Other Voices | Wednesdays Wars: Netanyahu and Boehner – The Unctuous Manipulator and the Useful Idiot

Published on Jan 26, 2015

These two were made for each other. Yiddish describes them best. Netanyahu is a schnorrer, the perpetually uninvited guest that always wants more. Boehner is a schnook, the not-so-bright dupe. Skulking around in the shadows for six weeks, Boehner and Netanyahu hit upon a scheme to benefit each other individually and undermine American foreign policy.

The vehicle: an invitation from Boehner to Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress on February 11. Netanyahu said, “Make it March 3.” Boehner, the perfect schnook, dutifully complied. No heads up was given to the Democratic leadership in Congress or to the White House. Legal? Yes, but absolutely unprecedented.

Netanyahu has an election in Israel on March 17. It’s going to be close. A high-profile speech and a poke in Obama’s eye helps him with his base back home. Why not weasel an invitation out of Boehner to address a Joint Session of Congress where he can insert himself into American foreign policy and try to queer any possibility of peace breaking out with Iran? Plus, the timing is elegant … two weeks before the election back home.

In Netanyahu’s mind, isn’t that what people like Boehner are supposed to do for people like him. Serve Netanyahu’s needs as directed. No need to worry about Obama. He’s already given Netanyahu all he could and, he’s so yesterday. Right, Bibi?

We’ll see.

Boehner is a completely incompetent Speaker of the House. Continue Reading…………

About all this yammering about Greece……..

I have yet to find much honest coverage of the events surrounding the Greek elections in the US media, which paint a superficial portrayal of state v state politics that is somehow symptomatic of a deep social divide in Europe. What this is really about is the big investment banks trying to make good on ill advised loans by beating the crap out of ordinary Greek citizens by impoverishing huge numbers of them via forced austerity.

If you want to understand what is going on in Greece, Zerohedge is a great place to start:

In depth coverage can be found here.

Slabbed exclusive: Pictures from a SRHS Board of Trustees meeting

But first I have this because I was frankly surprised to see such an Op-Ed today:

SUN HERALD | Editorial: Administrators, not health care providers, jeopardize SRHS ~ Sun Herald Editorial Board

The bottom line here is upper management at SRHS is reverting to the only thing they know how to do well, which is a dog and pony show. The problem is doing so while insider double dealing is leaking out makes the gang look like fools. I can’t imagine the Sun Herald earned any brownie points today in the executive suite at SRHS. The truth sometimes hurts.

Now for that Slabbed exclusive in those Board of Trustee meeting pictures. All hell is breaking loose and the eyes of the state are upon us. Since Slabbed is famous for getting pictures we got some, with an assist from the artist formerly known as Nowdy: Continue reading “Slabbed exclusive: Pictures from a SRHS Board of Trustees meeting”