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If Not Now, When?

(From the very week it happened… 091612)

As I sat and watched a Fox News interview with Ambassador to the Untied Nations Dr. Susan Rice, I had a serious Obama 2008 campaign flashback.  A serious flashback.  I have to blame it on the brown acid.

Dr. Susan Rice stated, unequivocally, that the relationship between Israel and the United States “had never been stronger”…  Never.

This is when everything got too colorful and the fern in the corner began to chant… “if not now, when?”  It was the same collective chant of Obama voters from his inauguration.

Pulling myself together, I thought about what the fern was saying.

So… when?

The follow-up question that was not asked by Chris Wallace was “When has it been weaker Dr. Rice?”

When has the relationship been in a situation that the Muslim Brotherhood is orchestrating a multinational consolidation of Islamo-Fascist Radicals with the ultimate goal of creating their own version of a Sharia based European Union known as a Caliphate? When has the collected enemies of Israel been so numerous, and cooperative, that the ability of her to defend herself was seriously in question?  And when has the U.S. leadership been so overt about making a point to anybody listening that she will stand by and watch when the whole region goes south?

I also thought I heard Dr. Rice say when asked about the consulate security not being increased given the number of threats and actual attacks in Benghazi that “the four men protecting the Ambassador was significant security”. Significant… Four men…  The Benghazi consulate had reportedly suffered five attacks in the recent months. A four-man security team, in Dr. Susan Rice’s assessment  is significant.

The interview should have had a laugh track.

Just to add ignorance to idiocy, she reiterated that the Administration was sure that the extremely well executed attack on the Consulate in Benghazi was not premeditated.  Yes… Clearly.

(In fact, if it was not premeditated… we have a lot more to worry about than we thought.  Chew on this, if an unruly and disparate mob of protesters can throw together a coordinated, seemingly perfect, assault capable of forcing out our Ambassador and subsequently killing him and his “significant” four-man security team then think about what the trained militants can do.  It could be a very long fall.)

The truth is…

The Obama Administration had no idea this was coming.  They were pleased with themselves for introducing legalized mob rule… sorry… Democracy to the Middle East.  They had moved on and were gearing up to “solve” the Chicago teachers strike and look “tough on Unions”.  (Unfortunately, for the Obama Campaign, there is no oxygen left in the room for that charade.)

To sum it up, I’ll remind you that this is the same Administration that was going to “solve” all of our problems in the Middle East because they weren’t “cowboys” and were smarter than everybody else… no more burning of American flags, no more stamping on pictures of the President, no more chanting “Death to America”.  Well… surprise.  They hate us regardless of who’s in office.  We told them that decades ago.  (The same crap was spouted prior to Clinton’s election.)

So it seems they had their eye on the re-election ball combined with an extra dose of Fatal Conceit.

I’ll enjoy watching the tracers of these people leaving office.  The fern says “It’s been a long strange trip…”

Why is my beer blue?


“that’s not what we came for, to kill other Muslim’s.”

This was our President today, at The House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, quoting an unnamed voice that according to him “Must be amplified”.

Mr. President, Whom exactly, if not Muslim’s, did they come to kill?

Why would we amplify a voice that draws a distinction between who should be killed and who should not?

It was clear this morning that your event closing speech was uncomfortable… but not in the way most of us would desire. The level of angst as you listed the groups who were committing atrocities made you appear to be sucking on lemons. you didn’t appear Angry… or sad… instead it looked like you were a school kid being forced to apologize for something you’re not sorry for. You looked as if you were being forced by some Adult to give the first part of this speech, and you were not happy about it.

I suspect there was, and is, some infighting occurring between you and your party.

While I will always disagree with the ideological foundation of your friends and associates, I think even they must be asking…

… Why would we amplify voices that see nuance when it comes to whom to kill.  Non-Muslim Good… Muslim, well… that’s just to far.

Why are we hiding behind ‘nuance’ at all?

What World do you live in?

What are you Doing?


American Psychopath

Or

‘One Man’s Terrorist is Another Man’s Freedom Fighter.’

A couple of weeks ago Bill Maher chimed in on the Movie American Sniper and it’s box office success. For many on the Left, including our strangely resident Fat Canadian Communist Michael Moore as Well as Bill Maher, the Mass Approval of this movie is like a bullet to the head. The idea Americans would embrace what they would consider a glorification of killing innocents under the invasion of a country is beyond them.

The popularity of this film is clear to me however.

There is a phenomena which exists when you tell the citizens of a country that they are the center of all evil long enough they grow weary of the accusation. They seek out validation that they are not horrible and their behavior does not condone the control and correction from above. They react in exactly the opposite way their rulers wish them to. Particularly when the objective evidence is out there for all to see.

The American People are tired of being made to feel bad about believing in Freedom and Liberty. They are tired of being punished for trying to be successful. They are tired of being told that all the brilliant Schemes forced upon them perpetually fail because THEY are not exuberantly embracing them.

But then, as if to insult each and every one of us, the Liberals offer up a crass cliché of moral relativism.

‘One Man’s Terrorist is another Man’s Freedom Fighter.’

This attempt at reason is so insipid as to make one’s head hurt when reading it.

And, it’s being offered up in reference to Chris Kyle as well as what is happening in the Middle East in general.

So here’s a few highlights of what’s happening in the Middle East just so we are all on the same page…

ISIS Burns Jordanian Pilot to Death in a Cage

ISIS Stones women to Death

ISIS Throws Gay Man, strapped to a chair, from the top of a Building.  When he is found to not be dead they Stone him to Death on the street.

ISIS executes 250 Syrian Soldiers before burying them in a Mass Grave.

ISIS conducts Mass Beheadings  (It’s easier than Ovens)

Allow me to ask…

exactly WHOSE Freedom are these A-Holes Fighting for?

Chris Kyle is no Saint.  But to the men he saved from being killed, and the locals he may have saved from the types of atrocities listed above to the drilling of holes in children’s heads just to make a point… he’s very close.

And every time someone pukes up the idea that a Man doing his job to protect American’s is a Psychopath they should first suffer an open-handed slap across the face and then receive a one way ticket to ISIS-ville so they can work on their semantics.

Unless ISIS suddenly begins championing Freedom and Liberty for ALL INDIVIDUALS regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation etc.  There can NEVER…  NEVER be any Moral Relativity.

These A-holes are terrorists pure and simple.

Our fighting Men are there to promote the very Freedoms every Human has a Natural Right to.  While it may be our interests that brought us there… it is Natural Law which justifies our actions while we remain.

The Anti-Capitalist Left would like us to forget, abandon, ignore this simple fact.

Well Tough Sh*t.

For some of Us… Individual Freedom and Liberty, A Constitutionally Limited Government and our right to property is what has made and still makes this Country the Greatest on Earth.

So, for you Progressives out there wondering how such a movie can be so damned successful, it’s because we see nothing wrong with it and a great many things right with it.

No one should sit around wringing their hands in torment about saving lives and killing those who would throw people off buildings, behead them, stone them to death and burn them to death… all in front of the largest audiences possible just to make a point.  Chris Kyle did his job well and had no regrets.  He was no Psychopath, Bill.  Nor was he a Coward, Michael you Fat Slob.

Nor should We feel bad for not wringing our hands after see this movie.

The Rule is those who Employ, or Wish to Employ, Force in order to Oppress are Anti-American, Anti-Freedom, Anti-Individual.  They are Evil.  (The problem is this Axiom hits a little close to home for our own Leftists.)

In War mistakes are made.  But our worst mistakes have little comparison to the Evil which is being fought.  If you haven’t clicked on the links above then you should do so.

So you Liberal Progressive Types,

For one moment… stop Hating America First.  Try to Stop Hating the Individual Rights this country Stands for.  Make an Effort to Understand why we Are Exceptional and why the Majority of the World wants what we have.

Or, just keep being your Crappy Selves as I expect you will.


Good News out of Kansas!

KU Med Center says patient admitted for Ebola like symptoms Does Not Have Ebola… it’s probably just Typhoid.

Phew! Well that’s Good new…. wait a minute…

(Bold Italics mine.)

Typhoid Fever

General Information

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 5,700 cases occur annually.  Most cases (up to 75%) are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year.

Typhoid fever can be prevented and can usually be treated with antibiotics. If you are planning to travel outside the United States, you should know about typhoid fever and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

How is typhoid fever spread?

Salmonella Typhi lives only in humans. Persons with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract. In addition, a small number of persons, called carriers, recover from typhoid fever but continue to carry the bacteria. Both ill persons and carriers shed Salmonella Typhi in their feces (stool).

You can get typhoid fever if you eat food or drink beverages that have been handled by a person who is shedding Salmonella Typhi or if sewage contaminated with Salmonella Typhi bacteria gets into the water you use for drinking or washing food. Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in areas of the world where handwashing is less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage.

Once Salmonella Typhi bacteria are eaten or drunk, they multiply and spread into the bloodstream. The body reacts with fever and other signs and symptoms.

Where in the world do you get typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is common in most parts of the world except in industrialized regions such as the United States, Canada, western Europe, Australia, and Japan. Therefore, if you are traveling to the developing world, you should consider taking precautions. Over the past 10 years, travelers from the United States to Asia, Africa, and Latin America have been especially at risk.

How can you avoid typhoid fever?

Two basic actions can protect you from typhoid fever:

  1. Avoid risky foods and drinks.
  2. Get vaccinated against typhoid fever.

It may surprise you, but watching what you eat and drink when you travel is as important as being vaccinated. This is because the vaccines are not completely effective. Avoiding risky foods will also help protect you from other illnesses, including travelers’ diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, and hepatitis A.

“Boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it”
  • If you drink water, buy it bottled or bring it to a rolling boil for 1 minute before you drink it. Bottled carbonated water is safer than uncarbonated water.
  • Ask for drinks without ice unless the ice is made from bottled or boiled water. Avoid popsicles and flavored ices that may have been made with contaminated water.
  • Eat foods that have been thoroughly cooked and that are still hot and steaming.
  • Avoid raw vegetables and fruits that cannot be peeled. Vegetables like lettuce are easily contaminated and are very hard to wash well.
  • When you eat raw fruit or vegetables that can be peeled, peel them yourself. (Wash your hands with soap first.) Do not eat the peelings.
  • Avoid foods and beverages from street vendors. It is difficult for food to be kept clean on the street, and many travelers get sick from food bought from street vendors.

Getting vaccinated

If you are traveling to a country where typhoid is common, you should consider being vaccinated against typhoid. Visit a doctor or travel clinic to discuss your vaccination options.

Remember that you will need to complete your vaccination at least 1-2 weeks (dependent upon vaccine type) before you travel so that the vaccine has time to take effect. Typhoid vaccines lose effectiveness after several years; if you were vaccinated in the past, check with your doctor to see if it is time for a booster vaccination. Taking antibiotics will not prevent typhoid fever; they only help treat it.

The chart below provides basic information on typhoid vaccines that are available in the United States.

Table 1: Typhoid Vaccines Available in the United States
Vaccine Name How Given Number of Doses Necessary Time Between Doses Time immunization should be completed by (before possible exposure) Minimum Age For Vaccination Booster Needed Every…
Ty21a (Vivotif Berna, Swiss Serum and Vaccine Institute) 1 capsule by mouth 4 2 days 1 week 6 years 5 years
ViCPS (Typhim Vi, Pasteur Merieux) Injection 1 N/A 2 weeks 2 years 2 years

The parenteral heat-phenol-inactivated vaccine (manufactured by Wyeth-Ayerst) has been discontinued.

What are the signs and symptoms of typhoid fever?

Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi.

What do you do if you think you have typhoid fever?

If you have a high fever and feel very ill, see a doctor immediately. If you are traveling in a foreign country, you can usually call the U.S. consulate for a list of recommended doctors.

Typhoid fever is treated with antibiotics. Resistance to multiple antibiotics is increasing among Salmonella that cause typhoid fever. Reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones (e.g., ciprofloxacin) and the emergence of multidrug-resistance has complicated treatment of infections, especially those acquired in South Asia. Antibiotic susceptibility testing may help guide appropriate therapy. Choices for antibiotic therapy include fluoroquinolones (for susceptible infections), ceftriaxone, and azithromycin. Persons who do not get treatment may continue to have fever for weeks or months, and as many as 20% may die from complications of the infection.

Typhoid fever’s danger doesn’t end when symptoms disappear

Even if your symptoms seem to go away, you may still be carrying Salmonella Typhi. If so, the illness could return, or you could pass the disease to other people. In fact, if you work at a job where you handle food or care for small children, you may be barred legally from going back to work until a doctor has determined that you no longer carry any typhoid bacteria.

If you are being treated for typhoid fever, it is important to do the following:

Keep taking the prescribed antibiotics for as long as the doctor has asked you to take them.

Wash your hands carefully with soap and water after using the bathroom, and do not prepare or serve food for other people. This will lower the chance that you will pass the infection on to someone else.

Have your doctor perform a series of stool cultures to ensure that no Salmonella Typhi bacteria remain in your body.

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Ummm…. Probably just a ‘Normal’ case.  And Securing our Borders would have no effect one way or the other.

So, Good News!

Just curious, Did your kids get that Typhoid Vaccination before the beginning of the School Year?

I’m not sayin’… I’m just sayin’… may be you oughta’ think ’bout it.


Islamic State Militants Advance Despite Airstrikes: ‘Most of the eastern and southern parts of the city have fallen under the ISIS control…the situation is getting worse’

Schlock and Blah revisited… you can’t kill an idea from the air.

pundit from another planet

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ISIS Gains Territory Despite Weeks of Bombing by U.S., Allies, Raising Questions About Strategy

For WSJ, Margaret Coker in Erbil, Iraq, Jay Solomon in Cairo and Tamer El-Ghobashy in Baghdad report: Islamic State militants have gained territory in Iraq and Syria despite weeks of bombing by the U.S. and its allies, raising questions about the coalition’s strategy of trying to blunt the jihadists’ advance while local forces are being trained to meet the threat on the ground.

“The strategy’s biggest weakness in Iraq, officials there say, is the glacial pace of cobbling together an Iraqi political alliance between Sunnis willing to join with the Shiite-controlled central government to rebuild a national military force to fight Islamic State more effectively.”

In Syria, fighters from Islamic State, also known as ISIS, have taken large sections of the city of Kobani in recent days, said Ismet Sheikh Hasan, the defense minister of the city’s…

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The Middle East Solution

I propose we solve the Middle East violence through a program of Understanding.

Here in the United States we have an abundance of Well Trained, Amazingly Equipped and Overly Funded Diversity Trainers.  (It’s worth noting that many of these same people are cross-trained in Sexual Harassment Education and Gender Sensitivity Issues.  All Added Value as far as my Proposal is concerned.)

I cannot believe it would take much to initiate a Mission composed of the Majority of these ‘Special Operators’ to head over to Syria and Iraq to impose Mandatory Diversity Training.  We can even make sure they wear comfortable shoes so they don’t challenge the President’s ‘No Boots on the Ground’ edict.

Finally, Taxpayer Dollars well spent.

And, Once all sides understand the Value of Diversity… Problem Solved… Forever.

Peace will be experienced throughout the land.

(There could be an obvious upside for those of us here in the U.S. if it doesn’t work out… but I’ll leave that for you guys to figure out.)

There is No Time to Waste.

Isn’t it worth the Life of a Child?

So let’s get started!


Very, Very Rare Praise…

If you have not seen the Leon Panetta Interview on O’Reilly dated 10/07/2014 you must. You Must.

I’m watching it Live… you will probably have to

Go find it.  NEVERMIND! 

HERE IT IS.

Go Now!

I realize Panetta is a Hillary supporter and all of this is to make room for Her run in 2016… but the level of discomfort during this interview is fantastic.

Fantastic!

GO FIND IT

and Watch.

 

Grab a Beer… and some Popcorn.

It is THAT good.


Xenophobia

If you don’t already… you will need to know this word.

xenophobia
[ ˌzēnəˈfōbēə, ˌzenə- ]

noun

intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.
Get ready to be accused of an intense hatred of those from other countries.  It’s coming to a bunch of stories near you.
Why?
Because You’re a Horrible Xenophobe.
Sure your concern about open borders and sophomoric screening of those few who come here legally is based entirely on your health.
Sure you could be so self-centered as to think Rapidly Fatal Diseases flooding into our Country and infecting your children is not a good idea.
And sure you might believe that the access of those who could be infected with such Diseases should be Extremely Limited, if not Halted, until we can get a handle on how we’re going to address these demonstrably Life Destroying Microbes.
All Hogwash!
Truth is, You’re just a Bigot who Hates.  You’re simply using the Lives of Your Children, Family, Friends and Neighbors as an Excuse to behave the way you have Always wanted to.  And that way is to Discriminate against other people who are different.  It doesn’t matter that ‘different’ means infected with a highly contagious, and constantly mutating, form of virus that causes epidemic levels of death.  No… the truth is, you’re a Xenophobe, as well as a Homophobe (if you forgot) and most certainly a Racist.
I’m glad we could get that out-of-the-way.  We all realize Honesty is the best policy.  And we all also know your supposed Fear is only a disguise for your inner drive to be a POS.
So… when your child comes home from school and says a couple of her classmates were taken to the nurses office because they were throwing up blood all over the Mrs. Giacomo’s Class during first period home room… you should remember that it’s no big deal.  Even when it happens again… and again…  Or when little Joey says his best friend has a cough that sounds like the Sea Lion he saw on the Zoo field trip, and it wont stop, so Joey ate his friend’s well coughed on lunch because Ms. Podesta said not to worry, it’s OK.  Just let it go.
And… when you go to the voting booth in few weeks to re-elect your favorite Democrat or Select Republican, who cares more about everything just like you, you should feel good because it was Your Guy who refused to secure the borders as a Demonstration of Their Tolerance and Love of All People … and it was the same Group who currently considers asking individuals coming into the United States from Countries infected with these diseases “Do you have Ebola?” to be ‘highly effective screening measures’ insured to protect you.  Plus, lest you forget, Their Liberal Progressive brilliance Forced Obama Care upon all of us, so now your Insurance Company has had to raise their rates, as well as their deductibles, and or leave your state altogether.  Oh, and you have a new Doctor… who you don’t know… and you can’t get in to see.
Nothing supports sound sleep like knowing the people you support are the Smartest People in the Room… just like you.  And They’re telling you not to worry.
Therefore… You’re not worried.
Because… you recognize Any other behavior would just illustrate an innate bigotry.  This is especially true if you’re White.  Because White People are born that way.  White Devils.
Feel better now that you know the truth that you’re a Racist Xenophobic Hater?
Good.
Oh, and I hear Rum is particularly good at killing Ebola.  You just have to drink a lot of it.  Rubbing it all over your body could help too.
Well… at least that’s what I’m going with.

(As a Note:  I’m not sure what you call someone who discriminates against a person with Ebola… or Pertussis, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Hemorrhagic Fever, Listeria, Lice, An Ax, Who is Covered in Blood, Has a Chainsaw and a mask made of Human Skin, Is Pointing a Gun at You and yelling to everyone that can hear them that they want to kill you… or Zombies… But it would Probably still make you a Xenophobic Hater.  I suggest the Rum.)


Mixing the Kool Aid…

The Democrat National Committee would like you to try out their latest Election Season Cocktail.

They’re filling the Trough as we Speak…  So…

Whip out your Red Solo Cup for a hefty serving of Grape Flavored Medicine.

And of Course,

It’s Free…

(Just make sure to drink it quickly. It tends to have a Bitter Aftertaste.)

Done?  OK… Wipe your mouth.

Here we go:

Is the War on Terror Over?

Is Your Healthcare Cheaper?

Is the National Debt Smaller?

Can you Keep Your Doctor?

Can you Keep Your Insurance Plan?

Is the Economy Better?

Are Prices for everyday things Going Down?

Do you think the Bill of Rights has a Number of Serious Problems?

Do you agree that you’ve never built anything?

Are you Making More Money?

Is Gitmo Closed?

Are all of our Troops Home?

Does North Korea still not have Nuclear Weapons?

Does the Constitution Live and Breathe?

Is Crime Going Down?

Are Race Relations Better?

Is Unemployment Going Down?

Is Russia just Peacefully helping out the Countries around them?

Is Job Creation Going Up?

Are Mom and Pop Businesses Thriving?

Are Welfare Rolls Going Down?

Does Calling yourself a Liberal mean you Care more about Everything?

Do you think Jobs is a three-letter word?

Is Education Getting Cheaper?

Do you believe that the Human Species is not a part of Nature?

Does the World Love us?

Is it Easier to Start A Business?

Do you think all Species on the Planet Today should be Saved except for the ones you don’t like?

Should All Debt be Forgiven?

Is it Cheaper to Travel… Anywhere?

Is Your Privacy being Protected?

Do you think it’s OK your Government is spying on you and saving All of your stuff for Future Use?

Do you Feel More Free?

Is it easier to Voice Your Opinion without Fear?

Do you believe there are 57 States?

Are your Taxes Going Down letting you Keep More of Your Money?

Are you able to Save More?

Are Your Kids Self-Sufficient and Living on Their Own?

Do you think it is a Good Idea for your Government to Sell Guns to Mexican Drug Cartels?

Does any part of ‘Spreading the Wealth Around’ make sense to you?

Is Al Qaeda on the Run?

Are Beheading’s in the Name of Islam typical workplace violence?

Is it OK that Illegal Alien Children are being placed into the Public Schools, where your kids go, without any Medical Screening?

Do you like the Idea that those same Children can choose what school They want to go to, but Your Kids Can’t?

Do you think allowing Millions of New Workers into the United States while Raising the Minimum Wage will Increase Jobs?

Are you pretty sure you’re Smarter than almost everyone except the people you vote for?

If the answer to ANY of the above is ‘No’, you will need to have another Glass…

…and Try Again.

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to all the above, whether it’s true or not, you are Ready to Rock the Vote.

You’ll just need to keep drinking the Kool-Aid for another six weeks until the Election.

Remember, the Liberal Progressive Socialist Democrats are depending on you.


The Perfect Secretary of State!

Senator John Kerry will make a Perfect Secretary of State.  (This was posted upon his selection announcement…)

Not only will the Leftists in this country find him more than qualified, so will the Leftists around the world… for the same reasons.

He has an innate disdain of the United States, which he has made clear…
He’s married to an avowed Socialist, who is very, very rich through inheritance…
He considers himself Elite and Enlightened, just ask him…

And finally, he believes the Masses are too ignorant to know what’s right for them.

All of this he shares with Progressives World Wide.  They speak His language.  He speaks their language…  He just does it in an extremely slow, relentless, never-ending, painfully monotonous drone…  even in French.

And, that’s the best part.

John Kerry will put much-needed Teeth back into our Foreign Policy.

While every Socialist door in the world will be Wide Open to a Fellow Traveler…  once in that door he will destroy their will to challenge U.S. policy because they will be overwhelmed by the very rational fear of being Bored to Death.

I predict that in less than a year just the Threat of a visit from our Secretary of State will bring the most obstinate countries into line.

This might be the best pick President Obama has made yet…

 

(Originally posted 011413.  Yet again seems relevant… in a sad, funny, sad kind of way.)