The Russians are now shaking us down to the tune of nearly $800 million to launch our rocket-less astronauts to …Read the Rest
UPDATE: According to information that was just on FOX, WikiLeaks gave the information about these documents to the NYTimes, telling …Read the Rest
My father always said if you have an employee who thinks they are indispensable, fire ‘em before they ruin your business. It looks like Obama needs to can McCrystal. Sorry, but I’m taking Obama’s side here. He is the Commander-in-Chief, no matter how we dislike it. You don’t show this amount of disrespect and not expect to be job hunting in the very near future.
The man voted for Obama! He now apparently is pitting Hillary against Obama.
The Pink Flamingo has made no secret of the fact that I am far from thin. This said, I must also admit that I have a very real addiction problem. I love cheese enchiladas. I don’t want much on them, just a little red and a heck of a lot of salsa. I want cheddar cheese, That’s it. Contrary to how terribly sinful it sounds, it isn’t that bad. I don’t do sour cream, and I can’t stand green sauce, which is made with chicken fat. Now that’s nasty. Three cheese enchiladas, plain have about 450 calories. That’s not bad. It’s not fried, has very little salt, the cheese is protein, and the corn tortillas are not bad for you.
Since the dawn of the new cooking oils (saffron, sunflower, canola) I have developed some very serious food allergies, to the point where I’m at the throat closing, can’t breath, nearly pass out stage. These allergies never bothered me before it was determined that “we” needed to be doing healthy oils. I have a serious sunflower allergy, and many of these oils are made in the same presses.
“…“When we talk about fighting for our country, let’s clear the air right now about what we’re talking about. …We’re not inciting violence. Don’t get sucked into the lame-stream media lies.”…” Sarah Palin
What would happen if some “dumb” woman from Alaska were to win the nomination and beat Obama in 2012? Would …Read the Rest
If you ever wanted proof that the Obama version of “government” would be an abject disaster in dealing with socialized …Read the Rest
The Pink Flamingo has repeatedly this week stated that something about this attempted man made disaster just doesn’t pass the smell test. First, we learn that the CIA has been tracking our little bomber for months. Then we learn that a smartly dressed Pakistani helped Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab on to the plane. This is about an Administration who is incapable of connecting the dots on Terror.
There is one question The Pink Flamingo wants to ask. Is it possible Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab had help getting on those planes. I’m not talking “little help” but someone in a position of a little bit of power who let this guy get through check-points? Right now the Obama Administration is looking like a bunch of Keystone Cops. There goes that Smell Test.
Who let this kid slip through dogs, scans, check-lists, etc with a bomb?
Do you really think an alienated, depressed, possibly suicidal young man could slip through security without some “inside” assistance?
While we are are asking questions, perhaps it is time to suspend the religious rhetoric and get back to some basics. Look at the guy’s profile:
Umm….where have we seen these characteristics before? Want to be a little bit honest here? Like The Pink Flamingo says, dump the religious angle. We’re dealing with the same personality profile as two young men who destroyed a school in Colorado. It is the same profile of a young man who goes on a rampage on a college campus in Virginia.
The only difference – this time the father tried to warn authorities that his son was up to no good.
What if we are dealing with some truly evil master minds who are manipulating disturbed, obsessed, depressed, alienated, and possibly suicidal young men into doing something for their “religion”?
Which is more frightening?
We think the implications of Islamic terror are horrifying, but what if there are much greater implications – an entire generation of young men, the world over, who have the same profile, irregardless of religion?
Jasper Schuringa knows more about fighting terror than Barack Obama. And – it is paying off for him, which it should!
Are we feeling better now that Obama is in office?
On Christmas Day, Barack Obama was not notified of a terror attempt for three hours. In an attempt to prove that he could react when necessary, he brought the state of Hawaii to a hault in order to get back to the estate where he is vacatining. Earlier on Monday, Barack Obama, in what was an obvious attempt to avoid a potential lawsuit, fled his golf game (he has played more in one year than GWB did in 8 years) to check on some little kid who managed to get hurt while obviously playing with his kids. One wonders just how much money this emergency motorcade cost the be-leaguered American taxpayer, but then it is rather obvious that America’s very own POTUS version of Barney Fife doesn’t give a damn about the taxpayer.
Barney Fife and the Constitution of the United States of America. Yea, it reminds The Pink Flamingo of Barack Obama, too. Hugh Hewitt has a litany of The Barney Fife Presidency’s Failures – which are legion.
What if ….
Suppose the Obama Administration needed a diversion to take the collective conservative mind off health care ….
Is this a connect the dots or just a perfect storm for the Dems in that health care has been pushed out of the headlines?
Did a second attempt occur on the 27th? Same flight, same nationality?
The Pink Flamingo wants to know just when TSA is going to demand men remove their underwear before boarding a plane. If they really want to crack down on the latest version of getting a bomb on a plane, then they should require the removal of all underwear along with shoes when going through a security check-point. How absurd is this going to get before people do what I do and absolute refuse to fly? The good news is that Napolitano (the former AZ governor who left the state in such an abject mess) says things worked just hunky dory!
Why the heck did it take THREE hours to tell Obama that an incident had occurred? Why is he getting a pass from the media while golfing so darn much? Think about G. H. W. Bush and his vacation. Think about GWB and his time off. Obama works so hard….he needs a break!
Was there a specific reason for the timing? I don’t know about you, but The Pink Flamingo is beginning to think this is also about a spoiled brat monster who wants to stick it to his family and his people. Don’t ever discount the idea that this guy wanted to humiliate his family. The timing of the incident and the timing of the Nigerian ethnic meetings over the weekend is just too precious to deny.
The Real Barack Obama has picked up The Pink Flamingo Part One of The Smell Test and added quite a bit. It is a must read! (Thanks SV!) The Pink Flamingo would like to remind readers about an alleged plot in Kenya to assassinate Hillary Clinton, a plot yet to be confirmed or denied. It just makes a person wonder about a few things – how Obama ignored this one too.
The very first state dinner in history is going on as The Pink Flaming writes much of this post. It is obviously the very first state dinner ever given by a President and First Lady. NOTHING before has compared to this august event.
Second, the Obama Administration basically snubbed the GOP by inviting very few Republicans in its cast of thousands.
The Pink Flamingo is a student of history (FYI). One of the truths that strangely repeats itself is the way a “leader” who is extremely extravagant is grossly incompetent. Let’s face it, Obama and is Dems are spending like Louis XIV of France. Plus, there is his clueless and pathetically dressed Michelle Antoinette. The extravagant incompetents of history all have one interesting little tidbit in common. They all come to a very bad end.
One of the hallmarks of these sorts of narcissistic “leaders” is their petty demand to destroy the reputation of the great men who came before them. In this Obama is no different from any number of pathetic and mediocre losers of history.
I wonder how Nancy Pelosi sleeps at night, don’t you?
Yes, we are dealing with hyperbole, but tell that to elderly parents who are truly suffering as they worry about their future. We’re talking people who have done the right things, taken the correct steps, put aside money for their future, but – now they are in danger of someone literally pulling the plug on them.
I am watching a very ill 79 (nearly 80) year old mother suffer in a hospital, trying to get over a bad case of double pneumonia. She is also very depressed. Why not?
My mother suffered from heart failure four years ago. If we were living under Nancy Pelosi’s ObamaCare Scary World, my mother would have been allowed to die.
Instead, we have had 4 good years with her.
In July she broke a vertebra in her back.
Two weeks ago she fell and broke her left elbow. After surgery a week ago on Thursday, she developed pneumonia – double pneumonia. She is being treated extremely well here in Ruidoso. I cannot complain about the battle being waged to save her life. If we were in the UK, she would have been allowed to die this weekend. If we were living under ObamaCare the same thing would have happened.
My mother is obviously depressed. That is not helping her recovery. When she thinks about the future and the socialization of medicine. This depression and fear of a future that she should not fear is not helping her recovery, either.
No one in this nation should be forced to fear the future and the fact that they are going to be subjected to what is literally Retroactive Abortion – murdering the elderly.
They fear for their future in a nation where they have paid taxes, voted, and have been good citizens in good faith. My father fought for this nation. He is 85. Will they pull the plug on him, even though he has literally been required to pay millions of dollars in taxes?
My vision of the future, in a bleak, horrible world where only the perfect are allowed access to health care and allowed to live is the possibility that someone like Nancy Pelosi will be diagnosed with a curable illness, then forced to linger without health care, screaming in horror at what she has done – and the millions of lives she has consigned to an early death.
What is the deal with spending twenty-four thousand bucks so people could get three thousand or so bucks to purchase a new car?
Arrested Development, that late great satire of television show is long gone, but alive and well living in the White House. It is a story about a family so incompetent they cannot even be good crooks. Absolutely NOTHING the Bluth Family does is right, even lying, cheating, stealing, swindling, and hanging with Saddam.
We are living in very interesting times. Any number of people I know are down, depressed, distressed, upset, and just plain terrified about what is coming.
Fox is the enemy.
The Chamber of Commerce is the enemy.
Rush Limbaugh is the enemy.
Basically anyone who criticizes He Who Must Be Adored is the enemy.
Have you realized that Barack Obama is like the Balloon Boy’s Dad? He is the star of the biggest reality show on earth – a star I tell you – a star! We do know he has played golf more in just a few months than GWB did in three years. Psssst….his towel slapping all boy’s club is angering the libers!
It is entirely possible health care reform is going passed even if we do not want it. Real unemployment is something we only get when Republicans are in office. The Administration reports 9.8 % unemployment, but we’re actually looking at something around 17%. (Hyscience)
Unfortunately, if we do not turn around and laugh, we are going to lose perspective on life. And laugh we should. Barack Obama is quickly becoming a farce, a joke, the stuff late night legends are made of – if only he were Republican.
The Pink Flamingo, in her humble estimation, thinks there have been a handful of truly great television shows: Bonanza, Star Trek Classic, I Love Lucy, MASH, and Arrested Development. (First, a note for Arrested Development fans: Yes, there may indeed be a movie.
To quote C3PO “We’re doomed.”
You know the far right has gone too far when they turn on Newt Gingrich.
On O’Reilly Thursday night, Laura Ingraham did nothing but complain about Obama and his administration and Dems in general. She talked about how they set out to destroy the reputation of those they oppose. They lie, they denigrate, and will do just about anything to ruin a person’s reputation. She was quite upset about it. In her next breath she started complaining about the likes of John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and RINOS who were out to doom the conservative movement. She did nothing but denigrate and lie about Lindsey.
In other words, it is okay to destroy a “RINO” if you are a pure conservative who is trying to keep the party pure. Protecting the country doesn’t matter as much as purity and ideology. If this is what conservatives are up to, then they don’t give a damn about the fate of the country, only their personal agenda.
I gather Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, etc. are only interested in their “pure” agenda, and aren’t interested in recapturing the House and Senate from the Dems. If they did, they would use some rational thinking and realize a majority is more important than purity. Only FOOLS demand purity.
This is a lesson in the ways the far, far, far right tries to destroy a very good man. It is NOT about normal, decent conservatives, libertarians, and independents. It is about a handful of vile, nasty extreme right conservatives who have absolutely nothing to do with the Republican Party, but spent their venial time doing everything possibly to destroy, defame, and denigrate good, decent men and women who do not agree with them.
The real problem here is the fact that there is no differentiation between “conservative” and “Republican”. We automatically know that when we are dealing with “liberals”, a good 95% of them are Democrats. But – when we are dealing with the term “conservative” that is not the case at all. Most are either Republican or usually vote Republican, but there is a very vocal minority who basically control all things conservative online. They number in their midst some very powerful blogging voices who are regular commentators on FOX. A decent Republican doesn’t stand a chance – until Republicans get smart and start calling down the thunder.
Evidently the mantra of “drill baby drill” is not longer acceptable to the Far Right.
What’s wrong with building new nuclear power plants?
I thought energy independence was a good thing.
Evidently it is, but only if it is proposed by someone other than Lindsey Graham.
The irony here is that what he and John Kerry are proposing isn’t far from what Sarah Palin is advocating.
The real problem – Lindsey is not “pure” enough for the far right. The worst part of this – if Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal, Mike Pence, Jim DeMint or even Ron Paul had proposed this the far right would be heralding the breakthrough as a way to defeat the far left.
First, The Pink Flamingo wants to go on record that we are dealing with climate change. I did NOT say global warming. I fear we are going to be hitting a period of global cooling due to the sun. If we experience one big volcanic eruption like Pinatubo, we’re looking at some serious global cooling – major cooling – another minor ice age. There are several things in this life that are consistent. First, always count on Lindsey to throw a curve and step into a fast-ball at the same time. Second, Michelle Malkin is ALWAYS going to lie about his actions. Then trust all the usual little far right flunkies to pick up on her irrational hatred of him.
I can only imagine what Rush is going to do tomorrow.
They say the devil is in the details. If the usual suspects would bother reading the details, they might discover that Lindsey is NOT selling out their precious and somewhat irrational conservative cause that is increasingly costing us votes. But then no one ever accused Michelle Malkin of being a Republican. Sometimes it just gets plain annoying having to constantly support and defend a man who believes in standing up for something he thinks is right, defending him from the people who don’t possess a small percentage of his honesty and honor. Now though, Lindsey Graham has done the unpardonable….he penned an Op-Ed with John Kerry.
Who knew being a statesman was such a bad thing.
Then again, the far right knows very little about history, or they would know how the Senate actually works.
From The Hill:
“…The two senators wrote that they both agree on five basic premises: (1) climate change is real; (2) the U.S. should take an all-inclusive approach to renewable energy; (3) climate change represents an opportunity to ween the country off foreign oil; (4), climate legislation can’t and won’t cost American jobs; and (5) the bill will protect small businesses….”
Durn – I thought Malkin was conservative.
Obviously she and the usual suspects are once again responding with their usual knee-jerk reactionary far right, anti-GOP hate. Maybe a few of the usual suspects need to read what is really going on here.
I will admit, I was annoyed with Lindsey when I heard he was up to this. I trust him, so I know he is not going to betray our country. I was more annoyed because I’m going to be out there defending what he is going against the usual conservative lies.
Funny thing about lies, you tell them long enough and they are taken as truth. The irony of the fact is the very people who are demanding purity, a return to traditional values, and are constantly damning Obama for his lack of truthfulness. Factual accuracy is a funny thing. It works both ways.
I will be willing to wage my currently very stinky toy poodle that the following usual sources are NOT Republican.
Want to know the real difference between liberals and conservatives?
Liberals usually circle their wagons and stand up for one another.
Conservatives have absolutely no problem eating their own, then going after liberals. The problem is you can’t have it both ways and be intellectually honest, but then intellectual honest is not something the far far right deals with on a regular basis.