Obama is but a spectator to the events in Libya, waiting, as Christopher Dickey writes, for the inevitable slaughter of scores of civilians to act.
Once that happens then Western leaders may actually feel they have enough political cover to get involved. Actually, it would be better from the Obama-Cameron-Sarkozy point of view if hundreds of civilians get killed. Anything less, it would seem, and it’s a no-go even for a no-fly zone.
As it was (via Docomomo):
Rev. Grant Storms, a renowned anti-gay Christian pastor from Louisiana, was arrested last week for masturbating at a public park, in the vicinity of a carousel and playground where children were present.
Longtime Atlantans might remember right-wing gadfly Matt Glavin, former head of the Southeastern Legal Foundation until he was arrested for liquidating the inventory.
Shocking friend and foe alike, Glavin was charged back in May with public indecency for allegedly masturbating in public at the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area on Medlock Bridge road in North Fulton County. An undercover federal police officer reported that Glavin fondled him after he encountered the activist pleasuring himself.
And it wasn’t the first time that Glavin had been caught choking his chicken in the same park. In 1996, Glavin quietly pleaded “no contest” to charges of public indecency after being caught in an identical situation, which makes the former Southeastern Legal Foundation president’s strange compulsion for exhibitionistic autoeroticism all the more curious.
Just when you thought he was out …
Genesis fans, rejoice: Onetime front man Phil Collins is not retiring. Even though most people would interpret “it feels like a good time to stop for a while,” and “I’m much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely,” (which he told FHM, via Time) as a clear intention of retiring, Collins’ people say it isn’t so.
“He is not, has no intention of, retiring,” his U.K. rep told People.
The petulant womanchild takes a jab at the right’s newest darling:
“With all due respect to Gov. Christie, you know, he has no choice but to cut budgets because he’s broke, his state is broke. What courage really is, is in the face of having a surplus when you have opportunity to spend, spend, spend the people’s money, you still choose to reign in government to let the private sector soar. That’s real courage, and by the way that’s what I did…” Palin said.
She later added, “I can see Chris Christie from my house.” The reality show veteran ended her speech by awarding herself a Profile in Courage for being the best Sarah Palin she can be.
George F. Will takes on the opportunistic delusions of Gingrich, Huckabee, et al:
So the Republican winnowing process is far advanced. But the nominee may emerge much diminished by involvement in a process cluttered with careless, delusional, egomaniacal, spotlight-chasing candidates to whom the sensible American majority would never entrust a lemonade stand, much less nuclear weapons.
Agreed, though I hate to remind Will of the valentine he composed to Michele Bachmann in Oct. 2009 in which he opined, “Some of her supposed excesses are, however, not merely defensible, they are admirable.”
Watching too much cable news has convinced me all we need to do is banish George Soros and the Koch Brothers to Guantanamo Bay and everything will be fine.
By the way, I’m getting a little sick of the Wisconsin story — the protesters, the governor, Brett Farve …
When Michael Moore shows up, can Glenn Beck be far behind?