Monday, April 16, 2012

I told you so, new heart, new energy. This coming from Dick Cheney is a complement and endorsement to President Obama.

How are things at the World Court, Dick?

As only Bill Cosby can. Sisyphus was a king that continually pushed an immense boulder up a hill only to have it roll back down.

"I'm disappointed at people  (click title to entry - thank you) who don't look at the woes and the trouble given to this man,” Cosby told CNN’s Candy Crowley, referring to allies on the left who have complained about the administration. “People blatantly speaking out against his color, wasting time, starting up new stories about whether or not he was born here, saying things that they can't prove.”
The actor and comedian said he feels sometimes that opponents want to make Obama’s job like “the one that Sisyphus had.”...

Sysyphus is actually the story of the American Middle Class under Republican Leadership. We push a boulder up the hill to ACHIEVE a better quality of life only to have the Republicans roll it back down.

War is over in Afghanistan. Taliban show of strength or they ran out of ammunition.

Spring Offensive. Maybe demonstrations might work better.

Spring Offensive. Does that mean winter hibernation is over? It happens once year? Why spring? Simply because the uniform requirement is cheaper? Is there a name for this species of Taliban?

If this is an annual event every Spring then I strongly suggest the Afghan military go into their lair in the winter while they are stationary, secluded and without winter boots so they can be captured and caged before Spring time. It is the only way to avoid an invasion of animals when the weather permits aggressive mating rituals.

This sort of behavior is noted in other animals, such as the Lion. A pride of lions can be well cared for within its own dynamics, but, males will invade and attempt to kill other males to gain dominance. So this isn't knew, but, I think there needs to be a change in the way it is handled. Humans can usually identify the animals that seek to kill and thwart their approach. Then once they are captured and caged, they won't be organizing any more attacks on prisons. The Most Wanted List is accurate! 

KABUL, Afghanistan and NEW DELHI, India -- Fighting ended (click title to entry - thank you) Monday morning some 18 hours after the Taliban launched a coordinated attack on Western embassies, NATO headquarters and Afghan government facilities in the capital Kabul and three eastern provinces.
The attacks, marked by extensive gunfire, explosions and rocket attacks and among the most serious to hit the capital since the Taliban was driven from power in 2001, saw eight Afghan security personnel and three civilians killed, Interior Minister Besmillah Mohammadi said Monday.
Afghan officials also added that at least 36 insurgents were killed and more than a dozen wounded or captured.
Soon after daybreak Monday, security forces managed to flush out insurgents holed up near embassies in Kabul’s heavily guarded Akbar Khan diplomatic neighborhood. The Taliban has taken credit for the protracted assault and says it is part of a "spring offensive."...

This has been typical of the "Etch-a-Sketch" campaign of Romney. They cherry pick all their campaign focus.

I'll so far as to say the period Romney claims is a war on women occurred because women were replaced by men now in the marketplace. That validates the fact women are still struggling to achieve status in the USA marketplace. If women were unemployed in greater numbers than men at any point in USA history, it is because men were available and preferred over women as employees. And the Republicans only make that worse by removing choices in birth control to women. It is easy for Romney to 'pick and choose' facts to suit attacks on opponents, but, it is difficult for him to run on 'his entire picture' of polices and history in government.

...Gary Steinberg, (click title to entry - thank you) a spokesman for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, told Politifact in an email  that "between January 2009 and March 2012 men lost 57,000 jobs, while women lost 683,000 jobs. This is the reverse of the recession period of December 2007-June 2009 (with an overlap of six months) which saw men lose 5,355,000 jobs and women lose 2,124,000 jobs."

If the Romney campaign had begun its calculation in 2007, Politifact noted, women would have accounted for less than 40% of the total jobs lost....