Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Double Trouble

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Owing to circumstances beyond our control related to whose turn it was to keep the dog ("Penny - the official pooch of Hope n' Change") from eating the furniture, we didn't have time for a great deal of editorializing today and will let the images do the heavy lifting.

Per the cartoon above,  we're actually glad that the president is committing 3000 troops to the fight against ebola - we're just surprised that he was able to do it without lecturing us about the many cultural and scientific contributions ebola  made to helping us land a man on the moon.

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And speaking of things which make blood spurt from our every orifice, it seems that in the wake of the Benghazi debacle Hillary Clinton's staffers raided State Department records to remove or destroy any paperwork that might make her look bad.

On the plus side, while we still don't know who exactly is to blame for the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, we at least know who it was that defiled his corpse.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Apocalypse Nan

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When the news is grim, it's nice to know that we can always count on Nancy Pelosi to give us a laugh. Granted, it's the kind of nerve-shredding laugh that the demented Renfield cackled in "Dracula" while raving about eating spiders and flies, but still - we'll take levity where we find it.

In this case, Nancy (who is at least as nuts as Renfield was) appeared on the Bill Maher show to talk about the ass-kicking her party expects in the upcoming midterms. According to Ms. Pelosi, highly satisfied Democrats won't come to the polls because "fear is a motivator and we are not fear-mongers. The Democrats are messengers of hope."

So, what was her non-fear-mongering hope-filled message for Maher's audience? “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.” Yikes!

Indeed, the seven signs of the Democrat Apocalypse will be upon us: Bills would actually get debated in the Senate, budgets would be written again, the worst parts of Obamacare could be repealed, meaningful immigration reform could take place, full investigations of scandals like Benghazi and the IRS would finally happen, the abuse of presidential "privilege" could be checked, and Harry Reid would have to go back to sleeping in an earth-filled coffin during daylight hours.

In other words, it will be Civilization as we'd like to know it again.

 In case you were wondering what made us think about Renfield...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never Forget

Hope n' Change doesn't have a lot to say today, ironically because there is so much more to express than we're capable of. Words fail and emotions reign. Remorse. Pain. Inspiration. Fear. And most certainly anger.

On the eve of this sad anniversary,  Barack Hussein Obama went before the American people to sell a new war on terror that's neither new, being a necessary continuation of a battle from which the president had fled, nor really a war at all. "American forces will not have a combat mission," he deadpanned into the television camera. "We will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq."

Nor, apparently, will we be taking a stand against radical Islam. Because according to Obama, "ISIL is not Islamic."  An interesting display of sensitivity from a man who has shown so few qualms about attacking Christian institutions and activists domestically.

Polls show that the majority of Americans feel less safe from terror than when this president took office - and for good reason. Our borders are porous and our enemies revitalized. Barack Obama has now been pushed into taking action (or promising to take action, which is hardly the same thing) but he clearly doesn't believe in either the mission or the existential nature of the threat.

“I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," the passionless president read from his teleprompter. "It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil."

No, of course not. Because this president finds the political risk of "boots on the ground" far more worrisome than the possibility of a new attack of the type which left smoking rubble and dead bodies  on the ground in New York City, Washington DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania thirteen years ago.
Those are sad and harsh words; ones we take no pleasure in writing - especially on this painful day. But in the names and memories of all those who died on 9/11, it is also a day for plainspoken truth.

Unless you happen to be president.