The Ol’ Ball Game

Finally-A Hall of Fame RinoWell, I’m off to Florida to try and find out.  Yep, I’m heading for Spring Training, where — unlike Washington — lefties are usually on the ball and you have to earn most of your runs.

“Baseball has no clock, no ties, and no Liberal intrusions into the organized progression.” – George Will

“It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.” — Yogi Berra

I’ll see you all in a couple of weeks.

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The Final Fore?

BarackatedThe Final Fore?

As Obama Fine-Tunes His NCAA Brackets, Russian State Television Is Showing Mushroom Clouds (Doug Ross @ Journal)

…And, as 80,000 Russian troops mass on the Ukrainian border, the “leader” of the once Free World inexplicably finds time to respond to his denim denigrators:

“I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans. The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans.” (Obama Actually Responds to Allegations That He Wears Mom Jeans)

Denimstrating Toughness

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I, Barack Obama

The Bumsteads

“What the president will be doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president would be doing back at the White House. It’s just that the weather will be a little warmer.” — Josh Earnest, Deputy Press Secretary

“I believe he can be as ineffective in Key Largo as he was in the White House.” – Newt Gingrich

Interesting, isn’t it, that although the situation between Russia and the Ukraine is grave enough to warrant the declaration of a “national emergency” …

“I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of persons — including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine … constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”

…  no crisis or threat is ever serious enough to warrant interference with an Obama vacation plan — now that would be a true emergency.

While Russia beefed up its forces in Ukraine and the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up slightly, President Obama was criticized for spending the weekend on vacation with his family at an ultra-exclusive private community in the Florida Keys.

 Mr. Obama played two rounds of golf and luxuriated at the posh Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, a solidly Republican enclave where members must have a minimum net worth of $35 million to join. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and their entourage traveled to and from the island in a squadron of five government helicopters, reportedly requiring a contingent of more than 50 Secret Service agents, before returning to Washington late Sunday. (As Crimea falls, Obama takes Key Largo golf vacation, Biden hits Virgin Islands)

It’s bad enough that the U.S. taxpayer is forced to subsidize the lifestyle of every layabout in the country — now we’re shelling out for the monthly luxury jaunts of the ones in the White House.  Well, all that cash formerly allocated for the national defense has to go somewhere

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The Obama Doctrine: Tweet Strongly And Send ‘Em A Selfie

The Reset

“It’s pointless to pay attention to foreign policy when a Democrat is president, unless you enjoy having your stomach in a knot.” – Ann Coulter

“I have taken note of America’s staggering geopolitical incompetence, and mocked the messianic pretensions of your media-anointed President Obama. And I chuckle when I think about how long it took for Americans to notice his obvious ineptitude.” – Vladimir Putin

“It seems this new perspective on our military is based upon the misguided progressive socialist vision of social egalitarianism.  I remember back during the Clinton administration when we received a new training edict … The mandate was called, ‘consideration of others’ training, which we affectionately called ‘coo.’ It mandated that platoon-sized units have 60-90 minute training sessions based upon vignettes that enabled the members of the unit to discuss their feelings.” – Allen West

“The test of policy is how it ends, not how it begins.” – Henry Kissinger

 With all the barbs slung at him by the media and the Washington political establishment, you’d almost think Vladimir Putin was a Republican.  It makes you wonder if Vladdy’s real offense is not his incursion into the Ukraine (which, after all, has never been one of Barack Obama’s 57 States), but in affixing his signature to the law prohibiting “non-traditional” (i.e. homosexual) propagandizing to minors in Russia. In the eyes of the international community of pederasts and the New York Times editorial board, this was the moral equivalent of drowning puppies and caning the elderly. The old Grey Lady ain’t what she used to be — and neither is the so-called “Free World.”

When Reagan was president, the expression pro-Western meant something. It meant pro-representative government, pro-human rights and pro-Western (Judeo-Christian) values. Today, it means a willingness to accept same-sex “marriage,” abortion on demand, an anti-religion ethos – the agenda of the EU’s cultural commissars — and the economic dictates of the Brussels bureaucracy.

 Putin doesn’t want to see the EU — and, possibly, NATO — on his doorstep. Do you blame him? If someone overthrew a democratically elected, pro-American government in Ottawa and replaced it with an interim regime hostile to our interests, that contained neo-Nazi elements and which immediately moved against English-speaking Canadians, it would irritate us too. It would, that is, if there was an American in the White House. (Putin Doesn’t Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does)

Henry Kissinger, the old diplomatic warhorse who’s forgotten more about foreign policy than Jackasses like Barack Obama and John Kerry ever knew, says this about the latest crisis:

The West must understand that, to Russia, Ukraine can never be just a foreign country … Ukraine has been part of Russia for centuries, and their histories were intertwined before then … The Black Sea Fleet — Russia’s means of projecting power in the Mediterranean — is based by long-term lease in Sevastopol, in Crimea. Even such famed dissidents as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Joseph Brodsky insisted that Ukraine was an integral part of Russian history and, indeed, of Russia. (A Must Read From An Elder Statesman – Common Sense On Ukraine)

But Democrats, as Ann Coulter points out, have an unblemished history of foreign policy disasters stretching back to the cosmetically revised saga of the Kennedy administration:

JFK: Seeing he was dealing with a naif, Khrushchev promptly sent missiles to Cuba … In exchange for Russia’s laughably empty threats about Cuba, JFK removed our missiles from Turkey — a major retreat.  As Khrushchev put it in his memoirs: “It would have been ridiculous for us to go to war over Cuba — for a country 12,000 miles away. For us, war was unthinkable. We ended up getting exactly what we’d wanted all along, security for Fidel Castro’s regime and American missiles removed from Turkey.”

LBJ: Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, famously escalated the war in Vietnam simply to prove that the Democrats could be trusted with national security … LBJ’s incompetent handling of that war allowed liberals to spend the next half-century denouncing every use of American military force as “another Vietnam.”

Jimmy Carter: Carter warned Americans about their “inordinate fear of communism” and claimed to have been attacked by a giant swimming rabbit. His most inspired strategic move was to abandon the Shah of Iran, a loyal U.S. ally, which gave rise to the global Islamofascist movement we’re still dealing with today. [Ed. Note: Mr. Peanut also gave away the Panama Canal]

Slick Willy Clinton: Bill Clinton’s masterful handling of foreign policy was such a catastrophe that he had to deploy his national security adviser, Sandy Berger, to steal classified documents from the National Archives in 2003 to avoid their discovery by the 9/11 commission. Twice, when Clinton was president, Sudan had offered to turn over bin Laden to the U.S. But, unfortunately, these offers came in early 1996 when Clinton was busy ejaculating on White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Barack Obama: Obama couldn’t be bothered with preserving America’s victory in Iraq. He was busy helping to topple a strong American ally in Egypt and a slavish American minion in Libya — in order to install the Muslim Brotherhood in those countries instead … Obama has become such an object for Putin’s amusement that the fastest way to get the Russians out of Crimea would be for Obama to call on Putin to invade Ukraine.

Obama, of course, has almost three more years in which to solidify his already disastrous missteps; and, when gay “rights” and “diversity” replace military preparedness as an integral part of your national security posture, catastrophe can’t be very far away. In the unforgiving arena of foreign affairs, strongly worded “tweets” and a stream of narcissistic “selfies” are no substitute for a big stick.

Old School

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When Has The Left EVER Been Right?

The Adviser

“America’s national security cannot be entrusted to left-wing Democrats.” -- Richard Winchester

“Weakness is policy, and the world’s dictatorships have taken note. The only question now is how much more damage can be done before this disastrous presidency finally comes to an end.” – The Commentator

“Russian troops are invading Ukraine and we have no response. I suppose the Pentagon has more important things to worry about – like hair and makeup for our gay military.” – Allen West

Pick a topic, any topic. Barack Obama and his “progressive” cohorts have been wrong about it.  Global warming? “Arab Spring”? Stimulus? Benghazi? Syria? The “reset” with Russia? Obamacare?  His is a braintrust that has achieved perfection — they’re always wrong.

Why a population of theoretically intelligent citizens continues to trust with their country’s future left-wing politicians who have proved themselves monumentally unqualified to govern is a question best answered by a qualified psychotherapist or two (if such things exist). “You Bet Your Life” should be remembered as a TV show from the ’50s, not a description of America in the second decade of the 21st century.   Even such a formerly staunch Democratic media ally as the Washington Post has come to realize an eternal truth:  Nations will always respect strength and take advantage of weakness.

FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces … Unfortunately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has not received the memo on 21st-century behavior. Neither has China’s president, Xi Jinping … These men will not be deterred by the disapproval of their peers, the weight of world opinion or even disinvestment by Silicon Valley companies.

Nonetheless, the leftists who have commandeered the federal government are busy stripping our military down to a few bleached and transgendered bones:

Face of the Modern Military: Gay Troops Perform in Drag at Air Force Base

While Russia invades Ukraine, as Islamic terrorist factions plot the West’s destruction, our service members at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, are being treated to a gay and lesbian drag show … Thanks to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the military’s longstanding policy towards gays in the military, the military has seen an influx of gay marriage ceremonies and other events that celebrate the alternative lifestyle.

What Gutting The U.S. Military Means

[...] a combination of the Obama Administration’s policy decisions and budget cuts mandated by the Sequester — the idea for which originated in Obama’s White Housewould leave the U.S. military smaller and weaker than it has been in 74 years. The National Guard will also be reduced. Hagel went on to say that the U.S. would no longer be the world’s foremost military power. He also noted, apparently with equanimity, that reducing U.S. military capacity would likely entail risks to our military personnel and to the nation

 Once the budgetary savagery Hagel outlined for the military is in place, the U.S. will have a Navy with the fewest ships at sea since before World War I, the smallest Air Force ever, and an Army and Marine Corps smaller than at any time since 1940. Weapons systems that would modernize and upgrade our military capability will be canceled, and older weapons systems, such as the A-10, will be eliminated.

In addition to severely reducing America’s conventional military capability, Obama has drastically curtailed the country’s nuclear weapons capacity.

Rank ignorance or malice aforethought?  Allen West has no doubt which:

“Is Obama doing this intentionally? There can be no other answer than yes. Why? Because just like Bill Clinton, spending on domestic welfare nanny-state programs is more important to progressive socialists — after all, they want power, they need votes.”

Obama promised his supporters “fundamental transformation,” and he’s providing it.  Even Democrats will live to regret it.

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Ukraine: Back In The USSR?

Gary Locke caricature

“Americans no longer trust Obama, and for good reason. Worse, our enemies trust Obama — to do nothing … Our enemies realize now, the only real red line President Obama is willing to draw is through the words Competence and Action.” — Michael Ramirez

The results of having a feckless Marxist community organizer occupy the Oval Office for 6 years are becoming abundantly clear.  It’s as if, when surrounded by shrieking, war-painted hostiles, Tonto had convinced the Lone Ranger to “Just put down your pistols.  Let’s try and show ‘em we’re friendly.”  It never occurred to the guy in the mask that the loyalties of his “faithful” companion might lie elsewhere.  Likewise America — at least the half of it that considers the results of the latest TV talent show competitions more important than stopping the incremental dismantling of their nation by a cabal of leftists. Current events in the Ukraine are illustrative of the point:

“The Obama administration has responded, so far, in a manner that is pathetic even by its own standards. After issuing stern warnings to Russia not to invade Crimea, the administration, confronted with the actual presence of Russian troops on the ground, philosophized about whether it was really an invasion, suggesting that a more apt term might be an ‘uncontested arrival’

 President Obama himself, having delivered a limp warning to Vladimir Putin, decamped for a meeting of the Democratic National Committee, where he told a cheering crowd: ‘Well, it’s Friday, it’s after 5:00. So this is officially happy hour with the Democratic Party.

 It is not, of course, happy hour in Ukraine, or anywhere else where people are used to counting on American leadership. The man is simply unbelievable.” – John Hinderaker via Larwyn’s Linx

Heres To You KraineAs Iran develops nuclear weapons and Russia and Red China drastically increase their military spending, Barack Obama has decided to shrink United States forces back to pre-World War II levels. Vladimir Putin’s totem animal is still the bear and China’s remains the dragon but the American eagle, at least during the (hopefully) final years of the reign of Obama, should be replaced by the skunk.  Well, maybe not.  After all, no prudent polecat ever unilaterally cut back on his stink.

Michael Ramirez - Defense Cuts

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Under Siege

Steven SeagalIt’s probably safe to assume that Steven Seagal will not be invited to host the Oscars:

Steven Seagal Talks Obama Impeachment (WND)

[...] “I think that when we have a leadership that thinks the Constitution of the United States of America is a joke, when we have a president who has almost 1,000 executive orders now, when we have a Department of Justice that thinks that any kind of a judicial system that they make up as they are going along can get by with whatever they decide that they want to do – like Ted Nugent said, the Fast and the Furious, what’s happening with the Fast and the Furious? What’s happened with the truth about any of the greatest scandals of American history that have happened right before our eyes? If the truth about Benghazi were to come out now, I don’t think that this man would make it through his term. I think he would be impeached.”

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Freedom’s Just Another Word For Doing What You’re Told

House of Crumbs“Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.” – Thomas Sowell

“The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories. Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree.” – Ajit Pai

“The darkness of human nature parades smugly before us calling itself ‘hope and change’.” – Jeffrey T. Brown

“Democracy is so overrated.” – Frank Underwood/House of Cards

“Who are the Brain Police?” — Frank Zappa

I’ve always loved my country — and if I could ever find it again, I still would.  That nation is more than likely gone for good, ground into powder by self-serving politicians, unabashed subversives, and an ignorant electorate kneeling at the boots of its federal masters in hopes of being granted a few extra crumbs stolen from the tables of its neighbors.  A citizenry that would elect then re-elect a man like Barack Obama — a nascent totalitarian with a suspicious pedigree — and continue to tolerate him is a people that well deserves its fate.

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Obama Has Deep Pockets (Yours!)

No House Limit

“You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?  The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.” – Joe Biden

“We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate.” – Frank McKinney ‘Kin’ Hubbard

“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.” — Clarence Darrow

“In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.” – Charles de Gaulle

The biggest spender in the history of history, flush with a brand new letter of credit courtesy of John Boehner and company, wants to go on another spree: 

How is President Obama going to stanch the bleeding of red ink and get us on a path of fiscal solvency?

 BY ADDING ANOTHER $56 BILLION IN SPENDING.

The president next month will release a political document dressed up as a budget calling for an additional $56 billion for programs in areas such as education, manufacturing and job training. (White House Dossier)

The Obama PlanPeople with an addiction like this are usually forced into a 12-step program, not installed in the Oval Office. More government programs?  That’s like hoping for more incurable diseases, the difference being that the diseases might someday be eliminated.

Bad laws are like flatulence.  The stench remains long after the need has passed.  In New Jersey for example, it’s illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.  In Washington, it’s a felony to harass a Bigfoot.  In Champaigne, Illinois, it’s against the law to pee in your neighbor’s mouth.  In Massachusetts, it’s illegal to go to bed without first taking a bath.  In the Empire State, jumping off a building is a crime punishable by death.  In Texas, it’s a felony to own more than six dildos.  And in Hawaii, it’s not permitted to place coins in your ears — a measure that may have been taken in order to prevent a future president from bankrupting the state.

What this country needs is not more laws; it’s fewer lawmakers.

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Married Without Children

San Francy“I would say, you know, if you’re getting married — why are you getting married? Why would you get married? Why would anybody get married?” Nancy Pelosi

Why, indeed?  Of course, San Francy’s all for the institution as long as it’s between a pair of homosexuals, people that have no need for it — in America, they’re already free to shack up at will.  If marriage is fundamentally a societal framework designed primarily for the propagation and protection of the offspring it produces, then support for same-sex nuptials is revealed for what it is: a radical attack on accepted custom designed to weaken traditional families and the culture that nurturesMarried Without Children them.  But neither the Barbary Coast Buffoon nor most of her fellow Democrats have ever been noted for clear thinking and scrupulous logic.  Freedom and license are not the same thing, no matter how passionately the Jackasses wish them Gay Bladeto be.

Barack Obama describes homosexuality as a “fundamental American freedom.” Since when?  The Bill of Rights was not penned in order to free sodomites from the approbation of society or to enshrine their practices alongside freedom of speech, religion, or the right to bear arms.  As consenting adults, they are enabled by law to frolic as they choose these days.  That should be enough for anyone.Phil

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