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The “pull” of potential amnesty has been discussed at length.  What I’d like to see more discussion of is how the Obama administration’s failures in Central America are partly responsible for pushing people out of their native countries.

Michael Gonzalez:

“A country-by-country survey of the Obama administration’s actions in the Northern Triangle shows how the administration has sown instability in Central America by siding with former guerrillas who have ties to drug trafficking.”

When pre-pubescent kids are being murdered for their unwillingness to join Mara Salvatrucha, a Mad Max Thunderdome would sound like a welcome relief.

Let’s not forget that one of the Obama administration’s (and Clinton State Department’s) first foreign policy failures was siding with a Chavez-ista in the 2009 Honduran crisis.

Unfortunately, I don’t think even many conservative outlets will report this even though it is a more comprehensive critique of Obama due to the fact that it would suck oxygen away from amnesty related ratings-whoring.

(h/t Fausta posting at DaTechGuy)

I started out preferring that people use the term ISIS rather than ISIL. I mean, it rolls off the tongue a lot easier, and it looks like they could be a James Bond villain, or maybe GI-Joe or something.  But I’ve changed my mind.

The final “S” in ISIS hides the extent of ISIL’s ambition.  The “L” stands for the “Levant”, which Wikipedia tells me consists of “Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and part of southern Turkey (the former Aleppo Vilayet).”

That’s a lot different from just “Iraq and Syria”. If it were just that, we could maybe let them fight it out with the Iraqi and Syrian governments and let the chips fall where they may… and perhaps drop a few bombs afterwards.

The Levant is a much bigger deal, and doesn’t as easily lead to the conclusion that we can ignore them for a while and see what happens.

Riffing off of Veeshir’s post,

So the only way we “shouldn’t have gone into Iraq or Afghanistan”  is if we have decided we’re going to be wimpy loser who hide under our beds when the bad men come out.

I think in the future we will need to weigh the difficulty and likely duration of any military task against the perseverance of the American voting public. Which is to say that we probably won’t be doing things that maybe we should, just because political reality will set in and we’ll bail out.

In a similar vein, I’d like to quote myself on what I termed the “inverse sunk cost fallacy” back in 2007:

Democrats might accuse the Bushies of committing the “sunk cost” fallacy with respect to the Iraq war, particularly not wanting lives already lost to have been lost “in vain”. However, Democrats seem to be committing the opposite fallacy. Dem Presidential candidates are falling over each other trying to get out of Iraq – “it’s not worth another life.”

Oh really? Not one more life? What if it was just one more life to make it all work out, then would it be worth it? What if it was 100, or 500? The Democrats seem to be saying that leaving behind a reasonably stable Iraq just isn’t worth anything at all, which it clearly is. Has it been worth 3000+ KIA’s? I suppose that’s a matter of perspective. Is it worth something? Absolutely.

Clearly Obama did not value what was left him.  He put no effort into a SOFA.  He put no effort into Sunni-Shia political reconciliation.  He allowed Maliki’s government to so abuse the Sunnis that many are running into the arms of the guys who Al Qaeda thought were a bit over-the-top.

Heckuva job, Barry.

Now watch this drive

Oh, I dunno. I might specifically attend my National Security team’s briefing re Ukraine/Russia crisis. Maybe even skip golf or fundraising or jogging around the White House with Pluggy Joe in order to specifically make time for that. But then again, I’m just a simple Republican hatemonger, so what do I know?

h/t

Gorbachev tried to reform the USSR.  He ended up killing it.

It couldn’t be fixed.  Reforms only exposed its flaws.

So too, Obamacare.

From the type of people who brought us this

We now get this (the site has to be seen to be believed) (link fixed I think)

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As Ace writes about the minds behind this ad campaign.

And here is what they think appeals to you — pictures of young people in Party Hardy poses and daffy young stupid things who think Ryan Gosling is like sooo dreamy and my God where would I get birth control pills if Obama didn’t draw me a map?

Really?

If this actually is appealing to Millennials — and they find this to be non-demeaning — then every insult I’ve shot their way is true.

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For the record, I would be utterly unsurprised if this site was bullshit, but it looks like the official Colorado Obamadebaclecare site. The link above is to the page with all the ads they have.

The Schadenfreude is strong with this one:

Democratic officials said top administration aides got a close-up view of the cancellation controversy last week, when Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said at a closed-door meeting of the party’s rank and file that his son had received notice his coverage was being terminated.

Oh boy.

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If you like your doctor…

Posted: October 14, 2013 by Sean M. in Fun With Media, Lame, Liberal FAIL, Obama's Fault

…too bad, because he doesn’t work here anymore:

Hospitals, a reliable source of employment growth in the recession and its aftermath, are starting to cut thousands of jobs amid falling insurance payments and inpatient visits.

If you weren’t already sitting down, you might want to find a chair (or perhaps even a fainting couch) because the following is so stupid that it’s going to knock you right on your ass…

The payroll cuts are surprising because the Affordable Care Act (ACA), whose implementation took a big step forward this month, is eventually expected to provide health coverage to as many as 30 million additional Americans.

This is where most lefties and members of the press (BIRM) confuse the issue, sometimes deliberately, sometimes out of just plain stupidity. See, the thing is, health insurance and health care are two very different things. Since our writers (and there are two of them) claim to be surprised, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and guess that they’re tripped up by the fact that two out of the three words in “Affordable Care Act” are a teensy bit misleading.

Since supporters of this monstrosity are fond of saying, “Hey, everybody has to have car insurance!”–and note that they never call it car care–let’s use that as an analogy.

Not to give our friends on the left any bright ideas, but let’s say that tomorrow, a law would go into effect which stipulates that every man, woman and child in the country had to get car insurance, regardless of whether or not they owned a car or could even drive. Would this then mean that car dealerships auto parts stores and body shops would suddenly see a massive hiring boom? Of course not. Because those places don’t sell car insurance.

Furthermore, if the law mandated that businesses with a certain number of full-time employees had to pay for their car insurance, those automotive businesses might–surprisingly!–even start laying people off or trimming their hours in order to keep their costs low. This, in spite of the fact that millions of people who were previously uninsured now have access (mandated access, even) to car insurance.

Mind you, none of this even takes into account that some of these new customers were previously “uninsurable” (actually meaning that they couldn’t afford what companies would charge) because they were habitual drunk drivers, got into a lot of accidents, or were constantly getting speeding tickets. Or that some of these businesses (like the body shops) will have a hard time getting reimbursed by the government-run car insurance exchanges (State-Run Farm? Allpowerfulstate?) that a lot of these people buy their coverage from.

So, when you look at it that way, it’s maybe just a tad less surprising. But I’m not going to be surprised if we continue seeing such head-scratching going on from our betters in the MSM for quite a while.

Via Jim Treacher, who also scratches his head and asks, “Who could have predicted such a thing? For the past five years?”

What’s wrong with this picture?

Posted: October 13, 2013 by Sean M. in Liberal FAIL, Obama's Fault

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I think it was either Sun Tzu or Dick Cheney who said “Know your enemy,” so I occasionally follow that dictum by taking a look at Daily Kos. Apparently, though, they and their OFA buddies aren’t familiar with that piece of advice since John Boehner and Eric Cantor are pretty fucking far from “Tea Party Republicans.”
 
Hey, wait a minute…maybe this graphic is directed at Boehner and Cantor. As in, “You Two Squishes Tell those Tea Party Republicans Enough Already.” Well, that actually makes some sense.

FrnakJ Friday

Posted: September 20, 2013 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, It's Science!, Liberal FAIL

We’ve been seeing a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering why our self-proclaimed “Elite” are so fucking willfully-ignorant.

Like Ace and Nicole for instance.

Well, FrnakJ explained it all in a scientifical analysis of the left almost 10 years ago.

Most people stop at formal operational thought, but there is a lesser known fifth stage(3) that some reach and become trapped in called postoperational thought. This is when one’s mind becomes so overtaken by navel gazing and hypotheticals completely divorced from experience that his or her mental acuity now operates barely above the senorimotor stage. It’s a special state of stupidity that only the most intelligent can reach. To give an example, let’s say there is a tree lying in one’s path. If it were a simple creature approaching the tree, such as a dog, it would walk around the tree, not knowing of any other option. But, a very intelligent person in the postoperational thought stage could, using his vast intelligence, explain away the existence of the tree and walk right into it. A great intellect is required to be that dumb.

RTWT, it’s funny and spot on.

He’s been the laughtrack of the Funniest End Of Civilization Ever for a long time. He doesn’t just make you laugh, he explains how screwed we are while he’s doing it.