Satire by John W. Lillpop
Shutting down the United States government is very serious business, not to be taken lightly or flippantly. Our government is, after all, a huge coalition of incompetent bureaucrats engaged in entirely meaningless activities resulting in wasteful spending on grand scale, not seen elsewhere in our universe, and perhaps even beyond.
Imagine the vast vacuum that will be created when hundreds of thousands of otherwise unemployable loons like Lois Lerner are not clogging the highways and byways of our nation’s capitol, and not spending your great, great grandchildren into abject poverty.
Consider, too, the possible return of sanity to our decaying republic if the Oval Office is shuttered and boarded leaving The One with nothing to do but golf and work on his ESPN basketball picks for the 2014 Spring Madness debacle just six months hence!
Furloughing Barack Obama may be the only thing that can save America from the dual vices of bankruptcy and Sharia law!
And what if the shutdown included the State Department where boss man John Kerry, who once threw his military medals over the fence in the front of the White House to protest the Vietnam war, is forced to while away the hours on his sail boat instead of working 24/7 to toss the 2nd Amendment to wolves at the United Nations?
A shutdown may give We the People a chance to “Swift boat” Kerry once again.
And how might we all benefit if Ben Bernanke’s printing press was moth balled for a while, bringing an abrupt pause to the Quantitative Easing madness which will be unnecessary once the Obama spending addiction is treated?
What if coal-hating buzzards at the EPA were sent home, putting a hold on the evil plan to eliminate a private American industry via government fiat? How many jobs could be salvaged in the coal producing states?
And what if dedicated anarchists at Treasury who send monthly foreign aid checks to Mexico, Egypt, and other dysfunctional third-world nations were unable to send those checks starting October 1?
Imagine walking through an airport without being mauled by sexual predators posing as TSA agents!
Best of all, a shutdown could mean that the IRS would be unable to spend tax dollars to willfully promote the Democrat Party, and that those 16,000 heads which were to be hired for Obamacare can instead seek more suitable work as loan sharks and street prostitutes.
On and on the list goes.
A government shutdown could be the equivalent of every American citizen sharing in a multi-trillion-dollar power ball jackpot, without even buying a ticket.
Government shutdown good for America? Hell yes, in fact it may be our only hope for survival!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:30 AM
By John W. Lillpop
How amusing to watch left-wing fools like Harry Reid try to shame Republicans into complying with the Marxist rubbish known as Obamacare!
It is, after all, the law of the land, Progressives shout with indignation at those who continue to resist turning 16 percent of the US economy over to a ding bats like Nancy Pelosi and a corrupt communist like Barack Obama.
The obvious reply is, “So WHAT?”
The rule of law means nothing to Democrats when it comes to the tens of millions of non-English speaking peasants who have invaded America from south of our borders, and whom are here for the free food, shelter, health care, education, and other booty!
Rule of law you say? What about Obama’s violation of the law when he ruled that the will of Congress was irrelevant when it comes to deporting invading criminals-- and likely Democrats?
What about Obama willfully ignoring the War Powers Act when it came to the Tomahawk missiles he ordered fired into Libya?
Face it: The Rule of law is all but dead in America thanks to the worst president in US history—Barack Obama!
We the people are entitled to ignore Obamacare which will cost millions of American jobs and establish another unsustainable entitlement for people too stupid or lazy to survive on their own.
Obamacare: Ignore it now, on October 1, and forever!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:03 AM
By John W. Lillpop
With his daring, unrelenting search for truth in the US Senate last week, Ted Cruz has established himself as the anti-establishment rebel America needs to thwart the malicious Marxism of Harry Reid and Barack Obama.
Sick of Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and other RINO abominations? Of course, we all are.
Good news may be just around the corner as 2014 elections near.
When the GOP takes the Senate from the tired, old corrupt hands of Harry Reid in 2014, Ted Cruz will be the most logical choice to serve as Majority Leader!
Imagine that: Ted Cruz, Senate Majority Leader!
Some will resist, knowing that Cruz could be the GOP’s best chance to end the harmful career of Hillary Clinton in 2016.
That may be, but he can do both! What better stage than the US Senate to lead the nation out of the Marxist morass of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid?
As Senate Majority Leader, Ted Cruz can show his talents in advance of 2016 and avoid another spectacular failure of the sort that voting for a Marxist community organizer dumped on America.
Ted Cruz could use the Senate to begin the de-Obamaization of the world’s greatest Democracy while setting the tables for an all-conservative government in 2016!
Conservatives can fundamentally re-transform America to the greatness of the pre-Obama era! We need Ted Cruz to lead the way!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 6:50 PM
By John W. Lillpop
In a truly disgusting culling of scientific facts in favor of political correctness, the alarmist IPCC panel has continued to promote the myth which holds that climate change is a serious threat to survival of the very planet, and that we humans are most likely the cause.
As reported at the reference, the IPCC is even more determined than ever to make human activity the culprit in the demise of our beloved home, regardless of the facts:
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, a new report by an international scientific group said Friday.
Calling man-made warming “extremely likely,” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change used the strongest words yet on the issue as it adopted its assessment on the state of the climate system.
In its previous assessment, in 2007, the U.N.-sponsored panel said it was “very likely” that global warming was man-made.
It now says the evidence has grown thanks to more and better observations, a clearer understanding of the climate system and improved models to analyze the impact of rising temperatures.
“Our assessment of the science finds that the atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, the global mean sea level has risen and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased,” said Qin Dahe, co-chair of the working group that wrote the report.
The full 2,000-page report isn’t going to be released until Monday, but a summary for policymakers with the key findings was published Friday. It contained few surprises as many of the findings had been leaked in advance.
Climate activists said the report should spur governments to action.
“There are few surprises in this report but the increase in the confidence around many observations just validates what we are seeing happening around us,” said Samantha Smith, of the World Wildlife Fund.
One of the most controversial subjects in the report was how to deal with a purported slowdown in warming in the past 15 years. Climate skeptics say this “hiatus” casts doubt on the scientific consensus on climate change.
Many governments had objections over how the issue was treated in earlier drafts and some had called for it to be deleted altogether.
In the end, the IPCC made only a brief mention of the issue in the summary for policymakers, stressing that short-term records are sensitive to natural variability and don’t in general reflect long-term trends.”
Once again, climate alarmists have sacrificed scientific integrity at the altar of progressive political voodoo.
Posted by John W Lillpop at 6:13 AM
By John W. Lillpop
As a member of the Linkedin. com social media, I have never been endorsed as a “Biblical scholar” or even mentioned favorably as a spiritual savant.
Few in Linkedin, or anywhere else for that matter, associate the Holy name Lillpop with seer or prophet. My visions are mostly hallucinatory at worse, irrelevant at best.
Still, with my limited (NONE) training in theology, even I can see the clouds of doom gathering over Christendom, especially the Vatican and Pope Francis.
To begin with, the sudden departure of Pope Benedict is not yet explained satisfactorily…to my inquiring mind.
Why did he leave? What skeletons in his closet drove Pope Benedict to such an abrupt exit from a cushy job in Rome?
Then, from where in Hades does Pope Francis derive his religiosity? Straight from Beelzebub?
How else to explain Pope Francis reaching out to atheists and those who condone abortion and gay marriage?
Or is this just a political ploy to make a place for Nancy Pelosi and her counterfeit spirituality in the Catholic Church?
Has Satan invaded the Vatican and taken over? Does Pope Francis need an exorcist? If so, is it covered by ObamaCare?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 2:58 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Among his vast dossier of actions to distort, deny, and denigrate truth, Barack Obama’s arrogant dismissal of the many scandals haunting his administration as “phony,” is among the most audacious, and offensive.
For it was back in the grand month of July when Obama, as reported at reference 1, stood before the nation and the world in defense of innocence and good and declared the following:
“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.”
Unfortunately for Obama, none of the scandals has been proven “Phony” and all are still alive and well despite the full-court stonewalling waged by the White House and Democrats in Congress.
The case of Lois Lerner, she of IRS notoriety, is a prime example.
As reported at widely throughout the media, this stellar government employee is leaving government to spend more time with her family(NOT):
WASHINGTON – Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the heart of the scandal involving the targeting of Tea Party groups, is retiring.
Lerner, who headed the division in the tax-collecting agency that handles applications for tax-exempt status, had been placed on paid administrative leave in May. Calls for her dismissal came almost immediately following allegations she had participated in unfairly targeting conservative groups.
The IRS confirmed on Monday that she has resigned, though it's unclear how that decision might affect the ongoing congressional investigations into the scandal.
"Since May, the IRS has taken decisive actions to correct failures in Exempt Organizations management, replacing top leadership throughout the chain of command," the agency said in a written statement announcing her retirement. "In addition, IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel created an Accountability Review Board to fully review information to ensure proper oversight in handling personnel issues."
The announcement has not quieted calls for a thorough probe into the agency's actions. It's also not clear what kind of government-paid retirement benefits Lerner might be receiving.
"Just because Lois Lerner is retiring from the IRS does not mean the investigation is over. Far from it. In fact, there are many serious unanswered questions that must be addressed so we can get to the truth," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a written statement.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said: "Lois Lerner's exit from the IRS does not alter the Oversight Committee's interest in understanding why applicants for tax exempt status were targeted and inappropriately treated because of their political beliefs."
"We still don't know why Lois Lerner, as a senior IRS official, had such a personal interest in directing scrutiny and why she denied improper conduct to Congress. Her departure does not answer these questions or diminish the Committee's interest in hearing her testimony," he said.
Sounds like Congress ain’t buying Obama’s nonsense about “Phony!”
Keep digging GOP, and we will surely learn why an employee of the government for over three decades is fleeing from a “phony” scandal!
Ref 1: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/313191-obama-talks-up-economy-hits-gop-focus-on-phoney-scandals#ixzz2g1z19PkQ
Posted by John W Lillpop at 1:27 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made national headlines with a full throat rant against a group of “immature, arrogant, spoiled brats.”
For a fleeting moment, there was a glimmer of hope that the RINO Maverick from Arizona had come to his senses by finally recognizing that the tens of millions of non-English speaking peasant-criminals who have invaded the US from south of our borders have wreaked economic, social, and moral havoc on We the People!
Could it be that McCain finally came to understand that mass deportations, rather than surrender through amnesty, was the sane way out for the sovereign state of America, and her 300 million citizens?
Alas, nothing so important as nation sovereignty and the rule of law had caught McCain’s edgy fancy.
Instead, the Senator was frothing at the mouth over the audacity of the Los Angeles Dodgers for invading the swimming pool of his beloved Arizona Diamondbacks after the LA nine smacked his toothless Snakes into the clutches of a long, cold winter.
Which is to say, the Dodgers clinched the NL West title on the Diamondbacks home field and then celebrated the booty conquest with a refreshing dip in the D-Backs pool.
As reported at the reference:
After taking on Russian President Vladimir Putin this week, a few partying Los Angeles Dodgers ballplayers are nothing to Sen. John McCain.
The Arizona Republican took to his Twitter account to blast the Dodgers who jumped into the pool at Chase Field, home turf of his beloved Diamondbacks, when they (The Dodgers) clinched the National League West division title on Thursday.
"No-class act by a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!" McCain tweeted, with a link to a commentary by Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic. The column's title: "The Dodgers are idiots."
Idiots they may be, but they are also winners of the NL West and are on the way to the playoffs.
Which leaves the Snakes and their RINO senator choking on their own venom, back in the desert.
Still, it is encouraging to see that McCain can appreciate the fact that, at least when it come to baseball, taking over another’s property is the work of immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!
How about applying that same logic to the invasion of America by tens of millions of illegal aliens, Senator?
Vote NO on amnesty!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:31 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Much of Barack Obama’s faulty governance is attributed to his exceptional ability to distort the truth: That is, he is a damned liar!
However, Obama’s public pronouncements of late are so far removed from reality that one wonders if other forces are at work.
For instance, The One made headlines by declaring that increasing the debt ceiling will NOT increase the debt.
Before that, he emphatically stated that he did NOT draw a red line in the Syrian crisis.
And even as labor unions demand that Obamacare be changed or repealed, and as more and more employers take actions to avoid the stings of Obamacare, he insists that the ACA is not harming the economy and is good for the American middle class.
These examples should send a red flag to all members of Congress accordingly: Is Barack Obama suffering from “diminished capacity,” and does that condition pose a threat to the national interests and security of the United States?
Remember when Obama insisted that the War Powers Act did not apply to his actions in Libya? His “reasoning” was that firing Tomahawk Missiles did not involve “hostilities.”
One of the arguments Obama used in pushing the ACA is that his plan would cover 30 million people currently without insurance, and that adding those 30 million to the insurance rolls would reduce health care costs.
Did anyone believe that?
On and on the list of incredible nonsense goes.
All of which should force Congress to seriously question Obama’s ability to lead the nation and defend the Constitution.
In other words, is Barack Obama suffering from diminished capacity so severe that he should be removed from office in accordance with the 25th Amendment?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:33 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Progressive sad sacks like Nancy Pelosi tried to spin Obama’s devastating defeat at the hands of Vladimir Putin (on Syria) into a spectacular win.
"I think this is a victory for President Obama," Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill press conference.
Pelosi must be in a world of her own making…a fantasy world in which facts are irrelevant, perhaps even dangerous if they dare diminish the Obama Messiah myth.
Undeterred by truth and facts, the Obama Victory train continues to wrack up wins, as defined by blind lunatics like Pelosi.
The latest BHO “V” involves the US relationship with Brazil, as reported at the reference:
WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama, an embarrassing diplomatic rebuke by Brazil has compounded an already troublesome stretch for the White House both at home and abroad.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced Tuesday that she was putting off a state visit to the U.S. next month to protest an American spy program that has aggressively targeted her nation's government and private citizens alike.
Rousseff's decision deepened the global fallout for Obama from revelations about National Security Agency surveillance programs, which have also angered many Americans. The announcement also came amid criticism of Obama's public shifting over the threat of U.S. military action against Syria.
Some foreign policy analysts say such issues raise questions about Ob
ama's standing around the world.
"The real issue becomes, How does this affect American influence in the world?" said Carl Meacham, director of the Americas program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "Is American influence knocked down a few notches as a result of this?" He called Rousseff's action "almost unheard of."
Throughout his summer travels abroad, Obama has been dogged by criticism of the government's spying programs. While the anger has been particularly intense in privacy-protective Europe, Rousseff was also incensed about revelations that the U.S. intercepted her communications with aides.
Questions about U.S. influence under Obama have also been raised during the debate over a chemical weapons attack in Syria. The president struggled to gain international support for a possible military strike against Syria, then was bailed out when Russia pitched a last-minute diplomatic option to resolve the crisis.
Obama's advisers dispute the notion that the Syria debate signals a decline in American influence, saying Russia's plan to strip Syria of its chemical weapons stockpiles only emerged because of the threat of U.S. military action.
Earlier this month, it was Obama who canceled a trip - to Moscow because of Russia's role in the NSA matter. Russia granted temporary asylum to Snowden, the NSA leaker, despite White House pleas that he be returned to the U.S. to face espionage charges.
Rousseff would have been the first Brazilian leader to be honored with a state visit to the U.S. since 1995.
The Brazilian president had been threatening for weeks to cancel her trip to Washington. The White House invested significant effort in getting her to change her mind. Obama talked with Rousseff at length on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, earlier this month and national security adviser Susan Rice tried to mitigate the damage during talks with Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo.
Following her meeting with Obama at the G-20, Rousseff said Obama promised her answers about the programs and told her he didn't want her to cancel her trip. Still, she asserted that spying on a friendly country is incompatible with democratic alliances.
Still, to quote the demented Lady from San Francisco, “This is another fantastic victory for The One! Who needs Brazil anyway?”
By John W. Lillpop
Monday’s massacre at the Washington Navy Yard has Barack Obama once again reaching for his Executive Order pad as he desperately searches for a solution to the outbreak of slaughters on US military bases, Monday’s tragedy almost certainly a repeat of the misnamed “workplace violence” at Fort Hood in 2009.
Workplace violence? Yep, that is the only viable description for the carnage in Washington, since the war on terror has long been over, at least in Obama’s very confused mind.
Executive Orders are clever devices used by presidents who have zero leadership skills. They are perfect for shoving the Constitution and the US Congress aside in order to implement an untalented tyrant’s dangerous agenda.
But can Executive Orders stop mental illness?
As reported at the reference, that is what appears to have driven Aaron Alexis to gun down 12 innocent Americans, an act which finally cost Alexis his own life:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. law enforcement officials are telling The Associated Press that the Navy contractor identified as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said.
Aaron Alexis, 34, had been treated since August by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the criminal investigation in the case was continuing. The Navy had not declared him mentally unfit, which would have rescinded a security clearance that Alexis had from his earlier time in the Navy Reserves.
Family members told investigators that Alexis was being treated for his mental issues.”
Obama may be slick as silk and smooth as whipped cream, but it is doubtful that yet another dumb EO will change anything.
Or do you suppose that Aaron Alexis would have not done his dastardly deed if Obama had only issued an EO prohibiting the use of guns by those suffering from mental infirmity?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:57 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama’s electoral success is due, in no small part, to unwary labor leaders who blindly followed The One’s Marxist promise to “Bless the Little Guy by Soaking the Rich.”
Naïve labor leaders bought into Obama’s Pied Piper fantasy about reducing health care costs by adding 30 million uninsured to the public trough!
Both Obama and Big Labor continue to hallucinate about the existence of “Free lunches,” and the morality and wisdom of stealing from the successful to subsidize the slothful and inept.
Big Labor can be excused, partially, for greedily subscribing to the Marxist notion of wealth redistribution. After all, why not force the rich to pay their “fair share,” even if it requires a tyrannical government to seize THEIR wealth to do the deed?
Indeed, as long as redistribution mania does not cost union coffers and their members more booty, why fret about unlovable millionaires and billionaires?
Along the way, Big Labor learned a vital lesson about Barack Obama and Marxist “fairness.”
To begin with, labor leaders learned that Obama is a congenital liar who will say damn near anything to get elected and to get his way in governance.
Promises made to reach Marxist goals are essentially “inoperative” once The One is in office, and are equally meaningless once a "Legacy” signature bill has been signed into law…as in the train wreck known as the Affordable Care Act.
Secondly, Soak the Rich” policies are terrific---unless one happens to be “Rich,” as defined by a goofy Marxist government.
Which is the case when it comes to “Cadillac” plans enjoyed by some Union members.
However, an unintended consequence of redistribution has caught up with Obamacare and Big Labor. Thus, the groveling faithful are in open revolt against Obamacare as reported at the reference:
Despite pressure from top labor leaders, the Obama administration said late Friday it cannot extend government subsidies tied to the new health care law to union members with multi-employer health plans.
It appears that despite fiery rhetoric over the summer, the unions were unable to convince the Obama administration that their plans should benefit from the same type of premium support.
Earlier this week, the AFL-CIO passed a resolution at its convention that calls on the Obama administration to change the health overhaul and reiterates their desire to see a government-run single-payer health system.”
Will Obamacare finally teach Big Labor that Progressive solutions are no match for good-old fashioned market forces in a capitalist society?
Or will Big Labor remain manacled to the slavery that inevitably follows when one follows a Progressive (and clueless) Pied Piper?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 6:12 AM
By John W. Lillpop
The only thing worse than a gang of corrupt Democrats playing deceitful games with Congressional protocol, such as the Obamacare stinker passed in the wee hours of the night by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, is a gang of addled Republicans hell- bent on outdoing the Democrats when it comes to tomfoolery, fraud, and sheer idiocy.
Unfortunately, the GOP House attempted such a travesty with a bill cleverly(?)designed to give House Republicans a chance to vote to defund Obamacare, while simultaneously allowing GOP types to fund the ACA, all in one foul-smelling piece of legislative voodoo that only one as simple-minded as Nancy Pelosi could appreciate.
This fiasco was described as follows:
The House would vote to fund the government in one bill and to defund (or delay) Obamacare in another. A special rule would force the Senate to vote on both. So, the Democrat-controlled Senate would face no pressure and approve the spending while rejecting the Obamacare defunding. The sole purpose of this unusual mechanism would be to bamboozle voters at home into thinking their congressman took a stand, when he actually surrendered without a fight. The proposal didn't go over well Tuesday at a rally at the Capitol sponsored by various Tea Party groups, where several speakers blasted the ploy. By Wednesday, a planned vote on the continuing resolution had been pulled.
God help us if the Republican Party has sunk to the level of Nancy Pelosi!
Perhaps its time to defund the GOP House leadership?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 5:55 AM
By John W. Lillpop
As America’s downward spiral and waning world influence continues unabated, the utter incompetence of the Obama Administration is providing unprecedented opportunities for our enemies to shine in matters once thought to be the exclusive province of the United States.
The most recent example involves the science/art of peace making, considered a natural strength for America because of the Nobel Peace Prize curiously awarded to Barack Obama in 2009.
After five plus years of Obama goofs and incompetence, a new player on the international scene threatens to overtake the US as THE world’s preeminent Peace advocate.
As reported at the reference, Vladimir Putin and the Russians are on the prowl for a Nobel Peace Prize, especially now that Obama’s true colors paint him as a certified war-monger, unworthy of any thing Nobel, or even noble:
In a surprise move, Russia promised Monday to push its ally Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.
The announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov came a few hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that Syrian President Bashar Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons by his forces by surrendering control of "every single bit" of his arsenal to the international community by the end of the week.
Kerry added that he thought Assad "isn't about to do it," but Lavrov, who just wrapped a round of talks in Moscow with his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem, said that Moscow would try to convince the Syrians.
"If the establishment of international control over chemical weapons in that country would allow avoiding strikes, we will immediately start working with Damascus," Lavrov said.
"We are calling on the Syrian leadership to not only agree on placing chemical weapons storage sites under international control, but also on its subsequent destruction and fully joining the treaty on prohibition of chemical weapons," he said.
Lavrov said that he has already handed over the proposal to al-Moallem and expects a "quick, and, hopefully, positive answer."
His statement followed media reports alleging that Russian President Vladimir Putin, who discussed Syria with President Barack Obama during the group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg last week, sought to negotiate a deal that would have Assad hand over control of chemical weapons.
The Russian move comes as Obama, who has blamed Assad for killing hundreds of his own people in a chemical attack last month, is pressing for a limited strike against the Syrian government. It has denied launching the attack, insisting along with its ally Russia that the attack was launched by the rebels to drag the U.S. into war.
Lavrov and al-Moallem said after their talks that U.N. chemical weapons experts should complete their probe and present their findings to the U.N. Security Council.
Al-Moallem said his government was ready to host the U.N. team, and insisted that Syria is ready to use all channels to convince the Americans that it wasn't behind the attack.
He added that Syria was ready for "full cooperation with Russia to remove any pretext for aggression."
Meanwhile, back home Barack Obama continues to make the case for war, war, and more war!
Question: Would it be possible to transfer Obama’s Peace Prize to Putin…. ASAP?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 1:46 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Call me a cynic, but when it comes to Barack Obama, I believe nothing he says and take nothing he claims at face value. He always has a hidden agenda and an ulterior motive, neither of which are ever good for America.
Thus, I find it more than odd that our feckless leader, who has spent the better part of the past five years avoiding decisions and dithering when it comes to dealing with Muslim thugs, all of a sudden becomes a hysterical war monger over a tragic, inhumane episode in Syria, which, as awful as it was, involves no, repeat NO, loss of American life, no loss of American treasure, no loss of American anything, excepting perhaps Obama's personal credibility which, truth be told, is much ado about nothing!
Barack, from a pacifist lefty to a macho kicker of Muslim butt, seemingly overnight?
After years of refusing to heed admonitions that he “man up” in the war on terror, we are now supposed to believe that Obama has finally seen the light and recognizes the “Religion of Peace” for what it is—an organized killing machine posing as religion?
Does that make any sense?
Of course not.
Think for a moment: What other issue is pressing down on The One at the moment? What other matter has the potential to blow his legacy into smithereens and leave him humiliated and lost?
Ah! A flash of light exposes the fact that in just three weeks, the Marxist nightmare known derisively as Obamacare is due to hit the American middle-class with a bang and end the 40-hour work week as we know it.
As of October 1, we the American people will finally learn what is in Obamacare! According to multiple sources, the picture that will emerge in NOT pretty—in fact, sending troops into harm’s way many be less painful!
There you have it: Barack is anxious to start a war against Syria to take attention off Obamacare!
Thank goodness we have a robust media that will smoke out this nefarious scheme…right?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 7:31 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Hollywood anti-war scalawags and Congressional Democrats wrapped in Hawks’ clothing are wringing their hands in collective despair these days at the conundrum brought to market by Barack Obama and his proposed rendezvous with Tomahawk Missiles in Syria, which could become the second Muslim nation to feel the wrath of a jaded American Jihadist posing as President of these United States.
The cause of the hysteria in Tinsel Town and in the dark Cloak rooms of Washington, D.C.? The threatened impugning of the “credibility” of Barack Obama, America’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient who has been recently transformed into a hysterical war-monger over a simple red line!
A word to the wise should suffice, but when one is addressing Democrats, wisdom is no where to be found!
Still, brain-dead Democrats should take solace in a simple, but profound truth: When it comes to credibility, Barack Obama has none to lose!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 4:30 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Dr. Martin Luther King must be turning over in his grave at the latest news from Hollywood and its take on the war-mongering of Barack Obama!
MLK’s famous line about wanting to be judged by “Character, rather than the color of my skin” is a message apparently lost on some of Hollywood’s better known peaceniks and elitist movie stars.
As reported at the reference:
In 2003, ahead of a U.S. attack on Iraq, a robust anti-war movement in Hollywood included a TV commercial starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn visiting Baghdad. There were online petitions signed by Ed Asner; letters to President George W. Bush pleading for peace were signed by Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin; former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell fronted multiple press conferences where celebrities denounced war. In interviews, Janeane Garofalo stopped identifying herself as an actor -- she preferred to be called a member of the U.S. anti-war movement.
The good news for President Barack Obama as he considers a military response against Syria for using chemical weapons against rebels is that he probably won't have to deal with a similar anti-war movement from Hollywood. But that's not because there isn't opposition. It's just not organized, and, as Asner and Farrell – two of the industry's most vocal progressive activists -- told The Hollywood Reporter Friday, perhaps it never will be.
While some conservatives see hypocrisy, Farrell says that an all-out war in Iraq under Bush, a Republican who was very unpopular in Hollywood, was a much bigger deal than potential missile strikes against Syria under the direction of Obama, a Democrat who drew millions for his campaigns from showbiz industry donors.
Even if Obama presents irrefutable evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used poison gas against civilians, military action is still unwarranted, the two activists say.
"This administration ought to insist that the international community charge [Assad] with a war crime and prosecute him, and in so doing Obama would be following the law instead of flaunting the law," Farrell said.
"It's incredibly improper for the president to call for a strike. I have said it everywhere I can and I suspect a lot of others will do the same, but whether there will be an organized effort, I don't know," Farrell continued. "We're talking about the difference between an invasion in Iraq and a limited action in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria."
Asner said the lack of an organized effort against war in Syria is a matter of timing. Bush took months to make the case for war in Iraq, giving the antiwar left plenty of time to prepare a response.
"It will be a done deal before Hollywood is mobilized," Asner said. "This country will either bomb the hell out of Syria or not before Hollywood gets off its ass.
Another reason some Hollywood progressives have been reticent to speak out against war in Syria, according to Asner, is fear of being called racist.
"A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama," he said.
Asner said Hollywood activists should read a Huffington Post blog item by Dennis Kucinich, where the former congressman lists the "Top 10 unproven claims for war against Syria."
"Whether it's a Republican or Democrat president, or Republican or Democrat Congress -- and it doesn't make a God-damned difference -- it behooves us to get off our ass and ask these questions," Asner said.
Farrell and Asner both say that beating the war drums on Syria is one of many mistakes Obama has made.”
There you go: Progressives in Congress are unwilling to vote against Obama for fear of humiliating The One, and Progressive dimwits in Hollywood are afraid to speak out for fear of being called racist!’
Are there NO progressives in America with neither Guts or Nuts?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:39 AM
By John W. Lillpop
One of Barack Obama’s most annoying mannerisms is his propensity to engage in “preachy hypocrisy,” in which The One looks down his snooty nose at we the unwashed and proceeds to lecture us with his superior intellectual and moral perspective concerning everything from the need to abandon fossil fuels to his warped conviction that access to government-funded abortion and contraception are inalienable rights found in the US Constitution, but only by those sufficiently blessed with the intellectual tools needed to see light and truth.
As an undeserving and farcical recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Obama is particularly passionate about the subject of war and he openly shares adamant opposition to it, especially as concerns American politicians.
As reported at the reference, Obama has long been a cheerleader for surrendering America’s sovereignty and legitimate national interests in order to achieve unilateral peace:
“We must move beyond the mindset of perpetual war: Closing the prison in Guantanamo, tightly controlling use of new technology like drones, security with the balance of the protection of privacy — I’m confident that balance can be struck.”
Obama stated that technology can help preserve security, but not at the expense of personal freedoms, and that security precautions “confront real dangers, not ordinary people.”
Obama followed in the footsteps of past U.S. leaders, asking Russia and the rest of the world to reduce nuclear capabilities. Obama said a review of the U.S. nuclear capability showed that stockpiles can be reduced by up to a third while maintaining the necessary deterrent.
Obama’s foreign policy statements also included his challenge to tear down walls “in our own hearts,” by promoting peace across the world, including a solution for Israel and Palestinians.”
Unfortunately, Obama’s high-sounding rhetoric does not match his War at Any Cost! obsession with Syria.
Which invites the logical question: Whatever Happened to “Moving Beyond the Mindset of Perpetual War,” Barack?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 6:48 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Why is Barack Obama so intent on making war in order to send a message to those responsible for the use of WMD in Syria, while simultaneously ignoring the brutal murder of four American diplomats in Benghazi nearly one year ago?
As tragic and despicable as the August 21 gassing was, the fact remains that no Americans were killed, or even involved, for that matter.
And while the 1,500 Syrians allegedly gassed outside Damascus are a tragic blemish on humanity, the deceased are but a small percentage of the estimated 120,000 victims that Obama has chosen to ignore for the past two years.
Meanwhile, in the case of the September 11, 2012 murder of four American diplomats in Libya, the survivors of that awful day are still off limits to those seeking answers to exactly what happened.
Nearly one year later, we still do not know whom
gave the order to “stand down,” rather than assist the besieged diplomats.
Further, Americans still do not know where our untrustworthy Commander-In-Chief was during the several hours from the time that the terror attack began until the next morning.
Golf? Fund raising?
Americans still do not know whom authored the “Talking Points” that UN Ambassador Susan Rice took with her during a blitz of five Sunday news shows on September 16, said Talking Points seemingly crafted to spread the false narrative that an obscure anti-Muslim movie on YouTube was the driver behind the Benghazi slaughter.
While the September 11 assault is riddled with unanswered questions and inconsistencies fostered by stonewalling, some facts are certain: Benghazi happened during a presidential election in which Barack Obama was seeking reelection AND Obama was most anxious to assure that nothing challenged the foolish assertion that Al-Quaeda was “decimated” and that the war-on-terror had been won.
All of which causes one to audaciously ask, again: What About Benghazi, Barack?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 5:46 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Progressive stooges in Congress, especially the US House, have indicated a desire to vote YES! for the war on Syria just to avoid humiliating, further, the Defrocked Messiah of the Left, the unlovable and unloved Barack Hussein Obama, who has disgraced America with unending feckless judgement and foolish acts.
Indeed, loosely-wrapped Democrats (aren’t they all?) would rather risk World War 111 and obliteration of the US and Israel than see a single gray hair on BHO’s lying head ruffled.
It’s only through an odd morphing of partisan ignorance with black racism that keeps our community organizer from being run out on a rail!
All of which is inexplicable, to say the least.
After all, Obama has repeatedly humiliated the American brand with his foolish assaults on capitalism, Christianity, traditional moral values including one-man, one- woman marriage, the Rule of Law and the Constitution, and simple arithmetic.
Now that this man of limited talent, and even less integrity, finds himself isolated and trapped by his own stupid rhetoric, should our elected Congress folks bail his posterior out?
Hell, no, says I!
Barack Obama has earned a good humiliation to pound that arrogance from his soul. He deserves to be isolated in a corner with “World Dunce” etched on his forehead as a reminder that simple-minded idiocy is never in season, and simply will not be countenanced in our Commander-In-Chief!
Humiliate Barack Obama? By all means!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:46 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Now that he has the entire world on the brink of World War 111 (just to cover his egomaniacal posterior!), Barack Obama has switched gears.
Now the addled one claims to know nothing about a red line.
Red line? What Red line?, The One cries, as reported at the reference:
President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared the world’s credibility “is on the line” when it comes to punishing Syrian President Bashar Assad for his regime’s purported use of chemical weapons.
Speaking at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, ahead of a global economic summit in Russia where he will seek to rally support for a U.S. military strike against Syria, Obama said the “red line” he set against a year ago against Syria’s use of chemical weapons isn’t his, but an international standard.
“I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line,” Obama said. “My credibility’s not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line. And America and Congress’s credibility’s on the line."
Yet the difficulty Obama faces in achieving a global consensus was illustrated at the press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt , who decried the use of chemical weapons and said he understood Obama’s predicament, but said Sweden wants United Nations involvement and a political resolution to the carnage in Syria.
“I understand the problem of not having a reaction to abuse of chemical weapons and what kind of signal that sends to the world,” Reinfeldt said, adding, “But this small country will always say ‘Let’s put our hope into the United Nations, let us push on some more to get a better situation.’ ”
Obama staunchly defended his push for a strike, evoking the death of children from exposure to chemical weapons.
“The moral thing to do is not to stand by and do nothing,” Obama said. “I do have to ask people if in fact you’re outraged by the slaughter of innocent people, what are you doing about it?”
Though Obama has chosen to act before a UN investigation is completed, he said U.S. intelligence shows there’s no doubt that chemical weapons were used by the regime.
“Keep in mind I’m somebody who opposed the war in Iraq, and I’m not interested in repeating mistakes about basing decisions on faulty intelligence," Obama said.”
So why in the Hell have you done nothing to date, Mr. President? Why, for example, have you not shipped arms to the rebels as you promised months ago?
And why are you now walking away from your own words?
Early Alzheimer’s, late puberty? Or both?
By John W. Lillpop
When it comes to engaging America in foreign wars, Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) is the quintessential dove-- when the Commander-In-Chief just happens to be named Bush.
However, Pelosi’s dove nature turns decidedly hawkish when the President happens to be a Democrat, as in Barack Obama.
As Pelosi’s five-year-old grandson learned, the former Speaker’s commitment to life is absolute, except when it comes to killing fetus-babies AND when a confused and inept Democrat occupies the White House and wants to “shoot warning shots across the bow” to save his sorry posterior from world-wide humiliation.
Pelosi used her illogical logic on her grandson in an attempt to convince the lad to “give war a chance” as recorded at the reference:
REP. NANCY PELOSI: I'll tell you this story and then I really do have to go. My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, Mimi, my name, Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria. And he's five years old. We're not talking about war; we're talking about action. Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria. I said, 'Well, what do you think?' He said, 'I think no war.' I said, 'Well, I generally agree with that but you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they've killed hundreds of children there. ' And he said, five years old, 'Were these children in the United States?' And I said, 'No, but they're children wherever they are.'Earth to Pelosi: Perhaps your grandson is heeding the words of Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church which you claim to follow?
So I don't know what news he's listening to or -- but even a five year old child has to -- you know, with the wisdom of our interest has affected our interests or it affects our interests because, again, it was outside of the circle of civilized behavior. It was humanity drew a line decades ago that i think if we ignore, we do so to the peril of many other people who can suffer.”
As reported at the reference, the Pope said the following:
“War never again! Never again war!,” Francis declared Sunday in an Angelus address. Denouncing the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the pope referred to looming “dramatic developments” facing the country and said, “I appeal strongly for peace, an appeal which arises from deep within me.”It appears, Mimi, that your grandson has a better fix on the issue than you do!
In his address, Francis also called for a global day of prayer and fasting Sept. 7, the vigil of the birth of Mary, the “queen of peace,” he remarked, to pray for Syria and the Middle East.
Without mentioning the United States, Francis said Sunday that he “exhort[s] the international community to make every effort to promote clear proposals for peace in that country without further delay, a peace based on dialogue and negotiation, for the good of the entire Syrian people.”
“Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake,” the pontiff added. “War begets war, violence begets violence.”
Francis added a plea to put down weapons: “I repeat forcefully: It is neither a culture of confrontation nor a culture of conflict which builds harmony within and between peoples, but rather a culture of encounter and a culture of dialogue; this is the only way to peace. May the plea for peace rise up and touch the heart of everyone so that they may lay down their weapons and be let themselves be led by the desire for peace.”
Perhaps YOU should listen to the Pope and your grandson?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:00 AM
By John W. Lillpop
While Barack Obama, John Kerry, and other hypocritical progressives insist that any mission in Syria must not even contemplate “Regime Change” or US boots on the ground, there are those, wiser and more honest by far, who insist that regime change MUST take place.
MUST take place in Washington, D.C., that is!
For it is the haphazard “leadership” of Barack Obama that has driven America to the quagmires in Syria, Egypt, Libya and other lands where the Arab Spring has been promoted by our inept community organizer.
Getting Barack Obama out of office should be the greatest priority of all, Democrats and Republicans alike!
Such change would facilitate a more balanced and reasonable foreign policy and would bring about the changes needed to heal America domestically as well!
Regime change—yes! Starting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 1:42 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Senator Rand Paul(R-KY) seems to have gotten ahead of himself a mite when he declared that he was proud of Barack Obama for following the Constitution by waiting for Congressional action on the pending war against Syria.
As reported at the reference, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Sen. Paul told Harris Faulkner on Fox Report that he’s “proud of President Obama” for following the Constitution.”
Two points worth mentioning: Just why in the hell does the President deserve praise for simply following the Constitution?
Is that not what he is sworn, by oath, to do? In other words, that is his GD job!
Secondly, with all due respect to Senator Paul, there are rumblings that, should Congress fail to approve of Obama’s latest ego trip, The One will launch missiles at Syria anyhow!
How proud will Paul be if and when Obama defies Congress directly by ordering a strike which is specifically against the will of Congress?
Will Paul and the rest of the Congress take immediate steps to impeach and remove our Cowboy-wanna-be from office, pride notwithstanding?
With all of the problems facing America, including the budget and debt ceiling wars, it is simply amazing that Barack Hussein Obama might throw the nation into a Constitutional Armageddon by defying Congress on Syria!
Only a hopelessly deluded ego-maniac would call for a vote with the intent of snubbing his nose at the Constitution should he not get his way.
“Proud” of Obama, Senator Paul? Rubbish!
Read more: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/08/31/rand-paul-proud-obama-seeking-congressional-authority-will-vote-no-syria#ixzz2dkNc113u
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:10 AM
By John W Lillpop
As the crisis in Syria continues to spin out of control, it is abundantly clear that a dark force of evil represents a “clear and present danger” to the American people and our way of life.
That evil force is not just China and Russia or the terror waged by Islamic fanatics, although all are involved.
In fact, the most formidable menace to our Democracy and freedoms is embodied in the naïve and dangerous personage known as Barack Hussein Obama, alleged 44th President of these United States.
Why such harsh judgment of the President?
Barack Obama’s dithering indecision, unsound judgment, and basic incompetence should be of grave concern to all Americans, regardless of class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or political leaning.
Because of the extraordinary power vested in this very ordinary community organizer, his mediocrity, (and worse!), represents a far greater risk to American security, prosperity, and society than global warming, pandemic disease, and nuclear war, combined.
His political weakness on the world stage, evidenced by his mauling of the Syrian crisis, confounds friend and foe alike, leaving a vacuum of leadership and rampant instability all about.
His naïve positions on domestic issues have all but destroyed the traditional 40-hour work week and, in the process, transformed America into a nation of part-time slaves forced by economic depression to live with their parents until late in their 20s.
His egomaniacal drive to implement Obamacare is on track to destroy the world’s finest health care system and replace it with a socialized medicine scheme favored by no one, save anti-business Democrats.
His lack of leadership on social issues has exacerbated the sharp divide of Americans along race and income and threatens to drive the nation into a second civil war.
His craven desire to create a perpetual majority of Democrat voters has caused him to sacrifice national sovereignty, American Exceptionalism, and the value of US citizenship in order to pander to 11 million non-English speaking illegal-alien peasants who have no business being in America, much less being granted citizenship and its attendant perks, for invading our once pristine land.
His blatant disregard for rule of law and the US Constitution is nothing short of scandalous and should result in his removal from office.
All in all, Barack Hussein Obama is the worst thing that has happened to America in more than 200 years, including a civil war, two world wars, a great depression, a number of Category 5 hurricanes, and numerous devastating earthquakes.
Bottom line: Barack Obama threatens the safety and security of all Americans.
He is a clear and present danger to America—he most go!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:35 AM