Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Politics And War - A Question Of Timing

Obama has resisted attacking ISIS for the last three months while they overran Iraqi cities, killing citizens and committing atrocities. Now, he has ordered attacks, one month before mid-term elections and a continually falling approval rating.

There is no doubt that U.S. forces should be reacting, but it should have been three months ago, while targets boldly crossed the desert in convoys, not at night when ISIS is spread out and undercover. The sad part is that Obama drew a line in the sand against Syria in the past and then never followed up on his threat.

Why attack at night? It is known that Syria will not respond to overhead targets as ISIS is Syria's common enemy, as well. Why bomb empty barracks and empty buildings? ISIS should be attacked during the day while they are in plain sight.

My hopes are that the war against ISIS is spawned, albeit late, by their murderous intentions and not by a last minute, straw grasping attempt to prop up democrats in the November elections. We'll see as the war progresses but my inner fear is that "Operation Approval Rating" is under way and part of the strategy.....

The News As I See It: Chicago is reversing its plan to name a high school after Obama after it received multiple complaints from people in the community. I guess parents were afraid their kids would spend eight years at the school and still not get anything done.

There was another round of leaked photos of nude celebrities this weekend, which included Mary-Kate Olsen. Mary-Kate said she was extremely embarrassed. Her twin sister Ashley said, "Yeah, me too."

The White House has re-evaluated its security and today they announced they'll start locking the front door. They're also going to start asking "Who's there?" when someone knocks. In the Secret service's defense, when they saw a crazed maniac running down the White House lawn, they assumed it was Biden.

It's a sad day as we hear that America's sweethearts — the Honey Boo Boos, Mama June and Sugar Bear, are separating. Their lawyers are citing unintelligible differences.

The CEO of JetBlue announced he'll step down in February. Of course, it being JetBlue his actual departure may be delayed until March.

Obama's now infamous and disrespectful "latte salute"

This Date In History: 1789; Congress passed the First Judiciary Act which provided for a U.S. attorney general and the Supreme Court. 1957; The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1960; The Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched. 1969; The trial of the "Chicago Eight," radical antiwar and counterculture activists accused of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic convention, began.

1991; Children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, died at age 87. 1996; The United States and the world's other major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.

Picture Of The Day: This picture was sent to me by my inner child.....

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) It's 2014 and somehow we still don't have a car mirror that can make objects appear exactly as far away as they are. 2) The phone will not ring until you leave your recliner and walk to the bathroom. 3) Theme parks can snap a clear picture of you on a roller coaster at 70mph, but bank cameras can't get a clear shot of a robber standing still. 4) 35 percent of all hospital deaths are caused by the attending physician failing to yell "Don't you die on me!" at the right moment. 5) God made man before woman to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.....and that's five !

Today's HoroscopeLibra - September 24th: This year your birthday falls on a Wednesday. Hey, everyone gets their chance with Wednesdays, so have a great time. Do something different today (except for that stunt you pulled last year) and make it a great day. Chances for romance are extremely high, but bear in mind that's partly due to the fact that it's your birthday and the pity factor.

Birthdays: My friends Ernie and Lydia - Happy Birthday 19XX, John Marshall, American jurist, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835) 1755, Mark Hanna, capitalist and politician 1837, F. Scott Fitzgerald, writer 1896, Jim Henson, puppeteer 1936, Phil Hartman, actor 1948, Paul and Morgan Hamm, gymnasts 1982.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Murray Lipschitz passed away. His will provided $30,000 for an elaborate funeral. As the last guests departed the affair, his wife, Rose, turned to her oldest friend and said, "Well, I'm sure Murray would be pleased." Her friend, Rachel, said, "I'm sure you're right."

Rachel lowered her voice, leaned in close and asked "How much did this really cost?" Rose said, "All of it....thirty thousand." Rachel exclaimed, "I mean, it was very nice, but $30,000?" Rose answered, "The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to the synagogue. The wake, food and drinks were another $500. The rest went for the memorial stone."

Rachel computed quickly and said, "$22,500 for a memorial stone? My God, how big is it?" Rose said, "Two and a half carats."

 A woman, standing nude, looks in the bedroom mirror while her husband reads in bed. "I feel horrible, I look fat and ugly. Pay me a compliment." The husband replies, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect." He never heard the shot.....

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: There were two ministers, Johnson and Green, who met each Sunday morning riding to their particular church. They both enjoyed riding the bikes and talking. Then one Sunday, Minister Johnson arrived walking. Minister Green asked, "My what happened to your bike?" Minister Johnson said, "Can you believe that someone in my congregation stole it?"

Minister Green said, "My lord!" Then an idea struck him, "You want to know how to get your bike back?" Minister Johnson replied, "Yeah." Minister Green said, "Next Sunday give a fire and brimstone sermon on the Ten Commandments and when you get to the part about 'Thou shall not steal', just look out into the congregation and see who looks guilty."

The next Sunday Minister Johnson comes riding up on his bike. Minister Green says, "Hey I see my suggestion worked." Minister Johnson said, "Well sort of. I was going along real good on the Ten Commandments and when I got to the part about Adultery, I remembered where I left my bike."

A young man goes to confession and says, "Father, it has been one month since my last confession. I have had sex with Nookie Green every week for the last month." The priest tells the sinner, "You are forgiven. Go out and say three Hail Mary's."

Soon after, another man enters the confessional. "Father, it has been two months since my last confession. I have had sex with Nookie Green twice a week for the last two months."

This time the priest questions, "Who is Nookie Green?" The sinner replies, "A new woman in the neighborhood." The priest sighs and says, "Very well, go and say ten Hail Mary's."

At Mass the next morning, as the priest prepares to deliver his sermon, a tall, voluptuous, drop dead gorgeous woman enters the sanctuary. The eyes of every man in the church fall upon her as she slowly sashays up the aisle and sits down right in front of the Priest. Her dress is green and very short, with matching shiny emerald green shoes.

The priest and altar boy gasp, as the woman in the matching green shoes and dress sits, her legs slightly spread apart. The priest turns to the altar boy and whispers, "Is that Nookie Green?" The bug-eyed altar boy can't believe his ears but replies, "No, I think it's just the reflection off her shoes!"

That's it for today, my little dalmations. Remember, a bird in the hand makes blowing your nose difficult. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.

More on Friday.

Stay Tuned !


jack69 said...
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jack69 said...

I am afraid it is time to boost the party using the sound of WAR drums. I do hope the American people see thru this very thin veil.
Enjoyed the Biden line of course, it fits. (smile)
All the printables were good, great lines.
But the Aircraft carrier made me home sick. I was on every carrier on the East coast at one time of the other.
Imma saying Green is a good color and Preachers have do seem to have a rough time keeping up with their bikes.