Quotes of the day

posted at 10:39 pm on April 25, 2011 by Allahpundit

“Syria sharply escalated its already deadly campaign to crush a five-week uprising early Monday, sending troops backed by tanks, snipers and knife-wielding security forces into the southern city where the rebellion began, according to witnesses and activists…

“Monday appeared to be the first time the authorities have sent tanks into population centers since the protests began…

“A leading Syrian rights campaigner Suhair Atassi said that authorities were launching a war to ‘annihilate pro-democracy movement,’ according to Reuters.”

***
“‘It’s clear there’s now a strategy to crush any form of dissent using overwhelming force,’ Nadim Houry, Human Rights Watch’s senior researcher for Syria and Lebanon, told TIME. ‘There’s been a decision that they will tolerate no more dissent and that this has to end… They are still operating as if they’re under the emergency law, picking up people without arrest warrants, nothing has changed. if anything it’s gotten worse.’”

***
“Obama administration officials said they are readying orders that would freeze U.S. assets of senior Syrian officials and deny them permission to travel in the United States.

“U.S. sanctions are unlikely to produce a dramatic effect because Syrian officials apparently own few U.S. assets. But the move signaled a notable shift by the Obama administration, which has worked hard to build better relations with Damascus, a regime it considers a strategic key for security in the Middle East.”

***
“We want the American people, with this video, to understand what the unarmed young people of Syria demanding freedom are up against. We will never stop until we get our freedom. By sharing with you these horrors, Syrians are not asking for boots on the grounds, or even military action of any kind. But we are asking for your support to mobilize policy makers in the U.S. to condemn Assad and to put him, and his killers, up for trial in a court of international law for crimes against humanity.”

Click the image to watch.

***
“President Obama seems to want to leave the position of the leader of the free world vacant deliberately, to prove a point about our limits and our deference to others. He’s holding an ongoing world seminar on the dispensability of the formerly indispensable nation

“When protests broke out in Syria, a country run by an Assad family mafia that has facilitated the killing of American soldiers in Iraq, Obama could barely summon a harshly negative statement when the regime began shooting people. Elsewhere in the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring is a decidedly ambiguous affair. It is toppling flawed U.S. allies, with no guarantee anything better will replace them. In Syria, it’s much simpler: A ruthless anti-American regime seeks its survival by firing live ammunition at funeral-goers.

“For the realist, the unrest presented the opportunity to give an enemy of the United States a good, hard shove. For the idealist, it presented the opportunity to stand up for what’s right. The Obama administration initially did neither. Softheaded and hardhearted, the administration mumbled bromides about how it sure hoped Bashar al-Assad would begin reforming soon. Must America be so naive about its enemies and so shamefaced about its values?”

***
“The violence in Syria echoes that of what happened in Libya, with dozens of civilian protestors being killed at the hand of a Middle East leader, yet the White House is defending its response so far to the unrest in Syria by arguing that the two scenarios are different.

“White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Libya was a ‘unique situation’ in that large portions of the country were out of control.

“‘We had a [Muammar al-]Qaddafi regime that was moving against its own people in a coordinated military fashion and was about to assault a very large city on the promise that it would show it — the regime would show that city and its residents no mercy,’ Carney said of Libya.

“He also says that with Libya, there was also an international consensus to act and support from the Arab League for action.”


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Epic fail by this administration.

sandee on April 25, 2011 at 10:42 PM

“Obama administration officials said they are readying orders that would freeze U.S. assets of senior Syrian officials and deny them permission to travel in the United States.

Extend that to the whole damned Arab world, with my blessing. Christian converts only.

disa on April 25, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Every time I see Spokes Hole Carney I always wonder if his mom knows he’s staying up past his bedtime.

BigWyo on April 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Mini mystery: Where’s Hillary Clinton?

So it was very unusual when this week’s State Department public “week ahead” itinerary described Clinton as having no public appointments at all on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Indeed, her first public appointment is not scheduled until Thursday morning—and that is a highly ceremonial appearance: officiating at a symbolic swearing-in of children of State Department employees participating in take your child to work today.

What’s more, Clinton is conspicuously missing—even by videoconference—from the list of senior Obama national security advisers and cabinet chiefs due to meet with the President today on Afghanistan and Pakistan at 11:30 AM.

Asked about her absence from the list, a White House spokesman said he doesn’t know why she’s not participating in the Af-Pak powwow, directing a reporter to ask her office.

SouthernGent on April 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

“Obama administration officials said they are readying orders that would freeze U.S. assets of senior Syrian officials and deny them permission to travel in the United States.

Good job! That’ll teach ‘em! Works every time!

predator on April 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Carney should enter the women gymnastics event in the next Olympic.

bayview on April 25, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Every time I see Spokes Hole Carney I always wonder if his mom knows he’s staying up past his bedtime.

BigWyo on April 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Mom Carney, the first time she saw her “baby” on TV:

“OMG, I thought he was still down in the basement, picking his nose and posting on lefty blogs!” *faints*

predator on April 25, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Gee, it’s almost as if we elected a president with ZERO experience in the field of foreign policy.

Bruce MacMahon on April 25, 2011 at 10:52 PM

The Part Time President fails again.

Knucklehead on April 25, 2011 at 10:55 PM

Not knowing who said what drives me crazy. I love all things Hot Air except ‘Quotes’.

solidaction on April 25, 2011 at 10:56 PM

O/T:
Breaking news:

One of Charlie Sheen’s porn-star girl friends has dumped him. *grabs hankie, wipes away tears*

predator on April 25, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Not knowing who said what drives me crazy. I love all things Hot Air except ‘Quotes’.

solidaction on April 25, 2011 at 10:56 PM

The links in blue will serve you true.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 10:58 PM

The links in blue will serve you true.

I get click weary by this time of day.

solidaction on April 25, 2011 at 11:02 PM

The Stakes in Syria, and Obama’s Silence
Max Boot 04.21.2011 – 12:35 PM
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Until now I have not been overly critical of the Obama administration’s response to the Arab Spring. Although the president has often been tardy and hesitant, he has generally done the right thing by backing the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen in their desire to be rid of hated dictators. What I find puzzling, even inexplicable, is his failure to speak out more forcefully on behalf of the Syrian people who are in open revolt against one of the most anti-American dictators in the entire region.

Bashar Assad is an integral part of the Iranian strategy to dominate the region; without Syrian help, the Iranians would be hard put to funnel support to Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terrorist groups that are much closer to Damascus than they are to Tehran. The Assad regime has even gone so far as to connive in the murder and kidnapping of Americans, from Lebanon in the 1980s to Iraq more recently.

In the case of Egypt, it is not that hard to imagine that a future government will be a lot less friendly to Western interests than Hosni Mubarak was. In the case of Syria, it’s hard to imagine that any future regime could be more hostile to the West than the Assad regime.

Even if some type of Muslim Brotherhood-backed regime takes over in Syria—which is a possible if not probable outcome—it would probably still be a win for the West, because it would not as easy for a Sunni leader to cooperate with Shiite Iran as it is for the Alawites now in power. (The Alawites are a Shiite sect.)

Israelis are understandably perturbed by the possibility of turmoil on their border but they should understand that what has kept Syria from openly attacking Israel since 1973 (there was also a short, sharp dust-up in 1982 which cost the Syrians a significant part of their air force and air defenses) is not any softening on the part of the Assad regime; it is sheer terror of Israeli retaliation. Even while avoiding a frontal clash with the IDF, Assad has been funneling copious quantities of aid to Hezbollah and Hamas, among other groups, which they can then use against Israel. He has also plotted to develop nuclear weapons—or at least he did until Israeli aircraft bombed his reactor in 2007.

Presumably any future Syrian regime—unless it is run by suicidal lunatics who would make Mahmoud Ahmadinejad look rational and cautious by comparison—would be equally deterred from openly attacking Israel. It is just possible, moreover, that a successor to Assad might actually be less hostile to the “Zionist entity,” or at least might put less emphasis on anti-Zionism as a cornerstone of Syrian policy, choosing to pursue domestic development instead. It is possible, too, that Assad’s successor may choose to give up Syria’s decades-old quest to dominate Lebanon (whose independence many Syrians still refuse to accept).

If this were to come to pass, there would be a huge strategic swing in the Middle East away from the radical bloc led by Iran and toward the more pro-Western side. Those are the stakes in Syria. They could not be any bigger.

Given how much the U.S. stands to benefit from Assad’s downfall, it is downright curious that President Obama has been so mealy-mouthed and hesitant in speaking and acting in favor of the demonstrators. Why isn’t he condemning the slaughter of innocent protesters more loudly? Why isn’t he orchestrating international sanctions against the Assad regime? Why isn’t he freezing the assets of Assad and his retainers and referring them for international prosecution? Why isn’t he sending non-military aid to regime opponents?

There is no need for military action but there is much more we could do at this stage to encourage the peaceful overthrow of the dictator in Damascus. That Obama isn’t doing any of it is simply a head-scratcher.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/04/21/stakes-in-syria-and-obamas-silence/

canopfor on April 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:02 PM

SouthernGent on April 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Probably getting some facial “toning”…if you know what I mean. It takes a while for the puffiness to recede.

onlineanalyst on April 25, 2011 at 11:04 PM

I get click weary by this time of day.

solidaction on April 25, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Then you need Five Hour Energy! Only $2.99 a bottle! Get it now at any convenient store in Amurica!

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Must America be so naive about its enemies and so shamefaced about its values?”

But The One believes our enemies are only ourselves, and that our values stink. So he is not naive at all.

PattyJ on April 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I’m not sure if this is the same,but its over #7 Minutes
in length*GRAPHIC*
**********************

Syrian Protesters Shot Down while Shouting “We Are Peaceful”Max Boot 04.24.2011 – 11:50 AM
========================================

A friend sent me a link to this *clip on YouTube, which apparently shows Syrian security forces shooting down peaceful demonstrators. It takes a strong stomach to watch this—it is not for the faint of heart.

*click the clip thingy!
===========================

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/04/24/syrians-shot-down-while-shouting-we-are-peaceful/

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM

“He also says that with Libya, there was also an international consensus to act and support from the Arab League for action.”

What about an American consensus, sir? Or doesn’t this administration give a damn about that before committing American blood and treasure in a foreign war?

Socratease on April 25, 2011 at 11:13 PM

These people are about a week away from burning an American flag and yelling “Death to the Great Satan America”. I really could care less about ME muslims at this point. We need to drill for our own fricking oil and get away from them…

CCRWM on April 25, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Or doesn’t this administration give a damn about that before committing American blood and treasure in a foreign war?

Socratease on April 25, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Short answer: No.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:15 PM

When you’ve lost Trudeau…

jawbone on April 25, 2011 at 11:15 PM

So,I’m thinking,isn’t this more about Syrians who are
armed and financed by Iran,so um…isn’t it really Jihady Goon
Thuggery on Goon Thugs?!

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM

The links in blue will serve you true.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 10:58 PM

What about the vessel with the pestle?

cthulhu on April 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM

I’m sure we , “view this with alarm”. Poo.

Mason on April 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Ho – hummm.

Same old, same old …

The king is dead, long live the king.

OldEnglish on April 25, 2011 at 11:17 PM

When you’ve lost Trudeau…

jawbone on April 25, 2011 at 11:15 PM

jawbone:You gain a Mulroney!!(sarc).

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Assad has nothing to worry about. He’s watching us half-a$$ it in Libya. He knows he can do whatever he wants.

joejm65 on April 25, 2011 at 11:19 PM

What about the vessel with the pestle?

cthulhu on April 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM

A valuable tool, if the mortar is to seal a grave for a knave.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Enough of these minor problems..We have the Royal wedding this Friday!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:23 PM

When you’ve lost Trudeau…

jawbone on April 25, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Excellent point!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Assad has nothing to worry about. He’s watching us half-a$$ it in Libya. He knows he can do whatever he wants.

joejm65 on April 25, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Hell, every thug dictator in the world knows they can do what they want with the Lousy-Golfer-in-Chief running things.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Oh boy!
=========

“Let Israel Come”
04.25.2011
**********
*****************

The AP and other news organizations are reporting that Syria’s Assad government has taken out the mailed fist and has slammed into Daraa with tanks, snipers, and thousands of troops. This, of course, is all too reminiscent of the Hama massacre in 1982, when Hafez al-Assad’s ordered his brother, Rifaat al-Assad to lay that city waste to suppress a rebellion centered there. Somewhere between ten and forty thousand Syrians died and the city looked like Berlin in 1945 .

The AP report has a remarkable quote:

“Let Obama come and take Syria. Let Israel come and take Syria. Let the Jews come,” shouted one Daraa resident over the phone. ”Anything is better than Bashar Assad,” he said, playing on Syria’s hatred for Israel to highlight how much town residents despise their leader.

If that’s what people in the streets of Syria are saying, I suspect the days of the Assad regime are numbered, however many tanks and soldiers they deploy.(More….)

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/04/25/let-israel-come/

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM

“President Obama seems to want to leave the position of the leader of the free world vacant deliberately, to prove a point about our limits and our deference to others. He’s holding an ongoing world seminar on the dispensability of the formerly indispensable nation…

Yeah, and he is doing it in the worst way possible. Or according to plan, which, face it, is the same thing.

Must America be led by a man so naive about its enemies and so shamefaced about its values?”

FIFY Lowry.

Dusty on April 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM

The Syrian people and their government should stop this nonsense and get back to doing something constructive, like hating Israel.

rickyricardo on April 25, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Enough of these minor problems..We have the Royal wedding this Friday!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Holy Crap! I forgot about that! Tell me, dire, what have I missed?

*don’t you dare*

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:25 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM

This is really cool!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Enough of these minor problems..We have the Royal wedding this Friday!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Dire Straits:Must you bring up,priorities,haha!!:)

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:29 PM

Joke du jour: The Onion Fools The New York Times With Fake Obama Tiger Beat Cover…

Layers and layers of fact-checking, right?

slickwillie2001 on April 25, 2011 at 11:30 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM
This is really cool!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:28 PM

let me try that again!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:31 PM

slickwillie2001 on April 25, 2011 at 11:30 PM

BWAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAA!

The New York Times–All the news that’s fit to line your bird cage.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:33 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:29 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:33 PM

“Obama administration officials said they are readying orders that would freeze U.S. assets of senior Syrian officials and deny them permission to travel in the United States.

Good job! That’ll teach ‘em! Works every time!

predator on April 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Yep. Look at how well Carter freezing the Iranian assets 30 years ago worked in deposing what could have been a tyrannical Islamic regime.

Oh. wait.

AZfederalist on April 25, 2011 at 11:34 PM

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:25 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:34 PM

“President Obama seems to want to leave the position of the leader of the free world vacant deliberately, to prove a point about our limits and our deference to others.

“My Muslim faith.”

davidk on April 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM

This is really cool!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Yep. I’ll never forget when I was in the pilot’s seat of that shuttle. I looked out my pilot’s window and saw that passenger jet, and I thought to myself, “I’ll bet those people in that plane are really gettin’ off on this. True story!”–Joe Biden.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:38 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM
====================
This is really cool!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:28 PM
let me try that again!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Dire Straits:Sweet,too late…already seen it,thankyou
tho!

Hey,btw,last Space Shuttle Launch on the 29th!
—:)

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:38 PM

ROFL!..:)

PS..I have always wanted to see a shuttle launch!..Thanks to Obie I can scratch that off my bucket list!..:(

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Did you see the Bedtime Totty!!!..@n@..WOW!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:42 PM

PS..I have always wanted to see a shuttle launch!..Thanks to Obie I can scratch that off my bucket list!..:(

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM

You should have tightened up your cred with Joe “Nobody Messes With Joe” Biden, and you probably could have ridden with him. Let that be a lesson.:)

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:44 PM

“White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Libya was a ‘unique situation’ in that large portions of the country were out of control.
“‘We had a [Muammar al-]Qaddafi regime that was moving against its own people in a coordinated military fashion and was about to assault a very large city on the promise that it would show it — the regime would show that city and its residents no mercy,’ Carney said of Libya.
“He also says that with Libya, there was also an international consensus to act and support from the Arab League for action.”

Don’t believe this. The U.N. ‘humanitarian council’ knows this was a fabrication, the ‘massacre’ in Libya. It was a ruse to get the Europeans in. Obama lead from behind.

In re: to Syria, if Obama were smart, and with Israel, which is neither, he’d throw out the dummy in Syria. A friendlier gov’t in Syria would cut off the supply routes to Hezbollah and Hamas and would solve much in the region, in addition to knocking Iran a step down.

Alas, Obama leads from behind, again.

“Winning the Future”

“Leaning Forward”

“Leading from Behind”.

In the process the present is lost.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2011 at 11:46 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM
======================================

Did you see the Bedtime Totty!!!..@n@..WOW!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Dire Straits:Oy…*looks over shoulder for wifey*,haha!:)

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:47 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:02 PM

If you watch Glenn Beck’s show on foxnews, his theory is that Obama wants all of this chaos to surround Israel because Obama wants that country to fail and fall to the muslims. That would explain Obama’s instinctively “bad moves” in this region, as they have run counter to the US and Israel’s best interests.

karenhasfreedom on April 25, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Already,I’m heading out,you guys watch the gate,
and man the towers,

Nite All——————:)

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:49 PM

The Unprecedented President Present is ineffectual? Who do these people think they are, an Olympic Committee?

trubble on April 25, 2011 at 11:49 PM

No matter how you slice it- total incompetent or evil genius-
Obama is
the. worst. president. ever.

justltl on April 25, 2011 at 11:51 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Nighty night.

Electrongod on April 25, 2011 at 11:52 PM

“President Obama seems to want to leave the position of the leader of the free world vacant deliberately, to prove a point about our limits and our deference to others.

“My Muslim faith.”

davidk on April 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM

What was that other quote:

Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower”

Yeah, he’s content to let that position expire.

AZfederalist on April 25, 2011 at 11:53 PM

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:02 PM
If you watch Glenn Beck’s show on foxnews, his theory is that Obama wants all of this chaos to surround Israel because Obama wants that country to fail and fall to the muslims. That would explain Obama’s instinctively “bad moves” in this region, as they have run counter to the US and Israel’s best interests.

karenhasfreedom on April 25, 2011 at 11:48 PM

karenhasfreedom:So true,heres a great site,a womens
Foreign/Military perspective!!:)
=================================================

American Exceptionalism, Foreign Policy Initiatives, Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic, Intelligence and Military Analysis
************

http://greatsatansgirlfriend.blogspot.com/
=====================================

Already,again,Nite all—————-:)

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:55 PM

Did you see the Bedtime Totty!!!..@n@..WOW!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Dire Straits:Oy…*looks over shoulder for wifey*,haha!:)

canopfor on April 25, 2011 at 11:47 PM

OK, did I miss something? Don’t hold out on me, guys.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:56 PM

This turd of a President sure can pick those spokesmen can’t he? Gibbs and Carney sure are cut from the same cloth it seems. Flush the whole punch bowl I say……….

J.

JohnnyMojo on April 25, 2011 at 11:58 PM

karenhasfreedom on April 25, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Yeah, people like Bull O’Really and his supposed “opponents” in the left-wing press can say he’s not a Muslim all they want. Maybe he isn’t. But no one will ever convince me that he isn’t a Muzzie sympathizer.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Go to the Theo Spark website.. first pic..you will definitely like it..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM

With all this on his plate he might need a vacation to refresh himself.

deewhybee on April 26, 2011 at 12:04 AM

But no one will ever convince me that he isn’t a Muzzie sympathizer.

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM

His actions, deliberate or fumbling, sure seem to point to that, don’t they?

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM

JohnnyMojo on April 25, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Nice post..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM

deewhybee on April 26, 2011 at 12:04 AM

LOL!..Or at least a couple of rounds of golf!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:06 AM

. Flush the whole punch bowl I say……….

J.

JohnnyMojo on April 25, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Shhhh…Carney is even worse than Gibbs. Leave him there. He makes Obama and his admin. look stupid, which is what they are.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM

predator on April 25, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Maybe I can ride the bullet train with Joe!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Go to the Theo Spark website.. first pic..you will definitely like it..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM

*create folder, copy to folder, save*

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM

You do know this will be our destiny here in the good old USA?

swimcoachmike on April 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM

i see you saw it1..That was/is impressive..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Go to the Theo Spark website.. first pic..you will definitely like it..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM

She friended me on Facebook. True story!–Joe “Sleepin’ Joe” Biden.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:12 AM

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:12 AM

LOL!…:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:14 AM

His actions, deliberate or fumbling, sure seem to point to that, don’t they?

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Yes, they do. And I happen to think they are deliberate. This tool is a Soros puppet. It is he who holds the strings that makes this little “Pinnochio” dance.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Shhhh…Carney is even worse than Gibbs. Leave him there. He makes Obama and his admin. look stupid, which is what they are.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Well, if nothing else, Carney definitely disproves the lie that “the adults are in charge” in the Obama White House. He looks like a kid just out of college, if that old.

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:15 AM

You do know this will be our destiny here in the good old USA?

swimcoachmike on April 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM

I wish I could say that I disagree with you.

deewhybee on April 26, 2011 at 12:15 AM

The posts on this thread tonight are excellent!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Well, if nothing else, Carney definitely disproves the lie that “the adults are in charge” in the Obama White House. He looks like a kid just out of college, if that old.

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:15 AM

He has the same “little boy look” that I always see in Michael J. Fox.
It’s the eyes, I think.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Yes, they do. And I happen to think they are deliberate. This tool is a Soros puppet. It is he who holds the strings that makes this little “Pinnochio” dance.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:14 AM

What I don’t get is what is Soros’s end-game? He wants to destroy the US economy and dollar just as he destroyed the Singapore economy and greatly damaged the British Pound (that was probably a proof-of-concept for his plan to destroy the US dollar). But what does he gain by doing so? Bragging rights? Does he think that the US citizens will put him in charge to fix things (if he’s lucky, he will live, if he’s not, he will live longer than he wishes to after those citizens find him)? Most evil plans have a purpose — either power or wealth, I’m not seeing that here.

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Syria doesn’t have oil Lybia does. Two totally diferent things. yet the left still things Lybia is not about oil…

unseen on April 26, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Not knowing who said what drives me crazy. I love all things Hot Air except ‘Quotes’.

solidaction on April 25, 2011 at 10:56 PM

I’m with you on that one!

poppieseeds on April 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

The root cause of the problems – Obama’s out of his depth.

Obama and his defenders whine that these are tough times, tougher than any mortal could be expected to manage. But that’s poppycock. Reagan faced a collapse of American confidence, a sky-high “misery index”and an emboldened Soviet Union. George W. Bush faced the worst attack on American soil in 60 years. All presidents face challenges. The question is do they have the character, the depth of knowledge and the skill to manage them. In Obama’s case there is reason to doubt that he does.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Nice post!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:29 AM

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:20 AM

Re the democratics favorite Nazi stooge George Soros; ultimately, his goal is a borderless, one-world government, one currency. That’s what all the progs want, and if you decode all the prog-talk, it’s a socialist government. It won’t be democratic, it will be more like the European Union, with a leader ‘appointed’ by committees of ‘the right people’. (A hundred years ago it would have been called the Communist Party.)

Every step along the way of course, he has plans to make bushels of money for himself to help fund the next stage, and to ensure himself a position of power in the end.

slickwillie2001 on April 26, 2011 at 12:31 AM

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:20 AM

He is a one-world government freak. His last name at birth was Schwartz (sp?). His father changed it to Soros.

Get this. “Soros” is Hungarian for “next in line” or “designated successor.” How does that make you feel?

He has destroyed the currencies of four coutries during his career. One of them, I can’t remember which, has declared him an international criminal. I’m sure they would love to get their hands on him. I wish them well. I wake up every day hoping he has passed. Please, let that happen soon.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM

‘Shocking’! BBC part of the problem

WikiLeaks: Leaked files accuse BBC of being part of a ‘possible propaganda media network’

The BBC is accused of being part of a “possible propaganda media network” for Al Qaeda, according to the leaked US files on the Guantanamo detainees.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM

yet the left still things Lybia is not about oil…

unseen on April 26, 2011 at 12:23 AM

No, the left just wants to convince everybody that Libya is not about oil. They know damn good and well that it is about oil. Oil for Europe.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:36 AM

The BBC is accused of being part of a “possible propaganda media network” for Al Qaeda, according to the leaked US files on the Guantanamo detainees.

This is news?

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM

“Obama administration officials said they are readying orders that would freeze U.S. assets of senior Syrian officials and deny them permission to travel in the United States.

Maybe it’s time for some more “Smart Diplomacy”. Another “STERN MESSAGE” from the Obamassiah should do it!

GarandFan on April 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM

Maybe it’s time for some more “Smart Diplomacy”. Another “STERN MESSAGE” from the Obamassiah should do it!

GarandFan on April 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM

Syrian officials are quaking in their boots and filling out their wills as we speak. It’s over, and they know it./

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:45 AM

This is news?

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM

The single quotes around ‘Shocking’ meant that it isn’t.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2011 at 12:47 AM

The single quotes around ‘Shocking’ meant that it isn’t.

Schadenfreude on April 26, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Apologies. I see that now. Went right over my head.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:49 AM

One of them, I can’t remember which, has declared him an international criminal.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Thailand. I was incorrect in my first post, he crashed the Malaysian currency and the Thai government has labeled him an international terrorist

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:51 AM

more stuff about CPUSA in the classroom:

Tony Pecinovsky, a Communist Party USA representative who is serving as the Communications Workers of America Secretary and Treasurer in St. Louis, spoke to students at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

“In my opinion… I think in the opinion of the Communist Party, politics is all about nuance. Just like there’s different trends and tenedencies within the labor movement, the Democratic Party is very much the same. It’s not one hegemonic whole. There’s different perspectives and points of views within a spectrum, right? And so we tend to focus on and help those candidates who as Dawn said, share our values.”

It is actually amazing the commies are coming out of the woodwork so much lately. Out and Proud, I guess. But the unions used to shun them, during the cold war. I guess that’s “progress”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2011/apr/25/communism-101-taxpayer-funded-schools/

r keller on April 26, 2011 at 12:51 AM

Scratch Thailand and substitute “Malaysia” PIMF

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:52 AM

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:52 AM

He reminds me of the ultimate “James Bond” villain.

predator on April 26, 2011 at 12:55 AM

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:51 AM

We need to help Thailand put him away!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:57 AM

AZfederalist on April 26, 2011 at 12:51 AM
We need to help Thailand Malaysia put him away!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:57 AM

fixed it!..:)

Dire Straits on April 26, 2011 at 12:58 AM

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