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“PR experience” does not mean “Foreign policy experience!”

Just because you travel to a foreign country and schmooze with the big wigs in said country, their children, take photos of the schmoozing, and write a book about it, does NOT mean that you have foreign policy experience. It means you have ass-kissing experience. Talking with a foreign minister’s wife about where you got your dress, or where she shops with her kids is not outlining how the US Government will be interacting with said country.


What’s worse is that this photo is undoctored

It wouldn’t bother me so much except that Hillary is using that to say “look what I have that Obama and McCain don’t.” Then, to top it off, she lies about how it happened? How did she think her little embellishment of the truth wouldn’t get out?

By saying what she did: “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” She would have us believe that the US Military put the first lady, and US citizens at risk of being killed just for a PR opportunity? Wouldn’t it make more sense to, oh, I don’t know, LAND SOMEWHERE ELSE? or if there was “sniper fire,” turn around and head back to the base you came from? It’s the first lady, not an Army unit, or a food chopper. They can cancel a PR trip. “No, no” says Hillary “We HAD to land and take photos. Many, many photos even at the risk of bullets zipping past.”


“Seriously Barak, the bullets were like PEEOOOOM!”

Do you realize that if she is citing that event as an example of her “foreign policy” experience, then Sinbad can also claim that he has foreign policy experience? (He was riding in the same chopper.) She’s saying that Sinbad risked getting killed to negotiate financial, social, and/or military interaction between Bosnia and the US?

Now she’s trying to backpedal from her little faux pa by saying: (this is EXACTLY what she said by the way) “I went to 80 countries, you know. I gave contemporaneous accounts, I wrote about a lot of this in my book. You know, I think that, a minor blip, you know, if I said something that, you know, I say a lot of things – millions of words a day – so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement.”

You know? You know?. . . Well, I know she has a lot of staff members looking over her speeches. You’re telling me she just blurted that out? You’re telling me that all her statements aren’t carefully choreographed for the media?

List of women who make better leaders than “Billary”

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March 25, 2008 Posted by | Don't taze me bro, News, Politics, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I want to be Captain Kirk!

I didn’t say William Shatner, I said Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. Seriously how cool would that be? The ship is cool, you’ve got a samurai at the helm, that alone should garner some kind of respect.

best damn ship in the galaxy
To boldy get the hell out!

You know what else is cool about Kirk? He gets to meet a ton of alien races and woo their women. Granted he got kind of soggy around the midsection lately, but back in the day of the original series he was the shit and according to aliens that would capture the crew, he was THE specimen for human men in the galaxy. Seriously if you’ve ever seen “The Gamesters of Triskellion” he kisses the green haired lady and says it was “helping.”
Her response? “Help me again!”

Helping people
“Helping” thousands around the galaxy

I’ve been watching the original series lately and there’s this look he had that I forgot about and apparently so did William Shatner. Either that or the old version of him can’t do it anymore.  He would get this look on his face like “oh is that so?” not quite furrowed, and maybe not pissed off, but not happy at all. He would then proceed to tell you what your problem is. There are times in the show where there isn’t anything going on and he has that look on his face. I would kill to be able to have that look!


Here’s how it’s going to be. . .

Again, I say, I would like to be Kirk, not Shatner. Kirk is unaware how cheesey and over dramatic he can be but if he has the above look on his face, he doesn’t give a shit either. He’s got a support staff that with advisement from Spock and McCoy will literally do anything he tells them to. (even if Uhura says “I’m frightened”) Seriously, it’s the look and the air of sheer confidence oozing out of his pores. Check out this site that a woman did, insisting that Kirk isn’t a womanizer.

January 15, 2008 Posted by | Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Don’t wait, it’s never going to get better

Directed towards those men and women who insist they’re in a good relationship but refuse to remove the blindfold to see that their ship is sinking. . .


BAAAAAAAD relationship. . .

I have the misfortune to sit in an area that has 1 person (only 1 out of 12) who has MASSIVE drama issues in her life. I’ve never spoken to the girl but just based on the yelling in phone conversations and the whiney voice I get to hear every afternoon around 3, I feel like I know everything about her;1.She’s in her late 40’s early 50’s (guys that sit around her say she’s a MILF, I say she’s a hag with the body of a 10 year old boy; no shape)
2.She has 4 kids. at least 1 is in high school, the other three range from 6 years old to 13. (I think one or all are from different daddies.)
3.She’s in the middle of a messy divorce, her soon-to-be ex husband is probably one of the weakest non-confrontational bastards I’ve ever heard (yes, heard. she used speakerphone once) he insists on only speaking to her on the phone.
4.She’s one of the most emotionally needy people I’ve heard. (actual comment: “I’ve never been alone, I’ve always needed someone living in the house ever since I have had kids”)
OK, that’s enough about her. The point:
I’ve had serious conversations with these types of people. I call them “maybe when” people. It’s fine while they’re dating because there’s no attachment yet, and either can walk away at any time. HOWEVER that’s not how they view it. In the conversation I had with one of these people: “I don’t know what I would do if I was alone, I need someone to be there even if it’s just to tell them what to do for/with me” So they go down the path to inevitable ruin;
1.He/She doesn’t take me seriously
2.I love her/him but he/she doesn’t love me the same way
3.I can’t stand being alone with myself I need to settle for this person
SO. . .
Maybe when we move in together it’ll get better
(then it snowballs from there:)
Maybe when we start having sex it’ll get better
Maybe when I convert to their religion/they convert to my religion it’ll get better
(the next two can go in any order when you start whoring)
Maybe when we get married it’ll get better
Maybe when we have a kid it’ll get better
Maybe when I get a new job and different hours it’ll get better
Maybe when we get our house it’ll get better
(and then the cycle repeats:)
Maybe when we move to another (house,state,country,planet, it doesn’t matter) it’ll get better
Maybe when we have our (2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc) kid, it’ll get better
Maybe when we have a (Boy/Girl) it’ll get better
Before you know it, you have 3-4 kids, a house, and share a bed with someone you finally realize you don’t care about or they don’t care about you. It’s at that point you either decide to divorce/separate or even worse: wait it out till you die. At this same point you then start burdening your friends, co-workers, rec league teammates, pretty much anyone/everyone you know about the problems you’re having.
MAYBE you pay a psychiatrist too much money just for them to tell you that you, they, or both have too many psychological issues to make it work. Marriage counseling is a big rip off too. It just delays the inevitable. The only way counseling or psychiatrists will work is if both people are willing to make DRASTIC changes to their personality. Guaranteed: either one or both of you is unwilling or too arrogant to do that. Besides that point, what if you like who you are and don’t need to change? Separation may be the answer.
ALL of this, and I mean ALL OF IT can be avoided if you use “dating” for what it was intended for: Getting to know each other. If you’re in a dating relationship (and I’m talking about DATING, not WHORING. That’s right, you can’t call it dating if the first thing you want to do is screw each other’s brains out.) then you’ll know if your future is with this person.
“But what if he/she is cute, and I’m homely looking?” The very next question you should ask yourself is; is it worth the aggravation? am I going to wake up someday and realize I’m stuck, I feel stuck, and taking a .45 to the head sounds pleasant? If you can’t stand to be alone with yourself, how dare you expect someone else to want to be with you. Maybe you should fix your own issues before you invite someone to take your load on their shoulders. The reverse is true too: Don’t take on someone else’s baggage hoping that by sharing the burden they’ll change. I promise you that load of baggage will only get bigger, and you will find yourself crushed under it eventually. “I have problems expressing myself. it’s hard to say what I’m feeling”
There’s nothing wrong with that, but you better not get into a relationship thinking that by “hiding a few things here and there” from the other person is going to be ok in the long-term. (and I’m not even talking about marriage.)
Bottom line: If you’re single, and can’t stand being single, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. Take a year, maybe 2 or even more; Get a hobby, maybe hang out with other single friends, join a rec league (hockey, baseball, football, tennis, etc.) turn down people who ask you out. SPECIFICALLY to see if you can. if you can’t: YOU STILL HAVE A PROBLEM. You should be able/prepared to live your life alone. If that’s impossible: YOU STILL HAVE A PROBLEM. Enjoy life with friends, family, etc. you don’t need someone else to justify or define your existence. If people don’t find you attractive, that’s their problem. Be secure and confident enough to respect yourself. If you can’t respect yourself, Dammit I’ll say it again; HOW DARE you expect someone else to respect you.


Bliss.

The only fee I charge for this information is the time it takes to read it. . .and thanks for that. if it wasn’t for the internet, I’d take friday afternoons and say this stuff on a crate with a bullhorn. (I’d probably wear a tuxedo with a top hat and cane too.) “hear ye, hear ye!”If you disagree that’s your funeral, but quit bitching about it while I’m trying to work, or while I’m getting ready to play hockey. It drives me and everyone within earshot up the fricken wall!

January 14, 2008 Posted by | Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment