cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke before the U.N. General Assembly a short time ago today and delivered an as impassioned a speech as I have heard from anyone anywhere anytime. He laid out the arguments against the U.S./Iranian deal negotiated by our Secretary of State certainly at the direction of our President.
Russian President Putin has apparently been emboldened, as if he needing any boost in that area, by the lack of any real push-back by President Obama on Russia’s occupation of parts of Syria with active military flights underway. He has warned us to stay away from the area.
Our President Obama and Russian President Putin jousted on the United Nations stage yesterday and then privately in a 90 minute meeting.
Let us put the public expense side of the Pope’s trip to our country behind us from the start with this acknowledgement: This trip had to carry with it a tremendous cost to our country and the various sites based upon the overtime hours worked by law enforcement and public protection departments everywhere he went.
“Careful what you hope for”…could be the catch phrase from the decision by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to vacate the Speaker’s chair and resign his House seat vs. fighting his vocal opponents by accepting Democrat help to retain the Speaker role and becoming indebted to Ms. Pelosi.