Thursday, September 17, 2009

If we MUST "ERR"..............how about erring on the side of OUR interests?

Remember when America was a shining light on a hill to budding and established democracies?

Now we've decided that the "threat has changed" for the Czech Republic and Poland and, since Russia's been ticked off at Bush for years anyway over this, we are removing the shield from them. PLEASE read the article HERE. The Czech and Polish governments are very upset with Washington as their countries are less safe now. The Czechs and Poland are both saying they felt America was their last chance to stay free of Russia, which they have had reason for years to fear and no reason to stop now. The Eastern European countries which were enthusiastic to help the U.S. after 9/11 today are completely disillusioned and let down but our media's reporting that the people are glad that the shields won't be built on their property. THAT IS NOT what the European press is saying, but.....there are always "peace/love/dove dopes" who think there are no threats and isn't it a perfect world, "kumbaya kumbaya...we're SAFER from Russian attacks if we're NOT protected! HURRAH! Kumbaya.." (man) SHOULD WE NOT ERR ON OUR ALLIES' SIDES?

On another subject, but not much, really:
Have you heard about the terror investigations in from Colorado to Flushing, NY? Maybe somebody could help me out here but I THOUGHT all the terror alerts were BUSH's scaring us, according to some of our lefty commenters? And, they found many backpacks and cell phones in an apartment or two, but...... "no arrests"...must be a false alarm....just a LOT of backpacks and cell phones lying around. We should arrest them ALL; investigate. ERR ON AMERICA'S SIDE... These are new times. Apologize to the guy later and tell him why we suspected him and thank him for having cooperated with law enforcement after we're 1000% sure he wasn't planning to build homemade bombs that could kill your son or sister or wife or neighbor, okay? God help us.

GeeeeZ

22 comments:

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Please allow me to make this abundantly clear: Poland and the Czech Republic are two of our MOST staunch allies in Europe. This is nothing more than Obama caving to interests I don't believe he fully comprehends. Why is it that some persons simply fail to understand that there are those individuals and countries that understand nothing but strength and force, and will only RESPECT strength and force?

This is a remarkably poor decision but, considering, not a shocking decision.

BZ

heidianne jackson said...

as many of you know we had an exchange student from the czech republic for 11 months for the 2007/2008 school year. he was a dear boy whom we loved having; since meeting him, we have become very close to his entire family.

since seeing this come across the wire early this morning, i have been receiving email, after email, after email from he and his parents and sister and brother and extended family as well. each of them has expressed outrage and concern - not just for the situation obama has placed their fair country in, but also for the peril to america that obama clearly does not understand.

and to a one, they are making preparations to be back under the thumb of the kremlin. and from what they tell me, their family is not isolated in these feelings.

oh, btw, the majority of his family liked obama before this. but now? not so much.

FJ said...

Barack's a regular Knight Err-ant.

Anonymous said...

Putin will do what he wants. Obama is a pushover and Putin knows it.

Liberals are always bowing to the wrong people. Our allies get short shrift. In this case it's our allies' promised security that's diminished.

But let our enemy develop nuclear weapons and it's, oh well, we'll just be nice and hope they don't carry out their threats and hold the world hostage.

The American people? Oh them. Well they'll find out who's boss. We'll keep our boot on their necks, no matter what it takes.

Crazy huh? Not if you hate your country and her people.

Pris

Z said...

Lou Dobbs just reamed Obama over this.....amazed that we're dumping our allies over for Putin.

How much more can Americans take? What do we DO?
We have a higher debt than any country's ever had in the history of the world by now, right?
We have more jobless than ever..
We are buying companies
We're telling execs what they can earn
We're appeasing
Hondurans are astonished and angry at America for supporting the bad guy and we're withholding $31 million much needed dollars from them for not going with our favored commie (why?)
We have a president who sits through diatribes against our country and takes it
We're facing a health care complete overhaul this president wanted passed in weeks as if it's not important enough to contemplate
We have a president who is totally on the GREEN SIDE, giving apparent short shrift to the hundreds of excellent scientists who say humans are NOT causing climate change.
Well...you could all do better than I could and so, add to the list: The thing is, there's so little GOOD about this man.

WHAT IS HE THINKING doing this to our allies? How much as Putin ON US and why didn't he before Obama when Bush would NOT give in to him?

And, please, don't tell me Putin's not in charge; yes, there's Dimitri Medvedev but it's clear to the world he's Putin's puppet.

ugh.

BZ...We're SO with you on this..

Heidianne, that personal information from people you know is important and embarrasses me for our country. No, he clearly does NOT understand what he's doing by cozying up to the ONE WORLD ORDER COMMUNISTS.

Or , he DOES.

FJ...very well said. very good.

Pris, he sure does seem to hate us and this country........

Chuck said...

8 months in office and about the only ally he hasn't pissed on yet is Australia. Be patient though, he can only work so fast.

silvr said...

Putin & Ahmedinejad (sp?) have him treed like a 'possum. The original expression has another furry animal mentioned, but if I used that word I would be called a racist. Appropriately, that other critter has a mask like a bandit.

I saw Sean Hannity's broadcast from the S. Joaquin Valley in Ca. tonight. Lush farmland turned into a desert because of a two inch fish! The main organizer admitted he had voted for 'change'.
Well, they got it! What a tragedy!

RightKlik said...

Apologies to the Czech Republic and Poland. BHO's priorities are not America's priorities.

Z said...

Chuck...good one!

silvr...thanks for coming by.
I saw a bit of the Hannity piece too (we had to leave, unfortuntately)...what REALLY chilled my heart was the politician from San Francisco saying "For YEARS the leftwing has been trying to close down this Valley"

Don't forget, as Heidianne said here Sat. PM "those who control the water control the country"

I guess we have to ask ourselves WHY shut down a whole state over one 3" minnow. And nobody's REALLY ASKING. We need that prostitute/pimp couple to pose as something and expose this nightmare because our media's DEAD and our country's following right behind it.

RK...his priorities are bringing us DOWN because we're oppressive, racist, his life was hard, WE ARE GOING TO PAY, BABY, and so far, he's doing pretty darned well.

Ducky's here said...

Interesting how the most conservative paper in Britain becomes "THE EUROPEAN PRESS". Surely you see the problem there, z.

This seems to me part of Obama's sensible move to reduce our bloated defense budget. I Poland thought magic missile would protect them from a Soviet invasion then they were seriously delusional. Bye-bye President Cheney, nice to see that at least some of your excess is being pitched.

"We should arrest them ALL; investigate. ERR ON AMERICA'S SIDE..."

Yes, sir, we strengthen America by ignoring due process and the values that advanced freedom. Let's do it z's way and just lock up anyone who threatens her, real or imaginary. Return to McCarthyism, America's finest hour.

Ducky's here said...

We have more jobless than ever..

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Wrong but let that go. Anyway we have to bottom out the recession before we can add jobs, correct?

Now that has been done so we can start at least a modest recovery.

Meanwhile it is good to remember what The Full Ayn Rand of the Bush administration brought.

It is also worth remembering that if you think the unemployment picture can just turn on a dime then you are either:

1. Woefully poor in even basic economics

2. Just one of Lou Dobbs' or Glenn Beck's or Rush the Vulgar Gasbag's petty martinets.

beamish said...

Because Ayn Rand was all totally about propping up indebted, non-competitive banks and corporations with government largesse with taxpayer contributions ::rolls eyes::

I can forgive Ducky's demonstration of lack of reading comprehension skills as yet another undeniable reason to believe he's a leftist.

But we're approaching an unemployment rate 4 percentage points higher than where Obama said we'd be by now after Congress passed his stimulus plan, and almost 2 percentage points higher than if we had done nothing.

The historical trend is clear. We had a stock market over 14,000 before Democrat budget plans went into effect on October 1, 2007.

Seems to me the road to economic recovery lies on the path to relegating Democrats to positions that do not have national budgetary effects.

Ducky's here said...

Because Ayn Rand was all totally about propping up indebted, non-competitive banks and corporations with government largesse with taxpayer contributions ::rolls eyes::

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Well the deal is Beamish that the alternative was to let the world banking and financial system fail.

Now in your quest for some deluded ideological purity you may have considered that a reasonable alternative.

Ducky's here said...

But we're approaching an unemployment rate 4 percentage points higher than where Obama said we'd be by now after Congress passed his stimulus plan, and almost 2 percentage points higher than if we had done nothing.

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Two percentage points higher than if he had done nothing. Really?
How did you become the predictor of unemployment, the visionary? I really want to read this.

beamish said...

Ducky,

Two percentage points higher than if he had done nothing. Really?
How did you become the predictor of unemployment, the visionary? I really want to read this.


Admittedly, my numbers are based on Obama's "we're all gonna die if we don't pass this stimulus now" sales pitch.

Regardless, "doing something now" has screwed us more than the "evil" of not doing something.

beamish said...

Well the deal is Beamish that the alternative was to let the world banking and financial system fail.

If you accept Obama's bleak economic forecasts and his messianic solutions at face value, throwing 15 million people into the unemployment line as his "stimulus" has done gives you the hard sell, doesn't it.

Frankly, I forego all that nonsense by disbelieving in the absurd idea that intelligent leftists actually exist, but your mileage may vary.

15 million people out of work, but the global economy was saved!

Diet Crack, Ducky. The full flavor rocks are killing you.

Ducky's here said...

CBS News reported Zazi, who says he makes $800 a month as a street vendor, said in a bankruptcy filing in August that he was more than $51,000 in debt. He also said he opened 15 new credit card accounts between April and August 2008.

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Guy sounds like just an average American.

Ducky's here said...

If you accept Obama's bleak economic forecasts and his messianic solutions at face value, throwing 15 million people into the unemployment line as his "stimulus" has done gives you the hard sell, doesn't it.

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That's your fast ball?

The stimulus threw 15 million people out of work? How so?

And how do they stay employed without a functioning banking system? You've got 150,000 or so joining the labor force avery month or so and somehow the capital for job creation is going to be there without a financial infrastructure.

Really Beamish, you are a delight. Now would you care to reply and dig your hole a little deeper?

beamish said...

Ducky,

You forget I worked in the banking and credit industry until I began to miss the ethical virtues of cleaning horse stables back in high school.

Where did the government get the money to "bail" out the banks?

The current 10% and rising unemployment rate in America means 15 million people are jobless.

Obama said unemployment would peak at 8% and begin dropping if we passed his stimulus plan.

Well, we passed his plan. And unemployment is worse than Obama predicted it would be without the plan.

Talk to me in October, next month, when your Bush-era income tax cuts expire and Democrats own full responsibility for the new fiscal year.

Debbie said...

heidianne jackson that is an excellent example of the hope and change people thought they were getting. He gave hope, promised change, got their votes and support around the world.

Now that they truly SEE what he is doing and what he is all about, they are changing (no pun intended) their feelings.

Nice post, because you get to the heart of the matter -- trust. People can no longer trust America.


Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Z said...

Debbie, thanks ..... praise from a thinker like you really means a lot.

You know, we have a government which hates America. I'm convinced.
Someone said on FOX tonight that Obama is the sum total of his far leftwing czars....he isn't bothered in the LEAST with a woman who is a Socialist, a guy who thinks animals deserve lawyers, an energy nut who doesn't even look at BOTH SIDES of the argument, a guy who said we need to completely change America..another who believes we should be bowing to other country's laws? WHAT THE HELL?

THIS guy is NOT AMERICAN, folks....and the REALLY TERRIBLE THING IS that people like BIll Ayers have hefty influence on our childrens' school curricula and NOBODY IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

I AM TIRED OF CONSERVATIVE TALKING HEADS GETTING INTO HEATED DISCUSSIONS AND EXPOSING ALL THE ROTTEN CRAP IN THIS ADMINISTRATION, THEN THEIR GUEST HAS TO GO AND IT'S ALL "Well, SO NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE!" and big SMILES as if nothing they said COUNTED!!!!

Z said...

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=338162178241820


heidianne sent me this link....important reading. (thanks HA)