Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The most transparent administration EVEH!!

Among the administration's many violations of public trust to recently become public is the Environmental Protection Agency's apparent attempt to keep some of its correspondence hidden from the light of day through the use of aliases.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, for instance, has reportedly used the name "Richard Windsor" to cover her tracks in private emails.

An interesting thought on why Iron Dome is a real problem: it makes the terror attacks by rocket somewhat more 'acceptable'.
...But by the end of the show, Rafael hadn’t made a single sale. The Arrow sold well, other systems did great – Iron Dome wasn’t moving. So they contacted their big clients, the serious ones, and asked what gives. And those clients told them no one except Israel has any use for these things. Because in any normal, sane country, if some hooligans were to start targeting civilians with rockets – the army would go and kill them.

To pre-quote a friend, "Oh, that's just Faux New- what? British news? Ummm..."
It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every chance the second term will be more of the same.

 Bloomberg's basic rule: "If it has my imprimatur on it, it is Good.  Period."
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday insisted that the city’s 911 system “functioned perfectly” during Hurricane Sandy — despite evidence of unanswered calls, clueless operators and deaths of people who couldn’t get help in time.

“The technology functioned perfectly,” Bloom-berg bizarrely said yesterday during a question-and-answer session. “Are you ever going to have enough operators to take all the calls when all of a sudden, everybody’s calling? No, of course not.
The 911 system is supposed to be able to handle 50,000 calls per hour, according to official claims, and there were about 20,000 calls per hour when Sandy hit on Oct. 29.

Hizzoner even accused people of clogging the lines with non-emergency calls — as their houses filled with water.
For the moment, ignore the dumbass of "Well, the mayor didn't order us to evacuate, so let's just sit here": Bloomberg actually seems to believe that if it has his name attached in any way, it is perfect, without flaw; the man really is a squirrel with a touch of rabies.

I'm once again seeing people I know whining that if I have a problem with being looted by the .gov in the name of 'helping people' it means I want people to die, etc.; sick to effing death of this crap, so I'll throw in Penn Jullette's quote(which really ticks off the right people:
It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.
People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint.


Bob said...

I have a liberal friend who regularly condemns my links to "Fox News and UK Tabloids." Never mind that newspapers such as the Daily Mail win journalism awards, to him if it is critical of President Obama it's a "UK tabloid." To his credit, he never actually watched Fox News before I called him on it several years ago, and my linking of UK newspapers only was of interest to him when I pointed out that the Guardian was rabidly left-wing; that's the only one he doesn't consider a "tabloid."

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Unfortunately, the most proper and effective response for Israel to make to the rocket attacks would not be 'politically feasible' (spit!) in today's climate.

Said proper response should be: Carpet bomb Gaza, and then tell the survivors "Police yourselves. Don't make us do it again." Repeat as necessary, until they reach the point that when Hamas sets up a launcher in someone's backyard, the neighbors' response is "Oh, f#@k! Kill them, quick, before they bring the Israelis down on us!"

Until Israel is willing to do that, the rocket attacks will continue, as they have for years already. Fear seems to be the only form of reason the people of Gaza understand.