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The Charge of the Lightweight Brigade ... Mark Steyn
Steyn Online ^ | 20 Mar 2014 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 03/22/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan

I heard the "leader of the free world" on the radio this morning speaking from the White House on Russia's annexation of the Crimea. President Obama's big thought was about the "choices that the Russian government has made". It was delivered in the condescending tone of a grade-school guidance counselor lecturing Little Vladdy on the "bad choices" he kept making, and what's more "choices that have been rejected by..." Stand well back! "...the international community".

Other than that, the President announced he was imposing "sanctions" for more individuals in the Russian government thinking of visiting Disneyland or opening a savings account with the First National Bank of Dead Cactus Junction. If you're one of those so named and your wife's hassling you for a weekend of shopping on Madison Avenue or Rodeo Drive, tough: Obama's put you on the No-Shop list. For anybody in the Kremlin who still bothers watching US government press conferences, the only real danger from American "pressure" is that you may die laughing.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; marksteyn; russia; steyn; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/22/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Miss Crabtree - Obama - tries to rap her ruler on the knuckles of a twelve-hundred-pound gorilla in the classroom.

It’d be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 10:04:17 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Rummyfan
So, if you're dispatching a team of fully credentialed experts from the Department of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Gender Fluidity Studies at Princeton to meet with Mr Museveni, make sure he's sheathed the spears in the umbrella stand on the far side of the office.

Thus, American foreign policy of the higher consciousness: no gunboat diplomacy, just gayboat diplomacy.

...

So, while Putin, the mullahs, and the Chinese Politburo enjoy the run of the planet, US foreign policy is, as those kids who make "bad choices" like to say, "totally gay".

3 posted on 03/22/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
....the President announced he was imposing "sanctions" for more individuals in the Russian government thinking of visiting Disneyland or opening a savings account with the First National Bank of Dead Cactus Junction. If you're one of those so named and your wife's hassling you for a weekend of shopping on Madison Avenue or Rodeo Drive, tough: Obama's put you on the No-Shop list. For anybody in the Kremlin who still bothers watching US government press conferences, the only real danger from American "pressure" is that you may die laughing.

ROTFL!

4 posted on 03/22/2014 10:07:36 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Rummyfan

That’s where Obama got his campaign theme:

“Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Someone had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 10:14:10 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Rummyfan

The problem, as others have pointed out many times, is not the homosexual sitting in the White House. Its the 51% of Americans who thought he was the cat’s meow.

Politics always must rest upon a moral foundation. In the absence of that foundation you get what you get which is evil limited only by its sheer incompetence. And a populace that can’t figure out what is wrong if they can ever be roused to think about it at all.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 10:17:25 AM PDT by marron
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To: Rummyfan
Obama's foreign policy is guy. No surprise there.

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8 posted on 03/22/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Rummyfan

Putin’s advance is “flawed logic,” unlike 99% of the DNC platform, which advocates all-abortion-all-the-time and welfare as good for minorities, and advocates adding millions of unskilled laborers to a supply-heavy market as a way to give people a path to the middle class.

And Joe “flawed logic” Biden, good old Original Joe, himself advocates the logical tactic of shooting all of your shotgun’s rounds into the air, effectively disarming yourself, as a way to defend against intruders.


10 posted on 03/22/2014 10:19:03 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Rummyfan

The next step for Obama will be to send Elton John and Billie Jean King to punish the Russians.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 10:20:47 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Rummyfan
Being a Canadian and all Mr Steyn wouldn't appreciate the importance of this but....you've gotta admit that Osama Obama’s bracket picks are lookin’ pretty darn good!
13 posted on 03/22/2014 10:24:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Rummyfan
Thus, American foreign policy of the higher consciousness: no gunboat diplomacy, just gayboat diplomacy.

The purpose of NASA -- promote Islam.
The purpose of the Defense Department -- promote homosexuality.
The purpose the the State Department -- promote homosexuality.

What kind of president so we have, exactly? I think the answer is entirely too obvious.

14 posted on 03/22/2014 10:32:57 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: JLS

Steyn ping.


15 posted on 03/22/2014 10:42:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Rummyfan
President Obama's big thought was about the "choices that the Russian government has made".

Cue mental image of Churchill wagging his finger at Hitler and scolding him about the choices that he has made.

16 posted on 03/22/2014 10:45:13 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: marron

Yes, and we still have a problem when a large minority in those polls we see still support this evil azzhole. That’s right, they’d vote for him again.


17 posted on 03/22/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Rummyfan

I knew that Putin’s tough guy posturing was going to bring out the weakest in Obama as the latter tries to ‘man up’ and hurts himself trying.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 11:11:19 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Gay State Conservative

If that is the case the fix is in. Bet heavy on his picks.


19 posted on 03/22/2014 11:15:06 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Rummyfan

Just as Obama has displaced Jimmy Carter as America’s worst president, he’s also threatening to dislodge Neville Chamberlain from his 80-year-old perch as the universal metaphor for weakness in the face of aggression. How will we survive the next three years?


20 posted on 03/22/2014 11:53:34 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Rummyfan

The American People get the politicians they deserve. We got this clown and his aides. Predictably they blundered and will continue to blunder as it is their nature, their essence their very being. The clown in the White House is a symptom of an underlying malaise in our body politic. The issue has become; will we survive as a Republic the next three years?


21 posted on 03/22/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: DPMD

I like the way Biden in one foolish episode said, “Just put that double barrelled shotgun and fire two blasts.” Put the shotgun where, Joe? I know exactly where I would like for Joe to put HIS shotgun.


22 posted on 03/22/2014 12:30:19 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: ClearCase_guy

The obvious answer is that he is the sort who is not allowed to exist openly in Islamic countries.


23 posted on 03/22/2014 12:33:50 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Jack Hammer
Miss Crabtree - Obama - tries to rap her ruler on the knuckles of a twelve-hundred-pound gorilla in the classroom.

While tying up five of his precious CVN's nose-to-stern at three adjacent quays at Norfolk, as if he were inviting a repeat of Pearl Harbor.

If Russia or China did pull the trigger, it would be "Holder's People" who'd pay the biggest butcher's bill. Think Barky cares about his "dawgs", tho'? ..... Not a chance in hell.

Guy's the worst kind of slime in the universe, an upper-middle-class guy with a grudge and an itch to show off on the world stage and make everybody else pay for his childhood discontents.

24 posted on 03/22/2014 1:08:33 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Predictably they blundered .....

You think all this evil is unintentional? Try again.

25 posted on 03/22/2014 1:10:56 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

It is hard to discriminate between bad bungling and intentional harm. In either case America is being badly damaged.


26 posted on 03/22/2014 1:13:57 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
No contest there, and, unfortunately, no doubt.

We should be having some really big trials somewhere, revolving around the phrase "manifest injury to the People and Government of the United States."

27 posted on 03/22/2014 1:17:09 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Rummyfan

Obama motto...... Make AIDS, not war!


28 posted on 03/22/2014 1:20:57 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Rummyfan.


29 posted on 03/22/2014 1:56:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; Bluestocking
How will we survive the next three years?

The issue has become; will we survive as a Republic the next three years?





Are you still killing your unborn?

-- GOD


 

30 posted on 03/22/2014 5:22:39 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Rummyfan

America is a LAUGHING STOCK!!


31 posted on 03/23/2014 4:22:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

BINGO!!! We have a GAY MUSLIM for Prez.


32 posted on 03/23/2014 4:23:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 7:35:22 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Rummyfan

Putin, Putin, Putin . . .

34 posted on 03/25/2014 3:29:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Rummyfan

Let’s face it, our “President” is a pansy!


35 posted on 03/25/2014 7:30:30 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Jeff Chandler; All
Check out the "body language"...hands, legs, posture, position of head, eye contact, etc...

Imagine ANY other previous recent U.S. President in the same seat as President Obama...include Pres. Carter...what do you see? Not helpful, just amusing to contemplate, IMHO!

NOTE: This is a color-blind post. I am just saying "previous Presidents", all of whom happen to be white and male...body language is body language, it's a neutral concept.

36 posted on 03/26/2014 11:41:48 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: colorado tanker

Your picture is backwards. The giveaway is the dogs on the tie who are facing the wrong way.


37 posted on 03/31/2014 12:09:45 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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