The fight in Washington continues, and the Republicans seem to be caving into the lies of the current President, Barack Obama, who has viciously attacked the “tea party” members of the house, if they don’t give into his full demands. Obama blames the tea party for causing the United States to default for the first time in history. Many of us out here in nobody land, cannot believe our ears…
Because if we do default, it will be by Obama ordering the treasury not to pay the bills. (And with Dr. Lew, he has an obeying lap dog.)
Once again the democratic rule: Do the crime, blame the other guy for it.
Would a President do this impeachable act just to further destroy his enemy, the Tea Party? (In case you’re late to this, the Tea Party are the last Americans standing who want Constitutional rule.)
Impeachment is almost impossible now after the Monica Lewinsky debacle. Bill Clinton should have been impeached when he joined up with our giant military manufacturers to give China our technology. He should have been impeached for giving North Korea plutonian. They could have impeached him for lying under oath. Instead, they made the impeachment about sex, god forbid they cut off their own future campaign coffers. And by doing impeachment on such a trivial matter, they put the country through so much negative emotion about the whole process, we will more than likely never see it supported ever again.
Maybe that was the idea.
And so, with each Presidency the office itself has grown stronger, which is what the elite in the circle we call Washington and Wall Street want. it truly is about the rich against the poor—–a one party system, with one strong leader at the top.
I came upon this picture today. It was taken right before then, President George H.W. Bush, was going to send the troops into combat in the first Gulf War. He kept saying it was to save the poor helpless Kuwaitis from that mean neighbor, Saddam Hussein.
He could have told us that we had struck a deal with the Saudi’s to protect them in exchange for bases on their land, but that wouldn’t sell to us nobodies, who they consider to be better off ignorant of all that they do.
What struck me about this picture…is the expression on his face. And the grace of his hand, as if, he is a Napoleon in history, reaching out for eternity saying. “GO…FREE MY PEOPLE!…YOU ARE MY BRAVE AND HONORABLE ARMY FOR GOOD!”
In fact, the Times editor asked Diana Walker, the photographer who took this picture, to explain it.
“It looks like he’s Moses parting the waters.”
Wow. Tie clips. Just what you need when you are about to be shot.
That reminds me of all the universal corporate “honor” Christmas meetings that I’ve been to, where the bigwigs of corporations would hand out plagues for “most sales.” instead of what most people would have preferred; money.
Anyway, Diana Walker, waited all day to get that shot. The President had been surrounded the whole day by Congressmen who wanted THEIR picture taken with the President. (Speaker of the House Thomas Foley is in the bottom left hand corner walking away.)
Diana got more than a tie clip for this picture. She won the World Press Photo competition. And I’m sure the “President” saw to it that she got that reward. No doubt, this is one of his favorite pictures.
It will be interesting to see what will happen in the next few days. If the House Leaders give into the President, we will have a one-party system.
If they don’t give into the President, we will still have a one-party system, with a ‘benevolent’ dictator at the top, who if you are lucky, will excuse you from Obamacare.
The rest of you…will just have to go to into battle without that tie clip.
Everyone was talking today about how Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin wrote a scathing remark about America in an opinion piece.. The old cold war tensions are starting to blow up again, thanks to BO…and you might think this is the first time Russia has embarrassed the United States, but it’s happened before. Before Putin, there was Nikita Khrushchev.
According to Brian Thomsen in the book: Lies and Propaganda Thought History, America has stepped in deep doo-doo before. We have a habit of losing our spy planes:
In 1960 the cold war was heating up and an effort to defuse the tensions there was a summit meeting for May 16, bringing together the four heads of state of the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. Unfortunately on May 1, a U.S. Lockheed U-2 plane disappeared over the sovereign territory of the Soviet Union. Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev declared that a “spy plane’ had been shot down, whereupon the United States issued a statement reaffirming the claim that the plane was a ‘weather research aircraft” and the pilot had difficulty with his oxygen equipment during a mission over Turkey” The administration stated, “There was absolutely no deliberate attempt to violate Soviet airspace and never has been.”
The U.S. was lying.
The U-2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers had left Peshwar, Pakistan, intending to fly over the Soviet Union and land at Bodo, Norway with the intention to photograph Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles development sites in and around Sverdlovsk and Plesetsk….but he was shot down by a 14 SA-2Guideline surface-to-air missile which brought the plane down. Powers was suppose to destroy the plane and/or himself, but he was captured after he abandoned the aircraft by parachute. The Soviets got the film, and found 7,500 rubles on him.
Powers was put on trial for espionage, pleaded guilty (to avoid being executed) and was convicted on August 19. After serving three years hard labor he was exchanged for Soviet spy master Rudolf Abel in 1962. The Paris summit was called off, and Eisenhower, Charles De Gaulle, Harold Macmillan, and Khrushchev. didn’t meet and things got worse.
As usual to American politics, a cloak of deniability was quickly fashion for the president to protect him from scandal….of course. Later on, when asked how high he was flying on May 1, 1960, he often replied, “evidently not high enough.” Many of you do not remember, but Obama lost a valuable spy plane to Iran in 2011. No, there wasn’t a pilot, but gee…nothing like handing over our best technology. Nobody Really remembers that now do they? That was an even bigger blooper than the U-2 taking pictures.
Yes, Nobody Remembers so I just thought I’d bring it up. Oh yes, George W. Bush lost a plane in China…but…he at least tried to get it back.
Nobody Knows just why Obama and the Rino’s are crying out for war with Syria. Everybody that I read is pretty much guessing that it’s all to save Obama from his own big mouth. But Nobody Thinks we should ask the very old but very sensible question: Who benefits? It’s blatantly obvious that the United States citizens, would be hurt. We don’t have the money or the will to fight another senseless war in the Middle East—-but how about our elites?
Nobody Knows and wonders—-what and IF some of our entranced Senators and Presidents get some personal money out of this from…big corporations, or even worse…other countries?
Nobody Knows…how influential big corporations and Saudi money are in calling the shots in Washington D.C. It seems, every politician in Washington is controlled and by big wads of money. P.J. O’Rourke was right when he said we have a Parliament of Whores. Nobody Wonders if we can also add a recent gaggle of Presidential Whores to that great title.
Let’s go back to the first gulf war. Daddy Bush told us we were going over there to protect a defenseless country named Kuwait, and Saddam was a bad guy. Remember, we backed that ‘bad’ guy with chemical weapons, military hardware, and millions of dollars to help those poor tribal lords in Iraq fight Iran. We did the very same thing with bin Laden, in Afghanistan, to help him fight Russia
How did that turn out for us?
Daddy Bush gave our military support to those adorable Sunni sheiks in Saudi Arabia in order to protect them, and their family, and their oil with the FIRST Gulf war. Bush the elder put on a real patriotic display for…making himself look good and protecting the Sheiks. The propaganda was so good…we didn’t mind much, because we still had money.
Then we had Clinton protecting the Muslims in Kosovo in THAT civil war. Remember, there was another ‘bad’ guy…Milosevic. Nobody Knows how necessary that was. Clinton kept away from bin Laden, refused the man nine times, because bin Laden had relatives in the Saudi family. He literally ignored the bombing of the Cole, (We will FIND the criminals who did this!) and the first bombing of the World Trade Center, which was done by the Muslim Brotherhood. Clinton airlifted Bosnian refugees over here because he felt sorry for them. He dropped 80,000 into St. Louis.
After 9.11, Bush Jr. protected the Saudi’s kids and sent out planes to pick up their families here, while everybody else was grounded. Even though almost ALL of the hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, Bush blamed one lone man. bin Laden, and he kept inviting those old Sheiks down to his Texas ranch, where he could give them big kisses.
Obama just has the thugs into the White House.
Who here believes that George W. Bush didn’t know where bin Laden was for ten years…raise your hands.
(Okay. You there. Go back to your granola.)
Obama continued the Saudi King worship with low bows.
Are you starting to see a pattern here? Jeb Bush is about to give Hillary Clinton, the butcher enabler of Benghazi, a metal of honor. Hillary has a Muslim Brotherhood woman as her assistant and she is now the right hand man of Obama.
Tell me, when will the American people get some attention from their Presidents?
All these years, our Presidents have been protecting the Saudi’s family…and we are still doing it. Iran is their biggest enemy. How nice it would be for them if we took out Syria, and then Iran?
You could say that our Presidents are doing this to keep us in oil, but we can easily get oil from other places, including our own country, and yet, we NEVER do. Our Congress AND President make damn sure we stay forever dependent on the Saudi oil.
Nobody knows, if the reason that rich people want the Presidency so badly is that the top politicians have their own very secret, and very lucrative contracts with Saudi Arabia? After all, the Saudi’s and the Muslim Brotherhood are both Wahhabi. It would explain why we have a Muslim sympathize in the White House. The Saudi’s could have told the Rhino’s at the top, that they wanted a Muslim someday, in the Presidency. John McCain could have been in on that deal. After all, he ran to lose, it was almost too obvious.
Are our Presidents and some of our Senators on the payrolls of Saudi Kings?
Because Nobody Knows how John McCain, a decorated war veteran, could say this:
The bloodcurdling cry of “Allahu akbar” is a war cry, and is meant to “strike terror in the hearts of the unbelievers.” You can’t tell me John McCain doesn’t know that.
Nobody Knows if the Boston Mayor Menino who said when a reporter asked him what he’d do with Detroit “I’d blow up the place and start all over.” if John McCain would think it was okay if the Mayor said “Thank GOD!” after he did it? (And wasn’t THAT a racist statement?)
Nobody Knows why the democrats, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore helped get the network Al-Jazeera broadcasted into American homes, while in Egypt, the Muslims’ Brotherhood network has been banned. Al Gore made millions, but what did Hillary get?
Nobody knows why now, Ft. Hood was treated as a work place accident. Nobody Knows why American Tea Party is higher on the FBI list as terrorist than al-Qaeda.
Are our Presidents getting paid in secret by the Saudi’s to keep us at war? After all, a few top men making billions from secret payouts from foreign countries would be very hard to prove, and very easy to hide. Look how long they hid everything else? (NSA( We still don’t know who killed JFK, and never will. Did FDR make a deal that American Presidents would forever more protect the Saudi Family as long as a few key people at the top of our government got big payouts? Could the Saudi Kings have insisted that payout as long as America was kept dependent on their oil?
Nobody knows, but it would sure explain the absolute absurdity of the last four President and their actions. And when you look all around you, it’s the ONLY answer that explains it all.
If you think I’m nuts about this theory, ask yourself: “What have they done for YOU lately?”
And today, somehow, the Clinton’s travel expenses were released—by Edward Snowdon.
No, I’m kidding.
No doubt the Clinton’s want to get all the unpleasant stuff out-of-the-way so we’ll forget all about it by-election time, where Hillary will probably be compared to Mother Teresa, The Virgin Mary, and the first gay running for office. But she will stay married to Bill because he has done so much for the world.
WASHINGTON – Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the non-profit’s tax forms reveal.
Yes, it takes millions of dollars to travel to Rwanda, just to give a village a $50 well, and an important photo-op for Chelsea, who is now warming up for her mother and taking over the family business of learning how to live off other people’s money.
The web of foundations run by the former president spent an eye-opening $12.1 million on travel in 2011 alone, according to an internal audit conducted by foundation accountants. That’s enough to by 12,000 air tickets costing $1,000 each, or 33 air tickets each day of the year.
That overall figure includes travel costs for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are now attached) of $4.2 million on travel in 2011, the most recent year where figures are available.
Bill Clinton of course misses Air Force One, so he likes to fly around in a Boeing 727. Who wouldn’t? Leave it to the Clinton’s to not pay for ANYTHING in their lives. The 727 is donated by a rich billionaire donor.
I need to get one of those.
BUT…next to the Obama’s, the Clinton’s look like Middle Class yokels. Obama has spent $1.4 billion dollars running around, and everybody knows, it goes up every second. Not to mention, they got another dog for BO…a girl named Sunny, because its gets lonely being the only dog on HIS own private jet. They might have to get a bigger jet for the dogs. In fact, that’s the plan, don’t you think? Puppies…to rationalize the extra plane?
On the other hand, we must ask ourselves: Will Hillary’s travel expenses be even more than Obama’s if she becomes President?
You bet. Bill will need another Air Force One, and Chelsea will need a Boeing 727.
All they need to do is get some more pets, because Bill’s last dog… Buddy…well. You don’t really want to know what happened to him. Let’s just say, he didn’t get his own plane, and it’s a shame. Because if Bill had gotten Buddy his own plane, then he would still be alive, because Bill left him at home with Secret Agents, and Buddy got run over by a car, even though he was being watched by two very expensive baby sitters courtesy of the taxpayers.
There’s a moral to this story here…I’ll let you find it. I can’t.
While everyone is fretting about masks on clowns, and Oprah Winfrey’s delicate ego, Nobody Asks: HEY…What happened with North Korea? Did Kim Jong-un find another hobby? Where IS the little cheeky chipmunk? Wasn’t he going to nuke the United States not too long ago?
Gee…Obama acted as if he was a flea making noise, and he treats Putin the same way. I don’t know about you, but ever since Einstein wrote that letter to FDR saying something like, “Yes, this could destroy the whole world.” I think our President should quit talking about the “middle class,” which as everybody knows, is somewhere in the Magic Kingdom stuck on the Dumbo ride—- and start taking his job seriously…you know— the part where he promises to ‘protect and defend’ us? Did he miss that part?
I’m aging myself here, but I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis. I was only a kid, but I do remember asking my dad why he was digging a big hole in our back yard in Naples, Florida, one Sunday afternoon in broad daylight.
As I remember, he didn’t sugarcoat it:
“We might get hit by a bomb in a few days, and we’ll be safe in this hole.” he said.
“Will that bomb kill us?”
“Yes. But, I think we’ll be safe in the hole. Go get some canned beans from mom. “
That was the ‘greatest generation.” My dad had seen what war does, (He had been a Seabee in the Pacific) and they didn’t believe hiding the truth from their kids. Eisenhower was a great man according to my parents, and this new John Kennedy kid, well…he was just a pretty face as far as they were concerned, and didn’t know what the heck he was doing. They didn’t really think he would keep us from being attacked. They had absolutely no confidence in him, whatsoever.
And here I am, too many years later, and I find myself having the same mistrust on THIS President, whom to me…also got elected on his pretty face, but unfortunately for us, is ten-fold more clueless than JFK. JFK, you could very well say, was a patriot and loved this country: Obama…does not.
America is just as vulnerable now from nuclear attack as it has ever been..and with each new President many of us ask ourselves, “Will THIS one be the one who will refuse to let go of power?”
After all, all any of them is a good crisis as an excuse–to hang on.
Here’s a few facts from Dinesh D’Souza’s excellent book: Obama’s America, about Obama’s destructive disarmament of our country, and I include some remarks underneath:
Dinesh: In 2009 when Obama took office, the US had approximately 5,000 nuclear warheads in its arsenal. Obama resolutely set about slashing that number. In 2011, Obama negotiated an arms reduction treaty with Russia, the so called START treaty, in which both countries agreed to reduce their warhead count to 1,5550. America and Russian also limited their launchers to 700. In convincing the US Senate to support the treaty, Obama promises to modernize America’s existing nuclear assets a promise he subsequently abandoned.
Nobody: Recently it was reported that our nuclear facilities were ‘dangerously” vulnerable to attack–due to failing recent mock security tests—- and leaving many places like the Bay Area and Denver vulnerable to a detonation that would “dwarf” the impacts of Chernobyl. If we are attacked–Obama will be playing cards with Reggie Love on Air Force One.
Dinesh: Some of the provision of the treaty were downright odd: the limit on 700 launchers imposed not restrictions o Russia, since Russian already had fewer than 700 launchers. Once START was ratified and became law. He has asked the Pentagon to study reducing America’s nuclear deterrent by up to 80 percent, which would bring us down to around 300 strategic warheads. All of this is occurring at a time when other nuclear armed nations like China are expanding and modernizing their arsenals. Never before in history has a global superpower disarmed itself so rapidly and so thoroughly.
Nobody: Typical of Obama. While he hurts his own country at home, he is now helping Saudi Arabia develop nuclear energy. Much as Clinton helped North Korea developed their nuclear energy and we know how that turned out. Democrats just LOVE to help other countries come up to par in a nuclear world…and why is that again?
Dinesh: America can strike back, but China and Russia have an additional 150 warheads each with which they can level every major American city. The point is that America is not deterred from striking back, because it fears a completely devastation second strike that would basically end America as we know it. These are war games that the Pentagon has played since the dawn of the nuclear age.
Nobody: Oh…peachy. Can we put that reset button on Obama’s head?
Dinesh ;Early in this presidency Obama cut back on missile defense systems in Alaska and California. Obama canceled an anti missile system planned for Poland as well as a missile detection radar system planed for the Czech Republic.
Nobody: I bet Polish people can wear Obama masks!
Dinesh: We can no longer fight two wars on two different shores. In 2009, Obama ordered $330 billion in defense cuts. The next year he convinced Defense Secretary Robert Gates to pare an additional $100 billion. In 2011 Obama chopped an additional $487 billion from the Pentagon, thus bringing his total cuts to nearly a trillion dollars.
Nobody: But he has increased drones, and you’d better not touch his daughters.
Dinesh: While the defense department is being cut to the bone, other programs like health care and green technologies are bloated with money. Obama shows no evident interest in reducing overall spending only in reducing military spending.
Nobody: I don’t think Obama has been to Bora Bora yet.
Dinesh: Obama’s hope, is that fear will keep America humble. Call it humility through vulnerability. And in this way Obama hopes that America will stop acting like the evil empires.
And that’s the point of his book: Obama believes that America HAS been the evil empire…and the reason that he admires the Muslim Brotherhood, says Dinesh, is not because he is a Muslim himself, but because he sees them as freedom fighters against the big, bad, and mean America. He disarms us…invites us to be attack. And yet…Congress does nothing.
I don’t know what to think: But it seems clear to me this country has never been more vulnerable to attack then we are with Obama. No NSA agent is going to find out who sent the nuke by monitoring Verizon Wireless. Telephones are a poor substitute for a strong military.
One thing I do know….If there was another nuclear crisis–unlike JFK, who got on TV and warned us all—-Obama would be hiding somewhere over the rainbow, playing golf in the Bahamas, and we’d be the LAST ones to know….exactly what happened.
But…just in case you don’t have a dad like I did…somebody ESLE has made lots of TV series teaching us all about how to survive a nuclear attack, or just about anything. Aren’t they sweet?
You gotta love America.
While EVERYONE was gushing today about how X-President George H.W. Bush shaved his head bald to honor a small child of one of his secret service members who had Leukemia— I was astounded to see all those guys standing behind him. No, ……I was—amazed and shocked that he needed all those guys in this picture to protect him. I always thought they got one or two for the rest of their lives, not 100. I tried in vain to find out just how many secret service are guarding our X- Presidents and kept coming up with the same answer: Most X Presidents have a total of 56 agents, but George Bush Jr. has 103.
Come on. If you believe THIS, we are paying $2 trillion a month for these guys to live in grand style with no fear? One hundred agents a piece?
Is it any WONDER we are going broke?
They get 2 trillion a month and get assigned 100 secret service people each. They also get their kids to go to president schools like Adams family did and Bush.
No wonder they spend billions to get into the White House. Please…somebody tell me this is NOT true. Awfully nice of King George to show compassion, but maybe the taxpayers should be asking…why don’t you show a little compassion to the taxpayers? Do you really need an army?
Barack Obama will met up with former President George W. Bush while they are both in Tanzania. Good old George is going to help polish up Obama’s lame legacy at Benghazi by standing with him at a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the 1998 bombing there that killed 11 people at the U.S. Embassy. George is there to promote African women. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush will also team up at a conference on African Women organized by the George W. Bush Institute. If they think this is going to help get Jeb Bush the black vote in 2016, they need a Tanzanian transplant.
In September, Jeb Bush, will be giving the 2013 Liberty Medal, to Hillary Clinton, in Philadelphia.
He had this to say about Hillary:
“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” the former Florida governor said in a statement announcing the award. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”
The Bush family must expect Jeb to win the White House, and they are just handing out some goodies to Obama and Hillary as consolation prizes: OR…Jeb and George are just really nice guys.
I would rather see Presidents putting wreaths on the graves of the recent firefighters that lost their lives in Arizona, but, that’s me. I can’t wait to see what’ Obama’s “institute” is going to be, but one thing we all know, the x Presidents make more money out of office than in. Which is why they are willing to spend billions to get the job.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.- Albert Einstein.
This week we have the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowdon, VS the United States Government.
A young man does an interview with the British paper, The Guardian, and tells the world that our government is spying on everything we do. He believes it’s wrong, and even though he knows he will be hunted down, and possibly killed, he did it anyway. After that statement, the man just disappeared. Snowden, and this is very important, allegedly downloaded the country’s most sensitive secrets, especially how the U.S. Government does surveillance abroad, so other countries would know how we spy on them. If it’s true, that’s not good, although I don’t for a minute believe that the rest of the world is that stupid, and didn’t know this anyway.
Since we haven’t heard from the man, we have no idea what the truth is. John Kerry, a man who lied big time about his own involvement in Vietnam, and who branded American soldiers as war-criminals when he was younger, said that “people may die as a consequence of what this man (Snowden) did.”
And, in a “I told you so” Nobody smirking moment, (Read yesterday’s post) John Kerry, our defense secretary, also said this:
“It is possible that the United States will be attacked because terrorists may now know how to protect themselves in some way or another, that they didn’t know before.,”
Life is wonderful when you can blame some insignificant nobody, isn’t it?
And then, we have The United States government:
When it comes to protecting the secrets of the United States, I think the Democrats make Edward Snowdon look like an amateur.
Take Bill Clinton. His North Korea appeasement program included a nuclear reactor. He also provided North Korea with detailed satellite photos of Kadena during the 1990′s as part of an “earth resources” deal with China. The U.S. Dept. of Commerce documents show the Chinese satellite “remote Sensing Center” was supplied with “world class remote sensing data acquisition, processing, archive and distribution” equipment. The state of the art satellite equipment was proved by Huges Corp.
In 1996, President Clinton personally signed an executive order releasing a wide variety of space and missile technology for export to China. That executive order was supported by the CEO’s of Lockheed, Loral, ad Huges and it allowed China to purchase sophisticated electronic guidance and control systems for its military missiles.
Remember: China helped Pakistan nuke up, and Pakistan helped North Korea, Iran and Iraq. All because Bill and his big military companies, wanted to make some money. In the meantime, he was encouraging all other nations, like Japan and India to not nuke at all.
So, Bill Clinton has made it possible for China to be able to nuke the United States. Any city. Any time. And now, North Korea. And yet, he is still adored.
That was treason of the highest order. No other way to look at it: Treason.
What else happened during Bill’s reign? Remember the Los Alamos fire? Opps, a Chinese spy got in and downloaded everything. In fact, in the last ten years that I have been reading about politics, I can’t count the number of times our secrets have been stolen. Remember when the head of the CIA was our biggest informer to Russia? Who let THAT happen? If this program is so damn good, how come we do not stop China from stealing all our good stuff?
And then you have the current President, who has continued to lie. He continues to fundamentally change our now, socialist America, into a soon- to -be communist dictator. He is flooding our shores with Muslims, and his cabinet with Muslim sympathizers. He let men die in Benghazi, sent the IRS after patriotic Americans, pushed Obamacare through in the middle of the night, and that’s only what we know of.
Who is the bigger monster here? Do we let him pass because we honor the office, even if it means the office is destroyed and replaced with a dictator?
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week?
Is Edward Snowdow out to kill innocent Americans? Or, do you trust the government that rules you now?
If you choose our government, then you are doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Snowdon, might be a lone traitor, we won’t know unless we hear him speak. BUT—Our own government has hurt, and will continue to hurt more of its own citizens that Edward could ever dream of hurting. You have to buy the ‘facts’ that everyone is telling you, that he intends to give all our secrets away.
To say the Edward Snowdon is a bigger traitor than Bill Clinton or Barack Obama is insanity. And to keep trusting the criminals in office, is just more insanity. But that just my lonely Nobody Opinions.
(Information taken from Newsmax articel: China Acquires Missile Technology– Charles R. Smith, May 17, 2007)
Once again, the timing of the dedication of x-President, George W. Bush’s library, couldn’t have had come at a more propitious time. The nation had just been attacked by Muslim radicals, giving the Bush family a platform to remind us all, that Bush kept us safe throughout the rest of his Presidency after 9/11. And in this light, it was okay for George himself to push for another Bush in the White House: His brother, Jeb.
As I watched the former Presidents all standing, and then the speeches, I can’t say that any one of them talked about what THEY had done for our country. It was all about how they, while doing the ‘toughest’ job in the world…changed the world, and plan to keep on doing it.
Not much about helping America. No mention of the hard times we are going through now.
I posted Jimmy Carter’s speech, simply because to me, what all of the former Presidents seem to be most proud about is what they have accomplished in other countries. That’s all they bragged about in all their speeches. According to the former Presidents, Bush’s best legacy was his work on aids in Africa. Clinton, Carter, and Obama all mentioned it.
George W. himself continued his great theme of globalization. America’s future is to spread democracy around the world. Never mind that since Bush and Obama, the trillions of American dollars spent to spread democracy around the world has not done a damn thing but strengthen more tyrants and America haters abroad, and destroyed the economy at home.
The theme of Bush’s library is freedom. But…while he dreams of spreading freedom all over the world, in America, the citizens continue to lose theirs.
The Bush doctrine is that only in freedom will democracy flourish, while true and noble….it makes no sense to a religion based on anything BUT freedom. All the children of Islam are brainwashed before they start to walk. I guess Bush thinks sometime 3,000 years from now, the world’s population of Muslims will decide to vote for someone who goes against everything they’ve learned from birth, and will thank George Bush for saving them from poverty and giving them democracy.
Frankly, I don’t see it happening.
Nobody Thinks that the reason all these Presidents have to praise themselves on how what they personally did to further and help the world is because none of them have down a damn thing to help Americans. All of them are too busy helping the rest of the world. Globalization may make good speeches and wonderful ideas for American Presidents who build multi-billion dollar museums to themselves and keep their own families working forever, but they all just become another part of the 1 percent that live among the rich and famous. The Presidential museums will be the last remaining things standing if we keep on this “We will fix the world” path.
George W. Bush comes off as a very sweet and likable man, but so does Bill Clinton. But, they were paid to work for America…not to eliminate poverty all over the world because it makes them feel better about themselves. (Or helps out big corporations who want into the global markets.) We must not judge Presidents on how much we like them as people, but on what they have done for us. And let’s be frank: None of them can be considered great.
So, when Bush started crying at the end of his speech— when he said the future of America will be great…a lot of us felt like crying with him. Everyone said he was crying because of all his friends. But to those watching, he was crying because America might never recover, and he knows it.
Personally, I don’t think Bush is that dumb.
Instead of talking about what they have all done for America, all they could talk about is how much money they sent out to the rest of the world. It’s enough to make you mad. And we still have good men dying in Afghanistan.
After the ceremony, I came across this video of Daniel Hannan, explaining how Margaret Thatcher took a dying England and brought it back to life. It’s what we need here. A President that takes care of his country: FIRST.
That’s what we should have heard today: George W. Bush could have brought America’s strength back. Instead, he choose his own course of “saving the world.”..and because he chose the wrong course, the communists, came forward.
George…you broke my heart.
You know, maybe our “Presidents” should just start building their libraries in Africa, and Iraq, and all over the world. And I apologize tonight to anyone who feels I’m too cynical about them all, because frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn about any of them.
And I will spend the rest of my life, trying NOT to remember the years I spent feeling betrayed, by each and every one of them.
Last week, Michele Backmann mentioned Obama’s lavish lifestyle, and here Bill O’Reilly ridicules her for it, and this Nobody Thinks he’s wrong.
To take on Obama with such a “trivial” matter, when Presidents ALWAYS spend lots of money is not good, Bill says. She should concentrate on the important things.
BUT…in this economy, with so many people out of work, the President should be cutting back. His golf trip to play with Tiger Woods alone would have paid for so MANY things…tours at the White House for one. Our Presidents are big hypocrites and we should expect more from them.
Michele is right. But both of them missed the real point here. The President should have a budget. The office itself has grown into such an expensive KINGSHIP, they make any King or Queen on earth look like misers in comparison. For instance, what President had to build a ‘replica’ of the Oval Office while the real one was being upgraded? Most of them moved into a hotel, or another room.
The American people find it disgusting what Obama and Michelle are spending on our dime, taking monthly vacations…and Bill O’Reilly, seems to think it’s okay for a President to go hog-wild with his money spending because all Presidents have done it.
That doesn’t make it right. It’s like saying “Hey mom…all the kids do crack!…It’s Okay!” It’s the same argument. Bill’s argument is weak.
So, Michele Backmann wins the Nobody’s Fool award for the week. I hope she hangs in there.