The War On Fox News…Obama a coward?

It has been said that you never want to wage war on someone that buys ink by the barrel. What could be even more stupid is to wage war on someone that doesn’t need ink. Who has more followers than any other news network. A network that has exposed ACORN for what it really is, who has gotten rid of one Czar that Obama appointed AND who has been running the heck out of a clip on even another Obama appointee that claims one the biggest mass murderers of all time is her hero and that would be Mao. No Mao isn’t the appointee but if he lived near Chicago and was still alive I’m sure he would be.

But he’s using Anita Dunn as the white house communications director to declare war on Fox. She’s a temporary appointee so if her attack falls short they won’t have to claim she got sacked, she was temporary. So she attacks Fox and then Fox runs clips of her saying how much she admired Mao. Priceless and you can’t buy crap like that.

So the primary attacker has exposed herself as another socialist/communist. How much of this stupidity will stick to The Obama? Well some of you dumbasses will never admit to having voted for a socialist OR some of you dumbasses will start thinking socialism isn’t so bad.

You I won’t argue with because you’re just stupid and you can’t argue with stupid. Stupid bring you to their level and once there stupid will win on experience.

So for you dumbasses please go back to the genuine Obama Network known as MSNBC. You know, where they couldn’t bring themselves to run any genuine news.

Voting Off Hot Babes

AshelyTrainerLovely young lady isn’t she? Ashley Trainer is a joy to look at and appeared to be a nice person when I watched her on Survivor Samoa. I don’t get to watch her any longer because dumbass shits voted her off the Island last night. Granted she was not able to swallow something disgusting, which of course excludes her from being a perfect babe, but please sister, she’s still hot.

Ashley is not the first hot babe to get the axe. Do you recall a lovely named Sarah Jones? Sarah was on Survivor several seasons ago and sported a lovely rack, most likely courtesy of someone who doesn’t get to enjoy them any longer, unless they want to google her name as she did appear in Playboy.

Hot babes make Survivor the success it is. Sure it’s fun to watch teams compete in some interesting physical challenges but hot babes with blurred out parts make it much more fun. Do they blur out those parts in the DVD’s they put out after the season is over? I need to find out. Investigations are fun.

There is value to watching dirty hot babes wandering around homeless on TV. One value is that you don’t have to smell them.

archeryLast weekend was the Brittney Ride here in the Rogue Valley. My wife and I thought about going to it but when we got ready to leave at 9am it was still just 29 on the back porch and as far as I’m concerned that isn’t even close to being motorcycle weather. Instead we goofed off for awhile and then about noon when it warmed up we jumped on the bike and met up with some friends at the finish line. They appeared thawed out but I suspect that they’re done for the season with motorcycles. I guess I’ll be an afternoon rider for awhile longer.

We’re probably going to attend a geocaching event called Come On Up To Butte Falls as it’s being held in our back yard. Maybe this will get us back into geocaching this fall but I’m not so certain. The new trend of putting out “nearly impossible to find” caches has worn me out. It’s just a couple of users who like to hide that crap but they hide a lot of them so they do spoil an area. If they dare to hide some up here in the Butte Falls area I promise I’ll plunder the shit out of them. This area has been filled with caches that are designed to be found and I don’t need flatlanders screwing it up. My backyard, my rules 🙂

Oh Look! It must be a Doctor!

ObamawhitecoatsSo did you all see Obama’s latest photo op this week? No he wasn’t sending Air Force 1 through the city streets scaring the hell out of the locals. He was posing with a group of 150 doctors that just love the hell out of his health care plan. You can tell they are doctors because they have white lab coats. Word from the White House is that he asked them to bring their white lab coats but you know doctors, they don’t follow instructions well so the ones that did not bring white lab coats where given them. Pretty cool that the White House has lots and lots of white lab coats laying around isn’t it?

Others have said that many of the white coats wearing doctors where actually, gasp, not doctors. I have no way of knowing myself who the hell they are but I put nothing past this administration. The man who can write books praising his boyhood heros, marists and terrorists all, and then denying he ever associates with marxists and terrorists AND gets believed by many of you dumbshits very easily could pass out white coats to campaign workers.

But whoever these people are they are Obama’s latest props as he pushes his socialist agenda on Americans. Remember he doesn’t need the support of people without health care insurance, he needs the support of people who do have health care. And don’t forget this reform will still leave 25 million people without insurance coverage.

You note that I didn’t say they don’t have HEALTH CARE? They don’t have health care INSURANCE. Everyone here in the United States has health care. The issue is over who is paying for it AND how much their paying for it.

Write your elected officials today. Don’t let your congressmen and senators ram shit down our throat that won’t work and will only destroy our economy. The link is still over there on the right of this page.

Here they are handing out white lab coats, interesting no?

Mae-WestMae West(1893-1980) was one of Hollywood’s first screen bombshells and was known for her bawdy double-entendres and other quips. She came to mind when I read of President Obama’s recent fail in Copenhagen. Many commentators have wondered why he put the prestige of the presidency at stake when, the outcome of Chicago’s Olympic bid was always in doubt; second, the selection of an Olympic venue does not rise to the level of concern of the personal attention of the most powerful office in the world; and third, support even in Chicago for the games was dropping like a rock for the weeks leading up to the vote by the IOC.

Mae West can help answer the question. But first, let’s take a look at the prestige risk. The Times’ (UK) writer Tim Reid says that “Obama’s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency.”

There has been a growing narrative taking hold about Barack Obama’s presidency in recent weeks: that he is loved by many, but feared by none; that he is full of lofty vision, but is actually achieving nothing with his grandiloquence.

Chicago’s dismal showing yesterday, after Mr Obama’s personal, impassioned last-minute pitch, is a stunning humiliation for this President. It cannot be emphasised enough how this will feed the perception that on the world stage he looks good — but carries no heft.

Then we come to “President Perks” by Edward Bernard Glick.

Have you ever wondered why our Barack Obama, not noted for devotion to hard work in his previous jobs as a law associate, community organizer, state senator, and U.S. senator, raced around America, risking life, limb, and laryngitis, crying “change we can believe in,” and begging the voters to send him to the White House as the President of the United States? …

Mr. Obama ran for the highest office in the land because of the perks that go with it: Air Force One, Camp David, rent-free living quarters, chefs, chauffeurs, valets, bodyguards, and countless modern-day equivalents of Greek slaves and Turkish janissaries.

This seems rather overstated to me and also off target. What seems to be motivating Mr. Obama’s performance as chief executive is not the perks of the office (although I don’t think they play a small part). I think what we are witnessing is a combination of two factors:

A Mae West personality coupled with,
The return of the Peter Principle
We have here a Mae West presidency, which I illustrate with two quotes of the platinum blondeshell:

1. It’s better to be looked over than overlooked.

2. There’s no such thing as bad publicity.

When even the Washington Post’s Michael Gerson observes of Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly, “I can recall no other major American speech in which the narcissism of a leader has been quite so pronounced,” then the volume of similar observations, which began well before the election, cannot be discounted.

So why did Obama go to Copenhagen? It was not really to see Chicago through. Like everything else in his life, Chicago was simply a tool to serve a purpose and selection of the city as 2016’s venue was not actually important to that purpose.

The purpose of the trip was simply to splash Obama’s photo on the front pages of the world’s newspapers, to provide video of him basking in the personal adulation of the European crowd, an adulation that remains very real there even while Obama’s popularity slides at home.

This is a man who simply craves attention, who thrives on it, who consumes it as nourishment. That’s the first Mae West-ism at work, to get looked over, not overlooked. Writes Jay Cost,

… What should have been a story about Chicago – or better yet, Rio (good for you, Rio!) – is now a story about…Obama. Of course. Because just about everything in the public sphere must, must become a story about Obama. Because Obama injects himself and his campaign appartus/mindset/worldview into everything. And so, in this case, what would otherwise have been a “mere” rejection of Chicago and Mayor Daley has now become a rejection of the entire country. Why? Because of his decision to perpetuate the permanent campaign while holding the power of the executive.

That the publicity Obama is garnering from Copenhagen is already unfavorable matters little to him. The reason is Mae Westism number two: “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Tim Reid observes,

Mr Obama was greeted — as usual — like a rock star by the IOC delegates in Copenhagen — then humiliated by them. Perception is reality. A narrow defeat for Chicago would have been acceptable — but the sheer scale of the defeat was a bombshell, and is a major blow for Mr Obama at a time when questions are being asked about his style of governance.

It may seem from across the Big Pond that we colonials are raising questions about Obama’s style of governance, but we’re not. We figured that out long ago. And the Denmark trip is a shining example.

First, it was decidedly an unserious attempt by the president to promote Chicago. Ron Flatter wrote on RCP that Obama basically parachuted into Denmark, gave a speech and left, unlike Tony Blair, who campaigned for London’s selection for the ’12 games by schmoozing with the delegates for three days nonstop.

Instead of dedicating three days and nights working the IOC members, as we hear Tony Blair did for London in its successful bid for 2012, President Obama figured all he had to do was show up for a few minutes here at Bella Center after an all-night flight on Air Force One.

But Blair really did want London to get the games. Before Air Force One had arrived back in the US, Obama had already moved on.

Second, the trip illustrates perfectly why the president is a premier example of the Peter Principle.

“The Peter Principle is the principle that “In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence.” It was formulated by Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull in their 1969 book The Peter Principle, a humorous treatise which also introduced the “salutary science of Hierarchiology”, “inadvertently founded” by Peter. …

The Peter Principle is a special case of a ubiquitous observation: anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails.

By the historical standards of the office, Barack Obama is certainly at a level far above his level of incompetency. A reader emailed Glenn Reynolds,

Just can’t get my head around this. So many foolish things about it, and here’s one more: Obama did this on a Friday, ensuring that the Sunday news talk shows discuss nothing else. The only world in which this makes a lick of sense is if he’s trying to distract from the horrible unemployment, the deteriorating Afghanistan situation, a Nuclear Iran, the Public Option failure…

To which Glenn observed, “Well, when your great PR coup is to change which of your failures is the subject of conversation, it’s not a great sign.”

Even the New York Times (!) is on it:

Losing out on the Olympics, of course, is not the sort of war-and-peace issue that defines a presidency, and the embarrassment will presumably fade in a news cycle or two. But it provides fodder for critics who are already using it as a metaphor for a president who, in their view, focuses on the wrong priorities and overestimates his capacity to persuade the world to follow his lead.

But that is what Peter Principle people do! At one’s level of incompetence, the manager or leader occupies his time with tasks below the level necessary for the office and hopes that staffs can pull success’s rabbit out of the hat. (This helps explains why Obama has so many czars.) Couple that with Obama’s inherent inability to measure success by any standard other than getting personal attention from as broad a swath as possible, and you see that the Oval office is occupied by a weak, ineffectual leader unable to perform at the level required. (But by no means has he achieved the level of almost-malfeasant incompetency of either Franklin Pierce or James Buchanan, the one-two punch from 1853-1861 that made the Civil War unstoppable.)

After John F. Kennedy was elected, President Dwight D. Eisenhower spent many hours with him. One of the key lessons was this: “All the decisions you will make,” said Eisenhower, “will be hard decisions.” Dwight went on to explain that the easy things will be tended to by cabinet secretaries and others of the administration with executive authority. But the tough ones will always be kicked to higher levels to be decided. At every level, the decisions become more and more difficult until, at last, the presidential inbox is filled with nothing but the most difficult items.

Fortunately for Kennedy and the country, he already had experience facing very difficult decisions and for the most part was prepared for the inbox. Yet he was not so proud that he never asked his predecessor for advice. The photo at left won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize. It shows JFK and DDE walking at Camp David during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy had asked Eisenhower to come there to give advice. It’s worth noting that Eisenhower was a Republican but it didn’t matter to Kennedy.

It is impossible to imagine President Obama inviting any former president to Camp David to help him steer a better course. Don’t waste a second imagining either Bush could ever be invited. As Bill Clinton has said, he hardly ever gets even a phone call from Obama. Carter? You can imagine it, but ain’t. gonna. happen.

As others have exhaustively pointed out, there is nothing at all in Obama’s resume that shows he ever made highly difficult decisions that depended, at the end, on his own personal reservoir of wisdom and experience. So he does not tackle the inbox because its contents are above his competence. He tends instead to lesser matters that match his lower level of competence and gratifyingly feed the ego. And so he flies to Copenhagen to deliver a speech of no significance on a matter of no consequence. Why? Because he can do that – simply standing in front of a crowd reading eloquently from a teleprompter he can handle quite well.

And it gets him front and center in the international media. It’s a twofer.

We have a long three years ahead. As The New Republic’s James Kirchick wrote in the NY Post, “We need a leader, not a prom king.”

Update: Rick Moran:

The president’s failure in Copenhagen must be viewed in light of what else he might have been doing to address the growing unease with his presidency — his lack of apparent leadership where campaigning has become a substitute for making decisions, for instance. If the essence of leadership is the ability to decide the tough questions, the president is failing in that regard. His own party is wondering how strongly he supports the public option in health insurance reform. His commanding general in Afghanistan is wondering why he can’t get a straight answer on his request for thousands of more troops to stave off disaster.

And the American people are wondering when the president is going to address the growing unemployment figures and lack of economic activity that have everyone worried.

And further evidence of the president’s limelight love is offered by Charles Krauthammer.

On September 24, Obama ostentatiously presided over the Security Council. With 14 heads of state (or government) at the table, with an American president in the chair for the first time ever, with every news camera in the world trained on the meeting, it would garner unprecedented worldwide attention.

But Obama did not mention Iran’s just-confessed, secret nuclear-enrichment plant near Qom at the NSC meeting. Why? Charles cites the New York Times, which said that White House officials told them they “did not want to “dilute” his disarmament resolution “by diverting to Iran.”

Diversion? It’s the most serious security issue in the world. A diversion from what? From a worthless U.N. disarmament resolution?

Yes. And from Obama’s star turn as planetary visionary: “The administration told the French,” reports the Wall Street Journal, “that it didn’t want to ‘spoil the image of success’ for Mr. Obama’s debut at the U.N.”

Dana Milbank of The Washington Post wonders,

Why isn’t the president more decisive and forceful? On many of the most pressing issues — the public option in health reform, troop levels in Afghanistan, sanctions against Iran — the administration has hewed to hemming and hawing.

The area in which Obama has been most forceful recently has been, of all things, his effort to win the Olympics for his home city of Chicago, which caused him to fly off Thursday evening on a quick lobbying trip to Copenhagen. The first lady announced that the Olympics campaign was a “take no prisoners” mission.

On Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House on Thursday, environmental activists were demanding to know why Obama wouldn’t, as they put it, “show the same foresight and commitment to our climate that he’s showing to Chicago with this emergency trip to Copenhagen for the 2016 Olympics.”

Why not? Because it’s too hard.

BMX n Stuff

LucyBMX2This little racer on the left is my granddaughter Lucy who is 4 years old and preparing to race her first bmx race this coming sunday. Three weeks ago she had training wheels on her little learner bike and when she was able to ride without the training wheels of course we got her a race bike. Yesterday was the first time she could do a complete lap at the BMX track in Medford so it’s time to race.

I don’t think we’ll be bringing home any trophies of course unless they have one for cute.

Her big brother Kaleb also raced his first race last night, Wednesday. He also has a new race bike and as a novice he had to race against the same age group but against one experienced Novice and 4 Intermediates. In the last moto he was in qualifying position when he slipped his pedal and got passed at the finish line. It happens and while I’m sure he was disappointed you couldn’t tell from the huge smile on his face. He has joined the ranks of racer and for the rest of his life he will always be a racer even if he were to never race again. His daddy was a national champion racer in bmx, mountain bikes and road bikes. His grandma won races on a mountain bike and while I myself never won anything on a bicycle I won a few races on motorcycles and go-karts. I am proud to say the legacy continues.

In regards to politics I shall return to my rants eventually. Right now the stupidity that exists in the White House has me a bit overwhelmed. Today it was about family. Hope you enjoy yours.

poster77142205I had planned to do a little motorcycle ride this afternoon but right now the smoke from all those fires is pretty thick so I’ll stay indoors instead. I am not a fan of smoke. In fact I never even liked camp fires because of the smoke. As far as cigarette smokers go they can just go away. I don’t even like smelling their clothes. I wonder if the smokers are enjoying the forest fires? Maybe they can save a few bucks on their nasty habit by sticking their heads out the window?

Yesterday afternoon the smoke wasn’t nearly as bad so I went up to Butte Falls and watched the BF Loggers kick the crap out of the Powers Cruisers. It was a pretty lopsided game at 60-6. In fact the Loggers had a shutout going until the very last play of the game. One of the football players, Harley, said “I hope they don’t score on the last play of the game” just as the Cruisers were putting the ball into play. A couple of missed tackles later and the Cruisers were in the end zone. Talk about jinxing yourself huh?

There are rumors of a Geocaching Event being held in the town of Butte Falls next month. I haven’t done any caching for a few months now and this could be a great way to get me started up again, especially since it’s around the time of the year where there isn’t much else to do. The event isn’t placed yet so who knows if it will come off or not. I’ll find out when it’s listed, if it’s listed. I think they were talking about putting it in the Totem Pole. No, they have a new name now, it’s Sugarpine something or other. I dunno. Names shouldn’t be changed unless you’re running from the law.

Well I have been listening to screams ever since I started writing this. My mother in law lives on our property just across the driveway from us in a nice manufactured home. She has some pretty painful conditions going on and there isn’t a heck of a lot we can do for her. Besides a painful spine she has shingles and coping with it is pretty rough. I used to run over there each time I heard her but there’s nothing I can do, she just wants to scream to offset the pain I guess. Shitty deal. Well I’m going to regret this but I’m off to go check on her.