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.
The only thing that made me feel good about paying big bucks at the gas pump here in Missouri, is that I tell myself, it’s a good thing that I don’t live in California, where gas got up to over $5 dollar a gallon last year. It’s the old self inflicted psychological, “Hey, at least I don’t have cancer.” logic that seems to work every time.
It’s also a good marketing ploy: Look! Gas went down from $4.50 to $3.50! Whew!
The reason Californians pay such a hefty price is because of the higher standards from the EPA. But Obama has come out and said he wants to make us all like California.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing sulfur in gasoline and tightening emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017, as the Obama administration is proposing, would come with costs as well as rewards. The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a penny or as high as 9 cents a gallon, depending on who is providing the estimate.
The EPA is quick to add that the change aimed at cleaning up gasoline and automobile emissions would yield billions of dollars in health benefits by 2030 by slashing smog- and soot-forming pollution.
For those of us who actually remember how bad the pollution used to be in our cities, we are deeply impressed that Obama wants to save our lungs from the invisible smog that never happens here anymore.
It’s all for our health we are told, so pony up..but hey, if you want to inhale a big whiff of Mexican Green, and fill your lungs directly with a form of pollution more destructive than your grandfather’s old Marlboros, go ahead! Since Colorado jumped on the legalization paddy, more states are considering hopping on the train to stoner highway…and you, like me, might be asking yourself…why?
(Hint: A stoned nation will accept just about anything as long as they can still afford pizza.) Not to mention, nobody can afford cigarettes anymore and taxing weed would make up lost revenue.)
This was also reported:
Former president Jimmy Carter came out this month and endorsed taxed-and-regulated weed. “I’m in favor of it,” Carter said. “I think it’s OK.”
So..it seems they are saying—Have some Acapulco Gold with some Canadian Black, but stay away from that cancer stick and gasoline, because we care about you. We don’t mind if you just stay home and get stoned. In fact…we’d appreciate it.
Everyone was talking about the hypocrisy of Al Gore selling his debunked cable network to Al-Jazeera today. How could someone who is the biggest propaganda minister in the world against that nasty crude oil, sell his station to a bunch of Muslims in Qatar? (The biggest hotbed of terrorists in the Middle East.) Gore made $100 million dollars, and filed it last year so as not to pay those heavy taxes.
And this after Glenn Beck offered him a higher price.
The Blaze was reportedly told by the network that “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,” according to sources familiar with the situation.
Hillary loves Al-Jazeera, and has said so. She prefers it to American television.
America: WAKE UP! These people are owned by their greed for cash.
It’s time we looked at reality: When it comes to our top politicians, they never met a oil Sheik they didn’t like. Here’s a few facts I’m learning at the moment from, “Sleeping With the Devil.” by X-CIA agent Robert Baer.
America built Saudi Arabia’s oil business and for that they work out a nice deal with the sheiks.
“Saudi Arabia was America’s anchor in the Arab Middle East. It banked our oil under its sand. Losing it would be like losing the Federal Reserve. The Saudis own half the world’s surplus production capacity. Take the Saudi Surplus out of play and the market loses it stability and liquidity. “
But…isn’t it odd? We are beholding to the very people that want to kill us, and did you ever wonder why we don’t mine our own oil, of which we have plenty? How come decade after frustrating decade, our leaders never, ever, EVER seem to muster the votes to develop our own oil? Why would they rather put billions in Wind farms, and algae and other such nonsense, when we have oil right under our feet?
It seems ALL our past Presidents …cannot resist…getting filty rich from deals with the Saudi’s. There is a deal. You let the Saudi’s keep the monopoly…and you all will get very rich.
Let’s follow the bouncing Saudi Ball:
It started with FDR. He worked out the deal with King Ibn Sa’ud. We would get the oil out of the ground: and they would be the only supplier.
“There’s hardly a living former assistant secretary of state for the Near East: CIA director: White House staffer : or member of Congress who hadn’t ended up on the Saudi payroll in one way or another. ” says Baer.
Let’s look at the men we have voted in, that seem to have always put fortune before country:
President Richard Nixon: The CIA story goes that a sheik named Khashoggi went to see President Nixon at his home in San Clemente. When he got up to leave, he “forgot” his briefcase, which happened to be stuffed with $ 1 million in hundreds. It was never returned. ( Is it any wonder that these guys are allowed in the White House day after day?) Nixon put King Fahd up at Blair House, strictly reserved for heads of state. The White House would put out it’s hand to fund pet projects that Congress wouldn’t fund or couldn’t.
President Jimmy Carter: Prince Bandar gave a New York City benefit for Jimmy Carter’s president repository in on Atlanta, at $50.000. And Jimmy has been getting paid by the Saudi’s ever since in his various money-making groups. Jimmy is a regular PR man for anything Muslim. You can bet peanut farming was never so lucrative as being a Jewish attack dog for the Muslim Brotherhood.
President George H. W. Bush: as adviser to the famous investment firm, the Carlyle Group, George used the Presidency to open the doors to Saudi Arabia. (Not to mention, he sent our troops over to protect Kuwait) Daddy Bush was compensated for his time, reputation, and Rolodex with shares in the investments he helps to generate. The Bin Laden family had money invested in the Carlyle Group. Bandar, who by the way, owns the best piece of property in Washington on the Potomac, was so close to George H. W. Bush that he called him “Bandar Bush” and Bandar gave him $1 million towards his Presidential Library. Prince al Walid kicked in $500,000 to help launch the Geog Herbert Walker Bush Scholarship Fund at Phillips Academy, Andover . And since Saudi Arabia wanted Saddam gone, who’s NOT to say that war was for the Saudi’s?
Dick Cheney: as head of Halliburton he landed millions in engineering contracts and other lucrative deals. More like…billions.
President Bill Clinton: While Clinton was President The Qatari foreign minister wandered in and out of the White House as if he worked there. The CIA decided that the door to the Oval Office was always open to Saudi ambassador Bandar bin Sultan and not to them. While Clinton was President, Bandar built a mansion in Aspen worth $55 million, where he had lots of parties for the democratic wives of the top politicians. Clinton was good friends with Prince Turki. former head of the Saudi intelligence service, and went to school with him. Bill Clinton got $ 3 million dollars for his library, and King Fahd donated $23 million to the University of Arkansas’s new Center for Middle Eastern Studies…a “gesture of respect” for the newly elected Clinton.
And while Clinton was President, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, joined as directors of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, and open doors to the Saudis and the Kuwait’s. They all got money from that. Kissinger got $876,000 for six months of work: Shultz took home $1.08 million. Rumsfeld $1.09 million and Powell $1.49 million.
Colin Power was Bandar’s racquetball buddy. Powell started harassing Aril Sharon in Tel Aviv. And even though Queen Haifa had made contributions to the hijackers of 9/11, Powell defended them on national TV.
And that brings us to
‘President’ Barack Hussein Obama: Before he was elected to office, a Saudi Prince told a reporter that very soon there would be a Muslim in the White House. Barack’s college education was funded by Saudi’s, it has been reported. And he has helped out American backed dictators throughout the Middle East and they have been replaced with Muslim brotherhood dictators. It is reported that the Muslim brotherhood have full access to the Oval office and drop in any time they like. No President has done more to promote the Muslims our history, going so far as to claim that the Muslims helped build America. NASA now is helping the Muslims..(see video) Benghazi proved that Obama and Hillary want to make it a crime for us to speak against Muslims which by the way, control the UN.
Our Congress remains silent.
So…While our country is being gutted…it’s also being filled up with Muslims, Mosques, and million-dollar Presidential libraries that we certainly don’t need. No matter how bad things are for the little guy, our politicians continue to reap riches…
I now have half a block of Muslim neighbors, and they hate all Americans…and even though we blocked George W. Bush from giving DUBAI our ports (How much was he going to make off of that deal, Nobody Wonders?) we won’t stop Obama from flooding our country with Islamic culture.
The deal was: Keep your mouth shut and the Saudi’s take care of you. They have as much as a trillion dollars in US banks as insurance.
I don’t know about you…but this is just the stuff that we know about. But maybe that’s the reason John Boehner keeps crying …he did it again today…he knows too much.
So Nobody Asks—- Who really Cares?
I do. The more I know about Washington, the more ashamed I am that I voted for any of them.
This week we have two very important world figures trying to take the spotlight with their grievances, Jimmy Carter and Elmo. I was going to go for Cher this week, because she keeps ranting that the Tea Party people are all racist… but…why? Elmo at this point is much more interesting.
Let’s start with that pontificating putterer, x-President Jimmy Carter, who no doubt is still wondering if we have aliens on the planet, because he is looking for the Carter family tree. I’m convinced he could be of alien descent because I can’t think of any recent x President that dislikes America as much as he does.
Notice I said X American President.
Carter is STILL knocking America…and that’s because America threw him out of office because he put on his sweater one day in the Oval Office, looked the American people straight in the eye, and told America to turn down their thermostats and get out our ugliest sweaters, because we were basically all energy hogs and it was our fault (not his) that we had to wait in long lines to get gas.
It didn’t go over too well.
Once Ronald Reagan came to save the day, we couldn’t WAIT for Jimmy to go back to his peanut farm. But did he? Nooooooo, he had to continue to torture us with all his opinions…like how the election of Hugo Chavez was a good one. Once Jimmy Carter agreed to do an interview in Playboy, Nobody thought that if there were any redeeming qualities Jimmy might have had…class was not one of them. He has been one of the noisiest and litigious pathological anti American President ever to grace the Oval Office, but..yesterday–he just might have gone too far.
He is now attacking Obama…Lions and Tiger and Bears…OH MY!
Jimmy Carter, America’s 39 the president, denounced the Obama administration for “clearly violating” 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, writing in a New York Times op-ed on Monday that the “United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights. In addition to the drone strikes, Carter criticized the current president for keeping the Guantanamo Bay detention center open, where prisoners “have been tortured by water boarding more than 100 times or intimidated with semiautomatic weapons, power drills or threats to sexually assault their mothers.”
Notice the words “intimidated.”
Actually, if a Muslim really believed that some American soldier was really going to sexually assault their mother, then he deserved to be water boarded for stupidity alone.
And even though Jimmy has protected Muslims all over the world, this time he has maybe stepped over the…x –tow the Party democratic line.
And then there’s Elmo. Evidently Elmo is claiming that the Jews are ruining the world, (see video) something Mel Gibson once said to a cop. So many kids were around while Elmo was losing his mind trying to tell people that the Jews were taking over, a guy in another stupid costume had to get him to shut up.
How do you compare? I can’t. Both of them are stupid.
And speaking of stupid—Kim Kardashion had this to say about herself and the Virgin Mary:
“I think if I’m 40 and I don’t have any kids and I’m not married, I would have a baby artificially inseminated, I would feel like Mary — like Jesus is my baby. When I did want to have sex the first time, I was almost 15,” she told Winfrey — just like the Virgin Mary said in the Gospel of Matthew.
She told this to Oprah. Word has not come in if she was on drugs, or if the Catholic Church might be considering working with Kim to redo the Virgin Mary statues with Kim Kardashion statues ..or not. Somehow Kim completely missed the point that you have to be a VIRGIN to be Mary.
I’m beginning to think I should have compared Cher to Kim this week: The Botox Devil and the Virgin Mary.
Still somewhere I just know, that Jimmy Carter has lusted for them both.
Therefore, Elmo wins by default. Congratulations Elmo! Jimmy Carter and Egypt await you.
As most of us understand that it’s a “global” world now, and the United States has always tried to use its influence in building ‘democratic’ institutions abroad, the one thing that many of us really don’t like, is seeing our politicians using taxpayers money to buy the political leaders that they want to “rule” that country. While Bill Clinton was President, Jimmy Carter couldn’t keep himself out of any election in the world it seems, and I don’t know about you, but when Jimmy Carter praised the election of Hugo Chevez in Venezuela giving it his hands up and personal stamp of approval…you really had to wonder what the word “democracy’ meant for Democrats.
John Kerry is the New Jimmy Carter. I guess Jimmy just got tired.
Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate foreign relations committee, arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening, as part of his tour of the region, to hold talks with Egyptian officials about the “democratic transformation” of Egypt.
According to Al Ahram, Senator Kerry and US Ambassador to Cairo Ann Patterson will meet with Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Mursi, at the FJP headquarters on Wednesday. Kerry’s last visit to Cairo was in early December. In their meeting then with the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Brotherhood officials vowed to respect civil rights and international treaties, attempting to allay fears that the Islamist organization would revoke Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.
Oh sure. “respect civil rights?” The Muslim brotherhood will respect civil rights…..
Can I buy a vowel?
Right now there are riots in the streets and the military still holds power which to many of us means the U.S. still holds power because we pretty much gave them that military. We have given Egypt 2 billion dollars a year in aid since 1979, and 1.3 billion yearly for defense. In return, they were to leave Israel alone.
According to the State Department, that equipment has included fighter jets, tanks, armored personnel carriers, Apache helicopters, anti-aircraft missile batteries and aerial surveillance aircraft.
The Muslim brotherhood want the Whites House blessings…and our continued billions, and since Obama just gave Kenya a big bundle of money, you can bet…that the Muslim Brotherhood will get his full support.
Obama talks a good game of being tough..but watch what he does. And Nobody Wonders what John Kerry will say after the Muslim Brotherhood are handed Egypt?
“Democracy has come to the Muslim world.”