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Sherlock Holmes and Obama's Uselessness

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Soon after WWI ended Billy Mitchell persuaded the U.S. Navy to let him test his fantastic idea that airplanes could sink ships. After clearly demonstrating the power of the airplane over a stationary ship, the Navy court-martialed Mitchell and forced him into early retirement.

One of the greatest discoveries made in medical science was hand washing. A scant 10 years before Neil Armstrong uttered his immortal words 80% of all humanity on the planet did not imagine, in their wildest dreams, that a man on the moon was remotely possible.

The point is that Sherlock Holmes was right. "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle offered yet another gem. "There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact." It is hoped these observations will support the following argument regarding Obama's astonishing lack of leadership skills.

Before getting to Obama there is another concern regarding the obvious cloning of Congress. The Nation's Congressional Representatives are the Stepford Wives of corporate governance. Their blank and unanimated stares, until they are stimulated to perform, reveal them as the frightened and disconnected automatons they are.

But these Stepford Wives are not making cookies. They are making laws. Consider their hair. Then consider their same identical looks of sincere and devoted concern regardless of party, and indeed, regardless of issue. The suits and ties, for authenticity and in consideration of cheaper production costs, are now molecularly configured to develop in sync with the developing congressional clone.

In the long course of human history many good men have been scorned, denied society, excommunicated by the important authoritive figures of their day and finally, when threats of the rack and the stake did not silence them, they retreated to hermitage and lived out their days knowing they were right.

They beat themselves in frustration and became devoted to impossible tasks that only they, who were finally reduced to gibbering and drooling, understood. Some had fought against entrenched power for years only to discover they were an amusement, and that if the powerful tired of their antics, their separated heads, rolling down a track, could still provide the mighty a final grunt of sardonic glee.

Which brings these comments back to Obama whose Presidency is the only presidency ever engineered to operate without authority. Consider. A Junior Senator from Illinois goes on a whirlwind campaign. The overwhelming force of full media attention guarantees he wins primary after primary. Finally clinching the nomination on apparently nothing more than his gift for gab, his chief rival, after much bitter acrimony, is consoled for her loss. She's appointed to head the Office of Chief Travel Director. She's never heard from again.

Hugo Chavez, unlike millions of Americans, smelt the unmistakable reek of sulphur and brimstone when the Mephistophelean Bush left a U.N. Lectern when it was Hugo's turn to speak. It seems Obama inherited a minion's work from Hell, but is that enough to excuse him his astonishing complacency? No. Of course it's not. The President of the U.S. knows upon assuming office that complacency, of any kind, is a non starter.

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Jon Faulkner is a licensed Master Mariner. He has long considered the conservative republican mindset a form of mental illness. He lives in northern Maine.
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