At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Shores of Tripoli

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli; (emphasis added)
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.
                                            --US Marine Corps Hymn

The DAILY MAIL reports: The U.S. government came under fire today for chartering a rescue boat for Americans stuck in Libya on a boat that is too small to cope with the rough Mediterranean sea. Hundreds of American citizens are spending a second night in Tripoli aboard the Maria Dolores, a small passenger ferry chartered by the U.S., trapped there because of adverse weather conditions.

At the same time larger Greek and Turkish vessels have transported thousands of their own citizens to safety, crossing the choppy water to mainland Europe.

So while President Obama dithers, US Citizens remain in jeopardy. I don't think that anyone is surprised that this indecisive metrosexual cur can't make up his mind.  For more on this, check out Gateway Pundit.

Hey Barry O, take a bow!


Guy Average said...

I don't think he is as incompetent as he is purposely acting to make the US look bad. IMHO.

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

Sh*t happens... Also, what if that bow from awhile back was Mr. Obama amusing himself?

LL said...

Guy Average- I don't think Obama is organically stupid, I think he's working hard against America's best interests.

Wesley- I have more recent photos of Obama bows... and the King of Saudi Arabia presented him with a gold medal. But he wasn't bowing down to receive it... so maybe it was somewhat recreational.

Euripides said...

That sounds like a good epithet for Obama: "The Ditherer in Chief." His inability to cope with the Mideast and with Muslim states in general certainly support the claim.

WoFat said...

Our president is an international joke.

Teresa said...

Obama is a joke, a really bad joke. This administration is the most ignorant in history.

Toyin O. said...

This administration is certainly getting less popular by the minute.

Race Bannon said...

Can you imagine if this had happened under Bush? It would be the headline for weeks.

BobG said...

That photo always puts a bad taste in my mouth.

LL said...

Bob G - Yeah, but he bows to everyone, so the king shouldn't feel THAT special.

Race - True, the media would have made Bush a laughing stock - and obama keeps the hits coming with the "daily outrage".

Toyin O - The result of what he's been doing is starting to come home to roost and people are coming to understand that his policies are disastrous.

Teresa - They've left a stain on our honor with our allies that we will have to work hard to erase.

WomanHonorThyself said...

oh my eyes!..that pic says it all..sigh...

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