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Obama’s UN Speech filled with Lies and Fantasy.

Posted in Culture, Environment, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2009 by thedoyle

I watched the entire speech yesterday because I am a masochist. NRO posted a transcript. Obama began lying in the second sentence and it didn’t stop till the end.

“I come before you humbled by the responsibility that the American people have placed upon me, mindful of the enormous challenges of our moment in history, and determined to act boldly and collectively on behalf of justice and prosperity at home and abroad.”
HA. “Humbled” my ass, he’s one of the most arrogant, self-absorbed, self-obsessed people I have seen in the political scene in this country EVER. “Determined to act boldly” except in the case of Iran’s election where he sat back and said let’s wait and see, it’s none of our business they need to work this out on their own so that he wouldn’t wreck a chance to grovel to Achmadinnerjacket at a later date.
The only true statement in that sentence was his claim he would act “collectively.” All socialists believe in the collective, the superiority of the group over the individual. Obama’s collectivism was on full display there for sure.

“I have been in office for just nine months — though some days it seems a lot longer.”

It certainly does seem longer to me, it seems like this nitwit has been trying to screw up our country for years with his socialist view.

“I am well aware of the expectations that accompany my presidency around the world.”
WTF?? Who cares about the expectations of the rest of the world, he doesn’t work for them he works for us. This is a prime example of what is wrong with Obama and the left in general, their constant obsession with how the world sees us. They are like high school girls worried about whether the cool kids will like them. The rest of the world will never like us, they never have. The left loved to talk about how it was all George W. Bush’s fault that the world didn’t like us, which was pure bullshit. The world never liked us, no one likes the big dog, they all want to be the big dog or tear him down.

“These expectations are not about me.”
For someone who says its “not about me” the speech is filled with “me” and “I” hell, he managed to refer to himself 4 times in those last three sentences. Like I said self-absorbed and self-obsessed.

“Rather, they are rooted, I believe, in a discontent with a status quo that has allowed us to be increasingly defined by our differences, and outpaced by our problems. But they are also rooted in hope — the hope that real change is possible, and the hope that America will be a leader in bringing about such change.”
Wow he actually managed to work in his campaign slogan…twice, into a speech before the world. Bravo, he has brought self-absorption and cheap politicking to a whole new level.

“I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view America with skepticism and distrust.”
Again, see above the world had done that since George Washington not just since George W. Bush.

“Part of this was due to misperceptions and misinformation about my country.”
And who helped spread that misinformation and who helped create those “misperceptions?” Oh that’s right it was the left, people like John Kerry going overseas and badmouthing our country and badmouthing its soldiers. People like Dick Durbin who called the guards at Gitmo, Nazis. People like Obama himself who went on a world wide apology tour after taking office solidifying every bad idea ever held. I could give tons of examples of just the left’s politicians let alone leftist nitwits like Michael Moore, George Clooney, the Dixie Chicks etc.

“Part of this was due to opposition to specific policies, and a belief that on certain critical issues, America has acted unilaterally, without regard for the interests of others.”
Of course Obama thinks this horse-crap is true In his mind, and the mind of leftists, only if the interests of others is more important than our own are our actions proper. If only our own interests are at stake we must then get approval from others to act. A suicidal thought pattern that John Kerry had suggested during his failed bid for President. An intelligent person knows that if our interests are at stake and the world is content to do nothing then they can sit there while we take action. Let them grumble all they want, they weren’t willing to do anything to help us they obviously don’t have the balls to do anything to oppose us.

“And this has fed an almost reflexive anti-Americanism, which too often has served as an excuse for collective inaction.”
More fantasy belief that the anti-Americanism is new and more collectivism on display.

“Now, like all of you, my responsibility is to act in the interest of my nation and my people, and I will never apologize for defending those interests.”
He won’t apologize for defending those interests but he went around apologizing for just about everything else, what a hypocrite, what a tool. Also, he refers to himself 4 times in one sentence, a new record. But it’s not about him.

“But it is my deeply held belief that in the year 2009 — more than at any point in human history — the interests of nations and peoples are shared.”
No, the interests of nations and people are NOT shared. I do not share the interests of Islamic jihadists who wish to impose Sharia Law and Islam on everyone on the globe, they do not share my interests in living my life as I see fit. I do not share the interests of socialists who wish to denigrate the individual, crushing him in the name of the collective. Socialists do not share my interest in the freedom to make a living and keep the fruits of my labors. I can’t quite tell if he was lying or fantasizing, it may be a combination of both. “A Bridge Too Far.” Caine and Hackman in the same movie. This is my thesis man! This is my closing argument! I CAN STOP WATCHING TV!

The rest of the speech is just as bad as the beginning was and I don’t have time to go thru it line by line mocking it all, so here is a round up of others who ripped it to shreds.

Paul Mirengoff correctly calls it sophomoric. I will admit my humor is too, but then I am not the President.

Mr. Mirengoff also notes the groveling Obama did

Scott Johnson of Powerline also comments on Obama’s ignorance and arrogance.

Anne Bayefsky gave National Review online her take on President Apology.

John Bolton, disliked by the UN and the left because he actually tried to work, takes apart our “post-American President”

Rich Lowry of NRO points out the naive view of Obama.

Brett D. Schaefer of NRO also points out the naive view.

Michael Ledeen of NRO argues against the naive view.

NRO posted the transcript of Charles Krauthammer’s take on the speech. “Between embarrassing and dangerous”

I will be posting tomorrow on the “Global Warming” portion of his speech tomorrow.

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Rumors of my demise…

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2009 by thedoyle

For anyone who has been here in the past few months and still comes back to read this, thank you.  So…we could have a new Supreme Court Justice. What’s that you say? What do I think about her? Funny you should ask. So many things to say and most of them have been said. I don’t know her. Until she was announced I had heard her name and seen very little and what I have seen since has not impressed me. But I don’t know her. I will she how she does when shes asked questions in the Senate. It is very likely she will be confirmed unless there is some smoking gun out there. But what she has said is important even beyond her as a Justice but also about the role of a Judge, the role of race and the role of Identity Politics.

Here’s the best of what I read:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/06/02/its_not_fair_to_casually_call_people_racist_96778.html


http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/05/023695.php

http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2009/05/27/sotomayor__empathy_in_action

Obama wants to run the free world? He can’t even pick a good cabinet.

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2009 by thedoyle

Soo hear the one about the Obama pick with some tax issues? Which one you ask? Well let’s start with the one who just withdrew.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/daschle_taxes

Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination on Tuesday to be President Barack Obama‘s Health and Human Services secretary, faced with problems over back taxes and potential conflicts of interest.”

Those last 5 words are very telling. Both men are just out for themselves so of course there will be a conflict of interest, but at the same time thieves work together all the time so what caused this particular split?

I am gonna skip the rest of the tax…”forgetters”? Isn’t that the official story for all of them? I want to talk about Eric Holder and more to the point how the media deals with anything from “The One”.

Whenever “The One” does anything the Media acts like a new mother whose baby has just filled his diaper. The mother coos and says, “Did you make a present for daddy?” I feel like the father who has the sense to say “That’s not a present…its shit.”

On that note lets talk about Holder and the Media’s reaction.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090203/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/holder_confirmation

“The lanky, 58-year-old former prosecutor, federal judge and No. 2 official during the Clinton administration promised the start of a new era at the Justice Department, which was wracked by Bush administration scandals over politically motivated hirings and firings. Holder has pledged to restore its reputation.”

Let me pause while I laugh now and that gives you time to check out the excellent work Paul Mirengoff did way back in November.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/11/022113.php

Now that you’ve read what Paul said about Holder’s work helping Bill Clinton pardon the FALN terrorists in order to help out Hillary’s election chances, doesn’t this sentence from the AP article make you pause; “Holder also will play a major role in the future of terrorism detainees.”? He can’t even seem to hold on to the ones we had before, and they want to give him more? But the AP article never mentions that, instead we get more shit like this:

“Attorney General Eric Holder, on his first day on the job, signaled a clean break with past policies of the Bush administration and promised to hold Wall Street accountable if any major financial institutions engaged in fraud that contributed to the global financial crisis.”

Again, its shit folks. But the media is telling you its a gift. Look he’s “signaling” for a “clean break.” Its BS and it reminds me of someone else who seemed pleased with a clean break from the past:

Governor Tarkin: The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.

Also let’s look at the second part of that sentence “promised to hold Wall Street accountable if any major financial institutions engaged in fraud that contributed to the global financial crisis.”

Two things leap out at me, first how the whole sentence with that ending makes it seem as if Bush let Wall Street do what ever it wanted.  Which isn’t true. Enron was happily cheating people during the Clinton years, it finally got busted and punished under Bush. I dont claim Bush busted them, they screwed up on their own but he didn’t just let it slide. Also for years Bush was trying to add more regulation to Wall Street and that legiislation was stopped by the Dems. So overall the first idea the AP tries to sell turns out to be shit, but lets look just at cleaning up Wall street and llok at holders past and OBAMA”S FUTURE.

Holder worked to get Marc Rich pardoned under Clinton. So here’s a guy who has done worse things then the guys at Enron and Holder helps get him out of Jail.

What does that mean for Obama’s future? I think it means that “The One” has picked himself a good crony who will do whatever Obama wants and who has shown Obama that he has no qualms about throwing ethics out the window for the right guy i.e. a Dem President.

What has the Media done? They took someone who’s past is very visiably tarnished by obvious partisan and political HACK moves, threw in some wealth envy and class warfare, some Bush Hatred and tried to wrap it up with a bow and tell you its a present, a gift to you.

Its Shit.

Shouldn’t the Media do some minimum research before it prints lies for Obama?

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2009 by thedoyle

When I woke up and turned on my computer one of the news stories I saw was this, headlined: “Obama signs bill making equal-pay lawsuits easier.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama

Please read the “news”story and see what you think. If I had zero information about the background I might have thought that the evil Supreme Court and Republicans were stil trying to keep women in their place especially that poor Ms. Ledbetter. But I DO have some background, apparently more than the AP does so I know the story is full of shit.

The good folks at Powerline had done some excellent research on their own about Ms. Ledbetter during the campaign since “The One” had made it an issue. Here is the post they had made in Sept about it:

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/09/021565.php

Paul Mirengoff points out that Ms. Ledbetter is lying because her claim contradicts her own sworn testimony. Is it any surprise that such lies don’t alter the stance of “The One”? Nope because Democrats and Liberals never let a lie get in the way of their goal, as a matter of fact lies usually help them get to their goal. Mr. Mirengoff noticed the legislation as well and has posted again on the topic.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/01/022671.php

But there is one thing he missed and that is the comment in the AP, “Obama cited Census Bureau figures that women still receive only about 78 cents for every dollar that men get for doing equivalent jobs — “women of color even less,” he said.” That’s a lie, folks, disguised as statistics. And we all know what Churchill said. This lie in particular has been around for a long time and it proves the Nazis right that a lie repeated enough becomes the truth. You see those statistics look at the career span between men and women in “similar” jobs. So it will look at two candidates one male and one female who work from the time they get out of college until they are both 65 and notice that the man has made more. BUT they don’t take into account that the man has actually worked more hours because the woman has taken off 5-6 years to raise a child or whatever. They also do include that more often than not the man had worked many hours more per week at the office, say 70 hours as opposed to the woman’s 50 hours per week.

Now the funny part.

If you bring up those qualifiers as I have just done, you are accused of sexism. That’s right, because if you bring up those facts you are accused of not taking into account how difficult it is for a woman in business. You are told that women should not have to suffer because they sacrifice for their family.

What a crock of shit. You make choices in your life. EVERYONE does. Those choices mean that some things are more important to you. Once you have decided what is most important, whatever is left and left behind is NOT a sacrifice. Sacrifice is when you give up your most precious possession.  So to claim that women have sacrificed for their family means they didn’t really want the family, and to me that’s kind of messed up. Perhaps they should look at themselves instead of complaining about the “Phallacracy” is keeping them down. 

And here’s yet another good idea. Don’t LIE about your problem and expect sympathy from me, or any other person who can reason. Fortunately you have the Liberals to take you in, and “The One” to fall for your bullshit and change the world to accomodate your lies.

Powerline looks for MSM candor…do you think they found it?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on December 4, 2008 by thedoyle

Paul Mirengoff points to a Washington Post piece that lacks any real substance but is trying to show Bush’s flaws while seeming to show some humanity at long last. Paul smacks around Dan Eggen the author of the peice. It’s worth reading…Paul’s take not the article itself.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/12/022224.php

Powerline exposes the New York Times

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2008 by thedoyle

Powerline is one of my favorite blogs. Its analysis is reasoned and the writers have class and they don’t stoop to …well my level really. 🙂 I just can’t help being “snarky.” (I heard that applied to an audience I was in over the weekend at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, I liked it.)

Here, Paul Mirengoff shows how the NYT seems unable to look at its own archives while its strives to outdo all other Obama worshippers. Well worth a read.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/11/022151.php