Monday, June 11, 2012

Intelligence Leaks Lack Intelligence; Shut The F^ck Up!; Barbara Walters: Her Ethics in Question; Will Holder Be Held in Contempt?; Bain Attack Ads Did Not Work; A School Principal Without Principles; The Beatles: 50 This Week; Madonna's Nip Slip

Goldman Sachs Hires Single Morally Decent Human Being To Work In A Separate Enclosed Cubicle...The Onion

  • During World War II, the Allies were able to read German intelligence information thanks to the outstanding work of Polish and British mathematicians. They cracked the Enigma Code. Knowing the Enigma Code enabled Allies to fool German forces prior to the Battle of Normandy, one of the main turning points of WWII that led to the defeat of Germany. The breaking of that code was kept secret for over 30 years. If reports coming out of The New York Times and Congress are accurate, the Obama administration has been able to keep our  sensitive intelligence secrets secret for about 5 minutes.

  • In just the last year,  sensitive national security leaks from the administration and our government detailed the operational raid on the killing of bin-Laden by Navy SEALs. Leaks also led to informing the entire world that Pres. Obama has a "kill list."  And within the last two weeks, leaks informed the world we helped create the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran's nuclear program.
  • Many are speculating the release of the leaks have been purposeful to prop-up Pres. Obama as a hard-nosed war-time president. And it's not only Republicans taking the administration to task for these leaks, it's also Democrats, liberal Democrats at that. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said, "I've been on the Intelligence Committee for 11 years, and I have never seen it this worse." And Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) said he plans on holding hearings about the leaks.  How angry are many former government officials? This angry. Former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, told National Security Advisor Tom Donilon to "shut the f%$k up."

  • Whatever the reason for these leaks, one thing is absolutely certain: they harm our national security. They also place our covert agents in danger. In addition, Iran knowing about our involvement in creating the Stuxnet virus can be used against us---virally (I think I just made up a new word). In the opinion of many, these leaks amount to treason.

  • Say it ain't so Barbara Walters. In case you missed the news because of all the news in the last several weeks, you might not have heard about what Walters did recently. It was revealed she actually helped Sheheraad Jaafari, a top aide to Syrian dictator and mass murderer, get a job.  After Jaafari arranged to get Walters an interview with Assad, Walters, for some strange reason, felt obligated to help this bitch out.  And although Walters told Jaafari it would be a serious conflict of interest for her to help Jaafari out, Walters proceeded to contact network executives at CNN and ABC to take Jaafari on as an employee. Last January, Jaafari also asked Walters to help her get into Columbia University. Several days later, Walters pressed the former news chief of ABC, Richard Wald (also a Columbia lecturer), to help Jaafari get accepted into Columbia. Ward responded he would contact the university to give Jaafari special attention for admission.  Jaafari is now part of the fall 2012 class. According to journalists, Walters violated every rule of journalistic ethics. Yet, how many people even know this story.  Walters said she "regrets" helping Jaafari. The question now should be: what price will Walters pay for this transgression of journalist ethics? I say probably a new TV show. Washington Post and NY Post

  • CBS is now reporting that the House will vote next week whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder (who never met a terrorist he didn't like) in contempt. According to reports, it stems from his failure (how many is that now) to submit more documents that were subpoenaed in October 2011. We can only pray the vote is one for contempt for this sleazebag.
  • You might recall that Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark and rising African-American in the Democrat Party, was the first to publicly disagree with Obama's attacks on Romney's Bain tenure. According to The New York Post, a high level Obama official said that Booker is now "dead to us." I wonder of Bill Clinton and Rendell are also "dead" to them.
  • By the way, those attacks on Romney and Bain, the Monmouth University poll found---by a margin of 2-1---Americans find capital venture firms are good for the economy.
  • You want to be stupid enough to buy a new pair of Nike's new Kanye's "Airs." You can. All you have to do is come up with $245.

  • You probably never heard of principal Greta Hawkins of Edna Cohen School in Coney Island, but you should (that's her image above). She decided that the song, "God Bless The USA" by Lee Greenwood would offend other cultures and it would be too adult for 5 year olds to understand. So what did this genius decide to do for the June 20th commencement? She replaced the song with "Baby" by Justin Bieber.  In other words, lyrics like, "God bless the USA" will now be, "And I was like baby, baby, baby, ooh...Like baby, baby, baby, no..." Sometimes one has to wonder where educators like Hawkins come from.  In 2009, she was reprimanded for say, "I'm black. Your previous principal was white and Jewish. More of us are coming."  God help our children.

  • This week, The Beatles turned 50. Good run.

  • And the same week they turned 50,  Madonna decided to show her nipple at a concert in Istambul, Turkey. I sense "desperation" at a career on the back side of life.