I can’t win

Posted on September 29, 2011. Filed under: Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , |

When Obama ran for the Presidency, the claim was that if you didn’t vote for him it was because he was black which made you a racist.  So I didn’t vote for Obama because I didn’t care for what he said he was going to do, but according to the liberals I’m a racist.

Now, Herman Cain comes on the scene and frankly I like what he says.  But because he is a black Republican, if I support him I’m a racist.

What?

If I oppose one black man for President I’m a racist; and if I support another black man I’m a racist.

Now what got me going on this was a comment by Janeane Garofalo: 

“People like Karl Rove liked to keep the racism very covert. And so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity say you can say ‘Look, this is not a racist, anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look we have a black man.'” 

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/29/janeane_garofalo_racist_republicans_support_herman_cain.htm

What ever happened to the concept of supporting and voting for the individual that has the best ideas?  

UPDATE:   In recent years I have repeatedly heard that only whites can be racist, that blacks are never racist.  But now (black) Democrat strategist Cornell Belcher has said that Herman Cain is a . . . (drumroll) . . . racist.  So now we’ve got a black Democrat calling a black Republican a racist.  I’m getting more confused by the minute.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/30/cornell_belcher_cains_brainwashed_remark_was_a_racist_bigoted_statement.html

 

That’s my 2 cents.

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Update: Hawaii Governor on Obama’s Birth Certificate

Posted on January 21, 2011. Filed under: Life | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In a nutshell, the Governor says the birth certificate exists but he can’t prove it.  Huh? 

In this article he states that he knew Obama’s parents and was here when he was born, and “Anybody who wants to ask a question honestly could have had their answer already.”  Well, people are asking but would like a little more than assurances from a friend of the family.  A tangable document would go a long way for a lot of people.  (Granted, at this point there would probably be many who would doubt the validity of any document you might produce.)

The article is posted in its entirety below:

Hawaii governor claims record of Obama’s birth ‘exists in archives’ but can’t produce the vital document

By Daily Mail Reporter

Pressure was mounting on Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today amid increasing confusion over whether President Obama was born there.

Abercrombie said on Tuesday that an investigation had unearthed papers proving Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.

He told Honolulu’s Star-Advertiser: ‘It actually exists in the archives, written down,’ he said.

But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama’s birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate.

And in the same interview Abercrombie suggested that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.

He said efforts were still being made to track down definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii.

Abercrombie was asked: ‘You stirred up quite a controversy with your comments regarding birthers and your plan to release more information regarding President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. How is that coming?’

He acknowledged the birth certificate issue would  have ‘political implications’ for the next presidential election ‘that we simply cannot have’.

‘It’s a matter of principle with me,’ the 72-year-old said. ‘I knew his mum and dad. I was here when he was born. Anybody who wants to ask a question honestly could have had their answer already.’

Birthers insist Obama, born in 1961, is not eligible to be commander in chief. The reasons often vary, and have changed and expanded in the two years since the Internet rumour began.

Some believe his Certification of Live Birth is fake and he was really born in Kenya. Others argue that Obama is a citizen of the United Kingdom or Indonesia. Most theories have been dismissed by many in public office and the media, and have been found to be misleading or generally untrue.

However, the conspiracy theories still thrive, and according to Abercrombie, are likely to continue despite whatever evidence that shows him to be a proper U.S. citizen.

‘You’re not going to convince those people because they have a political agenda, or they have minds that go in that kind of direction,’ he told CNN. ‘Conspiratorial theorists are never going to be satisfied. This has gone into another area of political attack.’

And he again promised he would do ‘what I can do’ to publicly verify that records show Obama was born in Hawaii and is a citizen of the United States, making him eligible to be President.

 The Governor vowed when he took office in December that he would do his best to end the debate over Obama’s birth, which began in 2008 during the presidential campaign.

‘We’ll do what we can as quickly as we can to make it inevitable that only those who wish the President ill, only the ones with a political agenda, will be the ones doing this kind of thing,’ he said at the time. ‘The President is entitled to the respect of his office and he’s entitled to have his mother and father respected.’

During that interview, Abercrombie said his goal to combat birthers was a personal one.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1348916/Hawaii-governor-says-Obamas-birth-record-exists-produce-it.html#ixzz1BgnPbTmU

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Hawaii governor can’t find Obama birth certificate

Posted on January 18, 2011. Filed under: Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

How sad that someone in a position of authority, (the Governor of Hawaii), who is attempting to put the question of Obama’s birth to rest is only stirring up more controversy and questions.  He can’t find it.

The article is from wnd.com and is posted in its entirety below.

Posted: January 18, 2011
8:05 pm Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2011 WorldNetDaily


Neil Abercrombie

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.

Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiser he was searching within the Hawaii Department of Health to find definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii, because the continuing eligibility controversy could hurt the president’s chances of re-election in 2012.

Donalyn Dela Cruz, Abercrombie’s spokeswoman in Honolulu, ignored again yesterday another in a series of repeated requests made by WND for an interview with the governor.

Toward the end of the interview, the newspaper asked Abercrombie: “You stirred up quite a controversy with your comments regarding birthers and your plan to release more information regarding President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. How is that coming?”

In his response, Abercrombie acknowledged the birth certificate issue will have “political implications” for the next presidential election “that we simply cannot have.”

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Suggesting he was still intent on producing more birth records on Obama from the Hawaii Department of Health vital records vault, Abercrombie told the newspaper there was a recording of the Obama birth in the state archives that he wants to make public.

Abercrombie did not report to the newspaper that he or the Hawaii Department of Health had found Obama’s long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate. The governor only suggested his investigations to date had identified an unspecified listing or notation of Obama’s birth that someone had made in the state archives.

“It was actually written, I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down,” Abercrombie said.

For seemingly the first time, Abercrombie frankly acknowledge that presidential politics motivated his search for Obama birth records, implying that failure to resolve the questions that remain unanswered about the president’s birth and early life may damage his chance for re-election.

“If there is a political agenda (regarding Obama’s birth certificate), then there is nothing I can do about that, nor can the president,” he said.

So far, the only birth document available on Obama is a Hawaii Certification of Live Birth that first appeared on the Internet during the 2008 presidential campaign. It was posted by two purportedly independent websites that have displayed a strong partisan bias for Obama – Snopes.com released the COLB in June 2008, and FactCheck.org published photographs of the document in August 2008.

WND previously reported the Hawaii Department of Health has refused to authenticate the COLB posted on the Internet by Snopes.com and FactCheck.org.

WND has reported that in 1961, Obama’s grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, could have made an in-person report of a Hawaii birth even if the infant Barack Obama Jr. had been foreign-born.

Similarly, the newspaper announcements of Obama’s birth do not prove he was born in Hawaii, since they could have been triggered by the grandparents registering the birth as Hawaiian, even if the baby was born elsewhere.

Moreover, WND has documented that the address reported in the newspaper birth announcements was the home of the grandparents.

WND also has reported that Barack Obama Sr. maintained his own separate apartment in Honolulu, even after he was supposedly married to Ann Dunham, Barack Obama’s mother, and that Dunham left Hawaii within three weeks of the baby’s birth to attend the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dunham did not return to Hawaii until after Barack Obama Sr. left Hawaii in June 1962 to attend graduate school at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Conceivably, the yet undisclosed birth record in the state archives that Abercrombie has discovered may have come from the grandparents registering Obama’s birth, an event that would have triggered both the newspaper birth announcements and availability of a Certification of Live Birth, even if no long-form birth certificate existed.

WND has also reported that Tim Adams, a former senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008, has maintained that there is no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate on file with the Hawaii Department of Health and that neither Honolulu hospital – Queens Medical Center or Kapiolani Medical Center – has any record that Obama was born there.

Read more: Hawaii governor can’t find Obama birth certificate http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=252833#ixzz1BS2oEYfr

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Dr. Seuss

Posted on August 19, 2010. Filed under: Government, Life, Political Science, Politics | Tags: , , , , , |

(I received this in an e-mail so I claim no credit, but my congratulations to whomever created this.)

I do not like this Uncle Sam,
I do not like his health care scam. I do not like these dirty crooks,
or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this speaker Nan ,
I do not like this ‘YES, WE CAN’.
I do not like this spending spree—
I’m smart, I know that nothing’s free.
I do not like their smug replies,
when I complain about their lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it. Nope, nope, nope!
 
Go green…

recycle Congress in 2010!

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Arizona – MSNBC survey

Posted on June 30, 2010. Filed under: Government, Legislation, Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

President Obama, his administration, and many in the media have been very critical of Arizona’s new law on immigration, even though they never even read the legislation.

This MSNBC survey is only one question long, and simply asks:

“In July, Arizona will begin enforcing a new law that requires law enforcement officers to check someone’s immigration status if they have reason to suspect that he or she is in the country illegally. Do you think this is a good idea?”

So far the results are:  95.8% Yes, 4.2% No.

Today is June 30, 2010; I don’t know how long the survey will be open for voting, but you can go to the link below and cast your vote.

http://world-news.newsvine.com/_question/2010/05/12/4274124-do-you-support-arizonas-tough-new-law-on-illegal-immigrationhttp://world-news.newsvine.com/_question/2010/05/12/4274124-do-you-support-arizonas-tough-new-law-on-illegal-immigration>

That’s my 2 cents.

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PRUDEN: Obama’s Third World press rant

Posted on October 24, 2009. Filed under: Government, Life, Political Science, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

The article reprinted below is from The Washington Times, and it’s the press being critical of President Obama, which is something you don’t see too often.  However, in all fairness to the press they are starting to raise objections to some White House practices — such as the recent “enemies list” issue.

What with unemployment at 10%, (nearer 15% if you include those who have given up on looking for work); out of control spending, even for Democrats; a dollar that is falling faster than ever; and the “ram it down their throats” attitude towards health care reform . . . well, a lot of people are starting to think that maybe, just maybe, the Emperor has no clothes.

(begin article)

By Wesley Pruden

Throwing rotten eggs at “them lyin’ newspapers” has always been great sport in America, and sometimes even effective politics. But it has to be done with wit and humor, which may be above Barack Obama’s pay grade.

Thomas Jefferson despised newspapers, with considerable justification. They printed libels and slanders about him that persist to the present day. Yet he famously said that if he had to choose between government without newspapers and newspapers without government, he would cheerfully choose to live in a land with newspapers (even not very good ones) and no government.

Harry Truman threatened to demolish the manhood of a newspaper music critic who criticized his daughter’s singing. Richard Nixon compiled an enemies list, prominently including newspapermen. I made Bill Clinton’s enemies list and dined out on it for weeks. George W. Bush confessed, no doubt accurately, that he never read newspapers.

The president’s media environment is “target rich,” but as any bombardier could tell you, there’s more to scoring a bull’s-eye than opening the bomb-bay doors. In a fit of pique, John F. Kennedy canceled the White House subscription to the New York Herald-Tribune (may it R.I.P.) because he thought it relished stories about Democratic zits and covered up Republican pimples. The ban didn’t last; the White House soon subscribed again, and JFK poked a little fun at his over-the-top pique.

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Politicians who actually get their revenge on press tormentors do so with rapier thrusts of whimsy and clever insult. An early 20th-century governor and U.S. senator from Arkansas (from whom Mr. Clinton took pointers) delighted in sharp thrust-and-parry with the Arkansas Gazette (may it R.I.P.), the state’s leading newspaper.

“My wife and I have a little boy, and we have great ambitions for him,” he would tell audiences gathered on courthouse lawns at the foot of the monument to the Confederate soldier. “If it turns out that he’s as intelligent as we think he is, we hope to make a Baptist preacher of him. If he has just average intelligence, that’s all right, we’ll send him to law school. But if it turns out he’s the village idiot, we’ll just send him down to Little Rock to edit the morning newspaper.”

Good fun. But something more sinister is afoot in Mr. Obama’s carefully plotted campaign to destroy his perceived enemies in the press, television and even business. Rush Limbaugh is only the face of the opposition, and the ultimate target of the White House scheme is to marginalize and destroy the Republican Party first, and then everyone else unwilling to get in the lockstep parade toward the hazy dream of Utopia.

Mr. Obama and his White House can’t seem to get their brains around the fact that the election of ’08 is over, and he won. A candidate feeds on red meat, but a president is the president of everyone, and must set a different table. Mr. Obama campaigned with promises of a post-racial, post-partisan, post-rancor administration, and millions of Americans responded with enthusiasm. The candidate who said he took inspiration from Abraham Lincoln of Illinois now acts as if he takes inspiration from the distinguished statesmen of the Third World, where press opposition to the leader is usually a bloody no-no.

The remarkable White House attempt to define which news organization is legitimate and which is not began in August, as Mr. Obama’s poll numbers began a dramatic slide. Suddenly the man who yearns to be the permanent president of the Student Body, loved by all and adored by the co-eds and their mamas, is rendered human after all. Anita Dunn, the director of White House communications, says that when the administration began planning for autumn (with important gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia), the president “needed to be more aggressive in defining what the choices are, and in protecting and pushing forward our agenda.”

Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Fox News are big enough to take care of themselves, but the implications of what the Obamanauts are trying to do are scary, indeed. Brisk and even brutal opposition is something every president must endure; it’s a pity that Mr. Obama skipped school the day the class studied American history. The candidate insists that the critics who scoff that he isn’t really the messiah, but another Chicago politician, are just being cynical. This week Ms. Dunn insisted that the Obama image is intact. “He’s who he has always been.” So we are learning, to widespread sorrow.

Wesley Pruden is editor emeritus of The Washington Times.

(end article)

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Stimulus Spending = Red Tape

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: Economics, Economy, Government, Life, Politics, Resession | Tags: , , , , , , , |

From:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31910717/ns/business-eye_on_the_economy/

Sometimes the “shovel-ready” roads from the government’s economic stimulus program lead straight to a pile of paperwork but not to the jobs they were supposed to create.

To find out how well increased federal spending is flowing through the economy, take a drive down Country Road 17 in Elkhart, Ind.

Traffic along this major thoroughfare heads south from the Interstate, bypasses downtown and then stops dead just outside of Goshen, the next town over. The plan to extend the road is approved and ready to go to bid within 60 days, according to county highway manager Jeff Taylor.

But instead of digging new bridge foundations, Taylor said his department is digging through a deluge of government forms.

“I’ve got an engineer full time and that’s just about all he’s doing is red tape every day — filling out forms, filling out forms,” he said. “You will not see stimulus used until next year because this year is going to be all red tape.”

An approval process that usually takes his department five steps has now stretched to 50, Taylor said. Rights of way that have already been acquired, for example, have to be reviewed and re-approved.

“They’ve made it so rigorous that when you say ‘shovel ready,’ the lay person sitting at the bar having his beer wishing he could get back to work is thinking ‘Why don’t we get busy?,’” Taylor said. “And I’m telling you we’re not going to get busy any time soon because it takes a long, long time to get through the paperwork.”

Taylor is among thousands of front-line managers overseeing the planning and design of billions of dollars worth of projects that were supposed to get a jump-start from the $787 billion stimulus package enacted in February. The boost in spending was, in turn, supposed to help reverse the collapse in the economy and create new jobs.

So far, it doesn’t seem to be working out that way. Though the rise in unemployment has slowed somewhat since the stimulus was enacted, the Obama administration concedes that job losses may not ease for some time, even with massive government spending designed to create new ones.

“How employment numbers are going to respond is not yet clear,” President Barack Obama said earlier this week before heading to Michigan, where the unemployment rate is among the highest in the country. “My expectation is that we will probably continue to see unemployment tick up for several months.”

Defenders of the stimulus package note that without the huge government response, the unemployment rate would be even higher. They also note that the loss of trillions of dollars in household wealth and the huge pile of bad debts choking the banking system have created an economic mess unlike any other economic downturn in memory. 

“We are in a balance sheet recession,” said Laura Tyson, a former head of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration who is now one of President Obama’s economic advisors. “We haven’t gone through this kind of recession in most of the lifetimes of the forecasters. By the way, the models that forecasters use are the same models that missed the fact that we were going to have this recession. So let’s admit a lot of uncertainty here.”   

When Congress and the White House put together a plan to spend $787 billion to try to rescue the U.S. economy, they agreed to spread the flow of money over several years. According to the Congressional Budget Office, some $185 billion is targeted to be spent this year, roughly $400 billion next year, $135 billion in 2011 and the remainder in the following years.

Critics of the package say that it’s not surprising that the huge war chest seems to be having a limited impact.

“I think it’s doing exactly what everyone predicted it would do,” said Lawrence Lindsey, a private economist and senior economic advisor in the Bush administration. “Every major budget analyst in both parties, and the Congressional Budget Office, said that this stimulus, the way it was constructed, wasn’t timely, wasn’t targeted on jobs and, therefore, wasn’t going to stimulate the economy. And lo and behold, it didn’t.”

So far, the bulk of the funds have been spent to fill the huge — and widening — holes in state budgets. The two biggest spending categories are for Medicaid and education. But that money is largely offsetting the collapse of revenues as falling house prices have eroded property taxes and rising unemployment have cut into income taxes.

Almost all 50 states are facing budget gaps for the upcoming fiscal year to the tune of about $166 billion, or 24 percent of all state spending, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The group projects that by 2011 state budget shortfalls will top $350 billion — nearly half the entire stimulus package. Filling those state budget shortfalls with federal stimulus funds will help blunt deeper cuts in state jobs and services, but that money won’t help create new jobs.

“The stimulus wasn’t going to turn this around overnight, but it’s hard to argue that it’s really in the pipeline and making a big difference right now,” said John Engler, the former governor of Michigan who is president of the National Association of Manufacturing.

When the stimulus plan was enacted the Obama administration predicted it would “save or create” 3.5 million jobs before 2011. Supporters of the plan argue that without it, the recession would have been deeper and job losses even greater. But the impact of the spending package is difficult to assess when the economy is still shedding jobs and the unemployment rate is rising.

“I don’t know how you measure job preservation,” said GOP Strategist Terry Holt. “The American people are going to judge this president and this economy based on whether or not they can create jobs. As long as this economy isn’t creating jobs, the political weight will get heavier on this administration with every passing month.”

Since the recession began in December 2007, the economy has shed more than 6 million jobs, including 467,000 in June. During the peak jobs market of this decade, in 2005, the economy was creating about 200,000 jobs a month; about 125,000 new jobs are needed every month just to keep up with the growth of the work force.

So even once the economy begins creating new jobs again, it could be several years before the millions of workers laid off during the recession re-enter the job market and the unemployment rate begins falling to more normal levels. 

Continued job losses also are weighing more heavily on the economy as lost wages cut deeper into consumer spending, which accounts for roughly two-thirds of the U.S. economy. If federal spending doesn’t flow quickly enough to offset the drop in personal income, sluggish consumer spending will remain a drag on growth for some time.

Consumer spending has also been depressed by the collapse of the housing market and huge losses in savings.  That’s forced many households to tighten their belts; massive federal spending by itself will do little to get them back in a spending mood.

“Baby boomers feel like they lost 35 percent of their net worth in one year, and they don’t feel like they’ve got as much time as they head into their retirement years,” said Fred Crawford, CEO of the business consulting firm Alix Partners. “So they are doubling down on savings. We are expecting the savings rate — which was just a year ago around zero percent and has now jumped to around seven percent — will probably approach 10 percent in the next couple of quarters. That’s is a big swing in spending.”

(end of article)

My Notes:  A couple of weeks ago the President said “… the stimulus is working exactly as it is supposed to.”  So it’s supposed to increase paperwork?  It’s supposed to increase production time, which ultimately increases costs?  And of course … It’s not supposed to create jobs quickly and get people back to work?

His idea of  “stimulus” and mine are very different.

However, the fact that people are increasing their savings is very good.  We are one of the worst nations when it comes to saving, so an increase in savings is great.  When we save more then banks and lending institutions have more money available to loan to businesses and individuals.  And that’s very good for the health of the economy.

And that’s my 2 cents.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Words

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: Economy, Government, Legislation, Life, Political Science, Politics, Resession | Tags: , , , , , , |

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.  
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.  
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.


……Abraham Lincoln


And that’s my 2 cents.

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Is America Becoming A Socialist Nation?

Posted on June 1, 2009. Filed under: Business, Economics, Government, Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

You’ve heard that old saying “You can’t see the forest for the trees”; meaning someone is too close to a situation to be able to step back and see the entire situation.  Such is my tale today. 

Recently Pravda, (the Russian newspaper long known for being a propaganda machine for the Soviets), printed an article that I must completely agree with.  The Soviets see our Government quickly descending into Marxism, (aka Socialism), at “breath taking speed”.

When did this start happening?  According to Pravda “…the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years.”  And their prediction for the future is beyond catastrophic, it is death to the America we know.  “The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.”

America, long the leader in production and growth is predicted to become a poor, backward nation on the level of Zimbabwe.  And not in ten or twenty years, but only another year or two.

This cry of doom comes not from the conservative right, (though they do see terrible consequences for the current actions of Obama and the Democratic Congress), but from a former Marxist state . . . Russia.  I understand that people may not want to heed what the conservative opposition is saying, but we should listen when a former Marxist nation starts calling us Marxists.

We should take note when President Hugo Chavez gives our President Marxist books to read.

We should be afraid when members of Congress openly call for the Nationalization, (Socialization), of major industries such as Oil, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Transportation, and more.

As Americans we have little knowledge of what our Government is doing to us, and that is both tragically sad and scary.   Read the Pravda article; then read the article by Pamela Geller and reach your own conclusions. 

Buckle up America, we’re in for a very bumpy ride.

That’s my 2 cents.

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North Korea gets Assertive

Posted on May 27, 2009. Filed under: Government, Political Science, Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In an article on Bloomberg.com today there was talk about North Korea’s recent escalation of tensions, and their abandonment of the end of the 1953 Armistice.  Below is a message I sent one of the articles authors on why I think the North will invade the South, and why I think the world will do nothing to help.

Dear Heejin Koo,
 
I read your article, (North Korea Threatens Armed Strike, End to Armistice (Update1)), on Bloomberg.com today and found it quite interesting.
 
It seems to me that North Korea hardly needs to use nuclear weapons to defeat South Korea.  As I understand it the North maintains a sizeable force at the 38th parallel and could quickly and fairly easily take the South any time they wanted.
 
When the North attacked in June of 1950 they moved quickly and had a large percentage of the South under their control before America could move troops from Japan to South Korea.  Today we do not have the ground forces in Japan to come to the aid of South Korea, and I fear the South would be completely taken over before any assistance from any country could arrive.
 
As you know, Kim Jong Il has had recent health issues and I can’t help but wonder if he is considering another assault on the South so that he can proclaim himself the “Great Unifier” of North and South Korea.  For him, it would be a great way to end his final years.  
 
The timing of all this is also of concern to me.  June 25th is the anniversary date of the North’s last invasion, and I think someone like Kim Jong Il would use that date to re-invade.
 
If there is an invasion I doubt that any nation would come to the South’s aid.  The U.N. might condemn, but they never back up their condemnations with any substantive action; Europe will yell and jump and scream, but they too will refrain from supportive action; Japan is close but doesn’t have the military capability to do anything; and America is now controlled by Socialists and isolationists who would wring their hands and say how terrible it is but do nothing.
 
No, other than lip service, I don’t see the world lifting a finger to help the South if you are attacked.  While that lack of action is despicable, I’m afraid that it would be the situation.
 
My prayers are with you and the good people of South Korea, may God keep you safe.
 
Brock
 
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