Random Thoughts 5/6/13

The President and the First Lady are proud of Jason Collins who they, no doubt, never met. Me, I don’t care. It’s not ‘don’t care’ as in apathetic, it’s don’t care as in I don’t care about sexual orientation. I’ve know too many great gay folks over the years to use that as a basis for any judgment resulting in pride. I’ve been proud of them for their behavior, professionalism or character but not due solely to sexual orientation. 40 years ago ‘coming out’ was a big deal, not so much anymore. I’m trying to figure out, other than another meaningless ‘first’, what there is to be proud of. If sexual orientation is ‘wired’, which I tend to believe it is in the vast majority of cases, are the Obamas proud because of how Mr. Collins is ‘wired? The sexual orientation of an essentially third tier player at the end of his career should not be a big deal. I know it is to some, but it shouldn’t be. Oops just saw the headline Mr. Collins will headline a DNC fund raising event. Got my answer!

The President’s ‘red line’ is a wonderful example of why he should say less, consider carefully and do more. It’s a dramatic and yet all too frequent example of the President not fully considering consequences. In this case, the consequence is credibility, most crucially with Russia, China and Iran assuming we had any left. To make matters worse the New York Times reports that an unnamed Obama aid tells the Grey Lady that; “If he (Assad) drops sarin gas on his own people, what’s that got to do with us?” It’s the credibility stupid! Best to be quiet and keep them guessing than to open one’s mouth and confirm the worst.

Benghazi could begin to blow up on the administration this week, but only if the majority of the media gets on the story; meaning that the evidence and testimony is so overwhelming that they are forced into it. Which news outlet leads with what story on Wednesday night’s network news, and what’s above the fold on Thursday morning will tell the tale; reporting or rationalization? Talking about or talking points.

There can be little doubt that with Benghazi as the current primary piece of evidence, any semblance of the truth or truth telling has become so politicized as to position the people who represent us (with some exceptions) as the greatest threat to our well being and security.

I want the Kardashians off my TV!

The testimony in Dr. Gosnell’s trial is so horrific that both sides of the abortion issue should find some sliver of common ground. That common ground is adoption; promoted and supported by both sides of the argument.

Note to Senator Rubio, if Chuck Schumer is smiling, you’re in trouble.

  • Bob

    Random Thoughts:

    Perhaps someone on the left can explain why when the pro-choice groups send out their armies of anti-regulation/restriction protesters at Congress it’s O.K. BUT they go ballistic when ever the NRA members or lobbist advocate the same anti-regulation/restriction position?

    Perhaps the pro-choice people could explain why a woman 6 months pregnant who smoked or drink should be arrested but it’s O.K.to inject a drug into a babies heart to stop it?

    Perhaps someone on the left could explain the presidents hypocrisy below:


  • Bob

    The link didn’t seem to take.Here it is:


  • Bob

    More Random Thoughts:

    Perhaps someone on the left can explain why a 15 year old is considered an adult in order to buy the morning after pill BUT a 26 year old is considered a child in order to be carried on his parents health care?

    Perhaps Rev.Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can explain why they aren’t outraged by a BLACK doctor killing a BLACK patient and babies BUT if it was a white doctor they would have been in the cameras face 24/7

    “The best arguement against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter”….Sir Winston Churchill

  • Bob

    “Random Thoughts on Fast and Furious”

    The President on his recent trip to Mexico said:

    “Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.So we will keep increasing the pressure on gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico.”