Sunday, March 1, 2009

What A Week



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?

10 comments:

Logistics Monster said...

well I guess the march on DC on 9/11 is going to very interesting yes?

Though I think that millions and millions of Americans marching on DC might be a little more than a student uprising.

As for these people not paying their taxes - I don't think ANY of them do and we are just now finding that fact out.

Pics of the pups please!!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, DT -

Well, YES, if Chas Freeman has anything to say abt it! Doesn't that scare the bejesus out of you? Even though you are one courageous person? Yikes...

The girl us still in labor, poor thing...BUT - I will put up photos as soon as the little critters are out! I hope it's sooner rather than later for HER sake...

Logistics Monster said...

At this point Rev, the alternative of not marching on DC scares the bejesus out of me - doesn't it you?

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Yes. It is staggering what is happening in this country, how the Democrats have forgotten the very basis for their name, how they have become the very things they claimed to despise...

Btw, I was just thinking of you. Larry has a post up now at NQ taking pretty much the OPPOSITE opinion from me on Freeman. His blog, of course. But it is WHY he supports him that I thought of you (Arab/Israel issues).

Freeman's stance on Chinese dissidents, or ANY people standing up to their gov't, scares me a lot...

Logistics Monster said...

holy shit Amy - you are a neocon! who woulda thought?

Mary Ellen said...

Hi Rev.Amy!

I can't wait to hear the news about the new puppies. I keep praying that all will go well with the birth.

Regarding the other issue...you're darned right it's scary! It seems that our President and his minions want to continue with the Bush policies of taking away as many of our Constitutional rights as possible "in the name of security". They seem to think that our only right is to sign e-mail protests, which they just ignore. The right to assemble is all but lost in this country. We've seen the cages that are set up whenever there is a big political event, where they keep the press who are not in sync with the policies of our Presidents, or a special place complete with barbed wire even further away from the events to hold protesters.

I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever have our rights to freedom again. Once they are lost, it seems they are lost for good.

Good luck with your puppies!

navyvet48 said...

I am not staying behind I am leading. I lead the Tea Party here in Wichita, KS. I will not be silenced any longer and no one can keep me from the streets. LM and I will be marching to DC with so many others. If we don't march then we lose and allow Obama and his corrupt administration win. This is not an option for me!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

LM, that is just too funny! I can honestly say that I have never considered myself a neocon in my LIFE. But you know, terms like that are thrown around y some folks when they don't agree with the other's position. Shame, really...

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Well done, NavyVet! An American citizen engaging in his/her Constitutional right - what a concept!!

Oh, and while a lot of the MSM is ignoring the Tea Parties, Fox News is covering it.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, Mary Ellen!

I've been thinking of you - especially now that there is BASEBALL going on - oh, and Obama wearing a White Sox cap recently when he went to play basketball with a friend at the Dep't of the Interior (I am not kidding - he also went to a NBA game, too. Apparently, everything is just hunky dory in the country!).

It is scary, isn't it? Thank heavens there are people who ARE still speaking out, but I have to say, with the diminishing rights we have, caution might be in order (lest we end up in those Protest Cages they set up).

I don't know HOW this happened to our country - plenty of us were screaming our heads off abt the way the DNC was conducting itself, not to mention the way OBAMA was conducting himself. Too many people wanted to take the immature route, though - looking only at words, never deeds, Obama's or the DNC's, all the while ginning up fake outrage over people like Hillary and Sarah. Astonishing how well sexism worked in this campaign, isn't it??

Anyway - I'm rambling. In a few minutes, you'll know why!