Pic of Day
So here's Mitt Romney, certainly not my first choice for the Republican nomination. Hell he wasn't even my fourth, fifth or sixth choice.
When queried about his summary Romney gave a measured and careful response. He said he has seen "disconcerting" signs all about, said he didn't know how well the London games would end, mentioned the threats of strikes.
Now I suppose Romney should have just answered that everything he observed was just fine and dandy, that he had no doubts all would go well. Except I think Romney was answering truthfully and by the careful pacing of his reply one could tell he was mentally assessing then forming his words to tell a truth without panic.
Let us not forget that huge gaffe by the Obama administration when he sent back the bust of Winston Churchill to the Brits or his awful gift to the new British prime minister of an Ipod filled with Obama's speeches.
Which brings me to my suspicion that the Obama administration wanted to paint Romney's innocuous reply of his concerns, concerns that had been mentioned all week in the American and British press, as a big blunder as a counter-argument to the Romney campaign's assertion that Obama is perfectly horrible with foreign affairs.
The Scuffle About Chick-Fil-A-Probably the Silliest Nanny-Nanny-Boo-Boo by Hopeless Liberal Politicos Who Continue to Think We Are Dumb
Come on….the CEO of Chick-Fil-A responds to a question about marriage by asserting he is a devout believer in the traditional marriage of a male and a female and all across the fruited plains nothing-burger politicos are sniffing and calling for boycotts and blocks against new Chick-Fil-A franchises.
Again, like we were all born at night, LAST night.
First, the way vast majority of us think a marriage should consist of one man to one woman. We don't think men should have several wives or that women should have a couple of husbands. We don’t' think people should marry their dogs or any pet for that matter.
It's not like that CEO endorsed any kind of discrimination against homosexuals and bear in mind, he didn't even mention Gay people. He said he thought a marriage should be between a man and a woman, shame oh shame on him.
I got a bridge to sell the nasty Rahm Emmanuels of the world (who said Chick-Fil-A did not adhere to something called "Chicago values", heh...since when does gangland Chicago have its own set of values?) who think Americans are going to up and boycott Chick-Fil-A, or any business for that matter, just because its CEO thinks a marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Speaking of Gaffes
Obama, Lord somebody plug up his pie hole. How about his assertion that small business owners "didn't do that"?
I've been positively delighted over the Obama's campaign struggle to overcome this attack on American entrepreneurship.
Count out this country's Chambers of Commerce helping this guy get re-elected.
George Zimmerman Tells His Side of the Story.
The two cases are unrelated but in a fashion, I argue, one will greatly affect the other.
First James Holmes did not go out that fateful night, armed with but one smallish gun, armed legally and with all documentation. Holmes did not go to the movie theater to attempt to guard over his apartment complex, so recently the object of numerous break-ins and other crimes. James Holmes did not shoot anyone in that theater in a last desperate attempt to save his own life.
James Holmes murdered twelve people in cold blood and injured countless others.
George Zimmerman killed one young man, and yes that was a tragedy. But as Zimmerman recounted once given a chance to tell HIS side of the story, he only fought back to save his own life.
Race activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, both firm believers in why should they get a job when they can scour the country for alleged racial violence and extort legal businesses and citizens for money for their agreement NOT to rabble-rouse, immediately got in the scene and resulting narrative. I don't know who was behind Sharpton's immediate silliness in picking this case out to raise racial tensions in this country but Barack Obama said that if he had a son, said son would look like Trayvon Martin.
I have no idea what the hell that statement means but it was an absurd move for the President of the United States to in any way involve himself in such criminal and under investigation events.
I speculate that the Obama admin, fighting a mighty and tough re-election campaign (guy's going to lose by a landslide, I'll lay money on it) wanted some sort of example of mistreatment based on race and with this sad event, we've got a "white hispanic" (does the NY Times think we are so stupid we don't see through that stupid turn of phrase) murdering a cute young black boy who was only getting some Skittles at a 7-11 as he darted in and out of house complexes on a rainy night.
I think that horrible massacre by James Holmes (which the liberals DID immediately blame on a Tea Party type, shame on Brian Ross, ABC, how the hell can you live with yourself?) will make this story of the Zimmerman/Martin duel lame and dull.
While this country has endured several mass executions by sick individuals doing awful things for awful reasons, there's something horrifying in the collective imagination about being stuck in a small movie theater unable to dodge bullets shooting across the confined space at what should have been a joyous and happy occasion.
I think the case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin's going to look silly and small after the horror committed by James Holmes.
Which is not to make light of the death of Trayvon, who was a young man who should be alive and looking forward to a vibrant life.
But Trayvon's got a lot of skeletons in his closet and let us not forget his odd behavior of circling between buildings sneakily and it was Trayvon who threw the first punch, at least according to Zimmerman's version of events.
And no I don't believe that those Florida cops let Zimmerman go if they thought he was guilty of killing an innocent kid. I don't believe that George Zimmerman shot said innocent kid because he was black and I'm helped out with this assumption by no other than ABC, who deliberately misquoted Zimmerman to make him sound like a racist.
George Zimmerman was legally armed and it was, unfortunately, the act of trying to get to that gun by both parties in the fated scuffle that caused the gun to go off and the death of a near-child.
I assert that America will have little patience with the national drama this administration has planned with the Zimmerman case when we've suffered through the deaths of so many innocents who just wanted to see a midnight movie.
I feel there will be a much smaller amount of sympathy for Trayvon who likely was doing what he shouldn't oughta be doing and paid a severe price for it.
And I don't think Americans are going to buy into any gun control nonsense any more from the dim liberals in our surround. We're beyond all that and we're no longer naïve enough to believe that taking away the guns of the law-abiding will also remove guns from the non-law-abiding. Many of us might have been born at night, but not LAST night.
Zimmerman summed up his feelings on the matter below, truthfully, eloquently and softly:
"I do want to tell everyone, my wife, my family, my parents, my grandmother, the Martins, the city of Sanford and America that I'm sorry that this happened," he said. "I hate to think that because of this incident, because my actions, it's polarized and divided American. And I'm truly sorry."