*(old nfo)


Courage does not always shout . . . Sometimes it is a very quiet voice at the end of the day saying . . . I will try again tomorrow.

Rev 22:20 "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!"

Sunday, October 25, 2009


From George Washington’s 1st Inaugural Address April 30, 1789

“Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.

Having thus imported to you my sentiments, as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign parent of the human race, in humble supplication that since he has been pleased to favour the American people, with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparellelled unanimity on a form of Government, for the security of their Union, and the advancement of their happiness; so his divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.” (Emphasis added)

George Washington wrote his own speeches. So it was with heartfelt sincerity that he delivered them, and it was with the knowledge of the answered prayers of countless martyrs who shed their blood on this soil so that their children and their grandchildren could live and work and worship in peace and freedom. And it was with the full armor of God that he called upon his congress to assist him in the beginning, faltering steps of this fledgling nation.

From Barack Hussein Obama’s Inaugural Address January 20, 2009

“So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

‘Let it be told to [the] future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive ... that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet’ it.

America: In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested, we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.” (empahsis added)

Barack Hussein Obama did not write this speech; most presidents since Woodrow Wilson, with exceptions such as Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagen, have not written their own speeches. I’ve heard that the writer of this particular speech has crawled inside Obama’s mind and knows him very well. It seems he knows him well enough to know that Obama delivers speeches reasonably eloquently, given a working teleprompter or two, and that if said speeches contain that which he believes the American people want to hear, it’s a winning combination.

But did Obama have any idea what he was saying? Did he even realize that, by referring to George Washington in the second to the last paragraph of his address, he invoked the touchstone of our republic, the wisdom of that great leader who, above all, was not afraid to humble himself before our Creator?

The last climactic sentence is lovely. It contains just the right number of references to God, to our children, and to our unity. The trouble with this statement and with the entire speech is this: our president has no intention of carrying on in the tradition of “we the people.” He has not shown even once that he is trying to preserve us as a great nation. The most divisive president we have ever had, he has continuously apologized for, belittled, ridiculed and besmirched those principles which have made this republic unique in all of the world. Now, 220 years after Washington’s First Inaugural Address, and surrounded by a cadre of hand-picked socialist/Marxist/communist advisors, Barack Obama has embarked upon a campaign which will remove forever the words “freedom” and “liberty” from the fabric of our foundation.

But, unlike the men and women who fought and died winning independence from the British so long ago, we outnumber them. We need to bear this in mind when we listen to another speech promoting the leftist agenda, or hear yet one more reference to “the others” (you and me) by our president, or endure the lies of one more congressman telling us he actually represents his constituents. We need to act. And soon. Our blood is just as red as that of our forefathers. Our cause is just as right, and our children and grandchildren are just as precious as those of the early Americans. We need to act before we are silenced, disarmed, and imprisoned. We need to stand up and shout, “Not in my lifetime!” And then we need to do whatever it takes to win our country back. I believe God is still on our side. Please, stand, and hold our flag high.



P.S. This blog has very few readers, so I have just expended a great deal of energy for a few. But a few are a start. God bless you.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Green War

Well, aren't we relieved that everybody can now get involved in the effort to make all things green? We've got green shopping bags, green toilet bowl cleaner, green clothing, shoes, cars, food, kitty litter, paint, cosmetics, paper and building materials. Now, thanks to Obama's and this administrations's sensitive and common sense approach to every need of the American people, we can now have the warm, fuzzy feeling of supporting a GREEN WAR both here and abroad. Why didn't somebody think of this before? Don't we all feel more secure under his watchful eye?


Greeny  Granny

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Political Correctness will Blow Us all to Kingdom Come

We know the outrage of political correctness has been raised to an art form. Remember back in 1997 when the American Federation for the Blind lambasted Disney for bringing back the cartoon Mr. Magoo? And years before—decades before—The Little Black Sambo books were relegated to the garbage (now also politically incorrect) heap. I bring up the Sambo books only because they are referred to in the article further down.

Here is a list of now-politically incorrect words, which is by no means comprehensive, but gives you an idea of where we are headed. I don't mean up by any stretch of the imagination. I found it on this website which I freely admit I haven't explored thoroughly yet, but I did find this list pretty quite educational. And entertaining.

"Politically Incorrect Dictionary.

The words listed here are words that are no longer usable, or whose meanings have been altered to make them difficult to use. These were all words which could be freely used at some point in US history, but which modern culture is attempting to stamp out.

Broken Home - Replaced by Dysfunctional family.

Bum - Replaced by Homeless Person.Calling a person a "Bum" implies that the person is a moocher that is too lazy to get a job. Referring to him as a "Homeless Person" removes this stigma, and implies that he would be a perfectly normal citizen if only the government would give him a house. (See :State-Socialism)

Crazy - Replaced by the term Mental Illness. And, since it is an illness, it may be treated in the same manner as other diseases - with drugs. Of course, this idea is nothing new ... people have been using drugs to treat depression for centuries.

Criminal - Replaced by behaviorally challenged. This is one change that makes sense. A lot of the people in prisons today are not really "criminals" in the classic sense. Thanks to the "War on Drugs", there are a lot of people in jail because they failed to "behave" properly.

Eastern (As when used when discussing Asian Culture) - Too Eurocentric. Instead, use Africa as your frame of reference. When discussing European culture you should now use the phase "Northern", and when discussing Asia use the phrase "North-Eastern". Now isn't that better?

Factory - Replaced by Plant. The word Factory is a place where mistreated laborers toil long hours to produce pollution that billows forth from gigantic smokestacks. The word Plant is preferred since it is more difficult for this term to carry a negative connotation since this term is also used to describe nature. Its counterpart noun describes plant life (Plants, as in flowers, shrubs, etc). And the Verb form, to plant, is the process of lovingly placing a seed in the ground so it may one day grow into a mighty oak. Who can complain about having a new plant in their backyard?

Failure - Replaced by Deferred Success.

Fairy - Homophobic. Replaced by Petite airborne humanoid which possesses magical powers. The term fairy should be avoided when discussing these mythical beings, regardless of how gay they may appear.

Fat - Replaced by Enlarged physical condition caused by a completely natural genetically-induced hormone imbalance. Of course, this is very difficult to say in one breath-- so people will find it easier to not say it at all. The term "fat" is simply too short and to [sic] direct. It all too clearly points out that the reason that an obese person's skin appears so swollen is because it is being buttressed by large amounts of... well... Fat.

Foreign Food - Replaced by Ethnic Cuisine. The word foreign is generally used when one wishes to refer to something that is alien to ones own country -- something that is not normally found within the jurisdiction of your own particular political unit. But with the increasing power of multinational organizations (such as the U.N. and large corporations), nothing can be said to be truly 'foreign' anymore. In a world where you can find a McDonald's in Moscow, a Disneyland in Japan, or a single currency throughout Europe, the word 'Foreign' is losing its meaning.

The word 'ethnic' provides a more accurate way to refer to these cultural traits which are continually growing fainter as we move away from the world of the past, in which different areas of the world were actually unique.

Founding Fathers - Too Sexist. Instead, use the term The Founders. We wouldn't want to exclude all those great female leaders of 18th century America would we?

Garbage Man - Replaced by Sanitation Engineer – A Garbage Man picks up garbage. A Sanitation Engineer engineers it.

Ghetto - Replaced by Economically disadvantaged area. This term is used by politicians who believe money from the Government would solve their problems. (See : State-Socialism)

Girlfriend/Wife - Replaced by Unpaid sex worker

Handicapped - Replaced by Physically Challenged, or even worse, handicapable

Home-ec (Home Economics) - Replaced by Family and Consumer Sciences, and I'm really not sure why. These classes have been taught in school since the early 1900's after Ellen Swallow Richards, an old-time feminist and the first woman to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, formed the American Home Economics Association in 1909. But I suppose that the reason for the change has something to do with the fact that Home-Ec is generally considered a 'girly' class, and is therefore sexist.

Housewife - Replaced by Domestic Engineer. This is to remove the necessity of marriage from the task of raising children.

Illegal Aliens – Replaced by Undocumented Immigrants. The phrase ‘Illegal Aliens’ implies that these people are a bunch of law-breaking creatures from outer space, while ‘Undocumented Immigrants’ suggests that they are good old-fashioned immigrants that simply have not gone through the hassle of being ‘documented’ yet.

Janitor - Replaced by Custodial Artist. No matter what you call it, this is a person who is paid to clean up shit.

Jungle - Replaced by Rainforest. A Rainforest is a happy place where Disney characters dance and sing ... a jungle is a scary place with lions, tigers, malaria and natives that want to cut off your head and boil it for dinner... who in their right mind would want to save that!?!

Lumberjack - Replaced by Murderer.

Man’s Job and Woman’s Work - Replaced by Traditional Gender Role. These are basic practices that are followed in one form or another by most of the life forms on this planet, and have been part of human culture for thousands of years… and as with most other ‘traditions’, a lot of people believe that it is time for a change.

Midget - Replaced by Vertically Challenged.

Natural Disaster - replaced by Unnatural Event caused by man's destruction of the environment. Every hurricane, mudslide, and flood sould be blamed on Global Warming, even though these events have been occurring for millions of years. (I'm still waiting for somebody to blame the last Ice Age on the campfires of cavemen)

Nigger - Originally, A negro Slave. Has evolved to mean "A Trashy or devious Negro", but the word has still lost acceptance. (see : White Trash)

Psycho - Replaced by Pathologically High-Spirited

Secretary - Replaced by Administrative Assistant – The word Secretary comes from Latin and means ‘Confidential Officer’ – And for some unknown reason this is a bad thing.

Sex Change - Replaced by gender re-assignment.

Swamp - Replaced by Wetland. Swamps are full alligators, bugs, and disease. If anybody went around saying that we need to "save the swamps", people would think they were out of their friggin' mind!

Trailer Park - Replace by Mobile Home Community.

Ugly - Replaced by Visually Challenging.

White Trash - Losers of European descent. Term still in acceptance, although its counterpart term to describe trash of the negro race is being eliminated."

Political correctness has been around for as long as I can remember, but I'm not sure just when the term came into vogue. When I was a little girl words such as "hernia" and "cancer" and even "pregnant" were not spoken aloud by my grandmother or her firends. But these were relatively harmless and understandable foibles, given that my grandmother was straight out of a Victorian novel.

Today, however, it has taken on a frightening, even deadly tone. Aside from being annoying as all get out, and used by the left with the regularity of the plagues of Egypt, the phenomenon is rapidly becoming a threat to all levels of society. And who but the UN could come up with such an outrage? Well, all right, the White House could. But, in this case, it's the UN, assuming, of course there's any difference between the two. Read this article supplied by CNSNews and see if your brand new Victoria's Secret thong (or Jockey boxer) doesn't give you an instant wedgie. Is there a more appropriate word for "outrage?" "Abomination" is already taken. Maybe "atrocity" would fit. God forbid any transvestite/transgender/transwhat-have-you should get their burqa in a wad.

Deliver us from evil.



Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's all About Them

I know the Olympic frenzy is now old news, and he's already won the NPP, and our troops in Afghanistan are still languishing, and the Senate Finance Committee voted for God knows what. But shortly before my accident we received a clipping of this George Will column from a friend in Las Vegas. She had cut it out of the Las Vegas Sun and it sat on my desk until I dragged it out yesterday. Even though it's about their speeches at Copenhagen it's really about all their speeches—particularly his, since he is POTUS and we're stuck with his insufferable self aggrandizement for the next three miserable years. My friend said that maybe they wrote their own speeches because any speech writer worth his salt would avoid the pitfall of using "I" so many times. However, I don't believe the inappropriateness would occur to either one of them even if they pre-read their speeches.



Saturday, October 10, 2009

Obama's "Imagine" Peace Prize

I have no doubt that, like 9/11, the Challenger, the Kennedy Assassination and the moon landing people will remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard about our hapless wonder winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

 The internet has been taxed beyond comprehension and most of us still wear the deer-in-the-headlight stare, although the shock and awe has been tempered somewhat by virtue of about 36 hours having passed. Amazingly enough, life goes on.

But the horrific truth of the agenda behind the award to this American president is now being felt, far more than with Carter, or Arafat, or Gore. This president has done nothing to merit even a passing consideration. Everyone knows that; even the weaseliest rodent in Washington knows that. It's one of those scenes that goes, "Well, he . . . ." " No, wait, he . . . um . . . ." "Then there's . . . ," "Didn't he . . . ?"  The Saturday Night Live (which I hate) skit was spot on. President Obama has done squat to deserve the prize.

So, why did he get it? Neal Boortz was one of the first to nail it:


Neal Boortz

So ... you want to know what is going on here? I mean, come on! Barack Obama, president for what, nine months now? And he gets the Nobel Peace Prize?

Hopefully you weren't all that surprised.

Let's work through this thing. First - you have to come up with a definition of "peace." There's a Nobel Prize for physics; one for medicine too. In virtually every culture and every country in the world you define "physics" and "medicine" pretty much the same way. Not so for "peace." During the post World-War II the Soviet Union defined "peace' as "an absence of opposition to world Communism." As long as nobody was challenging their communist expansionism they felt we were all at peace. Let some country; The United States for instance, challenge their plans for world domination and ... no more peace.

For me any definition of "peace" must have a component dedicated to freedom. You can, after all, live a life of peace in a jail cell, so long as there isn't someone there to stir things up. You're not free, but peace reigns.

Now ... to Obama and the Peace Prize. I take you back again to that Pew Research poll conducted in Europe last year. Almost 60% of Europeans who responded to the poll wanted America to be less powerful in world affairs. That's not an uncommon sentiment - right up until the time some other country is threatening to kick some international tail.

So ... along comes the Nobel committee. Can we reasonably assume that this committee reflects much of the European attitude? I mean, they're not exactly headquartered in Boise. They look at the nominations before them, and there's PrezBO! Now what has Obama done in the past nine or so months? Why, he's given the Euro-weenies just exactly what they wanted! Now we have a United States with a weaker presence in world affairs! Russia and China are striving for military domination. Obama backs off the American promise of a shield against Iran's missiles for Eastern Europe. Then we have the Arab states reportedly working to replace the dollar as the petroleum trading currency. Today there are suggestions that Obama is just going to declare that the Taliban are too entrenched in Afghanistan for us to possibly prevail there - a prelude to a cut and run. Does any of this sound like a projection of strength? Of course not. America is projecting feel-good, hopey-changey weakness at every turn.

This was a message to Obama. Europe likes your style. You're giving us exactly what we wanted --- what we asked for. You're weakening the United States; for us, the key to peace.

Oh ... and don't forget the slap in the face for George Bush. Bush is in office for eight years. He responds strongly to the attacks from terrorist Muslims. He frees iraq from a ruthless dictator and his rapist sons. He projects American strength .. and Europe hates him for it. So ... the Nobel committee comes along and delivers a slapdown.

For those who define peace as an living free of threats to your natural right to be free ... this just isn't your day, is it?

Well ... at least this will give Newsweek a reason to put Obama on the cover again."

We are being sold out to the EU and ultimately to One World Order. It hasn't happened yet but "Obama's gonna change it."

Now you can become further enraged by reading Dick Morris's take on it. Same thing; different wording:

"Whether it was rewarding Jimmy Carter for criticizing the Iraq War or supporting Al Gore in his crusade against global warming, the Norwegian Parliament - which chooses the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize - has sought to use the award as a political tool to influence American politic s. Its prestige and moral power make the prize a potent weapon with which to help steer the direction of the colossus beyond the seas that controls a quarter of the world's economy and most of its military power.

Now, the Norwegians have weighed in to support Barack Obama in his bid to reshape America so it looks more like, well, Norway, or at least like Europe.

European socialism cannot succeed without conquering the United States. If the European Union has high taxes and the US keeps its levies low, business and brains will flow to America. If the EU's labor standards require long vacations, high benefits, and proscribe layoffs and ours' do not, employers will migrate across the ocean to do their business in the States. If the Old World curbs ambition by taxation, regulation, and social opprobrium, the ambitious will flock to the New World as they have done for four hundred years.

So, Lenin was right. Socialism cannot exist in just one country - or one continent. It must dominate worldwide or wealth and power will flow to those who remain committed to the free market. Europe realizes this reality and it makes Obama's election as president of the United States all the more welcome.

The Nobel Prize is really Obama's payback for disciplining the unruly United States and taming it to be a member of the European family of nations. Europe wants to reverse the American Revolution and re-colonize us and it sees in Obama a kindred spirit willing to do its bidding.

Does the United States let its entrepreneurs run wild, coming up with fanciful new ideas and making billions from them? Obama will regulate and subdue business just like they do in Europe. Do U.S. businesses compete by slashing prices, aggressively pursuing markets, and jockeying for market share? Obama will make them behave themselves and stay in line just like European companies do. Do Americans work hard and push aggressively to make as much money as they can? Obama will raise taxes, emphasize community values, and narcotize their ambition by offering government largesse.

And does the United States still believe in a sloppy, contrarian democracy in which ordinary people can directly affect their government, states have powers, and courts can reel in executive authority? Obama will use his rubber stamp majority in Congress to pass new laws regardless of public opinion and make us obey.

In foreign policy, is the United States still willing to stand up, alone if necessary, to protect human rights in Bosnia, in Iraq, and in Afghanistan? Obama will curb this unruly independence and mold it within the fabric of appeasement that has dominated Europe for the past half a century.

All this heavy lifting, this conversion of America into a European state, deserves a reward. And what is a more fitting one than to give Obama than the Nobel Peace Prize? He obviously doesn't deserve the award for economics or, given his health care ideas, for medicine. But the Peace Prize expresses Europe's longing: to take back the nation its overly ambitious and uppity children founded."

Remember that dreadful John Lennon song Imagine? No Heaven, no hell, no religion, no countries, no possessions, NOTHING TO KILL OR DIE FOR, etc. etc. etc. "And the world will live as one." The question here is: one what?



Thursday, October 8, 2009

Obama? Stalin? Hitler? Pick One

Yesterday I received an email from a dear friend questioning my use of the word "kill" when I spoke of defending my country. I took the message very seriously and this morning I cranked up my computer and found an interesting blog which is run by a Canadian neighbor. In the post in question it he speaks of the horrific battle of Stalingrad, which was the battle during World War II between two enormous egos at the expense of hundreds, probably thousands of men, most of whom didn't have the faintest idea why they were there or what the whole thing was about. I had googled "kill or die for your country" and got so much more. Because my mindset was still in the "kill" mode, I left a comment defending my determination to defend my country's principles, as it were.

This afternoon, after spending the better part of the day struggling with our Commander-in-Chief's pathetic stand on Afghanistan and the deplorable state of morale there, I found this. I will freely admit it made me want to throw my computer out the window into the rain. Barack Hussein Obama is the worst president we have ever had. Far worse than any of us ever anticipated. He is ineptitude run amok. He is evil personified. Obama is Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Ahmadinejad, Amin, Nero, Chavez, Hussein, and Satan all rolled into one stinking, festering, slime-covered wad. Oh, I forgot: it's all Satan.

The only thing that keeps me, and countless other patriots, going is this: God knows. God is in charge. God will prevail. Prayer changes things.



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Darkness

Yesterday was not a shining example of domestic tranquility. I'd put in four straight days of nursing home prattle—residents and staff—;on my feet passing meds for nine hours per day; too sore to move; a DON who makes Nurse Ratchet look like Cherry Ames. Then home to a dial-up internet, raging headache and THE WORLD.

Around noon I had a meltdown and swept everything off my desk onto the floor. Except my computer. I considered shooting it but already had enough of a mess. After cleaning that up I walked the dogs, put up Cecil's blog posts plus one of my own and took a nap. Not a particularly productive day. I chalked it up to a bad weekend.

Today Cec showed me this which he found on Sondra K. Yes! That's it! That's what's wrong! I'm not the only one!

Then I was googling around trying to make some sort of sense of what is going on around us when I stumbled upon this—again, from American Thinker—I love recovering liberals. OBAMA TRAUMA!!

Robin from Berkley uses the term "heebie-jeebies" in one of her recent articles. I believe that was what was afflicting me yesterday. Now, if it would only go away.

Tomorrow I'll try to relate what happened when a dear friend read in my yesterday's post that I would kill or die for my country. I think he believes I am now on somebody's list. Hmmm



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

If We Don't Start Paying Attention

The 9/12 rally came and went. It was wonderful. It was inspiring. I'm proud to be the wife of one of the participants. Never mind that the MSM completely ignored it. (They ignored the Call to Prayer on 9/25, too. Try finding something about it on Google.)

President Obama and his handlers also ignored the 9/12 march. So what? I pray there will come a time when they can't ignore us. I pray we don't lose our momentum. There is a huge contingent of sane conservatives out here, determined to defend the Constitution at any cost. By "any cost" I speak of those of us who won't be intimidated anymore. We have lived most of our lives and we are looking to our children and grandchildren to carry on the values, morals and truths set forth by the Constitution. I for one will gladly sacrifice my life for the Constitution and the country and the God-given ringts it protects, just as thousands have done for hundreds of years. I'm not being dramatic. I've had a good life. I would gladly go up against the forces that are determined to destroy our country. The Michael Moores, the George Soroses, the Hollywood types, most of Congress, and, of course, our president, who hates America and doesn't mind telling us. Yes, God help me, I would kill or die for my country.

Let us now turn to Honduras. Remember Honduras, who successfully ousted their president, who was trying to skirt around their constitution and get himself elected to a third term? The Honduran people said, "Um . . . don't think this is legal" and legally ousted him. It was not a coup, folks, and I think if I see one more reference to the term I shall puke. But every news outlet in the entire universe refers to it as a coup. Our President, who I believe is too stupid to breathe, refers to it as a coup and condemns Honduras for doing that to their president. There's no defense for Honduras, least of all from the United States, who should have been leading the parade for democracy. You've got to wonder why Obama would be so in favor of restoring Zelaya to power. Read this article from the American Thinker and see if it doesn't scare your socks off. Then look at what's going on around us in our own republic and say it couldn't happen here.



Saturday, October 3, 2009

The New York Times

Found this editorial, and as I began reading it I thought, "Wow, The NYT really gets it!" Then I continued reading. My comments in red are mine. I tried exercising a modicum of restraint.


We Like Chicago, Too

Published: October 3, 2009

We would like to congratulate Rio de Janeiro for winning the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. It will be the first time that the Games are held in South America, and it is a fitting tribute to Brazil’s growing stature. That said, we have to ask: What was President Obama thinking when he flew off to Copenhagen to lobby the International Olympic Committee on behalf of Chicago?


Times Topics: Olympic Games (2016)

We don’t doubt Mr. Obama’s devotion to his adopted hometown. Or that Chicago would have been a great place for the Games. Leaders from all the other countries bidding showed up, too. And we don’t buy the posturing by Republicans who said that his trip meant he was neglecting the nation’s business. The “posturing” was not that he was neglecting the nation’s business; it was the obscene carbon footprint left by four—FOUR—planes that he felt he needed to make his pitch for his abysmally corrupt “adopted” hometown. But in the midst of everything Mr. Obama is dealing with, who needs even a minor loss?

Mr. Obama has done important, courageous things to restore America’s standing. What would those things be? After George W. Bush, it feels good — and safer — to know that people around the world feel better about this country and about this president. Um, how many terrorist attacks were perpetrated on the U.S. between 9/11 and the time George Bush left office? Why in the world should we feel safer now? People around the world do not feel better about this president. Look at the polls. One of Mr. Obama’s biggest challenges now is finding ways to fully leverage that good will into strong international leadership. And let’s face it, looking like a winner always helps. I’m sure it does. Unfortunately, the president looks like a loser. Oh, that's right; he is a loser!

As for why Mr. Obama went — especially if he wasn’t sure Chicago would win — here are two possible explanations: One, Mr. Obama, and his White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, another Chicagoan, love a good competition no matter the cost; the other is that they have a tad too much confidence in Mr. Obama’s hortatory powers. Wrong. His “hortatory” powers are nonexistent. St. Paul’s hortatory powers were significant.

We like having an articulate, (reads well) fiercely competitive president, especially one with such a strong moral compass. I can’t even go there. The fact that anyone would consider our president has a strong moral compass raises delusion to a nauseating new height. But guys, if you’re going to roll the dice, next time make sure the stakes are worth it. Next time you roll the dice, do it with your own money. 

The New York Times doing what they do best: fawn at the feet of liberalism.