Friday, June 11, 2010

THE GREAT PRETENDER





Prophets often prophesied without ever seeing the fruition of their prophecies.

So it was with the Platters.

How could they possibly have known that their once popular song was predicting the rise to power of a man who has absolutely no idea what he is doing?

Now, I want to make it clear that I do not blame President BO for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In my opinion, that would be a really big stretch.

It is even more of a stretch to blame it on George Bush.

The spill is not even the result of lack of regulation of the off-shore oil industry (as is being floated by some real dummies).

The spill is the direct result of negligence on the part of British Petroleum (BP), whose job it was to ensure that their equipment was in order.

No amount of regulation would have prevented the spill.

Imagine a rule that said: OK, people, you can't ignore when things aren't quite right.

Guess what. It already exists. But BP ignored it anyway.

See, what so many liberals don't understand is that you don't prevent mishaps by making them illegal.

In some places, certain guns are illegal, but somehow people continue to get killed by those very types of guns.

"Can't be!" you yell, "We've made them illegal!"

Well, can be. And is.

The issue is no longer who is to blame, the issue is how is this mess going to get cleaned up?

Enter stage left: President BO.

"I take full responsibility for the clean-up."

DON'T DO THAT...IT'S NOT YOUR JOB!!

"I'll hold BP responsible and make 'em pay every dime of the clean-up."

WELL GOODIE TWO-SHOES FOR YOU. THAT'S WHO DID IT...THAT'S WHO SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE.

Why didn't you know that BEFORE you said that YOU would take the responsibility?

Three, soon to be four, trips to the Gulf later, and the spill still isn't cleaned up!

President BO seems to know that he should do SOMETHING, but he just can't figure out what that is.

May I make a suggestion? OK, well, I'm going to anyway.

DECLARE THE GULF OF MEXICO COASTLINE A NATIONAL DISASTER AREA...NOW!

That should have been the very first thing done.

Declaring it "of national significance," as Janet Napolitano did, is an absolutely useless gesture and accomplished nothing.

MOBILIZE EVERY BOAT, EVERY SHIP, EVERY BOOM, EVERY SCIENTIST AND EVERY EXPERIENCED PERSON IN THE US TO GET DOWN THERE AND GET TO WORK!

So far, the Coast Guard is the only effective entity that has been called up. Well they should have been. But they're not equipped for this.

LOOSEN THE REGULATIONS THAT PREVENT US FROM ALLOWING NON-AMERICAN TANKERS INTO THE AREA TO HELP.

What? You didn't know there was such a regulation?

That's because you believe we are an under-regulated nation.

The major stumbling block is a protectionist piece of legislation called the Jones Act which requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens. But in an emergency this law can be temporarily waived as DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff did after Katrina.

President BO continues to do what he does best: lecture; posture; threaten; and talk, talk, talk.

And still, NOTHING has gotten done.

Oh...he's also good at pretending.

ADDENDUM: Thanks to Social Sense for reminding me of this example of Presdent BO's shallow meaninglessness:

"I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the Gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. And I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.” — Barack Obama

Fact is, he treats EVERYTHING as though it were a college sophomore seminar...EVERYTHING.

27 comments:

Mustang said...

Well, I would rather he talk than transform America into a soviet junta. Unfortunately, I think it may take 100 years to undo what this communist is doing to our land —but, the under-educated American voter did elect him and so responsibility for what happens to us is clearly ours.

Joe, I’ve lost my respect for and confidence in the American people; not because they’ve made a horrible decision in Obama’s case, but because they’ve allowed three-generations of citizens to be brainwashed with socialist pap and even now are too stupid to understand the importance of maintaining American culture, understanding our history (the real history), or even knowing that you can’t seize private property and maintain a free society.

Bah.

Joe said...

"Well, I would rather he talk than transform America into a soviet junta."

I certainly agree with that.

What enrages me is that people like Shaw Kenawe make excuse after excuse for his inaction, giving him credit for words, instead.

Z's post about the missing flags, and the ensuing comments, pretty much says it all.

Incredible how many people simply didn't notice and don't care.

The United States has become the "gimmie" nation.

Leticia said...

I don't think Obama is capable of anything else, other then threatening to kick someone's a*&! I have never heard a president speak like that. It proves that the man is clueless and apparently a thug.

I agree Jo, BP needs help to clean up their mess, pronto! It is time to get the world involved and have their experts sent to help find a solution.

Susannah said...

"What enrages me is that people like Shaw Kenawe make excuse after excuse for his inaction, giving him credit for words, instead."

Yes, but he's getting less & less credit the more 'words' he uses. SK & her ilk will defend him even when he hands the keys of the US Treasury to the Chinese G'vmnt (God forbid).

"I don't think Obama is capable of anything else."

Leticia, you're so right! ;)

Joe said...

Leticia: I know that many presidents used foul language: Nixon (as evidenced on the tapes), Kennedy (evidenced on video), but in public with rancor, not so much.

Most presidents know the reason(s) he/she should act presidential. This one acts like a first year college philosophy student.

In terms of knowing his job he's way dumber than Bush ever seemed (to liberals) and he makes Sarah Palin look like a genius.

Joe said...

Susannah: I sure hope the public is catching on as it looks like some are.

perrfect1@comcast.net said...

Joe, great post....As i said before he was elected. He is just an empty suit and he is not the only one who is taking this nation down the tubes...I'm not one for conspiracy, but check out what has happened to our nation totally. I'm talking about years of chipping away at our individual freedoms...check our the courts and their decisions...Our Christian heritage is about erased from view..... certain Words are not permitted in certain areas.ie...schools,, government offices...Communist in positons of authority and influence throughout the country..Why would the black robes make CO2 a polutant???? and legislation being pushed through Congress for Cap and Trade or something like it????and giving the EPA power to regulate CO2???? What's this all about...Money????..It is scarey...........stay well,,,,I ramble......

Open Mouth Insert Foot said...

You guys are missing it. Right now Obama is having a town hall meeting. Saying something about doughnut holes... He is explaining to seniors about Obamacare and the new socialist state of health care. At least that will make the medical and pharmaceutical industries happy. He needs someone still on his side seeing as how he is going to "kick Big Oils Ass." What a joke... Can we impeach now?

Joe said...

OMIF: Well, I wish we could. Your blog post, by the way, is right on.

Mark said...

"Laughing and gay, like a clown"..

Well, laughing maybe, but probably not gay. You never know, though. He certainly plays himself up to them enough.

But....certainly...a clown.

Debbies Choice said...

Will Obama even Observe Flag Day? Inquiring minds want to know.

Quite Rightly said...

I'm with Mustang. Some days I can hardly work up respect for the many sheepsters among my fellow Americans. But I have great confidence in the conservatives I meet in the blogosphere. And that keeps me going.

Shaw Kenawe said...

What enrages me is that people like Shaw Kenawe make excuse after excuse for his inaction, giving him credit for words, instead.--JOE

Joe, I always expect you to misrepresent what I write; what I never expect is courtesy from you or Susannah and neither of you disappoint. Enrage? Take a deep breath, dear man, that's a bit over the top, n'est pas?

In my comments to you, I presented a catalogue of actions that the US Navy and Coast Guard and other US government agencies are performing in dealing with this disaster. Those are not "excuses." An excuse would go something like this:

"Mr. Obama hasn't done such and such, because of this or that."

I did not engage in making excuses; I presented a list of actions that Mr. Obama has taken in conjunction with various US government entities. And you choose to pretend those things are "nothing." Actually, I should be the one who is enraged.

"Yes, but he's getting less & less credit the more 'words' he uses. SK & her ilk will defend him even when he hands the keys of the US Treasury to the Chinese G'vmnt (God forbid)."--Susannah

And Miss Susannah--who is her own biggest fan and is giddily impressed by her own incisive bon mots--believes that in addition to her immense talents named above, she can divine whom I will defend in a future that she so confidently predicts.

Oh, and Susannah: "slup, curse, yadda, yadda, yadda"

Nice touch.

Joe said...

SK: If you do no do as Susannah suggests, then you will be guilty of inconsistancy at best, hypocracy at worse.

See, liberals are predictable. That's all there is to it. We know how you think, 'cause you tell us. We know what you think, 'cause you tell us and we know how you will think, 'cause you always have, do now and probably always will.

Simple.

As for the Navy and the Coast Guard, they have done little SINCE the spill.

They have staggered this way and that, tried this and tried that, none of which has been effective, and they have made excuses, which accomplished the sum-total of everything they have done = NOTHING.

Admittidly, the have followed exactly where President BO has led them...nowhere.

Guess what. There's oil washing ashore along the northeast coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

Where's the international help that's been offered? Turned down, that's where.

Where are the world-wide oil-spill experts who have offerd help? Turned down, that's where.

Now...55 days+ into this fiasco, and President BO is CONSIDERING allowing them to help.

CONSIDERING??????

DOUBLE OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!

SK, you're on the wrong side of this one.

Had this been Bush doing exactly the same NOTHING President BO has done, you would have personally had his head long before now.

We know that, because you are careful to be consistant in your attitude toward Bush.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"SK: If you do no do as Susannah suggests, then you will be guilty of inconsistancy at best, hypocracy at worse."--Joe

Well, if anyone would know what hypocrisy is, I'm guessing a conservative would. Your point is taken.



"...you are careful to be consistant in your attitude toward Bush."--Joe

As you are in yours toward President Obama.

I don't know how you responded, but all the conservative blogs I visited after Hurricane Katrina were praising Mr. Bush for his response after that disaster.

And many of those same conservative blogs put up tribute pages, thanking Mr. Bush for his excellent 8 years in office after Mr. Obama was inaugurated.

It cuts both way, Joe. Conservatives are just as blind to their heroes' warts as you believe Liberals are.

It is all so utterly amusing and predictable.

Everything we said about Mr. Bush during his 8 years in office, the conservatives are saying about Mr. Obama now.

Couldn't y'all at least be original?

Oh wait...I'm sorry, you're quite original, Joe. You like to refer to the US president as BO--as in "Body Odor,"--because you think his policies stink.

That is, if nothing else, original.

Bravo!

Susannah said...

Joe~ My, my...I'm now my "own biggest fan" & "giddily impressed by her own incisive bon mots" after posting one fairly benign comment?

Ouch! I must have really touched a tender nerve!

Our friend SK knows very well I have never been anything but cordial to her...She must be nursing some pretty raw wounds these days. Tread gently, please.

tha malcontent said...
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tha malcontent said...

Oh how I love Susannah!

Fix the oil spill Odumbo.. and shut up!

Obama should just take a vacation to Hawaii and let Corporate America along with the United States Military handle this mess OF HIS!.
So far all he has done is take vacations and host parties with Paul McCarthy serenading Michel ma belle. ..... well he did spend every day since his affirmative action anointment telling everybody how evil and corrupt Corporate America is so I can see why they are not really exited about bailing him out of the mess he created.
The way Obama is handling this mess HE created makes George Bush’s (Katrina) look like a speed demon in comparison. But have no fear, the incompetent Moron in the White House is going to “Kick Ass” tonight.

Joe said...

Mark: And the liberals theme song is: "Bring in the clowns."

Debbies Choice: He doesn't even like to WEAR the flag, let alone honor it.

Susannah: She is really quite vulnerable.

SK: Oh! I have an idea. Let's justify everything we do by revealing what the other does.

You'll have to give me lessons, 'cause, though I can struggle along, I'm not NEARLY as good at it as you are.

Reminds me of David and Ricky in the old Ozzie and Harriet series: "Did, too." "Did not." "Did, too." "Did not." "Did, too." "Did not."

I HATED Bush's bail-out policies, and I HATED his TARP thingy.

But everything President BO has to deal with is Bush's fault...EVERYTHING.

He takes no responsibility for raising the national debt higher than Bush did, no responsibility for increasing the budget deficit higher than Bush did, no responsibility for mishandling the Gulf oil spill (even tries to blam THAT on Bush! As do many liberals.).

In short, President BO is just plain irresponsible.

Tha Malcontent: Why am I not encouraged?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Our friend SK knows very well I have never been anything but cordial to her...She must be nursing some pretty raw wounds these days. Tread gently, please.

Dear Susannah,

You're not being honest here.

I have evidence to show that you have come to my blog and labeled me a "socialist" with absolutely no evidence to back up that charge.

No. You have not been cordial to me. You've been supercilious in your answers to me as you are to anyone who disagree with you.



And Joe, you seem to be the one who is "vulnerable" since you become "enraged" by my comments.

LOL!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Debbie's Choice.

And here "she" is again.

Whomever "Debbie's Choice" is, it's a good bet it isn't what those photos represent.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Why is "Debbie's Choice"'s photo on this Chinese hot babe website [scroll down] when her profile on her blog says this:

"I'm proud to be an American, and I am proud to have served in the United States Army. As women, we make daily choices that affect our body, soul (mind, will and emotions) and spirit.Conservative. I am Pro-life. Straight Edge. Working Class. Believer in my Creator. Unashamed to be American. Unapologetic Patriot."

I wonder why a "proud American" would choose a photo of a Chinese hot babe as her avatar.

Joe said...

SK: "Whomever "Debbie's Choice" is, it's a good bet it isn't what those photos represent."

Maybe, but you have to admit, Mustang's photo looks just like him.

What on earth are you talking about? Lot's of people avoid using pictures and personal information about themselves online.

That's not deception, that's smart.

What makes you think it was your comments and not your photo?

I didn't say is WAS your photo, I just asked how you know that isn't what enrages me.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Debbie's Choice--whomever it is, calls him/herself a "proud American" and uses a Chinese hot babe photo to represent her?

That is most definitely odd.

I believe the photo on your blog is real, and my photo is as well.

If a blogger doesn't want to reveal his or her true identity, he or she can use a photo of a flag, an eagle, or any other American symbol instead of a real photo, and we all know that.

It's just curious that the person claiming he or she is a "Debbie" chose to use a hot babe Chinese girl photo to represent a "proud American" and " Unashamed to be American."

LOL!

Mark said...

Awwww, someone hurt poor wittle Shaw's feelings!

When a Socialist comes into a Conservatives blog, the Socialist had better have a thicker skin than that.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Mark,

You sound just like Elmer Fudd.

Is he related to you?

Joe said...

No! Me! Elmer Fudd is welated tew me! Not Mawk.