Government has become an international disaster. British PM Gordon Brown's trip to Washington D.C. proved to be one international disaster. It's unclear whether this was because of sheer incompetence by the Obama occupied White House or a desire to humiliate Brown and estrange the US from the UK. Or perhaps both.
The Obama Regime has developed a history of mixing incompetence with Machiavellianism, in a way that only a bunch of crooks from Chicago supported by Dot.com whiz kids and Marxist ideologues seem to be able to manage, blending the worst parts of Commisarism and Public Relations into one.
Either way Obama's people called off a joint press conference with Brown (press conferences aren't exactly Obama's strong point) and in response to Brown's historically significant mementos gave him a pack of DVD's.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave Obama as a token of British goodwill towards the United States the following:
- "A pen holder fashioned from the oak timber of HMS Gannet, a Navy vessel that served on anti-slavery missions off Africa."
- "A framed commissioning paper for the HMS Resolute, a Royal Navy ship that came to symbolize British-American goodwill when it was rescued by the U.S. from icebergs and given to Queen Victoria. It is the sister ship of the HMS Gannet."
In return, Obama gave Prime Minister Brown a set of movies on DVD including ET, Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz. I have visions of Obama sending a panicked Biden, with motorcade, out to pick up these discs from a local Walmart. Did Obama at least have enough class to take the price tag off?
- "A first edition of Martin Gilbert's seven-volume biography of Winston Churchill, whose World War II partnership with President Franklin Roosevelt symbolized the U.S.-Anglo alliance." Source Fox News
It's hard to say whether this is the sheer lack of class and complete vulgarity that the Obamas have demonstrated in every area, including Michelle Obama's official portrait, or a deliberate insult to Brown. It could very well be both.
It's a larger symptom though of just how unfit they are for the White House they now occupy, and how much better off America and the world will be when they're gone from it, and the stench of their corruption and malice is cleansed out of its hallways.
With the economy doing worse than ever, Obama is now set to push universal health care, while orchestrating a campaign against Rush Limbaugh.
Remember again that when the Bush White House merely spokesman merely criticized Bill Maher, the press went on the attack calling it intimidation and suppression of free speech. Here the AP is glowingly writing about the White House leading a campaign to silence a critic.
White House enemy No. 1: Rush Limbaugh
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has seen the enemy, and his name is Rush Limbaugh.
President Barack Obama's team is helping lead an effort to cast Limbaugh, a polarizing, conservative talk radio show host, as the Republican Party's new face, using campaign-style attacks against a high profile target...
Between using the government to target critics, and Pelosi's enemies list, Obama's administration is looking like the second coming of Richard M Nixon, this time touting Jimmy Carter's policies. Except even Nixon seemed to have more restraint than Obama does. I wonder what kind of rantings we'd find if we subpoenaed some of what passes through Barry Hussein's Blackberry.
After the bungled Brown visit, an out of control economic crisis, a leader who wages war against private citizens who criticise him and talk of nationalization-- you have to wonder, is this America or Zimbabwe? Obama and his henchmen seem determined to turn America into a third world country.
And speaking of Zimbabwe, a car accident nearly killed the opposition Prime Minister and did kill his wife, who finally managed to take office, after finally breaking Mugabe's reign of terror. The odds of the accident being an accident seem vanishingly small.
This is the way politics works in Zimbabwe. It's the way politics works in much of the world. America used to be different. But if we continue to tolerate the ugly machinations of the Obamas, their campaign against free speech and assault on any criticism of King Hussein, we may find that this is the way politics now works in America too.
Meanwhile in Venezuela, Chavez is pushing nationalization, seizing a food company, and once again pushing nationalization. With Venezeula's economy in ruins, Obama supporters have a great chance for a wake up call to see the consenquences of the kind of policies their leader would impose on America in action and in consenquences.
In Israel, it was a case of another day, and another terrorist attack in Jerusalem, once again involving Arab construction workers employing construction equipment. Naturally there was an open Koran, the Muslim Mein Kampf, open in the driver's compartment. Israel National News has the complete photo aftermath.
Naturally Obama's White House did not even bother condemning the attack. Why would they?
In the Blogsphere roundup, Gates of Vienna looks at the OIC mandating respect for Islam. Of course having to mandate respect in the first place is a dead giveaway that whether you want to demand respect for, can't earn it on its own.
These loopholes in the UN’s guarantees of free speech — concerning respect for reputation, public order, and incitement to discrimination — are big enough to drive a truck through. The OIC is packing up the truck right now, and it will be coming our way next month.
This time they intend to leverage a binding resolution out of the UN — that is, one that compels all signatories of the United Nations Treaty to pass legislation in their countries implementing its provisions. The Swedes and the Spaniards may sit still for this kind of thing, but what about the Danes, the Italians, and the Swiss?
And, God help me, what about the United States of America?
Take stock of the political climate in your country: will it renounce its membership in the United Nations rather than pass a law restricting speech that “defames religion”?
This could well be the civil liberties question of the year.
Meanwhile at Atlas Shrugs, Jihad Watch and Tundra Tabloids a look at how the press is already busy censoring itself when it comes to Islam.
And who needs the UN to provide the censorship, when the press is already all too willing to censor itself. And that is the final stage of censorship, when people censor themselves.
In the story from the Daily Mail is this:"Using both hands to squeeze her windpipe he told her to read her Koran adding: 'Read whatever other stuff you need to read now. This is your final hour.' The arrival of his brother stopped the attack but Mannan left shouting: 'I'm going to get a knife and when I return I'm going to slaughter you."
But now at the Daily Mail link, the story has been retitled as "Family's fury at legal blunders that left husband free to stab wife to death - despite her warnings he would kill her" and there is no reference to the Islamic holy book.The paragraph above has been revised to read this way:In the early hours of the following morning he attacked her again, telling her 'This is your final hour', but left after she made a desperate call for help to his brother, threatening to return with a knife and 'slaughter' her.
In Gaza meanwhile via Weaser Zippers, Hamas is backing Sudan's Al Bashir, currently charged with war crimes.
Palestinian Hamas members stand next to a poster of the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a demonstration in solidarity with Sudan, in Gaza City, Friday, March 6, 2009.The International Criminal Court's decision to pursue a sitting head of state on war crimes charges, puts others around the world on notice, but it's also raising questions about which leaders are being targeted. African and Arab nations say they will support al-Bashir, fearing the warrant issued against him Wednesday will bring even more conflict in Darfur. The Arabic atop the poster reads 'Honor... Because they love Palestine'.
And it takes a mass murdering dictator to "love Palestine".
Daled Amos has more questions on Chas Freeman
Herb Meyer, a deputy chairman of the NIC during the Reagan administration, said business connections with China and Saudi Arabia were a concern, but he was more worried about Mr. Freeman's views.
"What concerns me more is what he has said and written. What matters here is his judgment and that seems to be the point that everyone is skating away from," Mr. Meyer said. "Can you imagine if I had stood up and explained away Tiananmen Square? He does not have the intellectual fire power to sort through the intelligence and reach a plausible conclusion."
Along with revelations that Chas Freeman was whoring for the Saudis, even as ambassador, urging against expecting the Saudis to help pay their share for the Gulf War.
Meanwhile at IsraPundit, Germany will apparently be going ahead to Durban. And some members of Congress are attempting to tie Gaza aid to the release of Shalit.
Also you can now hear my Blog Talk Radio guest appearance on Let's Get Real With Reuben Torres here. And Reuben Torres' show is always worth a listen, every Tuesday. Go to the link above for more information.
Enjoy the weekend.