Sunday, November 24, 2013

If You Can Keep It

Benjamin Franklin:  "A Republic, if you can keep it."

The Barack Obama version:  "If you like your republic, you can keep it.  Period."

Friday, October 11, 2013

Blogiversary!

Wow seven years since I started this thing (and it's my birthday, too).  Yet, this is the third post or so since the last blogiversary.  Oh well, life gets busy, commutes get long, and children grow up too fast.  I think of stuff but don't get around to posting the way I used to.  Well, we'll see what happens over the next year.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Libya Limericks



According to CBS News, former Assistant Secretary of State for Maghreb Affairs Raymond Maxwell has been writing poetry about the Benghazi scandal.  The Obama Administration has been eager to frame Mr. Maxwell, a Navy veteran and 20-year foreign service officer, for the terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the Ambassador.

If Mr. Maxwell can write poetry, so can we!  Here is a little limerick to complement his efforts:

There was an old lady named Hillary
Who left staff to be killed by artillery,
Her response took the cake:
“What difference does it make?”
She’ll soon need to hire a consiglary!

(Yes, I know it’s “consigliere.”)

If it makes you feel better, I plan to keep my day job!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Now on Twitter!

Follow Isophorone Blog on Twitter at @Isophorone.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blogiversary!

It's the 6th anniversary of Isophorone blog.  (I have to look at last year's post or I lose track.)  It's also my birthday, which I do not have to look up.  Sorry about light posting, but life gets in the way.  Maybe I should join Twitter . . .

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Obama Releases Advertisements Condemning 2016 Film



Indicates Movie is Cause of Violence


The Obama Administration today released a series of advertisements in Egypt, Pakistan, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Harvard Law School condemning the Dinesh D’Souza film 2016: Obama’s America and apologizing for a “radical Tea Party culture that promotes the First Amendment.”  The President remarked in the ad that “just like Christians who made fun of the Prophet Mohammed to anger you, my Muslim brothers, so did the Christian right commit further atrocities in the making of the 2016 movie.”  According to reports

The ads show clips of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning the film in English (but dubbed in Arabic, Urdu, and Legalese) in remarks they made last week, emphasizing that it was not produced or authorized by the United States government.

State Department Spokeswoman Valerie Nuland indicated that the film was responsible for the spontaneous terrorist attack that took place at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya as well as demonstrations at U.S. embassies around the world.  Given D’Souza’s Indian background, she indicated that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton would have harsh words for the Indian Prime Minister, demanding that he stop its release in India “or we will treat India just like Britain, Poland, and Israel.”

United Nations Secretary Ban-Ki Moon reiterated the point by saying “When some people use this freedom of expression to provoke or humiliate some others' values and beliefs, then this cannot be protected in such a way.”

It is believed that President Obama hopes that by launching these ads, he can appease the Muslim world in light of the recent violence.  In addition, the White House said that this would be part of a new effort “because you can’t change Washington from the inside.” 

Cross posted at Virginia Virtucon.