural disasters, and conflicts over water and food, which is why, next year, I intend to make sure America is out front in putting together a global framework to preserve our planet.<<<

i was reading the speech to try and figure out the strategy and so far i'm not finding it. wtf-climate change? he wants to mobilize for a war on weather ...

lyle
The V.A. scandal, it is said, foreshadows life under Obamacare. But Obamacare may manage to treat people even worse. If veterans can’t get decent coverage after their heroic service, how much less effort will be spent by the federal government on non-veterans? Rationing could be even more brutal for them. When that day comes, when the de facto death panels are in operation, a safely retired Obama can read about it all in news accounts.

I'd like to hear some leftie knob try to refute this assertion.

http://spectator.org/articles/59349/fourth-branch-government

Danube on iPad

The plot thickens a great deal for the Tijuana Marine. Turns out he had crossed that border seven previous times, including one trip earlier that same day.

Jane

McCain says Shinseky committed criminal acts - (I think) and must step down. He also called for Holder to handle it, so I guess this is the end of the VA scandal.

Porchlight

Has there ever been a US President who hated this country more than this wad?

No.

MarkO

Obama is delusional. A sick, sick man. It is time to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment.

Section 4.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President

rich@gmu

think that is bad news for that Marine. was it from a Mexican source or US source? iirc the penalty for trafficking weapons into Mexico is 30 years.

lyle

How about this nugget from NRO on the passing of Maya Angelou:

Did you inherit your mother’s fondness for guns?

I like to have guns around. I don’t like to carry them.

Have you ever fired your weapon?

I was in my house in North Carolina. It was fall. I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, “Stand four feet back because I’m going to shoot now!” Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, “Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house.” I said, “Well, I don’t know how that happened.”

rich@gmu

MarkO-

...introducing Acting President Biden!!!

has anyone chimed in with DOOM!!! recently.

DOOOOOOM!!! with some extra O's.

lyle

the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President

Oh, Good Lord, no!

Jane

This has been a very bad day for Obama.

May there be many more.

hit and run

which is why, next year, I intend to make sure America is out front in putting together a global framework to preserve our planet.

I am absolutely certain that generations from now we will be able to look back and tell our children that June 3rd, 2008 was the moment the planet began to heal. But this will be the moment - May 28, 2014 - that effort began to have a global framework.

Jack is Back!

What you have to ask yourself is how many of those newly minted officers of our military buy into the carp being spewed. Really Do not discount that because they are there at WP, they are not as vulverable as the typical universery student. It ain't what you think. That is the clear and presnet Danger. Officers deployed with the Alinsly/Obama/Marxist message emblazoned on their minds.

Beleive it.1

lyle
The military that you have joined is, and always will be, the backbone of that leadership. But U.S. military action cannot be the only — or even primary — component of our leadership in every instance,” he said. “Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.”

He could battle "climate change" by desisting in torching even more straw men. And who, exactly, writes this shit? "Cringe-worthy" doesn't even come close to describing this hackneyed writing.

narciso

remember he wanted a civilian security force, as well funded and large as the military, this is the first step, or the third toward that goal,

MarkO

The Tijuana Marine was an old Kingston Trio hit, right?

MarkO

Now you know why Obama picked Biden.

rich@gmu

still looking for the beef in Obama's speech. more of the same, and not even a different label.

How was our national interest served by intervening with the tools he had in the Syrian conflict?

We were sandbagged by a fake credentialed agent for the opposition. We drew a redline and then, in the media spotlight, tried to erase it. The opposition is just as undemocratic and un-American as Assad. Putin bested the administration on the redline talk and has been able to shelter Assad's chemical weapons program. Obama now wants to go back for a second helping as Assad-with Iranian and Russian assistance-is mopping up the remains of the opposition.

yikes, yikes, yikes.

hit and run

Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.

Some problems require a sickle.

MarkO

Skin-crawlingly puerile prose.

henry

Now we hear from WI Club for Growth on the John Doe settlement rumors. Summary: they are not pleased.

narciso

I've learned to tune out McCain, like a loud Thallosian buzz;

Well you see the Wesley Clarks, the Shinseki's of the world, always willing to provide a fig leaf

MarkO

The scythe replaced the sickle for bigger jobs.

What's good for the Grim Reaper is good for America.

rich@gmu

henry-

could it have been from the john doe prosecutors themselves? odd people that have been targeted would look to fold if it looks like they have a decent shot at winning in the federal courts.

jimmyk

And who, exactly, writes this shit? "Cringe-worthy" doesn't even come close to describing this hackneyed writing.

That "dude" guy used to be his foreign policy spokesman, no? That gives us some idea of the types of people he has.

**Bill in AZ**

Biden would be better than Obama. Obama is a Communist. Biden is just a stupid shit.

jimmyk

I'd rather have Biden than Obama. He couldn't be worse. I don't think Biden hates this country and all that it stands for the way Obama does. And fewer people would take Biden seriously because he's such an obvious buffoon.

lyle

The Tijuana Marine was an old Kingston Trio hit, right?

Nah. The Limelighters

Anyhoo, Jonah Goldberg remembers a Simpson's episode. A book fair has a panel consisting of Tom Clancy, Maya Angelou, and Amy Tan and moderated by Kent Brockman:

Kent: Alright, does anyone have a question for our panel that’s not about how much money they make? [Audience's hands go down]

Lenny: [at microphone] Uh yeah, I’m a techno-thriller junkie, and I’d like to know, is the B-2 bomber more detectible when it rains?

Kent: Oh, what do you think, Tom Clancy?

Clancy: Well, the B-2–

Lenny: No, no, no, I was asking Maya Angelou!

Angelou: The ebony fighter awakens, dabbled with the dewy beads of morn. It is a mach-5 child, forever bound to suckle from the shriveled breast of congress.

Lenny: Oh, Maya, you’re a national treasure!

rich@gmu

BillinAZ-

was your report a drill? haven't seen any other reporting on it?


jimmyk-

Biden, our Paste-eater In Chief.

henry

rich, it sounds like the campaign guys more than the DA's from what I'm hearing. Biskupic (campaign lawyer) and Schmidt (special prosecutor hired by DA's) used to work together in Milwaukee, plus campaign guys trying to get national gigs (EJ Johnson) need to swat Tea Party guys (Club for Growth, Americans for Prosperity, etc.) who were the actual victims of the zero dark thirty SWAT raids. The people who are winning the lawsuits aren't about to give up, establishment campaign guys have a different agenda.

James D.

Now we hear from WI Club for Growth on the John Doe settlement rumors. Summary: they are not pleased.

I want to give Walker the benefit of the doubt here. And obviously there are lots of people who might have an interest in stirring up talk of a settlement, for their own personal interests.

But this seems to be to be a case where Walker needs to make it clear that Carthaga Delenda Est.

This is not a policy disagreement with reasonable people. This is war, started by the other side, and the only way it should end is with their total defeat. Walker needs to raze their homes and salt the earth, and he needs to make it abundantly clear why he's doing so.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

“Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.”

Just because we have a lot of phony climate pontificators does not mean that every rainstorm or dry spell is a global climate crisis.

Just because we have a lot of race hustlers does not mean that every problem is about race.

Just because we have lots of Congressmen does not mean that every problem needs massive laws & regulations to be solved.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

That 'stuff' quote was believable cause I think he DID use that phrase not too long ago.

Thanks, Rich. It's hard to tell what is parody.

narciso

there's no more talking about the Cracker Barrel theorem is there;

http://news.yahoo.com/libya-pms-home-attacked-no-casualties-aide-says-094845207.html;_ylt=A0LEVielPoZTsRcA3ORkmolQ;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw--

now we're getting somewhere though, despite the non rush to war

lyle

That is the clear and presnet Danger. Officers deployed with the Alinsly/Obama/Marxist message emblazoned on their minds.

Beleive it.1

I do. Had a long chat Monday with my older brother, a Viet Nam vet. He just retired from Air Force reserve (even though he was Army in Nam) but still keeps his same job under state employment. He regaled me with stories of the young officers--a 30yo captain in particular--spouting off leftist tropes.

Alarming.


**Bill in AZ**

"was your report a drill? haven't seen any other reporting on it?"

Haven't heard anything more. Asked a reporter friend to poke around see if she could find anything.

Of course if if there were any, err... terrorists... involved it will be squashed since they are on the run. However, if there was any possibility of associating it with the Tea Party it would be 24/7 newscycle for the next several months.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Here it is....from Nov. 2013 -

"Mr. Obama referred briefly to the need for the dredging as part of an overall plea for more investment in infrastructure like ports and bridges.

“Nationally, were falling behind,” he said. “We’re relying on old stuff. I don’t think we should have this old stuff; we should have some new stuff that is going to help us grow and keep pace with global competition.”

http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2013/11/great-moments-in-oratory.html

Miss Marple

If you follow some of the White House people on Twitter, you see that they are ALL like the "dude" guy.

Young, arrogant, trash-talking, highly partisan lefties. Mostly guys except for Valerie Jarrett.

Miss Marple

jimmyk, That "dude" guy was the spokesman for the president's National Security Council.

National Security, dude!

James D.

National Security, dude!

"Dude, where's my Red Line?"

jimmyk on iPhone

Yes, Tommy Vietor. Couldn't think of his name at the moment.

matt

That's so 2 years ago, dude. And the VA crisis? Well, I learned about it in the papers just like I learned about the IRS scandal and the DoJ witch hunts and all that other bad stuff. You can't blame me.

But I will be relentless in cutting back our military in order to facilitate greater inclusion and political orthodoxy. Those who disagree will find me ferocious in defending my prerogatives. Ask Mattis or for that matter Petraeus. Those who aren't with me are agin me.

Excuse me. I have executive orders to sign.

Danube on iPad

Fox News reported that the Marine has admitted to the facts I described. He has fired his lawyer, and says the lawyer told him to lie. He faces up to twenty years.

Jane

Every time I hear Obama say a word, (and I avoid it like the plague), he sounds just like those dudes to me. A bunch of frat boys taking orders from ValJar who don't understand or care about this country. They just care about getting their way, whatever she happens to tell them, their way is.

lyle

You'll never guess who wrote this:

There clearly is a special role for the press in America's democracy; the Founders explicitly intended the press to be a crucial check on the power of the federal government, and the United States courts have consistently backed up that role.
Beasts of England

@JiB: I concur: he's a clear and present danger.

Danube on iPad

Don't lose hope:

"CNN’s international correspondent Jim Clancy called the West Point response to President Obama’s meandering foreign policy address 'pretty icy' Wednesday.Clancy said it was 'not really a great speech to give at the U.S. Military Academy,' and the address has drawn bipartisan criticism.“It was a philosophical speech,' he said. 'It was not a Commander-in-Chief speaking to his troops. And you heard the reception. I mean, it was pretty icy.'"

Danube on iPad

WaPo:

"PRESIDENT OBAMA has retrenched U.S. global engagement in a way that has shaken the confidence of many U.S. allies and encouraged some adversaries. That conclusion can be heard not just from Republican hawks but also from senior officials from Singapore to France and, more quietly, from some leading congressional Democrats. As he has so often in his political career, Mr. Obama has elected to respond to the critical consensus not by adjusting policy but rather by delivering a big speech."

jimmyk

"It was a philosophical speech."

Translation: It had zero content, but was spoken in a ponderous pseudo-intellectual tone that goes over well with the NPR crowd.

hit and run

I'm bringing this over from the last thread . . . from Alice:

If I ran my own business I'd probably be dead (from stress) or in jail (from anger/stress). Had a hard enough time reminding myself to not try to do everyone else's job when I worked for others without putting myself in position to HAVE all the jobs.

Well, well, well...

Orginal here.

jimmyk

Lyle @4:39
I wouldn't have guessed, but saw Taranto today. It's great fun watching the sane left (Kinsley) and the far left (Margaret Sullivan, et al) engage in a catfight.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/best-of-the-web-today-watch-it-kinsley-1401307161

jimmyk

Taranto also notes Pete DuPont's final column with the WSJ. Not sure if it's available through the paywall.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303903304579586362623337756

I was a big fan of DuPont when he ran for president in '88. He would have been a worthy successor to Reagan, unlike GWHB, sorry to say.

Dave (in MA)
"CNN’s international correspondent Jim Clancy called the West Point response to President Obama’s meandering foreign policy address 'pretty icy' Wednesday.

Meanwhile, over at MSNBC:

"West Point Graduates Celebrate After Obama's Commencement Speech"

lyle

Reading that quote in the Taranto piece, jimmyk, I wished there were an emoticon for snorting in derision. If "the Founders explicitly intended the press to be a crucial check on the power of the federal government," those days are LONG gone. Having it proclaimed by Sullivan borders on criminal.

lyle

Mmm MMM. Man, that's some tasty agitprop, MSNBC. The Commissariat beams in admiration.

AliceH

Heh - Thanks, hit [@04:49]. I share the name )purely coincidental) and shared her sentiments more often than not.

My old boss/friend sent me this Calvin and Hobbes - I think in lieu of a meeting or Performance Appraisal or something:

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/07/28/

He was not a control freak...

hit and run

"West Point Graduates Celebrate After Obama's Commencement Speech"

Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we're free at last . . . now that that damn speech is over.

lyle

Or maybe it just needs some light editing:

"West Point Graduates Celebrate After Obama's Boring, Fatuous, Anti-American Commencement Speech Finally Ends"

GMax

Kinsley is sane? WHOA. What do you have to do to be insane then, shoot and kill a bunch of folks? Kinsley and Alan Colmes are both of the same cloth and Colmes is as kooky as they come...

narciso

in the land of the blind, gmax, the one eyed man is king.

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