An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for December 2009
As if the Obama Administration and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano didn’t have enough tough issues to handle with the total failure of the post-9/11 system to keep a terrorist with a bomb off our airplanes, the LA Times reports that the Obama Administration is more committed than ever to push for amnesty in 2010. That is madness.
Let’s take a step back and consider where things stand.
First, the economy remains on very fragile ground with millions of Americans out of work, the next pack of home foreclosures to hit, and deficits as far as the eye can see. Add on top of this the half a trillion dollars in new health care taxes, and trillions more in cap and trade energy taxes, and things could get much, much, worse.
Let’s not forget the battle still to be waged over moving all of the terrorists from Gitmo to Illinois, as well as the delivery of some terrorists to Yemen. With reports out that the Christmas Day terrorist had help from at least two terrorists formally held at Gitmo, the Obama Administration will face a growing fight from the Congress and the American people on the issue.
Finally, there are still two wars going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. The announced surge in Afghanistan will pose serious challenges for President Obama and his national security team. We pray his long-delayed action is wildly successful.
Of course, there are other pressing items not noted above, but I think you get the point. There are more than enough items in play that injecting one of the most divisive political issues into the arena is sheer madness.
Read the rest here.
Madness is a rather mild way of putting it. Pure, unadulterated, insanity, with a heavy dose of megalomania thrown in for good measure.
sigh… Not to mention the fact it’s a WHOLE lot easier for ol’ broads to get up! So, basically, this is for ME!
In response to a Nigerian Muslim trying to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, the government will now prohibit international travelers from going to the bathroom in the last hour before the plane lands.
Terrorists who plan to bomb planes during the first seven hours of the eight-hour flight, however, should face no difficulties, provided they wait until after the complimentary beverage service has been concluded.
How do they know Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab didn’t wait until the end of the flight to try to detonate explosives because he heard the stewardess announce that the food service was over and seats would have to be placed in their upright position? I can’t finish my snack? This plane is going down!
Yeah….that would be me….not an actual baby! Unless of course, I wore Depends, and then ya might call me a big baby, but since I don’t…. Oh, never mind!
The day after Christmas, I started coming down with the crud. It’s become an annual ritual with me. Christmas? Let the hacking and wheezing begin. We were going to head home this morning, but that didn’t happen. So, since I’ve not yet recovered, we are sticking around till Sunday. I’ve spent most of our time here, laying on the couch, sleeping or watching movies. Got to see some I had been wanting to see, and slept through a few that I’ll have to watch again, just to see if they are worth staying awake. Kind of like Transformers 2, but I think I like the first one better.
Brat’s b-day is Saturday, and she decided since it was not a good idea for me to be driving such a distance, we might as well stay for the ‘celebration’. Yeah, like I feel like partying hearty. Pfft! She just want presents she THINKS I’m gonna give her.
Holy cow! It just hit me. She’s just a few years from the LITERAL middle age! Heh! Now that’s funny!
So, in case you have been surprised by the serious lack of posting, that’s why!
Oh, and in case you weren’t aware, DayQuil tastes like crap! Not that I’d actually know what crap tastes like, but I imagine it’s quite close to this stuff, if you added Vick’s to it! BLECH!
Sen. John Kerry has filed a formal request to visit Iran, Iranian news agencies reported Tuesday — news made public in the middle of the government’s bloody crackdown on dissidents that has left more than a dozen dead.
While representatives for Kerry have so far not confirmed whether he intends to travel to Tehran, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry said the country’s parliament is already considering the Massachusetts Democrat’s official overture.
The trip would come at a challenging time for the administration, as President Obama on Monday expressed support for Iranian protestors and condemned the government’s “iron fist of brutality.”
The Islamonazis are waging war on their own people who, in my understanding, just want to be free, and this idiot wants to go have a chat with the very ones are murdering innocents? What is it with this people? Don’t they understand the reality of the real world at all? Are they so wrapped up in their ivory towers, they aren’t aware of what has actually been happening around the globe?
The White House appeared comfortable with the visit when it was floated last week, provided Kerry goes in his capacity as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“This is the kind of trip that is appropriate for the chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” a senior administration official told Fox News. “This is a Kerry initiative and not at the behest of the White House.”
The only kind of trip that is appropriate with these types of monsters is a few well placed bullets from a snipers rifle. I find it REAL hard to believe that Kerry came up with the idea all on his lonesome, unless of course, this is just another suck up for the Obama administration. Hmmm…. If all goes wrong, which likely it will, the White House will be able to claim they didn’t really approve.
Refusing to interrupt his Hawaiian golf vacation for almost three full days after the Flight 253 attack, President Barack Obama finally emerged on December 28th to assure the American people that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was “an isolated extremist” and that he had already “been charged with attempting to destroy an aircraft.” Continuing to treat the incident like a common law enforcement problem Obama referred to Abdulmutallab as the “suspect” five times and promised he would “not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable.”
Desperate to defect attention away from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s “the system worked” comments, the left in Congress is attempting to blame conservatives for the attempted Christmas Day Flight 253 bombing. Democrats charge that leading conservatives voted against $4 billion for “screening operations” including $1.1 billion in funding for explosives detection systems. Leaving aside the fact that bomb detection in U.S. airports would have done nothing to stop a bomber who boarded planes in Ghana and Amsterdam, the left’s attack shows just how off base their approach to national security is.
Wow. Just wow. Why do Democrats always remind me of my granddaughters at the age of 3? Oh. Yeah. Cuz THEY never accepted responsibility for anything either. No matter what, it’s always someone else’s fault. Doesn’t matter if it is, or isn’t, point the finger elsewhere. How about let’s put the blame for the lack of REAL security where it belongs…..on the POLITICALLY CORRECT crapola?
Americans will remember 2009 as much for the grassroots protests – at “Tea Party” rallies and town hall meetings crashed by conservatives to demonstrations by public-option-favoring anti-war progressives – as the Beltway grudge matches that characterized President Obama’s first year in office.
Crashed? CRASHED????? Is this moron serious???? If it wasn’t for conservatives “crashing” those town hall meetings, a large chunk of people, including elected officials, wouldn’t even have a clue what was going on in this country!
“Voters are angry; I think they’re beyond anger,” says Democratic strategist Darry Sragow. “They’re desperately unhappy and desperately pessimistic, and they have given up hope. This is beyond malaise.”
And just why do you think voters are angry? I don’t suppose it’s because those assjacks in D.C. are destroying what was left of this country, and fighting hard to turn it into a third world country? Naw….that couldn’t be it. We just ALL would love to live in poverty, taxed to death by those oh so ‘well meaning politicians’. BAH! Malaise? Oh yeah…we are all on the verge of a complete breakdown, and y’all won’t like the results. We are sick to death of being pushed over the edge!
“It’s been the most significant erosion of trust that I’ve seen in my lifetime – in the press, financial markets and religious institutions,” Democratic strategist and former White House spokesman Chris Lehane said.
Is this clown serious? Is this yahoo on the same planet?
“California is foreshadowing where the country is heading,” Lehane added. “People have concluded that these institutions are not serving them. And that’s perilous for democracy. It doesn’t work if people don’t trust in their government to make decisions.”
Oh peachy. So, the rest of the country is suppose to follow the People’s Republic of Kalifornia into the crapper? The problem with ‘these institutions’ is that they are invading every aspect of our lives, and destroying liberty. The rest of the country does NOT want to be Kalifornia! We all think you guys are nuts! With a few exceptions, of course, and you know who you are!
“There’s no question that historically, the first midterm of a new president, by any analysis, is a tough election for the party in power,” says Lehane. “The Democrats walked into a situation where the economy was headed to another Great Depression.”
Oh, I don’t think they have any clue just how tough it’s going to be this time around, contrary to Queen Nanny’s proclamation. And I have no doubt that if they had just stopped tinkering, we would have recovered with no problem, instead of all facing financial ruin. Well, except for the fat cat politicians in the new Politburo.
But Obama’s efforts to pass a stimulus package and advance major initiatives on jobs, health care reform and climate change policy – while confronting the huge costs of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq – were met with Republican resistance and often-effective grassroots opposition to higher taxes and spending and the growing deficit.
Isn’t it past time to stop blaming Bush for all the ills of the country. Seems to be it was Democrats who refused to allow anyone to reign in the gubmint entities like Fannie and Freddie. Hmmm… It also seems to be that crap sandwich they call a ‘stimulus package’ has only stimulated the government. And they are surely spiraling out of control!
Americans “get the disconnect, the feeling that we’re in uncharted territory and things aren’t going to be the same,” Sragow said. “(They’re saying) the government can’t do its basic business, so how can they address the problems?”
Pfft! This government is about as useless as teats on a boar! A bunch of juvenile delinquents with access to OUR checkbook, and it’s massively overdrawn!
As they finish 2009 and look to a new year, Americans will be “looking to elected officials to figure it out,” he said. “They want someone to say, ‘This is the America we want to have, and this is what we need to do to get there.’ “
Uh, no, actually WE don’t. You left coast libs might want someone telling you want to do, but out here in the REAL America, we have the capability of making decisions for ourselves. We, especially in the South, are rather independent minded. So, here’s a message from one of the “Angry Voters”…..
DO NOTHING AND GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR WAY!
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that airline security failed in allowing a Nigerian on a terror watch list and allegedly armed with explosives onto a Detroit-bound flight, a turnaround from her declaration a day day earlier that “the system worked.”
Gee. Y’think? What a veritable genius! Any 4 year old could come to the same conclusion, BEFORE this moron figured it out!
A tidbit from The Foundry’s Morning Bell:
Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), the explosive Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate aboard Northwest Airlines flight 253, is among the most powerful of explosives in the world and was widely used to blow up airplanes in the 1970s and 1980s. The only reason the passengers of Flight 253 are still alive today is because Mr. Abdulmutallab’s syringe detonator failed for still unknown reasons.
Yet despite the facts that PETN is easily detected and Mr. Abdulmutallab’s father warned the U.S. embassy in Nigeria about his son this November, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had the audacity to go on television yesterday and say “the system worked” and that the suspect was properly screened. The “system worked?” The 278 passengers on flight 253 could be dead today but for a faulty syringe and the Obama administration considers that a success? That is pure idiocy. Idiocy that is a direct threat to the security of this country and that goes to the heart of the Obama administration’s approach to the war on terror.
I, for one, am quite grateful the passengers survived the failed attempt to murder them! With all the evidence, that SHOULD have put this piece of garbage on the “no fly list”, someone, as usual, was asleep at the switch. Do they not take these animals seriously? It’s not blond haired, blue eyed Presbyterians blowing themselves, and others, to smithereens! I don’t care how unPC it is, it’s way past time to start profiling. If it pisses a few people off, who gives a flying flip!
Capitalism for Dum Dums – Digital Publius
Will all five fingers be up? – Camp4U
Obama’s Interpol Executive Order – The Underground Conservative
REPUBLICANS SHOULD NOT ACCEPT DEMONRATS JUMPING SHIP – Angry White Dude
Maybe You Should Just Stick To Being A Weatherman….. – silent E speaks
Headless Death Threat Sent to Leading Counter Jihad Website - Atlas Shrugs
Get Real! – Whiskey! Tango! Foxtrot!
Hey, You’re Giving Us a Bad Name! – No Runny Eggs
Harry Reid’s Gift to the American People for Christmas – Bear Creek Ledger
Tyranny is more efficient – Pundit & Pundette
Top Cuban official: Obama lied during Copenhagen – Texas Fred’s
Senate Approves ObamaCare™ & Links – The Minority Report
Breaking News… – Ick’s Corner
Obama Kicks Sand Into America’s Face – Support Your Local Gunfighter
Nigerian Muslim airline terror act barely foiled – Chicago Ray
A Dutch HERO – UPDATED - The Political Jungle
The View From Israel – Freedom’s Cost
CAIR’s One-way Attack on Free Speech – Loganswarning
Protecting the Carpet – Grandpa John’s
Officials have charged a Nigerian man with attempting to blow up a plane upon landing in Detroit.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, boarded a Northwest Flight in Amsterdam, Netherlands with a device attached to his body. As the flight was approaching Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Abdulmutallab set off the device, which resulted in a fire and what appears to have been an explosion.
Abdulmutallab was then subdued and restrained by the passengers and flight crew. The airplane landed shortly thereafter, and he was taken into custody by Customs and Border Patrol officers.
I don’t suppose it occurred to any of the passengers to beat the crap out of this POS and toss his sorry ass out on the tarmac, did it?
Abdulmutallab required medical treatment, and was transported to the University of Michigan Medical Center after the plane landed. He will make his initial court appearance later today. Interviews of all of the passengers and crew of Flight 253 revealed that prior to the incident, Abdulmutallab went to the bathroom for approximately twenty minutes, according to the affidavit. Upon returning to his seat, Abdulmutallab stated that his stomach was upset, and he pulled a blanket over himself.
Why did they bother to transport him anywhere? One shot to the head, and we’d all be a lot safer, not to mention we won’t have to foot his medical bills, OR pay for a lengthy trial. No muss, no fuss! If he wanted to see his 72 Virginians so bad, someone should have granted his wish!
The official said that the suspect has been on a list that includes people with known or suspected contact or ties to a terrorist or terrorist organization.
I wish someone would explain to me, since he was already on a watch list of sorts, just WHY he was allowed on a plane heading to the U.S.!