Source of Haitian Cholera Outbreak Found

UN peacekeepers from Nepal failed to keep their contaminated poop out of the Haitian water system.  As a result, 5,000 dead and 300,000 sick.

— uo

Published in: on May 6, 2011 at 6:56 am  Leave a Comment  

Nobel Peace Prize-Winning President Obama’s Handling of the bin Laden Killing Isn’t Going Over Well In Surprising Places

Beautiful. The multilateralist Obama administration is about to be investigated by the U.N. Human Rights Commission. If only this were to carry through to completion! I can’t imagine a more perfect way to get liberals to turn into neocons and against multilateralism than to have the organization (that is about to induct civilian-killing Syria as a member) judge the actions of our current president.

— uo

P.S. – Even the New York-based Human Rights Watch appears ready to turn on President Obama for violating human rights and international law.

P.P.S. – I can tell you this, if this operation had occurred during the Bush/Cheney administration, the uproar would have been ferocious.  These apologists are letting Obama off easy compared to what they’d be howling if this had happened two years ago.

Published in: on May 4, 2011 at 6:20 am  Comments (2)  

Should bin Laden Have Been Buried on Land?

Lots of reasons not to do it.  The main one being that it would create a shrine to the martyr.

On the other hand … and I can’t decide if my idea is laughable nonsense or if it’s a seriously good idea … if your objective is to look for terrorists, and you want to make it easier to find those terrorists, wouldn’t a bin Laden grave site be the ultimate “honey pot”?  Anybody who would visit the location would instantly self-identify as an al-Qaeda supporter.

— uo

Published in: on May 3, 2011 at 6:36 am  Leave a Comment  

Dick Cheney’s Secret Assasination Squad

To get Osama, President Obama utilized Navy SEAL Team 6.  When Bush was in office, it was referred to as “Dick Cheney’s Secret Assassination Squad” (now known as the DCSAS) by all the smart, critical-thinking people.  Folks like:

Seymour Hersh

Keith Olbermann

Stephen Colbert

Now?  Liberals LOVE those dastardly SEALS.  Check back for updates.  This list is bound to get longer.

And for what it’s worth, the fact that President Obama used the DCSAS is yet another piece of evidence that our current president truly is a nothing more than a cog in Dick Cheney’s plan to run the country.  President Obama may talk like a liberal, but he behaves like a cowboy.

— uo

Published in: on May 3, 2011 at 6:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Congratulations To Our Military and Our President

You gotta hand it to him.  President Obama could have ordered that we just enter the longitude and latitude in one of our long-range military assets.  That would be taking the easy way out.  Instead, the president ordered that we launch a ground attack deep inside another country.  That’s the kind of bad-ass, I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude that would make George Bush proud.  One snotty commentator said that the president’s actions are tantamount to cowboy justice Wild West-style.  Well, all I can say is … HELL YEAH!  Somebody needs to send Obama a pair of these!!

More proof that the president may talk like a liberal, but he acts as if he’s taking orders from Dick Cheney.

— uo

P.S. – Also, kudos to the intelligence community, who, after some disastrous failures, got this one right.

Published in: on May 2, 2011 at 10:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Dick Cheney’s Plan is Nearly Complete

More people are noticing that George W. Bush is now enjoying his 3rd term, as President Change has morphed into President Same.

— uo

Published in: on April 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Has President Obama Actually Been Dick Cheney’s Secret Plan All Along?

One wonders? Seriously, President Obama has completely reversed what he said as a Senator and a presidential candidate and has become the Bush/Cheney administration’s most powerful advocate.

President Obama reversed himself on military tribunals, the closing of Guantanamo, and the Patriot Act.

He has reversed his own statements in the Senate and has become an unlikely advocate for Executive Power.

He signed into law an extension of the Bush tax cuts (notice all the happy faces!). He reappointed Bush’s Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke. President Obama appointed Republican and corporatist GE chief Jeffrey Immelt to head the president’s jobs panel.

The president may have spoken differently as a candidate, but once in office, he completely adopted the Bush/Cheney Doctrine.  He has engaged U.S. servicemen and women to support the formation of a democracy in the Arab world, he (and the Democrat-controlled Congress) increased the number of troops in Afghanistan, similar to the surge that Bush implemented in Iraq.  Speaking of Iraq, it looks like Iraq is going to last far longer than candidate Obama promised.

And now President Obama is taking credit for cutting the budget even more than the Republican Congress first asked for.

If I was a conspiracy nut, I’d think that this guy was really a Dick Cheney plant. Think about it. The ONLY thing that President Obama has actually accomplished that is NOT in sync with the Bush/Cheney administration is health care reform.  But to get that deal done, the president abandoned the public option. What’s more, in a surprising move, the various provisions of the law are not severable. So if anything in the law is found to be unconstitutional, the ENTIRE law gets tossed. Some people think the lack of severability was was an error.  But was it?

A conspiracy theorist might believe that the healthcare error was intentional — to make it seem like President Obama was a liberal when in fact he knew that the healthcare law would get tossed on the individual mandate issue.  That is, the president talks like a good liberal.  Meanwhile, the things the president actually accomplishes is making permanent everything else that Bush/Cheney stood for.

I’ve heard that, based on the policies President Obama says he’s for, some people believe he is a Manchurian candidate for either Muslims or communists.

The president’s accomplishments, however, lead to a totally different conclusion. Looking at his actual record, President Obama may actually be a plant by Dick Cheney. The evidence is starting to become overwhelming.

— uo

P.S. – This pretty much seals the deal for me. The one liberal “social” policy that President Obama has put his stamp on is gay marriage. But again, what President Obama is doing is right in line with Dick Cheney’s views.

P.P.S. – You know what the price of oil has done lately. Have you seen what that has done to Halliburton stock since Obama took office?!

Published in: on April 12, 2011 at 9:01 am  Comments (1)  

So Does This Mean John Hinckley Is Cured?

Today, Ronald Reagan would be 100 years old.  Earlier today, I read this article on John Hinckley, Reagan’s would-be assassin.  In the very last paragraph of the article, it says:

“In June 2009,  a federal judge ruled that Hinckley — who still suffers from narcissistic personality disorder — could spend more time outside the hospital.”

When I read that, I was reminded of a New York Times article I read a few months ago:

“The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (due out in 2013, and known as DSM-5) has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition.

“Narcissistic personality disorder is the most well-known of the five …”

Here’s the wikipedia link on the topic:

“The Personality and Personality Work Group has proposed eliminating NPD as a distinct disorder in DSM-5 as part of a major revamping of the diagnostic criteria for personality disorders…”

So if Hinckley has NPD, and NPD is now no longer considered to be a disorder, does that mean he’s cured?

— uo

Published in: on February 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm  Comments (1)  

Egypt Chaos: It’s All Bush’s Fault

This article in The Daily Telegraph, which is based on leaked cables from Wikileaks, has been getting a lot of play since Drudge linked to it.  To me, the key graph is the second paragraph where we’re given a timeline:

Egypt protests: America’s secret backing for rebel leaders behind uprising

The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police.

On his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011.

So the leader of the uprising was brought into the U.S. while Bush was still president!

I’ll say this.  After the November 2008 election, President Bush kicked the can on several issues and left the final decision to his successor, particularly economic decisions.  A classic example would be whether to allow GM to go into liquidation or to keep the company afloat until the Obama Administration came into office.  Bush chose to have the federal government loan GM enough money to stay in business till Obama was sworn in, at which point the new president chose how to bail out the failed car maker.

But when it came to national security issues in the Arab world, President Bush did not put those decisions on the back burner.  What’s more, just imagine how Dick Cheney would have reacted if an Egyptian opposition activist had been brought to the U.S. without anybody in the administration knowing about it.  There is no way that this  person came into this country without the full knowledge and backing … if not the active participation of … the Bush Administration.

If The Telegraph story is true — and no one has denied that the leaked cables contain false information — this would make a lot of sense and fits into the pattern that the dreaded neocons in the Bush Administration saw as the long-term solution to terrorism emanating from the Arab world: Freedom and Democracy.

— uo

Published in: on January 29, 2011 at 9:51 am  Leave a Comment  

Corporate Takeover of Obama Presidency Nearly Complete

Out with the old, in with new corporate friends.

I already talked about bailout boy and GE chief Immelt getting appointed to an advisory post in the Obama administration.

Late last week, EPA Administrator Browner (a big proponent of getting tough on air pollution) getting the boot.

To top it all off, it looks as though we’re on the verge of getting a former RIAA lawyer as the new solicitor general (that’s the guy who argues cases in court on behalf of the country).

This administration has never been a friend of the middle class. It’s all about the large corporations getting fat at the trough. Just look who were the biggest proponents of the healthcare reform: the evil drug companies.

— uo

Published in: on January 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm  Leave a Comment