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Winfrey told the BBC that President Barack Obama is receiving an unusually high amount of “disrespect” due to his skin color.
There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.
Maybe Murdoc’s just a dumb ol’ whiteboy, but he thinks every time someone talks about Obama’s race being why everyone doesn’t love him, the hope for true racial equality in America gets set back about five years.
If there’s one favor Russia and China have done for us all lately, it’s been to reduce the United Nations to glaring irrelevance in the Syria conflict. Due to these two, there has been no Security Council resolution proposing to deal with Syria, and it looks like there won’t be. Repeated emergency meetings and draft resolutions have all arrived at a big nothing.
Personally, Murdoc does not agree with the calls to disband the UN or to get the US out of the UN. The UN has a purpose: it’s a sort of club house for ambassadors and such.
We just need to remember that it’s more like the Delta Sky Club at an airport where businessmen get together for free drinks and chat than it is like an office where work gets done.
It’s the inverse of the federal budget world these days, in which automatic spending cuts are leaving sought-after pet programs struggling or unpaid altogether. Republicans and Democrats for years have fought so bitterly that lawmaking in Washington ground to a near-halt.
Yet in the case of the Abrams tank, there’s a bipartisan push to spend an extra $436 million on a weapon the experts explicitly say is not needed.
“If we had our choice, we would use that money in a different way,” Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army’s chief of staff, told The Associated Press this past week.
$7.5 million for each upgraded M1A2SEPv2. Murdoc’s usually in favor of more better equipment, but pumping dollars into the good old military industrial complex while simultaneously cutting budgets to the point where the Army is planning to cut 8 brigades is a bit much.
Well, it’s clear that a lot of people in the US think very differently than Murdoc does about what government is for and how much control people should allow it have over them.
Even so, Murdoc would rather live in America than anywhere else and he’s pretty sure so would all of the others who voted for someone other than Obama. Regardless of how they feel or what they’re saying this morning.
Murdoc would suggest that this is a loud signal that Conservatives need to change their plan. But he’s been suggesting that for years and it doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere.
Murdoc’s seeing and hearing lots of comments about how this is the last couple of days we’ll be subjected to so many political commercials.
That’s not really the case. It’s just that we normally call it the “evening news.”
Lockheed: No Sequestration Layoff Notices This Year
Violating the law in order to not issue layoff notices before the election at the request of the White House.
McCain promises to block WARN Act payments
McCain says he’ll block the payments the White House has promised defense companies warning companies they have a choice whether to follow OMB’s guidance or follow the law.
This is the same Khadr who pled guilty at a military commission trial in 2010 to killing one of those 2,000 troops, Army Sergeant First Class Christopher J. Speer.
Though outrageous, sending Mr. Khadr back to Canada is consistent with the fantasy-inspired worldview on radical Islam so prevalent in the Obama administration. This mindset results in things like U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice blaming the coordinated, well-armed Sept. 11 attacks on our diplomatic posts in the Middle East on an obscure, amateur video posted on YouTube.
Despite the fact that U.S. intelligence authorities believe almost one-third of the 600 detainees released from Guantanamo are confirmed or suspected of having returned to terrorism, Mr. Obama just named 55 more who are approved for departure.
It’s almost like they’re not serious about all this.
Instapundit seems to be keeping up with stories about the media outlets working collaboratively to turn the story of attacks on US consulates and embassies, the tearing down of flags, and the death of the US ambassador to Libya into a reason why Mitt Romney wouldn’t make a good president.
A bunch of links here, with this:
Reader Leslie Eastman writes: “The fact the elite media was more upset about Romney’s critique of the White House than our dead ambassador says all there needs to be said about our press.”
Raise your hand if you’re shocked by this.
FWIW, the more Murdoc learn about the film that supposedly sparked the riots, the more Murdoc wonders how such a small (and apparently shoddy) work would have registered on anyone’s radar and set off such a storm halfway around the world.
The U.S. ambassador to Libya died as Libya militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
The death of Christopher Stevens, 52, on Tuesday came as two American State Department employees were also killed in Benghazi as an 20 gun-wielding attackers stormed the U.S. consulate, angry about an American made film that depicts Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and womanizer.
This reminds Murdoc about all the deadly attacks when things like ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ and ‘Piss Jesus’ are made.
There were about 20 attackers with small arms who stormed the consulate. There was a firefight with Libyan security officers guarding the consulate, according to the U.S. official. One of the buildings was completely destroyed by fire set by the militants.
The group that attacked the consulate is called Ansar al Sharia, according to Libyan sources. The group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but did not mention the movie as motivation. The group is close to al Qaeda ideology and exists in east Libya.
Protesters in Cairo, Egypt, also mobbed, tearing down the US flag at the embassy.
No doubt we’re going to be hearing all about how insensitive Americans caused this.