The last time anybody north of Miami thought of Cuba was in Godfather II–the scene where the Mafia Jew, Hyman Roth, gathered his Mafia friends in Cuba to celebrate his birthday.
I’m so excited. But not as much as John Kerry. For the first time in history…John Kerry can actually give a speech where everybody HAD to stand in line and listen. After the Iran daily meetings, John finally got to do what he loves to do best: PRETEND he won the election, and pretend that the world cares—-
“The United States will always remain a champion of democratic principles and reforms,” he said. “We remain convinced the people of Cuba would be best served by a genuine democracy, where people are free to choose their leaders, express their ideas, practice their faith.”
Ha ha ha ha ha….Right. The people in Cuba will be free to choose a new cell phone plan, and some more Apple I-phones, and sell some of those fabulous cars to some really rich liberals, but the leaders are going to stay in place LONG after they die. I can see Castro and his brother being stuffed and preserved in perpetual rule for at least another hundred years.
While most of us see this as a simple money grabbing play from BOTH sides…Castro will get his millions, Obama will get his millions by selling GITMO, and some major companies will get to sell their fast food franchises while smoking Cuban cigars legally in their Havana hotel rooms, the rest of us still remember watching our dads dig fallout shelters in the back yard, and think:It could STILL happen.
What did the Republicans say?
“Instead of embracing democracy and changing their oppressive behavior, the Castro regime has countered with a list of expensive demands and continued to deny basic freedoms to its own people,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement Friday. “Opening the door to an embassy in Cuba will not open the door to democracy for the Cuban people.”
Cuba will remain communist. We deal with China every day and THEY remained communist. Do you really think this is going to change Cuba?
What is really happening is instead of democracy spreading into communists countries..America is turning communist!
Gee. It wasn’t suppose to work like that, was it?
So, Nobody Cares if I don’t get too exacted about an embassy opening in Cuba.
In the end it’s just another place that can be crashed and burned…until then, VIVA Comrades! How much do you want for that 1969 Corvette Stingray? It’s okay, just put the REST of the merchandise in the trunk, pack it on the boat, and come on up!
Better pack some diapers. You never know.
One of the reasons Franklin opposed slavery was because he didn’t want the blacks overpopulating the country:
“The number of purely white people in the world is proportionately very small. All Africa is black or tawny: Asia Chiefly tawny: America (exclusive of the newcomers) wholly so. And in Europe the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians and Swedes are generally of what we call a swarthy complexion: as are the Germans also, the Saxons only excepted, who with the English make the principal body of white people on the face of the earth. I would wish their numbers were increased…But perhaps I am partial to the complexion of my country, for such kind of partiality is natural to mankind.”
Now…you might right away go “SEE! The founders were racists and the white people are still racists.”
“Why should the Palatine boor be suffered to swarm into our settlements and, by herding together, establish their language and manners to the exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us, instead of us Anglicizing them? ” He wanted them to speak English “for any Post of trust, profit or honor.”
He also didn’t want Englishmen to marry German woman.
He wasn’t alone. Neither Washington nor Jefferson wanted large scale immigration. Today, they would be right up there with Donald Trump trying to stop the mass migration of the rest of the world.
Benjamin got his way: the wise decision of our early leaders said that immigrants had to assimilate into the white culture. They had to speak English at school. That’s…no longer true. And it’s made a horrible mess, as all our founders would have predicted.
Nobody Thinks we can safely say, that ALL races are tribal, and prefer their own race to others. Scientists. will tell you it’s even in our DNA….so how do we all get along? Maybe we’re…not meant to that much. Has anybody ever even considered that? Does the ostrich want to hang out with the Eagle? Not the same thing Joyanna….really?
The elephant in the Benjamin Franklin room, is that while social engineers have been trying for YEARS (and are now mandating it) to mix the tribes into one big happy human race, short of altering our genetic code, it’s not an easy task. They tell us we are all equal genetically speaking, but have you ever taken a look at the NBA lineups? And now they are trying to take something that is not found in even human nature very much, and insist that it’s “normal.”
And we deny that humans….are all snowflakes, and really DO like to hang out with their own tribes…on the whole.
And while the brown people of the world want to rejoice that soon the white people will disappear, there might come a day when they will remember…..
The vast wonderful world of inventions that white people have invented for the rest of humanity to survive.
When the white farmers in Africa were run out of their farms by the blacks..
The blacks starved.
I wouldn’t be so quick to get rid of the white race if I were the rest of the world….just yet. After all, some of us can even dance.
Here’s an excellent comparison of Jihad VS the Crusades.
Bill Warner (Ph.D) shows the facts about Islam….and of course, our President doesn’t deal in facts.
Hey, I thought this was informative ..
Enjoy….and pass around.
Let’s go back to the glory of England, before the revolutionary war, shall we?
King George II, was by all accounts, a pretty good King. He was a sensible man by all accounts.
And then, war came. George Washington basically kicked off the world war, known as the Seven Years War (1756-63) by attacking the French near Pittsburgh. (Wow, ONLY seven years?)
“The volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America set the world on fire.” Horace Walpole
The war between the French and the English raged in North America, in Central and South America, in the Caribbean and in India and the East AND in Europe…it was King George II, who stepped up to the plate. This was the final conflict between England and France for the United States.
Of course, England had the advantage by sheer population here. The French were scattered, into Canada, and the region of the Great Lakes, and thinly throughout the center of the country, where they claimed to have the whole Mississippi basin.
It was the fear of France which bound the Americans together. The French taxed heavily, and were Catholics, which did not practice tolerance at the time. The Catholic Church was NOT popular in colonial America.
So the British won that war. Thanks to a William Pitt, whose armies conquered Quebec.
In 1763, in the Peace of Paris, there was a treaty signed. Britain had defeated the French, but at the time, they didn’t think America was so important.
They spent most of the peace process arguing over the Caribbean sugar island, which made them ready cash. Britain seize St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Tobago, Dominica, St. Lucia, but then thought again, and handed BACK Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia.. The French surrendered the whole of Canada, Nova Scotia, and the Ohio Valley.
Britain handed Cuba and Manila BACK to Spain. (Another BIG mistake.) Yes, those islands once belonged to Britain. France gave Spain all of Louisiana to compensate it for the losses in Florida to Britain.
More American territory changed hands in this settlement than in any other international treaty before or since.
George the II had done well.
But then came…George the III. He was “young, self confidant, ignorant, opinionated, inflexible” and most of all, he employed second-rate men to manage a corrupt House of commons.
He placed the most incompetent men throughout his empire.
Among his bad picks were : The Earl of Bute, George Grenville, the Marquee of Rockingham, the Duke of Grafton, and Lord North.
Unfortunately for England, the colonies had one of the most remarkable group of men in history to lead them. At times, they were genius. They were sensible, broad-minded, courageous, well-educated, mature and long sighted
Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, and Adams. The group as a whole was more formidable than the sum of its part.
In the words of British historian Paul Johnson
“Great events in history are determined by all kinds of factors, but the most important single on is always the quality of the people in charge: and never was this principle more convincingly demonstrated than in the struggle for American independence.”
To sum it up: Leaders can make or break a country…Hitler being the best example. Churchill saved England. We had Eisenhower in WWII. Great leaders make all the difference in the world, and history proves that again and again.
Yes, before the revolutionary war– England had it all, but King George III was much like Obama.
He blew it.
If we think about anything this weekend, we should remember, that only great leaders can make a country, and since we are being warned that an ISIS attack is bound to happen this weekend, Americans all know…Obama has left us totally opened for attack.
So, let’s put the blame where blame is due: It was King George III that lost America, in 1776, but to make amfortas feel better, in 2015, it will be Barack Hussein Obama.
This week, we have the people around a California Beach, VS the people in downtown Austin, Texas.
Which group of Americans have less brain matter floating in the frontal lobe?
For this…I will need your help. First, watch the above video where Mark Dice gets a lot of young kids to sign a petition to replace the American Flag with a New World Order Flag. Notice, one guy is wearing the American Flag on his tee-shirt.
And then below, watch as some young people in Austin, Texas are asked to sign a petition to get rid of that racist, and treasonous, statue of George Washington.
And if you watch both, tell me…which bunch of morons wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award?
Is it the beach bums, who seem to not even care what they are signing? Or is it the Austin university students that…according to one guy:
“It’s so bad it’s like as if you’re having a statue of maybe Hitler or someone like that.”
Well, basically the American people all lose because our country is FILLED with idiots…but I have to say that we all expect kids in California to be stupid, but the people of Texas?
Wait…isn’t that where X President George W. Bush has his presidential library? Isn’t this the state of Rick Perry? What DID these guys do to their educational system?
Look, Nobody Wins this contest. That’s it. After watching these two video’s, I’m running down to my local dollar store and stock up on American flags…
I want to be prepared.
And maybe I’ll start a petition to finally get a monument to John Adams, who, was the ONLY founder who had no slaves, if you go by their messed up reasoning, John Adams should get a monument bigger than the White House. In John Adams house in Braintree, in the family dining room, was a picture of HIS idol…George Washington.
I’m just saying.
This is a really funny short video about the five strangest battles of WWII….as far as I can tell…all stories are true. They have to be. Snopes be damned. (LOL!)
The last one, presents the only battle that Germans, Americans, and a French man, fought side by side.
The joke about Australia is that it was founded by a bunch of criminals. And from 1788 until 1868, Britain did send roughly 164,000 convicts to the land down under. America’s dirty little secret? The same exact thing was happening here. In fact, experts estimate that over 52,000 British prisoners were shipped off to colonial America.
Britain had been shipping convicts to America for decades before they started sending them to Australia. In fact, it was precisely because of America’s fight for independence that the Brits had to start sending their criminals to Australia. But from 1718 until 1775, convict transportation to the American colonies flourished. Some estimates claim that almost 10 per cent of migrants to America during this time were British convicts.
Nobody can only think that it’s one of the reasons most Americans LOVE the Australians. We do! We adore them.
So, England was smart. Why put up with your murderers, thieves, and poor?—– Ship them off! Feeding all those crooks takes too much money—-money best spent on ships, castles, and jewels.
Cuba and Mexico is STILL sending it’s criminals here…except back then, the criminals had to work when they got here…now, they get free food, free college, and they get hired over the local citizen.
Mighty nice of them, I’d say. They didn’t expect those criminals to outgrow them, did they?
Maybe we should start sending our criminals back, to show our thanks—
Think they’d take Obama?
(Thanks to amfortas for pointing this very fun fact of history out.)
“It’s no use.” Ruth said, as she came inside the public bathroom after our swim at the local pool.
“You’re STILL ugly, and you always will be!”
I was combing my wet hair out, and her comment stung me to the core. I had only been introduced to Ruth that day…and I was the new ‘girl’ at the adult swim class. I loved to swim, and thought it would be a good thing to join up. Most of the woman, were older than me, and had been swimming at noon, every day in summer, for a good twenty years. She said it with such seriousness, I could only assume that she meant it. Did I take it wrong? No, I told myself, this woman really hates me for some reason.
What did I do wrong?—I thought to myself— I tried so hard to be nice to everyone, introducing myself, and everyone was nice, but this Ruth lady. She looked mean. She talked mean to me—always throwing insults at me. No matter how hard I tried to talk to her, she ignored me or insulted me.
“Oh, that’s just Ruth” said the other women. “She’s just like that.”
One night I was telling my husband, how bad I felt. “Why does she say such mean things? ” I decided to stay away from her. I started to REALLY dislike her. She was sort of the silent leader of the cocoon ladies of the pool.
And then one day, she said to me…”Do you want to read a book?”
Out of the blue. “Sure! I said.” And she brought me the story of Dresden, her home town. How it was during WWII. It was an old book, one that was out of print years ago. From Wikipedia:
The bombing of Dresden was an American and British attack on the city of Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony, that took place in the final months of the Second World War in the European Theatre. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and 527 of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The bombing and the resulting firestorm destroyed over 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of the city centre. An estimated 22,700 to 25,000 people were killed. Three more USAAF air raids followed, two occurring on 2 March and 17 April aimed at the city’s railroad marshaling yard and one small raid on 17 April aimed at industrial areas.
After I had read the book, I asked her about it. She went on to describe the day the bombs fell in Dresden. When the allies destroyed the whole city. They had heard the bombs dropping when she and her mother and sister were in the kitchen. Her father worked at the railroad station, loading food and guns for Hitler’s army, so he wasn’t home. They ran out the back door of her house, and when they turned around they watched not only their house go up in flames, but the whole city block. Fire was everywhere. She was 16. She had only the clothes on her back—so they ran, and ran, and she was told to go find her father at the railroad station by her mother. She never saw her mother or sister again.
That was one swim day’s conversation….I couldn’t wait to hear more.
And then she stopped. Like bits and pieces of a puzzle, she left out pieces…her story would stop. As if, the memories were too painful. Later on I learned that she had a friend that roamed with her through the streets, trying to find food… but then, the Russians came in. And every woman they saw, they raped. And they raped you in the most horrible way. Two men would hold on to your arms, and two men would hold your legs, and hold you up against a wall…and take turns. I’m not sure how many times Ruth was raped, but the anger…was still there.
The Russians took her and her girlfriend to a far off Russian prison camp. She said it was in Russia, so she had to walk, and it was cold, and their feet froze, and she had a coat, but no more. She said they were in the prison for a good six months, but they ‘dug’ their way out. Under the dirt. It took them a long time to dig the hole, and they dug it with their fingernails…but they got out and walked back to Dresden to look for her dad.
She found her dad. He was still at the station, but the trains were destroyed.
When they got back to Germany, she said the allies MADE all the German people pick up the dead Jews and carry them to their graves. She had to write all the numbers on all the arms. It was some of the hardest work she had ever done, and she had to do it day after day, she said.
That’s all she said that day…the next day, I asked her about her husband.—Who had died years before.
“How did you two meet?” I asked.
“He just saw me one day…he was an American Soldier, and he was Italian. ”
She told me how far he would come just to see her. Whenever he got a day off, he’d drive out to meet her, and she said she always dressed very proper. She wore white gloves, and her best Sunday dress every time he came.
Her father PUSHED her to marry this young American. Her father wanted her to live in America…so she did.
She lived happily here…had a son, and a grandson. She taught swimming at the local pool. She became an American citizen…but I could tell, at heart…she was still a German. She still thought the Jews caused the war, and she still admired Hitler…go figure. And she was convinced there WAS no god.
Who could blame her? My god. Who could blame her? I’m sure the few things she told me were just the tip of the misery she endured.
After I gave her the book back, she didn’t talk anymore about the war.
She talked about her current boyfriend…and how he had a ranch with horses, and they would stay in the same hotel room and she didn’t care what people thought…they were boyfriend and girlfriend.
I saw them once, drive pass my house. He was in his nineties, and she was driving…and they were just adorable. Ruth was 85. They looked so perfectly cute together, and she talked about him all the time.
As each summer came and went, we started to talk more. We talked about many things, but mostly I just admired her outlook. She walked every single morning, and swam, and belonged to a music group who got together and played each other songs. She kept busy.
They’d learn a new song every week in her music class. Her biggest pride was her $50,000 organ sitting in her living room. Learning to play, “To Dream the Impossible Dream” was a big challenge for her.
The swim ladies don’t keep in touch over the winter, but last winter, I called her before Christmas–bad news: Her boyfriend had died. She had fallen in her home. Got a big gash on her head and broke her arm in three places. When I went to see her, she looked defeated. She couldn’t put up her Christmas tree. It was just too sad. I would have done it for her, but I kept thinking…where is this family of hers? Where is her son?
The death of her boyfriend did what the Russians couldn’t do…break her spirit. After all…she lived alone. So, I went to see her again in March. She sounded so upbeat…she said she was driving again, and going back to her music lessons, and going to parties…she sounded fine. No…she sounded great!
And so, when I’d heard she died in April, and didn’t show up at the first day of adult swim, it was…the feeling that you always get: I should have gone more often to see her…I should have this, I should have that…but now, it’s too late. Oh Ruth.
One of the ladies, (Chloe) who had been her friend for over twenty year came today. She didn’t even know that Ruth had died.
It was the only thing she looked forward to…because she was taking care of her husband who had Alzheimer’s ..but he had bought her a pool pass because he AWAYS remembered, how much she loved to see Ruth. She is…88. She is not going to ride her bike anymore because her doctor told her that older people who break bones, usually die within 6 months….and Ruth just proved the theory now, didn’t she?
You know, we all think life in America is so bad, but Americans have never had to go through what Ruth went through, and what many people are going through right now all over the world.
To hear some idiot complain that some business refused to bake them a cake, or some feminist whining that their company didn’t want to pay for their contraceptives, …it makes you wonder….what in the hell happened to people? Don’t they realize just how good they have it?
I’m so glad God introduced Ruth into my life. She was brave, smart, confident, and lived life as it should be lived…to the fullest each day. Ruth made me appreciate MY life more. What a great gift.
I will miss her. To me, she was a real somebody. She might not have believed in God, but God believed in her, and I was so lucky that he shared her a little bit with me.
I don’t think it has really hit me yet. …you know how that goes.
Now, that painful memory of her calling me “ugly” is now….one of my most favorites of my life. And she was right: Her kind of beauty I could only hope for, and I could never even come close to.
Funny, isn’t it?
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
I think, it would entirely disrespectful for me to write anything today. Today, we remember all those who fought for America…and each and every one of us should remember that—-.
And it’s the soldier, NOT THE POLITICIAN, who keeps us safe.
For a change…instead of my usual Nobody musing on history, I could not pass up these wonderful historical pictures sent to me by my friend Mona…while I can’t post them all, I picked out the ones that I thought really struck me as being pertinent to my nobody mind, and hopefully yours! See the rest of the pictures ….
Thanks to Mona, and enjoy!
When you pour sugar on your morning breakfast cereal, do you feel like a racist?
Somebody forgot to tell Al Sharpton.
From A History of the American People:
The Portuguese entered the slave trade in the mid 15th century, took it over and, in the process, transformed it into something more impersonal, and horrible, than it had been either in antiquity or medieval Africa. The new Portuguese colony of Madeira became the center of a sugar industry, which soon made itself the largest supplier of western Europe. The first sugar mill, worked by slaves, was erected in Madera in 1452. This cash industry, was so successful that the Portuguese soon began laying out fields for sugar cane on the Biafran Islands, off the African coast. As the sugar industry expanded, salves began to be numbered in thousands
The Portuguese were soon selling African slaves to the Spanish, who, following the example in Madeira, occupied the Canaries and began to grow cane and mill sugar there too.
Next time I see a black person eating a snickers bar, I’m going to shout at them:” In honor of you ancestors… DON’T EAT THAT!”
So, slaves became a big business all because of the demand for sugar. And now, sugar makes slaves of us all. Nothing can bring me to my knees quicker than a freshly baked glaze doughnut.
Nobody talks about Portugal anymore. In fact, it’s been downhill for that country since the 15th century. Tell me, what is Portugal good for besides being hard to locate on a map?
If blacks want to try to get reparations for what happened to them so long ago, then they should take it up with the Portuguese…they started it.
Yes, it was the Portuguesa merchants that made slavery the vast institution that it became. (To be fair, the Muslims had more slaves, but you didn’t hear it from me.)
Remember that next time you hear anyone claim that America is the most racist nation on the planet.
America got RID of her slaves…but…for better or worse, we are still slobbering slaves to that little crystal sweet heaven in a spoon…called sugar. Let’s hope the Chinese workers making all those Apple phones get their fair share.
Suffice it to say, the world seems to be falling apart before our eyes, and America is at her weakest. I’m having a hard time watching the news lately with so few uplifting stories, how about you?
The Confederate states had a population of 5,440,467 whites and 3,521,111 slaves. A million of the white men served and 300,000 were killed.
The Union had a population of 18,936,579 and another 2,589,533 on the border states: 429,401 then slaves of whom over 100,000 served in the Union army. During the war, nearly a million immigrants added an additional 400,000 fighters to the Union.
Clearly the South was outnumbered.
The Union economy was much stronger: The Union had more factory production, of iron, coal, firearms production, wheat, corn, textiles, merchant ship wealth, farm acreage and livestock. The North ALSO had a Navy.
The South had…cotton.
Most wars are won and lost by one side running out of money. And the South had no gold or silver supplies, and was entirely dependent on its own paper money.
Some truths never change.
Today, we find out that the Clinton’s have given the new expanding Russia, the future control of the world’s uranium, which will go to Iran. Obama is flooding our country with illegal which weakens us even further. The politicians stopped taking about the debt because they don’t want us to know what’s coming.
The plutocracy that sits in Congress, does nothing as Obama takes dictatorial power.
And America…is broke: We can’t fight another war …Bush’s war was just too expensive.
And our leaders are beyond comprehension:
For example, when the U.S. invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003, the country’s government owed Washington approximately $4 billion dollars — partially leftover from America’s “loans” during the Iran-Iraq War.
The debt was forgiven post-“liberation,” part of a concerted push of then-governor of the war Paul Bremer. He argued it would help “boost” the fledgling free market.
Yeah, they have us all thinking about the “election.”
Anyway…once upon a time, we had noble leaders…and I was reading about one of them tonight: General Robert E. Lee:
From A History of the American People:
General Lee, the state’s most distinguished soldier, had been asked by Lincoln to become commander-in-chief of the Union forces. This was a wise choice and would have been a splendid appointment, for Lee was decent, honorable, and sensible as well as skillful. But Lee was a Virginian before anything else and he waited to see what Virginia did. When Virginia seceded, he reluctantly resigned his commission in the US Army, which he had served for thirty-two years. It seems to us quixotic but he felt he had no other options. He wrote to his sister in Baltimore and his brother in Washington DC:
“With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home.”..General Lee
How many of us are being asked to forget our traditions, our flag, our patriotism, our religion, our ancestors, our freedoms, and the very color of our own skin, in order to comply with the New World Order political correct FUBAR nation of Babylon chattering slaves that the elites have in mind for us?
And while our leaders are busy destroying America—- China, Russian, ISIS, are all building their armies.
And Obama plays basketball.
“Don’t you want to someday want to see a woman President of America?”
Any woman worth their proverbial salt, upon hearing this, can’t help but groan….NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!…. Not you! Anybody but you. We can WAIT another 1000 years. Please…not you. Go away. Go FAR away.
Everytime I hear Hillary speak, and wave her newly rehearsed hand gestures, (which I’m sure she has spent endless hours practicing in front of mirrors) my mind gets twisted with images of this:
- How embarrassing it is to think that of all the many world woman leaders in history that were worthy of leadership and admiration: Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Queen Elisabeth the First, OUR first woman President, would be a woman so intellectual inferior, morally corrupt, despicably shallow, and intolerantly insolent….compared to past historically great women, that, in the words of Abigail Adams:
“Better to lead a sick horse to the river and let him drown, then let him infect the whole water system.”
After so many years of the Clinton’s misery…we cringe…and we dream—-for some act of God to save us. He doesn’t have to actually “kill” her…How about a sudden sex change? You know, so she couldn’t run on just being the first American WOMAN president? Is that too much to ask to save the dwindling ‘free’ world?
But, there is good news: It seems some of the powerful that run the world, don’t want her in office either. Her own party wants her out…and it’s coming from the top.
Obama, it has been reported, via Valerie Jarrett, is actually the one behind the email scandal:
The State Department was ordered to launch a series of investigations into Hillary’s conduct at Foggy Bottom, including the use of her expense account, the disbursement of funds, her contact with foreign leaders and her possible collusion with the Clinton Foundation.
Six separate probes into Hillary’s performance have been going on at the State Department. I’m told that thee-mail scandal was timed to come out just as Hillary was on the verge of formally announcing that she was running for president — and that there’s more to come.
Not only that, many of the liberals are falling off the Hillary love fest. Maureen Dowd, the queen of liberal quackery, had THIS to say:
” The subtext of your news conference cut through the flimsy rationales like a dagger: “You can have the first woman president. You can get rid of those epically awful Republicans who have vandalized Congress, marginalized the president and jeopardized our Iran policy. You can get a more progressive American society. But, in return, you must accept our foibles and protect us.”
I’m not sure what “haters” Maureen is talking about, but at least she has delivered a big kick to the smirk on Hillary’s face.
And then there’s the other problem Hillary has: Will Bill be an asset or not?
Who could sabotage Hillary quicker and more swiftly than her own husband? I have always felt, call it a gut feeling from watching the two for years and years, that Bill Clinton, while he stands behind Hillary and the promotion of his daughter, doesn’t really want to be the first husband.
Knowing the narcissistic tendency of all these people, Bill would always put HIS place in history as being more important than hers. And he has had to work YEARS to erase the bitter memories of his impeachment…people are forgetting…he’s more loved than she is.
Why ruin that?
Of course, he has already shown how much he thinks about hurting Hillary’s chances by being his usual sexual predator self. If he respected her at all, if he was so keen on her becoming President…he would stop his philandering.
And the truth: Without Bill Clinton, Hillary would just have been another annoying liberal arts school teacher…probably teaching some crap women’s studies at Yale.
She still needs him. He doesn’t need her. Bill Clinton help put Obama into the Presidency at the Democratic Convention. Bill Clinton can talk and BS better than the both of them. Will Bill’s great skill in convincing people to vote, get her elected in 2016?
Nobody Thinks: Bill’s charm might not be enough this time.
Bill has said very little about his wife through the years, think about it. By his very actions of distance, and silence, and disrespect..he harms here. Here is a man and women who everybody on the planet knows, stopped loving each other years ago. Can the Clinton brand be held up by Hillary alone?
So, there is hope: Wall Street has put the money on both houses: Bush and Hillary.
Unless of course, Hillary says more of this:
“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” You know that old theory, trickle-down economics? That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. We’re not buying that old trickle-down economics that didn’t work before and will never work again because it defies arithmetic and reality.”
It’s said that the reason Obama doesn’t want Hillary in the White House is because she’s not far left enough…
From that statement, I’d say…Hillary might just have gone left of the planet Uranus.
Once upon a time, one of America’s greatest hero’s Charles Lindbergh, spoke out against America getting involved in Europe. The reason? He didn’t think we were ready. Here is a speech he gave in New York on April 23, 1941, as a representative of America First Committee, a group that was trying to keep us out of the war.
Remember as you read this, after we did get involved, he worked hard for the American cause and was named a brigadier general in the Air Force Reserve by President Eisenhower in 1954.
Some of that speech:
There are many viewpoints from which the issues of this war can be argued. Some are primarily idealistic. Some are primarily practical. One should, I believe, strive for a balance of both. But, since the subjects that can be covered in a single address are limited, tonight I shall discuss the war from a viewpoint which is primarily practical. Is it not that I believe ideals are unimportant, even among the realities of war: but if a nation is to survive in a hostile world, its ideals must be backed by the hard logic of military practicability. If the outcome of war depended upon ideals alone, this would be a different world than it is today.
I know I will be severely criticized by the interventionist in America when I say we should not enter a war unless we have reasonable chance of winning.
I do not blame England for his hope or for asking for our assistance. But we now know that she declared a war under circumstances which led to the defeat of every nation that sided with her, from Poland to Greece. We know the in the desperation of war England promised to all those nations armed assistance that she could not send. We know that she misinformed them, as she has misinformed us, concerning her state of preparation, her military strength and the progress of the war.
(Is this not happening now in the Ukraine? Were they NOT promised help from Europe and America?)
He goes on in his speech to say that militarily we could not win this war:
Suppose we had an air force that we could send to Europe. Where could it operate? Some of our squadrons might be based in the British Isles, but it is physically impossible to base enough aircraft in the British Isles alone to equal in strength the aircraft that can be based on the continent of Europe.
(Boy, was HE wrong.)
“There is a policy open to this nation that will lead to success….a policy that leaves us free to follow our own way of life and to develop our own civilization.
It is based upon the belief that the security of a nation lies in the strength and character of its own people. It recommends the maintenance of armed forces sufficient to defend this hemisphere from attack by any combination of foreign powers. It demands faith in an independent American destiny. This is the policy of the America First Committee today. It is a policy not of isolation but of independence: not of defeat but of courage.
(Great stuff…keep going.)
We have weakened ourselves for many months, and, still worse, we have divided our own people by this dabbling in Europe’s wars. While we should have been concentrating on American defense we have been forced to argue over foreign quarrels. We must turn our eyes and our faith back to our own country before it is too late.
We have been led toward war by a minority of our people. This minority has power. It has influence. It has a loud voice. But it does not represent the American people.
(Gee, not much has changed, has it?)
During the last several years I have traveled over this country from one end to the other. I have talked to many hundreds of men and women, and I have letters from tens of thousands more who feel the same way and you and I. Most of these people have no influence or power. Most of them have no means of expressing their convictions except by their vote, which has always been against this war. They are the citizen who have had to work too hard at their daily jobs to organize political meetings. Hitherto, they have relied upon their vote to express their feelings: but now they find that it is hardly remembered except in the oratory of a political campaign.
And so, the good news? According to our last election, the America that Charles Lindbergh talked about is still out there.
The bad news? We STILL have no influence or power. If we had any say in any of the wars, Vietnam and Iraq would have been done shorter, with more force, and with finality.
If Charles were alive today, I’m sure he would say: We are not prepared to fight another war:
But…something tells me…we will.