American voters disapprove 54 – 39 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his lowest approval rating in any Quinnipiac University national poll since he became president, as even women disapprove 51 – 40 percent, according to a national poll released today.
The real news here is that President Obama continues to enjoy an approval rating of 39 percent which makes me continue to wonder whether it is really worth the effort to attempt to have any kind of a dialogue with people that support a person whose “signature accomplishment” has been shown to be such an unmitigated disaster. Obviously they continue to bury their heads in the sand and simply believe that all that one sees is not as it appears.
The truth is that the fall of the final curtain is not too far away.
WASHINGTON — Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials have told The Associated Press.
Interestingly, one of the officers was a woman. I wonder what demographic category the other offending officer represented. When one takes into account the percentages, having at least 50 percent of the offenders being women is quite a high number indeed.
I’m sorry. I couldn’t watch anymore. What a waste of perfectly good time. Only a real Obama fan, and I’m not even including all the left on this one, could stomach the absolute garbage this man was attempting to sell. Who was this man? Do he or his writers ever look at his previous speeches and pronouncements? It’s not only embarrassing for the nation, but almost more so for himself.
Verdict….pathetic…and, btw, let congress vote these possible strikes down right now and be done with it.
Putin said: “This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad.”
What’s worse is realizing who you believe.
An unfortunate consequence of ending gender bias in the military???
A well thought out response to the question of where to find the genesis of a military class whose origins and support comes from the elite class and whose loyalties lie with the government who has always doubled as the paymaster?
Think about it.
On several occasions I have addressed the problems associated with democracy. In the first place, the very characteristics which serve to define democracy as a system of governance are the ones which eventually cause it to fail. On the other hand, too often those who should know better attempt to change the definition in mid-stream in a vain attempt to absolve the system from accepting its rightful blame.
In any event for some reason I recently found myself reading an article published some time ago which had been given the somewhat aggressive title, Down With Democracy, and in which the author made the following observation:
The recognition of democracy as a machinery of popular wealth and income redistribution, then, in conjunction with one of the most fundamental principles in all of economics — that one will end up getting more of whatever it is that is being subsidized — provides the key to an understanding of the present age.
I recommend the reader take a moment to click on the link and consider what the author has to say. I might point out here that neither he, nor I, are against the system which many persist in erroneously labeling as a “democracy”.
One can always recognize the boss, or dominant party, because it is always the dominant one who is:
The one who can speak freely.
The one whose behavior is closely observed and emulated.
The one whose behavior is excused by his subordinates, even if that behavior is normally forbidden.
The one who exhibits behavior which in the long run provides the most chance of success.
Although the list is not an exhaustive one…….Any questions?
Now is no time to think or act otherwise.
It matters in ways with both long term and short term effects.
In an article published on July 14th I made the point that although many might agree that the verdict of “not guilty” in the Zimmerman case was “helpful”, it certainly was no cause for a huge celebration. It gives me no great pleasure now to revisit the subject and point out that subsequent events have borne me out, particularly as they relate to certain actions taken by the Obama Department of Justice. I’m afraid that my suggestion we hold off on popping the corks off any bottles of champagne continues to be in effect.
So, let’s first dispatch with the facts of the case… oh wait, Trayvor Martin’s supporters already have. The truth of the matter is that much of what happened back in February, 2012 between Martin and Zimmerman is beyond dispute and has been determined to be so in a Florida court of law. The verdict has been proved correct to the satisfaction of any reasonable person who cared to become even the least bit acquainted with the facts. There is not a single shred of evidence that supports in any real way the narrative offered by the partisans of Trayvor Martin.
In other words, there is no such thing as a case against Mr. Zimmerman worthy of the name…not now…not than….not….
Certainly this means that one of the more important questions left on the table is whether we are going to allow our justice system to be held hostage by the likes of a Trayvor Martin or whether we have finally had enough and are willing to make that point very clearly
The thing is, if we believe the media, there are “100 cities” planning on rallying for “justice” for Trayvon Martin. I therefore call on all Americans to stand fast in the face of this last desperate attempt to subvert the American system of justice and make it clear that the type of vigilante justice being advocated will no longer be tolerated. We do not live in ancient Rome where the blood thirst of the mob was appeased in the coliseum…where guilt or innocence was determined by a battle’s outcome…..where the sentence of death was more often than not pronounced on the spot and one did not have to be literate to know the difference between a thumbs up and a thumbs down.
The Now, the good news is that we seem to be seeing a resurgence of audible and public support for those who are willing to stand up for American Values. We are also beginning to see a corresponding and measurable decrease in support for those who continue to attempt to import and impose a replacement legal system which is far less fair and equitable than the one which was considered a part of our legacy not too many moons ago.
The bad news is that “we” have a President who is apparently locked in the past and seems unable to move beyond it. It is doubly ironic that we have a President of color who shares very few of the historical experiences one normally associates with the Black Experience and yet here he is, the “leader of the Free World” bemoaning the status of Blacks in today’s America. After watching the President various attempts to pander to the African American community it is increasingly evident that he simply doesn’t get it…
Let me help you out Mr. President, the American public, as in the majority of us, believe that it is well past time for the relevant members of the Black community to grow-up and put their big boy pants on. Making divisive speeches and attempting to affix blame anywhere but where it should be is counter productive and sure to have less than stellar results. There are good reasons that people, both black and white, react in the ways which the President spoke of in his remarks this past Friday, July 19, 2013. Asking people to change their perceptions while making no attempt to change the underlying reality is simply not a viable strategy.
Further, Mr. President, let’s get something straight… Trayvon Martin neither looked like the son I “might have had”, nor did I “look like him when I was his age”. The more important point, which you seem to be missing, is that particularly as the President of all the people of these United States it really shouldn’t matter. An interest in justice should not be based on whether the individual being interviewed has the same color skin as I do. Interestingly, it is this very ideal that so many non white individuals seem to have trouble understanding.
Certainly there are reasons to be optimistic, even if our current President seems unable to articulate a positive vision of where the United States is going, and how it is going to get there. At least this time less people seem inclined to roll over for the race baiters and race baiters and the flat out extortionists who have had it their way for so long. Take heart America.
Sure, there are still those stories, such as the ones about the President’s speeches which attempt to elevate the positions espoused by the barbarians inside theS gates as worthy of note, but don’t let them fool you. Stand fast America, you may yet leave something of value to future generations.
The surprise is not that the technology is available, but that so many Americans simply do not care about its use. I personally just became aware of the existence and use of “license plate technology”. I do not support its use under almost any circumstances, beginning with deploying it purportedly for “legitimate” law enforcement purposes units and certainly including its use as some kind of proprietary product in support of various private company goals and objectives.
Read the article I have linked below
There can be little doubt that this country is rapidly reaching the point of no return in any number of ways. One has but to take a quick peek out the window to see that the changes are generally occurring with the full support of those who know and care little about its history or culture. Attempting to understand why so many wish to kill the goose laying the golden eggs is really a fool’s game leaving many observers with little choice but to enjoy articles such as the one referenced here as being part of a larger farce.
Truthfully, not too many years ago even the least educated American citizen would have been roaring with laughter at the stupidity of the actors on stage as they showed their complete lack of any common sense. Let’s take a look at a few examples and see what the reader can pick out with little, if any, additional interpretation.
Just some samples:
adding to privacy advocates’ concerns that such data could be used improperly.
…it taps into a database of more than 1 billion records collected by automatic license plate readers.
creating massive databases where more than 99 percent of the entries represent innocent people.
But those involved in amassing license plate databases say such fears are unfounded – and that data obtained via Facebook, Twitter or a person’s cellphone are far more intrusive
“For us to figure out that information, it would take us billions and billions of license plates to get to that point. We’re at least 10 years away from that.”
Feel better yet? Check out the rest of the article.
Here’s a tropic which allows us to address a number of subjects all at once.
In the first place, it’s a question that had never really entered my mind until just recently. What this points out is how quickly a hotly debated topic from yesteryear can attain the label of a sacred cow. This is the ultimate goal of all political parties as it frames the and ensures that the final result fits into a certain paradigm. At a time when everything is being questioned, the ability to keep certain topics sacrosanct is more valuable than can be imagined.
On the other hand, taking a moment to review the tactics and positions of each side as they relate to such topics as this can provide interesting revelations and insights into today’s world. Whereas my initial reaction to the realization that I have never seriously considered the question is to……seriously consider the question….I would be very surprised if my reaction represented that of a significant number of others. Further, I will be very surprised if, no matter how I phrase the question or address the topic, I can find enough people with sufficiently open minds to consider the question on their own. The jury is still out on how many will attack me for being close minded for addressing the topic while they, at the same time, attempt to shut any discussion down. In any event……
In reviewing the arguments which were put forth prior to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment I have to admit that I was not impressed with the quality of those which came to my attention. The general underlying theme, in my estimation, was the attempt on the part of “progressives” to further the shift to a democracy from a republic in as short a time as possible. Of course they succeeded and unfortunately in so doing have proved those who suggested that ratification of the amendment represented the death knell of the republic to have been right.
Although there are number of problems with women universally being granted the right to vote, there are really very few questions one must answer prior to deciding on which side of the issue one’s personal political principles fall. Essentially the primary question which must be answered is the one which asks which particular unit it is that represents the building block of the society to which we are referring. If, as so many wish to claim in this day and age, the individual is the sole remaining unit worthy of the honor than so be it, but then accept that which comes along with just such a decision and delegation. I can only ask, why the wailing and moaning over losing all those societal characteristics which result from the decision to delineate the family as the basic unit? Perhaps the better route to have taken in deciding to whom to grant suffrage would have been to have made the decision based on the point at which particular individuals, regardless of gender, shouldered certain responsibilities?
At which point I bring to the reader’s attention the other question I see as important, which is to ask what particular sacrifices those of the female gender have asked of themselves in the past, or recommend for themselves in the future? If men and women make sacrifices for the family unit than both can rightly lay claim to particular benefits. On the other hand, if life is all about the individual, I fail to see why those of either gender should be required to make any sacrifices for anyone else regardless of gender.