TSA agents in St. Louis, Missouri, disarmed Rooster Monkburn, a cowboy sock money, of his two-inch toy gun after a woman brought the stuffed monkey through security. Agents said that it posed a threat because it could be confused for a real gun …
You Get What You Tolerate
» The Inevitable Hillary
(If you’re keeping track, Hillary has come out against malaria, epilepsy and AIDS. No word on her position on shingles—but reportedly she’s against it.)
If Hillary stood in front of microphone and said “I hate bad weather!”, some progressive meteorological society would shotgun some gold medals at her chest.
At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Norwegians toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with good political instincts and sharp elbows.
Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments as a lawyer, like her accomplishments as a senator and a secretary of state, don’t actually exist. The more awards Hillary gets, the fewer people will wonder about her qualifications. Like the fake doctor with 200 equally fake diplomas on the wall; the award blitz is a pathetic case of overcompensation. The giant pile of awards creates the illusion of qualification for someone who never even won political office on her own merits—let alone did anything worthwhile or interesting while there.
It’s been a while since there was an inevitable candidate in American politics four years before an actual presidential election. It’s been even longer since there was a candidate so barren of actual accomplishments and so devoid of anything resembling content.
At the Benghazi hearings, Hillary famously demanded to know what difference it made. The same can be said of her life.
Stated simply, Obama lies because the true objectives of his fundamental transformation of the United States are incompatible with American democracy and tradition.
Barack Obama’s devotion to the Machiavellian dictum of “the ends justify the means” and lying as an instrument of government policy have been the tools of political extremists throughout history.
Such means have their philosophical foundations in the ethical theory of Consequentialism, but have been applied for despotic ends.
The theory holds that the consequences of one’s conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment about the rightness of that conduct. Thus, a morally “right” act or omission is one that will produce a “good” outcome from the standpoint of the consequentialist.
Extending the philosophy of Consequentialism into the realm of politics and economics, one can recognize the elite-led and state-dictated lies of socialists and communists in the sale and implementation of ObamaCare.
Seeking ways to limit the president’s executive overreach, Republicans still shy away from impeachment.
An academic was the first to cross the invisible line.
“The ultimate check on presidential lawlessness is elections and, in extreme cases, impeachment,” Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz told Representative Darrell Issa at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on the president’s duty to uphold the law.
“I really have great trepidation over where we are headed,” Turley said. “We are creating a new system here. . . . The center of gravity is shifting, and that makes it unstable. Within that system you have a rise of an uber-presidency. There could be no greater danger for individual liberty. And I really think that the Framers would be horrified by that shift.”
” …there is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restraints the Constitution places on the government … Abraham Lincoln talked about the right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it. And that is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate. But as I mentioned in my delivered testimony, if the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws, then they will conclude that neither are they. That is why this is a very, very dangerous sort of thing for the president to do — to wantonly ignore the laws, to try to impose obligations on people that the legislature did not approve.”
As we keep noticing, Obama only cares about the next news cycle. He says what he has to say to get on the news for the next news cycle. He wants to be seen saying the right things for that news cycle. Then, when interest dies down a bit, he attempts a new tack.
But he never gets called on how his Early News Cycle Management Bullshit is wholly contradictory to his Slightly Later News Cycle Management Bullshit. The media never asks him What new information was presented to you to change your opinion on the IRS scandal from “outrageous” to “phony scandal”?
Was it high-ranking partisan IRS official Lois Lerner repeatedly invoking the Fifth Amendment to avoid confessing a criminal act in a Congressional hearing?
Was it learning that a White House lawyer, William Wilkins, coordinated directly with the self-avowedly-at-criminal-risk Lois Lerner, and then testified 80 times that he couldn’t remember key details about communications with the Treasury Department about the scandal?
These facts would suggest any evolution should move in the opposite direction — from outrage to even more outraged.
Watch former Obamabots, rhetorically picking sleepy-eye-boogers – having just now woke the f**k up.
~~ via Poor Richard’s News : Independent swing voters in Ohio have some pretty harsh things to say about Obama
I actually feel sad for the woman who said Obama “isn’t focused on making people more prosperous,” as if that’s the government’s job in any way. Government cannot make citizens prosperous. Oh, sure, it can line the pockets of a select few cronies, but prosperity only comes when individuals are allowed the freedom to enjoy the fruits of their own labor without government intrusion, regulation, taxation, and redistribution.
I wonder if they still insist that the people who tried to tell them, tried to warn them, begged and pleaded to them to not vote for the commie sock puppet …. are racists?
A language-arts lesson plan for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders has been developed around the book “Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope,” in which the author, Nikki Grimes, paints the 44th president as nothing short of a messianic figure. The description of the associated lesson plan by Sherece Bennett boasts that it is officially “aligned” with the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an attempt to standardize various K-12 curricula around the country that has drawn national opposition.
“Before dawn each morning,” the book says, “Barry rose — his mother’s voice driving him from dream land. ‘Time for learning English grammar and the Golden Rule. Be honest, be kind, be fair,’ she taught him.” It does not speak of who taught him the use of the teleprompter to lie about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and ObamaCare, which has thrown stage-four cancer patients off their insurance.
The book notes Obama’s struggle with his identity and uses it to slip in a biblical reference, one that would violate the left’s definition of the separation of church and state. Late in the book, Obama dramatically changes his name from Barry to Barack.
Who wants to buy a bucket of hammers?
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Selectively applying rules, school officials tried to squash Republican campaign efforts.
“Last year it was impossible to go five minutes without seeing a ‘Yale for Obama’ sign, so I was shocked to learn that there was even a rule about expressing political opinions on posters.”
Mallet was not ultimately put on probation; nor was he suspended or expelled. However, Yale made him stand and defend himself before ExCom — when it did not require any representative of the Democratic campaign to do so — for the crime of violating regulations that both campaigns disobeyed and that the student population continually ignores.
Always subject to change, as may be necessary, to accommodate Progressive/Dhimmicrat rhethorical fluctuations.
» Ann McLane Kuster (Democrat), 2011: Libya = Middle East. Kuster, 2013: …NO IT’S NOT!
From March of 2011:
Kuster said she supports Obama’s recent action in response to unrest in the Middle East. She said she felt the military intervention in Libya is appropriate because ….
because … (THHO)Obama! Nuff said?
CONSTITUENT: Can you address Benghazi? What are you going to do about Benghazi? Why isn’t Benghazi at the top of your issue?
REP. KUSTER: Well, I’m certainly not here to talk about it. We’re here to talk about the Middle East.
CONSTITUENT: That is the Middle East!
Mr. Constituent obviously does not understand the concept of Progressive Geography.
*I am assuming that there will be people trying their best to defend a progressive Democrat’s latest geopolitical idiocy; there usually is. I await with some amusement to see how they explain why Kuster was couching Libya in terms of the Middle East back in 2011…
The plights of Native Americans and Jews are very similiar: they’re both minority groups who have been systematically targeted by majoritites who use prejudice against them and have attempted to destroy them both physically and culturally. You would think the Left’s attitude toward both groups would be similarly sympathetic. (Hell, the Israels lean toward the European-style soft socialism the Left claims is critical to humanity.) So why the different attitudes toward the similarly oppressed groups? Why is it fine to compare Israel to the Jews’ worst historical oppressors but verboten to mention anything which might cast Native Americans in a negative light?
It’s really very simple: the Jews fought back and won, and continue to fight back and win, while Native Americans fought back and lost. The result is that the Jews, in the form of the nation of Israel, have refused to properly play the role of Designated Victim, and nothing infuriates the Left more than a Designated Victim who refuses to play ball with them.
While his adherence to Communism … an adherence he showed ever time he used his trademark raised-fist salute — was noxious, literally deadly in his youth, and is something we should remember, his role as the Left’s Designated Victim of Designated Victims, second only to Princess Diana (poor suffering Diana!) within the global Church of Victimology, is what many conservatives find most objectionable. The response to Mandela’s death puts on full display his role as the inspirational symbol for the ascendancy of the victim culture which has been critical to the global spread of Leftism, and anyone who challenges the validity of that symbol also challenges those who derive, at least in part, their legitimacy, power, and absolute moral authority from Designated Victim Saint Nelson … That is why this is a BFD.
This is maddening. The president is a liar, plain and simple. The federal government bails out and unconstitutionally takes over (like the United States is some sort of banana republic) a terribly run company whose unions were driving it to the ground, then sells it a couple of years later at a $10 billion loss to taxpayers and we’re suppose to be grateful that it wasn’t worse?
What, exactly, was “far less costly”, Mr. President?
Just because one spot on Earth has set records for cold that has little to do with global warming because it is one spot in one place, said Waleed Abdalati, an ice scientist at the University of Colorado and NASA’s former chief scientist. Both Abdalati, who wasn’t part of the measurement team, and Scambos said this is likely an unusual random reading in a place that hasn’t been measured much before and could have been colder or hotter in the past and we wouldn’t know.
But “Just one spot” has never stopped globalwarmieholes from making catastrophic claims and predictions of roasting humans, now has it?
You can bet this “one spot” observation will be used, at some point in the future, to bolster claims of human caused “climate change”. Watch and see.