Friday, January 20, 2017

Osama's legacy was destroyed by one President, now Obama's legacy will be destroyed by another

To some extent the legacy of Osama was laid to rest some years ago as he slipped quietly into a watery grave.  Today as Donald Trump assumes the reigns of power we will be witness to the beginning of the end of the Obama legacy as he leaves the White House for his final vacation on the taxpayer's dime.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Trump will restore Bust of Sir Winston Churchill that Obama had removed to Oval Office


Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama had a bust of British World War II leader, Sir Winston Churchill removed from the Oval Office.  Apparently, Obama did not appreciate the leadership of Churchill that brought that tiny island nation through the war.  Prior to the entrance of the U.S. in that conflict, it was Churchill more than anyone other leader who kept Europe from coming under the total control of Nazi Germany.  The bust of England's greatest leader was given to the United States to show the respect of the British people for the alliance between our two great countries in WWII.  Obama seemed to trash that respect by removing the bust from it's place of honor in the Oval Office and incoming president Donald J. Trump will restore it.  It's not the bust, but what it represents that is the issue here.  It is the bond between the U.S. and the UK that the bust represents.     

Or perhaps the real reason Obama had the bust removed from the Oval Office was his well known views of what many have seen as the scourge of Islam.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Obama grants pardon to Chelsea aka Bradley Manning who was convicted of espionage and sentenced to 35 years

Strange occurrences at the White House today.  While the Democrats and even President Obama are condemning leaks and Russia for hacking, the president has seen fit to issue a presidential commutation to Pvt. Chelsea aka Bradley Manning for stealing military secrets and giving them to Julian Assange of WikiLeaks fame.  Pvt. Manning was given a 35 year sentence in 2013, at a military court martial, for actions that put troops on the ground in Afghanistan in danger.  What prompted the president to issue this commutation that would set Bradley free as early as May 2017?  What am I missing here?  Is there some hidden agenda? 
Maybe Obama is guilt ridden about past acts of discrimination against the LGBT community and sought to make amends with the best known transgender outside of Caitlyn aka Bruce Jenner.  This move by Barack Obama is so mystifying  to me I'm beginning to think Obama just might undergo a sex change operation when he lives office and afterward be known as Adaeze (meaning princess) Obama for perpetuity.  Hell who really knows what this guy thinks and after Friday who really gives a damn.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Former President Obama and family take final flight on Air Force One to Palm Springs at taxpayer's expense.

Following the inauguration ceremonies at the capital on Jan 20, former president Obama and family will return to the White House and be flown to Joint Base Andrews aboard Marine One where they will board Air Force One for a trip to Palm Springs, California at taxpayers expense.  Obama has managed to log some 2799 hours and 6 minutes aboard the presidential plane while being in office.  That converts to 116 days in which he visited some 56 countries and 49 states, with the one exception being Maryland.  Of course Air Force One is based in Prince George's County which is in MD.  For those who may be interested 2799 flying hours converts to some 1,119,600 miles assuming an average speed of 400mph.  Something more than 2 1/2 round trips to the moon.  Like the sound of that half trip to the moon in the case of Barack.  The question I have about this final trip aboard Air Force One is why should taxpayers pick up this tab, and why should a former president be allowed use of this plane after he leaves office.  I should point out, that Air Force One will not bear that designation on the Palm Springs trip since it will not be carrying the current president of the United States.  I do wonder if he got permission from President Trump to borrow the aircraft!!!  I can hear him now, "please Mr. President don't make me and Michelle fly commercial coach to Palm Springs"!