There is a scene depicting military ineptitude near the beginning of George Lucas’ film, The Empire Strikes Back. The Empire is about to do battle with the rebels on the ice planet Hoth. One of his minions tells Darth Vader that the element of surprise has been lost. In frustration and as a display of sheer stupidity, Darth Vader then uses the Dark Side of the Force to kill his current Admiral and then tells the guy standing next to him to fix everything, calling him by his new designation, “Admiral.”
In a development we hope is not a parallel to this, we find a story where field commanders in Afghanistan are being “disciplined” when there are failures on the battlefield. The story then reports, “In response to the recent reprimands, some military officials have argued that casualties are inevitable in war and that a culture of excessive investigations could make officers risk-averse.”
This sounds like politically motivated, cover your a– behavior to us.
We would not be shocked to find out that this is a response to some Obama minion trying to be Darth Vader. We would like to understand the military value of doing what seems to be analogous to a football game and disciplining the quarterback because the defense he went up against was better prepared than he or his team imagined.
Are the higher-ups now requiring some degree of clairvoyance on the part of their field commanders? Do the field commanders have all the resources they need such that an expectation that there will be no battlefield failures is reasonable (seems doubtful to us)? Is it more likely that Obama has made a number of inept people his “Admirals,” and that they are simply following an Ayn Randian pattern of jackals so effectively story-told in Empire Strikes Back?
Again – we don’t know. We can only hope that for once in his miserable little life, Obama is not screwing yet another thing up.
We are – all of us at O-t-c – so tired of Democrats and the Obama Administration. They bore us to tears. The only reason we follow anything they do is because it’s consequential.
Not once have we heard them say anything remotely interesting, let alone intellectually stimulating. But what can one expect of people who skate through life, rising to the top of the heap through extortion, political correctness, and bullying instead of brains and fair competition? Is there any such thing as a smart Democrat anymore? Really – is there?
Take Chrysler and GM. Please. Take them. Put them out of their misery – put them out of our misery. Ray LaHood, the Transportation Secretary, said that people should stop driving their Toyotas. Tell us how that’s not a conflict of interest. Yeah – we know that LaHood says he’s a Republican, but really – he’s not. He’s a RINO. He really should follow Arlen Specter’s lead and become a Democrat outright. After all, does anyone believe the deception anymore? Just be the jerk you really are, Mr. LaHood and some of us might at least be able to respect that.
Yeah – we know he tried to walk back what he said. But not really. Not in a way that had any impact.
And what he did was so abysmally amateurish and transparent: he wanted people to look at Taxpayer Motors in a more favorable light.
Well, Mr. LaHood – it backfired. At least in these quarters. We now look at Taxpayer Motors in an even worse light than we did before, though we didn’t believe it to be possible.
We can’t think of a single thing – not one damned thing – that this President has done that we like. We’re not going to belabor it anymore. Suffice to say that we’re bored to tears with his and the Democrat rhetoric. We are bored to tears with their efforts to play the race cards, their efforts to propagandize our children, to propagandize us. We’re bored to tears with their insults. We’re bored beyond yawning at their efforts to try to sneak things past us like little kids looking “to see if Mommy and Daddy are looking” as they try to sneak their hands in the cookie jars. It’s cute in a little kid. It’s just unbelievably shallow, trivial, and bo-o-o-oring coming from adults.
We wish we could get a dispensation from God to move November to come after February this year. This would put the Democrats out of our misery.
Boycott the Messiah!
This is an open letter to Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State.
Back in 1998, you gave an interview during which you said this: But I do think we always have to keep competing interests in balance. I’m a big pro-balance person. That’s why I love the founders — checks and balances; accountable power. Anytime an individual or an institution or an invention leaps so far out ahead of that balance and throws a system, whatever it might be — political, economic, technological –out of balance, you’ve got a problem, because then it can lead to the oppression people’s rights, it can lead to the manipulation of information, it can lead to all kinds of bad outcomes which we have seen historically. So we’re going to have to deal with that.
Do you remember?
We ask because it sure looks like in its first year, the Obama Administration failed to pay heed to these words.
Where were the checks and balances that the Obama Administration payed attention to? The Administration overreached on health care reform, turning it into a truly deformed monstrosity. The Administration overreached when it told secured investors at GM and Chrysler to go to the back of the bus because the Administration had other plans for the money. Where was the balance, Mrs. Clinton?
Did you mean it? If you meant what you said more than 10 years ago, have you changed? Do you still believe it? And if you do, do you have the President’s ear, Mrs. Clinton?
We ask because this President seems to be very full of himself, even now, after the drubbing he got in Virginia, South Carolina and most of all, in Massachusetts. When he was talking with Stephanopolis a couple days ago, he said this: We were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values.
Are you kidding us, Mr. President? And Mrs. Clinton, are you unable to talk any sense into this man? And if not, would it not be honorable (and good for your career) to resign?
The President – Mr. Narcissist in Chief – is going to tell us what our core values are? He – and you, Mrs. Clinton – don’t have to look far to discover what our core values are. We told you in Massachusetts. We don’t need another professorial lecture by the Messiah. We don’t want this pretender to Zeus’ throne dictating from on high what our core values are, and we don’t want him trying to change our core values. We want him to execute on our core values:
- Free Enterprise
- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
- No overreaching
- Knowing who’s paying your salaries
- No blatant sweetheart deals for unions, lawyers (like lawyers can’t take care of themselves), and others at the expense of We the People
Don’t you get it, Mrs. Clinton, and if you do, don’t you remember what you told reporters those many years ago? Don’t you remember? Did you mean it? What are you going to do about it? Can’t you talk some sense into this bumblebrain before he wrecks the country over the next three years? After all, if you’re going to be President one day, don’t you want to have a real country to govern – or are you, also, enamored with Venezuela as a model for this country?
Halle Berry and her boyfriend were whisked on through airport security, ahead of the rest of “the little people” there.
Maybe this is why all the Leftist celebrities are for Obamacare. They know that they’ll be whisked ahead of all the rest of us. They know that their little babies will be treated better than your little baby. And they know that their little babies will be treated with your tax dollars evnen through they could afford to buy their own health care.
But don’t you worry your little head about it. Obama has your back. [snicker]
We heard on FoxNews today that part of the health dictatorship program that Congress and the President are trying to force down our throats (“Now open wide; this won’t hurt a bit. Oh – stop being a baby and take this trillion dollar syringe like a man!”) will be to give the IRS new powers.
Like we need a stronger IRS. Is there any agency anywhere in the United States that is more despised than the IRS? And these clowns want to make it even more powerful? Supposedly, you’re going to have to indicate somewhere on the form that you actually have purchased health insurance. We thought that no bureacracy was going to get between us and our doctors, Mr. President. Yet again, Joe Wilson was spot on with his language: “YOU LIE!”
During a brainstorm session recently, one of us quipped, “You know – I am more afraid of how much damage Obama and his legion of Neanderthals can do to this country than I am about Al Qaieda.” She is joking (we think she is joking – she insists she’s not). But all joking aside, Obama is no joke. He is a living, walking, breathing ongoing malfeasance against the Constitution of this country.
If we lined up 10 kindergartner kids (who have not yet been brainwashed by the Left) and asked them about principles underlying the Constituion of this country, they’d give a more accurate picture than the President could after 3 hours of trying to explain himself with his calibrating-miscalibrating language.
We so wish that he, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would take a small, propeller airplane to Antarctica. We’d buy it for them. We’re sure one of the science bases (Obama says he’s big on science – it is to laugh) would make space for them. If he and the other three would spend the next 3 years there, they could save the penguins, and America would have a chance to heal itself from these dreadful, despicable, unamerican people.
Please – Mister President – RESIGN!