Freedom of the Press

18 08 2014

Ferguson

Obama White House:  Arresting journalists is wrong, so wrong, a violation of the freedom of the press.

Obama White House:  Let’s cover up information we have about Michael Brown and his friend robbing a quickie mart, then complain when someone else releases it, because we have a narrative to push and elections to win.





Reload Reload Reload

7 08 2014

Tennessee

I bet Obama is waiting to see what happens tonight in Lamar Alexander vs Joe Carr to decide whether or not he’s going to some sweeping amnesty executive order.

Which means that he tonight, like a lot of people, will have his browser pointed at GoVoteTN.com and will be frequently hitting reload.

And I have been able to confirm that Tennessee does not have a runoff, which means it’s now or never.  Joe Carr needs to get more votes than Lamar Alexander today, but the good part is that it need not be an absolute majority.





Rule Twelve

5 08 2014

Amurrika

futuregun

The NRA and NSSA were willing to meet Obama half way on “illegal guns” (whatever that means) last year.  I bet they would have probably accepted if not engineered a deal to exchange a non-intrusive universal background check for national CCW reciprocity.

So why didn’t Obama travel his half?

Because:

Former National Rifle Association President David Keene agreed: “The Obama administration is treating the gun issue like it’s a political race. They want to separate the NRA and treat the NRA like they do a political opponent during a campaign.

In other words, the 12th Rule, of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

What Obama forgot is that not everyone was scared to play the 12th rule against him.





Failing the Sound Test

4 08 2014

Amurrika

I tweeted this last week:

There’s another reason why this Democrat fund raising based meme about “Republicans want to impeach Obama” is dumb, in case they have any purpose beyond hustling money.  The more they keep using “Obama” and “impeach(ment)” in the same breath, the more the average unwashed person is going to start thinking that Obama has done something impeachable and deserves to be impeached.

Think about it:  Do you want to hear your name and “indictment/indicted” in the same sentence uttered by the same news media hood ornaments in the 24/7 news cycle, even if you know you didn’t do the crime?  No, it’s just bad PR.

 

 





Voulez-Vous Les Bon Temps Roulet

21 07 2014

Palm Springs, California

I believe it. Though they’ll probably have to add on an indoor basketball court before he moves in.

Of all the speculation about where he’s moving after January 20, 2017, I think this is the best fit.  The theory that he’s going to buy in Washington, D.C. and live there to “guard his legacy” against the next President isn’t a good fit, because Obama himself really doesn’t like the actual job of being President.  Besides, there will be plenty of Congressional Democrats and the permanent D.C. left- and Democrat-leaning bureaucracy to do that.  Why should he go back to Rezko Acres in Hyde Park Chicago when there’s nothing left there for him, no reason to be there, no political career to incubate?  Ever since he quit the Senate before he was inaugurated President, he has had no reason to have his main formal residence in Chicago, and in fact, he could have moved at that point to anywhere he wanted, except for Delaware because that’s where his Vice-Idiot lives.  And January in Chicago isn’t exactly good golfing weather.  I guess one can have a good time in Hawaii, but to me, Hawaii seems too isolated, too much in the middle of nowhere.

This Palm Springs theory is good because it’s the best fit, considering the kind of Jolly Good Times Barry we have as President.  You know, almost all of his time is spent either golfing, partying-fundraising, or vacationing.  A lot of his favorite kind of people are close by.  And it’s an easy plane ride to anywhere in the continental USA for paid speeches.

What really jumps out at me in this is how volatile this property’s value has been in the last ten years.





De La Soulbama

12 07 2014

Austin, Texas

199 times.

Is it any surprise he’s an Abraham Lenin fan?

Then again, he must not have felt very egotistical that day, otherwise he would have found a way to make it an even 200.

His favorite songs:





I-Words

7 07 2014

Washington, D.C.

PJB vs Peter Brimelow.

Here’s the way out:

Impeach, but only on one count:  Immigration.

The rest of Obama’s impeachable offenses can be handled in the court of public opinion and history, and the real courts if circumstances permit, later on.  I think formally impeaching Obama over immigration alone will eventually make all his other transgressions seem worse in the long run.  But leave all the other stuff for the long run.

Impeaching Obama on his immigration treachery only and alone will:  (A) Call massive public attention on the immigration issue, and (B) Will poll a lot better than impeaching Clinton ever did.  Clinton was impeached on perjury, suborning perjury and obstruction of justice, but the media were able to buy a new reality and spin it into someone’s obsession over sex, while immigration is a crucial public policy matter, and (C) Be a massive win in the long run for immigration patriots, even if the Senate does not vote to remove, and I doubt that they would get 67 votes to remove him anyway.

 





Camp of the Obama Saints

24 06 2014

Aztlan

Free Republic:

“Six months ago, The Regime began planning how to transport tens of thousands of undocumented children from the border. A January 29th application was posted on Federal Business Opportunities, a website that advertises government contract openings. The post says the government was preparing for the arrival of undocumented kids. They sought vendors to handle transportation logistics.

The document states Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, has a “mission-critical responsibility for accepting custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children from US Border Patrol and other Federal agencies,” and then “transporting these juveniles to Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters located throughout the continental United States.” It says there will be “approximately 65,000” of these Unaccompanied Alien Children.

A spokeswoman for ICE, Barbara Gonzalez, confirmed the posting was authentic, but couldn’t provide additional information in response to questions from The Blaze. She did promise to get back to them when more information becomes available. Don’t hold your breath.

Well the children crossing the border from Mexico and Central America didn’t just wake up one day, tell their parents “so long,” and skip town. Apparently, as many suspected, somebody in the Obama Administration had advance knowledge that these thousands of undocumented children would be flooding the border, illegally, and would require transportation to secure facilities.

Whoever that “somebody” in the Obama Administration is, they oughta tell President Obama that this border flood was planned in advance. When he finds out about this, how mad is he going to be?”

Not just advance knowledge.  Obama and Co. practically begged them to come.  You know how that goes, come on across, the border is warm.  And the only thing that will make Obama mad about this is that he didn’t think to do this sooner.





Barry’s Dare

12 06 2014

Washington, D.C.

Rush:

And then he said, “The issue with immigration reform has not changed. The president continues to ignore laws that he signed into law, violating his oath of office.” And that’s going to continue because nobody’s going to stop it. Oh! Let me run an idea by you. I was reading the Power Line guy, Steven Hayward. He has put forth what he thinks is a very real possibility.

After the 2014 elections this November, Barack Obama will issue a blanket pardon for every one — every single — illegal immigrant in the country, using the pardon power he has in the Constitution. Hayward points out there are no limits on it, that he could do this. And Hayward says, in his prediction, that one of the reasons Obama would do it — not the only, one of the reasons — would be to goad the Republicans into finally getting serious about trying to impeach him and actually do it.

Because the Democrat theory is that if they can goad the Republicans into doing that, then they will lose forever the race for the White House, and especially in 2016. The thinking is if the Republicans move to impeach the first African-American president, that this country will react in outrage. They already are predisposed to thinking the Republicans are extremists, and that will prove it, trying to impeach the first black president.

That will unite the Democrat base, and there is no way the Republicans can win. It’s a protection. It’s just a prediction. Hayward’s not saying it’s in the cards. But he does say he thinks that every reporter talking to any Democrat from now until November needs to ask that question: “If the president issues a blanket pardon as a means of securing amnesty for all of these illegals, would you support it?” He thinks every Democrat needs to be put on record answering that question.

Here’s the big difference.

The impeachment of Bill Clinton involved his perjury and obstruction of justice.  The media were able to spin the matter into an obsession with sex and an extramarital affair.  That made the impeachment proceedings politically unpopular.

If Obama tries this trick, and the Republicans impeach him, it will focus the national attention on the immigration issue.  Impeaching Obama over this stunt would be significantly if not far more popular in the polls than impeaching Clinton over (insert your interpretation here) ever was.

Another problem with this theory is that if Obama does this, all it does is legally forgive illegal aliens for having been illegal aliens up until the moment of the pardon, but the pardon by itself would not make them legal in any way.  Let’s say the day after election day this year, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Obama issues a mass blanket pardon of current illegal aliens effective at noon Eastern time.  That wipes away the legal problems that illegal aliens had by being illegal aliens from the moment they either snuck into the country or let their legal immigrant visa expire without leaving up until noon on 11/5/2014.  But starting at 12:01 PM on 11/5/2014 and continuously after then, they would be illegal aliens and continue being illegal aliens.

There’s yet another problem with this idea, this problem is legal.  I don’t think it’s legally possible to parole someone for a status. Being an illegal alien is a status by law, not an offense of the law or at law. Being a minor or underage means that you’re not allowed to do certain things legally. Is it possible for the President or a governor to pardon a minor from being a minor thereby not making him/her a minor anymore? No, because “minor” and “underage” is a status, a legal definition, NOT a crime, and the only way that one does not fit that status anymore is reaching a certain birthday. Pardons can only apply to specific and already adjudicated conviction for specific violations of laws.  The Governor could pardon someone under 21 who was convicted of underage-in-possession of alcohol, but that only means that that particular conviction is wiped off his or her rap sheet, it does not mean the individual in question, still under 21, can legally start buying beer.





Uncontrolled Burn

4 06 2014

Washington, D.C.

Rare:

During an appearance with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, reporter Chuck Todd detailed how the White House was blind-sided by the public’s reaction and new information surrounding the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“What’s caught the White House off guard here, they were expecting Gitmo criticisms of the detainees that were chosen. They did not expect this criticism of the attempt to go get Bergdahl in the way that it was done,” Todd said.

Mitchell theorized, and Todd agreed, that the White House must have thought the military community would finally rally around the Obama administration for freeing the final POW from Afghanistan.

Todd tracked the Democratic disappointment: “On Sunday, I think they thought there would be some euphoria around this. That there would be a rally around the flag. That didn’t happen.”

So it looks like it was a planned diversion to get VA off the headlines.

Before reading this, I would have panned that theory simply because it was a silly thing to try to make me believe that Obama would try to create a controlled burn to distract from a scandal that, compared to all his other scandals, is the least his fault, by creating one that’s entirely his doing.  After reading this, I now realize that the Obama White House is such a bubble so averse to the reality outside of itself that it might as well exist inside the event horizon of a black hole.  Obama probably thinks that turning traitor and defecting to the Toweliebahn is a virtue, and thinks that everyone else thinks that simply because everyone he sees within his event horizon bubble thinks it.  He probably had no clue how badly this would play in the plain ole regular universe where Newton’s and Kepler’s laws are good enough.

As this scandal metastasizes, the big unspoken loser will be Hillary Clinton.





Icy

28 05 2014

West Point, New York

And how would you feel if your ultimate reward for the most difficult four years of your life thus far was having to listen to a politician give a campaign speech?

 





The Guilt of the Obama White House

30 04 2014

Benghazi, Libya

We now know for sure they knew it was 9/11 anniversary timed terrorism, not a reaction to a YouTube video, and that the Obamaites sent the word out to lie their asses off that it was the video, to save the Obama campaign meme that since “he” nailed OBL, AQ was done.

Now the only open question is how it came to pass that those in power found out about this YouTube video, which hardly had any views before Benghazi.  I read somewhere on some credible news site that in the weeks before 9/11/12, Nakoula himself spammed a bunch of journalists in the Muslim world, especially North Africa, with e-mails and other communications advertising his YouTube video.  If that’s true, then once Benghazi happened, some journalist told some White House hack about the video, and from there, it was off to the races.

And also…by now, I hope nobody hears “Benghazi” and reacts, “Who is Ben Ghazi?”





Bradley Is Back

3 04 2014

BRA

Right track 30%, wrong track 60%.

Yet Obama approve is 41%, Obama disapprove is 53%.

Why the disconnect?

Other than the “Limbaugh Theory,” i.e. Obama constantly trying to disassociate himself and appear to be against the negative consequences of Obama’s own policies and actions.

I think there’s another answer.

I’ve been saying all along that Obama has all along gotten a chronic affirmative action Bradley Effect style bounce in his approval ratings.  Even though the polling-election results kind of Bradley Effect does not exist anymore, as 2008 proved.

Here I think might be evidence that 10% of the country approves of Obama no matter what simply because he’s black or not white.  Take ten off his approve and add it back to his disapprove, and you’ve got 31A/63D, which is then close to 30 right/60 wrong.  Coincidentally, ten percent would be close to the black population of the country.





“Obama” = Punchline

17 03 2014

Moscow

Bobby Rush stood up to Obama in 2000, Obama tucked his tail between his legs and quietly went away.

The NRA stood up to Obama in 2013, and he was at a loss.

Russia is laughing in his face in 2014.  To be followed up with more laughing.

That’s our Barry, using the American Deep State to tempt and tease the bear over World War G, and then the bear eats you.

Standing up to Obama, not letting him get away with shit.  Sounds like a trend.  Could be this year’s Whoopa Gangnam Style.





Mailing In 2014

12 03 2014

Aztlan

Obama to Hispanics:  Cut off your cable and sail foams so you can afford ObamaDontCare.

This would almost be like Obama telling the NAACP that he’s going to appoint George Zimmerman to his cabinet.





Frank Underwood Envy

17 02 2014

Obamaland

Article #1 and Article #2 go into the same BS pile.

Can we lay off this myth that Obama is incompetent?

Meanwhile, here in the real world, Obama is anything but weak, and anything but incompetent. He’s issuing one executive order after another after another, his regulatory bureaucracy is on a rampage and a riot. And he’s almost never held accountable for anything he does, and it’s only once in a blue moon that he faces any actual organized effective opposition.

Also, consider this:  Obama benefits from the meme that Obama is incompetent.  Because then Obama can spin the negative consequences of Obama’s actions as outside of the realm of Obama’s control, not Obama’s fault.  A slight derivative of the Limbaugh Theorem.

Sorry, Barack Obama is not envious of Frank Underwood. Frank Underwood is envious of Barack Obama.

Last week and this week at the salt mines did and will involve watching the Olympics as part of evening socialization and schmoozing and making the rounds of the gossip circuit.  But I know that Netflix just dropped Season Two of House of Cards.  That’s probably on store for me starting next week.

The official fight song of the Obama administration.

 





Easy Street

29 01 2014

Washington, D.C.

Unbelievable.

Almost everything Obama has in his life has been an affirmative action handout.

It’s not often that someone counters him with effective muscular steadfast opposition.  But when it happens, Mr. Sticktoitiveness folds like a cheap deck of cards.  Examples:  NRA 2013, Bobby Rush 2000.  Those are about the only ones, though.

 





News of the Future, Here in the Present

28 01 2014

Washington, D.C.

You mere mortals stuck in your static progression of the fourth dimension all think that President Obama’s State of the Union speech is in the near future.

But I, your mild mannered low powered rookie lobbyist by day, snarky blogmeister by night, have already brought back from the near future recordings of it.

Enjoy.

 

 





Dump Obama

22 01 2014

Somewhere in St. Louis City

obama-dumpster

H/T @RyanBLeslie on Twitter.





Obama Clouds From Both Sides

19 01 2014

Washington, D.C.

The New Yorker:

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”

I fall under the first category.  Most people reading these words also fall under the first category.

But I think there’s much more of the second dynamic, the black affirmative action bump, at work in Obama’s approval ratings, (not just now, but all the time), than there is the first dynamic of which I am a part.  Personally, I guesstimate that Obama gets a perennial five to ten point net bump, subtracting the bump factor from the drag factor.

I think Obama is also right:  Black voters obviously bump Obama’s approval rating because of race.  If Obama was your run of the mill generic white Democrat President, black voters would still rate him or her highly, but not to the level of almost universal approval.





Shorter Obama

17 01 2014

Washington, D.C.

Re Obama’s NSA press conference today:

***

“I caused the problem, but I have to pretend to be outraged about the problem to satisfy some elements of my base and to continue to play this game where I pretend not to be President when something that I did goes wrong.  So here I am proposing what seem to be solutions and reforms, but in reality they will accomplish nothing and mean nothing, so I’m standing here today saying a whole lot of nothing.  Because…it’s Bush’s fault.”

***

What gets me is this bit from Obama that “NSA agents are our friends and neighbors.”

Uh pardon me, but I don’t have any friends or neighbors that are NSA agents.But this is illustrative of Beltway insularity and arrogance.  Just because everyone who lives in DC or environs has a neighbor or friend that is an NSA agent must obviously mean that everyone everywhere has a friend or neighbor that’s an NSA agent.  Since the DC economy is doing good, it must be good everywhere.

One more thing:  Why do I get the feeling that ever since Snowden started whistle blowing and this NSA question has been on the public consciousness, that the issue has been strewn with white elephants and naked emperors?  That everyone sees the white elephants and naked emperors but are afraid to say “white elephants” and “naked emperors?”  From the way people in official capacity are conducting themselves, I definitely get that impression.
UPDATE
And why do I think that farming out the reform efforts to John Podesta is tantamount to trying to stuff it all down the rabbit hole?




And the Problem Is…?

22 11 2013

Dupo

It’s now national news, but Illinois Review broke it.

“But white voters would never vote for a black President.”  Fine by me.  The problem is that not enough white voters would never vote for a black President.

And this is supposed to be biographical literature suitable for fourth graders.  When I look at it, it looks like kiddie material.  When I was in the fourth grade, or actually toward the end of fourth grade, because the book I’m about to mention came out in March 1987, and it was one of my 10th birthday presents, I was reading White Rat by Whitey Herzog and Kevin Horrigan, a book that is mostly the former’s autobio.  Earlier that school year, I got through My Turn At Bat, Ted Williams’s autobio written in 1969, just when he was starting what would be only a short stint managing the Washington Senators, in their last years in D.C. before moving to Dallas to become the Texas Rangers.  Both books were hardly from the kiddie section of the bookstore.





Obama Gets Booed In Obamaland

18 11 2013

College Park, Maryland

Because brother-in-law hopeychanger coaches Oregon State, (not for much longer), the Beavers have made it their business to travel to the D.C. area and play some D.C. area school in basketball every college basketball season while The Great Hopeychanger has been President.

And this year, it was the University of Maryland.

Which is about as deep blue territory as you can get.

And still…





Night of Terror

25 10 2013

Amurrika

Meanwhile, I’m going to go on Halloween this year dressed as the most terrifying scary character imaginable:  An ObamaCare navigator.

“What?  You mean it’s going to be twice as expensive and half as good?  I’m going to shoot you, you, you, monster!”

“Wait up, lady.  Here’s a fake pop gun, and I have some fake blood.”





Half Billion

25 10 2013

Babylon-on-the-Internet

loc

Well, we can forget about conspiracy theories that it was sabotaged either internally by the Obama administration to grease the skids for single payer or that people like us jammed it in a DDoS maneuver to embarrass Obama.

When you have a half billion lines of code, failure is not just an option, but an inevitability.





For Old Time Sake

21 10 2013

Washington, D.C.

People used to faint over Obama all the time.

Yeah, staged.

I can tell you what else was orchestrated — This morning’s Facebook “outage.”  Facebook, a company run and staffed by people who are big Obamahead cult worshipers, and a social media presence that was crucial to the Obama re-elect team’s data mining strategy, just happened to go down at about the same time Obama was whining in a press conference about how websites go down all the time.





To Half Wit

22 09 2013

Chicago

CST:

To wit: At a recent lecture to medical students at Loyola University, [Former CPD Supernintendo Jody "J-Fed"] Weis reportedly said he thinks Obama could do more to help Chicago kids understand that keeping information from police will only further the shooting.

Weis said he spoke to children who told him hearing from Obama would help them overcome their fear of being snitches.

Yeah, and how credible would that be, from the President that has invoked executive privilege more often than Carter comes up with a new pill and threatens to persecute whistleblowers to keep information from Congressional investigative committees.





OogaBoogaOingoBoingoOokOokEekEekCare

5 09 2013

Washington, D.C.

FNC:

Administration rebrands controversial immigration post to skirt funding cut-off

The Obama administration is being accused of trying to pull a fast one on lawmakers by re-branding a controversial immigration job — a “public advocate” for both legal and illegal immigrants — after Congress explicitly voted to defund it.

The administration over the summer quietly changed the name of the position, first created in February 2012, from “public advocate” to deputy assistant director of “Custody Programs and Community Outreach.” It was a change in name only. The administration kept the person in charge and the job description the same.

Now we know that defunding ObamaCare would be a waste of time. Obama would probably just change its name to OogaBoogaOingoBoingoOokOokEekEekCare.

He’s only doing this shit because Congress didn’t impeach his ass after DACA. That’s all he needed to know that he could get away with anything.





Oh Bullobama

21 08 2013

Washington, D.C.

Him not familiar.  Me not buying.

Unless the only news channel that the White House ever has on is MSNBC, in which case he is telling the truth.

Still, I highly doubt it.  It’s just that black people did something bad, so Obama is going to make himself as scarce as oxygen on the moon.

They won’t look like anyone that could be Obama’s sons.  Oh no.

 





Fifteen Games of Spades

15 08 2013

Washington, D.C.

Yeah, no kidding.  Spades.

Obama and Reggie Love playing cards during the OBL raid means:

Double entendre?  Make up your own mind.

Maybe Obama and Reggie Love were “playing cards” on the night of Benghazi.








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