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Did Obama Let The Camel’s Nose In The Tent?

The expression about the camel’s nose “… is a metaphor for a situation where permitting some small, seemingly innocuous act will open the door for larger, clearly undesirable actions

Today, Russia made breaking news. Putin is moving to create an international conference to eliminate WMDs in Mideast. An act of friendly international diplomacy, or a Kremlin ploy to shift focus from Iran’s nuclear program to Israel? Either way, it’s a story that feels ripped right from the pages of “The Ezekiel Option.” I explain in detail on the blog.

Yes, this may be a way to pressure Israel to give up its nuclear program which is for defense only and which they have never admitted they had.

It’s also a scenario ripped from the pages of The Ezekiel Option. In the novel, the Russian President calls for an international coalition to force Israel to disclose and dismantle her WMDs, or face an invasion not unlike the invasion of Iraq in 2003.


“Breaking Bad” Finale

Did you watch the finale? We did and thought it ended perfectly. Spoiler alert: if you haven’t seen the end, you should stop reading now!

Ok, for the rest of us, I thought it fitting for Mr. White to save Jesse. His soul had turned so black that his only hope for salvation was this selfless act. Then, he gave Jesse a gun and the choice to put him down. Jesse isn’t a heartless killer only when, as in the case of Todd, it was justified.

I loved the scene between Skyler and Mr. White. Her face ran the gamut of emotions for her husband and after he looked at his baby girl, I thought sure Skyler would hug him.

The thing with the show about meth manufacturers is that the characters were extremely well written and you cared about them and the changes in their lives. I hope I can write half as well in my novel.

“Saul Goodman” Was In Town

Had these three guys in my car. I should rephrase this intro. I always hate it when the radio guest says after the interview, “Thanks for having me!” With that in mind, three likable, laid back guys hired me to be their chauffeur. I drove them and all their baggage to their hotel, Powell’s and The Newmark Theater.

BOB ODENKIRK is an actor, writer, film director, and comedian who wrote for Saturday Night Live and the Ben Stiller Show, among others. He writes humor pieces for the New Yorker and is currently starring on the Emmy award winning show “Breaking Bad” as Saul Goodman.

DAVID CROSS, a stand-up comedian, has appeared on several television programs, including Mr. Show and as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development. His book I Drink for a Reason was a New York Times bestseller. Though born in Atlanta, he is an avid Red Sox fan.

BRIAN POSEHN is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his roles in such television shows as Mission Hill, The Sarah Silverman Program, and Mr. Show. As a stand-up comedian, he has participated in numerous productions and group performances, including the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

The three were in Portland to promote their new book “Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show.” They performed the 90s sketch comedy show “Mr. Show” before a sold out audience after the book signing at Powell’s.

While in Portland, they ate Cubano at Bunks, pizza at Sizzle Pie and had fun at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade. They liked the monsoon in Portland, and liked Portlanders in the way they don’t get knocked out over Hollywood personalities.

We all may be glued to the finale of “Breaking Bad” tonight.

Football Upsets Week 4

#6 LSU 41, #9 Georgia 44
# 11 Oklahoma St 21, West Virginia 30

Locally:
Oregon State 44, Colorado 17 and the Beavers are 4-1 Sean Mannion passes for 414 yards and 6 touchdowns in new record. Next week Beavers travel to Washington State.
#2 Oregon 55, California 16

Portland State loses to Cal Poly 38 to 34!

If The Government Shuts Down…

Started by Sarah Palin:
If the government shuts down, who will:

*block responsible resource development
*borrow more money from foreign countries to give to foreign countries
*mortgage my kids’ future to bail out their friends on Wall Street & finance their big government crony capitalism
*”misplace” IRS receipts and ledgers to the tune of tens of millions
*stockpile ammo at DHS
*commandeer pro athletes to testify in front of Congress while watching bureaucrats plead the Fifth

And others chime in:
If the government shuts down, who will:

Borrow from China to give to countries who want to chop off our heads
Who will give our daughters abortions in grade school without our consent
and who will ex spell our 6 yr olds for playing with toy guns are even pointing with their thumb up .
Who omg who will teach our children the Obama song?!”
who will pay for the President to play golf, go on vacation, or travel around to campaign against the Republicans?
Whose (sic) gonna run the death squads

Who Sides With Americans?

Here are the HEROS of the Senate:

Special thanks to the following for listening to the American People: Crapo (R-ID), Cruz (R-TX), Enzi (R-WY), Fischer (R-NE), Grassley (R-IA), Heller (R-NV), Inhofe (R-OK), Lee (R-UT), Moran (R-KS), Paul (R-KY), Portman (R-OH), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Rubio (R-FL), Scott (R-SC), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Toomey (R-PA), Vitter (R-LA).

Not one Democrat switched sides in the first vote. Why is that? Why is our party so made up of Benedict Arnolds? Why are Republicans so willing to sell the American people down the river? Shame!

Let’s elect more like Crapo (R-ID), Cruz (R-TX), Enzi (R-WY), Fischer (R-NE), Grassley (R-IA), Heller (R-NV), Inhofe (R-OK), Lee (R-UT), Moran (R-KS), Paul (R-KY), Portman (R-OH), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Rubio (R-FL), Scott (R-SC), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Toomey (R-PA), Vitter (R-LA) who side with Americans and against the statists!

Filibuster Fails!

I’m saddened! By a vote of 79-19, 25 Republicans joined with all Democrats to advance the bill, easily overcoming Mr. Cruz and his allies who had argued this was the key point that would determine whether major parts of President Obama’s health care law take effect next week.

The result of the vote meant that only 51 votes were needed to strip Obamacare de-funding out of the bill and that bill promptly passed 54-44 on a straight party line vote. So now it’s our turn, to take vengeance on those wussy-assed Republicans-in-name-only who voted against YOUR interests. And unless something major happens this vote will allow Obamacare to proceed against the majority’s wishes.

I will get you the names!
UPDATE: Make no mistake the individuals in the list below voted to help Harry Reid fund Obamacare. No matter how many excuses they make, nothing will change this fact. They have no excuse. They will try to put lipstick on it and find a way to convince you that it was the right thing to do, but it is all lies. Don’t let them get away with their attempts at damage control. Hold their feet to the fire!

Now this fight is back in the hands of the House and we expect them to hold the line and stand firm.

Remove these rino Senators:

Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Chiesa (R-NJ)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Graham (R-SC)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Johnson (R-WI)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Thune (R-SD)
Wicker (R-MS)


My Future Career Tip!

Yesterday, I picked up a Prestige Limousine client in Lake Oswego and took him to PDX for a flight home. As we crossed the Willamette on the Marquam Bridge, we took in the progress of the new light rail bridge being built. He told me that everything, like a bridge, is now built on a computer in the cloud and all sorts of engineering decisions are made there. An engineer can subject the bridge to various loads, make design changes, subject the design to earthquake stresses all on the computer. Because the design is in the cloud, what used to take two to three days for each iteration, even with a powerful computer, now can be viewed instantly or can take as much as a 30-minutes. The cloud substantially decreases the design time, cuts production or manufacturing time, cuts costs and increases safety.

I shared with him the bus charter of children that took us to the new Sellwood Bridge. The children saw from water level the result of shifting a working bridge 30 to 60 feet downstream, so a new bridge could be built in its place. They saw how new piles coffer dams were built and met the engineers working on the project. I doubt if it impressed the children, but I was astounded that most of the civil engineers were women fresh out of college in the last two years. When I grew up, engineers were men.


Big pipe to be used for the new bridge concrete.


Looking up at the old, shifted Sellwood.


My charter bus under the new bridge supports.

Here’s my future career tip: My passenger says his company is looking for female engineers to hire. I failed to ask him why. Maybe women bring a unique perspective to a project; maybe they demand less in salary; maybe it’s good for morale; maybe the answer is none of the above. Whatever, his company wants to hire female mechanical and electrical engineers. All they can get. This is still an area dominated by men, he told me. So if you like to design or build things and you’re a woman consider becoming in demand mechanical and electrical engineers.

Don’t Be Fooled!

Don’t be fooleds by McCain, Graham or Cornyn

Breaking: Whistleblower Reveals U.S. State Dept. Ships Arms Directly to al-Qaeda…

(KIT DANIELS) — A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the U.S. State Department’s direct arm shipments to al-Qaeda.

William Robert “Tosh” Plumlee started his career as a CIA contract pilot in the late 1950s, delivering guns and ammunition on behalf of the agency to Fidel Castro.

Plumlee confirmed that such arm deals are still common today, with the State Dept. shipping arms to al-Qaeda via the CIA.

During an interview with Alex Jones, Plumlee pointed out that Pat Smith, the mother of an information management officer also killed during the Benghazi attack, received little information from the Obama administration about her son’s murder.

“I began to wonder ‘why won’t they tell her anything?’” He asked. “Then a contact of mine in the Middle East, a high-ranking NATO official, mentioned to me that he had reports that the ambassador [J. Christopher Stevens] had been complaining about the dispatches and cables that he had got from the State Department about the weapons being received and [Islamic] radicals armed, including Stinger missiles.”

According to Plumlee, Steven was ordered to stand down after he asked the State Department what he should do about the American arm shipments to al-Qaeda.

“The ambassador and his people had written a series of field reports and cable dispatches advising our State Department that the rebel factions had been armed with U.S. weapons,” he said. “Now my contention is this: if that is the case, why is that classified as a national security matter?”

Plumlee mentioned that Steven’s field notes have not been released by the State Department.

These revelations suggest that after Stevens told the State Dept. that he did not want al-Qaeda receiving heat seeking missiles, he was killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi which was designed to take out witnesses to the arms transfer and to suppress Stevens’s reports.

The Obama administration then blamed the attack entirely on Islamic protestors enraged by the filmInnocence of Muslims while refusing to answer why U.S. special forces were ordered not to aid Stevens and others during the assault.

The missiles in question, as well as the other weapons given to al-Qaeda, were transported to Libya by C-130s under the Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) program, which operates within the State Department.

As explained by New York Times best-selling author and former journalist Jim Marrs, the DCS program oversees the shipment of U.S. weapons and training to countries around the world.

Through its own internal investigations, the State Dept. admitted that firearms supplied by the DCS have ended up in the hands of foreign enemies.

Tying it all together, Plumlee stated that the weapons given to al-Qaeda were “U.S. made weapons that came from the DCS program, illegally transported by C-130s” into countries such as Turkey and Jordan and were “dispatched from CIA safe houses to the Syrian rebels.”

As we have documented in the past, the Syrian rebels are predominantly al-Qaeda fighters who want to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad in order to install an Islamic state in Syria.

If al-Qaeda controls Syria, other nations could easily take advantage of the ensuring chaos and Syria’s reduced sovereignty by extracting trillions of dollars in oil revenue from the country.

The Syrian rebels led by the Jabhat al-Nusra Front, the direct offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq, were described as the “most effective fighting force in Syria” after filling the void left by the secular Free Syrian Army.

Suffering from severe shortages in weapons and supplies, the Free Syrian Army began losing soldiers to the better armed and equipped al-Nusra Front.

Now it is known why the al-Nusra Front, and al-Qaeda worldwide, never seem to lack arms: they are receiving weapon shipments directly from the State Dept.


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