Monday, March 2, 2015

DUMB ASS NATION, MARCH 2, 2015


On page A8 of the New York Times' edition of 3/2/15, speaking of Obama administration opposition to Netanyahu's impending address to a joint session of Congress, Speaker John Boehner is quoted as saying, on “Face The Nation,” "What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to support Israel and wants to hear what a trusted ally has to say."

As it is with the public assertions of the vast majority of politicians of both parties this statement is vile horse manure. Boehner is saying that Obama is somehow opposed to the U.S.’ propping up Israel.  Yet Obama has requested from the Congress the highest amount of “security” funding for Israel in U.S. history.

Too, Boehner is equating  the human being Netanyahu with the state of Israel.  But a man is not a nation-state.   Too,  BiBi’s appearance before the Congress is highly controversial in Israel.

But,  did Face The Nation host, Bob Schieffer, say to Boehner something like, “Hold on, Mr. Speaker, lets examine what you’ve just said,” or “I think your statement is illogical and not factual,” or “John, you’re full of shit.”  Of course not.  The jovial, “trusted” Schieffer  let it pass by. 

On the editorial pages of the same date Charles M. Blow points out that at yesterday’s meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CEPAC), where republican aspirants to the Presidency of the United States of America seek the organization’s endorsement, Gov. Rick Perry once again didn’t know his ass from a hot rock (to use a Texas expression).  Perry argued that President Obama “says that ISIS is a religious movement.  Again he’s simply wrong.  No, sir you are wrong.”  Oops!  It’s Perry who is wrong since Obama repeatedly has argued the opposite.

If Perry had appeared on Shieffer's show, Jovial Bob wouldn't have said something appropriate like, "Jesus Rick, I told you to wipe off the cow shit from your boots before you came into the studio."

Perry wears new horned-rim glasses in an effort to show he doesn’t have the IQ of a squashed tomato,  as the media has frequently noted.  But somehow the media ignores the drool cup that the Texas governor carries with him –  that's the cup with the Lone Star State emblem emblazoned on it and a favorite with hundreds of  thousands in Texas.  But the state isn’t all that bad.  As one Texan explained, . “People hate on Texas, but it's not as bad as some other states, like Mississippi or Canada.”