Janet Napolitano is asked point blank if the terrorism by Steve Doocy on the May 3 edition of Fox and Friends:
Uh well it certainly is something that I would not rule out. The way it was carried out .....until we know the perpetrator...you don't know the derivation you don't know the intent......
When pressed again by Doocy about whether or not this is terroism she says
We do know if that if the explosions had been properly done and ignited that would've been quite a fireball in that particular area, it was not properly done, it was not effective, and one of the very significant things that occured here was that street vendors noticed this truck....
The Fox gang then changed the subject the Arizona illegal immigration debate before Napolitano could breakout her keys to dangle them in front of the camera like we're a bunch of infants.
Its not hard to understand Napolitano's reluctance to say the word "terrorism." She's part of an administration that has tried to rewrite, among other things, geo-political reality ever since it has taken office. As a result they have clearly opted to start referring to Muslims who want to maim and murder innocent people the world over as "violent extremists."
I can't read Obama's mind, because I'm just not brave enough to explore the bottomless pit of liberal intellect, but I can hazard a guess that he thinks if he doesn't call them what they have been known as they'll cease to be that very thing he knows we think we know them to be. So if only we did less knowing and more thinking we wouldn't know what to think and they'll think we now know better and they'll know to think better of us too. Then we can live in a world where "know thy enemy" is changed via hope to "no thy enemy," leaving our diplomats to begin tackling the phenomenon known as "frenemies."
I think that clears it up.
We have yet to actually learn much of anything about this Faisal Shahzad character, but his common denominator with the the rest of the terrorism species could not be more obvious....unless you suffer an affliction known as "electedpoliticianitis"....
“If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that, somebody who’s homegrown, maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something, it could be anything...”
If I had to live in New York City with this guy as my mayor I would move right away to somewhere safer....
Look, I sympathize with Obama, terrorism is vewy scawy...and its unpredictable and maybe someone should've leveled with him when he was a very little kid that hiding your face when adults approach you doesn't mean they can't see you.
By continuing to insist on taking a softened stance against this clear and present evil in the world we not only embolden it, but we make ourselves completely vulnerable to its attempts to destroy us. Reducing radical Islamic terrorists to the label of "violent extremism" makes who these people are and what they do more ambiguous than the masculinity of a certain person below, and for their protection I wont say who...
I don't know what is more frightening....that we are now in the throes of a modern day appeasement movement, or that even though it has been clearly identified we wont make it to the next election to displace it.
You can see the Fox and Friends video here, Napolitano's response in question starts at around 1:40.Add a comment
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Nancy Pelosi recently graced the cover of a some socialite rag titled Capitol File. There is something glaring about the cover that kind of goes without saying...so I'm not going to say it (you'll figure it out from my captions). Rollover the numbers to see my captions and add your two cents in the comments.
A few days ago Obama issued a message tomobilize the troops for 2010.
You can seethe video in its entirety here if you're an insomniac...or you can save yourself the trouble since I cut to the chase below:
"It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African Americans, Latinos and women, who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again." "If you help us do that -- if you help us make sure that first-time voters in 2008 make their voices heard again in November -- then together we will deliver on the promise of change and hope and prosperity for generations to come."
You see, Obama had a one-night stand with certain voters back in '08, and at the end of it he said "I'll call you." He kept his promise...its a call to action.
Man oh man, I can see the campaign pamphlets now...
Sure, this response is a bit hyperbolic, but the brazen nature of such hyperbole pales in comparison to a sitting president's appeal to minorities to flip on their Obamaton switch in what is supposed to be some sort of "post-racial presidency."
To be sure, the demographics he mentions did indeed "power" his victory, but the teleprompter forgot to let him know that such a strategy for a Democratic victory is a glass that is half empty.
The other half, being all the independents and Republicans that chose to give him a shot (and those who sat on their hands and refused to be a de facto vote for McCain) and are now suffering buyers remorse, is the half of the equation he poured out into the gutter the moment he decided to govern less like the center-left guy he painted himself to be and more like Howard Dean on crazy pills.
I will say this, at least the Democrats don't dance around the fact that they hold the minority vote with an iron fist.
I would love see what might happen if a Republican would say anything remotely close to what Obama said, but for "their people"....Whoever the hell that is supposed to be.
They wouldn't do it, because racists concern and obsess themselves with race.
Besides, if they did the liberals and the media would have to invent new bigot-tarring "ism's" to satiate the need to devour their "racist" right-wing carcass in the court of public opinion.Add a comment
I'm the son of an immigrant. My dad and his family had very little when they came to North America, but the navigated the system and became American citizens...more importantly than that he AND my grandparents became American.
What kind of twilight zone did we enter where it was controversial to criminalize illegal immigration?
Thats what Arizona just did, and you would think if you listen to liberals that the state just turned into some kind of conservative San Francisco. Requiring strangers in this land to identify themselves (this doesn't mean they are not welcome...to the contrary) used to be part of the American way.
Now media like CNN are trying to claim the state is now polarized as if some racist fringe thrust this on the population like it was ObamaCare. Meanwhile Rassmussen finds 70% of likely voters favor the bill.
If Republicans controlled 70% of congress right now...they would repeal Obamacare, watch Obama use his veto pen for something other than sketching new ways he can work his logo to the most innocuous of wrds...and then they would vaporize his veto.
But at CNN 70% favorability of opposing illegal immigration is "polarizing." This can only mean that Nobel prize winning mathematicians work at CNN.
This of course is contrasted with the the totally peaceful Tea Party, who don't even lay a finger on Nancy Pelosi while she rubs the impending passage of ObamaCare in their faces, and yet earn the title of Timothy McVeigh Jr. from the likes of Bill Clinton
A lot has been said about the Tea Party taking similar tones, and just about none of it is provable. However, we do know that liberals via websites like crashtheparty.org have set out to pose as Tea Party members holding misspelled signs and engaging in bad behavior to make them look like the thugs in Arizona.
I've been witnessing these kind of shenanigans since I started paying attention to politics as a teenager, yet the audacity with which the liberal leaning news media tries to just flat out rewrite reality never ceases to amaze me.Add a comment
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in The Looking Spoon. This month marks one year since I launched the blog in its present form. (It used to be on Blogger before I decided to host it myself, see the posts from the 2008 archive, I warn you though my current work is a lot better)
I do this because I’m passionate about what is happening in this world, and I like to make people laugh. It really is that simple.
I also got tired of hearing how conservatives have no sense of humor and they don’t know how to be funny. I hope you all have found that The Looking Spoon puts truth to that lie.
In the process of doing this I’ve found that not only does The Looking Spoon shed light on conservative humor, but there are others out there who do just as good, if not better, job at making us laugh at liberals. If you want to see them check out The List.
Every month I continue to be amazed at the growth of traffic the site gets, and I hope the second year will be just as successful as the first. Thank you for taking time out of your busy days to pay attention to what this blog has to say. Your support here and on the social networks truly keeps me motivated to keep trying and going after full-time work and other family and life obligations.
Now that I'm done with the mushy stuff its back to work.
I know I'm not the first to come up with this idea....but lets have some fun with captions and liberals! Leave a comment below as to what you think is going on here. I did my own take on what they may have been saying, which you can see by rolling over the numbers below (preferably in order).