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The Truth: ‘2014 The Most Lethal Year For Global Terrorism In The 45 Years Such Data Has Been Compiled.’ Versus Obama/Democrat LIES

February 27, 2015

Jesus summed up my central problem with Barack Hussein Obama:

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” — John 8:32

And:

“For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” — John 18:37

Barack Obama has long-since dedicated his life to being Lucifer’s stooge in order to prevent as many people – and the whole world – from recognizing the truth, understanding the truth, believing the truth.  He has surrounded himself with like-minded demon-possessed LIARS like John Kerry and Susan Rice and whoever is his blathering mouthpiece at the moment in the White House Press Secretary position.

It is as simple as truth versus reality:

Intel chief says 2014 deadliest year for terror ever recorded, in counter to upbeat Kerry
Published February 26, 2015
·FoxNews.com

The top U.S. intelligence official on Thursday gave a drastically different assessment than Secretary of State John Kerry of the terror threat — declaring 2014 the deadliest year for global terrorism ever recorded, after Kerry claimed that threat was diminishing.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, testifying on Capitol Hill, catalogued the growing terror-fueled violence in stark terms.

“When the final accounting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years such data has been compiled,” Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

He offered statistics that would appear to challenge other administration officials’ claims that the country and world are safer today.

A day earlier, Kerry testified at a separate hearing that, “Despite ISIL, despite the visible killings that you see and how horrific they are, we are actually living in a period of less daily threat to Americans and to people in the world than normally; less deaths, less violent deaths today, than through the last century.”

That prompted a quick response from lawmakers and from inside the intelligence community.

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn , former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told Fox News that Kerry is “out of touch with reality, he clearly is not listening to the entire U.S. intelligence community.”

Clapper on Thursday said that in 2013, about 11,500 worldwide attacks killed about 22,000 people. But in the first nine months alone of 2014, he said, preliminary data from a University of Maryland research unit show nearly 13,000 attacks killed 31,000 people.

Half of those attacks and fatalities were in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, he said. He said the Islamic State conducted more attacks than any other terror group in those first nine months.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, asked Thursday about the apparent discrepancy in the two officials’ remarks, said he thinks Kerry was referring to the success in pressuring ISIS leadership.

I can only guess that the White House Secretary of Lies was referring to the fact that if Obama pronounces Islamic State a “JV team,” then a JV team they shall forever remain.  Just keep lying and lying and then lying some more.  And of course as the Democrat – Hillary Clinton – who will take over the role of “Liar in Chief,” put it, “What difference does it make?”

Barack Obama is the living embodiment of the Big Brother mindset:

“WAR IS PEACE,” “FREEDOM IS SLAVERY,” “IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”

“War IS peace” under the cancer of this presidency.  Because there is war all around us, with our enemies dedicated to the proposition of destroying us and enslaving those whom they don’t crucify, behead, bury alive, or burn alive.

If Obama’s policy isn’t “Ignorance is strength,” then why has he been saying so many transparently false things and telling his professional liars to go on the airwaves to repeat those lies over and over and over again?

And you just watch Obama’s avalanche of taxesattack against profitregulations, penalties, bureaucratic Stalinism (whether you’re talking about the FCC, the EPA, the NLRB, etc.), an unprecedented attack on a previously free press, to see that Obama believes that “Freedom is slavery.”  This is a man who believes as Stalin believed that he has the right – because there is no “God” but GOVERNMENT – to DICTATE to us and IMPOSE on us what our “rights” are and what our “freedoms” are.  Because “Freedom is slavery” to this forerunner of the coming Antichrist who will follow in Obama’s example as the ultimate “freedom is slavery” tyrant.

Two hundred thousand human beings have been butchered in Syria in the climate of Obama’s cowardly and dishonest “red line” (that has made us an unfeared, pathetic joke among our enemies) and some four million human beings have fled.  We have established under this presidency the largest caliphate – now literally the TWO largest caliphates - dedicated to genocide and slavery in the entire history of planet earth.  We have wars and rumors of wars.  And Obama is making the following pronouncements:

“I mean, the truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to be — if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time. The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.”

He is a pathologically dishonest liar who has surrounded himself with pathologically dishonest liars.

The Bible described this moment thousands of years ago:

“They offer superficial treatments for my people’s mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace.” — Jeremiah 6:14

I am declaring for you with all the force of the prophets who declared the Word of God, Democrat, that hell is coming for you.  There is a moment coming when you shall stand before a just and holy God before His Great White Throne and FIRE will be pouring out of the wheels of that chariot throne as God requires you to give an account for why you personally participated in the murder of more than sixty million innocent human beings AND COUNTING in Democrat abortion mills.  Because if you ever ONCE voted “Democrat” you voted for abortion.  God is going to hold you to account for your sticking your middle finger up at God and screaming, “God ahead and burn me according to your Word!  But I want homosexual sodomy to be imposed on my nation!”  God is going to hold you to account for your refusal to help God’s saints of whom He declared “The world was not worthy of them”:

There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection.  Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.  They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated–the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. — Hebrews 11:35a-39

As we speak, Christians are being tortured and murdered and persecuted in greater numbers than they have ever been in all human history -  as we speak Islamic State is threatening to murder more than 200 Christians after having mass-beheaded 21 Christians whom Obama cowardly and dishonestly referred to as “Egyptian citizens” to cover-up the crime of people he won’t call “Islamic” against victims he won’t identify as Christians and Jews.  The enemies of God are burning God’s people alive and you won’t lift a finger to help them.  And YOU’RE going to burn alive for your cowardice and cynicism and wickedness.

You go ahead and call yourself a “Christian” the way Barack Obama says he’s a “Christian” after rejecting the Bible’s message that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no one comes to the Father except by Him and instead believes in a demonic “social gospel” of “collective salvation” that fixates not just on works but on the work of human government to impose a welfare state.  You go ahead and call yourself a “Christian” and confidently declare that God hates babies and that you were a good person for having millions of babies murdered in abortion-genocide.  You go ahead and preach that more dead babies than any time in human history is actually a good thing that God smiles down upon in spite of what His Word declares.  You go ahead and assure me that God loves homosexuality in spite of everything His Word declares to the contrary.  You go ahead and preach that the depraved elevation of homosexuality beyond anything a depraved world ever did in all of history is a good thing.

You go ahead and burn in hell with your false messiah.

The Bible prophetically declares in advance that the Tribulation that will be the wrath of God on a godless world will officially begin when Israel signs a seven-year covenant with the world political leader that the Bible calls the “Antichrist” and “the beast.”  And we can easily see that this administration under Obama and the godless stench of the Obama presidency has pushed Israel to the point where they will look around and see NO ONE to help them.  The United States – Israel’s staunchest ally – has under Obama turned against Israel and is actively helping Iran to ultimately obtain nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles to deliver them.  And it is because of YOU, Democrat, it is because of YOU, progressive liberal, it is because of YOU, secular progressive, that Israel will sign that covenant with the beast.

Eternity itself will literally not last long enough for you to suffer for what you’ve done and the unholy LIES you participated in and supported and voted for.

Soon – I believe in our lifetimes – a man is coming who will offer you everything Obama promised and then some.  The Bible calls him the “beast,” and he will give you Democrats and progressive liberals and secular humanists the ultimate big government that you have yearned for.  And the Bible promises that you will burn in hell with him and share his judgment.

Hell is coming for you.  You still have time to repent.  But you will not repent because your soul swims in the lies of the world, the flesh and the devil.

 

Boy, Did Sam’s Club And My Asurion Warranty Ever Come Through For Me

February 26, 2015

I bought a Samsung tablet about a year and a half ago and meant to use it at my gym to listen to music during my cardio sessions.  But I started watching a TV program and didn’t need the tablet for that.  So the tablet didn’t get much use in spite of the many excellent features it had.

Anyway, I switched gyms and the new gym is still working on getting the cardio room squared away so that people can plug headphones to listen and change channels on the bank of televisions.  So I finally started using the tablet.

I kept the tablet in a plastic bag to keep the screen from getting all scratched up when it was in my gym bag because I had (as one example) a metal lock for the lockers.

Anyway, one night I’m walking home from the gym (proximity to my home being a big factor in my gym-switching decision) and had some water leftover from my water bottle in the bag along with my tablet.  And when I opened the bag I noticed that a little bit of water had gotten on the bag with the tablet.  I didn’t see any water ON the tablet and didn’t think anything of it.

Six or seven hours later, my tablet suddenly came on.  It came on so brightly it woke me up.  And I couldn’t shut the darn thing off.  I literally finally took it into a different room.

When I woke up, the tablet had the opposite problem; I couldn’t turn it ON.  Even after putting it on the charger.

I vaguely remember buying a warranty when I bought the tablet at Sam’s Club.

But danged if I could find the receipt.  I had kept everything in the box.  Which is when I remembered – to my horror – that I had let my nephew use the thing.  And of course he’d very probably (being a kid) just tossed the useless pieces of paper to the side somewhere.

So I didn’t have the receipt and couldn’t even remember when I’d bought the darn thing.  The only thing I had was a PDF manual I’d downloaded subsequently to purchasing the tablet.  And I went to the properties to see when I’d downloaded it and then tried to match that approximate date to my credit card bills.  And was able to see a purchase amount for the ballpark figure to what the tablet would have cost.

So I called up my Palm Desert Sam’s and talked to Esmerelda at the customer service desk.  And she went to work for me.  No, I didn’t buy it when I assumed I had; I’d bought it a couple of months earlier.  She gave me the item number for the tablet, told me that yes, I had bought a warranty and the tablet was still covered, and told me I could come in and they’d print me out a copy of my receipt.

THANK YOU, Sam’s Club.

Armed with that, I called my warranty service, which was a company called Asurion.

I told the representative what happened.  My warranty did NOT cover water damage.  Heck, they could have denied me my claim right over the phone, but the fact that I’d had the thing in a plastic bag was enough for them to grant me the benefit of the doubt that water probably didn’t get on the unit and therefore the cause of the thing not working would have been something else.

They switched me over to a tech, who listened to my story again and again gave me the benefit of the doubt regarding water damage.  He had me try a couple of possible fixes over the phone.  They didn’t work.  So he gave me a UPS label to mail it to them.

I sent it away on a Monday afternoon.

I was bringing in the trash containers on Thursday when the UPS truck came by and screeched to a halt in front of my house.

He had a package for me.  From Asurion.

Oh, oh, I thought.  I assumed that they had looked at the tablet, concluded it was in fact water damage, and rejected my claim and sent me my busted tablet back.  I mean, there was NO WAY they would have fixed it that quick and got it back to me.

Wrong.  I opened up the box and to my delight they fixed it as good as new.  The accompanying paperwork said: “Date Received: 02/17/2015″ and “Date Shipped: 02/18/2015.”  It also said, “Our favorite park of the job is saying, ‘Problem solved!’  Your product has been inspected and repaired…'”

Well, we’ve got that one in common: because it just so happens that MY favorite part of their job is hearing them say, “Problem solved!”

They even sent me a new USB cable and charging attachment.

I’m not a rich man, so when I buy something for a couple of hundred bucks and it blows up on me, I’m in the “sad” category.

And when I get something like that back, good as new, when I know that Asurion could have easily rejected my claim, when I know that Sam’s Club could have not gone the extra mile to research my purchase for me, well, I’m in the “happy and grateful” category.

Anyway, I was so pleased I wanted to say “Thank you!” to all parties concerned.  Not every business is honest, by any means.  And even the honest businesses can’t come through every time for every customer.  But Sam’s Club and Asurion sure came through for me, and based on my experience I am a big fan of both businesses.

A Conversation About Women’s Bodies. Yeah, That’s Right. From a GUY.

October 15, 2014

I am not politically correct.  So life is easy for me: I am actually allowed to see and describe reality as it really is.

It wasn’t all that long ago that I first (inadvertently) tried on my first pair of “skinny jeans” and discovered that I couldn’t even get my CALVES through the thighs, let alone my thighs.

I was buying a new pair of jeans for the first time in a fair period of time – jeans being the sorts of things that generally last a while – and was frankly mystified by all the different styles that had popped out of nowhere while I was in fashion limbo.

I’m a weightlifter, and if that isn’t bad enough, I’ve just got naturally big legs.  So yeah, my solid legs didn’t go through the tiny little leg holes of the death camp pants very well.  I mean, what am I supposed to do, say, “Those lucky Jews in the 1940s…Good thing that nice man Adolf Hitler came along to help them get into those fashionable Brandy Melville clothes?”  I don’t think so.

So, with that experience in my mind, let me address this woman shopper’s experience.  And then let me talk about it after the article:

Teens Love Brandy Melville, A Fashion Brand That Sells Only One Tiny Size – Huffington Post
by admin | posted: October 15, 2014

Paytas described the experience in an email to Brandy Melville: “I didn’t get 10 seconds into the store when I was told ‘I would not fit anything’ and that I wasn’t allowed to try anything on because ‘I would stretch the clothes out.’” She added that many of her viewers have had similar experiences at Brandy Melville shops. Paytas declined an interview request for “legal reasons.”

“We can satisfy almost everybody, but not everybody,” said Longo. “The one-size-fits-most clothing might turn off somebody if they don’t walk into the store, but if you walk in you’ll find something even if it’s a bag.”

Whether fat-shamed directly or not, it’s evident that Brandy Melville customers feel the pressure, even by simply walking into a store. Take this sampling of customers lamenting their weight because of Brandy Melville:

NEW YORK — “Small,” reads the label dangling from the first tank top on the rack at the Brandy Melville store in SoHo. So does the one behind it. And the third, fourth, fifth — they’re all small. In fact, nearly every single piece of clothing in the store is either labeled “small” or “one-size.”

how to feel fat: brandy melville jeans

Typical Brandy Melville girls on Instagram.

brandy melvilleAt Brandy Melville, nearly all the clothes are small, though a medium will pop up here and there. To be able to shimmy into Brandy Melville’s only size of skinny jeans, a girl would need to have a 25-inch waist — that’s around a size 0 or 2, depending on the brand. Most skirts and shorts on the website are about the same size. Similar skinny jeans at teen fashion powerhouse Forever 21 span sizes from 24 to 30 inches. In the U.S., the average 16-year-old girl is approximately 5 feet 3inches tall, weighs about 138 pounds and has around a 31-inch waist, according to a 2012 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The battle to be thinnest could be dangerous. A 2013 study from researchers at Texas A&M found that girls feel the most pressure to be skinny when they compare themselves with their peers. More than half of teenage girls use “unhealthy weight control behaviors,” like skipping meals, fasting or vomiting, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

Rachel Simmons, co-founder of the Girls Leadership Institute, a national nonprofit group, said Brandy Melville puts teen girls through the “paces of the popularity jungle,” recreating the challenge of having to be the best and coolest in school.

im too fat for brandy melville and it breaks my heart

Brandy Melville is gaining traction with teens. (Data: Piper Jaffray)

I would buy stuff from Brandy Melville but im too fat.

Whereas typically teenage girls need to come up with the money to buy the “cool clothes,” with Brandy Melville, cost isn’t a challenge. The clothes are relatively affordable. Skirts and dresses run from $20 to $40. Plenty of tops cost less than $30, and some halters cost as little as $11.

Since its arrival on the West Coast, Brandy Melville’s clothes have swept through high schools, attracting teen girls who want to be part of the waif club. Lani Renaldo, a freshman at the University of Southern California who graduated from a Santa Monica high school in the spring, said Brandy Melville clothes were unavoidable among teens in the area. They became necessities, she said.

— lauren (@fivesohs) August 9, 2014

“It was really uncommon to know somebody who didn’t have Brandy Melville,” Renaldo, who wrote a blog post earlier this year condemning Brandy Melville for leaving teens as outcasts, told HuffPost. “You had to own something from Brandy, and if you didn’t, it’s really weird.”

crying bc too fat to fit into brandy melville.. sigh

Welcome to the hottest teen clothing retailer in the U.S., where the garments are designed for just one body type: thin. Brandy Melville has stormed onto the teen fashion scene with its “one-size-fits-most” policy and whimsical California vibe. Despite its modest fleet of 18 stores in the U.S., mostly in California and around New York City, it’s one of the brands with the fastest-growing popularity among American teen girls, according to a semiannual survey from research firm Piper Jaffray.

Who is the Brandy Melville girl? One look at the brand’s website and Instagram account reveals her: young, white, skinny and long-legged.

With all the importance it places on teensy waists and thigh gaps, the Brandy Melville culture was bound to court controversy.

Brandy Melville makes me feel fat.

In 2012, YouTube star Trisha Paytas said she’d been shamed at a Brandy Melville store in California. In a video uploaded to her YouTube account, Paytas alleged that a store employee wouldn’t even let her try on clothes because of her size. She said she took down the video after receiving a letter from a lawyer representing Brandy Melville.

Regular teens aspire to one day be one of these Instagram girls, or at least look like them. Diehard fangirls treat the Brandy Melville girls like Internet celebrities, pinning Brandy Melville bags on their walls as decorations and Instagramming their caches of Brandy Melville clothes, explained Sharp. Teens will go to a Brandy Melville store just to take a selfie and share it, she said.

— layn (@yunglaynr) September 27, 2014

Brandy Melville did not respond to requests for comment from HuffPost. But in an interview with USA Today earlier this year, Jessy Longo, an executive at Brandy Melville, addressed the one-size policy, saying that if customers can’t fit in the clothes, at least they can buy an accessory.

Well, certainly most death camp inmates, anyway.

It literally pains me to read this experience of girls and young women: “I’m too fat.”  But they’re not saying it because they are actually “too fat,” but rather because they can’t fit into some stupid clothing label that markets to walking pencils.

I think of the young girls I know and I wish I could grab them and start shaking them until they understand that there are marketers who are trying to profit by catering to “cool kids” and there are “cool kids” who get to be “cool” for incredibly stupid reasons and probably feel as much pressure to stay “cool” as the girls who don’t feel “cool” but want to feel to become “cool.”

It’s a vicious cycle.  And it’s like global terrorism is an easier dilemma to solve.

Women look at a lot of things men do and conclude “How stupid.”  And of course they’re right; we’re flat-out nuts in many ways, aren’t we?  Well, here, the shoe is on the other foot.  And yes, women, don’t tell me you didn’t imagine a beautiful style of “shoe” when I used that expression.  When it comes to your body image, you girls are completely nuts.

Quit being conformed by fashion perverts and start being YOU.

I am a man who DELIBERATELY made my legs to big to fit into “skinny jeans.”  Because “skinny” is NOT what I as a man want to be, nor do I care what that hollow-eyed, scrawny androgynous male model in the ad looks like.  I want to be strong and muscular.  And if “skinny men” want to tell me I’m uncool, well, I will stare at them incredulously with a look of part astonishment and part pure contempt.  Because, no, I DON’T want to look like you, you weak, pathetic little twerp.

This isn’t about me, but here’s a picture of me so you can see the type of body that I have:

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Please don’t send me “skinny clothes” for my birthday.  They’ll end up in my rag bag.  With the tags still on them.

And rest assured, I couldn’t get my ARMS through those Brandy Melville pants.  And I take that as a badge of personal honor.

I went through my own struggle with “self-image” that reverses many people’s experience.  When I was young, I was naturally lean and naturally athletic.  Never had any “I’m too fat” or “I’m too skinny” problems growing up.  As a young teen, I emulated my older brother and got into weightlifting.  And being bigger and stronger than the other boys never hurt my feelings.

But I got out of the Army with injuries.  In military infantry doctrine, you are what your body can do.  If you’re busted and can’t perform at a high level, you’re worthless.  If you can’t perform, then you’re simply not a man.  And I’d imbibed that without even thinking about it.  And so I hypercompensated when I got out of the Army by training too hard and gave myself new injuries on top of the ones from the Army.  And I gave up.  And I gained weight that was just fat.  And yeah, my body image suffered.  And my self-esteem suffered as a result.

I never wanted to just lose weight because I had never in my life seen myself as a “skinny guy.”

In my soul, I saw myself as fit and muscular.  That was always my vision of myself.

When I returned to that ideal of myself and began to work to make it happen, I was able to succeed in losing weight where I had been failing before.  Because what I really wanted to do was transform myself into my ideal for myself.  I had physical limitations because of my injuries.  But I discovered if I was realistic I could work around them and still advance toward my goals and actualize my vision of myself.  And I found that my body literally WANTED to return to the fitness I’d had as a young man.  It’s called “muscle memory.”  And praise God for being fearfully and wonderfully made according to Psalms.

You can do it if you want to and if you have a plan and have the resolve to make that plan happen.  It’s just a matter of time.  And anything that truly matters takes time and effort.

I never wanted to be like the “cool kids.”  I had higher standards for myself that frankly didn’t involve them.

If I want to sit at the “cool kids” table now, I’ll sit there and command the skinny little weasels in their skinny pants to get lost.

I tell my story to try to explain to girls why the opinion of the “cool people” shouldn’t matter.  Think outside the box!!!

I wish more girls could have that same attitude if their body-types are different from the death camp inmate girls who think they’re so damn “cool.”

As a weight lifter, I really can’t say I’m in touch with how “handsome” I am.  I’ve never been that in touch with that and what can I frankly do about it one way or the other?  But I do know that I’m what I call “spectacular.”  I invariably see a lot of heads turn when I walk into a room.  I know that there are women who find me attractive because of my physique and I also know that there are women who won’t waste a second glance at me.  I’m admittedly on the extreme side: there are those women who are “turned off” by a big body-builder-type guy; and there are women who are turned ON.

And may God abundantly bless the women who are turned on by a big, strong man’s body.

Now, if you truly prefer the body of Justin Bieber, that’s fine with me.  I won’t even laugh at you (well, okay, I won’t laugh at you much).  Fortunately, this world is big enough for all of us.

Enough about me and my story.

I gave my story just to point out something that it is just a fact of life, girls.  YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYBODY.  Which is what too many women too often try to do too much.  You are frankly a fool for trying.  So be who you are, please yourself and your God and your family who love you the most.  And if you do that, you will find that you will be very pleasing to the people who matter most in this world, I promise you that.   If you focus on being the best “you” you can be, rather than try to force-fit yourself into an artificial mold, somebody is going to seriously dig the best “you” you can be.

I gave my story to point out that it’s coming from a man who never wanted to be like everybody else, to fit into the mold of some marketing gimmick like Brandy Melville.  Don’t be a lemming who wants to look like all the other lemmings.  BE YOURSELF.

And I gave my story – as a GUY – to maybe get some woman somewhere to think outside of her “girl box” and consider a different way to look at herself and at her body.

I have come to learn that I don’t have an “ideal woman” when it comes to beauty.  And that’s because I understand that you discover beauty and appreciate it for what it is, you don’t invent it.  I can’t even describe it; I just know it immediately when I see it.

There are slender women I’m sure could wear those Brandy Melville clothes whom I find attractive.  But hot dang, some of the women I find the MOST attractive would NEVER be able to wiggle those magnificently voluptuous hips of theirs through any pair of skinny jeans.

I note that Brandy Melville’s concept of “beauty” means being “white” as well as “skinny” and “long-legged.”  If I may, the most beautiful women I’m seeing in my neck of the woods are Hispanic.  Damn, there are a lot of gorgeous Hispanic girls.  Anybody who thinks that the most beautiful women are European is an idiot whose concept of “beauty” can be casually round-filed.  There are beautiful women all over God’s earth.

You can be Asian, you can be black, you can probably be blue and be beautiful.  And the beautiful women from different cultures also have different body types from whatever the “white girl” ideal is.  What matters the most is that you are YOU.

It literally hurts me that some incredibly gorgeous women are struggling with their self-esteem because they don’t think they’re attractive according to the fashion Nazis.

How the hell did so many girls come to believe this stupid crap???

It’s like something out of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”  It has absolutely no connection with reality.  It’s completely based on a warped perception of warped people who have anointed themselves as fashion gods.

And it’s only when you ignore them and even outright mock them that they will become irrelevant.

Truly beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes.  And I’m not being “spiritual” and talking about “souls” and I’m not being Disney and talking about “personalities.”  I’m just writing as a man who is appreciating a hot woman’s body here.

Like I said above, I as one guy truly don’t have a “type.”  Girls with big breasts, girls with small breasts, girls right in between, I’ve found some of all of you gorgeous.  Girls with slim figures, girls with full figures, some of you are hot and some of you are not.  If you think all men find all bone-skinny women attractive, you’re just wrong.

Some girls and women have a naturally slender body, but sometimes their bodies tend to lack a womanly shape.  Some girls and women discover that they have a naturally shapely and voluptuous body, but some of these find it harder to keep unattractive excess weight off.  Each body type has its plusses and its minuses.  Go with the flow.

There are three primary types of body for both males and females: ectomorphs who tend to be thin, mesomorphs who tend to be athletic and endomorphs who tend to be more shapely but heavier:

Rather than deceiving yourselves into believing that you should all fit into Brandy Melville clothes, try to realistically determine what kind of body you have and then work to make THAT body the most attractive that you can.

I assure you, endomorph girl, YOU CAN BE SO GORGEOUS IT IS BEYOND UNREAL.

But it starts with you being honest with yourself.  Don’t unrealistically try to force yourself to be something you’re not and then force yourself into clothes that you don’t fit into.

I found a site after a few seconds of searching that I found spot on: http://www.superskinnyme.com/endomorph-body-type.html

Here is the section that I want you girls to see and understand:

There is no way round this issue. Endomorphs will have a harder time losing weight. But lets be clear. No one is saying that endomorphs CAN’T lose weight, but that they will have to work harder to lose the weight. Endomorphs do not have to be overweight. They simply require more determination than perhaps a mesomorph would, to achieve the same goal. Endomorphs have to train hard and must eat healthily most of the time. Endomorphs gain fat quickly when eating the wrong types of foods because their metabolism can be unforgiving. They also find it difficult to lose weight through diet alone.

The good news is that endomorph women are often thought of as voluptuous and sensual because they go in at the waist, have large rounded breasts and have womanly curves in all the right places – when in shape, their curves create an allure likened to that of Jennifer Lopez, Sophia Loren and other celebrated and famous bodies. Some of the most beautiful women in show business today are endomorphs. In shape the female endomorph is unrivaled – toned and fit whilst being soft, sensuous and alluring. It’s a wonderful paradox only the female endomorph can fully achieve. And lets be clear, if you are a female endomorph trying to look like your polar opposite – an ectomorph (e.g. Kate Moss) – a body type that possesses little fat, little muscle and a small frame, producing a linear, narrow body shape. If you do manage to lose a lot weight (fat and muscle!) to somewhat resemble an ectomorph, it will never look as good on you as it will look on her. For her it is a natural state and she looks (and is) healthy, but you have beaten your body into submission, forcing your body to be >something it is not and you will most likely look (and feel and be) gaunt, ill and tired, instead of radiant and glowing. It just doesn’t work. Your goal should be to transform your body into the best it can be, not to reconstruct it into someone else’s body. You can be incredibly slim, lean and toned. You can even be petite. But you can’t be an ectomorph. Read more here about how much you can change yout body type.

Amen.

Please, girls, PLEASE.  Don’t let some ectomorph mafia brainwash you out of realizing your potential.  If you’re an endomorph female, you can literally soar above those most of those pencil girls.

And that isn’t to mock the ectomorph bodies.  If you can fit into those Brandy Melville clothes, goody for you.  Some of you girls look awesome.  And I drool over a fit mesomorph woman.

I take a little bit of personal credit for the woman who I believe became the most beautiful woman in my gym.  She was afraid lifting weights would make her “too big.”  I literally sat her down in the gym and gave her “the talk.”  I made her watch the men and watch them lift weights and tell me which ones were “big.”  And the point I wanted her to understand was that not very many men ARE “big” in the muscular sense.  My point is that it’s hard to put on pure muscle – even for men who have the male hormone testosterone.  It’s REALLY HARD for women to put on thick muscle.  Most women couldn’t do it if they tried.  Rather, weightlifting will sculpt a woman’s body, tighten it, hone it.  She’ll keep her softness where softness matters most on a woman, but her body will firm up in a glorious way.

Anyway, Jacqueline was a hybrid between an ectomorph and a mesomorph.  She was right between the two types.  And that woman started lifting weights with a basic routine I gave her.  And she just got more and more into it.  And she started learning and asking questions and developing her own routine.  And a pretty woman became a jaw-droppingly beautiful one.  She’s in that gym seriously lifting weights three days a week and hot dang they look good on her.

What I would encourage you girls and women to do is to correctly identify your body-type – which might be a hybrid between two types with a tendency toward one more than the other like Jacqueline above – and then look online for examples of beautiful women with your body type.  Get a picture in your mind of what you want to accomplish that’s based on what’s ideal for YOU.  And then work to unlock and unleash the natural potential for your type of body.

Weight loss is a matter of calories consumed versus calories burned.  I hate to diet, but I love to exercise.  The less you like to exercise, the more you better like to diet.  But you need to find the balance that works best for you and you need to find ways to stay active that you most enjoy.

What I hate to see is a girl or woman who has in ignorance believed a load of garbage and feels trapped by an impossible ideal that she can never possibly fit into.  An endomorph girl can never be happy trying to be an ectomorph, or vice versa, for that matter.  If you despair over trying to literally become another woman’s body-type, you won’t be able to succeed and you’ll give up in frustration.

The key is to accept your body’s reality – by which I mean understand your body type and its plusses and minuses – and believe in yourself.

Believe me, I’m rooting for you.  Because I LOVE to see a beautiful woman.  And the more of you beautiful women, the better, as far as I’m concerned.

It starts with recognizing that God didn’t make junk.  When He made you, He didn’t put a thin girl into a fat girl’s body.  Be realistic with who you truly are and it will be the first real step toward becoming the best “you” that you can possibly be.

It may be hard, it may be a struggle, but I assure you, YOU ARE WORTH IT.  YOU ARE WORTH THE EFFORT.  And if you have a goal in your heart and a vision in your mind, you can reach it.

And for what it’s worth, when you get that nice figure that is ideal for you and for your personal body-type, you may or may not be able to wear that Brandy Melville label, but you’ll look beautiful in a lot of other labels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Tide Of War Is Receding': Barack Obama Is ENTIRELY Responsible For The Disastrous Meltdown In Iraq And Across The Middle East

June 23, 2014

USA Today posts the video of Obama blathering the words with the title: “the tide of war is receding.”

Even the reliably leftist Washington Post acknowledges that Obama was living in a fantasy world:

FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in whichthe tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces.

A full YEAR ago, Charles Krauthammer was excoriating Obama on this naïve fantasyland nonsense.  He began that column with these words:

This war, like all wars, must end. That’s what history advises …”

— Barack Obama, May 23

WASHINGTON — Nice thought. But much as President Barack Obama would like to close his eyes, click his heels three times and declare the war on terror over, war is a two-way street.

That’s what history advises: Two sides to fight it, two to end it. By surrender (World War II), by armistice (Korea and Vietnam) or when the enemy simply disappears from the field (the Cold War).

Obama says enough is enough. He doesn’t want us on “a perpetual wartime footing.” Well, the Cold War lasted 45 years. The war on terror, 12 so far. By Obama’s calculus, we should have declared the Cold War over in 1958 and left Western Europe, our Pacific allies, the entire free world to fend for itself — and consigned Eastern Europe to endless darkness.

That is PRECISELY what Obama did in Iraq: he declared victory and pulled out.  Completely.  And we now see nothing but “endless darkness” there as a result of that mindless stupidity based on the demon-possession that is liberalism.

The most amazing thing about Obama is that he just keeps repeating the same proven lie over and over and over again, almost as if he can fabricate his very own reality with nothing more than the “power” of his rhetoric – as this article written on May 20 of this year demonstrates:

Twice in the past two days, President Barack Obama has had the core premise upon which the foreign and national security policies of his administration have been based for nearly six years – that the “tide of war is receding” due to the decimation of the terrorist threat and the improved standing of the United States around the world – openly contradicted by two senior members of his administration.

On Monday, it was President Obama’s new FBI Director James Comey who told the New York Times that he just didn’t appreciate how serious a terrorist threat the United States still faced until he began seeing the daily intelligence briefs.

Tuesday it was General Keith Alexander, the recently retired director of the National Security Agency who told Mattathias Schwartz of The New Yorker magazine that not only has the terrorist threat against America not receded, it has gotten worse. Based upon “what I saw at the NSA,” General Alexander is quoted as saying, “there is a lot more coming our way.”

General Alexander should know of what he speaks. In addition to his eight years as the head of NSA, he ran the Pentagon’s Central Security Office as well as commanding the US Cyber Command office.

Despite the tremendous advances made by the US intelligence community since 9/11 and its extraordinary record at disrupting plots, Alexander says the US is at even greater risk. “Look at the way Al Qaeda networks,” he says before citing a growing list of examples. “From Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb, and now in Syria, the al-Nusra front.”

The new “decentralized” al-Qaida is not a mark of its weakness, says Alexander, but its strength and resilience. “You can say those are distant countries,” he claimed, “but a lot of these groups are looking to attack the United States.”

Left unremarked was what role, if any, premature US pullouts from Iraq and Afghanistan have upon the renewed capacities, capabilities, and zones of safe operation of America’s most virulent enemies.

Go back to the Benghazi debacle, in which the first US ambassador since the failed Carter administration was MURDERED by an al Qeada-affiliated organization.  What Obama had been saying – and amazingly continued to say – was that he had broken the back of al Qaeda, that he had “decimated” al Qaeda, that they were “on the run.”  And it was nothing but a lie from an either pathologically dishonest man, or a naïve fool – or BOTH as I believe – in order to get reelected.  He LIED to the American people on the very most important and sacred issue a presidents administers: our national security.

We find that the American team in Benghazi had repeatedly – at least eight times – BEGGED for additional security.  But Obama and his stooge Hilary Clinton ignored their pleas.  And after they were murdered, they covered up their disgraceful bungling and dishonesty by fabricating a video that ALL the people on the ground have said HAD NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH THE COORDINATED, PRE-PLANNED TERRORIST ATTACK.

And I can say with complete assurance that it has now been demonstrated that Barack Obama is a pathological fool for whom it is impossible to learn ANYTHING.  He is a militant, rabid ideologue.  He is a truly demon-possessed man who is completely immune from all reality in his little bubble-world.

And it’s starting to truly fall apart both for Obama and more sadly and more tragically for America and the American people.

Krauthammer said a year ago:

The only constant in all of this is Obama as a candidate, as a Senator, decided we should be out of these wars, we should be out of the Middle East, the tide of war is receding, he repeats it over and over again and pretends it’s true. And that is the constant. We’re not in Iraq, we’re not in Syria, we’re not in Libya – we’re getting killed in Libya as we did – we’re not in Egypt. We are doing nothing. All the other actors are in play – the jihadists, the Russians, the Iranians, Hezbollah, but not the United States. We are irrelevant.

And as I documented above, Obama was STILL saying that garbage just a matter of DAYS ago.  To the extent that “the tide of war is receding” it is receding for the TERRORISTS because Obama has SURRENDERED TO THEM.

First, I can document that Barack Obama himself as well as his administration publicly acknowledged that George W. Bush handed off a safe, secure, stable Iraq.  Let’s consider what they said:

  • “I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.” — Joe Biden
  • “This strategy is grounded in a clear and achievable goal shared by the Iraqi people and the American people: an Iraq that is sovereign, stable, and self-reliant.” — Barack Obama, 2011
  • “[W]e will work to promote an Iraqi government that is just, representative, and accountable, and that provides neither support nor safe haven to terrorists.” – Barack Obama, 2011

And so Obama gave a boastful speech in 2011:

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end — for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world.  After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.

As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities.  Last year, I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq.  And to date, we’ve removed more than 100,000 troops.  Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country’s security. […]

Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq — tens of thousands of them — will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home.  The last American soldier[s] will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops.  That is how America’s military efforts in Iraq will end. […]

This December will be a time to reflect on all that we’ve been though in this war.  I’ll join the American people in paying tribute to the more than 1 million Americans who have served in Iraq.  We’ll honor our many wounded warriors and the nearly 4,500 American patriots — and their Iraqi and coalition partners — who gave their lives to this effort.

And finally, I would note that the end of war in Iraq reflects a larger transition.  The tide of war is receding.  The drawdown in Iraq allowed us to refocus our fight against al Qaeda and achieve major victories against its leadership — including Osama bin Laden.  Now, even as we remove our last troops from Iraq, we’re beginning to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, where we’ve begun a transition to Afghan security and leadership.  When I took office, roughly 180,000 troops were deployed in both these wars.  And by the end of this year that number will be cut in half, and make no mistake:  It will continue to go down.  […]

So to sum up, the United States is moving forward from a position of strength.  The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year.  The transition in Afghanistan is moving forward, and our troops are finally coming home.  As they do, fewer deployments and more time training will help keep our military the very best in the world.  And as we welcome home our newest veterans, we’ll never stop working to give them and their families the care, the benefits and the opportunities that they have earned.

Ah, yes, that “the tide of war is receding” meme again.

Only DAYS ago our fool-in-chief Barack Obama was boasting:

The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.

Anyone who claims that Barack Obama personally didn’t embrace Iraq as it was left to him, take credit for the progress, and assume responsibility going forward, is a stone-cold LIAR who has no shame, no integrity, no honor, nor virtue and no decency.  The problem is that if you are a Democrat, there is an overwhelmingly high likelihood that you are a truly VILE human being and so full of lies that it is beyond unreal.

Here is another fact: that Barack Obama IGNORED the advise of his generals and even his own hand-picked intelligence and national security people when he took office.  They told him – TOLD him – that he needed to keep a force of about 20,000 troops in Iraq to keep the country secure, stable and safe, to prevent al Qaeda from re-entering and to keep Iran out.

Obama, ever the arrogant, self-righteous FOOL, believed he knew better.

Let’s go back to the truly dark days that began God damn America after Obama assumed the presidency:

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 2009 (IPS) – CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus, supported by Defence Secretary Robert Gates, tried to convince President Barack Obama that he had to back down from his campaign pledge to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq within 16 months at an Oval Office meeting Jan. 21.

But Obama informed Gates, Petraeus and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen that he wasn’t convinced and that he wanted Gates and the military leaders to come back quickly with a detailed 16-month plan, according to two sources who have talked with participants in the meeting.

Obama’s decision to override Petraeus’s recommendation has not ended the conflict between the president and senior military officers over troop withdrawal, however. There are indications that Petraeus and his allies in the military and the Pentagon, including Gen. Ray Odierno, now the top commander in Iraq, have already begun to try to pressure Obama to change his withdrawal policy.

A network of senior military officers is also reported to be preparing to support Petraeus and Odierno by mobilising public opinion against Obama’s decision.

Petraeus was visibly unhappy when he left the Oval Office, according to one of the sources. A White House staffer present at the meeting was quoted by the source as saying, “Petraeus made the mistake of thinking he was still dealing with George Bush instead of with Barack Obama.”

Petraeus, Gates and Odierno had hoped to sell Obama on a plan that they formulated in the final months of the Bush administration that aimed at getting around a key provision of the U.S.-Iraqi withdrawal agreement signed envisioned re-categorising large numbers of combat troops as support troops. That subterfuge was by the United States last November while ostensibly allowing Obama to deliver on his campaign promise.

The military planned on remaining in Iraq for years to come simply because it would have been completely INSANE not to and only a truly demon-possessed president would be such a true fool:

Despite Obama’s declarations Friday and the celebrations they have sparked on the liberal blogosphere, the Pentagon certainly seems to believe its forces may well be in Iraq after 2011. NBC’s Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszeswki reported on Friday that “military commanders, despite this Status of Forces Agreement with the Iraqi government that all U.S. forces would be out by the end of 2011, are already making plans for a significant number of American troops to remain in Iraq beyond that 2011 deadline, assuming that Status of Forces Agreement agreement would be renegotiated. And one senior military commander told us that he expects large numbers of American troops to be in Iraq for the next 15 to 20 years.” Some have suggested that such statements from the military are insubordination and contrary to Obama’s orders, but they could also reflect discussions between the White House and the Pentagon to which the public is not privy. Then there’s the monstrous U.S. embassy unveiled last month in Baghdad, the largest of any nation anywhere in the history of the planet and itself resembling a military base. Maintaining this fortified city will require a sizable armed U.S. presence in Baghdad and will regularly place U.S. diplomats in armed convoys that put Iraqi civilian lives in jeopardy.

As I previously pointed out: Let’s go to a period – April 10, 2011 - after the Obama-King-Dumbass-of-the-Universe policy on Iraq is on the verge of being implemented:

WASHINGTON — Eight months shy of its deadline for pulling the last American soldier from Iraq and closing the door on an 8-year war, the Pentagon is having second thoughts.

Reluctant to say it publicly, officials fear a final pullout in December could create a security vacuum, offering an opportunity for power grabs by antagonists in an unresolved and simmering Arab-Kurd dispute, a weakened but still active al-Qaida or even an adventurous neighbor such as Iran.

The U.S. wants to keep perhaps several thousand troops in Iraq, not to engage in combat but to guard against an unraveling of a still-fragile peace. This was made clear during Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ visit Thursday and Friday in which he and the top U.S. commander in Iraq talked up the prospect of an extended U.S. stay.

Note how the media slants and distorts the story.  The military wasn’t having “second thoughts” about this idiotic move by Obama; THEY HAD ALWAYS OPPOSED IT.

So what we have documented so far is that Obama took credit for Iraq, acknowledged that it was going well there, assumed completely responsibility for it moving forward, and utterly ignored the wise advice of his generals as he imposed his own stupid and morally-depraved will on reality.

Into 2007, President George W. Bush warned that if the U.S. didn’t stay the course in Iraq, the country could become a terror state or a recruiting ground for terrorists.  In one of his such addresses, Bush said:

Withdrawal would have increased the probability that coalition troops would be forced to return to Iraq one day, and confront an enemy that is even more dangerous. Failure in Iraq should be unacceptable to the civilized world. The risks are enormous.

Bush was right.  The military that Bush had the wisdom to listen to was right.  John McCain – who was savagely mocked by Barack Obama for saying this –

QUESTIONER: President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years –

McCAIN: Maybe a hundred.

QUESTIONER: Is that — is that –

McCAIN: We’ve been in South Korea — we’ve been in Japan for 60 years. We’ve been in South Korea for 50 years or so. That’d be fine with me as long as Americans –

QUESTIONER: So that’s your policy?

McCAIN: — As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, then it’s fine with me. I hope it would be fine with you if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Qaeda is training, recruiting, and equipping and motivating people every single day.

– was right.  Anyone who can’t not now see that McCain was right is morally and psychologically insane.

Do you know who was so completely wrong it now defines belief????

Barack Obama is a fool.  And what is happening now as EVERYTHING we fought for has BEEN – past tense – PISSED AWAY – is proof that Barack Obama is a pure, unadulterated fool.  There is nothing but “fool” in that man.

So we know that Barack Obama promised everything was going to be fine.  He NEVER lamented that not having a status of forces agreement would result in failure in Iraq.  Quite the contrary: he pulled all the troops out without ever bothering to TRY to sign one and said we were out and the Iraqis were taking over and everything was going to be wonderful under his messiahship.  Again, let’s turn back to the day he started his presidency and met with General Petraeus:

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 2009 (IPS) – CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus, supported by Defence Secretary Robert Gates, tried to convince President Barack Obama that he had to back down from his campaign pledge to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq within 16 months at an Oval Office meeting Jan. 21. […]

Obama’s decision to override Petraeus’s recommendation has not ended the conflict between the president and senior military officers over troop withdrawal, however. There are indications that Petraeus and his allies in the military and the Pentagon, including Gen. Ray Odierno, now the top commander in Iraq, have already begun to try to pressure Obama to change his withdrawal policy.

A network of senior military officers is also reported to be preparing to support Petraeus and Odierno by mobilising public opinion against Obama’s decision.

Does that sound like Obama was planning to stay to you?  Obama was hell-bent on withdraw – spelled “C-U-T A-N-D R-U-N” – from the get-go.  Anybody who says Obama withdrew because he couldn’t negotiate some stupid agreement with Iraq is a liar.  And yet in Obama’s fictional narrative – as fictional as all his other lies – he tried oh-so-hard to negotiate a status of forces agreement and that it’s Bush’s fault he failed and he so-badly wanted to keep troops in Iraq but without that agreement that he heroically tried to get he couldn’t in good conscience break HIS CAMPAIGN PLEDGE TO GET THE HELL OUT OF IRAQ.

That’s just simple history.

I’m going to use the only word that conveys the dishonesty: bullshit.  That is such total bullshit all the bovine fecal matter in the history of the world combined doesn’t match it.

Are you too stupid to understand?  Obama wasn’t staying in Iraq.  He wanted the hell out; he was getting the hell out.  He didn’t WANT a “status of forces” agreement; he wanted the hell out.  Period.

The whole “status of forces” garbage was never anything more than a PRETENSE to do what Obama had already publicly indicated he was going to do: leave.

I’ve pointed this out: there were WAYS around the status of forces agreement issue if we wanted to employ them.  The article I cite right above this line had one.  The fact that we’re now talking about covering any troops we send under the protection of our embassy is another.  But Obama had no intention whatsoever of staying, so he had no reason to bother to try to get an agreement to do something he wasn’t going to do anyway.

Further, from al-Maliki’s perspective, Obama gave the Iraqi Prime Minister no reason to undermine his own national poll numbers by signing a status of forces agreement for the very reason that Obama was at BEST leaving such a tiny force behind – a force that our own military assured Obama was WAY TOO SMALL TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING – that al-Maliki understood that Barack Obama was not a credible man and was not going to stand by Iraq.  Frankly, Obama all but told al-Maliki, “Rely on your Shiite base; rely on Iran.  DON’T rely on the United States.”

And that’s EXACTLY what al-Maliki did.  Which is a big part of why we’re in the mess we’re in now.

The military told Obama they would need a force of 20,000 troops to permanently secure Iraq.  Obama refused.  He demanded they come back with a smaller number.  They said we needed AT LEAST 10,000 men to have a prayer of preventing disaster.  Obama refused.  He would give them less than a THIRD of half the number they said they needed.

And al-Maliki – as big of a turd as he is – looked at the Great Turd and said, “To hell with you.  I’ll just consolidate my Shiite base and run for help to America’s enemy Iran.”  And that’s just what he did while Obama did NOTHING.

And what is the mess we’re in now?  We can’t stay out and we can’t go back in.  We’re just screwed.  Because it is hopelessly broken now and we can’t glue back what is hopelessly broken back together again.  The only chance we had was to keep a force in place that would have PREVENTED it from becoming broken to BEGIN WITH.

If that isn’t enough to prove that Obama’s “status of forces” garbage was never anything beyond total pretense on the part of Obama, here’s this: Obama is sending in 300 military personnel.  Without a status of forces agreement.  So those who say Obama couldn’t have troops in Iraq without a status of forces agreement now find themselves utterly refuted – by Obama.  Who just put in far too few troops far too late WITHOUT a status of forces agreement.

The dishonest, propagandist US media – and I mean “dishonest” and “propagandist” in “Ministry of Propaganda” terms – is casting the story as General Petraeus backing or siding with Obama.  And that is bullcrap – AS I DOCUMENTED ABOVE.  Petraeus was TOTALLY AGAINST Obama’s fool “strategy” for withdraw and cutting and running.  All Petraeus is acknowledging now is that thanks to Obama Iraq is broken beyond our ability to fix.

But understand Petraeus’ argument and see how Obama – even as he cites it rhetorically – is undermining it.  Petraeus is saying we can’t become the Shiite’s air force in what is becoming a religious war with the Sunnis due to the fear of the conflict spreading across the region as Sunnis and Shiites are drawn in.  Okay, so what is Obama then doing by inviting Shiite Iran in to become the Iraqi Shiite’s muscle???

And of course we’re helping Iran by proxy now when we help Shiite Iraq.

Keep in mind that Iran is a bigger threat than al Qaeda is.  Keep in mind that this is the Iran that is responsible for one-third of all the deaths and casualties sustained by American troops in Iraq.  Keep in mind that Iran has been murdering American troops by proxy dating back to the 1980s.  And then keep in mind that Obama just invited Iran to assume all influence over the region by creating a vacuum of American influence.

It is a disgrace.  A national disgrace.

There’s nothing we can do in Iraq now.  We had our chance – and Obama pissed it away.  Now all we can do is conduct a post mortem and understand that Barack Obama is the architect of catastrophic failure in everything he touches.

And of course Afghanistan is no more than five years away to being the same mega-disaster that Iraq has become thanks to Obama.  Because Obama’s same, idiotic, failed policies that were idiotic and failed in Iraq are going to be equally idiotic and fail just as wildly in Afghanistan.

There’s another half to this mess, though.  And Barack Obama is ENTIRELY responsible for that other half of the mess, too.

“ISIS” stands for “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.”  They came streaming into Iraq from the vacuum that happened under Obama’s fool watch and which Obama ignored in Syria.

Obama’s “red line” fiasco in Syria – and his complete fecklessness and endless dithering – taught ISIS a valuable lesson: they learned from Obama in Syria that a weak America under Obama was simply not prepared to go back into Iraq in ANY meaningful way.  And that Obama had guaranteed by his weakness and lack of resolve that their path to a caliphate was clear.

And that’s how – to paraphrase the words of Charles Krauthammer – Obama consigned the Middle East to endless darkness.

All across the Middle East – and you name a country – terrorists have learned that a weak, pathological disgrace has removed America from consideration as having any influence whatsoever.

And for the record, the incredibly euphemistically-named “Arab Spring” in which terrorists took over half the damn Muslim countries in the Middle East were FOOD RIOTS AS A RESULT OF OBAMA’S INSANE SPENDING AS HE DEVALUED THE US DOLLAR THAT BACKED THESE COUNTRIES AND THEN DEVALUED IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.

Obama is the fool who ruined the whole world.  He will ultimately be recognized as the Antichrist’s useful idiot who made the mark of the beast possible.

When George Bush was president, as much as anyone wants to slander him, the terrorists were hoping for some single big attack that would draw media attention to their cause.  Now, as a result of the worst fool who ever cursed America, they are literally seizing entire nations and giant chunks of nations as they create a caliphate from which to launch massive attacks against the Great Satan (that’s us) and the Little Satan Israel.

When George Bush was president, he created a state of Iraq which was unified, which al Qaeda was defeated and which was off limits to Iran.  Now, as a result of the worst fool who ever cursed America, Iraq is a bitterly divided state that will almost certainly devolve into an incredibly ugly civil war, an organization that by all accounts is WORSE than al Qaeda dominates the south, while the terrorist state of Iran now dominates the north of the country.

Now, you might think I’m done, but I’ve got more to say about these “blame Bush” liberals.  It boggles my mind that a full SIX YEARS after Bush’s last day in office, he is still being held responsible for everything by a president who has thus far refused to be held responsible for ANYTHING.

Do you want to blame Bush for the Iraq War?  Really?  Well, blame Bill Clinton.  He looked at the same basic intelligence that George Bush looked at and he agreed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was a threat.  Blame former Senator and current Obama Vice President Biden for agreeing with George Bush that Iraq was a clear and present danger to the United States and voting for the Iraq War Resolution.  Blame then-Senator and also former Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for voting for the Iraq War Resolution because she also saw the intelligence and agreed with George Bush.  Blame 2004 Democrat presidential candidate and current Obama Secretary of State for coming to the same conclusion as George Bush and ALSO voting for the Iraq War Resolution.  Hell, blame Harry Reid who likewise did the same.

I mean, look at all the Democrats who lied about Saddam having WMD.

Go ahead and blame George W. Bush for what very nearly sixty percent of the Democrat Senators – including every nationally important Democrat Senator – in America voted for.

If you bother to learn, you find that Saddam Hussein HIMSELF believed that he had such weapons and that every single commanding general in his military believed he had them.  Because he DID have them.

The New York Times reports that just prior to the United States lead invasion, Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein informed his top generals that he had destroyed his stockpiles of chemical weapons three months before their war plans meeting.

According to the Times report, the generals all believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and were counting on the WMD to repel the oncoming coalition invaders.

While reporting on this story, Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly said he is not surprised that the CIA and other nations believed Saddam had WMD since Hussein’s own generals believed they had them. He said that this proves President Bush did not lie and that he believed what Saddam’s own generals believed — that Iraq possessed stockpiles of WMD.

Did Saddam Hussein have WMD?  Yeah, he did.  He sent it to Syria.  We have the intelligence surveillance of the giant convoys heading for Syria.  You’ve simply got to be a danged fool not to know that they went to Syria.  Especially given the fact that Syria has since repeatedly used WMD against its own damn people the same damn way that Saddam Hussein in Iraq used WMD against HIS damn people.

Especially when ISIS just seized Saddam’s primary WMD factory.  I mean, damn, stupid: if Saddam didn’t have any wmd, how’s it that he had a wmd factory???

But if you’re of a mind to blame Bush for the Iraq War, could you at least have the honesty and integrity to blame Bill Clinton for 9/11, given the fact that EVERY SINGLE terrorist was in America, had their funding, and had arranged for their training, WHILE BILL CLINTON WAS STILL PRESIDENT???  Why don’t you blame Bill Clinton for leaving America both weak and blind after claiming a Cold War “peace dividend” and gutting America’s military and intelligence capability?

My point: Democrat stupidity caused the LAST 9/11 attack against America and if you’ve got a brain in your head you can already see that Democrat stupidity is just about to cause the NEXT 9/11 attack against America.

 

 

 

 

 

The Moral Idiocy Of Obama’s Attitude Toward The Five Taliban Generals: Meet Five ‘Old Men’ Who Won World War II

June 9, 2014

I have been amazed – as I always am when I listen to liberals endlessly recycle stupid, morally idiotic arguments from other liberals – about the meme that the five Taliban generals Obama released to return to killing Americans are somehow “old men” who are “out of the loop” and therefore no threat to the United States.

First of all, allow me to point out that the Defense Department experts Obama himself consulted ALL warned against the trade, likening it to “handing over five four-star generals of the Taliban”:

Senior military officials had advised President Obama not to make the Taliban-for-Bergdahl trade, a senior Defense official told Fox News, likening it to “handing over five four-star generals of the Taliban.”

The claim adds to the picture that is emerging about the tense internal debate over whether to proceed with freeing five hardened Taliban leaders from Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release.

Sources told Fox News earlier this week that the Obama administration largely bypassed the intelligence community to green-light the swap, after such an exchange was first floated several years ago.

The Defense official, in explaining internal military opposition to the exchange, said many in the military considered Bergdahl to be a traitor — a reference to allegations that he deliberately abandoned his post in 2009.

What we keep being told is that these five Taliban four-star generals are all “old men” who are therefore “has beens.”  How old are they?

Khair Ulla Said Wali Khairkhwa was born in 1967.  He’s 47 years old.

Mullah Mohammad Fazl was likewise born in 1967.

Mullah Norullah Noori was born in 1967 and is the apparently popular-with-terrorist-generals age of 47.

Abdul Haq Wasiq was born in 1958, making him a really old fifty-six years old.  Clearly the grandpa of the group of war criminal terrorist murderers.

Mohammad Nabi Omari was born in 1968, making him the baby of the group.  He is 46 years old.

Wow.  These guys were old.  I mean, really, really old, right?  WAY to old to be effective generals, Obama and his cockroach minions assure us.

And yes, these five were an incredibly high price to pay.

Let’s compare them to OUR old “has been” men who defeated the Nazis and the Japanese during World War II.

Meet five men who were ALL older than the OLDEST of the Taliban generals who were released:

Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower, born October 14, 1890: Dwight D. Esienhower was fifty-five years old when he accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender after leading the Allies to complete victory.  Not bad for an old man who had last fired a shot at the enemy in anger during World War I.

George S. Patton, born November 11, 1885: at the time World War II ended, this particular old, washed-up old man was sixty years old.  He was regarded by the Nazis – somehow in site of his dotage – as the Allies’ very best attacking general.  He was used as bait for the D-Day invasion, as the Germans simply refused to believe that America would sideline its greatest warrior.  And then he ultimately drove a tank division right up Hitler’s whazoo at the Battle of the Bulge when he led the greatest armored counterattack in the entire history of warfare to relieve the critically important garrison at Bastogne.

It’s actually kind of interesting: the man the Nazis considered our very best general also happened to be our very OLDEST general in the European theater.

Omar Bradley, born February 12, 1893: Bradley was fifty-two years old when he got through kicking Adolf Hitler’s ass.

Douglas MacArthur, born 26 January 1880: which makes “the god of war” 65 years-old when he defeated Imperial Japan and brought an end to World War II.  Not bad for such a ridiculously old man.

Again, fascinating: our “god of war” who was our most brilliant military strategist in the Pacific was also our very oldest general in that theater.

Raymond A. Spruance, born July 3, 1886 was fifty-nine years old when he defeated Japan and with MacArthur was most responsible for winning World War II in the Pacific.

So just in case anybody happens to be stupid enough to believe the liberal’s utter bullcrap, guess what: YOU CAN BE OLD AND BE AN AWESOME, AWESOME GENERAL WHO WINS WARS AND DEFEATS ENEMIES, DUMBASS.

And anybody who has the brainlessness to believe that if you’d put these men away for a dozen years and then released them that they’d be of no use to America in the war has to be considered beneath the level of drooling moron.

These five terrorist generals are the very best the enemy had that were in our custody.  Obama - in his desperation for a “photo-op” - literally allowed our enemies to ask for these five BY NAME.  And now they are free to kill Americans for years and years to come.

It turns out that far more important than the trigger pullers who actually fight wars are the old men who know how to recruit, organize, , fund, train and lead the trigger pullers.  And Barack Obama just let the five best generals the Taliban had go free for one low-ranking traitorous deserter turd.

This isn’t a question of whether Obama had the right to do it.  According to the law he signed, he didn’t, HE BROKE THE LAW.  But consider that a president has the “right” to pardon anyone he wants.  So now imagine a president pardoned every single one of the millions of vicious criminals who are in our jails – every murderer, every rapist, every gang member – and put them back on the street to return to their lives of oppressing good people.

What would your response to such an insane act be?

Impeach that worthless president’s ass, that’s what.

The lies straight out of hell that have characterized this whole miserable presidency are amazing.  The same Susan Rice who went to every major Sunday morning political show and lied to the American people as per her master’s instructions did it again when she told us that the deserter Bowe Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction.”  Do you know what an absolute outrage that is?  Do you understand that this administration has literally slandered every single member of Bergdahl’s platoon that did NOT desert and describe themselves as being “ashamed to be an American” and later tell us that they were warriors for Islam.

In practically the same breath she told another lie straight out of the devil’s mouth: she claimed that Bergdahl “was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.”  And no, these demon-possessed liars who want to warp bad people into good people and good people into bad people have so turned their backs on the truth and so turned their backs on justice and so turned their backs on America that it is unreal: Bowe Bergdahl is – and this according to every single member of his platoon or company who have spoken out in any way – an American DESERTER who abandoned his post and his brothers and intentionally sought out the enemy.  That’s what he is.

The Obama administration just told a plain lie about why they refused to notify Congress AS THE LAW REQUIRES OBAMA TO DO.  Obama claimed that it was because Bergdahl was so sick he was just about to die.  Which became a blatantly obvious lie when the turd got out of a truck and walked just fine to the helicopter that took him away.  And the American physicians at the overseas base pronounced him healthy.  Oh, and the “evidence” that Bergdahl was “at death’s door” was contained in a proof-of-life video that Obama had for several months and therefore he had plenty of time to notify Congress as the law requires.  But being Obama, Obama just switched lies.  And explained that, oh, he’d forgotten until just now: there had been a threat to execute Bergdahl if any word got out about the trade.  Only such threat does not exist in any intelligence report.  And since Congress had been notified about the Osama bin Laden raid, they could clearly be trusted to handle this.  Oh, and the only people who should not be trusted with secrets actually turn out to be Obama and his entire administration rather than Congress.

Keep in mind that this is an administration that just blew the cover of its top CIA official in Afghanistan - and they’ve got the elephant balls to point fingers about “leaks”?

It’s this simple: Obama was desperate and determined to get the Veterans Administration scandal that proved the deadly incompetence of socialized medicine once and for all out of the headlines.  And so he came up with the idea of trading a probable traitor for five generals who will kill tens of thousands of people with many of those being Americans.

Obama’s presidency is a disgrace.

You watch that video that the terrorists took of the Bergdahl exchange and you see that it was a masterpiece of propaganda that frankly just shows America for the cowardly disgrace that it is under Obama.  The terrorists are clearly in charge; they’ve got the guns and the US troops sent to pick up the trash (that’s Bergdahl) are weaponless.  Who are the strong?  They are.  Who are the weak?  We are.  They shake the hands of the terrorists, legitimizing them and showing again who is in control (they are) and who is the beggar (that’s us).  They shaved Bergdahl’s beard and figuratively disgraced all Americans as unmanly just like Obama is decidedly unmanly.  They tell Bergdahl not to come back or else they’ll kill him in a warning that is clearly for the entire cowardly United States of America.  And then the whole sorry group of Americans climbs into a helicopter and flies away, a la the last helicopter out of Saigon in the Vietnam War as we bailed out in disgrace.

You must understand: ALL of these things are true about America under Obama.  That’s why an emboldened Putin is seizing territory just like Hitler and Stalin did to launch the world into WWII.  And that’s why Obama is having to go to Asia and to Europe to desperately try to reassure panicking allies who realized they bet on the wrong horse that – all appearances to the contrary notwithstanding – you can count on Obama’s “God damn America” to protect you.  But when you’re constantly having to verbally assert that you’re not weak, it’s only because YOU ARE WEAK.

I’ve been saying this for years: Obama is the worst of Neville Chamberlain, who was an absolute dictator in tyrannously imposing his domestic agenda while being a totally weak little boy in the face of threats such as Hitler.  If Obama treated America’s enemies the way he treats Republicans, he would have emptied America’s nuclear arsenal in strikes by now.

And then of course there’s the jubilant video of the five terrorist generals being welcomed as heroes in Qatar, where they’ll be virtually entirely free to do whatever they want as they live in luxury.  Brothers in arms coming home to heroic welcome, and hey, little Muslim boy, wouldn’t YOU like to be this cool?  Just be a terrorist!  I have no question that the five Taliban four-star generals can and probably already ARE directing more deadly actions against America over the phone, over the Internet, over Skype, etc.

On our end, of course, we had Obama who spiked the football as if he’d actually done something WONDERFUL rather than evil for trading a deserter and probable collaborator for five enemy generals while the war against us still rages.  He has Bergdahl’s father come on so he can praise Allah for the release of his son.  I can only suspect that Obama wanted Allah’s name to be praised but was too much of a coward to do it himself and so did it by proxy.

America has become such a pathetic joke under this president.

I don’t have any doubt at all that Bergdahl – who said he was ashamed to be an American BEFORE he removed his uniform and deserted his unit to collaborate with the enemy – has created a lot more Americans who are ashamed to be Americans.  Because any country that would have a disgrace like Obama lead them and any country that would trade five top generals for one collaborating deserter is a place to be ashamed of, indeed.

Remember Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Obama ‘3 AM Phone Call’ Ad? OBAMA WASN’T In Situation Room on 9/11 When Ambassador Was Murdered

May 2, 2014

Remember how Hillary Clinton ran against Obama, pointing out that he was a national security flea weight who wouldn’t be there when we needed him?

Do you know what’s funny about that ad?  When Obama never bothers to pick up the damn phone, IT WAS HILLARY CLINTON ON THE OTHER END.

And we now know what a disgrace Hillary Clinton was at the State Department.  Because she’s sewer in this every bit as much as Obama.  Do you know who was the VERY FIRST person to falsely claim that the terrorist attack on Benghazi was a “spontaneous uprising” as the result of an “Internet video”?  Hillary Clinton was that shameless liar.

It is easily provable that one of the questions we have asked over and over and over again for going on two years now AND NEVER RECEIVED AN ANSWER ON was the question where was Obama on the night of the terrorist attack on the Benghazi compound???

There’s one reason we’ve never received an answer: because the answer makes Obama look really, really bad, really, really weak and really, really incompetent.  Oh, and really, really disgraceful.

Last night on Fox News Special Report, Bret Bair got it on the factual record.  For the FIRST TIME since the TERRORIST ATTACK on American soil in Benghazi in which a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans were brutally murdered, we finally know for a fact that BARACK OBAMA WAS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN IN THE SITUATION ROOM AS THE DISASTER UNFOLDED.

We got this news from Barack Obama’s own NSC “Dude” boy, who not only admitted altering the CIA talking points - which the White House had for two years SWORN it had not done – but who admitted that he was in the situation room and Barack Obama never showed up:

BAIER: Where was the president?

VIETOR: In the White House.

BAIER: He wasn’t in the Situation Room?

VIETOR: At what point in the evening?

BAIER: Any point in the evening.

VIETOR: It’s well known that when the attack was first briefed to him it was in the Oval Office and he was updated constantly. And during that briefing he told Tom Donilon and his Joint Chiefs and Sec Def to begin moving all military assets into the region.

BAIER: So when Hillary Clinton talks to him at 10:00 p.m., he’s where?

VIETOR: I don’t know. I don’t have a tracking device on him in the residence.

BAIER: But you were in the Situation Room and he wasn’t there.

VIETOR: Yes, I was in the White House.

BAIER: And the president wasn’t in the Situation Room?

VIETOR: Not in the room I was in. Let’s just be clear. You don’t have to be in the Situation Room to monitor an intelligence situation. The PDB is in the Oval Office.

For the record, “the Situation Room” is ONE ROOM.  It is not a suite.  There is no way Obama was in the Situation Room and Tommy Vietor – who was in the room throughout the evening on his testimony – would not have seen the president.

It is true that a president doesn’t necessarily HAVE to be in the Situation Room during a crisis.  He could be briefed from elsewhere.  But it is EQUALLY TRUE that it is in the Situation Room and NOWHERE ELSE that a president could receive live feeds immediately as they were coming in.

And it is the height of irresponsibility that we had a United States ambassador under fire and missing and a president of the United States AWOL while he was being murdered over a period of several hours.

I tell you what: I watched that interview with Bret Bair and Obama’s former NSC “dude” boy.  And one of the things that shocked me without the little turd saying a word was the fact that under Obama we’ve had Doogie Howser running our national security for us.

That explains a lot about the disaster and disgrace that is our Obama foreign policy and national security.  You can’t get a real man to work for Obama because no real man would ever work for Obama.

What we now know and know for a FACT is that the White House invented the Youtube video in order to fabricate a false national security scenario so that Obama wouldn’t have to answer for his outright LIE that he had al Qaeda on the run.  The email says it perfectly: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

We know that on the night of the 9/11 terrorist attack in Benghazi on 2011, the White House was in fact scrambling.  NOT to rescue the Americans who were under fire, but ONLY to cover-up and save Obama’s political weasel ass after his “al Qaeda is on the run” garbage.

Because it WAS a “broader failure of policy” and Obama had to lie and cover-up his cover-up to protect his lies and his cover-up.

Today Obama had a press conference with Angela Merkel and he said something about Ukraine that is frankly amazing in light of what we know happened in Benghazi:

He said the Russian account of events in eastern Ukraine that there was a spontaneous uprising by pro-Russian activists was belied by the use on Friday of surface-to-air missiles that brought down two of Ukraine’s military helicopters.

“It is obvious to the world that these Russian-backed groups are not peaceful protesters. They are heavily armed militants,” Obama said.

You know, much the way any decent human being would immediately understand that Benghazi was not a “spontaneous uprising” because of the use of incredibly well-trained mortar crews who precisely attacked the compound.  Five rounds were fired in less than one minute in the dark, with three accurately hitting their target – which all by itself was enough to immediately demonstrate that a well-trained crew was operating with pre-calculated coordinates.

Obama is a liar by his own rhetoric as he demonizes Putin for being the same sort of liar without shame that Obama proved himself to be YEARS ago.

If Heel Slipping Destroys Your Shoes, Here’s Something For You To Try

April 11, 2014

I’m going to admit something: I’m a genetic freak.  In more ways than one, I’m sure.

That acknowledged, we’ll just deal with one of my tragic genetic mutations: the fact that while the ball of my foot is fairly wide, it turns out that my heel is fairly narrow.

That means, of course, that I’ve got to buy wide shoes to fit the ball of my foot, but wide shoes and narrow heels don’t go together so well.

So the result is that my heel slips in my shoes as I’m walking.

For whatever reason, heel slippage has generally not caused me discomfort in my shoes and boots.   And I usually don’t end up with a lot of blisters.

What I end up with is destroyed shoes, as the inside lining gets shredded by my slipping heel.

It was a bad enough problem that I pretty much started wearing all-leather shoes and boots several years ago.  And I’m not just talking about “all leather” on the outside, but on the INSIDE of the shoe/boot as well.  That way, my heel could slip to its little heel-heart’s content, and there was something substantial to rub against rather than that comfy spongy fabric crap they pad the inside of most shoes and boots with these days.

Everything seemed good.

But yet another genetic defect began to rear its ugly, malformed little head: it turned out that I didn’t have the best arches in the world.  Oh, and I had a hammer toe.  Probably a bunch of other freaky foot things as well, given the fact that my left foot is a little longer but slightly more narrow versus my right foot which is a little shorter but slightly wider.

Do you know how difficult it is to buy all-leather boots with good arch support?  Try your glass slipper on in size “impossible” there, Cinderella.

I had to have a custom orthotic.

Now, in the dark ages they would have just left me out to die or euthanized me in some other manner.  But in these humane times they give freaks like me orthotics so we can walk around with the normal humans – you know, the people who AREN’T freaks.

Anyway, my orthotician told me I needed to start wearing boots with good arch support for my walks.  He suggested Hi Techs.

But it turned out that EVERY Hi Tech boot I saw had the same spongy, cushy lining.  Which my slipping heels tore up and destroyed in a matter of two weeks or less.

I tried those heel slippage inserts that have the adhesive and stick inside the heel of your boot.  They lasted about a day or two.

Normal people don’t have to live like this, you know.  Just us abby normal freaks.

I finally figured out a trick that has worked seriously well for me.  And it only cost about sixty or seventy cents for enough material to last for several months.

What you do is go to a fabric store.  I went to the fabric section of Wal-Mart.  And you get the most leather-like fabric material that they have (leather would be GREAT, but it’s hard to find).

Have them cut a yard of fabric between 2-3″ wide.  Like I said, it costs about seventy cents.  By making it 2-3″ inches wide, you make it wide enough to stick in the back of your shoe where your heel rubs.

What you’re going to do is cut off a section of that fabric and stick it under your insole or orthotic to hold it down.  I cut it so I can have about 5″ under the insole/orthotic.  It won’t slip out that way as you’re walking.

And then leave it just long enough to stick out slightly over the top of your heel.

So how much you cut off the yard of fabric depends on a) how long your foot is and b) how high whatever kind of shoe or boot you’re wearing is.

I’ve had the same boots now for over four months and the inside fabric is still intact.  Which is like a miracle.  I use a shoe horn to put my boots on, and what I do is push the material against the heel of my boot with the shoe horn as I put my foot in so the fabric stays in place between my heel and the heel of the boot.  And then I lace up the boot.

Every couple of months the fabric will wear out and you’ll have to do the job again.  But that’s a lot better than the inside of your shoe or boot wearing out, you see.

Like I said, if you could find leather strips about 2-3″ wide, it would be ideal.  Maybe Michael’s sells leather strips?  I haven’t been there to find out.

I just thought I’d pass that tip along.

We freaks need to stick together, you know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malaysian Government On Flight 370 And Obama On ANY Of His MANY Scandals: The EXACT Same Treatment

April 1, 2014

Chinese families are PISSED over the Malaysian government’s constant stonewalling.

Every decent American knows pretty much EXACTLY how those Chinese victims’ families feel.

What the Chinese keep hearing from Malaysian authorities is the same thing that we keep hearing from Obama on a host of different scandals: from Obama putting thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels who used those guns to murder an American Border Patrol officer to the scandal in Benghazi to the scandal at the IRS, it’s no different WHATSOEVER from what the Chinese families are hearing regarding whatever the hell happened to Flight 370.

I heard a Chinese victim’s family member talking about the Malaysian governments’ stonewalling.  What is the Malaysian government saying to these families?

“We can’t talk about that because it’s under investigation.”

“I’m not responsible for that.”

Basically, “Go away.  We aint saying squat and you can’t do a damn thing about it.”

One of the amazing things about the mainstream American media is how willing they have been to act the part of Joseph Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda and simply report whatever their Führer says as true while mocking whatever the opponents of the Führer says as false.  If you want to know what it’s like to watch television in North Korea as to how they treat their “Dear Leader,” just watch MSNBC for an hour or so.

No American president will ever be accountable to Congress or to any American system ever again after Obama.  It’s kind of like the public matching funds system that every presidential candidate since Nixon has used until Obama – who raised and spent more money on his campaign than any leader in the history of planet earth bar none: Obama obliterated accountability.

Product Review: Sportline Digital Distance Tracker Pedometer

March 22, 2014

A little about myself: over the past two years, I’ve lost about a hundred pounds, going from an obviously unfit 330+ pounder to an obviously fit 230+ pounder.  Obviously (seems like a good word), I’ve had to make a few changes to accomplish that.

I joined a gym and have worked out hard.  But even before I joined the gym, I was working toward losing weight – and it was that previous exercise routine that enabled me to have the courage to join a gym.  What was that “previous exercise”?  Walking.

I live in the California desert, and started heading out with my dog every day for a walk.  At first it was hard to psych myself up for it.  But it became easier and easier as I made it a habit.  And those walks are now the highlight of my day.

One of the things I discovered that really helped me transform my walking is a pedometer.  By keeping track of how far you’ve walked, you 1) know how many calories you’ve burned and 2) know how far you went yesterday so you can challenge yourself to go further today and further yet tomorrow.

You can read up on pedometers and see how weight loss specialist recommend them as an aide/tool (for another example, see here).

I wear mine everywhere I think I’m going to do a fair amount of walking.  I wear it shopping, for instance.  And there’s something about seeing those step numbers go up and then click over to the distance and see that I’ve gone x.xx miles that makes me want to go just a little bit further.  If I’ve gone nearly a mile, something in me makes me want to keep walking until I’ve gone that full mile.  If you think that’s crazy, all I can say is that it’s really nice to finally use my crazy to my benefit for a change.

But then there’s the question: which pedometer should I buy?

Well, I’ve bought four of them.  And the first three weren’t very good.  The last one has been so good I’m singing its praises.

I bought it at Wal-Mart for about $15.  It is a “Sportline Digital Distance Tracker” (UPC 095121107035).

The units I bought prior had the advantage of being cheaper.  But they had the disadvantages of being far more fragile, far less accurate, far less easy to attach to yourself, and frankly far less easy to use.

Let me take those in order:

The Sportline Digital Distance Tracker has been durable.  I’ve actually screwed up and let the thing go through the washing machine.  I was sure it was destroyed.  But believe it or not, I removed the battery, kept the compartment open, actually took the thing on a walk just to wave it around so it would have a chance to air out, and when I put the battery back in the thing came on and worked perfectly.  Since that mishap, I check all my pants and shorts pockets for pedometers before they go into the washing machine.  I’ve also dropped it a couple of times, which was more than enough to kill one of my cheaper units.  I mean, don’t do that stuff, but this unit has proven to be a pretty durable gadget for me.

The Sportline Digital Distance Tracker has been more accurate.  It has what they call “3 axis digital accuracy.”  And since I walk out in the desert, up and down hills and over uneven terrain, I discovered that cheaper units simply don’t record all of your steps if you don’t walk in such an even-stride manner that makes them happy.  As an example, I walked up a steep hill with another unit and was depressed to note that it hadn’t recorded a single step after all that work.  This unit has been by far the best at keeping count of my steps no matter where those steps have been.  Whatever unit you buy, I strongly suggest you get one that has that 3 axis deal.

The Sportline Digital Distance Tracker has been easier to attach to myself.  It’s part of the “3 axis” thing.  Most units will clip to your belt or tie to your shoelace.  And this one will do that, too.  But you can also just stick it in your pocket.  Which is what I do.  Warning: if you’re absent-minded, you run the risk of accidentally throwing it in the washing machine.  Please don’t do that – although my unit did come back to life.

The Sportline Digital Distance Tracker has been easy to use.  I remember one unit that was so awkward to use I practically needed to have the manual with me for the first month.  And by the time I figured out how it worked, it wasn’t working any more.  This unit is REAL easy to use.  Once you have programmed your stride length, you only need to click ONE button to go from your total step count to your distance walked to your calories burned to your time spent walking and back to your total step count.

Now, let me say something about the stride length.  My advice: don’t worry about it being hyper-accurate with your stride length.  The first time I started using pedometers, I was as hung-up with precisely measuring my stride length as a sprinter coach is about his stop watch.  But what I’ve learned is that the key to using these things is to keep pushing yourself to go a little further and then a little further.  And as long as you don’t keep monkeying around with the stride length, it will be the same from walk to walk to walk and you’ll know how far you’ve gone relative to your previous walk.  That bit of wisdom came to me as I pondered my walks: when I walk uphill, my stride length is one thing, when I walk downhill it is another, and when I walk on soft sand or over an uneven trail it is another thing yet.  But while my pace is uneven, I still have a much better idea of how far I’ve gone than I would have without the darn thing and I definitely have a good idea of how far I’ve gone today relative to yesterday as I hike different trails.

If you want to lose weight or just get your heart and lungs in better condition, I urge you to get off your butt and start walking.  And I advise you to start out with a small, manageable walk – don’t tell yourself you’re going to start walking ten miles a day because it will be too much for you and you won’t be able to keep it up – and then build your body and your schedule and your desire to keep going up so that you go further and further.

Oh, a dog helps, too.  It is nice to have a buddy to walk with.  And nobody loves going for a walk more than a dog!

Welcome To The Brotherhood Of Iron

June 5, 2013

When I was a young man I served in what was considered an “elite” unit.  I still remember the first time I got to wear my jump boots and my beret with my dress greens and see all the people in a room – or for that matter all the people in an auditorium – take notice.  And while we trained long and hard to the extent that my four years in the Army seemed more like eight simply due to the long hours we spent in the field, that feeling of pride, of knowing that I was something special in a way that everybody could identify, never went away.  If nothing else, we constantly were going to new Army schools and receiving new badges, we constantly deployed and added ribbons to our so-called fruit salad bars (the display of all the ribbons worn on the left chest of a dress uniform).  We simply constantly added to the pride that we all first felt when we put on our uniforms for the first time.

When a soldier puts away his uniform for the last time, he has to say goodbye to that direct experience of pride.  You still remember and feel the pride, but you don’t get to wear it anymore.  And, of course, when you don’t get to wear it any more, the only person in that room or that auditorium who knows what you’ve accomplished is you.  Which of course can still be satisfying, but it just isn’t nearly as fun.

All that said as my setup, it turns out that even though I’m not wearing a beret and dress greens replete with all my badges and ribbons, well, I still get to enjoy that feeling of “standing out.”

I don’t have a uniform that I can put on and take off; what I’ve got instead is a bunch of muscle.  Muscle that also stands out and sets me apart in a way that anyone can identify.

And just like the uniform that used to give me so much pride to wear, I don’t have pride just because of what I look like; I have pride because what I look like represents a lot of hours of hard, grueling work from which came strength.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at the kitchen counter at my church getting a cup of coffee, and a strikingly pretty young girl who was a member of the Hispanic congregation came up to me and said, “Are you a bodybuilder?”

Well, that question always discombobulates me.  Because, no, I don’t think of myself as a “bodybuilder.”  A bodybuilder is somebody who shaves off all their body hair, puts on a speedo, rubs on a bunch of oil and flexes onstage in competitions with other bodybuilders.  I’ve never done that and I’ve never wanted to do that.  Me, I’m a weight lifter, not a bodybuilder.  But, well, then again, I usually do a “bodybuilding” weight lifting routine, although I also do quite a bit of powerlifting stuff, and so I guess I’m kind of a bodybuilder…

Well, this pretty young girl bailed me out of fumbling to answer what had been intended as a very simple question.  And she said something I will probably never forget: “I saw you walking by and you looked like a super hero.”

That’s right.  A super hero.

Let me tell you why those words meant so much to me.  Two things.

The first thing you should know is that, as the years passed me by following my career as a soldier, I allowed my body to basically go to pot.  Eight months ago, before I finally decided to do something about it, I weighed in at over 300 pounds.  And I am now over sixty pounds lighter – even as I’ve put on quite a bit of muscle.

Now, sixty pounds in eight months is right in the range of the 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week that is considered optimum (overall, I’ve lost nearly two pounds a week, on average).  But for anybody who has ever tried to lose a lot of weight, I don’t have to tell you what a struggle it is, how hard you have to work to succeed, how many battles you have to win against your out-of-whack desires and most of all how frustratingly – even agonizingly – slow it feels to lose weight over a long period.  I’ve had an awful lot of compliments about how well I’ve done and how much better I look now, but that “super hero” line took the prize as the one that I will most treasure.

I’ve come so far in reclaiming myself and attaining some difficult-to-win goals.  And in that sense, all appearances aside, I AM a super hero, aren’t I?

It sure feels nice to be one again.

The second thing about that comment from that young girl is that it underscores why I started lifting weights in the first place when I was a kid.

I didn’t grow up in the computery-world of smart phones and apps; when we had our family vacations, my brother and I loaded up on comic books.  You know, the Marvel and DC kind, the kind that are replete with “super heroes.”

I wonder if there was ever a boy who read a comic book who never had it occur to him that he would very much like to look like the comic book super heroes they were looking at.

What sealed it for me was when my older brother – who was already lifting weights himself – got me turned on to the Robert E. Howard Conan the Barbarian character.  Believe me, Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t even come CLOSE to holding a candle to the incredible warrior that comes to life in the short stories of Howard.  Howard wrote so vividly and so viscerally and so visually that you could SEE Conan in your mind’s eye.  And I wanted to bring out my inner “Conan.”

And the only way I knew how to do that was to follow my big brother – which of course I’d already done so many times in the past – and start lifting weights.

I was already a big strong kid, and it didn’t take those weights very long to start leaving their mark.  The muscles came out just in time for the coach of my high school football team to notice them.  And those muscles made me one of the best players on the team.  Thanks to Conan the Barbarian.

I really got into lifting after I got out of the Army.  I seriously injured a knee during my service, and fell back into weight lifting during my rehab.

As I got big and strong, and then bigger and stronger, one of the things that I observed was the fact that those muscles gave me presence.  I couldn’t help but notice that people noticed, much the same way they had noticed when I was wearing my jump boots and beret with my dress greens.  A fair number of times I was in night clubs back then and women would come up to me and say, “Everyone in here is looking at you!”

I became used to that attention, such that it kind of went into the background as a common experience.

Which was why, as I first started to get away from weight lifting, and then as I began to put on the wrong kind of weight, I hardly noticed that I wasn’t getting quite so noticed.  And then one day it was gone entirely.

Eight months ago, when I decided that it was time for me to start loving myself enough to start taking care of myself, I didn’t start out thinking about reclaiming my former glory.  But it didn’t take long as I started dieting that I realized that I had to have some kind of vision of what I wanted to become.  When you need to lose sixty pounds and beyond, you aren’t just going to lose weight; you are going to TRANSFORM.  And as that realization came, I knew that I could never be content merely becoming smaller and thinner.  Because I’ve always had that drive to stand out.  And because when I closed my eyes and tried to visualize the ideal “me,” that “me” was always muscular and powerful.  It took me about three weeks to decide that I needed to join a gym and get to work transforming myself from what I was into what I wanted to become.

I never dreamed any of the muscles that I’d fought so hard for only to allow to vanish would ever come back.  But it turns out that there truly is something called “muscle memory.”  As I started hitting the weights for the first time in years, my body remembered the experience and started working overtime to rebuild.

Weight lifting is probably not for most people.  It is hard, grueling, even excruciating work.  You’ve got to want something bad enough to force yourself to the limits of your strength and endurance.  And then do it over and over and over again.  When you lift weights, you literally tear your muscle fibers apart and force them to keep growing so they can survive the next torture session you are going to put yourself through.  Every day is ass-kicking day, and it doesn’t matter if you’re the biggest, strongest, baddest dude there; because you are going to be kicking your own ass.

It takes a form of courage to go through workout after workout, day after day, week after week and month after month to keep pushing yourself past your previous limits.

I’ve had it all, and I’ve lost it all.  Now I want it back, I’m willing to work hard to get it back, and I will never take it for granted again when I get it back.

It’s a fascinating thing: I can’t say I enjoy lifting weights.  For example, I’ve got a case of tendonitis in my right elbow.  And so I know that when I do those five heavy sets of standing curls that it is going to HURT.  Oh, I could take three or four months off and get over that annoying pain – but don’t hold your breath waiting for me to do that.  Sometimes I take a little longer to hit that next set because I’ve simply got to screw on the courage to do it.  And even in the other lifts that don’t bother that nasty tendonitis, nothing is easy: in the brotherhood of iron we push our bodies to the point of failure and then past that point, and that kind of failure comes only with pain after an awful lot of exertion.

That’s the thing that makes weight lifting and bodybuilding a “brotherhood.”  Every guy in there who keeps coming back for more knows what every other guy has to put himself through.  In between our own sets we can watch our brothers struggling through their own.  And there’s a respect for one another that comes as a result.

Now, I call it a “brotherhood,” but there are some women in that group, too.

There are some real beautiful women in my gym who push themselves real hard to get in shape and to improve that shape.  The women are working toward a different goal, but they’re hitting a lot of the same exercises that hurt the most in their programs.  But it’s mostly us guys who are doing that hard pushing.  I’d say the hard-core lifters are at about a 15-1 male-to-female ratio.  Women are most certainly welcome – please don’t ever think for a nanosecond that guys don’t enjoy watching an attractive woman work out!  But until a lot more of them show up, the gym is a “brotherhood.”

Unfortunately, many women continue to believe the rather silly notion that if they lift weights, they’ll put on a whole bunch of muscle.  The thing is, if putting on muscle were really that easy, don’t you think that all the guys – who have on average at least 20 TIMES the muscle-building testosterone hormone that women have – would all be walking around with giant muscles?  Sadly, these women – along with not giving the men the credit for the muscles they had to work so hard to earn – are undermining their own abilities to transform and shape themselves by denying themselves the incredibly powerful tool of weight lifting.

There are women who work out hard several days a week in my gym.  And these women are just absolutely gorgeous.  Believe me, NOBODY confuses them for men.

But let us talk a little bit more about a gym as a “brotherhood.”

I can’t speak of every gym in the world, but in my gym, there are a lot of hand shakes and even more “fist bumps.”  Many of us tend to train on the same schedules.  We therefore see each other for a couple hours a day several times a week, we obviously have many of the same interests, we encourage each other and we start growing rather fond of each other.

Those of us who keep coming in and working hard have something else in common that unites us: we each of us have that sense of soul-deep vision as to what we ideally look like – and we’re each working to make that vision of ourselves a reality.  No matter how hard it is or how long it takes.  We’re the kind of people who are willing to fight to make what we dream about happen.  That’s where the “Brotherhood of Iron” part comes in: we’ve each got to lift a lot of iron and we each need iron resolve in order to keep doing it.

Every man and woman has his or her own ideal self-image.  Some guys just want to be big and powerful and they frankly don’t care whether they’re blocky-looking or don’t have “abs.”  Other guys – and I’m in this group – want to build the muscle and eliminate the body fat.  But there are a LOT of other potential ways to go, aren’t there?  Runners and cyclists and swimmers all have a very different idea as to what they ought to look like, for instance.  And that’s the way it ought to be.  We each have our own bodies and we each have our own ideals and our own goals.  What’s important is what we are willing to do to make those ideals and goals happen in the real world.

That’s the ultimate question: the dream or vision you’ve got – just what are you willing to endure to make it come true?

At this point I’ve probably got about twenty pounds more to lose – while working hard to keep the muscle I’ve got if not build more of it – in order to reach my own vision.  Twenty pounds is a daunting challenge.  But then again, I’ve already been there and done that three times as I’ve lost that sixty pounds, haven’t I?

What I love about my gym is that I’m in the right place, and in the company of the right people, to help me get where I want to be.

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Update, July 21: As of today, I’ve lost 71 pounds in 10 months (and 7 pounds since I wrote this). And I have done it through a combination of nutrition/diet changes and an exercise level whereby an overloaded draft horse would look at me and say, “Well, at least I’m not THAT poor bastard!” I like exercise and I have made that work in my favor. But at the core of my program has been the fact that I literally envisioned and SAW what I wanted to become, and then I began to use weight training to help me accomplish my goals and make my vision a reality.

I’m getting there, and you can do the same. But it won’t happen until you make up your mind and truly resolve to MAKE it happen.


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