Tuesday, September 3, 2013

World Leaders Try to Rein In Drunken Sailor Obama While US Buys Another Keg

Ah yes, here we go again.   Obama like a drunken sailor drew a red line on Syrian use of chemical weapons to show how tough he was on the campaign trail.  It is amazing to see our politicians, all millionaires, outraged at the idea of a President of a country using “weapons of mass destruction” against his own people.  I guess it’s important to define “weapons of mass destruction”. 

Politician like to use that term when referring to chemical weapons released on a segment of the population that kill a number of people in a defined area.  But what about the real weapons of mass destruction.  The weapons of poverty, hunger, illness, homelessness, joblessness, ignorance, hopelessness?  What about those weapons of real mass destruction.

The President of the United States and Congress have unleashed these weapons of mass destruction on the people of the United States with no visible sign of remorse what so ever.

Any attack on the people of Syria to “teach Assad a lesson” will have a price to pay for a very, very long protracted time.  So, what’s the lesson we want to exact on these people?  What’s our punishment de jour?  Depleted Uranium?  White Phosphorus?  Serin? Mustard Gas?  Agent Orange?  Napalm?

While these are all horrible, we have used all of them.  What does might against might deliver to the American people?  What did might against might deliver to the people of Vietnam, Iraq and the countless other countries?

If you drive the getaway car while your buddy robs a liquor store and kills the clerk you both are tried for murder.  Yet, chemical companies who manufacture these chemicals of death are rewarded with huge profits.  Why is it not an equal crime against humanity to manufacture these chemicals as it is to use them?

Congressman Alan Grayson said any attack on Syria would cost billions of dollars.  Yet, our politicians feel the cost is worth it even though the American people do not support it.

Look at the Fourth of July 2013, the celebration of our independence.  I wrote an article in July 2013 called “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Sequestration”.

It was Founding Father John Adams who began the tradition of fireworks on the 4th of July. In a letter he wrote to his wife Abigail, July 2, 1776, he waxed poetic about his vision of the “Glorious 4th”.  Adams said we should “solemnize” our celebration of independence with “Pomp and Parade, with Shows, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

The very next year, Adams and some of his fellow congressional representatives set up a 13 rocket display in Philadelphia. Six years after that first congressional fireworks show, in 1783, North Carolina Governor Alexander Martin issued an executive order for his state to celebrate the Fourth of July. All the other states soon copied his lead.

Yes, how noble.  Such a proud country, we accomplished so much.  Our forefathers were so wonderful, and had such of vision for our country, our people. 

What a sad testament today, look at the hollow shells we elect for President and Congress.  A bunch of despicable war mongers, with no hearts and no souls.  Just a bunch of masters of war who are personally enriched by the deaths of populations of the United States and the World.

In my article “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Sequestration” I laid out our celebration of our Independence today 2013.  The celebration of the Fourth of July now is only for the well connected and the ruling class.

2013 the Fourth of July won't have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean furloughed fireworks.

Independence Day celebrations have been canceled at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army's Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina. The annual July Fourth celebration also has been scrapped at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga.

The reason is money -- namely the lack of it.

Last year's Independence Day at the base cost about $100,000, including $25,000 for the fireworks. The big issue is paying the overtime to personnel for security, transportation, logistics and safety. Base officials said they couldn't justify paying overtime when federal workers are losing pay while furloughed. 

Brandy Rhoad Stowe says the fireworks at Camp Lejeune always were spectacular, and she said that she and her kids, ages 3 and 9, will miss them this year.

"I know fireworks might seem silly to other people," Stowe said in an interview. "But what is the Fourth of July without fireworks?"

Her husband is a master gunnery sergeant with seven combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

Stowe says she understands the budgets cuts but still feels a little shortchanged.

"It's just a bummer for the kids," she said. "It's like the Grinch stealing Christmas."

Other bases that are canceling ceremonies to mark the nation's birthday:

--Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, where the annual Jammin' July 4th put on by the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw and local city and county officials has been scrapped. The base plans a smaller "freedom bash" on July 3 with pool games, face painting and bouncy castles.

--The Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, which is scaling back by canceling the fireworks and instead hosting a daytime celebration featuring the Pacific Fleet Band and the Air Force Band of the Pacific.

These are examples of how the sequester affected one Federal Holiday, probably our most important. 

The government-wide cuts known as “the sequester” took effect March 1, forcing agencies to cut $85 billion from their budgets through September 30.

Among many the cuts, that meant furloughs of five to 11 days’ unpaid time off, depending on the agency. Six hundred fifty thousand civilian Defense Department employees will take a day off every week, beginning in July—a 20 percent pay cut.

Federal employee unions lobbied and bargained against the furloughs. They showed managers how to cut contractors rather than employee hours. They tried to protect the lowest-paid workers, but failed: furloughs will be across the board in each agency.

Workers at HUD will have seven fewer days to do their jobs, a 5 percent pay cut. “HUD helps the poorest 5 percent people in this country,” said AFGE’s HUD Council President Eddie Eitches. “All our programs are being cut: maintenance of public housing projects, subsidies for rental housing, Hurricane Sandy relief, lead-based paint, programs to keep people out of foreclosure, housing for those with AIDS, the homeless program.” 

You go to WhiteHouse.gov and try to schedule a tour of the people’s house and this is what you get:
Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours.  We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season. Please check this webpage for updates regarding this situation, or contact the White House Visitors Office 24 Hour Hotline at (202) 456-7041.

10/21/2011  President Barack Obama gave a press conference after the Super committee officially admitted it failed to reach an agreement to cut $1.2 trillion in budget spending over the next 10 years.  Obama told reporters he would veto any attempt to get rid of the automatic cuts which are set to kick in as a part of the sequester proposition, which will be triggered unless Congress reaches over the next year.

"When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”

Of course on 4th of July 2013 there was no cost spared at the White House:

If you’re looking for a way to share the 4th of July with President Obama and 1,200 of his closest friends, then look no further. At 8:10 pm tonight, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be joined by 1,200 military family members to watch a USO concert, followed by a fireworks display. You can watch the concert, which will feature a performance by the band fun., and the fireworks here, live, courtesy of The White House.

I saw this picture today, September 3rd, 2013 of Obama in the Oval Office with Biden contacting our Congress to drum up support for billions of dollars to kill Syrian people to teach them a lesson.  As despicable I find that I found the total disregard for the furniture of the people’s house by these disgusting animals even more revolting.  It made me sick.

I wondered about the history of that desk that Obama is scraping his shoes across,  so I researched it. 

This Is The President Of United States Of Americas Resolute Desk. It is a nineteenth century partners' desk that is frequently selected by U.S. presidents for use in the White House Oval Office.

It was a present from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880, and built from the timbers of the British barque-rigged ship HMS Resolute. Every president since Hayes, except Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, have used this desk. President George W. Bush had the desk moved to the Treaty Room in the Executive Residence, but President Bill Clinton returned the Resolute to the Oval Office.  This Furnishing Is over 130 Years Old.

Nice to know it is a foot rest, while drumming up support to kill innocent people.

So while Obama, Biden, Boehner, Canter, Graham, McCain all work congress to drum up support for the billions it will take to kill people in Syria, lets look at the state of our nation.

Today, our children returned to school.

Our infrastructure is crumbling, the foreclosures are rampant, hunger is all around, our people are ill with no healthcare, while our politicians cut food stamps, medicare, social security, public sector jobs, school funding and our wealthy beyond belief politicians want to kill Syrian people to teach them a lesson.

This is the richest nation in the world, but the wealth is concentrated in the hands of billionaires, many in our highest political offices where they are shielded from the ugly truth of hunger and despair.  They grieve for the children killed by chemical weapons, but the slow deaths of our children do not merit their attention.

The politicians talk a big, brave game when they send our soldiers to war, but when our finest have laid their lives down, and return the politicians could care less.  

How many more memorials must we erect?

World War II


Afghanistan (Video)

Iraq (Video)

And after all their sacrifices, they are on their own.

God help us, we know the President and Congress won't.

by Patricia Baeten

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