Okay folks, this is another big one, and there will definitely be a second edition this week. In fact, the draft is already half the size of my normal columns.
Have y’all seen the pics of Tiger’s new girlfriend? Yep, she’s a blonde. Is he gonna turn into another OJ? We thought he was a nice guy until…
So Barack gave a speech on Monday. Did it inspire confidence? Nope. Was it about what I expected? Yep. His reasoning for getting involved in Libya was not explained as well as he probably thinks it was. I agreed with some of it (the “right” and “American” thing to do according to our post WW2 norms), but not all of it (for humanitarian purposes only), and the same reasoning could be used to justify involvement in Iran, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, etc. He never really defined our goals, saying that the ouster of Gaddhafi would be through political efforts, not military efforts, which doesn’t square with giving air support to the rebel forces that are on the move toward Tripoli. He used, okay overused, the personal pronoun “I” throughout, saying that HE took actions, etc. If this same speech had been given by George W. Bush, the media would be savaging it.
This week, we observed Medal of Honor Day. Okay, not many of y’all knew about it, but it is an official remembrance. A disproportionately high number of awardees of The Medal have been Navy Corpsmen and Army Medics, and most of them were awarded The Medal posthumously. Here is another example of one of our finest, whose bravery was a shining example, yet he refused to carry a weapon. Oh, and it is one of The Crawfish’s pet peeves to hear or see someone refer to it as the CONGRESSIONAL Medal of Honor. It is the Medal of Honor, and it is presented “on behalf of Congress”.
Upchuck Schumer was caught trying to coach other Dim-ocrats into blaming the Tea Party for the looming government shutdown, saying that the Tea Party’s position of wanting budget cuts that amount to less than 4% of the deficit (not 4% of the overall budget) is “extreme”, which he states is the language the “caucus instructed me to use.” With a deficit of $1.6 TRILLION, the left wingnuts are claiming that any cut of over $20 BILLION is “extreme”, and the many of the cuts that they would consider are false savings through accounting and wording tricks. The Dims are purposely working for a shutdown, which they will attempt to blame on the GOP, despite the fact that the people of America know who has jacked spending to these out-of-control levels. They really do think you are stupid enough to believe their outright lies.
What would happen if a member of the press was treating this way by a Republican Administration?
Those states are being forced to make huge budget cuts, and every one of them that is controlled by Republicans is catching hell from unions and other liberals, including the media, for it. Meanwhile, uber-liberal California and Governor Moonbeam are also making those severe cuts, but there is a distinct lack of national attention. You see, the unions and media aren’t standing for workers and middle-class families. They are standing for liberalism.
The protests against budget cuts that would take away freebies for the leeches of society and really good benefits for government workers are not happening only in states controlled by Republican Governors and legislatures. They’re happening overseas as well. The Gimme Generation is getting upset that their free ride is coming to an end. Neal Boortz has a good take on these protests, who is behind them, and where they are headed. The era of socialist entitlements is dying because, as Prime Minister Thatcher said. “Sooner or later you run out of other people’s money!”
The GOP, now that they have control of the House, is reverting back to their liberal, big-government ways. They have forgotten who gave them the control and the messages that were sent in November. The Tea Party is now sending a shot across John Boehner’s bow. Will he get the message?
Does Janet Incompetano actually believe any of the propaganda that she spews forth? Now she is saying that the cities and towns along the border with Mexico are safe and that border security is the best that it has ever been. She’s a worse propagandist than Goebbels, Lord Haw-Haw, and Tokyo Rose. They had SOME talent and had SOME people actually believing them.
On a related note, why do Democrats have such a hard time supporting actions to prevent voter fraud, such as the bill just passed by the Texas House? They claim that producing identification is raaaaaacist, but that’s about as truthful as BillyJeff Clinton saying that he did not have sexual relations with that woman. The ONLY reason that Democrats oppose actions to counter voter fraud is that Democrats ENGAGE in voter fraud in every single election!
The scandal at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, in conjunction with the Eric Holder Department of Injustice and the White House, won’t go away. The amazing thing is that it is not just Fox News doing the investigating. A team from CBS News has been doggedly after all leads, and has even aired two updates since first hitting the story. The team leader has even declared, “CBS will be with this scandal until Holder and Napolitano leave in disgrace and (Rahm) Emanuel is having heart-to-heart chats with a special prosecutor.” The Crawfish tips his hat to “Buck” for sending in this story. The Obama Mexican Gun Scandal as The Crawfish has dubbed it, has even started drawing attention from other news organizations. Now if the GOP has any stones, they will turn this into a major media story. In other words, it will probably go away.
The Administration’s commitment to criminal behavior is taking yet another curious turn. Last week, I mentioned Jamie Gorelick and her complicity in the collapse of the credit and housing markets, which netted her millions. Well, she also was a big factor in the attacks of 9-11, because it was she who put in place the wall of separation between the intelligence agencies. Now the Obama Administration and Eric Holder’s Injustice Department are considering Gorelick for the position of FBI Director. Folks, I can’t make this stuff up! The Crawfish’s good friend Gunny G has some more info on Gorelick’s past over at the Anti-Liberal Zone.
Meanwhile, another failed Fannie Mae executive is the one running the operation in Libya. No wonder it is all screwed up!
When questioned about the statements from both Hillary! and The Chosen One from when they were Senators saying that a President MUST get approval from Congress before going into military action anywhere, and that not doing so is impeachable, Her Thighness had this to say regarding the Libyan campaign: “Well, we would welcome congressional support, but I don't think that this kind of internationally authorized intervention where we are one of a number of countries participating to enforce a humanitarian mission is the kind of unilateral action that either I or President Obama was speaking of several years ago. I think that this had a limited timeframe, a very clearly defined mission which we are in the process of fulfilling.” In other words, if it is a Republican initiating action, the Congress (or at least the DNC) needs to control it, but if a Democrat initiates action or the action is at the bidding of the UN, it’s all good in the hood! In the same article, SecDef Gates gets all convoluted in trying to explain the rationale behind the operation, saying that it wasn’t in our interests, but was in our interests. This isn’t only the gang that can’t shoot straight, they’re the gang that can’t even get their stories straight…and it gets even better. Team Obama now claims that he didn’t go to Congress before attacking because the situation was too urgent. If it was so urgent, why did he wait over 2 weeks before making the call? Did it interfere with his tee times?
The Eric Holder Injustice Department has now attacked a school district near Chicago by filing a discrimination lawsuit against them, with absolutely no Constitutional justification. The school district did not grant vacation time to their only math lab teacher for three weeks during the school year because she was not allowed 19 days of vacation time according to the union contract. Since she was demanding the vacation for a muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the Obama Administration had to get involved.
As if we didn’t expect this one. Eric Holder’s Injustice Department has cleared itself of any wrongdoing in the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. The day after the GOP takes control of the whole Congress and the White House, the real investigation will be able to take place.
Hmmmmm. What does Gaffes Biden have to say now? He warned that he would lead a move to impeach W if he attacked Iran without getting Congressional approval first. Well, Obama attacked Libya without asking Congress for approval. We are waiting for your call to impeach, Mr. Vice President. (Yeah, I know…impeaching Obama would lead to Gaffes becoming President. All I can say is that he can’t be any worse.)
President Obama has now stated that he will keep his Nobel Peace Prize. Why shouldn’t he? He is still fulfilling every reason that it was given to him in the first place. He’s an anti-American socialist muslim who is not George W. Bush.
I appears that Congress is noticing how The Chosen One is in love with oil production, as long as it is not American.
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at CrawfishsClaw@yahoo.com and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
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