Take My Speaker, Please!

No, it’s not a threat, its a joke.  Thank you Rodney Dangerfield for your inspiration and humor.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, against the wishes of the administration, visits the middle east’s largest sponsor of terrorism, Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Apparently she is saying nothing new.  Apparently she is carrying the administration’s message; stop supporting terrorism, stop seeking to undermine the Lebanese government, recognize Israel’s right to exist, all that.  All that has been said and done before. 

Besides adding to global warming by flying over there, what was her point in going?  To appear relevant I guess, as a Co-Commander-In-Chief-Secretary-of-State.  Right, this after she tells the president to ‘calm down.’  She’s using a different version of the U.S. Constitution than the one in Washington.  Must be the moveon.org version.

Good Genocide Bad Genocide , What?

For years now, literally years, the Bush administration has had to push the United Nations into even discussing the genocide in Darfur, Africa. That’s the place where the Islamofascists have virtually taken over the government and have been on a mission to kill or otherwise displace the Christian native Africans. The U.N. can’t even agree calling what is happening there genocide. But the far left can see it as genocide. And I agree, it is. That, and the United Nations is a worthless group of anti-American, anti-West thugs.

Funny thing about it is, this country didn’t cause or start the genocide in Darfur. This administration is diplomatically trying to get African nations together to stop it themselves. Yet, the left has TV commercials all over the airwaves saying, ‘President Bush, stop the genocide’ as though he’s the one causing it. When it comes to Iraq and the war on terror it is the far left, these same people, who just want the U.S. out of Iraq. They want the Iraqi people to be left high and dry, to wallow in their own ‘civil war’ as they call it. If we were to pull out before the job is finished, there would be genocide in Iraq and it would be the left in this country that would be responsible for it. Go figure.

Troops = Football

To the far left, the ones apparently calling the shots in the Democrat(ic) party today, the troops are the political football and their game-plan it to play a game.  That’s why they have apparently put Barack Obama on their s***list, for really trying to support the troops.

In a post titled ‘Obama caves to Bush,’ the shadow party chairman (kos) says

“Instead of threatening Bush with even more restrictions and daring him to veto funding for the troops out of pique, Barack just surrendered to him.”

It is obvious that the far left is fighting the wrong war.  This is what Obama said that kos characterizes as surrendering to Bush.

If President Bush vetoes an Iraq war spending bill as promised, Congress quickly will provide the money without the withdrawal timeline the White House objects to because no lawmaker “wants to play chicken with our troops.”

Murder Rate And Murder Mentality

The City of Brotherly Love is having trouble with a seemingly out-of-control criminal element.  They reported their 100th murder yesterday.  Reminiscent of other milestones in deaths in Iraq, the 500th, 1000th, etc…  One would think that there’s a civil war going on in the city.

Philly can take solace in the fact that they’ve got a long way to go to top New Orleans, which now has a higher murder rate than the entire country of Iraq.  They have one thing in common with New Orleans that needs to be addressed.  The people, not all the people, I’ll call them the insurgents, don’t want to help themselves get rid of the problem.  Instead, they are the problem.

New Orleans residents are reluctant to come forward as witnesses, fearing retaliation. And experts say that is one of several reasons homicides are on the rise in the Big Easy at a time when other cities are seeing their murder rates plummet to levels not seen in decades.

Philly has the same problem.

‘Don’t talk to the f-ing cops,’ ” the officer quoted the woman as saying. ” ‘We handle this our own way.’ ”

The mother of a third shooting victim arrived and told police: “I know who did it, and he’s in this crowd.”  As the woman looked around for the gunman, the crowd berated her and told her to keep silent, the officer said. “People were telling her to be quiet and saying, ‘We’ll get you, bitch.’ “

What are contributing factors to this mentality?  The us vs. them attitude runs rampant and gets ignored by organizations like the NAACP who refuse to step up to address it.  The illegal immigration deniers are in the same boat.  Schools could help obviously, but the war extends to the hallways too.

The answer might have to be some tough love.  Maybe something needs to be tried like the politicians in Washington want to do in Iraq?  If it works in Iraq, why wouldn’t it work in New Orleans and Philadelphia?

UPDATE: 04/02/07, Enough is enough, it’s up to 104.