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    Man, even while fending off the obvious SLAPP by Mann, Mark Steyn finds time to just skewer the helplessness of western liberal/statists.

    Two separate columns excerpted, both titled "#BringBackOurBalls"

    The first, accompanied by the photo of a somber looking First Lady holding up the ineffectual nonsense, "#BringBackOurGirls"

    And the second, targeted even more forcefully at the British government --

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    I think the conservative attack on an effort, whether lame or not, to help the kidnap victims is really, really sad.
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    It's not an effort, though. It's barely a simulation of an effort. It's a masturbatory substitute for effort. If you think #anything amounts to an "effort" to help the kidnap victims, you are in fact a big part of the problem. Like he said, at least Chamberlain was honest about his indifference.
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    So now opinions are attacks?
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    She is also #smarterthanalmostanytwoliberalsyoucouldpullatrandom.

    You really are a true believer -- you think that #BringBackOur...WhatWhatAreWeBringingBack? has a greater than zero chance of actually helping a single one of those girls.
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    Nah, it's just this administrations foreign policy that is really sad. He's simply pointing out the amateur ways the administration conducts itself on the global stage,
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    is the social media campaign an official act of U.S. foreign policy?
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    Don't you know by now that everything bad that happens is attributable to Obama?
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    No -- but not sure if that makes it better or worse. As noted in the column: "it's sobering to reflect that the urge to call on someone else to do something is now so reflexive and ingrained that even "the government" - or in this case the wife of "the government" - is now calling on someone else to do something." So while it isn't an official act of US foreign policy, it is ostensibly the extent of US foreign policy in this regard. The British have even less excuse, since these really our "our"(their) girls. So far the only thing that has even come up appears to be the Nigerians willingness to trade prisoners... something even a father to two of the victims realizes is folly, and only sure to entice them to kidnap more (since people repeat behaviors that reward them).

    As it is, nearly half are said to have converted to Islam; the rest that don't we already know what's going to happen at the hands of a jihadist militia, they will either be killed or sold/traded as sexual party favors to other militants or interests willing to arm or fund them.

    If we're only going to pretend to do anything, we might as well at least pretend to send Liam Neeson after them, with his particular set of skills.
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    It was amateurish and a little embarrassing IMO. I get the emotion to show the world how sad we feel.
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    the first lady participating in social media to help bring about awareness to the situation, isn't lame.....nor is the US military ACTUAL efforts to help return the girls

    what is "lame", is the conservative petty response to a good intention by the first lady
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    Lameness is anybody thinking intentions are much of what matters here, or anywhere else. Hers, or anyone else's. After a goodly while, we removed a thumb from our ass to send surveillance flights. That's our grand effort. And if such flights prove fruitful in locating them, odds of a military incursion to rescue them by any state capable of conducting one? Tenuous at best -- unless they ask the Russians.
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    exactly. just goes to show that they will whine about anything.
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    it has nothing whatsoever to do with US foreign policy, despite your claims otherwise.

    I think we throw this into the same basket as conservatives on the NPR thread who think it's a govt agency.
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    You really think the US, or Britain, or the Western powers in general who have the means, have done their due diligence on this issue?
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    No harm in lumping GSEs in as government agencies, they are de facto government agencies. I would have no problem lumping in Amtrak, either.
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    Can you explain why they did it? Do you know how you handle situations like this? Right now we're too busy on social media and playing the blame game. It makes us look silly
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    The Right loses when it attacks the First Lady. She might be all the mean things that have been said about her (political opportunist, greedy, selfish, arrogant) but the average American sees a supportive wife who is raising two daughters in an intact black family. Isn't this what most of us conservatives want to see?

    I'm inclined to agree with the Left on this one. The Right doesn't seem to get social media and how it can effect change and bring attention to a situation. So Michelle poses for a photo and it's sent around the world? Who does it hurt? Sure, could it be cover for Barack's troubles at home politically? Yes, it could. Sure, could it be - once again - style over substance? Absolutely. But, this is the same mistake the Left made w/ GWBush - more becomes less. When we attack every little thing the BIG things are ignored. Stop crying wolf.
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    why who did what?

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