Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Defending Obama

I have a friend, executive type, VERY capable, and she's a native Kenyan, now back living in Nairobi sparkplugging an air-charter company for cargo and clients. She's very enthusiastic about Obama, and her enthusiasm was catching, so I set out to argue Obama's case, promote him, speak well of him, and started a list of good things about Obama.

First of all, there's the abundance of Dark Cloud Dispersion that follows Obama everywhere, and the leveling of seas and the cooling of the polar ice-caps when he needs it. Or their warming, as need be. Obama's rainbows make it easy for me to practice the Om Mane Padme Hum of Obama-Life and chant quietly, "See, Say Pwethay!"

Above that, there is the rational feminine pulchritude and the response of women at Obama's rallies and speeches, who logically insist that their hearts go pitty-pat and their thighs tingle. Its a level-headed, passionate and unrehearsed reaction to Obama's Plans for Hopeful Change. Hopeful women hear his plans and then realize they must change, their knickers and all, twisted or knot!

Better than that is Obama's effect on the sharp, hard-boiled reporters of our nations media. They grin and blush and ask Obama questions that Obama can answer without taking his eyes from the teleprompter! This is amazing! These brave, level-headed men and women KNOW HOW TO ASK the tough questions Americans need to make an informed decision, and by golly, those journalists and reporters KNOW the questions that need asking! And if they ask, Obama shifts gears and reminds them that 'we can CHANGE!' The reporters KNOW to avoid asking questions that might reflect poorly on Obama's principles, his vision or his cognitive ability. We must be Perfectly Clear, hey?

Further up the list is Obama's outreach to America in words such as 'never', 'the worst' and 'the most'... He has a knack for verbal spin, each little phrase a gyroscope toddling along a thread of not-really-Marxist better-than-Marxist social justice, which Obama and Michelle will impose on us for our own good, all ten years of his presidency. Or nine, whatever, but I never need to doubt that Obama is the one to 'fix' these 'worst' problems, Obama is the one Hillary's waiting for in Denver.

Just below middle on this list of attributes and characteristics that make Obama a force to be reckoned with is his ability to spend 20 years in a racist, 'black' theology church with an obviously hateful, bitter white man pretending to be black while he shouts 'God DAMN America!' and yet Obama WAS NOT INFLUENCED even a little bit. Honest. And Obama's life-long, unreconstructed bomb-using anti-American friends? Wow, what a guy! He supports ACORN without being a nut!

Just above middle in my list of things I'm trying to support in Obama is Michelle, his wife. Golly, she is a real piece of stuff, isn't she?

“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.”
I mean, there it is, right? Michelle has figured it all out, seen that all of us are 'uninformed, uninvolved'; she saw right through 280 million American adults' hypocritical denial and phony productivity and self-reliant personal responsibility and she's going to be sure Obama DEMANDS and REQUIRES us to get with his program! Or else!

A few positions from the GREATEST THING about Obama on my list, is Obama's assurance and virtual assumption of the American presidency already! Holy mackerel, Obama is practicing positive imaging, and he uses that fake 'presidential seal' and Obama's dismissive non-pledge of allegiance and revisionist change of American protocol even BEFORE being elected, that lets him NOT place his hand on his heart and NOT recite the Pledge, because 'everyone KNOWS' Obama is a good citizen, and can change America hopefully, even when lesser creatures sneer that 'Change and Hope is NOT a plan!'

Near the top of this list is Obama's removal of the American flag, Old Glory, from the tail of his campaign airplane! Hey, that is DECISIVE, and classy! Better than Old Glory is the Big Red O, now on the tail. Let the 'Story of O' begin! Obama is bigger and MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than America, can't you SEE?

Just below the number one position on this list of Obama's good points is his refusal to waste time visiting American troops in Germany. That is just, well, words fail me when I try to find descriptions of how much this should rock America's complacency! Obama didn't want to frustrate or upset those wounded troops by telling them of his "End the War in Iraq No Matter What!" plan to withdraw troops on a timetable known to all the world. Obama knows that some of those small-minded losers who enlisted because they had no other options would probably have knee-jerk reactions against such a bold appeasement, so he decisively avoided the whole problem. Obama will continue in this strong, bold manner in his role as Commander-in-Chief-Executive.

And the number one positive attribute is Obama's ability to speak the foreign language of the Muslims, taqqiyeh, the forked-tongue language noted by Native Americans as 'politician-speak'. Other politicians speak evasively on things like national security, top secrets and critical national defense, but Obama has the demonstrated ability to lie convincingly about, well, nearly everything.

These are Obama's good points. I'm studying ways to let everyone I know hear of these. America should KNOW before making that November Decision, eh?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More Courageous Than the New York Times!

The full text of McCain's opinion piece rebutting Obama's New York Times op-ed:
In January 2007, when General David Petraeus took command in Iraq, he called the situation “hard” but not “hopeless.” Today, 18 months later, violence has fallen by up to 80% to the lowest levels in four years, and Sunni and Shiite terrorists are reeling from a string of defeats. The situation now is full of hope, but considerable hard work remains to consolidate our fragile gains.

Progress has been due primarily to an increase in the number of troops and a change in their strategy. I was an early advocate of the surge at a time when it had few supporters in Washington. Senator Barack Obama was an equally vocal opponent. "I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there,” he said on January 10, 2007. “In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

Now Senator Obama has been forced to acknowledge that “our troops have performed brilliantly in lowering the level of violence.” But he still denies that any political progress has resulted.

Perhaps he is unaware that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has recently certified that, as one news article put it, “Iraq has met all but three of 18 original benchmarks set by Congress last year to measure security, political and economic progress.” Even more heartening has been progress that’s not measured by the benchmarks. More than 90,000 Iraqis, many of them Sunnis who once fought against the government, have signed up as Sons of Iraq to fight against the terrorists. Nor do they measure Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki’s new-found willingness to crack down on Shiite extremists in Basra and Sadr City—actions that have done much to dispel suspicions of sectarianism.

The success of the surge has not changed Senator Obama’s determination to pull out all of our combat troops. All that has changed is his rationale. In a New York Times op-ed and a speech this week, he offered his “plan for Iraq” in advance of his first “fact finding” trip to that country in more than three years. It consisted of the same old proposal to pull all of our troops out within 16 months. In 2007 he wanted to withdraw because he thought the war was lost. If we had taken his advice, it would have been. Now he wants to withdraw because he thinks Iraqis no longer need our assistance.

To make this point, he mangles the evidence. He makes it sound as if Prime Minister Maliki has endorsed the Obama timetable, when all he has said is that he would like a plan for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops at some unspecified point in the future.

Senator Obama is also misleading on the Iraqi military's readiness. The Iraqi Army will be equipped and trained by the middle of next year, but this does not, as Senator Obama suggests, mean that they will then be ready to secure their country without a good deal of help. The Iraqi Air Force, for one, still lags behind, and no modern army can operate without air cover. The Iraqis are also still learning how to conduct planning, logistics, command and control, communications, and other complicated functions needed to support frontline troops.

No one favors a permanent U.S. presence, as Senator Obama charges. A partial withdrawal has already occurred with the departure of five “surge” brigades, and more withdrawals can take place as the security situation improves. As we draw down in Iraq, we can beef up our presence on other battlefields, such as Afghanistan, without fear of leaving a failed state behind. I have said that I expect to welcome home most of our troops from Iraq by the end of my first term in office, in 2013.

But I have also said that any draw-downs must be based on a realistic assessment of conditions on the ground, not on an artificial timetable crafted for domestic political reasons. This is the crux of my disagreement with Senator Obama.

Senator Obama has said that he would consult our commanders on the ground and Iraqi leaders, but he did no such thing before releasing his “plan for Iraq.” Perhaps that’s because he doesn’t want to hear what they have to say. During the course of eight visits to Iraq, I have heard many times from our troops what Major General Jeffrey Hammond, commander of coalition forces in Baghdad, recently said: that leaving based on a timetable would be “very dangerous.”

The danger is that extremists supported by Al Qaeda and Iran could stage a comeback, as they have in the past when we’ve had too few troops in Iraq. Senator Obama seems to have learned nothing from recent history. I find it ironic that he is emulating the worst mistake of the Bush administration by waving the “Mission Accomplished” banner prematurely.

I am also dismayed that he never talks about winning the war—only of ending it. But if we don’t win the war, our enemies will. A triumph for the terrorists would be a disaster for us. That is something I will not allow to happen as president. Instead I will continue implementing a proven counterinsurgency strategy not only in Iraq but also in Afghanistan with the goal of creating stable, secure, self-sustaining democratic allies.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hussein, Can You See?

Hussein, Can You See?

Hussein, can you see, to the media's delight
o'er the rambling bad talk
they're so callously skimming?

Missing swipes and light scars,
pitching softly-sweet lobs
Seeing nothing but good
in your um, ah, ad libbing?

And deep pockets drained bare
Jesse cutting your pair
Give proof through the fog
that you're simply NOT THERE!

Oy vey! Does your star-strangled
rhetoric yet stave
off the criticisms of the right
and the moans of the brave?

Frances De Tolkien Mule - circa 1951
Apologies to Francis Scott Key

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

If Obama Were Messiah

If Obama Were Messiah?

If you were a Messiah, Obama, you could lead with your words, your deeds and your actions.

You, Obama, would have an example promised to humankind in the Holy Bible, in the person of One, like unto the Son of Man. His coming May 22, 1844 was marked by the advent of the electronic age, yes, but the telegraph was yet too young to carry word of His glorious, meteor-like rise, His self-abnegation, His purity, His teachings and even too young to carry word of His mock trial and His execution before a hostile crowd of 10,000 on this date, July 9th, in the year 1850.

You, Obama, could show Americans the purity of heart, chaste virtue of character and complete humility that marked Him in His ministry, couldn't you?

And you, Obama, by the dynamic force of example, could release into the world a healing force so powerful, so unifying and so transforming that you, too, would calmly await being shot to death by 750 Armenian Christian riflemen, as He did, wouldn't you?

Because you, Obama, godlike in your wisdom, would recognize the transient, fleeting nature of this world and its riches, the cheap and worthless reality of worldly power and human vanity, and you could demonstrate publicly your disdain for these things, couldn't you?

Because if you were to do these actions, if you were to offer up your life for all humankind, then you, too, could withstand the first volley of 750 musket rounds at pointblank range, and have the rifle rounds cut the ropes restraining you, as the rifles did July 9th, 1850, wouldn't you?

And then, when the Muslim government called in a Muslim rifle regiment to do the dirty work that the Christian Armenian regiment had prayed fervently to be relieved of doing, God might answer YOUR prayers too, and when the guards came to your cell once again to bring you out before the gaze of 10,000 jeering onlookers, now grown silent from the miraculous nature of your first 'execution', why YOU would willingly let the Muslims hang you up to be shot to death yet another time...

As He was, there in Tabriz, Iran, July 9th, 1850.

And maybe your remains would have armed guards placed over them, to keep YOUR followers from retrieving them, at great personal risk, before dawn on the third day after your martyrdom, Obama...

But would YOUR mortal remains be taken to their final resting place and interred on God's holy mountain, Mount Carmel, in Haifa in the Holy Land?

Would YOU, Barack Obama, have the courage to even carry His message to Americans thirsty for the water of truth and hungry for REAL sustenance?

Would YOU, Barack Obama, have the personal integrity and authenticity to die for YOUR beliefs, as
The Bab did, July 9th 1850?

Grum P. Murrican

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Freedom Under Fire!

An excellent post on American freedoms, what they are and what we're protecting them against:

Freedom to THINK!

(cross-posted at

Friday, July 04, 2008

Obama, Remember Their Efforts!

The South was attacking from the north, and the North was defending from the South, and the battle was in its third day when General Lee ordered Longstreet to send General Pettigrew's, General Trimble's and General Pickett's brigades into the Union center.
Approximately 12,500 men in nine infantry brigades advanced over open fields for three quarters of a mile under heavy Union artillery and rifle fire. Although some Confederates were able to breach the low stone wall that shielded many of the Union defenders, they could not maintain their hold and were repulsed with over 50% casualties, a decisive defeat that ended the three-day battle and Lee's campaign into Pennsylvania.[1] When asked, years afterward, why his charge at Gettysburg failed, General Pickett said: "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it

You DO recall reading of this, don't you Mr Obama? 12,500 men waiting out their own artillery barrage against the Union lines, then bravely marching out over the more than a mile of flat land leading up to the Union's lines... These were Americans -Confederate Americans, granted- who were fighting with all they could bring to bear, in order to win the right to have THEIR States be left alone to carry on enslaving other humans, mostly blacks, for commercial and racist purposes.

Before the nine brigades neared the Union lines, more than 20 Union batteries -unharmed by the Rebel barrage- opened fire at 400 yards range, with explosive shot and shell, ripping holes in the lines of advancing white men. At about 300 meters, the left of the line was getting hit with canister, cannon shot that sent out a 1-meter cloud of lead marbles, Obama, so that when that fast-moving cloud hit the Rebels, 3 or 4 men disappeared completely in a blast of bloody mist, and several more were injured.

Over 1,600 artillery shells were fired into the Confederate brigades that day, this day, years ago... the left of the line never got much closer to victory than several hundred meters (the strong fence at the Emmitsburg road) but the center of the line made it to The Angle (in the Union's defensive position) and there engaged the Union in ferocious, hand-to-hand, bayonet-in-the-gut, muzzle in the face fighting...

Until it became apparent to the Rebels that the Boys in Blue HAD been reinforced (8th Ohio and 72 Pennsylvania) and apparent that the Rebels had lost half their number AND there would be NO reinforcements coming...

Why is this important, you ask? Well, Mr Obama, those fierce, determined, brave and courageous white men REALLY WANTED TO WIN, for "States' Rights" and for slavery and for their own regimental colors and for honor...

But the Union ALSO wanted to win, and despite losses and despite the courage of the men attacking, the white men DEFENDING the Union WON the field, and history later marked July 3, 1863 as the high-water mark of the Confederacy.

The Union HAD to defeat the Confederacy in order to restore the Union, and the Confederacy had only to NOT LOSE in order to win, but the forces fighting for the principles of unity, harmony and the oneness of humankind WON the day. Slavery in America was defeated, although some Arabs around the world would continue it legally until the late 20th century and illicitly to this day.

That war, Mr Obama, was a defining moment in America's life. The grand American experiment stumbled through the horror and pain of fighting itself, 3 million 5 hundred thousand uniformed combatants, and 600,000 deaths, Obama.

Like many Americans before them, they died for YOUR freedom. Honor them, and honor America in your efforts to lead America now, in THIS time of war.

Cross-posted at I Call BS!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Sing a New Song, Mr Obama!

Dear Hussein Obama,
In America, the one nation in the world welded into unity by its bloody march through the hell-fire of the American Civil War, there is widespread knowledge of and respect for America's unity in diversity. Its a wonder, a miracle, an oddity that catches attention in all other nations: no matter WHO you are, no matter WHAT race you are, when you walk down off the airplane or ship or bus that brought you to America, YOU ARE American... unless and until YOU declare yourself otherwise, right Mr Obama?

So HOW can it be of benefit to anyone, black or white or brown or green, to sing a 'Black National Anthem' after agreeing to use the time and microphone and audience to sing "The National Anthem"?

Do YOU, Mr Obama, encourage or allow or tacitly agree with this? How can it possibly help anyone, black OR white?

What next, Mr Obama? Singing the Vietnamese-American's "National" anthem? How about the Moldavian Midgets' Metropolitan Anthem? You want to stand not-saluting the American flag while someone sings the Internationale Communist Workers' song?

Because once we pretend that its somehow all right to lift up this race or that race above AMERICA, we're all singing the "Let's Spit on the Sacrifices of Our Forebears" Blues, aren't we, Mr Obama?

And THAT SONG is in the key of dis-harmony, a slow dirge of pain and degradation!

Cross-Posted at I Call BS!

Obama, We Hope for Change!

Dear Hussein Obama,
As you know from your studies of America and American history, the Democratic Party and American Democrats during the Civil War were calling for 'peace at any price', and were acting generally discourteously and often treasonously.

The American Civil War may have begun over 'States' Rights' (a state's right to continue ENSLAVING humans, mostly black humans), but it developed into a war ON slavery, institutional, theoretical and practical. Democrats demanding 'peace' at any price were pressing for debasement, defeat and continued slavery.

You are in a position today to take a principled stand FOR freedom, FOR responsible enlightenment and FOR personal rights here in America and for men and women enslaved by religious zealots in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

You can lead great numbers of American Democrats to support continued victories and continued positive developments in Iraq. You can build on the sacrifices and achievements that have come from America's efforts in the Middle East.

You can lead Democrats to change from self-victimizing, negative racists to America-loving, freedom-supporting rationalists, intent on securing for others the freedoms which we in America enjoy daily.

Surely THIS would be worthy of you, and worthy of the Americans who hope for such change? Don't repeat the scurrilous, treasonous efforts of Democrats in that earlier conflict... help Americans change to courageous, socialism-rejecting and cooperative individuals, confident in our ability to meet the challenges facing us, with strength, wisdom and courtesy.

You can change, hopefully, Mr Obama.