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The World’s Most Dangerous City

Posted by ginnypub on March 19, 2009

Those of us who have followed the blogs from Iraq written by Iraqis and members of the U.S. Armed Forces were not surprised by Charlie Gibson’s recent report on Iraq.

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What was STUNNING, however, was to see it reported from one of the alphabet networks. The evening news anchors have been a self-appointed panel of  judges and assassins of Pres. George W. Bush’s character, judgement and competence  for the past 7 years.

“Is this a war about oil?” “Where is U.N. approval?” “Is Iraq a quagmire?” “Does Pres. Bush get it?” “Is the surge a failure?” “Is hope for democracy dead in Iraq?”

Night after night, they beat the man down until his popularity hit rock bottom and truth was lost in a Hegelian blur.

The majority of Iraqis did not share the sentiments of the alphabet anchors.

Any hint of journalistic integrity evaporated when the alphabet anchors became the self-appointed press corps for presidential candidate Sen. Barry Soetoro (D-IL). He had won his first election in Chicago by having his opponets removed from the ballot on a “technicality”. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his character, they never even questioned it. He has a long-standing personal relationship with domestic terrorists. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his judgement, they never even questioned it. He condemned the Bush/Petraeus “surge” strategy in Iraq as a “complete failure” and called for surrender and defeat. Not only did his personal press corps not assassinate his competence, they never even questioned it.

While Iraqis celebrated their new freedom born out of the democracy fertilized with the blood of Americans, Iraqis and their allies, the alphabet anchors celebrated a new “visionary”. “Intelligent”, “Curious”, “Honest”-they proclaimed of this community organizer from Chicago; this mystery man with no medical records, no academic records and no birth records; this man calling himself Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.; this man who was known as Barry Soetoro on a school report card.

Barry Soetoro was sworn in 44th President of the United States of America on 20Jan09. He selected George Mitchell as Envoy to the Middle East.

But turning to Iraq, Mitchell first suggested that W’s decision on troop levels in Iraq will be driven not by the national security interests of the United States but by pure politics, stating: “I don’t think they [the Bush administration] can go into the next general election in the United States in November of 2006 with the status quo so I think you’re going to see significant troop withdrawals.” George Mitchell, Today Show

Suppose Barry Soetoro had been in office as the 43rd president. How might conditions be different in the Middle East today? How much strength and power would al-Qaeda, Saddam Hussein and Usama bin Laden have over the region?

Let’s go back in time to another century, another decade, when the same players and the same policies were in control. It really wasn’t that long ago.

In December 1992, U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced that the United States would provide the backbone of a multinational military force to secure supply lines and deliver food to the starving in Somalia. “America must act,” Bush said.

Pres. William Clinton was inaugurated on 20Jan93.

Pres. Clinton’s plan was for a “lasting solution” in Somalia. His administration would carry out this lasting solution by expanding the mandate of U.N. involvement. U.N. Resolution 814 was passed. With almost no planning, the U.N. Security Council broadened the peacekeepers’ mandate from securing relief operations to “the rehabilitation of the political institutions and economy of Somalia.” On 03Oct93, Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison decided that a good idea for a Special Ops mission would be to send a small force into a hornet’s nest of supporters of Warlord Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed’s Somali National Alliance in the Bakara Market area of Mogadishu in BROAD DAYLIGHT to capture guerilla loyalists of Aideed.

The Clinton administration strongly supported this more aggressive stance. Madeleine Albright, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the goal was “nothing less than the restoration of an entire country.” Most of the U.S. Military personnel were withdrawn.

 

  

 

On 03Oct93, members of the U.S. military faced forces linked to Usama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist organization  for the first time. They were outnumbered 10 to 1.

The U.S. was defeated. America lost 19 warriors and 2 Blackhawks. Something equally as precious as those lives was lost on that day, too.

“Where was this false courage of yours when the explosion in Beirut took place in 1983? And where was this courage of yours when two explosions made you leave Aden in less than twenty-four hours! But your most disgraceful case was in Somalia; where – after vigorous propaganda about the power of the United States and its post-cold war leadership of the new world order – you moved tens of thousands of an international force, including 28,000 American soldiers, into Somalia. However, when tens of your soldiers were killed in minor battles and one American pilot was dragged in the streets of Mogadishu you left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you…. You have been disgraced by Allah and you withdrew. The extent of your impotence and weakness became very clear.”  Usama bin Laden

What has become of Mogadishu, Somalia and its people?

Mogadishu has been wracked with internal unrest ever since. The city received renewed international attention when the Islamic Courts Union claimed control over the city, only to be pushed back by Ethiopian forces. Today, while nominally governed by the UN-sanctioned Transitional Federal Government and policed by forces from the African Union, Mogadshu remains the scene of running gun battles between rival militias and tribal factions, as well as Islamic insurgents seeking to eject AU forces.  Over a million of the city’s residents have reportedly been displaced, with tens of thousands fleeing the “city of death” altogether.

Today, Mogadishu, Somalia is the most dangerous city in the world.

And every year since 1993, Somalis have celebrated “The Day of the Rangers” on October 3rd, the day America was defeated.

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Megalomaniac And The Heroes

Posted by ginnypub on March 2, 2009

Megalomaniac-in-Chief, Barry Soetoro, delivered “his” plan for Iraq withdrawal to the Warrior Heroes stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC last week. In actuality, “Barry’s Plan” has already been crafted. It’s called SOFA. The Iraqi and Bush administrations crafted it and Barry didn’t have a damned thing to do with it.

“As a candidate for president, I made clear my support for a timeline of 16 months to carry out this drawdown, while pledging to consult closely with our military commanders upon taking office to ensure that we preserve the gains we’ve made and protect our troops,” Obama said. “Those consultations are now complete, and I have chosen a timeline that will remove our combat brigades over the next 18 months. “Let me say this as plainly as I can: By Aug. 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end.”

 

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It looks like some in the audience remembered that the only reason he traveled to Iraq was to demand Iraqi leaders delay a SOFA agreement until after Pres. Bush was out of office.

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Maybe some in the audience are questioning the judgement of a Commander in Chief candidate who voted against funding troops on the battlefield because the U.S. did not surrender first.

Maybe some are remembering that Barry Soetoro’s timeline for Iraq withdrawal changed with each public opinion poll.

Maybe some are remembering that Barry’s nominee for U.S. Solicitor General fights to keep the ROTC off college campuses, but is happy to give a scholarship to anti-American Pakistani student Samad Khurram.

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All of them were trying to swallow the bile that wanted to projectile-vomit out of their collective mouths onto the face of the lying rat bastard standing before them who had the unmitigated audacity to claim the Petraeus/Crocker/Bush Strategy was HIS idea.

FYI, Barry…It’s called the Anaconda Strategy.

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AND YOU DIDN’T HAVE A DAMNED THING TO DO WITH IT.

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Perriello and Haskells Stimulating the 5th

Posted by ginnypub on February 19, 2009

U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA-5th), founder of Res Publica (If you aren’t a socialist, you’re selfish) and Avaaz (We hate Jews and you should, too), which is a spin-off combining Res Publica and MoveOn (We’re traitors and you should hate America, too), spoke at Martinsville High School yesterday.

The Martinsville Bulletin, owned by Robert and Elizabeth Haskell, who award grants to ACORN and convicted domestic terrorist Bernadine Dohrn,  among others, ran a story today about Perriello’s visit.

“Sizing up the stimulus”-Perriello tells bill’s impact

If federal, state and local officials work together to use the funds from the $787 billion stimulus bill, the economy will begin to recover from this “very, very serious crisis,” 5th District U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello said Wednesday.

Perriello spoke at a forum at Martinsville High School. He explained some of the highlights of the bill and how Virginians will be helped, and then fielded questions about the stimulus bill and other subjects from more than a dozen people. Nearly 100 people attended the event, which lasted more than an hour. Here’s a photo of the “nearly 100 people”.

According to Perriello and a press release from his office, the stimulus bill:

• Provides tax relief for families and small businesses. More than 35 percent of the package will provide direct tax relief to 95 percent of American workers and spur job growth for businesses. (About that “direct tax relief”…It was cut from $500 for individuals and $1000 to couples down to $400 and $800. For 6 months, June-Dec, 2009, workers will get $13 more in their paychecks per week.  In January 2010, that falls to $8.)

According to a new White House estimate, 7,800 jobs will be created or saved in the 5th District as a result of this stimulus package, 200 more than estimated earlier, said Jessica Barba, Perriello’s press secretary. (About those jobs…Small business tax benefit was gutted from $67 billion to only $4 billion. In place of relief for the little guy, a $3.2 billion tax break for General Motors Corp was added.)

Nita Hairston of Henry County was at the forum with her sons Benton and Bryant Hairston, 10th-graders at Martinsville High School who are in the JROTC program at the school. They want to go to Virginia Military Institute and enter the military.

She asked Perriello about the war in Afghanistan. Perriello said the United States needs a “force commitment” but needs to articulate its strategy and end goal. (Mrs. Hairston, you’ll notice your question wasn’t answered. Here’s why:

Veterans: Nearly all items for Veterans Affairs were reduced and the $2 billion the Senate wanted for VA construction was wiped out altogether. The VA did get one thing: $1 billion for medical facilities renovation and retooling.

Military construction: Cut and put into a general pot, a change from targeted money for each branch of the services. Army construction alone went from $600 million in the Senate and $900 million in the House to $180 million in the final bill. But negotiators compromised over a general military construction fund — the House wanted $3.75 billion while the Senate allocated $118 million and settled on $1.45 billion for all services. )

 

 

FBI: Senate had allocated $475 million but all was cut out of final bill.

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I’ve Got Your Truth Squad Right Here

Posted by ginnypub on February 17, 2009

In 2004 when the U.S. Senate gathered for its official portrait, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) approached VP Dick Cheney like they were old friends. VP Cheney’s response was, “Go fuck yourself”.  

There are many reasons why VP Cheney would respond to Sen. Leahy in this manner. Leahy’s head looks like a scrotum sac and he acts like  a dickhead are a couple of thoughts that immediately come to mind. It’s not quite that simple. You see, Pat and Dick have known each a long time. Back in the mid ’80’s, VP Cheney was Rep. Richard Cheney (R-WY). Sen. Patrick Leahy was a member of the U.S. Senate’s Intelligence Committee.

Jul 22, 1987 [William E. Colby]’s remarks came as Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., one of two congressmen accused of threatening to leak secrets about a U.S. covert operation against Libya in 1985, denied the charge at a Washington news conference. At the time of the leak, Leahy was vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sen. Dave Durenberger, R-Minn., chairman of the panel, also was reported in The Times story as having threatened to reveal the planned covert operation involving the United States and two North African countries to unseat Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

Sen. Leahy gave a copy of the U.S. Senate’s Intelligence Committee’s Iran-Contra Report to NBC News. Tom Brokaw reported on NBC Nightly News on Tuesday, Jul 28, 1987 that Leahy had resigned from his place on the committee.

Congress started going bat-shit over the Reagan Administration keeping intelligence close to the vest.

Representative Dick Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, said the Leahy incident made it ”a little more understandable why the Administration has, over the months and years, been concerned about dealing with Congress on sensitive intelligence matters.”

Now Leaky Leahy wants a “truth squad” in an effort to prosecute the Bush Administration because he’s pissed off about being kept out of the loop.

Let’s roll, senator, let’s roll!

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Just For You, CATO

Posted by ginnypub on February 13, 2009

I like posting at the Martinsville Media Forum. There’s a mix of everything there; Cousin Eddies, Libertarians, Pseudo-intellectuals, Christian Conservatives, Communist Party believers, really nice people, really cruel people and some just plain regular folk. Bill Wyatt, the owner of Martinsville Media, has some good rules there about personal attacks and cursing. Since that’s what I’m about to do, I’ve decided to post a response to this post here.

A new thread started by a regular poster, CATO, today: (note: While you’re reading through the misspellings…CATO is an ATTORNEY.)

Torture: What do we do?

With the statements of Conyers, Leahy, etc…it is clear that the Congress will do some sort of investigation into Bush Era policies with particular attention to allegations of rendition, secret prisons and torture. Quite frankly, I wish the relevany Chairman were a little more pragmatic instead of approaching the left wing fringe, but I beleive that an investigation is proper.

Here is what the ACLU is finidng out through FOIA requests:

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Unredacted_documents_reveal_prisoners_tortured_to_0212.html

Note the article provides links to some of the actual documents. Some highlights are:

“In both cases, for example, [prisoners] were handcuffed to fixed objects above their heads in order to keep them awake,” reads the document. “Additionally, interrogations in both incidents involved the use of physical violence, including kicking, beating, and the use of “compliance blows” which involved striking the [prisoners] legs with the [interrogators] knees. In both cases, blunt force trauma to the legs was implicated in the deaths. In one case, a pulmonary embolism developed as a consequence of the blunt force trauma, and in the other case pre-existing coronary artery disease was complicated by the blunt force trauma.”

“[An] investigation launched after allegations that an Iraqi prisoner was subjected to torture and abuse at ‘The Disco’ (located in the Special Operations Force Compound in Mosul Airfield, Mosul, Iraq). The abuse consisted of filling his jumpsuit with ice, then hosing him down and making him stand for long periods of time, sometimes in front of an air conditioner; forcing him to lay down and drink water until he gagged, vomited or choked, having his head banged against a hot steel plate while hooded and interrogated; being forced to do leg lifts with bags of ice placed on his ankles, and being kicked when he could not do more.

I realize this will likely deteriorate into partisan idiocy, but this has to be investigated. In my mind, the focus should be on the POLICYMAKERS such as John Yoo, Gonzales, Addington, etc..and not on the boots on the ground. I was in the military long enough to know NCOs dont go rogue. They folow orders. I have never believed the “official” version of Abu Gharib and the lambs they offered for slaughter.

This is too important to sweep under the rug.

First of all, for anyone with so much shit for brains they don’t know what torture is, let me explain it:

THIS IS TORTURE

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This little girl is wearing her school uniform. She was kidnapped, tortured and beheaded because she is a Christian. The “Bush Era Policy-makers” didn’t do this.

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This is Nick Berg’s head. It’s a still shot from the video his murderers posted of their great accomplishment. Ever see how “The Lambs” behead someone, dumbass? They don’t use a sword and whack it off. They slowly saw it off with a knife. Can you hear Nick Berg screaming, ass-wipe? I hope so. I hope it gets so loud the next time you blame America first, it keeps you awake at night. The “Bush Era Policy-makers” didn’t do this.

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This is an American, dickhead. He was someone’s dad, son and husband. He was burned alive, dismembered and hung up like a piece of meat. Can you imagine what his body must smell like? I hope you can. I hope everytime you shower with some girly soap and splash on your “Eau de Big Pussy” cologne, you smell HIM instead. The “Bush Era Policy-makers” did this.

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How difficult would it be to be given the choice of being incinerated or jump from a skyscraper? I hope the next time you’re making the decision to defend your “lambs”, you think about this man, maggot. The “Bush Era Policy-makers” didn’t do this.

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What kind of torture would it be to sift through the fumes of toxic jet engine fuel, the smell of burnt flesh and tons of skyscraper cement looking for any scrap of your best friend? You’ve laughed with him and cried with him. He was there for your son’s christening and your daughter’s wedding. You’re the one he called when his mother died. You saw him just a couple of hours ago. What if it was 366 of your best friends, asshole? The “Bush Era Policy-makers” didn’t do this.

How many people in the United States of America do you think give one rat’s ass if “the lambs” get water poured up their noses, are subjected to rock music or deprived of 8 hours sleep? I would say, if you take out the old hippies, socialists, progressives and members of the peaceful religion of Islam, the number is ZERO.

I think Guantanamo was a mistake, also. The ones caught on the battlefield should have been tortured until useful information was extracted and verified and then killed. A good start would have been John Walker Lindh.

While we’re on the subject of torture, let us not forget infants, toddlers and children brutally raped, tortured and video-taped by sick, repulsive, wastes of human space? ACLU fan that you are, surely it must please you that it isn’t only Islamic serial mass murderers these slimes ardently support, but child rapists, also. The ACLU represents both groups pro bono.

Don’t bother wrapping yourself in the “moral authority” of an amoral group with the idiotic whining of “But if we totuuurrre, we’re no better than theemmm”…..

You and the ACLU are not just “no better than them”. You’re worse.

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I’m Sorry, Kenneth Clodfelter

Posted by ginnypub on February 6, 2009

Sixteen days into his administration, Barry Soetoro has wiped out eight years of bringing Islamic serial mass murderers to justice. For anyone still doubting the lack of respect Soetoro holds for our warriors serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, this last act should erase all doubt.

 

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama’s order to freeze military tribunals there.

The charges against suspected al-Qaida bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active Guantanamo war crimes case.

The legal move by Susan J. Crawford, the top legal authority for military trials at Guantanamo, brings all cases into compliance with Obama’s Jan. 22 executive order to halt terrorist court proceedings at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.

Seventeen U.S. sailors died on Oct. 12, 2000, when al-Qaida suicide bombers steered an explosives-laden boat into the Cole, a guided-missile destroyer, as it sat in a Yemen port.

The Pentagon last summer charged al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian, with “organizing and directing” the bombing and planned to seek the death penalty in the case.

In his Jan. 22 order, Obama promised to shut down the Guantanamo prison within a year. The order also froze all Guantanamo detainee legal cases pending a three-month review as the Obama administration decides where — or whether — to prosecute the suspects who have been held there for years, most without charges.

 

John and Gloria Clodfelter, like Del. Frank Hargrove, I will remember Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter.

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 568

Celebrating the life of Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter.

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, January 12, 2001

Agreed to by the Senate, January 19, 2001

WHEREAS, Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter of Mechanicsville, a petty officer 2nd class in the United States Navy, was killed in the line of duty on October 12, 2000; and

WHEREAS, Petty Officer Clodfelter, on duty aboard the USS Cole, was a victim of the terrorist attack that occurred in the port of Aden, Yemen; and

WHEREAS, a resident of Mechanicsville, Kenneth Clodfelter was a 1997 graduate of Lee-Davis High School, where he was a member of the football team; and

WHEREAS, Kenneth Clodfelter, who was a Boy Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow, a volunteer firefighter, and a dedicated sailor, enlisted in the Navy after graduation from high school; and

WHEREAS, mourned by his parents, his wife, and his young son, Kenneth Clodfelter was promoted to petty officer 2nd class on the day of his death; and

WHEREAS, Kenneth Clodfelter’s death is a reminder of the hazards of military service and of the commitment, courage, and heroism of the young men and women who defend our nation’s freedom; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly mourn the untimely passing of a brave young Virginian, Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter as an expression of the high regard in which his memory is held by the members of the General Assembly.

 

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“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry.”  Former VP Richard Cheney

 

“We will confront this mortal danger to all humanity. We will not tire, or rest, until the war is won.”  Pres. George W. Bush

On 04Nov08, 52.9% of Americans grew tired and rested, Mr. President, but some of us never will.

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Barry Ends War!

Posted by ginnypub on January 23, 2009

Hooray! The new progressive President of the United States of America, Barry Soetoro has ended that little annoying War on Terror.

Dana Priest announced this news today in the Washington Post. For those of you not familiar with Dana Priest, here’s some background.
She’s the won who originally put the words “war on terror” in quotes. She’s the one who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing detention facilities on the soil of America’s allies which house innocent suicide bombing freedom fighters, arrested by the CIA of the Imperialist, terrorist United States of America. Possibly causing the torture, decapitation or murder of countless Americans and American allies by exposing classified intelligence information to the innocent jihadis is of no consequence to Mzzzz Priest because these supporters of the Bush doctrine of murdering imperialism are expendable.
Her husband is Bill Goodfellow of The Center for International Policy. For those of you not familiar with the CIP, it was founded by a group of old hippies who spit on Vietnam vets, Commies and Black Panthers. Today it’s a group of old and new Commies, tree-hugging radicals and terrorism apologists that push toward a one-world Communist government.

By Dana Priest
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 23, 2009; Page A01

President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the “war on terror,” as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.
Key components of the secret structure developed under Bush are being swept away: The military’s Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility, where the rights of habeas corpus and due process had been denied detainees, will close, and the CIA is now prohibited from maintaining its own overseas prisons. And in a broad swipe at the Bush administration’s lawyers, Obama nullified every legal order and opinion on interrogations issued by any lawyer in the executive branch after Sept. 11, 2001.

It was a swift and sudden end to an era that was slowly drawing to a close anyway, as public sentiment grew against perceived abuses of government power. The feisty debate over the tactics employed against al-Qaeda began more than six years ago as whispers among confidants with access to the nation’s most tightly held secrets. At the time, there was consensus in Congress and among the public that the United States would be attacked again and that government should do what was necessary to thwart the threat.Over the next 2 1/2 years, as Democrats gained power in Congress, as the violence in Iraq sapped public support for the president and as the fear of another terrorist attack receded, the debate over secret prisons, renditions and harsh interrogations grew louder. Presidential candidates felt comfortable to include these sensitive subjects in the debate on the efficiency of Bush’s war against terrorists, and even on the notion that it was still a war.

During his campaign and again in his inaugural address Tuesday, Obama used a different lexicon to describe operations to defeat terrorists. “As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals,” he said. “. . . And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.”

Who won “Bush’s war on terror”, Mz. Priest?

More importantly, who will win Barry’s “operations to defeat terrorists”; fought with a “stronger spirit” rather than a bunker-busting bomb?

We shall see.

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Barry, Barry, Quite Contrary…

Posted by ginnypub on January 16, 2009

How does your garden grow?

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With Raging Commies…

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And anti-Semitic mommies…

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Tax Evaders…

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And Military haters…

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All in a row…

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The Chicago Platform-Redux

Posted by ginnypub on January 14, 2009

Barry Soetoro’s election as the first black President of the United States is historic second only to his election as the most self-aggrandizing individual ever elected to the office. The presumptuousness of his Brandenburg Gate appearance; the arrogant wierdness of his acceptance speech in front of a neoclassical temple facade of drywall columns; the megalomaniacal messianic  heal the planet speech-all good material for political humor. Now, however, he’s crossed the line with his new “I am the 21st century Abraham Lincoln” persona. The most narcissistic man ever elected plans to retrace the steps of, use the Holy Bible of, eat the favorite foods of and kick off his inauguration (or coronation with a crown of thorns?) at the memorial of the most self-effacing man ever elected, Anti-Slave Party Republican and 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln; a man, not unlike another one of today, who believed that the Civil War was for a just and noble cause and that all people have the God-given right of liberty.

President-elect Barry Soetoro, if anything, you are the 21st century version of Gen. George McClellan. He was the Pro-Slavery Democrat Party nominee in 1864. President Lincoln’s approval was very low and the country was sick of the Civil War. McClellan’s platform then, mirrors your own of today: “diplomacy“, retreat and status quo. The Pro-Slavery Democratic Party’s “Compromise With The South”, ironically came to be called  The Chicago Platform. 

Resolved, that this convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretence of military necessity, or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an ultimate convention of the States or other peaceable means, to the end that at the earliest practicable moment peace may be restored on the basis of the federal Union of the States.

History knows Abraham Lincoln. We all know Abraham Lincoln. You, Barry Soetoro, are NO Abraham Lincoln.

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INGRATES IN IRAQ

Posted by ginnypub on December 17, 2008

There are people I read about, or cross paths with, that I would label “hero” for outstanding acts of valor in the face of overwhelming odds. There are others who assign the “hero” label to athletes, celebrities, abortion providers and suicide bombers. I can honestly say that describing someone humming a couple of shoes at someone’s head as a “hero” would not occur to me in a million years. For this reason, I was surprised, sickened, angry, and at times, amused, with what some Iraqi bloggers had to say about the Iraqi “journalist” throwing his shoes at the head of the President of the United States here, here, here, here and perhaps the most bizarre here (where the blogger refers to the “sacred shoe”).

These bloggers and others, as well as the American and international media outlets, always mention that it is a horrible insult in the Arab world to have a shoe thrown at you. Big Whoopee. President Bush isn’t Arabic. In Texas, a grown man throwing his shoes at another would probably be referred to as “A Little Chicken Shit”, which may explain the amused look on the President’s face.

I was going to write a lengthy blog about the ingratitude of these bloggers, but someone else sums it up much better than I could ever do.  This is an excerpt from Talismangate:

I think quite a number of Iraqis were embarrassed by how their guest got treated today. Personally, I got angry. Very angry.

I will make a public promise: should I ever run into a certain reporter called Muntather al-Zaidi, presently of Al-Baghdadia TV, I will seriously consider beating the crap out of him. If I am successful in bringing him down, then my coup de grace shall be to take one of his shoes, preferably the one on the right, and stuff it in his mouth.

See, I will forever remain indebted to President George W. Bush. He is my hero. He liberated Iraq, and that’s how I will always see it. Had there been no President Bush, then Saddam would still be Saddam.

The usual suspects are ecstatic over what happened, especially the US-based media and Iraq-watchers. I would like to beat them all up too, but I think that would be a tad bit excessive. The best revenge is to make them watch Iraq’s democracy strengthen and prosper. Today’s images gave them a temporary high; a new Iraq, free and democratic, something they believed would never happen, will gnaw at their insides for the rest of their lives. I’ll settle for that.

For the record, Iraqi blogging ingrates, here are some of my heroes. I guarantee you there isn’t a shoe-throwing chicken shit in the bunch.

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