Half-baked Rice

'Too white' smear on the GOP

"This is the most violated saying in American public life: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.  Martin Luther King Jr.'s acclaimed call in 1963 for a colorblind society has been displaced, at least in our politics, by an obsession with racial categories. That is the meaning of racialization," writes Daniel Henninger in the WSJ. "It may be over four decades since the passage of the Voting Rights Act, but whenever America votes today, the exit polls can't move fast enough to divide voters by the color of their skin. Mere moments after the 2012 exit polls were released, a conventional wisdom congealed across the media that the Republican Party was "too white" Read the whole thing
[Thanks: BJS]

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Santa Obama

POTUS  touched down at about 2.35pm Friday on Marine One and proceeded to the West Wing without incident. Trailing behind was aide Marvin Nicholson, carrying several bags marked with the word K’Nex, the toy factory Mr Obama visited earlier in Philadelphia, where he harangued Republicans. More here

Obamanomics is balls

[From Aftermath]

Obama's money-raising secrets exposed

You can fool some of the people all of the time: Bloomberg's Businessweek is revealing secrets behind the Won's online  fundraising  success. Details here. [Thanks :BJS]


Cartoon: Eric Allie

[Cagle Cartoons]

Two things Obama said to Romney over lunch

"How’s your Big Mac?"
"It’s amazing what Chris Christie will do for a chocolate milkshake"
--Keith Koffler at White House Dossier

Cartoon: Adam Zygliss

[The Buffalo News]

Voters' Remorse: O's approval rate drops to 49%

Gallup's opinion poll has already registered a drop in President Obama's approval rating to 49%. Details here.

Costco Joe, man of the people

"Got a giant bag of Malarkey?"

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Obama's thoughts while playing Monopoly

Peeping Bam

Cartoon: Chip Bok

Barack Obama's Diary: Lunch with Mitt

Dear Diary: Lunched with Mitt Romney today. He listened with commendable patience, sipping his water quietly while I told him why his campaign was doomed to failure from the get-go.
 "Oops" I said finally,  "look at the time... the hour has almost lapsed. What suggestions do you have for fixing the economy? Mitt cleared his throat. "Sorry, Mitt," I interrupted . "Time's up. It's been good meeting you  and listening to your valuable suggestions."  As we left the private dining room, I said: " While you're here would you like to sit at Resolute Desk for a moment for a taste of what it would have felt  like if you'd won?" He flushed. Yikes. I didn't realize that Mormons have a salty repertoire of curses.

A story to warm your heart

This story about a New York cop  may restore your faith in humanity.

Hungry kids rebel over Michelle Obama's micro-lunches

Kids have been swamping Twitter with complaints about  the tiny school lunches promoted by the First Lady. More here

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Cartoon: Hajo de Reiger

[Hajo de Reiger , The Netherlands]


Is Egypt becoming the new Iran?

The Telegraph's defense editor, Con Coughlin thinks so. His reasons are here.

Rice's hopes may now be cooked

"Prospects for a potential a nomination by President Obama of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State took a direct hit today when she incurred criticism from a key GOP senator who can’t be accused of sexism, racism, extremism in the defense of liberty, or any of the other attacks being hauled at her opponents by the Democratic mob," writes Keith Koffler at Whitehouse Dossier. 
He adds: "Homeland Security Committee ranking member Sen. Susan Collins, a GOP moderate from Maine, emerged from a meeting today with Rice accusing her of having played an “essentially a political role” during the presidential election by blanketing the Sunday talk shows with the erroneous assertion that the Benghazi attacks stemmed from an anti-Islamic video..." Read it all.

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Obama, Romney to meet for lunch

President Obama and Mitt Romney will be lunching at the White House Thursday. Laughing Conservative is relieved that his beloved grandmothers have passed on, or he might have been  sorely tempted to sell them to eavesdrop on the Private Dining Room

Ignore your maleness, whiteness, says prof.

A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices. Read it all
[via Instapundit]


Cartoon: Paul Zanetti

[Paul Zanetti, Australia --where it's midsmmer]

A tax for existing

Cartoon: Rick McKee

[The Augusta Chronicle]

Dating in DC

Young politicos in Washington now have two online dating sites — RedStateDate (aimed at Republicans) and BlueStateDate. We're  not giving a link to the latter, in case Democrats click on it, then go forth and multiply. 

Bill Clinton wants to design WH tree ornament

"Bill Clinton Wants to Design White House Ornament Commemorating Own Administration" says USNews' Washington Whispers.  Laughing Conservative has been unable to confirm a rumor that the planned ornament is modeled after an organ. More here.
[Thank:s: BJS]

Barack Obama's Diary: Buenas tardes

Dear Diary: I met today with Mexico's president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, who will be sworn into office on Saturday. "Buenas tardes, Enrique," I said, dazzling him with my comprehensive command of Hispaniola. He pointed out that "buenos"  not "buenas" was the  correct masculine form. Whatever. We discussed my plans for an immigration reform bill. I'm expecting a fairly easy passage for it in Congress, given that the GOP is chastened by lack of Hispanic support in the election.  I gave him some tips from my four years in office, like "always have fall-guy in place in case a decision goes wrong and make all the promises you want. People forget about them real quick, Pena.. I mean Enrique."
I have been looking over my appointment book for tomorrow and I am scheduled to deliver remarks about Fiscal Cliff --whoever he is...maybe a victim of Hurricane Sandy.  No cause for alarm --my staff will  have my uh... teleprompter set up in good time, with appropriate  heartfelt words for me to utter to the adoring media.

Most prefer 'Merry Christmas' to 'Happy Holidays'

Most Americans prefer signs in stores  that say “Merry Christmas” rather than “Happy Holidays.”
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American adults prefer Merry Christmas. Just 23% like Happy Holidays. Details here.

Arafat exhumation: the real motives

Yid With Lid has interesting background on motives for the exhumation of Yasser Arafat's remains.

House prices jump

House prices posted the biggest percentage gain in more than two years in the third quarter, according to the widely-followed S&P/Case-Shiller index. The 6% increase from a year earlier is more than three times the rise in the previous quarter and was the biggest jump in prices since the second quarter of 2010. Read more.

Who's the sexiest Un of all?

The Onion names North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un  'Sexiest Man Alive' and China and  North Korea news sites take it seriously.
But don't laugh too soon:  In other news, Sandra Fluke has been nominated  for Time's Person of the Year 

Playing the Rice Card

"Every time I think the Democratic race card players could not get more vile, more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination," writes Prof. William Jacobson.
"This time, it is the Editorial Board of The Washington Post, which issued a truly amazing screed ...claiming that critics of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are motivated by race and sex, as demonstrated by the facts that most are male and a significant percentage come from former confederate states..."  Read it all

Barack Obama's Diary: Hiccups

Dear Diary: Press Secretary Carney handled the media well today, dismissing my Egyptian pal Morsi's power grab as a mere hiccup on the road to democracy. Let me be clear: it can be a livin' hell dealing with opponents who automatically disagree with you, I have the gray hairs to prove it.  If he wants a Constitution that reflects his needs, why not, say I.  Among intelligent people I am rightly regarded as an outstanding man, worthy of  considerable respect, but actor Jamie Foxx has taken this to an embarrassing level, referring to me  on BET as "our Lord and Savior." I cringed and blushed a manly blush when I saw it. It will be open season for right-wing bloggers and late-night TV comedians.

Cartoon: Eric Allie

[Cagle Cartoons]


Barack Obama's Diary: O Winter Tree

Dear Diary: Auugh! Putin's lapdog newspaper Pravda is accusin' me of being a Communist. How dare they! Why can't Putin keep Russian media humpin' his leg like the US lapdog media do to me. A hint of  my disapproval and hacks like Chris Matthews and Brian Williams instantly whimper and cringe. Pravda says I "promote the Communist Manifesto."  I may publicly indulge in a little  flirtation with socialism , but  communism? That's for me to know and them to speculate about.
I gotta quiet day Monday. I might be persuaded to attend a presidential briefin'. Or not. Maybe I'll help M. decorate the White House Christmas Tree. [Note to self:  I must issue a decree that it henceforth be known as the White House Winter Tree so as not to offend those of the Islamic persuasion, like my power-hungry Egyptian pal, Mohammed Morsi.] 

Obama 'a communist,' says Pravda

From the newspaper Pravda, former mouthpiece of the Soviet Union:
"Any normal individual understands  liberalism is a psychosis... O'bomber even keeps the war going along the Mexican border with projects like "fast and furious" and there is still no sign of ending it.  He is a Communist without question, promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so.... His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia...." Read it all.

Cartoon: Daryl Cagle

[Cagle Cartoons]

Rules for killing

The White House "kill list" of the world's most wanted terrorists -- used by Barack Obama during kill or capture debates--may soon be getting  a rule book to go with it.


Obama's choice

"Egypt? Fiscal cliff?
Meh. Let's play golf"

Cartoon: Randall Enos

[Cagle Cartoons]

Obama's Egypt bungling

Investors Business Daily rips Obama's Mid-east bungling which lead  to Islamist  Mohamed Morsi seizing power: "Don't hold your breath for Clinton — or whoever her successor is at the State Department — to call for "an orderly, peaceful transition to real democracy, not faux democracy" in which "the people just keep staying in power and become less and less responsive," as she said two years ago during street demos against Mubarak...It took 24 hours for Morsi to take advantage of the prestige Obama and his secretary of state handed him [for his role in  the Hamas/Israel ceasefire deal]. Now he's using America's stamp of approval to oppress his own people..."  Read it all


An idea is born

"Morsi's become a dictator?
Now there's an idea"

Barack Obama's Diary: Tee time

Dear Diary: After the Asia trip and all that campaigning, it's good to be back in DC doing what really matters: playing a  round of golf. Today I was motorcaded  to Andrews  with my aide Marv and his brother, Walter, both of whom -- as is usually the case with those who golf with me -- were in awe of my skill. As usual, I made a few calls during the game so that I looked doubly awesome, leading the world while lining up a putt. I am jealous of President  Morsi of Egypt who has seized  vastly greater power by declaring himself free of judicial oversight. Imagine how quickly I could continue to transform this country, if I could issue a decree declaring myself no longer beholden to  the Supreme Court or the Constitution. Hmmm...

The Dung Beetle Award goes to...

The Academy of Dung Beetles Award is being rolled towards Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, calls Thanksgiving a “white-supremacist holiday." More here.

Obama's dumb diplomacy

 Another gigantic screw-up by President Obama and Hillary Clinton: They lavish praise on Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi  for his role in the Israel-Gaza ceasefire, only to see him  promptly seize unrestricted power  in Egypt by decreeing that he is above judicial oversight. Read more.


The Times they aren't a changin'

An ageless classic from The People's Cube:
[The People's Cube]

Barack Obama's Diary: A peace of pecan pie

'"I'm gonna wring Bam's scrawny neck!"
Dear Diary: Aaah...Thanksgiving: that time of year  when I  am profoundly grateful for my genius and  global leadership skills. I am told that the Ruskies are suggesting  that I've been firing generals because I'm afraid of a coup. I know Vlad Putin would personally love to wring my neck, but my generals have been too busy humping anything with  a pulse to have energy for anything else. Meantime, a glorious peace has descended upon  the White House. Joe and Jill Biden have high-tailed it to Nantucket, while Hillary is trying to put out fires in the Mid-East and I'm back here in DC, dreaming of pecan pie and ice cream. 

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

President pardons self

"Talking of turkeys, I pardon myself"

We are thankful for YOU...

[Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle]
We wish readers from Wasilla, Alaska, to Bryan, Texas, a truly happy Thanksgiving!

Cartoon: Gary McCoy

[Cagle Cartoons]


Peace mission

 "I sent Hillary to Israel to bring 
peace. Peace to this office"

Cartoon: Nate Beeler

[The Columbus Dispatch]

Warning: Huge new threat to your email privacy

A Senate proposal supposedly aimed at protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies vastly more surveillance power. CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the Democrat chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans' e-mail by 22 agencies, is scheduled for next week.  Details here.

Socialist medicine in action

A nine-year-old boy with appendicitis was made to wait more than 20 hours for surgery at the emergency ward of a Stockholm-area children's hospital before his appendix finally burst. Details here


Democrat safety farce

The head of the Massachusetts Highway Safety department has had seven car accidents and nine traffic tickets. Sheila Burgess, was apparently recommended for the job after years of political consulting with no actual experience in highway work. A spokesman for Democratic governor Deval Patrick said that part of the reason why Burgess was hired was that she was recommended by Rep. James McGovern, who is just one of her former bosses who has political connections. Read more.
[Thanks BJS]

Barack Obama's Diary: Gleetings, Asians and farewell

Dear Diary: Cambodia  sure is confusin'.  I met with  Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan and Premier Wen Jiabao of China in Phnom Penh and neither seemed pleased that I mistook each for the other. Mine was an understandable error, surely? Wearin' name tags is plain  commonsense in countries where people  should know they all look the same. They told me their countries are having a nasty territorial dispute over some God-forsaken rocks. I kept my advice friendly and casual:  "Pull yourselves together, Chinks." I told them.  I explained my recent experience with Benghazi. "When in doubt, just ignore your people's pleas and the problem will go away."  I added:  "Meantime, get some name-tags so you can recognize each other. And the rich must pay their fair share."  I noticed for the first time that,  when oriental  faces flush,  they turn a peculiar  shade of orange. My Secret Service detail  suddenly became agitated, bundled me out of the room, frog-marched me out to my limo, then  drove at high speed to Air Force One. We took off immediately, with me thinkin' What was all that  all about? I am now tucked up in my bedroom in my blue jammies, suckin' on the satin edge of Boo-boo my blankey,  listenin' to  the soothin' voice of Al  Green on my iPod,  mixed with the muted  roar of  four Pratt and Whitneys as we fly back to DC.

Things that don't impress Obama

Cartoon: Steve Kelley

Cartoon: Cameron Cardow

[The Ottawa Citizen]

MSNBC bias laid bare

Biased much? In the  final week of  the election, MSNBC aired no positive Romney stories. Details here.
[Thanks BJS]

State Dept silent on Turkey's outrageous accusation

 At a media briefing, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland has refused to comment  on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s assertion that “Israel is a terrorist state” and is carrying out a “massacre of children” in Gaza.

UK Islamists plan fatwa on Malala

British-based Islamic radicals are preparing to announce a fatwa on Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old girl shot by the Pakistan Taliban, for her role in standing up to extremists. She is currently being treated in  a British hospital.  Read more.

Smart diplomacy

"Bibi, some you win, some you lose.
 Stop with the self-defense, already"

Hizzoner dishonored

" F%#k you, I never  curse"

Cartoon: Chip Bok

Bloomberg drops F-bomb

When Queens state Senator Malcolm Smith asked New York  mayor Michael Bloomberg to send the National Guard to patrol the Rockaways after Sandy hit, Bloomberg said: “F--k you,’’ a source has told The New York Post.  Seems that Nanny's language is saltier than his fries.  More here.

Heckuva job, Yarack

During his stop in Burma, President Obama chronically mispronounced the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and former political prisoner who has led the struggle for a free and democratic Burma. He repeatedly pronounced San as "Yan." Heckuva sob, Yarack.


Twinkie diplomacy

"If Twinkies are kosher,  Bibi,
 have I got a deal for you..."