Dear America,in all seriousness, summer needs to stop now...
What the world needs now,
besides love, sweet love, is a return to routine,
and maybe even posting a blog more often than once a week (speaking only for yours truly, that is).
Yes indeed, it's gonna be bliss...September; early to bed, early to rise, making this girl healthy, wealthy and wise, uh rah.
But make no mistake -- it will be a time for no more funny business, cross my heart and pinkie promise [that being said: little old gthang here can only extend the promise for as long as the antics of the character-in-chief allows, see back of the blog for details].
It's gonna be all business, all the time, blahg, blahg, blahg. 'Cuz let's face it -- around here -- taking anything more than two or three days between blogs creates a situation.
What, with the mayor of the eighth largest city in America, Boob Filner, behaving badly and off for a two-week course correction/retreat/therapy session...surely to return to City Hall "all better"...yeah, okay...
We go from an America's Finest City absurdity to a full scale tragedy within hours of each other...
Beginning Sunday, and subsequently consuming the local news late into Monday night -- a statewide Amber Alert was issued after a miserable excuse of a human being has a mid-life crisis, abducting a family friend's 16 year old girl because he had a creepy crush (and oh, having already killed her mom, and possibly her brother, and leaving them to burn in their home). Over the last couple of days, the Amber Alert has been extended to multiple states...
While heartbreak reality double-check reminds me, this is just San Diego.
Multiply by fifty and things quickly spin out of control; there is just too much.
I mean, how can a sharp, discriminating, beautiful mind make up her mind as to what truly remains the one most pertinent thing? Naturally -- after merely a couple of days -- that one true thing that seems to define the day suddenly becomes this elusive, slippery sucker, one that proves to be of greater potential for becoming the one that got away, rather than the one.
After all the hunting and gathering and searching and linking, everything simply becomes too overwhelming, depressing, debilitating even.
But not for this president.
No -- when the days get rough, when the phony scandals get too out of hand, when leading by controversy, crisis, and conspiracy appears surprisingly easier than from behind, this president takes all seriousness off the table and visits The Tonight Show.
For a quick peek at the president yucking it up with Leno -- through the lens of Rush Limbaugh and then, almost immediately, translated and disseminated through the colorful media kaleidoscope we recognize as Breitbart -- go here.
The post more or less begins,
"Last night, to show you how the country is changing in a very serious way, last night was the first time since this massive upgraded terror warning was put into effect on Sunday, this was the first time the president of the United States spoke to the American people about this," Limbaugh reminded his audience. "The president of the United States went to a late-night comedy show for his first-ever statement about this increased terror threat. A late-night comedy show."
Need we say more?
So about this "terror threat" -- a couple things:
When the president claims "the tide of war is receding" --
When he insists that al-Qaeda is "on the run" --
do we need to wonder about that when he shuts down twenty one embassies and consulates for a month?
Guessing it works best like a best laid joke, right Jay? Perhaps the timing should be taken into account. After all -- after Snowden -- somehow validating the intrusive, privacy-robbing activity of the NSA might be the underlying motive and just the ticket to move public opionion into a more favorable perception. While I can't think of any better place than The Tonight Show to discuss the day's terror threat turn of events, can you?
But just have to wonder some more, given the whole entire world knows of America's wide net of surveillance: just why would al-Qaeda hold a massive conference call outlining a credible attack when they know there is a pretty strong possibility suits with skinny ties and sunglasses are listening?
As the euronews piece points out, almost with glee: "Some analysts have suggested that emphasizing the work of the National Security Agency in intercepting terrorist emails is a good way to deflect from the controversy over revelations about the US’s mass surveillance programme of citizens around the world."
But then, per the State Department, TUESDAY -- as in two days ago: "Al Qaeda core has been weakened, decimated;" while this is from the president, speaking in San Diego, at Camp Pendleton, just today, WEDNESDAY: "The core of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the way to defeat."
so call me funny, but then why did we need to close our embassy doors?
And then there is this in the not-so-funny category on the day -- something found on a recent page from American Thinker and pointed out to me from my papa just yesterday. It's an analysis upon an analysis, actually. And it begins innocently enough by shedding a little light on an opinion of Bill Krystal, of the Weekly Standard, who believes the position of the administration, closing 21 embassy/consulate doors for the month of August, is a sign of weakness.
Even as the article titled "World War III?", posted by Fay Voshell, might concur, it also squarely addresses the underpinnings of a more sinister evolution -- the deconstruction of a civil war or two with the generation of a third World War. According to Voshell, it seems to all add up.
"But another chief player may already have signaled the U.S. that she is about to do a pre-emptive strike. While the world is focused in the utterly useless Middle East "peace talks," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, knowing beforehand that the talks will be absolutely fruitless, could have already made the decision to strike Iran's nuclear facilities. It may be that he has already sent word to President Obama, who, with the Benghazi fires still burning in the minds of the conservative media as well as in the hearts of some congressmen, is now committed to retreat. The administration does not want a dozen Benghazi-type incidents to occur before the elections of 2014 and 2016. It would be more politically expedient to close the embassies and warn Americans not to travel rather than to risk protecting either the diplomatic outposts or American citizens.
When embassies are closed, it is usually because war is imminent.
[and you will just have to go back a few G steps to fully grasp that remark...]
Wondering, too, why just the month of August for these closures? Wouldn't it make more sense to close all the way through the eleventh of September? Just sayin'. Haven't we been here before?
If we are going to arbitrarily close up shop -- whether through weakness or strength -- what's another two weeks? Given the track record, if Susan Rice is gonna make her first National Security debut, wouldn't she prefer to err on the side of caution as another 9/11 is just around the corner? -- it's like, we can all see it, we know it's there, why stop short as if obligated alongside the seasonal loss of the white shoes and flip flops?
If you ask me -- me thinks the whole thing has been created out of thin skin.
- The closures are to validate the decision making of a president best known for leading from behind; he's playing catch up.
- The closures are overcompensating out of the abundance of Benghazi blunders -- mistakes that made this president and this administration look ridiculously vulnerable, remarkably unprepared, and totally misguided of the strength of al-Qaeda spinoff groups [the rumored gun smuggling ambitions need to be left for another discussion] and tragically killed 4 Americans.
- The closures bring credibility to the president's surveillance upon patriots and extremists alike for the sake of "liberty and security" of course, ushering America into a new era and fully welcoming the police state to our gorgeous, sandy-beached shores...it's for our own good, you know, under the dome of deception and mass control. [It's creepy.]
- The closures are more indicative of a little BO taking his toys and going home, either pouting or pissed. It's just one more "phony", scandalous act of cowardice.
summer is retreating, most definitely --
either way, routine, discipline, order will rule the day and be restored.
Make it a Good Day, G
oh and by the way -- this isn't a blog "on the run;" this girl is just getting warmed up all over again.