Observations from the Cheap Seats

  • 1959 – Cuba – Fulgencio Batista, dictator, militarist led a corrupt and repressive regime.  An American puppet, but hardly a democrat.  Seeds of discontent disturb the Cuban countryside and soon the streets of Havana – America stands largely silent.  After a couple intermediate steps, who emerges from the rudderless revolution?  Fidel Castro – dictator, militarist, communist, who has led a corrupt and repressive regime for more than 50 years.  Sound familiar?  Lost amidst American media celebration that the ‘tyrant’ Mubarak has been shown the door in Cairo is the realization that America, Egypt and the world don’t know what comes next?  If America stays silent and on the sideline, we shouldn’t be surprised by what results and, understand, we may not like it.
  • So we have a Director of National Intelligence who says that the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ is now largely a secular organization?  Let me repeat – Obama’s Director of National Intelligence has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a secular, i.e. non-religious, organization.  The oxymorons in the last sentence shouldn’t be lost on anyone, and neither should the moron.
  • Saul Anuzis may want to run for the U.S. Senate from my great state of Michigan.  While Saul Anuzis would make a terrific United States Senator, he has a tremendous name ID issue here in Michigan.  He would do well to follow Rick Snyder’s early TV blitz in the Great Lake state in order to overcome that obvious deficiency.  You can hear the reprise now – “Saul Anuzis, One Tough Lithuanian.”
  • CPAC delegates would do well in their straw-polling to deviate from their strict liturgical approach to presidential preference.  Ron Paul?  Are you kidding me?  Now, there are clearly things which Representative Paul states that I agree with – perhaps, many.  But, he is not electable.  Period.  It is time that CPAC delegates realize that their discernment is two tiered – find 1) a conservative, and 2) make damn sure that he or she is electable.  For the second year in a row, CPAC has miserably failed in this cause.
  • It’s been a good long while since I’ve blogged – personal matters, etc. demanded my attention – but in case you didn’t know – Guantanamo, GITMO, the Caribbean Pokey . . . is still open.  One year, Mr. President?  One year, my arse.
  • Cheers, glad to be back.