Lion In The Rain, Monkeys In Trees

An incredible contrast today.

The Monkeys In Trees Fling Poo

On MSNPC news the Talking Heads were all working up a lather over Whitaker. Loony Left “constitutional lawyer” intoning that it was on the face of it an impeachable offense to have appointed an Acting Attorney General and absolutely EVERYTHING done by the office was now subject to reversal on appeal as “there was no Attorney General”.

Yet I count 10 such marked by beige in this list:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Attorney_General

Including Mark Filip appointed by Barack Hussein Obama…

You would think these monkeys in suits would at least check for precedents prior to flinging their poo.

Meanwhile In France

100 years ago today the Armistice to end World War One, “The Great War” before we knew we would need to number them, took effect.

Trump was in France, at a grave site for thousands of United States troops who died in that war. He was essentially delivering a eulogy for those fallen. A light rain was falling. As he spoke you could see the drops forming wet spots, then rivulets as they partly soaked in, then ran down his overcoat. Trump didn’t notice. The lion cares not about the rain.

He graciously singled out individuals who had family ties to the fallen, those who carried the torch of their memory today, the General in charge of the graveyards of the fallen, and remembered. Memorial Commission? Monuments Commission? Something like that.

His pace did not change. Each recognition given its due time. It was clear his attitude was “These honored dead died in a horrible battle, what’s a little rain in comparison.” After Taps, as the “Dignitaries” were leaving, he took time to shake hands and thank the Military members in attendance. No hurry there.

I found myself thinking “What would Obama have done?”. First off, there would have been a teleprompter. Then as it got wet he’d stumble, and cut things short. He’d not just stand in the rain, but have a Politically Correct Serviceman holding an umbrella over him. Then, when the exit was called, barely put hand to heart while checking his watch, and as soon as possible bolt for the exit; certainly not take time to thank Military Men for attending.

Then there I was, back looking at the Golden Lion, oblivious to petty things like rain and cold. Recognizing other Lions Of The Pride. Commander in Chief truly honoring service.

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A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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14 Responses to Lion In The Rain, Monkeys In Trees

  1. Larry Ledwick says:

    On other discussions we have talked about the complicated relationship between President Trump and President Putin, (both Lions in their respective domains). We all know that Russia is unabashedly expanding its military capabilities and returning to the global power game of politics but it appears as we have noted that at the personal level Putin and Trump like and respect each other as worthy opponents.

  2. H.R. says:

    I did a search using ‘Obama November 11’.

    I didn’t go through all of the results but right towards the top were 3 links to his daily schedules and there were at least 3 years where it listed “11:00 am Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery.” It is possible that he did the Arlington Cemetery ceremony each year of his Presidency. Maybe so, maybe not, but he did it at least three times.

    I don’t recall that Obama ever went to France to Honor the fallen of the ‘War to end all Wars’ that ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month; Armistice Day, which became Veterans Day after several more wars. I seems that War didn’t end all wars.

    I suppose that the Teleprompter In Chief had Obama saying some nice things, but by all accounts, Obama was pretty much contemptuous of the US Military. No doubt in my mind that his words were just words that a President is supposed to say on a day where he is traditionally supposed to say something, written by staff who googled some old speeches because they had no clue as to what should be said.

    In contrast, President Trump went to France in recognition of the original cause for the November 11 Day of Memorium and I suspect delivered a message that was from his heart and was his own words. (Any help on his remarks might have just been a bit of staff research on who else would be there and the names that should be included.)
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    Normally, I refer to the former occupant of the Whitehouse as HWSRN (He Who Shall Remain Nameless) because I want his legacy and even his name erased and forgotten. I may start using his name again when it becomes synonymous with ‘treacherous traitor’. I regret having to use the name in comments here, but I wasn’t going to get the information I presented without using HWSRN’s name.

  3. Bruce Ryan says:

    I am privileged to read your posts E.M.
    For one thing, you seem to see things I don’t, and see them in a bright light.
    thanks

  4. Larry Ledwick says:

    Secondary to the above video clip,check out the body language cues of the world leaders as Putin enters.
    President Trump seems genuinely pleased to see him
    I read Merkle’s expression as wary and watchful, like you would watch a dog that you know is a little unpredictable.
    Macron strikes me as apprehensive
    His wife is showing a “please don’t hurt me submissive posture”

    Discuss

  5. Larry Ledwick says:

    Opposite view a moment later

  6. H.R. says:

    I like that last picture, Larry

    “Ahhh… we meet again, my most honorable and worthy adversary. Greetings! I am enjoying our little game of chess. Good health to you, sir!

    The mutual understanding is they both accept each other’s nationalism, both have a common enemy in the GEB’s, both expect the other to act solely in their own Nation’s interest, and both understand that there are some interests that both nations share. The rest… “I’ll screw you if I can… if you don’t screw me first… if you can.”

  7. E.M.Smith says:

    I suspect there’s also a certain camaraderie from “So you are a pariah to them too, eh?”

    I mean, really: Both hated by the Democrats. Both hated by the EU powers. Both hated by the Globalists. Both pissing on all the same shoes… Eventually you are going to have a “Hey, nice shot! I’ll get the one on the left!” moment. “Crossed Streams!!!” as it were.

  8. seabrznsun says:

    I appreciate each and ever word, photograph, and video and well as this excellent post. Thank to each and everyone of you.
    I have little to add on a day that is dear to me, but hope this will do.
    Some words by the patron saint of warriors, St. Martin of Tours:
    “Lord, if Your people still have need of my services, I will not avoid the toil. Your will be done. I have fought the good fight long enough. Yet if you bid me continue to hold the battle line in defense of Your camp, I will never beg to be excused from failing strength. I will do the work You entrust me while You command, I will fight beneath Your banner.

  9. corsair red says:

    Let me add my thanks for this excellent post, and all the thoughtful comments.
    @H.R.
    I like your thinking. ” Obama, the traitor, ” rolls trippingly off the tongue, except for the fact it is said with a sneer and great disdain. We want He Who Is Eternally Forgotten, and someone asks
    “who? “, and the answer is ” Exactly! “

  10. Larry Ledwick says:

  11. Russ Wood says:

    And one of the more ‘lefty’ newsblogs was saying that Trump was late to the ceremony because he didn’t want to get his hair wet! If the weather was so bad that Marine One couldn’t fly, OK then, maybe we’ll just blame it on “Climate Change”.

  12. p.g.sharrow says:

    Obama is not a traitor. He is an opportunistic con man. It is Democratic Leadership that are Traitors that used him as their front man to fundamentally change America into a Communist Socialist Soviet…pg

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    @Russ Wood:

    That flap is about Trump not showing up for another event at another place. He was to arrive by Marine One (helicopter) and the weather was bad enough the pilot scrubbed the flight. The Idiot Talking Heads are saying “He could have just driven in”…

    Missing entirely from their understanding is that the PILOT decides when it is unsafe to fly and even the POTUS can not over rule him; while the Secret Service decides when it is safe to drive and POTUS can not over ride them, either. It usually takes weeks to set up a drive, all local LEOs and agencies are involved, it disrupts ALL traffic along the route for hours, and the SS does not like drives over 50 miles (and anything like the 5? hours or so this one would have taken are not even considered as possible, even inside the USA).

    So yeah, POTUS missed one event due to weather. Act of God and entirely beyond his ability to change the event OR the response of his transport systems managers.

    I think there’s a third even that was actually ON the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month but got started late, so missed the exact 11th hour. Putin arrived last…

  14. llanfar says:

    And add an interesting twist involving an airliner that lost all control before a perfect landing… possible foiled assassination attempt?

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