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Your Morning Zen Video

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 6:19 am

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]

Niall Ferguson comes on MSNBC and splashes the cold water of reality regarding The Won’s wonderful foreign policy:

Harsh. There’s a long clip of it, here, too.

And there is a Daily Beast article by him along the same lines, here.

Hat Tip: Hot Air.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

21 Responses to “Your Morning Zen Video”

  1. I got a happy feeling in my pants when I saw this clip. I want to have Nials baby.

    SGT Ted (5d10ae)

  2. That’s gonna leave a mark.

    Well it would on anything but an empty suit.

    quasimodo (4d0d2c)

  3. Damn. Harsh.

    I like.

    And I like how the host ascribes to Obama things that he had absolutely no influence over. “Largely peaceful” – What the hell did he do to cause that?

    Scott Jacobs (041d9e)

  4. I dislike spiders. Not to put too fine a point on it, the f**king terrify me.

    At one point at my father’s, I saw this huge freaking spider in the garage while I was working on my car.

    I sprayed it with bug killer, jabbed it with the end of a broom, vacuumed it up with a small canister-vac, and then took the bag from the vacuum and set it on fire in the fire pit.

    I relate all of that to you folks so that you know what used to be my definition of “overkill”.

    I say “used to be”, because this clip is now my new definition.

    Scott Jacobs (041d9e)

  5. Scott

    > What the hell did he do to cause that?

    Don’t you know that our president has the power to influence far beyond the direct cause and effect of the material world. consider for instance, this:

    > Barack Obama is inspiring us like a desert lover, a Washington Valentino. We who have felt apathetic, angry at two (likely) stolen elections, K-Street hegemony, the “pornography of the trivial”* in journalism and culture; we who are heartbroken over a war we knew was wrong, we who thought (especially after Baby Bush got in a 2nd time) that America got what it asked for; we who stopped wanting to participate ’cause it doesn’t matter whether we do or don’t; we have a crush. We’re talking about it; we’re getting involved, we’re tuning in and turning out in numbers we haven’t seen in ages. My musician friends and I are writing songs to inspire people and couples all over America are making love again and shouting “yes we can” as they climax!

    And less ridiculously, there is Steven Den Beste’s excellent piece, here:

    Seriously, read it. its a classic. it explains alot about how liberals think.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  6. Don’t watch MSNBC….who is the blond bimbo? She is truly pathetic, can’t they find someone quasi intelligent to project obama’s propaganda?

    J (2946f2)

  7. can’t they find someone quasi intelligent to project obama’s propaganda?

    Heh. You so just answered your own question.

    Scott Jacobs (041d9e)

  8. J

    couldn’t they find a smart and hot blonde like Fox does with Meghan Kelly? (sp?)

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  9. Would love to have been in the control room during that. Wow.

    Sincerely think I have a new crush.

    em (3fe634)

  10. Mika’s none too smart, but she sure knows how to read her DNC talking points memo every day on that air. Niall’s kindly references to her father’s disasterous term as Sec of State is also quite puzzling.

    Dmac (c50897)

  11. Uh, Sgt Ted, don’t get too close behind me there … ok? 😉

    SPQR (26be8b)

  12. Worst part is where Mika says something like “but for all of that flip – flopping, it all worked out, right?” Jeez, can I have that gig? How hard is it to wake up at 3:00 in the morning, have your face spray – painted on, then mindlessly read typed pages detailing your innermost thoughts for you?

    No wonder Oprah recently exclaimed that “you guys do the morning show better than anyone.” Quite an endorsement from the nation’s top intellect.

    Dmac (c50897)

  13. Dmac, the “it all worked out” reminds me of the joke about the fellow who fell off the Empire State Building.

    As he passed the 20th floor on his way down, he shouted “So far so good!”

    I think a great question for these carriers of water would be: what do you think would demonstrate bad faith and lack of competence on the part of a President? My guess is that, off the cuff, they would unintentionally give great fodder for demonstrating their hypocrisy and partisanship.

    Simon Jester (8e1cb6)

  14. And Mika’s daddy is still pontificating on foreign policy. Refresh my memory, didn’t he work for dipwad Jimmuh Carter? For those of you who enjoy libtard airheads, you can see Jeananne Garofolo starring in a Criminal Minds spin-off this Wednesday after the regular CM on CBS. The actual actor with talent on the show would be Forrest Whitaker. I wonder whom these women had to do to get their jobs. At least Faux news gets the bright foxes.

    Calypso Louie Farrakhan (798aba)

  15. I agree with you about Whittaker, but he still played a starring role in that creeped – out, Orwellian cult video showcasing famous celebs praying for their Messiah to win the election. Worst acting job evah – irony is always lost on Hollywood types.

    BTW, Mika’s daddy still sounds like a foreign policy reject from UNESCO, and his pontifications match that imagery. I always wonder why his interlocutors never mention his awesome foreign policy successes regarding the USSR (hey, I know! Let’s boycott the Olympics! That’ll show ’em!) or Iran, for example.

    Dmac (c50897)

  16. 15 And how about Stansfield Turner and Sen. Church eviserating our Intelligence Services? If my memory serves me, those were the Carter years also? Wonder how CIA feels about The Won, those who aren’t threatened with prosecution for what they did under Bush (and not for treasonous acts releasing secrets or undermining the POTUS).

    Haven’t watched anything kissing O’s or Clinton’s ass or denigrating W, nor anything Michael Moore other than his early Detroit bashing or I guess it was actually Flint. Thought Whittaker was great in The Last King of Scotland as Idi Amin and as a somewhat corrupt Internal Affairs cop after really nasty cops lead by Michael Chiklis in the TV series The Shield.

    Calypso Louie Farrakhan (798aba)

  17. In each case, the president faced stark alternatives. He could try to catch the wave, Bismarck style, by lending his support to the youthful revolutionaries and trying to ride it in a direction advantageous to American interests. Or he could do nothing and let the forces of reaction prevail. In the case of Iran, he did nothing, and the thugs of the Islamic Republic ruthlessly crushed the demonstrations. This time around, in Egypt, it was worse. He did both—some days exhorting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave, other days drawing back and recommending an “orderly transition.”
    The result has been a foreign-policy debacle. The president has alienated everybody: not only Mubarak’s cronies in the military, but also the youthful crowds in the streets of Cairo. Whoever ultimately wins, Obama loses.

    I think it was on CNN- one of the talking heads was interviewing a young American medical student who was helping at one of the emergency stations in Cairo. They made the mistake of asking the kid some questions without knowing how he would answer.

    CNN: What are people in Egypt saying about America?

    Kid: Uh they are kind of disappointed. They are saying that we are hypocrites.

    CNN: Well…what are they saying about Obama-the Obama Administration?

    Kid: That he’s a hypocrite, that he’s acting hypocritically. That first he says one thing, then he says something else.

    CNN:Who [the talking head is in near hysterics now] is saying that?

    Kid: Everyone.

    madawaskan (fd190b)

  18. Comment by madawaskan — 2/15/2011 @ 9:42 am

    I want to buy that kid an ice cream cone…

    Scott Jacobs (218307)

  19. Scott-

    You could say the kid was -speaking truth to power or something.

    Right in CNN’s face!


    Just thought I’d add this from Obama’s press conference today.

    Since at least people here-will remember things a little differently.

    Transcript [via National Journal]

    11:52 a.m.– CNN’s Ed Henry takes the discussion back to Egypt, asking about the president’s message to protestors, especially because he was criticized for being too cautious during the protests. “Do you want them to taste freedom, or do you want them to taste freedom only if it will also bring stability to our interests in the region?” he asks.

    A [Obama]: “Well, first of all, without revisiting all the events over the last three weeks, I think history will end up recording that at every juncture in the situation in Egypt that we were on the right side of history. What we didn’t do was pretend that we could dictate the outcome in Egypt because we can’t. So we were very mindful that it was important for this to remain an Egyptian event, that the United States did not become the issue. But that we sent out a very clear message that we believed in an orderly transition, a meaningful transition, and a transition that needed to happen not later but sooner. And we were consistent on that message throughout. So particularly if you look at my statements, I started talking about reform two weeks or two and a half weeks before Mubarak ultimately stepped down. And at each juncture, I think we calibrated it just about right. And I would suggest that, you know, part of the test is that what we ended up seeing was a peaceful transition, relatively little violence, and relatively little if any anti-American sentiment. Or anti-Israel sentiment or anti-western sentiment. And I think that testifies to the fact that in a complicated situation, we got it about right.

    [That’s a neat trick Obama does at the end there taking credit for: a peaceful transition, relatively little violence,etc.]

    madawaskan (fd190b)

  20. Any day that ignoramus, Dem talking points spouting Mika gets b-slapped is a good day indeed.

    DakMan (ecf5f8)

  21. DOn’t worry SPQR Im sure its just a phase.

    SGT Ted (5d10ae)

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