It’s vicious vengeance. It’s horrific punishment. It’s cruel cruising. We talk of course of Barack Obama’s latest vacation.
How do we know Obama is about to embark on yet another vacation? An Obama vacation is preceded by a series of publicity stunts calculated to feign involvement. Yesterday and today the schedule has shifted from appearances on golf courses to several appearances to make statements on something or other. But be not deceived, Obama is only dreaming of loving crowds and the beaches of Rio.
Think of it as Obama’s revenge.
Obama’s spectacular boobery failed to get the Olympic games. Rio won. On that October 2009 we questioned the priorities, common sense and judgment of Barack Obama. It was not a wise use of time to fly away from domestic unemployment and other troubles in order to bask in Nordic adulation. The results were that Obama thought there was going to be adulation and a great Olympic victory but all he came back with was his scowling wife, a ravenous Oprah, and a face smarting from the many slaps the Olympic Committee awarded to him – smack dab in the kisser.
“The Obama family will also take in the sights in Rio. A trip to Corcovado mountain, where the Christ the Redeemer statue stands (France gave us Lady Liberty, gave Brazil Jesus) is supposedly on the itinerary. What trip to Rio would be complete without it? If they do make it to the top of the mountain, they will do so with an entourage of secret service and Brazil’s Elite Squad, known as BOPE.”
Bereft of adoring crowds at home (a new poll has 50% of registered voters prepared to vote against Obama and only 40% in support) Obama is traveling in search of a publicity stunt to kick off a still expected reelection attempt. Obama will speak at Cinelandia Square, in a cinematic moment, for cinematic effect – namely a campaign video to try to convince former Hopium addicts to again take up the needle and abandon the disastrous reality of the past three years.
[Oops, the outside Cinelandia speech has been canceled. The unions in Brazil think Obama is a creep and were prepared to protest. The speech will now be in a theater- it should be a circus tent.]There is so little good news in the world that I had to make the above the excerpt. In Brazil, union membrs were willing to protest Barack. So many that he was scared to have the cameras out and around it. Because all it takes is one little kid to tell the truth. Remember that story from when you were a little kid?
As Hillary Is 44 clearly demonstrates in their latest, were it not for Hillary, the country would be in even deeper s**t. Barack was not ready.
Are you ready?
To protest tomorrow?
I am. I'm in DC and ready to protest. I have the kids with me and they're all excited. They haven't been to DC in some time. And the last time there was a big protest, I believe I skipped it. (That's when Rebecca was pregnant and on bed rest per her doctor. Instead of going to DC, I went to stay with Rebecca and we had fun and I'm so glad I did that. I felt like the laziest person in the world when I brought it up and asked, "Is anyone going to stay with Rebecca?" Not for safety. She had her husband there. But she wasn't going to be able to be at the protest and that was bumming her out. When I asked, C.I. immediately said, "Betty, if you want to do it, go for it, I'll take care of the travel arrangements and costs." So that's what I did. I can't even remember what year that was. I should know it. I think it was 2007. I think it was the big protest in 2007, January. But Rebecca would know. Anyway, something like that is a valid excuse for not taking part tomorrow. So is agorophobia. Few other things will qualify as a valid excuse.)
If you don't stand up, don't complain that the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War have not ended. If you don't stand up, you're saying it's okay for them to continue.
So you either find your spine or you embrace many, many more deaths and many, many more dollars wasted.
Yea for Dissident Voice!
A number of us are looking around online to see which left outlets are noting the protests tomorrow or the Iraq War anniversary or both. My pick was Dissident Voice and they run the column by Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis about the anniversary.
If you visit the other community sites tonight, you'll quickly discover that Dissident Voice is in a very small minority of left websites that remembers the wars haven't ended.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):