Posted on June 21, 2010 by 84rules
After all the rhetoric Obama and his cronies spewed last week, they apparently seem to think the crisis is over since their attention is no longer focused on the spill.
According to Michael D. Shear of the Washington Post:
|Has the president turned the corner on the oil drilling crisis?
This week’s schedule for President Obama suggests that the White House believes he has. After dominating the conversation in Washington all last week, the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico does not appear front and center on the White House calendar.
Not that the West Wing can afford to take their eye off the ball, as chief of staff Rahm Emanuel acknowledged yesterday during a rare Sunday morning television appearance.
“What’s important is, are we capping the well?,” he told ABC’s Jake Tapper on the network’s “This Week” program. “Are we capturing the oil? Are we containing the clean-up? Are we filing the claims? Are we also cleaning up the mess? That’s what’s important.”
But the administration is clearly expecting — maybe hoping — that the intense public attention on the spill fades a bit, starting with this week, giving them a chance to turn to other subjects.
Wait a minute! We are entering Summer vacation time and a large segment of America’s vacation region is being threatened by a massive oil spill and the White House actually believes that our attention can be directed elsewhere? This is just another attempt by Obama to cover-up his own incompetence at handling the situation.
Here is what Obama has planned as a diversion:
|For the rest of the week, Obama and his aides hope they can focus on Afghanistan, health insurance reform, relations with Russia (whose president arrives for a visit on Thursday) and the global economy.
Obama departs Thursday for Canada for the G-20 gathering of the world’s largest economies. Ahead of the meeting, the president warned the group last week that members must redouble their prior commitments or risk allowing the global economy to sink once again.
Tuesday’s meeting with state health care commissioners is another chance for Obama to remind the public of the benefits he predicts will come from the massive overhaul of the nation’s health-care system.
And Tuesday night’s White House celebration of gay and lesbian pride month should be an upbeat event for Obama. That constituency — which has been angry about the slow pace of some changes — is likely to be happier at this year’s version of the annual event, as Congress is on the verge of ending the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Yes! God forbid that the worst environmental disaster in the Gulf take any time away from pandering to the radical agenda of gays and lesbians! Clearly listening to the complaints of the gay community is more important than solving the problem that is putting thousands of people in the Gulf region out of work and destroying the livelihood of thousands more!
Whatever complaints the Dems had about the way George W. Bush handled Katrina, Obama has proven to be at least twice as bad.
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Turning The Corner On The Gulf Oil Spill?
Michael D. Shear
June 21, 2010
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Posted on November 28, 2008 by 84rules
Here is a story that you will not read in the uber-liberal Washington Post or New York Times. You will also not see it broadcast on NBC, ABC, CBS or CNN as all of these news outlets have made it clear that they will never report on the good news or the victories we are seeing in the War on Terror. These news outlets have also made it clear that they will only report on that which will embolden the enemy.
Thus, it falls to bloggers like me to make sure that stories like this get out to the public and the truth about how we have been winning the War On Terror becomes known.
In the city of Shewan, Afghanistan, 30 United States Marines went up against 250 terrorists and sent the terrorists packing minus a good number who were killed in the battle. No Marines were lost.
From Military.com, Marine Corps News:
|Shewan had been a thorn in the side of Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan throughout the Marines’ deployment here in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, because it controls an important supply route into the Bala Baluk district. Opening the route was key to continuing combat operations in the area.
“The day started out with a 10-kilometer patrol with elements mounted and dismounted, so by the time we got to Shewan, we were pretty beat,” said a designated marksman who requested to remain unidentified. “Our vehicles came under a barrage of enemy RPGs (rocket propelled grenades) and machine gun fire. One of our ‘humvees’ was disabled from RPG fire, and the Marines inside dismounted and laid down suppression fire so they could evacuate a Marine who was knocked unconscious from the blast.”
The vicious attack that left the humvee destroyed and several of the Marines pinned down in the kill zone sparked an intense eight-hour battle as the platoon desperately fought to recover their comrades. After recovering the Marines trapped in the kill zone, another platoon sergeant personally led numerous attacks on enemy fortified positions while the platoon fought house to house and trench to trench in order to clear through the enemy ambush site.
“The biggest thing to take from that day is what Marines can accomplish when they’re given the opportunity to fight,” the sniper said. “A small group of Marines met a numerically superior force and embarrassed them in their own backyard. The insurgents told the townspeople that they were stronger than the Americans, and that day we showed them they were wrong.”
And here is how it all turned out:
|After calling for close-air support, the small group of Marines pushed forward and broke the enemies’ spirit as many of them dropped their weapons and fled the battlefield. At the end of the battle, the Marines had reduced an enemy stronghold, killed more than 50 insurgents and wounded several more.
Now, why wouldn’t the major news networks report this story? Because it makes America look good and makes us proud of our troops in the field.
All I can say is: “OOH-RAH! GET SOME!“
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Marines Make Insurgents Pay The Price
Cpl. James M. Mercure
Marine Corps News via Military.com
November 18, 2008
Filed under: Marine Corps, Mass Media | Tagged: Afghanistan, Bala Baluk, Farah Province, Marines, Shewan, Terrorists, United States Marine Corps, War On Terror | Leave a Comment »