Wednesday, December 23, 2009

More breaking news from President Dither:
Guantanamo Now Won't Close Until 2011

Apparently the feds can't scrape together the money it would cost to buy the Illinois prison they were planning to use for the terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo. Or at least that's how the NYT is reporting the story. Although it seems like the federal government finding $150 million to buy the Illinois prison would be something on the equivalent of me finding a quarter in my couch.

According to the White House, then, $150 million is money that can't be found to "restore the standards of due process and the core constitutional values that have made this country great." My God, do people remember what a huge moral issue he made of this during the campaign? Closing Gitmo was going to return America to the "moral high ground." It was going to make the entire planet love us again. Recall that he pledged to close the facility in the first 100 days of his presidency.

So OK, perhaps it isn't only the money, as the NYT reports--which may be why the NYT has the story, so they can spin it the way the White House wants it spun. Someone at the Washington Independent says that support was lost from Democrats when Obama recently announced that the Illinois facility might also be used to continue to hold terror suspects indefinitely without charge or trial. So then what's the incentive for supporting the move from Gitmo? What was it anyway--the logic always escaped me.

It's looking more likely all the time that the very first executive order that Obama signed, on his first day in office, may never come about. “There are at least two pieces of legislation that are going to have to go through this Congress before those prisoners can come here, said the Minority Leader of the House, Rep John Boehner (R-Ohio). "And I wouldn’t want to bet on when those two pieces of legislation will pass, if ever."

So far, I can't find where a whole lot of people are writing about this. You can bet, though that the Leftist wing-nuts are gonna go bananas when word gets out.

Crap, Mr. President, maybe this job is harder than it looks? Just sayin'.

I think he needs ANOTHER HAWAIIAN VACATION. Lady Michelle told her BFF Oprah that the family will vacation at Hawaii at Christmas "like we do every year"--yes, the long-standing family tradition that started in--2008. Oh no, please don't tell me we're going to be beset by more man-boob pics of Obama on the beach!

I found this next photo on Michelle Obama's Mirror's Blog, one of my favorite blogs, and I just had to post it somewhere, so I'll put it here.

Proof positive that Barack Obama has never done a real day's work in his life. Have you ever seen anyone who looks more awkward than he does when he's trying to "do normal"--bowling, bicyclying, and now digging. What were they thinking when they posed him with that pick axe? Plus the fey never-used white leather gloves? He needed gloves to take two whacks with that axe for the camera? Somebody ought to tell him to put his back into it, not his butt. This is even worse than when President Calvin Coolidge dressed up in an Indian headdress.

In a word, Obama is a sissy, and I don't like having a metrosexual sissy for a president.

Obama could learn a lot from these guys, and I don't just mean how to dig a hole.

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