Why You And Your Child Embarrass Barack Obama

This is a perfect demonstration of the American left’s disdain for its own culture and its typically naive idolization of European culture. I’m not bashing European culture, I’ve spent time in several Western European countries, but to assume that it is uniformly superior, as many do, is shockingly ignorant. Obama’s embarrassment reveals both his bias and a lack of understanding of the geographic and cultural factors behind European multilingualism. He’s just quite happy to assume that they are broadly multilingual because they are better-smarter-nicer than the rednecks back home. It’s also quite obvious the he has never paused to think about the significance of English’s popularity around the world. Not that it matters, because he almost certainly wouldn’t credit America’s rise in the world, and the ideals it stands for, as factors in it’s worldwide popularity. In fact, he’d probably cry “Hegemony!” and start a campaign for the rights of the noble yet downtrodden indigenous souls who were obviously duped into abandoning their own language for the lingua franca. Obama and his wife don’t care much for real Americans and it continues to show.

Speaking of Embarrassment:
41 seconds into the video Obama blurts out “Yo, it’s embrassing…”

Blackwater Sucessfully Tests Polar 400 Airship

polar400 Blackwater Sucessfully Tests Polar 400 Airship

Earlier this year Blackwater Worldwide created a new business unit to build and deploy remotely piloted airships. Small maueverable airships are great surveillance, communications, and intelligence gathering platforms so this seems like a pretty logical extension of their business. They’ll do a ton of business with these too because this is exactly the type of operation that most agencies should be contracting out anyway.

Blackwater Facts has more:

Blackwater Airships, a unit of Blackwater Worldwide, designed the blimp to carry intelligence-gathering cameras, sensors and communications gear for counterterrorism, counternarcotics and border security operations. The blimp is to be unmanned and piloted by remote control from the ground.

Blackwater intends for its airships to be low-cost alternatives to other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The blimps can fly at 10,000 feet and require only a crew of three.

I’d like to see a dozen of these things on the Texas-Mexico border starting Monday but that’s a whole other issue. I can definitely see them being deployed at the local level for special event security. HPD certainly seems interested in having that capability. Head over to The Virginian-Pilot for really cool photos of the tests.

John McCain Shifts Immigration Stance After Campaign Tanks

I’m not sure what McCain expects to gain from this. The damage is done and there’s no resurrecting his campaign.

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Thursday backed a scaled-down proposal that imposes strict rules to end illegal immigration but doesn’t include a path to citizenship.

The move away from a comprehensive measure is an about-face for the Arizona senator, who had been a leading GOP champion of a bill that included a guest worker program and would have legalized many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. It failed earlier this year.

“We can still show the American people that we are serious about securing our nation’s border,” McCain said in a statement, adding that the new bill would “provide an essential step toward achieving comprehensive reform in the future.”

Desperation is ugly.