Sunday, April 26, 2009


The internet is all a-zap with reports on the severity of the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, and its emerging hot-spots at points northerly. One of the oft-expressed concerns is that the outbreak went into full flare just days after the return of President Obama from this most recent leg of his Le Ruego Me Disculpe Tour -- especially because Felipe Solis, a noted archaeologist, greeted Mr. Obama at the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, and then promptly died of swine flu the next day.

Now, I have made my rapidly increasing disdain for President Obambam/Obumsfeld/Obarometer-of-Doom pretty clear (look deep into the Well) but in response to the possible danger to his health from swine flu, I have but this to say: if you're a prayin' soul, pray now, pray hard, PRAY for the continued health, well-being, and security of the sitting Commander-in-Chief.

That's because, if there are two words in the English language more frightening than "HOPE" and "CHANGE" they are:


Am I right? Hit your knees, America. We CAN get through this crisis.

Today's thinky -- Sound familiar?


1) the beaver (bites off his own testicles to ward off the hunter)

2) the turtle
(pulls his head inside his shell when threatened)

3) the pig
(when bored, engages in "vacuum chewing" of nothing whatsoever)

4) the implosion of two centuries of American culture and institutions

When you turn on CNN and see that the President of the United States has exhibited behaviors 1, 2, and 3, you know that you are mere seconds away from the consummation of #4.


Or maybe not, according to Rosslyn Smith at American Thinker. So glad I read this.

But we can't lose sight of this: Michael Scheuer, one-time team captain of the CIA hunters of UBL (Bin Laden), writes of The Exalted Obamaramah's "breathtaking display of self-righteousness and intellectual arrogance" as our President spills the beans on the limits of interrogation methods, to satisfy his "desire to install his personal 'moral compass' as the core of U.S. foreign and defense policy."

Let the congregation say, "Amen".

In sooth, I have often been struck by Mr. Scheuer's own breathtaking self-righteousness and arrogance, and I don't buy all his hootings and tootings as wrapped up in his (temporarily) anonymous treatise, Imperial Hubris. Nor do I agree with his jabs at the former Prez in paragraphs 2 and 3 of the above-linked article.

But his every poignard aimed at Obama's hubris and insouciant, if not criminal, negligence in matters of national security is a bullseye. Scheuer is not a clever or entertaining writer like
Mark Steyn, who makes you howl with laughter as his stiletto plunges home. But on this subject, Scheuer is passionate, and reaches a level of fury which, if contagious, is a genuine public service.

As always, hat-tip to the fabulous Gateway Pundit. Read everything.

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