No To Syria ‘Save Face’ / Ego War

You know what’s coming when the two French Republicans (as Mark Levin affectionately calls them), Sens. John McCain and Lindsay Graham, are summoned to The White House for a little back-scratching session. Ostensibly for President Obama to make his case for a military attack on Syria.Graham_McCain2

And what they came up with is no reason to use our military in Syria’s civil war.

A vote against strikes to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for alleged use of chemical weapons, officials argue, could undermine Obama’s standing in the Middle East as his administration seeks to deter Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians and stabilize a region already in turmoil.

“A rejection of this resolution would be catastrophic, not just for him but for the institution of the presidency and the credibility of the United States,” Senator John McCain said after meeting with Obama at the White House on Monday.

I’m not seeing any direct threat to the security of the United States, the only reason to use the military in a foreign country. That is, if you take your oath of office seriously. Besides, it’s already too late to save our standing and credibility around the world. The proper response is to suck it up and deal with it. Learn your lesson the hard way. It’s what happens when an amateur and ideologue is also Commander-in-Cheif. Aside from there being no national security threat, by their own admission now, our military men and women don’t wear the uniform to die for flippant remarks made by their Commander-in-Chief.

The United States military is not to be used as a U.N. replacement, world policeman, or custodian for countries involved in a civil war. Like I’ve said many times before, it’s their civil war. And the only way it will end is if one side wins and the other side loses. Only then will we know what kind of State we’re dealing with.

McCain and Graham must have allowed themselves to either be hypnotized by Obama, or they are among those Republicans that reflexively cave under fear of the demagoguery to come if they buck the President. I’ll go with the latter. Demagoguery that is coming to the party no matter what they say.

It’s yet another example of caving for the sake of the party of being liked, and for appearing bi-partisan with the most partisan president in history. The Constitution be damned. A foolish behavior that never advances the interests of Republicans and, a lesson never learned.

Link: Analysis: Obama lobbies personally for Syria vote

Depravity Unchained In Jersey City

A baby born about three months premature and weighing just 2.85 pounds. Found in the apartment building’s trash can by kids playing, umbilical cord still attached.  Lucky for the boy, he’ll survive. And if the would-have-been mother is found, it will be interesting to see if she’ll be charged with murder and what kind of defense she’ll use? And who, aside from a public defender, would represent that piece of human waste.

I may be all wrong on this. Maybe this was just a self-abortion. You know, mother’s right to choose. No biggie. It was one of those late-term abortions. So the baby survived the birth. The abortion lobby, and President Obama, feel it’s OK to just let the baby die. Only difference? The woman did it herself and didn’t have an abortion clinic’s stainless steel table for it to die on. The garbage bag was all she had.

If that baby doesn’t end up severely retarded and institutionalized for the rest of his life due to what happened to him, imagine the thought of knowing that your “mother” literally put you in the trash to die.

What’s really sad, aside from the act itself, is that this kind moral depravity is not limited to Jersey City. It’s just not often that we hear about it. And, there’s no excuse for it. New Jersey has a Safe Haven law, whereby a newborn can be dropped off at a manned police or fire station, or at a hospital and not be prosecuted.

Link:  Search underway for mother of baby found in trash in Jersey City

Can’t Get On The Bus In Pensacola

The Pensacola News Journal listed holiday closings. Among them is the closing, although they didn’t actually phrase it that way, of the public bus system. Here’s what they said:

“Escambia County Area Transit will run limited service for the beach trolley route.”

Translation: If you are one of those hard-working Americans that depend on public transportation to get to work, you can thank the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 (that’s a Labor Union) for not operating today.

Want a reason to leave Pensacola? How about if you depend on public transportation to get to work, you can’t hop on a bus every Sunday and holidays. Why? Because the union really isn’t interested in you, and the city doesn’t seem to care.

Time was that Blacks had to sit in the back of the bus. Today, they can’t even get on it. But this time there’s no racial discrimination involved. Now no one can get on it and you have the ATU1395, and the city, to blame.