In all, ah, meanings of the adjective:

Wheat & Weeds – Why Are We Snubbing The Poles?

Three months ago Poland invited the President to its 70th anniversary commemorations of World War II. The White House didn’t bother to answer until 5 days before the ceremony, and we sent our NSA instead.

Who has stood by us more than Poland since 2001? They still have troops in Afghanistan!

The lack of understanding of European history and sensitivities was not lost on the Polish chattering classes. They have been in a justifiable uproar over this mother of all snubs, feeling a mixture of humiliation and neglect. For an administration that pledged to prioritize public diplomacy, this treatment of an ally was appalling. Unsurprisingly, popular opinion of the United States took a serious nose dive in Poland.

Etc, and read the whole thing (and, yes, our Visa rules are ridiculous.) And then:

Wheat & Weeds – Bullying Honduras

You know, before the President takes to the airwaves next week to create a cult of personality around his person in our nation’s schools, perhaps he should study the Dept. of Education’s anti-bullying curriculum and take a lesson from it.

We are cutting off aid to Honduras for having the nerve to be true to its constitution and toss out a tyrant.

This President shames me and heaps shame upon us all virtually every step he takes. This is not a mere policy disagreement: tax rates, which weapons programs to fund, whether to emphasize the carrot or stick with a given nation.

I never thought I would see the day when the United States of America, author of the Declaration of Independence, would give itself over utterly to the culture of death –filling its executive branch with professed eugenicists and Communists (just for grins we’re going to fly the ChiCom flag over the White House soon)– increasingly take the side of the world’s worst tyrants against men and women yearning to breathe free, while daily shrinking the sphere of free action of its own citizens.

And here’s some Chinese news for those White House communists to think about:

Telegraph – Talk of China’s green revolution belies its voracious energy grab