Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sit Down, Shut up, and Pay up.

Rather than attacking the Tea Party directly, Yesterday Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick took a swipe at anyone who might disagree with the current administration.

Patrick reaches back to decry Obama foes
“It seems like child’s play compared to what’s going on in Washington, where it is almost at the level of sedition, it feels like to me,’’ the governor told students and faculty at a candidate’s forum at Suffolk Law School’s Rappaport Center. “People who have just resolved: If the president says, ‘Up,’ we will say, ‘Down.’ If the president says, ‘Go that way,’ we will say, ‘Go the other way.’ ’’
Wow! Along the same lines as the derision of the Tea Party, rather than debate the accusations merely state that there is no thought, and absolutely zero room for opposition

" I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic and we should stand up and say we are americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!"
One Man's sedition is another man's free speech. The level of "hate Bush" rhetoric was like nothing else I have seen in my lifetime, and won't soon be forgotten. Although I was not a huge Bush fan and disagreed with him on many issues, I always thought the hate speech and hate imagery was over the top. And now, this thin skinned president is sending his friends out to set the stage for squelching the voice of opposition.

Obama uses drama to get his legislation through. You saw it in health care with the Wellpoint attacks. You saw it on financial reform in the Goldman Sachs attacks. Neither law addresses the issue's used as ammunition to get the bill passed, but that doesn't matter. Rhetoric is reality in the state-run-media era. And now, we set the stage for the next drama to unfold. The war on talk radio terrorism and the continued fear mongering of Tea Party activities.


  [si-dish-uhn]  Show IPA
incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
Archaicrebellious disorder.

Declaring speech as rebellious is lazy and stupid. It has happened in the past:

Sedition Act of 1798

The most important provision of the act codified the English common law of seditious libel and made it a crime punishable by fine or imprisonment to speak disparagingly of the national government or government officials in a manner intending to hold them up to public ridicule and erode their authority. Still, the act liberalized the English common law insofar as it allowed evidence of the truth of a charge against the government to be entered into the defense at a trial and insofar as it allowed the jury to be the judge not only of the fact of publication, but also of the allegedly seditious character of the published matter. Both of these reforms were also part of the roughly contemporaneous English Fox's Libel Act of 1792, widely viewed as a triumph for English liberals. 
The act resulted in several important trials for seditious libel in the late 1790s, most notably those of Matthew Lyon, Thomas Cooper, and James Thompson Callender. Lyon was a feisty Irish Vermont congressman who had made intemperate remarks about the unnecessary pomp displayed by President Adams. An unsympathetic Federalist judge, William Paterson, presided over his trial (United States v. Matthew Lyon, 1798), and although Paterson instructed the jury that they must find Lyon guilty of having made his seditiously libelous statements beyond a reasonable doubt, he was still convicted, fined one thousand dollars and costs, and sentenced to imprisonment for four months. 
Thomas Cooper was a transplanted British social critic who allied himself with Thomas Jefferson against John Adams in the presidential election of 1800. Cooper had published remarks critical of Adams, notably that he had borrowed money at too high a rate during peacetime, that he had maintained a standing army and navy, and that he had interfered with the independence of the judiciary in a matter involving extradition of a British murder suspect. Cooper's statements were probably matters of opinion rather than fact, and though they were arguably more false than true, the presiding justice, Samuel Chase, in his jury instructions, required Cooper to prove the truth of his assertions “beyond a marrow” before he could be acquitted (United States v. Thomas Cooper, 1800). This was in stark contrast to Paterson's standards in the Lyon trial, and probably flowed from some understandable confusion in Chase's mind over whether he should apply the standards from English private libel law (which he did), or liberalize the standards in keeping with emerging American ideas about the value of free speech (which he did not). Cooper was found guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of four hundred dollars and to be imprisoned for six months. Like the other seditious libel defendants he was later pardoned by Thomas Jefferson, but he refused his pardon, with what one historian later called “commendable perversity,” and insisted on serving out his sentence. 

Look for similar legislation coming soon to a medium near you.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The American Mussolini

I have many times seen the president purse his lips and put on a serious frown. The first time I saw it I immediately had visions of photos of Benito Mussolini. I swear, President Obama doe a great Mussolini impersonation, and he does it often. Most recently was at yesterdays graduation ceremony at the Military Academy at West Point. Like I said, I have seen this expression from the president many many times, and I usually just shake my head and chuckle to myself. A personal observation not worth sharing with anyone else. I despise the Saul Alinsky strategy, and regular tactic by the far left to denigrate their philosophical opponents with shallow epithets and derision of looks or speech. The type of thing typified by Bush hatred and anti Sarah Palin bile.

But, after yesterdays visual reminder of my shallow observation about the likeness and style between Mussolini and 'The One', I pondered about other similarities. This country has gone in a very Obama direction since I first observed the physical likenesses. Now I would like to observe their philosophical likenesses.

Italian corporativismo, also called corporativism
the theory and practice of organizing society into “corporations” subordinate to the state. According to corporatist theory, workers and employers would be organized into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and controlling to a large extent the persons and activities within their jurisdiction. However, as the “corporate state” was put into effect in fascist Italy between World Wars I and II, it reflected the will of the country’s dictator, Benito Mussolini, rather than the adjusted interests of economic groups.
You mean like taking control of the American auto industry? You mean like taking control of the medical insurance industry? You mean like taking control of Wall Street?

I think there are more than a few shallow comparisons between Obama and Mussolini. Strong and big government control. Political control of markets and economy. And maybe even a movement that reflects the will of the leader rather than the adjusted interests of economic groups?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ridiculous Puppet Show

In the grand fashion of Obama drama, the White House propped up the Mexican President Felipe Calderon in front of congress to deliver the administrations admonishments. Until two years ago, the Mexican's immigration were far more severe than that of the united states, and today, they are virtually the same. The only difference is that they enforce their detention and deportation law, and we do not. They guard their southern border with their military, and we do not. But that did not stop the president from chastising the US.

Fix Border Policy, Mexican Leader Tells U.S. Congress

"I'm convinced that a comprehensive immigration reform is also crucial to securing our common border," he said. "However, I strongly disagree with the recently adopted law in Arizona."
He said the law could lead to racial profiling by police who would have the authority to detain people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.

Since our laws are essentially the same, how do they avoid this? The answer is that they make everybody show their papers at check points scattered throughout a 25 mile buffer along their southern border. No profiling, everybody has to show their papers. Just like Nazi Germany.

Viva la Crimmigrants!

Calderon says he's worried about the flow of guns from the U.S. to Mexico — and he told lawmakers the violence started to increase in his country soon after an assault-rifle ban expired in the U.S. in 2004.
ummm..... How about we send our military to seal the border like they do? That would solve all sorts of problems for all sorts of people. No guns getting into Mexico, no illegal immigrant getting into the US, and no foreign governments changing the constitutional rights of American citizens. Win. Win. Win.

See, this stuff isn't do hard.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cutting off the nose to spite the face

In typical liberal fighting fashion, the city of Los Angeles has been kicking, biting, and pulling the hair of its neighbor Arizona. When Arizona responded with a solid sock in the jaw they began to cry and run for the school yard supervisor.

The city of Los Angeles who is boldly, indignantly, righteously, and dramatically threatening to punish the State of Arizona for it's law that requires the enforcement of Federal law is now facing threats of losing 25% of it's electricity if they carry out their planned boycott.

L.A. Mayor Dismisses Warning That Arizona Could Cut Off Power Over Boycott

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday defiantly rejected a warning by a top Arizona utilities official that the state could cut off power to Los Angeles should the city proceed with its boycott of all things Arizona. 

"If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation." 

"I am confident that Arizona's utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands," Pierce wrote. "If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona's economy." 
What is good for the goose is good for the gander. The latino mayor's logic of 'No No. You have to take our sanctions and you can do nothing about it' is the same logic that says 'No No. We will brake your laws and enter your country and there is nothing you can do about it'.  Well, we'll see about that.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Viva la Crimmigrants!

With stunning irony Mexican President Felipe Calderon stood aside of president obama and talked about the warm relations and the growing partnership between the two countries.

Obama, Calderon pledge solidarity as issues mount

In a showy display of solidarity, President Barack Obama welcomed Mexican President Felipe Calderon to the White House on Wednesday and pledged cooperation on immigration, a violent drug war and economic struggles on both sides of the border.
Looming over Calderon's state visit is Arizona's controversial immigration law, which makes it a crime under state law to be in the U.S. illegally. Facing pressure at home, Calderon took on the law directly Wednesday, saying it encourages discrimination. He called for the U.S. and Mexico to work together to solve the complex, politically sensitive immigration issue.

Discrimination. Poor things. The hypocrisy is legion. The Mexican government demands that the US allow a free flow of Mexicans across it's border while militantly (literally) defending it's southern border.

Lawless roads: Mexico's southern border
Mexico’s southern border stretches for 960km (600 miles), snaking through remote highlands and thick jungle. Patrolling it is hard. So the government has sought to erect a “vertical border,” with army and police checkpoints spaced at 25km intervals along roads, as well as the railway that many migrants use after they have crossed the border. This strategy has forced migrants into the hills, where many fall victim to criminal gangs.
And if you get caught sneaking into Mexico? It's a felony with a mandatory 4 year sentence. In case you didn't know a 4 year sentence in a Mexican prison is a life sentence, most likely.

It sounds as though Mexico has the solution! Put the Army on the border. Problem solved. Moving topic NAFTA. So Mr President why don't you want free trade with Mexico?

UPDATE:  The law was 2 years for first offense and 10 years for the second offense. That changed 2 years ago and now it is the same as our law. Detention and deportation. Except they actually do it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kiss My Hamas Part VIII

چک کردن آی میت

Out maneuvered again! Our neophyte, Pollyanna president who convinced the country that engagement was the proper strategy and that talking to our enemies would yield diplomatic victories took a year to figure out that he was wrong. I was never a huge Bush fan but I certainly was not a Bush hater, no matter who you are you have to admit 'Bush was right'.  Evidently Bush was right because for the last few months  the Obama administration has been pursuing sanctions at the U.N. Security council. Just like Bush was doing before Obama took office.

So, OK, Whatever. The jingoistic, unilateral Bush administration which was allegedly hated by the entire world was able to get 3 sets of sanctions throughout the security council, so clearly Mr. Engagement, allegedly loved by the whole world should be able to get at least one set of sanctions through, right?!?!?!?

Nope! While the naive Obama administration was begrudgingly trying to put together a deal on tougher sanctions, the Iranian government produced a perfectly timed, and very dramatic show stopper. The game is over. Obama has lot the diplomatic option, and the the Iranians will get their bomb unless a military option is used, and you know that's not going to happen with this administration.

Iran's Nuclear Coup
Full credit for this debacle goes to the Obama Administration and its hapless diplomatic strategy. Last October, nine months into its engagement with Tehran, the White House concocted a plan to transfer some of Iran's uranium stock abroad for enrichment. If the West couldn't stop Iran's program, the thinking was that maybe this scheme would delay it. The Iranians played coy, then refused to accept the offer.
So instead of the U.S. and Europe backing Iran into a corner this spring, Mr. Ahmadinejad has backed Mr. Obama into one.
At an estimated production rate of 78 kilograms per month the Iranians have already surpassed the amount they were unwilling to bargain away more than a year ago.
The CIA recently reported that Iran tripled its stockpile of uranium last year and moved "toward self-sufficiency in the production of nuclear missiles." 
So now, the very deal that was on the table does not deliver the impact that it might have at that time. Now the Iranians can send away the uranium to buy time and still have enough enriched uranium to process and build a bomb.

Thanks Mr. President. Jimmy Carter put 55 Americans in danger of harm from the Iranians. You however, have put all American's in danger of harm from the Iranians.

Check Mate.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pedophiles Love Obama!

You can't make this stuff up. And it is so revealing. It is the true heart of all democrats. They do want run your life, they do want to tell you to shut up and sit down, and they do want to bring fascism into vogue again. One man's progressive idea is another mans fascist attempt at central control. And why do they believe this? Because they are smarter than you, or so they think.

Woody Allen says President Obama should be granted dictatorial powers (seriously)

Woody Allen has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous.
The "Scoop" director said it would be a cool idea for President Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years.
So he could get things done without all the hassle of opposing views getting in the way.
In an interview published by Spanish language newspaper La Vanguardia (that we translated), Allen says “I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”

A fascists wet dream! It is hilarious to see the democrats pretend to forget what a filibuster is. Poor things. America does not like what they are doing and it's getting in the way. It belies the very idea that there was ever even an intent for bi-partisanship. "Sit down, shut up, and surrender your right to opposing ideas"

What hypocrites!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Fifth Amendment is Miranda

Some of the talk on TV and in the papers has brought the Miranda rights back into discourse. It seemed to start with the controversial reading of Miranda rights to the Christmas Day Underwear Bomber. In this case, someone who was not a citizen and could be easily classified as an enemy combatant was given rights that US citizens may presume. So the controversy is understood. However, some of the discourse has gone into areas of taking away someones citizenship, not reading Miranda rights so that intel may be extracted before a suspect can 'lawyer up'. All this is fine and well if you are not an American citizen. If you are not an American citizen you mat be classified as an enemy combatant, and so you cannot presume to have fifth amendment rights.

The message here is to remember this; if you are a US citizen you have fifth amendment rights. You do not have to wait for someone to read you the Miranda warning. You already have those rights.

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?

So if you are some white dude who clings to guns and god, and the men in black kevlar with helmets and guns swoop in to take your guns away, feel free to 'lawyer up'.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Revoking Citizenship?

Be careful here.

There has been talk, and news pieces regarding the possibility of revoking ones citizenship for involvement in terrorist activities. If you are a naturalized citizen, then sure. After all, your desire to become a citizen was a pretense to allow you to perform an act of war. However. if you were born in this country, and you are the child of parents who are legally residing in this country, then citizenship is a birthright that can never be taken away from you involuntarily.

I don't even know to what end this conversation is headed. The thought that Eric holder is going to take away citizenship and water board a terrorist in order to save lives is ridiculous. This administration has expressed a desire to treat truly qualified enemy combatants as citizens who should be tried in civil courts. Why the talk about removing citizenship? I mean what? They are suddenly going to actually deport someone?

This government welcomes and coddles illegal immigrants. It lavishes the rights of citizens onto enemy combatants. And so, we are supposed to believe that they actually place any value on citizenship? Hell, there is a segment of our population who is convinced that our president isn't a citizen!

Be very careful here. If this government grants itself the right to remove you as a citizen, it won't be in the name of protecting other citizens from foreign enemy combatants. It will be an overt attempt to silence the opposition. If you are one of those terrorists defined by homeland security chief Janet Nepolitano, you know, white male returning home from military duty, or if you own a gun, or if you disagree with obamacare, well then you will have earned your right to loose your citizenship, and need to leave the country.

Friday, May 14, 2010

More Populist Rhetoric

In what turns out to be another example of where regulators were unable to regulate, President Obama uses the angry populist rhetoric of moral outrage to change the subject away from what the real problem is.

Obama pledges permit review, end to cozy oil links

Obama decried what he called "a cozy relationship between the oil companies and the federal agency that permits them to drill." But the president, who's announced a limited expansion of offshore drilling that's now on hold, didn't back down from his support for domestic oil drilling, saying it "continues to be one part of an overall energy strategy."
"But it's absolutely essential that, going forward, we put in place every necessary safeguard and protection," he said.

What good is putting safeguards in place if the overpaid lazy government bureaucrats won't use them? That's what we have seen over and over again. The feds didn't use their regulatory powers to nab Bernie Maddoff? They did not use their regulatory abilities to identify AAA rated collateralized debt obligations that were really junk bonds and spurred the mortgage crisis a.k.a recession?  And are we supposed to believe that he can banish cozy relationships like he banished special interests? Probably. Motly because he never did banish special interests. The unions, environmental lobbies, and the tort lobby are not just in play, they rule the day.
"I did not appreciate what I considered to be a ridiculous spectacle during the congressional hearings into this matter. You had executives of BP and Transocean and Halliburton falling over each other to point the finger of blame at somebody else," the president said.
The finger should be pointed at the ever expanding government. The increase in regulations that increases the cost of doing business. And then they increase government staffing levels in order to oversee the ever expanding set of regulations, yet they still never are able to prevent the disasters they intended to prevent.

This is such an embarrassment that the president even threw in a "Haliburton' for good measure. That will get a 'hallelujah' from the faithful.

Nothing to see hear except for the scapegoat evil doers who are trying to fulfill the president promise of energy independence.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crimmigrents Gone Wild

It is stunning that far flung parts of the country take umbrage with the legal residents of Arizona for trying to protect themselves from violence that is spilling over the border from Mexico. City states such as San Francisco and Boston are contemplating boycotts, embargoes, and sanctions against Arizona for their new law that only enforces federal law already on the books.

Easy for them to say. It is easy to cast aspersions as to how other conduct themselves when you have absolutely no idea what they are going through. Blue state elites malign their desperate acts to keep Arizona families safe while not being able to comprehend the violence and the overflow effects of the drug war taking place just across the border. Not unlike Vietnam and Laos, or even Pakistan and Afghanistan, the effective use of hiding and bouncing back and forth over the border hands an advantage to the criminal and violent organizations seeking refuge from superior forces. This is what is going on in Arizona.

Ariz. sheriff says out of 64 pursuits, zero suspects U.S. citizens
Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona decried in a recent radio interview the “emotional” reaction to the immigration situation in his state and encouraged Americans to visit the area and see the challenges his department faces every day. “Just in one patrol region” last month alone, he said, “not one” of the sixty-four drivers who sped away from officers — some of them causing deadly chases — was a U.S. citizen.
"Too bad, shut up and deal with it or feel our wrath" is not a good strategy for the ivory tower set. Instead of a boycott how about sending down some buses and relocating said crimmigrents to your city. Easing the burden of your fellow Americans would be preferred to damning them to untenable conditions.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Palace Politics at the Tea Party

It pains me to report that on the same day that the Tea Party was celebrating a great victory, it suddenly appeared that since the Tea Party is now engaged in electoral politics, the rhetorical politics has quickly ensued.

Palin Stands By Fiorina Endorsement Amid Backlash From Supporters
But Eric Odom, chairman of Liberty First PAC, a Tea Party-fueled political action committee, called Palin's endorsement an "unforgivable sin," and her second strike after endorsing her 2008 running mate John McCain in his Senate race.
"This one is much worse, though," Odom wrote on his blog, arguing that Fiorina is not a "commonsense conservative."
"The first strike was painful, but tolerable," he said. "This second strike is downright confusing, dishonest, and leaves me feeling cheated."
The Tea Party does not need this type of fractious rhetoric. Especially when there is nothing to be gained but schadenfreude by state run media and the political class. On Mr. Odom's blog he attempts to clarify his position.

Two strikes for Sarah Palin…

For the record, we never once claimed that Scott Brown was a conservative. In fact, we said the opposite and made sure it was clear that we believed he was a moderate Republican. We were very honest about the fact that our support in the MA special election was almost solely based on political science and the actual possibility of defeating Martha Coakley for the seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy.
But Palin is not doing that in this particular case. She’s actually claiming that Carly Fiorina is a conservative and representative of the type of person the tea party movement should be electing.
I hope this helps clear things up a bit…
Ummm..... No! Getting rid of Barbara Boxer is just as important as preventing Ted Kennedy's seat from falling into the hands of a Martha Coakley. The political science remains the same. The Tea Party needs to retain it's focus on upending incumbents. Carly Fiorina is a conservative and representative of the type of person the tea party movement should be electing. She is! She is because she can unseat Barbara Boxer.
Disclaimer: I’ve contributed to, and have fully supported Chuck DeVore in the California race since he first kicked off his campaign.
Well done and rightfully so. However Mr. Odom, don't let your loyalty for your friend Chuck DeVore cloud your judgement on the larger task at hand. Don't take your eyes off the prize!

Get This Party Started!

Apparently those racists in the Tea Party don't like old wrinkly white guys either. It really could not be any more perfect than to have the first political target of the Tea Party, Bob Bennett (R-UT) to retire an incumbent be a republican. To me this sends the clear message that the Tea Party is non-partisan. They are anti-incumbent. If you have been in Washington too long, it is time for you to come home.

The can't win-in-the-press Tea Party will of course now come under fire. It does not matter what they do, the spin is always negative. Instead of being seen as a non-partisan achievement, state run media will declare that this represents an attempt to move the GOP drastically to the right! They are eating their young (or ancient). And if Bob Bennet had not been ousted then the spin would have been that the young party is only good for protesting and has no political muscle, or that they are really just in bed with the GOP.

No matter! The fight goes on! New Jersey, Massachusetts, and now Utah. If you have been in office too long, or if you believe in welfare state socialism we are coming for you.  The smartest thing Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) ever did was to read the tea leaves (pun intended) and decide not to run.

Tea party wins victory in Utah as incumbent GOP senator loses bid for nomination

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ocho de Mayo

Remember the good old days? Not the days where non existing violence is grounds for persecution and cowardly flinching, but the days where you could have a protest and you expected violence.

Hard Hat Riot
The Hard Hat Riot was a riot which occurred on May 81970, near the intersection of Wall Street and Broad Street and at New York City Hall. The riot occurred about noon when about 200 construction workers mobilized by the New York State AFL-CIO attacked about 1,000 high school and college students and others protesting the Kent State shootings, the American invasion of Cambodia and the Vietnam War. The riot lasted little more than two hours, and ended of its own accord. More than 70 people were injured, including four policemen. Six people were arrested.

It's also funny to think back to time when unions were anti-communist. But, somethings never change. Violence is still their calling card. All of the violence you have heard about at Tea Parties has been union violence or subversives.

Doctor will I be able to play the piano when this heals?

Doctor: "sure you will"

Patient: "Good because I never could before"

Obama says health care law already helps millions
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama promoted his top domestic priority, which passed Congress with no Republican votes and continues to stir strong emotions nationwide. He acknowledged that many provisions will not take effect for years. But he said others are doing some families good now.
Close your eyes, clear your mind of thoughts, and you will be able see unicorns and universal healthcare nirvana.
What he said:
"Ultimately, we'll have a system that provides more control for consumers, more accountability for insurance companies and more affordable choices for uninsured Americans," Obama said.
What he meant:
Ultimately, we'll have a system that provides more control of consumers, more accountability for insurance companies that still happen to exist, and more affordable choices for end of life counseling.
You can be sure that this weak attempt to win the hearts and minds of the skeptical middle will give way to future fake stories about real people being helped in real ways by Obamacare.

"Thanks to Obamacare I received a check for $250 so I could go out and buy some donut holes"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kiss My Hamas Part VII

So, yet again, the president of Iran brazenly and openly flaunts the flaccid attempts to deter his country from the pursuit of nuclear weapons. President Obama is not going to get his sanctions (he never wanted or planned for them), and the Iranians are going to get their bomb.

Get Ready for a Nuclear Iran

There is no possibility the Obama administration will use force, despite its confused and ever-changing formulation about the military option always being "on the table." That leaves Israel, which the administration is implicitly threatening not to resupply with airplanes and weapons lost in attacking Iran—thereby rendering Israel vulnerable to potential retaliation from Hezbollah and Hamas.
It is hard to conclude anything except that the Obama administration is resigned to Iran possessing nuclear weapons.

And Iran knows this. That is why they can taunt Obama without fear.

The NPT Illusion
(Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) was in Manhattan to unload on this month's U.N. review conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. And unload he did: on the Truman administration, on the Obama administration, on "the Zionist regime," on U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, on the NPT itself. For all this, Iran is still considered a member in good standing of the treaty, entitled to its seat at the International Atomic Energy Agency and its right to the nuclear reactors.
Does this make sense? In the upside-down universe of Turtle Bay—the same one in which Iran was just elected by acclamation to the U.N.'s Commission on the Status of Women—it does. What's stranger is that it also makes sense to President Obama, who has called the NPT the "cornerstone of the world's efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons." If that's the cornerstone, it's no wonder the edifice on top of it is collapsing.
Yet the administration continues to believe that sanctions and diplomacy will work. They lie to the world when they say a nuclear Iran is unacceptable and do absolutely nothing about it.

White House assures skeptics it can still stop Iranian nukes

A top adviser to President Obama said Monday that the White House believes it can push sanctions against Iran through the United Nations in the next few weeks, despite slow going in negotiations and little visible movement since the president himself made a similar forecast more than a month ago.
Nobody believes this lie, yet the state-run-media fiddles while Iran prepares to make Washington burn.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day

In the long held communist tradition of May day, the self proclaimed entitled poured out into the streets. They are knocking down your door, they want your stuff, get used to it. As another usurped pagan holiday, May day now represents the triumph and power of communist ideals. Oh sure, they don't have those big parades marching through red square any more, but it is still a time for the communists to come out and pound their chests.

And today was no different. Communists in politically correct clothing came out and made their demand that you 'sanction the victim'.

Ronald Reagan said that a country without borders is not a country. It is truly ironic and saddening to remember that he was the one who granted amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants. But I do remember them swearing up and down and promising that this was a one time deal. It would never happen again because we would strengthen our borders.

The political class fooled us once. Shame on them. But if they fool us again?.............