Cruzing to victory

Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz has won a convincing victory against Republican  establishment favorite David Dewhurst in the Texas senate primary. Read more
[Thanks BJS]
UPDATE: Cruz served Chick-Fil-A at his victory party. It seems  that he has a lively sense of humor, too.

Joe's Solution

 "How do we divert Mitt's 
plane to Aleppo?"

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary:  Mitt is outraising my campaign with  disturbing speed despite his gaffe-tastic foreign tour. Today I decided to make a  public contribution to my campaign of $5,000 from  my meagre millions,  which is almost as much as Michelle spent on her last new blouse. Nobody can  now say  we aren't fully committed to winning this election. Syria is still simmering, but  Hillary has restrained herself admirably from making  gleeful 3am phone calls about it. I am strangely exhausted from a day of doing  nothing much but a photo-op of my  generous online contribution  to my majestic self.  I am clearly exhausted by weeks of fundraising  and switching  Vlad and Bibi through to voice mail. Boo-boo my blankey awaits under the pillows of the  the Presidentopedic. Time for beddy-byes.  Auugh! Is that Mitt I see before me with a  blood-drenched dagger pointed at my heart? No, it's just the daggone dog with his tongue  hanging out.  Now for sleep...Barry luv Boo-boo um-num-num-um...zzzzz... 

The Madness of King Barack

One definition of madness is repeating the same action over and over, expecting a different result. By that definition Obama has lost his marbles. He  stepped up economic sanctions against Iran today, again targeting oil sales and financial transactions. Obama said: "With these actions, we are once again reaffirming our commitment to hold the Iranian government accountable for its actions."

Apology for disruption

Valued Readers: Our sincere apology for today's  chaotic disruption. We can't even  blame it on Bush, as it was a self-inflicted wound. Hopefully everything is back to normal. Thanks so much for your patience. 

Cartoon: Christopher Weyant

[The  Hill]


The REAL Darwin Award

An Aussie  from Darwin in the Northern Territory  lights a firework where the good lord split him. Read more

Obama row over Osama: author hits back

The White House  has flatly denied the allegations in the book Leading From Behind. But, as blogger Nice Deb reports, the author is not backing down. Read more

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: Aauugh! Another exasperating day. After  a credentialing ceremony for ambassadors, I flew to New York for a fundraiser at the NoMad Hotel. In fact I was mad as heck, because those  daggone inconsiderate Turks chose that moment to mobilize their army near the Syrian border. I almost had to abandon the  vital business of campaign  fundraising to keep track of  some rinky-dink regional war. I may even have to  allow Panetta to make a gutsy call once I have erected a legal firewall so that he, or our military brass, can be blamed for any mishaps, rather than my majestic self. I'm back home now, ready to slide into the Presidentopedic and enjoy the reassuring feel of my blankey Boo-boo. Let's hope Hillary doesn't call me at 3am, which she does whenever there is a credible excuse like Syria. Barry luv Boo-boo..um-num-num-um...zzzzz..

Walesa endorses Romney

Mitt Romney today got a major international endorsement, receiving the blessing of the hero of Polish freedom, Lech Walesa, who met with the presumptive Republican nominee in Gdansk. Read more

Pitch perfect


White House denies Osama raid claim

The White House is completely denying claims in a new book that President Obama had postponed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden on three previous occasions. "That is an utter fabrication," said White House spokesman Joshua Earnest. Read more.

America's least wanted

Why are they smiling?

The Lionheart Award goes to...

The Academy of Lionhearts' Award goes to  veteran Thomas Phelps for putting his job on the line by refusing to remove the US flag from a children's train ride he manages at a mall at Clackamas, Ore. Read more.


Bombshell: Dithering Obama called off Bin Laden raid 3 times

Obama aide Valerie Jarrett  persuaded  an indecisive president  Obama to call off raids to kill Bin Laden on three separate occasions, according to an explosive new book due out this month.  The Daily Caller has much more. Blogger Nice Deb has useful  background and links. The effect on public perceptions of Obama's signature achievement will be devastating.

Israelis loudly cheer Mitt

Sunday's Dung Beetle Award

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards CNN for playing  Pink's "Stupid Girls" as an introduction to a report about Sarah Palin visiting a branch of Chick-Fil-A.

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: I am extremely peeved that MEchelle  -- in spite of already being in London -- was not invited to open the Games. She would have been far more suitable than the Queen who has never allowed me within munching distance of her corgis. MEchelle could  even have parachuted  with Me as the most dashing and handsome James Bond ever. "My name's Obama. Barack Obama" has an attractive resonance to it.  Where was I? Oh yes: The Olympics. I do watch the basketball but I don't altogether approve of the Games, because  I am an equal outcomes kind of guy... there  comes a point when you have enough gold medals. I favor the middle class, so let's award silver medals to all.   A heavy day tomorrow, credentialing some ambassadors then onwards to  the important business of the day:  a fundraiser in New York. With MEchelle still in London, all I have to share the Presidentopedic with is my blankey, Boo-boo. Here I am, Boo-boo, um-num-num-um...zzzzz... 

Bibi: Obama Iran sanctions fail

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu  has branded Obama-backed sanctions on Iran a complete failure.  He told Mitt Romney: "We have to be honest and say that all the diplomacy and sanctions and diplomacy so far have not set  back the Iranian program by one iota."  More here.

Chickens picket LGBTs

Chickens picket LGBTs, 
demand they eat crow


The Lionheart Awards go to...

We have handed out scores of our Dung Beetle Awards to overreaching bureaucrats  and  general douchebags. Now we  are  launching  Lionheart Awards  for individuals who make a stand for honor and freedom in the face of physical or moral tyranny. Examples might be  the young men at Aurora who died shielding their girlfriends, or the crippled Iraq vet who  has returned his Purple Heart in disgust at  his co-pay  for  wound treatments being raised to  $600 while, he says, illegal immigrants are  being treated for free. More here.

The Aca-dhimmi of Dung Beetles' Award goes to...

Sunday's Aca-dhimmi of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards law professor Jon Branzhaf who demands that George Washington Catholic University should remove Christian symbols that might offend Muslims, and has filed a formal complaint with DC's government. Details here

The Dung Beetle award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards NBC for  withholding an entire section of the Olympic opening ceremony from the American public. [See posting below]

Outrage: NBC censored Olympic tribute

In an incredible betrayal of viewers' trust -- and an act of artistic vandalism -- NBC  cut an entire section of the Olympic opening ceremony which was devoted to victims of  war and the 7/7 terror attacks on London. See what the rest of the world saw here.  

Her Majesty calls home

"Barry, the other queen woudn't let me
open the Games"

Red tape rebellion

Thanks to Keith Koffler at White House Dossier for  this :

Drool Britannia

Some argued unkindly that the Olympic opening was a long dramatization of the decline of British culture and that the show was confusing. It turns out that much of  the choppiness was the result of artistic vandalism by NBC who are clearly unfit to have a monopoly of coverage.

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards the sick Tweeters who are openly celebrating the sudden death of Chick-fil-A spokesman Don  Perry. Read more. 


Cartoon: John Darkow

[Columbia Daily Tribune]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary:  Michelle is in London,  debuting her "Let's move"  campaign at the US embassy in London, drawing attention  away  from the Olympic opening towards those who really matter: we high-flying omniscient Obamas.  Meantime Mitt -- who has unjustly been gaining on me in the polls -- has  now run afoul of the flesh-eating British tabloids  whose headline-writers today produced gems like "Mitt the Twit". Oh Happy Day!   Mitt has been invading my dreams  too often, causing me to roll  painfully out of the Presidentopedic last night. Fortunately, with M away, I can sleep in the center of the bed tonight and avoid a repeat misfortune.  It's late now and time to hit the sack, pull my blankey Boo-boo from under my pillows and drift off to sleep, dreaming of Mitt sinking  helplessly in the  middle of the Thames River. Barry luv Boo-boo...um-num-num-um..zzzzz...

Romney leads 49 - 33% in new poll

The Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Details here.

Obama snubs GOP budget chief

Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's point man for economic issues, says that he has not spoken to President Obama in more than a year.  Ryan, is probably the most important man in Congress for Obama to do business with if he wants to reduce the deficit and find an agreement that would avert the year-end “fiscal cliff,” when horrendous tax increases and spending cuts will take place if a deal isn’t struck, writes Keith Koffler. The absence of even a conversation with Ryan – no less a meeting – calls into the question whether Obama is the least bit serious about trying to find agreement ..." Read it all

Israel: Romney rips Obama

Mitt Romney rips  Obama on Israel:  "I cannot imagine going to the United Nations, as Obama did, and criticizing Israel in front of the world. "You don't criticize your allies in public to achieve the applause of your foes." Read more.

Israel: Jewish Americans rip Obama

Israel: Giuliani rips Obama

Rudy Giuliani on Barack Obama : "I think that he is the least supportive President to the state of Israel that we’ve ever had since the state of Israel has existed, Republican or Democrat." Read more

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]


Olympics are all about MEchelle

First Lady Michelle Obama will stage a gigantic “Let’s Move” bonanza at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Great Britain Friday, hosting 1,000 American military children and American and British students as well as a brigade of sports and music stars to get kids into the “spirit of the Olympic games,” according to the White House. Find out more.

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Obama's spin is a no-win

 [Thank you:  Reaganite Republican]

Cartoon : Mike Keefe

[Cagle Cartoons]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: Today has been a bummer.  I  came down to earth with a  thud, after rolling off the Presidentopedic in the middle of  the night, during a nightmare in which I was trying to escape Mitt Romney who was trying to strangle me with his soft, pink, manicured  fingers, yelling: "Socialism...you didn't build that."
After several days of campaigning, I  finally had to catch up with some real Presidenting today. I met with my full cabinet, then separately with Panetta who says Bibi and Vladimir  still have their shorts in a bunch because I switched them through to voicemail while I was in New Orleans. Panetta said Assad's forces  are gearing up for a major attack on Aleppo which I thought was the name of  Pinocchio's  creator, but no...Leon said that was Gepetto. In this rare  case, since Panetta is of Italian extraction, I will concede that he may be correct. 
I had lunch with Joe Biden and I congratulated him on keeping his foot out of his mouth for a whole week. There was a brief, awkward silence, then he said he was a persistent geezer  and retold the story of proposing  marriage to Jill five times before she accepted.  Personally, I think she agreed the first time, but  he kept on asking because each time he'd forget her answer. Time to return to the Presidentopedic and my faithful blankey Boo-boo. Barry luv Boo-boo.. um-num-num-um...zzzzzz..


The economy

The economy? Wait...
There's an economy?

Rahm's values

Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago's values, Mayor Rahm Emanuel  has told the  Chicago Tribune. That's an astonishing statement:  Chicago has values?

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: I spent  today in New Orleans fund-raising among the Democrat  faithful.  It is good for a leader such as my distinguished self, to bask in the admiration of the herd.  As evening drew in, I returned to Air Force One for the flight back to D.C. I had earlier switched all calls to voicemail on my iPresidophone, as Vlad the Impaler and Bibi are still freaking out about Syrian chemical weapons, and I didn't want my moments of glory in the Big Easy  interrupted by less important events elsewhere. Putin had left a message saying that he, too, has now warned Assad against using chemical weapons. Dude added a couple of expletives which I didn't understand, but were clearly directed at me for not answering his calls.  Meh. Well, it's early  tomorrow morning there now and sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. I'll sort it out tomorrow after I have slept  late and recovered properly. The important thing is that right  now I'm  reuniting with Boo-boo my blankey and the familiar mattress of the Presidopedic. Barry luv Boo-boo, um-num-num-um...zzzzz...

Marx brother

Tax: Did Obama under-report his income?

American Thinker has uncovered an intriguing discrepancy  among Obama's tax returns. 

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]


Obamacare brings $1 trillion tax hike

The official  figure is higher than the most drastic predictions : Full details here.

President Nasty makes nice

Dick Morris seems to have his hand on the campaign  pulse: Today  Morris  commented on how badly Obama has damaged his likability rating by changing from sunny optimism in 2008 to  mean-spirited  personal attacks  in 2012.  The Obama campaign  must have reached the same conclusion: ads have  suddenly changed pace, projecting a more presidential Obama talking about issues and about choice. 

O has zero daily briefings on economy

Perhaps the news is too horrific  for Obama  to endure on a daily basis, as America sinks back into recession. Read more

Cartoon: Eric Allie

[Cagle Cartoons]

Let America be America again...

GOP operatives are praising this Scott Brown ad. With good reason. [Thanks BJS]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: Wow ...A landmark of  my presidency: Four fundraising events in one day! I left San Francisco early for  Portland  and later Seattle. Ya gotta love those  adoring Pacific North-Westerners,  who  provide an example to all 57 states in paying  adequate tribute to a great leadership and vast,  all-encompassing intellect  such as mine.  I had much more important priorities than giant egos clashing in the  Middle East, and  when Bibi and Vlad the Impaler phoned, I immediately switched them  to voice mail. When I listened later all I  could hear were what were obviously curse words so I ignored them since such words in Hebrew and Russian mean nothing to me. I face another night in an unfamiliar bed, and can't deny that I will relish returning to the familiar Presidentopedic. But first I have another day of fundraising in The Big Easy. Meanwhile my trip director, Marv, has ensured that my back-up blankey, Boo-booTwo is laid out ready for me, alongside my  seductive Democrat-blue jammies. Barry luv Boo-booTwo.. um-num-num-um...zzzzz...

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards Obama surrogate Louise Lucas, who claims that Mitt Romney  is tapping the support of racists. Find out more.

Bam's new low

"Joe,  for our approval level to get any lower we
would have to  dye our hair and wear SWAT uniforms"


Chump change

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: It has been  a long day here on the West Coast. I flew from SF to Denver to address a convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars [among whom I am proudly numbered, having several drone attacks to my name.] I pointed out to them how my leadership had  provided a "new attitude"  abroad to the  US and how we are more respected around the world as a result. There was a wave of coughing and throat-clearing that was obviously the result of them being choked-up with the emotion brought on by  my inspiring words. Such reactions are common when great leaders speak, if I  can say so myself, and I can.  I flew to Oakland for two more fundraisers. And  finally retired late to an unfamiliar bed. But thankfully, Marv, my trip director, had thought ahead and laid out my back-up blankey Boo-booTwo alongside my blue jammies. Now for some California Dreamin'...  Barry luv Boo-booTwo...um-num-num-um....zzzzzz

59 shades of green

The Air Force is paying $59 dollars a gallon for biofuel in the latest  Obamagreen absurdity. Find out more.

Obama's fatal boast

President Obama  boasted to a convention of military veterans that he has begun "a new era in American leadership" that is producing "a new attitude" around the world.
"The United States is safer and stronger and more respected in the world," Obama told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno. Claiming that he has fulfilled his 2008 campaign promises on foreign policy, Obama cited the end of the Iraq War, the death of Osama bin Laden, and plans to wind down the war in Afghanistan by the year 2014. 
One problem: 103 people died in co-ordinated attacks in  Iraq yesterday,  the bloodiest day this year.  Not exactly  a "new attitude" to celebrate . Read more

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]

General Welfare

[From: Aftermath]


Dear Cabby: Street-wise advice

Dear Cabby: I was fired from my job as a TV anchor a few weeks ago because of a lack of chemistry with my co-anchor. What shall I do?  -- Ann C., Manhattan

Dear Ann C. You goin' to da Rockefeller Center? I watched you every mornin' on Today  when I was on late shift. Dey said you had no chemistry widdat  goodam leftie Matt Lauer.  Dat's like whining dat you couldn't  set fire to a raw potato.  So,  lady, whatyagonna do? Dey wanted you at the Aurora  massacre to bring  'gravitas' because your successor is too girly-girly. Geez lady, if dey want  gravitas, make 'em  pay your weight  in gold, or tell 'em  to fuggedaboudit. Here we are at da Rockefeller Center.  Good luck lady, and thanks for da tip. --Cabby

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards NBC's David Gregory for implying, without a shred of evidence, that politics and talk radio played a role in the Aurora massacre. Read more.

British hijab humor

True heroes

 The word 'hero' is  so overused in the media that it leaves us no adequate word  for those  who commit truly brave, decent acts, such as the three young men in Aurora who died using their bodies to shield their girlfriends and died doing so. Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves redeemed human nature at the very moment  we might  be  most tempted to despair of it.  True heroes.


Steyn hits another bullseye

Mark Steyn: "...That’s the thing about Obama. Time and again, he does things and says things that are un-American. Not evil. Not anti-American. Just un-American..." Read it all.

Dem law professor eviscerates Obama campaign

"As a Democrat and a staunch supporter of Barack Obama, I am completely disgusted by his campaign. Are we talking about the President of the United States? Are we talking about a principled man who has boosted our ideal for a fair and equitable America? Does this have anything to do with the American people?" asks Georges Ugeux, an adjuct professor at Columbia Law School.  Read it all.

Cartoon: Eric Allie

[Cagle Cartoons]

Barack Obama's Diary: Hit Mitt

Dear Diary: I had the dreaded pre-dawn call on the iPresidophone  yesterday morning. It was  John Brennan with  news of the Colorado massacre. I had to abort my Florida fund-raising tour and fly back to DC. Meantime things are even more combustible in the Middle East, with Syria in chaos, al-Qaeda ready to grab  any stray WMDs,  Bibi freaking out that al-Qaeda or Assad will use them on Israel and  Iran goading him with hints that they were behind the Bulgarian bus bombing.  When Bibi phoned late  today, he was highly agitated.  So to calm him  I said: " Israelis  didn't  build Israel, somebody else did that. " Silence.   By a weird coincidence, we had been  disconnected.
Vlad the Impaler called later saying he refused to back sanctions on Syria. I told him that he was on the wrong side of history. Silence. Another disconnection. [Note to self: Get Communications to diagnose  these infuriating interruptions  which seem to happen while  I'm giving other leaders  the priceless benefit of my experience in law and  international affairs.]
Thank goodness my blankey, Boo-boo,  never disconnects. I  am going to bed now to embrace his charms and dream of new ways to hit Mitt.  Maybe there's a new campaign slogan there: Hit Mitt.  Barry luv Boo-boo um-num-num-um...zzzzzz 


Ahmadinejad gloats over Israeli deaths

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  has gloated publicly at the deaths of Israelis in a terror bombing in Bulgaria, and hinted that Iran was responsible for the attack, reports The Times of Israel. Ahmadinejad described the attack as “a response” to Israeli “blows against Iran."
Watch it, Mahmoud,  could that distant whine be bomb-laden F16s warming up on  Israel's runways?

Is this Mitt's tax strategy?

By withholding some of his his tax returns, Mitt Romney may be engaging in one of the oldest negotiating techniques of all. Find out more.

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards those people exploiting  the Colorado massacre for  political  gain. Read more.

Trailer foreshadows theater massacre

Chilling: this current trailer contains a movie theater massacre

Seduced by sadism?

A showing of the new Batman movie has been the scene of a ghastly massacre. Ironically, the movie itself breaches new levels of brutality. Are we being seduced by sadism? A British critic dissects the film.


Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary:  Yikes. And yikes again.  My campaign [I constantly remind Axelrod and Plouffe  they didn't build it, somebody else did] is being outplayed this week and, in spite of  our  best efforts, Mitt is  a point ahead in the latest New York Times poll. We need more money,  and quickly. Which is why I spent today fund-raising at four different venues in Florida.  That daggone Putin kept calling me on my iPresidophone  about Syria falling apart; so did Netanyahu, who is paranoid about WMDs on his border.  Since I was busy fund-raising, I transferred them  to a phone tree: "Press 2 to express displeasure," "Press 6  to express extreme indignation,"  "Press 8 to declare war." So far, no harm no foul.  I've heard nothing from  Leon Panetta about Israel mobilizing on their Syrian border and we're monitoring those  Israelis by satellite so closely that an Israeli  flea couldn't hop over without us seeing it. In  the evening I   thought I could persuade Vlad and Bibi to calm down  by  asking them to play Words With Friends with me,  but it was  no fun: the only words either of them would enter  were, like,  "incompetent," "idiot" "moron"  or "asshat," selected  to disrespect  me and my exalted position as leader of the Free World . Time for bed now. My back-up blankey Boo-booTwo awaits  me. Barry luv Boo-boo, um-num-num-um...zzzzz..

Romney's superb new ad

'Hope' becomes whatever it takes

Keith Koffler at White House Dossier writes: "The president is having trouble meeting his fundraising goals and must log countless miles traversing the country to try to fill his coffers. The financial shortfall is reflective of the depleted enthusiasm for Obama among his supporters, who have watched as he has unintentionally rebranded himself from the 2008 candidate of hope and change into a crude politician willing to do whatever it takes to ensure his political survival."  Read it all.

Who did that?

[From: American Glob]

Will Mitt REALLY be the nominee?

Some interesting speculation from  the  lefty Huffington Post that Mitt Romney may not be the final GOP nominee . To be taken with a huge pinch of salt.


The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards the Transportation Security Administration  for allowing  25 illegal aliens to study at a Boston flying school  owned by yet another illegal alien. Read more

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: I took a break today from the all-important  business of fundraising, to attend to  lesser  concerns like the nation's drought and the Syrian civil war. I  reminded Agriculture  Secretary  Tom Vilsack that farmers are like other entrepreneurs: they didn't create their farms. Somebody else made that happen. I also met with Hillary so she could brief me on  her nine-country tour and  what it was like in Egypt being the target of tomatoes, shoes and taunts of " Monica." 
I reminded her that she didn't  create the angry crowd, somebody else made that happen. "Yeah, you and  your smart diplomacy," she  shot back. After that,  I met with Joe Biden over lunch and reminded him that  he didn't create himself, somebody else overcame thin walls to make that happen. Later I welcomed the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Champion Baylor Bears to the White House. I reminded them that they didn't create their historic 40-0 season. Somebody else made that happen.  The women narrowed their eyes and stared.  Yikes. I said I had an urgent matter to sort out and I hurried  to the Oval Office, there to hide in the Clinton Closet until Marv called me on my  iPresidophone, saying the players  had left. Talking of scary ladies, M. is  calling for me to join her. It will be relief to pull my blankey, Boo-boo, from under my pillow and cuddle him...Barry luv Boo-boo... um-num-num-um...zzzzzz

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Is the right the right's worst enemy?

Some Republicans are aiding and abetting the Democrat agenda.  Find out how and why.

Cartoon: Eric Allie

[Cagle Cartoons]

First they came for the Jews...

 If Europe fails to protect its Jews, it must be feared that soon Christians, too, will no longer feel safe in Europe. Read more.

Moment Mitt Turned the Tide


Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Wright and wrong

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: Auugh!  Another day of deflecting the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune (that's from Shakespeare for those deprived of  an all-encompassing  education, such as I have received.)
A study by  the accounting firm Ernst and Young charges that my signature tax proposal could cost 710,000 jobs. As if ! What do these people know about economics and accounting alongside the cosmological concepts that inhabit a great mind such as mine
What's worse people have been mocking me, mocking me, for suggesting that entrepreneurs aren't as smart as they think they are, and that they need government  to succeed.  Well... duh. Where would Marconi have been with no FCC? Or Edison with no Department of Energy? Or  Henry Ford without his local DMV? Could the Wright brothers have flown with no TSA?
Adding to my woes, the Axis of Axelrod [that's what I call my my campaign]  has had  Mitt on the back foot for days, but he suddenly came back punching hard  today, saying I want Americans to be ashamed of success. I'll concede that there comes a time when you have had  enough success. Meantime, I guess we're going to have to abandon Bain Capital for a bright and shiny new media distraction. Talking of bright and shiny, the satin edging of  my blankey, Boo-boo, awaits and so does the Presidentopedic. Barry luv Boo-boo... um-num-num-um..zzzzz...

At last! Romney draws blood

Go Mitt! Mitt Romney has finally summoned  some real fighting spirit,  declaring that  the election is  battle for the "Soul of America" and accusing  Obama  of wanting Americans to be "ashamed of success." Read it all.

Behind Obama's attack on success

Jimmy Bise: "Barack Obama wants us to live in an America of his imagining — a magical land of perfect equality where the laws of economics and human nature do not apply, where everyone gets his own unicorn and the only ones who have to pay are the mythical “rich”, who toil endlessly to provide for us all without complaint. That, folks, is not America. Heck, it’s not anywhere in the real world. Read it all

Fed sees jobs 'frustration' ahead

Employment  recovery is "likely to be frustratingly slow," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has told the Senate Banking Committee.
The frustration, of course, is the result of BHO making it impossible for small businesses to plan ahead reliably, making expansion too risky. But, as he has told us, entrepreneurs are not smart, anyway, which he knows from being a community organizer.

Lord of the weed

Ohio police have arrested a 17-year-old accused of running a multimillion dollar business that distributed high-grade marijuana through two school districts and netted $20,000 a month. Could this  explain Obama's repeated  recent visits to Ohio? Surely not. He wouldn't have bought choom, but would  have told the boy that he wasn't smart, couldn't have started the  business on his own  without help from others. Oh... and since the boy earned more than $250,000 a year, needed to pay his fair share.

Off the charts: the looming hiring disaster

The price of Obama  ineptitude: grim  hiring outlook for small business. See the evidence here


A message from the President

Please stand by for a Message from the President

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Bam outsources energy jobs to Brazil

The hypocrite-in-chief  has outsourced  countless energy  jobs to Brazil while we are sitting on more oil than Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran combined. Read more.

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: I feel like Hillary in an Egyptian motorcade with shoes,  tomatoes and insults being hurled from all directions.  But enough about her. Senior Senate Democrats are said to be complaining  privately about my confrontational  attitude towards  Republicans. All I have to say about that is: "I won,  next question."
Then we have Mitt objecting to my campaign's speculaton  that he may have committed a felony. May have. That's all  it takes for  the hypersensitive Mitt to gets his Mormon undershorts in a bunch.
Burp. The hot dogs and chili I had for a photo-op lunch in Cincinnati have come back to haunt me. 
The crowning insult  today came from Rush Limbaugh who had the effrontery to suggest, on air, that I hate America. As if I would run for re-election if that were true. I mean it's not like I have giant ego to feed or something.  I don't seek power for its own sake,  I seek it because my subjects adore me and want large amounts of other people's money. It's late now and time for me to slide into the Presidentopedic with its familiar, comfortable mattress and Boo-boo, my blankey, under my pillow. Barry Luv Boo-boo um-num-num-um...zzzzz... 

Extortion: the new Democrat tactic

 Democrats are explicitly threatening to allow nearly $600 billion worth of tax hikes and spending cuts--otherwise known as "Taxmageddon"--in January unless Republicans agree to raise taxes on the highest earners. Read more. 

Rush: Obama 'hates this country'

Rush Limbaugh: "I'll tell you what. I think it can now be said, without equivocation -- without equivocation -- that this man hates this country. He is trying -- Barack Obama is trying -- to dismantle, brick by brick, the American dream. There's no other way to put this. Read it all.

King Obama the Great

"Mitt, the only thing that's beneath me
is the Resolute Desk"

Mitt, it's time to man up

The chorus is getting louder: it's time for Mitt to man up or he'll be dragged  deeper into the gutter of Chicago-style politics and never  be able to climb out again.  More here

Outrageous: Team Obama edits media

Sinister  little secret divulged by The New York Times: Media outlets send their stories to Team Obama for revision before the stories are released. Jammie Wearing Fools has more.

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]


Obama clueless, say senior Democrats

Top Democrat senators are reported to be saying  privately that Obama is clueless in his handling  of Congress. Maggie's Notebook has more. 

Cartoon: Christopher Weyant

[The Hill]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary:  Golf, glorious golf, there's nothing quite like it!  After a week of non-stop campaigning  working,  I finally was able to  arrange a round today at Fort Belvoir with  staffers Nicholson, Kent and Plouffe, all of whom can be relied upon to discreetly  lag a stroke or two behind the boss and not  to query my absence from church. I  took my secure cellphone with me on  the links,  ready to approve any hit on my kill list between strokes.  I love to multitask.  There were some pop-up thunderstorms around, but no storm would dare risk striking my Majestic self. Talking of dangers, we gave Mitt something to think about today. Rahm publicly told him to stop whining about  our election tactics. Behind the scenes he no doubt  gave Mitt the Chicago treatment: Nice car-elevator  you got there,  Mitt, we wouldn't want it  anything to happen to  it would we? 
Moving  along: I was told that the head of the British version of the CIA predicts Iran will have a nuke by 2014.  With Syria's WMDs already on the move,  Bibi must  be as  jittery as Joe after a  double expresso.
After golf and fresh air I am ready for the rigors of another week  of fundraising, starting in Cincinnati. Michelle is tucked up and I'm ready for the Presidentopedic myself and for Boo-boo, my blankey who's hiding under my pillow. Barry luv Boo-boo, um-num-num-um...zzzzz...

Obama admits failure to change DC

 President Obama says Washington "feels as broken as it did four years ago."
"And, if you asked me what is the one thing that has frustrated me most over the last four years it's not the hard work, it's not, the enormity of the decisions, it's not the pace, it is that I haven't been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people - Democrats, Republicans and Independents - who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems," he told CBS's Charlie Rose in an interview that aired this morning. And there we all were, naively thinking the President's job was to lead "the leadership."   Read more.

Cartoon: Eric Allie

[Cagle Cartoons]


Iran nuclear by 2014, says 'C'

British  agents have helped  foil Iran’s attempts to obtain nuclear weapons, but Iran  will succeed in the next two years, the head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, Sir John Sawyers, has warned. At that point, he said,  the US and Israel will  finally be forced into deciding  whether to attack. Read more
[Within the agency, Sir John is known as "C" -- in contrast to "M" in James Bond novels.]

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]

Question of the Day...

If offshoring is so bad, Mr President, why are we  paying the Russians to take our astronauts to the ISS?  asks  this Tweet.

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: Aaaauugh!  Everyone is  putting pressure on me. Mitt is pushing back hard on our accusations about  Bain Capital. Bashar Assad is scaring the hell out of  the Pentagon and Isreal, [misspelled in one of my  campaign leaflets so I'm sticking with it] by moving his chemical weapons out of storage. Vlad The Impaler [scary man] is moving warships into the Eastern Mediterranean. And, of course,  Iran  is still threatening  to close the Straits of Hormuz. Yikes.  With all this going on, how's  a guy supposed to spend the week campaigning and still have time for a round of golf? And another thing: reporters are suggesting that some 20 people fainted during my speech in Roanoke, Virginia, yesterday evening. Fainted? They were simply overcome  by my mellifluous words and handsome presence.  Today, being Saturday, I shall grant myself the pleasure of an  afternoon nap on the Presidentopedic. Here's my blankey, Boo-boo. Barry luv Boo-boo... um-num-num-um ...zzzzz...

How Obama doubled long-term unemployment

In 2009 when Barack Obama was sworn in, there were 2.6 million people unemployed for more than 6 months.  By June 2012, they had more than doubled to 5.3 million. Obama has promoted long-term unemployment by adopting policies that make it harder and more expensive for employers to hire people.  He has  pushed for higher taxes, higher energy costs, compulsory unionism and, of course, Obamacare. "When government makes hiring more difficult and expensive, there’s likely to be less of it," writes Jim Powell in Forbes magazine. Read it all.
[Thanks: BJS]


Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: A day of  criss-crossing  the Commonwealth of Virginia as I campaigned from the west coast to the  southeastern city of Roanoke at the heart of redneck country. Well...loookee here, Caleb. There's  one of them black people workin' a rope-line  outside our old fire station.  Scary people. Talking of scary, Joe's been having another attack of foot-in-mouth disease, wondering  in a  public speech how  his conception was possible in the thin-walled home of his childhood.  Awkwaard. At such  times,  I wish his parents hadn't been so resourceful. There are rumors that Condi Rice is Mitt's likely choice for VP, which would dilute even my unique status as the first African-American at the pinnacle of power in the USA.  The yoke of power sure is heavy at present. Time for me to tuck up M., slide into the Presidentopedic beside her and pull my blankey Boo-boo from under my pillow... Barry luv Boo-boo, um-num-num-um...zzzzz...

Emperor Obama guts workfare

Using  yet another  imperial-style edict to bypass Congress,   His Majesty Barack Obama has gutted Clinton-era  workfare reforms. Read more.

Condi now veep front-runner

 There is a lot of  kite-flying going on, testing the wind for reaction to Condoleezza Rice as Romney's VP. The Drudge Report sees her as the front-runner, So does columnist Peggy Noonan. And it seems to make a lot of sense; Condi would give Mitt instant foreign policy credibility. She has a clear  vision of what America's role in the world should be and  she hugely impressed  delegates on this subject  at Romney's Utah retreat a while ago. 


Cartoon: John Cole

[The Scranton Times Tribune]

A grim fairy tale

President Obama has confessed to interviewer Charlie Rose that a key error in first two years in office was to concentrate on perfecting  policy, instead of telling Americans  a story about what he wanted to achieve and how he planned to get there. We have  taken the liberty of suggesting a story for him:
ONCE upon a time there was a handsome, swarthy prince. The Prince was gifted,  not only with intelligence, but with a magical tongue which  he used to cast spells upon his subjects and persuade  them to set aside common sense and opt  instead for "Hope and Change." Neither the prince nor his subjects  knew what "Hope and Change" were,  but -- being magical -- they meant whatever anyone wanted them to mean and after 8 years of  Prince  George the Honorable, the people were ready for a Fresh Prince. 
The principality was by then already financially enfeebled, Prince George had depleted the royal Treasury with expensive foreign wars and had borrowed heavily to keep the Principality running. The Fresh Prince  who also thought borrowing  was a great idea, borrowed  vastly more money from the Orient, launched his own war  in North Africa and  granted free money for the poor, the workless, the idle and wanted to pay  all his subjects' medical bills as well.  The Fresh Prince distributed more and more largess, which he called "stimulus," Alas, the workless continued to multiply. Seeing this, his subjects cried out: " Woe unto us, we can't repay all these debts, nor can our children, nor even our children's  children, unto the fourth or fifth generation!" 

It was then that a New  Prince appeared, handsome, square-jawed, thick of hair, gray of temple,  strong of faith and and wise in the ways of finance. People began to turn their back on the Fresh Prince and look to the New Prince for salvation. They called him "Mitt" and  both  the rich and those earning under $250,000 a year, lavished him with gifts of money to help him unseat the Fresh Prince. A  final, fateful duel between  the  two Princes is set for November 6, when this tale will  be concluded ]

Barack Obama's Diary

Dear Diary: A day fit for a king! A presidential briefing this morning with nothing else on my official Calendar all day. Joe  Biden is addressing  the NAACP, but some are complaining that I am taking blacks for granted, with  my presence restricted to a brief pre-recorded video appearance. The ingratitude!  I made it perfectly clear that I stand on their shoulders. What more do  these plebes expect?  A visit from me on my day off? Besides, they booed Romney, which means I can take their votes as a sure thing. I am going early to bed to recover from my exhausting day, the mantle of great power is a heavy one. I have tucked up M. and will now slide into the Presidentopedic myself, grab a hold of Boo-boo, my blankey and drift off to sleep, with the blessed sound of Romney being booed  replaying in my head. Barry luv Boo-boo um-num-num- um...zzzzzz

Winner of Dung Beetle Award is...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards its first-ever overseas recipient,  the British hospital whose patient was so desperate for water that he called police, only to die later of dehydration.See this earlier posting for details.

How socialized medicine really works

The reality of socialized medicine: A dying hospital patient so desperate for water that he called emergency services. The BBC has more
[Thanks BJS]

Obama's ultra-smart diplomacy

Thanks to Atlas Shrugs for this Danish  view of our clown-in-chief:

Cartoon: Peter Broelman

[Cagle Cartoons]


The Dung Beetle award goes to...

TheAcademy of Dung Beetles' Award is being pre sented, for the first time, to  Vice President Joe Biden, for  his artless playing  of the race card at a Hispanic convention  in Las Vegas. Find out more.

New study nixes global warming

Sensible people know what a scam global warming is. Here's a new study that shows  how the world has been cooling  since Roman Times. Read it all.

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

Wednesday's Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, for saying  that Mitt Romney should not criticize Barack Obama in front of a black audience.