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Why Does Obama Want To Go To War With Syria?

Before you read this, I want to be up front with you and tell you that this article is probably not what you expect. But allow me to entertain my wild fantasies…Please watch this clip from The ED Show and then read the text below.

 

 

This impending strike on Syria has been weighing very heavily on my mind the last few weeks and really, the last few months. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out why in the world President Obama, who rallied so hard to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, seems to be so bent on striking Syria. Now keep in mind this event and the events that have preceded it in Syria, are not national security risks to the United States. What is going on in Syria, as terrible as it has been, are the results of a civil war, not an international conflict.

 

But on September 6th I was watching The ED Show on MSNBC when host Ed Schultz (whom I have the utmost respect for and watch daily) talked about the issue of striking Syria in his opening monologue. Now his stance was the same as mine – confused as to why Obama has been so passionate about striking Syria, regardless of whether it was 1 missile or 1,000. But it wasn’t until after watching his opening monologue that I realized what Obama is doing. It just clicked for me. The light bulb went off over my head. Reverse psychology.

 

Now I’m sure you probably went “Pffft how stupid is that!? That is so childish. That’s not how the United States works.” Well, I agree that it is stupid and childish but that doesn’t mean it’s not accurate. If there is one thing I could say that I’ve taken from Obama’s years in office it is this: Republicans hate him. No matter how good or bad his idea is, they oppose it every step of the way and then some. It’s completely treasonist in my book (and I’m pretty sure according to the laws of the United States as well). When Ed starts going on about how the Republicans have (starting at the 3:30 mark until the 5 minute mark) obstructed Obama’s efforts, regardless of what the issue is, since he came into office. That’s when the light went off for me. Obama doesn’t want to go into Syria, he wants to do the exact opposite. And with as childish and ridiculous the Republicans have been since he came info office, something as puerile as reverse psychology could actually work. And THAT is exactly what I think Obama is doing – risking being labeled as the ‘bad guy’ or the hypocrite by publicly saying and rallying for support for a ‘limited military strike’ against Syria, while expecting the Republicans to do exactly what they have done since day one: Reject anything Obama suggests and do the exact opposite. It’s actually quite genius if you ask me.

 

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Himalayan All Natural Dog Chew

Himalayan Dog Chew

I’ve had & been surrounded by very large dogs my entire life, mainly pitbulls, who are known for their powerful jaws and chewing power. Mia was my first ‘small dog’ – although I didn’t know how big or small she was going to be when I found her. But I kid you not when I say my 32 pound Mia can out-chew any other dog no matter what size or breed they are. I can give Marley (an 80+ pound blue nosed brindle pitbull) and Mia the same exact bully stick or bone and 9 times out of 10 Mia finishes first. So I’ve been on what seems to be a never ending quest to find a healthy, long lasting, natural dog treat and haven’t had much success. I refuse to buy any bones/chews that are manufactured in China due to the constant recalls of food, treats and bones from the region that have been shown to cause illness and unfortunately death in some dogs. I look at Chinese dog food/treats the same way I look at GMO’s (genetically modified crops) – they’re just bad and something I intend to keep my Mia and myself far away from.

 

So naturally I’ve tried everything – rawhide, bully sticks, Pedigree Jumbones, Purina Busy Bones, Nylabone Healthy Edibles bones and everything in between. The braided bully sticks are what lasted the longest. That is until last night when I wandered into Petsmart and noticed they started carrying this Himalayan Dog Chew – I had seen them before but the higher than normal price point turned me off. But last night I figured what the hell and shelled out the $15 or so for the treat. Today I went back to Petsmart and bought 6 more.

Himalayan Dog Chew Ingredients

This chew truly is long lasting and Mia clearly loves the thing – and I love it because it has 3 ingredients, all of which I can pronounce and I know what the hell it is – unlike many other dog treats and chews. It contains yak and cow milk, salt and lime juice. The ingredients seems overly simplistic – but it works and lasts a long time. It ultimately lasted about 2 hours and 15 minutes – 1 1/5 to 2 times longer than the next closest chew (a large braided bully stick). Needless to say, I think I’ve found the best dog chew on the market and it is the Himalayan All Natural Dog Chew. Every dog owner, regardless of size, should be stocked up on these chews. They have the chews available for any sized dog, so there’s no excuse for you to not get it. It actually is cost effective (when looking at time it takes to complete the chew vs dollar amount), great for your dog and it keeps them entertained for quite a long time and definitely tires them out a bit. [CLICK HERE] to find the store nearest you that carries the Himalayan line of dog chews/treats.

 

Check out the video below as it explains some of the science and methodology that goes into making the Himalayan All Natural Dog Chew.

 

Rand Paul on Obama and NSA Wiretapping Scandal June 2013

   While listening to CNN a short while ago I came across this blurb and recorded it. Why? Because this 15 second clip shows exactly how full of shit the Republican party is and has become. Now let me be clear: I DO NOT condone this program the NSA is practicing because it is an invasion of my privacy and I’m disappointed President Obama has continued on with Bush’s ‘Patriot Act’ nonsense that allows the government to spy on innocent civilians that are not in any way, shape or form committing a crime or suspected of committing a crime – which is the basic premise needed for conducting surveillance on someone.

 

 

   However, as much as I don’t want to say I agree with Rand Paul, I must in this instance. But here’s my issue with Rand Paul and Republicans: Rand Paul put forth legislation called the “Life at Conception Act” which, as you can probably glean from the context, makes it LAW that life begins at conception and outlaws abortion completely – ultimately stripping women of their right to choose.

 

           “The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known- that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward,” Sen. Paul said. “The right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence and ensuring this is upheld is the Constitutional duty of all Members of Congress.”

 

   The fact that Rand Paul is a physician absolutely appalls me. To suggest that one ten-thousandth of a second after a sperm penetrates an egg that life is formed and that that fertilized egg should now get all the rights a living and breathing human being has is absolutely ridiculous. How far do you have to have your head up your ass to tell women with a straight face that men have decided they don’t get to choose what happens to/with their body and then turn around and say how violated you feel by the possibility of Big Brother listening in on your conversations? If that’s not the epitome of full of shit, I don’t know what is.

 

Bottom line: Republicans you can’t have selective criticism! Especially since the illegal wiretapping began under the previous administration, a Republican administration, as part of the post September 11th “fight against terror” where miraculously no Republicans had an issue with the practice. So…what’s the difference Republicans?

 

The Jets Ditch Tim Tebow and Jason Collins Is Gay

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I love this for so many reasons – but most importantly because this little comic is true. It seems everyone’s love and enthusiasm for Tim Tebow, especially from NFL teams, has disappeared. The New York Jets divorced Tebow in the worst way possible, on purpose. Later that week, Washington Wizards player Jason Collins admits he’s gay. I watch ESPN everyday and I must say I haven’t heard much of Tebow’s horrendous departure from the Jets – instead I’m hearing about Jason Collins.

So why do I love this so much? In a way it shows that people are moving away from religion – something that, on paper (and unfortunately in practice a lot of the time), rejects and outcasts people because of their sexual orientation, creed, religious beliefs, gender, nationality – the list goes on and on. The younger generations are much more acceptant of the LGBT community than any other before them and are actually fighting side by side with them to ensure the LGBT community has the same rights as straight/heterosexuals have. They’re more dismissive of religion and more concerned about what they feel is right and wrong – not what a book tells them should be right or wrong. And that gives me hope.