Sunday, March 9, 2014
Last Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry decried Russia’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula as so-19th century. Doesn’t Putin know that countries aren’t supposed to act like this in today’s utopia? How can Obama rule America with all these foreign policy distractions?
You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text, it is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems. There are all kinds of other options still available to Russia. There still are. President Obama wants to emphasize to the Russians that there are a right set of choices that can still be made to address any concerns they have about Crimea, about their citizens, but you don’t choose to invade a country in order to do that.
Naïve is a word that comes to mind when Secretary Duck Dodgers in the 19th in a half century utters nonsense like the one above. What’s next? Is he going to employ Daffy Duck’s ultimatum dispatcher? I’m sure Putin is quaking in his boots.
History is replete with aggression and oppression, but somehow, Kerry believes human beings have advanced beyond those norms. Take a look at what’s going on in the world. The 21st century is no different than the last. I would go even further and state that most countries haven’t advanced beyond the 8th century. Can anyone say Islam?
For all of the bluster that spews out of Washington D.C. I would say the Obama administration is stuck in the 1930’s. Their economic policies mirror FDR’s failed New Deal and their approach to foreign aggression is Chamberlain-esque. There is nothing 21st century about Barack Obama and his hirelings.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Lights, camera, action! Welcome to Rep. Elijah Cummings’ high theater and grand illusion. Boy, those democrats sure do know how to play on the political stage. Today, we had Lois Lerner, an IRS thug, testifying before a House congressional committee, whom repeatedly took the Fifth Amendment. But you can damn well bet that’s not what the mainstream media will report. Not after the antics of Mr. Cummings.
The press is already rolling with this repression of a black congressman by a powerful, rich white guy narrative. Why this poor black man was denied his right to voice his opinion. Of course, Mr. Cummings and the press failed to mention that he had his opportunity to speak, but didn’t. Why did the congressman wait until the hearing was adjourned? Could that be by design? Hmmm?
Rep. Elijah Cummings has been in Congress since 1996. Are we to believe that he doesn’t know parliamentary procedures? This is theater for the low-information masses. Smoke and mirrors folks, smoke and mirrors.
If only our founding fathers could see us now. I bet they would be shocked to learn that freedom loving Americans would allow a tax collecting agency the ability to codify political speech and monitor our health care choices. Would incredulity be the right word?
One thing I’m sure they wouldn’t be surprised by is the outright corruption and abuses of a government agency that has the power to destroy our lives. Tax collectors weren’t beloved community organizers during the revolutionary period. Some were beaten, tarred and feathered and had their property destroyed. And without a doubt, many of those revenuers had the disposition of a Lois Lerner.
When our Constitution was ratified by the States, delegates demanded a bill of rights as a means to protect their citizens from abuses by a central government and their agents. Now we have one of their oprichnikis pleading the Fifth Amendment.
Lois Lerner, an IRS operative, used her office to harass and intimidate persons and political organizations she disagreed with. Incriminating emails substantiate these charges. This corruption extends all the way to Washington D.C. The commissioner of the IRS refuses to hand over documents to Congress. We can only assume it leads to the White House.
Considering that the Bill of Rights was designed to limit the powers of the federal government, we must ask ourselves why one of their agents is entitled to plead the fifth, especially in cases where there has been a demonstrated abuse of power. After all, wasn’t the Bill of Rights designed to protect us from them?