October 2, 2014

These are must reads

Jon Stewart skewered Congress for hiding from ISIS debate (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart ISIS ISIL Congress Debate

Jon Stewart continues his relentless attack on Congress' timidity in debating ISIS / ISIL. They continue to leave it up to President Obama to decide unilaterally if we should be at war with ISIS / ISIL Jon Stewart rightfully exposes Congress for abdicating their duty Going to war is one of most serious acts a country will endeavor on. For a Congress to be silent on the issue is unforgivable. It is a dereliction of duty for members of Congress to be all over the media criticizing the President even as they show an embarrassing level of inaction To be clear, though a majority of Americans have now been convinced that ISIS / ISIL is an existential threat to the United States even as rational thinking should prove otherwise, all of Congress should be on the record with the reasons they support deeper American involvement. Jon Stewart in his piece above shows a vibrant debate in the British Parliament. Jon Stewart used two snippets to illustrate Congressional dysfunction and hypocrisy. He shows Speaker … [Read more...]

John Boehner seem to be pushing American boots on the ground in Iraq AGAIN

John Boehner Boots on the Ground

John Boehner is continuing the escalation.  The drumbeat to war is on again. America should be tired of the false choices they are continuously asked to make. No more false choices. Speak up to John Boehner & President Obama To be clear, ISIS / ISIL is a barbaric, murderous, despicable group. That can be said for many groups throughout the world that get no attention because they are in parts of the world we do not care about. Before America goes into war or creep into war, it must be determined if the price to go in is morally, financially, and humanely in our interest. General Zinni said ISIS / ISIL is not an existential threat to the US on the Bill Maher show on Friday. In fact he stated it is a regional threat. That said, he acknowledged Ebola as an existential threat to the world that merits much more attention. This opinion is shared by many others as stated in the Bill Maher piece. President Obama should follow his two simple but important doctrines. Don’t do stupid stuff. Just … [Read more...]

Bill Maher most sensible discussion on ISIS–The wrong threat

Bill Maher ISIS ISIL Real Time

While Bill Maher's New Rules was a distraction and an unnecessary attack on both Islam and Christianity, he likely had one of the most sensible and substantive discussions on ISIS earlier on. Specifically discussed was whether America is aggressively addressing the proper threat. Real Time with Bill Maher most substantive discussion on US reaction to ISIS / ISIL Bill Maher had John Feehery, Right Wing Republican & President of Quinn Gillespie Communications, General Anthony Zinni, and Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist on his show Real Time With Bill Maher. It provided a multi-angled discussion from a satirist, a war monger, a general, and a pragmatist. True to form the ultimate consensus was not difficult to discern. When Bill Maher asked if Americans are not always scared of the wrong thing, the ultimate answer was clear. He previously presented the threat Ebola had on the world based on the President and others’ statements. General Anthony Zinni ultimately agreed and said that while ISIS … [Read more...]

GOP Rep Doug Lamborn is urging generals to resign in a blaze of glory to oppose the president (VIDEO)

GOP Rep Doug Lamborn is urging generals to resign in a blaze of glory to oppose the president

Is attempting to undermine a president with his  generals during a war treasonous in nature? GOP Rep Doug Lamborn is urging generals to resign in ‘”a blaze of glory” to oppose the president. Is this not an unpatriotic act? Doug Lamborn (R-CO) attempting to undermine the President during a war GOP Congressman Doug Lamborn sits on the House Armed Services Committee. He is a constant partisan critic of the president. According to the Colorado Independent, Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn said that “behind the scenes” he and other Republican members of Congress were encouraging military officers to resign in protest over President Obama’s foreign policy. “[L]et me reassure you on this,” Lamborn told a small gathering of so-called liberty voters in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. “A lot of us are talking to the generals behind the scenes, saying, ‘Hey, if you disagree with the policy that the White House has given you, let’s have a resignation.’ “You know, let’s have a pubic resignation, and state your … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart slams Fox News for Obama’s coffee cup salute critique (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart mocks Fox New hypocrisy Jon Stewart slammed the news media, specifically Fox News for their hypocritical coverage of President Obama’s ‘Coffee Cup Salute.” One would think the President punched the marine that was saluting him as he exited the Presidential helicopter. Jon Stewart showed snippets of Karl Rove and other Fox News talking heads criticizing the President vehemently for saluting a marine while holding a cup of coffee in his saluting hand. They used terms like ‘outlandish’, ‘disappointing’, ‘complete disrespect for the men and women in uniform’, ‘it looks terrible’, ‘insensitive’,  ‘learn the proper respect of the salute’. Maybe these talking heads should learn the proper respect of the President  and the presidency. “Shut up,”  Jon Stewart said. “You don’t really care. You have no principle about this. You are just trying to score points in a game that no one else is playing.” Jon Stewart then goes on to show the hypocrisy and slammed Fox News. He shows Fox News Eric Bolling first … [Read more...]

America more ignorant because guys like these have a platform?

Steve Stockman. Greg Gutfeld

These ignorant statements are a clear and present danger to our society Politicians that are either willfully ignorant or grossly unqualified for the commentary they provide to their constituents are everywhere in Washington. This statement by one such politician is probative. “The last thing I asked him which I can’t get answers to,” said Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX). “How long will it take for the sea level to rise two feet? Think about it. If your ice cube melts in your glass it doesn't overflow. It’s displacement. … Some of the things that they are talking about mathematically and scientifically don’t make sense.” Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX) seems ignorant to the fact that the melting ice causing the rise in the ocean is on land. As such when it flows into the ocean the sea level will rise. The entire hearing can be found here. Many other Congress people showed similar ignorance. Jon Stewart did a skit on them a few days ago that is worth watching. Anti-intellectualism in the media is rampant as … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart exposes a big congressional embarrassment (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart ignorance congress climate change

Does Jon Stewart expose willful or real ignorance? Last night Jon Stewart exposed a dirty BIG secret in Congress. This is really an embarrassment not only in the US but abroad. Jon Stewart starts his skit by playfully mocking the amateurish coverage of the climate change march in New York. He then went to the meat of the skit. “You may be thinking,” John Stewart said. “Do we really need a march to raise awareness about global climate change? I mean it is an accepted scientific phenomena pretty much everywhere. Here is why you need the march. It is accepted pretty much everywhere but there is one place called The United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. This is true.” Jon Stewart then went on to excoriate the ignorance of congressmen at a hearing in that committee that occurred last week. They were discussing the President’s plan to shrink carbon emission by 30% by 2030. Presidential science advisor John Holdren was responsible for attempting to put some … [Read more...]

President Obama statement on military strikes against ISIS ISIL in Syria (VIDEO)

Obama ISIS ISIL Syria Military strike

President Obama delivers statement on military strike against ISIS ISIL in Syria President Obama addressed the media on the White House lawn this morning. “Last night on my orders,” President Obama said. “American armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria.” President Obama thanked the pilots and all of  those involved in the operation. He referred to the strategy he outlined earlier this month where he said he would target ISIS ISIL in Iraq and Syria. He said then America would operate as a part of a broad coalition. President Obama said that was done. “We were joined in this actions by our friends and partners,” President Obama said. “Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan, Bahrain, and Qatar. America is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these nations on behalf of our common security.” The President went on to say that the strength of the coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone. He said that we will move on with the plan … [Read more...]

Texas is not a Red State. It’s a nonvoting state waiting for a reason to vote

Texas Red State Blue State Vote

It does not matter whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian, a Green, or a member of any other party. Many have died in order to provide every Texan, every American the right to vote. Many consider Texas a Red State. There has been much talk about Texas becoming a purple state or even a blue state. Texas will be none of them if most of it’s citizens are not voting. To believe that a Texas that suddenly starts voting will make it a Purple or Blue state is wishful thinking. Demographics is not necessarily probative. Making the case that any specific demographic would do better if they vote is the answer.  Many Texas Democratic politicians buy into the outdated narrative that Texas is a conservative state. As such many of them come across as 'run of the mill' Republicans. A Battleground Texas volunteer working at a large outdoor event recently attempted to register several young people. Their response was predictable. They did not want to be bothered because they perceived no significant … [Read more...]

Bill Maher chastises gullible America for missing the real enemy (VIDEO)

Bill Maher ISIS Monsanto

Bill Maher in his rather harsh piece chastises Americans for their gullibility. He expresses the frustration of many who realize that Americans once again are being conned into war. One only hopes that the repetition will work. Many with a platform are starting  to speak up. The mistakes of the past can be abated if we spread the light. Light is the best disinfectant. Bill Maher starts his skit graphic enough. “When it comes to being baited into war,” Bill Maher said. “America has to try a little harder to not be so f*cking easy.” Bill Maher goes ballistic on Americans’ gullibility Just a few months ago, polls show Americans were sick of war. They had enough. They were anxious to stay out of the Middle East. Then they saw two beheadings and overnight they were like, oh war , we can’t stay mad at you. … You know conservatives love to vilify anyone who doesn’t want to immediately throw down as appeasers. But when you are dealing with terrorists, whose aim is to bait us into overreaction, and you … [Read more...]