The Nobel War Prize President

Welcome to the apocalypse

Welcome to the apocalypse

This is CNN:

Key U.S. lawmakers: Expect strike in Syria

Two key members of congressional foreign affairs panels say they expect the United States to strike Syria following reports of chemical weapons attacks in that country last week, though other lawmakers interviewed Sunday cautioned that unilateral action would be misguided.

“I think we will respond in a surgical way and I hope the president, as soon as we get back to Washington, will ask for authorization from Congress to do something in a very surgical and proportional way. Something that gets their attention, that causes them to understand that we are not going to put up with that kind of activity,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday.”

But Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs panel, said President Barack Obama may not need to wait for congressional authorization.

“Congress needs to be involved but perhaps not initially,” Engel said. “Perhaps the president could start and then Congress needs to resolve it and assent to it. We cannot sit still. We’ve got to move and we’ve got to move quickly.”

This gives me flashbacks to 2002-2003:

A senior administration official told CBS News earlier that any belated move to allow the U.N. inspectors in is already too little, too late.

“At this juncture, any belated decision by the regime to grant access to the UN team would be considered too late to be credible, including because the evidence available has been significantly corrupted as a result of the regime’s persistent shelling and other intentional actions over the last five days,” the official said.

The senior administration official said the U.S. intelligence community based its assessment given to the White House claiming the Assad regime was responsible for the attack on “the reported number of victims, reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured,” and witness accounts. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly.

Remember the build-up to the invasion of Iraq? They said we had to move quickly and it was too late to send in the inspectors. But we never did find those WMD’s, did we?

It was obvious to me back then that Bush was going to invade Iraq, one way or another. It’s obvious to me now that one way or another Obama intends to involve us directly in Syria. I thought it was a mistake then and I think it is a mistake now.

Once again, I can’t help but wonder how many innocent men, women and children we are going to kill while saving them.

“Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war”

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79 Responses to The Nobel War Prize President

  1. DandyTIger says:

    I’m sure the Dems will scream war criminal and impeachment about Obama just like they did for Bush. And I’m sure the Repubs will be behind Obama jumping into an unjustified war just like they did with Bush. Sadly, the latter might happen while the former won’t. Rah, rah, rah, war. Great thing to do when your ratings are down.

  2. Truth! Nor will the military results be at all similar. Worse times a coming.

    • The Klown says:

      I do not know how this will end, but it won’t end well. If Obama manages to tip the balance of the war against Assad, Russia and Iran will try to tip it back.

      This could escalate all to hell in a hurry.

  3. Lulu says:

    It does appear to be deja vu all over again. Except for one thing. Russia. Syria is their ally, Russia is in better shape politically and economically than in 2002-2003, and Putin is itching to be a super power again. Warnings are going out “don’t be rash, don’t be stupid, don’t make the same mistakes again” and the warnings will become more terse. Will the WH listen? No. Will they be humiliated? Probably. They desperately need a bad guy to deflect from Obamacare and Putin will be it.

    • The Klown says:

      The geopolitics of this thing are a mess. Russia is involved, so is Iran. Israel wants us to take Assad out, or at least destroy his army.

  4. The Klown says:

    A black woman wrote this interesting essay:

    My Nephews” by Juliette Ochieng

  5. DeniseVB says:

    hee, hee …..

    In February, Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee and fractured her tibia during a harrowing ski accident in Schlamding, Austria. Vonn was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Schladming. Concerned that she wouldn’t be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that her spot on the U.S. Olympic Team would be filled by Barack Obama. U.S. Olympic officials said Obama deserved the spot on the team because no one has ever taken a country downhill faster than he has.

  6. The Klown says:
    • 1539days says:

      Thanks, Karl Rive, for pissing away a few million more on stupid web ads while you force the House Republicans to pass the Obamacare budget.

      Heck of a job.

  7. The Klown says:
  8. votermom says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Miley is certainly the “squirrel” of the day all over the intertubes. Found out what twerking was thanks to a vine on Twitchy 😀

      • votermom says:

        She seems anorexic, aside from messed up.
        I wish her dad would just abduct her out of Hollywood and stage an intervention.

      • The Klown says:

        My mom called me a few minutes ago. She was reading the paper and asked me “What’s twerking?”

        I told her “You ever see one of those nature shows where the female ape is horny so she sticks her butt in the face of a male? That’s twerking.”

      • votermom says:

        Some commenters on ace think it’s Miley basically confessing to being a victim of childhood/teen sexual abuse, complete with pedo-bears.

    • 1539days says:

      So, I guess that Hannah Montana reunion tour is on hold for a while.

    • Constance says:

      It’s a fun show. My college age daughter and her 4 roommates got me watching it last year. I expected it to be crap but was pleasantly surprised. Their catalog of DD stuff is cool. I want one of Miss Kay’s aprons for my B-day.

    • Constance says:

      I think in a world where men like the Ivy indoctrinated pansy asses run finance, business and government, it’s nice to see DD men who can actually do man stuff. You get the feeling that if a tree fell down across your driveway these guys would get in their trucks and take care of it not tell their women they should call someone to deal with the fallen tree. You feel like if there was a breakdown of society they could actually go out and provide food and protection. It works for me.

  9. 1539days says:

    When does Bush get his Nobel Prize?

  10. The Klown says:
    • votermom says:

      Pitchy is a term invented by American Idol judges (either Paula or Randy started it ) to describe contestant performances with pitch problems (aka anything from off-key to completely out of tune).

      • 49erDweet says:

        A whole bunch of today’s so-called “artists” don’t have passable pitch. But there’s a machine for that, and most concerts are set up so the pitch is “trued” before it ever enters the PA system mix. But the more fame the more gall, and some idols (those that need it most) decide they are too talented to take the trouble to fix their pitch. That’s what most of the “pitchy” is. Ego.

        • 1539days says:

          You can’t really fix bad pitch. What “auto tune” does is to align bad harmonics with the correct pitch for the song. The problem is that When someone is too far off pitch, the process creates notes with accurate pitch with awful tone. For example,

      • gxm17 says:

        It’s also a term the Idol judges use knowing full well that most of the audience have no idea if the singer is “pitchy” or not. I will never forget the season they constantly applauded the “pitchy” singers performance while downgrading the singer who actually hit the notes. Not that precise pitch is essential to a good performance. IMO, I prefer a “flawed” but emotive voice.

  11. The Klown says:
  12. foxyladi14 says:

    Wow!!! 🙂

  13. The Klown says:

    “I didn’t think anything more of it than what we’ve done 15 years ago, ten years ago, five years ago, when we’ve done it with Bush, Clinton and Ronald Reagan,” Gessling said.

    But this time, race entered the equation. A white man dressed in a mask of a black president was just offensive to a lot of people.

    “I never did anything because of anybody’s race. I don’t care what color somebody is. If they’re blue, white, green, polka dotted, striped … it doesn’t bother me one bit,” Gessling said.


    “I actually think that a lot of people have lost their ability to laugh,” Gessling said. “Look at the country as a whole, there is a lot more to be mad at than a rodeo clown at a rodeo trying to make somebody laugh.”

  14. The Klown says:

    Miley Cyrus depletion?

    • DeniseVB says:

      That “shocked” Will Smith family photo going around has been corrected to their reaction to Lady GaGA, not Miley Montana. Just an FYI for anyone who’s seen it being attributed wrongly 😉

    • elliesmom says:

      Wherever people get the inspiration to do something, the people who get it done deserve the credit. The women we honor today, got it done.

      The minute I read something that has the word “cis-gendered” in it, I tune out. That’s taking “divide and conquer” further than I want to go. “Trans-gendered” women had the right to vote before the rest of us. Sex change operations were hardly prevalent before the 19th amendment was passed. Being born with a “Y” chromosome and a penis might have made them unhappy people, but it qualified them to vote.

      • 1539days says:

        If medical science came up with a way to change a person’s gender, I would find it very interesting. This is not what happens today. Rerouting a few nerve endings and some hormone shots do not change a gender.

      • She is full of shit, and utterly uninformed on her own history. This article was posted to a FB page I follow, and it chapped my hide something fierce. Here’s the comment I left there:

        The point of view that Ms. Knox puts forth in her essay is why women can’t have nice things. I am aware that blacks of both genders couldn’t vote in many parts of the South until the Voting Rights Act was passed, but due to the hard work of early feminists/suffragists, many black women in other states could and did. That’s because the final push for suffrage was not predicated on race, and the women of that movement largely did not seek to exclude women of any race. You will find no reference to race in the Amendment at all.

        She spends the whole essay lambasting white women for the corrupt practices of the patriarchy, which, by definition, was male, and white. She denigrates many of those early feminists, when history shows that 90% of them were, in fact, abolitionists first. She complains that women who lived and died ages ago weren’t trans-friendly, when no one was.

        My questions would include: Do we see Americans celebrating Lincoln’s birthday by decrying the fact that Lincoln was, in fact, quite racist by today’s standards? Do we decry Theodore Roosevelt because he did, in fact, believe in eugenics? What about decrying Martin Luther King’s homophobia or infidelity on HIS birthday or during Black History Month? No, we do not. Because we recognize that these flawed people made monumental contributions to our country. The same is true for many of the women Knox recklessly excoriates, because she, in quite a sexist manner, holds these women to standards she does not hold the men of history to. And I for one believe it is utter BS.

        When we accept that people who made history, regardless of their gender, were flawed, and celebrate their achievements anyway when give the gift of the opportunity, THEN we might make progress as women. Until them, Shelby Knox, a white woman hating on white women who have accomplished far more than she, is setting us back and sewing unnecessary division.

        • erica says:

          Fantastic!!! I was listening to Mark Levin today. I’m interested in his new book about constitutional amendments as he seems to be one of the few people around (despite his rants which make me want to drive off the road) who is actually thinking about solutions to the rampant problems facing the country today. Anyhow, he was talking about some progs who were denigrating the founders and made a comment about how he thinks there is a systematic effort to separate us from our history by denigrating/casting shame upon pivotal early Americans. I thought that was a very interesting comment, and it made me think that the apologizing that we do about America is now extending into the deep past.

          If a people is not connected to its heritage, I suspect it becomes much easier to control, and that is partly why this type of, as you put it, hating on people of the past is so widespread today.

        • swanspirit says:

          This is so good!

    • 1539days says:

      Oh, I love to talk about the idiocy that is Shelby Knox.

      So, Knox was the star of an installment of the taxpayer funded PBS series POV back in 2005. That documentary was one in a line of many pieces of modified reality, trying to disparage Lubbock, Texas and their unwillingness to allow a gay issues club into an organization that was focused on public service. With the encouragement of the filmmakers, 15 year old Knox became an attention seeker, putting on her best performances when the limelight was on her.

      She never had a chance, being indoctrinated into “activism” as a teen. Now she has made an industry out of being Shelby Knox, living in NYC and renting herself out along with showings of a movie from a decade ago.

      • She wouldn’t have had that opportunity if she wasn’t white, short, and cute with curly hair. Bet.

        • elliesmom says:

          I freely admit that while I am very aware of the accomplishments of the women we honor on Women’s Equality Day, have read lots of feminists’ and not-so-feminists’ writing from Betty Friedan to Mary Daly, Christina Hoff Somers to Phyllis Shlafley, until you posted this, I had never heard of Shelby Knox. I don’t know if that makes me illiterate or her not as famous as she thinks she is.

        • The Klown says:

          I disagree about the cute part.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Obama girls having “fun” in Manhattan via Perez Hilton….

    Michelle didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, her appearance at the Tennis thing has paid for a fun weekend of Broadway shows (Trip to Bountiful and Motown the Musical) and probably some nice dining out.

    Meanwhile back in LaLaLand (D.C.) Obama’s still weighing his Middle East options, including a 5 hour round of golf yesterday.

    • The Klown says:

      I have yet to see any reasonable explanation as to why Assad would suddenly decide to use nerve gas. HE’S WINNING. Using nerve gas on a few civilians gains him nothing he couldn’t achieve with conventional weapons.

      • 1539days says:

        Assuming he even has nerve gas.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Wouldn’t nerve gas leave the bodies bloated ? Or am I confusing my poisons (er, Jonestown) ?

        • The Klown says:

          Initial symptoms following exposure to sarin are a runny nose, tightness in the chest and constriction of the pupils. Soon after, the victim has difficulty breathing and experiences nausea and drooling. As the victim continues to lose control of bodily functions, the victim vomits, defecates and urinates. This phase is followed by twitching and jerking. Ultimately, the victim becomes comatose and suffocates in a series of convulsive spasms.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Uhm, seeking gangsta street cred is not a hate crime? I don’t care if Chris Lane was purple, time to crack down on the playa’s …. using a Huffpo link because I think the commenters are waking up……

    • erica says:

      I agree. Comments are leading that it was a hate crime and people very clear on what they are thinking. And Holder’s not fooling anyone.

  17. The Klown says:
  18. helenk3 says:

    I had to take a break from the backtrack bunch and their sickness. Just did a marathon of The Grand on netflix. about a exclusive hotel in England during the 1920s.
    the backtrack bunch are hell bent on getting us into Syria. People died in Benghazi because backtrack wanted to help the syrian rebels, Why I do not know, they are certainly not any friend to the USA.
    I cry for my country and curse the people who installed backtrack into a position to hurt this country

  19. elliesmom says:

    If I hadn’t retired, tomorrow would be the day I would be heading back to school to get my classroom set-up for the kids to arrive on Wednesday. I will probably have back-to-school nightmares all week. But I ran across these “32 Extremely Upsetting Facts About the Class of 2017”, the class I would have been facing on Wednesday, and they made me chuckle.

  20. SHV says:

    “If I hadn’t retired, tomorrow would be the day I would be heading back to school to get my classroom set-up for the kids to arrive on Wednesday. I will probably have back-to-school nightmares all week.”
    My MIL retired last year from teaching 4th grade. She spoke to a friend who still teaches at her old school…..First week of school, a parent pointed a 9mm semi-auto at his face. The reason? he had sent the child home with homework and the parent didn’t want that error repeated.

  21. 1539days says:

    I remember back when the VMAs were on in September, during the first week of school. It might have even been on a week night. I’d stay up way too late on a school night anticipating who would do what on the program. I think I stopped watching the VMAs around the time the target demographic for this year was born.

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