The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Friday, May 1, 2009

We HAVE Forgotten

Nacilbupera isn't a country music buff, but we do enjoy a little country now and then. The first time we heard Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten" several months ago (song is much older than that) it literally brought tears to our eyes. Darryl hit it exactly on the head with the lyrics; it simply couldn't be said any more perfectly. And the point is, we HAVE forgotten; or at least some of us have.

Nacilbupera is riled about how the Commander in Chief seems to have forgotten the events of 9/11, the day we awakened to foreign terrorism being achieved in our homeland. Obama's priority is to get rid of Guantanamo Bay, to stop the enhanced interrogation techniques he views as torture, and to release vital CIA documents needed to be kept secret to allow the CIA to protect our country. Although Nacilbupera feels that Obama would never purposely allow our country to lower its defenses, Nacilbupera does condemn him for doing just that. Obama gets an "F" for Failing to adequately protect our county. This is not like Bush where we really didn't fully understand our inadequacies of combating terrorism before 9/11: Obama you know better. You have lived through 9/11. You ought to be doing everything in your power to protect this country but you're too busy trying to figure out if you want to change the definition of torture to go after some Bush administration fall guys. Cut it out before the Chicago tower falls, or before L.A. is hit, or before many innocent men, women, and children have to lose their lives because of your incompetence.

Waterboarding, sleep deprivation, isolation, and other techniques are NOT torture. They do NOT inflict permanent damage on a person. They are done ONLY because the terrorist will not yield the information they are harboring used to kill more innocent people. Torture IS slowly being suffocated to death from smoke inhalation on the 105th floor of a building attacked by terrorists. Torture IS beheading an American Journalist because he is Jewish. And lastly, torture and death ARE what Obama will inflict on the very citizens subordinated to his protection due to his feeble and vain attempts to block terrorism.

Our country is already a lot less safe in the much celebrated "first 100 days" of Obama's administration. Nacilbupera feels that multiple terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda are potting attacks on American soil to take advantage of Obama's apparent disdain for the CIA. Nacilbupera predicts that then inevitable outcome of Obama's policies will be another successful foreign terrorist attack on our soil in the not far distant future. Indeed, Nacilbupera is wary of investing in the stock market because of the negative impact of an expected future terrorist attack. Instead, Nacilbupera recommends investing a modest amount in food and supplies and paying down debts and mortgages--which advice is sound at any given point in time.

Nacilbupera thinks perhaps the most unsung heroes right now are CIA agents who are doing the best they can to gather the information they need to protect us. They are often unknown and unsung and their deaths are not even always public as compared to our military and local emergency officials.

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