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Sebelius Surprised to See Something Missing

Posted in Government Incompetence & Waste by Ryan on the April 11th, 2014

No doubt her staff assured her everything was in order.

Strike That, Reverse It

Posted in Election 2016,Media Bias by Ryan on the April 11th, 2014

A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday during a speech in Las Vegas, according to the Secret Service.

She ducked and it missed her, joking afterward about the incident that occurred during an appearance before a recycling trade group.

The CNN article is here.

The shoe missed her, and then she ducked. After the fact. Too late to matter.

George W. Bush had a shoe thrown at him. He actually ducked, and it missed him.

Not sure if it is one of those little mix ups where CNN’s Political Unit is simply lazy and doesn’t care to be exact, or if they’re trying to massage something out of nothing. That Hillary is somehow agile and deft when she is not.

Zakaria and the Bliss of Ignorance?

Posted in Government,Media Bias,President Obama,U.S. by Ryan on the October 5th, 2013

Zakaria’s thought lapses strike again.

That is what is at stake in Washington this week. The debate going on there is not trivial, not transitory – and not about Obamacare. Whatever you think about the Affordable Care Act, it is a law that was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, then signed by the president, and then validated by the Supreme Court as constitutional. This does not mean it cannot be repealed. Of course it can be repealed, as can most laws. But to do so, it would need another piece of legislation – one that says quite simply “The Affordable Care Act is hereby repealed in its entirely” – that passes the House and Senate and is then signed into law by the president.

He either dishonestly or ignorantly fails to acknowledge the alterations President Obama undertook to delay various portions of the law, circumventing the legislative process. No mention. And yet, when a legislative action is used to somewhat more constitutionally adjust the law, it is extortion and democracy itself weeps.

 

Islamic Terror

Posted in Media Bias,War on Terror,World by Ryan on the September 23rd, 2013

I’ve been struck the past couple of days just how many large scale events have recently taken place around the world involving Muslim extremists. Particularly noteworthy has been the underwhelming reporting. Were these Christian extremists or some other “unsavory variety” of terror to a progressive mindset, I think the media would be fixated on the wave of violence sweeping the world. I suppose this is the new normal, to either shrug off murder from extreme Islamic adherents as a regularity to be tolerated, or to treat it as non-representative of the whole of Islam and bury the headlines down the page. I wonder if the mall in Kenya got a lot of attention because it most closely resembles a western venue?

Mass murder in a mall in Kenya.

Hostages in gun battles in the Phillipines.

Villagers massacred in Nigeria.

Scores killed in a church bombing in Pakistan.

It is sad these things are happening and I hope apologists for Islam more conspicuously recognize the cancer of extremism from within.

Tra La La La La

Posted in President Obama by Ryan on the August 17th, 2013

Obama Vacations On Martha's Vineyard

Skillets

Posted in U.S. by Ryan on the July 12th, 2013

I was watching part of the closing argument by the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial and I was struck by how weak the case seemed to be that the prosecutor was making. It seemed to revolve predominantly around the emotional facts of Martin’s age, the snacks he had and his hoodie.

Unfortunately this case has become a racial rallying cry for many due to an overemphasis on incidental, yet legally irrelevant details. Stuff like Martin having just bought skittles. Or, as Al Sharpton called them, skillets.

In a way, Sharpton was symbolically representing for us all the level of competence and objectivity he and many others would bring to the discussion.

skillets

Shooting First and Aiming Later

Posted in Election 2012,Foreign Policy,National Security,President Obama,War on Terror by Ryan on the September 12th, 2012

President Obama takes a full swipe at Romney with this statement in the wake of Romney’s criticism of the Obama Administration’s handling of the Cairo Embassy’s confusing condemnation of “hurtful” free speech:

 ”There’s a broader lesson to be learned here,” Mr. Obama told “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft at the White House. “And I — you know, Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.”

One is left to wonder, what does “aiming before you shoot” look like then? Apparently like this:

Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths.  We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.  But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.  None.  The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

So Obama says that Romney is mixed up in his awareness of the facts, after he just delivered the exact same message his administration disavowed and that Governor Romney is criticizing.

Mr. President, it doesn’t matter if you say how unacceptable violence is, if you criticize “hurtful speech” in the same breath, you are tacitly justifying the violence.

As Governor Romney put it:

I spoke out when the key fact that I referred to was known, which was that the Embassy of the United States issued what appeared to be an apology for American principles. That was a mistake. And I believe that when a mistake is made of that significance, you speak out.

Obama Birth Certificate Mug

Posted in Uncategorized by Ryan on the August 24th, 2012

Sold by the Obama Campaign.

There’s really no way to make the conspiracy about President Obama’s birth certificate completely go away, so we might as well laugh at it — and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke. Get your Obama birth certificate Made in the USA mug today.

 

Running Games in a Major Metropolitan Area

Posted in Election 2012,World by Ryan on the July 29th, 2012

After the “disconcerting” kerfuffle, I can’t help but grin as the London Olympics gets a couple black eyes that I think anyone would be disconcerted by.  And to think that this is “one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world” and not the “middle of nowhere.”

 

 

One Hundred Seventeen

Posted in Election 2012,President Obama,U.S. by Ryan on the July 27th, 2012

President Obama last convened his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness back in January.  In the meantime, he has attended 117 fundraisers.

 

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