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Dear Readers: Today, the last vestige of dignity, reason and sanity left the Obama administration, as authorities swarmed down on independent film-maker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, whose cinematic achievement is falsely being accused of spawning the horrendous outbreak of terror activities targeting Western embassies and interests. Say goodbye to the First Amendment, as it has just been sucked into the Supermassive Blackhole of Obama Incompetence!
Hey Obama! The Libyans have actually offered a helpful hint that you may just want to follow-up on, in terms of the true origin of these festivities: al Qaeda. Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Ministry officials formally state something that has become transparently clear: The U.S. ignored Arab radicalization — We knew what was happening, but the Americans preferred to find excuses.
Meanwhile, back to our erstwhile filmmaker. The blogosphere is ablaze with the horrendous attack on the First Amendment Free Speech rights that this detention represents. Instapundit/Glenn Reynolds has a collection of great quotes, commentary and links.He thinks Obama should resign.
Let me fantasize about that for 30 seconds……
OK, the reality is that we have to get to Nov. 6th and vote this incompetent boob out. For my hand-wringing pessimists out there, I offer you this interpretation of current poll numbers: Look on my mom jeans, ye Mighty, and despair!
There is a graphic meme that is offering political commentary. Professor Jacobson and I were thinking along the same lines: Click HERE for his and this is my masterpiece:
The Professor recaps what happened to Nakoula:
Let’s recap: The man made a film. He posted it to Youtube. People across the ocean used it as a pretext for rioting and murder that were anyway preplanned. Yet the Obama Administration actually, really, seriously asked Google to have the video taken down (request thankfully denied). Then the feds sent goons to interrogate the man, hoping to find some technical grounds on which to punish him for interrupting the president’s campaign narrative.
That’s a scarf wrapped around his face, not a “towel.” Is the L.A. Times nudging us to think of this man as a “towelhead”? And look at this headline in the Daily Mail: “The man who set the Middle East ablaze hides his face in shame….” Shame? If I were imputing a motivation to this man, I’d say he has a fully justified fear of becoming a recognizable face.
But I think our government is delusional if it thinks the people who are rioting in Africa and killing our diplomats would — if they knew the facts — see individuals like Nakoula as the proper focus of their rage. They don’t believe the necessary premise: freedom as the superior value. As long as they favor a system in which blasphemy is outlawed and severely punished, they will continue to blame the American government for standing back and allowing blasphemy to flourish and flow everywhere. What good does it do to ask them to please understand our system? They hate this system.
Meanwhile, our government would scapegoat a
freecitizen. It’s not even effectual scapegoating.
Makes me wonder when the Feds will grab Charles and me for our classic comedy routine centered around Obama’s Nobel Prize….for Peace.
First they come for the film-makers, next they come for the savvy activists….
Here is the real kicker: Liberal flame-thrower and generally vile comedy host Bill Maher also made an film that contained 20 minutes of anti-Islamic material. But he’s good. More of that movie was spent mocking Christians. But Maher also donated $1 Million to the Obama campaign.
Nakoula’s only mistake? He forgot the game is played THE CHICAGO WAY!
Speaking of Chicago, I wonder what the elite media would have done if President George W. Bush arrested the maker of this epic Presidential snuff film (instead of descend into the neighborhood like odious vultures):
George Bush Get Shot Dead In Front Of Hundreds In Chicago
I guess the First Amendment applies only when Republican presidents are in office. Then, Americans should select their leader accordingly.
A few of the SLOBs have excellent points and summaries that I wanted to share today. Word Warrior chimes in with piece that among all its other fine points, highlights Obama’s incompetence: OBAMA’S KEYSTONE-KOPS MIDDLE EAST POLICY! .
However, the point I LOVED most was: Egypt is, in fact, an ally!
To make matters worse for Obama, former President (and long-term friend of Hammas) Jimmy Carter saw fit to correct the President’s contention as well.
Speaking at Drake University in Des Moines Carter: “Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well.”
Carter should know: In the only effective moment of his entire presidency, he helped engineer the Camp David Accords that made Egypt an American ally!
You know you’re having a REALLY bad week when Jimmy Carter can factually take you to the woodshed!
#ThingsObamaImproved: Jimmy Carter’s ranking in future American history books!
KT Cat thinks that future embassy take-overs can be preventing by new technology: Let’s Replace Our Embassies With Skype!
Why do we need embassies anyway? All they do is supply targets for the justified rage of the Arab Street to express itself against the failed policies of George W. Bush. Embassies are all cost and no benefit as Mitt Romney might say right before he outsourced the killing of grandmothers to a profit-crazed multinational firm whose factories he had moved to India. Embassies have been places where you can communicate with the government of the United States, places where you can discuss how infrastructure investments can lead to multicultural understanding as you build bridges to the future**, but like an elderly person who needs hip replacement surgery under Obamacare, they’ve outlived their time.
Who is trying to talk to us at the embassies? Well, sometimes it’s funny-looking natives who lack even the slightest hint of moral reasoning and cannot be expected to control themselves when they see a YouTube video who need to talk to Americans. Sometimes its American tourists who need to find the best place to recharge their Chevy Volts with clean, renewable electricity. In either case, why do we need an embassy to do that? Instead of making people visit a big, ugly building with a ginormous carbon footprint just to talk to us, let’s use Skype!