I shit you not.
— The White House (@whitehouse) June 19, 2013
Somebody needs to be fired.
…With the group’s “No More Names” bus in the background and parked in front of the state capitol plaza, the reader flipped through the names of gun violence victims,
including Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
A pro-gun protester shouted, “He’s a terrorist,” according to the Union Leader.
Details, details. They still SHOT him, you clingy HATER.
Welcome to our world
The last time President Obama paid a visit here, as a candidate in 2008, he was cheered on by 200,000 Germans eager to see the back of George W. Bush and, as one member of that crowd recalled Tuesday, “full of wholly unrealistic expectations of what kind of miracles Obama could work.”
When he arrived here on Tuesday evening ahead of a full day of talks — capped by a speech at the Brandenburg Gate — the reception was far more restrained.
Almost five years later, Germans have undergone “a brutal sobering up” with regard to Mr. Obama, said Ralf Fücks, who heads the board of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, a nonprofit political organization in Berlin.
We are all Fücks now.
Only some of us knew it in 2008.
And there ain’t gonna be any anymore
(CNSNews.com) – In line with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s order for troops to have their workplaces searched for “degrading or offensive” materials — part of an attempt to curb sexual assault in the military — the Navy will inspect even its bathrooms.
While what’s degrading or offensive is open to interpretation, the material can include song lyrics and “inappropriate cartoons.”
Sorry, Miss Forbush.
Now it’s cellphones
Undercover video shot in May by a conservative activist shows two corporate distributors of free cell phones handing out the mobile devices to people who have promised to sell them for drug money, to buy shoes and handbags, to pay off their bills, or just for extra spending cash.
The ‘Obama phone,’ which made its ignominious YouTube debut outside a Cleveland, Ohio presidential campaign event last September, is a project of the Federal Communications Commission’s ‘Lifeline’ program, which makes land line and mobile phones available to Americans who meet low-income requirements.
Lifeline was a $2.19 billion program in 2012.
The people need their daily soma ration.
Let’s get involved in another dung pit in the Arab World
McCain and Graham were just on the Senate floor doing their usual spiel. McCain says they’ll hate us forever if we don’t help. Well, they seem to have us for “helping” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe they just hate us (which is ok because…right back at ya).
Graham said some really dumb stuff too.
What could possibly go wrong?
I mean, assuming you ignore ALL THE STUFF THAT HAS GONE WRONG EVERY OTHER TIME.
There is no reason, at all, for us to get involved.
Obama’s NSA program spied on everyone, everywhere…except, of course, mosques
Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.
That’s right, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.
Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.
(I’m not sure what an “undercover string operation” is though; maybe some type of push-up bra?)
A well deserved, hard fought, yet GENTLEMANLY victory. We Republican Redneck Riviera bitter clingers and racist H8rs can REJOICE in our TRIUMPH!!
I’ve waited four long years to see this day ~ since the first time I met Mike outside a gunshow, each of us working our respective cause in the blazing Florida heat. He was dipping his fledgling political toes in a race against Greg Evers, and I was running Rubio’s infant campaign for the county. We bonded immediately, and I saw the great integrity and promise in this most impressive of individuals. Plus, he’s JUST a great guy.
Oh. It was a lovely party to be at.
Mike Hill runs away with state House District 2 election
Democrat Jeremy Lau refuses to concede race despite the lopsided results
Mike Hill, a former Air Force captain and founder of the Northwest Florida Tea Party, soundly defeated his Democratic opponent in the special state House District 2 race Tuesday, becoming the first black legislator to represent the region since Reconstruction.
But Hill, surrounded by throngs of supporters at New World Landing on Palafox Place, said he’s more concerned about delivering the staunchly conservative governance he promised voters than the history-making implications of his victory.
“I want them to remember me as a representative who truly served the people and did it with conservative values,” he said.
“The color doesn’t matter. What matters most is that person’s character, what they’re committed to and what they have the courage to stand for.”
You had a good run while it lasted.
Schumer said the Gang of Eight would not compromise by conditioning the path to citizenship on “factors that may not ever happen” like border security. He complained that border security should not be used as a “bargaining chip.”
And while Schumer claims the bill fixes enforcement issues, he also dismissed border security as not a pressing concern.
Disgusting. I don’t know what else to say.
Just some of “them”.
“We don’t think government can do everything,” he said. “We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.”
“We don’t want to tax all businesses out of business,” Obama said.
“But we do think that there’s a role to play for government.”
Buried in this AP column about the country’s ‘loss of trust’ in the Obama Administration is a bald admission:
…Even Democrats are warning that more angst may be ahead as the government steps up its efforts to implement Obama’s extraordinarily expensive, deeply unpopular health care law.
First, they call it “extraordinarily expensive”. REALLY? We’ve been telling YOU that. BUT. Nowhere before have I EVER heard them come right out and say “NO one wants it”. They’ve always tried to caveat it with GOP this, conservative that, Tea Party angst whatever ~ never a flat, honest acknowledgement that the worthless disaster is, indeed, “DEEPLY UNPOPULAR”.
In this short post over at NRO he to my mind sums up exactly where we are
Because the formal, visible state has been neutered by political correctness, the dark, furtive shadow state has to expand massively to make, in secret, the judgment calls that can no longer be made in public. That’s not an arrangement that is likely to end well.
I know there are many on the right who feel that this massive data mining is necessary to ‘prevent another 9/11′. I most emphatically disagree. There is no such thing as absolute safety, there are no guarantees, and this is a very slippery slope into totalitarian life. This is not the realm of paranoid fantasy, as the news revelations should make rather clear to any sentient being. Everyday in our own lives we see people around us, hell we see us in various ways to varying degrees who are corrupted by the little tendrils of power that pass through our fingers. A furtive glance at scribbles on a co-worker’s desk. A peek at someone’s record at the DMV. A gentle (or not so gentle depending upon what we think we can get away with) snub of someone who for some reason annoys us. Regardless of the philosophical framework you want to couch it in we are all fallen and prone to corruption and moral decay. Yet we are told that people just as inherently weak as we are but who are, in essence, nameless, faceless and thereby effectively unaccountable who are offered this unimaginably rich trove of every juicy and salacious detail of everyone’s lives will not somehow not fall prey to the natural incessant urge to gossip, mine and abuse their position and this information? And they say this even after we have not mere anecdotal evidence but actual, verified, concrete proof that across the full spectrum of the government, from the local town level to the state to every root and branch of the federal government that in fact power, all power not just ‘absolute’ power, does in fact corrupt absolutely, still there are those who say that gosh it’s tolerable because we need to protect ourselves from terrorists. There are and always will be terrorists. There always will be people who will do what they can to kill other people. A totalitarian state is no guarantee of personal safety; it is only a guarantee of personal subjugation.
This Pethokoukis tweet blows the Democratic talking points of “Imagine how low unemployment’d be without the #GOPSequester !” (And, yes, they think there are still Americans out there with throats not too sore willing to swallow THAT one.) (Wait. The NewsHour DID have Krugman on last night, so I guess they have a hard core Zombie audience…)
US private-sector jobs created since January 2009, 1.9 million. Not a year. Total
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) June 7, 2013
Why, it’s spelled New York Times, of course.
The New York Times Quietly Softened Its Scathing Obama Editorial
When the Paper of Record published a blistering editorial on President Obama’s overbearing national security precautions today, one line stood out from the dozens of others as being the most vicious:
“The administration has now lost all credibility.“
…The sentence now reads, “The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue,” which is quite a different statement altogether.
No mention of the corrective action appending the editorial, either. Just magic wand action.
Momentary flash of honest brilliance squelched ~ snubbed and snuffed out like a smudgey candle.
Whacha wanna bet “Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.”?
Governor urges UWF’s Bense to keep tuition rates flat
Because yesterday morning, I was standing next to my favorite gov when that university president walked in to the Aviation Center, looking every inch the stern academic. He leaned back towards me (which is QUITE a lean from his height, mind you) whispering, “That’s Dr. Judy Bense, UWF’s president.” He made the flat out/cancelling hand gesture. “NO more tuition hikes,” he said with a little smile. Wistfully.
Without thinking, I shot back, “Let me know if you need me to throw my body between you two. I can do it.”
He was still laughing when she and her companion got to us for introductions. I hope I helped.
I could take her AND the guy she drove in with.
Isn’t that what he’s saying?
I mean, how dare we think the words in the Constitution actually mean something.
“In the time it would have taken him to go get a teacher, could that kid’s throat have been slit?” O’Donnell recalled asking the vice principal. “She said yes, but that’s beside the point. That we ‘don’t condone heroics in this school.’”
I’m guessing it wasn’t “beside the point” to the kid who was protected by this young man’s actions.
About time they start hinting towards maybe kind of sort of doing their job.
The shine is coming off of their God-Child Leader and even they are starting to realize that an all-powerful government of whatever stripe is a very clear threat to their existence.