Afghanistan, Not a Concern of President Obama?

Do you remember the outrage of democrats when then candidate Obama discussed shutting down our troop involvement in Iraq while maintaining a presence in Afghanistan?  Yeah, it was kind of quiet, but it was there… Well, according to NBC News in an article just posted today [view article here], it appears those same democrats should be getting louder still.  Can you hear them?  Yeah, me neither…

According to the infographic on the Whitehouse.gov website [view it here], the Obama administration had projected (read “promised”) to have a total withdrawal of forces transitioning to local Afghan security forces by 2014.  In case they remove it from the website, I’ve decided to post that pic here (below) for everyone to view in the future.

infographic_roop_levels_afghanistan_iraq.jpg from the WhiteHouse.gov website. Click to view closeup.

infographic_roop_levels_afghanistan_iraq.jpg from the WhiteHouse.gov website. Click to view closeup.

So, how do we go from “full transition” to an “open ended military commitment”?  I dunno’… Maybe we need to ask the contractors that built the Whitehouse.gov website if they are the same guys that built the HHS ObamaCare website… At least if they are, we might assume that mistakes made on one site could easily happen on the other website.

Mr President, why was the war in Iraq so unacceptable, but the war (quagmire) in Afghanistan so acceptable as to keep our troops and money pouring in endlessly?  Haven’t we done enough damage to al-Qaeda in that region that maybe they’ve moved?

Some of the same questions that should have gotten us out of Vietnam sooner apply here, Mr President… What is the mission?  When is the mission complete?  How are we measuring the steps to mission completeness and how are you reporting that to the American people?  You know… All those same problems YOU had with the Bush administrations policies in Iraq… Now they apply to YOU.

What is the mission?  Osama bin-Laden is dead… al-Qaeda does not seem to have a loud organized voice in the world today… The war on terrorism takes place in so many other countries today, why do we need a single large presence in Afghanistan?

Or, is the truth something more sinister, Mr President?  Can you tell the American people with a straight face that the reason we are there today is NOT to keep a closer eye on Iran, China and Russia from a vantage point we’ve never really had until these last few years?  Looking at a map, it seems a little too elementary for most Americans to miss, but I doubt many have given any thought, what with all the tail-wagging-the-dog politics you’ve managed these last 5 or 6 years…

Barack Obama, Mr President, “Leader of the Free World”, why, sir, do we need an unending presence in the form of combat troops in a nation that was destroyed years ago?

BRING OUR SOLDIERS, AIRMEN AND MARINES HOME, MR PRESIDENT!!!

 

Arne Duncan and Soccer Moms

I’ve sat in a rear-leaning position on the question of Common Core State Standards Initiative (commonly referred to as Common Core) for a long time, although most of my conservative friends have been very outspoken against it. It has been adopted by all but 6 states in this vast union, so can it really be all bad?  A recent comment by the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, apparently raised a lot of eyebrows and caused an even wider conservative outcry. According to a CNN report:

Duncan said he found it “fascinating” that opponents include “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — (discovered that) their child isn’t as bright as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

Attacking soccer moms was probably not the smartest thing ol’ Arne coulda’ done that fateful day in front of a news camera… But seriously, I wonder if he was wrong.

Truth of the matter, I am wondering how different this ‘new’ agenda is from the Bush agenda known as “No Child Left Behind”. Is it a case of ‘same story, different storyteller”?  Before you puff up in obsessed concern with my ability to claim any kind of conservativeness in my bones, please follow my train of thought for a minute. I certainly can’t be the first to think there has to be similarities. (I might surprise you in the end)

According to the Core Standards (http://www.corestandards.org/) website’s Mission Statement:

“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”

Following their link to The Standards (http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards), it appears the Common Core are divided into two primary areas of concern; Math and English. I may be wrong, but let me continue to explore… (I was happy to see that the standards at least support a single language, as opposed to providing for the multi-lingual discussions we’ve heard in immigration arguments from places like California over a common language.) To quote their standards page, similar to what No Child Left Behind stated,

“It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.”

So far, I don’t understand why conservatives would have a problem supporting this… Sounds like a very George Bush plan to this point. I am sure I must be missing a key point somewhere…

A conservative that I deeply respect and hold in high regard recently told me that it is a matter of restricting teachers nationally to a pre-canned set of curriculum. Mindless robotic teaching of specific answers to specific test questions… When I pointed out that we’ve been teaching specifically to kids to pass the SATs for decades, she changed her tack…

She said this is pretty much the same program, but Common Core curriculum has been rewriting our history with a MORE liberal skew-point than ever before. Apparently, the thinking is in order to be within the structure of Common Core, the school system has to buy new curriculum that touts a new order of things in teaching. I cannot argue against that point because nothing on the website discusses the need to buy new curriculum material.

Now my next question has to be, are curriculum materials ‘required’ to be stamped somehow as CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) approved? I didn’t have to look far…

According to the Resources page found at http://www.corestandards.org/resources, we see that there is a list of Publishers’ Criteria documentation. But that site still does not say that states’ boards of education are required to purchase any specific material, as long as the standards are met.

On top of that, it appears this program is suggested, recommended and strongly supported by the Department of Education, but it seems to be adopted, administered and run by each state independently…

Surely I am naive and missing something, right? Millions of conservatives across the country could not possibly be so completely misled that I should be the only one that sees this as innocent… So, I am willing to believe I must be NOT seeing something here; blind to something more obvious. Please write to me in the comments section below and let me know what I am missing…

Was Arne Duncan right?  Are suburbanites mostly upset to find out that their own plans over the years of No Child Left Behind haven’t led to the brightest bulbs in the box?

Signed,

Dimly Lit in GA…

It Is What It Is, Mr President

First, an apology from me… It is what it is… I haven’t posted on this blog in a very long time mostly due to health issues and general lackidazical attitudes toward the garbage in the news the last 6 months or so.  But, as I said, it is what it is

I honestly hate that saying.  First time I heard it was in 2007 when a software vendor was telling my company that a situation could not be fixed… They had a problem with the software development, but did not have the ability to reprogram the software?  I found that hard to believe so I challenged what they were telling us.  Their response to me?

“Tim, it is what it is…”

What a cop-out… It very basically denies the responsibility to use the ability you have to impact the thing you are responsible for fixing.

Today, President Obama held a news conference to make an announcement concerning his Affordable Healthcare Act (ObamaCare).  To set the stage, remember the law forced insurance companies to cancel the policies of millions of insured holders… These are people who have healthcare bills stacking up in their mailboxes as their claims are being denied.

For more than a month, the government’s website for signing up for Obamacare has not worked properly and STILL doesn’t, as admitted by President Obama who said,

“…We are working 24 / 7 on the problems…”

…today in his news conference.  I can only hear those same software vendors on the same conference calls using the same words on daily calls,

“It is what it is…”

…as they continue to “work 24 / 7″ on problems that they created. So, we have people having policies canceled who cannot sign up for Affordable Healthcare on a government website because “it is what it is…”

Today, our illustreous leader, President Obama, launched another salvo in his war on insurance companies to cripple them.  If you think i am overstating, please consider what he did…

Millions of people have had their policies canceled bringing down dramatically the revenue of any insurance company.  Meanwhile, medical bills have stacked up against the patients that have had their policies canceled… Now, President Obama declares that ALL of these policies are “required” to be put back into force, meaning the insurance companies with less revenue must pay potentially billions of dollars in bills that they aren’t prepared to pay.

If you want to ruin an industry, take away their revenue for a single month, then require them to pay a single month worth of bills they were not planning for (due to the law)… The health insurance industry is about to take a major blow to the gut.

Who care?  It is what it is, and insurance companies are big rich guys that need to be hit in the gut every now and then, right?  Wrong…

Who do you think is the biggest investor in banks and small businesses not only nationally, but internationally?  Yes, the insurance industry… That may not be a completely fair assessment considering that the insurance industry is SO entwined with the financial industry that you almost cannot tell the two apart.  But the point is a distinction without a difference… They invest heavily in construction of buildings, all sorts of factory based businesses, and farming to the point that without the insurance industry being prosperous, none of us would be prosperous.

But, the word that President Obama has heard loud and clear from his supporters in the Dept of HHS about the website debackle has permeated to everything else about this government.  Mr President, it is what it is… a piece of crap.

You, sir, will go down in the history books on the good side as the “first black president ever elected”… But, history will also judge you poorly as “one of the worst presidents ever.”

 

President No-Bama

That was quite possibly the most “do nothing” speech I’ve ever heard a President who threatened a country give ‘after’ threatening said country… A feeble attempt to save face…

Give them a red line in the sand and let them cross it several times, then declare the red line crossed but take no action for months… Decide to wait for Congress to do nothing for more months, after waiting for the rest of the world to turn their back on your threatening statements…

Finally, lose your support from your own political base and THEN give a big speech about how you saved the day by getting the Russians to come up with a great idea that you strongly support.  When that is not working, make sure to mention how you are going to send your war-mongering peace-nik Secretary of State to visit with the Russians (not the Syrians) to work out the specifics of the Syrians giving up their chemical weapons…

By the way, last time we tried getting any country to give up their chemical weapons and they agreed to it, we waited 2 years before sending in United Nations military troops (Americans under a UN banner) to investigate… That was followed by more vain threats, and finally we threw troops at it in the end after years.

Not in line for the “Best President of the Last 200 Years”… Nope, not even in the Top 50… This one has already earned the nickname President No-Bama and rightfully so.  A president who has proven himself to be less worth less than his word on virtually every topic regarding the use of military force.  Every Muslim country considers him a weak leader… That means they consider us an even weaker nation than they already thought us to have proven ourselves.

I wonder if the next president will maintain a new “apology tour” when he’s elected…

Lasting Happiness

I’ve known the “Chinese curse” (which is neither Chinese nor a curse) most of my life…

“May you live in interesting times.”

It is only now that I’ve discovered where in that curse the wisdom truly resides… Boredom leads to contentment; contentment leads to peace; peace leads to lasting happiness. The key to that phrase is “lasting” as opposed to the fleeting happiness we find in so many other endeavors.

Look at a dog that chases a tennis ball that you’ve thrown.  Upon returning to you with the tennis ball dropping in his mouth, what is the first thing the dog will usually do?  Yep, drop the ball and immediately look around for the next “fun” thing to do… Often, after looking around, they’ll look up at you with longing eyes that say, “C’mon, Master… Thrown it again… C’mon c’mon…”

Dogs can be suckered into the short term happiness that comes from chasing a ball, and beg for more of that over and over.  But when is the dog the happiest?  When he is sitting on the porch beside his master, calm, and on-guard…

The Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”, at first seems to say the Warlord receiving the “blessing” is stupid for being unaware that it is actually a curse.  Instead of reacting as though it were a curse, he reacts by feeling ecstatic for getting such a wonderful blessing.  The second thing most people take away is that, interesting times are not always fun times.  War, death, pestilence, misery, suffering and starvation are just some of the things that come about as the result of battles and wars… So, interesting times are not always “fun” times, and “isn’t the warlord stupid for not already knowing that?”

The wisdom of the curse seems to actually be in the part that most people never think through… If you are bored, you are often content, like the dog on the porch.  If you are content, you are usually at peace… Peace is a boring bit of time, with nothing taking away one’s attention.  But peace is also the thing most people seek out with all their money and power to obtain.  The dog on the porch is at peace.

Today is labor day, and it occurs to me that some of the happiest people I have ever known in my life have been humble people with humble surroundings doing boring things for employment… Many of those are people who work in a labor related environment.  Not meaning to politicize this post, but Labor Unions originally existed to improve the working environment for most laborers who had lived in horribly unsafe working conditions.  After fixing a large portion of those problems, Union bosses became a bit confused at the boredom that follows once you actually get the thing you fought so hard for… That boredom led them to need to prove their existence was not in vain, having to justify their jobs.

Boredom is a good thing sometimes… No, most of the time, providing the person bored is the person content.  Don’t live your entire life thinking conservatism is a boring thing, and boring is bad…

Bloviation Bloviation Bloviation

John Kerry today made quite a grand speech concerning our intentions as a nation in the Syrian conflict… But, I tell you honestly, after listening to what seemed like a “forever speech”, I’m still not really sure what he said.  Near the end of his speech, the word “blovation” popped into my head.

From somewhere deep in the dark recesses of Google, I was able to locate this amazingly simple definition:

bloviation

I heard him say a lot of stuff… But the word stuff just doesn’t seem to fit here.  He said things like, “As we all know… We have a President who does what he says…”, but then he never announced whether we, as a nation, are currently acting in the way Mr President said we would if that red line was crossed… Oh, and evidence shows the line was crossed a long time ago, by the way.

Now, here’s the parts I really don’t understand about this entire beef to begin with…

  • Syria has traditionally been friend and ally to Russia and Iran… So the government forces are thus supported by those countries.
  • We have no real interest in oil or other resources there presently… So, there is no “imminent threat” to the American way of life due to the actions of the Syrian government…
  • The bulk of the world has turned their back on “the people” of Syria… We have proven we can’t take care of our own nation’s humanitarian needs (Katrina, Sandy, etc)…

Can someone explain to me exactly WHY we need to get involved there at all?

Constitutionality aside, just thinking on grounds of common sense (Lord help me), I don’t see any rationalization for us to get involved in the internal dispute of a country where we have not had interests for several decades.  Of course, I don’t know what the President knows…

Immediately after his speech, I found the text of what Mr Kerry had to say.  You can read it all here for yourself, and please tell me if you see anything in it of substantial worth…

Read the Speech

Or watch it for yourself below…

Bloviation, bloviation… Almost sounds like “blah, blah, blah… “

Presidents Barack Obama and James Madison?

While visiting Virginia, my wife and I traveled to Montpelier today, home of James Madison the 4th President of the United States and more importantly, author of the 10 amendments to the constitution known as the Bill of Rights.  It was an interesting visit, to say the least.  But the most surprising part was seeing how this administration has tried to entangle its way into every facet of American history… An odd behavior, considering I’ve seen very few Presidents in my long life do anything similar.

Born the 1st child of his parents on a frontier farm northeast of Charlottesville, VA, I was struck by how far off the beaten path it was that this guy, James Madison, came up with so much constitutional revelation.  But, months before the Constitutional Convention he analyzed successes and failures of past governments from around the world in a second story room at his remote Montpelier.  Such study led him to become the primary intellectual force behind the construction of the constitution.  Montpelier was apparently near a major postal route that led to Washington, DC… But, in a frontier land and time, there were very few people in this neck of the woods.

After Americans had adopted the Articles of Confederation, Madison proposed to throw out the articles and create a federal government.  As a result, he helped write the federalist papers in order to convince Americans to vote in support of it.  The Federalist Papers were, in essence, either an incredible campaign of marketing on his part or an even more incredible attempt at propaganda.  I make that remark only because his concept of a strong central government (federalism) versus an alliance of many independent states (confederation) goes against my grain.  It also helped to set the stage for what became known in the southern states as the War of States Rights.

Madison may have been born into a frontier lifestyle, but he was born very wealthy and lived the life of the rich and famous.  His father had obtained a land grant of 5000 acres which he used for tobacco farming and had an average of about 100 slaves.  A 15 minute film at the museum visitor’s center tried to twist history a little by using the phrase:

“100 slaves to support a single small family…”

but it all sort of made sense at the end of the film when, of course, we see Obama’s back as he is staring at a painting of Madison in the White House… Why was that shot even necessary to the film?

Another item to note, while on a tour of the Madison’s house, the tour guide spoke very nicely about Paul Jennings, the Madison’s most personal slave.  Paul Jennings spoke greatly of President Madison’s last 16 years in an article or book that he wrote… Wait… A slave that could write?  But there was a lot of intrigue around the comments by the same tour guide about how Lafayette, during a visit, railed against slavery when upon seeing Madison’s farm said something along the lines of slavery being “far worse than I ever imagined…”

So, a little truth on this is easy to figure without much arm twisting.   First, the 100 slaves were not there to wait on the Madison family hand-and-foot… There were only about 10 – 15 that worked in an around the house while the vast majority worked the farm itself.  The statement in the film made you believe that these particular slave owners were treated as modern day royalty… He was a very rich man, and even 10 or 15 slaves is an awful lot… But to exaggerate the way the film did was bordering on a lie to make one’s point run deep.

The second point, about Lafayette’s judgement does point to a man (Madison) who must now only be seen in history as a complete hypocrite.  This man authored the Bill of Rights, and yet his response to Lafayette was reportedly “the time just isn’t right.”  How difficult would it have been for a very wealthy man to set free just the head of each family of slaves, and pay that man a very small wage as long as he remained… Over time, he could afford a few dollars a month out of his thousands of dollars in sale of tobacco, couldn’t he?

It is apparent from the end of the film (Obama’s presence) that the Administration had their hands all over this little rewrite of history.  Putting the twist of today’s judgement on something that occurred over 200 years ago is really odd to me.  But then, this entire Administration has taken twists and turns so great, I don’t even see an American government in office anymore.

 

Elysium and Political License

My wife and I managed to take in a movie last night, and decided to see the new science fiction action flick called Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.  Watching the trailer, you would never expect that this show takes such political license with the story line that it isn’t even subtle.  Had I known, I would never have spent my money supporting the eating habits of the people that created this piece of garbage.

The story, presumably some 150 or so years in the future, is at first glance a typical Samson and Goliath story… Or possibly even Robin Hood… There is an extremely rich class of people for whom anything at all seems possible, including the fact that every single home contains a medical machine that cures every ailment including cancer within seconds.  These people live in total isolation from the poor… The poor, living on Earth, seem to all speak Spanish.

Well, that seems odd at first, until I realized the story on Earth only seems to play out in Los Angeles, where there wasn’t a single black actor in the story, I might add… Matt Damon’s character as a child is obviously of caucasian descent, but speaks only spanish in what appears to be an orphanage setting.  Yet, when he matures, he and all of his friends speak primarily english…

The director takes us into a conflict in which the poor of Earth, when trying to reach Elysium, are specifically branded as “illegal aliens”.  The forces that hold them in check on Elysium are part of Homeland Security.  Hmmm… not real subtle.

Like I said on Facebook right after seeing the movie, I’m not sure if the “book” that this was based on takes the same license, but it was so “in your face” that it was hard to focus on the acting.  Matt Damon made a good presentation of his role, and seemed very believable…

Jodie Foster, on the other hand, heavily over-acted her role… The accent she tried to use throughout the flick completely pulled my attention away from the words she was actually saying.  But her acting was way over the top… She was supposed to be an evil head of Homeland Security, from the best I could tell.  Homeland Security?  On a space station colony?  In several scenes, her character acts in complete disregard for her laws and in fact, takes control of the entire colony from the President during a breech of security.  This guy (below) seems to agree about her stupid acting ability in this movie, although he also commented that she was “hot” (yuck)…

So, here is my real problem.  Elysium is supposed to be a place for the ultra-rich who have access to a seemingly endless supply of medical cures, and who with evil intent, withhold that resource from the masses of Earth simply because of economic class… The director, through his use of naming the various groups, makes a direct comparison to the United States of today and the problem of illegal immigration.  Yet, today, no such correlation exists between a devastatingly impoverished class of illegal aliens attempting in very small numbers to get to an unlimited resource of medical cures.

Illegal immigration is about several things.  ONE of those things IS the protection of resources of one country from the over consumption by outsiders.  However, the movie seems to imply that Americans (the evil rich) have access to an unlimited amount of these medical cures (the resource) while keeping the away from ALL of the poor people (illegal immigrants) just because they want to… That implication is simply not true on EVERY level…

First, Americans are NOT the evil rich… Wait, most of us Americans are neither evil nor rich.  But, I’m sure to the director, that is not really the point.

Secondly, Americans do not have access to an unlimited supply of medical cures.  In fact, since we haven’t had socialized medicine, President Obama’s crowd would love for you to believe we don’t have a good medical system at all.

Last, the last I checked, medical resources are available in every state to every person whether they are a citizen or not.  In fact, in almost every state, they are available regardless of whether the person has the ability to pay or not, so economic status really doesn’t matter.  Some cures are not available to anyone anywhere unless you are on a waiting list, but that is completely because of lack of resources, not due to economic status of the patient.

So, bottom line… I liked the idea of a Samson and Goliath science fiction movie.  But this one, Elysium, just totally missed it with me because of the insincere way in which it appeared to be very unsubtle propaganda to elicit feelings of unfairness for the poor illegal aliens of this country.

I also found the director to be very racist in his casting and telling of the story.  Every person on Elysium was either caucasian or eastern indian, while every person on Earth was hispanic… th eonly exceptions were that every BAD person on Earth (the 3 mercenaries) were caucasian and Matt Damon’s “savior” character was caucasian.  So, the good people and the bad people were mostly caucasian while the desperate poor were all hispanic.  RACISM… You just can’t escape it, even in Hollywood…

John Kerry – Still a Coward?

Secretary of State, John Kerry recently ordered an unprecedented closing of American embassies around the world because of threats from an enemy.  I’ve been thinking for days since the original post on the news about embassy closings, and it has bothered me to no end.

John Forbes Kerry, b. 11 Dec 1943… Son of an Army Air Corps test pilot (Richard Kerry), John was labeled years ago by many (if not most) of his fellow servicemen in Vietnam as a coward.  Richard (dad), by all accounts, served his time honorably… John (son) returned from his days as a swift boat commander in ‘Nam to protest against ‘Nam and the American military presence there… None of this is news.

So why is the mainstream media NOT asking the really hard question?  Even an 18 year old soldier would see this as cowardice in the face of the enemy.  I myself was a member of the military for 20 years, and I’m familiar with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 99.  Lucky for Mr Kerry, he is no longer subject to the same LAW as many of the people that provide support to his embassies.

Our enemies?  Al-Qaeda, terrorists, or however you wish to label them, do not see us as much of a courageous enemy to begin with.  To them, a courageous warrior faces his enemy (unless of course he is wearing a suicide bomb).  Heck, even our commander-in-chief chooses to assassinate possible threats from several thousand feet in countries where we have no declared war (potential international crime charges NOT pending).  But, the State Department swears this is not cowardice but a logical reaction to a real threat.  Of course, all of this alert and threat activity comes after 5 straight days of those drone strikes… Coincidence?

Really?  You get notified by the police department that your house will very probably be targeted tonight by the local crime syndicate for some massive crime spree that is going on in your neighborhood… Would you leave your home?

Today, Mr Kerry ordered the evacuation (or was it a work-from-home day?) for all the staffers in the American embassy in Yemen and urged Americans to evacuate the country of Yemen.  Why?  Ayman al-Zawahiri, a strange little man and infamous current living leader (another coward) of the Al-Qaeda network, must be dancing in his apartment-in-hiding…

Flee?  Run?  Hide?  Isn’t that what our enemies are supposed to do?  From a favorite movie of mine…

“Conan, what is best in life?”

“To crush your enemies,
see them driven before you,
and hear the lamentation of their women.”

Update:  Not even before I could go to bed after writing this article, President Obama was ready with a response during his interview on the Late Night Show with Jay Leno.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/06/19900082-obama-says-us-taking-precautions-on-terror-threats-but-insists-were-going-to-live-our-lives?lite

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Phony Scandals?

Today, watching a small bit of Fox News programming, I saw again a discussion about how President Obama and his staff refer to attacks by the media in recent months as building “phony scandals”.  I chuckled at the mis-use of the English language by someone that was once a premier college speaker… and continued by Jay Carney.  Really?

I like to view comments from the President with as much context around them as possible as I set the stage for my discussion. That makes it harder for political pundits to steer me into a particular judgement… Watch this video to get two minutes and forty seconds (2:40) of context before his actual statement of “phony scandals”…

“…but with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington’s taken its eye off the ball… And I’m here to say, this needs to stop.”

Really, Mister President?

First, I have a real problem with the term “phony scandal”.  I suppose what he meant to say is they are making a big deal out of something which isn’t, or shouldn’t be a big deal.  A scandal, by definition, cannot be ‘phony’… It is either a scandal or not based on Google’s definition of the word.

“An action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage”

If ever there was a candidate for “phony scandal” it would be, in my opinion, the Anthony Wiener mess.  Here we have a guy who has sent text messages of his body parts to women, seemingly women he had previous conversations with. that involved sexual interest on both sides.  Now, someone please tell me in 2013 why this of all things is a shocking revelation enough to cause “general public outrage”?  After decades of politicians all the way up to the presidency itself, religious leaders, movie stars and athletes, being “caught” at what seems like marital infidelity, WHY IS THIS AN ISSUE?

Think about it this way… Is there anyone left in this country who does not know an adult who has had multiple sexual relationships?  That would have been a shocker back in the 1950s… “You’ve slept with HOW MANY people?”  Today we live in a world where same sex relationships are no longer a “shocker”… People live in “open relationships” or “open marriages”… I am still reeling at the thought that polygamy is a problem in a world where a house without marriage could contain 5 or 6 people, all trading sexual favors like a pair of garden gloves between each other…

Dating websites are incredibly popular right now, most of which are not expecting “nice” relationships but openly advertise there ability to help you find single-night hookups.  Holy cow, I used the term “hookup” as if it were nothing big in itself… So, in a world where Adult Friend Finder, Ashley Madison, Poly Match Maker, Polyamory.com, and FetLife offer adults the ability to hookup quickly, WHY is the Anthony Wiener story even in the news?  Couldn’t he have diffused the whole thing by simply saying, “My wife and I are in an open marriage, and share our bed with several other women.”  He might have easily added, “…and my wife is bi-sexual, and loves working for Hillary Clinton”…

No Mister President, what has been facing the White House (yourself) as scandals are all REAL.  Remember, it is considered…

“An action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage”

Action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong?

  • ObamaCare Enforcement Delay Scandal? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Benghazi Scandal? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • IRS Scandal? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Stockpiling ammo to disarm America legally? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Justice Dept investigating AP? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Fast and Furious Scandal? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Both of the above, Harold Holder Perjury Scandals? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Enrolling millions of Illegal Immigrants in Food Stamp Program Scandal? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Solyndra Investment Scandal? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Announcements of Economic Recovery not true? - Something HE potentially dictated…
  • Pushing ObamaCare Bill through without giving congressmen the 3 days minimum to read new legislation Scandal? - Something HE potentially dictated…

These are just the ones I can remember… Are any of these phony??

Mister President, if you taught college classes with the adroit use of the English language you’ve exhibited here, there is no longer any doubt in my mind why young lawyers today are more useless than lawyers have ever been… … …

Jay Leno has a great bit about this as well… Take a look at this from MRCTV.

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/leno-obama-says-we’re-distracted-phony-scandals-time-get-distracted-phony-recovery

Related Articles:

http://corygrambart.com/2013/07/25/obama-calls-his-scandals-phony-most-disrespectful-president-ever/

http://niecey456.com/2013/07/26/our-phony-president/

http://drawfortruth.com/2013/07/28/the-phonys-scandals/