Georgia on my mind…

    The U.S. has been left reeling by an op-ed that appeared in the New York Times, and a lot of the focus has been on Putin’s thoughts on American exceptionalism… And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage | Read More »

    Georgia on my mind…

    The U.S. has been left reeling by an op-ed that appeared in the New York Times, and a lot of the focus has been on Putin’s thoughts on American exceptionalism… And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage | Read More »

    Vladamir Putin Owns US Foreign Policy

    Has Barack Obama unofficially resigned? We wouldn’t get that lucky – at least not until he can figure out how the AACA effects his retirement healthcare. It only seems that way because of some White House Mouth of Sauron’s response to Vladimir Putin’s New York Times Op-Ed.

    “That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response. “He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it. That’s good. That’s the best possible reaction. He’s fully invested in Syria’s CW disarmament and that’s potentially better than a military strike – which would deter and degrade but wouldn’t get rid of all the chemical weapons. He now owns this*. He has fully asserted ownership of it and he needs to deliver.”

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    Tweak Me To Your Leader

    It should be no surprise to anyone that when Russian citizens mock their president, they usually find themselves in hot water with the authorities. Artist Konstantin Altunin discovered the consequences after painting a portrait of Putin standing behind prime minister Medvedev, both dressed in lingerie. The painting, titled “Travesty” was confiscated from an art museum in St. Petersburg , as were three other satirical paintings | Read More »

    James Carville is Still Blaming Bush

    It’s a tougher job these days, but James Carville still mans his post. He spins for the Democratic Administration. It matters not what that administration does or what he has to say in order to stay on point. James Carville spins for the Dems. His latest project involves spinning away the profound unpopularity of Barack Obama’s proposal to fire rockets and bombs at Syria for using chemical weapons to quash a rebellion against Bashir Al-Assad’s despotism. He shows the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of his bosses by doing what a Dem does when they run out of viable ideas: he blames George W. Bush.

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    Are The US And Russia Back At It Again?

    I don’t see any overarching national interest being defended by our intent to strike Syria. I don’t see any humanitarian objective that it will truly favor. I think it is a waste of time, a waste of resources and a dubious waste of innocent life. I stand with the 91%* against this poorly-conceived and almost churlish intent to fire off lots of cool ordnance. The only question I have left is “Why in the heck are we even doing it?”

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    Dana Carvey, The Rodeo Clown and The Head On A Stick

    You had to feel for the poor guys over on the set of Game of Thrones. They had this scene where King Joffrey took his girlfriend Sansa on a tour of all the heads he’d recently severed,* but were short a few plastic masks to paint up as decaying cadaver heads. They couldn’t seem to locate any Jerry Brown of Arnold Schwarzenegger faces so they were forced, against their better judgment**, to use a facial likeness of President George W. Bush. It’s amazing how accidents happen. It wasn’t anything, you know, political. And who can forget how hilarious Dana Carvey used to be. “A thousand points of light!” he’d intone in his most mocking imitation of a President in the middle of his re-election campaign. But this was “comedy.” He wouldn’t do that to influence any voters, now would he? It’s all in good fun you Crazy Wingnuts, so lighten up.

    Now we get to the amusing goings on over at the Missouri State Fair. It seems a rodeo clown there came up with the idea of running around in front of an angry bull wearing a Barack Obama Mask. It wasn’t hilariously funny. Better than Letterman’s jokes about A-Rod knocking up Sarah Palin’s children between HGH injections, but not on a level with vintage Dana Carvey SNL. The Left was of course tolerate and patient. They deiced to just let the lowbrows do their “Dance of The Sloping Foreheads.” It’s just comedy they reasoned. It can’t hurt anyone. Oh Wait….

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    Why are American conservatives in love with Putin?

    Ed Kozak begins his piece lauding Putin like this. “Oh, Mother Russia. She’s been in the news a lot lately, and most of the coverage has been rather negative, to put it mildly. Even Obama has taken to chastising Russia on late night television. Much of this criticism is largely without merit. I’d lay out the reasons why, but Pat Buchanan has already done so | Read More »

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    More Shale Boom Reverberations in the Middle East

    With the rise of militant Islamism, it would be naive to think that American interest in the region is limited to securing access to oil supplies, and that a reduction in our demand for imported oil suddenly makes us indifferent to Middle Eastern affairs.

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    Ukraine Election Breaking Ground

    Ukraine Election Breaking Ground

    In less than 2 weeks, Ukraine will hold a historical election with 36.7 million registered voters going to the polls.  Their parliament, Verkhovna Rada, recently adopted a new electoral law that is more in line with international standards and builds on Ukraine’s successful efforts to move towards Westernization.  The election, set for October 28th, will be a mixed voting system with 250 members of Verkhovna | Read More »

    Read My Lips: No New Elections

    While reading Charles Krauthammer’s column in the Washington Post about the comments President Obama whispered to Dmitry Medvedev that were picked up by a reporter’s microphone, a further thought occured to me that I did not address in an earlier post on my blog on the subject.  These comments were made in a public setting in front of what I imagine were dozens of people, if not more.  There were | Read More »

    Vodka Shots @ the Negotiating Table

    You’d be surprised what a little shot of vodka can do.  At least, that’s what the creepy old dude (no, not George Soros, some other guy whose name I do not know because pMSNBC has a thing against using lower thirds to actually tell you the name of Joe Scarborough’s guests) just quipped with Mika “My dad is the Cold War relic who advised Carter | Read More »

    Why Treaties With The Russians Are Worthless

    To understand the title completely, a quick overview of Russian History is needed.  After the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Turks in 1453, the Czars, beginning with Ivan the Great, viewed themselves as the inheritors of the Byzantine Christian traditions, with Moscow becoming “The Third Rome,” complete with a messianic mission to protect Orthodox Christianity.  Ivan the Great married a Byzantine princess, niece | Read More »

    9/11: Condoleezza Rice in the White House. Crisis controlled. (VIDEO)

    9/11: Condoleezza Rice in the White House. Crisis controlled. (YouTube) Video summary September 11 2001. Al Qaeda terrorists hijack US airplanes and crash them into high value targets. With the President in Florida, National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice must try and stop the chaos spiralling out of control. Condoleezza Rice tells the President in a raised voice that he cannot come back to the White | Read More »

    The World Moves Against the Dollar

    When Putin announced that Russia would no longer sell its oil and natural gas in dollars, there were the normal — its OK type statements from the financial world, and it was viewed by the Western financial cognoscenti as an anomaly. However, since the Federal Reserve is printing an estimated $600 billion a year to give to bankers and brokers, who then buy U.S. Treasury | Read More »