"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge."

Friday, March 25, 2011

Kinetic Post Modern Ouija Board Diplomacy & Politcal Theatre of the Absurd

Once again in Libya like Afghanistan with the mujaheddin we are contemplating arming those who are more than likely our enemies. Who exactly are we helping and protecting, and who is in command and control of our troops?   

This administration's policy in Libya is more than a few days late and short of an organized coalition has our allies in some cases on different pages than the United States and less than clear or willing to make the contributions as promised. 

At this point one could argue it might be a credible exercise to fire every analyst and bureaucrat in the State Department writing policy and cleaning house at the NSA, NIE and the CIA.

It is fair to say these agencies appear to be wasting our money. When was the last time they were right? Given their track record a Ouija board, or a pin the tail on the donkey game or dart board would be as effective in determining who to arm or who is a reliable partner worthy of our investment of foreign aid dollars.

So far we have fired 170 tomahawks  at Gaddafi's forces, well near a 100 million dollars in missiles alone. That money hasn't bought very much peace or protection for Libyan citizens, or earned us any allies.

Both Democrats and Republicans alike are miffed and unhappy with how the Administration has handled the decision to use military force in Libya, and many  Congressmen are questioning the Constitutionality of the administrations choices for this action.

The Obama Administration is still in the unbelievable process of sorting out just who should be the front man  for the United States at NATO.   John Bolton in this interview said,  "...I do think there's a lingering problem here that could get worse. And that is, his willingness to allow Americans to be put under foreign command. Really, not since World War I, America's first entry under the European stage have we been under the ultimate command of foreigners. We've had interwoven commands in other battles. But he has very casually said, foreigners are going to command this in the next few days. I think that is something Congress ought to debate. I don't think there's a Constitutional issue here but I think there's a real issue of national security in putting our young men and women under foreign command."

It is more than obvious critical thinking is not emanating from either the Obama Administration, the Department of State or the NSA and CIA. Or the other more likely deduction is that the Obama Administration is so busy promoting their Post American Policy they refuse even the most obvious facts.  Facts that do not fit Obama's vile and apologetic vision of America and the World.

On Monday Obama is supposed to address  to the United States, and explain his policy.
Looks like the Obama Administration has a very bad case of Ready, Fire, Aim.

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Milestone...Will Ya Still Need Read Me, 'Will Ya Still Need Me When I'm 64'?

I think I look pretty good for an old broad.

Not much of a blog today but I thought I should mark that I have reached a Beatles' milestone, Mr. OK, my most wonderful hubby says that he still loves me the same as he ever did.

We make quite the pair.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Government Too Big for Our Wallets

Our government is so big we have no idea how many programs we are paying for that duplicate one another.

I do not care what the position is, police firemen what ever there should be not one federally employed union worker.

One of our primary objectives as Tax payers should be to insure that there is no duplication of programs from the local to the Federal level. If my community can do it there should be no matching grants.

This is one of the ways we gotten into so much financial trouble.

If my community can do it and pay for the service my county should not.  If my county provides the service my State should not and if my State provides the service the federal government should not.

If there is some service I think that my community or state should pay for but do not and I feel strongly that I need to have that program or service I should seek out the community that provides it and move there and support their tax system.

Better yet I should find a away to pay for it myself instead of expecting my neighbors to pay my freight.

It takes a village of idiots thinking that they deserve to be coddled from the cradle to the grave by a government to wreak this sort of financial havoc.

The sad thing is we are supporting a good chunk of the world this way and since our ability to export goods and services is crippled by tariffs and taxes by our 'partner nations' it is going to be a long and painful process to straighten out our national financial nightmare. We no longer make things, and our labor force with the jobs (now overseas) that supported the lunacy of care taking the entire world has been shifted off shore.

Soon there may not even be any executive jobs at McDonald's.

Better buy a wheel barrow while you can.