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Archive for 23 June 2010
From American and Proud. I couldn’t help m’self!
Shared by Sharon.
What a Sack of Sacrosanct
by Ann Coulter
In The New York Times’ profile on the family of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, her aunt was quoted as saying: “There was thinking, always thinking” at the family’s dinner table. “Nothing was sacrosanct.”
Really? Nothing was sacrosanct? Because in my experience, on a scale of 1-to-infinity, the range of acceptable opinion among New York liberals goes from 1-to-1.001.
How would the following remarks fare at a dinner table on the Upper West Side where “nothing was sacrosanct”:
Hey, maybe that Joe McCarthy was onto something. What would prayer in the schools really hurt? How do we know gays are born that way? Is it possible that union demands have gone too far? Does it make sense to have three recycling bins in these microscopic Manhattan apartments? Say, has anyone read Charles Murray’s latest book?
Waiting for the Clown in Chief to confirm that McCrystal has been replaced by Gen. Pretraeus. Karzai didn’t want McChrystal canned, but now “respects’ D’Bama’s decision.
Yep….there he is. Accepted the resignation. Regret. Right thing. Pretraeus in. Not about the article. Pfft! It’s always about D’Bama….no matter the subject. A third grade Christmas play becomes all about him.
Yeah yeah…..And NO military person should ever talk to the media.
And after being interrupted by the hospital calling to see how I’m doing….
I don’t know why he ‘talks tough’. We all know he’s NOT a leader. I’m thinking that instead of letting Gen. McCrystal go, he should have learned from the comments that were made, get nose out of the air, and the stick out of his butt….or cut those puppet strings. Hmmm… come to think of it, he’d fall even flatter if he didn’t have someone (Soros & Co?) pulling his strings. I’m finding his words about ‘national security’ to be extremely hollow.
Just a thought. how about giving the military what they need to actually beat the crap out the enemy, and get rid of some of those absurd ROE!
I mostly find Alex Jones a bit off the deep end of conspiracy theories, but occasionally, he gets it right.
Long but worth watching.
H/T: Spitfire via Smart Girls Politics
Yesterday, while driving back from the ER, I was listening to a discussion about whether or not McChrystal should step down, or get fired. Interesting comments from the callers, and some obviously were vicious, and down right ignorant, but one guy was talking about respect of your superiors. That got me to thinking. That’s all well and good, but most superiors actually EARN respect. Some have it, then lose it through actions. INMO, the current occupant has never earned the respect of the military.
When Watergate broke, the American people lost confidence in Nixon, and that was just a break in, about which he lied. It appears the majority of Americans lost confidence in Obama, including many who voted for him, lost confidence not long after he took the oath (which he has not upheld). Nixon had the common decency to resign.
Now, we’re just waiting to find out who comes out on top. While I believe anyone in a position of power doing an interview with Rolling Stone, especially perceived conservative or military personnel, has a screw lose, I happen to agree with the comments made. At least the ones I’ve heard about. That being said, the ‘inner circle’ should have kept their opinions to themselves, at least until after they left the service.
By the way, I don’t give a crap about ‘the hearts and minds’ of the enemy!
Obama’s Leadership Vacuum
More than two years ago, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton launched a campaign ad that took direct aim at Senator Barack Obama’s inexperience. It painted the picture of a telephone ringing in the White House at 3 a.m. and asked the question, when there is a crisis in the world and your children are safe and asleep, “Who do you want answering the phone?”
Now, two years later, there are several crises confronting America, that telephone is ringing, and President Obama isn’t quite sure what to do about it.
I thought painkillers were suppose to knock you out! And it’s not like I’m in any serious pain, just a very sore shoulder where Nurse Ratchet stabbed my bone with a 6 inch stilletto!
Actually, I can’t feel my finger at all right now. It’s like the lidocaine forgot to wear off. Oh, if I whack where the stitches are, I can feel it….sorta, but not to the extent I would have thought. Maybe the nerves are just asleep in self defense. The tip feels more like a dead hairless mouse. Don’t ask! And since I can’t feel it, I also can’t feel when the stupid bandage slides off.
Hmm….kind of looks like a weird finger puppet. Ok, yes, I am sorta of drugged. Hush. Believe me, it hurt a lot more than what it looks now….and yes, I am definitely a wuss!
This was an entirely new experience for me. I’ve had stitches before, but I was always unconscious, like during surgery. After she stabbed me with the lidocaine,t numbed up a bit, the sadist pulled the skin open. I have a bone in there! One I was particularly anxious to see. Kind of gross, looking inside your own finger.
One positive thing comes from not being able to sleep. I finished another book. “One Second After”. Not a bad book, but unfortunately, a fiction that could easily become reality. How unprepared are we for an EMP? Anyway, if you want a decent book to add to your summer reads, this one isn’t half bad.
Yep! This six fingered typing is serious work. Only too me 40 minutes to type out should have taken no more than four or five. Good thing I didn’t have anything important to say. Would have lost my train of thought a long time ago.