Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Given The State Our Country Is In, BP Oil Spill - Day 70, The Afghanistan War Is On It's 9th Year, It Even Has It's Own Journal "The Long War Journal", The Economy, High Unemployment, Lack Of Border Security & Iran Is Still Fixated On Nuclear Fission, Rolling Stone Magazine Thinks, Knee Capping A Commander In The Field, During A Shooting War, In The Middle Of A Surge, Is Something Celebratory.
It's Time To Put Our Feet Up, And Have A Beer. Go Ahead America You Could Use A Nice Cold One.
No Need To Wait For The Fourth Of July, To Give Thanks We Aren't Canadian.
We May Be Headed Into The Dog Day's Of Summer, And Given The State Of The Country, It Just Might Be Time To Put The Beer Goggles On ;)
I Am An American So I Usually Drink Coronas (I Think It's The Law Now, We Have To Support The Mexican Economy) But Recently I Tried This Beer By Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss
Toby Keith "It's A Little Too Late"
It's a little too late, I'm a little too gone;
I'm a little too tired of just hangin' on:
So I'm lettin' go while I'm still strong enough to.
It's got a little too sad, I'm a little too blue;
Saturday, June 26, 2010
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Obama Fires General McChrystal
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The Rolling Stone article appeared to catch him and his staff in unguarded moments, including a drinking session at an Irish pub in Paris.
Caught in a bad romance
Caught in a bad romance........
I want your love
And I want your revenge
I want your love
I don’t wanna be friends
J'veux ton amour
Et je veux ton revenge
J'veux ton amour
I don't wanna be friends.........
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Imus In the Morning, broadcasting from The National Intrepid Center Of Excellence. Imus's guest this morning, included Senator John S McCain, who is running in the Arizona Republican primary for re election. Imus brought up earlier this week, that he wanted Senator John F Kerry, to join him for the inaugural broadcast, from the Intrepid Center Of Excellence. Imus's program producers were reporting back to Imus, that Senator John F Kerry was too busy to attend. I sure hope that means Senator John F Kerry, is busy meeting with our troops that have been deployed all over the world, including Afghanistan & Iraq.
So I think in all fairness, The Other McCain, needs to acknowledge that Senator John S McCain, hasn't ever been too busy for our American Military Service People or advocating for their needs, including superior treatment for their injuries incurred during their service to our country.
"The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, has completed construction of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), an advanced facility dedicated to research, diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health issues. The Center was officially turned over to the Department of Defense in a ceremony on June 24, 2010. Bethesda, Maryland." Keep Reading HERE.
Imus other guest this morning included, Bob Woodruff ABC News, Richard T. Santulli, Arnold Fisher & U.S. Army Capt. Adrian Veseth-Nelson and his wife Diana Veseth-Nelson.
Mr Richard Santulli & Mr Arnold Fisher
Senator John McCain (R) Arizona.
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I Admit To Having A Soft Spot In My Heart For Sailors - My Nephew Joined The Navy.
Cup O' Joe For A Joe, Green Beans Coffee - Honor First, Coffee Second
Monday, June 21, 2010
Nicknamed the Mistress of Disaster because of her culpability in both 9/11 and Fannie Mae. I can see why BP would want to hire someone with disaster experience....I'm guessing BP, is looking for someone good at plugging up holes - Gorelick did such a great job with our Intelligence Agency's Pipes/SARC.
Imus In The Morning Guest, This Morning, Bo Dietl, informs Imus of BP's new legal counsel hire, and remarks on Jamie Gorelick's track record with "Man Made Disasters"
Friday, June 18, 2010
The Gulf Of Mexico Is Turning Into A Crypt For Indigenous Wildlife. How You Can Help - Go HERE.
A sea bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast Thursday, June 3, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon has affected wildlife throughout the Gulf of Mexico. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo) Click On The Photo, To View The Slide Show At ABC NEWS.
Three Doors Down
Twentieth Century Fox Movies.
Yahoo Movies - Critics rating B - Yahoo Users B +
Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible, loving couple with two kids and a house in suburban New Jersey. The Fosters have their weekly "date night" -- an attempt at re-experiencing the spice of the dates of yesteryear, involving the same weekly night out at the local Teaneck Tavern. Their conversations quickly drift from barely-date talk to the same chore-chat they have at the dinner table at home. Exhausted...
I remember Jimmi Simpson, from "Rose Red" one of my all time favorite Ho'er flicks.
Stephen King's Rose Red
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
BP oil spill may not be capped until Christmas, expert warns!
'Everyone should be prepared for worst-case scenario', says the head of oil consultancy group.
The prospect of a lengthy timescale to cap the well reinforces the views of Carlos Morales, the head of exploration at Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). The company was the operator of the Ixtoc I well in 1979, when 3.3m gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf. It took nearly 10 months to bring the blowout under control.
Morales is now sharing technical information with BP in an attempt to help it block the Macondo leak. He has warned it could take "four to five months" for a relief well to cap the spill.
Hurricanes also pose a problem. The hurricane season in the Gulf began this month, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted it will be "active to very active", with up to 23 named storms and up to 14 hurricanes on the way.
Saleri said a bad storm could "really complicate" the environmental impact of spilled oil and delay relief drilling by two weeks every time a hurricane strikes.
UPDATE: Check Duward Discussion "How You Can Help"
Obama Vows To Make BP Pay For Oil Spill
Collective Soul "December"
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
ALL REACTIONARIES ARE PAPER TIGERS"I said all allegedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Wasn't Hitler a paper tiger? Wasn't he overthrown? I also said that the tsar of Russia was a paper tiger, as were the emperor of China and Japanese imperialism, and see, they were all overthrown. U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atom bomb, but I believe it too is a paper tiger and will be overthrown." Keep Reading Here it really is very enlightening.
Glenn Beck has a new book out a thriller this time "The Overton Window"
A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped?
There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country. Keep Reading Here. Already ranked number #7 on Barnes & Nobles Sales List.
Meanwhile China hit a record high holding the most of The U.S. Debt in 2010."Marx and Engels were but two individuals, and yet in those early days they already declared that capitalism would be overthrown throughout the world. But with regard to specific problems and specific enemies, if we do not take them seriously, we shall commit adventurist errors" So states Mao.
I was watching Dr Nouriel Roubini interview on Imus In The Morning. Turns out he has co written, Paper Tigers? A Model of Asian crisis.
Dr Roubini explains the differences between Black Swan events, and White Swan events. He believes we have been experiencing White Swan economic events.
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course In The Future Of Finance, by Nouriel Roubini.
Dr Nouriel Roubini Predicting On Financial Crisis, Guest Imus In The Morning.
Dr Nouriel Roubini On Government Bailouts, Imus remarks to Dr Roubini, follow the money......Okay.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
What does the President of the United States have that the majority of us don't have? Answer: A better vantage point of what is on our Nation's horizon. The President of the U.S. is privy to information that many of us will never be able to view in our life times. The life guard chair, is built so the life guard can have a better vantage point than the people's view on the ground. The life guard's view is better, he can see further out, the view from above is expansive. The life guard has been trained for spotting and responding to crisis.
The President is like our Nation's life guard, he has a vantage point (Intel Briefings) that allows him to see what is coming before it reaches us, and react accordingly to protect us.
When our current President was sworn in, and the progressive wing of the Democrat Party moved on their current political agenda of "Change". I stated that this Administration - Government was going to be subjected to the laws of nature like any other Administration that came before it. I stated that Life is what happens while you are making plans. That there is the Known, The Unknown, and the Unknowable. Life doesn't happen in a vacuum. We are now experiencing those circumstances, in the Gulf domestically, and in our foreign policy SEE The usual suspects, Iran, North Korea, Al Qeada, Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah.....
Barack Obama is wearing "The Daddy Pants" he is the President of the United States. I can fully understand politically why he doesn't want very many photo ops down in the Gulf of Mexico - He doesn't want his likeness to be associated with an unmatched disaster in American history. I wager, the only advice he gets is political on this monumental disaster, otherwise he would be down in the Gulf more often to show he is "engaged" when will governance trump politics in this current administration?
Meanwhile the President, traveled home to Chicago for the Memorial weekend holiday, he was going to give a speech at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, and was rained out by mother nature. He returned to Washington D.C. and gave an impromptu speech at Andrews Air Force Base. I watched this speech on television, and was appreciative of his words. I wish he gave the same kind of speeches - when he travels to other countries, apologizing for the U.S. and minimizing American exceptional-ism.
I am not as pessimistic as others about the oil spill containment, and clean up. I am just as depressed as everyone else. I remember what Saddam Hussein did when he was forced out of Kuwait by the U.S. and our allies. He left an environmental nightmare in his wake. We heard reports that it would take decades to put out the fires, and cap oil wells, that Saddam in retreat had lit on fire. That turned out not to be true. Human ingenuity triumphed, and experts from all over the world responded, and began blowing out, and capping those wells.
Perhaps hand wringing is good for cable news ratings, but hardly helpful in the long run to effect any real problem solving. It will be human ingenuity in the end that solves the problems caused by this disaster. In the meantime the President needs to remember the American people are looking to him as the head of the United States Government, not the head of his political party. The current administration is said to not want to own this current disaster, and are happy to lay blame on British Petroleum. Still the oil leak isn't contained, and the spill isn't being cleaned up in any meaningful way. There is an old saying that I think applies to the current situation. "Lead, Follow Or Get The Hell Out Of The Way"
President Barack Obama, is wearing the Daddy Pants, he needs to stop Leading from the Rear, it doesn't inspire confidence in any of his countrymen, who are looking to him for leadership not political gamesmanship.
Shepard Smith on Oil Spill’s Impact on Country
Imus In The Morning 2 June 2010.
FNC's Shepard Smith on the oil spill’s impact on businesses across the country, but particularly the fishing and tourism industries.