Guilty, Food, Crooks, Junk, Ambush, Nannified

What an interesting collection of words. Only on the internetz can you have such wondrous variety.

Rotten to the core Rep. Charlie Rangel is Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! What a big surprise.

The overbearing government nanny is messing with our food. If they can’t kill us with their health care reform, then they’ll just starve us to death.

Crooks to the left of me, crooks to the right. Mr. Travis, Esq., is quite quoteworthy:

“It’s not a bad defense given how woeful Auburn’s options are, but it’s a desperate one that is doomed to fail. Why? Because if accepted, the defense would open up a hole in the NCAA rulebook that you could drive a Brink’s truck full of cash through. If the NCAA accepts this defense to its bylaws, it would mean that any recruit’s family was free to shake down the schools that were recruiting him so long as the family claimed the recruit was unaware of it and the player didn’t end up attending the school.”

The overbearing government pervert wants in your pants before you can get on that plane to see your grandkids for the holidays.

Rising Republican star attacked by … wait for it … leftist hack with an agenda.

That pompous government nanny wants to disable your cell phone when you’re in your car, for safety’s sake of course. What if you are in an accident and need to call 911? Too bad. According to the nanny’s economically stifling playbook , you’re supposed to die, die, DIE – and preemptively get off the overreaching and useless government health care you will be forced to buy next year.

UPDATE: More from Mr. Clay Travis, Esq., vis Get The Picture. And Finebaum.

Back to the Salt Mines

Seems every time I go out of town, things go to hell in a hand-basket. Let’s see if we can get this old boat cranked back up…

Real news.

“Historically illiterate.”

The Rep. Hank Johnson Segregated Forum, and you know who is NOT invited. [UPDATE: More here]

“Everything that I know and love is at risk.”

Guatamala’s hole to China

“He may win the DADT battle, but he will lose the war.”

The Gore’s Blame Bush for their separation, but not before buying a huge carbon footprint beach house.

“Obama’s true agenda is so insidious that even his inability to handle a crisis serves his greater strategy.”

Obama Nominates a Mini-Me

What’s even better than a Chief Executive who’s never held a real job? How about a Supreme Court justice with no bench experience?

Honestly, folks, do you think I could make this stuff up?

Kagan may have had a sterling reputation as a law school dean, but as a jurist, she’s a mediocrity simply on the basis that she has no experience at all in that position. There is an argument to be made to appoint people outside of the realm of judges to the Supreme Court to get real-world perspective (the Constitution doesn’t require that an appointee be an attorney, let alone a judge), but very few people would look at Kagan’s career as anything but academic and insider politics. While Kagan may be the least objectionable of Obama’s potential appointees, the truth is that she’s a lot like Obama — an academic with no experience for the position she seeks, with a profound lack of intellectual work in her CV. Republicans who oppose Kagan should focus on those shortcomings.

Legal Insurrection (a real lawyer) says seating her will effectively kill the same sex marriage issue, at least legally.

And Stacy inquires about her right to life beliefs.

There will be more questions in the days to come…

UPDATE: Erick has some one stop shopping on Elena Kagan, who is another “blank slate” as fellow Potlucker fuzislippers notes in the comments. Yeah, like we really another one of those.

FAIL – Updated

After a busy day at work, I took advantage of my own background processing to chew on last night’s SOTU speech. I can only come up with one word – FAIL.

Obama had the perfect opportunity to reverse his fortunes last night. The captive audience of the chamber, plus millions of viewers, all waiting to see him miraculously dig himself out of the sinkhole that swallowed him when his unicorns and pixie dust evaporated over the last few months. Many wanted him to stumble, but many, many more, all his devoted followers, wanted to hear his soaring words and reassuring tones and know that all was well.

He blew it. His speech was worse than any stump speech we’d all heard a thousand times. He was arrogant. He was condescending. He dissed the Supreme Court. He dissed the Senate. He dissed conservatives. He dissed pretty much everyone but himself. The speech itself contained many falsehoods. He spent more time talking about jobs and healthcare and the economy than about national security. Sport, let me let you in on a little secret – without strong national security, our country is a target, weakened and possibly destroyed. What’s the point of petty jobs programs, restrictive and rationed healthcare and a teetering economy if there is no nation in which they might function?

Many folks much smarter than me are putting forth some great commentary. Here’s just a sample:

The Anchoress live-blogged the speech with some interesting points on cognitive dissonance.

Dr. Melissa notes Obama may have taken Carville’s advice – “attack, attack, attack.”

Erick on the jobs/taxes lie.

Fausta notes a special historical moment.

Jimmie is unimpressed.

Jill on Obama’s personal inflation and snippiness.

Interesting the things he couldn’t bring himself to say:
We won in Iraq
– Haiti only deserved a “shoutout”
– the two heroes sitting next to his wife (hint: they took down the Ft. Hood shooter)
He who shall not be named

Another interesting thing is that the day after, are people talking about his speech, or a quiet aside from the chamber (h/t Instapundit)? Don Surber:

The mouthing of words was one of the few newsworthy moments in a speech that dragged on for more than an hour as Obama grasped at any and all straws in a desperate attempt to salvage his presidency.

Judge Samuel Alito, you are da man.

One final thought, via Glenn Reynolds, on sitting there and taking it,

No, actually, you don’t, and Alito didn’t. And that will step on Obama’s press tonight and tomorrow, turning his demagoguery into a negative for him. That’s why Presidents usually act Presidential. Not so much because it’s dignified. But because it’s smart. That’s something that Obama, with his limited experience on the national stage, hasn’t figured out yet.

Not only did Obama stumble last night, he dug himself deeper.

In the meantime, enjoy your day after. FAIL.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey on the AP’s Top Ten Whoppers from the speech.

Gerard has the final word on that idiot Matthews.

Phineas of Public Secrets can’t help but notice that the President came off as diminished and petty. Wait, it gets worse. God help Obama – he needs help extracting his head from his hindparts.

Quote of the Day

Smitty at The Other McCain discusses the possibly of the Nobel Committee granting the prize as a blatant attempt to mettle in another nation’s affairs. Knowing of Obama’s weakness, addiction to image and inability to keep any commitment, they hope to trigger a Pavlovian response and get the decision THEY want in Afghanistan. You must read the whole thing…

Below the Obama cranium is the suit. In the back of the suit is a slit. Into the slit goes the hand of the real decision makers. That’s whose opinion is more important on Afghanistan.

Obama Afraid of Real Men

Captain Cupcake (not these cupcakes, which actually exist to serve a purpose) proves yet again he is unfit to hold the office.

Pamela of Atlas Shrugs, on noting that Obama has snubbed the Dalai Lama just to keep China happy, uttered the perfect sentence we can all use now to describe Obama’s latest 180.

“‘Mr Obama has changed his position on Tibet since his election campaign.”

NOW, play along. Mr Obama has changed his position on ___________ (insert latest issue here) since his election campaign.

The latest waffling comes on the war in Afghanistan. General Stanley McChrystal is being faulted for airing his opinion that Afghanistan can’t wait forever. In fact, the longer Obama vacillates, the deeper and more difficult the situation becomes. Right on cue, critics jump up and say McChrystal is either naive or unready for the hard-ball of DC politics. I think it’s the other way around. Ed Morrissey sees no problem in the general’s public opinion(s) –

McChrystal didn’t act insubordinately by speaking his mind. This is not even close to the situation which forced Harry Truman to cashier Douglas MacArthur in the Korean War, when MacArthur dared to publicly challenge Truman’s authority and judgment. McChrystal may have acted in an impolitic manner, but at this point, I doubt McChrystal cares much for political niceties. He has waited weeks for an answer to his analysis and request for more troops and resources, and he’s apparently not worried about being honest about his assessment in public.

Up to now, Barack Obama has made good moves in supporting the war in Afghanistan and adopting intelligent positions on resourcing and strategy. But as I wrote earlier, he’s reached a point where he has to decide whether he’s willing to go in for the long haul and actually win this fight over a period of years, or whether he will cave to his Left and refuse to make that kind of commitment. Hopefully, Obama will stick to his commitment made during the campaign to fight the war to a successful conclusion and break the backs of radical Islamists in the Af-Pak theater, but he’s going to have to actually make a decision instead of voting ‘present.’ If a speech by McChrystal that states nothing but the obvious gets this far under his skin, I suspect that decision will be a retreat. [Emphasis – Admin.]

Excuse me, but don’t generals reach their rank by showing – (wait for it) – leadership? Obama definitely needs some instruction in that area, especially if truthful analysis of facts on the ground gets under his skin. Remember, Obama isn’t interested in real victory, only the image of it. Places under the bus are being prepared for both him and his CO, General David Petraeus (who basically said the same thing a few weeks ago).

Will Obama’s campaigning never end? Why does he hide behind words instead of stepping up and BEING THE PRESIDENT? Erick continues:

Obama is a product of the left and the left, as Goldberg notes, has taken the idea of the moral equivalence of war and run with it through social policy…

Thus we find ourselves staring in the face of military defeat in Afghanistan, which will lead to a cascading series of events up to and including a collapsed Pakistan followed by an Islamofascist war against India run out of Islamabad.

…no doubt Obama’s mind, the real war is in danger of sabotaging the metaphorical wars of moral equivalence that Obama would rather be fighting.

Because we are wasting our time in Afghanistan, we cannot waste our resources on health care, global warming, etc. Each liberal issue is more important than our national security. The shift away from Afghanistan must happen. Dionne is signaling that it will happen. He is floating, in this trial balloon, the idea that we are wasting our time in Afghanistan and that we should be prepared to treat all wars on the same budgetary footing — especially morally equivalent wars that are, to the left, of even greater importance.

For this to happen, the White House must undermine popular General Petraeus and paint General McChrystal as insubordinate and out of control.

The White House is already starting the machine.

Remember: Mr Obama has changed his position on ___________ since his election campaign.

Jules Crittenden foresees “Chaos-stan”

The big question now is whether this is going to be about Obama’s ego, or about winning in Afghanistan. If any general is ill-advised to shoot his mouth off, this business may also teach the administration something about blowing off generals at (unnecessarily extended) critical moments and insisting that political parameters trump military ones in wartime.

and Steve wisely counsels that Obama should listen to his generals.

Since it is becoming clearer that America as descending into a shambled mess, with Obama resolutely at the helm, steering us straight into hell, is there any nation willing to stand by us in the fight for freedom?

Elizabeth thinks there… is… another.

It is interesting to think, isn’t it, that if America is brought low (a no-longer unthinkable notion, unfortunately) and the crazymen that we’re hot to appease in Iran, or North Korea or Venezuela get together to do crazy things, the only fully-functioning and war-ready Democracy left to help the world will be…Israel.

Tiny, despised, fierce Israel.

I love irony, but that’s not an irony I want to see played out.

Obama’s Latest Squandered Opportunity

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Yesterday, the eighth anniversary of the murder of 2996 innocent Americans, the unPresidential President had his first real opportunity to patch his sinking ship. An event presented itself, still raw and naked, not related to crippling legislation or unvetted staff or hugging dictators next door; a time and place where he could speak to the nation from his cold and shriveled heart. It is globally known he harbors a consuming hatred of George W. Bush., a distaste so strong that it encourages bad behavior from his followers. But what Obama refuses to see is that even though many Americans despise W for many reasons, his (often private) consolation of the victims and their families in the days (and years) of 9/12 America earned him a place in our collective hearts. He may not have had the right words at the right times, but you could see and feel his grief. And then his anger. His resolve.

Come on, Obama, be the George. Stop looking in the mirror and look out at America. Stop campaigning. Man up; be the Commander in Chief. We the people are still hurt and confused.

In no conflict throughout history were people still confused about the threat eight years after hostilities began. For America, neither WWI nor WWII had lasted half that long. And in those wars we not only achieved victory in that time, but we knew long before that — with crystalline precision — who our foes were and what we had to do to defeat them.

So what did Obama do yesterday? Did he go to church and pray for healing? (Aside: Has he even attended church since he took office?) Did he reiterate the stout American fortitude, focused to track down those responsible for the attacks and dispatch them to their judgment day? Nope, he mumbled some words at the Pentagon (be sure to note the adoration in the linked article, i.e. how the rain stopped just for the Obamas to step outside), then hurried over to paint somebody’s living room. He blew it, again.

What we see clearly now is that Obama is purposefully weakening America. Kryptonite drips from his every word. It’s all part of the plan, stupid.

To Obama, 9/11 has become an inconvenient obstacle to his Castrofication of America.

The PERSONAL horror of that day can fade, as the vivid memory of all pain eventually does – but that DATE and those IMAGES will continue to stand as the very real symbol of why we must remain watchful and to continue to root out and fight evil (no, I don’t shy from that word) wherever it hides, knowing – from very real experience – that to do otherwise will mean pain and death and mourning here at home when that evil next comes to us.

September 11th, 2001 stands as our focus-point for our vigilance, our strength, and our willingness to resist – a symbol paid-for in sacrifice, in loss – a symbol paid for in blood.

UPDATE: Leliks, perfect as always. (h/t Fausta)

Cross-posted at RedState.

UPDATE II: Howard Portnoy at the GreenRoom agrees… FAIL! Hmmmm…our timestamps were less than an hour apart!

The Obama Overreach

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Cartoon by William Warren

So thankful I no longer have small children. Dear Leader wants to interrupt the school day to start his indoctrination program. Stephen Green says, “Keep ’em at home next Tuesday.” A parent’s first job is to protect their children, especially if it’s from an overreaching administration. Like every other cautious parent, I’d like to know WHAT he plans to say BEFORE he says it and then I’d decide whether to let my child participate. Why take the time out of the third movie of the week precious instruction time? Just pass out autographed copies of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals with a homework guide and/or coloring sheet.

Mom Michelle Malkin is steamed:

Downplaying academic achievement in favor of left-wing radical activism in the public schools is rooted in old neighborhood pal and Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers’ pedagogical philosophy.

In typical Obama fashion, things on the internet change and change again. After all, he promised us all CHANGE, didn’t he? Now (big surprise?) the teacher’s aid materials are being whitewashed.

The White House has re-written its activist talking points for teachers/administrators disseminated by the US Department of Education and removed the language about “helping the president.”

But there’s more (h/t Fausta)…much more. One of Barack’s own websites stepped over a line when it called conservative Americans “…mobs, Nazis and Fascists…Al Qaeda terrorists.” Read it yourself. And note that The Foundry got a screen shot of the offensive page before, again, it was scrubbed. Change, change, change we can all believe in! Why is it when I go to a rally with a homemade sign, I’m astroturfing, but when Obama busses in loads of thugs to shout me down and beat me up, it’s a grassroots movement? Change, baby, change.

But wait… there’s more. Doug Ross has an excellent expose on a recent White House RFQ to technology vendors to harvest vast amounts of personal information (quoting NLPC):

NLPC has uncovered a plan by the White House New Media operation to hire a technology vendor to conduct a massive, secret effort to harvest personal information on millions of Americans from social networking websites… The targeted sites include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and others – any space where the White House “maintains a presence.”

It’s like Fishy-Email-Gate’s big brother, Guido, on steriods. Read the complete RFQ here. Amazing that an administration headed by a Intergalactic Constitutional Scholar wouldn’t know that this is yet another in a series of illegal acts.

Or as Doug put it so well, “Obama makes Nixon look like a rank amateur.”

UPDATE: Not sure about the whole school, but at least the boy’s class didn’t watch The Speech.

I See Swastikas

Nancy Pelosi continues to prove she is completely out of touch with Americans. She doesn’t see the electorate – she sees scary Nazi brown-shirts following mystical orders from evil corporations. Oh wait, only the POTUS gives out marching orders like that.

Police break up “conversations” at a peaceable town-hall. What’s next – riot gear and tear gas? Will the canisters have glittery HopeNChange stickers? Elizabeth has an idea:

You know who could put a stop to the bad feelings arising in this country? President Obama, who is supposed to be the leadership. Just as Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton backed off when they realized America was not into having their Healthcare taken over by the government, Obama could say, “you know, I’m moving kind of fast here, maybe we’ll shelve this for a while and concentrate more on putting people back to work, which is urgent.”

Such a move would be an instant assist to the nation Obama is supposed to be passionate about protecting, preserving and above-all SERVING. It would also mean instant restoration of his fast-fading credibility. Think he’ll do it? Nah.

Funny, isn’t it, that less than a year ago Nancy didn’t mind these swastikas?

Swastikas

Ever the peacemaker, our Gracious Won is rolling out labor union thugs on the town hall attendees. I can just see Guido in an ACORN shirt yanking Grannie’s walker out from under her because she dared asked a question of her Congressman. The MSM will brand her a fringe-element bomb-maker with the magic SS tattoo in a naughty place, thus justifying the blatant fascist squashing of free speech and freedom of assembly.

Lefties think they can get away with anything, especially if it’s made-up (read them all).

The great thing about being a Democrat is that no one can accuse you of not having standards.

And finally, hot off the press, Woody has top-secret intel on the first Obamacare medical device on the market. Really.

UPDATE:Donald Douglas lasers in on the Left’s FEAR. You can almost smell it!

Ace:

She is an immensely stupid woman. Not only is her claim that people are “carrying swastika” standards into these town meetings absurd on its face, but her implication is even more absurd: Bear in mind she thinks the proof these protesters are hired by astroturf firms is that they’re carrying swastikas.

Right. When you hire a bunch of people to pose as ordinary citizens at town halls, of course you give them giant swastikas to carry in on their shoulders. So they’ll blend in.

Cross-posted at RedState

UPDATE: Please follow the link to my RedState post. izoneguy posted the scariest picture you will ever lay eyes on!

Obama on the Couch

Sorry so quiet lately – after a few days out of town, then a house full of college kids and the sinus headache that never goes away, well, I just didn’t have the brain power to string together a post or two.

But after Obamistan’s bad week, I thought I’d take a stab at shrinkdom (so much material so little time) along with some help from my bloggy friends.

Tell me about your mother…. Bookworm Room (h/t Anchoress) notes that as you find out about his “consigliere” you learn about the man himself. Seems cowed by strong women.

…aside from hearing effusive praise for Valerie Jarrett, the President’s consigliere, you also learn so much about Obama. Just on the first page, you learn that he’s whiny, bad-tempered, lazy, ill-informed, stubborn, a loose cannon, and, when it comes to strong women, submissive. (Oh, gee, just the qualities I want in my president.)

Narcissism is “It’s all about me, Me, MEEEE”… Steve Eggleston notes that Senator Chuck Grassley heard from a Democratic colleague that Obama groused that the House was screwing up his legacy.

…and the president says, ‘You’re going to destroy my presidency.’

Obsessive-compulsive behavior is usually a sign of a much deeper problem. Smitty smuggly notes that Gateway Pundit should cut POTUS some slack. After all,

…he’s trying to locate some balls.


Golf balls,
you dirty-minded thing! Don’t you know that golf is the ultimate sports spectacle of elitist intellectuals? Next to polo, of course. And his is the superior intellect? How dare you doubt his sagacious, big-alien-brain-power, you pathetic peon? Fetch me my orb and mortar board, spit spot. Clllarrriiiicccccceeee smacks him down:

But the “literary genius” foundational myth is not the only one in need of serious examination. The very notion that he merited admission let alone degrees from these rigorous and competitive institutions is called into question every time Obama makes an extemporaneous remark. He knows little or nothing about history, economics, law, geography and the grammar rules of his native tongue.

Forcing others to do your bidding, especially sexually, is well, just sick. Too bad most Democrats and Mediacrats just line up for it. Gerard invents another word. If you want to see it in a sentence, (I try to keep things PG around here) look here. That Gerard…

I get so tired of all Obama, all the time, so here are a few other items hot off the press:

Just taxing Pelosi would retire the national debt.

Countrywide says Dodd and Conrad KNEW the glove fit them both.

Cynthia McKinney’s successor makes her proud.

Who wants to buy a square on the Scapegoat Pool?

Alert the Media! O’s Speech Leaked!

Obama’s Wednesday night speech, which true-to-form I will NOT watch, has been leaked by a deep-cover WH mole.

The ever-vigilant Gerard has the text of the latest orations from The Mighty Won.

Words of Wisdom

Troglopundit Kung-Fu Sonia

Fausta “…accident of birth does not wisdom make.”

The Other McCain
“…page 291…”

Ace of Spades “Joe Biden can see Russia Pluto from his house.”

Sundries Shack “The Senator should probably count his lucky stars that he doesn’t own a prized racehorse.”

American Digest Never try on another man’s hat.

EDSBS ‘…the best description of Clemson ever: “It’s just Auburn with a lake.” ‘

Sunday Miscellanea

Tyranny comes in all shapes and sizes. And all the tyrants ride in limos (really, go check for yourself).

Health care reform – explained by Legos.

Doctor Zero 1, Peggy Noonan 0. Stacy and Donald both provide commentary.

Now this is a good idea. I especially like the part where Susan Sarandon is stripped of her Oscar.

“Little Brother.”
(h/t The 912 Project) And people think I’m paranoid…

Obama more Catholic than the Pope. Yeah, the MSM lapdogs actually wrote that….

When Mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy. Being the mother of a male teenager, I can relate to most of what Ace had to say, even if most of it is NSFW. You can insert the usual unsuitable for POTUS remark in the comments.

Michelle (Malkin, not the Mrs. Ogler-in-Chief) gives the benefit of doubt, but then has even scarier pictures.

Keith Hennessey responds to Obama’s latest self-adulation op-ed.

Independence Day T-minus 2

The long weekend beckons. Considering how under the weather I’ve been for so many weeks, I think I’ll just sleep alot. One friend said my malaise might be caused by the air quality here in ATL. For me, the ozone alerts parallel the idiocy exhibited in our nation’s capital, which also suffers from poor air quality. Could the tsunami of stupidity we’ve witnessed since January 20 be the result of oxygen deprivation? Surely it can’t get any worst than it already is….

Check out the Democratic Bullies…(sorry no link, message via Facebook)

As many of you know, Gwinnett Place Mall (Simon Properties) forced us to cancel the Atlanta Independence Day Tea Party, based on “reciprocal property easement agreements” – even thought it was held on private property NOT owned by the Mall/Simon. We have since found out the covenants and restrictions expired in 2004, and there were no current restrictions that would have allowed them to make us cancel. We were bluffed and bullied.

Check out Democratic pettiness….

We all know the seething hatred liberals still harbor for Reagan, twenty years after he left the White House and five years after his death. This, despite the fact that he rebuilt our nation’s military, gave Americans reason to feel good about their country’s future again and helped to help free millions of Eastern Europeans from communist oppression, all after the misery of the Carter years.

Can they be so partisan and petty to want to rewrite history after an airport had already been renamed in our 40th president’s honor?

I know, I know. Rhetorical question.

Check out Obama’s policies in action

It turns out that Hav-a-Tampa cigars, a Florida-based unit of Altadis USA, is going out of business. Demand for cigars has declined amid the economic downturn, but aggressive regulations and taxes drove the final decision to close the business

Check out these RINOs practicing self-correcting career suicide….

Blaming Sarah Palin for John McCain’s problems? How weak can you get? Continuing to talk about a lost election from months ago? What could possibly be gained by this? Oh wait, doing so will endear the consultant to the other Republican candidates, say Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee and the rest of the 2012 Republican hopefuls. Or are one of these guys paying the anonymous leaker to give Vanity Fair Palin-hating fodder. It’s a win-win-win! Destroy Sarah Palin for her 2012 rivals. Thin the field and put up those who have no chance of winning thus ensuring an Obama victory. Best of all, Vanity Fair can sell magazines using the image of the woman they hate.

Check out “10 years of gains lost” and “How Obama blew it”

Check out the Beltway Libs dancing in the streets over numbers, which they don’t understand…

Check out Obama’s new leeetle friend

Check out pimps and bomb-daddies

Off to contemplate….ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm

Presidential Ice Cream Order – No Green Sprinkles Please

Sorry so quiet – fighting the usual brutal-humidity-and-heat-inflames-chronically-rotten-sinuses-syndrome. At least I don’t have the feverish misery like poor Elizabeth. I just feel like one eye is going to pop out and ants are holding a disco party in my ears.

You don’t have to look very far back in American history to find a President as weak as the current occupant of the Oval Office. His ineptitude continues to boggle the mind. Note Jimmie’s spot-on tweet regarding the Presidential non-Rose Garden love-fest today:

Reading the transcript of today’s press conference, I can not understate how pusillanimous the President was on Iran.

If you can’t stand up for the most basic of human rights, how can anyone expect you to step and speak out against genocide on a national scale by scheming, corrupt, murdering mullahs? Fausta has an excellent three-parter (here, here, here) on how the French President has one pair more than Obama when it comes to stopping sharia creep in its tracks. I bet Sarko doesn’t take sprinkles on his low-fat, low-cal frozen yogurt. He’ll eat the real stuff – fat grams be damned! Because he’s a real man, a real president and as such, sees the REAL DANGER ahead. Double-thumbs up to my girl for connecting the Dots! (Yikes, yet another ice cream pun.)

His Yogurtness is so double-dipped in Chicago thugery, he just doesn’t understand he is now on an international stage and dealing with some pretty evil people. People who would have his boys back home for lunch. Literally. With no dessert. He may think he wants to negotiate with these goons and parcel out pieces of America, but they will trample over him like they do their own people. Andrew McCarthy observes

The fact is that, as a man of the hard Left, Obama is more comfortable with a totalitarian Islamic regime than he would be with a free Iranian society. In this he is no different from his allies like the Congressional Black Caucus and Bill Ayers, who have shown themselves perfectly comfortable with Castro and Chàvez. Indeed, he is the product of a hard-Left tradition that apologized for Stalin and was more comfortable with the Soviets than the anti-Communists (and that, in Soros parlance, saw George Bush as a bigger terrorist than bin Laden).

Because of obvious divergences (inequality for women and non-Muslims, hatred of homosexuals) radical Islam and radical Leftism are commonly mistaken to be incompatible. In fact, they have much more in common than not, especially when it comes to suppression of freedom, intrusiveness in all aspects of life, notions of “social justice,” and their economic programs.

While the fawning media spins and spins the Iranian Protestor Murders into something so fine and frothy he could use it in his next Dipper Dan presser, Stacy is up in DC, asking the right questions about yet ANOTHER Inspector General “retiring.” We a big room with a big white board to map all this out. And Timothy Geithner (Obama’s Treasury appointee with all the tax problems) is smack-dab in the middle of it. Be sure to click over and see the extra special image of Geithner in Volunteer Orange. Rick sees a pattern developing, and honey, it ain’t Fudge Ripple.

VanillaIceCreamandSprinkles

Remember how the Iranian protesters adopted a beautiful dark green as their symbol of freedom? During last week’s World Cup qualifier against South Korea, Iranian soccer players wore green armbands. In actions reminiscent of Uday Hussein, now these players have been permanently “retired” from professional play. Hopefully they won’t be tortured (or worse). Prisoners in their own country, they are trapped within closed borders under a murderous regime, along with millions of their countrymen.

Did Obama ask the ice cream scooper to take out all the green sprinkles? Did he order a waffle cone? Will we ever know, what with all the transparency of this administration?

All puns aside, my heart is breaking for Iran and those fighting for liberty. Keep them in your prayers.

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