29 April 2009

Barack Obama's First 100 Days

If you want an objective view of Obama's first 100 days all you have to do is turn to MSNBC. And then ask his wife how he's doing.

All sarcasm aside (until sometime around paragraph 4), when it comes to assessments of Obama's first hundred days I couldn't wait to read MSNBC's certain to slather piece on the Prez's early report card. And I wasn't disappointed with Chuck Todd's take:

Right now, the needs of the country and the ambitions of the president are combining to create a reality that Obama will go down in history as one spectacular commander in chief.

Of course, one thing that seems to set Obama part from his recent predecessors is his ability to keep an inner calm about tough issues.

True, Todd admits it could be a spectacular success or failure . . . but should he be employing the word "spectacular" after 100 days with its connotations of, well, all things things that are spectacular? Let me just take a moment to explore the spectacular job that the calmly zen-enriched Obama has done.

The Economy: He has already spent 25%-30% of our total national wealth (based on GNP). And he still plans to deliver tax cuts for 95% of Americans when more than 40% of Americans don't pay any taxes -- in Obamath you may call cabbage handouts to that 40% who don't pay taxes "tax cuts," but for the rest of us it's called a massive increase to welfare. I wonder what the welfare-reforming Bill Clinton thinks about that plan?

Domestic Issues: He signed an executive order that he (and the main stream media) claimed lifted the ban on embryonic stem cell research that Bush had in place, which is interesting when you consider that Bush was the first President to actually fund embryonic stem cell research, he just restricted it (which is quite sensible when you consider that embryonic stem cells have produced roughly the same number of cures as embryonic nasal drainage . . . but don't let that get in the way of a left-wing agenda). Obama then "saved" the auto industry by obliterating the line defining the government's role and forcing the president of GM to resign, then taking away all of Chrysler's bargaining power by giving them a 30-day deadline to sell themselves to an Italian company. Oh, and he's also stepped in to have the Feds control the banks, which, given the government's financial integrity is like having Michael Moore oversee the packaging of Nilla Wafers (which truly are "always in season")

Side question: Does signing an executive order to start funding foreign abortions when your country is deep in deficit spending fall under "Domestic Issues" or "Foreign Policy"?

Foreign Policy: As promised, Obama has engaged both our allies and our enemies. He's bowed to the Saudi king while his wife broke all decorum by back-slapping the Queen of England (who didn't rate the now famous Obama bow). He gave embarrassing gifts to allies, sent out White House memos with the wrong leader's name on them, Gave Russia a gift that was translated incorrectly, told the world that America invented the automobile and rescheduled an international meeting so he didn't miss some personal time.

Of course, Obama has reached out to those who despise America. And how has his "we only want you to like us" approach worked thus far? North Korea has launched missile tests and announced that they will pop something nuclear soon. Russia turned some weapons toward Poland. Iran told the world they are in the final stage of becoming a nuclear power (threat). And the Taliban has taken to announcing their attacks.

I could go on, but I'm suddenly too depressed. It may take 100 years to recover from these first 100 days, and there's more of this to come. But I'd love to hear your take and some of the gems that I've lost the will to write about tonight.

28 April 2009

Arlen Specter's Lust For Power

You know, I always try to see the good in people. Really. When Lucy pulls that football away from Charlie Brown's lame kick, I figure the kid just needs to learn a lesson. When Lady Macbeth plotted the murder of King Duncan I thought, "what's a woman supposed to do in a patriarchal society?" And when America kept voting for Sanjaya I admired his talent-free way of making pre-teens cry. But Arlen Specter?

I admit that even I have trouble finding the good in Arlen Specter these days. It's not just the fact that he left the Republican party to join the Democrats -- he's certainly not the first politician to leave one party for the other. What bothers me is his reason.

Specter Explained:

"In the course of the last several months ... I have traveled the state and surveyed the sentiments of the Republican Party in Pennsylvania and public opinion polls, observed other public opinion polls and have found that the prospects for winning a Republican primary are bleak."
He left the party because he couldn't win the Republican primary. So, it's not about principles, it's about power.

Like Benedict Arnold, who also figured he was on the losing side so turned turncoat, history can now record Arlen Specter as a man driven by one thing: his lust for power.

Of course, there was another interesting point that the former Republican made during his announcement. He made it clear that the issue which separated him from his former constituency was the trillion-dollar pork laden stimulus bill, which he supported. Thank you, Senator, for pointing out that the Democrats are responsible for that debt delivering disaster. Let's hope the voters remember that nugget during the next election cycle and those responsible will be booted out for stripping our national wealth and sent off to a new career where they will do less harm: perhaps stirring the beans at Taco Bell.

Air Force One Flyover . . . Obama "Oblivious"

In yet another shocking moment in the 100-day-young Obama administration, New Yorkers fled office buildings, delis and public crappers as the President's official airline flew low over Manhattan, surprising the city that was attacked by psycho-piloted passenger jets not so long ago.

Naturally, Obama claimed to be oblivious to what happened. As reported by CNN:

On Tuesday, Obama told reporters, "It was a mistake. It was something we found out about along with all of you. And it will not happen again."

Who knew the American people elected Denethor to run the country? This administration keeps telling us that Bush was wrong in how he dealt with terrorism (what with all that waterboarding and presenting of creepy bugs to people who most Americans believe should have been executed). These current windy wimps claim they are better equipped to protect America, then they cry ignorance when their own plane violates New York air space without even bothering to notify the city's mayor.

This demonstrates a pre-9/11 mindset. Who else feels the security?

Khaki Is Backi

The Khaki Elephant was knocked off the web (investigation by the crack Khaki Staff as to what happened are ongoing) but you can't keep a good . . . over even average to perhaps slightly below average Elephant down so long as he (or she) has Internet access and an appropriately sized keyboard.

It's been a long night working on this, but I'll be back in the coming days to stick some tusks back into the world at large.

20 April 2009

When Naivety Becomes Noxious

Obama's naivety toward foreign policy was kinda cute during the presidential campaign. With big floppy ears flapping he bounced from sofa to sofa just waiting for a tail-wagger scruff from an adoring autocrat. Wasn't he precious? But the cute naive puppy has become the big dawg and his empowering ass-sniffs with murderous dictators is no longer amusing.

Obama's latest lapping of rapid rape hound Hugo Chavez proves just how dangerous the new Prez's foreign policy antics can be. Not only does he allow himself to be photographed accepting the America-bashing book, Open Veins of Latin America (making the book an instant international bestseller), but he also gave the dictator worldwide policy credibility with his doting ear-to-ear grin . . . and that, dear reader, is quite a grin.

As former Reagan diplomat Otto Reich put it in Newsmax:

“I think it’s very unfortunate. I don’t think President Obama really understands, perhaps out of lack of experience in international affairs, the importance of symbolism . . . But in Venezuela Hugo Chavez said last night this is the greatest triumph in Venezuelan diplomacy ever. Because what he is trying to do is to portray this as an endorsement of his policies, which is called 21st century socialism but which is really just retread 20th-century fascism.”
Naivety loses it's cuteness when the yapping bark of ignorance becomes a noxious bite.

19 April 2009

Obama's 64 Mistakes In 60 Days

The 1901 Michigan Wolverines may have scored a point a minute, but that offense was nothing compared to the offensive way Barack Obama is scarring the political and economic landscape. He's the Marino of Misjudgement, the Elway of Errors, the Bradshaw of Blunders.

Don Surber has compiled a list of 64 mistakes that Obama has made in 60 days . . . wait, it's been more then 60 days so the list continues to grow. Read 'em and weep (and if you love your country get ready for the crocodile tears).

1. Most expensive inauguration. Ever.
2. Appointing tax cheat Tim Geithner.
3. Appointing under investigation Bill Richardson.
4. Appointing tax cheat Tom Daschle.
5. Appointing Marc Rich and terrorist pardoning Eric “Nation of Cowards” Holder.
6. Appointing Janet “Man Caused Disasters” Napolitano.
7. Appointing Hilda Solis (OK, her husband has the tax liens).
8. Appointing anti-Semitic Charles Freeman Jr.
9. Appointing tax cheat Ron Kirk.
10. Appointing fund-raising cheat Gary Locke.
11. Appointing under investigation Adolfo Carrion.
12. Bumping his head on the Marine One helicopter.
13. Banning offshore oil again.
14. Funding abortions overseas.
15. Using the word “crisis” 25 times in a speech, then later complaining that people are too negative about the economy.
16. Letting Nancy Pelosi write the $787 billion “stimulus’ plan.
17. Relying on Tim Geithner to explain it.
18. Putting Joe Biden in charge of making sure the stimulus money is not — wink, wink, nudge, nudge — misspent.
19. Setting the Oval Office thermostat at 80.
20. Going to a press conference without a TelePrompTer. I… Uhh… Umm… Could you repeat the question?
21. Using a TelePrompTer at a press conference. Big boys don’t need training wheels.
22. Opening a press conference with: “Good evening, everybody. Please be seated. Before I take your questions tonight, I’d like to speak briefly.” 1,228 words later he took his first question.
23. Ethics waivers.
24. Going after Rush Limbaugh.
25. Going after Rick Santelli.
26. Going after Jim Cramer.
27. Trying to run the Census out of the White House.
28. Adopting the motto: “Never waste a good crisis.”
29. Writing a love letter to Vlad and Dmitry.
30. Throwing Poland under the bus.
31. Throwing Tibet under the bus.
32. Throwing Israel under the bus.
33. Taking Cuba out from under the bus.
34. Ticking off Switzerland by having his tax cheat go after the tax cheats in Switzerland. Cognitive dissonance.
35. Saying: “Karzai has a bunker mentality.”
36. Reaching out to the Taliban.
37. Iran has plans to Marine One helicopters.
38. Explaining his refusal to work with Republicans with the words: “I won.”
39. Having a BlackBerry that can easily be hacked by the Chinese.
40. Saying to the people of Peoria: “If Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.” CEO: No. There will be more layoffs.
41. He gave a gift to the “wrong region” to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
42. Making the president of Brazil change his meeting so O’Bama could celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
43. Telling the American people: “You can’t take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime.” Vegas convention bookings nosedive.
44. Serving $100-a-pound wagyu — on the taxpayers’ dime.
45. Sending a “reset” button to Russia, presumably to diss the last 70 years of America standing up to communism.
46. Having the “reset” button say “overcharged.”
47. Taking a 4-day holiday weekend before signing “emergency” legislation.
48. Stiffing Chicago for nearly $2 million for that Election Night party.
49. Telling Caroline Kennedy she would, you know, make, um a good, you know, senator.
50. Bombing Pakistan.
51. Sending the bust of Sir Winston Churchill back to the British.
52. Telling reporters privately: “President Obama has accomplished more in 30 days than any president in modern history.”
53. Walking into a White House window thinking it was a door.
54. Signing an order that doctors must perform abortions, in violation of the Hippocratic Oath.
55. Signing earmarks while denouncing them.
56. Adding signing statements while denouncing them.
57. Quadrupling the deficits, while denouncing them.
58. Considering having the VA charge veterans for service-related injuries.
59. Thanking himself in a Teleprompter malfunction.
60. Heckuva job, Tim.
61. Trade war with Mexico over 97 trucks.
62. Saying his bowling is “like the Special Olympics.”
63. Saying he didn’t know the AIG bonuses were included in the bailout package he signed.
64. Banning the press from covering his acceptance of a press association award.

UPDATED (Day 63): 65. Skipping the Gridiron Club dinner.
66. Picking a special economics board to help him in the “emergency” that did not meet.

18 April 2009

Janeane Garofalo Says, You Know You're A Racist Redneck

According to failed-talk-show-host-but-ever-wanting-to-be-noticed Janeane Garofalo,

You may be a redneck if . . . no, no, you ARE a stupid racist redneck if:

  • You attended a May 15th tea party protesting Obama's tax policies.
  • You think America only has 50 states.
  • You question why the President signed an executive order to fund foreign abortions when we can't pay our own bills.
  • Your historical knowledge exceeds the Vice President's because you know when the stock market crashed Franklin Roosevelt (who wasn't president) didn't go on TV (which wasn't readily available) to talk about.
  • You think the Constitutional right to bare arms actually has something to do with guns.
  • You like your presidents to be confident without a teleprompter.
  • You've never told a man in a wheelchair to "stand up and take a bow."
  • You question adding billions to fund scientific research on embryonic stem cells that has yet to net a single medical breakthrough while other cell research has been successful.
  • You don't blame yourself for the murderous actions of radical Islamic terrorists.
  • Your historical knowledge exceeds the President's because you know his uncle who never served in the military could not have been among the Russian troops that liberated Auschwitz.
  • You actually pay your taxes.
  • Oh, and you actually pay your mortgage too.
  • You don't want God to damn America . . . if your silly enough believe in God in the first place.
  • You're not willing to rip the Constitution to give Washington D.C. is own vote in congress.
  • You've never volunteered for Acorn.
  • You're a senator in Illinois but you don't know that it shares a border with Kentucky.
  • You want limitations on Federal government.
  • You've never shopped for royalty at Best Buy.
We all saw it coming over a year ago. When you disagree with Obama's policies there'll be a hate-mongering lightweight "thinker" like Janie Anne stepping up to call you a stupid, redneck racist.

She doesn't want to have an intellectual debate because her philosophical world view cannot support it. So instead she turns to the tried and true technique liberals always use when people challenge their perspective . . . begin name calling in an attempt to invalidate your argument.

Sorry, Garfoolo, we're here to stay.

17 April 2009

Signs Of The Tea Party

The main stream media is doing their best to downplay the enormous national turnout for the Tea Party's across the country this week. And when they're not downplaying it, they're doing their best to portray the participants as right-wing radicals who are pimping for the rich . . . or the Klan or fans of Family Circus or virtually any other fringe group they can pull out of the administration's bogus Homeland Security talking points.

But what struck me about the rallies were how different they were from what we typically see from rallies on the left. And since pictures are worth a thousand words and I type rather slowly, I'll let these do the talking:



Now, I know that some of you will moan that I selected these images specifically to prove a point, but can anyone deny in good conscience the hatred and threats we saw hoisted on placards virtually every time two or more liberals gathered in Bush's name? Besides, I decided not to post any images from some of history's more famous leftest rallies. Well, except this one:

13 April 2009

"Is Barack Obama An American?" -- USJF

Here is an interesting letter circulation through Newsmax asking for help in gaining access to Barack Obama's actual birth records. We know that Barack Obama is not a fan of the Constitution, but would he and the Democratic Party knowingly skirt the Constitutional foundation of executive power?

Of course, the President could wipe away any concern by granting access to his actual birth records . . . and while he's at it, maybe he could practice a little of the transparency he preach by opening up his college records and his campaign contributions as well.

Dear Concerned Friend,

I dared bring Barack Obama into court to force him to produce his birth certificate and put an end to the controversy over his status as a "natural born" citizenship once and for all. And now he's coming after me and the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) -- the public-interest legal group that I founded over 30 years ago -- with a vengeance! Merely because we dare to seek the truth! And they must have something to hide, because Mr. Obama's attorneys have threatened to spend, and then sanction, USJF out of existence.

USJF has started efforts to convince State Attorneys General, all across the country, to investigate whether Barack Obama has committed perjury by knowingly filing false nomination papers ... claiming to be constitutionally eligible to run for, and serve as, President of the United States. As you know, the available evidence shows that he was born in Africa. A FAX to all 50 State Attorneys General is available for you to send right now.

You see, even though it's past January 20, 2009 -- inauguration day -- Barack Obama can still be stopped from becoming an illegal "squatter" in the White House.
FAX All 50 State Attorneys General To Investigate Obama's Fraud https://secure.conservativedonations.com/usjf_faxag?a=2258

Frankly, the evidence that Barack Hussein Obama was born in Africa -- not Hawaii as he claims - and, therefore, cannot serve as the President of the United States, is compelling.

  • First, Mr. Obama's refusal to release his birth certificate. If he has nothing to hide, what does he gain by refusing to allow the press to see the birth certificate?
  • Second, the contention by Barack Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, that Mr. Obama was born in a particular Hawaiian hospital, only to claim that it was in a different hospital several years later.
  • Third, the erecting of a wall around Barack Obama's grandmother, the late Madelyn Dunham, by Mr. Obama, thus cutting off access to the one person then alive who would have been present if he was actually born in Hawaii.
  • Fourth, the posting of law enforcement personnel at the two hospitals in Honolulu mentioned by Ms. Soetoro-Ng in an effort to block the press from discovering the truth about the birth certificate.
  • Fifth, a taped phone conversation with Mr. Obama's step-grandmother in Kenya, who claims that she was present at his birth ... in what is now called Kenya!
  • Sixth, the "birth certificate" posted on the Obama campaign website and other liberal websites. Since Barack Obama was born in 1961, long before laser printers and office computers, his original birth certificate would be typewritten ... unlike the laser printed "copy" purported to be genuine.

The evidence demands that Barack Obama answer why he has been hiding the truth from the American people about his eligibility to run for, and serve as, President!

That's right. Not only does Mr. Obama continue to categorically refuse to produce the decisive evidence proving whether he is a "natural born" citizen, his high-priced LA-based "dream team" of attorneys has USJF squarely in its crosshairs! And they're loading both barrels! So, unless you help me and my team here at USJF to stand our ground in court, Mr. Obama's hired guns could blow a financial hole in USJF's ability to be the proverbial thorn in Mr. Obama's side!

Barack Obama continues to battle any attempt to see his real birth certificate - producing only a phony one posted on his website -- as well as fighting us tooth and nail as we seek access to his college records... records which we believe may prove that he was foreign born!

USJF served a subpoena upon Occidental College to gain access to Mr. Obama's college records and we are fighting to get at the truth on many other fronts, as well, including:

  • Appealing a case filed by USJF in California, all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, if necessary, on behalf of 2008 Presidential candidate Alan Keyes, calling into question Mr. Obama's status as a "natural born" citizen;
  • Funding, and assisting local attorneys and Plaintiffs, in similar lawsuits, in Ohio, Hawaii, and Mississippi, AND we're considering filing more lawsuits in other states; and
  • We have initiated a campaign demanding that your State Attorney General take action now, which I'll tell you about momentarily...

Select Here Donate & Demand Mr. Obama Show Us the Truth! https://secure.conservativedonations.com/usjf_demand?a=2258

You see, when Barack Obama officially entered the office of President, he became, in essence, a "pretender to the throne." According to the Constitution, only a "natural born citizen" can occupy the presidency. Even though he was sworn in on January 20, 2009, Barack Obama is not legally the President of the United States, unless he can prove that he is a "natural born citizen." What's more, every action taken by him while he occupies the White House may be invalid. If he cannot legally be President, every law passed by Congress will be null and void because the Constitution clearly requires that all laws be signed by the President ... and, without a legally elected and sworn in President in office, that becomes an impossibility.

Quite frankly, this crisis must be ended! And it must be ended now! And that's just what we're fighting to do. The United States Justice Foundation is spearheading a campaign to protect the United States Constitution ... and your liberty.

Select Here Donate & Demand Mr. Obama Show Us the Truth! https://secure.conservativedonations.com/usjf_demand?a=2258

We have to press our case to stop Barack Obama from, apparently, illegally holding the Presidency, despite the ongoing threats against us. We are speaking of filing additional lawsuits and administrative actions, over and above the dozens already filed, if you will help us today. I need your help right now in order to win this battle. We must raise the needed funds to continue our legal research, pay court costs and lawyer fees, and to contact all 50 State Attorneys General. Helping USJF with this campaign is your best shot, and, possibly your only chance, at finding out whether Barack Obama is legally holding the Presidency of our great nation, or whether he is a fraud, a usurper!

My friend, please take action immediately. Please FAX all 50 State Attorneys General and please send to me your best possible gift to help USJF stop Barack Obama from continuing his apparent theft of the Presidency!

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Are you willing to see the Constitution shredded by the Left? Will you sit back and do nothing while a foreign-born person may be illegally occupying the White House as President of the United States? We will not be intimidated. But we MUST have your help immediately if USJF is to survive this fight to the finish -- and if the U.S. Constitution is to weather this crisis intact! Our country is on the fast track to disaster ... but you can help us keep the situation from getting worse. I pray that I'll hear from you today.

In His Name,

Gary Kreep, Executive DirectorUnited States Justice Foundation

12 April 2009

Happy Easter!

11 April 2009

The Obama Bow Debate Continues

The debate continues . . . well, not in the mainstream media since they have chosen to ignore it, but among the informed and semi-informed.

  • Why did Obama bow to the Saudi King and kinda bow to the Queen of England?

  • Did he bow at all?

  • How many ridiculous explanations for the alleged bow will the administration float out publicly before David Letterman makes his first joke?

Admittedly, the issue probably would have died a quick death had the Chosen One's (wait, does a Chosen One bow to Muslim kings?) minions responded with the silent treatment rather than ludicrous explanations that even his faithful Obots couldn't buy in good conscience . . . oh, and if he hadn't been an American President who bows to a Saudi king.

But just in case you haven't had the chance to watch the bow seen round the world (meaning you get your news exclusively from MSNBC or Comedy Central):

And just in case you doubt it's a bow, here's another look:

H/T: The Duke

10 April 2009

Been Thinking About The New Dress Code

I've been thinking about the fact that Obama walks around the Oval Office jacket free, a practice that was strictly forbidden by the likes of Bush and Reagan.

And yes, I know about the hypocrisy behind his explanation:

The New York Times reported on Thursday, January 29 that:
“…the capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat."He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” [funny, didn't he brag about how tough he was because of those cold Illinois winters?] said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Could this be the same Barack Obama who said last May that: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say ‘OK.’ … That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

And could this be the same Barack Obama who is looking to sign a stimulus bill that would spend billions of dollars installing millions of “smart meters” that would enable your power company to prevent you from being as comfortable as he is on hot and cold days?

So, yes, he's a hypocrite. But what's really bothering me as I keep thinking about it . . . the last time we had a president who treated the Oval office so casually, he didn't stop at taking his jacket off.

09 April 2009

Constitution? We Don't Need No Stinking Constitution

There are some traditions that presidents usually keep when they enter the White House. For example, there's the annual Easter egg roll, throwing out the first pitch at a ball game, and taking the advise of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel when it comes to Constitutional matters. I guess for the current administration, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. I just wish they'd have clung to that whole Constitution thing.

You see, in times past administrations approached the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) through the Attorney General to get advice concerning Constitutional issues. It makes perfect sense since the Just Department's primary role is to safeguard the Constitution. But nobody is ever going to accuse this administration of perfect sense.

Which brings us to this:

The Washington Post reports this morning that Holder has overruled OLC's objective, well-reasoned, constitutionally rooted opinion that the controversial D.C. voting-rights bill pending in Congress is unconstitutional. OLC's conclusion, if accepted by the attorney general, as is customary, would likely have doomed passage of the measure
But Obama's crony couldn't accept the OLC's conclusion because it just doesn't matter to the current leadership in the Democratic party. It's not about constitutional vs. unconstitutional, right vs. wrong, or even tastes great vs. less filling. It's all about their insatiable lust for power. Getting Washington D.C. representative votes would guarantee additional Democrats in the congress. Constitution? They don't need no stinking Constitution!

06 April 2009

More From Obama's "America Sucks" Tour

Traipsing around Europe pointing out that America sucks and apologizing to everyone with blonde hair on behalf of his "fellow Americans" hasn't prevented the gaffe-master Obama from demonstrating some comic buffoonery along the way. Yes, I know the American media likes to pretend that we have a genius in the White House these days, but the Einstein from Illinois never seems to miss an opportunity to prove them wrong. And while American comedians and commentators (if there is a difference between the two) ignore the many mistakes of Mr. Manners, the rest of the world has not so kind, as was demonstrated by the UK Telegraph posting the Top 10 gaffes by Barack Obama and Joe Biden . . . Yes, they're making lists and we're not even to day 100 yet!

Now, I know he has already impressed the Europeans with his claim that America invented the automobile and that fancy RESET button his administration created for Russia which had the wrong word printed on it. But the hits keep coming. Now he has given us another Dohbama moment to make every American proud when he said:

"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of — I don’t know what the term is in Austrian — wheeling and dealing . . ."

The fact is that nobody knows what the term is in Austrian because . . . well . . . um . . . there is no such language as Austrian (the people of Austria speak primarily German, Italian primarily and French). Nice one, Mr. President. May we have another?

H/T: Hot Air

05 April 2009

Obama Called Us Arrogant

One thing I've notice is that when an American calls America something negative like arrogant, obnoxious or all hick and stupid, it's implied in their comment that they're not talking about themselves. They're talking about those "other Americans" who aren't quite as savvy or sophisticated.

Well, as reported by the UK Telegraph, while hanging out in France our President decided to court their acceptance by throwing his country under the bus like he did his grandmother during the campaign.

President Obama said the US had “failed to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world."

“Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”

His speech in Strasbourg went further than any United States president in history in criticising his own country’s action while standing on foreign soil.

Show of hands: how many of you are shocked that Obama "went further than any United States president in history in criticising his own country’s action while standing on foreign soil"? Anyone? Anyone?

Like a little schoolboy trying to impress the redheaded girl who colors her teeth with markers, Barack Obama stood on French land and told them that the rest of us have been arrogant, dismissive and even derisive toward our allies, but he has arisen to change that with his ambrosial wisdom. This from the guy who countered Britain's priceless gifts in remembrance of the HMS Resolute with a DVD set and then dropped an iPod on her royal majesty (just before his cosmopolitan wife patted the queen on the back in typical "rules-and-protocol-doesn't-apply-to-us" Obama style). This from the guy who ignored our Allies during his first foreign media interviews in deference to the Israel-hating crowd. And now he shows the audacity to call other Americans arrogant and dismissive? Are you kidding me?

And I wonder if he's going to come back to America and say it to our face, or is this another episode like the time he traveled to San Francisco and ridiculed Pennsylvanians. (Apparently this genius may not be aware that communication is global these days.) And the sad thing is that there are millions of Obama apologists who still fiddle while our nation's integrity burns.

The Feds Continue Their Rape Of The Public Sector

Orgasmic from their rape of GM and Chrysler, the Obama administration is preparing America for another assault on the public sector. According to the tax-cheating Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner:

"If, in the future, banks need exceptional assistance in order to get through this, then we'll make sure that assistance comes with conditions, not just to protect the taxpayer but to make sure this is the kind of restructuring necessary for them to emerge stronger," he told "Face the Nation" on CBS. "And where that requires a change of management of the board, we'll do that."
Since the Federal Government has screwed up the finances for Social Security, Medicare, the USPS and virtually every other project under their supervision, who better to determine whether or not a change in management is require? And especially interesting is how the administration is justifying their rape of corporations in the public sector. "If they come to us, they're asking for it. Did you see how they were dressed?"
My only hope is that the public will begin to see this power grab for what it is and that corporations will shun the administrations overtures. Their 90% retroactive tax on AIG bonuses that they were already aware of (and figured we'd be none the wiser) should prove that you can't trust the word of our current White House occupants, even if it is written down on a teleprompter.

04 April 2009

The NY Shootings: A Gun Beats 911 Every Time

All of us are reeling after a man identified as Jiverly Wong, a Vietnamese immigrant, walked into the American Civic Association center and opened fire on a roomful of immigrants taking a citizenship class before killing himself. Tragically, 13 people were killed a several more are hospitalized, some in critical condition.

Now we can expect the anti-gun crowd to use the dead bodies as a platform to push their agenda. They'll tell you that we need to ban guns to prevent incidents like this. What they won't tell you is that if guns were outlawed it would not stop psychos like Jiverly Wong because they aren't really interested in obeying laws (as illustrated by their shooting sprees). What they won't tell you is that if somebody in that building had been legally armed, we wouldn't have been watching a standoff on CNN, we would have been watching the scumbag's body bag.

The hero of this story is a receptionist who played dead, then crawled under a desk to call 911. God bless her courage and cool head to break the paralysis of fear and take action. But what if she'd been armed and trained. What if a couple of the good people in that building were carrying. Calling 911 is fine, but calling on 9mm is faster. Lives would have been saved. And psychos would have received a message that public places are not shooting galleries where you can achieve a high score for CNN & MSNBC.

03 April 2009

ACORN & Obama's Campaign Fraud

The New York Times tried to keep it submerged, but the evidence keeps bobbing above the surface of the media cesspool to expose that ACORN and Obama committed fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Less then 100 days into his presidency and we're finding out that Barack Obama is about as real Nancy Pelosi's tightly pulled skin and more radical than Tony Hawk on a half pipe.

02 April 2009

Socialism Has Arrived In America Via Barack Obama

OK, moderate Democrats, will you finally admit that Obama is a socialist? You claimed that Republicans are simply paranoid fear-mongers who see a government power grab every time a tax is ticked. You said Obama wasn't a radical with his Che posters and off-script yapping about redistribution. You claimed that the Chosen One couldn't be a commie cause he's so dang cute. Well, he's not cute anymore.

  • The federal government (Obama) fired the CEO of a public company. Unprecedented in American history.
  • The federal government (Obama) has given an American company 30 days to sell themselves to a foreign firm or else . . . Unprecedented in American history.
  • ACORN (a group responsible for some voter fraud that is unprecedented in American history) has been tasked by the federal government (Obama) to assist with the official U.S. Census, thus employing a politically partisan and corrupt arm of the current administration to assist with the formerly neutral but critical job of counting people to allocate funds and representation.

There has always been a tingly fear among conservatives and moderates that if the liberals ever gained absolute control they would begin pull us all into their nanny-state wet dreams.

Obama, Reid and Pelosi now have absolute control.

We are no longer wondering and the tingly fear has become a bitter reality. The liberal, controlling arm of the Democratic party is not "progressive," they are socialists . . . and they have brought it to America by stepping over previously self-imposed restrictions on Federal power in a way unprecedented in American history