Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Un. Fucking. Believable.

Yesterday was not a good day. I'd read about Mr. Hopeychangy's plan to drop our injured vets and his defunding of the Federal Flightdeck Safety Officer Program. I did some surfing around to find out more and the more I read, the more I just went ballistic. I've written a couple of posts and had to trash them because they devolved into barely semi-coherent run on sentences that would be generous to call rants.

First off, to take $2M from the FDSO and try to tout his "fiscal responsibility" in the face of the 9000 earmarks in the last bill is the acme of delusional thought.

Second, the end of the FDSO program means we're taking a step backwards in the safety of air travel. Full Stop.

Now, about the whole leaving the vets high and dry.

I'm surprised at myself. I would have thought that the man who supposedly is the commander-in-chief of our armed forces would have the honor to support these men and women. Why would I think that this person would have anything that would even simulate honor, or integrity, or well, guilt.

This just illustrates the type of thing we've put in the oval office. Billions for the entitlement generation that put him in there. Less than nothing for the man and women who, voluntarily, have given up basic rights to protect us. Did you get that, us. We. You and I. Everyone in this country. There's no picking and choosing for them. They can't say, "I'm here for you but not you.", or "This deserves protection, but that doesn't." I guess that's the pervue of the Yes We Can crowd.

It must be getting crowded under that bus.

7 comments:

TXGunGeek said...

How can it be a surprise? He started his presidency by being the first president to skip the Salute To Heroes inaugeration ball.

Christina LMT said...

The sad thing is that I believe he truly is oblivious to the effect this kind of behavior and these kind of decisions is going to have on the general public. I guess in a way I should be happy that he's committing career suicide, but it leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.

Old NFO said...

DopeyChangey is going full bore to bury us... sigh...

Somerled said...

I alternate between laughing and cussing the teleprompter-challenged "jug eared clodhopper".

Obama was very merry when he signed the stimulus bill carefully written by Chris Dodd and his own tax-dodging treasury secretary as to protect those AIG bonuses they're all outraged about now.

The simple truth is that he's ruled by emotions, nothing more than feelings. That's why he goes whatever way the leftist wind pushes him.

Haji said...

If that's a rant, I'm down with it! I really hope the Obamanation is committing career suicide...but is he really? I wonder lately if America really is the center-left country it appears to be right now, rather than the center-right country I grew up in.

Brigid said...

The FFDO thing started as an "editorial" that was not based in fact. A lot of the information, good AND bad in it, was wrong. The program is alive and well, and money has been put aside for another training center. No one with any day to day dealings with the program has any information that this was nothing more than one guys "editorial" that the media took and ran with.

phlegmfatale said...

That we have yet to see the full scope of his dirtbaggery is the truly scary part, imho. Heaven preserve us.