I realize that a general election for president is rapidly approaching….and that many things will be said to foster ones public appeal…..and that misinformation should be the rule of the campaigns…on both sides….but there has to be a point where candidates stop mouthing diatribes and offer up a concrete plan with specifics….we have seen that generalities is NOT doing any good…….but then I am probably mistaken.
Mitt Romney, considered the front runner for the GOP nomination by many, has started with his positioning himself as the real anti-Obama candidate. How did he do this?
In his book, No Apology, the new edition, he makes an anal statement about the Dems and as most of my readers know….when something is said about what the Founders said….. I take offense….and Romney is NO different….
“They (liberals) simply do not believe in America as it was shaped by the Founders,” he writes. “They do not believe that the principles and values that made America a great nation still apply.”
Here is a news flash! The Repubs do NOT have a corner on knowing what the Founders were about, just as the Dems do NOT either……What makes the GOP ers think that they are more scholarly on the Founders than anyone else? The worship of Jefferson does NOT make one an expert on the Founders……….
What does this sanctimonious $#%(*&^ mean by that? Who knows? If Romney does he does not do well at explaining his little slogan that he hopes will help propel him to front runner status….this is why I despise most politicians….they make wild accusations and then leave it there and do not explain why they say the lame ass crap they say…..
Mr. Romney….welcome to 2011 Anal-Ocity…….you have made it big as a purveyor of anal BS………
The Arab world is going to Hell in a hand basket! The media has finally decided that something may be a story there….when it was Tunisia it was a spot on the news with little commentary….but NOW it is Egypt and by God the world has to pay attention……and it is spreading to Yemen and Jourdan….two more American client states……it could effect OIL and we know Americans would have DTs if that were the case……
But a little reported story of another of America’s client states is just a smear on a news crawler……Afghanistan. What is the big deal there…I mean besides a costly war that is killing and maiming people shittin’ and goin’?
From a report in the NYT….
Fraud and mismanagement at Afghanistan’s largest bank have resulted in potential losses of as much as $900 million — three times previous estimates — heightening concerns that the bank could collapse and trigger a broad financial panic in Afghanistan, according to American, European and Afghan officials. The extent of these losses make it clear that keeping the bank afloat — something the government has said it is determined to do — would require large infusions of cash from an already strained budget.
Infusion of cash? What does that mean? Will we American taxpayers being helping another set of bankers get richer? And where did the bulk of the $900 million come from? What in that country is worth $900 million short of the poppy fields, that is?
How much of the missing cash came on the backs of American taxpayers? How will the Congress hide their large infusion of cash to Afghanistan? Since the GOP is all ahead full with their slashing and demonize social programs….which ones will be effected by any help to Afghanistan? Maybe education, God knows it is not that important in the first place….maybe you Medicare….or your Social Security…….who will be effected in the country’s rush to prop up another bank…only this one will be in Afghanistan and not on Wall Street….
From the VOMITORIUM
So far I have tried to stay out of the WikiLeaks story….I posted one about the comparison to the Pentagon Papers of my day……and recently there has been a concern that the Army PFC that has been accused of leaking the documents may be treated harshly for what he is accused of…..many stories have run that he is becoming disoriented and even catatonic to a small degree because of his treatment in the military brig….like solitary confinement for 23 hours a day….being put on suicide watch for a couple days which took away what little time he had in the air and made him strip down to his underwear and then there is the sleep deprivation….all in all a cruel and unusual punishment….and somewhere I think it is written that that is NOT suppose to happen in this democratic free country…..of course, I could be mistaken….
I will not go into whether what manning did was illegal or not…..or that the people may have the need to know what the government is doing….those will be questions for a trial….if there is ever one…..
Anyway…..these stories are putting the US and especially the military in a bad light….a light that they would prefer to be focused elsewhere…..and some in the media are doing their part to shut off that light on the military……the story is trying to be returned to focus on Assange……
Julian Assange’s wariness of government spooks ran so high that the WikiLeaks founder resorted to disguising himself as a woman when traveling, according to a profile published Monday by The Guardian.
As Assange’s entourage moved from London to the village of Ellingham, the battered red car they rode in periodically pulled off the road with lights killed to make sure it wasn’t being followed.
The media is portraying Assange as this sick paranoid…..all to throw off the media scrutiny of the brig and back on the man they have been trying to discredit in many ways…..and it looks like it is a bit successful….I have seen at least two stories so far about this on cable news media…..and none of the fate of Manning…..I mean some dude dressing like a woman is NOT news……a person that may be in a US military brig being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment IS!
Americans are ALWAYS quick to condemn and slow to seek the truth……if this story plays out as I expect it to….then the point is well taken……