An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
WAR IS COMING!
by J. D. Longstreet
An old admonition continues to tug at my consciousness. Its cautionary advice about something imminently dangerous approaching — just over the horizon — is more than a little compelling. You know — the admonishment that warns: “Eat, drink, and make merry, for tomorrow we die!” (You may recall several different versions found in the Bible.)
We are headed as straight to a third world war as a Martin flies to its gourd.
That fact, and I do believe it is a fact, is an unwelcome one. Nevertheless, tis true.
Look, dear reader, our President is a humiliation to, not just the US, but to the free world! He has proven to be a weakling, a pushover, a wimp, an international embarrassment. And he is going to start a world war.
The folks in Eastern Europe know it. The folks in Western Europe know it, the folks in Israel know it, heck, the entire Middle East knows it!
The Ukraine is gone — at least the eastern region and, most likely, the entire country. Just as the Crimea fell to Russian might, so will the Ukraine. It has already begun. Next up — the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Look. A complete blithering idiot can deduce that Czar Putin is recreating the old Soviet Union — right before our eyes — while our boy/man “fearless leader” sits in the Oval Office sucking his thumb.
I must tell you, it has been an extremely long time since I have been as humiliated by a president as I am today with Obama. Honestly, I didn’t think it could ever get as bad as it did with Jimmy Carter, but, gentle reader, Obama makes Carter look like a LION!
History teaches that every time a president cowers in the White House, we end up at war somewhere, with someone. Remember how the White House declared we would not get involved in what turned out to be World War One? Remember how the White House promised we would not become involved in World War Two? Uh-huh. Get the picture?
Read the rest here. It’s really something to consider.
I guess I’m lying too, eh? My new Obamadontcare type of plan, even though it’s through the same company I have been with for 10 years, really does cover my meds, and didn’t increase the deductible, or the out of pocket? Perhaps I should send Reid and Obama the bills?
I am of the opinion that Harry Reid has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for quite a while, and should himself, and the country a HUGE favor…..RETIRE!
All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue
Amy Payne – The Foundry
“There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue.” – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
“Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked.” – President Barack Obama
Last week was “victory lap” week for liberals on Obamacare. After years of telling the American people that we just don’t understand the health law enough to love it properly, the president and his allies are now crowing that all debate should be over.
I’d say that pretty much sums it up!
The Joke Is On Us
Amy Payne – The Foundry
It really writes itself: Obamacare as the ultimate April Fools’ Day punchline.
Which of these is your favorite? Share them with your friends.
Is this administration made up completely of freakin’ morons? I don’t know about you, but the picture below says everything I need to know about this administration.
We have become a laughing stock! I have NO doubt that my dad, all 8 of his brothers, my mom, her 3 brothers, and a number of other relatives who served this country proudly are spinning! That’s not ‘global warming’… that isn’t all that warm, or climate change, or whatever absurdness the PC crowd is throwing these days! That’s our forefathers losing their tempers!
This administration has ignored every threat to this nation, from the open borders to the muslims to the shirtless horse back rider, and turned its back on our allies. I really wish someone could explain the logic of these actions, because I’m totally at a loss. There is NO logic! No common sense! No leadership! We are passengers on the Titanic, and the ‘captain’ is giving everyone a teaspoon.
The EU is going to see some mighty cold winters because one man believes himself to be Tzar. The Europeans don’t have the strength to stand up against the bear, and the one country that has always had their back, even when they didn’t ask, has become a hatchling rather than the strong, majestic eagle.
Does anyone really believe that putting sanctions on Putin is going to keep the Ukrainians warm at night? Do they think that Europe will be able to do business as usual without the energy to run it? While Putin is amassing thousands of troops on the strip of land between Crimea and the rest of Ukraine, Obama is prancing around in his mom-jeans, begging that big ol’ bad Russian not to start a war.
I really hate to burst the administration’s bubble, but no one gives a happy crap that the U.S. ‘stands’ with Ukraine. How about some REAL leadership and stand BESIDE them?
Obama has managed to lose every ‘war’ he became involved in since taking office. Enemy flags now fly over hard won areas of Iraq, bought and paid for with the blood of our youth, handed back by the pussy in the White House. His arrogance has turned allies into enemies. His administration has turned a strong fighting force, respected and yes, feared, into drag shows. The humiliation is painful.
This is not the America in which I was born and raised. This is not a nation united behind strong leadership. This is the ‘house divided’, and we will not stand. But then, that was the plan all along, wasn’t it.
Oh yeah… it’s St Patrick’s Day as well, isn’t it. Kind of puts a damper on those revelers that have to get up and go to work tomorrow, doesn’t it. Ever wonder just how many people know who St Patrick was, as they down their green jello shots? Well, anyway….
Apparently, the current resident of the White House has shown his wet noodle foreign policy, once again. Sanctions? Freezing assets? Seriously? Most Russians have already pulled their assets out of the U.S. I can just see Putin quakin’ in his boots. He knows there is no bite behind Obama’s bark, as does most of the world. The only people who haven’t figured it out yet are his drooling acolytes in the Dem party.
I certainly don’t want to see the U.S. get into a shootin’ match with the Russians. I don’t think anyone does! However, didn’t we give our word to several Eastern Europe countries that we would stick by them? Of course, we also promised to put in missile defense systems, a promise that Obama promptly broke. If the Ukrainians in Crimea want to be part of Russia, is it our business? Honestly, I don’t think the majority of them do, but that hasn’t stopped Putin from pushing the Ukrainians from ‘voting’ in his favor.
What will we do? Well, nothing. We don’t have the strength, thanks to Obama’s decimating our military, and turning it into a fancy dance of political correctness. We also are pretty burnt out due to a couple of wars that PC has lost. I honestly don’t think that the country would stand behind a president who is more concerned with his golf game than with the state of the union, which is much less united under his non leadership. I don’t think he’s even noticed the growing threat of terror across the globe, coming not just from muslim extremists, but from power hungry dictators like Putin, or Maduro down in Venezuela, not to mention the lunatics over in Iran.
If anyone believes that Putin is going to stop in Crimea, they are sadly mistaken. When no one stood up against him as he took over Georgia, he got the idea that no one was ever going to stand up against him. Now, with China on his side, I guess he’s going to keep moving farther west, maybe even into the EU itself? Never underestimate a man with big dreams of ruling the world. Think Adolph Hitler.
Putin has shown his strength. Obama has proven his weakness. Who do you think is going to win this starting contest?
by Ann Coulter
John F. Kennedy was in the White House for less than three years and, if you think he screwed a lot of hookers, just look what he did to our foreign policy.
Six months after becoming president, JFK had his calamitous meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna — a meeting The New York Times described as “one of the more self-destructive American actions of the Cold War, and one that contributed to the most dangerous crisis of the nuclear age.” (The Times admitted that a half-century later. At the time, the Newspaper of Record lied about the meeting.)
For two days, Khrushchev batted Kennedy around, leaving the president’s own advisers white-faced and shaken. Kennedy’s Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Nitze called the meeting “just a disaster.”
Khrushchev was delighted to discover that the U.S. president was so “weak.” A Russian aide said the American president seemed “very inexperienced, even immature.”
Did Obama Invite Russia into Crimea?
Richard Nixon had an enemies list (actually, he had two), to what purpose, could be speculative. He was rather a paranoid guy, but in some ways, he had every right to be. There were calls for his head after the Watergate scandal broke, and eventually, after winning a second term, he had the decency to resign. Barack Obama has an enemies list, and scandals much worse than Watergate, but no one is the least bit interested. Why is that? Could there be such an extreme double standard, or is it because people just don’t care about the country anymore?
Let’s take a look at the two different presidents, and their scandals.
Watergate. Well, for anyone who doesn’t know, Watergate is a building complex in D.C. with a hotel, some apartments, and some business offices. In my personal opinion, it’s really an unattractive place, but it’s in Foggy Bottom, so I guess it’s a nice enough place to live or work? Or was? I have no idea. In 1972, it was also the home of DNC, which was the target of the break in.
Now, we all know that breaking into someone else’s property is against the law, and what those who did the break in was wrong. Whoever ordered it was in the wrong as well. There has been much speculation as to the purpose of the break in. One rumor was that Nixon wanted to know, or prove, that the Dems were taking money from the Chinese. Another, noted in a 1987 column in the NYT says that no one really knows, or is saying if they do, however, one of the sneak thieves, who had become a pastor, said that Nixon wanted to find any evidence of his relationship to Howard Hughes. No one died.
Nixon claimed to have no knowledge of the entire incident. That may, or may not, be true. However, it put a major blot on his presidency, and in August of 1974, he resigned, with the almost certain impeachment hanging over his head. He stated he did it for the ‘good of the country’. No one died.
The Watergate scandal brought shame to the office of the presidency, and Nixon has the decency to walk away, rather than put the nation through another one. Again, no one died
Now, let’s look at the current president’s scandals. It’s not just one. It’s many, yet they are called ‘phony’ by the White House, and his mouthpieces in the administration and the press. I’ll just name a few here.
1. Voter Intimidation – Two Black Panthers had been charged by the Bush Justice Department for voter intimidation at a Philadelphia polling place. There was video documentation, and it was obvious to anyone who saw it that there was OBVIOUS intimidation happening. Obama’s appointee, Eric Holder dropped the charges, in what can only be described as a blatant disregard for the law. No one has been accountable in the administration.
2. Fast and Furious – A gun running operation, headed by the BATF and Eric Holder, putting guns into the hands of known criminals for the purpose of tracking said weapons. The problem is, they lost track of hundreds and hundred have died, including Brian Terry, a border patrol agent. One of the murderers was recently convicted. The other involved are still free. No one in the administration has been held accountable.
3. “Green Energy” – The Obama administration gave $535 million Solyndra, on the verge of bankruptcy, that had already been turned down by the Bush administration. He urged the company to delay the announcement layoffs until after the 2010 midterm elections. In September of 2011, the company filed for bankruptcy, leaving a number of people unemployed. Fisker, an electric battery car company, was granted $249 million from the failed ‘stimulus’ money, and another $130 million in grant money to build a plant in Michigan. Fisker was a massive failure. The vehicles caught on fire sitting in garages. Luckily, no one died. There are other failed tales of Mr Obama’s waste of tax payer money.
4. IRS – The Obama administration is using a taxpayer funded entity for his own person ‘enemies list’. The targeting of conservative groups and individuals for criticizing his policies has become the norm. Lives have been completely disrupted, businesses have been targeted, and luckily, no one has died…..yet.
5. NSA – What was once an alphabet meant to keep the American people safe from terrorists, monitoring their calls and actions, using KGB like tactics, monitoring ALL American’s phone calls, and emails.
6. Benghazi – On 11 September 2011, terrorists attack the American compound in Benghazi, Libya. Many fought valiantly to protect the life of the ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. With no help coming, with orders to ‘stand down’, likely coming directly from the White House, the battle raged for hours. The administration knew it was a terrorist attack from the very beginning, yet used an obscure video as an excuse. Many people were injured, 4 were killed.
And the list goes on, and on, and on. I could be here all day! Have you noticed that non-citizens have more access to due process than citizens?
Considering the extreme differences in the scandals, wouldn’t Obama take a cue from Nixon, and ‘for the good of the country’, resign? Yet, he has no intention of doing anything for the good of anyone….but himself. The nation is suffering under Barack Obama’s heavy hand, and the Congress does nothing. To criticize his policies labels you a racist, yet race is irrelevant. The color of one’s skin does not excuse the actions of a person lacking integrity.
No one died in Nixon’s Wagergate scandal. Many have died in the numerous Obama scandals.
No… you cannot keep your insurance, no matter how much you like it. You also can’t keep your doctor, or your full-time job. Twenty-nine hours a week or less of gainful employment will have to suffice going forward.
And that’s a good thing. Just ask any Democrat — it’s freedom from job-lock. Americans, thanks to Barack Obama, now have the right to be unemployed. I love the smell of progressives in the morning… they smell like… bull@#$&.
Besides, stop your whining, are there not food stamps, acquirable in an instant? How much does he have to do for you people?
Are there not numerous other forms of government largesse, available to you, the downtrodden 99%, beset by such inequality as has never been seen in the annals of recorded history? Why do you need to work? Untying self-esteem from productivity is one of the many gifts of Obamanomics.
What you can keep, however, is your president — for another three tortuous years.
Now, doesn’t that make you happy?
Well, he finally said it….out loud….to the press! Of course, he’s going to say it was taken out of context, he meant that he could wander around the grounds of Monticello with the French president, and nothing more.
What exactly did Obama say? “We’re breaking protocol here. That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”
The press is already doing their lapdog thing, saying it was a joke. Well, it’s not a joke, and he has done pretty much whatever he wants, with no consequences. Does he really believe he can do whatever he wants? His actions sure do back up those words. If you call him on it, you’re called racist. I sure wish someone would explain to me how it is racist to point out errors in policy, law breaking, and unconstitutional actions, cuz I’m really confused on that one!
According to Geraldo Rivera, Bill O’Reilly was rude to him during the Super Bowl Sunday interview. He (Obama) was ‘stripped of his majesty’. Majesty? And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why he ‘can do whatever he wants’. The media, of which Rivera is a symptom, never calls him on anything! Granted, Geraldo does work at the much hated Fox News Channel, which is the ONLY channel to actually give some balance to the issues of the day.
Rivera is just one example of the left’s idolization of Obama in the media. No matter what he does, that’s just fine with them. Send guns to Mexican drug cartels? No problem…Bush did it. Violate the 1st Amendment rights of patriot organizations? That’s ok, cuz they’re racist. Allow the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi? Ignore it, that’s just a made up scandal. Break his own ‘law of the land‘? He’s just trying to help small business owners. Spit in the eye of the citizens? Well, they deserve it because they are racist. And the list goes on and on.
Is it any wonder there are so many low/no information voters? They have no idea what is really going on in this country. There are few in the media out there doing their job! News is suppose to inform, be a buffer between the government and the people, give the information needed to make informed decisions. Instead, what we have now is a media that is no more than the mouth piece of the Democrat political machine.
Here’s a clue for those who use the word racist to describe anyone who is against Obama’s policies. You are making asses of yourselves. You are showing YOUR racism, bigotry, self loathing, and bias. Because Obama is the first, as far as we know, BI-RACIAL president does not mean he’s very good at the job. As a matter of fact, both halves seriously suck!
Yes, King Obama can ‘do whatever he wants’, and there are few to speak out. Those who do are demonized.
An aside: Guess what! I’m bi-racial too! A LOT of people are in this country. Few of us would be very good at being president. Well, I might, but….
Apologies. I’ve been a bit behind on a LOT of things.
I must have missed something somewhere along the line. When did ‘health benefits’ become the number one reason for a person to work? I always believed the reason people worked was to provide for their families. Putting a roof over their heads and food on the table use to be the reason people got a job. I guess that’s no longer true. Quite sad.
Apparently, that’s the first question people will ask when applying for a job these days. “What are you going to give me if I work for you?” If that’s the first question that comes out of your mouth, then you don’t deserve the job! How about the fact that someone is willing to give you a chance, to provide a big benefit called a paycheck!
Yes, people do need some sort of insurance, but what that has become has pushed the costs of care through the roof. Don’t blame the doctors, blame the insurance companies!
But now that Obamadontcare is in effect, you may not have to worry about whether or not you even get a paycheck!
For those who need visuals, this chart I found at Forbes from the CBO might help:
Congratulations! You’ve joined the freeloader force! I don’t use that word lightly, because likely, it’s not your fault that you are no longer employed. When you stop to think about it, who is going to pay your bills? Well, that would be those folks who are lucky enough to still have a job. It’s not the government, they don’t have a dime! It’s your fellow citizens who are giving you the hand out you need to feed your family. Unfortunately, instead of them handing you a gift from the heart, the government confiscates a large portion of their income, not to just help you, but to fund every other ridiculous idea they can come up with on a regular basis. The more that is stolen from those who work, the fewer people who will be working, and the cycle continues. And the resentment rises. We’ve become a nation divided, and we will fall!
Wait! Isn’t that what Mr Obama said, that he was going to ‘fundamentally transform’ America? Well, he has succeeded. We are no longer the land of the free, but are we brave? Do we have the courage to stop this downward spiral? Is there anyone in D.C. who will stand up for us, and say ENOUGH? Perhaps a few, but they are shouted down by the big government nannies on BOTH sides of the aisle.
So, here we are, standing at a crossroads. Do we sit back, allow this once great Republic become a second, or even third, world nation? Or do WE take our country back? If those we elect to represent us refuse to “support and defend” the U.S. Constitution, do we falter and bow at the alter of big government? In my mind, it’s not a difficult decision.