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The Non-Exit Strategy Strategy: Damage Control Now Impossible

In Weekly Rant on 23/03/2011 at 19:59

On his way back from samba lessons in Buenos Aires Barack Obama is being greeted by a decidedly disappointed liberal media. When Jake Tapper is disappointed with a liberal president, let’s face it, damage control is pretty much impossible.

Never mind that Tapper and his cronies in the New York division of the White House press room have pimped this guy off on the American people for three years, now they want us to believe they are astonished with the result. We’ve not seen ingenuousness like this since Louie discovered gambling at Rick’s Place.

For weeks now—actually since the beginning of the year—we have been witnessing the gradual defection of the liberal media from the Obama camp, but there is a problem. They have nowhere to go.

Where is the Ted Kennedy who will challenge a president so out of his depth that the US Coast Guard couldn’t mount a rescue operation? Hillary gives no indication of running.

We are now in a de facto state of war with Libya and Obama is like a kid playing behind the wheel of Daddy’s car. He’s pushing buttons, cranking the wheel this way and that, and suddenly he finds the keys. Now the car is rolling out of the driveway.

This is not what we had in mind when we called for a no-fly zone. Charlie Wilsons War was funny; this is not. Before one wages war with even the most despicable Third World potentate, it is advisable to 1) know that one can finish the job, and 2) know that someone—preferably someone friendlier to your national interests—can fill the void once the operation is completed.

The Obama doctrine—which as near as we can determine is something akin to the Butterfly McQueen doctrine on birthing babies—it would seem does not take into consideration finite details. Get Gates on the phone; he can figure it out.

So what do we have?

What we now have is a media shooting rubber bands at each other across the press rooms of America, while a befuddled president makes yet another unfixable mess. This is no small problem for the likes of Tapper and Williams and that hoopster Harry Smith. They have to cocktail with this guy.

The question is now being asked: What if Gaddafi survives? And not a moment too soon, we might add. Because, thus far, it appears the dictator is consulting Jean Paul Gaultier on his fall line.


The Problem Isn’t The Spill – It’s The Drips That Report It

In Disappearing Ink on 08/05/2010 at 19:03

ABC's snarling news hound, Jake Tapper

ABC (the Anti-American Broadcasting Company) is reporting this morning that crucial safeguards in place on British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig failed when the rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana two weeks ago

The disingenuousness of television network news and the Obama administration it hocks for on a daily basis shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone by now, but the way media have massaged the spill in the Gulf to satisfy its left-wing political agenda is astounding.

Here are a couple of ways both the administration and the media are exploiting it:

First the size of the spill is being reported in gallons-per-day rather than barrels, in order to make the disaster appear more catastrophic. To a wing of New York news fairies that have never checked a dipstick in their entire lives 70,000 barrels of oil just doesn’t have the pizzazz that 3,000,000 gallons does.

In comparison, the Exxon Valdez dumped a total of 257,000 barrels (that’s 11 million gallons in news-speak), requiring a nasty cleanup effort that took 4 years to complete.

Unreported by the networks in the Valdez spill, however, is that Alaskan winter storms did more to clean up the mess than all of the government-mandated penitence Exxon paid for daring to be in the petroleum business.

In this latest television production British Petroleum is playing the Exxon role.

Not to minimize the human toll in the event or its eventual effect on Gulf Coast business; the damage will be significant, and undoubtedly BP will be found to have made mistakes in the end. But the public doesn’t seem to be buying this as the national disaster the media played up in the Valdez spill.

Secondly, where was the Obama administration when the well blew? What about the spill contingency plan they did not implement immediately? And what is it about these guys and their ski vacations and rafting trips? By now even some Democrats are calling Barack the “What Me Worry? President.”

So where is this red-meat media that practically accused George Bush of creating Katrina? Here’s Jake Tapper’s contribution: That Jake is a real counter-puncher! Okay, Tapper broke the story on Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland’s raft trip at the beginning of the crisis, but where oh where is the vitriol the networks handed out to the Bush administration night after night?

The Washington Post takes Obama to task with this headline: Oil Spill, Failed Bombing Offer Obama A Challenge Of Message, Management. Grrr! You guys are fierce guard dogs of the public trust.

Once again Obama was asleep at the switch, and we probably wouldn’t know that if it weren’t for the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and Redstate.com.

When all is said and done the Deepwater Horizon spill could be worse than the Valdez, but it may not come anywhere close. Newsies love to talk potential when it involves the lives of cute little sea otters. The eleven dead guys on the platform don’t bother them much.

But the worst toll may be to US security. Media and the Left and are already using the Gulf disaster  to stop all future petroleum drilling off US coastal waters, even when part of every dollar US motorists spend on gas goes directly into the coffers of Osama bin Laden.

Osama became rich on American oil dollars and the media should be pounding that every night. Instead of cooing when Al Gore sends them housewarming invitations for his new seaside palace.

Obama’s Jewish Solution?

In Obamarama, The Enemy Among Us on 19/03/2010 at 04:30

London – (AP) Today Great Britain demanded that the US government cease developments on approximately 389,166 sq mi along its southern borders with Mexico. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that the US could make historic strides in healing its rift with Mexico by clearing out of settlements on the north bank of the Rio Grande and points north. The land was occupied by the US after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. Mexico has claimed for years that it was coerced into signing the treaty.

Of course none of this actually happened. However, it is roughly what Barack Obama is demanding that Israel do with their settlements in east Jerusalem. Successive US presidents have relentlessly bullied Israel, a sovereign nation, into ceding its birthright to Palestinians for 60 years.

Obama’s turn against Israel has been a long time coming. The liberal media have pushed it for years. In an article printed in 2001, the Christian Science Monitor even suggested that America’s relationship with Israel was a key factor in Osama bin Laden’s attack on the World Trade Center, citing mostly Arab sources.

Let’s be clear. Israel is the only nation in existence with a right to one square inch of Jerusalem or any other part of Israel for that matter.
Most of the territory captured during 1967’s Six Day War rightfully belonged to Israel to begin with.

Let’s be clearer. This issue has nothing to do with Palestinian statehood. It is about Islam’s sworn oath to destroy Israel from the face of the earth.

The United Nations didn’t ‘create’ a homeland for the Jewish people in 1948; it returned Israel’s rightful land to them. It is their land and has been for 4,000 years. Israel has the oldest written land contract in the world to establish its inherent right to the land of Israel. It may be perused in the Book of Genesis beginning in the 11th chapter.

Some historians would have you believe that the Palestinians are descended from the ancient Philistines. Nonsense. The Palestinians are not mentioned as a people in history prior to 1928. They were not previously a people of any significance. If they have a homeland it is Jordan. Israel reoccupied East Jerusalem – the City of David – during the Six Day War and maintains its occupation today. It is the ancient capitol of their nation. And now Barack Obama is demanding they stop building on their land.

Between the time of the Israelite kingdoms and the Muslim conquests in the 7th century, Israel fell under the successive occupations of the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persia, Greece, Rome, Sussanian, and Byzantine empires. In approximately 628, the Byzantines expelled the Jews almost entirely. For their entire history the Jews have been uprooted, enslaved, and exterminated.

Islamics have been free grazing on land stolen from Israel over centuries, which is why they located the Dome of the Rock mosque on precisely the spot where Solomon’s Temple once stood. The Jewish religion calls for the rebuilding of that temple and as long as the Dome is there it is not possible.

The Israelis have irrevocable ancient and current rights to the land they now occupy, more credible rights than Islam even has as a legitimate religion. Israel now occupies a mere postage stamp of Abraham’s original land grant. Yet Barack Hussein Obama has turned his back on them and continues to coddle a treacherous band of thugs.

The next time you hear this president or any other elected leader speak of Israel as if it were a squatter in east Jerusalem, dash off an email. Ask them what they intend to do about Texas.