“I’ve been hearing a lot of these Republicans talking about, oh, that’s class warfare, and he just wants to redistribute, and doesn’t believe in work, and he’s trying to create an entitlement society, and this and that and the other. Let me be absolutely clear, I should pay more taxes, and folks in my income bracket should pay more taxes, and certainly folks who are making billions of dollars should pay more taxes, not because I want to take their money and just give it to somebody else.”
(sounds like Warren Buffet. so what is stopping obama from writing bigger checks to the IRS???? oh, I get what he said, he is actually pushing his class warfare)
Walid Shoebat explains Islamic Muruna strategy Must see video!
Hey, finally! It is snowing here…. doubt though, since it is these pissant flakes that takes about 100 of to make a spot on the ground, that we will get much more than a dusting. I want real snow, and lots of snow!
Barbie Ban in Iran
In what it referred to as a “new phase” in its ongoing crackdown on “manifestations of Western culture,” Iran’s morality police has moved to shut down dozens of toy stores peddling in banned Barbies.
The doll, once referred to by an Iranian children’s agency as a “Trojan horse” of Western influence, has been prohibited for sale in the country since the mid-90s.
Iran attempted to introduce a number of “pro-family” Barbie knockoffs with a more modest fashion sense, but the dolls were no match for the miniskirt-wearing original.
Despite the recent wave of suppression, the Associated Press notes that it continues to be fairly easy to obtain a Barbie in Iran.
Say what you will about Newt Gingrich and his numerous wives and affairs, and it’s already become an obsession with the media that will do anything to derail the GOP and re-install Obama in the White House. Back in 1992 all it took was a “60 Minutes” interview with the Clintons and that was the end of the Gennifer Flowers story.
In 2008 it was already well known John Edwards was cheating on his wife, but the media gave him a free pass. Why? Because he’s a Democrat, of course. Democrats can do no wrong, but if you’re a Republican with any infidelities in your past then you’re fair game. This isn’t to excuse Gingrich. Let’s just see what the left always clamors for: Fairness.
It’s the double standard we live with.
Note how the lamestream media is pummeling Newt, as opposed to the way they treated the now-indicted John Edwards in 2008. Edwards had a knocked-up New Age gal pal who had picked him up in a singles bar in Manhattan. He was using campaign cash to keep her and the unborn love child on the lam, shuttling them from one posh resort hotel suite to another, while Edwards’ loyal aide lied that he was the father of the future Frances. And don’t forget the XXX amateur videotapes.
Surely a much more serious breach of marital fidelity than Newt’s serial adultery? Plus, a federal crime if you believe the U.S. attorney in Raleigh. The Edwards scandal was on the front page of the National Enquirer every week. But the moonbat media was unanimous in its verdict. … Nothing to see here, move along.
Did I mention that John Edwards is a Democrat?
President Obama’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) called for applicants to receive the $25.4 million in funding flagged for rural green energy loan guarantees and grants, even as Obama’s campaign released an ad defending the Solyndra loan. [...]
USDA touted this green energy funding as an example of Obama working to “reduce our dependence on foreign oil, combat global warming, and build stronger rural economy.” Obama blocked American use of some foreign oil — piped from Canada — this week when his State Department recommended that the Keystone XL pipeline not receive a construction permit, pending further environmental impact studies.
A top official at the Department of Justice has decided to assert his Fifth amendment right not to testify after being subpoenaed by House investigators in the probe into Fast and Furious, the program under which the Obama administration knowingly allowed thousands of guns to flow into Mexico, where they wound up in the hands of Mexican drug lords. At least two of the guns turned up at the murder scene of a U.S. border agent.
(now according to the liberals, to use the fifth is an admission of guilt. wait, this is one of their officials. free pass!)
. . . Readers will also recall that ACORN activists have long been involved in voter registration fraud, either directly or through its Project Vote affiliate. At least 70 ACORN/Project Vote employees have been convicted of voter registration fraud in a dozen states since 2006. According to a 2009 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report, approximately a third of the 1.2 million new registrations turned in by the two groups in 2008 were fraudulent.
Despite all this, documents obtained recently by Judicial Watch via the Freedom of Information Act suggest that President Obama — who was employed by Project Vote as a community organizer early in his career — and Attorney General Eric Holder have no qualms about working closely with present and former ACORN and Project Vote operatives on voter registration drives aimed at people on public assistance. Take, for example, an April 2009 letter to deputy assistant attorney general Sam Hirsh from former ACORN attorney and current Project Vote director of advocacy Estelle Rogers. She described preparations for a subsequent meeting about Department of Justice plans concerning National Voter Registration Act litigation in states deemed not being sufficiently aggressive in registering public assistance recipients.
Among those to be included in the meeting, according to the Rogers letter, were Nicole Kovite, director of the public agency project for Project Vote; Spencer Overton, deputy assistant attorney general for legal policy; Cecilia Munoz, then-director of intergovernmental affairs in the Obama White House; and Tino Cuellar, special assistant to the president for justice and regulatory policy. Munoz was recently promoted to chief domestic advisor to Obama.
The Obama campaign is hosting an event next month featuring Marc Jacobs, Scarlett Johansson, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Anna Wintour, and many more. It’s the kind of event the Republican National Committee appreciates, because it can (as it did just now) show how out of touch President Obama is by simply sending out the invitation.
“I very much regret it, I wish I hadn’t made reference to it at all,” said Andrew Adler of the Atlanta Jewish Times.
His column, published last week, listed three options for Israel in the case that Iran is successful in obtaining nuclear weapons.
The first was a preemptive strike against terrorist groups potentially emboldened by Iran’s nuclear arms. The second, a strike on Iran aimed at crippling its nuclear infrastructure. And the third response put forth by Adler: Sending Mossad agents to remove the president in order to send a message “that the United States policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.”
Adler told the JTA a printed apology would appear in the paper’s next edition, adding that readers were “overwhelmingly negative” in their response to the column.
Where did President Obama go after killing off thousands of Keystone XL pipeline construction and manufacturing jobs? Why, Disney World, of course. Sabotaging work is hard work for Goofy and his pals.
And where’d he head after that? Why, up to Manhattan for more high-priced campaign fundraisers charging up to $38,500 per partier. The business of wining and dining politically connected donors ain’t child’s play, you know.
Obama touted a White House foreign tourism initiative on Thursday with Cinderella’s castle as his backdrop. “America is open for business,” he proclaimed chirpily to the rest of the globe.
Tell that to the Keystone managers in Canada whom Obama and his State Department rebuffed — after years of planning and review — in order to appease militant environmentalists and Hollywood celebs. The Animatronic Divider robotically lambasted Republicans for pushing him to make a decision this week. But Senate and House Democrats issued the sharpest rebukes to White House obstructionism:
“President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline is a major setback for the American economy, American workers, and America’s energy independence,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said.
“The rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline permit is a missed opportunity to drastically turn this economy around. This pipeline would have created thousands of new jobs and helped to ensure our energy independence,” Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., lamented.
“This delay is just playing politics with American jobs and American energy security,” Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, pointed out.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle scratched their heads as the job-snuffer-in-chief bolted to Orlando’s fantasyland to promote economic growth. But there’s no more fitting place on Earth for the man whose escapist administration occupies the land of make-believe and no consequences. (Bonus moment: Obama got to shake hands with Mickey Mouse, who infamously turned up on a Florida ACORN voter registration form in 2008. Constituent outreach at its most surreal.)
On the very same day he quashed Keystone, Obama released his first campaign ad of 2012 — hyping his stellar record on energy jobs. It’s Opposite Day at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 365 days a year. Even more comically, the ad touted his exemplary ethics record by quoting a moldy three-year-old endorsement from left-leaning Politifact. And as bipartisan Capitol Hill outrage over the half-billion-dollar Solyndra solar stimulus bust mounts, Obama had the nerve to sprinkle his inaugural campaign spot with — wait for it — solar panels.
Instead of supporting new infrastructure jobs in America through an energy independence-enhancing project that has bipartisan legislative support on Capitol Hill, the president flew to Disney World to peddle looser visa restrictions in China and Brazil by executive order. He also will expand the Visa Waiver Program (a security loophole-ridden program that was suspended temporarily after the 9/11 terrorist attacks) to speed foreign travel.
In case anyone needs reminding, it was the relentless drive of the tourism industry and kowtowing State Department bureaucrats that led to the Bush-era Visa Express Program, which relaxed visa policies, eliminated in-person consulate interviews and opened the door to the 9/11 hijackers. Brazil is just the latest base for al-Qaida and other Islamic jihadi groups. It does not consider Hezbollah or Hamas terrorist groups, and it disbanded its anti-terrorism force in 2009.
Read the article here.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Thursday proposed a constitutional amendment that would require all federal campaign funding to come from taxpayer dollars.
Kucinich argued in an announcement statement that his amendment would in effect overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which allows outside groups to spend unlimited amounts to influence campaigns. That decision, Kucinich said, put U.S. democracy “on the auction block.” [...]
With public financing, we have officials working for the public. And public financing will actually save taxpayers’ money, by eliminating any incentive of public officials to reward campaign contributors with taxpayer subsidies.
(done right? I could go along with this if no outside money, unions-corporations-pacs-etc, was allowed period.)
President Obama singled out Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., for praise during a campaign fundraiser last night, seeming to complete the political rehabilitation of the lawmaker whose colleagues censured him in 2010 for 11 ethics violations.
“I also want to acknowledge a couple of outstanding members of Congress with us here today — Congressman Charlie Rangel and Congressman Jerry Nadler are in the house,” Obama said as a prefatory comment to his speech at the Apollo Theater. Rangel represents the House district in which the fundraiser took place.
(over a year when obama wanted him to resign!)
REPORTER: Obama was on the ground in Orlando for the economy event for less than 3 hours, but spent roughly 7 hours at these 4 different campaign events. “Do you not understand the optics of it?”
CARNEY:”You can’t look at what the President does on any given week, including this week, many weeks going back, and not come to the conclusion that he spends a relatively small amount of time campaigning.”
(official spokesman must wipe his mouth with toilet paper quite often. then gargle with some super strength toilet bowl cleaner. for all the shit that he speaks)