Sarkozy is tossed into the political “dustheap of history”


PanAm believes wholeheartedly that as a whole the Europeans are not as commonsensically savvy as the Americans, but nonetheless our  brethren across the pond were smart enough to vote out their fiscally irresponsible leaders… 

Come on, good people of the United States,  don’t dawdle — lickety-split get on the bandwagon and prepare to vote out rascal Obama and other like-minded politicians…

Poor duplicitous, sniveling Dan Rather, still hocking his “fake documents”


At the same time Danny boy Rather unconvincingly pleads on T.V. and newsprint that he is wiser and holds no animosity toward CBS and his critics, he continues peddling his “fake documents” story, absurdly in such a manner apparently trying to rewrite history…  

Little doubt from this perch that CBS NEWS “signed off” on the original news segment attacking George W. Bush’s military record, and that Dan Rather was jettisoned once the public outcry arose over the fake documents,  but undoubtedly Danny Boy Rather was the duplicitous  instigator of it all and no amount of bellyaching and of  “rewriting copy” will change that…

 

President Obama and Attorney General Holder undermine American values, traditions and laws


Under President Obama the Feds are undermining the U.S. Constitution and attempting to stifle any dissent against his doing so… True Americans stand up against such tyranny or future generations will never know what liberty and freedom was… Notice what they are doing to Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona… http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-feds-accuse-arpaio-bad-faith-201741697.html

Military service by osmosis — Newt Gingrich says: I’m not a chickenhawk because my father fought in Vietnam. …?


Speaker Gingrich is articulate and possesses a high intellect,  but ought to be truthful with the American people by repeating the answer he gave some years back about why he did not enlist to serve in the military during the Vietnam Conflict — he said then something to the effect that he did not “go” because as one individual he would not have made a difference.(!) …  Come on, Newt,  ‘fess up. …  You did not serve in Vietnam  because you thought others whose lives were less valuable than yours ought go in your place.

Hiatus for PanAm


PanAm is on an extended trip and will therefore be on Hiatus…  If not before, will return in the early part of 2012…   Will keep up with my online “wordpress” posting friends… 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

PanAm

Person of the Week: Colin Powell, for being representative of people who don’t know when it’s time to “get off the stage”


Person of the Week, Colin Powell, for being one of those who wants so much to be relevant that he now seems, if not a buffoon, then at least a poor example of what he could be. …  His service during the Persian Conflict is appreciated and respected — but his service in the State Department (and thereafter) was a perfect example of those  pathetic ones who simply are more concerned with protecting and promoting their own image than looking after the wellbeing of the nation.

He makes it a point to blame the Tea Party for disunity in the nation?!  Give us a friggin’ freaking break, Mr. Powell — time to exit, … stage left, or right,  but exit. …

Atten – tion! Disorder in the World!


Yes , it seems the anarchists   are demoralizing populations near  and far. …  Who is “managing  ” things?  …

Why the “#@!*&;” are the “inmates” in control of so many American institutions?


Am I only one of  a relatively few who looks askance at the news media  reactions, as well as at the reactions of those who ostensibly are in charge of our American institutions, concerning protesters here and yonder?

A police officer douses with pepper spray some students who refuse to  obey lawful commands  and the press treats the incident as Auschwitz deja vu.  …  It is not unimaginable that before long someone will insist that the United Nations and the World Court take over the case of the U.C. Davis students v. the pepper spray. … 

And the ACLU too most assuredly will insist that the police officers receive capital punishment for their “dastardly deed” — and that the coddled University of California, Davis students have statues of their likenesses erected on campus . …  Books and T.V. appearances to follow. …  Anything else?! …

[Incidentally, as I recall, significant numbers of those in the news media were quite critical of  the peaceful, patriotic meetings of the “Tea Party Movement”, but now seem to glorify anything having to do with “Occupy this and that” gatherings.]

What role has the Obama Administration played in creating the current chaotic circumstances of North Africa/Middle East?


On this page as elsewhere for months it has been suggested sadly that the Obama Administration at best has misunderstood   and at worse, as well   , in like manner has misunderstood and  “mis-reacted” to the “Arab Spring” — and has almost   assuredly insured there would be  , as some have said, an “Arab Fall” (no personal pun intended).

From this perch it certainly appears that there have been failures  of significant proportions in presidential judgement, and consequently in American Policy.

Just sayin’. …

Person of the Week: MSNBC Chris Matthews


Yes, he of the tingle-up-his-leg exhilaration (or something like that) —  for reportedly expressing some negative candid comments about President Obama…  The “thrill is gone”? …  MSNBC and Chris, the mouthpieces of the president and all things Democratic, the enchantment is waning, or is he simply seeking more access to the president’s inner circle ear?  …

NEWS FLASH!!! A truly believable lady says Elvis lives on Catalina Island…


News at 11:oo.   Apparently until now she had not come forward with her story because all this years someone has been threatening her about not divulging the identity of the round man in sequins  with a penchant for pizza and peanut butter & banana sandwiches.  But  …  for the sake of historical authenticity and 15 minutes she has put her life in danger to come forward.

The woman says that on the night Elvis erroneously was reported to have died she was in a sailboat in the next room and for 15 minutes  heard him cry out  about wanting more food, but no one brought him any…  Noticing that Elvis was in dire need of comfort food she called the police department  once or twice about making a food run for the King,  but the police department was closed…

Just another Obama Campaign 2012 “photo op” decision?: token American troops to Australia


Yes, looks like it. …  For several years he ignored China’s expanding influence in several continents, but now to try to mollify criticism   during the current presidential campaign period, President Obama makes a gesture of being on top of the changing landscape in AsiaPacific — which  for so long he apparently failed to understand…  

Not very convincing.

Person of the Week: Ronald O. Perelman, political money to Obama earns big dividends?


Person of the Week, yes, Mr. Perelman, reportedly the controlling shareholder of New York based Siga Technologies, winds up making a ton of money seemingly because he has a direct line to the Obama Administration’s ear. … Using tax payer money, the Obama Administration rewards big Democratic donors while publicly railing against the fat cats?  …

 Hope and Change! …    Siga Technologies and Mr. Perelman probably hope that nothing will change and that the profitable dividends from political contributions will keep coming from the Obama cash cow.

How were they alike or unlike?: Coaches Abar Rouse, Baylor University (2003) and Mike McQueary, Penn State (2002)


I know, I know, folks, college football weekend has begun, and a desire to move on to more enjoyable endeavors is understandable, but this link provides common sensical insights into personal and societal negative issues in the world of sports (and in general) that might enlighten the unenlightened. …

 Why did two coaches  confronted by distinctive moral issues react differently, and how were they rewarded for the choices they each made? …

Joe Pa miscalculated: he ought to have retired as soon as the arrests were made


“Joe Pa”, the face of Penn State football for decades, in effect, seems to have chosen to overlook the vile acts reported to him way back about a trusted friend and former assistant, in order at the time (and beyond) to spare himself and the university some “bad publicity” — in his quest to become the winningest football coach, in this case he seemingly chose to put on moral “blinders” and abdicated his responsibilities as a decent human being. … He “covered up”, thus more innocent people were hurt, and rightly so was fired. …   For goodness sake, from the beginning he should have put the facts out and let the chips fall, wherever. …
Just sayin.

 

 

Cases of “she said, he said” — at times can help someone keep a job or get a promotion that is not deserved?


Certainly, there are real instances of various kinds of discrimination and harassment in the workplace and in life in general —  but not infrequently, bystanders can cite cases in places of work where some individuals or groups of individuals continually make unfounded complaints. …   And then, forevermore, employers and/or supervisors will keep or even promote the complainers out of fear that firing or not promoting the  incompetents will result in a lawsuit stating that they were fired or not promoted because it was retaliation for the original complaints.

PanAm, of course,  is not passing ultimate judgement on those who have made accusations against Herman Cain or regarding anyone who has ever filed a complaint in the workplace. …  

Just sayin’. …

Person of the Week: Jean Quan, Oakland, California mayor


Person of the week — Oakland mayor Jean Quan (symbolic of current California and national political “leadership”), whose roots as a liberal community activist  have shown again that such a political philosophy,  in large measure devoid of commonsense, does not help in solving urban problems but rather leads to a more fertile breeding ground for community decay and disfunctionality. …

 

 

Thank you, Governor Perry, for shooting the Republican Party on the proverbial foot?


It has been suggested on this page more than once that in the march to winning the presidential election 2012, in essence, the Republican Party has nothing to fear, but itself! …   Now, according to several sources, the latest shots to the proverbial Republican foot have come from within the Perry political camp. … 

PanAm likes Governor Perry, but being that he seems to be desperate because of his overall substandard debating performance on-stage alongside his competitors, are his people burning all bridges to civility and common sense by striking out viciously at his Party compatriots? … First they struck Mitt Romney on the religious issue —  now, reportedly they surreptitiously publicize accusations   against Herman Cain. . ..

If Governor Perry wins the Republican Party nomination, because his camp sought to win at all costs, he will have won the battle, but will likely lose  the war in November 2012 due to the disunity he hath wrought.   If someone else wins, that winner will be so wounded from the Perry shots that he will limp across the finish line in second place —  to Obama, of course.

Just sayin’

Person of the Week: Khaled bin Talal, Saudi Prince — sabotages American interests and safety


Of course it is all about family and self preservation, this prince from the “Royal Family” of Saudi Arabia reportedly  pledging millions for the capture of a single Israeli soldier so that he might be exchanged for Arab murderers and terrorists currently in prison for violent activities against Israel…  But these kinds of actions show why it is difficult for the average American to trust the Saudi leadership when clearly the people in charge over there have no compunction about spending some of the billions they make off Americans purchasing their oil, in order to undermine our interests and sabotage our safety so that they themselves can stay in power.

Conservatives: “Listen up”! Pat Robertson could be right


PanAm is not necessarily a big fan of evangelist Pat Robertson, but, as reported,  he is right about the Republican extremist conservative electorate often pushing the candidates too far to the right during their primary,  … which afterwards places the eventual winner in a predicament during the general election.

Perry and Romney, Romney and Perry?


As has been said here and elsewhere before,  the Republicans might have a “dynamic duo” for next year if they don’t knock each other off — they’re not individually going to satisfy every Republican’s wishes, but together could be formidable.

Person(s) of the Week: The Islamists


Yes, for better or for worse, the winners of the “Arab Spring” are the Islamists, bringing  to the countries in turmoil  a new governmental “order” , founded primarily  on Sharia Law… 

“Nuff said”.

Chinese ethnic American in California shamelessly “scams” his Chinese “compatriots”?


Sign

In a confusing scenario, David Li Chen from California seemingly conned  a group of Chinese educators from the Guangdong Province in China into believing the foreign educators owned a public high school in southern California — where the foreign contingent believed they were well on the way to starting an American charter school at the particular site.

Mr. Chen defended himself by saying it was simply a misunderstanding, … but reportedly he also made contradictory and inconsistent statements that seemed to leave the impression that he was not being honest about the whole embarrassing episode. …

In certain financial matters, whether  involving Chinese Americans or other ethnic Americans, it sometimes seems that  those who take the most advantage of any particular ethnic group in the United States of America, are themselves members of the same ethnic group.

Just sayin’.

The “Anti Zetas”: more of more violence in Mexico?


The Zetas is a criminal drug organization that began in Mexico and has had growing influence in the U.S.A.  

For a period of time, though, reportedly a vigilante anti Zeta group has evolved in Mexico and has become as ruthless as the Zetas seem to be.  It has been said that both organizations are made up of ex soldiers from the Mexican military. 

Will the anti Zetas succeed in bringing peace to Mexico — even though the Mexican military establishment has failed to do the same — or will the anti Zetas themselves add to the disfunctionality of Mexican society? …

Republican Party debates: debilitating “demolition derby” debacles or?


Ahhh, American politics at its best, or worse. …

In Nevada ,  yet another traveling circus venue for the Republican presidential contenders and pretenders– the pretenders merely “Don Quixotes”  swinging away at windmills. …   A few others  interested in tripping and ripping up the front-runners for the sake of pleasing esoteric Republican segments of the electorate, while still others serving solely as stalking horses for their compadres…  In the end — there will be an end, right? — will any Republican really win, or will the Democratic Party be the ultimate winner as a result of the Republican Party’s self-inflicted wounds?

Why did the Republican Party agree to this format of  “101” debates?

Persons of the Week: Dick Bott and David Lane, anti Mormon “Perry braintrust”?


PanAm likes Perry, and Romney, but the gun-toting Texas governor might figuratively shoot himself in the foot — and in the same vein undermine the Republican chances of regaining the White House by anyone — if some of his fundamentalist Christian backers persist in trying to win a few political skirmishes at all costs, while failing to understand that doing so only makes winning the ultimate price for anyone much more difficult, if not impossible . …  Publicly,  Governor Perry presents himself as a stand up guy, so it behooves that he be front-and-center about his actual role in the reported anti Mormon campaign against Mitt Romney.  No parsing words, nor quibbling and hiding because the opposition has and will find him in the dark .

Just sayin’

American troops in Uganda for the sake of American presidential politics?


PanAm is not an Isolationist, really, but an overextended American military ought not to become engaged    in yet another military conflict overseas, and especially not for the sake seemingly of American presidential election politics. …  The politically unsettling death and destruction in the Middle East and northern Africa still rages, and now more conflict?  …

What’s with the president’s need to apologize over yonder to whomever and for whatever?


Reportedly, according to leaks from Wikileaks that have not received much dissemination in the USA, …  on a visit to Japan early in his presidency President Obama wanted to apologize  in Nagazaki and Hiroshima for America having dropped Atomic  bombs there. (!?)

What’s with Obama continually apologizing here and yonder as if he is America’s Apologizer-in-Chief. 

Very strange.

Persons of the Week: Robert Jeffress and Bryan Fischer


Yes, Persons of the Week (2 peas in the proverbial pod) for being shortsighted — sowing discontent among Christians and Republicans and in that way attempting to pollute the process of American politics in general and the Republican primary procedures specifically. …  Not gonna happen, hopefully, but candidate Rick Perry needs to distance himself from their disruptively provincial and negatively simplistic expressions — because the Texas governor seems to be catering to their whims. … 

Attempting to undermine Romney, Jeffress says Mormons are cultists.  And Fischer   chimes in that Mormons are not Christians, and furthermore, he adds that Freedom of Religion in the U.S. Constitution does not apply to non Christian religions. … 

 Huh?!

As has been suggested before here and elsewhere, and sorry that the need to say so arises again, some Republicans will not only shoot themselves on the foot, but selfishly and foolishly will shoot every Republican’s  foot, as well.

Just sayin’.

Verifying who the legal voters in a state are is not a good thing?


Texas’  state Senator Troy Fraser’s  “… bill requires voters to show a valid government-issued photo ID — such as a Texas driver’s license, Department of Public Safety identification card, state concealed handgun license, U.S. military ID or U.S. passport — to vote in elections.”.  …  It also apparently has other special provisions for some already on the rolls, for example those who are over the age of 65.

On the surface it looks like a good thing, so why not allow the state governments to verify who their legal voters are?

College Football Weekends are “heating up”


For all football aficionados, thank you for visiting this site, and as conference games flourish,  surely everyone is ready for more continuing rivalry games. …  Personally, will begin by watching the Longhorns-Sooners in the Red River Shootout( I mean Red River Rivalry), hoping for an upset. …

Marine Gen. James Jones, Jr., suggests U.S. at best muddled foreign affairs in the Middle East?


For the sake of the country, PanAm has always wished the best for President Obama, but has always been more than just simply uneasy about his stewardship of the nation’s future. …  Now, …  although from this perch Marine Gen. James Jones, Jr., was not held in high esteem while he was a senior advisor to the President, the same general makes honest observations of how the Obama Administration at best has undermined our relationships with traditional allies in the Middle East and mismanaged  the Middle East’s “Arab Spring” — a suggestion that has been made here and elsewhere about America’s handling of the changes occurring there. …

Our foreign policy in further shambles?

Hank Williams, Jr.’s theme song for Monday Night Football gets “booted” from the game?


Yup, reportedly was bounced, but PanAm points out that during the Bush years under similar circumstances the networks and studios remained mainly passive if celebrities compared  the then president to Hitler. … Wonder why. …

Just sayin’. …

Person of the Week: Roseanne Barr — behead “them”, she says


Yes, person of the week, because she is another one of those of the celebrity  class who more and more seem to believe that simply because of their peculiar status they have a higher aptitude for knowing   what is best for America…  And sadly, some politicians and common folk apparently believe their assessment… 

 Person of the Week, Roseanne Barr, inadvertently drawing attention to ( at best the silliness and at worse the danger of )  the shifting to celebrity governance?… 

20,000 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles on the loose, and Obama’s role?


On this page and many others has been suggested that the American president had a responsibility to help manage well the so-called “Arab Spring”,  in order to avert further deteriorating conditions in the Middle East and in the world. …   But now comes word that while conditions deteriorate in Iraq /Afghanistan, and because of the Arab Spring , America’s ally Israel in the region now finds itself under additional extreme pressures from Egypt,  Iran and the Palestinians —  while reportedly some 20,000 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles are missing  from unguarded weapon stockpiles in Libya. .. .

Deadly weapons acquired by the bad guys of the region and on the way to the black markets of the terrorists world-wide? 

Just sayin’. …

Persons of the Week: Mahmoud Abbas and Barack Obama


Persons of the Week in unison because their relationship and the results of the same shows that leaning over backwards and doing somersaults to appease the Palestinians while denigrating the Israelis, results not in useful outcomes, but in a naive American Middle East foreign policy detrimental to the interests of the United States. …  Is it also another example of how the Obama Administration has mismanaged   the “Arab Spring” and how the Palestinians have played the President? …

Just sayin’. ..’

Person of the Week: Anita Dunn, former senior aide to President Obama


Senior aide at the Obama White House, Anita Dunn, was merely a female potted plant, among other White House potted plants of the same gender?   The former White House Communications Director is quoted as saying  the Obama White House could have been taken to court for being a hostile workplace “…  because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”

Draws additional attention to the fact that the “Hope and Change” rhetoric of the Obama White House is simply a smoke and mirrors creation?   . …

President Obama has misunderstood and mismanaged the “Arab Spring”?


Regarding the media-named “Arab Spring” uprisings in the Middle East, on May 7, 2011, on this page (as others did elsewhere),  PanAm pointed out that Dubya Bush deserved credit for encouraging democracy in places where democracy had been missing for ages — but also suggested it was imperative that the changes  needed to be managed wisely, otherwise chaos and damage to America’s interests would result. …  Well, there has been chaos, and America’s best interests are in  jeopardy   because  President Obama   has not managed  the changes well. …

Just sayin. …

Person of the Week: Valerie Jarrett


Yes, Valerie Jarrett, for urging the U.S. Congress to pass immediately the president’s “jobs bill“, tho’  it has yet to be presented to the Legislative Branch, nor is it reportedly even completely written  ( remember the Health Bill episode?!).  Whatever they do or say and however inaccurate, hypocritical and nonsensical, it seems politicians  such as Ms Jarrett will say whatever they think will put the other branches of government in a bad light — but apparently they are not aware that it reflects most poorly on themselves.

Any wonder why American hold politicians in so low regard? …

The enforcement of immigration laws of the U.S.A. depends on “who you know” and on political expediency?


Photo from Framingham, Mass PD

The illegal immigration problem of the United States of America will never be solved because the politically well “connected” get preferential treatment and because whomever occupies the Presidency needs the votes of those who favor illegal immigration?

Just sayin’. …

Someone at the New York Times gives Palin a somewhat decent “shake”?!


Although PanAm does not care to see Gov. Palin enter the presidential race, again, it is  newsworthy from this perch that the powers that be at the TIMES permitted the publishing of “Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide“.   She is cited as having been critical of the  “Permanent political class” of all stripes that governs America and of  “Corporate crony capitalism”, as well as having been critical too of  “…  the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest”. … 

Particularly so grating is that it’s so true that so many politicians  “… arrive in Washington of modest means and then somehow ride the gravy train to fabulous wealth.”…  Something IS rotten in,  Washington. …

Is it a new beginning for the New York Times,  transitioning to being fair?  Probably not, but it’s worth noting. …

Obama, Biden and Hoffa: “Hope and Change” means blame the Republicans?


What a novel idea, simply blame the Republicans, …  again and again — that’s responsible leadership? …   No, that’s fighting to keep the presidency at any, at any cost,  including  dividing the country further by any means possible. …  From Obama,  Biden and Hoffa, uplifting rhetoric that will unite all Americans. … 

NOT.

Mr. President, you and/or your advisors seem to believe that the ends justify the destructive means you have chosen to employ in your Campaign 2012  — that is not the Hope and Change  for which significant numbers of your supporters believed they were voting in 2008. …

Person of the Week: Jerry Lewis, he who “brung ’em”, then was discarded unceremoniously


Jerry Lewis ( tho’  irascible sometimes, yes),  for his lifetime of giving of himself to the Muscular Dystrophy Association so that billions of dollars of charitable contributions could be received that could help advance the search for cures. …  Some might not have appreciated his brand of comedy  nor  his at times politically incorrect statements,  but he more than anyone else put the “MDA” on-the-map, and because of his efforts the Association became a major player in the quest for charitable monies… 

But the sad saga continues, alas, because even charitable organizations are made up of political animals,  made up of those with their own agendas, right or wrong,  with little concern about being thankful  to “old Jerry”, who brung ’em to the “Big Dance”. …

Just sayin’…

Continually PanAmericanWorld receives “non responses” from some who merely forward their own webpage. …


Please note:  PanAm does not publish writings received that are merely copies of someone else’s own webpage.

President Obama asks for “nonpartisanship” in Washington, but in full partisanship tries to play politics with the Republican debate.


 Actions   speak louder than words, Mr. President. … 

And it seems, furthermore, that those in the White House still do not understand that constitutionally there are 3 Branches of Government in the United States of America, and that the country is not governed by a potentate and his advisors. …

A lesson in civics  and in civility for the White House is needed. …  Just sayin’.

Person of the Week: Texas governor Rick Perry


Rick Perry, latest Republican Primary presidential candidate…   Although new to the competition, he has impressed enough already to have risen quickly to the top echelon of those already in the primary race…   The next Republican debate in September will give Governor Perry a forum on which he can show whether he can compete on the national stage,  or if he might just be a flash-in-the-pan…

Mexico’s President Calderon “berates” the U.S.A. for insatiable drug use


As previously has been written on this page and many others: 

Drug use is rampant. 

With apologizes to all Libertarians, and not intending to praise Calderon, …  in certain issues —  such as the ones dealing with illegal drug use — America needs to reassess its priorities and policies and swing to a new tack because its currently lackadaisical course is harming national security and everyone’s overall health and safety, as well as helping destroy the civil society of our neighbor to the south. 

Another deteriorating, dysfunctional country, this one adjacent to our border, is of course  not beneficial  to the citizens of either country.

Person of the Week: French President Sarkozy


Yes, Sarkozy, from France (yes, a Frenchman) for reportedly  taking the lead in making N.A.T.O.  more “relevant” in the aftermath of the Cold War by taking the lead in resolving issues in the Mediterranean region…  Let the Europeans of the Alliance shed more of their blood and treasure in their defense and in bringing stability to their “backyard”. …

Foreigners take jobs from Americans, but want more?


The program seems to be run for the profit of the organizers (without proper explanation to the students that their work will be menial and lowly paid) and seems to lack the simplest of governmental oversight.  Plus, however many pie-in-the-sky platitudes are expressed about improving(!) cultural understanding with foreigners, Americans who are out of work and/or American students ought to be the ones being hired to work these  jobs.  Ship the ungrateful foreign students   back, and scrap the program if it is so poorly run. 

Just sayin’!

Defacto Presidential pardons for illegals come true and Facebook censors Arizona critique?


Immigrant rights groups and community members call in Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, for an end to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secure Communities program, which was created in 2008 and calls for police to submit suspects' fingerprints to DHS so they can be cross-checked with federal deportation orders. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) 

[Photo from Washington Times.]

Defacto   Presidential pardons for illegals — the president wants to get re-elected at any cost and changes the rules for deportation so as to get the Latino voters ?  You saw it coming, didn’t you? 

Hel-lo!…  Why aren’t the major news outlets complaining?

President Obama Campaign 2012 Strategy — corrupt the deportation process for illegals


It surely seems that way. …  Maybe the view at the White House Campaign 2012 is that the Latino voters   rally to his side  and help him get re-elected. … 

Elected at any price, eh?

 Just sayin’.

A White House more interested in hiding itself from public scrutiny and in staying in power?


 Poverty     is up,  transparency    is down,  Americans are unhappy, but the president is out campaigning to keep his job  and  politicizing      federal governmental agencies… 

Is this the kind of presidency anyone envisioned?

President Obama takes the Black vote for granted because they will vote “race”, regardless?


Previously more than once it has been written on this page that the president has the Black vote in his back pocket, and he acts as if he is sure of it — regardless of how high the unemployment rate is among American Blacks…   Some might complain,  but will it matter in presidential election 2012?

Just sayin”

Person of the Week: David Axelrod, who metaphorically and hypocritically wants to “kill Romney”?


…  “Unless things change and Obama can run on accomplishments, he will have to kill Romney,” said a prominent Democratic strategist aligned with the White House…  ” [Reading between the lines, would venture an educated guess that David Axelrod is the prominent strategist to whom the unattributed quote belongs — David Axelrod, Person of the Week, for such civil and uplifting words!]

Yes, Axelrod eventually says that anyone who calls Romney weird will be fired from the Obama Presidential Campaign 2012 team, but in so doing the political strategist tries to gloss over that apparently he  intends to rely extensively on a dirty tricks campaign. …  Note how he specifically says that if anyone calls the Republican “weird”, they will be fired…   What essentially he says is that if the actual word is used, they will be fired, tho’ apparently every other campaign dirty trick  will be tolerated — just not the word, “weird“…

Additionally, it seems that though attempts to use  Romney’s  religion against him will be paramount (along with other shenanigans), the attacks will be done in a “whispering” way and through political surrogates not directly employed by the re-election committee — “plausible deniability”!? 

The public ought not expect  much uplifting public debate from Obama and his team, just more of gutter politics at its worse.

Cancel Obama’s costly National HealthCare program?


With the current and looming economic shortcomings and budget  uncertainties, why not commonsensically face the harsh realities and cancel the program, or at least postpone it indefinitely until circumstances improve?!

Person of the Week: “Papa” Chairman Mao (by way of Hu Jintao of the Peoples Republic of China/Chinese Communist Party)


Who’d a thunk it:  Papa Chairman Mao lives, and lectures child President Obama’s America: 

1. “… Cure… [your] …addiction to debt…”

2.  ” learn to live within…  [your] means…”

3. “China, the largest creditor of the world’s sole superpower, has every right now to demand the United States to address its structural debt problems and ensure the safety of China’s dollar assets,”…

China.  Yes, CHINA, lectures subservient Obama’s America about its national debt problem …  What a turnaround!  Do those who want  more and more governmental spending and more and more raising  of the national debt ceiling understand they are destroying America’s present and future ? … 

China,  paternalistically berates the United States of America! … 

CHINA!

[China’s Communist mouthpiece New China News Agency lectures subservient America about its national debt problem.]

About the president: The “emperor” wears no clothes, and more people are noticing?


About “Potentate” President Obama — post written on August 13, 2010. …  And now for the first time  the S & P downgrades America’s credit rating.   The “shedding” continues.  How many notice that the emperor wears no clothes? …

Just sayin’. …

U.S.A. credit rating no longer AAA (S & P), and the White House never saw it coming?


No risk to America’s credit rating, Geithner had said. …  But here it is. … 

World, …   no need to cry for America, the nation is still standing, but the White House needs to accept responsibility for the mess it has created rather than blaming the other Party.

The White House never saw it coming, so in the midst of the country’s financial woes, President Obama marched recklessly along to a socialistic drumbeat, pushing this and that, including a redistribution of wealth agenda and creating a vast healthcare program that will bring further financial stress to the country. …

Obama is the president, and has failed America — and he ought to note that America does not respect a leader who continually tries to weasel out of accepting responsibility. …

Person of the Week: Abdel Fattah Younes, the recently assassinated Military Chief of Libyan rebels


“I don’t think the investigation will lead anywhere.  They don’t dare to touch the Islamists.”  Reportedly so says one Libyan rebel commander about the announced plan to investigate whomever killed Mr Younes —  because the faction suspected  of the killing are Al Qaeda Islamists… 

Troubled waters in libya, from the beginning, and now more uncertainty since more inter/intra rebel bloodshed will likely follow … .   For America’s sake, hopefully the death of Abdel Fattah Younes does not portend that America’s involvement eventually will have helped the Islamists win control in Libya.

Is Obama simply whistling-in-the dark to make himself look macho: Campaign 2012?


Certainly appears like it…   He doesn’t seem to understand that there are 3 Branches of government and each has its own duties and responsibilities…  He and his surrogates  call Congress,  juvenile, unlike, he says, his children. [ …  Brings to mind  poor ol’  Jimmy Carter. … ]

Mr. President,  regardless of what your Campaign 2012 handlers  might have told you, you cannot make friends and win over people, nor gain stature, by belittling    your partners in government…   Partners. … You are not an omnipotent potentate… 

Oh, and by the by, Obama continually is described as a “constitutional scholar”. …  Hard to believe….   Just sayin’…

President Obama created a hyper expensive healthcare law in the midst of the nation’s financial meltdown, and the Republicans …


Of course PanAm does not want to sound like a broken record ( yes, I remember them), but would not be surprised if the Republicans shoot themselves on their giant elephant foot by caving in and raising the debt ceiling long-term without getting any meaningful cuts in expenditures…  No one ought to misunderstand that whether dealing with domestic or international matters, Obama primarily wants to get re-elected and does not much seem to care about the nation’s  financial wellbeing — he would like nothing better than to kick the proverbial can down the road regarding the nation’s fiscal soundness so that someone else will be required to right the nation’s financial problems, once the president finishes his second term… 

 If he truly cared, he would not have pushed to get the hyper expensive Healthcare law passed while the nation was in the midst of a financial meltdown…

Just sayin’…

California’s initial version of the “Dream Act” for illegal immigrant college students is signed into law.


The first installment of the “Dream Act”, California style, has been passed…   Tho’  this version apparently does not directly require that tax payer monies be spent on the financial aid for college students who are not citizens, it does permit private financial institutions to provide educational loans and assistance to illegal immigrants and forbids the same organizations from taking into consideration that the recipients of such college assistance are not citizens…

Some worry this law will make it more difficult for citizens to receive similar assistance from the financial institutions, and  that this is another step toward using public monies in scholarships for illegal immigrants, particularly during this time of economic difficulties…

Person of the Week: Anders Behring Breivik, “humanistic Norwegian” terrorist?


Any illusions humanistically   educated and reared(?!) Norwegians might have had that their world was free of  “homegrown” terroristic violence some so readily ascribe mainly to gun-happy America, … was shattered by Anders when methodically he gunned down countless young campers. … Things are not so simple. …

Condolences to the victims, their families and humanity everywhere…

President Obama swinging for a knockout or knockdown in the debt ceiling fight that will propel him closer to a second term?


Liberals rejoice…  President will most likely get re-elected in 2012…  But,…   Originally Posted on April 13, 2010…

Considering how the press generally favors   Obama and paints the Republican leadership in a bad light, the assessment made in the above post still remains quite realistic — especially considering that recently the House and Senate  Congressional Republican leaderships do not seem to be in sync, as well as overall appear to be disorganized and/or not cognizant of the effect of optics  — when they are portrayed as being obstinate and of “walking out” of budget and debt ceiling discussions.

And, to use a boxing metaphor, the president seems to feel he is behind on the score card in the later rounds of his bout and has little to lose, so he is swinging wildly to get a knockout or a knockdown to give himself a chance to get a favorable verdict from the newspaper judges,  and then from the public…

 Perception is reality…

We’ll see how this later rounds play out and what effect they have on Presidential Election 2012

Person of the Week: Sardar Mohammad, alleged CIA contact in Afghanistan


Person of the week: Sardar Mohammad, who assassinated Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of Afghanistan’s president: Hamid Karzai…  Is this another episodic example of the failure of American Foreign Policy in Afghanistan? …  Was this killing an another indelicate message to his brother and does it portend to the United States of America and to the Afghanis that the future there belongs to the Taliban? …

 The military troops on the line have performed and continue to perform admirably, but the policy from the beginning of the Obama Administration of unilaterally announcing when the United States would cease major operations and when it would leave Iraq and Afghanistan seems to have been a colossal failure…

 Admittedly, America’s military entanglements and its financial shortcomings are cumbersome, but, nonetheless, in the clear light of a bright day, how many prior gains will have been lost and how many Americans have died and will continue to die because of the failed leadership from the White House? …

“Bleeding red ink”, Gingrich charges his campaign for the use of his own donor lists!


Say what?! …  Give us a friggin’ break, why don’t you, Team Callista and Newt!!! :  “One of his campaign’s creditors is Gingrich himself. The campaign owes him $47,005 for its use of mailing lists owned by the former Georgia congressman.”

What is it Mr.  Gingrich, Callista needs more  luxury items from Tiffany’s?

Get out of town, why don’t you, you are hurting your party. 

Just sayin’.

“Machiavellian” TIME magazine joins others in helping Obama by undermining Republicans?


Yes, a Washingtonian concerted effort apparently trying to sow  and harvest dissension among Republicans and influence the public against the mean Repubs…  Goes along with Bill Clinton injecting himself into the Republican Primary by ostensibly “handicapping” the candidates and Obama giving his interpretation that the poor, little House Speaker Boehner is in a rabbit snare because of his ” evil reactionary” House members!

Yes, ho-hum, business as usual in Washington circles…   Yes, yes, and yes, divide and conquer, what a novel idea…

 Niccoló Machiavelli, alive?!…

Person of the Week: Dean Vogel, President of the California Teachers Assn.,.


Person of the week for supporting the passage of a California law that reportedly prevents, local school districts from cancelling programs and laying off school employees, although many districts are undergoing dire budget problems.

Without time allowed for public debate, the Democratic Legislature hastily passed  the measure and Governor Brown signed it into law…  It ought not be surprising that public employee union heads are not averse to undermining the local control of schools even if those actions lead to the possible financial collapse of the local entities that feed their members…   

Hel-lo!,  has any California politician or public employee union honcho noticed that nation-wide there is financial crunch? …  Oh,… yeah,… that’s right, … politicians and union kingpins still draw their salaries, expense accounts and pensions, regardless of economic downturns…

Mr. Humberto Leal, executed by the State of Texas: justice served?


Regarding the recent execution of Mr. Humberto Leal by the the State of Texas, contrary to all the smoke screens and possible political posturing for the sake of politics 2012, all ought to bear in mind that he received  his punishment after exhausting all his appeals and dragging his case through the courts since 1994 – after committing deadly heinous crimes in San Antonio, Texas against a young lady  named Adria Saucedo…  The State of Texas, various courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed this case, over and over again…  Justice served?… 

Just sayin’…

Floridians lack common sense or much worse


Of course it’s assumed most Floridians are as intelligent and as common sensical as any in the country — notwithstanding the Bush-Gore presidential election results still in mind when significant numbers of Floridians made non sensical errors on their voting ballots that created “urban legends” of an “election stolen” — but the jury decision in the Anthony case wherein the buffoons in the jury could not conclude even that the dead child had been “endangered” by the actions of the mother takes matters into the realms beyond nonsensicalness… 

Just sayin’

Pres. Obama’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan have been detrimental to the troops and to the nation?


Certainly appears that way to this writer…  The troops and their families who have sacrificed so much deserve better leadership…  Any failures in Iraq and Afghanistan are because of the president’s failed policies and leadership, and ” window dressing  “changes as a part of his presidential campaign do not change matters … 

The nation deserves better…

Person of the Week: Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez


Chavez, Person of the Week… With caution in mind but realism and practicality at hand, whether sooner or later, when Hugo Chavez recedes from the political scene, what comes next for Venezuela?  Anarchy, continuation of the same leftist policies of the international gadfly Hugo, or a turn to democratic principles and the reinstitution of  western style economic patterns? 

Stay tuned…

Minnesota in financial trouble while Wisconsin’s “tough love” is bearing fruit?


Still a bit early to tell what the ultimate outcome will be but of course the process is worth watching — Wisconsin, no shutdown…  Minnesota, shutdown…

Person of the Week: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, social pyromaniac?


Yes, McCarthy, Person of the Week, for going out of his way to blame White racism for gang violence amongand-between minority members of “minority communities“(!), and for willfully and irresponsibly seemingly wanting to foment racial  unrest against other groups  (e.g.,.) — simplistically for base political reasons…

Police Superintendent McCarthy, out of touch with reality  and an extremely good example of horrendous leadership by an irresponsible civil servant…

Stop striking the matches, Mr. Top Cop — your job is to put out the fires, not be a “social pyromaniac”!…

John McCain, still an ol’ “lost and loose cannon” RINO trying to appear relevant?


 Senator McCain  continually appears to be upset that few consider him to be his Party’s elder statesman to whom all members look for advise and leadership…  Rightfully so, he appears to be irrelevant to the Republican Party’s faithful of all stripes… Additionally, Sarah Palin, regardless of any perceived shortcomings she might have had, was not the reason McCain lost the last presidential election…  He lost because he appeared to be, then as now, an ol’  ” lost and loose cannon” RINO, consumed by delusions of grandeur and unable to connect with the modern-day masses … 

And now selfishly he provides fodder for the opposition to use against his Party while still trying to bask in the political spotlight…

Mr. McCain, your military service has always been respected and will continue to be so, but it has long been time for you to “exit” the political stage — whether stage left,  or right, does not matter which way you go…

Person of the Week: Charlie Savage, from the New York Times


[Photo from Mr. Savage’s Bio.]

Yes,  from the New York Times, Mr. Savage,  Person of the Week, for disclosing  how, in effect, the president was able to say with ostensibly a straight face that the USA is not engaged in hostilities in Libya(!) — contrary to what common sensical people might conclude after witnessing the raining bombs fall on Kadafi’s compound and elsewhere, and seeing the military budget for the particular military operation skyrocket…  Of course, mind you, Charlie Savage having written what he did and on this page having been written that the New York Times writer is the Person of the Week does not imply that Kadafi is a good guy — are we clear? 

And no wonder some Democrats and Republicans are livid that the War Powers Resolution is being violated by the President … 

Thank you, Mr. Savage…

Latin American regional powers waffle in supporting a Latin American candidate for IMF head


For all the talk about the importance of promoting Latin American cohesiveness  in order  to advance the Latin perspective and influence in world affairs,  some major regional powers remain silent rather than supporting a regional candidate for the position of head of the International Monetary Fund…  Regional solidarity or nationalistic  jealousy?

Person of the Week: Ollante Humala, leftist elected president of Peru


[Photo from ChinaDaily]: 

Ollante Humala , Person of the Week —  elected  president of Peru — and ostensibly his election presents for the Obama Administration yet another failure of American foreign Policy in the Latin region… 

It has been suggested before on this page and elsewhere that  American foreign policy in many respects is in disarray, and that vis-a-vis Mexico, specifically, and Latin America, in general, the United States of America is losing ground not only to narco terrorists, but to  the influence of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

Now another Latin American country turns sharply left — in the mold of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales?

U. S. Rep. Anthony Weiner: his “private” morals have no effect on his public job?


Some might say that the “private”  varying actions of some of the representatives of the people — such as Schwarzeneggar, Ensign, Spitzer, Gingrich, Weiner, et al — have no effect on the public work they do “for the people” and ought not matter to voters when these kinds of politicians run for office or remain in office… 

The French for years have tolerated or ignored or enjoyed politicians who are different animals in private than they are in public, so people such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn apparently for years have been allowed to thrive in that political system…

Don’t the perverted “private” morals exhibited by some elected officials have a deleterious effect on the body politic and on how they “govern” ,  and so is it not best to remove from office as soon as possible those politicians who cross the line?…

Person(s) of the Week: Maurenn Nyergers, and her husband


From CBS News, moving truck at Bank of America,  to enforce the foreclosure:

Maurenn Nyergers and her husband, from Collier County, Florida — persons of the week,  for foreclosing reportedly on a branch of behemoth  Bank of America, and getting their due money!… Not often do the “little people” get a whack at the “biguns” and live to tell about it… 

More power to Johanna and  John Q. Public, who represent the majority of “average Americans” — they pay their taxes and support their country and sometimes have to stand up to powerful governmental and business interests

Persons of the Week: In Memoriam — of all our veterans who have paid the ultimate price while in the service of the nation


Memorial Day Week: In memoriam, honoring all American veterans of all periods and all conflicts who paid the ultimate price while  in the service of the country

Blacks “under siege”: Jim Clyburn charges “racism” to help President Obama get re-elected 2012?


AP Photo: James Clyburn

Obama is not invincible, he can be defeated in 2012, but as previously has been written here and elsewhere, the president needs to keep near 100% of his bloc of Black voters squarely in his back pocket in order to make his victory feasible…

Thus, as a part of the “Blacks under siege” modus operandi to keep the Black community on edge and in the president’s corner, U.S. House of Representatives Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. Jim Clyburn (S.C.) emphasizes that any problems President Obama has with the electorate has to do with racism…  In plain words, he (along with others like Louis Farrakhan) seems to want Blacks to see themselves primarily as Blacks so as to create more cohesiveness within the group, and thereby again assure the Black vote for the president in 2012… 

The charge of racism will keep coming up because the race card is an important part of the Democratic Party Presidential Campaign 2012 … 

Just sayin’

Person of the Week: Harold Egbert (yes, Egbert) Camping, head of Family Radio, a Christian Broadcasting Network


Photo from Wikipedia:

Apocalypse Now “, today, May 21, says the head of his world-wide Christian Fundamentalist flock…  Trained as a Civil Engineer, he apparently has applied mathematical  derivatives to Christian Scripture to arrive at his Dooms Day scenarios… 

 Egbert, just an ol’  sad fool, a  kook,…  another foil for a 24 hour news cycle diet of advertisements and pablum that leads to the derision of sincerely worshipping Christians, or is he a modern master religious  P.T. Barnum who among the masses and in the public square  boosts  religious thought about The Rapture, “End Times, Day of Judgement? 

Simply put, in this materialistic cynical world, is any attention to Spiritual Salvation necessarily bad?

Republicans Gingrich, Schwarzeneggar, Ensign, 3 peas in a putrid political pod — are there others?


But they have repented, mended their ways and sought forgiveness, so let’s let bygones be bygones because their personal failings brought no harm, no foul to the body politic!?   Republicans, from the party of Family Values, deserve much better —  you think?

Furthermore, a bit long the political slogan, but how does this sound, “Vote Gingrich for president 2012 because he’s only like  every other American, an imperfect Christian, and his current wife was on the church choir when he met her…”?!

“Le Great seducer”, Frenchman Dominique assaults SOFITAL chamber maid in $3,000 a night penthouse suite?!


AP Photo:

All right, no problem of course with the  “presumption of innocence” principle accorded all in American judicial circles, but IMF  world “public servantDominique Strauss-Kahn  in reportedly a $3,000 a night SOFITAL suite in New York?…  Give the public a friggin’ break, Mr. Great Seducer Dominique

And what about French Environment Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet seemingly more interested in lamenting the effect the arrest might have on France…    What  pity…  Vive la France!?…  

Give the public another friggin’ break…   Just sayin’…

Person(s) of the Week: Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, and “cohorts”


Person(s) of the Week:  An Islamist from Florida, Pakistani born Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan (and cohorts) — reportedly a Naturalized American citizen imam of a Mosque, was recently arrested for “supporting acts of murder, kidnapping and maiming in Pakistan and elsewhere” in support of the Taliban, specifically pushing for attacks against the American military…

Osama Bin Laden’s demise notwithstanding ,  the arrests show that amongst us terrorists are still plotting,  that the War on Terrorism is obviously not over, that victory is not at yet at hand — that thousands of our fellow citizens are still serving and dying in the Middle East and elsewhere…

The Black community “under siege” as a political ploy


Photo from ABC News at a previous event:

It has been written here and elsewhere that contrary to some who believe it is a near foregone conclusion that the president will be unseated in the 2012 Presidential Election,  for various reasons Obama (as any sitting president (or standing) still is a formidable  opponent…   One of the reasons cited is that the president received almost 100 % of the Black vote in the last presidential election, and if the president’s campaign operative’s can keep the Black community feeling it is under siege, they will continue to remain in the fold, regardless of any lack of improvement in their economic wellbeing  under the policies of President Obama…

Note how the “birther” issue and the issue of rapper Common performing at the White House reportedly have helped strengthen the president’s support among Black people because they seem to see the criticisms as attempts at  perpetuating racism against them…

Just sayin’

Person of the Week, and ongoing: George W. Bush


George W. Bush, Person of the Week (and ongoing): lest we forget whilst in the midst of Presidential Campaign 2012…  The press and those in current power must manage well the change in the Middle East set in motion by  Dubya and carried out with the blood of the American military and on the backs of the American taxpayer — so as to insure the change is not hijacked by Arab or Islamist extremists, nor politicians… 

 Give ample and continuing credit where credit is due, without turning events into political Campaign 2012

Osama appeared to be reaching for a weapon and was shot, hip hip Hooray!?


PanAm is as glad as any that the mastermind of the tragedy of  “911” has reportedly met his end, but is a bit taken aback with the  circus-like and carnival atmosphere exhibited by some who dance in the street and guffaw and hurrah as if they have just won a beer-drinking contest…

Also, somewhat concerned that the White House might be using the killing of Osama as a Re-Election 2012  campaign event at Ground Zero…  But, if so, that would be par for the course in modern political campaigns…

Undoubtedly, the American military performed admirably and deserves countless kudos — and the American people as well deserve a dignified closing of one chapter of the 911 saga…    Hopefully, politicians and White House P.R.  folks will not sully the aftermath

Just sayin’.

Osama’s reported death a boost to Obama’s re-election?


  [AP photo]

Short lived uptick or no tick, who knows…  As others have written here and elsewhere, regardless of the negatives, the president enjoys distinctive advantages, including that the Republicans are, if not in disarray, they are certainly disunited on who in their current  field is really of presidential timber or who has presidential charisma…

By the way, is the congratulatory political commentary of Osama’s demise a bit much?  “Ding dong the witch is dead” ,and all!?

Person of the Week: Harry Alford (calls President Obama a “Marxist” and “Brownshirt”)


For various reasons, as previously has been written on this page and others, President Obama will most likely win re-election in 2012 because he has the Black vote in his back pocket and this constituency will vote almost 100% for him, as it did in 2008…  But some  Black Americans such as Mr. Alford (president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce)  take a different view of Obama and he reportedly will not simply vote for Obama racially in-lockstep — could people such as he create a problem for the president?… 

Cutting-to-the-chase, though, regardless of how badly the economic wellbeing of  Black Americans has particularly deteriorated under Obama, how many Black Americans actually will vote in the presidential election based on something other than race?… 

Only a relative handful?…

Persons of the Week: Frank and Jamie McCourt, of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball


Yeah, Persons of the Week, for reportedly running aground the once proud Dodger organization while using it as their personal ATM…  Major League Commissioner Selig has indicated he is stepping in to help turnaround  the beleaguered franchise

Frank and Jamie (once proud parking lot owners), “‘poster child‘ adults” for handling personal and business problems in one of the worse possible ways — airing their filthy linen in the public square

Attaboy, attagirl, some say: parking lot trash always rises but also always settles to the bottom…  The McCourts, just showing poor business sense or simply parking lot trash?

Teamsters Union bosses in a pickle — union dues pay for dance tights, and more


 With rank and file dues monies, bosses spent 100s of thousands of dollars on dance tights, barbie dolls, cigars, wine, restaurant meals and more …

Potpourri Pan America: muchachos, vote President Obama in 2012; and more…


PONDER THIS:

1.  It’s 2012 election campaign time, folks  — so the White House wants immigration reform, to get the Latino vote?…  He’s already bombed Libya to portray himself as a strong Commander-in-Chief, now, let’s get them votes, muchachos

2.  “Three Cups of Tea” of fallacy? — who picked this guy to help set our Afghanistan policy? 

3.  S and  P says not so good and Obama Campaign 2012 says it’s all political? — by the way, why isn’t the press complaining about the high gas prices?  Oh, they still want to blame Bush?!!!  Give America a friggin’ break Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and company!!!

4.  What happened to “transparency” in government? — where is the change that was promised?  It’s worse than it ever was….

5.  Pres. Obama says: don’t ask me no stinking questions? — America is being treated as a Third World banana republic — come on, Mr. and Mrs. news anchors, speak up, you have the freedom to be independent…

Person of the Week: Wisconsin State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser


DAVID PROSSER — Person of the Week.

From archives: [Unionists reacted in earlier confrontations against  Wisconsin governor Scott — photo from Doug Ross Journal.] 

“State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser emerged as the winner Friday over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg in a heated election that drew national attention because of the fight over collective bargaining and a ballot reporting error in Waukesha County.”… [From the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.]

This was a major fight pitting the nation’s powerful public employee unions, as well as private ones, against the forces  in Wisconsin that are trying to reform the political system in order to begin to control out-of-control spending there…

For future general elections and in currently underway recall elections in the state,  does this portend the real mood of the Wisconsin electorate or is this a mere skirmish that will be but a belch in the ongoing budget battles?

Person of the Week: U.S. General Carter Ham


 U.S. General Carter Ham — for bringing attention to the possible use of American land troops in Libya, and drawing attention to President Obama’s seemingly expedient and incoherent foreign policy…  It seems from this vantage point that the president authorized the bombing in Libya in large measure as a reaction to the significant numbers of people who do not see him as a strong Commander-in-Chief, while he was in the midst of preparing to kickoff his 2012 presidential campaign… Furthermore, who knows, maybe if President Obama gets to a point where he believes sending in ground troops into Libya would help him in his re-election effort, and also pacify the American segment that wants army boots in Libya, he might authorize ground troops as well…  General Ham might be prepping the public for such action…

Just sayin”…

Potpourri Pan America: “moderate” ElBaradei now more “immoderate”; and finally, concern about Iran-Venezuela – really!!! And more…


 PONDER THIS:

1.  Another little friend from South America gets irked     — after all the visits by the president and the Secretary of State, who are America’s friends in Latin America, really?

2.  Wasn’t “moderate” Arab ElBaradei supposed to be Pres. Obama’s boy in Egypt?   — either the  Muslim Brotherhood or El Qaeda or a combination could be problematic in Egypt…  Another “Shah booted out of  Iran” situation?  Hopefully not…

3.  KSM to be tried by military tribunal  — Whoa, Mr. Holder (KSM is not a Dutch airline) — are you simply playing politics?!  Think things through, why don’t you…  Or are you the fall guy for those above you?

4.  The federales of socialist Nicaragua say “nyet” to popular demonstrations — Daniel Ortega, friend of the people!?  Heck, when will people learn: boot out the supposed dictators only to install another one…  Who are the federales?!

5.  Is America on the verge of giving weapons to its enemies in Libya?   — that’s the rumor…  Another failure of foreign policy for the Obama Administration?… 

6.  Concern over Iran-Venezuela connection expressed — oh really!!!  Here and in many other places that concern has been continually expressed!!!  Give America a friggin’ break!!!

PREVIOUS:

  Iraq not yet settled but send   the weary military and stressed, expensive weaponry  into another war?  Are reasons given consistent or factual , or is Obama acting like a  Bush-Lite simply the start of campaign 2012?  His military leadership skills were reportedly viewed by the American public as almost wholly lacking recently — more macho image needed, so send in the military as a military tool, maybe!  Not comfortable here about the president’s decisions and the process of getting there…

  Will this policy encourage illegal immigration? —   the president simply does  not seem to want to seal the U.S. border…  “Come on up, we’d love to have you”?

  What would the news media say if Bush were still president?!  —  but  probably they will say it’s still Bush’s  fault…  Rolling Stone stories roll right along…

  Look out, Arab end time is near? — what’s with Iran and the clergy! 

  President Obama “just” returned from South America and Hugo Chavez nonetheless is being “awarded” there. —  will Venezuela be bombed next?  It “is” the beginning of election season…

Person of the Week: Katie Couric, perennial “loser” as CBS news anchor


 [photo from Chickipedia]

 

Katie Couric, perennially in last place among the national news presenters, Person of the Week…  During her stint as CBS anchor, has not been able to convince the majority of the news viewing public that she belongs in the august company of the network’s historical stalwarts EDWARD R. MURROW, WALTER CRONKITE, and ERIC SEVARIED…  Easy Decision… 

For various reasons she has not been a fit for the role of CBS anchor — one amongst  them being that Ms Couric apparently has not been able to figure out what image in news she wants to personify: a serious news anchor at a once storied  news division, or a flamboyant celebrity kitten who off camera continually hobnobs with the leftist element of American society and often promotes their philosophy,… contrary to the objectivity demanded of her position, and more importantly, demanded by the public…

Potpourri Pan America: “bomb baby, bomb” — we need more votes — “Macho, macho man,…”!


PONDER THIS:

1.  Iraq not yet settled but send   the weary military and stressed, expensive weaponry  into another war?  Are reasons given consistent or factual , or is Obama acting like a  Bush-Lite simply the start of campaign 2012?  His military leadership skills were reportedly viewed by the American public as almost wholly lacking recently — more macho image needed, so send in the military as a military tool, maybe!  Not comfortable here about the president’s decisions and the process of getting there…

2.  Will this policy encourage illegal immigration? —   the president simply does  not seem to want to seal the U.S. border…  “Come on up, we’d love to have you”?

3.  What would the news media say if Bush were still president?!  —  but  probably they will say it’s still Bush’s  fault…  Rolling Stone stories roll right along…

4.  Look out, Arab end time is near? — what’s with Iran and the clergy! 

5.  President Obama “just” returned from South America and Hugo Chavez nonetheless is being “awarded” there. —  will Venezuela be bombed next?  It “is” the beginning of election season…

“Person(s)” of the Week: Al-Qaeda in Libya


 Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime. (Photo from The Telegraph — Libyan rebel leader Al-Hasidi]

“Person(s)” of the Week, Al-Qaeda:  Strange Bedfellows…   Nobel Peace Prize recipient U.S. President Obama, while engaged already in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan against Al-Qaeda  involves America in a 3rd war   in another Arab country to support the Libyan rebels against Kadafi — and reportedly,  Al-Qaeda is an important part of the rebel contingent ( according to Al-Hasidi: Libyan rebel leader )!…  Strange Bedfellows…  How did Al-Qaeda manage that feat? 

Just askin’…

America in a new war in Libya and President Obama on vacation celebrating?


[photo from MAILONLINE]

Floundering: Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, participate in a reception in La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile, last night

It’s  a mess…..  Who’s in charge here and yonder, and what’s on second?

Potpourri Pan America: get re-elected 2012 — Bomb Libya to show I am a true American and not an Arab lover. (Obama?)… And more…


 

PONDER THIS:

1. Nobel Peace prize winner President Obama involves America in a 3rd Arab War — while vacationing, and avoiding questions.  Emerging countries oppose bombing Libya   ,but Amr Moussa  just wants to be kingpin   because the Arab League eats their own?

2.  Who’s on first and what’s on second (?) — bomb first and decide who is in charge sometime later so as to blame someone else  in case publicity goes bad? Attaboys, attagirl…

3.  Chavez is twisting in the wind?    — “What now said the brown cow.”

4.  Yes, again, who’s on first and what’s on second…(?) — anyone feel discomfort and uneasy about the nation’s foreign policy (and domestic)?  Who are the federales? 

5.  Bombing Libya because of its oil!?  — but didn’t Obama chastise Bush?

“…,but what the hell do they stand for?…”, the pathetic Arab League representatives want a “mulligan” on Libya?!


 Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa (Photo credit, Creative Commons).

[Amr Moussa wanted to lead Egypt after Mubarak…  Now runs for the hills — to save his place in the Egyptian sun?…]

 Amr Moussa and his cronies seemingly want to backtrack and do a mulligan because they apparently did not foresee the consequences of their actions — actions that ought to have been paramount from the outset…  Pathetic fools and self-serving sycophants or something else?!

*****… “…,but what the hell do they stand for?…”, as written yesterday (and more) on this page…

Person(s) of the Week: Representatives of the League of Arab States: a “confused bunch”?


Yes, PERSON(s) of THE WEEK, the Arab League representatives!…   Pardon my French (pun intended), but what the hell do they stand for?  They demand that  the West let them run their business and their Lands their own way without interference from foreigners, then their representatives run crying for help to the West and to the French (yes, the French!) to come onto their lands to save them!  

PanAm is not advocating on behalf of Kadafi (or whatever they are calling him now), only drawing attention to  the warped logic of the representatives of the Arab League, an organization that one day might rue what they advocated if they come out looking as simply pawns of the West.

Under similar conditions as those in the ongoing Japanese tragedy, would average Americans be as stoic as they?


[AP Photo] Members of a family retrieve clothes and others ...

Certainly there would be significant numbers of average American citizens who could match or might even surpass the stoicism of the Japanese, but overall it is doubtful   , it appears, that Americans in general under similarly trying times would be as seemingly philosophical about their circumstances as the Japanese have been to date… 

There in very short order you have a people who were hit with an earthquake of historical proportions, a tsunami with catastrophic results, followed by a nuclear meltdown scenario in their midst, and on top of that, it is miserably cold…  But nonetheless, meanwhile, if reports are accurate, there is no widespread civil disorder in the countryside among those in-the-eye-of the horrific disaster — no looting, no bellyaching about their perilous plight nor playing the blame game here and yonder (though easily over ten thousand have surely perished)…

Remember Katrina   and New Orleans 2005?

Just sayin’…

Potpourri Pan America: From a “novel idea” (yes) of lowering test standards so more can pass, to death threats to UCLA bimbo; and more


 [photo from Yahoo News] Tokyo Electric Co. employees in charge of public relations, in blue uniform, explain the situation of Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

PONDER THIS:

1.  10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 -3 – 2 –  1 –   BLAST OFF, Capt. Cocaine —  not implying or inferring anything, to those who know the difference between the two.  But what a mess-up for NASA (has a nice ring to it ” mess-up for NASA”, huh?…

2.  Evo Morales not a happy camper  — about the drug report…  He was not involved in the NASA cocaine dust up, was he? 

3.  KUDLOW has it right, again — the man always has the pulse of the business world as it crosses with the political.

4.  Dayton, Ohio lowers standards for hiring because of Federal D.O.J. pressure —  Will A.G. Holder ever stop messing up…  Will he be jettisoned before Obama Presidential Campaign 2012?

5.  Obama ally and confident confidante considers the calamity in Japan a “blessing”? —  ooh-aah, yippee, hooray, let’s have another real soon?!

6.  The bimbo makes some, well, bimbo remarks, and she is made out to be a friggin’ Hitler?   — death threats are made against her…  Where is the commonsense in this whole freakin’ mess from all sides?  Put her on the F.B.I’s Top Wanted List, heh?  And the AFLAC “duck” gets fired  — with all the unemployment going around?…  Come on people, give the  bimbo and  the freakin’ duck a break, why don’t you…  Just sayin’

Person of the Week: Wisconsin governor Scott Walker


[Photo from Chicago Tribune]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs measure limiting collective bargaining for public workers

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, person of the week — for showing enlightened fortitude in the face of the barbarian thuggery at the gate and within the gate of the stately Wisconsin statehouse…  In the long run, his savvimess and willingness to take tough steps for the betterment of his state’s current generations, as well as the future ones, will benefit all the citizens of Wisconsin — including the public employees who like sheep allowed themselves to be led by self-serving union bosses  into ethically and economically untenable positions…

Mob holds Madison, Wisconsin statehouse hostage, but rule of law prevails


[ photo from Huffington Post]

Wisconsin Protests

Wisconsin Democratic state senators shamelessly continued drawing their paychecks and shamefully went AWOL from their elected posts, leaving reckless mobs to (in effect) sack the Madison, Wisconsin statehouse and attempt to overthrow their legally elected representatives…

If anyone needed another straw to convince them that this sad spectacle was anything but a pathetic attempt to undermine   democracy,… perpetually self promoting Jesse Jackson parachuted in to lead the masses toward, well, oblivion?…   Contributions to Jesse’s Rainbow Coalition, anyone?!

Thousands of protestors and  professional agitators drank the Kool Aid fed to them by public unionists  intent on keeping their beds feathered and cushy, while hundreds of thousands of others saw the pictures and videos of chaos and shook their heads in near disbelief… 

Yeah, “ON WISCONSIN”,  a step toward barbarianism!

Potpourri Pan America: Public employee union leaders are ruining the country? And more…


PONDER THIS:

1.  With a leaky bucket, Secretary Gates has a difficult time trying to carry water for Pres. Obama     — Victory is going to be declared (as has been written on this page and elsewhere long ago.), come hell or high water…  Will American lives have died in vain because of poor leadership from the white house?  And, how about that Karzai!

2.  It takes all kinds to make a world   — but where is Darwin when you need him most!  Surely we know what this recently showered guy’s political persuasion is!…

3.  It’s not simply an action to break up unions — there are significant problems — even the good liberals in Massachusetts have come to understand economics….

4.  “Wonder boy” is at it again  — NPR is not a liberal bastion, bashing conservatives unabashedly?  Enough, already with the alliteration, and with NPR parading  as being apolitical…

5.  But  Will Kadafi get safe travel permission slip ?– how else will he get to Hugo or Fidel? Regardless, has President Obama mishandled the Libyan mess?

Person of the Week: Congressman Charlie Rangel(N.Y.)


Charlie Sheen, scratch that,  Congressman Charlie Rangel continues to make himself out as a good representation of what bad representives of the people do…

(credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

[Photo and story from CBS News New York]

Commentary  from the public comment section below the story worth considering (May 5, 2011, at 10:40AM) — as well as others

“jen

I love it when black leaders stand up for thugs. However, when it comes to black students failing in school do black leaders stand up for better teachers? No they picket for higher wages for teachers who can’t teach.

Lousy teachers vs lousy students, black leaders choose lousy teachers. Damn the lousy students”

Hasn’t Charlie had enough bad press lately?

 “

Beheadings have arrived in America


Will the beheadings  soon arrive at a city near you,  or worse still, arrive on your block?  The Middle East is important, but but!… Anybody still wondering why Arizona is on edge?

Just sayin’

Potpourri Pan America: “minorities” will inherit the country and then what? And more…


PONDER THIS:

[Rep. Issa.]

1.  In numbers, the future is bright for minorities in America   — but as a consequence, success will be a failure for them and for all?

2. Issa saw the light finally and fired his spokesperson  —  Rep. Issa and the Republicans could still shoot themselves on the collective foot by playing up to the people at the New York Times and by not maintaining the highest decorum.

3.  ” my people”, says AG Eric Holder, are only the Black people?   — well, not quite, but gives the  impression.

4.  President Obama is weak on the world stage? — more than one person has decried the shortcoming.

5.  Another past study and critique of the problems in Mexico — what has been done about it?  Not much

Person of the Week: Sara Salazar


 Sara Salazar

[AP photo]

Person of the Week:  Sara Salazar, from the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico across from El Paso, Texas — though she and her family are under attack from criminal entities in their country, at great personal peril they persist in their struggle…

Her daughter, Mexican human rights activist Josefina Reyes Salazar was killed last year presumably by lawless elements who opposed her campaign against the violence currently pervasive in Mexican society —   and yesterday, the dead bodies of two of her siblings and of a sister-in-law were found in the area of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.  They were reportedly killed to keep others from continuing to complain about the deterioration of law and order in Mexico in general  and to keep the family  from speaking up against the criminals and against those governmental agencies who wish that they would cease drawing attention to Mexico’s problems.

Violence in the Middle East deserves attention, but the upheavals so close to America’s border must not be overlooked…

Potpourri Pan America:


 Has anyone seen this man in Libya or traveling abroad with a blond, voluptuous nurse at his side? A handsome rascal he is, you say…

1.  Kadafi going to Hugo and both going where? — Kadafi is under siege

2.  Rush does not mince words — does Rush have a point?

3.  Wisconsin students can’t read?   — Blame the teachers or the newly elected governor?

4.  Anotherone who does not mince words — “Rummy” still tells it like it is…

5.  Evo also on the run?   — The indigenous leader finds out it’s harder to govern than to exhort.

Person of the Week: ex president Jimmy Carter: yes, really


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[Photo from University of Iowa news service.]

Jimmy Carter for continually trying to insert himself into the public eye to appear relevant and to sell books,  Person of the Week…  It hurts, we know…   He indicates that the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt apparently is a peaceful freedom loving organization and seems not to fear them one iota… 

Everyone knows how valued his opinion is  given his leadership in the Iranian Fiasco during  his presidency…  Person of the Week, Mr. Carter, for shining a spotlight on those such as himself who seem to exemplify personal and professional incompetence and who continually and shamefully  pursue  money and self-indulgence, to the detriment of their country…

President Obama concerned with the Wisconsin budget crisis, but less so with the Federal budget monstrosity and Americans being killed in Mexico?


 [Photo from Fox News — Jaime Zapata, federal agent, killed.]

U.S. officials say Jaime Zapata, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, was killed and another agent wounded while driving through northern Mexico Tuesday.

What’s it all about?… 

American is killed in Mexico, while seemingly the president is clueless about what to do   about it…   Events in Latin America are spinning out of control and our leadership is clueless?

And as if he did not have enough to keep him busy in Washington, he tries to tell the government of Wisconsin how to solve its budget crisis…   President Obama continues driving the nation into bankruptcy, but erroneously believes, haughtily(?), that he is so knowledgeable and has so much free time on his hands that he can dwell on criticizing the government of Wisconsin for trying to balance its state budget.

Plain chutzpah or simply something worse?

Just sayin’…

Potpourri Pan America: Spanish soldiers are Sons of the American Revolution?; and more


    

1.  The Obama White House not so transparent — how many can say “I told you so”, but why hasn’t the majority of the news media made much of fuss about it?

2.  Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio currently a formidable possible candidate — contender for the upcoming open senate office in Arizona…  Run Joe run, Run Joe run!!!???

3.  Bolivian Leader Evo Morales meets his “Agua Loo” — Yes, Mr. indigenous leader of the indigenous people of Bolivia might be losing his karma…

4.  Spiegel belatedly praises Bush? —  yup. sounds like it, but who else does?

5.  Spanish soldiers recognized as “sons of the American Revolution”?! —  the New World made strange bedfellows or is it something else?

Person of the Week: Oprah Winfrey


 [Photo from Politico]Oprah wants 'respect' for Obama

Oprah Winfrey , Person of the Week, for apparently inadvertently drawing attention to  a view prevalent among a significant segment of the news media that because he is the first Black American President of the United States of America,  people ought not criticize Barack Obama  — and as a corollary to that assertion,  that anyone who does criticize him is a racist…

Ms Winfrey campaigned for Mr.Obama during his quest for the presidency, but at that time did not rail against  the vicious criticism leveled at then president George W. Bush — so it seems that now she could simply be attempting to shield her friend and fellow prominent Black American mainly because of her personally close connection to the current president. 

A fair conclusion could be that for self-serving reasons, Oprah Winfrey wishes simplistically to diminish, deflect or eliminate any criticism of the President, and does so by extolling the importance of The Presidency itself…

On the road. PanAm will be indisposed for a few days.


Steelers by 7!


I got nothing — else.

Person(s) of the Week: the American military men and women in the Middle East


Soldiers Monday carry the casket of Army Spc. Jason D. Fingar to the veterans section at Memorial Park Cemetery. Fingar died May 22 in Afghanistan.

American military men and women — and their families — who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and those who continue to sacrifice in the Middle East, and at home…  The military and its families who through blood, sweat and tears can again help spread democracy,  this time throughout the Middle East– if their sacrifices are not squandered and allowed to have been in vain… George W. Bush can be remembered as well…

Baseball honcho Antonio Castro, son of Fidel: it’s a small world!


Hijo-de-fidel-castro-en-beisbol

[Photo of Antonio Castro, from EL DIA, Bolivian newspaper]

Because the Press is flooding the print and air waves making instant herd analyses of who and what is up and whomever or whatever is down in Egypt, PANAM decided the world can afford to take a break from his own viewpoint for a day or more!…  Also, given that in the last month or so there have been countless hits on the PAN AMERICAN WORLD sports sites, today have decided to include at least a small piece about international sports… 

Antonio Castro, Vice president of the International Federation of Baseball:  it is being announced  in the Saturday February 5 edition of EL DIA newspaper of Bolivia that Major league Baseball of the U.S.A. is increasing its financial support of the organization in order to expand the development of baseball internationally… 

Reportedly this Mr. Castro is non other than a son of Cuban Communist leader Fidel…  Who’d a thunk it

George W. Bush: …Democracy,… “God’s gift…”… to the Middle East


He was right?  But, regardless,  don’t anyone mess up  the transition by encouraging  mob rule…

Potpourri Pan America: ElBaradai, a neutered lap dog for Obama or……? And more…


PONDER THIS:

1.  1974: Time Magazine says world climate is  getting colder — how ’bout them cold apples, Mr. TIME man, you were right, talk to Al , why don’t you…  The world is always getting warmer and colder …   [Anyone old enough to remember the Ice Age? (just kidding.)]…  Or,  as the “Witch Doctor” says, it’s too hot because it’s too cold…    We’re freezing because we’re burning,  or something like that!…   I get it — huh?…

2.  First Matthews get a thrill up his leg from Obama and now Bill does the same for him… — what’s up with Chris?!

3.  The Obama Administration is very secretive because it is very open —  Rep. Issa has to understand that it is very hot, because it is very cold…  Mr.Issa, you can do it, turn the heat up even more altho’  it is very cold…  It’s a conundrum within an enigma (or something like that) that can be solved with a few subpoenas and Hearings from the Super Issa man…

4.  It’s not bad enough that Mexico is drowning in bad government and drugs   — but is also easily slurred, with no critique from the main liberal news media… 

5.  Obama no real friend of Israel  ?– Israel was right in its assessment?…

6.  El Baradai, is he a lap dog of President Obama?   — and will the Muslim Brotherhood neuter him quickly  and attack Israel, or has Mohamed already been done?!

Obama instigating regime change in Egypt?


Another failure in foreign policy for the Obama Administration that will further damage American  credibility and security, not only in the Middle East, but around the world?

Person of the Week: Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak


Will Obama be to Mubarak as Carter was to the  Shah of Iran…  

 Just sayin’…

Pay attention to Egypt, but what about Mexico next door?


[photo from kval.com]

Often and continually or continuously, the American government seems to be reacting to trouble spots around the world, not anticipating them and beforehand working to defuse them, even when the problems are right next door to its borders, such as in Mexico…

Now that the Egyptian problem has ignited and is possibly on the verge of exploding into an all-consuming  conflagration with potentially profound possibilities, of course it deserves attention, but the problems that are undermining Mexican society need to be addressed  aggressively right now, too, so that those problems don’t lead to a conflagration as well, within our southern border area — much closer to us than Egypt and the Middle East … As our citizens on the Borderlands have long noticed, it is bad enough already, while  it seems our politicians look the other way.

Full speed ahead right now on solving the immigration problems, the drug cartel problems and overall all the problems   that have arisen and/or have worsen because the Obama Administration has not paid full attention to Mexico, specifically, and Latin America overall…

Potpourri Pan America: “Where are the (American) federales” — Mexico inches toward “failed state” status?


 

[Photo from WhatMexico.com]

Examples of violence in some Mexican “border cities”:

1.  Matamoros, Mexico  and Reynosa, Mexico  — No “snow birds”   crossing from Texas into this area, probably. 

3.  Nuevo Laredo, Mexico   —  a major  commercial and tourist crossover  point on the Texas Border.

4.  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico — a major commercial crossover point on the Texas border, and, apparently, more people apparently died there last year due to the drug cartels than in Iraq and Afghanistan.

6.  Nogales, Mexico —  It’s a small city, but a major crossover of drugs and illegal immigrants into Arizona.  Wanna play in the national parks in Arizona?  Some are so upset with security that they are about to pass a law directed at President Obama’s re-election bid…

7.  Tijuana, Mexico —  A major  commercial and tourist crossover on the California border. Anybody for surfing in Baja?

Examples of violence in a few Mexican tourist cities:

1.  Cancun, MexicoAcapulco, Mexico ,  Monterrey, Mexico — vacation time anyone?  The rates   are cheap…

Person(s) of the Week: parents of Luís Santos – Luís was killed in an attack involving the son of a political ally of Arnold Schwarzenegger


[A.P. photo]

Along with his associates, Esteban, the son of Fabian Nuñez, attacked some college students because the attackers were not permitted to attend a private student party…  Nuñez is an ex Speaker of the Assembly in California…  In the attack, a student died and others suffered serious knife wounds…  For his violent actions, the Court gave Mr. Nuñez’s son 16 years in prison,  but in the last hours of his governorship, Arnold Schwarzenegger lessened the sentence to 7 years…

Mr. and Mrs. Santos, parents of Luis Santos ( who died in the knifings), for various reasons have filed suit to overturn Schwarzenegger’s  reduction of sentence — including that it appears the action was taken by the governator as a crass political move to help the son of  his political crony, Mr. Nuñez. 

The Santoses are commended for attempting to right a wrong…

It’s funny(?): “Blackie O” is the wife of the president, so says Joan Rivers?


[photo from Radaronline]

Is there any criticism about “this” from leftist or Black organizations or from anybody, or does she get a pass because of her leftist political beliefs?  Even Howard Stern’s crew thought a line had been crossed …  Plastic surgery does not cure racism nor first stage dementia?

Potpourri Pan America: from Tyrannosaurus Rex to Sputnik to Loughner’s dad to itty bitty Sen. Brown, and more


Ponder this

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[Good Rexy, go fetch Al Qaeda, now!!!]

1.  Can you also clone a Tyrannosaurus Rex for me, Mr. Tojo?  — Here Rexy, here Rexy, come and get it (come get Al Qaeda!).

2.  Sen. Brown (R?: Mass.) — what is this man’s little bitty first name?!  Shall he get voted out next little bitty time or is it a good ploy?

3.  Previous V-P Dick Cheney gives them hell  — With or without a beating heart, the man is in the fight, contrary to some…

4.  How ’bout dem Wikileakers?! — in some,… in some cases, they can do some good?

5.    Loughner’s father is the scapegoat?     — right off the bat, underlying it all, always blame the father, is that the babble?

6.  Pow!, ping!, take that,  Mr. Sputnik — it happened in Seattle, uh, no, in Pasa-DENA?!  I thought they were only noted for the Rose Bowl…

7.  Taking it out on the gun owner?  —  give the guy a friggin’  commonsensical break, why don’t they?

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previous:

1.  “Madman”  — folks, don’t make Loughner out to be a political activist of any stripe, be sensible!

2.  Pima County Sheriff  — an ignorant buffoon or a dangerous political opportunist, worse than any of those whom he criticizes, seemingly in order to stifle political dissent overall.

3.  Chris Cillizza — don’t always agree with him but worth reading this column.

4.  President Obama stirs up violence? —   how about the press calling him on it…  How about the Democratic sheriff of Pima County calling him on it…

5. silence the freedom of speech— ” the pot calling the kettle black”?

6.  Don’t restrict the freedoms of decent people  — well said by the father of child shooting victim Christina Taylor Green, even while in deep grief.

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previous:

1.  ESPN sportsters continue to be the same old dysfunctional bunch — boys will be boys,… uh,… ol’ geezers will be ol’  geezers, it seems (no offense meant to ol’ geezers) — come on, it’s the 21st century, fellas…  By the way, ESPN, isn’t it long past the time when women ought to have been promoted into the broadcast booth rather than eternally condemned to walk the sidelines and the stands?

2.  How ’bout dem terrorist Arabs killin’ Christians — they want respect and harp that their word can be trusted…  Say what?!

3. Obama’s lap — the news media does not blame the president for the oil price increases at the pump?  What if Bush were still in office?!

4.  sexy makeover — for Global Warming, or simply nudity for the sake of just nudity…  How about Al Gore sans his skivvies?!  No, let’s not go there…

5. Give people a  friggin’ break   — really, all the college athletes are moral purists and the NCAA the purist of them all ???

6.  southern California    — Global Warming and the world freezes?  Even southern California has been been snowed-in…

7.  The outgoing “Republican” California “Governator” commutes sentence of Democratic political crony — came in with the hopes of decent people and left the state in shambles and he as corrupt as one of  the worse of the worse politicians

Person of the Week: James Eric Fuller, victim as well as victimizer?


Image: J. Eric Fuller at his Tucson, Ariz., home

[photo from MSNBC]

In seeking to silence through violent means those with whom he disagrees, James Eric Fuller ( like some others across the land) in part exhibits the thought processes of Jared Loughner, Tucson murderer.

Reportedly, at a taping of a segment for the ABC News program “This Week”  with Christiane Amanpour, shown on Sundays, audience guest Mr. Fuller took  a photo of a particular Tea Party Movement on-air guest and shouted to him, “You’re dead”  …  Previously he had been booing him, it has been said…

Apparently James E. Fuller was upset that the Tea Party representative at a particular point had indicated something to the effect  that before anyone decided America needed more gun control legislation, at the very least people ought to wait until after the murdered ones were in their eternal resting places…  It appears that at the street corner meeting where Congresswoman Giffords and others had been shot, Fuller himself also had been shot  — and released from the hospital a few days later.)…

It is understandable that James E. Fuller would not be a happy camper about having been shot (by an apparently apolitical unstable man), but it is very difficult to understand how any person so quickly seeks to silence the voices of peaceful people simply because those peaceful ones seek to exercise their right of peaceful free speech…

Even Comrade Castro chimes in on catastrophe in Tucson


Fidel Castro[He blames George W. Bush and the Tea Party Movement and then goes on and on — not unlike the “leftists” amongst the American multitude.]  January 14th, 2011

The Reflections of Comrade Fidel
 
 Obama’s speech in Arizona
 
 Yesterday I listened to him when he spoke at the University of Tucson where homage was being paid to the 6 people murdered and the 14 wounded in the Arizona massacre, especially the Democratic congresswoman for that state, seriously wounded by a gunshot to the head. The victims of the shooting were definitely brave, each with their merit, and in general they were humble citizens; if it hadn’t been so, they wouldn’t have been there, defending the right of all Americans to medical care and opposing the anti-immigrant laws. 
It was the deed of an unbalanced person, drunk on the preaching of hatred that reigns in American society, where the fascist Tea Party has imposed its extremism on the Republican Party which, under the aegis of George W. Bush, led the world to where it is now, on the brink of the abyss.

 

Added to the disaster of wars was the greatest economic crisis in the history of the United States and a government debt that today is equal to 100% of the GDP, together with a monthly deficit totaling more than 80 billion dollars and again more homes being lost as a result of unpaid mortgages.  The prices of oil, metals, and food are progressively going up.  Lack of confidence in paper currency causes gold purchases to increase and there are quite a few people who see the price of gold ascending to $ 2,000 a Troy ounce.   There are some who even think it will reach $2,500. 
Climatic phenomena have worsened, with considerable losses to harvests in the Russian Federation, Europe, China, Australia, North and South America and in other areas, putting in danger the food supplies for more than 80 Third World countries, creating political instability in a growing number of them. 
The world is facing so many political, military, energy, food and environmental problems that there is no country wanting the United States to return to extremist positions that would increase the risks of nuclear war.
International condemnation of the crime in Arizona was almost unanimous, a crime that demonstrates an expression of that extremism.  No one expected the President of the United States to make an impassioned or confrontational speech, something that wouldn’t correspond to his style or with the domestic circumstances and the climate of irrational hatred that is prevailing in the United States.

The mother of a 9-year-old girl born on September 11th had courageously stated that the hatred unleashed in the world had to cease.  I do not harbor, any doubt in the least that the victims were worthy of recognition by the President of the United States, along with the citizens of Tucson, the students at the University and the doctors who, whenever events of this type occur, always unreservedly express the solidarity which human beings carry inside themselves.  The severely wounded congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, deserves the national and international accolade being given her.  Today, the medical team was continuing to give positive information on the state of her condition. 

Of course, Obama’s speech was lacking the moral condemnation of the policies which inspired such an act. 

I was trying to imagine how men such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt would have acted in similar circumstances, not to mention Lincoln who didn’t shrink from giving his famous Gettysburg Address. What other moment is the President of the United States waiting for to express the opinion that I am sure is being shared by the great majority of US people?

It is not a matter of the government of the United States lacking an exceptional personality to lead it.  What transforms a president into a historical personage, who has been able to reach that position because of his merits, does not lie in the person, but in the need for him at a determinate moment in the history of his nation.

Yesterday when he began his speech, he looked tense, and very much dependent on the written pages.  He soon recovered his calm, his usual command of the stage, and the precise words to express his ideas.  What he didn’t say was because he didn’t want to say it.  

For the delivery of well-written and just praise for those deserving it, he could be awarded a prize.

For a political speech, he left a lot to be desired.

Fidel Castro Ruz
January 13, 2011
7:38 p.m. 

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Potpourri Pan America: a madman, not a political activist, people; and how about the Pima County sheriff — how stable and impartial a lawman is he; plus the father of the child victim speaks of maintaining our freedoms…


PONDER THIS:

1.  “Madman”  — folks, don’t make him out to be a political activist of any stripe, be sensible!

2.  Pima County Sheriff  — an ignorant buffoon or a dangerous political opportunist, worse than any of those whom he criticizes, seemingly in order to stifle political dissent overall.

3.  Chris Cillizza — don’t always agree with him but worth reading this column.

4.  President Obama stirs up violence? —   how about the press calling him on it…  How about the Democratic sheriff of Pima County calling him on it…

5. silence the freedom of speech— ” the pot calling the kettle black”?

6.  Don’t restrict the freedoms of decent people  — well said by the father of child shooting victim Christina Taylor Green, even while in deep grief.

U.S. Rep. Grijalva (Ariz.) asks for civility from “the Tea Partyers” and blames them for the Arizona shooting?


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Heard of an excerpt from the Congressman in which he ostensibly blames all Tea Partyers for the shooting in Tucson, Arizona…  Obviously he does not seem to recall his own “uncivil commentary” from the past and so  quickly throws out a wide blanket,  indicting all the decent people who simply want a smaller more responsible  government rather than a massive bureaucratic one that is unresponsive to the people’s wishes…

Watch for the “uncivil” conning and cunning  ones in the coming days who in saintly manner will seek to climb a high pedestal trying to absolve themselves of all faults, and using the tragic event perpetrated by at least one  mad man  to curb or silence the freedom of speech and the liberties of all decent people with whom they politically disagree…

There are fringe elements at the extreme right and left, so no one ought to seek political gain by casting a wide net of accusations if they truly want complete civil discourse…

Just  sayin’…

Person of the Week: Navy Capt. Owen Honors


Navy Capt. Owen Honors is shown in this undated official portrait. The top officer aboard a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier broadcast to his crew a series of profanity-laced comedy sketches in which he uses gay slurs, mimics masturbation and opens the shower curtain on women pretending to bathe together, a newspaper reported.

[Photo from CBS News]

An American military man, a U.S. Navy officer who served his country in peace and war, Person of the Week for being another sacrificial lamb at the foot of political correctness — Captain honors of the U.S.S. Enterprise was removed from command for reportedly showing poor judgement in producing, directing  and acting in videos a few years back that were  intended to entertain and boost morale of the ship’s personnel while at sea.   He was the ship’s Executive Officer at the time the videos were shown.

Yes, relieve him of command today if he placed his ship in dire straits, today — and endangered his men if he ran it aground or lost lives, ships or aircraft  in peace or war today because of poor judgement, but for this?!

What has been wrought?

Another example of a judge acting omnipotently?(re Anna Nicole Smith)


 Anna Nicole Smith Died from Accidental Overdose | Anna Nicole Smith

[Photo from People Magazine]

At age 39 on February 8,  2007, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida,  Playboy Magazine centerfold, actress    , clothes model and celebrity,  Anna Nicole Smith reportedly died of an accidental overdose  of prescription drugs: among them methadone, anti-anxiety and weight reduction drugs (as well as possibly numerous vitamins) —  the legal drugs supposedly were acquired illegally by those closest to her…

After months/years of wrangling by several people over who the legal father of her child was, and over control of her estate, several people in her inner circle were brought to trial over the matter of the supposed illegal prescribing and acquiring of drugs to be used by Ms Smith.

After trial by jury in Los Angeles County, California, and after the jury brought in guilty verdicts against those charged by the County Prosecutors, on January 6 the Trial Judge set aside   the jury’s guilty verdicts altogether or imposed his own light penalties…

Was that a sham or what?…  Another case of the Courts seeing themselves as above the law and against the Will of the people?  Another reason for the nation’s law-abiding common folk to have doubts about activist judges?…

If the judge had doubts about  the evidence in the case, he could have dismissed the case at the hearing stage months prior to the beginning of the trial.  Or the judge could have dismissed the case after closing arguments, and prior to the jury beginning its deliberation… 

But the judge went through a charade, wasted public time and resources, and undermined the jury system, while in effect protecting those who illegally feed prescription drugs to celebrities and others — that is not good public policy nor morally right.

Just sayin’

[The county prosecutor is not happy with the turn of  events.]

Potpourri Pan America: ESPN continues chauvinistic, Obama gets a pass, Global Warming goes nude, Arabs kill Christians, Schwarznegger rewards political crony,… and what else is new?


[Photo from L.A. Times: Fabian Nunez and son]

Ponder this:

1.  ESPN sportsters continue to be the same old dysfunctional bunch — boys will be boys,… uh,… ol’ geezers will be ol’  geezers, it seems (no offense meant to ol’ geezers) — come on, it’s the 21st century, fellas…  By the way, ESPN, isn’t it long past the time when women ought to have been promoted into the broadcast booth rather than eternally condemned to walk the sidelines and the stands?

2.  How ’bout dem terrorist Arabs killin’ Christians — they want respect and harp that their word can be trusted…  Say what?!

3. Obama’s lap — the news media does not blame the president for the oil price increases at the pump?  What if Bush were still in office?!

4.  sexy makeover — for Global Warming, or simply nudity for the sake of just nudity…  How about Al Gore sans his skivvies?!  No, let’s not go there…

5. Give people a  friggin’ break   — really, all the college athletes are moral purists and the NCAA the purist of them all ???

6.  southern California    — Global Warming and the world freezes?  Even southern California has been been snowed-in…

7.  The outgoing “Republican” California “Governator” commutes sentence of Democratic political crony — came in with the hopes of decent people and left the state in shambles and he as corrupt as one of  the worse of the worse politicians!!!…

Persons of the Year: the decent American people, and the country’s military *****


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The decent American people and the country’s  military who are patriotic and wish to keep America great, for themselves and their children,  despite those within and without who continually seek to undermine the nation..

 Happy New Year, and may all our prayers for our country and our families come to fruition…

Potpourri Pan America: from Obama’s birth certificate to dangers during Christmas, and more


Ponder This:

Obama Hawaii

[A.P. photo]

1.  Obama and family to vacation in Hawaii — heck, he’s the president — he can vacation here and yonder.

2.  Chris Matthews says, “do it”  — Tho’ not a “birther” nor usually in agreement with the MSNBC cable yeller, do agree that the president ought to authorize the release of his original long form birth certificate…  Why not?…

3.  The Christmas season could be dangerous — because you know who does not  believe in Christmas…

4.   Mexican Prison inmates escaped with prison guard help — they only wanted to spread holiday cheer, and collect christmas bonus from the criminal element?

5.   A touch of Latin American Christmas — just something that might lightly inform

December 25, 2010


 Ponder This:

[Illustration from SpiritLessons.Com]

The Christmas Story


 

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them at the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Potpourri Pan American: From Hugo Chavez taking steps against the internet, to Evo Morales, to questions about America’s lack of forsight in Latin America, and more.


Ponder This:

16th UN Summit on Climate Change

(Morales: photo from The Guardian)

1.  Hugo also is managing  the Internet — not only is the U.S. A. regulating the net, but Hugo Chavez too is at work…  Chavez is managing to silence his critics, including the press, and now wants to control the internet.

2.  Kidnapping “cottage industry” in Mexico still paying dividends— Mexico at America’s door, in peril.  Where are the Federales?…

3.  Gun rights proponents rejoice — some ARE responsive.

4.  Hudson Institute:  no Obama-Clinton major initiative for Latin America — what has been said on this page and by many others: America is merely a bystander in current Latin American affairs?

5.  Council on Foreign Relations  — interesting data about Latin .

6.  Evo Morales at the past Cancun Climate Conference — if you missed it, Morales (Bolivia) still relishing being the center of controversy as well as being enigmatic and someone to be feared?

Person of the Week: U.S. Senator Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Majority Leader


Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, with Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., left, and Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., speaks at a news conference about the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" bill during on an unusual Saturday session on Capitol Hill in Washington Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

For better or for worse, depending on a person’s viewpoint, the Senate Majority Leader ushered in a new era into the U.S. Military arena by leading the fight overturning the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that had existed since 1993… Will any elected officials in Congress suffer a backlash for voting for or against the repealing of the measure or gain new  endorsements for doing the same?

Kobe Bryant is not being politically correct by advertising for Turkish Airlines?


Kobe Bryant

[photo from Yahoo Sports]

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is a favorite basketball player of many but not a favorite of a significant number of others, each for various reason…   Recently it was reported that he had signed an agreement to promote Turkish Airlines… The signing has created a frenzy among activists in the Armenian-American community who since the Turkish-Armenian  War of the early part of the last century despise the Turks and demand apologies from the government of Turkey.

Depending on which side has the floor at a particular time, it is said that the Turks are the devils, or that the Armenians are…  It is a complicated mess  because some  refuse to let die the conflict from the old country during an old order, and perpetuate the unrest in the Land of Opportunity — though some do try to remediate between the antagonists and explain that the Ottoman Empire of the Turkish-Armenian War is not the same as modern Turkey.

Whatever truths there might or might not be in Turkish-Armenian assertions, the point from this perch is that it is abhorrent that anyone or any group insist that Mr. Bryant (or anyone) decline to enter into  a legal business deal, strictly because a self-described distinctive group in The United of America has a grudge against the other party in the venture…

Just sayin’…

Border Patrol agent gets shot at the Arizona-Mexico border


Problems still there and violence unabated.  “‘Homeland Security’, what are your thoughts?”

Potpourri Pan America: from Russians missiles in Venezuela to Bolivia nationalizing businesses and “Dream Actors” replacing old white men, and more


PONDER THIS:

1.  “Dream Actors” will replace old white men   —  what is being wrought?

2.  Texas Democrats switch Parties?  —  more fallout from November Elections…

3.  Commendable for British immigrants to collect gov’t benefits  and then send part of their left over income to relatives abroad?!  Says who?

4.  Palestinians unilaterally to declare their own state ?  And Argentina Brazil, Uruguay have already recognized their state…  Who’s asleep at the wheel?

5.  Bolivia continues to  nationalize businesses —  anyone keeping tabs?…..

6.  Violence during religious festivals  — not in the Middle East, in Mexico…

7.  1,800 antiaircraft missiles from Russia to Venezuela — Who’s asleep at the wheel?  And it also has been said that Iran is planning to place missiles in Hugo Land that can reach the U.S.A.

8.  Iran tests missiles from subs to air — they can continue to create havoc in the Middle East.

Person of the Week: U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)


Regarding the economy and extending the Bush Tax cuts:

While the nation is still in difficult straits heading into the new year and a major outcome of the November Elections was a confirmation that significant numbers of Americans are upset with elected officials (who are seen as wholly partisan and not responsive to the citizenry), the good senator from New York reportedly advised his colleagues, as well as the White House — to continue the extreme Democratic partisanship of the last two years and carry-on the dirty tricks tax fight into year 2011.

“His advice was to fight until February and then cut a deal, so we could score some points against the Republicans,” said a senior administration official, speaking on background. “It just didn’t make sense.”

Person of the Week: Senator Schumer, newest darling of the far left Moveon.org (it has been said) —  Schumer, for being tone-deaf to the results of the last elections and thus helping to continue to draw needed attention to the unabated politics of partisanship  of the Democratic Party?

President obama has lost “the center” and parts of “his left” and now he loses his presidency to Bill Clinton?!


Hey, what’s going on, Mr. President?…  Yes, you have taken your lumps for a while now and the November Elections highlighted your failures, but regardless of how disillusioned you might be, you are still the president…  show it …

Rep.  Jim Moran (D-VA), using street gutter language indicates in public that he does not know where you stand on major issues…  In effect, directly in your public face he questions your core values… 

Columnist Peggy Noonan and others have written that politically you have lost the center and parts of the far left.

Editor and columnist Eugene  Robinson suggests that the only way you respond to Republican Party ideas is by calling them names and by trying to insult decent citizens who disagree with you.

And when Ex President Clinton shows up at the White House reportedly to help bail you out, you give up and vamoose…  President Obama , you are the currently elected president, not Clinton…  Optics matter, so though things are heating up in the kitchen (and precisely because they are), you are still the president and Americans of all political persuasions  are expecting you to show stability and confidence,  and need to see who is in charge at the White House… 

Don’t relinquish your post or you will lose the whole political spectrum…

 

Lest WE Forget: December 7, 1941…


 [Photo from TIME] 

 

 

December 7, 1941:  Remember Pearl HarborAll  who suffered directly and indirectly, and those who

made the  ultimate sacrifice…   *****  : a Timeline..