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Breakfast Scramble (Thursday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Firing Squad perhaps? From Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, NBC News [1]:

WASHINGTON — The Army on Wednesday filed 22 new charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks, military officials told NBC News.

The most serious of the new charges is “aiding the enemy,” a capital offense that could carry a potential death sentence.

It will be warm where Bradley is going and the sooner the better.

Two Airmen murdered in Germany, from ABC News [2]:

A gunman shouting “Allah Akbar” opened fire on a bus carrying U.S. airmen in Frankfurt, Germany, killing two and wounding two others before his gun jammed and he was subdued, officials said.

An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo was taken into custody and the FBI was heading an investigation because U.S. citizens were killed and to determine whether the shooting was an act of terrorism.

More Lunatic Lutherans.

Dumbo Droppings, discontent in the base, liberals starting to figure out that Dumbo’s not all there, from Ruth Marcus, Washington Post [3]:

For a man who won office talking about change we can believe in, Barack Obama can be a strangely passive president. There are a startling number of occasions in which the president has been missing in action – unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment. He is, too often, more reactive than inspirational, more cautious than forceful.

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He performs best on a stage that permits the grandest sweep. He rises to the big occasion, from his inspiring introduction to the public in his 2004 Democratic convention speech to his healing words in the aftermath of the Tucson shootings.

The president has faltered, though, when called on to translate that rhetoric to more granular levels of specificity: What change, exactly, does he want people to believe in? How, even more exactly, does he propose to get there? “Winning the future” doesn’t quite do it

The “Now is the Time” President seems to have an agenda of causing problems, Obama Care, green house gas regulation, Net neutrality high speed rail (see next), etc, and of avoiding real problems, high unemployment, soaring energy and food prices,

Dumbo’s Cho-Cho Trains, George F. Will, Newsweek [4]:

Generations hence, when the river of time has worn this presidency’s importance to a small, smooth pebble in the stream of history, people will still marvel that its defining trait was a mania for high-speed rail projects. This disorder illuminates the progressive mind.

Remarkably widespread derision has greeted the Obama administration’s damn-the-arithmetic-full-speed-ahead proposal to spend $53 billion more (after the $8 billion in stimulus money and $2.4 billion in enticements to 23 states) in the next six years pursuant to the president’s loopy goal of giving “80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail.” “Access” and “high-speed” to be defined later.

Criticism of this optional and irrational spending—meaning: borrowing —during a deficit crisis has been withering. Only an administration blinkered by ideology would persist.

I enjoyed my model trains set when I was a kid.   It time for Dumbo to quit using the public’s money for his child like obsession with trains.