Victory, Riots and a Birdie
Harlotte is Confused
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Friday, August 15, 2014. Our clever friend, Spider Harlotte, is with me at the breakfast table. She is not the least bit impressed by President Obama's attempts to be presidential. Harlotte has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. She has prepared blueberry muffins for breakfast. We hope to see you soon.
Thank you all for joining me this morning. I spent a good deal of time weaving your president's latest remarks into my web. I must confess it was a dirty job, but somebody has got to document history. I watched President Obama address the nation yesterday and couldn't believe what I was hearing. He told a tired nation that the United States was making great progress in Iraq. He stood at the podium and said the following, " We broke the siege of Mount Sinjar." As it turns out his statement was a gross exaggeration of the actual situation. Iraqi's are still on the mountain and the air strikes that the president is so proud of are nothing to write home about. ISIS makes al Qaeda look like choir boys. These animals behead children, rape and kill women and will stop at nothing to to get rid of everyone who does not bow to their ugly collective will. We should be pounding ISIS back to Hell and we should be doing it around the clock with all the power that we have. ISIS is growing stronger by the day. They are organized, well funded and determined. We have to meet them head on and destroy them and we have the power to do just that. What is lacking here is the will. President Obama does not have it in him to get the job done. Instead he prefers to stand before the American people and tell them that America came to help and succeeded.
Mayhem in the Streets
President Obama took care of the Iraq crisis and quickly moved onto the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Without knowing the facts of the case, which is his tendency, he vowed to get to the bottom of what happened. He told America that he has already asked the DOJ and the FBI to investigate the circumstances of the shooting of Michael Brown. This spider thinks that if your president felt like he had to jump into the middle of this situation, it would have been better if he had spent more time talking about the rule of law. When a community responds to the death of a young man by stealing sneakers and setting fires, something is very wrong. When a president doesn't get that message out there, something is very wrong.
The Big Yawn
What we didn't hear a thing about yesterday or any day before that is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's continued imprisonment in a Mexican jail. This situation has elicited a giant yawn from President Obama. This young man continues to languish in jail for a crime he did not commit in a country he never meant to enter. It seems to this bug that his situation is something this administration should be addressing.
There is also the matter of the imprisonment in Cuba of Alan Gross who was arrested there in 2009. Over 300 U.S. rabbis have asked President Obama to help broker his release. The silence has been deafening. Gross was arrested when he was working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government's U.S. Agency for International Development which promotes democracy in Cuba. Cuba considered this program to be an illegal attempt on the part of America to undermine Cuba's government. Alan Gross's case should have come to the attention of the president. It hasn't and in all probability, it never will.
It's Tee Time!
President Obama did his bit of presidential housekeeping and back to the golf course he went. Apparently, in his mind, and in his mind alone, all is well with the world except for the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Clearly, it is impossible to take the "community organizer" out of a man even if he becomes president. The sad truth is that this nation has enough Al Sharptons. What we need is a president with the ability and desire to lead. I think we are out of luck.
Oh, what a tangled web they weave
When first they practice to deceive... Sir Walter Sctt