A rant from the Twilight Zone!

Rod Serling
Rod Serling

It is a crazy world we live in, ya know? Yesterday morning before I headed off to work, I flashed through the channels on my TV to catch the morning news headlines……..they all started off with the news that Angelina Jolie was to undergo a double mastectomy. Now, I am in no way, shape or form, making light of this news. I think she is making an extremely courageous decision and I admire her for doing so.

With that said, during a time when our IRS is under serious scrutiny of violating our Constitution by targeting and harassing right-winged organizations, or that our Department of Justice is tapping into phone conversations of the Associated Press and the fact the there is, without a doubt, a serious cover-up scandal by the White House over the death of four Americans (including our Ambassador) in Benghazi, I find it incredibly disingenuous by our “Press” to make the decision to LEAD with the Angelina Jolie story.

Good Morning America, the Today Show and MSNBC’s Morning Joe ALL felt it necessary to forgo the extreme seriousness of issues that have a profound effect on the livelihood of our Nation, to lead off with a Hollywood actress’ health decision. Now, I hate reverting to third grade antics, but I cannot help but think had these events been occurring under a “Bush Administration” there would be some serious “Investigative Journalism” occurring by these networks, who would be leading off with, shouting voices of “corruption in the White House”.

The love affair the liberal press has with Obama is so strong, that they always seem to bow their heads and scoot the toes of their shoes’ on the ground during press conferences, cough and clear their throats and ask some weak questions as this administration manages to find ways to point fingers at others, declare they had NO IDEA of what is going on, that they knew, when we knew about things, and that there is NOTHING wrong going on. Getting a “free pass” to skip ahead and get a “kinder, gentler” question asked to them.

I find myself as if I am in an episode of the “Twilight Zone”. Rod Serling is standing off to my side, with his haze of smoke surrounding him, explaining how I somehow entered a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man….and blah, blah, blah…the dimension of imagination and BANG I am in the TWILGHT ZONE!

Amazed, that I am actually witnessing this happen RIGHT before my very eyes. Now I try very hard to not over-react to things, and I like to wait until the dust settles before I engage with a statement about certain particular issues or people. BUT, holly smokes guys, how much more evidence do we need presented to us, to come to an honest decision about this administration and its inability to lead this nation to prosperous times!!

Oh, I know, I know…I must be a racist! RIGHT? How DARE anyone challenge the decision making of this president? Well folks, there is just WAY TOO much happening to just be quite and accept it.

I believe in calling things as I see them…and what I clearly see is one blunder after another.

Let me layout a few.

  • Our unemployment is nearly the same (or worse actually, by real numbers) as it was when he took office.
  • Our GDP has fallen to record levels.
  • After promising if we spend a trillion dollars on a stimulus package, it WOULD get better
  • He criticized Bush for running up record deficits on credit, calling him “un-American and unpatriotic.”
  • Passed a Healthcare bill that the majority of Americans were against, and spending triple the amount that was promised.
  • Added another 15 million on food stamps, to where we NOW have one out six Americans who fell they are entitled to it.
  • ADDED billions of dollars to the vast amount of NEW regulations that is only crippling any possibility of new economic growth.
  • College tuitions has surged.
  • Crime is spiking.
  • Killed the Keystone pipeline that promised thousands of new jobs
  • Allowed Green companies to go bankrupt with federal loans.
  • Fast and furious
  • Benghazi
  • Scraped the Space Program
  • Middle East is about to explode.
  • 47 million in poverty

This is just facts that I was able to pull out as I sit here writing about this. I know I am missing several, but DANG IT people………let’s quit pretending everything is going to be okay. It is NOT, unless WE do something about it. Quit worrying so much about honey boo boo and Lady Gaga….and demand our media start getting things RIGHT and to do the job that they are supposed to do.

Schwoooo! That feels better. Just had another rant stored up inside of me.

Comments 42 comments

geordmc 3 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

Once, again, your "rant" is spot on and shows just how screwed up this country really is. I would have added great in front of country but feel that the last few administrations have really F'ed this up too badly to include. We are still the best but have fallen out of great status.


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Josak 3 years ago from variable

*sigh*

Real unemployment is down 4% from the day Obama took office.

Our GDP is quite literally higher than it has EVER been, GDP growth is reasonable though not amazing.

If you think things are not better than they were in 2009 then you live disconnected from the economy our GDP was reducing by 5% yearly it is now growing at above 2%.

Deficits were horrible under Bush and he was rightly criticized for it, Obama has cut half a trillion in deficit from the last Bush budget (2009)

When Obamacare passed most people supported it.

Crisis causes people needing food stamps it's not rocket science.

The regulatory and paperwork burden in the US is the lowest it has been in sixty years according to the World Bank, it has decreased 7% in Obama's term.

College tuition has been skyrocketing since the 80s

Crime is at it's lowest in thirty years as of 2012 it has continued to trend down under Obama.

Keystone Pipeline was not killed it was just not allowed across ecologically sensitive areas because reports from dozens of international bodies found the cost of fixing the damage would be greater than the profit.

Obama has been cleared of any involvement in or knowledge of Fast and Furious as has Eric Holder.

The Benghazi investigation is ongoing, we shall see what it finds.

Biggest recession in almost a hundred years is not the best time for a space program.

The Middle East is always about to explode or exploding.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well, Chris, I felt better just reading this. I agree with your last statement...get off our butts and do something. I'm tired of the whining and complaining and then the rampant complacency that overrides everything else. Nothing will change in this country until we demand change...period!


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Chris, it appears you and I could both use a pair of those "Josak Glasses" he uses to view the world.

I see doom and gloom with all the issues that recently bubbled to the surface, while Josak sees things as getting better.

I was not aware that both Obama and Holder had been found innocent of any and all involvement with Fast & Furious. If this were true, I would think the liberal press would have been shoving this down our throats for days on end. Did anyone in government lose their job or suffer demotion over this failed plan? If so, I never heard about it.

Now we have the IRS issue to deal with. This is perhaps the biggest abuse of power I have ever seen. Will anyone lose their job or be put in jail over this? I don't know, it depends on how quickly damage control can start moving the pieces around so there is no clear trail to follow.

I would sleep so much better at night if I could see the world through Josak's eyes. The world I see is not nearly as pretty and he describes it.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hello geordmc,

I agree, we are still the best, and think we CAN and WILL become Great once again.........(I am an optimist!...lol)

Thanks,


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I agree totally with you on this. If the economy is so much better, why are most of the people in our town still out of work and why are the factories still running on skeleton crews around here? The economy sucks here. Gas is so high that people don't go anywhere and food is twice as high as it was three years ago.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Okay Josak,

I can't let you come here and spew your opinions as facts...I am calling you out.

First,

You say "Real unemployment is down 4% from the day Obama took office."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-05/real-marc...

Fact:

Real March 2013 Unemployment Rate: 11.6%

Second,

You say:

"When Obamacare passed most people supported it."

FACT:

New CNN Poll: 59% Oppose Obamacare (Taken the very month is was passed)

Source:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/03/22/new-cnn-poll-5...

Third:

You say:

"College tuition has been skyrocketing since the 80s"

FACT:

Last year, subsidies reached $65 billion, not including the $100 billion spent on student loans.

Source:

http://redalertpolitics.com/2012/05/21/colleges-us...

Fourth

you say:

"Crime is at its lowest in thirty years as of 2012 it has continued to trend down under Obama."

FACT is,

The violent crime rate went up 17% last year, ending a general decline in violence that began nearly 20 years ago, according to a new federal survey of crime victims.

Source:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/...

Fifth

You say:

"Obama has cut half a trillion in deficit from the last Bush budget"

I say logic tells you:

That Obama Administration has been borrowing, printing and squandering money at unsustainable levels without actually triggering any sort of recovery for the US economy that is a fact.

If you want to use mumbo jumbo logic to make things appear to be better than what they are then go with your answer then.

I could go on, but time is running out for now...but I stand behind everthing I have in my hub.

But I appreciate you coming by and sharing your thoughts....

:)


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hi Billybuc!! You are right as normal.....it is up to us.

Thanks for coming by, it is a pleasure to see you here.

Chris


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Howdy Mike!!

Yes sir, we both need to get our eyes checked by the same eye doctor that Josak goes to, then maybe we could relax.

LOL,

Always, and I mean always good to hear from you!

Chris


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Becky, YOU too have common sense and see things as the really are!

You don't just listen to the Mainstream Media and act like sheep...

Tell it sister!

I appreciate your visit!

Chris


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Josak 3 years ago from variable

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/october/annua...

All crime including violent crime is down in 2012 according to the official FBI stats, I'll get to the rest later but have to go for now.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Well Josak, I think we might in the midst of a p!ss!n match...I do need to point out to you that YOUR statistics was showing crime in 2011.

I have found yet another source from our Justice Department....last year stating the following:

The rate of U.S. violent crime went up last year for the first time in nearly two decades.

Yes, it IS true that overall crime has been in a decline over the last couple of decades, but for reasons I pointed out in my hub, they ARE UP (at least the violent crimes)....under Obama's watch...

U.S. violent crime up for first time in years

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/17/us/violent-crime


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

What you should have heard this morning somewhere late in the newscast was "And now, in other news, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie had opted to undergo a double mastectomy. Prior to that, you would have heard the real news surrounding this deeply troubled Administration and White House. They want to admit to things when they have no other out but they do not want any accountability. The big story this afternoon is how Eric Holder muscled his way around the committee hearing....he should not have a leg to stand on at this point but they media will continue to worship at their feet. Nice stuff, Chris. ~WB


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Chris, I knew a family where the father/husband was a raging alcoholic and gambler. He often deprived them of food on the table, had utilities shut off for non-payment, beat his wife putting her in the hospital several times, and made their lives generally miserable.

But oddly, the children worshiped the ground he walked on and the wife would never file a complaint against him with local law enforcement. Now this guy belonged in jail, and the children should have been removed from the home by CPS.

The point is that no matter how badly they act and mistreat others, some will blindly follow and refuse to see or admit their idol is seriously flawed. They will defend his outrageous behavior and lies to the bitter end. Why you ask? Heck, I have no idea but it happens.

In the case of the guy I refer to, alcohol and a meeting with his car and a telephone pole finally took care of the problem, and the world is a better place because of this accident.

Much of the media has a hard time seeing the truth when it comes to their idol, but perhaps this will change in light of some of the recent developments.


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jdw7979 3 years ago from Middle America

I dig it! Nice rant, nice Hub and spot on..


Ausseye 3 years ago

Hi Jdw2000+

Feeling a bit sodding stupid but I claim I couldn't help it:

Hi I get it, rant in nature, rant in fact, rant in deed is a what we all need!!! Just so many sponging from the hard working women of America, and then they come up with an operation, why oh why does the media give them time……its just titivating.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hi Wayne, at what point does our media HAVE to start "turning" on their idol? I think there has got to be a point where the evidence is so overwhelming, one would think that they would have no other choice...

Ha, who am I tring to fool.......we really are in the Twilight Zone!

Thanks Wayne!

Chris


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Mike that is a SPOT ON analogy!!! I love it.

That is EXACTLY how his followers are...........

Thanks for bringing that point here to share.

Chris


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Thanks JDW and Aussie!!

:)


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Thanks for this most marvelous and accurate "rant". I would take on Josak but you did a fine job of that. I agree with every single word you wrote. If the walls don't start tumbling down around this administration , they never will and we will have lost our moral compass forever. Up and totally awesome.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hi BP,

I think you are 100% correct, if Justice does not prevail on this, I agree our moral compass may very well have been lost, for good.

I appreciate your support!

Chris

:)


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Here is what I learned in the last few years, having some great (and semi-great) Conservative friends and Liberal friends: facts don't much matter.

No matter how much fine work he did in Africa with AIDS and the hungry (quite a bit actually) and no matter how well the surge helped turn the initial mess in Iraq around, none of my liberal friends wanted to give George W. Bush credit for anything. Nada, zippo.

Same for arch Conservatives and this President: despite the fact the economy is so much better off (last month, we posted the first budget SURPLUS since 2008), corporate profits are way up (which is why the stock market is so high), more regulations on business were eliminated than added, and the admittedly messy Affordable Care Act insures about 36 million more Americans (where under the last Administration, over 40 million LOST healthcare coverage, an unsustainable trend)... the list is actually pretty long.

But that doesn't matter. For fundamentalists, the earth remains 12,000 or so years old, despite every damn fact to the contrary, and for liberals, Bush & Cheney should surely be prosecuted for war crimes, and for conservatives Obama should be impeached for everything but breathing.

Silly, really, but that's the way it is. Consider: despite all we have done for Muslims in Bosnia, the Palestinian territories, in Saudi Arabia, and especially here int he US, they still irrationally hate America. It makes no sense, but they are convinced we are agents of Satan. Same with the far right and Obama.

Or maybe this is the way to look at it: Eisenhower didn't prosecute the Korean War to a real conclusion or anything resembling victory, nor did he have the grit to take on wicked Joseph McCarthy -- but he was still a great man and a great American. Saint Ronnie Reagan had the Iran-Contra affair and left us with a massive deficit, but he was still a strong President, with more hits than misses, and a real patriot, right?

Same here: we can thank Barack Obama for dismantling most of Al Qaida, sticking it out in Afghanistan, being a centrist, no less than Clinton, is steering the economy back to better health, for enacting some modest but much needed reforms on a Wall Street gone wild, and for increasing our investments in science and healthcare, among other good things.

Or we can ignore all that, and demonize him for anything, everything, and for simply occupying the Oval Office (which 30% of the adult public still cannot stomach).

I didn't vote for Ronald Reagan, and still disagree with many of his policies, but I will acknowledge this: America is better off all around because of his presidency. The same is true for Bush senior and Bill Clinton.

You know how many people thought Abe Lincoln was the devil and a tyrant? Yeah, half the country, both before and after the Civil War.

Anyway, I'd like to bet that 25 or 50 years from now,the overall verdict on the Obama presidency, no less than the aforementioned, will be a very positive one. It's a bet I'd win.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks to people like you who keep the things that matter at eye level. Wish we could find a way to help with the solution.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Kenja,

I know for a fact I could go into a lengthy reply and disagree with you whole-heartedly. I think you are a reasonable person and I really appreciate your input. There are several reasons as to why I dislike this Administration, and it is NOT based on "getting the democrats". It is based upon some basic principals that I grew up on and hold on to.

Leadership is also a trait that I see, MISSING, from this POTUS. Several occassions, in my opinion, I see failed opportunities by him to make our economy stronger. I also, see him as dividing this nation, instead of bonding.

But, with that said, I feel you too, have passionate feelings with your answer and I will respect that.

Thanks,

Chris


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Well Chris, here's what I love about America...

We can disagree on a lot, and debate, but we don't go blowing each other up (Timothy McVeigh in '96 excluded), or hating one another.

This president doesn't get high marks from me in every category (clearly, he's a piss-poor negotiator and tends to rely on the federal govt a bit too much for my own liking).... but a divider he is not (my own viewpoint is that role has fallen upon Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Beck, and some other clowns).

No matter, really. Most news people and "pundits" are in it for the ratings, and the cash.

Two other things I have learned: the differences in our politics are more CULTURAL than political ("...based on principles that I grew up on and hold on to."), and the older I get the more I respect the culture of modesty & dignity, self-reliance, and doing as much for one's self as one possibly can. That's a great American virtue, and it's too weak in many parts of the country.

Besides, no matter who occupies the White House, Democrat or Republican, the federal gov't is just too damn big, too inefficient, and too intrusive. The difference between the Bush WH and the Obama WH is in degrees, not in kind.

We need to make govt more responsive and more efficient. It's a hairy old beast that does itself more good than it does us.

So the other thing I learned is this: screw the neocons, screw the liberals. Real change is NOT going to come from Washington (they just nibble around the edges, get fat, and grow in different directions). The REAL change is going to come from individuals, and happen on the local level, and on occasion, the state level. It ain't coming from Washington.

The Moral of the story: when we stop shouting, and we stop watching FOX or MSNBC, and you put a Texan and a New Yorker in a room, or someone from Indiana together with someone from San Fran, there will be FAR more in common, than not. We'll really agree on the essentials.

p.s. you have a great Governor in Mitch Daniels. The Republican Party, especially this lot, could use a lot more people like him and Chris Christie. But that's just my opinion. Peace out brother.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hello, Mrs Dora...

Well, that is a very sweet thing to say and I wish I could do more. I really appeciate you reading my rant and your kind words.

Chris


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hey Kenja,

Again, I could give you some more reasons as to why I think he is a poor leader and not good for our Country. I agree, that there are republicans too, that SUCK, in my opinion.

You said it all very well with "the federal gov't is just too damn big, too inefficient, and too intrusive"

That is where we both agree.

Unfortunatly, My Man Mitch had to leave us this year, due to term-limits...(which is a good thing). Chris Christie is good leader who says what is on his mind, and then tries to make it come true.

I think you and I agree enough about issues that matter for the most part.

Again, I appreciate you dropping by..........feel free to speak your half anytime.

Chris


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Alexander Mark 3 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Let me sound on one issue, and admittedly it is not as important as the others on the list, but W. Bush is the one that ended the shuttle program in favor of advancing the overall NASA space program. So Obama was merely moving forward with what Bush started and gave an extra incentive for commercial space ventures to get involved and partake of some that government money. Although it was definitely a mistake to end the shuttle program before we had something to replace it, at least there is some additional forward movement in the private sector that wouldn't have existed without the cancellation of the shuttle program. not EVERYTHING Obama does is bad, just most everything. I just like to give credit where it is due.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

Bush directed the agency to re-establish its priority...put the space shuttle program aside and work on developing a new orbiter concept, returning to the moon, and aiming toward a mission for Mars. That change of focus did not come with any new funding but did not necessarily reduce funding. The message was to stop spending our money of things that need to stop...ie. the space shuttle...driven primarily by mistakes and loss of life. Obama has taken that vision far below such goals and relegated NASA to a role of teaching people about space. We are no longer pioneers or leaders in the exploration of space...a direction which has nothing to do with G.W. Bush. ~WB


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

Wayne, my cousin works at the Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena, CA, and we just took our son there this past March, and I can personally assure you that NASA & JPL are up to some great stuff. Not only the recent Mars landing and advanced Rover still roaming around up there, but next generation rovers right out of "Transformers" (real, not conceptual, we got to see them), and analysis, with satellites and actual probes, of the entire solar system. No shuttle for the time being, but we are busy, and still WAY ahead of what the Ruskies are doing in their creaky old space station. I can honestly reassure you of that. Ken


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Alexander Mark 3 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

The shuttle should have been replaced by a clear goal, W. did not do that. What we need is another Kennedy type mission imperative because otherwise we have hazy and undefined goals, and the fact we didn't allowed Obama to set our goals on asteroids, where the cost of exploiting asteroids for resources are unlikely to aid us in colonization and commercialization of the planets in our solar system. Instead we have become partially dependent on the Russians to help us stay in orbit. Bush made a huge blunder in retiring the shuttle, age was not a factor in either disaster, what would it have hurt to wait a decade or two while maintaining US superiority? Although I am glad that NASA is still kicking - it's not all bad news.


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Patriot Quest 3 years ago from America

Loved this hub! gotta laugh at poor Josak! I will hand it to him, the boy has staying power! haha, Hey Josak just one thing, you said Obama was cleared from fast and furious?........who cleared him? His own administration? Josak do you live in a tiny dark apartment somewhere making up lies to save your precious liberal movement? Your facts are sooo far from being right it drives me crazy! Oh well moving on!

............Chris fantastic write! voted up!


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

I honestly have not heard or read anything stating that Obama or Holder have been found completely blameless on Fast & Furious. It still bothers me a great deal that this investigation seems to have just fallen off the map.

I would be interested in any links regarding the final findings and current status on this investigation.


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

You won't hear much -- surely not every last detail -- about Fast & Furious because it was an FBI sting operation, and so that information will be kept to what is already known, so as not to blow cover or let every drug lord know how plans like these unfold. Similar to this is Benghazi, the so-called Embassy was more of a CIA operation than a true State Dept diplomatic mission. The goal being to track Islamists in the no-man's land that is post-Qaddafi Libya. Therefore the lack of security; or nothing anything remotely like most US Embassies. If one bothers to read the transcripts, one can see this was not some WH pre-election cover-up, but rather a (pretty standard) turf war between the CIA and the State Dept -- with the losers being Amb. Chris Stevens and 3 other fine people. Sometimes, we naively think that everything is being directed by the White House, but with the mammoth size of defense, homeland security, the CIA, NSA, and State alone (forget the other 50+ dep'ts), you have big fiefdoms doing their own thing, rarely contained, and sometimes with their own agendas. In short, we don't know one-twentieth of the shit our govt is doing. No one does.


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Old Poolman 3 years ago from Rural Arizona

Kenja - Great comment. I never thought about this idea of these various departments becoming yet another small government within the big government. It is understandable they would be reluctant to cooperate with one another. Each of them would willingly take the credit for a highly successful operation, but none are willing to take the blame for a failed operation.

Perhaps reducing the size of government and consolidating some of these individual agencies might make things work better.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hey Patriot Quest! Thanks for coming by...........and, though the MEDIA may have given Holder a "pass" on the Fast & Furious....I have never heard anything official, other than Holder "SAYS" he didn't know anything about it.

I find THAT more disturbing than anything to be honest........and our POTUS should NOT feel comfortable with a GA that doesn't KNOW what is going on in our Justice Dept.

Kenja, the buck must stop somewhere.........I would think, or POTUS would be SET on getting answers needed and FINDING those responsible.

As far as Benghazi, I think it is well established that it IS INDEED a cover-up......now, it is just to find out WHO initiated the cover-up.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Always a pleasure to read your rants! Have a good weekend! :)


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

And it is ALWAYS a pleasure to hear from YOU Shunshine!!

Thanks,

:)


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Chris,

Great rant! A sad state of affairs when Honey Boo Boo warrants more attention.

Voted up and awesome


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana Author

Hello Sue! :)

Thanks for your words and your support


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I think everyone else has covered the "political" end of your hub, which by the way was very honest and interesting. I would like to jet over to your comments about news reporting. Somewhere along the line we lost the ability to report the news. The news caters to its listeners and most of them are more interest in Angelina Jolie than they are in the IRS...really.,..we are living in the Twilight Zone!!!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Kenja 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

a) Tillson nailed it: the news (be it FOX or CNN) is brief, superficial, and lacking in any important detail, connections, or the real story behind the story. For that, you need the better 60 Minutes segments, Frontline, or articles in the Atlantic or National Review

b) which brings us to Benghazi: the "news" is about the partisan bickering, the talking points and the finger pointing. There is no "cover-up" (other than the fact that the non-embassy was a CIA operation more than a diplomatic State mission). But who is answering the real questions: why was security so slim there? What elements of the Libyan rebels have we aligned with, and now count on? What happened to the initial suspects? Those are the real questions. Who emailed what to whom; the anti-Islamic video; and Susan Rice's talking points are all bullshit distractions. Which the public seems to like... so that's what we get, the political soap opera... but we don't get answers. We get sideshow BS -- to be recycled for election ads. Just watch, you'll see the Benghazi nonsense on TV ads next summer and fall. You think the public, no matter the party it supports, would get wise already. Apparently not....

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