"Ernie" has some thoughts on Hillary and the media.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on Hillary and the media.
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"Peter" has some thoughts on the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
Michael Brown was a young black man, tall and big and strong, in Ferguson, MO. He thought he could shove around a small store owner and steal goods from the store with impunity. He thought he could walk down the middle of the street and block traffic with impunity. He thought he could assault a police officer and take away his gun because he was bigger and tougher than the officer and could cow him down, just like he had done to the store owner. He was wrong and he paid the price for his arrogance, stupidity and violent behavior with his life.
But other, similarly stupid people with a grudge against police started rumors based on lies that Brown had been shot in the back while he had his hands in the air in surrender. The rumors were gladly accepted as fact by those in the Ferguson looking for an excuse to protest against the police or just join the crowd to act out. The rumors were also gladly accepted as fact by certain unethical members of the media looking to hype up newspaper sales or TV ratings. The resulting protests and the media coverage attracted the criminal elements from far and wide for the opportunity to loot and pillage the community and attack police officers under the cover of being protesters.
The media loved it and provided 24-7 coverage, boosting TV ratings and newspaper sales nationwide. This attracted even more "protesters" who saw it as an opportunity to get seen on TV or get their picture in the newspaper. And so was born a vicious cycle of ever increasing violence, chaos, shooting victims, arson, teargas, fireworks and overwhelmed police. The governor sent in the National Guard to back up the police. The media were absolutely thrilled!
Some members of the media arrogantly thought they were protected by the First Amendment and, as free press, they could go wherever they pleased, whenever they pleased. They mixed in with the protesters and proudly spoke into their TV cameras that they were in the middle of the chaos and were reporting "live" from the scene. They refused orders from the police to "Get the f@#k out of there" and were promptly arrested. Apparently the media can be just as arrogant and stupid as the criminals and thugs.
So, what can we learn from all this?
1. If you jump on a police officer and try to take his gun, then when he tries to arrest you, you charge him like a bull in an arena, you can pretty much count on ending up in a hospital or morgue.
2. The media contribute greatly to making a bad situation worse and even actively participate in riling up a mob, because it's good for business and many reporters are apparently adrenalin junkies.
3. If you advertize opportunities for looting, pillaging and getting on TV, they will come in droves and raise the city to the ground.
4. Sending out one man patrol cars in a high crime area, or any area for that matter, is sheer stupidity and probably the result of a weak chief letting bean counters run his police department.
5. They're going to make a movie about Ron Johnson.
"Legion" has some thoughts on the Tea party.
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"Rook" has some thougts on Obama.
The average American voter doesn't understand military or diplomatic strategy or tactics. In fact, the average American voter probably doesn't understand the difference between strategy and tactics. By knowledge and training the average American voter is therefore unqualified to give an opinion on strategy, or the tactics used to ensure the success of a strategy.
So why does Obama consistently cater to his leftist base on matters of tactics and strategy involving the national security of this country? The majority of Obama's base, and probably the majority of American voters, don't want American "boots on the ground" in Iraq. Is that a good reason to NOT deploy American troops to protect our national security interests? Is that a good reason to NOT develop a strategic plan for all contingencies in Iraq? Is that a good reason to NOT arm our allies in the region, like the Kurds?
Obama has a DUTY to do whatever is necessary to protect our national security interests. Anything less is treason. So why does he only do what is popular with voters? They don't know the best course of action except by a lucky guess. The reason is fear!
Obama fears leading, lest he be judged on his leadership. Leadership is also time consuming and requires commitment. That would interfere with golfing, vacations and fund raising. Too big a sacrifice for his lifestyle.
Obama is also in fear of alienating his base, lest he be without ANY fans at all, outside of the Muslims of the world. That would ruin his legacy, which is all important to him and Michelle. That's the reason for his fevered fund raising, to build the Obama Library (is it planned for Chicago, Honolulu or Nairobi?).
The question now is will Obama finally do his duty, or will the Pentagon have to step up and do it for him? I think Obama would be okay with that, as long as he could continue to golf, vacation and raise funds.
"Peter" has some thoughts on ISIS attacking the Kurds.
ISIS is attacking the Kurds with a vengeance. The Kurds, longtime allies of the U.S., are not people who drop their guns and run, like the Iraqis, yet they are losing ground and in danger of losing control of the largest dam in Iraq. That could interrupt power supply to a large portion of the region. What is the U.S. doing to help our Kurdish allies? Nothing!
Obama, the emperor with no clothes, and Kerry, the empty suit, have no logical strategy for the conflict. Cognitive dissonance reigns in the White House. When we should be launching air strikes and shipping heavy weapons to the Kurds, we instead mouth platitudes while decrying the casualties. Not providing the necessary weapons and assistance in an expeditious manner will place the region and our national security interests at risk, but Obama and Kerry are apparently unconcerned - making their combined ignorance and cognitive dissonance even more obvious.
Kerry's ignorance and naiveté was never more evident than in his arrogant attempt to insert himself into the Israeli-Hamas conflict as a mediator-proxy for Obama. Their abject ignorance of the complex relationships involved and the strategies being employed by Hamas, combined with monumental arrogance, led to Kerry and the Administration being embarrassed and humiliated on the world stage.
I am also embarrassed and humiliated that my fellow countrymen and women would choose to have such unqualified, disengaged, ignorant and cowardly, yet arrogant leadership for this still great country - and then RE-ELECT such leadership after seeing how they performed in the previous four years.
America may not be able to withstand another Administration like this one.
"Ernie" has some thoughts about Obama and Islam.
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"Rook" has some thoughts on Islam.
The Christians in Egypt, who have been there for 2,000 years, are being attacked, their churches burned and their priests murdered. In the past decade thousands of Christians have been murdered in Egypt - not by Al Qaeda or other terrorists, but by their Muslim neighbors who are obeying their holy Qur'an. Christians in most other Muslim controlled countries are suffering similar fates. And it's not just Christians being attacked; Jews, Buddhists, Hindus - anyone who isn't a Muslim will become a target.
The myth that Muslims are peace loving and should be tolerated in OUR neighborhoods is putting this nation at risk. Look what is happening in Paris, London, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, etc. They are being torn apart by Muslim activism, fighting to take political control of their areas. It starts with demanding that Shariah law be adhered to in their neighborhoods. Then they demand that police and other government authorities stay out of their neighborhoods. If resistance is met, they stage large scale protests. If that doesn't get the desired response, they riot. Next comes the terrorism of assassinations, arson and bombings; not by Al Qaeda, or Al Shabab or some other Jihadist gang, but by their Muslim residents. Whatever it takes to get control. All of these things have happened or are happening in European countries. It is an incontrovertible fact that can be verified simply by reading or listening to the foreign press.
Why the foreign press? Because the news media in the USA believe it is politically incorrect to report such matters, as it may hurt the feelings of the Muslims here. You also can't be told the truth because it may influence you to be suspicious of Muslims and their intentions here; and that would also hurt their feelings.
If we allow sufficient numbers of Muslims to emigrate here then, inevitably, the same things will happen here that are happening in Europe - in time. It is written in the Qur'an.
"Legion" has some thoughts on Obama.
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