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…



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?

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


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?

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.

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’…