Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today's word is HUBRIS ...



George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam Hussein:

The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to
our men and women now serving in Iraq .
The operation was based on the superb work
of intelligence analysts who found the dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate 'them.

Barack Hussein Obama speech, Sunday, May 1, 2011:

And so shortly after taking office,
Idirected Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as Icontinued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by
myintelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with mynational security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan . And finally, last week,  determined that I had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.
Today, at
mydirection, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan .


Hubris (play /'hju?br?s/), also hybris, means extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.





Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Rush 05-31-2011: Recovery Summer 3

Rush In a Hurry
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Welcome to Obamaville, 2011:
Downsizing the American Dream
Unbeatable? Really? (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen)
» Violence: Miami | Boston | Myrtle Beach  | Nashville
"We're now officially in our third Summer of Recovery. How many more Recovery Summers can our economy stand before it all goes kaput? There's no good news. The economic news is bottom of the barrel." -Rush

The Obama Stimulus Has Failed
Did they really think it would work? (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen)
"The status of the US economy means that we must change horses in the middle of the stream. Whatever Obama is doing, that horse ain't working. And we have to change it." -Rush

After All These Years, People Still Tell Your Host He Knows Nothing
On the phones, in the e-mails, everyone is an expert. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen)
Sarah Palin Toys with the Media
Her magical mystery bus tour has really gotten under their skin. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen)
"Sarah Palin is toying with the media.  It's like a mouse trapped in a corner by a very adept cat, and the cat just keeps pawing the mouse -- not killing it, just pawing it. These guys in the press are as frustrated as hell. 'Where's she going? Why doesn't she tell us? What's the real purpose of this trip?' Whatever she's doing, she's doing it all bypassing them." -Rush
Weinergate: Too Small to Matter
This little Weiner thing is irrelevant. We're trying to save the country!
The Left Sells Doom and Gloom
A look back on some great liberal doomsday scenarios. » Kyle Smith:  The Profits of Doom
Programming Note: Rush is off tomorrow to attend to a super-secret project. Mark Steyn will sit in.
El Rushbo will be back on Thursday and Friday.

All that and more when we update!

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