another year not nominated for any awards for my blog.
However will I survive?
Who got cut, and who got an increase in the Obama proposed budget.
I have just entered into an exclusive, all-powerful club of Tumblr users. I pledge to wield my new powers responsibly and to never forget the people who helped me along the way. First, I want to thank God, who, in His infinite wisdom, made this happen. Second, I want to thank myself because I am my own hero. Third, I want to thank Tumblr for emailing me about my 2,000th post because otherwise I never would have noticed. Thank you. God bless.
Politicalprof: I have almost 4000 posts, and no banner at all. So apparently they have to be GOOD posts to be a member of a society …
— Jack Matlock, pointing out that if it’s good for the goose …
in war, I am using profound violence to make you submit to me. What else is that if not terror?
#why the war of terror cannot be won
1. The United States effed up the war in Afghanistan in uncountable numbers of ways. In so doing, it managed to eff up Afghanistan even more than it was before the invasion.
2. The “leaders” of Afghanistan have exploited the United States’ uncountable failures to enrich and empower themselves while abusing the Afghan peoples. They have effed up Afghanistan on top of the Americans’ effing up of Afghanistan.
3. Effed up + effed up does not equal victory no matter how many times the Bushies and the Obamanoids claim that it does.
4. Plus, it’s not effed up + effed up. It’s effed up TIMES effed up.
It’s effed up (squared).
#let’s get the heck out of Afghanistan dammit
China only has one time zone. So 9 am in Shanghai is 9 am somewhere in the far western desert.
The thing is, China is about as wide as the continental United States — which has
three four time zones. (Look: it was early when I wrote this. Forgive me.) Or, put another way, if we did it China’s way, American school kids waiting for the school bus at 7 am in North Carolina would have to wait at 4 am to feel like kids waiting for a 7 am school bus in Los Angeles.
yes: I know that is explained awkwardly. But you know what I mean. Which is the point.
See the problem? There’s no obvious counterfactual set of Obama policies that would better position the United States to handle Russia’s gambit in Ukraine.
The Bush Administration launched two major invasions and occupations. Its relations with the Kremlin were even worse than those between Washington and Moscow during some periods of the Cold War. Moscow concluded that it could get away with invading Georgia.
The Obama Administration normalized relations with Russia, bombed Libya–but not Syria. Moscow concluded that it can get away with invading Ukraine."
— Dan Nexon making sense and using facts to decimate conservative arguments that President Obama must be firm and resolve to stop Russia’s invasion of Crimea with manly firmness …. (and yes, I meant manly firmness!). It’s really about Russia, not the US.