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Dear Readers:  I wrote that one rant is worth 1000 calm posts.  CBS has just posted a video that is….most disturbing (click here):

Obama dances at Tanzania ceremony

President Obama visited Tanzania on the final leg of his Africa trip and couldn’t help showing off a few moves at a welcoming festival.

Obama dance

As he and the First Lady do their $100 million tour of Africa, Egypt has erupted:

Egypt’s president has vowed to defend the legitimacy of his office with his life, amid continuing mass protests and more deaths in the capital, Cairo.

In a late-night televised appeal for calm, Mohammed Morsi rejected an army ultimatum that the country’s crisis be resolved by Wednesday.

Mr Morsi admitted he had made mistakes but said he would not be dictated to and urged protests to remain peaceful.

The army earlier leaked details of a draft “roadmap” for Egypt’s future.

Details of the plan leaked to the BBC outlined new presidential elections, the suspension of the new constitution and the dissolution of parliament.

Clashes in Cairo between opponents and supporters of the Islamist president killed at least seven people on Tuesday, the health ministry said.

The army warned on Monday that it would step in unless a solution was found, giving Mr Morsi 48 hours to find agreement with the opposition.

That ultimatum expires around 16:30 (15:30 BST) on Wednesday.

And that $100 Million might have found better use in fighting the flames in Arizona that cost the lives of 19 heroic young men. (Click here for suggestions where to send money to help).

Bonus Obama Forgets to Mention AZ Firefighters, Blames Journalist

Updates: Legal Insurrection has been following the news, and has some great updates –

It is clear he expects the military to depose him in the coming hours, says the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool in Cairo

Says in speech:

“I am prepared to sacrifice my blood.”

#Morsi tells #Egypt army to withdraw ultimatum | http://t.co/fidQRztJ0w

— AJELive (@AJELive) July 2, 2013

#Egypt‘s #Morsi says reaction beeing seen now is instigation of youth by remnants of old regime | Watch live now http://t.co/U3EOVvg4mw

— AJELive (@AJELive) July 2, 2013

#Mursi: opposition the previous power will not return http://t.co/Bw6xO9p51T #egypt

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) July 2, 2013

#Mursi speaks of plan of legislative elections within 6 months http://t.co/Bw6xO9p51T#egypt

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) July 2, 2013

Morsi’s whole speech based on his government’s “legitimacy” … Repeats that word dozens of times #egypt

— Matt Vasilogambros (@MattVas) July 2, 2013

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YES WE CAN! Hear you now.

YES WE CAN! Hear you now.

Big round of applause to fellow SLB Charles Fettinger of Doo Doo Economics for his win in the “caption this” contest for 6 dollar shirts!!!!

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Dear Readers:  I am feeling a bit rantish today.  So, before I take a deeply impassioned analysis of the crappy current events, I wanted to take care of some programming business.  I will be hosting a game-show style CANTO TALK Program today (7 pm Pacific Time/9 pm Central Time).  The focus will be on ‘WE THE PEOPLE FIGHT TYRANNY” (Facebook page HERE). See item post-rant for my daily question and fun details.

Last night, I went to bed after reading:  I don’t consider Egypt an ally, says Obama 

Via HotAir.com

WTF X 1,000,000. Damn. I knew Obama was going to be a toxic president — but he has been an  offensive amalgam of radioactivity and carcinogencity on both domestic AND foreign policy. Now, that’s quite an achievement! And it seems the press people, who went all Journolist to defend him yesterday, are recognizing how potently poisonous the man is, too: NBC chief foreign correspondent blasts Obama’s “Egypt not an ally” statement

OBAMA: HITS ROCK BOTTOM, THEN GRABS A JACKHAMMER.

TAMMY BRUCE ALSO WENT ON A RANT now ON PUBLIC PODCAST, DO PLEASE LISTEN TO HERS AS WELL!!!

Long-time readers recall that I have long said the ancient gods have fled Egypt. A friend of the Shrine reminds me that the new Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt is none too brotherly, either: “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.”

For Egyptians and Obama, who seem to think making Israel and the Jews a target is a fantastic game plan, I offer them a reminder that such an approach has been historically FULL OF FAIL.

The Professor at Legal Insurrection has a great post summarizing events as they now stand: Middle East and Journalism in flames.

Obama’s Middle East policy is in flames. Literally, at multiple U.S. diplomatic locations which are sovereign U.S. territory. The latest is the storming of the Embassy in Yemen, which is ongoing as of this writing.

Journalism also is in flames. It’s back to 2008, with the media openly siding with Obama and colluding to damage Romney.

As Hillaryis44 notes, Team Romney needs to only repeat this message: OBAMA IS GOING TO GET US ALL KILLED.

Any person who thinks Romney hurt his campaign with his critique is being dangerously deceptive and/or willfully ignorant.

More from my good friends, here:

In terms of Libya, this comes from Canto Talk freind Humberto Fontova on his Babalu blog! Advice from a Genuine Libya

In conclusion:

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WE THE PEOPLE FIGHT TYRANNY SHOW TONIGHT

Switching gears a bit, this is a reminder that several Canto Talk favorites from the SLOBS will be representing Team California tonight: Barry Jacobson/Word Warrior, Dawn Wildman/Blogger-in-Chief, and Charles Fettinger/DooDoo Economics.

There are six categories of questions, as noted below:

In light of my rant, this question seems apt:

 Which progressive asserted the following:

“Consider the “fairness doctrine,” now largely abandoned but once requiring radio and television broadcasters: …[I]n light of astonishing economic and technological changes, we must doubt whether, as interpreted, the constitutional guarantee of free speech is adequately serving democratic goals. It is past time for a large-scale reassessment of the appropriate role of the First Amendment in the democratic process.”

A. MICHAEL MORE
B. JOE BIDEN
C. THEODORE ROOSEVELT
D. CASS SUNSTEIN

Click HERE for Answer.

There will be even more CANTO TALK fun:

Noted screenwriter/director/producer and Cuban dynamo Orestes Matacena will be calling in, and he has kindly donated copies of his hilarious political thriller: TWO DE FORCE!It’s now available on-line and on DVD!

MUT NOTE: I totally adore JESSE WANG as the Chinese Chairman.

Powerhouse American music man Karl Brunig has also donated two CDs, when they are released. Silvio is an extremely generous game-show host, so it should be a ton of fun.

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MUT FUN ITEMS

Two items that helped return me to sanity and serenity:

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Dear Readers:  As you know, I joined Word Warrior Barry Jacobsen on Silvo Canto’s awesome BlogTalkRadio show, Canto Talk.  We featured California’s economic insanity and regulatory inanity.   (Click HERE to listen)!!!

It turns out that like myself, Silvio is a fan of world music — especially flamenco, Spanish Guitar, and Cuban.  I am thrilled to be getting some suggestions to expand my collection, and wanted to share this recommendation with you (a theme he is thinking to use when I guest on his show):  The Sands of Egypt!

Related to Canto Talk, one of Silvio’s other angel’s, Jeanie-Ology, shared the fact that Team Obama can’t spell “Israel” correctly!

Also, as Legal Insurrection and Twitchy.com notes, #WhatObamaTaught me was a big-time trending topic yesterday on Twitter. Some of our SLOBs got into the act (thanks Beers with Demo and B-Daddy!)

I guess #WhatObamaTaught be is that Israel is actually spelled “Isreal” and our long-time ally is about to get totally screwed!!!!

I guess the narcissist-in-chief is too self-focused to recognize the “El” in Hebrew-based words refers to “God”.

As a palate cleanser, I would like to share one of Silvio’s other picks:

MIRA LA GITANA MORA – GIPSY KINGS

From Spain, The Gypsy Kings are a modern group……some of their music is good….this song is “Look at the gypsy mora girl”……”Mora” is a girl who has blood from the Moors who were in Spain for 700 years…….

In the last “gypsy” song, the man is singing about how he came across this “gypsy mora girl” and he immediately falls in love…..he repeats how she dances under the moonlight and to the rhythm of a guitar…..the pictures in this video are rather amazing……he sings over and over about she dances and dances and he can’t walk away..

MUT Note:  Next hashtag take-over target – #retroactive!

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Dear Readers: While I usually strive to put some humor into my posts, as it helps sustain our emotional balance during these turbulent times, I find little to joke about today. President Obama, in an exceedingly cynical and politically-motivated move, has forgotten the basic tenets of the US Constitution and legislated by executive order.

Left Coast Rebel sums up the central problem with Obama’s tactic:

Rule of Law, or Not?
The destruction of our system of checks and balances and separation of power (as evidenced by Obama’s Friday evening DREAM Act executive order overriding Congress) is a far more pressing and dangerous issue than his blatant electioneering attempt at pseudo amnesty. It is perilous for America that our chief executive would do something like this to garner votes for his floundering reelection.

The reasons for this detestable act are legion.

  • It detracts from the complete failure of Obama’s retooled economic message from Thursday, which was 54 minutes of pure failure on display. Fellow SLOBWord Warrior was one of the few people I know patient enough to have listened to the entire speech. His thoughts are HERE; the money quote: Using the President’s own analogy: he walked into a restaurant, and was left with the other guy’s tab; then proceeded to shout out: “Drinks and dinner for EVERYONE!!” If Bush went on a spending binge his last two years (again, compliments of a Democrat-controlled Congress), Obama presided in his first two years over a virtual spending bacchanal!
  • Popular Republican Senator Marco Rubio was working on a revised version of the “Dream Act”, which was slowly garnering bipartisan support. Many view Rubio as a sensible choice for Romney’s Vice Presidential pick. The White House was working against Rubio this spring — can’t have those pesky Republicans passing legislation appealing to the country’s Hispanic voters.

My favorite politician, Jan Brewer, summed it up best: OUTRAGEOUS

Gov. Jan Brewer described the new policy as “backdoor amnesty” and criticized Obama for making what she said was a preemptive strike against the anticipated court ruling.

“The crux of SB 1070 is documentation. (The president is) going to give documentation to nearly 1 million people who have arrived in the country illegally,” she said. “The timing is unbelievable.”

I had planned to focus on Europe’s deteriorating fiscal and situation today (see SLOB KT Cat for essential reading on this subject). However, with a sweep of his pen, Obama has just added 800,000 to the work force as well — and don’t BS me that they only get a “2-year” work pass. These passes can be re-applied for indefinitely, rather like our diver’s licenses are “temporary”. While Americans are struggling for work in a very difficult economic climate, Obama has just added more competition for jobs. No wonder the sole reporter brave enough to voice this concern was chased down.

MUT’s Prophecy of the Week: Obama will be forgiving student loans and underwater mortgages via executive order before November.

Here is Obama’s campaign in under 140 characters, with #CharactersToSpare — If you can’t win votes with your record, win votes with awesome bribes!

It has become apparent in the last few weeks that Team Romney’s campaign was gaining traction, and the polls for the General Election were tightening. Tammy Bruce makes the point that, in part, Obama’s motive includes a desire for punishing us because we are rejecting him. For example, non-union automotive workers had the pensions summarily reduced by large amounts, while union elites remain protected (via Beers with Demo). Interestingly, B-daddy notes Obama’s order includes a potential mechanism for deporting “dreamers”: This, I assume, will be used if these “dreamers” don’t vote in Obama.

All of this is:

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WELCOME INSTAPUNDIT READERS!  And many thanks to the Shrine’s #1 Patron!  Please click on these for recent ancient Egypt-oriented and California-primary specific posts.

Dear Readers: I wanted to report on the amazing success of OPERATION COUNTERACT, which is the Democrat’s alternative to Professor Jacobson’s/Legal Insurrection’s OPERATION COUNTERWEIGHT!As a reminder as to what OPERATION COUNTERACT is:

This is directed at Blue Dog Democrats (such as myself), as well as PUMAs, independents and other Americans who may not be able to, or inclined to, participate in the GOP primary.


OPERATION COUNTERACT:
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO WRITE-IN A NAME FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, WRITE IN AN ALTERNATIVE TO OBAMA!

Let’s review some OPERATION COUNTERACT successes:

Friends, Americans, California Democrats — lend me your eyes. I come to bury Obama, along with our friends in New Hampshire, West Virgina, and North Carolina. Are you going to tolerate Team Obama’s cynically political moves, distractions, and “War on Women“?

The Goddess of Capitalism officially nominates MICKEY MOUSE as the designated write-in choice for the June 5th California Democratic Primary!

I now offer you some of my most persuasive arguments:

1) THERE IS ALREADY A MICKEY MOUSE FOR PRESIDENT MOVEMENT….so some Americans already see the sense in this choice!

2) Mickey Mouse is an icon of the successful practice of CAPITALISM. He lives it, he loves it, and he does not belittle it.

3) Mickey Mouse strongly supports our military men and women; he is not likely to say that the troops are “fighting on my behalf“. Mickey honors our service men and women for sacrifices made on behalf of all Americans.

BONUS — Mickey Mouse will get badass on our foes!!!

(MUT aside: NoOneofAnyImport features some wonderful vintage ads featuring men and women, and presents them in homage to the Other McCains’s “Offend a Feminist Week” project.)

4) First Lady!!! Fans of Michelle’s Mirror will recognize the immediate upgrade we get in sense of style if Minnie Mouse becomes the First Lady! Bonus — Minnie is proud of her country, too.

5) JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!!!! As a Californian, I would like to point out Mickey Mouse is actually creating employment in California. Team Obama, not so much. And recent employment numbers show that Obama’s policies are not likely to promote meaningful expansion in employment in this state or any other in the near future — even with tons a statistical manipulation.

6) Disney Parks: HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH. Contrast that with Obama, who has a “Misery Index” worse than Jimmy Carter’s.

I hope I have made a solid case for Mickey Mouse. One June 5th, I hope my fellow California Democrats will join me in writing in an alternative to Obama in percentages as least as great as those in our sister states.

In conclusion, I am looking forward to this conversation on Nov. 7th 2012: MUT, Obama has just been defeated in a landslide. What are you going to do?

I’M GOING TO DISNEYLAND!!!!


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SLOB Stories:

Members of the San-Diego Local Order of Bloggers have been commenting on Obama’s “evolution” on gay marriage and “coming out of the closet“.  I would feel remiss if I didn’t add a comment or two, given that I am slated to be interviewed on the subject shortly by the San Diego Union Tribune.

I have these three items to contribute to this discussion:

1) As one-in-size of Obama’s money “bundlers” is gay, and the sudden release of funds was rehearsed and a desperate maneuver for a campaign that is not getting donations at the levels they were expecting. In a nutshell: When having to decide between a heavily unemployed black community opposed to gay marriage, and a wealthy gay community, Obama went green.

2) Hillary is 44 offers need-to-know background for point #1:

Enter Jonathan Lewis. In June of 2009 we advised women, Jews, and gays to “wake up”. We noted that the organizations supposedly established to fight for these groups were more interested in defending Barack Obama than in their mission statements. We recently noted this pro Obama hypocrisy was also evident in the actions of environmental groups and labor unions – they’re more interested in protecting/helping Barack Obama than in their own constituents. Jonathan Lewis and a few gay leaders were the only ones that fought for the gay community and today their strategy threatens a meltdown of the Obama campaign. If other constituent groups learn from Jonathan and demand Obama act on their issues Obama will be caught between today’s Obama and the other Obamas from yesteryear and Obama “present” votes of convenience.

Who is Jonathan Lewis and why is he so important? Well for one thing Jonathan is the son of Peter Lewis and Peter Lewis is a very wealthy man. Peter Lewis (of “Flo” and Progressive Insurance) along with George Soros has been one of the rivers of money for the democratic left. This campaign season Peter Lewis has not been contributing money to help the Obama cause. Lewis’s money distributor Michael Vachon, has been dripping disdain on Obama’s pleas for Superpac money. Peter’s gay activist son Jonathan has been a thorn on Barack Obama’s side…

3) Ego (and I fully concur with PoliticalJunkieMom)

EdgeoftheSandbox notes the next issue for “evolution” — Polygamy!

To round out this section, Word Warrior offers a video featuring another disgruntled California Democrat (and my new favorite comedy star) Jon Lovitz.

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UPDATE:  A big shout-out to Captain Capitalism, who sent a bunch of new readers my way today!!!  This Goddess will be totally adding you to the blogroll soon!!!

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Dear Readers: Evidence that Team Obama loathe women abound (see Instapundit for a quick summary of examples, followed by one of my classic posts that summarizes why this is likely to be so).  But I underestimated the level to which Obama’s marketers would go to unveil their contempt toward my sex and their assumptions that women need a sugar daddy or some sort of government assistance to achieve any sort of financial stability and success.

Lo and behold:  The Life of Julia, a campaign so wretched that it is even mocked by the progressive set on MSNBC!!!

As a nearly 50-year old woman, one of the most intriguing bits about Obama’s “Composite American Female” is this: WE HAVE NO LIFE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 42-65!!!! That comes as news to me, given that:

As a successful business woman and wife/mother, Michelle Malkin sums up my feelings about “Julia” quite well:

After hyperventilating for months about the Republican “war on women,” Democratic new-media gurus inadvertently have exposed the real Barack Obama: a chauvinistic control freak who would tether every last woman and child to his ever-expanding, budget-busting Nanny State.

I hesitate to give Team Obama any advice, but in this case I must. FIRE THE PERSON DOING YOUR TWITTER CAMPAIGNS!!! Let’s recall some of these Twitter gems:

#BeforeBlackPresidents
#AttackWatch
#ObamacaresAboutMe
#WaronWomen
#ILikeObamacare#
# DontDoubleMyRatE
#Forward

All of these hashtags have been usurped by clever independent/conservative Tweeters, making a complete joke of the Obama marketing approach. And Obama’s people are suppose to be so savvy about social media, too!!! Now, #LifeofJulia has become the most recent full-of-fail hashtag from the “Smartest President, Evah!!!”.

Looking around at the opinions of some of my favorite, non-Julia moms on the blogosphere, I came across these gems:

  • Edge of the Sandbox had an opinion about my first example – Unionizing Childcare. If this situation will make staying home look like an increasingly attractive option, think again. Last November Madame ex-Speaker promised to regaining Democratic majority in the House campaigning on a federal childcare platform. Taking this scenario into account, childcare providers will not only be substandard and prohibitively expensive if customers are to pay out of pocket, you and I will be obligated to pitch in, even if we don’t use their services through federal taxes.
  • The Lonely Conservative: Poor Julia. If only she hadn’t voted for Obama. But it’s okay, seeing that she’s only a composite.
  • Michelle’s Mirror/MOTUS: Here’s what we know about Julia so far: when she grows up, she’s liberal, slutty, large bosomed, completely malleable – did I mention liberal?

The mocking is not confined to sensible women, either. Word Warrior notes: Team Obama rolled out “The Life of Julia: A look at how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime”, to much fanfare; and, not surprisingly to anyone not Team Obama, ridicule.. He then offers a a sharp critique by David Harsanyi at Human Events.

I would also like to note that in the “Life of Julia”, the services are listed as if Obama is President for Life. That thought is as scary to me, as being entombed alive is to most people (the picture I used for the above graphic comes from the campy classic, “Land of the Pharaohs”). As this is a story of a slave girl who thinks she has made good, but whose destiny in not all she intended, I will conclude with a snippet from this film:

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Dear Readers:  It looks like Romney has become the “presumptive nominee” and Tea Party types, PUMAs, independent conservatives, and all other civil-liberty embracing Americans are now gearing up for the general election campaign.  My feelings?  Well, I had the famous scene from “The Ten Commandments” in my head, in which the lovely Nefertari heralds Moses’ return from war with flowers and adoration from her balcony:

It seems that while Romney was giving his best, and highly presidential, speech to essentially kick-off the General Election, the Once was “slow jamming” and making a complete buffoon of himself and pissing on the dignity of the office. Obama — here is some Egyptological advice I am going to give to you for free: Pharaoh Akhenaten had himself, his wife, and his family made the sole focus of worship in his country. It didn’t work out well for him, and it isn’t going to work out well for you, either. It’s not too late to learn a little grace and humility.

Anyway, my title today is an homage to Michelle’s Mirror, and how it alters that preposition in its humorous descriptions of the First Couple’s antics. It’s also a reminder that when Romney says something along the lines of “Obama is a nice guy“, the BUTT that follows negates all the platitudes and Romney is tactically excoriating Team Obama for all its failures.

Hat-tip: Michelle's Mirror

Interestingly, Moonbattery reports that Michelle Obama was the “mastermind” behind the attack on Ann Romney. But, I digress.

Via KT Cat, I would like to comment a Secular Apostate post that details Obama’s most outstanding achievement: THE WORST ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN HISTORY. Secular Apostate notes the basis for this fiscal washout — uncertainty. In fact, it is so bad, the illegal aliens are leaving for better economic opportunities. Furthermore, the failures permeate downward: WC Varones shows that even a massive FDA/Agriculture Dept. bureaucracy cannot seem to prevent Mad Cow disease. Though, if Obama does achieve re-election, I may strive to get Mad Cow disease — it would be less painful.

Other Failures:

1) Americans have lost a great deal of their personal liberties. This from Charles Caesar — President Obama has just signed HR 347, Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, which makes Free Speech in the form of protesting near the Secret Service officially a felony. One year in jail should dissuade anyone from challenging the Secret Service’s new power to decide when First Amendment protections apply.

2) Americans are being harassed by Obama’s real “Civilian National Security Force” — aka, the TSA! Exhibit 631 – Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers after she hugged her grandmother while passing through security. Despite the fact our “War on Terror” is over, our 4 year olds are treated as terrorists. With my new metal hip, I really will have to give a great deal of thought before flying the friendly skies. Executives and employees of the airline industry should be concerned about the enormous loss of business the TSA is causing.

3) Race relations have gone to hell.

Hillary is 44 has another take on Romney’s campaign approach: THE NEW FAIR DEAL. As long as we get a new First Couple this November, it will be fair indeed.

For those of you on the anti-Romney train, I say this again (and will repeat myself, as needed, through the electy cycle): Given all the excrement I have listed above, if you wish to NOT vote or vote third party because of your ego or some sort of uncompromising principle, then have the gonads to pull the lever for Obama. It will be the same result, and I would respect you more.

I would also like to share an awesome post from NoOneofAnyImport, detailing her “Offend a Feminist Week” concept: In the midst of all this, here I am trying to prepare for Offend A Feminist week. And preparation I sorely need, for although I am female and therefore qualified in at least some respect to comment on All Things Feminine, my view of “feminism” as a field of sociological thought is about the same as my view of “psychiatry” as a field of medicine, which is to say I view them dimly and from as far away as possible, wearing my credulous face all the while.

I will really have to join her in a rant on this subject, soon.

A few videos to conclude this piece today. Lipstick Underground shares the viral “If I Wanted America to Fail” YouTube video. A must see, truly. And, the best way to conclude today’s Egypt-based opining is this oldie-but-goodie from the McCain campaign of 2008 — The One, featuring “The Ten Commandments”.

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Dear Readers:  As I haven’t done so recently, I thought I would do an Egypt update.  Here is today’s entry: Obama Regime Flips Congress The Bird, Will Resume $1.5 Billion In Military Aid For Muslim Brotherhood-Run Egypt.

The Obama administration intends to resume funding for Egypt’s military, despite congressional restrictions and objections from human rights and democracy advocates.

For months, the money for Egypt — more than $1.5 billion, with the bulk earmarked for the military — has been withheld amid that country’s crackdown on pro-democracy groups, including several U.S.-based organizations with close ties to political parties in Washington.

A law passed by Congress in December forbids funding unless the State Department certifies that Egypt is making progress on basic freedoms and human rights.

Is Congress going to do anything about this blatant power-grab? Is any member going to take action against this dictatorial tactic? Frankly, I have been utterly astonished at the degree to which both the Senate and the House have rolled over to accommodate the Once.

Also, what are the chances the above was not part of the deal that freed American student hostages recently?  That, my readers, is as sensible as Caligula’s foreign policy “War on Neptune”.!!!

It rather reminds me of a scene from one of my favorite TV series of all times, Masterpiece Theater’s “I, Claudius”.

It’s true again I have little experience of government. But then, have you more? I at least have lived with the imperial family who has ruled this empire ever since you so spinelessly handed it over to us. I’ve observed it working more closely than any of you. Is your experience better than that?

The only things our American Caligula has failed to do:

  • Marry his sister.
  • Kill rich Senators for money (may be an option, given the poor fundraising).
  • Appoint a horse to the Senate.

Of course, Obama might have done all these things…but with the White House making news outlets 404 stories, the reports may not be available.  However, it seems Obama has Caligula’s spending patterns down perfectly. And, like Caligula, Obama tolerates no dissent.

For the purposes of this discussion, a search of the terms “Obama” and “Caligula” produced this fairly entertaining video review, for those you interested in history:

Over at Legal Insurrection, Professor Jacobson is hosting a debate on whether Romney is a Galba or a Vespasian.

Out in the far left Provinces, there is continued financial chaos, as detailed in CalWhine: 99% of pension funds outperform CalPERS — but count on big bonuses nonetheless!

Interestingly, there was a wealth of other related posts and imagery comparing Obama to Caligula.  If you like such things, it is worth a look!  And, since many conservative and independent pundits are history geeks, I offer a news item a bit more uplifting and related to ancient Egypt:

New archaeological discovery at the Valley of the Kings – The tomb of Amun Re singer Ni Hms Bastet was discovered in the Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s West Bank

A deep burial well was found during a routine cleaning carried out by a Swiss archaeological mission on the path leading to King Tuthmosis III’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The well leads to a burial chamber filled with a treasured collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of State for Antiquities, said that further inside the chamber, excavators stumbled upon a wooden sarcophagus painted black and decorated with hieroglyphic texts, and a wooden stelae engraved with the names and different titles of the deceased.

Early studies carried out by the Swiss team revealed that the tomb dates back to the 22nd Dynasty (945-712 BC) and it belongs to the daughter of Amun Re, lecture priest in Karnak temples and also the singer of the God Amun Re.

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Dear Readers:  As we are fully in a WAR with the elites and statists, it is good to highlight the proper use of the Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” as it is used by citizen activists.  Today’s rule is #6.  Many of our best citizen pundits have been having fun using the new media, and the use of it to create graphic images and mocking tweets has really borne fruit.  That because it is so much fun, people are willing to take the time to do it an do it well.

A great example of this is in display on Instapundit:  MORE FUN WITH RUTHERFORD B. HAYES:

The basis for this fun, new imagery involving President Hayes is that Obama threw him under this bus in a speech yesterday.

Obama’s words were these: “Of course, we’ve heard this kind of thinking before. If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they must have been founding members of the Flat Earth Society. … There always have been folks who are the naysayers and don’t believe in the future, and don’t believe in trying to do things differently. One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone, ‘It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?’ That’s why he’s not on Mount Rushmore because he’s looking backwards. He’s not looking forwards. He’s explaining why we can’t do something, instead of why we can do something.”

The reality, which could have been ascertained by a quick fact check, is:

According to Ari Hoogenboom, who wrote the definite biography, “Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior and President,” Hayes entertained Thomas A. Edison at the White House. Edison demonstrated the phonograph for the president. “He was hardly hostile to new inventions,” Hoogenboom said.

Hayes, in fact, was such a technology buff that he installed the first telephone in the White House. A list of telephone subscribers published in the article “The Telephones Comes to Washington,” by Richard T. Loomis, shows that the White House was given the number “1.”

The White House phone initially was connected to the Treasury Department. Hoogenboom, in his book, writes that Hayes’s wife Lucy requested that a quartet sing on October 26, 1877, to inaugurate the service, but the concert abruptly ended because the powerful bass voice of one singer smashed “to atoms” the “sounding board of the telephone.”

The tweets have also been highly amusing:

This is so fun we can, and will, keep this up until November 6th. ROMMEL, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD. I read your book!

And for even more fun, at least for my fellow history geeks, check out Word Warrior’s military blog series on the era surrounding King Arthur’s England (he is on Part 2 today, so start now, so you don’t lag too far behind!)

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