December 2, 2009 archive

20,000 Years of Memory. 20091202

I have not told you very much about myself, actually.  But I will tell you what it has like to have been a woman for untold centuries.  It sucks.  Not because that I do not like my sexuality, in fact I really am comfortable with it (I would not be a man for anything), but how we as an important part of society have been treated.

With the gift, I have been able not only to be an historian, but actually wrote down much of it (we Neanderthals DID have the written word) and remember it.  Part of the gift is complete memory.  By the way, NEVER wish for that.  There are thousands of things in my memory that I would prefer to extinguish.  Give thanks for putting bad things out of your mind.  If you ever get the gift, not only will those memories come back, but the ones of those in my lineage, or of the half a dozen of my kind.

Obama made Karl Rove very proud. I’m not kidding.

I know all the actions over at the Great Orange Satan, but I just have to diary this here, because, well, I don’t go over there.

Tonight, Obama has made Karl Rove and the Republicans very proud.

No sarcasm, no joke, no satire.   They actually really approve of this.

Bush Officials, RNC Praise Obama’s Afghan Knowledge And Surge Strategy

Two prominent Bush administration officials are publicly praising President Obama for his decision to send additional troops to Afghanistan.

In an incredibly rare occurrence, the Republican National Committee hosted a conference call on Tuesday in which the featured speaker, Dan Senor, a former Bush spokesman in Iraq, applauded the White House and said he was “quite encouraged by the president’s decision.”

“It sounds to me based on what we know that it is a very good decision and I applaud him [for it],” Senor said. “If you would haves said to me that a year into this administration that he would have doubled our troop presence in Afghanistan… Plus not reduced our troops meaningfully in Iraq. And if you had told me he would have fired General [David] McKiernan and replaced him with General [Stanley] McChrystal (a surge proponent)… I would have had a hard time believing it. So I am pleasantly surprised.”

Senor wasn’t finished with the flattery. While stressing that he would have preferred that Obama had made his decision sooner, he ventured to call the president “an expert” on Afghanistan, owing to the length of deliberations. “He is clearly educated about it,” Senor said.

Senor also urged critics of the president to be patient in allowing his Afghan policy to play out — a proposition that will definitely be tested in the months and years ahead. “There will be a rush to compare 2010 to 2009 and say it is not working,” Senor predicted. “The real comparison should be to compare the summer of 2011 to the summer of 2009.”

Noting that the additional 30,000 troops will reportedly be deployed to Afghanistan by May 2010, Senor said: “If that is the case that is terrific. I think you will see improvements in Afghanistan quite quickly.”

The former chief spokesperson for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq wasn’t the only one-time Bush hand to lavish praise on the current president. Appearing on NBC’s “Today Show” Tuesday morning, Karl Rove said that if reports of a 30,000-plus-troop surge were true, it constituted “a definitive action.”

“And if the president does do that, I’ll be among the first to stand up and applaud,” Rove said.

I’m so happy that the President who tricked all of us into voting for him has made his true masters happy.

They’re proud of him tonight.

Must feel good to be Obama right now.    

Finally!   He’s pleased them!


What a Bunch of Stooges

West Point Academy, oh, my God.  Oh, yeah Obama “we” don’t occupy nations?  No “we” just kick the crap out of them and then allow the multi-nationals to loot the resources.  For crying out loud bases all over the world, even deep underground and you get up there like a used car salesman trying to sell me Alqaida again?  Don’t you mean Al-CIA-duh, arabic for “the database” of former Islamic fundamentalists used against the Russians?  One gigantic money sink hole which could fund health care for Americans even including the “illegals”.

Ah, maybe it will be all over Jan 15!

Oh, and it sure looks like we wasted alot of newsbandwidth about a shot that won’t work.…

Overnight Caption Contest

Obama’s War Escalation Impresses Republicans

Okay folks, here’s the money quote that says it all:

Republicans generally gave Obama high marks for deciding to send 30,000 more troops.

“If you would have told me a year into the president’s administration (that) he would have doubled our presence in Afghanistan … plus not reduce our troops meaningfully in Iraq … I would have a hard time believing it,” Dan Senor, who was a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq under former President George W. Bush, said in a conference call arranged by the Republican National Committee.
“So I’m pleasantly surprised!”

              –Dan Senor, former Bush Administration Official, CFR-Neocon

Link: Congress Reacts

When Neocons are “pleasantly surprised“, the whole World has a problem here.

But that is Obama’s true governing constituency (regardless of his totally disingenuous campaign theatrics). And to think they gave this guy a Nobel Peace Prize….for what???…..buying a dog?

“Look at me George, I’m the WAR President too!”

Training Tuesday with the DFA: The Big Scary Budget

Originally posted by Will Urquhart (Rusty5329) at Sum of Change. Please check out the new comment widget from Ameritocracy that we just recently installed at the bottom of every page at Sum of Change

Every political campaign and organization must spend money to maintain serious levels of activity. Increasingly, campaigns must raise significant amounts of money to become and remain competitive. Although we can protest the growing costs of campaigning, the reality for any campaign is that without these funds, there can be no staff, no office, no phones, no computers, no signs, no media coverage – no campaign.

-From the Democracy for America Campaign Academy Training Manual

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