Our schizophrenic reaction to this latest crisis includes changing the terminology - something libs and others who want to dismantle the culture are good at, because changing the language takes people away from their philosophical foundations. In the case of the current disease, it's no longer "swine" flu (maybe they didn't want to turn off potential pig voters), it's now officially referred to as "H1N1" flu. Yeah, that just rolls off the tongue.
Not a 'glass' act. A few weeks ago I noted that the "Freedom Tower" proposed to replace the World Trade Center had been renamed One World Trade Center, and that the Chinese had purchased space on several floors. Now there is sarcastic speculation that the building might as well be renamed the "Made in China" Tower, with the awarding of a contract to a Chinese company for special blast-resistant glass for the bottom 20 stories. Partly because the Chinese safety glass is considered to be inferior to a special glass made right in Pennsylvania, there is growing discontent as even more government money goes overseas, to a country actively trying to damage and weaken us.
Plane terror. Speaking of the World Trade Center, did you happen to catch the flyover of Air Force One and an F-16 in New York City? If it weren't for that little episode on September 11, 2001, it might have been a curious pause in an otherwise humdrum day. But the stunt (and it was, literally) by our own government panicked New Yorkers as they saw the behemoth flying at what appeared to be building height. The feds did tell NYPD but no one was allowed to let the rest of the city know, including Mayor Blumberg. Afterward Obama feigned surprise and anger, claiming he didn't know anything about this flight, but it's his plane! What are the odds someone is just going to take it out for a spin and he wouldn't know about it?
Rush Limbaugh noted that the hated George Bush kept us safe for seven years, and within 4 months the great Obama has, among other notables, reintroduced New Yorkers to sheer terror. This new government of change is certainly doing that; it is changing everything we thought held some semblance of social order and security for us - economically, socially, militarily, diplomatically...what's next? Or dare we even ask?
The interviews are the real torture. The Obama malAdministration and their media hacks are continuing to keep public attention on the "CIA tortures" which helped foil several al Qaeda attacks, including one on a Los Angeles skyscraper. I think this is another attempt to keep attention diverted from dark deeds being plotted by the democrats, but that's just my take on it. Still, there are some very sharp people willing to debate the lies with truth, including Liz Cheney, who ably defended her father from MSNBC's Nora O'Donnell's spurious allegations.
From elephant to jackass. PA Senator Arlen Specter announced that he will switch to the Democrat party in the next election. It's really not much of a loss, since Specter so often sides with them instead of his own party (and principle isn't in play here). Still, it moves the democrats into a dangerous supermajority, which is a real concern if you want to actually protect the country.
On becoming a Benedict Arlen, the 79-year-old senator said it was because, "I am unwilling to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate." In plain English, his political future is more important to him than his duty to those Republicans who have elected him for nearly three decades, and America in general. Specter just became the poster boy for the difference between a statesman and a shill. And there's no guarantee he'll even swing the democrat primary. This all begs the question, why didn't he just retire? Term limits, anyone?
Since his campaign began, Obama has been hyped, publicized and promoted more than any other president, ever. His face has been photographed, digitized, embossed and emblazoned on posters, billboards and virtually every news venue. If you've ever read George Orwell's prophetic novel '1984', you'll recall that the image of the evil dictator, Big Brother, was plastered everywhere, on the TV, in the periodicals, and on billboards and walls (much like Saddam Hussein's pictures and statues. I think the biggest challenge our president faces may be the competition from his own ego. I seem to recall some ancient book or other citing something about "pride goeth before the fall". But hey, who pays any attention to old books, anyway.