...as performed by the cast of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
So, today, as Secretary of State, John Kerry, reeled off the reasons that the United States should find itself embroiled in a civil war in the Middle East, as Vladimir Putin weighs his responses, and as Obama declares that the U.S. will go it alone if they have to, the world waits. The world seems to split into a few different camps .
Some wonder who actually used the poison gas that killed thousands of Syrians (despite Kerry’s swearing that he is positive it was Assad’s men, not rebels). Some wonder, why now? Suddenly, gas is a thousand deaths too far? Yet others may wonder why there is not more pressure on the U.N. to provide peacekeepers, or to investigate if it was actually gas used, or to hold a vote, in the face of an assured Russian veto, to allow nations to intervene.
Here at home, there are any number of Obama administration scandals that a person could point to, that would easily take a backseat to a brand new war.
So, what can we expect Obama to do once the weapons begin raining down on Syria? Read the three scenarios on Conservative Daily News.
I hate to admit that something some dumb socialist said pissed me off, but this kind of did.
Ms. Allison Benedikt had the nerve today to post an article on slate.com entitled “If You Send Your Kid To Private School, You Are a Bad Person.”
We-he-hell! Is that so? So, because my parents wanted my siblings to get the best education they could, they are bad people?
Another post of the Friday irregular feature!
Today’s pick three cover what I think are the first, second, and third oldest occupations in the world: prostitution, medicine, and politics.
1. In a move that seems all too familiar with anything connected to Obamacare, program administrators for O-care, in Orange County, California are being asked to work in a building that they claim is making them sick. Toxic materials were found in the soil, but the county claims they don not exceed federal limits. Union members are not convinced that the location is as safe as the government tells them it is. (story via CBSLA)
2. Women’s empowerment through prostitution? That seems to be the message in Switzerland, where cities like Zurich are building special prostitution boxes and zones for prospective johns to find a woman, haggle on prices, and then do whatever. The Telegraph says the measures, costing 1.4 million, were approved by voters last year, and the posters touting condom-use and anti-AIDs messages will help combat STDs and prevent violence against the prostitutes.
3. From NJ.com, it was reported that Governor Chris Christie vetoed three firearms bills that the New Jersey legislatures passed. For their rebuttals, Democrats in the legislature engaged in hyperbole and bogus rhetoric, with Shelia Oliver even inventing a perfect-storm-like scenario with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle, and incendiary bullets at a chemical plant. Despite his criticisms, Christie did approve of mental health personnel asking about gun ownership, and he supported penalties for firearm owners if minors used the firearms to commit crimes.
This week, on Openculture.com, I stumbled onto a reference of a Bertrand Russell column from 1951. In the New York Times Magazine article, Russell shared his “10 Commandments for a Healthy Democracy”. Now, dismissing for a moment whether he was a classical liberal, a neo-liberal, an English liberal, or American liberal, I would like to allow the commandments to stand on their own.
I propose to take Russell’s rules, and use them to give a simple zero to two grading scale for each of the majorities in the houses of Congress, and for the President and his administration. Along with the grades, I will also list the most significant reasons for assigning the grades that I have. At the end, I will tally the scores, and reveal who has been the most misguided, and most ignorant when it came to Russell’s advice. So, here is Russell’s commandments vs. the United States government’s behavior.
Read the entire piece here, on Conservative Daily News:
“Russell’s Rules vs. Today’s Government Rule“
Having read Steven Crowder's (@scrowder on twitter) latest controversial column on the benefits of getting married, I feel compelled to voice my opinion as a single, unmarried conservative woman.
The non-marital cohabiting trend seems to have grown more popular in the past decade than wearing tights as pants, and, similarly, leaves bystanders trying not to ask the obvious, awkward questions:
For the entirety of his two terms in office, belittling and lampooning by the media and left in general, was the typical reaction of progressives to George W. Bush. He was a buffoon, a cowboy, and an idiot, they would have us believe. Bush was a maverick, willing to start wars and carry out the missions from previous administrations (invading Iraq was to finish his father’s war, many on the left claimed).
It seemed like Bush’s mere existence was enough to make some progressives apoplectic, or send them into an angry, profanity-laden, rant.
Read the full post, here: Conservative Daily News
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.
Poor babies. Irony at its best. Poetic justice. Just punishment? Whatever the case, this is the best feel-good story of the day. Yep, it appears that the cold hard reality of "change we can believe in" has hit the Obamabots like a ton of bricks: their taxes have just gone up and they're mad as hell about it. Couldn't happen to a more deliciously-deserving bunch.