Obama’s Speech: Cynical Me and Cynical He – UPDATED

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This afternoon, President Obama showed up before the White House Press Corp and talked about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. You can read the full text, here. I agree with much the president says. Racism is -- and always has been -- "a God-damned thing". As a nation we should be under no illusions that just because we're no longer in a Jim Crow era, that we are living on the Starship Enterprise where racism is a thing of the past. Profiling is real. African Americans (and for … [Read more...]

“Why Weren’t Embassy Attacks Under Bush & Clinton Investigated?” – UPDATES

Not picking on Hillary, but since there is no Situation Room pic from night of attack...

There is an argument I am seeing show up pretty regularly on Twitter. Someone tweets a link to a news story asking valid questions about Benghazi, or suggesting that there has been a cover-up (and history shows that fallout from coverups are always worse than the incidents that preceded them, but politicians never learn) someone intent on protecting the administration or Hillary Clinton tweets the equivalent of a sneer: "oh yeah? Well there were this many attacks on US Embassies while Bush was … [Read more...]

Using Gosnell to Snip at Obama, or the Press? – UPDATED

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"If these children are being born alive, I have confidence that a doctor..." That is part of State Senator Barack Obama's argument, in 2003, as to why he would not support any sort of legislation insuring medical care for babies delivered during botched abortions. More completely, he said: I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who … [Read more...]

Susan Rice is a Diversion from Obama’s own Words to UN – UPDATES

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The mainstream media keeps wondering about UN Ambassador Susan Rice, and the fact that post-Benghazi she went on five Sunday Mornings shows, five days after the event, to say -- over and over again -- that the attack on our Libyan consulate and the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens was all due to a video no one had ever heard of, is just odd. I mean, hey guys, almost ten days days after Rice's appearances (and five days after his administration was finally … [Read more...]

Bread and Circuses: Benghazi Becomes Sex Farce

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Somewhat apropos of what I have written here about rejecting the pop culture which drives much of conventional wisdom and traps us into mob thinking, I find myself repulsed by the number of comments I see in social media that run along the lines of "can't wait to see what SNL does with the Petraeus story" and of course, the nonstop sniggerings perpetual adolescents bring to any salacious story. A long time ago, when anticipating the sort of coup that has just taken place, I wrote: We have … [Read more...]

Benghazigate: What is being lied about, going unasked? – UPDATE

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That the president and his administration has lied to the American people about what happened at Benghazi on September 11 is undeniable. Today is October 29. It's been six weeks and our incurious press (apparently intuiting that if the administration first lied about the story and has now clammed up about it, it mustn't serve Obama's re-election efforts) is helpfully ignoring the story. The bird-dog press, who like to say the "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comforted" are doing … [Read more...]

Benghazi Travesty: 7 Hours, 4 Lives: No Scheisskopf, Please UPDATED

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CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson is committing journalism regarding Benghazi, on behalf of a citizenry that is entitled to know what the hell is going on: Some lawmakers are asking why U.S. military help from outside Libya didn't arrive as terrorists battered more than 30 Americans over the course of more than seven hours. The assault was launched by an armed mob of dozens that torched buildings and used rocket propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 rifles. CBS News has been told that, hours after … [Read more...]

No Snark: Someone needs to remind Obama

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A completely snark-free post, because the issue is serious: With the news (and the admission) that the Benghazi violence of September 11, which included the murder of our Ambassador, was not a spontaneous outburst of emotion but a planned attack -- quite possibly involving Al Qaeda -- it's worth reminding the President and the rest of the country of something important: From the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center to the attacks on New York and Washington, DC, in 2001, Al Qaeda … [Read more...]

Media Disorientation is Complete

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There is a Southern Baptist gentleman, who has corresponded with me for almost as long as this blog has been running. Early on, he would read a news report about the Pope, or the Vatican and he'd shoot me an email that amounted to an outraged "what is [the pope] or [the curia] doing! This is outrageous!" And I would write back and tell him, "wait four days or so, and when the story is fading, you'll see a correction or a clarification, that tells you the truth. But it won't be on page one, … [Read more...]