The world is becoming more hostile, alien, antagonistic…and threatening. At times I wonder if even war itself is safe. And sometimes…I don’t even care. Because the ennui of this life can fall heavy on a man. And in those dark moments, one wonders if even the light of a dozen mushroom clouds can brighten the spirits. And when those moments come, this blog is here. Let’s read together…
According to the Web site of the Atlantic Council, (C of JC) Dempsey said that “he’s been talking to his military counterparts in Russia, but he’s also sending a clear message to Ukraine and members of NATO that the U.S. military will respond militarily if necessary.”
“We’re trying to tell [Russia] not to escalate this thing further into Eastern Ukraine, and allow the conditions to be set for some kind of resolution in Crimea. We do have treaty obligations with our NATO allies. And I have assured them that if that treaty obligation is triggered, we would respond,” Dempsey said.
War certainly seems to be well cared for at the moment. But how much is America willing to sacrifice to keep it safe? Are we willing to advance troops, armor, and aircraft to Russia’s doorstep and fill thousands of body bags so that a peninsula full of Russians can be handed back to Ukraine? If not, then I question our dedication to war’s welfare. Let’s see what other threats lurk over the horizon…
President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws
Well I can certainly see where the President would find such legislation off-putting. Though he must vaguely imagine that the crowd under that domed structure surely has some esoteric function. But what that is–neither of us can fathom. The President’s attorneys advise that forcing him to enforce laws with which he does not agree (such as those related to immigration) would encroach on the authority of his office. And Democrats agree.
That’s why they would sit in principled silence when a president-of-hate peremptorily ceased enforcing the civil rights act, fair lending & housing laws, and the Food Stamp Act. Perhaps the operative principle is power.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chair of the Senate intelligence committee, took to the Senate floor and accused the CIA of spying on committee investigators tasked with probing the agency’s past use of harsh interrogation techniques (a.k.a. torture) and detention.
Here’s a congressional paraphrase: Wait, you mean you’re spying on us too? Yes you daft old crone. They’re spying on you too. From where do you think leverage comes? And with that very personal revelation we have a constitutional crisis.
CHICAGO (CBS) – A trade newspaper for the city’s taxi industry has threatened to out five aldermen who it claims are “secretly gay,” unless the City Council bans ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft, and SideCar.
In an editorial in The Chicago Dispatcher, publisher George Lutfallah said the trade publication “has learned that five of the city’s 50 aldermen are closeted homosexuals. In the next issue of this newspaper, set to be published early next month, we will disclose their names unless our demands are met.”
Here’s a tip for next time five gay aldermen: Fellate your gay prostitutes in hotel rooms rather than taxi cabs. The iggay is upay. But with so many other threats looming, what’s the worst that could come from gays?
“Those who promote homosexuality want to put an end to human existence,” Gambian President Yahya Jammeh told the gathering of world leaders in New York. “It is becoming an epidemic and we Muslims and Africans will fight to end this behavior.”
I suppose there’s no need to explain what will happen to General Dempsey’s Russian strike package if gays end human existence. And as horrific as that tragedy would be, if our diversity becomes a casualty, well I think that’s even worse.