December 24, 2012

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (122412)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.




  1. Syrians call Obama’s bluff:

    So Much for That Red Line… Medics Say Poisonous Gas Sprayed in Homs, Syria (Video)

    So what is he going to do now? Show his impotency by feckless incompetent posturing in front of the Russian Navy stationed off the coast of Syria? Will the 6th Fleet be forced to hurl Tomahawk missiles over the Russian Fleet to get at some empty plot of land in Syria to make an inane point?

    Will the Russians think better of their position supporting the Syrian dictator and withdraw leaving Bashar al-Assad to his fate?

    Lots of questions to which I suspect Obama doesn’t even have the first clue in answering responsibly because he put us in the position in the first place. This is all Obama’s community organizer foreign policy – hurl accusations and stir up the hornets nest to see how other people respond to the unfolding disaster taking credit for any meager positive outcome.

    Comment by dscott — December 24, 2012 @ 9:33 am

  2. This now going to look awkward because of the comment above about Syria, but…

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Comment by zf — December 24, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

  3. Merry Christmas to bureaucrats from Obama:

    Spending By Federal Government To Increase 55% Under Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Plan…

    “His plan does claim $800 billion in spending reductions over ten years, but these claims are more than offset by new spending increases: increasing spending above BCA limits ($1,200 billion); paying for the doc fix ($400 billion); new transportation stimulus spending ($50 billion), and; a one-year extension of unemployment insurance ($30 billion). After subtracting the president’s savings from his spending increases, over the next 10 years the President’s proposal actually spends $880 billion more

    Only in Washington is there a savings while simultaneously engaging in spending increases. We don’t have a spending problem, we have a funding problem. /snark/

    Comment by dscott — December 25, 2012 @ 7:54 am

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