My return postings last week were chock full of spelling errors because…well as you know, I don’t have a computer at home and the library allows a limited time each day and at times, I can’t figure out the spell check there…and time is always a ticking.
I’ve spell checked everything I posted last week, and I’ve updated the spelling on David Letterman’s band director. I never would have guessed it’s Paul Shaffer. Thanks to the State Representative who corrected me on that one.
Comments were so few that maybe I should simply go back into hibernation, but in fact over the weekend (as I was spending a great deal of time watching U.S. Open Tennis—too bad about Federer; he looked simply terrible yesterday), I jotted down no less than a dozen things I could comment on…everything from the Arnold campaign punking the Union Leader city hall columnist…to praise for President Obama for deciding to send his insane decision to bomb Syria to Congress.
What an interesting dynamic. It seems that only establishment Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid want to kill more innocent people in retaliation for innocents being killed in Syria. The first two Democrats I ran in to at the State House today (a powerful Senator and a very powerful House member) are as much against getting involved as I am.
So many libertarian-minded Republicans are against intervention that Fox News has had to dig into its bench to find enough hawks to spew anti-Obama dogma.
In fact, they had to dig out the former third wheel in the McCain-
Graham triumvirate (Democrat Joe Lieberman) to push for an even wider intervention Sunday. The new third wheel, New Hampshire’s own Kelly Ayotte, seems to have managed to dislocate herself from McCain’s hip although I hear she favor intervention if we kill more rather than fewer innocent people.
Hopefully, our state’s three Democrats in D.C., Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea Porter, and
Annie Kuster will bolt from the Pelosi-Reid fold and vote not to intervene in an area we neither can nor should control.
Two of Fox News’s most bizarre Obama bashers are former United Nations ambassador John Bolton and Charles The Wise Krauthammer,
Bolton insists we should NOT get involved in Syria (I wholeheartedly agree), but he still manages to bash Obama’s handling of the situation. He goes on to insist that Congress will pass the intervention plan because Obama will buy off enough Democratic votes to get his way.
What an outrageous assertion to make without any proof whatsoever.
Charles, more glib than wise in this instance, doesn’t seem sure whether or not we should be involved in Syria, but what difference does that make? His real goal seems to bash the President.
I’m no supporter of our President’s domestic policies, but he is to be congratulated, as Senator Rand Paul says, for allowing Congress to weigh in on this decision.
This may not be Barack Obama’s finest hour when It comes to making a decision and sticking with it, but had he gone ahead with his plan to bomb away, it would have been his and the country’s darkest hour.
Yes it seems that the President, for whatever reason, seem to have lurched into the proper decision, and for that all Americans, regardless of party, should be grateful.
There is no good solution here. The fact that the disgusting McCain-Graham forces are trying to convince Obama to use more force while others want less force used serves as evidence that this circle simply can’t be squared.
Fox’s lone (or so it often seems) Democratic commentator, Bob “I Lost 49 States” Beckel is almost as disgusting as the Republican hawks. Mondale’s campaign manager, rather than engage in honest debate, has resorted to the worst kind of demagoguery. He insists on pointing out that 1400 people, including 400 children he never fails to add, were gassed in Syria, but when challenged about what evidence there is that Assad’s people, rather than the rebels themselves did it, he resorts to saying, “You’re smart enough to know that can’t be the way it is.”
Well, Mr. 49 State loser, I’ll never be too quick to trust anything our government tells us, not after Colin Powell, whom I respected far more than I ever will John Kerry, insisted there were WMDs in Iraq and Hillary Clinton insisted that the Benghazi killings were the result of some anti-Islamic film.
I’m reading “Ike’s Bluff” by Evan Thomas, a look at the duplicity Eisenhower used to run our foreign policy if the 50s. Don’t get me wrong; I like Ike, but it’s hardly the stuff to give one confidence in what our leaders tell us.
As for all the Republicans who revel in pointing out that John Kerry is looking more Presidential that Obama these days, check out Sean Hannity's comparison of what Kerry The Hawk is saying today versus what Kerry The Chicken Hawk was saying during the Vietnam Ward days. Yes, Mr. Secretary of State, it's easy to be a hawk when lives other than your own are on the line.
He's nearly as disgusting as McCain's group.
Maybe I should take up the Dish offer to, for a lesser cost, switch me to a selection of channels that includes MSNBC and Conan O’Brien’s station at the expense of losing Fox News.
Spell check seems to be working again, but I’m out of time to write about the punking of the Union Leader by Arnold’s pathetic mayoral campaign.