We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I don't take any solace in that. If he can't handle the small problems, he certainly isn't going to be able to handle the big ones - but we already knew he couldn't.
BTW - I think Steyn nailed, as usual, but I would make a small adjustment. We don't know who gassed those kids. It could easily have been Al-Quaeda to draw us in (on their side!). Last I heard, there is no proof it was Assad. Even if somebody at the CIA said he was sure it was Assad, I wouldn't believe him. This administration knows the things that help them and has no idea about the things that hurt them (Fast & Furious, IRS, NSA, Benghazi, etc.). If they can't come up with an answer on any of those after years, it's going to be hard to convince me that in a few weeks, they know all the ins and outs about this fiasco.
No one will stand up to Obama's idiocy in the US. I'm glad to see the Russian president took him apart. It's time for someone to emphasize the Emperor has no clothes and really should not be in office. It will hit more as Obamacare starts ravaging the economy.
Perhaps if Obama had spent just a little time actually working the past 5 years rather than playing golf, going on vacation and doing perpetual campaigning, he might be a little more prepared on things.
Please... instead of seeing incompetence see collusion! I believe we are watching theater on an international scale in which all the actors are playing prearranged roles! "Their" goal is the destruction of ALL western democracies and the imposition of world wide totalitarian rule. Our president is a communist; all his Cabinet appointees are communist. His goals are not your goals; do not expect him to respect anything about the USA... his avowed goal is to destroy the US and enslave us! His playing a naif distracts us from what he is really doing and what he's actually accomplished. Attacking Syria is an act of war and he believes (perhaps prearranged) the Chinese and Russians will defend their ally Syria. This puts two US Carrier Groups in danger of being destroyed or severely damaged! If that happens we're left with "5" Carrier groups; down from "15" in 2008, and he's drawn attention away from massive domestic takeovers as they are occurring!
Thomas R Peasley (Spitfire1938)
That's exactly what I was trying to say. There's rabbits (distractions) and then there's international rabbits. While we are meddling in Mid East affairs which are none of our business the Cloward-Piven strategy and Alinsky's agenda move forward here at home.
Obama is not the source of our troubles. He is merely a puppet. A good choice for front man, he is the epitome of a used car salesman. It would be naïve to think that each of the world's governments is the top of the power ladder. I'm not getting all oooh-weee-oooh paranoid here, but surely there must be a money/power group coordinating the affairs of all these disparate countries. It all ain't happening at random, folks. The global information-gathering and surveillance is not because all of a sudden every government is coincidentally nosy.
Even my humble musings here are being read by other than you gentle readers and are certainly being recorded and stored somewhere. Yikes, imagine the size of the bullshit files!