September 29, 2009
Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right
Good Lord. Is there a full moon tonight?
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.
All right, moron. I won't call it unrealistic. How does batsh*t crazy strike you? But wait! Ooh! A half-hearted attempt to pretend he isn't saying something reckless and monumentally stupid:
America isn't the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn't mean it wont [sic] Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it.
Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a "family intervention," with some form of limited, shared responsibility?
Wow. Let me marinate - for just a moment - in the frothing idiocy.
In order to protect the Constitution, those who've sworn an oath to protect it with their lives are going to... Oooh! Oh! Let me guess! ... betray the Constitution!
Hmmm... what could possibly go wrong?
On the other hand, if you can ignore the deafening cognitive dissonance for a moment it's possible to espy a positively Keller-esque symmetry lurking in there somewhere:
According to the Theory of the Unitary Editor, whenever a Times reporter is given unauthorized classified information, Bill Keller's editorial conscience allows him to unilaterally declassify national secrets, bypass Congress, and violate the law in the interest of keeping the nation safe from a popularly elected President who he fears may be bypassing Congress and breaking the law.
Lest you begin to feel sorry for the Left, wade into the comments section and savor the paranoia and mouth frothing hate.
These people deserve each other. And sadly, America deserves better.
Far better. Get a grip, people.
Go take your dog for a walk. Have sex with your wife. Hell, while you're at it, have sex with the dog. But whatever you do, step away from the keyboard.
Maybe you'll find your common sense. But if you can't stop yourselves from fulminating, please do it quietly. You're embarrassing those of us who still remember a time when sanity was something we took for granted in this country.
Posted by Cassandra at September 29, 2009 09:16 PM
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This wins Comment of the Week:
"We could loose our country over this."
Indeed. You can't fix stupid.
Posted by: AssClowns Anonymous at September 29, 2009 09:43 PM
It's such a big place too. How could we misplace it?
File this one under "paranoia means never having to say you make sense."
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at September 29, 2009 11:32 PM
Dr. Strangelove is alive and well. The ultra Left has its idea of the military - that is, a bunch of mindless robots. Sure, some General officer walks in, tells his staff for an OPS plan to overthrow the government, and they all hop to it. The plan gets the OK, and the unit gets ready to mobilize. Still, nobody drops a dime.
The unit doing the mobilizing better be located, because well, if they have to travel any distance they might actually be seen by, say, tens of millions of people. Nobody, of course, is going to say, hey, why is half the U.S. Army driving cross country? Somehow, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs might hear about it, and do a quick reread of the Constitution before deciding what he might do.
Could it be done? Sure. Will it be done? No way. We have the corrective system in the world - free elections!
Posted by: RIslander at September 29, 2009 11:38 PM
You know, more and more the Internet reminds me of a giant toddler pitching a fit.
The only thing you can do is laugh at these folks. The military hated Clinton's guts - with a passion. In 30 years of military life that was the ONLY time I've experienced pervasive heavy handed attempts to censor speech. Many folks retired rather than serve under him. Even civilian spouses were told we couldn't criticize the President! We got chewed out for telling JOKES. And yet there was no talk of mutiny.
Adults don't talk about locking American citizens up for disagreeing with the policies of the President of the United States. Can you imagine how they would have reacted if all the whack jobs who talked about insurrection and assassinating Bush had been rounded up? But hey, now that it's Republicans we're talking about, we'll just ignore the laws. The talk of "sedition" is truly, deeply funny on a tragic level. Where, O where are all those lofty Thos. Jefferson quotes now?
Heh. Unbelievable. Panic is an ugly thing.
When you let the whack jobs rile you that much, you have to wonder whether you haven't perhaps lost your sense of perspective? Like any of these folks have EVER thought Newsmax was a credible source :p
But if some whacko at Newsmax confirms their hatred... all of sudden he's a credible source. Incroyable.
Posted by: Cassandra at September 29, 2009 11:49 PM
Cassandra, in the name of all that is holy, please, do not remind me of the Clinton years! For those of us in uniform, at the time, he soared with Carter.
Posted by: RIslander at September 29, 2009 11:59 PM
Funny thing... just yesterday I wrote:
"I'm ready to live with President Biden, anytime. The problem is, as Cass put it ably, that many Americans identify with Obama. His death or incapacity would be a tremendous blow. As a result, those of us who care about the stability of the Republic have to support him -- at least, as far as avoiding death or insanity -- for the time being."
I have a feeling that "serious people" -- as Fareed Zakaria put it -- are more concerned about keeping this bunch from imploding, than they are with removing them. What happens if they do?
Posted by: Grim at September 30, 2009 12:32 AM
"Lest you begin to feel sorry for the Left, wade into the comments section and savor the paranoia and mouth frothing hate."
If nothing else, it's entertaining.
"These people deserve each other. And sadly, America deserves better."
Agreed...but what to do?
Posted by: camojack at September 30, 2009 01:25 AM
Newsmax's editors are a bunch of maroons for publishing such a load of poo.
The extent of my ill will toward Obama is a wish that he suffer defeat in the 2012 election, and suffer chronic laryngitis from now through January 2013.
Posted by: Alo Konsen at September 30, 2009 01:38 AM
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort...
Someone needs a glass of warm milk and a blankie.
And maybe a nice class on the Constitution...
Posted by: BillT at September 30, 2009 01:49 AM
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility
Well, technically, going from 0 to 1x10^-256425675015637562 is an increase.
Posted by: Dr. Sheldon Cooper at September 30, 2009 10:52 AM
I wanna glass of warm milk AND COOKIES, and a blankie!!
It is my Constitutional right to have cookies with my warm milk. The Interstate Commerce clause covers that, as well as the 14th amendment.
Isn't that the standard response?
Posted by: Don Brouhaha, with cookies at September 30, 2009 01:02 PM
AND IF I DON'T GET MY COOKIES RIGHT NOW, I'M FOMENTING A MILITARY COUP!!!!
Posted by: Generalissima Cassandrovna at September 30, 2009 01:12 PM
While you're at it, would you mind asking that Lawn Chica if she could drop over to coup de grass?
I'm waiting for a starter relay for the tractor to arrive and meanwhile one of the tractor tires went flat. Must have been from all the excitement.
It's an old tractor. Yeah, I suppose it's an age thing...
Posted by: bt_hang-em-high_hun at September 30, 2009 01:23 PM
I'M FOMENTING A MILITARY COUP!!!!
Use plenty of sugar, but only a little yeast, and make sure the cap is loose or it'll make a mess when the jar blows up.
It should be drinkable in three weeks, but don't forget to strain it through a *clean* T-shirt...
Posted by: BillT at September 30, 2009 02:56 PM
Under "What if" - a SF short story involves a "war of the worlds" style invasion where the president doesn't follow a general's advice - and an invasion ship breaks free. When the president refuses to use nukes, the general shoots the president, and turns to the VP for orders.
Short of such an obvious existential threat to the country and possibly the world, or a president blatantly violating the constitution with actions like shooting protestors, etc., I can't imagine the military doing more than dragging it's feet in following orders - even if protecting the country and constitution are a higher priority than following orders per se - we take our oaths seriously, and DON'T want to see a so-called civil war.
Posted by: Darius at September 30, 2009 06:14 PM
That's fermenting, ya big lug :p
Posted by: *hic!* at September 30, 2009 09:21 PM
Oh. I thought you were trying out your Cajun accent.
Posted by: BillT at October 1, 2009 05:16 AM