Archive for May 7, 2010

…but getting involved in a Navy Seal event was really cool:

The Navy SEAL Warrior Fund began the day at the New York Stock Exchange, where Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire, USN, rang The Opening Bell at the NYSE. VADM Maguire is the deputy director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Ms. Tracy Tapper, surviving spouse of SOC David Tapper (Killed In Action, Afghanistan, August, 2003) and LT Jason Redman (Wounded In Action, Iraq, September, 2007), accompanied VADM Maguire.

Emotions ran high as dinner hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of the MSNBC Morning Joe Show emceed the evening events and celebrated the heroes in the audience. Not only did they offer uplifting and inspiring comments about the Navy SEALs and their service to this country, but also offered insights as to the impact the Navy SEAL Warrior Fund has on the families and dependents of Navy SEALs. They both thanked the New York City Police Department Honor Guard for presenting colors prior to the start of the dinner.

One of the reason why I like this crew (Joe, Mike, Barnicle and Willie) is they are the most “normal” of the morning people. They could fit in at any local diner around here.

And the timing is pretty good too because:

A Virginia military jury found a Navy SEAL not guilty Thursday on all charges he punched an Iraqi suspected in the 2004 killings of four U.S. contractors in Fallujah.

“I’m really happy right now,” Matthew McCabe, the Navy SEAL, told Fox News shortly after hearing the outcome of the court martial. “It’s an amazing feeling. I’m on cloud nine right now.”

That makes 3 for 3 acquittals for the seals on this. The administration’s decision to go after these guys was in my opinion disgraceful and political.

Glenn put it best:

They were betting on Navy SEALs wimping out. How smart was that? And now we know to regard future charges with skepticism.

Of course the administration thought so, how many actual Navy Seals or serving soldiers do they actually know outside of formal events?

I’ll bet Joe, Mika and particularly Barnicle could have told them these guys wouldn’t fold.

Of course they did!

Apparently 50% of the public has said they would vote for a generic opponent to this president if the election was held today.

Joe & co are correct it is very early and a lot will depend on what happens over the next couple of years but if they are surprised by this then they just haven’t been paying attention.

His numbers have been poor for his policies for quite some time, they have even said so. The surprise was that his re-election numbers hadn’t tanked earlier.

Somebody has got to hit some of these people with a reality stick. FAST!

Oh and a word to Republicans remember it only took 9 months for the president for the meme to change from realignment to crash and burn.

Update: Believe it or not they actually managed to do worse just an hour later.

Q; Why should Little Miss Attila be Governor of California instead of Arnold?

She uses simple logic while Arnold used simple political expediency. To wit:

The logical response to Deepwater Horizon would be to encourage more drilling in shallow water, where the rigs are reachable by land and the engineering is less challenging and costly—it’s also easier, cheaper and faster to clean up around these platforms if something should occur.

But of course that’s not the reaction we’re getting. Instead, Schwarzenegger has scrapped offshore drilling in the safer, shallower waters off of California, and the drilling off of Virginia has also been halted. It’s as if someone had been killed by falling off a ladder, trying to get at the apples on top of the tree, and in response we eschewed picking the low-hanging fruit and trying to muddle along without apples.

Environmentalism was once about conservation, it has instead become a de-facto religion for people who wanted to run away from Christianity.

As for the Terminator; he has really gone the full Kennedy hasn’t he?