Archive for June, 2010
From the WSJ:
Gary Brooks Faulkner, 50 years old, of Greeley, Colo., was caught by Pakistani police Monday in the remote Bumburat Valley near the border of Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, where he apparently hoped to find Mr. bin Laden.
Faulkner was on his sixth mission to Pakistan to personally kill Usama Bin Laden.Â He was armed with night vision goggles, a pistol, a 40-inch sword, and an apparently epic Tarantino-esque sense of righteous vengeance.
The article didn’t specify, but I think it’s safe to assume this was also among his personal effects.
Welcome to a world where our politicians are so self-important they thinkÂ it’s appropriate to put a choke hold on an inquisitive student.Â We are creating that world here in America now.
“Folks in Alabama are worried about their jobs and providing for their families, not this junk,” Wilfred campaign spokeswoman Deana Riggs said. “Come November, voters aren’t going to care about who did or didn’t die in this or that war.”
“Chris Wilfred is the man for the job,” Riggs continued. “God rest his soul.”
SEE ALSO: Candidateâ€™s Words on Vietnam Service Differ From HistoryÂ (NY Times).
After lengthy, deliberate (and naturally cool, calm and collected) conversations with the top minds in academia, Obama has discovered that corporations are led by somethingÂ called “Chairman of the Board”.Â Target identified, commence the ass kicking!Â Government smash!
Or, through a proxy (Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen), politely request a meeting.Â Then, have your press secretary come out with some firm language like “we aren’t opposed to possibly meeting with relevant BP officials…you know, if they wanted to.Â Or whatever.”
Okay so I’m paraphrasing, but not by much.Â Gibbs’ briefing really does make it sound like the administration is a little proud at figuring out what a “Board of Directors” is.
Keep up the ass kicking, guys.Â I’m sure BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has plenty of knowledge relevant to actually fixing the problem.
We also made the paper smaller. That way it was easier for Michael to read it on the train. Buddy’s not going to be thrilled about it. I know he liked the way the big pages covered his lap while he masturbated at the library’s computers– but we think the new jumble will make up for that.
Via Allahpundit at Hot Air, Matt Lauer interviews Barack ObamaÂ and is understandably incredulous when Obama reveals he hasn’t spoken to BP CEO Tony Hayward.Â Â There is so much wrong with this I hardly know where to begin:
I have not spoken to him directly and here is the reason. Because my experience is when you talk to a guy like a BP CEO, heâ€™s going to say all the right things to me. Iâ€™m not interested in words. Iâ€™m interested in actions.
So Obamaâ€™s experience when speaking to business leaders is that they misrepresent facts? And these leaders have been so consistently duplicitous, in Obamaâ€™s experience, that he doesnâ€™t feel the least bit curious what the CEO of one of the worldâ€™s largest energy companiesâ€”and a company responsible for the worst environmental catastrophe in American historyâ€”might have to say? No interest whatsoever?
Moments later, when Lauer asks the president if he’d fire Tony Hayward, ObamaÂ replies thatÂ â€œhe wouldnâ€™t be working forâ€ him– despite never having spoken to him.
If Haywardâ€™s reaction to the spill is so patently horrible that it merits his firing without so much as a conversation, then why the hell is Obama still permitting him to lead the efforts to fix this mess?
MaybeÂ Obama believes that chief executives are just impotent figureheads. He certainly seems to have embraced that role for himself.
UPDATE: MikeM adds,
For someone so “cool, calm and collected” he’s really a rhetorically careless fucktard.
UPDATE: Touched By Fire has more.
I think this exchange does a lot to wipe away the guise that Obama has any idea what he’s doing. And it’s genuinely kind of frightening.