Iraq: The Great Beltway Freak Out!

In the past I have been none too kind to the media…..basically I think most are nothing but extensions of corporate America……they stopped being “fair and balanced” many years ago.  Yesterday all the players in our war on ISIL were on Capitol Hill to testify before Congress…..it was the usual theatrics but then the Joint Chief of Staff had something to say….

President Obama has been adamant that American military intervention against ISIS will not involve US ground troops. But as it turns out, the people who will be doing the actual intervening aren’t so sure about that. In testimony today before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said he’s all for the international coalition that the US is assembling, reports the New York Times, but:

  • “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true. But if it fails to be true, and if there are threats to the United States, then I of course would go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of US military ground forces.”

For example, Dempsey said that airstrikes might not be effective in heavily populated areas such as Mosul, Iraq. In that case, he might recommend what he called “close combat advising,” in which US special forces work on the ground with Iraqi military leaders and help them ferret out ISIS troops, reports the Guardian. He also said US “advisers” might have to be on the ground to direct airstrikes. Obama, he added, seems prepared for such requests. “At this point, his stated policy is we will not have US ground forces in direct combat,” said Dempsey. “But he has told me as well to come back to him on a case-by-case basis.”

With that statement the MSM went wild….CBS, ABC, FOX, WaPo, Politico…..their headline was that US general sez US troops will be used on the ground…..the freak out began………….and social media exploded………. as they pointed out Obama had said that there would be none…….it was breaking news for most of the afternoon as the MSM dashed to get their experts on to talk about this……..all it was was a slow news day and they decided to sensationalize this statement…….

Someone in the media forgot to point out that the general does NOT make policy…….all he can do is make a recommendation and the prez will either agree or not…….that is why were have a civilian commander in chief…..please return for a remedial training in Civics.

Rice And The Gossipy Crap

It is the last day of my well deserved break and the perfect time for me to break one of my commandments….”thou shalt not post on gossip”……but what the Hell?  It is the weekend and I need something to say and post…….

I cannot for the life of me think of any reason I should care about the lives of celebs….overpaid brats that think their sh*t don’t stink.  I could care less about Brad or Kanye and his wife and the life of Beyonce means NOTHING to me.

I go about breaking my commandment for the NFL and the Ray Rice story of him punching his wife into oblivion.

It appears that the NFL has basically fired Rice over the incident in an elevator where he sucker punched his then fiancee….knocking her out cold.

Everybody has jumped on the condemnation bandwagon for his action….that is except for his wife who has taken to social media blasting the media for covering this story ad nauseum…….she is blaming the media for making the NFL fire lover boy.

The public is now confused by her actions…..the MSM is running around hiring every shrink with a diploma and profiler to try and explain her indifference to being attacked……we are bombarded hourly with the same report over and over and the ‘experts’ keep talking smack…..

I will put it as simple as possible……if she is over the attack why is not the media?  If she does not care….why should we?

My analysis may sound callous and unfeeling…..but if it were anybody else in average-ville we would not be having a needed conversation on domestic violence…..that is the upside….

That aside everybody is looking for an answer…..I will give you the answer, in my opinion, in a short poem…

The Bling

Is Everything.

Enough said…..Move on!

UpDate:  Since I wrote this draft the story has gone from a wife hitter to the survival of the CEO of the NFL…….what did he know and when…..so the spotlight is off the dude that bitch punched his wife and her denial to the the game.

The latest game that the Ravens played the fans turned out in force in support of Rice……the game is everything to these mental midgets and anything that upsets their sensibilities is not acceptable….I was originally pissed at the wife for I thought she was worried about losing the lifestyle…..now it is those that cannot live without their game.

And now it is no longer about domestic abuse but rather what is the damage to the NFL…….and that is pathetic.

Hey, lamestream media: Cool it with the drumbeat to war on ISIS – The Week

I have said in the past that the MSM has done its job well.  The government and the M-IC used the media to do their dirty work of convincing the American public the necessity to return to Iraq.

A job well done!

 

Hey, lamestream media: Cool it with the drumbeat to war on ISIS – The Week.

Once Is All It Takes

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

 

The situation in Ferguson has brought up a few points that few people are paying attention to at this time……and could most likely not give damn in the last place…..that would be the running total the cops give the media daily of the number of arrests.

I have heard that the US is a place for second chances….do you believe that manure?  It is not!  Though the idea makes great news fodder for the MSM…….Americans punish people for their digressions of the past….especially when it is about an arrest that someone may have had in their past……

(Newser) – Whether you were charged with a crime or not, an arrest at a young age could haunt you for life. And that’s something that should concern quite a few of us: About a third of American adults—some 77.7 million people—have criminal records on the FBI’s database, and they can be very difficult to wipe clean, the Wall Street Journal reports. Just half of those records are up to date, meaning they might not include information on charges being dropped or never levied.

“There is a myth that if you are arrested and cleared that it has no impact,” says a Georgetown law professor. Not so, as the Journal reveals in several personal stories:

  • Precious Daniels, 39, of Detroit, was arrested over disorderly conduct in a 2009 protest. The charge was dropped, but when she applied for a Census Bureau job, the Bureau noticed her arrest. She was unable to prove she hadn’t been convicted because, she says, the courthouse said it had no record of her case.
  • One Jose Hernandez was arrested for sexual assault in 2012; thing is, he was the wrong Jose Hernandez. Charges were dropped, but he still had to pay $22,500 in bail and hire a lawyer to have his record expunged. “Needless to say, that hasn’t happened yet,” he says. His family is still paying off loans related to the case.
  • Barbara Ann Finn, 74, ran into trouble when she applied for part-time school cafeteria work. The school district in Maryland said her fingerprints matched FBI records. It’s unclear why, but she has a theory: In 1963, she was with a friend who was shoplifting. Finn was taken into custody, released, and “never thought any more about it.” Documents show she wasn’t charged, but she hasn’t been able to have the record expunged because—as in Daniels’ case—local officials can’t seem to find it.

Click for the Journal‘s full story.

With our form of “justice” you are not innocent until proven guilty only in the minds of mental midgets…..when arrested you are paraded before the press as a convicted person and it stays with you throughout your life…yes even if you are proven innocent.

Take a person that is arrested as a child pornography….they are paraded to the press who runs story after story on the subject and the person….and then when the person is found to but not guilty nothing is written or broadcast on their behalf……the person is screwed for the rest of their life.  The person may be innocent but the community has convicted them and that is where it is at.

So one arrest is all it takes to destroy a person and their chance for a normal life.

And we call it JUSTICE!

How we’d cover Ferguson if it happened in another country – Vox

I have heard many people bitch about the coverage that Ferguson is getting and depending on your political orientation you either approve or disapprove….this piece is a good look at the world of media coverage….

Side Note:     VOX is an excellent sight to help readers understand what is happening in the news and they keep it simple so anyone can form an opinion without dashing to a dictionary….

 

How we’d cover Ferguson if it happened in another country – Vox.

CNN Pits Rula Jebreal Against Ben Shapiro In Heated, Personal Gaza Debate VIDEO

Yes, I think our MSM is nothing more than a group of Israel promoting toads…..however I will give CNN a thumbs up….well sort of…….for this exchange between opposing sides…

Watch and let me know what you think…..

 

CNN Pits Rula Jebreal Against Ben Shapiro In Heated, Personal Gaza Debate VIDEO.