Saturday, August 09, 2008

News Jog

The Russians attack Georgia. After reading Stratfor's brief analysis, I think Putin is sending a message. He is saying, "Unless you're prepared to go to the mattresses, please stop this foolish talk about Georgia joining NATO. We're the boss in this part of town." As Stratfor notes, it is more important how the other former Soviet Republics respond to this message than how the west responds, because let's face it: ain't a chance in hell America will go to war with Russia over Georgia. (Their Georgia, not our Georgia.)

John Edwards confesses he screwed around. Someone high up in the party must have leaned on him and said, "End this thing!" So while Edwards was exploiting his wife's cancer for political gain, he was also cheating on her. What a guy! He's a man who got rich suing doctors. No sympathy for this creep.

Olympics begin. Been too busy to watch. Backstage at the performance of The Tempest last night an actor told me that four bicyclists wore face masks because of the pollution and they were forced to apologize to China. My response was, "F**k China."

The Obama salute. It is done by forming an O with your fingers. What I want to know is: did anyone run this by Obama and did he say, "Gee, that's a swell idea"? He's running for POTUS, not for the leadership of some cult in California.

Obama derides America to seven-year girl. This has been getting a lot of criticism from conservatives.

All you need to know about Barack and Michelle's anti-Americanism is that it comes from New Leftist altruism. They believe that America under Bush has not sacrificed sufficiently to the rest of the world. They believe the Iraq war was an act of self-interest by rich Republicans who will make millions from oil and Halliburton.

This is why Michelle called America "downright mean." Although it sounds like something a sixth-grader would say, mean is a favorite word of altruists (as is mean-spirited). In their view it's either-or: either America sacrifices or it is mean. There are no rational egoists in their philosophy; all the world is divided into three categories -- victims, altruists who sacrifice for the victims and selfish beasts who make others their victims. Bush, Cheney and the neocons are among the mean ones who invade helpless countries for financial gain. Obama is an altruist.

If Obama is elected, he will change Bush's mean policies. America will sacrifice greatly to the rest of the world and be loved again. It's the same idea behind the liberal Rob Reiner's recent comments:

If Obama wins, Reiner predicts a great deal of interaction between the candidate and Hollywood, like the days of the Clinton presidency.

"You’d have the same thing, absolutely. There’d be the same kind of love and respect, but I think you’d have it even bigger. With someone like Obama, I think the whole country, the whole world will coalesce. Every election is about change, and change takes a long time because there are big issues that can’t be changed overnight. But the one thing that will change dramatically is how we’re viewed around the world. Once Obama is in there, the world will view us in an entirely different light. And that, to me, is a good thing."

The whole world will coalesce. I end this post by noting that it is only by a titanic act of will power that I write no insult involving the word meathead.

8 comments:

Chuck said...

There are also reports that the Russians attempted to bomb the major oil pipeline in Georgia that carries oil to the world market, via the Black Sea. Very convenient target, with the price of oil plummeting and Russia utterly dependent upon it.

The Chinese apparently spent $300 million on the opening ceremony spectacular, ten times as much as Athens spent on their opening ceremony. Very impressive show, with thousands of people doing Tai Chi and other thousands (2008 of them, to be exact) beating some ancient form of drum in unison. I have to say, thought, that it reminded me of nothing so much as the old Nazi nighttime mass parade spectacles. All these people celebrating - what? Communist government? They celebrated Chinese history, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. NBC did not show the whole spectacle, so I cannot say if they celebrated Maoism.

But they were emphasizing peace and harmony - especially harmony with nature. In other words, the thing was big on environmentalism. So the disease has spread even to China.

mike18xx said...

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Dismuke said...

John Edwards confesses he screwed around. Someone high up in the party must have leaned on him and said, "End this thing!" So while Edwards was exploiting his wife's cancer for political gain, he was also cheating on her. What a guy! He's a man who got rich suing doctors. No sympathy for this creep.

Even Maureen Dowd is now referring to him as the Breck Girl.

I find this to be quite amusing and am enjoying it. That man has always been a real creep.

As for the scandal - I wonder if what I am smelling is a Clinton.

Time for me to put on my little tin foil hat and spin a conspiracy theory.

I wonder who tipped the National Enquirer off on this?

There is NO WAY that such dirt could have been allowed to have been seen coming from the CLINTON campaign, of all people. They, of course, are the LAST people in a position to take Edwards out on something like that.

But it is generally accepted as true that the Clintons are very much into digging up dirt on potential political enemies.

Edwards was never that much of a threat to Hillary in the primaries so there was no real need to make this into an issue at that time.

In recent days, however, there has been talk that Hillary Clinton might put her name in for nomination in the Democratic Convention. Some say she is making that threat to boost her negotiating power with Obama.

The one thing that is known for sure: Hillary lusts for power with every ounce of her being and her mind is always active seeking any little opening that might present itself that would enable her to achieve it.

Maybe in the next couple of weeks we will have another scandal suddenly hit - this time about Obama. Perhaps the Democratic Party will be thrown in to chaos and Hillary will seize the moment and place her name up for nomination. This scandal removes Edwards from any possible role of a compromise candidate if the nomination once again becomes up for grabs.

This is, of course, nothing more than totally wild speculation on my part - and a bit of wishful thinking. Obama and McCain both frighten me very, very much. Hillary is a Stalinist to her fingertips - but if she somehow manages to steal the Democratic nomination and win the presidency, she will enter office as the most hated new president ever. She will be castrated from the very get go - hated by Democrats and Republicans alike. We will have four years of wonderful, blissful gridlock.

Anyhow, time for me to take my little tinfoil hat off now. It is time for me to step into my yard and watch the skies for UFOs!

Myrhaf said...

About 10 years or so ago there was news that the Clintons are close to someone at the National Enquirer, so it is not impossible that they would use the tabloid for their nefarious ends. I read somewhere that Hillary still refers to Obama as "my opponent" instead of as "the presumptive nominee." I don't know what she wants at the present or what she can get, but I suspect we have not seen the last of her.

If you see the aliens, ask them why they would undertake the mind-boggling expense and heroic effort of traveling across light years to Earth only to give rednecks anal probes.

Mike said...

"F**k China."

I heart you so much, W.G.!

Myrhaf said...

Thanks, M.B.!

Dismuke said...

If you see the aliens, ask them why they would undertake the mind-boggling expense and heroic effort of traveling across light years to Earth only to give rednecks anal probes."

That's not the only reason they are here. The primary reason they come so far is in order to catch a glimpse of those really hot and sexy Earth goddesses such as Janet Reno, Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas. Women in distant parts of outer space don't look like that.

Myrhaf said...

Jeez, you had to bring up those battle axes...