The Pink Flamingo doesn’t quite know enough profanity to express my feelings at the photo of the President of the United States bowing obeisance to the Emperor of the country that did the following.
“…The surprise was complete. The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over. By 1:00 PM the carriers that launched the planes from 274 miles off the coast of Oahu were heading back to Japan. the attack, 1942Behind them they left chaos, 2,403 dead, 188 destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 damaged or destroyed battleships. In one stroke the Japanese action silenced the debate that had divided Americans ever since the German defeat of France left England alone in the fight against the Nazi terror. Approximately three hours later, Japanese planes began a day-long attack on American facilities in the Philippines. (Because the islands are located across the International Dateline, the local Philippine time was just after 5 AM on December 8.) Farther to the west, the Japanese struck at Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand in a coordinated attempt to use surprise in order inflict as much damage as quickly as possible to strategic targets.…”
This is one of the most repulsive, disgusting, and embarrassing moments in America History. If you do not understand why, then you are as pathetic as Obama.
13Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his glory is above earth and heaven.
14He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his faithful,
for the people of Israel who are close to him.
Praise the Lord!
The Pink Flamingo bleeds tartan, with more than just a wee bit o’ Scottish blood runin’ through the veins. When I hear bagpipes that Scottish soul always wins out, and I do nothing but bawl. It is genetic.
There is a fascinating article in American Thinker by Andrew Thomas about the role of “evil” in politics. As a Christian I happen to believe there is such thing as evil, pure, unadulterated evil. As a thinking person I also know that almost all of what we consider “evil” is not actually “evil” but is mental illness, character disorders, and perception.
I disagree with Thomas’ perception of Democrats as “evil”. Democrats like Republicans have an agenda. Unless that agenda is abjectly intent on actual harm, it should not be defined as “evil” the way Thomas does. Thomas assumes anyone who disagrees with his political thesis is “evil”.
Having piddled around with politics since I was a little kid with my mother, I’ve met people good, evil, and indifferent. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met in politics are Democrats and liberals. They are good people. We simply disagree on a political agenda. One of the worst acts of personal harm done to me (as an adult) was executed in cold blood. It was calculated. It was manipulated to do the worst possible harm to me – personally. The person who did it is still a very highly a “respected” conservative political operative, scholar, and writer. I am still dealing with the personal heart-ache this person created. The dirty deed was done over a decade ago and may never be repaired.
“...Fidel Amaton, who is a technician at the body shop, was the first to see the animal early in October 2009 as he was throwing trash into the bin behind the shop. Amaton said it was early in the morning and he still was rubbing the sleep from his eyes when he was startled by what appeared to be a monkey that jumped out of the bin.
Would someone please explain Jim DeMint’s agenda? He is determined to put “pure” conservatives in office, completely going against all logic, wisdom, and reason. Then again, he is more interested in playing on the national stage than serving the people of South Carolina. He was elected to represent South Carolina…?
Why are people like Lindsey being portrayed falsely within the “conservative” media? What is going on? It appears that Lindsey is the primary target, time and time again.
It all goes back to the Tea Party “movement” where Jim DeMint is hailed as a “pure” conservative hero, and Lindsey is being denigrated as a traitor. The truth of the matter is there is very little difference in their voting records.
“…Most of the other supposed heretics being targeted by the right offer the same basic defense that Scozzafava pursued on Sunday, claiming that their views actually overlap with the right on most issues.
There is some quantitative evidence to back this up. For instance, Lindsey Graham, whom many on the right view as another Scozzafava, actually boasts a lifetime rating of 90 from the American Conservative Union. But Graham was recently censured by Republicans in his own state for being insufficiently conservative.
The right’s hostility toward Graham, Scozzafava and other perceived sell-outs (like Florida’s Charlie Crist) seems disproportionate when you consider their overall bodies of work. This suggests that emotion plays a strong role in the purity movement – that the willingness of any Republican to show public flexibility on an emotionally-resonant issue (like Graham working for an immigration compromise or Scozzafava supporting abortion and gay rights) is by itself enough for the right to declare that Republican a traitor to the cause….”
Jim DeMint is up to something. There are rumors that he wants to run for POTUS. Then there are other rumors that he is planning an outright assault on Mitch McConnell. It is obvious he has set himself up to be the great conservative king-maker, and could end up destroying the GOP in the process. What ever is going on, the man is truly ambitious, and appears to be more interested in gaining brownie points nationally than constituent service.
One of Glenn Beck’s little followers has decided he is going to take out long time Florida Congressman Bill Young.
Eric Forcade is another 9/12 idiot who is going to turn the country over to the Dems. No one in their right mind would vote for anyone who signs up to run for Congress on Beck’s web site. Look at Doug Hoffman, a loser.
“…Meet Republican Eric Forcade, running to unseat CW Bill Young in Congressional District 10: I became involved in politics via the multiple tea parties that have taken place throughout the area. I am a member of several 9/12 patriotic groups that are founded on the 9 principles and 12 values that have been popularized by Glenn Beck. I am also a member of the Patrick Henry Caucus which strives to strengthen state rights based on the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution as well as the Independence Caucus which seeks to remove all incumbent politicians that do not adhere to their Constitutional Oath..”
….LIFETIME ACU RATINGS OF BECK’S GOP VICTIMS
Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) – 89.87
Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) – 88.37
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) – 92.75
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) – 71.69
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) – 97.17
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) – 84.85
Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) – 84.00
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) – 90.00
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) – 97.25
Are you one of those strange people like The Pink Flamingo who really gets into Christmas decorating? You are about to view absolute perfection.
The Pink Flamingo has a secret very sick, disgusting fantasy – being in charge and creating the White House Christmas decorations one year. I know. It is dark, perverse, and pathetic. While I readily admit to being a total Scrooge when it comes to parties, Christmas music (day before Christmas only, please), and revoltingly tacky sweaters, I love decorating for Christmas. When I do get around to things, it must be perfect.
Michelle O’s White House Christmas decorations, this year, are the most perfect The Pink Flamingo has yet to see a First Lady “supervise”.
“...Well, what we did in Iraq, Wolf, is that we surged troops without any deadline or withdrawal date. And as things got better, we negotiated with the Iraqi government a security agreement that seems to make sense. We’re withdrawing troops in Iraq based on conditions on the ground and an agreement we negotiated with a robust government. We did not put conditions on withdrawal the moment we sent the troops…”
Katie Connolly of Newsweek penned one of the most fascinating commentaries I’ve seen about Lindsey after TNR left him off the “most influential” Afghanistan List. Connolly is quite correct. Now that GWB is gone, Lindsey is probably the greatest supporter of our military.
“...Graham probably spends more time with the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other member of Congress. As a reservist in the Air Force, he’s completed several short stints on the ground in both countries. He’s deeply engaged in military issues; they’re the subject of endless hours of debate between him and his good buddy McCain. In terms of public comment, Graham has basically become the Heather Locklear of Sunday-morning political talk shows—the “special guest star” who appears in every episode. But perhaps most important, Graham’s GOP colleagues respect him on these issues. He’s smart and broadly liked, but moreover he’s persistent in his convictions. In a debate in which Republicans harbor impulses to let an unpopular war simply become Obama’s problem, I’m told Graham is one of the few voices arguing for the need to support the troops and the mission. While some GOPers are tempted to hang the president out to dry on Afghanistan, Graham firmly says no. “This is America’s war,” Graham told me a few weeks ago, adding that he wants to find ways to support the president and secretary of defense….”
8 But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. 9The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you,* not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. 10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.*
Because it is The Pink Flamingo’s birthday, I am going to indulge myself. The other night I was watching Tombstone. (Yea, this is yet another “Why I love Wyatt Earp…”). Even having watched the movie so many times, something struck me that I’d not noticed.
The perfect definition of honor:
When a person of honor does something that requires personal strength and character, something difficult that the average person would shrink from doing, that person is usually criticized. Those of lesser character would like nothing better than to swoop in and destroy. The most perfect example of this The Pink Flamingo knows is the life of Wyatt Earp.
Wyatt Earp basically gave up his entire future to do what was right. This 1923 photo is my favorite. It shows a man, brave, courageous, and bold – one unafraid, unflinching, and was willing to face the consequences.
According to Paul Kengor, the author of God and Ronald Reagan, Reagan’s Christian faith was “…the beacon by which he steered the nation during his eight years in the White House…that faith was a crucial element in ending the Cold War…”
“We shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of our makeup. How can we love our country and not love our countrymen? And loving them reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they are sick and provide opportunity to make them self-sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory?””
The Far Right has now doomed itself. What a few of us thought was a problem is now turning into a rotten carcass, dead, rank, and full of disease ridden maggots and filth. Not only have they managed to throw Reagan under the bus, but now they are stating that a Christian is not capable of being POTUS.
Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, “Be lifted up and thrown into the sea”, it will be done. 22Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.’
The Pink Flamingo is as good as stranded! Pathetic, right? I have four wheel drive in the Durango, but I can’t find my snow boots. My winter coat is down at the parents’. My father picked it up with his drycleaning last May. I forgot to get it when I was down at the house on Thanksgiving.
I don’t think any of us expected this much snow. Now you know why I can’t go out in my good Cole Haan loafers.
There are certain conservatives who will do just about anything in order to destroy Republicans who do not meet their personal requirements for conservative pure. Talking heads like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Laura Ingraham are the first who come to mind, but they are not the worst of the lot.
Michelle Malkin appears to enjoy destroying Republicans. She has set her sights on Carly Fiorina, who is not pure enough for Malkin’s tastes. Naturally Michelle Malkin ALWAYS fails to mention that she IS NOT a Republican, but a far right extremist with some rather tawdry associates. Her previous attempts to destroy Lindsey Graham over immigration reform resulted in a nasty feud with Geraldo Rivera. He retained his position with FOX News. She did not. While she appears on a few FOX shows, she is closely aligned with Glenn Beck, which should tell thinking people all they need to know.
Malkin, Beck, etc. are almost single issue extremists. Everything goes back to their restrictive, irrational, and almost racist version of immigration reform. In this they are not their own persons, but follow the anti-immigration puppetmasters who call the shots. They are the ultimate power of life and death in the far right. John McCain opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He must be destroyed. Lindsey Graham opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He must be destroyed. Mike Huckabee opposes their racist version of immigration reform. He must also be destroyed. George W. Bush opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He had to be destroyed.
It is that simple.
This is NOT about the horrible murders in Seattle. The far right is NOT telling the whole story, not telling the truth of what is going on there. This is more about the character assassination of yet another normal, rational Republican by the minions of the Far Right who are more concerned in keeping their own power base than putting a majority GOP back in power. The whole idea is to destroy reasonable Republicans, lying about their real voting record, and keeping the Dems in power. There is no other logical reason for the far right to behave the way they are currently acting.
The president of Shell Oil, Marvin Odum, released a statement defending Lindsey. It is rather powerful and quite profound. It makes fools of those who are damning Lindsey for his stand on energy independence. Odum’s op-ed makes Lindsey look rather courageous and extremely far-sighted. It also makes him look like a patriot.
“…Sen. Lindsey Graham recognizes there are two clear paths for America as it addresses the climate crisis: Let the government regulate greenhouse gas emissions by command-and-control fiat, or let the private sector reduce emissions by unleashing entrepreneurial innovation.
Sen. Graham clearly understands the grim consequences should the EPA take control using the authority of the Clean Air Act. But, Congress can pass a well-crafted, market-based energy and environment bill to reduce greenhouse gases and benefit South Carolina businesses. Those businesses will then create jobs.
EPA regulation under the Clean Air Act could have devastating consequences for businesses across our nation. It will cost jobs that South Carolina workers can’t afford to lose. We could face similar consequences in my home state of Texas. I believe regulation under the Clean Air Act will delay important projects of all kinds around the country and might stall an economic recovery.
“…Still, the occasional discovery of above-ground alligators in New York — on Staten Island, in Central Park or in Queens — refreshes the story. And of course, there was that one case in 1935. Salvatore Condoluci, the teenager who roped that alligator, is now 92. Though he has forgotten some of the details, he still remembers hearing the thrashing in the icy water beneath the manhole, first seeing the creature’s head, and using a rope to lasso and haul it to the surface…”
Loren Coleman brings news that the New York Times has managed to track down the person who told the story in 1932 about a 7 foot long alligator in the New York sewer.
“…These stories were backed by scattered reports, mostly very old, of alligators living in sewer systems that appeared in papers around the country, including Atlanta, Dallas and Newark. The most widely cited of these was an article in The Times on Feb. 10, 1935, headlined “Alligator Found in Uptown Sewer.”
The Pink Flamingo has a commentary about conservatives meddling in elections where it is none of their durn business at Blogcritics.
If conservatives aren’t careful, their newly found desire to meddle in misc. “local” Congressional and Senate races is going to cause them no end of grief. Not only will it back-fire, but it will end up making them a laughing-stock.
This meddling is about several things. It is part of the ongoing purity war that will do nothing but doom us all to a life-time of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama. After repeatedly trying to figure out why someone would be so abjectly blind and stupidly want to doom a GOP Majority, there is only one logical conclusion. It is all about power. If we have a GOP majority, then certain far right, irrational conservative freaks like Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, and any number of pathetic bloggers and columnists will be forced to admit they were wrong. Trust me, these people would rather destroy the country than admit they were wrong.
We are also in one of those interesting periods of Republican politics where there is no “heir” apparent. The GOP has some excellent potential candidates. The Pink Flamingo cannot help but think some of this hyper-conservative manipulations is nothing but a run at poll positions for 2012. If so, then it is is war, plain and simple. We could be seeing supporters of one candidate doing underhanded things to destroy the chances of the supporters of another candidate or the candidate themselves.
It is obvious Jim DeMint is dealing with a little quest for power. Some tout his POTUS aspirations, another group thinks he is manipulating elections to propel himself into Mitch McConnell’s job. Then again there are some who theorize that the far right is engaged in a nasty and vicious war against Lindsey Graham because he is one of the few Republicans who could manage to pull in enough independent voters to actually defeat Barack Obama.
(NOTE: The Pink Flamingo did not come up with this theory, it was pointed out to her by a very unexpected source).
Then again, we currently hip-deep in a manufactured “populist” movement designed to promote the careers and ambitions of a couple of disgusting media personalities. The Pink Flamingo believes we are in the middle of a libertarian (read that Losertarian) assault on the GOP in order to weaken it and to make a heck of a lot of mischief. If you dig deep enought into this disgusting and populist tea party movement, the roots are either losertarian or something even nastier.