Thanks for the link. I lost count of how many times Obama said "I" and "Me" during that disingenuous speech he gave today. "Blah, blah, blah" is right.
hey nice to see your back up and running.
TCL,I read a little of Obama's AIPAC speech. He made a huge deal about how some people are painting him as not a good ally of Israel. Blah, blah, blah.This video that I found at your site is a good counterpoint to The One's blabbing today.
As a general rule of rhetoric it's always a good idea to avoid using I, me, my, and mine as much as possible.I still prefer to use the editorial "we" when referring to myself in a formal context. Just as all of us should take pains always to avoid even the appearance of evil, so should we avoid the appearance of conceit or narcissistic self-absorption.One betrays vanity, egotism -- even a tendency towards outright megalomania -- when making frequent and undue references to Self. It shows bad taste, bad form and poor breeding.I wonder if any in the generations under fifty are even aware of this once-standard rule of thumb? ~ FreeThinke
Interesting video. Also I gag at how Liberal agents start sentences that are lies with 'everyone knows ...' As if saying everyone knows makes what follows true. As in "Everyone knows that Obama supports Israel.... Everyone knows that drilling won't bring down gas prices .....Everyone knows that....DebbieRight Truthhttp://www.righttruth.typepad.com
This should open some leftest eyes!
You may consider that video stolen for a later post. . .BZ
Although Obama keeps talking out of both sides of his mouth, political expediency will force him to support Israel. Thank goodness wee don't have to rely on his moral under pinning.
BZ,Steal away!Get the word out!
WHAT a sobering video!!! It is a crime that Obama can get away with all of this with a complicit MSM!
Obama says "I, I" so much, you'd think he was a sailor.
Today, Obama's saying he's "Got Israel's back"....and I kept help thinking "ya, and you've got its arm twisted and pinned up against its back".WHat a lying hypocrite.And you're all correct; I wonder if any of us could fill one hand with the times Bush said "I"? I doubt it. BIG difference in mentality, isn't it.
Excellent documentary!My post here, http://newsbleat.com/2012/03/05/obamas-loyalties/, explains what Obama's plan of action is and why he's doing it. Linked back to this post.
Tell me honestly, if it weren't for the biblical prophecy regarding the role Israel's role is supped to play when the Eschaton arrives, would any of us care so VERY much about the fate of The Jewish State?There are so very many hundreds of millions of innocent people living in pockets of unimaginable poverty -- starving, bleeding, suffering with dread diseases, dying from exposure, subjected to brutal tyranny, trapped in the storms of war ALL OVER THE WORLD -- it has always seemed frankly BIZARRE and even UNSEEMLY that so very, very, VERY much attention is given to the plight of The Jewish State.I'm sorry to have to say it, but it DOES feel -- to me at least -- as though somehow all those "other" people don't REALLY matter -- don't even COUNT.That doesn't seem right to me. In fact there's a CRAZINESS about it that bothers me a great deal -- probably a lot more than it should.~ FreeThinke
FT,Can't say that I agree with you.Theology aside, Israel is an island of sanity in a sea of craziness in the Middle East.Anyway, the point of my posting this video is to highlight Obama's double-speak.BTW, I don't post very often about Israel. Readers here shouldn't interpret the paucity of such posts here to any particular agenda.I've never said or implied that all those "other" people don't REALLY matter -- don't even COUNT.
I've never said or implied that all those "other" people don't REALLY matter -- don't even COUNT.I never meant to imply that you did, AOW, nor do I mean to disparage Israel. I was talking about a general "aura" that surrounds the subject not singling out anyone in particular for criticism.Nevertheless, I do think Israel receives emphasis, financial support, and is accorded unique privileges that are way out of proportion to the attention and aid we give to people and places in far worse straits.I see Israel as tremendously strong and more than capable of looking after herself. I don't think she needs much help from us -- and I'll be darned if I can tell what we get in return for the solid support we've given over the past sixty-four years.I'd be happy to learn more about it. Every day i realize more and more that there is SO much I just don't know ANYTHING about.~ FreeThinke
FT,I see Israel as tremendously strong and more than capable of looking after herself.Agreed.However, in my view, one reason that Islamomaniacs don't open full-out war against Israel is the fact the the United States has so overtly supported Israel.At the moment, various Islamic nations sense Obama's waffling about support of Israel. I can't imagine that full-out war isn't going to break out in the Middle East.Furthermore, if we intervene in Syria, that war may upon the world very quickly, and I can't imagine that such a war will remain regional. Iran will not idly sit by if we intervene. Not that al-Assad doesn't deserve the worst. Look what he's doing! Also in my view, the West's intervention and meddling in the Middle Eastern Islamic nations has been fraught with such problems that I remember the cautionary words of George Washington, something like "Beware of foreign entanglements." We are caught up in a web of foreign entanglements all over the world, and I see no viable way out. **sigh**
Well, it looks to me like we've dissipated our strength by spreading ourselves too thin, AOW. We've spent all our money trying to take care of the poor, the disenfranchised, the handicapped, the "victimized minorities" who seem to proliferate like jack rabbits -- The Contraceptive-Deprived being the latest manifestation. Then we try to protect and direct the internal affairs of myriad other countries, and wind up being criticized and despised for it.Meanwhile, after bilking our productive sector to pay for all this, we're finding ourselves, exhausted, depleted, friendless, and increasingly cynical behind-the-eight ball.We've forgotten that "Charity Begins at Home." It was all right when we welcomed "the wretched refuse of the teeming shore"s of other lands to come through The Golden Door and CONTRIBUTE to the development of these United States, but we took a huge wrong turn when we turned ourselves into a kind of International Cafeteria serving Take-Out-for-Free to all the wretched of the earth -- as though it were OUR responsibility to provide for their welfare.Sorry, but I say "NUTS!" ;-)This is your busy day, isn't it? Do stay well, and do what's necessary to preserve your strength.~ FT
FT,Yes, Tuesday is one of my busy days -- as is Thursday.[We] wind up being criticized and despised for it.Meanwhile, after bilking our productive sector to pay for all this, we're finding ourselves, exhausted, depleted, friendless, and increasingly cynical behind-the-eight ball.[...]we took a huge wrong turn when we turned ourselves into a kind of International Cafeteria serving Take-Out-for-Free to all the wretched of the earth -- as though it were OUR responsibility to provide for their welfare.I refer to that "syndrome" as "The Rich Uncle Syndrome." The "rich uncle" can never do enough to satisfy his poor relatives -- even to the point that the "rich uncle" is himself impoverished. The "rich uncle" is hated by all -- by those he tried to help and by his own offspring.
Liberalmann if that is the extent of your intellectual power you are free to seek your entertainment somewhere else. Maybe a comic book is more your speed...
Is it not an electronic possibility to BLOCK worthless commentary one the source has been identified?If so, I highly recommend it.~ FT
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