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Protests And Violence Erupt In Iran, Let’s All Go Get Ice Cream

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 23, 2009

There has obviously been quite a bit of unrest and violence in Iran since the election between Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mahmoud Afterdinnerjacket.  An over-vote of 3 million usually will do the trick (and that is a number the Iranian government doesn’t even dispute).  Oh, and when blatant fraud is a planned, premeditated feature.  As a result, the people took to the streets in protest against their corrupt regime. 

In my opinion, I don’t believe these protests or battles are on the behalf of Mousavi, because in all likelihood he wouldn’t be much different from Afterdinnerjacket.  Mousavi was a staunch advocate of Iran’s nuclear program.  Instead, the riots in Iran come down to voter fraud committed on behalf of Afterdinnerjacket and the Iranian government’s sheer transparency of it.

The bottom line is the Iranian regime is an evil tyranny supporting terrorists and terrorism.  And there is no doubt we have a bone to pick stemming from thirty years ago with the kidnapping and brutality of American hostages.  An act Iran’s despicable President personally participated in.

We can also thank them for the Khobar Towers, which killed numerous American soldiers, and Iraq.  Iran trained and equiped militias in Iraq that murdered and injured countless Americans.  Not to mention that little thing in Beirut in the early eighties.  American blood is on their hands and an overthrow of this regime would be a long time coming.

It is because of these reasons that we should stand up and support the protesters and resistance of this regime.  But sadly, our President has no backbone.  Or maybe he just doesn’t care.  But he was consistent…sort of.  In the first three days of the events unfolding in Iran, our President said this:

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Subsequently, in the coming days he was “troubled” and then had “deep concerns”.   How profound.  As I said in a recent post, Barack Obama projects extreme weakness in the face of any danger.  And it couldn’t have been any more evident than in this case.  He sat on the sidelines saying nothing as the protests progressed and more and more people died.  It wasn’t until Saturday did he decide to hedge one way and make a statement:

The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people. The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights.

As I said in Cairo, suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. The Iranian people will ultimately judge the actions of their own government. If the Iranian government seeks the respect of the international community, it must respect the dignity of its own people and govern through consent, not coercion.

Martin Luther King once said – “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I believe that. The international community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the Iranian peoples’ belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear witness.

Why that couldn’t have been made earlier in the week is beyond me.  He had hoped this whole thing would find “a happy place” and go away, only he ended up making a mad dash not to be the last head of state in the west to condemn the Iranian government. 

Meanwhile, as people were dying in the streets, being beaten in the streets and arrested by security forces, ol’ Barry was taking the kids out for some yummy goodness ice cream!!  Being President is hard…but not hard enough for ice cream!

You know who else liked ice cream Mr. President?  Neda Agha Soltan.  I wonder what her favorite flavor was?

And I don’t want to hear any bullshit about Presidents needing to have lives.  Sometimes you have to tell the kids to go find something else to do and do your fucking job.  And by job, I mean being Presidential like this guy:

I want emphatically to state tonight that if the outrages in Poland [Iran] do not cease, we cannot and will not conduct “business as usual” with the perpetrators and those who aid and abet them. Make no mistake, their crime will cost them dearly in their future dealings with America and free peoples everywhere. I do not make this statement lightly or without serious reflection.

Notice, he didn’t declare war or “meddle”?  He stood for freedom and supported those fighting to achieve it.   

In the end, this is what Obama’s foreign policy is:  Apathetic, ineffective, anti-democratic, appeasing, cowardly, and weak.  This is what he chose.  This is what he is.  And this is what 52% of the American people voted for.

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It’s Friday, Woo Hoo!!

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 12, 2009

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Megan Fox Has A 5 Cent Head, And Is Completely Hot. But Mostly Has A 5 Cent Head

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 11, 2009

You know what we really need in this country right now?  More vapid, self-centered, attention-whoring ignorants (that’s right, ignorants.  Wanna fight about it?) like Megan Fox:

The “Transformers” bombshell-cum-uninhibited philosophizer also contemplates — reluctantly — what she would say to Megatron to keep him from destroying the world. “I’d barter with him,” she muses to the July issue Total Film UK, “and say instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?”

This coming from a chic who hails from Tennessee.  And who herself is a little trashy with A) the roles she plays, and B) her many tattoos.  But she is still hot.

Not sure if there was a follow-up question asking her about the “Middle America” state of California, overwhlemingly passing Prop 8.  But, umm, you know, semantics I guess.

Funny how she is pointing out her belief that middle America is intolerant, while at the same time being, well, intolerant.  Oh, and the fact she took a question on what she would say to Megatron and politicized it, is pretty hilarious as well.  What’s next?  Maybe a sit down to hammer out a deal with Cobra Commander?  Without preconditions I am sure.

But, her ignorance still doesn’t take anything away from her extreme hotness.  I doubt her “10” status on the Kade Scale will change much, no matter what she says.  And when you reach the top of the Kade Scale, you know you hit it big.

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Palin Draws Big In Upstate New York

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 7, 2009

Governor Palin was in upstate New York yesterday to help celebrate William Seward, the US Secretary of State who helped aquire Alaska for the US.  She gave a pretty good speech, which you can see here.

It’s damn near 8 months after the 2008 election and the governor of a state the vast majority of New Yorkers will never set foot in, can still bring in crowds of 20,000?  Not bad.  And it wasn’t just Republicans who came out:

Local resident Chris Stone, with his wife and three children, said he didn’t care for Palin’s politics but didn’t want to miss the chance to see her in person.

“You can see by the turnout, she’s become a personality and a historical figure,” said Stone, who voted for Obama. “I know all these people aren’t Republicans. This is a chance to see someone who has had a big impact on history.”

I like Sarah Palin.  I think she is an amazing person and political figure.  Her ability to keep her head high after the way the left and the media treated her is simply remarkable.  After watching this speech, I think she might be serious about running. 

Although, as much as I like her, I think Liz Cheney would be a much more viable candidate for our side.  It is uncanny how much she is like her dad.  Calm, smart–and the all important politically smart.

Is there a grassroots effort for Liz Cheney for Congress??  Maybe.

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D-Day – June 6, 1944

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 6, 2009

To cap off the Apologize for America Tour in the land of “I hate America,” President Teleflubber couldn’t help but get in one more dig before heading home:

The nations and leaders that joined together to defeat Hitler’s Reich were not perfect. We had made our share of mistakes, and had not always agreed with one another on every issue. But whatever God we prayed to, whatever our differences…

It should surprise no one that this President is completely void of understanding that some American servicemen and women have paid the ultimate price fighting for their country in any conflict or war.  Whether it be President Stutteringschmuck’s proclaimed “war of choice” or not.

In fact, one could find it quite ironic that a President with a military philosophy of “cut and run” in Iraq, the war on terror and his apeasment to the “religion of peace,” is giving a speech remembering those who participated and died at the beaches of Normandy on that fateful, and ultimately victorious, day of June 6, 1944.

In all the history of our nation we have always stood for the fight for freedom, which usually involves the spilling of blood, sweat and tears for other countries in the process.  We are liberators, and that has been our role for quite sometime.  Barack Obama is no liberator.  In fact, he projects extreme weakness in the face of any danger.

Mr. President, if America is so bad, if you are embarrassed by it so much, then what was your facination with being President?  Power no doubt.  Because I certainly doubt it was for love of country.

Jerk.

Enough of that guy.  I want to turn the attention to two other individuals.  The first is the iconic great one:  Ronald Reagan.  In 1984 he gave a deeply moving speech titled “The boys of Pointe du Hoc.” 

I have seen this video probably 10 times and have the speech framed.  The speech is thirteen plus minutes, but well worth your time.  In his salute, Reagan nails it on the head with this:

The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead, or on the next. It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.

You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One’s country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.

Indeed.  And while in current times, there is no doubt our country is behind our brave soldiers.   But I am not so confident with where our leadership stands.

During this speech he drew a parallel from the events of 1944 and on:

In spite of our great efforts and successes, not all that followed the end of the war was happy or planned. Some liberated countries were lost. The great sadness of this loss echoes down to our own time in the streets of Warsaw, Prague, and East Berlin. The Soviet troops that came to the center of this continent did not leave when peace came. They’re still there, uninvited, unwanted, unyielding, almost forty years after the war. Because of this, allied forces still stand on this continent. Today, as forty years ago, our armies are here for only one purpose: to protect and defend democracy. The only territories we hold are memorials like this one and graveyards where our heroes rest.

We in America have learned bitter lessons from two world wars. It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost.

And concluding:

Strengthened by their courage and heartened by their value and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.

It doesn’t take much to extract what Reagan said in 1984 to what we are faced with today.  Unless, of course, you are fucking moron.

The other great one is my grandfather.  Last September we lost him to cancer.  Given six months or so to live, it consumed his entire body, and he passed away rather quietly on a Saturday afternoon just a few weeks after the diagnosis.

Hearing the horn play at a funeral for a person who served for our country and who you were close to…well, you can’t keep it in.

I bring my grandpa up because he served in the Navy during World War II, and participated in the invasion of Normandy Beach as a member of the amphibious assault boat crew. 

Looking back, he never really spoke much about his experience, and being a punk kid I never really asked.  It wasn’t until Saving Private Ryan came out, where I decided to ask him if the movie reflected what happened that day (Let’s face it, no book put in perspective what the first 30 minutes of that movie did).  His answer was “yes, but worse.”  He told me one story of how on his first trip carrying men to the beach, he had to run his boat up on bodies and not the actual beach.  Dude.

My grandpa was nails.  Perhaps as a result of the numbness he carried with him from his experience during the war.  When my grandma died, I never saw him break down.  When my young cousin passed away at an all too early age, he was stoic. 

I remember sitting in the ICU three days before he died.  Just me and him, no family, no hospital staff.  He was in pain, uncomfortable and probably deep down knew he wasn’t going to make it.  Even then, he never complained.   I sat there for over an hour with him, watching the news and Wheel of freaking Fortune.  Greatest episode ever.

When I left, I said my goodbye, knowing it was probably my last goodbye.  He said his goodbye, thinking he led me to believe there would be another.

So on this 65th anniversary of D-Day, let us not forget the sacrifce of our servicemen and women of the past and of the present. 

And I will not forget you, grandpa.

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Site Problems?

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 5, 2009

It appears I may be having some site problems.  If there isn’t an update shown on the main page since 6/4, then click on my June archives, it should show my recent posts.

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Obama: I Have No Idea What I am Talking About, So I will Just Pull it Out Of My Ass

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 4, 2009

In a statement before his speech in Cairo, President Teleflubber had this little gem:

Now, the flip side is I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam. And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.

Uh, no.  No Barry, we are not.  Not.  Even.  Close.  Buuuuuuuuud.  But if you took the number of knuckleheaded things you have said, you would be one of the largest knuckleheads.  So you have that going for you.

Michael Ramirez has a great toon on this:

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Although now that I think about it, maybe he meant we are a large nation, with Muslims.  Yeah, that could be it.

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David Carradine Maybe Forgets “Safe Word,” Dies In Bangkok Hotel

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 4, 2009

It appears he was naked and hanging in a Bangkok hotel room closet, but details shmeeetails.  The sexual asphyxia is only my assumption.  But one sure could draw that conclusion:

Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room on Thursday.

Thai police told the BBC the 72-year-old was found naked by a hotel maid in a wardrobe with a cord around his neck and other parts of his body.  And by “other parts of his body” we mean his mommy daddy button.

It is entirely possible that last sentence did not appear in the article.

If it was sexual asphyxia, let’s hope his safe word wasn’t “more.”  That might have caused some confusion.  But let’s face it, an orgasm related death at the age of 72 might be considered a win-win.

No word on whether if there was a pebble found in his hand.

Hmmmm:  Since I posted this I have done a little Googlin and Bingin.  Apparently, depending on where you land with your search, there are roughly between 50 and a few hundred deaths per year resulting from sexual asphyxia.  And most are male–go figure.

I also found out that, apparently, when some people do this, they put a lemon slice in their mouth.  The idea is when consciousness is about to fade, they bite down on the lemon slice causing them to wake-up allowing time to “unhang” themselves.  Ehhhh, I don’t know about that.

But……if it is true, you might want to think about that for a minute.  Is that how you want to be found if things go wrong?  Naked, in your closet, rope around your neck and giggle stick, cock in your hand, with a wedge of lemon hanging out of your mouth?

Mom would be proud.

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Best Movie Lines Evahhh??

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 2, 2009

Ehh, maybe.  Definitely debatable. 

However the greatest movie line ever, without question, is from Back to the Future:

[Lorraine’s parents are talking about Marty McFly, Lorraine’s future son]

Stella Baines: He’s a very strange young man.

Sam Baines: He’s an idiot. Comes from upbringing. His parents are probably idiots too. Lorraine, if you ever have a kid that acts that way I’ll disown you.

Why?  Cause it is so freaking versatile, that’s why.  Go ahead, test it out…

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Possible Second Suspect In The Murder Of Late-Term Abortion Doctor??

Posted by TheJOTUS on June 2, 2009

At least by the left, who is implicating that Bill O’Reilly had a hand in the murder of George Tiller.  No doubt AlterNet will make a similar argument if the Arkansas recruiting-station murderer turns out to be someone, or part, of the anti-war left.

Yeah, not so much.  In fact, as of this evening I couldn’t find one mention of it on their home page.  Natch…

Actually, most on the left are conveniently ignoring the brutal slaying of a soldier by a recent convert to the “religion of peace,” including our very own President.  When news broke about George Tiller’s murder, Obama and the White House released a statement that afternoon.  And, as of this evening, still no statement condemning the murder of a member of the armed forces by a suspected terrorist.

Let’s put this in perspective here:

George Tiller – Service in late-term abortion

William Long – Service to his Country

Some priorities.

Now I am not suggesting that one murderer is more just than the other.  The troubling thing is how the media and the left smears the entire pro-life movement based on the actions of Tiller’s killer, while almost completely sweeping the motives of William Long’s murder under the rug.  

Sad.

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