Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Russia Did Not Get the Memo

I do not know how many people have seen the video clip from the Obama Russia visit in which man after man refuses to shake his hand moving on to enthusiastically shake the hand of the Russian president 

  • The "Mainstream Media" obviously buried it and that is a disgrace. Imagine if this had been President Bush. Do you really believe the media would have overlooked it? Not a chance.

    But I do have to say that after my initial shock and thoughts of how typical this is of the MSM, I was hit with a few other surprising reactions.

    1) I thought how childish and blatantly disrespectful of the Russians. They are acting like grade school children playing a cruel joke on one they do not like and wish to humiliate.

    2) Regardless of what I may think of his policies and character, he is still my president and when he is disrespected we all are disrespected.

    3) As a black person growing up in the 50s and 60s, I could not but bristle with anger at the appearance of racism.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lessons From Die Hard- Where's John McClain?

  • In 1988 Bruce Willis stormed on the scene as Officer John McClain in the first of the highly successful Die Hard Movies. While the others were mostly good, as is so often the case the first installment took us all by surprise and is hard to beat.

    No, I am not turning movie critic but I recently had a startling revelation regarding the Obama administration and their posse that fits so well with this analogy, I surprised myself.

    Let’s go back and look at the story. A group of terrorists took control of the Nakatomi Bank building. They gave every impression that they were intent on causing a terror incident, and some of them even had prior terrorist credentials and ties. While the local police have no clue as to what is going on, the FBI thinks they do. They are convinced that they are dealing with a terrorist situation. But they are wrong.