One thing I like about New Yorkers… their willingness to tell the boss to go to hell.
New York Mayor and noted dwarf, Michael Bloomberg, demanded that citizens flee the city because of a much hoped-for (by democrats and the media) disaster of Biblical proportion. He closed the subways and bus lines to ensure a greater level of Chinese fire drill-ed-ness as the dreaded Irene advanced on the whole Gothamed City.
And an estimated 330,000 Yankee fans told him to piss up a rope and went to work as usual.
That’s who American are… not the cringing, bedwetting drones that democrats and the Obama Regime are trying to force us to be.
So the “piss off” also goes to the Least Qualified Man in Any Room He Enters yet again.
And speaking of… The Boy President even put away his XBox 360 and reluctantly left the links in The Vineyard for a campaign photo op taking personal control of the impending watery Armageddon.
He is shown in the little chair again just like he was when SEAL Team Six, under the capable direction of the CIA’s Leon Panetta and SecDef Robert Gates, cancelled Uncle bin’s last hala meal; for that photo all he had to do was sit there and “watch” an imaginary “real time” video of the assault. It’s what he do best.
And no this is not Monday morning quarterbacking.
Leadership is not defined by “Run Awaaaaay…..!!” as repeatedly uttered by The Pythons’ King Arthur when facing even slight danger.
Leadership is President Bush at Ground Zero, September 11, 2001.
Leadership is Jack Kennedy in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Leadership is General McAuliffe saying “Nuts” to the Germans who demanded he surrender his command at The Bulge.
What we have in the White House is the most craven, whimpering son of bitch we’ve had since Bill Clinton.
Every day he is in office he is far from ineffectual, he is a constant threat to national security.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I opposed the MLK Memorial being placed on the National Mall. Try as blacks and left-wing honkies might, King doesn’t measure up to the like of Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington or the 58,000 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
It’s similar what has happened to flying the U.S. flag at half-staff; it is often lowered for dumbass teens killed in car wrecks. It’s the highest national tribute there can be for an American in my book and should be reserved, without political influence, for such worthy individuals.
Okay… the Memorial itself also sucks because MLK as rendered does look a little Asian, and in a way I can understand that. A Chi-com sculptor seldom gets to create anything other than Mao, so naturally it’s hard to do a round-faced, black guy without letting a little little Oriental in there.
“The waterfall runs into a crescent-shaped granite Inscription Wall that’s 450 feet long. On the wall are 14 quotations from King representing his prescriptions for the Beloved Community that, I suspect, is what he’s gazing at beyond the Tidal Basin.”
“Could the statue not have been made of granite from ‘the hilltops of New Hampshire,’ which King referenced in his ‘I have a dream’ speech, or Vermont, or any other U.S. state, rather than the (slave) quarries of Communist China?”
- And of course the structure sucks because of this… a quote on the wall leading away from the huge block of Chinese granite reads, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice” –one of President Obama’s favorites–is not King’s. It is Theodore Parker’s, a Bostonian abolitionist and Unitarian minister who died in 1860. And a white dude.
- The New York Post‘s Bob Milloy sees a “stern colossus, dressed no less in a style of suit similar to ones found on many statues of Stalin.”
Naturally, when it comes to blacks and the constant use and abuse of MLK’s legacy it never ends:
One prominent chiseled quote reads, “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”
The full and therefore accurate quote is “Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.”
But naturally the complete destruction of King’s “dream” is the following… and any time a King family member is involved, you know it’s going to be embarrassing, involve graft and corruption, and dumb as a post:
I give you the educated, refined and always appropriate daughter of the late civil rights leader, Bernice King:
“But as I close, I close with the recognition that daddy is standing, Lincoln is seated. Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence. Daddy being remembered as standing up for truth and standing up for justice and standing up for righteousness and standing up for peace and standing up for freedom. Daddy is now standing on the National Mall in our nation’s capital.” Video here.
Something like this would have been far more appropriate, but then whatta I know…. I’m a white dude.