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Obama’s a Communist: Why is it Name Calling? - ALAN KEYES


America’s Independent Party ^ | March 4, 2009 | Alan Keyes

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“It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.” The Federalist

“With words we govern men.” Benjamin Disraeli

In practice, the substance of liberty is deliberate, voluntary choice. Constrained by the threat or use of force; manipulated by lies and misinformation; herded by contrived circumstances; choice is not voluntary, and those who make it are not free. Where free choice prevails, communication is the key to persuasion. Words (including in this term the language of music and graphic images) convey facts, ideas and feelings that sway and determine the will. For those who would be free, words matter.

Understanding this, the enemies of freedom do their best to limit or eliminate words that interfere with their design for despotism. They especially seek to stigmatize and discourage the use of words freighted with the sad and tragic history of tyranny and dictatorship.

That’s why the use of the word ‘communist’ to describe Barack Obama has aroused such furious diatribe and aspersion. Call him liberal. Call him socialist. Even call him a Marxist if you will. But communist is a dirty word, a cheap shot, just resentful name calling.

Of course, it wasn’t a dirty word when Marx or Engels used it to describe their ideology, or when Lenin wielded it to rally his forces on behalf of the proletariat. Marx’s ponderous writings are boring and not even half-true. The bulk of people who claim and act in his name have probably never read much beyond the “Communist Manifesto.” But this makes Marxism a false name, not a bad one. It took the millions murdered or dead from famine in the assault on Russia’s middle class farmers (the Kulaks); it took the millions slaughter and consigned to hellish gulags during Stalin’s other purges; it took the millions mobbed, defenestrated, hacked to death in Mao’s cultural revolution; it took the smoking ruins of the tens of thousands slain in Kampuchea’s killing fields; and so on and on, to make communism a dirty word. It took the destruction of churches, the persecution of dissidents, the use of crushing military force against unarmed civilians seeking only the dignity of their human rights; to give communists a bad name.

Given this history, it’s easy to understand why folks who are looking, waddling and quacking like communists would rather we called them messiahs. Sensible people want to avoid getting caught up in the grist mill of communist tyranny. The use of the term invites them to look at its history, and this means not only the grisly results, but the path to power that let some people inflict such horrors on others. Americans have an especially good reputation for not putting their fingers into light sockets, but it doesn’t take that much shrewdness to recognize the telltale signs of an approaching hurricane before it overtakes you. Lincoln showed this disposition when he looked at the actions of the pro-slavery cabal before the last Civil War.

We cannot absolutely know that all these exact adaptations are the result of preconcert. But when we see a lot of framed timbers, different portions of which we know have been gotten out at different times and places and by different workmen — Stephen, Franklin, Roger and James, for instance — and when we see these timbers joined together, and see they exactly make the frame of a house or a mill, all the tenons and mortices exactly fitting, and all the lengths and proportions of the different pieces exactly adapted to their respective places, and not a piece too many or too few — not omitting even scaffolding — or, if a single piece be lacking, we see the place in the frame exactly fitted and prepared yet to bring such a piece in — in such a case, we find it impossible not to believe that Stephen and Franklin and Roger and James all understood one another from the beginning, and all worked upon a common plan or draft drawn up before the first blow was struck.

These days, the Obama faction’s media claque derides anyone willing to imitate Lincoln’s common sense as kooky, crazy, fringe, lunatic and an assortment of less cordial terms meant to scarecrow the weak minded.

We see the takeover of the banks and financial institutions.

In the steadfast refusal to take simple steps to show compliance with the Constitution’s eligibility requirements we see Obama’s personal contempt for the Constitution.

We see the Obama celebrity claque hyping a cult of personality, including a pledge of allegiance to him, rather than the U.S. Constitution.

We see steps by his cronies to take over and manipulate the census, control that could be abused to consolidate one party dictatorship over government in the United States.

We see his faction’s Congressional delegation assigning unconstitutional voting representation in the U.S. Congress to federally controlled districts not qualified as states under the Constitution.

We see a so called stimulus bill that directs billions of dollars into the coffers of the Obama faction’s political machine.

We see his faction’s Congressional majority planning a taxpayer funded demographic invasion that will permanently alter the identity of the American people.

We hear his repeated calls for the establishment of a domestic security force as large and well funded as the military: an American KGB.

From him we hear an ominous warning about our “day of reckoning”.

His budget seeks control of the life and death health care sector.

His tax policies destructively assault private action in order to fund national bureaucratic domination.

He proposes risky cutbacks in our military preparedness.

His massive spending involves borrowing requirements that will increase Communist China’s hold over the United States.

He makes appeasing overtures to Iran as it moves toward nuclear weapons capability.

His faction’s State Department welcomes a move that makes our hemisphere’s most active radical, anti-American Marxist (Hugo Chavez) a dictator for life.

But if we dare to see the obvious pattern in all of this, we’re candidates for a soon to be government controlled mental hospital. Or so the Obama faction wants people to believe. Do you think they’re right?

For more current writing by Alan Keyes, please visit LoyaltoLiberty.com!

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Naturalmente que el impostor ilegalsoy, carente de personalidad y valores propios, recurre al fraude moral y literario usando mi firma para poner su consabidas bazofias.   ¿que se puede esperar de estos elementos que constantemente entran a insultar a quienes no comparten sus aviesas ideas con palabras soeces que denotan su baja calaña?  Es perfectamente legítimo que se conteste a mis contribuciones de la manera que crean conveniente, lo que es indecente y a todas luces un acto criminal  penado por las leyes, que su respuesta la presenten como firmada por mi.  Hasta tal extremo llega la bajeza de estos elementos.

ESTA HA SIDO MI CONTRIBUCION A LOS FOROS

EL FORO DE LOS RESENTIDOS

EL RESENTIMIENTO

Por: Dqban22

Bienvenidos a los foros de los resentidos donde se destacan y unen eximias figuras del antiamericanismo con los más virulentos detractores del Exilio cubano.  Este es el caso de Ilegalsoy y otros elementos que forman parte de la misma camada de acomplejados, resentidos, comunistas y voceros de los terroristas islámicos. Dios los da y el demonio los junta.

El resentido es el prototipo del fracasado, no es que sean retrasados mentales, aunque muchas veces lo parezcan. Las risitas de Ilegalsoy cuando sale con una de sus "genialidades" denotan a un afeminado infantiloide con ridículos delirios pseudo intelectuales.

El problema de los resentidos es que se creen más inteligentes de lo que realmente son, y así arrastran su resentimiento y odio hacia el resto de la humanidad que no reconoce sus extraordinarios méritos e inteligencia.  Por eso son extremadamente sensibles ante cualquier reto para el cual no están capacitados para responder y así se escudan detrás de un supuesto racismo ridículo unidos a los insultos más soeces para descalificar al contrario ideológico.  El resentido trata de ver en el contrario sus propios defectos movidos por un complejo de inferioridad morboso.

Estos forman parte de la escoria que se une al carro de las revoluciones para destruir a todo aquel que se haya superado por sus propios méritos;  incapaces de construir, destruyen.  Estamos viviendo ahora en los Estados Unidos la repetición de la histeria que acompañó a Castro en 1959, y en estos momentos la tragedia en ciernes que atraviesa Venezuela.

En estos elementos a su odio a los americanos unen su envidia ante el éxito sin precedentes del Exilio cubano, no sólo en Estados Unidos, sino donde quiera que han ido a carenar los cubanos en busca de libertad.

En el exilio cubano ven  estos sietemesinos morales lo que ellos hubieran querido ser, pero no pueden, ya que no tienen la fibra necesaria para luchar y salir adelante por sus propios medios.  Para abrirse paso en la vida necesitan la acción afirmativa como si su materia gris no fuera igual a la de los cubanos, los anglos o los asiáticos...  se unen en el alma del resentido el desagradecimiento y el odio hacia quien les da la mano en sus momentos de penuria.

Nuestra lucha en los foros es ideológica y de principios y no recurre a ataques a ningún grupo racial, étnico, religioso o por su origen nacional.  Es un encuentro ideológico de individuo a individuo sobre divergencias políticas.

DESGRACIDAMENTE VEMOS FRECUENTEMENTE COMO A MUCHOS LA ENVIDIA LES CORROE EL ALMA Y ESO LES NUBLA EL RACIOCINIO, LO CUAL ES TRISTE, DESPUES DE TODO SON DIGNOS DE LÁSTIMA.

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Daddy.......bienvenido nuevamente !!!  A mi tambien me pusieron en castigo los llorones. Pero aqui estoy de regreso.

   No te digo? Estos balseritos se ponen sus nombrecitos de la isla de la fantasia, el avion jefe, el avion.......ja ja ja........

  En cuanto a su intelecto?? mmmm.......lo unico que saben es llorar........y llorar..............son destructivos, no construyen, se mantienen critacando y levantando testimonios sin sentido. Hasta el momento el engendro de sorjuana no ha demostrado que un solo chisme sea cierto. Pobre, ahora que lo castigaron y ya no puede postear como lo hacia antes; ha de estar muriendose el pobre........ja ja ja......

La cochafina? Esa dice que esta estudiando pero ha de ser para burra. El despreciado? Otro ricachon parece, y el marisuncito? Pobre, ni un solo tema ha puesto que se pueda discutir. Nada, puro lloriqueo y nada de sustancia.

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Ya no pueden hacer nada aunque lloren canten o griten Obama es nuestro presidente y conformense con eso talvez puedan cambiar las cosas en las proximas elecciones lo unico que les recomiendo es que elijan un candidato competente ,el pobre Mccain con Sarita Palin daban lastima. :cara_pelea:
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OBAMA DAÑA LAS RELACIONES CON NUESTRO MAS FIEL ALIADO
 
The Great Destabilization
Can America, the engine of the global economy, pull the rest of the world out of the quicksand?

By Mark Steyn
NRO 3/7/09

British prime minister Gordon Brown thought long and hard about what gift to bring on his visit to the White House last week. Barack Obama is the first African-American president, so the prime minister gave him an ornamental desk-pen holder hewn from the timbers of one of the Royal Navy’s anti-slaving ships of the 19th century, HMS Gannet. Even more appropriate, in 1909 the Gannet was renamed HMS President.

The president’s guest also presented him with the framed commission for HMS Resolute, the lost British ship retrieved from the Arctic and returned by America to London, and whose timbers were used for a thank-you gift Queen Victoria sent to Rutherford Hayes: the handsome desk that now sits in the Oval Office.

And, just to round things out, as a little stocking stuffer, Gordon Brown gave President Obama a first edition of Sir Martin Gilbert’s seven-volume biography of Winston Churchill.

In return, America’s head of state gave the prime minister 25 DVDs of “classic American movies.”

Evidently, the White House gift shop was all out of “MY GOVERNMENT DELEGATION WENT TO WASHINGTON AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY T-SHIRT” T-shirts. Still, the “classic American movies” set is a pretty good substitute, and it can set you back as much as $38.99 at Wal-Mart: Lot of classics in there, I’m sure — Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Sound of Music — though this sort of collection always slips in a couple of Dude, Where’s My Car? 3 and Police Academy 12 just to make up the numbers. I’ll be interested to know if Mr. Brown has anything to play the films on back home, since U.S.-format DVDs don’t work in United Kingdom DVD players.

It could be worse. The president might have given him the DVD of He’s Just Not That Into You. Gordon Brown landed back in London a sadder but wiser man. The Fleet Street correspondents reported sneeringly that he (and they) had been denied the usual twin-podia alternating-flags press conference. The Obama administration had supposedly penciled one in for the Rose Garden, but then there was that catastrophic snowfall (a light dusting). This must be the first world leaders’ press conference to be devastated by climate change. No doubt President Obama could have relocated it to a prestigious indoor venue, like the windowless room round the back of the White House furnace in Sub-Basement Level 5. But why bother?

Some freak flood would have swept through and washed the prime minister and his DVD set into the Potomac and out to the Atlantic. And by the time the Coast Guard fished him out, the sodden classic movies wouldn’t work in any American DVD player any better than in the Brit one.

He did, however, get to give an almost entirely unreported address to Congress. U.S. legislators greeted his calls to resist protectionism with a round of applause, and then went back to adding up how much pork in the “Buy American” section of the stimulus bill would be heading their way.

I would make a modest prediction that in 2012, after four years of the man who was supposed to heal America’s relations with a world sick of all that swaggering cowboy unilateralism, those relations will be much worse. From Canada to India, the implications of the Obama ascendancy are becoming painfully clear. The other week Der Spiegel ran a piece called “Why Obamania Isn’t the Answer,” which might more usefully have been published before the Obamessiah held his big Berlin rally.

Written by some bigshot with the German Council on Foreign Relations and illustrated by the old four-color hopey-changey posters all scratched up and worn out, the essay conceded that Europe had embraced Obama as a “European American.” Very true. The president is the most European American ever to sit in the Oval Office. And, because of that, he doesn’t need any actual European Europeans getting in the way — just as, at his big victory-night rally in Chicago, the first megastar president didn’t need any megastar megastars from Hollywood clogging up the joint: Movie stars who wanted to fly in were told by his minders that he didn’t want any other celebrities deflecting attention from him. Same with world leaders. If it’s any consolation to Gordon Brown, he’s just not that into any of you.

What Mr. Brown and the rest of the world want is for America, the engine of the global economy, to pull the rest of them out of the quicksand — which isn’t unreasonable. Even though a big chunk of the subprime/securitization/credit-bubble axis originated in the United States and got exported round the planet, the reality is that almost every one of America’s trading partners will wind up getting far harder hit.

And that was before Obama made clear that for him the economy takes a very distant back seat to the massive expansion of government for which it provides cover. That’s why he’s indifferent to the plummeting Dow. The president has made a strategic calculation that, to advance his plans for socialized health care, “green energy,” and a big-government state, it’s to his advantage for things to get worse. And, if things go from bad to worse in America, overseas they’ll go from worse to total societal collapse. We’ve already seen changes of government in Iceland and Latvia, rioting in Greece and Bulgaria. The great destabilization is starting on the fringes of Europe and working its way to the Continent’s center.

We’re seeing not just the first contraction in the global economy since 1945, but also the first crisis of globalization. This was the system America and the other leading economies encouraged everybody else to grab a piece of.  But whatever piece you grabbed — exports in Taiwan, services in Ireland, construction in Spain, oligarchic industrial-scale kleptomania in Russia — it’s all crumbling. Ireland and Italy are nation-state versions of Bank of America and General Motors. In Eastern Europe, the countries way out on the end of the globalization chain can’t take a lot of heat without widespread unrest. And the fellows who’ll be picking up the tab are the Western European banks who loaned them all the money. Gordon Brown was hoping for a little more than: “I feel your pain. And have you ever seen The Wizard of Oz? It’s about this sweet little nobody who gets to pay a brief visit to the glittering Emerald City before being swept back to the reassuring familiarity of the poor thing’s broken-down windswept economically devastated monochrome dustbowl. You’ll love it!”

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a da. mn”? Oh, perish the thought. The prime minister flew 8,000 miles for dinner and a movie. But the president says he’ll call. Next week. Next month. Whatever.


Mark Steyn, a National Review columnist, is author of America Alone
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Candidatos y seguidores ahora mismo dan lastima. Llora que llora, que no se haga esto y aquello, pero.................no saben ni donde andan ni que se debe de hacer. Puro lloriqueo.......buahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Even Worse Than the Great Depression
 
Ahead of the Curve by Donald Luskin 3/6/2009

Over the last couple years I loved to ridicule all the scaremongers who always said this, that or the other thing is “the worst since the Great Depression.” I stand by my ridicule, for the most part -- those prophets of doom were mostly broken clocks who look right now just by sheer luck. But there's no question now that things have gotten quite bad in the economy and the markets.

So let me do the preachers of Armageddon one better. Today's stock market isn't just the “worst since the Great Depression,” like they're so fond of saying. No, it's even worse than the Great Depression.

Take a look at the chart, below. It shows the daily progress of the S&P 500 in terms of percentage change from the very top. The brown line is the change from the recent all-time highs on October 9, 2007. The blue line is the change from the all-time highs just before the Great Depression, September 6, 1929.

As of yesterday's close (Thursday, March 5), the S&P 500 has lost 56.4% from its all-time highs 513 days ago. At the same point in the bear market associated with the Great Depression, that is at the 513 day mark, the S&P 500 had only lost -- only! -- 49%.

In other words, to be no worse than the catastrophe that happened to stocks in the Great Depression, the S&P 500 today would have to rally 17%.

Looking forward, if stocks are going to continue along the same bleak path they followed during the Great Depression, then I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we're halfway through it. In the Great Depression, the bear market lasted 997 days. We passed that halfway mark two weeks ago. Maybe that's what Barack Obama meant when he said, as he signed the so-called “stimulus” bill, that this was “the beginning of the end.”

He signed that bill on Friday the 13th, by the way. Which brings me to the bad news. By the time the bear market was over in the Great Depression, on that 997th day, the S&P 500 had lost 86.2% from the top. To match that, we'd have to fall another 68.3% from here. Hmmm…maybe that's what the president meant when he said this was “the beginning of the end.”



We can't blame President Obama for the mess he inherited. But we can definitely blame him for making it worse. Stocks are off 28.4% since his election, 15.2% since his inauguration, and 17.2% since his so-called “stimulus” bill was enacted. To say the very least, whatever he's doing, it ain't working.

I have to say I'm a little surprised. I didn't support Obama in the campaign, but I had expected1 that the wave of good feelings from the election of such a charismatic man would help lift the economy and the markets out of their doldrums. And while I don't agree at all with his liberal orientation in economic policy, at least I thought he was generally a centrist who wouldn't muck things up too much or too quickly. I even hoped2 his so-called “stimulus” bill would at least have a placebo effect.

But Obama has done nothing for confidence in the markets. I'm not sure he even cares. When asked by a reporter whether it was the president's job to do so, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs3 stammered, “Oh, absolutely. I don't think that -- I mean, I think the president would agree with that wholeheartedly. But again, I think…Well, again, I think the -- I think -- obviously I'm not on Wall Street, but I think it is not…”

But I didn't count on the extent to which he'd use the present economic mess as an excuse to push his agenda of more government regulation, greater involvement of government in the economy, and higher taxes. Why am I surprised? White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel laid out the strategy a week after the election when he said4, “Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste.” This is really no different than what power-seeking politicians have done since time immemorial. Please forgive what may seem like an outrageous comparison, but this is exactly how Adolph Hitler came to power in 1933 -- by exploiting public panic in the aftermath to the Reichstag fire5.

And I also didn't count on how downright incompetent6 Timothy Geithner would be as Treasury secretary. We still don’t have a coherent plan for stabilizing the U.S. banking system. Okay, you can say that he's only been in office for about a month at this point. But that doesn’t let him off the hook. In his prior role as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, he was right in the thick of things with Fed chair Ben Bernanke and former Treasury secretary Henry Paulson in the interventions in Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman, Washington Mutual, and others. He ought to have had a pretty good idea what he wanted to do before he even sat down at his new desk.

My guess is he did have an idea. But once he got the job of Treasury secretary, he quickly found out that his idea didn't count for much. He'd have to listen to President Obama, chief economic advisor Lawrence Summers, Obama political operatives like David Axelrod, and last but certainly not least, congressional leaders like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd. No wonder Geithner can't come up with a plan -- that’ll never happen if he has to get that crowd to all agree on it.

The reason stocks can't stabilize here is that the new administration is promoting an agenda of inherent instability. We can argue about whether its aspirations are right or wrong separately -- but, as promised, they all involve a great deal of change, to use Obama's own favorite word.

What will our world look like when President Obama “reforms” health care by nationalizing it given that it represents about one sixth of U.S. economic activity (and the part that's still working)? What will happen to the cost and availability of electricity when he puts in place a “cap-and-trade” tax on carbon emissions? What will happen to Wall Street when taxes are raised on hedge fund and private-equity managers? What will happen to all of us when all our taxes go up and our deductions go down?

I have a pretty decent idea that none of that will lead to anything good at least not economically. You may disagree. But can't we at least agree that President Obama is stirring the pot by ramming all these things through now, at a time when he ought to be calming things down so we can all catch our breath and the economy can get back on its feet?

I've been writing this column for almost eight years now. If you've been reading it all that time, you know that if there's an optimistic way to look at the world, I'll find it. But I have to say, I'm getting pretty discouraged.

My only comfort is that with stocks down so much, they're really cheap. Obama said7 this week, “...profit and earning ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you've got a long-term perspective on it.” I've said similar things myself all the way down. I have to say, I'm beginning to worry that stocks are cheap for a reason. That reason may be President Obama.

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lloran que lloran las nenas, lloran que lloran............buahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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The Story of a Successful Rescue (and the Obama Adminstration’s Attempt to Claim Credit)

Posted By Jeff Emanuel

April 13, 2009

After four days of floating at sea on a raft shared with four Somali gunmen, Richard Phillips took matters into his own hands for a second time. With the small inflatable lifeboat in which he was being held captive being towed by the American missile destroyer USS Bainbridge, and Navy Special Warfare (NSWC) snipers on the fantail in http://www.univision.com/content/channel.jhtml?chid=1&schid=16 to take their shots at his captors as soon as the command was given, the captive captain of the M.V. Maersk-Alabama took his second leap in three days into the shark-infested waters of the Indian Ocean.

This diversion gave the Navy Special Warfare operators all the opening they needed. Snipers immediately took down the three Somali pirates still on board the life raft, SEAL operators hustled down the tow line connecting the two craft to confirm the kills, and a Navy RIB plucked Phillips from the water and sped him to safety aboard the Bainbridge, thus ending the four-day-and-counting hostage situation.

Phillips’ first leap into the warm, dark water of the Indian Ocean hadn’t worked out as well. With the Bainbridge in range and a rescue by his country’s Navy possible, Phillips threw himself off of his lifeboat prison, enabling Navy shooters onboard the destroyer a clear shot at his captors — and none was taken. The guidance from National Command Authority — the president of the United States, Barack Obama — had been clear: a peaceful solution was the only acceptable outcome to this standoff unless the hostage’s life was in clear, extreme danger.

The next day, a small Navy boat approaching the floating raft was fired on by the Somali pirates — and again no fire was returned and no pirates killed. This was again due to the cautious stance assumed by Navy personnel thanks to the combination of a lack of clear guidance from Washington and a mandate from the commander in chief’s staff not to act until Obama, a man with no background of dealing with such issues and no track record of decisiveness, decided that any outcome other than a “peaceful solution” would be acceptable.

After taking fire from the Somali kidnappers again Saturday night, the on-scene commander decided he’d had enough. Keeping his authority to act in the case of a clear and present danger to the hostage’s life and having heard nothing from Washington since yet another request to mount a rescue operation had been denied the day before, the Navy officer — unnamed in all media reports to date — decided the AK-47 one captor had leveled at Phillips’ back was a threat to the hostage’s life and ordered the NSWC team to take their shots.

Three rounds downrange later, all three brigands became enemy KIA and Phillips was safe.

There is upside, downside, and spin-side to the series of events over the last week that culminated in yesterday’s dramatic rescue of an American hostage.

Almost immediately following word of the rescue, the Obama administration and its supporters claimed victory against pirates in the Indian Ocean and [1] declared that the dramatic end to the standoff put paid to questions of the inexperienced president’s toughness and decisiveness.

Despite the Obama administration’s (and its sycophants’) attempt to spin yesterday’s success as a result of bold, decisive leadership by the inexperienced president, the reality is nothing of the sort.

What should have been a standoff lasting only hours — as long as it took the USS Bainbridge and its team of NSWC operators to steam to the location — became an embarrassing four-day-and-counting standoff between a rag-tag handful of criminals with rifles and a U.S. Navy warship.

On Friday, April 9, as the standoff reached the end of its third day, I called on President Obama to take action to free the American hostage from his Somali captors. I [2] outlined three possible operational tactics that could be used to do so; number 1 was the following:

(1) 2 helos, 2 snipers each: pop the [pirates] in their heads, then drop a rescue swimmer to escort the hostage up to one of the choppers. This works best if the hostage is aware of what is happening and can help without getting in the way — say, by hopping overboard as the gunships near, to divert attention and get out of the line of fire.

(This was written before the USS Bainbridge tethered the life raft to its stern, an action which eliminated the need for helicopters.)

However, instead of taking direct, decisive action against the rag-tag group of gunmen, the Obama administration dilly-dallied, dawdled, and eschewed any decisiveness whatsoever, even in the face of enemy fire, in hopes that the situation would somehow resolve itself without violence. Thus, the administration sent a clear message to all who would threaten U.S. interests abroad that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has no idea how to respond to such situations — and no real willingness to use military force to resolve them.

Any who think they weren’t watching every minute of this are guilty — at best — of greatly underestimating our enemies.

Like the crew of the Alabama, which took swift and decisive action to take back their own ship rather than wait for help from Washington that they knew could not be counted on, Captain Phillips took matters into his own hands for the second time in three days, leaping into the water to create a diversion and allowing the NSWC team to eliminate his captors. The result, of course, was the best that could possibly be expected: three pirates dead, the captain unharmed, and a fourth Somali man who had surrendered late Saturday night in custody.

One thing that will bear watching will be what the Obama DOJ attempts to do with the captive pirate. My money is on a life of welfare checks, a plot of land (in a red state, naturally), and voting rights in Chicago, New York, and Seattle.

In all seriousness, though, who knows? Obama could decide to get tough on the last surviving participant in the first pirating of an American ship since Thomas Jefferson sent the U.S. Marine Corps to root out and destroy the Barbary pirates.

However, given the administration’s track record to date, I won’t be holding my breath on that one.

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Stock Market to President.....STOP IT, YOU’RE KILLING ME !!!

3/4/09

President Obama is not getting the message. Yesterday when asked about the Market’s Decline during his administration he replied that “What I’m looking at is not the day-to-day gyrations of the stock market”

Sorry Mr. President but you are not getting it. The Stock Market has not been gyrating during the month and a half of your presidency, that suggests lots of ups and downs. The stock market has been going DOWN during your administration. And every time you announce another Program it goes down even further. Just look at the chart above which shows the Dow Jones average from Inauguration Day through March 3.

SIRJOHN ..............JA JA JA.........QUE HIJO DE FRUTA !!!!