Thursday, June 25, 2009

et ceteras

A sampling of the thoughts running through my head:

Have you noticed that every time Barack Obama announces one of his plans to “do something” about an issue by increasing the power of government, he prefaces the announcement by declaring the issue a “crisis” that must be dealt with “immediately” or else we may “never recover” from it?

Have you noticed that Obama seems to label every domestic issue a “crisis,” while never identifying a foreign policy issue as one.

Last year’s unprecedented drop in gas prices, from roughly $4-per-gallon to less than $1.70-per-gallon, began right after George W. Bush announced an end to the executive ban on offshore oil drilling. This year’s unprecedented increase in gas prices, which has included the never-before-seen spectacle of them going up every day for 55 consecutive days, began right after Obama announced that he was reinstating the ban. Have you noticed that nobody in the MSM has bothered to mention this?

North Korea has always been up to no good, but it comported itself rather quietly while “cowboy” Bush was in office. Now, in the very brief time since “Kumbaya” Obama was sworn in, it has swiftly upped the ante by acknowledging that it is building nuclear weapons; telling the world it will not hesitate to use them against other nations; and specifically saying the U.S. is one of those nations. According to Japanese intelligence, North Korea is planning to launch a missile (presumably an unloaded one, to test its range) directly at Hawaii on the 4th of July. Coincidence?

Don’t you think Bush was right when he said North Korea is part of an “axis of evil?”

Considering the Iranian regime’s recent bludgeoning and setting afire of its citizens, don’t you think Bush was right when he said Iran is part of an “axis of evil?”

If modern Democrats want history to record them as anything other than weaklings with no common sense, they better look back at the clear-headed thinking of a prominent Democrat from the 1930’s. Not FDR, but Will Rogers. That great Cherokee comic from Okahoma said “if you want to know when a war might be coming, you just watch the United States and see when it starts cutting down on its defenses” -- and “diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock” -- and “the United States has never lost a war or won a conference.”

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