Archive for March, 2016
Democrats excel at sound bites and setting the narrative for a situation. Mostly they excel because the MSM repeats their narrative over and over until people began to accept it as truth.
Sensitive to the criticism of Obama in front of a Che mural, doing The Wave at a baseball game surrounded by despots, and dancing the Tango while Europe blows u, his supporters have put out a poster of Reagan with some communist and Bush with some despot. Honestly, I don’t remember which despot but it really doesn’t matter because:
1] Che was never Head of State in Cuba. It’s one thing to go to Russia, where a pic near Lenin’s tomb is mandatory since he is seen as the Father of Modern Russia, and was the head of the nation. Refusing to have a pic in front of his tomb would have been as insulting as a Russian Premier refusing to stand in front of a statue of George Washington here. It’s not an insult to America if a visiting head doesn’t take a pic in front of the Jefferson Davis or Crazy Horse memorial. A GOP president might stand in front of a Stalin or Lenin statue but no one thinks he need stand in front of [KGB head] Beria’s homeplace. Che was the Enforcer, a murderous thug who lined thousands of Cubans against a wall and shot them – that was his modus operandus – because they opposed the Castro communist takeover of Cuba. Often that opposition was merely vocal or a printed pamphlet. Che liked to kill and he shot whoever he wanted for whatever reason. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/215531/che-chic-jay-nordlinger
2] If you look at a video of the Che photo shoot, there were several minutes involved in the setup and the crowd, including Obama, deliberately moves from one position to walk around the plaza to get in front of the mural. Obama, in fact, raises his arms and leads others in front of the mural. IOW, he had ample opportunity to position himself in the plaza w/o standing directly in front of Che. Everyone – the Cubans, the photographers, even Obama clearly understood the significance of the photo.
3] There was no need for Obama to pander to the Cubans, he had already handed them a huge propaganda victory by going there, a huge economic victory by allowing American companies to work with the communist regime, and didn’t ask the slightest concession in return, not even the extradition of American criminals who had hidden there for year.
4] Nobody ever thought Reagan or Bush was sympathetic to communist China or communist Russia or even a Caribbean dictator but there’s always been questions with Obama and the far left. In 2008 an official Obama campaign office was photographed with large Che posters on display during the presidential election but the MSM ignored it and Obama didn’t denounce it. The Obama family “best friends” Beyoncé and JayZ went to Cuba last year – an obvious prelude to the Obama visit – and they wore Che tee shirts while there. RadChic is often stupid, after all, Che despised the African race.
BTW, I thought it was a sound decision for Obama to go to Argentina and I didn’t think he needed to cancel the Argentinian trip – he shouldn’t have been in Cuba period – but for someone who’s supposedly so media-savvy, the photo optics were horrendous. Grinning like a jackass at a ball game seated beside a dictator and with FARC members in attendance in Cuba plus that tango in Argentina. Didn’t it occur to Obama or ValJar or someone to ask the Argentinians – an important nation to us and a chance to mend relations with a new president there – to simply tone things down a bit?
And who knew Obama was such a lousy dancer? He looked downright clumsy, despite the support of an expert tango partner.
This is a short vid showing Obama and the group moving to get in front of the Che mural, there’s a longer vid out there showing how long the move really was. Plenty of time for a US president to suggest just taking the pic there on the lot instead of moving in front of a mass murderer.
Belgium is no surprise if you’ve read some of my posts from previous years. Europe played the liberal, tolerant, multicultural game to the extreme. They’ve allowed far too many Muslims into their countries, molley-coddled them to an incredible degree, been too embarrassed to stand up for their own cultures, given them welfare galore, allowed them to have no-go-Muslim zones, gone into debt with anemic economic growth, furthered socialism, and reduced their military in order to afford that great quality of life ‘cradle to grave’ nanny state entitlement. Worst of all, they’ve tolerated increasingly violent anti-Semitism to the point that Jews are fleeing Europe in droves, a la the 1930’s, while gussying up to the worst Arab dictatorships. Ditto all this in Scandinavia.
Our president is a juvenile jerk. It’s important to him that he be whatever version of RadChic is current. His principles are those of a grad student in sociology, full of standard leftist ideology, plus the arrogance of someone who doesn’t realize his only “achievements” are affirmative action. He’s in Cuba and I guess David Brooks is happy because his pant creases are sharp.
Obama prances around like a banty rooster, thinking he’s accomplished something. As if no other president could have given the Castros everything they asked for, w/o demanding a single thing, including remuneration for American property seized or return of convicted felons hiding in Cuba or mercy for tortured and jailed dissidents. Other presidents had more pride in America than Obama, other presidents wouldn’t have listened to the anti-American rhetoric, other presidents wouldn’t have made America look this weak, other presidents wouldn’t have honored the butchery of a Che. Next? Castro will demand Gitmo be given to Cuba, so Obama will close Gitmo and oblige.
It’s a given that the American president Barack Obama loves to humiliate America. The question now is why Americans tolerate this, why we twice elected this man. Why do we allow him to abuse us in this very sick relationship?
What Obama should have said. http://babalublog.com/2016/03/21/the-speech-never-given-the-op-ed-never-published/
An Ivy League education plus a salary of $400K for being a lying fake Indian and all Elizabeth Warren can say about Donald Trump is that he’s Hitler, w/o actually using the word “Hitler.” What a disappointment, Liz. You don’t sound any smarter than a first-year community college student. http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/03/elizabeth-warren-unloads-on-loser-donald-trump//#more
Why conservatives, indies and Republicans don’t give a crap what the MSM and Democrats say about Trump: They’ve said the same thing about every conservative, indie, or Republican. Heck, Mitt Romney was about the nicest guy who ever ran for president but these same people called him sexist, racist, greedy, not able to understand ordinary Americans, a cheat and a Hitler. http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262157/every-republican-presidential-candidate-hitler-daniel-greenfield
Here is the most cogent read available on where America is, what the rise of Trump means, and what elites have done and are doing to our country through their media voices. It’s a short read and well worth the few minutes. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/03/20/donald-trump-political-establishment-elites-tea-party-bourgeois-working-class-column/82047484/
March 20, 2016
Prelude: Toccatta in D Minor [J S Bach]
Call to Worship, Prayer of Invocation
Opening Hymn: All Glory, Laud and Honor [Valet Will Ich Dir Geben]
Organ and Trombone
Proclamation of the Entrance Into Jerusalem: Luke 19:28-40
Anthem: Sing Hosanna in the Highest [Eugene Butler]
Epistle Lesson: Philippians 2:5-11
Sung Psalm of the Day 118: This is the Day the Lord Hath Made
Luke 22:39- 23:56
Affirmation of Faith: Apostles’ Creed
Sermon Hymn: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded [Passion Chorale]
The Solemn Reproaches of the Cross
Offertory: Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow [Howard Helvey]
The Doxology: Old Hundredth
Prayer of Thanksgiving, The Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn: Were You There? [Were You There]
Lent Tenebrae Rite
First World Problems. Soon we’re going to be dealing with survival. We assume that because we have so much liberty, so many privileges, so much prosperity and have had such a strong military that all these things were simply handed to us, that they will automatically be here forever. Nothing could be farther from the truth, as so many powerful nations have discovered. Usually, the end of the nation or that quality of life, when it comes, is rapid after a long, gradual decline.
As is typical, Europe is our warning but we keep ignoring the red alert. http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262093/how-immigration-reform-would-re-form-america-michael-cutler
Obama excels at mocking his opposition and at retaining the MSM adoration. At everything else, especially national security and foreign policy, he sucks to a degree I would never have thought possible in America. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/americas-air-supremacy-fading-fast-15458
This has been bubbling below the surface for a while, completely ignored by MSM. Same problem as 2008 housing bubble: Government [primarily Clinton through Carter’s CRA] forces lenders to give low cost or interest free auto loans to people who really can’t afford them and wouldn’t qualify for the credit to purchase a car. The gov’t charges illegal racism if lenders don’t oblige. The buyers, who are subprime credit risks, create a huge bundle of subprime loans on which many will default, leaving the lending banks/credit unions holding the bag. Since the gov’t partially guarantees these loans, the banks and taxpayers will ultimately bear the losses. Voila! An auto bubble bursts, with the MSM and the Obama gov’t blaming the banks/credit unions. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160314005687/en/Fitch-U.S.-Subprime-Auto-ABS-Delinquencies-Hit