Very few of the really important things in life are urgent; that’s why it is so easy to procrastinate on them. In contemporary culture, very few important things have precedence over the immediate. So, for the record, I have very little interest in Justin Bieber’s infantile foolishness, the Richard Sherman-Michael Crabtree testosterone fueled feud or Sarah Silverman’s blasphemous, pathetic attempts at comedy. Furthermore, I have even less interest in all things Kardashian.
I’ve been away for a bit, 2 months or so, and not a damn thing has changed in Washington, D.C. with our illustrious Congressional leaders. Instead of looking at D.C. through the microcosm of the day-to-day BS, I thought I’d take some time off to see if I could discern ANY change. Regrettably, the answer appears to be a resounding NO!
Okay, forget D.C. for now. What else can be looked at in a positive sense?
Is Chris Christie combusting?
Has Wendy Davis’s 15 minutes of fame come and gone? Seems the headlines haven’t been particularly kind (for good reason, I might add).
Oh yeah, Boehner’s big bash and retreat in Maryland. What have we learned? The GOP leadership released its so-called principles on immigration reform, which Breitbart.com has been all over.
Seems Boehner is as dumb as ever.
Like I said, nothing much has changed.
This video has gone viral on YouTube and I’m hard-pressed not to show it. It truly is beautiful! Twins showing us their bond while in the womb, albeit now outside.
How better a way to honor our vets than to give them back their sense of worth. This video touched me. I hope it does you too!
Here is the monologue from today’s Roderic Deane Show:
I’m very troubled by what I see going on in our military these days. In a nutshell, it seems our military is being wiped out from within! I kid you not!
We all know that the Obama administration has decided that gay military personnel can serve openly. We also know that the Obama administration has taken a decidedly “anti-Christian” stance, barring certain observances of Christian religions in combat zones and military bases. The question is, Why?
Perhaps as a way to answer the question “Why”, we need to look at other things that have been going on in the military. I’m going to quote a section of any article appearing on WorldNetDaily a few weeks ago:
Military veterans probably remember the maxim that “Proper prior planning prevents p— poor performance.” Civilian applications were politically corrected down to “prior planning prevents poor performance.” There are other colloquialisms for caution such as “don’t let your mouth write a check that your body can’t cash” and don’t let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird butt.” My favorite has to be “don’t take on vast projects with half-vast ideas.” Apparently, the Obama administration never heard or has chosen to ignore these maxims.
Of course, when you start with a flawed premise, there is very little room for success. How could any sane person possibly believe you can add thirty million people to the medical rolls, suffer a status quo or decrease in medical practitioners, mandate a plethora of additional benefits in every policy, and expect your insurance bill to decrease by $2,500 per family per year? Yet, that’s what President Obama promised and Democrats and the media swallowed it, hook, line and sinker. It was shoved down the throats of the remainder, the majority of citizens, who have never approved of Obamacare, who were satisfied with their own insurance, and were pleased with their medical care.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister
Now that the government shutdown and world threatening crisis has temporarily ended, it’s time to take stock of what we have learned. First, if a president refuses to negotiate, refuses to make any concession, refuses to enact legislation that would protect the most vulnerable among us, it is principled. However, if the opposition offers compromise after compromise and concession after concession, they are obstructionists and the moral equivalent of al Qaeda and the Taliban.
When Republicans offer to fully fund the government in exchange for delaying the individual mandate of Obamacare for one year, they are at best anarchists and at worst racists. Ignore the fact that every poll shows the majority of Americans do not approve of Obamacare. Ignore the fact that Kathleen Sebelius and Health and Human Services spent three years and over $500 million to build a website that doesn’t work. Ignore the fact that seventy percent of Americans were happy with their health insurance. Ignore the fact that the president said we would have an average decrease in premium costs of $2,500 per year but we are facing continued increases in both premiums and deductibles with fewer options. Ignore the fact that the president said we could keep our doctors but that is not true for millions of Americans. Ignore the fact that the president unilaterally changes the law by carving out special treatment for his cronies and supporters. Ignore the fact that Congress does not have to live under the law they are imposing on others.
There have been seventeen previous shutdowns during tenures of five presidents. It wasn’t until the current eighteenth shutdown that we have a president so enamored with himself, his presumed intellectual superiority, and a complicit media bolstered popularity, that he refuses to negotiate in any way, shape or form. He even belies his professed constitutional law proficiencies by unilaterally changing “settled law” with executive orders then relying on a “settled law” argument to dispense with opposition proposals. Even more troubling is his unseemly display of presidential petulance and pettiness that is a national and international embarrassment.
In another stunning display of unnecessary divisiveness, our imperial leader has proclaimed that since there are now enough people offended by the name “Redskins”, team ownership should consider changing it.
This, from an article appearing today on the Associated Press website:
President Barack Obama says he would “think about changing” the Washington Redskins’ name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word that many consider offensive to Native Americans.
Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names such as the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while fans get attached to the names, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.
“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,” he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday.
Hat tip: The Drudge Report
Very cute picture of Ted Cruz’s daughters reacting to his reading of “Green Eggs & Ham” as their bedtime story.
Hat tip: The American Spectator – Kyle Peterson