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Via Instapundit was this thought provoking gem:

Analyze this clause, spoken by the president: “…we harness the God-given talents of every individual….”

Tired Horse

The Liberal elite expect the proles to pull the whole load while they enjoy the “redistributed wealth”

Who, do you think he means as “we?”

You Democrats out there immediately want to react, thinking that “we” are all of us.  But, Democrat readers, all of us do not have the power to harness anyone or anything.  The masters holding the reins are the people who make, administer, and enforce the laws and regulations.  And they know it.

Who do you think wears this harness, the one our president imagines using?  Remember: this is his word.

That sums it up nicely.  49.1% of the population sucks at the Federal tit.   They want their goodies and will make damned sure that the rest of us have to pick up the slack.  They expect us to be Boxer, while they kick back in the farmhouse.  Limousine liberals act as if they have a right to hector us about our choices while mooching off the fruits of out labor.

Makes me sick.

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Ungrateful cur.  Lousy excuse of a human being.  Contemptible gasbag of an arrested adolescent.

A spokesman for a leading veterans organization criticized MSNBC’s Chris Hayes for arguing on his television show that that he’s “uncomfortable” describing American soldiers who died in battles as heroes.

Of course, the as MSNBC, so what, five people actually saw it? Nevertheless, today is the day we remember those who died so asshats Hayes and say what they want. Or perhaps Hayes would feel more comfortable in a place like – I don’t know… Cuba? Someplace that appreciates his Anti-Americanism.

And yes – fallen soldiers are heroes.  Progressive windbags not withstanding.

Because they gave their all, we have the blessings of liberty.

On a related note, the Washington (com)Post has a story up pointing out that that Obama will be at Arlington today trying to take credit for “honoring” our fallen soldiers.  I think when he sets his Chicago dirtied shoes on the sacred soil he desecrates that hallowed ground. If he wanted to to really honor our heroes he would stay away.  Apparently I am not the only one who thinks Obama is the “Commander-in-Chump.”

U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting mostly of older men, support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president by 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a four-percentage-point edge.

They know exactly what Obama is.  And they will vote.

Check out Ted Nugent’s admonition to “Teach your children freedom isn’t free” God knows the libturbs that run America’s schoolrooms and colleges won’t.

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I have made no secret of my feeling we have a President with a diagnosable personality disorder (DSM-IV-TR 301.81).  Before you accuse me of hyperbole (or likely worse), check out this:

DSM IV definition: Someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality disorder (NPD) has at least 5 of the following characteristics:

  1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
  2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
  3. believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
  4. requires excessive admiration
  5. has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
  6. is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
  7. lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
  8. is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
  9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

I submit that Obama exhibits nearly all these traits.  He certainly is in love with himself .

 You can’t look at this and not be reminded of the classic Michelangelo painting of  Narcissus

Victor Davis Hanson has a column on NRO that takes on this point far better than I can possibly dream of doing:

Unfortunately, the latest triumphalism is a continuance of a long line of self-adulation that we have grown accustomed to in Barack Obama since he came to the public’s attention — the professor’s two memoirs without a single commensurate scholarly publication; the Latinate motto; the faux-Greek columns; the biblical quelling of the rising seas and cooling of the planet; the fallback retreat to the Victory Column when questions were raised about the appropriateness of the Brandenburg Gate as a venue for his speech; and so on. The common characteristics in Obama’s I/me/my career have been such rhetorical, visual, and symbolic efforts to mask an absence of accomplishment (e.g., why not even one Harvard Law Review article, or perhaps a single publication as a University of Chicago lecturer, or a successful program as a Chicago community organizer, or a signature piece of legislation as an Illinois legislator, or an acknowledged legislative record as a U.S. senator?).

You really must read the whole thing.  One take away is that We the People can trust nothing Obama says about anything.  But another, more important, is that the rest of the world sees Obama as a hollow, crass, unreliable man whose word means nothing at all.  And that, dear friends, is dangerous.

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Security Kabuki

I was traveling over the past few days, which always puts me in a mood.  Like vile and cantankerous.

This morning I happened to read a couple of articles that reinforced for me (not that I needed the additional encouragement) just how stooopid the whole TSA performance art crap really is.  Here is the first one.   

Savannah, who is a type one diabetic and wears an insulin pump 24 hours a day, says she ran into TSA agents who were not prepared to deal with her medical situation. “I went up to the lady and I said, I am a type one diabetic. I wear an insulin pump. I showed her the pump. I said, what do you want me to do? I usually do a pat down – what would you recommend?”

Savannah then showed agents a doctor’s note explaining that the sensitive insulin pump should not go through the body scanner. She says she was told to go through it anyway.

Of course, the pump malfunctioned, just like the doctor told them it would, Now, here’s the kicker:

She says TSA agents then made the situation worse when they didn’t know what to do about her juice and insulin. “She said, because we don’t have the machines to scan the juice to make sure this is not an explosive we do have to do a full body pat down and search your through your bags.” Of course, that’s what she wanted in the first place, but it was too late.

Seriously?  The girl told them she needed a hand search. If they had done that in the first place, she would not have been terrorized by the fear of dying due to TSA effing up her insulin pump. But no, they have to follow procedures, even then the procedures clearly violate common sense.

This is out of Salt Lake City, which is not that big of an airport.  I have had some personal experience with that place as well and it is a pain to get through. 

I went through Albuquerque yesterday.  Now, understand I have parts in my that I was not born with.  A natural result of breaking bones in odd ways in odder places. These scanners are real good at picking up screws in my leg.  But what about devices like the new, improved underwear bomb that was caught by intelligence, not geez-whiz gadgetry?

As federal officials learned more about the latest garment bomb, they considered its implications for airport security. Some congressional officials on Monday said the device would have been “undetectable” at a U.S. airport, but that view was questioned Tuesday.

Just so. 

Going through ABQ and watching who got pulled out for “closer examination” after the full-body scan emphasizes just how much this whole security stuff is nothing more than busy work for the sake of appearing busy.  An elderly man with an artificial hip was pulled out.  A five-year old got a pat down when the machine beeped as she passed through.  This is in addition to the parade of plain old ordinary folks subjected to being herded like cattle through the scanner. 

Pre-pubicent pig-tailed girls, and little ol’ ladies from Pasadena are not going to blow up planes.

These are not rare stories.  But I happened to see them and more in the short time it took me to go through “Security” at ABQ. 

Savannah think TSA needs more training.  I don’t think it will help.  I think we need to just get rid of it altogether.  Like Michael Totten said over at Instapundit this morning:

TSA needs to spend more time looking for terrorists and less time looking for objects.

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From Mickey Kaus:

Why would GM cut R & D, the source of its future growth, in order to show profits in the short run? Is something happening in, say, November, for which the 26%-government-owned entity might want its balance sheet to look artificially rosy?
GM (aka Goverment Motors) would never, ever cook its books to make Obumbler look good, would they?  I mean, after all, it’s not like the US Taxpayer has more than a 26% interest in the company and Obama’s union goon squad needs employers to pay their outrageously lucrative contracts and pensions…
 
Of course, wouldn’t it be shocking to learn that someone in the Obama Administration influenced this timely change in corporate spending priorities… “That’s a nice little car company you have there.  Be a shame if something happened to it…”

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Bill Clinton tells us that if Seal Team Six had failed that the results would have been horrible for…

OBAMA????

Horrible for whom?

What about for the Seals?  Oh that doesn’t count.  There are partisan points to be made.  A football to spike.   Real Heroes are just window dressing in “The One’s” campaign headquarters.  See the whole thing and be ready to hurl your German Shepard Pie (or was it  Belgian Malinois?)

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Maybe it’s just me, but I’m having a hard time understanding this.Coach Pantusso from Cheers

Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee so she is 1/32nd Indian (oops, excuse me – Native American).  She can call herself a Native American on her job application, her Harvard bio, etc, etc… and that’s all hunky dory.

George Zimmerman, who is 1/2 Hispanic and 1/8th black is just a “white Hispanic” racist, a catagory that has rarely been seen in print before the New York Slimes decided calling him Hispanic would screw the narrative.  (By the same logic the Slimes used here, Obummer would be a white Black.)

If Warren gets protection and special treatment for having a drop of Indian Native American blood, why doesn’t Zimmerman qualify as a Black or at least Latino?  Why is he called a RAAAAAAAAAAACIST?  Why did NBC go out of its way to edit the 911 tape to make Zimmerman sound like he said something he never did?

I feel like Coach Pantusso on Cheers.  It’s just hard to keep all this straight. 

You mean if mixed blood helps the Prog narrative, it’s good, but if it messes up the Prog narrative, it’s bad?  Isn’t that, I don’t know, hypocritical or something?

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