You know it’s bad when the normally compliant lapdog media rips the President for forsaking his job over a chance to campaign on The View.
President Obama arrived in New York Monday afternoon for the United Nations General Assembly. One of the main topics of discussion at this annual meeting will be the recent unrest outside U.S. embassies in the Muslim world, including an attack in Benghazi, Libya, which claimed the lives of four Americans. But unlike years past, the president will not be sitting down with any of the more than 120 world leaders who are here in New York.
Simply put, the White House is prioritizing the president’s reelection effort. Most heads of state will be here all week, but the president will be in New York less than 24 hours, and even then will spend most of his time away from this conference.
After landing in New York Monday afternoon, the president headed straight for a sit-down –not with visiting leaders, but with the ladies of “The View,” for an interview to air tomorrow.
Last year at the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama held 13 one-on-one meetings with major leaders.
But this year diplomacy is taking a back seat to campaigning, despite a worsening civil war in Syria, rising tensions between Israel and Iran, and the recent attack in Libya.
What CBS fails to understand is that watching U.S. buildings burn to the ground, and diplomats being murdered at the hands of Islamic extremists across the Middle East isn’t that big of a deal.
They’re just “bumps in the road“, topics hardly worthy of taking the time to actually act like a President. This man is a rock star people, and the ladies of The View demand his time.
World leaders? He’ll call them … maybe.
When that movement of ‘mostly peaceful’ protesters at Occupy aren’t busy demanding Syria-like violent protests, or celebrating books written by the Weather Underground, or supporting cop-killers in general, it seems they’re using their spare time to make death threats via the Twitter.
Police are investigating an apparent Occupy Wall St. protester’s online threat to kill cops.
Someone with the Twitter handle “smackema1” tweeted this message at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, following a clash at Zuccotti Park.: “we wont make a difference if we dont kill a cop or 2.”
The tweet was directed to a page on Ustream showing live footage of the protests.
The writer was had tweeted several comments about the protests Saturday night.
The NYPD is seeking a subpoena to find out who’s behind the Twitter account, according to Paul Browne, the department’s top spokesman.
Occupiers had tried to stay in Zuccoti Park on St. Patrick’s Day in an attempt to reclaim the area after their eviction back in November.
In addition to the Twitter threat, two police officers and their families received phone threats, and during the melee itself a protester elbowed a cop repeatedly in the face, while another separate activist was charged with assault. Not to mention another individual who was charged with attempted robbery and sexual abuse when he apparently tried to capitalize on the chaos in a way that only an Occupier can. In all, 73 people were arrested.
The Other McCain laments the difficult task being assigned to the NYPD:
St. Patrick’s Day, like New Year’s Eve, is one of those occasions when I carefully avoid alcohol because I refuse to drink with amateurs. But for many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day is a festive occasion celebrated with drunken revelry. Now imagine you’re a New York cop, looking forward to a Saturday night of green beer with your buddies, and you find out instead you’ve been assigned weekend overtime duty because a bunch of Commie freaks have decided to have a protest:
He adds, rather humorously:
That’s the way to do it, NYPD! Give ‘em a sweet taste of the nightstick!
But doesn’t NYPD have tasers? Jack ‘em up with some high voltage!
Billy clubs, tasers, pepper spray, whatever it takes to keep Marxist scum off the streets of New York, do it. These whiny deadbeats are a menace to public safety — scabies! tuberculosis! rape! — and if they refuse to disperse peacefully, they have thereby declared war on the law-abiding citizens of New York, whom the NYPD are sworn to protect and serve.
Of course, we all know that had President Bush entered into a second military action without Congressional consent, nobody would really care.
Via the Daily Caller:
A Republican congressman has introduced a bill that appears to warn President Obama that he could be impeached if the United States gets involved militarily in Syria without congressional approval.
The bill introduced last week by North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones declares that it is an impeachable offense for a president to authorize military action against another country without consent from Congress…
… Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that “our goal would be to seek international permission” — and not necessarily congressional approval — before taking any military action in Syria…
… The bill calls “the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress” an “impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”
Both Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul and Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich last year called Obama’s authorization of military intervention without congressional approval in Libya an impeachable offense.
Occupier Wants ‘True Revolution’, Refers to Clash in Syria That Kills 35 and Asks, "Why Aren’t We Doing This?"
In scanning through the activities of the day involving Occupy Albany, you typically find harmless actions from a juvenile collection of attention whores. Take for instance the recent ‘die-in’ that protestors staged at the Albany Department of Environmental Conservation. The Legislative Gazette reports:
In their latest touting of opposition to hydraulic fracturing or “hydrofracking” in New York State, Occupy Albany protestors staged a symbolic “die-in” at Albany’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) building last Thursday.
Protestors acted out a scene in which they pretended to drink water, contaminated by hydrofracking fluids, and proceeded to pass out and “die” on the floor, blocking one of the front entrance doors. After five minutes, the protestors “revived” themselves and emerged as “frackingstein” monsters. Within half an hour, most Occupy Albany participants had left the scene.
The only logical response to people referring to themselves as ‘frackingstein monsters’ is this:
Then there’s Tim, an active Occupy Albany protestor who took place in the symbolic die-in. You say you want a what?
Tim wants a revolution. Via Facebook:
Is it just big talk from another Occupy drama queen?
Perhaps, but Holmes takes it to a scary level in a more recent post:
What is Tim complaining about? What is it that Occupy Albany is not doing?
Clicking on the link brings you to an MSNBC article with this title:
Deadly Syria clashes claimed as Arab officials visit
Arab League monitor tells protesters at mosque: ‘Our goal … not to remove’ Assad but vows to report ‘blood being shed’
Clashes erupted in Syria on Friday as activists estimated that 500,000 protesters filled the streets to demonstrate against the government of President Bashar Assad, while Arab League officials continued monitoring the situation on the ground.
Activists reported varying numbers of dead in clashes Friday. The Local Coordination Committees, an established coalition, claimed at least 35 people were killed by security forces.
At least two dozen were injured in the Damascus suburb of Douma, activists said. One report said army defectors in Douma were engaged in armed clashes with troops. There were no further details.
“From what I have heard there is blood being shed,” an observer said. “That is for sure.”
Notice that despite the ridiculous and possibly threatening question being posed by Tim, the Occupy Western New York group does not denounce his question.