Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beer Summit

Much ado has been made about the Obama/Gates/Crowley meeting in the White House tomorrow. I call it the "Beer Summit." I find it interesting that with North Korea out of control, escalating violence in Iraq & Afghanistan, the economy in peril, energy and health care issues at a critical stage and much more, that the president would find it necessary to have a get together with two men over a local dispute.

Here is what I am really thinking. Are you nuts??!!!! Here I am as a tax payer being asked, actually not even being asked, to pay for a round trip for these men form Boston to DC, food & beer, so the President can have a photo op. Immagine Bill Clinton inviting OJ & Det. Mark Furman to the WH for a beer to resolve their differences, or better yet President Bush asking Kanye & 50 Cents over for beer. Yeah you get the picture.

I have a better idea. If Gates & Crowley really want to make up let them do it in a pub in Cambridge, Harvard or Boston. In their area, and on their dime. Then all President Obama has to do is, in his next press conference, make a very brief statement saying- "I was wrong, and I apologize."

But no, he will not and cannot do that. He can go all over the world and apologize for America's wrongs but he cannot apologize for Barack Obama's wrongs. That is because in his intellectually elitist mind he is never wrong. He is, after all, the "smartest man in the world," and surrounded by the rest of the smartest people in the world.

So, while everyone in the media is trying to figure out which beer the men will be drinking or how they can get in and see or hear what is being said, I only want to know, how much is this costing us, the tax payer, and why??

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Russia Did Not Get the Memo

I do not know how many people have seen the video clip from the Obama Russia visit in which man after man refuses to shake his hand moving on to enthusiastically shake the hand of the Russian president .

The "Mainstream Media" obviously buried it and that is a disgrace. Imagine if this had been President Bush. Do you really believe the media would have overlooked it? Not a chance.

But I do have to say that after my initial shock and thoughts of how typical this is of the MSM, I was hit with a few other surprising reactions.

1) I thought how childish and blatantly disrespectful of the Russians. They are acting like grade school children playing a cruel joke on one they do not like and wish to humiliate.

2) Regardless of what I may think of his policies and character, he is still my president and when he is disrespected we all are disrespected.

3) As a black person growing up in the 50s and 60s, I could not but bristle with anger at the appearance of racism.

The big picture is that we are still America and while the Obama administration wants to paint a picture that their new tone and "reset button" will make a positive difference in international relations, Russia is still Russia and its leaders live to exploit weakness in others.

I hope someone wakes this president and those around him up before what he experienced bfalls us all.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lessons From Die Hard- Where's John McClain?

In 1988 Bruce Willis stormed on the scene as Officer John McClain in the first of the highly successful Die Hard Movies. While the others were mostly good, as is so often the case the first installment took us all by surprise and is hard to beat.

No, I am not turning movie critic but I recently had a startling revelation regarding the Obama administration and their posse that fits so well with this analogy, I surprised myself.

Let’s go back and look at the story. A group of terrorists took control of the Nakatomi Bank building. They gave every impression that they were intent on causing a terror incident, and some of them even had prior terrorist credentials and ties. While the local police have no clue as to what is going on, the FBI thinks they do. They are convinced that they are dealing with a terrorist situation. But they are wrong.

So, for the biggest part of the film police, FBI and even the audience is under the impression that we are dealing with terrorists who have political interests. As we learn, however, the villains in the film were nothing more than sophisticated bank robbers. Just common crooks with high tech tools.

This led me to think recently; what if while Republicans and conservatives at large are under the impression that the Obama administration, their cohorts in Congress and their special interests ties are the real life version of the criminals who took over the Nakatomi building? What if we are over thinking this and they are simply sophisticated crooks?

What was the big plan of the crooks in the film to get away with their plunder? It was a plot to divert attention from their real motives, then to destroy the entire building and create such a mess that it would take authorities a very long time to discover what had really taken place.

Could it be that the Obama administration and their posse are doing the same? That they are simply working their plan to rob the biggest bank in the world, the U.S. Treasury, and all of the political stuff is just a diversion?

What if they are purposely destroying the bank and the structure in order to hide the fact that they are simply robbing the bank. By the time we clear the debris they will be long gone.

Who are the perps? The Obama’s, his staff (Czars included), Democrat Party leaders, labor unions, certain banking officials, Acorn, the environmental lobby, and other special interests.

I am not going to get into details as others, Glenn Beck at the top of the list, have done or are doing a great job with in depth research on the money trail. I refer you to him and others in that. I am just wanting to throw a dead body from the 57th floor and fire shots to get someone’s attention that something is not right and needs to be checked out.

The alarms should be going off. Who will respond? It is similar to Office John McClain inside the bank seeing what is going on trying to warn those outside but to no avail. I certainly hope that someone hears, connects the dots and stops the heist before the bank is destroyed and lots of people with it.

Eddie Huff