And I'm not just talking politics. No, rather that I have slept on the sofa for over a week now to be close to our adopted stray, Lucy's, whelping bed. As some of you may recall, her delivery was imminent. Only it wasn't. Sigh. She just got bigger and bigger and bigger as the week went on. I should add, Lucy also got more and more uncomfortable. Whenever she would wake up at night, so would I. I'm a wee bit tired.
So, I woke up this morning, and instead of Lucy hopping up to be fed and to go outside, she has stayed in her whelping bed. Yes, at long last, it seems the day is upon us. Coincidentally, this is also the day we ascribed to our kittens as their birthday (we got them from the SPCA, so it was an educated guess). She seems to be getting ready to birth these babies. Yay! I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, if you would like some news that the MSM has kept fairly quiet about, I bring you this Washington Post article, "Obama's Intelligence Blunder." While I disagree with the writer's assertion that Obama's missteps thus far have been of the, "let's find something to complain about," as he said, the rest of the article is mighty interesting.
And to digress, really, I don't think it is nitpicking to want the head of the IRS to PAY HIS TAXES!!!! Or any other number of people nominated for posts who seem to have never seen any Turbo Tax ads or even any H&R Block commercials! It ain't rocket science - they've made it pretty easy. Or how about Obama's "Chief Vetter"? His wife, it seems, has failed to pay business taxes. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE??? And how in the world have they gotten away with this kind of behavior? What's more, why are they operating at the highest levels of our government??? Sheesh. I could go on, but I'll spare you.
So - back to the article. The big blunder by Obama is this: he has picked a man, Charles (Chas) Freeman to head up the National Intelligence Council. Not only has he expressed serious anti-Israel statements, but let me share with you these comments he made, some in WRITING, I might add. Here we go:
The most extreme manifestation of Freeman's realist ideology came out in a leaked e-mail he sent to a foreign policy Internet mailing list. Freeman wrote that his only problem with what most of us call "the Tiananmen Square Massacre" was an excess of restraint:
"[T]he truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud, rather than -- as would have been both wise and efficacious -- to intervene with force when all other measures had failed to restore domestic tranquility to Beijing and other major urban centers in China. In this optic, the Politburo's response to the mob scene at 'Tian'anmen' stands as a monument to overly cautious behavior on the part of the leadership, not as an example of rash action. . . .
"I do not believe it is acceptable for any country to allow the heart of its national capital to be occupied by dissidents intent on disrupting the normal functions of government, however appealing to foreigners their propaganda may be. Such folk, whether they represent a veterans' 'Bonus Army' or a 'student uprising' on behalf of 'the goddess of democracy' should expect to be displaced with despatch [sic] from the ground they occupy."
The author of the article conclude:
This is the portrait of a mind so deep in the grip of realist ideology that it follows the premises straight through to their reductio ad absurdum. Maybe you suppose the National Intelligence Council job is so technocratic that Freeman's rigid ideology won't have any serious consequences. But think back to the neocon ideologues whom Bush appointed to such positions. That didn't work out very well, did it?
Holy freakin' cow. Doesn't that scare the pure-t crap out of you? So, should we, the American people, take advantage of our rights guaranteed under the Constitution for assembly AND to stand up to our government should it stop acting in our interests, just WHAT would Freeman do to us? Sure makes you wonder, doesn't it? All of these people staging new Tea Parties across the country better beware, especially if they have the audacity (!) to stage a protest in Washington, DC!
Mighty scary indeed. Thank heavens I have little puppies to look forward to today...How about you?