Obama tyrannical 'borderline communist'

And this is from Harry Alford,  CEO of the National  Black Chamber of Commerce...

Barack Obama's Diary: Broccoli bash

Dear Diary: It a relief to have staffers and allies who know instinctively how to react to events without my intervention. Take Gene Sperling's masterful warning to Bob Woodward... straight out of the old  Chicago playbook. "Nice reputation you've got there Bob, we wouldn't want anything to happen to it would we?" said while hitting the palm of one hand with a tire iron held in the other, followed by  a tweet from David Plouffe,  who officially no longer has any direct connection with me, insinuating that the Watergate guy was losing it and it was high time for him to be put out to pasture... Something that a new generation of young hacks will not be sorry to see.  Michelle had an interview with a Yahoo! reporter today, saying we are a "broccoli family."  I guess so, though I have often been tempted  'accidentally' to knock over some of her broccoli  plants while 'playing with'  Bo. But enough about me...

Duh! of the Day...

Maxine Walters (D. Calif.) warns that sequestration may cost 170 million jobs. There are only 134 million jobs in America. [more here]          [Thanks: ECS]

Liberal denial leaves 8 million dead

The Filipino government has finally approved the planting of genetically modified rice that contains vitamin A. "Golden rice," as the stuff is called, probably won't make a splash in the United States, but in the Third World, it will be a godsend. Between a quarter-million and a half-million children go blind each year from vitamin A deficiency, the United Nations says, and half of them die within 12 months. Some studies put the figure even higher.  As many as 300 million of the people at high risk for vitamin A deficiency live in countries where the staple food is rice. For them, golden rice will provide a quick, easy and cheap fix: eating just two ounces a day will provide 60 percent of the recommended daily dose of Vitamin A.
But that hasn't stopped Greenpeace and other luddite-left activists from fighting a scorched-earth war to stop golden rice. For more than a dozen years - or, if you prefer to keep score in the lives of children, 8 million dead - they've kept golden rice off the market by calling it Frankenfood and insisting that it will wreck the environment and spread dependence on Western capitalism. More here

O-cards: for the liberal who has everything

[From Doug Ross]


What spending problem?

White House threatened me, says Woodward

Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.

Student refused to recite Mexico pledge, sues school

A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance. Read More

What sequester foes fear most

Peter Suderman at Reason.com: "If you want a clue as to what some sequester opponents fear the most...check out what health care lobbyist Emily Holubowich, who represents 3,000 nonprofits opposed to the sequester, told The Washington Post: “The good news is, the world doesn’t end March 2. The bad news is, the world doesn’t end March 2,” she said. “The worst-case scenario for us is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens. And Republicans say: See, that wasn’t so bad.”
That’s the real fear here: not that sequestration will result in terrible things happening, but that it won’t result in very much at all, that few will notice or be deeply upset by its effects, and that people will learn to live with a government that spends very slightly less than it was planning to over the next ten years... Read more
[Thanks BJS]

Evolution of liberal dancing

Michelle Malkin,  super-articulate in arguing the conservative cause,  reveals another talent in this parody of Michelle Obama's Evolution of Mom Dancing.  [Thanks: ECS]

Barack Obama's Diary: Who's mad?

Dear Diary: Aaauugh! The notorious Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward today  suggested that I am suffering from "a kind of madness he hasn't seen in a long time"  because I want to save money  by  not deploying an additional aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf. I don't know why they are so concerned about those Persians like my good friend Mamoud. Where was I? Oh yes: Mr Woodward, I am not [expletive deleted] crazy. Hubba hubba, oink, oink... Oops, I'm overdue for my evening medication.

Obama showing 'a kind of madness'

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Obama today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.
"Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said.  Read more:

Oops...Taliban not 'in decline' after all

How very convenient: "The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in Taliban attacks last year, and officials  have said that there was actually no change in the number of attacks on international troops from 2011 to 2012. The corrected numbers — from the original reports of a 7 percent decline to one of no change — could undercut the narrative promoted by the international coalition and the Obama administration of an insurgency in steep decline. A coalition spokesman, Jamie Graybeal, attributed the miscounting to clerical errors and said the problem does not change officials' basic assessment of the war," AP reports. More here.
 [Thanks BJS]


Inaugural in an alternative universe

This Virtual  Inaugural  is  performed by Bill Whittle: it's a powerful  tonic for any conservatives whose spirits are flagging as the winter drags on  and  another 3+ years of Obama lie ahead. Hat tip to Mind Numbed Robot for this video.

Texas kids told to call 9/11 murderers 'freedom fighters'

An Advanced Placement World Geography teacher at a Texas high school who encouraged students to dress in Islamic clothing also instructed them to refer to the 9-11 hijackers not as terrorists – but as “freedom fighters,” according to students who were in the class. Students at Lumberton High School were also told to stop referring to the Holocaust as genocide – instead they were told to use the term “ethnic cleansing.”
John Valastro, the superintendent of the Lumberton Independent School District, told Fox News that the teacher did absolutely nothing wrong and was simply following state teaching guidelines. Read it all.
[Thanks: ECS]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Barack Obama's Diary: Flight of the Humble Me

Dear Diary: As I told adoring crowds at Newport News today, I am a humble man. I am not fit even to kiss the hem of a garment worn by Karl Marx, or Saul Alinsky. Nevertheless their inspiration lifts my wings and allows me to soar ever higher on my mission to bring socialism to the United States of America, and hasten the downfall of  greedy Republican owners of dark, satanic mills. They didn't build those. Has there ever been a man more modest and self-effacing than I am? A man with a wife so captivating and talented that she was invited to present the Best Picture Award at The Oscars. But enough about me...

The Ego claims he's humble

The Greatest Living Human Being said in Virginia today: "You know, the one thing about being president is, after four years, you get pretty humble. You'd think maybe you wouldn't, but actually you become more humble--you realize what you don't know."   Good for him. The trouble is that the rest of us have been painfully aware of what Obama doesn't know since 2008.

Romancing the Crone

From the Intertubes:  A man was washed up on a desert island after a shipwreck. Only a sheep and a sheepdog were washed up with him. After being there awhile, he got into the habit of taking his two animal companions to the beach every evening to watch the sunset. One particular evening, the sky was a fiery red with beautiful cirrus clouds. The breeze was warm and gentle - a perfect night for romance.
As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the lonely man. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and put his arm around it.
But the sheepdog, ever protective of the sheep, growled fiercely until the man took his arm from around the sheep. After that, the three of them continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but there was no more cuddling.
A few weeks passed by and there was another shipwreck. The only survivor was Nancy Pelosi. That evening, the man brought Nancy to the evening beach ritual. It was another beautiful evening. Pretty soon, the man started to get those "feelings" again. He fought the urges as long as he could but he finally gave in and leaned over to Nancy and told her he hadn't had sex for months.
Nancy batted her eyelashes and asked if there was anything she could do for him.
"Yes," he said, "Take the dog for a walk."


Kerry's undiplomatic debut

New Secretary of State John Kerry invents new country "Kyrzakhstan"  while speaking in London. Not a mention from Andrea Mitchell on NBC News of this gaffe, of course. His journey will continue through Franz,  Gemenny, the Muddle East and conclude in Catarrh.

Rush nails it: Argo vs. Benghazi

Not much evades Rush Limbaugh's eagle eye: Here he is on the Obamas and the Oscars: “The best picture award last night went to a movie named Argo, which was about what?  The rescue of embassy personnel under attack in Iran. The wife of the commander-in-chief who failed to rescue four Americans at an embassy/consulate in Benghazi presented it and talked about how important it was and how necessary it is and how great it was and all that. Now, I don't know how many people got that, but this bunch -- this administration -- failed in rescuing Americans under attack. And the wife of the president who failed presented the Oscar to the movie who won the best picture award about a successful rescue of embassy personnel from Iran in 1979.  Thereby, maybe, claiming credit.” [Thanks ECS]

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

After Argo, there's...

Next step Senator Michelle?

"First Lady Michelle Obama is dramatically raising her profile, begging the question of whether she is planning to run for the Senate," writes Keith Koffler at White House Dossier. "In recent weeks – and especially in recent days – Mrs. Obama has been ubiquitous, and her schedule suggests she will continue to be.  The timing and circumstances couldn’t be better, says Koffler.
"An Illinois Senate seat will be up for grabs in 2016, which would allow her to mostly complete her tenure as first lady before plunging into politics. The seat is currently held by a Republican, Mark Kirk, so there would not be anyone’s Democratic shoes to step on. And it is not clear whether Kirk, who is ailing after a stroke, will run for reelection." Read more.

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta  Chronicle]

Ouch! of the Day: Obama's Oscar

Jammie at Jammie Wearing Fools writes: "Hollywood used to represent escapism from real life. Not any longer. Now viewers have to suffer through nonstop political preening and they may well have sunk to the lowest level yet by having this nauseating woman pop up on the television to present the Best Picture Oscar last night. Can we please get back to the days when we could watch an entertainment or sports program without the ubiquitous presence of the Obamas? Frankly we’re surprised they didn’t just have her present the Best Actor Oscar to her husband for his role as a president who pretends the sequester wasn’t his idea."
More here.

Dumb Sleb 2: Dustin Hoffman

Dumb slebs were out in force at the Oscars.  Dustin Hoffman revealed that he’s a big fan of Piers Morgan’s, saying he doesn’t often get “starstruck” but felt “extraordinary” to be standing next to the CNN host. At the tail end of a short conversation about the Oscars and Hoffman’s new film Quartet, Hoffman told Morgan “God bless you for what you’re saying about gun control,”


Dumb Sleb 1: Kim K.

While talking to her sister Khloe,  on camera, Kim  Kardashian mused: “If I was a man, I would want to know what it's like to have sex with myself.” Rest assured Kim, ignorance is bliss.
Read more

Beware the PuffHo Sensitivity Police

The Sensitivity Police at the Huffington Post have taken offence at "immigration hardliners" suggesting a rapid path to citizenship for Mexico's lady TV meteorologists who display more of their bazookas and thighs than your average US weather forecaster. Like so many of their kind, the PuffHo Sensitivity Police  apparently  completely lack the genes that form a sense of humor.  Read more.

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award is being rolled towards President Obama's Organising For Action [OFA] group who are distorting political perceptions by creating  -- for example --Twitter accounts to send multiple Tweets pushing for gun control  and busing activists to Albany, New York, to give the impression of impassioned support for Governor Cuomo's draconian gun control measures. 

Bam's phantom tweeters push for gun control

President Obama and his social media arm through “Organizing For Action” started a Twitter campaign, #WeDemandAVote, attempting to influence the public and specifically Congressional representatives to pass Obama’s gun control initiatives, says Weazel Zippers.
"It became clear that many of the avatars of these “people” agitating against “gun violence” were “egg” avatars. Upon further further examination, @DefendWallSt determined that most were new accounts, created within the last few days,  spamming the same couple of messages to representatives across the country." More here.
Meantime, the liberal organization Progressive USA Voters, is offering an hourly wage of between $9 and $11 to join its gun-control campaign in Chicago. Read more

Pearl Harbor in peril, governor warns.

Democrat sequestration alarmism  is reaching Chicken Little levels.The United States military base at Pearl Harbor will be made less secure as a result of Washington's failure to avoid across-the-board sequestration budget cuts, Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii  has warned. "The plain fact is that will undermine our capacity for readiness at Pearl Harbor," Abercrombie said.  [Thanks BJS]


Cartoon : Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Cartoon: Glenn McCoy

[Go Comics]

Barack Obama's Diary: Mom Dancing

Dear Diary: Oh my... I've just seen a video clip of Michelle 'Mom dancing' with Jimmy Fallon. Almost immediately afterwards, a call  came through from British Prime Minister David Cameron. "Barack, old chap" said Cameron. "Would you mind awfully if we excluded spouses and significant others from the G8 meeting?" He said he wanted us to "focus" at the May meeting, which was as lame an excuse as I've ever heard, since the venue is a golf resort in Northern Ireland.  I think his wife, Samantha, wants to avoid organizing a program for spouses. Or he had just seen that clip of Michelle  'Mom dancing' and had a vision of her attempting to hip-bump Queen Elizabeth. Awkwaard...

High-speed waste: Your tax dollars at work

"Quick: You're a state that has twice the pedestrian deaths than the national average.
What do you do? If you're the Florida Department of Transportation, you spend $174,500 in federal highway taxpayer money to sponsor two cars at Sunday's Daytona 500, then hope the publicity will make everyone aware of the dangers of cars hitting humans. And maybe save a few lives.
At least that's the plan, according to Trenda McPherson, the pedestrian and bicycle safety program manager for the state transportation agency." The Tampa Bay Times reports.  Read more
[Thanks: BJS]

Michelle dances The Cringe

Michelle Obama makes another  invaluable contribution to the dignity of the presidency:

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta  Chronicle]


Prisons may be forced to hire witches

A federal appellate court has ruled that prison inmates who practice witchcraft can sue the state that incarcerates them for discrimination because it doesn’t hire a chaplain for them but does for more mainstream religions.  Two women prisoners who practice Wicca, a goddess-worshiping form of witchcraft, sued the state for refusing to hire a Wiccan chaplain. In their complaint the women claim that Wicca has more adherents in their northern California state prison than two of the five religions—including Islam and Judaism—that have state-paid chaplains.
Wiccan inmates have access to a volunteer chaplain, the prisoners claim, but the volunteer is only available every two or three months and the jailed Wiccans need frequent contact with ordained clergy. That’s because clergy is essential to perform “initiations, blessings and ceremonies” in a faith that relies on “an oral tradition of songs and stories.” Read more
[Thanks ECS]

Biden rides shotgun

Cartoon: Cameron Cardow

[The Ottawa Citizen]

Barack Obama's Diary: Honest Abe

Dear Diary: I welcomed the new Japanese Prime Minister to the White House today.  "Hi, Abe Shinzo," I said. "How did you wind up with the name of an American president who almost equaled me in distinction and accomplishment?"  There was a stir at my side and a State Department aide whispered urgently in my ear. "It's Shinzo Abe, sir.  not Abe Shinzo." I gestured toward Abe, Shinzo, whatever,  indicating that he should sit down at one of the Oval Office sofas that Michelle found back in '08 at Sam's Club, [a great deal --buy one, get one free]  "Well Abe...Shinzo, which ever. How's it going with those islands where you are disputing ownership with those wiley orientals, I mean  Chinese, whatever. I can never tell you guys apart. " Abe looked puzzled and said something lengthy and unintelligible. I turned to the interpreter for help. "Mr Abe says you are very rude, confusing Chinese and Japanese and that you big-noses all look the same to him." There was an awkward silence. Fortunately Joe Biden chose that moment to burst in, grinning and shaking hands. Sure can work a room, that Shotgun Joe.

Cain canes Juan Williams

Foxx unchained

[From The Irritatible Pundit]


Clean energy: Europe has a lesson for Obama

President Obama in his State of the Union speech declared: "Four years ago, other countries dominated the clean energy market and the jobs that came with it.  And we’ve begun to change that.  Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America.  So let’s generate even more.  Solar energy gets cheaper by the year -- let’s drive down costs even further. As long as countries like China keep going all in on clean energy, so must we..."
Must we really? According to news reports, fiscal pressures in Spain and Germany are causing them to renege on their expensive promises to subsidize solar and wind power.  More here
[Thank:s: BJS]

An Obamafaked crisis

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Cartoon: Eric Allie

[Cagle Cartoons]

Exclusive video! Michelle skiing

I Own The World has this exclusive video of Michelle Obama skiing in Aspen, Colorado

Cartoon: Recovery

[Scranton Times Tribune: John Cole]

Cartoon: A.F. Branco

Maher's race to the bottom

Bill Maher sent this offensive tweet to his followers about Herman Cain: Man, #HermanCain is making a comeback - says he likes working with Fox team, particularly some of them fine-ass white women they got there.

Cartoon: Steve Sack

[The Minneapollis Star Tribune]


Obama, Man of Steel

Ever wonder why our Dear Leader needs so many vacations and rounds of golf? This was his official Wednesday schedule. Enough to exhaust Superman...
  [Thanks ECS]

10:30 AM
The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
12:30 PM
The President and the Vice President meet for lunch
Private Dining Room
Closed Press
2:20 PM
The President is interviewed by regional television outlets
Diplomatic Room
Closed Press
4:00 PM
The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of State Kerry
Oval Office
Closed Press

Kerry's first major policy speech is on...climate

The North Koreans are testing nukes, China is waging a cyberwar against us,  the Middle East is in flames and  Secretary of State John Kerry gave his first major foreign policy speech today... on climate change. 
Good grief!
He said at the University of Virginia: "We as a nation must have the foresight and courage to make the investments necessary to safeguard the most sacred trust we keep for our children and grandchildren: an environment not ravaged by rising seas, deadly superstorms, devastating droughts, and the other hallmarks of a dramatically changing climate"
[Thanks ECS]

Kansas plan to shield gun owners

Kansas authorities would arrest and prosecute any federal authorities trying to regulate or confiscate firearms manufactured and owned in Kansas, under a bill discussed by a House panel Tuesday.
Gun-ownership advocates pleaded with members of the Republican-dominated House Federal and State Affairs Committee to approve the bill to protect Kansans from what they see as potentially unconstitutional laws being discussed in Washington.  House Bill 2199 declares that firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition manufactured and owned in Kansas can't be subject to any potential federal laws. Read more [Thanks ECS]

Sequester will stall Obama's agenda

The looming sequester will make virtually all of Obama's second-term legislative agenda, including a few items that have Republican support, essentially dead on arrival.
Take immigration reform:. With the Republican Party looking for new ways to reach out to Hispanic voters, it appears to have a good chance of passing. But many conservatives insist that they will only support a comprehensive reform bill if it makes securing the border a precondition of giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. But the sequester would require a cut in border guard numbers. More here

Now THIS is smart diplomacy

Marco Rubio, who is  visiting Israel, bumps bottles with Bibi Netanyahu

Audience cheers as Leno mocks Obama

 In liberal-heavy L.A., an audience  cheers  Leno jokes that mock Obama:

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Bad news, kids: Michelle's food police are back

First Lady Michelle Obama will barnstorm the country to “celebrate” the third anniversary of her Let’s Move initiative, staging events and taping TV to promote her controversial initiative, writes Keith Koffler at White House Dossier.  "Michelle has almost completely ignored  Let’s Move since last summer, choosing to keep it off the radar during the campaign and in the weeks after Election Day. The initiative was creating bad vibes for President Obama at the very high schools where he was frequently campaigning, with kids recoiling in revulsion at the healthier new menus. Meanwhile, Republicans were targeting the initiative as egregious Nanny State overreach." Read more.

Speaking truth to the MSM

 The Media Research Center (MRC), a conservative watchdog group that tracks liberal bias in the news, rented five large billboards in Times Square over the weekend as part of its “Stop Censoring the News” campaign to educate the public about how certain media outlets apparently are spinning their coverage or simply censoring news critical of the Obama administration to protect and promote a liberal agenda.
The five billboards are clustered together in Times Square and face in different directions, covering 3,800 square feet. Two of the signs read, “It’s Time the Liberal Media Stop Censoring the News!” and two others read, “Start Telling the Truth!” above an image of three monkeys, labeled ABC, CBS, and NBC, who are depicted as the  three apes that see no evil, speak no evil, and hear no evil.
Read it all    [Thanks ECS]


Cartoon: Eric Allie

[Cagle Cartoons]

Biden says: Buy a shotgun!

"If there's ever a problem," Biden said he told his wife Jill, "just walk out on the balcony here--walk out, put that double barrel shot gun and fire two blasts outside the house -- I promise you whoever is coming in ... You don't need an AR-15, it's harder to aim, it's harder to use...Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!"

Obama, the puppetmaster

President Obama boasted last week: “This is the most transparent administration in history.”  But the people who cover him day to day see it very differently.  “The way the president’s availability to the press has shrunk in the last two years is a disgrace,” says ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who has covered every president back to Gerald R. Ford. “The president’s day-to-day policy development — on immigration, on guns — is almost totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.” Read more
[Thanks BJS]

Hypocrisy of the Obamocracy

Last year, the Obama campaign waged an all-out assault on Mitt Romney for his offshore investments—a “guy with a Swiss bank account,” with “millions in the Cayman Islands, who refused to release his tax returns,” as Joe Biden put it.  That was then. Now the Obama administration expects Jack Lew to be confirmed as Treasury Secretary—despite his having invested $56,000 in a Cayman Islands-based private equity fund during the career political operative’s lucrative dip into the private sector. Read more
[Thanks BJS]

Oops...Sequester was meant to fail, says Bam

President Obama today said the sequester he agreed to was designed never to happen.
“The whole design of these arbitrary cuts was to make them so unattractive and unappealing that Democrats and Republicans would actually get together and find a good compromise of sensible cuts as well as closing tax loopholes and so forth,” he said. “And so this was all designed to say we can’t do these bad cuts; let’s do something smarter. That was the whole point of this so-called sequestration.”
Keith Koffler at White House Dossier says Obama's claim is part of a White House speech in which the president sought to wash his hands of the potential effects of the sequester, repeatedly intoning that “Congress” must act and not “allow” the draconian cuts to take place. Read more

Is that a micro-drone on your nightstand?

Yikes...And we think we already have a drone problem:

Political pawn stars

[From Aftermath]

North Korea threatens south with 'final destruction'

North Korea threatened South Korea with "final destruction" during a debate at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament Tuesday, threatening  "further steps" after a nuclear test last week.
"As the saying goes, a new-born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea's erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction," North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong told the meeting, Reuters  reports. More here

Cartoon: Patrick Chappatte

[The International Herald Tribune]

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]


The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetle Arts and Sciences is rolling its award toward Chicago's Chief of Police, Supt. Garry McCarthy who says that firearm owners who lobby their representatives, or who donate money to political campaigns that are pro-Second Amendment are guilty of corruption and of endangering public safety. The  exquisite irony of this coming from the Chief of Police of the murder capital of the U.S. --and a city that is  a byword for corruption-- seems entirely to have escaped him. Read more: 
[Thanks: ECS]

Obama's Unaffordable Care Act

Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama's healthcare law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself, the LA Times reports. "Major rate increases also threaten to cause a backlash just as the law is supposed to deliver many key benefits Obama promised when he signed it in 2010." Full details here
[Thanks: BJS]

Kerry still on hold

"John Kerry here...Mr Lavrov can't still 
be in a meeting..."

President Ego tweets picture of self

President Ego sent this picture of himself, while wishing his Twitter followers "Happy Presidents Day" 

Barack Obama's Diary: Adios, Marco

Dear Diary:   I had a last round of golf today at The Floridian club, with my usual golfing buddies, which made a nice change  from yesterday when Tiger Woods and his coach, Butch Harmon, were following my every move to gain insights from my faultless technique. Alas, I'm  leaving for DC soon  on Taxpayer One, reaching the White House at 7.30pm. I was  despondent at having to resume the routine of Government, but then I read that Nancy Pelosi is claiming I can  kill US citizens with a drone without publicly announcing the deed.  I immediately ordered  our legal guys to work on this. Imagine if it's true! All I would have to do would be to wait for somebody like Marco Rubio  to take one step off US soil and pouff !  If you try to steal my limelight in Israel, Marco, it will take more than a swig of bottled water to save your Latino ass. Comprende?

Obama can kill secretly, says Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that President Obama doesn’t necessarily have to announce that an American citizen suspected of terrorism has been killed in a drone strike.
“Maybe. It just depends,” Pelosi replied when asked if “the administration should acknowledge when it targets a U.S. citizen in a drone strike.” More here
Laughing Conservative has unable to  confirm a rumor that a charred fragment of an ancient document has been found in a White House fireplace. It reads: "We the Peop...

Obamanomics: Gas tops $5

Gas prices in Southern California rose again Monday, leaving some drivers paying over $5.00 per gallon.
Nationwide, the average price of gas jumped to $3.73 per gallon, while customers paid only $3.30 just one month ago. Details here

Reader's Digest bankrupt

RDA Holding Co., publisher of the 91-year-old Reader’s Digest magazine, has filed for bankruptcy. The magazine's decline paralleled its abandonment of  staunchly conservative values and solid journalism for domestic trivia,  leaving its world-beating readership to be absorbed by talk radio and the conservative blogosphere.  More here.

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]


Mr President, You lie!

"In his State of the Union address President Obama made some observations on climate change so brimming with falsehoods I'm surprised his nose didn't fall off. So why, outside the Internet, has no one called him on it?" asks James Delingpole of The Telegraph.
"The Internet, it seems to me, is the last bastion of truth in a world corrupted beyond measure. Who is exposing the lies of the climate change industry? Bloggers, mostly. Who kept the story  (alive) of the Obama administration's shameful betrayal of the embassy staff  in Benghazi? Conservative bloggers, again – though with support from conservative journals like the American Spectator." Read it all   [Thanks BH]

Obamanomics sinks century-old foundry

Oberdorfer Industries, a foundry in Dewitt, NY, survived the Great Depression, two world wars, and the Jimmy Carter presidency. But the Obama economy was just too much to withstand and the company is closing up shop. According to the Syracuse Post Standard, the company’s lawyer Robert Bourke cited the rising costs of raw materials, health care and energy as the reason the company is going out of business in May with 86 workers will losing their jobs. Read more.

The pink rifle that could...

Thanks to Moonbattery:

A truly inconvenient truth

"Dear Mr. Obama:
In this year’s State of the Union Show you called for the hourly minimum-wage to be raised from $7.25 to $9.00.  That’s an increase of more than 24 percent.  Because you trumpet this proposal as one to assist low-paid workers, you, presumably, deny that such a hike in the cost of hiring low-paid workers will prompt employers to hire fewer such workers." Read it all.
[Thanks: BJS]

Barack Obama's Diary: Into the woods with Tiger

Dear Diary: Today is T-Day!  After  a day of coaching  from Tiger Woods' coach Butch Harmon [who I was, in reality, learning from watching  me] I got to play with Tiger himself.  I saw him watching open-mouthed as I teed-off, no doubt hoping to glean a last-minute insight from my masterful swing. "Thwack!" My ball curved left and hit a tree, "Just what I wanted" I said breezily, pointing  to the slogan on my Leftie Loosey polo shirt. Tiger smacked one straight down the fairway.  "Equal rights for all, straight or gay," I quipped.  Tiger smiled uncertainly  as we boarded the golf cart dubbed 'Golf Course One' in honor of me and which was piloted by our host Jim Crane, owner of The Floridian golf and yacht club. Media hacks have been unable to access the grounds all day. I have no  doubt they have had some drones circling over us, but there's little to be gleaned from overhead surveillance unless you want to kill somebody.

Dear Cabby: Wife trouble

Dear Cabby: I wanted to have some golf instruction with some buddies at an exclusive Florida resort, but my wife, 'M.'  hates golf, so she flew off, in a huff, with our two daughters to ski in Aspen. How can I sweet talk her into coming home quickly?  Concerned, Washington D.C.

Dear Concerned: Sweettalk her?  Fuggedaboudit! Suggest she buys a really expensive dress in D.C., buddy, and she'll be back from Aspen before you can say 'Dior' --Cabby


Obama talks gun control, six shot afterwards

President Obama stopped in Chicago on his way to vacation in Florida, appealing to the young to help curb gun violence.  Great job. That night six more people were shot, one fatally.

Barack Obama's Diary: My day on the links

Dear Diary:  Today Butch Harmon, the man who helped train Tiger Woods, gave  me some minor hints on improving my already-dazzling golf game.  I'm  staying at the exclusive Floridian golf resort in Palm City, Florida. I deserve nothing less after recent exhausting weeks. Playing with  me today were U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk and my Chicago pal Eric Whitaker, both of whom are long-time golfing buddies, Tony Chase, a Houston attorney and fundraiser for me, Jim Crane, who owns the Floridian [a mere co-incidence, of course] and Milton Carroll, another Houston businessman. I was quaffing a few  post-game brewskis with these buddies, when John Kerry called, whining that the Russian Foreign Minister was refusing to talk with him and he'd listened to the complete works of Tchaikowsky  while waiting on hold. "That's nothing," I said, "I've listened to the entire works of Shostakovich plus Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' waiting to talk with Vladimir Putin. Just put your phone on speaker and get on with some work." Nobody's going to outwit this administration on my watch.

Bam solves Speaker mystery

"Hey, I found Boehner's balls"

Get stuffed, gun-makers tell anti-gun states

Six gun companies have announced plans to stop selling any of their products to any government agency in states that severely limit the rights of private gun ownership.  Their various statements emphasize that such laws create a class of government employees with rights and and a class of citizens without rights and they refuse help the enforcement of such inequality. More here
[Thanks: ECS]

Obama: Orate, rinse and repeat

Obamanomics: Bam's burger joint closes

Ray’s Hell-Burger, where President Obama, Vice President Biden and the Russian president ate burgers, has been shut down after failing to pay rent. Arlington County General District Court served an eviction notice and ordered owner Michael Landrum to pay more than $39,000 in overdue rent and damages. Read more.

Russia snubs John Kerry (2)

"That Mr Lavrov's secretary?" I've been listening to 'Keep the Red Flag Flying' for an hour. "

Russia snubs John Kerry

It's been several days Secretary of State John Kerry reached out to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov without getting a call back.  Earlier this week, Kerry reached out to Lavrov after North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb, as well as the foreign ministers of Japan, China, and South Korea. More here

Cartoon: Eric Allie

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Obamanomics: Walmart sales plunge

"In case you haven’t seen a sales report these days, February MTD sales are a total disaster,” Jerry Murray, Wal-Mart’s vice president of finance and logistics, said in an e-mail to other executives, referring to month-to-date sales. “The worst start to a month I have seen in my ~7 years with the company.... That points to our competitive landscape, which means everyone is suffering and probably worse than we are”
It gets better:
“We have to fight against the tougher economic environment to earn a bigger share of a smaller consumer spending pie"
Obviously in WMT speak, "tougher" is what Obama would call "much better and rapidly improving." Read more.

Solved: Mystery of the meteor videos

How did so many Russians get such great meteor videos? Find out here.
 [Thanks BJS]

Dung Beetle Award goes to ...

An Academy of Dung Beetles' Award  goes to Stephanie Wolfe, a visiting assistant professor of political science at West Liberty University, West Virginia. According to Fox News, her syllabus forbids these research sources:
1) The Onion — "this is not news this is literally a parody."
2) Fox News — "The tagline Fox News makes me cringe. Please do not subject me to this biased news station. I would almost rather you print off an article from The Onion"
No other media or research sources — such as, say, MSNBC — appear to be prohibited outright. More here.
[Thanks BJS]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Cartoon: Gary Varvel

[Go Comics]

Cartoon: Taylor Jones

[El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico]

Barack Obama's Diary: Fore!

Dear Diary: Thursday night was a night to remember. M and I dined at Minibar, a tiny 12-seater  D.C.  food shrine.  Because of the campaign we haven't been able to go out for a decent meal for weeks. The bill last night came to only  some $900, but imagine the cadenza from the GOP if we had spent that much on dinner for two before the election. After a side trip to Chicago this morning I'm on my way to a long weekend of golf instruction in Palm City, Florida, from the noted instructor Butch Harmon and his son, Claude. The Harmons will fly down to the course, specifically to offer tips to me. It's good to be king. What's also good is that Michelle and the girls are taking a skiing break in Aspen  together with the Bidens, while I'm in Florida perfecting my swing. 
Dudes! What better way than golf to spend a long weekend that's named for me and an old white guy named  George Wishington, or similar. Or was George that crazy king who dumped tea into Boston harbor? I dunno: Indonesian schools were pretty clueless when it came to teaching kuffar history.


The Chiseler-in-Chief

President Cupid

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles' Award  for Political Correctness is being rolled towards  Carol Keenan, principal of Salemwood Elementary School in Malden, Mass who banned Valentine’s Day cards because she did not want some students feeling left out.  Keenan said they were not cancelling Valentine’s Day. Instead, the elementary school is going to celebrate a modified version.“Every student is making a friendship card for another student,” she said. Read more. [Thanks: ECS]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

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