As the Rope Swung….

I might be pushing a metaphor beyond its intent, but after watching this video, I’m not so sure.

My thoughts go to an event when I was in college. There was a bridge in rural Indiana that was said to have been used to hang criminals. I took a “date” to this spot in the dark of night and pulled my car onto the middle of the bridge, stopped, and turned off the engine. I told her “If you listen real hard, it’s been said that you can hear the criminal swinging at the end of the noose.” That was the legend.

As incredible as it may sound, I happened to push in on the clutch and heard a squeak. Not one to miss an opportunity, I continued to push the clutch pedal in and out, recreating the sound of something swinging from the metal infrastructure of the bridge, in the silence of the night. Needless to say, my date was horrified to think that the legend was true! She implored me to leave immediately, not wanting to experience anything further. I obliged, retreating to the friendly confines of our home neighborhood. Reassurance and necking ensued, but that’s another story….
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Valerie Jarrett Ties to OPEC-Funded Islamic Plot?

Gary Jackson is on the story:

Let me start out by saying that I hate conspiracy theories. Usually the correct answer to a difficult problem or situation isn’t something elaborate, or sinister, it’s usually quite simple. But the fact is, once you know the players here, you’ll see it is pretty simple, if not just a little sinister.

Most of our readers will have heard all of these names before, quite often in fact. Most know at least part of these people’s history, and know of their ties to Obama.

We all know who Valerie Jarrett is, she’s Obama’s “brain” if you will and a Marxist. She was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1956, where her father [a physician of great renown] ran a children’s hospital. She has deep ties to murdering domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn.

Please read the whole thing. He provides substantive links to the entire story.

Why does this not surprise me?

Only 2 Years!

That’s it, 2 years! You might get more, but that’s never a given.

In 2 years, Obama gave us the Stimulus and Obamacare. Sure, he had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and a majority in the House, but the point is that he was able to pass major legislation, without bipartisan support. To the good of…..whom?

In 2 years, Sarah Palin gave the State of Alaska AGIA, ACES and much more. Just these two initiatives raised the standard of living in Alaska, benefiting ALL residents. Moreover, she did it with bipartisan support!

The record is clear. Folks, it is possible to change the direction of government to benefit ALL of us. It just takes the vision and commitment!

Is It Just Me?

Is it just me, or did I miss something along the line? Islamists storm our embassy in Cairo and then murder our envoy in Libya. I’m stunned and left wondering why!

Why did we not protect our sovereignty and fire on anyone and everyone trying to breech the walls of the Cairo embassy?

Why did we not have a platoon of Marines in Libya to protect our interests there? After all, Libya is hardly a stable country.

Why was our envoy to Libya tasked with trying to rescue the consulate in Benghazi, at great risk to his own life? Do we not have paramilitary personnel to do that?

This whole thing is absurd! Some independent film maker decides to produce a parody of the life of Mohammed and his relationship with Allah. Big deal! This kind of stuff happens all the time in this country. It’s what we call free speech.

No, I would not attend the movie if it ever made it to fruition. Yes, I watched about half the trailer and quit watching because it was so amateurish and, well, bad!

But because of this people riot in the Middle East and kill one of our diplomats?

I call bullshit!

This was another manufactured outrage over something that means nothing. Some film maker mocks Islam? Does this really qualify as something that anyone needs to even talk about?

Our talking about it elevated it to a level that it did not deserve. Apologizing for it elevated the United States to the realm of pussies and that fact was not lost on every Islamist in the Middle East.

Romney was right on this one. The administration’s response was outrageous!

Good Lord, November 6th can’t come soon enough!

Bin Laden’s Alive, General Motors is Dead

Breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro has a terrific piece up today. As a play on Joe Biden’s repeated slogan at every campaign stop, “Osama Bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive!” Shapiro makes the case that the exact opposite is true.

Yes, Bin Laden’s dead, thank God. And General Motors is still an operating concern. But in point of fact, the cause for which Osama Bin Laden stood is stronger than at any time in American history, thanks in large part to the Obama administration. And as for GM, it’s not so much alive as it is a member of the corporate living dead, feasting on taxpayer brains while slowly deteriorating, the first zombie company created by Obama’s cronyism.

On the eleventh anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s attack on America, it’s worthwhile to examine just what he hoped to accomplish. He spelled out his goals in three documents: a 1996 fatwa titled, “Declaration of War Against The Americans Occupying The Land of the Two Holy Places”; a 2002 “Letter to America”; and a 2004 video.

In these manifestos, he declared his willingness to die, of course. His goals included:

* “Terrorizing” Americans;
* Demoralizing US troops;
* Weakening and destruction of Israel;
* Unification of Muslims throughout the Middle East via “democratic” establishment of Shariah law in “governments of our countries which act as your agents”;
* Destroying the US economy, especially the banking system, with special attention to the creation of massive deficits – a “bleed until bankruptcy plan”;
* Destruction of American industrial capacity in the name of global warming;
* Destruction of the rich, “who hold sway in their political parties, and fund their election campaigns with their gifts”;
* Closing Guantanamo;
* “Pack your luggage and get out of our lands.”

Eleven years later, Bin Laden seems to have kept most of his campaign promises. Are Americans “terrorized”? It would be hard to argue otherwise when we’re still dragging little old ladies out of line at the airport to be genitally examined. Forget hope and change – we’re now a nation of grope and shame.

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But what about the second half of the Biden formulation? Even if Bin Laden’s alive, what about General Motors?

It’s dead, too. When GM faced bankruptcy, it faced it for one reason: the United Auto Workers had contracts that put GM on the ropes. Instead of allowing GM to go through the normal bankruptcy process, though, President Obama tossed $100 billion at the problem — $50 billion in straight grants through TARP, a waiver of $45.4 billion in taxes, $360 million in stimulus, and a huge tax credit for buyers of the God-please-don’t-spontaneously-combust Chevy Volt. Meanwhile, he also forced GM bondholders to take pennies on the dollar while awarding UAW a far higher share of their holdings.

I encourage you to read the whole thing.

Obama Responds to OPSEC Video

Earlier this week, I posted the new OPSEC video, Dishonorable Disclosures, on this blog. At the time I posted it, the number of views was 304 on YouTube. It’s now nearing 1 million views, so I guess the Obama campaign noticed.

They decided to trot out none other than John Kerry to refute the charges made in the video via email:

Friend –

It’s easy to look at the attacks, smears, and lies being told about President Obama and his record and say, “Come on, that’s ridiculous. No one could possibly believe that.”

Trust me: You and I learned the hard way eight years ago this August that in the new world we’re living in — one with 24-hour news cycles, the internet, blogs, the echo chamber, and now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money machine — even completely baseless attacks can stick if people don’t call them out quickly enough. No matter how self-evidently false the attacks are, or how disreputable the people telling them may be, there’s no attack that can’t take hold.
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