At his publicity stunt today, Obama professed his desire to discuss football and assorted pie in the sky spending instead of the “tough political things.”
After three years of consorting with sweaty male sports teams, golfing with his male buddies, and fundraising with his rich boy pals, Obama now somehow believes he is man enough to demand “daily sessions” with congressional leaders until a “big” “deal” is reached on the debt ceiling. Go back to golfing you goofball – no one believes you are man or woman enough to get a $4 trillion deal or anything but what you deserve – a resounding slap on the face.
The last time Obama tried to pretend he was a man was when he fingernail swiped at Binyamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu slapped Obama’s face.
Obama knows he is in desperate trouble. The economy is in such a mess that even dollar stores are facing a downturn:Yes, Barack is such a disaster that even the dollar stores are suffering.
Yes, Barack is such a disaster that he's unable to fix the economy. Heck, he can't even pass a budget.
Do you ever check out WSWS's "This week in history"? Here's the opening of the latest.
On July 11, 1986 it was announced that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), acting under the State Department, would take over US operations in Nicaragua aimed at toppling the nationalist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Elliot Abrams was to oversee the war.
The CIA had run the dirty war in Nicaragua after the Sandinistas came to power in 1979, primarily by arming, training, and guiding Contra death squads whose aim, as a US-produced training manual made clear, was to terrorize the population into submission. But the CIA was ostensibly relieved of its duties in 1984 in the wake of the Boland amendments, which forbade the federal government to supply the Contras with arms or to seek the overthrow of the Nicaraguan government. Behind the scenes the Reagan administration was violating the Boland amendments by secretly selling arms to Iran, then embroiled in a bitter war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, and using the proceeds of the sale to finance military supplies to the Contras.
Washington looked to the Nicaragua operation as a chance to return to the era, before Watergate and the exposures of CIA assassination plots in the early 1970s, when the CIA acted with impunity all over the world. Of CIA Director William Casey, an unnamed White House source was quoted as saying, “He is dying for [the operation in Nicaragua]. If we win, he can walk away with an agency that is rehabilitated to the best days of the Cold War, able to conduct wars and throw governments out.”That's really interesting and it's just the start. That's 25 years ago, they continue on down the timeline so if you found it interesting, take a look at it.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):