Tonight, President Obama will give a nationally televised speech at the United States Military Academy, also known as West Point. He will discuss his decisions regarding troop deployments and war strategy regarding Afghanistan. The Crawfish will pay attention to this address without prejudging it, but I do want a few questions answered. If the rumors are correct and the number of troops to be deployed is 34,000, will they all be sent quickly or will that increase be spread out for 8-12 months? If he is in fact going along with what General McCrystal requested, for the most part, why did it take so long to make the decision? Is he going to continue limiting our actions to Afghanistan while most of the opposition now hides in Pakistan? Why did he need to spend more taxpayer money to fly to West Point to make the speech when he could have done it from the Oval Office?
The President’s timing for this address couldn’t have been worse. By making the speech at 8PM eastern time tonight, he will be pre-empting one of the top-rated TV shows in America (“NCIS”, a big favorite in The Crawfish’s household). If that’s not bad enough, it will pre-empt one show that is a MUST SEE in every household in America that contains kids or the young-at-heart…”A Charlie Brown Christmas”! That’s downright UNAMERICAN!
Kudos to the Seattle Police Department for not only providing justice, but saving the taxpayers of King County and the state of Washington the expense of a trial, confinement, the endless appeals, medical care, and everything else concerning the guy who killed the four Lakewood cops at the donut shop. The costs would have been enormous, but the price of a couple of bullets and pistol cleaning supplies is much easier on the budget. Everybody whom the now-morgue-cooler-temperature killer associated with during his time on the run is getting rounded up and charged with helping him. May they all get lengthy sentences.
The Affirmative Action Attorney General’s Injustice Department has screwed up yet again. One of their people has issued a memorandum that states that ACORN should continue getting paid by the government. In October, President Obama signed into law a piece of legislation that said no taxpayer money, including such that had been previously authorized, could be “provided to” ACORN. The Injustice official said that the term “provided to” gave no clear meaning (it depends on what the definition of “is” is), so the new law “should not be read as directing or authorizing HUD to breach a pre-existing binding contractual obligation to make payments to Acorn or its affiliates, subsidiaries or allied organizations where doing so would give rise to contractual liability.” Yes, liberals will use any trick that they can to thwart actual laws and the will of the people.
At least the Russians will admit that an act of terrorism is an act of terrorism instead of a “man-made disaster”. How much are y’all willing to bet that the terrorists are muslim?
Do y’all remember the old camera commercials with the tagline “Image is everything”? That appears to be the mantra of the Obama Administration, and there are a few stories gaining attention these days that could be highly damaging to the image of The Chosen One. Remember that they have already bragged about how they controlled the media during the campaign. Are they losing their touch or are the people and the media waking up to the reality that they’ve been played for fools?
Once again we find His Majesty’s good buddy Hugo Chavez showing us what is in store if we continue to allow the Unholy Troika (Obama, Reid, P-Lousy) to control our government. Don’t think this is far-fetched. They already have many banks by the short hairs.
We may have a clue as to why the party crashers were able to get into the state dinner. Cathy Hargraves was the assistant for arrangements, and one of her jobs was to check names off the official guest list as people arrived at the entrance desk. She was an appointee of the Bush Administration, so the social secretary, Desiree Rogers, cut back her duties until Hargraves quit. If you’re going to pressure an undesirable to quit, you had best make sure that you know what that person’s duties are before they leave.
ClimateGate is bringing forth even more damaging information about the Glo-Bull Warming acolytes. They have now admitted that they have dumped all of the original temperature and weather info. All they have remaining is the numbers that they have adjusted according to their own formulae in order to support their fraud. It’s time to see all of them frog-marched and charged with perpetuating one of the biggest frauds in history.
A branch of the Glo-Bull Warming fraud is the anti-CO2 crusade. The folks who believe that CO2 is dangerous to the earth don’t understand that CO2 is necessary for plant growth, so cutting back on CO2 is ANTI-GREEN! Plants take in CO2 and…wait for it…produce the O2 that allows US to breathe. That doesn’t stop celebretard Paul McCartney from calling for the people of earth to go vegetarian at least one day per week to cut the CO2 emissions from animals being raised for food. Why is it that musicians, especially those from Great Britain and Ireland, think that they know all regarding how the world should be run? On top of that, why do people care about Paul McCartney? The Crawfish says that the Beatles were extremely overrated when compared to the other rock and roll bands of the mid-60s to early 70s.
When the grand lie that is Glo-Bull Warming is your whole reason for power and employment, one might have a tendency to ignore the unpleasantness of ClimateGate and claim that evidence of fraud on a massive scale is nothing to be concerned with. It’s kinda like the child who, when faced with someone telling them something they don’t like, sticks their fingers in their ears and says “Nyah, Nyah, Nyah, I can’t hear you!” Take, for example, Barack Obama’s “Climate Czar” Carol Browner. This is the type of pre-adolescent we have running our government.
In a major blow to the administrations of Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez, the conservative candidate won the presidential election in Honduras, ending all hopes of Manuel Zelaya’s return to power and the overthrow of the Honduran constitution. Chavez and other openly marxist-socialist leaders in Central and South America still claim that the election doesn’t count because Zelaya wasn’t in power to steal i…uh, rig…er, supervise it.
What kind of economic advisors does The Chosen One have in his inner circle. The obvious answer is: very poor ones. Take his chief economic advisor, Lawrence Summers, for example. The financial decisions he made as Harvard’s president caused the university to lose $1,800,000,000.00 when the markets crashed because of Bawney Fwank and Chris Dodd.
Then again, we really need to examine ALL of Obama’s political appointees. The graphic in this story really tells it all. Obama and the rest of the Democratic Party want to destroy private enterprise and get as many Americans as possible to be completely dependent upon the federal government for every aspect of their lives. To that end, you will notice that over 93% of Barack Obama’s appointees are void of private sector experience. They all have resumes chock full of taxpayer-paid jobs. If you look closer, you can see that this is a trend among Democrat Presidents. It’s just that Obama has taken it to the extreme.
Queen of the House Red Nanny P-Lousy has weighed in again on the health care debate, saying “the power of Congress to regulate health care is essentially unlimited.” Now I don’t know what nation’s constitution she’s been reading, but it certainly ain’t the Constitution of the United States.
Representative Maurice Hinchey (Donkey-Noo Yawk) has lost the last of his functioning brain cells, an affliction that is quite typical among the militant anti-military left. In an interview this week on MSNBC, this proud Democrat spouted “we apparently intentionally let bin Laden get away. That was done by the previous administration because they knew very well that if they would capture al Qaeda, there would be no justification for an invasion in Iraq. There’s no question that the leader of the military operations of the U.S. called back our military, called them back from going after the head of al Qaeda.” First of all, that is simply preposterous. Secondly, since Saddam had repeatedly broken the terms of the 1991 cease fire, W not only had justification for an invasion of Iraq, he was mandated to do so!
Once upon a time, Barack Obama stated that we should “judge me by the company I keep.” Well, Townhall uber-blogger GunnyG has taken him up on that offer. If we judge him by the company he keeps, then he’s a fervent marxist-socialist-communist who despises America and everything it has ever been about. All of his past and present associates fit that description. Why is it that this information is so readily available yet the media, including Fox News, refuses to say a word about it?
If y’all come across any weird/stoooopid/strange news stories that might be fodder for The Weekly Claw or The Weekend Claw, e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll consider ‘em. Yes, I will give you newshounds credit.
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” -John Stuart Mill